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BY W. BLAIR:
- Gilled loth
THE ISLE AND TURA
BY GEO. D. PRENTICE
In the tropical seas
' There's a beautiful isle,
Where storms never darken,
There the hymxi of the breeze
And the hyrim of the istieare
Are mingled in one:.
Like sweet sounds in a dream,: -
There the song-birds-at-morn,
From the thick shadows start,
Like musical thoughts •
From the poet's full heart.
.There the song-birds at noon
Sit in silence unbroken,
Like an exquisite dream •
In the bosom unspoken. •
There the irireralLang like rainbows
On wildwood and lea
0, say, wilt thou dwell • -
In that sweet isle with me
In the depths of the slay'
There's a beautiful star,
Where no yew casts a shadow
The bright scenes to mar.
There the rainbows ne'er fade,
And the dews are ne'er dry,
,And a circlet of moons •
• Ever shinesjn the sky.
There the songs of the blest,,
• -nd-the,-songs4d 7 the-spherM
.Through the•infinite years.
There the soft airs float down
From the amarinth bowers,
.All faint with the perfume
Of Eden's own flowers. .
There truth, love and•beauty
Immortal will be
0, say, wilt thou dwell
In that sweet star with me ?
Oh, wedlock's mystic, sacred chain,
When worn tnost lightly binds most strong,;
And hearts where gentlest it has lain •
Are those that will endure most long. •
The chain hill wound, the links carode,
If worn as captives wear their chain
And love grow weary of the load
That clop its joy , with woe an pain.
...OhoCeave each link like rarest gold,
And tnine its coils so lightly round.
That hearts shall never feel the fold •
That tells,theni "York are•captiVe bond.'
For mortal, when thy graces die, .
And beauty no more fills thy breagt,
Then love will spread its wings and fly
To other hearts in freshness dressed.
'To something else that's bright and fair -
Lives filled with wooing, winning flowers;
lie scorns to breathe the noisome air
Of withered and infected bowers:
No bond can bind Love's tender wings,
1)4 Nor nuptial vow, nor pitty's prayer;
Love claims a charmed life, mid flings
All opposition to the air.
And when on injuredxing once
It knows. alas! no second birth;
No power can light the torch once dead—
Restore the tarnished,genes proud worth,
A True Story for the Boys.
BY BEY. WM. H. FRIES.
During the great rebellion it was my
good fortune to be chaplainof the Fourth
Delaware Volunteers, in which there was
a drumnirr boy named Franklin Walker.
While stationed at Fairfax Court House,
Va., we were assigned to. a divisien of the
22d army, corps, under command of Gen
eral CoNoran. The General, having lost
his first wife a short time before, while
there married a second, and brought her
to his quarters, and, according to custom,
all the bands of the various regiments ser
enaded him. When our band was invi
ted into the General's house to lie treated
with "Good Irish Whiskey," our little hero,
the drummer boy, refused to drink. It
was immediately told the General, who
took the cup himself and said, "Come my
little man, you will drink with the Gener
al, won't you ?' "No, thank you, General,"
replied Franklin, "the last advice my par
cuts gave me before I left home was, 'don't
touch or taste intoxicating drinks,' and I
intend to follow their advice."
"That's right, my little man," said the
General, "always follow your parents' ad
Not long after this, the General, in com
pany with another officer, was riding out
for display, and being almost always un
<ler the influence of liquor,.and especially
.so at this time, he attempted to make his
horse jump over a wide ditch. The horse
being inadequate to this Unreasonable task,
missed the opposite side, and, falling into
the ditch, broke the General's neck, and
thus he. died ! In a few weeks from this sad
event, little Franklin took the camp fever.
For a short time it was thought that he
would recover, but a relapse came on, and
it was soon apparent that - he could not
long survive. Hci desired to see his Moth
cr once more before he died." She Was ac
cordingly sent for and e.rrived just in time
to take the long, sad farewell of her clarl-.
ing boy. The parting scene, though very
affecting, was not without a good hope of
meeting again in the better country. Lit
tle Franklin had been converted, and gave
'evidence at the last that he pleased-God.
In conclusion, allow me to ask which of
the two was the greater hero, the General,
who could not govern himself, or the drum
mer boy, who conquered the greatest foe
to all mankind, King Alcohol ?
