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The Thrie Wishes.
There was once akwise Emperor who
made a law that to every stranger who
came to his court a fried fish should be
served. The servants were directed to
take notice, if when the stranger .had
eaten the tsh to the boin on one side,
he turned fiovertnd begal oa the othe
side. Ift ie did, he Waa to b'immed
tely seized, and on thethidd day there
after be .As to be put to death,' But by
a great trtalh of* iaurlal .elemencyv,
eculprit s permi tted to utter one
ih 'each day, which. the Emperor
pledged himself to grant, 4provided it
was not to spare his life. Maiiy had al
ready perished in consequence of this
edictS,'When, she day, a Count and his
youneg n up preseated themselves at court.
The fah wa seirved as- snal, and wh$n
the Co. ;t habd remOve4 all thefish from
aoe side, he tuered it over, and was a
bout to commence on the other, when
be was suddenly seised and thrown into
pridop, and was told of his approaching
doom. Borrow-stricken,. the Count's
young son besought the Emperor to al
low him to die in the place of his father,
a favor which the monareh was pleased
to accord him. The Court was accord
ingly released from prison, and his son
was thrown into his cell in his stead.
As soon as this had been done, the
yong man said' to his goalers, "You
know I have the right to make three de
mands before I die; go and tell the Em
perorto send me has daulghter, and a
priest to marry us." The first demand
was not much to the Emperor's taste,
nevertheless be felt bound to keeD his
word, and he therefore complied with
the request, to which the Princess had
no kind of objection. This occured in
the times when kings kept their treasu-;
res in a cave, or in a tower set apart for
the purpose, and on the second day of
his imprisonment the young man de
manded the king's treasures. If the
first demand was a bold one the second
was noltess so; still an Emperor's word
is sacred; apd having madle the promise
he was forced to keep it; and the treas
tres gold and silver were placed at the
prisoner's disposal. On getting pos
session of them he distributed them pro
fusely among the courties. and" soon he
made a host of friends by his liberality.
The Emperor began now to feel exceed
ingly uncomfortable. Unable to sleep
he rose early on the third morning, and
went with fear in his heart to the prisop
to hear what the third wish was to be.
"Now" said he to the prisoner, "tell
me what your third demand is, that st
may be granted at once, and you may
be hung out of hand, for I am tired of
"Sire" answered his prisonor, I have
just one more favor to ask of your Ma
jesty which when you have graned, I
shall die content. It is merely thei yoi
will cause the eyes of those who saw my
father turn the fish over to be put out."
"Very good," replied the emperor ;
your demand is but natural and springs
from a good heart. Let the chamber
lain be seized, he'continued turning to
"I, Sire!" cried the chamberlain, I did
not see anything-it was the steward.
"Lot the steward be seized, then, said
But the steward protested with tears
in his eyes that he had not witnessed
anything of what had been reported,
and said it was the butler. The butler
declared that he bud seen nothing of the
matter, and it must have been one of
the valets. But they protested that
they were utterly ignorant of what had
been charged upon the count; in short,
it turned out that nobody could be found
who had seen the Count commit the of
fense; upon which the Princess said :
"I appeal to you, my father, as to an
other Solomon. If nobody saw the of
fence committed the Count cannot be
guilty, and my husband is innocent."
The Emperor frowned, and forthwith
his courtiers began to murmer; and then
he smiled, and immediately theirvisages
"Let it be so," said his Majesty ; -let
him live, though I have put many to
death for alighter offense than his. But
if he is not hung, he is married. Justice
has been done."
Young men, go to work! There is no
time to idle now. You must carve out
your ewn fortune. You have no inher
itance on which to depend. You must
reconstruct your own bttunes by indus
try and peereverance, bud toil. Labor
is honorable, and the ignoble'are those
who will not work. Get you a home.
