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RAVENNA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1851.
.WHOLE NUMBER 489.?
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Ot4l bow voeatbar round h.
tot Ibaialllag day ti dons.
Aid fttf and solsmo twillgti t,
aVflpws down the joldea aun;
flhaawsra leagthea M lb pavement,
tft Ilka giants Uirouyh Iba gloom,
Waaler "past tbe'duikj casement.
Creep arouud lb Art-lit room!
DraVUte eurwans! tlose the shatters!
slseaajbabe rade wind loadly matter, .
Wtwf rare w for wind sprite's Ir. - '
Wbirtart wwfor outward aaaialngT
Jjcitt fortune's frown or smile, ' (
lrrana oa lora Is hoauinf- ,
. lata eia fcaman Ul tegolleT
'Xyatf .l&i eotjage roof and palaee, ' '"
MIIkUaliaaKVM Iba king, ,
III an quaffing tram life's thalke, - .
"Blrobief IbitewrBItatmBiH brlngt V; ' ' '
Gcaiosara glowing music (owing
'rVmlhoaallpawwIoTatbabaat, - -
Oa.'m'loy-Iha bllsa of knowing
Xkr ara hearts on which to real.
hearts thai throb with eager gladness
- Ifaarta that echo, to our own -Whtlt
from care and haunting sadness.
. iWtngle oa'er in look or tone:
Car a; traad the -balls by Daylight
" PadheN hannt the midnight hoar
Bui the weird and Witching Twltight
. Brbifi Ibe glowing Uearthalone'a dower;..
Altar df our holiest feelings!
Childhood's well remembered shrine,
"wreaths Immnrtal round thee twins.
".'!. ".',. The Ocean. .
t j. a. wiumaa.
' Tha ocean lonketh up to bearen,
As 'twere a living thing;
..The homage of Its wares l given,.
In eeasoloss worshipping.
- They kneel upon the sloping aand
J As bodds tho human knef,
. A beautiful and tlrclrss band,
! i. The priesthood of the sea.
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-i The sky Is as a temple' arch,
;rta blue and wary air
glorious with the spirit inarch
- Of messengers at prayer.
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Pit, THE SHOT IN TIME.
A STORY OF MARIONS MEN.
' BY i. W. IBVIM.
.V:;,;?..', CHAPTER 1.
'Omr'fortreJs is thu good green wood,
' Oj'nent tho cypress tr'j;
Xv know tho forest 'round.us,
'' As seamen know the ea."
'Novc't-'fear for me, enptain !' -was the
lighthJ careless reply of Michsel Ailsco!,
a h reinotl in for'a moment his nublester.J
on the banks of the Black River, a few miles
below.!lfie :pot where Kingetree now stands,
for ta parting word with h'm coinpuniori :
"Nerr fear for me; a fortnight among my
old friends, and I will return to our camp in
the green wood safe, sound, and ready fordu
ty. True, i( is rather on ugly time for a
rebel like myself as the epuulottcd minions
of King George call me to venture out ol
ur fastness jn the swamp. The craven
hearted tories are swarming through the
country, and that last blow we struck them
t Btsck Mingo has by no nveana appeased
theifjage; but if a strong arm, a cautious
head and a bold heart, can accomplish aught,
trust me to come out safely."
"Bike, I knowyou too well," replied his
comrade In a gay tone, "you are the great
eat dardevil in the biigade. Trust you?
On my life, I Would as lief trust a callow
gosling 'fo make its way in the world without
the tinge watchfulness of a mother goose.
I givwiyou up, Mike, to your manifest desti
ny, ijjd will report at the camp in due time
thatybtl have been swung up in the usual
Stylt 1y the rascally tories."
"Well, be it so, captain, since you will,"
responded Mike laughing, "but pray God it
be In any other than the usual style. I have
exceedingly nice sensibilities, and trust I
may. noW like poor Calwert, and many others
of .4,. comrades, be hung upon a rough
graper yine. I trust, however, to fall into
gentler hands than those of the tories,'
"Well Mike," responded Captain Conyers,
his commander and friend, "I am loth to Jose
so actire a lieutenant; but aince you will
venture your neck into- danger, the fair face
and bright eyes of Dora Singleton defend
"Amen!" responded Michsel lightly.
