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Thr HENRY J. STAHLE.
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BY J. G. WBITTIER
Blest land of Judea! thrice hallowedof song,
Where the holiest, of memories pilgrim-like throng;
tke shade of tty: palms, by the shores of thy sea,
the hills of thlbeauty, my heart is with thee !
With the eye of a spirit, I look on that-shore,
Where pilgrim and prophet hare lingered before;
With the glide of a spirit. I trareme the sod
Blade bright by - the steps of•the angels of God.
Blue sea -of the bills ! in my spirit I hoar - --
Thy waters of Gennaiserat, chime on my ear!
Where the lowly and Just with the people sat down,
And thy spray on the dust of his sandals was thrown
Beyon4 are Bethulia's mountains of green.
And the desolate hills of the wild Ciadarene •
. .u on the goat , crags of the Tabor - tosee
The gleam of thy waters, oh dark tialilee !
Flark; a sound itithe iallies ! where swollen and strong,
Thy river, oh Kishon, is sweeping alono• • -
'Where the Vanaanite strove with J ah in vain,
And thy torrent grew dark With 'odor the slain. -
There, down from his monriOni ti Zebnlon came,
And NaphtalPs stag, with , his eye halls - offlame, . -
And the chariots olJabin rolled harielosslron,
For the arm of the Lord vas Abinociin'i son i.
There sleep the still rocks and the caverns which rang
To the song which the beautiful Prophetess bang,
When the Princes of Is.sacher stood by ber - side, •
rid tire~haut of a host inns triumph rsplied.--, -
Lo'llethlehern'ahill-site before me le seen,
With the mountains around, and the rallies between ;
There rested the shepherds ofJudah, and there '
The song of the angels rose sweet on the air.
And Bethany's palin:trees in beauty still throw
Their shadows at noon on the ruins below ; -
But where are the sisters who hastened to greet
The lowly Bedeetuer, cud sit at his feet ?
I tread where the TWELVE in their wayfaring,trod
I stand where they stood with the OHOSEN OF GOD !
Where' Elia bles.sing was heard, and Hiw lessons wqre taught,
Where the blind were restored, and the healing was wrought.
Oh, here - with his 'lock the sad Wanderer came,
These hills he toiled over in grief are the same—.
The foal:its-where he drank by the wayside stilt Clow,
And 'the same airs are blowing which breathed on his brow
-And throned on her hills Sits Jerusalem yet ;
But with (lust un her forehead, and chains on her feet ;
For the crown of her pride to the mocker hath gone,
And the holy Shechina is dark where it shone •
.But wherefore this,dream of the earthly abode
Of humanity clothed in the ht.:giant:A of God ?
Where my spirit but turned from the outward and dim,
It could gaze. even now, on the presence of Ifflu'f.
• Not iu clouds and in terrors, but gentle as when
In love and in ineekneAs ho moved among men ;
And the voice which' breathed peace to the waves of the sea,
In the hush °flay spirit would whisper to me !
And what if ow feet may not tread where he stood,
Nor my ears hear the dashing of Gallilee's
NOr my byes see the cross which he bowed hill] to bear ;
Nor my knees pre.,,s Gethsemane's garden of prayer;
Yet, Loc;ed of thylitther, thy spiricis near
To the meek. - and the lowly, and penitent here ;
And .the voice of thy love is the same, even now,
Asa Bethany's towb, or on Olivet's brow.
Oh, the outward hath gone but in glory and power,
The SPIRIT Rurt•is - eth the things of an hour ;
Unchanged, underaying, its Pentecost flame
On the heart' &littered altar is burning then same !
JUST CHARGE IT.
A SKETCH FOR NEW BEGINNERS IN LIFE
"Charles, what did this peach preserve cost?"
"I'm sure I don't, know, Hannah."
• %'ltu.t you bought it this:morning, didn't
you?" . . '
• "I know I did, but I didn't ask the price of
"Did you not pay for it ?"
"Why not ?"
"0, because I don't stop to make change.
I have opened an account with Mr. Waldron.
and shall hereafter settle once in three months."
- - This conversation was going on at the tea
table, between Charles Alathews - and his wife.
Mathews was a young mechanic, who had just
commenced house-keeping, and as he was mak
ing excellent wager, Ke could afford to live
:pretty well. After he had made known his
detci•mination to his wife, she remained some
time in silent thought.
"Charles," at length she said, in a very mild,
persuasive tone; "I think it would be better to
pay for things as you take them. You know
you receive your pay every Saturday night,
-and you could pay as you go very easily."
