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.. bURISOEc & SOIL, Proprietors. EDGEFIEL0 , S. C., AUGUST 15, 1855.
From the Olive Branch.
"YOU WILL TABTIETO DIE."
Years ago, a young housekeeper, far away
in the West was solicited by an elderly ser
vant, to attend a weekly' meeting.
" O 1 have not time, Mrs. O'malia," she
-replied. ." The baby will cry-Mrs. Smith
'will call probably-[ wish to finish the gar.
:ment I have had on hand so long-positive
1ly, I have not time to go."
" You will take time to die, Madam-par.
don my boldness," she responded, sorrowful
ly and sternly.
That arrow hit its mark. !4 the excuses
offered by that thoughtless young lady had
be W empty as the wind; the babe 'would
have been safe with its nurse: the work was
mere pastime, and the visitor was not, cer
tainly, expected. -That humble follower of
Jesus, with the checked. apron and wide
bordered,. white muslin cap, was to her a
" preacher of righteousness" more potent
than hundreds of the learded and talent had
been ; and she quailed beneath the fixed
gaze of her cdlm blue eye, and kept silence
like a chastised child.
Mrs. Gray went to that meeting, and there
she learned to pray. She always had " time"
to go afterwards; plenty of "time" for
every good word and work, and no presen.
timents about baby crying or ladies calling
--he was a Christian. That word in sea
son saved her; and Jif she is now set as a
jewel in the crown of the Redeemer, next
to him, thanks to that humble Irish woman.
" You will take time to die," is a good
text-it is a whole sermon. We might all
preach such sermons, as we have opportuni
ty: but we seldom think of it. We are all
under obligations to preach, daily, and if we
realized as we ought, that we must" take time
to die," we. would find time to attend to the
things that concern the life to come. Few, in
deed, to those persons who plead want of
" time" to attend to the concerns of the soul,
have" not time" for idle amusement, for dress
and display, for the incipient steps to wealth
and fame-they "take time" for all these
Reader, is there poverty you are wishing
to relieve, when you have time ? Is there
one poor, breaking heart to which you mean
to apply the balm of sympathy when you
have time? Is there any one wandering in
the road to eternal death, whose attention
you hope to arrest, by a well. directed word,
when you have time; we tell you solemnly
-as we hope for heaven-the time is Now !
The poor might starve; the last heart.strain.
ing of the sorely tried might snap asunder ;
the wonderer from God might pass beyond
the reach of mercy ; while you coldly pur
suing your daily round of cares, .insult hu. t
manity. and God, by promising to do your
duty when you have time. Do it now.
Could we realize that we must " take time
to die"-that the Death angel is hovering
about our path, his purpose fixed, his arrow
forever pointed-could we realize that hour
when his barb shall be planted in our bo
oms, when-tears, -nor prayers, nor love can
pluck it out. 0, could we realize that hour i
when its.poison will rankle in every vein,
and paralyze every nerve, when the pulse
will die away to come again more faintly, t
and the spasmodic mouth will gasp at the r
free air of heaven, to close again unsatisfied; i
?when the ague of deatlr will be upon us; and
ithe physician wvill shake his head .and-.whis.1
-per, "It is almost-over.' Could we realize all
this, would we not write upon all life's duties
Time speeds as the whlirlwind. That taast
great battle, whose history was nelier written
is almost here to all?-let us " take time" for
every good word and workc, that when the
cry shall come..at midnight, "Behold the
Bridegroom cometh,". we may 1he ready to
go the (east of Eternal Lots, leaving earth
stains and anguish behind,
- NDTING-rlB 'THE IJILE.
'The circumsatanc'j itself occuredi in the
ftarn of Warrentor., and tras related there at
B Shte meeting, by a gentleman of respecta
bility and vere.city connected wvith the So
The tircumstance itself occured .in the
. followfng words: About three years ago
;twe' little boys, decently clothed, the eldest
appearing about thirteen;* and- the'. younger
eleven 'called at the lodging-house for va
grants, in' this, town for a night's 'lodging.
The keep~er of the Hfouje '(very properly)
tookmte to the :vagrant's office to be ex
Thied; and if proper objects, toberelieved.
-Teaccount they gave of themselves was
extremely affecting, and no doubt was enter-..
.tained of its trnth. It appears that but- a
.fsw weeks had elapsed since these poor little
-wanderers had resided with their parents in
-London.' 'The typhus fever, however, in one
day carried or both father and~mother, leav
ing the orphans.- in. a- wide world, without
home and'without friends.- Immediately af
ter the last'tribute- 'had been- paid to their
i-rents' menfory, hauing an uncle living' in
tverpool, poor and 'destitute as they were,
they resolved .to go and 'throw themselves
,upon his protection. .Tired, therefore, .and,
-faint, they arrived-in this toWnon'their way.