Fenee a field, and plow It, and plant it,
and gather around you the comforts of
home. And when you have made a
character for industry and thrift, ask
some young lady t share youear home
with your We4tooul say to every younng
lady, mark these yong men who arme
lounging around, attempting to live by
their wits, or on the interest of their
debts; and when they ask you to share
the fortunes of life with thetu, just let
them pass on. No young lady can con
sent to marry a ytng man without bus
iness, or property, or business habits,
unless she has already made up her
mind to sell bhrelf to~ lowest bidder.
Young men, goft worLc-tsse Paruer.
While ten men watch tor chances, one
man makes .aaiees, wihie ten moe
waits for sosbithing to t*rn up, one
turns sating ap; so thile ten fail,
oue maeoseeds and isalled a man of lak,
the rCorite of fortma--There is no
leak He plack, a·Dindm E most favors
them who ar m nt ~dereat to
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CoURT MI THti OAS orM . GAnrs
We copy OlloW from the N
In the Supreme Court of theUnitel
80s, on the 6th ~ast., SMuoiaatte Jus
tioe Davis delivered, the opinion in the
ease of Mrs. Gai , the daughter of
Daniel Clark, ag~ii s the city of New
Orleans. He said that all the material
psoltta of the case had been decided in!
Gaaines sihat' Hennon, but s it had
been retly been argued, the court
bad taken up the whole subject and re
viewed it on its own merits' both as to
the law and the facts. He then pioceed=
ed to examine, first, the question of the
legitimacy 6f Mrs. Gaines, and the facts
on the record concerning it; and, 2qd, the
marsige of Zuliue Carriere with Dan
iel Clarke, and came to a conclusion in
favor of Mrs. Gaines on those pointas.
He next considered the other qhestion
of law and fact, including the alleged
copartnership between Clark, Chbewand
Relf ; the alleged insolvency of Clark;
the alleged validity of sales by Chew
and Belf, as executors of Clark; the ob
jection of prescription, and of all other
technical objections, and decided each
one in favor of Mrs. Oa
The court expressly ari that it consi
dered this decision as a conclusive and
final disposition of the whole matter.
The will of Daniel Clarke, of 1813, as
probated in the proper court of Louisia
na, was binding in the Suplreme Court.
If there was any objection to that act of
the probate court, it should have been
made at the proper time by proceedings
before the same court in Lonisiana,
which, not having been ihade, the decis
ion is presumed to be free from any
good cause of objection there, as is ne
cessarily is in the Supreme Court of the
United States. The suit in the present
case was for property disposed ot by the
executors of Daniel Clark under preten
ded authority of the previous will of
1811, which the court decided to be a
nullity, and said the purchasers must
take the consequences. The case was
argued by Gen. Cashing forMrs. Gaines,
and by Miles Taylor and M. McConnel
for the city of New Orleans. Two othor
cases, involving the same principles
were also decided on Monday in favor
of Mrs. Gaines. The matter has been in
controversy forty years. Associate Jus
tice Davis expressed the opinion of him
self, Chief Justice ,Chase and and Asso
ciate Justice Nelson, Clifford and Field.
It gras dissented from by Associate Jus
tice Grier, Swain and Miller.
GoLD.-The entire amount of gold
in the world at the present time is
estimated at about $5,000,000 in value.
If melted together it would make a
lump of 660 cubic yards. If beaten out
into. gold leaf it would cover an area of
about 10,000 square miles, a tract of
100 miles sqpare, less than the extent of
Vermobt, and a little more then the
flifth of either New York or Pennsylva
A credulous man said to a wag who
had a wooden leg, "How come you to
to have a wooden leg?' "Why," al
swered the wag, "Iny father had one and
so had my grandfather. It runs 'in the
Stanton says the army must be in
creased by 40,000men. That willbe an
additional cost to the taxpayers of $00,
000,000 per annum.
Lord Chesterfield one day, at a
tavern where he dined, complained that
the plates and dishes were very dirty.
