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One package of it will make a quart of Syrup, w hich is enough to last more than two months. The price is $2 00 a pack age. . Inclose $2 00 in a letter and direct it to me, and by return mail I will send you a pack age of the Compound postage prepaid by me. If you are sick you will find it just the thing you have been looking for, and you never will regret having sent for it. I always send the Compound well sealed up. so that no one can tell what it is. I do this for the reason that there are some persons who and for it that desire to keep their disease a swret. The money may in all cases be sent at my risk. Address all letters to " M. T. McKELVEY, f?A. 'DUSKY, O THE RICE "BE VOjL. XXXIX.! Charity. j Charity; but the greatest of these U Charity." If we knew the care and crosses Crowding round our neighbor's way ; If we knew the little losses, Sorely grievious, day by day, Would w then o often chide him For his lack of thrift and gain ; Leaving on bia heart a shadow Leaving on our lives a stain 7 If we knew the clouds above us, Held but gentle blessing thero, Would we turn away all trembling. In oar blind and weak dispair ? Would we shrink from little shadows Flitting o'er the dewy grass. If we knew that birds of Eden Were in mercy flying past T If we knew the silent story. Quivering through the heart of pain. Would we drive it with our coldness Back to haunts of guilt again ? Life hath many a tangled crossing, Joy hath many a break of woe ; But the cheeks, tear-washed, are whitest. And kept in life are flowers by snow. Let us reach into our bosoms For the key to other lirea, And with love toward erring nature, Cherish good that still survives ; So that when our disrobed spirits, Soar to realms of light above, We cnay say "Dear Father, love us. E'en as we have shown our love." The Last Dollar. He gave it to his wife with a sigh, .yet with a look of resignation. 'It is our last dollar,' be said, 'but the Lord will provide. The Rev. James Spring was minister in the little mountain village of Thoin ville. He was poor, and his congrega tion poorer. Often before he had been very near his last dollar, but he had never actually got to it until to-day. 'So you've been always saying, sob bed his wife; 'but what is to become of us when thi9 is gone? They won't trust us any more at the store, and your sala ry won't be due for three weeks, even if you get it then. Why do you stay here when the people are so poor?' 'I have no other place to go to ; nor money to travel to it, if the Lord open ed the way. My work for the present is here. Ho feedeth the young ravens ; He will surely feed us. I wish I had your faith, but I haen't and it won't come to me. Oh, what shall we do,' and she wrung her hands do- spainngiy. 'My poor cuuaren. 'Once I was young, and now I am old,' solemnly said her husband, speak ing in the words of tho psalmist, 'yet never have I seen the righteous forsak en, nor his seed begging bread.' As if in answer to this pious ejacula tion, there came a sudden knock at the door. All the while the minister and his wife had been talking a storm had been raging outside. On opening the door, a traveler quite wet through en tered. 'I was coming through the forest from Maryville, he said, 'and ventured to stop at the first house I saw. My horse is in the shade. Do I take too great a liberty?' 'Not at all,' answered the master of the house. 'We have but n poor shel ter, as you see ; there is a good fire at any rate.' For it was in the kitchen whero this conversation took place. Indeed, this humble house boasted no parlor, and the kitchen was dining-room, drawing room, living-room and all. The stranger proved lo be a man of education and intelligence, and in con versation with him, the minister forgot his trouble, and was reminded of his earlier and brighter days, when intel lectual companionship had iiot been tho rare thing it was now, among these hills. At last the storm abated and the stranger arose to go. His host accoms panied him until he disappeared behind a turn of the road. 'See here, James,' said his wife eager ly, when he returned to the house, 'I found this on the table near where the gentleman sat. It was a fifty dollar greenback, wraps ped hastily in a bit of paper that looked as though it had been torn from a pock et book, and on the inside of the paper was written the verse of the Psalmist, which was now apparent the traveler had overheard. 'I thought he was writing the direc tion he asked for,' said the minister. 'He means it for us. Thanks be to the Lord! Did I not say, my dear, he would provide? His wife burst into tears. God forgive me, she said, 'I will never doubt again. The Lord surely sent this stranger to our aid.' 