The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, November 16, 1859, Image 1

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<£l)oite JJoelrn.
Though the farmer's wintery hoard !
Heap high the golden corn!
No richer gift has Autumn poured
From out her lavish horn.
Let other lands exulting glean
The apple from the pine,
The orange from the glossy green,
The cluster Irom the vine :
We better love the hardy gift
Our rugged vales bestow :
To cheer us when the storm shall drift
Our hartest fields with snow.
When spring-lime came with flower and
And grassy green, and young [bud,.
And merry bob'links, in the wood,
Like man musicians sung.
We dropped the seed o'er hill and plain,
Beneath the sun of May.
And frightened from our sprouting grain
The robber crows away
All through the long bright days of June,
Its leaves grew thin and fair.
And waves in hot mid summer's noon
its soft and yellow hair.
And now, when Autumn's moonlit eves,
Its harvest time has come,
- We pluck away the Irosted leaves,
And Lear the treasures home.
There, richer than the fabled gift.
Of golden showers of old,
Fair hands the broken grain shall sifi,
And knead its meal ol gold.
- Let vapid idlers 101 l in silk
Around their costly board—
Give us the bowel of mush and tr.ilk,
By homespun beauty poured.
Where'er the wide old kitchen hearth
Sends up its smoky curls,
Who will not -.hank the kindly earth,
And bless our corn fed girls.
Let earth withhold her goodly root,
Let mildew blight '.tie rye.
Give to the worm the orchard's fruit,
The wheat field to the fly. .
But let the good old crow adorn
The hills our fathers trod :
Still let us for His golden corn
Send up our thanks to God '.
The Stream of Life.
Life bears us on like the stream of a
mighty river. Our boat, at first, glides
swiftly down tlie narrow channel through
the playful murmurings of the little brook
and winding along its grassy borders. The
trees shed their blossoms over our young
heads, and the flowers on the brink seem
to offer themselves to our young hands;
we are in hope and we grasp eagerly at the
beauties around us; but the stream hurries
us on, and still our hands are empty.
Our course in youth aud manhood is
along a wider and deeper flood, and amid
objects more striking and magnificent.—-
We are animated by the moving picture of
enjoyment and industry passing before us .
we are excited by short-lived success
depressed and rendered miserable by some
abort-lived disappointment. But our ener
gy and our dependence are both in vain.—
The stream bears us on, and our joys and
griefs are left behind us ; voyage may be
hastened, but cannot be delayed ; whether
rough or smooth, the river hastens towards
its home—the roaring of the waves is be
neath our keel, and the land lessons from
our eyes, and floods are lilted up around us,
and we take our last leave of earth and its
inhabitants, and of future voyage, there is \
no wituess but the Infinite and Eternal.
SOMEBODY has said, "Courage is more
than cash, and an up head more than a
host of friends." I believe in that doctrine.
Show me a man or a woman with courage,
energy, and ambition, and I will show you
one who will succeed in life. With cour
age and energy implanted firmly within us,
disaster never can overwhelm, though it
may tor a time deter our progress. Ener
gy levels the mountain, raises the plain ;
courage quails not before the greatest diffi
culties. II you have not succeeded as you
had hoped, never be dishearted. The true
estimate of an individual is not determined
by accidental or occsaional achievements or
failures, but by his every day conduct; and
he who makes a firm resolution to conquer
in life, will du it. 1 have strong faith that
one can be what he or she resolves to be.
About a week ago a woman who rejoices
in the cognomen of "Dancing Sail," stole
a horse near Rochester, N. Y. A reward
of 8100 being offered for her arrest, she
was pursued by a constable, who took her,
and for safe keeping confined her in the
third story of a hotel, from whence she es
caped during the night by the aid of her
bed-cord, and finding the officer's horse
was superior to her own, exchanged steeds,
aigi made her escape.
The way to kill a printer is always to
pay him on the presentation of his bill, for
Such an unexpected phenomenon will
cause a rush ol blood to the kead, and
throw him into apoplexy.
