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THE CHILDREN The iKtle children were In mercy eent: The Winning beauty of their happy smiles Is fcoriow's antidote; thetr artless wiles Lure gladness from the wrinkled brow of Care ; Th« Ilia or life were more than we could bear, Had not kind Heaven the Utile children lent, Fair as the angels, and on innocent: They are a fount of love that faileth nerer— CHI on th« watefs of Life's dhwouteiit— Links in Lore's chain that bind fond hearts forever— The trieirtd rrown of h«dy wedlock's jojre— An unpointed spring that neref cloys Happy that heafth and home kind Fortune bUssee M'lt*» the rich treasure of their sweet caresses; gftisreltanm*. "IM EXTRAoiDINAEYr Some years ago a race was run at the Hague in Holland, which for its novelty excited more than ordinary interest. It was between a fast trotting horse in har ness and a full grown ho*/ ; single heat— <distanee, six Knglish miles— lor a wager of one thousaud guilders The circumstances which led to this unique trial of speed were as follows : At a sporting club at the Hagoc a member of the club expatiated upon the beauty, symmetry, and extraordinary speed of* trotting horse, he had that day purchased, e*pw»sing an eager desire to get up a roatch to prove the sujieiior qualities of bis horse. A gentleman, eu gaged in a hand at cards, but whose at tention had bees attracted by the ardent and impassioned remark* of the speaker, quietly remarked : "(!«». Sir ; don't be bragging so much about ilie swiftness 'U your horse, for 1 have a wlr.eli, lor a trifling wager, I would not hesitatp to run against hiih." Peels of* laughter gteeved thisstrange proposal, to which— when partially subsided—the owner of "Gruuty" quietly interposed: "Well, gentleman, I. now challenge to run uiy hog Nero against that gentleman's last trotter in harness, one straight heat, six Kngligh miles, for one thousand guilders aside." 1 Done I" was the eager iespouse from mauy voices. "I'rovided," the challenger resumed, "that the horse par ry two persons, and that 112 urteen days' *iaie be allowed me for training my an imal." "Agreed '""Agreed !" resound ed all round ; lot- the joke was deemed too good and too covei to give it the go by. l'rcliminaries being satisfactorily ar ranged, and the stakes deposited, it was agiecd that the match should come off that day fortnight at ILo clock A. M. precisely ; and the beautiful avenue lead lug from the Hague to the sea-shore at Schevcningcn was selected aa the course. The news of this extraordinary match for a trial of speed between a fast trot ting horse and a full-grown porker sproad like wild fire, and caused the most in teuso excitement, not alone in sporting circles, but among the people generally— all eager to see the fun The day was anxiously looked for, and the training pf Nero began On the first day poor N«ro was starved; strict orders having been giveu by his owner that no one should feed him, hiin .eelf alone attending .to that matter. On the second day Nero was pietty sharp set., wtien. punctualy at eleven o'clock, bis master made his appcaranco. A •rope was securely fastened to one of his jbiud trotters, and his mister drove him with many a kick and forcible persuasion all the way over the course to Scheven gen, *»hcre lie fed him upou a scanty meal ol two herrings which Nero rav .enously devoured, after which he had •to trot it back to the Hague It may be proper here to re.naik that the hog prefers fi-h to any othor kind of food. On the third day Nero felt perfectly ravenous, but he had to bide his time, and his master had to resort to the strict er hog discipline to stm t him off when, at eleven o'clock, ho presented himself lo drive him over the courrs. Altera liberal and euergotic application of the booted foot, and- a little loud and angry discussion between the respective par ties, they arrived at their jouney's end, where Nero was rcgaleu with three her ritgs, being one extra, an I which be dis patched voraciously in double quick time, looking for more, but in vain. He was then, with much coaxing and kick mg persuaded to resume rho rxtotrn trip homeward, and which was safely mscnui plished, although not without eonsidora ble opposition, accompanied by vigorous aqueelmg and determined grunting on the part of Nero. On the fourth day, punctually at elev en o'oloek, when liis muster presented himself, Nero seemed to uudersUnd somewhat the object of his calling ; he Walked off not on>y withrmt compulsion, tut with considerable alacrity, at a good round pace, to gbt to his journey's en i. where his ins.