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f From The Okio Crisis."
Do Cay ob Ce Jubilee am Come !
J. S. Rock, colored, of the Supreme
Court of Massachusetts, was yesterday, on
motion of Senator Sumner, admitted an at
torney and counsellor iu the Supreme Court
of the United States .Washington Constita
tlonal UniontmFtb. ilk.
Chase on de bench, nigger at the bar.
Go away, white man, what you doin' dar?
Co away, white man, de nigger's ,zot his day,
He:s gwine to talk plain, an' here what he
1 '."say.- . ' -
Long he tried for his rights an' he's gwioe
to hab 'em, too,
He'a'gwine to hab em all just like you.
Chase on de bench, Digger at de bar,
Go away, white man, what you do.in' dar?
De nigger's not a fool he knows what's
De rights ob hi race, all and ebery one,
Are de right dat's supreme in dis here na
tion now, .
An' de white mao mns' own 'era w'.d bis
mosiobesanl bow !
Chase on de bench, nigger at fe bar,
- Go away, white man, what yon doiu'dar?
De rule ob de whites most com to a close.
For de ni"xer am supreme as ebervbodv
Hit blood am de best,snd bis head's de most
I, .. . :
An' de whitman de mark must be toeing ll" a,,ainJ- Neither anticipated that
- . , the cause of the conflict might cease, even
Chase on de bench, bigger at de bar , . , a ., .. . ,,
Goaway. white man, wa. you doio' dar? efore, ,he cufl,ct ,Uelf 6hou,d ase.-
! Each looked for an easier triumph and a
De nigger knows bia place knowa what ! result less fundamental and astounding.
A new law he'll make, a new rule be faying,
De law da, hell make my gib some white
But who'll 'jec: to dat uf it's for de nigger's
gain ! -Chafe
on de bench, nigger at d bar,
Go away, white man, you's got uo busi
ness dar !
De law dat he'll make, and de reason's
. plain enough.
Is to make for de President some able brud
' der coff,
Ad' when de brodders fixed in de big cheer
De white trash will own de nigger's mighty
Chase on de bench, nigger all around,
Hoi' your moul. white man, di am nig
ger ground I
air. Lincoln Bclnaagnraled.
Washington, March 4, 1865.
The inauguration ceremonies are over
President Lincoln has for tbe second time
formally entered upon tbe great responsi
bilities ot "bia office The following is an
account of the ceremonies.
t The morning was dark and gloomy. It
rained in torrents. Tbe street were a'
sluice of mud. The procession formed on
Sixteenth street, near Pennsylvania avenue,
hortly before II o'clock, and notwithstand
ing the rain Morm.the streets were thronged
by the people. At about .11 o'clock the
procession commenced moving toward tbe
Capitol from the corner of Sixteenth street
ad Pennsylvania avenoe. The military
scort consisted of several bands of mraic, j
4wo' regiments of the Invalid Corps, aj
squadron of cavalry, a battery of artillery, i
-na iotr companies ot colored troops.
The ceremonies of tbe inaugaraiion were
omewbat delayed by tbe storm of the
,-. , '. ... .
merning, and the detention of Mr. Lincoln
. ' t a
in tne executive inambef signing bills, i
They took- place in the Senate Chamber. j
A faw rainotes before twelve o'clock the :
facial procession began to file into the :
chamber." First came the members of the
eapreme toon, wno were seated on the.;
'rigbi cf the .Vice President' chair. - Sooa r
aller Mr. Lincoln entered, escorted by Vice
"Tzeuiitf Hamlin, and followed by the
, members of the Cabinet, the chiefs of the
-diplomatic corps, officer of the army and
navy who have received the thanks of Con
gress, Governors, etc., in the order named
4n 'th programme of proceedings, all ef
' whom were appropriately seated.
