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"We will cli;m to the PiIlars of the Temple of o l erties, sand it It nmust fall, we will Perish auldst the Ruins."
W. F. DURISOE, Proprietor. EDGEFIEU), SNOVEMBER 3, 18
THE LITTLE BOY THAT DIED.
I am all alione inl my elamber now.
Ar the mi*dnigit iur is n-ar,
A udthe fa-rgots crack.ail the el-svk's siull tick,
Are tl:e only siids I heiar
An.-1 "!yr Ily stoul in its slitn.le.
Sweet I11e!intgs of' ?hisls li.lc',
For iiy ha1art :nili iav eyes are full when I think
Of thk. rttle bcov that ilied.
I went -.ie hliit t., mv l'ater's li me
W--lit ime to the lear esnes all,
AI5l I softly 41penel the g:ardlen gate,
And sotlyf the ioo of thlt.mil ;
ly iinttli-r eamte tit tee iiieet her soon,
She ki.seline- amn.I then -he sighish.
A aid her lerl 1ell oi :iiy neck. aIId [alv weipt
For the l:tzle boy that died.
I shiall mins h:n wlien tie flowers etnie
lita t garie wlire lie hiYLael.
I st Ill, :iiss hi ini Imere by tiie fire-sitle,
WVilen the flotwers hi:re all sleyed,
I livdl se h3i.. toys :iad einity ehiaiir,
A il tile ho:1e e usedh too rIle
And they will speak with a s:leit si.-veh,
Of the little boy that died.
I .ll see h's littl- !i-t -r agamn,
With her playmatiesa absut the s]..or
Anil lIl watch the childrei inl their sloortc,
.\s I nevevr slid bel'pre ;
Awl if. inl the group. I see a cliil1,
Ti:t's dimnp!el anil laughin-eyed,
I* lock to see if it may ins.-t be,
The little beey that l:ed.
We sia!) go ism- t., our Fath r'.. lihu v,
To our Fatlir's house in Ih skie,
Where the liope 4,f our sils s.imil have no lt.
Our love no broken ties:
We shall levr ene aiiks of the rrer (if Peace,
AaaIl batle inl its bli!sIi tile:
A nIel e of th.jeys of itr .leaven :4ial b.
TI-: little boy that died.
WHAT IS A FRIEND 1
WuVIT is a frmie. ! A b.:in:g whio,
Throi.h al thle eht:it t limie ili:iy bring,
E'ei tho::i urijtoys iav le but few,
Will still arounIl u toeilly eling.
Wio, in vOuth's brigiht :IIIl lerilliait iernt
A olearer ciarm tit lle.a-re ld,
Whose smile ca -wietea anih Iel crorn
Each gift tait Heaen s kiiily sends.
Wheose approbation onwarilelcers
Our suuls t manltosi i tous i- r
Thircmdr sceii- sof toil. a1 w41 e, ansl tears,
Gileling tle darke.,t haties ,of life.
Who slmare- our jipy. if feel tulie snille-,
And shrinik not shlill shie darkly lower,
But with I halloweel balm he-guiles
Tle antauishi af each trying hour.
A, if we winl a weatlli from fani,
Whese heart willi j.sy anl ,id-ee.will thrill
A nel if a shad, Aw o'er our name
Shoulj come, will shiel and love us still.
AIM when b y eath were calleel away
-Fro all our joys .-til sitrrows hevre,
Will often to otir mm..ory pav
The trilute of a burniw oitar
i t U1 1C0 1 15.
Highly Concentrated Sermon.
My dear dIandies andt betlles, fops and
flirts, Isoafers anid othecr stragglers downa thme
lili! or lire, mny text to daty is that much used
ad abused sayinig:
SDoe~s your~ mnoher know you're outl !"
Poor silly inafatuated grub weormns, I would
say fronm yotar shinaes andt capers thaat she
dlon't k anowe y*ou're out. Youn, younlg laIdy,
with a patrasol like a wilted cabbage leaf oan
a ramrod, anid chmains of ha~ir downt eachi
cheek, like a biottled tailaed spidler dipped in
blacking had been his everlausting elopemeant
over your rouge colored face, leavinag :a
broatd trail after him, atnd oin your baick a
pee'k of braii, and your* mincinhg gauit like
you weae pickinig your way iamiong rottean
egzgs, or wav~s barefooted in a biar patch, and
vumur arma linaked to a braiialess daindy, (but I
-will come at himt ais soon as I :tam done witha
you) e'iggteling :alonie the street; ,ad for
what ? tobthuat up indigenit virtue or sufferiang
innocence, to pour bahna on the wounded
spirit of poverty, or oanly to siiear your own
giddy heart with the corrodiung grease of
vanity, to hear fools whaispesr as you patss,
owhat a fair girl !" Reamenmber rain onle.
beaumty is but skint deep. and the stormas of
matrimnony and the bleak winds of athliction,
rubs it all out anid leaves the counteancte as
unbecotming as a weeathier-beaten barnt door,
unless you put otn a coat of the cverlasting
paint of metekttess, worth and love undler the
varntish of beauty. If you can laugh like
luam who wians, aand knaow thaatyou are loved
and lovely, and that you are still beautiful,
now that the gloss wehiich hid your goodnaess
beneath its dazzling glare is gone, you shed
a happy influence oat all near you, make us
poor tmortals feel like a man alanost frozen
to death feels when he sets downi to a cheer
ful fire at his own home. lie hears the
storm but heeds it not, lie is happy onice
more. But have you dhone this !I amt a fraid
you are butt a butterfly, bornt a womiant to
die an inseet.
