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01 The Mari nea ettian.tness and dispatch at the
Oh I earn An 3E 39.tmendir
Oh I well do I remember,
Row sadly I tore
The first checkered apron
That ever I wore.
Row I boohed and bellowed
And flooded with tears,
When my mother gave me
A box on my ears; •
Then a big piece of pie for the damage she'd
To her dearest, her darling, but devilsome son
Oh, well do I remember,
(They are fresh in mind)
. All buttoned behind;
How I played in the puddle,
- And daubed them in dirt—
How my grandmother shook me,
But promised to buy me a nice sugar toy,
If I'd bq remember to be a good boy.
Oh, well do I remember
My advent to school-
HOW I got on the dunce block,
And felt like a fool;
How I pulled out the paper,
From Emeline's curls.
For which I was planted
On a seat with the girls!
'Twee punishment fraught with confusion and
But oh, I should like to be put there again
When older I'd grown,
I had to spread clover
As fast as 'twits mown ;
And the finger of fancy
Still points to the churn,
And the hated old grindstone
I dreaded to turn ;
For I t burned and I turned till as weak as a
And sweat till as wet as a water-soaked rat
FILIAL AFFFICT/ON.-I am wedded,
Coleridge, to the fortunes of my sister
and my poor old father. Oh. my friend !
I think sometimes, could I recall the
days that are past, which atnong them
should I choose? Not those " merrier
day," not those pleasant days of "hope,"
not " those wanderings with a fairair
ed maid," which I have so often end so
feelingly regretted, but the days, Cole
ridge, of a mother's fondness for her
schoolboy. What wohld I give to call
her back to earth for one day, on my
knees to ask her pardon for all those
little asperities of temper which from
time to time have given her gentle spir
it pain ! And the day, my friend, I
trust will come; there will be "time
enough" for kind offices of love, if
" Heaven's eternal • year " be ours .
Hereafter her meek spirit shall not re
proach me. 06, my friend, cultivate the
filial feelings ! and let no .man think
himself released from the kind "chari
ties" of relationship ; these shall give
him peace at the last; these are the
best foundation for every species of
benevolence. 1 rejoice to hear, by cer
tain channels, that, you, my friend, are
reconciled with all your relations. 'Tis
the most kindly and natural species of
love, and we have all the associated
train of early feelings to secure its
strength and perpetuity. —Charles Lamb.
i a- An old fellow of the ultra inquisi..
tive order asked a little girl on board a
train, who was sitting by her mother, as
to her name, destination, etc. After
learning that she was going to Plailadel
phio, he asked :
"What motive is taking you thither,
my dear ?"
"I believe they call it a locomotive,
eir," was the innocent reply.
ear An ungallant old physician, bay
ing been called to attend a lady, who
had struck a thorn in her foot, and was
frightened at what she supposed to be
symptoms of lockjaw, put a quietus
upon her ejaculations, if not upon her
fears, by roughly exclaiming :
"Madam, I have never seen a woman
die with the lockjaw,"
Sr "And ye have taken the tee-total
pledge, have ye 2" said somebody to an
Irishman; " Indade I have, and am not
ashamed of it either." "And did not
Paul tell Timothy to take a little wine
for his stomach's sake ?" "So he did ;
but my name is not Timothy, and there's
nothing the matter with my stomach."
sr During the prevalence of the late
eclipse, an enthusiastic colored individ
ual in Norfolk, Va., became greatly
elated. " Dress de Lord," said he,
"nigger's time has come at las—he's
free, and now we're gwine to hab a black
sunsurely de master ob glory am wid
de colored folks."
go - What is the difference betwe
belle and a burglar ? One wears fals
locks and the.other false keys.
ar Sir. Josh Billings remarks, and
be knows:—" It's dreadful easy to be a
fool. A man may be one and not know
alibtgenkut Vonsiliania 4tturnal fax 14e ffiente
MARIETTA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1866.
From the Home Weekly.
