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OREGON CITY,' OREGON TERRITORY, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1855.
The Oregon Spectator ;
, Tha first paper ever primed on the Pacific Coast.
' OREGON CITY, O. T.
' . A WBEKLT NEWSPAPER,, . ,
trOTCp TOTH AmCMCAM, moral, social, LlTC---T
IIO AOICULTt)AL iNTEKiaT TM
rcorLi or orison. ":
PlISUaHID CTICT ATURDAt MORNINO, BV C. L.
Goodrich, tDrroa, raorairro and raiN-rcs.
The Speotator wlU ever be open to the free die
cuaeiorrof all aubjtfi-ta' of sufficient interval to the
people of nYs Territory, It will particularly alrive
lit itdviinee the interest of all American freemen.
ad will nut oppose anv Church or denoniinalino,
until it become apparent that their object ie the
taking of the government into their own.haiida, aa
a body, or, aa a Church of having our law making
and o8ic,e-huldiiig at die1ritinptal. ' .
K moral lone will ever be a leading feature of
the Spectator, and while ita column may be hld
j- with uaeful, literary aud social iiimnielnu, a
regard Cr truth aud inoral.ly will be oh rvt-d..
Agrieuhure, nhall Jiest advance 'the interest
re, nhall jiet advance - lie mtefeata go roiiud again, asking eacii, " nen ao obtrusive ' of tiumau neings. 'more man
na. will be a feature never ueglecud.--I ,.ou it J" jud if he does not then find t any othH" crlebr.lety we have ever known,
and youth ..f our: laud, hail aver re-' th W( d j must,0 8roull,i tjie thjrd Hhe shrinks from personal display and.pub
i loriner due renneel, and to the latter . , . k 6 .,: . , .. , ',. i. r i :
ance we ft.ii render in ..dvane i.g the r I I'm'N asking, ' Wl.ere will youput Hi he oWrvation. Kunngher residence in
X lie Jiur
. emt, to the
all lha iiMiaiice we c;ili render in ndvane nff
- useful nd moral educill on, aud to instill into the
"minds the true American principle of -enr glorious
. Uoioa, ' " , . ' t ,
Special care "taken to note Territornl news, fr
-:tbe Leuetit ef people in the United Slate aud other,
countries. ' , , " ,'.:' " .
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A liberal de luetioii made to yearly advertiser.
' LAW OF-NKWBPaPKl-
: oontraryv r coiibi iered a wiahuigJoCoutiuua
'If Milurilir nrAnf thtr IrfisnnnfinuanM of thei
papert, thp pub ioher may contiuueto send them
uutil an arri-arae are paiii. . . '
...v - If Mtbacriber iH'trleet or refuse to take the r pa
per fronvthe poat i.ffico or other p ace to whieh thev
are ai'iTfflhey aR held ieprib e until they se ttle
all i .nr. . . all, 1 !,(... Iw, biiv ' ..
- Ifjtub crib n re noe to i:lier placei a;,.o i 'in
forming the publisher, a: id 'h yap r-i io'i v..
: former dirtrtiun. Un v ure !i U.rt o ,n- b'e
Dissolution of Copai-tnership f I
Ml HE coDartnenhtD exiatinir between Jim. I
. JL. FretoiiJme O'Neill, and Dau-O Neill
tinder the lirm of Preirtoii', O'Neill Si; is thiJ
d bv ii
d iy dianolved by nuniial consent.
' Janie M IN mil tiuvilfjr puri'haaeil I 111
janiea O'Neill liuvilfjj purchaaed the. atnek of
pMhleof the fjrinf m Uregori JL ity and ('lianipoeg,
will continuo lo etl at their uiual low priees.
All pemn having demands againat r Preston,
O'Neill'it Co.' are requealed to present, them for
adjuatmenU All persona indebted to the Mine are,
part cularlv reniietrd to ncllle their Aeeounts or
uvteabelore the l.'ith nf Junuury 1M5.V ' Aflerihat
date all demand unreltlrd will be plured in the
hand of no attorney for collec. ion, ur Mr. Pres
ton Will oon leiive fur Ihe Mtaiea, and we deaire to
'have our buine aetlled immediately.
