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' 1,1 M . ... is- HOLLOWAY & DAVIS. Publisher. ' Be Just ad fear not: It all the ends thou aist at fce thy Country's thy Cod's nnd Truth's." TERMS 2,00, IN ASTAACZ. rm lllii Jtl Volume XXV. c O JI .11 r IV I C A T 1 o s . For the FalLaJiiim. More aboat ffm?n Ridin? in Public. .Mrs. Mary Abbot, comes out in some very sweeping remarks against this now movement; he "lets off som? very xmcompliraentary opin ions concerning these same female equistrians. When wc first heard of this new movement, we were much surprised, and were as weak as many are. in condemning it, onlv because it was net, bat when we heard of it being done at several Fairs, our scruples, wliat few we had, vanished, We know not what the opinion of people gen- erally U io regard to this thing, but we do know ' that all are too apt to sot any thing down that ' comes up, that is out of the "old way," as im- j pr.pc-r, buld or sinful, instead of judging accor-; din" to ri ht or -wrong. We do not take it, that , thes women wished io "show themselves off : wry eheaV the object to us seems to be, to . show how far this beautiful accomplishment can j be carried to perfection. We do not think any j one's idea of Jenny Lind, is that she is a bold : rou 'b woman; she. was endowed by her Creator' with wondrous powers, by which she stirred ! emotions for good in the hearts of m any. It would I have been hiding her talent in the earth, and throwing aside God's precious gifts, to have let . them run to waste or perish for w,int of nurture, j And if a woman has been taught the art of riding! on horse-ba'Tk (perhaps the firt lessons were taken i on some old Dobbin as he went tired and slow J to water, at noon time,) and has the nerve to ; manage a hviae, and the grace of carriage that a j good rider possesses; if she thinks this a healthful j exercise and fcas made n habit of taking frequent j rides, why should she be degrading herself by riding at a Fair. Of course she has been looked at when riding on ordinary occasions, for we suppose there is no woman so very, very modest as to choose her course through "some vast wil derness, some boundfess contiguity of shade," or that she went entirely veiled except two places for her eyes to peep through, for fear of the gaze of men! " As far as the principle of giving premiums goes, we have long wondered whether this is right. In regard to many things exhibited at fairs, the question often arises, have premiums been given justly? ' " It is quite common for concerts to be given by prominent female members of churches; and the pty they receive was for the benefit of the church. If this is laid in these women, so much the worse for their cause. Female teachers -.aw inemseives seen ana neara at puonc exm- ; . i inatrumanV- , &,ng, , F7 n ' Wayne county, in the neighborhood of liich- "maS adrresSw'v01.!0 l' T 1 ond, where k majority of them now reside. to ride f publl? - ? S WrDS i Tl'e oUst ter, and mother of John S. New- r I, . - ' - - . ,. . , . r lu.,, i.-,i,i , tlm Central R. R.. anl a dis- . Would riot a sensible woman, riding at a ftur, tin isheJ membcr of tle diani Aar, w.n.r be setung herself up as a ehow to the women as , . sinco d aw Tho olJest of thc jj-. much as to the mn? The manner of sitting on ' iu u now seventy -iiix, and vo-f fc.-ix her horse, and her dress "todcJ as a model at cl,s wie oiaest sister, in robust health. In for the women. As far as men being- appointed ; connectiori with their residence in this region, jud2raTtno reason probably is because there ; th rela(o m incidents and trials peculiar to are so few females who know how to ride; it hu first settiers in the wiiderness of Indiana. would be a difficult thing to find a committee of j It ;g amon tlie agreeable-irellections in which women for the occasion. We are pretty sure ; lh ar(J pitted to indu'ge, in the evening of that gentlemen would make the best judges j Jifej that the chain of brolhe"riT aifection and sis though women1 are-trnerally the most trrai'.tifuU Ui,1y..-E1ujness is still hrtgkt, and that they eon ana skillful nders, when they do undertake t-1 tl-ibuted their share in subduing the forest, and We should be sorry indeed to thiuk that all the : matiuir tlie soiiUry places glad, while the records men who have interested themselves on these of both cliurci1 au j state testify to their services occasions, had an "impure or wicked cunesity," jQ eacn. or that their object was to see women "throw " & away their modesty," or that they thought this Daring Robbert bv Means of Chloroform. was tho case. Our opinion of tli4 men is not The Augusta (Ga.) Constitutionalist says: We that bad. Thc "Bible" says: "The heart of j have reatl and heard of many daring robberies, man is deceitful above all things, and desperately but we think none of them will even b'ar a com wicked." Hut certainly times have changed parison to one whioh took place on th Georgia a little since these words were written, for we j Railroad cars on .Friday morning, between Ca think women go ahead of men as far as deceit is ; mac and Berzelia. As wo learn, Col. J W. M. concerned, but we are pretty well convinced Berrien, of Rome, and