Raftsman's journal. (Clearfield, Pa.) 1854-1948, December 20, 1854, Image 1

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"I i. not when gems diffuse their rays,
When diamonds shed their light,
When we on radiant beauty gaze,
That sweetest joys uiiite';
TN not when regal pomp appears,
With dignity replete,
When all asar-like radience wears,
lhat richest pleasures meet;
Eal 'tis when friendship's brightest gleam
Illumes life's dreary way,
When deep affection warmest beam
Dispels the wintry day;
When kindred souls each other greet
With undisguised delight,
That all our dearest pleasures meet,
Our fondest hopes grow bright.
'Tis not when philosophic lore
With wonder chains the mind,
When earth unlock her hidden store,
That greatest wealth we find ;
Ent 'tis whenti'red of worldly dreams,
We turn one thought away.
To dwell on holy, heav'nly themes,
Whu-h all of earth"s outweigh.
'Tin when Religion's silver tone
Falls swsot upon the ear,
And lure toe weary waml'rer home,
From sin. and doubt, and fear.
'Tis when by faith our eyes behold
The gift of pard'ning love.
The robe, the harp, tho crown of gold,
RcservoJ for us above.
(Driqinol Jtlornl Calf.
& if Mtq
What ! yen here !" exclaimed the Emperor,
aftr eyeing the young mm closely a moment;
and then giving a short, hoarse laugh, grined
with more than ordinary fiendishness.
Y "- - the young maau. scornfully.
rm Lr, aui I'm here by the authority of .
your i.njes!y-the Emperor of the Roman j
l'-'0i,le j
"Then, you are a wretch of a Chrwtian! an ,
enemy to th Empire! a murderer! an-5 yon
sYill b burnt' shouted the Emperor, in a
tiilJ, ungovernable rage.
"You murdered my father in cold blood,
itaJ I expect no mercy at your hands." j
. -You confess, then ? demanded the E-!
pero-, a little more mildly, and seeming to.
quail before the keen, pierci;
of the 1
young man.
"Confess what ?" demanded the young :rn,
"That vutir sect burnt the city,"
Baid the
Cm.pror. I
"That is for your majesty to prorr. Ac- j
cord ire to the laws of Rome, onlv those who !
have been proved illy of the charge profer-! alt",r ot5ced b? the Enilwror' an1
ed against thorn, can be condemned. Xo,-, 1 I t5R"s c h5s c-ves v?on hia
put myself upon trial, and I demand in the wilh a sort of rnstful, suspicious stare,
presence of this assembly of the Roman peo- j "Rise !" Sli l theEmperor.
pie, that you prove the charge in accordance i Th2 f"n:a'e was 'nstjr.tly upon her feet.
with the most ancient usage of our illustrious j vcr" c"- Jn the Y anxiously fis-
. ,, ed upon ber ; and there was a breathless si-
ancePtors." 1 '
.-Are yon a Xrarene ? that's the charge!" lence'
sr.id the Lm-eror, v. lih an immoderate sneeze, j For a moment, the Emperor seemed confu
and glancing his small, grey, blccry eyes in j sod, and endeavored to compose himself by
all directions, through the hall of the court, j various shiftings of ins Lvxly, and adjustments
"If that's all, then you may give my body j of his robe,
to the flames, as soon as you choose ; but, in j "Your face !" at length he demanded, in a
so doing, you give yourself, body and soul, to j lew, hesitating voice.
a more certain vengeance, and a more horrid j Drawing a white, delicate, tremblng baud
torture. The death of such multitudes of the i from underneath the ample folds of a rich,
noblest and best citizens of Rome, merely to : costly dress, she quickly threw her veil aside,
satiate a tvrants thirst for blood, the virtue of ; discovering to the gaze of the Emperor, a face
the Roman people and the justice of heaven,
in due time, will avenge."
The young man said this with deep emotion,
and with a sort of prophetic sorrow of counte
nance, but casting upon the Emperor, at the
same time, a withering look of indignation
and contempt.
