The Waynesboro' village record. (Waynesboro', Pa.) 1871-1900, December 07, 1871, Image 1

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VOLM 24..
PUBLISHED Evyay TnuEsDAY Alon.Nnro
TERMS—Two Dollars per Annum if paid
Within the year; Two Dollars and
Fifty cents afLer the expiration
of the year.
lines) three inseriions, 4,1,60; for
• each subsequent insertion, Thir
five Cents per Square. A liberal
discount made to yearly adver
LOCALS,—Business Locals Ten Cents per
line for the first insertion, Seven
Cents for subsequent insertions.
Piro fessional Olards,
3. B. AraßzusoN, M. D.,
Office at the Waynesboro' "Corner Drug
Store." [bane
DR_ 13_
has resumed the practice of Medicine.
OFFICE—In the Walker Building—near
the Bowden !louse., Night calls should be
made tds residence on Main Street, ad
joining the Western School House.
July 20--tf
I_ 3NeE.
Office at his reidence, nearly opposite
the Bowden ICov 2—tf.
foes A. 4:4•l',oi4iNti,
HIVING been adinited to Practice Law
at the several Courts in Franklin Coun
ty, all business entrusted to his care will be
promptly attended to. Post Office address
Mercers burg, ra.
L .0 W We 0 L'' — rzi — o, tr s,
Will give prompt and eloseattention' to all
business entrusted to his care. °thee next
door to the Bowden House in, the Walker
Building. truly 6
Practices in the several Courts of Franklin
and adjacent Counties. '
N. B.—Real Estate leased and sold, and
Fire Insurance effected on reasonable terms.
December 10, IS7I.
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14. 1 frAit.,„ .
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wo 7 s Ivo
Experienced in Dentistry, will insert you
sets of Teeth at prices to suit the times.
Feb. 16, 18M.
URA, 16, it., t TRA.OIE,LEEtiv
gAFFERS his Professional services to the
1./citizens of Waynesboro' and vicinity.
Da. STRICKLER has relinquished an exten
sive practice at .I.ercersburg, w'•^- '".htta
been prominently engaged for.
.years in the practice of his profession.
lie has opened an ()!lice in Waynesboro',
at the residence of George liesore, Esq., his
Father-in-law, where he can be found at all
times when not professionally engaged.
July 20, 187.1..-tf.
-Can be found at all times at his office where
he is prepared to insert teeth on the best
basis in use and at prices to suit the times.
'Teeth extracted, toitl.nut pain by the use of
chloroform, eather, nitrous oxid egas or the
freezing process, in a manner surpassed by
- none.
• We the undersigned being acquainted with
A. K. Branisholts for the past year, can rec
ommend him to the public generally to be
a Dentist well qualified to perform all ope
rations belonging. to Dentistry in the most
.skillful manner.
•eept 29t.13
C. A- S. WO , ?3F,
glerWatehea Repaiied and WarrantellßlL
SarViteelry Made a 4 Repaired.
July 13, 1871.-tf. •
TIE undersigned having ' had some ten
yeats experience as a practical Surveyor
is prepared to do all kinds of Surveying,
laying out and dividing up lands, also all
kinds of writing usually done by Scriveners.
Parties wishing work done can call on, or
address the undersigned at Waynesboro' Pa.
feb 2—tf ) A. B. STOLE'S.
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11 , m subscriber informs the public that he
_IL continues the Barbering business in the
snom next door to Mr. Reid's Grocery Store,
and is at all times prepared to do hair cut.
shaving,s bampooning etc. in the best
style. The patronage alba public's respect
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I've wandered through the village, John,
I've sat beneath the tree,
Just east yon house on the high ground.
Which sheltered you and me.
But none were there to meet me, John,
And few were left to know,
Who worked with us within the mill,
Some twenty years ago.
The grass is justas green, John,
.And weavipggirls at play,
Are,working4USt as we did' then,
spirits jiat, as giy,
When Hobart lived upon the hill,
Which, coated o'er with snow,
Afforded us a sliding-place,
Some twenty years ago.
