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" A Father's Advice to his Daughter,
waTrr- N siorrTL ArfRtt ItE u )[. XAKUti::
From the pen of Bishop Mt lison, of Vir.
ginia, to his daughtcr residing in Rich
My DEAR: You have just entered itto
that state which is replete with happiness or
misery. The issue depends upon that prt.
d..at Itmiable, uniform conduct, which wis.
d,11t and virtue so strongly recommtend, on
the one hand, or on that imprudence, which
a want of reflection, or Iasion, nay prtompt,
on the other.
You are allied to a man of honor, of tal
ents, and of an opetn geinerouus disposition.
You have, therefrt, in your power, all the
essenttil-ingredients of domestic happiness;
it -coniot be married, if you releet nyan tt hat
It sten of conduct which you ought in ia
Mty to pursue-if yon now see clearly the
path.froim which youl ti resolva never to
deviate. ,Our conduct is oftn .the result of
*vhinior caprice, often such as will give
4Is many a paimg, unitless we se before hantd. t
-whatj ialways the Bqst Iset eu.lhy aitid
the- nmi-isenttni !'io t,iiiess.
The first nmaim ttthich you shonil im
press deeply upon your mitd, is, never to e
attenpt to control your husband by ol'ppo- j i
sitioni, liv displeaisure, oir anyv othe-r mark ofr
anger. A man of set-se, of prudecttte, of
warmt feelings, canniott, tad will not heatr ant
olppoition of any kind, which is attended
with alt angry look or expression. The ett.
rent of his tirectints i4 suddelv stuotppedtl ;
his attachnwnttt is weakenei; ie li-gins to
feel a mortification thme must pungent ; he is
belittled even in his own eves; :and, he as
sured, the wife who once excites tho-e- rei nti
nmnts in the breas't of a htusbantid, n ill nteve-r
regain the high ground whieb she umiglht :n1d
oughit to htnve remained. WA hetn he im:rries
her, if he he : good man, he expects frotm
her smiles, not frowins; he expects to find in t
her one who is not to control him- not to
take fromt himt the freedomti of actig ais his
own judgmtentt sh~dl direct ; butt one whot will
place such contfidencee itt him ato beliehve
that his prutdence is his besat gtude . Little
things; what int reality arme hwre trifles in
themtselves, often prodnmee hiekertitngs, and
even quarrels. Never ptermtit themt to he a
subject of dispute ; yieldl tetm with pleausure,
with a smile oif affection. Be~. ased~~ tht
otne difference outweights 1thmtall a thou
satnd, oir tent thousanid times. A diifferentce
with your husbnmd ogzhut to he contsideLred
as the greaitest calatmity-:ts otte that is to
be most studiously gti:trdled agaiinst ;it is ai
demon, which mtustt ntever ho priemtitted to
enter at hablitationt wheret all shaould be pteace,
utnimpatired confidence andui hteartfelt alle
tioni. Besides, what cani a w.omantt gatin by
her opptosiiiont or httr diOl.erece- ? Noithing.i
But she iloses every~hing, she io-e" itwr hits
hatnd's respe'ct for he-r virtue, slhe t'sest his
jove, antd wiih thatt, a prospe~ct ofi f'utre hap
-piness. Sihe creates htem owtn miisety, anid
then utters idle tad silly comtplatit, atter s
themt in vaiti. Thle love of a hutshband cant
be retaiine-d onuly lby the~ high opjinionj witeb
jbe entertains ot' his wie' good ttts~, of her
.atmiable disptositiont, of the sweeittess of het
tempjer, of hetr prudettce aund of hetr dhevotiont
.t) himt. Let tnothinig, ttpott anyt iccatson),
evcr les-seni thait i'jion.ii Ot thte contramry,
it should augtient every day ; he shtould hatve
.much motire reaisomi to aidtmire htet for thtose
excellenmt quatlities whtich wtill cast a lustre
-Lver a virtuous wn~ttmn, whten her personal
.attratctionas are no more.
Hats your hiushban d stayed ont longrer than
you exptected ?When heo retturtns receive
himn as a partner of youtr hert. Ibis he dis.
appointed you in sometintg you expected,
wvhthear of ortmamnettt or turiture, of anty
conivenientce ? ..ever eintce disconttentt, te
ceive his apology with cheerfnmitntss. Doesc
he, whben you are haousekeeper, itnvite coin
p.any w ithoiut itnforimig you of it, or britng
homse with himt a friend ? What ever mat~y
be yur repomst, how~ever scanty it tmay be,
hotwever impa1ossible it tuay he to add to it,
- receive thtemt whith a pleasing ciountetn:mtte,!
uidortn your tabile with cheerfuhness, give to
your husbanid or your- cotmpatny a htemt t.wel
come ; it will cotmpensatte form every other de
fic1LiencLy ; it will evinice hove for, yotir htusbanmd,
good settse in your self, anid that politeness
vf matnners which acts ats thte moost power.
ful church ; it wvill give to thue platinest fare a
zest superior to all thamt luxtury cant hsoas.