The Emperor shrunk in his seat, with a sud
den, convulsive shudder, and seemed utterly
confounded. Then giving vent to his pent
up wrath, be sprung to bis feet, and slashed j
his long, bony arms around mm; but betore
be could utter a word, a violent fit of sneezing
eiezed him, and he was obliged to re-seat him
self again.
This over, he was again on his feet, stamp
ing and storming, in a furious, outrageous
manner, and shouting at the top of his shrill
voice :
"The wretch ! the wretch! Gay! gag! Sol
diers ! your duty to the flames!"
Instantly, one of the guard, springing for
ward, thrust the hilt of his sword into his
mouth, knocking out several of his teeth, and
lacerating bis jaws in a most shocking man-i
ner ; and in this bleeding, wounded cordition, I
the soldiers dragged him to the door ; and, in !
a few moments, he had shared the same sad t
fate of those who bad preceeded him.
This young man's father had been, for many
years, a member cf the Senate ; but lu3 own
virtue, and the firm, fearless stand which he
Lad taken in that body, against the extrava
gance and vices of the Emperor, had incurred
hi displeasure, and n yer before this, he had
been secretly put to deatli by his order.
Soon after the death of his father, Lis only
son, who inherits! all bis eminent virtues, be
come pensive and melancholy, and finally de
ranged ; had challenged the Emperor to an
open, mortal combat ; but no notice being ta
ken of this, he had stolen into the palace in
disguise, and was iu the very act of thrusting
him through w ith bis sword, when two of his
guard, happening in, rescued him from the
hands of the wild, maddened youth. In the
confusion, however, lie had managed to es
cape ; and the most vigilant efforts of the Em
peror had hitherto failed in his apprehension.
A few months, however, after this attempt
on the Emperor's life, his reason returned,
and he was entirely recovered. He had left
Rome, with the intention of traveling abroad ;
but meeting with some Christian friends soon
after he had set out, he became acquainted
with the sublime and glorious truths of their
faith, renounced the Pagan superstition, and
embraced the gospel. For some reason, he
re-traced his steps, and returned again to
Rome; but, unfortunately, he was arrested,
oa the streets the night after his arrival.
He was recognized by the Emperor; and
whether a Christian or not, Lis fate was scaled
from that moment. Of this, the young man
was fully conscious ; and though his noble
spirit was roused, yet he calmly submitted to
the death which he seen awaited him ; but not
till he had predicted, with prophetic certainty,
the Emperor's miserable doom. . And as he
w.s hurriedly dragged to the door, the blood
streaming from his mouth, many of the spec
tators were not only affected to tears, but a
sort of suppressed murmer passed round the
vast assemblage, like the low, sepulchral mur
mur of the ocean, drifted upon each succes
bive wave, or borne afar inland by some fitful
gust of air. And it had a deep, solemn, hor
rid meaning in it; arid happ- hid it been for
the Emperor, had he heeded this low, rum
blimg volcano of mind, ere its molten torrents
were poured forth. But the cup of Lis iui-
J miHv was not yet full.
After his rencounter with the young man,
the Emperor seemed roused, and had the rest
off to the flames with scarce a question at all ;
w m -vvpir'- Kiiiii'L a. MiiAiLJ.rv oiii" ( v
i i i tta 7
ThJg wag & and cvi(Ient,.. ou5tc
voung. She bad sat all the time closely veit-
;d . mJ no nsVfc haJ s(jea hef facCj or
had bcen aUc to divine who she was.
Th? nJght wag far advjnceJ The licv$s
were bunii.!S (liruy in (,,e hai, The sy)CcU.
t m v oJ. prmvil. , we3rv hal k.ft .
whn"e ihc w,io st.,f reRlilin thollgh raostly
indi nt at thc Xa2arcncs could scarce help
remaining one a better fate
than had befallen her companions.
