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Agitator, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1858, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania of Publication. TOE TIOGA COUNTY AGITATOR a pub al reader, and is '_._ lundrcd Engravings. All or those contemplating rno least impediment to mart book. Il discloses secrets tin :quainted with. Still pt locked up, and be sent lo any one on the reeeinr I Address Dr. WM.YOUNfiul above Fourth, Phil'a. 'M GUIDE, hy Dr. WM. YOUNg GUIDE, by Dr. WM.yoUNnl GUIDE, by Dr WM YOUNr, 1 GUI UK, by Dr GUIDE, by Dr.WM GUIUG, by Dr WM GUIDE, by Dr WM GUIDE, byDr WM YOUNG I GUIDE, byDr WM GUIDE, byDr WM YOUNG i GUIDE, by DrWM YOUNG j GUIDE, by Dr WM YOUNQJ Gl IDE, by Dr WM YOUNG' RD ASSOCIATION! taut Announcement. -cms afil'iru-J witli Sexual disease. SPF.RMATORRIKEA, SEMINAL IMPOTENCE, GONORRHEA I 'lilt.IS, the Vice of UU) ASSOCIATION ofPhiladelphi, awfut instruction d'hornm life aM by Sexual diseases, and rlircd upon the unfortunate t.y Quacks, have directed their Con. ,n as a CHAIMTABLE ACT worth, to give MEDICAL ADVICE GRi sons thus aiHicied, (Male or Fern cttrr, w ith a description of their 004 habits of life, andj poverty and suffering, to FURNIS8 FKICK'OK CHARGE. Association is a benevolent Instill d by special endowment, for there. and distressed, afflicted with "Viro. min and its funds er purpose. It has now a surplus Oj he. Directors liavc" voted to adverts c. It is needless lo add that IheAj. lands the highest Medical skill of ilj inrnUh "tlic most approved moden iltiablc. advice also given to sick aa i-s, afflicted with Worab Complaijt Dr. GEO. R. CALHOU? rtjeon, Howard Association, No. i Pliiladclpliia, Pa.- II President. CI1II.D, Secretary. j, (I the si formerly occupied bjB. '.Y, ;imi ,re now receiving and selliEil UK ol tl.i and finest >iiv GOODS, Vtilings and Furnishiiif of every descripLioa, i durjMe j-rmls up to a fine qualitjol In-fit r.v, Sinrting-, Clothing. ami inltT styles, well made and ol !'T [irifo jskrd. OTS iK.- SHOES it-L down to Brogansand Boofo car, ami iiL Mich prices as cannot fill customer. We olsokecpcoa- K, FISH TT FIRE INSURANCE CO New York S200.W ORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Acrnmulatid Capital SI succeeded to the of CiCo.Tliompson, Esq., is prep1 s aiu! i-.-ur- (..ilicics in the above rth.ible slock Ci.injinnies, lihnps irisuml for years at r ih'.se of inutudi prinnpljy und satisfaclorilv nJ 3t lln.v otticc. ons bv nnil rrrcive prompt atttt C. H THOMSON, Concert Hall Block. 20, D O T i, I DO: I jay th-U FOLE id rlte.ipcst assurlment of in WellsboFo.' Such heavy cases LU SHOW t.ltnt" i ies, Clocks A. FOLE' II, _______, BIRD, CONVEYANCERS. to all business entrusted to iromplncss and fidelity. Addres" JLAXD, POTTER I. 1LLEN, COLE ER HAIR DRESSER- AVcllsboro'Pa. e rear of Y.-UIIJ'S Book Store. E' line of buMness will be done nptly as it can he done in the saloons. Preparations'for rfiO" id beautyfiing the hair' for liskers dyed any color.' Call Oct 18, ot JTyttrom anar tte subscriber when the term for paid shall eipired, iBi Oat? on the of ;Ae toet wiUthen be rtopped until a further re- be received. By this arrangement no man 6' 12 96 00 SCO 15 00 20 00 3000 4000 the County. __ yoL..IY. WELLSBOB03TIOGA COUNTY, I A., t per .__________________ 9 _-----------------------------1--------------------------------------- FEBBtAET 18, 1858. NO. XXIX. _______ F. M. .oved to the buildiDg formerly BS' one door below in? if Wm.Roberls, d keeps constantly oo: lediuio, and best M obacco. reasonable. THE YOUNG VOYAGKEBS, A THRILLING "Come, Anne, coroe sisters. Come aboard hiy ship, and we'H a jolly nice afternoon. I'll be a eea captain like my faiher, and show how he great packet ship aeroas the ocean. Come, girls, get Anna, you shall be my male, and liitle Jenny thall be our cook and steward." The speaker was a handsome, fair haired, rosy cheeked boy, wilh_ bright, laughing blue eyes, about ten years old, who during his ad- dress, WM busily engaged in rigging the mast and sail to a ship's launch which was made fast to ibe beach in one of those secluded, picturesque little coves or inlets, with which iba souih shoraof Long Island, between Fire Island and Rockaway, is so plentifully in- dented. The boy's companions were two little girls of eight and six years, beautiful as angels, and so exactly like their brother in every fea- ture, thai they seemed ar perfect copies all but the