'What would I net give," be continued
in 'a graver tone, "to see the end of this
'bloody and harrassing war! Were you eer
mlov'et captain!" be asked in a lighter
tone.''. ' ' '
Ay) Michel, but the grave ia between u
bow," answered Conyers, in a grave and
saddened tone, while a cloud came over his
brdr "Two short years of wedded happi
eas, spent mostly in the privationa and hard
ships of the camp, with brief and stolen in
teryteffs with one of the loveliest and best
f her sex, and I was left alone , heartless,
hopeless, and comfortless as now. You have
knbwfl me long, Mike; you have lain by my
side in ; the Bivouac, and gone shoulder to
shoulder with me in the charge, but you lit -
tit) .snow. wnai wasting and consuming
thojig,htf go with me wherever I go. You
know me too well to doubt my courage or my
honor, yet there have been moments when
I would bartered away all, ay, even the hope
of my country's. Iodeppjidence for peace,
and line blflssings qf my vq. loved , fireside.
It la-'a nsinTuVayi, it w a heart rending aac-
MtWWtotyW htti'tmm the do-
mcsyq 'jheirth, ha I lowed and endeared by
odan4 alrflit sacred, asaoxTat ions, and un
srgei tbei toils asj privations, ot the camp,
sftdf endure "the pangs of absence, with ihe
hor;vMklb 'pur -country ' free. ' 1 Opd
. ' tiwLf$n!fik. n fter!,uVmiy
":2tntBd j-e sir
bought at the price of blood end tears.;: You
know not yet, Mike n one but' those who
are wedded can know the rapture of meet
ing after a long absence) oof can you know
how bitter it is to turn away from the fair
face of a loving wife, and undergo the ago
ny of a long separation,' perhaps an ever
lasting one. 1. , . , i
The last time I visited my home, oh! how
the memory of it clings to me nowl The
very sunlight as it came down from heaven
seemed to fall around my homestead with a
softer light than elsewhere. My life was
like a dream of boy -hood realised. But the
summons came to part, and More reluctant
ly than I ever tore myself1 away. Sad and
gloomy presentiments filled the hearts of
both of ua. Alaal we met no more on earth!
Three months from that time, having solicit
ed a furlough, I sperfhomeward, with joyful
anticipations. I found my house in ashes,
my children motherless, my fond, my gen
tle wife slept the long sleep that knowa no
waking! Driven from her burning house
on a cold night of rain aiid winter, after hav
ing given birth to my youngest child., she
was seized with the fever that carried her to
the grave. She died died in calling upon
my name died clinging to the last to a hope
that I would yet atand beside her and hear
her last prayer and close her eyes in peace.
I found my children too young to know
their loaa houseless dependants upon the
charity of strangers. Think you that I can
forgive these wrongs or that they can be
blotted from my brain, or cease to burn or
rankle in my heart? Think you that a wife
so kind, so gentle, whoso love was the world
in which I delighted to dwell, can so soon
be forgotten! As God hours mo, I will not
rest until my sword is red with the blood of
Never before had AlUcot seen Conyers so
completely mastered by fierce and vindictive
passions. His bosom heaved with tumultu
ous emotions, and his luce became livid with
rage, while Kin dark eye gleamed like a dia
mond. His voice grew bourse and hollow,
and his utterance waa choked by the eaer
iifss with which he pautrd for venguance
Allscot looked upon him with sentiment ap
proaching to awe while the storm of passion
shook his frame and fixed its impress upon
Ordinarily as playful in temper us a child,
and of a gay and cheerful disposition that
approximated to levity, one would scurcely
have dreain'.'d that beneath so quiet and gen
tle an exterior, there slumbered deep and
volcauic passions. Usually, his features
wore an almost feminine softness and gen
tleness of expression. Even in the wild and
bloody melee, where ths most inhuman pas
sions are called into exercise, his features
bore no trace of cruel or vindictive feelings.
Ilia dark, bold, lustrous eye, fringed by long
s! elterinjr lashes, might indeed flash with u
somewhat intenser light in full view of the
conflict, but his finely chiseled features were
as inexpressive of ferocity, and as unmoved
by angry emotions, as the cairn marble fres:.
from the hands of the sculptor.
Captain James Conyers, to whose compa
ny of dragoons Michsel Allscot wus attached,
was one of that band of partizan leaders by
whose skill, energy, and invincible firmness,
the country was redeemed from the iron
yoke of the invader. His generosity and
kindness of heart, with his reckless and al
most desperate exhibitions of courage, had
rendered him the darling of "Marion's Brig
ade" a name which was applied to the bold
follower of the wily partizan, whether their
numbers amounted to ten or a thousand men.
