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"I'X OLD TO-DAY."
An aged man, on reaching his seventieth birth
day like one surprised, paced his house, exclaiming,
-"I am an old man! I am an old man."
I awake at last; I've dreamed too long,
Where are my three score years and ten!
My eyes are keen, my limbs are strong;
I well might vie with younger men.
The world, its passions and its strife,
Is passing from my grasp away,
And though this pulse seems full of life,
"I'm old to day-I'm old to day !"
Strange, that I never felt before
That I had almost reached my goal,
My bark is nearing death's dark shore;
Life's waters far behind me roll;
And yet I love their murmuring swell,
Their distant breakers' proud array,
And must I,-can I say " Farewell '"
"I'm old to-day,-I'm old to-day."
This house is mine, and those broad lands
That slumbers 'neai you fervid sky;
You brooklet, leaping o'er the sands,
Hath often met my boyish eye.
I loved those mountains when a child;
They still look young in green array;
Ye rocky cliffs, ye summits wild,
"I'm old to-day,-I'm old to-day !"
'Twixt yesterday's short hours and me,
A mighty gulf hath intervened,
A man with men I seemed to be
But now, 'tis meet I should be weaned
From all my kind; from kindred dear;
From those deep skies,-thlat landscape gay;
From hopes and joys I've cherished here;
" I'm old to-day,-I'm old to-day !"
0 man of years, while earth recedes,
Look forward, upward, not behind!
Why dost thou lean on broken reeds 7
Why still with earthly fetters bind
Thine ardent soul 1 God give it wings,
'Mid higher, purer joys to stray!
In heaven, no bappy spirit sings
"I'm old to-day-Im old to-day."
THE DOCTOR'S BRIDE.
BY EMERsON BENNETT.
"-We Doctors meet with.strange adventures,"
once said to mue a distinguished physician, with
whom I was on terms of intimacy.
"I have often thought," I replied, " that the
secret history of some of your profession if
written in detail would make a work of thril
"I don't know that I exactly agree with you
in regard to detail, rejoined my friend: there
is a great deal that is common place, and there
fore not worthy of being recorded; but grant
us the privilege of your novelist, to select our
characters and scenes and work them into a
kind of plot, with a view of striking denoue
ment, and I doubt not many of us could give
you a romance in real life, comprising only
what we have seen, which would equal, if not
surpass, anything you ever met in the way of
fiction. By the by, I believe I never told you
of the most strange and romantic adventure of
" You never told me of any of your adven
tures, Doctor, I replied ; but if you have a story
to tell you will find me an eager listener."
" Very well, then, as I have a few minutes to
spare, I will tell you one more wildly romaiitic,
more incredibly remarkable, if I may so speak,
than you probably ever found in a work of tic
" I am all attention."
" Twenty five years ago," pursued the Doctor,
"I entered the Medical College of F- as a
"student. I was then quite young, inexperienced,
and inclined to be timid and sentimental ; and
wvell do I remember the horror I experienced
when one of the senior students, under pretence
of showing me the beauties of the institution,
suddenly thrust me into the dissecting room
among dead bodies, and suddenly closed the
door upon me ; nor do I forget how may screech
es of terror and prayers of release from that
awvful place imade me the laughing stock of my
Ridicule is a hard thing to bear; the coward
becomes brave to escape it, and the brave man
fears it more than he would a belching cannon.
I sulfered it till 1 could stand it iio longer ; aiid
wrougrht up to a pitch of desperation, I deman
ded to know what I might (10 to redeem my
aharacter anid gain an honorable footing among
may fellow students.
"I wdll tell you," said one, his eyes sparkling
with miisrhmief, " if you will go at thme midnight
hour and dig up a subject, and take it to your
room anrd renmaina alone with it till mingii, wo
will let yo'u off and never say another word
about your womanly fright."
I shuddlered. It was~ a fe-ar~ful alternamtive,
but it. seemed less terrible to sulier all the hair
r',rs that niught be concentrated int a singh-~
night, than to hear day after day thme jeers oIf
" Where shall I go ? andl when ?" wvas my
timnid inquiry ; and the very thouighat of such
tn advetiure made may blood run cold.
" To thec Eastern Cemetery, to-night, at
'twehve o'chock," replied may tormenter, fixing
Iris keen black eyes ul~on nme. and allowing his
thin lips to curl with contempt. " But what is
the use of -takinmg such a coward as you to pier
form such a manly feat ?" lie added deridinagly.
Ihis wordls stung mue to the quick ; and with
out further reflection, andh scarcely of what I
was saying, I rejoined boldly:
" I anm iio coward, sir, as ilil prove to you,
by perlomnning what you call a manly feat."
" You wvill go ?" he asked quicklf.
" I will."
" Bravely said, rmy lad !" lie rejoined in a
tone of approval, and exchanging his expressi. ni
of contempt for one one of iurprise aind admi
ration. " Do this, Morris, and thme first nmma
that insults you afterwards msakes an er~emy of
SAgain I felt a cold shuddler pass through
rmy frame at the thought of what was before
mae; but I had accepted the challenge in the
presence of witnesses-for this conversation oc
curred as we were leaving the hall, after listen
ing to an evening lecture-and I was re:solved
to make my wordl good shouild it ev-en cost mie
rmy life ; in fact I knew I coiubal nut do other
wise now, wi:hout the risk of bing drYive iln
dlisgrace from thu college.
I abould here observe that in those days there
were few professional r-esurrectionists ; and as it
was absolutely necessary to have .subjects for
dissection, the unpleasant business of procuring
them devolved upon the students, who in con
sequence watched every funeral eagerly, and
calculated the chances of cheating the sexton
of is charge and the grave of its victim.