It is necessary here to state, that an
before this, a man bud entered the hall, evi-
I dentiy in disguise. lie had walked quite for
i ward to the throne, and had stood, siiont and
I moMonless, leaning against one of the lofty
marbl3 columns. His entrance, bad not bcen
cf noble and commanding beauty, with a pair
of large, dark, round eyes, and long, glossy
curls of black hair, falling down over the sides
of the face and shoulders, in ample profusion.
The cheeks were full, but pale ; the lips were
compressed and white as marble ; the large,
darkeyes were fixed upon the Emperor, but
with more of kindness and benevolence than
fear or indignation in their steady gaze : while
over all was spread the evidences of a sad,
sudden sorrow, increasing, however, rather
than diminishing the strength f her lacina
ting charms.
In the mean time, the man leaning against
the marble column, had shifted his position,
so as to catch a full view of the female's face.
He gazed a moment then returned again
to bis former position, and with ulniculty seem
ed to support himself.
"A Xazarene ?" demanded the Emperor.
"I confess," said she, in a firm, unhesita
ting voice.
"AYho are you ?" he inquired, in his best
squeaking voice, after having wantonly eyed
her a few moments.
"I shall not tell !" was the decided reply.
"The dogs ! aint yon afraid of death ?"
"now comes that ?"
"Through the death and sufferings of one
"Who ?"
"One king Jesus."
"Ah! ha! and where does he hold his
i court ?" shouted tho Erop?ror, sneeringly
"lie's the son of one only living and true
God; his throne is the heavens, and his king
dom ruleth over all. He's the Saviour of my
soul, and of all them that believe in him."
The Emperor laughed heartily at this ; but
it was only to display to greater advantage
the old fiendish grin, and the row of yellow
"To-night to dungeon; to-morrow, at ten
o'clock to the flames! Soldiers! your duty,"
shouted the Emperor, at the same time, de
scending from the throne, he left the Forum,
surrounded by his guard.
Reader, this was Fiducia; the man leaning
against the marble column, was Valens !
To be continued.
"What do people say about it?" said Harri
et Ogden, as the door closed upon a young
bride-groom ; "how anxiously he asked the
question; and j-et of what consequence is it to
him or his pretty bride ?"
"Of just as much as they please to make
it," replied her father.
"And not one jot more yet it is evidently
the canker-worm which is eating out the very
heart of his happiness."
"But not of her's, Harriet," observed Mrs.
Ogden. "She is so simple and natural, so en
tirely without pretension, and has withal such
a light and loving heart, that what people say
will touch her happiness, only as it touches his."
"And after all. my dear, she is a good girl,
a pretty girl, and they are every way suited to
each other; there really is not one rational ob
jection to the match, and that so many have
been conjured up is truly wonderful," said
Mr. Ogden.
"Oh! people do love to be meddling," re
sponded Harriet laughing; " "tis the way of
the world. My only wonder is that he
should care about it."
"My dear niece," said Dr. Fras-.-r, putting
down the medical journal, and taking otf his
spectacles, "it is my vocation you know to
study the mental as well as the physical devel
opments of this strange being, man; and I can
assure yon tii cintiw . . t. i r,rxy
one whose happiness is made or marred by
the lightest breath of popular opinion. I
could maks out a long list of similar cases
frcm my own personal observation, but not
now, for a living illustration of my doctrine
has just entered the gate."
"In the form of Mrs. Mercer. But I beg
your pardon, uncle: it is not to popular opin
ion, but to that of the aristocracy, the self-constituted
aristocracy of our republican land that
she bows the knee. To obtain a footing in
what she terms the best society, and to le visi-"
ted and invited by those who stand a little
higher in it than she can hpe to stand, are
the marks at wmc't she aims; all her arrange
ments, plans. Tuanceuvres, tend to this; I really
do not believe she has a thought beyond it.
Her dress, furniture, manners, language, are
muddled as nearly as possible after those of
Mrs. A. B. and C. (by the way sue would not
go on? letter lower upon any account; (heir
opinion is her standard of right; iheir conduct
her rule of action. To be genteel and f ashion
able, cr rather to be thought so, is the height of
ber ambition, the supreme of her felicity; and
to attain this, in her view, enviable distinc
tion, she every day submits togreater inconve
niences, makes greater sacrifices and toils
more diligently than many very good people
are willing to do in the way of their duty."
