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BY W. BLAIR.
G S tint poet 4..
Listen, Listen; gentle river,
Stay one moment in thy flow !
Cease, oh cease thybappy mournings
While my heart pours forth its woe!.
Down.beside a western prairie,
Where the vine and roses blend,
Where the proud magllolia's wafting,
And the stately poplars bend—
There, in early joyous childhood,
Wandered I for many a day,
Calling flowers Of richest odor,
_Blooming round my happy way.
There, within that airy we ing,
Sweet affectlen kept her throne;
• Their in prayer loved voices mingled ;
Ah ! where are those treasures gone?
-In-that graveyard 'neath-the willow,- -
Side by side, in dreamless sleep, ' •
Where the mock-birth sing their requiem
Where the low green clover creeps,'
Are those loved ones sweetly resting,
Lost to sorrow and to tears, • •
Heedless of the tempest gathering
ourid thejloom of coming years.
On my young brow care is leaving
Traces of her cruel tread,
Pleasures roses all have withered,
Hope's sweet dreams forever fled
And I'd fain, when life is ended,
Lay me where I'm kneeling now ;
Sweet I'd rest, clear, placid river, •
• On thy green bank's mossy brow.
THREE BRAVE MEN.
Pretty Barbara Ferros would not mar
ry. Her mother was in consternation.
'Why are you so stubborn, Barbara?'
511 c asked. 'You have plenty of lovers.'
'But they do not suit,' said Barbara,
coolly tying back her curls ',before' the
`I want to marry a man who is brave
And equal to any emergency. If I giVe
up'my liberty, I want it taken care of.'
'Slily child !' what is the matter with
big Barney the blacksmith?'
'He is big, but I never heard he was
'And you never heard that he was not.
What is the matter with Ernest, the gun
'He is placid as goat's milk.'
'That is no sign that he is a coward.—
There is little Fritz, the tanner; he is
quarrelsome enough for you surely !'
'He is no bigger than a .bantum cock.
It is little good he can do if the house was
set upon by robbers.'
'lt is pot always strength that wins a
light; it takes brai►is as well as brawn.—
Come ► now. Barbara, give these• three
young men a fair trial.
Barbara turned her face before the mir
ror,letting down one raven tress and loop
'I will, mother,' she said at last.
That evening, Ernest, „ the gunsmith,
knocked at the door.,
`You sent for me, Barbara?' he said,
going to the girl, who stood upon the
hearth coquettishly warming one pretty
foot and then the other.
`Yes, Ernest,' she replied; 'l've been
thinking on what you said the other night
when you were here.'
Ernest spoke quietly, but his dark blue
eyes flashed, and he looked at her intent
want to test you.'
`I want to see if you dare do a disagree
able .th ing.'
What is it?'
`There is au old coffin up stairs. It.
smells mouldy. They say Redmond, the
murderer, was buried in it, but the devil
came for his body and left the coffin emp
ty at the end of a week; and it was finally
taken from the tomb. It is up stairs in
the room that grandfather died in, and
they say he does not test easy in his grave
for some reasons,though that I know no
thing about. Dare you make that coffin
your bed to-night?'
'ls that all? I will do that and sleep
soundly. Why, pretty one, do you think
I have weak nerves?'
`Your nerves will have good proof if
.you undertake it. Remember, no one
Aleeps in that wing of the house.'
`I shall sleep the sounder.'
`Good night, then. I will send a lad to
shoe you the chamber. If you stay till
morning,' said imperious Miss Barbara,
with a nod of her pretty head, 'l'll marry
`You vow it?' •
Ernest turned straight away and fol
lowed the lad in waiting through dim
rooms and passages up echoing stairs, a
long narrow damp ways, where rats scut
tled before to a low chamber. The lad
looked scared And evidently wanted to
burry away, but Ernest made him wait
till he took a survey by the aid .of his
lamp. It was very large and full of re
cesses, which had been barred across. He
remembered that old grandsire Ferros
had been insane several years before his
deathi so that this precaution had been
necessary for the safety of himself and
others. In the centre of the room stood
a coffin, beside it was placed a chair.—
The room otherwise was perfectly empty_
Ernest stretehed.hbaself out jA the cof
"Be kind enough to' tell Miss Barbara
it is a good fit."
