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THE EiRLIEST RUbl.l.
Among the cherry branches
A bird is sinsing clear ;
A rudy breasted robin,
The first bird ot the year.
The sky is dark above him,
. And snow i. on the ground
" No spring warmth in the breezes,
Nor pleasant sights around."
Yet cheerful from his station,
Upon the leaflessfYee,
lie sings the song o! summer
And gladness yet. to be.
The'tirchth on "the Videwalfc,
"Soon as he hears the lay
lLooks up, and for a moment
Forgers both tak and .play.
The little school girl panses ; .. i
While pleasure and surprise
Peep out between the fringes
That Bhade her merry eyes.
The blender, fair haired maiden
Walk on with slower pace,
A look ot tender longing
Upon her lovely lace.
' Each breathes the wish most cherished;
They know the simple spell -Familiar
to our childhood, - '
And all believe it well. '
"Soon as the earliest robin
Of spring your eyes shall view.
Wish! and before the year is out
The wish is granted you." -
The boy has asked for treasnre
Of top, and kite, and ball
"5he little gypsy languishes .
For tea-ei ortarr dcrr.J
The maiden bat her fancies -
How poorly can I guess!
If longs she or a lover,
A bracelet or a dress.
And I a wish the ibndet,
Arose when first I heard
The clear notes of thy singing,
Thou happy-omened bird !
So soft and vainly tittered, .
Vet still of. Itfe a part .
O, give me back the dear, lost place
la my beloved one's heart !
"Take Bold of My Hand',
'"Tafce rrd of my hand," says the little
one, when she reaches a slippery place, or
i v,:rr r,;,rM.n. hr UMih thn i
finders clasped tightly around the parents j
band, Bhe steps cheerfully and bravely
along, clinging a little closer, when the
way is crowded or difficult, and happy, in
Ihe beautiful strength of childish faith
'"Take; hold of my band," says the young
convertjtrembling with the eagerness of bis
love. Fall well he knows that if he rely
cn any strength of his own, he will stomble
and fall ; but if the Master reach forth his
Itand, he may -walk- with unwearied foot,
' even on' the crested wave. , The . waters ot
6trife or of sorrow shall uot overwhelm him
if he but keep last hold of the Saviour.
"Take hold of my hand," falters the moth
er, feeling that 6he is all too weak for the
great responsibilities that throng in he path.
Where shall she learn the greatness of the
mission the importance of the field that
has been aaeig&ed to her! And learning it,
how shall she fulfill it, if she have not the
acstaining, constant presence of One who
loves His people ,
'Take hold of my hand," whispers the,
eged one tottering on through the shadows
that grow dimmer. In the distance, and the
darkening eye looks forward, to see if it can
discern the first glimmer of the heavenly
home, the weary pilgrim cries out, even
as the child beside its rnolher, for the Sa
O, Jesus! Friend and elder Brother when
the night cometh, when the feet are weary,
when the eyes are dira, "lake hold of oar
hand." Ckriilian Intelligencer.
r Mixisa dp.thb Babiss. Some time ago
there was a dancing party given 4ap north.'.
Most of the ladies present had little babies,
whose noisy perversity required too much
attention to permit their mothers " to enjoy
the dance. A. number of gallant young
laen volunteered to watcnine yoan one
while the parents indulged in a breakdown.
No sooner had the women left the babies
in charge of the mischievous rogues than
they striped the infants and changed : tneir
cloths giving to one the apparrej of another.
The dance over, it was then time to go
home, and the mothers harriedly took each-
baby, in the dress of her own, and started,
cme to their homes ten or fifteen miles off
and were far on taeif way by daylight
But the day following .there was a prodig
ious row ia that settlement; mothers dis
covered that a single day had changed the
eexcf their babes, observations disclosed
startling physiclclcat phenomena, and then
ccrnrr?ncsd srre.of the tallest female pe
ie;triials:.a. . Litis-- mi!es apart, it reqni
ei two days to unmix 'the tables, and ad
rcsry noaths to restore the womea to. their
r. 0.1 . j
To this day
r. ;- : , The Gipsies.
The idea that the Gipsies are not of j A remarkable instance of the painfulenw
-Egypfifen, bnt of Hindo origin, is very popu- tions which are produced by mental excite
lar though erroneous. It rests on two facts: ! raent. in Ward to a real or sunnn-R.l con-
First, "the geoeral.resemblance between
mem ana the ordinary natives of India,'
proves nothing. Second, the "similarity of
languages" also proves nothing, for this
reason, that the speaking of 'the English
language by the Africans of Monrovia does
not prove that they are Englishmen.
The origin of the Gipsies is the following:
When the Jews left Egypt under Moses, a
large body of people, who were not Jews,
left with him, or, as it is said in Ex. xii, 38,
'a mixed multitude went up also with
the"rh." There is no mention made in the
liible ot what bepame of this "mixed mul
titude," beyond our being told that, after
the reading of the law, the Jews "separated
from them." (Neh. xiii, 3.) No commen
tator that wet re aware of gives a plausible
reason far the exodus ot the "mixed multi
tude' or even an idea of whom or what it
consisted, except it be Hengstenberg, who
supposes that they wera an inferior order of
workmen, employed like the Jews, as slaves
in the building of the. pyramid. But that
they were refugees like the Jews, taking
advantage of escaping with them from sla
very, may be assumed as a question be
yond doubt. .
It may be assumed as a certainty thai the
"mixed multitude" did noi enter Palestine
the promised land with the Jews. As
slaves of Egypt, they would -not return to
that country ; They would, not go nonh, for
that was th heritage of the people of Israel
which had to be wrested Irom the fierce
tribes of Palestine ; they would not go north
east, for there lay the powerful empire of
Assyria, or the germs out of which it
sprung; they could not go south, for the
ocean bemratd them in in that direction ;
and their only alternative was to proceed
east through Arabia Petaea, along the Gulf
Persia, ihrougb, the Persian desert, into
northern Hindostan, where they formed the
Gipsy caste, and whence they issued, after
the lapse of so many centuries, in possess
ion of the language of Hindostan, and
spread themselves over. the face of the
earth. What a strange sensation passes
through the mind tvben such, a subject is
contemplated ! Jews and Gipsies have in
a sense the same origin, and after such vi
cissitudes meeting each other face to face,
under circumstances so greatly alike, in
almost every part of the world, upward of
300 years after ihey parted company !
The destiny that awaited the Jews after
escaping from Egypt was one of the follow
ing: They had either to subdue and take ' equivalent to a drum -head court-martial for
Ihe place of some other tribe, or be snbdued i a general to refuse obedience to the Eraner
to a state of slavery by it, and'perhaps oth- or's order, because he happened to be a
ers combined : or thev miirht have been I native of tile rebellious district. Nor do we
befriended by some great empire as tribu-
taries; or, failing these three, what remain- '
lir . ... . .....
eu tor mem was tne deslinv that betel the
Gipsies they being broken up into bands, ;
ana uecoming vagaoonus, witnnjt a country i
they could claim as their own The posi-1
tion in which these refugee Egyptians I
would find themselves placed, and the cir
cumstances surrounding them, would ne
cessitate them to rob, steal or appropriate
whatever they found to be necessary to
their existence ; for whether they turned to i
the right hand or the left, they would al-;
ways find territory previously occapied and
properly claimed by some one or other; so
that their presence would always be unwel
come, their persons , an intrusion every
where ; and having once started on their
weary pilgrimage, as long as they main
tained their personal independence, they
would never attain, as a body, to any other
position than they have done in popular
estimation for the last four hundred and fifty
years in Europe. In the first generation,
iheii" new habits and mode, of life would
become chronic ; in the second generation,
they would become hereditary ; and from
this strange phenomenon would spring a
race that is unique ia the history of the ha
The subject of the Gipsies has been treat
ed very superficially by almost all who
have written npon it, none being apparent
ly able to advance a single step upon 'bis
predecessor, and so erroneous have been
the ideas put forth, that a writer in a very
late number of Oiamberi' Edinburg Journal,
asserts that "before the end of this century
there will not be a Gipsy In Western Eu
rope' Such writers have imagined that as
the race leave the tent, and more or less
conform to the ways of civilized ' life, they
"cease to be Gipsies," while, In fact, there
cannot be less than four million of Gipsies
in Europe and America, of various mix
tures of blood, shades ofcolor, degrees of
education and positions, in life. Kew York
Despatch. . ' ''
OstT Pristbr.- "lie is only a printer!'!
