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Vir me luiure, inuiigm . i imh'-u
forward to view in the twilight the old
fashioned house before which the carri
age drew up; and in spite of the buoyant
spirits of fifteen, 1 shrunk from that fu
ture. To live forevpr with old maids, and
their tats, and lap dog. and worsted
nvork! it ws too horrible to contem
plate, rind 1 m-n'ally resolved to escape
from such single blessedness ns soon as
But the door opened, and I was already
in a well lighted hiH. waimed at the
further extremity by a htign stove whi
seemrd to be nothing but fiery eyes as
the red coals shone through the ikiiiS.iip j
thit lined the elaborately cut fancy work j
Ol .viittii luv upper pari wes compo.seu.
Before the servant had liine to close the
on. door behind me. another opened, and
a kind voice, in the parlor, said.
"This way. dear, do come up to the
fire and get warm, it a bitter cold ,n?ht,
and tht we 11 Jve tea. This is your
nunt Marg.ret leading me up to a , fie
tlJerlylady by the hreMde. "and I "
your aunt Patty, dear, though w, re not
much of feUttTf Seither. 1 believe.
Aid I'm your cousin Harry, dear,"
t-aii a mocking voice from the corner, in
to which I had not had time, to peer.
A mellow little laugh from Aunt Tt
ty th.it seemed to say that the speaker
w'.sa privileged character, and a ll-trry
don't, vou'll frighten the poor child, from
aunt Mtrgiret. was all that I ki;eu- of
cou-in Harry at that time, for tLere was
no lamp in the room, and he fat in tot.
obscure a rorner fr even the dancing,
iiiellow light of the hickory re to illu
minate. How cozy ard comfortable everything
lookeil, after the paper nowerf. nnd wax
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i.uh ri t, nun iiiioiiiiiirii iitu auuuois til
the hrge, tawdry drawiivg-joom of the
loanling school. The wondeiful twisted
legs of the .old fashioned furniture stem
d to be dancing quiet little ji.cs. ns the
lire flitted on them; a lion's paw was now
And then thrust forward in a kind of
Tough'p'ay, grasping a marvellous-looking
bill, from some chair, table or escru
toire. The curioui. black, old cabinet,
in the corner, stood grim and prim,
.scarcely deigntr.g to smile as the ruddy
;ürtr'i?ht played hide and .seek over its
iiiuuiiuiHinMio uuuis aim urauers. Homing
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the other romances connected with old
.cabinet. Eat the firelight lingered the
cheeriest around the table in the centre
' cf the room, with its-snowy damnsk cloth
its old-fashioned flittering silver, led
off by the platina tea-urn, with its grim
lions heads, blinking inoffensively alone.
.ms they grasped the huge silvpr rings
which served as handles, and the liny
-egg-shell china cups, almost transparent
.in -their delicate beauty.
Orph-m and stranger as I was. all this
domestic com To it after three years in a
pinched boarding-school, opened my heart
,to my unknown, relatives.
tin the meantime my bonnet and wrnrs
'had beeu removed by aunt Tatty's own
plump hands, the bell rung nnd lighls and
ilea were being brought in.
And Margret drew her spectacles on
-and scrutinized me for a moment.
"You are very much like you mother,
tlsabel." she said at last.
Jezebel! what a name for a woman."
put in master Harry, who now came for
-ward, his saucy face lighted up with in
Aunt Margaret wound her yarn up sys
tematically to the l Et inch, stuck the
tlong needles through the ball, and laid it
-upon the little work stand beside her.
Au.it Patty busied herself with the bright
polished copper kettle, which was bro'ght
in over a spirit lamp, bubbling away in
its marry, domestic manner; herself, it
seemed to me, a kind of human kettle
with her cheery fireside hum and bubble
of content; then the servant placed the
muffins, as brown as an oak leaf in au
tumn, and the strangely twisted vilrer
toastrack on the table, and we took our
."This is poor fare, isn't it. after the
famp-tuoos table you have been accus,
touted to tt boarding school?" asked Har-
rv, as he li a ruled me a second muffin.
You don't seem to like it."
It was too bad; for now I knew that
my mischievous cousin could have enu
merated every mouthful I hed eaten, and
1 was nearly starved yet; but I answered
bs composedly as possible, "I like it so
well that I'm t-orry to see you feeding
your dog susoou, for I'm not nearly done
yet," oud I passed my tiny cup to aunt
Tatty for some more of her fragrant tea.
Aunt Margaret drew her lips oxer her
teeth, which I afterward discovered was
dignity would per
I mit her to come to a smile, while aunt i
Tatty laughed gleefully. saing, ' So, ho.
mnster Impudence, you have got your
j match. I hope," and ihn young gentleman
j dismissed the dog. which was sitting on
! hs haunches, watching, with wagging
i tail and anxious eyes, every mouthful
I which Harry took.
When my school-girl appetite was ap
peased. I had lime to lo k around; and
1 the only modern-thing in the room wasaj
portrait whuh hung over the mantel.
1 glanced alternately at il and at Harry
Anstruther. There ;vas the sam fair,
open brow, beneath the profusion of
cuils, which, eveu at the age of twenty
one, retain-d the gok'en hue, to rare
snve in childhood; the same laughing,
hazel eye, the same well formed mouth,
shaded by the dowu of the lust mous
tache. llany at last caught the direction of
Yes. it's I," said lie, nodding gravely, j
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any means do me
Indeed I more than half agreed with
him, coxco.nb. as I thought him.
"Now, Miss Jezebel." continued ho,
1 must give you warning not to fall in
love with me. It will he hard work for
you. I know, to help it; but I cannot
have anymore wive? on my hands. I'm
engad to six already'
"There's not much danger," I retorted,
"as I'm neither a Mormon nor a Turk."
"Whew! how peppery you are. Take
care or I'll take uu to seuscu the hatch,
j was the reply "Let me see; there's Nel-
ilr Hale sht-'s a lfnitv I tell vnu. a
uu as a jVnella. a perfect bewitching
iiule Ljomlt.f tval dantl.g into vmir ,.Pan
w:.:mi. . ,vp r i :,.,.. i ar!in;- blond a
and he looked steadier at m, my bru-
inetSf rnm nln Inn fr m i-J n it k U'h r th ie r . 1
hiVp ,m dmi(t fr()fn PX-li..n.
j ..Thrn liltre-s Cldfa Huffman, die's
; twot c0untj ,hfm on tis fingf ri. ..allJ
j lhere waS wxtf a Roman m0fe
lJ an Bni( fr fiaure rounc,.
r& ft Anotl(fT gUnce at
mP w! o was all aui;leK lul comers,
,.Au(1 AU(;K 1Jfant WeM( shf,
i .,.,cn..ir.paiirn. nf arar- che
n Imtid nor turns her head
except just whn she should; every mus
cle it in its proper place."
I hau such a superabundance of limbs
that I never knew vvlut to do with th-m.
"Then there's Anue Gray. Ah! she'd
rmiko a w ife! Such sweet, blue eyes, that
ouly live on our owu, and such a gentle
little heart, that ouiy beats for well,
no matter who. And EIizib-th Taylor,
let me se. she makes five. Well. Eliz
abeth U rather strong minded. She knows
more about the 'ologiei' and 'ouomies'
llian si ti iifikfrtcciir in ttna Itut I
, .1 : i 11 : , ? v.
I think jou would appreciate Jenny ar-
reu the most. iSm h pies and puddings I
as she makes. She M reach rny ir.au s
heart through his stomach. 1 assure yon;
and master Harry aired the evening na-
per before ihe fire, uud settled himsell
down to its contents.
The evening pased quickly to me, in
arranging my plan of studies at home,
with my aunts, and tired as I was, the
good ladies' early bed time arrived long
before I expected it. Aunt Tattv arrang -
ed the blocks of her silk patchwork in
her basket, and then left the parlor, Har-
j f following her
Tresently 1 heard her) Aunt ..largarrt made no answer, but
urn, (sighed as her kni ttingnet dies clicked and
Harry, what a troublesome fellow
you are. lou mix up the Mlver so mat
I shall never get :t counted."
Well, I won t.nunty. replied Harry,
but what an elfish looking think that
Aunt Margaret was protectin; her ger
aniums from the cold air of the window,
so I had the full benefit of the remarks.
"She is rot very handsome now, poor
child, but she is very much like her mo
ther was at her age, and she grew to be
one of the most beautiful women 1 ever
saw," replied aim; Tatty, with as much
sorrow as her voice could express. . com
ing through a throat made mellow by
the most generous living.
