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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of dD beirtie, and if-it must fall, we will Perish amidt the Ruins.
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NEW DRY COODS
ST 00 Eq
Uader Augusta Hotel, Augusta, Ga.
K A U F F E R,
B EGS to acquaint the Inhabitants of Edgefielil
and vicinity that I-e. has commenced busi
ness with an entirely NEW bTOCK of
PLAIN & FANCY DRY GOODS,
To which he would particu'arly call their atten
tion. -The following list will show the L 0 W
PRICE at which I amn selling Goods.
DEBEIGES, at 04 ets, w.arth 121 cts;
Prin ed.DELAINES, at l2J.et.s., worth 18 cts.;
English MERINOS, double width, at 16c. pryd;
All wool PLAIDS, double widths, at 31 cts.;
8-4 WOOL SHAWL9, at $1,00;
Checked and striped MUSLIN., at 121 cts.;
White'BRILLIANTES. at 12* cts;
Linen Canbric Hdkfs. at 75 ets. per dozen;
CALICOBS from 6j cts. upwards;
Superior SlT1DIGSat 6f cts;
Z1 RANS, fast colors, 121-cts
Marlboro PLAIDS and STRIPE4, at 11 cts. by
Kerseys and Domestic Goods at Factory prices;
White and Colored Cotton IlIOE,at $1 adozen;
Kentucky JEANS, all colors, at 20 cts;
Negro BLANKETS, full sizes, ut 75cts Pr PAIR
-My Stock of
Is the LARGEST and CHEAPEST ever shown
in Augusfa' consisting of
Swiss and Jaconet SLE EVES, at 25 eta pr pair;
46 " 'SETS, from 75 ets.;'
a " COLLARS, from 20 cts;
Also, a large variety of Bands, Jacontt and Swiss
Edgings and Insertions.
Also, every novelty in
Rich Silk Dress Goods,
O LOA KS, SHBA W LS, &c.
I have esery facility of selling Goods at Re.
mnarkably Low Prices, as I have a
Brother who-res~ides ut -No. 444, Third Avenue,
New York. He'is constantly In the market and
purchases Goods for Cash, consequently I am ena
bled to sell Chieap.
N. B..i.Terus Cashs, and no Se
ceend Price ! All Goods anarked in
= Augusta, Oct 25 Im 42
3.K. NEWBY & 0.,
WHOLESALE A'D' RETAiL DEALERS IN
Under the U. S. H-otel,
JOSEPU 'lY. -NE WBY & CO., A u
Ugusta, Ga., it their old and well-known stand
under the United States H otel, are now receiving
the L ARGEST and BEST SELE~CTED Stock of
They have ever kept, for Mten and Boy'si wear,
from their own Manufaictury, 139 Fulton Street,
THEY GET UP THi!VERY BEST STYLES
.nd in OF CLOTHING,
An naddition to this, they have made arrange
ments with the famous House of D. Devlin & Co ,
to receive weekly their
Newest Broadway Styles !
Besides Clothing, we keep the best make and fIt of
MERINO .SKIRTS AND DRAWERS,
80Cks,* Gloves, Sustenders, Neck Ties,
In the Manufacturing Department, can alwayis
be found the best and motst fashionablo
Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings
gy Thankful for the liberal patrona. for year.
-past, we ask our old Edgeied friends, an,l ali
strangers visiting the City, to call oni us and ex
amine our btock.
Augusta,'Sept 12 tf 36
gpJ wilip. ONE CENT per pound in Cash,
VTfortho OTES that fall under the Cotton
Gin, (and which have heretofore been considered
worthless) delivered at the Mill at Bath, S.V., or
at the Offie in Augusta, or at any depot on the
ai. C. Itail Rdad. They may be seat by wagon,
nr if packed-the Ragging and Rope will be re
t~auedtotheplier. Mark yr'ur. name on each
* bale. EO. W. -WINTER,
bale. ,agent Bath Paper Miles.
Anuuta. Ga., Nov. 9 .* 44
BThIVE, WAIT AND-PRAY.
By miss A. A. PROCTOR.
Strive! yet I do not promise
The prize you dream of to-day,
Will not fade when you think to grasp it,
And melt in your hand away;
But another and holier treasure,
You would now perchance disdain,
Will come when your toll is over,
And pay you for all Your pain.
Wait! yet I do not tell you
The hour you long for now,
Will not come with its radiance vanished,
And a shadow upon its brow;
Yet far through the misty future,
With a crown of starry light,
An hour of joy you know not
Is winging her silent flight.
Pray! though the gift you ask for
May never comfort your fearv,
May never repay your pleading,
Yet pray with hopeful fears;
An answer, not that you long fur,
But diviner, will come one day;
Your eyes are tow-dim to see it,
Yet strive, and wait, and pray.
THE OLD PRINTER.
A Printer stood at his case one night,
In his office dark and drear,
And his weary sight was dim as the light
Of the mouldy lamp hung near;
The wintry winds were howling without,
And the snow falling thick and fast,
But the Printer, I trow, shook his locks of snow,
And laughed at the shrieking blast;
He watched the hands as the clock crept round,
Keeping time with its snail-like tick,
As he gathered the type, with a weary click,
In his old rust-eaten stick.
