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From the Augusta Mirror.
THE BETTER COUNTRY.
BY MRS. MARY S B. DANA.
WHERE is the better country, where?
Ye who have found it, lead me there;
I long have'sought a happy home,
Yet weary, weary, still I roam.;
I've tried by turns each pathway bright,
My sun goes down-and all is night;
I grope my way in sadesj
Where is the better.ho'&a~rj,,*here?
I catch at every beaming ray,
That shines upon my dreary way;
Pmtaken captive by a flower,
Which blooms and withers in an hour;
And yet, when e'er my bosom tries
To shield i-ower, their it dies;
Away the withered thing I throw
And sadly.on my way I go.
An infant in its cradle smiled;
Its look of joy my heart beguiled;
But when I gazed a moment more,
Itsjoyous brow was clouded o'er.
Then, sick at heart, I heaved a sigh,
And turned away my tearful eye;
How vain the search for pleasure here!
With every smile there comes a tear.
I saw a shining, beauteous thing,
It hung.b'efore me glittering;
They-called it Friendship-and with joy..
My hind I stretch'd to seize the toy.
It prbved to be a gilded dart,'
Which; ere I knew it, pierced my heart;
Then, fitint and bleeding, tbus I thought,-t
-Experience must be dearly bought.
I saw the star-bespangledsky
And their I fix'd my-tearful eye;
One star grew brighter to my gaze,
For we it seem'd topshed its rays,
[thought, ifI couldsoar afar, -
It fled dway, that star so bright
Asscarelessly I roved along,
I heard a soft delightful song;
I turn'd aside to catch the sound,
But no sweet songster could be found;
It was my own Canary bird,
Whose faint receding tones I heard;
It breath'd ' farewell' in every tone;
The cage was thero-the bird had flown !
Abetiuteous ineek-eyed carrier dove
Came flying"itIh the speed of love;
I caught and kiss'd him o'er and o'er,
I knew the bird a letter bore;
I broke the seal with eager hand
For tidings from a distant land;
But 0, I shudder'd while I reed,
It told me one I loved was dead!
The falling of a far cascade
Most sweet harmonious music made;
It charm'd me oft at evening tide,
And once by moonlight there I hied;
But when I reach'd the chosen spot,
The louder music pleas'd me not;
'Tis thus with many things I meet,
They're only at a distance, sweet.
Long, long ago, I left my home,
For manay years 'twas mine to roam;
And when at last I there return'd,
0, how my heart within mec burn'd !
But every thing I saw, was chang'd,
And from my home I felt estrang'd;
And then I cried in deep despair,
Where is the better country, where ?
0, he whose heart is fixed below,
Finds disappointmient, change, and woo!
Where ere the never clouded skies,
And-where the joy that never dies ?
Where is the music ever sweet,
*0, where the friends I long to meeti
No more earth's changing scenes allure ;
:Where is the land all bright and pure 1
*The land where all is pure and bright.
The better land-is "out of sight;" -
And'I must journey here awhile,
And see by turns, thme tear-the smile
Yet even now, 'tis bliss -to me,
That.I one day that, land shall see,
And joyful'wingeny. eager flight.
To that s'eet country-out of sight.
. The folloing capitalistory'appeared in
Blackwood's Mlagazine several years ago,
IUnlike many old stories, it will be re-read
with great interest.
THE FIRST AND LAST DINNElR
-A TALE OF LIFE.
Twelve friends, much about the same
age, and fixed, by their..pursuits,. theou
family conmnexions, and other loeal inter
ests, as permanent inhabitants of.the nie
tropolis, agreed,~ one day when they woee
drinking, their wine at the .Star and.-Gar
terat Richmond, to - institute :an annual
dinner among. themselves, under th~e fol
lowing regulations: - That .they should
dine; alternately. at eal others. houses: ,01
the first and last day or the year,; that the
irst hbni~la nf winoimnvonrked at bsh t ~ndin
ner, should he recorked and put away, to
be drank by him who should be the last of
their number; that when one died, eleven
were to meet, and so on; and that whin
only one remained, he should, -6n those
two days, dine by himself, and sit thetisutil
hours at his solitary-table; but the frstiine
he so dined alone, lest it should-be theonly
one, he should then uncork the first bottle,
and in the first-glass, drink to the memory
pf all who were gone. -
There was something original and6wbhm
sical in the idea, and it ias .eagerly en
braced.. They were all in-the prime ,of
life,closely attached by reciprocal friendl
ship, fond-of Siheial enjoyments, and-looked
forward to their future meetings .with- ni
alloyed anticipations of pleasure. The
only thought indeed, that could have dar
kened those anticipations, -was one not
likely to intrude itself at-this moment, that
of the hapless wight who was detined to
uncork the first bottle at his lonely repadit.