«t«i rivaled huu not alone with his coveted Uitn* r of three hei ringa, but, us a reward for his tractabil ltj ami good with one hei-JOt; J extra, and which Nero devoured with iu credible velocity as soon as they came -.within reaeh of his grindets' On the fifth day Nero was fully up to the game, and his master experienced considerable difficulty to keep np with htm. At scheveningen the usual allow anoe, now, of four herrings was placed at his disposal and disposed of by him iu short metre. On the days following, and np to the time of the race, bis master had no further difficulty with Nero but to keep up with him; Nero invariably taking the lead ; although on the return trips the same difficulties always recurred. A vigorous application of boots waa in such oase the only convincing argument with Nero, who never conld °ee the point nor comprehend the necessity of this back track movement, and every obstreperous ly squeeled and grunted hit objections, deeming this extra exercise probably su» perfluons to his health, as be had uever shown any signs of cither dyspepstaor AMERICAN CITIZEN. indigestion. Hut, be that as it may, Nero Lad to submit to strict discipline, bis master intending to thul train him up to fame and renown. On the day set, Nero had become pers fectly trained, and baring grown extreme ly thin upon bis soanty meals he now ran like a race horse, a veritable Kclipse, in variably distancing his master, who fol lowed with a fast trotting horse in har new* both exercise and spare diet were, however, strictly adhered to up to the day |.ieci:din;r the oue on which the race was to uouie off. On that, the thii teentli day, as on the first day, poor Ne ro Wiig agam starved. At the usual hour of eleven his master appeared, but Nero was doomed to disappointment—no trot, no herrings on that day. With eager ) eye and impatient grunt be signified h's desire to bo released from his pen, but alas, it was not so to be ; he had to sub mit to a day of fastiug and prayer—or, at least, prtj>aie for the race. On the fuuiteenth dry both horse and hog appeared at the starting po-t. eager tor the race, it was a beautiful day. and the road was lined the entire dis tance, on both fides, with nuxmu? and eager to see the sport, i'uuctually at eleVen o'clock, at tap of drum, oft they started, amidst shouts ami liarrab-i of the multitude. The first two niih;s were closely contested —it was emphatically a neck and tieck race ; bui Nero, light as a feather (iiqd having in his mind's eye, probably, his delectable men),) nflw fairly flew over the course, gradually leaving the horse be hind, keepiug the lead the entire dis tance. Amidst shouts and hurrahs, the waving of handkerchief's, and the wi'Jcst excitement, he reached tlm ending post, beating the horse i y half a mile and winning the race triumphantly. For this extraordinary performance Nero was rewarded with a pailful of her rings, which, having feasted upon to hl3 heart's couteut, he waddled back to the ijtgue, in the care of bis master, "the admired of all." 1 iis master, pocketing the purse of one thousand guilders, gen> erously spent one hundred guilders for Nero's portrait, and which is now pre served at the sportoian's club at the Ilnguo. Light Your Fires. The unexampled wot summer, followed j by a warm, dry autumn, has produced its natural and disastrous cltcct upoii the general health of the country. T' nc I curth, first deeply saturated with mois ture, and its surface subsequently baked and clacked with heat, has become a veritable Pandora's box, with an open lid, from which is escaping its plentiful sup> ply of disea-c . Thus :n the Southern portion of our country the intense mias matic poison has generated yellow-fever, with a virulence hardly ever before equal ed", and in the North and West, where congestive and intermittent fc\ers usual ly prevail in a mitigated form, even in seasons most favorable to health, they have this year become more rife and se vere. Ho intenso is the miasmatic poison, ind such its diffusive force, that there is reason to believe that it is exerting its baleful power in places which havo been hitherto pruol against its influence Habit, it is >uid, will so accustom an eel to skiuuiug that it will submit to it without squirming ; and thus ague when once become luuiiliar by frequent visita lions, so loses all its awe, aud is received, if not with welcome, with indifference. The story is well known of thu traveler who, meeting tti the West a pale, einack ated creature, who had shaken apparent ly all his clothes into tatters, asked him what was the matter. "N n n-o thing," was the reply. " Then why do you trou ble so?" "Its n 11-no thing uU-bu but th til the sh sh shtt kes 1" The fever and however, though its immediate effects can be readily re moved by that blessed remedy, quiniuc, is by no means a disease that should bo regarded with indifference. Repeated attacks of it are sure to engender affec tions of the vital organs, aud so under mine the constitution as to render life miserable aud hasten the approach of death. There is a simple and most effective meaus of