was the sneering remark of a leader in the
circle of aristocracy. Well, who . was the
earl of Stanhope? : He was only a printer.
What was Prince. Frederick William, who
married the Princess Royal of England ?
He, too, . was", only a printer.. Who was
William Caxton, one of the fathers of litera
ture ? . Re was only a printer." Who are
G. D. Prentice, Cha3. Dickens, M. Thiers,
Douglas Jerrold, G. P. Morris, N. P. willis,
and Senators Dix, Cameron, . Bigler, Vice
President Hamlin,' Ex-Post master General
King, Ex-Governor Packer. Horace Greeley,
and many other leading men' of the day ?
They were caly printers. What was Benja
min Franklin? Oaly a printer ! ;Every
cna cannot be a primer brains are neces
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA.,
The Question of Allegiance.
fliet of duty, occurred in this city on Friday,
f o r i
A commander of the United Slates Navy
committed suicide at the Merchant's Hotel. ! on our very borders, we can still regard
He was a native of the State of Georgia, but them merely with pain, and not with fear,
has resided near Bristol, Pa., when not en- j ve can and will crush them if they persist
aged in active service. . It is supposed the r in murdering the supporters of the law and
motive which prompted this fearful act, was ; me a3 of the United States. We can
an aversion to acting either in hostility to ; "weep the whole length of the dark line
his native State or the Federal Government ; that separates the peaceful and law abiding
whose commission he held. However from the States given over to terrors and
much we may deplore his sad fate, and dangers. They have brought ruin on them
pity the delusion which led him to become selves, and we will not suffdr ourselves to
the victim of the demoralizing doctrines of be destroyed because they choose to. har
the sposlles of Secession, his resolution not Dor traitors, and to permit those who choose
to employ the ability which had been edu- t to become such to riot at will in the blood
Kca ed by the General Government against
its authority, was that'oT a brave, honorable lo make Virginia dangerous as a residence
and conscientious roan. for aPennsylvanian, simply because he qui
lt is easy for us to imagine the system of ellY adheres to Union. If nothing but mil
sophistry which those officers of Southern itary force will teach Virginia to respect the
nativity adopt when they throw up their rights of citizens of other. States, we will
commissions, and range themselves under , pend a military force there which shall turn
the banner of rebellion. It results from ' ber 38 many thousand as they can gather
that Dernicious theorv of State allegiance, hundreds, and which shall reassert the su-
which has been taught to the two la-U en
erations of Sontherners a theory which to
obtain force must admit a position fa'al to
the integrity of the Republic, and eventu
ally subversive of every law but that of a
mere township, town, or municipality. It
were to discriminate too nicely for ns to
draw the parallel between State allegi
ance and. National
allegiance, to show
citizens, of , Pennsylvania
may cease to be a citizen of the United Mason and Dixon's line. Men had become
States. But we think that no positions of fienls. had prepared themselves for deeds
social life or national service present a , of blood from which barbarism might shrink
clearer path of duty than those of the army j wilh horror, had gathered their secret con
and navy. They are national institutions ; c!a,re9 under 'he shadow of the Capitol at
to every intent and purpose. They exist 1 Washington, as well as at the armory of
by the will of the General Government, and Harper's Ferry. All this preparation has
whoever enters, them becomes its servant, j ,or months, if not years, Leen going on nr.
The General Government educates, protects der ,he ,eaJ of traitors in the Cabinet, trai
n,l nrnvidps for its soldiers, and thev iwear to,s inlhe army and .traitors in the civil
to it In return, life, ability, and obedience
The military and naval institutions are so
peculiarly national, and the duty they en
join ii so distinct from that required by a
mere State, that nothing but the most absurd
reasoning can create a resemblance. .