Two bundles contained their little all. In
the youngest boy's pocket was found,-neatly
covered- and 'carefully preserved, a Bible.
TFhe keeper of the lodging-house, addressing
~the little 14, -said, " You haye neither mo
fney nor meat,-'vill you sell re' this~ Bible I
mi ll.give youi five shillings for it.""' No ;"
ealdsimed he, (the tears rolling down his
one.inir-cheeks,) "I'll starve first." Hie
them asid.-'" These are plenty of booksato
-beibeught besiddid this; yby do you love
this Bible so niuch l'y; He replied, "No
boek has stood my friend- so muchb as-my
ibe" aWhy, what has yo~ur Bile done
for yes be said. - He answered : " When
1 was siittle boy,.about seven years of-age,
-I tasaine a. Sunday scholar in.-London.
T'hrough the kind attention of my master7 I
soor learned to read -mny' Bible-the Bible,
a Iwas, showed' me that I was a
,neand a great. one too, It ils6 pointed
ime a Saviou-; and I thasik God tinat I have
found mercy at the hands of Christ, and I
am not ashamed to confess him before the
To try him still farther, six shillingswere
then offered him for the Bible. "No ;" said
he; for it has been my support all the way
from London ; hungry and weary, often
have I sat down by the wayside to read my
Bible, and have found refreshment from it."
Thus did he experience the consolation of
the Psalmist, when he said, " Thy comforts
have refreshed my soul." He was then
asked. " What will you do when you get to
Liverpool, should your uncle refuse to take
you in I" The reply may excite a blush in
many Christians: " My Bible tells me,''
said he, " when my father and mother for.
sake me, then thej Lord will take me up."
The man could go no father, for the tears,
choked his utterance, and they both wept
together. They had in their pockets tickets
as rewards for their good conduct, from the
school to which they belonged, and thankful.
ness and humility were visible in all their
At night, these two orphans, bending their
knees at the side of the bed, committed
themselves to the care of their Heavenly
Father-to Him whose ears are open to
the prayers-of the poor and destitute ; and
to Him who has said, " Cull upon me in the
lay of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou
shalt glorify me." The next morning these
refreshed little wanderers arose early, dress
d themselves for their journey, and set out
for the town of Liverpool; and may He who
hears the ravens when they cry, hear and
answer their petitions, guide then through
time, and bless them in eternity !-Christain
SwEADai.-The following good anecdote
a told of Henry Ward Beecher, by a New
Irork correspondent of the Newburyport
One of the warmest Sabbaths of last sum
ner after the usual preleminary services, he
hrose to announce the subject of his morn
ag's discourse; and looking around upon
he large congregation, passed his right hand
cross his' forehead and through his hair, and
n a cool and off-hand manner made the re
nark-"IT IS D-----D HOT!" -
The congregation was startled into wake.
ulness; and many just composing themselves
'or a good. nap-for some will nap in'church
even under such preaching as Henry Ward
Seecher's-opened their eyes in blank as
onishment. After a brief pause, the eccen
rio divinewenroirtbsay :
" Such is the expression which I heard
sed by no less than. fifteen persons, calling
hemselves gentlemen of respectability, in
valking from my residence to church this
norning, and the majority of those fifteen
een persons are now within the sound' of
ny voice. Who are'ye that- has not heard
he divine command-" Swear not at all I"
k!d he went on to give then such a lesson
n profanity that few but him can give, and
vhich none who heard him will soon forget.
ABSURDITIES OF LIFE.
Not to go to bed when you are sleepy, be
ause it -is not a certain hour.
To stand in water up to your knees fbsh.
ng for trout, when you can buy them in a
lean, dry market.
Men committing. suicide to get rid of a
hort.life, and its evils, which must necessa
ily terminate in a few years and thus. enter
ng upon one which is to last forever, and
he evils of which they- do not take the
isest method of avoiding.
People of exqdisite sensibility, 'who can
ot bear to see an animal put to death, show
ng the uitmost attention to the variety and
thundance of their tables.. -
To buy a horse of a near relation, and
)elieve every word he says in praise of the
mimalhe is. desirous to dispose of.
The perpetual .struggle of affection to
pass for an oddity.
To send your son to travel into foreign,
3ounties, ignorant of the history, constitu
tion, manners, and language of his own.
To call a man. hospitable who' indulges
n vanity by displaying his service to his rich
aeighhor frequently, but was never 'known
o give a dinner to-any one really in want
Trhat. any . man should despair of success
n the most foolish undertaking, in a world
overstocked with fools.