'And He will still provide,' replied her husband. 'Whatever my lot may be, here or elsewhere, in Him I trust.' A month after a letter, a rare event, came to the 'Rev James Spring. It was as follows : Rev. and Dear Sir: The church at Maryville has unanimously called you to its pastorate. The salary is fifteen JUST AND FEAR NOT! LET ALL THE RICHMOND, WAYNE CO., IIVD., hundred dollars and a good parsonage house.' The letter concluded by saying : 'The writer of this first came to know you by j'our hospitality to him during a storm a few weeks ago. He overheard you in a moment of great distress, speaking with such full faith that he feels you are just the person for this charge, and on his recommendation this call has been made.' Maryville was the county town, a rich and thriving place in a broad and fer tile valley, at the foot of the hills. It was a for fitter sphere of labor for him than the wild village in the mountains. So a young man as yet without a fam ily took the missionary church among the hills, and the Rev. James Spring ac cepted the call. But he does not forget the past, and often when people show a want of faith, tells them the story of his Last Dollar. Mark Twain thus mourns over Ad am's grave : 'The tomb of Adam! How touching it was, here in a land of stran gers, far away from home and friends, and all who cared for me, thus to dis cover the grave of a blood relation. True, a distant one, but still a relation. The unerring instinct of nature thrilled its recognition. The fountain of my filial affection was stirred to its pro foundest depths, and I gave way to tu multuous emotion. I leaned upon a pillar and burst into tears. I deem it no shame to have wept over the grave of my poor dead relative. Let him who would sneer at my emotion close this volume here, for he will find little to his taste in my journeyings thro' Holy Land. Noble man he did not live to see me he did not live to see his child. And I I -alas, I did not live to see him. Weighed down by sorrow and dis appointment, he died before I was born six thousand brief 3iimmer3 before. I was born. But let us try and bear it with fortitude. ' Let us trust that he is better off whero he is. Let us take com- lort in me thought mat nis loss is our eternal gain.' Recently a bag containing a cat and kittens was left on the door step of a Mr. Hamer in Coldwator county Mich., and, a few evenings after, another bun dle was left in the same place. Suppos ing it to be a repetition of the previous prank, Mr. llamer took it and, without opening it, threw it into the St. Joseph river, which flows near his house. His wifeK feeling somewhat apprehensive concerning the bundle, went and fished it out of the river, when her worst fears were realized, for it contained the body of an infant child, apparently about 18 hours old. Pinned to its clothing was a five-dollar bill, and a note addressed to Mr. Haiaer's people, telliug them to bring the child up in a Christian like manner, and they would receive their reward hereafter. A Washington correspondent of the Ohio State Journal relates the following of a member of the Thirthy ninth Con gress, General Harding, of Illinois : 'lie was more persistent, though less demonstrative in his opposition to lav ish appropriations than E. B. Wash burne. But on one occasion Gen. Har ding was observed voting squrely with the monopolists for some scheme or other, thus practically contradicting his proclaimed theories. Some one pri vately questioned him on the floor of the House as to this inexplicable pro ceeding. Pushing his abrupt body and not ravishingly handsome face toward his interrogator's ear, he said, in sotto voice: 'I have some eggs in that bask et.' " The Connecticut Tobacco Crop. Growers of tobacco have begun to cut the crop for 18G9. It has grown and ripened at a very rapid rate during Au gust and some fields were cut as early as the 20th. It promises to be a good one. Cert dnly it will be a good one as to quantity, in the vicinity of Hartford, which is the center and best locality for seed-deaf. The Hartford Times says : IJow it may be in towns north of Con necticut we know not. Here the most and best tobacco is grown, and here the crop, though unequal, even in the ad-, joining fields, is one the whole a very fair one in quantity. Its quality is yet to be determined. It looks well. Com plaint is made in some quarters of 'big veins' again ; but we judge this will not be general. It is yet too early to form an opinion regarding the general quali ty and value of the new crop.' The city of Rome, has 220,532 inhab itants; of whom 7,480 are priests, monks and nuns. The