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THE lONEYLESS MAN.
[This beautiful poem was composed
Ago by Henry Stanton, of Maysville,Ken
tucky. Such gems of poetry are often met
with, written by authors whose names are
never known in history.]
Is there no place on the face of the earth '
Where charity dwolleth, whose virtue has
Where .bosoms in mercy and kindness will
And the poor and ;the wretched shall ask
Is there no place .on earth where a knock
from the poor
,bring a.kind angel to open tae door?
Ah ! search the wide world wherever you
There is no. open door for the pAorieyless
Go look in yonrhall, where the chandelier
.l)rives off with its splendor the &witness of
Where the rich hanging velvet, infilhadowy
Sweeps gracefully down with its trimming
And the mirrors of silver take up and re-
In long lighted vistas the 'wildering view ;
lo_thin7e,in—your-patches, and find if you
Avyeleptaing smile for the moneyless man !
Gojook, in yon church of the cloud-reach
ing spire, •
Which gives back to the sun his same look
of red fire ;
Where the arches and columns are gorge
And the walls seem us pure as a soul with-
out sin ;
Go down the, long aisle—see the rich and
In the pomp and pride of their worldly es
;Walk down in your patches and find if you
Who opens pew for a moneyless man
Go look -t,o your. judge in dark flowing
With the seales,wherein law weigheth qui
Where he frowns on the weak and smiles
on the strong,
And punishes right while he justifies wring;
Where jurors their lips, on the : Bible have
:To render a verdict they've already made ;
Go there in the court room; and find if,you
Any law for the cause of a moncyless Alan
, Go look in the banks, wk9ro 'Mammon has
His hundreds and thousands of silver and
Where, safe from the hands of the starving
-I.i es. pile Upon pile of the glittering ore;
'Walk up to the counter=--ah, there you may
Till your limbs grow old and your huirs
And you'll find at the bank not one of
With money to lend to a moneyless•man
Theff go to your hovel—no raven has fed
The w ife,who
. has suffered so long for her
Kneel down,hy her pallet and kiss the, death
:From the lips of the angel your .poverty
Then turn in your agony upward to God
And bless while it smites you the chasten-
And you'll find at the . end of your life's lit
There's a 'welcome above for the mopeyless
BY EDWARD EGGLESTON'.
It doesn't do men any good to live a
part front women and children. I never
knew a boy's school in which there wag
not a tendency to rowdyism. And lum
ber-men, sailors, fishermen, and all ether
men that live only with men, are proverb
ially a half-bear sort of' people. Fron
tiersmen soften down when women and
children come—but I forget myself, it is
the story you want.
Burton and Jones Jive in a shanty by
themselves. Jones was a married man,
but finding it hard to support his wife in
a down East village, he bad emigrated to
North Minnesota, leaVing his wife under
her lather's root; until he should be able
to "nuke a start." Be and Burton hnd
gone into a partnership and had "pre-emp
ted a town site" of three hundred acid
The re were perhaps twenty families:
scattered sparsely over this town site at
the time my story begins and ends, fbr it
ends in the same week in which it begins.
The partners had disagreed, quarreled
an divided their interests. The land was
all shared between them except one valu
able forty acre piece. Each of them claim
ed that piece of land, and the quarrel had
g:oie so high between them that the neigh
bors expected them to "shoot at sight"—
,Ia :act it was understood thliturton,was
When he thought of the chance of be:
ing killed by his old partner, the pros
pect was not pleasant. He looked whist
fully at Kitty, his two years' old child,
and dreaded that she should be left fath
erless. Nevertheless, he wouldn't be back
ed down. He would shoot or be shot.'
While father was busy cutting wood,
and the mother was busy otherwise, little
Kitty managed to get the shanty door o
pen: There waa_no_latch_asyet,_and-her
prying little fingers easily swung it back.
A_gust of .cold air almost took away her
breath, but she caught sight of the brown
grass without, and the new world seemed'
so big that the little feet were fain to try
and explore it.
She pushed out through the door, caught
her breath again, and started away down
a_path_bordered-by-sere-grass - and - dead - j
stalks of the wild sunflower.
How Often she had longed to escape
• -- from—resti alut and paddle out into the
ou the forty acre piece, determined to
shoot Jones if he came, and Jones had
sworn to go out there and shoot Burton,
when the fight was postponed by the un
expected arrival of Jones' wife and child.
Jones' shanty was not finished, and he
was forced to forego the luxury of fight
ing his old partner, in his exertions to
make wife and baby comfortable for the
night. For the winter sun Was surround
ed by "stn-fogs." Instead of one sun,
there were four, an occurrence not uncom
mon in this latitude, but one which al-
Ways bodes a terrible storm. •
In his endeavors to care for 'his wife
and child, Jones was modified a little, and
half regretted that he had been so violent
about the piece of land. But he was-d •
termined not to back down, and he would
certainly have to shoot Burton or be shot
world alone ! So out into the - world she
went, rejoicing in her liberty, with blue
sky above and the rusty prairie beneath.
She would ftud out where the path went
to, and what there was at the end of the
World ! What did she care if her nose
was blue with cold, and her chubby hands
red as beets. Now and then she paused
to turn her bead away from a rude blast,
a forerunner of the storm ; but having
gasped a moment she quickly renewed her
brave march in search of the great un
The mother missed her, and supposed
that Jones, who could not get enough of
the child's society, had taken the little
pet out with him.
• Jones, poor fellow, sure that the dar
ling was safe within, chopped away until
the storm came upon him, and at lust
drove him, half smothered by snozi, and
half frozeu With cold, in the house. When
there was nothing left but retreat, he had
seized an armful of wood and carried it
into the house with him, to make sure of
.having enough to keep his wife and Kit
ty from freezing in the coming awfulness
of the night, which now settled down up
on the storm-beaten and snow blinded
It ,was the beginning of that horrible
storm in which so,many people where fro
zen to.death, and Jones had fled none too
When once the .wood was stacked by
the stove, Jones looked around for Kitty.
lie had not more than inquired for her,
when her father and mother each read in
the other's lime the fact that she was lost
in the wild, dashing storm of snow.
So fast did the ;now fall and so dark
was the night, that Jones could not see
three feet ehead.of him. He endeavored
to follow the path, which he thought Kit
ty might have taken, but it was buried in
snow•drifis, and he soon lost himself.
He stumbled through the drifts calling
out to Kitty in distress, not knowing
whither he went. After an hour of de
spairing, wandering and shouting, he came
upon :house, and having rapped at the
door, he found himsslf face to face with
He had returned to his own house in
When we remember that Jones had not
slept for two nights preceding this one,
on account of his mortal quarrel with
Burton, and he had now been beating a
gainst an arctic hurricane, and tramping
through treacherous billows of snow for
an hour, we cannot wonder that he fell o
ver his own threshold in a state of ex
Happy for him that he did not fall be
wildered on the prairie, as many a poor
wayfarer did on that fatal night!
As it was, his wife must needs give up
the vain little searches she had been mak
ing in the neighborhood of the shanty.—
There was now a sick husband, with froz
en hands and feet and face, to care for.—
Every minute the thermometer fell lower
and lower, and all the heat the little cook
stove in Jones' shanty could give would
hardly keep them from freezing.
Burton had stayed on that forty acre
lot all day, waiting for a chance to shoot
his old partner Jones. He had not heard
of the arrival of Jones' wife, and so he
concluded that his enemy had proved a
coward and Lad left him in possession, or
else that he meant to play upon him some
treacherous trick on hie way home.
So Burton resolved to keep a sharp
lookout. Bat he soon found thatimpos
sible, for the storm was upon hint in all
its blinding fury. He tried to folio* the
path, but he cool(' not find it.
Had he been less of a frontiersman he
must have perished there, within a fur
long of his own house. But endeavoring
to keep the direction of the path he heard
a smothered cry, and then saw something
rise up covered with snow, and fall down
again. He raised his gun to shoot it when
the creature uttered another wailing cry
so human that he put down his gun and
went cautiously forward.
It was a (quid !
He did not remember that there was
such a child among all the settlers of New-
A•-Isl . r I c " .
WAYNESBORO', FRANKLIN ciOUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, MAX 7, 1874.
ton. But he did not stop to ask questions.
He must, without delay, get himself and
child, too, to a place of safety,. or both
would soon be frozen.
So he took the little thing, in his arms
and 'itatted through• the drifts. And the
child put its• little icy.fingers on Burton's
rough cheek and muttered : "Papa I"
And Burton held her closer and fought
the snow, more, courageously than ever.
He found the Shanty at last, and rolled
the child in a buffalo-robe while he tiimie
fire. Then when he •got the room warm
he took the little thing upon his knee, clip
ed her aching fingers in cold water, and
asked her what her name was. •
"Kitty," said she.
"Kitty," she answered;• nor could he
find out any more.
‘.'Whose Kitty are you ?"
"Your Kitty," she said. "For she had
known her father but that one day, and
now she believed that Burton was he. •
' Burton sat up all night and stuffed
wood into his potent little stove to keep
the baby from freezing , to death. Never
having had to do with children, be firmly
believed that Kitty, sleeping snugly un•
der blankets and buffalo-robes, would
freeze if he should let the fire subside in
As the storm prevailed with unabated
fury the next day, and as he dared neith
er to take Kitty nor to leave her alone, he
stayed by her all day and stuffed the stove
with wood, and laughed at her droll baby
talk, and fed her on ,biscuit and .fried ba
con and coffee.
On the morning of the second day the
storm had subsided. It was 40 — deg. cold;
but knowing sombody must be mourning
Kitty for dead, he wrapped her in skins,
t4A — w - i - th much dculty reached the
nearest neighbor's louse, suffering only
,a frost-bite on his nose by the way.
"That child," said the woman to •whose
hotse he had cove, "Is Jones." I seed
em take her onten the wagon day .before
Burton looked at Kitty a moment in
perplexity. • Then he rolled her up again
And started out, "traveling like mad," the
woman said she watched him.
When he reached Jones', be hound
.Jones' and his wife sitting in utter wretch
edness by' the fire. The - Were both sick
from grief, and unable to move out of the
house. Kitty they had given up for
buried alive under some snow•mound.—
They would find her - when Spring should
come and melt the snow off.
When 'the exhausted Burton came in
with his bundle of buffalo skins. they look
ed at him with amazement. But when he
opened it and let'out the little Kitty,.and
"Here Jones, ,is this your kitten ?"
Jones couldn't think of anythingbettex to
do than to scream.
And Jones got up and took his old par
tner by the hand, and said,-"Burtob,.old
fellow 1" and then choked up end sat dawn,
and cried helplessly. •
And Burton said, "Jones ole fellow,
you may have that forty-acre patch. It
come mighty nigh .rnakin'..me the murd
erer of that little Kitty's father.",
“No ! you shall take it yourself,” cried
Jones; "If I have to go to law to make
And Jones actually deeded !his interest
in the forty acres to Burton. •But Burton
transferred it all to Kitty.
That is why this part of Newton is call:
ed to-day Kitty's Forty.— Youth's Compan
Every individual nature has its own
beauty. One is struck in eyery company,
at every fireside, with the riches of nature
when he hears so many new 'tones, all
musical—sees in each person original
manners, which have a proper and pecu
liar charm, and reads new expression of
face. He perceives that nature has laid
for each the foundation of a new building,
if man will but build thereon. There is
no face, no form, which one cannot in fan-.
cy associate with great power of intellect
or with generosity of soul. In our expe
riences, to be sure,• beauty is not as it
ought to be, the power of man and woman
as invariable as sensation. Beauty is, e
ven in the beautiful, occasional ; or as
one has said, culminating and perfect on
ly a single moment, before which it is
unripe and after which it is on the wane.
But beauty is never trite absent from our
eyes. Every face, every figure, suggests
its own right and sound • estate. Our
friends are not their own •highest form.
But let the hearts they have agitated wit
ness what power has lurked in the train
of their structures of clay that pass and
repass us. The secret power of form over
the imagination and affections transcends
all our philosophy. The first glance we
meet may satisfy us that matter is the
vehicle of higher powers than his own,
and that no law of line or surface can ev
er account for the inexhaustible expres
siveness.of form. We see heads that turn
on the pivot of the spine, no snore ; and
we see heads that seem to turn on a pivot
as deep as the axle of the world, so low,
and lazily, and great they move. We see
on the lip of our companion the presence
or absence of the great masters of thought
and poetry to his mind. We read in his
brow, that after many years, that he is
where we left him, or that he has• made
great strides.-4 IV. Emerson.
GOLDEN SALVE RECEIPTS.—Two quarts
raw linseed oil, three pounds beeswax.—
Melt thoroughly together and turn into
tin boxes. This is the best salve known
for burns, scalds, flesh wotinds, old sores,
piles, &c. To make small quantities the
same proportion as above is required.
The railroad across the chain of the
Andes, in South America, nuts several
miles above the clouds.
WHY IS It
BY FINLEY JOHNSON.
Why is it that tli . q friends we love
• On death's dark pinions fly,
And hopes we cherished in our youth,
Do wither, droop and die ? .
;Why is it that each joy of life,
, Is but a passing breath ;
A. bubble that but vanishes
Unto the sea of death•?
Why is it that the lovely rose. •
That blooms in fragrance sweet,
Is scattered by adverse winds
Aud crushed beneath our feet?
And its perfume we once exhaled
From midst its crimson leaves, •'
Has disappeared—and on its stalk
His web the spider weaves.,
Why melts the winter's driven snow
• Before a summer's sun,
Why are the dew drops quaffed away
Ere morning has begun?
Why burst life's bubbles, which so bright
Sail through the vapory air,?
Why do the summer flowers die,
However bright and fair ?
Why i, n s it thus ?—the blooming rose,
The dciw drops bright—the bubbles frail,
The reason to us tells ;
For all on earth, manwoman—child—
Rose—dew drop—snoir flakes—all
Were framed for Time, and at his beck
So each must droop and fall.
A perennial-;-2k-feet; stool somewhat.
Sow seeds in early spring thinly; a -few
or second season ; used for flavoring ex
pectorant candies ; good in colds and
coughs as a decoction made with thorough
wort .or boneset and fennel seeds. Gather
when in bloom and dry in shade ; when
drh - put up in - paper bags or boxes.
DELL.—Annual, 2i feet. Succeeds best
when' self-sown on same ground often.—
Sow seeds thinly in drills one foot apart
and thin to 12 inches. Seeds used for con
fections, cakes, etc. Gather when fully
matured in size and beginning to turn.
LAVENDER.-4. hardy, low growing
herb :very fragrant, most lnrgely used for
distilling, obtaining the oil . ; and as lay
endar water, often used in medicine ; the
herb sometimes used as a ppt herb. It is
propagated from seeds, slips or cuttings,
and by division of roots. .Seeds may be
sown .as early as, the ground can be well
worked in the spring, making the seed
bed soil light and smooth ; cover the seed
but lightly, and sow in six-insh drills;
transplant when seedlings are three or four
inches high, one foot apart, in twofoot
rows. Slips are set In early spring, two
thirds their length in the soil, at distauees
same .as seedlings plants. Roots may be
divided and reset in either spring or fall.
SAox.—The common green sage of our
gardens is a hardy perennial; shrubby, low
growing plant, propagated from seeds on
rich, mellow loam beds or kround early in
spring; thin 'or 'transplant - in June to 12
inches, in 18-itich rows ; if thinned; the
plants may be either, reset .or saved and
dried for use. .Gathering.
,Cut the green
shobts and leaves before 'the flowering
shoots are developed, or if these last are
cut out soon after their first appearance,
the leaves are largely increased on the
plants ; dry the gathered leaves, etc., in a
dry; airy loft of some building, or in the
open attic of the house. A bed once start
ed and' well cared for annually Will serve
for quite a number of years, Its uses are
well known to all experienced house-keep
ers. Half a dozen roots will give a sup
ply for the average of farmers' families.
Tnvli.—T. vulgaris is ,the variety for
garden culture, a hardy perennial plant.,
of shrubby growth ; a most agreeable herb
and condiment for soups, for stuffings mid
for sauces. Sow seeds in April or alay,
in shallow drills 12 inches. apart. and thin
to two or four inches. Roots may be di
vided and reset in' April, Make as many
parts as the roots and tops will admit of.
Cut and dry the leaves and shoots, in Au
gust or September, same as directed for
sage; when dry, the leaves may be strip
ped off and pressed in tight paper or tin
boxes. Thus preserved, they will pre
serve their streught and flavoring princi
ple very much longer than if left to hang
in the attic.
SAVORY, known commonly as summer
savory, annual, grows twelve to fifteen
inches high ; leaves opposite ; branches in
pairs; flowers flesh-colored, growing fmin
the base Of the leaves near .the upper por
tion of the plant; seeds small, retaining
germinative properties two years. Sow
seeds iu May, iu light,mellow soil, in shal
low drills, sixteen inches apart, and thin
the plants to six inches in the drills ; gather
by cutting the plants by the ground when
they begin to show flowers, and dry in au
airy, shady place. ' Its uses for flavoring,
etc., are too well known to need mention
ice, here. If the dried leaves .are pulver
ized and put in junk bottles corked tight,
or in sealed tin cans, they will preserve
their aroma for a long time.
All garden or other herbs should be
dried in the shade—best in the airy loft
of some building where the sun will not
shine on them, and they will not be mo
lested by insects, mice, dust, etc. W. H.
WHITE, in Country Gentleman.
FROSTED FEET EMEDY.-It is re•
commended to paint e feet a few nights
with tincture iodine. Another remedy,
said to be sure, is : Tke mutton suet and
resin, equal parts; ste v together and an
oint the feet before go' gto bed. •
Flowers are the stars of earth—stars
are the flowers of heaven.
All laws are but as waste paper, unless
sustained by the syntiment of the people.
Slaughtering Cattle in Texas.
In former times they killed cattle in
Texas for their hides and tallow. But
they do not waste beef in this way .now.
The animals to be killed are driven into
pens, a row of which are at one end of a
long building in which is a steam engine
and machinery. Four animals are driv
en into a pen into which they are crowded
beads all one Way, toward a revolving
shaft about which is a chain. These pens
are built of solid planks, about eight feet
high. A plank is placed across the top
of the pen. On this plank over the cat
tle, stands the killer. In his hands is a
piece. of gas pipe an inch in diameter, a
bout eight feet long.' In one end of is
hollow iron or . pipe is fixed something
that looks like dull chisel or screw-dri
ver blade,' about two 'inches wide and
three or four" inches long: The man on
the plank strikes down with this heavy
jabbing arrangement, .hitting the 'animal
in the "curl" or where the spine connects
At one blow the spinal vertebrae is bro
ken and the animal drops dead — . Ve — ry
seldom does the striker miss. One blow
and he kills as he goes along from pen to
Soon as the four animals are killed, the
door or gate in front of F ..... _-
boo is lifted. A chain is thrown over, he
horns of the animal which •is by steam
power drawn out its the shaft revolves and
the chain• is wound up. The - throat is then
cut, the skin ripped and started, then
pealed off by the same machinery.
The carcass is then hoisted as the chair
holds on to the skin, till the meat is pull
ed-up-and_ont-olit. ._ Then _comes a man
with a knife who opens the body. The
water from a hose, and there hangs the
beef, clean and dressed in from two to
three minutes from the time the-blow was
When the meat has cooled a little, the
carcass is taken down, placed on marble
tables and cut up with marvelous dexter
ity. It is hurried away to a cooking room
where it is roasted by steam, put up in
air tight cans and made ready for a, grow
ing market for it in all parts of the world.
The hides are salted and dried. The
horns are preserved and sold. The bones
are used fur various purposes, and before
the Texas steer could think out his pedi
gree, he is turned into money, even to his
tail, the hair on which is sold and curled
by steam to be used for stuffing the sofa
cushioris ou'which sits some person as he
reads this Article.,,
Numbp; Seven in the Bible.
On the seventh day God ended his
On the seventh month Noah's ark
touched the ground.
In seven ,days a dove was sent.
Abraham plead seven times for Sodom.
Jacob mourned seven days ibr Joseph.
Jacob served seven years for. Rachael.
And yet Another seven years, more.
Jacob NITS pursued a seven days' jour
ney by Laban.
A plenty of seven years and a famine
,of seven years was foretold in Pharoah's
dream by seven fat and seven lean beasts
and seven ears of blasted awn.
On the seventh day of the seventh
,month, the children of Israel rested seven
days, and remained seven .days in their
Every seven days the Jana rested, and
on every seventh year the Jaw was read
to the people.
In the ,destruction of Jericho seven
persons bore seven trumpets seven days;
on the seventh they surrounded the walls
seven times, and at the end of the seventh
round the walls fell. •
eolomon. Was seven years building the
temple, and fasted sevea days at its dedi
In the tabernacle were seven lamps.
The golden. eandle•stick had seven
Naarnan Trashed seven times in the riv
Joah's friends sat with him seven days
and semi nights, and offered seven bul
locks an,d seven rams for an atonement.
Our Saviour spoke seven times - from
the cross, on which he hung seven hours,
and after his resurrection,.appeared seven
THE SEWING MACHINE AGENT.—The
most tenacious flea upon the bare back of
the body politic is the sewing machine ar
gent. There is no shaking him off: .No
specific has over been invented that has
proved effectual in eradicating him from
society. You may chain him under a pile
driver; throw a load of stone on the top
of him ; fire him out of 24-inch columbiad;
lock him up in a powder magazine and
blow up the institution with'a fuse; drop
him out of a balloon ; consign him to
Oshkosh ; compel him to subsist on board
ing-house hash and fish balls; administer
to him a barrel of flea-bane a month, or
poison him, but it's no use; you can't kill
him. He never was born to die; for, no'
matter what treatment you subject him to,
he invariably turns up in front of your
door, with his horse tied to the hitching
post, and a machine on the stoop, and
before you have any settled opinion as to
whether you are yourself or somebody else,
he has dragged that machine into your
sittingroom, worked up the "old lady" in
to the belief that she is totally incapable
of surviving another day without this
greatest of all labor-saving, heal th-preser
ving, back-action, selfoiling, nonexplosive,
noiseless-running, patent spool-pin, self
adjusting, lock stitching, love-promoting
and indispensable household utensil—a
The worst mon often give the hest ad
Pay yoar d4)t.
The Cricket in 'the. Wall.
Hark ! --'Tis•the small voice of the cric
ket in the crevices 01 the wall. How
cheerful is his low song. What is' the
subject of his lay ? Is he chanting melo
dy in the ear of his lady love, or is he
pouring out his soul in an evening hymn?
Is he singing the praise of some mighty
insect warrior, or lauding the name done
who has gathered wisdom beyond that of
fellows ?' Have insects 'their heroes, their
tyrants, their poets, and their orators ?
Who can tell ?
But why is it that all living things have
glad voices given them ? Why is it, that
when the sun has gone down and the hum
of business is still—when a man has with
drawn-froth the cares and buStle'of . the
'day; and the winds retired to their caves,
that the voice of the insect tribes, low and
solemn, , comes abroad upon the air ?
• Why does not silence come doWrii with the
curtain of night, and' brood with 'the dark
ness over us? It is that we may not far
tet 'the great teachings of nature. The
heavens may be darkened by clouds; the
stars may not look out to remind us, the
face of the moon" may be veiled; and the
sound of the winds hushed; but the' voice
of 'the insect world 'tells ,us' the works' of
God. ytTe remember the :cricket that
mg : --chi; - i ,- :crii — t the corner when we sat by - ---
,iiilvecFiCt the corner when we sat by our
father's fireside. His voice was cheerful,
and it was a pleasant thing to listen to his
hap song. Father, mother, -brothers,
sister were beside us then, and we talked
of the little warbler as a thing'we all lov
ed. But the corner .and the cricket and
the home of our childhood' are all gone-,
swept by time into the' returnless abyss
of. the past. Those who listened with' us:
where are they? Father, mother, broth.
"They are scattered and parted - by moun
tain and wave,
And some are in the cold silent Womb of the
If it is true, as recently stated on good
authority, that ten-elevenths of the ,trunin
els in this country are illiterates, is it not
time that the question of compulsory edu
cation should be agitated ? -
Ask yourself this simple question: 'What
would my character now be if I had never
learned to read ? What would it be if I
bad been deprived of the counsels, the
ideals, the aspirations and hopes that have
dropped into my mind from the books
and papers• and bible I have read ? What
would my character be, if, besides lack
ing. these, I had been born and reared a
mong the ignorant and vicious ?" Is not
education one of man's rights ? Is not
good government bound to protect him in
this right as much as , it is in any other?
In the three states, Pennsylvania, Ohio,
and Illinois, one-tenth of the' ill iterates are
while only one three.kuncindth of
those who can read and write are so. Can
such facts as this, ms stated above, mean
otherwise than that education is one of
the essential conditions to both morality
and thrift? Morality and thrift never
grow in nny soil but that of education.—
They are never posSessed by man or wo
man whose mind has not been led out, by
some means or other, from the feebleness
of its childhood. There can be neither
virtue nor economy without thought ; and
there can be no thought without some
thing to feed it and exercise it.
Throw aside every philanthropic con
sideration and still may you not reasona
bly demand that, if your property is tax
ed to educate the children of him who has
not property, his children shall .actually
receive the education, and enough of it to
give them a fair chalice of being citizens
whom you shall not again be taxed to sup
port and from whose crimes you;shall not
he endangered.—Christian Union.
SEX IN Eoos.—A 'writer in the Rural
New Yorker, say that science and experi
ence have snfliciently demonstrated that
everything that bears must possess both
the male and the female' qualifications ;
but perhaps it is not generally known
that such is the case with eggs. I have
found, by experience that it is, and by the
following rules. I raise as many' pullets
among my chickens as I wick to, 'while
some of my neighbors complain that their
chicks are• nearly all roosters and they'
cannot see why there should be a differ
ence. I will tell here What I have told
them and for the benefit - of those who . .do
not know ;'---That the small, round eggs
are female eggs-and the long slender. ones
are male. This -rule holds good among
all kinds of birds. So if you.wish to raise
pullets set the small, round eggs r and if'
you wish to raise roosters , set the long,
slender ones ; 'in this way - You will be en
abled to raise svhichqver sex you Wish to.
Curtrous MarrEns.--If a tallow can
dle be placei in a gun, rtixl shot at adoor,
it will go through without sustaining'SU
injury ; and if a musket 'ball bo fired in
to water, it will not only rebound, but be
flattened as if fired against a substance.
A musket ball may be fired thro' a pain
of glass, making the hole the size of a ball,
without cracking the glass ; if the glass be
suspended by a thread, it will make no
difference, and the thread• will not• even
vibrate. In the arctic regions, when the
thermometer is . below zero, persons can
converse more than a mile distant. Dr.
Jamieson, asserts that he heard every
word of a sermon at ‘a distance of two•
miles. A mother lies been distinctly
beard talking to her child on a still day
across water a mile'ride.
The inspiring sunshine of the season has
touched the heart of an Indianapolis girl,
who concludes a love-letter thus : "The
ring is round the dish, is square, and we'll
he mnrried the next State tai? , The hA
shall ring, the drum shall play, and we'll
Yo dancing all the way. APsiver
$2,00 PER YEAR.
it anti Xnmor.
What is that whit }as eyes, yet never'
sees ?!---A potato.
Why is a coachman like the clouds?—
Because he holds the reins.
A "heavy weight"—For a woman to
"wait" until she is thiripsix, and not get
married after all. -
What trees are those which, when. fire
is applied to them, are exactly what they
were before? Ashes. •' '
.The Congiegationalist explains what it
means by "lightniog-bug piety" bright
INhila it lasts, but cold and soon out.
• Mark Twain b4li,eves in the Women's
Movement if it is>onfined to the wasli-_,
tub. - ,
r --- Wby is a 'chicken jut hatched like it
cow's tail? Because it was' never seen
Mrs. Wheat, of Alabama, had three
little . Wheats a few days ago. It looks
like gain , * against the grain to be eradlinn.
-12 a devoted wife• holds her hus
band nut .at arm's length by his, sore ear,
and says she wouldn't crush a, worm, ho
realizes, all at once, how: iearfully and
c derfully women are made.. •
ANYMING you sec; hear, or fancy all
persons, places:and things; and whatever
has happened since the foundation of the
world can all be e. t • a •
general use. What is it ?
, A Coscomn;teasing Dr. Parr with an
account of his petty ailments, complained
that he could never go out without catch
ing cold in the head. "No Avonder,," re
turned the doctor; "you. always go out
without anything in 4. 1 '. :.. • . •
There are young men in liraynesharo!,
who cannot hold a skein of yarn fOr'their
mothers without whiting, -but will hold
125 pounds of, a neighboring family for
the best part of a night, with a patience
and docility that aro certainly phenome
"Hi whore did yez get them trouser/0,
asked an Irishman of a man who hapfuniV'
ed to have *a remarkably short ptkir,:tia,:,
trousers on. "I got them where theygtW,
was the indignant reply. Then
conscience,' said Paddy, "you've pulled,"
then a year too soon t"
The epitaphs of Dakota papers are
most pathetic. Jim Barret had been shov
eling snow, from which he caught a bad
cold, which turned into a fever.' The fe
ver settled Jim's mundane affairs amtg.
local paper says, most affectingly. hie:
obituary, "He won't shovel any ruoro
snow in the country he has gone to'.
Ben Zine asked O'Shea, "How is•
that the most reliable account of the Del;
uge makes no mention of Irishmen . Ifay', : 4;ii:
lug been taken into the ark?" - •
"Divil the one was there," said
"How, then, was the race perpetuated?'
"Faith," said O'Shea,, "in those days'
the Irish were wealthy, and bad a boat
of their own."
A young telegraph operator in Hart
ford, after repeated calls for a young lady
operator in another office, at last got a
response, and then he telegraphed , back
to her, "I have been trying to get you for
the last half hour 7 .,1n -a moment the fol
lowing spicy reply came tripping over the
wires from the telegraphic maiden
nothing. Theie is a young man here beep.
trying to do the same thing for . the last
two years, and he liasn't,got me yet.?
Tun DEAR Oi D "BET."—,"YOung
tlemen, do not get into the habit of bet- ,
ting," said a professor to his class. "No,.
kind of• bet is, excusable—in fact,, eery
bet is a sin as well as amark,of vulgarity.
Have' nothing to 'do, young gentlemen'
with a bet of anykind.'
"That, I suppose, puts a finisher upon ,
our dear old friend the alpha-bet," ex
claimed one of the students. , , • ,
the professor smiled blandly upon . the
young man, and gave hint fifty extra lines
in Grtek. •
A performance of educated fleas are . at,
the present time attracting much atten
tion in Berlin: At a recent exhibition; one
of the most accomplished of" Ole:insects;
obeying a sudden impulse of its nature,
sprung from the table and took refuge on,
the person of an illustrious lady:' The ex
hibitor was in 'despoil, as the truant was+
his best performer, and said he would, ba
ruined unless it could be recovered., The
lady good-naturedly, retirred to another
room, and, after a few minutes' absence,
returned with the flea between her fore
finger. The exhibitor took it eagerly,gavo
one look at it, and then with visible em
barrassment, said, "lour highness . will,
pardon me. but this not the rightilea."
A VALVABLE REMEDY.—The follow
ing receipt for the cure of quinsy, was
handed to us by a friend residing in this
place. The remedy is a. simple one, and
has two qualities ihdependent of its effica
cy, via: cheapness and harmlessness. Our
friend informed us it was recommended'
to him to be used in a case of quinsy in'
his family recently, and upon its use, the,
cure immediately. •followed :—Take the
nest of a barn sawllow ; heat or roast rtes
yen. wn1:1 ( 1 . 1)rown cnfrrT ;.then put it ins •
cloth and place it on•the outside of the.
place effected, and leave it on till cold,
and the cure is evitlentlanorergiii4us.: