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Volume' Hi - . W.- J. BLATTElti Kclltox'.' ' fTriMlir lo ao I'ariyli rtirnry swujr, I-.' We folio Trulb where'er the Iwiiii Hie waj.' . ; QUARRELS. . One of the most easy, tho most com mon, most perfectly foolish things in the- world! is to quarrel no matter with whom man, woman or child; or upon what pretence, provocation, or occasion whatsoever. There is no kind of necessity in it, no manner of use ih it, and no species or degree of benefit to be gained by it; and yet, strange as tho fact may be, theologians, politicians, lawyers, doctors and prin . ces qaarrel; tho churches quarrel, and . the fltates quarrel; nations, tribes, cor Iporatiens, man, women and children, k dogs and cats, birds and beasts, quarrel about all manuer of things, and on all manner of occasions. If there is any thing in ' the world that will make a man feel bad, except pinching his fin gers in the' crack of tho door, it is un . questionably a quarrel. Aro man ever fails to think less of himself after than ho did before one: it degrades him in his own eyes and in tho eyes of others; .and, what is worse, blunts his Bsusi bility to disgrace on the onp hand, and increases the power of passionate irri tability on the other. The truth in, the more quietly and peaceablo wo all get on, tho better for ourselves, the better for our neighbors. In nine ca ses out of ten, the wisest course is: if a mnn cheats you, to quit dealing with him; if he is abusive, quit his company; if he slanders you, take care to live so that nobody will belicvo him no matter who he is, or how he misu ses you, the wisest way is generally to let him alone, for there is nothing beT- ter than this cool, calm, quiet wny of dealing with the wrongs we meet with. Insects generally must lead a truly jolly life. Think what it must be to lodge in a lilly. Imagine a place of ivory or pearl, with a piilor of silver .and capitals of gold, all exhaling such perfume as never rose from human censor. Fancy again the fun of tuck ing yourself up fur the night in the folds of a rose, rocked to sleep by the gentle sigh of the summer air, nothing todo when you awake but Mash your self in a dewdrop and fall to and eat your bedclothes. . We regret to learn that our much esteemed and aged citizen, Elisha Meredith met with a fall tho oilier day by which he was considerably injured. We hope ho may soon recover. Stkanok. In a waltz a fellow is al lowed to hug a girl, and yet if he does tho same thing when not waltzing, the maiden would "go off in fits of mad ness." Query: Is dancing right? Fashion ablk Sooibtv i3 a strange thing. It is nothing more or less than a stiff series of absurd and cold for malities. It has no moro heart than tho rock of Gibralter. It has a hol low, unmeaning laugh. There's no 'sincerity in it no soul. It consists of vain coxcombs and flirt-?, who meet together and chat nothing sensible, but all nonsense. It j password is 'money" if you'vo got that, "go in." If you hav'ut got money make the world think so dress fine, even if you have to got all you buy on a credit keep up appearances learn a few stereotyped phrases, put on a sort of pompous air, dandle a fob chain, keep your beaver brushed clean, and "go in." With all this outside chow, and learning well the set speeches of po lite gossip, you will pass, even if "you arc naturally a thick-brained num skull.". Now, there's not a great deal of "fashionable society" in our little town, and we are glad of it. Yet it is well enough to know what fashiona ble society is. We have somo who .possess tho elements to make up a .'"fashionable circle" of this kind, und it is well enough to warn them Low foolish the ''display of those flu- j incuts .would look in the eyes ol'sensi Me, Lord-working men, with hands hardened . and rough from honest, praiseworthy industry. Wo have the utmost disgust for that person, maie or female, who prides him or herself! upon being ono of the "fashionables,' according tho manner in which all Bonsiblo people now receive that term. Instead of striving to bo fashionable, to learn the little forms of speech and action in order to "show oil'" at our parties, See., let them strive to learn a littlo common sense, and learn to re spect the "brown jeans' on an equal ity with the "flashy broadcloth." Re