long, sunny ringleis of his exquisite face. Anne, the elder girl, bounded lightly into the boat a! her brother's first invitation, and began assisting him about the sail. But litlle Jenny who was lugging along a great bas- ket filled with pies, sweet cakes and which ihey had brought from a beautiful col- lage not far off, for a little pic nic djnner hesitated in silence till her brother urged her again lo get in the boat, when she began to. argue with him thus: Willie, don't let us go in-the boat to- day there is so much wind, apd we might be "You are a little coward, Jenny, to pa interrupted the young captain impa- tienily. "It's the pleasaniest day we have had for a month and it's so late in the fall, that if we don't go to day, I am sure we shall not get another chance thta year. Come, Jenny, don't be -jump in." "Oh, I'm not afraid, brother, and child as she was, lilile Jenny's cheeksi glowed for a few moments with a deeper vermillion tint, at the implied question of courage by her brother. "I'm not in the least afraid, Willie but you know mother has often told us we must no', go in the boat when it blows hard. "All I'm afraid of is disobeying her." "Then you may come into the boat with- out fear, sister, for mother told me I might sail this afternoon, not five minutes before we left the house." "Yes, I know that, Willie, but that was two hours ago when it was calm. It blows a great deal harder now, and I'm sure mother would not like us lo go away fropn the shore in the boat when there is such a wind." "O nonsense, Jenny I have been all over ths cove when it blew a great deal harder than this. Molher, you know, says I am ihe best sailor along the coast, and just as well able lo iudge when the weaiher is fit to go on a cruise as she is. Come, sister, we can't get drowned, fpr the water is so shallow at ebb tide, and with this west wind, that we could wade anywhere about ihe cove." Thus persuaded, Jenny passed the basket lo her brothrr, and then clambering into the boat herself, shi took a seat beside Anne in the stern sheets, and soon the launch was under weigh. Sha was a great, heavy clumsy boat as nil of her class usually are, with a single lug sail of heavy canvuss, aliogether illy calcu- lated for a pleasure craft. But liuis Willie Wallon managed wilh con- summiis skill for so young a commander, and they had made several stretches across the when, as they were passing ihe inlet that opened out sea-watds, Anne's eyes rested upon iba bright, blue waves of the Atlantic, fcroutibeyond the discolored water along the coast, and clapping her hands with a sudden ecslacy infantile joy, exclaimed "O Willie, Willie Let us go out there and sail on that beautiful blue ocean Wo'nt it be grand 1 So much prettier than this dirty little cove wilh the bare aand banks all about us." Willie sprang to his feet, and gazing to the offirig, his bright eyes lit up with ihe enthusi- asm caught from bis sister's words and he re- plied "We'll go out there and have a glorious sail just like the great ships and steamboats thai we see go by." "0 don't go out there, brother interposed little Jenny, ner cheek growing pale as the dolioate lilly. "Don't go, Willie, mother will be angry with us." "Mother will do no such a thing, Jenny: She will be proud of us to think that we have been out on the ocean all alone. I can easily eoma back with the flood tide lhat will soon w selling in." And without further argu- reckless UP nis helm, eased sheet, and away out through the inlet, line of blue water [outside, went 'he launch, hurried along before the strong oreeze which to the sirenjth of the last ebb, bora her away a speed that sunk the ,idgc to a mere line Ihe margin of the wide ocean, and the while collages with Venetian b inda, into toy nouses dotted with bright green.specks. The colored water-which. appeared from ihe cove a narrow Mrip dividing the white strip ein j deep azure of the OCBan a balt of sereral miles wilh the nne Breeze and strong lide'the boati sped on j wjiile of lheir 'he n.tur.1 caused the the m, as hllhe There was y, utter helplenwM, suddenly shadowing t leir bright vision; and there was a word of pathos in little Jenny's sweet, low voice, as sh; laid, her band gently on her brother's arm, and looking up in bis eyes whispered: "O Willie, let us go home. Mother would feel very bad if aha knew we had come away out here." Willie beat down and kissed his sister's pale cheek, >s he replied "We wil go