In a few minutes Vice President Hamlin
briefly and feelingly bid farewell to tbe
Senate a it presiding officer. He was
-followed by Mr. Johnson, Vice President
'elect, ia a speech remarkable onlf for it
incoherence, which brought a blush to the
-cheek of every Ssoator and official of the
Governraeat wno was present. Tbe oath
'f oSce as Vice President wa then ad-
niiiistared to Mr. Johnson, and the Senators
,'eet ta the Thirty-ninth Congreis were
ewora ini after which the official prooes
ron was formed and proceeded to the plat
forra ia front of the 'portico of the eastern
'front ef the Capitol, where the ceremouy of
4he inauguration of the President eluct was
The appearance ef Mr. Lin col a, on the
.plitf-rra was the sijaal for a trerxiendoa
oa:bam cf cheers. , When the tunault snb-
eidsd, the Preside ct stepped forws.rd and
ftelirersi bia inacgura! address. , -
y ' The PrtsiJant ssii s '
r::u ,7 Cctktetjjs : At . this seccai
; tial office, there is less occasion Tor an ex-
f tended address than there wai at the first.
f Then a statement norr.e what in detail of a
t ...... . . . .
course to oe pursued seemea very nuing
j and ProPer; Now' a ,ho "P" f
J8ar. dur,nS wh,cl PubI,c declarations
I have been constantly called forth on every
j pojDt and pDa8e of lhe great contest which
! still absorbs the attention and engrosses the
energies of the nation , little that is new
could be presented.
The progress of our arrasupon which
all else chiefly depends is as veil known
to the public as to myself ; and it is, 1 trust,
treasonably satisfactory and encouraging to
ajl. With high hopes for the future, no
prediction in regard to it is ventured.
On the occasion corresponding te this
four years ago all thoughts were anxiously
directed to an impending civil war. All
dreaded it ; all sought to avoid it. While
j the inaugural address was being delivered
from this place, devoted altogether to sav
ing the Union witbonl war, insurgent agents
were in the city seeking to destroy it with
out war seeking to dissolve tbe Union and
divide the effects by negotiation.
Both parties deprecated war ; but one ot
them would make war rather than let the
nation survive, and the other would accept
war rather than let it perish, and the war
One-eighth of the whole population were
colored slaves, not distributed generally
ofer tne Union, but localized in the South.
em part of it. These slaves constituted a
peculiar and powerful interest. .All knew
that this interest was somehow ibe cause ol
the war. To strengthen, perpetuate and
ex'end this interest was tbe object for which
the insurgents would rend the Union by
war, while the government claimed no right
to do more than to restrict the territorial eu-
! largement of it.
Neither party expected for the war the
magnitude or the duration which it has al-
Both read the same Bible and pray to the
same God, and each invokes His aid against
tbe other. It may seem strange that any
men should dare to ask a just God's assist
t ance in wringing their bread from the
seat of other men's faces ; but let us
judge not, that we be not jud-ed. The
prayers of bo;h should net be answered.
That of neither has been answered fully.
i The Almighty has His own purposes. Woe
unto to the world because of offenses, for it
must needs be that ofleases come ; but woe
to that man by whom the offense comeih,
If we shall suppose that American slavery
one ot these offenses which, in the
Drovidence ol God, must needs come, but
which, having continued through Hi ap
pointed time, He now wills to remove, and
that He gives to both North and Sooth this
terrible war as the woe due to thone by
wbnm the offense came shall we discern
there is any departure from those Divine
attributes which the believers in a living
God always ascribe to Him ? Fondly do
we hope, fervently do we pray, that, this
mighty scourge of war may speedily pass
awaj. Yet, if God wills that it continue
until all the wealth piled by the bondman's
two hundred and fifty years of unrequited
toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of
blood drawn with the (ash 6hall be raid by
another drawn with the sword, as was said
three thousand years ago, so still it must be
said that the judgments of the Lord are true
and righteous altogether.
s With malice toward none, with charity
for all, with firmness in the right, as God
give us to see the right, let us strive on to
finish the work we are in, to bind op the
nation's wound, to care for him who shall
K, . , ,,! . f . . - ,
I oave borne the battle and for bis widow
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i and orphans ; to do all which may achieve
. K - .
.and cherish a lasting peace among our-
anrt ;,K m ,;.,
' selves and wttn all nations.
