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VOL. 3.
JNO. 30.
F1 JCrA fK:
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The H'Arlliur Democrat.
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Tbt following Qaotlrman will Rtc.lv and Rtcalpt
for Bub.cnption ana AtW'artiamnl, (or thU la-
ft, In Vlnioo County. Ohio.
Wm. Taylkr,
Jko. Clark, Sr..
J. Bunn,
J. Gu.i.is,
Adam Lynn,
Ilamden Furiuce.
Mt. rtesfint.
Harrison Township.
ISIoers Store,
U. P. HEWITT, Judge of Probita Court
Vt.L. EDMISTON.CIerk Com. fleas Court
K. F. BINGHAM. Prosecuting Attorney
Wm. TISUE, Sheriff.
JOSEPH M AO EE, Auditor.
J. SWLI'STON, Treasurer.
JAMES MA LONE, Recoider.
GEO. ULLOM, Coroner.
County Commissioners,
School Examiners,
With tlieir Post Office Adresses.
Cincinnati Fubnace, Wesifall, Stew
rt cj- Co , Hainden. Keerls Mill P. O.
Kaolk I'ntNACK Stanley. Beuiley fit
Co., Manufacturers of I he best quality
of Pig Iron. Kogle Post Office.
Vinton Fubkack, Means, Clark & Co.
Manufacturers of best quality of Pig
linn, Vinl on Fii i ii ice Post Office.
HaiIen Fuinack, Frazee, Tarr fcCo.
Heed's Mill I'oslOltice.
l!io Sand Fchnack, Bartlett, Dana (
Co., Manulucliiiers of the best qtuility
ol Iron. I'osl Ollire at Allien.. O.
Mkhciia.nts rv Vinton, who are
Pta'.cr In Liy GoocU Haiiwai, Cjictniwai, Booti,
the, Ciro, i a , elt.
McAhTiii'ii. John S. llnk, J. K. (- I)
"Will. T A. iit!ii, (wen 1 nul, J. C. P.
J. low ii. J. J, fcboikev, b. S. Dcii.kiIi J- Co.,
J. ft .. In if, J. P. l.i Mtt, Miiides
6. Ki'wmltU.
H a mi i n - IVnj. Dill, I). D. T. Ilird, H. B.
Mu.ue. J. 1J. ( SV. 1$. Willtcii, Wm. C.
Y ilkim'ii .i.e.- S. S. Murrv, Jolin Gillen.
I'linc c (iumiiei, Fi'l'.oii & Lufctlev, Junies
l!li'iilii-ly. l.brr c. Mmi.u.
A i.i.i N.-v ii 1 1.. lVitr Miller, Muicns Mil
l?r, Jum-.Ii W ill ox.
;T. 1 1 i.amnt. Pi.illip Sain.
Pmatt: viiix SwejihUm & Sueptuii, 11. W
AikiNh Mill.. J. Bloer.
F U R N 1 T U 11 rJROJO M S
Mo V'trituit. K. P. Buitiwell.
McAmih iT.-G.IJ. W ill.
II a:ii N. I'livit & Col tins.
'n kivim.k. ( lineik Gardner.
McAi.Tiiiu.-J. G. Sweiluiul. B. C. Cocswe'l
Alio rncy a I Law,
Will ru:ticein Vinton anil adjoining conn
ties. OHice llirfe doors Wett of the Poa
Feb. 0, 1652. 3-1 tf
AND 1) I. A L I. It S I . PRODUCE.
No. 55, Front Strf.kt,
Jannnrv VI). I&5-1. I v.
Manvfucturtra and Wholesalt dealer in
Between Howard and Libkhtv-sts.
Julv 803. 1 v.
AllorncTs al Law.
W'ill practk-e in partnerbip in Vinton Conn
wine e, tour doors east oi Sisson & Hut
bert'g Hotel.
Feb. 21. 1854.
Commission Merchants.
No. 6ifcli? Water Street, NEW ORK.
Febuary 17, 154. ly.
AKorney at Law,
WILL practice, in Vintoc anJ ndjoining
Comities. Office, one door east of tbe
"Blue Corner."
The following speech was delivered
in the House of Representatives on
Wednesday last, by Hon. Thomas H.
Benton :
Mr. Benton paid: Mr. Chairman,
the manner in which this sword has
been used for (lie honor and benefit ot
the country is known to the world; the
manner in which the privilege was ob
tained of so using it is but little known,
even to the living age, and must be lost
to posterity unless preserved by con
temporaneous history. At the same
time it is well worth knowing, in or
der to show what difficulties talent may
nave to contend with, what mistakes
governments may commit, and upon
wuai cnances anu accidents u may tie
pend that the greatest talent," and the
purest patriotism, may be able to get
into the service ol its country. There
is a moral in such history which it may
be instructive to governments and peo
pie to learn. Wnen a warrior, or a
statesman, is seen in the midst of his
career, and in the fullness of his glory,
showing himself to be in his natural
place, people overlook his previous
steps, and suppose he hid been called
by a general voice by wise councils
to the fulfilment of a natural destiny.
In a few instances it is so; in the great
er part not. In the greater part there
is a toilsome, uncertain, discouraging,
and mortifying progress to begone thro'
before the future resplendent man is
able to get on the theatre which is to
give him the use of his talent. So it
was with Jackson. He had his dilfi.
culties to surmount, and surmounted
them. He conquered savage tribes and
the conquerors of the conquerors ol
Europe; but he had to conquer his own
government first and did it and that
was, lor him, the most difficult tl the
two; for, while his military victories
were the regular result ol a genius for
war and brave troops to execute his
plans enabling him to command sue
cess his civil victory over his own
government was the result ol chances
and accidents, and the contrivances ol
others, in which he could have but lit
tle hand, and no control. I proceed
to give some view ot tins ins- e and
preliminary history, and have some
qualification for the lask, having la
ken some part, though not great, in all
that 1 relate.
Retired from the United States Sen
ate, of which he had been a member,
and Irom the supremejudicial bench ol
his State.on which he had sat as Ji:d''e.
this future warrior and President and
alike illustrous in both characters-
was living on his farm on the banks of
the Cumberland, when the war of 1812
broke out. He was a Major General
in the Tennessee militia the only
place he would continue to hold ap.il
to which he had been elected by the
contingency of one vote so close was
the chance for a miss in this fiit step.
ri is menus ueiievett mat he Had milita
ry genius, and proposed him for the
Brigadier's appointment which was al
lotted to the West. That appointment
was given to another, and Jackson re
mained unnoticed on his farm. Soon
alter, another appointment ol General
was allotted to the West. Jackson was
proposed again, and again was left to
attend to his farm. Then- a batc h ol
Generals, as they were called, was au
thorized by law six at a time and
Irom all parts of the Union; and then
his friends believed that surely his time
had come. Not so the fact. The six
appointment? went elsewhere, and the
hero patriot, who was born to lead ar
mies to victory, was still lelttothe care
of Ins fields, while incompetent men
were leading our troops to defeat, lo
captivity, to slaughter; for that is the
way the war opened. The door to
military service seemed lo be closed ant
barred againn him; and was so, so far
as the uovernment was concerned.
It may.be wondered why this repug
nance to the appointment cf Jackson,
who, though not yet greatly disting-
uisnea, was sun a man ol mark had
been a Senator, and a Supreme Judge,
and was still a Mi jor General, and a
man ol tried and heroic rourace.
can tell the reason. He had a great
many home enemies, for he was a man
of decided temper, had a great many
contests, no compromises, always went
for a clean victory, or a clean defeat;
though placable alter the contest was
over. 1 hat was one reason, though
not the main one. The Administra
tion had a prejudice against him on ac
count of Colonel Burr, with whom he
had been associated in the American
Senate, and to whom he gave hospita
ble reception in his house at the time of
his western expedition, relying upon
his assurance that his designs were
against the Spanish dominion in Mex
ico, and not against the integrity of this
Union. 1 hese were some ot thecau
ses, not all, of Jackson's rejection from
federal military employment.