Never be discontte~ltd ont any occasitn of
* this nature,.syu mii:n' t"
** Int the niext plaIce, a orhsadsse
-.cessin his professioun will depend tiponm his
~~pularity, and ais the utmaners of a wf
ba~sveno litte. influence in ex(tending or les
her husband, you should take care to oe of
table and polite to the poorest as well as the
richest. A reserved haughtiness is a sure
indiention of a weak mind and an uneteling
With respect to your servants, teach then
to respect and love you, while you expec
from them a reasonable dischage of theil
rae*spective duties. Never tease yourself or
them by scolding ; it has no other effect that
to render them discontented and impertinent
Admonei.h them with a cal firmness.
Cultivate your own mind by the perusa
of those books which instruct while they
amuse. Do not dev-te mch of your tine
to novels ; there are a few which may he
useful in improving and in giving a highet
tone to our moral sensibility; but they ten
to vitiate the taste, antd to p ocure a disrelisli
for substantial, intellectual food. Most plays
are of the same cast ; they are not fi iendly
to the delicacy which is one of the ortia
ments of the female character. History,
Geograpiy, Poetry, Moral Essays, Biogra.
phy, 'Travels, Sermons and other well writ.
ten religions productions, will not fail to en.
large you understaniings, to render you a
tiost agreeahle companion, and to exalt your
virtte. A woman devoid of rational ideas
tf religion, huas no security for her virtue ; it
is sacriiced to t'er passions, whose voice,
lint that of Glod, is her only governing prin.
ile. Besides, in those hours of calamity
to which fatmilies must he exposed, where
a ill she find support, if it he not in her just
reflections upon that aell-ruling Providence
which governs the universe, whether animate
Mutual politeness between the most intimate
'iends is essenti;al to that harmony which
!ould never be once broken or interrupted.
R1ow important then is it between matan and
vife! The more warm the attachment, the
ess will either partner hear to be .lighted or
rented with the smallest degree of rudeness
a inattention. This politeness, then, if it
se not in itself a virtue, is at least the tneains
if giving to real gooddnvs a nyw lustre; it is
he mc:ns of preventing discontent, and oven
narrels ; it is the oil of intercourse ; it re.
nlaves asperities, and gives to - everything a
.tooth and a pleasing movement.
I will only add, that matrimonial happi
less does not depend upon wealth ; no, it is
mt to lie found in wealth ; but in minds
ropearly temperell and united to our respec
ie situations. Conipetency' is necessary;
II hevond that point is ideal. Do not sup.
se, however, that I would not advise your
usband to augment his property by all lion.
st and comamedabl e means. I mould wish
u see him- actively engaged in such a pur.
uit, ibectae.. eng igtet, .sedulous c_ em.
iavment, in obtaining some laudable end,
; essential to happiness. In the attainment
f a fortune by honorable means, particu
rly by professional exertiolns, a tian de
ives particular satistaction, in self.applause,
s well as from the increasing estimation in
rhieh lie is held hv those around hit.
In the manageniment of vour domestic con.
eis, let p~rudenece and wise ectnomy pre
ail. Let neatness, order and judgment be
een in all your diff'erent dlepartments. Unite
iteality with a just frugality ; always re
erve somethinag for the hand of charity;
ever let your door he closed to the voice of
uofering himmnity. Your servants, in par
ieular, % ill have the strongest claim upon
our charitv, let them be well fed, well cloth.
n tursed in sickness and never unjustly
WVe like the~ observanice of birth-days in a
ailv. It is a good, whoilesomte fireside
iractice. It is soimething pleasantt to looik
rwaird to, and a green spot itn the l'ast,
tmrn whiceh the mtemtory can dwell with
leasure. A fter the conicert last evenling,
e, ais w illinagly as unexpectedly, helped to
elebrate the foatrteenth birth.dayv otf a fiur
~irl just buddintg intto woanihood. She of
ouirse was thte object of iinterest of the
venin, aend not a perseon there, old or
ainlag,'who coamposedh the "g'eOtdiO comn
aniie," hntt hieartily wishted leer mi~any happy
ad bright returns of the day. TIhere would
i a greatt decal less otside, andi of course5
ess dangerous, amuasetmetnt, if thiese famtily
estivities wvere obeserved wtithi morue sacrted
ae thani ther usuallyv are. But seame tiaini.
ies, fromi an overstrainied or severe construe
ion of teligions dem~eaids-others, fromt moo
ives of economy11-:and others, from itndif'
'rence to soc~ii pleasure-often make the
lotestic hearth so gloomuy atid torbidldiin
is either to ertnsh the naetural bonmyanicy of
youth, or send it ab~road to seek satisfactiotn
zu scenes as replete with damnger as with
.eitemen~it. Thle fireside is the phiece aroundl
whichl the tinntily atfetionis should gaithier.
We cate not wihat the kinid mlotive wvhich
dlrawis finnil v anid friends around-whether
it ie to taste thle cup of onlled witne, roast
ehesttiuts at hallow-Eve, or tell pleasati
stories to please the youing-so they gathera
there anid learti to obey thaet nmost beautiful
anid most conmprehenisive of Divinte com
mnd~i~s-" Love ye onie aneother."-Balti,
Ducruaux.v Coor..-An Arkansas volutn.
teer in: the Mexicatn wtar, riding oni horseback
camett acroass ant Illinioian who w'as shot ie
the leg TIhe illitnoian toeld him where he
was woundei~hd, atnd suggr~ested to be takent ul
and conveved ont of danger. " Arkansas
~lced him otn behaind the saddle, and fasteni
ed htimt to himtself with a leather strapj
Wile they were hiasteniing from danger a
grape sheet took "Illinois," headI off, bu
"Arkatnsas" thioughat lie hind only fuaite<
fomt fiatigue and pain. When a safe plae
was arrived at, the horseman releasing~ hi
ebage and seeinag his head was gone, ex
eaimed : " Well ! these liliniointns are th
(--dest liars. Here's a rascal with hi
head off, when he told mee he was only shto
in the leg. You can't, believe a word thes
follo ws ay !"
AF.vur comipatny a rarity, and peopl
will value it. Menl despise what they cal
ir.' W~oot. has bceen ordered to the corn
,e-a taro the nmv at San Franecisco.
Come back-coic back-thou youthful time,
When j-,y andl innocence were ours,
When life was in its vernal prime,
And redole-nt of-sweets and flowers.
Come back! and let us roan once more,
Free-hearted through life's pilt a.aut ways,
And gather garlands as of ore,
Come back-come back-ye happy days
Cone back-come back-'twas pleasant then
To eherish faith in Love and Truth,
For nothing in dispraise of amen
hlad sour'd the temper of our youth
Come back-an. let ~si still believe
The gorgeous ,lr<eain rutnance displays,
Nor trust the tale that tnwn deceive,
Cuame back-.come back-ye happy days
Come hack, oh tfreslhness of the past
When every face seented fair aid kind,
iWhi-- sunward every eye was east,
And a;i the .halows fell b. hind.
Come back : 'twill come ; true hearts can turn
Their own Decenbers into Mays
The s.-eret be it ours to learn,
They conic-they come--those happy days'!
OUTS AND INS.
I'm out of wood, I'm out of coal.
I'm out of butter and cheese;
My shuts anal boots are out at the sole,
I'm tout at the elbows and knees.
I'mi out of bread, and not a cent,
To buy a -morsel more :
The month is out-:nust pay ny rent,
Or I'l soon be out of door.
I'm out of cash-th:t's nothing new
But then I'm out of jail
I':m out of the hands of the Sl.crilf' too
Who never taketh bail.
My outs and ms have maty et'ooks ;
'Tis out at the toe and hel
Again in at the grocer's hooks,
And out of. mat and mal.
I've not a g'ove to ether hand
l'm out of shirt and hat ;
I'm into mlatrimony anid
Would I were out of that.
I'm out of paper, out of ink,
And out of thoughts t, write
You're out of patience, so I think
I'll out of th's-g'od night.
THE LOVE LETTER.
Andy Cavender was a sad trifler in his
way. 'T'here was scarcely a maiden in the
Village to whom he had tint amade love at
one time or another, anti all as a pleasant
piece of past-time; not seeming to under
stand that miaidelis' hearts were tender
tlings, and liable to he hurt in the hantllimg.
Manuy teatrs hadt bie catused to Iloiw fromt
beautifhl eyes, vet it he knew of the fact,
it did. not :ppetar to gie hidm serious concern.
There was avs a smile on his ll hip, atnd a
light word ot his tongue.
At last, however, Andy's heart received
an imlpression. 'The iomae (if a fair young
girl rested upon it; tot. as of old, like the
image in a speetnlmtn, to pass with the. oh.
ject, but like the sun fixed itmtge of the
daguerreotype. Strange fact! the fickle
lighth.learted Anldy Cavenider was in love;
really and truly in live.
'iTlere hadt~ comel to Woodlhttd, to pass a
few mnonthls durinig thie warm Sumlmer-timne,
a city maidenl, whose ehtirmis were too
potent for the village flirt. She camte, he
saw, and was cotnuered. It was slon pilaini
to every' one that it was all over with Andy
Cavender. Kate-the lively, wit ty dairlinig
Kateo Archer, had subdued htim with her
charmls, though all uniconscious herself of
the coupest she had miade.
