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DRESDEN, Sept. 7Lh, 1858.
Last Saturday was a great day in Dresden
for all Opera and Theatre goers-for all music
mad and drama-mad people. Richard Wagner's
great opera "Rienzi, the !ast of the Tribunes"
was to be performed at the Court Theatre, and
the Presdeners were beside themselves with
excitement. The reprepentation had been an
nounced for weeks before-hand, had been three
or four times postponed on account of the in
disposition of this singing woman and that sing
ing man, had been bruited, mooted and puffed
until the whole public stood permanently upon
the tip of its big toe, and bade fair to perish of
hope deferred and die like the kings and proph
ets of old " without the sight." The expenses
in the way of scenery, ballet, decorations, &c.,
had-been enormous, and the prices of admission
consequently doubled. All applications for
reserved seats had to be made in writing and
deposited with the -Cassirer, the apprlcants not
knowing their fate until the morning of the
performance. Woe to those who had not been,
as they say in Alabama, " previous." What a
scene was that upon the said morning! This
deponent having been commendably " previous,"
was at rest, and went to see the tumult.. Upon
- honor, it baffles description! Men, women and
children not only pushed, strouged, stamped,
kieked and screamed, but actually bmote each
other with violence and blasphemed in the most
shocking manner. Disappointed women rent
their garments and declared themselves "lost."
On all sides could be heard in the most des
pairing or most furious tones the inevitible Ger
man exclamation, "es ist umn mich ozeschehen."
The Managers and tassirer 'wec loudly and
lrcely accused of partialit, villany and chi
canery. The secondary oflicials of the Theatre
ran to and fro among the waiters offering 'the
olive branch with the announcement that the
second performance would ensue on the follow
ing Monday, upon which occasion all who were
now "lost" would stand a chance of being
"found." These would-be peace make rs met
with no success however, and I hav'nt a doubt
that the disappointment of'that morning will
bring manya one of these irrascible Germans
several years sooner to the grave.
Who is then this Richard Wagner? ie is
one of the greatest, if not the greatst living
composer, and not only that, but a man of
great mind and of the firmest principles. Twelve
orfilfteep years ago he was first Kapell:Master
t h"in6bxon'id Yiinfsfgn
Dresden. ie was however (and still is) an
unflinching republican, and in-the difficulties
which arose about then, in reference to the
Schleswig and Holstein question, declared and
preached his principles openly and independent
ly. For this he was banished or had to fly, and c
- now lives in Switzerland, which country shares,
with our own the glory of giving a quiet refuge
to such noble exiles. Just at this time he had
composed "Rienzi" his first work, and it had been
once or twice performed, but after this, it was
forbidden, as have been also his later compoi
tions. All these twelve orfifteenyears then, Musi
cal.Dresden has been denied the privilege of hear
ing thEworks of itsown Wagner, which works
have been creating so great a sensation through
out the world of art. Joanna Wagner, neice
of the composer, first prima donna of the Royal
Opera in Berlin, one of the finest singers, and
the grandest tragic actress of Germany, has
also, until lately, been a sealed mystery to Dres
den. Within the last two or three months
however this ban has been removed, that is,
fromn the works ; the author is still not permit
ted to show his republican head in Saxony.1
Why or wher fore this change I have not as
certained! I suppose however the "powers
that be" think fifteen years of folly and absur
dity quite enough-at least for one time. In
Jbly camne Joanna Wagner to Dresden and sang
with triumphant success in " Tannhauser.," the
second and best known of her uncle's Operas.
' Immediately upon her departure began this
great preparation of 4 Rienzi," which having
* been composed and first brought out in Dres
den, seemed to possess for the Dresdeners a
peculiar charm. All these circumstances put
together account for the immense furore of thme
Well. the hour is at hand, and the bepainted,
bepowdered, beirizzed andi beghm'ssed Ihearers1
and gazers are safely fixed in their dearly1
bought seats. The ensemblle is very brillianmt,
for-each and every one has made an extra effort.
Mercy, how they are bedizened ! The finery,
the paint and the eye glasses have been laid on
an-mnch th~icker than usual. Thme wealthy for
eigners who reside here, especially the Ruissianis,
Snglish and Americans, have put the best foot
foiroit. The English look like pictures in a
comic almanac anid have come apparently only
to see how sulky and indifferent they can ap.
pear. If such was their design, they are having
brilliant success ! Th, Americans can scarcely
edgi n'nder the opprossive weight of their smash
ing~toilettes; they are full of animnation now,
but before the' end of the first act they will
yawn in the most preposterous manner. The
(ermans tell an American lady immediately by
her elegant costume and her beauty.- The Rums-.
saiire also in grande toilette; they are like
the ermans, and should tho performance last
unidtsrruptedly until this day year, they would
evii no symptom of fatigue.
4ferr (Mr.) Krebs the Maestro is worry
ingt uswhite kids and each of the one hun
dr4formers in the Orchestra grasps his
respettixeinstrument and stands, as they say
of the &ld devil at revival, " in a waiting pos
ture." Tliese are the premonitory symptoms
of a beginning. Thme Overture is very famous
and deserves its fame,1lacking in flowing melo
dy, but very, noble, veryelevted, very Roman.
