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GQIVE -EVERY DAY.
Let us give something every day,
For one another's weal;
A word, to make the gloomy gay,
Or the crushed spirit heal;
A look, that to the heart will speak,
Of him that's poor and old,
r for her, o'er whose wan cheek
-T tl many a stream has rolled.
The objects of our love and care,
In every path we see
And when they ask a simple prayer,
Oh, selfish shall we be,
And turn away with haughty thrust,
Asif the God above,
Were partial to our pampered dust,
And only us did love I
Let us give something every day,
To comfort and to cheer,
Tis not for gold alone they pray,
Whose cries fall on the ear;
They ask for kindness in our speech
A tenderness of heart
That to the innocent soul will reach,
And warmth and life impart.
Wo all can give-the poor-the weak,
SAnd be an angel guest ;
How small a thing-to smile-to speak,
d make the wretched bleCt.
These favors let us all bestow,
And scatter joy around,
- ,And make the vales of sorrow glow
With the sweet smiles of Cod I
- From the Boston Olive Branch.
Intelloct in Rags.
A STORY FOR YOUNG AND OLD.
- T. wo proud children were tripping along
e streets of Boston, one sunshimy day,
-4 n their.way to school, chatting as they
.*nt, and apparently enjoying themselves
e rain had given a coating of mud
,brick sidewalks, so the children
y the elder one, a slight and
ored gfirl,ith a merry dark
the golden hair of some poverty clad in
fant, for many such sat-in the broken
doorways of that comfortless city lane.
The boy and girl moved slowly on
ward, their whije brows bent downward,
their brightys searching for the hidden
pave stopes; yet everand anon some quick
laugh/tthe ludicrous figures that flitted
acris their path, would throne their
1,wdooth cheeks with dimples.
" Don't you hate such dirty places, Ju
lia T" said the boy, as a few drops, not of
crystal, stained the glossiness of his rich
attire; "don't you wish that school was
at the other end of the lane ?"
" It's perfectly horrible," answered the
beautiful young creature, with a light
laugh; " dear, do look at those creatures,
they can have no sensibility, no refine
ment; how dirty, how contemptible they
are-well, thank goodness, that we were
"Stop! Jule, hush ! yonder is some
thing to excite our laughter, I wawrant
you. Ha! ha !na boy larger than myself,
and he appears to be picking out the let
ters 'on that scrap of paper-balh !"
" Stand still, Arthur, do, and let's hear
him; we can wait a moment."
A few paces before them sat a boy of
some thirteen years, hatless, shoeless, and
with very scant frock and trousers, the
latter a mass of patches. His hair, tan
gled and thick, hung over his dowiicast
eyes, and his hands, staiuied anid rugh
with labor, grasped a little torn piece of
newspaper, which lie had evidently picked
up out of the mtud. So absorbied wvas he
.in his task, that he did( not inotice the fatir
and high bred young strangers, who stoodl
regarding. himi with thoughless but sub
Hark ! the boy,1leaning his brown face
on his clenched hands, murmurs uncon
sciously aloud-" b-i--n-no, not that ;
yes, no"-a deep drawvn sigh, then again
-" b-1-a.n,"-a long pause-" oh ! dear
-I have forgotten ; I shall never, never
read like Barney."
As the poor child exclaimed thus, he
lifted his eyes, sorrowfully, from the tat
tered bit of printing ; his gaze fell upon
the listeners, whose beautiful lips were
curled with scornful smiles. A flush of
crimson started to his swarthy cheeks,
rnounting to the top of his forehead, as
be threwv off the mass of tangled curls,
and his bold black eyes fell before their
" Ha! ha !" said the richly clad youth,
carelessly,'-I've got a brother only five
years old; at home, who can read better
than that. A big boy like you ought at
least to know your letters. Why don't
you go to school I"
" To school," echoed Julia, sneeringly,
f' do you suppose he could get into any
decent schooli his name ought to be patch
work ; ha ! ha! poor thing ;" she continu
.ed, with mock pity, "our stable boy
dresses better than that;"
The lad, at her tone of commisseration,
sprang to his feet, and bent upon the bro
the ad sistor. such a glance of defiance,
indignation, and scorn, that they instinct
ively hurried onward; though the girl
turned once more mockingly round, and
gave utterance to a light, bantering laugh.