But others saw what she pecie niot,
atnd looked on, curiouts for the issuie.
"Wihat do you think of~ thtis, Jetny '
said Kate Archer, one daly, to the young
friend with whoma she was spending her
Stuntiner itn the cotuntry, anid she haughed as
sie spoke, at thme samie timeo holdinag tip a
"News from htomel ?" remtarked Jenniy,1
"Oht, dlear, no! It's a love letter."
" Whiat !"
" A real righlty love-letter, anld, as they
say9, nlothinig else. Ohl dear ! To thimik
thait I should hatve nmade a coniquest already !"
" A love-letter, Kaute Well, here is an
aventure sture enouitgh ! Whose heart have
yotn brokeni ?"
"You shall see anld htear for yoturself,"
replied the lamughingz girl. -Thien, as shte
ufolded the letter, she put on a grave coun
tetatnCe, andt opening the pages to the eye of
her frietnd, rend aloudt
"Mr Deatu Miss AucuIn:-Will you
permit otne wvho, fromt the mnomtent lhe saw
you, became~ an ardenlt admnirer, to lay his
heari at y our feet? I Jntil you appeared inl
otur quie't v'illag~e, no mlatidenl had passed be.
ftre mel wvho hatd power to win my love.
Btut, fromi thle mlomlent I saw you, I nlo lonlger
hand control ov,'r my~ affections. T'hey flew
to votn like a bird to its matte. You g:ttnot
but have observed, imn all our recenlt meet
igs, that I regarded you wvithi more than a
Icommifoni itn erest, and I hiave permiittedl my
self~ to belhiee thatyott read the langtuage of
!my -iyes, and~ understood its meaninig, You
,' did niot turtn from me ; you did anot look
coldly on mne. Have 1 erred itt believinga
that y'our heart respontded to the warm emno
tionts of my ownt I I trust nlot. If it lie so,
then am I of all men most miserable. I
will wvait, wvith tremnbling atnd impatienat hope,
your answer to this.
"Tenderly arnd fatithifully youtrs,
" Now, Jenny dear, what do you think of
thatt?" said Kate, gayly, as she folded up
heor letter, " Havnl't I made a real con'
"And . Ca. e.....e.. Well, talt bmats
" None of your county maidens or hir,'
laughed Kate. " He mu lhave a city belle.
" Conutry maidens!. rHe's made love to
every good looking girt within ten milet
Yes. There a no ounting the heurts
he has broken."
"Did he ever mikenie to you I"
Oh certaiily," repliI Jenny, gayly.
In real earnest ?"
" Al now you come. n the point. Par
haps you-ve rot heard4 t Andy is our iil
liage flirt (
A flirt, indeed ! . so I am to be one
of his victims. O1:de, d
"I don't know as to at. I more than
half suspect hi toAa. bWn earnest now. In
facct, I've heard from m'd e than.nce source,
that he is desperately ir Ave with you."
"V ill he hang hiuacsen 'if I'm inexorable ?
There's no telling: Alut what kind of
aim answer are you -going to make to his
avowal of love"
" What shall I way 1,-v.
" Oh, that depends iiyour feelings."
He's a regular_ tli on say .'
"I could name you ozen girls, at least,
to whom, his aitentioaY have been of a
character to make ther 4elieve that his de.
siens were serious." vro or three were
inade very unhappy .19u he turned from
them, like a gay insti, to seek another
" Then-he must.. ished," said Kate,
resolutely; " and be the task to lay the
smarting lash upon lMoulders. For the
Man who debliberilely tfles ,with a woman's
feelings I hve He has been the
cause of pain ryonled what it is possible for
himself to feel 'and .1 :an reach his sensi
bilities in any wayy on may he sure that I
will d it with a hearty-good will."
I do nut'like the tlIw ght of given pain,"
remarked Jenny, " eve ic a reptile."
Pain s salutary '1 ho'st cases ; and will
le particularly so t is I hope. He will
have sonie idea of-bos it feels, as the wo
man said, when she ripedl her boy over the
ead w ith as stick for kdng his sister."
It was as Jenny sti sed and as we intl.
mnted in the hegiim .. Andy Cavender
was really and truly ' jr head and ears in
love with Kate _Are every line of his
amatory epistle wais f f his heart. Two
or three letters was' tmn and destroyed
setore h, produced oie saactly to his mind,
and this he'fieely tssa'iche. in full coni
dence that, as it came ma his heart, it must
reach the heart of the ir elmaiden.
