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OFFIIAL IOURNAL OF THil CITY OF NEW OmifAM
I SUNDAY MORNINI, JANUARY 94. less.
}1s the eguday Cresesmt ]
PARmWrdLL T*O mW Os,3La&x.
Maid of Orleans, fare thee w.e!
I seek another clime.
But ere I go, oh, let me tell,
My love for thee Ia rhyme.
The reantet treasure .' in thy grasp,
wfit golden ingots lin'd,
If thou wilt to thy bosom clasp,
A lover true and kind.
Oh, give thy hand and peerless heart,
To him who loves thee well,
And fortune will to both impart,
Of joy the magic spell.
A tax often per cent. would be,
On all that you possess,
The best investment I can see,
To trim thy bridal dreses.
C(hatean ::d Price could then command,
Thousands of hands or more,
To dig the hills and grade the land,
And lay theiron ore.
See St. Louis and Chicago!
Their thousand miles of rail.
Behold their wealth and people grow,
And never once, say-tail!
The maid of Kansas bright!y smiles,
And waves her pretty hand,
Has laid her rails for many miles,
lowards our favor'd land.
Oh. maid of Orleans, rise ! awake !
'by golden moments fly!
Or lime and Love will soon forsake,
And give thee o'er to die.
Kindly open thine arms in T.
Fum Orange to tlrashear,
And untold wealth thy pay shall be,
and Texas thine own dear. J. M. M.
ODDS AND EMDa.
s, tel fr.r the F-rl,-y ('reecent.]
PI' etry--Th' lght in blossom ; the champagne
the literary vineyard.
liume-- The place where the world seeks your
iatoer; the magnet of positive or negative
Theater- NStnre ir the "House of Correction :"
e chamber wherein bachelors receive curtain
r ('oat-- Cheek drawn on society by your tailors;
r mark of men.
andle- A quiet friend in the evening.
teath-The birth of the soul.
Lk-The colored slave tftit waitsupon thought; I
bisck ces on which thought riues at anchor.
'arnily- Matrimony doing penance.
tlarriage--The only' lottery" not put down.
axes-Fea'bera plucked from all birds to line t
nests of few.
sachelor--The slave of literty: an oar
e fr ni ivy; a will goose in the air, maca
a. used by tame geese in the farm yard. t
1 me- Bottled fever; a friend who seldom dies
itout trtuting us wi:h his ghost.
I quette-A chid playing with tire.
:Aperienowe--.Sonething for which we often pay
fhout washirg to becmoe a purchaser; life's f
ustice--The length of your purse; a light in c
dietancs: blind man's bi.i. L
aw-A foot-trap bared with promises of profit i
lme- Iv the aged, an atom; to the youthful, c
',.verty--Death in lif.
Var-Evidence of oIn's origin from beasts; R
thi doing a rousing trade: murder to music. t,
iser- A man who makes bricks that his heir ,
build houses. o
tbt-A- slice Lut of another man's loaf. ]
aper-A flat mcch put upon.
'iestion in necron.aucy-How to raise the devil, i,
tradict your wife. v
dveraity exasperates fools, dejecte cowards, b
wa cout the factit.es of the wais and ingenious,
.i the modest to the necessity of trying their
eI, awes the opulent and mak :a the idle Indus ir
us. Much may be sa:d in tovor tf adversity, Pi
the worst of it is it has no friends
by is iilk Ilke the tread-mid - ilecause it ]
t rgthens the calves. d
.!n are frequent y lIke ta--the real strength r'
goodness is not properly drawn out of them n
ii they have been a short time in hot water. t
'he willow which bends to o e tempest often al
apes better than the oak which resLats it ; and
in great calamities it sometimes happens tit a(
t and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity at
ter than those of a loftier charaster. rc
carriage is love brought to trial-going home of
idaylight after courtship's masquerades. Is
dciness begets kindness: ill nature produces in
jier; anger, hatred; misunderstanding and ioat- it
ie on create i.ore uneasiness in the world than
t.s eption and artifice ; or, at least, their conse- di
it Lees are more universal. f;
Palf our griefs are imaginary; before you have el
; -)irse to a dose of arsenic there,-r, try what di
, iue there is in an emetic -instead of your btui-i IL
:++ t:eing deranged. It may turn out to have been
a uhiug but your stomach. la
',bere is nothing that so much tends to keep the hi
r, of love burn rg as those little attentions that of
ýI ,w the loved one is ever present in your th
:t khte-little in themselves but important i. in
falities of life-real estate, retl money and a It
?.,good dinner. none of which can be real-zd ch
,ant real hard work.
li v is a man up stairs beating his wife like an e
ii4table man? Becanue he Is above doinga p
': '.-n action. tr
ni Lonest man is believed without an oath, for
lii o. ,utation swears for him. ts
". F AHoI(-NABIE B)OT AND l.HIe MAKER.-- e e
rf r the readers of this morning's CREScNTr to
It card of F. Weber, the old and reliable bo3t t
tLd shoe manufacturer, announcing that he has k
rtr .oved from his former locality, No. 32 St.
L r~rles street, to his new establishment, corner of
c s.tomhonse and Royal, where he is prepared, as sti
btel, to respond to sall demands in his line. There ne
,rlbtut few of our fashionable young men that i
I; e not tested the undeniable skill of this noted
1.1 !;man, who for the pa.t eighteen years, has in
r~,led among ui, gaittng f,r hiselolf a tirst clias h
r. a'taon by the unvarying satisiaction he hLas
si, rded his nurerous patrocs.
:'r. \Weber's long experience has made him so a
peiect in the art of mieasuring and fitting that we w
,,bt if our continent can prodncs his surpernor
- is aspect. 'rsngers will find that he is both ne
mmodating and punctuaosl, and any ordere in- fly
red to him will be faithfully and promptly al
,' ' WITER CITUI:, N iREI lED.-Our frienl, I
ae. T. Walsh, informs his triends and customr th
that hbe has reduced the price of his boys th
iter stock fully -o per cent. Tiis is done to ii
es room for his beautiful spring involoes al- I
idy ordered. Now is the time for the many
Str ns of this popular house to buy to very great an
j.aantsge. It is useless to mention that the tb
h;ber uf lMr. Walshe's store is 110 Canal street.
on't buy a miserable single thread machine, ,
len yu can get a first premium Glroer & Baker at
i he New York price, fitty.five dollars, and wa-r.
r d five years, at 1-2 Camp street.
rci STarx hI 8MIar s.-The cittxen Of New
,jtleans do not seem to know that we have in this o'
ta te an institution that is as capable of giving th
. youth an academic education as any other
, ,ar-one in the world. At Alexandria is located dr
a ohool, lsupported by the State, taught by al
nui;iana men, filled by Lonlsinaa boys, and yet
, this irestitution the city of New Orleans sends er
isot seven students. Now, this is not las it should to
te. While we have every facility in our own
'ntec. ear boys should not be sent away to other
-ates to obtain their e- acation. When they want
collegiate training, send them to the great echo- u
..tc insattations of the land, but when they only ol
.E that which we ourselves can give them, let a:
a- cnd them to aschool that is emphltioally uar
Sthe magical tones of the St. Louis Rotunda sen- *
etion is the theme of many tongues.