There had been a funeral that day of a poor
orphan girl, who had been followed to the grave
by a few friends; and this was considered a
favorable chance for the party whose turn it
was to procure the next subject, as the graves
of the poor and friendle:s were never watched
with the same keen vigilance as those of the
rich and influential. Still it was no trifling risk
to attempt to exhume the bodies of the poorest
and humblest-for not unfrequently persons
were found on the watch even over these; and
only the year before one student had been mor
tally wounded by a rifle ball; and another a
month or two subsequently had been rendered
a cripple for life by the same means.
All this was explained to me by a party of
*six or eight who accompanied me to my room
which was in a building belongiug to the col
lege, and rented by apartments to such of the
students as preferred a bachelor's to regular
boarding; and they took care to add several
terrifying stories of ghosts and hobgoblins by
way of calming my excited nerves; just as I
have before now observed old women stand
around a weak, feverish patient and croak out
their experience in seeing awful sufferings and
fatal terminations ofjust. such maladies as the
one with which their helpless victim was then
" Is it expected that I shall go alone ?" I in
quired, in a tone that trembled in spite of me,
while my knees almost knocked together and I
felt as if my very lips were white.
" Well, no," replied Benson, my most dreaded
tormentor; " it would be hardly fair to send
you alone, for one individual could not succeed
in getting the body from the grave quick
enough; and you, a mere youth without expe
rience, would fail altogether. No, we will go
with you; some three or four of us, and help
you dig the corpse; but then you must take it
on your back and bring it up to your room
here, and spend the night alone with it !"
It was some relief to me to find I was to
have company during the first part of my awful
undertaking; but still I felt far from agreeable,
I assure you; and chancing to look into the
mirror, as the time drew near for setting out, T
fairly started at beholding the ghastly object I
saw reflected therein.
" Come, boys," said Benson, who was always
by general consent the leader of whatever frol
ic, expedition or undertaking he was to have a
hand in: " Collie, boys, its time to be on the
move. A glorious night for us!" he added,
throwing up the window and letting in a fierce
gust of wind and rain; the very d-l himself
would hardly venture out in such a storm !"
Ile lit a dark lantern, threw on lis long, hea
vy cloak, took up a spade and led the way
down stairs ; and the rest of us, three in num
ber, threw on our cloaks also, and took a spade
and followed him.
We took a roundabout course to avoid being
seen by any citizen that might chance to be
stirrillg, and in something less than half an hour
we reached the cemetery, scaled the wall with
out dilliculty, and stealthily searched for the
grave till we found it in the pitchy darkness
the wind and ram sweeping paat us with dis
Imal howls and nmoalls, that to ime, trembling
with terror, seemled to be the unearthly wailing of
the spirits of the damned.
" Here we are," whispered Benson to me as
we at length stopped at a mound of fresh earth
over which one of the party haO -stumbled.
'- Colie. fee around, Morris, and -trike in your
spade, aid let us see if you will make as good
a hand at exhumning a dead body as you will
sme day at killing a live one with physic."
I did as directed, trembling ill every liibl,
but the first spade full 1 threw up1) 1 started
back with a vell of horror, that. on any other
but a howling, stormy night, would have be
trayed us. It appeared to mne as if I had
thrust my spade into a buried lake of fire-fir
the soft dirt was all aglow like living coals, and
as I had fuieied the moanings of the storIls,
the wailings of the tormented spirits, I now
fancied I had uncmovered a small portion of the
bottomless pit it~self.
"Fool F" hissed Benson, grasping liy arml
with the grip oif a vice, as I stood leanling- onl
my spade for .supp~ort, lmy very teeth chattering
with terror, "ainothier yell like that anid I'l
mlake a subject of you! Are you not ashamed
of yourself, to be scared out of your wits, if
you ever had any, by a little phosphorescent
earth ? Don't you know it is often found in
H~is explanation re-assured me, thlough I was
now too weak from my fright to be oh any as
sistance to the party, wvho all fell to work with
a will, secretly laughing at mie, and soon reached
thle coflinl. Splittinig the lid with a hatchlet,
whiich had been brought for the purpose, they
quickly lifted out the corpse, and thiem Benson
and another of the party taking 1101( of it., one
at the head and the other at the feet, they hur
ried it away, biddinlg me follow, and leaving
the others to fill up the grave, that it might
not be suspected thd body had been exhumed.
IHaving got the corpse safely over the wall of
the cemetery, Benson now called upon mec to
perform my part of the horrible business.
"HIere, you quaking simpllleton," he said, " I
wanlt you to take this on your back and make
the best oh your way to your room, and remaini
alone wijth it all night. if you do this bravely,
wve will claim you as one of us to morrow, and
thle first man that dares to say a wvord against
your courage after that, shall find a foe ini me.
But hark yonu! if you mlake any blunder on thle
way andm~ lose our prize, it will be better for you
to quiit t his town before I set eyes on you again!
Do you understand meI!
"T-ye-ye-yes !" 1 stammered, with chiatter
"Arc you ready ?"
" Y-ye-ye-yes," I gasped.
" Well, conie here, where are you?"
All this timle it was so dlark that I could see
nothing but a faint line of white, whichl I knew
to be the shrouded corpse ; but I felt carefully
round till I got hold( of Benson, who told me
to take of f my cloak ; and then rearinlg tile cold
deadl body againlst myl back, he began fixingv its
cold arms11 about my neck. bidding mo take hold
of thaemi, anld draw them well over aiid keep
concealed, anmd be sure anud not let go of t hem
on any consderation whatever, as I valued my
" Oh ! what torturinig horror I experiencedl as
[ nmechanicady followed his directions ! Tfongue
couhld not describe it !"