'She'll never bo any thing but a fright.
she puts me iu mind of an imp, aunt
Harry, howcanyow?- One, two, tbiee
don't mix the large and small forks
Why, she's got arm like the sails of
a windmill, and hands like birds claws "
"Eleven, twelve laige ones she'll fill
up and be flue fjgure yet."
Yes, 6he fill up mighty soon, ir
she puts dowu muffins and tea with the
locomotive ppd she did to night."
The cliukiug of the silver rvas all the
sound I heard for a moment, then master
Harry commenced, again,
And such a mouth! Whew! it would
take a week to, kiss it from one side to the
What nonsense, Harry James silvex
don't look very bright you men seem to
care for nothing but kissing; it is really
underbred to talk so much about it as
you do' and I fancied the little lady
drawing herself up to her utmost highly
"Mow, aunt Taity, you know you like
to be kissed. Dnnt't be jealous because I
I sometimes bestow my favors on others."
Well, sir, all that 1 have to say is,
that Isabel Hadley has a spirit of her
own, and you had better not try it on
My moustache against your false front
that I do it to night," was Harry's re
joinder. 1 don't wear a false front, Harry, and
you know it," and good aunt Tatty's voice
quivered with excitement, "and if you
try to kiss lr. I hope she'll box your
ears for you.
"Don't be revengeful niw, because I
made a mistake about your hair. I'm
going to try it at any rate
'Harry, you'll make the child cry with
your nonsense. Don't do it. now!
Cry! she's not one ol the crying kind.
I can tell you. Here goes. I hope she
will not cut me with those angWs of hers,
though," and the door opened and Harry
entered the room, looking perfectly inno
cent of the intended assault.
I was stooping on the sofa, searching
for my gloves, when hi came and stood
Good evening, said he, extending his
1 put out mine. As quick r3 a flash
of lightning his arm was around my waist.
His mouth was close to mine, when sud
denly he sprang back several feet, look
ing like anything but a conquering hero.
I had dexterously concealed a pin in my
mouth, and before his lips could touch
mine 1 thrust it forward, giving him a
prick which electrified him. I stooped
down and picked up the glove which he
had knocked out of my hand again, and
then said very quietly,
It is hardly worth your while to be
gin kissing me at so late an hour if it is
noing to take n. whole week to do it.
Good night, though," and I nodded ma
liciously at him, as he stood lost in
Dear little aunt Tatty laughed till the
"You bluffed me off that time. Miss
I?abt l, but beware of the next," said he.
recovering himself; and he passed iiis
hand over his mouth, and then examined
i to see if there were any t'aces of blood.
i "Yts. I'll beware. But vou've lost
jour mustach, you know, to aunt Tatty'
j and throwing this bomb, I followed the
! two ladies un stairs.
You must not mind Harry, Isabel,
said aunt .Margaret, 'he is a spoiled child
and as full of mischief as a kitten. He
is always at his pranks with us.
Such was the b giniiirg of my acquain
tance with Harry Anstruther, and so it
continued during the rest of his vacation-
The next year passed happily to me.
hut the winter vacation did not bring
Harry as formerly. He was an orphan
and the uncontrolled possessor of a large
fortune, mul had made up his mind as
he wrote to his aunt, to see somethirg ol
Ily-Mid-bye vague rumors of mad. col
lege pranks began to circulate in our lit-
I tie cotiere, and the elderly ladies, who
assembled at aunt Tatty's tea-table, nod
ded their heads and looked rm steriou;
when Harry's name was mentioned
As 1 entered the parlor one day, I
heard a visitor say.
You should really write to him. M?s
Anstruther, and expostulate with him
about his conduct. George assures me
that he is nt the head of all the mischief
1 in college, nnd he wuuld have been ex
pelled long ago if hV had not been so
i adroit in scaping positive proof. Bui
j perhaps George, dear boy, is too severe,
for his standaid is so high,' and Mrs.
I Welsh arranged her sables with much
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ciius.ci.uuii us tue gpoiiP.
'His standard is not too high for de
j traction said I, wiih no little temper,
as the lady smiled herself out of th
flashed with unusual rapidity. But the
. icara came 10 goou aunt ratty s eyes as
i. w i
I wouldn't have believed it of Harry.
He was always full of fun, and maybe he
did just for mischief drew himself ui
une a rouoor, ana stop the Sarmers on
their way to market, and make them give
up their money and things, but I don't
believe he gambles so and the most
troubled tears I had ever seen ia aunt
Tatty's eyes, stood there now.
