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GET EN0V3H SLEEP.
We have often heard young men
remark that four or five hours sloop
was all they wanted, and all that the
liuman system required. The habit of
going without sufficient sleep is very
injurious. Thousands, no doubt, per
manently injure their health in this
way. We live in a fast age.when ev-,
eryhody seems to be trying to invert
the order of nature If folks will per
sist in turning night into day, it is not
to bo wondered at that lew last out
the allotted term of life. No matter
what be a man's occupation physical
or mental, or, like Othello's, "gone,"
and living in idleness the constitu
tion cannot last, depend upon it, with
out a sufficiency of regular and re
freshing sleep. John Hunter, the great
surgeon, died suddenly of a spasmodic
affection of the heart, a disease great
ly lr$oiiraged by want of sleep. In
a just-published volume by a medical
man, there is one great lesson that
hard students and literary men, may
learn, and that is, that Huntrr proba
bly killed himself by taking too little
sleep. "Four hours rest at night, and
one afti-r dinner, cannot be deem
ed sufficient to recruit the exhausted
powers of body and mind." Certainly
not; and the consequonco was, that.
Hunter died early. If men will in
sist on cheating ISleep.her "twin sister,
Death," will avenge the insult.
When you are low spirited, and feel
like looking at Nature through a
smoked glass, dou't seek relief by fly
ing to the bottle, but tike a stroll in the
country. An hour spent; with birds
and mullen stalks, will do more to
wards getting up a reaction in your
system than all the warm drinks that
were ever invented.
Power of Gold. Midas was so great
a man, that every thing he louched
turned into gold altered case now,
touch a man with gold and he will
change into anything.
If you would preserve the healih of
your horses exercise them in the open
air every day, when not actually in
use. The same may be said of your
children, yourself and your wile.
True Words. "Education does not
commence with the alphabet. It be
gins with a mother's look with a
father's smile of approbation, or sign
of reproof with a sister's gentle pres
sure of the hand or a brother's noble
act of forbearance with handfulsof
flowers In green and daisy meadows
with bird's nests admired but not
touched with creeping ants, and al
most imperceptible emmets with
humming bees, and glass beehives,
with pleasant walks in shady lanes,
and with thoughts directed in sweet
and kindly tones, and words to mature
to acts of benevolence, to deeds of
virtue, and to the source of all good, to
. The less a man knows the more lie
believes in the supernatural. Who
ever knew an ignoramus to pass an
unoccupied house without seeing four
"spooks,"or a white horse with a blue
haired rider on him?
To unite broken glass so as to ren
der the crack imperceptible, dissolve
isinglass in spirits of wine by boiling.
This composition is easily prepared,
and is equal to the best cement sold at
A man says the thing that turned his
attention to matrimony was the neat
and skillful manner in which a pretty
girl handled a broom. lie may see the
time when the manner in which the
broom is handled wjll not afford him
o much satisfaction.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY, BY
The Harrison (Texas) Flag says that
600 to COO men are employed upon the two
first divisions of Southern Pacific Rail
road and the Vicksburg papers say that
their road to the Texas line, to connect
with the Southern Pacific road, will be
ready for uso by the close of the present
year, so that the friends of the Pacific
road may be abletoent their next Christ
mas turkey at Marshall, in Texas or
Tylei,30 miles beyond Marshall ami
thither on a railroad all the way from the
Twenty miles of the Vicksburg, Shreve
port and Texas Railroad, are to be laid
by the middle of the present month, and
twenty more by the middle of April, thus
completing forty miles of the road.
Books mentioned in the Bible which are
now lost or Unknown.
Mr. Ames writing to Mr. Da Costa,
says : At your request, I have copied out,
from the collection I have made, the ten
unwritten ( I think lost books, but I
.hnnl.1 . d.l to h ..tin rights bv bet. '
.or if,m,,in I
I. The Prophecy of Enoch. See Epis
tle to Jude 14.
II. The Book of the vVarsof the Lord.
See Num. xxi. 14.
III. The Prophetical Gospel of Eve,
which relates to the Amours of the Sons
of God with the Daughters of Men. See
Oric:en contt. Celsum, Tertul, &c.
