Wyoming democrat. (Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., Pa.) 1867-1940, November 18, 1868, Image 1

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re ier li.ts ..id and popular House equal, if not supe
t t any Hotel in the City of Harrisburg.
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f'i!ly solicited.
rill-- establishment has recently been refitted an
furnished in the latest style Every attention
* -e given to the comfort and convenience of those
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T. B. WALL, Owner and Proprietor-.
Tuokhinnock, September 11. 19CI
TOW .A. IST 33-A-. X"2V
Late oft. "HI:AIN*R:> HOPSK, ELVIRA, N. Y
The MEANS HOTEL, i- one of tne LARGEST )
"j i BEST ARRANGED Iloulee in the country—lt j
* 'fed up m the most modern and improved stylo |
t- 1 in jams aro spared to make it a pleasantand ]
i grceable stopping pjace for all,
Jl you want Boots9t Shoes ®ud iho fuß valuo for
' ir money, io to EistmanV He has every f
')' fo manufacturing und eh i/feugeecom petition
O WILL puichase a pa-rof Kistrn in's water- '
roof Bo" s certain to keep any man's feet i
!r - o wears ti em. for a twelve month.
V'' more leccssity for com pi .ints of wet feet )
- * Lartma s w.itor-prooi itoois are warrant* I a
otplete an I pet feet rem oy nni this war: art
"ih a written guarantee, if required.
/ \LL of Eastman's Water-proof Boots are made
/ V Leather :at.ne tin the old-fashione i way —in
/ c ° i liquor, consequently will turn water ami will
t Dot crack
I, AIK-S 'etiel ItnpirlJi i'r. n- h Cilt lioois. uiiu
* ufact, ,d b Ea tinan • 10 •. s.tjHf. .c t,
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Latent .VV%
Late arrival of New Goods.
Great Bargains at the New Store of
O. Dotricli,
in S. Stark's Bri.'k Block,
Having just returned from the City, i am n< w
opening an entire New tmk ot
an I one of the b.rgest and richest assortments ever
offered in this community. Consisting of
■ ( lirst Manufactures and Latest Styles.
i Ladies Cloths aud Saoqueings, Cloths,
Cassimores, Vesting*
Suteuett", Tweeds,
Jeans, CothineJe*.
Drills, Denims,
Ticks. Checks,
Shirtings, Bleached
k Brown. Shawls,
i Sontags, Hoods. i
Furs, Ladies' Reticules. Shopping Bags and Baskets
Latest {Styles,
Kid, Silk, Lisle Thread, Cotton
Gloves, Hosiery, Notions,
Toilet and Fancy
•J-*"-, •s■<•'•> >L.
Black end Colored I civets,
j Ruffles,
Beads, Ball and Bugle Trimmings
I A Large quantity ofß EST STYLE HOOP SKIRTS '
I and COriSETTS, seleeet from Manufacturers, nt !
greatly reduce I prices,
FLANNELS all Colors and Qualities.
Furnishing Goods.
of Latest Styles,
i Ladies'. Mitwes'. and Children's^Kid Prunelle Mo- i
rooco and Calf Gaiters, Shoes, and Slipjiers,
Wall aa l K is.dow Pape Window
Curtains, A Curtain Fix
tures, Carpets A
|oi I -
Cloths. China,
Glass, and Stone Were,
Tinware,—made expressly lor this
j Trade, ni.d warranted to give satisfaction, ;
i 20 per cent. t'heai*r than the usual rates in h;i
! section,
I Spikes,
llorse Shoes.
Ilorso Shot Nails,
Nail Rods,
Faint Oils, j
Faintsri i
Material, Fully, H'r'ntfoie; Glass. Kerosene O j
I/all, 'Parlor, Stand, and I/and i
\ Lanterns, Lamp Chimnies, Shades, \
and If urn ers.
: and FISH.
BRUSHES, ot all kinds.