Lost and Restored.
Dr D. A. W. PERKINS.
The history of our lives furnishes
some few particular pages which, above
all others, we are wont to remember ;
some few striking events which outlive
a multitude of others, and which cling
to us consecrated to memory, with their
pleasant or painful reminiscences.
During the winter of 185-- the writer
of this was teaching a district school in
a small country town in one of the New
England States. It was a pleasant and
agreeable neighborhood, made of thrifty
farmers well to do in the world, intelli
gent and of a high, social character ;
which is so much towards smoothing the
rugied path in ateacher's life. Nothing
is Bo discouraging and disheartening to
one who takes upon himself or herself
the responsibility ofleaching, as to have
an ignorant, a meddlesome and fault
finding class of parents and guardians,
anxious to make trouble and contention
out of the slightest pretext. The fami
lies in this district, with which I had to
deal, were, all sociable, pleasant and hos
pitable, with one exception ; and this
household consisted of father, mother, a
boy of fifteen, and - two little girls, one
five and the other seven years of age,
The father had once been wealthy ;
had once been highly respected; but
habits of intemperance had gradually
grown upon him until, no longer able to
control himself, he began to sink rapidly
under this destructive vice. The farm
was soon mortgaged, the fences were no
longer repaired, disorder and ruin began
their reign over the premises ; while
around the fireside poverty, brawls and
wretchedness began to creep in upon the
unguarded genius of domestic life. Af
ter I had become comfortably situated
and acquainted with the people in the
district, I heard this story with feelings
of mingled sympathy and sadness, and
ri calved to bring a new influence to bear
upon this unfortunate family, and en
deavor to arrest a further descent into
the depths of misery. The boy of fif
teen was a brave, intelligent lad, of a
manly bearing, but always wore a sad
and dejected countenance. Ile keenly
felt the disgrace which his father had
brought upon them. He was a good
student; loved his books, and these were
his only society, for he never mingled in
the games or sports of-the boys.
I made him my confidant in many
things, in order that, in time, he would
make me his. I admired him for his'in
tegrity and for his ability ; I pitied him,
too, from the bottom of my heart, for
upon his head the blind and infatuated
father seemed to pour the vials of his
I visited the family, but was treated
by the father with provoking insolence.
I was told to go about my business and
let his alone. I could accomplish noth
ing. I grieved over their unfortunate
condition, and Ralph ( for that was the
boy's name) had informed me that the
father abused them all, and that his own
life was one of deep and bitter misery.
The mother was almost broken down
beneath the weight of her cares, and
was dragging out her existence through
moments of misery and despair. Mat
ters thus went wretchedly on, and seem
ingly no hope, no consolation offered
itself to them. The neighbors, the min
ister, relatives, friends, and acquaintan
ces, had all tried, but in vain ;,apparent
ly the grave alone could bury the
defects of this husband and father.
One evening towards the close of the
term, just as I was preparing to retire,
there was a slight rap at my chamber
door; I opened it, and Ralph entered
my room ; bis'head was bleeding from a
bruise, and be was agitated and excited
from a late conflict with his father ; he
bad come, he said, to bid me good-bye
for he bad determined to leave his
wretched home and strike out into the
world for himself; he had only one re
gret, and that was in leaving his mother
and little sisters, but he could stay no
longer, he was decided and nothing
could deter him. And, as I could offer
no inducement for him to remain, I made
up a deficiency in hie clothing out of
my own wardrobe, gave him ten dollars
in money and bade him God spend upon
's unplanned journey. As he was cour-
ageous and ambitious, I felt assured that
a I even young as he was, he was well cap
able of starting forth, and eventually of
gaining some laurels in the battle of Ura
nia next day the neighborhood were
alarmed at Ralph's sudden disappear
ance; I never intimated that I was
knoiviog to hie departure, but felt rather
disposed toleave the problem to solve
itself. The father felt it keenly, for he
was not yet a brute, and this rash act
towards his own son invoked all the pa.
ternal affection which had lingered dor
mantly in his bosom. It brought him
to his senses. It caused the scales to
fall from his eyes, and enabled him to
look upon his own deplorable condition.