'seh a man is in -debt to you in a large
um of money, and has no means in posses.
son'or. in prospect of paying you--that it.
may be utterly impossible for him to earn it
by his industry, you immure him in 'a prison.
To he passionatein your family, and ex
pet them to be placid.
-To'pronounce those the most pious us:ho
neverabsent themselves from church.
Tro take offence at the address or carriage
of any man with whose mind and conduct
we are umacquainte.d.
Tro laugh at the appearance or manners
of foreigners, 'to whom we -must appear
To occupy the attention of. a large com
pany by the recital of an occurrence inter
esting to yourself alone..
Not to wear a great coat when your joints
are aching wvith rheumatismi lest we should
be thought delicate.
THE VALUE oF PoLITENESs.-Mr. Butler,
of Providence, Rhode Island, a millionaiie
who died some six years ago, was so obli..
g'n that he re-opened his store one night
soely to supply a little girl with a spool of
thread which she wanted. The incident be
came known, (Mr. Butler was a young ma~n
at. the time,) and the trading public wisely
thought that this accommodating spirit, as
shown in this trifling affair, and in the gone
ral conduct of his business, deserved a good
run of .custom, which they gave, and placed
him on the track of high prosperity. He sub
scribed the sum of $40,D00 towvards found
ing a hospital for the insane in Rhode Island,
through the benevolent persnasion of Miss
GREAT ien neeffet anything. It is
your three cent folks (hat put on airs, swell
sld act thie jomp. The difference, between
the; tw6 is as great as 'between a' barrel of
THE ORIGINAL YANKEE DOODLE.
It may be some of our readers have never seen
the words of the orignal Yankee Doodle, sung by
our forefathers in the times which tried men's souls,
as the collector on a newspaper said. We are led
to believe that it will prove interesting even to those
who may have seen it in days gone by and therefore
Father and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Goodin ;
And thar we seen the boys and gals,
- As thick as hasty pudding.
Corn-stalk twist your hair,
' Cart wheels surround you;
Fiery dragoons carry you off,
And mortal pusts pound you.
There was General Washington.
And all the men about him
And they were so darnation proud,
They could'nt do without him;
He had a feather in his hat,
That looked so mighty sprucy;
If Pd had money I'd made a swop,
And got it for our Jerusha.
le had a ribbon around his waist,
That was so gay and shiney ;
I swar I wanted it mighty bad,
To take to my Jemima.
And there they had a big round thing,
Its head was made of leather;
They beat on it with two little sticks,
And called the men together.
And there they had a little stick,
With five or six holes bored in it:
It played a line so darnation slick,
It scared me for a minit.
And there they had an iron gon,
That roared like a bull-and louder,
And every time it fired off,
It took a horn of powder.
EtIILDING ON TEE SAND.
'Tis well to woo, 'tis well to wed,
For so the world has done
Siree myrtles grew, and roses blew,
And morning brought the sun.
But haye a care ye young and fair
Be sure ye pledge with truth,
Be certain that your love will wear
Beyond the days of youth.
For if ye give not heart for heart,
As well as hand for hand. . .
You'll find you've played the unwise part,
And " built upon the sand."
'Ti. well to save, 'tis well to have
A goodly store of gold,
And hold enough of the shining stuff,
For charity is cold.
But place not all your hopes and trust
In what the deep mine brings ;
We cannot live on yellow dust,
Unmixed with parer things.
And he who piles up wealth algne,
Will oIlen have iostand
Beside his ooferchest, and own
'Tim " built upon the sand."
'Tis good to speak in kindly guise,
And soothe where'er we can ;
Fair speech should bind the human mind,
And love link man to man.
But'stay not at gentle words,
Let deeds with language dwell,
The one who pities starving birds,
.Should scatter crumbs as well.
The mercy that is warm and true,
Must lend a helping hand ;
For those whotalk, yet fail to do,
But " buildupon the sand."
RiULES F01. SELF-GOVERIEN.
Always sit next to the carver, if you can,
Ask no woman her age,
Be civil to rieli uncles and aunts.
Never joke with policeman.
Take no notes or gold with you at a fan-.
y bazaar-nothing but silver..
Your oldest hat, of course, for an even
Dog't play at chess with a widow.
Never- contradict a man -who stuters..
Pull down .the blind before you put on
Make friends with the stewart on board a
steamer-there's'no-knowing how soon you
may be placed in .his power.
In every strange house it is as well to en.
quire where the brandy is kept-only think
if you were taken ill in the middle of the
Never answer a crossing sweeper-Pay
him or else. pass 'quickly -and silently on.
One word, and you are lost.
Keep your secrets. Tell no human being
you dye your whiskers.
Nevrer offend a butler-the wretch bas
*too many chances of retaliation.
Write not one letter more than you can.
help. .The man who keeps up.a lairge cor
respondence is a -martyr tied, not to the
take but to the post.
Wind up your conduct'like your watch,
once every day, examining minutely whether
you are " rast," or " slow."
"Docroz, that ere rats bane of yourn Is
fust rate," said a Yankee to a village apoth
"Know'8 it!" said the pleased vender of
drgs. " Pon't keep anything but firs rate
" And doctor," said the joker coolly, "I
want to' buy another pound of y~e."
"' Another pound!"
" Yes, I gin that pound I iought the other
day to a pesky mouse, and it made him
dreadful sick, and I any sure another pound
woud kill him 1
WR&T', NSTITUTES RICHES.
"To be rich'said Mr. Marcy, our wortiy
the Secretary df State, requires only a satis
factory conditio'n- of the mind. One man
may be rich aith a hundred dollars, while
another in the possession of millions, may
think himself por; and as the necessities
of life are enip ed by each, it is evident the
man who is tl.bat satisfied with his posses.
sions, is the rier."
To illustratejhii idea, Mr. Marcy related
the following. cdote:
"While I wa4.Governor of the State of
New Yofk," sid he, " I was called upon
one morning at y office by a rough speci
men of a back odsman who stalked in and'
commenced',copersation by inquiring " if
this was Mr. y "
I replied ta at was my name.
" Bill Marcy said he. I nodded assent.
Used to lv4 in Southport, didn't yet"
I answered i -the affirmative, and began
to feel a little a 'ous to know who my visi
tor was, and i .t he was driving at.
" That'sw told 'em," cried the back
woodsman, b ing his hand down on his
thigh with t ndofs force; "I told 'em
you was the same old-Bill Marcy who used
to live in Sout Irt, but they wouldn't be
lieve it, and I- j ised the next time I came
to Albany to . ' and see you and find out
for sartin. Whdon't you know me, Bill?"
I didn't a -ike to ignore his acquain
tance altoge but for the life of me I
couldn't reco ever having seen him be
fore, and so I lied that he had a familiar
countenance, that I was not able to call
him by name.".
" My name ack Smith," answered the
backwoodsman, '"and we used to go to
school together rty years ago in the little
red school-h in old Southport. Well,
times has c since then, and you have
become a great n and got rich, I suppose!"
I shook my lidand . was going to con
tradict that -im ion, when he broke in:
"Oh, yes, y I know you are rich;
no use denying. You was Controller for
-for a long ti and the next we heard
of. you, you -Governor. You must
have made a of money, and I am glad
of it, glad.t on getting along so smart.
You was alw' smart lad at school, and
I knew ydur ome to something."
opinion, but- told him-tha political life did
not pay so well -as-he imagined. " I sup
pose," said I, " fortune has smiled upon you
since you left Southport I"
"Oh, yes," said'he, " I hain't got nothing
to complainof; I must say I've got along
right smart. You see, shortly after you left
Sorhport,.ourrwhole'family moved up into
Vermont, and put right into the woods, and
I reckon our family cut down more trees and
cleared more land than any other in the
" And so you have, made a good thing of
it. . How much do aou consider yourself
worth I" 1 asked, reeling a little curious to
know what he considered a fortune, as he
seemed to be so well satisfied -with his.
" Well," he replied, "I don't know ex
actly how much I am worth, but I think,"
straightening himself up, "if all my debts
were paid, 1 should be worth three hundred
dollars clean cash." And he was rich; for
e was satisfied.
Music FROX TINE IRON HORSE !-A Wor
ester paper says that an enterprising me
hanic of that town has made an. inventionl
by which-steam whistles can he made to
discourse sweet musie'--thus, says the au
thority from whichi we quote, making those
uisances quite as ornamental as useful.
What an improvemnent that will be when it
omes into generil use! For instance, app
pose-we are a young married man, (req s
some imagination we admit) and have to
leave the endearmnents of home for business
elsewhere. We get into the cars feelItng
dreadfully if not worse-the bell gives the
parting tinkle, the wheels rumbled slowly
out of the depot, and at that moment the
whistle strikes up. "%Cl, Susanpahit don't
you -cry for me !"-shouldn'e we he touched,
and yet consoled? Then further along, an
ignoramus, as ignloramuises will-, is seen
walking on the track, and- in'mediltely,
Gt out of the way, Old Dan.TIucker!I"
starts him off' as promjtly. as the hiss of a
rattlesnake,.but still with an agreeable ez'
bilaraton. But a dog has to be run over
the. thing. is -inevitable-but there is some
conslation in " Old Dog Tray" -played as
a coplimentar i-equiem. When not other
wise emplye'didacti .str-ains might be
given,'as, "Wake up.lakol*" the-fire wants
poking"-orthe night train might solilouize,
" We won't go home jill mornog." -nd
one instance more-the young married man,
so ingeniously ' anp si above, having got
through his business, - is returning-as the
cars begin to slackenthsir pace, what would
bemore tonchinglyaporae than " Home
again, hioms agaio" p'ye with a forty
horse power pathos!W have said enough
-hrry up the musical engines!
Waruanas..The editress of the Lancas
tr Literary Gazette says she would-as soon
nestle her nose in a- ist'-s - nest of swingle
t'w, as allow aman'with whiskers to kiss
her; to which tie- New .Orleans Bee some
what imngallantly responds:
" We don't believe , a word of it! The
obbjetions which some ladies pretend to
have to whiskers all arise from-envy.- They
don't have a#y': They 'wdhid if thby could,
but the fact is,.the continual motion of the -
lower jaw is fatal to their owth. The
ladies-God bless them !-adop our fashion
asfast as they can. :Lok at the depreda
tions the dear creatures have, committed on
our' wardrobe the last few jears.e They
have appropriated our- shirt bosoms, gold
studs and all. -They -have encircled -their
sf bewitching neck in onr standing collars
and ra drriingUsmeii to llatiles and
turn downs. Their .innocent little he4~ts
have been palpitating in the inside of our
waistoats, instead of thumping-against the
outside, as naturally intended. They have
thrust their pretty feet and ankles through
thinkaboutables-in -short, as Micawber
would say, breeches. And they are skip.
ping along the streets in our highbeeled
boots. Do you hear, gentlemen?' we say
FRUIT AS AN ARTICLE OF FOOD.
Were we of the South, to cultivate and
use fruit-more as a standard article of food,
instead of eating it indiscriminately between
meals, we should be all healthier people.
We consume too much meat at our meals,
neglecting the fruits which a beneficient
Providence has blessed us with. Were we
to-break-fast on milk or coffee, with figs and
nutmeg or christina melons, dine on such
meats as the taste or purse will permit, with
vegetables to match, and a dessert of water
melon grapes, apples, pears, peaches, &c.,
and sup on a cup of aromatic tea, with
strawberries and cream, we might dispense
with the pastry cook, and the Doctor, provi.
ded we would eat no fruit between meals.
It is not a little astonishing, that with the
immense amount of fruit produced at the
South, it does not diminish the consumption
of meat and bread. There is no doubt but
that the summers of the South would be the
healthiest portion of the year, were we only to
use fruit as a necessary article of food. When
we say fruit, we do not mean the- trash that
stand for weeks on the trucksters stalls of
th cities; but that which is picked fresh,
every morning, from our own vines and trees.
Most of our fruits abound in sugar, which is
nourishing, cooling and healthy,. whilst the
nests consumed, abound in oil, which is
eating, stimulating, and predisposing to fe.
rers. Some of the healthiest people in the
world live in the tropical regions, whose
breakfast consist' of oranges, pine apples,
ig' or bananas-dinner of mellons.and rai.
sins-supper of dried fruits with tea or coffee,
rhey have learned to adapt their food to the
limate and the wise provisions of Providence,
and when we do the same, we shall be a
healthier people.-Soil of the South.
TUE Springfield Repnbican adds to the
tory of the man, who when told by his
landlord that he couldn't leave his house
util he paid his bill, replied,- "Good; just
Put that in writing, make a regular agree.
nent of it; I'll star with you as long as.I
ive !" the following:-It must havexbeen
no same ,mwvumaz wnw, wuu pur ager
arried, was yet too susceptible to let the
irls alone; and of whom is told this cir.
,umstance. He was riding with one of the
Pair sex " all a summer's day," and acciden.
ally-men's arms awkard things, are ever
n the way-dropped an arm around her
aist. No objection was made for a while,
nd the arm gradually relieved the side of
he carriage of the presure upon it. But of
sudden, whether from a late, recognition
f the impropriety of the thing, or the sight
f another beau coming, never was clearly
vident, the lady started with volcanic ener
y, and with a flashing eye, exclaimed: "Mr.
-, I can support myself!" " Capital!" was
he reply, "you are just the girl I've been
ooking for these five years-will you marry
ADVANCE PAYMENT FOR NEwsPAPERs.
o subscriber worth retaining, will object
o pay-in-advance system. Those who wan
ed to hear Jenny Lind sing, had to pay in ad
ance and what are her divinest strains comn
ared with those which ~flow from editorial
enst You can't take your seat in rickety
ailoach, or fly-from the-track railroad car,
rithout paying in* advance for -the risk of
eing killed. If you would hear a concert,
literary lecture, or seea Tom Thumb or
ie Siamese Twins, you must plank. down
or twenty-five cents, or fifty or one hun
Ird cents before you can pass the threshold.
ay, if any one has so little regard for his
wn character as to want- to hbay Barnum's
tutobiography, he must- first piy for it.
nd yet men hesitate and cavil-.about pay~
ng in advance for .a paper fqrnished at~a
rie on the very brink and utmost vergeo~f
rime cost.-Cleveland Herald.
EFFECTS OF RAILROADs ON Lhans.--The
,fet of railroads upon the value of farm
g lands is a question much ecanvassed in
ie Western States. -The -St. LIouis Demo
-The official. tax statistics .of Michigan
ihow that, thro6gh thorse counties where
ilroads have been built, the taxable prop.
irty has, within three years, increased 400
o 500 per cent., while in .those counties
here no. railroads have been built, the ratio
f increase in value, has not been over one
undred. In drafting their schedules for.
:heprices of' lands, we find, too, that the
)irectors of the Illinois Central 'Rillroad
iave.come far short in estimating ; the value
rif their lands, for the road has cause'd the
lemand to be so great for them, that they
are now bringing a large price. above the
ninimum' at which they were rated at $12
serhee, reselling for $20, and others ra
led at $20, are' selling for $25. Railroads,
i'pecigly whoere they course .through rich
sections of country, not only augmgnt the
prices eL lands,. but they do more, they
promote' social intercourse, build up cities,
ugment the population of 'villages, and the
amer, having a cheap outlet 'to-market for
i prodnets, plants fourfold what he 'did
before the railroad was established,' an~d his
nreased ictivity and industry -is rewarded
by large surplus gains, wheebefoye.he had
none. . .
"Ir is said" that a mixture of' half an
ounce of pulverized salpetre and half pint
of sweet oil ig a certain, cure for the inflam
aory riseumatism. The imii're .must be
ppliedxternally to the part aff'ected, and
gentleman, who has witnessed its-applica
tion in a' iumber of instadles, says thsat it
will infalliBly effects cuene, and that right
IF the Bible werea. weeklj journal, llow
many communieations t'oUI it receive. sign
d "A comnstant reader I" -
AN INVASION OF CRAB.-The Nantucket
inquirer says that a few nights since 'a lady
resident of Nantucket was aroused from her
slumbers by a noise which resembled the
sound of a person crawling stealthily-in the
attic above her chamber. Soon the noise
was heard on the stairs, accompanied by a
heavy clump, clump, clump, from step to
step. After some time passed in conguring
up fearful visions of spirits and hobgoblins
to her mind, the lady summoned all her
courage, and opening the door, lamp in
hand, beheld, to her great relief and aston
ishment, an army of crabs descending the
stairs. It was discovered the next' morning
that one, of the juveniles had stowed away
a large number of the crustaceous animals
in the garret on the previous day, and they,
escaping from their confinement, -were at,
the time they were discovered, busy making
tracks for their native element.
A PECULIAR CAsE.-A finder of money
or other valuable property should always
take prompt measures by advertising or
otherwise, to make restoration to the owner.
In Rochester, New York, a few days since,
a dishonest man by the. name of Thomas
Hall, who neglected this duty, was convict.
ed of grand larceny and sentenced to two
years hard labor in the State Prison. He
had found a package of $1,600, and carried
it to his boarding house. During his tem
porary absence a woman discovered the
package and took from it a small portion of
'TROUBLE AHEAD.-The New York Eve.
ning Mirror says: The abolition press is
abusing Judge Kane, comparing him to his
namesake, the inventor of murder!- The
time has come when no man 'at the North
can.discharge his duty as a good citizen,
either officially, editorially, or even in the
most private capacity, without being de
nounced by the fanatics in billinagate super
latives. It requires no prophet to foresee
trouble ahead ; and the day of blood is com
ing even faster than our fears foretell.
NEW.GOVERNOR OF KANsAs.--Mr,.Daw
son, the new Governor of Kansas, was an.
effective member of the last Congress, and
voted for the Nebraska-Kaqsas bill. He is
also known as a strenuous advocate of the
policy of giving homesteads to actual set
tlers, and introduced a bill for that purpose
which passed the House of Representatives,
but failed to obtain the sanction of the
mLnWTRoneyt. - uarreGrtW'
remainder to his brother and asked him what
it would be best for him to do in relation to
it. His brother counselled the honest course,
but before Hall could adopt it he was arres
ted and'held to answer for larceny. Upon
the trial. it vas.not shown that he had appro
priated a dollar of the amount to his own
use, but as he had neglected to take the
proper steps-to find an owner, he was oblig
ed to suffer the consequences.
ANOTHER OF WASHINGTON'S SLAvEs Dis
CovERED.-A writer in the Rochester Amer.
ican says that a former slave of General
Washington, named Richard Stanup, or
Stanhope, lives at Urbana, Ohio, at the good
old age of one hundred and eight years.
He has in his possession the original papers
giving him his freedom, in General Wash
ington's own handwriting, for which he. has
refused quite a sum of money. He had
rather part with his' farm than his papers.
He owns 'abont one hundred acres some
ten miles north of the village 'of Uvbana,
bought .withr money given' linme by his illus
trous master. He is nowviving with 'his
sixth wife, and to all appearance, enjoying
lire as well as the' youngest.
this head. we find the following in th's New
York Daily Times: "' -.
" The Hon; Jeremialh Clemens, of Ala
bama, a vehement friend of President Pierce,
and lately a fiere denouncer ~ of the *ifhsu
bordinate Hard Shells," of Newf York, pub
lishes a letter in the papers in favor'of the
Know Nothing movement. Mr. Clemens is
the gentleman who once indulged in some
impertinence towards- Mr. Dickinson,-in-the
U. S. Senate; and received the appropriate
rebuke (the Hon..T'erry being quite a youth.
rl appearing, smooth. faced man) that he
had better " tarry at Jerieho till his beard
be grown." .*
'The Times might have added; that.togeths.
er with Mr. Clemens, goes ex-Senator Foote,
formerly of Mlississippi. 'The Know Noth
ings-are welcome to all such " hacks". as
Foote and Clemens. Really .it looks' to us
very unlike a. Southern ,Party-when such
men' as 'Clomens, Foote,'. and. Doneison of
Tennessee, who denounces the members of
the. Nashville Southern .Convention - as
" Traitors" are thr-own forward as their~ lea
drs. - .: " -
'It is vain to attempt to efeat6 the impres
sion of ifs' b'eing'a Southern section party.
*Bairs..Governor' Truimbull, of'- Con
neticut, oi" ~the occasion "of a grind
riot, ascended a block, and attempited, by a
speech, N-qgIiet.the- people,.when a random
missile hitting him in the head, felled~him..t6.
tha ground... -He was badly .hurt, and as his
friends were'ecarying him' Into his houseg his
wife met him at the door and etelaimied:
"Why; my husband, they have nocked
yotr. brains out I"
"'No they. haven't," said. the Governor,
"if ['d had soy brains I-shouldn't hiave gone
-A ToasT'sY A.PRNrTan.-At the Frank
lin festival, recently held in Lowell, the fol
'owing gentimenit wvas .proposed,. and'most
heartily respondled to by the aoling:
The Printer'-4he master~o .aR -.trades.
He beats-the farmer twith.whis fastabo,:th
arpenter with his rule; and ,thallesOn in
seing up talt colun; .ho.s'diSSesthe
Lawyer and Dootor in attending to his ase,
and beats the 'parsebirin .ibe liiikehlent of
the'Zbevil. '.'" " '
RFA.E. H.'Cuwr, says "the Imperial
gambler of 'Fraince. won ls'throde w*ith dice
.a Ei-. h oejesandf the irat'Nanleon
A PECEEAN AND A TBEE CONTT.RY
"When I tired in la bell France, sare, ze
used to say to me." "You should.go to Amer'
que. Dat one great countree, where ev
body do shurstas zey like."
"Zat pleased me, co I picked up my box, an
go on board the sheep, and pretty soon afec
long time, I landed in ae'Amerique.
- "A poter seze my trunk wheder I rant lom
or no, and carry him off. So I have towun io
ter him and try to get him away. Tell him
report hide to ze gens'd armes.
"Zis be a free'country,"sez he, "and I wa
a quarter dollar."-.
"I gave. it to him, for I very mich afraid I
lose my box. As 1 go a long the street,-ansa
spit tobacco juice-and It fall on my coat; and I
say to him, "Sare you have soil my coat, Y6u
should take out mounchoir .andwipe him ofd'
But he only say, "Zis is a free countree."
"I saw a man cruelly. peat his little boy with
a poker, so my heart fill with cdtapisslon, and I
say fo him, "you are one very bad'man to hirt
zoittle enfant wiz ze poker."
"Go about your business you rascal," sea e
"I guess zis is a free countree."
"A leetle while after, I meta great pig Irslh
Paddy wiz what he called a shillelah, in, hie
hand. He came to me, and pointed a leetis
ribben which I were in my wasteoat aid says,
' Be jabers, are you one of zem bloody Know.
"Sare," said I, here shall tall you I not bloody
"Are yees. a Know-Nothing?" said he. . I
know not what he means, so I say "-I don't
know." " Ah," heoexclaimed, yau don't know.
you Know-Nothing." I' will make 'you kwow
zat zis is a free country, as free for meas ior
you; and with zat he raised his ehillalah, a4
lay it on my head. I .run away very' muck,
"Mon Dien! that' I should come into a free
country where. everybody do just as they likm,.
and nobod4to. stop zem. I sail as sex sheep..
for France, I no want to-lire no more in a free.
Loursvrx., August 7.
THE RIOTS AT LouzsvrLLE.--The riots,
in this city were attended with many horri
ble scenes and great. loss of life-no- less
than twenty persons were killed d twelve
houses burnt. Of the kii wer*.
man, as before stated, was hung, and parts,
of bodies- were drawn . fromutt' rais of
burnt buildings. Intense exe itmew and.
great exasperation continues tdirevail. -
The returns from the State continue to,
be favorable to the Americans,. who hav*.
undoubtedly elected all their candidates..
SINGVLAn EFFECTS OF ILGHTNIG.-.
man named Williamson, with. four of his.
children, was prostrated by lightning ina
Taylor county, Virginia, on Friday last.,.
The children immediately recovered, whit,
the parent lay' apparently dead.
He was struck on the right shoulder.--.
The lightning ran down his armb to hisqu;
gers, and down his right' side, divided dear
the hip, one part running across the abdu..
men, and down both thighs and legs to th.
toes, scorching all the hair' off his body.
and'burning the skin and flesh from' -th.
shoulder to the toes. The 'riglil sleeve 6.1'
the shirt, and the' right side of the shirt'j.
dy, was torn all into small-.pieces..-T le
pants, though newly lined, were badly torn,
in divers places. 'He bad on a strong pair
of coarse boots; the left, boot. was lradly
torn, and the right one was torn ,to piecwr,
even bursting the .very~ solei and 'hqlf
asunder, drawing the large" pegs with whielh
they were made. -'Aftet passiog thirough tb4~
boots on either aide of where'hilseet'stood,
the lightning struck, in four -places in they
ground, leaving holes reseddabg those
pncehed whith a hand-spike. Yet, stinng%.
to tell, Mr. Williamson itillives, aild it iat
thought, wilh~ecover.- Mr. .waasfireu h.
ly drenched by.'the heavy. .rain wiib
while he was lying on the garound; and.jt,
was no- doubt to.?his circn'astanee5 add not;
to the caniphor, tiat-h~e owed the preberva..
SALE'~or FREE oROGaos.- O Mondag.
last, the Grat dayj of teJuly, termn of Fat
<quier dobnty Court, 'two negr.o uoqsegewlse
had been freed about a year ago, we sold.
in compliance with a previous ordr of eenal
for vemaining in the -Coinanouwealth. gona
trary to -law.
Thesenegr~oes were enanelpated 16eib
will.,o[ John Edmonds,,,4ee~ i~iiye
Culpeper county, with the .condition ast
ileoy sliould Ar4 serve Rosoph' liabler, qf
Warrenton, for the termeof 240yeati. After
gaining their' freedom'th'ey went to ithe Das
triot of Ceambia. Having-become tiredit
the sweets of such- freedom as- they-there.
found, they'vodluntarily returned 'inaibtei
to -be sold as saves fer-the~ pridiegb of' rO
maining. in Ihie ConsaeL.l-irgnia
Free Press. -
Uoussess.-Mostal a-sid; (o~
thee- ng use ald~~~i
tho .Crimea.: - -.
.' THERE it an istittIl inI-HWW5ella
the Penelaa sort -of Hospital,'where Iu..
bands-have the pbwre.confinether naigh
ty wives.' The power is- fjiiqently esfeis
ed, te bod,'during the abseniie of tii
wifej-paying Alhe exspepses
.O TOr tbaUERvns.-a1e- the rond
yellow, variety as. soon as. rip,, si an'd
peel; themto'seveu pounds otgspawtoe add.
seven poudds-of whiteungagag.-let then
stand 69eV inight' Tae biLegndnes-f:
ol' the- 'inneIbi-the j~
ithei ~ P"M pm ihe in6
gently ffeen or tw
ens. -:Ougooling, ppaa sl~it Jartn
pour he'syrpererA1"and dasi few-mssa.
bf-lemdeaorese jsand yam 'ill have
sohdhijto sigtfi4e Veltfth as