A FAMILY NEWSPAPER---DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, ETC.
From the Clinton (Iowa;
A SPUNKY GIR4,..MARRIED.
• Sioux City last winter had an Old Maid's
Society, and they had a dinner, and speech
es, and a general vowing all around, that
they -would lead a single life, and eichow.
the naughty men forever. But it is said
there is generally a black sheep in the
flock, and so it seemed there vas one in
this: • While vowing vengeance on the
Male sex these decd g sisters were dumb-
founded by one of their number, Miss Pan
thea L. Kennedy, who arose and - most
charmingly ilunc , into their midst the fol
lowing bit of treason to celibacy :
"Sisters in, vaitin: forhusbands—
we have met, because we can't help our
selves, to, celebrate this as a day of thanks
giving, as appointed by our Chief Magis
trate. But tell,:me,„ is it to us really a day
cf thanksgiving ? No, sisters ;,rather should.
we call it a clay of , mourning-- 7 and for
what ? For husbands ! Yes, sisters, for hus
bands, which' we feed we need (at least I
do), also much desire. Talk to me of wo
man's rights ? We have alr the rights we
desire, if the men would only propose.-
,don't - the men - propose, mamma,
why kan't the rien propose ? I don't: know
how you all feel about 'it, but I do know
if the right man comes along and_makes
me an offer, I . won't be at yout next Old
Maidl dinner. , No, sisters, you may talk
as you independence,
his all folly ; we are . always dependent,,
and upon man, You may say what you
like as to our being man's superior, or
man's helpmeet, or ature's noblest work,
what pleasure or happiness can we have
in our weary ; pilgrimage through life with
out, a. man's yrotecting hand and care over
_None, asters, none;, and let ,others do
as they .will„for me, I am determined td
have'one. _And I will here iralunteer a
piece of gratuitous advice, and that is, for
each of you,to go and do likewise. What
other relation in life so honorable as a
man's companion, the wife of a loving,
order to become such, let us cultivate and
practice all those virtues that so.much ad
orn our station, and that man so much ad
mires, and my word for it, we will find
husbands worthy of us. We know that
men love us ; know that in our, smile ex
ists the poet's inspiration and the poet's
reward ; and we also know that for us pa
triots have died. Man is never so happy
as when in our company, or rendering us a
favor, and why is it that .each of us can't
have one ? Let us see to it while it is cal
led to-day, so that when another Thanks
giving Day rolls round, there will not be,
an' Old Maid in Sioux City."
Behold her reward 1
At the residenCe of Hon. A. W. Hub
bard, Sioux City, Tuesday evening, June
27, by Revs E. H. Avery, Mr. William D:
Irvine and•Xiss Panthea L. Kennedy.
A Great California Orchard.
Says the Marysville Standarci, a few
days ago it was our pleasure to visit the
orchard of John Briggs, located about two
miles South of Yuba city; in Sutter coun
ty. The proprietors is the owner of 426
acres mostly bottom land, lying along the
west bank of the Feather river. The soil
is a rich, sandy. loam, and composed of
the yearly deposits of the river many years
ago. No better or richer land is to be
found in the State, and the orchard' we
shall briefly notice promises to be the pride
of the Briggs Brothers, who have a State
reputation as of chardLts and fruit grow
Before reaehing ttrb orchard proper we
rode through a field) of 150 acres of castor:
beans, growing in the most luxurious man
ner, which field, by the way, is to give
place to a new orchard next year, the fruit
trees for the same at present growing in
the nursery by the side of the field of cas
tor beans, and containing 25,000 one year
old budded peaph trees, 16,000 plum trees,
6,000 Eastern walnuts, 25,000 California
walnuts, 2,000 apple trees, 500 Italian
chestnut trees, etc. Passing along through
this forest of young 'trees, we arrived at
the present peach orchard, consisting of
600 trees, two years old, and some of them
bearing this season 150 pounds of peaches.
These trees have made a remarkable fine
growth, owing to the rich ground upon
which they are planted, and in another
year will make a tremendous yield of fruit.
Passing the peach 'orchard we reached the
apricots, 2,200 in number, which are • also
two years old, and have borne a fair crop
the present season.
