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'Her 4iiirga ildte'a;ad heir)eyrtda'are'diin,
.But 'like ,
IChaated loseatthe elose4f day, • -
. When'the,light is .fading away, , '
And -she sits - isher corner knitting, knitting,
While her bußr thntights are flitting, flitting,
'OveNhelinirseore yeirs:that are fled, '
Recailingthe distant 'and the dead.
The faded, hopes and the vanishedjoys, : - .„...
Yet wovertinto dlfe's . vari d maze, . .
With many, a shining thr, IC, ~ „ ..
And witkuipinory's retr erted gaze . ‘
O'er the Yeati_'that hairesped.. their Hight;
She Seestlint the'dark on life'S tapestried wall
_Was aisiteedfulas the-light. - . ' -
'As she sits in'her corner knitting, knitting
The tiny and delicate links that fall
From the shining needles, each, one fitting
Into a perfect whole, , ~_.........m...
- o - o — m - _deedsasnoisele • q and_
And the stature of thisoul.
The 'children's children throng around her,
Fair faced and locks of gold;' •
:For many a' chord of love has bound her
To the new as well as the old. , • . •
A peacefutpresent, a busy, past,
Rich with the blessing of God,
Their lights Mid' shadows together Cast*
O'er the llong pathway trod;
Thedopens the boundless future before her,
Withits "trembling hope" of bliss, •
The higher life that shall soon restore 'her
'The loved and lost' of this : ' • „
And the holy, light of the land immortal - :
Beames on that time-woni fime, -*, •
As her stepadraW hear to t 1
, 1. heavenly portal,
The goal of the eartillyrafe.
There are once- beloved faCes
We gaze on no , re,
As we stand-in the aces
. That know them yOr - el
pe#ll (Anne not upcm. them—
... Their smiles still are bright,
But strangers kive won them,
And live in theirlig,lit. „s,
Yet age Iu its wrinkles, •
And lira has its cares;
And eachassing year sprinkles
- A few silver hairs t
They must watch the cheek shrivel,
And greet the gray. hair; • •
But to' us'tis unChangifig—
For us ever fair.
There are ties that must Bind us,
The Ugh severed ror. ays ;
There are sear leaves that mind us
Of loVe s s summer-d4 ,- ;
There are Impo that still flatter
When hope long leas fled,
Like flowers that we scatter
With tears o'er the '
But dearet, though bioken,
Such. ties may become,
More awe Alban if spoken
Our dear hOpes and thimb,
That the triumph 04 gloom
Of a-fatal success
Which turns into ctii.ses
The things that should bless.
MORAL.POWER OF MUSCLE.
It is about a dozen yeah since business
—not pleasure, took we .to New Jerico,
the terminus of civilzaticin• and• the Warn
melover Railroad. And "a hard road to
travel" „that was. It had steeper grades,
sharper curves, and mare of them than,
it is to be hoped, ever put in peril thepub
lie life or limb before or since.
It was Saturday afternpon,and we were
to reach Jerieo at some lindelinite hour
thatevening, "time not Whig of the es
sence of the contract."
At a place called Blueruin we stopped
fifteen minutes to "liquor." There had
been a cock-fight, and several other fights,
and a big croud there that day, and every
body was in high glee.
The New Jerico delegation returned by
our• train, and rougher locking samples of
rustic rowdydom it would have been diffi
cult to find even in that ffivored region.—
Among them was a strapying siz-footer, a
very Hercules in proportions, with a cock
o'-the walk sort fo meager about him,
who took possession of two seats, deposi
ting his body on one and deadheading his
legs on the other. One cheek was puffed
out by an underlying tiuid i •uhile over and
anon with a backaction erk, he would
send near, a gill of tocci juice over his
abodlder, which those within rimge had
the privilgireir dodging ortaking *peon
- sequence OM; they liked. As for hiscon
versation, tbe curse Ernulphus, or the
table-talk 4f a\Flanders mess-room inUn
cle time, in • point of nutledictory
power, was wealrincom s s
At the nest Asti - oil ay , s tig lady came
on board, beautiful saV- us and modest
as Dian.. How 80 Rare • a older came to
/, bloom in_such a Wild, was a question to
puzzle over. But there was no time to
settle it. The lady was standing and all
the seats were occupied. I was on,, the
point of offering her mine when a Touth
fulteoking gentleman of preposesing man
nera and almanac% ste s forward and
addressed thecesehout s rules
"Allow me,' he said po itely, "to turn
over the buck Atm seat."
"Hey?" grunted the other.
The request was repeated.