Iu those moments of gloom and desponden
cy, when the sufferings and destitution of
their families, joined to their own privations
and toils, caused the stout hearts'of the sol
diers to sink in dismay, he stood forth as the
ministering angel of the camp, and infused
into their despondent souls the courage and
the invincible firmness and spirit which
shone on his own brow. A bold and dashing
soldier, shrinking from no danger or toil,
confident and sanguine when others around
him were almost driven to despair, ever
foremost in the foray and last in the retreat,
he won the heart of every soldier in the
" brigade," and was regarded aa the right
hand of the army. A dexterous and fearless
horseman, scarcely equalled indeed by the
sanguinary Tarlton in this manly accom
plishment, his position as captain of the
dragoons gave him ample opportunity to dis
play to "the brigade" his qualities to the best
advantage; and often when defeat seemed
inevitable, and the battle appeared lost be
yond redemption, from some unexpected
quarter of the field he burst into view with
his troop following at hia heels and bore
down with his undaunted troopera like a hur
ricane upon the enemy, and by a single
reckless and impetuous charge broke their
serried ranks, and in a moment retrieved the
fortunea of the day. Well known among
the minions of the British King as the "hand
some horseman," his terrible ' daring caused
the enemy to qua If e at whatever point he
made hia appearance. The Bayard of the
partisan brigade, his heart was a stranger to
fear and his reputation to reproach. Such
was the man whose lips had jusb uttered i
solemn oath to pursue to the death an ene
my who'bad wronged him beyond forgive
nessi' '.; .it -, i- .;. .'-;.''
"And who is he, captain?" asked Allscot
in.astoqishmentjrAsj I live, I will labor with
you unceasingly to hunt him. from the face of
the earth." ' .;. o , ;t.h
I "Have you not heard of him! ' asked Con
yers, while his voice grew yet' more hoarse
with amotion. , , "Have you not hear- ftf that
bloody renegade, Robert Harrison, whose
name la a-word of efueUnd hellfsh deeds!
Butleave him to m.1 ?phou'ld you ' ever, be-
reckoning with me which shall sorely come.
My heart tells me that I hsve not long to
live, that 1 moat soon gloriously fall in toe
service of my country, but I feel a presenti
ment within met strong sod unshaken, that
I ahall hot sink into tbat welcome rest to
which I go before my hand has struck down
that fiend in human form, who haa made me
the heartless mourner that t am. Twice
have I aought him out in battle, and twice
has he escaped my aword; but when we meet
again, there is something in my heart that
tells me he shall die. The hope of that hour
haa auatained me until now. But for this,
and the tender yeara of my children, that
claim a father's care and protection, I would
have long aince have laid down life which
ia but a burden. But enough of this Mike.
I shall detein you. no . longer. God guard
you, and restore you safe to the camp- Be
wary, be vigilant, and throw not yourself in
the way of danger. Farewell, my brave
boy, I shall feel ill at ease, until you return
Pressing the hand of hia comrade, Con
yers turned his horse's head and departed.
Mike paused and gized.tafter him as he rode
away, bearing himself proudly on his bound
ing charger, aa though no ravening Borrow
flew with him on his course.
"Alas! poor Conyers," muttered Michel
as he turned to leave the spot. "Aa gen
tle aa the dove, but aa brave as the lion; the
smile of Eden is ever on his brow, while its
serpent is gnawing at his heart." Thus so
liloquizing, he turned away with a saddened
brow, and proceeded at a quiet pace until he
had cleared the crazy bridge which spanned
the river, and picked his way along a rotten
and broken cause-way which led through
the oozy swamp; and then giving the rein to
hix horse, he plunged through the dense for
est through which his route lay.
It was already past the hour of noon when
he separated from Conyers; and fearing lest
night might overtake him before he reach
ed the end of his journey, he permitted his
noble steed to measure over the grutind with
rapid strides. He had not gone far, however,
before the heavens gave tokens of an ap
proaching storm, by signs which might have
passed unnoticed by a careless observer, but
which one so attentive us Micliajl could not
but remark and interpret aright. The wind,
which had slept for the last twenty-four
hours, began' to epring up from the east, is
short fitful puffs, and casting his glance to
the westward, a dull hazy atmosphere just
upon the horizon, taught him ere many hours
should elapse to look fur one of those vio
lent gales to which the southern country is
so subject ubout the incoming of autumn.
Meantime the declining sun was kindling up
one-half the heavens.
"Sot as in northern c limes obscurely bright,
But In one cloudless liluze of glorious light."
But accustomed as he was to all the signs
of the heavens, the deceitful glare of the
burning Bun did not lead him to err in his
prognostications. Anxious to reach his
journey's end, before the anticipated storm
should burst upon him, he checked not the
speed of his willing horse, but suffered him,
unchecked by the rein, noiselessly and fleet
ly to scud along the narrow bridle-path that
wound through the forest.