back home. Jenny; I was naughty to come off so far from land. But don't cry, sptcr. I am sorry. Don't blame me, I couIdtA help h; i loved the sea too much." "No, we blame you, Willie, only lef us hurry back for see, yonder is a black cloud coming up in the. west, and I am afraid if we do no------" The child's speech was arrested by a groan of anguish >om -her brother, whose eye for the first lirre had bean directed towards a bank of murky douds heaving up in the west, by his sister's remark and at the very the vision first rested upon (he black pall, a chain of brilliant zig zag lightning rose, quivering along its upper edge, and a few moment! later, there came to their ears a low mulle -ed roar of far off thunder. The captain had hauled his little vessel by th-j wind, but the clumsy thing lay broad off u ider ill-fitted sail. Besides ihe wind, which she had scarcely felt while run- ning off before it', had now increased so much thai she hee ed over lill there was graat dan- ger of her capsizing, to prevent which, Willie, with Ihe assistance of his two set about reefing the sail. This was soon accomplished, and agai n the boat was steered as close as she would go; which at thi best was little better than eight points, so that with her great leeway, Willie soon found .hat in spile of his uimost skill, his craft was drifting rapidly out to sea. Nearer and nearer rolled on ihe embattled legions of black storm clouds; louder came the fearful thunder crashes, more vivid gleamed ;he red lightning's flash, wilder Lie shrieking gale swept by, howling and scream- ing dread notes of terror to the young voya- gers. The in wilh the land was quite to heave up ihe foam-crestec waves here and there all around them, curling over and breaking all feather- white in long lines of hissing sprays. Great round drops of rain came palling down in the water and telling on the thwarts and gun- wales of, the boat with a sharp, click noise that smote s.artingly dismal on Ihe ears of the three lill.e ocean wanderers. i Young as he was, Willie retained ih his mind much af what he had heard his father relate al various limns, in regard to Ihe man- agement of a ship in a .gale and the knowl- edge he had thus gahed in theory, now s'ood in good stead. -He lad heard of keeping a ship before n a squall, and of scudding in a gale. The lull-sailing, clumsy boat was his ship. The .hebry which he had learned he proceeded to put in Traclice and when the first mud gust of.yel ing tornado fell upon the launch, she was going dead before the wind -----otherwise her sail would have been blown away, or she would have been swamped in an instant. As it was, she went flashing on through the storm, right out into the mighty wilderness of waters. Ten, fifteen minutes went by, and still the war of the elements went on in iheir terrible fury and s ill the brave little fellow stood at Ihe helm, bare headed, his cap blown away, his clolhes c ripping with water, and, steady "to his his liny bark on and away before the fierce, howling blast. Once, only, he faltered and lhat was when the launch quivered for a moment, on the crest of a mightv surge, aad then went reel- ing and plugging, standing almost on end down into the hissing vortex of the liquid -ravine. Then, a single, quick cry of horror escaped the soy's lips; but the next moment Jenny crept up to his side and laid her hand upon his shoulder and spoke in a low sooth- ing tone, thiLt almost instantly called back his confidence, and elicited from his lips a cry of admiralion "or his sister's heroism. "Don't be frightened, dear spoke the linle "Molher says': that God watches over people that live on the And don't yau remember, brother, how often our dear mother has told us that Jesus loves litlle children? If God watches us and Jesus loves us, ve shall be safe. So don t be afraid." wild and gloomy night, came down upon the world of waters, and siil the lempesi raged; and there, in their frail, open boat, we will leave the young voyagers speed- ing on and c way, right out into the very learl of the Atlantic ocean. We will bid them adieu and glance back to iheir their fond mother, rendered desolate in the heart by the dread calamity that had fallen upon her in the loss of her children. Al the moment when the children first em- barked, Mrs Walton had glanced out towards the cove, aid or a few moments watched them with a 1 a mother's font pride as she 'saw (hem sailing to and fro on the quiet