Alh! I don't half like that laugh, it was
forced ; you pretendi to be pleasedl with thuat
fool's wit, whent yott ktaew it was stolen!
Oh why such deceit, giddy fluttering worm
of the cabbagec patch, y~ou are sold, sotul andl~
body, for a little etmpty, winidy, useless adat
laution ; yes, soldl to that old snake thuat fool
edl your matmmy in Adatm's truck pateh
ared oh! seissors how lie wvill strip that finery
and raise a dust for a tmile arounad, with that
peck of bran. Say, flowver-stnekinag butter
fly, dloes your imothtet know yotn are ott
If she does shte is ntot faithafid to her trust,
ad.oitghit not to be trusted aigain any more
thtan the tian who stole atcorras froim the
h-imid eow - on home gonazet, nml try to
f prepare yoUrself to be a woman, and then
whei you are abroad, anybody will know
that your mothor knows you're out.
Now you that was cUt out for a man, but
so villainouily spoiled in making up, I'll it
tend to vour case.
For what end did you burst upon the
world's door :iad rush in unealled, like a
m1an1 chased lv a mad bull, what good (o
YoU eNpect to bestow upon your fellow man ;
soie usetul invention, some heroic act, some
great discovery, or even one solitary remark ?
No: those who look for anythinug good or
useful from you will be just as badly fooled
as the nit, who caught the skunk, thinkinig
it was a kitten ; or the woman when she
made greens out of gunpowder tea.
You know where the neatest, tightest
pantts Cn be bongrht on " tick," but you
dun't know where the next useful lecture is
to be delivered; yon know the fashionable
color of a vest, but y'ou niever studied the
gorgeous hues of a rainbow, uless it was to
wish for a piece to make a cravat of; you
know how a fool feels in full dress, but you
don't knaow how a man feels who cats the
bread honestly earned by the sweat of his
brow; you know how a monikey looks, for
you see one every day twenty times, in your
landlady's looking-glass, b you (ol't know
how a man freels after doing a good action;
you don't go where that sight is to lie seehl.
OhI, you wasp-wai-Atd, ent-fish Mouthed,
iabhoon shouldered, calliper legged, goose
eyed, sheep-faced, hewhiskered drone in the
worlds hee-hlive ! what are you good for f
Nothing but to eat your tailor, ieatly lisp
ly note a line from some milk and water
poet's sentimeitality, eat oysters very grave
ly, smuoke eigars lazily, make silly girls net
the fool most salmiuefully. I say, (locs your
mother know you're out, poor useless toad ?
I am afraid that you have no mother nor
You are of no more use in thuis world thian
a time-iece in a beaver-dami, or a hair.
matress in a hogpen. You fill no larger
slnce in tie world's eye thni the toe-iail of
a musquito would ill a market house, or a
sttail dog inl all out of door: vou are as
little thought of as the flellow whi> knocked
his graiad-mother's hist - tooth down her
throat, and as for your brains, tell thousand
such Could be lreserved in a drop of brandy
aid have as mch sea-room as a tadpole iii
Lake Superior ! and as for your ideas, you
have but One, and that is stamped on your
leaden skulls in letters an inch deep, "that
tilors and temales were made to lie gulled
lby you, md that all iimay envy your appear
lice. J'oor useless tobacco worm you are
rot t ItI eltiie ; go, start, buy a toddy
on tick from sonme good itatured landlord,
aMid eat lunch intil you are as tight as a
drmi, sneak to bed and think of nothing un
til vou full asleep, to dream of apes, pants, I
straps and tailor's bills, ntot to awake until
the dinier bell calls you to eat agaitn. I
II ow many harmless, shallow mortals of
another order go skulking about on the sur
rice of the woldd's great waters without an
aim, imad without a motive, guided by chance, I
whim or impulse, like a mellow-biig in a bigi
eddy under a shady willow, until they ::re
swallowed Up by the greedy bass of death,
aid the first thing they know, they kitow
n~othiing? When I see one of these i al- I
ways thinmk, poor bug, your mother don't
know you're out.
IlIov many silly ones iieglect their busi-.
ness id get after some foolish pleasure and
e ba~se it like a bony a fter a but terfly, ut il they
wvear out their cotnstituttion, beating the
ground in the vain hope of' catching the
phiantomi, and fially tall into some hiddeit
pit, covered wit h tlowers, to rise no muore(!