There must be some truth in it. sis
ter, replied aunt Marguret, sternly, Mr.
Hale has forbidden him in his house,' and
ane turned her back a little more io the
light as she spoke.
Poor boy. and may be he was in love
with Nelly Hale,' and aunt Tatty, whose
warm heart extended itself to all sorts of
troubles, fell into a reverie.
All further discussion of the subject
was stopped by the waiter bringing in an
armful of wood for the fire. As he was
retiring, aunt Margaret said.
James, I wish, while we are out driv
ing, you would take down roaster Harry's
portrait from OTer the mantel, and place
it in our chamber
James was too much astonished to
make his usual elaborate obesience, and
Stood staring vacantly at his miatress till
she reminded him of his duty by adding,
you may bring the carriage now
Aunt Tatty had looked up with a
frightened air to her sister, but the Miss
es Anstruther wers really heroines to
their servants, so it was not until after
Jamea bad closed the door that she said.
'Oh Margaret, how can you do so; it
seems so cruel for us to desert poor Har
ry becaute everybody, else does
'I cannot have this portrait banging
there made an excuse for people like Mrs.
Welsh to discuss bin as they please
was the replj.
When we returned from our drive, I
could have cried too with aunt Tatt), to
miss the gay, pleasant face, which had
looked down so saucily on tne so long, in
the cheerful morning light, or in the gray
gloaming or flickering firelight, as ou the
first evening of our acquaintance.
I wnf now "nearly seventeen, and my
mirror lout me piainiy enougn mai i ;
. i?i t.i t '
no longer looked like the imp or elf of
Harry's enrly acquaintance. I wns an
heiress and a belle; a belle most probably
because I was an heiress. I had 'filled
up' certainly; whether gs my cousin had
insinuated by tea and muffini, I can not
say; but if George Welsh, who was now
one of my most, devoted admirer, was
to be. believed Alice Brant herself would
bear no comparison to me in grace.
With poor Harry, in the meanwhile.
matters went from bad to worse. The j
gentleman, who had been his guardian.)
confessed to his aunts that he had spent
every cent of hit fortune that was avail
able, an ) this was by far the greater part
of it. Then again, through Mrs. Wilsh.
whom I now locked upon as a bird of
ill omen, we heard of grave professors be- '
ing canicatured to their futes, nnd reck, j
less midnight orgies, and rill the other
evils of college life. But our cup of ,
trouble on his account was full when we
Uarncd that he had fought a duel. We
knew nothing positive about it, only that
his opponent had been severely wounded,
and that a woman had been the cause.
The morning after we had heard of this
1 was culled into the sistt r' chamber.
-luut Margaret hid puhrd a little table,
on which she was standing, up to the
mantel, and was endeavoring to detach
Harry's portrait fiom the hook on which
it hung. She said,
'Isabel, my dear, won't you please to
help me down with this? Sister has re
fused, and I cannot expose ourselves to
the remarks of the servants, by having
them do lt.
'Toor boy, I cannot said aunt Tatty,
as she rummaged in her drawers to hide
the falling tears.
Aunt Margaret looked around sternly
as she answererd,
'is'.cr, it is due to ourselves to forget
I assisted her silently, and helped car
ry my cousin Harry's portrait to the
II was nearly three years after my first
introduction to my cousin. The snow
had beeu falling softly and silently all
day, and as night came on we drew
curtiins in the !r''le parlor, and prepar
ed to pass a cozy evening" together- The
tea-table was already arranged, and aunt
Tatty had the silver 'caddy' in her hand,
measuring out with scrupulous exactness
the silver shell full of tea, which con
stituted her "drawing when the bell
YVhat a dreadful stormy night for any
ono to be out said aunt Tatty, ns she
peered into the tea urn, where she had
just throw n the bohea. . A stamping in
ihe hall, as if some person was knocking
the snow from heavy boots, aroused all
our attentions; and before we had time
to speak, the parlor door opened, and
Harry Anstruther entered. There was
ihe same open, boyish unile as of old on
his face. Aunt Tatty dropped the lid of
the tea urn, and sprang forward to meet
him with a cry of glad suprise. Aunt
Margaret, also, on the impulse of the mo
ment, had risen with unusual activity;
but before her sister's greoting waa over,
she had resumed her chair, ami awaited
her nephew's salutation with fr:gid dig
nitv. His aunt's manner very perceptibly af
fected him. His greeting was constrain
ed, anJ I, who had beeu standing aside,
now noticed that his face had a care
worn appearance, not natural to it.
