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SIMKINS, DURISOE & CO., Proprietors. EDGEFIELD, S. CO PTEMBER 1, 1858.
A RAMBLING CHAT ABOUT FLIR.
BY JENNY WOODBINE.
Tirs is emphatically the age of flirtation.
Marriage has become an institution too "old
fashioned" for anybody to patronise-the demand
for white kid gloves has diminished; and the
milliner's chance for selling that "lovely bridal
hat" has grown "small by degrees, and beauti
Well, who is to blame? Not the extrava
gant woman, as Sophomore declaimers and con
ti-eyed editors would have us believe. No,
indeed-"jewels of bonnets" and "ducks of
robes" may deter some from entering this time
honored institution, but they are not the roots
of this evil. Tho sin must rest upon the should
ers of-male flirts!
A bold assertion I know. Already I see
Theodore Augustus sharpening his wits, and
pen to " take me down" for saying so; and his
argument will be that women are more prone
to this evil than men. Well,
Suppose we firt-I own we do,
We learned the art from such as you;
And we, whone'er, you truly love,
Will models of devotion prove.
No true womuan is a flirt, until disappointment
makes her one; and then, losing all faith In
everything, she unwisely determines to make
others suffer for the pangat her young heart,
" Which never more can leave it."
Nature did not make her so-the heart must
first be poisoned by having its affections called
forth; and then thrust back upon itself to with
er, ere she proves false to the dictates of her
And who is the male flirt ? Not that "lady
killer" whom you meet at Hops, at Commence
ments, and at the Springs; whose polished
cane, faultless collar, spotless shirt bosom, e..
senced handkerchief, curled moustache,
" Luxuriant hair bruslie. with great pains,
Cbvering perhaps a thimble-full of brains,"
all proclaim in trumpet tones the dandy,
"Who is a thing that would
Be a young lady if it could;
And since ,t can't, does all it can.
To show the world it's not a man."
Not this young hopeful, who "drives" you
out of evenings-hands you up the stairs-holds
your parasol gracefully-presents you . with
rose-buds-twirls your fan elegantly-run4 for
ices-buys peaches for you on the cars-picks
up your fallen glove-hands you to your car
riage-and flatters you incessantly, comparing
your eyes to "stars," your hands to "lilies ;"
and your lips to " cleft rosebuds." You accept
his attentions fur what they are worth-you
lay no stress on his "hifalutin" compliments;
but swallow them as a dose, nauseating at the
time, but producing no future bad effect. You
understand him-his arrows fall harmless, and
do not so much as reach your heart. You never
fancy that he is " in love" with you-because
flattery is his profession; and you know that in
half an hour he will be saying the same thiags
to Susie Jane, which he h as just whizpered with
such confidence in your individual ear.
This creature should not be called a 9: flirt"
-everybody knows him-nobody believes him
-he is simply a nuisance, and does no real
harm. In fact I rather like your "lady killer"
--he has never yet killed anybody ; and " very
prdiully" never will. lie is convenient, for he
helps to "kill timo ;"- and while he fancies he
is slaying your heart, is only hel ping to murder
your tedious hours.
But your genuine male flirt is not known as
such-" the insignia of his profession" are not
written on his brow-he is seldom "a ladies
ma'n;" but goes about his work quietly; keeps
up his reputation; and is known everywhere as
" a man of honor." He forms your acquaintance
in somne quiet parlor, and marks you for his vic
tim, particularly if you be just out of school,
or fresh f-om the country. lie begins by tel
ling you that he detests coquetry in any, and
eve.y phase ; that he seldom goes among ladies,
because not being able to flatter them lie is not
a favorite. His attentions~ are so delicate, and
yet so marked that your vanity is pleased. lie
spends a quiet evening with you, and talks of
books; he does not put on your slipper if it
chance to slip off; nor is he everla'stingly telling
you that you-are fairer than the flowers you
wear. No: he understands his business better
than that. lie monopolises your attention-he
effectually keeps away all " intruders"-he does
'not visit any and everybody, because that is not
his game, lie plays his card, wvell, fo: his object
is to make you believe that you are all the
world to him. lie does not tell you in so many
words that he loves you, but he uses words
which have a double meaning, and which you
can take in any sense you please. Hie talks of
love; reads love poems; sighs softly and looks
at you. Hie marks every brightening of the
eye ; every flushing of the cheek ; every tremor
of the lip. H~e knows exactly what to say, and
how much to say-lhe never commnits himself ; and
hiis tenderest sentences are so carefully worded
that Paul Pry himself could make nothing of
them. He teaches you the languageof the eyes;
and knows exactly wh.en "a shot has told."
This man would make a good surgreon, for he
could look on the death-throes of a vJictim un
moved. lie makes the human heart a study,
and knows exactly by the expression of your
eye what emiotioni is moving you. Wall, weeks
glide on-it is the current report that you are
" engaged ;" and what is more he knaows it, but
does not " care a fig." What is it to him if he
is keepinfaway others who would mean some
thing. Hie veils his attentions under the mask
of priendship and while every moment you are
expectsing him to propose, he "speaks of the
interest he feel rim your welfare" and calls you
hisfrienmd! When he feels cosfldent that he has
won your love, he slides away gradually leaving
the "trail of the serpent" over all your flowers
He is blameless! The world would call him
so. Ile never "addressed" you-never spoke
of anything warmer than friendship! And
while your happiness is sacrificed to his egregi
ous vanity, he walks the ea'rth proudly; and
perhaps pities your self-deception!