I then thinik, pour fool, youtr mother doii't
knowv you are out-and you won't be out
When I see a young man step into the
skilf of dtssipatioin and statrt downa the stream
of~ pleasuire, using the oars of impi1ruidenice,
while folly holds theo helm, passing the
shores of propriety faster thanut a streak of
Iightnting could patss a sick crow, and is at
last drawnt over the hlls of~ total destrume
tioin, and (lashed iinto as many atoms ats a
dop1 of water from a four story roof, I then
anofe Iyslf for I can't ask of him, did his
mohrknow lie was out ? Whuen I seea
boy leaving the pison' dootr after a long~ aitd
dreary coinfinenment, with a pale face and
withered hanmds, his step~ weak atid tottetring,
and skulking along, dodgitig all he meiets
like a guilty thiing, shutting his eyes from the
usuil glare of daylight, cut off' from the
society of his fellow beings for some trivial
otlfece coniuuitted in the thoughtlessness of
eriig boyhood, wheti if' mild treatment had
beens resorted to anid the ci ime butried in si
lence, and iinducemetnt held out to himit to
think well of himself, peirhaps that boy
might have been sav'ed from treaudinig the
slippery road of villainy. I say, wvhen I see
this, I 'think of thte grey haired mother at
home, the scalding tears of misery chasinug
eachi other ofl' her high cheek bones, anid her
bony hands shiakinug wIt agule and sorrowv
for her only hope, her son, while her boiled
eyes rests on nothing; I say to myself, poor
sufflering woman, you dotn't knowu he is out!
yes, lie is out of jail, out of money, out of
friends, out of credit, and out upon the
world a scoundrel for the rest of his days all
for thme commission and punishment of a
boyish crinme. So the wuorld goes, and so it
will contintie to go until it runs down't, and I
begin to think that but fewv of our mothers
knowv we are out. We wuill he dismiissed.
" nrare you writinig there, my boy ?"
asked a fonud pareint, the other day, of' his
hopeful sons anid heir', a shaver about tent
Iyears or over.
" My composition thuir."
"Whint is the subject ?"
"The higher law, thir," replied the youth.
fuil l'arkerite. " Blut, really, I shall hbe un
abhle to concentrate my ideas, and giv'e thtem
a logieal relaution, if I am to lie cotnstanttly
iutei rupted in this mainer by irrevalett
inirie~s !" -
S ~ t K sa vs if a fl'ller. can' 1)he let
shmake handls with a gill unless lhe has a glove
on, why aiin't lie mai~de to cover his lips, and
is.- thiroumb hiskiuhlAini ino ?
Every one hseadthis jpitrse, but few,
we fancy, know its origin. One of our
exchangfmes gives an account of it, which is
good enough to be true. It runs asfollows:
About nine years ago, a fine looking old
gentleman from western Virginia entered a
store in Nashville, Tenn. Said store was
owned by a bluff hoinest old trader, who
knew a great deal more about tihe quality of
tie liquor sold at the back end of tie
counter than lie di(1 about time fineness of
time fabrics at the other, nevertheles<, be.
tween the two extrenmeties of that shelf,
contrivinig to make both ends very comfor
tably umeet tihe necessity of tihe case. Tie
old Virginian cast his eyes around the
shelves and finally remarked
Well neighbor, I see you have got
"A slighimt spriiklt," wvas tIhe answer ; and
then otillowed the query, " Whar ye from ?"
Old Virginin," was the respomnse.
"Rgtsmlart old State, replied thle
Teniessecan, " but gettimng rather too old
to keep her hair on."
"1 What to you imean ?" inquired the old
" Vell, just what I say, uncle; canl't keep
ier hair oni-for insta;ce, now, I shmld
think volt have beenm a right he:lthy child
of the Old Domininil1, but she has "shed"
you at last, and like Samion of old, that's
tihe way she is losing all time best imair ofT
her venerable iem."
The old Virgiiiamn looked around the
store rather bothered with the liberty this
Temiessecan was taking with his mother
State, and finally remarked
I eamme here to talk about hats, stranger,
anid not her."
" Well, well, numcle, don't git wi-athy now.
I was oliy venturing a political op1in1ion
about populatiomi in general, aid oi timt
head we won't quarrel: but before we look
at tie imts, a1s they are intinmtely coinmect.
ed with leads, s'piose we take a mite of
The proposition was agreed to, time liquor
was immbibed, and nlext followed time hats.
The merchant tossed down four or five
wool hats of various sizes, and invited tihe
old gemitleman to select one which would
fit him. lie looked at them, examined the
bizes, said they would do, and requested time
store-keeper to hand him down a few
"Tlat's all time sizes I've got," said lie,
but heres a few more if you think you'd
like 'emii better, so saying lie tossed lown
iriniai, turnimmg them around, mnd time stut
Did store-keeper, blowing vWith exertioik,
descemded from his perch where he was
standing from shelf to counter.
As soon its he reached time floor, time old
Virginian remarked that lie had not got
" O, you want 'em for your niggers ?"
says the store-keeper. " \\ ell, why didi't
vol sav so when I was up ?" anid aain lie
roceelled to perch himsell upil like a mer
canitile Colo~ssmis. Whenm lie hadl blowed
himself into his former position, time old
m quiietly remarked.