The lad went out and shut the door,
leaving, the young gunsmith alone in the
Meanwhile, Barbara was talking• with
the big blacksmith in the'sitting room.—
"Barbara," said she pulling her band from
his grasp, when be would have kissed her,
"I've a test to put you before I give you
an answer. There is a corpse lyinc , in the
chamber where my grandsire died, in the
untenanted wing of the' house. If 'you
dare sit with it till night and let nothing
drive you away from your post, you will
not ask me, again in vain."
"You'll give me a light and a bottle of
wine and a book to read ?"
"Are these all the conditions you offer
me, Barbara ?" '
"All. And if yoU are frightened, von
need never look me in the face again:"
s conducted to
by the lad- who bad been instructed in the
secret and whose
,involuntary • start at Er
nest's placid face as he lay in the coffin
was attributed by Barney to the natural
awe of the corpse. He took his seat and
the boy left him alone in. the darkness,
the rats and the coffin.
Soon - after, young Fritz, the tanner, , ar•
rived, flattered and hopeful, from, the faet
that Barbara had sent for him.
"Have ycia changed your mind ?" he
"No ; and I shall not until I know that
you can do really a brave thing."
"What shall it be ? I swear to satisfy
you, Barbara. .. . ..
"I have a proposal to make to you.—
My plan requires skill as well as courage."
"Tell me !" • ...
"Well, in this house there is a man
watching a corpse. He has sworn not to,
leave his post until , morning, If you
make him do it, I shall be satisfied that
you are as smart and as brave.as I require
a husband to be."
"Why nothing is so easy !" exclaimed
Fritz. "I can scare him away. Furnish
me with a sheet, show me the room and
go to your rest, Barbara. You shall find
Inc at the post in the mornig.
Barbara did as required and saw the
tanner step, lightly to his task. It was
then nearly twelve o'clock, and ohe sought
her own chamber.
Barney had been sitting at his vigil and
so fitr all had been well. The night seem
ed very- long,' for he bad no means of
counting the time..At times a thrill went
through him, for it seemed as if hs could
hear a low suppressed breathing not far
'away ; 'persuaded himself that it was the
the wind blowing through the crevices of
of the old.house. . Still it was very lone
ly and not. at all cheerful. , ,
The face in the coffin gleamed white
still. The rats squeaked as if there was a
famine upo'n them; and they smelled the
dead flesh. 'The thought made him shud
der. He got up and walked about, but
something made a slight voise behind him
and he put his chair with the hack against
the wall, and sat down again. He had
been at work all day and 4 last grew
sleepy. Finally be nodded and, snored.
Suddenly it seemed as if somebody had
touched him. He awoke with a start, and
saw nobody near, though iu the centre of
the room shod a white , figure.
"Curse you, get out of this !" he ex
claimed in afright, usirig'tha first Word
that came to his tongue..
The figure held out its right arm and
slowly approached him. He started to
his feet. The spectre came nearer, press
ing him into the corner.
"Tfie mischief take you !" cried Bar
ney in his extremity. •
Involuntarily he stepped back, back,
but still the figure advanced,coming near
er and nearer as if to•take him in a ghost
ly embrace. The hair started on Barney's
head. He grew desperate, and just 'AS the
arm would: have touched hint, he 'fell
on the ghost like a whirlwind, tearing the
sheet, thumping, pounding, beating and
kicking, more and more enraged at the
resitance lie met, which told him the truth.
As the readers know, be was big, and
Fritz was little; and while he was pum
meling the little fellow terribly, and Fritz
was trying to lunge at Barney's stomach,
to take the wind out of him, both kicking
and plunging like horses, they were petri
fied by hearing
a voice cry :
"Take one of your size, big Barney!"
Looking around they saw the corpse
sitting up in his coffin. This was too
much.. They released each other and
sprang for the door. They never knew
how they got out ; but they got home in
hot haste, panting like stags.
It was Barbara herself whn came and
opened the door next morning.
"It's very early ; one more - little nap,"
"one more little nap," turning
over in his coffin.
