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Advertisements inserted at one dollar par iquiro for the first) and fifty coiila tor ouch lubnequent insertion. A liberal discount made on yearly advertisements. ljqnire, (ten Lines) oho yoar.....glO 00 QiaMtet one year 15 00 a .miirM one year. 13 00 F.ir one half of a column. 23 00 1 square lixinontlii 7 00 2 squares six months 10 00 9 squares six months 13 00 forone half of a column.... VO 00 1 square three mmtlie.,,, 4U4 5 50 2 squares three months 8 00 3 squares three month 10 00 tfjl'f I tune Swiml. LEWIS MLfCALFE, i Pri GEORGE E. PURVIS. EmoR' Sent Free) of Postage in Franklin County. 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 God himself." . 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 the stores. 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. THE PUBLISHED WEEKLY, BY VOLUME 1. G0INO AHEAD. 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 Mississippi river. 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. U A sra inn rarp.lPSft ft nnStPritV ! not ... ... .i . ... ..' ncMPrmrr itinr iiihv rn. mi urn iimii 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. what OMINOUS. 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 1111 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. HOME GEO. E. PURVIS AND WM. J. WINCHESTER, TENN.. MARCH C, 1857. Written for tlis Horn Journal. WHEN THOU AND I WERE AND LASS. ' BY MRS. A DEM A C. GRAVES. IAD 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 conclusive action. 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 nnarmae In hhicIioimii nr I .!, .n nnnf I ... , . , , '', , i inainnartnmAmAiiAiiin(pmnii.i.Aet hnr.irj i 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 frown. 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: Coffee, Teas, Woolen Manufactures, Cotton, Silk, Linen, Iron and Steel, Copper. Tin, Molasses, Sugar, $21,500,000 6,900,000 30,000,000 26,000,000 1 33,000,000 11,000,000 54,000,000 2,000,000 6,000,000 1 4,000,005 22,600,000 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. . JOURNAL. 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 by. 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. day 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 phytic. Never trouble others for what you can do yourself. ' a- ' - - - If we crave the mait love them. love of others, we PER ANNUM IN ADVANCE. NUMBER 9. Written for the Horn Journal. TO M. 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. NEMO. 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 pigeon. 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 a time. 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 THINGS. 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 Of eternity. 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; i w 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. : TERMS Oi; SUBSCRIPTION. IN AnVANCH, WITHIN SIX MONTHS, TWJCLVK MONTHS, I on 100 INDUCEMENTS Tfl CLUBS. 3 copies 95 00; 10 copies 915 00f 3 copies 8 00; ' 15 copies 30 00. BOOK AND JOB HUNTING. BLANKS OF KVERY K!ND, PAMPHLETS, PROGRAMMES, POSTERS, CARDS, CIRCULARS, RECEIPTS, FUNERAL TICKETS, DRUG LABELS, BILL HEADS, HAND BILLS, &.C. THE HAIE SNAKE. The New England farmer, dwelling up on his singular species of "onnimated nature," says: "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 fair speeches. 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.