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IT BAeilT A is II IV Ell I js—nnf fi~~ r~~-•'- *»■— '-" '-m — sur lernw ef Advertising;, which will, in no Tnstaßee, lie departed from : Ouo square, (M liaeserlens.) Ist ImeTt'u, $1 on IssbaubaeßßSßt Insertion 0.5(1 OnstKiuar* ilßioiuko. VI m OllltUN « manias X 00 OtiKiwiri Sinoiulm 500 ttuslauns Oaraß, •■« year, _ 10 SO Two iij Mt«, U sunntli* 20 00 Three ea,»are», 12 moultis 25 uo Quarter Aelaiaa. 12 uieiKhs in no flalfnelassa, U months, 70 00 #nseolßasß, U aiontkn 12.100 JSTAdTarliwineatK lor a less time than three Biaßlhs will h« cluirged Est at the usu al sates »st stellar per square for the first in sarfteß, »bb arty rent* for each snhanjuunl ißserMnn. U»B,Tb« nn intiesef 1 n*rl lans must l«> niark • ■ the manuscript, pi the advertisement wlllha ■■•Bllnued until forbid und charged Tor aaeordlugly. * allimort ftubs'. yrn. n. adaus. ibtibu a. buck. ADAMS A 111 1 X, UWOHTBHS AND SJSJSSJ or •■IMA, CLASS AM) (JLEEXS.YARE, ano MBbUsssl ik kAMFfI, CHANDEUKItS, COAL OIL, Ac.. *•• 88T Baltliaere Street, A mi Si (Jrrmm fitrtet, B A L T I X 0 U E , M D. WK are now mtuiufaeturingour own Lttrnpt, and ran offer Inducements in of business. NoTembax 15,1887.—1y. rB. CABBY. BERNARD GILI'IN. (4MB, 1.11,P1 \ & CO., ISruUTillH AND JIIIUIEKH OK DRUGS, STj'W. Carncr Light and Lombard S«s BALTIMORE. T>ROPKI ETOIiK of Stabler* Ano -*- dyne. Cherry Expectorant, Stabler* l)ia rhces Cordial, Stablcr's Dr. Chapman's Worm Mixture, Norrls' Tonlo or Fever and Agne allxture, Nhumo's Mixture, Wright's Worm Killer Gilpin's Vegetable Pills, Chalfunt's Coco (ream. Jtevember 15, 18«7. Boyd, Pearrc A Co., BMrOBTBH* AND WHlilJSAle lltAl.tllf IK ('LOTUS, IASSIMKRES, ■atlaets, Cottonatles, and Fancy Dry Goods, X*. 8, Haunter Street, B ALT 1M OKIE, MD. A_ I'lKNUllMhliilS. »A!««il PKARRX. BLIVKK 11. I'EARRB. Movsmber 15, Ist,-. ■ ly. — ' ■ itr.ip a. sons, ■a. 835 Baltimore St., Baltimore, MAirtTArreitHßS or r LAIS AND J A PA N X X D TIN WARE, AND dealers In Britannia Ware. Hardware, Plated Ware, and Knncy Goods, wholesale and retell, **V Country Mereliants are respectfully ln t It.>d lo call and examine the goods. November IS, IM7.—ly. », B. ABA US. W. T. DAVUISOK 4I»tHS A IH » II»S<»\. WHOLESALE GROCERS, AKD BalUal IN Wblskles, Hithirties, Win«_>«. & 80. t Commerce Street, B AL T I M Olt X , Mil. AOENTS for the sale of Tobacc», Grain, etc. Xorvm ber 15,1R«7.- -ly. M.IBOBINRON, or Ta., WITH aVRTHI X .■"♦ l Kit I A CO., IBCOKTEItH AN II DKAI-KHS IN ■JKsI.ISH, OKItMAN AND AMEKIt'AN HARDWARE, CLTLERY, M., MS «. Calvert Street, B A Lyr IMORK, m i>. ASTSI'K HM Kit 1. JOHN U. EG KBTON JSovsmber 15,1M7.—1y. i.. Passnno A Sons, Importers and Dealers in Notions, Hosiery, rANCT GOODS, O LOVES, ■TRIMMINGS ami SMALL WAKES, ••a w. Baltimore st., BALTIMORE, Mb. _ WbTomper 15, ISfIT-ly. Charles BL Myers A 8r0.,~~ Importers of BRANDIES, WINES, uiss, bum, scotch ai.r, BROWN STOU I', SALAD Oil/, (AS TILK SOAP, &,.. No. 7a Exchange Place, BALTIMORE, Md. Hevembor 15. ISS7-I}* _^____ " J. & C. I*. SIWITIHL (SSSISSI.r JOHN SMITH A CO., lIICH MONO,) WHOLESALE DBIGGISTS, AND ORAI.EKS IN •TKSTI'KFS, rATKNT WKDICINIu"*, *c. ■a. 884 W. Bslllmsi. Street, (l"p Stairs,) BALTIMOKE, MD. Kovember 15,1867.—1y.» U < M O F I i: I. I» 'fi WUITK HOISK RESTAURANT, IS* Weet Pratt Street;, Adjoining Mnltliy Boose, BALTIMORE, MD. Verember la, IKo7.—ly. —— ColC. I*l M. & So.. WIIOI.F.LAI.K CLOTHIERS, kVS« Baltimore at., neur Charles St., BALTIMORE. B. W. COI.E. a. b. raic'B. B. 11. A HAMS. 1. T. ADAHS. NoTeiabcr I8«7.-ly. Carroll, Attains & Seer, 899 Bmi; uirc street, BALtI MOX B, MD.. MauuHtoturer sand Wliulesalo Dealers In Boots, Shoes, Hats, AM) RTUAW OOOZM. JAHa« CABBOIO. J. «• AIIAW*. .J. P. BBBli. 6. 11. WUCAS. JSovember 16,1KH7. —(im. Ciolslaborougli, fiixh sfc Slcnrj, >Tholesale Dealers in NOTIONS, HOSIERY, FAVCY (JOOBB, &c. He. 8 Hajs«Tar;Street, ft7|s Stairs,) BALTIMORE, Ml). U. (T. Ooi.nsnoßoi oil, Maryluud. It. 11. 11l ik, Virginia. J. W. Hesht, NUrylainl. November IS, 1«i7.-ly.*_ GEO. W. HKKRIWCA fc SOS, PltllKUS IN CM..A, GLASS AXDIIUFEXSWARE, So. J Sonth Cbnrlrs Street, BALTIMORE. KoTsaiber 15, HBT. till, WaTJU II- It J an, NOTE& BILL BROKER. and na.vi.KU IK SOUTHERN MONEY, ST. PAtlfc HT'tKKT, BALTIKOIIK, Ml), Nov. v.. ISS7.-ly. SAIMsVfIM ItKOsH HL'CC'K.SSOItrt To AI.KX. OAIiniJSS, STEM MARBLE WORKS, Corner of Slia.-p slid tieriumi Sts., IIALTIMDRK, JEo-Tl'mVrK. lttW.