THE 6CBSEQUENT PROCEEDING.
At the conclusion of the proceedings on
tbe platform, tbe procession was reformed,
and the newly inaugurated President, with
: Vi'im ntlAnianta oraa apnrlpri In tha Whilt
h Is estimated that from thirty to forty
thousand persons were present notwith
standing the depth of mud in which the
main portion of the crowd were obliged to
Tbe President's reception this evening
was a tremendous jam. All the nobodies
ot the country were there. It took two
boars to ride from the gate to the White
House door, and as much longer to get to
the East Room. All the arrangements
were abominable. The President shook
hands with everybody and said, "How do
yoo do 1 Fred. Douglass, another negro and
two negro women were in the East Room
and marched about with the rest of the
Greasing Dishes, griddles, &.c, for cook
ing is done most easily with a swab made
by winding a strip of clean cotton cloth on
tbe end of a stick, and fasteuing it with
Dried Apples may easily be removed from
strings by cutting the knots at the ends,
and soaking the fruit in water a short time.
Such fruit should always be washed clean
To Cleis Bottles. Partly: fill tbe bottle
with soap suds, drop In one or two dozen
tacks, or some small tails, and shake
! - "n t K-T: ' bi ,lt,
j A RECORD.
' Fourteen years ago ! I was bnt a child
then. As I take up this package ot letters,
and scan the consents; the warm expres
sions of friendship, the artlessness, the bold
confession : it all comes back to me, like a
faJed Pure restored by the hand of a con-
ning artit, and all the familiar associations;
the pleasant companionship, the freedom
from rare, which were mine when these
lettiers were written !
He was my first love. Two years my
senior ; and I thought him the most perfect
specimen of boyhood I had ever seen. I
was very proud wKen he first noticed me ;
and his manners were always so gentleman
ly. I was never asbarned of being met by
any of my triends when 1 was in his compa
ny. He attended school some distance
from home ; arid during the week 1 was
sure to receive a letter ; and on Saturdays a
beautilul bouquet, which he brought me
himself. The letters I have kopt. Mauy a
time I have threatened to deotroy them; and
yet they are such pleasant reminders of the
"days of my youth." that 1 have retrained
from the deed.
I had but one brother ; and he, being
brought up among the girls, was shy and
awkward ; and younger, according to his
years, than was my friend, who had been
much from home ar.d in society.
Of course Robert was my model, and
brother John'- ."gaucheries" excessively
annoying, when compared with the former's
ease and abandon. I was cooilanlly fret
tin at him; lor I loved my brother so well, I
was anxious be should be . as near pertec
tion a. it was p"o-ible for human nature to
But I fretted to no purpose. John was
boyish and rough; and bojish and rough I
was afraid he would ever be. 1 couIJ not
then discern tbe diamond under its rough
Time wore on, and Robert left school,
and having no tact lor a profession, entered
a store. How grand I felt ! I bave no
doubt I was the architect of buildiags
enough had they been of lets airy fabrics
to have furnished a village.
At thifr lime my elder sisters were receiv
ing company, and the idea of having Robert
call on me in the evenings, when others
were in the room, was almost too much, for
my shy, sensitive nature.
I well remember the first call be made.
I could not say one word ; my conversa
tional powers seemed suddenly , to have
left me. Father enierained him ; but when
Robert and I stood in lhj door together, my
tongce was looier:ed. It was awkward,
however, at the best ; and, because I had
a nervous drnad of making myself ridicu
lous, I determined, as it were, to put au
end to the beginning.
When next we mat I was cool and dis
tant. I suppose he was surprised at first,
then fldncied he had offended me, and in a
few days be brought me a letter. I met
him at (he door. What" poae-ed me I do
uo! know, but I did not ask him in, and he
left me, looking sad enough.
I read the letter ; it was most conciliator
ry ; he begged pardon if he had wounded
my feelings in any way, hoped for a recon
ciliation, aud closed with, "yours till death,
1 hope," as tbougii he bad a doubt if we
were ever to be as we had been.