But, to leave the family fora moment,
I closed my school after a pleasant term
of four wouths, and in the spring, having
previously been admitted, entered the
practice of the law in a flourishing city
dew En s it.uti about a Luuured miles
tzlU %;. f ops %tiara I Lad lately
M 1 t: now out ti.Cl e.rrY7:erCe or
n:rntu.n:,:r µ :.t •:, ot,•r u n i•.J u` test
It ti r
tr . • . t.l. C . L ;
)CA. , .:1 ft:it iLti 1.1:m
tles waubood ; to trahs veterans be
co.ne worn out in the battle olIle; and
as roan:. inure drop noiseiss4 out of
el:stet:cu as the pebble sinks into the
ocean's depths. During these ten years
I had grown into a large practice, and
had bisconio so much absorbed in my
p:ofet•sino, and lost in worldly ambition
as to ul.ow the circumstances just relat
ed to be almost entirely forgotten ; not
en e'y, however, for it needed only the
el:ghtebt, mention to bring them again
fresh as ever to memory. One evening,
after a hard day's labor over a compli•
cated case, involving questions of the
nicest law, just as the sun was sinking
beneath the western horizon, I was sit
ting in my office, puffing the smoke from
a fragrant Havana, and trying for the
moment to dismiss the care and vexa
tion which had borne down upon me
through the day, when some one rapped
and I replied for them to come in, when
an intelligent and well dressed young
man entered, and, after serutiMzing me
for a moment, reached out his band with
considerable familiarity. I refused it,
lawyer-like, until I should know Whether
he were an intruder or a friend ; he gave
his name and -referred to the circum
stance which I have just related. I
then recognized my old pupil ; he had
come back to me after an absence of ten
years, and now for his story.
After he had left me that night after
the abuse from his father, he walked all
night to a neighboring town, and there
he procured employment until he. Shad
earned money enough to take him still
farther from home, when about three
years from the time of his leaving he
found himself in California, and soon
getting into business, became successful
amassed a large fortune, and now return
ed to the scenes of his boyhood, and to
learn the fate of his parents and sisters.
He had found me without difficulty, but
I could give him no information con
cerning his old home ; but the next
morning we both started in the cars for
the village where I had once been his
teacher and he my pupil. We arrived
ebout noon, and having satisfied our
selves by inquiry that the family lived
in the same old place, we proceeded
thither, which required a walk of about
a mile. We got to the house as the
family were sitting down. to dinner.
Everything about the premises bad
changed for the better since I saw them
last; the father had Wormed, but had
not regained his injured health nor re
covered his property. I entered first,
while Ralph remained in the entry.
They had not seen me often enough while
teaching in the neighborhood to remem
ber me now. I inquired if I could get
dinner, and was cordially invited to be
seated with them. The meal was a
plain but substantial one, everything ap
peared neat and tidy; there was an air
of comfort, yet an atmosphere of sorrow.
Gradually shaping the conversation, I
soon asked for Ralph, and remarked
that, roll was once his teacher, I knew
of his being a member of the household.
The tears trickled down the mother's
cheeks, and - the father heaved a heavy
groan as he said he would die with
pleasure if he only knew whether Ralph
were living or not ; he continued that
the absence of that boy was the sorrow
of his life, and if be could but hear from
him it would lift a burden from his soul.
