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A Democratic, Newspaper, i
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l'ublialicd every Friday, in ,Louisbur;
ATES OF TJI?SCT,7J'TION,
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$? TKKMS CASH IN a D VANCE
Whent'er I view a man of sense1,
Peruse the Scriptures to dey
The truths of blest Qunipotence,
And call the lloly book a lie ;
I call him fool or heedless youtb,
Such noble doctrines to unroll,
And not believe the sacred truth,
It must be dropsy of the eouI.
Whene'er I view or young or old,
(A man dev.oted to himself,
And make a god of paltry gold,
"And boast -his greatness in his pel f,
I' jay that man' corrupt in heart,
His principles cannot bo whole.
And he is sickly in that part, '
Where dwell theplethora of soul.
Don't be behind. J
Young man, about starling out on
tho journey of lifj, make for 3'ourself
t a golden rule, and religiously adhere
to it i.
. : v .. . .
ne ruNCTUAL id all tuings.
Without punctuality, nobody ever
succeeds. Cpnsidcr well pefqrc you
n:a'te engagements of any kind, ;and
when they arc once made stick to
them, " Though the Ilcavens dq
fall.", l " ' '
Let your word be as good, as your
oath. If vou arrreo to do anviliin nf
tm o clock be prompt. y on hand
at the first stroke of the ham-
m:r. 1 ' :
If you promise to call on your sweet
heart at eight o'clock, do not be a min
ute behind. Do not wait till nine.and
then go and find her cross, as she has a
right to be. " ' -
1 npunctual men are the lane of so
ciety. They compass more evil ''than
all . the earthquakes" and "yolca-
They spoil dinners ; they try the
tempers of their friends; they bring
about financial crisis; they wreck rail
way trains; they clog the wheel
of enterprise and disorganize things
generally, i' 1 f'
. And tQ liivo one of then in a f mi
ly. Why it is ten times worse than
the traditional inotherrin-law. One
might as well have the chronic perpet
ual chicken-pox, for in either case the
eruption would bo continual. Uu
punctual men are always stifling things
vip. Order and neatness are no where
with them to disturb "and disar
ray the arrangements of the house
hold. :,; ;. '
A woman had better be an old maid
to the end of the chapter, and , coddle
a weak-eyed poodle, than to bo wedded
to an unpunctual nan. ; V
J And what ef the woman who isaj
ways behindhand? ,
A Why, her case is even wofso than
that of the man.
Perhaps you have a friend of tho
never-get-ready sort? You and she
are going shopping at eleven. You
call for her at the t ime set.
She ia probably reading a novel with
' her flippers on and her back hair not
"put up. You groan in spirit, for you
know by experience r that this back
lia'r business is a work of time and pa
; She goes away so make her toilet.
Hair pins arc scaree, Buttons come
off her boots. They always do when
..'one is in & hurry. lfcIJer gloves a e all
old ones. Jler cuff pins are missing.
The naaie of hex troubles is le
gion. , r'
You sit in the pJor, and look at
the tidies, and count bo spots on the
will paper, and fidget ytfTQ, win
dow curtain tassel, au4 look, daggers
at the tlock, and by-ahd-by your friend
sails in, mild as milk, and asks you if
your patience is not all gone with
waiting, and, of course, you "fib, 'and
assure her sho has been very ' expedi
tious," and then she to'go back ' for '"a
handkerchief,.1 and ycu have tho prjv--ilege
of studying tho tidies' and 1 Rail
paper for fifteen or twenty minutes
-' ' ' ' ' ' ' -: 1
Oh, for the time to come When eve
rybody shall be "on hand." i
Oh, for the adrcnt of the epoch
which shll bring along with jt men
and women who are earnest, vital and
punctual, who enter upon the duties
before them with clear .head 3, clean
hands and pure hearts, and who, in
whatever emergencies may arisej" ' will
be always on hand" ' '
" Kate Thorn.
. ATew York Weekly.
A. Simple Story.
The Simple story of John Hcffernan
teaches us that honesty and patience
are ere to be rewarded, more forcibly
than that great moial lesson could be
impressed on our minds by a didtical
John Iliffernan was a poor boy when
ha entered the establishment of Messrs.