" Why stranger, I warn't talking any
thing albout niggers." Tle flact is the old
man was rather enjoying time extra labor lie
had put tie Teimesseean to.
" Well, what do you wait with so nianmy
"I wanit thema for may sonis," said time old
Thie storc-keeper begamn to count thiem oni
time comuter. " 1ii.:ht," saitd lie, " pretty
gootd pile already, I'll swear, limt here goes,"
and( addetd onme anmd then anmotheur, amid vet a
fourth, amnd lie piked off a fifth, amid linaly
seeing time old manr inunoveabie earmnestly
counitinig thme hats, lie tossed tdown three
more, amid was about to tdescendu himmselIf.
wh'ien time old mam tumid im to hold oni and
throw down a few miore.
0 , conme unle~," saitd lie, " you are
jonkimng;" but to please hmiim lie threw downm
"That's just one too maony," said time oit1
maon with umuchm grai ity.
" What!I-vou domi't meani to say you
have ineiteen soins ?
SYes I tde mani to say so," was time old
mi m's answer.
"X And whmar in time name cr time State of
Tienniessee are they ?"
" Welh, thiey are ini Temn'nessee, right here
ini this city-up at tihe hotel," said time old
" Stranger," said time store-keeper, his
incredulity miakimng imn spumttem amid stutter
as lie said, " if you kein show me nineteeni
boys of your raisin' thar's time bats."
I" Hoid on, thmem," said time old nman, and
off lie startetd, imn about teni iminutes downm
thme street lie caime, leatding a line of inime
teen boys, marchinig single file each bearinig
a gu, amid followved by their venerable
mother. They entered time nmerchant's store
andt ranged alonig time coumnter. Thie store
keeper ran his eyes along time line wvithm as
"Amid you say that these boys are all
yours !" lie imnquired.
"Ask their mother, she says they are,"
replied time old muan.
"Do you say so, madam ?" lie inquired.
"Yes, I tie amid I ought to knmow," was
"Well, you might, I'll swear," said time
store-keeper. " OldI friend," lie added, " I
ain't got a word to say -Just takeo Theam
11als, And Mine Too."
"IHAL.1., lien." " Ilallo back again!
wh'lat ye wvant?"
i-low's yer folks this rmorninmg ?" " I'm
pretty well-mothers smuart as usual-Jim
antd Tomi's kickin'-andt father died last
nigt." " Your father died ?" " Yes lie
kicketd time buckct about 12 o'clock, and
I've got his watch !"
Tumr.ts is am editor-a confirmed old
bach-who dleclines necepting wedding cakte
whein lie publishes a marriiage. lie says it
looks like counitenaninug iimtmimuony, I fin
dcmil ie iin lmur-k
It was night. rusalem slept as quietly
amid her ill as bild upon the breast of
its mother. T oiseless sentinel stood
like a statne s post, and the philoso
pher's light bu .dinly in the recesses of
But a darker n it was abroad upon the
earth. A mora rkness involved the na.
tions in its uniig ned shadows. Reason
shed a fai t gl ring over the minds of
nien, like the co aid inetficient shining of
a distant star. immiortality of1 man's
spiiritual nature wis unknown, his relations
to Heaven undisco ered, and his future des
tiny obscured in cloud or mystery.
It was at thi .eriod that two forms of
etherial mould g[ ered above the land of
God's chosen pa . They seemed sister
angels sent to ea 'upon some emnbassY of
love. The one as of majestic stature,
and in the welll, rined limbs which her
snowy drapery ly .COCCeld, in her
erect bearing, all endy eye, were exhibit.
ed the highest d .eo of strength and con
tidence. I1er ri arni was extended in
an expiressive ge upwards, where night
appeared to have- 16ed her darkest pavil
lion, while on hei ift, reclined her delicate
companion, in and countenance the
contrast of the of for she was drooping
like the flower -i unmoistened by re
fresiing ldews, an er bright but troubled
eye scanned the with ardent but varying
glances. Suddel a. light like the sun
flashed out fromie-4 -Heavens, and Faith
anid flope biailed 'ith exulting songs the
ascening Star of Ibtlehen.
Years rolled a y and a stranger was
s. a in Jerusalem!"J He was a meek, and
n..assuming man,. hose happiness seenIed
to consist in acts' f benevolence to the
inman race. * The Fvere deep traces of
sorrow on his coa 'iance, though no one
knew why he gri A for lie lived in the
practice of every e and was loved by
all the wise and g By and by .it was
rumored that the ivger worked miracles,
that the blind saw e dunh.spake, and the
dead leaned to life' isouch; that when
lie comntanded, 'ocean moderated its
ebafing tide, and , very thunders arten.
lated, lie is the so~ ;-God. Envy assail
ed ~ ~ ' of. 'ih h sorcery, :and the
ed flimn with thle 'e
voice of impiousj s condemned him to
death. Slowly thickly guarded, lie
ascended the l ill A heavy
cross bent him t e earh. But Fat
leaned upon his a A 1o dipping her
pilionls in his blood untehs to the skies.
ery thunder irn
Gd Envy assai,.