-lyT * A„*va ._ (FOB TUB NAVIVE VIKUINIAM.) OUR FALLEN. 11V WILLIAM E. CAMEKON. — Oh! the lead of the cause which has per ished, The deail who have fallen In vain! Could they live, all the hopes that we cher- Anrt lost, would seem blooming again. Time shall pass, bat Its change* will glad den Not wholly the hearts thai are wrung; Time shall pass, und new losses may sad den ; Our darkest lament has been sting. •railing lips from the worlds whleh we know not, May come to claim loving und rare, And, greeting them, our tears may now not For lips which no smiling may wear. Rat the kisses we rain shall be dearer That these lips are like those that are cold, And we'll ponder, in pressing them nearer Our own, o'er a tain that Is told. And again, mayhap, all that they bled for May rise from their blood as the seed, And the world nuueas martyrs those dead for Their faith in a battle-drowned creed. And Liberty's temple, ouce plundered, , May be built on the ashes of death, And to millions the watchword be thun dered They murmured while life failed with breath. From the earth's sodden bosom new glory Of harvest may ripen to bloom- Tears may write on our lives the old story Of peace; we may rise front our gloom. Bat, less matter the creeds that we cher ished, The hopes which may blossom again, The dream-conjnreil fabric that perish.d— All the wrecks on tho war-crimsoned main. For "they come not" will still be the sor row O'er whose yearning no veil can bedrawn, And no triumph can hasten that morrow Which shall waken their eyes with its PETKKSBnRO, December. 19.57. A DKUXKEN KEPORTEtt IN LINGH- Below will he found a letter wiitten some two years ago, to the Kielnnoud fimmtner, by a reporter rvmed Piddle.— It is believed that Piddle was really in the condition described in hid letter, which will be found sufficiently divert ing. In response to man., inquiries, we reproduce this "very iijin paper," a copy of which we w re fortunate en ough to secure durinaoii recent visit to the city so drunkculy depicted. We knew Piddle. He was, in some respects, the most remarkable man on Ec brilliant stall'of the Examiner. He ay not have had the towering genius Ellauna, the pure Attic wit of Pollard the fruity humour of Elam, but he rtainly had a capacity for drink great - Er than all three combined. Poor fel >w ! He has never betu heard Irom Ence this, his Big Lick (in more senses nm one) effort. We give, first, tin: Editor's introduc tion to the letter, and then the letter it elf. "Our readers can hardly have forgot ten the confused notes of the reporter of the Examiner newspaper who was sent to Lynchburg a few days before Christmas. The tenor of those notes was such as to prepare us for a hiatus in his correspondence, but we confess we were not prepared to hear the melan choly effects of the excessive hospitali ty which he received at the hands of the good peop'eot thellillCity. From the evidence before us, it appears that he BMnained in Lynchbn'gabout tcntlays. tiring which time he neglected to draw a single sobcrbreath. But he did draw En us for funds, which, in anticipation f his correspondence, we immediately torwarded. The result, we fear, was fatal. He bought two kegs of lager beer from Shancr, and shipped himself and freight for Bristol. Proceeding as far as Big Lick, he got off, opened his kegs of beer, and, on the strength of our mo ney, ordered a ball, which was kept up for three days, after which time he dis appeared and has never been seen since. The landlord of the hotel at Big Lick sends a bill against the Examiner for $oG- Os, and the following letter, which he says was found, together with a broken gin bottle and the stump of a lead pen cil, in the bed last occupied by the un happy reporter. We have, forwarded the amount of the bill by Adam's Ex press to the landlord, but we take oc casion here to say that we shall in fu tu.e bo responsible for no more bills contracted iv thU manner. The name of the deceased was Frederick A. Pid- Ke. lie was a native, we believe, of ate'rford, but lived for many years in £ll State as a jobber in dry goods.— •coming addicted to drink, he took naturally to newspaper life, and was lie employ of the Examiner from the ie ol ;.