The Cotton Mill is altered now,
The looms have been replaced,
By new ones, very like the same,
On which the shuttle raced,.
The same old iiress and clinking Bar,
The,bell swingSto and fro,
The music just the same, dear Wallis,
As twenty years ago.
The river ran beneath the hill,
Close by the spreading beach;
It's very low, 'twos once so high,
That we could scarcely reach.
In kneeling down, to get a drink,
Dear John, I startled so!
To see bow very much I'd changed,
Since-twenty—years ag'
Near by the barn, upon theElw,
You know I cut your name,
And Lathrop Armes' beneath it, John,
And you did mine the same.
Some heartless wretch had peel'd the bark,
'Twas dying sure, but slow,
Just as the one whose name we cut,
My eyelidsdbad been dry, John,
But tears came in my eyes;
I thought of those I loved so well'
'Mid Oxford's broken ties.
I visited the old church yard,
• And took home flowers, to strew
Upon the graves of those we loved,
Some twenty years ago.
Some are within the churchyard laid,
Some fell by Traitor Lee,
But few are left of our-old class,
Excepting you and me.
And when our time shall come, John,
And•we are called to g 0,4--
I hope they'll lay us where we worked,
Just twenty van ago.
Our country's flag, whose silver stars,
Hath lighted land and flood ;
Has been upheld by LABOR'S sons,
And crimson'd with their blood.
Where'er that banner hath been borne,
Wherever yet unfuri'd ;
It spoke of liberty to man—
Redemption to a world.
It speaks with silent voice to-day,
To ev'ry sighing 'soul ;
Bids each press on with earnest zeal,
T'ward freedom's happy goal.
Why then should LABOR'S sons permit;:-
Corruption's hated throng; :
To find protection '".eat "our flag,"
For tyranny and wrong?
Shame on the cowards who bow dc4n
And worship sordid knaves;
Who meekly kiss oppression's rod,
And live the life of slaves.
Up, brothers up, the hand of time
Has mark'd the coming hour;
When tyrant might shall be o'erthrown,
And right assort its pow'r.
Up, brothers up, let not our flag
Wave o'er a robber's den ;
Colin, swear that sheet shall symbolise,
A. race of freeborn men.
Come bear it on from clime to clime,
A galaxy of light;
Whose silv'ry beams shall dissipate
The toiler's , groo.uay night. •
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gitstellauro6 leading.
The following affecting narrative pur
poses to have been givim by a hither to
his son, as a wa niug derived from his
own bitter experience, of grievance and
resisting a motlivr's love and counsel.
What agony was visible on my_ moth
ers thee when she saw that all she had
said and suffered had failed to move .me.
She rose up to go home and I followed
her at a distance. She spoke no more to
me till she reached hei own door.
'lb is school time now," she said' Go,
now my son, and once more I beseech you
to think on what I have said.
shant go to school," said I.
She looked astonished at my coldness,
but replied firmly :
"Certainly you will go, Alfred ; I com
mand you."
"I will not," said I in a tone of defi
"One of the two things you must do,AI
- go to school this 'morning, or
I will lock you in your room, and keep
you there until you are willing, to prom
ise implicitobedience to my wishes in the
"I darn you to do it; you can't get me
up stairs."
"Alfred, claim now," said my mother
who laid her /mad upon in arm. She
years ago
trembled violently and 'was deadly pale,
yUu touch me I will kick you. said
/in a terrible rage. God. knows I knew
not wbat•• I said." •
"Will you go, Alfred IP"
"No," I replied; but quailed beneath
her eye.
"When follow me," she said, as shegrasp
ed my arm firmly.
