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kyAy Ay Ay Ay
BHOOKVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1858.
For the BrookvlU Amoriran.
The Cricket by the Hearthstone.
T UTI ttt.
There a rrlcfcat by tb henrthatona,
Chirping aadly all nlgbt tag,
TU1 ajy heart bU Uaae reeaoaalre.
To tha a Mi of hU tons.
Oh, bo tell la weird atrang language,
Of dprtd daya ef Jor,
Fee- tue kouae to vary old.
Built a eentnry or mora.
Wben tb eeenlnf eha,'owa gatber, -
Darkly la tha wlda oi l mom,
A ad lh fir la alnuif a bright g'lmpeee,
Half iUawiaatwe tba gloom,'
When It eeeina to ma that pirll,
W h anr dwelt la theee old hallt, -Tread
agaia lu anaiat-bailt chaaibare, ,
A tba murky twllUht folia.
' Then before tha lam pa re lighted.
Sit I by tha 6 re alone,
Listening te tba cricket chirping,
Sadly ujr tba vlde ltearthetoae.
And il telle ma aa I Uaton, .
Of forgotten one who tret,
Made the time-worn manaloa joyoua.
Sut who W now la tb duet.
Telle of aged men, aaJ matron,
Wllb tbeir eUrered lotke of mow,
Who bare laid du a all lift' bürde,
i Long tinea reaeed earth'a care to know)
Of young children whoae clear laughter.
Rang out In ivert atalody,
Staking every tared pt Juyoua
WHb tbeir tareCi of merry gUa. -
atwkliaat youth with brow of btaty,
Lina of bliAnn, and yea of light.
Who have aewl Doatb'a ahatlad aortala,
A ad hav tanialivd from our iight,
la tha nrifihU'ring (hurchyard pillowed,
mme of tbeae bricht funaa low lia.
Other loretl ouea wandered farther.
To Uy du a at loit and dlo.
There waa one hlgb-eotitcd and noblo,
Who creed out a glurioua fume,
Itnt who paaeed fruiu earthly plauilit,
MltU krialil laarela on bia Daiua.
And aootliis- pure and holy,
Who dark tufferlng did endure,
Praj iag unto baveu only,
It might make bia aout more pure.
And a rherUlied one and prerleae,
J.iCi and puulijht ol the boarth ,
W hn bath mutyyeara in beauty;
hlrpt neath ooan briny aurf."
Then the cricket' atraia grvwt aad'lar,
Aa It trllrlh mm of one,
V hnae young life e hrlght and lovely.
Ah t fur earth to n-on waa don.
Inrc'a erowa on tier fair f irelieed,
Liko a holy llelug Uy, .
Aad the shtw lug buda of plreiure,
t'tMfvd and nlilned bee pathway,
W hen tu bright, glad, hour uf Suuimer,
t'Ame ia all tlirir wnip and priile,
And th- earth aa roiwd in Wauty,
They had greeted hrr a brMe.
rtut, erarr had a yrar d'rurt,d
, ka thy l,rvi h-r ba h tn rrt.
Laid hir in tU i-nivlr ehurvhraid,
W Ith her )Nle hrr pure treat.
And brn rrrning eiime uftrn,
1 alt by th' Ore alone,
I.Uluin; t' theerh'krt chirping
Kully by the old heart hatoue.
INTELLECT IN RAGS.
UV VARA MoXTRysE.
It v:v. a Llatk wintry tla. Heavy
aiiow drills Jjv jiilnl up in the etrccts
of iew yWk, aij'l the whole appear-;iir-u
of the thy ivr.8 cold ami dismal.
.Seated upwu tüe luuo steps of one of
ho lar-jo du-cUiiJM on I'itXh Avenue,
waa a boy apparently thirteen years ot
;ie. lie nan literal I j- dothed in ras,
umd bin hauds were blue, and his teeth
.hattcred with .eulj. Lyu upon Ihm
Jc.tiee .u a.' a piew uf newMpuuer he had
picked up in the street, and he was try
jnff to read tbo words jupoti it lie had
Jjeen occupied .tbns Vor buwiy tiuae, n lien
f0 little g'u-N, clad ia bilk ai d fur,
A-aine toward luui Tlo ddest ou wan
.about twelve year old, xtiid ko hfAutiful
jihat the poor Jboy raised Lis eve, and
Jlixcd them upon her in undisiruiHed nd-
a . . a . "
jiiiralion. lue t-iiild of wait. atonnod
i. . i ... . i . i
.jM'ioro nun, iiiju iuru.u,j wuer 'uijiaii-
Marian, just se?c Hi X.'Jor ou my
tcpu ! Uoy, w hat areyoy doiu lcre ?