"At length having adjusted the corpse so
thlat I might bear it off with comparative ease,
lhe thlrew my long black cloak, over it amnd over
my arum<, andi~ fastened it with a cord about my
neck, and then inqulired :
" Now, Morris, (1o you think you can find thle
way to your room?1"
"I-I do-do-don't know," I gaspIed, feeling
as if I should sink to the earth at the first step.
" Well, you cannot lose your way if you go
straight ahead," he replied. " Keep ini the mid
dIe of~ tiis street or road, and it will take you
to f2olge Grcemn, and then you are all right.
Come. push on before your bumrdenm grows too
heavy ; the distanice is only a good hlnf mile !"
" I set forward, with trembling nerves, ex
pecting to sink to the ground at every step ; but
..rauall mny terror, instead of weakening, gnae
me strength; and I was soon on the run-splash
ing through mud and water, with the storm
howling about me in fury, and the cold corpse,
as I fancied, clinging to me like a hideous vam
" How I reached my room I do not know
but probably by a sort of instinct, for I only
remember of my brain being in a wild feverish
whirl, with ghostly phantoms all about me, as
one sometimes sees them in a dyspeptic dream.
" But reach my room I did with my dead
burden on my back; and I was afterwards told
that I made wonderful time; for Benson and
his fellow students, fearing the loss of theit
subject-which on account of the difficulty of
getting subjects was very valuable-followed
close behind me, and were obliged to run at the
top of their speed to keep me within hailing
"The first I remember after getting to my
room, was the finding myself awake in bed,
with dim consciousness of something horrible
having happened-though what, for some min
utes, 1 could not for the life of me recollect.
Gradually, however, the truth dawned upon
me; and then I felt a cold perspiration start
from every pore, at the thought that perhaps I
was occupying a room alone with a corpse.
The room was not dark; there were a few em
bers in the grate which threw out a ruddy
light; and fearfully raising my head, I glanced
quickly and timidly around.
"And there-there on the floor against the
right hand wall, but a few feet from me-sure
enough, lay the cold still corpse, robed in its
white shroud, with a gleam of firelight resting
upon its ghastly face, which to my excited fan
cy seemed to move. Did it move'? I was
gazing upon it, thrilled and fascinated with anl
indescribable terror, when, as sure as I see you
now, I saw the lds of the eyes unclose, and saw
its breast heave, and heard a low stiled moan.
"Great God !" I shrieked and fell back in a
"How long I lay unconscious I do not know;
but when I came to myself again, it is a mar
vel to me that in any excited state I did not
lose my senses altogether, and become the tenl
ant of a mad-house; for tlere-right before ane
-standing up in its wlhie shroud-with its
eyes wide open and staring upon. me, and its
features thin, hollow and death-hued-was the
corpse I had brought from the ceieery.
"In God's nanse, avaunt!" I gasped. " Go
back to your grave, and rest in peace! I will
never disturb you again !"
"The large hollow eyes looked more wildly
upon ame-the head moved-the lips parted
aad :t voice in a somewhat sepulchral tone said :
" Where aia I? Who are you ? Which
world ant I in ? Mn I living or an I dead ?"
" You were dead," I gasped, sitting up in bed
and fecling as if my brain would burst with a
pressure of unspeakable horror; "you wCe
deal and buried, and I was on. of the guilty
wretches who this night disturbed you in your
peaceful rest. B]ut go back, poor ghost, in
Heaven's ame, and no mortal power shall ever
induce me to comsie nigh you again! " Ol! I
feel faint!" said the corpse gradually sinking
owin upon the floor, with a groan. " Where
uw I ? Uh, where ama I"
"'Gi-eat God !"'I sh'outed, as ihe stiariling
truth suddenly flashed upoan me, " perhaps this
poor girl w:as buried alive and is now living !"
"I bounded f'rom the bed and grasped a hand
of the prostrate body. It w;.s not warn, but
it was not cold. I put ny trembling fingers
poan the pulse-Did it bea. ? or was it the
pulse in my fingers ? I thrust aay hand upon
the heart. It was warm-there was life there.
'1he breat heaved ; she breathed ; but the eyes
were closed aid the features had the lok of
death. Still it was a living body-or else I
navself was insane.
I sprang to the door, tore it open, and shouted
" Quick ! quick !" cried I; " the dead is alive !
the dead is alive!"
Several of the students .leeping in adjoining
roomas c1ane ahurrying into ainse, thinskinag I had
guine aad with terror, as soimte of themaa had
erd ora voice before.e and aill knsew to what a
feafulh o'rdeal I haad beena sul je~eteda.
"Poor fellow !" exchsaimsed onae, in a tone oif
sympathy ; I predhicted thsis.
"It is too bail," said another ; " it wvas too
much for his nervous system !"
" I an not maad," returned I, compa~rehaendinlg
their suspicions; but the corpse is alive-hasten
and see !
T'hey hurried into the room one after arnther ;
and the foremnost, stooping down to wvhat lie
supposed to be thec corpse, put his haand upon it
and instanstly exclsiased:
"Quick ! a light anal sonme brandly-shie lives !"
All now was buastle, confusiona andl exciteanenat,
one proposig onec thinag asnd ansother somaethaing
else, nad all speaking togethser. They placed
her on thme bedh sand g:ave her somea brassiy, whsesn
she again revived. I ran for a phaysiciasn-one
of the faculty-who casme and tendued upon hser
througha thae night, asnd by sunsrise the next
moarnang shse was reported to be ina a fair way
" Now, what do youi thiank of my story so
far ?" queried the D~octor, wvitha a sasnile.
"Very resmarkable," I replied ; "very remnark
able inadeed ! But tell mae, did thec girl finally
"She did ; and turnsed oliat to be a msost beau
tifuil creatusre, anad onlhy sweet sevenateen."
"Anad I suppose se blest thse resurrectionists
Iall the rest of her life !" 1 rejoinsed with a laugh.