Iis hairs were as white as the falling snow;
And Lilently, day-by-day,
He beheld them with grief, like the autumn leaf,
One by one, " pasing away."
Time had cut with his plow-furrows deep in his brow,
His cheek was faevred and thin,
And his long Roman nose could almost repose
Its head on his gray-bearded chin; -
And with fingers lung, as the hours stole on,
Keeping time with the clock's dull tick,
He gathered the type, with a weary click, -
In the old rust-eaten stick.
For many long years, through joys and thro' tears,
That old Printer's time batteredface,
Ghostly and lean, night and morn had been seen,
Earnestly bent o'er his case.
In a few years more Death will lck np his furm,
And put it to press in the mould,
And a #tone on the spot where they lay him to rot,
Will tell na his name, and how old.; -
A& his eomradirwill-lIght'tihem-lamp 1fhiredwi
And list to the elock's dull tick,
As they set up his death, with a solemn click,
In his old rust-eaten stick.
DRESDEN, Oct. 5th, 1858.
I have made lately a visit to the ancient town
of Meissen, from whence comes all our pretty
porcelain and china.. I saw a great deal and as
usual am anxious to tell it.
Meisen lies on 'the Elbo, not inore than
welve or fifteen miles from Dresden. It is ex
rmelyold and identified with the~histor?f'f
Sxony, mndeed of all: Germany; from the ear
iest tinies.' -A r-oyal Castle, a gothic Cathedral
and the Porcelain Factory form its present ob
ects of interest. Travellers and. sight-seeing
eople leave D~resden in the morning in the
Ebe Steamer, reach Meissen in two hours,A~nd
after spending the day in rummaging among
he antiquities, return by the same means late
n the af ternoon. In summer and fall it makes
a very delightful trip. The banks of the streamn
re lined with lofty vineyards, and just now is
he vintage time. The peasants are as busy as
ees, some cutting the grapes, some piling them
nto broad trays end others shouldering and
aking oilf with them. Each vine consists of a
single shoot and is trained to a slight poi~e about
six feet high, the poles stand apart from each
ther pretty much like corn stalks. The bunches
ang from within an inch of the ground to the
top of the shoot. The principal sorts here are
a large white grape, growing in enormous clus
'ters, and resembling in flavor and appearance
the Malaga, and the small blue species common
aong us. These vineyards are upon the sides
f the hills and mountains and are regularly
terraced to prevent the soil washing away from
the roots of the vines. At a little distance a
vreyard looks like a great plantation of Limna
beans. Among the vines are countless pump
kins, and the great yellow globes enliven the
scene wonderfully. A v'ery gifted divine told
me once that he always regarded the vine, wine
of course included, with peculiar interest, for it
was the first thing Noah planted after he left
The boat reaches Meissen, and the tourist
lands and makes ready for the day's campaign.
The town is built under a mountain,'upon the
top of which standl the Castle and the Cathe
dral. The ascent is as difficult as that to heaven.
[ns this'e ase however, most people reach the
top by hard tugging, in the other, how few sue
eed let them tug as they will!
The Cathedral is a fine specimen of gothic
architecture, founded in the eleventh century
by Otho I, Emperor of Germany, and Edith his
wife, portraits of whom ornament, or rather dis
figure, the walls of the Sachrister. In one of
the chapels, under great da:-k, frowning monu
ments, lie the bones of Saxony's earlier kings.
It is infinitely amusing to hcar the woman who
shows the edifice go through with the role.
She informs you that here lie the bones of
"William the quarrelsome, now immortal in
heaven" (a pol.te fiction always used here when
speaking of kings, queens and princes who have
shufed off the mortal coil), and here the bones
of "Amntustus the one-eyed," and hore the
bones of "Edith the red-haired," &c. These
wretclies-g.-uides they are called-are in Eu
rope a necessary evil! One is never permitted
to go alone and look in peace and quietness. In
another chapel, adorned by a lofty window
of stained glass, and an altar piece of Albert
Darer, is held the regular church service for the
people of Meissen-at present Luthrrans. Of
old though, Meissen was an Archbishopric and
the Archbishops of Meissen were the leading
prelates of Germany.
The Castle, which stands side by side with
the Cathedral, was formerly the residence of
the Electors of Saxony and Margraves of Meis
sen, ancestors of the present kings. - It is a huge
stronghold in the style of the middle ages, 'and
though built in A. D. 902, is still in almost per
fect preservation. Now-a-days this feudal pile
is the scene of the famous porcelain factory.
Where chivalrous knights sat in olden times and
related to courtly dames their achievements in
Palestine, now sit pale work-day men and wo
men and mould cups and saucers. Alas for ro
mance in this ageof utility ! But proud days
are yet coming for the Albrecht's Burg (so is
the castle named), the Saxon parliament having
made a large appropriation fur refitting and fur
nishing it as the residence of Prince George,
who is about to marry the Infanta of Portugal.