"I know I caul d," returned Mr. Mathews,
with the air of a man who had unanswerable
arguments at his command, "but then it would
not be near so handy. , You see if I pay toy
store bill once a-quarter, I shall save ail,-the
trouble of making change : and shall not only
save sometime, but also avoid mistakes."
• "Mistakes !" repeated Hannah, "how can
listakes occur when you pay for things as
you get them V
"I will tell . you,. :Sometimes it may not be
convenient to pay for a thing when I get it—
I may forget m y money or I may only take it
on —then I pay for part and not for all,
some things may get charged which I pay for.
No, Hannah, a d settlement once a quarter will
be the best. and most. convenient all around.
-I am satisfied of it."
Weil, perhaps itap!ay," said the wife, with
an earnest tone andlook, yet with a swile,
"but I cannot think so."
-But why not ?"
....Why, on all accounts. in the first place.
you will buy wore than you would if you paid
.cash. • Now you needn't shake lour head, for
I. know it. There are so many little luxuries,
3ittle extras, which we do not need. but which
you will yet be apt to buy Ifyou dJ not have to
pay cash down. I know something about this
.credit busitii:ss, and it is not a fair thing. In
the second place, if you pay cash for everything,
you will get your goods cheaper. 'A trader
will sell cheaper when he can have the money
in his hand, than when he has to carry out
the amount on his ledger."
"But let me tell you, Hannah, that Mr. Wal
drcuf will not cheat. He is not the man to take
advantage that way."
`.You Ini:•understaxid me. Charles. Do you
not know that all traders can afford to sell
cheaper for cash than for crdit.? 2delvo.
droll, for a five dollar bill, will let you have
fl,fittailtr Vatitits, .c..lgritulturr, ritrraturr, - 2rts get grirtas, 'At Varkrts, eturral Limutit nui forrign ntrlli rnrr, ~ lburrtiuing, .ainnermrut,
more sugar than he would for the same amount
entered at different, timed on fiis ledger., Ile
can afford to do .so. Traders' like to secure
cash 'customers. I think you will find it to
our advantage to try the cash, system. sow;
I do not believe you would have bought this
peach preserve if you had to paythe cash fbr it."
• i I rill ex • , • •
nab, and I thought you would accept it grate
fully," returned_theyounhusbandja a tone which showed. that his feelings were touched.
"I know - you did," said' the wife, laying her
hand affectionately upon his shoulder, "and
am grateful, for I know you would do any
thing to please me-; but for the sake of help
ing you I would forego all those things. Per
haps"—and the wife. spoke very low—"you
might be able to buy a little cottage of 'your
own one of these days." , .
For several days Charles. sent
things up from the store as were actually need
ed. At length, as he went into the Store one
morning on his way to work,' he' saw some
splendid looking pickles in fancy jars.- He had
ordered the articles he needed, and was about
to leave, when Mr. 'z , VGraldron spoke : "Mr.
Mathews, don't you w'ant, a jar of those pickles?
I carried my wife in a jar; last evening, and she
thinks them superior to anything she ever saw
Now,, Charles knew that his wife - had plenty
of plain, pickled cucumbers, some that her
mother had put down for her, but Mr. Wal
dron's wife had had some of those fancy ones,
and. why shouldn't llama's? '
_ _."Shall J,serid you'up a jar ?"
"How much are, they ?"
"Only a dollar."'
"Yes, you " ..tend up ono, and just - charge
it if you pie
"0, certai , anything yon want you may
order at any time, and you• may be assured we
shall be happy, acconnnodate you."
Now, this seas flattering to young Mathews'
feelings, to think,that the trader had so much
con tid e n—bim,- - -a-ad, he wen t, a way with an
exceeding good opinion of hiinselfand his cred
it, and, of the storekeeper in particular. '
"Only a'dollar Yes .only a dollar on the
trader's books, that is nothint,-,.----But a dollar
right out of one's pocket, that is different.
Charles Mathews would-not have Might those
pickles - if the cash had been required for them.
"Ah, Mathews, look here ; I've got some
thing to show you." , - This was said by the
trader to the - young man on the very next
morning after •the purchase of the pickles.
And so Mr. Waldron led our'heyo out t 6 the
back side of the, store and opened a box.
"There, Mathews, ain,'t these nice oranges ?"
"They are 'nice," replied Charles., And sou
they really were.
- "I know your wife would like some of these.
I carried some in to my wife; and she wanted
me to save her four or five dozen."
"These are nice. How high do they come ?"
•Let's see ; I can send you up three dozen
for a dollar ;. I .get. -those very cheap. You
know they are retailing at five and six cents
"Yes. Well, you may send me up three
dozen. Just charge them, if you please."
"Certainly ; anything else -this morning ?"
"I believe not."
And so Mathews went on. This morning it
was a dollar—to-morrow perhaps fifty cents.
It didn't seem very much. The young man
kept just as much money -in his pocket as
though he hadn't bought them. "Only a dol
lar," he would say to himself, "that is not so
*eh out of twelve dollars a week." And so
it might not be ; but the trouble" was "only a
dollar." He forgot, o add this dollar with the
former dollar, and 411 it two &liars, and with
the next call it threetand so on.
One evening Charle's came home with a gold
chain attached to his Watch.
.ard up for
money, and let me have it for twelve dollars."
—lt is elle* to'be sure," returned 'Hannah,
but yet not with so nau - ch pleasurable surprise
a'S her husband had anticipated. "But," she
added, "you will feel the loss of the money." .
"Poh ! I have money enough. You know I
have spent, i but very little lately. I have been
pretty Saving. "
"But you forget one
. thing., Charles. The.
money whidh you have in your hands is not
"Not mine !"
"No, it belongs to the store-keeper and to
the butcher and to our own landlord. You
know they must be paid."
"Don't you fret about them. I know it
don't cost me anywhere near twelve dollars.a
week to live, for I have made au estimate.
There is Wilkins who works right side of me
in the shop, he has four children, and only gets
the same wages that I do, and yet he lays up
some three or four dollars every week beside:.
paying his rent."
"Yes," said Hannah. "I know he does. 1
was in to see his wife the other day, and she
was telling Inc how well they were getting
along. Mr— Wilkins takes his basket every
Saturday night and goes over to„,the market
and buys his week's quantity of meat and veg
etables, and trades tor• cash, so that he gets
everything at the best advantage. So he does,
at the store. He lays in a good quantity of all
those articles which will keep, and buys them
as cheap as he can.; Butter, eggs, cheese, ap
ples, and such, he'buys when the — market is
lull, and when they are cheap, and he always
buys enough to last his family over the season
of scatcity,• when such things are high. his
butter. for instanee,he bought for eighteen cents
a pound—a large firkin of - if=and it is much
sweeter than .that for which you pay twenty
••'l•wenty-eight cents !" repeated the young
‘-l'es. I asked Mr. Waldron's . man who
brought it up, and he said it. had risen to twen
ty-eight cents. Mr. Wilkins got, fifty dozen
eggs some time ago for twelve cents a dozen,
and his wife packe:dthuni down, and they kept
well. You, will have CO pay Mr. Waldron
thirty-three Arise you sent up yesterday."
Charles Ma saes was somewhat astonished
at, this view bribe ease, but it could not Le
helped now ; and 'the subject was dropped.
His gold c!bain had lost its charm. It did not
look so well, even in - his min eyes, as had the
GETTYSBURG, PA.: MONDAY, DECEMBER 25; 1454.
simpla:blacls-cord which he had worn Before.
At length the end of thequarter eameiround.
The first-bill paid was the rent, which amount
ed to thirty-one dollars. The - next was the
butcher's,bill,which came to thirty.si s dollars.
Charles Was astonished to see how The meat
bill - footed up. But when he saw' how Many;
the cause of wonder was at an end. Nest he
paid the hiker's bill, which was thirteen dol
lars. When he had come home in the evening
he had paid all his bills except his grocery bill."
"Mr. Waldron sent in his bill to-day," said
his wife after Suppet.
"Ah, did he net me see it."'
Hannah brought it and Charles looked at
it. He was astonished at its length. and when
he cameto look at the bottom of the column
his face turned a shade paler. It footed up just
sixty-five' dollars—an average of five dollars
...This is impossible !" he uttered as be gazed
upon it. But he examined the different articles.
and he cc:surd remember when he ordered
them. These things which cost only a dollar.
looked very innocent when viewed alone, but
in the aggregate they had a different appear
"How much . shall you lay up this quarter,
Charles_?" kindly , asked the wife, as she came
and leaned over her 'husband's shoulder, and
parted the hair on his forehead and smuoth-1
ing it back.
"How much shall I lay up ?" he repented.
"Not much: Get - the slate and let us retkon
up." -Charles was resolved to-be frank about
the matter and let his wife know all.
The slate was brought. First 'Hannah pnt
down one hundred and fifty-six dollars its the
quarter's wages. Then
,eanie the rent, and-the
butchcr, and die baker.
Now you may luti!down twelve dollars for
this chainand Twelve dollars for sundries—
that -means cigars, tobacco, nuts, beer, soda,
theatre tickets, Alin such things. Now take
all that from my quarter's wages, and see how
Hannah performed the sum and gave flfty
two dollars as the result.