Two daj's w.ent- 4 ul'n answer was
received ly theeaio red Jsiiti.. lie legan
to feel anxious. the Jil.? day, a neat
ittlifjanr urenv . c ipuaii iit iml~ud3,
which, on opening lie found to contain a
pink, perfumed, satin-edged sheet of. note.
paper, on which were a fti lines most deli.
cately written. They wereas follows:
" Mr D>:ru Sin: Your. letter, contairing
a most latiering avowal .I' regard for one
who is comparatively a stranger, has been
received. Its effects I will not attempt to
describe ; nor will I, at this time, venture tic
put in written language what I feel. ''o
nrrow evening I will spend at Mrs. '1'-'s.
May I hope to see you there t
Yours, &e., - KATE."
Andy was in ecstasies at this answer to
his episth-. Its meaning to him was as plain
as if Kate had said. " Dear Andrew, my
hsart is "yiours.
On the next evening, he repaired to Mrs.
T-'s, tremblinag wiltah tnd anticipation. On
nter ing the parlor, he found but a single
prsoan therein, arnd that a young lady namied
Ierbe-rt, to. whom he had formuerly paid very
nrked atten:tions. Aware that she had
een mnadle unhnappy lay his fickleness, not toa
all by :a hiarsher name, the meeting riather
trew a dlampe'r over his feelings, lBut Andy
ad his share of coo0lness anid self-posses.
don, anid :althoughc it ceast him a considlerable
elfort, he mcanaged to introduce topaics of
oversattiuon, and to talk pretty freely, al
hough the talking was nearly all on his
own side, Miss Herbert naintaining a cold
eserve, and answering entirely in monosyl
For about a quarter of an hour Ancdy
ndure-d the orde~al, wondering wh'ly this
youing lady should hapapei toa be alone in the
arlor oh Mrs. T1-, and woendering still
more why Miss Archer did not make hcer
apparance. Just as he began to feel a little
excited ad uneasy, the door openied and in
walked anothcer youing maiden whomz lie had
reason to reember-a Miss Mary Harper.
She was also one of hcis old flames. She
apjeared surprised at seeing hiac, and greet.
edi him, wvith coldlness. Andy tried to say
some sprightly thinags to Miss 1harper ; but
he wa har from being in as good coandition
:as at first. The effort to entertain Miss
-erbert had somewhat exhausted his reser
voir of spirit, and his attempts to draw
frther thereon were naot very successful.
The two young ladies drew together on the
sofat, and mcaintained a mutual reserve to.
wards Andy that soon began to be painfully
"What does all this mean !" Andy had
just asked himself, for he was beginning to
feel puzzled, whlen the sound of light feet
-donag the passage wvere again heardl, and,
the door opening, his eyes rested upon the
frnm of Caroline Gray to whom lie had
once paid his addresses. Very particular
reasons huad Andy Cavender for not wishini
to meet Caroline on that particular occasion;i
fr he hcad committed himself to her more
directly- than to any other youncg lady iin
Woodland, havincg, on one occasion, actually
written and sent to her a love.letter, The
precise contents of'that epistle be did nol
remember; but often, when he thought of it,
he hcad deaubts as to the extent to which hce
had committed himself therein, that wverm
nt v'ery comfortable.
Soon another and another entered, aand
stramnge to say, each wvas an old flame, nntil
there were piresenct not less than six fai;
rebuking spirits. Silent, Andy sat in thi
m idst of these-silent, because thce pressure
on his feeiings had become insufferabhi
great-for niearly a quarter of an hour. Il
wa-s a social party ouf a most novel character
ttd one that hie has never forgotten,
about tue time tnat Anuy s eiings were
in as uncomfortable a state as could well be
imagined, and he was beginning to wish
himself at the North Pole, Kate Archer aind
her friend Jenny entered the room slowly,
the former with an open letter in her hand,
upon which the eve of Loth were resting.
In an instant, it flashed upon Andy Cav.
ender that ho was to be victimized by the
city belle. No sooner had this thought
crossed his mind than rising abruptly, he
bowed to his fair tormentors saying
" Excuse me, ladies." And beat a hasty
But, ere he had passed beyond the street
door, there reached him a gush of merry
laughter from the musical throat of Kate,
in which other voices mingled.
On the next day he received a letter di.
rected in a delicate hand. It enclosed the
the one he had written to Kate, and accorm.
pany it was a note in these words:
" There is, it is presumed, a mistake in the
direction of this. It was probally nie ant
for Caroline Gray, Mary Harper, Nancy
Herbert, or Jenny Green. In order that it
may receive its proper destination, it is re
turned to the writer."
The village flirt wns a changed man after
that. He had played with edged tools until
he cut himself; and the wound, in healing,i
b-ft an ugly scar. Poor Andy Cavender!
All this happened years ago, and h is a
bachelor still, notwithstanding several subse
quent attempts to make a favorable impres.
sion on the hearts of certain pretty maidens.