The waiter, with a degree of pertness
observed, "It is said every one must
eat a peck of dirt before he dies"
"That may be true," said Lord Chester
field "but no one is obliged to eat all of
it at one meal, you dirty dog"
"I wish I could prevail on neighbor
Binder to keep the Sabbath,"said good
old Mr. Jones, "I'll tell you how to do
it!" exclaimed young Smith; "get some
body to lend it to him, and I'll be bound
ifhedon't keep it. He never was known
to return anything be borrowed."
UGmNqoo.-Yuba Dam, of the Louis
ville Courier, assigas sundry reasons for
declining to be a candidate tor the 'res
idency. Anaong them are:
I glon't know how many stars there
are on the Americau flag, and I don't
care a onss.
When my term of office should be ter
minated by pistol or poison, I don't
want Mary Jane accused of stealing the
silver ware, the sheets, towels, table
cloths, napkins and other table-ware of
the White House. I cannot bear the
idea of that angelic ereature being com
pelled to show her old clothes for a
I don't wan't to be utped every
quarter of an hour by ," of the
incinanati Commercial. '
The Ohiol Legislature has passed a
bill making the ahronicling of prize
fights an offence jpipahable by fine or
imprisonment. Theyought to bring un
der the namIe hed the reports of the
proceedings of Congress.
,Btantoe saysM the army must be in
le 4 ,00 Meu. That will be an
eadaost o the 0tax-payers of
Ws,00,0o0 per annum.
A number o gentlemen fsrsm the vt
elity of LeadllIet~ms.Tennessee, have
raee em* uaips ouiderable lt of
corn to Ilmsd-direet, via Norfolk,
me tatgle eak~ es like the est
-lr. 4Wha -mba br ep.
Ten Ixvoxa Tax.-We are sorry to
see that there is an indisposition in in on
gress to remove, or at least lighten, the
heavy burden of the Income Tax-which
is such a grievous weight, nbw that all
the expenses of a-family are so heavy.
It seems to us it can easily be done.
Say thes,receipts from the Inoome Tax
the present year will be $50,000,000.
Now the -army is at present composed of
nearly 00,000 men-the cost of keeping
whom, (including bounties, etc.,) is set
We, for our part, VquLd be quite uil
Itng to dispense with r sare of the
glory of having an asolt .0,0000 men,
if Congress would' d said army to
30,000 men, and t ]ae Income
Tax at the same tt a redpotion
in the army would equivalent
for the loss of the Inopýie Tax.
Nearly 30,000 men alsq would be set
to work by this plan, who now simply
idle around, and as' the ought to be
able to make on the average $1,50 a day,
or 0450 a year, there we tld be the large
sam of $13,500,000 added to the yearly
prodnets of the country.
Both President Johnson and possible
President Ben. Wade, are, we believe,
in favor of each a reduction of the army
and Ef taxation-Mr. Wade certainly,
judging by his recently published re
marks to a correspondent of a Cincia
Thirty thousand men, it seems to us, is
an ample foroe for all the present or pro
bable ,necessities of the country. If a
large army were needed for any purpose,
it could be raised at a moment's warning
out of the half-a-million of discharged
volunteers. lBut it seems useless to
keep 30,000,000 men on hand, when the
country is sopressed and harrasmied with
taxes, for an emergency that will proba
bly never arise, and which if it should,
could be easily met in another manner.
Then why. not reduce the army to
30,000 men, and abolish the oppressive
and inquisitorial income taxit--[Saturday
Funny things very often take place at
the registry ofices.
"IHow old are you?" asked a Register
of a Sambo.
"Fore God I'se twenty-three!"
"Why didn't you register the last time
when Sheridan was here?"
""Hi, boss, I'se only nineteen den, an 1
I couldn't.-[N. 0. Times.