This theory of State allegiance, like most
of the Secession theories, indeed, is peca-j
liarly Southern, and has been almost fatally i
indulged by out good mother the nation
We make military obedience in America a
question of honor other hatior.s make it a
question of Treason If a province of France
rebelled against the empire, it would be
think that the British Government would J
have any hesitation in hanging at the yard- j
. . ..lii, :
arm a caDtain wtio retused to DtocKaue a
port in one of the Irish provinces, because j
ne nappeneo 10 nave ueen uoru in vui
Londonderry. The concession once made
is fatal to all military effectiveness, and to
all law j order, and discipline in a govern
ment. We have partly recognized it in the
United States, and the demoralized condi
tion of our army and navy shows how ter-
rible in its effects the recognition has
The melancholy instance cited in the
opening paragraph is an exception to the
general role which has prevailed among
those officers who have abandoneJ our flag
on grounds of State allegiance. The case
of General Twraos shows how closely these
notions of honor are allied with what every
other civilized nation on the globe calls
treachery, if honor compels an officer to
eporn bis allegiance to the Government, it
surely does not compel him to remain at
his post long after the conflict between the
State and nation has arisen; to obtain every
secret which confidence cai p roc a re ;
to paralyze the hand which has nurtured
him ; to draw his salary from the "tyran
nical" coffers of the nation ; to live in ap
parent allegiance until the moment of ac
tion arrives, and then cross over the Poto
mac and draw the sword of a traitor. So
long as many of these officers are permit
ted to live onhalf-pa7 without service, they
are willing to receive their pay and waive
the immediate question of allegiance, but
when the command of duty comes,they col
lect the arrears of their salary up to date,
plead their duty to their State, send in a
resignation, and next appear at Fort Pick
ens or Fort Sumpter, trying to steal a Gov
ernment fort wilh stolen cannon and pilfer
We certainly do not condemn a native of
South Carolina for loving that Slate, any
more than we censure ourselves for cher
ishing a fondness towards dear old Pennsyl
vania. But the soldier is the son of the na
tion. She is his nvliiary mother and he
owes her his life and sword. The rule re
cognizes no exception and can admit of
no deviation. To abandon the nation' in
its hour of peril, when it needs all that va
lor and skill can afford, is to be guilty of
ingratitude and treason. The Great Soldier
of the Age, whose floyal arm now wields
the sword of Washington, is an example
for all to follow. Wintikld Scott loves
Virginia, bnt he loves his conntry more,
and in giving his great mind to his country,
even in antagonism to this State, he teaches
the soldier what true allegiance is. Press
ESAn Irishman who was engaged at a
drain and had his pick-axe raised in the air
just as the clock struck twelve, determined
to work no more till after dinner, let go the t
pickaxe and Ifff it fi-5- " ' ' " "I
Strike at the Heart of Secession.
It cannot be long before the most threat
ening of our dangers wi!l give way to the
overwhelming force enlisted on the side of
i the 'aw. Turbulent and violent as many
; of the local gatherings of traitors are, even
of 1,16 loyal anJ honorable. It will !nch do
premacy of the law in every corner as well
as every city of that Stale. ;
We 'are abundantly taught by the events
of every day that force alone can now settle
this great trouble, and that force alone could
ever have settled it. The depth of guilty
preparation for destroying the nation was
beyond ail conception. The fangs of the
6reai lteison naa tautened on everything
w,tbm lne,r reach UP to th ery limit of
service. It is, as we now see it almost a
miracle that we were not destroyed before
we could be roused by ihe actual presence
of open assault. We have at least been
roused, arid there will now be a recoil which
will have salutary terrors and decisive re
sults. Let the government hmry forward troop
to strike at the heart ol the great rebellion
strike at the ports and cities of the coast
strike at Richmond, and hold the Chese
peake from head 10 mouth. Thereneed Vo
no concern for the northern border. This
we will keep in order with our reserves.