This orchard presented a sad sight in
one respect. The late heavy storm had
prostrated many of the trees entire, while
in others the limbs had been torn off as if
a tremendous tornado had swept over the
place. However, the trees were healthy
and stout, notwithstanding the mutilal
tions here and there. We next rode into
the cherry orchard, containing 3,000 of
the most thrifty young trees ever seen on
any ground. lie different varieties, fif
teen in 'number, gave this orchard. a vari
ety of aspect, and broke up the usual mo
notony of the steeple-like formed cherry
orchard. These cherry trees were all Im
ported from Rochester, N. Y., about three
years ago. Off to the south of this won
derful wilderness are two thousand five
hundred plum trees of twelve varieties,
and - Rie hundred apple trees, mostly of
winter varieties. On returning from the
orcharhe wagon road we had enter
ed, ive—t Briggs Brothers' steam cas
tor oil mill. Here we round a magnificent
-hydraulic press, with eighty pounds pres
sure, and possessing a capacity of com
pressing three hundred gallons of oil per
day. The mill also contained twenty tons
of castor heans, and two thousand five hun
dred gallons of oil,,nicely bottled and cas
ed, and ready for market.
Some tailor's would make capital dra
goons, the ` charge so.
WAYNESBORO', FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1871.
1 L! Occ Irreni !6.-
A gentleman of -Jonesburg, Mo., re
cently returned from Texas, relates an ex
traordinerpoccurrence which took place
short time ghee in the Indian country'. A
Choctaw Indian, having- committed
willful murder, was arrested, tried and sen
tenced to be shot to death. He asked for
twenty days in which to prepare and via.
it his friends, giving his word of honor as
a brave to retu
urn at the appoin'e I time
and was allowed to go forth without' a
guard or bail.
- At the expiration of the v days,
according to the appointment, the - Indian,
true to his word, at the very hour and
minute, galloped up to the place—where
sentence was to'be carried out, in compa
ty with three of his sisters and three broth
ers all• appearing as cheerful Its though
they had come to a dance or a frolic. The
coffin was then brought on the ground, but
some one remarked that it was too small,
Alpen---which one of the doomed Indian's
brothers told him to lie .down in it and
measure, which he - cheerfully did, and
laughingly said, "It fits all right."
The crowd meanwhile appeared to be
in the most cheerful spirits, and cracked
jokes and _laughed. At last, when all
was ready, the doomed man wee ordered
to sit on the ground. A handkerchief
was then passed over his eyes by his sis
ter. While the sheriff held one hand one
of the condemned Indian's brothers held
the other on each side of him.
The deputy sheriff then stood in an old
ous •, a Old - r - f - s - teps in on o tie con
demned man, with a rifle. From some
cause the rifle went off accidentially, the
bullet passing up through the roof of the
house. The Indian, believing he was
shot, drew 'himself up and shuddered ;- but
did not speak or move from the spot. A
black mark was then made over the Indi
an's heart, — with spittle and powder • by
his brother, while the deputy sheriff re
loaded his rifle. At the signal he took
- steady - aim, fired,, and the centre
of the mark. The Indian, with a few
struggles, fell back dead, with--th t .• •
brother .and the sheriff still holding his
hands. No one seemed to be in the least
affected except the doomed indian's moth
er, who shed tears, but was told to "shut
up" by her son, that all was over.
On a hot summer's day, I was standing.
near a well, when a little bird flew down'
seeking water. There . was, indeed, a
large trough hear the well, but it was emp
ty, and I grieved for a moment, to think
that little creature must go away thirsty ;
but it settled upon the edge of the trough,
bent its little head forward, then raised it
again, spread its wings;'and soared away
singing ; its thirst was appeased. I walk
ed urtes.44l-ork, Isaw a little.hole
about the size of a wren's egg. The wa
ter held there had been a source of revi
val And refreshment ; it had found enough
for the present and desired no more.
This is contentment. Again I stood by
a lovely, sweet-smelling flower, and there
came a bee humming and sucking ; and
it chose the flower for its field of sweets.—
But tte flower :had no honey, This I
knew, Tor it had no nectary. 'What then
thought I, will the bee do ? It came buz
zing Out of the end to take a further flight
but it spied the stamina full of golden fa
rina, good for making wax, and it rolled
its legsgt, ainst them, until they looked
like yellow hose, as the bee-keepers say ;
and then, heavily laden flew away home.