These goods have been selected
with great care to suit the wants ot
this community, and will he sold as
heretofore, at the lowest living rates
i lor cash or exchanged for country
produce at market prices. Thankiul
for the past liberal patronage, 1 shall
endeavor by strict attention to my
business, to merit a continuance nt
the same, and will try to make the
future still more attractive aud ben
eficial to customers.
A waqrgialt rubier once, in Home,
Put forth a proclamation
That he'd be willing to disclose,
For due consideration,
A secret which the cobling world
Could ill atlord to lose—
The way to make, in one short day,
A hundred pair of shoes.
From every quarter to the sight
There run a thousand fellows-
Tanners, cobblers, boot men, shoe men,
Jolly leather sellers—
All redolent with beer and smoke,
And cobblers' wax and hides ;
Kacli fellow pays his thirty pence
An<J calls it cheap besides.
Silence! the cobbler enters,
And casts around his eyes ;
Then curls his lips—the rogue—then frowns.
And then looks wonderous wise.
| -.My friends," he says, "'tis simple quite,
The plan that 1 propose,
And every one of you, I think,
.Might learn it if you chose."
"A good, sharp knife is all you need,
In carrying out my plan ;
So easy it is, none can fall,
Let him be a child or man ;
To make a hundred pair of shoes,
Just go back to your shops,
And take a hundred pair of boots
And cut off ull the tops I"
She stands in a flowery meadow,
And I on a barren strand,
Where flows a broad, strong river
'Twixt me and that lovely land ;
'Tis vain to becken, 'tis vain to weep,
The river is broad and strong and deep.
I cannot swim that river,
But If my ship should come in,
Its bird-like sails would carry me
To the lady I hope to win.
1 trust that'shejherjfalth will keep.
But the river is broad and strong and deep.
I know she has many'.lovers.
For I see them woo my sweet,
They can lay their land and honors
And bright gold at her feet;
Had I but them no river would keep
Me from my love, though 'twere broad and deep.
But I make a bridge of my fancies,
And I cross to that pleasant land ;
I weave her hair through my fingers.
And hold her hand in my hand,
And kiss her lips in her Innocent sleep.
Though the river is broad and strong and deep.
Could I build the arehes of silver,
And lay the floor with gold,
I could cross to claim my darling,
" Not waiting until I am old-
Old and worn and withered, to creep,
O'er the bridge of gold to a grave, and weep.
I never bet on the munjwho is always telling what
he would bare done if be had been THKRK ; I have
noticed that this Kind never get THLRK.
The fcas of tbt law here, un-i the law hereafter,
has furnished us some very specimens of
Fools don't know their strength ; it they did, they
would keep still
True happiness seems to consist in wanting ull we
can enjoy, aud then getting all we want
Beauty never dies ; it ia like truth; they both
have an immortality sometebere
If you would make yourself agreeable, wherever
you go, listen to the grievances of others, hut never
relate your own
Men never seoui to get tired of talkiug of theia
solves, but i have heard thern when I thought they
showed signs of weakness.
Common sense ia most geueraily despised by tboae
who haven't got it
Altho' mankiuu worship weal'h, I will give tbem
credit for nee thing—they seldom mistake it for
Monuments are poor investments —the bnj don't
deserve thetn, and Ibe good don't need tbtiu
The best way to keep a secret it to forget it
It isn't so much trouble to get rich as it is to tell
when we have got rich.
li a man wants to get at his actual dimensions let
him visit a graveyard.
It is a good plan to know many people, but to
let only few know you,
I don't care how much a man lalks if be will only
aay it in a few words.
Anybody can tell wbero lightning struck last, but
it takes a smart man to And out where it it going to
strike next time—this is cue of the differences be
tween learning aud wisdom.
I have gut a firstrato reoolieetion, but n* inomorj.
I can recollect distinctly oflosing a ten-dullar bill,
but can't remember where, to sare my lile.