■• ;,,-i.i..ivi uiuenl in Decem ber last. He was about the medium height, his nostrils irere of unequal size, and he wore it suit of darkish clothes Should he be litre, we willbe thankful for any Infori '".'ion which nuiy lead to his arrest, for we are de termined to puni : iudler. Here is bis letti r as nearly as we have been able to make it out, for it is writ ten in an atrociously intoxicated hand: Ltniubi ltc, ) Dec, or Jan, the something. \ There are—Lynchburg Is—eontound this pencil, how it wabbles ! Lynchburg is one of the—no It ain't. The traveller, coining to this city—ar rives—of course lie arrives—arrives bot tle in ham 1 ., bottle empty, just before —no, just after he has taken the last drop. Bad start, tl—d bad. Make Pollard Hi-lit -i. ii Mustn't swcir liiU'l i* ■ w* - • wet hen—no, anybody can say hen— wet watering pot, or whangdoodle. Try again. The reporter ol the Examiner newspa per (always say Emm. newspaper— John it. Daniel always said it, and It tickles Pollard, sounds bi(), arrived here in the cars. That won't do—a man ought never to call himself reporter.— .Start again. Your especial correspondent reached this beautifulandflourishing mountain city (now I'm a doing uv it) in the magnificent, handsomely embellished and rapidly rolling ears ol the Orange and Alexandria Kailway. "Kailway" is better than railroad—more English —seldom used in this country. Hot whiskey punch is mighty good— mighty—send for more—finish this in fernal letter and draw on Pollard for *00. I'm out. Ah ! this pitcher is hotter than t'oth er. Wish to gracious this table would keep still. Lynchburg is pleasantly situated at the confluence of Tom and Jerry with the tcili bridge leading into Amherst, which is on the top of several hills.— The Virginia and Tennessee Kailroad depot is hard by, and is a noble struc ture, reminding the European traveller of the Kialto at Venice, or the Egyp tian pyramids. A creek called the Blaokwator flows at the foot of the city, (got a mind to call It a village and make the people mad,) andtrom the colour of the creek I judge it to bo egg-nogg made of bad eggs. The James r'.ver runs under the bridge, and is very wa tery. The town, from these splendid streams, rises liigher than a kite, nut it is lost in the cnpola of a Courthous which is so elevated that it can hard I tie soon with the naked eye, and has a eight day clock in its imposing/near/ which enables the people to tell tl time of day with the aid of a twent foot telescope. The effect is sublim and the scenery viewed from the l'iei mont House is the grandest in Amer ca. It is like looking up from the bo torn of a well, and It is the d dcs steepest town outside of h—, the higl lands of Scotland and Abyssinia. The chiet attractions of the place ar Dawson's, Buily's, lleydenrlch's am Peter Wren's, grandson of Christoplu Wren, the great architect—a multitui of tobacco factories, where the glorioi Highlander and the Immortal Lone J at are made. Also, the water-works dan built in imitation of the Horse-shoe Kail at Niagara, by some iufernalfool or other. Also, there are some churches, built in the highest style of art. and two newspapers, edited with marked ability, dignity, vigour of research and trenchancy of etymological, philologi cal and cteetrological power by Olass, and Button, and Alick McDonald, be sides a job office ol due proportions, power, style and pathos by SchalTtcr, (deuced good fellow,) and another newspaper in the early uterus of com ing events by >fed Christian, Old Wad dill and ColonelKobert Withers, which is destined to be a powerful organ of popular sentiment, taste, virtue, faith, hope and charity, if the type ever comes Now, if these Lynchburg editors ain't pleased with that, they may just go to —bed, and dye their toes with bed-bug poison, and die there, for I'm bent on having their goodwill, they being the flgbtencsf editors in this country. Boy, tc|l I'eter Wren to send me two more pitchers of punch, for it is very tine. Make it stiff. Now 1 can go it. The geology of this portion of the State, is very remarkable. 