"Fifty-two dollars." uttered Charles. sink
ing hack into his chair, "and we have not
hought'one article 'of clothing or furniture.
Fifty-two dollars with Which to pay sixty-five;
There is thirteen dollars short this quarter, and
I ought to save thirty at least."
"Well, - it's no use to mourn over it." said
the wife in a cheerful tone, for she saw that
the husband felt badly. "Let's commence
again. there's nothing like trying, you know."
For some moments Charles remained silent.
Ile gazed first upon the bill he had in his hand,
tlr.m.upon the figures on the slate and then
upon the floor. At last he spoke : there was a
peculiar light in his eyes and a flush upon his
count ens nce.
"ILtnnah, I see where the trouble is, and I.
must freely admit that I bare been wrong ; if
[ had paid for everthing as I bought it, I should
not have been where I am now in pecuniary
masters. You are right, I see it all now, I
hive not estimated the value of money as T
ought. Let me once get up' again to where I
began and I will do differently. I must step
down to the store this evening and pay Mr.
Waldron what I have. and the rest I will pay
him when I am able."
•"fhat matter can be easily settled," said
Hannah, with a bright, happy look, '•I have
more than enough to make up the amount of
that bill. It is money I had when we were
married. Wait a moment."
Charles protested most earnestly against
taking his wife's money, but she would listen
to no argument on that subject. It was her
will and he must submit. So he went down
and paid the grocery bill and on his way home
he sold his gold chain for fourteen dollars._ He
felt happier when he got the old black cord
once mom.about his neck, and the money now
to commence the quarter with.
' On the next Alonday 'nothing the young
man went into the meat-store to send home a
piece ,of beef for dinner.
"How much will you have?"_ asked the
‘.O, three or four"—
Pith an im
'aid fur it?"
with a sort
tat - are you
`wavy it is;
Charles got thus far, and then he stopped.
He had always been in the habit of ordering an
-indeffni4e quantity, and leaving the butcher to
cut it at the highest figure, and charge the
highest prices :
.and, then he remembered how
much was Usually wasted.
"Let me have two pounds," he said. He
stopped and saw it weighed and then paid for it.
When he went home at noon he found that
his two pounds of beef had made enough and
there-was none to waste. The next morning
he went to the store • Mr. Waldron had some
nice figs just come in, which he showed.
a moment Charles hesitated, but then lie re
membered that he had to pay for all he bought.
he concluded not to take them. He found that
things were.: not quite so enticing when it, re
quired' cash-to get them as when the payment
could be -postponed. Ile paid for what he
bought, and went his way, and thus things
went on through the week. When it came
Saturday night, he knew that all the money in
his pocket was his own, after deducting the
rent. That evening be went over to the mar
ket with Wilkins, and bought as Much meat
and vegetables as he thought would last him
through the week. He found that he made a
saving of at least 20 per cent. by this opera
tion, and when opportunity offered, he made
the same saving in other matters.
At the end of that qoarter Charles Mathews
did not have to get any slate. He paid his
house rent, and then he found he had thirty
five dollars left in his pocket. That was all
his—he did not owe a penny of it.
"Ah , Hannah;" he said as he held the money
in his hand and looked at it, "now I sec how
easy it is for a man to be wrong and his wife
right. This money all comes of paying as Igo
along. It is very easy and simple to say :
'Just charge itT and a man may easily buy
things under such circumstances. but when
the day of reckoning comes these three simple
words that soun I so innocent when spoken. are
found to be costly things. I would not have
believed it had . I not tried it. I could- not
have believed that a man would put chase so
many more useless articles simply because be
could have them charged. But I s'e it now.
and if I refused to follow your ad vice at first.
I have gained experieuce enough to lead me
to follow it the more implicitly now.
Charles :11athews never again allowed him
self to be led away by the crcdit system, but
he followed the cash rule punctually, and the
ccmsequence has been that he cannot only now
buy any quantity of produce, Ns- 0 (A, coal.
at ciicap cash pi ;ccs„but iv: has cut oti eA
pense of house-nut, for he , own4 a s.:eg
cottage in the suburbs, an it is all 'paid for.
"TRVTB IS XIGHTT, AND WILL: rasvAm."
The Way to get--a- Mormon Wife,
it is rather,.hairl work' to get, a Mormon
wife, notwithsta' tiding 'sonie_of the saints have
so many. The prevalence of polygamy has
stimulated male emigration to the Great Salt
Lake City, but as some, sunbarraSsments are
thrown in the wav of outsiders in gaining ac
lowing question is asked'in. the News': - - -
Mr. _Elitur : Can_a_gentlenian of good,repu,
tation and character„ not of your religions
creed, be permitted to associate with your fe
males and enjoy the chit-chat and' sociability
with them that are usual in the circles of what
may be termed good and genteel society in the
world. at large ? . - .