Ailvcrie yjour Busitwtss. Do nzot liil
!1oar light unader a Lild. Whlatever y'ouir
Occupiationi or cni'r' srmay be, it' it need
et - lvertise it thor
s:1pliortHop dippin herpul ,c'
pingily aid eficiently, in some shipe or
otlier, that will arrestV public attentioni. I
freely confess that what success I ha;e hid
inl Iif'e may fairly bie atti-ibuted more to tie!
Iuhilic press5 thiaut to nearly aill other causes
coimbined. There may possibly be oc
Idtetis t ynst do iot reqhire adve'tisig, but
y cannot aell conceive what they are. Men
in butsiness will sometimes tell fou that
the have thied advertising, and that it did
nt 11:1. This is only wh-en advertii1tg Is!
(one aringly and grudgingly. Hoie i
pati doses of advertising ,ill not Piy
Ii annot sllcie whata thriey ofe pye
inmakinges wisoetimes t el youtht
thyhv tidinidtertiig and thtiei
dillne sarn and permannt. oe-a
ptheycanot ofadver ton aderise nothpey
-make-gthe catient asick, not tofecting
tise'. In this country where every body
reads the newtspapers, the matinimst hav~e a
thick skull whlo (lees not see that those are
the cheapest and best mediumas through
which lie can speak to the puhblic, where lie
is to find his customers. Put on the ap
peatrance of business, and 'generally the
reality w'ill followv. The farmer plants his
seed, and while he is sleeping his corn and
potatoes are growing. ' So with advertising.
While you tare sleeping or eating, or coin
versing with one set 'of custoinors, your
advertisement is being read by hunidreds
and thousands -of persons who niever saw
you, nor hieardl of y-our businuess, anid nev'er
would, had it not been for your advertise
tmeiit appearing in the new~spapers.
No-r' BAn.-T1he lawvyer editor of a coun
Ptry Whtig paper, who arrote a very " blind"
ha~nd, was frequeiitly annoy'ed by the com.
positot's' itnquiries concerning words which
they could not deciphier. One day a comt
positor, wthio was as little acquainted with
the disposition of the editor as lie was with
his hiandwriting, entered the sanctum, and
holding the copy before his eyes, iniquir'ed
what a certain crooked mark stood for.
'Te editor just at that time did not wish to
be ititerrupted, and exclaimed:
"Go to the dhevil."
The compositor -retired, not to his Sa
tanic majesty, but to the printing office
and w~hen the editor read the proofs, lie had
the pleasure of seeinig a line in his leading
" He (Mr. Webster) will, in all proba
bility, go to the devil."
'The copy wvas looked for, and the crook
ed mark was rendered-"hbe nominated."
DA~xcER OF SiLEkPING IN CHURCH.
The Cincinnati Commercial is responsible
for the folloni lug rather tough story : " Last
Sunday, in one of our churches, an old
gentleman, a worthy member of the Chris
tian persuasiotn, fell asleep and began
dreaming he was on a hunting excursion.
All of a sudden and to the astonishment of
every bed3', he hallowed out " Fetch him'i,
Dash; a glorious shot-three wonodcocks
with one barrel-hurrah for me ;" and he
rose up from his seat' and cheered lustily.
Ho wvoke himself up his hiallowing, and
immediately seized his liat and walked out
-blushing like a red-pepper."
"Osa of thme rarities of life," says Elizta
Cook, " is a wvomn thoroughly satisfied
Iwith her dmwhlter-itn-law."
A GOOD ANSWER.
The noted " wise man" has laid down
two rules for answering impertinent and
foolish questions, he says:
Answer not a fool according to his
folly, lest thou be like him."
Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest ie be wise in his own conceit."
It is not always easy to determine which
of these apparently contradictory rules
should be followed, when some self-conceit.
ed upstart undertakes to astonish you with
a question which he supposes will evince a
remarkable shrewdness on his part. But
Greeley of the New York Tribune, has, for
once, hit the nail on tie head, in replying to
a correspondent signing himself " A Stu.
dent," and wishing to know the editor's
opinion of secret societies. His answer is:
" A Student should bear in mind that
about tie most cowardly and indefensible
secret society we know is tit compose(d of'
one member who writes a letter and with.
holds his name."
We think that "a studentt" might by this
time return to his studies, satisfied that
Greely could " see as far into a millstone as
those that pick it."
Men will make themselves ridiculous, but
none show themselves greater asses than
those who are continually harping ott what
they call " secret societies." The societies
to which they refer, so far from being
secret, "are known and read of all men,"
and the members who compose them are
not ashamed of their connection. Their
principles and doings are before the world,
and what are called secrets in their case,
are just what are found in every well-regu.
lated family, sld in all tie busitness trantsac
tions of life. This sickly whining about
" secret societies" is egnal to an emetic, aiy
time, and makes the meddler appear about
as dignified, in the eves of disceringq, per
sois, as lie would if lie were under the in.
fluemnce of a good dose of ipccacmina. But
it is diffictlt for some anitmals to conceal
their ears.-Olive liranch.