Perpetual Motion.
About six years ago, we published the
first description of a machine invented by
Mr. James G. Hendrickson, Freehold. New
Jersey, "to go of itself." A model, which
Mr Hendrickson had made after patient
whittling for forty years, was brought into
our office, and we found that it would go
without any impulse from without, and
would not stop unless it was blocked. The
power was self-contained and self-adjusted,
and gave a sufficient force to carry ordinary
clock-work without any winding up or re
! plenishing. In short, it was no reason why
\it would not go until it was worn out. Our
announcement of the fact brought out a
great deal of ridicule; the incredulous
pointed at all of the projects to obtain a
perpetual motive power which had failed
in the past, and predicted the same disgrace
to the new invention. Many scientific gen
tlemen visited it, and although they could
not dispute the fact that it was "going,"
they nearly all attributed the movement to
some hidden spring or ingenious trickery.
The inventor was an old man, who had
spent his vvholo life in pursuit of the object
he had now attained. He had become so
much accustomed to ridicule, that he was
very patient under it; and the only reply he
made to the cavillers who pronounced the
thing impossible, was— "but it does got"
The notice which we printed attracted the
attention of the curious, and for the first
time in his history, the inventor found a
profit in his handwork. He was invited to
be present at various fairs and exhibitions
of new inventions, and wherever he went
his machine formed one of the chief attrac
tions. Science, however, turned up its
nose at him, and determined to put him
down. The professors were all against him,
and as they had pronounced the whole thing
a humbug, they were determined to prove
the truth of their assertion. Accordingly,
Mr Hendrickson was seized at Keyport, N.
J., for practising 1 jugglery," under the "Act
for suppressing vice and immorality " At
the trial, several builders, mill-wrights, en
gineers, and philosophers were called, and
testified positively that no such motive pow
er as that alleged conid drive the machine, ;
and that there tnust be some concealed j
spring within the wooden cylinder. There I
was no help for it; and the imposture must.
be exploded. An ax was brought, and the j
cylinder splintered into fragments. Alas j
lor the philosophers, there was no conceal- j
ed spring, and the machine had gone of it
self! But alas, for poor Hendrickson, the
machine would go no more. With tremb-!
ling hands he again resumed his spectacles
and his jack-knife. His model once more
completed, he had a new machine construc
ted of brass, hollow throughout, so that the 1
eye could examine all its parts. This was
brought to our office neariy two years ago,
when we noticed it once more, and gave to
our readers some of the facte we have now
recalled. The inventor was trying to secure
a patent for this discovery, but the work
went on slowly. '1 he Patent Office required
a working model to test the principle, and
one was sent on to Washington. The mo
ment the blocks were taken out, the wheels
started off "like a thing of life," and during
ten months that the model remained in the
Patent Office, it never once stopped to
breathe. The inventor had perfected two
new machines, and made a very comforta- l
bl< ivelihood exhibiting them, prosecuting
efforts meanwhile to secure his patent,
.ending to apply the power to clockwork,
.or which it is peculiarly adapted. Age
crept upon him, however, before this point
was reached; his highest art could not
make his heart-beatings perpetual; und last
Saturday afternoon he breathed his last, in
the old homestead at Freehold. He had
been so much persecuted by the incredu
lous, that he had provided a secret place
beneath the floor of his shop, where his last
two machines were deposited. It was in
the form of a vault, covered by a trap-door,
which was locked, and the floorso replaced
as to avoid suspicion. After his last illness
commenced, he made known this secret to
his family, who examined tire spot carefully
and fcund the contents exactly as described.
The night after his death, the shop was
broken open, the floor tuken up, the trap
door pried off. and both models stolen. It
is probable that the family in their visits
had not taken the same precaution as the
inventor, and some prying eyes had discov
ered the secret. Fortunately, the drawings
are preserved, and there is a little machine,
one ot the earliest made, now running in
Brooklyn, where it has kept up its ceaseless
ticking for nearly six years. Hr. llendrick
son leaves a family ol four sous and four
daughters, all of them, we believe, given to
inventions. Had he died ten years ago,
how emphatically would it have been said
that his life had been wasted in "the hope
less effort to obtain perpetual motion.' —N.