wa- ters of the bay and then some visitor called and she forgot her children until just as the storm came down, when a neighbor rushed in with the intelligence that the launch had seen seen only a few minutes pre- viously, several out to sea. The first terrible shook almost killed her, but soon ra lying her woman's energy and mother's love, she rushed from her home, re- gardless of the furious storm, aroused her neighbors, and besought them with all the eloquence ciHed up by the deep anguish of her riven heart, to help recover her lost dar- lings. There WM no at Roofcsway or Falk- Der'a Islanc, and to venture out to sea t a storm wilh such small crafts as were kept along the shore, were worse than madness, and immediate dispatches, were sent to New York, not only to the owners of I ,ie ship com- manded by Captain Walton, bu the Pilots; and within an hour after Ihe news had reach- ed the city, two of the siauncbesi pilot boats, manned by extra picked crews of gallant souls, were under wajr, and speeding iheir swift-winged course in search .of the ocean losl children.. Mrs. Watson herself hastened lo the city to urge wilh her presence and inrfaence, more "prompt action; but the vessels had been gone an hour when she arrived, and so she repair- ed to Ihe house of Mr. Alvin, tie owner of Ihe ship her husband commanded, to await the return of those who had so nobly genre forth in that mad storm in searc i of her three darlings. Leaving her there in a sta e of fevered anxiety, hoping in the very teeth of despair, we too will go forth into the wild, yelling gale lo loot upon a most sublime ocean pic- ture. Il was an hour past as Ihe deepest eel s of an inquisitorial cungeon, save when the vivid lightning's flash lit up the Cim- merian blackness with glare rivalling (bat of the brightest noonday sun. Some ninety miles to the eastward of Sandy Hook, lay hove too a noble ship, inward bound, in one of the most terriic gales that, ever swept along the coast. The gale had just set in an hour before sundown, and ever since dark the ship had been hove too under the shortest possible canvass, heading up west south west, with the gale com ng in violent 1 squalls oui at due north-west. "Do ycu think there is any danger to us or the ship, captain inquired one of three passengers who stood near the commander of the ship, partly sheltered from the storm by the protecting roof of ihe round house. "Not the least, Mr. Kiogsly. You ate as safe 'here as you would be at your own house in New York. She is a bran new ship, 'and I have hac no opportunity of trying her hove to before; but I am perfectly satisfied with her .behaviour. In fact I never saw any craft conduct herself quite as well in a hurricane like this. 'Tis a terrible night, however, and God help ihose who may chance to be out on a smaller craft than ours For ihe last hour I have been thinking of my wife and children. My wife will not sleep a wink to-night. She never can in a storm like this when I am not at home. I was cast away once on the Long Island and not half a mile from home, in just such a gale, only it was south-weal. I would give a hundred dollars this moment to be at home only for my wife's sake. But we God what is I ha A continuous flash of lightning lit up the surrounding space, and as darkness shut in again, a faint but clear and Ahoy uttered by a femaletpr a child, came down on the blast from directjy 'o wind-ward. A moment after the hail was repeated, and another flash of lightning revealed a boat driving square down before the and al- most under (he ship's quarter, ireone could count five, ihe shrill, quivering cry came up from ihe boat as it shot past the ship not three fnthoms clear of the rudder. "Merciful heaven There are three chil- dren in thai boat yelled Mr. Kinsley, who with the captain was peering cown over the (affrail as Ihe boat flew past. "Hard up your my man, said the Captain, in a voice as calm as man's 'voice could be, and then calling to .he chief and I'hird males, who were both on deck, he in- formed them of the fact thai a small open boat with three children in it, lad just gone past, and i len gave his orders: Mr. Casey, please get ouljon the flying jib boom and <eep a look out for the boat, arid mind Mr. Casey, if we come tij with it you can lay the ship so as to bring the boat close aboard on the larboard re- member Mr. Casey. Don't for your life make a mistake. Go forward now sir, and. if we save those children, five hundred dollars shall be your reward. Then turning to the chief ma e, continued "Mr. Windsor, you will brace the' yards all square, which, will send the ship through ihe water something Taster nan what the boat is going. Having done ibis rig single whips, two of each on ihe lower larboard side. Place ihe blocks far enough out for the falls lo drop about a fathom clear of the ship, and then receive on good snug sail geer. bring both ends in one deck, and the olher lerfalong fora foil, stationing ibree, good fellows at each. In .he meantime I will get the ship steady before the wind, andpFrank my man, you keep her so. Don't lei her yaw an inch Sieer her as if your very soul cepended Upon it, and within half an hour after the ship Beaches New York, you shall have a hundred dollars." "And now Mr. Kinsley, yon will please call lip the second mate and all'I he gentlemen passengers. I want them to stand by the whips in order lo assist the sat ors if neces- sary. We must save those ch Idren, and do it too, winout the boat coming in contact wiih the ship, as that would ba instant des- truction to it and them in such a sea." "All ready the whips, sir came from the male, and al the moment the third mates voice rang out from the jib boom end "Boat right ahead, steady as you j "Now tthen my lads, who'll go into these running bowlines with me, and stand by to pick up the children anxiously inquired the captain. "I sir; T, I" came from a dozen ready call' ors, in a moment. "Thank .you, my lads but I only want five. I will go in one of the oow lines my- self." The selections were toon made, and there they stood in the fore-main mizzen the commander and five noble the bowlines under their arms ready to risk their lives and save the three children. "Steady! Stand by now! Here they come! Look screamed the officer from the jib boom, and a moment later the dim outlines of a boa loomed up by the' lee cat-head. An- other of breathless suspense, and the boat was abreast of ihe fore chains. "Sand by the forward whips! Lookout therein the main chains. Veer away men. Now, Harry now and down went the cap- tain aid his.companions into the boat. A jraaih later and a shout came ringing up, "Look out main and mizzen Sway -away on and up by the run came he two men, each grasping a child in his arms. ay, sir. All right, answered a brave fellow, scrambling in on the deck, with little Jenny grasped tight by her clothes. the litlle girl, clasping the ca Main about (ho neck, "Father Fath- er echoed back two treble voices. ihank thee! and Capl. Lester Walion sunk on the deck. He knew the children were his own from the moment they passec the ship's stern, and his indomitable self control had borne him up until they were rescued; when ihe reaction came he sank down insensible. At an hour befare sunset the following'day the ship was al her berth in New York, and the rreeting between the distracted, mother and hsr children (here, in the cabin of her husband's ship, is too sacred a picture to be profaned by pen and ink. Dreaming on Wedding Cake. A bachelor editor, who had received from the hands of the bride apiece of elegani wedding cake to dream on, thus gives ihe re- sult o' his experience. We put il under our pillow, shut our eyes sweet y as an infant, and blessed with an easy conscience, soon snored prodigiously. The god of dreams gen ly touched us, and lo-! ir fancy we married. Never was a. living editor so happy. It was "my ringing in our ears every, moment. Oh! that the dream hid been broken off here'. But no, some eviil genius put it into the head of our ducky to have pudding for dinner, just to please heir In a hungry dream we set down to d'nne1. Well, the pudding moment arrived, andla [huge slice almost obscured from sight ihe ptate before us. "My said we fondly, "did you "Yis, it nice 1" "G best bread pudding I ever tasted in my "P um pudding, suggested our wife. no, dearest, bread pudding, I always, was fond of it." "Call this bread exclaimed my wife, .while her pretty lips curled slightly with contempt. "Certainly, reckon IVe had enough at the Sherwood House lo know bread pud- ding, 'ny love, by all means." "Hjsband is really loo pad- ding is twice as hard lo make as bread pud- ding, and is more expensive and is a great deal belter. I say ibis is plum pudding, and try pretty wife's brow flushed with ex- citement. "My love, my sweet, my dear ex- claimed .we, soothingly, "do not gel I'm sure it's very good if it is bread pudding." "But sir, I say this is not bread "But, my love, I'm sure it must be bread pudding." "Yju mean, low fiercely replied my wife, "you is plum pudding." "Tien, ma'am, it is meanly put togeth- er and so badly burned, the himself woulcn't know it. I tell you, madam, most distinctly and roost emphatically, and I will not b4 contradicted, that il is bread pudding, and (lie meanest kind at that." "It is plum shrieked my wife as she hurled a glass of claret in my face, the g ass itself tapping the claret from our nose. gasped we, pluck to the and grasping a roasted chicken by the "Plum rose above the din, as I had a distinct perception of two plates smashed across my head. '.'Biead we groaned in rage, as the, chicken led our hand, and flying swift wings across the table, landed" in madi- amV josom. "Plum sesoutided the war cry from the enemy, as the gravy dish took us where we had been depositing the first of the dinner, and a plate of beets landed upon a white vest. "Bread pudding forever 1" shouted we in defiance, dodging (he soup tureen and falling benea h its contents. "Plum yelled our amiable spouse, and noticing our misfortune, she de- termined to keep us down by piling upon our bead he dishes with no gentle hand. Then in rapid successsion fallowed the war cry "plum with every dish. "E read in smothered tones came from the pile in reply. Then it was "bread in rapid the last cry growing feebler, till just ta I can distinctly recollect, it had grown a whisper. "P um resounded like thunder, followed by a tremendous crash, as ray wife pile with her delicate feat, and jumping up and downrr- wbeo. thank we awoke, thus caved our. life.'. For Ihe Agitator. Early want and after Greatness. Man is truly a peculiar animal and none others are alike unto him. While he has' been aptly styled the noblest specraien of the Creator's works, he is the most singular in his aspirations; most complex in his con- struction, and at the same time endowed with faculties that will run parallel wilh Deity himself. He loves eating, drinking and sleep- ing, and in these respects he closely resem- bles any other animal. But his reasoning faculties and moral sentiments do not stop where the instinct of the brute ends. Il is here lhat man first begins lo develop him- self. 'Tis here that his herculean powers begin; to stand out in bold relief, happily con- trasting themselves with the siand-siill prin- ciples lhat so eminently characterize the infe- rior animals. These faculiies are his highest and best gifts and the sources of his purest .and intensesf pleasures. But this peculiarity attends them that while the animal faculties act powerfully of themselves, his rational faculties require to be cultivaled, exercised, and instructed before they will yield full harvest of enjoyment. j Man, loo, is a laboring animal. He flour- ishes best when properly exercised. ''By ihe sweat of thy brow, ihou shall fea( bread" was a mandate intelligently upon him, and in ihis instance the wisdom of Providence is plainly manifest; lhai is, early poverty bespeaks after greatness end the youth lhat wallows in luxury very often ends an unuseful life in dissipation and want, and those lhat are manor born to a princely estate, go down lo molher eanh, "unwept, unhon- ored and unsung" -as often as ihe friendless son of obscure parents. It is not always those that are born richest, lhat end life no- blest, but rather vice versa, early want is no bar to future usefulness. Poverty, in the morning of life, if properly cared for, is a sure stepping stone lo future worth. A good moral character, and a mind .that is not ashamed of labor, is worth more lo ihe young man of to-day than all the riches of Croesus. Il is a significant fact in the hisiory of our race, that the greatest benefactors, the noblest reformers, and most self sacrificing philanthropists have sprung from a class that our self staled nobility call low. 'And the logic is aa phtki and self evi- dent as the fact. Take for instance the son of one of our millionaires. He grows up surrounded by all that his pampered appetite can desire. He has no cravings but what are readily gratified if dollars and cents can procure the gratification. He never learns ihe value of the wealth he is so profusely spending. He known litlle of the many sleepless nights his fulher has spent in storing up the treasure he is so unwittingly thro-ving to the dogs. If he is sent to school, il is to appear in fashiona- ble society. His lessons are ofiner in his books than in hisyhead. By and by, his lather dies and BTsonly protection is gone. Under his unskillful hands, his princely estate rapidly vanishes, and middle age often finds him homeless, penniless; and wilh no dis- position 10 earn an honest living by honest labor. In short he knows nothing of work, and too frequently resorts to the gambling shop to supply his empty coffers. Dissipa- tion follows last upon the heel of moral de- pravity, and he soon fills a premature grave, conclusively showing that early riches are not always productive of future happiness But wiih the poor boy the case fo different. No parent has hoarded wealth for him. He fully realizes that he must ever depend upon his own resources. His hands are already hard wiih early labor. His constitution is strong and healthy. He leaves home goes out upon the world and begins to intelligently look around him. He sees many of his age riding by him in gilt coaches, but he begins life oo fool. They have friends to aid them and he is alone, without advisers, without acquaintances, and without means But does he despair? Does he become disheartened because his future does not promise nil; sun- shine and his palh does not bid fair to be ever strewn wiih flowfers? Certainly not! He lays off his coat, and rolls his sleeves up and goes lo work in earnest. Early and lale, he toils on. He has his mark in the future permanently fixed and the follies of fashion are powerless to move him from his purpose. Ofuimes he meets rocks lhat seem inaccessi- ble to scale them seems impossible, bul he does not stop. While ihe world is asleep he digs en; while his fellows are giddy wiih earthly vanities he continues to struggle and by and by, before his eatly companions are aware, he stands high above them, so far, that the brainjvhirlsat viewing him from his giddy height. The world calls him a genius and wonders how Providence gave him such wondrous powers, but ihey utterly mistake the secret of his! success. It was not his na- tive genius that put him so far above his asso- ciates but it was energy, industry and fru- gality. He was not afiaid of a little sun- shine, or storm, and fioaUy victory crowned his efforts. Such has ever been the case with the best men the world ever knew. The reformers of our race have never been cra- dled in luxury. Martin Luther, was a poor' shepherd boy and begged his bread in the streets, and Zwingle the Swiss reformer was Ihe son of a poor cottager. i But this is the age in which those that .were once poor, friendless boys are guishing thomoclvoa as humanitarians and benefactors of our race. Elibu Burrilt, the linguist of his lime, worked long and hard at blacksmitbing. Horace Greoley ob- tained his education, by reading by pine krwta jo his fathers cabin. Henry Wilson is a iboemaker. M, P. Banks is a m-ichiniat, Rates of Advertising. will be charged il per square of fourteen for one, or three uui 25 cenu for every subsequent insertion. All advertise- ments of than fourteen considered a square. Tie following will bfl charged for Quarter! v, Yearly and 3 months. Square, 50 400 i column, d- 10 00 column. isoo AU Mtoertuemetas not hiving the number of in- tettrijiu marked ojwo them, will be kept To unlSTw- dered ont. lod charged iccordiagtr. Punters, Handbills, Letter Heads, and ill kindi of Jttbbing done in country establishments, executed neatly and promptly. Justices', Consta- aiirl other BLANKS, Constantly on hand tnd and John C. Fremont is (he son of poor parenla. i But I must atop, for I already out- time (he (imits intended [or ihe article. But of this, there can be no doubt that much of of a man's future course depends upon him- self. He may do much or do liulc. He may recklessly trifle wilh his own faculties one of God's noblest gifts or he may de- velop his moral sentiments and go on pro- greasing almost ad infinitum. To I he young man, of jto-day, this question most directly appeals ;j will you sit idly with your arms folded of will you arouse yourself and do something worthy of a man 1 Mankind is corrupt, land sociely needs reforming, and will youj nol heed ibe admoni'ions-of your conscience, and besiir lo action; thus youj will labor for yourself your coun- try and ,your God. FKAXR. For the Agitator. Leaves by the Wayside. The earth is filled with sunshine. Every hill, every dale, every fairy nook, and laugh- ing stream are made glad by