weakening, if not of an nul ling, the force of the miasmatic poison Where this is less intense such means will of course be uiorc advantageously applied, although they will be of use even in the presence of its must virulent manifestation. The means alluded to cousist merely of a good blazing tire, light' ed at least every morning and cvenittg, but still better kept burning the whole day. In spite of onr sunny autumnal days, and seductive Indian hammers, it would be advisable for every family in town or country to have daily a fire of wood or coal in each inhabited room of the house. No furnace will do; thcie must be a blaze in the open fire-place, so not only that the apartment may be dried by the heat, but that it may be thorough ly ventilated by tho current set in motion by the burning fuel exposed to the air. Uon't be governed cither by your senfa tions, your thermometers, or the date of the month in first lighting tho tires.— Light them betimes, eveu noie, aud keep them burning long. If the heat should force you to open the window, so much the betteT, for thus yon will have a strong er and purer current of air. If you wish to teeape agues nu fevers, we repeat:— '• Light your fires."— Harper t Weekly. —I say. Sambo, can you answer this | conunderfrum ? Supposin' I gib you a bottle ob whiskey corked shut with a cork; how would you get the whiskey out without pullin' do cork or brcalcin Ue bottle V' " I gibs dat up." " Why push de cork u. Yah, yah !" '' Let us have Faith that Right makes Might; and in that Faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it"— A - LINCOLN. BUTLER, BUTLER COUNTY, PENN'A, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1867. REPUDIATION. Whtn the black flag of repudiation is deliberately hoisted by politicians of note, like Butler and Pendleton, who boldly and without shame advocate raids upon the national credit, it becomes nec essary that the public dissent should be manifested in a way that can not be mis understood ; not so much because there is absolute danger that bad counsels may prevail—the iutejyity of the nation is too sound for that—but because there is a disposition in some quarters to enter tain the of their possible success The fault ot those who handle the mat ter gingerly, is in giving it any consid eration whatever beyond an iostantane< ous and scornful rejection. Tho first whispered intimation of so vile a scheme should provoke an outburst of houest in dignation, just as the virgin check man tles with its first blush Of chame. The national good faith is the chief cornerstone of the national lite, and he who aims a blow thereat is the enemy ol out common unity and existence. It is these extreme measures, so constantly sprung up in the people, that wa have must to depreciate and most to fear; but so loug as the public sense of honor re mains unshaken we have a safeguard which will always afford us secure shel ter. Our present debt was contracted uuder ciroumstauces of no ordinory char acter, and the natioual obligations be-. Came of tho sacred uaiurq; for the war could never have been fought to a sitc-> cessful ij<uo without a pledge of the'-na tional credit. Tile bltlod 'of every sol.- dier who fell in battle cries out from tha ground against Repudiation, no matter in what shape it coiuos ; whether u wholesale wiping off of the slate, or the payment of gold obligations with paper. Our foreign creditors—the holders of our bonds—have had such confidence in our plighted faith, that they huvo deemed Five-Twenties the most desirable of se curities, and their market price has rul ed higher at Frankfort and London than in New York. These creditors nev?r dreamed of United States repudiation, although they had heard of Mississippi and other individual State delinquen cies. They are now sharply scrutinizing the Aniericon physiognomy to discover with what temper these schemes of the political agitators are received. Should the national credit receive serious dam« age at home and abroad, the first result would Ic a return of our stock from Eu rope to nu naiouut Which, with our im portations, dra.S !"»of every avail, able dollar of coin, ii bo differ ent if our debt were anything less tfcan a thousand millions. \V&coul«i then,per il *ps r afford to strain our credit a. little; but such experiment* just now arc dan gerous, and might prove ruinous. We do not exactly seo by what pecu liar signs of the political heavens the mischief makers are encouraged to pro sent their vile schemes just tiveness uuder existing oppressive bur dens have been manifested. The public docs not conceal its desire of relief from high tariffs ane heavy taxation ; but it never thought of looking for it through the*door of Repudiation. When relief is afforded (which it soon will be), it will result from judicious statesmanship and sound views of national