RATUER FOGGY.— One day, off the
coast of North Carolina, we got into a fog
which lasted us three day watches, so dense
that vvc could sec the channel, the steamer
cut through it three miles astern, like a
new road cut through a cedar swamp.—
Lounging along forward about seven in
forenoon wajch, I drifted in ear shot of
two jolly tars, just as one of them put cut
a feeler in this wise : "I say, Bob, did
ye ever see sich a fog as this 'ere afore ? "
14 Ay, ay, mßte, I have that. I have seen
fogs down along the Sable Banks and
about Canso, that this 'ere stuff wouldn't
be more than a bit of uiist alongside of it."
"How thick was it Bob?" "Well, once
when I was in the old Riflemen, ami we
were goin' out to Quebec after deals, we
ran into a fog bank one day that carried
away our jib boom and stove in our port
bulwarks. There was lots of gulls and
otl er big birds stuck fast all in among
the fog, just like sheep in a big snow-drift;
not a bird of them couid move a wing.—
\\ had been on allowance of water two
weeks, and ihc carpenter sawed chunks
enongh out of that 'ere fog to fill everv
cask in the ship. It was tip-top water
that fog mad", but it didn't melt very fast.
Some of it wasn t iiu-lted when we got
back to L vet pool, three months after
wards. Lit, Elect.
44 To Speak his Thoughts is Every Freeman's Right. "
A hatd dark day it was for us when the
constable took poor Jamie to the jail. He
was only a boy, scarce turned of twenty;
and though I'm his mother that says it, an
honester lad or a better son never lived.
Ever since his be labored hard
and faithful, and'twas not in the dram
shops he spent his earnings either, but he
brought thein home on Saturday night,
whenever it came ; and he used to lay the
bright silver dollars in iny lap, and then
he'd say, with his canny smile ;
4 'Here's the money, mother, that will
buy us our Sunday dinner, and all the
good things for next week."
I had noticed for a long time that Jamie
and Maggie Bryan were very fond of each
other, and I was not sorry to notice it, for
I knew the bov would be wanting to get
married sometime and a nicer, neater girl
than Maggie was not to be found.
'Twas a mile from our little cottage to
where Maggie lived, and on Sunday nights
Jimie would clothe himself in his best
and walk over there, and when he came
hack, if I chanced to be tip, it did me good
to look into his happy contented face, as
he raked up the smouldering logs in the
fire place, and took his seat in the chim
ney corner. I could tell by the half
dreamy look in his eyes that saw he Maggie's
soft curls and rosy cheeks in the flames,
and that he was in love.
One Sunday night, however, when he
came home later than usual, there was a
troubled, puzzled look on his face, and he
didn't smile or speak any of his pleasant
words, but just paced the floor in a ner
vous manner, and seemed doubtful wheth
er or not to tell me something that bur
dened him.
I didn't question him, for I concluded
that he had a quarrel with Maggie ; and if
'twas a heart wound that troubled him,
talking about it could hut open it wider.
He went to bed very soon alt-r he came
in. 1 was about to do tfie same when I
heard the fire bells irj the village ringing.
I went to the door, and loooking out I saw
a great flaming light in the direction of
one of the churches. I was glad our cot
tage was not situated in the heart of the
town, for these fires had become very com
mon ol late, and the newspapers said that
nobody's property was safe though it
was not dwelling houses they burnt, hut
barn and churches ami public buildings.
A $lOOO reward had been offered for
the arrest of the incendiaries, but whoever
thev were k>-pt clear of the authorities,
1 don't know how it happened, but, as I
stood there at the door listening to the
bells, they seemed to say every time they
clanged, "Jamie Ki-lev, .la-mi- Ri'ey !"
and I could not resi - <*i rg my dear
bov's name with some uwoit crime
I slept but poorly that night, and being
awake very earlv in the morning. I heard
Jamie come softly down the stairs and go
out at the door. After a time 1 got up
and just as I had placed the breakfast on
the table, Jamie came in.
He looked very pale, and he ap
petite tor his food.
I began to be frightened about liiin.
-Jammie,' said I, "are you sick, or
what ails vou ?"
"No, mother," he answered "I'm not
gick, and 1 cat not tell you wnat troubles
Then lie rose fromjthe table and putting
on hia hat he started for the factory where
he worked. He took up the tin pale in
which 1 always placed his lunch, but he
did it as by habit; nor did he stop to in
quire as Was his custom, what it contained.
