Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, January 21, 1858, Image 1

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Sharsfcan morning, 3aniWrn 21, 1858.
foreel thee' 'tis no easy task
To bid this heart of mine.
Give up it first wild dream of love.
So holy and divine ;
Forget thee ; bid the flowers forget
To blossom in the spring,
Go bid the bird beside its nest
Forget its song to sing.
Co bid the stars forget to shine
In God s own bine above.
As well as bid this heart of mine
Give up its dream of love ;
Can I forget that I have lived
In this eold world below ?
Can 1 forget that happiness
So mortal e'er can know ?
When the gentle moon forgets to shine
The sun to rise and set.
1:. teach this aching heart of mioo
Thv image to forget t
I -trove in vain to keep my heart
From ioviug thee too well ;
II v vainly 1 have striven,
Get a life of sorrow tell.
Oh. ra.iy no sorrow ever rest
i>n thy calm and peaceful brow.
Aud may thy heart forever be
As free from care as now
May God in mercy guard thee,
With his never ceasing love,
A:.a lead thee from thi- sinful world.
To thy " sweet home" above.
Mv business called rue through the northern
of the State of Illinois. I crossed tiie 11-••*
-••* river at Ottawa, intending to strike
'. k river at Foster's Mills Foster was an
- end who had gone out some yovs be
- and erected a mill upon one of the triba
r -of the last mentioned river, be having
• _g.t a whole township in that section It
care out of my way. as my most direct
■ was very near due west from Ottawa,
i . - ;s this route took me over sixty miles
r north. However. I had learned that
- was quite a good road to Rock river, and
[ - ."aed my horse's head in that direction. I
. ited my time, and concluded that by
r. -ate travelling I could reach the mil! iu
; l j the fir-t day my road lay through a
r\: -7 c.vt!y cleared, and was well travel- j
; ' it on the second day I struck into a
* region. ami the way was little better
• i bridle path through a dense forest I
( i - veral clearings. where small huts were
-• ; sr.J at one of these latter I -topped
t. eg seme dinner I found a young man
. v the premises, the father having
:..o tn:!N " I asked what mills they
- v • • -. tiie old iadv said thev were " Fos
t-M -"
: -? jveoplc I learned that Foster's
i* forty miles distant, and that the oo
' :*• >g. after 'leaving two near by, between
i -I there w is a <>rt of stopping place
i•: a man named Daniel Groome. They
m - . n-rally kept f<xxi for man and least.
•. s - >i a gwd *u;q ly of liquor, princi
v -key U;> bouse was twelve tulies to
? s ->4*t raited ra* T could reach Groome's
> i ok. and there get some supper, and
"-'A i '-i :my horse. Then I could easily
V -r's Gy nine, as the moon was well i
-s second quarter,
good people refused to take anything
'i. r. bat I bestowed half a dollar
i d.ixen-headeii urchin who was trotting I
i ;oon his bare feet, and then set for- :
*v-i Tiiere was another hut at the
' • - *? >f half a mile, and a second about a
1 1 * I -IT no more human habitation*
IGr - I found the tr. -
- as good 1 had expected, and arriv
t:_-' the forest ina at jast haif-past five.
was situated upou a romantic spot.
*- ver of isolated nature must have
i anni; g retreat. The house was ba it
g - -.u-do surface hewn, and the seams
• .xenent formed of some sort of fine
2n*< aud pitch There were three sepa
- - gs to this house, the principal one
' w ?h the cable end to the road.
L : i-ie other two u|>ou cither side, running
•• -*•" '**> L's. T:iea there was a barn a
"•---tauce off. w ; tb a piggery connected
1 g'.her, aad it was quite a place
-•- • ca ty A small stream ran close
• it ! water was pieutifui
T - r.v* up to the door. Mr Groome
He w ss a tali gaunt man with fiery
1 ar.d % face a coarse as it was ng'y
i *arpriaed when I heard his voice.
• J t -v ected a t.we hke the bellow of a
s;ead >f that his uotes fell upon
j ae the speech of a woman. He
" t- he *peke, and I thought to myself
, ' -'•* earance would deceive ar.y one.