Goldsticks & Moneybag?, but he
brought wi.h Mm a certificate . from his
Sundy School teacher, saving that he
wai an 'honest lad, who could learn
mora verses and torget them quicker
than any other boy in the class. His
employers were obliged to test his hon
esty in various way?, but he stood the
When Mr. Moneybags saw him pick
up a p;a from the fl -.or he was sweeping,
he thought that. J..hn mjght be guilty of
taking thing", and drrpped a ten cent
shinplaster in the same place ; but John
honistly swept it out without noticing
i and brushed it, into a corner, where
he coultj pick it up at his leisure. Then
Mr. Mpcejt ags cvcrpf.id him his weekly
stipend by $t end waited to see what
the boy would do. At the dead hour
of night the Moneybags household was
aroused by the furious ringing of the
beiy The old gentleman put on his
dressing gown and descended to the
door, where he found John Heffernan,
with' a tear in his eye anc a dollar bil1'
in his right, hand. John declared that
he could not rest "in his virtuous couch,
after discovering he mistake, until it
was r ctified.
Why didn't you keep it V1 asked
Mr. Moneybags. 'I would not have
known that I had overpaid you. ' :
'Keep it ? exclaimed John. '.Little
do you kno w of the precepts tht were
iastilled into my youthful breast by my
sainted grandmother. But I c nfess
the temptation was a strong on?. I
was saving money to buy a Dibla for
my widowed mother, and ccumidated
the sura of Gftten "cents. With this
dollar I cou'd have crmpletcd me pur
chase, and I admit that I looke 1 at it
w.th longing, eye?. But' houcsty tri
umphed over temptation, end virtue is
its own reward.! f i
x Kcp the dollari for your honesty,'
said the benevolent old gentleman.
'Iiuy your Bible and be hpiv: I
Would li-k roil n rnnrnr ru. I
in the usual way, but it happnsthat
. - J- luY Fl-"MF
my aaugners are all son?, and you
must excuse me forhe"present.'
John went home his. heart pwellin"
with the,consciousaess 91' having done
his-dutj and made. 'ar dollar clear.
Theneziday he invested that money
in a chuckaluck cutlU of the benighted
youog heathen in ..he nxt alley.
Young Utffernan was then promoted
to a desk, and a five dollar bill was
once placid temptingly within
reach ; but John was secure in
honesty, and wasi.'t certain that
bid was a good; one. Then he was pat
in charge ot the bank deposit?, and his
cherjct r lor honesty was established.
One day when he was going to the
baor, he looked at the ticket as usail,
iud dsscovered that he was the bearer
61 $45,000 in currency, IJe then knew
that the time had come for honesty
and path nee to be rewarded, and he
sluffed the billinto his pocket jand
to k tLe riut train for the wrtj He is
now one of the- most prominent resi
dents ot the Pacific Slope, where De has
already bought a country seat on the,
coasj", and xp cts to buy a seitintne
Senate. But he still prjfves I the
huckaluck outfit that-gave his s art in
life, and points with pride to the bank
tick?, which j roves to his cl ildren
that virtue U its own reward.
St. Louis Democriit.
Mark Twain, few months after, his
fir t baby was born, was holding it on
his knee. His wife saids"Xow con
fess, Samuel, that you love the child V
can't do that," replied the humorist,
"but am willing to admit I respect
the little thing for its father's sake "
DEVOTED TO POLITICS, 1 JTE1U f lTltE,SCIENCE A ND ART.
Lo ve your Wives.
Husbands, love your wiye?. Noth
ing brightens a true woman's life like
lov. She will do anything, bear any
thing, suffer anything, for the sake of
a husband who . truely and tenderly
loved her, and whose heart is one with
1" i-i-Wheie. yiclt ldve,.end widow
hood begins, Tne.wcman who has a
husband who I.? not wlioliy hers mourn3
the loss of a companion, and"endur8
the presence of a mummy. But when
cor jughl fidelity exis, poverty, priva
tion and toil are welcomed gladly for
the joy of love. But this love must be
m re than' mere words ; it uiust be in
heart and lit", in deed and truth.
It must be endnred as well as de
manded. It must be jeelJ-dening as
well as sel?-lesiring. Love beareth all
thing, and endureth all things, but
never failetb. And when in her weakr
cess, weariness and sorrow a woman
can feel that she does receive from her
husband such - a self- lenying love as
this; - when his strength bears with her
weakces', his patierce with her petu
lance and when his calm courage soothis
JrjShk8 ttna farp, what gratitude
swells upwith in her hetrt, j
Woman seeks in a husband truth, no
bleness and uprightness And if a man
will show 'his manhood in his daily
tife, he will fiad a blessing in his beut
and in his home such as tongue pannot
Wives need love. Their hearts
yearn for it as much as in the days of
girlhood when lire itself was love.