Send the 6trong regiments forward to the
ultimate points of decisive action without
an hour's delay. A blow as terrible as the
nation's vengeance can make it should fall
on Charleston instantly. Let that city be
swept Irom the earth if it refuses obedience
to the law. There are a hundred thousand
men burning to avenge the infamies and
insolence we have endured at that nursing
place of treason. The organ of the fiends
who have destroyed the government, so far
a they have power, asks, in a tone remark
ably moderated, whether we will have war.
We answer that they will have war terri
ble war annihilating war onless they
atone for the outrages of so many months
and years. There will be few to call for
mercy to even the misguided, and none to
appeal in behalf of those who have rioted
in arms ajainst ns there for the past four
months. We will see i. the tens of ihou
eands who support the right cannot compel
obedience from the scattered handfuis of
desperadoes with which the southern '.owns
abound. North American.
A Joke. On one occasion, two or three
friends came down for a day's shooting and
as they often did, in the evening they rowed
out into the middle of the little lake in an
old punt. . They were full of spirits' and
had played off one or two practical jokes,
till, on getting out of the boat, leaving him
last, one of them gave it a push, and out
went my father into the water. Fortunate
ly it was the landing-place and the water
was not deep, but he was wet through. It
was playing with edged tools to venture on
such tricks with him, and he quietly deter
mined to turn the tables. Accordingly he
presently began to complain of cramps and
stitches, and at last went indoors. His
friends, getting rather ashamed of their
rough fun, persuaded him to go to bed,
which he did. His groans and complaints
increased so alarmingly, lhat thsy were
almost at their wits' ends what to do. My
mother had received a quiet hint, and was
therefore not alarmed, though much amused
at the terrified efforts and prescriptions of
the repented jokers. There was no doctor
to be had for miles, and all sorts of queer
remedies were suggested and administered,
my farther shaking with langhing, while
they supposed be had got fever or ague.
One rushed up with tea kettle of boiling
waier fuinging on his armanother tottered
under a tin b'aih and the third brought the
mustard. My father at length, as well as
he could speak, gave out in a sepulchral
voice that the was dying, and detailed
some most . absurd directions for his will,
which they were all too much frightened to
see the fun of. At last he could stand it no
longer, and after bearing the penitent offen
ders beg him to forgive them for their un
fortunate joke, and to beseech him to be
lieve in their remorse, he buret into a per
fect shout of laughing, which they thought
at first delirious frenzy, but which ultimate
ly betrayed the joke.
The good times. Wait
WEDNESDAY MAY 8, 1861.
Things that are Foolish.
A great many foolish things are said and
done in the world, among which an un
known writer classes the following :
For a young man to think lhat he does
himself credit by hanging round stores and
taverns, smoking bad cigars, and paying
lor whiskey and oy6ter9. in order to be call
ed " liberal," by a clique of youths as soft
in the brain as himself.
For a lady to be annoyed because gentle
men do not always give her the best half of
the street and the nicest seat in the public
assembly. She should not forget that these
conventional courtesies are not her right
any farther than tbey choose lo concede
For an unfledged clerk to think that he
must buy ex'ravagant gloves and cravats
for every festive occasien, because Jonas,
whose father is worth thirty thousand dol
lars does so. The best way of proving his
manhood would be to leave such things
For a girl to stay away from a party be
cause 6he ha worn all her dresses and
can't have a new one. Isn't it something
a kin to i-elf-conceit for her to imagine lhat
people have nothing to do but to think
about her and ber drasses.
For a man to be extra fastidions abont
colognes, diamond finger ring, and scented
pocket hacdkerchiels, and then set society
t defiane with his cigar case and tobacco
box. For a girl to think that she is establishing
her character as & young lady of fashion,
by allowing her mother to toil through all
the drodgery ot the house, and the invest
ing her money in gaudy broaches and arti
For a man to suppose himself a gentle
man because he touches his hat to a party
of splendidly dressed young ladies, while
he scorns to lend a helpi'ng h.nd.to the old
woman struggling across the street.