Tresently his eye rested on me. I en
joyed the look of astonishment with
which he regarded ir.e. and 1 faid with a
low curtsey, and in a tone whir 1, mim- nmV ? r ' .Accordingly, ne pro-IrL-ed
ti.nn. !. h,d ,.,i,-d ... eded, after turnin-her out once more to
three yenrs before.
I'm vour cousin Isabel
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Goodness gncicus is it possible? -
Why your not such a dreadful fright af
ter al' and his old manner returned as
'No. I'm 'filled up;' tea and muffins,
you know," I replied, nodding my head.
We took our teats at the table, and
Harry's quick glance soon detected the
vacant space over the mantel. A grave
ook stole over his face, then he said with
an attempt at gayety,
"No longer worthy, eh, aunt Tatty?
But he sighed as he pointed to where the
portrait had hung.
Aunt Tatty was very much embarrassed
as she replied.
"We had il carried up to our chamber,
And from there to the lumber room
interposed aunt Margaret, sternly.
The look, which overshawed the hand
some face of mv cousin, made my heart
ache for him; and I retired to my own
room as soon as tea was over, that I might
be no restraint upon him and his aunt.
The uext day aunt Tatty told me there
was something about ilarry she could not
find out: only that he had acknowledged
he had lost nearly all his money; that be
was going to Europe for awhile; but that
she believed he was still engaged to Nelly
My cousin was not the same till spring.
In the meantime we were constantly
together, and I began to wondei about Nel
ly Hale. But he never melioned her
Aunt Margaret's manner toward her
nephew softened in spite of herself, and
hadil not been for shame, I verily believe
thai the portrait would hare been restored
to its original place.
The last week of his stay with us had
arrived. Our nunts were entertaining a
circle of friends in the drawing-room-we
wtre alone together in the par
lor. I wns crochine a puiso for my cous-
in, talking busily the while of his antici-
. i .
'Ilowlenvv you, Harry; I wish I
wns going too I said enthusiastically.
'Will you go, dea. Bell?' he tried, sud
denly. Could you love such a worth
less, good-for-nothing scamp as I am?'
Nelly Hale, and th gnnibling, ai.d the
duel, all crowded upon my mind. I rose
What do you mean, sir, by offering me
the remnants of a heart, and reputation,
and fortune? Me1' And I confronted
him at I spoke,
Alas: had I been moro indfi'erent, pro
bably I should not have been so angry.
I think he was paler, though his laugh
was light, as he asked in his old, mock
'Mercy, BH! What would you have
said if 1 had been in earnest?
I was so astonished, that for n moment
my hear t seemed to cease beating; bull
'Thrn I should havo informed vour
' aunts, who would have speedily rid me of
the annoyance and I picked up the purse
nnd went on with my croching.
I knew not what demon prompted that
ungenerous reply. My cousin looked at
me so reproachfully, that I could scarcely
restrain inv tears. He arose, walked up
and down the room once or twice, ns if!
conquering some emotion, said,
Forgive me, Isabel, You were justly j
angry at my supposed trifling; but du not
rob me of mv aunts' love. It is all
have left now.'
My tears were gatheing fast. I dared
not trust my voice to answer. I would
not look up lest 1 should betrny myself.
In n short time Harry left the room.
That evening, at tea tab'e, he told us
that he should lenve early the next morn
ing, as he had some business to setilo in
New York before he sailed. Iii? aunts
expressed their astonishment, scanne! his
face narrowly, and no doubt wondered
what new scrape Harry had got in; bui I
swallowed my tea with a quip that nesrly
choked me. I sat up Imlf the night to fi
iish the putse. 1 lad foolishly
wrought blue forget-me-nnt on the crimson
ground. When I har.ded il to him the
next morning. 1 tried hard to steady voice
and lip, as 1 said with avened eyes,
Do not think too unktu lly of mc, cjs
Aunt Margaret's spectrdes were blurred
by tho tears which she would not let fall,
when sho bid Harry good b'ye. but poor
aunt Tatty cried as if it wns the one gre?tt
sorrow of h r life-time. As for tn)elf,
my eyes burned, but thera wero no lears.
even the sympathy, in lhm now; but my
ticmbling limbs almost refused to support
me, pud the hand, which he took at part
ing, musl have sent an icy chill through
his veins. I saw the carriage drive from
the door, then I went to my room, and
the desolation I felt, r.nd the tears and
monns which escaped me, told me plainly
hew indifferent 1 was to Harry Anstruther.