It was high summer when ibis frolic
compact was entered. into; and: as their
pleasure yacht. skimmed along the dark
bosom of the-Thames, on their return-to
London, they talked of nothing but-their
first.and last feasts of ensuing -years
Their imaginations ran: out with a thou
sand gay predictions of festive :nerriment
They wautoned in cojectures of what
changes time would create.
"As for you, George," exclaimed one
of the twelve, addressing his brother-im
law, "I -expect I shall, see you as dry,
withered and shrunken as an old eel sking
vour mere outside of a man !-.and he ac
compained the words with a hearty slap
on the shoulder,
Geoige Fortescue was leaning careless
ly. over the side of the -yacht laughing -the
loudest of any at-the- conversationk-which
had been carried on. The sadden manual
salution of his- brother-in-lIa thr w -him
off his balance,'mnd in pimopient he was
overboard. They -heard:the heavy splash
of his fall, before- they could, be said to
haveseen-him fall. The l yacht was -pro
ceeding swiftly along; but it was instantly
stopped. - .
The utmost- consternation now prevail
ed. It was nearly-dark but ForteetideWas
known to be an-excellent swimmeKI and
startling. as the-accident wvas,-they felt cer
tainihe.would7'regain - the-'vessel.' They
coul4kot -see him.: They- listened. They
heard the sounds-ofhis-handaind feet, Auf
Itruek iipon-tlieirears,- Irzatin'sant'-wo
or three, -who were expeit swimmers,
plunged,.into the river, and-swan toward
the spotwhence the exclamation had pro
ceeded, One of them -was within arm's
leath of Fortescue; he saw -him; before lie
could be reached, he went down, and his
distracted friend beheld the eddying cir
cles of the wave just over -the spot where
be had. sunk. He dived after him, and
touched the bottom; but the tide must have
drifted the. body onward, for it could not be
They proceeded to one of the nearest
stations where drags were kept, andl hav
ing procured -the necessary apparatus, they
proceeded to the fatal spot. After the
lapse of above an hour, they-succeeded -in
raising the lifeless body of their lost friend,
All the usual remedies were employed for
restoring suspended animation but in vain;
they now pursued the remainder of their
course to London, in mournful silence, with
the corpse of hitu who had commenced the
day of pleasure with them in the fulnessof
health, of spirits and of life! And in their
severe grief they-could not but reflect how
soon one of the joyous twelve had slipped
out of the little circle.
The months rolled on, and cold Decemt
ber came with all its cheering round of
kindly greetings and merry hospitaliuies;
and wvith it came a softened rccollection of
the fate of poor Fortescue; -eleven oif the
twelve assembled on the last -day of the
year, and it was impossible not to feel
their loss as they sat down to dinner- The
very irregularity of the table, five on- one
side and six on the other, forced the mel
oncholy event upon their memory.
A decporon:s sigh or two, a low, becom
ing ejaculation, and an instructive. obser;
vation upon the uncerlainty of life, m nadc
up the sum of tender posthumouas oifering
to the manes of poor George Fdrtkue,
as they proceeded to. discharges the61sore
important duties fo~r which thoy.hid met.
By the time the third glass of champaligne
had gene round, in. addition to ypotation
of fine old hock-and capital mnadeira, they
find censed to discover any thing so very
patheitic in. the iequalit y cof thetwo sidot
of the'table, or so melancholy in their crip.