By the answer to the question it 'appears
• that the' service of a brother to entitle him to
'the privilege of wives without number, is more
severe than that imposed on Jacob of old. It
is right to infer that Inogus, saints have come in,
and shnultaneouSly embraced Mormonism and
a plurality_ of wives ; hence the necessity of a
severe course of discipline to. entitle the faith
ful to-the joys of polygamy. here it is laid
down in the unsWer to. the' above:, as follows :
• ...If a 'irentleman wishes 'to associate with
our finvifes, let him repent and be baptized for
the remission of his sins. But this alone will
—not...instire him....success,Jormapy have_sub,
witted, themselves to the ordinance of baptism,
and have added damnation to' themselves by
_by pocri deal ly , bow i ng—to—certain----riteg—iu
ceremonies with' motives other than to glorify
God' and save , themselves'froun this outward
generation. Let these'gentlenten go forth'and
preach the gospel to 'the nations like the Mor
mon elders. without , purse or scrip.' Let,
them be mobbed, tarred and feathered,' and
whipped a few mires for Christ's sake, not for
their own follies ; and return, 'after a few
years' labors, clear in 'conscience, pure in heart
and unspotted from the we'll. If they can do
these things and endUre,' they may, begin to
associate with our females, and seek' among
them a companion and partner for the life that
now is, and that which is to come."
Brigham Young said, in a public address
before the Mormons: '4 know as well as I
know that I am standing before you to-day,
that I have had money put into my - trunk, and'
into my pocket, without the instrumentality of
man. This I know to a cextainly,„"
Some of our people who are paying twelve
per centum would like to have their trunks
filled in the same manner.
It has been asserted that some of the Mor
mon women believed in the honiely adage,
sauce-for the goose, -sauce for the gander,"
and hence, a plurality of 'husbands should be
allowed, but the male. saints object. --Boston
Weights and Measures.
Tn an article-tin-Weights. and measures, the
Newburyport Hero/LI - remarks that, no two na
tions have the same—though -the same name
to designate them may be used in many coun
tries. Take the mile measure for instance :
In England and the United States, a mile means
1760 yards : in the Netherlands it is 1003,
yards ; while in Germany . it is 10,120 yards,
or nearly six English miles ; in France 2025
yards. The Scotch mile is 1984 yards, and
the Irish 3038 yards. The Spanish mile is
2427 yards, and The Sweedish mite 11,700
yards. These are computed in English yards;
- but the yard itself of three feet in length, has
diverse significations in different places. Tae
English yard is 36 inches ; the French 3033
-inches ; the Geneva yard 57.60: the Austrian
37.35 ; the Spanish yard 33.09 ; the Prussian
36.57 ; the Russian 39.51. • For measures of
capacity the dis Similarity is yet wider and
more perplexing. - The British have two sorts;
of bushels,' the Imperial - and the Winchester.
of different capacity. The Winchester bushel
is the United St ates standard •; 4mt-the different
States have varying standards of their own,
These are incommensurable with the measures
of any other nation. Some 'universal standard
ought to be agreed upon, •at this advanced
stage of -the world. _For deciding quantities,
weight is the only true and reliable test . ; and
a fixed standard of weight for everything would'
prevent a vast amount of cheating and greatly
promote honesty and morality.--Throughout
our own country we most assuredly should
have some fixed ,ind reliable standard. There
is no need of our waiting - for a world-wide
movement in this matter, and Congress at its
next session 'could mot confer a greater blessing
upon the country than by fixing a standard
weight for every article of . corrimerce that can
be bought and sold by weight. Our currency
scale is so ere x-ceptionable, why not take the
hint from this and introduce the decimal scale
in weight and measure ?
K7The most valuable crop in the United
States is that of Indian Corn. cstimatad in 1850
at two hundred and ninety-six millions of.dol
lars, and being nearly three dines as valuable
as wheat and more than three times as valua
ble as cotton. Six times as ninny acres of
land are devoted to Indian Corn as are, given
to cotton, and tbrec tithes as much as to wheat.
The value of butter - made annually in the Uni
ted States' exceeds fifty millions of dollars. '
7"As to the free love doctorings," said
Mrs. Partington. with a face as benevolent
as a thanksgiving dinner, don't wonder about
'em, but its noes to um they needn't cause much
fear where any love exists at all. Where hearts
beat responsible to each other, and where they
are mouldered together by early love and plenty
of children, depe:►d on it no free love doctorings
can do 'em any harm." The old lady stopped
here, like aChelsea ferry boat at the drop, and
stirred her tea slowly, looking vacantly at the
picture of the corporal, that model of y,
_political and conjugal constancy, while the
tested the cat's sternutatory powers by filling
her uose With pulverized bread crumb►.