So she married him, and though she
sent Barney and Fritz invitations to the
wedding they did not appear. If they
discovered the trick, they kept the knowl
edge to themselves, and never willingly
faced Barbara's laughing eyes.
A Naw RAT-TRAP. -A patent has re
cently been secures for a rat-trap that
does not require any bait, and will fetch
a rat every time it reaches for him. It
operates on the principal of the stomach
pump—the inventor is a 'retired physi
cian, the sands of whose life have nearly,'
&c.—and the trap is placed at the mouth
of the rat-hole. When it is wound up and
the suction begins the rat comes. Re
may hold on to the ground with his teeth,
and hump his back, and paw dirt, and
weep,and yell for the police all he wants,
he comes out of tthat hole backward, is
dragged into a hack compartment, where
a steel glove drags bis hide otrand lays it
aside for a kid &love manufacturer while
the carcass is pushed intoU little furnace
'A FAMILY NEWSExAPER-DEVOTED TO LITERA.TURE, LOCAL. AND GENERAL NEWS. ETC.
W.A.YNESBORO', FRANKLIN COVNTY, PA., THURSDAY, 'JULY 16, 1874.
Don't Kill Time.
ISpare a copper, sir; I'm starving; said
a poor,hatf clad' man - to a gentleman who
was hastening homeward through the
'streets in the great city one bitter cold
night. Spare a copper, sir, and God will
Struck with the fellow's manner, and
appearance, the gentleman replied :
'You look as if you had, seen better
days. If you will tell me candidly what
has been your• greatest failing through
life, I'll - give you enough money to pay
'I am•afraid I could hardly. do that,'
the beggar answered, with a mournful
'Try, man, try,' added the - gentleman.
'Here's a shilling to sharpen-your memo
ry; only be sure you speak the truth.' -
The man. pressed the coin tightly in his
hand, and after thinking for nearly a
I minute, said :
lost 1 'To be honest with you, then. I believe
My greatest fault has been in learning to
'kill time.' When I was a youngster, I
had kind, loving parents, who ,let me do
pretty much as - .1 liked; so I became idle
and-careless,_and_never,once thou:, ht of
the change which was in store for me.—
In the hope that I should one day make
my mark in the world, I was sent to col
lege; but there I wasted my time in idle
dreaming and expensive amusements. If
I had been a. poor 'boy, with necessity
staring-me-in-the-face,' Lthink_ I should
have'done , better. But somehcw I fell
into the notion that life was to be one
continued holiday. I gradually became
fond of wine and company. In a few
years my parents both died; and you can'
guess the rest. -I soon wasted what little,
they left me; and now it is too late to
combat my old habits. Yes, sir, idleness
'I believe your story" replied the gen
tleman; 'and when I get home I will' tell
it to my own boys as a warning. 1 am
sorry for you, indeed I am. But it is
never too late to reform. Come to my
office to-morrow,and let me try to inspire
you with fresh courage.'
And giving the man another piece of
money, and indicating where he could be
found, he hurried away.
`Never kill time, boys. He is your best
friend. Use bim well. Don't let him slip
through your fingers when you are young,
as the beggar did. The days of your boy
hood, are the most precious you will ever
see. The habits you get into will stick to
you like was. If they are good ones, life
will be a pleasure,and above all a success
—I mean a true success. You may not
grow rich, but your life will be a real
success, nevertheless. .
'lf,on the contrary,you waste yOur early
years, live for fun only, trifle with your
opportunities, you will find after a while
that your life is a failure—yes, even, if
you Should be as rich as Crcesus.
One of the saddest things is, .to meet a
man who has left golden opportunities go
by him, just entering the battle of life,yet
entirely unfitted for his position. He is
to be pitied and yet blamed. In this fa
vored land every one can learn to read
and write, for instance. But how often
we meet young men unable :to write a
dozen lines without making mistakes!— i
Be assured, my young frien s,it will. be a
source of shame to you as t 1 u, if you do
not pay attention to educate as boys.
The world is full of good books to read.