" AnIt Cu.I oK 0X D.%c,;."-" I long
resisted all solicitations to this employment,
but at last allowing myself to lie overcome,
I grew passionately fond of it, and now, I
lost tle spirit of subordinationt, did not love
to work, imbibed a spirit of idleness, and
in short,. drank in all the brain-sickening
effluvia of pleasure.
Dancing and company took tire place of
reading and study, aud the authority of my
piarents was feared, but not respected, and
rew serinns4 .mrein an.;---__
Yet,-I entered no disreputable assembly,
rnd in no case kept bad company. Never
tieless, the dancitng was to tie a perverting
influence, an unmixed moral evil. I con
sider it a branch of that worldly educatiotn,
which leads from Heaven to Earth-from
thinigs spiritual to things sensual and from
;od, to Satan. Let them plead for it who
will. I know it to be ati evil, and only evil.
No man in his sense, will dance," said
Cicero, a heathen. Shaite then on those
Christians, who advocate a course, by
which many sons have become profligate,
anid matny daughters have been ruiied."
PLE ASISUus.-What is pleasure -Cheer
ul lours-peaceful entertainients-hope
I1ul blessing,. [i every land in every age,
and amio:g every people hours have been
reserved from daily avocations, and devote d
to pleasure. Iy doing this, solemn and
mourtnful feelings are banished anid the
gloomy tides of life, which impetniously
swell arnd lash tihe sunny eliff's of' ouir exist
ence, are ever impeded arid subdued. It is
thten that the minrd is ligihtented and relieved
fronm all tihe stupendous anid harrassinig
cares that gather thickly around the path.
way of' man, anid is restored to its full
bloom and iigor. T1hen it is that the clay
ey tabernacle of miortals, crushed down
aid wvorn out by fatigue and suff'erinig
sprinrgs forth and imbibes deep) draughts
from the f'ounttaitns of pleasutre. Marty arid
various are the prlea-ures wh'lichu this wor'ld
lavisheos upon miati.
E~n'r.ovnia .ixu ExtrLovn.--he Syra
cuse Star well says that no miani works wiil
lingoly or zealously who feels that hre is iiot
literally compenrsated for Ihis service. Ott
tire corntrary, his labor is miore a matter ol
necessity than pleasureC, and is perf'or'mied
gr'udgirngly arnd withn indiff'erence. Emiploy-~
ers scarcely ever consider the wants of airy
famiily besides their owni, thinking, we suip
pose, that they can live upon air; at least
they award it to them, andi having forced a
mnair inito tihe acceptance of' a salary inusufli
cienit to aff'ord riot ontly necessities, burt tire
comforts of lif'e, assume a " holy hiorr'or" at
his speculations. Th'le bond of' attachments
betw~een the employed arid emiployer is of'
entirely too slight a tenrure, it exists but f'romt
year to year, and is purely rmercenary. Very
f'ew clerks even after they hiave estabrlished
their usef'ulniess, are requtitted by a salary
equivalent to their nrecessities, arid we have
known many~ cases whtere the dlemiand for
an additional hundred dlollars to a salary has
had the eff'ect to deprive the merchant of the
services of' a valuable clerk ; because thre
place might be filled for a less sum, even
though less eflicienitly. He thtoughut he saved
by the operation, but lie did not. What lie
gained imi wIages lie lost ini shop lifting.
A Limuomsli Joxn.-Onre of the coolest
jokes of the season has been perpetrated by
the liquor-dealers of Newv Yor'k, ini relating
thre pr'ice of wines and brandies on account
of tire shrort vintage of Europe.
Those fellows are a jolly set, to lbe sure,
or they never wuould have been guilty of
such d~own'righrt wvagger'y in this hot weather.
Those jolly old coves know a little better
than airy one else that thre vineyards of
Fi'antce and Germainy have about as much
to (10 with tire potabnles sold in this counitry,
as sarsapairilla root has to do with the " lpu
rifyirng" fluids that are vernded under its
namre. A short crop ohf grapes would have
as little influence upon the piroductioni of
wines arid br'andies ini the United States, as
a short crop of' terrapin woumld upon tire
Imrnmrrfnctue of mock turtle sonnp
DEATH OF DANIEL WEBSTEE.
The last of thre illustrious trio of intel
lectual giants is no more. South Carolint
has mourned her beloved Calhoun-Ken
tucky has mourned her venerated Clay
Massachusetts now mourns her gloriou
Webster-and our nation mourns them all
-:ill in little more than two years, succes.
sively borne to their honored graves. They
were contemporaries in public service, and
compeers in intellectual eminence and lofty
endowments as orators, statesmen and pa.
triots. Beyond all comparison they were
the three greatest men of the republic, since
the days of the revolution-and long will it
be ere our national firmament will be again
illuminated by such a constellation of intel
lectual glory-and long will the nation la.