Still the poor lad stood-wounded
wounded to the heart's core-still he
gazed after them, his full lips quivering
with his mental anguish, his black eye,
through the misty drops that hung trem
bling on his lids, flashing fire, as though
they would scathe and blast the selfish
pride of those thoughtless children ; then,
turning, he hurried up three broken steps
into a dim entry, flew along a dark pas
sage, and entering a cheerless room, flung
himself upon the uneven floor, and wept
burning tears of grief and shame.
The parlors of a stately mansion on
Beacon street, Boston, were brilliantly il
laminated. The owner of the princely
tenement had issued cards for a fashiona
ble soiree; the hour had arrived, and the
guests were assembling.
The rich and the great were there, but,
conspicuous among all, and conversing
with the ex-president of the United States,
the elder Adams, stood a noble-looking
man, in the bloom and vigor of manhood.
His face was intellectually beautiful, and
his high altitude commanding, yet ex
All the evening," murmured a fash
ionable, yet lovely lady, to Mr. Adams,as
he hurried towards her, " have I been
striving to gain an antroduction to Mr.
M-'s distinguished guest; but lie
has been so surrounded-now, however,
he stands alone. I should esteem it a rare
honor to speak with him, but for a mo
"You shall have that pleasure," said
the ex-president, smiling; and turning, he
presented the beautiful and fiscinating
wife of a millionaire to the talented stran
" We have met before, madam," said
the gentleman, bowing low, to conceal a
strange expression that stole over his fea
He paused-and she gazed more curi
ously upon him.
" Perhaps you do not remember the
time, the place-perhaps you do not re
member how two pampered children of
wealth passed along that lane-it may be
you forget the poor outcast, grasping at'
science (though then scarcely conscious,)
with his untutored mind. The laugh of
derision that was then flung upon this
lonely heart-for I am that child-roused
the latent fire of ambition within mv
breast; and," lie continued more softly,
" I thank you for the taunt, and the scorn
ful word ; they were ever my incentives in
my upward path to honor; I had but to
think of them, and my soul was nerved
anew. I thank you for them ;" and a tri
umphant smile illumined his splendid
The ldy, faint, mortified glided away
from her rebuker, and in less than an
hour sat, humbled and weeping, in her
owvn proud mansion. She had wished,
nay, coveted, just one little word, from the
being who, in her haughty childhood she
had derided and despised for his p~overty'
-and she had been repaid with contempt,
though smoothly wo rded and delicately
expressed, by the neglected boy, whose
namre now rang the wvorld through.
Have a care, then, sons and daughters
Scorn not the child of pov-erty, wh'lo
with pensive eye and lfed hands, toils
np) the rngged heights of Parnassus, uni
cared for and unaided. Though clothed
in rags, he may gain the dizzy height,
while vou, decked in the meaner palra
phernalia of wealth, huml 'y grope along
the mountain's base, and under the veiny
feet of him whom you disdained.
Influenco of Early Associations.
THE OLD eRIMINxAL REFoRMED.
There is a strange, unaccountable, and
dream-like beauty in music, which can
subdue the proudest spirit, and gliding in
to the hush of the heart, will nestle there,
stilling its more tumultuous throbbings,
and filling it with calm, peaceful memo
ries of the far long-ago. All tribes and
in all times have owned the spell, from
the hour when Pan first taught the Thra
cian shepherd to carve his love-notes in
the invisible air, and fill the summer nights
wvith softest, sweetest flute-music dowvn to
the present monment.
It is a universal language, understood
by all, and awvakening strange pulsations
even ini the most obdurate heart. Most
of us have experienced the luxury of tears
when listening to an old ballad.