. "See you dod damedfirst," was thegr4f
"But, sir—" the gentleman began to ez
yostu la te.
•'- "Lookee herd yen !" blustered the. bul-•
ly, don't, you ifferfor to go for to'rile me!
—that's my adiicean' 'gives it freegratis,
'cause I feel a trust in you.",
"But this lady is'entitled,to.a seat," the
:stranger persisted. . •
oGive liar your own, then, dod rot you!
an' stop ' your .shin music, or by Hoky,
-' As a last resort - the gentleman appeal
'ed to the conductor, who happened to be
passin,g. • But the latter dechned to infer
fere. sidi things must be left ,to 'cour
tes .~ Besides, it wasn't his .lace to take
'part m • ' e , isputos of passengers., So
saying, ho_weat • his way, - piniching his
tickets; and taking no farther heed.
. t`Dod blast you, you hey riled, me !"--
shouted the. bully, swiping to
- his feet and
striding up to the . young man, who didn't
seem quite-sensible of his danger, "you've _
gone and stuck Your nose into other peo
ple's business, an. Pm going to pull it
An attempt was made to, suit the action
to_ the word; but before the metaphori
cally offended member 'had been so much
as teed, something—it moved so ii — vilV
ly 1 could'Afbe pa — iitiveit was tile gentle
, iferr. &V - --WekHurculTis — dit 1 e ween
the eyes, and sent him sprawling to the ,
other end of the car. He didn't get,*
immediately and when he did, he seemed
a little bewildered as to whether-he had
been knocked down;, or the Jrain run off
the track: 'He had enough- at all events,,
wherever it come frciin, as was manifest
from the subdued air - with which he took
ills departure forthe smoking-car, whither
his companions soon followed, no doubt
chuckling at the result, as usually do .the
chums'of a whipped bully.
-Pap Kilderkm, the proprietor of the
New jerico Rest, was the most communi
cative of hosts: Before bedtime that night;
I was thoroughly and accurately "up" in
all the gossip of the place, and had its'
scandalous statistics"at my fingers' ends.
'' things I , - learned that
"stated. preaching had hitherto been a
mong the wants of the community, but.
that a "supply" had been at last obtained,
and the new minister was expected to en
ter on his' uties on the morrow. • .- .."
"And a freshin' season he'll hev of it,"
"Why so ?" I asked.
"Oh! Bill Grinkey an' .t'other Chaps
goiu'to break him termorror ; an' if you
want to see fun,.l'd edwise you toile that
' And I did go—out "to see fun," as Pap
Kilderkin suggested, bat I trust, from bet
ter motives. Pap went too-4.1. what
prompted,. I prefer not judging. . .
When we reached the church the min
ister had not yet made his appearance,
though a goodly number of hearers had
already'assembled.' A few minutes later
yesterday's delegation to the Blueruin cock
fight, headed by the vanquished bully,
with his eyes in full mourning, sauntered
in, and walked noisely down the aisle..
"That's Bill Grinkey," whispered Pap,
"an' them's other chaps."
"Make way for the mourners!" sang
out Bill, crowding, with • his companions;
into a front seat, where a boisterous, con
versation was struck up, mingled with' an
incessant cracking of peanuts.
• "I 'can tell you that progmnny," Pap
continued, "a pack 'of shootiu" crackers
i'll be teched off doorin' the first hymn,
an' a pair. o' game chickens as a couple
o' them chaps'got in their pockets, 'ill be
sought fightm, a§ soon as the tex.'s gin_
out, after which general Ned will bein or
A sudden silence fell upon the congre
gation. Not a' murmur was heard, and
the peanuts ceased'to Crack. Lookingup,
I saw the minister in thepulpit; and guess
my surprise at recognizing him as the
youn.s man that had struck out so deftly
from his shoulder the day, before.
' With a clear, manly voice, he_gave out
a hymn, which Was.sung through without
interruption:.. A prayer :was offered up a
mong profound and decorous silence.—
Another hymn followed, and then a ser
mon, earnest, plain and practical with
outa wkord of can't in. it.. From the be
ginning to the end of tht exercises, not
an unseemingly sound was heard, save a
single incipient crow, promptly choked off
from one of the invisible chickens.
"I say Bill," I overheard from one of
"t'other chaps," as they made their way
out; `that parson's a trump'; he preaches
a down-right good lick, and fights fair
Without Wm' or gougin."