What sisterm of applsso as the last notes die
away sud gerr-Krebsowerabis baton! Now
tie curtain rises and- discover's a- street ini an-j
cienit Rome; this street lends before the Lateran
tshurch. It is nighzt iand the chief of thenoe
family of Orsini with his followers is scaling
the walls of Rienzi's house, with the intention
of carrying off his beautiful sister Irene. As
they force the windows, the chief of the rival
family of Colonna appears, surrounded by his
followers and beat upon the same dishonourable
design against Irene. They pass angry words,
draw swords and come to blows. The people,
hearing the tumult, rush-.in masses to the spot,
bearing torches and weapons. Irene in the hope
of finding her brother amid the crowd, leaps
from the window, but is seized before she can
escape by Or.,ini. She is in turn wrested from
Orsini by the people of Colonna. The affiray
becomes bloody, the night grows hideous with
the din, and above all re-echo the piercing
screams of Irene iiho calls, " Rienzi, Rienzi,
save me !" The pope's legate, Raimondo, in his
pontifical robes, draws near and attempts to
still the contest in the name of the Church;
the lawless nobles laugh him to scorn and call
him dotard. Irene is again seized by Orsini,
who as he is about to escape with her, is met
by Adriano di Colonna, son of Colonna, a noble
youth of twenty, secretly in love with Irene;
he rescues her, and upbraids both parties, his
father among them, with their perfidy. At
this juncture Rienzi. hastens in, he is greeted
by the populace with clamorous cheers and in
formed of the dastardly attempt of the two
nobles. Upon this he steps forth and denounces
them with burning indignation, reproaching
them as authors of the downfall of Rome, up
braiding them with their degeneracy, compar
ing the past glory of Rome with her present
legradation, lamenting the fact that even the
pontiff has been obliged to fly from Iome and
fix the holy see at Avignon, that pious pilgrins
ao longer dare seek the shrine of St. Peter,
hat the wines and daughters of the citizens
xre dishonored by the unprincipled nobles,
svhose castles are turned into robbers' dens and
vhose every deed is a crime. Ile addresses the
)eople in eloquent. and stirring words, exhort
ng then to free themselves from the oppres
ion of the e degenerate sons of Rome. They
mil him as their guardian and protector and
,romise to follow him even to death. The no
des ridicule him, scorn him as a low born ple
eian and declare their designs upon Irene quite
n1 honor towards a plebeian maiden. Orsini
nd Colonna retire without the city gates, there
L dnd their combat. The throng disperses,
'aing Riinzi, Irene and A driano alone. Irene
oints to Adriauo as her deliverer, Rienzi 1s
~ildu~d~IvC ahinb?.- row uld::
Meld a plebeian maiden. IIe returns him his
banks and conjures him by the example of his
>refathers to join him in the noble cause of
fting up tome out of her ignominy. Audriano
as lofty and virtuous aspirations, but shrinks
ron a cause, which can succeed only at the
o.t of his father's blood. Rienzi exclaims;
'Woe! that thou remindest me of blood," and
elates how his young and innocent brother,
rhile plaiting wreaths for Irene by the brook
ide, was pitilessly slain by a Colonna, that he
tipped his hand in the blood which welled from
he heart of the stripling and swore an oath:
Woe to him who has given ic kindred blood
The young Adriano is covered with horror
ad replies: " Rienzi, thou art fearful ! What
ust I do to attone for this bloody misdeed of
y "kinsman ?" Rienzi: "Be mine, be a Ru
oan !" Adriano: " Then let mnc be a Roman !"
~he three now sing a song of hope and joy,
fter which Rienzi goes into the Lateran to
ray for the success of his high and holy under
aking, leaving Irene to the care of Adriano.
king left alone, they tell their love in glowing
anguage and exchange vows of eternal truth
nd devotion. A chorus is now heard in the
teran which calls upon the people of Rome
o rally for the cause of freedom ! " Awake
-e sleepers." Thereupon the doors of the sa-.
'red edificere thrown open and Rienzi, follow
d by multitudes of citizens, friars and nuns,
teps into the open street, he is joined by Irene
.d Adriano and is again saluted as deliverer
,nd protector of Rome.
The curtain rises upon thme secondl act, dis
losing ai suit of kingly halls with the seven
ills, the castle of St. Angelo and the Tibet-seen
hrough the open windows; the building is
rrounded on~ all sides by an enthusiastic mulI
itude. Rienzi, in the p~roudt rob~es of the Tri
unne, now ent ers, leading Irene, who is clad as
eomne< the sister of thme Tribune ; in their train
-ome thme nobles and (dignitaries of Rome,- and
ast of all, the "messengers of peace," wvho have
:ravelled throughout the land to announce to
:he peopule peace and the restoration of the glo
y of Rome. They relate to Rienzi in noble
strains the lessed and happy condition of the
and which he hmas redeemed fa om shamed boa
lage. " This noble Roman" now kneels before
~he ma.ss and addresses fervent thanks to God,
brough whose might and under whose guidance
~e has been enabled to work this happy change.
ie rises and after bidding the nobles to a feast
n honor of the foreign ambassadors, to be held
a the same halls on the same evening, retires,
econpanied by Irene. Orsini, Colonna and the
re4t of the nobles, grazed with envy,, hatred and
Iuihation, now "furiously rage together" and
frm a 1..lot to assassinate Rienzi in the course
of the coming feast. ie is to fall by O)rsini's
hand. After this they disperse. The hour be
ig at. hand for the reception of the ambassa
drs, the halls, splendidly illuminated, are
thrown openi, and Rienzi, with Irene at his side
:d followed by the .,enators, priests, dobles,
lietors and guards, enters, and takes his seat
upon the chair of state. The amnbassadors of
the Italian and iermnan princes now enter, each
preceded by four pages bearing his credentials,
and followed by a numerous retinue. Thme Tri
bane receives thema with majesty and grace, and
each, after prescnting his credentials, retire.4 to
a seat of honor prepared for him. Now Ifol
lows a resplendent ballet and contest of gladia
tors;. As this is about ending and while the
company is deeply absorbed in the scone, Orsini
step nuikl forward and aims a deadly~ blow
at Rienzi's heart. It is unsuccessful, however,
and as Orsini shrinks back dismayed, Rienzi
rises with dignity, draws aside his robe and dis
closes upon his bosom a shirt of mail, saying to
the cowering nobles, with bitter irony: "See,
how I steel my breast against your love." The
people are horror stricken and enraged, they
clamor and cry out: " Death to the traitors!"