pled number of eleyen. . 7
Several yoars had elapsed, anpd our eie
ven friends kept up their double anniver
saries, as they might aptly enough he cal
led, with scarcely any perceptihle change,
But, alas! there came one . dinneiK-tlast
which was darkened by a calamithe)
never expected lo witness; for on .tliatay,
their friend, companion, brother almost
was hanged ! Yes, Stephen Row land,.tbi
wit, the oracle; the life of their-dircleghiadl
on the morning of that day, forfeited his
life upon a public scaffold,. for having made
one single stroke of, his* pen .in a- wvron1
place. [n other wordi, a bill of-eciangi
which passed into hishband fors /00passed
outof for'?1,700. - --
It would.be injustice to the ten ~to say
thast even wino, Triendslrip and, a meirry
season,,could dispel the gloom, which: per
1vaded this dinrier-, It -was agreed hiefore
hand 'that ilhpjshould ~nokal ltie to the
distr-essing and meolancholy.'theme; anc
havig ilu nter-dicted Abs. only tle.gi
which rea1.y ecipiel alheirhugbis
the nattnrnl len=ini u ne a,thnt allei,
cotenpl m tdo W'tthAce ofdismal dis.
edurse ;' tbsy ~ated-long befor
So d yers'h -ghded-a
ayisin e Iate of Rowland,.and the
tea.rema 6dip 44-itsIing handi
tie ha'de ttai andif dbagges in-mosi
iegible e6a ,. Rfv6.locks had be
e6me4 orthreheads had nol
agi~taiyJd altogeher. as -mEy be reek
-oned i ! amiWilealo '"t Regent'
Ca.as'ttilly -ored with -
r ien erw'eetwet visible i
the caraes lreey gye old~port and
warp: Married-:t;gainst hock,
claret an- iirgundy, and champain,
sewsh d-i-agobts, grewito favor,
crtsts -ere. y called foi to. relish the
cheeseitR de-cnvinersationgrew lesa
boiste.os i t turn'ed chiefly on. politic
an0,le ofthefunds, or dtivalue ol
landed pologies were .mad
for..omtng*nthck.shoes'and warin stock
-ing.-lhegoqrs- and -windorss,-*ire most
careflly ji ded. with list andiand bagi
-the fir& t'r in. reqjet--an'd a- quiei
game-of whAit filled up the hours that were
went to bWd voted to iing, singing
cnp of cae 1T~Tand-at'he Wo'clock,-was
the zsejual cg, when - thil10rbrsixth -glass
bad gqe rgund: after theiiweaovil of the
cloth. Atj' rR*g, toithere was a :long
cerwmony . hal -buttoniogpp great
co tyi woolen comfotets.. fixmg
si1. ker, over the moith nl:p
t .aping sturdy walkingeanes
t tn~eady feet.
- ~ia anniversary- came, and
de a 4ed been busy. - -
FqurliUtold men of withered appear
ance and^ke gpit walk, with cracked voi.
cies and diOr rayless eyes,- sat down by
the iercy 6OHeavent (as they.theiselves
tremuloustyi- lared,) tocelebrate,'forth
fiftieti timihefirst day of the -yeari. f
obsorv. aetho lic- compact which, half a
centurybef they had entered into? -at
the Stir:a.Qt nrter at Richmond. Eight
were in tjiO ) ravea! The..four that re
mpinid st pun its confines. YEt'they
chirgfed. y:v.! r their glass,..though
theygAr 16 theirwods- ihl ireater
difflcu,b ey.mumbled, theychatte
d..f.g.uott of straigled
eei-palledl' a laugh;, md
*wi~a~t enethraicyc) hbokiu
r . inheir yeips, they
futndo si wora abu'syceintuahat lay
.before them. - -
Thoy-.werejtst the number for a qtie
rubber of whist;, and for three successive
years they sat down to one. The fourth
came, and then-their rubber was played
with an open -dummy; a fifth, and whist
no longer practicable; two could play.ouly
at cribbage,.and that was the game, But
it was little more than the mockery of play,
Their palsied bands could hardly hold, o
their fading sight distinguish the .cards,
while their ' torpid faculties made them
doze between each deal.