I was too proud to tell him the truth ; and
then commenced the struggle. I never
thought to give him up entirely. I meant
we should be friends ; but in trying to sup
press love a Iktle, I killed it outright ; .and
so ended the romance of my youth.
Fourteen years ago! We are neither of
us married ; we have met and passed as
And my brother ? I wish yon cool d see
the two, and contrast (hem now. I had
heard ol Robert as being very dissipated,
and yet in all these years I -had never met
him when he was other than a gentleman.
But a few Sabbaths ago, as I sal by the
window, I saw two men advancing, and
one was endeavoring to support the steps
of lhe other ; and that other was Robert, in
a state ef beastly intoxication.
How sad it made me feel; and yet I could
not take my gaze from him as long as he
remained in sight. 1 turned to my noble
brother, the light of our home ; all I could
wish, more than I anticipated oh, I' could
have hugged him to my heart.
Was there anything for me to regret?.
A Beautiful' Reflection. Bolwer elo
quently ays : "I cannot believe that earth
is. man's abiding place. Itcanr.ot be tbatour
life is cast op by the ocean of eternity to
float a moment upon its waves, and then
sink into nothingness ! Else why is it thai
the glorious aspiratious which leap like
angels from the temple ot our hearts, are
forever marching about unsatisfied ? Why
is it that the stars who hotd their festivals
around tbe midnight throne, are set above
the grasp of oor limited faccllies, forever
mocking us with their unapproachable
glory ! And finally, why is it that the bright
forms of human beauty are presented to
our view, and then taken from us, leaving
the thousand streams of our affections flow
back in Alpine torrents spon our beans?
We are born for a higher destiny than that
of earth ; there is a realm where the rain
bow never fades where tbe stars will be
"spread before cs like islands thai blumber on
the ocean and where the beings that pass
before as like shadows will stay in our pres
Forty barrels of tar and seven or eight
barrels of turpentine are now manufactured
weekly in Freedom,' N. H., from old jrine
Tbe Ids and Oats of Patrimony.
Young gentlemen who indulge in connu
bialism often see a great deal in a very lit
tle time. In this particular school lhe very
dullest people rapidly take on new ideas.
A case in illustration was heard on Satarday
before Alderman Welding;. A young gen
tleman we will call him Mr. Wilkins had
recently reaped the harvest of a protracted
courtship in the shape of a marriage certifi
cate and a good . looking damsel in cherry
colored lips and six-and three quarter kids.
Shortly after the wedding day a collector
called upon Mr. Wilkins with a "little bill"
of fifteen dollars for sundry back-combs,
handkerchiefs and other elcAeas purchased
by the bride in order to render herself as
stunning as possible on the evening she ad
jured '.he name of Jones in favor of the pa
tronymic of Mr. Wilkins.
As the collector appeared a model of pa
tience, Mr. Wilkins received bill, looked at
bill, and allowed he "knew nothing about
it." He called Mrs. Wilkins. "Angelina,
my love, what is this ? Here's a bill for
Miss Angelina Jones."
"Why, ducky, that's me."
"Yes, my dear. I quite forgot to gl
money from ma to pay it with."
"Well, as ma has gone to Chicago, and
as I have no'hing to do with it, the man
Mr. Wilkins so informed the collector,
and immediately closed the front door,
leaving collector -to stand upon the side
walk. As we get this from the collector
himself, it must be as be says.
Collector, however, knew a little about
the law. It is said that necessity knows no
law. This is all bumbug. ' Collectors re
ceive a percentage for collecting bills.. He
felt a necessity fpr his money, and results
proved that he knew a gooJ deal of law.
He immediately entered suit against Mr.
Wilkins for his wife's debt. Tbe hearing
came off as we bave said, on Saturday
morning, before Alderman Welding. Mr.
and Mrs. Wilkins appeared in person.
Collector proved the deb", Mrs. Wilkins
was too lady-like to deny it. Mr. Wiikins,
of course, followed copy, but claimed that
because he married a set of rippling curls
and a pointed bodice it was no reason why
he should pay for getting them op.