The story of his punishment at Mrs. T-'s
flew over the village in a few hours, and,
after that, no fair denizen of Woudlanid for
a moment thought of regarding any atten
tion from Andy Cavender as more than a
piece of idle past-time ; and on the few oc.
casions that he ventured to talk of love, the
merry witchies laughed him in the face.
It was on a flee afternoon in autumn that
a large crowd, consisting of men, women
and children, were seen advancing through
the principal street of Houpliell, a retired vii.
lage in England. In the Midst of them was
a black bear, which walked unconcernedl y
along, conducted by his keeper. The latter
wore a drab surtout, large enongh to admit
two persons of his dimensions within it folds;
a waiscoat much too short, divorced from
his pantaloons, vhich gave evidence of great
devotion, as the knees were worn threadbare;
hoots, which only lacked the soles, and a
hat grown gray w ith time, widowed of its
brim. A young boy, with fonnithed look,
marched in front, blowing on a llageblet,
and thumbing a tamborine.
Arrived in front of The Red Lion," the.
only tavern in the village, tic bear leader
stopped, and forming a circle around him,
ordered bruin to stand. up. After brandish.
ing a stick above the head of the animal, he
commenced dancing with him, elassaing
right and left, and throwing himself into the
most ludicrous attitudes, which bruin imita
ted in a style truly picturesqlue. It may be
conceived that the inhabitants of Uoliell
were delighted, and the crowd laughed with
good will and loudly.
A ventriloquist of joyous mood, who hap.
pened to be at " The lied Lion," beheld
from a window this ludicrous =ceiie. Arri
ved that morning at Hopfiell, lie had already
formed a just estimate of the ignorance and
credulity of its inhabitants; and the idea oc
curred to him to amuse himself a little at
their expense. He left the window and
joined the crowd of spectatm~is, availing him-u
self of a momentary cessation of the shrill
lageolet and noisy tamborine, he approach.
ed the show-mani.
"Your bear can doubtless speak !" said
he wvith a serious air.
The show-man looked at him cunningly,
shrugged his shoulders,aiid answered rough
ly. "Speak to him yourself, and you will
sooni find out."
TIhis was just the reply that [lie ventrilo
quist expected. He approached bruim, anud
assuming a most comical expression, he said
to the bear in a droll tone of voice:
"Allowv me to compliment you, Mr. Brnin
-you are as graiceful as aii opera.dancer.
What country claimis the honor of your
A voice which seemed to issue from the
grisly jaws of the bear, replied,
"The Alpjs-in Switzerland,"
We will net attempt to dlescribie the
amiazemnent of the crowd ; every one was
struck mute with fear and astonishment;
but the amazement of the showmian would
have offered ani admiraible subject for the
pencil of [logarth, surrounded by all those
aces, in wvhieb consternation was so strong
ly'developed. His black, eves seemed starting
from their sockets ; lie stretched wide his
toothless mouth, and remained aghast aiid
motionless, as if his feet had taken root'
where lhe stood.
The ventriloquist turned towardl him and
"Your bear speaks very good .English,
and has little remains of the H lelvetic accent."~
T1hien turning again to bruin, he observed
in a kind toiie.
-You look sad, are you not well ?"
"'1The fogs of England have given ina the
spleen," replied the aniimnal.
Here the atffrighted crowd began to move
"Is it a long time since you belonged to
this master ?"
" Quite long enough for me to be tired of
" Es lie not kind to you, bruin ?"
"Oh yes-as kind as the hamamer to the
" Will you not seek revenge some (lay ?"
"Assuredly. Onie of these mornings I
will eat him like a radish for my breakfast."
A t these words, the crowd, whose curiosi
had urged them, in spite of their fears, grad.
wlly fell back on the other, and great was
the confusion that ensued. Tlhe showman
had heard enough, and forcibly drew the
chain of the animal to enfoirce his control,
but [lie wearied bear growled fearfully.
The ventrilognist, perfectly satisfied by
this experiment, turned suddenly about andi
hurried toward the tavern. T~hui augmented|
each one took to his heels, as if the bear was
in pursuit of him. The ventriloquist having
arrived at the inn, laughed heartily to see
the simple villagers flying in every direction,
while the itnperturable bruin remained quiet
ly seated on his hind legs, seeming to con
template with philosophic unconcern the
terrors he had excited.
TO YOUNG MN.
Make yourself indispensable to your em.
ployers; that is the golden path to success.
Be so industrious, so prompt, so careful, that
if you are absent one half-hour out of the
usual time, you will be missed, and he in
whose employ you are, shall say, " I did not
dream George was so u-eful." Make your
employer your friend, by p.-rforming with
minuteness, whatever task he sets before
you, and above all be not too nice to lend a
hand at dirty work, no matter how repug
nant to your sense of neatness it may be.
l'ho success ofyour business in after years
depends upon how you deport yourself now.