FREAKS OF FOURLIIIII county,
Indiana,a there is a family: lour members of
which are drat atA duurb. 19 Greene county.
s a me State, another with live. In Howaid
county, twins, deaf and dumi,. In Marshall
county, e "is a family with three boys, now
13 years old, born at talc birth, one of whom
SuLtt;trtDr•..—(P , eio6 all extract from
a fashionable young lady's faresve.ll agonizing
l e tter.) •'Oh ! Charles, dear, they tell file
I you are ordered off to the Theatre of War. r
6eg, of you. therefore, dear, as you love-nee, to
bear in wind one thing, and that is, above al!,
not to thrget to take 2, our opera with 3 ou,
fur I I.ne,w how eitlewely lucuu7t;uieut
plt is 10 gu to the lheatre with.)ut ut.e.'
Eastern NV,ir costs the Allies sixty
pounds sterling a miaute.
FUNS Y DECI 4 ION UPON TH VA 1.1.7 S-013 M MK
BY A W SCON SIN UDGlC.—Tiliti Sen
t/Ht./ gives_nn amusing. scene which came off
not lon Since In one of the County. Courts of
WiscOnsin. It seems that_a unit had been
brought in an , inferior court.by one nian against
another for havinz surreptitiously milked itis
laetealtuid, tor which he elsimed damages in
_fifty dol !ars.. The
_plaintiff preyed his - case,
and the deferdanton mitigation ()film damages,
also proved that milk was worth but four cents
per quart, Not witinammlinu this,. 'howevei.*
the jury returned a verdict of ton diikars dam.
ages, with costs_ s _and judgment wWita, ren
tier6d. Dissatisfied with the decision, the de
fendant appealed to the County Court; Judge
* W.—a man of great humor, strong common
sense, a little excitable, and one who,- when
aroused., expressed his opinion or gave his de
cision as he only could do it, caring but little
for form or precedent. The - case was Called,
and after it had been argued by lawyers for
about two hours, Judge W. grew uneasy and
fidgety. and finally interrupted the counsel by
the information that he wee ready to give .his
decisinn. Alter stating the points - ef the
he iefused to reverse Ote judgment of the court
.below, and added : I •The plaintiff says this is
• • _a_niLtiett Ise is a pont_man— If_
he is a poor man. of course he has a great many
children, and he wants all the.inilk he can get
r-bis--trun ii y- 1 _lank tip( ti•
rage , -and no -better titan stealing to have - taken
this milk. The plea of the defendant that the
judgment should - he teverskl-hecause the dam-,
ages are excessive, is a humbug. The price
of coin t uon milk suelLast we buy
,for our tea
and coffee, of these milk pedlars', pfobablycisn't
worth over tour cents. It's as Glee na a- wliet•
stone. Bet such milk as theAefOidant
-ably 'gni in this case, right fresh front the cow.*
and no water , near. was worth a grind - deal
more, particularly - if' she was a Durhath."
Court—”llew was' that. plaintiff; was she a
Durham I" PlaititiffShe was, your hon•,'
or." Court—b• Just as I expected. —Now, I
went* it understood that you can't. fool on
milk, and. if this defendant.-or any other man,
expects to got grind fresh milk—Durham cow's
*titill.oitt of this court at, four cents a quart,
heiksucked, !burl's all. The judgment below is
affirmed, with costs." •
(a — A new anecdote of John Randolph of
Roanoke is always wulcottie; this is given by the
"He was travelling through a part of Virginia
'in • which he was unacquainted„and ,in the
meantime, he stopped during the night at an
inn near the forks of the - read. The inn keep
er was a fine gentleman: and no doubt, ore of
the first families of the Old Dominion, Know
ing who his distinguished guest was, he endeav
ored during the evening to draw hini into a con
versation, but failed in all his efforts. But in
the ,morning when Mr. Randolph was ready to,
start, ,he called for his bill - , which, an 'being'
presented, was ,7he landlord, still anx.
ins to have sonic conversation with him, be-,
gan as follow :
. way are you traveling, Mr. Ran
"Sir?" said Mr. R., with a look of displeas-
ure - . -
"I asked," said the landlord, "which way arc
you traveling ?"
"have I paid you my - bill ?"
“Do I owe you anything more?"
"Well. I'm just going where I please=do
you understand ?"