Thtyolun pass their womanhood in
anxious cans and wearing labors. Ia
the anguish of maternity they enter in
to new spheres of existence, whose only
life ia love, Whether woman's cou se
i3 to be sadness or joy, sunshine or
gloom, depends upon love. All her
cares, are borne with patience if love
sweetens her bitter cup, A long, hard,
weary day of toil is amply j paid for
with a smile j and one tender, loving
clasp makes her forget a whole lifetime
of care and conflict, and bless tie day
she fouud a husband with a heart so
true and hand so strong. An. unex
pected f jvor touches her to the s ;u'.
A gift in secret, and apprecaiting word,
a piijl'gj soothing glance, a kindly,
sunny smile, a little Self-Jenial to af
ford her pleasure or spare her pain ;
and these are sunbeams of gladness to
thg heart of the true and toiling wife.
In Baltimore, oa SKturdav, JamcsTK
Strong brought filt ,n the citF(W
to recover possPosion of his-Utle boy,
w io it Bppear,-. was flnd the charge
of stronop.aaghtr The Jadgs gta
ted thattnolih hia sympathies were
Wl.ll iHrt CIO i I
, r ' - .. ... . u i1 lue
mj 6"-r,jaw compelled him 'o award him to the
crjtody of the fat
ter. The "3un"' thus
gives the iequel
The child, durirg the trial, had been
sitting by his sister side, and when,
after the judgment ot the court, the
father approached to take the boy, his
daughtei rose up, and, flashing" eycF,
dared her; father 'to take tbc child.
There was a general scuffling of feet in
court by those pressing forward 'to wit
ness the scene. In the meantime a man
who wag said' to be Wesley Strong, a
nephew ot the petitioner, snatched-np
the child and sprang out ofthe pur
house with it. Whep tfce ciiild had
reathed the street Strong was knocked
down and the child taken frera him by
girl-j who ran with it down Fayette
street opposite Barnum'a and rushed
jinto oLe of the lawyers' officp. They
soon returned without the child, wtr
was nowhere to be seen. A crowd ol
people eolheted. The daughter of
Strong, it was sai. succeeded in ob
taining possessiojnVfthe child, but the
streets1 wasnof quir ted for an hour or
two afrhough several police ofSccrs
Pwefe busy in keeping the sidewalks
clear ; '..-.''.! , .
The plucky spirit manifested by the
si?ter ct the child, acd tbe cries of the
latter upon learning that he was
icao uis Bisur, exvueu ine sympatni
ot the aadienc, and sensibly aSccted
evn the conrt its.tif.
" A Western editor recently rode six
ty miles on a cow-catcher, and, failed
to catch the cow aftex aUJ j
Ov the tw, I had rather ee an
horse that baz. got konsiderable ov tb
col, than to ace a !t with too cr
old horge 10 him. ,
DUG, N. O. , JULY,
Laying up foi- OlVlldren,
Parental affection naturally inqui-
what it can best do for the welfare
f its children in folure years, and
hen the bosom which now throbs yitb
to its offspring shall be cold in
eath. Many plans are laid, and many
waio ui uiiiiuus soiicituge
spent in contriving ways and means
rendering children prosperous and
happy in future life. But parents arc
not always wise in the provision which
they seek to make for their children ;
nor do they always seek direction and
counsel from God in this inatUr, 1 he
best inheritance for children, beyond
all contradiction, is true piety towards
God and salutary truths and princi
ples of religion, laid up iu the hearts
of children a good education good
and virtuous habits, unbending princi
ples of i:oral conduct, the fear of God
and the hope of heaven. This is the
best inheritance for children, whiclj all
parents should be. most anxious tQ Jay
up for them, '
Many an unwise parent works hard,
and lives sparingly all his life, for the
purpose of leaving enough to give his
children a start in the world, as it is
called. Setting a young man afloat
with money Uft him by reatives is liks,
tying bladders under the arms of one
who cannot gwim ; ten chances to one
he will lose his bladders and go to
the bottom. - Teach him to swim, and
he will not need bladders.
Give your child a sound education.
See to it that his morals are pure, his
mind cultivated, and his whole nature
made subservient to the las whicli
govern man, and you have given v.hat
will be more valuable than the wealth
of the Indies. You have given him a
start which no misfortune can deprive
him of. s The earlier you teach him to
depend upon his own resources, and
the blessing of God, the better.
A Youth Kills His Elder Brother.
A horrib'e tragedy was perpetrated
t the village of Bellhaver, in North
ampton county, Ta., on Friday, the
20th inst. A young man named George
Thomas, socpof Col. L G. Thomts, the
ownerpt'Woodland, in the upper part
of Ihe COUntv. shot and If il Wl fcio
w 7 H.,'v Mia
brother, Levin. The murderer, who is
only seventeen years old, escaped, and
had not been arrested at last account?.
The murder, it is said, grew out of
family differences. Co', Thomaa had
set up his elder son in business at Be'
havep, bu lie becoming Jvery dissipi
ted, the lather took the store a way
from him and gave it to his younger
son. Alter tbi?, Ievin annoyed his
brother very much by visiting the store
in an intoxicated condition $p.d. abus
On the dayf the murder he went tQ
the store and tirod to effect an entrance
ly forcing the door, which was barred.
Failing in thi, he started to go to an
other door, and was . walking away
from the house when his brother raised
a window, and, thrusting his rifle
through, fired, the hall taking effect in'
the back and penetrating the Ueurt
Horrible to relate, it is saidflhat the
jfather instigated his scntocjmnpt tht
'readll deed. .
Xorfolk Journal, 25t?t,
A woman alwavs looks rmmwr ?n
j 1 "
Jight cambric of simple pattern. Some
thing of girlhcod and Spring aro sug
gested by them, and yet they arc as
available by the matron as bj sweet
six'een. A charming young wife once
confided a penchant for these inexpen
sive toilets, " for she said in closing
" gentlemen like them so well." They
show very good taste in them, as the
best of the femauine sex have found
out already. English and French wo.
men wear cottons in summer alternate
ly with silks, and a most captivating
effect docs the latter know how to
make with her raarvelously fresh cam
brie, ruffled like a Spring flower, little
chip hat and broad parasoL with the
nicest, plainest of boots and perfect
gloves. It is girlish purity and wo
manly grace combined that make the
charm of such a dress. There are
strip is many, and colors many, but
the simplest are always Lest.
Q. What h that which h length
ened by being cut at both ends?
, A. A diAch,
Q. Whjch jLs the oldest tree in the
A. The Ebler tree.
Q Why are some great ' men Jiko
A, rBecause t must be dark when
Q.r Why are fixed strs Jike pens,
ink, and paper?
-A, Because they are stationary.
Q -What do we all do when we
first get into a feather bej?
A. Make an impression,
Q- Who was the first man that
Q What is the differante between
a pastry cook and a bilj-stickar?
A,Ono puffs up paste, and the
other pastas up puffs
V, Which is the easiest to "bo
minister or a doctor ' ' '
A A minister, for it U easier to
preach than to practice.
Q' 'Why should a little man never
marry a bouncing widow?
A- Because he would be called the
Why is wit like a Chinese- la
A Becr.ose brevity is the soul of
0 Which travels the fastest, heat
or cold? v
A Heat, because you can catch
1 cold. f
Q' How can you make a tali man
A. Borrow fifty dollars from him.
New York Weekly.
Rkply to a Broken Hkabtkd
TniNQ. A broken hearted young thing
writes to a weekly paper as follows :
"About ihree years ago I became ac
quainte I with a young gentleman, and
lately I have noticed a great change in
him. Can he have ceased to love me V
Fethaps wc oujht not to interfere in
this little matter ; but, as we knew ex
Jjly what should be done with the
young man , we fcel as if we ought to
speak out. The next time he calls,
take a monkey wrench, taittn it secure
ly upon bis nose, and ask him in a
firm vo:ce what he meani. If he won't
answer, twist the wrench three or four
times, and butt his head up against the
stove or the man tie-piece. If he says
he ha ceastdto love you, let your fin
gers d ally ith his ringlet lovingly a
tew -moment, and tht a suddenly lift
out a couple of handfulls, and have a
man at hand tn come in and sit upon
him a whilj and knock tut hit teeth
and jump up and down on him and
be sociab'e. Then let him go; and
commence your arrangements to rope
in a irgsh man.
Lf?LUEscc Nkwsimpbrs. -Small
ia the 'sum that is required to pttionize
a newspaper, and aap!y rewarded is its
patron, I care not bow bumble and on
pretending the gajate which he take.
Itja next to imp.n.sible to fill a sl.t
with piint d matter without putting
something that is morth tbe mbeciip
lion rticr. 1 wclD.mtmbfr what a
marked difference there was between
those ot school-nau a who ha , and
those who ha l -no acceg to newsp-'
pera Other things' being equl, the
first ere at way decidedly surptricr
to fhe-lai, in tlthate compiitiba, and
Daniel Webster 1
A short time since a number of am
ateur musician in a town of western
Pennsylvania mado an trchcatra. They
were successful in procuring all the
performers they desired, except a
clarionet player. One of the number
finally volunteered to take up the in
strument and learn it. lie had no
clarionet, but hearing that he could
probably borrow oue of Brown, who was
thought too-n one, he met' him on
the street one day and accosted him
with, 4 How are you, Browu? I heard
you had a clarionet.' The fellow look
ed at him, in utter amazement hav-
ing probably never heard of such, a
thing Wore, and stammered out,
Well, I I was sick about two
weeks ago, but I don't think I had
that.' . ....
Wo may TXeyrcr Know.
We -maj never know of the anguish
hidden beneathmiling eyes. We may
never knoT of the weary hearts beside
u day by day, whose prayer is for
strength to wait till God shall say,
'Well done.' We may ait' down at
the aamftresideelasp handa at the
same social board, look into each oth
er' a faces, bat we cannot see the heart.
And who may tell of the sad failures,
the soul-sick pining for father's hand
to lead beside the still waters of peace
Ah I never till wo soar beyond the
stars and all the tears bo wiped, from
our eyes, shall we undemcni that in
scrutable mystery -the, human heart 1
Ah 1 despair not when life seems hard
and dreary; by and by the shadows
will fli apart, the fette.s that bind
us will be dissovcred, the burden be
removed, the tired hands be folded,
and sleep, with her healing wgs,
shall hover over us, ' and .rest be'
Thank God for the rest of the quiet
gravel Thank God for the home be
yond it ! and be sure, when you awake
in His likeness, you shall be satisfied
The following is said to have been a
Yankee's reasoning on progress in
transportation : "I can reckerlect ten
or twelve years ago, thac if I started
from Bosting on a Wednesday I cud
git in Philadelphy in one day ; and
I've been cal'latin' that if the power
of steam increases for the next ten
years as it has been doin' for the last
ten year, I'd be in Philadelphy jiat
two days before I started from Bes
Printers devils are generally great
ladies' men, nowithstanding they have
a very hard time. Some time ago
one of those hard named fellows and
hb lady love werof taking 'a stroll, and
a they were walking along chatting
briskly upon various topics of the day
she suddenly caught his hand and,
looking smilingly into his face,
Do you know why I cannot get re
ligion?' 4 No my dear, I do not.'
4 It is because I love the devil T
To Clean Furniture Take
equal parts of boiled linseed oil and
spirits of turpentine and apply kpar
ingly with a soft cloth. Canton flan
neJ is best, J Wipe dry with1 a- dean
cloth. Guilt frames may be'tirnished
with common Vhite furniture Tarnish
and afterwards be cleaned without det
riment, as easily as any other article
of varnished furniture. ,
A wife asked her husbar.d for a new
dress. He replied, 44 Tfciies is hard,
my dear so hard I cva hardly keep
my nose above wator." Whereupon
sho Tetorted, 44 Yc-u can keep yonr
noso above water easy enough if you
have a mind to ; but ' the trouble is
that you kep it, too much aboTebran
dy." An individual who accidently ' ran
against an iron 'col umn, o the detri
,ment of,ope of bis.ppUcjy saidhq "re
ceived, his black eye b ptt.,7
young lady hi xrlcshire
named Price, who is six foet five inches
high. People say there are rnne wo
men above Price. We don't believe it.
At a coroner's inquest, a witness
was aakad, What was the last thing
een by the deceased V "Kerosene !
was the reply.
rasper being told he looked seedy,
and asked what business he was in re
Ijlied, The hard-wear business look
at my wardrobe.'
A Georgia negro boy lately escaped
carmg for an infant by cutting the Lit
Inevtr y y fiiii a kompliiamt
but what 1 kaugbt a gudgMascrred
Apboolixiikea borne, be Is Jut, as
like tew it!ioS i friend as a pho.
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