a." portion o his family that they (the men) are ''desperately "wicked." , were iuthe cars on their way to this city. He If there" a class of low men, who never see a had a large amount of money about his prson. woman anywhere, but they degrade themselves, He was seated on the back seat, his daughterand not the women, by their remarks, whoneed care? another young lady, a relative, on the set.t in Should, not'every woman every true Lady, lift j front, and his son, an intelligent lad of twelve or herself so far above such a man, as not to heed ' thirteen years of are, and a servant, occupbd j what he may say to his associates as mean as ; himself? There is one great distinguUhing mark of a pentleman he treats every woman as ' he would wish his own mother, wife, sister, or daughter treated. I once heard a man say: "I would as leave takemy wife and children through as much of the lower repo,s as through the fctreeU of this town, on acoount f th vile re- marks the fellows on the streets make about every j woman that pasies.",- Now if there are certain ' mean corner loungers who make it their business; to talk so of ladies, does it make it wrong for I women to walk the, streets, to attend to their ' business, it to' risiti . Oh, for the sake of woman's i independence; r 1 sake of the rising genera-, tion; let this continual cry. this everlas'ing hack- j nied theme be stopped, this favorite harp-string ! be broken: what will the men think, what will the men say. how will it look to the men? We do not feel like referring ta their judgment quite so much, for we have no such an exalte! opinion of fheni as that; though,, we knew one man who had groat judgment and taste, when he but never mind he did a-k a very important ques tion. Is it right or wrong, or.what will the wo JeaF, erhovr will iiWi; to die children, wuld be spend some of their precious time talking about i some of their own sex. (if they must talk about ! people) they would be as well employed. There is ! Wide field of labor for them; ihev need n no 1 great distance to find sublets. If they would quit smoking in womeu's faces, and stop that never ! ending shower-bath of tobacco juice, from their ! lovely mouths to th MTompu c-.il th detieet'thin soles of ladies shoe's, it would suit uiem jusi as wll; and if some of the women (it thev must talk.te fti i t.it- k.,f t.u.,,.;. vu' ; tv nuvuv: nitc cau i fnl specimens ci humanity, and leave their own sex alone, their time would be as well employed, i to say the least. They nd the men had better wait till women arc guilty of such impurities that some men practice, before thev say such hard tlvn-rcr ,1.., t-t. 1,K,, T. .. lier article,' "Thev go against a'l the ru! , xji inviii. Jin. .u'uin iTS irthiir nn in article, "Taev o aauist a'l th mLc u;.i aowa m th lUhle. to nvmhVe their mj...x t litltl inere we are nearly in accruer, for we are not tare that we can rak up any scripture that has ny direct bearing on the subject. There was a Certain man named Paul, who said many things respecting women, widows especially, as he "ever had a wife perhaps he had sonvi little grudge or pick at the sex, one piece of advice or omninnd: was "wives obey your husbands." ow, m these days civilization is so far advanced tat wives dont do any such thing. A true wife nsults with her husband, and thr ro m,nc who s:and hhrh in the world's est.mttian, "Co gato their wives for advice, and taking it profit by it. Thn .I,;, tK..a,xAr h ...i i l'atriar.-h. h- i tt . fu. !d (and hischild too it was) out of house and o "- "u. it was a; the insution of his wife i. ' ,st did this wrong against the boni .rj'-. f a maa in tlie south of these United ' S'-Ates were to do that sort of thing iti.jiege days with his slacet. even his southern neighbo wout,j be up in arms about it. The daughters were sol I in marriage bv tu- fathers to any young ma:i who fancied them, o could afford to buy them the maidens of the! present day woul 1 hardly like these examples to : go by. Bat tim:-3 have changed since then, the ' Bible was written bv men who were used to see-, ing women treated almost like slaves; the women , in tho-e days carried water on' their heals in jugs or some Kina 01 eanr.eu iu watered stock and tended stock. Christ laid down rules to govern all future Christians; they are the principles that can never change, they apply alike to women, men, and children; he said: j A new commandment I give unto you, that i you love ona another. Ye are the light of the j world; a City that is set on a hill cannot be hid; ! neither do men light a candle and put it under a j bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light j unto all that are in the house, and he said "judge t not that Te be not judged," &c. Then there is the case of the woman who was brought before Christ to be condemned, and he said "he that is without s;n, first cast a stone at her, weal! know what was the result on that occasion. Robert! Burns said: "Hut-ii -p thu truth lmpmseu my miirl 1 liroujfti !1 His works nbmsd, The licui beaevulant nul kiaJ Tin tu. it resiiuiV.ea lr.,1."' IIoosierdom, December, 1851. NELLIE. For the Ric!iin:riJ Palladium. - A Fioneei Family Party. Messrs. Editors: -A