IV. The Book of Joshua. See Joshua
x. 13, and 2 Samuel i, 18.
V. The Book of Iddo the Seer. See
Chron. ix. 29; and vii. 15.
VI. The Book of Nathan the prophet.
See as above.
VII. The Prophecies of Abijah, the
Shilonite. See as above.
VIM. The Acts of Rehoboam, in Book
of Sheinniah. See 2 Chron. xii. 15.
IX. The Book of Jehu the Son of Ha
nani. See 2 Chron. xx. 84.
X. The Five Books of Solomon, treat
ing on the nature of trees, beast, fowl,
serpents and fishes. Seel Kings, iv. 33.
XI. You may add the 161st Psalm.
I have it somewhere in the house, but
cannot at present find it.
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generation will be. II we would amend
the world, we should mend ourselves,
and teach our children to be, not
we are, but what they should be.
An exchange paper copies a curious
calculation from the autibiography of a
Wesleyan minister in Canada. It is
something to this effect: Tho fall of
Robespierre occurred in the year 1794.
Repeat 1794 in single figures, add the
whole, and you have the fall of Napole
on I., 1815. Repeat and you have the
fall of the Duke of Orleans, 1842. Re
peat, and in this year Louis Napoleon
will fall. Thus :
1794 1815 1830 1842
7 8 8 8
9 13 4
4 5 0 2
1815 1830 1842 1857
Poor Louis Napoleon! What an event
ful destiny his would be if all the predic
tions which have been made respecting
him should be fulfilled.
VERSES FOB 1900.
Tell John to set the kettle on,
I want to take a drive,
I only want to go to Rome,
And shall be back at five.
Tell cook to dress those hummingbirds
I shot in Mexico;
They've now been killed at least two days,
They'll soon be unpeuhaut.
And Tom, take you the gold-leaf wings,
And start for Spain at three,
I want some Seville Oranges
'Twixt dinner time and tea.
Fly round to Fiance and bring a new
Perpetual motion gun ;
To-morrow, with some friends I go
A hunting in the sun.
Live for a PoRrost. Tne secret of
all success in life, of all greatness, nay
of all happiness, is to live for a purpose.
There Uno greator obstacle in the way
of success in life than trusting to some
thing to turn up, instead of going to work
and turning up somethinj.
GEO. E. PURVIS AND WM. J.
WINCHESTER, TENN.. MARCH C, 1857.
Written for tlis Horn Journal.
WHEN THOU AND I WERE
' BY MRS. A DEM A C. GRAVES.
When thou and I were lad n1 lat
A fresher hue wu on the grate,
A brighter tint w In the sky
And flower more fragrant met the eye,
For. Nature's glorlou beauty cast
A lecret icll o'er lad and luss,
When thou and 1 were lad and Ins
Less frequent cloud the skies o'ercast,
For M m'ry scarcely bring u back
A (ingle day draperred injilack.
So pleasantly the moments passed,
When thou and t were lad and las,
When thou end T were lad and lass,
How bright the fancied future' glass I
Put changed the prospect now appear.
The eye or Mope grow dim with year.
And spectacled with reason, cast
Aside the dream of lad and lu.
When thou and I were lad and las t
''iia pleasant to let Memory trace
Her steps adown those lengthened yean
So thickly strewn with hopes and fear,
And yet, how sad to know they're past
And w 're no longer lad and las.
It is said there are two words, and only
two, in our language, which contain all
the vowe'8 in tl,eir regular order- They,
are.abstemiously" and "facetiously."
Croup. A medical correspondent of
the New Hampshire Journal of Medi
cine states, that for three years he has
used alum in croup, and in all that time
has not seen a fatal case which was trea
ted with it from the beginning. He usu
ally gave about ten grains, once in ten
minutes until vomiting is induced, usin
at tin same time tartar emetic of the hive
syrup freely the latter subduing the in
flamation, while the ailum has more of a
Old mew. A wise man will never rust
out. As long as he can move or breathe,
he will be doing something for himselr, oi
his neighbor, or for posterity. Almost
to the last hours of his life, Washington
was at work. So were Franklin, and
Adorns, and Young, and Howard, and
Newton. The vigor of their lives was
not decayed. No rust marred their spir
its. It is a foolish idea to suppose that
we must lie down and die becauso wc arc
old. Who is old? Not the man ofencr
gy; nor the day laborer in science, art or
benevolence; but he only who suffers his
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i the hours drag heaily, and to whom nil;
things wear the sarb of doom. There arc!
I scores of erev headed men we should ore-
fer in any important enterprise, to those
young gentlemen, who fear and tremble!
at approaching shadows, and turn pale at
a lion in their path, a harsh word or a
There is no doubt that printers are bet
ter decipherers of bad manuscript than
any other class of persons; but when, for
instance, a merchant writes that he has
received five Bts., ten pounds Cis., it
is somewhat difficult to tell whether the
merchant really means boots, biscuits,
or buternuts: chalk cheese, or churns;
cloves, clocks or clams.
WHAT WE IMPORT.
The articles of chief value imported in
to the United States during the fiscal year
ending June the 30th, 185G, wpre coffee,
teas, sugar, and the manufactures of
woolen, cotton, silk, linen, iron, steel,
copper, &c, 6cc. These were in round
numbers nearly as follows:
Iron and Steel,
The total value of the products of ag
riculture, exclusive of cotton and tobac
co, were . 177,000,000. Of this amount
it required about 45 per cent, to pay for
silk alone imported during the year. The
value of the cotton is $128,000,000; of
tobacco, $12,000,000, and Manufactures
$10,000,000. For convenience we have
stated the amounts in round numbers.
All who wish to be rich must spend less
than they earn.
People who lake out and do not put
in, toon find the bottom. .
SLATTER. AT TWO DOLLARS
"TIL WAIT TILL IT RUNS BY."
Thousands of years ago a story was
told of a stupid traveller, who, coming
to a river, sat down upon the bank, say
ing: "I'll wait until the river runs by."
Thousands of times since, people have
laughed at tho simpleton, priding them
selves on their own greater wisdom.
And yet tens of thousands of limes have
the&e very people, in reference to the
ceneral affairs of life, imitated the lazy
ignorance of the fool, and waked J or the
river to run ly.
How often do parents, for example,
when they witness exhibitions of anger,
falsehood or disobedience in their chil
dren, shut their eyes wilfully to the con
sequences of letting the evil go uncor
rected, and say to themselves, "He will
outgrow it!" What js this but waiting
for the river to run by ? The first lesson
which a child learns should be that of
self-discipline. No man can succeed in
life, or win the esteem of his neighbor,
or deserve the approbation of his own
conscience, who gives way to petulance,
duplicity, or other vices; and it is as
much easier to check these natural infirm
ities in youth, rather than in age, as it is
to cross a river nenr the fountain head
instead of where it winds into an estuary
of the sea. The parent who hopes that
such vices will cure themselves will wait
in vain for the river to run by.
A merchant finds his trade declining, a
mechanic his business falling off, a law
yer his clients leaving him, a doctor his
practice ceasing; but instead of going to
work resolutely to discover the cause
and rectify the error, he sits down, folds
his hands, and says "luck will turn seme
day." Does such a man deserve to suc
ceed? Life is a battle, in which victory
is with him who fights tho bravest, perse
veros the longest and brings the most
ability to bear on the campaign. When
the British marched on Baltimore, did our
lathers lav in their he. Is and trust to
chance to save them? No! They went
boldly forth (o meet the enemy, and the
Go I of battles rewarded them with suc
cess. So in the pursuits of life, ho tri
limps who deserves it most. Wealth and
fame are the prizes of those who struggle
lardest lor them, the only way ts to
plun?e boldly into the current of adverse
plunge boldly into the current of ac
course manfully to the other shore. It
will never do to wait until the river runs
Nations have been lost forever by imi
tating the folly of the traveller. They
hove put off making needful reforms, in
hopes that time would correct them of
itself. "After me the delude," said Lou
is the Fifteenth. Cut God is just, his
laws are inexorable, and people as well
as individuals must obey or perish.