I felt worried ail day. Some trouble
banging over us. but what it was I could
not guess.
In the afternoon Maggie Bryan came in
to see me. She was very bandy with nee
dle, and the folks who lived in the big
house on yonder hill,"had sent for her to
do some sewing. She was returning and
had called to tell me how much pay she
had received for her work. Maggie saw
in a moment that I was not iu good spirits
and so she ceased her prattle and asked in
a serious tone.
Has anything bad happened, Mrs. Riley ?
"You seem sorrowful to-day."
Then I spoke out boldly.
"You have quarreled with Jamie have
you nol, Maggie.?" .
"Nay, nay, Mrs. Riley," she answered.
"I quarrel with Jamie? Ypu know 1 love
hiui dearly,"
And then the sweet girl blushed at her
own confession.
You may guess that this knowledge did
not ease ray mind much, How now
could I account for Jamie's pale face and
nervous manner 1
It did riot seem possible to me that the
lad could have done any wrong act, but I
couldn't forget how the bells seemed to
clang, "Ja-mie Ri-ley, Ja-mic Ri-ley,"
and when 1 remembered the boy s strange
actions an awful fear grew upon me.
Maggie tried in vain to discover what
disturbed me. She went away in a little
time, but promised to call next day, "for I
am afraid the fever is a coming on you,"
she said, as she kisaed me and bade me
After she had gone I busied myself in
getting ready the snpper, for Jamie always
enjoyed bis supper ; and what wonder that,
with a hard day's work, an early breakfast,
and only g lunch at noon, he should eat
heartily at night. I baked some biscuit
and kept tbem smoking hot, cooked a
nice bit of meat, and boiled some potatoes
and then 1 got out a little dish of pre
serves and steeped some tea.
Just in the nick of time, as We say and
when everything was ready, Jamie came in.
JUe looked more cheerful than he bad in
the rooming, ami nailed and prtiaed ihe
appearance of the table. But there was n
firm resolute determination in his faaethat
I It HI 1 not seen there before, and it troubled
me to know what it betokened.
44 We11, mother," he said, "if everything
is teady we'll eat, tor I'm as hungry as a
hear, and after supper I've aomething im
portant to tell vou."
These last words he'spoke hesitatingly,
but I was glad to know that he was about
to unburden his sou! of what ever secret it
i contained.
So we sat down to the table I was just
pouring out the tea when there came a
loud and unexpected wrap at the door. I
opened it, and found Mr. Keating, the con
stable, He lived not far off, and bad been
a friend to my husband's.
"Good evening, Mr. Keating," I aaid.
i "Good evening, madam," he replied
I "does James Riley live here ?
"And don't you know he lives here ?" I
"Is he at home ?"
"Supposing he is—what then ?"
"I must See him I have an order for his
j arrest."
"What do you mean by that?' I asked
I angrily "Surely yon re joking, Mr. Keat
| ing. You certainly wouldn't carry Jamie
ito jail ! Yon know he's never done any
i evil deed."
"It's a sad duty," answered the consta
ble, "but arrest him I must, if he's in the
I house."
"Well, he's not in the house, nor has he
been to night,"
Before these words were fairly out of
my mouth, Jamie himself stepped to the
He had listened to all our conversation,
and now he spoke, in his clear manly
"I'm ready to accompany you, Mr. Keat
ing ; hut wiih what crime am 1 charged ?"
Mr. Keating spoke very low so as that
I should not hear, but hear I did, and the
words made me faint and sick. 1 tried to
banish the horrible suspicion of my son's
guilt, hut I could not forget how the bells
had clangged the night before,
"Mr. Keating," I said as calmly as I
could, though my voice trembled, 44 wi1l you
let me speak to my son alone one minute?'
"Certainly, Mrs. Riley."
