The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, November 22, 1865, Image 1

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The Seashore.
The wide pea si retches beneath "the sky,
. In the golden light of day,
And the wide waves come vt ilh their snowy
. Tbat glitter, and glance. anJ play ;
And on they come, and on they come, .
With the lofty pomp of power,
To scatter their beauty on shiny weeds,
And die on the briny shore. ,
The wild waves glitter and glance and play,
To break on the briny shore,
But each is bearing its tribute on,
To add to earth's bright store.
Some may bring us the little shell,
Aod some the store of gold,
And some the sailor's shipwrecked form,
All ghastly, and stern, arid cold.
And the wild wavesmurmarin sadness round
Or thunder with martial roar,
As each roll tip with its given freight,
. And dies on the briny hore.
There's a wide, wide sea, a changing sea,
The shadowy sea of life,
Where the lofty billows rie and fall,
In net ei-ceasing strife.
And en, and on, and ever on.
Pe-sed by resistless power,
They bear their joy or their curse to earth,
And die on the sandy shore.
And on they come, and on they come,
Till night sweeps o'er the wene,
And the dun ootids float o'er the gloomy sky
And the stars look out between
Till far away in the orient
The son comes forth in power,
A"d the secret burden lie all revealed
Upon the briny shore.
Colorado for White Men.
Young Colorado has fired the first gen
against negro equality. The returns from
there show that the State Constitution has
been adopted by a large majority, except
the clause sanctioning negro suffrage, which
i defeated by a very decintd vole. The white
men in tbat growing State will not consent '
to link their destiny who that of the .negro,
to have the elective franchise polluted, and
legislation degraded by negro i(.flnence.
They are for white met ruling Colorado,
and white men alone. After this example,
can it be possible that Pennsylvania will
endorse tie negro-equaliiy programme pre- :
sented by the Abolition party? This State j
lias crown to her nrenent siainre under ',
white men. This class of merz have made
and a me ode d her Const itation, framed her
laws, dee1oped her internal resources, per
fected her school system ; and is it neces
sary now to call in the aid of negroes to
assist in this kind of intellectual labor ?
M,kn Who CasnoT Mak.s Spicthes. One
of the most singular developements of the
times is ihe appearance in American pub
lic life oi a class of men who cannot make
.speeches. Thus, we have a Lieutenant
General who, when he is fairly cornered bj
the admiring.crowd, will make two or three
polite bows, but will not let a word out . of
bis mouth any more than he would Pam
berton oat of Yicksborg, or Lee oat of Rich
mond. Gen. Sherman, on' similar occasions,
attempts bot the most meagre replies, al
though he is ready and pungent enough
with bis pen. Gen. Thomas returns thanks,
and that is all ; while the gallant Sheridan
imply says: "Excuse me boys, you know
I never make speeches." Boston Journal.
Once in a chnrch, a young man. who car
ried the Collecting' plate, before starting to
collect, pot his band in his -pocket as osual
and put a shilling, as he supposed, on the
plate, and then passed it around among the
congregation; which numbered many young
and pretty girls. The girls as jhej looked
t the 'plate, al seemed astonished and
amused;. .and the yoong man, taking a
glance at the plate, found that, in stead of a
chilling, be bad pot a conversational lozenge
- pn tba plate; with the words "Will yon
rnarrjr-oe?" in red letters, staring every
body in the face... None of the young ladies
however, closed with the. offer. :
Johm Adams-, Mr. Webster viniied Mr.
Adams a short lima before his death, and
found him reclining on a sofa, evidently in
feeble -health; He -remarked to Mr.' Adams:
- "I am glad to see you,sir, and I hope yon
are getting along pretty well.' -
Mr. A. replied in the following figurative
language; ' , .
, "Ah, sir, quite the contrary.- I End I am
a poor tenant, occupying a hooae much
shattered by limeJt sways and trembles
with every wind, and what is worse, sir, the
landlord, as near as I can ad put, don't in
tend to make any re pairs."