You are surrounded with friends and rel
atives. Be warned in time, and coin hap
piness and honor in the future from the
industry of the present, and you will not
have read this in vain.—Refonned Ilea
A TOUCHING ROMANCE.—There is a
touching romance in connection with Ells
worth's death, which became public for
the first time on the day of the dedication
of his monument. This beautiful little
incident illustrates woman's devotion.—
When Ellsworth died he was affianced to
a beautiful young lady, and she vowed
ever afterward to lead a life of celibacy.
Years rassed over her young head, and
she has not been mercifully called to re
join that other self whom she loved better
than life, without whome life is death.
One who knew her attended the dedi
cation of the monument,and inquired first
and eagerly for the beautiful bride of Ells
worth's 'hovering .spirit. She was not
there. Surely she must be dead; nothing
else could keep her from such a tribute
to her spirit-love. He ascertained that
it was not death that detained her. It
was not convenient for her to leave her
husband and children. She had 'weak
ened' co her vow several years since. Oh,
woman': in our, hours of ease how you
`stick,' but after we are planted how you
dou't 'flick !—Ex.
TABLE ETIQUETT cL—See that those a
bout you are helped before you commence
Do not eat soup from the tip, but from
the side of the spoon.
On passing your plate to be replenish.
ed;:retain the knife and fork. •
Wipe the mouth before drinking.
Remoe the teaspoon from the eup
fore drinking tea or coffee.
Use the knife only in cutting food ; do
not raise it to the mouth.
Eat slowly, as eating rapidly is un
If you find anything unpleasant in your
food avoid calling the attention of others
Clore the lipi when chewing your food.
• Keep your elbows Off the table always.
Do not speak with food in your mouth.
When asked to help your neighbor, do
not shove, but hand the plate to him:
Do not turn you head and stare about
If any one at the table makes a mis
take, take the least possible notice of it
Advertiid and make money.
BY LILLIE E. BARE.
The farmer grumbled on his way,
"What is it Nature needs, .
That wild flowers spring among my corn,
And in my garden weeds.
That grasses grow on every hand
Simply to ripe and die?
There is no eause that I can see,"
The little birds know why.
A sad-eyed woman with slow steps,
When musing on her way;
"How shall I find, with patient toil,
My bread from day to day ?"
A merry robin, overhead,
Sat singing on a bough,
"We do not sow nor reap," bat yet
The little birds no how.
"Alas ! alas'!" the exile said,
"In doubt and fear I roam;"
Dark and unknown the dreary way
fronrrny - to i. • .
But overhead the swallowg flew
Without a doubt or care;
To sing, and build, and make a home,
The little birds knew where.
So why my Father orosseth me
Hath,reason good, I know,
And how my daily bread shall come
Each day shall surely show;
And where my willing feet' must walk
Until they rest above,
The great, good God knowelieit of all
LETTER FROM IRELAND.
QUEENS' HOTEL, GARDINER ST.,
Dublin, Ireland, June 17, 1874.
I left Glasgow on Monday the sth inst.
on the steamer Llama for Belfast and was
9 hours on the voyage, arriving Tuesday
morning at 5 'o'clock A. M. The weath
er was mild, consequently I had a pleas
ant trip and no sea-sicknessus is generally
the case on the voyage between Scotland
and :Ireland. As I had never been out
of the Scotch Dominion since ray lirst'ar
rival I found somewhat of a change in the
land of "Paddy's birth" from that of Scot
land. • Belfast is the emporium of the
.north of Ireland and centre of the linen
trade' at the head of the Belfast Lough,'
northward and 92 miles distant from Dub
lin, has a population of 100,000. This is
the chief seat of the cotton manufacture
of Ireland.. It has many large linen and
cotton mills ; extensive 'distilleries, brew
ries, 'foundries, ship yards, sail cloth and
tobacco factories.' The regular value of
imports is over £4.500.000 ; of -exports
about £5.600.000 ; , tonnage 624.113.
Belfast sends two members taPhrliainent.
I had but little time to spend at any place
since I left Glasgow, consequently the de-•
mends upon my time were constant. l
ouly remained, in Belfast two days ,but
during that time, had an opportunity of
visiting most places of importance and
haying a chum there; an old acquaintance,
it made it all the more pleasant. What
makes Belfast the more &mous in my
mind was the recollection of those terrible
riots between the Protestants and Papists
which you no doubt remember of reading.