It was easy to see the new minister's
status was settled. I have since heard
that Bill arizikey has 'become an exem
plary member of the church; and the
parson the happy husband _of the young
lady, as' whose champion he first achiev
ed popularity.—Bli judge Clark
AY OLDFincE.—A fence is still stand
ing in Gerniannown, Penn., which was in
its present location darim. , the days of the
revolution, and still/bear;the marks upon
it of the battleof Germantown. It is upon
the place, of Mr. Elwood Johnson, Main
Street, aeve Washington lane, The prop
erty formerly belongM.to the Keyser fittni
lv,and was formerly in the 4sisseasion of
Peter Keyser, who was abeywhen thebat
tle of Germantown was .fought. He, re
membered and Used to.tellof the• btirial
of eight British icadiers i n one grave in
Axe's graveyatd,'nearlY opposite his fath
er's house. The fence was built of inch
bonnie, but they. are now not ~ ;re than
the third of an inch . in this ving
been mowed to the weatherfor ly a
century. The postsore of red cedar d
have never been removed since they were'
first erected, Mr. Keyser having refused
to have the fenee.removed during his life
time, and 'the present owner retai ni ng it as
it has stood so long
—Father won't you buy me a fish pole?"
said a pi'ous boy; "You know - the Bible
says," spare the rod and spoil the child!"
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_ WAYNESBORO', FRANKLIN.,COMY,,PA.,TBURSDAY, ANY 4 29, 1871..
In a certain small town on the Missis
sippi lived a man who - made horse-trad
ing tv business. He bought up, horses for
.a city market, Aml_was considered pretty,
gOOd on a trade.
One day, a long, lean, queer, greenlook
s s ecimen of the western count arri-
veil at the dock with a boat-load of hors
es. He inquired for the horsejock,ey.
"Daddy sent me down with some hors-.
es," he said in a half idiotic tone.
"What do . you want' for your horses?"
"Daddy 'said you could set your price"
was the responce. •
• 'Let me go down and look at your hors-,
es," said Brown, and accordingly they
were soon at the boat.
Brown examined the horse 4, and nam-..
ed the price he would give for this one,
and that, and the country bumkin made
no objection, although some of the offers
were not more than one-half thereal price
- of - the - Imimak - 7 One - of - the -bystanders
gently-suggestedio the - countryman - that
9,2oaddy said Brown would set the price
himself," and so Brown had it all his own
At last they come to another animal
which did not look much superior to the
"I must have more fur that anermel,"
said the fellow. Daddy says he can run
"Run!" said Brown, "that nag cant run
worth a cent."
"Daddy said so, and daddy knows."
"Why, got one up in the stable
that would beat him hollow."
"Guess not," said the fellow. ':Let's
.try 'em. "I'll bet the whole boat load of
horses on 'im."
stake five thousand dollars against
your boat-load," said Brown, winking to
the crowd, "and these men," selecting two,
"shall hold the stakes."
Brown's Ave thousand was intrusted to
one, and the other went on board the horse
' One of the crowd started to remonstrate
with the poor idiotic fellow, but lie only.
"Gully! dad told me he could run some
and daddy ought to loose 'em if be was ,
such a, tamed fool as to tell me that when
- Brown's - sleek racer was brought down,
and Brown mounted him. The countryman
led out his animal and climed on his back
looking ,as uncouth and awkward as the
horse he proposed to ride..
The word was given, and they started
midst of the laughter of the Crowd. At
first Brown was , ahead, and, it looked as
•" (nigh tile poor fellow was to be badly
beaten, nen suddenly his horse plunged
forward and the horse jockey was left far
behind. Such going had not been seen in
those parts for a long time,' and poor _
Brown w crestfallen,
as is, the cheers of
't h e bystanders - fell on his ears.
"I'll take the snpndulix," said the coun
tryman, riding up. "Dad. was right.—
The anermal cam git round a little."
Brown tried to - say it was all a. joke,
but the fellow would have his money.
"I guess I wont trade to-day," he said,
as he put it in his old rough pocket-book.
I'll go back to daddy."
In vain Brown tried to induce him to
trade but he pushed off his boat; resolu
tely saying, "I'd better go back, and tell
Brown Was completely ' "sold" fOr he
knew•at once that the green countryman
was a leetle shrewderthan peopleimagined
him, • and had just t onae there purposely
to win his money.
Next time he did not ridicule a horse
that "daddy" said "could run-some."