We know an old man who, having led
a long career of vice and crime, was at
length banished from his country ; and
who while undergoing his period of ban
ishment, amidst the wilds and jungles of
a distant land, heard, in the summer even
tide, a sweet female voice, singing in his
own language the very song which had
lll him to his intat slumhers, when
he knew crime but by name, and knew it
only to abhor. It had been sung, too, by
the cradle of an infant sister-a little one
who had died young, and was now in
heaven; the mother, too, was now no
more. But the song-the old song had
not lost its influence over him yet. Back
came trooping upon the old memories,
which had so long slumbered down there
in the unsunned depths of his heart; the
mother and the father; the house-hold
gatherings; the old books ; the old school
house ; the time-worn church, half-hidden
by the old yew trees, where he first heard
the Bible read ;-all came back upon him
as fresh as if it were but yesterday; and
overpowered by his feelings, he gave vent
to them in a flood of tears. And then
the old man grew calm, and his latter
days were his best days; and when the
term of his banishment had expired, he
came back again to his father-land, and
there, in that old village grave-yard, amid
whose grassy hillocks lie had first played
and gamboled, and where the mother and
her little ones were sleeping, lie lay down
his weary limbs, and sank peacefully
away into the common grave.-Albany
Rechabite and Washingtonian.
New Anecpote of Napoleon.
The following is from the new work in
course of publication in the New (Eng'
ish) Monthly Magazine, entitled " Anec
dotes of Napoleon and Josephine." The
incident related (by an eye witness) is as
interesting as it is strikingly characteris
tic of that remarkablo man:
"The other morning, on mounting his
horse, the Emperor announced his inten
tion of passing the whole of the fleet in
review; he gave orders for the position of
those vessels which formed a line of broad
sides to be changed, as he proclaimed his
desire to review them in open sea. He
them proceeded, accompanied as usual by
Rustam, to take his daily ride, saying that
he expected to find every thing in readi
ness on his return. The other was in
stantly transmitted to Admiral Bruix, who
come to him without delay. Hisextreme
impatience did not allow him to await till
his arrival, but lie set out to meet him,
which he did half way. His staff ranged
themselves in order behind-him, in fearful
silence, for the Emperor was more than
"Admiral," said lie, in an agitated tone
of voice, " why have not my orders been
" Sire," replied Admiral Bruix, with
firmness and respect, "a frightful storm
may every moment be expected. Can
your majesty wish to expose so many
brave men to inevitable destruction ?"
"Sir!" exclaimed the Emperor, more
and more irritated, "I have given you
my orders, and again I ask, why are they
not obeyed ? I take the consequences
on myself; your part is to obey."
" Sire," said the admiral, " I cannot
obey in this instance."
"Sir!" cried the Emperor, "you are in
At these words, Napoleon, who held
his whip in his hand, advanced towards
the admiral, wholi drew back a step, put
his hand to his sword, and said turning
"Sir ?-beware !"
All those who looked on shuddered.
The Emperor stood motionless, with his
arm still raised, and his eyes fixed on the
admiral, wiho retained the menacing atti
tude he had assumed. At length, as with
an effort over himself, the Emperor dash
ed his whip on the ground, and at the
saine instant the admiral remnoved his hand
from the piommnel of his sword, and, bare
headed, waitedl in silence the result of
-"Second Admiral Magon," said Napo
leon, " I give you ordlers to execute imme
diately the manwuvres I have commanded.
With respect to you, sir," lhe added,
sternly, addressing Admiral Bruix, "you
will quit Boulogno in twenty-four hours,
and retire to Holland."
Trhe Emperor then rode away to ob
serve the movement which Admiral Ma
gon, the second in command, was about
to execute. But scarcely had the first
changes been made, according to the Em
peror's directions, when the sky became
obscured with thick dark clouds, th .
thunder growled suddenly, and the wind
came bursting anid howling along with
such force as to break all the lines in a
Exactly what the adlmirah predicted had
happened. A horrible storm overtook the
fleet, and threatened it with instant des
The Emperor remained as if transfixed,
with his head bent downa, his countenance
overspread with gloom, and his arms
crossed. Presently he began to pace the
shore with rapid strides, when, on a sud
den, piercing cries of distress were heard
on all sides. More than twenty gun
sloops had just been stranded, the unfor
tunate mariners were struggling in the
but so appalng w. e danger that ne
one answered these- rtrending appeals
Napoleon seemed most distracted al
these sounds his,'and breaking
from amongst those ho, seeing his in
tention, wore stri 'to retain him, he
threw himself into aiafety boat, calling
"Let me go, lefrd go-they must be
rescued from such a ril as this!"
