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i-Tlic Great ltetl Dragon."
Mi'.. Eini'on : I
I congratulate you upon ^
the publication of tl?? address ol the
Temperance Convention al Fairmont,,
in olio ni' your recent issues, ami 1 have
been v.-aitingto see it call forth a wide ,
and hearty response. The Address;
is or'c pr the timet,?condensed, ar- ^
iruuiei'italive, clear and convicting.-1
it certainly dues honor to the authors |
and 1 hope it mo" bo fu"y digested,1
especially by all Christian churches, j
Yon also promise us an address from I
the vigorous pen of Eld. 0. lveyes,
and these 1 hope will he the opening
up of a full discussion of this import-1
ant subject in all our churches and ^
Associations, until, as a body, tho
Baptists of Western Virginia shall be i
clcired of the foul imputation of har
boring the makers or venders of this j
soul-killing alcohol within their bor- j
Many in tho Church find fault with (
tho organization of Temperance as- i
sociations out of it,and yet oppose all
efforts to bring the influence of /ion
to-bear-ag?i??t the ovil, by dealing
with drinkers and sellers within the
field. 'Now, I should like to soe their
arguments, for such a course upon
paper. I desire much to see the j
Church waked up to this question,? !
to soe it offitated and discussed until
truth shines among all our members,
and tho abominations of liquor sell
ing and drinking are abundantly dis
i This is needed. On every side we
see members, and in fH?mo instances
? ministers, apologizing for liquor and
p its devotees. The press,religious and
secular; the pulpit and foruni of other
parts, are far in advance of theso in
struments of reform among us, and
consequently they are leavening the
mass of mind around them with the
high moral sentiments of the ago up-1
?n this important subject.'
The Church of the living God is I
committed to high responsibilities on
this subject, for she professes to be the ^
Jjioirr OK TUB Wohlh ! I If then tho j
light tli.it should be in her becomes
darkness, by the silrnce of her min
istry and members, how great is that
The Church has over been in the
,"ore-front of every great moral re-j
,i form, she is their greatest, most in-j
^ vulnerable ally, and I long to seo her:
f every where marshalling her legions,
i and going to the front and engaging!
^ in the thickest of this battle with tliej
powers of darkness, for the i cscue of J
dm debused and unfortunate of our (
litre, and the training of the rising
.generation in the paths of virtue and
For this purpose the ministry must j
Jjrst sound tho alarm. They are "the,
'?\ Watchmen,'' and if, when they sue,
ipf the sivord coining, they cry not nndj
?'-"warn the people, their blood will l>0|
Tcijuired ut thoir hands. So long as j
ilioy wait until it is popular, for roar:
of losing place or favor, they may ex
Mi.-I't.tlio blighting curse of find tu,
rest ouZi"ii for their sins, while tho,
l!,??| ,,)* death continues to sweep its!
victims to the pit,
So loii? as churches countenance,
miniver* who will not. face the euo
mv mil li l the 1,reaches of /ion, so
will iliev ho withered brandies o!
III,."tree of (!oil. despisejl and reject
,?11.f men, without the _ favor o| the
]']ord or tlio influence of tho uoilly.
M iv these opening notes of the iriim
tongue ?f truth find a company
whosu name is les>ion. ready lor this
irVeat battle in behalf of truth and
A Vol rNTi:r.Ji roil nir. Suuvh i:.
Tltcy [Jilciu-d t 'frms to
The story of the destruction ofSod
om ami Gumairab is ones in which
most readers of tlio Bible have been
interested. The unhappy connection
of Lot with it is well calculated to ex
cite our sympathies. The story is as
instructive as it is touching.