Ah! he may be blameless in the eyes of socie
ty, where loving looks, auid accents endearing
count for nothing; but not all the waters of the
Atlantic could wash that sin from his soul.
But what becomes of the victim? Does she
pine, and die? No,
" Men have died, and worms have eaten them,
But not for love;"
and so of women. A fate worse thau death is
hers. She finds herself like the miser, who
goes to sleep fancying his treasure safe-and
awakes to find himself penniless. She has
" trusted all" and " been deceived"-she makes
one man the standard of all; and when he falls
from the pedestal, where fancy had placed him,
she loses faith in everything. Her trust in
humankind is gone-her soul is poisoned; and
she becomes what true men, and women alike
But when I see her in the Ball-room, the cen
tre of a throng as soulless as herself; when I
hear her loud laugh, and her heartless jests;
when I look on the brow which blushes no more;
and on the practiced eye which smiles but to de
ceive ; when I see her luring others on to the
rock where she was wrookod, and glorying in
tho epithet of heartless, I sigh, because a noble
natur is ruined; and go back to the time when
she was young, and innocent; and lay the blame
on him, who although the first to cry out
against her, made her what she is.
She is wrong, but she has been wronged ; and
from one of the same sex whom she glories in
deceiving, she learned her first lewson in decep
These crude remarks are not intended as
a defence of flirts, coquettes, or whatever be
their proper name-but only to prove that while
they justly merit our scorn, they deserve also
a portion of our pity.
For the Advertiser.
FIROM.I OUR MOUNTIlN CORRESPONDENT.
PCien:Ns DISTRICT, August, 1858.
Ma. EDITOR: I am obliged to believe that
"work is the life of a man." I quote the say
ing of an aged person, who although quite illit
erate, is yet. one of nature's philosophers The
Greeks had a proverb that no man could be hap
py withouts labor. Christians are also exhorted
by the in-pired Apostle not to be s!thful in
business. These are the oracles of true wisdom,
nor loafers nor other devoteesof inglorious ease
can prove to the contrary, should they :4* de
mur and even continue to argue until they had
whittled into very small pieces every bit of
plank in the " universal world." Employment
coupled with the idea of being useful is an an
tidote for many of the ills introduced into our
world by the transgression of our first parents
in the garden ' Eden. The sun, moon and
stars, the season, the rcstlc.ei ocean and the
leaping rill-in fine, all the operations of nature
with silent eloquence, plead the cause of untir
ing energy. ]But there is a limit, beyond which,
no iman may paS with impunity. Our very
virtues when energized to excess degenerate
into vice. Work must be interspersed with
recreation-the mind must be occasionally un
strung. This becomes a necessity with persons11
of sedentary and studious habits. After six or
eight months of intense application either to
business or study, what could be more delight
ful and invigorating, especially in the dog-dauys,
than a tour on horseback through the mountain
region of Georgia and North Carolina ?
When I set out, the other day, bent on cross
ing the Blue Ridge, the weather was warm
enough to make one long for the breezes, that
fan the eagle's home. After riding about eigh
teen miles on the Georgia side of the Tugalo, I
cane in full view of the Currahec mountain in
Iabershanm county. This rugged pile rises up
900 feet above the adjacent plains, and being
rather isolated from the mmain range of moun
tains, it is a striking and conspicuous object.
The tourist has been wending his way, per
chance for days, along through a section of coun
try the features of which are altogether dull
and common-place, when of a sudden he is
brought face to face with this-*
" Sky-piercinig suimmit that over-luoks the clouds."
The contrast is so agreeable and exhilarating
that the Currahee has been not inaptly termed
" the Georgians' first love."
Thme next bright link in memory's chain is
Toccon Falls, which I atteumpted to describe last
year. From the South, you approach this little
Naiad recalm wi hout ever ascending a single
mountain enminence. This cascale is a gem of
the first water, transcendently beautiful, and
yet endued with enough of the sublime to
chasten our admiration into a feeling of awl!
Clayton Ga., is improving very fast, and has
quite a romantie situation. It is no'metaphor
to say that this village is overshladowed by the
mountains. Old Sol disappears long befor-e he
sets in reality. The twilight here is long and
delicious,-imfparting a soft rosy light, and at
the same time withdrawving the heat. The
scene is one of "strange beauty," and makes a
most pleasing impression upon the mind. By
the way, the citizens of Clayton tell some very
gook jokes on themselves. In the days of yore, a
gentleman passing through Town happened to
give a few hard biscuits to some children that
were playing in the streets. The little chaps,
muistakinig the nature of the creature, ran into
the house'and brought out some fire. Placing
a coal upon the back of one of the biscuits,
Tom sang out to Bill after this wise, " blow the
coal, Bill, and he'll soon poke out his head and
trot off in a hurry." Only a few years since,
an exquisite of the soap-lock caste, rode up to
abyofctizens standing in the public square,
and nquredwhere he could find the Court
Ilouse, (which, by-the-by, is not thp most capa
I cio. in the world.) One of the cempany.
who is known to be a dead shot at retort, re
plied that, the boys had carried it dowen to the
branch to scour it out ready for Court.