In a moment the) o't he had entered
was filled with Wate .one wave, larger
than the rest, burst ite over his head,
and dashed off his ,throwing it over
board. At the same moment, animated
by his example, offib soldiers, fisher
men and townsmen in crowds, leaped
into boats, or dash' into the waves to
endeavor to save iteir drowing fellow
countrymen. Bu 4their efforts were at
tended with but itt success; very few
of the unfortunate w of the gun boats
were saved, and the. xt morning the in.
exorable sea threw. shore not less than
two hundred d40 .bies, together with
the hat of the .hio .Marengo.
One poor druinh -from whose recital
Constant has trans bed the same ac
count vouchedb y others, after suf
fering frightflin rs for more than
twelve hours, at leilh quietly floated on
shore, seated on liiij est, having escaped
with a fractured .
The dreadfa m ing after this sad
event was one of or and desolation
throughout the e-** for but too nume
rous were the frie recognised amongst
the bodies which s r ed the sand. The
Emperor's grief remorse were ex
treme, and he doul bitterly reproach
ed himself for his ustice towards the
admiral,. who w nevertheless, much
blamed for his lapi. canswers to the or
ders given him, w in the unlucky hu
mor Napoleon w en in, were not like
ly to calm or m in hear reason.
It is well the 'I did his duty no
bly in resisting a absurd commands,
but his end in ' to save so many
lives would hay etter answered by
moing s weakness, and
. vwith more
The following capsu.a
from a letter to the Alabama Journal, ny
J. J. Hooper:
Old Col. D---, of the Mobile District,
was one of the most singular characters
ever known in Alabam'h. Many of his
freaks are afresh in the memory of the
"old uns" of Mobile-and all of them
will tell you that the Colonel, though
hard to beat, was once terribly taken in
by a couple of legal tyros. It is George
Wood ward, I believe, who tells the story,
but however that may be, it is in keeping
with others related of the old gentleman.
It seems that Col. D-, had had a
misunderstanding with the two gentlemen
alluded to, and was not on speaking terms
with them, although all of the three were
professionally riding the circuit pretty
much together. The young ones being
well aware of the Colonel's iracible na
ture, determined as they left one of the
courts for another, to have some sport at
his expense on the way. They according
ly having got about half an hour's start
in leaving, and presently they arrived at a
broad dark stream, that looked as if it
might be a dozen feet deep, but was hard
ly more than as many inches. Crossing
they allighted, pulling off their coats and
boots, and sat down quietly to watch for
the old " Tartar."
Jogging along at length, up came the
old fellow. He looked fir-st at the young
sters wvho were gravely' drawving on their
boots and coats, as if they had just had a
swim-and then he looked at the broad
creek before him like a* fluent, translucent
star. The Colonel was awfully puzzled.
" Is this d-d creek swimming?" he
growled after a pause of some moments.
No reply wvas made ; the young men
simply mounted their horses and rode ofl
some little distance, and stopped to watch
T..e Colonel slowly divested himself of
boots, coat, pantaloons and drawers.
These he neatly tied up in a handkerchief,
and hung them on the horn of his saddle.
Then he remounted, and as lhe wvas a fat,
short man, with a paunch of inordinary
size, rather inadequate legs, a face like a
withered apple, and a brown wig, there is
no doubt he made an interesting picture
as he bestrode his steed with the " breeze
h 1ding gentle dalliance with the lower
extremity of his only garment.
Slowly and cautiously did the old gen
tleman and his horse take the creek. Half
a length and the water was not fetlock
deep. Here the horse stopped to drink.
A length and a half and the stream wvas
no deeper.-Thirty-feet farther, and a de
Here the Colonel reined up. " There
must," said he, be a h-i of a swift ehan
nel between this and the bank , see how
the water runs. We will dash through!'
A sharp lash made the horse spring the
" watery waste,".and another carried the
horse and rider safely to the opposite
bank. The creek wvas nowhere more
than a foot eep.
A wild yell from the " young 'uns" an
nounced their appreciation of the sport
as they galloped away.
" I'll catch you, you d-d rascals" was
ground under Col. D -'s teeth, and
away he galloped in hot pursuit, mutter
ing vengeance on his foes.