Great evils demand action. Europe is
even now shrinking from the reformation
of her corrupt social lile. She wishes to
wait on events. Better cross the stream
at once. Alas! she will find some
that river never will run by.
Why a Woman was Made of o Rib.
A young lady having asked a surgeon
why woman was made from the Rib of a
mnn in preference to any other bone, he
gave the following gallant answer: "She
was not taken from the hea l least she
should rule over him; nor from his feet,
lest he should trample upon her; but she
was taken from his side, that she might be
his equal; from under his arm, that he
might protect her; from next his heart,
that he might cherish and love her."
What Money Does. "Fanny dont you
think that Mr. Bold is a handsome man?"
"Oh no I cannot endure his looks.
He is homely enough."
'-Well he's fortunate, at all events; for
an old aunt has just died and left him fif
ty thousand dollars.
"Indeed! is it true? Well, now I come
to recollect, there is a certain noble air
about him: and he has a fine eye that
can't be denied."
The tongue was intended for a divine
organ, but the devil often plays upon it.
A regular diet cures more people than
Never trouble others for what you can
' a- ' - - -
If we crave the
mait love them.
love of others, we
PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE.
Written for the Horn Journal.
Swifter far than swallow's flight
Home ward o'er the twilight Ut
Swifter than the morning light,
flushing o'er the pathless sra,
Ctareat, in the lonely night
Memory flies away to thee.
Stronger far than is desire,
Firm n truth itself can be
Deeper than Earth' central Are,
Honndlpes a the circling sea,
Yet as mute a broken lyre,
I my love, dear girl, fur tbte.
Sweeter far than miser' gain,
Or than note of fame can be
Unto one who lone In vain
Treads the path of chivalry,
Are my dreamt, in which apiln
My fond arm encircle thee.
Winchhhii, March 4, 1A77.
The lird of the Tolling Bell
Among the highest woods and deepest
glens of Brazil, a sound is sometimes
heard, so singular that the noise seems
quite unnatural; it is like the distant and
solemn tolling of a church bell struck at
long intervals. This extraordnary noise
proceeds from a bird called the Arapan
go. The bird sits on the highest tree in
the deep forest, and, though constantly
heard in the mostdesert places, it is very
rarely seen. It is impossible to conceive
anything of a more solemn character
than the profound silence of the woods,
broken only by tho metalic and almost
supernatural cound of this invisible bird,
coming from the air, and seeming to fol
low you wherever you go! The Arapan
go is white, with a circle of red around
its eye. Its size is about that of a small
There is ajso a bird to be found in the
forests of Peru, says a California ox
change, whose song contains notes so
wild and so full of anguish that the Pe
ruvians, with the poetical taste which
they possess, have endowed it with the
beautiful name of "Alma Perdidi," or the
lost soul. The Peruvians relate the fol
lowing legend in regard to this bird :
A man, his wife and child, were trav
elling through the extensive forests that
in some places line tiie banks of the Am
azon, when, becoming frightened, they
sat down to rest. The party becoming
thirsty, the woman started in search of
water, leaving the child in tho care of
the man. Becoming tired of waiting,
the man went in pursuit of bis wife
leaving the child asleep beneath a tree.
Upon their return the child was missing.
Wandering amongst ihe bushes and call
ing on the name of their child, they
Imarlin renlv. the melancholy son of
this bird. Their grief and anxiety easily
led them to believe that it was the spirit
of their lost child, replying to their calls,
as the notes ol its song somewhat resem
bled ti e name of their child.
This bird is said to be rarely seen, but
the traveler, on a still, clear night, can
often hear its wild, sad cry, for hours at
We find the following little piece of
poetry going the rounds of newspapers,
and generally put off in a corner, as
though it were wanted only to fill up.
For our part we think there is much poe
try and much truth, too, in it:
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand.
Make the mighty ages
And the beauteous land.
And the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
So our little errors
Lead the soul away
From the paths of virtue,
Oft in sin to stray.