I was then young and one of his aids,
and believed in his military talent and
pairiousm.greauy attached to turn, and
was grieved and vexed to see him
passed by when so much incompetence
was preferred. Besides, I was to go
tvitn mm, ana his appointment would
be partly my own. 1 was vexed, as
were ill his friends, but I did not des
pair as most of them did. I turned
from the government to ourselves to
our own resources and looked to the
chapter of accidents to turn up a chance
for incidental employment, confident
that he would do the rest for himself if
he could only get a start. I was in this
mood in my office, a young lawyer,
with more books than briefs, when the
tardy mail of that time, "one raw and
gusty day" in February,1812, brought
an act of Congress authorizing the
rresiaent to accept organized bodies ol
volunteers to the extent of fifty thou
sand to serve for one year and lo bo
called into service when some emerg
ency should require it. Here was a
chance. 1 knew that Jackson could
raise a general'a command, and trusted
to events for him to be called out, and
leltthat one year was more than enough
for him to prove hi.nself. I drew up a
plai rode thirty miles to hiff'house
that same raw day in February rain,
hail, sleet, wind and such roads as
we then had theie in winter deep in
rich mud and mixed with ice. I ar
rived at the Hennitage a name then
but little known at nightlall.and found
him solitary, and almost alone, but not
quite; for it was the evening mention
ed in the Thirty Years' View,' when
I found him with the lamb and the
child between his knees. I laid the
plan before him. He was struck with
it--adopted it acted upon it. We
began to raise volunteer companies.
While this was going on another ar
rived from the War Department to the
Governor ( Willie Blount) to detach
fifteen hundred militia to the Lower
Mississippi.the object to meet the Brit
isli, then expected to make an attack
on New Orleans. The Governor was
a friend to Jackson, and to his country.
He agreed to accept his three thousand
volunteers instead of the fifteen hund
red draughted militia. He issued an
address to his division. I galloped to
the muster-grounds and harangued the
young men. The success was ample.
Three regiments were completed Cof
fee, William Hall,Benton,the colonels;
and in December, 1812, we descend
ed the Cumberland and Mississippi in
a fleet of fiat-bottomed boats,and land
ed at Natches. There we got the news
that the British would not corne that
winter a great disappointment, and a
line chance lost.
We remained in camp, six miles
Irom JNatches, waiting ulterior orders
In March they came not orders for
lurther service, or even to return home.
but to disband the volunteers liere
they were. The command was posi
tive, in the name of the President, and
by the then Secretary at W ar, General
Armstrong. I well remember the day
Sunday morning, the 25th day of
March, 1813. The first 1 knew of it
was a message from the General to come
to him at his tent; for, though as col
onel ot a regiment I had ceased to be
aid, yet my place had not been filled,
and I was sent forasmuch as ever. He
showed me the ordcr.and also his char
acter, in his instant detetmination not
to obey it, but to lead his volunteers
home. He had sketched a severe an
swer to the Secretary at War, and gave
it to me to copy, and arrange the mat
tor of it. It was very severe. I tried
hard lo get some parts softened) but im
possible. I have never seen that let
ter since, but would know it if I should
meet it in any form, anywhere, with
out names. I concurred with the Gen
eral in the determination to take home
our young troops. He then called a
"council'' of the field officers, as he
called it, though there was but little ol
the council in it the only object be
ing to hear his determination, and take
measures lor executing it. The offic
ers were unanimous in their determin
ation to support him; but it was one of
those cases in w hich he would have
acted, not only without, but against a
l. V u t ...