fourth anuual convention of the journalists of Germany met at Vienna July 24th. The Baptists of Germany have in creased to ninety six churches and o ver 17,000 members. French ladies are made perfectly beautiful for twenty francs, warranted to last eix weeks. ENDS THOU AIM'ST AT, BE THY Indiana Items. There' are 3,319 school children in Richmond, of whom 137 are colored. A few days ago, in Jeffersonville, Mrs. Edward J. Wilson, attempting to light a fire with coal oil, was seriously, if not fatally burned. There was a mistake in our announce ment of the Dearborn County Fair, at Lawrenceburg. It begins Sept. 14, and ends on the 18th. Jeremiah Cox, aged eighty-two, a son of one of the founders of Richmond, took his fifth wife recently at Whitewa ter Friends Meeting, in-the person of a female Friend' of sixty. The Lexington Enterprise says : Married, on Wednesday last, after a vast amount of trials and tribulations, by 'Squire Duffield, Col.Jtobt. M. Fos ter and Mrs. Sarah Hughes, all of this place.' The Crawfordsville Journal says : The frequent rains which we have had during the past week, combined with the warm weather, are having a very desirable effect on the corn crop. Far mers predict a good yield.' The Evansville saloon keepers have organized a society for their protection against prosecution for violating the Sunday law. They say, 'The prosecu tion of the liquor dealers for selling oa Sunday was shameful and mean.' A few days ago robbers broke into the Marion Postoffice, and took some two hundred letters. The letters were found scattered around, everything of value to the thieves being taken out. As far as known, they only got 25 cents in monej'. The Kokomo Tribune says : 'A gen tleman of truth, who came here on Tues day, from Peru, stated to us that a wo man, at that city, had recently given birth to six children, that the woman died, also one child, and that five chils dren were still living. Our informant believed the story, but we do not.' The New Albany Commercial says:; 'The rains of the latter part of last week and on Sunday of this week, have been all that was needed to. insure a good corn crop. The corn is now most prom ising in this section of the State, and the yield will be as large as last year. Late potatoes, cabbages and turnips will also be greatly improved, and will turn out a fair crop. List of U. S. Patents issued to citizens of Indiana, for the week ending August 31st, 1869: Button or Stud John B Carter, Ilarts ville. Marker for Corn Ground Oliver H. Catey, Williamsburg. Process of Preparing Wood Fibre for Paper Stock, George E. Marshall, Lau rel. Rack for Sugar, Cream, Salt, &c Mary Ann S. Mullin, Osgood. Extension Table Slide Otis E. San ford, Laporte. Crout Cutter John G. Schwarz, In- dianapolis. Evaporator Adam W. Schidler, S. Bend. Clod Fender Dan'l Applegato, No blesville. Tank Regulator James M. Crose, Lebanon. Axe Alden H. Jumper, Sunman. Evaporator for Sugar and other Liq uids Thomas and James M. Scantlin, Evansville. Planter and Cultivator Nicholas Whitehall, Newtown. Plow James C. Bell, Lebanon. Corn Planter J. A. Johnson, Pen dleton. Cultivator Elisha Walker aud Jo seph J. Piatt, LaPorte. Reissue of patent dated Nov. 13, '66 Wheat Drill, James F. Harcourt, Mos cow. Tippecanoe county has voted for a subscription of stock to the LaFayette, Muncie and Bloomington Railroad to the amount of $373,000. The vote stands for the subscription 3,163 against 2, 527; majority for the subscription, 606. The heaviest vote against the subscrip tion was in districts outside Lafayette. Thistles. A law of the State makes it imperative on farmers to cut down and destroy thistles, nettles and noxious weeds in front of their farms. This law is disregarded by many, and this fall and winter these hurtful plants will scatter their millions of seeds in every direction. Cut them down by all means. Rev. P. J. R. Murphy, a well-known Catholic priest, late of Iowa, but form erly of Illinois, while attempting to get on a train of cars at the crossing of the O. & M. and E. fc C. Railroad, near Vin cennes, on the 31st ult, fell between the cars and was run over and killed. He was on his way to Washington, Ind., where he has relatives living. The Democracy have a new reading of the proverb : 'Put not your trust in princes; it is now rendered: 'Democrats should never put their trust in Union soldiers.' The Union soldier, General Rosecrans, never struck the rebels a harder blow than he did their friends in his letter, declining the nomination for Governor in Ohio, in favor of freedom and the public faith. PALLADIUM GOD'S, THY COUNTRY'S AND TRUTH'S!" SEPT. 14, 18G1. From the New Albany Commercial. That Bad