party of nine David, Frederic, Henry and Andrew Hoover, with their sis'ers, Elizabeth Bulla, Susanna Wright, Rebecca Julian, Catharine M'Lain and Sarah Sanders raet,Jast Thursday, at the residence of the last named, lu tue vicinity ot iuclimunJ, Inu., ana i partook, with many o:her relatives, of the hospi- J tali ties of the house; and by way of reviving ' past recollections for comparison with the pres- j ent, visited Dayton on Friday, by railroad, ta- I king dinner at.the I'hillips House. J Fifty-two years ago, last October, before Ohio j was a State, tins same party, Willi their parents, emigrated from North Carolina, passed through Dayton, then a small log cabin village, and took up winter quarters in a camp ten miles north on Stillwater. Owing to the prevalence of the fe ver and ague, they settled in the spring of 1803 within four miles of Lebanon, and remained there four rears, and in the spring of 1007 re- moyed to. Whitewater. Indiana Territory, now the third seat. Between the two points above j designated, tho lamp near the Col. was extin-1 iruished. His son took notice of it, but thought' that it was done by the conductor, or some one . connected with the train. Shortly after, a stran- j ger took his seat by Col. Berrien, and after some J conversation succeeded in administering to him ; chloroform uutil insensible. He then cut the j buttons oif his C03t and extracted from his side ! pocket a package of bills amounting to 85,160. i Not content with this, he took from the panta- : loons the Colonel's wallet containing about1 SI. 000. Had he known that in the other pocket of the pantaloons there was a package containing 2,000 j he might have taken that also. The money sto- j len was mostly South Carolina bills. In the large package there were twenty $100 bills and some htues. Up to last evening Col. Berrien was laboring ; under the effects of the chloroform administered, and was confined to his b?d a'l day. As soon as '. he is able, he will publish a list of the- bills stolen, and he requests us to state that he will pay a ; handsome reward for the recovery of the money or detection of the bold robber. - Catcuin-.-. a Tartar. We publish the follow-i S-"T asa caution to peopie who are lond of; s'lJ:i blscuU: A few evenings smee a party of la-j Jies wera mvit,?J ta the Wjse of a physician, m tlm Clty' to sew for some benevolent object, and j ln ,he curJ of rnts-tea was rred; some un- j commonly palatable soda biscuits were among the j attraetuws of the entertainments, and the guests ; a11 ate of thera nelJ- o!y after, the laly of th.e house was seized with a distressing nausea, and was obliged to retire. She had hardly made Iter hurried apologies, before her guests, one af-1 ter another, complained of illness, and before their ; friends or carriages could be sent for, were allj prostrate on the floor, vomiting in every direction. ' The police in the streets canu in to know, the cause of the rushing to and fro, and in and out, a-; 1 the company were seized with fearful ap prehensions that they had been poisoned. They ; all had tinallytobe transported to their respective homes in carriages. Upon an investigation i: : turned out that the cook had, by mistake, gone to ', the d'Vtor's closet and taken some tartar emetic, i instead of cream of tartar, for her biscuits, and had male them so very liht that they would not stay upo i the stomachs of aay that ate of them " i- !ve- 'st- M. W. M. of the Grand Lodge, of Ma-; sons in Ohio, states in hi Annual Cornraunica-' tin, tna: me oninai cv.ise of the rresent insur- reetion in China, was the cruel order of the Eta-'' - - " i peror for the sur prvission of the "Triads" a kind Frw' K,r n ypnttvm cu uie i naus a Siaa of Masoaw Fraterniiy m the Celestial Empire, j "oevenu aisuaguisneamemoers oi tnat urder are i said to have been massacre J in the most brutal tvay. , RICHMOND, WAYNE COUNTY, JANUARY 5, 1855. MORAL MASONRY. , The gifted but erratic brother, John X. Mafifir, at the conclusion of a Masonic address delivered ; i, : r- - i , j ' 3 oy him m Missouri several vears before he died, ' .J ' ' -Hrodueed the lullowing splendid peroration: :ral Masonry has pictures the proudest and ' uiime on me can uic van rv. 1113 W'JIiU HIV h them! Misrht I thrill r a r.. 'tience witli the svmjohc lectures of Alorai iuaon.., , . T , - . , and open Iwior'e - . . . . , , . of the inner temnll' wx0,"ng y1S,on th.j glories ad open before , "t"J" . v of the inner tempi? wo""?y.on th.jglor hearing tue seraphw oaies of tn LL vonr not made with liauds. tvrj : K.,t;fiiT.J: not made with tiauds, typ ; ti.e beautifuT'. . . naran lines that our rreat (xrand ilt. i,.o HAvn unon d tlie magnilicerit pile that is destHe(i to survive the ; "Wreck of m t'.ter and the crush f Worlds"! 