On they speed! pursuer and pursued!
the youngsters laughed, yelled and scream.
ed-the Colonel damned with mighty em
phasis, and his shirt floated and crackled
in the wind like a loose flying jib.
On-on-and the pursuer reached the
farm house on the road side. Their pas
sing startled a flock of geese, which as
the Colonel dashed up, met him with out
stretched wings, elongated necks and his
ses dire. His horse swerved suddenly,
and the Colonel in a moment was in a
most unromantic heap, with his own
brown wig by his side, and his bundle of
clothes scattered around.
The -white headed children of the house
came out first, took a distant view of the
monster-as it seemed to them-and then
returned to report progress. After a lit
tle, the father of the family came, and the
afair being explained, assisted the Colo
nel in making his toilet, the Colonel
swearing and the countrymen laughing
all the while.
Dressed and remounted our hero start
ed off with a woful phiz, and was soon
out of sight.
Dow, Jr.. on California.
My Hearers, I know very well what
will procure your bliss by the hogshead;
it is that wretched stuff called money.
That it is that keeps your soul in a flutter
and sets you jumping like a lot of chained
monkeys at the sight of a string of fish.
Yoir think that if you only possessed a
certain heap of lucre you would be off in
lavendar-make mouths at care-say
" how d'ye do" to sorrow-laugh at time
and feel happy as an oyster in June. 0
yes! if you only had enough of the trash,
I admit that you might feel satisfied, and
of course contented; but in such cases
more requires more, (according to Dabol
and rum,) the last more requires most,
' -- more yet, and so on to the
of the jewels in their husMa. I navnt
the least doubt of it.
My dear friends-I will tell you how
to enjoy as much bliss as heaven can af
ford to humanity. Be contented with
what you have, till you have an opportu
nity to get something better. Be thank
ful for every crumb that falls from the ta
ble of Providence, and live in constant
expectation of having the luck to lit h
upon a whole loaf. Have patience to put
up with present troubles, and console
yourself with the idea that your situations
are paradises compared with others.
When you have enough to eat to satisfy
hunger-enough to drink to quench thirst
-enough-of what is vulgarly called
"tin" to procure you a few luxuries
when you owe no one, and no one owes
you, not even a judge-then if you are
not happy, all the gold in the universe
can't make you so. A man much wiser
than I, once said, " Give me neither po.
verty nor riches," and I look upon him as
one of the greatest philosophers the world
ever produced. All he wanted was a
contented mind sufficient bread and a clean
shirt. Take pattern after him, 0, ye dis
contented mortals, who vainly imagine
that bliss is alone to be found in the pla
cers of wealth and opulence.
My hearers-If you consider all crea
tion too poor to afford you a single pen
ny-worth of true blessedness, you must
pray to be reconciled to its poverty.
Grease your prayers wvith faith, and send
them up in earnestness, hot from the soul's
oven. This manufacturing cold petitions
with the lips, while the heart continually
cries gammon, is no more use than talk
ing Chocktaw to a Chinese. Heaven
understands no gibberish ; it only knows
the pure, simplo language of the spirit
the soul's vernacular. So, when you
pray, do it in as simple a manner as pos5
sible, but with red hot earnestness, and
your souls will find rest wherever you are
-whether nibbling at a crust in Poverty's
Hollow, or starving in California, while
endeavoring to transmorrrify a bag of gold
dust into an Indian meal pudding.
TuE OLDEsT DAUGHTER.--The do
pertiment of the older children of the fa
mnily is of great importance to the young
er. The obedience, or insubordination,
operates throughout the whole circle.
Especially in the station of the eldest
daughter one of eminence. She drank
the first draught of a mother's love. She
usually enjoys muchi of her counsel and
companionship. In her absence she is
pthe natural viceroy. Let the mother take
double pains to inform her on a correct
model; to make her amiable, diligent, do
mestic, pious---trusting that the image of
those virtues may leave impressions on
the soft, waxen hearts of the young ones,
to wvhom she may, in the providence of
God, be called to fill the place of mater
From the Charleston Mercury.