At length came the last dinner, and the
survivor or the twelve upon whose head
four score and ten winters had showered
their snow, ate his solitary meal. It se
chanced that it was in his house and at hi:
table, they had, celebrated the first. It
his cellar too. hadremained, for eight and
fifty years, the bottle they had uncorked,
recorked, and which he was that day tc
uncork again. It stood beside him; with
a feeble and reluctant grasp,. he took the
frail memoriai of a youthful vow,. ind foi
a moment memory was faithful to her of
flee. She threw open her long vista of bu
ried years; and his heart trayelled througl
them all.. Their lustry, and blithsomi
spring, their bright and fervid summer
their' ripe and temperate.6autumn-the
chill, but not too frozen winter.-He saw
as in a mirror, how one the laughing comn
panions of the merry hour, at Itichmond
had dropped into- enternity'. He. felt al
the loneliness of is condition, (for he hat
eschewed marriage, and in the veinsof ni
living creature ritw a drop of blood whoe<
surce id as in his own,) and as he.iraioes
a -glass which he filled, 'to the . mempory c
those who were' gone,' the tears slowl'
trickled down the deep furrowsIof his age
face.- . -
-Jie hadthu..fuafided onepartofhisvow
and he reared hinmself to..discharge -.th!
other, byng t~he usual number of hour
at his dslte table. Wish n heavy hear
he resigned hlimsbif to the. gloom of hi
owinthoughts-a lethargic sleep stole ove
hm-his head fell upoui hlskosorm-con
fused image's crowded ,into his .mipd-hi
babbled tohbimsilI-wasyilent-and whot
hisiservant itered the 'room, alarased h:
a noise-which he heard,.he found his mat
tontretched doe the carpet at the foot
the easy chair,.aidi,Ptut ;of which lie ba
silipped in aii7apophectie. fit. He, nev
spoke .agiin, nor once p ue4hs eyi
thogh the vital spark was . uull extist
till the follow;ngfday.. fd.hiwas il
L.AsT DINNEL. . , .g e .
The Plane ..uy~fiirolro064n a't w
reetly given..at'Ogdenasburg; N. York
'.eni~g.A irather, s~ chgensbes an
correcis, us, a sister, she, constrts n
ounisel" us; asweethearf,-sne coquets an
cnquersy-s; a wai, she comrerts and eeo
!d ju s;thodelwhat vould".li
Tirs BuFfa1~l.Pl licifl gves the fol
i henediti ~ 'i~ an oldbheeer;
>Amotlej, shescoIS ganid sagks u;
sister He t ells.of and meh~les us; aiswee
heni, she'coqueis'and jilts us, a wife, sh
frowns, potsfreticrAes, aid -tomentsu
ihucher' vIhat woqit therifbd tolte01
Uncle' Sam had two dogs, Usar and
vg but a single bone one 'day after
dinner, be gave it to Pompey aid. laid
down to take'a nap. He was hardly. a
sliep beford Cesar began to quarrel ich
Pompey, who wasquie tlygnawinghis bone
in the corner.: Csar growled at Pompey',
aind Pompey, 'oled back at Cassr.
Cesaru io eh'is teeth and bristled up
his hair, and so did Pompey . Caesac put
his paws on Pompej, and Pompeykaock
id them off with his paws. Cai t'ried
to bite Pompey, 'and' Pompey tried to bite
Cesar. Jn shout they got into a fierce
fight for the bone,, Csar to get, it and
Pompey to keep it.
16 the midst of the Aght, one. of Uncle
Sam's sons came in. 'Pompey," says
he, "what are you quarelling about?"
"Cesar wants my bone, andI am try
ing to.keep ii," said, Pompy.
"Yon vile dog," siys DaaiOl, hleo dare
you tofightfor your bone ? Father gave it
youto gnaw, and not tofight about! Here,
Caseir, take the bone," and so - saying he
kicked Pdmpey out ofdoors.
By this time the noise had sakened the.
old gendeman, who came out to see what
_,Dan,'' says he, "what is thiifuss a
"The rascal, Pompey," says Dan, as
been fighting for his bone, and knowing
you did not give it him to fight. about, I
gave it to Casar and. kicked him out of
"How came he tofigbt for his, bone?"
"Casar attemped-to take it away from
"So Cesar ban e fight."
"Yea sir." *
"Ai, my oir" aid tbeiold geatleian
with a sigh, "you, have done .Very wron.
~:Ponipey :ouldtnt -:have6 foiu for -his
bone if Cisar had not tried to take. it a
way froni fblmf soa that Casaristhedworse
dog- of thi tir.~ :Iideed. Pompeywas on
l defending'the biie f gave him, and yet
you punishhim and reward big asiilant.