1 Never never until my tongue shall glow wiih the iires of the upper Shechinah, and the Grand Master of Eternity shall take the finger of silence and secresv from my Hp, may I show to an assembled world the emotions that have rolled their grandeurs over my soul as the curtains of the lodge rose upon the great moral pictures of all time! Human nature is grand even in .ruins! The soul is a temple of angalie and superhuman pro portions. Age cannot bronze it over with its years. Aieath cannot aim . the outlines ot sud limitv and K Forever shall its prooortions jauty. sweii upon the eye of the spiritual world, develop ing more fully, while the young eternity sweeps towards the approachable goal of endless being, the majesty of its powers and the splendor of its moral achievments. I leave untouched the vast picture of the cru sades. I pass the age of chivalry. I take a has ty leave of the great age of improvement and ac tion, on each of which the sun of Masonry shines with undying effulgence and glory. I falter on this part of my subject the moral dignity of Masonry. I am full of its intense beau ty, ravished by its ineffable brilliancy. The broad, wide aud holy pictures of its glory cluster on my heated spirit, and I seem to seize one of the grandest representations that ever hung out a banner of illuminated stars on the outer wall of heaven. Like the wings of an angel, half seen and then withdrawn, it is gone its harmonies die away cm my ear, aud its cloudy and far-reaching splendors die to the eye of my imagination, like faint pencilings of twilight on the tablets of the west. . Oh, how Masonry has suffered scorn, contume ly and reproach, aud the fagot and the rack, and tile, chill, f.i m ii tlss vears nf tha ilniKin's rl,wim What a fiery trial has Masonry passed through of late years throughout the world! The demon that would drag up to the iron bed of Procrustes all mankind, to cut them shorter if they were too long, or to stretch them with cruel tenter hooks if they were too short this maddening impulse has often dashed against the foundations of the ous sea; but the serenic rock. lias beateu back the surges. How oft were the lodges surpressed, their charters taken away yet ail the oaths and inauisitioiis of the enemies of our order could n,H A worm out our secret, or make the fraternity recre ant fr. their principles. Their attitude was ni uultkj lUaaija who undertook to destroy the mas sive diamond by dashing it to pieces but found mat every scattered fragment wasjequaliy perteet and in itself a fortune. Break up the lodges and scatter the members from Nova Zenihla to Peru, and still each Ma sonic bosom would be a lodge in itself still would ani in?s in thf-' beauty of the farmer s style. it hold in its sacred deposit the inviolable mysto-; But nl these obstacles and difficulties cau be over ries' cume bv faithful perseverance. W. Garbutt. Companions of the Order! Knights Templars! ivoyai -arcn, 1'ast, 3iarK and Master Atasons. Fellow Craftsmen and Apprentices! thousands of ,-our mst honored niimbiis have heard already he call of the Grand Mister above. They have ntere.l, wj trust, through the gates of the city hey are before the throne they are wearing the inciure of Il '.ivenly M.i-onry, and are attending o the instruofions of the Great I AM! ) We shall soon follow them one after another ' .ve will go the way of all the living. You will ; leave your places in the Lodge aai others will ; till up your ranks. Tiie procession will b3 form -, cd it will walk silently and sally to the grave-' yard. There you will be laid by brothers' hands gen'Jy an I softly with, .the silent dead. The sol emn service will hi pronounced over. your coffin the sprig of cassia will fall lightly on yourculd . nmaius, significant of your rising on the last great dry. 11 1 4 1 t t , r i i i w . r I cannot raUe my Iian 1 or voice to al Iress, to initiate, to install, or to admonish a brother, with- out remembering that Jesus Christ is the Chief Coru.-r-ston-. of "Free and Accepted Masonry and ' the keystone of the topmost arch. .1 lxk around to read your thoughts. Infidel ity is i.oi here. You will therefore sustain me when I say, in God s name, through the son of ILs love, we will this day consecrate ourselves to the saerul an I sublime principles of our order, till each omber of the fraternity become a tem ple sacred to virtue and the unsullied elements of goodness. This, brethren, is to be Masons in deed, brinjjngup not evil report to the disgrace of our ordei that when we receive the sum mons from tie Grand Lodge above, we may has ten with glai-iess, clothed iu the regalia of the skies, to meeiour brethren ia the Holy of Holies, to go out no mre forever. There is a signal known only to the "fraternity, a: which the breath, of every "Mason is hu-he'd, and deep silence pervades the Lodge; so, ' when God rises in the magnificent temple of the Uni verse and stretchts forth His hands, sleeping mil lions will start tron their graves, and they stand before Him a mulf rude no man can number. . There " we shall neet our dead again and give thera signals of out immortal love! Again the same mysterious vision comes boom ing across the ea ot imagination, as before, bat more palpable and dstinot. I: is too big a pic tune for my sou! ve'-1 must grasp it, while ray ear trembles with stnuge music, and my eve be holds beings of terrible beauty standing before iu. aud takes in the fl ihin of banners of an in - numberabb multitude. I see the Christain Masonic procession as it marches through this to the u pper world- ou- sands upon t!i j i-anls niliwas upon mtUions! 