Then the lad came into the room, and
the constable stood without the door, and
1 took my hoy's hand in mine, and looking
up into his face I spoke these words :
"Jamie Riley by the leve you bear me ;
by the memory of your dead father ;by
the hope of your soul's salvation, speak
truly—are you guilty or innocent?"
4 Innocent, mother—before God inno
cent ■" and he bent down and kissed my
wrinkled forehead, and lifted the great
load of doubt from mv mind.
"Then go, darling," I said, "and may
the Lord in his mercy watch over yon
and bring you forth from this tribulation.
S.i Jamies went away with the consta
ble. and I sat all night by the fire-place
moaning and crying as I thought of my
poor boy in the cold stone cell of the jatl
When morning dawned I tried to rouse
myself for the duties of the day, but, Oh"
how lonely and desolate the little kitchen
looked, and when 1 laid the table and put
Jamie's plate in its accustomed place, and
thought how, perhaps, for long days he
would not be there to eat any more, my
eyes filled with tears and I could do nothing.
The news of Jamies arrest spread
quickly through the village When they
told it to Maggie Bryan, the brave girl tied
on her hood, and |oing straight to the jail,
demanded an interview with her lover.
She never doubted his innocence for a
moment and there, with the bleak, dreary
walls surrounding her, she vowed to re
main faithful and true to him always, and
devote every energy to secure his vindica
tion and release.
I ler presence cheered Jamie, and she
came from the jail to my cottage bringing
many hopeful messages from the dear boy
From her I first learned fully the charge
ugainst him.
It seems that on Sunday night Jamie had
been seen near the Presbyterian Church
shortly before the fire was discovered
Nor was that the worst. Joseph Mil
ward, whose father owned the factory,
where my son worked, was ready to swear
that lie saw Jatnie rush from the vicinity
of the vestry, where the fire bioke out,'nd
that lie spoke to him as he passed. Da
vid Butler a wealthy youug man, was Mil
ward's companion, and his statement wns
the same.
Jamie's examination —the preliminary
examination they call it—took place on
Tuesday. The magistrate heard the evi
dences and said that he must commit the
prisoner to await the action of the Grand
Jury. We might have got him out oa
bail, but there was no one to become his
bondsman, for though Jamie iiad plenty of
friends they were all poor. The boy spoke
no harsh words, whatever.
"'Twill make no difference mother," he
said, when I visited him in his cell, "tor
the jury is in session, and if thcv find an
indictmeut against me I shall be tried in a
few days. You have mouey enough saved
up to live on these many weeks, and they
will acquit tne in the end."
"But Jamie," I asked, "what does young
Milward mean by his evidence ? He has
perjured himself has he not ? "
Jamie hid his face in his hands lor a
moment, then looking up he said resolute
"I can't answer vour question, mother,
God must judge between him and me."—
Then changing the subject. "Can you
get me a law\er, mother ? "
"Of course 1 can, and I will."
So after a little more talk I left Jamie,
and sought tho oflk*o of Sfjulre Caroan.—
A good man the Squire was, and an hon
est lawyer. When he discovered who I
was and my business, he told uic bluntly
that be did not wish to undertake the
"And are you afraid that I'll not pay
you ? " I atked. "Indeed, sir, if it costs
years of labor, you shall receive every
cent that you charge."
He smiled sadly.
''No madam, 'tis not the money," he
said ; "but Ido not like to feel that the
saving of anybody's life depends on my
efforts "
"Life," I replied. "Would they hang
"If found guilty, in all probability they
will," he replied
I scarcely knew what I aaid, but I beg
ged and implored Mr. Carnan to save the
poor boy. At last he consented to visit
him ; "and if lam convinced of his inno
cence," he added, *'! will endeavor to ob
tain his acquittal."
So the Squire went to the jail, (as I
was told afterward,) and saw my son alone
in hia cell
"James," said he kindly, 44 1 want to
know the truth in this case. My position
aa a lawyer and the rule 3 of the court ren
der whatever you may tell me now a sa
cred secret. By acknowledging your guilt
—if you are guilty —I shall he able to
shape ray defense o as to obtain the light
est possible punishment."