Alderman Welding, :o le surprise ot
Mr W ilkins, produced a volume of Pur
don's digest, and prove to the contrary. He
pointed out old decisions, established pre
cedents, that a citizen in marrying a lady
a!o marries her debts. Much as he would
like to rule to the contrary, Alderman Wel
ding said it was impossible, and judgment
mus: be entered against Mr. Wilkins for the
debt and the costs of the enii.
Mr. Wiliciiis was too well bred to express
surprise, but he looked like a 6chonl boy
after a leson in EticliJ. Tne proposition
was demonstrated, and mupt be correct, but
to comprehend the reasoning was another
matter. ,lle accordingly pact the bill and
the costs, amounting lo a trifle over twerity
dollars, and left the office with the air of a
man who has acquired sudden knowledge.
Another case illustrative of the same idea
whs heard by Recorder Eneu on lh same
day. A diminutive German we will call
him Mr. Kraut, entered complaint that his
wife had beaten him in a manner literacy
merciless. He unswathed his bead from the
bandages sorronrdmg it, exhibiting the
marks of a broom handle administered with
no feeble unction. Mrs. Kraut wa arrest
ed. She stood full six teet high, wiih
breadth of shoulder and length of arm in
doe proportion. Tbe husband rei;eramd
bis affidavit. The woman made no defence,
and the magistrate fined her for intoxica
tion. As she didn't pay the fine, the officer
motioned her to follow him to priion. She
obeyed the order.
"What you goin' to do ?'' aked Kraut.
'Take that woman lo prison."
'Take her to prison ?'
"Who dake care of der baby."
Don't know; suppose yon must take care
of it yourself "
"But I can't. I goes now to mine vork."
"Well, if somebody don't pay her fine
she most be locked op."
"Und must I get knocked into der cellar
by mine vife, nnd my bead broke,' und den
turn aroundt und pay for it ?"
Mr. Kraut said something that sounded
like profanity- He dropped five dollars and
ten tears, the former on the desk of the re
corder, tbe latter upon the floor, and de
parted with his wife, plunged in profound
wonder at the curiosities of the law.
As we said before, people indulging in
matrimony often learn a great deal by a very
short course of study . North American.
An Affecting Incident A story is told
of tbe colonels of two regiments engaged
at Mission Ridge. They had been class
mates and rhums at Watervilie College,
Maine, but when the war broke out one
.went with the South and the other remain
ed true to the Union. They were both mor
tally wounded in this battle and after the
fight was over a mutual friend found them
lying side by side on the battle field with
their right hands clasped, and both dead.
They had evidently recognized each other
after being wounded, and the old ties of
friendship had asserted their supremacy,
and together their spirits had pased into
tbe eternal world. Side by side, in tbe
same grave, they sleep their last sleep.
I; BT MRS. S. H. FDRAiASt.
It is midnight, drear and starless, .
Winds are bleak and chill,
.And Pve lost the little pathway
Leading to the hill,
Where Hope's golden flowers at sunset
Gleam 'd so beautiful.
1 bad watched their radiant petals
Till ihey seemed so near ;
I had thought to pluck tbe treasures
Ere ibe shadows drear,
Had obscured the glorious visioa,
' 'With its light and cheer.
But, alas 1 the way grew longer,
Though I sped so fast ;
Suddenly the storm-cloud rising,
All the sky o'ercast,
And among the tangled brambles
O'er me sweeps the blast.
Thus I'm in this lonely valley,
Chil'd and sore disrnay'd ;
Not one friendly star is gleaming
Through tbe dreadful -bade,
And the wailings of the tempest
Make my heart afraid.
Watching, s;i!l, but vpw irJ look ing
For the dawn of day ;
With my feet thorn-pierced and bleeding
In the gloom asiray,
And the fragile flowers that lured Tne
Swept away !