'JI1 empires, ii sucn an imposition is maiunug Hive th? Crusaders conve again, that they direct feere- v' W,;u-J he well for our police to lay their all their hopes !o the Eas. aad travel toward the '' &ent?e hands on the author of it. 'An appropria.c HoTv Land! See! they will not go back, the way 1 employment for him would be to clear our sabur ' of the procession g v?s onward sua, and rises lrh ; baa strAt aaJ lsn ?s of the Stramomium or 3!ve the nini'les of earti ' "Stink weed" which is here so abundant. Asa I see the hierarchies of soul and tJi6 Sovereigns of the order, the Knights of the Sun,! of lY? Ril Cross, of the Brazen Trumpet, and of the East and West I see the Princes of Mercy, of the Tabernacle, of Libmusani Jerulsaem I see tlie Templars, the Knights of the Holy S -p.il-chre, and of the N;n;h A rob. I see them come the Masters, thc- Craftsmen. ent-ces ma c-yme the Ya-t arnar of martyrs, the true iercpUrs of the Cross, the . pioneers of tie Jem p ion, liavsng on them the' marks of fire aai vioieice, red with their own' blood-nd then a vast multitude of every nation. kindred tongue and people. ... , . il V.ha a Passion! The loud song of cymbal andean, the harmonv of celestial choirs ring iu - .i - i r . v. i t i. . mv ears the wind of their banners fan my heat- ed" brow - Theyiave washed their robes and made them white inthe blood of the lamb. I lookhigher far beyond Calvary. I see the everlastifg doors of the upper Temple open. "L" ih',?e be Light!" speaks the sweet yoice of th; Graal Master of Eternity. An exceeding brighUie-s burns upon the head of the vast pro cesaiorT. XJanneraud plume, and crosier and cross. -are b.vthnl in the inetFable pure whit.j that rolls MOi!i-'?an Su?a UTing purity. I see them so mer, WrifeT: Th dimmer toil of the T oui Joarua!. his leisure hours have come. Th; .p-is" iugs ate the time for Farmers to reflect , Ps mM aie aua, V? "e inure; and n is me une lor ineni io uoi a communion wnneacii other:a;d, through the medium of the Arrieul- tural Jorrnals, enjoy the pleasure, (aye, th profit i'X.) f nterchanging thoughts and views on the various tranches of their multifarious pursuits. WouVf tjey but adopt the plan of informing each other thn the medium of their Journals, what they !iav'd the season past and with what success. and wjia tney wisn to perrorm the coming year, by gifviir a general statement of their farming operadoti, it would give volumes of useful facts that wbui be of great imporLauce to them all. It would increase their agricultural knowledge, and hibiuate them to think more closely ami more a-curael; on all thir farming operations; and it wouldghe a rich expansion to their agricultural thougkts and be a real zestiu their leisure hours; and tlie tue and labor necessary to accomplish it would kj but trilling, would they but. make a beginning. Mabssmapof the farm, number the fields, andmarlon the map the number of acres in each field, utikeep a farm journal; set down each sea son tlie nmber of acres that there are under the various cops, together with their probable aver age prediction; perfect accuracy is not essential forgeaerd purposes, but the nearer correct the more TaliRole it will be. But I aai fully aware that there are many in convetiieiees to be overcome for farmers to at tend U ewn these trifles. We are not in the hab it of writng, and our pen and ink are seldom in order, ant often out of place; and after the fa tigue f i long Summer's day we rarelv feel in- elmcdto ook them up, and set down the num- , T E acres plowed, planted or sown; and we generally are a little affected with the impulse of vanity' aid do not l.ke to mention our miss-goes nur ie' oir poor crops be known, (which will eonieUuei happen to the best of farmers.) We mustfia- something great or wonderful 11 is nat ole bountiful crop, nor one or two fine .animals, tilt is the evidence of the farn.' mntt, : ut it is tie average production for a number of years' '.taut ts the evidence at yooa cuuicaior. And thuv f, ,v' us competent to put our , thoughts mi paper,' in a free, easy, and fluent styLe.jSor-ftriiig out wcrds to make long article. But itjs more a disgrace to the farmer that he is not a uent writer, that it is to the barrister that he camot hold the plow. It is the farmer's pro vince to deal write fa -is, and not with flowery langurge. A plain and distinct statement of facts Wheatland, N. Y., Dec, 1854. Hur. X. Y. A Series of Impviitioas Their Remedies. It isreporte 1, upon what may be deemed good authority, that a c unmittee of a State Agricul tural Society, loca.ed. towards the setting sun, at a la;e fair, awarded a premium of five dollars to a pa-son who exhibited a ''Petrified Vasps Xest." Any child of fifteen years of age, in our Cleveland Free-schools would at once have re cognized that wonderful cariosity as nothing more than a fossil-coralline -probably a species of astea, or a kindred genus. Gov. Slaie will, we trust, unload in that Stafe his next cargo of Female teachers. Another. Every few weeks some peniten tiary looking foreigner presents , himself at our door, snd hands out a p irchment, or printed pa per setting forth that he has been an extreme sufferer from fire, shipwreck, famine, war, or