Thedandlord by This time got somewhat ex
cited, and Mr. Randolph drove off. lint, to the
landlord's surprise,in a few minutes he scat One
of his servants to inquire 'which of the - forks of
the road to take. My. Randolph not being out
of hearing distance, the landlord spoke at the
top of his breath:
Randolph, you don't owc me one cent:
just, take which )(at please." -
It is said that the air turned blue With the
curses of Randolph:
VlO LETTA AND ALLANDOIM-4 (7ne Horse
letta started convulsively, and
turned her tear drenched eyes wildly upon the
speaker ! : for to her there seemed something
strangely familiar in those low rich tones.
Their eyes met.; his beatning with love and
tenderness ; hers gleaming with wild uncer
And the beautiful girl sank from excess of'
joy, upon his noble heart. throbbing with pure,
holy, delicious love of other days. Allandorf
bent tenderly over her, :111(1 bathed her pure,
white temPles with the gushing tears of deep,
though subdued joy. While doirg this, Vio- -
letta's father, Rip Van Snort. was seen ap
proaching the lovers with a flail. Allnndorf
saw the aged patr-ilirch, and with one mighty
leap cleared the banisters and rushed-down
stairs. But Van Snort, was not to be thus
out done. He ran atter the flying Allendorf,
and just as he was turning the corner of the
red barn, gave him a lift with the flail that
sent hint on the --other side of Jordan." Vio
ictta, driven to distraction. threw herself upon
the grass, and fur a long, long hour Wa 3 deaf
to-consolution;--('rn be con tinned. )
n,llottin g rich scene recently occur
red in one of our private schools:
"Ah, Pat." exclaimed the school-mistress to
a very thick-headed urchin, into whose mud-
Rly brain she was attempting to beat the alpha
bet. "i'm afraid you'll not learn anything.
Now what's that letter. eh ?"
"Sure. I don't know, ma'am" replied Pat.
"I thought you'd recollect that."
"Because it has got a dot. over the top of
- "Och, ma'am, but sure I thought it was a
"Well, now remember—it is L"
"No, nu---not U. but I."
"Not "U, but I, blockhead?"
"U, yis. now I'll have it, ma'am. You mean
to say that not 1, but your are a block
"Fool ?" exclaimed the pedagoguess, almost
bursting wi:h rage.
F - 7 - 1S hen once you allow a girl's head to
get full of finery and beaux, and her heels full
,'f waltzes; polkas, and cotillions, you m a y
about as well tin ow her books in the tire, and
toarrr her to the first simpleton who will take
her olt your hands, for her days of btudy and
improvement are at an end. _
---War-01-1112- 7 NittionitLeouventio
A numerous .meeting- of the surviving
fenders of their country in the War of I'Bl2,
was held at the Court House, Philadelphia,
no Wednesday evening, the 29th , Noveratier,
1854. Among those present,were a number ,
from Lancaster, Montgomery, and other.
Gen. Adam Diller was appointed President; •
&ler: P_eter _H ay „Thomasßlackstone, .
J. „S. Vandyke, Vice Presidents; . Francis ,
Hinikel and George Nagel, Secretaries.
The - meeting - ,was opened by Gem Diller 'in
'some, remarks, when Judge Sutherland ad•
dressed the meeting in an eloquent manner. _
The following preamble.and resolutions were' '
Unanimously adopted i• '•
Resolved, That we -highly approve:of the ,
proposed meeting of
,the Defenders of _the
Country, - in the War 1812, at the City of
Waihington. on the Bth of January -nest, and .
that we , agree •to• appoint Delegates_ to meet
there in _furtherance of the object of the call. „
Resolved, That we invite our friends, in the
several counties of this and thei other States of—
the Union who, have, served**, the - War of
-1812, tp, elect delegates to join us at oar Nit:.
tional Convention st..WashingtOn.
Resolved,' That each OftheTreen of the' Wer.
and the ,widows of- such as are dead,
titled. - not only to the gratitude of their coon.'
-rry-.--but-ithoultroperly ---provided:for in
lands.and,possessione by .the Congrees.ct.tbn
'Republic. • „ •
'Resolved, That wharf/'mee'ting', canna -
veniently be held 'in the rielgbboring - nointres'
that those who_ desire to go to Washinirtonte -
requestvd to join their Philadelphia , friends,:•_,.
arid visit the National' Convention together.
Resolved, That when review - :the past
history of oureountry, and the great events-4 ,
the war in which the, patriots of 1812 nitrites.,
paled, we 'cannot refrain fremliptilituatinillii' •
conduCt of 'the' brave meit' in.: ,
•tearlessly -voted for the war,egaineoFea
Britain,, :and she decision of "PrOldent _
,son, who recommended its de - Clar . .