. For a simple working girl to buy imita
tion jewelry, because her wealthyj neigh
bor spends a small fortuire in the real.
For an eklery young lady to think she
renews her bloom by dressing in the style
of sixteen, with pink roses in her bonnet
and ermine roses on her cheeks.
For an old batchelor to attempt to darn
his own stockings without a good stock oi
patience, or to venture where there are a
dozen pretty girls.
Uncle Toby says it i a favorite dodge of
young and fasi inating widows, and young
widows are always fascinating, to get you
to Ionic intrl the feminine eye to discover
the particle of dust that is irritating that del
icate organ, but the man who looks is a
sure "goner." Handsome girls inclined to
flirt do not reoh to that use exactly to en
trap a fellow, but they will manage to get
you to call them "Cousin," and under this
very lender, but assumed relationship, they
will play the very deuce with or.e's unso
phisticated affections and cozen you al last.
One can get along so rapidly in iove making
under the cloak of pretended Consinship,
for you can make ihe most ardent protesta
tions and show the most assiduous atten
tions, it being understood that yon are in
fun you know only keeping up tha char
acter of Cousin. Oh ! the untold mischief
that has been caused by a youth's reckless
ly concerning to be Cousin lo a confirmed
flirt. It is very pleasant at firt, we grant
you. You call to see your new relative,
and she meets you with a smile and a blush
that make her eye look the brighter, ex
claiming "Oh, I am so glad to see you,
dear Cousin." Then how bewitchingly she
laughs at the joke and how rapidly you be
come entranced. Yon salute her good night
with "Adieu, sweet Coz," and then langh
as if the kiss you had received in joke
wasn't going to keept you staring wide
awake all night in down-right earnest.
You are bewildered by the rapid manner
in which everything appears to be advan
cing, and some fatal night, overcome by the
combined influence of moonlight and a
brandy cock-tail, you fall upon your knees
and declare your love in strains particular
ly turtle dovey to your pretended Cousin,
who (being a flirt is tired of the farce by
this time) draws herself up wilh offended
dignity and assures you in a tone that
brings you at once to your senses and your
feet that "you are presuming altogether to
much on a jest, Mister Jones !" This is a
clincher and if you are not a ninny you will
be very careful how you Call a bewitching
flirt "Cousin" agair..
Pbomisinq Bot. "Tommy my son, what
are you going to do with that club ? "Send
it to the editor, of course." "But what are
you going to give it to the editor for?''
"Cause he says if anybody will get him a
club he will send them a copy of his pa
per " The mother Came near fainting, but
retained consciousness enough to ask ;
"But Tommy, my dear, what do you sup
pose ha wanted of a club?" "Well I don't
know," replied the hopeful urchin, "unless
it is to knock down the subscribers that
don't pay for their paper.''
Revolutions are but the thunder-storms
of Justice. Civil war is necessary to try
the stamina of a people. No nation ever
became truly great, without passing through
this red ordeal. It is but the efforts of the
body politic io throw off the corrupt humors
which disturb its normal action. The re
sult is the test of strength. If it becomes
chronic, then the disease has eaten too
deep; if the struggle is severe but final,
then the State rises rejuvenated and rain-
BT CCO. P. M0RKI9.
This the word beyond all other
Make us love our country most,
Makes us feel that we are brothers,
And a heart united host!
With hosannas let our banner.
From the housetops be unfurled,
While the nation holds her station
With '.he mightiest of the world !
Take yonr harps from silent willows.
Shout the chorus ol the free ;
"States are all distinct as billows,
Union one as i the sea !"
From the land of groves that bore us,
He's a traitor who would swerve !
By the flag now waving o'er us. .
We the compact will preserve!
Those who gaiu'd it and sustain'd it,
Were unto each other irue,
And the fable well is able
To instrnct ns what to do.
Take yonr harp from silent willows,
Shout the chorus of the free ;
"States are all distinct as billows,
Union one as is ihe sea."
People we can Dispense With.