'1 am trying u Viujj to read upon thj
J.ittle bitot paper,' aoswered tlve L'?y.
The girl laulifd dfriajWy, and said:
'V'cll, truly I have heard of intel
lect in rag, Marian, and hero it is per
nonified Marian, mfl lt:irl eye filled wijli
jtcars, as bho replied :
'O, IxniifiC, do rvH talk oj you know
Mrhat Mi Katinie teaelics in Keimöl.
Tho rich nud the poor meet together,
und the Lord is maker of them all.'
Louiso laughed 3u.iu and aii to the
oy : ;
'Get up' from here, you hall not six
on my steps, you are to ragged und dir-tv-'
The boy aroe, and a burniu Muh
crimsoned hia face, lie waa walking
nway, when M'arian ;aid :
'Jn't go little boy, you are o cold;
O, do come,' alio continued, as ho hesita
ted; and lie followed her into a large
kitchen, where a bright farm-tiro was
ahedding it genial warmth around.
Well, Mi Marion, who nro you
bringing hero now ? " nuked the ser
A poor bor who is almost perished;
you will let him get warm, willyou not,
.'0, ye, he hall get warm ; s't here,
little by', ami Hache! pushed n chair
in front of tho ntove; hhotlicn gavohiin
A piece of bread and meat.
Marian watched theso arrangement,
nnd then elided from the room. N hei
hc returned he had a primer, with the
rt rudiments of iielliug and reading
'iolng to the boy, she said :
Litllo boy, hero is a book that you
?an learn to read from better than a
ieco of paper. Do you kuow your let
Some of them, but not all. I never
any rWly to tent h me. I jirt learn
od myself; but O, I want to road so
Dauiy.' , .-,
Marian sat down besido him, and bo
tnn to teach hira his letters. 8he was so
busily occupied in this work that ho
uia not soo her mother enter the room
nor hear .Rachel explain about tho boy
and iho knew not that her mother stood
some timo behind them, listcnirg to her
noblo child teaching the beggar boy his
There, were but few that ho had not
already learned himself, and it was not
long before Marian had the satisfaction
of hearing him repeat tho alphabet.
. When he roso to go ho thanked
Rachel for her . kindness, and offered
Marian her book. .. .
Xo, I don't want it,' sh said 'I have
given it to you to learu to read from.
on t you tell mo your name r
Jimmio,' ho replied.
'I will not forget you, Jimmio, and
you must always remember Marian
llav-s,' was tho httlo girl's farewell.
Loui&o Gardner and Marian Hays wcro
playmates and friends. Their dwell
ings joined, and almost every hour of
tho day they wcro together, for they at
tended tho same school. These two
children wcro differently d'i9po.sitioned,
nnd very differently brought un.
Louiso was proud and haughty. 1 ov
ert, in her eyes, was a disgrace and a
crime, and sho thought nothing too kc
vcro for tho poor to suffer. Theso views
sho learned from her mother. Mrs.
Gardiner moved in one cychudvo circle
the bon ton of Xew York. "Without
the precincts of this tlic never ventur
ed, for ail others were beneath her.
lionise wa taught to mingle with no
children excepting thoso ot l:er moth-
tsr's A-iends, and was growing up be
lieving herself better than they.
Tho teaching that Marian lhn'B re
ceived was totally different from this.
Mrs. Itays Was acknowledged by Mrs.
Gardner as one of her particular friends;
yet, though sho moved among that cir
cle, she was far from being of them.
Her doctrine was tho text her little girl
had used ''The rich nnd poor meet to
gether, and the Lord is maker of them
all." This ho taught Marian, that
there was no distinction as to wealth
and position: that tho distinction was
in worth, and worth alone, nho taught
icr to reverence age, and to pity the
toor and destitute : and that 'pleasant
words were ns honey comb, sweet to the
soul;' a little word of kindness was bet
ter fliun money. Marian learned the
esson well, and was ever ready to dis
pense her gentle words to nil, w hether
they were wealthy and influential, or
ragged and indigent as the loy she had
that cold morning befriended.
A gay and brilliant thror.g wcro as
sembled in the city of Washington.
Congress was in session, and the hotels
were crowded with strangers. It was
an evening party ; the brilliantly light
ed rooms were rilled with youth and
Standing near one of tho floors were
twoyoung ladies busy conversing togeth
er. "The elder of tho two suddenly ex
'(, Marian, have you teen Mr. Ham
ilton, the new member from W. ?'
No, 1 have not, but I have heard a
great ileal about hiiu.'
'O ! I want to see him so badly. Mrs.
X ia going to introduce him tons
I wish she would make haste, I have no
Don't sneak so, Louise, I wish you
would not be so trilling,' said Marian.