If you are really good for anything you are
good for a great deal. Be energetic; put
your manners into your business ; look as
well as act with alacrity ; appear to feel an
interest: make your master's success your
own, if you have an honest one. Let your
eye light up at his request, and your feet be
nimble ; there are some who look so dull and
heavy, and go with so slow and lazy a pace,
that it is irksome to ask them what it is your
right to demand of them ; be not like these.
Be the arch upon which your employer
may rest with safety ; let him feel that he
may entrust you with uncounted gold.
If you do an errand lightly, you begin to
loose his confidence; if you forget twice
some important request, you cannot b.
trusted. I1 you accustom yourself to loose
and untidy habits, you will gain no respect,
but rather contempt. Avoid theatres, card
rooms, billiard saloons, as you would a pes
ilence ; little faults are like so many loop
tides in your character, through which all
hat is valuable sifts out, and all that is per.
icius sifts in to fill the empty places.
Do you say you want some pleasure ?
1ake your work a pleasure. There are
wo ways of seeing the sur rise-one with
dull, complaining spirit, that, if it could,
ould blot out the great luminary with i s
vishy washy flood of eternal complaints;
he other with a joyous, lark-like pleasure,
oaring out and upwards, and seeing along
hI western path, gates of gold and palaces
if ivory. So there are two ways of doing
vork; one that depresses the soul by its
istless, formal, fretful participation; the
tlririiat makes' labor a boon and a bless-.
n -pursues it not only for grini but the.
ighest exhalaton iof the mental and moral
TERRIBLE SitIItWRECK.-lntelligeiee has
>een received by tie Asia, of the wreck of
he British ship Lady Evelyn, on her passage
rn Hong Kong to San Ft ancisco, with
t loss of no lss than 250 lives, chiefly Chi
inese laborers. Only 30 persons escaped.
le wreck occurred on the 21st of July,
m the southern end of an Island called Ty
isi:t, in lat. 24 deg. 42 mtin., N. long., 125
leg. 26 mimi., E. Among the persons inam
d as lost were an Englishman, named Sut
on ; " Major Poore, of the Anet ican ser
ce,' two Portuguese nerchants. Thirty
ight women were among the lost.
Co:-,trNunait bwOGan.o.-The Washing
on correspondent of the New York Express,
mder (late of the Isthi inst., says:
"1 have just seen a letter from Capt.
Ingrahamn, dated Spezzia, in Nov. lHe comn
lainis of serious ill health, but declinied to ask
riir leave of absence. Ilis friends int Coin
ress, htuweve r, have persisted thatt lie shall
le relieved, atnd the President and Secretary
f the Navy have very reluctanttly consented
to send out an ollicer to relhace him, so
that Capt. I. will probably be home in Feb
Drmscovaiur oF -rnE Srrms oF SoDo31 .ND
G'~oaronnum.-.\ de Sauley's recenit discov
ery is one of the most strikinig within thel
whole range of liiblical antiquity. The dits
intrmenit of Ninevehi is, as a miatter of feel
ng, a small maitter, compared with the dis
nvery of Sodom and Gomnorrahm. We do
not remembler to have read anything of a
mote thmrillitng initerest than this portion of
M. do Sauley's volumes, which have just
been laid before the publice; there is some
thing so strangely awful ini the idea of these
liviig moniuments of Div'ne venigeance yet
remaining, after six-and-thirty centturies, with
the actual marks of the instrument of the
overthrow still visible upon their blasted
IT is said that there is a mnn in William
son county Tennessee, whlo has so large a
fot that lie is compelled to pay his boot
maker for wvork as he does his plasterer-by
the square yard. lHe says his dwvelling
house came necar being blown awvay by a
-ecenit stormt, and indeed, wvould have been
but for his presence of mind in placing his
foot upon it just in time to save it.
THEn RrsING G ENERA~ro.-[A young
ster planiked before the fire, coat tail unider
hisarmns, and looking daggers at the old
getleman.] Juvenile-" I toll you what it
is, governor, the sootner we come to some
understatiding, the better. You can't expect
a young feller to be alwvays at home; and if
~ou dotn't like the way I go on, why I must
iavo chambers, and so much a week !"
WOULD DO FoR A YANKE.-On the af
teroon of the day on which the price of
bread was raised in Ayer, England, a boy
went into a biaker's shop atnd asked for a
loaf of yesterday's baking. The towel
round it, lie tendeired the old price, when
another half penny was demanded, on the
grond that the price had risen that day.
" Oh!I" said young hopeful, "that's sure
enough, but theo loaf is of yesterday's bak
ing !" Th'le baker laughed for his half penny.
kr Buffalo there is eight inches of snow
ad the thermometer stand at 1(5 degrees.
7....mes tools shnn id nnow be ,ut ii ,nordr
Passed by the General Assembly of Saudh
Carolina, at ,the Session of 1853.
1. An Act to recharter the Bank of Cam
den South Carolina.
2. An Act to recharter the Merchants'
Bank of South Carolina.
3. An Act to vest the right and title of
the State in and to a certain lot of land in
the town of Darlington in Joseph Frank.
4. An Act to renew the charter of the
Bank of Charleston, South Carolina.
5. An Act to renew the charter of the
Bank of South Carolina.
6. An Act to authorise the -Spartanburg
and Union Railroad Company to extend=
their Road from some point at or near Spar
tanburg Court House, to some point on the
North Carolina line, in the direction of
Ashville or Rutherford.
7. An Act to amend the charter of the
Firemen's Insurance Company of Charles
8. An Act to renew and amend the char
ter of the State Bank.
9. An Act to recharter the Bank of Ham
burg, South Carolina.
10. An Act to confer on Isaac Iseman
and alarx Iseman certain rights and privi
leges in relation to a piece of land by them
11. An Act to establish a Rifle Battalion
in the parishes of St. Philips and- St. Mi
12. An Act in relation to the. Trustees of
the South Carolina College.
13. An Act to incorporate the' Central
Bank of South Carolina.
14. An Act to cede to the United States
certain parcels of land as sites for Light
Houses and Beacons.
15. An Act to authorize the Laurens.
Railroad Company to extend their Road
from Laurens Court House to the North
Carolina line in the direction of Ashville.
16. An Act to amend the charter of the
Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company.
17. An Act to declare a certain descrip
tion of streams navigable, and for other pur.
18. An Act to incorporate the Columbia
and Hamburg Railroad Company.
19. An Act to charter a Compimy tor. -
construct a. Railroad from the junction. of
the Camden and Columbia branches- ofthe
South Cirolina Rail Road to Hamburg, "
20. An Act to Incorporate the-Brmeli
ville and Savannah Railroad Company.
21. An Act to.give the Tvowa Caobnci of
Yorkville. thopower to issue the B46nile
the Corporationand for,.otheN ~ ose '
22: An Act-to inendan Act -o;1neoepo'
rate the Florida Stedr iz:Pak t.o ij
23. An Act to autlaoriz the. Comnussion
ers'of the Poor fnr St. Bartholomew's Parish
to sell certain lands, and'for other purposes.
24. An Act to authorize. the formation of
the Newberry and Chester Railroad Com
25. An Act to charter the Charleston and
Savann:ah Railroad Company.
26. An Act to prohibit the collection of
demands against students of Colleges and
Institutions of Education in this State.
ACTS ORIGINATING IN THE HotsE.
1. An Act to provide funds for the erec
tion of the New State Capitol.
2. An Act to declare and amend the law
in relation to words of limitation in Wills
3. An Act to extend the time for receir
ing subscriptions to the Western Bank of
South Carolina at Anderson.
4. An Act to authorize the Commission
ers of the Poor of Pickens District to sell
ertain lands and for other purposes.
5. An A ct to authorize the Bank of New
berry, and the Planters' Bank of Fairfield to
increase their capital.
6. An Act tb amend an Act entitled an
Act to incorpor'ate the Town of Hamburg,
and for other purposes, passed on the.nine
teenthi daiy of December, in the year of our
Lord one'thousand eight hundred and thirty
7. An Act' to renew and amend the char
ters of certain towns and villages heretofore
8. An Act to incorporate certain Reli
gious and Charitable Societies, and Societies
fr the advancement of Education, and to
renew the charters of others heretofore
S9. An Act t' raise supplies for the year
commencirg in October, one thousand eight
hundred and ity-three.
10. An Acet to amend the law in relation
to Weights anad Mleasures.
11. An Acet to allow William Langston to
hawk and peddle in Union District, without
the payment of the tax now imposed by law.
12. An Act for the estabhishinenat of a
general system of Registration of Births,
Marriages and Deaths, in the State of South
13. An Act to exempt the survivors of
the South Carolina Volunteers, in the Flo
rida War, from ordinary Militia duty and
fr other purposes.
14. An Act to authorize the South Care-*
lina Railroad Company to construct a cer
tain Bridge over the Wateree River.
15. An Act to provide for the measuring
of timber in the city of Charleston.
16. An Act to vest the title of the State
in certain escheated property to sundry per-,
sons therein mentioned.
17. An Act to incorporate certain socie
ties, associations, and companies,
renewv and amend the charters of o
18. An Act to establish certain
bridges, and ferries, and to renew]
charters heretofore granted.
19. An Act to make appropriation
the year conmmencing in October, on
sand eight hundred and fify-three.
20. An A ct to alter the sittings
Courts of Law on the Western C''
the Court of Equity for Charlest
Tun naval committee has r
recommending to Congress thif
of five wvar s teamers, and th
f thrcn millin of dolarse fr. tha