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loqy. Why should we mourn for those who die,
And leave this world of pain?
For we will meet them all on high,
Never to part again!
On earth we seek cur rest each night.
And part without regret.
Became at each returning light
Refreshed we all have mat.
And death is but a gentle sleep,
To those in Cod who trust;
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Till his commsnd be given.
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By death are turn away,
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".Wary's got a Baby!"
LETTER FROM THE GEORGIA MAJOR.
Pineville, Feb. Gth, 1844.
To Ma. Thompson Dear Sir:
News! news! glorious news! Hurra
'"Let the kettle to the trumpet speak.
The trumpet to the cannoneer without.
The cannon to the heavens, the heaven to
For Mary's ?ol a Iiuli! And a
monstrous tine boy at that! The
kinr: of Denmark, vc-u know, wanted !
to set all heaven and yearth in a up- J
roar, iest because his eicellencv was i
ewine to take a dt ink of licker but
if ever a man did feel like this world 1 wk that I hardly know what I'm
wasn't bi enough for him to enjoy jdoin half he time, and I don't spose
his happiness in, 1 think I ought to on 1 shall find time to do much else but
this important occasion. I never had ' n"rse ,!ie ,J,l,,y for some time to come
sich feelins before. When I was ; Mary's lite fjpiert, and little Henry
'lected Major of the Georgia Militia I Clay is inakin a monstrous good be
1 felt a good deal of pride and grati-! ginning in the world. No more from
fication, and when I married Mary, I ! Your friend til deth,
thought I was tho happvest man in! JOS. JONLS.
Georgia, but this last business has! s- 1 haint had no time to think
clap'd the climax over every thing I abmrt politics lately but you may be
that ever happened to me in all my things is pwine on strait enough
born days. It wouldn't do for peo-1 down here. There's monstrous few
pie to git much happier in this world lokyfokys in our I eat, and what few
than I am, now mind I tell you. tner is so sPl11 UP thev d011'1 know
I don't w.-iat tr. l.mrr nvr mlier who they belong to. They used to
neonle: nnrl I Unm it it'. -n ,.!,! mav.
im, that "every crow thinks its ow n
young ones the whitest," but I'll tell
you what's a fact mine is one of the
most surprisenest children that ever
was seen in these parts,
It n".nt but !
jest four days old this evenin, and its i Van Buren's fooled 'em about the tar
got plenty of hair on its head, and ! "ff and they ham't got no confidence
the Drettvest little foet nnd hnni s.
with toes and finners. all iest as natu-!
ral as grown people's, and when it I agin, and it won t do for old Un
opens its eves it rolls 'cm all round I rnen ,0 j'ne ,lim ,n lhat- Ther's
the room jest like it know'd every no accountin for the taste of the lo-
tmng that was gwine on. Mother savs
she really does believe the child
know'd her the first she tuck it in her
arms, and old Miss Stallions says all
she's afraid of is its too smart to live.
The galls is almost crazy about it,
nd sich another pullin and hawlin a
bout it as they do keep! One wants
U and 'tother wants it, and they won't
g've the little feller no chance to
sleep forlookin at it, and showin it to
People and talkin to it, and its all the
time 'come to its anty tweetest lit
tle precious baby anty's ittle sugar
candy, dumpsy "diddle," and every
time 1 take it they're all scared to
deth for fear I'll hurt it some way. 1
Jeit as I snected. tha
been more trouble than
a utile. J
picked out "Henry Clay" for his name
nunc n a montn ago, but they all
wanted to have a say in it, and every
one had a name that they liked the
best of any. Mother said she never
liked to have any of her family nam
ed after great political characters, for
sh'e never know'd a George Washing
ton, or a Thomas Jefferson that was
any matter of account in her life, ex
cept the first cnes, nnd their names
wouldn't been no better than com
mon people's if their characters
was'nt. OldJMiss Stallions wanted
to call him Aberham Stallions, cause
that wns herhusbnnd's name, and sis
ter Callme wanted him named Theo
dore Adolfus,cause they were her fa
vorite novel names, nnd sister Kesinh
wanted him named Chailes Beverly,
cause he was one of the most inte-
restenist characters'in the "The Chil-
dren of the Abby." I wanted "em
all to be satisfyed, but if seemed like
ther was no fixin the bisness t any-
body's likin, until after they all talk-
ed themselves down tired about it, we
all agreed to leave it to Mary to de-
cide. Poor Marv didn't know what
to do, when they all gathered round
her beggin her as hard as they could.
I '"Remember your pore old father
that's ded and gone, child," said old
'Oh, don't call him Aberham, that's
such a o'u time name,'' ses the galls.
"Theodore is so pretty," ses sis
ter Callme. '-Oh, that's "such a out
landish French name," ses all of "em.
"But Charles Beverly, was such a
good character in 'The Children of
the A obey, and sound so noble," ses
"No Christian child ought to be
named a novel name," ses old Miss
Stallions," They're all lies from eend
"Call him what you've a mind to,
dear," ses mother; "for you're his
mother, and ought to please your
self." Mary looked up in my face wi:h
her pretty blue eyes, and smiled so
sweet when sister Calline laid the
baby iu her arms and j then she sed,
as she hugged it to her bosom
"Tome to its mudder, my tweet ittie
Henry Clay it sail be called Henry
Clay, so it sail, mudder's pwecious it
tie ling-dove, so it is, and it sail be
j President too, when it gits a man, so
Hurra for Clay,'"ses 1, 44IIur "
"Hush-h-h-h-h, Joseph," ses moth
er, 'aint you shamed to shock Marv'i
The fact was, I felt so Iad I for
got what I was about. But I went
rite off and rit dow n in the family re
cord: Henky Clat Joxes,
The first son of Joseph and Marv
Jones, was born
on the 2J dav fol
I'e been so flustrated for the last
sav they 'loneed to the Baltimore
Convention, but sense Mr. Calhoun's
tuck it into bis head "to give it up so"
they don't know nothing about it, on
ly thev don't belong to the Coons.
l'oor fellers, they're in a
In mm auoui auoiuion. uuu mey cni i
for Calhoun's gwine to Nul-
KyioKys, ana uieie n iriu.i wuui
ithev will do but my opinion is, if
they donTt come to ther senses alore
long, and vote for Mr. Clay, they'll
be like the last tribes of Israel not
to be found no where.
An Irish Sportsman "Patrick,
you fool, what makes you stale after
that rabbit, when your gun has no
lock on it?"
"Hush! hush! my darlint, the rab
bit don't know that!"
Vanity. Of ali our infirmities, van
ity is the dearest to us; a man will
starve his other vices to keep that a
live. So says Tom Brown.
How little reflection is expended
upon yet how much it called for
by the lowest hillock that is piled
over the icy bosom by the grassiest
hollow that has sunk with the moul
dering bones of a fellow creature!
Aod in this narrow heaven rots the
bark that has ploughed the serges of
the great vital ocean! In this little j has not spread out to his vision green - cumstat.,? which came under eur
den that the thistle can overshadow er fields than ever, even in boyhood's own observation that satisfies us that
in a day's grwoth, the mole under-1 hours, he frolicked on, bathed his tht subject is deserving more conside
mine in an hour's laW, is crushed I hot lip in fresher fountains than ever ration than !eain? minds generally
the spirit that could enthrall the ! gushed from the rock, and traced a- are disposed to awa-d t it.
world, and dare not even a contest
with destiny! How little it (peaks
for the value of the existence, which
man endures se many evils to pro-
long; now mucu it reduces tne sig
nificance of both the pemp and the
w retchedness, of being reducing all
the vicissitudes into the indistinguish
able identity which infinite distance
'fives to tha st irs a noint withnnt
' parallel, a speck, an atom! Such is
life the grasp of a child that inhales
the air of existence but once. But
the destiny that comes behind us
oblivion! It is not enough that we
j moralize upon the equality of the cp-
i nlchie: that the rirh m,.n. whose anol
is in the ostentation f a marble pal
ace, and hi heart in the splendor of
the feast, should consider how .small
a pit must content him; or that the
proud who boast of their "pre-eminence
aboue the beasts," should know
the shagey carcass and the lawn
shrowded corpse must fatten the
earth together. We should teach our
vanity the lesson of humiliation that
is afforded by the grave: neglecting
the mighty mausoleums of those mar
vellous spirits which fame has ren
dered immortal, we should turn to
tha nameless tombs of the millions,
and in lber deserted obscurity, dis
cover the fee bio hold which we our
selves must have upon earth and the
memory of men. Friend.hip lorsets
what the devouring earth hat claim
ed; even enmity ceases at last to re
member the resting place ol a foe.
I.ove ourselves as we may, devote
our affections to others as we can,
yet must our memory perish with us
'in the grave.
Education in England. In pro
portion to its population, England
spends more for education than any
other country ol Europe; and yet, a
mong those which can properly be
called civilized, she is the only one
w ....... ..a. no .v stem or Wr genera.
,. t .
education of the people. The hi"h
est literary refinement exists along
side of the mot brutish ignorance
even to the absence of a knoledge of
the English language the higher
classes being unable frequently to un
derstand the jargon of tho lower.
There isachurch establishment twen
ty thousand strong, possessing an an
nual revenue of eiyht miliums sterling.
while there are thousands of native
born subject., arrived at manhood,
who never heard the name of the
founder of their religion! So great
has become the misery, consequent
upon the brutish ignnrance of the
masses, that one in every twelve of
England's population are paupers.
And this a nation boasting of her in
tellectual excellence, and professing
to be the conscience keepei of her
There is a beautiful passage in tho
German of Jean Paul liichter, on
which we have often dwelt with mel
'Oi f7or.' Thou canst and vtftgive
us hereafter a iikai.itf, vhich shall
embody, and exceed, and satisfy, all
thai is here imcal!
This life is a fevered, unsatisfying
state of existence, and man is a rest
less creature. Be his rank, or his
station, or his circumstances what
they may it matters not; there re
mains ever an object unattained, on
w hich his eye rests, and for which his
heart yearns with insatiate craving.
So long as that object is unpossessed,
he is hn unhappy being; yet, when
gained, how often is it flung aside ss
the useless toy of achild? Splendor
and affluence may sprinkle his path
way with rose-leaves, gratified am
bition may fling its golden halo around
his brow, pleasure may envelope
him in her elysium of seductions,
every department of nature and of
art may be ransacked fur the elements
of happiness; and then, from them all,
he may turn away, fainting, weary,
sick-at-soul with unsatisfied aspira
tion! Who has not in the beautiful day
dreams of excited fancy, when he
has cast loose the reins of imagina-
tion, and, fer a brief season, has per-
MISSOURI, SATCKDAY, ITIARCI1 23, 1844.
mitted his thoughts and his feelings
.. ... - i V I If lilt. I VIII'Hl l.'l
the ideal world who, at such an
hour, has not traced out upon his
mind s tablet tne outlines of a scheme
of happiness, which he mav never en
joy; nnd, in conception, summoned
up a parauise ot bliss, ot which this
earth knows not? Who. in fnncv.
bo ve him bluer ikies and richer .tin-
i light, than ever canopied earth?
j "Ah. could we scan the thoughts of
the r -rjs of the varied multitude,
which, in the bustling scr nes of or
dinary exi.iter.ee, throng around uy,
could we trace out the emotions
which agitate the unseen secrecies of
their bosoms, how nrany a wild and
bitter thine should we there find rank
ling, which the beamy eye, aod the
flushed cheek, and tl.e sunny lip. hnd
never revealed! What unspeakable
longing! what intense solicitude!
what feverish aspiration! what mel
ancholy retrospection! wlmt fearful
foreboding! vhal remorseful medita
t'nn! what wild hopes and wilder
wishes, shouid we not there behold!
And. thus it is: and, as the features
of the human face are the same in
every countenance, so are the fea
tures of the human heart tha same in
every breast. Thui has it erer been;
nor, in the nature of moral or mental
or spiritual existence, can it ever, in
this unsanctified world, be otherwise.
The objects around us are designed
to gratify the mere demands of our
physical organization. In the wide
reaching circle of created things,
there is naught to quench the cease
less craving of the soul! The phan
tasmas of hope, the unreal mockery
ol anticipated futurity, how they
agonize the unsatisfied bosom, when
contrasted with the emptiness of reali
ty ! There is within us a flame, which
the many waters of this life cannot
assuage. There is au aspiration of
the spirit, for which the things of earth
9Ve too moan! a longing for immor
tality, winch this l:fc can never grati
fy; a desire of existence beyond the
bourne of the present, which, if we
would, we cannot away with.
And, must it ever bo thus? Are the
miitnted billows of disquieted feeline
to be calmed? Are the wild aspira-
.: i.i., i . i l i iii
iiiiiij vi inv ii.au iiitvi twirouuaiiiui
, Ar- Iin)ilf de3lfel nfver
satisfied? 3n the touching and beau
tiful lanjiuae of the German poet,
we reply: -'There isa reality, which
shall embed i, and erevd, and satisfy
all lhat is lu re ideal?'