A nra in Meadville, - Pa.,.- on the 3d inst.
made thirty fiiuillas homeless, and destroy
ed property izionr.uzg to nearly 3100,000.
For the Star of (he North.
" Education.
Let os first investigate the meaning of the
word Education. Paley says : i"Edocatioo
in the most extensive sense of the word may
comprehend every preparation tbat is made
in our youth for the sequel of our. lives."
Therefore, Education consists in everything
that pertains to gathering information, and
everything thet enlightens and instructs the
intellectual faculties; also teaches man the
duties he owes to God and his' fellow be
ings, as well as the necessity of his taking
sufficient gymnastic exercise, lhat he may
preserve athleticsoundness and "Vigor of
constitution ; because it is a fact of every
day's observation, th&an unhealthy body
cannot contain a healiny and vigorous mini;'
(as a general thing 1 have known a few
exceptions where the body was prostrated
by disease, but the mind still retained its
usual soundness) and those who have not a
strong mind cannot secure strong and heal
thy mental . action ; therefore, Education
consists in developing all the -powers of
Next we will show some of the-advantages
and effects of Education. Go with us
(in imagination) to some of the barbarous
nations, and ask, what makes them, hea
thens and ns civilized; and will not the
answer suggest itself at once to the mind"br
every thinking person, and say, because
we are educated and they are unedocated ?
Why did the ancients view a comet, the
northern lights and like phenomena wiih
so much awe and terror.jis a token of war,
carnage and bloodshed 1 Simply, because
they did not know ihe cause of these phe
nomena, and therefore, looked upon their
appearance as a token from God that some
thing terrible was going to happen them..
But let us examine the advantages of
having an education, that will enable a man
to enter into, and be a successful competi
tor in business;" What sajs Dr. Franklin :
"An Education, withoot any capital, is
worth more to a young man jnst entering
life, than thousand of do liar $ and no educa
tion" ; therefore according to one amongst
the wisest, and may we not sav the wisest
man of his and even our day ? there can be
no belter way for a yoong man to invest
his capital, or earnings, than in giving him
self an Education.
But where there is no Education, there is
no civilization, and where intellectual dark
ness raigns there can be nothing expected,
but that superstition will be the governing
element in all their doings, as they hare
rone cf the advantages of education to
teach them the canses of natural occur
rences. But let os draw the veil of heathen
ish darkness aside, and allow the sun of
science, or even of a good eflglih educa
tion to shine in its stead ; and superstition !
must vanish before its rays, and what was
once looked upon with horror, is now view- j
ed wiih pleasure as the beauties of the At- i
mighty's Universe; and the Creator is'
adorned in the created.
As we are now living in an age when,1
and country where Education is appreciate
ard propagated, I will only say, if we are
living in such an age and country, let us
not be behind the age in which we are liv-
ing ; but cultivate and foster any deire in
the rising generation for knowledge by tell-
ing, showing and placing within their reach i
facilities for gaining knowledge. I
And lastly we will notice, when the de-
sire for ' knowledge first manifests itself in j
I man. wnen cnnuren erst are ante to tod
dle about, we may discover the desire form- j
ed in them lor knowledge. We have, in ;
all probability, noticed a little child clamber,
out of its couch, and turn the clothes up- .
side down, and perhaps, out upon the floor, ;
and did you never think that that child was
in search of knowledge ? And from one
pace to another we find that child as faith
ful at work searching into sequestered j
places, and doing its little missions of mis- I
chief (as the mothers denominate them) !
by displacing things and rumaging closet, j
pantry and bedroom, as when they have '
rown to riper years and become students; j
but in search of knowledge (we believe) as j
much in the former case as in the latter.!
But when they bave grown somewhat older, j
they will bring the object cf their search, ;
and ask its pame, where it is made, and
perhaps many other questions. If this has
been the case with any of us, did we tell
the child, and thereby foster the desire in
that child for knowledge 1 or did we drive
it from our present as a peat ? If the lat
ter, did we not see disappointment depict
ed in that child's eye ? bot if the former,
we probably noticed witb what animation,
earnestness and attention, the child listened
to catch every word, and gain all the in
struction it could. But let as follow them
to a still more mature age, and see them
come running in after the sun has been set
ting, and say : "I have been watching the
son go down, and I would like if yon would
leH me where be goes in the evening and
comes from in the morning"? "How large
is be"? "Is there more sons than one"?