"I raised my foot—:oh, hear mel—l
raised my foot and kicked her—my saint
ed mother! How my head reels as the
torrents of memory, rush over me I I
kicked my mother, a feeble woman—my
mother!—Staggered back a few steps,
and leaned against the wall. ' She did
not look at me; I saw her heart beat a-,
gainst her breast ;
"Oh ! Heavenly father," said "she - for
give him—for he knows not - what he does:
The gardener just then passed the door
and seeing my mother pale and unable to.
support herself, he stopped she beackoned
him m:
"Take this boy up stairs and lock him
in his room," said she and turned from
me. Looking back as she was entering
her room, she gave me welt a look of .ag
uny mingled with the most intense love
lt was the last utterable pang qout a bro
ken heart.
"In a Moment I found myself a prison
er in my own room. I thought fur a mo
ment, 1 would fling myself from the open
window, and dash my brains out, but .1
was afraid to do so. I was not penitent.
At times my heart was subdued; but my
stubborn pride arose iu an instant, and
bade me not yield. The pale thee of my
mother haunted me. I fiang myself on a
bed and fell asleep. Jrt_ut twilight .1
yeard - a - ti:sitstep - appro eh the -door:-It
was my sister.
"What may 1 tell motherfor you ?"
She asked:
"Nothing! I replied.
"Oh, Allred!" tor-my sake,-for-all—our
co forgive you."
d—uot-answer.l—heaid--he -
steps slowly retreating, and again
threw myself on the bed, - to - pass another
wretched and, tearful night.
Another footstep slower and feebler
than my sister's disturbed me. A voice
called me by name. it was my mother's.
"Alfred my on shall I come 7" she .
I cannot tell what influence, operat
ing at that moment made me to speak
adverse to my to lings. The gentle voice
of my mother thrilling through me, and
incite I the ice my obdurate heart, and
I longed to throw myself on her neck,
but did not. But my words gave the, lie
to my heart when I said was, not sorry.
heard her withdraw. I heard her
..troan.. I longed to call her back..—But
I. did not, •
I was awakened from my uneasy slum
ber, by bearing my name called and my
sister stood at niv bedside. •
"Get up, Oh I don't wait a
minute. Got up and come with me. IQ
iher is dying.
I thought I was yet dreamibg, but up
mechanically and followed my sister. On
the bed cold as a marble lay my Mother.
She was pot undressed : She had thrown
herself upon the bed to rest ; arising to a
gain go to me, she was seized with .palpi
cation of the heart, and was borne sense
lers to her own room.
I cannot tell with what agony I looked
upon her ; my remorse was ten fold more
bitter from the thought that she would
never know it. I believed myself to be
tier murderer. I fell on the bed beside
her. I could not weep. My heart burn
ed in my bosom ; my brain was on fire.
My sister threw her arms around ate and
wept in Aimee. Suddenly we saw a light
motion of mother's hand ; her eyes un
closed. She had recovered consciousness,
but speech. She looked at me and
moved her lips. . I could not under Stand
her words. "Mother! mother!" I shriek
ed "say only that you forgive me !" She
could not say it with her lips, but her
hand pres ed mine. She smiled upon me
and lifting her thin, white hands, she clasp
ed my own between them, and cast her
eyes upwards : She moved her lips in pray
er, and thus she died. I remained still
kneeling beside that dear form till my gen
tle sister removed me. That joy of youth
had gone fbrever.
Boys who spurn a mother's control, who
are ashamed to own that they are wrong
who think it manly to mist her authori
ty, or yield to her influence, beware! Lay
not up fur yourselves bitter memories for
future years.
Manners and Taste
We will prize good manners at their
real worth, which is high, when they are
truthful, when they faithfully represent
what the heart is and wills. Good man
ners promise much ; let the promise. be
fulfilled. If it is not, they are false man
ners, however good they may look. There
is nothing hypocritical about the genuine
gentlenign, and the heartiest would ra
ther have his outward mine below than
above his interior self, and under no cir
cumstances other than simple.