- ead advertisements of sales for the coming
:eek, in auction column, by Chas. T.h. Nh.
fI, as the me w Cwralme
T** mEAL tOW'S r TUTIq.
IY O. aL. C N.
At break of day on an April morlag the night
express might have been oen dashieg along folly
on time toward the town of 0-. tea liles die
tact. On that day opened the spring meeting on
" the Goodatone Course, which annually summoned
together the inhabitants of a circuit of a hundred
miaes or more. It wasee a clear bright morn, and
as one by one the awakening passengers, throw
ing aside mufflers and robes and great coats and
shawls, sat up, robbed their eyes, and brunhing
away the mist from the window panes, tok in
gr$ually the varied landscape, of dewy mead )ws.
orchards, forests, farm houses and an occasional
hamlet, and fially let their glance rest upon the
bright grey dawn in the east, they thought,
" 'Twill soon be day, and a fair day at that; we
maOt be near to G-."
All phases of human character were represented
in the half-waking, half-sleeping assembiage.
Ihere was the old miller who had his hundred
or two barrels of wheat flour on the freight car
forward, and who, at an early hour that morning
had given up his seat to a poor woman who had
got on at a station where the train had stopped.
He-good natured soul-had snoozed away the
balance of the night on the top of some mail
bags, and now that mor Ing broke had returned
to look up his overcoat and umbrella. But the
Soor woman was sleep and he would'at dresura
er, he thought, natil the train stopped. Then on
another seat away up forward were two young
fellows all the way from 8- , collegians home
for the spring holidays, and ready for any
amount of roguery. Early in the evening they
hLd been casting sheep's eyes toward two or
three pretty young ladies of G -, returning
hi oe froit school under the charge of a very
a upad old professor, who did nothing but nod and
snore all the night long, leaving his fair protegees
to return or repel the glances of the collegians as
beet they chose. But now, where these young
ladies sat, it were dfdlicult to determine, save by
the presence of an auburn ringlet falling over the
back of the seat, or by just the least little tin of a
dainty fout visinle on the floor below. They were
b:tep.lg sound, these girlish, innocent creatures
tile caring for the rol:icking students dreaming
oi Il of parents and brothers, and sisters, who in
an hour more would welcome them home again.
A louder snore than usual from the protessor
was followed by a rouhb, coarse remark from to re
where artout the center of the car, where, until
after m:dnight. a party of four men, all wearing
jeweiry atd moustaches. and quite elegantly
dressed, had been playi.3g cards, talking aid
laughing quite loud the while. But they, too, had
a finally sunk to sleep, and one of them, ti tell thb
tr uth. had snored quite as loudly as the poor pro
r leor for awhile. int now they, too, were awake,
and pull:ug out their watches expressed the opia
i:,n that the day would be a good one.
A baby here began to cry vociferously toward
1 e rear end of the car, much, evidently,. to the
enbarrassnment of the young father, who with high
hat. awfully battered during the hours of sleep,
took It from the mother's arms, vainly endeavor
ing by aseriesot gyrationsand jumpmagsto soothe
the infantle grief. TLe yelling was contagious.
Four or five other babies, summoned by the cries
of the first one back to this world of milk and
m.r: inment, incontinently set up a screaming which
ti , cdually awoke every one. itnluding the poer
wi n an, who humbly thanked the kind miller for
h vercoat. and handed bi,n it with the green
cottln umbrella he had lift there.
The school girls swoke. too, looking pret'v
though terribly in disorder, and laughed as they
ii.ched the professor. telling him :i wou:d soon
be time to alight. The collegians ceased the r
oeging after tle green classes of the awaking pro
tect, r had gleamed on-e upoun them. The young
father (cee mote resigned the screaming Infant
to its mother's care. The min with monutaches
c Iill:Lcecd to talk loud again, and lo- -ir that ca-,
Lot aUn alf hour befire full of inse.sible human
itsy, vrybody was now awake save one. R.ck-a
tack, isck-a-tack, clang.a-raug, clng-a-rang, in
ceerartly went the wheels as the train dash d on
t( its destination; hut it was not until the tra n
graoually slackened its speed, as it neared tiie
platform, and the portly conductor, with his ex
tingu ahed lantern, came Ia sing upn feet ao "lrs
touwed to stemdiners, through the car, and cii d
ou;t in stentorian toner, "Fifteen mintuto for
breaktast at G--," that a gray-haired soldierly
I oiting man, who had been long awake, supp rt
lg upon his shoulaer some one eleePing ea
velopei in his great cloak, lifted that cloak, and
ber:nmg his head, whispered gently :
"hate, my daughter, here we are."'
The tusy msnufarcurtng town of CG -. took
irg out rpton an estuary of the see, ail over
heodowod from behind by h'h, fr -:-e: i1 m:ls,
was remtarkable for its beauty. its healthftluess,
iPs proaperi't. From daylight to dark, on six
day' of the a ekr. might be heard along its nor
row. o!d-feP-rined streets, the incesmant c'at'er of
nach nery. the rattiing of innumerable spiad'es.
the rcree "i:i g of whistles, the ringing of bells an d
all th~re h i, stouds betokening a ci y of toil.
IDown at the wherve(, great ships from the in lies,
(for oc.ee upon a time its trade with the Ba'cxmls E
and Artilles was not inconsiderah!e.) or lfrm a
ether forein lands, lay moored, and all day IOng
one might ear the " heave yo" of the etevedo) e E
laIsorirg away in the hold, or of the sailors til- t
ing away at the capstan chains or sprealing
sntwy sails as their vessel, outward bound, tarred c
prow down toward the sea. But on the seventh
day quiet and still were the streets, save when. F
f.;or a dczen spires and belfries, rang out the a
clurrch bells, and when simultaneously fron hun
dreds of neat, cosy homes issued the inmates on n
ih, ir way to the places of worship.
I his, then, was G -, a prosperous, well regu
lated community, undisturbed the year round by r
hurtlul excitements, connected daily with the rest a
of the world by three railroad trains, boastn,c a
three good hotels, a telegraph office and a morn a
eing newspaper; and this was the town where, o p
the n.orning our story opens, the express train, n
sletklening its speed, came to a stop and di0
charged its now fully awakened passengers. h
It was early, yet the pluatform was full of people. n
How enviably at iones these people always ap
pear to be whom the traveler finds awaitiag the h
train in any strange town where he may arrive.