When Abraham, desirous of peace,
gave Lot choice of the land, he lifted
up his eyes and saw all the plain of
Jordan, that it was well watered ev
erywhere. and for this reason he chose
it. He dwolled in tho cities of the
plain and pitched his tent toward Sod
His motivo was gain. He chose a
rich, hut wicked country. There ho
lost spiritual comfort; vexed his right
eous soul with the inhabitants; ruin
ed his children in tho midst of an idol
atrous people, with whom they inter
married ; became involved in the de
struction of those cities; was guilty
(if the sin of incest; and his posteri-!
ly, to the remotest generations, lmvel
not returned to a knowledge of the |
true God. He committed his grand
error when he pitched his lent toward
We often meet with individuals'
whose conduct leads us to say within i
ourselves, they arc pitching theirtents 1
Tho man who in any way sacrifices
moral good and spiritual ends, fur I
physical and temporal advantages, is
pitching his tent towards Sodoin.
Tho man of family who leaves a re- j
ligions community and Christian priv-1
ileges, and carries his family, merely '
for purposes of gain, into a country
where there are no Sabbaths nor sane- j
tuaries, where the influences are a
gainst religion, where his children
will havo the children of profane men 1
as their only companions, and will, of
course, marry ungodly husbands and
wives, will find, after a while, that he
has pitched his tent toward Sodom, j
Tho Christian man who sacrifices
principle to interest, and jvho makes i
tlio law" of the I.on! a variable thing, *
is pitching his tent towards Sodoin.? j
A gentleman, an elder of tho Prcsby-'
torian churb, some years since opened
a hotol in a country village. He did :
it to support his fumily, and it was
right; hut then, to secure custom, he :
departed from Christian principles, '
and kept an open bar. In a fewyoars
ho died, leaving a widow and several
sons. The hotel was kept up, and his
sons attended at tho bar. The sons
of that man all became drunkards;
they squandered his property,-and his !
widow is now sustained by the benev
olence of the church. He was a "ood
man, hut ho pitched his tent towards
The young man who commences
tho indulgence of bail habits is pitch-'
trig his tent towards Sodom. He may
love a social glass; he may prefer tho !
society of the vicious; he may indulge '
in an occasional game of cards; hoi
may go to tho house of her whoso1
steps take hold on hell. In all this ho!
may see no great evil; but after a i
time, unless arrested by God's provi-1
denco and grace, he finds himself
bound in tho strong chain of habit,
vexed by evil passions, a suitable sub
ject to havo dwelt in ancient Sodom,
and ere long totako up his abodes in
those regions of which Sodom and
Gomarrah are but an emhlom.
Finally, every impenitent sinner has
pitched his tent toward Somom, be
cause ho chooses to dwell in the cities j
of tho plain; because ho is travelling j
to a plnco over which I ho storms ofi
God's wrath are gathering; and be
cause ho must soon he cast into tho
lake that burnetii with fire and brim-1
stone, unless ho iloe unto tho mouu- i
tains, and tarry not in all the plain I
Reader! hast thou pitched thy tent
towards Sodom?? Watchman and 01,. j
'J'iie Bible Better Than X'istoi.s.? |
The ttev, Mr. Washburn, Bible agent j
for Connecticut, in his last report, re-1
port, relates the following lact: - "One I
donor, who is a stranger to the hope of!
the gospel, told me that he had resolved |
to aid in giving the Bible to the world, j
as long as ho had the means lo do so.)
He thought it indispensable lo thesecu- J
lily ol properly and the rights of man,!
I [e said he once heard an irreligious I
and profane man, whose business requi-1
red him lo lie oil. n among strangers,
say,'that lie always carried his pistols
willrhim, and usually laid them under)
his pillow at night; lint when lie saw a
Bible in the house, thai had the appear-1
auce of being well used, lie never took1
his pistols from his valise.'"
The Veslry ol Trinity Church, iV, V,, |
have commenced a New Church, near
.Madison Square, which in size and ur-1
chiteclural beaul v, will surpass any oth-'
er edifice ol the kind in Uulhain. '
One good Word every Day,
A good word is one which does some
oik'good; it may be a word ol leaching,
a word of warning, or a word ol"truth
and love. Speak one such woid at
least every day.
| Our days are lew at best; certainly
no one ol them should pass without an
opening of the lips for God. VV ho can
t?ll the effects of a single sentence, ut
tered with faith and prayer, it may
[reach to thousands; it may reach into
eternity. As wave moves wave in the
ocean, so one word of grace may reach
from mind to mind, and thus be produ
| cing effects long alter the tongue which
uttered it shall have turned to dust.