Over-dressing is vulgar, especially in
women, for the glare of the sun-lit and
eye-lit street. Toilets, even when taste
ful as to color and style, denote, if habi
tually rich and showy, mental vulgarity,
their transparent design being by superfi
cial, material means, to impress the' be
holder. The refined beholder is unfavor
ably impressed, suspecting such outward
richness to be the mask of inward pover
ty. A prevalent fashion of costly Br
ing is a sign of - general vulgarity. 'The
finest type of ladyhood would recoil offend
ed from her mirror at seeing herself be-
Bilked, and befeathered, and bejeweled, for
a morning walk or driye. aze wilt be as
simple elegant in her Attire, and' will not
exhibit, either in the one or the other, the
slightest effort to ontvie her neighbors.--
"3 U Gantlemsareakerk
I have good opportunities, now, says
James.Breoks in' a. letter from China, -to
see iiirm life, garden lif , Te, in gen:.
eral. The agriculture, especial y the
nace agriculture, is not what expected
to see. Farming is not ea y to such
perfection' as in japan. Mountain land
is net rescued from its barrenness where
it might be. But every spot of good land
is put under cultivation for millet, or sor
ghum, or corn, or peas, or beans', tic. The.
sorghum runs up to 12 Ur 15 feet high,
and its stalks and roots are used for fuel
in winter. l'lnsre. is no grass land in this
part of China; and hence, few or no cat
tle raised here. There are no green fields,
therefore; though 'Often green hills, and
these, now, as green as in Switzerland, and
very Swiss-likamong the mountains, with
the Swiss disease of the goitre among wo
men there. And on these hills there are
sometimes ea ttle and goats. .A. country
thus all ploughed, and hoed, and cultiva,
ted, or its plains, now full of creps..and
teeming with agricultural wealth, is a
novelty to an. American eye. I could see
nothing but crops for miles, as I wander
ed through the fields, and the field-paths,
called roads. There are some few fruits
here—the apple; now ripening, not bad—
the peach, not good nor bad, and thegrape,
excellent as a .garden grape. Figs and
pomegranates are growing in the garden
of the Legation about me, and they are
housed in winter.
The winter here, indeed, must be terri
ble, judging from the good, thick ice I
see on the table, and from the abundance
of furs and skins of all sorts in the mar
kets, offered for sale as clothing: The sun
-in summer is too fiery hot, andin midday
the safest way is to keep out of its rays.
But the climate of Pekin I have found
agreeable and healthy, and in the moun
tains not far off the air is asr pure as in
Switzerland or in Oregon, or in iNt•
fire — Every - offe — below iu the un
healthy regions told me "it was as much
kin as a tourist in August; but I 'have
found improved health and vigor: April
and May, and September, and October,
however, are the safest months to be here.
Pekin is cut off from the rest
,of the
world in winter, as ice bloclis• up ipery
stream everywhere about here, anti only
long,andlediou.s 'overland tritVel then is
' Walter and the Judge.
One day, passing through Washing
ton Market, New York, Walter observed
a gentleman making a payment for some
purchases, who, in
,so doing, dropped a
bank-note. A draft of air blew it to,
ward the boy, while the•gentleman pass
ed on ignorant of his loss. In a few mo
ments, however, he was overtaken by the
boy, who said, as he held up the bill,
"You've loshoine money, sir." •
It was a lifty-dollar note. The gentle
man, whom we shall call Judge Russell,
looked surprised, but on eicamining Ms
pocket-book, found that it was so, and
handing the lad a smaller bill, said :
"You're an honest little fellow ; take this."
"No, sir, thank you," replied the boy,
Idbis'astonishment Mr. Russell sur
veyed the boy from head to' foot. He
was evidently poor, for his clothes bore
the indications of poverty. The Judge
said :
“Why, my boy, what is .the reason
you will not take the money ?'
"Because I did not earn it, sir. I
don't think my mother, would like me to
tyke pay for doing as I would be done
b. ”
"A fine littlefellow 1 Would you like
to live with me and be a lawyer 7" said
the Judge.
"Yes, sir" replied the boy, as they
parted. About two months atter a boy
was shown into the Judge's study, who
came up to him and asked, Are you ready
for me now, sir !"