The cups and saucers are to find a new scene
Upon the ground .floor is a large china shop
in which are exhibited untold specimens of the
work. This, it being like all other shops, you
are allowed to look at gratis, but to see the
work-rooms you must bring a ticket and be sad
died with a guide. After the necessary cere
monies and formalities (in Germany, the killing
of 6 flea is attended with great form and cere
mony,) you mount up long and weary flights of
stairs and grope through dark and winding cor
ridors until you reach the top of the huge build
ing, "nd here are the rooms in which the clay is
rubbed up. In another part it is formed and
fashioned, in another painted and gilded; in
another are the furnaces, and in still another
goes on the moulding of flowers and figures as
ornaments. The process seems almost endless.
The manner of burning the ware is somewhat
striking. The vessels are packed into boxes and
these boxes are in turn packed into the furnace,
after which the mouth or door is plastei ed over ;
the fire is then.kindled and the intensest heat
kept up for a stated number of hours. Not un
til the third day after the fire is extinguished
does the furnace become cool enough to be en
tered. The flowers and ornaments for the com
moner articles are made by means of moulds,
and very gqnckly, brti .for the finer sets, Fith.
therb iI'ioni, id iis last diservi t6iiik
among the fine arts. Imagine every, tiny leaf
and tendril fashioned by the patientq; oiling
human hand. No one need wonder at thihigh
price of elegant porcelain! Some small orna
ments in the shop spoken of above, not larger
than a tumbler, are priced, on account of the
skill of the workmanship, at fifty, sixty and sev
enty dollars. I never knew before where all
our ornamental porcelain came from, but this is
the place-and the exqnisite toilet articles and
pretty trifles of all kinds now so fashionable.
The painting is also done by regular artists ai&
in these days they copy uponthe -cliina even
the greatest master pieces. A set, intended as
..br.Idllprcsent~to the said Prince George,
s.jut~fnished1, and upon the dinner plates are
opied aUj the gems of the Dresden Gallery.
After the vessels are taken from the furnace,
they are painted, gilded and returned to be a
second time burnt. They shrink so in burning,
s to be a third smaller afterwards. Last of all,
they must undergo the most tedious rubbing,
filing and polishing. This is done by women,
ihose sight is said to become prematurely im
paired by it. The toil and labour in every de
partment of this manufactory exceeds descrip
tion. The establishment employs hundreds of
men and women, and the two hundred rooms
of the castle are barely sufficient space for its
Now I am going to tell ycu something right,
ausing. It nay come under the head of per
swnal exploits, and both good taste and modesity,
am well awa'e, demand that all such should
~e kept in the back ground. IBut as neither
modesty nor good taste are particularly in vogue
now-a-days, I make the venture. Coming out
of the Cathedral quite alone at ten A. M., I
espied a woe begone looking elderly gentleman,
seated upon a large stone, and bleeding fright
fully at the nose. Ie being also alone, I ap
proached him and desired to know if I could
be of assistance. H~e understood not a syllable
of what I said, and turned out to be an Ameri
can from Illinois, utterly guiltless of the Ger
man tongue. Ihis wife was in Dresden, too un
well to venture forth, his daughter had'remiained
behind with her mother, and he had the temeri
ty to undertake this trip alone. He had called
for Seltzer Water on the Steamer and was con
vinced, from the refractory state of his inner
man, that he had been poisoned, had left his
walking stick, which he could not do without,
on the deck, had fought two guides with tooth
and nail, had paid ten prices fur a breakfast in
the hotel below and ten more to the mied who
brought him in a Sedan Chair to the top ot the
hill, had finally been seized with a violent hem
orrhage of the nose and was unable, for love or
money, to get water. The history of his ti-ials
and tribulations was sublime! I could but
think of the." man that wvent down from Jeru
salem to Jericho and fell among thieves, who
stripped him of his raiments, 4," I of course
coming in as the good Samaritan. In the mean
time, an aged individual of the male sex and
highly respestable exterior, came up and in an
swer to my queries, informed me that his house
was but ten steps off, and that he should die
of wounded sympathy if we did not immediates
ly enter it and avail ourselves of water and all
else we might need. We were met upon the
threshhold by the old lady, whose exclamations
of welcome and commiseration were long and
loud. The dwelling was highly comfortable
and we coisidered oursel in luck. Illinois,
Illinois, Illinois, yes that the name! This
aged couple had a son in'.." erica-in Illinois.
They produced letters fr.' him and Illinii
proved to be really the Ste. They~ insi.ted
upon thinking it a small wn, and that all
Americans lived in it. T greeted us both
as natives and residenti; o. linois, and, in con
sideration of their. igno I.forgave them
the base insinuation. W re invited to dine.
The pleasure and honor 'd be so unspeaka
ble-gentlemen from the in which lived
their Karlchen (dear little - arley that means,
but in the daguerreotype ked like a mas
Lif)-gentlemjen who were high in the world
to know their humble Ksr en, but who upon
their re turn would seek o Karichen and in
form him that they had b"en broad beneath
the roof of his fond p "now almost in
heaven." We allowed ou rves to be seduced
and yielded without moreado to the dinner.
The old women flew out ind in a few moments
enwued the most frightful' motion among the
feathered tribe. I tooki ..or granted that a
wholesale massacre-a pe :e St. Bartholomew's
day-was being perpetra among the poultry,
and being already painfull ungry, set up my
mouth with profund st' etion for chicken
My somewhat recovered panion remarked
to me in English, "we to have chicken."