"Harriet, my dear," said Mrs. Ogden, in
a reproving tone.
"Take care Harriet, this satirical vein will
not win friends," observed the doctor in his
own quiet way. "If the lady had not stopped
to speak to a friend she might have listened to
the conclusion of your flattering eulogium."
"Xo matter if she had," returned Harriet,
laughing; "as her perceptive organs are quite
moderate, she never would have discovered
the likeness."
The lady entered; a tall spare woman, some
what coarse and uncouth in manners andappear
ance,but yet laboring most sedulously in every
word and movement sfter grace and elegance.
Her first remark after she sat down was char
acteristic. "I have just been lamenting to
Mrs. Brown, that Charles Grant, fine your.g
man as he is, should have taken such a step,
and given so much occasion to the world to
censure him."
"And we were just lamenting," returned
Harriet, qujckly, "that he has so little indepen
dence of mind as to care for its censure."
"Surely you do not mean to say, Miss Ogden,
that the world's censure is to be despised?"
"By no means when we deserve it, Mrs.
Mercer. But I think I should be very likely
to despise it in a case like this, where I was
conscious of being right, and where, besides,
it had no business to interfere."
"My dear," said Mrs. Ogden, "you speak
warmly and unadvisedly. You do not mean
that you would despise, but that you would not
fear, would not shrink from its censure, when
sustained by a consciousness of right."
"I ought to mean so, I suppose," replied
Harriet, coloring and smiling; "but I fear in
such a case, I could not help despising it too.;
"If too great a deference to public opinion
33 lliort .
be a prevailing weakness, your friends will
acquit you of partaking it, my dear," observ
ed Dr. Fraser.
"But Doctor," said Mrs. Mercer, eagerly,
"it seems to me altogether laudable and
praise-worthy to wish to deserve the good
word of the world."
"I have nothing to say against wishing to
desene it, Mrs. Mercer; though the life of ma
ny a good man, and woman too, can testify,
that iUs net the surest way to obtain it; but
you are aware there is a wide difference be
tween deserving and determining to win it, at
any rate, by any mean:."
"Certainly," replied the lady; "but very few
would go that length in our moral and Christian
community; and in all doubtful cases I think it
quite right to fall in with the general voice."
"When we have once persuaded ourselves
of that, doubtful cases will be always recur
ring; and they will decreute in number, only
as we increase in singleness of heart, and sim
plicity of purpose; only, and just in propor
tion, as we take for our rule of action, God's
perfect and unvarying law, instead of the
countless worldly motives and opinions which
too often sway us."
"It is marvellous, my doar Mrs. Mercer,"
said Mr. Ogden, "how difficulties are cleared
away, and the whole system of ethics is sim
plified, and made plain, by having an unvary
ing standard to refer to; and by allowing it, and
it alone, to deci de in all cases. Why what an
exceedingly harrassing and perplexing business
it must be to try to regulate our conduct by
the discordant and fluctuating opinions of" the
many or the few; or by the jarring interests,
prejudices, and passions, in our own bosoms;
and more preposterous still, to attempt at the
same time to make it harmonize with the pure
and .simple precepts of th? Gospel."
"Yet, how many are striving to do it," ob
served Dr. Fraser, "striving to reconcile con
tradictions to perform impossibilities; are
they nt in truth spending their strength for
naught 'laboring in the fire for vanity ?' And
how many have set up the idol Opinion, in
their hearts, and then laid upon its altar the
best gifts they have to offer,reason. conscience,
truth, independence of mind. How many w ith
hold thfcir countenance from a good cause till
thoj- ars sure it is fiof-Hiar, and dare not frown
down a bad one if it Una ravor Dttittmw.iu
tude ? How many inquire more diligently,
'what is the opinion of the world,' than 'what
is truth ?' How many ask first, what does the
world think, or say, or do ?' and then, perhnpi,
'what is right V Aye, how many are loboring
as earnestly as if life, or everlasting peace de
pended upon success, and as if success were
possible, to pleaae the mutable, the inconsist
ent, the unreasonable, the exacting public ?
and how many are trying, truly and sincere
ly, just to do their duty ?"
';But, Doctor, St. Paul says in one of his
epistles, 'Abstain frcm all appearance of evil;'
and in another, that he made himself all things
to all men. Now this looks as if he resected
the opinion of the world. You see that he
says, 'appearance of evil ;' that which the
community around, the Christians he address
ed, thought evil."
Dr. Fraser would have smiled at this strange
exposition.but that he had heard strangerones.
"I dae say you believe, Mrs. Mercer,' he said,
"that one poition of Scripture never contra
dicts another; but yet if your explanation be
correct, the apostle docs not practice accord
ins: to his own preaching. You will have no
difficulty in recollecting many instances, in
which he provoked the fury of a popular assem
bly, because he preached boldly in opposition
to its opinions,. No, St. Paul'swhole life af
ter his conversion, declares that he did not in
tend to teach the followers of nim 'who went
about doing good,' not only when the multi
tude cast their garments in the way and cried,
'hosanna in the highest,' but when they said,
'he castheth out devils by Beelzebub, the
prince of devils;' not only when they would
have made him a king, but when they perse
cuted and saught to slay him; that they must
do it, only when every voice cheers them on
ward, and every hand is stretched out to help.
He did not mean to teach the disciples of Him
who fearlessly asserted the great principles of
truth, and right, unawed alike by the deter
mined opposition of the chief priests and Phar
isees, and the murmurings of the people, that
they must bend like a withe before the lightest
breath of censure that they must tremble at a
sneer, and resign their better judgment, to si
lence the tongue of ridicule, or slander that
they must shape their course by the ever-varying
weather-cock of the world's opinion
that their consciences must be obeyed, only
when it pleased the many cr the few to suffer
it. No, indeed. His was a consistently inde
pendent spirit, that boldly reproved wrong
even in a brother apostle; and firmly and fear
lessly preached truth, and rebuked error, in
the very face of opposition and obloquy."
Mrs. Mercer was evidently uneasy, but she
remained silent; and Mr. Ogden, taking a book
from the table, observed, "In looking over
Harriet's album yesterday, I came across an
extract purporting to bo taken from the New
York Mirror; and which deserves to be record
ed in every heart." 'We call that mind free
which is not imprisoned in itsetf, or in a sect;
which recognises in all human beings the im
; age of God, and the rights of his children
which sympathises with suffering; which con
quers pride and sloth, and offers itself up a wil
ling victim to the cause of mankind. We call
that mind free which is not passively formed
by outward circumstances; which is not the
creature of accidental impulse but which
bends events to its own improvement, acts up
on an inward spring from immutable principles
which it has deliberately eapoused. We call
that mind free which protects itself against the
usurpations of society; which does not cower
to human opinions; which respects itself too
much to be the slave of the many or the few.'
"That," said the doctor emphatically, "is
seuso and Scripture too; and I will add that
we call that mind free which is not a slave to
its own prejudices and opinions; which has
candor and conscience enough to listen to the
arguments of all parties, and dares to decide
impartially between them; which is sincerely
searching for truth, and is ready to embrace it
from whatever source it come, and however at
variencc with its previous views and feelings ;
which fearlessly follows where it leads, and
does not shrink from the consequences of re
ceiving or declaring it; finally, that mind, and
that alone, is free, which asks no counsel of hu
man wisdom, in a right cause quails not before
human power, nor shrinks from human censure.
Napoleon oa His Way t3 t. IsV.era.
The following scene, as given in the book
of Mr. Chautard from Santini's notes, is at
once curious and amusing:
The North umlwrlaad was fifteen days out.
We had passed Teueriffe, the heat w as becom
ing oppressive Cypriar.i, to cool himself,
had asked Santini to cut his hir. While this
opperation was going forward in the forepart
of the ship, the Eniperor, followed by Gener
al Gourgaud and the Count Las Cases, ap
proached the scene of action. lie exprssed
his surprise, exclaiming "Why, here is the
old guardian of myportfolio become hair-dresser!"
lie then turned to Santini, and said to
him, in Ajacco patois "When you have Cn
isbe 1 with him, you w ill cut my hair; do you
hear? and have a care how you cut it." San
tini, hiving finished his task upon Cypriani,
went to the Emperor's cabin. It was not with
out painful emotion that the Corsican moun
taineer placed his hand upon that Imperial
head, about which the mark of a reccntl-woru
crown still remaineu u.n i.x- ;u LiCh
that civilizing inspiration has been elabora
ted which had altered the aspect of Europe.
It was with a trembling hand that Santini,
knowing nothing of the hair-dressor's art, be
gan his task. He had hardly applied the scis
sors, when the Emperor said, with a laugh, to
General Gourgaud "Watch this mountaineer,
General, for if he fails to do his work well, we
will have him thrown into the sea." Then
turning to his valet dc ckambrc. who was care
fully collecting into a serviette the severed
hair, he added "Marchand, look to this new
hair-dresser, and tell me how be gets on."
Although all this was said in a kind andplay
ful voice, the Emperor's words so discompo
sed Santini, that he pinched his master's left
ear with the end of the scissors; whereupon
the Emperor, turning round, exclaimed in
Corsican patois "Brigand, are you going to
cut one of my ears off? General, throw this
rascal into the sea!" "Sire! Sire! exclaimed
Santini, pretending to be alarmed. "Sire, I
was not here!" "The brigand was not here
when he was cutting my car ?" "No, Sire,
my mind had wandered back to Ambletr.se.
I saw you surrounded by your army, threat
ening the coasts of those very English who,
against the rights of nations, keep you a pris
oner now. Then, Sire, England could not
foresee a day like this." TheEmperor sighed,
and his faceassumed that deep melancholy
expression which Gross immortalized. "You
were thinking of that, were you ?" said the
Emperor seriously; "well, finish cutting my
hair" and the operation was completed with
out the exchange of another word. When it
was over, the Emperor made a sign for all to
retire, and they left him alone, looking sad
and thoughtful. The scenes that lay between
the camp at Ambletuse and the cabins of the
Northumberland, were of a nature to make
the sternest soul dream sadly.
LxMrs in toe Houses of tiie Arabs. The
houses of the Arabs are never without lights.
Not only all the night long, but in all the in
habited apartments of the house. This cus
tom is so well established in the East that the
poorest people would rather retrench part of
their food than neglect it. Therfore Jeremiah
makes the taking away of the light of the can
die, and the total destruction of a house the
same thing. Job describes the destruction of
a family among the Arabs and the rending of
one of their habitations desolate, after the
same manner. "How oft is the candle of the
wicked put out! and how oft eoraeth their
distruction upon them!" On the other hand,
when God promises to give David a land al
ways in Jerusalem, (1 Kings xi. SG) in this
point of view, it is considered an assurance
that his house should never become desolate.
Deal Gextlt. Deal gently with those that
stray. Draw them back by love and persuasion
A kiss is worth a thousand kicks. A kind word
is more amiable to the lost than amine of gold
Think of this and bo oa your guard, ye who
would chase to the grave an erring brother,
Science of Agriculture.
What has science yet done for practical ag- .
riculture ? This is a question, still asked,
notwithstanding all that has bcen written and
performed of late years, showing the intimate
connection of science witli practical husband
ry in its largest sense.
Botany, physiology, geology, and mechan
ics, all lay claim to the honor of having bene
fited general husbandry, and those concerned
in it. Chemisf ry however, has for many years
taken the lead in explaining the process, and
illustrating the principles on which the prac
tice of agriculture depends. There is no ag
ricultural process in which it dots not per
form a part, no appearance on which it does
not throw light, no materials with which the
husbandman works or produces, whose quali
ties it does not explain. The general culture
of land, the application and qualities of man
ures, the feeding and treatment of stock, the
manufacture of butter and cheese, have all
been analytically investigated in the laborato
ry of the chemist. These investigations and
researches are gradually shedding light upon
practical operations in every direction, and it
is time oGr farmers and agriculturalists should
avail themselves oC the resources .which
science has already placed within their reach.
We know that there are many persons who
regard the practical teachings of science as
an innovation upon their peculiur rights, or
specific domain of knowledge. Yet these
very individuals, are undervaluing the aids cf
the very science, that, unknown to themselves,
has male them what they are. There are ab
ways a few persons in the community that set
the example to the rest ; who run the first risk,
try the first experiment, and establish the suc
cessive improvements. The rest profit by
their knowledge, and adopt the experiments
they have tested. Thus the w hole ocmnaunity
advances, and those very individuals, who
pride themselves upon their long experience
and practical knowledge, arc indebted to tho
few that form the locomotive by which tho
whole train is slowly dragged onward.
It is time that the free-born husbandmen of
America should relinquish the idea, that they
cannot succeed unless th-jy tread in the beaten
path of their fathers that every new discov
ery in agriculture is an innovation upon the
old and established usr.pes, that must be re
sisted ttt all ftazarfjs- Thpr slionl.l not onlv
endeavor to obtain scientific knowledge them
selves, but they shottld educate their children
in such a manner that they will not be com
pelled to labor hereafter to regain the position
their parents have lost.
Labcri Men.
The working-men are the lords of the earth
who build up or cast down at their pleasure.
Their trophies are found wherever art, sci
ence, humanity, and civilization dispense
ir benign influence. To them are we in
debted for all the blessings and privileges we
enjoy, and especially for our liberty and inde
pendence. Our Revolutionary sires were all
full grown working men, strengthened by long
habits of endurance, and ripened by care and
'They were tinkers, and tailors, nd cobblers,
what then.
Wero they not patriots? Wcrathey not men?''
The immortal Washington, was a surveyor,
and in after life a practical farmer. Green,
tho anomalous Quaker, was a hard working
black-smith. Morgon was a drover, and in
timately acquainted with the "Cow-pens!"
Knox was a book-binder. Arnold the trait
or kept a provision store in New Haven.
Gates, after the close cf the war, was a farmer.
Allen, Putnam, and Stark, were also farmers.
Franklin was a printer. (The craft was well
represented.) Marion was a cow-boy, and
Sumpter a shepherd's boy. Roger Sherman
was a shoemaker, and Warren, who fell at
Bunker Hill, was a physician.
Work on, then, thou child of toil, and thy
destiny will be the highest throne of power.
The time will soon come when the drones that
infest the hire of activity shall be cast out,
and thy glorious superiority be acknowledged
through all coming time.
China seems to be pretty near overrun
by rebels. A few months ago, it was 6aid that
the rebel leaders were converts to Christianity ,
but according to the latest accounts they are
pretty 'hard christians,' as they threaten to
exterminate all the 'red hairy devils,' as they
call the English and Americans. Plain spo
ken people these Chinese, indulging in their
candor at the expense of their politeness.
While Dr. Johnson was courting his
intended wife, in order to try her, he told her
that he had no property; and moreover, he
once had an uncle that was hung. To which
the lady replied that she had no more proper
ty than he had, and as to her relatives, although
she never had one that was hanged, she had
a number that deserved to be !
XT" Old Squire R. was elected Judge of the
inferior court of some county in Georgia
When he got home his delighted w if5 exclaim
ed: 'Now,my dear,you are a Judge,what am I?'
'. 'The same darned old fool you alwayB was.'
Bio School. 3Iunich, ia Bavaria, is tho
constant residence of COO artists, and the scat
of a University of 1800 pupils, and sixty pro
fessors, among whom are some of the mort
learned and distinguished, ia Gtrmaay.