Then said I,."Thou earnest seeking honey
and finding none, has. been satisfied with
wax, and hest stored it for thy house, that
thy labor may not be in vain. This, like
wise„ shall be to me a lesson of content
The night is far spent, the dark night.
of trouble that sometimes threatens to
close around us ; but the day is at hand,
and even in the night there are stars, and
I haVe looked out on them, and been com
forted ; for as one set I could always . see
another rise, and each was a lamp showing
me somewhat of the depth of the riches of
the wisdom and knowledge of God.
A Great Farmer's Maxims.
The successful lifa of Mr. Jacob Straw,
the prince -of Amerrean farmers, is attri
buted to the close observfnce of the. fol
lowing maxims, originated by himself:
When you wake up do not roll over,
but roll out. It will give you time to
ditch all your sloughs, break them, har
row them and, sow them with red .clover.
One bushel of clover to two bushels of tim
othy is enough.
Make your fencing high and strong,- so
that it will keep cattle and pigs out.
If 'you liave brush,' make your lots se
cure and keep
. your hogs from -the corn,
for if the corn is kept clean they will eat it
better, than if it is not.
Be gine to get your hand: to bed by
seven o'clock—they will rise earlyby force
of - circumstances. Pay a hand, if he is a
poor hand, all you promise , hini ; if he is
a good hand pay him a little more ;' it will
encourage him to do still better.
. Always feed your hands as well as you
do yourself, for the laboring men are the
bone and sinew of the land and ought to
be well treated.
I am satisfied that getting up early, in
dustry and regular habits are the bestrem
edies ever prescribed for health.
When rainy, bad weather comes, so that
you can't work out doors, cut, split and
haul your .wood.
Make your rack, fix your fence or agate
that is off its. hinges, or the weather-board
ing of your barn where the wind has blown
the siding off, or patch the roof of your
barn or house.
Next year twill be leap year. Mar
riageble young ladies, rejoice! ,
About twenty' year ago there w as a
case in one of our .Eastern States where
man was tiied, convicted and executed
for murder. -It was known that he slept
with a friend who had some money—sev
eral hundred dollars—in.bills which had
been paid him a few days before. In the
night the friend disappeared; there was
blood on the billow and traces of it all
the wa from the door to the river which
ran near e ouse ; a oo I y .-erc le e
longing to the suspected man was found
near the river, and the marked money was
in his possession. He could not account
for the other's disappearance, and turned
both red and pale when accused,of the
II • den-Could any strongerproofhe need
ed? But after the execution the 'inisSing ,
man wrote to his parents announcing his
safe arrival in California, and as soon as
he learned :what had happened he explain-
ed all the unfortunate circumstances. He
had determined to go to California, :but
kept his intention a secret except from' a•
person in a neighboring town who was .to
accompany him. Before retiring -on the
night of his disappearance he had exchang
ed money with his bed-fellow because the
bills he held were. not the kind he wished
to carry. Heltwoke in the night and fOund
himself bleeding at the nose; seizing a
kerchief, which lay on the table, he went
to the river to stop the blood. On his
way there he dropped the kerchief, and
just as, he was returning to the house his
intended companion appeared and urged
him to start at once for the Pacific coast.
Fearingfo - diiturb some one he Ed not re
turn to the house, but proceeded with his
friend, who furnished him with hat, coat
and boots as soon as they reached his res
idence. His bed-fellow slept soundly and
.- • ew nothin' g_ofhis.departure. The ex
planation was clear, and established the
innocence of the man who had been con
victed ; but it could not return him to life.
SLEEP YArSTING APOPLEXY. -W
a man is asleep, his pulse beats and his
lungs play, but he is without sense, and
If a person faints, he, too, is without
sense, but he has no pulse and does not
apoplexy is between the two ; the heart
beats, the lungs play as in sleep, and there
is no sense as in fainting but you . cannot
shake the man backto-f . cannotife,
In sleep, the face is natural ; in a faint
ing fit, it has the pallor of death ; in apo
plexy, it is swollen, turgid ? and fairly liv
If.a man is .asleep let him alone ; nature
will wake him up as soon as he has got
When a person faints,all that is need
ed is to lay him down flat on the floor and
he will "come to" in double quick time.
He fainted because - the heart• missed a
boat, failed for au instant, failed for only
once to send the amount of blood $0 the
brain. If you place the patient in a hor
izontal position, lay him on his back, .it
does not require much force of the heart
to send blood on a level to the head; but
you set a man up, the blood has to be shot
upward to the head, and .this requires
much more force ; yet in nine cases out
of ten, if a person faints and falls to the
floor, the first done is to run to him and
set him on a chair.
In apoplexy, as there is too much blood
in the head, every one can see that the
best position to set a man up, and the
blood naturally tends downwards, as much
so as water will come out of.e, bottle when
turned upside down, if the cork is out.
A Romantic Tradition.
There is a romantic story told of New
port affairs in the last century, which if
old to some, may be quite new to many
others. It runs thus ; That a Mr. Crans
ton, on a voyage to the West Indies, was
overtaken and captured by the pirates.—
Seven years went by, bringing no news of
the missing man to 'his wife, who long be
fore the end of that time accounted her,
self a widow. Laying aside her weeds,
she prepared bridal dresses anew to con
sumate.her mariage with a Mr. Russell,
of Boston. On the eventful day, the es
caped prisoner reached his home to learn
the tidings. He called at the house un
der the assumed name of a friend of the
late Mr. Cranston, but when alone with
the bride to be, he pushed back the hair
.from his forehead and pointed to a scar
once well known to .her. The.lady recog
nized him, and though in anything but
a groom-like toilette, she flew to his,arms
claiming him as indeed hers. Mr. Russell
was called in to learn the truth of the old
proverb. "There's many a slip betwixt
t4.e..clip and the lip;" and to resign his
fair prospects. The story runs that the
original pair were united over again, and
that,Mr. Russell gallantly presented the
the bride with a wedding portion. ,
The Burial of a Bee.
A correspondent of the Glasgow Her
ald transmits the following curious inci
dent : "On Sunday last I had the pleas
ure ofWitnessing a most interesting cere
mony, Which I desire to record for the ben
efit of your readers. While walking near
Falkirk, we observed two bees issuing from
one of the hives, bearing with them the
defunct body of a comrade, with which
they flew for a distance of twelve yards.
We followed them closely, and noted the
care with which they selected a conveni
ent hole on the side of the gravel-walk,
the tenderness with which they conamit
ed the body, head downwards, •to the
earth, and the solicitude with which they
afterwards pushed two little stones, doubt
less memoriam.' Their task being
ended, they paused for about a moment,
perhaps to drop over the grave of their
friend a sympathizing tear, and then flew
away to their hives."
A dentist can stop a woman's tooth but
not her jaw:
We scatter seeds with careless hand,
' And dreain we ne'er shall see them more
But for a thousand years
Their fruit appears,
In weeds that mar the land,
Or healthful store.
The deeds we do, the words we say—
Into still air they seem to fleet,
We count them ever .ast:
But they shall last—
In the dread judgment they
And we shall meet! -
I Charge thee by the years gone by,
For the love's sake of brethren dear,
Keep thou the one true way.
• •Li work and in play, •
Lest in that world their cry
Of woe thou hear.
How thd Darlings_Keep Cool.
When the•female mind seta about mak
ing the female body cool and comfortable,
fun sets , in. If the subject belongs to the
better class—the upper two dozen—has on
a delicate linen gannentnext_herperson_
called—, well never mind what it is
called. It is a garment very low in the
neck, brief in the skirt, and deficient in
the arms. It is elaborately worked in the
bosom. We owe that description to Brown's
young man, who is rooming about a mile
from the city, looks down upon the grounds
of the Hon.—, where on Mondays the
wearing apparel of the family flutter and
kick-upon-the line while them naughty
breezes take- liberties with them.
• Over this -delicate indelicate garthent
a pair of French corsets or stays areclasp
ed. The cordage and rigging of this ar
ticle are really wonderful. 'What Whale
bones, what steel clasps, what cords cross
and recross, gathering power in the ar
rangement, until the delicate hands of the
fair owner can bring about forty pounds
.en Ito the square inch.
O.• - -
And it looks cool and comfbrtable. But
we will wager our.best pair of glasses a
gainst a Seneca sandstone that a man can
not be found capable of bearing that sum
mer dress one hour.—However, the female
form and constitution' differ materially
from the male. We' suppose our fair
friends know what they are about, and if
they .do not, it cannot be helped by us.—
How many a kiss has been given,. how
many a curse, hoW. many :a caress, how ma
ny a look of hate, low many a kind word,
how many a promise has been broken,
how many a soul lost, how many a loved
one lowered into the narrow chamber, how
many a babe has gone from earth to heav
en,. how many a little crib or. radle stands
silent now, which ;last Saturday night
held the rarest treasures of the earth
A week is a life. 'A week is a history.
A week marks events of srrrow and glad
ness, which people neverheard. Go home
to your family, man in business! •Go
home to the chair that awaits you wrong
ed waif on life's brakers 1 . Go home to
those you love. man of toil, and give on e
night to the joys and comforts flying by-
Leave your books with complex fig
ures, your dingy office, your dingy shop!
Rest with those you love, for heaven on
ly knows.what the next Saturday night
will bring ! forget the world of care and
the bit:tiles of • life which► .have furrpwed
the week ! Draw close around the .fami
ly hearth! Saturday night has awaited.
your coming in sadness, in tears, and in
silence. Go home to those•you love, and
bask in the loved presence, and meet to
return the loved embrace of your heart's
pets, -strive to be a better. man, and bless
Heaven for giving his weary children so
dear a stepping stone in the river, to thee
ternal, as Saturday night.
Teach self-denial,.and make its prac
tice pleasureable, and you create for the
world a destiny more sublime -than ever
issued flora the brain ofthe wildest dream
It is easy to exclude the noontide light
by closing the eyes i • and it is easy to re
sist the clearest truth by hardening the
the heart against it.
In all differences consider that both
you and your opponent are drooping off,
and that ere long your very • memories
will be extinguished.
There are moments when petty slights
are harder to bear-than even& serious in
jury. Men have died of the festering of
a 0 0 -net-bite.
Men's hearts ought not to be set against
one another, but set with one another, and
all against the evil thing or ly.
finan behind the times is apt to speak
ill of them, on the principle that nothing
looks well from behind.
Public reformers had need first prac
tice on their owu hearts that which they.
purpose to try on others.
Steadfastness is a. noble quality; but
unguided by knowledge or humility, it be
comes rashness. '
Next to the man who can answer a•
question thoroughly, is the man who 'can
ask it clearly.
The more any one speaks of himself, the'
less he likes to any
another talked of.
No science is speedily leained by the
noblest genius without tuition. '
What thou seest; speak of with cau
An idler boasting to a farmer of his an
cient family, laying much stress upon his
having descended irom_an illustriouS man
who lived several g•nerations ago. "So
much worse for you," replied thelarmer,
"for we find the oler the seed the, poorer
the crop. •
. A prudent man is like a pin—his 'head
prevents him from goina too far.
TOO GOOD A RECOMMENDATION.—Apat
eat medicine vender in one of our princi
pal cities was' dilating to a large crowd
upon the wonderful efficacy of his iron
bitters, pronouncing them the - great, pan
acea,lnd all-patent in building up an i
"That is so—that is so," said abysta,nd
"What he tells you is a fact,gentleman
--every word of it."
quack; "Here is a living testimony right
before your own eyes— a Man who has us
ed the bitters and can recomend them."
"No; 'not exactly that," replied the old
fellow; I have never used the stuff my
self, but, you see Steve Jen kins did, and they
*ust saved his life."
"How is that ?" questioned some one. •
"Well. you see, Stevelad taken the bitters
just one week before he wasshoved in pris
on for murder. , He was stripped of every
thing in the shape of iron about hima'and
yet he made a bar and worked his way
"Probably he bad whiskey enough in
him to furnish a bar," suggested a wag,
"No he did'nt," retorted the first.
"He had been taking this• man's iron
bitters, d'ye mind ? and what does Steve
do but open a vein in his arm, and takei,
ron enough out of his blood to make a
crowbar, and pry the gates open with it .
and let himself out. Fact!"
