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. DURISOE ar, SON, Proprietors. EDGEFIELI . C., AUGUST 1,185
"YB5r, T LUBT, r OILY LOVE.
&ty irt, my.last,. my only loe,.
When frst Lmet with thee,
No fairer vision on-the-earth
I deem oould -ever be. " -
A bud oT promise, bright and fair,
.And eherished&with l4I fondest care.
Iloved thee. 'h I those happy days.
Those golden summer hours,
"When in our heart the young hopes sprang,
Fresh as thevernal flowers ;
And just as fading,. too, were they,
- For soon, ah ! soon, they passed away !
We parted in our life's young morn,
But I my troth did.keep;
Though- weary days and years rolled on,
Ne'er did-affection sleep:
And though life's morn has passed away,
My faith has never known decay.
We met again-few words were said,
Yet they dispelled my dream:
Aaother's bride ! And why came I
To mingle in the scene ?
I lingered bbt farewell to say,
And then I went my lonely way.
And from that time we never met,
Butastill 'twas whispered me
That he who won the prize I lost
Was most unkind to thee:
And thy young-life must pass away
- To harshness.and neglect a prey 1
I heard in silence-words are vain
To say what was my grief
- And next they told me death had come,
And thou hadst found relief:
Iadst found at last a peaceful home,
Where endless love is ever known.
I am an old man now-my locks
Are thin, and mixed with gray ;
- You scarce would deem I'd ever been
A stripling blithe and gay,
Or deem a heart as old as mine
Would- keep for Love a sacred shrine.
Unchanged by time, undimmed by death,
Still-shall that love endure :-. -
Thou art, I trust, an angel now, -
* Beautified ead pure:
And I yet hepe-to see above
My first, my last, my only love. .
TILE WAY THEY COJRT DOWN EAST.
-. SALLY, the housemaid, paring apples in
the corner. Enter OLadiah,. who sets him
self opposite to Sally, without saying a word
for fifteen minutes, but finally scratching his
.head, breaks silence with
"Thero's considerable imperceptible alte
rifn in the weather since last- week."
Sally-'Taint so injudicious and-so indu
bitable cold as 'twas; the thernomicon has
lowered up to 400 degrees higher than
Obadiah.-I think's likely; for birds of that
specie fly a great quantity higher in warm
days than cold ones.
Both parties assume a grave and knowing
- lok and a long pause ensues. Finally
Obadiah gives his pate another, harrowing
scratch, and again breaks silence with
" Well, Sally, we chaps are goin .to raise
asleigh-ride-it's such inimical good sleddin
Sally.-You arei Our folks are suspect
lug company all day to-morrow.
Obadiak--I 'spose they'll have insatuate
times on't.'-[should be supernatural happy
if you would disgrace me with your compa
nfy ; I should take it as a deropitary honor;
.besides -we're cile'ulatin to treat the gals co
-pious'well weith raisins and lasses candy.
. ally.-I should be supernatural glad to
disgrace you; but our folks suspect compa
*Obadiah sits scratching his head a while,
and after the lapse of about ten minutes
starts up as though a new idea had come
"-Well,'now I know' what I'll do; I'll go
Ihome- and, thrash them are beans what have
abeen Ilying down there in th'e barn sich a
- 'amed long, while.- I will." -
-TaK GRANDILoQU3NT CoRPOAL.-A
*Corporal in-the United States Infantry, when
. serving with Ge.Jcsn against the In
dians, was put under arrest, and beingbrought
--to a court-nmartial for a considerable time,
he tendered his resignation. The-following
'i the concluding passage In his lettet:
-"In leaving the service, I am not ab'anden
- ihg the cause of republicanism, bnt'yet hope
'-ibs brandish the glittering steel in the- field,.
gind carte my way to a name which shall
1prove my. country's iieglect ; and 'when this
monrtal.g~rt-sh'all be elosed in the -slust, and
i the soul'shall iying its flight to the regions
~above, in passing b'y the. pale moon, I shall
, hang my -ha on brillia:n Mars, -and make a
,reports to each superlktive star! and arriving
-at the portal ofiieIven's chancery, shall de
mand of -the attending angel to be ushered
noto-the.'presence of Washington" "
Jra certain village lived a very honest
farmaer, who having a udumber of men hoeing
ur-the-deld, went- to'see hoiw his work -weut
n -~ Fiauding one of them sitting still, he
. spyn Rhim) for 'idlenesseThe -man-an
swered, H"tthirst-.for the spirit." " Grog,
- a melA, I supposef said the farmer ; ''but
-if jjp. Bible. tesebe:-ou to thirst after.itlie
a 'r#& it~f saaho, 'Hoe! every one-that
-kid4nawaSpper renords the s'aying, of a
young lady, souiewhere mn the remote coun
try parts- of Yankee-land, . who, being asked
-at atea party if aka psed suga,.- replied.