- "kV'nATad d absurd eccet.tricty of for
tone it is," exclaimed a we II 'dressed and
good looking young gentleman by the
box-stove ot a,dirty bar room in Petroleum
Ceuter, one bitter winter evening, "that a
clod of lhe earth, a vulgar blackguard, like
that fellow who has just gone out, aud that
fellow mating yonder, should be allowed
such a moiihtrous preponderance of green
backs over you and I, who are at least gen
tlemen, and know wht money is. I sup
pose, now, that each of these fellows is
worth over three hundred thousand dollars
:The devil I"
"It is so. nevertheless. One has made ii
through the chance of his having owned
some land, with the cunning sense to hang
on lo it until it sold for a fortune. The oth
er has made it God knowa how ! What
God permitted them lo make it for I don't
"You see," purced the young gentle
man, lashing himte!f gradually into a white
heat of indignation, " the-e miserable
wretches havn:t ibe slightest idea of what
their mone ia fur. What do they know
aboo spending money ? They hang around
br-roorn. uriiA wbUkv, and treat. Some
of them are too Mir.gy to do that. Perhaps
they have bought their slovenly wives a
new calico dress, or their dirty-laced brats
a pair of shoes ; trie brats bad a hanged
siht rather go bare-foot, I'll warrant. May
be they're invested in a 'Sunday go-to-meeiin'
suit of- broadcloth for themselves ;
or, likely; ona of them that cur yonder
looks like it has been gettit'g himself a
'fast hosi.' Ten to one this is all. Vou go
where Ibey live if you want to gel a sick
stomach. Pigs oughl to have a better sty.
You'll find them some of them farmers
who have owned and made money out ol
this land living, eating, and sleeping in
the carne log fchaoiie and board cabins
where they bave lived since Ihey were
born. Their muddy boots sme'l bad beside
the stove. Their greay coats aud trows
ers are hong up against tbe foul walls ol
the only apartment kitchen, dining room,
parlor, bed room, wood shed ever) thing.
A faded colico curtain is drawn, aside,
ready to fall at ncht, let us hope in Heav
en's name, io hid lhe cakednecs that the
ragged quilts upon the bed beyond would
be certain io reveal. Their very daughters
their 'gals ' untaught in the alphabet and
told of nothing ouistde the nous-e aud barn
beod their skinny figures over a big
cook stove and serve up 'vitdes' to the
workmen about .these wells. If money is
given to men for good, what have such
creatures got bold of it for? Do they make
themselves better for it, happier for it, fitter
to associate with and learn common decen
cy from tbeir betters ? Do they serve (heir
kind or their country in any way with it ?
For, remember, it is not they who have as
sisted in the development of the country.
The soil between these hills might bave
been as barren as a spinster of seventy
years, to,day, for all Ihey would have known
or cared. It's an absurdity."
Long Dresses i! We do not see one lady
in ten walking the streets," says a ventur
ftome cotemporary, "wiihout a constant
fidetting wiih the long skirts of her dress.
Some pin them up at regular spaces, giving
them a very rumpled appearance ; others
wear 'pages,' or an elastic cord just below
the waist, pulling up the dress just as our
grandmothers used to do when thty went,
to scrub the kitchen ; others frantically
seize (he side breadth holding them in fiont,
havicg the appearance of a desperate de
teimination of sitting down the first oppor
tunity. Some walk on, letting their dress
bang, are suddenly brought upon the front
breadth stumble, flounder, pull op and try
it again. Now all ibis could be avoided.
Modesty and respect for the opinions of
mankind demand a reformation in this mat
ter. If ladies would only put a -quarter of a
yard less in the length of tbe dresses, they
wools save tne amount tne cooes cost, and
Treatise en the new Constitution.
The arbitrary violence of tbe times tas
seldom been better hit off than in the an
nexed dark illustration :
A MILITARY NECESSITY.
'Why, Pompey, is dat you dressed op
in sojer clothes so smart ?"
"Yes, Pete, 1'se enlisted.'
"Well, den, Pomp, 1 wants to ax yoo
jest one ting befo you go. Wal's dis I hear
about military necessity ? Wat's it mean ?"
"I'll splain it to yon right off. Gi'me
your knife fust."
"Dar it am."
"Berry, well. Now, am you a loyal
man, Pete ?"
"1 specs I is."