Does any enserpriaing individual wish to
form a colony at the North Pole of Africa,
or any far off place where the voyages wifl
be warranted never to come back again ?
If so, we can point out quite a cargo whose
export would never be lamented over in
their native land. We are not sure but the
Government would pay their entire ex
pense to get rid of them finally and forever.
Here is a list of the most promising :
The man 'who can't live within a salary,'
and is always waiting to borrow money,
bu t who wears as fine brCadcIcih and ex
pensive sleeve buttons as his millionaire
The woman who brings up her daugh
ters on a diet of curl papers and dancing
school, and who "cannot account for Anna
Maria's conduct when she elopes with a
penniless dry goods clerk !
The man who would rather buy a new
coat (on credit) and cheat the tailor, than
to be degraded by a neat patch on his el
bow. The woman whose stocking toes resem
ble a culiinder in their ventilating conveni
ences, but who considers a nicely executed
darn in the skirt of a dress to be vulgar be
The man who is "always making op his
mind." "Wal, 1 don't know exactly '."and
stands with his hands in his pockets until
it is loo late to do any thing else with them!
The woman who has always to stop and
few on her bonnet strings when she is go
ing any where who is universally behind
hand who i too late al church, loo late at
market, too late to get her railroad ticket,
and invariably arrives at the steamboat
landing just three seconds after the plank
has been lAen up.
V At what time was Adam created ?
A little before Eve.
VtT VoLUSTBEai Pray to God and keep
your powder dry.
fyThe Stars and Stripe My they long
wave from every house in the land.
rW In Fashion Llesn shaved faces.
This is bully for the barbers.
fcr An Apostle of Democracy Gunpow
der. It makes rich and poor, prince and
peasant, master and slave, all eqnal.
QT''You look." said a wag, to a pale
haggard smoker, "as if you had come ont
of the grave to light your cigar, and couldn 'l
find your way back."
" rF"The less a man knows, the wider he
tears his mouth open. U is impossible for
a fool to keep bis jaw shut, as it is lor a
sick ojster to keep his shell closed.
rFA boarding house keeper advertises
to furnish "genilemeti with pleasant and
comfortable rooms ; also one or two gentle
men wilh icivs.
IT"I think I have seen you before, sir ;
are you not Owen Smith" "Oh, yes I'm
owin' Smith, and owin' Jones, and owin'
Brown, and owin' everybody."
ty'Look here, Jim, I get two brudders
possessed ob wonderful genus." " Sam,
what is dar genius?" ' Dno am mighty
smart skinning eels, do oder a sneezer for
Cy"OH, pray let me have my way this
time !" said a young gentleman to his lady
love. "Well, Willie, I suppose 1 must this
once, but yon know that after we have mar
ried 1 shall always have a Will of my own.'
rF" If four dogs with sixteen legs, can
catch twenty nine rabbits wilh eighty-seven
legs, in four minutes, how many legs must
the same rabbits have to get away from
eight dogs with thirty two legs, in seven
teen and a half minutes?
tST An Irishman having a looking glass
in one hand shut his eyes and placed it be
fore his face. Another asked him why he
did so. "Upon my sowl," replied Teddy,
"it's to see how I look whin I'm aolape."
f3T A lady officer, if 6he wished to give
the word "hall" to her troops, would do it
somewhat in this wise : "You soldiers, all j
of you, now mind, 1 order you, as soon as I '
have finished speaking to stand still, every i
one of you, on the spot where you may
ha npen to be .fen't yon jeir ine t b !ttJ
Ihe Worti cf a Sod!.