kingly oppression; any pretence likely to excite sympattiy, and ootain a contribution from oar Purse; Th5s gaii ha? b ?:i played for years and is still carried on throughout our country. Public au thority should arrest every one of the imposters and set them at work ia rf 'ball and chain gang or perhaps in a more congenial occupation by hireing them to P. T. Barnum to bo employed in solicit ing subscriptions to his Auto-Biography r-riLt. Another. in the vicinity of t! Several years since, a fellow s city, collected together a great amount of roo's and seeds of the most in different kinds of dowers, together with a large variety of the vilest of weeds. These were duly arranged and labeled. To render them saleable a book of paintings of flowers was exhibited, said to represent the kind offered. The importer traveled extensively in this State, and in other pirts of f!:i c ran try, and disposed of his trash ateuorm jus prices, nnderthe pretence that it wa' an importation from the best gardens in Holland. ; Onr friend, Dr. of M , made large purchases, and among other valuable acquisitions obtained for three dollars, was a specimen of "Chinese Tuber." Happening to visit him the summer following, we saw the items of his ptir cha, one after another, developing themselves ' in the most worthless f?rro. The doctor winced sons a: thc loss of his money, but more at tr.e jokes of his family when his 'Chinese Tuber' leav ed out as a 1'oke Hoot p'.ant. There are reasons to srprehend that a new edi- ' OTl of tf,'s imposition is being got up in this place, ' at this urn-?. We would warn all onr Horticnltu- ral and Florieultura! friends to be on the look ou:. Their credulity m.iv be tried before the sea- precaution he rhould set at work early in the J summer, otherwise t:e rascal wouid from habit gather up the rip? seeds an I next winter be off selling them fr c-nion or flower seeds. ' X. " Oh io Farmers X-r A French: yardener is said to Lave diseov- . i t l:. i , r i :.v ' ! . - .- 7 'Ii',"B5 m! nt wua i . . . , . r . A j . . Hl'NTU:!,!" Lfl twhti: Z 1111 V VII I 7S "-" irknjl ni ' i XThe maa wto is truly just wiu nonnsn in f?ie ol enry." r from Arthar's Horn Gaxrtta. THE FISH-WOMAN. . , A HOUSEKEEPER S COSFE3S10X. The wind was from the northwest, and air in consequence raw and -eoid. It so cap- ,' pened that there was nothing in the house for dinner. Some one would of course, be com pelled to go to market, and the market was a long distance away. Cook was not well, I did not feel like going out myself and getting thorough- j ly dreuched, as I most certainly would, if.Ii'i : ventured into the street In tills dilemma my ; ear caught the welcome cry of a fish -women. 1 ! 'The very thing!' I ejaculated, rising to my ; feet, and going to the window, upon which I tapped as she went by. At was raining in tor - rents. The clothe A the poor woman were completely saturated, and clung to her body as the wind swept heavily against her. ! 'Poor creature!' 1 ejaculated, with a feeling ot . i 0ften get meat enough for a few ceats to last me .oal sympathy. I knew something about her, i several days. And the same way with yegeta ; tor ouoo she told me that she had five little chil-! bies. After the , markets are over, the butchers aV m1' for whosa support she thus toiled !an(j country people, whom we know, let us have about the street j ,oU of for almost nothing. soonr an l his is a dreadltti morning for you to be out,' home. in this way we n,ae our slender . I said on opening the door j meaus go a great deal farther than they would if it is, indeed, ma am. but I can't afford io i. t.. P.. .u.i.: i... e lose the sales of evn t.o,) ,i tt fine bunch of fish for you, ma'am,' holding up, : as she said this, a Urge string of rock fish. 1 j 'What is the price?' I aked. ! ! 'A quarter dollar a bunch, ma'am.' ! 'What will you take for two bunches? I ask-1 ed, instantly forgetting all about her peculiar sit- ; uaiion, in the desire to save a few pennies that ; , arose in my mind. The poor creature paused a moment, and look ed thoughtful. I can see her now, with her ! pale, sober face, standing in the drenching storm, with thc water dropping from her shape- j less bonnet about her breast and shoulders, cal- i cuiating the amount ot reduction she could af ford to make me on her goods. 'You shall have the two bunches,' she at length said, 'torty-hve cents, ihey cost me twen- t ty cents a bunch; but it s a dreadful morning, -auI 1 donl feel v,erJ welL 1 want to Set Lom as quick as I can. Yery well," I returned, I will take them, I then retired from the door, and took from ! my purse halt a dollar, which I gave to the cook and told her to go to the door and get two bunch es of fish. Here is a half a dollar, I added. 'She will iyive you Jive cents chtnye.' I had hardly uctered the last sentence before my conscience began to smite, me. But I stifled iLs reproofs until it was too late. While yet de- bating whether I should generously pay tho wo - man her own price, instead of taking from her one half of her meagre profits, the street door ' closed, and Jane came iu with two handsome ' bunches of fish. -A.s she handed me tUvlwugg ; ,J said, holding up the purchase 'They are cheap enough.' I did not reply. They are dear enough' -. 