The officers were unanimous and ve
hement in tlieir determination, as much
as the General was himself; lor the
volunteers were composed ot the best
young men ol the country farmers'
sons, themselves clever young men,
since tilling high offices in the State
and the federal government- intrusted
to these c lhcers by their lathers, in full
confidence that they would act a fath
er's part by them; and the recreant
thought ot turning them loose, on (he
Lower Mississippi, five hundred miles
from home, without the means of get
ting home, and a wilderness and Indi
an ttibes to traverse, did not find a mo
ment's thought in any one's bosom.
To carry them back was the instant and
indignant determination, but great dif
hculties were in the way. Tue cost of
getting back three thousand men, under
such circumstances, must be great, and
here Jackson's character showed Hselt
again. We have all heard ot his res
ponsibilities his readiness to assume
political responsibility when the public
service required it: he was now equal
ly ready to take responsibility of an
other kind moneyed responsibility'
and that beyond the whole extent o'
his fortune! He had no military chest
not a dollar of public money and
three thousand men were not to be con
ducted five hundred miles through a
wilderness country and Indian tribes
without a great outlay ot money.
Wagons were wanted, and many ol
them, for transport of provisions, bag
gage, and the sick, so numerous among
new troops. He had no money to hwe
teams; he impressed: and at tbe end of
the service gave drafts upon the quars
termaster general of the southern de
partment (General Wilkinson's) for
the amount. The wagens wer ten
dollars a day,coming and going. They
were numerous. Jt was a acrvice of
two months: the amount to be incurred
wag great. He incurred itl and, as
will be seen, at imminent risk of hjs
owti ruin.
This assumption on the General's
part met the first great difficulty, but
(here were lessei difficulties, still seri-
ous, lo be surmounted. The troops
had recei.ved no pay; clothes and shoes
were worn out: men were in no condi
tion for a march so long and so expos
ed. The officers had received no pay
aid not expect to need money had
made no provision for the unexpected
contingency of large demands. upon
their own pockets to enable them to do
their men justice. But there was pat
riotism outside of the camp as well as
within. The merchants of Natchez
put their stores at our disposition take
what we needed pay when conveni
ent at Nashville. I will name one
among these patriotic merchants name
him because he belongs to a class now
struck at, and because I do not ignore
a friend when he is struck. Washing
ton Jackson was the one I mean Irish
by birth, American by choice, by law,
and feeling, and conduct. I took some
hundred pairs shoes from him for my
regiment, and other articles: and I pro
claim it here, that patriotic men of
loreign birth may see that there are a
plenty of Americans to recognize their
merit to name them with honor in
high places and to give them the right
hand of friendship when they are struck
We all returned were discharged
dispersed among our homes, and the
fine chance on which we had so much
counted was all gone. And now came
a blow upon Jackson himself the fruit
of the moneyed responsibility which
he had assumed. His transportation
I- . II . .1
urans were an protested returned up
on him for payment, which was impos
sibleand directions to bring suit.
This was the month of May. I was
coming on to Washington on my own
account, and cordially took charge of
Jackson's case. Suits were delayed
until the result of his application for
relief could be heard. I arrived at this
city: Congress was in session the ex-
session of the spring and summer
of TS13. Tapplied to the members of
Congress from Tennessee: they could
do nothing. I applied to the Secretsry
of War: he did nothing. Weeks had
passed away, and the time for delay
was expiring at Nashville. Ruin seem
ed to be hovering over the head of Jack
son and I felt the necessity of some
decisive movement. I was young then,
and had some material in me perhaps
some boldness; and the occasion bro't
it out. I resolved to take a step,char
aclerized in the letter which I wrote to
the General as "an appeal from the
justice to the cars of the administra
tion." 1 remember the words.though
1 have never seen the letter since. I
drew up a memoir addressed to the Sec
retary at War, representing to him that
these volunteers were drawn from the
bosoms of almost every substantial
family in Tennessee that the whole
Stale stood by Jackson in bringing them
home and that the State would be
lost to the administration if he was left
lo suffer. It was upon this last argu
ment that I relied all those founded
in justice having failedi
It was of a Saturday morning, 12th
of June, that I carried this memoir to
the War Office, and delivered it
Monday morning I came back eaily,to
learn the result ol my argument. The
Secretary was not yet in. I spoke to
the chief clerk, (then afterwards Ad
jutant General Parker,) and inquired
if the Secretary had left any answer for
me before he lelt the office on Saturday.
