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TRE'ITIVELLINGS OF THE POOR,
Are there not lonely cottages
In some secure retreat,
Whose garden walks redolent are
With flowery fragrance sweet?
Do nit pure zephyr's incense breathe
Into the very - door,
And peace and comfort reign within
The dwellings of the poor?
Oh, no, let not such visions blest
Find entrance in the heart,
For they but cause us in their lot
To,ialre a careless part ;
But let us thrust such thoughts aside,
Ltlre the tond dreams of youth,
And nerve our limits and clear our eyes,
To see and feel the truth.
Go through the crowded city—search
Through narrow lane and street,
and see how mach,of wretchedness
It lot to meet ;
No tlowvrs there—no happy birds
The poor Man% heart to cheer,
No pletisadt words, no merry laugh s
To greet thine eager ear.
Come to.this,chamber, close and dim,
And Jut thy-bosom sigh,
To see f those pale, slight, sickly girls
Thelinsy needle ply
All day;iptd, oh, *sow oft at night
Witit*eary, aching head,
TheySlabor on unceasingly •
Tmearn their daily bread.
Stick o,enes as these are conunan things,
Oesadder things there hi , ;
Vtektkh its native 'hideousness,
Icrid - -famlne, pale, we see
1 1 41 Ft we gaze, - oh, let Als hot
The-poor-man's errors blame.
Wilf knows if we were poor as he,
We woula'not do the 831110.
There may be dwellings of the poor,
Where virtue's garb is seen, /
But they, oh, rich man, let messy,
Are few and far between.
Then put away the selfishness
Which is within thy heart,
And in the poor man's deep distress,
Take thou au active part.
seek then the dwellings of the pour,
-And mix with coarser things ;
Perhaps some act of thine may touch
The virtue's hidden strings,
Oh, strive then with unceasing care,
Thy etforts ne'cr cease,
Ta plant within the pour man's heart
The seeds of love and peace,
An Appeal to the Ladies for Paper-Pulp.
[From a very cleverly written poem in Van
ity Fair. we clip the following lines, for the
special perusal of the ladies:3 .
Ladies, bring your rags,
For our literature flags,
From the lack of material for paper.
Bring out iron-mouldy shirts,
Bring out all. threadbare wares of the draper.
* • •
Be all cotten sheets frayed,
Into paper sheets made,
Each old night clip to fool's cap converted;
For we must read and write,
Should we have, in the night,
To go sheetless, unnight-capped, unshirted.
Oh ! ye teetering belles,
Who wear numberles ells
Of entirely superfluous
Can't - you spare a few robes
From those swinging hair globes
That you think so confoundedly winning?
••• - • •
For our troops, without stint,
You scrape monchoirs to lint, [ses;
And your kindness each wounded brave bles-
Should you have left a rag,
Not required for "The Flag,"
Think in what a dilemma the press is.
"Paper rags" is its suit
And its woman the fruit [edge,
First obtained from the great Tree of linowl-
Now that the tree's short of leaves,
Let our sweet modern Eves
From their wardrobes replenish its foliage.
Only think ! should the press
Have to take a recess,
Of the dreail intellectual famine!
No leaders, no news, '
No executive views,
No gumption, no gossip no gammon,
We bad all better tear
Our duds up and go bare,
Thong! . the cold should our cuticles crinkle,
Than be always full-dressed,
While our minds, sore distressed,
Get no chance to Obtain a "new wrinkle.n
alukßenknt to is Aournal : pcbotO to. olztres, Niteraturt, *ricutturt, ctns tff flypay,, gotal Ntcliigart, ttc.
HE WIFE'S SATING BANK,
Charles Ileford was a good mechan
ic in -a. prosperous business. At, the age
of twenty-six he had taken to himself a
wife, Caroline• Eustice, the daughter of
a neighbor ) who - had nothing tcr bring
him but her own, personal merits, which
were many, and habits of thrift learned
in an economical household 'under the
stern teachings of necessity.
It was well, perhaps, that •Charles
Lynfoid should obtain a wite of this de
scription, as he himself- found it very
difficult- to save anything from his in
It was not long before Caroline be
came acquainted with her husband's
failing. She could not feel quite easy in
the knowledge that they were living
fully up to their income, forseeing that
a time would-come when their family,
growing more expensive,and perhaps her
husband's business, though now floursh
ing, might beCome less so.
Accordingly, one day, ,she purchased,
from a tin peddler who came to the door
a little tin safe; such as children fre
quently use as a saving bank. This she
placed quite conspicuously on the man
telpiece, so that her husband might he
sure to see it on entering.
"Ballo, Carrie, what's that, eh-?" he
"Only a little purchase I made to-day,"
said his wife.
"But what is it meant for?" he asked
"Let me illustrate," said his wife, play
fully. "Have you a ten cent piece about
Charles drew a dime from his waist
co'at pocket. His wife taking it from
his hand dropped it into the box through
the little slip at the top. Charles laugh
"So you have•taken to boarding, Car
rie ? My wife become a miser !"
"No, only a little prudent. But seri
ously, Charles, that is precisely what I
want you to do every'night."
"What drop a dime into this new
(angled arrangement of yours ?"
"Very well, that will be easy enough.
A dime is no great harm. But may I
kno . w• what you are going to do with
this newly commenced hoard 7"
"Lay it by for a rainy day," answered
Charles laughed merely.
This ended the conversation for the
The plan thus inauguarated by the
yonug wife was steadily carried out. She
was not. one of those—of whom there are
so many—who enter upon a plan zeal
ously but soon tired of it. In the pre=
sent case she was fully satisfied ofthe
wisdom of her •purpose, and resolved to
carry it through. Every morning she
called upon her husband for a-ditne i and
every morning it was added to the ac
cumulation. Frequently he had not the
right change, but would toss her a quar
ter of a dollar instead. She would as
sure him, laughingly, that it would au.
swer her purpose just as well.
More than once Charles bantered her
on the subject of her savings bank.—
This she bore quite gallantly.
But these were not the only acces
sions the fund received. Iler husband
had early arranged to make her an am
ple allowance for dress—T say ample,
though I dare say some of my city read.
ers might not have considered it so ; but
Caroline, who was in the habit , of ma
king her own dresses, provided- herself
with a good wardrobe at much less ex
pense than somenot so well versed in
the science of manging could have done.
After considerable calculation; she
came to the conclusion that out of her
allowance she should be able to make a
daily deposit equal to that she had ex
acted from her husband. Of this how
ever, she thought it best on the whole
not to inform Charles, enjoying in an
ticipating the prospect of being able, at
some future time, to surprise him with
the unexpected amount of her savings.
At the close of every month the tin
box was emptied, and the contents trans:
ferred to a savings bank of more pre:
tensions, were interest would be allow
. When the sums deposited here be
came large enough, Mrs. Lynford, who
had considerable business capacity,
withdrew them, and invested in bank
and other stocks, which would yield a
larger per cent. Of her mode of man
agement her husband was in complete
ignorance. Nor did he ever express
any desire to be made acquainted with
his wife's management. He was an
easy, careless fellow, spending as he
went, enjoying the present, and not
(I trt 1,111-..-arielian,
MARIETTA, PA., SATURDAY, MARCH 14. 1863.
having any particular concern about the
At the end of eight years, during
which time he bad been unusually fa
vored by prosperity in business and
interrupted health, hie books showed
that he had not only exceeded his in
eoine;but that, on the other hand, he
had saved absolutely nothing. Twenty
five cents stood to his credit.
"Running pretty close, ain't it, Car
rie;? I take credit to myself; though,
for keePing on the right sitie'of:theline.
Bitty then; I suppose-you have 'saved up
an immense sum ?"
"How much do you suppose !" asked
"Perhaps a hundred dollars, .said
Charles Lynford, carelessly, "though it
would take a good many dimes to make
His wife smiled, but did not voluuteer
to enlighten bim as to the correctness
of his conjeCture.
So things went on till at length came
the panic of 1857, a panic so recent that
it-will 'be remembered how universally
trade and business of every kind.were
depressed at this period—among- others
the trade which occupied Charles Lyn
lard suffered -much.
One evening, he came home looking
quite serious, an expression which sel
dom came over his face. •
Caroline, who had watched all the
signs of tretirnes, was not unprepared
to see this. She suspected that her
husband's businiss was affected.
"What is the matter, Charles ?" she
asked, quite cheerfully.
"The matter is that we will have to
"Anything unfavorable turned up in
business matters 1"
"I should think 'there has. I will
have but half a day's work for sonic-tithe
to come, and I am afraid that even this
will fail before long. You haven't an
idea, Carrie, how dull every kind of
business has become."
"I think I have," said his wife, quietly;
"I have read the papers carefully, and
have been looking out for something of
"Do you think we can reduce oar ex
penses one half?" asked the husband,
"I think we may be able to do so. Both
of us are well, supplied, with clothing,
and will not need anymore for a year at
least. This Will cut off consiflerable
expense. Then there are a great many
little superfluities you are accustomed
to buy, little things Which you are kind
enough to bring home to me frequently,
which I can do very, well without.--
Tten we can live more plainly, have less
pies and cakes, and I have no doubt it
will be an improvement as far as health
"What . e, calculator you are, Carrie,"
said her husband, feeling considerably
easier in mind. "I really think, after
all you have said, that it won't be hard
to live on half our usual income—for
the present, at least. Bat," and his
countenance again changed, "suppose
my work should entirely fail—l suppose
you couldn't reduce our expenses to'
nothing at ail, could you ?"
"That certainly surpasses my powerir." -
said his wife, smiling; "but even in that
case there is no ground of dikourage
ment. You have not forgotten our sa
vings bank, have you ?"
"Why, no,. I didn't think of that.,"
said her husband. "I suppose that would
keep off starvation for a few weeks."
His wife smiled.
"And in those few weeks," she added
"business might revive."
‘To be sure," said her husband.—
"Well, I guess it will be all right. I
will try not to trouble myself about it
The apprehensionS to which Charles
Lynford gave expression proved to be'
only' too well founded. In less than a
month from the date of the conversation
just recorded, the limited supply of work
he had been able to secure failed, and
he found himself without work of any
kind, thrown back upon his own resourc-,
Although he had anticipated this, it
seemed unexpected when it really did
come upon him, again he turned home
in a fit of discouragement. He briefly
explained to hie wife the new calamity
which had come upon them.
"And }he worst of it is," he aeledd
"there will be no better times till
"Do you think that the butiness will
"It mint by that time. But tkere are
five or - six Months between. I do not
know how we are going to live during
"I do," repl;ed his wife, quietly.
"You ?" exclaimed her, husband,. in
"Yes, your income has, never been
more than six or seven hundred dollars
a year, and I have no doubt we can live
six months on two hundred and fifty dol
"Yes, certainly ; but where is that
money to come frorn.? I don't want
to get in debt, and if I did I should not
know where to borrow."
"Fortuately, there •no need of it,"
said Mrs. Lynford. "You seem. r to for.
get our little savings bank."
"But is it possible it can amount to
two •hundred and fifty dollars ?" he asked
''Yes - aud six hundred more;" said his
"Wait a minute, and I'll_prove it."
,Caroline withdrew, a moment, and re
appeared with several certificates of
bant-and railroad shares, amounting to
eight hundred dollars, and a. book iv
which , the balance was` depositod - to her
"Are you.sure you haven't had a lel
gacy r demanded Charles, •in amaze
ment. "Surely„ a dime aday would_not
produce this ?"
"No, but two dimes a day have, with
extra deposit now and then. I
think, Charles, that we can ward off'
starvation for the time."
"All this . l owe to your imprudence,"
said 'Charles, gratefully. "How I can
repay you ?"
Charles Lynford remained out of em
pioment for some months.-- .The next
spring, as ho had anticipated, business
revived, and he was once, more in re
ceipt of his Old income-' More than two
thirds of the, fund was still left; and
henceforth Charles was not less assidu
ous than his wife in trying , to increase
The little tie savings bankstill stands
on the mantlepiace, and never faili to
receive its deposit daily.
-• AN ASTONISH ED DEALER.—A , a- : ex
advertised rye-glasses,,by th: aid of
which a person could'easily read the fi
nest print. A well dressed man' called
at the counter'one day to be fitted to a
pair of spectacles. As he remarked
that he had never worn any, 'some were
handed to him 'that magnified very lit
tle, Ere could lok hard through them,
upon the book s t before him, bat Ide-
Glared he could ake out nothing.. An
other pair of stro ger power were sad
dled upon his nose, but unsuccessfully
es before. Further trials were made
until at length the almost discouraged
dealer passed to him a pair which mag
nified more than all the rest of his stock.
The customer, quite as impatient as 'the
merchant at having to try so many, put
on the last pair and glowered through
them at the printed page with all his
"Can you read that now ?" inquired
the dealer, pretty certain that he had
hit it right this time, at any rate.
"Sure, not a bit," was the reply.
"Can you read at all 27 said the mer
chant, unable to conceal his vexation
"Rade at all, is it ?" cried the custo
mer, "there's not a single word among
them that I can identify the faares
4 .l.say, do you know how to read'?"
exclaimed the-dealer, impatiently;
"Out wid ye If'shooted? thElrishman,
throwing-down;tlietupectacles s._, huff
"If I could read, whit 'ud*-I--be'ifter
buyin' a pair, _ of :spectacles . for?' Ye
chate the papli : wid• the• idea, that yer
glasses 'ud help 'ern to rade, print airy;
but it's a big, lie it is Ah,- ye black
guart, ye thought I'd buy them without
tar A. humorous young man was dri=
ving mArnrse which was in the habit of
stopping at every house on the roadside.
Passing a country tavern where were col
lected together some dozen countrymen,
the beast as usual ran opposite the door,
and then stOp i ecl to spite ofthe r young
man; viho„appliedthe . .. whip with' all his
might to drive. horse on, The men
on the porch commenced a hearty laugh
and some inquired•,if he would sell rthe
harse.%. .replied the young man,
"butl cannot - recommend hint _as he
once belonged to a butcher, and stops
whenever - he Mars-the calves bleet."—
The crowd retired in silence.
"What's that ar a pictur ?" ask.
ed a countryman in a print store, the
other day, of the proprietor, who was
turning over some engravings, 'That,
sir, is Joshua commanding the sun to
stand still! 'Du tell ! Which is Jo'sh,
and which is his son.`?'
"Mtialolillocl_ April 11, 185-1-
COMPOSITION FOR LEATHER.-01.18 of
the. very best com Pounds knoWn,to us
for rendPring leather boots and shoes
almost perfectly water proof, and at the
same time keeping- them- soft-and plia
ble, is composed of fresh •beef tallow,
half an. ounce, yellow bees-wax, one
ounce, and one-eighth of an ounce of
shellal. Melt the tallow first, and then
remove all the Membrane from it ; add
the bees-wax in thin shavings; and When
it is melted and combined with the tal
low, and the shellac in powder, and stir
until it is Melted. Bees-wag is one• of
the best known preservatives: of leather.
This compound should be applied warm
to the boot or shbe, and the soleSsliorild
receive a similar application to the up
pers. In using it, a rag or a piece of
sponge should be employed, and the
boot or shoe held cautiously before the
fire or stove until the compounds soaks
into it. Care must be exercised not to
expose the leather too close to the fire.
If "thri boot be blackened and brushed
until it becomes glossy before the ap:
plication. A little vegetable tar mixed
with the foregoing composition makes
it more adhesive and improves its quail.
ty for walking in the snow. A liberal
application of this •composition every
two weeks daring winter will keep boots
and shoes that are worn daily water
proof and soft.
AGE OF POULTRIL—C. N. Bement
writes to the American Agri&ilturist as
follows: "It is easY to, judge of a Pluc.k
ed fowl by the state of the legs. Ira
hens, spur is hard, and the scales.on the
legs rough, sho is old. Examine the
head also. If the under bill so stiff that
it cannot be bent down, and the comb
is thick and rough, leave her, no matter
how,fat or how plump, unless a tough,
case is prefered. A young henhas only
the rudiments of spurs, the scales on the
legs smooth, glFssy, and fresh looking,
whatever the'colorzmaY.,be ; the claws
• tender and 'short; thsr,n4la' slitirp . , the
di per bill sOft,%arfd thokcoilt'b
smooth.. 'R. .
An old goose When 'alive, is . Itnciwn
by-the rough legs, the' strength of the
Wings,- particularly at the` pinions, the
thickness and strength of the bill, and
when plucked, by the legs,-the skin un
der the wings, by the pinions and bill
and the coarsness of the skin. Ducks
are distinguished, by" the same means,
with'this additional mark, that a duck.
ling:s bill is much longer in proportion
to the breadth of its head, than the bill
of an old duck.
FROST . BITE.—Ina late number of the
British AmericarC Journalrthere is an
article by Dr. Belin on'tha treattnent of
frost bite. His own plan, - which, he
says, has been ap * Proved` by a large ex
perience, is, after applying cold water or
snow fora few minutes, to immerse the
frozen part, in' warm water containing a
sufficient quantity . of ground pepper. or
mustard ; as one or the other of these
articles is to be found in almost every
house, it is .cousequently always availa
ble. If portions of then ears or 'face are
affected, pieces offlanuel coming out of
the hot liquid are to be applied and fre
quently repeated until circulation is re
stored. In a few minutes a tingling sen
sation will . be felt; and in a short time
vitality, Will . be restored,anless , the frdst
has penetrated too deeply. If the whole
thickness' ea mdmber 'was frozen, in
cluding the principal_ blood vessels - and
bbne, no treatment can restore vitality.
Cr Time is an olnovelist who takes
pleasure in, printing tale's on our
countenances. He Writes the first chap
ter with a swan's dOWD, and graves the
last with a steel pen.
fir Poverty is often despair. A poor
fellow went to hang-himself, but, finding
a pot of gold, went merrily liorrie. tit
he who had hidden the pot went and
ear Uniiersal love is like a mitten,
which Ets all hands alike htit none clos - e--
ly ; true affectiOn is -like a glove which
fits one hand only, but sets closely to
g3,-'I. go through my work,' as:the
needle aaid..to the idle
,boy.. ,'.l3ut not
till you are hard , pushed,' as the ! idle ;bay
said to the needle; - •
tfir Why are the,GoVernmenk green
backs like. the. Jewsl. Because they
are the issues of Abraham,' know not if .
their redeemer liveth.- •
ter He who gets Sin a discussion
While his opponi. cool, holds
the hot end of the-,
Modeity in a wenikidliAittke •eolor
on her cheek--decidedlti- beeomingmif
not put on.
A SMART WOMAN-A nice, respecta
ble lady, not a thousand miles away, had
long noticed, to her dismay, that her
"worser hair' was growing foolishly sus
pleious and jealous her. the re-
solved to teach hithi lesson.
Some evenings since, as he was leav
ing, she told hlin lie need not hurry
back—she would not he Fonely—she
wished her thicky to erijOy himself, etc.
Benedict smelt a veritable ?MCC under
that hypocracy, and resolved to be
avenged. About eight o'clock, "an in
dividual," about his size, might have
been seen creeping captiously along to
the door, ' and noiSeleSsly Benedict
peeped' in. Juit as he eXpected, there
were—a pair of boots, a coat en the
back of a chair, and a hat on the ta
ble. Benedict . shivered like an aspen
leaf,.as he stopped, pulled off his bOets,
and drew a pistol from his coat pocliet.
With "resolution flashing from his eye,"
he made tracks for the bed-room. There
he was, kneeling at the bedside, coat
and vest off, and head on the
Miserable villaialaiS time bad come.
"Say your prayers, villain--your time
is short," and a flasa and a report told
that the bullet had sped on its fatal
"Help, murder. watch Oh, is that
you ?" and madam popped her little head
up from the foot of the bed. . . _
Benedict seized, the body, and it was
—a miscellatteons.e,ollection.of.old coats,
vests, pillows, handkerchiefs, and - the
like, made up for the occasion.
"I say, my dear, what does all this
mean ?" exclaimed the husband, with a
blank, sheepish look.
"We'll, dear," replied the wife, "I did
get lonely, after all, and just amused
myself by dressing up that puppet, and
making believe you were at 'home. I'm
sure, I didn't think you'd suspect:"
"There, there," said, the chagrined
husband, "say no more. about it; I tho't
it was &robber- dear er4ture, I'm so
glad ,itilidnit hit.
Benedict, now repeated, "Now I lay
me," etc, and went to bed, resolved not
lowatakany more at present.
MYSTE - Ne Ot THE HUMAN IrAND.—IIIBU
int from tilt Writ is' that Nvohderful or
gan the hand. "In a French book,"
says Sir Charles Bell, "intended to teach
young people philosophy, the pupil asks
why the fingers are not of equal length.
The master makes the scholar grasp a
ball of ivory, to show him that the points
of the fingers aro then equal. It would
have had been better had he closed the
fingers upon the palm, and then have
asked whether or not they correspond.
Thin difference in the length of the fin
gers-serves a thousand purpoeees, as in
holding,a rod, a switch, a,sword, a ham
mer, a pen, a pencil, or engraving tool,
in all of which secure hold and freedom
of action area mirably combined." On
the'length, strength, and , perfectly free
momements of the ,thumbs depends,
moreover, the power of the human hand.
To the thumb, indeed, has been given
the special name Polfes, from a Litan
verb, meaning to be able, strong, migh
ty, beCause of its strength--a strength
that is necessary to the power of the
hand, being equal to that of all the fin
gers. Without the fleshy ball of the
thumb the power of the fingers would be
of no avail, and accordingly the large
ball formed by the muscles of the thumb
is the special mark of the human hand,
and particularly that of a - cWver work
man. The loss of the thumb"utmost
amounts to the loss of the hand.
CURF. OF DRUNKENNESS.—A physii3ian
at one of the Paris hospitals had just
cured a case of delirium tremens brought
on by, ekcessive drinking, by the singu
lar remedy of subjecting the patient to
the constaut influence of the vapor of
spirits. The, plan is ri)t new, having
been long used in Sweeden to radically
cure drUnkenness. Me persons addic
ted to drink are shut up in a cell, and
all the food supplied them is impregna
ted, with brandy. At the end of four or
five days they become completely dis
gusted with, the taste and smell, and
they come out radically cured. The
slighest smell of spirits at last makes
air- -A Mr. Stokes- of Trenton, lately
sued Judge Narr of the True - American,
for damages, for, having,, put his-marriage
among the deaths. Although the edi
tor offered to make it all right by pat
ting Stokes' death among the marria g,ep,
the indignant DenediCt would not ac
cept the aniende honorable. Damages
Cr.A. woman is very likely to keep
her first loi - er'a long time— unless she
happens to find a second.