ally, fashionable society is "fearfully -.and wonderfully made." , . The city of Aberdeen, Miss, has vo ted to raise 875.000 to be applied to the construction of the New Orleans' Jackson and Great Northern Railroad, On our fourth page will be found an nrticlo headed "Tho Farmors Capital" taken from tho Southern' Homestead, an agricultural Journal, published weekly at.Nnshvillo, Tonn. It is a good paper and costs only two dollars per annum.' r. E very farmer in Tennes see ought to take it, because it is tho only Journal in tho Stato devoted so extensively to the agricultural interest. Them are many farmers in Franklin county who take only ono paper, and perhaps that paper is tho Homo Jour nal. Very good. We do insist that the Journal should be tho first for it is the only paperprinted in Franklin county, and it is a homo organ.- But two dol lars is a very small tax upon any one for supporting a good paper in his midst, and no farmer ought to be grudge four dollars for a homo paper and an agricultural paper. Wo , find it impossible, at least, wo believe it wouldbo unprofitable, fur us to make the Homo Journal subserve tho agri cultural interest to that extent that the. Homestead can and does do. Now, funning is a science, and a farmer looses nothing but gains much by informing himself as far as possi bio in regard to his profession. Our farmers ought to bo tho best informed mon throughout the Union. Unless they unite mental with physical cul ture they cannot arrive to that degree of advancement that Is so desrablo. It is a lamentable tact that many ol our farmers are perfectly ignorant of the grand avocation they have chosen. They do not even subscribe for any agricultural journal, in order to learn about their business, but follow in the footsteps of their fathers, who, per haps, done likewise, and so on back to tho period when agriculture was a mere nonentity, comparatively speak ing. And wo unhesitatingly assert that there live in Franklin county, at this time, many farmers who would have been far better oil', mentally and pecuniarily, had they taken, in years gone by, somo good agricultural Jour nal or Journals. Now, wc urge all fanners in this county those who fake tho Ilorne Journal to expend 'J for the Homestead, or some other good agricultural work. . He might name the "Col ton Planter," printed at Mont gomery, Ala., yet, we would most es pecially recommend tho Homestead fur reasons obvious ut once to all. It comes weekly it is devoted to agri culture, horticulture, stock raising and everything pertaining directly to a farmer's life. Try it one year, and our word for it, you will bo pleased and instructed, and you will not regret having followed our advice. This praise of the Homestead is entirely unsolicited on the part of its proprie tors, but because we deem tho work a worthy one, and one which every far mer in Tennessee would do well, to have in his family. It has a good lot of contributors in every department, and it contains a grant deal of matter. Then, we say, tako it, even if you do subscribe already for other papers. ij;) expended per annum lor newspapers good ones will prove a gain in the end. Yet, strange as it may seem, there arc five hundred men in this, county who could, yet do not tako.';y paper either agricultural or literary, politicd or religious. Strange, but true. There is a man in India so thin that, when the aherill' gets after him, he crawls into his rille and looks through tho touchliole. Whatever the following lints may lack in poetical attraction, they fully ma ko up for in the most excellent inor al they teach, and ono wc heartily in dorse. Wo do not know who wrote them: THE LION AND THE SKUNK. I met a lion in my path, ("i'wiu on a dreary autumn niht) Who gnvo mo tho altcriiiilivu To oiiivtr run or fight. ... So, summoning a fearlcs air, Though all my soul was full of fright, I said unto tho fore: t king, "1 will not run, but fichl." Wo fought, and, as tho fatos decreed, ' I comiuerod in thu bloody fray, For soon tho lion at my feet A lileloi.il carcass lay. A little skunk was standing by, And noted what iho lion spoka, Au.l when, ho saw tho lion die, Tlis lion's tracks he took. Ho osn 1 the lion's vary speech, For stretching to his utmost hiiilit, He gavo nio the alternative To cither run or fight. . , . . I saw ho was prepared to fling ' Fresh odors from his bushy tail, And knew thoss odors very soon My nostrils would assail. . So summoning an humbio air, Though all my soul was free from fright, I snid unto the dirty skunk: I'll run but will nol fghl.. xoruL. As yoors begin to cool my blood, ; I rather oil would doubt my spunk, Than for a moment undertake , To fight a human skunk. WINCIIESTIi, .TENN, JANUARY ' 27, 1859. . , .on, ' THE FIRST GLASS, ; Written lor tin Vliicliostor Homo Juunul, , iiv ptm.nr joiivsov. When first I made the acquaintance of Alice Bond, she was a beautiful and elegant girl the pride of her friends, and tho support of her aged mother. Seventeen summers had spread their golden blossoms around her path, and as the affianced brides of Charles Price, hope boomed up hi fore her, giving fond and joyous anticipa tions of a bright and glorious future. Their marriago had been delayed on account of tho absence of Charles in tho West, whither ho had rono on business for his employers. Alice i (i(on ol" 1,10 objections of an uncle of loved him fondly, truly, devotedly, and I Ch'',l'lt'-S-l)llt yc-miff couple paid no his absence preyed upon her spirits. ! b"011 ,0 them' U is tniu ll,nt Oiwrlcs Cut this was not her only trial; ditii- j was undur obligations to his uncle, yet cultics cumo thick and fast upon her; J lw considered that, where his own hap novertv. that stern and remorsleR i l"ucss wa3 involved ho was tho best tyrant, seized them in his iron grasp,! hut still with that true heroism only found in woman, sho bore up nobly against the surging waves of misfor tune. But in tho wide and desolate waste oer which tho storm had passed, there was one bright spot. Charles still loved her he did not turn away be cause sho was poor, or love lu-r In; loss on account of her beiirr obliged to earn her own KMiMl.efrtrmn mi h, ! cherished her tho more, ami as soon as circumstances would permit, ho was lo oiler bis protection. They born their trials nobly, bother n.ind was worn out in the strife. The excite ment of her profession which was that of drawing and painting, w as i,i it. self a task which weakened her con stitution. ll:.r eppeliti! grew Miccr tain, her eye and step were heavy, her task of teaching became a bur then to her her tempe;1 grew chaug able, audher mother, becoming alarm ed, called in a physician. 'Miss Alice is only nervous," so spoke the doctor, "very nervous, her system is too low, she wants! biaeiiur, you must give her a little stimulent." Could the physician but. have drawn asijlo the veil of 'futurity', ho would have shrunk back with terror (0 have seen the effect of his advice. Profes sionally ppeaking,!)!' inilit have, been right, but he knew not the tempera ment of his patient. Tho warm, spi cy, glass of wino which sho drank when she returned from her work I was so pleasant to tiie taste, so iuvig- I oratiug to tho frame, that the world grew brighter as she drank, ami fresh strength and hope were added to her. Again she dranu, and again she work- O'l, but all unconcious that sh- was ""u -ai,eu nersen, am. leemy smgger laying the foundation ofa fearful hab-i ln- -'-Vi"'d him, offered her cheek it. lino wus of Hint Umpuramcnt, taut caused her to become tho slave not the master. The glass of wine gave her so much strength, that bhe llew to it in every ease of weakness. No one saspacted her of this terrible propensity, no ono thought that the sparkling eloquence that flowed from her lips was produced by aught but natural genius, and no ono dreamed of the awful langs that were feeding upon her brain and body. Her exertions produced nn easier state of circumstances, and fortune's gate was about opc.iing to their view. Charles was returning, and then tho day would Le fixed. At last Alice received n letter from him, ho would be with her on Thursday. What joy to Alice, what delighL to her mother! Now her sacrifices would bo rewar ded, at last sho would-be happy. Fast llew tho moments in fond anticipations tho time drow near ho would soon be by her side. Slirj grew re.rJcss, nervous, unable to bear tho long sus pense, and to strengthen her sys tem, she had recourse to that stimu lant, which had sij often braced her. Charles come he expected glnaoes of love, words of endearment, ki.ssc.-i of affection but found Alice pros trate on the sofa in a state insensibil ity. Whnt a meeting was that for a lov. irtg heart. Mrs. Horn! in t-irtrs, and the, hi3 .illiancc.l, Li.i darling Alice, staopud in li pior. lfo would not. could not believe tho horrid truth, his noble, pure-minded Alice could not have sunk so far. "What is this?" ho cried, "Alico ill! Oh, whnth this? Good Go t, Mrs. 15ond!" bis eye had rested on tho half empty tumbler. "Alice has not been well," was the reply; "she has ocr exerted herself lately, and the doctor ordered her a little stimulant, but I am afraid I havo overdosed tho poor girl." Tho loving, confiding Charles,, be lieved the explanation. The candor of Mrs. Ilond re-assurcdliim, besides, ho was so willing to bo convinced, and when Alice recovered, horror struck at lipr appearance, and hid her tears and blushes on his shoulder, ho fondly kissed the lips yet fresh from tho in toxicattngnnd contaminating draught. Tears oT shame and repentance poured down her cheeks, and she felt rejoiced, that Charles looked upon it ns acci dental. Sho resolved to break tho habit, now that ho was with her. "Forgive ine-'-savo me, Charles', 0, do not despise me," she suid. "0, say ycu do not hate me." "Despiso you, my own love," ho re plied, "no, never. I will but love and guard you the more." Foratimo Alice did restrain her self, all tho fears of her friends were dispelled, and Charles and her were married. Not a cloud lowered to cast a shadow upon them, with the exoep- judge of his own course. A short time after their marriage, Mr. Morton, tho uncle of whom wo had spoken, came to town on business, and Charles was anxious to do him honor, and at the same time intro- iltii' his darling wi to him. lie gave notice to Alieeof his intentions. and she was all anxiety to please. She grow uneasy, she felt sum that ! "'""" ' S- 'ong, imu imp. i .1. : ii ... . .i . it Ahirti'i vv.,t:M (in.l v t ut ii wi i 111114 eoill'i I 4H I I ill I mind was agiiatej, slm Hew from the Kitc.K'ii to tin! (lining room, minute alter minute, uu.l long be Cure tho ap pointed time, was almost worried to deatli. A tempting bottle of brandy was on the sub ba.ird, she ventured on one ..lass, it added new strength to her enfeebled IVaine, an 1 sho felt lilted w fresh exertions. ,Slr! inten ded to tou'di no more, but after the first glass, she could not resist temp tation. S!io draidc again, her orde.rj were strniu-o and changeful; tho sor j vui;tssav her .-tale, and grew imper tinent, niu! when Charles returned to ('inner, accompanied by bis uncle, his beautiful wife lay prostrate upon the floor, with tiimii.stakeuble proofs of her fault. Mr. Merlin's lips curled with a sneer, nnd with a contemptuous glance, ho took bis departure, while tho wretched husband carried his wife up stairs, (lung her on the bed, while tears of sorrow rained down his cheeks. ' 'Mhe is my wife my wife," he. cried, "but would o God she was in her grave! I could love her memory had she died, but. now oh! Alice, Alice." She heard his voice, and as his de spairing accents fell upon her ear, 1 11.... ,p I.' ii. . lor Ins accustomed kiss. lie pushed her from him. Sho gazed down up on her disordered dress, saw his swo h n ey es, red with weeping, and a ray of reason darted even through tho im- lcc:iity "f (,l illk- Charles, Charles, my dearest hus band," s'.io screamed, "my own love, tt U me am 1 am I" " Yon arc drunk, madam," was the stern reply. "No, no, I am not now, that yon are here. Wo must hurry, Clmrlcs, or else we will be too late to sec your uncle. 1 af.i sober indeed I tun." Again ho forgavo Iter, and again she tinned. Tho greatest pang, the greatest shame too fear of detection was over tho demon of drink was now triumphant. That first glass, so innocent in itself, bad magnified to such nn exti tit, that lo hope for refor mation, was folly. A puny, weak, imbecile babe was horn it became very ill not even thu potent voice of nature eoul l stem tho raging torrent of drink it died, and not even that littlo pallid fico, pci pag from the shroud, could check her career. No all was blighted i.rouudher.sho had not a hope left, he drank for oblivion. And her husband alas! he drank with I.'M Long nnd hopefully had he strugjlad against the dull, companion less life be led, he had taken the keys from her, she broke open the locks, she bribe:! iho servants for drink, sold the furniture, and made her nnd his disgrace a theme of public conversa tion. Friendless and forsaken he too, began to drink, bis ofTairs were neglected, ho was soon ruined. They quarrelled for the demon, and even fought. Alice, tho refined, elegant, beautiful, nndgruccful woman, fought with her hindmnJ for drink, and often bore traces of bis violence. Her beauty vanished, her face grew bloat ed and rod, her voice cracked, her person neglected- At last in ono of their contests for tho fire-fiend drink, Charjos struck her violently, and she fell bleeding at his ftct. The sight sobered him, and his cries alarmed the neighbors. A crowd of screaming women soon filled the room, while he sat in helpless imbecility. "Poor woman," said ono, "her troub les nro now over." ' "And Cod knows," chimed in anoth er, sho hud plenty of them." "Soo what you have dono, you drunken wretch," cried a third, "but you shall hang for it." ' , This threat, uttered as it was, in a shrill tone, recalled him to his senses, a razor lay before him, its shining edge tnmted him, one plungo, and all was over. A heavy fall disturbed tho crowd around Alice her husband lay dead a sucidc. Shu was slowly recovering her con sciousness, when tho exclamations of j those around her, called her attention to tho dreadful scene before her. "Charles," sho i-.hrieked "my hus band dead? dead? 1 tun unforgivon he. was angry with me fell him but to say ono word. O, God, I have been his curse through life will I bo his bore in tho other world." licaih'r, Alice is now tho inmate of an insane asylum; be warned by her fate, and if you would preserve yourself ptiro from stain, free from tho temp ter, never, 0 never, allow yourself to b- persuaded to touch the Futsr Glass. liOOnilVU, GIRLS. A bloomy biss of sweet sixteen, I,'; I 1...: With looks sn mild. I thou,h that sho I l.oveil 111 u , like all cR'iilioii; My foolish heart at last found words lis tale of lovo lo loll her. And listened when sho loiiilly sworo Sho lovod -sotno other fellow! My second was more lovely far Than nil iho girls around her, Willi mules ami niggers, stocks and lauds, And money too confound her I coaxoJ her with n cunning tongue, And naught she asked relusod her, But when she hegg'd mo to "excuse," l.liko a fool, "excused" hor. Tho next had charming, golden curls Around her shoulders llonting, Willi lin iiini eye mid voice so sweet I scarce could keep from courting; Liu mild, so gcntlo loo was idio So lilllu touched with evil, Dui vliui I made my moiivn known .Shu ptuved a perfect coquette! I tried again, with liko results The lower and tho higher, Each beauty seeniod to dolo on 1110 I 'mil I caiilo to try her; So here's a leant to one and all The I'umale population; I'll keop my pictures, books and rings, And ijiiit the occupation. in what ship have tho greatest num ber of men been wrecked? Courtsh ip. What kind of a doctor would a duck make? A quack doctor. Santa Anna's wife has left him, and is now tho "reigning belle" of Havana. No single women nro allowed in Japan. Every man is allowed ono legal wife, and as many second wives as his means will permit him to sup port. The surest way to lose your health is to be all the time drinking the health of other folks. "Love in a cottage" is all very well, when you own tho cottage, and havo lots of money out at interest. It has been decided lately, in the ilolis Court, Loudon that the word "children" in a will, includes grand children. Wc discover great beauty in those who are not beautiful, if they possess genuine tru'.h fulness, simplicity and sincerity. I'll see you through, as the eye said to the needle. O'.i, would I ne'er had met thee, as the boy said when the bull tossed him over the fencr. One hi-ait is enough lor me,' as the dog said to the butcher. Konnnwi'C!.. A poor editor, out somewhere, falling into the hands of tho 1'hiili tiaiis, breaks forth in the following gizzard -moving appeal; Hierill', fparo that nrr..! Touch not a singiu typo; Don't put ma indistn-sii, To nick lo ma thro' lifo. Tin all in all to me, If.'ost what sliall I do? Then why not let it he, Oh. Sherifi' boo! hoo! hoo! The man that "hath no music in bis tnk" should use a pair of boots that t .picak. Theft'-tlcm Gazette, says the follow ing notico may be scon at a black smith's shop in Isex; "No hoKsrs shod on Sunday 'cept oicKncss or uctu. , Humboldt has reduced it almost to a demonstration, that the streams of a country fail in proportion to tbe o' struction of its timber TO, Wo nevor to onch oilioc . Can bo what wo hnvo boon; , And I must hiileiny footings 'noaih . Fnlse opnthy's cold Hereon; ' ' Cut with mo over lingors A memory of tho past, ' And o'er my and futurity lis longthning shade is cast. Afflictions Imvo boon squnmioroJ, Onco hourdoil ait for ihoo, And now I fool how priceless in A honrt's true constancy. ' Aral oft, In silent biUomoss, I wander forth nlono, And ponder on tho joyous hours When 1 was thino oloao. I loved ihoo till I know Tlidt thou hmUt lovoil before, Then lovo to coldness grow, And pnssion's reign waso'or; What enro 1 for tho lip, Ivtiby although it be, if (mother onco might sip Thoso sweets now givon to 1110! What enro 1 for tho glancoof soft affec tion full, If for another onco it heam'd nsboauliful? That ringlet of dark Imir . 'Twos worth n miser's sioie It wus a spoil 'gainst euro Thatncximy heart I wore; Hut if another onco Could boast ns fair a prize; My ringlet I rcnomico, 'Tis worthless in my cyos, I envy not iho sniilosin which a score may bask 1 value not tho gift which all may havo who nsk. Domustio Ybast. Ladies who are in the habit (and a most lau.lablo and comfortable habit it is, and which we ll0l,c m;m-v of ,Iie lml "u'wcribers to the Journal practice) ofmnking domes tie bread, cake, &c, nre informed that they can easily manufacture their own yeast by attending to the following directions: "lloil ono pound of good flower, a quarter of a pound of brown sugar, and a littlo salt, in two gallons of water, for one hour. When milk warm, bot tle it, and cork it close. It will bo fit for use in twenty-four hours. One pint of this yeast will make 18 pounds j of bread." Gardening for the ladies Make up your beds early in the morning; sew buttons on your husband's shirts! do not ruke up any grievances; protect tho young and tender branches of your family; plant a smile of good temper on your lace; carefully root out all an- gry leelitigs, and expect a good crop j i of happiness. n.icliiiiige. Suppose a -lady has no hn baud! I whose shirts will she then sew buttons on? To cure n pain in the breast pro cure a well made calico or delaine dross, with an equally well construct ed woman inside of it and press close ly to the part affected, liepeat the implication till the pain reasjs. Said to be a kill or euro receipt. A lady friend of ours says sho has tried tho above experiment and yet received no benefit. We advised her to procure a blue coat with brass but tons, such as some of our young men we.'ir. and press closidy as above sta ted. She did so and was healed of her pain for a little while. Rn Short. Long sermons, long speeches, long essays, long talks, long sittings where you have nothing to do, long hills, long accounts, long storios, longyarns, and long harras.sing arti cles for the paper aro dreaded and therefore, if possible, avoided by seven-tenth:) of tho people of a commu nity. Tho first time you boro them with one these lengthy commodities it will bo your fault, but tho next time it will bo theirs. The fast ago cannot spare time for much delay. Onward, onward is the word. The Homo Journal has been almost unavoidably "behind time" forsovurul weeks, but wc aro now nearly up and will strain to bo out at tho regular timo hereafter. Uesides, wc shall have more time to dovoto to iM edito rial management. DOc'riGHT. "Oh, pa, I'vo jiiit seen ono of the worst dog fights as was ever seen or heern tell of in the world." "Well, .Simon, my boy, how was it?" "Why. father, there was oue great big bjack dog, with white ours hnd a brass collar, and ono little black and green dog, what hadn't no man with him,' and as" "Come, come, Simon, don't talk so last; you get everything mixed up; stop and get breath a moment, and not blow so like a porpoise." 