policy. It is by no means improbable that public will roooucilo itself to the plan of caving tho largor part of the principal of the debt for suocooding geuerations to liquidate. These thoughts, however, are irrelevant to the gist of this article. The people will await in patiencs the de velopments of tho future. They have every reason fur confi ience in their abil I ity to meet their current obligations,even yjhcu swelled inordinately by official mis management and political intrigua. The customs revenues (gold) are movo than adequate for the payment of tho interest on our funded debt, and are specifically pledged to that object. Current expen ses must he met in great part by taxa tiou. An income such as the country has enjoyed the. past two yeurs, and ap piled as it has been, bus proved suffi cieut, uot only to meet all requisitions, but to cancel a very considerable portijn of the principal of the public debt, as the reports ot the Secretary of 'he Trens ury show. Such satisfactory results do not point toward tho disgracofal make shift repudiation. Ccrtaiuly we do not need to pay interest on our Five-Twenty bonds in greenbacks Lecau-e ofa laclc if coin. Where, then, is the urgency for so doiug, as ,-et forth by tin? political ex ticniists ? There tire really no pretexts for any such measures, unlets it bo the cry which tho pickpocket raises in a crowd wheu lie proposes to pursue his dextrous manipulations. No doubt the plan will receive some advocates, such as Copperheads who never invested a dollar in "Governmentscormorants of any party who thrive most upon the pub lic disorders ; sharpers and speculators of all kinds; and the small gamblers of -Wall Street. But so long as our coun trymen are proud of claiming American citizenship, they will ipurn all sugges tions that squint toward Repudiation.— Harper't Weekly. —A bickering pair of Quakers were lately heard in high controversy, the husband exclaiming, '-I am determined to have" one quiet week with thee !" "But how wilt thou be able to get it ?" said tha taunting spouse, in "reitera tion," which married ladies so provn. kingly indulge in."l will keep thee a week after thou art dead," was the Qua ker's rejoinder. —There are a great many laughable things apon the old earth, but she al ways keeps her gravity. GENERAL BUTLER'S FINAN CIAL SCHEME. General Butler's suggoetod plan of paying the national debt in greenbacks has been very ably reviewed in a com munication to a Boston paper. The writer exposes many gross misstatement! on the part of General Butler. We will endeavor to compress his views in an intelligiblo abstract General Butler stated that the first fifty million loan of August, 1861,. was issued at 7.30 inter-. »>at, principal and interest payable in gold and that the loan was so tukeu nud paid, but he .remarked tliat when ihe Five- Twenty Loan was passed it made the in terest at six per cedt. payable in gold, but said nothing as to the currency in which the principal wns to be paid. The writer whose communication we are not ing, says that the aet creating the first loan dcics not contain a single word im plying that either principal or interest should be paid in gold, and in poiui of fact not a dollar of the pirncipal ever was so paid, lie further asserts that the first Five twenty bonds authorized by the second section of the act of February 25, and so far from its being true that ' the interest was made payable in gold, while nothing was said as to tbo curren cy in which the principal should be paid." the fact is that in this section, which alone confers upon the Secretary of the Treasury the power to issue five hundred millions o( Five twenty bondß„not a word as' U| nither" principal or iuterest beiug paid in coin. Goneiu,! Butler's inference, therefore, that because nothing was said as to the principal, while (he iuterest was payable IU gold, Congress intended that the prin cipal should be payable in currency, falls to the ground. The language of the 'aw is precisely the same, both as regards the principal and interect. The obser vation is also made with great force tKat as it had always been the practice of the Government to pay the principal and in terest of the public debt in coin, if thero had been any intention to change this policy it would have been good faith to the public creditor cxplicftly to have stated the departure from oxisting custom What Congress did intend in regard to this loau is shown in the fourth section ol the act creating it, which provides for the first time that duties upon imports should be mado payable in coin, and then proceeds to say : And the coiu so paid shall bo set apart as a special lurid and shall be applied as follows : First —To the payment in coiu of tlio infere3t on the bonds and notes of the United Still a. ii'Cond —To tlio puroliase or pay-mint of one per centum ol'the entire debt of the United States, kc., for the payment of all the public debt. This section our writer justly quotes as proving that the five twenty bonds to be issued under that net were considered iu precisely the. same light as all theoth> er existing public debt of the Uuited States, and that if Congress had intend ed that these bonds should be paid in currency it would not have in the same act which created the loan made the Custom Housn dues payable only in coin and specifically pledged them for its re demption, It is important to remember too, that the same act of February 17, 186.2, by its first section authorized fir the first tiino the loan of 8160,000,000 of greenbacks, and, in making them le gal-tender, provided ihatlbey should not he paid "for interest upon bonds and notes (of the United Stutes,) which shall be paid iu coin." This applies to the interest upon all the bonds of the Uni ted States—the hoods of 1562. which have since been paid off in gold ; the bonds of 1867 and 1808 ,sooa to be paid, and all other existing iudebtednes of i-ho United States. There is, says General Butler's reviewer, not a word in the statute to justify even a suspicion that Congress regarded the five-twenty hoods in any other light than as all other parts of the public debt It appears that during the stle of these bonds the question was raised as to vh til er tlui/ icoutil he paid in coin at maturity. In reply to inquiries, Mr. Field the As sistant Secretary of the Treasury, Jay Cook & Co, Spencer Vila & C<*, Brew ster t-weet &i Co.. and other anthorized Cfrotrumeitt again a* I lot the sale of tho bunds stated positively that the bonds of the Uuited States would be paid in coin at muturity. We need not quote the let ters. So in the Treasury advertisement of the 10-40 bonds put forward in May, 18(54, when the whole five hundred mil lion loau bad been taken, to the general pledge that the principal and interest of United States bonds would be paid in coin no exception was made against tbe 5 20's. Gen. Butler had propoundod the qucs tion, how could the Government expect the five per cent, gold payable and gold bearing loan to be taken up when it had the six per cent, gold payable and gold bearing loan still out. The answer is made that tho Government did not ex pect it and made no effort to sell the ien forties until one year later, in March 1864, when the five-twenties had long since been taken, and some two hundred millions more of paper money issued to prepare tho market to float a five per cent. loan. The writer concludes his successful ex posure of tho fallacies and downright false statements, by whisk Gen. Butler's national scheme of repudiation is bolster ed up, in tho following tcr.*e language : '• The country still remembers the ser vices of Gen. Butler during the war, es pecially ia showing his fallow-member! of the Democratic party that their alle giance to their country was superior ti their fealty to party. Throughout th« war he was ready to do what he could for the Government, and it is unfortunate for hia reputation that his love for the sensatioual has tempted him into regions which it in evident he nas hitherto but carelessly explored. He should remetm ber that the eaphistries of*.the orimioi.l lawyer all become the statesman, and that for nations as for individuals, in the long run, " Honesty is the best policy." Even more so, for while contracts between in-* dividuals can be enforced by legal pro cess, the contract of a government rests only upon the honor aud good faith of the sovereign in this case, the people of the United States." CRUELTY AVENGED In the reign of Queen Annie, a soldier belonging to a marsbing regiment which was quartered in the city of Worcester, was taken up for desertion, and being tried be fore a courUmartial, he was sentenced to be phot. The colonel and lieutenant Col. be ing attliat time In Lnndon, the command of the regiment decended of course to the iua» jor, a most cruel and inhuman inan. The day on which the deserter was to be execu ted having arrved, the (eziment, as is usual on those occasions, was drawn out to see th» ; execution. ~ It is the custom on such occasions fur the unrporaU to east lnt< for this disagreea ble office, nnd when every ni\e expected to see the lots c «st ss usual ; tli"i were surpris ed to find that thfl'ftristitWr should dieliy the hands of hia own brother, who was only a private soldier liV the satfie ' etifpf any : and who, when the cruel order arrived, was taking his leave of his unhappy brother, and with teurs fust flowing , that express ed the anguish of his soul, hanging about his neck. On his knocs did t'.ie poor fellow beg that he might not hare a hand in his brother's death ; and the prisoner begged to die by any other bamls than those of a brother. The ur.relonting officer, however, could by no means be prevailed upon to revoke the sentence, though entreated .to do so by every inferior officer in the regi ment; on the contrary, ho Swore that th* prisoner's brother, and no'other, should be the executioner, if it were only fur the ex ample's sake, and to make justice appear more terrible. When much time had been wasted in fruitless endeavors to soften the rigor of this inhuman sentence, the prisoner prepared to die. The Major, strict to the maxims of cruelty, stoud olose to see that the piece was m haded, which being done, he directed that the third motion of the cane be the signal to fire. Accordingly, at the third motion, the mnjar, instead of the prisoner, received the billot through his «wn head and fell life'esa to the ground. The man had no sooner dischargced his piece then, throwing it on the ground, ho exclaimed : "J I a that can give no mercy, no mercy let him receive. Now I submit. I wonld ratlin give my life this hour for that man's death, than to live an hundred years and take away the life of my brother." J tfn person seemed sorry for this unex pected piece of justice on the Unhuman major ; nnd the man being ordered into custidy, many gnutlenien pre ent ; who bad witnessed the whole affair, >en trented the officers defer the execution of the condemed brother till tho Queen's pleas ure should be known. The request being complied with, the city chamber (that very night drew up a very feeling and pathetic address to her majesty, setting forth the unparalleled cruelty of the diseased ofli* cor, and humbly entreating her majesty's pard»n for both tho brothers. They were pardoned and discharged from the service Gov.-SWANK'S REBEL, MILITIA.—The correspondent of tho Times, in a dispatch ol Tuesday, says : Gov.-Swanrt's recent purchase of three butteries uf Napoleon guns lor tho use of the Baltimore militia battery companies, the officers of which arc ex-rebels, has occasioned great cotn mcut iu political circles here, and the opinions expressed regarding the matter are, of course, influenced by political predelictions. There is no doubt, how ever, that the Maryland militia, mainly composed as it is of ex-rebel soldiers, would willingly carry out the programme, which has been talked of for tbem, of forcibly taking possestion of the capital at the ensuing session of Congress It dees not matter whether tho programmo originated in the fears of Radicals here, or in the minds of tho officers of the or ganization, it is the absorbing topic uf couvcrsatiou on the streets of Baltimore, and yesterday during t,he parade of the Third Maryland Zouaves, a regiment numbering five hundred and fifty men, simi'ar remarks were made to your cor respondent, who happened to be present in Bakimoro on tho occasion. It is cer tain, therefore, that the troops are will ing to act, and it is only necessary to have them act that they should be called on from Washington. Another correspondent says that it u learned irom official sources that Govern or Swann made application to Mr. Stan ton, prior to his withdrawal from the War Department, for artillery equivalent to the amount in value of the arms that Mary land was entitled to, aad Mr. Stanton said the request should be granted. He retired from office before the thing was consummated; and when tho subject was renewed to Gen. Grant, Gov. Swunn's ap plication was refussd on tho ground, it is said, that the law docs not authorize the kind of substitution of arm 3 proposed. This statement explains the report that General Grant had refused arms to the State of Maryland. —Temptations are true tests, aud ac cordingly are oltcn the best friends' wc have. The man or woman who has n>; j temptations can never know the streugth of principle he or she may psssess. The ! merit of a virtue is brought out when il lis beset by an enemy. The world like: i tha strong and the good, but it never sees it till it has shown itself by severe con > tact aud struggle with the opposing ele i ments, and been on severe trial, as it were This will be found to be so every time. Farmers, Write For Your Paper. 1 fiod the aboro words iu the column of many of our agricultural papers, aud having it thus glarißg at me, I have an alysed it, and find that it has more mean* iug in it than appears at first glance. Why should farmers write for their paper? The answer is: In order |to make the paper a good one. HOT often do we hear practical men (who can communicate their thoughts if they would,) «ivo as an excuse for not taking au agricultural paper, that they know uiore about practical iarmiug tliau the editor dosfl. To my mind nuoh nn excuse shows a complete ignorance of the benefit to be derived from »u agricultural journal, for the valuable matter in the popcr dot* not come from the pen of the editor, but from the pen of the practical contributors to the agricultural columns. I care not how talented or experienced an editor ipay be,,l defy him to make a good paper without the assistance of the practical firmer; you say he may, and it is often done—fill it up with matter ex tracted from other journals of a liko na ture; but even then it must originate with the farmer. I often hear men (and I can name them now) who speak of many of our oountry agricultural papers as being "ono horse affairs." Hut why are they one-, horse affairs ? You soy because they <wpy their articles from other journals, and all contain nearly tho samo things. I think this is the fault of our practical hard working farmers, who should furn« ish the editor with material to fill up his spare columns. Some of our country farmers have not been blessed with au education which will enable them to commit their ideas to,paper in higliflowp, language. Let such remember tKat the articles are in tended for aud are to benefit just such men as themselves; that it is the sole business of tho editar to arrange the mat ter and correct mistakes; and that the main thing which tho editor wants it.the ideas, aud having them, he can (it he is a mau of sense, and if lie is not his pa per will not need writing lor long,) dress up the articles so that their authors, al : iuough receiving crodit for them, would hardly know them. Although I have written for my pa per for four years. I can well remember the [leasure wliich attendel my first at tempt, aud from the result can recom mend others to try, and feel that I can guarantee them the samo result. An agricultural paper is or should be nothing more than a receptacla for the | ideas or all for the geueral benefit.— Without them a new idea iu any branch of agriculture or horticulture njight,,!)? for years in getting out of the neighbor hood which gave it birth. Suppose that evory reader of the Ccc mtuilown Tcjeyraph should feel it is hif duty to lurniih the editor thereof with at least one article every year ? Would not the labor of one hour employed >n pre paring your quota to the general stock be amply repaid by the pleasure of tnany hours spent in perusiDg the articles of other correspondents ? Ouf farmers want a good, live agricul tural journal in every household, and they have the materials for the same in their own hands, and they alone aro to blame for not using them. You say you "don't know what to write about:" this is exactly and precisely equiv alent to acknowledging that you don't know what to talk about, and few arc willing to accept this latter translation. I have, when conversing upon this subject, often heard old and young ers give the abovo excuse, atid yet with in the next half hour give me enough new aad good idoas to form au artiele as good as nine-tenths of thoso which ap pear in our agricultural papers, and yet they "don't know what to writo about." 'lake as a subject that branch of your business in which you are most interests ed,and write as you would talk. For « short time it may, and probably will, re> quire some exertion, but soon instead of being a task it will become a pleasure. 1 will admit that the agricultural col umns of the Telegraph are as well, if not better supplied with original matter thin most of Us eotemporarie«; but this matter is furnished by a few, and too often tho editor has, foi want of original matter,to fill up his columns with matter extracted r m (therjournals. Ia it ar to enjoy tho fiuinof the labor of these few and give them no return 112 I will admit that no two men can contribute to a paper without each 01 e finding in the other's communications enongh to repay him for his trouble; this being the case with two how much greater must be the benofit derived by all wher* many are employed. The paper shouli be the receptacle for questions aud answers; if a farmer wants the opinion of experienced farmers upon any point, he should state the question in hts agricultural paper, and 1 think the answer will be forth coming, and will not only bo useful to the one who requests the information, but to all tho raiders of the paper. Having had a peep behind the scenes of editorial life I nan ceo how affairs stand. At the present crisis the expeuse are heavy, and are about as heavy with a sma'l circulation as with a large one. beuce the editor must decrease the,pa i per or increase the ciiculalatiou AcoorJ i ing to the abovo an increase of circu lation is equivalent to an increase ol i piofctt What then unit bo done to insreaae i the circulation ? Why, tho paper m'igi i be made better and better worth the usual subscription prize ; aud to make il better, '■ s sJioulJ tcrite lar theii . paper," and thereby (Ai?ge many.