1 observed in my rambles (I haven't been outside the town since I came here) some ad mirable illltrxUn remains, the principal ot which is a market house, found here by the first settlers a few centuries ago. The timbers in this edifice, its deration Klhivo tidewater, and the incrustations n the butchers' blocks, attest its hoary antiquity. The best biblical students are agreed that it is a distinct and lin eal roliek of Noah's Ark, and it is with in easy reach ol some of the best drink ing-houses in town. The hill on which this very interesting and instructive ruin, stands, is called, for some doc trinal or historical reason, Jake Knoll. Think I'll step out now, and see 11 I can't get a drink somewhere. No ; I'll linish this. By Jove ! it is raining, snowing, and sleeting, at the same time. Here, more punch, quick ! View from my window—slish, slcsh, slash, slosh, slush, lfow it pours! Plish, plesh, plash, plosh, plush. Bad walking— S ''PP3', sloppy, slappy, sloppy, sluppy. What a town for a man with pump soles and a wooden leg to live in. Mid, mcd, mad, mod, mud, everywhere, and up to the hub, and somebody stole my um brella, and I got no stilts, and it a rain in pitchforks, potchforks, patchforks, potchl'orks, putchfoi ks—why not punch forks? What a world this would be if it only rained hot whiskey punch three days in the week, and egg-nogg on Sun day, wouldn't it t In that event I would live always, wouldn't I ? Believe I'll Bin*. Conic, rost in this boo—scones that arc—meet me by llcydciuich'-. alone— (log Tray ever—tra tar lar terrum tv too—my Leonora faro thee well—on turkey and champagne this dirty Xmns weather—remind me of the girls. The ladies of this city are by far the Siost beautiful, accomplished and re lied in t'ne whole world, the men are bald ui'.d liery as apple brandy, and the entire landscape is forty degrees above proof. On cvety side the incohevent hills look up tn a very becoming man n< i■; the ilUUht tUQ«tttftlM are bUn as fnop bottle, and in the West the tnwer g Peaks of Otter stand up like—like —stand up like men determined to do their durndest, or die in the at- Tlic above is really eloquent, and I deserve a think for it. Here goes. People of Lynchburg—the most hos pitable people in the world —treat nil the time, observe Xmas in the inos sa cred aud festive manner, with fire crackers, rockets, niggers, and whisky, in all its forms. People, named gen erally Lutliaiii,Payne, Christian, Lang iHirue and (juggenheimer with a scat tering Thurnian here and there. (Jug keeps all the stores,and the rest Inhabit the multitudinous hills aud vales. A few named Seabury and Stabler; three kinds of Latham—one thin, dyspeptick and gloomy—hcucc called Grey; an other, with a forehead that runs back to his coat-collar and a gilt-edged, three-ply soul, hence called Woody ; a third called Bob, because an apothecary ami eats Pharaoh's serpents tor supper; remarkable dwarf, named Bangh, from Baiig-naugh-olaugh-banghvillc Court- I louse. Other people, equally remarka ble, blowers of tobacco lwrus and ring ers of auction hells. Places of interest—Poe's Tanyard and Hollies' Mill. Curious effect of topography of city—people in the morn ing, w hen they come down town, sway backed and bow-legged, from holdiug back, going down hill; in the evening when they return home, hump-should »d and box-ankled, from leaningover, ng up lull. Wives have to iron 'cm out before they can get into bed. Hills so Inexcusably steep, travellers going up from Depot can't toto valise—have to lay down on stomachs, put valise be tween legs and back up hill, after man ner of a tumble not another word. All drink liquor, live in mud half the year, wash their faces sometimes in the morning, and takes shares in the Pe troleum Company. Principal citizen, Colonel Robert L. Owen; got the big gest overcoat on earth, and knows how to treat newspaper men like a house a There, that'll do—wrote enough—too much too—thirsty, very thirsty, pencil writes tw r o lines at once. "So, 2 pen cil, acted on by Lynchburg atmos phere ; singular influence of most sing ular drinking aud delightful place on this continent. Now, I'm done—my letter is writ— Pollard I wrath appeased ! Whoop ! rip! sip! dcrumtc doodledum, ilc yooilledoodlcduinp. dedoodaddlededay, hah ! lion ! In y .' he ! w hah 1 d—n a cow with a calico calf! GIVING THE DEVIL HIS DUES. There is a point in the following an ecdote : A person was making a call upon au old lady, who made it an habi tual rule never to speak ill of another, and had observed it so closely that she always instilled those whom she heard evil spoken of. Before the old lady made her appearance in the parlor, her several children were speaking ol this peculiarity of their mother, and one of them playfully said : Mother has such a habit of speaking well of everybody, that I do believe If Satan himself were the subject of conversation, mother would find out