The senators immediately pronounce upon the
two nobles, Orsini and Colonna, the doom
awarded to treason, perjury and assassination
death by the axe. This is the law and can be
opposed by none. Rienzi gives orders that they
be prepared for death, and then desires to be
left alone. Ile debates with hiuelf and seems
overcome with pain, saying sadly: "My poor
brother, not'through me but through the law of
Rome itself art thou avenged." Adriano, who
was not present at the feast, but who has heard
his father's doom, now breaiks through the
closed doors, throws himself at ItiUenzi's feet and
implores mercy for his father. Rienzi is iuexo
rable-life to the traitors were death to Rome.
Irerle in the meantime joins her entreaties to
those of Adriano. Pity has long been strugglig
with. sense of duty in the mind of the noble
man, aid melted by the priyers of the two
young beings at Lis feet, he promises to appeal
to the people in behalf of the con.pirators. For
this purpose, the populace is re-assembled and
Rienzi begs of them grace for the doomed men.
They spurn the thought and cry more fiercely
than before for vengeance. Rienzi says to them:
"Ye Romans! Cherish peace and pity, avoid
blood and be morciful. I who have made you
great and free, entreat you, I the Tribune."
The people cannot resist the supplication of their
beloved chief, and the nobles, alter again ;wear
ing fidelity to the state and law, receive pardon
through the mediation of him they had sought
to murder. Adriano and Irene again sing a
song of hope and joy,
As the curtain rises upon the third act, Ilienzi
ride; through a public squard, lie is mounted
upon a coal black charger and clad in complete
arinor. Behind him throng mases of peopk,
They go to witness the death of Colonna and
Orsini, who have again been faithless to their
as a suppliant f-r his father's life. Ile breaks
through the crowd, seizes the reins of Rieizi's
rearing charger and kneeling upon the earth,
conjure.s the Tribune by eveiy iumani feeliug to
spare his father.~ Rienzi replies: " Thou ravest
boy, arise and let destiny take its' course."
djddanndanAs ". nra.Wn . n1,Jwttr
alluding to Rienzi's death : " Woe to hiim who
;ives me kindred blood to avenge !" Iienzi and
the people disappear in the diatance, the latter
singiiig the war-cry of Rienzi, tran.lated onif of
The fourth act opens with dark plottings and
murnirings among the people. Both Church
Mnd people have become jealous of Rienzi',
power, and both, forgetful of all they owe him,
.seek only his overthrow. It is iight, and a
knot of malcontents are grouped together in
front of the Sateran, they murmur and threaten
fiercely. , This is during a religious festival, and
in a few minutes Rienzi is to enter the Lateran
at the head of the nobles, clergy and senators.
liaroncelli, a prominient man among the plebe
ians, denounces tienzi to his comipanions as an
ambitious tyrant, seeking only his own aggran
dizement, imputes his former mercy to Colonna
and Orsini not to humanity, but a de~sre to
conciliate the patricianis and, by the marriage
of. Adriano and Irene, to ally hiimiself with them.
The people demand a witness. Suddenly a tig
ure wrapped in a daik cloak stands before thenm,
saying: "I am a witness, lie spoke truly."
"Aiid who art thou?" they demandi of this
person. "Colonna's son" cries Adriano as he
throws oflf his cloak, "(Colonna's son, whose
father cries to hiiia and to you out of the bloody
grave fur vengeance, vengeance upon the tyrant
who has slain him and befrayed you. The pro
cession approaches, stand bys me and with my
own hand w~ill I strike the monster (lead." The
kingly procession now comes into full view with
Rienzi and Irene at its head. As Jliienzi laes
hi~s foot upon the step of the temple, the first
notes of a To Deumn are heard from within.
The tones are horrible and supernatural, they
seem to proceed from the grave. The Tribune
and his sister draw back appalled. The people
trenible anid sink uipon theiru knees, exlaimiing:
" horror seiz~es upoNn us, Giod ideserts us." The
scene is fearful. Rienzi recoivers himmself how-i
ever anid ascends the steps; as he reaches the
last, the doors are flunig wide and Rainmondo
the legate, surrounded by crowvded monks, ap
pears upon the threshold and hurls the curses
and anathemas of the Church upon the devoted
head of the Tribune. Th'le peolie fly in all di
rections. Irene siinks senseless upon the cold
stones.. Rienzi, petrifiedl with horror, stands as
if changed into stone. The torch bear'ers having
tied, dlarkness covers the scene.
In the conunencement of the last act, Rienzi
is kneeling alone in the Capitol. What. a sub
lime prayer is that! Beginning: "Alnighity
God and Father, hear me, in dust before thee
kneeling." As he finishes this prayer, Irene
enters, clad in black, and throws her arms
round him. IIe rises and placing her before
him, contemplates her wvith love and admiration,
saying: " The Church deserts mae, to whose glory
I began this work; the peoplo desert me, to
whom I gave the name of freenrmn; the fiulse
friends of may prosperity desert me ; t wo alone
remain faithiful te me, Iheaven and may sister."