A Strange Presentiment,
The Scranton (Penn.) Republican ° tells
the following sad story of one of the 'vic
tims of the late Pittston disaster :
"William James expired abouo3 o'clock
on the afternoon-of the Tuesday following
the catastrophe, and was the last addedto
the list of those upon whom the death an
gel laid his hand in that awful havoc. He
was a welshman; and had beenin this
country about seven months. On the
morning of the dreadful ' day in question
he had taken his breakfast' and his wife
had made ready his dinner and set the
pail hefore him. For sometime he sat
wrapped in thought, his arms folded, his
eyes fixed vacantly upon the stove and a
deep melancholy apparently • broOding.o- -
ver him. He was aroused born his rever
ie by his Wife telling him that his dinner
was ready, and that he would be. late, as
the bell had lung. He started to'his feet
and gazing upon her for a•moinent with a
look of tenderness and significanee, said
to her, 'lf I should notconle back • alive
would you be in such tPhurt getting me
out ?' The wife- answered 'No,' but re
marked that, `if he was going at all, it
was time he was gone.' • He lifted up his
pail without saw word, and after
kissing his wife, ' four little chil
dren, who were sitting 'playing on the
door-step., When he had got about fifty
yards from his home, he returned again,
awl kissed -his wife' and' children with
with great• fervency. His. wife noticed
that he was the victim 'of gloomy forebod-'
Inge, and as he turned away she - was a
bout to ask hint not to go to work. if he
apprehended any danger. But hope and
courage and the pressing necessities of
their family overcame her intention, and
she let him, go. She stood in the door and
watched him on,his way . to the fatal pit.
When' at a point where he turned out of
her Sight, he paused and east a 'wistful
look toward his home and little ones, and
seeing his wife, waved with his hand a
last' adieu. He parted with his loved
Tu.EiVORN-OTIT FONTS OrT,iPE IN THE "VIL-
By an' Old Frinter
I'm sitting atnii : de4lri Will ;
Before me on the floor
Imagine worn-ora fonts ofiype,
Ftrlrtiffft y . • own • ecore.
And many menths have pa' ed, Will,
Since they were bright an new,
And many are the'tales the. vetold,
The false, the'etrange, the trulf
• eir beauty all has, flown, Will,
You scarcely now may trael,
•iltion the snowy niediani, •
helilsness of their ce.
ThOy:'mind me of, a „Will, •
Whose, morn of of,
• • all
Of promise, but whas • ye • gs close
. Was desolate and dull. '
What tales of horror hve they told,
Of tempests and of wreck ;
Of murder at the midnight hour,
Of - war; - fullirtatira - "Spenkr
Of ships that far away at sea
Vent down before thdliMit;
Of stifled _Cries of agony,
Aa-life's last moment passed!.
Of earthquakes and of suicides ;
Of failing crops of Cotton ; , •
Of bank defaulters, broken banks, •
And banking systems rotten;
Of boilers bursting, steamboats
Of riots, of duels fought;
Of robbers with their prey ,'
Of thieves with booty caught.
Of land-slides and of Waterspouts;
Of ants and alligatbrs;
Of serpents in the brinjr deep;
Of giant sweet potatoes; t
Of children lost, and-childreu i found ;
. Of finances in disorder;
Of fights among the firemen,
And troubles on the border.
They've told us of a narq, on, Will,
Bent sorrowing in the (last; ,
Of one Whom, she had called to fill
Her highest, dearest trust ;•
Of sparkling crowns for . youtlkfulbrows ;
Of royal coronations;
Of plans to rid The earth of kings,
Of temperance reforinations:'
Of flood and fire,., amtaccident;
These worn-At tyPeg have told,
nd how the pestilence has swept
The youthful and the old.
f marriages, of births, of deaths ;
Of things to please ,or vex tts ;
Of one man's jumpinF,overhoard,
Another gone to, Texas. ,; _
They've told how long sweet summer
Have faded from our view;
How Autuniti's chilly wind-hath swept,
The leaf-crowned forest through
How winter's reign hath come and gcin:
Dark reign of storm and Arifc—i
And how the Smiling spring has Warrit'd
The pale flowery back to life,' ' •' •
I can't pretend to mention half •
Your inky friends have told, '
Since, shining bright and bfautiful; •
They issued from, the mould.
How unto some they joy have brought,
To others, grief and team; '
Yet faithfully they, reeor d kept, •
Of fast receding yearn. •
A Touching Story.
In the cemetry of Tennessee,;
a stranger was seen planting . a flower o
ver a soldiers graye. When asked, "Was
your son buried there?" . .
"No," was_the answer._
"No" „ . •
LLAT O 1/
After a moment, thestianger laid down
a small board which he held in his' hand
and said: 1
'Well, I will - tell you when the war
broke out, I was a fitrmer in Illinois.
wanted to gnlist, but I was poor.. I bad
a wife anti seven children. I was drafted.