' t-cvGwa he seemed a different atan
j 1 : "tr. i him that I was on my way to
" s aad couid only st k.ugecou?h
"7 and get some o!>per He
my fAee for some momenta w'/Jioa:
- aad finally said :
.' -- ie "irnetl into an entry ami
Re came—a tall, strapjung ycath of
I™ " '•* 1 in. twenty —with a red head and
- ->s aas e- uid belong to DO ooe bat a
i~x _ v ,t. •• Ike " took my horse, and
. ''"i-Xme ,ed the way to the *'sitting
15 he called it. It was rough but com
1 i the farmture vasisted of a j*ne
y. .. 4 r -d' >gany Lureaa. ami foar ioog pine
's ch tre j<>t agaiust the wall*.—
t ' *"* b-" 1 ehi r these If aches be*az
' - *- 's: 30iatc qu tea ssseo lac*
Groome asked me if I would like something
warm. I supposed he meant whiskey and I
told him no. He said I had better take a
little—'twould do me good. Dot I assured
him I never used it—that I felt better with
out it.
" Bat do you mean that you never drink
whiskey ?" he added, with elevated eyebrows.
" Never !" I told him
" Brandy, I s'pose ; or mebby rale old gin?"
pursued my host.
" No," I replied. " I don't use stimulating
drinks at all."
" You don't ?" burst from his lips while he
eyed me from head to foot. " Wal, stranger,
I'd give sun'thin for your pictur to hang up in
my house. Never drink ! How in mercy's
name d'ye live ! How d'ye contrive when ye
get wet and cold ?'
" Why,* said I, with a smile, " 1 get dry
again as soon as possible !''
" Dry, my sokes, I should think 'twould be
an everlastin' dry ! Never drink ! Wal—
here I've lived year in an' year out, goiu' on
to fifteen year, an' you're the fnst man I ever
seed as wonld'ut drink a bit o' whiskey on the
top of a long journey. Fact—stranger—'tis,
by thunder !"
I told hirn I thought it very probable, and
he then wont, and I heard him leave the house.
In half an hour my host came aud informed
me that supper was ready. He led me to a
! back room, where a table was set quite res-
I peetably, the dishes being of blue ware, aud
, nearly new. He and Ike sat down with me,
and as I saw them attack the various articles
jof food, 1 felt assured there could be no poi
son in them. The meal consisted of boded
potatoes, fr ed bacon aud uew wheat bread
aud I did ample justice to the repast.
'■ You thiuk you must go on to-night ?" said
my host, while we were eating.
" Yes," I told hint, " I wish to see my
i friend, aud I hail gain considerable time by
reaching his place to-night
" I< he exjiectin" ye ?" Groome a?ked.
" No." I answered.
'• Perhaps lie don't know that you're in this
sectiou at all ?"
" No, he doesn't," I said : and I expected
that my host would urge me to stay with him
until morning, so I had my answers all pre
But I was mistaken. He didn't urge any
such thing. Ou the contrary, he said lie tho't
[was wise in my determination. He would
like my company, bu; it wonld be better for
me to push on. I was quite relieved,
j It was a quarter to seven when my horse
was brought to the door. I took out my wal
let and asked what was to pay. " Half-a-dol
lar " I paid it, and asked which was the most
direct route.
| " You see that big tree, just over the barn
| there V
i " Yes." I said.
" Wal. that's right in the best road. When
you strike that you can't miss the way."
" But there another road ?—one which
: follows this stream right down to the mills ?"
I asked : for I ha-1 been informed by the
vooag man who had takeu charge of my horse
at noou, that Groom's inn was right by the
very stream whrch gave Foster his mill power. ;
aud that the road followed the stream direct
" Oh." said ray host, turning and looking off
towards the stream. " that road ain't fit to]
travel now. T'other one's the best "
•' But what's the matter w.tb it ?" 1 asked.
" Why the bridges are all washed away,
au' then there's been windfalls acro*t't. I
tried it bst week, and had to come back.—
The upper road is a matter of a mile or two
turder. but that's nothiu*. \ our beast is good
for it. I gw-ss."