Irene, her faice beaming with heroism and devo
tion, cries proudly: "Rienzi, have I been-true
to thy lessons, have I shown myself strong,
havo I proved me a Rlomnan ?" lie clasps her
to his bosom, exclaiming in triumph : "In the
heart of this ttnder~ virgin Rkane yet lives.''
Hasty footsteps are now heard andl Adriano,
frantic with love and grief, springs into the
room. IHe sinks over-come at irene's feet and
in a prayer of melting tenderness, beseeches her
to fly with him before the fury of the people.
She replies proudly and sternly, pointing to
Rieni "In life or death my post is by the side
of him-of him; the i to be adorned with the
name of Roman." Adriano leaves her, but
swears not to survivePer.' But what is this
fearful tumult? Theinfurated mob rush to
wards the Capitol, bes)'g stones and firebrands,
their rage knowa no . Rienzi appears at
a window and endeat to make a last appeal
to them, but in vain.. ey clamor wildly, hurl
the stones athima and 'the firebrands through
the windows of the opitol. As the flames
leap and spread' thro the noble buildings,
Irene joins her brothe- t the open window and
winds her arms ro "himl). They face the
multitude with heroii. iles. Adriano breaks
from the detaining .g of his followers and
plunges through theh ing flames to die with
Irene. A terrific ex ion is heard and the
mighty edifice falls int mass of smoking and
smouldering ruins. T eople desert the spot,
uttering lou' cries of or and remorse.
J. T. B.
[ !io th e E i -Dimpaitch.]
THE M HEART.
Byt LI LAIR.
'Tis well to have a ry heart,
Ilowever sliort y
There's wisdon ian' erry heart,
Whate'er the jy ay say.
Philosophy may I head
And find out in $law,
But giro me the ) opher
That's happy wi straw.
If lifu but lringa u ppiness,
Tt brings us, we to14
Wlait's iara i by .qgh 1.i-h onop try
With ill their h , or gelbi;
Then liauigh a:way, thers say
Whate'er they wi f mirth
Who laughs the i' ay truly boast
1le'4 got the wea I earth.
There's beauty in erry heart,
A nornl heiauty, t
It shOws the heart,' hboaest heart,
That _ echr m i.due,
And lent a share o -tero spare, -
)espite of wiiho ars, t
And nakes the ch . asorrow speak, r
The eye weep few are.
The suir mway shrou if in cloud,
The temspest wra na- a
It rinl: apark to' ..the dark,
Its .unliglt infit
Thon laugh away, liers say t
Who 11ings the imost, mnny truly boast
ie's got the weail'th of earth. -
- - b - V
I drenni'l that laurieil by iy rellow eliy,
Clis.., by a coininn r.e;:gur's siole I lay
Anal nsoit mean a ieighbur shiocked my tride,
Thus oi~:~ rps of.nlitmy I cried; *
" A way, thou wcouidrel! ton:h ine taot
Mure ianuer, learn, and it a distant rut."
" Thou svoituslrel !" in a louder tonecried lie ;
" l'roud lump of diirt, ' secon thy words and thee.
We're equal now--ll not an inch resign;
This is iiny rutting iahace, and that is thine."
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Front the Nashville Daily News. .
WHAT HA PENED AT OUR HOUSE.
Artet' we wuts iarried, well say aboult a year,
aun imortnin' thair wns a terrible cotmmoshun inii
m't fialy the .ilocrer he cumn. I wus in. a grate.
:lurrey' myself, wantin' to heer, I hardly ntoed
rhut, buit arter a wi ihe, an ole granny of a wo- I
nan, as had bin very hissy albottt that', pokedi
ir bed into the rom wiar 1 wus a walkin'i
ibout and ses,4
Ses she, "Mt'..Sporum hit's a gal."
"Whtot !" ses I.
"'A gal," ses she, an' w~ith that she pops her
ied back agin.
W~ell thinks' I, I'm the dladdy nyv a gal' an'
tegin' to feel my keepin' imitely-P'd t'uther' it<
wus a boy thto', thinks I, for then he'd feel
tcarur to me, as how he'd bare my natte and
thar wnid be less chanice fur the Sp~rums to run
At, but conisiderin' evlery thing, a ga1 will dou
nity well. Jist thena the old niuss laokes her
bed out agin, an' ses,1
Ses she, "Another wun, Mr. Spor'um, a flnei
:iAnth~ler!" ses I, " that's rather crow~din'
thingsn on too a feller.
She latil an' poked her hedl hark. Well,
thinks I,'tbis is nu joke su:te; aLt this lick Il1
bae finnily enil to don mte in at few yearn, bt
the Loi'd's will, nlot mline be duet.
Jis then the ole site devii (always will hate
her,) pokes her hed in and sea,
Sea she, " Annther gal, Mr. Sporum."
"Aniuther whut," sies I.