Ha-kmlen and exiress agents predoinunated, as
usual, but beside these there were any number oc
pee ple looking for expected friends. Ohe pretty
schotolgirls fioid fathers and brothers t:, over c
whelm them with kisses, while the professr stood d
stupidly by. A rough-looking meehanio, a little t
tipy, gruffly thanked the portly miller for his n
knlcuess to the poor woman, his wife. and the
fathler, with the dilapidated hat, hurried the baby
and its n other off into an old fasti ned country
carriage that s'ood waiting for them behind the a
statio,. TLe sudents made a straight line for the a
neartet hotel, the mounstahed men for.a neighbor- h
it gale house. And among the lbst of the passen
gers anuo the military look og gentleman, h s
e itk btuttoned ufp close to his throat, him-elf lobk
ing vt:y etotely and dignified as. supp,,orting upon
hi. arm a young anrl. deeply veiled and in moun- a
irg, e handed her to a carriage. got in himsefit
aou said " Lo the \llitoo Hlouse, driver."
On this eventful morning, the whole town had a
aiteen ear;y, and already the streete were as!lve
with peuole. Tradesmeo stood in their daorway- ci
rubbing their hands complacently, and promiring
the-mselveea bri-k day. Horses and vehicles wore
never so iumerous on the streets. Flags wire r
flying in the public square and at different points
aloig the principal thoroughfares. IHere and
thb re one net a J,!ly inebriate whose festivities
lad con n:e·oced caly on the previous night. In J
shalrt, f! the nonse all -- seemed upside p
dont with merry anticipation; for had not four o a
the flaebt stables in the State arrived, and was not nu
the ctming rpoit sprken of by old Graniis, the ot
tort et a i of th'? towno. as the greatest ever t(
known in that section ? Bunt it was at the hotels, s
in tie flices where trunks and valises were piled p
op half-way to the ceiling, and where the p,-tecs m
and waiters ran hither and thither in frantic hate, i
that the excitement which had possessed the n
town f,-came moetappare't. The register a' the
• i-t n tlouu,. a four-story brick building, facing at
d rectily upon the shaded square, showed already a
an arlvai ul three score guests and over; wheu, t
artld lie din, trigrht have been heard the rotee (t h
the letrk. caiLing oit mn tentarian tones to the i
" .-nimh. are tho'e rooms on the first floor ready h
for 3.sjr Lftriag ? '
SAll ready, s:r," was the reply bawled out
over the shoulders of half a dozen. i
" Show him and his daughter up at once when a
they come," said the clerk. c
Just then came the rattling of wheels, a carriage at
drove up, and the military.looktnx gentlemnan
alighting took his daughter's arm again in his,
paid the coechnumn, and the two, preceded by the I
waiter, were ushered up stairs to the apartments 1j
engaged for them. There was a ~seat little parlor at
loeking oot upon the street, the window shaded
with white lace curtains, the walls white and p
clean, the furniture complete, and the whole air
of the room cosy and comfortable in the extreme. j<
And off from the far end of it opened a door con
neeting with a darkened bed room, whihob in turn al
opened upon another, each of them newly made
up from the chambermaild's hand, each telling of k
a tranquiall repose.
All this, father and daughter surveyed before a a
word was uttered.
"Oh! how nice everything Is, isn't it, father-" c
exclaimed she, "I am sure we are doing much a
better than I had anticipated." b
The kind paternal face relaxed into a smile, as d
it loobed down into bhers. P
"There, my darling," said the major, "that is h
the tfirst good smile of bhappiness I have seen on c
your faes for many a day. AM go look a the
mirror; upon my word, the morniag air has made
year cheeks as rosy as I remember they need to
be when you were a child, and I toas yo walkng
over the hills with me every mosag before I
went of for so long."
ht "Ab, father, I remember them so well, and how
Y good you were. lifting me over sht maddy places,
and risking your dear old eyes among the briars
n to pickhme the prettiest hedge rome. Papa, you
d were not old then. No indeed yom were'nt; I
d can't realise thatyou are now. Do you know you
td have always looked the eame to me, uad always
Swill-a-ways. my father, nothing lem ?"
d "Yes, yes; know it, Kate," said he, "'but
i these white hairs make me have strange thoughts
, sometimes," and with another fond look, and a
d pood natured laugh. am if to offset the tear which
1I her dear words had called forth, the major threw
e aside his heavy cloak, took off his hat and stood
before the fireplace, a man tall, erect, florid of
a countenance though gray of locks, and scrapo
lonely neat in dress withal, notwithatanding his
" I have been thinking, Kate," maid he. after a
d few moments, to his daughter, who was looking
ir out upon the busy street abstractedly, " I have
g been bthining that you require leat. Now, lay
aside your things, and let me leave you for a lit
. tie while. You are not tired, I know. I will ram
a ble through the town for an hour or so, atd be
it beck in time to breakfast with you by 9 o'clock.
SShbe turned and came toward him. " Don't stay
e long, dear father," she answered, standing before
him and looking up.3" I don't feel as if I could
n sleep a bit. But order the trunks sent up, and I
C will have everything to rights when you return."
S" Oh ! you little puss, I know you too well to
r suppose you will be idle. Don t you recollect
V that one of the first promises your childish lips
r eer lisped was that when you grew ollor you
we o!d sew the buttons on my coste and keep my
book-case in order for me So now bring me my
cloak. I'll not be gone long. Kate."
lthe brought what be asked, and kissed her
father good-bye, as resuming once more his stare.
llness of bearing, he passed out along the hall
and desctnded the stalrs to the street.
"" Why, Loring, is it possible," exclaimed a
cheery voile. as the major, having called at the
oi.-ce to order the trunks sent up, sauntered
Irisurnly ui the street. He had been stationed in
G - many years before as recruiting-offi er
aten he was a young lieutenant: and the busy
town, allowing for its growth and progre-.s, mean
a!ie, was not this morning altogether unfatmiliar
to h:m. He was recaling with some interest the
ev, its of his younger days passed here, when sul
duly the iriendly voice addressed him; and :urn.
it g. be ksaw a middle-aged individual, stout and
l, .rt of stature, with rubicund, smooth, saaven
tace, a mitlry, twiokling eye, hair just turning the
th as: bhi: grey, and hand extended to greet onn.
li.e major surveyed him from head to foot. He
saw a dap per littue man dressed in a black sutt,
scrupulou.ly brushed, with silk hat, smooth and
cii)y, with toots brilliantly polished, with shirt
bosom immaculate, and a standing col:ar so re
n:orselessly etirrched that it had, eseu at nrat early
hi.r, irritated the fat folds of the weatcr's neck to
a ltry redness. This good-natured, cmluortable
little man wore kids, one of which was upon his
left hand, holding the other, is he ex ended his
ungloved right ii salute. " Why, old friend, don't
you know me :" said he.