I told hint ray horse would stand it well
eueugh. and then asked where the other roao
struck the stream.
" Abcut this three nbies this side of the
; mills," he replied.
•• It's all clear aud direct
" Yes. You can't miss the way."
i I bade ray host good bye. aad then -tarted
• on. I didn't like the idea of a new ruad at
ali. The vonth before mentioned hid told me
what an excellent road it was from Groome's
to the mill by the river road He said he
followed the stream, which was very near
straight, and that it was light axid open the
whole distant. However, of course, Groome
kuew so I must make the best of it. 1 look
ed back as I reached the edge of the wood, i
was upon a gentle eminence, and coal J over
look the shrubbery I had passed. 1 looked,
and I saw Ike going from the hou*e to the
' barn : he had a saddle upon his arm. 1 was
ure it was a saddle—pernapa he had an er
-1 rand to d v
Ere long I enterevl the wood, ar.u found it
thick and glo- ray. The path was plain enough
aud had evidently been at some time a travel
ed road. Aye—l remembered, now. of hav
ing heard mv informant of the noontide speak
of the " old roai " He said there used to be
a road leading to Rock River, bat when Fos
ter commenced hi- - tt'emect. and a rew road
' was opened by the stream, ar.d the c:J ojte
discontinued. He had said nothing about any
At the distance of two miles, I came to a
p'a v e where a bed of sand lay acres? the road.
It was a sort of eal'y. and a stream mast at
some time have run "there I looked, but s*
no track upon it Water had wppt across
since any iiiiug animal had trodden upon :t.
I slid from my saddle and exam.neO thorough
ly. bat I coold find no tracks
Of course the father of my noontime's h<*=t
could not have gone this way ! And yet he
had gone to Foster's Mills. I began to sus
pect mischief There bad been aa uneasy sen
sation lurking in my bosora ever since I left
the inn. Something vs wrong I regained
ray saddle and looked aboat. TTie sun was
nearly down—in twenty raiantes, at tbe far
therest. it would be out of sight.
las'.iocijreiy I drew one of my pistols from
the holster. I raised the hammer, and found
the cap in its place. I was jast potting it
lack, when I noticed a stark upon tbe bott
It was a re*. 7iar kuot in tbe wood Thai pis
■ I tlvvr.- n - -f: j -:cr I", in
ilot so sure as the other. I took out the other
and was sure the weapons had been changed
by the other hands than mine. They had re
mained in the saddle at the forest inn. I be
gau to think. Why was Mr. Groome so par
ticular to know if my friend expected me ?
Aud then why should he have been so anxious
to have me set forward that night, instead of
remaining with him, aud paying him a dollar
or so more than I did ? Then, this road—l
believed I had been deceived. There was no
freshets to carry away any bridges for it was
now nearly Autumn, aud the river road had
been traveled all summer. And then, the
saddle I had seen " Ike" carrying to the bam
There was sorely mischief in all this. Daniel
Groome had daughters at bis house, and, per
haps others, whom he would hare to hear the
noise of the robbery. Or very likely he would
not wish to have such a deed connected with
his house at all Of course he knew I had
money. No one would be travelling, as I
was then travelling, without a considerable
If my pistols had been taken out, might
they not have been further dealt with ? I
took one from the right holster and examined
it. The ball was in the right place, aud cap
on. Still I was not satisfied. I slipped the
cap off. and found the percussion composition
removed. There was not a particle left with
in the cap. And this was not all I found
the tube spiked with a little pine stick !
liore was the secret sure enough. I took
my penknife and succeeded in drawing out the
stick, and then I examined the other pistol,
which I found to be in the same plight. I
stopped and went to work in earnest. I had
au excellent screw for removing bullet*, and
my pistol barrels were emptied in a very few
moments. I had -erious objection to firing
them off in the woods, where the report might
betray the knowledge I had gained. So I
emptied them, and then snapped a enp upon
each. I found them both clear, and then pro
ceeded to lead them. which I did carefully.
And now, bow should I proceed? That
this road would lead me to Foster's Mills, 1
had no douht ; and it would be nearer for me
to keep on than to turn back. So u{K>n that
point my mind was made up.