"Lucky 'for yoo. Now, law am one
ting and military necessity am anoder. I's
a sojer. War times now wid me. 1 got
your knife because it am a military neces
sity, I want it. The law can't touch me
for takin' it. You touch roe and you am
opposed to military necessity, aud you go
to For; La Faugbyet."
"Why, dat's my knife !" - '
"No. It am confiscated by ' military ne
cessity. In time of war de Army and de
Government takes all dey want property,
slabes, and all tings bekase dey want it
to help kerry on de war. In peace der am
no such military necessity, and they
couldn't do it, but now, if dey am opposed,
dose who opposes am Rebels, bekase dey
oppose de interest of lhe whole kentry. I
am in dat interest, being, a 6ojer. I keep
your knife fur military necessity ; you ob
jeck and you're a Secessionist at once.
So be keerful. Wut say ?"
"I say, lake de knife and be dam ! I
don'i want to go to Fort Laughyet !"
"Den you sufficieutly understand bout
military necessity ?"
"I does now, dat's a fack.'' 1
"Well dar! I ollurs tougbt yon was loy
al ; ho good bye, Pete ; de Gineral wants
to see me."
"Good bye, Pomp; but when de war is
ober bring back my knife."
Effect of Laziness A lazy boy makes
a lazy man just as sure as a crooked sap
pling makes a crooked tree. Think of that,
my little lads. Who ever saw a boy grow
op in idleness that did r.ot make a lazy,
shiftless vagaboud when he was old enough
to b a man, though be was not a man in
character, unless he had a forture left him
to keep up appearances ? The great mass
of thieves, paupers, and crim nals have
come to what they are by being brought up
to do nothing useful. All those who are
good men now, and useful to the comma
nity, were industrious when they were
boys. If you do not like to work now, a
love fur industry can boon be acquired by
habit. So, my little reader, I want you to
look around at once for-something to do, in
doing which you can benefit somebody
Shun idleness us you would the evil one.
The Supreme Court of Michigan, an Ab
olition concern, has decided that the sol
diers voting law is unconstitutional. We
wonder if the loyal abolition press will de
nounce them as Copperheads ? Hardly.
The Vermont courts, also "loval," have de
cided the nine way. We respectfully in
vite an opinion from the denouncers of
Judge Woodward, on this subject.
A bounty jumper deserter from Gallop's
Island, Boston Haibor, la-t week by un
loosening his irons. A girl who visited
him had a key made which fitted the pad
lock of tbe irons. When she kissed him at
parting tbe managed to transfer the key
from her mouth into his without being de
tected. Signs that Failfu. We all remember
tbe story of the inn-keep'r who became
proud as be prospered, aud taking down
his sign of the Ass, put op a portrait of
George IV. in its place. His neighbor im
mediately raised the cast off effijy, and
"in ibis siijn he conquered " The first
landlord, alarmed at the increasing popu
larly ol his rival, and understanding the
cause, wrote underneath the grim visage of
his Majesty : "This is the real Ass." But
a more ludicrons incident of the kind is
just now told of the good Bishop Landaff.
He took up his abode near tbe bead of Lake
Veuoermere, where the principal inn had
been known as the Cock; but the landlord
by way of compliment to his distinguished
neighbor, substituted the Bishop as the
sign. An inn keeper close by, who had
frequently envied mine host of the Cock
for hia good fortune iu securing a consid
erable preponderance of visitors, took ad
vantage of the change, and attracted many
travelers to his house by putting up the sign
of the Cock. Tbe landlord with the new
sign was much discomStted at seeing many
of bis old customers deposited at his rival's
establishment ; 6o by way of remedy, be
put op ia large red letters under the por
trait of the Bishop: "This is the old Cock."
The new Confederate conscription act ex
empts "one editor, for each newspaper
which was published at the time of the pas
sage of the act, and such practical printers
and pressmen as said editor may certify ou
oath to be indispensable to the publication
of such newspaper." Davis is more clever
to the fraternity than 'Fatber Abraham."
Jeffkrson says that some men imagine
that came into the world booted and spurred
by the grace of Cod, and we may add, that,
if they don't behave themselves they de-
Tbe Scccfusfnl Mechanic.