Victor Jingo. We see announced
by the "New World," as just publish
ed. Victor Hugo's celebrated novel,
"Hans of Icrlwd or, the IPmon of'th
North.' This is a work of powerful
interest. In speaking of the period
when the events of this story were
supposed to have taken place, an an
cient historian of .Norway sivs
'It wr the current blicf of the in
habitants of the shores of the Baltic
at that dav, that there existed ceitain
beings in those repior.s, w ho. though
born of woman, owed their paternity
to fiends from hell. They were sup
posed to roam about the earth, fulfill
ing their mission 1 evil, by inflicting
the direst calfimities upon all who fell
into their power. Murder and rapine
followed iu tneir footsteps; hut dread
ful above all things, was the fate of
the wman who, through violence or
seduction, became the victim of one
of these unclean and malignant spir
its. United irrevocably to the mon
ster for life, it was held that she be
came a partner of his awful doom
One of the most dreaded of these
incarnations of the evil one, was
Hans of Iceland whose name is still
the terror ef the nursery, and whose
deeds are still the theme of story and
of song. St. Louis Gaz.
A Hard Case. A woman, who in
a fit of frenzy stabs the man who has
ruined her by the basest treachery,
must answer for it to the law, though
here is only an stternpt: but for tl
man, whose long career of perfidy and '
brutal lust nas ejjeciea ner ruin, anu
whose cowardly selfishness has sev
eral times placed het life in extreme
jeopardy, the law has no penalty!
Such is now the law of N. Yerk! such
is humtn justice!
A person asked
aa Irishman whv
he were his stockings the wrong side
out. ''Bekase, said he, "there s a
hole on 'tother side." 1
From tha Banger M., Gazette,
.'.ul..iu, KjAiiautmusi) VfJ.
We have hereti-tre pub ished the
reports ot others concerning Mesmer-
.,..i. l .ii ... : it
- ism for the hti.u-ementof our renders.
without expressing an opinion favor
owe or unfavorable in regard to its
utiliiv: we have now to ria n rr.
We were present r.n Saturday last,
and witnessed the amputation cf a
limb of .Mr. Luflier Carev. of this ciiv.
a vounp man 23 vears of aire, bv Dr.
Hosea Rich, as-stated by Drs. Mason,
Snell and G. B. Rich, while in the
Mesmeric slate, into which he had
been ttirown by IV. Joci.-.h Dfane.
Dr. Deanecommenrrd monetizing
the patien at 20 minutes before 12
o'clock. His nsrves appeared to be
highly excited but at 10 minutes past
12 h-r wrvs iu stale of somnolency,
nd ciinsiaatly complaining of cold
He could hear persons converse, but
.could not tell what trey said. After
a tew more psss, he said he could
hear no onft out the magRetizer, al
though others were conversing in the
room at the time. He did not appa
rently feel n knife which was roc in
to a vein of the leg. Dr. Deane con
tinued magnetizing him Tor some time
longer, until there could be no doubt
he was ia what is called the mesmer
ic state; but now he insisted that the
limb should not be taken off.
The part to be removed was thd
riaht leg below the knee, the cords
ol which had become so contracted
in consequence of a fever sore with
which he was afflicted at eight year
of age. that hit leg was doubled up,
the calf meeting the back of ths thigh.
The cass was considered one of creat
difficulty and very different from a
common case of amputation.
it was not until some time aiter
the first incision by the surceon, that
I the patient appeared to feel pny pain;
and not until about tho time flesh was
being removed from the bone, te
w hich in consequence of the disease j -
it ndhered more firmly than in com- 'But your leg is oiT. Did you not
mon cases, that he showed any tinea- j know when it was taken off?'
iness. He complained much of the : o. But is the old thing off tho'?
cold, and appeared to think it was- 'Yes.'
that which troubled him. After the j 'Good!' 1.9 exclaimed with an em
limb was removed and while the sur-1 phasis that set a!! about him laughing,
geen was taking up tha veins, he com- j We here left t!i patient, who ap
plained tbet sonicbou'y was prickhg 'peared to be in a comfortable state,
ms foot. :9nd dispose.! to converse in the same
We will h.ve endeavor to give ac msnnrr as it" nothing had happened,
idea of the immediate efoctj of the We make o comments. What
open tion upon the patient by rcla-lwe hive stated are facts, and the
ting as nar!y as pursible, the scene ; public can draw such inferences from
that took place a,;er tr-e amputation. : thorn as thev please.
'Somebody is prickim; iny fooi,''j
he said, "it smarts like tin,e!' j "Married in Springfield, III., Mr,
"li cisy be cold." excl.ii-ncd cr.e. James Proffir, merchant, to Miss Em--Well
it may," he rcplioi.'. : jiy A. Lan.lon. Tne happy bride-
"Does it puiii yo'i now!" inquired 1 groom ouht to do a cash business.