Y. Journal of Commerce.
A Clergyman who was reading to his con
gregation a chapter in Genesis, found the
last sentence to be : "And the Lord gave
unto Adam a wile." Turning over two
leaves together he found written and read :
"And she was pitched without and within."
He had unhappily got into a description of
Noah's Ark.
"SIR" said a colporteur to a hotel propri
etor, "shall I leave some tracts here ?
"Yes" was the reply, "with the heels this
THE mar. who got the last word in dis
puting with a woman, has advertised to
whistle for a wager against a locomotive.
Dr. Channing on Self-Culture.
It is force of thought which measures in
tellectual, and so it is force of principle
1 which measures moral greatness, thalhigh
est of human endowments, that brightest
manifestation ol the divinity. The greatest
man is he who chooses the right with in
i vincible resolution, who resists the sorest
' temptations from within and without, who
bears the heaviest burdens cheerfully, and
who is calmest in storms and most fearless
under menace and frowns, whose reliance
on truth, on virtue, on God, is most unfalt
ering : and is this a greatness which is apt
to make a show, or which is most likely to
abound in conspicuous station ? The sol
emn conflicts of reason with passion ; the
victories of moral and religious principle
over urgent and almost irresistible solicita
tions to self-indulgence ; the hardest sacri
fices of duty, those of deep-seated affec
tion and of the heart's fondest hopes ; the !
consolations, hopes, joys, and peace of dis
appointed, persecuted, scorned, deserted j
virtue ; these are of course unseen ; so that |
the true greatness of human life is almost j
wholly out of sight. Perhaps in our pres- I
ence, the most heroic deed on earth is done
in some silent spirit, the loftiest purpose '
cherished, the most glorious sacrifice made, I
and we do not suspect it. I believe this
greatness to be most common among the 1
multitude whose names are never heard.
Among common people will be found
more of hardship borne manfully, more of
unvarnished truth, more of religious trust,
more of that generosity which gives what
the giver needs himself, and more of a wise
estimate of life and death, than among the
more prosperous. And even in regard to
influence over other beings, which is
thought the peculiar prerogative of distin
guished station, I believe that the difference
between the conspicnous and the obscure,
does not amount to much. Influence is to
be measured, not by the extent ol surface
it covers, but by its kind. A man tnay
spread his mind, his feelings, and opinions,
through a great extent; but, if his rnind be
a low one, lie manifests no greatness. A
wretched artist may fill a cily with daubs,
and by a false, showy style, achieve a rep
utation ; but the name of genius, who
leaves behind him one grand picture, in
which immortal beauty is embodied, aud
which is silently to spread a true taste in
his art, exerts an incomparably higher in
fluence. Now, the noblest influence on
earth is that exerted on character; and he
who puts forth '.lns does a great work, no
matter how narrow or obscure his sphere.
The father and mother ol an unnoticed fam
ily, who, in their seclusion, awaken the
mind ol one child to the idea and love of
perfect goodness, who awaken in him a
strength of will to rcpellall temptation, and
who send him out prepared to profit by the
conflicts in life, surpass in influence a Na
poleon breaking the world to his sway. And
not only in their work higher in kind; who
knows but that they are doing a greater
work, even as to extent of surface, than the
conqueror ? Who knows but that the being
whoin they inspire with holy aud disinter
ested principles, may communicate himself
to others ; and that, by a spreading agency,
of which they were the silent origin, im
provements may spread through a nation,
through the world?