"For what, Wild?" asked the Judge
who now recognized the finder of the bank
• "Why, to have me live with you and
learn to he a lawyer," replied the lad..
' The Judge now recollected that these
were his own words to the boy, 'and
struck with the artlessness of the little
fellow, he restrained his mirth and asked,
"What do your parents say ?" •
"I have no father ; but my mother says
you are a good man, and that God has'
answered her prayers in providing a good
place for me ; and here is a letter from
her, sir."
The Judge
,was much moved, and
more so after reading the letter, contain
ing the mother's committal of her "pre
cious child." Consulting with his :wife
she- became much pltased with the boy.—
The result was, he was adopted , and ul
timately became eminent in his profes=
sion, and the comfort of his foster parents
in their declining years.—Sehoo/ Visitor.
A Wolin TO GIRLS.—The woman 'Who
is indifferent to her looks is no true wo
man. Gnd meant women to be attractive,
to look well, to please, and it is one of her
duties to-carry-out this-intention of her
Maker. But that dress is to do it all, and
to suffice, is more than we can be brought
to believe, just because we do love to see
girls look well, as well as live to some pun
pose. We would urge upon them such a
course of reading and study as, will con
fer such Charms as no modcste can supply.
A well-known author once wrote a very
pretty essay on the power of education to
beautify. That it absolutely chiselled the
features; that he had seen many a clum
sy nose and ands thick pair of lips so modi
fied - by-thoughtnsvakend and active yen-
timent as to be lanrecognizciL; And he
.pnt it - on.that ground.thet we so often see.
people, homely and unattraotive in -youth,;
bloom in middle life into a softened In-
dian summer of good looks' aad mellow
larteik . - ;
Farin Lift in China.
A Plague of Darkness Coming.
A very diaitreeable prophecy is quoted
by the journal de Bruxelles. The prophe
cy attributed to the venerable Anna
Maria Tale, arul is to the, efrect that two
great chastisements may liiiiitliected—the
one from heaven the other from earth.—
The latter, whieh' wilkonsistin.wars, rev
olutions and, other, calamities, being ter
minated- that from , heaven will succeed,
and • is explained as follows :—"Great dark
nets is to prevail over whole land dur
ing three days and three nights. It will
be so thick that absolutely nothing will
be visible, and will be 'accompanied by
pestilences which will chiefly fall on the
enemies of religion, although the scurge
will not be confined exclusively to them.
While this da'rkness lasts, no' light will
shine. , no fire will have any' brightness,
and only those who have blessed• things
(candles ?) will be able to see. All' this
is very horrible, and it is to be hoped that
the lady may be mistaken in her predic
tiOEU3, and that they • may turn ont to be
as erroneous as that of the great tidal wave
which .wits - thelither day to have destroy
ed Nevl Orleans.. The prophetess, how
ever, giv,es full directions as to the proper
course to he pursued during this reign of
darkness and pestilence. People are ex
horted to not endeavor to scan the hea
vens curiously during the darkness, for
whcoever shall-go audlook , out of a win
dow, or leave his house for the purpose of
descrying what is passing in the firma
ment, will be •immediately struck 'down.
The whole time that the Judgement shall
last ought to be employed in prayer, and
above all imreciting the. Rely Rosary.—
The director of :.Anna Maria. Taigl said,
in August; 1864 is-meet true that
the venerable servant of, God announced
the scourge of three- day's darkness, ex
tending over the whole earth' While it,
lasts the windows must be kept closed."
. cSrLvER - RurE: - --=1 f - "iirrttnto—ot you would have others do unto you"
he-CToldenitulemind your_ own bu '-
Hess" is the Silver Rule. And, on second
thought, I believe we may obtain the bene
fits of both rules in the latter. ..