"Where are they"?' I might multiply il
lustrations, bnt we think these sufficient to
show that the desire for knowledge does
not commence in manhood, or boyhood ;
bnt we may almost say, in the earliest pe
riod of infancy.' "' FlLO. .
OrangevUle, Kov. 11, 1S65.
A clergyman once posted the following
notice on the gate of his chnrch:
"Found, two bats in my strawberry bed.
The owners1 can bave them by - proving
property." We don't believe the owners
will call for them.
The 2Iaa who wont pay t!ic Printer,
May he be shod with lightning and be
compelled to wander over guppowder.
May he have sore eyes and a chestnut
bur for an eye stone.
May every day of bis life be more des-
i potic than the Dey of Algiers.
May be never be permited to kiss a
handsome woman.
May he be bored to death with hording
school Misses,practicing the first lessons in
music without the privilege of seeing his
tor mooters.
May 543$ night mares trot qua'rter races
over his stomach every night.
May his boots leak, his gun hang firej
and his fishing Ikies break.
. May his coflee be sweetened with fleas
and his sauce seasoned with spiders. -
May he never strike oil, and be continu
ally blessed "with nothing.
May his friends run off with his wife, and
his childre'n take the whooping cough.
May his cattle die of murrain, and bis
pigs dsstroy his garden.
May a troop of printers devils, lean, lank
and hungry, dog his heels each day, and a
regiment of cats- caterwaul under his win
dow each night.
May the famine stricken ghost of an ed
itor's baby haunt his slumbers, aDd hiss
murder in his dreaming ears.
May bis cows give sour milk, and churn
rancid butter ; in short, may his daughter
marry a one eyed editor, his business go to
ruin, and he to the Legislature.
Thb Root or all Evil. A letter from
Montgomery tells this story:
Last night the hospitable host brought in
to the table at my boarding house a weary,
lean and squalid Confederate soldier, on his
way home from prison to Columbus, Geor
gia. He Lad been sent around outside to
New Orleans, and thence to Mobile. From
Mobile, however, to this place, nnable to
procure transportation, the peor, desolate
creature, feeble as he was, had been oblig
ed to walk, and, clumsy with weakness, on
his way bad fallen through a bridge and
sprained his arm, which be was wearing in
a sling.
"Couldn't yon ride V asked I.
"No ; the Provost Marshal at Mobile said
he had no authority."
"But the railroad companies in Georgia"
"Don't say noihin' agin Georgie ; that's
my State."
'No ; I wa about to say the railroads in
Georgia are carrying returned Confederates
and refugees free, charging the transporta
tion to ihe State ; I should think they might
do the same in Alabama."
"Railroad companies don't keer, for poor
folks. Been fightin' tor 'em, bat they don't
keer. All they think of is to make money
for themselves an' have a good time. The
Bible say 'money and whWkey is the toot
of all evil."'
., "The first part of that," here interposed
the host, ''is correct, but the last part about
the whtekey, I don't think is in the Bible."
- i'Waal i: is," iasisted the Georgia "crack
er." "If you'll jist look in the Bible you '1
find it. Money and whiskey is the root of
all evil, for I've hearn it read."
- Fast Yooko Lad:.. In order to be a fast
young lady, it is necessary to lay aside all
reserve and refinement everything that sa
vors of womanly weakness ; to have no
troublesome scruples, but to be ready to ac
cord an appreciating smile to the broadest
joke. There must be no feeling of depen
dence on the stronger sex ; but by adopt
ing, as far as decency permits, masculine
attire, masculine habits, and masculine
modes of expression, accompanied by a
fluency in using it, these ladies show them
selves to be above all narrow minded prej
udices. There must be no thinking about
other people's feelings; if peoples will be
thin skinned, let them keep ont of their
way at all events. Should "mamma" rise
her voice in a feeble remonstrance, the fast
young lady impresses npon her that "she
i3 no judge of these matters. In her old
school days, everything and every one were
slow ; but it is quite changed now.' In
short, to sum np, to be a fast young lady,
modesty, delicacy, refinement, respect for
superiors, consideration for the aged, must
all be set aside ; boldness, independence,
irreverence, brusqenees, and, we fear, too
often beartlessness must take their place.