The eyes of the brave young trooper grew
bright, and pleasant fancies nestled around
his heart, as he hastened away from the toil
and confinement of the camp, to meet once
more the beautiful and idolized Dora Single
ton. Lovely indeed was the maiden whose heart
followed the young soldier to the camp, and
whose joyful smile welcomed his glad re
turnings. A dark-haired, black-eyed crea
ture, of scarcely the medium height, with a
complexion pale, yet wondrously fair and
transparent, and a form of more than or
dinary grace, and of exquisite proportions,
she was the very being to bring a host of
lovers to her feet. Cordial in her manners,
proud, vivacious, and with that dash of co
quetry in her nature from which no really
beautiful woman is wholly exempt, the
sphere in which she moved was a delightful,
yet a dangerous centre of attraction.
' Her father dying when she was but a
mere child, her mother contracted a second
matrimonial alliance,, which was soon ter
minated by her death, and at the age of
twelve years, Dora was left to the guardian
ship of a moody and unsocial stepfather,
with whom she continued to res de up to the
date of our story. Inheriting from her fath
er, an ample, and even a splendid fortune,
yet without relative or friends, in whose
sympathy she could confide, the beautiful
woman, now in her twentieth year, felt all
that utter isolation and lonliness of heart so
painful to evsn the manly and self-depend
ent, but especially so to a warm-hearted and
sympathizing woman, whose heart yearned
for the friendship and affectionate compan
ionship of her sex, even as the dying gazelle
in the sultry desert, longs for the bubbling
fountain and the grateful shade. . .The mode
and the circumstances of her life had, how
ever, impressed upon her character some
what of the noble and generous traits of the
heroine. Nuturally of a proud though gen
tle spirit, her very habits of seclusion, which
in another might have produced painful diffi
dence and timidity! had added strength and
self-reliance to her character, ,' v.
Her sorrows, poor creature, had of late
been greatly multiplied by the distractions
which ensued from fte- contest with the
mother country, , Entering witfraM the ar
dor of a heroine into the feelings and senti
ments of the patriotic and bold defendeveef
liberty, so soon as she could comprehend the
' principles upon which they based the resis
tance to. the mother country. . She unfortu
nately encountered the kiuer opposition of
Isaac Wharton, her stepfather, who, though
neutral la; th -ton,-!
teat, yet at heart favored the cause, of the
royalists, and ridiculed and denounced what
be considered the folly and crime of the
whiga in entering into a contest with the
mother country. The undisguised senti
ments of his fair step-daughter, who openly
rejoiced at every discomfiture of the British
arms, but increased his dislike and hatred to
the cause of Independence. On all occa
sions, even fh the presence of the British
officers themselves, she fearlessly and warm
ly espoused the csuse of her countrymen, to
the great mortification of Isaac Wbarton, an
imperious and overbearing man, who could
not endure such inflexible opposition in a
member of hia own house.
The visit of Michael to his house had long
since been forbidden, and latterly he bad
met his betrothed only by stealth, sometimes
at a house of a friend, and at others iu the
open greenwood always apprising her of
his presence in the neighborhood, by some
preconcerted signal which she readily rec
ognized. Many a alolen interview had taken
place between them, little suspected by her
ungracious step-father, who littie dreamed
of the artifices to which lovers will resort to
elude the viglenceof those who will sunder
Michael well knew how snxiously Dors
longed for bis coming, and whatever dangers
beset his way, he seldom failed to hasten to
her side, when the public service permitted
his abscence from the camp. Sometimes
his signal greeted ber ears from the forest
near her dwelling, when the sun had but a
few hours commenced his course, snd again
when it had sunk to rest, snd the stars of
heaven were shining brightly in the illimit
able vault, sometimes not uttered from afar,
uuregarded and unrecognizcd,save by herself,
would cause her young heart to flutter with
that strange sensution of delight only felt
by those who love passionately, and only to
be experienced by them when after a long
abscence a husband or a lover returns to re
pay them for the long vigil of love.