Happily these disturbances are all quieted
and judging from the present tranquility
of the place one would never suspect that
it was ever given to such events. This
city is a very brisk business place as there
is an immense traffic that enters and leaves
its harbor to and from other countries,
but neither it nor Dublin can be compar
ed with Glasgow, as commercial cities of
which the latter is acknowledged to be
the finest in the world. It is nevertheless
noted• for its pleasant scenery, being sur
rounded by a chain of mountains of uo
small dimensions in which respect it re
minds me very much of Cumberland city,
Md. After leaving Belfast I arrived by
way of Newry on the 15th inst. where
I had been for three days. Newry is a
well built sea-port town of Ireland with a
population of about 20,000.
The conveniences of passenger traffic
in the streets of any city or tocvn of Ire
land seem rather a novelty to a stranger.
Apart from the cabs,omnibuses and street
cars, they have a curiously arranged ma
chine called a car with one horse attach
ed. One of these is capable of carrying
six persons and the driver—are set upon
very low wheels so that it is an easy mat
ter to get on and off. The "flying horse
would be a very* appropriate name
for them as the speed with which they are
driven is very great, and I often wonder
ed that serious accidents are not common
in the crowded thoroughfares through
which they fly. At any rate they are the
most suitable contrivances for passenger
street traffic I have ever seen. I have
been much impressed with what parts of
Ireland I have seen as a part of my trip
took me through a section of country
which I will venture to say no other por
tion of the kindom could eclipse in either
scenery or agriculture.
Prom Belfast I went to Ballymena, a
small town on the Braid, where I was to
see several of my professional friends. I
attended a grand temperance demonstra,
Lion whilst there and must give the Irish
people the credit of being very hospitable,
for I have never been better treated thau
by the people I met in "Ould Erin."—
Their ready wit is one of their most fam
ous characteristics and as a matter of
course is everywhere known. The ques
tions of Protestauism and Papistry is now
and has been for years past the most in
teresting topic of Ireland,and is the source
of many a riot and grievance;but the for
mer religion predominates, especially in
the Northern part of the country and is
fast gaining the ascendency; yet so strong
is the feeling of both parties that for any
one to attempt to sing or shout a Protes
tant or Papist song, especially in the
Southern part of Ireland, would, be atten
ded with a sacrifice of life. Ireland has'
her grievances to contend with as well as !
all other countries; The principle part
of her trouble is that she is not paid the
proper respect by the •members of the
Royal family, by not. visiting their coun
try as, frequently as Scotland, England
and other portions of the United King.
dom. It s a 'well known fact that the
question of 'home rule' is one of the chief
bones of contention and has been agita
ting the public mind for years,but wheth
er it will ever - succeed or not is a point
yet to be settled. Dublin, the capital city •
of Ireland, where I am now stopping, has
a population of nearly 300,000. The city
proper is nearly surrounded by the circu
larfloadt.P miles in length and which, ac
companied by a branch of the grand ca
nal on the South and South-east, encloses
an area of 1,264 acres, intersected from
West to East by the Liffey. The river is
here crossed by 7 stone and 2 iron bridges
and bordered on each side by noble gran
ite quays 21 in. in length. Nearly in the
centre of the S. half of the city, is Dublin
• : • • • - -
divides the city into 4 quarters, differing
greatly' in their appearance and character.
Its University chartered in 1591, is situa
ted in Trinity Coll—,is attended by
ahout - 2,000 - studentsrp - ossesses alanded
revenue of 15,000 1. a year; a library of
over 150,000 volumes: a park, printing
house, anatomical and chemical depart
ment, a botanic garden and an observa
tory. Dublin .had. formerly important
manufasturers,of woolen, silk and cotton
labrics,and at - present - its chief trade - 1M
export of linens, poplins, porter, provis
ions,. &a. Registered shipping of post
417 vessels..' Aggregate burden 37,210
tons. Steamers 46. Yesterday I visited
the Zoological gardens, where I had an ,
opportunity of seeing a collection of ani
mals from all parts of the world. I was
also through Pheonix Park and many
other places of interest. The weather is
much warmer here`than in ScOtland, and
the crops'are beginning to'suffer for want
of rain. It is • veiy unpleaiant on the
street on account of the clouds of •flying
dust. The streets are not well sprinkled,
and in fact, I notice that the sanitary. af
fairs of Dublin are not very well manag
ed. I will remain here a few days longer
when I Will go to Cork. •
H. C. BARE.
A Chapter on Bad Manners.
It is a eign of bad manners • to look
over the shoulders of a.person who is wri
ting; 'to see what is written.
It is' the height of bad manners to blow
one's nose with the fingers in the•lstreet,s
or in compapy;use your handkerchief,and
if you have none, borrow onez:-' - t
It is bad manners for a min . tc;walk
the streets With's; lady,' and, at the same'
time smoke 'it 'cigar.
It is bad manners' to go into any , per
son's house without taking ,off your hat.
'leis bad manners to use profane lan
guage in the presence of dee s eut company.
It is bad manners to,go into any per
son's house with mud or dirt on your
• It is bad Manners to talk• in company
when •others are talking, or to talk or
whisper in church.
It is bad manners to talk in company
to one or two personaaboat some subject
which, the others present do not under
It is bad manners to stare at strangers
in company or in the street. ,
It is bad manners to say 'yes' or 'no' to
strangers, or to your parents or to aged
people; let it be 'yes sir' or 'no sir.'
It is bad manners to pick your teeth at
the table and bad manners to pick them
with a pin in any company.
It is bad manners to comb your hair
or brush your coat in the eating r00m..--
It is a sigp of low breeding to make a
display of your finery or equipage.
It is bed manners, to boast o.f your
wealth and prosperity or good fortune in
the presence of the poor or those less for,
tunate than you are.
It is vulgar to talk much about your
self and it is very low and vulgar to lie-
It is bad manners to stand with your
side to or turn away your . face from the
person you are talking to—look him in
It is bad manners to stand in the mid
dle of the pavement when people are pas
sing, or make remarks about those who
It is bad manners to spit on the floor
or carpet, or to spit at meals, and yet
many people who think they are genteel.
do it. If you must spit at meals get up
and go out.
A LOOK AgOUND lUD WORLD.—The
littt and best authority gives the popu
lation of the globe at 1,350,300.000
In America, 7200,000.
In Europe, 587,000.000.-
In Asia, 798,000,000: - - - • • -
, In Africa, 185,000,000.
In AustraliO4:Polynesia, 5,300;000.
These people speak ab0ni , 3,600 differ
ent languages, and are cut up into 1;000
different religious sects.
The adherents of the principal sects,re
counting the, whole population, are sup
posed to be nearly. thus :
The six other oriental churches, 6,500,-
Roman Catholics, 195,000,000.- -
• Buddhists, 34000,000.
Other Asiastic religion; 260,000,000.
' Pagans, 200,000,000.,
RED PEPPER FOR INBECTS.—Those
who have tried it say that cayenne pep
per will destroy cabbage lice,the.cabbage
worm, and all other insects that prey up
on the leaf of either the cabbage or tur
nip, Scatter over the leaves while wet
with dew in the morning. A very email
quantity will suffice.
Why He Couldn't Shut Up.
One day last week a band of crusaders
stopped in front of a beer saloon in the
West End, a man stepped outside the
door with uncovered head whom the wo
men took at once to be the proprietor.—
He bowed to the.ladies and smiled bland
ly, which encouraged them to gather a
round and urge him to discontinue his
nefarious traffic. They asked' him .if he
had any objections to praying . in front of
the place. He said he hadn't in the least.
After a prayer .a crusader said they would
like to sing a hymn. He remarked, 'Sing
away for all I care,' and they sung. The
man seemed affected. Once or twice 'he
took out his handkerchief and wiped his
The services over, the ladies ' feeling
that they had indeed toughed his, heart,
renewed their entreaties. They spoke of
the evils wrought by salamis and depicted
the suffering of the drunkard's family.
The man listened andlowed his head in
• at-contrition. His coits •i •
evidently at work. There Was a struggle,
going on within his breast between the
sordid love of gain ands the spirit of goOd
ness, Which is said to never wholly desert
a man. • t least so the - Light 'the ladies.
So they pressed upon lam and renewed
'Won't you,' said one' of, the most earn
est and importunate among : the, good we- i
Men, 'won't.you listen our, appeals and'
shut?' : „ . .
Then,the man raised spy his head: His,
voice trembled as he essaYed taspeak,and
,there were the traces of tears On
cheeks. Said he: 'Ladies; you have mov
ed me deeply/. 'I know as' well is any one
the evils of the traffic and most,
would, I shut up this saloon, but
'But what?' cried all the ladies at once.'
could do it if it was not for one thing.'
.'What't that?' - •
'!'Taint my . saloon?'
The ladies moved on without any pa . -
liceman telling them to.—Cincinnati Sat'
urday Night., '
That this life is a stsge on which to de
velop the soul is scarcely. to be dOubted.
our good things are envolved from
the conditions of human life. The evolu-
tion of faculty into conduct and into char
acter; the fixing of principles in a man's
life, so that they beeome powers hi. him
—these things are' accompanied b'y the
seboolings or life itself. No man inherits
activity, enterprise, foresight, jastice, be
nevolence, the finer feelings, They are
develpped in him by training; and it is a'
'training for which this world is peculiarly
adapted.- It, is a . good grinding world.
It is a good sharpening world.. It is a
good stimulating world. It is not a rest
ttil world Altogether. .It is a world that
wakes men up, and by ten thOusand nec
essities on every side compels them to
think, , and to think far 'ahead; to forbear
and' deny themselves, to restrain self-in
dulgence; to consider others as well' as
thenaselires;to combine . thoughts and sym
pathize-them., It is a world, which is ed
ucating men into practical philosophy and
economy. The world by its very necessi
ties, engengers in men these various traits;
andit is fair, since it does so universally,
to say that it was designed to do so.—H.'
W. Beecher. .
THE SECRET TO THEIR POWER.—A.
gentleman cue. day, earnestly requested
Mr. Webster to speak in the Senate on an
important subject. have no time," was
the reply ; "I have no time to master the
subject so as to do it justice." "But, Mr.
Webster," urged the applicant, "a few
words from you would do so _much to a
waken public attention to it." "If there
be such weight in my words as you repre
sent," rejoined the great statesman, "it is
because I do not allow myself to speak
on any subject. till .1 have ithbued my
mind with it."
"Men give me credit for genius," said
Alexander Hamilton.; "all the genius I
have lies just in this—whew I have a sub.
ject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day
and night it is before me, I explain it in
all its bearings. My mind becomes per
vaded .with it. Then . the efilirt which I
make the people please to call the fruit of
genius. It is the first fruit of labor and
NATURAL COMPASS.—It is a Wellknown
fact that in the vast proxies of Texas a
. is always to be found which
under all circumstances of climate,change
of weather, rain, frost, orsunshine, inva
riably turns its leaves to the north. If a
solitary iraveler were making his way a
cross those trackless wild 4, ivith'out a star
to guide or compass to direst him i he finds
au unerring monitor in 'an humble plant;
and be follows its.guidance, certain that
it will not mislead him.
Be not stingy of kind words and pleas
ing acts. for such are fra,, , rrantgifts, whose
perfume will gladen the heart and sweet
en the life of all who hear or receive
General Sherman went to the circus
the other day in Washington—he is con
siderable on the prance—and with Sim a
number of children, whom he had,gather
ed from the 'by-ways .and hedges.' He
looked down, and 'hauled - from under tie
seat a ragged little_darkey,who had crept
tent, in under the te: and then put him at
his feet, where, by crowding, a place was
made for the 'little rascal. 'Now,/ said
the general, 'sit there, my boy, and see
everything. Bless me rmnny a time I
have done just the same thing, and many
a - thrashing I beveled. Re-seemed like
a child, and enjoyed the whole;thing just
as much as the brief negro
Early to bed and earlra rise, •
VI be in rain if you don't
your ouillb.Wl - L
. nud Xuntor.
The quickest way4z . man to forget
all common Miseriesist ear tight hoots
When are eves no.e.yes ? When the
wind makes them wait
Why is par eyes like friends separated
by.distant climes ? They correspond but
A sewing-mach' e
k$ gent was shot half ,
a dozen times, but cheek was left in
Why might. carpenters believe there is
no such thing as stone P Because they
never saw it.
Tight lacing is ag:
ion. This is good new
. A man- who, traveled through Nest :Ter
se spa , s he saw some land so poor the.
you Aou • not ram; a
The Peoriawont w o wanted to thAN,
herself into her hus'a grave few
worithi - tigo 7 ch - i's rri lightning-_,.
• rod man.
In the IJnited States there are twenty-six
counties and two hundred and forty-five
towns named after the great and good
father of his country.
Among the ,
candidates for admission to •
W9stPolat is onenamtd Sauermilch from
this State. Should he graduate he may ,
do for frontier service, bat he can-never"
represent the cream of the army.
`What can I.do for yen, Auntie.?' said
a Richmond shopkeeper to a venerable
colored dame. 'Auntie who ? I isn't'yer
sister's mother,' was the indignant rejoin
der' as she sailed out 'of the shop under a
full press of canvas.
A farmer sold a small load !,:)f bay is
Erie 'recently for slor , on..bis Way to un
hiad'it,,,anotiter man ofered' him. $ll,
-which he, accepted and, went home. The,
first party prosecuted biiq,nud itcost him
just forty dollen to pay the damages mut
A Hartford man keeps a spade close by
his kitchen door, and - whenever a tramp
coins alxiut, and begs fora dinner, be is
requested to eain it by digging tour feet
square in the garden, but the:tramp lava
ribly.refuses v price..
in her face
bead to fd
A little boy front Chicago, on going to
the scaside r saws .turtle in the, backyard.
of a hotel, when his astonishment knew no
bounds. 'Oh, mother mother!' said the '
child; 'come right away quick; far 'Mre's
the queerest thinga great bid& ,frog,..
with a hat on his back,, creeping, on his
Slightly sarcastic Was the clergyman •
who paused and addressed a mau.coming.:
into church after"the" :Wray b"'n "had begun,
with'the remark: 'Glad -to see you, sir ;
come in; always glad to see those' here late
can't come earley;' and decidedly, self pea-.,
sessed was the man thus addressed, iri tht!,fi,
presence of on atonished congregation, as.
he responded 'Thank you; would loct . fh
vor me'With the text?' •'
It is announced that s. man who last ,
season had $2OO. wprth of trtmks destroy
ed by the .tbaggage omashers'ims had five
new ones made to °Mee and supplied svith
coMpartments containing five pounds each
of nitre glycerine, Ile proplites to travel
'from Maine •to Texas, covering all the
watering places, and will. have a coroner
along to hold inquests on the victims.
An observing person advises: 'Never
marry a man vibe scents his .whiskers.'.
This is good advice. We cannot cnuceive
of more consu m m ate scoundrel, a deeper
dyed vitlain,a blood:thirstier wietcti,a vil
er compound Judasof Iscariot and the 13 en , -'
chr fimily.combirted, than the • matt who
scents .his whiskers _unless We except 2 the
young man who illuminates his mustache .
'with sticky pomatum before , going to - gee
his girl oft Sunday night. • s•'•
A certai*,.,iii*yer had hls portmit:tak , .
en in his flSKiltaattitude—standing with
one hand in hiS pocket. :.I.lis friends,a.nd
one of his clients went to" sue it
body said - :
"Oh, how much itislike '.:41 is
the zery picture of him !:'..-
One old farmer, who happened po b,e 4
present thought differentl,s' , .'
"Tain't a bit like him !"
"Tisn't, eh !,said a half,diizen at once."
"Just show us nciw . wheiiin 4 is not a
• "Wall, taint—no uirilaliito-4 tell
you tain't..", •
"Well, why ? Can't Toy .pell us why it.,
ale% a good• likeness?"
"Yes—easy enough. Don't you See he .
has got his hand iv pOcket ?" 'Tvionkl •
be as good again if he lidd in somebody
else's!".,.. ' ..4
Beware of inquisitive persons; a won. •
derfull curiosity - to know
vitt , . as
82,00 PER YEAR
'ming into fah
, anceon 1
KI a show, and
lice' on the el
;h the official
, the animal
,a l limborthe