It isn't a pleasant thing to acknowl
edge, but I believe nine persons mir of eve
ry ten meddle with their neighbor? bus!.
ness. They may not carry it to the ex
tent that the old lady did, when she crept
like a thief into her neighbors's clothes
yard to assertain whether..the 'stockings
upon the line were darned or"patched ;
but that we do, sometimes, meddle with
what is none.of our business, .is , undenia
If our neighbor displays more style
then - we think his - circumstandes warrant,
we are quite willing, and sometimes anx
ious to learn whether •he pays as-he goes,
or not, And among the ladies,(bless them)
the habit of minding the business of their
neighbors gets to be alniost a mania.
They know to a dime the cost of every,
dress and bonnet that comes to their church,
and whether the minister's wife wears im
ported gloves, or gloves of home manu
facture. ANdame knows to a dollar the
worth of every set of jewelry on her visi
ting list, and if there is a set of fhlse
monds, it is whispered about and Com
mented upon.
But not alone among the women does
this habit prevail, The men are equally
ready to break the golden rule, and I'll
tell you some of their ways one of these
Meanwhile, let us carefully. attend to
our tarn business, that we may have time
to Attend to that of our neighbors when
we have a convenient opportunity.
A Youth Who Never Saw a
Meadows history of the Chinese, late
ly published in London, in a chapter on
Love, has the foll Owing:
A Chfnese who had been disappointed
in marriage, and had greviously suffer
ed through the women m many other
ways, retired with his infant son to the
peaks of a mountain range in Cweichoo,
to a spot quite inaccessible to little foot
ed Chinese women. He trained the boy
to worship the gods, and to stand in awe
and abhorrence of the devils; but he nev
er mentioned women to him, always de
scending the mountain alone,to buy food.
At length, howeve4 the infirmities of age
'compelled him to take the young man
with him to - carry'the heavy bag of rice.
As they were leaving the market town
together, the son suddenly stopped short,
and pointing to three approaching objects
cried :
"Father, what are these things ; Look !
look 1 What are they ?"
The father instantly answered, with
the pe remptory order :
"Turn away your head they are dev
ils !"
The son, in some alarm, turned away,
noticed that the- evil things were gazing
at him with surprise from behind their
fans. He walked to the mountain in si
lence, eat no supper, and from that day
lost his: appetite, and was afflicted with
melancholy.• For some time his puzzled
and anxious parentcould get no satisfac
tory answer to his inquiries, but at leng th
the young man burst out crying with In
explicable pain :
'Oh, father,. that tallest deiil 1 - That
tallest devil, father !'"
correspondent of the Maine Earmer says
the following is an effective remedy for
croup. Half a teaspoonful of pulverized
alum in a little molasses: It is a simple
remedy, one almost always at hand, and
one does seldom fails to give relief. If it
should, repeat it after one hour.
Those :whO in the day of sorrow 'have
owned God's p . resenee in the aloud; will
find him also in the pillar of fire,' bright
ening and cheerio' tho - abode u night
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Tbrise Jolly Husbands.
Three jolly husbands, by the names of
Tim Watson, Joe Brown, and Bill Wale
ker, sat, late one evening drinking at the
village tavern, until, being Well corned,
they agreed that eich on returning home
should do the first thing his wife told him
in default of which he should, the next
morning pay the bill.
They then seperated for the night, en
gaging to meet the nextnaorning and give
an holiest account of themselves and their
proceedings at home, so far as tley related
to their bill.
Toe next morning Walker and Bioich
were early at their posts, but it was some
time bat ore Watson made his • appear
Walker began first;
You see, when I entered my house the
candle was out, and the fire giving but a
glimmering of light, I came near walk
ing into a pot-of batter that the ,pancakes
were to be, made of next morning. My
wife, who was dreadfully out of humor et
sitting up su late said to me, §arcaetical
"Bill, do put your foot in that batter."
"Just as you. say, Maggie," said I, and
without the slightest hesitation I put my
foot in the pot .of batter, and then went to
Next Joe Brown told his story.
My wife had retired to her usual sleep
ing room, which adjoins the kitchen, and
tne door was ajar. 'Not being able to nav
igate perfectly, I made a dreadful clatter;
iog among the household furniture, and
my wife in no pleasant tone, drawled out,
"do break the porridge pot."
No sooner said than done, I siezed hold
of the tail of the pot, and striking it a
gainst the chimney jamb broke it in a
thousand pieces. After this exploit I re
tired to rest, and got a curtain lecture all
night - for-my - pains,
an account of himself.
DI wife gave me most unlucky call in
the wort for as 1. was hi der ag up stairs
in the dark, she called out, "Do break
you.r neck, Tim."
"I'll be cussed if I do Sate," said '
as I picked myself up; "I will sooner pay
the bill." And so landlord, here's, the
cash for you, and this is is the last time I
will'risk five dollars on the command of
my wife.
The poorest education that teaches self
control, is better than the best that neg
Payion tiaye "Whi.n we meet in .hea
yen we shall see how little we know allol
it on earth."
Wit resembles a a:qtett ; those.who the
most eagerly run after it are the least favor
The human soul, like the water of the
salt sea, becomes fresh and sweet in rising
to the sky. •
You may gleam knowledge by reading,
but you must separate the wheat from chaff
by thinking.
Real., happiness is cheap enough, yet
how dearly are we in the habit of paying
for its counterfeit.
, How, noiselessly the snow comes down?
You may see it, feel it, but never hear it.
Such is true charity.
There are persons who would lie pros
trate on the ground, if their vanity or
their pride did not hold thentt'up.
Value the friendship . of him who ittands
by you in the' stormswarms of insects
will surround you in tite sunshine.
Grief knits two beards in closer bonds
than happiness ever can , and common
happiness 16 a far stronger link than coin
-111011 joy..
True religion shows its influence in every
part of our conduct, it is like the sap of a
living tree, which penetrates the most dis
tant boughs.
One cannot learn everything; the ob:
jecta of knowledge have multiplied beyoncl
the r powers of the strongest mind to keep
peace with them all.
Men are capable of greater things than
they perform. They are sent into the world
with bills of credit, and seldom draw to
their full extent.
If good people would but make good•,
ness agreeable and smile, inst ad of frown
ing in their virtue, how many would be
won to the good cause.
What is the love of a restless, roving
man ? A vagrant stream that dallies with
each, flower on its bank, then passes on
and leaves them all in tears.
The following rules, froth the papers of
Dr, Wet, were according - to. his memo
randum, thrown together as general way,
marks in the journey of life !Never to
ridicule sacred things, or what others - may
esteem such, however absurd they
appear to be. Never to show levity when
the people are professedly engaged in
worship. Never to resent a shpposed in
jury till I know the views and motives of
the author of it; nor seek occasion to re
taliate. Never to judge a person's chorea ,
ter by their external apperance. Always
take the part 'of an absent man who is
censured in comany, so far as truth and.
propriety wi ll a llow. sever to think the
worse of another on account of his differ._
ing from me in political or religious opin
ions. Ifevar dispgte if I b.-. n fairly 8.
void it. '
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Every eainest . ghkuce: we_ give ; to, the
realities around us„ldtti, intent jr,9, learnt ,
proceeds frsen.a‘Apilr f p* rik.:‘
komi.or prom
's turn to
Items in Brief.
$2,00 PER YEA
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Wit and „Yuman
What can a ma NI
when it is empty ? A
A Wisconsin mother has actually
named her poor baby Horace Gree
When a wife reigns, it SokIIIIS natural
that she should storm too. She generally
It would be a much better arrange.
ment if the wrinkles of old . ag© were to:
come on our heels 'Mstesd of our faces.
Why - are - yofineltitres - Tcria - rtial: to
sunset and twilight? Because they
daughters of Eva, ' , •
A gentleman, describing a lady's ec - etr''
big dress, said it was low-necked and
en "more so,"
If you were the wife of your grand-mo
ther's uncle's cousin's half-sister, what re-
IntiOn would you be to your uncle's gtund
fittber's husband, and how many?