'Well. I want to tell von how' ono dog with while cars got onoiidf'fj the mccting-housc with the ya,'f r uo no, no, I mean one nieetieg-bouso With tho y oiler preen ears, got on one side of tho dog. od the other he-no no, tho white oud yaller ear, hq give V(., at tho niceling housc, and tho ' ' l-.l !....! II . Lie ePi uai uui there arn't no dog at all." , . When you aro whistling in a priut ing office, and they say "louder" don't you do it Number US. llKt't.v to a SuomiR. To a young in fidel who was scoffing at Christianity, bocauso pf Iho misconduct ofits pro feasors, the late - Mr. Mason said5 "Did you ever know an uproar to bo made because an infidel weiit astray from the paths of morality." The in fidel admitted that be had not. "Then don't you see," said Dr. M., "that by expecting tho professors of Christiani ty to bo holy, you admit it to be holy religioiii'and thus pay it tho highest compliment" in your power." Tho young man was'sil.ent. - - i Our Siioiw. It has been ascertained that tho quantity required for tho con sumption of the United States is not far from 73,000,001) pair3 per annum. Of these 12,000,001) pairs aro made in Massachusetts, which may bo colled tho principal shoo shop of tha Union; and one-half of that shop is tho littlo town of Lynn, if wo aro to judge from tho proportion of work it turns out. Massachusetts values her work, says thu Economist, at 10,000,000, nnd employs 45,000 men and 3. ',820 wo men, l'biladolphia is a very respec table branch establishment, turning out $ 1,001) worth of work yearly. Tho annual value, of our boot and shoo making is put down at not less than 8S0,00i),()l)0. We tiro a well shod peo ple. A gentleman once boasted that ho had drunk two, three, qr four bottles of wine every day for fifty vears. and was as hearty as ever. 'Tray," re marked a bystander, "where are your boon companions?" "Ah!" said he, 'that's another affair: if the tho truth may bo told, I have buried threo en tire generations of them." Anr. You Kimd to Your Mother? Who guarded you in health and com forted you when ill? Who hung over your little bed when you were fretful, ailj pllt tjie c00inJ draught to your parched lipsf Who taught you how to pray, and gently helped you to tread.' Who has borne with your faults, and boon kind and patient in your child ish ways.' Who loves you still, and who contrives and works nnd prays for you every day you live? It is your mother, your own dear mother! Now let me ask you, "Aro you kind to your mother?" TO- Oh! had thy destiny nndmino been ono Had only wo as kindred spirits met had net wander d thus hrlorn alone, Nor known tho ceaseless nnsuish of re'ret; This brokun, tuneless harp hod then been atrunj;, And waked, inspired by lovo, to ecstacy; Nor had 1 lived in vain nor idly sung Tlirso wild, discordant strains to thoa. If thou hadst known tho fervor of my dream, How lasting would tho deep impression prove; Thou then hadst pardoned all that modo mo seem So much unworthy of thy precious love. Yoa, hadst thou lookod into my soul and seen Tho worldless thoughis, the sighs im prisoned there, Tho part that has been thine then had not been, To turn all that lovo to dispair. 1 know my faults wore many; but this heart Was thine, with strength to conquer every ill; Thou couldst havo made its follies all depart, And all its wishes moulded to thy will. This lonely houi I thon had passed with thoo fu mutual love, that smiles at cores nnd pains; Ami in this breast all had been harmony, Wherediscord, ceasless discord roignsl CuoRotv. By proclamation, the Governor of Georgia has notified the State Treasurer that the bills of the following banks of that State tho Dank of the Stato of Georgia, the Cher okee Insurance and Banking Co., af Dalton, the Marine Bauk of Georgia at Savannah, tho Bank of Columbus, . tho Bank of Middle Georgia at Ma- con, tho Bank of the Umpire State Rt Rome, the Planters' ami Mechanics'' Dank at Dalton. tho Exchange Iiarik of tho State of Georgia ot Griflin, and 4 the Mechanics' Bank at Augusta will not be received in payment of debts due the State. - A paper out West has for its motto, Cood will to nil men who pay prompt Jy. Pevofcd to news, fun, and mak ing money. London was first lighted by gas in 1907. and New York in 1823. At this time there Are about two hundred gas companies in the U. S., and the number Is being rapidly increased. ! Fashionable Press. An Ohio editor asks; "What can bo more oaptiva ting than to sec a hcaatiful woman,( say about four feet eleven inches high and eleven feel four inchos in dismetr' ' and 31 feet in circumference.pa,n along the aisle, just ai diria a'. commences!"