' Never despair of being useful so long as
von have the gift of speech Jf you
j can say nothing else, you may at least
repeat some blessed text of scripture:
Lthis may save a soul. That child, that
[servant, that visitor, that stranger may
praise God in Heaven lor the truth ;
heard from you, "Let your speech
] be seasoned with sail." Keep the heart
full, and you will have something tosay.
j "Out of the abundance of the heart the j
mouth spealteth." Every day the un
godly arfl uttering fatal words, kindling j
bad passions, aid destroying souls. Ev
ery day, therefore, all Christians should
be saying something for Christ. Ma-l
ny a time, through grace, a single say
ing has been blessed to the awakening
ol a soul. Pray for help lo devise and
utter such things every day of your life,1
as may lead those who hear you,to faith J
in your Redeemer.
The Missionary Hymn.?A wrilt r
in the New York Independent has made
the following interesting statement. j
"A gentleman gave a description of!
the original manuscript of the missiona
ry hymn, which he had seen in Bishop
Heber's handwriting, in the possession
of Dr. Kaflles of Liverpool. The story
of its origin is that just before his em
barkation for India, Bishop Hebcr was j
engaged to preach a missionary sermon,
when the minister of the place told him
the choit had .no suitable hymn to sing,
and begged the Bishop to write one for
them. He sat down at once and wrote ,
this glorious hymn, of which (he first
draft was so perfect, that there is only
one alteration of a word. The line that
'Tlio henthen in his blindness,'
?Tlio pngiui in his blindness.'
How many thousand missionary mee
tings have been enlivened and elevated
and incited to new zeal and hope, by
singing this hymn.
When do iv<! know Christ!
When we think as Christ thought, do as
Christ did, live us he lived; when, like
liira, we ore ]iatient, meek and humble,
ore about our 1'iilher's business, are heav
enly minded; when, like him, our wills
ore lost in the will of God: when we
sympathize with the suffering, laise the
fallen, eomforl the afflicted, forgive as we
hope to be forgiven; when we feel tints,
and do thus, then wo know Christ; then
we ore united to him, as the branch is u
niled to the vine; then we know what it
is to have our lives hid with Christ iu God.
Young disciple is this your commence
ment'! glorious will be the consumma
Reply of TheDuke of Wellington.
?"The gallant Duke" lately met n
young clergyman, who, being aware of
hi9 Grace's former residence in the Eas!,
and his familiarity with the ignorance
and obstinacy of the Hindoos in sup
porting their religion, gravely proposed
the following question; "Does not your
Grace think it almost useless and extrav
agant to preach the gospel to the Hin
doos?"?The Duke immediately rejoin
ed, "Look sir, to your marching orders.
"I'rench the gospel to every creature."
(Mark xvi 15,)
A Maine paper says that the Supreme
Court of thai State,now in session at Au
gusta, lias decided that liquor cannot be
seized in transit, and Hint all persons
have the riglil to transport liquor at
pleasure, unless it can lie proved that
such liquors are intended lor sale.
The great iron works at Boonlon,
New Jersey, are advertised for sale by
the sheriff. These works Imve been
in operation some twenty-two years,
nnd have paid nut lor labor an average
of about ?210,000 annually.
Hon. Daniel Baldwin, of Montpelier,
Vt., had a daughter who became very
deaf at three years ol age, and remained
so Until i iglllenn. She was then cured
bv onion'and tobacco juice. The tobac
co was placed within the onion, which
was then roasted, and the juice was
dropped into the ear,
A Jersoyman gives the subjoined
sage advice to gardiners: "To cure hens
from scratching up your garden beds,
yon cut their scra'.chers off just below
1'rvm the Messenger and Recorder.