The most,laconie will on record is that
a man who died in 1796.. It ran thus:
"1 have nothing ; '.l owe a great deal—
the net I give to the poor,
A Mossouri, lady advertises for the
pPrson who is in the habit of serenading ,
her to stand nearer the hone so that she
can scald him.
A boy gave a good definition of a horse
in his composition, when he said, "He is
an animal with four legs, one in each cor
An old rail
quietus upon
- frim - alsourhis ba
"Youn_ man wb
as yours, I can
— A — Prenclrauthoreas-saya, "A kiss gives
more pleasure than anything else in the
world." To this an editor responds,
"That writer evidently never experienced
the childish rapture of descending the
stairs by sliding dOwn the banisters."
A son of Erin just arrived in this
land cf plenty, being in want,, was told
by a person to whom he applied for aid,
to go generally considered a
very • warm region. • "Civility indade,"
said Pat, "to invite me to your father's
' Mr. Theophiias Popp, of Poppville,
Pop county, fancying _ buneiAf tole very •
popular with his lady love, popped the
question to her-under- the , popular tree,
where she referred him to her poppy, who,
when asked for his content,. laboring - 1
. der the influence of gixour. RO/40 popp ed
him tint of the door to' the tune of "Pop
gees the Weasel I"
"See here, 'Jim grown did you ever rip
that my father hadn't se much sense as
Sam Smith's yeller dog?" -
",`No I never said any such,a thing. • I
said that Sam Smith's yeller dog had more
seise than your father ever had, anathat's
every word I said."
"Well, it's lucky you-didn't say the other
thing, I tell you
SALT FOB cettegrm,,—Ji poultry Mall
says he always lost more or less chickens
evgry year from gapes until he has adop
ted the plan - of feeding salted dough' and
loses none; the chickens are vigorous
and always commence laying early in
the fall. The Ohio Farmer adds, "we
have chickens commence laying within
one hour or two after eating salt, and lay
ing continually."
In an lowa breaCh of promise case, • the
plaintiff swore that the defendant 'hived
her every night for several months, and
.Sunday nights until two and three o'clock
in the morning ; while • the defendant
swore that he did no, such , thing. The
jury based their verdict of $1 damages o 4
the ground - that If he did hug her, it was
worth at least $1; while if he didn't be
ought to. be sued at- least that amount
tbr dereliction in notiiving up to his pri•
D. F—was the President of a youth:
era College, who profeovi to be correct
in his language, and, )herefore, ezpected
hie pupils to be likewise. Playing cards
was strictly forbidden on the school prem.
ises, but as is often the case, this law was
violated by the students without being de
tected. A-number of Freshmen collected
in one of their number's room, were en
joying a game of euchre, when a Imo*
was heard at the door. "Who's there?"
One exclaimed. "Me!" was the laconio
reply: "Who's me?" "Professor F—r--."
"You lie! Prat F---would not say Me;
he would say, "it is X, sir."
Here's per nice roast chick'n," cried an.
aged colored man, as the cars stopped at
a Virginia railroad station. "Here's yer
roast chiek'n 'n. taters, all nice and hot,"
holding his plate aloft and walking the
platform. "Where did you get that
chick'n. uncle ?" asks a passenger. Ire
cle looks at the intruder sharply, and
then turns away, crying. "Here's yer
nice roast chick'n, gent'm'n, all hot;--
needn't go into the house for dat." "Where
did yon get that chicken ?" repeats the
inquisitive passenger. "Look-a-yer," ,says
uncle, speaking privately, "is you from
de liorf 1° "Yes." -"Is you a . friend ... Of
otthe colored man ?" "I hope I am."—
"Pen don't yon aebber ask me whar I got
dat ehiek'ne lAero's 3'or
,! -Value .the friqcOthip hirit—rho
.guirois bY, yquin.s otapal ; swan* iu
' ao&a. tprittisii4ika4 Vie statiut
tc , - , 0.,;.• •
ye in his picket
g hole. '
in Indiana put a.
man who chaffed
• ea. , to t ese words:
k-• v head •ts as soft
• air to BOIL"