The Lone Star, and Texas Ranger. (Washington, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 13, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 15, 1853 Page: 1 of 4
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rTTjJtarry xrry7h ygJ-Elt fr-TTTa:SIgyfC?gKr..?-,'t y
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sy. aa a Business Talent.
always, commendable, but it is
yarded in the light of business
any a man's fortune lias been made
tbe sacrifice of a sincle quality
..and 'the success nf riv.il in
tfaaejBUiSBO ""accountable, may many
t lffisESSpi? 5iPianauo11 ISSy-R2SS10? DJ
gjxirjyDf a rare quality of courteonsness.
roleasaafc manner neverJessenedthe worth
ofP8 "commerce- It never, made
a ruteFjfeoi les at hcime, or leES satisfied
nriilpllfgai" Sut; the want tof it,has
ia5etor jrepjflsiye, and its goods undesir-
aljlejHS , ' -v .
facy persons beat off every commendation
of courtesy asihough it was.a mere matter of
anxjctaunn, and ibe place for its display was i
tbejdmg-joom or the pall, it bis is all fol-
ly4urtesy is a grace of character that be-
longjpo thevwhole man, to all that be is, to
evcrahiQ a ne docs. We remember an
occSncnce &at anost forcibly arrested our
youtfaal attention tovthis grace of manner-
JF heCDf United States Senator Charles
-sSnmserwas Hish Sheriff of the county of
uffoSIassachusetts, and on on6 qccaslon a
cri3alra,to be executed, and gave this
tsomfmgn1i.to the sheriff: " Sir- as X vinsl
Dejiaf iPis a pleasure to oe nuag py. vow."
OnjBIie other band", when vre arc forced to do
h:iL it i. iM- i : i.sn,.
jtHiH & i-vr" ,.iv -Uiusi uuug
attHito omckjoasctrnd rough
ianv times have we heard the re-
I was not forced to no to that
counting-room, I'd ceaseto-day all visits
there. TltTS like gravel in the teetb to bave
-j j sfi h a . fc, ifeiuc ssgssasrsEB3&?v s p-i k , fev.,sfe y . mr
k VK MIT V inrmTB A B1?1- Thc star-sPglcil Banner, 0! longfcyit ave, H'Fll Af H A TTf - TO PAT TTTf ?
IX &JXmihtl lllJB W OX cilX Juft O'er the lantl of Hie free, and thc lipnie of the Lrare. - U JBJS1U IsJOJjL X Xla XIll X UcbX X llzd
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WASHINGTON, TEXAS. SATURDAY, OCTOBER IS, M
antbln4oao "with that man." And when
jiecessify-cnds, trade ceases. Want of courte-
syrlves. away all trade that can be as success-
fullynducted elsewhere; and Therefore a lit-
ltle5bjt-z?? to expend on customers the mor-
bidelinss that some raistake or ill fortune
bas,escited,and a little care that a stranger
mayupposed o know a gentleman from a j
bopfjynight be found by many as great a busi
Des'rtelenlasjguictness at figures, or shap-
sightednpssio discern the read demands .of
ayMscour5cmay ivantan animated no,
!&sieaarface and ro jmafc itfiowj
tjac$stui,Tcinemucr, u you nean to please,
igiprsar point TVitumouesty una case.'
There are more violations of tbe command-
Inent iiffihott shall not steal " than are enu-
mefateiHn our criminal code or investigated
byllga-isaiid juries. " Procrastinatibn "
longo got a bad character as " the thief of
Smbut ho is not the only one, and Jay no
meansjhe worst of those who steal that piicc-
lessiarticles- JPurloiners of watches are not
ibeSnly people who steal your time. '
Sorestof every Tarietv and calibre. " smooth'
FEi- .i, iT . t' . , ' ------
oores anu screw cores," steal your time
as ly as if it were of as much value to
thcia3 to yoa3 which by-tbe-by, it never is,
yr will be- Then there are the thieves of
ideasj a more excusable class of culprits,
sincegthe plea of exteme poverty can usually
jeqrgetin extenuation -of thearceny. An-
olSeJwass of thieves are those who steal ad-
icejjmamly rrom doctors and lawvers. But
exsppteffinishment is pretty apt to follow
tbeiee. In tho one case thev mav t
lbooded" and in the other poisoned.
les, nowever, they only get rebuffed,
shall I take, doctor ?'rBaida sick
"after boring a learned pbysican with a
tedious statement of his case, and with tbe
oDTiOus expectation of getting an opinion for
Tlie UestrlctiveJaws of tike Oiaen
' xTiracs. i -
TVe were icadlngr"Tecentlv, a history of
-Connecticut, from its first settlement under
Geo. I?enwick, down to the Revolution. The
volume was originally published in London,
in 17S1, and re-printed at New Haven in
1792 ; and we found some curious enact-
ments therein. Here are some of the' laws :
" Whoever wears cloths trimmed with gold,
silver, or bone lace, above two shilling by the
yard, shall be presented by the grand jurors,
and the selecmen shall tax the offender at
300 estate. "
A debtor, in prison, swearing ho hath no
estate, shall "be let out, and sold to make sat-
" Io one shall read the book of Common
Prayer, keep Christmas or S.iints days, make
minced pies, dance, play cai ds or play on
j any instrumental music, except the drum,
crumpec, ana dewsnarp. "
" Ifhe Sabbath fay shall begin at sunset on
" No woman shall kiss ber child on the
Sabbath or fasting day.1'
" No one shall travel, cook victuals, make
beds, sweep bouse, cut hair, or shave on the
"ao one shall jun on the Sabbath day, or
walk in bis garden, or elsewhere, except rev-
erently to and from meeting."