I had no money to hire a substitute and
so I Made up my mind that I must leave
my poor sickly wife and little children;
and go and fight the enemy: After I had.
got already to go, a young man whom I,
knew, came to me and said: You have a
big family which your wife cannot take
care. o£ I will go for you.' He did go
in my place, and in the.battle of.Chicka-
mauga he was wounded, and taken to
Nashville hospital. ,But after long t-ickr
miss he died,.and was buried here and eve
er since I have wanted to come to Nash
ville and see his grave; and so I saved ui)
all the tare money I could,' and yiaster
day I came on, and to-day I found my
dear friend's' grave. ,1 •
With tears of gratitude running down
his cheeks, he took up the'small board and.
pressed it down: into the ground in the
place'of a tombstone: Underthe soldier's
home were written Only these few words'
• "HE ,DIED FOR,
The bright spots of a num.'s. life are few
enough without ' blotting -any out: - Mid,
since for's moment or mirth we - have - an,
hour of sadness,-it were a surly policy' ; 'to
diminish the few-rayalhat illumine 'nen
checkered existence;, , -Life isanApritday
—sunshine and shouters. The heart,,like
the earth,, would cease to yield:good Trait
were it not sometimes Avocet with It
tears of sensibility; and the itlwoald
worthless but for the sunshine of smiles.
Why is a person approaching a candlC
like a man getting Willis horse? Becauie
he's going to a- "ght. ' •
~.I. o .provent old maids from
PEP >);T:i #lO AvPili )40/
Brief Pacts about Bees
There are three classes of bees in a hive
—the worker; lueen and droan.
Queens are raised by peculiar foodYnd
treatment from eggs that wouldz-other
The worker is an iindevelei<d' female.
Workers, in the absence fa' queen, some
lo v . ; lay eggs,. Th.
The queelives from two to five years.
The worker from, two to three months
in the virking season, and from six to
• •: •
'll‘he quee - n is perfected in fifteen or six
teen days from the egg, the worker in twen
ty to twenty-one, and the drone in twen
The 'queen usually commences laying
from seven to twelve days after leaving
the cell, and is capable of laying from
2000 to 3000 eggs in a day.
The impregnation of the queen es : a alw ays
takes place outside of the hive, on the
wing, and. generaly the fourth or fifth day
aft4leaving_the eell._Excepting in rare
cases,oneimpregnation_answers_for_life.-_ , _-
_The_dr_on.e_she bns mated.with_di .
' The egg of a impregnated queen pro
duces nothing f: drones; and it is' gener
ally conceded t t impregnation does not
'affect the drone progeny; consequently the
male progeny ea pure Italian 'queen is
pure without regard to the. drone she has
• The queen and worker are provided
with stings; lint while the latter will use
it upon any provocation, the former will
only use it at her own rank. The drones
have no stings.
Wax, like fat, is an animal product,
and is secreted by the bees in thin scales
on the under side of the body.. While do.;
ing this. they consume large quantities of
honey—from fifteen to twenty pounds for
every. pound of wax. secreted.
A frightued bee, or one filled with hon
ey, is not disposed to sting.
A good swarm contains about twenty
thousand bees. '
A strong or medium hive, with a good
laying queen, is 'never' seriously troubled
with the moth worm; but a hive without
it.queen or the means- of raising one is
sure to be taken by them.
Bees recognise each other by their scent.
The first one_ or tiVo. weeks of the young
bee's life is stient'insidenthe hive, as nurse
'or wax worker.
The range of a bee's flight for food is
generally within two or three miles; much
greater range is but little , benefit to•them.
"Luck' —What is it ?
The man whomarries the prettiest girl
of the place is s, id to be a "lucky fellow,"
and so of him lho draws*the highest, prize
at a lotterg, or iy the ',fortunate" turn .
affairs, clears the gulf between want and
wealth in au hqur. And yet the histories
of all times tell us that, with a terrible
uniformity au certainty, the'men who be
sudaenly possessed of unearned mill
die in ml ry.
Within five years a well-to-do farmer
.drew a qua of a million of dollars iri
prize in a I ttery.,, The whole country,
evied him 11 s luck. But he has since
d I from a s ,le of living induced by his
g od frotune and his only son has turn
ed out a drti ,kard.
The man hose first bet on -the race
'course, who.: - first deal at the card-table,
whose first sk at faro, whose maiden lot
tery ticket, rings money largely into is
pocked, is a ruined man at the very in
saint the w rld
. pronounces him "lucky."
Any man, , pecially a young man, starting
out in life ith the conviction that money
can be bet' r made than by aarriiiir , it, is
a lost ma . lost already to society, l lost
to his film ., y and lost to himself.