The telegraph had before announced
the arrival of Gov. Quitman in New Or.
leans to take his trial on -an indictment for
aiding the Cuban Expedition. The pro.
ceeding is novel, and considering the slen
der grounds on which the charge rests,
appears like nothing else than an attempt,
on the part of the Federal Government,
to bring into disgrace a man who stands
in the way of the representatives of the
famous "peace measures." If Gov.Quit.
man had not called an Extra Session of
the Mississippi Legislature, he would not
have been troubled about Cuba.
We have received from the Mississip
pian a copy of the Governor's address to
the people of the State, resigning his of
fice. After stating the proceedings of the
United States authorities against him, he
" Unconscious of having, in any re
spect, violated the laws of the country;
ready at all times to meet any charge
that might be exhibited against me, I have
only been anxious, in this extraordinary
emergency, to follow the path of duty.
As a citizen, it was plain and clear, I rmust
yield to the law, however oppressive or
unjust in my case; but as Chief Magis
trate of a sovereign State, I had also in
charge, her dignity, her honor, and her
sovereignty, which I could not permit to
be violated in my person. Resistance by
the organized force of the State, while
the Federal Administration isin the hands
of men who appear to seek some occa
sion to test the strength of that Govern
ment, would result in violent contests,
much to be dreaded in the present critical
condition of the country.
The whole South, patient as she is un
der encroachment, might look with some
jealousy upon the employment of military
force to remove a Southern Governor from
the jurisdiction of his State, when it had
been withheld from her citizens seeking
to reclaim a fugitive slave in. Massachu
He ihen proceeds to point out the
evils and inconveniences that would fol
low his leaving the State for an indefinite
_...., now re
sign the high trust confided to my hands,
with no feeling of personal regret, except
that I could not serve you better; with no
feeling of shame, for I am innocent of
the causes which have induced the neces.
sity of this step. On the contrary, al
though personally I fear no investigation
and shun no scrutiny, I have spared no
effors, consistent with self-respect, to
avert this result. So soon as I learned
that attempts would be made, under an
act of Congress of the last century, to
remove me from this State, I formally of.
fered to the proper authorities of the Uni
ted States, any pledge or security to ap
pear in New Orleans, and meet the char
ges against me, so soon as my term of
office should expire: and I remonstrated
against the indignity thus about to be of
fered, not to myself, but to the State, in
dragging away from his duties, her Chief
Miy proposition wvas not accepted, and
my remonstrance not heeded.
it is not for mec to complain. You are
the aggrieved party. My course in this
matter meets the approval of some of the
most patriotic citizens near me. I sin
cerely hope, as it was dictated alone by
my sense of duty to the State, it may
meet the approbation of my fellow-citi
is the day on which South Carolina choo
Ees delegates to her State Convention.
'rho candidates for the Convention have
nearly all declared themselves in favor ofi
secession from the Union. There seems,
however to be this difference among them,
wvhile some are desirous that the Conven
tion shall take measures for the immedi
ate consummation of that purpose, others
propose that the State shall delay action
for a while, in the hope that other South
ern States will make common cause with
her; this hope failing, then to venture on
the final, momentous step. To us, look
ing on, yet not without intense solicitude,
South Carolina's position seems full of
difficulty ; to go out of the Union by her
self, (and she will thus go if she goes
now) involves dangers of fearful magni
tude. To remain in the Union after all
that she has said, wvill be to make herself
an object of contempt to her foes. As
she now stands they hate her, truly, but
they fear too much to contemn or despise
her. Let her back out from all her high
resolves, ceasing to be an object of dread,
she will become to them an object of
scorn.-We do most sincerely hope that
she will this day confide her interests and
her honor in the hands of men ; who, wvhile
they maintain in all safety the former,
will preserve unsullied the latter.-Sa
vannah Georgian, of the 10th inst.
As invention Is announced by which
hides may be tanned in ten minutes. We
once knew a school-master who could do
it in five.
Win' South Carolina Act.
This question is one difficult to be '*a1
swered, after all that has'been said, writ
ten, and done. If South Carolina is not
absolutely pledged by her Legislainre; o
the voice of her people.jp olemn aree,.|
or in so many words--there is an implied
pledge on our part--from what has here
tofore been said and done in every part.
of the State, that final action was held in
view, at some day or other, italeastaftr
all reasonable efforts had. been madeto
obtain d6-operatioh; else, why ti k
much about our grievances; form-pssgea
tions for the protection of Southerm
Rights. If'it was never eontemplated tb.
make the issue ourselves;--if no o&er
Southern State- would take the van!-to.
our minds, there is but one course to bl
pursued, that course is to exhadst all, the
reasonable time and means, contemplted
in the " watch and wait" policy, .when.
the fact is fully ascertained, that our hopes.
are only ideal, which we fear will prove
real, of obtaining co-operaion, letits cut
loose our moorings, pileonthe- canvass
that our ship of State may take. her chance
upon the tempestuous oceantf tdvenisre..
What else can we do I Speech. making
and Southern Rights movements have
brought us to this point.. Men havebeed
made Secessionists or Fire-.eaters, throidgh
these instrumentalities. We aio unwil
ling to thrust our opinidis upon the'p'b
lie as law and gospel-they are nyerthe
less ours-and have the sanction of;our
best judgment and sober teflection; let
them go for all they are wortL. We re
Secessionists or Fire-eaters, per se., in4.
unhesitatingly of opinion, that the Stkte.
must act alone, if help cinot be ,ob
tained. We prefer the appellation of
Fire-eatcr to Word-eater, under. any and.
every circumstance. We think "resist-4
ance at all hazards, and to the last bx
tremity" better-than the adoption of4he
"grand retrograde movemen -onoable
-Camden Journal. -
THE EYEs.-We copy the follong -
from an excellent article in Arthr' 0,
Gazette. - -
-- o uecc or-'pe
culiar attention, produce those 'aflul
changes,whenever the eyeto
other parts of the c'ibt e .r.Th'
rious habit of reading by a sidell 4hw'
would most strongly depi-ecate, as bjit,.
one eye is exposed to the admission.of a1
greater degree of light than'it should e
ceive, consistently with its sympathy it
Much use of the eyes immediate1f lter
a full meal is injurious; every. feeling of
the system showing that natire requires
rest from all exertion at this time. -
The morning hours are the-most favor
able for exercise of the eyes;. but letAll
extremes . be avoided. On no considera-r
tion should reading in bed be permitted
the recumbent position, at all times a bad g
one when the eyes are in use, is especially
so when the individual is only arousing
himself from a state of perfect repose,.
and the eyes are just recovering fronm'the
weakness experienced on first awaking.
The eye has been denominated by a
distinguished German wvriter,anicbbcosm..
" As man," says he, "is to be considered
a little world (microcosm) in relation to.
the earth, upon which he lives, evenv so,
must the eye be considered a midrocosmr
in regard to the individual man." Hence
the reason why the eye is so sure an in.
dex of the state of health. Notice its
clear, bright appearance when the harmo
ny of health pervades the system; also,
its dull, heavy look, when disease has en
tered the citadel. Whoever, thenprwoufd
gain and preserve the blessing of' sound
permanent vision, must constantly bear i
mind that the eye is a microcosm, -and
neglect nothing that is neeessary to fte.
preservation of general health,-Dr. Rey
GOOD MAN~NES.-lt is a vulgai'notion
that politeness is only required :towards
superiors. But the truth is- that every
man ought to regard his fellow'nan or
friend, as his superior, and treat him ac
cordingly. Such feelings the tda! gen
tleman always has. "Let each psteem
others better than himself," says an Apos
tle. This is the very soul of good man,
Tnrs is a dangerous period of the year
for colds--.people should lbe careful
Mrs. Partington, says "she hasgot a ro
mantic affection in her shoulders, the neu
rology in her head, and the embargo in
the region of her jocular vein; and all
from opening the window to throw a hot.
tle at a couple of beligerent cats on dhe
CHARLEsTON AND MEMPKAIS RaiLRoaD.
The Commissioners' Court of- Lauderdale
county, in this State, has sabecribed.80,000
to the Charleston and Memphis railroad, pro
vided the road be located on the north sie of
the Tennessee river, in that connty. Madison
county has subscribed 81o0,000 uncondition
ally, to the same enterprise. and the people
of Marshall county, Miss., have voteil nearly -
unanimously to -contrbnte the eme amot,