And uext —which way would my host come ?
For that he meant to rob me I felt certain.—
Every cireyrastauce—everything that trauspir
el between him and to the one
simple result. Would he go dowu the river
road apiece, and head me off ? or would he
follow me directly up 1 Most likely the for
mer. I considered it awhile, and then resolved
to push on and keep on my guard.
The sun went down, and it grew dark in
the deep wood ; but the moon was already up.
and as her beams fell lengthwise upon the road,
she gave me considerable light when my eyes
had become used to the transition. Half an
h vir had passed since I looked at my pistols,
and just as I began to wonder if I had been
mistaken, I heard the sound of a horse's
tramp at a dislauce. At fir-t it puzzled me to
tell toe direction from which it came, but in a
moment I knew it was in advance of me, and
and upon my right hand which was toward
the river. Presently it stopped. I drew my
horse to the left side of the path aud kept on
h gentle trot. Laving raised the lappel of my
right liol-ter.
In a few moments I saw a dark form amid
the bushes, a little way ahead, on the right
A* I came up a man rode out. It was mv
host !
"Good evening, sir," he said, with exceed
ing politeness.
" Ah. go,d evening," I returned. " I had
not expected the pleasure of your company.'*
" No. I expect uot,'' he re*um-i. in a sort
of hesitating manner. " And I shouldn't have
c mie out, only for a little I forgot
wiieu you we*e at the iun."
It was plain as dav. Mv pistol* had been
rendered useless—l had been sent off into thi*
unfrequented wood, and now the viliran had
tliought to take my life and my money without
a v risk to bis own body, and then hide my
poor carcass iu tbe earth, where, very likely,
others had been hidden before. My eyes were
open, and ray hand rendv
' " May I to what business yoa allude V I
" Ye*." he sruppe-1 out. *om?;hing in agree
ment w.tu his feature- "I tao:.ey. money.
A* he spoke, he ra"*ed hi- p'-tol.
* Take it." I cried, pairing my p:<tol. and
pointing it In bis face.
"HA, ha. ha." he laughed in coarse triumph.
" your Yankee pistol* wern't made teo harm
such as in* 1 I"! soon put you where I've put
others afore "
When a man know* death is staring him : n
the face, and that oaly his act will avert it.
he i* uot ajt to wait loag. At least lam not.
And my host's last word* gave me ample
proof of the correctness of my suspicion*
Without waiting for him to finish, 1 fired.—
His finger* most have pressed the trigger ot
his pistol, for within the space of a watch rick
a sharp report answered, a-*! mingled mine,
and my bat shook upon my head.
Daniel Groome swayed to and fro severai
time* in hi* saddle, ar-d then with a gurgling
groan sank upon the earth. I slipped down
after bl and when I stooped over the body
I saw a few drops ot dark blood tr.ekling from
bis forehead
For a few cc.xner.ts I felt awe-struck and
condemned It wa* a natural feelir.g It snch
a presence But when I came to reflect
aii that had preceded the deed. I fed tuat
I had done my country a service I made tbe
robber's horse fast to a tree, and then remount
ed and rode on.
I reached the mill* about half-past nine, and
I found Faster and his family up. They were
glad to see me. aad introduced me to a Mr
Price, whom I afterwards found to be tbe
owner of the place wh&re I Lad taken my din
On tae following morning a party started
out under my guidance There were Faster
and Price, and three tceo who work is the
mil? When we reacbei the where tiie
I Tireriv Ha i Hatwari? ft tad 'lie u a*
I had left him, and my host lay upon the
ground stiff and cold. He had not bled at a!!,
the ball having made but a small wound,
though it had passed clear through.
A little way within the wood, we found a
place where the ground seemed at some time
to have been disturbed, and upon digging there
we found two human bodies. Subsequently
one more was found only a few rods distant.