CONCLUDED KEXT WEKKj
The 'Knickerbocker' tells the follow
ing good yam in its editor's Lble;
"One of our western farmers, being
verv much annoved last summer by his
best sow breaking through into ihe corn
field, search was ins:uted in vain for a
hole in tho rail fence. Failing to find
any, nn attempt was next made to drive
out the animal by the same way of her
entrance; but of course without success.
The owner then resolved to vault her
proceeding; and posting himself in n
fence corner, he saw her enter nt one end
ol a hollow log. outside the field, and
emerge nt tho other end within the indes-
. ft t w a
ure. "Eureka! cued lie, "i have vou
now, old ludv! Accordingly, he
f SO arr-rrn th Irr fit helntr rprv rrruiti
that both ends opened on the outside off
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I nit. jinn. i nc urAi uui ine annual was;
1 , rnjpp ' ,, .n . t . I
ana shoitly emerge again.
"Her nstonishmment," says our cor
respondent, "at finding herself in the
samo field whence she had started, is too
ludicrous to be described She looked
this way and then that, grunted her d:s
satisfaction, and finally returned to her
original starling place; and after a de
liberate survey d ihe matter, to satisfy
herself that it was all right, she ngain en
tered the log. On emerging once more
on the wrong side, she evinced even more
surprise than before, and turning about,
retraced the log in nn opposite direction.
Finding this effort likewise in vain, after
looking long and atteiively at the position
of thing-;, with a short, angiygrun: of dis
appointment, and perhaps fear, she turn
ed "short round, and started off on n brisk
run, nor could either coaxing or driving
ever after induce her to visit that part of
the field! She seemed to have a super
stition concerning the spot."
Marshall county, Mississippi, was, one
day last week, the scene of a brutal mur
der. A Mr. Mark, wiih some relations,
called at the house of Mr. Smith; nnd,
after a few moments conversation, Mark
shot young Smith with a revolver. Miss
S., a sitser of the young man, being near
made some remarks to Mark who imme
diately fired upon her..killing her instant-
ly. inis nappenea a lew miles from
Holly Springs. It is believed that the
wounds of young Smith are not fatal.
We learn from the Empire Democrat that
parties are in pursuit of the murderers.
Nl)ldy but a Printer.
Such was the sneering remark of a
person residing not a thousand miles from
the door of our sanctum, in refering to
the profession we follow in pride. No-
body but a printer in sooth? It makes
our blood run rampant through our veins,
to hear such expressions from ihe lips of
those nursed on republican soil, 'Nobody
hut a nrin'.er. nnvhov,' Who ws Ben-
jimir. Franklin? 'Nobody but n printer!
Who was William Cixton. one of the
fathers of literature? 'Nobody but
printer!' Who was Karl Stanhopo? 'No
body but a ,,riuter!' Who was Governor
Armstrong, of Massachusetts? 'Nobody
but a prin'er! Who was Governor Big
ler, of Pennsylvania, and Governor Big
ler. of Calefornia? -Nobody hut print
ersl' George T. Morris. N. T. Willis,
Joseph Gales, Charles Richardson. James
Harper. Horace Greely, Bayard Taylor.
Robert Sears, and Senators Dix, Cameron
ami Niles who are they? 'Nobody but
pnnteis, anyhow?' Ono thing is evident;
every person that chooses can t be a
printer. Brains are necessary.
A Twelve Found Ihnnk.
We clip the following fro.n the Km
ms Herald, edited b) Capt.jE. L. Eastoir
A returned C-tliforuiin relates the fol
lowing pood one: The landlord of a ho
tel, built of boards, and located near the
Tekult diggins. was presented by his
wife with a fine twelve pound boy, which
coming to the ears of a wag. he ciicula-
ted the story that the. host had found n
t i i ii
i twelve pound cliuuK. wuicu ran une
wild-fire through the place, and quite an
excitement was created. A few weeks
afterwards, a miner from another quarter,
having heard of the twelve j.-ouud chunk.
I arrived at the hotel, and at once imde.
! application to!the landlady for lodging,
I ' .