Many years ago a yeung man, a heuse
painter by trade, went to Savannah to start
in business for himself. He took a. shop,
hung out his sign, and Iooksd for customers;
but none came. There appeared to be
painters enough in the place already and
his prospects looked dark. Wbal should
he do ? Give it op, return to the North,
and work as a journeyman again ? He was
not that kind of a man. If customers wol'd.
not come lo him he would go to them.
Early one morning, with overhalls on, and
paint pot and brushes in hand allready for
work, he star ed out, uud walked briskly
through the principal streets, as though in
baste to commence a days wora which,
indeed he was. Presently a gentleman
slopped him with .
"I see yon are a painter."
"Do you do business on your own ac
"When can you do some work for me?"
Most men would have answered right
away, but our friend was more shrewd
"Probably in a week or so."
"But I want' it done immediately."
"I would like to accommodate you, and
will try to ; I will send a mao by day after
to-morrow, or I will come myself.'-'
,Of course he went himself, and fonnd a
long and profitable job on the gentleman'
plantation, which he completed so well
that others noticed it, and were glad to em
ploy him; and in a short time be was at the
head of lhe largest business of the kind in
Savaunab. Ha has since changed bis busi
ness and were we permitted to naxe him,
he would at once be recognized as the Prin
cipal of one of the most imponant manu
facturing establishments in this country.
Remember boys that he owed his success
lo perseverence, shrewdness (not cunning,
but careful thought,) and faithfulness.
If von miss a train yoo don't bave to
wait for it and that's a comfort.
A man can't be old but once, and that's
Human existance hinges upon trifles
what is beauty without soap ?
A person etould be just before he 1
Men slip on water when it is frozen and
on whisky when it isn't.
Why is necessity like a great many law
yer t Because it knows no law.
Some ladies use paint as fiddlers do ros
into aid them in drawing a bean.
The gentlemen of lhe law. are generally
accounted grave people, yet smiles are a
common thing at the bar.
We love onrselve notwithstanding oor
faults and we ought io love our friends in
Ladies, yoo should, bave an affection for
whales ; you are chiefly boned ol their bone.
If you haven't a dollar in yonr pocket
no cue can rob you of it aad that's a con
solation. If a lover finds a pleasant note from his
sweetheart stuck into his keyhole, it Js a
key-hole to his heart.
It is often a pretty good matrimonial
firm that consists of three quarters wile and
one (uarter husband.
If a woman is truly beautiful let not ber.
beauty be made dim by tbe flash of
Model wives formerly took a stitch in
time , nsw, with tbe aid of sewing ma
chines, they take a stitch in no lime.
"Henriktta," said a landlord to his new
girl, "when there's bad news from" Wash
ington, or any bad news, particularly pri
vate htlliciions, always let the boarders
1 know it Before dinner. It may aeem
strange, Henne ta, but such little thine
make a great difference io eating ioth
course of a year.
A Detroit paper mentions the arrest of a
woman itl that city, "with nothing on her
person but a love letter and an ambrotype."
Katber a poetical aad picturesque costume. .
The young lady who lost the little pink
J bow from her jockey-hat, has found a big
crown one under a beaver.
"Mother, can't I go and have my daguer
reotype taken V "No my child, I guess it
isn't worth while."
"Well, yoo might let me have a tooia
pulled, 1 never go anywhere."
"Tom Thcmb" and bis family have at
last gone to Paris. The general becama
disgusted on account of the poblic exhibi
tion in England o a new fat boy a little
chap only ten jears old, and already nearly
five feet high, and weighing about two hun
dred and sixty pounds.
A Man noted for bis calmness and a
scolding wife, was one night stopped in the
woods by a pretended ghost. "1 cant stop,
my friend," said he. "If you are a man,
must request yon to get out of the way, and
let me pass If yoo are the devil, corn's
along and tike supper, for 1 have married
, What was Pharoah's objection lo Mos ?
He found him more plague than prophet.
A man came into a printinj: rj(T:ceio bej
a paper. "Because" said 'mlitsn: