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W. F. .Dzi*RSOE & SOX, Propuietors.' ..: SETM E . . .-,-'', 2 .* .
A TALE.0F CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE.
There -"'as a certain heart-sinking look
ubout. the stranger as Mr., Talbott told him
he was in need of no help in his ware-rooms,,
which caused. that gentleman to look up
agmtin. from his ledger an4 eye the young
V th' bll' iudiblj sigh, and with in air"
of hope ss,stter iekondency, the object of
his scr-utiiy had turned to leave the count.
--ent, young man-what can
'IYhiave never been accustomed to any.
ind-of. business except that of. secretary,
4tl .possess an excellent education, and
sufficient energy to undertake and- persevere
an -wnv pursuit that may offer itself."
. iere was a cetain. something in the
oung man's - manners - that interested the
goodMr.. Talbot- -So he. told him to take
a sit. beside lin and answer a few qes.
The young man -pleased Mr. Talbot. A
methhl confidence springing up between
then the stranger confided to the good mer
ch n:in pressing necessities.
e was a Pole by birth ; he had been des.
poiled of home, fortune and country at one
blow. He had:served -as private secretary
fop-everal years to an English nobleman,
but a misunderstanding occurring between
diet, he fad come to this country, had
been liere several months, but not being
:ableto get anything to do,' he had spent his
last peaiy, and had not tasted food for two
Mr: Talbot did not read him a lecture on
the wncertainty of human prospects, but he
rpjthis hand. into.lhis pocket, and handing a
well-filled wallet to the stranger, bid him go
,and maake himself comfortable with good
eeffer and then to return to the counting
r6on, that he would take him in his own
employ for the present, and that the contents
of the wallet were but a part of his salary.
With an expression of gratitude-the stran
ger left Mr. Talbot, wallet in hand. There
vas a something in the lustre of his large,
earnest grey eyes that told the worthy mer
chant that he had not misplaced his confi
ldo Sternberg entered into his new occu
pation with a zeal and occupation that show
ed Mr. Talbot had not over estimated either
his mental or moral capacity.
Sternberg was employed to write Mr.
Talbot's most confidential letters, and to
attend to his most private accounts; for the
merchant at that time was deeply involved
in several complicated speculations, all of
which, if successful, were to benefit the
whole system of commerce.
After several months of unremitting labor,
the schemes ended in a sudden failure. Af.
'ter honorably satisfying the calls of all
creditors who were involved through the un
foitoiitb speculatiobs, Mr. Talbot was ena
bled to continue his regular business, though
on &-very much reduced scale.
" A professional friend of mine wishes a
secretary ; will you accept the situation, Ildo ?
The, salary .is good-far better than anything
I can offer you, for just now, alas, I can
offer you nothing. I mentioned you to my
friend, ielling hit he could not find one
mto~ecpable andl more unexceptionable in
every way. than yourself."
" I cannot sufficiently thank you for your
good opinion of me, and of your care for
me," r'#pulied Sternberg wvarmly " I will
accept your friend's offer, whatever it may
be, on your recommendation, and I hope the
- rehult-may probve your good werd for me
i an unjust one."
- Mi-. k-edfield, the professional gentleman
with whom Sternberg now took up his abode,
was a lawyer of much repute, practicing in
thecity, -and dwvelliug in much style, -a short
-ride hr the country.
"-Take care of 'yourself, Ildo, my boy,"
.said Mr, Talbot, shaking Sternberg's exten
-ed. hand, and -looking upon him with the
fondness of a father.
" I hope you will not forget your old friends
fuyout- new . ones," said Miss Tatlbot wi h
apretty blush. " Father .and I shall expect
. to .see-you as often as you can make it con
ven~icat to give us a call."
-Fanany 'I albot's bright eyes lingered wvith
hiim as lhe ,entefed his new abode. They
looked up frafua the paper on him, day after
day is it lay. on his desk. They accom
panied himi in his out goings and incomings,
de~air.lighit,.had become the guiding star of
.his life. But yet in his numerous visits to
shp aerchapnts house, Ildo preserved the
.amereapectful-behavior towards the bright
Fanafttnrt--had marked his conduct from
Mr. Talbot iias .onge more prosperous,
and leariiwisdom from experience, he
pursjed th~ .beat.en path. to wealth, leaving
4chimetas to the uninitiated..
It hutd grwn to he. towards the close of
smner when -Ildo Sternberg entered the
eior Mr. Redfield one morning some
* batjater than usual, and told himnilie could
no longer remain in his employg. In vain
Mr, Redfield surged him for a reason, he
dould give none, merely saying he had made
up jus nind id.go to South America.
' rraloo an hoer after Ildo left the office,
Mr. Redileld was summoned home; his el
dest daughter' had heeni found dead in the
gro of~ woods by the seaside;~- which had
ever beeri h~er favorite walk. Her sister had
seen her start in thfe direction of. the grove,
-in .the, early morning, and had also seen
young Sternberg take the same path a short
Limo after, seemingly following in her foot.
Isabel Redfield was a belle ; a dark,.will
fi~ieiy, full of headstrong passion, and
- from .bar wit and the imperious mistressof'
- bothtfathier and mother, and in fact the en
tie'hosweliald. Sorme of the - field laborers
btsifsqy Sternberg closely conversing with
IJhQ 66autiful Miss Redfield in the grove, and
a theiaews of her death reached them- (for it
spread like -wildfirey they eame- forward to
aje i their testdmont One of the laborers
-sail that the young man seemed to e ex
postulating with'her, .supplicating.her to do
something that she seemed very resolute in
The testimony crowded in so closely
'against poor Sternberg, that a warrant was
issued-to apprehend him, and so rapid had
been all the proceedings that. he was taken
on board of a South American Packet, within
five minutes of the time of sailing p
"Suspected and apprehended for murder,"
exclaimed-Fanny Talbot. "The murder of
my- friend Isabel ? Oh, papa, how horrible!
.but-he is innocent. - He never could commit
murder. The court will fhtd the real mur
derer and will acquit him," and Fanny Tal.
bot spoke cofildently.
" 1 hope so my child, but appearances are
strongly against him."
" But papa, you do not believe him guilty I"
" My child, I will not. say what .1 believe.
I dare not believe anything. My good wish.
es are for the youth, but I fear it will go ill
with him at the trial." -
" Oh, papa; responded Fanny fervently,
do not say so, even if you think so."
Meantime, the day of the trial approached.
Fanny Talbot had watched the tide of pub.
lie opinion to discover that the universal
voice was against the ungrateful man who i
could murder his liberal employer's daugh- I
ter. -Fanny also watched her father's coun. I
tenance to gain some consolation from him
as to Ildo's chance of acquittal, but she I
could glean nothing there.
'" To-day the trial takes place, dear father."
" Yes my daughter."
"You are to sit in the jury box-one of
the twelve ?"
"It is-a t'errible thing to decide upon the
fate of a human being, and terrible must be
the remorse of him who sentences a brother
to an ignominious death, and afterwards
when it-is too late. finds the murdered man
as innocent as the one he was supposed to
have murdered !"
"How strangely you talk !" exclaimed
Mr. Talbot, startled by .her words and
"Father, Ildo Sternberg is innocent."
"Very like," gloomily replied the father.
" And dear father, you must not permit
his death; if all the other insist, you must
refuse to be convinced. They cannot hang
him without your sanction."
"'But, my child, my friendship towards
hin is known-niy reputation may suffer,
may be ruined in consequence."
" But then, you will have saved an inno
cent man from a frightful death. And dear I
father, no one can suspect you who, are so .
upt ight, of partiality."
" Well, dear child, we will see what can t
be dono to save him."
" Father you must promise me," exclaim.
ed Fanny Talbot with unwonted vehemence;
and then she poured into her father's ears
the deep abiding interest she took in -the
young man, also her deep seated convictions t
of his truth and innocence, and the grounds i
of those convictions, saying that if he were
hung and could have been saved by her fa.
ther, she could not live to bear the horror
of the thought.
Deeply affected by his daughter's plead. I
ings Mr. Talbot left her to attend the trial,
with a solemn promise to do all in his pow
er to save the prisoner.
The trial proceeded-the evidence was C
all convincingly against the young Pole. 7
His own words were few and pointed ; he
declined any explanation of the case, but I
distinctly and firmly pronounced that he wasr
not guilty of the awful charge prefered against
His calm, majestic manner did much to.
ward establistiing his innocence in the minds
of some. But all the evidence being so
strange and decided against him, the presi-r
ding judge closed his speech with pronoun. 4
cing the prisoner ." guilty," and recommen
ding the jury to remember the responsibilitiy
resting on them and their duty to society.
The impatient multitude without and
within awvaited the decision or the panel for
twelve long hours. At length they returned I
and the crowd was hushed into silence.
" We cannot agree !" wvas the response
of the foreman to the usual question.
The bench was perplexed. The presi- 4
dnt went all over the whole of the evidence,
again dilating upon the point which proved
rso conclusively the prisoner's guilt.4
.The jury withdrew, and thirty hours, time
gas passed before they pronounced a second
d'e'ision, and then the verdict of eleven was
guilty, whilst the. twelfth juror firmly per.
ited in the'belief of the prisoner's innocence,
and solemnly avowed he would suffer deathi
himself before he would assist in. his con
Finding this man so solemnly impressed1
with the prisoner's innocence, and 'his argu
ments in his favor still sounding so convin
cingly in their ears, to the astonishment of1
all present, the eleven unanimously concur
red with the one in a verdict of acquittal.4
'The prisoner being therefore set at libertyt
narrowly escaped the lynch lawv of the infu-.
riated mob without. A strong police guard1
alone protected him. ..1
Once more lido Sternberg stood upon the
deck of a vessel bound for South America
A boy whom he recognized as one in the
employ, of Mr. T[albot, approached him and,
placoed a letter in his hands. The captain's:
orders meantime-had been given, the anchor
was drawn up and the brig under way.
With a cat-like spring the agile messen
ger jumped upon the wharf, receiving a
lustily cheer frorn the jolly jack tars who
iinessed the feat.
Ildd leaned his head mournfully upon hisj
hands, and gazed abstractedly upon the re
Sufddenly he bethought him of his letter.
He opened it, 'and to his surprise a roll of
bank bills fell from it. They were all bills
of large amount.' The letter merely said:
. "You will not refuse the enclosed from
one who believed in your innocence. When
you make' the fortune which I know youri
energy will achieve in the new country to
which you areging, you can .repay them,
if you like,.to y~ur- sister- ia.
- Three years 'after the above occurrences
Ayaungmin la&nick to dath upnnkl his be
raving in 'his delirium to see Mr. Redfield,
the father of the murdered Isabel.
"I am sorry to see you so low, my poor
Augustus," said Mr. Redfield kindly.
'" Oh, speak not-to me! It was .I-who
stabbed Isabel!" exclaimed the young man
. All were horrified at these words. His
motber'and sister imputed them to the deliri
um of the disease ; but w hen he grew more
calm, and solemnly repeated the assevera
tion, they were forced to believe him.
Before his death he related the particulars
of this unnatural deed.
It seems that the proud Isabel, from the
time the handsome Sternberg entered her
father's house she had smiled less graciously
upon her affianced Augustus Raymond.
Stung to madness by jealousy, he had watch.
ed them together, had heard Isabel, the even
ing previous, appoint the.grove as a meeting
place, that she had something very particu
lar to say to Sternberg.
Augustus repaired himself to the spot be.
fore day-break, secreted himself-heard the
passionate Isabel avow her love for him,
and urge him to make her his wife. Stern
berg refused her gently but firmly. At first
he was angry but he soothed her into quiet,
and left her after confessing to her that he
loved another. She acquitted him of at.
tempting in the slightest to gain her love,
and as he turned to depart, she smiled sweet.
ly upon him, and said she would try to for.
let him except with the love of a sister, but
hat none other could ever supply his place
n her affections.
Perfectly infuriated with passion, Augus.
!us Raymond stood before her upon Stern
erg's departure, and reproached her more
ike a demon' than-a: man, with her perfidy.
Her manner was so haughty and indig.
iant that, insane with jealousy and passion,
ier dibcarded lover plunged the fatal steel
nto her. fair bosom, and then dashing into
he thicket made his escape with the cun.
ling caution that eluded the eyes of all, and
ocking the fearful secret up in his own
>reasj, he escaped without being suspected
iven of the foul deed.
The repentant lover died and the father
>f the murdered girl wished to make repara.
:ion to the falsely accused Sternberg.
Finding the turn affairs had taken, Fanny
'albot confessed to her father that she knew
he hiding place of the, acquitted Aldo. She
iad corresponded faithfully in his exile.
A few weeks more, and the now happy
Ido return to his friends more highly in favor
ban he had ever been before. . -
It was with a proud and reluctant heart
hat the fond father placed his daughter's
rand in that of lido Sternberg, who, under
in assumed name, had won both fortune
ad fame during his exile-who had also
roved himself in all ways so well worthy
>f the trust now reposed in him-the sacred
rust of the safekeeping of a woman's heart
TAKIw A PosITIo.-Joe Dovetail had
t wife, a strong-minded wire. She looked
ipon Joe as a sort of necessary evil, treat.
ng him very much as the lady did her hus.
)and on the North river steamboat who
rentured to object to some of her arrange
nents for travel, when she shut him up sud.
lenly by telling him in the hearing of a do.