ODE TO MY!FATHER.
| Thou, whilu I was very young,
Who taught my heart from sin to turn,
A-rl gone to lleuven J
Gone to u better woild abovo,
To bask iu God's eternal love,
j Where the angel spirits sing,
Eternal anthems to their King.
Thou whose iieart (lid always yearn,
For all who wisdom's ways did spurn,
From us was taken ;
Taken from all cares and toils,
Taken from this earth's turmoils,?
To the spirit land on high,
Where the happy never sigh.
Thou who laught me how to sing
The praises of my Heavenly King.
1 All here no longer.
Thy voice no longer heard in prayer,
Thy soul no longer pressed with cara
For thy offspring,?children dear.
Which God had given to thee here.
Siaci! we were left for thee to mourn,
A sister from us, too, tvas borne,
To happy Canaan.
Death's pale nngel from above',
Commissioned by the God of love,
Hath lalteti her for whom we mourn,
Till we are called like her to come.
J.oxt: Reach, 0., June 18, 1852.
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WHAT !?;.5AfcIi I ASK!
A IJencdlctlon lo? a iiabc.
BY JAMKS MONTGflfjV.KY.
What blessing shall I ask for tlice,
In the sweet dawn of infaney?
?That winch our Saviour at his birth
Brought down with him from heaven to!
What next, in childhood's April years j
Of sunbeum, smiles. ami rainbow tears ?
?That which in Him ail eyee might trace.
To grow in wisdom-und in-grace.
What in the wayward path of youth,
When falsehood walk? abroad as truth?
?By that good Spirit to bn led,
Which John saw resting on His head.
What in temptations wiblernere,
When wants assail ami fears oppress?
?To wield likn him the Scripture-sword.
Aud vanquifh Satan by " the Word.''
What, in the labor, pain, and strife,
Combats and cares of daily life?
?In His cro?s-bearin*i steps to tread,
Who had not where to lay His head.
What in the agony of heart,
When foes rush in and friends depart?
?To pray like Him the Holy One,
" Father, thy will, not mine, be. done.''
What, in the bitterness of death,
When the last sigh cuts the last breath]
?Like Him your spirit to commend,
And up to paradise ascend.
What in the crave, and in that hour,
When even the grave shall lose its power?
?Like Him, your rest awhile to take;
Then at the trumpet's sound awoke,
Him as He is in heaven to see,
And as He is yourself to be.
Child Scaling in Home,
The following is related by a corres
pondent of the N. Y. Observor, writing
Irom Home, March 23d.
A day or two since, a lad the son of
an American artist?the well-known
illustrator of Harper's illustrated Bible
: ?was missing. The domestic, a most
devoted catholic, protested her igno
rance of her whereabouts,?the lad's
little brother was called, arid, in his in
nocence remarked lhat he guessed he
was at the Convent. This was the first
intimation the parents had-that their
children had ever visited the convent.
They sent for Hon. Mr. Cass, who
took the boy with him, and went, in his
ordinary dress to the convent. The
| manner in which the inmates gathered
round and welcomed the boy, convin
ced Mr. Cass that the boy bad olten
been there, and led him to believe that
I the brother would be found there. He
inquired lor him, but the Superior stout
ly affirmed that he was not in the Con
vent.?Mr. Cass requested to be shown
through the establishment. His request
was granted, but no boy was lound.
Mr. C. then noticed a passage leading to
another building, or another part of the
building. He insisted on being taken
thither. Hearing a noise in a room as
he passed along, he opened a door, and
found a priest or two al tnble and a
seat just vacated. He insisted that it
was thesent of the lost boy. The priest
denied it. Mr. Cass then made himself
known as the Representative of the
United States, and pretty distinctly in
timated-that some of Jonathan's thunder
would be put in requisition if the boy
was not forthcoming immediately. The
boy was then brought forth from an ad.
joining room,.and restored by Mr. Cass
to the anxious parents. Such are the
facts. Make your comments.
Is it the Doctor's Cat.
An article appeared some time
since tho Into flood, in a newspaper,
stating that a doctor's oflice was seen ;
limiting down the Monongahela, in
Virginia, during tho high water.?
Its bottles of tinctures and jars of
salves, with other characteristic con
tents were ill their places, though no
human hand appeared to minister to
suduring humanity. And yet tho of
fico was not without a living occupant.
Pensively seated iti a conspicuous
place, a solitary cat having been seon
taking perchance its last voyage of
discovery. Tho ark moved on, borne 1
on tho bosom of tho restless stream,
until, lost in the distance, sympathy
itself ceased to follow tho luckless
navigator! And yet, perhaps, not
entirely luckless; for.whilo tho waters i
wore retiring from tho bosom of tho!
town of Webster, leaving an immense j
deposit of saw logs, mill wheels, bar-1
rels, fence n ails, roofs, and sundry I
other articles, the hitter complaints of I
a poor, sldp-wrecked cat. were lien t il!
A sympathetic young man clambered I
over the promiscuous difficulties that j
lay in bis way, until ho found tho half j
dn.wiicd and worso frightened object!
of his adventurous search. The poor
follow wns th!:en into good quarters,
and lias become imppilv domesticated
in my house. He seems to bo doing
well without the nostrums lie may htivo
lust. But is ho the Doctor's cat?
Ho is a little remarkable, having both
oars cropped, and is of a yellow tab
by jjolor. If lie be the veritablij shpjfc
Keeper, so long and perilously sustain
ing his post, the Doctor can have his
trusty friend by application to the sub
scriber. James It. S.i.nsoji.
Hydrophobia.?A Distinguished phy
sician in Massachusetts, one related to
the editor ol the New York Mirror an
instance of the prevention of hydropho-;
bia, after the bite of a dog known to be
rabid, by salivation with mercury. Wed
are reminded of this by finding in a
Southern paper the statement ol a wri-j
ter, who says that in the county of Pow-,
hatan, Va., in August, 1797, he saw a
servant boy of his father's seized by a
mad dog, which bit him in a dozen pla
ces, inflicting ghostly wounds. An em
inent physician being sent for, had his
wounds washed with castile soap, and
a plaster of mercurial ointment applied
to the wounds' Calomel pills were ad-1
ministered in the interim, cnusinp sali
vation. The boy recovered^ and was
living a lew yeaas ago, never having
manifested the slightest symgtoms of hy
drophobiar A horse and two cows
known to have been bitten by the same
dog, the ensuing day went mad and
The Canton (Ohio,) Repository statn
that about two weeks since, a boy na
med Levi Carbaugh, ol Pike township,
aged li years, was badly bitten on both
arms, by a dog. Fearing tile dog to be
mad, some remedies were used. ^)n
VVedneiday last he lelt uuwell; on.
Thursday was taken with a paroxysm,
and died that night in all the horrors
.incident to that dreadful disease. The
same dog had bitten some cattle, which
became rabid and were killed:
Intermarriage of Bi.ood Relations.
? Hear what the editor 0/ the Freder
icksburgh News says about the mat
"In the country in which we were
raised, for many generations back, a
certain family of wealth and respecta
bility have intermarried until there
cannot be found in three ol them a
sound man or woman. One of them
has sore eyes, an other scrofula, a third
is idiotic, a fourth blind, a filth bandy
legged, n sixth with a head about as big
as a turnip?not one out of the number
exempt from physical or mental defects
of some kind. Yet this family perse
veres to intermarry with each other,with
theso living monuments constantly be
A South Carolina religious paper, up
pealing in behalf of the slaves, says:?I
hazard the assertion that throughout the
bounds of our Syuod, (South.Carolina ami
Georgia,) there are at present 100,000
slaves speaking the same language as our
selves, who nover heard of the plau of
salvation'by a Redoemer."
COLONEL CRICKLEYS HORSE.