Fbom doctor's pills and western chills,
and other ills deliver ns.
From want of gold, and wives th&t scold,
and maidens old, and sharpers bold, deliver
From stingish flies, and greenish eyes,
and baker's pies, a ad babies' cries, a man
that lies, and clondy skies, and love that
dies, fickle ties, and gaudy dyes deliver os.
From bearded females, and strong minded
women, (tbat don't jingle) female lecturers,
aud all other masculine she males, deliver
From creaking doors, a wife that snores,
confounded bores, deliver os.
From, modest girls, with waving carls and
teeth of pearls oh! never mind.
A yoong lady, on acoun't of her weight,
objected to a negro carrying ber across a
mud hole. "Lore, misse," said Sambo,
imploringly, "I'se carried whole barrels of
sugar." .
A married gentleman present at a rapping
circle, being in formes tbat the power depen
ded wholly on the will, begged that his wife
might try it, a&e had never seen anything
resiit her will.
Swearing ilocc.
A gentleman onceheard a laboring man
swearing dreadfully in the presence of com
panions. He told him it was a cowardly
thing to swear in company with others,
when he daie not do it by himself. The
man said he was not afraid to swear at any
time or in any place.
"I'll give you ten dollars," said the gen
tleman, if yon will go to the village grave
yard at twelve o'clock to night, and swear
the oaths you have uttered here, when you
are alone with God."
"Agreed," said the man, "it's an easy
way of earning ten dollar?."
"Well you come to me to-morrow, and
say that you have done it, and the money
is yours."
The time passed on. Midnight came.
The man went to trre graveyard. It was a
night of pitchy darkness. An he entered the
graveyard, not a sound was heard. All was
still as death. Then the gentleman's worde,
"alone with God," came over him with
wonderful power. The thought cf the
wickedness of what he had been doing, and
what be had come to do, darted across bin
mind like a flash of lightning. Ha trembled
at Lis folly. Afraid to take another step, he
fell upou his knees, and instead of the
dreadful oath he had came to utter, the
earnest cry went upj"God be merciful to
me a sinner."
The next day be went to the gentleman
and thanked him lor what he had done, and
said he had resolved' not lo swear another
oath as long a he lived.
1 Great Curiosity.
The Jacksonville (Oregon) Sentinel, gives
the following particulars of the discovery of
a great sunken Lake :
"Several of our citizens returned last
week from a visit to the Great Sunken Lake,
situated in the Cascade Mountains, about
seventy-five mile6 northeast of Jackson
ville. This lake rivals the famous valley,
of Sinbad the sailor. It is thought to aver
age two thousand feet down lo the water all
around. The walls are almost perpendic
ular, running down into the water and leav
ing no beach. The depth of the -wator is
unknown, and the surface is smooth and
unrufled, as it lies far below tha mountain
that the air currents do not affact it. Its
length is estimated at twe'vo mi!e, and its
width at len miles. There is an island in
its centre, having Trees epen it. No living
man ever has, and never will bo able Jo
reach the water's edge. It lies silent, Mill
and mysterious, in the bosom of the "ever
lasting hills," like a huge well scooped oui
by the hands of the giant genii of the
mountains, in the unknown ages gone by,
and around it the primeval forest watch and
ward are keeping.