Man, Morton. Governor Morion wa3 requested b' the Republican Central Committee of O. to open tho canvass in that State. He opened it, and closed it too, at Wilming ton a few days since. His single speech came down on the moribund "Democra cy like a trip hammer. He exhausted the sybject and the Democracy at the same time. All the speeches that will be made during the remainder of tho campaign will be but repetitions and elaborations of his arguments. No won der the New Albany Ledger is shocked into momentary horror at 'that bad man Morton.' It was bad, it was cruel, per haps it was wicked, in Governor Mor ton to smash the Democratic bladder when he might as well have punctured it artistically and allowed the thing to float yet a little longer down the stream of politics and time. It is a fashion Governor Morton has in opening campaigns to tersely, clear ly and explicitly state the issues, and then, with logic so compact and unans werable as to compel assent from all unbiased minds, absolutely demolish the sophistry of the opposition. His last word closes tho argument. No room is left for demagogues to wriggle in when he has concluded. Vague and indeter minate phrases do not befog his argu ment, leaving opportunity-carping dem agogues to air their rhetoric on. Governor Morton has another bad habit. He will not forget the past rec ord of the Democratic party. He will not allow the people to forget it. Time is a wonderful anodyne It soothes and softens the bitter memories and harsh recollections of the past. Much of the past, it is true, should be forgotten, but much of even its miseries should be remembered by this people forever. If the Democratic party would have us bu ry the past, why does it, hyena-like, crawl out at night to snarl over the graves of our dead Union soldiers ? If it would bury the past, why will it ever parade its putrid carcass on the recur rence of each campaign, revisiting the glimpses of the moon and making both night and day hideous ? Of all things above ground nothing so much needs burial, deep and eternal, as that loath some and disgusting organization which in the hour of the Republic's struggle for life, allied itself with the bandits, the guerrillas, the slave drivers and the defiant traitors of the South. Never, in the history of parties here or elsewhere was there so grand an op portunity for a great organization to vindicate its unselfishness and it3 patri otism as was afforded the Democratic party of the North when slavery attack ed the citadel of our liborties. How basely, how dastardly, how truculently the leaders of that party deserted the Government, and how seduously, how untiringly, how insiduously they labor ed for the slave power and the assassins the country knows and history with im partial pen must record. It is to many of the Bourbonic leaders of the Democ racy, the men who learn nothing and forget nothing, unpleasant reading. It i3 little wonder that Governor Morton's speech operates like a red hot coal in a hornet's nest. It is not strange that small editors, bound to the corpse of Democracy, solemnly and dolefully hold up their hands whenever Governor Mor ton makes a speech and ejaculate, 'That bad man ?' They have been at this same lugubri ous business these many years. All through the war, whenever a prominent Son of Liberty was arrested, they howl ed in unison, 'That bad man, Morton.' Whenever a box of revolvers marked Sunday School Books,' was seized on its way to the lodges of the noble Knights of the Golden Circle, up went Democratic hands all over the land and Democracy groaned, 'That bad man, Morton. If a cunning scheme to seize upon our State Government, murder Its Executive and turn it over to the South ern Confederacy, was discovered at the last minute before its execution, 'that bad ntan, Morton, was cursed and an athemised for it. As old Bowles disaps peared behind the walls of the Colum bus Penitentiary, he sobbed, 'that bad man, Morton!' and bowed his shaved head and wept we suppose. When Gov ernor Morton, by his matchless admin istrative ability, foiled the vilest nest of traitors that plotted in any Northern State during the rebellion, all over the State, wherever there was a circle of Knights, a lodge of the Sons of Liberty, a cabal of snarling traitors, that moan went up against 'that bad man, Morton.' Indiana, which came very near being made an ally of the Southern Confeder acy, but which, by the patriotism, the watchfulness and the splendid talents of our Governor, was made to take the very highest rank in the roll of-States, owes him a debt this generation can never pay. For this, disappointed, foii- f ed and malignant partizans will never NO. 27. 