. •An ala sing number of the sons ofrich
men are at this .moment.. helpless . drunk
ards, . . Yonng men ofeducation, of manly
qualities,ltif a generous nature, honorable
and' highininded ; but the demon of drink
has taken such possession of them that a
father's•hre.aking heart, a mother's tears.
and a• ' 'es agony avail not to draw ,the m from d Vdanmation. Blerrantleisum was
their n: ' :.' •
'The best way to sairea ehild'irciriutir
is to br,ing him up to "help father." Make
chil#reft feel that thafmust do, something,
to sport the family, to-help.alonv-then:
two feelings arise which Are - their salsa- '
tion4- 1 -thosenfaffeetiere - and - 'priireti-fir'we
naturWlly-lovelhose whoa* AireLheli); Or
those with whom we stmggle-LtoKetlier A fbr
A desired object, and nothing so ,iippyrves
'a child as to make7)iini feelthitiliesando
soinething t and that - which, ' he does is ap
e: ~ l a w . .. -,,... q 7 -... .'.! - 'l2. :n: ti...
I ' A Wife!§riiiiii.
' -- I '"- - i`f
e`sipmver, neat y . as._b ean 1 ur As
the Prayer„of gamed;l S es.pmsed'lWthese;
words. -- '-'• -'' ''' ‘-' • • '- - ‘-%.•:. :.:7,- --
"Pordigess and/menet thattlearldir.
Eon &how( ThowluAst,ehosen to l)e.my, kW
ba ; lethis life belongand blessed ; copk„,,
f hie aid holy; and let me aliui beCoMe,
a t• blesiing and a4omfort unto 'hiin,• 4
a s tattrin all his sorrows; a Meat helpki
in Ulla aecidents and 'changes. - in . ..that
wO d;Jhake me amibleforever in his eyes;
a • ! forever: dear to him .. Unite his heft,
tol - ii, in 'the' dearest; ToVii arid - Fiollrimc
a ',mine to him iwall sweetnegq - ebarityt
a "compliance: Keep me front -all -'.*Un-. 1
giftitleness and discontentedness and . un-,
retisombleness of passim" and humor: and I
Make •lie humble and'obodient, useful and
obseivip t; that we inaY•delight in each ac
cording to Thy . blftbtd - word, and both 'of
us may rejoice •in Thee, having our por
tion in the love - and service of God forev
er. Amen.". -- ' • ' ' •
"This'World is all a show," said a priest
to ii:culpret on the gallo*s. "Yes," WaS
the prompt reply, "but if you have no
objeetionS I'd like to see the show a lit
tle limi,*r.", •
Ror the "Village Record."
vi Education of Business Men.
The times are changed. It is• no lon
ger considered essential that only profes—
sional men, so styled, be admitted to the
privilege of a liberal and thorough edu
cation ; nor on the other hand,', that all
who receive diplo ii as at our college-}
must, as a matter of •course, enter upon
some one of the three professions, in order
to make a better display of their educa
tion. Noway-days, the thing has taken
another face. Now the Agriculturist sees
iii Ir 4 of P - / FS-
e invan y pro
ae value of a trough education,
much forhimself and his own class, as for
any one else. Now learning is ceasing to
be regarded merely as a displa y . 'lt is
taking new shapes, and entering into fresh
and practical combinations; and making
itself felt as a moving power, rather than_
merely an empty exhibition. All this is
healthful and good. It argues well for
our future. It promises great performan
ces for the generations that are yet to
be born. Commerce especially is the
,characteristic - of - our age - and, times: Alt
- men are - engaged - in - trading - someway or
population devote themselves to it as a
lifelong pursuit. There is an urgent ne
cessity, thsrefore, that such men be prop
erly educated to their occupation: He
who intends bringing the energi, talents,
industry of his whole existence to bear up
on one practical calling, owes it to him
self, by considerations not less of improve
ment than of profit, to qualify.himself well
for the perfect discharge of - every respon
sibility that may belong to his vocation.—
American merchants, as a class; are rap
idly taking rank with the first men on the•
face of the earth. Not by the force of
pretension at all, , but as a consequence of
that spirit of enterprise, liberality, and
comprehensive intelligence, that places
them practically at the head of our popu
lation. For them • a liberal course of
preparation for their profession is quite as
necessary, as it can be for a lawyer, doc
tor, or a clergymaii. But the system of
education would properly, be of a different
character from that hitherto pursued un=
der public institutions. It would have to
•be greatly modified, and made more con
sonant with the exigencies of the times,
the present wants of society, and the broad
and enlarging prospects of the future.—
Humanity needs to be taught quite as
Much as the dead languages. The true
relations of the man of commerce to the
world, are of. as much impoitance as the
significance of the digamma, or the origin
of the dumb old pyramids. We repeat, it
is a good sign in theise times to see our
business men profitinein every Way by
the experiences of the past. Wd are glad
to know that they no longer consent to
receive social or political opinions at sec
ond hand, and from men whopraotically
can never hope to know as laugh as :them
selves. Commerce now is King. Mer-..