speaking, but few persons fully appreciate
the benefits accruing from well conducted
and well arranged newspapers. On its first
appearance, at the regular time, a few mo
ments, or, perhaps an hour, may be allotted
to its perusal by a majority of readers, and
then it is cast aside as being of no further
use. But those who have learned its true
value are not satisfied with a cursory read
ing. They examine with critical minute
ness the whole contents, and when they
have finished the pleasing and instructive
task, they carefully put it in some secure
place, where it may be had lor future refer
ence. Whoever keeps a file of papers
knows the pleasure as well as the advantage
to be derived from a frequent perusal of
them. They bring to mind scenes long
forgotten. They give us a clue by which
we can judge of the improvement in the
social world—of changes in politics, reli
gion, and in moral science—they are a map
of the past, and may be used as a chart for
the future. They are histories of the busy
world narrowed down to the slated periods
of a day, or week, wherein tho various
characters of a motley multitude are delin
eated with critical skill. They show the
prevailing passions of the times in which
they were published, and often record on
their pages the essence ot sparkling wit.—
To si family composed in part of yomh they
are invaluable. Show us a person conver
sant with the general news of the day, and
we will show you one whose general
knowledge is more than ordinary. Let every
Inmily, then, take a paper; not only take a
paper, but read it.
"CONHUCTOR," said an over-dressed dandy
(he other day, in one of our railroad cars,
' do not procrastinate, but push your equine
motive power to her greatest velocity, for
I have an engagement up town at a slated
hour which 1 must fulfil, or expire 1"
AN awkward man, attempting to carve a
goose, dropped it on the floor. " There
now," exclaimed his wile, "we have lost
our dinner." "Oh, no, my dear," answer
ed he, "it's safe—l've got my foot on it."
THE custom of wearing the hair in a
long pigtail is defined in California as China
Trith and Right and our Country.
The Way German Mechanics Live.
There are two brothers, Germans, manu
facturers of cutlery, one of whom superin
tends the manufacturing operations in Sol
engen (Prussia,) and the other sells the
articles at his warehouse, No. 18 Cliff street,
in this city. From the latter, Wm. Kind,
Esq., we have received the following ac
count of the mode in which the manufac
ture of cutlery in Germany is cinducted. It
gives us a striking view of German life,
showing not only in industrial oiganization,
but in social habits and arrangenents some
curious contrasts to those which prevail in j
this country.
Solengen is a town of some seven thou
sand inhabitants, ahd the mechanics who
make Mr. Kind's knives and scissors live in
villages scattered round the town at a dis
tance of from two to four miles. The Ger
mans all live in villages ; tiny are so social
that they could not bear to live alone, in
scattered houses, as the Americans do. From
one of these villages a blacksmith sends his
wife to Mr. Kind's establishment in Solen
gen, for a quantity of iron and steel, to be
lorged into scissors. The material is weigh
ed and delivered to the woman, who puts
it upon her head aud carries it home.
After the blacksmith has forged it all into
scissors, of sizes and forms according to di
rections, his wife puts them into a basket,
and carries them back again on her head, to
the warehouse, and receives the pay lor the
work. From some other village a mechanic,
whose trade is grinding and polishing, sends
his wife to the town to procure a quantity of
scissors to be ground and polished. After
the return Iroin the polisher's, they go to a
third village to receive the screws aud riv
ets; and sometimes to a fourth to receive
an extra polish. On the roads leading out
from Solengen may be seen these stout
German women, with necks as straight as
an arrow, trudging along three or four miles
with their ponderous burden on their heads.
The iron, from the time it leaves the ware
houses for the blacksmith's, till the time ■
that the scissors are finished, is carried on :
the top of women's tieads an average dis- ,
tauce of twelve miles.
This plan of operations for manufacturing
differs somewhat Irom the course pursued
in England aud the United States. Here a
large building is erected in which all the
workmen are collected together, all conven
ient and tools and engines are provtdied ;
the scissors are forged by one man and
passed directly to another who hardens and
tempers them, anotl'ter does the grinding,
another the polishing, and another the riv
eting ; thus great division of labor is secur
ed and all distant transportation ot the ma
terial during the process of manufacture is
avoided ; all heavy work, such as driving
trip hammers and turning grindstones, being
done by steam or water power. The result
is, that a given number of mechanics will
make several times as many scissors in
America as the same number wilt in Ger
many. YVhen the scissors are sent into the
market of the world, those made by the
Germans will bring no more than those
made by the Americans, being worth no
As the American produces several times
as many in the course of the year as the
German does, the American realizes sever
al times as much for his year's labor as the
German does for his. This matter is so
plain that it is astonishing that there are
people yet who cannot understand that the
tendency of labor-saving, or rather, labor
doing machinery, is to raise the wages of
labor. The German mechanics engage in
the manufacture of which wo have been
speaking, are paid by the dozen, and earn
from 25 to 40 cents per day.