Little deeds of kin Iness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden,
Like the heaven above.
Little seeds of mercy,
Sown by youthful hand,
Grow to bless the netions
Far in heathen lands.
Do not accuse others to excuse thyself;
: for that is neither eenerous nor just. But
et sincerity and ingenuousness he thr
refuse, rather than craft and falsehood;
for cunning borders very near upon kaa
very. Wisdom never uses nor wants it.
Say not always what thou knowest,
but tlwsya know what thou serest.
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THE HAIE SNAKE.
The New England farmer, dwelling up
on his singular species of "onnimated
"Science has not satisfactorily deter
mined either the origin or the modes of
exigence ol three annimals. In reply
to inquiries by a correspondent of tho
Michigan Farmer, who found hair snakes
in a pan of milk, Mr. Justus 8age, of
that State, furnishes a very interesting ac
count of his experiments and observa
tions. He is satisfied, of the fact that
both the Jorge and small crickets deposit
these snakes in water during the month
of August; but whether the cricket resorts
to water to rid itself of paiasite, or to
deposite a natural product of its body,
he is unable to determine. Mr. Gage
says that one morning, after he had been
experimenting in his rooom by throwing
crickets into water to obtain snakes, and
had succeeded in procuring two of about
four inches in lengh, he noticed a black
cricket crawling up the si ie of his wa
ter pad. It jumped into the water, lay
quiet for a moment, produced a snake
nearly seven inches in length, and then
nimbly made its escape over the edge of
the pail. He also found a live hair snake,
nearly seven inches in length, coiled up
in the abdomen of a dead cricket that
lay on its back under a fiat stcne. The
hair snake, he says, will live a long time
in moist earth, where he has found them
of a grayish color, sometimes of great
length, and much resembling the fibrous
root of some vegetable. When seca
through a magnifying glass the hair snoke
presents an almost exact resemblance to
the lamprey eel. A lady of our acquain
tance found a hair snake in her tea-kettle
one morning a few years since. It had
been standing where a cricket might have
crawled in by the spout ; but she is hard
ly willing to give up the- theory of her
girlhood, that it was a vivified horse-hair."
THE OIGIRn' OF WHEAT.
The Edinburg Review, in a late able
article, discussing the origin of the cere
als, especially of wheat, states that there
are two theories upon this subject, one
which considers races of plants immuta
ble, and holds, therefore, that wheat ex
isted once and may still exist indigeni-
ously, somewhere, and another, which
maintains that cereal, as present known,
has been developed by cultivation. This
latter opinion tho Review advocates, that
the peculiar plants from which wheat or
iginated is growing well on the shores of
the Mediterranean, and known to botan
ists by the name of agilops.
It is urged, in confirmation of this hy
pothesis, that, wherever the cultivation
of a specie is known, it is found that
man has first applied to his use a plant
growing wild about him, cultivating it,
and sowing seeds from the best species of
the cultivating plant, until it reached a
slate so far excelling its original condition,
that it would have been impossible, for
any but an observer of the procesi, to
trace its origin.
The origin of wheat is presumed to be
analogous, and, in fact, the Review adds
that a French botanist reasoning in this
way, and observing many striking points
of resemblance between tho oegilopsand
wheat, undertook to develope the latter
from the former, and by saving, year after
year, the seed from such plants as appear
ed to approach nearer to its object, actu
ally succeeded in his object. The plant,
thus obtained, still continues to be culti
vated both by him and by others, and do
yield real bona fida wheat.
" Plough deep, end you will reap abun
dance of corn.
Love is shown by kind actions, not by
Cathedral at Montreal. A project
has been started in the Roman Catholic
churches of Montreal, for the erection of
a splendid Ca.hedral. which in itsiz
and magnificence is to surpass any edi
fice of the kind on the continent. It i
to be built after the model of St. Peter's
at Rome. The length is to b three hun
dred and fifty feet; breadth, one hundred
and seventy-five feet; and height of dome
three hundred feot. It will contain te
or twelve separate chapels and two or
gans, and the time calculated for ha com
pletien is ttt ! thin twelve, yert.