chants and Princes, They scud messages
all over the wide globe. They search out
the hidden ways in which civilization - may
follow ; and . send-intelligence into guar
where it would not otherwise penetrate in
the natural course" Of long and dismal
New Oxford, :Pa.
FOOTrit . : ()F" ME CREATOR.—A .
French infidel, a .: , an of some learning,
was crossing a desert in Africa, called the
"Great.Saraha," iii . company with an A
rab guide. He notmed with a sneer, that
at certain times th e-guide, . whatever ob
stacle might arise, put: them all aside, and
kneeling in the burukg_sand called .on
his God. Day after day passed, and 'still
the Arab never failed to do this, till .at
tru p be
Thst one evenin when he arose from his
knees the w - philosopher asked him
with a con' mptious smile:
"How do you know there is a God?"
The guide fixed his eye on the scoffer
fora moment in wonder, and then said sol
emnly: "How do I know that a man and.,
not a camel, passed my. hut last nightrpi,,
the darkness? Was ie not by :the — print
of his feet in: the sand? Jven so," "mid he
pointing to the sun, whose laitArays-wer& -
liashingover the dmert.,..`that,;..footprint is'.'
A serOnektarting PAtlfnna.. l 4-learJr
1i:balloon with' 't
aeronaut;aeronaut;iiddiimed li3O • 0111:f011i:iiii,i?"'", .
. H.Piiiikai; "isireet gn:l4,likitiiiii. o - i ',,
- .7. ~., . 40(1 ibttkounauxinitktrtylitl. o pv.
That you will moktSigA _ irt t . ''
But greatly fear yo . ~ *44.
When angels see s mortal ru y/A .% 4,- ;
. • So mild, so beautiful and t i r ,
They'll woo her spirit to tl i . ski,A .
And keep their angel si erthero."- -
These -lines fell under th eye of anoth
er gentleman friend of- the yming lady
who at once put the 'finishing touch - upon
tliem,Ahus; . • - - ,
,• , , .
- Despite^afittl . i%ou'da on say,
.k•'-'4Vlien eallirtilirthfii:impeiLiiky, cc iu...--
, „:::, Ay t ili get you in the "gailky z .avay," ! : -,,
Pat, niy good fellow,"' -said' a
victorious captain to a brave son of ;Erii
allzr a battle, "and, what did you do. to
help us gain this victory?"
"Do ?" replied• Pat, an' . may it plase
ver honor, I walked bouldly to one -of
the inimy and cut off his fut.' ,
"Cut off his foot ! and why did vou not
cut off his head?" asked the Oilneriti.
"Ah, an faith, that was offalridy," sap* .
GRAPES OECTRORNS. _
"R a m libptor tb e s cl re p ,
And - t4giihortlleiiritTlkea6;:" .
"(- . -Thilets averhAS4 taltit toe' riiio*e;*-
Jt is not =
.mpitica3 woad of mini
Life's field will yield, sui - we make it -
A hairy° d, of thorns or flowers t
Pat and'the Post Office Clerk.
"Faith, en' have yez iv - er a letther. fur
me,yer honor ?'
"What name ?" asked the urbane offi
..!‘Why me own - name, liv 'eperse. Whose
else?" • • - . '
' at is your name
official, still urbane.
"Faith, an' it was my father's afore me
an' would be yit, but gone dead."
"Confound you, what do you call your
"Begad,"says Pat , firmly, "I call me-;
self a gintleman, an' it's a pity there ain't
a couple uv us."
"Stand back !" commanded the offi
cial, with dignity. •
"The divil aback I'll sthand ontil I get
' "How can I give it to you, if you won't
'.tell me who you are, you stupid, thick
headed bogtrotter." •
"An is that what yoU're paid for—nb
rights ? Gi' me the letther, or be the
:hiskers o' Kate_Kernoy's rat
me vote agin ye whin I git the pagers."
"You blunderinc , blockheacl," broke in
the really angry -clerk, "can you tell me
how your letter is addressed •
"Dhress ! how should it be' Ahressed,
barrin' a sheet av pa , like any other.-
Come, hand up, a
"The deuce take cat ! Won't you tell
me who you are ?"