2003 forgive him, and now these fellows, who did all in their power to make the war for the Union a failure and a farce, to convert Indiana into an ally of Davis and a foe of the republic, attune their pipes in harmony and ever and anon croak doleful calumnies of 'that bad man, Morton.' Oat upon such ill-disguised meanness, such transparent mal ice. As long as the enemies of free government and the adherents of des potism in any form denounce the name of Lincoln and deride his memory, so long will they hold in like detestation the name of Oliver P. Morton. And this is his crown of honor. The plotters against our republic's life hate Morton, and have good cause to hate him. His is ability of the very highest order, tal ent never surpassed in our country, and to it is united a will as unbending as that of Jackson, and a patriotism as lof ty as that of Washington. This people may and do thank God for 'that bad man, Morton.' It was one of the blessings and mercies vouchsafed our State and country that he was at the head of affairs when treason made its mightiest and last effort to destroy the Republic. Maligned and calumniated beyond any man in the nation, a true treasure of his ability and his service, he yet occupies in the heart of the American people a place second to that of no man that has ever lived. A 'lady' in New Bedford, Massachu setts, recently bought a pair of white gloves, to be returned in case they did not suit. They were returned 83 not suiting, when it was discovered they had been used to decorate the hands of a corpse, and removed before the lid of the coffin was screwed down. Dakotah Territory, it is reported, will soon be asking for admission into the Union as a State. Villages are spring ing up there rapidly, and more than five thousand persons have emigrated to the Territory this summer. The present population is estimated at 20,000, and forty-seven thousand acres of land have lately been taken up under the home stead and pre-emption laws, by actual settlers. The papers relate an anecdote of a beautiful young lady, who had become blind, having receivod her sight after marriage. It is not an uncommon thing for people's eyes to be opened by mat rimony. Whenever i find a real handsum wo man engaged in the 'wimmin's rights bizness,' then I am going to take mi hat under mi arm and jine the procession. Josh Billings. Good Rules. A good man once said: The longer I live, the more I feel the importance of adhering to the following rulesjthat I have laid for down myself in relation to such matters : 1. To hear as little as possible that is to the prejudico of others. 2. To believe nothing of the kind un til I am absolutely forced to it. 3. Never drink in the spirit of one who circulates, an ill report. 4. Always to moderate as far as I can the unkindness which is expressed to ward others. 5. Always to believo that if the other side was heard, a very different account would be given. It is siid that along the rebel breast works before Petersburg has grown up a continuous line of peach trees. The rebs having eaten the fruit while on picket duty, they cast the seed aside, and now they appear in one continuous line of forty-five miles of beautiful trees yielding the greatest variety of the fi nest fruit. While a party of workmen were en gaged in excavating a cellar at Thorn Grove, New Jersey, at the depth of about five feet they struck an iron ves sel, which, upon examination, was found to contain a large amount of specie. The laborer who first made the discov ery proceeded to appropriate the pro ceeds, when others coming up, disputed his right to do so, and insisted upon a division, whereupon a fight ensued. Two colored laborers were beaten to such an extent that their recovery is considered doubtful. The money is ancient coin, some pieces dating as far back as 1716. All but one of the seventy women who went to Oregon from Massachu setts two years ago, have married, and there is room for more of the same sort. The wages of female servants in the new State are $15 to 830 a month in gold. With such tempting offers, and the not remote contingency of a hus band to boot, what sensible maiden, un appreciated at home, can fail to see that the best way to appease unfriendly for tune is the Pacific course? The Order of Free Masons have call ed a grand meeting of all Masons to take place at Geneva, Deoember 8, this year. - Whole Number, THE PALLADIUM. P0BC.ISHBD fOBSDAY MOBNIHQS, JI. B.W.DAVIS. C47-TX2R21S: $2,00 A YE All. y PAYABLE IN ADVANCE. All Kinds of Job Printing Satisfactorily Done, at Living Bates. Office: in the Forkner Building, East of the Citi- sen's Bank, and opposite G. W. Barnes A Co. Woman's Right in Theory and