The sun was within on hour of his setting,
when the line of hazy vapor which had long
lain motionless on the western horizon, be
gan to grow dark and dense as it loomed up
.rearl'ully in the distance, and the wind, which
had lulled fur near an hour, again sprang up;
but this time from the thunder cloud in the!
west, in fitful blasts now surcharged with
vapor, and now hot and sulphurous as the
reeking breath ofavulcano. The mutter
ed thunder began to groan and growl in the
west feurfully and deep, and with its wings
wide spread, the clouds rode wildly down
upon the gale, turning day into night as its
black shadow rolled over the earth. In
an instant an nature was was imngiea in
confusion. The sheeted lightnings glim
mered and flashed incessantly; the deep
toned thunder shook the earth with its ter
rific tongue and the tall trees of the forest
bent, shivered and snapped in the gale the
crash of their fall swallowed up and lost in
the yet louder thunders of the bellowing
As accustomed as Michael had been to
scenes of peril and danger, a feeling of sup
erstitious awe came over him, and he felt
like a frail and helpless creature of the dust,
in the contemplation of so imposing and ter
rific a scene. The harrow pathway along
which he rode, stretched awny through a
dense pine forest, and on every side the tail
trees were broken and scattered around him
like stubble before the wind.
Michael would fain have turned aside to
seek a shelter from the storm in some of the
scattered habitations that lay by the road
side, for the hurricane was now upon him in
all its fury; but his past experience had
taught him to act with cautious circumspec
tion in a country where civil war had loosen
ed the bands of society and set neighbors in
bitter and exterminating strife. Well known
through all that portion of the country as an
active and uncompromising whig, he was
equally an object of terror and bitter hatred
to all who were enlisted against the inde
pendence of their country. Fearing lest in
seeking a shelter from the storm, he might
unawares place himself in the power of the
tories, in whose hands his fate would soon
have been sealed, he hurried by dwelling a(
ter dwelling, preferring rather to suffer to
exposure to the elements than to risk falling
into the hands of bloody minded and . un
As the road, however, emerged from the
forest into an open clearing o' considerable
extent, he found himself within a few rods
of a house which lay upon hia right, too di-
lapated in appearance to render it probable
that he might there meet with dangerous ad
versaries. The rain too, was nearly upon
him, just aa he reached the narrow lane
which led down to the building. Hesita
tingly only for a moment 'he turned his
horse's head and galloped up to the house,
turning his horse into the shelter of an un
occupied stable, the door of which opened
into into the lane. Entering the gateway,
where, half torn from ita, hinges, the gate
hung obstructing his way, .with a few easy
strides he mounted the steps of the piazza
that tottered under his tread; end rapped
loudly at the door for admittance. -,
Everything about the place wore a desert
ed and cheerless aspect.. . The magnificent
shade trees around, which seemed the growth
of centuries, stood unpruned and neglected'
with their jagged boughs descending within,
a few feet of the ground the rank grass wss
allowed to cover the entire yard, and grew
up even U the, doorsteps while here and
there ' refractory shutter, too rotten to be
retained br its hinges', Wa kept in it place
by rail or polei, let trqtn the woods ' and
placed an., prop against it.,,, The hand raid
ing around' the piazzav as partially gone,
and tfia ntllara whlnh aimnorteA'tha tnbf waral
r ----- . .. w,
nearly rotted away at the base. Altogether
the building waa aa dilapidated and cheer-
less aa if it bad remained untenanted for a
wbole generation. .
Hia first summons failing to attract atten
tion Michael knocked more loudly than be
fore, and in a moment after, a firm and mas
culine step was heard advancing within the
apartment the door waa thrown open, and
be found himself face to face with a tall, ath
letic and powerful man of about forty years,
who invited him to enter.
The furniture of the room into which
Michael was ushered, waa of the most costly
and luxurious description. Indeed consider
ing the time and condition of the country, it
might have been esteemed elegant and
tasteful. Rich carpets of rare manufacture
yielded to hia tread as he passed along, and
polished mahogany tables, with skillfully
carved arm-chairs of oak, met his view on
every side. A beautiful clock of a most
costly style, ticked upon the mantle-board,
which was elegantly ornamented with vases
of pure alabaster and costly hyouterie of ex
quisite workmanship. So rich indeed was
thh apartment furnished, that Michael could
not repress a glance of surprise and wonder,
when he compared the interior of the apart
ment with the mean dilapidated appearance
of the building from without. His express
ion of wonder and astonishment did not es
cape the observation of his host, whose smile
as he remarked it might have seemed to arise
from gratified vanity, but for the expression
of scorn snd bitterness by which it was ac
companied. Advancing to a chair pointed out to him
at the farther side of ths fire place Michael
seated himself, while the individual who bad
admitted him into the house, resumed his
place at a table a few feet distant, just in
front of the fire-place and busied himself
among a pile of papers which lay before
the entrance of our hero.