'can we forget 'the 'heroin -
gallant leadersolotir eagles to
they they sleep 'with the- mighty' dead, or - are:
still ready, -to serve their coantry.on the geld
of bottleif called once more to its defence.'
• liesolied,,`Tliat lie 'recommend that theiltV '
of January next - be made a general jiltilee Of e
the men of the second War of lode ~,,pt,elacrj ,
and. that we trust all who can , air to
the seat of our National Govern r nolday i ,
there, once more t ,to embrace', the:ir,, format
brothers in erros.i
The-Future will be Bright..
The past:histary , oloureountry shows thatit
maybe defeated, although reverses May efoti4s,:.
our political - yet, in" the 'e r n& 'all 'WOW;
ield •to its Progress - . In 'lB4(l;`ihe Dentobnis , -
tic • party was defeated • foga Maine to Georg ist.l
Its platform then : woe ..defilte ; its :men,
'ablest, noblest find. firmest etatesmea of the '
hind.', hit as soon dominant pithy':
slionreirthe country what measerits they'
had - succeeded, the tattles. were, turned. Thal:,
result teas a euccession of :victories by the
Democracy. - to Which history theretofore 'had
furnished few "' Mid so it .
1851. The future alone min unravel the lays , ;
teries . Avldeli lie hidden in its ,bosom:
WO the, time, belieying , that , the wisdom, in..,
levity - and good sense 'of ihe A inerican.people`
will evince thentselvea in an 'uipreasion of
putilin sentiment so strong and overwhelming
it will teach politipaltollksters and
pullers that though fur a
,time i tunay stiecre4
Sri their nefarious sclietnes itgrifinWthe Collett::
tt.tion, whim the breath , of re)rti , .n .
ann intolerance shall. have, died outt,heir 019 1
Mate lite will he S l eep as they,,tiever
ed. 1:t•to-fusit.nIste 'have 'occtited',lhe - tonverir
and flliltes', find our enly,fear isilbAt- unlike
thN miracle of old, these will he none remain,
ing over, after their voracious,
have been satiefir.d. - - -
In conclusion. we . have anernore Word •to
-the Demlieracy, :13e. firm to your pria.
Let no irrelevant issue's straw you off
from carittnal Democratic principles. Rettie'rtii- •
her yon fight under a banner which Of.fe .
it over A, 4EViritliSON, a "MADISON and ,a
Jitllasotv„ and whic,h has so often led' on to
victory and, tri umph. Have" no'-regard for
those, who, under any 'specious pretences,
tempt to lure you from your duty, retnettaher.
'lag a fu ture may he yonr&; or toffnO.to
the words-of a' distinguished politician of this"
State, used on a somewhat different occasion.: •
"A lost Thermopolm the,signal for,a.sue
cession of victories
,that shed the. hrigllliHtt
lusife'llpon the pages of,.Greeian 'history."
Valley 6jitrit. . •F • -
FortrtGniu.s.—The Bible, affords' us Ahnuit '
as good leskons in morality as the mushrOein
. Solomons of cum day. In Levitieus, 19th chap:
ter, 33d and 34th verses; we find the fulloant,
directions On the 'proper treatment of forei,' rig
"If n stranger sojourn with thee in,
land, thee shall not vex him ; but. the - st , • er," ~
that: dwelleth with you i+hall he unto '..n;'
te burn among yuu, and thou shalt IoV, I , ; .:,
as thyself.'forye were strangers in the ldiiliO
Egypt. IBM the Lord thy God."
The KU:My : Nothings think they can patch
up somethinthetter than this.
TRICKET:t.-1110 , newsboys in WaAington
made ,ouiefewdimes on 111onday week. in the
following manner. 1t - has been the ctistotti
heretofore for printed comes of the President's
message to be delivered' to the members of
Congress so soon as the clerk commences read
ing the document, but this year the custom
was deviated from. The newsboys got wind
of it.—procure) some old '•extras" containing
Presidynt Pierce's last -year's message,' and
posted off to the Capitol, and there disposed of
them to the members." Many of tkcse copies
were`despatched to distant friends.
f„l'Pickles suggests thnt those editors who
are' complaining of the big 4
rates of paper
should make their pureha at the western
rag mills. He says he has been' offered any
amount of western paper lately at half price.
Thoughtful fellow, that Pickles.
A Les - r An'r.—The Chinese of the "present
day are said- to have lost a curious sextet.
They knew, formerly how to paint, their porce
lain with fishes and other creatiwe's, in such a
-manner that these figures never - app ea red to
the eye until the vases were filled with liquor.
a7A Cleveland lady recently purchased in
Boston a set of furs at_ $l,OOO. One of dm
skins cost $l2O.