"Faith, an' I'm an Irishman;,bred an'
born seed, breed an' gineratibn:- :Me fa
ther was cousin to one-eyed Harvy Ma
gra, the process server, an' me mother be
belonged to the Mooney's of Kilmathou-
ad. You're an ignorant old disciple, au'
if you'll only creep out of your hole,• I'll
welt yer hide like a new shoe. Ai' av
'ye git any satisfaction out ov me, me
"Oh, that's your name, is it sir ?'"• said
the satisfied official, seizing and shuffling
a• pile of letters.. "There's your letter, '
Two Scotch gentlemen went to Irglarul
to make a tour, and to see the Natives. •
One of theri4ue drizzlyiday, bet.the-oth:
er the price ortheir dinner amli biAtie:of,
wine, that:the first Rikt l A l lw
be too much for them:---A diminutive fel-'
low, with an old freize-coat and a'piece of
a hat, was trying to plow with' 'a pony..
under the shelter , of a row of trees.
"Pat," said our friend. •
"Yes, yer honor," he replied.
If the devil were to come just not;
which of us three Would he take." ' •
"Sum he'd take me yer honor!" :
"Why so, Pat?"
"Cause he's sure of, yer honors atany
BE CAREFUL.—SvieraI aneedotes .tnrn
off that inexhaustible theme for merri
ment the sorrows of matrimony. In pass=
ing through the streets a bier was, struck,
agamst.the cornergf a home, °and the
corpse,reanimated by the shock. Senie
years afterwards, when thd woman died.'
in good earnest, her 'husband called to the;
bearers. "Pray gentlemen ) * careful in
turning the corners."
IS. G: c.
— A Yankee made a het with adatehman
that he could swallow him. The Mita:
man lay &Ain upon_ the';table, and . :the
Yapkee' Inkin g his big . - toe in his :month;
nipped it severely "ph r you are bitin g Vi e,"
roared the Dutehman.. .
Why, you old fool," ' " •
said- the Yankee," 0 did yon' - think I - -was
going to swallow you. whole r
'testy Lawyer- 7 -" What's yoUr
m 3, friend ?'
ExileofErin—"Suie, an'. didn'ti Tim
Aulroony's mife's husband...telt me -dila.'
yer. H,oaor was wantia', a b0y:1"... ‘"
Lawyer--` ' 'Po you call yourecYa boy:?",
yon nintEirifii child valj'
peen "do' I look like ' •
, There, is said tole a man dorm: South'
so wily that no game is found.withitt thir
ty miles of his resalpnee.,: ge one day. en
eatutered 'a 'stray . pigeonl the bird - grim
One seieaaii and fell:et-1411A perfectly
. - •
4 .blitie - fiiii, tuft go ihi - otigh iiiiiliiie
-to the. givertp; Lite. lrinquiiid ii:-fitsbion
-01:1 -, VP, TA* . Biwa:load of
' . l, tltine.tht:Oti'' 'srt, - . , iieuTiing,'.was the
[1 orrid • ~4,•;•••4'. . ,;i 4i1,7 : —..------ . •
.. iAnit ~, : . man. 'has c'ollect
e." v 2oo . diEs. ' - oT . thc 100" dl tent
v ri . ctiei - ot Nicrith-AMeiieEnibirdslcnown
to 'rnithOlogiists,.. and has •caleatom • - still
ifierAttOi.; of arixehii4"iiis' nev
, . .
erki - tv httFoire" tip* that - vas - the
phast-of a iinuer: whev died , :ivithoilt. -Pay
ing. for his paper.-._ 'Twiti.boxrible tm Jook.
.“BOys; lia gnf id tnc43 ii
don't li.uir,W.-7A66 ';'-• •
4. .4 • - • •
L-13e;Ccitt;siiisins' - it*Ciiithei . vriari:,ii 'fond
children had fieetmash-tubs: them:would,
not have , Ayhal a bottom in the
hroxibeau. said of a. wad , 711 - 9....va8 ' ex- ,
c.cedingly-ta ~.,thakGo:l oY3o . va.ted hip)
to show to w dent ; 0 1 .04104.4 skin
wo'd - stretch'
_, !ii.it : brioVatie& -- _ - -:
A ica a r. enpnrtsop -to ....nn,v3.ng
put' ,Aiming - JD -emu's, ,ana;. :thunders
.111 e Scrlpthre 4 ‘them.
sjudt not comrnit.a4ultery." • -
"IVlri is a nauclimoutiike reilkiutir Bcr
aims& it,lsrarud in is_gm slita
" , •
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