I replied to him that his cup of happi
ness was full, and immediately arose and
opened the door,. when father and son
stood face to face. 1 will not describe
the scene that followed ; everything was,
mutually forgiven and forgotten, and a .
happier family never was sheltered be.
neath a roof. I remained all night - and
returned the next day. And not far
from my office is the counting room of a
wealthy banker, well known as Ralph
—, and occasionally an aged man,
gray and wrinkled, gives me a call at my
office, and I notice he always weeps
when I refer to my four months' teach
ing in the little village of N. •
"A well spring ofjoy," has been open
ed in the house of our cotemporary, the
editor of the Lagrange ( Mo.) American
and the consequence is the editor is so
delighted, he don't know which end he
is standing on. Just listen at him ; -
"Last Wednesday afternoon to us a
child was born, but not a son was giv
en.' We feel proud of our baby, its so
pretty and sweet, so ourbetter half says.
It's a girl of course, our wife wanted a
girl, so we gave up to her—the times
being too hard to split the difference,
and have a boy and girl both at once.
Our time will come next—see if it don't.
Our baby weighs eight pounds, and all
the ladies say that its such a pretty lit
tle angel, and looks just like its papa.
Of course everybody will know it- is
pretty when it resembles us. It.bas
black eyes, dark hair and the sweetest
little face, and the way it can cry is a
caution to a Calliope--but then its little
voice ie so charming, producing such
harmony of sweet sounds. It was the
first time we ever heard our baby's
voice, and what a thrill of happiness did
that little voice send through oar bosom.
"But we are too hippy to express our
feelings. We are at least two feet tall
er than we were before our baby was
born, and think ourselves good enough
to become a preacher. We pity every
body that hasn't got a baby, and as for
old bachelors we entertain a sovereign
contempt for them, and intend to lam
the first one that presumes:to have the
effrontery to speak to us. Poor old
maids, from the bottom of our heart we
feel sorry for them. Oh, that they could
realize the happiness of a young mother
with her first born. Young men and
young ladies, too, our advice to you is,
'Go thou and do likewise "—it will make
you feel so happy to have a baby. ' We
warn everybody not to insult us, for we
feel big enough and strong enough to
whip every one of the seceded States
back into the Union, and "a single man
wouldn't be a taste for us. We are
doubly sound on the Union issue now.
We never intend to secede from eur
TUE BEAUTY OF OLD PEOPLE.—..Men
and women make their own beauty or
their own ugliness. Sir Edward Bnlwer
Lytton speaks in one of his novels of a
man "who was uglier than ha had any
business to be," and, if he could but
read it. every human being carries his
life in his face, and is good looking or
the reverse as that life has been good or
evil. On our features the floe chisels of
thought and emotion are eternally at
work. Beauty is not the monopoly of
blooming young men and white pink
maids. There is a slow growing beauty
which only comes to perfection in old
age. Grace belongs to no period of life
and goodness improves the longer it ex
ists. I have seen sweeter smiles on a
lip cf seventy than I ever saw on a lip
of seventeen. There is the beauty of
youth, and the holiness—a beauty much
more seldom met, and more frequently
found in the arm-chair by the file, with
grandchildren around its knee, than in
the ball room or the promenade. Hus
band and wife who have fought tile
world side by side, who have made com
mon stock of joy and sorrow, and grown
aged together, are not unfrequently
found curiously alike in personal ap
pearance and in pitch and tone of voice
—just as twin pebbles on the beach ex
posed to the same tidal influences, are
each other's alter ego. He has gained
aleminitte something which brings his
manhood into full relief. She has gain
ed a masculine something which acts as
a foil to her womanhood.
ear A royal wedding—the marriage
of the Princess Mary of Cambridge to
Prince" Teck—took place at Kew, Eng
land, Jane 12, in presence of the Queen
and almost every member of the royal
family. The church was crowded with
the haute monde. The ceremony was
performed by the B/hops of Canterbury
and Winchester. „fter the services
and a superb dejeuner, the happy pair
took their departure for Ashbridge -
Park, the seat of Earl Brownlow. On
leaving, the fair bride , was nearly cover
ed with a shower of white slippers thrown
after the carriage for luck.
er Young Parisiaria who do not pay
their tailor's billi are published in the
air Amusement for young tsdieq on s
wet afternoon--knitting their breve.