Another feature in the case, from which
the Americans might extract a profitable
lesson is, that the German will obtain more
pleasure for his thirty cents than the Amer
ican will for his dollar and a half or two dol
While the Americans, in fierce rivalry,
are struggling to outshine one another in
foolish display, the Germans, content in
their mutual equality, pass their lives in
friendly commune and social enjoyment.—
Scientific American.
Gov. WISE.— The Governor of Virginia, j
whose energetic, patriotic and prudent con-1
duct in regard to the Harper's Ferry out-1
rage commands universal approval, is in '
daily receipt of a large number of letters j
from Abolitionists in various States, threat- ,
ening his life, threatening an attempt to
rescue Old Brown it Gov. Wise does not i
pardon the miscreant who has just been |
convicted of his crimes, and who wjll be
put to death as he deserves, as surely
as to-morrow's sun rises in heaven. These
letters speak of the increasing number of
the Abolitionists, of their ability to perform
what they threaten, and of '.he " murderous
eye," to use the language of one of them,
with which they watch the progress ol
Brown's trial. They wind up generally with
holding out to the Governor great populari
ty at the North if he will deal leniently with
the criminals. From all quarters in the
Northern and Western Slates these letters
come, written in every vuriety of style and
penmanship; but all breathing threats of
rescue or of vengeance, in case Brown and
his followers are executed.
A LADY had just swallowed a petite glass
of wine, as a gentleman in company asked
lor a taste. "It is all gone," said she laugh
ing, "unless you take some from my lips."
"I shonld be most happy," replied the gen
tleman, 'but I never take sugar in my wine.'
Don't Depend on Father.
1 Stand up here, young man, and let us
; talk to you. You have trusted alone to the
; contents of "father's purse," or to his fair
j fame lor your influence or snccess in busi-
I ness. Think you that "father" has attain
ed to eminence ill his profession but by un
wearied industry ? or that he has amassed
a fortune honestly without energy and ac
tivity I You should know that the faculty
requisite for the acquiring of fame and for
tune is essent inl to, nay, inseparable from,
the retaining of either of these? Suppose
"father" has the "rocks"- in abundnace;
if you never earned anything for him, you
have no more business with those "rocks" ,
than a gosling has with a tortoise! and if
he allows you to meddle with them till you
have learned their value by your own in
dustry, he perpetrates untold mischief.—
And if the old gentleman is lavish of his
cash towards you, while he allows you to
idle away your timo, you had better leave
him ; yes, run away, sooner than be made
an imbecile or a scoundrel through so cor
rupting an influence. Sooner or later you
must learn to rely on your own resources;
or you will not be anybody. If you have
ever helped yourself at ail, if you have be
come idle, if you have eaten father's bread
and butter and smoked faiher's cigars, cut
a swell in father's buggy, and tried to put
on father's influence and reputation, you
might far better have been a poor canal
boy, the son of a chimney sweep, or a boot
black—and indeed we would not swap
with you the situation of a poor, half-starv
ed motherless call I Miserable objects you
are, that depend entirely upon ycur parents,
playing gentleman (alias dandy loafer). —
What in the name of common sense are
you thinking of ? Wake up there I Go to
work with either your hands or your brains,
or both, and do something ! Don't merely
have it to boast that you have grown in
"father's" house—that you have vegetated
as other greenhorns I but let folks know
that you count one.
