Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, 8 Kasım 1860, Page 1

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated 8 Kasım 1860 Page 1
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NSW SERIES, VOL. 5, NO.44. J. XV. XURltlS,Proprietor. &jje ©ttumtoa Counrr. 18 PUBLISHED EVERT THURSDAY IN X»TT*£:RO-Z-S BX^OGZ:, (THIRD FLOOR) OTTUMWA, WAPELLO CO., IOWA, Br J. W. & G. P. MORRIS. E S INVAHIABLY IN ADVANCE One copy, perreST ............ #1,80 KourcnpIeJ 6,00. Ten u ....*12,00. Twenty" 84,00. Persons wishing to subscribe for ale««ttmethoDone year can do RO by remitting tlie amount they wish to b« no appropriated. In no oa*c» will wc entornew Dames unless they are accompanied with money. From the Court Journal, Sept. fi. Romantic Story. THE SISTER OF THE FRENCH EMPRESS. The death of the Duchess d'Albe ha* given a terrible check to the family of the Empress much unite 1, and, ii spite of the h:gh posi tion to which the fairest scion of tho house of Montijo has arrived, until now but seldom separated. The nature of tho illness with which the Duelled was afHicled, rendered fro n the first all hope of recovery doubtful, and for tho last nth she was wavering be tween life anrl dea'.h. The crisis, which took place during tho stay of the E npress, at Lex Bonnes, was decisiva. From that crisis she never rallied, and remained prostrate and almost inanimate, scarcely to be called in pier, will have done much towards restoring the calm of hor Majesty's mind before retnrn life, thereafter. The Emperor, who had been apprised by telegraph, while at Merseilles, of Participate in the joy which the duke's pro the inevitable approach of tho fatal catastro phe, had wisely urged the departure of the E npress from Frarce, lest she should be sailed to attend hor sister's dyin^ moments. The sea, with all its inconvenience and trying was far less to be dread ad than the moral effect of the sad event to which the Empress would have been compulsorily a witness had she returned to Biarritz according to her in tention. This, the most terrible trial in hu man life, ha« been avoi led, at all events and time, the sole, sure soothor. of human !another circle among whom life has been spent than I,leath the Duchess d'Albe. The story of the rival ship in love with one for whom she was wil ling, when the truth became known, to sac rifice her own happiness, but who with equal generosity refused to accept the sacrifice, is well known at Madrid. The Due d'Albe was the most elegant and fascinating of the |Ube1' much as for his own family in Madrid. It Iration was soon beheld, however, where his afFec- tions had been fixed, as he was seldom a day i in gossip talk as the suitor of onoor the other !Sl,red of the young ladies belonging to tho f.unilv. Duke's attentions in public divided among jtold front and behind them, standing in a row, d'Albe was the only one, however, whose views remained inscrutable. Meanwhile one heart was sinking with hope deferred, and A grand bal rnatq ie was given by the Queen. She resolved that this occasion which is always considered one wherein the greatest freedom of speech is permitted— should put an end to t'ie uncertainty which was eating her very heart away. Alone of all the family she excused herself from at tendance at the ball. Aided in her romantic When the family carriage had driven from the door, she rose, and disguising herself in a long black domino, instead of the brilliant mythological costume which had been pre- masque" tone adopted on tho like occasions- hU real and assumed character urged him to compliance with a lady's wish, and iratno diately turning frem the group of friends with whom he was conversing, he gallantly offered his hand to the domino, and led her, with a compliment, to the quadrille just then forming beneath the middle chandelicr of the great gallery. Can you not fancy how tho heart of that young girl must have beat, as determined to attain the object for which she had run this risk, she whisporod in her partner's ears words of deep meaning, upon which her whole future life hung? Can you not fancy how that stricken heart must have faltered when the words of truth, bright with his un stained honor, fell from tho lips of the duke For the first time, perhaps, the name of the real object of his love was breathed by him. It was the eldest daughter of the Countess de Montijo to whom he was devoted, and to her was he resolved to disclose the secret on this very night. No hope could therefore remain to the unhappy victim who had sought the secret which was to be her own condemna tion. She withdrew from the hall. What had she to seek further amid that gay throng She hurried home and flung herself in des pair upon the couch she had left but to seek the despair with which the years of her fu ture life wero to be embittered. At dawn the ladies returned from tlte hall. All were glad and joyous—but one above the rest and she could not resist the temptation to geek her best friend in order to make her position had inspired. She cntorcd softly, for she thought hor friend was sleeping. She approached the bed and shrieked aloud with dismay at beholding the invalid to whom she had bidden adieu a few hours before, and who had retired for slumber in nightcap and bedgown, lying now outside the coverlet, wrapped in a blaok domino, with the mask she had worn torn from her face and clutch ed with convulsive grasp in her hand. She called aloud, but no answer was returned, in m,raent she of the heP Few people Imebftmw* regret to their in'15(,ated Pcr^™d, even by the raoon' which strea,ncd workin8 the cavaliers of the Court of Spain, and sought administered. Every help was given, and for his high name and goodly estates as after had ha'J For a long time not even gossip could point!leare nut the favored one, so equally were the,™*1 them all. It was one of tho most pleasant PeoP5e oft*n the various pretenders to their preference.