Wo have never been able to ascer
tain the origin of the quarrel hot ween
j the Crickley's and the Drakes. They
had lived within a mile of each other
i in Illinois, for five years, and from the
j first of their acquaintance, there had
: been a mutual feeling of dislike be
tween the two families. Then some
misunderstanding about the bounda
ry of their respective farms, revealed
the latent flijine, and Col. Crickey
I once followed a fat buck all ono after
noon, and wounded him, at last came
up to him and found old Drako and
|his sons cutting him up! This inci
dent added fuel to the fire, and from
that time there was nothing that the
two families did not do to annoy each
other. They shot each other's ducks
in the river, purposely mistaking them
for wild ones, and then, by way of re
taliation, commenccd killing oil' each
other's pigs and calves.
One evening, Mr. Drake the elder,
was returning lioiite with his " pocket
full of rocks," from Chicago, whither
he had been to disposo of a load of
grain. Sam Barston was with him on
the wagon, and as they approached
the grovo that intervenea bctweon
them and Mr. Drake's house, he ob
served to his companion?
" What a beautiful mark Col. Crick
ley's old iioan*is over yonder!"
" Hang it," muttered old Drako,
" so it is."
The horse was standing under some
trees about twelve rods from the road.
Involuntarily, Drake stopped his
team. He glanced furtively around,
then with aqueer smile the oldhunter
took up his rifle from the bottom of the
wagon, and raising it to his shoulder,
| drew a sight on the Colonel's horse.
|" Beautiful!" muttered Drake, low
! ering his rifle with an air of a man i
'resisting a powerful temptation. "Il
j could drop old Roan so etisy!"
[ ."Shoot," suggested Sam Barston,
I who loved fun in any shape.
" No, no, twotildn'nt -do/'-smd-the*
old hunter,glancing cautiously around
"I won't tell," said Sam.
" Wal, I wont slioot this time, any j
way, tell or no toll. The horse is too
nigh. If he was fifty rods off, instead
of twelve, so thcre'd bo a bare possi
bility of mistaking him for a deer, I'd
let fly. As it is, I would willingly
give the Colonel fivo dollars for a
At that moment the Colonel him
self stepped from behiud a big oak,
not half a dozen paces distant, and
stood before Mr. Drake.
" Well, why don't you slioot]"
Tho old man stammered, in some
"That you, Colonel? I?I was
tempted to, I declare! And as 1 said,
I'll give a 4V' lor one pull."
44 Sny un 4X' and it's a bargain."
J Drake felt of his rifle, and looked
I at old lloan.
I 14 How much is the hoss worth V' ho
muttered in Sam's car.
44 About fifty."
44Gad, Colonel, I'll do it! Here's
The Colonel pockctcd tho money,
44 Hanged if I thought you'd tako
With high glee, the old hunter put
n fresh cap on his rifle, stood up in
his wagon, and drew a close sight on
old Roan. Sam Barston chuckled.?
Tho Colonel put his hand before his
face and chuckled too.
Crack ! went the rifle. Tho hunter
toro out a horrid oath, which we will
not repeat. Sam was astonished.?
Tho Colonel laughed. Old Roan did
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44 A hojiso at ten rods! ha! Iia I1
Drake was livid.
44 Lov)k yero, Colonel, I can't stand
I that!" hu began.
44 Never mind, the horse ran," sneer
ed the Colonel. 44 I'll risk yon."
Grinding his teeth, Mr. Drake pro
duced another ten dollar hill.
44 Hero!" growled the old man,
44 I'm bound to have another shot, any
44 Crack away !" cried the Colonel,
pocketing tho note.
Drake did crack away, with deadly
aim, too, but the homo did riot mind
the bullet iu the least. To the rage
ami unalterable astonishment of tho
liuntrr, old Roan, looked him riglit in
the face, as if lie ratiier liked the fun.
"Drake," cried Sam, "ybujro
drunk ! A horse at a dozen rod?*
oh, my eyo 1"
" Just sbut your'moutb, or I'll.shoot \
you!" thundered tbe excited Drake.
"The bullet was hollow, I'll swear.