The body of Groome was taken up to his
house, and we found Ike bad fled. He had
probably been out and found his dead father,
and fearing that he might be implicated, he
Mrs. Groome, was a mild, broken down wo
men, acknowledged that she had long beeu
aware of her husband's crimes, but that the
fear of death had kept her silent
Ike, I believe, has not vet been found, but
his mother is still living in Illinois with a mar
ried daughter, who is well off. She has grown
mere strong and happy since on which 1 had
the highway adventure with my host.
teacher who has been engaged a Ion? time in
his profession, and witnessed the influence of
a newspaper on the minds of a family of child
ren, writes to the Ogdeusburg StrUintl as fol
lows :
" I have found it to be the universal fact,
without exception, that those scholars of both
sexes and of all ages who have had access to
new-papers at home, when compared with
those who have not, are :
1. Better readers, excelling in pronuncia
tion, and consequently read more understand
2. They are better spellers, and define words
with ease aud accuracy.
3. They obtain a practical knowledge of ge
ography in almost half of the time it reqnire
others. as the newspaper has made them famil
iar with the location of the most important
places, nations, their governments and doings
ou the globe.
4 Tiiey are better grammarians, for having
become familiar with every variety in new-pa
paper. from the common place advertisement
to tiie finished and cla-ieal oration of the states
man, they more readily comprehend the mean
ing of the text, and consequently analyze its
construction with accuracy.
Eiin.oYVF.NT AND OPPORTUNITY. —I wo'd have
every boy and giri in the whole country taught
to make their own living at some useful em
ployment ; to mark out for themselves a sphere
of action and then fill that sphere ; to te use
ful in some honorable pur-ait. I wonld not
put the boys to trades aud professions to make
them great aud cood. and foid up the girl's
hands, aud lay theui away in a drawer or shut
them up in a parlor. I woujd not make the
boys se'f-reliant and vigorous by generous em
ployment, and the girls weak, puny, and de
pendent by idleness or folly I would not give
t le boys opportunities to develop their powers
aud become noble men, and deprive the girls
of ail these glorious privileges. I would not
open a thousand aver.ues to distinction, weilth.
an i worth to the bovs. and e vm-arativelv none
to the girls I would not st-ni the boys out into
the fild of life, bravely to earn their living,
and grow strong in doing it. aad the girls out
to beg their living out of the boys, a:,i grow
weak aad worthless in their descendeut beg
garv. I like the girl? too well to have them
th;t- maltreated. I would give them jnst as
gt>od A chance as the boys have. They should
not be degraded with half-pay. 3!ij oo'v two
or three ways of getting a living, just btrcaase
thev tnade to be women
" NOBODDY BIT L PRINTER." —Such was the
Steering remark of a person, residing not a
thousand miles from the door of our sanctum,
in refering to the profession we foiiow with
with prtde. '• Nobody but a printer." in -oothl
It makes our Mood ran rampsint through our
veins to hear soch expressions full from the
lips of those nursed on republican soil. " No
body but a printer." anyhow 1 What was
Benjamin Franklin 7 " Nobody but a prin
ter." What was Earl Stanhope ? "Nobody
but a printer " What were Goverr.o- Rigltr.
of Pennsylvania, Governor P> gler of Califor
nia. and Governor Floyd o? Virgin's * "No
bftdjf but printer*." Geo. P Morris. N P
W ~ s. Samuel R. riarisojt.Jas.
llarfiT, Horace Greeley, Bayard Taylor,
Robert Sears. Charies Djckcai, M Thiers,
D.vjg'ass GeroM, Geo. P Prentice. Hot. John
A Bingham Col John W Forney. Senators
Dix. Cameron and Niles V " Nobody but
printers." And last though cot lea*t. what
WAS BUCHANAN, who occupies the most euvia
: Lie position en earth ? " Nobody but a prin
ter." One thing is evident ; every person
that chooses can't be s printer Bra ns are
• Tots CARE YOUR CHILL-REV —Mothers,
rather than confide the health, life, and Lappi
uess of your cl .Urea : - the hands of Gran
gers. employ the ivtter ia the management of
your household affair* No price i* adequate
; to healthful aud weii-ed icaled children ; they
w 11 amply repay yon for ail the tears, the
time, trouble, and care bestowed oa them, a*
well a* for the eventual losses you may -u*-
tain for their sakes ia your evononrca! con
Every sensible mother, and prudent house
wife, will so A rrange iser various domestic oc
cupation*. as to enable her to pay sudk-ier.t at
tention to the r.zr*e-y ; >'r * ! she *•:•?-r her
valaable time to be wa*ted by inferior pur
suits that can be easriy managed by oth-er*.