"The viiiiiijr rartr fired a rifle eeveral
times into the waer, at an angle of forty- j
five degrees, and were"4!e to note several ,
seconds of time from the rsport of Ihe gun j
until the ball struck the water. Such seems
incredible, bnt it is vouched for by some of j
ocr most reliable citizens. The lake is cer- ,
tainly a most remarkable curiosity of na
Thk Newspaper. Without my ctwspa
per, life would narrow itself to the smallest
of my personal experience, and humanity
be compressed into the ten or fiflteen peo
ple 1 mix with. Now I refuse to accept j
this. I bave not a sixpence in conso!s,but '
I want to know how they stand. I was J
never nor in all likelihood shall be in :
Japan; but I have an intense curiosity to j
know what our troops did at Yokohoma. I j
deplore the people who suffered by that j
railroad smash; and I sympathize with the j
newly married couple so beautifully depict- j
ed in the Illustrated, and one old gent in the :
hall-door waving them a lat adieu. I like
the letters of our conespondenls, with their
little grievances about onpunctual trains, or
some unwarrantable omissions in the Iithur
gy. I even like the people who chronicle
the rainfall, and record little facts about the
mildness of the season. As for advertise
ments I regard them as the glas and mirror
of the age. Show me but one page of the
"wants" of the country, and I engage to
give a sketch of the current civilization of
the period. What gUmpes of rare interi
ors do we gain by these brief paragraphs!
How full of suggestion and story are ihey 1
A farmer went with his son into the
wheat field to see if it was ready to harvest.
"See, father," exc lairaed the boy "how
straight these stems hold up therr heaJs,
Tbey must be the best ones, Those that
hang their beads down, I am sure are not
good for much."
The father plucked a stalk of each kind,
and said, "See here, foolish child ! This
stalk that stood so straight and high is light
beaded and almost good for nothing, whi)6
ibis bung its bead so modestly Ms full of
the most beautifuf grain. If a man holds
his head very high, yon may be pretty sure
that it is empty."
A Preacher whose text had led him'to
speak of thejprophet Jonah, among other
things, said : "I am of the opinion Jonah
was an old man, neither smoking nor chew
ing, from the fact that the fish retained him
so locg in his stomach. If the fish had
swallowed the house we are worshiping in,
he would no doubt vomited himself- to
Most men who complain that they have
nothing to do, are jast aboat equal to the
task. x
In scattered plumes the floating clouds
Went drilling down the west,
Like barks that in their haven soon
Would moor and be at rest,
The day sank down a monarch red
Upon night's sable breasj.
The wind was all but hushed asleep,
Yet now and then it stirred
A great tree's top, and whispering
Awoke a slumbering bird,
Who, half aroused, but only chirped
A song of just a word.
And in the wet a rocy light
Spread out a thousand arms,
Each with a torch, whose crimpon fire
Stretched o'er the peaceful farms,
And o'er the yellow corn, that lay
Unconcious of ail harms.
Then changed into a waste of blue
A desert tract of air,
Where no red clouds, like Indian flowers,
Bore blossom bright and fair ;
And over all a sense of want,
Ar;d something lost was there.
A Stumter roa Stuart Mill. In an ar
ticle in Harper's Magazine for November,
we find the following anecdote of John
Stuart Mill's recent canvass for parliament.
The occasion was after Mr. Mill had con
cluded his speech at St James' Hall:
When Mr. Mill had concluded his aJ
dress. it was announced that he would an
swer any questions as to his opinions which
persons in the audience might put to him.
It reaHy seemed'as if no voice could have
the courage to follow that eloquent one lhat
had just ceased, aud truly i; would have re
quired a very "high question to be in keep
ing with the impression left upon us. Nev
ertheless a man rose to put a question, and
his gravity of manners caused a general
hush in the room. The question pot by
the man was in these words, which were
given in a stentorian voiced
"I wish to ask Mr. Mill what is his opin
ion as to the question of marriage with a
deceased wife's sister?"
Never was there a mora precipitous da
scent from the sublime to the ridiculous.