"She certaissdy hseld one of them isa kind re
amebrance," retusrneda the doctor with a smnile.
" What becamue of hser, D~octor?1"
" What shsould have bjecomse of hser, accord
ag to thec well kanowna rules of poetic justice of
your novel writers?" returnead may friend with
a peculiar smaile.
" Why ," said I lausghsing, " she should hanve
turned oust an heiress, aid married you.''"
"Anad that is exactly what shec did !" rejoinied
" (Good hecavons ! You ar'e jesting !"
"No, nay friend, no0, r'eplied the D~octor in a
faltering voice ; " that nighat of horror onlsy hpre
ceded thse dlawns ->f my happliness ; I or that girl,
lovely Ilelens Leroy, in timea becamea miy wife
anda thae mothser ot may t wo boys. Shse sleepas
now mi dleath, beneatha the cold, cold sod," ad
ded thse Doctor, ian a tremuslouss tone, brushaing
away a tear froms has eye ; " and no hauana resuar
rectionists shall ever raise her to life agan !"
V01150 LDY IN A SlAPE---HOOPS AND HiGH
HEELS IN CIHURCHI.
The Rlichmsondl Whsig says: A few Sundays
ago, a msodest youang gentlesman of our acquain
tace aittendied the msorning service, is one of
our hashiionsable churches. lie was kinadly shiowns
into a luxusriouasly cushiioned pew, and had! hsa d
ly settlead hsimself, asnd taken an observation of
sis neighsbors, before a beautiful youang lady en
tered, and with a graceful wave of the hasnd
prenting~ our friend from rising to give her
palace, quiietly suk into a seat near thae cnd.
Wena a hsyansasaWL givens ouat shse skillfully fonnsd
the page, andl with a sweet samile that set his
hseart a thumping, hsadedl her uneighbor the book.
Te iniisttar raised his hsands in prayer, and the
fair gial knelt, anad in this posture perplexed hser
friend to know whlich most to admire, her beau
ty or hser devoutness. Presently the prayer
w- concluded. and the~ conlgregationl reumed
their seats. Our Ed respectfully raised lii
eyes from the fairfo -he had been so earnest
ly scanning, lest wh . he looked up, she woult
detect him staring 'her. After a couple oj
seconds he darted a ive glance at his char.
mer and was astonis to see her still on hei
knees; he looked el y, and saw that she was
much affected, tremblg in violent agitation nc
doubt from the eloqu power of the preacher,
Deeply sympathizing, e watched her closely,
Her emotion amore violent; reaching
her hand behind hesihe would convulsively
grasp her clothing, strain, as it were to rend
the brilliant fabric of ei dress. The sight wa
exceedingly painful hold, but he still gazed
like one entranced, wonder and astonish
ment. After a minuthe lady raised her face,
heretofore concealed ' 'the cushion, and with
her hand e and istikable becken to our
friend. He quick1, Oved along the pew to
wards her, and inclii is ear as she evidently
wished to say somet g.
"Please help me, sk" . she whispered, " my
dress has caught, an cant get up." A brief
examination revealedt cause of the difficulty;
the fair girl wore fiuslable high-heeled shoes;
kneeling upon both knees, these heels of course
struck out at right ijbAi; and in this position
the highest hoop ofbeiew fangled skirt caught
over them, and thus 9dered it impossible for
her to raise herselfU-or, straighten her limbs.
The more she strug~d the tighter was she
bound; so she wasso0 trained to call for help.
This was immediate not scientifically ren
dered, and when the z'ext prayer was made, she
merely inclined hew. upon the back of the
front pew-thinking,.iq doubt, that she was
not in prayiag costunm
From the Peiolvania Inquirer.
SOUNDS- RON HOME.
A REVERIE OF TU AST, BY AN OLD MAX.
The fire burns brigstly on the wide hearth
before me. The es rush whistling and
siniging up the great ek chimney, that swal
lows them carelessly ;and gapes for more. I
have seen youth as bright and sparkling as
those flanes, rush likethem into the black gulf
of ruin, and like thet itoo, leave behind them
nought but ashes, but.he ashes, alas! of blas
ted hopes, and fond hearts, stricken by despair.
[ am an old man; I hve run my race alloted
by IHeaven to all of rth. My head is bowed
down towards the du,' which will soon claim
ie as its own. I shogld be alone, alone in the
grat iron world, had] not one good, faithful
friend, who, I thank 0)d hunbly, is still spared
ie. Oh! it were wrse than death, worse,
worse a thousand t'Une to lose that friend. Men
call it " memory." I tall it a good angel, for
it brings back to ie those whom I loved and
As I sit before the wild flames, that throw a
tremibling, stooping-shadow upon the wall, this
spirit one is singing in iy ears strains, sweet
though sad, the melodies of by-gone days. Oh,
dearly do 1 love to hear that soig, to listen to
those " Sounds from Home." What sound
from the hoime of my qy-hood is floating round
Ie now ? Have you.. ever hedrd a village
church bell fill the -Let air with its sweet.
p ,laintvrmud ,on thogafairmamer
evenings, when all around there is such a still
and htoly calm, that it seems as if heaven itself
were slumbering on earth !. Such to me this
sound has always been. I know it well ; it is
my mother's voice. I had a mother once, and
I loved her, too-who does inot ? I remember,
when a little child, I tried to pray, I first would
think of her, to till my heart with love for God.
Sie was ly steppingov-StOle from earth to heav
enl! Oh i! what is there like a mother's love 1
o where the love so pure as that we bear to
her ? When we are fre.'h fron Gbod, then it is
sti-ingest ; for as we grow obller, and the cold
and sneering devil, called the " world," breathes
on is its ranik. withering breath, then does our
love for her who gave us birth, wander amid s)
m11ay fierce humn pi on , that their bilack
shadows dim its brightness, but still it lurns
within our hearts. :u4 we coniess it, too, when
doth is in our hummes and we are mothierles-4.
BUt mnemoiry, restless spuirit, sings now~ to ine
anotfher straini. 1 hear another sound from
home. This time it is a simple stratiun, sung lby
one who was5 dearer to moe thanti all the worl
esides. IA'ng rea.s ago there c.rossed my path
in life a girlish'formit, some called it piretty
perhaps it was; I never thto't of that, it wits
very fair, with a delicate frame, and a voice in
whic-h wa a strain as mtusicaml as the ntotes of a
harp which I uonc-e had when a chtili, thme chmords
of which were intovedi by thme winid as it limsedl
over thtem. Ily slow degrees this girlish formt
grew powecrful it its imastery over mie. I who
ad a mock for hove, inow found ini it ai master.
I struggled against this new-bor~n powver, for I
was younmg, and those whom 1 hived, antd who
loved me, wo'd have tie turn to other things.
It is an old story that I amt telling. I called
her wife, and~ gen there buirst on mie thme anger
of a parent, andi for a tie 1 left my father's
house, and wandered far fromt it. Bunt shte, the
one whose voice I still hear, was at my side,
and in her love I wa happy. Shte died !-See
tere, where the mnoon-beanms rest oni a plain,
marbie sto~ne, ais if they love to watch over the
grave of one as pure as themselves. She lies
there, and 1 am not at her side ! For a-while.
my bosom, on which her head was wont to
rest, wvas as cold as the carthI ini which she niow
slumbers. But Time is a friend iindeed, for h
-yes, he comforted inc.
Pshaw ! what is this dream wve call love, after
all ? a toy to wvhile away sin hour, a themei for
boys and girls to pirattle about. I dreamed
like other fools once, but ntow I have learned to
stare reality in thte face, and bear unfinchingly
its cold gaze. Bunt I must talk of her. She
died, and (lied when we were poor, and I eursed
myself that I had taken her from her home,
and had no honme to give her. It was selfish,
was it mitt? But selfishness holds the key of
all mein's hearts; yes, I waas selfish to lovre hei
as I did . he died, died a-blessing me. Well,
well, if what wise and good men say bo true, I
shall see her again; that this may be is imy
constant prayer to heaven. Another sound
fron home-an infant's cry. The tiny voice of
ty first-born is ringinig in my ears. Alas! that
sound fromi home h- been stilled. Ifeaven
took what God had given me, ere earth hiad
time to wither it with its accursed 'breath.
There is more than one sleeping beneath thtat
cold, white stone. The babe is lying in its
mother's arms, and the moon-beanms watch over
my lost treasures. I am alone in thte world,
alone with memory; alone with the thio't of the
past. Oh, mother,-wife and child ! your voices
come to me like messengers from the dead tc
the living. Still do they come to me, sounds
from a far off happy home, a home beyond th<
grave ! ..
INFIDF..ns often grumble about the cost c!
preachers, who, by thte by, arc the poorest pail
set of meni in thte United States, as a whole
with here and there an exception; and who
in ore to live, mtust have donation parties, a:
thuhtey were paupers, because they wer
prahr feternal realities. The cost of al
the clergy in the U'nited States is butt .12,000,
000 annually, while the criminals cost $40,000,
00, the lwes76,000,000, and intoxicatini
U USEFUL MINTS AND RECIPES.
ETIQUETTE AT THE TABLE.--Each guest
ihould have a table napkin folded in some
pleasing form, and each napkin should contain
a small roll-both being laid upon a plate by the.
soup-plate. The knife and spoon are always to
be placed on the right hand side, and the fork
on the left hand. Salt-spoons and salt-cellars
shoild be placed at the four corners and in the
centre of the table; and by the side of each
salt-cellar there should be placed two table
spoons. The bowl for salad, not flowers, should
stand in the centre of the table. The table
linen should be white, and all of the same color,
pattern, and design; the dinner napkins should
be of tolerable size, say about twenty-six inches
long by twenty inches broad. The dinner ser
vice should be as handsoine as possible, for the
beautiful is never throin' aWay on the s.nses;
even a plain chop is better relished off a pretty
plate than one in ill taste. The French very
generally use white dinner services, and it
would be well were this example to be follow
ed, for China plates with gilt edges have a
beautiful effect.-Porter's Spirit
GRAPE CUTrixs.-The " Ohio Fanner" asks:
Hve you a choice Grape Cutting that you
want to grow ? and replies as follows: " Then
go to the woods, dig sonie roots of a wild grape
vine, cut them into pieces of about six inches
long, cut your choice grape vine or cutting into
pieces of only one or, at most, two buds; in
sert the lower end by the common cleft-graft
ing method, into the piece of wild vine root;
plant it in the earth. leaving the cutting just
level with the top of the ground. Every one so
made, will grow, and in two years, become
To MAKE WHIUTEWASH THAT WILL NOT RUB
OFF.-MiX up half a pailful of lime and water
ready to put on the wall; then take one gill of
flour and mix it with the water; then pour on
it boiling water sullicient to thicken it; pour
it while hot into the whitewash; stir 4 well
together, and it is ready for use.
To CiE.iN. WALL PAPFR.-Soiled wall papers
may be made to look as well almost as new in
imiost cases, by the following expedient: Take
about two quarts of wheat bran, tie in a bundle
in coarse 1lannel, and rub over the paper. It
will cleanse the whole paper of all dzscription
of dirt and spots, better than any other means
that can be used. Some use bread, but dry
bran is better.
Two gallons of ginger beer may be made as
follows:-Put two gallons of cold water into a
pot upon the fire; add to it two ounces of gin
ger, and two pounds of white or brown sugar.
Let all this come to the boil, and continue boil
ing for half an hour. Then skim the liquor,
and pour into a jar or tub, along with one sliced
lemon, and half an ounce of cream of tartar.
When nearly cold, put in a teacupful of yeast,
to cause the liqw r to work. The beer is now
made; and after it has worked for two days,
strain it and bottle it fur use. Tie the corks
down firmly.-Scientific American.
ONE WAY To KEEP Euc.-During a long
voyage to South America, it was noticed how
inTh-tihtwgs-contimcd- to -bet The steward
was called on for his secret. le said that as
lie purchased his stock, lie packed it down in
small boxes-raisin boxes--and afterwards,
about once a week, turned over every box but
the one out of which lie was using. This was
all. The reason of his success is, that by turn
ing thbe eggs over, he kept the yolks alout.the
middle of the allbtimnen. Yet still the yolk will
alter a while find its way through the white to
the shell. and when it does so, the egg will
ANOTH E.--Eggs can, it is said, be better pre
served in cornmeal than in any ther prepara
tion yet known. Lay then with the sniall
end down, and if undisturbed, they will be as
good at the end of the year as when packed.
S-rovE PiPcs.-Linseed oil laid upon stove
pIpos when warm (not hot) and kept at a low
teumeratuire flve or six hours, will impjart a fine
lustre. One gill will serve for half-a-dozen
Iloccai Livs.-We can recommend the fol
lowing means for keeping lips smooth. Get a
lemon, anid having cut into two pairts rub there
with the lip~s frequently daily, andl more pr
tieularly blbre expomnre to the openi air.
S-rEwEn Umer.uins.-Tfake two or. three
straight enucumbers, cut ohf one end, then take
ont thme seedis, lay themi in vinegar and water,
and pepiper and salt ; have some farce, and jill
each encumber with it; dry your cuenbers
well out of the vinegar iirst, then dry them in
a clean rubber; thmen fry tbemi, if for brown;
if for white, not; take themi out of the butter,
and put them to stew in some good stock, with
one onion, a lagot of herbs, a slice of lean haum,
until tender ; thicken the, liquor, mand pass
through a taunmy ; season with a little drop of
vinegar, lemion juiice, sugar, salt, anti white pep
per ; glaze the eucumibers several tinme~s to be
of a light brown.
*To CLEAN WInrrE Feas.-Washi thema in
cold lather, or soap and water, with a little
soda and blue ini it. ; then draw thuem with the
hanid, the same, as ilannel, through severa~ul lath
ers, until they are cleani ; rinse in clean water,
shake them well, and hang up to diry, frequent
ly shaking them while damp.
ITo MArEE CHEausE CAKE.--To one quarter of
a pound of grated chee~se, add the yolks of six
eggs, a quarter of a pound of butter, a little
salt, a little Gayenne; beat all togethier until
quite light, then add the whites of the eggs
beaten to a stiff~ froth, and bake in paper cases
in a modlerate oven.
SmuAarE's RinLE On-ron.-Mr. John P,
Sclienkl, an ingenious German nechanic of this
city, recently invented a breach-Ioading rifle,
which seemsto comibinie "all the modern unmprove
meents" and the excellencies of the most celebrat
ed patenit ire ams. It. is loaded, capped and
cooked by one motion only ; anid yet is less liable
to be al-cidenutally discharged than thme coin
m110n riule, its parts are fewv and strong ; .it is sim
ple ini its construction, and can lie takeni apart
by simply withdrawing a1 bolt. It is ai combina
tion of the Minie rifle and Prussian needle-gun.
Its ball has an expanding rim, like Minie's hat
cut ; as in the Prussian guthe powder is ignit
threbiy burning all of it. This, wvithi the gas
tight joinit, causes the ball to receive 'the whole
force of the powder--which propols it, therefore,
with greater strength and velocity than the same
quantity of ammunitionl as used in other rifles
It. is loaded by umoving the trigger guard onie
quarter turn to the right, which moves the barrel
irward, out of the thinible-joint, andI causes it
to fall, by its own weight, into the positioni neces
sary for the insertionu of the chiarge. The same
movement cocks it. The cartridge tised contains
powder, ball andt cap. The cap iusedl is
the commiioni percussion cap~, which is inserted in
the ball, withi its opening towards the powder.
The balls arc cast with the cap-holder in them.
- When the charge is thins placed in the chamber,
- the guard is mioved hack to place, and the weapon
is re'ady to be fired. The gun can be set at half
I cck amid when in that position, can be carried
in the most drenching rain, or thrown into water,
and yet without damping the powder.
In firing the rifle, when the trigger is pulled
the maini-spring is set free, which npels forward
a pin horizontally, through the powder, until it
strikes the cap, which it is made to fit exactly
This action, before the powder is ignited, forces
the ball into the centre of the barrel-thus mak.
ing it as accurate in its aim as any muzzled.
loadin rifle, and obviating the great difliculty
with all breach loaders hitherto in use-a difficul.
ty which, in Sharpe's weapon, is insuperable to
its Iong continued popularity, and certainly to
its eficacy as a deadly weapon.
As any percussion cap can be used, the nui
sance of priners-which it is often so ditlicult
to buy where weapons are used-is not only en
tirely obviated, but life cannot be endangered
nor game lost, by the primers giving out before
the other ammunition is exhausted.-Boston
AUTIORITY IN HIGH PLACES.
The following declaration has been signed in
succession by the Presidents whose names are
attached to it. Death occurred, before the
name of Harrison could be obtained.
Being satisfied from observation and experi
ence, as well as from medical testimony, that
ardent spirits, as a drink, is not only needless,
but hurtful, and that the entire disuse of it
would tend to promote the virtue and happiness
of the community; we hereby express our con
viction, that should' the citizens, of the United
States, and especially all young men, discon
tinue entirely the use of it, they would not only
promote their own personal benefit but the good
of the country and the world.
James Madison, John Tyler,
John Quincy Adams, James K. Polk,.
Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor,
Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce,
THE EFFECT OF TlE TARIFF UPON GOODS AND
The advocates of the Tariff contend that the
duty is not paid by the consumer, and somle of
them even go so far as to say that high duties
make low prices.
We have only to say to this, that the manufac
turers of the North who have fully tested this
thing, now and always have been very anxious to
have every raw naterial that they use admitted
free of duty. They give as a reason for it, that
the duty so increases the price that they 'cannot
sell their goods at as low prices as those who pay
no duty upon them.
Do you want to know the effect it produces on
your Cotton? Suppose an English manuficturer
was to come to this country with a thousand dol
lars in gold to purchase your cotton, and the gov
ernment should make him pay 30 per cent. Suty
uptg it. You perceive, he would pay the gov
ernment $300, and would have only $700 left;
now, lie would have to get junt as much of your
cotton for the $700 as lie would have taken for
the $1000. But gold and silver pay no duty, for
two reasons; in the first place, it would make
the un'ust and 1iiquitious operation of the tariff
too pable and clear to the people, and they
would rot stand it a day. In the second place,
the government is sure to get the 30 per cent.
The gold and silver may come in free to pay for
your cotton, but your rulers know very well
that they are of no use to you but to buy some
thing with, and by putting the duty on every
thing that comes in, they are sure to get it for
the government or for the Northern ianufactu
There is another thing that may be learned
from this. Gold arid silver pay no duty-ootton
goods and silks pay 25 per centi woolen .goods,
anutictures of iron and steel, sugar and mi
lasas. play 30 por OcLnt. I wines pay -to and brandy
100 pere'ent. These things are al0 brought here
to paty for yoir cotton. Du0 you suppose if those
who iinanfietured thei paid the duty, that they
would bring then here ? The merchant fromr
tie United Stales pays in England precisely the
saie price for his goods that the Frenelinrr,
lussian, or any body else ; no deductioni is mrade
to, thre rmerchanut of' the L'niteud States orrnacouti
f the tairiff. Supporse the 25 pe cent. duty came
out of thre manufacturer, does arny body think he
would birinig thremr here ? Let us see how it will
Thme iimutheturer wvarits cotton-lhe starts off
whr a hundred thousannd dollars wvorthi of cotton
goods to the United States-he sells them in
ew York for mrorrey, arid hays 25,000 in diuties
to the governmrenit, leavinig hun only $75,000 to
py for cotton. Mark you, now,,.he could have
sod those sanme goods 'at home to the French
wun, or to one of our own mierchanmts for $100,.
000 in goldl, and with the gold he could have
come here arid boughit cotton, saving $25,000 ' y
the operationr. D)on't you see lie would have
doie better even if lie had sold Iris goods rat 15
per cent, less?7-for even then he would have
e~igt-ive thousand dollars to buy cotton with,
makig a saving of ten thousand dollars. How
comes it their, t hat he sends the goods insteiad
of the rioriey ? This is thre reason: It'he were
to sen.id the gold he would loose thre freight and
isurane upjoni it, and wvould get for it only whaat
it is worth at hom~ne. Sending the goods, he gets
as mruch as he would have got at home, aind gets
freight and insurance besides. TI'he conrsumuers
here pay the duties.-olurmus Crner Stone.
A CUt-Ios -ro Wixa. .rsn B~maMixr Dinms.
Dr. Hiraini Cox, cheiici~rl irnspector of alcoholic
liquiors in Cincinnati, Ohio, states, in an address
Ito his fellow-citizerns, that during two years lie
has nmade two hundred and forty-ine inspections
of various kinds of liquors, arid has faniid more
than nine-tenths of thiemi poisonous concoctions.
Of han~idy he do.es rnot believe there is one gal
Ion of piire i-a hundred gallons, the imitations
having corn whisky for a basis, arid various poi
soous acids for the condinmnts. Of wines not
a gallon in a thousand, purporting to be' sherry,
port, sweet Malaga, &e,, is pure, but they u rn
made of water ; sulphuric acid, alum, Guinen
pC pr, horse-radish, &c., arid marny of thmem
without a single drop of alcoholic spirit. Dr
Cox warrants there are nmot ten gallons of gein
ine hort in Cincinnati. In his inspectionis of
whisky he has found eonly from seventeen to tweni
ty percent. of alcoholic spirit, when it should
have been forty-five to fifty, and some of it con'
taiis sulphuric acid enough in a quart to eata
hole through a man's stomach.
"It may he necessary to remind the .public
thrt the Queen and Prince Albert have be
rovidentially blessed in their famil -circle
heliv are now the parents of nine children, anu
tiey have hiad to rioirn the loss of none. Thu
eldest of the royal children, the Princess Royal
is 17 years of age, the Prince of WVales is 16
the irinucess Alice 14, Prince Alfred 13, thr
Princcss Helena 11, Princess Louisa 9, Primei
Arthur 7, and Prince Leopold 4. In allt foul
sars arid five daughters."-Lonidon Star.
Oar Tuesday night last the konse of' Maj, 0
W. H. Legg, at Spartaunurg, took fire, and with
its contents, and a young negro girl, was entirelj
consumed. Mad. Legg a loss is estimated a
about $4,000, a very small part of which is cov
'ered by insurance. His family was absent frnrm
home, and there was no one in the house butt th
nr girl who lost her life.
I OWE No KAN A DOJIJA
By ciAl. P. SHIRAs.
Oh, do not envy, my own dear wife,
The wealth of our next door neighbor,
But bid me still to be. stout of heart,
And cheei fully follouy my '.br.
You must know, the last of tose litij debts,
That have been our lingering sorrow,
Is paid this night! So we'll both go forth
With happier hearts to.morrow..
Oh, the debtor is but a-shame-faced dog,
With the creditor's.name on his collar,
While I an a king, and you are a queen,
For we owe no man a dollar!
Our neighbor you saw in his coach to-day,
With his wife and daunting daughtet,
While we sat down to our coverlesi boaud,
To a crust and a cup of water;
I saw that the tear-drop stood in your Tye, .
Thougl -you tried your best tq conceal it
I kheW that the contrast reached your.heart,
And you could not help but feel I-;
But knowing now that our scanty faue
Has.freed my neck from the coller,
You'll join my laugh, and help me shout,
- That we owe no man a dollar!
This neighbor whose show dapled your eyes,
In fact is a wretched debtor;
I pity him oft from my very heart,
And I wish that his lot were bettpr.
Why, the man is the %vriest-slave alive;
For his dashing wife and deughtor
Will life in style, though ruin should come
So he goes like a lamb to the slaughter;
But he feels it the tighter every day,
That terrible debtor's collar!
Oh, what would he give, could he sey with us,
That he owed no man a dollar I
You seem amazed, but I'll tell you more;
Within two hours I met him
Sneaking away with a frightened air,
As if a Bend had beset him;
Yet he fled from a very worthy man,
Whom I met with the greatest pleasure
Whom I called by name and forced to stop,
Though he said he wps not at. leisure.
le held my last note! so I held him fast,
Till he freed my neck from the collar;
Then I shook his hand as I proudly said:
"Now, I owe no man a dollar!"
Ah, now you smile, for you feel the force
Of the truth I have been repeating;
I knew that a downright honest heart
In that gentle breast was beating I
To-morrow I'll rise with a giant's strength,
To follow my daily labor
Put e'er we sleep, let us humliT p-ay
For our wretched next door neighbor;
And we'll pray for the time whenallahll be free
. From the welght-of the debtor's collar
When the poorest ahall lift up his voice ardCry,
" Now, I owe no man a dollar I"
SENATOR SUMNER IN EUROBE.
Poor Sumner! the disgrace he incurred from
te castigation he deservedly received from the
lamented Brooks, stick to him like the shirt of
Nessus. le is a degraded man, fallen from his
once high poition, and regarded by all with
that aversion which we naturally feel towards
one who has forfeited his position 'as a brave,
sensitive, and honorable man. His destiny in
his respect, is irrevocably fixed ; public opinion,
in both hemispheres, has pronounced his doom,
and it i. as irreversible as a decree of fite. He
can never recover his positidn--lost by his own
folly and cowardice of spirit. Submission, then,
and silent sufferil-g from an ignominiou reputa
tion, constitute the cruel necessity under which
e must hencelorth live. Unworthy, degraded,
ld odious as he is, who is there that can help
cntemplating his sad fate, with a subdued and
elancholy feeling. No generous or magnani
inus spirit can rejoice over an eneudy who is
rostrate and undone for ever.
Mr. Walsh, the able and distinguished foreign
,rrespondcint of the Newr York Jounal of
ommerce, inf'orms us that poor Sumner was in
aris. He had been there a fortnightor more.
r. Walsh states that he had seen him only
niee. and then he was passing with rapid strides
n tiue Rue de Rivoli. lie says that English -
entlemen who have seen him, and been seated
ear him.in the Galignani Reading Room, re
arked to him (Mr. Walsh,) that they had
een struck by his large stature and athletic
-ame; they could discover no traces of ill
ealth. We may therefore edunclude that be
as completely recoree. The Parisian journals
ad taken no notice, whatever, of his arrival,
or had he been announced in any way. Mr.
alsh states that there is an attempt by some
mericans to get up a dinner for him, which he
hought would result in failure, a majority of
hem concluding, that uho less cela iand diffu
in of tihe knowledge ot our domestic dissen
sions, the better. Mr. Sumner had left his card'
t the residence of Mr. Mason, our Minister at
the Court of St. Cloud. Mr. Mason, 'from mere
ourtesy, 1.ad caused his card to be left! at the
otel of the Senator, but there the matter end
ed. An exchange of cards was all that occured
In this, Mr. Mason has acted withs strict pro
riety. As the American Minister, he could
not well do le'ss, but as an honorable man, and
udener, he could not do more --Columbia
PAYING TO SUPPOR ANOTta MANl's WIFE.
A novel and strange case of alitnony has just
een decided at Louisville, Ky. A man named
orguson separated from his wife, and she sued
Io alimony. A settlement was made, he agree
ing to pay $500 a year during her life. Sub
sequently, the parties were divoteed, and neith-.
r party wai restricted fiom marryig igain
he husband relying upon the religiu faith, of
hais wife to prevent her from tkng another
usband. She did marry, however, and, Mr.
Ferguson thereupon stopped the supplies. H.
idn't relish the idea of feeding; and clothing
nother man's wife, without derrving some little
benefit from the outlay. A suit was brought
to compel the payment of the flve hundred dol
lars per annum, and it was decided in favor of
Cuu~r MINIATas.--An excellent likeness of
Perr Davis, the inventor of that most excellent
meiine, the Vegetable Pain Killer, eau be had4
for 121 cents together with a bottle of that cele
A remarkable case . of existenoe uder prima
tion -of food is spoken of in the Rochester pa
pes. Mr. John Ellis, of Hemietts, who made
an attempt upon his life by enttis bis throat
soewessince, has not been leto take
nourishment for twenty-seven days. lie suffers
alittle pain and but slight dliumnatah of strengtbh.
H e commnicates with his family by means of
Ia sate and pencil.