some virtue or good quality even in him." Of course this remark elicited some smiling and mer riment at the originality of the itlea, in the midst of which flic old lady entered the room, and on being told what had just been said, she immediately and involuntarily replied : "Well, my chil dren, I wish we all had Satan's Indus try and perseverance." DEATH. We have never read any thing more bcautifnl than the following from the pen of Mr. Oeo. D. Prentice : "There is but a breath of air and a beat of the heart betwixt this world and the next. And in the brief interval of painful anil awful suspense, while we led that death is present with us, that we are powerless, and he all-powerful and the faint pulsations here is but the prelude of endless life hereafter, we feel in the midst of the stunningcalaini ty about to befall us, that the earth has no compensating good to;initigatc the severity of our loss. But there is no grief without some benilieent provision to soften its intenseness. When the good and lovely die the memory ol their good deeds, like the moon beams on the stormy sea, light tip our darkened hearts and lends to the surrounding gloom a beauty so sad, so sweet, that we would not, if we could, dispel the darkness that environs it." TEOD UPON HIS TCES. One night at a theatre, a gentleman lilt the presure of two little fairy feet upen his patent leathers. At tirst the sensation was delightful. It made in expiesiblc thrills run through his body; these sensations wore away, and the pressure began to feel the least bit un comfortable. "Madam !" he gently suggested, "you are standing on my foot." "Your foot, sir?" "Yes, madam," "Goodness! 1 beg your pardon, sir. 1 thought I was standing on a block ol wood. Th(y are quite Inr/je sir !" "Quite—but you cm-tnil, 'em madam.' ICF* A huly who was suffering under a slight indisposition, told her husband that it was with the greatest dilliculty she could breathe, and the effort dis tressed her exceedingly. "I wouldn't tvy, my dear," soothingly responded the hustomtl. I'HOK rfsELEOTIONS. Font Impossible Thihgf.—First, to escape trouble by limning away fron duty. Jonab once made tbe experi ment: hut he soon found himself where bis Imitators will in the end And tlu-oi selves. Therefore, manfully meet and oTcrcorae the difliculties and trials to which the post assigned you by God's providence exposes you. Second, to become a christian of strength and maturity without;undergo ing severe trials. What fire is to gold, that affliction is to the belierer.— it burns up the dross and makes the gold shine forth with unalloyed lustre. Third, to form an independent char acter except when thrown upon their own resources. The oak in the middle of the forest, it surrounded on every sido by trees that shelter and shade it runs up tall and sickly. But the same tree, growing in the open Held where i is continually beat upon by the win pest, becomes its awn protector. So the man who is compelled to rely 01 his own resources forms au indepen dence of character to which he could no lierwlse have attained. Fourth, to be a growing man when it look to your post lor influence ■hail of bringing influence to your st. Therefore, prefer rather to nib up hill with difficulty, than rol wn with inglorious ease. Kranki.in's Wife.—To promote liei sban's Interest she attended in his tie shop, where she bought rags wed pamphlets, folded newspapers, d sold the few articles in which he alt, such as Ink, papers, lampblack, inks and other stationery. At the me time, she was au excellent house eper, and besides being economical rself, taught her somewhat careless, iorderly husband to be economical o. Sometimes Franklin was clothed from head to foot in garments which his wife, had both woven and made, and for a long time she performed all the work of the house without the assis tance of a servant. Nevertheless, she knew how to be liberal at proper times. Franklin tells us that lor some years after his inarri- I, his breakfast was bread and milk, ich they ate out of a two-penny then vessel, with a pewter spoon ; one morning, on going down to akfast, he found upon the table a .utiful china bowl, from which his ad and milk was steaming, with a sar spoon upon its side, which bad t a sum etinal in our ourrency to ten lars. When he expressed his aston nient at this unwonted splendor, s. Eranklin only remarked that she tight her husband deserved a silver spoon and china bow 1 as much as any of his neighbors. Franklin prospered in his busincs> until he became the most famous editor and most nourishing printer in Ameri ca, which gave him the pleasure of re lieving his wife from the cares of busi ness, and enabling him to provide for her a spacious and wall furnished abode. She adorned a high station as well a.» she had borne a lonely one, and pies tied at her husband's liberal tabic as gracefully as when he ate his breakfast of bread and milk from a two-penny bowl.— Parson's Life nf Franklin. A BACHSLoit's Dekekck.—Bachelor's are styled by married men who have got their foot in it, as only half perfect beings, cheerless vagabonds, but hull'a pair of scissors, and many other ridicu lous titles are given them ; while on the other hand they extol their state as one of such perfect bliss that a change from earth to heaven would be somc what-of a doubtful good. If they are so happy, why don't they enjoy their happiness, and hold their silly tongues about it ? What do hall the men get married for? Simply thai they may have somebody to darn their stockings. sew buttons on their shirts, and trot babies ; that they may have somebody, as a married man said once, "to pull off their boots when they are a'little balmy." Thesj fellows arc always talking of the loneliness of bachelors. Loneli ness, indeed ! Who is petted to death by ladies with marriageable daughters ? —invited to tea and evening parties, and told to drop in just when it is con venient?—the bachelor. Who lives in clover all his days, and when he dies has flowers strewn on his grave by the girls- that could not entrap him ?—the bachelor. Who strews flowers on the married man's graev? —the widow? — Xot a bit of it ; she pulls down the tombstones that a six week's grief had set up in her heart; she goes and gets married again, she does. Who goe6 to bed early because time hangs heavily on his hands ?—the married man. Who gets a scolding for picking out- the soft est part ol the bed, and for waking up the baby in the morning?—the married man. Who has wood to split, bouse hunting and marketing to do, the young ones to wash, the lazy servants to look after ?—the married man. Who is tak en up for whipping his wife ?—tho mar ried man. Finally, who has got the scripture on his side?—the bachelor.— St. Paul knew what he was about w hen be said, "lie that marries not, does bet ter." Ams the Fcxeral. —Of all the re turniugs, that one "after the funeral is the .saddest. Who will say it is not so, who hasfollowcd a beloved one to the grave ? While he was sick we went in and out, anxious, sorrowii.g, sufler ing. The solicitude to relieve, ami care tor, and comfort him, engrossed US; the apprehension of our own dissolution, in ease he should be removed irom us, al most drove us wild. While he lny'dead under the home roof, there wag a hurry E' bustle in preperation (or the final s. Friends btO sent lor, neighbors present, the funeral arrangements discussed, the mourning procured, hospitalities of the house provided all is excitement; the loss is not perceived in all its greatness. But er the funeral" —after the bustle subsided and things begin to move on as usual, then it is we begin to know liat has befallen us. The house seems II and sepulchral, though in the heart Die city; aud though its threshold be idden by lriendly feet, it is as ifemp- The apartment?; how deserted! iccially the room where he surren icd in the last conflict. There are i clothes, there are his books, there his bat and cane, there his ever vacant teat at the family board. During his tkucss, we had not so much noticed :se things, for we hoped ever that he might use or occupy them again. But Iw we know It can never be, and per ve the dreadful vacuity everywhere, how dark aud cheerless the night idows come down after the funeral ! moon or stars ever shown so dimly; darkness ever seemed so dark. Tin' klings of the clock resound like bell okes all over the house. No foot step now on the stairs or overhead in the sick chamber; no nurse or watchers I come and say, "he is not so well," d ask for you. No indeed, you may lecp on now and take your rest," i/ I can. Ah, poor hearts I It will be ig before the sweet rest you once ow will revisit your couch. Slumber II bring again the scenes through lich you have just passed, and you 11 start from It but to find them all > real. God pity