After the first roaring surge of laughter had
swept over the crowd some said that the
man had teen sent there by the enemy to
turn the meeting into a farce. But no;
there he stood, solemn and imperturable,
awaiting the answer to his qcestion. This
added to the grotesqneness of the whole
offair, and it seemed for awhile lhat the
crowd would never be abla to recover its
gravity. Mr. Mill who saw at once that he
was dealing with a man's hobby, answered,
when quiet was restored, in a manner that
did much credit to his heart. He rather
shielded the man from the laughter of the
crowd by the respectful tone with which he
said: "Without having considered all the
outs and ins of the question proposed, yet
on the principle that liberty should be
allowed except when reasm to the contrary-can.
be shown, and as I know of none
against marriage with a deceased wife's
sister, I should be in favor of freedom in
that respect.'-'
Let Ins Ciiildrea Sleep.
We earnestly advise that all who think a
great deal, who have to work hard, to take
all the sleep they can get without medical
We canlion parents, particularly, not to
allow their children to be waked up of morn
ings lei nature wake them np,she will
not do it prematurely; but bave a care that
they go to bed at an early hour; let it be
early, until it be found tbat they wake up
themselves in full time to dress lor break
fast. Being waked up early, and allowed to en
gage in difficult or any studies late, and just
before retiring has given many a beautiful
and promising child the brain fever, or de
termined ordinary ailments to the produc
tion of water on the brain.
Let parents make every possible effort to
have their children go to sleep in a pleasant
humor. Never scold or give lectures, or in
any way wound a child's fseiing as it goes
to bed. Let all banish business and every
worldly care al bed-time, and let sleep
come to a mind at peace with God and all
the world.
Those who imagine that the Democratic
party is dead are hugging a delusive phan
tom to their bosoms. It it as imperishable
as the everlasting hills. Its principles are
ihe principles of ihe Constitution, and it
can never die while there is a free govern
ment to save. Already the seeds of dissolu
tion in the Republican ranks are plainly
visible. All the Democracy have to do is
to stsnd firm and the hour of our triumph
xill surely come. Let the sentiment of the
party everywhere; be : "Defeated but not
An Irish lawyer in a neighboring county,
recently addressed rhe court as "gentlemen"
instead of "your honors." Arter he had
concluded, a brother of the bar reminded
blm of bis error. He immediately rose to
apologise thus:
'May it please the court in the hate of
debate I called yonr honors, gentlemen. I
mad3 a mistake your honors."
The gentleman sat down, and we hope
the court was satisfied with the explanation.
Briggs bas a faculty for getting things
cheap. The other day he had a beantifal
set of teeth inserted for next to nothing. He
kicked a dog.
The Antipodes.
Japan is a coontry of paradoxes and an-'
oroalies. Thsy write from top to bottom,
from right to left, in perpendicular instead
of horizon'al lines. Their bonks begin
where ours end. Their locks turn" from left
to right. Their da7 Is our night. Shops
eo to customers. Toople sit upon their
heels. Horses' heads are where their' tails
would be in an English stable, facing the
entrance, the food hong from the roof in a
basket. Their old men fly kites, while the
children look gravely on ; the carpenler
uses bis plane by drawing it to him ; their
tailors stitch from them ; they mount their
horses from the ofT siJe ; the tells lo their
harness are always a'tacheJ to their hind
quarters instead of the front; ladies black
their teeth instead of keeping them white;
their hair is turned back from their face,
which is elaborately painted and powdered,
and their anti-crinoline tendencies are carri
ed to the point of interfering wi:h net only
therrace of movement, but with all loco
motion, so tightly are the lower limbs, from
the waist downward, girt round with their
garments. Top-spinning is followed as a
profession. They indulge in frequent and
loud exultations, as evidence of a good
meal. Their pocket is their sleeve. They
wipe the face with a nice square piece of
paper, and carefully fold the envelope into
the sleeve, or give it lo an attendant to
throw away. Their music is without melo
dy ; their landscape without perspective,
light or shaffe ; their figures without draw
ing, -mere crude colors and grotesque
forms dar.cing in mid-air, without ground
to rest on. They have bank notes of the
value of a farthing. They have long per
fectly understood the utilization of sewer
age, and the manulacture of paper, not
from rugs, but from the bark of trees, of
which they have sixty-seven different kinds,
all with different uses. They use no milk
or animal food ; horses and oxen and cows
are employed for purposes of draught only ;
they have no sheep or pigs ; the flowers
have no scent, ihe birds no song, and their
fruits and vegetables have no flavor.