A singular smile played around the
mouth of a tall, handsome gentleman
standing near the girls; and as he pas
sed them, he scanned them both close
ly. In a short time Mrs. X came up
with Mr. Hamilton, the new member,
and presented him to Miss Gardner and
Miss Hays. As they were conversing
together," Mr. Hamilton said :
Ladies, we have met before.'
Hotli Louise and Marian declared
their ignorance of the fact.
'It has been long years ago, yet I have
uot forgotten it, nor a single sentence
Ured during that meeting. I will
quote ono text that may recall it to
your memory 'Tho rich and the
juMtritwvt together, and the Lord is the
water of them all.'
Tho rUU bJood tinged the cheeks ol
Marian, but Louise declared herself as
ignorant as before. Mr. Hamilton glan
ced for a moment tit Marian, then turn
ing to Louie hp said.
'Long year ago a little boy ragged
and flirtj', seated himself upon the
steps of a stately dwelling on Kilth Av-
n- t i .1 I
cone, ew lork, ami was mere ousuy
engaged trying to read from a bit of pa.
per, when hts attention was attracted
by two little girls richly dressed. The
eldest of tho two particularly attracted
hi;; fur shi) was as beautiful ns an an
gel ; but os they came near to him, she
lilted up her hand nnd exclaimed :
Hoy what are you doing here ?'
Tho boy answered that ho was try
ing'to read. The child of uTJuenee fe
t ided him and said that sdio had heard
of intellect in rags, ami ho was the ve
rv Personification of it. Her comnan
ion h answer was, that 'the rieh ami the
poor meet together, and tho Lord is the
maker of them all.' Tho elder girl
drove the boy from the steps; but the
younger one took hjiu into her dwelling,
and warmed and led him there. hen
they parted tho littlo girl said,
'you must not forge i Marian Hays.
And,3liss Hays, ho never has forgotten
her. I hat ragged, dirty boy m now be
fore you, ladies, us Mr. Hamilton, tho
member of Congress, and allow me,
Miss Gardner, to tender you my thanks
lor your kind treatment ol that day.
Overwhelmed with confusion, Louise
knew not what to say or do.
In pity for her, Mr. Hamilton rose
and turning to .Marian said :
I will sco you again, Miss Hays,' ho
Louise would not stay in the city,
where she daily met with Mr. Hamil
ton, and in a few days rcturnod to Xew
York, leaving Marian, with tho con
sciousness of having done nothing to
bo ashamed of, nnd enjoying tho society
of distinguished Congressmen.
Marian and Mr. Hamilton were walk
ing together ono evening, when tho lat
ter drew from his bosom and old well
worn primer and handed it to Marian.
From this,' ho said, Hlio man who i
so distinguished here, first learned to
read. Do you recogniro tho book ?'
Marian trembled, and did not raise
her eyes, when hosaw that well-icmcm-bcrcd
book. Mr. Hamilton took her
hand and said :
Marian, Jimmio has never forgotten
you. binco tho day 3ou wero so kind
to him, and gave linn this book, his lue
has had one great aim, nnd that was to
sttain to greatness, and in after years
to meet that ministering angel who w aa
tho swectner of my days of poverty.
hen i Jell your house with this book,
I returned ten times happier to my
humble home, and went assiduously to
work to learn to read. My mother was
an invalid, and ero long I learned well
enough to read to her. When my
mother died I found good friends, nnd
was adopted by a gentleman in W. As'
his son I have been educated. A vear
ago ho died and left his property to me.
Of all tho pleasant memories of my
boyhood, the one connected with you is
the dearest. I have kept this primmer
next to my heart, nnd dwelt upon the
hopo of again meeting the giver. I
have met her. I sco all that my imag
ination pictured, and I ask if the dear
hand that gavo this book cannot be
mino forever ?'
Louise felt deeper grief than ever
when Marian told her sho was to be
come tho wife of Mr. Hamilton, the poor
boy whom sho onco spurned from her
door, and derisively called 'intellect in
rags." Hut she learned a severe lesson,
and ono that changed the whole current
of her life. For a while she shunned
Mr. Hamilton: but by persevering.
kindness he made her feel easy in his
presence, and she was the ncknowledg-
eti menu oi un: congressman anu ins
Years have passed since then, nnd
Louise training up si famih of little
ones; but she is teaching them to des
pise not intellect in rags, hut to be gui
ded b- Marian s text -rhc rich and
the poor meet togetheiynnd the Lord is
the maker of them all.'
The Sixteenth CoiigHii; Painted by Sen
.- , ;
This act. a bill to authorise the Pres
ident to tako possession of Last nnd
West Florida March lBl'l, now held
by many to be unconstitutional and
void, was reported by a committee,
passed by a Congress, nnd approved by
an Administration, wnieii were an no-
lieved in their flay to know something
about the constitution, and also to care
for it. The committee were: Messrs.