Ient the irreparable loss of their wise
counsels and patriot services. They came
into public lilfe almost simultaneously, and
their glorious sunsets have been separated
by but short intervals. Alike have they
spent their entire maturity in the service of
th:!ir country, and alike have they all died
iN harness and at the post of duty. Alike
did they deser ve, and alike were they denied
the highest honor of the republic-and
alike did they tower in colossal grandeur
above all the men of their times. While
tfe popular vote conferred fano on others,
t'ev conferred faime on their country, and
their memory n ill live and be reverenced,
while liberty is worshipped, and public
worth is cherished inl this land of the free.
The illustrious subject of this obituary
notice was born in Salisbury, at the head of
the Merrinask River, in the State of New
Hampshire, on the 18th of January, 1782.
llis ftther was a ftarner, but had been an
officer in the War of the Revolution, and
was for many years a Judge of the Court
of Common pleas. Mr. Webster owed his
early education to the free school system of
New England, and. graduated with high
Academic honors, at Dartmouth College in
1801. lie commenced the study of the
law in his native town under Mr. Thomp.
Son], afterwards a meniber of Congress, and
completed it in Boston under Governor
Gore of Massachusetts-and was admitted
t the liar in Boston, in 1805. At Bos.
cawen, a village near the place of his
nativity, lie began the practice of his pro
fossion, but lie o m removed to a wider
fi.-ld in Portsmouth, where lie soon stood in
the front rank of his profession. His en
trance on public life was in 1812 when at
the age of thirty, lie was elected to -repre.
sent his native State in the popular branchi
1816, hre removed to Boston and made it
the theatre of his professional labors and
Iaie. From 1823 to 1827, lie was a mem
ber of Congress from the city of Boston,
and distinguished himself alike in parlia
mentary debate and by his forensic triumphs
in the Supreme Court of the United States.
In 1827, he was elected to the United
States Senate from the State of Massachu.
setts, and continuously served in that body,
with a single interval, until his call to the
Department of State by President Fillmore.
fi 1841, lie accepted the Department of
tat- under President Harrison, and coin
tinited in that post, under President Tyler,
until ie had negotiated the Ashburton
Treatv. In 1845 lie returned to the Senate,
an1rd left it again in 1850, to resume the
office of Secretary of State, under Mr.
Fillnore, which office ie continued to hold
until the day of his death. The State of
Massachusetts gave him her electoral vote
for tire Presidency in 1830, aind at tire time
of his death,,lie was the nominee for tire
Presidency, by a p~ortionr of the Whlig party
of Georgiar. He (lied at Marshtield, his
residentce in Massachiu~etts, of iniflammation
of tire bowels, Sunday morning at two
innutes before three o'clock, ini tire 71st
year of his ago. His speeches, parliamen
tarv, forenrsic and pop~ular, constitute a~
legacy t' hris counrtry of inestimable value.
Trns 'Thnuxr ox Wz.nsER.-ilorace
Gieeley, of tihe Newv York Tribunre, not
doubling that ere ihis papier of Saturday
reacebed a majority of its readers, Mvlr.
Webster would be no lonager anron gthre
living, publishes ini that issue an obituary
notice, upwards of two columns in length,
trio wvho for forty y-ears have filled so larrge
a space in tire eye and ini tire heart of thre
nation--have all departed. It seemrs but
yesterday thrat we saw them sitting together
ini tire Serrate, vigorous iin mindi arid appa.
rently firm ins health-anrd no~w they have
pa- sed from among us forever. When
shall onr country look upon their like
Hfox. Tr. HBrI.E R K IN.-lt was rumored
that tis gentlemanr had beens removed from
tire Collectorship of Sarn Francisco. Tire
Plhndelp~hia Sunr says:
" He has nrot been removed, but ire ten
dered his resignration, wich wvas accepitedh.
Th'ie vacancy thus made has been filled by
the approinrtmrenrt of Beverly C. Sanders as
iis Euceessor. Th'le reasonrs whlich led to
this action on tire part of Mr. King were,
that a difference of opinion hrad arisen be.
tweern him and1 tire government relative to
the amount of duties whlich ought legally
to Ibe imposed onr imported goods arriving"
at San Francisco, arrd that ihis decisions as
collector of tire port, had given offence to
thre Frenrchr and British importers, but par
ticularly tire former, arid did riot mieet the
approbation of our own governrment. Or
this issue, therefore, Mr. King conceived that
tihe most honorable course for him to pursue,
wvas to resign his office, wich Ihe according
SMrrn O'lluimr:.-lt is feaired that thh
noble Irish patriot and miartyr, is not des,
tinied long for tis life, lie is slowly pass
ing away, oppressed by ill-health arid mehan
chroly. We trust Iris epitaph may beo written
with Emmett's, by a free country, and ii
tire blood( of that countr-y's oppressors
Th'lere is a heavy day of r-etriburtiorr hanngii
over Ernghland for thre arngs of poor lre
FUG'ITIV5s ARRESTED AND REscUED.