SCHOOL A TVNT>ANCT —Three p*cp in oi e
of the svbcFJ* in Springfield. Mas* . have to:
been absent from a lesson, nor asked to be ex
j cosed from one, ia a period of sixty-eiget sue
' cessive K*bool weeks ! Two of them live a
mile from the scbool-hocse. tut neither heat
nor cold, cor storm, nor alluring object* of
! pleasure, hare drawn tbern fmn the put of
; duty Of coure tb*y haT-the first raak in
' the: ia--*
SCIENTIFIC BREVITIES. —Light moves at the
rate of about 192,500 miles per second A
ray of light moves generally in a straight, sin
gle line, from some luminous' point ; n beam
of light is an assemblage of rays. The nature
or essence of light, is unknown.
In 1861 thetrausitof Veuus takes place.—
By*the transit of Venus is meant what is gen
erally understood by an eclipse. The planet
Venius will generally pass between the earth
and the son, dnriug the day, and the darkness
caused by it will make lights necessarily in tl.o
houses. The transit happens only once in a
There are fiftyfive known elements, or pon
derable substances, forty-two of which are
uietals, and thirteen-non uietalic. The elements
by uniting, form compoauds. of which the ma
terial generally consists. Most of the ele
ments are usually solid ; but it is believed bv
philosophers generally, that by intense heat,
ali the solids might be converted into liquids,
and these into
abstraction of heat, gases aud liquiJs might be
Kelper says that the globe has vital powers,
and that its elementary atoms possesses in
stincts and will.
Gold and silver are the only perfect metals
known : they are railed pefeet, because they
lose nothing from the heat of the fire. Imper
fect metals are those which decrease by the
heat of fire, and are easily corroded by acids ;
as quicksilver, lead, copper, Ac.
•I L'ST ABOUT RIOHT.—Some forty years ago,
w hen a man's respectability depended much on
taking a newspaper, a certain shrewd old
fellow wa- one morning enjoying the luxury of
perusing his paper (although he labored under
the great disadvatage of not knowing a single
letter of the alphabet,) when a more knowing
neighbor of his happeued in—perhaps, to bor
row his paper—observing to him that he had
his paper wrong end up The old gentleman
drawing himself up in ai! the affronted dignity,
exclaimed : —" I would have you to know, sir.
that if I take a paper and pay fur it. 1 have a
right to read it which end up I please "
EVERY WORD TRUE. — It i A great and prev
alent error, that children may t>e left to run
wild in every sort of company and temptations
for several years, and then it will oe time
enough to break them in. This mi-take inak-s
half our spendthrifts, gambler*, thieves and
drunkards. No man wonld deal so with his
garden or lot :no man would ra : se a celt or
puppy on snch a principle. Tafc* notice, pa
rents—unless von till the new soil and throw
in the good seed, the devi! will have a crop of
weeds before yon know what is taking place.
Look at your dear children, and think wheth
er yon will leave their rafe'y or ruin at hazard,
or whether you ' -.11 not train them nn in the
wav thev should go.
MF.MOP.Y or A MACFIE. —A iady who caught
her mag|>ie >ttA<i:.g herpi- kie i wair.uts. tlirew
3 basin of hot grease over the po>r bird, ex
claiming : " Oh. you tL'ef. you've been at the
pickled walnuts, have you ?"
Poor magpie was dreadfully horned, Lis
feathers came -ff. leaving Lis head entirely bare.
He lost aQ spirits and .-poke not a word for
more t'naa a year, when a gentleman called at
the house, who on taking off hi* hat, exhibit
ed a very bald head. The magpie apjeared
evidently etrnck with the circuui-gance. Hop
ping upon the back of his chair, an I looking
Liai hastily over, he suddenly exclaimed, in
the ear of his a*ton:*hed visitor.