Come, off with your coat, clinch the saw,
the plow handles, the scythe, ax, the pick
axe, the spade—anything that will enable
you to siir your blood ! "Fly round and
tear your jacket," rather than be the recipi
ent of the bounty. Sooner
than play at dad's expense, hire
yoursell out to some potato patch, let your
self to slop hog hole, or watch the bars;
and when you think yourself entiled to a
resting spell, do it on your own hook. If
you have no other means ol having fun of
your own, buy with your earings and emp
ty barrel, and put your head it and holler,
or get into it and roll down hill. Don't for
pity's sake, don't make the old gentleman
do everything, and you live at your ease.
Look about you, you well-dressed, smooth
faced, do-nothing drones ! Who are they
that have worth and influence in society ?
Are they those that have depended alone
on the old gentleman's purse ? or are they
those that have climbed their way to their
industry and energy ? True, the old gen
tleman's funds, or persona! influence, may
secure yon the forms of respect, but let
him lose his property, or die, and what are
you ? A miserable fledgling—a bunch of
flesh aud bones that needs to be taken care
Again we say, wake up in the morning—
turn round, at least twice before breakfast—
help the old man—give him now and then
a generous lilt in business—learn how, take
the lead, and not depend forever on being
led ; and you have no idea how the disci
pline will benefit you. Do this, and our
word for it, you will seem to breathe a
new frame, tread on new earth, wake to a
new destiny—and you may then begin to
aspire to manhood- Take off, then, that
ring from your little finger, break your
cane, shave your upper lip, wipe your nose,
hold up your head, and, by all means, nev
er again eat the bread of idleness, nor de
pend on father !
"DODGE THE BIG ONES !"—A gentleman
relates an anecdote of the Mexican war,
which has never been published:
"When the American army was forming
line for the battle of Buena Vista, General
Lane was riding up down the line of
his Indiana regiment, Mexicans had
stationed some small gum on a neigboring
height, which were blazing away most lur
iously on General Lane's regiment. But as
their guns were badly aimed, the balls in
every case passed over their heads, but
sufficiently near as :o cause the men as
they heard the peculiar whiz of the balls,
to involuntarily 'duck' their heads.
"Gen. Lane happened to notice this, and
ill his rough, stentorian voice he bawled
"Indiana regiment! No dodging!"
"In about five minutes after, the tremen
dous whiz of a twenty-four pound shot
passed close by the head of the gallant
brigadier, aud in an instant involuntarily
he bobbed his head. The men saw this,
aud commenced a tittering along the line,
which the old general saw. Turning around
with a sort of quizzical expression, he
thundered out:
"Indiana regiment! Dodge the big ones!"
A MORAL debating society "out west" is
engaged in a discussing on the following
question : "If a husband deserts his wits,
which is the most abandoned, the man or
the woman ?
" 1 shouldn't care so much about the
bugs," said a thin, psle lodger to his land
lady ; but the lact is, ma'am, I haven't got
the blood to spare."
The folowing was spoken by a litte fel
low at a recent Temperance Anniversary in
Philadelphia :
I'm but a little Temperance Boy.
Just three leet high 'tis true ;
But I can tell these boys and girls
What little boys can do.
When David was a shepherd boy
He slew a giant tall ;
God called from Heaven to Samuel,
When he was very small.
So here we are with pledge in band,
All ready for the fight—
We lear no Whiskey Regiment,
For we are with the right.
Wo'll make the Brandy Arm* fly,
We'll chase the Gin Brigade,
We'll beat the Wine Artillery,
Aud seize the Cavalcade.
Take prisoner General Alcohol,
Make Major Cordial run ;
Drive Captain Gin Sling from the ranks-
Flog Lager Beer for tun.
Lieutenant Claret Punch must go,
And Whiskey Punch must follow ;
Then 'twill not do Roman Punch
To stay until to morrow.
Drive Sergeant Schiedam Schnappsaway,
With Corporal Ale and Porter ;
Banish them all to "parts unknown,"
And fill their place with WATER.
Deacon Bodkins.