"Do it With Tkt Might." Fortune,
success, fame, position. are never gained but
by piously, determinedly, brav ely striking,
growing, living, in a thing till it is fairly
accomplished. In short, you must carry a
thing through if you want to be anybody or
anything. Np matter if it does cost yon the
pleasure, the society, tie thousand pearly
gratificatinns of life No matter lor theee.
Stick to Ihe thing and carry it through.
Believe you were made for the matter, and
that no one else can do it. Pet forth yonr
whole energies. Stir, wake, electrify your
self, and go forth to the task. Only once
learn to carry through in all its complete
ness and proportion, and you will become a
hero. Yon will think better of yourself
ethers will think tetter of yoa. Of course
they will. The world in its very heart
admires the stern, determined doer. It sees
in him its best sight, its brightest object,
its richeit treasure. Drive riht along, then
in wha'ever you undertake. Consider your
self sufficient for the deed. You'll be suc
cessful. Never fear.
Stealing Dowjt Socth. The La Crosse
Democrctl has an article ehowing np a "loy
al" thief, whe stole a printing establishment
at Columbia, Tennessee, during the war,
and removed it to For.d dn Lac, Wiscon
sin, where be is now publishing an Ab
olition paper, using the stolen material for
that purpose. There is said to be a pros
pect of bringing the "loyal" cenfiscationist
to grief, on account of this printing office
theft. There was any amount of stealing
done in the South, in the name of "loyalty,"
by "loyal" camp followers, during the war,
who might very properly be looked after
now. Printing offices, public and private
libraries, pianos, household goods, ladies'
dresses, Lc, &c, were among the spoils
sent North by these "shoddies," and dis
tributed among their friends. The close of
the war put a stop lo this thing, and the
"loyal" confiscationists have manifested
great sorrow ever since.
rcT Them Through. We rejoice to see
that the penile are bringing to justice, in a
number of counties, those abolition" election
officers, who violated the law, in refusing
to allow so-calied deserters and ekedadd'ers
to vote, at the recent State election. The
Constitution and laws of this State define
the duties of election officers, and we hope
to see every board in this State that vio
lated these laws, punished to the fullest ex
tent. We have permitted much illegal
interference with the rights of the people
for the past four years, tbat the adherents
of the party in power seem to think that
there are. no laws in existence to punish
outlawry. It is time ihey were taught bet
ter a few years service in the penitentiary,
will tend to mend their manners vastly.
A doling mother of a waggish boy having
bottled a lol of nice preserves, labeled them,
"Put up by Mrs. D ." Johnny, having
discovered the goodies, 600a ate the con
tents of one bottle, and wrote cn the label,
"Pot down by JohnnyD-
John asked Julia if she would have hitn.
"No," said she, "I will not have yoa,"
bet before John could recover from the
shock, she archly put in, "bet you may
have me !"
"Bob.'did yoa let off that gon?" exclaim
ed an enraged schoolmaster. "YeB, master."
"Well what da yoa think I will do with
you?" "Why, let mo ofl."
Signs cf Character.
"Trifles make up the sum of human
things," and it is surprising how readily an
experienced eye can read chsrscter from "
the slightest and mot insignificant tfar"a.
Don't yon believe it reader J Jost allow
us to give yon a few whispers on the subject -
a peep, through onr own special opera
glass, at ihe world around us.
When you meet a young man with plen
ty of bad cologne in hi pocket handker
chief and a stale odor of cigar smoke in his
hair, you may be sure that hp was bold
enough to contrnct a very bad habit, and
and not bold enough to take the consequen
ces of it. In cigar vs. cologne the plaintiff
has the best of it.