it. Every flower, lhat breathes its fragrance on the air, every Iree, lhat throws its anna to the em- brace of the breeze, every bird that carols forth ils notes of gladness all these bu! re- flect ihe sunshine of our earth. It is true thai sorrow often folds us in her arms. Then Ihe world grows dark us flowers fade, the song of tho bird is gone the breezes wail forth dirge-like music streams grow dark, and turbid, even the, river of Death, without the light of immor- tality to brighten ils waters. But should man, whom God has placed upon the earth, lo fulfill a mission assigned him, sit idly, and weep life away t No No! Lei him arise, and stretch his arms heavenward, and call for brighler forms of beauty to lake possession of his soul, ami fill ils lemples with ihe song of gladness and sunshine. Let him go forth into the streets, and srek the habiiaiioris of sorrow, suffering and sin. Let him lay the breaking heart, against his own, lhat by the sympathetic touch it may be restored lo life. Lei him bathe the aching broWj and cool the fevered of suffering man, thai he may go forth ugain into the fields, and breathe the pure fresh air of heaven, and childlike revel in the sun- shine, that lie like threads of silver, and sheets of gold all over our earth. Let him go, and take the hand of sin within his own and learn it to point towards the bright stars, where beam the mansions of the pure, and earnest, and truthful, who wan- der by the streams of gladness, and ihe sun- shine of an eternal day. AUNES. Lawrenceville, Pa. DUCKS OF PEOPLE. The Siamese spend three fourths of their existence in the water. Their first act on awakening is lo bathe they baihe again at eleven o'clock they bathe again at three, and bathe again about sunset infra is scarcely an hour in ihe day when bathers may not be seen in nil the creeks, even the shallowest and muddiest. Boys go to play in ihe river, just as poor English children go to play in the street. once saw a Siamese woman silting on the lowest slep of a landing-place, while, bv a girdle, she held in the waier her in'ant of a few months old, splashing and kicking about with evident enjoyment. VV'ere not these people exoen many lives would be lost, for the tide flows so swil'ly lhat it needs the greatest skill and care lo prevent boats from running foul of one another end, of course, ihey are frequpmly On one occasion our boat (an English-built gig) isn down a small native canoe, containing a woman and two liule children. In an instant they were nil capsized and disappeared. We were greatly alarmed, and C. was on the point of jumping- in to their rescue, hen they bobbed up, and the lady wiih ihe first breal-h she recovered, poured forth a round volley of abuse. Thus relieved in her mind, she coolly righted her canoe which had been floating bottom upwards ladled out some ot Ihe water, and bundled in her Uvn children, who had been, meanwhile, com- posedly swimming round her, regarding wi'lt mingled fear and curiosity ihe barhMrians who had occasioned the mishap. Dickens Household Words. JUDGE BROWN AND THE BA.NKER. Any- thing lhal will do lo laugh about, connected with this lime of financial troubles, to be treasured up; for there is liule of il, "goodness knows." In Milwaukee, iho other day, we go! this Judge Brown, ol" thn court of Hernia, whom everybody knows spares no one, and "cuts down bolh great and small" with his having just re- turned fo lhat city from a I rip lo the inU', met a certain banker, whose reputation, in all limes, is as firm as that canny land from whence he go his accent. said the banker, "how do you gel on in ihe 'country T Any new failures? How are money where you have been "Perfectly said the judge. "Up along the Fox river .there is a perfect panic. Why, in ;l couldn'l pass one of your three dollar bills, anywhere in town." "Couldn't pass a three dollar bill on my bank! iDo you mean to say that? [Much excited.] VV hat was the reason [Very nervous.] "The reason was, that I hadn't placidly replied Judge Brown. Our friend, the banker, made no answer, oxcepl lo tartly inform the judge llml if he would come down to the bank, he would give b'oa one. Green Bay Adcocaie. Deacon H. used to say his wife had a cer- tain receipt for testing indigo, k was to-sift a little indigo on the surface of some colrl water if the indigo good, it would sink or she couldn'nell hich. m k li m a VSPAPES.

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