He said no; but that he had put the
memoir in his side packet the breast
pocket and carried it home with him,
say ing he would take it for his Sun
day's consideration. That encouraged
me gave a gleam of hope,and a feeling
of satisfaction. I thought it a good
tubject for his Sunday's meditation.
Presently he arrived. I stepped in be
fore any body to his office. He told
me quickly, and kindly, that there was
much reason in what I had said, but
that there was no way for him to Jo it;
that Congress would have to give the
relief. 1 answered him that 1 thought
there was a way lor him to do it: it was
to give an order to General W ilkinsou s
quartermastei general in the Southern
department to pay for so much trans
portation as Gen. Jackson's command
would have been entitled to it it had
leturned under regular orders. Upon
die instant he took ud a nen. wrote
down the tery words Had spoken, di
rected a clerk to put them into lorm;
and the work was done. The order
went off immediately, and Jackson was
relieved from imminent impending ru
in, and Tennessee remained firm to the
Thus this case of responsibility was
over, but the original cause of our con
cern was still in full force. Jackson
was again on his farm,unemployed,and
the fine chance goi,e which had flatter
ed us so much. But the chapter of ac
cidents soon presented another not so
brilliant as New Orleans trad promised,
and afterwards realized, but sufficient
for the purpose. The massacre at Fort
Mimms took place. The banks of the
Mobile river smoked with fire and
blood. Jackson called un hn volun
teers. reinforced bv some malitia.marrll.
ed to the eek nation, and there com
menced thai career of victories which
soon extorted the commission which
had so Ions been denied to bis rrieriti
and which ended in filling the "meas
ure ot Ins own "and bis country a
glory." And that, Mr. Chairman,
was the wav in which thu tn-eat man
gained the privilege of using that sword
a' I. a ... t . n. ... I-
iur ins country, wnicn, alter triumpn
ing in many fields which it immortal
ized, hag come here to repose in the
lianas oi the representatives ol a grate
tul and admiring country. ,
"Pop-corn! pop-corn! Will you bare
some pop corn, midamT Will you buy
some pop-corn, sir!" aol a little fellow
all "tattered md torn," jnade bis way
through the crowd at an Kai'.crn depot.
"How do you sell pop corn, my little
friend?" Interrogated Mr, Bricy,
"Three cents a pint, sir,"
" Wbose child are you?"
"Nobody's child, ir. Will you hate
( pint of coral"
"Hare you no parents or relatires to
care for youl You seem ladly la need
of a friendV
'-I've relatives rich as the Rothcbildi,
but I'm so rough and ragged, they don't
want me with their children. Will you
have another pint rf corn, sir?"
Here's your change, Mister."
"No luattri for tbe change."
"1 only want the pay for the coro,"
and throwing down the change, Frank
Gleasou vas away in search of another
"That boy will make ins wty through
the world," said Mr Bracy; addressing
himseli to a Mr. Ridded, a moustached
creature at his side. "He is neither
fool nor a knave; and 1 mistake, if some
day his Rothcbild relations are not
claiming the relationship."
It may be," replied the dandified Es
quire Nightoti, "but, as the boy says, be
is now too tough and ragged to associ
ate with genteel people's children; and
then one s own relatives, too, they can
not be turned off like stranger's chil
"Why should he be turned offl Let
them b.ush him up, suiooth the angular
tk'1' aiidj?dur:te him; and then their
children will be benefitted rather than
conteminated by the poor relation."