But these two were not the only tenants
of the room. Immediately before our hero
on the opposite side of the hearth was a
small wiery, pug-nosed, red-headed, ferited
little individual, who from the first moment
of the entrance of Michael had fixed upon
him his diminutive grey eyes, with an im
pudent wondering stare. His pantaloons,.
that seemed to shrink back instictively from
any kind of intimacy with tho coarse and
rude brogans that encased his neither ex
tremeties so tightly encompassed his spindle
shanks, that his ever having established
himself in thein he could not be accounted
for by any process short of liquefaction or
hydraulic pressure. For the scantiness of
his neither garment, however ample amends
were made by the huge proportions of a large
blue overcoat, that hung about his body,
like the ship sails around the mast in a dead
The other individual who sat with several
papers scattered before him, which he was
urranging, as hurriedly glanced at their con
tents, was evidently a man who had seen
somewhat of the world. Though not an ill-
looking man, his physognomy was certainly
not an attractive one. His heavy brows,
and a certain sinistrous expression in the
glance of his eye, which seemed to shrink
beneath the calm quiet gaze of our hero,
caused him to regard him somewhat unfavor
ably. His eye fell whenever he casually en
countered the glance of Michael. Our hero
did not fail to remark that he started, and
with an exclamation of surprise, glanced
hastily and suspiciously towurds him, as his
comrade left his seat, and hurriedly whisper
ed a few words in his ear. A sense of in
security, and a presentiment of danger be
gan to steal over Michael, for he was greatly
apprehensive of having fullen in with un
scrupulous tories, who are aware of his part
in the contest with the mother country.
Dissemblinu his uneasiness, however, he
manifested no symptom of distrust or bus.
Meantime the storm was raging in all its
fury. The old house rocked and tottered in
the gale as though its decaying timbers were
about to yield to the shock of the tempest,
and be riven by the storm. ,,
As wild as wus the contention of the ele
ments Michael felt that it would have been
far more prudent and safe to have encoun
tered the tornado upon the highway than to
have nlaced himself in a measure, in the
power of two reckless men who might be
long to that class of desperadoes, who under
the name of loyalty to a distant monarch,
perpetrated the most revolting and henious
. (TO BE CORTIirPED.)
Do as You Promise. There is no ne
cessity of breaking your word. In.the first
place, never promise any thing, unless you
know it to be in your power to fulfiill; and,
in the second place, make up your mind De-
ore you promise, that whatever you do prom
ise you will fulfill. By so doing you will
gain and enjoy the confidence of those
around you. When such' a character is
established, it will fie of more value than er
mine, gold or princely diadems. " '
, Home Potter. If you wish to keep your
town from thriving, turn the cold shoulder
to every young mechanic- or beginner of
business; look upon every new comer with
a jealous scowl; discourage all yon can; , if
tbat don't do, decry bis work, and rather go
abroad for wares of his kind, than give him
your money. Last, though not least, refuse
to patronize the Tillage paper- Then, "go to
es; for him in the calm 'and ihady recess of
Hw .. wv ..... l4.
i 60r TJi ; only fountain Ja $h wilderness
of lire',, where mad. drinks'' &f watejr ' totally
unmixed with nltternese,ktf that Which goali
Work for a Livings
The beat means of obtaining a liviag is
to work for it. Nothing so exalts and en
nob lea a man as honorable labor, and he
who ia the moat efficient worker baa the
atrongest claim upon the world" for a living.
The world, too, will readily acknowledge
the claim of all such to' the privileges and
blessings of life. But let s man throw him
aelf upon the world, relying in the old mot
to "the world owea me a living," tnak'
ing no effort to help himself,, and you will
see how soon, and with what practical em
phasia, his demands will be repudiated.
The world ewe!- What folly. Who con-
stitutes this wbrld against whom the demand
for a living is made by the idle and vicious!
Why, individuals of course. Suppose,
then, each individual should set up the claim
that the world owes him a living, and there
fore refuses to work, what would be the con
sequence! Who would pay the demand!
What kind of a living should we have, and
how much would life, under auch circum
stances, be worth to us!
The truth is, we owe everything to the
world all our energies, physical, moral and
intellectual. And unless we devote these to
the high purposes of our creation, in ad
vancing the general interests of humanity,
we shall prove recreant to the duties made
incumbent upon us from the very organism
of our being, and shall deserve the con
tempt and reproach of all men. The fol
lowing sensible remarks upon the subject,
from the . Ledger, we commend to our read
"The World Owes Me Livmo.'' One
of the cant phrases of the day, invented by
laziness and rascality to defeat it short -comings,
is ,thot which, we? have placed at the
head of this article; for, as it is usually em
ployed, it means that a man ought to be
supported, whether he does anything to help
himself or not. Now so absurd a doctrine
needs only be stated in plain language to
refute itself. , The human race would soon
sink to the condition of the most degraded
savages, or actually become, extirpated by
starvation, or by disease brought on by idle
ness or scanty food, if every man were to
adopt this phrase for his motto. Society
does, indeed, owe a living to the maimed,
the aged, the imbecile, or those who cannot
obtain employment, but to no one else.