"Another gal," ses she.
ti" Well," sen I, "go rite strate an' lell Sal I
won'it stand it, I don't want't 'em, ant' I aint
int' to hatve 'eii; dus she think I'm a Titrk ?1
tr a Mormon7? or Brtighamn Youtg ? that she'd
g'o fur to have thribhies ?--threce at a pop? dus
she thinik l'ii wuth a hundred thousand dollare ?
that I'm Jon Jacob Aster, or Mr. Roschille ?
that I kin afl'ord to have thribbs, an' clothe an'
feed an' scool three chiilltn at a time ? I ain't a
going' to stand it no how, I didn't wan't 'em, 1
don't wan't 'em, an' I aint a goin' to wan't 'em
now, nur no uither time. Ilaint I bin a good
an' dootiful husband to Szil? .IHaint I kep in
doors uv a ntite, an' quit chawin' tobacker and
sokiin' segars just t. 0 please her? haint I at
tended devine wursh'ip reglar ? haint I bought
her all the bontits an:' frocksshe wanted '?--an'
then fur her to go and have thmribbs. I won't.
live with her, she niued better an' hadn't orter
ditn it. Site dun it with her ise open, an' mnuR
take the conseqtuences. I didn't think Sal wuid
serve me such a trick ito htow. Have I ever
stole a horse ? have I ever dun einj mean trick,
that she shud serve me this way ?i" An' with
that -I lade downi on the settee, an' felt orful
bad, an' the more I thot; about it, the wuss I
Prestenitly Sal's mammy'j, ole Miss Jones,
coms in ani' sen.
Sea shte, "Peter cotm tn an' sde what pur'ty
chilt you've got."
"Ultillun," ses I, "you'd better say a hole
litter. Now Miss Jones, I inv Sal, you no, an'
have tried to make a godd hiusbun, but I call
this a scaly trick, an' ef' thar' is enny law in the
country, I'm a gwinie to see ef a 'Oman kit
hav thribbs, an' mtake a man take keer uv 'em.
I aint a going to begin to doo it," ses I.
Witle thtat. she laffed ilt too kill herself, an'
made all sorts tiv fun uv me, an' sel eMy uther
man would be proud to be in my sboes. I told
her I'd sell out mity cheap ef enny body wanted
to take ny place. Well the upshot uv it all
wUAs, that she persuaded me I wus all rong, an'
got me to go in the room whar they all wus.
When I got in, Sal looked so lovin' at me,an'
reached out her little handsgo much like apore
deer helpless child, that I forgot everything but
myJuv for her, an' folded her gently up to my
hert, like a preshus treasure, an' felt like I didn't
keer ef she had too a had forty uv 'em. Jis
then ntimber wun set up a whine, like a young
pup, an' all the ballance follered. Thens thribbes
V l Iheir diddy.
Well, everything wus made up, an' Sal prom.
sed she never wud doo it agin, an' sense then I
iave binhard at work sertin, wo-kin' all day to
nake bred fur them thribbs, an' bissy nussin uv
them at nite. The fact is, ef I didn't hav a
nity good cmnstitushun, I'd had to a give in
ong ago. Number wnn has -the collick-an'
tvakes number too, an' he wakes lip number
iree, an' so it goes, an' me a fthin' about all
he time a tryia' to keep 'em quiet.
Now Mister Nue, my advice to yu is, never
o have thribbes ef you wai't to keep out uv
CA1GHT 0.1 TIlE JURY.
The following, which we have heariltold as
fact some tiic ago, is too good to be lost, and
nay lie beieticial to soine gentlenan who has a
-oung, unsus.ectinig wife: A certain nian, who
ived about tell miles froi l--, wai in the
abit of going to town about once a week and
;ettiLng' on a regular spree, and would not return
intil he had time to "cool oil," which wivs gen
rally two or three days. His wife. was.igno
ant of the cause of hin taying out so long, and
utfering greatly front anxiety about his welfare.
Vhen hle would return, of course his confiding
vife would inquire what had been the matter
rith him, and the invariable reply was, "that
8 was aught. on thojury, and cull d t atlget off,"
llavitig gathered h). corn and placed it ill a
rge. heaph, 11. acoording to ogytlfli, detpr ipt4
o call in his neighbors and have a real corn
bucking frolic. So he gave Npd, a rlithful ser
ait, a jug and an orh r to go to towi and get
gallon of whiskey-very necessary on such
ceasions. Ned mounted a mule, itnl was soon
i town, and equipped with the whiskey, re
iounted and set out for home, all luovait with
he prospect of flun at "shucking."
1 hen he had proceeded a few hundred yards
om town lie concluded to try the ".tg//;" and.
ot satisfied with once, he kept trying until the
rorld turned round so fast tiat lie turned off
lie mule atd there lie went to sleep and the
tile to grazing. It was now nearly night, and
,hen Ned awoke it was just heforo the break
C day. and so dark that lie was unable to make
ny start towards home until light.' As soon
i his bewilderment hal sub.mided so that lie
uld get the ' pointl he started with an empty
ig, the whiskey having rtni out, and afoot, fir
e mule had gone home. Of course lie was
e went on at the rate of two-forty. Ned
. ched honie about breaktlast t itne, and " fetched
p" at the back doorgrith a de.iudedlV guilty
" What in the thunder have yoiu been at, yoau
hck rascal," said hik master.
Ned, knoiwiig his miat-or's excuse to h is
ifc whe: lie git on a spree, determined to tell
be truth if lie died for it, ad said:
"We, niassa, to) tell de truf, I was kotch oin
lie jury and couldiA it off."