'Your reasoning, sir, is very well; but
I have seldom seen a boy like that ben
efitled by genteel society. They do not
appreciated favor, and soon give assur
ance that "
I tell you, Bir. that boy will go up
like a sky-rocket, while the children
that you call geniell people, will look
up lohim with astonishment; but they
can never race like bun gilded chains
are weighty.
The wbistle from the engine, inu the
rattle of wheels, sem the two gentlemen
to their seats, and our hero to his base
ment in the suburbs of tbe city to re
plenish his stock for tire -arrival of the
next train of cars.
Frank GUason was not homeless, nor
friendless, nor pennyless. Wi;h his
bag of pennies he lelt that Caesar might
well envy his store of wealth. Tbe six
families, that occupied each a rootf in
the building with him, were his warm
frient's; and many a favor did he receive
from a large-hearted daughter of Erin,
who occupied ti e next cellar; and then
-.lie miser, who owned the little nook
Frank occupied, was his friend so
Frank thought; for he seldom exacted
advance rent money, and never charged
interest ti me Dill ran a month.
Frank's ten by twelve room was not
furnished in the moil approved style,
but his table, with three legs, his dil
apidated chair, and bed stead, made of a
dry goods box, were enough for him.
Wbat more could he reasonably askT -His
wardrobe had seen better times, but
then it was evident it had a variety of
owners in its palmy davs. His ankles
and pants wwre stranger.; bis vest might
have belonged to his father, and his
coat to Joseph, judging by its colors.-
But what cared be as long as bt was
their present lawful proprietor, with
he prospect of giving tbem their time
before Christinas? His slock in trade
consisted of only barrel of pop
corn, yet Solomon in all his glory was
less coulent.
Frank's was a glorious inheritance,
an inheritance market-changes and batik
lailures did uot reach. His fortune was
invested in a fine mental and physical
Years went by, and Frank was tbe
prince of popcorn peddler. From bis
establishment a bevy of forlorn-looking
boys went foith to try their forluues as
peddlers. With the advice and exam
ple of their predecessor not a few be
came useful to themselves eurt to their
poverty stricken mothers.
Frank's leisure hours were given tor
few second-hand books and a delapidatod
slate. With these, and a few month's
instruction from Mr. Fruse, he became
a proficient in the English branches.
Time, that wouder worker, has left
his foot prints all- over the world since
we first beard the cry "pop com!" from
Furak Gleason.
Mi. Bracy, the friend to tbe unfortun
ate bag been "gathered to his fathers;"
but his kind deeds and gentle words
bate fallen poa humanity like dew
upon tbe Withered plant. John Neigh
ton is bankrupt; his sons proftigate;
bis daughters fashionable and foolfsh;
looking pd with envy and down with
contempt upon the rich and the roor.
Ffank is S tall, handsome banker in one
of oar western cities. When he flfftfyrat .
up bis sign and displayed- h'rs gold in
tht s?io Windows, tbe gentlemed lip
ped tbrlr hats as they mtl ,th young
banker; inarriagable daughters and their
managing mothers wondered if Esquire
Gleasor, was engaged, and the gentle
hint wis often giveu by those quite
Interested thai a hotel wis no home st
all there was nothing like being lord
ol one's own premises. His relations,
rich and poor, came forward, down to
the fourteenth cousin, and remembered
they always felt for him tbe greatest
solicitude. Not few claimed the hon
or and magnanimity of helping him to
his present position, and still were ready
to counsel and befriend him.
He headed the advice ol the old ladies
snd took to himself a wife, bur lo their
surprise end mortification 'a beautiful
native child, who knew and loved the
pop-coro peddler, is the fortuntte mis
tress of one of the most'spleudi'J man-
sons in the city of '.
Tbe poor the outcast and suffering
find in that mansion a home and. friend.
Sebastopol from the Inside.