James Harbour, of Virginia, Nathan
iel Macon, of North Carolina, James
Ilrown, of Louisiana, i.liam Hunter,
of Uhodc Island, and Uufus King, of
New York all of them familliar with
the formation and adoption of the con
stitution, and of them (Mr. HufusKing)
member of the rederal Convention
which framed it. J he Congress was
thatof 1820-21, the first under the sec
ond administration of Mr. Monroe,
himself the last of the revolutionary
Presidents, ami in the Inst term of his
public life both tho Senate and the
llousc, impressive nnd venerable from
the presence of many survivors of the
hrst generation, nnd brilliant with the
apparation of the young luminaries of
the second generation, then just ap
pearing above tho political horizon, soon
to light up the whole political firma
ment with the splendors ot their gen
ius, nnd to continue shining in it, like
fixed stars, until gathered, in the full
ness of time, to rest with their fathers.
To name some would be to wrong oth
ers, equally worth, less brilliant. To
name all who shene in this tirmancnt
would be to repeat, almost, tho list of
tho members of the two Houses: for,
either brilliant or useful talent pervad
ed tho list even the plainest members
respectablo for the lion. sty of their
voles, and close attention to tho busi
ness of the House. I entered tho Seil-
ato at that time, and felt myself to be
among masters whose scholar I must
long remain before I could becomo a
teacher whosccxamplo J must emulate,
without tho hopoof successful imitation.
There they were, flay in and day out, nt
their places, punctual to every duty,
ripe in wisdom, rich in knowledge,
modest, virtuous, decorous, delerential,
and wholly intent upon the public
good. There I made my first acquaint-
cneo wth tho federal gentlemen of the
old school; and while differing from
them on sj-steius ol policy, soon to ap
preciate their high personal character,
tondmiro their finished manners, to re
cognise their solid patriotism (according
to their views ol government. ) nndtoieel
grateful to them as the principal lound
ers of our government; and in all this
I only divided sentiments with t!io old
republicans, all living ou terms ol per
sonal kindness with their political ad
versaries, and with perfect respect for
each other's motives and opinions.
They aro all gono thou bodies buried
in tho earth, their works buried under
rubbish and their names beginning to
fade from tho memory of man and 1,
(who stood so far behind them in their
great day that praiso lrom mo would
havo scorned imjertinence,) I have be
come, in some sort, their historiograph
er and introduced to tho world. 1
abriilgo tho Debates of Congress, those
debates in which their wisdom, virtue
modcMy, patriotism lie buried. I res
erect the wholo, put them in scone
again on tho living stage, every ono
with tho best of works in his. hand: a
labor of lovo and prido to mo, of justico
to them, and, I hopo, of utinto, man
generations. Such wero , tho two
Houses of Congress which rc-cnacted
tho Florida Territorial bill,' in 1821
which had been first enacted (by prede
cessors not illustrious) in tho (Jrleans
Territorial bill of ls()4, and approved
by Mr. Monroe s cabinet a cabinet un
surpassed byany ono before it or since;
John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State;
William A. Crawford, Secretary of tho
Treasury; John C.Calhoun, Secretary of
War: Smith Thompson, feecretary ol
tho Navy: Return Jonathan Meigs,
Postmaster General;, jViltoO', rt At-
torney Ctcncral; anil wTuchT i T ... . so
made and so approved, arc no t be
called unconstitutional and vu... But
the had a further approval to undergo,
ono of practice, nnd received it, from
both Houses of Congress, and from tho
Monroe administration; ani tbt niter
it was put Into operation by Iho first
Governor of Kast nnd . West Florida,
commissioned with tho powers of Cap
tain-General nnd Intendant of Cuba,
uniting in his ow n hands, the supremo
military, civiljund judicial function, and
exercising them w hen ho beljevcd tho
public good required it. Hut bf 'this
Fragment front an lUnflnishetl -
from the South "
Among tho many objects of interest
that excite the attention of those who
visit Florida, there is none more attrac
tive or more frequently visited, than the
reno-vned "Silver Spring," bituated n
few miles from Ocala, a small town of
Central Florida. No one, who can do
so, thinks of leaving the State without
paying at least ono visit to this Spring,
and it is said that when a person onco
drinks of its placid waters, ho will cer
tainly return again. It will hardly bo
believed, that many persons arc 'super
stitious enough to place implicit conti
deneo in this statement, and rtjfuso to
partake 'of its waters, yet wich is the
fact. The Spring is some tweiitv-tivc or
thirty yards in diameter, and toe huge
volume of water that flows from it,
forms a branch of tho Ocklwaha,a
which stream is a tributor of tho mighty