'• Oil, you thief! you've been at the p'ekied
walnuts, have yoa V
Thi*. if we rightly remember, is the inscription
on a sun d'r.i in Italy. It inculcate.- a beau
tiful lesson which many are prone to disregard.
It would teach r.s to remember the bright
days of life, and r.ot to forget the bles.-ing*
Go>i is giving u* Life, it is true, is not ail
bright and beautiful. But still it has its lights
as well as shades, and it is neither wise nor
graceful to dwell too much upon the darker por
tions of the picture. He who looks upon the
bright - ie of ! fe, a: i c.nkes the best ftv -y
--thing, will, we think, other things being t-qual.
be a better, happier uun. ;iian t >e, wi o, H-
Fmrklin says, are always Kxtk ng t thc
ngiy irg. and S. J occa-ioii for c cnpla t and
censure ia alaivot everything they meet ita
Sriri Ar; o'-I lady, a profe**"r of tbe * a*h
erweraan'* sn, had rra r ag i to <-rape togeth
er s ifEecie'it in-4Ti* to l uiki a srr*al' Ivoore and
baru ia the coonty. O'te afterw,D. soon af
ter she was coiufortabiy established in her
new home, a bia.k cloni was seen in the west,
and befcre oiaoy mi laics, a tor aiio swept
through her pr-p-rty. scattering the
timbers of her ii; tie bam in ali three tin*
Coming out of L-.r k.tchen, and *eeing the
devastation the -rerrn had made, the eld lady
a* firs; *x)uld ot fiiid word- to express her in
dignati* n, bui a; lost exclaimed : —'* Well,
here's a pretty badness ' No : tatter, though
I'll |*ay you for this—ll Wash uu ricuday
- Mc-rHun v.—Why ?! * insatiable crar ■ g
for riches ? Doe* a laari drink rc-rere aheti he
drink? fr> m a large glass ? Fn>ta whence
come* that oo.Teral dread of a r ii<xrity, tj-.e
fniitfol not her of peace ted liberty ? AL !
there is the evil whrtih. above every other, it
should I* the aim of both public a. i
education to anti -pete ! If that wue gotri
of. what treasot * Wvm'i be spared, bL?:
ne** avoided, what chain of exres* and .
wou'.d be forever broken * We award \U ja::a
to charity, and to j ht,! ek.. tali,
let n* owarvl it to modcrstity. for il the great
social virtac. Eve- wtr*. il dors roi create
the other*, it sUtdx instead iff them ZTMU'-.
5, *rtt'r*
tut' The >r-i •* UIIH UT reap !■
*wftage* t*. 5,, -lAttv'- t > nr bis Hand
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v 01.. XV I 11. — "NO. 33.
ing rules are recommended for their excellence,
brevity, and practical utility. Let every pa
rent and guard'au read, ponder and inwardly
digest :
1. From your children's earliest infancy, in
culcate the ueces.-ity of instant obedience.
2. Unite firmness with gentleness. Let
your children always understai*] that you
mean what yon *ay.
3. Never promise them anything unless you
are quite sure you can give them what you
4 If you tell a little child to do something
show him how to do it. and 9ee that it is done.
5. Always punish your children for willfully
disobeying you, bot never punish theru in an
6. Never let them perceive that they TCX
you or make you lose self-command.
" If they give way to petulance, or ill tem
|cr. wait till they are eaim, and then gently
reason with them on the impropriety of their
H. Remember that a little present punish
ment, when the occasion arises, is more effec
tual, than the threatening of a greater punish
ment, should the fault l>e renewed.
9 Never give your children anything be
cause they cry for it.
1<. On no account allow them to do at one
time what you have forbidden, under the same
circumstances, at another.
11 Teach them that the only sure and
way to appear good, is to be good.
12. Accustom them to make their little re
citals with j>erfect truth.
13 Never allow talc bearing.
14. Teach them self-denial, not self-indul
gence, of an angry and resentful spirit.
If these rules were reduced to practice
daily practice—by parents and guardians, how
much misery would he prevented, how many
in danger of ruin would be saved, how largely
would the happiness of a thousand domestic
circles be augmented ! It is lamentable to
s.-e how extensive is parental neglect, and to
witness the bad and dreadful consequences in
the ruin of thousands.