' The "medicine man" subsided, and no
more was heard of him in that
Alphabet of Short Rules.
Attend well to youTb - usiiias.
Be punctual in your payments. ,
Consider well before you promise.
Dare to do right.
Envy no man. .7
Faithfully perform . your duty.
Go not in the path of vice.
Have, respect for your character.
Make few acquaintances.
Never profess what you do not practice.
Occupy your time in usefuluess.
Postpone nothing , that you can do now.
Quarrel not with your neighbor.
Recompense every Man for his labor.
_Save something against a day of trou
• Treat everybody with kindness.
Use yourself to moderation.
Vilifyno person's reputation. '
Watchfully guard against idleness.
Xamine your conduct daily.
• Yield to superior judgement.
Zealously pursue the right path.
KEEP YOUR To COOL: The closing
words of James Parton in his article - on
"Artemus Ward" are as follows :
' "He was not a deep • drinker. He was
a map of strong appetite. It was the
nights wasted in eonviviahty, which, his
system needed for sleep, that sent him to
his grave forty years before his time. For .
men of his position and cast of character,
for all editors, literary men, and artists,'
there is only one safety—teetotalism, •He
should have taken the advice of the stage
driver on the plains to whom he offered
some whiskey, and I recommended it
strongly to countless hosts who read- this
paper every week : don't drink, I
won't drink,; and I don't want to see any
one else drink. I'm of the opinion of
those mountains—keep yoUr top cool.—
They've got snow and I've set brains ;
that's all the differenee."
A BEAUTIFUL IDEA.—May up a
mong the Alleghenies there is a spring so
small that a single ox on 'a summer's day
could drain. it dry. It steals its. unob
trusive way among the hills, till it spreads
out in the beautiful Ohio.. Thence it
stretches away a thousand miles, leaving
on its banks more, than a hnndred
es and cities,.and many a cultivated farm
—then joining the Misissippi it stretches
away some twelve miles more till it falls
into the emblem of eternity. It is one_of
the greatest tributaries to the ocean, which
obedient only to Fod, shall roar till the
angels, with-one foot on the sea and the
other on the land, shall swear that time.
shall be no more. So with mortal influ
ence. It is n rill—a rivulet—an ocean,
and isboundlessand fathomless as eterni
LIFE.—Men who have half a dozen iz
roiF in the fire are not the ones to go cra
zy. -It is the man of voluntary .or :com
pelled leisure, who mopes '.and pines. and
thinks himself into the mad house or the
grave. Motion is all nature's laiv. Ac
tion is man's salvation, physical and men
tal ; and yet nine out.of ten are wishfully
looking forward to the coveted hour when
they shall have leisure to do nothing—
the very siren that' has lured to death
many a successful?' man. He only istru
ly wise who lays himself out to work till
life's latest hour, and that is the man who
will live the longest, and live to most
A PRETTY RoatANcE.-L-There is a pretty
romance, or rather superstition, connected
with Lake Copeck, N. Y.. that lingered
in the remembrance of a few of the old
est persons that frequented the - island in
est happiest days ; "On a midsummer
night, between the hours—of twelve : and
one, and often during the harirestanoon,
beautiful lady withxolden curling hair,
clad in a white flowing .robe, may be seen
quickly rowing a lig 't skiff for a moment
only toward the midd e of the lake, where
she will suddenly disap ear. It is the
spirit of 'a maiden (so t
__tory runs) seek
ing her lover who was drownded in
the lake Many years ago."
Franklin said : "A newspaper and Bi
ble in every house, and a good school in
every district, are the principal supprot
ers of virtue, morality and chil liberty":"
82,00, PER 'YEAR
t t a' nit $ nimat.
An early riser--the sth
"Katy Did" is here
Our devil says the prettiest girls lie
er saw live in Waynesboro'.
in town -sa
An Oregon toast, over a glass ofthe ar•
dent: "Here's what makes us: wear old
The editor who publishes a paper that
makes nobody mad has been dead these
many years . He left mt deeendants.
Man fishing below the dam: boy comes
along and inquires: 'cGot any bites ?"