Whoever can lake care of himself loses
his claim on the world for assistance. Idle
ness, unthrift, or want of energy furnish no
reason for demanding alms; for they are
vicea which ought to be extirpated, and which
properly carry their own punishment with
them. It is a law of existence, applying to
the brute creation as well as to man, that
they who will not work shall starve. The
bird of the air, the fishes is the sea, the lions
in the wilderness all have to look out for
their own food, and would starve, if they
imitated the habits or adopted the philoso
phy of some of our modern visionaries.
The world, however, does owe a living to
every man who works for it; and what is
more, he gets it, especially in this country.
No man need starve, or even suffer, except
for a temporary period. There is' always
labor of some kind to be performed, if men
will earnestly seek it and faithfully perform
it. The great enemy of persons seeking
work, is pride. They need money for fuel;
their families may be almost starving, yet
they will not do this or that, because "it is
beneath them." We once knew a young
man who started life with manifold advan
tages, yet who made a miserable failure
and died early in poverty, because ho would
not, after a first disaster, as-he said,"gtoop
to a subordinate position. Many a man has
reduced his family to indigence; has left
his wife a penniless widow; or has brought
his orphaned children to the almshouse,-be-
cause he would not go out and seek fortune,
or take fortune in whatever shape she offer
ed herself. To sit with folded hands and
piteous face, waiting for work to come, is
not the way to deserve one's living.
Bread is not rained from heaven, monna
like. ' Those who would succeed must
ttrive. Prosperity is only won by strenu
ous exertion; but energy and perseverance
are sure to command it in the long run; and
he who says, "1 will have work," and tries
and tries again to get it, is certain at last
to obtuin it, to keep it, and. even to uttaiu a
competence through it. ...... ,
A Likbess of Cjliforku. The celebrat
ed Madame Ida Pfeiffer has been to Califor
nia, and thus speaks of certain matters there:
j " Of all the countries I have ever viseted,
of all the vile, immortal places I have seen
o heard of, in savage or civilized lands, the
gaming saloons in California are tho worst.
I went there in company with friends; doors
were open; everything invited entrance.
Splendor in every form, temtation most subtle
and powerful, combined to lure the soul and
body to destruction;' splendid curtains and
carpets exquisitly painted pictures,, whose
subjects were so impure that I involuntarily
placed tny hands ever my eyes wines, liq
uors, ot all kinds, free, and to be had for the
asking all combined to lure the poor mortal
to sin and death. 1 Yet all- was so Tolupluous
ly respectaple, so perfect in good taste, so re
fined in eppearence ao beautiful to the eye,
that-influence stole iotot the soul, like, the
deadly poison of the Upas treei. . What won
der if. With awakening' passions, and brain
overlook the game, with gold around e v
er: ejde'pf Hitri ftioor ictinv tasbe. fo
the gaming fch je!)t?r' i Ve'' etei'm'enXsDd
tkMm nli a a rt arfmnflkf mil ;'
d iysriJaid eo'ds'ct eriirainalK
Cool, vcT-AcooiuiooAtrso-A man by
the name of 5br, in Sebastian county, AT-fr'
kansas, says 'the Fuyetteville'nirpiTuidit; '
was lately in rery peculiar circumstances. r
While absent from home a vagabond- by Uu -
namo of Rose made the acquaintance of-hie '
family, and actually so far trsnscended tho'"
bounds of propriety ss to induce Mrs. B she ii
to consent to run awsj from her husband
and co-habit with him. 'Accordingly he f
yoked up Bahr's oxen, loaded the cart witlf i
the effects about the bouse, placed Mr. Bahr I -1
and her two children on the top of them, ni ) r.s
was just aboat to cry out git up, Berry, ' '
when Buhr made his appearance. He had - 2
already heard of his wife's unfaithfulness,:
and came up weeping. . ' v ". ;. . i i. i
"Ob, Polly lane, Polly Janee yoff
ing to leave me, and take Bob and SarindaT
Mrs. Bahr answered not a word, but the
attention of Rose was drawn to the lament
tions. . vr O
"What's the matter, Mr. Bahrl" taltf
Rose. '. : , ' ; : , i , v ,
"Polly and the children is going to b
separated from me." rorwintn,i n.ko
"No need of that, Mr. Bahr, no heed -that.