The Oskhosh (Wisconsin) Times gives
the following "Black Crook" story:
"My dear," said the wife, "the 'Black
Crook' is here, shall we witness it to
night"' "Well," said the husband, "Ii
had better go alone to-night and see if
it is aproperplaee for hladies." "Yes- '
well," says the wife; "I rather guess I'd
better go and see if it is a proper place 1
for gentlemen!" Both went.
CULTIVATE GRACTFULNESS. - The 1
chief distinction in society between the
"attentions" of the thoroughlyl graceful
gentleman, and one who simply knows s
the rules, is that the former pays them I
without attracting notice. A lady hardl
ly realizes that anything is done for her I
-she only knows that the gentleman is
Does the young man ask how he shall
cultivate this unconscious gracefulness? i
Some men, the reader says, have the l
gift by nature. True-but with rare
exceptions, nature declines to make her i
gifts available without culture and care. I
There is but ohe way to cultivate the
ease of which we speak. Never willing- a
ly allow an opportunity to pay a grace
fal attention pass without taking advan
tage of it. Never, we say-not even
with the sister, or mother, or most inti-.
mate cousinly friend. It is a mistake to t
regard these things as "too formal"- 1
they are formal only when they are awk
ard. There is not a single polite atten
tion called for in society which is not ap
propriate at home. If a sister drop a
handkerchief do not give her an oppor.
tinity to piqk it up herself--unless you
wish to be constrained and slightly awk.
ward when you are called upon to pick
up a handkerchief in the drawing-room.
If a mother is getting into a carriage
offer her a hand, even if it be purely a
matter of form.
Nor are these attentions from young
men to their near relatives valuable and
called for only as matters of practice.
Genuine politeness demands them at I
home as truly as it demands them in
sodeety.-[ Evening Mail. 1
Abraham Lincoln, whos 6pinions and
chinl arie regarded by many people
as inspl, said in a speech delivered
Sept. 18,1858, at Chicago, Ill.:
I will say, then, that I am not, nor
ever have beqt, in favor of bringing
about in any way the social and political
equality of the white and black races;
that I gm not, nor ever have been, in fa-
vor of inaking voters or jurorse ne
groes, nor to intermarry with wlRe peo
ple; and I will say, in addition to this,
that there is a physical difference be
tween the white and black races, which
I believe will forbid the roaces living to
gether on terms of social equality; and,
inasmuch astiey cannot so live, while
they remain together, there must be the
position of superior and inferior; and I,
as much as any other man, am if favor
of having the superior position assigned
to the white man.
Noah was prebably the first person
went to sea for fear of being drown
S.lt Lake requires young men to mar
ry anineteen or pay 300 fine.
Taswh Ateeiges te shott-semr
assat l~riaLnsbeads vhay a fr for them.
IAP 'YsA, 4I4l"U iaeros.s."
-A chap at Loulisvi led a leap
year invitation and see the following
notice to the coatraeters br pubiation
-in the COourer:
'The undersigned feeling the need of
some one to Lad fault with and grumble
at when busiaess matters are wrong; and
being lonely with no one' to hate him,
and whereas, having.arrivedat the pro
per age, be is therefore determined to
Sealed proposals will be received till
12 o'blook widaight, of the 31st .Deeoo
A ppltmnts must possess beauty, or its
equivaleitin eurrey. ..y.
She mh~eposse! s sweet and' forglv
ing-dispositio, land, When one cheek
is kissed, tura the.other, (this is if the
right ma is kissing.)
She ,y not chew gum.
Nor Mbnr long dresses on the streets.
Nor frequenessewinng circles.
Nor goaround begging for charitable
Nor read the paper first in the mom
Nor talk when r am sleepy.
Nor sleep when I am talking.
Nor trade my clothes to wandering Ital
ians for flower vases.
Nor borrow money from my vest pock
eta while I sleep.
Nor hold a looking glass over my face
at such time to make me tell all I know.
She most believe in the sudden
attack of chills, and make allowances
for their effects on the nervous system.