" I hlave sq ;nvincihDe repgnanfceto sugar,
* for, accordinlg to myi ogtations-pOs1 the
subject, the spavosity, of the sugar nullifies,
the flavority of thp-tea, and iredders it vastly
AXUIN.-=Th .editor of the Albany
Register, having been disturbed by an as
semblage-of cats under 'his window, thus
gives.vent to his indignation :
" But those cats, in our opinion, are in
danger, and we. warn all who havp any in
terest in them, either present or ip expectan
cy,,to look to them. .We . have been con
strained to watch for hours, when we ought
to have been asleep. We have heard the
clock strike twelve, one,'two, at intervals in
their performance, and have been tempted
to the use of terms not to be found in any
religious. work,. or any of the standard ser
mons of the day. We have dropped brick.
bats among them, wasted more wood upon
them than we are' able to spare, have taken
cold by' exposure to the night air, became
hoarse by hallooing " Scat!" We have ex.
hausted our loose pieces of brick,.the smal
ler pieces of our wood pile, and our patience.
In view of all these facts we submit, there
is nothing left for us but- to move ourself, or
move those cats, and we shall not move.
We have prepared a double-barreled gun, a
full supply of bird shot, with the necessary
quantity of powder and percussion caps, and
in our opinion, somebody's cats will go home
some moonlight night, complaining of feeling
unwell. If they .do, we must be held harm.
A covey came into a tavern in New York,
when we were last in that city. He was
dressed in five jackets, all of which failed
to conceal his raggedness, and as he bolted
in he exclaimed,-" Worse than I look, by
-. But no matter; I've let myself for
fourteen dollars a month, and find, my own
grog and 'lodging." " To do what I" said
the bar-keeper. " To stand at the corner
for a paper-mill sign-' cash for rags'-that's
all. I'm about to enter upon the stationary
business, you see." He tossed off his grog,
and bustled out to begin his day's work.
A gentleman went to the cupboard for a
dram. Being in a state of mental aliena
tion, he swallow ed the contents of -a bottle
which contained oil used for turning light
hair black. He instantly commenced chang
ing color, and has since become a perfect
negro. The deep grief of his beauteous and
devoted wife is absolutely heart-rending.
LasT WINTBR it is said- a cow floated
down the Mississippi on a piece of ice, and
became so cold-that she has milked nothing
but ice crcams ever since.
HAPPY IDEA.--We once knew of a fel
owho'fancied-that he was jackass. The;
beauty of 'it was, he was't much mistaken.
A NEAT TURN.--" Turn out, turn out, or
uy golly I'll serve you as I did a man t'other
lay,"hollowed a Jonathan, who with his
;al in a lumber box,' was about coming in
contact with' a dandy in a fne gig. The'
affrighted city gent quickly turned out, for
be was sadly terrifed at the mysterious
threat, an'd as brother Jonathan was passing,
asked how he served the other man I "Why,
[ turned out myself."
Tua WAY TO MAKE A WATERING-PoT.
Out West, on the Mississippi River, they
have a singular way of making a. useful ar
ticle. Out there mosquitoes are plenty-so
a man on going to 'sleep places his head
in'a cast iron kettle. During .the night
" them critters" and their bills will make a
perfect a watering-pot in trying to get at the
- ARKANSAS BAGGAGE.-" Boy, run up
tairs~ to No. - and1 bring downa my bag
gage-hurry, I'm about moving," said a tall.
Arkansas meat-axe-looking person yesterday
to a waiter at one of' our crack hotels.
"' What is your baggage, massa I"
" Why, three pistols, a pack of cards, a
Bowieknife, and one shirt. You'll find them
all under my pillow."
" Isaac, can you describe a bat I" ''Yes
sir ; he's a flying insect, about the size of a
stopple, has India rubber wings, and a shoe
string tale, he' sees with both eyes ahut and
bites like the devil."
A PRINTER out west whose. ofice is half
a mile from any. other building, and who
hangs his sign on the limb of a tree, adver
tises for an apprentice. lie says,' " a boy
f'om the country would be preferred."
SOCRATES seeing a scolding wife who
had hanged herself on a olive-tree, exclaim- -
od: " Oh ! that all the tr-ees would bear
EYEs Am COLD WATER.-The .aquatic
furor has become so general, that for the
sipe reason that cold water is a pure, nat
ural product, it is claimed to be a universal
ind beneficial application. Arsenic is a
pure, natural, 'and simple 'product; so- is
prsic acid, as obtained from a peach ker
'nal. A single drop of tobacco oil will kill a
cat or dog-in five minutes.