1 would have sounded much pleasanter to my ears ; at that moment. How insignificant and unat , tractive did the small piece of money I held in ; my fingers look and yet, to gain just that little j piece of money, I had permitted myself to wrong i a poor fish-woman, who had five little children to provide with a home, food and clothing. 'She shall have it again!' I said, laying the ! coin upon the mantel-piece. 'The next time she ' comes round, if it is to-morrow, I will buy fish from her, and return her this five cent piece in ; addition.' t1 l. 1...: . liiia reaoiaiioii umeLeu me murmunntrs oi . - . u.iiuimg. yi conscience. On the next morning 1 hstened for , home so, sakl 7 T' tUI a- n" fT0 'Well ma'am, I suppose you must take them. nttghtSA'Miood. I was disappointed, fori felt ' vt i-.... n,J , niS. . a , " ' , , ... ' , , but it leaves me onlv a meie trifle for mv nrof- anxious to mike restitution. The next day, and ! j3 r r1 r the next passed, but the fish-woman did not ap-i . ,. . - , , , ,t pear. never snw her again. t , ,A f erTant, ending by took the fish, and the Several weeks afterwards I inquired of a wo- !J nded me a quarter, and held out her man who called at the door to sell something if ! nnd l?r tht ,tge- :. 1 firf P" n five she knew am thing about her. My description fent P1?0,' She continued holding rt out. until was quicklv recognized. . 1 1 searched about m my pocket for a penay Oh, yes",' she said; 'I knew her very well. 4 1,1,3 f-next PIaced m ber ,hand- A: , ' But she'is dead now.' 'So you've cheated me out of a quarter of a 'Dead!' I exclaimed, in painful surprise. , cent, at last,' she said, half laughing, and half Yes, ma'am. Some weeks ago it rained very , in earnest. 'You are a sad rogue.' hard, and she was out in it nearly all day. Shw I A little boy was standing by. 'Here, Char took a dreadful cold, got sick, and died in about j ley,' she said to him. 'is a penny I have iust ten days. 'And her children? What of them?' I asked. j 'I took one of them, a little girl, into my own ; family, though it was large enough already, dear ; above knows! But I thought of my own chil idren if I should be taken away, and that made J me crowd and pinch a little for the child's sake. The oldest has been put to a trade; one has j beo 1 taken into another family, and tlie two j youngest are in the alms-house.' j 'Not in the alms-house!' I said, shocked at ! the closing sentence. 1 'Yes ma'am. I'm sorry to have to say it but ! some oae in the hou,e who WM ,1ck ; The Jady . two of the poor little things had to be sent there, t aste(1 me if i woujd not 1Ike to taT , j ;No one that felt as she would like to. was able.sa5d yesfor my head wa, aching badly, and j to tae them for we poor bodies have always I t fujt faint. And besides, I had not tasted a ; as many of our own as we can scratch for. ,cup oftea for seTeral days. She poured it out j Sometimes I think it is a blessing that even the j for rae v hh her own hands and ith h own I poor-house w provided, where they can at least j hand , brought it to me. I think I never tasted i have a home if we should be taken away This j , uch . cu of tea in lifc u w ,ike cof . , is often better than being about among families. d;ah Goi bless ter; When j a ;n weat out j where they are too shamefully neglected, if notlaQn street, my headache was gone, and 'I treated most cruehy. When I die I want to feU frh eTer j d;d ia life Before I take all mine with me. I do not think I could j itopped at ttIs kl"B(1 lady's hoe, I was so worn 1 sleep quietly in my grave if any one were to a- j down and oul of heart that j determined to go ! buse my children.' 'How old is the child you i homef eveft thMJgbot half my fish were sold , have taken? I asked. 'About five years old, j But now I went on cheerfully with confidence. she replied. 'Is it well off for clothes? ' 'No ma'm, not very; None of our children ' are very well off in this respect. It takes so much ' to feed them, that we never have a great t deal over for any thing else.' - ; A thought came into my mind at the moment. How would vou like to part with the child,' lafced, 'if I get a pace for it in the-rphaal ! asylum?' rnuld be so mneh htt.roffthrA thT, .make it, that I could not refuse to let it go, a r ,r r.r, ; k,-.; oI.Za- ; seem,' she replied. . 'How many have you of your own'.' i 'Four. " - - : - : 'All young?' . i 'Yes, ma'am. The oldest is hut seven years of j age. . . - . .. ; . -..,. U..V v ... f v . u . . MUM J , 'Have you a husband?" The woman was disturbed at this question. i So much so, that I regretted having asked it". But she replied in a changed voice: . - t : 'Yes, ma'am. But he isn't much help tone. ! ' L;ke a great many other men, he drinks too much, j ' If it wasn't for that, you wouldn't find me crying fish about the streets" in the spring, and berries i iroagh the summer, to pet bread fur nsy"chil- drea. He could support us all comfortably if he was only sober, for he has a good trad, sid ss good workman. He ased to earn ten, aadasjsae times twelre dollars a week.". ' " s Number 3, k 'IIow much do youtnake towards fctrpporting your family?' I asked. - j:. s; ' . . : . Nearly all they get to liy on, and thai iaat much, she said bitterly. My husband some- 'times rats the rent, and sometimes d.vnt rn i do"" that. I have made as Men as four cr fire ! dollars in a week but oftener two or three is the most I geu 'How in the world can you support yourself and husband, and four children, on three dollars a yy v a 'I have to do it. was her simde answer. 