About nine miles North of Clayton there is
a splendid water-fall, having a perpendicular
pitch of 100 feet; besides this, the streamlet
frets and chafes adown the rugged slopes and
among the mossy bowldera until it makes a de
scent, in a vertical line, of at least 100 yards.
The waters here are lucid as a sparkling foun
tain, and the bed of the stream is very uneven
and rocky. I was perfectly delighted with
this " fancy exhibition of nature," but the Poet
or the Painter could alone describe and repro
duce its rain-bow tints, and its snowy veil
through which is dimly seen the dark and
frowning precipice. The white folks call this
cascade, Mud Creek, and the Indians call it
Eastatoee. What a contrast! The former ap
pellation is altogether inappropriate, if not dis
gusting; whilst the latter is poetical, and falls
upon the ear in softened cadence like a dying
swan's whispered melody, or
" The faint exquisite music of a di eam!"
How sweet the hay smells! How luxumiant
the meadows look! And how strange it seems
to see men reaping with nothinig more than a
scythe blade. "Herds' grass" abounds, in con
siderable quantities, on both sides of the Blue
Ridge. As food fur stook, the farmers say that
this hay Is equal to both fodder and oats. The
people in the mountains have had their corn
damaged by the frost for two successive years.
This summer their oats were spoilt by the rust,
and to "cap the clin10" they have neither
peaches nor apples in their orchards,-a statp
of things unheard of in this part of the world.
Nevertheless, the hardy mountaineers are very
cheerful, and expect a good time yet to come.
The Tennessee is a remarkable stream, not
only becausd of its meandering course, by which
it strays off down into Alabama and then wan
ders back across two States into the Ohio river,
but because, despite the junction of other and
I rger collections of water, it, retains its own
t.ame up to the fountain head in the Rabun Gap).
I rode down the Tennessee about twenty miles.
The descent of the rivulet and of the adjacent
valley is gentle and easy, forming ain excellent
route for our Great Western Connection, known
as the Blue Ridge 'Railroad. The scenery on
either hand is wild and picturesque, and the
bodies of bottom land are rich and extensive.
I am of the opinion that the region of country
between Chattuga river and the Sinoky Moui
ains is destined to supply Charleston and all
the intermediate Towns, with hay, apples, but
ter, honey and beef for all time to come. And
then there are vast quantities of copper ore
here awaiting lailroad transportation. A Ciii
cinnati company have bought up 50,OO acre.s
of mineral lands in this mountainous country,
and it is said, they have expressed their deter
nination to purchase as much more. The Cul
lo% hee mine, situated about 10 imiles North of
Webster C. H., N. C., and belonging to W. II.
Bryson and Co., pro mises a rich yield of coppir
with a very considerable intermixture of silver.
Franklin, N. C., is a lleas-ant little village.
There are two flourishing Schools here ; one Fur
boys, and the other for girls. Mountains, lofty
and majestic, are seen in the distance. Near
at hand, there is a number of hilloeks with
reen-swrd and shady oaks,-fine sites for
taste and wealth to make an architectural display.
[ suppose this p~lace must be a good nmarket, in
which to sell blankets, as you can't slecp comn
b~rtably here without one, even in the Summer
season. At Franklin, you will hear a great
deal said about the mrpountain traut ; in this
vicinity 300 of them can be caught in a day by
one man. I had the pleasure of seeing and
tasting sonme of these delicious fis.h. . They are
speckled regularly and beautifully all over the
body, but they have no scales. They always
seek the coldest and plurest water.
nd now I fly oll' at a tangent to White Wa
ter Falls in Pickens, S. C., without taking things
in the order of their occurrence. C]arashihatay,
r White Water, is the most celebrated cataract
in the "Palmetto State." The rivulet it.self is
one of considerable size, and it pitches headlong
down a steep shelving rock, wvhich must he at
least 250 feet high. I made a pilgrimnagu to
this far-famed locality in coumpany withI a favor
ite friend. Before reaching the falls, we stood
n the brow of a mountain overlooking the
Keowee valley, and saw the yielding, vanishing
louds, like a ghostly presence, sweep the
ground at our feet, whilst to the South and
East, prismatic vistas " bade the lovely scenes
at distance hail." Thence descending a contin
uous succession of hills to a rocky knoll irradi
ated by the sun-lit face of the White Water,
we heard the roar of thme cataract. Turning
our horses, we rode down thme rivulet through
opse and shady forest, fit haunts for dryads
nd sylvan boys, to thme precipitous and jagged
rocks over which White Water pours its milky
tide. There was a pause ; we stood spell-bound
upon the verge of the Fall, looking with fearful
delight adown thme long rugged slope of dashing
waters made white as the driven snow by the
swiftness of their descent. We lingered long,
nd with soul-stirring emotions at many a point
and angle, where the eye takes -in the magic
wvonders of nature. The wildness, the beauty,
the splendor, and th-i magnificence of thme scene
lights up a blaze in memory's gloom~which can
ease to shine only with the extinction of life
itself. No one, over whose breast nature holds
empire, could forget the blended music of those
sghiing pines and roaring floods ; nor could he
fail to remember those frightful crags, which
rise high above the misty cavern filled with
the presence of that " spirit of all the colors in
heaven and on earth ;" nor that " whitening
sheet," as seen from the base, decked with a
thousand evanescenit gleams and ever-varying
hues. Although White Water has no legen
dary reminiscence to lend a charm to its " ei.