the mourner "alter the funeral." THE SPIRIT OF DISCONTENT. How universal It is ! We never yet knew the man who would say, "I am contented." Go where you will, among the rich or poor, the man of competence or the man who earns his bread by the sweat of his brow, you hear the sound of muttering antl the voice ot complaint. The other day we stood by a. cooper who was playing a merry tune with his adz around a cask. "Ah !" said he, "mine is a hard lot, torcver trotting around like a dog, driv fa hoop." Height)'*»sighed a blacksmith, on l of the late hot days, as he wiped the spiration from his brow, while the hot iron glowed on the anvil—"this ife. with a vengeance I melting and ing one's self over a fire !" "Oh ! that I were a carpenter !" ejac ulates a shoemaker, as he bent over his t -stone. "Here 1 am, day after day, wing my soul away lor the sole of ci's; cooped up In this little seven by c room—no hum '." "I'm sick of this ont-door work !" ex claimed the carpenter, "broiling under a sweltering sun, or exposed to the in clemency of the weather, I wish I was a tailor." "This is too had !" perpetually cries the tailor, "to be compelled to sit §ehed up here plying the needle all time; would that mine were a more "Last day of grace—banks won't dis count— customers won't pay— what shall Ido ?" grumbles the merchant. "I had rather be a truck horse, or a dog, or anything else!" "Happy fellows!" groans the lawyer, as he scratches his head over some per plexing ease or pores over some <try musty record "happy fellows ! I had rather hammer stone than puzzle my head on this tedious, vexatious quel And so through all the ramifications of MlhSty r.'.l ara complaining of their condition, finding fault with their par ticular calling. If I were only this or that, or the other, I should be so con tent, is the universal cry—"Anything but what I am." So it ashwagged and it will wag. LABOR. So long as man tills the earth—keeps alive the forge-fires—plies the shuttle —spreads the sail—and though last, not least, keeps the "press in action, no product of tho soil can claim prepon derance. It is Labor which gives per manent value to all things; without it, the fertile soil, the forest, the mine, the quarry, would bo alike worthless, and man would revert to a primitive condi tion. It is Labor, with its thousand di visions of interest, each ministering to the other's wants, that unites the world, and makes humanity akin. |CP*Tiie father of the great Gal ilco was the first to invent solo singing, or ar rangement of music for a single voice. Before his time, good music was only cultivated for the church, and sung in chorus. The experiment of solo sing ii.g was first tried in the house of a rich amateur in Florence, and at once be come popular, paving lite way for ora torio and opera. ——-—■♦. SCP" AVc cannot remember a night so dark as to have hindered thf approach of coming day, nor a storm so furious or dreadful as to prevent the return of a or a cloudless sky. icj" A speculator out West recently wrote to a friend : "When I came to Chicago, I had not a rag to my back, and now 1 am covered with rags." iCP" We all know,and what is better we feel inwardly, that religion is the basis of civil society, tne scource of all good and of till comfort. fH E X A. T I V I) V I I? (r I N I A > Ui I'Ultl.lSllEO WEFKLV JIV Dr. G. W. ling by at A. V. Slofcr. tehmh of HfnscitirrioK. < Copy ■'! IlKillt'ns «1 10 " " « " 175 •• II " :;u0 Clubs nfflve, year. Vitiu Cluhsof leu, one year .*■-iw Clubs of twenty, one year lout) **" Voluntary communications, eontaiirm Interesting, or Important ih-ws,solicited froia any quarter. ste*"Rejected communications wo ctinno undertake to return. -te'Obitunry notiiTS exceeding five lines will In -charged, for ut our regular advertis ing rales. *»• All letters on bnatßOat nonaflcjted with the office, must be addressed to the ".Naln.i Virginian." ©he jgarm and (Etardcn. WOKTH BEMEMBEfIING. 1. In setting out young orchards, al ways register the varieties iumiudiatc ly In a book, Where they may be re ferred to rorjti few years when the trees comuTenee bearing, and after the la bels arc lost ami the names forgotten. 2. In laying out gardens for fruits and vegetables, plur'c everything in drills, or rows, so that they may be cul tivated by aluns, and tlu-save the expense of hand labor. 