An American ohvstclan. attached to
tbe Russian army, has written a letter
to the Providence Journal, dated Sebas
topol, December 26th. After describing
the situation of the town, and the beau
tiful views from the walls, he 'contin
"Three dais aso I crossed the bav for
the fltst time, ceased several hours in
the city, and had the honor of dining
wita ueneral Ustensicken.who has late
ly taken the defence of the city, and
was most cormaiiy received. . Aid-decamp
Kuminl conducted me to the cup-
se a
ois oi a nouse used as a pi?ce of obser
vation, on ins inside of the city near-
it the trench works, which commands
perfect view of the entire Enclish and
French batteries, and of their encamp-
meut. The tteucties of the French are
little within 500 feet of the n liter
lines of the Russian batteries, but I be
lieve thev have approached no nearer
than they were two weeks ego. ''
"The city luring been besieged twd
months snl a hall has not, as you may
imagine, an entirely deserted appear
ance, stores are opeu, women and chil
dren are seen here and there In ih
streets, and every pleasaut afternoon
tnere is music in the lioulevird. On
my wsy to the ferrv. after lea t inn thu
general's to re tar a to our hospital, my
progress was suddenly arrested by some
plaintive itrsins wafied down from the
heights of the Boulevards? and as I list
ened the music was rendered mare plain-
UTr, una bttu mar. toiirriingl nhHm.
bv tbe olt-reoeated nealsof the caimm,.
ever and anon Intermingling tlieir deeo
and terrific bass.
"The miliiarv operations, es conduct-
ed at present, cousisis only of more or
less nnog from tbe different bastions
during tbe day, and occasionally, at
night some prettv hot cannonading
To witness at dight at these times, the
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piuij auttcruuig uasnrs oi tne guns,
the bombs, line balls of fire, performing
their beautiful curves through th air.
and to hear the terrible whizzing of the
o.iis, is peculiarly ami fearfully inter
esting. Christmas has passed here wi:h
out anything whatever to remind me of
delightful aud merry Christinas holidays
of home. The Russian Christmas comes
twelve days later, as their dates ate so
much behind ours. The climate here is
not severs, with very little snow dur
the winter. Last nieht was sufficient.
ly cold to freeze up the mud, of which,
in rainy weather, the depth is actually
frightful, and for the weather to-day,
nothing could be finer, clear bright and
mild, and it isouly at long Intervals that
we bear the report of camion.''
An Argument for Advertising.
We saw a paragraph in a Virginia
paper the other day, to this effect: A
gentleman went into a printing office to
examine an exchange paper, corning
from a place some fifty or a hundred
miles distant, with the view to discover
the name of some lawyer there to whom
he might confide the transaction , of
some business matters of pressing im
portance. And after running his eye
carefully over the paper he laid it aside
and remarked "Well, I can't find the
name of a single attorney in that pa
per; and any member of the profession
at that place could have obtained a fee
of fifty dollars from me, by having a
card in the paper, as I would willingly
have paid that amont rather than make
the trip at this particular time." Let
everybody advertise, and everybody
will be certain to do a good business.
Washington Star.
Washington Star. Advance Payment for Newspapers.
No suWriber worth retaining, will
object to tne pay-in-advance system.
Those who went to hear Jenny Lind
sing, bad to pay in advance, and what
were her diriuest strains compared
with those which flow from editorial
pens? You can't take your seat in, a
rickety mail-coach, or fly.from-the-tra"fck
railroad-car, without paying-in
advance for the risk of being killed.
If you would bear a cofneert, or litera.
ry lecture; or see Torn Thumb, or the
Siamese twins, yon must plank down
vour twentv-five.- or fiftv. or oiib hund
red cents.before you can pass the thresh-
L.ll r- ?r .....
iroiu. Mjt u any one lias so utile re
gard for his own character, as to want
to read Baraum'a autobiography he
must first pay for it. And yet meq hes
itate and cavil about paying in advance
foe a paper furnished at a price on the
very brink and utmost verge" ot prime
Cleveland Herald.

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