' Why, what is it to you? If I had
mown you were going to act so, I would
iot have brought you along." But Joe and
4rs. Dovetail never travelled. 'They wvere
Iways at home, though Joe was rarely
seen there or elsewvhere. She had long
rained him to the habit of retiring under
he bed wvhen company called, and so fa
niliar wvas he with that retreat, it was a
luestion whether in default of personal ser
ice, a warning to militia training would
iold him unless left under the bed ; as being
is last usual place of abode. During the
tay of Mrs. Dovetail's friends, he occasion
illy thrust out his head like a turtle, but one
~lance of the loving eye of his spouse wvould
end him under, with cold 'shivers rushing
pon his back. One day as she was bob
obbing over the fire wvith a friend and so
ial glass, Joe thrust out his figure head,
nd defied the shakes and frowns of his
wife, till growing valiant desperate, he sang
" My dear, you may shake your head just
is you please, but I tell you, as long as I
ave got the spirit of a man [ will peep."
SPLENDID PRoJECT.-We find the follow
ng in an exchange:
" Send me three million dollars. (As to
vhat I want of it a word in your ears pri.
ately.) I intend to lay down in every
treet, court, lane, place and alley of Boston
0,000 miles of Iron main, 4 feet diameter,
with 12 inch service pipes entering. each
ich house : so far, so good. Trhen I shall
sommence at the top of the White moun
ains to lay a pipe ten feet in diameter into
he groutnd six yards deep, from the said
white mountains to the main in Boston,
which will have been already constructed
i before remarked ; this done, I shall build
Ssteam engiine seven hundred and eighteen
housand horse power, and (lean over this
ay if you please, I'm afraid somebody
night hear) force the freezing atmosphere
rom the mountains into every house in B! !
Ihere's is no mistake about this-its bound
o go ; and when its finished I mean to buy
ne a pair of boots and go' in flat-footed'for
line of pipes to the tropics, to pump hot
ir into the houses in winter. These little
ohs completed, and we will have our cool
beather in July, and in January it shall be
warm and comfortable, as it always ought
: have beem; I guess Namrne's jig is about
ip, ain't it I"
When the enterprising patentee of the
above invention gets through his job, he
will please turn his 'steps in this direction.
En importation from the North Pole would
sexceedily acceptable about nowv.
0:' Mns. PanTraurOsv expresses great
apprehension that the people in California
will .bleed to. death, as every paper she piks
up annonnces etannokae- eain-pnnaL "
-Wi have rarely read, dyis jiEnglish writer,
anything more simple and tooshb g than the follow
ing contrasted poems. 'We" C ':asiertain .iej
name of the.writer. They wal ple every reader,
even.th,ose who can see no; , in really fine
poetry. And we are free to howeyer hum
bling to our sex, that the -plotsur e oo true.
lien woman's eye giqwauil,
And her cheek palethe,
When fades the beautiful;;
. Then man's love f l
He sits not-beside her o
Clasps not her fingers,
Twines not the.damp hi
That o'er her browling
lIe comes bpt a-mement.i <"
Though her eye lightensc ; ,"
Though her cheek, pale n n -
He stays-but a'monent I
When that flush Uxsth,
'Ihough trude afFection'ul
Her soft eyelid shadeth..
He goes from her chamber ht
Into life's jostle,
le meets at the very gate.
Business and bustler
He thinks not of her within
He forgets in that noisy diae
That she is dying !
And when her heart is still
What though he mourne
Soon.from his sorrow chill
Wearied he turneth;
Soon o'er her buried bead
Memory's light setteth,
And the true-hearted desd.
Thus man forgetteth
When man is waxing frail,
And his hand is thin and k, .
And his lips are parched an e
And wan and white his e -;
Oh, then doth woman prove.
Her constancy and love!
She sitteth by his chair,
And holds his feeble'hand&
She watcheth ever there,. -
--His wants t
His yet unspoken will'
She hasteneth -to fulfil.
She leads him, when the moon
Is bright.o'er dale and hill,.
And all things, sav,ethe tune
Of the honey bees, are still,
Into the garden's bowers,
To sit midst herbs and flowers.
And when he goes not there,
To feed on breath and bloom,
She brings the posy rare
Into his darkened room;
And 'neath his weary head
The pillow smooth doth spread.
Until the hour when death
His lamp of life doth dim,
She never wearieth,
She never leaveth him;
Still near him night and day,
She meets his eye alway.
And when his trial's o'er,
And the turf is on his breast,
Deep in her bosom's core
Lie sorrows unexprest;
IIer tears, her sighs, are weak,
Her settled grief to speak.
And though there may arise
Balm' from her spirit's pain ;
And though her quiet eyea
Mlay sometimes smile again ;
Still, still, she must regret;
She never, never can forget!~
BE CAREFUL OF SMALL THING8.
Irving, in his lire of Washington, dwells
n the particularity with which the great
ero attended to the minutest affairs. The
Father of his Country, as his correspon
ence and account books show,.was "care
ful of small things," as well as of great, not
isdaining to - scrutinize the -most petty ex
pense of his household; -and this even while
ating as the first magistrate of the first
republic in the wvorld. In private circles in
this city, tradition preserves Liumerous anec
otes of this characteristic, which, if nces.
ary, we could quote.
The example of Washington, in, this re
spect might teach an instructive lesson .to
those who scorn what they call -"petty do
tails." There are- thousands -of such indi
iduals in every community. -We all knowj
ore or less of them. Nothing, is worthyi
f attention, in their opinioe, unless it can
be conducted on a grand scale. They will
ot condescend to the pennies, it is only the
ollars to 'which they will attend. They
spurn a small business. .They talk supercili
usly of those who overlook the little leak
ages that waste so much money in every
onern. To bear, -one might think they:
ere above the ordinary -affairs of-life, and
that nothing was worthy of. their time ex
ept discovering a California- or conquering ..
Yet no man ever made a fortune, or rose<
o greatness in a-y department-without being -
'areful of small. things." As the beach is
omposed of grains of sand, . as, the ocean
a made up of drops of water, so the mil-<
ionaire is the -aggregation of the. profits of I
Bingle ventures, often inonsiderable in
mount, Every eminent merchant, Girard
and Astor down, has been noted for his 1
attention to details. Few distinguished lawv- .
yers have ever practiced in thie courts, who
have not been -remiarkablffor a bimilar char
ctrltic: It was one of the most striking
pecularities of the first Napoleon's -mind.
The most petty -detiils of.Ais irousehold'ex
'penses, the most trivial facts-relating to his
attention, as the tactics of a'battle, the plan
of acanpaign, or the revision of-a code.
Deinosthenes, the world's unrivalled orator
was-as anxious'nbout gestures or his intona
tioi, or about the texture of his argument or
its garniture of words. Before such great
examples; and in the very; highest walks of
intellect, how contemptible the conduct of
the small minds who despise. small things.
TiE HOUSE OF -GOD.
The gloi-y -of a sacred edifice lies not in
its vaulted roof, and lofty spire, and pealing
organ, but in the glory that fills the house
tie divine- presence; not ir its fabric of
goodly stones,, but in its living- stones polish.
ed by the hand 'of the Spirit; not in its
pointed windovs, but in its Gospel..light;
uotin its choir.of singing .men and of sing.
ing women,--but in.the music of well tuned
hearts; - not in its sacred priesthood, but in
the-great High. Priest. If every stone were
a diamond, and every beam of -cedar, every
window'a crystal, and every door a pearl;
if the roof were studded with sapphire, and
the floor tesselated with all manner of pre
cious -stones; and yet if Christ and the
Spirit be not there, 'and if the sacrifice of
the heart be not there, the 'building has no
glory beyond what.Solomon's cunning work
men can give it, even the Lord God, who is
the glory thereof."
SAD SIGHT AND ITS MonL.-The Phila.
delphia Sun of Thursday says: A society
of some kind, the members of, which were
unmistakably German in their appearance,
white boys probably, for:they were all array
ed in unimpeachable snowy blouses, passed
our office yesterday morning, preceded by
an immense barrel drawn by horses- and
accompanied by a brass bana. The mam
moth barrel was devoted and inscribed to
Lager Beer; and was on one of the heads
ornamented with 1 wreath of grape clusters,
and an angel flying in the centre. At the
tail of the cart sat a .fine.looking lad with a
beer tumbler in his hand, from which' at in
tervals he drank, bowing to the crowds on
the sidewalks, as much as to say, " here's
your good health." What a .lesson to teach
a boy, and how significant the place of
teaching, "'the tail of the cart!"
From such a position many equally im
pressive lessons have been given, ar.d many
recitals in -olden times, when criminals were
donteyed to execution in such a vehicle,
hie shown that drink and the passion for it
instilled in early life byindiscreet and thought
less parents, had brought the speaker to his
last extremity. What a mockery too was
the unspoken salutation of this really pretty
lad, "your good health." What! would we
place the worm in the bud, the serpent of
the still around our hearths, and indulge
vauntingly in an appetite for what the law
as condemned, and expect health and hap.
pinessI Sad picture in the City of Broth
erly Love! May " He who tempers the wind
to the shorn lamb," protect the boys of our
country from such demoralizing influences.
SosEBoDY closes a story on " Imprison.
nent for Debt" with the following: Poverty,
in short, is a heinous offence now-a-days.
Commit a murder, and if you are a woman,
Phariseeism will go on its kneos to secure
for you the Executive clemency; if you are
- bold man, it is a chance that your name
vill be sung in heroic stanzas, and yourself"
made the theme of daily eulogium and the
popular admiration. A ppropriate the legacy
f tihe widow and orphan, take advantage
f the confidence of your associates, and
issue fictitious certificates of stock, or obtain
a public situation and turn out a defaulter
For half a million-do any thing, provided
ou get ricb, and you will be respected.
Society will forget the sin in the substantial
ature of its results; but never be suspected
f poverty, as you value "lire, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness." A want of mon
sy is only another expression, in these times,
For a want of charadter,. a. want of friends,
and a want of protection from social injus
ice and civil wrong.
ACCIDENT ON TIIE GREENVILLE RAIL
RoA.-The non-arrival of the Greenville
rain on Saturday evening wvas a source of
nch anxiety, until the sound of the steam
whistle wvas heard early on Sunday morning.
Upon- the arrival of the car, it was learned
hat the train had run off' in Capt. Cochran's
eld, a few miles below Cokeshury, in con
equence of some miscreant having removed
bar of the track's iron. There wvas abun
ant evidence of it having been intentionally
lone, and the tracks were supposed to be
hose of'i wvhite man. The locomotive and
ender, the mail and baggage cars were
brown off' the track, but not the passenger
ar, wihich had only the front trucks dislog
d. We understand either the br-akeman or
fireman had both his legs. broken, but theI
mgineer. escaped. None others were injur
d except' a- boy belonging to Mr.. J. G.
;ibbes,.w~ho had his aneles sprained from
umping off. No passenger received any
ABUNDANT CROPS AT 'fIIE WEsT.-A
etter from. Washington county, Ohio, states
lnt along the banks *of the Ohio river, at
miy point of which the farmers alwvays fin'd
Sready market, wheat is selling at one dol
ar a bushel, and plenty to' be had. Oats
re held .at twenty-five cents, but wouldl
tave to. fall before sales could he eff'ected,
md. potatoes were off'ered. at presen>' at
,wenty-fiv.e- cents ; but- say~s the writer, the
ater article wvill soon be 'down to eighteen
ents, as the stock on 'hand is enormous.
Anotherletter, dated--Terre Haute, Indiana,,
lays: ' I
" Corn, and all other -crops are wonderful
ct in' this Western county; *Oats are dciwn
'rom 40 cents per bushel to, 15 cents.+
~liet is at $1. Contracts have been made:
'or corn at 25 cents per bushel, deliverable
ietween now and Janu~ary 1st, 1856.
."There is .one' stalk. of corn tied, to an
wing post near my office, which measures
ev~enteen.fectea'nd four inches in. length, and
here. is nomw at Indinnaolis, seventy nuik's
distant, a stalk measuring- eighteen feat two
inches. Pretty "tall. corn." It. averages
about thirteen feet in height throughout this
country... Farmers -are grumbling at the
prospect of a very large surplus."
TIHE YELLOW FEVER- IN NORFOLK AND PORTS
The accounts from'these cities continue
to be of the mostigloomy.cliaracter.
-Among.the many deaths, is that of Hun.
ter Woodis, the mayor of Norfolk.. He
died on thdiorning of 26th instant, in the
34th year of his age. A correspondent of
the Baltimore Bwn says:
" No man of his day had more warm per
sonal friends, or elicited more general re
spect wherever. he went. To know him was
to love him. His appearance; the open
and manly expression of his countenance;
his full, rich voice; his mild and gentle man
ner, indicating the warm heart and open
hand; his brilliant intellect: his truth and
honor; his bold and fearless spirit-all com
bined to elicit the love and esteenm of all
who come in contact with him. His loss
will be deeply, mourned by thousands. To
his wife. and numerous devoted friends it
will prove irreparable. His funeral was
attended by the largest copeourse of citi
zens I have ever seen assembled togeth'er
since the pestilence broke out. No other
man among us, be he high or low, rich or
poor, could have had such a funeral, in
times like these ; and the death of no other
man-among us could have added so ~much
to the geriral gloom and distress."
From the Norfolk Argus of Saturday.
Truly our soul is sickened and depressed
at the gloom now hanging over-our devoted
city. The sword of the Destroeyr is still
suspended above us, and ever and anon
descends and sweeps from our midst some
of the noblest of ourspeople. All that hu
man effort-all that the self-sacrificing spirit
of the few who remain with us, can accom
plish, has been done to turn aside the devas
tating progress of the scourage, which the
Almighty in His wisdom has inflicted upon
us. Mercilessly has it taken friend from
friend, parent from offspring, offspring from
parent, brother from sister, sister from broth
er, husband from wife, wife from husband;
sparing neither youth, nor age, nor loveli
ness. There is nothing to relieve the dark
ness around but the exertions of those gal.
lant spirits who seem determined to do their
duty with a self-devotion which will ever
refleet-honor.-npon their efforts, May.-hey
reap the Christian's reward.
To one who has never witnessed a city
suffering from a pestilence, I can convey no
adequate idea of the weary .desolations of
Portsmouth. It looks like the fallen city of
the Arabian Nights, in which everything was
suddenly petrified and frozen into silence
and death. Closed stores, perfectly deserted
streets, window shutters everywhere fasten.
ed, and nothing to relieve the frightful and
unnatural blankness of the scene but hearses
and coffins and corpses! We are humbled,
scourged, bowed in the dust before a power
in whose hands the strength of man is weak
ness and his wisdom folly. Doctor S-,
of New Orleans, who has himself lost three
children, I believe, by the fever, and whose
experience of its ravages is second to that
of few men of his age in the world, perhaps,
informed me a day or two since that, in his
judgment, yellow fever wans a bane for which
no antidote had yet been discovered, and
that human skill was entirely inadequate to
When I tell you that such a disease is
seizing our citizens at the rate of ovgr'6fty
a day, in a population of certainy not
more than tyventy-five hundred, you may
have some idea of the fearful nearness with
which death stares us all in the face. There
is no civil government, no printing press go
ing, scarcely a store open, no bying or sel
ling, save for the trade in drags, no banking,.
no legislation, no visiting save death's visit
ings, and, worse than all, no hope.
TIhe following letter appears in the Nor
folk Atgus of Wednesday:
-WnITE SULPHnUR SPRD'oS,
August 23, 1855.
A. F. .Leonard, Esq.-Dear Sir .-We
have just held a meeting in the ball room,
on behalf of the afflicted people of Norfolk
and Portsmouth. Col. Pickens, of South
Carolina, made a stirring appeal, which was
responded to by an immediate voluntary
offering of $900.
Gov. Manning, of S. C., is the chairman
of the committee appointed to procure addi.
Thomas C. Tabb, of Norfolk, is the
Treasurer of the fund.
Col. Win. B. Whitehead, of Nansemond,
and Dr. J. P. Tabb, of Gloucester, deserve
much credit-for the energy they displayed.
TImE CURRTON ACADEMY.
Eleven miles from this place, by the plank
road, on a high, pleasant and healthy pine
grove hill, is situated this temple of learning.
In the midst of a community justly celebra
ted for its morality, piety. -and virtue; sur
rounded by a society pleasing and attrac
tive; and conducted by able, efficient and
unexceptionable teachers, the Currytonin
stitution possesses advantages, and offers
inducements equal to any school in the
country. The inditution merits, and should
receive the patronage and support of the
entire district, for certainly there are no
schools in the district that can boast superi
ority. over it; and every citizen of Edgefield
should feel interested in advancing her edu
ational facilities, and -in building up for her,
a reputation for learning and for a love of
the fine arts, commensurate with her wealth,
her chivalry and pride. It iir alarost culpa
bli to~ go' off to other districts or States in
senrecl 'af'shools, w~hen we hi'e iia sur
midst, and at our very doors, such sperior
advanitages, as~ are presented by' this Acade
The i\Iale. depamrtmnent is noi conducted
by Mr. mme... leya c~netlemani and a'
scholar,,...whose-thacter aga-techeg|God . t
well known to need the brightening -of ab.:
mendation.. Tihe is ale'
der the control 'and' mi e6 oIti
P: Butler, assisted by iss Arhu;. . Bat
ler. is a gentleman, oftiih. hracteref
great literary' attainments, and posesweein
an eminent- degree -the extraorlinaty poirbra
of imparting -instruction 'to" the mind -'e
virtue to the heart." His- assistant, Miss '
thur, is a lady 'in every way ' apa5le Afi
worthy to instruct the daughters of ,Old
Edgefield, in all the arts, sei'ences' ad- c
complishments-of their highetbM. asrliohs.
A beautiful' little villa is 6r P QQ~,
Curryton, and several 'bordip5 hng seuo
first class, are now open there for the, Noep;
tion of young ladies and students. Parents,
of Edgefieldreend your childrer to -Curry
ton Academy, build up Your own instittioans,
the glory of your birth the- pride offybdE
ITMS FOB THE iULTITiD.
NEWSPAPER- SUsPENisoN.-A '4is
souri editor announces that the-publication
of his paper will be suspended for six weeks;
in order that he may visit St.. Louis -with a
load of bear skins, hoop pales, abinges, oak
bark and pickled catfish, whiclae had takes
:' A CONTENTED .WIra.-;.-It is a lessed
thing for a poor man to have a' contened;
loving wife: .one who will n.jrisl.olive
in a style beyond her husband's incomi,.jua
because her next door neighbor does: one
who can be happy in the love of her h4s
band, her home, and its beautiful duties;
without asking the world for its smilesor .
OW' IN contest among-men, the party
doing the most wrong is commonly harder
to be reconciled than he who has sufrered
most wrong. The reason is, he has a quar
rel with himself, which makes him doubly
O"' AMoNG the- calculations witirreajd
to Sebastopol is one in the London Moninj
Post, which says that the 'terniination of the
siege is no longer a niatter of doubt but
may be exactly estimated. The calculation
of that journal is that the place will be taken
year after next.
7" WELL, Sambo, what's yer up to
"Oh, I'se a carp'nter and jiner."
"He! I guess yer is! What department
do yer perform, Sambol"
"What department; I does de alar
"What's sat g
" Why, I turns de grindstone."
O AN APT SIXILE.-A Roman Catholic
Priest some time since, in Germany, on= en.
tering the pulpit took a walnut into-it. He
told the congregation that the shell: was
tasteless and valueless-that was- Clavin's
church; the skin was nauseous, disagrees.
ble and worthless-that was the Lutheran
church. He then said he would show them
the holy Roman Apostolic Churoh,-he
cracked it and found it rotten.
0 A B.AUTIFrL thought this which 'we
find in an exchange : " If there is a man
who can eat his bread in peace with God
and man, it is the man who has brought that
bread. out of the earth. It is cankered by
no fraud; it is wet by no tears, it is stained:
by no blood."
(I? DoNs'T READ Tiis.-It- has beenm
ascertained, says a contemporary,. thiat the'
people who paythe printer are seldomsti'uem
by lightning. If this be a bona-fidle fhet,
we have in our mind's eye. a few who. ougha
to procure lightning rods instanter i
O&7 MEN are like bugles' the more bras
they contain, the further you can hear theulk
Women are like tulips: the more modess.
and retiring they appear, the better you lone
og"' "Now, papa, tell me what is hum
bug?" " It is," replied papa, " when mamnia
pretends to be very fond of me, and pats no
buttons on my shirt till reminded .of it a
dozen times." Queer definition,. that;. atiB
there's some truth in it.
0Wr" WHAT's whiskey bringing 1" inquir
ed a dealer in that artiele. " Brmngig men
to the gallow's," was the reply..-.,.
Oz A Yankee has invented a. dilh'6g
machine. which not only drills wood, rocks
and iron, but is useful in drilling military
OWTExAxvE.-Woukd y'ou have 'yone
children to be temperatei h e tensperaib
yourself. Would you teach them to abhor
all vulgar habbitsi let them hav~e no domin
ion over you. Your wife might, talk from
May to January upon the evil influence of
tobacco. Your boy may see you but onee,.
use it with a relish, and his first penny wilt
go for a quid, such as an intelligent beast
wvould eschew. -
OW H AVE the courage to prefer eomfort
and pi-ofriety to fashion in all things.
OW A client once burst into a tIood of
tears after he had heard the statement of his
counsel, exclaiming, " I did not thinkI haiI
suffered half .so much."
0zW PRESERVE few secret from )Ily, wlfe;
for if she discover them, she will grieve, not
that thou has kept from ber thy secrets, un
thy confidence. - - 'Jm.
0&T THERE is a man in Olney, Illinois, so
dirty, that the assessor puts him down as
p7'THE following notice wvas at# ' i
a shop. in Leedse "This Ouse fS Lett.
Hinquir Necks Doar." -
0# Tzz doportentsbhave tedn'
tbi' prhetine af. piteot tnedeigi
now. print scripteaflnjnntions g
fencs. Agentemanwaslately start
reading upon a fence, i" Take- Hobensseks
Liver Pills," and direcl bnut i -
pare to meet thy Godl -
0W NEw R D .-5&1e ng
lie," is now rendeed "-at1lpSinatiogonlarga