Her husband being absent, the attended .; puriieu neici is in earing, as at the
to the guest, when the follow ing conver t earing time of one earlier,
satiou ensued, which should be prefaced : F'ntn ur boyhood days we have no
by the remark that the story had explo- j ttd that those farmers who are looked
ded several days before his arrival, and Xo 89 l,,e best end most prosperous, plan
the landlady had enjoyed the sell with '; eJ their corn early, someiimes finishing
the rest; ' April. O," course nobody raised bet-
It was your husband, ma'am. wn?n't trr corn- Late frosts seldom or never
it, who got the twelve pound chunk' , 1 1 early corn; if they cut it down, it
'He had some help, I believe,' replied , comes .-.gain, the root is not killed. Cirn
she, with a sly laugh. should be planted by the middle of May.
Yes, I s'pose so. Where was he dig- : ad we w ould prefer that it be done sooii-
Oh, that's a secret.'
Yes, I spose i. is. He thinks
get another there, doesn't Le?'
I don't know what he thinks, but I
know he won't.'
'I shouldn't ihiiik it probable, although
it is possible
So they say
The miner here paused a while, at last,
afier a moment's inflection, he said:
I sp ise the hunk' gone uiut it?
'Not exactly replied the lady, throw
ing open the duor, "for there it is in ihe
The miner bent ever, when a pair of;
chubby fists wer extended, and givingi
the joyful landlady one look, he left for
) -ti -.
.Xullifiration in )!;issar!ii:tUs.
The so-called "act to protect the rights
and liberties of the j.eoplo of Massachu
settes," which has been reported to the
Senate ofthat State, is of tho rankest nul !
lification character. It provides that
every alleged fugitive from Forvice shall
he entitled to the benifit ofthew.it uf
habeas vorn, which nur he issued hv
the Supreme Court. Court of Cunmon
. - i
IMeas, any Justice' or Police Court of any
city or low n; by any Court of Record,
Judge of Trobate, or by any Justice of the
I'Hi,t PVCII- nrnviilfvt Cnrli in a r e t n u
are known to be within five miles of the j LyEXPSCTEU r.n jiiM. We under
place where the part-: is imprisoned. No S'8!lJ 'lhnl ne of our old c,lJ "Tctcd
person holding anv State office is allowed! Cll:zea9' a ,el,red merchant, recieved a
to issue any warrant or grant nnv certifi- j fe.w' (,a-vs aS. ,n a llier from Bton.
catc under the Fugitive Slave Law, under w,thoul signature nnd with nothing to
penalty of forfeiting his offiico nnd being I ho" llJ FO"rce' a ,,,0nd dollar note of
forertr ineiiaihl, tnnnvnrtr, nf trt -
emolument under the laics of the Con-l",
monvealtU. Sheriffs, constables, police
officers and the volunteer militia are for
biJdeu to eft in mv h-iv in mirvin r.,,i!
l,,e P' be Fugitive Slave Liw j
... - -J j vyu.
.1. - .-.I 1- f.. .
ol IboU. under nenaltv ol a fino of nm
less than 61.000. nor more than 82.000
and imprisonment in the State Trison for
a term of from one to two years. Any
person who shall act as council or attor
ney for any claimant of an alleged fugitive
shall be deemed to have resigned rny
commission he may hold Irom the State,
and shall thereafter be incapacitated from
appearing as councel or attorney in arty
of the courts of the Stale. No Sate
jail is to be used as a place for the deten
tion of an alleged fugitive.
This disgraceful specimen of abolition
fanaiism was passed ton third reading on
Thursday. Detroit Free Preis.
How to rxAST Cucumbers, Melons &c
As the cost of seed is trifling, we have
for tho paat few years always succeeded
in getting good vines by the following
process. Instead f p'aniing a few seeds
in hills at the distance they would ulti
mately bo required to grow, we have put
in a large quantity over the whole eroui.d:
so thai at first we had a hundred nlants
where only one was needed. Sometimes
we have had a plant come up on every
two inches over the whole bed. ;
As fast as the expanding leavs of the
: - . . .
vines interfere with each other we cut off
Ihft r,m k-r once with a - . . . 1 i
--- -'. vfu ...it a uau t Mirers, BO
as not to disturb the roots of those remain
ing, ine bugs have materially assisted
in the thinning process, but we have ne
ver failed to find twice or thrice the need
ed number of plants removed or left here
and there and a solitary Tine has been
enough to cover the ground. I
I he same ground will yield much bet-'
ter by having the vines at cqusl distances
from each other, than if two or three wero
1-fl together in the same hill, since the
tools more room to grow, ana they find a
greater amount of nourishment when thus
isolated. The fruit will also be more
solJ nd of better quality,
should also ba remembered that air
d light are eenlial tc the growth and
maturity of the fruit; and it is better to
occasionally cu;out a tnriiiy piani man
that the ground be too densely covered.