St.JohiN. Tho great attraction of the
spring is its indescribable beauty. Its
grassy banks are covered at all seasons
of the year with w ild llowers-td every
description, and in its clear and crystal
like waters, fish can bo seen, darting
and sporting at the depth of ono hun
dred and tweutv-llve feet. , Soulh beau
tiful shells are continually thrown ifp,
by the action of tho waters, and can be
caught in handlulls. The silesand bot-
torn of the Spring are covered with a
species of grass, having a very long
auu w ide leaf, and these leaves aro com
pletely incrused with the small shells,
presenting a most singular and beauti-
lul appearance. Jiut when tnc sun rises
in the heavens, then tho Spring is seen
in its grandeur. Its waters gleam with
all tho hues ot the rainbow, and the
silver-sided fish, the shells, the flower
and the grass, all combine to render the
scene one long to be treasured up in tho
memory ol the visitor. This Spring is
the prido of Floridians, and they tako
great pleasure, not only in showing it to
strangers, but in repeating an Indian
legend concerning it, which runs as fol
When Fernando deSoto and hisband
of Spanish adventurers landed atTTaiu
pa Hay, Florida, in l.Vl'J, they slowly
advanced through the country in a
Northerly direction, stopping for a time
with each ot tho Indian tribes they came
at . I
across. Aooui ono nunureu nines irom
Tampa Hay, they entered the territory
of Ocala, ono of the most jtowcrful
chieftains of Florida, und hero they
met w ith a friendly welcome, and glad
ly rested from their toilsome march.
The chief, Ocala, had an only daughter,
Lillcwalla, w hose face was us lovely us
the full moon, whoso eyes wero ns
bright as the evening star, whose form
and every movement was ns light nnd
graceful as tho bounding deer, nnd
whoso heart was ns puro ns the crystal
waters of tho spring, by which sho was
born and nurtured. Lillcwalla saw the
bold nnd manly Do Foto, and loved him.
nor was the Spaniard mdiliorcnt to the
charms of tho simple and trustful Indi
an maiden. Their tales of love were
told, and he p ro n i i sed toy) nr jl iü' u afao m '
his search for gold, and t;tkTer "to 'his
own country, which ho d scribed in
glowing terms. Ho departed, and e er
many moons had passed, Juiewaiia was
eagerly watching for his return, but
she watched in vain. She more eager-
lv wished his return, as neighboring
chiefs and braves were striving for her
hand. Her father thought the oilers
tempting, nnd bade her -elect from
.i . 1....1......1
Iliese IllipUl IHIIUIO Ilium it mniMiiu,
but Lillawalla, true to her fit st love, re
fused. At last, driven to despair by the
commands ol her father and iho long
continued absence of Do Solo, she
threw herself into- tho booont of the
Spring, by which she was raised, and
thus released hersell lrom all her
troubles. As soon ns the waters closed
over her, according to Iho legend, the
various hues of the rainbow began to
play upon their surface, and the Spring
assumed tho bright and beautiful ap
peal aiHO it beats to this day. V. .1.
tyT A Yankee proposed to build an
establishment w hich a person may drive
a sheep in at one end, and have it cane
out at the other us four quarters of mut
ton, a felt hat, a pair of drawers, u
leather apron, and a quarto dictionary.
tor A sickly friend had lubvi'C'1. so
hard to raise an appetite, that, when ho
hail succeeded, h refused to tat moat
jli-M he should kpoil it again,
Napoleon showed mo tho marks of
two wounds ono a very deep cicatrice
above the left knec.which hosaid ho had
received Tn his first campaign of Italy,
and it was of so serious a nature, that
tho sttrgoons wero In doubt whether it
might not be necessary to amputate,
lie observed that when'he wns wound
ed, it was always kept a secret in order
not to dlacourngo the soldiers. Tho
other was on tho toe, and was received
at Lckmul. "At tho scigo of Acre,"
continued he, "a shell thrown by Sid
ney Smith, fell at my feet. Two sol
diers, who were close by, seized, and
closely embraced me, ono in front and
tho other on one side, and mado a ram
part ;of their bodies for me, against tho
shell, which exploded, ai:d overwhelm
ed lid with sand. We sunk into tho hole
formed by its bursting, one of them was
wounded. I -mado them loth officers.
Ono has since lost a leg at Moscow, and
commanded at Vincenncs, when I left
Paris. hen ho was summoned by tho
Hussians, he replied, 'that ns soon ns
they had sent him back tho leg he had
lost at Moscow ho would surrender the
fortress.1 " "Many times in m life,"
continued he, ''have soldiers nnd officers.
thrown themselves before me, when I
was in tho most imminent danger At
Arola, when I was nvnncing. Colonel
Mcuron. my nid-de-camp, threw him
self beforo me, covered me with his
body and revcived the wound which
wns destined for me. He fell nt my
feet, and his blood spoute 1 up in my
face. He gave his lifo to preserve mine.