When her "old bear"comes home
from "messing a few friends,"rather af
fectionate, she must nc4ttakeadvantage
of his State and wheedle him into trips
to watering places.
And above all, she may not on such
occasions put epecac into the coffee she
prescriber for has "pore head."
She must not sit up for him when he
happens to be detained to a late hour
on his committee.
But when he does return, tired and
sleepy, she will be expected to roll over
to the other side, and give him her own
A lady possessing the foregoing quail
lcations, positive and negative, can
hear of something to her advantage by
inclosing a red stamp.
All proposals must be accompanied
by satisfactory evidence of ability of the
applicant to support a husband in the
style to which he has been accustomed.
FRANK AND SustE.-"There! that kit
ten's run into the pautry,"asid Mrs. Lee,
as she was hurrying about her dinner.
"Children, one of you get her out,
"I will," said Frank, clattering into
the pantry. "Here! scat! clear out!"
Poor.kitty, frightenodr with the noise,
ran wildly in every direction but that of
the door, and finally crept behind a bar
rel. Frank, of course, could not move
it and as little could he get the kitten
out. When he found she would certain.
ly stay where she was as long as he was
scolding, he tried coaxing, but it was too
late for that; Kit would not trust him.
"Here Kitty,Kitty, comelittle Kitty,"
said Susie in gentle tones, as she came
with quiet foot-fall into the pantry.
Kitty knew that pleasant voice, and she
put her head out but hesitated.
"Come Kitty, dear little Kitty,"said
Susie again, and she came. Mrs. Lee
had heard it all.
"Which do you think the better way,
my boy," she asked laying her hand on
Frank's shoulder, "Susie's or yours'"
"Remember then, little ones, always,
that gentleness and kindness are better
than roughness, and the rule of love is
better than that of fear."
Why is there no future for fowlse Be
cause they have their necks twirled
(next world) in this.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OP PROVIDENCE.
A little error of the eye, a misguidance
of the hand, a slip of the foot, astart
ing ofa horse, a sudden mist, or agreat
shower, or a sword undesignedly cast
forth in an army, has turned the stream
of victory from one side to another, and
thereby disposed ofempires and whole
nations. No prince ever returns safe
out of a battle bat many blows and bul
lets have gone by him that might easily
have gone through him: and by what
little, odd, unforeseen chances death
has been turned aside, which seemed in
a full, ready and direct career to have
been posting to him. All which pass
ages, if we do not acknowledge to have
been guided to their respective ends and
effects by the condeet of a superior and
a Diine hand, we do, by the same asser.
tion, cashierall providence, strip the
Almightyof His noblest prerogative,
and make God, not the governor, but
the mere spectatir of the world--[Dr.
Pat's idea of sympathy was a good
one. He had long beean tryiag to get
Bdridget to give ham a paingkiss. Fi
nally, as a last resort, he turned kway,
s~aying: "Good-bye, Bidd. aSure and
ye heven't any symlpathy for me at all,
"Sypethy, te it? And what d'ye
maneU) that, Patrieckt"
" ome here, Biddy, and I'll be after
tellin53e. When I love ye, so that I'd
lake tJbite a piece right out of youar
swate cheek, and ye fale as if ye'd likte
to have me do so-that's sympathy, be
"dAh, Patricek! you know my wake
ness! 'Take a piess but be ame samd
lavti(te that yea take iL a+g when
lugs, that one **arýe, the sti fa the
saddest. Who will altr " ,Rl
has ever followed a lvWe4 the
silent gravet While . e
went in and out, auou,
fmngrt. 419A and
care for, and aosi i
the fear of l
nised us; the e.bei ea
desolation in sbe" be
from us almost droPy -vi4
Wnile he lay 4e.e beneath the home
roof there was hurry an* butle to pre
paratio foer the lburalt *qq. friepds
are set' for, neighbors are t, the
funeral arrangementsare di , the
mourning procured, thee tititiies of
the house provided tor; *la .exte
meat, the loss is not perceived .ia in ita
But, "after the fanerai"-after the
bustle has all subsided, and things be
gin to move on as usualthen, it 4se we
begin to know what has be lisn np.