Then Jamie stood up boldly in his cell,
and raising hia right hand toward heaven
he said :
"Mr. Carnan, they may hang me if they
want to ; but 1 am entirely innocent of
thia charge and 1 am willing to die with
those words on my lips."
The lawyer looked steadly iu Jamie's
eyes for • moment, add he must have
seen truth written there, for he took his
hand and said:
"I believe you Riley, and I'll defend
you. Now tell me where you were last
Sunday night?"
4 We11," answered Jamie, "I,spent the
evening at a friend's house in the north
ern part of the village. I returned home
between 11 and 12 o'clock.
"And you passed the Presbyterian
Church on your way ? '
"I did," replied Jamie.
"Did you see any one in that vicinity ? "
"Yes, sir.'"
"I cannot answer that question, Mr.
Then the lawyer sat, and thought for a
little while, and without another word,
he left the cell, and went straight to his
office ; nor did Jainiesee him again tin
til the day of the trial.
But he WHS not idle in the meantime,
and when 1 called on him at once he told
mo to be of good cheer; that he believed
my son to be innocent, and hoped to "dear
Maggie Byran grew paler and paler
day bv day, and it WHS little sleep she got
at nights. When the thoughtless \iila
gers talked of Jamie's guilt, her cheeks
turned red, and her eyes flashed blight as
the stars in Heaven.
The trial came otfin two weeks—and
long weeks they were to me ; but 1 pray
ed for strepgth, and I think the great
Lord heard my prayers, and he gave me
the power to !>ear my cross.
A great crowd there was in the court
room when the day came.
Jamie was led in by the constable, and
took his seat in the prisoner's box, as calm
and collected as though be had been sit
ting by the fireside at home.
Mr. Carnan was seated near Jamie, and
his fine face looked very serious, while he
showed by all Ins actions that he was deep
ly interested in the case.
Maggie and I had a seat together, but
we scarcely spoke a word during the prep
aration for the trial. We thought it would
occupy the whole day, but it came to an
unexpected termination.
Joseph Milward was the first wituess
called. He told the same story that he
had at Jamie's former examination
I remember the scene Well.
The Diatrict Attorney had asked the
questions, and having finished lie said :
"That will do, sir."
Milward was about to leave the witness
stand, when Mr. Carnan spoke out :
"VYe will cross-examine this witness
Oh, what a cross examination that was !
Aud what an excitement there was in
The old Judge dropped his spectacles
the District Attorney looked bland, the
jury scratched their heads, and the vast
crowd kept still as mice, that they might
hear every word.
Mr. Carnan had ferretted out the whole
case, and from the mouth of that wituess
he proved that Joseph Milward and his
companions were the guilty parties, lhat
they had been aided by many of the weal
thy young men of the village, and before
he had finished, the District Attorney
jumped up and said :
"Mav it please the court ' We throw.*
np the case."
Then Jamie was discharged forthwith
and the people gathered around to shake
hands with him ; but he hastened away
from them, and found Maggie and me,
and together we. went to the cottage.
I can't tell you all that followed ; but
our grateful hearts joined in thanksgiving
to Heaven for his deliverance.
Jamie could explain everything now. —
He had seen Milward and Butler coming
from the vestry of the church on the night
of the fire, and the smell of the smoko and
their excited manner, told him plainly
what thair errand had been.
It was this terrible knowledge that Ua I
rottde him o nervous when he returned
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home lie doubted whether to divulge
the secret or not He carae to the con
clusion, Monday night, that it was his du
ty to make it public; but Milward and
, Jlutler fearing this, had anticipated him,
and perjuring tlntcavlves. had secured
Jamie's arre-t. Then the iad Saw hotf
useless it would be to make a charge
against his accusers, and so he resolved to
let justice work out her owu victory.
Six months later Jamie and Maggie
were married, and Lawyer Carnau wn
present at the wedding, and he gave to
Jamie a receipted bill for his services, and
1 to Maggie the finest dress you aver be
Jamie still works in the factory, but to
this day, no one has seen Milward and
Butler in our neighbor liood. It is in Cali
fornia they're living I'm told.