Never yet. I believe, has there been
such devotion shown by soldiers, ns
mine havo manifested for me. In all
my misfortunes never has tho soldier,
even when expiring, been wanting to
me never has man been served more
faithfully by his troops. With the last
drop of blood gushing out of their veins
they exclaimed 'Vive 'IKnipercur.' "
Decision against Fremont in the Mari
The particulars, ns brought bv the
last California steamer, are ns follows:
One of the most important events of
the fort-nigh, has been the decision of
the Supreme Court in the Fremont
case. Two of the Judges concur in its
opinion, but Jndgo Field djsscnts. The
suit is brought by Diddle Hoggs ngainst
the Merced Mining Company. It had
been decided in favor of the plaintiff by
an inferior court, a decision reversed by
the present one. The plaintiff leased a
portion of the tract known as Las Mar
aposas from Col. Fremont in April,
lS7, jaying4a monthly .rental of one
thousand Jolhr. Six years before, the
defendants had taken possession of the
land, and operated upon it in mining;
they have retained possession to the
present time, expending in machinery
&c., $?SOO,000. The suit was brought to
recover possession and damages.' The
decision of tho Supreme Court limits
tho consideration of tho tho ease to two
1 Whether Iho title to Ihe mineral
passed to Col. Fremont with hisconfirm
cd grant to the real estate.
2 Whether, conceding that it did not
tho defendant had tin right to extract
the gold while the titlo in fee simple of
the land is in the lessor of the plaintiff.
Tho Court held, on these point, that
tho title to the gold in the premises was
reserved by Mexico, and passed by the
treaty to thoUnitwd Slates, ami has not
passed lrom them to tho lessor of the
plaintiff; and the owner of a mining
claim has. in practical effect, a good
vested titlo to tho property until his ti
tle is divested by the exercise of the
superior right of tho higher proprietor.
The judgment of the inferior court is
reversed, and tho cause remanded, di
rection being given that judgment be
entered for the defendants. Tho de
cision is regarded as a triumph for the
miners, nnd can hardly fail to result in
the pecuniary ruin of Col. Fremont.
, Thero aro somo people, who, at this
late flay, dislike exceedingly to listen to
a preacher who makes use of written
a a a . a it t a
sermons. A minister whom wo loci in
company with recently, gave ns a little
experience on tliispomt, and related the
following incident :
lie said that just before leaving the
theological school, he was sent to n cer
tain Hantist church in Xew Hampshire,
to upply for a singlo Sabbath, and was
directed when ho arrived to call on nie
of the members an old farmer at
whose house it was expected ho would
put up. When he arrived, tho old far
mer, received him cordially, and imme
diately commenced conversation as fol
You havo come to preach for us,
havo you 7"
"Yes, sir; I have come with the expec
tation." "Do vou make uso of written ser
mons?'' I do."
"Then we don't wnnt you. I ll speak
to the peoplo myself first. We want a
man that can open hid mouth, nnd have
the gospel flow like water gushing out
the tail of a saw mill, and that will
melt down the hearts of the people like rnrcy fails to call up the warm affec
honey on n rock !" tions of tho gentle heart. The thoughts
Paixtino vor Farm lMri.KMr.XTs. A
gicat saving may be made by keeping'
implement.. eontantly under shelter
when not in use. Hut this is nearly im
possible; and besides, many of them
must of necessity be exposed, duri''"
their employment, to many da-- 0fi,JJJ
sun nnd occasional ,UUers It is
therefore impo'VlM1t to keep them Well
painted. Ah a general average, they
w'.., hist twice a long by tho protection
of a coat of paint, renewed as it is
worn off. A. cheap material, as a coat
ing for tnany kinds .t 'lariq implements,
it boih'd 'i,ke 'li I,,, '
A Cunninff Triot
Dr. Willcott, tho celebrated Peter
Pindar, was nn eccentric character, and
had a great many queer notions of his
own. A good story is told by ono of
ins cotcmporanes, of the manner in
which ho onco tricked his publisher.