'Therw are women who would be clad to tret thr Idrdlar a.-wek. Thv wnuld thfnk (UmulrH t well off.' - ' " ' r f j .Bttt how' do you live on so small a sum?" j .Ve have to deny ourselyea almost every little 1 comfort, and confine our wants down to the mere . necessaries of life. J to pay gooj prices for their marketing have been j supplied, we come in for a part of what remains. t . . . . . thing. But, it too often happens, that what we jain here, is lost in tlje eagerness we feel to sell whatever we have, especially when, from having walked ar. ' eried for a long time, we become much fatigued. Aln. every one complains that we ask too muu for our things, If we happen to be one or two cents abova what some body has paid iu market where Jie,e a al most as many different prices as there ar persons who sell; and in conseqence, almost every one tries to beat us down. 'It often happens, that after I have walked for four hours, and sold but very Tittle, I have parted with my whole stock at cost to some two or three i. i: T.u - 1 J . 1 l i. t . -11 I lauies w no vt uuiu uot uave uougui irvra u ai wm, i if they had'nt known that they were making good bargains out of me and this, because I could not bear up any longer. I think it very hard, some- ; times. when ladies, who have every thing iu fail and plenty, take off of me nearly all my profits, i after I have toiled through the hot sun for hours, or shivered in the cold of winter. It is no doubt j right enough for every one to be prudent, and j buy things as low as possible, but it has never seemea to me quite just ior a ricn iaay to oeat 1. ' . . 11 i 1 A down a poor fish-woman, or strawberry-woman a cent or two on a bunch or a basket, when that vciy cent made, perhaps, one-third or one-half of her profits. . ; - lt was only yesterday that I stopped, at a house to sell a bunch of fish. The lady took a ' faCJ a mce bunch of small rock, for which I asted her twenty cents. They had cost me iust sixteen cenia... ... - ,.,. u :ft -,w tK 'Won't you take three fipa?" she asked j That leaves me too small a profit, madam, I replied. 'You want too much profit, she returned. 'I saw just such a buch of fish "in market yesterday for three tips. -' 'Yes, but remember, I replied, .'that here are the fish at your door. You neither have to send for them, nor bring themlTSme yourself." " 'Oh, as to that,' she answered, 'I've got a waiter whose business it is to carry the marketing. It is all the same to me. So, if you expect to sell your things, you must put them at market prices. I will give you three fips for that bunch offish, and no more.' I had walked a srreat deal, and sold hut litt.l. I was tired and half sick with adwudfu! I v i, r . .acne n was time for ixaIa thmV .Uni o;n savea. i ou can buy candy witn it.' 'As 1 turned away from the door of the large, beautiful houje io which that lady lived, I felt something rising in my throat and choking me. I had bitter thoughts of all my kind. Happily, where I next stopped, I met with one more con siderate. She bought two bunches of my fish at my own price spoke very kindly to me, and even went so far, seeing that I was iaded out. i to tell me to go down into her kitchen, and rest ! myself for a little while. Leaviag my tray of ' fish in her yard, I accepted the kind offer. Il tn Y nri nr? that f no tnlr tea tnatin tmm In an hour my tray was empty, and. my fish sold for fair prices. . . ' , . ' . 'You do not know, ma'am,' continued the woman, how much good a few kindly speken words, tnat cost nothing, or a little generous re . fi"d ior us, aoes our oitoa couragea nearts. , v r 1 r. t a Mueholiener we are talked to harshly . about eur exorbitant prices called a cheating set, or some other such name that does not sound so very asPIeasaat to.oareari. Thai there, are maar i amonz ns who have no honesty, nor, indeed. ivt. w . , - . . any care aboot what is rirhl,' is too true. Bat all are not so. To j'udxj us all, then, by the worit of our class, is not right.. ? Ijrold not be wsll f&r. the wor' V.lf ajl vrere thus judged.' 'Indeed.il would cat,' I laid, alsaost iavolun- taiiljv , ' I t .... -r otTering (he Women a" few encouraging w . I gave her some clothes for the little girl ab had taken,' and promised to use mj influence f io get her into an asylum for orphans. '-This I readily accomplished; ihws eelienng her a burden, and providing the ekild with a eslforta ble home... The two children who had Uen U ken to the slms-house weighed upon my mind a good deal. I could not pal" the thought f them away until I had succeeded isr getting them takea oat, and placed ia the carvf two benevolent, kind-hearted women, who aeopte them as their ewru ' ' -' " "-' - .- ' , tJ"" i - -A " I 4 n zf 1; 1 t 7 !l (- ' i I 7. i I; r X ' 4 i : . Vt j4 ' 1 it.