— in*lture o e Due less, as well as of the i strength of mind which enabled her friend Madrid could tell at a glance for whom was intended the murderous attempt at conquest which had evidently occasioned the arming in embroidered cravats and white kid gloves, with all manner of glittering orders at the buttonhole, beneath which, after tho man- ner of men in general, the pretenders were'asa public man, not to his talents or hi.s wont to disguise their pretension. The Due powers of speaking—for these were but mod- the uncertainty which in love is mortal and was but a bad speaker, never eloquent, sub each hour increased this indecision, became one of the most sickening agony to thc fair girl, whose vigilance could detect no prefer ence either far herself or for any one in par ticular amongst her companions in the duke's assiduities so equally were they distributed eror, Alexander of Russia, that his personal amongst all. She was of too bold and deci- character was equivalent to a constitution, siye character to admit for any length of time During the wars of the Fronde, Montaigne to this unprofitable torturing of the soul. scheme by an aunt to whom she was much be powers only for mischief. We may be attached, she feigned indisposition, and re- instructed or amused by them but it is tired to bod before her companions had de parted for tho palace no suspicion was there fore aroused. pared for hor, she proceeded to the palace bred loyalty unto Virtue which can serve under the escort of her aunt. In the midst her without a livery." WhenStephen of Oola of thc splendid scene which burst upon her na fell into tho hands of his base assailants, vision as she entered the great ballroom, but and they asked him, in derision, "Where is one thought occupied her mind—she beheld now your fortress "Here," was his bold but one object amongst the highly decorated reply, placing his hand upon his heart. It crowd which swayed to and fro in the dance, i s in misfortune that the character of the It was tho Due d'Albe, whose costume she upright man shines forth with the greatest knew at once, it having been chosen for hitn lustre and when all else faiN, he takes at a general conclave in the Montijo salon some little while before. She soon managed to thread her way towards whore he stood talking eagerly, as was his wont* to one of the ladies of the Montijo family. But she at the chamber window, that the frra was insensi- ble which lay before her, and that the fea- tures were ifin tliC throcs aS n-v" of the The house wa* "oused, and the family came in haste to the bedside to behold with horror the confirmation of the suspicion which had struck them from the first Assistance haJ only just come in time —the evidence which lay before them in the shape of the empty phial and the warning ™tur* of the antidote to awhile the effect of this moment's aber- P*sf1 awa-v' reSre' ftn°ther. without paying a visit to the mansion of jelect contributed much, they say, to this de Madame Montijo, an 1 was soon established s5red 0Ttn to the m3ral of beholding the Duke the husband of The generous impulse of the bride consummation for not till she was as- that th~ disPa5r of been fortune in """-'quitted love °^rcome «le consent to her frionds ind a^ePt thc hi?he"st name SP*ln" ,n sights in Madrid to behold tho highly decora- Part'es concerned have often affirmed it ted box at the opera belonging to'Madame The re,axed Montijo occupied by the bevy of beauties, of of tho heroine of the talc divers style, complexion and ago, which the family at that time could boast, sitting in S,lch is the story the chronicles of Madrid, and many Pam who are intimate with thc ^rves of thc countenance, the -herself a happy wife and mother now-are H^ted to bear witness of its truth aml we P"1' tcft,,n0ny °f the ^ncrous to forego thc selfish indulgence in hopeless sorrow, which would have blighted both ex istences forever. Siicccs* iu Life. Benjamin Franklin attributed his success erate—but to his known integrity of char acter. "Hence it was," ho says, "that I had so much weight with my fellow citizons. I jecttomuch hesitation in my choice of words, hardly correct in language, and yet, I generally carried my point." Character creatcs confidence io men in liigh station as in humble life. It was said of tho first Emp- was the only man amongst thc French gent ry who kept his castle gates unbarred and it was said of him that his personal charac ter was worth more to him than a regiment of horse. That character is power, is true in a much higher sense than that knowledge is power. Mind without heart, intelligence without conduct, cleverness without good ness, are powers in their way, but jhey may sometimes as difficult to admire them as it would bo to admire tho dexterity of a pick pockct, or the horsemanship of a highway man. Truthfulness, integrity, and goodness —qualities that hang not Jn any man's breath —from the sense of manly character, or, as one of our old writars has it, "that in- stand upon his integrity and his courage. feared not recognition and pulling him by father or mother but worked his way by the sleeve, asked him, in the shrill "bal Last winter a little boy of six or e:ght years begged a lady to allow him to clean away the snow from her steps. He had no such ed whether he would fear to dance with one further asked if he did not fear that he could who had come to the ball with no othor pur- jn0*8°t on. The child looked up with a pose than that of treading one single rneas- porploxed and inquiring eyo, as if uncertain uro with tho hero of the night, ihe gallant! "Don John of Austria," which was the char- doubt "'Why, said ho, "don you think aoter the Duke had assumod, and in which ^°d take care of a feller, if he puts bis he wai the observed of all oVstfrvors. Both trust in him, and does thc best he can? jobs. On being questioned he confess- that ho often got little to do, and tho lady her meaning, and troubled with a new A Mississippi Slaveliolding Abo litionist. Yesterday I met a well-dressed man upon the road, and inqi ired of him if he could recommend me to a comfortable place to pass thc night. "Yes, I can," said he "you stop at John Watson's. Ho is a real good fellow, and his wife is a nice tidy woman he's got a good house, and you'll be as well taken care of there as in any place I know." "What I am most concerned about to a clean bed," said I. "Well, you are safe for that there.1* So distinct a recommendation was 9fnfSu al and when I reached the house he had described to me, though it was not yet dark I stopped to solicit entertainment. In the gallery sat a fine, s'alwart man, and a woman who in sizo and figure match ed him well. Some ruddy, fat children were playing on the steps. The roan wore a full beard, which is very uncommon in these parts. I rode to a horse-block near the gal lery, and asked if I could be accommodated for the night. "Oh, yes, you can stay here, if yon can get along without anything to eat we don't have anything to eat but once a week." "You look as if it agreed with you I reckon I'll try it for one night." "Alight, sir, alight. Why, you came from Texas, didn't you Your rig looks like it," he said, as I dismounted. "Yes, I've just crossed Texas, all the way from the Rio Grand." "Have you though Well, 1*8 be right glad to hear something of that country." He threw my saddle and bags across the rail of the gallery, and we walked together to the stable. "I hear that there are a great many Ger mans in the-Western part of Texas," he said presently. There are a great many West of the Gaud aloupe, more Germans than American born." "Have they got many slaws? "No." "Well, won't they break off and make a free State down there by-and-by?" "I should think II not impossible that they might." "I wish to God they would. I would like well to go and settle there if it was free from slavery. You see, Kansas and all tho free States are too far North for me I was raised in Alabama, and I don't want to move into a colder climate but I would like to go into a country where they have not got this curse of slavery." He said this, not knowing that I was a Northern man. Greatly surprised, I asked, "What are your objections to slavery, sir? "Objections 1 The first's here" (striking his breast "I never could bring m3'self to like it. Well, sir, I know slavery is wrong and God'll put an endto it. I'ts bound to come to an end and when the end docs ccme, there'll be woe in the land. Instead of preparing for it, and trying to make it as light as possible, we are doing nothing but making it worse and worse.— That's the way it appears to me, and I'd rather get out of these parts before it comes. Then I have another objection to it. I dont like to have slaves abdut me. Now, I tell a nigger to go and feed your horse I never know h?'s done it unless I go and see and if he didn't know I would go and see and would whip him if I found he hadn't fed him, would he feed him He'd let him starve. I've got as good niggers as any body, but I never can depend upon them they will lie and they will steal and take advantage of me in every way they dare. Of course they will if they are slaves. Butlvingand stealing are not the worst of it. I've got a family of children, and I don't like to have such de graded beings around my houso while they are growing up. I know what the conse quences are to chfldreQ, of growing up among slaves." I here told him that I was a Northern man, and asked if he could safely utter such senti ments among the people of this district, who bore the reputation of being among the most extreme and fanatical devotees of sla very. "I have been told a hundred times I should be killed if were not more prudent in expressing my opinions, but when it comes to killing, I am as good as the next man, and they know it. I never came the worst out of a fight since I was a boy. I never am afraid to speak what I think to anybody. I don't think I ever shall be." "Are there many persons here who have as bad an opinion of slavery as you have "I reckon you never saw a conscientious man who had been brought up among slaves who did not think of it pretty much as I do —did you "Yes, I think I have* good many." "Ah! self interest warp's men's minds wonderfully, but I don't believe thore are many who don't think so sometime®—its impossible, I know that they don't.