I J.NI). B. i'KESTO.N.
" ' , jAMff-JO'NEILt..
. I tDjtNr)' Neill.
Oregon City, Deo. 16. 1854.
"JaJTOW reoeiving Ex Bark C. Devain, a large
J. add. lion to our stock, which is oilered at the
lowest market rata
43,000 yd Prints
14,000 " UrovvuSUee
0 kg Stuart's Syrup .
1 SO boxes Soap
10 Pimento L "
10 bbla Dried Apples
5 kf Cream Tartar
25 di Sand' 8araaparila
10 boxes Starch
10 Pipes '-
5 kg Epsom Salts
5 ' 8ulphur
. 0 lbs Gum Camphor
11,000 vda Bleached
4.000 " Hickory
3,200 ' Tickiur -
300 vd Table Dauinak
300 Tahlu Cloths
30 do Women' Hot
15 dol (J Ultima
100i Men' Sack 7
50pr 8lk HKr -1,000
yd Week Silk
15 ds Ague Pills
524 " Jayne Expecterant
13" ' Alterative
24 - aa Pilla
5 kg Sal Sodn
S Super Carbonate '
500 Salisbury Flau'l
50 White Q,uilt
500 doipool Thread
100 lbs linen
10(1 Cattail '
f - - 3,000 yds Colored Cambric
Together with a larire nuinlier of other article,
t) all of which the attention of merchants is nolici
ted. GEO. ABERNET1IV St CO. .
Oregon City, OeU 28, 1854y .
boxes sperm candles,
by ALLAN, M'KIN LAY tc CO.
M M9 caes tobacco Brap dluck'a.
Jt V by ALLAN, M KINLAY &. CO,
M d tons iron.
by ALLAN, M KINLAY At CO.
M d eases Col.inV chopping and broad axe,
ftVby ALLAN, M'KINLAV & CO.
sn RINDSTONESnd meuntinn.
XJTkt ALLAN, M KIN LAY. CO.
east window slaaa. C
ALLAN, M KLXLAY A CO.
boxes firm rnnseatil renins, -
by .... ALLAN, M'KIN LAY & CO.
NE hundred boras oollara, - - ;
by j ALLAN, M KINLAY CO.
jLLsaws, 7 feet 'Cross cut saws, 6 and
feet, by . , '
,' ALilAI, MKIINLAY OX CO.
"(BLACKSMITH'S bellow and tool, and car-
ALLAN, M'KIN LAY A CO.
T ARGE lot ef men's and hovs' elolhinir. ,
; JLl by ALLAN, M'KtNLAY&. CO.
LARGE amort mrnt of blankets, flannels, liud
I My and prints, by
ALLAN, M KINLAY dt CO.
T ICE, 90 bbla, an excellent artiel,
XVky ALLAN, M KINLAY St CO.
LARGE assort rrent woman's flna sheas, "
by . A LLAN, M'KIN LAY & CO.
TPTEN'8botsand ha, : """ '
Itjlby ALLAN, MTCINLAY 6t CO.
ttuvr LIU XUU LiAC JJ i rfv
This is (in interesting game for our younp'i-
friends, and one, tooin whichtbeir older
brothers and sisters and parents may join
with them. yNow those of you who have
solved the "Enigma for the Holidays,-" and
learn what is our greeting.- may engage ii
this new gauie-when-we have told you bow ,
to play it. - :J
WUJte luose wuu rciuniii kiiuubq buiiio mviu
of doubleor treble 'meaning, such as bank'
box, or' right tm'write, wrighti rite are all
prononncfd -the-same.- When-the-word
haa, befit) decided upon, the person who went
Out may be recalled, and it is his duty to as
certain what word has been selected by the
answers given to the three following ques-
i tiens : First,, he must ask each person -in
; succession, "How do you like it !'". Jf he is
1 not able ttrrthea . guess the word, ne must
LI J' .1 . i '
Ann, huallyir unaJble to guess, the worfl at i
the third round, he"is'tr'b ore-Mi viihj
a duiieean, ana requtrea tp re-compence
a-- t I
his tiuostiotwi iiroceedinsr as before. .
When -he' kits tipon the right word, the
person whose answer led him to conjecture
it, must take his place, arid leave the .room
while fuTulber word. is cnoaen. " '-j:--c
I hat you may not fail in understanding
this game,-wvi ill tell you-some of .the
answers that were given onco where we saw
a company Of votinp: pV-rsons playing it.
Ihe rid Bank had been selected for this
occaMoiu. while. .Tvmas' was Sent out. - On
being called in hri conitnticed by Address .
ing -Anna.--- -'
Thomas IIow do to like it, Anna, t
vija i iiKeni wim a lare cnpuai.
I . 7'u. .VrHwIl, Tlt, itVf!MVIfti.if n lw..lillA U.. .SIa tXUIX TL Klllt .V.
rTz .::' : . " . . " : vv. ,
word, pillar. astHte.'b'rsbnie business.""" Bui
liovr do you like it, A lice ?T - ;: -
JiiUce I like 4hady,aaii coveredwith
tThomat And you, Hdward f ,
TSdward Vitli secure-vault?, well -filled.
- Thomas What say you, Mary I - -'
Mary t Mike kT:avered with violets.
-Thomai How jrio-yojj JikeitJL'harU'y H
vnaiey w itn a gooa ooara oi nirtsctors.
I Thomas And how do you 4tRt;fit, (eo. i
OeargC-A like it higli aitdluresque.
- " Thomas What say y&iJT Join V" ' '-
John-Gf freestone or white marble...
Thomas Well, Lucy, howayou like it?
Lucy v cry ;rcen, 'aniTry.
- Thoriths liovr contradictory Jjreen and
dry of marble', covered with V46lets, wiih
cure and wetlfilled 'xaults, shady, high
nnrl -picturesque ; well, trcmuei, now aoyou
!.Ih ill :
JSmuel-l-Ab it warranted pot lo break.
Thomas "sliair5t.obli gd td go round
H"ain. Uome, Anna,(Vten no you liKe u I
Anna When 't have money Xq- keep
Thomas When do you like it, Alice !
Alice When I am in the couutry, and
feil Weary. ' I
Thomas And ycu, hdward I
Edward When I hold a clieckr
Thomas And when do you like it, Mryf
Maty In tlfe spring of ihe year when
1 feel languid.
Thomas When do you liKe it, Uhanesi
Charles Wfien I am a stock Irolcler.
Thomas So I should thinly if iHiald a
rood dividend. I shall be saved the trouble
of going round the third Time,-for I should
be dull indeed if I did not guess ii to be a
Bunk. You, Kdward, way-go out while
we choose another word; for your' "well-
filled vaulU," and "check" first gave me the
clue to the word. . . . .
)'eTo morrow, is a day that never comes.
It is the rainbow allwit we think we see its
base restiilir on the hills directly iruour path,
is still, no matter how-far we may. advance,
just as far remold as when we firsi com
luencen pursuit, lo-morrow Is written 'by
anirrls ainonir the stars, and conies not here,
save in the dreams tba.. hope whispers to
our heart. J-- '- - ;," V;
What we most prize, and cherish, and
long for, lies often in the morrow. Our
ideas, our.holiestaffedious'our sympathies, t
our soul highest soarings center there ;
and wealth, and fame, ajid all that man be
lieves his brljng, beam out-6f the to-mor
row, as the imrxi'st diamonds in the dark,
and 'iht us towards their pursuit. There
fore it is that we honor, and love: and wor
ship to-morrow ; w,e could not live nor elijny
ojnselves without it. U never comes, it is
truer more than the ignis fattku comes to
those who rashly follow it but it brings
pleasaut dreams, and fills our slumbering
ears with sweetest music, and 'Xinds'up our
weak hearta with resolutions ; and for such
noble offics it h onrhearty benison. ?
To day w full of darkness and of wounds,
but to-morrow is approaching, and the sun
and moon and healing balms will be with it.
Ay, will they, i hough, when to-morrow
touches the rarth. it is to-day once senin,
"and lo-morrow lies as Jar oa as DHore, per-
adventure,- beyond the reach of mortal, keiw
Faith and hope walk with to-morrow in
the unseen realm,; and tile angels sprinkle
their path with flowers. ' Doubt and anxiety
are the companions of to-day. and there are
few garlaMls in their way .What. wonder,
then, thai we chouse to look unto to-morrow,
whose bright mantle, drifting evermore
towaid us, scatters, when we least expect
it, light upon our hearts. . ,
IT Weather eool aad clear.
"The world waa sad !-"-the garden was a wild I
nd man, the hermit, sighed till woman ainiled."
tt : FANNY FERN.'
I'JThe, publication of "Ruth. all" has
stimulated publioxuriositywith ..regard to
the name and character of ita autheressj aritf
given occasion for a number of articles pur;
porting to describe her person or narrate
her history. Some of these articles contain
statements which we know to be ground
less, and-everrcatumnisua and no one of
them, that we have seen, is calculated to
give the public a, correct idea of her charac
ter. ' We embrace the opportunity to tell
our readers something about a lady of who
they have heard, a great deal more thai
they ought to behe,ve. . .
'Fanny. Fern isthe" most retiring and un
obtrusive of human beings. "More than
this city she has Uvea in tne most pertect
piivacymerer going td- parties or soirees,
never giving such herselt, relusing to en
large' her circle of friends, and finding full
emplvymttht. a-well as satisfaction in her
domestic and literary duties.' ' She has pro
bably received more invitations to private
and public assembliesrand her acquaintance
has been more" frequently sought by dis
t.ngutahed persons, during the period of her
residence here, than any other .individual.
To all solicitations of this kind she returns
a mild but decided negative. In he hotels
at which she has4 resided, no one, neither
laliillordnor guest, has ever known iier as
Fanny Fern. - Indeed, she has;sn abhorance
of personal publicity, andrcan not .beper
suaaea to saennce any part oi me comrori
"- r". ?..
prove her resolution
Fanny Fern is a sincerely religious wo
ian. the member of an evengelical denomi.
nation, and a regular attendant at church.
We never knew any one .who believed in a
belief fnore strongly than she in hers, or.
who was more deeply graved .when that be:
lif f was treated with disrespect. ' No one
statidsrlesS" inaweof 'Conventionalities, no
on' is more strict ois a. point of honor and
i.nuci)ie than she. She is a tierson who is
able-to do -all that she is convinced she-
ought, and to refrain from doing all that she
is sure she ought" not. In strength of pur
pose, we know not her equal among women.
.The" word wjiich lxt describes Fanny
Fern is the word Ladyj All her. ways and
tastes are feminine - and rehned. bvery
thing she wears, every article of furniture
in her ' rooms, ,4.11 the details of her table,
must be clen,eganvta8tefulHerattire7TgnJen.or wow -numcane. Are mere
wdich is generally simple and inexpensive,
is piways exquisiieiy . uice,. nu oecommg.
In the stormiest "ys, when no-visitor Could
be expected, she is as carefully dressed and
adorned as though she was going to court.
We say as carefully, though, in fact, she has
a quick ins tic t for the becoming, and makes
herself attractive without bestowing mucb
time or tuought upon the matter, tier
oiceie singularly musical v- her manner
aries with her humor ; but it is always
that of a lady. One who knows Fanny
tFern has an id-a what kind of women they
must have been for whom knigbtserraut
did battle in the Middle Ages. -
With all her strength, franny Fern is ex
tremely Sensitive- She can enjoy more,
suffer more, love more, hate more, admire
I J A.- .1 . I
more, anu oeiest more, man any one wnom
we have, known. With all her gentleness
of manner, there is not a drop of milk and
water in her veins, ohe believes in having
justice done. Seventy times seven she
could forgive a repentant brother 'J but not
once, unless he repented.
fanny rem writes rapidly, in a large,
poldhnnd; but shq sends no article-away
without very carefulrevision ; and her manu
script is puzzling 'to printers from its num
berless erasures ad insertions. SSbe writes
from her heart and her eye : she has little
aptitude or taste for abstract thought. She
never talks of her writings, and cares little
tor criticism, however severe, one is no
more capable of writing an intentional
double intendre, than the gross-minded man
who have accused her of doing-so arc cap
able of appreciating the worth of pure wo
, Such are some of our impressions of
Fanny Fern, to which we may add, that
she was the finest form of anv woman in
New Vork, and ' that no one of the - names
recently assigned her in ' the papers is her
true naine in ordinary circumstances, w
should not have thought it right thus to
desciibe the cli a rnc eristics, of a lady ; our
sole, and, we think,-sufficient justification
is, the publication of statements respecting
her, only less vulgar than calumnious.
SCENE IN COVR T.--
' Not long since there occured in Baltimore
a mu rder trial, in which case the prisoner at
the bar was honorably acquitted :
-The scene-wilf not sow be forgoTten f
those, who witnessed it. The faithful, affec
tionate wife of the prisoner,-who throughout
the trial has never for a moment absented
herself, stood weeping by the side - of 'her
husband to hear the result to her, as to
livm an announcement of fearful importance.
A breathless .silence, brokmwily by the
sobs of tL: poor woman, reigned through
out the. court, as the clerk, in' a clear and
sojemn voice, said, "Frederick Loebig, stand
and bold up your right band." The pris
oner, pale and agitated, but instained by his
wife, -did as he was directed. The clerk
continued addressing the jury, "How say
you is the' prisoner guilty of th murder
whereof he stands indicted, or not guilty ?"
NotGuiltt. No sooner was the result
known than the man,' overpowered by his
feelings sunk down into the arms of his af
fectionate . wife.
bae4 scarcely knowing
wtaf to doralni"6slt)eside"tersel wlthy.tdoubly'dangerons for jrit to consult tnly
kissed him over and over again ; and.'as if
this were not enough, rushed forward,' and
seizing the lianas of the counsel who had de
fended him, bathed them with her tears.-f-ilany
- of 1& by-standeniaraong whom
were sternr rough men, whose cheeks,, per
chance, had not been, wet with tears since
childhood poured forth batu re's sinless
tribute, and as the released prisoner and
bis wife left the court-house,' surrounded by
their friends, honored their affection by a
silent prayer for their future happiness.
til , i ' l . 1 " I ' ' 4
we ao- not inins mere was one
. did not feel the inestimable valueof
undying kit? Bait. Sun'
(fir We think the character of a lady is
made np, in a great measure, little things,
Little acts, performed in righfspirit, sweefc
errand gladden life.We love most those
who niake us the most happy. No one will
deny that true politeness is essential in the
character of a lady, and Dr. Walts says,
true politeness. jjs Jove manifested in an easy
person s character br a
character by a . few greaL acts,
whether good or bad, but by their habitual
course of cenducL; - A pleasant look, a smile,
the tear of sympathy. a kind word, fitly
spoken, -indicate the true lady.; r
k A writer in4he Farmer ai.d Planter says :
i4When I lived among the, Choctaw In
disns.I held a consultation witBonTof their
I" ' -
chiefs respectiong the successive
in the arW'ncrtTTrwhw'ratterare-quteWT
virtues of civilized life, and, among other
things, he informed me at their first start
they felt rinJo av mistake theynly- sent
their boys to school. Ibey hecan.e lnlelli-
gent iicn, but they-married uneducated and
uncivilized wives ; and the result was that
the children were alt Tike the motherland
soon the father lost his interest in both wife
and children." And now,' said he, "if we
could educate only one class of our children,
oium euucnie vuiv one vna vt uur vunurcu,
wa wM Mmn tli irirlt fnr when, thee
become motherathey would, eduotte their
' ' -
, WALK OVTr , ' .'
Punch saysr-At no period of the year
is a healthy voung woman,' of whatever sta-
tion, bliged-to exchange out-of-door recrea-
tion for in-door amusement, except when it
nails, or rains, or snows, or launders. ana
uui lurai never ui.uu vue euae , ;
witn curope nas notmaae inem nearer tuan
the attenclanca of a simpering: doctor. Are
there not muffs, and boas, aud all sorts of
water-proof armor f Young ladys, take the
advice of your elders', and as the old woman
say, "Get out '"in all tolerable weather.
A distinguished preacher thus sums up
the historyof a woman who had' been
called to her long home :
"She ate, she drank, she slept, she dress
ed, she danced, she died." .
The "Lily" says that this is the history
of the mass of women : but we think some
important chapters are left out The mass
of women are born,, go to a boarding school,
get married, go to church, bring up a fami
ly; and die after that ; and our opinions,
that anyone who eats well, drinks well, and
dies well, has done more for the world thait
many distinguished people Bucceed in doi ng.
If, in addition to this, she is born well, goes
to school veil, and brings up a family well,
she has been a public benefactorof no ordin
ary kind. . .
A woman who is well born who has re.
frotn her parents a healthy mental
and physical organization, and who conducts
herself well in the ordinary relations of life,
is a very great woman. ' To know how to
eat, and drink, and sleep, and dress and
dance and die, is the sum of knowledge ;
and he or she who does all these things well
is wise and prndent above the common or
der of Christians and Philosophers.
Let no one speak lightly of eating, drink
ing, sleeping, dressing, dancing and dying,
for the catalogue emoraces more tnan nan
the important ; business of life, aud she who
does these well, will do more, and is an
mryA kU. .1, I, ik. .liu
uuuui .u u.Coo.uP i ..w,. Y
(KT When Philip Heftry, the lamer ot
the celebrated -xommentator, sought the
hand of the only daughter and f
k k.. ..k kIjm;.L
gentleman, a scholar, and an excellent I
M T urjr invUCI vruw ruiuiiiov sjv
weighed the excellent qualities and graces
of the stranger, "but I know where he is
and they traveled life's journey together. ',
-ftr-Nfen nrotect ns thev Provide for our
,, mh j I
music. nevssosDerapay an our 01 us, ana t - . -
now for a moment iiist imairine what a world
this would be if it were full of women, and
conuined no men I -Then let us try toren-
der them as near perfect as possible. Let
s cherish their, society cultivate and en-
lighten their rainds-and above all, wife, let
love be your monitor, and let it be often ex-
tirut -JfM. Talmido. :
preacher, but he was a stranger, ana "tney gives us, however, no cause ot saaneas to oc
did not even know where became from I 00,11- 'review the days and dreary nights
True." said the daughter, who had well . . Ji,," j ,V.
CCrlt is the peculiar misfortune of wo
men, resulting from the relative position
which ibeyocetipy In society, that they
cannot always see both sides of a man's
character.-. Of course tho fair side is always
presented towards them, and all the darker
traits aud wilder extravagances are sedulous
ly concealed on the reverse. - This makes it
her own preferences, and her own will in
making her choice for life; and this proves
the expediency, on all occasions, of taking
the advice of some experienced counsellor.
Many a man may shjne by his wit, taste, el
egance, and address, or good breeding ; and
Jet when he quii society, and revolves on
is own axis, the darker half of his (Jay may
be passed in the brothel, game-house or
counterfeiter's cave. . . . . ."
tt"VVhich will vou do. my lady smile
i nd make your household bappv Or pout,
J thus render the gdod-natu red ones sad,
vnd the. denatured ones worse! The
calculable if you but show a- smiling faee, a
kind heart and speak pleasant words. lio
wear a pleasant countenance ; let" joy beam
in your eyes and love glow on your . fore-
head. There is no joy like that which
springs from a kind actor si pleasant deed,
and you will feel it at night when you '"rest,
at morning when you rise, and during yojir
CO" Girls who have been accustomed to
devour a multitude of frivolous books, will
converse and write with a far greater appear
ance of skill, as to style and sentiment, at
twelve or fourteen years old, than those of
a more advanced age vjho are under the dis
cipline of severe studies"; but the former,
having attained to that low standard which
IJiad been.held Oil t to. the,m, feecomeaUtunaa
I tohighexstrainof mind, and those whol
too early commence .thinking and rritjuCT
I bke women, commonly end with talking and
acting like children.
TM AN AMERICAN. '
. Who doesn't feel proud to say, Tn n
nerican f" Who doesn't feel his
t . . :
expad,.and his greatness grow greater, and
tbe dignity 'of his natu re rise to new heights
at'the thought and conviction that he-is
such ! -'- Other countries may -be dear 'to
other people. We hope they are. VVe
ttt . C ;.;;,:l
theVlook upon and feel with and for it.
wh&d ralhVtosay, "I'm an American,"
tban anythin else. It takes us right It
,n - fif. . ,
To 8n American one of our true sort
U a ,-ood deal We had just leave boast
of ft - Wtf not! It is a
, great title
greater than Kings or f-raperors wear.
A SENSATION. '
"Ruth Hall," Fanny Fern's new book,
is making a sensation. The following ia an
extract from a private letter from a gentle
man, himself one of our most successful au
thors, in regard to it :
"I bad been travelling two : successive
nights when I - received -the book ('Ruth
Hall'), having had now sleep but such as
1 could catch in the cars. 1 reached Jthis
place, and was prepareing to make up my
loss by a long night s reet, but woe was me I
Just before 1 was ready to jump into bed, I
thought I would take a peep at the book
to see how it "started .oft' Soon I fpund
myself laughing ; again crying. Then . 1
felt a sensation of cold, and discovered that
l-was but half-dressed; and with pockef
bandkerchief in hand, I went, to bed, but
not to sleep. Lighting again my candle, 1
recommenced and read ; read until the can
ele flickered, went out Up I got, and fum-
KIu1 arr,iitirt Cr,t MrktViM trmnintr aKntlt. fni"
tLem , .udcen1. aw Uerous stars' for
my head had como in contact with a sharp
pointed bed-post With one hand to my
head, and the other outstretched to ward off
bed-posts, I purtued my search v. and. was
succesful. Then, wending my way through
the dars avenues of a country tavern, sue
ceeded at last in finding 'down stairs ;' ob-
taided another candle and resumed reading.
The town-clock seemed to strike every fif
teen minutes, until in the morning I found
royselfat the end 0f the book, and minus
tu'reeguccej,.jve nVhts sleep. There, that's
inion of .RoTH HlLt Nev-York
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. xhe following life-like picture from the
Buffalo Express a ill give some people "cause
-iperhapsto lnyestiga), in a spare .momed
the compositors routine in large ciues.
mon with all who work' on morning papers.
ay our weary Kmbri way in the 'kmall
Hours" of the -morn, to awaken long after
nature bad donned her sun-lit . morning
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Tl ntnltt iMwi 1t th atrsAta ar
f - - " e . .".rr .
hushed the moonbeams decfc the deserted
pavement-and sleeo strews its sluraberou
popp5o over the inbabitanU.of the silen'
city. All are" at rest, save the printer, bray
at bis case. - . .:'V"'V'
Dreams, lovely as the .winged eherubs.
bover about the repose of man sad maiden ;
Tiswnpure as nrst ntiev na oeaunui
"the sunset of early summer, haunt tba v
couches of the matron and tne child but
to the prinUarstlLta-jealityyiqil, and wean-
How nimbly and cheerfully does be abiust -
..... ' - ..
-occupation it only caused bis band to falter,
toe taitniui types, aa n na too -tjo hom oi -time"
as if the duties were wearing out hie '
life were more "a diversion than a laborious -avocation.
But - amid- thsir- monotonoua
discharge, believe us, the printer thinks of
home, aud sweet rest, arid sighs within him-
self for the better lot of which others are
possessed. And yet there is no repose for
him though th night tramps on,' snd the
jocund dawn will soon appear.
r Why do his motions grow less rapid
why move bis ring in so deliberate and
mechanical a wayl Whence) is the smils
that lingers on hjs lip, like the first sunbeam
of early morning 1 There is gentlo ,
presence at his side an eye blue as violets,
glancing into his ownan accent, sweet as -music,
entrancing bis car, and reaching his
heart. It is but nfament it was only
reverie if did not even win .him from .bis.
not to cease the printer wmaens 10 ousy
toil. again.-' "Q- ' ' V; ,,'i':i '
Ye who" receivo . our sunrise, faror, and'
wander perhaps, listlessly orer ita pages,
remember that it is the fruit of toil, -whicb .
was active and untiring, 'whie you were qui
etly sleeping that lite k imprinted in its .
columns that your convenience and oonv -fort
is bought with the price of .weariuessv ; .
. There is an electric chord" which, being
charged with sympathy, will carry the gen- J"
tie burden even nn'o distant hearts.' Wo
bespeak iU agency in behalf of Jb futlfiil
printer. :"- '""--v ,
OF. ALL' THE DEVILS
T-r-.:,;.' - BLVESr
- LjteTOember - th'is is a Comical world, given
to -j"alcnlation-tber1bre.-if ton ; would
thrive and have ."tallow covered kidneys,
you must tickle r the community and cut
melancholy nobody wants to listen
distress if he, canpossibly avoid it in a
word, misery-is a."den? boreand.wpn'tbei
tolerated A comedian can extract his bun-
dred dollars a night,' frorn lmost anyTeom- ;
munity a begger is' doing a duced goodr
busiiTessIf he raises two loaves af bread.
For childrea to complain is all very
Mr. JFerguson, but for a man with .good ;
sense to go about like a dog with-a scobu-;
tic craniam is a ridiculous waste of good t -grunting,
that might better be kept for the
cholic. Eveil the. character of Cicero is
kupnnd hv the nomnlaints he suffered to
escape him and who can read the sad tWngs .
written hv the banished Ovid, without des
pising the man whose misfortunes debased, "
whereas they should have exalted bis mind, t
Men who have.experienced evils which re
really of a triyal nature, should be in baste t
to forget them. 1 These things are unpor-
tant to themselves J but why should they '
suppose them sufBciently interesting to en- '
gage the attention-of others! .Again, wa
say, if you have trouble, just keep it to your
self ; a jolly fellow can raise is half eagle at
any time, a dismal individual could not effect
a loan of one and ninepence if his soul de ,
pended on it. Be cheerful' therefore, for. -.
your own interest yr, w conuense uw
whol sermon into one line, "laugh and grovr.
fat" "Everybody does it" who has ny
expectation of rising" in the world. -Albany '
Knick- -, . : v. -fo,t V . .i ;-A.w ; ,
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MRS. PARTINGTON ON MATRIMONY.
"If ever I'm married." said Ike, looking
f-up from the book be was reading and kick
ing The stove door to energetically "U ever -.
I'm marrierl-Don?t speak of marriage, .
Isaac, till vou are old enough to understand
the bond that binds rongealing soul Peo-
f le musn't speak of marriage with impurity,
t ia the first thing that childrea think of
now-a-davs. and vounir boys in pinafores,
and young girls with their heads fricaseed
into sDitoon curls, and full of love-sick stories,' .
ate talking of marriage before ibey get into
their teens. Think of such ores getting
married 1 Yes there's Mr. Spail whea
heaven look his wife away, went right to a
young lady's cemetry and got another no .
more fit to be the head of a familr than I
am to be the board Of mayor and alderman." i
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' . ' EXTREME MODESTY. ,
"Doctor," said a young miss of the high
heeled modesty school, "ma has sent me to'
tell you that sister Marie Ephemia Daley
Minerva Rhody Jane has got a small nloera- -
led; pimple just above the wrist of her left j
lower extremity whieh demands immediate
medical prescription. .'
SISTER VS. COUSIN, , .
. Beautiful is the lore and sweet the kiss
of a sister j but if you havn't a sister handy,
try your cousin ; it isn't much worse. '.'
B. If ton havn't a cousin of your own, try
somebody else's ; there is no difference;' ' ' "
. BEAUTIFUL. - ' .'. V
W find the fbllowinir besutiful anecdote "-.
inlheeditor's Uble of the January number
of Graham : . . - '""vt-' "
"We know a beautiful JitUe blue-eyed
enrl. of antnA three VeTS old. WOO
tied ia her mother's arms, at tilight, look
ing out at the star,.; .... t
Mothar, said sne, 11 getting oarsu
And what makes it dark, Caroline I said
her mother. r-"" "
Because God shuts b rplid tfcsX
little poet". .:JJ ... .
farMTohd says a wmat) is "eerttdsi
tnashtsbutan uncertain pleasure. .
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