Acsss To Gi.-" Iluwever early in the
maning vou seek the gate of access," says the
tev. Mr. Ilamiillon, of the Scotch Church in
.ondon, " you find it already open ; and how
ver deep the mihliight oiument when you ind
oursel itn the sudden arms of death, the wing
(I prayer.can bring an iinstant Saviour. And
bis, wherever you are. It needs not that
ou ascend soie- sprcial Pisgah or Moriah.
t needs not th'at you should enter some
wful shrine, or pull off your shoes on
oe holy~ ground. Couldl a memento be
eared on every spot from which anm acceptable
rayer has passed away, and on which a prompt
nl5wer has comne down, we should lind..Morah
'im," the Lord hiathi been here," inscriberd
'n many a ciittage hearth and masny a dungeon
bo. We shiould finid it not only ini Jerusalem's
iroud templle, and D~aviud's cedlar galleries, bit
n the fishierman's cottage by the brink of the
iennesaret, and in the upper chamber where
'entecost began. And whether it be the field
rhere .Jacob lay down to sleep, ort the barook
rhere Isaae wrestled, or the den where Daniel
-azed.on him, or the hill-sides where the M1an
f Sorrows prayed alh night, wye should still
liscern the hudhler's feet let down fromn heaven
-the landing place of mercies. because the
tarting plauce of prayer. And all this, where
uever you are. It tneeds no' saint, no piroheusent
i piety, ino adept inl eloqueint langunige, me dig
ity of earthly raink. It needs but a simple
lannah, or a lisping Samuewl. It needs but a
atenitenit piubljicana, or a dying thief. And it
neesan sharp ordeal, no cost ly passport, no
ainful expjiait in, to bring you to the mercy
ot, air rathe1r. I should say, it needs t he cost
iest. of all; lint the bloodI of the atonement,
he Saviour's mherit, the name ot ,Jesus, .prie
ess as they aire, cost the sinner noathing. hey
ire freely putt at the disposal, anid instantly and
:oatantly he may use themi. This access to
:iod in every place, at every moment without
ay personal merit, is it not a privilege ?"
TI IA.Til or i . liTR5s5~--Nothers, is there
mytbing we en do to acqumire for our daugh
etA a goodl constitution ? is there truth in the
ientimienit stietiines repeated, that outr sex is
ecoming nmore ellfeminate? Arc we capable
if nidurinag haardship as our grandmaothers ?
[ave our daughters as much stamina, as much
ptitude, as we oum'selves possess ? Thesenques
:ions are not interesting to us siuanply as mdi
iduals. They affect the wvelfare of the comi
nunity, for the ability or inability of womuan
o discharge what the Almighly has oommitted
o her, touches the equilibrium of society, and
th hidden springs of existence.
Tenderly initerested as we are for the healtht
f our offipring, let us devote peculiar attention
tao that of our daughters. Their delicate frames
require mor~e care in order to become vigorous,
ad are in more danger through the prevalence
if fashion. Frequeiat anid thorough ablutions,
simiple and nut ri tious diet, we sig.iuld-secure
ror all our. children.
Baut I ple:ad for the little girl, thaat she maay
have air anid exercise, as well as her brother,
that she may not lbe too mauch blamed, if, in
her earniest lay, she haappens to tear or soil
her apron. I plead that she may not be pun
ished as a romp, if she keenly enjoys those ac
ive sports which city gentility proscribes. I
plead that the ambition to make her accom
plish do not chain her to a piano thh the spinal
column, which should consolidat. .he frame,
starts asiide like a broken reed ; nor bow her
over the book till the vital energy, ihichi ought
to per vade the whole system, mounts io her
brain and kindles the death fever-Mrs. Si
gg Boys aro like vinegar-when there is
much ,nodler in them they are always sharp.
wM A lady of wealth put her daughter,
who had beers pampered by indolence, under a
governess. Upon calling to inquire how her
daughter progressed with her studies, she was
told, "not very well." "Why, vhat is. the
reason ?" " She wants capacity." " Well, you
know I don't regard expense: purchase one di
r Sone precious poet defines ' beautiful
extract' to be helping a young lady out of a
mud puddle. This is almost as bad as the wit
of Hartley Col-ridge, who once being asked
which of Wordsworth's productions he consid
ered the prettiest, very promptly replied, " His
Z4 The boy upon foot cannot bear to see
the boy who is riding. And so it is with envy
of a larger growth. We are always crying out,
.Whip behind !" in the miserable hope of see
ing some hanger-on mere fortunate than ourselves
knocked from his perch.
E Jas Boon, aged eighty-five years, an
inmate of the poor-house at Kirigston, Lenoir
county, North Carolina, with his family, consist
ing of a wife and three children, it is said, has
inherited a handsome estate amounting to $150.
000, and no mistake.
- Jonas Frazer, a soldier of the Revolu
tion, died at Miamitown, Hanilton county,'0o.,
October 7th, aged ninety-nine years and two
months. le was buried with military honors.
-r. The New York Sun says that a few
days since-the sheriff sold out the effects of a
merchant who has been ruined by the purchase
of lottery tickets. le bought for years, but
never gained a prize until a few weeks ago, and
thb lottery men refused to pay the only hit he
jr" We learn, says the Benton (Ala,) Her
aid, from a gentleman who is an exper:enced
and skilful planter, residing near Benton, that
ho hAs alroedy got out more cotton than his
whole crop, either of last year, or the year be;
fart), amounted to and that his provisiio crop
will be abundant. We have heard no coumplaints
from farmers in this section, and there is no feat
of starvation here next year.
E A medical writer aserts that the in
troduction of the tomato upon the table ha.,
reduced the sevority of certain types of summer
diseases to a noticeable extent. There is no
doubt of t.heir healthfulness as food, nor of their
excellence as a luxury.