Tho latter, wishing to buy the copyright
of his works, offered him by letter a life
annuity of 200. Tho Doctor learning
that tho publisher was very anxious to
buy, demanded 300. In reply, th
latter appointed a day .on which he
would call on the Doctor and talk the
matter over. At tho day osnigned, tho
Doctor received him in entire dishabille,
even to tho night cap; and having ng-
gravated the sickly look of a naturally
cadaverous face by purposely ubstain
injjf from tho uo of n ri" j f tVoi-
days, he : had all tho appearance of a"
candidate for quick consumption. Ad
ded to this, the crafty author assutnod
a hollow and most sepulchral cough.
such as would excito tho pity of even a
sheriff s officer, and make a rich man's
heir crazy with joy. Tho publisher,
however, refused to givo more than
200, till suddenly tho Doctor broke
out into a violent ht ol coughing, which
produced an offer of 250. The doctor
peremptorily refused, and was seized,
almost instantly, with another even
more frightful and longer protracted
Uittack, that nearly suffocated him
when the publisher, thinking it impos
sible that such a man could livelong,
raised his offer, and closed with him at
300. The old rogue lived some twen
ty-five or thirty years ullerwards !
The Gloomy Bridal
Wc havo heard of soino dark scenes.
but rarely encounter anything so utter
ly deficient in situshino and whitewash
as the following. It reads liko a yard
of crape :
Gloom was upon her countenance nnd
upon his. Tho r.:an whose holy office
was to unite them in bond never to ue
torn asunder, stood like an executioner
before the bride nnd bridegroom, and
they, tho pair waiting to be blessed,
bent down their heads liko criminals be
In vain might the eye wander around
the assemblage in search ot sunshine
upon a single countenance; all was
dreary black, and assistants us well tu
attendants at the ceremony wero ali.e
hrouded in ono dark overshadowing
pall of rayless gloom.
Ahjjoytul should ever be the linking
of young hearts together, and terrible
must bo the feelings ol those around
whom the shadows of fate are gather
ing, even at the( threshold, which should
blazo in all the gorgeous coloring of
hope and promise.
Yet the sumo sombro bade, the same
gloom of hue, the depth of darkness
wns seated upon every feature. No
sudden blushing of tho rose, no swilt
succeeding of the lily, no fitful changes'
telling of youthful passion, and warm.
bright hope were seen on that bride's
cheek ; but one unvarying shade ot fu
neral gloom, possessed the preacher iu
fact they were all possessed
Header, they wcro Timbuctoo dark
Doctors meet with many ridiculous
cases. Hood tells one of an old hypo
chondriac who was in the habit of be
lieving himself flying two or three times
during the week. On a certaiu occa
sion he was taken ill with one of those
terrors while-rifling in Iiis gig, .und bap
pening nt tho time to see in the road
ahead the family physician riding in
his carriage in tho san.e direction, he
put whip to his horse and overtook the
doctor as soon as possible. The doctor,
however, seeing him coming, applied
tho whip to his own horse, and as ho
had a nag that was considered "runw"
among the fast men, they had a pretty
close time of it for about threo miles.
But tho hypochondriac, driving a
2.40 horso finally camo up alongside
of tho doctor, and exclaimed, "Hang it.
doctor! pull up! pull up instantly ! I
am flying!" "Kgad!" cried the doctor,
lookit g over his shoulder, "I think you
are, and 1 never saw any one going so
A Rich Letter.
The principal of a public school has
been rending circulars to the parent of
the bad pupils, which signed and re
turned, will authorize him to inflict
such punishment, corporeally or other
wise, as may in his judgement be prop
er. The following answer proves that
somo of tho parent tire pleased with the
idea: "Deer Mr. Hattati Your floging
cirklar is duly received. I hope, us to
my John, you will flog him just, ns oft
in as you kin. Do ns a bud boy is
John. Hitho 've bin in habit of teach
in him miselfl It seems to mo ho ncv
er will larn anything his spelin is ot
trageously definishmcnt. Gallup him
weil, scr. and you will receive my
thank. P.S. Wat accounts for John be.
ing sich a schollar is that ho is my sun
by my wife's fust husband."
Thk "Sistkr." There is something
lovely in the name, and its utterance
i that circle round it aro all quiet, beauti
fill and pure. Passion hits no place
with its associations. The, hotä and
fears of kve, thos "'rung emotions,
powerful ciifh. to shutter and cxtin.
tu- .. nfe itself, llud no homo there.
Tho bride is the star, talisman of the
heart, tho diamond abovo nil price,
bright nnd Uiuing in tho noon day sun;
a aUtor, tlm gom, of milder- light, calm
as tho' mcliew loon, and sot in a coio
net of pearls.
i i .,
tvivKtfid a b nd man for look-
. . - a a
iv.'-at a deaf nd dunibwr.n, V'T-M-Ai"?!"' guotafous ! 1 a hutband-in t.A vr.
i.Vuidcr ort in vt. sir my wiji-V runrd)
eoncetta of tpe ScfoaonL
tfr Tho best lino to lend -womit.
with is a mas-di'linc . ' . .
rST To make a Knsihtn'name, imitate
the 'tchug of a bullfrog, giro one sneez,
aud say 'shi.
C3 The young lady who. was lost ir
thought, has been found. So was hug
ging an idea. , .