A telegraphic despatch from Pittsburg gives
the following account of the escape of a
number of fugitive slaves: -
"We learn from Sandusky, Ohio, tht
great excitement was occasioned in that city
yesterday, by the arrest and subsequent
rescue of some fugitive slaves. It appears
that during the morning a number of fugia
tives from Kentucky arrived in that city;
en route for Canada. Immediately on their
arrival they were escorted by their friends to
the steamer Arrow; but just as the boat 'was
about to leave the fugitives were arrested by
some slave catchers, who attempted to take
them ashore, in which they were defeated
by the combined efflorts of a number of
persons or both colors, after a sharp strug
gle. The slave catchers then left the boat,
and the fugitives are now on their way to
Canada. The Kentuckians are much cha.
grined, but console themselves with tho
reflection that the citizens are responsible."
Fiir.--We learn from the New York
Express that Mr. P. T. Barnum's celebrated
mansion took fire on Tuesrlay afternoon
last, during the wedding ceremony of Ir.
B's eldest daughter, and for a time threaten
ed to make the superb building a mass of
ruins. As it was, the fire destroyed the -roof,
&c., to the extent of about a thousand dol
lars. The Fire Annihilator and the new
water-works put up by Mr. B., alone saved
the valuable property from total destruction.
There were over 1000 guests present at the
time, and the confusion may be imagined.
TuE: Baltimore County Jacksonian, gives.
the following account of the deplorable state
of the potato crops in that section of coun
THE POTATO RoT.-It is now clearly as
certained that the potato crop in this county
is a total failure. We can hardly hear of an
exception. Many farmers in this vicinity
will not attempt to take them from the
ground. The best crop in this section, we
have heard, is upon a place owned by Mr.
John If. Ing, where they were planted on a
high piece of ground, and heavily manured
with guano. Ii this instance they appear. ti..
have escaped the rot in a great measure;
OKRA I EMP.-A specimen of hemp.Made
from the stalk of.the well-known pkraplant.
hps been sent to us. These stalks row fron
twelve-to-thirteen.feet high, and wilt e
four thousand -n-. a.
Povdras street, opposite Freret's '6tteai
press. It is said that-this okra-e nemp will
last longer in water than the common article.
The specimen sent us is white and glossy
with long fine threads.-N. 0. Picaypue.
A MA3uxoTn H-on.-There is now on ex
hibition at Calasis, Maine, a hog raised by
Mr. Nathaniel Lamb, of Milltown, which
stands seven feet six inches high, and girts
six feet eight inches, and weighs twelve hun.
dred pounds. It is one year and six months
Tu: corn crop in this district is turning out
even better than was anticipated, and we hear
of large lots offering for sale. It is now selling
in this place at fifty cents per bushel. We
trust this cheapness and abundance of corn,
will enable those of us who have to buy pork
to get it this Fall on good terms.-Abbeville
" r are happy to learn," says the Baltimore
American of Wednesday, "that the efforts
which are now making to build, by subscription,
a new and powerful sea steamer, to ply be
tween thils port and Charleston, in connection
with thme steamer Palmetto, have been very
successful. A portion of the capital necessary
for the undertakinug has been promptly sub.
scribed, and it is hoped the preliminary arrange
ments will at onuce be made to seure thme conm
pletion of thme vessel early in the coming Sprinug."
NE" PUnric BUII.DING AT NEW YORK.--A
large building, capamble of holding 10.000 per
sons, is soon to be built in thme vicinity of
Madison square, Newv York. The interior of
the new edifice wvill be laid out in thme form of
an anmphitheafre, and arranged so as to be
brought into service for equestrian or other
How grand and impressive is the stillness
of midnight, wheni " millions of suns"
shower beauty on the sleeping earth ini si
lence. In such an hour, the wvaking mind
must commune with itself,. with nature and
withi heaven. Lonig pent up thoughts rush
out-fresh comminglings, with the past, the
present and the future, occupy their place.
A Divinity is seen, felt and acknowlhedged,
above, withuin and around us, and the quies
cent pulse of nature seems emblematic of
an eternal rest beyond the tomb.
These consummate wags must have
laughed, inwardly, clear doivn to their heel
taps, as they informed their customers with
apparent gravity that the short grape harvest
wvould oblige them to raise their prices.
MIsvoRTUNrs are moral bitters, which
frequently restore the healthy tone of the
mind, after it has been eloyed and sickened
by the sweets or" prosperity.
THIERE are two kinds of immortality ; that
which the soul really enjoys after this life,
and that imaginary existence, by which men
live in their fame atnd reputation. -
A BONAPARTE IN LecK.--Prince Lucietn
Bonaparte, it is stated in the English papers,
has just had the good fortune to break the
batnk at, the noted German gaming place,
Hombuerg. lic wvon 480,000 francs, or
Su.N>,000-rather a weak batik.
A SrANIsH proverb says, that the Jews
rnin themselves at their passovers, the Moors
-at their marriages, and the .Christiads'at
their hIn uits.