** "A LOAN OS CAT.L.."—We know no trap so dangerous to men in business as that tech nically know by the namo of "a loan on call." It has a very tempting bait, and is sure during every season of catching a large number of the unwary. If the borrower ob tains a loan on time, he is likely to exercise some forecast about the method of payment.! If the time be only ten days and he has some hopes of renewal, he will still look out forthe date of maturity. But|a'demand loan like the sword Democles, hangs impending over its victim's head. If he be ready to meet it, it does him no good if he is not I ready too meet it, it will surely do him mis chief. Farther than this, the day of pay ment if that be fixed by the lender, is cer tain to be an inconvenient occasion. The very pressure which will induce the owner to call for it, will make the return of it more difficulty increases in even a greater ratio than the pressure, because it is certain also to contribute to H—-JVC 0/ (km- OTTUMWA, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, I860. 1 Tlic Eye* The eye was intended by its Maker to be educated, and to be educated tlowly but if educated fully, its powers are almost bound less. It assuredly then a thing to be pro foundly regretted, that not one man in a thousand develops the hidden capacities of his organ of vision, either as regards its utili tarian or its se-ithctic applications. The great majority of mankind do not and can not see one fraction of what they were intend ed to see. The proverb that "None are so blind as those that will not see" is as true of physical as of moral vision. By neglect an I carlessness, we have mado ourselves unable to discern hundreds of things which are be fore us to be seen. Thomas Carlyle has summed this up in the one pregnant sen tence "The eye sees what it brings the pow er to see." IIow true this is The sailor 011 the look-out can sec a ship where the lands man scs nothing the Esquimaux can dis tinguish a white fox amidst the white snow the American backwoodsman will fire a rifle ball so as to strike a nut out of the mouth of a squirrel without hurting it the Rod Indian boys hold their hands up as marks to eaeh other, certain that the unerring arrow will be shot between the spread-out fingers tho astronomer can see a star in the sky, where to others the blue expanse is unbroken the shepherd can distinguish thc face of every sheep in his flock the mosaic-worker can detect distinctions of color where others see none and multitudes of additional examples might be given of what education does for the eye. Now, we may not be called upon to hunt white foxes in the snow or, like William Tell, to save our own life ami our child's by splitting with an arrow an apple on it-s head or to identify a stolen sheep by looking in its, and swearing to its portrait but we must do every day many things essential to our welfare, which we would do a ureat deal I better if we had an eye trained as we might readily have. For example, it is not every man that can hit a nail on thc head, or drive it straight in with a hammer. Very few persons can draw a straight line, or cut a piece of cloth or paper even still fewer can use a pencil as draughtsman and fewer still can paint with colors. is not a calling in which an educated eye, nice in distinguishing form, color, size, dis tance, and the like, To describe the mode in which the eye should bo trained is not my purpose and it would be vain to attempt a description of its powers when educated to the utmost of its capabilities. But let me, before parting with it, notice that in all ages, and by all people, the eye appears to have been the most hon ored of the organs or the senses. It has owed this, doubtless, largely to its surpassing beauty, and to the glory with which it lights up the countenance. But it owes its place as queen of the senses, mainly to thc fact that its empire is far wider than those ruled over by its sisters. The ear is fabled to hear the music of the spheres, but, in reality, is limited in space to those sounds which the earth and its atmosphere yield, and in time to the passing moment. The starry abysses for it are silent and the past and the future are equally dumb. The nostrile, the tongue, and the hand, are similarly bounded, perhaps even more so but the eye so triumphs over space, that it' traverses in a moment the boundless ocean which stretches beyond our atmosphere, and takes home to itself stars which are millions I of miles away and so far is it from being fa-! tigued by its flight, that as the wise king said: "It is not satisfied with seeing." Our only physical conception of limitless infinity is derived from the longing of the eye to see farther than the fartheret star. And its empire over time is scarcely less bounded. The future it can not pierce but our eyes are never lifted to the midnight heavens without being visited by light which left the stars from which it comes untold cen turies a: o and suns which had burned out aeons before Adam was created, are shown to us as the blazing orbs which they were in those immeasurably distant ages, by beams which have survived their source through all that time. IIow far we can thus g'anee backwards along a ray of light, and literally gaze intoj the deepest reccss of time, we do not know i and as little can we tell how many ages will! elapse after our sun's torch is quenched be-} fire he shall be numbered among lost stars, by dwellers in the sun most distant from us: yet assuredly it is through the eye that we acquire our most vivid conception of what eternity in the sense of unboginning and un ending time may mean. It is most natural, then, that the eye which can thus triumph over space and time should hold the pace of honor among the senses. Of all the miricles of healing which our Saviour performed, if we accept the crowning one ot resurrection from death, none seems to have made such an impression on the spectators as the restoration of sight to tho blind. One of the "blind whose sight was restored by Christ, triumphantly declared to the doubters of the marvelousness of the miracle "Since the world began, was it not heard that any one opened thc eyc3 of one that was born blind The perplexed though not unfaith ful Jews inquired: "Could not this man, which opened the ej-es of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died And the opening of the eyes of the blind would startle us as much did we witness it now. To the end of time men will acknowl edge that He who formed the eye justly de clared of it, that "The light of the body is the eye and all tender hearts will feel a peculiar sympathy for those whom it has pleased God, in his unsearchable wisdom, to deprive of sight, and for whom in this life "Wisdom 'a at one entrance quite shut out" —Dr. Wilson. How Soon Forgottea So lately dead so soon trgotMn. 'Tis the way of the world. We flourish for a while. Men take us by the hand, and are anxious about the health of our bodies and laugh at our jokes, and we really think, like the fly on the wheel, that we have som9. thing to do with the turning of tho earth.— Some day we die and aro buried. Tho sun does not stop for our funeral everything goes on as usual we are not missed in thc streets men laugh at new jokes one or two hearts feel the wound of afHction, one or two memories still hold our names and forms but the crowd moves in its daily circle and in three days the great wave of time sweeps over our steps and washes out the last ves tige of our lives. In selecting a lawyer or doctor, one who has busines enough to give him confi dence, and not enough to make him care less. Hurrah for Lincoln A Hamlin. mm ThaStorf ot Ambition. When Jones was sixteen he was1 On one day being President. At twenty-five, Jones thought thai At forty-five his dreams had fled—* Hope and ambition both were deai, When from his toils he found release, He died—a Justice of thc Peace. Oh, youthful heart, so high and b&k, Thus is thy brief, sal story told. I^ife in Switzerland. Tho taste and skill of the Zurichers in the mechanic arts is not less decided, and the hum ofiniustry is beard literally in all hor borders. The manufacturers aro not crowd ed into one corner of a great city, but occu py the leismv First, will not be of inestimable service. For although it is not to be denied, that some eyes can be educated to a much greater extent than others, that can be no excuse for any one neglecting to educate his eye. The worse it is, the more it needs ed ucation the better it is, the more it will repay it. you Near the window is the loom. Does it seem marvelous how one of those beautiful and delicate tissues nf green, or gold or pur ple, can come forth from the midst of such a medley without spot or blemish? We can only answer, that we wonder all the same, though everything is remarkably.neat. The loom is like any other, except that it is more light and d**lica'e in its construction. The reed, through which the irarp is drawn, is fine as gossamer, andjthe shuttle for the./W limj might answer for a fair}*. The web goes underneath, and winds on a beam like any other web. of tow or of more plebian pretensions. The threads break, and fin gers which aro not at all fairy-like tie them together with marvelous celerity, and we watch the checks and stripes or figures form with never ceasing interest and amazement. These are the homes, and the happy homes, of free and industrious people, who may be said to lack nothing that is absolute ly necessary to comfort and happiness. There is none of the abject porverty which is seen in exclusively manufacturing districts, and none of the luxury attended upon suddenly acquired and immens fortunes.—Cottage* of thtJUf*. Have tlie Courage ITavithe courago to keep out of d?ht as long as possible—absolutely if you can.— Debt is a species of slavery. The creditor owns the debtor 11 tho extent of the claim, for what does the word "claim" mean, if not this? In taking aur advice, you will be but obeying the good scriptural exhortation to "owe no man anything." nave the couaage to wear your old coat or gown, until you are able to buy another upon tho good, old fashioned "pay as you go" principle—ay, and do not be afraid to have it known why you prefer this course. Your neighbors will think none the worse of you for your honest frankness. On tho contra 17, they will think all the better of you, if they are people whose good or bad opinion is worth codsidering. Have the courage to live on two meals a day—ay, even one, if two of the three you customarily took in better times, would not have to be procured with false pretences,— And what but moral, if not legal, "false pre tences," is purchasing with promise to pay, which you know in your inmost heart there is no prospect of your meeting. Have the courago to own that you are poor! No one, whose opinion is va'uable, will think any the less of y for your frank ness, but will rather esteem you tho more highly. Finally, have the courage to be truthful, qonest and just—just to your own sense of right, as well as to thrt sense of othe s. And so v«u will maintain your self reRpect, as well as the respect of your neigMors, ami these will constitute no small ca|ital to start afresh with, when "better tunes" shall have re-appeared, as ere long they will to all who have the courage to he just in their dealings and prudent in their expenditures. twm IM Content as District Judge would tja^. At thirty, ho was much elated, When for Mayor of Frogtowa nO'klthA&d. But bootless all the nomination, His rival Totnpkine graced the statkm. hours of those who live in the country. Especially is this the case with the weaving of silk. All those beautiful fabrics, which now equal those of any part of the world, are produced in the cottages scattered over hill and dale, and by those who perhaps work in the field in summer and weave silk in the winter, or devote the leisure hours of every season to this light and tasteful labor. must see the weavers, who wears a white linen cap, ornamented with gla^s beads on both sides, and tied under the chin w'th a velvet ribbon. A short, blue jacket, with light blue bodice, on which ap pears the letter V. wrought, or formed with velvet colored ribbon. What the letter sig nifies we do not know, and they do not know themselves. The house is of Yet assuredly there two stories, bulit first of timbers, and then a wall of coarse bricks or stones, covered with planter. On the first floor i a sitting room, two small rooms, and a kitchen. These arc finished with panels painted light green, looking beautifully neat. The most conspicuous object is thc great stove of potter's work, veneered and painted and wrought into three wall*, so as to spread its itenial influence in every apartment be low and above. These stoves are every where at the North, and very comfortable when thoroughly heated night and day, but require much wood, and the mild weather of SDring or autumn not very economical, un less permitted to remain cold, which is oft ten thc case Under the windows are long wooden ben ches, and before the table, set around with wooden chairs. The unfailing chest, with its various compartments, is near, and on it a tin pale and copper wash-basin a book shelf is suspended over, and on a nail nt its side a towel and brush. O11 a little table in the corner is the folio family Bible, and up on two nails over tho door rests the family gun, polished to brightness. The next ar ticle is a curious relic of tho olden times, and here we are able to state exactly what marked the times as old. When they use this term, they mean tho age of oatmeal pud ding made so "thick that the spoon would stand upright in the center. Thcso are the days their grandmothers still remember, and the great wooden spoon hangs by a string to the wall, as does also the breach-knife, with the initials of the heads of the household thereon, and the date of their marriage. It is a curious article ou which to preserve the record of so important an invent but being the one they would oftenest have to use, it is not, on the whole so inappropriate. A slate, an almanac, a looking-glass and a pair of scales, occupy their wonted posts, and in accordance with their humble offices, the cat's dish, the cricket, the cradle and stand ing-stool. Under the stove are the unoccu pied shoes and in the most honorable posi tions pictures from the Bible, Swiss history and thc never to be forgotten Black Forest clock. text. It would not be difficult to mention modern cases of a similar nature Many a be abated principally by small 1 ind own ers. We have been led to thes th -ugh's by a recent letter from Mr. Dan Hatch, of Alstead. N. H., a mechani.- and farmer subscriber, who, since 18 )4, has owned and cultivated a little farm of 2 acres and OS rods. The barley, 10 bushels potatoes, 64 bushels turn-' ips, and 2 cart loads pumkins. In l*o5, the 5f. bushels carrots, 20 bushels potatoes, 37 U bushels peas, and a cart load of pump kins. In 1850,4 tons hay. It bushel* com, 17 bushels "A L.i!tle Farm Well Tilled." Or. IJvinv«tonc, tlie Explorer iu Taking this text, the Springfield, (Mass.)i Africa Heard from* ttfp'ihiirnn. says large estates are seddom Livingstone is on'ctly awaiting in South roductive in "proportion small ones A I is a class of property toat cannot take the eldest of his two daughter? married, she received as a dowry, one third of the fathers vineyard. This diminished the sup rficial area of his property, but by bestowi ir the same labor on what remained, his profits Were undiminished. At length the young est daughter married, and again the paternal acres were sundered and apportioned. The aainc industry was applied to the one-third lefr, as had previously been bestowed np n the whole when together. To the surprise of the venerable husbandman, there care of itself, and rarely piys a dividend «t -auier which tho lord* of the admrality without great pains from its owner. Hence have just s^nt out, to replace the old *nd iometimes thc smaller the farm the greater vr)rn-out boat with Which he has been stenm the pr. fit. A few acres well cultivated mny |. potatoes, 70 bushels carrots, 2« ku the ple supolv from the garden for two families, and not ling is included above, except what ocri trees, six of which are in bearing, and have, Where is the owner of a hundred acres' that gets as much product in proportion to his land The cases are rare, but not im possible. Depend upon it. nothinsr pays bet ter for high feeding than land. This starv inr the soil is the cause of much ofthe com plaint of bail luck in farming. High culture is the only elixir to develope fully either farms, cattle or men. How to Rear Children. Here is a chapter of instructions,address ed to parents, from HUT* Journal of Heath. 1. Children should not go to school unto six years old. 2d. Should not learn at home during that time more than the alphabet, religious teach ings excepted. 3d. Should be fed with plain substantial food, at regular intervals of not less than four hours. 4. Should not be allowed to sat anything within two hours of bed time. 5 Should have nothing for supper but a single cup of warm drink, such as very weak tea of some kind, or cauibrick tea or warm milk and water, with one sliuc ol cold bread and butterr—nothing else. 6. Should sleep in sepcate beds, on hair matrasses, without caps, feet first well warm ed by the fire or rubbed with the hands un til perfectly dry extra covering on the lower limbs, but little on the body. 7. Should be compelled to be out of doors for the greater part of the daylight, from af ter breakfast until half an hour before sun d?wn, unless in raw, damp weather, when they should not be allowed to go outride the door. AN IMMENSE HOTRI..—The commodate 1200 OLD SERIES, VOL. ia,NO.*« TTR.MS--*1,50.In Advance. the srrivil of lh and s,r 1 1 man saerices profit on the altar .f an insane i ... scarcely extfipts greerl of land. I bition for more land, by a »or farm *r, will 1 sup1icd ,)e S(V nient, will be accounted a crimtna'. oj ... «r i person ha either alejjalor amoral right tojcin ^iUOn- a.a: mutant one t. act in ths perpetrate an evil, an.l what else can we call nighborhood of the Shire is especially fitted a weedy soil, an unsightly barren, or an nf- f)r the culture of sea-inland cotton. fensive quagmire These are nu:sauces to constant increase of productive power is of election day, and that solitary horseman worth examining. In 1S54 he raised 1 ,vas carried from an important township iri tons of hay. IffI bushel* of corn fi bushels of TSC bushels beets, 1J bushels each peas and crowd, ho Ins township gone beans. "Gentleman," repeated the solitary horse* During all this time, he has had an am- 8. Never limit a healthy child as to sleep .. long as nard as I could, and then you come ing or eating except at Bupper but compel regularity as to both it is of great impor tance. 9. Never threaten a child, it is cruel, un just and dangerous. What you have to do do it, and be done with it. 10. Never speak harshly or angrily, but mildly, kindly, and when really needed firm ly—no more. 12. By all means arrange it so that the i last words between you and your children at, bed titne, especially the younger ones, shall be words of unmixed lovingness and affec tion. Liudall Hotel, at St. Louis, approaches completion. Its constiuction will cost over $700,000 nuests, the largest hotel in the woild, tar exceeding- speed, and, of course Cuuld not be stopped, in size any in New York or Philadelphia. I The engineer remarked to the person on the The front 011 Washington street is 270 feet engine, that that was the first person he had and its depth is 227 feet. It will easily ae- icab'e e wn ,h, be more remunerative than twice the acres I ....... Carelessly run over. The story of the^ old tributaries. A concise and mteres vineyard owner is a case in point. When ting acount of tho geography and ethn 1 rgy o" the valley watered by the mo im portant of these tributaries, th Shire, was sent bv h'.n to th» iti^'i association, and reid at its last v}t:ng. He d^seribos the wh le regi n as '.aut ful and healthy, and thc soil as rich and productive. The natives are docile, arid eag-*r for trade. The river is navigable at all seas »ns for 150 miles, with the excep'.ion of a space of thirty miles, i wh re the c\tarac's i npcdel the progress Of still no difference in the profit, and late ml 1 life he learned tho important l^son of our r» waterg of the Zimbe.i »t«ra r. vingstone dwell, moro em- phatical'y than ever upon the otton growing CA ^lUi^o'this portion of Africa. lie O uch «h-n MoMinM. ^n-, 1 be prima facie evidence of lunacy and when ^vhen tho vadev oft le Shire and the Nyassa the man who blocks tho wheels of pr gess,, shall furnish the looms of Manchester a quati by persisting t) hold unimproved lands titvofthe raw material as great as that now such exorbitant rates as to preclude improve- ir own cotton belt, when 1 Land ownership is not all that is required he says lat no pa o tho World bott in good farming. High farming isaccoinpa- adapted to the growlh of this plant, which nied with limited acres. Ihe time is coning, piav8 an in portant role in commerce ltiHcs He look, fward to the d» 0. _r ,thorn the county T'ledj' States ofthe Amcri- A Tremendous Fast Horstf* Many years ago a so'i'ary horseman miglt hive been seen swiftly riding towards To led Ohio. The sun had just set in tha western rizon. 'Twas the dose, in short, All bat the one wc speak of had be3n hear(l from al record is lost, except that his carrots were of this very township wa3 needed to tell how increas"d to 'J3 bushels, and his turnips to ciunty had gone. r»s bushels I n lH.ofi, his crops were 2 tons le l^th the solitary horseman arrived hav, 2o bushels potatoes, 13 bushels corn, ju-r »J Go bushels carrots, 50 bushels turnips. 4 !,a Taledo' and the v0te and reinc1 bushels barley, 1 bushel pe:.s. and bushels 1 efie toe Induna House. A big crowd 0-' beans In 1857, he had from his ground 3'D^mo'rats and Whigs rushed for th» tons hay, 6 bushels barley, 8 bushels corn, I newg( ltn h" UP .. .. bushels turnips, bushels beans f! Better time, said ths solltaiy borsemafl, bushels pen*. In 1838,1 tons hay, 14bush- looking at his w itch, "was never made by a els corn, 40 bushels potatoes, 70 bushels car- lire horse! Fifteen mdex in thirty-two min rots, 30 bushels other roots, 1 b» *hl bean* me., what d'ye think of thnt, gentlemen?" yetted t..e excited disrcrn3:nb3r. It went either Dem. or Wai», but I was harvested in the autumn. Besides 011 with tho speed of this'ere hoss, that I forgot the same ground, he has a sma'l supply of vvhich but gentlemen," roared the excited cherries, plunis and currants, and apple jlorscman VJ been so taken up rjsin.» jn his saddle and frantica'- i^ yielded from 2 to 22 bushels p-.r annum. Ho h' waving his whip in the air, "you may just also states that his carrots have grown year after year on the same 15 square rods of ground. His cultivation consists in plowing with one yoke of cattle as deep as he can, once in the autumn and twice in the spring. He applies about 4 loads of barn yard ma nure in the soring, broadcast, and uses ash es and other fertilizers. His absorbents are brakes, shaving's, and turf, and he usually has enough of those things to hold the liq uids. rest satisfied on one point allcrcaUoa can't beat this horse!" Innocent Flirtation. A ffirt is always innocent. Young ladies who skip abut from one resort to another to engage the attentions of young men who are susceptible of beauty, little think of the dangers which beset such a course. We say a flirt is always innocent, meaning thereby that she intend* herself no harm.— Men—-the majority of them—are not so fool ish as to be deceived in the character of a young lady who goes about indiscriminately among male acquaintances. They really perceive that a friendship, if it can be so called, regulated by flirtation, has no claim upon their honor, and consequently any advance towards intimacy on their part can only be factious, leading them to take any advantage when opportunity offers. The record is conclusive on this point, Criminali tp lurks benoath these innocent flirtations, boldly apparent to those who can compre hend thc unscrupulous nature of man's pas sions. Fathers and mothers who have daughters will do well to give this subject earnest attention, and so exercise their con trol that sorrow may never fall at their door, og- jfti^ount of innoeent conduct. A Comnen Domestic Scetfi^'' "Nancy, my dear, did John black them, boots? "How should I know I hain't got noth ing to do with your boots—this is washing day." "But «r kwe, ym needn't spaak set cross." "Speak cross! I didn't." "Oh, yes, you did." "I say I didn't."' "By gracious! wottt stand this It's too bad to be treated in this way. I'll leave you madam. I will have a seperation." Was ever a woman so abused! Here I've been washing and scrubbing all day home and act so tonie just 'cause 1 don't know nothing about your boot*. Oh, it's too bad—boo! boo! boo! boor* 'Hem! Well, I didn't mean to make yotr cry. Never mind, I reckon John has blacked my boots. Is them ere sassengcrs to be fried for supjier." Y e s y e a I o 'em for you jiartic u'arlv." nosts.—The queer sights at nigbt^ on. the Chicago and Burlington Railroad, still continue. An engineer on the road says that, as he was approaching Gaiesburg, a f.w nights since he suddenly saw a woman standing upon the track, a!tout ten feet It js ahead of the engine. The train was at full evor and tlw Iwjarders ... .can take a walk of a mile and a half before !Arr,"nK during his railroad experience, at break fits t, lv go'ng through the several halls hghts back to the spot where he saw thc wo-. no one of them twice. Thc establishment man, but no-sign or trace of anything was has been leased by the Messrs I.eland Broth-. there. There was no body—no blood—no ers, of New York, and will bo finished and maiks upon the track. Next morning the arranged under the supervision of Mr. search was renewed, with no better succes. George W. Pearson, for many years the. It is said that lights have been seen, lighting superintendent of thie Revere House, in Bos^ several acres of land with Qw lorilliancy 1 ton. 1 noon-day.—Ihnrl- Eye. the dejH*f he sent men and & Pi it

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