Many persois are daily. ruining their eyes
by opening them in cold water of mornings.
Cold water will harden or roughen the hands,
and much more will it do so-to the aany-fold
more delicate . covering of the eye,. or, the
eye willb in' self-defence,'become scaly in
the manner of' a fish; that is, -the coats of
the eye will thicken, constituting a species
of ctaract which must impair the -sight.
That water, cold and harsh as it is,.shoukd
be applied to the eye' for curative- purposes,
in place 'of that soft, warm, lubricating fluid,
which nature manufacturds for. just. such
prposes, indicates great thoughtless or great
-mental'obliquity, Nothing stronger than
luke warm water should ever be applied'to
theo ee, 'except 'by special medical 'advice,
and un'der special medical supearision ; for
we have only one pair to lose. Even warm
'water shouild be applied only by' closing the
'eye and flapping it aainst the lid with hand
patiently, scarcely letig the fingers toncep
the.lid. This cool the eye more rapidly.
-than cold waterjfoes,.-and without the shock,
whie its soothing effect is delightful, dissol
ving or, washing. out the yellow or. other
mater which may have accumulated., aver
ightl in half-the time required by cold wa
ter3.,-..1a of Health,
THE LOVE CURE,
BY OUR FAMILY.P? t H aI N.
I had already had some skill and notoriety
in my treatment of pulmonary complaints,
and travelling north one summer for health
and rest, I stopped for a few weeks at a beau.
tiful little village near 'the St. Lawrence,
where I was somewhat known.
I had only been in the village two days
when I was called in to see the young daugh
ter. of a wealthy farmer, by the name of
Ida Summer had been belle of the county,
and though only seventeen, her marvellous
beauty had already kindled. a quenchless
flame in the hearts of many an unsuccessful
suitor to her favor.--Frank, confiding and at
once playful. and modest, arch yet innocent,
full of wild spirits, 'yet utterly devoid of 'cou
quetry-to see her was to love her.
I found the peerless girl, whom I had re
membered from the summer before us buoy.
ant and rosy with healh, pale and wan as a
summer cloud, and apparently in the closing
stages of a decline.
A careful investigation into the state of
her lungs convinced me. that hers was a men
tal rather than a physical consumption. I
studied her case carefully, watched the vari
ous expressions of her speaking face, and at
last came to the conclusion~hat her malady
was one purely of the heart.
Of unrequitted affection I I could not
think that-beautiful and good as she was.
The case was a difficult one. Tenderly and.
gently I probed every sounding, but could
arrive at no conclusion. Thus. much I' dis.
covered-that she possessed no particular
regard for any one of the youths far or near,
whose name I could get hold of. And not.
withstanding all my efforts she seemed rapid
I made minute enquiry into all her past.
life and of her mother; but so cautiously as
to let my motive remain unapparent. I
learnt that she had spent a few weeks of the
winter preceding with a friend in an adjoin.
ing town, and from that time had began to
To.that town I. repaired; but by closest
inquiry of one o- two friends in that plac,
could ascertain no clue to her illness. To
all the swains, alike had she been friendly,
but nothing more.
The clergyman-of the, church which she
had attended-and she has been exceedingly
regular ind devout in her attendance--was
and seclusion, an one w o ref Is ft to
in any manner in socialgatherings.. She had
consequently seen nothing of, except while
he was officiating in his pulpit. I made a
pretext to call on him, and found him a man
altogether made after the model of what
might be the highest aspirations of a true
woman's heart. In fact, all the unengaged
young ladies of his parish were well nigh
crazy about him, But to all alike he accor
ded nothing but friendly greeting; and leav.
ing them all sought the privacy, of. his own
He was eminently handsome, and, added
to his tall, manly form and beautifully-chisled
features, he possessed a benignity of expres.
sion that was nearly divine.
I had much conversation with him, and
among other things, I casually -meationed.
Ida Summer and her evidently dying state,
enlarging somewhat on her beauty and good.
His color deepened somewhat ashe assen
ted to my remarks, and expressed his own
regrets at her untimely fate ; but otherwise
he manifested no emotion.
I remarked, before I left him, that it-wvas
time for him to give his pretty paraonage a
"I may .iany years from now," replied
he, with aisudden and deepibg sadness ; " but
early learned to distrust the disinterested
and, abiding affection of our modern young
woman. If r marry I shall probably inarry
late in life."
" A fallacy, take* my word for it; Mr.
Stuart. Our modern women, some of them
are as good and as true as any. of ie names
of oldi Trho thing is to find the right one."
And thus saying, I bade him good morning.
On my return, I. found my patient rather
lower than [ left her.
I'told her I had been to the village of
--. Suddenly and tumultously thetwarin
blood rushed up to her bosom and face, and
she looked at me with her soft, inquiring eyes.
I tola her of her friends, and casually men
tioned the name of the young elsrgyman,
To her clear, blue-vined temples the saine
truant blood sped with fearful force.
I had seen-enough. -I now knew her dis
ease, snd most probably its remedy. I in
stantly wrote a: note to Mr..Stewart merely
" If you would save a life, lose not a mo
ment in hastening to -i, (the name of the
ton.) 'I will await you- at my lodgings."
Sooner than I expected, the young clergy
mm was at my hotel'. I had prepared Ida
for a conversation jwith a clergyman, spec't
fying, however, no one in particular.
I led,him to her chambei', sawv her blush
and start of jdy and modesty.
What 'then :and. there transpired, no one
but the-Great- Searcher of Hearts and the
two of his choicest handiwork thus brought
together-a dying girl and a minister of boa.
en-can answer. I left them alone as long
as I thought her weak state might bear,iand
when I opened~ the door I found him sitting
beside her bed, her slender hand fast locked
i his, and his soul-beaming eyes pouring[life
and love upon her. .
My eyes filled with tears as I caught a
sight: of her radiant face,- so-full 'of peace
and serene bliss and life-but the tears I shed
wrjtbars of joy.
.Njjaiet;with almost on'e bound, re
gained hier health and strength and the glo
riOus representative of God's minister u2o"
ert, sangidg his mind upon the suibjectdI
niatnmonyjin favor'of the '.' right o,'.is'now
ofith f' truly..I happny men n ni-.hanny
in.a:lifejuarriage.;. one every way con
genial with bin, 'every way worthy of
. What a viitu: !is! .How pleasant it
makes us to o'. stes and-all who come
in contact with'd .Hw happy and con
. tented we all a n ourselves who possess
this most agiees rtue! Its possession
is worth a great.~ to every being. No
one can calculate oungf disagreeable
feelings and real appiness inflicted upon
the wbrld by th ant of -good temper in
every relationof. - General Hayne-used
ro say that the t 't requisites in a wife
were good health' good temper. Chiel
Justice Marshll that good temper and
patience .were:as cessaryi ma judge as
learning and tale . e concur with both of
these distinguis men in their estimate
of good temper; :would not.only recom.
mend all the worl ad the rest of mankind"
to have an-eye. not only in the selection
of their wiees es, but in choosing
friends, and ass , and neighbors: It is
in the. power-of agreeable and ill-tem.
pered person to every one unpleasant
about him, .and ro to do it, and him
self into the ba He finds fault where
there is no fault, 'scolds where it would
be better to say thing. An ill-tempered
man makes you "'k what is really true,
that he is alway oking out something to
fiet about-som e to find fault with. No.
thing is to his as it should be. His
temper makes hi ook on the dark'side and
the ugly .side . o ': picture. He sees
nothing bright. eautiful. He takes of.
fence where no ce was intended. He
makes himself:.- rable,'. and everybody
about him unpl i, out of sheer spite.. It
may be suppo t: a bad-tempered .man
is to be pitied, a that he cannot help his
bad temper. i. a mistake--a man may
control -his -tem he will.. Bad temper
and want~of .pa are as much habits as
they are .natnra We get into away of
finding fault,.. offence, criticizing and
scolding and'th etice grows and strength
ens, like .every else,- with cultivation.
Washington w man of high temper and
strong passions t he: had command of
himself -and l restrained his feelings.
He was of a re too noble to forget the
dignity whiqja to high station and po.
sition, and ie r compromitted it by fret.
ting, and scot and worrying,. finding
fault and critic everything that passed
under his eyes. ristotle is said to have ad.
mitted that be= evil disposed, and had,
by nature, a. 'rt, bit had controlled
fti sed-more._ ela
than nature. Hence the care and circum
spection iwhich we should exercise in con
racting bad habits or indulging in evil pro.
pensities. Instead of looking out for.faults,
and errors, and matters to complain of, we
should try to .pass over unnoticed as much
as possible that is calculated to vex, or dis
turb, or make others unpleasant. A. grum
bling spirit is a horrible thing.-Southern
A SKULL WITH. A TONGUE.-When Dr.
John Donne, the fhmous English poet and
divine of the reign of James l., attained pos
session of his living he took a walk into the
charchyard, where the sexton was at the
time digging-a grave, and in the course of
his labor threw up-a skull. This skull. the
doctor took into his hands and found a rusty
heedless nail sticking in the temple of it,
which he drew-out -secretly and wrapped: in
the corner-of his .handkerchief.- He then
demanded of the grave-digger~ whethqr he
knew whose skull that was.- He . said it
was a man's who kept a brandy shop-an
honest drunken fellow who one night hav
ing taken two quarts, was found dead in
his bed next mor-ning. " Had -he a wife I"
" Yes" " What character does she bear I"
" A very good one: only the neighbors re
flect on her because she married the day
after her husband was buried." This was
enough for the doctor who under the pre
tenee of visiting his parishioners, called on
the woman. He iked her several questions,
and among others what sickness he died of.
She giving him the same account he-,had
before received, he. suddenly opened the
handkerchief, and cried in an authoritative
voice-" Womian, do youk know this nail I,
She was struck with horror at the unexpec
ted demand, instantly owned the fact, and
was brought to -4.l and executed. .Truly
might one say, with even m~ -e point than
Hanilet, that that skull bad-a tongue in it.
ORNAXENTAL SHADE TRE~s-William
M. Singleton, esq., of Winchester, Va., com
municates the .allowing to the Commission
er of Patents: ,-.
Of all the ornamental trees propagated
among us, either foreign 'or-native, there is
noune, inmy judgmenit, more desirable -than
the tamiarind. . its growth is- rapid,-its form
symmetrical, its foliage beatifully delicate,
and it is' altogether highly, ornamental ; be
sides, it is perfectly free from blight, ds well
as from the depredations of insects.. If cul
tivated on our western prairies, it 'ould
doubtless form a valuable acquisition
' From thegowth of seine tama .d seeds
which I obtaliei some eight a since, I
have a -tree afanding -jn my yauid eighteen
inches in circumferee. The past season
it perfected itilfrqit, which in quality, wan
equally, as good as that -imported' Tl
seed may be sown in drills about four inches
apart, and coversd from two to three inches
deep with light rich soil. TIidy 'may b.
sown either mn the fall or spring. If-in the
latter, they should be exposed to -the weath
r dui-ing die~ - inier previous, in) order -thai
their hulls or coverings may be acted upor
by'the frost. When grown to a height-o
three or four fpet, the yoeng.trees' may b
trasplanedin the sites where they are .per
A BaD.SrBCULArioN.-It is stated by tbM
Ned Orleans Delta that corn was sold ii
that mark'et, on the- l'theinstant,;a 85 cents
whig?,.Iad beent tidgased'oni spe~iitior
some two: moutlins inte natL1,10,a,jitrec
in .niticination of tIIlf hIg1her prices.
A BRIEF DISCOUrSI.
TxT. -" Their is a way that seemeth right unto
man, but the way thereof is, &c."--PaovERas.
We hope it will not be deemed sacriligious
to quote here,-this sublime precaution from
the oracles of divine truth, as a text to dis
course from in the manner that follows, al.
though in aid of subjects of a somewhat se
cular nature, appertaining however to mor
It may seem right to a' man to neglect
paying his debts for the. sake of lending or.
speculating upon his money, but the end
thereof, is-a bad paymaster.
It may-seem right to a man to attempt to
live upon the fashion of the times, but the
end thereof, is-disgusting to -all sensible
folks, and ruinous to health, reputation, and
- It may seem right to a man to keep bQr
rowing from his neighbors, but the end
thereof, is-very cross neighbors. -
It may. seem right to a man to trouble
himself about his neighbor's business; but
the end thereof, is-the neglect. of his own.
It may-seem.right to a- man to always be
trumpeting his own fame, but the end there
of, is-that his fame don't extend very far.
It may seem riglft to a man-to indulge.
his. children in everything; but the end
thereof, is-his children will indulge in dis.
It may seem right in a man to be con
stantly slandering his neighbors, but the 1
end thereof, is-that nobody will :believe I
anything he says.
It may seem right to a man to attempt. to I
please everybody ; but-the end thereof, is- i
he only excels them in folly. .
It may seem right to a man not to take a
newspaper; but the end thereof, -is--that a .
man has a vain idea of what is right, and I
his family are totally ignorant of. the ordina.
ry occurrences of the day.
It may seem right to a man to worship a
creature more than the Creator; but the end
thereof, is-an idolator.
It may seem right for a man to obtain his
news by borrowing of his neighbors; but
the end thereof, is-fraud upon the printer.
It may seem right to a man to be inces
santly occupied in hoarding up treasures of
this world ; but the end thereof, is-he has
none in the world to come.
It may seem right to us to further extend
this discourse at the expense of the reader;
but the end thereof, is-here.-Exchange.
d SECRET OF MASONRY DISCOVERED.
We get from the -Boston Gazette a very
good story of-a wife, whose husband was a
very worthy practical member of the order
him, and labeled " Private." 0 course
this was suflicient for female curiousity, and
therefore she indulged in an inspection.
Blankets, baby linen, &c., greeted her as
tonished eye-sight, and dreams of "two
families" floated thro' her brain. The hus
band soon came in, and after tea, when his
wife discovered in his eye the treachery of
his conduct, as she supposed, he took the t
bundle and went out-but not alone, for the
jealous wife was on his track. The faithless t
husband little imagined that she who suppo'
sed herself so foully wronged was hovering
after him. He stopped at the house of a
friend, who also joined him in carrying a -t
similar bundle. The wife became doubly.
excited, for the prospect of having a .co-n1
panion in misery -did not impress her wvith
the ideas of a division of her grief, but -only
an addition to it. She kept'elose by, and soon
they halted before- asmall tenement, which
they entered. Here she paused to hold
a council of war. ,What tactics to follow
she was in doubt, but determined at length
to storm the citadel. She knocked, and
hastily brushed by a-little child, and in- a
second burst upon- the-astonished husband,
the embodiment-of injured, innocence. Her -
feelings were about to 'express themselves,
when the scene before her caused her to re
flect. A. poor woman on..a rick bed, a babe
not old enough for christening, a thild in a
rib, and two little girls; in a bed -met her
eye. She read the, story at a glance, and
returned home under escort of her husband
and his friend, who assured her that she had
discovered the great secret of -Masonry.
N. 0. Picayune. -
-CURE FOR RUEUMATKsX.-AN old lady of
or acquaintance, who has cured herself and
many other perspons of- rheumatic pains by aj
very simple process, -furnuishes us-with -the
following remedy, Avich we lay before. our
riders, that those who desire to do so may
try it, If it does .no good it costs but little,
and can do no harm: " Take a handful of
polk root and half a pint of- tar, stew- thein
together for half an hour, then .spread the
pitch on a-piece of sheepskin, and when cold;
apply it-on thie bottoms of the feet, and there
remain a day or two, by whicli time the rheu
matic pains will have disappeared." 1
THE LAS-r NoTno.-'IThe Philadelphia
Times says that decidedly the coolest speci
men of Yankeedom we have .seen during
this hot weather, is the ma who . walked
into oui sanctum the other day, -and exhibi
ted a dozen tin shirt-collars for our inspec
tion. We were not *prepared' -for this-inno
vation on the linen trade, arid were about to
pronounce the notion impracticable, when
the exhibitor -triomiphantly- pointed .to his
own collar, saying : " D'ye ;tii itis 'col
lar will wilt?" ODa taking another look, we
found it to be the- " genuine- -tin,'-' but not
observable except on close lnspectidn. The
thermoneter stogd at 06 degrees, but had
no effect on the:- new Yankee collar.. . We
advise all who wish -to -.-cheat washerwomnan
and the 'starch. manufacturer to substitute
panted tin for linen, for over them -perspira
tion hath no. power.-.
TH:Editor of the Houston (Texas) Tel.
graph has been shown a new kind of corn, call.
ed Canada Prolific,',a sliagle grain of which pro
duces from- twelve to fifteen stalks, each.bear-iig
from one to two ears, It .s maid to maturein
about two months,and the grii is exceedingly.
. THE HABITATION UF OUELTY .
The present state of Feejee is deplorable
in the extreme, notwithstanding the numerous
triumphs of the Gospel there. A' few inci
dents given in Wesleyan Missionary' Notices
by an eye-witness, illustrates the actual .con.
dition of the 'islanders:
Strangling -ot widows has engaged our
frequentattention, and called forth.ourutmost
energies. Six or. eight women have 'been
directly saved from this inhuman practice by
our interposition,and several others indirectly
and principally by the influence of"what we
have done. Some of these hive subsequently
!atued. - These scenes require no ordinary.
promptitude and sacrifice. We hav.e to adopt
the Feejeean national custom of presenting
property when requesting a favor, and hitherto
ach life has involved the expense of about
But sometimes our interference is prevented.
and sometimes it is spurned and ineffectual.
A few months ago a man died in a heathern
town within a mile of 'ours.' Mr. Malvern
and I hastened to the abode of death; but the
people fearing our arrival, and having heard
)f our success in other quarters, had already
strangled the widow. We entered the house
and there were the husband and wife both
sleeping in death. W 'examined the woman's
body ; but the last spark of life was extin
gished. Ah ! -and there stood the son of
hose now dead, who, with fiendish expression
lifted up his hands, and; told as that by those.
hands his mother died !
" Ah I" was- our language," this is seen in
EHeaven ;.this will got be forgotten in Heaven ;
ts punishment will follow."
A few weeks afterwards I stood by an
>pen grave in that town. I had gone in gur
mit of the widow of a young man, brought
some a corps from war. Her friends had
sonsigned her to our care, and' she had es
saped from us. I stood by the open grave that
[-might witness the ceremony of a heathen
urial; the 'corpse was brought out shrouded
n mass; a bullet had pierced the brain.. I
ooked upon the dead ; I recognized the fea.
urea ; it was the .matricide !
" Ah!" I exclaimed, as the corpse. was laid
n its last resiing-place, ' did we not speak
he truth when we said: ".His sin was seen
n Ileaven ; its punishment would follow !"
Several women have, in spite of our efforts
>een strangled; and wherever there is a-son
se. is chosen to be the principa.l agent in the
nurder of his mother. Within my own
cowledge, a father has, with his own bands,
frocated (by choking or gagging) his own
laughter who was sick. One day, standing
y the corpse of a warrior painted and black.
med as if for war, the club lying by his side,
turned rountLto his brother and' inquired
e cuse of his. death. The reply from
uffocated him !
Infanticide is written on another page of
eejeean life. I wish to confine my-illustra
ions as much as'possible to cases that bear
lirectly upon the point, and that have passed
nder the immediate notice of myself or
other missionaries, or. credible informants.
nothing do I state on mere rumor., A woman
>rought me a child, who from want of pop.
r treatment was nearly dead. I undertook.
o prescribe for it, if the mother would reside
or a time in the house of one of my servants,
o that I might see that it met with proper
ttention. My treatment was successful;
he disease was subdued; the child 'could
Lgain run about,. talk, and eat; in a.day-or
wo the mother 'could have returned to her
'riends, but maternal patience was exhausted,
md one night she suffocated it.
A man was informed that his. wife had
riven birth to a daughter. Hearing of its
Ex, he at once directed it to be strangled.
gain a female child was spared for sevei-a:l
nonths; its death wvas then resolved upon by
he parents. ~They dug a deep hole ib- the'
entre of the earghen floor of their houser
he father flung into the -grave his helpless
mnd innocent babe. He then cast some heavy
sntories with violence upon it, and'filled up the
rave with earth. 'These inhuman parents
itill occupy. that, house. They daily tread
over the decaying remains of their murdered
child.--Such is Feejse at the present day.
OUR GRAIN .MARKET.--Our market this
eason will present the' unusual feature of.a
large foreigit export of wheat.: 'We 'learn
that a single house in this . city - has
received notice of. consignments to the
amount of two hundred, thousand bushels.
This, though a large item in the business, is
ar from embracing the whole. Nearly all
of East Tennessee, - the Northern part of
Georgia, the Western part of North Caroli
na, and the Upper Districts of our own
Stat, an immense region, admirably adap
ted' for the culture of wheat, will furnish their
contingents of our market during the present
year, and -promise an indefnnite incea sein
uture years. With. proper arrangements
on the part of our merchants,- and proper
asilities on the part of' our railroads, we
have every righ t to expect that hereafter ihe
exportation of wheat and loui- from Charles-.
ton will form one of the leading.- fea'tuz'es in
our comdercial records. -
'T'hus far, our-exports of wheat have been
mostly to Northern ports'; but we learn
that arrangements have 'been effected for
Bhiments to Europe, where, we have reason
to eleve, the im'perior qtality of Southern
grain will make it-a favorite.-Charleston
Mercury. -' -. -
- IPonlTANT 'HIT To-.ARNsTs.-Fewii
prets realize how much their chidren may
be taught at home, by de'voting a'- fetr mo
ment( to their instruction every'day.. Let
a -parent make the experimnent with is .son
f ten years old, for a single week, and only
dring the hours which are- bot' spent- at
school. Let himn rake a 'companion of hie
child, converse- wi th him familiarly, put to
him qbestions, answer inquiries, comni-i
cate facts, the result of his readingor obser
vation, awakemi. his curiosity, explain diffi.
culties, the -meaning of .thingu,.and all this
in a~ easy, plafyful mianner, without seeming
to impose atask, and ho 2.ill-himself'be- as
tonished at the .progresjhich.will be made,
Toline*-are wAnted to fdll .out hile bo
-isin aid-.a rd-:an d herw-thbv'sier,5
BLESSINGS OF 1, FEE .UL.. =''
We publish below some extraet .f '
letter written by Cornelia Hauriaon, the
of John W. Harrison, to a gentinaw
village, as a warning to allceloi I pe
who, like Harrison, may fesl illined
leave a comfortable-home and-thriving, i
Mess, with the delusive-hope of bettering thel
fortunes-and sobial conditio,:by en igra4o
to, so-called free couniie,.
Our 'readers in the village, wio
Harrisoni, need not be remind 4of his oon
tion before he left here *ith~1t fiadiilyl
Jamaica; but for the' idformti of thi
who did not know him, *e state tjatr
ten years ago he' r'qmoved with his
family (a wife and several children
-Columbia to this village; he'prche
very comfortable residince, and fob
seven years carried -on successfully 'be
ness of- Boot-Making; during all t,
he'was held in high respect by theg
men of the village, as were" his wife.
daughter by :t1e.ladies.. .as. coloed
they respected themselves, land rem
their true position, and in consequqaes
ed the esteem-no( others. AboutLthe .y
1851, some relative of the. fawly .iad
them to-eirnigrate-to Jamaica, ddi'g
have been expected, disappoi
ships and want, have been .t s
quences of their experiment. e dy
extracts from the letter allu .-to llT,
feel assured, excite the :deepest syimpatpi
of.all. who read them: - - .
"KINGsTON' (Jamaica,) Jue2, 186
Respected $ir: Once moreL te up
pen to write you a' few jes;.,
know how to. express myself, my case ir
distressing; I feel that I can't stand
hardships of Jamaica much longer; I
your advice,as I want to try and geb
children back to' Charlestop ; the chi
were' brought awayi' so I think they,
to be able to return without :auch diffipn
but I don't know when ILwill get jnopsy:
pay. our expenses. Once more I rmust
you to use your infleeace to' -get oy ..a
rent; I am ashamedto trouble you; but
distresses are so. great, I am compelled
trouble yod; -but mny distresses are so'
I am eniipelled to beg 'your assistanjp.
would leave Jamaica this- moment if I
"My poor husband. came home to see
last.month'; he does--ot look like the -as
man; his constitution is completely bro
down, and he is out of employment,. so
only can tell what is to 'become of us.
eldest son speaks of returning to Barn
*" I have just rec-eived a letter from
pogr husband, it ist almost too distress'
read'; I don't know 'no other way but
most starve.,to- death; !'expect we will
and see after My kose rent for me. By
doing you will oblige a poor, humble, be
broken creature. - C. Hsasow.
Pi evioas letters tell of the death of-on
her sorts, 'and that the other and her husb
unable to" procure employment in Jain
had been compelled to leave her and
for it 'elsewhere. Tlie laws of this S
prohibitthe return of free persons of co
unless authorized by an act of :the Leg'
ture, and heretofore our Ligisla
steadfastly and. wisely refused all sduh
plications; yet we believe that such -
as Harrison's would be favorably conside
and permitted as exceptions -to the gee
rule, weore it not for the' constant aita
of the question' of-slavery by the abolitio
and fanatics'of the North.anid Northwe
We commend to. the abolitionists, a
onworthy of their".attention, the .face(
this poor. faily, are anious to ,ren'oteQ
to Massachueetts, Ohio) or England, r
Slaveholding South Carolina.--Bara
A VWoApoND- SiALT 'THou BE. qi
EAnT.-A statemeont 'is going the r
ofthe papers saying that " Matt Word
murderer' is in. New Orleans diivag
.horses, and enjoying .all tbM cortsi
life usually extended to respectabl*' met
'A correspondent of the Now York.0
ver-in'writing fromi New Orleans sy
is a great niistake, and adds:
At the ~St. Charl'es Hotel last wista
balls,every lady who. knew what ho
refused-his hand in dancing, ad no ft
or brother would introduce him to their
tives 'He is considered here as a inuw
and an ontcast,with the mark of Cain
ded on his brow.
RoE.--yameslye& the- flown,-#nd
the propirietors of Myers and Madi in,
uscompany, met with an~ uniimely,
~while performiigenm the slack'tope at
va afewilays snice. The ring by1
the rope was fastened gave, way, thrt
'him to th9 ground with so muach force
dash his brains out.
LARGE AMOUNT OR Cr.krus.-Tkeat
of Government ecl,aImug to come befi
Court at Washington is over 40;0
proinent among 'wilh are the 4eins
'the old'Conti'uental inoney 'ara theP
ial scrip; iished: to' impport Ih'eget
through the Revolutionary tzgij
adaqces to the Govermnent datingth
aftervards repudi~i. The FrenchE
'tion men have decided aot'-to-petitic
'aouit, despite thi PresidentJvete'
A fellow at a race course was .s
about the track with moreliquor afiann
"Halloal-.what's the matter ubet
chap, whom the 'Iebriated 'individka
"Whabo-Mhy," . si the fdoy
'that bd~ias hardly-able'to z..
is, a lot.of 'myfriends have a"
on the rae t(r~day and they bigb.
the'stakes. _ __ _
'-.a TiE Caux --A to
water, na sd to the 9 q
ses relief to this pai