Practice. The Lowell (Mass.) Courier tells an amusing story of an old lady a strenu ous advocate of the rights of women, as interpreted by the leaders of the Rights party who was recently a visitor at the Isle of Shoals. When she left she was in the way of being assisted from the row boat to the steamer by a Lowell gentleman, when her foot slipped and in she went np to her neck in the briny deep, carrying her faithful assistant par ty away with her. The latter, however, gallantly, but with great difficulty, held fast to the old lady with one hand and to the steamer with the other, his feet dangling in the water, and just keeping the old lady's head above the surface till several men got hold of them, and pulled them on the deck. The steamer was crowded with ladies end gentlemen, among whom there was considerable fright for awhile; for the woman and her assistant were for a time in considerable danger. The old lady behaved in tho most cool and manful manner during the whole scene. When she was fairly out on deck, and stood there calm and unmoved, with the briny water drinninir from her dress. and the kind ladies all around offering her sympathy and assistance, the first words she . spoke were : 'Well, this is the first argument I ever met with that has at all shaken my woman's rights no tions ! If there had been nobody but women here I should most certainly have been drowned . ' 1 John G. Whittier's letter to the Wo -'man Suffrage Convention is character- ized by all the moderation peculiar to I the Society of Friends. He says he has ja general sympathy with the objects of ) the convention, because he sees no good .'reason why wives and daughters should not have the same rights as their male relatives, and does not believe that the women will generally abuse their privi leges when they get them. He adds, however: "I do not see that the exercise of the ballot by woman will prove a remedy lV 1 aL . SI- 1. ' - 1 . 1 ior an iue eviis 01 wuicn sue jusuy com plains. It is her right as truly as mine, and when she asks for it it is something less' than manhood to withhold it. But unsupported by a more practical educa rtion, higher aims and a deeper sense of the responsibilities of life, it is not like ly to prove a blessing in her hands any more than in a man's." Preserving Peaches. . The following seasonable recipe will be regarded as an interesting item by many a matron: The clear stone yellow peaches, white at the stone, are the best. Weigh the fruit after it is pared. To each pound of fruit allow a pound of loaf sugar. Put a layer of sugar at the bot tom of the preserving kettle, and then a laver of fruit, and so on until the fruit is all in. Stand it over the fire until the sugar is entirely dissolved ; then boil them until they are clear ; take them out piece by piece, and spread them on a dish free from syrup. Boil the syrup in the pan until it jellies ; when the peaches' are cold fill tho jars half full of them, and fill up with boiling syrup. Let them stand a short time covered with a thin cloth, then put on brandy paper and cover them close with corks, skin or paper. From twenty to thirty minutes will generally be sufficient to preserve them. A curious marriage occurred last week in St Louis. A stone-blind bride groom was led by his blushing bride to the altar of a Justice of the Peace. That honest and benevolent functionary felt it to be his duty to inform the poor blind man that the chosen of his heart was really one of tho ugliest women in the world, and that she had already, to his certain knowledge, buried two hus bands. To this the bridegroom respon ded that he had seen the lady a great many years ago, and that, according to the best of his recollection, she was then 'a thing of beauty' and a 'form of life and light.1 As the unfortunate man in sisted upon being married to this dream of his earlier and happier days, the knot was tied; but the Justice said that he couldn't in conscience take a fee for do ing it; and so the poor victim was sent away rejoicing. A tabular statement of the whisky trade of the United States during the past two years, just prepared at the In ternal Revenue Bureau, shows that the consumption for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1868, was, according to the tax receipts, 6,709,546 gallons, while for the year ending June 30, 1869, it waa 61.381.621 srallons, with thirty-seven districts yet to be heard from. Temper ance advocates will perhaps be disposed to quote these figures as an evidence of the startling increase of intemperance in this country. But the fact is, more distilleries pay taxes than ever before, and the lnorease is in favor of honesty rather than drunkenness.