Just vines enough to thinly cover the
ground, will produce better than doublo
this number. American Agriculturist.
Tlant Yocr Cohn Early. For many
years past we have caefully noted corn,
and our observations have fairly convin
ced us that in nine cases out of ten, the
former has a decided preference but for
what reason we may not be able clearly
to explain. We incline to the opinion,
h-n wever, that il ii something like this:
Early planted corn has a chance to strike
its roots deep into the soil, and is thus
enabled to withstand n drouth or lack of
'moisture, which usually begins near tho
same time in the season r f eaclj year.
Or it may be that ihe crop having a long
er time to mature in. ' able to take ad
vantnge ol everything ir. its favor. But
whatever may be the causa, we have no
hesitation in recommending that com lie
rented in this latitude aa soon as the
ground is warm enough to sprout it.
II night be remarked that should th
, sea?on be uniformly favorable, little or
110 difference might be percived. Or
cririiui a Ciirdva ironrh t v.
, .wU,, uuui jusi m i.io
earing time of an e.rly planted field: the
yield might be leis than of one planted
, a,er. hut such cases ar not common, and
11 s rdf,tJ wen mat in ne former case
,,,e,c """"""S bi:o in -ne lauer a
drouth is about a likely to occur when h
' 1 . II ..
, iuu lanri, ti me cpring is not oacu-
ward. I. id. Farmer.
..Li"" tun ClU IIOVEKSMEKT. uy a
Prudail Old Gentleman. .Always tit
next the carver, if you can, at dinner.
Ask no woman her tge.
Te civil to all rich uncles and aunts.
Never joke with a policeman.
Take no notes or gold with you to a
fanry bazaar nothing but silver.
Y'our oldest hat, ol courre, fo an eve
Don't play chess with a widow.
Never contradict a man who stutters.
Make friends with tho steward on
board a stc&mer there', no knowing
how soon you may be placed in his pow-
In every strange house it is well to in
quire wht re ti e brandy is kept only
think, if you were taken ill in the middle
of the night!
Keep your own secrets. Tell no hu
man being you dye your whiskers.
T...... 0. v
rite not one more letter than you
1 . Ane .man wno KeePs a ldT
7"esponoence is a martjr tied, not to
i UiP Bia' 0Ul 10 lIie P-
md up your conduct, like your
watch, once a day. examining minutely
whether you are ,fasi or 'slow
l with ai DOSinn. Willi ;ne re-
, u'e "roweo tue money, anl
!' k lI,al rPer,u-ty of returning it to
I lhc l'ers0n lu whom il &eW,'.
TueTotato Disease. Mr. W. Tugotrt
of Kinderhonk. Ind., claims the reward of
810,000 oflVrcd by the Massachusetts
Legislature for a discovery nf a preven
tive of the "potato rof He says tho
cause is a bug, and the prevention consist
in cutting t ir the vines before they shed
their blows, about threo or four inthoa
above the ground, removing all t be leaves.
It is reported in literary circlesjn Bos
ton that the very spirited paroly'on Te
nj6on's Battle Ode. which wag originally
published in the Boston Transcript under
the title of "The Bright Brigade." was
written by a daughter of Hon. Edward
Everett. The Home Journal pronounced
it "the most successful paroJy vet at
tempted." At Fort des Moi.nes, ow a, there is a dreadful
scarcity of women. In one house v ere found
nineteen bachelors-and only I married conple.
1 he edi r entreats the ladies to come out there.
One vonngmar. in the vicinity orr.o?ton, shot
hunretf last week, because he could not pet
a wi fe ; and another because he could not get
Some crusty, fusty, limy, musUdasty. gusty.
curmudgeon ofa'nian, jrave the f llowinj. tnat
at a celebration: Our fire ensincs M-m tliw
,5e i;ke our V1J ruaids ever ready, never'.
Toverty must be & woma ik it to
fond of pinching a person.
The editor of the Detroit Times says
he heard, n Am . v i-.u "
ing illustration of earlr pity: -Trar
God to bless father .m! JnA a1
and-by jinks I must scramble' eulclf to
get into bed before Mary does"