[f you want to )reveit quirallinfiamong
the doas aboit thebonesI g're them you
must rst kick out of doors those*6ofi it
noige hem ifibse - htegipven
them~tiii m istb nee kck thini
out-too butAIeldei k ra gs qarm
~Take i esoiTthitn
you ever'get to'6 President, ani*lsli t0
prevent contention about -the offices,
FIRST kick obt'of doors the OFFICE
SEEKERS, and'then kick after them ev
ery dog ofan'ojpe-holder whotiW not gnaw
his bone in peace.-Kendall's Exposior.
THE TWO FARMERS.
Farmer Simple. lived on a. mountain
which aflrded excellent pasturage for
cattle, and in the small valhes he cut an
abundance of grass to feed them through
the winter. The soil was hard to till, and
he could not raise grain without great. a-.
Farmer Grub lived on rich bottom land,
peculiarly adapted to the production of
corn. He could raise on an acre twice as
much as his neighbor Simple, and with
The neighbors lived for many years in
great comfurt and harmony, Simple ex
changing his cattle for Grub's corn and
both were getting rich.
One day Farmer Simple said to his
boys (and he had four of them,) "-I have
been thinking it would be better for us to
make our own corn and save the cattle we
now give for it. We shall then have a
plenty of work and. be more independent."
"Father," said John, "I think we should
have harder work and ge less for it."
"How so," amid Simpe.
"A good cow is wort s24, and corn is
Iworthb 80 cents a bushel. For one tow we
Scan get 30 bushels of corn and we can raise
two cows with the labor it will take to
raise 30 bushels of corn on our hard land.
SFor those two cows neighbour Grab will
give us f0 bushels."
"Never mind." said the old gentlemnan.
"1 don'tlike ,o be dependenton mny neigli
hors; l am in favor of home industry."
"So am I, father," said John, "but I
pwant to make home industry as profitable
~as ptssible. If byselling cattle to neigh
, bor Grub, we can get twice as much corn
r raised upon his !and as wecean raise with
.the same labor on our own, I think we bad
B better stick to raising cattle."
'I'dont know how it is" said Siniple,
y'but f am in favor of'isc industry,' and,
- [ inten:d to pttion to the Legislature'to
Ilay a tax o 40 cents a bushel oo all the'
a corn neighbor Grub sells us, that we may
r be ihduced..to raise it at-home."
i "Why dont you give Mr. Grub'40 cents
't a bushel more thanhe asks for Ias. corn,
swhihi would be hetter."
"Iowv you blockhead ive a man, more
than he asks for a thdug.'
i.You might is wel! do it .sohntgrug as
to get the Legislature to coplyou to 'do
dI it'; besides, ifit 'wers done volntrily all
cf the mioney would stay among the farmers,
d whereas if it come in the shape of a taz it
-'will be eaten up by the oflcers .f govern.
,So be petitioned to th~gsauel Im:
poee atax ofd45 entson every ,bmsie.e
cornusold blat bis a msking~ 11
a doistbhim $#0 " . 8ts eernt. But
i.- thistatwasit h~es e. Wesfilt foutid
e. it cheae rtoi c~r'airofhas asi hbor at
; that'higpi ae asit.
j . Says Jon to'his osar~b a','~
' see a thbt wa havq t" ~1hil O
nopwto get as much corn as we used gt
for t wo?"
"Biw so ' said Simple, "I seen eW.sh
."When cori-fisat 8o cents a busie -
two cows at $24 each *iuld buy 60 buih'
elso Now, whencordnis.81 20 'a bushel, it
takes-three cows at $24 dollars to pay for,
60 bushels." -
"ThIZt is because the ta=r L not high e- -
nough," said Simple,-"N'ihave i trised s
80cents a bushel, and then ie can ajord te
raise it oursel sea."
Sure enough be got the Leislatfre' to
raiseAte tax to'80-cents,and tienhelu"id
not afford to biy it from-- his .eigb'
all -His best pasiure'ihndswere po.gihed
upo to-raise corn hp,thenumber ofhis vay
tie was grtleddila-what he hiad
to sell were no loiger bought at the a' *
good price; for ueighbor Grub, nor 6ein'
able to exchange his corn for eattle, qr ad
purchasers for it at that high price, -was
compelled to-lay down his fieldsi. iasis.
and raise his own'meat. Faierm 8hu' -
and 'his boys bid a plenty of "home- in
dustry," and "irell protected" tos;-bitin
stead ofgetting riche every year, s for
merly, undethie-system of.free traile410
his neighbors, he could- scarcely keep. his
house in repair or get comfoitable'eloil"Iw- -
for his wife-aud children. -
Farmier Simple wa a TARIFF3MIN.