° Got a Baby."
VOL. XII.-NO. 51.
For the Mariettian.
Lager Beer as a Medicine
Those that recommend the use of beer
'as a medicine, maintain that it not only
affords nourishment to the feeble and
'debilitated, but also supports vitality in
periods of great prostration. We have
already shown, in a former article, that
the nourishing properties of Grain, be
come disorganized through malting, and
are not only unfitted to sustain life, but
become, through this changed condition,
potent causes of disease. Food nourish
es by the changes that it undergo.. in
the process of digestion; it is absorbe?,
transformed, and assimilated ; substat.'
cea that do not undergo these changes
in the body, cannot afford it any nour
ishment whatever. Alcohol enters the
-stomach and is quickly taken out by the
absorbent vessels and carried by the
circulation, unchanged, to the lungs and
other outlets; to be thrust away. In
every stage of its removal it retains the
identity by which it is detected an the
exhalations of the drinkers breath.
The autopsy of persons who have died in
a debauch, always indicate alchohol in
the circulation of the brain, in so dis
tinct a form as to be indicated by the
smell and by burning. Bat beer con
tains but six to tea per cent of Alcohol,
say its deferders, this is trae—but its
other elements exist in such an impala.
table state of decomposition, that to
withdraw the Alcohol, would leave a
nauseating slop that the most devoted
drinker would repulse with disgust ; it
is, therefore, the Alcoholic property
alone, that popularizes it as a medicine,
as well as a beverage. And it is this
property that occasions vital resistance,
when introduced into the human system,
and upon this effect of its presence has
been established the theory that liquors
support vitality, this is one of the most
caluntitous delusions of the present age
-one that is sweeping from the earth
more victims than barbarism and pesti
Life consists of a succession of chem.
gee, the tissues of the body are constant
ly wearing away, while °there are being
formed ; so there is an unceasing build
ing up and wearing down as long as life
continues; any substance that, when
introduced into the system, obstructs or
arrests these changes, does but injure.
Liquors possess that antiseptic property
that prevents change, this animal or veg
etable matter, if placed in alcohol, can
be preserved for years. This antiseptic
quality it possesses when in the human
body as well as out of it, hence when it
is used, great activity follows on the
part of all the organs surrounding the
seat of the stomach, to expel! it, and
this excitement is regarded as an in
crease of strength, when it is simply an
augmented expenditure of power. An
excited condition of any bodily function
is not health promoting, but is disease
producing, whether t be caused by ter
ror from without, or obnoxious matter
within ; for in either case there is a pro
portionate depression tbat follows the
preternatural excitement or disturbance.
The feeble feel stronger from the use of
beer, for a time, because their remaining
vitality is being rapidly consumed, but
the vital powers soon become exhausted
in the struggle, and then the alcoholic
medicine is said to have lost its effect,
and other preparations are experiment
ed with, until the entire fund of life is
wasted away, and the victim finds relief
in death. " But some persons who are
suffering from debility use beer and re
gain their health," this is the result of a
large fund of vitality, sufficient to cast
off both the original disease and its ally,
but the recovery in such cases is lees
complete, and always is at the expense
of a greater expenditure of power than
if beer were not used ; those that get
well when it is used, would be sure to
regain their health much sooner without
it; and in cases where there is barely
sufficient strength to cleanse the system
of disease, the additional burthen of the
liquor invariably turns the scale and the
patient cannot recover, Lager beer
cannot, therefore, afford strength to the
human system under any circumstances,
and is always a cause of disturbance and
injury, and imperils health and life when
ever used. B. S.
or A story is told of a native of the
"green isle of Erin," who with a neigh.
bor had just landed from en emigrant
ship. Noticing a brass button on the
sidewalk, be picked it up, and, turning
to the other, exclaimed " See here,
Jamie ; what a due country this is, to
be sure, where you git guineas wid
bundles on ''em I" He bad doubtless
found'a difficulty in picking tip guinea*