Ihe major looked hard at him the while, and
the Ilay of is his hadone feiatules as rec,,g, ition
gradually came with the glance was wou-thy of a
painter. '" Why," said he, grasping thle insd ol.
fered trnm. " as I live, this must be my old tiiend
Tom Sparrow," aid as the little corpulent Iuau in
blhck. overie,"ed by the recogimtion, only seo ik
t! e iiajr's hand with redJnblel vigor. tie greet.
rmg tecamne a itoot eoplhatic one and the two,
lot ilg i'to taoh tiher's faces, fo.got in the
psta:ule ot tieir reauwn all toe clhaiugea tlme had
'I sLew twas you," said the ::;tle man.' was
walking a ith Imy wile on the otheli id-, two
squar:s below when I spied you; wife was going
to see sbout a buirthtay pretnet for Jack, our old
est Lby ; Jack is e guteen to-morrow ; joist got
h.ome Irom colege this morning. Well, 1 s.Dw you ;
saidl I to wife, ' There's Bob Luring, by Jove.' and
(fl I dartted. bhe begged mi to stop. "Ton,'
said Mrse. b.. 'you're forever running off on wiid
goose chases alter people, and nmktug su-th riicun
lous mistates.' 'N, nen.e, 'w:f-,' said 1, 'i's Bib
Loring, or I'll lcse nmy nest case,' so oil I hurried.
after you, leaving estimable Mrs. 'Sparruoe to wait
my return. Come now, come with me, Loring,
'I mlntr, dice sou.'
hle ldigt1ied mnj ,r felt the little .hi-t fat arm
!olited anlth L:s, a d t. rI se t h arr, d 0'1 at , ra .!d
gait, lughoing at his colllpaulona gu naiured
.An row tell w;e, dear old friend, bvR has
time dealt with o3n si c e we parted " asked the
latter, as he hastened with the cap:ive m.jor to
reju;on Il ep, 'Pe.
The old story, Tom," replied Lor ng, "losses
and gains, pleasures and pains. I've traveled
seine, seen a iteat deal of active service, and ant
now .un the retued l;,t. I've g.t a confounded
Mt xicaan bulit, tind at Vera Cruz, in my left
shoulder to this day, and can assure you 1 feel it
on crirp lmornings turh as this.'
' And your tlanily ? y u marrid, oiun't you?
Seems to iLe I heard of your wetoeg, t:itlih
to it captain of yours who relieved you here."
A shaddow of gloom came over the major's
coiuntenanco. "'Yes," he answered, a my bity
\Vll is oft on the plains, a lieuenanut in the - to. I
KIte, my daygotor, is here wi;h me. My wife
"NMw. Mr. S.." interrupted a voice, as good a
na ured as that possessed by the one adauesetd,
I d Jo protest asinalu desertion."
" Not when I bring in such a prisoner, wife,"
replied the husband, letting go of the major's
arm-" Mrs. Sparrow,. let me, as the result of my a
witd goose chase, present my valued acquaint
ance., Leutenant, ( o, Colonel, by this time, I sup
po-e.) Robert Loring." and all tnree bhwed, the
n·jir gillauly lilfting his hat, laughing. ani in
ter posing " Madon Loring, Tom."' HRe extended I
hl haLO to a matronly, rosy laced lady. a feml.
nine counterpart of her lord, who stotdl ben:goly
stroking hie choin with his left hand, and daintily
holJdig te lapel of his coat with his right.
I am most r hppy, madamne," said the major,
" to leet tLe wile of mly filend of long agi,."
" And I Ic'l thi:at we are acquainted already, a
sir," bhe aLmw ered. "so familiar has your name be- i
come hy ny Lubi nd'sa friquent Dienthn of the h
days when you were intimate. You are but a a
temporary vliitor in t;-. I presume. May we
not dlaim you as our guest ?" d
" I am accompanied by my daughter, and have r
taken rooms at the Wilion lin'se," said the major, a
" I must therefore decline an invitation. which,
were I alore would be only too gladly accepted
as an o pp it -.ty tar recalling the memories of a h
hat pyi past.
" briig ter too," in errnp'ed the little man, r
" It wl oni'y mane ,as the haliter--I wou't li.-tea i
to a rt nlul."
" I must po-itively decline,"'' said the major, in a
amr:,ntitr ;,: l . h'c kind and courteout, ieot c
no dmubl i as ti its f;tality. c
" At ail events.n majo:,. ou will accompany us a
wi I your Jaughter, to the races, this eveoiog,
and tike tea witn us afterward, wont you ?" asked r
sLc .' oid 'teured y.
" \\ ith all my heart, madame," was the reply. h
" He shall call for you at two, then," sald par.
row. polirg out from mere force of habit when o
any honr was untnttioned, a huge gold repeater,
Litch ie i as w- nt to say had b.ml-nged to his
ranld'ather who lought the Ilersiats, sir, by c
Jupitir, anid wh,-n thrown into their hands as a
prioner (i war, h.d secreted it in his bact. sir, a
where it l ad remstied, won'd you believe it, sir, t
until his reesp'ure." All this he would have g'ne a
on to tell the n.ajur then ard there, but that a
touch on tie ecoUw made him pause. "'At two, m
-barp, rm ieober," he said--" spledid splr' in t'
prospect. I've erFered a colt myself for the two d
mire dash. (io bye till then, major." and as b
the nmiatrin lo,iwd in departing, the happy little a
nan boaed tu at ,1 went sailing of' complacently ti
ty her sue, whiie tle niajor, erect and dignified it
as ever, lcikts aftr them pleasantly as they C
went. and tI a n!t,'ig tlhe hour, turned his steps 0
towald tue hcrti, whrre Kiate, iaving fulfilel all p
her prac s, s, ad unpackng and setting matters to
ri.gl,. was sta.cd by the window awaiting her a
fatr's tretort.. And when hlis measured step was ti
heard alorg tl.e roridor. a door flew open, a fair
Ioung tce. tLated with golden ringlets, looked rr
ou'. . pair of soft blue eyes looked affectionately y
int,, t:s, tnd twot roay lips, upturned for welconme
txcae.med: "Oh, papa, I'm so glad you have Is
cu r.e. Now, ot with your hat and cloak. There," a
and suiting the e'ion to the word, he nunhooked al
the high collar, and threw offthe cloak, reached al
up ard lifted the hat from his head, hung them up h
in the bed-room, and pointing to a newspaper i
lyfg upcn the chair where she had been mating, s
amid: " tee here, papa." ti
" 'What is it, dauphter, that you have as a sar.
prise for me? Nothing bad about your brother, y
I htpe-no more Indian fights, eh? " said the ma
jur harriedly. o
" No. Bat see: read for yourself, father;" c
and she brought him the paper, potting her afinger a1
upon a paragraph. " What to think of it 1 hardly ti
Yong as ahbe was, he had, since her chIldhood, 1I
aecorded to her every wiaLh and opinioa that re- p
spect which he felt alone could wil her tnpilict g
confidence in return; nor had his judgment been is
at fault. She made it her religion to believe mahe C
believe d, to think as her father thought, do am he p
did. and he in return had found growing with her ai
years a discernment and common menme which w
had now come to be Indispenesable to him in his I
conclusions on any important subject. Father u
he and daghter, matual coasdasnt, mutual advilers,
de eithr of them hit thlt that the oosls of the other
to could be spaed, and so It was that when she
s eagerly broaght him the newapaper and poiated
rl out a paragraph in the ship-news elsma, telling
him that she was at a less what to make of it. he
ow well knew there was moment is ,the subject.
es, Then came just than a rap on the door: " Will
ws Major and Miss Lorlng take breakfast i their
on own, or in the breakfast room?"
I " Here," said Kate; "for, papa, I want to
on have a good talk with you on this subject and
ye know what you think of It. Please serve break
fast hers," she contined, addressing the walter.
at The door was gently closed, and the major read :
ia "By advices from New York received by mer
a chants in this place, we learn that the Europa ar
ch rived there yesterday from Liverpool after a
iw stormy passage of fourtees .days and ten hours.
ad Her officers report that on the 18th lost., while
of nearing the Banks, they spoke the bug Halcyon,
a- bound hither from Calcutta, but driven far out of
is her course by the heavy southerly gales which
had prevailed for ten days previous. All hands
a on board were well, and expressed themselves
ig confident of being able to reach this port in safety.
re Among her passengers, also, her consignees here
my are informed, are three survivors of a vessel
it- (name not known) lost eighteen months since in
n- the Indian Ocean. The Haleyon's arrival
e may be daily looked for."
All the while he had been reading, Kate, with
ty anxious eyes, had been looking up into his face.
re When he came to the end, each for a moment
Id looked doubtingly, inquiringly, at the other.
I "Shall we-can we dare hope, father?" she said.
He thoughtfully hesitatingly answered, smooth.
to leng the silken hair back from her forehead, "Why
at hope to be disappointed, my child? I fear 'twould
a be hoping against hope. Could I but credit for
u one moment that your dear mother, surviving the
iy horrors of that fearful night, were still alive-but
y no--sh! why think of It? And yet, Kate, 'tid
"r " Can we antar more keenly than we have suf
e- fered, papa ." she said. "Are not these lingering
11 doubts more tormenting than the undisguised cer
tainty ? Let os in our hearts pray for courage to
meet this new agony of expectancy, and to bear
the new disappointment that may await us."
a ' But aid not the mate see the boat in which we
had placed her go down not a hundred yards from
"And the mate cannot be relied upon, father.
r You remember how intoxicated he and many
otters of the crew were ? "
Rap, rap, rap was heard on the door, and the
r waiter entered with the preliminaries for breakfast.
"I will find the Halcyon's agents after break
fast," said the major. "Meanwhile, my darling,
be patient, be hopeful, and let not your returning
lile and animation be clouded over by these
Sglony remembrance+. I have met this morning
an old acquaintance, Tom Sparrow, a lawyer here.
SLie and his wife invited us to become their
guests. This I declined, for I know your wishes
in such cases. But they will call at 2 o'clock and
tate us with them to the Goodatone races.
'")o you really wish me to go, papa?" said
Kate. sitting down to table.
" Yes, I should like it," he said: " I believa it
will do you good."
"At two, you say, papa( '
"At two, my daughter," and then the major too
sat down to his coffee, and talked oll-hande.lly,
t while in reality only thinking of the Halcyon.
I CUAPTr I TIRD.
a " Mlsarables , Weir," said a musty sign, dis
I p!ayed over tl.e doorway of a shipping ofi:te on
the street %Lich ran along the water side of G-.
I Wa'er street it would have been called of course
I anywhere else, but in this particular town it went
by the tamne of Lighthouse street, for the reason
that from o!d times, when G.- was an aspiring
vilage, this road, now a busy street, had been
flanked at either end by a light, which many a
1 mar:nor, far out roult shore, had blesed on stormy
I Everybody knew where Marables & Weir's
place was on lighthouse street. Everybody
k new that they had ships sailing to or coming
from a dozen ports, in as many different coun
L tries. " Old man Marables," as every one called
him, Lad crce been a merchant captain himself,
1 but, years before, tired of the sea, had turned
over the command of his ship, the Good Hope,
I to his son, and taken himself to a little office upon
the site of the present one, where with advancing
time came new gains and new ships, until he had
I, taken in his son-in-law, Harry Weir, as a partner,
I who in reality managed the business, and put up
that now musty sign, " Marables & Weir." Their
office was a dingy o'd fashioned place, partitioned
I of wilb glass ircni the rest of the establishmient,
I where taktnm, cables, chains, pulleys and anchors
I were strew n about, and where a strong odor of
tar was Invariably prevalent. Of all these outer
d, r ain s. a one-lecged porter, who had sailed
half a dozen voyages with the captain, before
losirg his log in sippming the anchor one day, had
charge. Within the ancient sod sacred precincts
of the otfice itself, with its old fashioned furniture
and clock were the partners and the book keep er,
guorced from needlesa intrusion by a placard upon
the door, informing outsiders that only business
wound be tolerated asa reason for admittance.
On this particular morning the office appeared
to be the scene of no unusual activity. The cap
tain had his glasses on and was seated by the
door, carefully reading the newspaper. The
botkkeeper, an old, sallow-looking fellow, with
lotg hair, asd a countenance which seemed to say
" Oh, how I'd enjoy a fortnight in the country,"
sat by the window, biting the end of hispen-handle
and vacantly gazing out upon the water. Harry
-t ir had just gone out on business; he was active
ard talkative enough, and, it may in tact be said,
was the life and soul of the establishment, for the
captain had come to be crusty and fearfully pro
fane withal in his old age, and the poor bookkeeper,
with a large family to eat his salary up in bread
and butter, had no time to laugh and be merry.
"TLere's the Widgecn," said he, suddenly nreak
ing t:e silence, "just coming to anchor in the
"What? " said Mlarables grtflty. He had a
kind heart, but, like a good many with kind
hearts, a strange way of showinga the fact.
" You were asking about the Widgeoo, a while
ago," rephed the bookkeeper mildly. " She is
heie. and I see Nalley coming ashore in the t
1he old man, wtthont replying, folded his paper hi
cud went to the window. "A Ah " said he, hay
ing satisfied himself: "now perhaps we shall p
bear something. (;o ou the wharf, Simmons, and o
ask him to step over here when he lands." as
The dyspeptic bookkeeper seized his hat, and, ;
dartina bor the door to obey the direction, almost
ran into somebody just entering. It was the
" Is Mr. Marables in the office ' " he inquired. al
"That is (apt. Marables, sir," said the book o
keeper resumring his errand.
lejor Loring bowed. "I have come for infor. tn
mation in regard to the brig Ha!cyoun, which I learn ai
is cortsigned to you," he said Li
'lhe captain pointed to a oailor-looking man,
with rough heard and short legs. who was just
crossirgathe street toward the ofi e. " Here
co cns a pikt. ju't np from below, who can tell ti
ua all about it," said he. tit
'lbhe major turned his eyes in the direction I
nasmted, eLd saw tile two as they entered the office.
" Well. Cap'n," said the newly arrived, seatmng di
"Nalley. what about the Halcyon. Any signs i
of her yet? " asked Marcbles.
' There was a brig in the ofing last night at
srr.d,,wn, buit she can't get in until the wind
changes. I think it's your brig."
" 'mph ! " said Marableslooking at the major, u
who. with hands folded behind him, was lisenioRg 1
ti the conversation. And what do you think Ft
ab onr the wis,d changing. Nalley ?"
"Well, it's nty opinion we shall have it from the a
south before the tide turns to night. In that case b
tie brig will be in by tomorrow noon. Im going of
down again eanly in the morniug to mee--Why. cc
blees n.y sters. C(apt. Loring, is that you, sir : "
and the sturdy salt doffed his hat which up to that a
timne Lehad shaded his eyebrows and face. and ris- th
ing, saluted the major most respectfully. " Way, at:
Capt. Marables," he continued, turning to the
old merchant, who was robb!ng his glasses pre
paratory to a more extended survey of his visitor,
• Why. whtn I was in the marines. Caot. Liring
was ny commsnder, and a more gallant ofiier, is
though I say it to his face, never wore unifrm " mt
"1 am glad to meet you again. Nalley." asid the let
major, extenlirg his hand,' and how long have
yon been out of the service ?" p
"Four years or so, captain. You see 'twas too h
lazy a I:fe for uie; half-sailor, half. ,ldier. yet not oa
a bit of either, as 'twere. Nothing to do but eat i
and sleep : laughed at by the jacks when at sea,
and env;ed by the infantry when ashore, I got yo
heartily tured of the marine corps, and after serv
ing two enliatments, left with five hundred dollars
saved up in my pocket. I am now the master of ion
that pilot boat yonder. The Widgeon, I call her. i
But. captain, you've grown old-like since I saw
you last. I remember well when you left us at
tke Brookl n Navy Yard; when yonu were ordered oft
off on foreign service, I mean; how the boys ac
cheered you, and that little speech you made as t
all. Tbhere wasn't a dry eye in the company that
time. It does my heart good to see you again." wil
"Those were happy days that you recall, Nab- ing
Icy," said the major, "but I fear that I am tres- las
passing upon the tnme and good nature of theese rid
gentlemen. I will therefore brLIeiy ate the ob
ject of my visit. I arrived here this morning, CO
Capt. Marables, with my danghter, for the por- ing
pose of attending the races. She has been in poor
spirits of late, and I thought that the change J
would do her good. By to day's paper, however, cot
I learn that your brig, the Halcyon, brings as pas- cia
atangers three survivors of a vessel lost mn the swi
n, Indian mnet about a year and half ag h
er not so ?"
he "So we have been Informed by a dispateh fr
d4 our t,nts la Calcutta," said Capt. Marable.
og "Sir," ontinuued the major, "my daughter and
he I are survivors of nech a ship wreek. The sem
t. aicket Bombay, whiek ra om a rook sad was
Ili ost in the same waters on the 23d of November,
sir 186--, had on board an pasmegers my wife, my
daughter sad myself. returning by the Oompany
to Bote to the Mediterraeanewber I waste Joln the
ad Albemarle at Genoa. But two of am reached
ik- there." and the major's voice trembled, "my wife
I last saw lowered over the sinking vessel's aide
d: into a boat. which, in another moment, was swept
r- away nto the arknes and, it is said, was cap
a Respect for his grief kept the listeners silent,
s. as the gray-haired major, still with tremulous
ile voice though standing erect and proud before
o, them.entinued :
of "We had long since given up hope, for although
oh the sloop of war St. James shortly after cruised
d among the islands and over a circuit of a houn
as dred miles thereabouts in search of survivors, it
y. was all in vain. Hope was dead, gentlemen, until
re I read what I have this morning, and now you
ml know it all. Now you must perceive the distress
in ing uncertainty which tcrtures me."
gal "The cable dispatch," said Marables, "which
brought as the intelligence concerning the Hal
th cyon came by way of Liverpool, and was sintu
e. larly inexplicit, giving no names or dates, barely
at the mention of the fact. When do you go down
again, Nalley ?"
d. he bhonest pilot jumped to his feet. "This
h- hour if Captain Loring wishes," sai I he.
ty "But it all depends upon the wind, remember,
Id my msn," saidjMarables, "where's the use of your
or beating about outside or laying at anchor on the
he bar all night, so long as the Halcyon is away off
it on the horizon. She can't get up by to night,
is can she ?"
"Impossible," said Nalley, "but my boat is at
f. Csptaln Loring's command."
ig The mejor thought a moment. "I thank you,"
r- said he, "and accept your kind offer. At six in the
to morning be ready to hoist your anchor. Mean
er while should any necessi:y for an earlier depar
tore transpire, send a message for me to the
re Wilton House." And with a courteous good
in morning, and a cordial grasp of the pilot's hand,
the stately old major withdrew, and wended his
r. way back to ( ne of whose companionship he could
ty not, since her mother's death, long remain de
"J 'Ihere were visitors in the parlor, he observed
t. as he trod the carpeted hallway. He heard the
k- gentle voice of Kate, interrupted at intervals by
g, the cheery chirrupingsof Tom oparrow. "No race
ig to-dar, Loriog," said he, a gloom momentarily
se passing over his countenance, "no race to day my
*g friend, postponed until day after to.morrow
. muddy track- too much for the horses, you know :
r severe disappointment. Every body talking about
'a It; can't be helped, you know. Go to theater to.
Id night, tbhough. Couldock and daughter play in
"Dora"-splendid thing, I'm told."
d Thus the dapper little lawyer rattled on. while
Kate anionusly looked at her father, to glean, if
it possible, an inkling of whathe might have learned
during his absence. But not a word did those fea
tures divoulge, as the major replying said--" The
o rcstponement which you so much regret, I do not,
i, Tom. for to have fulfilled our engagement with you
to.day wou:d have been impossible. By day after
to oorrow, Kate (whose acquaintance I am glad
to see you tave made) and 1, may be in better
mood to enjoy the sport."
Her blue eves brihtened when he said this.
" Ah, father," she involuntarily exclaimed, good
e ness, I know it--good news."
" Be patient, my darling; to-morrow we shall
it know all."
n "Tomorrow ' must we then wait until to-mor.
row, papa ?" sod to their visitor who was bowing
to depart, " vyou will dine with us, Mr. Sparrow,
y will you not ?"
" Just as well as not," said he. " Mrs. S. has
things upside down at home for John's birthday
party. She's booked you, major, for the firt
quadrille with her, so look up your dancing
pumrps, old fellow."
The major smiled. " Come," he said, " let us
talk of old times, sod all that has befallen us du
d ring the long years."
" With all my heart. Loring," and these two
old friends, reunited after their long separation,
sat down, face to face, recounting the joys, the
sorrows, which departed years had brought, whi'e
Kate, sitting at her father's feet. forgot in the
varied recital the cares and anxieties of the mo
ment. But while they talked, there came a timid,
quiet rap on the door. It opened, and the sallow
face S immoRs, the bookkeeper, peered in, look
ing arn nd. "Is Major Loring in' Ah, yes;
Major. Nalley says the wind is getting laround,
and It will he time to start in half an hour."
" ell hinm I shall be punctual," said the mj jr,
look;rg at his watch.
1To, be con :ded I ext Bueda.v
'I he Imaflnuhed Prayer.
"' Nw I lay"--ay it darling:
SLay iis' lisped the tiny lips
Of my daughter, kneeling. bending,
S O'er her folded flger.tips.
"Down to sleep"-' to sleep' she murmured
And the curly head drooped low;
1 pray the Lord"-I gently added,
" You can say it all I know."
" Pray the Lord"-the words came faintly,
Fainter still-" My soul to keep."
"hen the tired head fairly nodded,
And the child was fast asleep.
But with dewy eyes half-opened,
When I clasped her to my breast.
Ard the dear voice softly whispered.
" Mamma, God knows all the rest."
O, the trusting. sweet confiding
Of that child heart! Would that I
Tus miight trust my Heavenly Father,
lie who hears my feeblest cry.
CAIOLINA S~ED lIcs.-The advertisement in
tlis morning's C'RESCcNT of Mr. Emile Dopra, rice
depot, No. 24 St. Peters street, corner Custom
house, will assuredly engage the attention of such
planters as have long desired to test the virture
of this ,mr orrant grain. T'le article offered for
sale by Yr. Dupi is ,he celebrated Beneventum
Golden seed, which he is receiving direct from
I harlestcn, where it has been prepared espressiy
for planting purposes. The experimen's that have
already been made w th the Carolina rice upon
our soil and the gra'ifying results that have at
tecded its cuitore should be regarded as conclu
sive evkence of its peculiar adaptability to our
Lou:sian laods. Mr. Dupr( intends making this
particular seed his speciality, and having be.
s'owed a great deal of attention upon the selec
tion <f the piesent lot recommends it mrre par.
ticularly en that account. Agriculturists will find
I ere at all times lucing the season a fresh supply
direct from tr giral channels, an arrangement
having bhen fiected to secure constant and regu.
H. P. ErcCLt.Y, No. 8 CAlMP BTRErEr.-There
are but fhw of tae re sideots of our city that are
unfamiliar with the high reputation which has
I nc bhe n er j.yed by this old and reliable jeweler.
For the past twenty years he has been rediding
among us, always sflording marked satsfaction
by his exce'lent workmanship, and making scores
of friends by his gentlemanly demeanor and ac*
ccnmodating qualties. Mr. Back ey keeps on ban l
a select aLd elegant assortment of watches, from
the best n asufactories, and also devotes strict
atrten ion to the repairing of all articles appertain.
ing to h:a line.
CArE Cncarn.--The famous St. Louis RIotunda
is nightly presenting unusual attractions, in a
musical point of view. A select company of pro t
fessionalse habs been engaged, whose entertaining
performances are a subject for admiration.
Should you desire to pass a few hours pleasantly,
and erjoy at the same time a glass of lager, step
in any evening at this excellent establishment and
you wdil be fully compensated.
A TrEMPL or FasIOox.-One of the most fash. b
ionable and attractive millinery stores to be found i
in our city is that of Mrs. E. Dodge, No. 20J Canal 0
street, where all the latest Parisia styles are
offered for inspection. This popular modiste is g
acknowledged to be poussessed of remarkable
taste, and strangers visiting this establishment
will arrive at the same conclusion, after examin
uing her excellent and diversified stock. In the a
last few days Mrs. Dodge has been receivinga 1
rich and beautiful sesortment of bridal wreaths,
combining the rarest designs with the most charm- Ia
A drunken man, having vomited into a baket
containing gosiins warming by the dfre.piao, ex
claimed in consternation, "My God, when'd I
swaller them tbings."' Sc
Rev. Dr. tileai Wilhs ,
In Reply to Sov. I.0. Leg.u, etweary of the
I reedman's Commttee of the Presbyt
rimn Church, North. 0. L, Oem.
Srning Colored lohols.
We have reielved the following note from a
1 well known Presbyterian divine of this oity,
I oololing a ondensation of the views of Rev. Dr.
Wilson upon the propriety and feasibility of
t proselytising colored people in the South. The
communication explains tself:
To the Editor ot the Omsmesa
Lear Sir-I have seep an intimatioo In your
columns of a desire to piblibsh matters of more or
less interest to the rel4tbob world. I send you
matter touching the preiriety of the proselyting
of our colored people tomaome Northern ecclesias
The writer of the article 4,t you i an eminent
minister of the Presbyterlanr Church. South; him
self many years, in earlier life, a missionary to
Africa; subsequently ore of the secretaries of the
foreign missionary boatd of the undivided Pree
byterian church, and iJince the withdrawal of
Bouthern Presbyterians' from all Erastian conneo
tions their secretary of foreign missions and sus.
tentatior. scheme. The argcle is probably the
calmest and strongest 9tatd(uent of well-founded
opinion which has ever koot toe public eye.
I have arranged the esaktitial parts of a longer
ar'icle, from the Southern Presbyterian and
Index, published at Colamblat S. C.
r Mr. Logan writes (ipterialias) to Dr. Wilson,
who is the secretary of the itissionary schemes of
the Presbyterian (hurcbh; South:
Will you be kind encnoh to give me your views
on this whole matter, anti suggest any plan which
may occur to your mind by which our church can
co-operate with yours it this great field ? I can
assure you that whatever may be the ditfereuco
of judgment between us, your suggestions and
propositions will always be treated with brotherly
candor and respect.
IHere is Dr. Wilson's reply:
In relath n to the organization of churches and
gathering converta into theat, I appreheLd that
you will find, upon close exaninarnron, that muah
of the good claimed to have been effected it more
in appearance than In reolalt. You will find, for
example, that the five thoosand who have been
added to your newly forme ;hrrches are only so
many abstracted froum nrs Trie number of new
conver's will at least foro; ut a small and unim.
portant element in the bdy of any of your
churches. W\Vether any real advantage will a,.
crue to the church at larg:,~ or t, this particular
people, from this change int heir ecclesias.ical re.
latth us, is to my mind tporeihan doubtful.