L LooK TO YOUIL IItaxF.ss.-No farmer
is a good economist who neglects his harniess.
A horse feels as much better in a clean pliable
harness, as a man does in clean linen, and he is
proud of it too.
$- A young lady at a ball was asked by a
lover of serious poetry whether she had seen
Crabbe's Tales ?".
"Why, no," she answered, "I didn't know
that crabs had tails."
nave yo &PUZ'iil0T~~
" And I a"sure you, sir-, I didn't know that
red crabs, or any other crabs, bad tails."
g A rail road conductor having insulted
s lady pasenger, she said, indignantly, that the
company which owned that road should not .ee
Inother cent of her money.
" How so?" said the conductor, " how can
you manage it?"
"Iereafter," replied the lady, '" instead of
Ibuying a ticket at the office, I shall pay my fare
E1 The potato crop is said to be so plenty
in East HIartford, Conn., as to sell for seventeen
ents per bushel.
"4 A gentleman, wishing to be considered
i perfct phraseologist and gallant, had occasion
to ask a lady one evening to hand him the snuf
fer.;, and thus addressea her:
" Will your ladyship, by an unmerited and
undeserved condescension of your infinite good
ness, please extend to your most obsequious,
devoted and 'very humble servant, that pair of
igpopot exasperators, in order that the refulgent
brightness of that nocturnal luminamy may daz
ae the vision of our ocular optics more potently.
3K The best way to treat slaniner is to let
it alone and say nothing about it. It soon dies
when fed on silent contempt.
Z:r When the world has once got hold of a
lie, it is astonishing how hard it is to get it onut
ofthe world. You beat it about the head, till
it sents to have given up the ghost; and lo! the
next day it is as healthy as ever.
ST A SPEN DTH [R IFT.--A t I.inWricIdreland,
a young man, who came of ago two years ago,
has been obliged to leave the country hn conse
quecnce of pecuniary embarrassnment. lie htman
with 5id50,000) in htanik, which he soon got rid
of, nd~ has since aooumulatodl debts4 to the
amunt of $2,000,000-all in two years!
gr Ex-President Milliard Fillnore, in a
lettert to~ the Kentucky State Fair, says he has
wv ithldrawn entirely fruim all political bttife.
EK New 15ssu. I i r CANvAss INI
mmA .--.Te Lafayeti e (Insdiana) Courier advi
se.n the electoris to " vote for no man for Ilepre
sentative in. either branch of the State Legisla
tre who is not. in favor of the immnediate repeal
of the scandalous divorce laws which have con
verted our fair State into an asylum for all the
married prostitutes of the Union. See to it,
tha; the candidates are sound on tisi question."
, g An Irishman, who had lain sick for a
long time, was one day miet by the parish priest,
when the followittg conversation took place;
" Well, Patrick, I am glad yotu have recovered
but were you not afraid to meet your God?"
" Och, no, yot riverince, it was thme meetln' of
the old Divil, that I was afeared nv,"treplied Pat.
gg The Rose prayed to Jupiter for a gift,
so he gave it thorns. At this, the rose wept,
until it saw an antelope eating lilies.
Er A negro drirer of a coach in Texas,
stopping to get some water for the young ladies
in the carriage, being asked what he stopped for,
eplied t " I am watering my flowers." A unore
delicate comnplimtent could not have been paid.
Nii Do right though you have enemies. You
cannot escape thetm by doing wrong ; and it is
little gain tu harter away your honor and itteg.
rthy, and divest yourself of moral courage, to gamn
what ? Nothing. Better abide by the truth
frown down all opposition, and rejoice in the feel
ing which must inspire a free and independent
gii The Havana correspondent of' the Charles
ton .Courier says that a concession has been
ranted to several parties in thatleity, authorizing~
hem to introduce eighty thousand more "Asiat:
cos" free colonists.
gyaYou see, grandma, we perforate an
aperture in the apex, andI a corresponding aper
ture in* the base ; and by applying the egg to
the lips, and forcibly inhaling the breath, the
sell is entirely discharged of its contents."
"Bless my soul," cried the old lady, "what
wonderful improvements they do make ! Now in
my young days we just made a hoIe in each ca~d
' LIFE AT SALT LAKE CITY.-A correspondent
of the New York Herald, writing from Salt Lake
under date of August 28th, says that "poor
Brigham Young" is in a sad dilemna, not know
ing which horn to take. He does not know '
whether to remain in Utah, or to flee to Sonora
or Nicaragua. He has had since early last
spring thirty span of fine mules, in fine condi,
tiop, with a suitable number of light ambulan
ces, and other things requisite for a rapid flight
from the territory, if an emergency should arise
making it important for'him to flee from the
territory or into the almost impenetrable fastness
of the mountains.
Oa the 27th a grand procession of the citizens
of Salt Lake was formed on East Temple street,
headed by Goveritor Cumming. The party early
in the day proceeded to Big ottonwood cannon,
where preparations were to be made for a grand
pic-nic party to be given by Governor Cumming.
Brigham Young was not in the procession when
it was formed, nor was he seen upon the street,
but it was said he would join the procession be
fore they reached their destination. Not a sin
gle Gentile, except his Excellency the Governor,
graced or disgraced the procession, who, it was
reported, was to be baptised.
The peace and quietude of Zion was disturbed
on the 28th by a street fight near the Salt Lake
House. The pugilistic parties were the notori
ous Tom Williams and lajor General Gio. D.
Grant, of the Nauvoo Legion. Afhr the parties
met in collision, they were quickly surrounded
by a crowd, who endeavored to separate them,
but were unable to accomplish their purpose be
fore the General's face and ribs wero pounded
into a jelly. Thus the affray ended.. They are
both men of prominence in their respective par
ties and have many friends. One is a Mormon,
the other an ex.Mormon. Whether anything
serious will grow out of it of eourse cannoV at
present be known.
Titm Ba:A, PLAE.---What a mtuiltuda -of
thoughts crowd upon the mind in' the conteme.
plation of such a scene . flow muoh of the At,
turs, even in Its far dkant railhes, ri*& bere
us with all its petrsaitslvo realities I Take- but
one little perFr space of time, and how nfct
ing arp its associations! . Within the flight of
one-half century, how many of the great, tlie
good, and the wisewill be gathered here!-How
inaaXv, in the loveliness of infancy, the beauty
of youth, the vigor of manhood, and the matu
rity of age, will lie down here, and dwoll In the
bosom of their mother earth! The rich and
tie poor, the gay and the wretched, the favo
rites of thousands, and the for.aket of the
world; the stranger in his solitary grave, and
the ppitriarch, surrounded by the kindred of a
long lineage! How many will here bury-their
brightest'hopes or blasted expectations! Hlow
many bitter tears will here be shed! How
many agonizing sighs will here'be heaved ! 'How
many trembling feet will cross the pathways,
and, returping, leave behind them the dearest
objects of their reverence or 'love.-EsreU.
"It gives one an ever present idea of the ex
pansive enterprise of his countrymein, to find
their commodities of conimeree continually in
his path wherever lie goes. - I have not visited
any considerable city of Turkey, where I did
not find the Medicines of"my country repre
sented by Ayers' Cherry Pectoral. In Smyrna,
Aleppo, Jafta, Jerusalem and -Constantinople,
we see in each, on the door post of some bazaar,
the peculiarily American looking Iron card, of
Dr. Ayer, saying' in a language which not, one
in a thousan'! of the passers by can read, "Ayer's
Clui Py ectural fin- Congh's, Colds and Consump
lion, Sold 1iere." On a shelf behind the cross
legged mussiuman, are seen the bottles with
their English, Spanish, French aid German
faces turned towards the crowd, and on enquir
ing we are told that foreigners are not the only
purchusers, but the true believers themselves
waive their trust in fate to try this product of
American skill, when they find there is no other
cure for them."
1 was told yesterday that the Cherry Pecto
ral had been presented to the Sultan, and is
now in constant use in his harem, and in the
Hospitals of the Empise."
A RAr LaOAD Day Goons STORE-A railroad
dry goods store yesterday made its appearance
at Thirty-secrnd street, fronm the New Haven
road. It is a car sixty feet in length by eight.
in height, and of ordinary car width, with out-'
side windows; it has skyligh s and windows
at its ends; the skylights can be removed and
their openings covered for safety. One side of
the ear is fitted up with shelving, and a counter.
extends its length. Its most novel feature is its
side extension, which will give a width of nine-.
teen feet for the store. It is provided with an
Indiarubber cover, which is rolled up like the
boot of a coacha when the car is to be moved.
It is to pe-ramibulate the cotintry for the purpose
of selling dry goods, and seems to he in town
for the purpose of filling up-.N. Y. Post...
How Mur.i we Lzv: TuA? Tasecs mD.
[asects genemily imust lead a truly jovia! life.
Thin1# what it Wust Ibe tu lodge in a lily. Tmag
ie a palace of ivory and pearl with pillars of
silver and capitals of goldl, all exhaling such a
pefume as nlever arose fronm a human censer.
Paney agamn the fun of tucking yosur.<elf up for
the unight in the tof'ds of a rose, rocked'to sleep~
by the. gentlo sighs oaf the summer air, nothing
to do when you awake bute to wash yourself in
a dew drop, and fell to and cat your bed-clothes !
" We would gladly that the grave should hide
all the dark entalogun. lint the life of Cot. Burr
is a study of tno mean interest and Importance,
and is It nmot. of fearful import that the' shoal
uponm which so gifted ai being was wrecked
should be discovered ?''
'Such is the testimony that has now been de
veloped aid although it merely lifts the curtain
for a moment upon the hist hours of Burr, tihat
moment is sntlicient to show us the dying sinner
struggling with the great enemy and calling help
fronm the religion he had, all his life-time, tram
ped under loot-ew Y'ork Erchanage.
01.n Inna.t-T he National Intelligencer says
there are evidences in the lush journals of in
e reasing good'feeling towards the English in that
country. The agricultural prospects of the coun
try are also said to be very promising. A Dub.
lin paper says the wheat erop is one of the best
ever seen in'Ireland ; the yied is heavy, the-qual
ity good, and it has been gathered in eellent
condition. The potato crop is beyond danger,
and was never more produc' ive. Other vegeta-,
bles are of such supem ior bulk and quality that'
even the farmers themselves are satisfied, and -
have nothiqg to grumble at but the fact that
abundant crops bring low prices. Still the prices
of agricultural produce are highly remunerative -
there is diminished taxation, lighterburthens, anJ
nore empnloyment, for all classes.
:g"A wit being told that an old pcuain
tance was married, exelaimell, "I am gldto
hear it," But reflecting a momnta he aded in
a tone of compassion -and 'fo*etfulness, "and
yet I don't know 'why 'I sbould be-he never'
did me any-harm "
W Nohia infe iperianent.