Deacon Bodkins was a good man, but f
like all the righteous, he had great trials.—
The deacon was not only a good man, but
he had a nice taste as to the fitness of J
things, especially touching the good order |
and decorum of the church. Now it is well 1
known that in these latter days, there have I
crept into churches some very unseemly I
and scandalous practices, such as one-half!
the congregation sitting, while the others |
rise, in time of prayer; and many of those j
who sit and those who rise, staring about
as though they were endeavoring to go be- I
yond the journey of the fool's eyes. Dea- j
con Bodkins had a lively sense ol the evil
of these things, and often spoke of the sub j
jeet in a most feeling manner. "Deacon," ,
said neighbor Jones, "speaking ol those un- j
seemly things in Church, reminds me of a
case which occurred .when I was a boy." 1
We all pricked up our ears, and were all
attention, for Jones was good at an anecdote, !
and hardly ever told one that did not fit
somewhere. ;
"Well, deacon," said he, "when I was a j
boy, we had a schoolmaster who had odd
ways of catching idle boys. Says he one
day, 'Boys, 1 must have closer attention to
books; '.he first one ot you that sees another
boy idle, I want you to inform me, and I
will attend to the case.' Ah, says Ito my
self, there is Joe Simmons that I don't like ;
I'll watch him, and if I see him look off his
book, I'll tell on him. It was not long be
fore 1 saw Joe look off his book, and im- j
mediately 1 informed the master. 'lndeed,'
said he, 'how do you know he was idle?' 'I
saw him,'was the reply.' 'You did? and
were your eyes on your book when you
saw him ?' I was caught, and did'nt watch
for the boys again."
We all agreed with Jones that this was a
very good anecdote, and had a meaning;
but Deacon Bodkins never asked for any
IT has been well said of the home of the
scolding wife, that "It's a bad house where
the hen crows louder than the cock."
A sailor looking very serious in a Metho
dist church, was asked by the minister if
he felt any change. "Nary red," said Jack.
"Do you know, sir, why Mr. Bloivhard
has changed his politics ?" Oh, yes, he is
one of the small beer politicians, and beer
%ill turn.
AN editor in North Carolina says he is
so poor that when two dimes meet in his
pocket he introduces them, they are such
THE editor who kissed his sweetheart,
saying, "please exchange," is believed not
to have exceeded the proper "liberty of
the press."
. A gentleman killed himself in Florida
last week for the love of a Miss Bullitt. The
poor fellow could'nt live with a Bullitt iti
his heart.
CP" "Why, my dear sir, are you always
gazing at the sunset f"
"Just because they are the only golden
prospects I have before me."
Why are young ladies at the breaking up
of a party like arrows ? Because they can't
go off without a beau, aud are in a quiver
till they gel one.
"JOHN said a father to his son, one day,
when he caught him shaving the "down"
off his upper lip, "don't throw your shav
ing water out where there is any barefooted
boys, for they might get their feet pricked."
"STEEL your heart," said an ex-presi
dent to nis son, who was going to Europe ;
"you pre now going among some ol the
most fascinating of the fair sex." "I had
much rather steal theirs," said the promis
ing youth.
LEARNING is not offensive in a woman, if
she only preset ves a gentle and thoroughly
femanine disposition. Some one has very
significantly said that it does not matter
how blue tho stockings are, so the petticoat
is long enough ta cover them.
[Two Dollars per Annum
Live for a Purpose
Perhaps the secret of all success in life,
of all greatness—nay even of human hap
piness itself—is to live for purpose. Tha
man of aimless objects, however rich ho
may be, however blessed with health, how
ever favored in his domestic relations, how
ever generally liked, rarely enjoys existence.
Nature seems, in fact, to avenge herself on
him for his want of purpose in life.