'Id all labor there is profit. True;:
but who reaps it 7 Not he that- creates
it. Verily, tho printing business-wis-unknown
when that idea was started'.
DQr A friend of ours kept his haudj
warm all winter from 'mittens begot
from the ladies. Cheap way for a sup-
V'ST Do you go in for the Maine Liq
uor Law 7
Why partly yes and partly no I goes
in for the Liquor but not for tho Law.
teJ Tho following question' is now
beforo tho Sand Lake Asylum
'Which causes tho most swearing, a
horso that won't draw or a stov V.
tajf- Men will always be apt to think
the money-market tight if. they are in
unfortunate habit of getting, so them,
selves. ' . -
Ei3u An Irishman, tho other- day, bid!
an extraordinary price for nn nlram
clock; and rs a reason, 'that as he loved,
to ri so early, he now had only to pull,
tho string and wako himself'
rSiY-A dandy on board a steamboat'
lately stood by and saw a young lady
fall on tho deck without offering to as
sist her. On being asked for an expia
nation. '1 was wailing,' says-P6otfle,.
for an introduction.'
tr"' 'It is extremely disagreeable to
me, madam,' said an ill-naturcd: old fol
low, 'to tell you unpleasant truths."
'I have no doubt, sir, that it is ex
tremely disagreeable to- you- to- tc-U!
truths of any sort.'
RaT 'Shon,' said a Dutchman, 'vqo'
may say what you please-'bout Vau'
neighbors; I U:vl te vorct neighbors as
never vask Mine pigs and' mine hens
conies fcrtxue mit dero cars split, and tod--der
day two of tern comes homo mid-
Doos smoking offend you ?' ask.
ed an American landlord. uf a newly ar
rives I bt'Ul'deV.
Xot at air, sir.'.
'I am very glad to- hear- it as your
chimuey is given. to tho practice.'
KQ. Woman-is like ivy the more you'
nrr ruined the closer she clingV to you.
A Ttlr bachelor adds : Ivy is liJte wo
nvan tho- more it clirps- to- you- tho
more you arc ruined. Poor rule' that?
won't work both ways. ;
frxr 'PVase. sir, I don't think Mr,
Doisui tuky lu yhyic regular,' said
doclfr rv lMirnplovcr.
Why so ?'
''CUum; vy, he's getting veil so pro
ciow livst Ir . ,
tnf -Sir,' said an uneducated politici
an to a gentleman, who dissentml" fronv
one of hi opinions, '1 shall rcad'youv
out of the pally.'
'You wii'iinavv- fa-gD'l'vschocJ b'iforo
you can do that,' was the reply.
8JX. What is the difference betw?iv
an attempted homicide, and tho butch
ering of swine- ? Hold your breath fur
an answer. One iw assault with intent
to kill, ami tlx; other is-a kill with-in-Utt
trgr A Southern Methodist minister,
detailing his ex.perieiici on.i "ersrtaiti'r
circuit, counted twenty-six- childctMl
that were iianu'd alier him, and- added
that tluriug. tho year ho reosivod,. as
compensation for hu. IaJLoPy thirt-c dado-liars
t?tr Meetr-g x negro on tho roady
with ncrapo on his hat, atravclor snidt
'You have lost soma of" your friori&r
Was it a near "r listant reuito've ?.'
Well putty tUstciiit 'bout twenty,
four mites was the reply.
&5T -Kim-ewmick" is tho- namo of
I he last new perfume. Vlx
It would depend a good deal upon tho
appearance U' the Druggist whether
the ladies here would ask for the abovo
perfume or not.
fiT" "Mother, mayn't I have the big
bible in your room 7'
'Yes my son, ami I am glad to sen
you duMrous of perusing that Imok.-
What do you mo.st want to see ia it 7
I only want to see whHiier I can
smash flics iu it, like Bill Smith, does at
- fciy A littlo ragged urchir begging
in the upper part of tho city the other
day, was usked by tho lady of tho house,
aller filling his basket, if Lis parents
were living 7
'Only dad, mnrm,' said tlwe boy.
Then you've enough in your basket
now to feed the family fr some time,'
said the lad v.
Oh! no, 1 haven't neither said tlya
lad, 'for m and dad keeps five toi,d
ers he docs the house work, and t tfora
t-r A man railed upon a la'.yer tho
other day and began-to state Ms case iu
rather ah abrupt wanner.
Sir, I have come ft you for advice: I
am a husband in law !'
A what?' spoko otitic learned coun
sel Husband. itr-law, ir !' '.
1 have fcrtrcr Veen that dcßtiel in
dorn. li relation
'Don't "u Know what a h,wdand-in-
I aa a ft a
la v r .ir, von rv wwyori you i
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