"Nopnc to cross a river, but with an au-
thorized feiryman ? "
" No food or lodging shall be afforded to
a Quaker, Adamito or other heretic."
" Every male shall have his hair cut round
according to a cap," &c. &.c.
We find the following account of a punish-
ment inflicted for entertaining heietics, on one
Deacon Potter, whom Cotton Mather says
was verily guilty, and that he had a fair, legal
and candid trial, and was convicted on ood
"'Deacon Potter," says Mather, "was
hanged for beresy and apostacy, which con-
sisted in sbowing hospitality to strangers who
came to his house in the night, among whom
were Quakers, Anabaptists and Adamites."
His wife betrayed him for hiding thespies,
auu ccuuiu" iuvuj unity iu iicubu tuciu yt gsji
also a political offence tbe remedy for whiclFl
Tltc PJiIIosopli'' of At!vevtisiijr
jilt would be worth any Qnes-wbUe who
desires to study thejphilosophy of advertising
to watch the difference in the course of tbiee
or four years in the business of two tradesmen
who stai ted -with equally fair prospects, one
of whom advei ti$cd judiciously while the oth-
er did not adveitise at all. The chances aie
ten to one that while the latter was sti uggling,
but little if any more advanced than when he
started, the former would have made himself
a name and be lapidly progressing to the
head of his profession."
" The philosophy of advertising," Yes,
verily, there is a philosphy in advei rising, and
it is demonstrated, most foicibly set forth in
'thousands of foi tunes it has made. In the
success which it has brought to the efforts of
enterprising, thinking, calculating men. Ev-
ery man who begins business, no matter in
what depaitment advertises the same, in
some way or other. J3oinc advertise more ju-
diciously than others Some are content to
adveitise the people that they do particular
kinds of woik, or have certain kinds of goods,
wares and mci chandise to dispose of, at cer-
tain places, simply by keeping open doors,
and displaying the commodities within, or
tools of trode as the case may be. In these
cases, the public are notified only when they
happen to pass along this way. It is a re-
markable fact that such men never do a hea-
vy, or brisk, active, stiiring business and are
slow in getting customeis. There are others
who undeistand the rcat secret of success
better than this, and who send little messages who coins body and soil into thc few poor
A. Hiixuaii Bci? wifJjjoilsinjr- to Do
Most" miserable, woithy of most profound
pity, is such a being The most insigniGcant
object in nature becomes a souice ofenvy
Thc biids waible on every spray in ccstacy of
joy ; the tiny flower, hidden from all eyes,
sends forth its fiagiance of full happiness;
tho mountain sticam dashes along with a
sparkle and murmur of puie delight. Thc
object of their creation is accomplished, and
their life gushes foi th in harmonic w ork Oh,
plant! oh, stieam! worthy of admiration, of
worship, to the wretched idler ! Here arc
powers ye never dreamed of, faculties divine,
cteinal ; a head to think, but nothing to con-
centrate the thoughts ; a hearc to love, but
no object to bathe with the living tide of af-
fection ; a hand to do, but no work to be
done; talents unexercised, capacities unde-
veloped ; a human life thrown away, wasted
as water poured forth in the deseit. Birds
and flowcis, ye are gods to such a mockery of
life ! Who can describe the feaiful void of
such an existence, the yearning for an objoct,
the self-reproach for wasted powers, the wea-
riness of dailylife, the loathing of pleasure,
thc frivolity, and the fearful consciousness of
deadening life ; a spiritual paralysis, which
hinders all response to human interest ; when
enthusiasm ceases to arouse, and noble deeds
no longer calUfoith the tear of joy ; when thc
world becomes a blank, humanity a far-off
sound, and no life is left but the heavy be-
numbing weight of personal hopelessness and
desolation. Happier fat is the toiling drudge
noibin. . " Take." said the jJirPWfTIlnlfl k-
--, iu a.n.tauui auviCC, DV all " So mnn M,nni.nWWuLta.S35-
m the faith, and faithful to his dominion
through a variety Gf channels, to their
friends, all over the country inviting a call
the invitation is accepted, too, and thc term
u fatness," is a term which applies to the business-
of these piactical, advertising " phi-
iosophers." How important to bu&iness men,
to learn this " philosophy," and 3 ct many of
them wont pieferring to drive a lean busi-
ness. Carolina Spartan
Many persons who are very expert in the
use of the rifle, know nothing of the principle
on which it operates, and would be at a loss
if asked why a grooved ban el throws a ball
truer than a smooth bore. The
A little nonsense, now and then,
la relished by the Tvisest men.
shillings that can only keep his family in a
long starvation ; he has hope unceasingly to
light him, a duty to perform, a spark of love
within that cannot die ; and wretched, weary,
iinlmman as his life mav be. it is of loval
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distance of life and death from the poor, per-
hapspamporcd, wretch who is Cursed foi hav-
ing no woik to do.
iSev Yorlt Five Department.
There are in thc city of New York, thirty-
two engines, and three building ; forty-four
hose carriages in good order, and two build-
ing ; nine hook and ladder trucks in good or-
j der. Eorty-tbice thousand two hundred feet
4 Tjie Tree nat JNever Fades.
- ;&lary";said G-eorgc, " next summer I
wljnot.lbavc a gs-rden. Our pretty tree is
dying, and I won't love another tree as long
asOig I will have a bifd next summer,
u ani that will stay all winter. " ,&
" George, don't you remember my bcauti-
?H1 canary ? It died in tbe middle of the
summer, and we planted bright flowers in the
?H2? wtcrc tt"e buried it. My bird did not
fecfaslong as tbe tree."
1tW:ell, Ion'tseeas we can love any-
3p?- ucar m6ie orotner died before the
bl-and I ioved him better than any bird or
sgfci!e3oriiower. Ok, I wish we could bave
fpmetblng to. love that wouldn't die ! " "
- The day passed. Inuring the schoolhours
gicorge and Mary Lad almost forgotten that
their tree was dinner .nfc . i.-: it
drew their chairs to the table where theirJ
juierwas sitting, and began to .arrange thc
gs they had been gathering, thc remem-
rance of ihe tree came unon tlmm .
"Mother," said Mary, J0U may give
tnese seeoVto cousin John ; I never want an-
-- "JW d(lcd GeoiSb pushing tbe papers
inwbich be bad carefully folded them towards
jus mother, "yoa may give them all away.
, Jrfould find some seeds of a free that
wpaever fade, I should like then to have
aj9SllA -1 ndcr, mother, if there Vcr
'""Tos, George, I have read of a garden
wkereihe trees never die."
JfeA reaf garden, mother r"
, t my on- Jn the middle of the gar-
den, I bave been told, there runs a pure ilver
of water, clear as crystal, and on each side
" of tL4&s U,e trcc of life atree that
never fadesT The gai den is Heaven. There
jjrpti may.love, and love forever. There will
. - -w rUVam uu iauiUT mere. JjBt vnnr
reasurebe in thc tree of lift nnrl rm. -;n
hTlff CATT!Jf7,?r 4 .i;i. J .
-' vvululu tu uuicu your ncarts can.
gogjninoat tear and disappointment. Love
aie Saviour ierc, and he will nreparo you to
d vfaii tlfyserecn pastnr&y, and beside
V Tiie JDeatli of Infants.
Those who never lost a child are nnablft in
gaderetand howgreat a void the death of one
little one -.can mnfr Thfro Te n-rt ti,;ni.
notliingon earUohat can cast so long and wide
andlackashadowas a small coffin. It is
and whosever gives a vote to such
,shall pay a fine of one pound, for
otteuce, he shall be disfranchised.
The Rev Geo. Whitfield, in one of his
sermons, gives the people of "Connecticut the
following character: " They arc the wisest of
any upon the continent, the best friends, and
the worst enemies ; they are hair-brained big-
ots on all sides, and they rimy be jpompared
tohoisejrad mule -without bit and brible. In
other colonies I have paid for my food and
lougjDgs out never coum spend 1 penny m
fiuitful Connecticut, whose banks flow with
milk and honey, and whose sons and daught
ers never fail lb feed and refresh the weary
traveller without money and without price.1
On Saturday evenings thc people look sour
and sad, and on the Sabbath they appear to
have lost their dearest friends, and are almost
speechless, and walk softly. A Quaker
preacher once told them, with much truth,
that they woi shipped the Sabbath, and not
the God of the Sabbath. Those hospitable
people, without charity, condemned the Quak
er as a blasphemer of the holy Sabbath, fined,
tarred and feathered him, put a iopc around
his neck, and plunged him into the sea, but
lie escaped with bisbfe though he was above
seventy years of ago. "
In the first place, no bullet is or can be
cast perfectly sperical. One side is always
heavier thanhe other, and thc bail tberefoic
swerves from tbe right line of projection.
However hard it may be to prove this theo-
retically, practice demonstrates it. The same
smooth bore, immovably fixed, twice loaded,
with the same charge, of the same powder'
and with balls cast in the same mould, will
uot plant them both in thc same spot, at thc
same distance. The rifle barrel is a female
screw, which gives the tightly driven ball
reasons are of jj0S(J jQ 0Mier an(j eighteen thousand six
Popping the Question.
Catharing Jane, for the last time, I ax you,
vil you 'avo me?
Yilliam Henry, no ? If all your panta-
loons wcie lined with gold, I'd still say no.
Catharing Jane! Catharing Jane! 'ave
pity. Call to your minds hcye thc many
'appy days that's jiarst. The strolls we've
'ad the sparkling waters of the noble 'ud-
son the waving foliage of the pawk and
more than all, lcmember my devoted love for
Young man, 'ad you permitted me, Ivould
'ave spared you a pang of hangvisb ; but
now, in all yourmentle hagony, recollect, you
bi ought it on yourself. Yilliam Hemy, I
lov e another !
May 'eavens lightnin, blast him ! May all
kthat pait of existence rich beais any similar
ity to molasses, or sweets, be turned to bitter
gall ! May he exberience all the torture that
I now feel ; and at last, vco life's "veaiy pil-
grimage draw& to a close, may he rush to meel;
a fate to vich mine is enjoyment ! larevell !
Catharing Jane ! farcvell !
A splash follows, and 'silence ensues a si-
lence that is soon bioken by the sound of oars
rattling in their oarlocks. A voice from the
wilderness of darkness shouts fortb 'Ello,
theie ! dain your night cap, vot the devil are
you doiu' on r"
The craft approaches, and then oh, bor-
lor ! it turns again upon its com so. -
Its inhuman occupant has discovered that
Yilliam Henry is in no great danger, for be
has jumped into shallow water. -
hundred feet ordiuaiy being a total of sixty?
one mousaim cignt hundred Jeet of hose.
Theie are foity-fivc engine companies, fifty-
four hose companies, thirty book and ladder
companies, and four bv drant companies be-
ing a total of one bundled aud sixteen com-
panies. Thc number of men if ail the
companies arc full is four thousand ono hun-
dred aud twenty-five. There have been three
hundred and thirtj--scven fires, by which the
loss on buldings was one hundred and sixteen
j thouaud two hundred and seventeen dollars,
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rnhrv mntinn en M,nf ;e fK i,Un !.. , uuu OQ wares, iour hundred and nmetv-four
the slug, swerves with one twist of the screw 1thousanJ sercn bundled and nuicty-thiee dol-
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JThe .Straslmrs Cloclc.
The priest and military have retired, and I
am now sitting in a chair facing the gigantic
clock ; from the bottom to tbe top not less
than one hundred feet, and many strangers
are waiting to see the working of this clock
wben it strikes the hour of noon. Every eye
is upon the clock. It now wants five minutes
to twelve. The clock has struck, and the
people are gone, except a faxr whonfthe sex-
ton, or head mau, with a wand and a sword
is conducting around the buildin"1. Thc
clock i struck in this way : Thc dial is some
twenty feet from the? floor, on each side of
which is a cherub or a little bov with a mal
let, and over the dial is a small bell. The
cherub on thc left strikes thc first quarter,
and the one on thc right the .second quarter.
Some fifty feet above tho dial, in a lare
niche, is a huge figure of Time, a bell in lus
left, a scytho in his right baud. In front
stands a figure of aoung man with a mallet,
who strikes the third quarter on the bell in
the hand of Time, and then glides witba
slow step around behind Time ; out comes an
um man, rai&es nis mniior. nnri dikhc i;.ij
' J r.ww miuccil
another revolution conects the error
Theie are but three motions in a rifle ball
the straight forwaid, the spiral and the
downwaid, caused by thc power of gravity.
A rifle of thiity to the pound drops "its ball
about a foot in a hundred yards. Rifles are
sighted therefore to meet the deviation. On
leaving the barrel tho ball moves above the
line of sight, continually falling in a narabnl-
ical curve, till it intersects it. The point of
lumrtecuon is caucd tue point blank.
Who invent the, lifle is not known. Its
principal was known to the North American
Indians before the discovery of the continent
Their arrows are feathered spirally, and move
precisely in the manner of a rifle ball.
emphatically the shadows of Ieath which m front of him. As the hour of twelve" comes
freezes tbe narent's heart.
'Small as is an infant's tomb, it sometimes
is capacious enough to bold all the brightest
hopes and Nearest joys of a whole family cir-cl.e-a,hGlittIc
child is thc brightest focus
where all tho rays of gladneii centre, a"nd
:from;which they arc reflected again over hap-
pyiicarts; and when this central 'light is
cbpsed, great darkness falls over all.
Howmany there must be in Heaven, gath-
rcdfop from all climes,, even from tho beaUi-
cnsKbres, who bave died so young as to ob-
taimgomemocyjof earth, and to whom that
worhLof ghjry seems as their native land,
whose soak were washed and, regenerated so
early that no stam of this 'world was ever
vispie npoa thenC
i $ateTec wound of sin there may have
Jtephha : healed without a scaie: their every
tb.ough.fc hasten moulded by the society and
fceJPof Hevgn anti ihoy stand continual-
lyjc!oro the u:eof the Father.' In bow
large-a sense tnaywe say, " Of such is the
&gdob0f heaven"? u "
Tcompames of the First Infantry,
lmmissioned officers, and band arrived
Oft XJOrrett. -under nnmmnnd of Cant,
nter. r VUn-r- - J,- J ,n J .
,-S. - r- gv VV J. Vib J'iMW-- -
the old man raises his mallet and dpliWnflv
strikes twelve times on tho bell, that echoes
through thc building, and is heard round the
region of the church. Then the old man
glides slowly behind Father Time, and the
young man comes round again. Soon as the
old man has struck twelve and disappeared,
another s.et of machinery is put in motion,
some twenty feet higher still. It is thm, :
luere is a high cross with an image of Christ
on it. The instant twelve has struck, one of
tno apostles walks out from behind, comes
out m fiont, facing the cms, nn,? .,n,c
round to his place. As he docs so, another
comes out m fiont, turns, bows, and passes
in: so twelve apostles, as large as life, walk
around, bow, and pass on. As the lat ap-
pears, an enormous cock. RlmcW fl., iJL
wings three limes, so loud as to be heard out-
side the church to some distance, and so nat-
urally as to be mistaken for the real cock
Then all ishalcnt as death. No wonder this
clock is the admiration of Europe. It was
made in 1500, and has performed these me-
chanical wonders over since, except about fif-
-j jcaij,, waen n wa3 out ot rCpajr
A Scliool Incident.
The following incident is taken from the
Cincinnati Times. If our readers can peruse
thc account of the noble boy and his teacher
without ajmoistcned cheek, tluy can do more
than we can. It will also be read with inter-
est, saya the Itoxbuiy Journal, " by those
who knew thc venerable Dr. Prentice, and
those who may remember the paities spoken
of. The Doctor taught the " lloxbury Gram
mar acnooi," which was kept m the building
now occupied in part by our office." The
Doctor is still living:
" In my eaily yeais, I attended .the public
scnocn in lloxbury, Massachusetts. Dr. Na-
thaniel Prentice was our respected teacher ;
but his patience 'at times would get nearly-
exhausted by the infraction of the school lules
by the scholars. On ono occasion, in rather
a wrathy way, he threatened to nunisli with
six blows of a voiy heavy ferule the first boy
detected in whibpering, and appointed some
as detectors. Shortly after one of these de-
tectors shouted, "Master, John Zeiglcr is
whispering." John was called up and was
asked if it was a fact ; ( Johu, by the by, was
a favorite both of the teacher and his school-
mates,) "Yes," answered John, "I was
not aware what 1 was about. I was intent in
working out a sum, aud requested the one
vho sat next to leach the arithmetic that con-
tained the rule which I wished to see."
The Doctorregrettcd this hasty threat
but told John that he could not suffer him to
escape the punishment, anorcoutinucd : " I
wish I could avoid it, but I can not without a
forfeiture of my woul and the consequent loss
of my authority. " I will," continued he,
"leave it to any three scholars 3ou may
choose, to say whether or not I omit the pun-
ishment." John said he would aree to that
and immediately called out G. S T. J) aud
D. P. D. The Doctor told them to return a
verdict, which they soon did, (after consulta-
tion,) as follows : " The master's rule must
be kept inviolate John must receive the
threatened punishment of six blows of the
ferule ; but it must be iuflieted on volunteer
proxies ; and we, the arbitrators, will sh ire
the punishment by receiving two blows each
lais, making the total loss by fire, as near as
could be ascertamed,,up to the 1st of August,
1S53, six hundred and elevemthousand and
ten dollars. Theie have been two hundred
and ten alarms. The firemen have thus been
called out five huudred and forfy-spven times,
which is equal to once every sixteen hours
throughout the year.
Injuries to Women and Girls froni
their Garments taXUng FirD-
J-hc trequcut deaths occasioned by the
clothes taking fire induces us to call attention
tothe simple and effectual remedy which has
frequently been published but which appears
to be forgotton by many in the hour of need.
It is this : immediately on discovering the
garments on fire, they should throw them-
selves upon the floor and 1 oil once or twice
This is an act so easv, that it can be nerform-
ed as well by thc smallest child as by the
most.dccrepid oldnvoman, that is able to sit
by tbe fire. If any doubt the efficacy of thc
lomcdy, let them take a strip of cotton cloth,
and hold it with one end downward, set fire to
the lower end, and sec how quickly it will be
cousumcdr; then let them light another strip
and tin ow it upon thc floor as soon as it is
ignited, and they will see that it will burn
very slowly and soon go out. This remedy
ought to be impressed upon tho mind of cveiy
mother to her daughters, as joou as they arc
able to learn anything.
An honest old farmer, rather ignorant of
the improved method of abbieviation,wcntto
a certain store, with which he did his trading,
to make his annual settlement.
On looking over it, he occasionally found
charges like the following : "To 1 lb. Ditto."
Not knowing the meaning of the term " dit-
to," he concluded the account was not cor
rcct, and postedStn enquire into the
"Wife," said he, "this is a pretty busi-
ness ; there Mr. has charged me with
pounds of ditto. Now I should like to know
what you have done with so much ditto."
" Ditto, ditto," replied the old lady, " 1
never had a pound of ditto in my bouse in
So back went the farmer in bigh dudgeon
that he should, be charged with things he nev-
Mr. ," said he, " my wife says she
Y'lr- II Tin vi nniini -- -.A . Jl i
. ... uuu u jjuuuu ui uuiu in mo nouse in
The merchant thereupon explained the
meaning of the term, and the farmer went
home satisfied. His wife inouired if ho. Wl
lounu out me meaning of ditto,
said he, " iPmcans I am a darned
- t& Texas as- a Grazissr State
Thc benefieeneo of bcr, climate,, opcratij;
jipon a sou oi unsurpassed, jeunuy, mus&re
tyr Texas tbA garden spot of onr javor
country. In Tennessee, Missouri, and ti
fast Northwest- nearly: two-thirds of the ye
is devoted to an tmrernittfng. effort io: provw
the necessary food, for the Jive stock dura
bthewinterl Tbis effort involves anlmmer
capital, severe and constant labor, and ft
I quent exposure in tbe cold soason to attend.
tho titock. These energus ate pesfowedv tc
upon lands winch cot trom. twenty to sever
'dollars per acre- whilst Tex33 presents
I beautiful picture of eternal pastures, "wbicl
J beneficent Providence has prepared, to
hands, and -which needs not the labor ai
capital, necessary to put the Middle States
to grass. " Th6 cattle on a thousand buJ
ijoam; over these natural meadows, and
quire no care save that of salting and herdil
in a period of northers. It is not possible j
exaggerate the importance of Texas m
grazing capacities : for while ber lands
rich anfcjclieu)y her prairies are ever gree
mule and cattle may be reared at a price til
wouldecm to be incredible to the grazer
the Middle states. The cotton and su
.planters on the coapt, as well as tbe plant
ot tbe bfates on the Lower Mississippi,
'nb a afeand profitable market fw the ninl
ana catue ieared-ontiie table iands?"
J02?- The following stanzas are copied from
a volume entitled " Tbe .golden Spell, and
other poems," recently published by J. H.
Parker, London :
Memory in Musicv
It was an ancient melody,
A song of other years j
I heard with joy, yet seemed to feel
Hpon my heart in sadness steal
J?orsotten smiles and tears !
Forwhen she "sang that song to me,
That little mournfuUay,
We thought that life would always seem
Asbeautiful as bright a dream,
Alf'soothed our hearts that day.
4t She never sang that songagain
- -Her dream of lifo .was o?eri;
"Yet oft amidst the wearystrife "
And ceaseless toil of-busy lifo -
I hear its tones once more 1
A youth asked his father's sanction to his
project of man iage. The old gentleman, re
questing his son to pray with him, prayed
that if the match was against the will of the
Lord he would throw obstacles' in the way,
and make it impossible. The son interrupt-'
ing, cried :
1 Oh Lord don't you do it; for I roust
have her any how !
mi. . , IKxchangc paper.
Ihis reminds us of an anecdote of the bat-
tle of JSrew Orleans, wo orice ihfard. A tall
Tennessean mounted aicfe, 'as the British
were advancing, and prayedfervently in this
wise,,: Uh JLord, assist not the British, but
be f hou on our side ; but if you wont be with
us, Lord, just stand aside and sec what "a
d 1 of a licking we'll give 'cm.
It sounds, belittle mournful strain
fr .Astthen, In othertyears :
I.hear with joy,jand yet I feel
Upon my heart In sadness steal
Remembered smiles and tears.
The members of Mind-your-own-bnsiness
Society, propose for consideration the-follqw-ing
If a person feel a. person trcitUnjjon hi3 toes. j
Ueei person ask a person how a pcrsontnoTT?
x Is-it any body's business, H
-If a gentleman should cbooso
To wait upon a lady, - r
If the lady don't refuse ?
Or, to speak a little plainer x "
That the meaning all maysknow,
Is it any body's business
If a lady has a beau ?
Is it any body's business -
Whzn that gentleman docs call,
Or when be leaves tbe lady, t
Or if be leaves at all ?
Or is it necessary
That the curtains should be drawn.
Tbe outside lookers-on ?
Is it any body's business
. - But the-lady's, if her beau
f ides out with qtber ladies,
p And doesn't let her know ?
-' "Is it any body's business,
But the gentleman's, if she
Should accept another escort.
Wbero he doesn't chance. to bo?
Is a person on tbe side walk,
j Whether great or whether small,
Is it any body s business ,
Where that person meanstto'eall i
Ur if you see a person,
As he's calling anywhere
Or is it any of your business
' What his business may be there ?
We bave been presented byllev. Mr-
dison with an apple of the russet order me
sunng'twelvemches in circumference.
mi - 7- x l- --.i e in
iv J.JUS uppit; was 4tyui me urcuueu. ui iu
rU ohn S. Wilson, of tbis county. Mc Wils
has fully proven that it is possible to hz
good fruit in Texas. His extensive and
ductivepeacb orchard has Ionw been the
j lightohiir friends :and now be produces
pies in consioeraDie amrauanee, wuica.
point of size and richness of flavor New Ji
sey herself conld not beat. All this hasrr,
doneby care ami attention on the part of B3
WilsoiL Wbo Trill dojikewise. u !
Tbe,foHowinsfrom the Richmond Re
rder,Ja applicable in tbis latitude ;
&HA2E TREES- iVpthmg, 1U OUT Opini
tends moretto the adorning and general st
,of improvement in a town than shade tre
Dhey at once combine the useful and piet
resque. In summer, especially, their ovt
shadowing bongha are ever grateful in p
Meeting, the .wearied: pedestrian from the ovti
powering influence of old Sou We sixes
like to see the streets of our town so be
it would add greatly to its appearance. Tj
meisure we think could be successfully
ned out, were the citizens to plant trees :
ting their residences or places of busbies?.
Wetruly hope our citizens w?U teel a ii?
interest" m xms matter, ana commence
zF 3& IHcimond Beocrd
r- i.J : r -
M C"ii-re for tlifr Staggers.
Taxaindepied to Captain Henry
Harman ofrliii&counSy, says the Jefiersonv
(TazewclFcounty. "Xteiriocratj for the folic
ins: effectual cure for the btasgers. Take
quart of brandy oc whiskey, and dissobjo
ounce of camphor in it and givo for a dq
one giU.- In about .two hours after ts.1
this preparation, tbev will eet up. Csi
sbouldjbo taken to prevent them from drr
: ing water for twenty-four bours, in whl
time a complete cure wil be eneoted.
ants bis receipt to accomplish a .ps
cure muu iimessrr-fenj
years tried it successfully,
Moitar ib a most important composition
little understood most outrageously neglect-
ed, and vet important to tho citv as snob in
every builder and to every citizen, Moitar,
not well made, is nothing but mud, and a
building put up with it is an imposition on the-
builder, aud brick or stones might just as well
if not better, be put up without any. No
city should allow the erection of stiucturcs
without some cement, but tho great majority
we put up have ouly thc appearance of cc-
meut none of the leality. Mortar should
bo mixed with the greatest care aud the prop-
er proportion of sand and lime carefully pre-
pareu and put togctner. it is a chemical
compound, and unless put in proper propor-
tion, makes nothing but mud. We think
that tho bubject is of too much interest to all
to be neglected by tho city authorities. In
case of fire, buihliugs, as now put up tumble
uuu ii wnu liiu biigucsb lorco, oiten causing
death or maiming. The lime for mortar
should be carefully selected and.kept from thc
air ; the sand should he coarse aud washed.
The proportions, according to the Encyclo-
pulu, should be thiec parts of sand, two parts
of lime. If npplied.poon after mixture, aud
weathei kept fiom it, is better for hardening
Boston, they say, is the richest city in the
world in piopoition to ifs population If its
A Beautiful Scene.
Night is upon the earth darkness resteth
in tho valley and upon tbe hill top.
But the moon rising and clearing away tbe
clouds dispels the gloom ! As she rolls up-
wards, the stars gather around her. Come
with nic, and look upon a scene of intensely
Enter the chamber softly it is tho sanctu-
ary of innocence the abode of love and
peace! Bending beside a table, behold a
maiden a blooming girl of seventeen on
ncr Knees, ller cherry lips move, her grace-
ful form is anxiously swaying to and fro.
She is laboring under an excitement! The
cool air gushes m upon her through the lat-
tice, she is strengthened ! Could we view a
more interesting picture ?
" Ah !"
Can she bo conscious of our presence ?
ner hand groped on thc floor, has she lost
a jewel ? Her wild evn ffnmv fl ,cW !
sweet smile had vanished from her features.
But lo ! it returns in triumph ! Sho speaks.
MAnv ! Marv ! Jc'e foiled that old bug at
The snbstance of our query,
Simply stated, would be this
Is it any lodys business
r What another's business is ?
If it is, or if it isn't,
'We would really like to know,
Ior we're certain if it isn't,
There are some wbo make it so.
If it is, we'll join the rabble,
And act the noble part
Of the tattlers and defamers,
Wbo throng the public mart :
But if not, we'll actthe teacher,
- Until each meddler learns
'jv It were better in the future,
" To mind his own concerns.
Carry me Home to Die.
O, carryme back to my childhood's home,
Where the ocean surges roar,
Where its billows dash on a rock bound coast,
And moan forever more.
I'm pining away in a strange'r's land,"
Beneath a stranger's eye,
O, carry me home, 0 carry me-home, "
0, carry me home to dio.
Recipe for CnrinCliilisana PeTe
Take 100 grains of Ouinfne, 100 ffralns
Cayenne Pepper, 100 drops of Oil of Bla
reppe mix. tnoroughiy, and make info
Directions for XTsing. Commence uinej
ten hours: previous, to the expected chill bo
-i ... a - a
ana tasro one pill eacb hour-; 'if tfic case
urgent, give two pills eacb hour. Warm U
occasionally, such, as Balm, Sago,, or Pcp
wouiu ne or advantage.
A Hint for Housekeepers.
A few drops of carbonate of Ammonia
a small quantity of Tvarncraicwater, will prd
a safe and easyanti-acidSfc?.. and mil chad
if carefully applied, discolored spots upon A
.petsana indeed aii spots wnetherprodu
by acids or alkalies. If one has. the inisfi
tune toebave a carpet injured by white wsj
nis wul immediately restore is.
Tako ripe peaches and pare them and snr
Lklo witb sugar to lay a few hours, then 1
iur a iew mmuies an a syrup composed or c
pound of sugar dissolved In tbreo quarts!
uiiacr, n.uu auer oemg aramea ny Jayi
tnem singly on boards, place them m
oven, afterthe bread is taken out, and wl
they are thorough dry, pack them away
similar manner to figs.
Theraostbeautiful-jfloworsare those wb
arcdouble, such as double pinks, double ros
and douhla. dahlias. What an argument
this-ngainst the chilling deformity of sin
bedsteads! tc Go marry" is written on eve
j thing beautiful that tbe eyes jest upon
giumug nu uirus oiparauisej ana .leaving
wun mo appio Diossoms
taxable pi opeity were equally diwded, every
John, ho had listened to the verdict, stepped i?10!1 womj! avc u teen hundred and
up to the Doctor, and with outstretched hand ' y d?UrS- Iu ,cw 1 0,k' lf,! du ,s,on of
l'wvv nv,iu uiaui nu en vuii Uill y lltl U
hve bundled and eight -four dollars a piece
Knowledge is not wisdom. A person
""UH.dUttTP.t hSVfl tin rtlnmn tn
, e-, Hisdom is the practical application o
exclaimed, " blaster, here is my hand : thev
eban't-be struck a blow ; I will receive tho
punishment " The Doctor under pretence of
wipiug'hls face, shielded his eyes, and tellinf
the boys to go to their beats, and he would
think of it. I believe he did think of it in
1 1 his dying day, but tho punishment never was
! inflicted '
Couldn't do it.
Tho Clcolund Herald tell3 the following
story. It is too good to be lost :
Recently, upon tho cars running out of
Uei eland, a lady was peddling tracts, playing
female colporteur. Tho tract which engross-
ed her especial attrition was entitled uGive
me thy heart," and was undouptcdly an or-
thodox and valuable production. AVithout a
word bho preseuted it to a quiet lookinir gen-
tleman, who read its title and lcplied :" No
madam, I can't give it; this woman is my
wife" Tho heott-scekor vamoosed, and the j
passengois 1 oared.
Brains and Digestion.
The question. " Why printers did not
succeed as well as brewers?" was thus an-
swered : Because printers work for the head
aul brewers for tbe stomach, and where twen-
ty mn InVc stomachs, but one lus bioins.
They have got a pig in Ohio so thoroughly
educated that he has taken to music. They
regulate his titho by twisting his tail thc
gieaier mc twist, me highefltha toues
Why is a clock thc most humble thing in
existence ? Because it always holds its hands
before its face, and however good its work
may be, it ? til-xp running itself down.
I sicjh in-vain for my native hills,
Their sweet and balmy air,
Would waft away from my youfchfufcbrow,
Each trace of gloomy care.
I sigh to breath the air of home,
To gaze an its starry sky,
0, carry mo home, 0, carry me homo,
0, carry me home to die. -
I long to see my mother again, ,
And hear her sweetly say',
"Come weary dove, here's thy home,
Then fold thy wing and stay J-5
'Twould case my pain to heahcrwoico,
When death hath darkened my eye,
0, carry me home, 0, carry melioine,
0, carry me home to die.
Then let me rest in a peaceful grave,1-
Beside the loved and dead.
For the quiet earth is the only place,
To rest my weary head.
I would sleep sweetly if you buried me there,
Beneath New England's sky.
0, carry mc home, Oj carry mevhomej .
0, carry me home to die.
Some poor love-sick youth wroto tbe fol
lowing: - '"'
" A little glove stirs up my heart, -as tides
stirs up the ocean, -,
And now white muslin, when- it flits, wakes
many a curious notion ; -
All sort of ladies fains thrill my feelings, as
Bnt little female guiter-boots are- death on
A country ppet has addressed the follow-
ing lines " ToXaura :"
Them charms of yourn must soon decay,
Wilh alftbo joys that youth has brun :
Jor beauty quickly fades away
Then Go it lady while you1re young.
An. Improved Carriage Spririgd
JLhe Home Journal notices- amon tho
tions on exhibition at tho Crystal Palace, i
i-11 m 1
" Hubbard's carriagg" spring seems to
very admirable contrivance. Mr. HnbbaJ
a Jutnkee, doubtless, abolishes all the
complexibilities, and simply rests the body
uie carnage npon iour straight sticks of ell
tio ash, which extend from axle to axle,
under part of tbe vehicle 13 rounded r
1 uiw uuug js su managea mat tno springs 1
iuuu uicjv uujcao muy are puiiea asuai
I lensthwise. 1 he advantages am. a MiMHf
twenty-five dollars-ip expense, and fiftvnoui
in weighs besides greatly increased iuxurvj
,fiT3 nil r 7-?. . - "i
I"""" uu aiaipncicy or tms improves
risanother illustration of tho old remark tl
! inn nnef -f fL? iV ..
vv. ,,ttJ, ui uumg mmgs is. amaya iota
out last. Mr. Hubbard tells with mucb if
mor a story of a boy at Cleveland. wbP;
ter examining one of the new carriages, tul
ju away wiru a contemptuous remark, Q
"any fool might bave thought of that j"jij
y luc eucwi wuiuu nappy .mvontions
ways produce upon tho mind at first, j
j new springs are applicable to vehicles of M
ry description, not excepting railroad
lhcre'is nothing which adds so macb
the beauty of man as a good moral charact
It ishh aUb, bfs Influence, his life.
ujgmuesniui.in every station, exalts him
'jvui y wuwyuu, anajgionaes nun at every
riod of his life. Sucb a oharacter is no ml
to be desired than every thing else on earl
JNo servile tool, no crouching sycophant ei
bore sucb a character, The pure joys
truth and righteousness never spring in ri
a person, ir young- men but knew hew rai
a (good character would dignify and ei
tnem, now glorious it -would make their tJ
poets in this life, nevfr should w fel ti
yielding to tbe groyeHin and ase-fo-a: :
poses 0 human, nature.
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