There are many persons, always busy,
who yet have no great purpose in view.—
They frighten away their energies on a hun
dred objects, never accomplishing anything
because never given their undivided atten
tion to any one thing. They are like but
terflies that flit from spot to spot, never
gaining wealth, and that steadily adheres
to a certain circuit around its hole, gradu
ally lays up stores for winter. Such per
sons are doomed to be dissatisfied in the
end, even if they i'e not soon, for they will
find that, in the race of life, they have been
passed by all who had a purpose. It is not
the positive drones, therefore but the buty
idle, if we may coin a phrase for the occa
sion, that makes a blunder for want of a
It is always the boy who has a purpose
that becomes distinguished at school or
college. He makes up his mind to succeed
in some particular branch or branches of
knowledge ; he concentrates all his ener
gies to win the goal; and he generally tri
umphs, even over classmates of greater
ability. So in adult life, the man who sticks
to his pursuit—nay, devotes his whole soul
to it—is the man who prospers. Few per
sons even succeed who shift from one thing
to another, or who gives only a divided at
tention to business. It is having a definite
purpose, and keeping, so to speak, the
winning post always before the view, that
carries man triumphantly over the race
course of lite. No man ever became great
without having done this. Newton put his
entire intellect into mathematics. Milton
devoted his life to preparation for writing
Paradise Lost. Sir Humphrey Davy gave
himself to chemistry, has said, as to a mis
tress. Klackstone, abandoning poetry, con
centrated on law. The younger Pitt, from
his very childhood, trained himself to be a
greater debater, that he might become
Prime Master. We might multiply exam
ples. But these are sufficient to establish
our point and show that no man without a
purpose, ever became graal.—Philadelphia
A Scene at the St. Lonis Fair.
A St. Louis correspsndent of the Chicago
Preis furnishes the following :
The most exciting accident of the Fair
was the grand run away, turr.-over, and
6ma6h up among the fast men who were
showing off their horses and sulkies in the
ring on Thursday afternoon. About twen
ty five horses and sulkies were Hying round
the ring in the presence of ten or twelve
thousand persons, when oue,driver ran into
the gig of another one, which frightened
his horse. The horse bounded off at full
speed, striking several other horses and
sulkies, and starting them off likewise.—
Within a minute the panic and runaway
feeling were communicated to almost ev
ery horse in the ring. Gigs were smashed
to splinters, drivers were hurled headlong
from their seals to the ground and run over;
some of them held on to their reins, and
were dragged along : one or two got caught
with their feet in the wheels, and were
hurled about in a frightful manner. Soma
of the horses attempted to jump over the
railing among the Irightened spectators.—
Others plunged madly for the entrance and
exit places, and dashed their vehicles to
pieces against the sides of the passage way.
Just picture to your mind a score of high
mettled horses atlched to carriages, all run
ning away promiscously on the space of an
acre—crashing against each other, rolling
over and springing up, plunging, kicking
and squealing, around and across the area,
in pell-mell terror and confubion, portions
of broken gigs following their heels, with
their drivers rolling or dragging in the dirt
among the debris of sulkies and hoofs of
the frightened horses ; add to this the rush
of a hundred hardy meu the ring try
ing to slop the horses, many of whom get-
I ting instantly kicked down and run over,
and the shouts of ten thousand men and
screams of five thousand women, and you
can form some idea of how the scene look
ed to the spectator. In five minutes it was
all over, and horses, men and gigs had
cleared the ring. Strange to tell, no one
was killed, '.hough several received severe
contusions, and few escaped without bloody
faces or soiled and torn garments.
IT is perfectly well understood, or if not,
it should be, that almost any husband
would leap into the sea, or rush into a burn
ing edifice to rescue a perishing wife. But
to anticipate the convenience or happiness
of a wile iu somo small matter, the neglect
of which would be unobserved ; is mora
eloquent proof ol tenderness. This shows
a mindlul fondness which wants occasion
in which to express i'self, and the smaller
the occasion seized upon, the more intense
ly affectionate is the attention paid.
A LADY friend of ours says the first time
she was kissed, she felt like a big tub of
; roses swimming in honey, cologne, nut*
megs, and cranberries.
J A fine woman, like a locomotive, draws
i a train after her, scatters lite sparks, and
' transports the mailt,