Between this time howev and dinner the cas
tle was to be explored, t host attending us.
I kept saying to myself-what a comfortable
dinner we are to have and- without paying for
it !" Quite a consideratio his last, in Germa
ny, where one has to pay or trinking. Hear
then what the dinner waij A dish of adanian
tine Irish Potatoes and a 4 n with nudels. A
hen of very recent and a den de:inise, but of
the most remarkable anti' ty as.to years! A
hen with flesh of sole I er and bones that
had been for geuerations wiess ! I almost
wept,.for I was ferociousl hungry and would
have shed blood for a bit corn bread. But
it was all so very kind and heartfelt of the old
people! - Not to appear' ceedingly pleased
would be an enormity.. looked as if I had
just received intelligence being made heir to
the Dorn Mine, and swal' wed my leg of the
hen whole, expecting to di of it in the evening.
Ever and anon from that to this, I have ex
claimed with Hamlet
Oh that this too solk' h would. melt."
But in vain, The leg of t hen will go with
me to my grave. One m' t as well think of
digesting a horse shoe. unfortunate travel
ler ate a wing and decla ,to me some hours
after that it was fapping. ce of long-habit)
within him. The nude 'a.* t o
- ;__ih ~ idh'd a?a6 o an
inch thick-looked instinct with life. I expec
ted every moment to see them wriggle. By
way of desert, the old man told his hi.tory and
ended by pronouncing his wife' an angel. I
looked at the old dame with spiteAid thought
her a very economical angel.. As ie rose from
the table, the host and hostess shiook us gy tlie
hand, as is the custom of tip.doen1ry, and
wished that the mweal ightbe blessed to us."
Thio meapt,..p'eumne, that the hen might be
spletifteto us as a chastening rod!
But what boots it to spin out the tale? The
old hypocrites made us pay for the ben and fo
the pxtatoes and for the water and for the ref
uge. And we wIre informed afterw.rds iI the
town beolow that they were rich. I amn confi
.dent tbey will never get to heaven, al though
they represented themselves'as ahnost there. I
will not say that the thought gives mue pleasure.
The Illinois gentleman, in whose cup this last
piece of chicanery was the drop too much, ut
tered an energetic sentence which proper' people
would object to seeing in print, and .declaredl
his faith amnd confidence in G.ergianis " clean gone
forever." - J. T. B.
"NO SORROW LIKE MiN~'."
" It seems so hard ! so cruel!" said the young
mother, andi here a sob broke into her voice;
she clasped her hands over her eyes, and the
tears broke through her fingers--such salt, bit
ter tears as could onily break up from a mother's
heart-a motber robbed of her first born !
Two weeks'ago that very day he had been
with her in the chamber where the young mother
now sat in darkness and desolation, the little
joyous head fluttering about the room, the little
restless feet pattering along the 'foor, and the
little glad voice breaking up in quick shouts of
laughter, or lisping out those pretty broken
words and entreaties which are such sweet mu
sic to a mother's heart; and now-!
There stood in the corner a little crib, with
its pretty lace curtains, and over it hung the
snowy apron and enmbroided merino dress he
had last worn, and at the foot lay the little mo
rocco slippers that the mother couldn't have
removed from her sight, though the feet that
had worn them now lay folded close together,
and down so deep und1er the grass that no warnmth
of thme sunshine could ever reach them.
" Don't, Mary, don't ! It might have been
worse. Renmemiber there are sorrows greater
than yours," said the soft, pitying voice of Mrs.
Howard, the lady's most intimate friend, who
was passing the morning with her.
The stricken woman looked up in incredulous
astonishment, that checked for a moment the
low of her tears. "HIow can you tell mue this,
Helen !" she exclaimed, in a voice broken withI
grief and wounded feeling ; "he was my only
boy, my little harry, with but two years and
fie months over his golden head ; and 1 loved
him so; and then, 1 don't believe there ever
was another quite so pretty and bright a child."
"You know, too, how my very heart was
bound up in him; 'how, if I ever ran out for an
hour, I was never 'easy until I got back to him
again; and how I used to stand and watch him
after he'd got to sleep in the crib there, with
one little chubby hand wrapped up like a lily
under his cheek, and the smiles-crimping up) his
red lip; anid then, just to think of his pretty,
froicksome, teasing .way, that made me stop
every other minute and hug him up to my heart,
and cover his facee with kisses. Oh, Harry, my
'baby, miy precious baby ! shall I never see you
again?7 Surely, Helen, there never was sorrow
like unito my wrrow;" and the sobs broke out
salemn tones checked the: tears of her friend.
" I know of- a sorrow. vi th wlose bit terness
yours bears no comparison, and it has come into
our family, unto my. own and o- ly sister, for
her pride, her ilol, her. .Ilerlrt is in prin P"
" Oh, Helen !" cried Mr,. Sprag14, springing
up from her chair while she lioked at the pale,
working features of her friend, " how you hor
"I cannot talk of it, Mary, or it will drive
me, as it has his mother, frantic. You saw hiin
in his childhood, and can you remember what a
beautiful promising boy he was; but he was
impetuous, and fond of society, and all sorts of
fun, and his mother was doting and indulgdnt ;
and so be grew up to his seventeenth birthday,
reckless and self-willed, though he was too kind
Jearted to be ever malicious.
"I must make my story short-be fell into
bad company, and bad habits; and one night;
when intoxicated, he was per.,uaded to join
some incendiaries. The ringleaders were detec
ted, and the boy was sentenced to a year in the
penitentiary, which might have beei ten, only
his youth plead hard with the kind-hearted
Judge; and now lie lies down at night in a fel
on's cell, while his poor broken-hearted mother
paces her-rooni, with the tears streaming down
her wasted cheeks as she inoians over and over
these words: 'If he had died when lie was a
baby! if lie had but died then P"
And Mrs. Sprague listened to this story with
mingled horror and sympathy, which made her
forget her own. grief, and at its close she said
solemnly: " Yes, lhelen, her sorrow is greater
than mine. I had teii thousand times rather
Harry had died than lived for this."
And for you, oh, stricken mother, who have
laid down, with such heart-aches as Cod best
knoweth, the child of your love, do I write this
There is a sorrow that is heavier than death's,
the sorrow of sin and shame; and from this the
little one, over whose bosoin i6set the green seal
of the Summer grass, ii forever delivered. The
child walks in that blessed country where no
disgrace shall ever scar its soul or crimson its
cheelk, and bitter as is the cup appointed you to
drink, it will not bring to your soul that sting
which sometimes caus:s a mother to cry out
for her child: " Would he had died"
Be comforted, you who have given up the
sweet, fragrant blossoms of your lives to adorn
the garden of your God. It may be, If your
hands roll away the curtains of the future your,
so that you could behold what awaited your
beloved on earth, you would say : " It is better
God had called thetm."-Arhur's Hime Maga:inc.
I COLLEGE JOKE.
One of the earliest Presidents -of Jefferson
College, Penn., was the venerable Dr. M'Millan,
a man of great gravity and dignity of manners, I
In those early times it was customary for the
students, wheni meeting 01o Presidput, to renuve I
the hat front the hewd, jAncu It under the left t
arm, make a profound bow, and pUsS the com- F
pliments of the day.
Among the students was Tom Dovoo, an ec- I
centric fellow. His-lather was rich, and as Tomn
was alsyays " flush of money," the height of his i
.ambitijp .was to spOrt.a gold-headed cane and t
gd k. b kOt'sbie daughters..
The term student, which ihe bore in common I
with the other miembers of the college, was a i
sad misiomer. Toni's mind ..was more deeph
engrossed with backganmumon, 4lieekers, aid.'d
sledge," than with hi's mathcmettiesr ind' he was
more deeply rena 'in jh'1.-6ire of Chesterfield, 1
than in that.gfgfafrr and Virgil.' In fact,.he f
ws &alpa) w-brained, lily-handed fop, and, as P
mi be supposed, a great favorite with a certain I
class of ladies who mistake impertinence 1 .
wit, and line clothes and aleetedf manners for t
refinement and solid accoinplishimetts. a
But to our tale. Tom was one day walking '
down street arn in arm with his friend, John I
Smith, who had a spice of the wag about iiimi. s
Seeing the President a few paces before them, !
Tom havtily'inquired- I
Smith, what is ' good-tuorning, sir,' in La- ,
til ?" S
- 'iE:/ .qmt,/l/u,.(," was the reply, wit hout a !
moment's hesitation. I
Meeting the P'residenmt, Tom, aifter the most I
arpprovedl style: of dlonkeyism, at the~ same time a
muaking a profdmtl sulaamn, greeted him with,-i
" I am aware of it," res1,onded the President,
makinig a slight how. I
This provmtg rather nigsatisfactory, Tfom pos- .
ted off to the room uof his-!riend Blyles, whott lie I i
"Deacon, what is the translation of thi~s sen-|
tence-' Egio suwm stunltu .'" I
"lam afool!" responided the utnsopihistiented;t
" deacon." -. ' I|
This told the whole story. As ntovel wr'ters , y
say, Tom's feelings mtay be'more easily imnaginmedt
Whether the studtentts bored him abtout it or
not, amnd whether the professor's daughters ever
heard ot' it or not, " depontent sayeth not," but
history recordeth that the next flat-biottomned
boat that went. down the Ohio 'bore '/in as a
ExposiNG A PAasos.-A minister wvas one
Sabbath examiinintg a suinday-schiool in catechism
before the congregation. T'he usual question
was put to th-i first girl, a strapper, who usually
assistedl her father, who was a publican, in wait
inug upon customers.
" What is your name?"
" What is your name ?" he repeated.
"None of your fun, Mr. Minister," said the .
girl; "youn know my name well enough. Don't1
you saty when you conie to our house on a night,
'Bet, bring me some more ale 1 "
The congregation forgetting the sacredness of
the place, were in a -broad grin, and The parson:,
The Maine Farmer states that a preminm was
awarded at the State Fair at Augusta for a calf
skin tanned by the use of a sweet fern,. The
skin was tanned int one week, and had the look
of the best French calf-skin.
'A pint of mustard seed, put 'in a barrel of
cider, will pireserve it sweet for several months.
I have drank Fall cider in the month oif May,
~which has been kept sweet hy this mieanis.
When Mrs. Chapone was asked why she was
so sgrupuiloums in cotming early to church, she
replied: "~ Because it is nto hart of may religion
to disturb the religion of others."
There is a young mtana in this city who is so
exceedingly bright that his'mother has to look
at him through a smtoked glass.
Whatever y~s may choose to give away, al
ways be sure to keep your temper.
Miss Wade, of Detroit, nineteen years of age,
anid prepossessing, cut her throat for love of a
tmarried baggage-master. Ihis miniature about
her neck was steeped in her blood.
The Albany Knickceroiker gives the following
receipt to~ destroy flies: " Take a boarding-house
-pie, cuit it into thin-slices, and lay it where the
flies can have free access to it. In less than!
fifteen minutes the whole of them will be dead
jyih the eltolie."
FARMERS AND TiEIR WIVES.
Said a young person to a laly, who sat hold
ing her chill, 4 Now, what gooad will.aIP your
education do you ? You have spent so munch!
rime in study, graduated with high honors,
earned music and painting, and now only mar
'ied to a farmer. Why do you not teach school
yr do something to beneflt the world, with your
:alent, or, if you clooss to marry, why not take
teacher, a clergyman, or some professional
nan? BInt, as it is, you did not need so much
earning for a rura life."
The lady replied, " You do not look very far:
nto tb fIture. Do you see this boy on my I
ap ? I need all the study, alt the discipline,
,oth of mind anl body that I coild l possibly get,
n order that I might train him ariglit. You see, I
ave the fir'timpres~ion to makeon the fair blank
>f his pure heart, and unless my mind was fir..t
:ultivated, my own heart first purified, how
ould I well perform the task now placed befori
ne ? And be-ides, (10 yon not suppose that
'armers have hearts like other men, tastes just
os pure, beeanse they guide the 110%w and i
ill the soil ir their support ? Do y.u not I
;uppose their minds are just as su. ceptild.e of
:ultivation and exp:nsion as other men ? Iave
hey no love of the beautiful, of nature or art ?
wannot good paintings be just as much admired
in their walls as others, or does the evening
jour never pas a; pleasantly with them, wheni
.hoy gather around the piano after a day's labor
s finished ? Ab, miy young friend, you have
nade a sad mistake in your reckoning."
Of all the occupations, give me that of a far
ner. It is the most beautiful; his mind is
reer from care, his sleep is sweeter, his treas
tres safer. A farmer need not be the slave of
My, for he has none to please but himzelf. Not
o with almost any tradesnan, imechanic or pro
essional man. They have more to do with the
vorld at large, and havo all manner of persons
o deal with, so that they have need of the pa- I
ience of Job to live. They are well awai-e
lint they must not freely speak their minds at
11 times, that if they do they will lose custom;
or they depend on the people for a living; they
re the servants of all. Then what can be de
ired more; what is more peaceful, prosperous
onest, healthful and happy than a farmer's
ife?-Mooro's Rqral Now Yorker.
Tus GOon WIFE wuo FoUND "GOOD IN EVERY- I
'HIN."-A fariner was once blessed with a i
food-natured, contented wife ; but it not being I
n the nature of men to lie satisfied, lie one day
aid to a neighbor, he really wished he conlil
ear his wife scold once, for the novelty of tho I
hing. Whereupon his sympathising ieighbor I
dvised him to go to the woods an get aI' load I
if crooked sticks, which wui oerstanly make i
er cross as he ould desire, Accordin-ly the I
prer ollected 4 loa4d of the most illslaped,
rooked, proteheted uiaterials that were'ever I
mitown itider the name of fuel, This ho deposi. t
od In its place, taking care that his spouse t
hould. have access to no other wjod. Day after
lay passed without a complaint. At length the
ile was consumed.
" Well, wife," said the farner, "11 am going I
fler more wood : Il'Il get another load just such
s I got last tini." a
."Oh, yes, Jacob,"'. ah'replied, "it will lie so
ice if you will.; for such crooked, crotchety
ood as yoit.brought before doas lie around the t
ot dl nicely," t
C:RiXG IIAm.-A corre.spondent, Mr. Win. a
. Bhemiett, of Warwick, R. I., sends us the
llowing description of a method practiced with
reat success by him fur several years in curing
lie first. takes the cask in which the hans are t
o be salted, and smokes it for hailf an hour over
low fire made wit'h walnut cbip<. le then
akes a pickle for two hundred piinds of ham -a
y disiolving fnrteei pounds of Turk's I4and
dt., half a pound of saltpeter, and two quarLs
f molasses in sufliciant wAiter to cover the meat
lien placed in the barrel. This pickle is
kimned while the salt is being dissolvedi at a
ealding heat. When co led down this brine is
ored upon the hamais ina the barrel, and thley' [
re allowed to lay in it unatil they are saltedl.
'hey are then lifted ont, hung up to dry', and
e afterwvards rubbed over with a coimpo.,itionl 7
f fine salt, black and red pep~per, and some Il
roundecloves. Whenthaisoperation ispterformed,
hey are sewe.i in bags, and hung up with shanks
ownwards. A dry, cool atic chamber is the
est place to keep themt. Haims thusz preserved I
ave a very excellenit flavor. and do not reuire I
a go through the smokin:: process.