The house 6ems still and Sepauleka
though in the heart of the iltr, and
though its threshold be still troddbn by
friendly feet, it is as empty. The apirt
meuts how deserted! lspecialy the
room where he struggled anl ander
ed in the last condlict. There a his
clothes, there his books, '4ler 6 hat
and cane, there his eVer vaoant sat at
the family board. During hisi mikness
we had not so much noticed these things,
for we hoped ever that he might use or
occupy them again. But now we know
it cannot be, and we perceive the dread
ful vacuity everywhere.
O how dark and cheerless the night
shadows come down after the funeral !
No moon or stars ever shone so dimly;
no darkness ever seemed so utterly dark.
The tickings of the clock resound like
bell strokes all over the house. Such
deep silence! No footstep now on the
stairs or overhead in the sick chamber;
no nurse or watchers to come and say,
"He is not so well and asks for you."
No indeed; you may "sleep on now and
take your, rest," if you can, Ah, poor
bereaved heart! It will be long before
the sweet rest you once knew will revisit
your conch. Slumber will bring again
the scenes through which you have just
passed, and you will start from it but to
find them all too real. God pity the
moarne; "after the iuneraL"--[r.
When the charms of th. youth and.
thy beauty are gone. Then goodness
and virtue thy face will adorn.
Mechanics, what have they not done!
Have they not opened the secret cham
bers of the mighty deep and extracted
its treasures, and made the raging bil
lows their highways, on which they ride
as a tame steeds Are not the elements
of fire and water chained M the crank,
and at the mechanics' bidding compelled
to turn it? Have not mechanics opened
the earth, and made its products contri
bute to our wants? The forked light
ning is our plaything, and they are tri
umphant on the wings of the mighty
wiu4. To the wise they are flood-gates
of knowledge, kings and queens are de
corated by their hardwork.
LAzY BoYs.-A lazy boy makes a
lazy man as sure as a crooked twig
makes a crooked tree. Whoever yet
saw a bow grow up in idleness tha lihe
did not make a shiftless vagabond when
he became a man, unless he bad a for
tune left him to keep up appearances?
The great mass of thieves, paupers and
criminals that fill our penitentiaries and
almshouses. have come to what they are
by being brought up in idleness. Those
who constitute the business portion of
the community, those who make our
great and useful men, werp trained up
in their boyhood to be ii'dustrious and
this early training was the foundation
in their early maunhood.
It is easy to say Ri-natured things and
thus get a reputation for smartness, but
genuine humor does'nt flow from a bitter
fountain. It is gentle and genial comes
from a bright and loving spirit, and re
freshes while it excites to mirth and
laughter. Less brilliant than wit, it is
more agreeable. While the one offends
by its severity, the other makes a man
ashamed of his follies without exciting
In navigating the sea of life carefully
avoid the breakers---eslpecially the heart
The area of London is more tlhn four
times that of Philadelphi, which, is
The country pays more for alcoholio
drinks than for all its colleges and
If steady affeetion rewarded should
be. I'ln sure some smallshareofreward
is for me.
Some girls are pleas'd, sir, with your
brilliant eyes. Baut 'tie thy worth and
polish'd mind I prize. 4
BREVITUs.-God ta written on the
flower that "swetso s the air-n the
breeze that rocks the Sowers upon the
stem-upon the sin drp that refr es
the sprig of moss tiat liftS tt hed in
the desert--pon its dp uchambers,
upon everypenolled eet le in
the caverns of the dbs noiles ii
apon the malghty at Uaan WW '
cheers millions of1.is
in its light--up.e. - e khwa
writtae-"N6ea Myeth Ml e n tat
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