Dr. I feme. :iinc- he can expect only 'small prof-
"No. it don't mart a darned bit." Jilt? at fust.'
Shortly ufter, he remarked, "Dr.
you a re a pretty clever man. but some- i Novel proceeding. At a late meet
body did prick my foot. 1 suppose ing ot the city council of Cincinnati,
it wasn't paralj, ;:ed; but I f!:nn't hove twelve Indies appointed bv the differ
it oflT j ent religious societies in the cityTap-
" You felt a kind of pricking in it peared in the council chamber, and
when it was paralyzed?" j presented a petition, signed by 6,000
Perhaps so." ' ladies, remonstrating against coffee-
Soon he said: "It piicks a little ! house licences. One lad v delivered
now. i on ought not to have let
mem prick mv loot until it was com-.
pletely paralyzed. But I wont let
them cut it off.
"When shall they cut it off? set
"At 4 o clock, if it is parah zed then
we'll it 33 slick as a waist-
The surgeon was now cutting a
round the bone, and the pain must i
have been intense, lhe patient ex
claimed: "Somebody is hurling my knee."
"You have the cramp in it per
haps." "Well, take it out."
We'd there it conies there it is,
"Well, it is out now, I believe."
Shortly he said again: "Somebody
pricks my knee somebody hurts my
foot somebody hurts my knee, worst
lhe pain lias got out ol my
tnee somehow into my foot."
Dr Deane was all the while hold
ing his hands, and two other gentle
men had their hands upon his arms,
to prevent his moving. He was un
easy from the time the operator com
menced magnetizing him until he was
i"ouioi; me s.e.p, ana on.y
one lime during me operation oi me
surseon. did we otserve mat ne ex-
hibited more uneasiness than before.
At one o'clock, some one remarked
w as four. He said he would
not have b;s leg off then. When
wc . ,v i.. ivu
.ti.i no i. ua uanKTU it iitr itfi L irn v
' ' ' J
"I do not.
Dr. Rich pricked me
Did it hurt you muchf
'Well it didn't hurt me much.
His niir;!i!"ulr.e.s wa then excited,
and lie Implied and appeared to enjoy
lnmscir highly. His oraan of tune
w as then touched, and he sung to the
t'-ne of Hebron, without making
false arte, the following words:
"Thus fr tha Lord hath led ma on.
Thus far his power prolongs my days.
And evarr evenioe aball make known
Sc.xe fnr?b memorial cf hi graca."
Alter the limb was completely ban
daged, the patient was pieced in bet!,
and appeared to be very comfortable.
In reply to inquiries by Dr. Dsane,
he said he was perfectly well.
But.' continued he, Dr if I hadn't
jawed you, I believe you would have
let them cut rny leg off.
His sister the a came into the room
land afterwards his mother, whom he
bad frequently inquired for. He
j Knew iriEm only when they were in
cmriiunication w iih him. After sat
isfying all present that he was still ia
the state, and that he was not con
scious that his leg was removed, Dr.
Deane placed him again in his natu
ral state. Beini a very diffident man,
his eyes fell on seeing so many per
sons about him. But on being ask
ed how he felt, he said he felt first
rats, 'Somebody pricked" my leg
'Well do you think h' best to have
your leg taken off!
'Yes, I want it off.'
'Have you felt any paia since you
have been csleep?'
'Do ycu know you have been sing
ing and laughing?'
'When do yon think it is best to
: nave your leg taken ofiT
'Well, I guess it is off now, from
my being in bed.'
Does your Ier vxa tou anyf
Immediate action was had
upon tee matter, and a resolution te
repeal the coffee house ordinance
was lost by a vote ef 19 to 8. So
the ladies being repulsed, departed.
03"An English paper tells of an
Irishman nam J Maloney, who some
time ago committed a forgery to the
amount of 130, and fled to this
While here, he learned
that he had beceme entitled to $50,
000. He returned, and made his ti
tle good, but w as arrested, tried, con
victed, and sentenced to seven years
traspertation for the forgery. The
property is forfeited to the crown,
but it is thought that on application
the forfeit will be remitted in favor
of his children. Gazette
Who is wise? He that learns from
everyone. Who is powerful! He
that governs his own passions.
is rich? He that is content
"Sam," said a lady to the milk-boy.
"I guess, from the looks of your milk
that your mother put dirty water in
to it'" No she didn't neither I seed
her draw it clean out of the well,
'fore she put it in."
Miss Sedgwick says that the shield
of silence is the most effective de
fence against a thorough gossip.
i ,nilt it