The simple smoking of the cask will have the r
fet of coiamuacating a amild, smoky savor to
he meat. Of this we are conafident, because i
re have seen it done, and can endorse Mr. Ben- -
ett's experience in regard to this feature of
he prolcess. We believe his process is a good
Forn Hexcnnti~i Do..as A Lix.-Thie leaf of
L albumia on which Lord livron had written four
ines of.poetry, was reenit!y'sold at \'enice, Italy,
aid a Rtussiaan noblemn gave Sl,aitn) for it.
A Biastona paper says that a Yankee has in
etedl :an eighat < ay clock that rains sixteen dazys
i~thout windaing or stoappinig, and. gives two
uiarts of milk per day I its value could not be
alulated, i. it only c-huarned its own mailk, and
vould stop ticking during family prayers.
A Goon Ra.-rowr.-Soon after Whiitealeklanded
n Boston, on his second visit to this country, lie
Lmd Dr. Chauncey mnetin the street, and, touching
heir hats with courteous digniiy, b.wedl each to
he other. "So you have returaned, Dr. Whitefield,1
ae you ?" He replied, " Yes, Reverend Sir, ian
le service of the Lord." "1 am sorry to hear it,"
aid Chauneey. ".So is the Devil I" was the an
wergiven, as the t wo divines, steppinagaside atma
histance from each -other, touched their hats and
assed ona. -
TnaE Reaso Win.-A small lad asked pgt-ms
ion of his mother to go to a ball. She told him
t was a bad plaice for little boys.
SWhy, maother, didn't you and father used to go
o'balls when you was younag ?"
"Yes, but we have seen tlhefbly5 ofif," answer
i the -mother.
"i Well, miother,"' exclaimed the son, " I waant
see the fblly of it, too."
A Sunwrat Misrnxme.-Theo hardest rap the
irits have received for some time is the very
neonierate arrival home in New Bedford, last
veek, of a young man who was believed to liave
seen lost in thme wrecked barke Wake, ten years
go. For a long while his afflicted "governor"
aad been conversing with himi, in the spiarit lanad,
be last mecsbage, through a medium, being to,
:he ehlfect that " he was amnonag the s.ints and a
:rown of glory was awaiting his father !"
WILD PaoPLE.-In Lancaster, Pa., a thing
ike a inan, but hairy as a bear, has bcen acen
~requntly by the peopale. It is very- wild amid
trong. It wa<a seena ini a c..w pena, asuc.kmag thec
ouws, anal when discovered it start ed a if about
.u fight thenm turned and lled11 boundmlag like a
leer. It. walks upright and is supposaed to be a
The Society for the Regeneration of Morals is
at present engaged in endewioring to per.-uade
ca.,.nillar not to cat cabbaftes.
From tho Louisville (Ky..) Courier, Nor. 11.
'ElIalBLE TIR.AGEDY 11 7fA.L OR COFiSF. li.--.
' TWO MEN 1UNG BY A 10!B!
A pole and attentivecorrespondent at Catnp
>ellsville furnish.e us with the hitelligence of
)ime (if the mort terrible tragedlies thnt lias ivr
.ran-~pired in Kentucky. I t is anuother' aned prin
'ul evidence of the growing pr-valence of tifo
nob spirit. On Weilne,day morning, the 10th
nst., about fifty men ewlercted inl Camphell-rille, -
Ae eat of ju-tice of Taylor c'unty, and pro
.eeded to Green-sburg, inl -he'adjoiniUng county.
)n the way they were jioinied by a amunber of
erions, sit that when they reached Greensburg,
ue party numinberel folly two hundred lrjpns
Lbey proceeded deliberately to the j-iil,.broke
>pen tlie door, and toik out Mr. S. 'jiftpiompn,
swan l)e-pautin, and George Ilinntei-, who are
:harged with the iturder of Hleniry Symp..on,
Lhsuit eighteenl IuionthLs since. The pri'ner -
rere then conveyIed to CatnpubeulAille, where
he subseqitent ev..nts in the tragedy ovenrird.
Arriving there, Th11omp fil and[ Ie.-pain 0-ere
mimediately hiting on an el Iree in the vizini
y of the semnina.1y of the iownt. 1he1. nob) tiben
ttacked the Caiplbell'ville jail anjl o'tnind
fLke', a negro I man belonging to the e.,tate t
he murdered Synp-on. At thi.s jnncture,
liunter, one of Le murder rs, (oimni1enced
naking a confession of the crime. io implica
.ed six other persons as participants in the cold
>looded murder. These ate Jerry Staggs, flen
-y Staggs, Riebard Staggs, Join UnderwoJd
Loyd McDaniel, and John BIrtie. The hii ter
s a suit-in-law of Sympson. Being present he -
ras arrested. Hunter and the negro Zeke -
vere returned to the jail, and the party pro
!eeded in quest of tbe other per ons charged.
t was their intention to take suninary rexenge
Elias Skaggs, when the Greensburg jail was
>pened, committed suicide by cutting his throat.
-e wa, evidently aware of the intention of the
nob, and preferr.-d self-deutructiun to an execu
ion by their hals.
Onr readers will remember that Henry Synp
;on. a wealthy farner, was nurdered and robbed
year and a half ago.