Man replies, "Lots of'em !" Boy drawls
out ,—"Y-e-s under your hat!" race be
tween boy and stone—boy a little ahead.
A man named Oats was biuled up re
cently for beating his wife 'and children.
On being sentenced to imprisonment the
brute remarked that it was ye _bar_ •
a man was not allowed to thrash his own
"Why do you drive such a pitiful look-.
ing carcas as that? . Why don't. you
put a heavier coat of flesh on him, Pat?"
"A heavier coat of flesh, on him! By
the powers, the poor creature can hard
ly carry what little there is on him now!"
A school teacher asked anew boy "who
made the glorious universe?" but.the boy
couldn't tell; so the the teacher got a raw
hide Sand told the boy •if he didn't tell he
would.whip him. The boy looked at the
whip itild snivelled out, "Please, sir, I
did; but I won't do it again !"
An exchange tells of a girl who hated
her lover to such - an extent that, when
he called to see her on Sunday evening
she threw both her arms around his neck
and squeesed him almost to death. ,The
youth was so allarmed that he didn't call.
again until the nest evening.
A dandy studdering about a tavern
took up a pair of spectacles which lay
on the table, put thergrr -- ..c . his nose, and
turning to the :tookingglass, said: Lan
lord. how do thek become me? Don't
you think they improve my looks?" "I
think they do,' replied the latillord,"they
hide part of your face.
Study your interests closely,and do not
spend any time in electing Presidents,
Senators and other smalter, officers, or
talking of hard times when spending your
time in whittling store boxes, etc.,
Take yours time and make calculation,
don't do things in a hurry, but do them
at the right time, and keep your mind as
well as your body employed.
As four or five darkies were passing an
agricultural • implement store, the other
day, one of them, pointing to a .cultiva
tor, said :
I "A man can jist sit on that thing and
ride while he's ploughing."
"Golly" replied the other, "the raseals
was too sharp to think of dat "fore de nig
ger was free."
. Not long ago,a religioussociety in Con
necticut met to decide what color they
should paint their meeting house. Some
proposed one color and some another.—
At last one said; "I move that we• paint
it rum color; for Deacon Smith has had
his face painted that rotor for a" number
of years and it grows hrighter and bright
er every year. •
A negro on , his 'death-bed declared
that he wanted to make his peace-with-qt
ternity. Said the falter • confesor to him:
"Now, Ctesar, are you quite sure you have
forgiven, all your 'enemies V Do you free
ly forgive your neighbor Brown, for the:
great injury be has. done.'‘youl" "I say
massa, if I ;dies, dell I forgib' him; but if
I' gets well, den dat nigger better look out
for•himself, sar; dat's
DID - SHE LovE.—"Martha, dost thou
loie me?" asked a Quaker youth of ono
at whose Shrine' his fondest heart's feel
ings had teed 'offered up: "Why; setli,
we are .commanded to love - one another
are weliot?" she answered. "Ah Martha!
but lost thoif 'regard me with that feel
ing Whibia . the world culls love?" "I hard
ly,knon.whattto tell thee," Seth. I have
tried to bestow my love upon all; ' but I
sometimes think that perhaps• thou art
getting more than your share."
A newly-fledged Philadelphia doctor
recently settled in Havana, 111., and' his
first case was a boy; wilbile shelling,
pop-cern, 7 ,got a kernel up
,his nose. The
Doctor examined the case, lOoked at the
patient's tongue ] and then ordered a fire
'to be built, '-Wh . en, : .that was done, the
doctor told them to hold they over the
fire until the. kernel,-,got ho't enough to
"pop out," heold.znaniweit up stairs
and got his gun; but-while he was loadit g
it the doctor esealM, •: .
An incident is:said have • occurred
recently in Chatliani street; ..iNew York,
where a countryinan ‘N:a..S . Claraorously be.
sieged by a sliopkeeper.
`...Have you any lne shirtS?"-:'Said . the
countryman. ... - _
"A svlendid aisortment;iii: ;'Step in . sir:
Every price atul every - style`,".
`.'Are they clean,?"
"To be sure. Step in sir." ,
"Then," said the cguntryn. an with great
gravity; "you had.better vat one on for
•.. • . -
s : "Gb it
en you get married