I have seen a farmer build a house So
| large, that the sheriff turned him out of
i doors,
1 have seen a young man sell a good
faim, turn merchant and die in au insane
I have seen a farmer travel about so
much, that there was nothing at home
worth looking after.
I have seen a rich man's son begin
wbere'his father left off, and end wber*
tiis father began—peony less.
IJhavc seen a young girl marry a young
man of dissolute habits, and .repent of it
as long as she lived.
I have seen the extravagance and , folly
of children, bring'their parent* to poverty
and want, and themselves into disgrace.
I have seen a prudent, industrious wife
retrieve the fortunes of u family, when
her husband pulled at the other end of the
I have seen a young man "who dispised
the counsel of the wise and the advice of
the good, end his career in poverty and
I have seen a man spend more in folly
then would support his family in comfort
and independence.
I have seen a man depart from the
truth, when candor and vivacity would
have served him a much better purpose.
I have seen a man engage in a lawsuit
about a trilling affair that est him more
in the end, than would have roofed all the
bnildingsjon Lis farm.
Two thirds of the young men in the
community .have n business qaalifiica
tions whatever, and are not titled pr quali
fied at all to meet with success in any un
dertaking They h' *e no practical Jtnowb
Now this is the cla.-s of young men we
propose to educate, so that they can be in
dependent, fiil honorable and lucrative
situations, and rise to distinction ; whereas,
without this education, tlieV would be
drones all tlieis lives.
Some parents, i is lamentable to state,
exercise improper judgement in the man
agement of their sons, by tying them to a
business they heartily dislike, wod in
which they will never excel, whereas, it
pursuing some avocation suited io their
tastes, they might rise to Success. A
Their pride of character becomes bum
bled, their ambition blasted, their effort#
paralyzed, and their prospects cut off lor
ever, by the difficulties attendant upon
making the required change.
This is a'l wrong; give the hoy a prac
tical education—educate liim tur the times
—and then let him follow some avocation
to which by natins be is adapted, and be
will come out all tight.
PKRIVIAS MLMMIKS. —The statement
that during the recent earthquake at Ari
ca, Pern, five hundred mummies were
thrown to the smface, is confirmed bv
travellers who report that the desert hill*
in that region, are filled with the deeicis
ted bodies of the aboriginies. The pieacr
valion of these remains of mortality is at
tributed to the climate, and also to the
soil, which is impregnated with nitre.
The bodies of trim na'ives * ra i interred in *
shallow graves, and the wind remove* |ht
light sands covering th- in. so that even io
ordinary times hnndn-ds of so-called mum
mies, wrapped in coarse grass matting, or
in crumbling nets have been exposed.
Wishes of ladles : First a husb&ni;
second, a fortune: third a bahv ; fourth, a
trip to Europe; fifth, a better looking
dress than any of their neighbors ; sixth,
to be well buttered with flattery ; seventh,
to have nothing to do in particular ; eighth
to be handsome which is sometimes" com
mendable, since to be plain or le*r is a de
fect ; ninth, to be thought well of, which i*
commendable, except it be from those
whose opinions aie worthless; tenth, to
make a sensation; eleventh, to stand
weddings ; twelfth, to be always coniHer
ed under thirty.
A lady recently called at a stnm
and inquired of a young clerk fof ft "crew
el." Not wi: ling to appear ignorant, and
not exactly comprehending her, lie hjyilttd
down a reoulai twisted cowskin. . "Wb> r
said the l-dy, ••that is not what I wfnt,'
"Well,' replied the cov. "ihat's tlna crafti
est thing I know of,"
•'• '<-•- ~ ' *
Jt&~ "Tilere are some things wfircll
will never he hurt by falltng !' growled
an old man in Washington mark
other morning. • A'hat's them I ' ititjuir
ed a huckster. "Prices," said the. old
man they'ie so uafnlslow |n filling-tirtl
they'll never get smaslrcd..'
NO. 16.