KEJJOTVG Al.OCD. —There is no treat so great
as to hear good reading of any kind. Not <nc
gentleman or lady in a hundred can read so as
to please the ear and send the words with gen
tle force to the heart, and understanding. Iri
distinct utterance, whines, drones, nasal twangs
gnttrnal notes, hesitation*, and other vices ot
elocution, are most universal. Why it is, no
one can say, unlesa it IM? than either the pul
pit. or the nursery, or the Sunday-School gires
the style, iu these days. Many a lady can sing
Italian songs with considerable execution, but
cannot read English passably. Vet reading.
i by far the more valuable accomplishment of
the two. In most drawing-rooms, if a thing is
to be read, it is discovered that Dobody can
re - i : on- has weak lungs, another gets hoarse,
another chokes, another has an abominable
sing-sotig, evidently & tradition of the way in
w ; ;i h he said Watts' hxmr.s when he was too
young to understand them ; another raurble->
like a broad-wheel wagon ; and an other lias a
way of reading which set:n ; to proclaim that
what i- read is of no sort of consequence, and
had better net be 'i;tened to
tsf ' Education does not commence with
i the alphabet. It begins with a mother's look
—with & father's smile of a;(probation, or a
• of reproof —with a sister's gentle pressure
of the hand, or a brother"?
bearance — of flowers in green and
dai?y meadows—with bird's nests admired,
i bet not touched—with creeping an*.?, and al
rr.>-t ini"'-er<reptible emmets —with h nortec.
! bees and glass bee-hire? —with p'*a?*Bt walks
|in -hr y ia: e. and with thoughts directed in
sweet and kindly tones and words, to mature
to acts of benevolence, to deeds of virtue. and
I to li.e source cf all good to God himself.' 7
I-aT* Dissimulation in youth i- the fort-runner
of perfidy in eld see ; its apj/f-araace is the
falsi omen of growing dcprav.ty and future
-name. J: degrades parts of learning, ob
-1 streets tie lustre of ertrr aocumpfc-hment,
and k? cs to contempt. The path of fh!e
bocd is perpiejrng maze. After the firat
departure from sincerity, i: is not in our pow
er t -• ->p : one art.Sce unavoidably leads on
to another, till, as the 'r.cai jof the ia'oy
r:n h we ar.-e: Ur.gied ia our
Us" " Y>u c i'n't sy your prayers to-night
ehiid," saui a met her to h*-r little ctrl of four
years, who had been jomrvrhat refractors for
a time previous to patting her to bed. '•Well.**
?ai \ the tiny sinner. " if when I iii* and go to
heaven. God s-k? me whw I d:'irs't ( my
prayers to-n _*\t. 1 -hail teli m you would?. *t
let me.'
tSr* I.lke the gner*';ty of king? v 1 ec- ;
qa*- r. Fr-derc th* Sad air m phi!-,-
• : T-r re to death—i vihers. In
*ne of hi* battle* a hat taboo of
ioc'ik i th*ir h*el* ?.-3 r".gvj <•*:
them. howling oat. " War do yo run away
mn o' i biaskenardr. I> s-u td k
forever V
Iv ***l7 L:\v - \j j rcej *aid r*i
were c nner* w ;.s. , c $ r [V. Vr-j
mean by .nat, y.-ts a sen'ptor
-*o sr.!.l ih --cp myself, but I fenwSh
• "tOlre to a tui.. that does "" -
-•> ?i U —lt ha., been said by a sin
c : : •g, t at if a.! th br.tLi, ♦ tones a1
. "i '.sf Great Britain were gathered to
re thr, there to* b: to bu:'d £Trat Tti-i ■A ?b:aa
Qeijea r"iod wi*b oi*Ma*g*d d--g
--tifi ibe Sm-h) ha.- beeu .-o.
for newv •gt- ;o sook upon <>ath as
tiling tra.'i tumble ; forget ti*g <,r rather
&oi knowior) thai i s a wise sad bvawtifuj
law •!f natr to • ti. vustu 3 we.rr fialir-k
aud *r. IK