3. Plant a patch of osier willows on every farm. A rod square will furnish as many bauds fjr binding corn-stalks, straw, &c., as an acre ot rye straw. 14. Remove stones iroin the track in io highway. A single projection Inch might have been removed in it mute, has battered an injure I a thou nd wagons, at a damage equal to a uulretl days' labor. 5. When board fences become old, id the boards begin to come off, nail •right facing strips upon them against ich post, anil the boards will be held thuil place, and the fence will last vcral years longer. C. A post leiice over a ditch, or near good drainage, and tho post always re maining- dry, will last many years longer than those standing in wet fcub 7. In writing on wooden labels or marking sticks, with a common pencil, if the wood is first wet. the mark will last two years; if written on dry, one or two rains will wash it all away. 8. Always keep a supply of copper wire on hand, of different sizes, for re pairing tools—it is greatly superior to cither twino or iron wire. 9. Every farmer should have a neat tool-room, against the smooth walls of which a suitable place should be provi ded for hanging up every tool. An accurate outline of each tool should be painted on the wall to remind every man of its absence when left out of its 10. Oil paint, applied to houses aud barns, out buildings and fences, will last much longer, and harden bitter, it put on as late as the middle of autumn instead of iluring the heat of the sum, FODDERING ANIMALS AROUND STACKS. I Elevated portions of meadows and istures, knolls especially, are usually ss productive than the low ground, id frequently the soil there is very in and in a poor state of fertility.— Idle a growing forest occupied the oimd, a large proportion of the leaves the trees have been blown by the lind or carried down on the lower •ound by streams of water, 80 Unit any of the knolls of our cultivated ilds have a very thin and sometimes irren soil. For the purpose of reno iting such parts ot cultivated Welds, acks of hay or other fodder arc built lere and fed of domestic animals, with view of improving the fertility of tho iil by the liquid as well as solid pro jrtions of the manure, which the stock ould drop, thus avoiding the labor id expense of hauling manure from ie yard and spreading it on such The theory on t T .is subject iscjrrecl, while the practice is decidedly errone ous, except under certain circumstan ces. When the ground is covered with snow and ice around a stack, on such an elevated part of a meadow, a large tiportion of the liquid manure which died trom the solid droppings of the animals, M well as most of pure liquid, Ell be ditl'usoil through the snow, and her washed away or evaporated, be fore it reaches the ground. If tho sur face of the ground be frozen, a much larger proportion will be lost. If the ground is bare, and not frozen, the li quid manure will immediately be absor bed by the soil nnd but little of its efli ency lost. HOME ON THE F AKIJ The farm preserves the family In t integrity. The home has in that ruling word, and that still more rming thing, the fireside—around which parents and children gather, and where the bright aud cheerful blaze upon the hearth is but a true type ot tho flame of love that glows in every heart. The parents have been drawn together, not by the sordid motives of wealth, or by the ambitious desire of so cial display, hut for the personal quali t"- ; -ecu in each other. The glory of that fireside to the husband is that his wife is there, and to the wife that he is there Here they gather at morning, and v t evening and at noon. There board is almost always surrounded with tlij same circle. Here they spend the long winter evenings together,enlivened by sclioolbooks of children, (he newspaper and journals and works of history and science. A constant homogeneous in fluence goes forth from his circle to the young hearts that are molding there.— Paternal vigilance guards the young against wicked companions. If the re ligcous influence la right In that home, they will all grow up to he good citi zens, to be the pillars of society, where everthty may be cast. The sons fol low the business of their father as soon as their labors are available. They arc with him in the field and by the way and at home. They form industrious habits, and are prepared for tho res ponsibilities of life. ———^—i— |C?» The question for dismissing the McArdle ease was argued Friday but not decided.