When we endeavor to e-timate the worth
of an immortal soul we are utterly iost in
the attempt. The art of spiritual computa
tion is not governed by ihe tame principles
and rule which guide our speculations con
cerning earthly objects. The value ot gold ,
silver, merchandise, . food, raiment, land,
and houses is easily regulatad by custom,
convenience, or necessity. Even the more
capricious and imaginary worth of a pic
ture, medal, or statue, may be reduced to
systematic rule. Crowns and scepters have
had their adjudged valuation, and king
doms have been bought and sold for sums
of money. But who can fix the adequate
price to a "hitman soul? "What will.it
profit a man if he gain the whole world and
lose his own souf? or what shall a man
gain in exchange for his own aoul ? -
The principles of ordinary arithmetic all
fail here, and we are constrained lo say
that He alone who paid the ransom for sin
ners, and made the souls ol men His pur
chased possession, can comprehend and
solve, the arduous question. Tbey are in
deed "bought with a price ; but are not re
deerr.ea with corruptible things, as silver
and gold, but with the precious blood of
Christ as of a Iamb without blemish and
without upot. We shall only ascertain the
value of a soul when we shall be fully able
to estimate the worth of a Saviour.
The Hefnrn of Reason.
The Mayor and Police Commissioners
on Saturday granted permission to thin
American telegraph company to connect
their broken wires and resume communi
cation with Philadelphia and the North.
We hail this movement as an evidence ot
wiser conncels than have governed our city
during the past ten days, and hope that it
is but the commencement of the undoing of
much that .has been done, and the rescind"
ing of a policy that has brought our com
munity to the verge of bankruptcy and dis
grace. The destruction of bridges and the
open war committed against the General
Government lave not met the sanction or
approval of any considerable portion of
those most deeply interested in the future
of Baltimore. The real sentiment of the
community has been overwhelmed by the
array of an armeJ power coming upon us
with such appalling suddenness as to es
tablish a reign of" terror worthy rather or
Austria than of a free and Christian people.
The resumption of telegraphic operations
is yet under a restraint that we hope will
be promptly removed. Any attempt to ex
ercise a survedlance over dispatches we
apprehend to be an act of open hostility
and war, and in the name of the people of
Baltimore, we most earnestly protest against
the assumption of such a power. It is ia
effect voting the State out of the Union
without going through any of the ordinary
formalities that have preceded 6uch an act
in the Golf Sutes. We profess to be a law
abiding community, and utterly deny and
repudiate the assumption of illegal powers
by those whose duty it is to enforce and see
that the laws are properly executed. Bait.
Feeding IIoVscs i tmi2ea XisUket
The Southern Homestead says that, "The
practice of regulating the food of horses by
the amoant of work they are .quired to
perform, is a good one if prop iiy followed.
For example, a horse when lying compara
tively idle, as in winter, should have less
solid food than amid the hard work of spring
and summer. Again, if a horse is about lo
perform a work of extra labor, it is well to
fortify bim with a little extra feeding before
hand. But the mistake we refer to is the
practice of over feeding bim an hour or so
before putting him to work. If an extn
service is required of a horse on any partic
ular day extra feed is to bfe given him, let
him have it the evening beforehand, rather
than in the morning, an hour or two before
being put to work. Why so? Because if
he is put to work so soon after eating, hit
food does not become digested, and he is
obliged to ' carry about with him a largo
mass of undigested fodder, which ia rather
a burden than a help to him. If he is well
fed the evening before, the food is similated
changed to Aeh and blood and eendi
health and vigor through all the system.
As a general rule, a working hor.-e should
be fed regularly, both as to the time and
A Noblk Rcplt. A gentleman from ona
of the "Border States" has -a eon on board
the Steamer Harriet Lane, now off Charles
ton. He is a young man ot fine talents and
the highest cultivation. A few days since
he wrote to his father, inquiring what
course he should pursue in case his own
Stale seceded, to which his noble hearted
father replied : "My son, 6tand by the
glorious stars and strips as long as there is
breath in your body." That father is not
of the "Republican party," but a true patri
ot, who would not see this magnificent
fabric dissolved but would stand by the
Union at all hazards. He would have that
flag which has been sustained by strong
hands and stout hearts, which, amid the
din of battle, has waved proudly in ihe
breeze, protected by our brave sons, ard
these wodKI sooner shed their heart's blood,
than see it lowered into the hands of an
enemy. U has been wet wilh the tears of
the widow and the fatherless and the wind
ing sheet of the soldier on the field of baltlei
"The standard of a gallant band,
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