Come snd go with us; in fact, we ) 11 J
need you to pack water and chop wood.-?
Cheer up and come along, don't look at the' bos
dark side of life you'll have a first-rats
ime. Git up, Berry!"
- " 1 i aiaw I i !
A Fj.st Couple A lurge, double-fisted,'
masculine appearinar woman nrrivpd at tW
place from Kingston, C W., on Friday. -, J
On Saturday she fell in with a shoemaker of ; ,
this place was courted, won and maried.lhe
ceremony being performed by G.L. Stillwa.' , J
ter, Esq. Sunday the parties went on a drunk,' ,
quarried and fought. Mouduy. the dissatia.
fied groom sought tho Squire and demanded'
a diverce, but was informed that his request
couianot Decompiled with. He returned to , ,,,
his spouse, made up the family jar and con t "
tinuedto live with her through Tuesday. On
Wednesday, a soildier arrived here from-;.
Kingston and claimed the new made bride u .; v
m. uunuj iub.ou nerior oetter or
worse, previous to the above recorded trans
action. Our shoemaker was of course oh
liged to surrender his claim, and on Thurs.
day the soldier and hia truant wife returned,, j
to thier home in Kingston. . Thus, it will.,; : .,
be seen, our shoemaker has passed through' -all
the stages of matrimonial triala in th ' 1
brief space of five days, and is now a grase , ,
widower. Verily this a fast aire. Oad. . !
; o..- , . - - '
Religious Freedom ! - '
The seventh section of the first' artiti of ' ;
the Constitution of the State of Ohio, reads'
"All persons havo a mutual arid indafeaaf. "
ble right to worship Almighty God according '
to the dictates of their own conscience. No
person shall be compelled to attend, erector'
support any place of worship, or maintain an
form of worship, against his own consent; and
no preference shall be given by law to any re-':
..g.ous society. xor shall any interference
with rights of conscience be premitted. No,
rdigiout test shall be required as a oualiAcalitm
foroffice;aot shall any person be incompetent I
l uc a witness on account of his religiout' ;
belief. Re lfJOn. mnrtnlitir nnrl .
however, being essential to good, govern-
mem, ,i snau do the duty of the General As.: i
Bembly to pass suitable laws to protect eiii:
ry religious denomination in the pesceabV
enjoyment of its mode of public worship."
Immemse Immigratiob. The Burlington '
Telegraph says; "The immigration . into'
Iowa, atoll the crossings, the present sea.!
son, is unparalleled in the history of the ?
past. The steam ferry at this city one of' "
the largest on the river) is kept in constant
motion from morning .until night, and fre
quently until midnight. The consequence
is, that every evening whole acres on the
opposite side of the river river may be seen 1
covered 'with the wagons, teats and cattle: ;
of the emigrants. The merohants,,grocers-i ' 1
and manufacturers are reaping" a fich har-' '
vest in the way of furnishing supplies to th-
traveling million. At present rates,': at
least 100,000 souls will be sdded to the pop-- '
ulation of this State during the present sea- 1
son." , ' .. ,
OCT The Oldest Church now existing in' "
the United States is one near Smithfield, '
Isle of Wright county, V. K was-built itt
the reign of Charles I., between the years-
1630 and 1635. . The brick Jime, and tim.-.
ber were-imported from England. ,TbtW':
ber ia English oak, and was framed in Eng.- "
land. The structure is ef brick, erected hr J
the most substantial manner. The mortcr
has beepme so hardened that it will strike? '
fire in collision with steaJJ ' '' '"' "
02r Within twenty years, about One hunV'::
dred churches, numbering about twelve thou"",
sand converts, have Been planted along the, i
coast of Afiica. Many' schools also have'"1
been established, which are how in success
ful operation, and hundreds of natives have
received and are now receiving a Christian,
education. "-,, v.-i.r :-.!
OCT We lore to see a Woman treading thr
high and holy path, of. duty, unblinded, -Jfy
sunshine, unscared by, storm. '; There. ''r(j
hundreds who do so from the cradle to the
grave heroines of endurance, of whom thaw
world has never heard, but whoso names will . j
be bright hereafter, even besides the bright ,
' 'tit, tr Partington,' in a character
isticTparagraph kbout Fern ateafe's, "iaysiiavH
I know the; Fern family Treat their mrf ' ' -rocito.
They mostly live In'tKe woods'j they ;
are a tweet, good race, oof carry their heads'
prettt hlghf and Fanny fs'no deception to
thai reneral tulr m i U
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