Mmr..%tcuoix AcitneSv.-It devolves upon s
4) record a serious and faldi accident that c --
:urred to the train of the Laurens Railroad, j'udt
s it left the Depot at'this place on yesterday
nornin-g. Ve were an eve witness to the occur
-enee and can speak positively about the matter.
Lhe Greenville train had gone over one quarter -
af a mile when the Laurens train followed. The
atter train had proceeded iot more than one'
nindred and fifty yards from the depot to the
niddle of the li'gh embankment beyond, when
mn explosion took place just at the dome of thi
miler, hurling the dome at least-iseventy-fiv
'eut in the air and let tiig it fall about -fifty yards
'om the embankment, upon the-top of which,
he ears itodd. None of the passengers sustained
he slightest damage. At the time of the acei
lent there were upon th. engine the engineri
Ir. Nieson; two colored firemen, George gpd.
Villiam, free negroe.s; and on's train hind6 Jin -
>elonging t' Dr. -Simps6n, of Laurens.' Mr.
iieson was knocked down between'the erge
ail tender aud looked to ill appearanecs:.dd
ic revived, however, and upon exmuination, it;
ras found that he had sustained a severe frac
ure of the skull, was otherwise badly cut aboit
lie face and received . some serioits 1bruises.
"eorge was badly ent upon his forehead, legs,
rms and hands and pretty badly scalded. Jim
vas covered tip iu the wreck and found breath
Although lie was regarded as simply stunned,
ie expired about three-quarters of an hour after
he accident happentd. William escaped with
slight cut upon one of his temples.
We stop the press to announce that Mr. Nie
on died at 3} ('clock this morning. We are
uforned that George is doing better; but will
n all probsbility be bMind in one or both eyes.
ewberry Couservatist, lthh inet.
No-rten To Pos-rmms-rrja.-The law and the
istruciti)nis of the Pst Offi.ce )epartment im.
eruatavely r ca-ire that the postage on all tran
ientt primnted mastter sh~all be pugn.o~I 1ig postage
ams and that .sneh matte'r b~e dis.'inctly post
klat thes mintiing :ffire. A praict ice has also
ecome common, amtonig a certain clatss of post
msters, of buit inig a patronage to their respec
ive offices, to the injury of those naturally en
itled to it., hy allowing to the mailhng party-a
ortion of thae.ir own commuision on the legal '
We are reqnested to say that hereafter any
seglect on i le part of a patasater to obey the
bove instructioans, or anuy sneh iufitir practice
ur obtaining patron~age, will be considered by
lie department gout caese for' the reoral of thea
Err isc Sr..m'us.-Three free colored persons
mere tried and' convicted last week iui the Circuit
~onrt for Fre'lerick county, Mal., of' the crime. of
nt icing slaves to run away I rom their ma~ster.
Lhe Cit izeni says:
They wvere asnteniced hy the Conirt in accor
lance'with a law recently p.as.sed by the Legishi
un, to be stah lint of the State as slaives for life.
I'he proceedals of' sale to be aipplied-dirst,. to
-ost of prosentiotn ; secondly, to indemntiify the
niasters of the t'unaw'ays for'their .lass; ani1 the
)alanc'e, if' anay, to be given. to the famnilies of the
Poi~rrren. OmrNoss iN MAssACIILsmTs..
rho Bostont Cemrier says thuat, at a laite election
ni Massachtusetts. nearly one half of the quali
led editors of that State did not vote. The
Phliladealphia Xr'h Anmerican (Rep). considers it
"cturions circumstance that over one hundred
thouandI voters should have remained away
r'om the polls" anid thtink.- thbe fact indicates the
~xistence in Massachtusetts of a conservative
hinss opposed to sectional agitation, that hasof'
ate refrained event from voting. The samq paper
tays that the Riocelae%-r .epeech of Mr. Seward
aust have hlt his party some tive thousand.
nites at least, in New York.
T 'be late news about the Paris "iFab.ions"' is
omtewhat .ttling. Fat is the rage. Ladies
niltivate it. 'They aro dlevonuring v'ast quanti
ies or' butter', malLhied ros~e keaves, and suchlike.
I'he Empress is quirte corp~ulenit, which accounts
er the style. Tne fashaiont will he here before
..ng. We hail it ,with 'joy ." A niew' era is
lawing. Onr iis w ill staop eating slate pen
ylls and chalk. and rouninence. p:,rtaking liberal
y of roast beef and baked beans. They will
axer'cie. They will try on the wash-tub, perhaps.
.A lazy loafer in Olumnbia, Califormia, in Au.
;iist last. hado to go to work or starve, so he took
Spick and-shovel anid went to digging for goll
tiu a mile or so of' townt. F~or -two days lie made
lothing scarcely, but ott the third day he dug up -
x lunp of gold ntearly pnare, which weighed '72
pountds. lie was paid $14,000 for it by a bank
An Angusta, Me., paper tells a story about a
latce bet ween a chap named Snellings and a
Rac'kenisack gal, called Big Sis. They danced
17 honrs and f57 mnmutes, when Big Sis caved,
ta took a sea'ut in 'the chimntey corner, fanning
herself with the bread tray.
In all the wedding cake, hope $ the sweetest