bowering shadles," and give a tongue of elo
quence to its impetuous wate'rs, yet is speaks
r its.lf in a voice and with an aspect, wIch
agitate the very Jhin us. But time steal
ing on, we bade a Iarewell to these " fairy
About the hour 4ay-light dies, we rode
into the dreamy fJocassee, situate three
miles below the This valley is full of the
romantic, the a and the picturesque.
Environed by hig mountains it seems;
secluded from then t of
upper terminat1 ql hiompson and the White
Water mingle thoeir oy wates; the Jocas
see, which springs f. this union, laves the
Tentire stretch o i valley with its limpid
flood. Six~m S sayit in grace and grandeur,
the scenery Uf 'this * pn is not surpassed by
thu' of Switzerlani~ -cIndeed, the imaginings'
of the Poet could ,.rly give an additional
charm to Jocaasee'' "Elysian vale;" so com
plete is its ownei beauty and loveliness.
But I am about pass beyond my usual
limits. Garrulite, e, old age, creeps upon us
unawares. B1ore Ing to a close, however,
Iwish to touch on : 0,more topic,-ihe wveather!
Well, the weather been excesiively hot, and
it is becoming entire too dry for crn and
cotton to flourish iiImature. On Thursday,
the 12th inst., the moleter was up to 95
in a room well shoo. Can Edgefield beat
that Lost night e was i shower not very
far away from my abode, and to-day
the winds tre so b4i, beuty and r lfeinss. that
I oaI almost piaagio myself back among thu
ubig mountains." f r with , if I should
Write again in a fowd*eeks.
c ours, adrimat Or, E. K.
FADELESS I11 LOVING HEART.
Sunny eyes a lose their brit s 9;
Nimble fet fget twaeir'ightness;
Pearly tee h n y know decay;
Eaveii ties-es (.Ito grey;
leek s he pa'o iand eyes be dim;
Faint tile i n lnd weak the inib;
But thouh s."i and strength depart,
Fadeless is a oving heart.
Like the little ioentai flower,
Peeping" foth iii ininy hour,
When the aummnr a breath is fled,
Aiid the gaudienowrvts dead;
o when Outr charn s are gone,
Jtrighter still d4 blossomn on,
The entlevI k dly, avikT icart.
Weulth and aents will avail,
When in lif's rough sea we sail;
Yet tile wcakh way mnelt like snow,
And the wit n Iin.r glowe
Leint ore siith we'll find t e sea,
And our gouis the fairer be,
r our pilot, whe r we sL gon,
Be a kindly, b n g heart.
Ye in wordly wisdomi (old
Ye who bind the knee to uold,
Woth this earth aw lovea seci,
As it did in life's young dreai,
'A.rd the world hln cruted o'er
Feelings piod and iure before
'Ere ye mold at ainon s art,
The best yearing's ovn the heart
Yethr wihen He kne o card
Dththi eath ais yoerlyfind
'Kremi th our had cruste ords
Fweigod hnd pury bef'scord
'Erd yt sot at mammon't imart,
Riher beshnyeris of te heart,
Grcdan Hevnmeas t pr~r
Acepnethr tif of tahe oo Pcare. iin
fro atni ea okg yeas the fin win
Luving hountsan fgete wordsxite
Te wiatowhi n th iosntsroros, i.
SAte, th t nae ona whut imatntrr
coudntr frohness t tyheartt letr
oN IsNcn r teSln y NEWwTORh.
inAbcoreapoden of tiyhe ao etndt abiding
hror a twn fitie York, law. they fhlvewin
amsn con faefugitive slvbldaverngolyuo excite
megnc; they fgiiesae iiac
alyfThe iatew'i Stte itriorothi
State, soe wied fn whichenkownue
coundntleraphe from Bufalt tht the ler
ca tcs hkameie ar cthed glntemanty nw that
inhabiantshof thieyciny haveravgreat wod aben
inrrhe Saline Cuitv bylae 1250an.Thyava
Imdeytefugitive slave bell, toab rung ol pndr
comiteet wand marelouked and rined gene
ofl fr. tHe ' Unit ded tes'Ma rshao ri.
Noery color ed rs n, heardei drkoped
whaetelerahe wsdoin Bfa hatd theae
aniate hadsie ooe gentlemaned boo bat
ciry, and intht twnlndfay theirvci suar e
w iled waith a byete m12.50 "thikr a rkn
-The effect wemrellous Ith cauemofdeir one
ive cloed ptersoand wehe hadoihto p
wat hepot hemsingand hasteneditcthein
squaen threr's aintcie he anepstnire
and sranolge tle. alf s ad whte bface
wasfto bnesee A Engiit shmth wbut a onisd
boarthe raitr cadle brakoteerhs pot ookun
that andit in etral Nw ork ans eetiure1
waopfiaed byh eos.east "ch darknesm
taover everytingtha.h" am a o elgt
'The crowdme to he caopete others be
thg bcaedtger, anmpd onr badonhd rushe
athoghi dear ofe the poor0captine.ame in.
Whenca they found5 tain unmfrtnae depfrant
whomd trney imeitale. laid had white fand
bore toi in trium. A nlsmnwowso
thtay. i creta en Yrwas ietinely
fearulete byu begre-Thcatsu a gooma
onv ereythingdthatnthlmshdt elgt
Dn't-id-af-d thl!Dysai cbm
tho baguard jumpe hony board all right.
Dn't scarefd an unforunte trsAmrcan,
Andre of asi ornintrumpthhuh.h
rewd wand scaredms hint an ahowhich mer
aitin ouugis. ByNow, Lm ho e waus aletrified
and speechless, saying his prayers inwardly,
and naking hurried preparations to die a vio
Ills liberators, swelling with just pride, sat
surveying him wkith the pleasing consciousness
of having dane a good action, but the coach
hail not gone many yards before one of them
began to rub his eyes and look savage. Then
he broke out
" Look here, isn't dis Sam Jonsing, who libs
up in Salt Alley, and mend- boots dare ?'
" Yes, sah!" faltered Sam, who had been born
in the city.
" Den what do yon mean by fooling us in dis
way, eh? Get out of this immediately, and
take that wid you!"
'hat was the assistance of a No. Tourteen,
square toed, pegged boot, which sent Mr. Jon
sing out of the coach flyidg-and ended the
great fugitive slave case.
WilO WOULD NOT BE AN M. D. I
The following faithful portraiture of a physi
cian's life should not be kept from the eye of
A DocToR's L !.--The followingeare some
of the sweets of a doctor's life: If he visits a
few of his customers when they are well, it is
to get his dinner, if he don't do so, it is because
he cares more about the fleece than the flock.
If he goes to church regularly, it is because he
has nothing else to do; if he don't, it is because
he has no respect for the Sabbath or religion.
If he speaks to a poor person, he keeps bad
company; if he passes theta by, he is better
than other folks. If he has a good carriage, lie
is extravagant I I he uses a poor one, on the
0oro u.0 conmy le Is tdtiownt In noemiemry
prido. If lhe m111a parties, It is to solt soap
tho people to got their money; if he don't nako
them, lihe is afraid of a cent! If his hof'se is
fit, it is because he has nothing tw do ; if ip is
lean, it is because he isn't taken carp of. i he
drives fast, it is to pialis ppuphl think somebody
is very t-ick ; if he drives slow, he has no inter
est in the welfare of his patients. If he dresses
neat, he is proud ; if he does not, lie is wanting
in self-respect. If he works on the land, he is
fit for nothing but a farmer; if he don't work,
he is too lazy to be anything; if he talks much,
" we dun't want a doctor to tell everything he
knows ;" if he don't talk, " we like to see a doc.
t( r social;" if he says anything about politics,
he had better let it al6ne; if he don't say any
thing about it, " we like to see a man show his
colors;" if he visits his patients every day, it is
to run up a bill ; if lie don't, it is unjustifiable
negligence; if he says anything about religion,
he is a hypocrite, if he don't, lie is an infidel ;
if he uses any of the popular remedies of the
ay, it is to cater to the whims and prejudices
of the people to fill his pockets; if he don't
use them, it is from professional selfiness; if
if he is in the habit of having counsel often, it
is because he knows nothing; if lie objects to
it on the ground that he understands his own
business, lie is afraid of exposing his ignorance
to his superiors; if he gets pay for one-half his
servies, he hatbe-reputation of being a great
MIititiAr.-Marriage is, to a woniim, at once
th happiest and saddest event of her life; it is
the promise of ftture bliss raised on the death
)f present enjoyment. She quits her home
ler parets-ier companions-her ausem ets
-everything on which she has hitherto depend
id for coinfort, for affection, for :indness and for
Her parents, by whose advice she darel to
mpart the very emuiryo thought. and feling
he brother who has playel witle her. by turns
he counsellor and the ciunselled, and the youn.
:er children to whoim she has hitherto been the
nother and phivin te-all are forsakeni at one
eli stroke-every foter tie is loosened-the
spring of every iction is changed, and lie flies
ith joy into the nitrodden palhs before her.
Boyed up by the confidence of reputeI love,
!he bids a fond and grateful adieul i the life
hat is past, and turns with excited hopes and
oyous anticipations to the happiness to Conic.
W uoC to the~ JiuunI 1e!:O mi ly!!h sui f
iopes ! who enn trechero~usly hure such a heart
romi its peaceful enjoymen't and the watchful
,roteetion of hiomie: who can, c'oward'likef, break
be illusionis which ha;ve w~on bier, nadl destr'oy
he esifidonee whiph love hatd inispired.
A le-rna ITrE~,.-An amusing colloquy, says
a Westerni paper, caine off, recently at tho sup
>r-table, on b.>ard one of our Missis~wippi boats,
>etwe'en a IBoston exquisite, reeking with hair
il and cologne, who was cursing the wvaiters,
sauming very consequental airs, and a ramw
onathan seated by his side, dr'essed in home
pun. Turning to his vulgar friend, the former
,ointed with his jeweled linger and said:
" But tah, salt ?"
"[ see it is," cooly rep'licd Johnamtian..
"IButtah, sahi, I say !" fiercely repeated the
o know it-very good, a first rate article."
"lBattahm, I tell you," thundered the danudy in
till louder tones, puiinting with slow, umnuoving
lger, and seciwhing upon his neighbor as~ if hie
rould annihilate him,
" Wall, gish all .Jerusalem, what of it ?" now
-elled the downeaster, getting his idander up in
urn. " Yer didnt't think I took it for lard ?"
A MoDE!L RE.rsrNmR.-A Southern editor
hbus discourseth to the " delinquents :"
" Wagons caniiot run without wheels, boats
rithout steam, bull-frogs jump without legs,
r newpapers be carried on everlastingly with
ut money, no more than a dog can wag his tail
hen he ain't got iione. Our' subscribers are
11 good, but what good does a man's goq4~uss
to when it don't do any gondl 7 We' have no
loubt ever'y one thinks that all have pa~id ox
ept him, and as we are clever fellows, and his
, little matter, it will make nO difference."
Erc-rs or Na~wsPAPRai READINo oN EUCca
-oN.-Tbe educational eff'ect of newspapers has
mainly resulted fronm their encouraging and
:eeping alive the habit of reading i for a news
laper is to the general reader far more attrac
iye tha~n a book-in fact, man can read a news
tper, when lhe cannot reaud anything else, lie
ften finds, however, that fully to understand
he news of the day, he must have recourse to
ooks-so difficult is it for educated persons,
rho now write in newspapers, to write with
ufficient simplicity to be invariably understood
my the uneducated, or rather the imperfectly
ducated. It is, moreover, in chronuieling the
irogress of our educational instintctions-fromu
ho university to the ragged school-a-nd in the
arless advocacy of the groat cause of public
nstruction and political rights, that the news
aper must be regg~ded a thme most powerful
id to education.- T'irs' " &hooi Day~ of Emni
An old lady reading an account of a distin
uished old lawyer who was said to bhe
ther of the New York bar, exclaiued, '.' Poor
an! hehad a dreadful se of children ''
" on htare you swearing for 1?"
" DadyI'mnot swearing."
" What were you Baying about the old owe
rhich broke its neck butting with the cow ?"
" hIonl y saidl she was a foolish dam, or
i daand bl.I fo'rget whichi I"
THE PRESIDENT AT THE RELY HOUSE.
Familiar as our people are generally with the
unostentatious habits of the chief officers of
our Government, one cannot witness them, with
the knowledge of the pomp of show of royalty
to invite the contrast, without involuntarily in
dulging it. On Saturday last President Buchan
an arrived at the Relay House, or Washington
Junction, as it is more properly called, en route
for Washington City. There was a rumor
abroad that he was to arrive, and the visitors
had consequently grouped about the house
when the train came along. We soon perceived
the President coming fram the cars to the plat
form, looking hearty, but thoroughly travel
soiled, smiling and cheerful. By his side, and
evidently offering with gentlemanly deference
the couctesy- of attention, was a rather rough
looking individual, whom we took for a'conduc
tor or brakesman. The gentleman will excuse
our blundering in such a matter-but upon in
quiry we were informed he was Sir William
On pas-iing into the bar room the President
throw off his coat and his white neck cloth,
carelessly pitching them over a chair, opened
his shirt col:ar, and tucked up his sleeves for a
wash, conveniencies for this purpose being in
the apartment. At the time, however, both
basins were occupied by two young men, neither
of whom seemed to be aware that the Presi
.dent was about. He waited patiently some
time, when some one spoke and invited him up
stairs. He declined, however, quietly remark
ing that he would "wait for his turn." And as
soon as the basins were Vacated he,- "took Lia
turn" In a jolly good wash in the publia bar
room, 'This dno, ie peened rater porpleXod
about the arrangeuent of his -noukeloth, ud
somed likely tQ ti his WO 41nd 1 1outh up in it.
Somebotly jLust then:I offerod assistance, and the
IIf'psidpnt was briefly equipped.
At about this time a person who had come
into the room, sung out pretty near to him,
"Look here, I thought the old Pres. was to be
here to. day-." The speech was cut short by
a nudge, while a momentary comical expression
pas.-ed across the face of that sane "old Pres."
A .segar was handed to him by a friend ; he took
a good satisfying drink of-not "old rye,"
which he is said to affect, when prime-but ice
water, had barely fired up his segar, when the
bell rung,.and "all aboard" summoned the
Chief Magistrate of the United States to his
seat in the cars, and away they went to Wash
We took our admiration of this scene of re
pullican simplicity quietly with us into the
cars for Baltimore, and mused with some com
placency over the sterling honor of being an
American citizen.-Btfimore Sun.
A DUTen CI.AUDE MELNoTE.-The 'Cincin.
nati Commercial publishes the following romance,
which would do for the latitde of-Paris:
Certain circles of the Rhine were entertained,
not long since, by a love drama, in which the
dranmiisaersoue were a young German candy
nikerlold nfand flberil, but poor and
aspiring, and a buxom lass of aristocratic par.
entage, speaking in sweetest Tenton accents, al
so not rich, but ambitious of station and the
possession of lucre. They met, ' twas in a crowd,
his gay demeanor, his winning manners and in.
posing liberality, attracted the fair fraulein. He,
too, was overcome by her winsome smile and
charming voice. He sought her presencA con
stantly. She, nothing loth, received Mim as
sweethearts greet their lovers. He wooed her
by rich preseus ; gay rides with a dashing turn.
out ; escorted her to halls ; lavished money like
a prince. They were soon married. The wed.
ding was brilliant. Twenty carriages, filled with
imerry lIls and lassies, composed the gay escort..
She was hapy !s a bride could be, and ievelled
in visions of wealth and luxury, A brief honey.
muon was joyfully spent. Our hero bremie
slhort. lie concealed his misfortune till secrecy
secnd no longer a yirtue. He revealed all to
his now astonished wife. He was a cantly-ina.
ker, poor, working for eight dollars per week.
Then there were tears, and sobs, followed ly re
proaches, sharp and hitter taunts. Hie took her
.to his humle homze, in a third story in aii alley
She raved, stornmed, even swore, and bade him
he gone, until lie could stand ino more. On Sun
day he departed, going anine kntew where, bit
assuring his once loved bride that he would re
turn again in future--perhaps rich--perhaps,
like Clau'de, a general. This is a melancholy
A good one is told of a worthy deacon in the
city of S., in Northern Ohio. The deacon was
the owner and overseer of a large pork-packing:
establishment. Ilis duty it was to stand at the,
head of the scaldinig trough, watch ini hand to
"rtime" the' length of the scald, crying "Hog
in!1" when the just haughtered hog was to be
thrown in the troughs, and "Ilog out' when
the watch told three minutes,.
Otie week the press of business compelled
the packers to unusually hard labor, and Satur
day night found the deacon completely ex
hausted. Indeed ho was almost sick the next
miorninmg, when church time came; but lie was
a leading imember andi it was his duty to attend t
the usual Sabbath ser vice ii he could. lle went.
The occasion was one of unusual solemnity, as
a rev ival was in progress. The minister preached
a sermon well calculated for effect. llis pero
ration was a climax of great beauty. Assumng I
the attitude of one intently listening, ho recited
to the breathless auditory :
" Hark ! they whisper, Angols say-" r
" Hog in!" came fromn the deacon's pew, in I
a stenflrian~ voice, Tho astonished audience
tur-ned their attention from the preacher. H~ei
went on, however, unmoved-t
"Sister spirit, Colle away !"
"'Hog out !" shouted the deacon-"!ly J;mr !"
This was too much for the preacher aind audi
ence. The latter smiled, somo snickered audi- ~
bly, while a few boys brokue for the dloor, to
"split their aides* laughing, outside, within full
heoadng, The preachier wa disconcerted entire
ly--sat down-arose again-pronounced a brief t
benediction, and dismiissed the anything else9
than solem-minded hearers. The deacon soon
caine to a realizing sense of his unconscious
interlude, for his brethren reprimanded him s
severely ; while "the boys" caught the infection ii
of the joke, and every possible occasioui afforded
an opportunity for themn to say " Hog in!"
" Ho" oud r'"
It is easier to throw a bombshell a mile, than a
feather-even with artillery. Forty little debts
of a dollar each, will cause you more trouble C
and dunning than one big one of a thousaud.
No PaiCvICLL UsE.-A 0g professor i
hearing one of the att aswaung as he was
chopping wnc iped1 yp, and taking the axe,
qwelyhopped 97 theb9 stick.-" Yoee the
odAn' e' cut Aithout swearing," aid he,
~s lhe fianded baei 'the. axe, '7 student felt
the reproof, and left ott ie wicled and vulgar
Soon Ap.-A line in one of Moore's songs
reads thus: "Our couch shall be roses bespan
gled with dew." To which a sensible girl, ac
cording to Lander1 replied: "'Twould giem
tha rheunmati.n, fin it would yona I"m
CONDITION OF MORMIONDON.
If, as Governor Cumming assures the cunu
try, peace and good will prevail in Utah, the
Saints must be admitted to have a way of their
qwn in making this state of things known. In
deference to their prejudices the army, after
enduring Winter privations at Bridger, takes a
position more than a day's journey from the
holy city. If the tented fields were nearer to
the harems, the Prophet, Apostles, Seventies
and Elders might feel the virtue of their women
to be insecure. Accordingly, as the military-,
arm is subject to the civil, General Johnston
yields to Governor Cumming, and betakes him
self to the safe distance of Cedar Valley. Mean
while, the Saints return, though in no amiable
mood, to the Great Salt Lake City. They are
strenuously averse to politeness and* ioapitality.
The Gentile stranger must not And, shelter
within their gates. He may sleep in his wagon,
or on the ground, as he can; but by these self.
styled peaceable, loyal fellow-citizens, he is re
fused the accomodations which civilized min
uniformly accord to all but open enemies. Nor
is this sort of persecution confined to individual
strangers. An edict of Brigham Young forbids
the Mormons to sell the necessaries of life to'
Can this be styled peace ? Are the commu
nity thus setting tbemselves offensively against
the authority of theUnited States, to be re
garded as good citizens? We would judge th4
liformous by their acts. Let whatever has
been charged against them heretofors be die.
missed. They eim to be loyal and triei 'lae
less of the United States. Doe their peset.
oundiot substantiate tile p"etenou8 What
Dther people would be suoferet to pOT a 114
This Mormon farce musi aome to an en4
;ooner or later. The time is not distant wheqe
Brigham Young shqil no longer be able to do
Deive the Government officials. Although no$
present, -the army is not distant; and th@
knowledge of this'fact alone restrains the Saints
from greater outrages. The time is at hand
when the anomalous relations existing between
the Mormons and other American citizens must
be changed, one way or the other. In what
direction the change will be it is not difficult to
:onjecture. That problem is solved by the 'en
tire course and bearing of Brigham Young.
Evidently, the Prophet i bending before the
blast for a temporary purpose. He looks for
the day when, instead of fawning he can fight.
Hypocrisy jnd deception first, defiance and re
iistance afterwards, are manifestly the pros
tramme of the Mormon leader.-New ork
A Ftcmcu Fizrxu MAUlNE.-The Emperor
ias just made a present of 5,000f, to a private
n the line, who asserts he has discovered a so.
tution for the great problem in aironatis-the
irt of flying. le has invented a kind of air
ihip, consisting of a platform of silk stretched
ver whalebone, to be propelled by two gigantic
Aings of the same material, placed on each side.
rhe aeriaknavigator isto be suspended at P dis.
;ance oV abbut four feet from the platform, while
uis feet rest on pedals, by mneans of whichothe
=ings are set in motion while his arms rest on a
ever which imparts to the platform the direction
ie chooses to give it. Only a model of this
nachine has yet been constructed, and it ap.
ears to work well. It is now about to be con
tructed on a large scale.
A VE1T HARD CASE.-The New York Times
ells the following:
" An enterpribing young man in Albany, a few
rears ago, who had what he considered to be a
alumble medicine, which he wished to sell for
he benefit of mankind, prevailed upontan old
ellow of his acquaintance to join him in busi.
less, arnd furnish him with the necessary capital
o go ahead with. He camp to New York, and
it once entered uipona it numt profligate and ruin
)us course of advertising. which at last excited
he alarm of the old genmtleman in Albany, who
anie down to inspeet the aerounts of the con.
,ern, and to his utter coni.ternation he discov
red that. his prodi-alparter had spent his en
ire capital the first year in advertising. But,
~xamining a little fur-ther, lie discovered that
here was placed to his credit more than five
imes the aumnunt of the capital he hadl furnished.
ta his share of the profits. The astonishment
>f the poor old gentleman proved too mueh for
tim, for lhe went home and died in a fit. If
nterchants do not want to get rich too fast, they
iould be catreful not to advertise."
The .4bTanyj tatesmnen says it is a curious
act that every general oflicer in the American
army of the revolution was a Free Mason, ex
ept Benedict Arnold.
Nr~w Corrvo.--The first bale of new cotton
iroughit to this market was purchasedl by Col.
;. TI. Aguisw, for 15 cents, quality middling fair.
t was from the plant ation of Col. Johnson Ha
~ood, of Edgeziled.-Newberry Sun.
A love-smitten genitlemnan, after conversing
*while with his dulcinea on the interestinag topic
f matrimony, concluded at last with a declara
ion andl putt the emphatio question of, " Will
ou havet me 't' " I am very sorry to disappoint
ou," replied the lady, " and hope that my refu-.
al will tnt give yon pain ; but I must answer
."" Well, well, that will do, madam," said
oer philosophical lover, " and now suppose wc
/aange the subject."
AN 0O.D FASHIofED MOTHE.-Ah, how
such mansing is comprised in tbat simple ex- -
ressiun, the old fashumred mother! Iit carries
ur thoughts back to those women whose homse
afinence was pure and olevating; who taught
heir daughtera to render themselves blessings
a society, by thelr goodness, their dhlligenice
uad their useful kntowledge. We thmzzk of the
afty heroism, the brave endurance, the thou-.
and virtues they inculcated, and sigh at the
cintrast between the piast and the present-.
low few modern mothers understand or performs
heir duty in training their children. A smat
ering of this, that andl the other is considered
utite sufficient educatioan, and to show off to
dvantage is nmadeo the great business of life.
io wonder there ar se many desolate firesides,
tasmy unhappy wives, so many drinking,
ANTiDOTE FOR STRveHNINE.-Twoof our most
minent physicians have lately been engaged in
series of experiments, on the Canines, doomed
y law to an execution, with a view to ascer
uin the effects, ad, if possible, the remedies
r various poaisans, The result has been a dis
svey that, for strychnine, a strong doe.of
enp or administered before the spasm ensues,
a decided antidote, to the effects of that sub
Le poison.--Petrsburg (Vi.,) Democrat.
Wo mamy seek costly furniture for our homes,
uuciful or-namcnts for our mantel-pieces, and
ich carpets for our floors; but, after the abso
utie necessaries for a home, books are at once.
he cheapest, and certainly the moat useful and
What is better than presence of mind inarail
mad accident? Absexige of body.
The surost way to lose your health is, to bt
al the time drmkar' 'that of. othkr fnIk.