The last Shark story.-As anoffset q
some of the Iheart-rending' shark %*diles
which we often see in the uewspa -t
New. Orleans Picayune, '.es--htb oll6A
ing, iieh'is singular'a horrid an er- -
"Once upon a time .h
hiP. anus- a xetufrm & arie6-,I
wortiif tinan isvstkaInisiet
briailsi expired iship biStd
bhd an interesting son, bo wasuisis1ali
tautiasship carpenti and tlie beifloed
his fatherwith tie-inosttender .and f ii
aflection 'Th'e poor-yot'sihe brteMswilsd
iost broken at the loss of his Patent and
the'body. Tie.:sual .ir O
finmeal at sea were madet -
pesitijwas isewed-up~n-his aU#i5t,
atid with him was pihan
iith*iand-chisel, to. aryh.
ing elac.,;the bay, with lie atiebgttF
mamiae, broke' frotrthe'sailors,an qlath
himself upon tie body at.the very .aO'.es
that it was sliding over the ship's side. ,k
was too late to save him, -nd di
wildly to the.dead body-ofihik-(at the.'
hapless boy as seen oimake one swi
pnge and disapear foree*itTon,-dows
into the eternal caverns. of.the miglity
This was in lat. 97, long. 79, which was
duly entered on the log-book.. The Cori
olanus arrived at New-York, completed.soI
the business, preparatory for the next trip,
and sailed again for Liverpool.
. [Take in a long breath, reader;.-it's .
coming.] When in lat. 69, long.'48,an
enormous ubark ivas eught, and. when
hauled upon deck a most extraordinay
noise seemed to proceed. from. -th- bge
monster's stomach. The creature was
opened, and there' was the rather, the sea1
the grind stone, the hatchet, and the chi
sel. O, if it aint true, then never mayano
ther fish story be believed.- The poor car
penter had not died, but. was only. in a
trance when they buried him, and there he
was, sharpening his hatchet, while the sm
was turnng the grindstone! 1hey' having
resolved io cut their wayont of the shark's
" Owe no man anything," is, good decr.
trine, and upon it the Lowell Cpnrfer
preaches the followingdry sermon.
Keep out ofdebz. Avoid it as you would .
war, pestilence and famine. Shui~t a
you would the devil. [late it with a~~'~
(eet hatred. Abhor it with a perfectsb.
borrence. Dig potatoes-lay .soniewill
peddle tin ware-do any thing that isus.
fuli rather thou to run in debt. As you ira
lue good* digestion, a healthy appetite,' a
placid temper,a smooth pillow,sweet slesp,
pleasant dreams and happy waking, keep
out of debt..- . .-~
As you love. freedom, lieep. oat of dei
Debt is the hardest of all task-masters, i
cruelest of all oressors. It spred
cloud over the whole firmameent o in'n
being.. hIts a. mill-stone. about the 'ak.~
It is an incubus on the lieart. Itlpe
the sun, blots out ,!he stars, it dinm and.
defaces the beautiful blqeof the sky'. It,
breaks up the hroyonattre..and trns
to disonance all the yoices of'. ismeidy..
It furw the forhead. with awremurg
w'rinkles, it plucks the eye of itdJight,. is,
dragealil nobleness out of..the port and
bearing oftman.. It takes the soul ot o1'
his laugh, and. all steadities. anidfreedbro'
from biu step. Come not under its iccmirs'
eidrdemsiin. .Pass by it as yae.w wild, -
pass by a leper, er. one smnitten -wrdie
plague.~ Touch it not. Tunis nit of s
frit~l is a shell turp to bigerness~endasli
so your lips.. .Faally,.we say, toi*
snd .to all, bot..especially to you, youn&
nini-keep out of debt.
Tnz.IfAlPr WgsT,-.A Westerni ,ae
states'thierduirng a period of abouL)~p
years and a lialf, thoro isave'beens sar uns
ds-nd,'Gve weddings .ia-Comgny
maerhagen of 'tea inhabit at. Outof'iie