— Ger numkxm Ttlegroph. ' NUMBER *3 in* Tanners' Wives.' There is nothing that marks tha character of the housewife so clear 7. and unm 'Btakeable as pet tonal tr>. dineat, It is no excuse to fay that i tiave had so much to attend to to day that I hare not had time to dress,' . •"'J tIIUB continue sloreti!t-look.s nig all day. I ftm not willing either toailn ltthat household duties bea bar to tidiness m its prosper seuse.' I do nol mc a 1 that a person must be at n\l times; -'dreessd up," but snrolv household work, of whatever kind' does not interfere with hating a Clear. < frock on, however common, a nice, plain collar, and a smooth head, of l V" r - 112, here »■" the difference in the world in different housewives in this respect. Some always look brieht nnd "smart,' but others nercr look decently clean in toe mornings j they seem to hare no idea that anvbody ever notices their personal ap'pear anee while engsged in their houehold duties, pr that it is a matter of tbe least possible concern to any body ■»— They fojget the have a husband who was won when they were in'full dress, and studied to attract him bj the audition itgaye to thoir person?, without regard to the time and troub -h it require J,—whose eye is as sharp now as it ever was, and whoso sensi bilities are just aa acute. He may not complain ; he may have found out by sad experience that all complaint is futile; but he feels and suffers the change, and is forced to settle dow)t into listless indifference, without hofie to brighten the future. With respect to the children, also, what an example for them ! The daughters will be educated in a sad slicool to take upon themselves, in > course of time,, the chance .of mar—, riage and tho responsibilities of a household. Mothers! you should eet a bright example beforo your chil dren in this as well as in other re-"- spects. Tho Bihle says, "Cleanli ness is next to godliness, hence, yonr. teaching should embraoc the practice us well as theory of religion, especial ly in its every-day application in the family.—> G- ermantown Telegraph. Too Tiuje.—The world is crssy for show. There is not one person in a thon sand who dares fall back on his roai, simp'e self for power togo through the world and exact enjoyment as he gow along There too much living in tho eyes of other people. There is no end to the aping, the mimicry, the false airs, and the superficial arts. It requires rsra courage, we admit, to lire io ona's on lightened convietions io these days.—- Unless you consent to join in genera) cheat, you aro jostled out of reach ; there is no room for youamoDy the great mob of pretenders. If a man dares U> live within his means, and is resolute in his parposc not to appear more than ho really is,.let him be applauded. There is something fresh in such an example. Wiiat a Dime can do. —As a weary traveler was winding his way through the mud in a far west region of the ooun« try, he discovered a young maiden seat* ed in front of tho floor of a small lofc house.—He rode up in front of the cabin and asked the girl for a drink of water. He drank it, and, she being the first women he had seen for several days, of fered hor a dime for a kiss. .The yonng maiden accepted the offer, and received : both tho kiss and the dime. The trav eller was about to resume his journey, but the girl, never having seen a dime, asked : "What am I to do with dime ?" "You may nse it any way yon wish," he replied, "it is yours/, * ''lf that's the case," said she, ynw back the dimo and takcjrflothcr kis^i A Secret Worth Kfcofrixo.—An able writer givs utterance to the fol lowing valuable secret: "The look ing forward to enjoyment don't pay For what I know of it, I would, a* soon chase butterflies for a living ot' moonshine for a cloudy night. Tho only way to be happy is to take the drops of happiness as God gives to us every day of our lives. Tho boy must learn to be happy while he is learning his trade ; the merchant whilo he is making his fortune. If he fails to learn this art, he will be sure to "miss his enjoyment when ho gains what he has sighed for." —lf we would stand, Christ mtftt be our foundation; if we would bo safe' Christ must be our saSctuery. Can Ant Oni Tki.i..—Can any one tel why men who cannot nay small bilfe. can always find money to buy liquors, nnd treat when happening among their friends? Can noy one tell bow young men who dodge their washerwoman and are always behind with tehir landlords, can play bil liards night and day, and are always r*ndy for n game of poker or scven-up ? Can nnv on* tell how men live and snpport their t'nmiHes who hare no income and do I not work, while others who are Industtieus ami constantly employed, half starve 7 , Cau any ouo tell how it is that a man who is too poor to pny for a newspaper, is, able to pay a dollar or two a week for tobac co, whiskey or oigrri ? ; "Saw," said m<<3 Httie itrebin lo at/ether j "dte« your schoolmaster over you any ; reward of merit 1" "i suppose be doee, 1 ' j was tbe reply ; « be gives; me,*Jiokii>' rep, I ttfar evsry davJand says I mierit two."