But have tleoe people i$ roved in their moral
character in consequent of their separation from
o ? ( ormnn honesty o rtraius me to say that
they have sadly deteriorte 4.
My own impression is tLat these people are not
yet prepared to stand alones Separate them from
the whites and tive thet; a kblurch to themselves,
and the great linnger a1l be that they will not
only lose s:ght of the great ritd fundamental prin
ciples of eva.rgtlical rcligi i, but they will, in a
comparatively Short periai. land in outright
heat etuem. This is no sofounded apprehension.
There are already unmistakable evidences of this
tendency among those of the blacks who have de
tached themselves trom their former church con
neiuons, and no one can tell:where they will land
unless more powerful restraints are imposed upon
them than exist at present.
There is another view of 9is matter that nought
not to be overlooked: it is t hether you will be
able to retain these peonie lander your influence
for any considerable length 'ot time. Vacillation
and instability are well kuo,':t characteristeas of
the race. They have uno'ui tdiy left our church
t) join yours from the si 'le expectation that
you can confer greater vou ward favors on them
than we can. This is the;o Iy argument used in
the case. They expect yon.uI r example, to build
their churches and school ht .es, with little or no
cost or trouble to themselve ; not only to educate
their children, but feed ani celutho them at the
same time; to employ ab,: n mber of themselves
as teachers and preachers. 4th little or no regard
to their qualifications for tzte high and reaponsi
ble fuections; and they will ea pect you to continue
these favors indefinitely. T' moment they comen
to the cinclusion that yotu te not going to pro
vice for them in all thris various ways, they
w;ll pass as quietly sol noiselessly out
I 1 your hands as they ihavultrom ours; and the
cr,nolrg nirfortune will te. hat they may. and
plrobably wil,, ge u out of the reanch of both you
and ourselves. If this is no 'eiaaorical apprehen
sion, then yur agents hlv, " au.ned a very grave
repyousihtitiy in promotino rewe divisive meas
ures In the Church of the Lo, Jesus Christ. You
will give me credit for cant;o I am sure, when I
afilrmU that there has been ti; spension pr abate
mint of the interest felt h tte great maness of
Southern Chrestians in tle in at and spiritual im
provement of the colored.p pie. If in former
tinmes they were actuated iii ng what they did
by a sense of duty, they saro ufluenced now by
considerations of interest si, safety as well as of
duty. This southern cjut: can scarcely be
habitable very long for itle whites or blacks,
unitss the latter can be ru hit under the influ
ence of industrious hait., sound morals and
enlightened piety. Pre sois to the war, as you
well know, not only did a lage number of of o
most popular preachers Devote their whole time
to the religious inst ctiop of the negroes,
but there were star ly ay of our minis.
ters that did not de rot- as much of their
attention to the colored ur'iti of their congre
gatoi is as to the white The rerults of these
labors were the tog iherlng of something
like fourteen thousa d souls into the
fold of Christ. These lailors were continued with.
out material interruption not only untl the break.
ing out of the war, but trounh its whole course,
and indeed up to that pi Id when the Southern
c.untry was deloged ivh Northern agents of
every hue and stripe, e yeat mass of whom
seemted to regard thesees as heaven-com.
mistsoned to tli the m lds' the negroes with
hatred and animosity toward their former owners.
It is utterly untrue to say there was any marked
bitterness between the wbirt and the blacks of
the Bouth, either before or eursequent to the war,
save what was called intd existence by the
class of persons just referred to. Purthermore, I
doutt very much whether aly consilderable num
b. r of our colored bchurib members would have
been drawn away from ',t. If it had not been
either from the expectati.n of certain secular
henelits that they suppos:d, yru would confer on
them, or from a foolish 4rnrttion on the part of
many of them to exercie firirtions ln'the Church
of Christ for which they are 4terly unfit. At the
samte time there is a mnriifrt and growing dis
position among these people e nerally to return to
the whitam of the bou:h as t : ir best friends and
wisest counsellors;" an li ,ave no doubt this
would be the case with the eat body of those
who have left our Church &onections, if tos
should be pleased to restore race and prosperity
to our troktra'e and afllctel ountry.
You have nuked my vews, irts I understand your
letter, as to the best mne ba which your church
mud peoole <an co-operete rI the great work of
enlightening and Imprvirg. bhe:condltion of the
freedmen. I would not hvea thought of obtrod.
tog those views on your Bttentlon, If they had not
been so kindly asked. you will, of course, expect
me to use great candor Ih extreesing those views,
even if they should not be entirely coiocident
with your own. Those fiws may be summend up
In a srogle remark, viz: ':.t I '.ygrrl thr" ir,,tinr.
i/ ,,t. rtul I/r t t ie An -r ,- /h ,rii iti peorle
thr,,.l. tIh/e ril ir,,,r ,.f ( r, , ,,,,',.rh . The course
punrsued by your own Btard of Foreign 31 salone
for prnomrting the carse irt evangelical religion in
papal Europe, is precisely th, course, as it oeens
tome, which you should adloptto promote evangel
Ieal religion among the fret mun of the louth.
That board rightly judged tlat the best agents
that cooud be empluyed 'in teir work were the
native Christians of the countjy : and hence they
never sent agents of A mircran birth to labor
there, but furnished the owe be to employ those
that were on the ground, t f to whom the lan
guage of the country was vrr~ticular. Differences
not lem marked exist betwveen Northern men,
who have none but a theore'iegl knowledge of the
African character, and Boo~~Trn men, who have
been familiar with the race all their lives. Yon
have the means, but not th,' nlents salted to the
work. We bhave themen, hit not the means.
Your people bhr.eve but little Ilrietical acqualntsance
with tie aMrcan race; our Icople have not only
been familiar with them all their lives, but they
have been greatly blessaed by bringing multitade.
of them to the knowledge of rthe Saviour. In your
second annual report, you intimate that many of
your most efnctive mlnistere are 'eterred from en
gaging In the work from fear ,f loing their stanod
tlg with the Northern churches. We labor under
no such disadvantages. No m ulter here is afraJd
of loSeing caste by laboring for the blacks. On the
other hand,he is more esteenmed for ILt. Bat I will
not enlarge. It le my oonfldert belief that yon
yourselves, perhaps in a very short time, will come
to the ame concluilon; aond the sooner there is
an entire coincidence of views between us in re
lation to this great matter, the better for the lI.
terests of religion and the welfare of the negro
Yours in hind and Christian bonds.
J. Lati ItrON WILsoN,
tecretary of SuateotatUon,
Southern Presbyterian Church, Colambh, 8. C.