The man lies that says I can't shoot.
Last week I cut off a gooso's head xt
fifty rods, and I kin du it agin. By
old Harry, Colonel, you kin laugh,hijt.
I'll hot thirty dollars I can bringdown
old Roiin at one shot."
The wager was readily accepted.?
The stakes were placed in Sum's
hands. Elated with the idea of win
ning back his two tens, and making an
'X' into tho bargain, Drake carefully
selected a perfect ball, and an even
buckskin patch, and loaded his rille.
It was now nearly dark, but the old
hunter boasted of being able to shoot
a lint, on the wing by starlight, and
without hesitation ho drew a clear
sight on old Roan's head.
A minuto later, Drake was driving
through the grove, the mostenraged,
the most desperate of men. His ri
flu, innocent victim of his iro.lay with
broken stock at the bottom of the old
wagon. Sam Garston was tou much
frightened to laugh. Meanwhile, the
gratified Colonel was rolling on tlm
ground, convulsed with mirth, and old
Roan was standing undisturbed under
When Drake reached home, his
two sons, discovering his ill-humor,
and the mutilated condition of tho li
lle-stock, hastened to arouse his spirits
with a pieco of news, which they
were suro would make him dance for
" Clear out," growled the angry old
man. " I don't want to hear nny of
your nows; get away, or I shall knock
one of you down."
" But, father, it's such a trick!"
" Blast you and your tricks."
"Played off on the Colonel."
" On the Colonel 1" cried the old
mau, beginning to bo interested.?
" Gad, if juu'vo pUjetLi.ho_Cpland,.^ .
a trick, l^fc's boar it?'
" Well, father, Jed and I, tliis af
ternoon, went out to look for deer?"
"Hang tbe de?r! como to tho trick."
" Couldn't find any deer, but tho't
wo must shoot something,so Jed bang
ed away at the Colonel's old Roan?
shot him dead!"
" Sliot old Rnan 1" thundered the "
hunter. " By old Harry, .1 ed, did you
shoot the Colonel's boss I"
" I didn't do anything else."
"Devil! devil!" groaned the hunt
" And then," pursued Jed,confident
tho ioke part of the story must please
his fiither, "Jim and I propped th?
boss up, and tied his head back with
a cord, and left him standing under
tho trees exactly as if ho was alive.
Ha! ha ! fancy the Colonel going to
catch him ! ho! ho! ho!?wasn't it a
Old Drake's licail fell upon lii.i
breast. IIo felt of his empty pocket
book, and looked at his broken riflo.
Then in it rueful tone, ho whispered
to tho boys?
"It is a juko! Hut if you ever
j tell of it?or if you do, Sam Baraton
I?I'll skill you alive ! By old Ilarry,
boys, I've been shooting at that dead
Ihoss for half auvliour at ten dollars it
A Sensible Landlord.
I A littie incident transpired snmo
j weeks ago at one of our Frankfort
j hotels, which under the present torn
j peranco excitement is worthy of 110
tico. The names of tho party wo
shall withhold from the public for
i shame's sake.
| A little girl entered the tavern, and
i in pitiful tones told tho keeper that
icr mother had sent her there to got
"Eight cents," said the lavorn
eopcr. " What does your mother
.-ant with eialit cents I I dor.'t owo
"Well," said the child, "Father
>ends all his money horo for rum,and
?0 have had nothing to eat to-day.?
lother wants to buy a loaf of broad."
A loafer standing at tho bar, looked
rst lit tho child and then at the lanil
)id, mid said very gruffly, " D u
tlio brat kick her out."
"No," said the keeper, I will g'ivo
lier llio ciglil cents; and if hot' father
comes here again I'll kick him out."
Mr. John Shield, who is now in bin
92d year, lately walked Irom his resi
dence in I'nirlax county, Va., In Alex
andria, the same day, the distance be
ing full cighlrenmile*. On the follow
ing day he walked homo npain. All
things considep d the "trip" niay be set
down as one ol' the most remarkable on