When you see a woman with her shawl ,
fastened all awry, and onmended fractures
in her gloves, it i a pretty sure index that
she reads novels and lies in bed late of a
morning. If .yon happen to be wife hunt
ing, don't be mis.'id by her bright eyes and
cherry cheeks. A girl who cannot spend
time to keep herself looking neat, ought not
to be trusted with the care of shirt buttons
and cravats ends, to say notftir.g of the hus
band appended lo these articles!
When a gentleman hands up your fare in '
a stajje as politely as that of your gorgeous
ly dressed neigbor, wiihout reference to the
fact that you wear calico, and cotton ghjve
rest assured that he is lacking in no cour-
lesies to his own wife at home. And if a
lady no, a woman accepts his politeness
as a mere matter of course, with no "Thank
you nor acknowledging smile, then you
may conclude that she has entered into so
ciety on the bubbles of Petroleum not on
any merits of her own. - -
When a lady no, once again a female
goes to a grocery in a resiling silk dress,
and does her morning shopping in dia
monds rings and a cashmere shawl, it is a
sign of 6ne ef two things: either she does
not know any better, or she has no other
place in which to display her finery.
When the "nice young man" who is
paying you particular attention, speaks
shortly to his mother, or omits to pay bis
sisters the little attentions that come so
gracefully from man to woman, it is apt in
be a sign lhat his wife must put np with tho
same system of snubbing and neglect as
foon as the first gloss of the wedding suit is
When a lady finds "Macauley.s History"
a dreadful bcre, and tkips the historical
part of Scott.s novels, it is not an unfair in
ference that her train is not very fully fur
nished. When a gentleman cannot talk fluently
on the great fcutjects of ancient and modern
interest, bet polkas "charmingly" we may
safely conclude "that his brains such as
Ihey are have all settled down into his
agile heels. Now we do not disapprove of
dancing, yet we confess to a prefsrence lor
havit.g the brains a Utile higher op.
When a girl entertains you with spicy rid
icule of her gentleman friends, "showing
cp" their imperfections and weaknesses,
lake jour hat and go. If yon need any
comfort, there will be sufficient in the fact
that you will undoubtedly furnish your
6hare of amusement lothe next arrival !
Tut not your faith (speaking from a fem
inine stacd-point) in gentleman that wear
diamond scarf pins, and spend their leisure
time on hotel steps, for it is more than pro
bable they belonc to the extensive class of
l society for whom Satan is popularly sup-
posed "to find some mischief still" to keep
their "idle .hands" in occupation. Better
lavish your smiles on the sturdy young car
penter in shirt sleeves and blue overalls,
who works by the day ; it will be more
profitable in the long run.
When a woman finds Sunday "the longest
day in the week," it is a sign that there
l was some woeful deficiency in her early re
ligious training.
When a man speaks irreverently of sa
cred things, let it suffice as a warning to
trust him in no sinyle matter. No matter
5 how brilliant may be his talents, how fair
, his professions, there is a false ring to his
metal. Don't trust him !
Rk tub Lie an tbinciplej. In a nutshell the
) tendencies ofRepuMicau principles are.
j High prices of coal and provisions,
j Paper money, worth sixty cents to the
j dollar.
High taxes, and hordes of officerf to col
lect them.
A national debt greater than that of Eng
land. Scores of officeholders paid to make po
litical speeches.
Imprisonment for political opinions.
Negro suffrage, universal, by the adop
tion of the Constitutional amendment.
A delegation of Baltimore ladies on Mon- .1 JL
day waited on the President with a petition V
signed by 3,500 of their countrymen, for the mm?
f 1T r:. nr : r r j '
informed them that arrangements had been
made for an early trial of Davis "according
to the laws of the land."
The material in the box which exploded
at tho Wyoming Hotel, New York, is be
lieved to bave been a newly discovered
explosive compound of glycerine and nitric
W. C. Barney, a clerk in the New York
Custom House, was arrested on Monday on
a charge of defrauding the government ef
In the next New Jersey Legislature the
Republicans will bave
a majority ot from
12 to 16 on joint ballot