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A RAMBLING LET.TER FROM OAK.
LIrrLZ TIXIO--TnE SPIRTTUEL OF EXISTENCE.
" I lang hae thought, my faithfu' friend,
A something to hae sent you,
The' it should serve no other end
Than just a kind mementoc;
But how the subject theme may gang,
Let time and chance determine,
Perhaps it may turn out a sang
Perhaps turn out a sermon."
Ay, verily, mon cher, cher ami, such have
been the intentions of your little friend for
some time, so various, and so pleasant to be
talked of, are the things which constantly
occur in this world which we inhabit at
present. It always seems strange to me that
Editors should ever find a dearth of subject
themes for newspaper paragraphs. The cause
must lie, in a great measure, in the fact of
their scorn for all little things. The floirers
bloom not in all their paradisaical freshness
about them, nor does the hundred-tongued
bird sing so wantonly for them. Around and
about them fall no tiny rays of sun-light and
moon-light, and above them is not that lovely
canopy of etherial blue lighted " with a sun
by day and with stars by night" which only
children and poets see. No! not for them
these things; their paths and their thoughts
follow close behind whirlwinds, and earth
quakes, and matters of State and moment.
But is it not among little things, and in
the remembrance of little things, that we
pass half, or at least the sweetet and most
beautiful part of our lives? Are we not
children, and do we not spend with little
children the better and most innocent portion
of our lives ? Where are to be found, in all
the books of State and worldly wisdom,
thoughts over which we have lingered with
purer delight, than those to be found in Burns'
simple lines upon the Mountain Daisy, the
"wee, modest crimson-tipped flow'r," an
"the wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'roui beastie,"
and those too in his touching little love songs!
When and where did any one of the whole
Lake School of Poets simg so beautifully, or
half so touchingly and truthfully, as did
Wordsworth, the philosophical bard, in his
-Littile Lucy." Never, since we pwere a tiny
child and n-ed to repeat this simple poem on
Friday evenings at the old field school, have
we ever heard the name of Lt-cr without re
calling at once, and repeating to ourselves the
whole of this exqisite poem ; and we will
do so now, and perhaps another child nmay
there' y learn to love it as we do:
"She dwelt among the untrollen ways
leside the Springs of Dove,
A maid whom there were n.no praise
And vtry few to love.
A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from tho cya!
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining i: the sky.
She lived nkno;wn. an.1I few conld know
When Lucy ceasel to he;
Lhut she is in her grave. amt oh
The ditiercuee is to mei!"
Ab, did God scorn all lesser things hial so
much as men do, there would be only great
men, and great women, an I great trees, and
great every thing, in this world. A tiny
mortal, such as I, would never have been
born; there would be no flowers in the
Spring time, nor in Summer, nor in Autumun
--no jasnmines, no roses, no sweet blooming
violets along-the garden walks ;-there would
be no grieen-embowered hamlets by the way
side and no lowly white cottages here and
there over the land with their bevies of
laughing children,-no wee and sweetly mur
muring brooklets through every leafy grove,
and no "cool gushing fountains" in desert
places. There would be no little birds to
sing pleasantly about country doorways, and
in the forest wide for country folk, and
there would be no little maidens to love these
0, what a desolate world thuis would be
without little things !
- It is a great and thrilling age in which we
live, and it is a delightful privilege to live in
i, for perhap4, since the time of CuartsT's
ministry on earth, none has been half so
startling or interesting. But pelt; pelf, pelf!
still holds sway, and materiality chokes us in
o.: every hand, with its chaffy debris, and per
uts not the soul-current to flow with suffi
cient freedom and power to beautify our
lives. It would be well, in consideration of
thIs, for us to encourage our love for SpIritu
alty. A dear and very gifted friend, in wri
ting mue once, said, In speaking of this mamne
' Therefore, my dear lit tle girl, to a! lain
true Aaronyu rif mind, cultiue Spirit uadlt.
Set youreelf in relation with all things, and
recognize all beings as created in the itmage
of God, and love all men as beings of the satme
substnce with vourself. Let flow into your
soul the good th'at is found in every body
that part of their being which you will find
conenial to your higher concept ions of Truth,
or Kindness, or 1Beauty-anmd enrich yourself,
and enn',ble your ideal thereby ; and by
pouring out this univer-al kindness you will
ot be impoverished, focr it will determine
streams of love towards- you, and the con
siousniess ot' being loved will make you hap
p'y. D~o tnot reject the lovy of any one, for
love is all one in kind. Th~e love of the low
lie't is as bahnmy anid refreshing to thbe harmno
nizd mind, as the love of the most intellec
tual and refinmed: honey is honey if it come
out of a golden or an earthen yes-cl.
".1 do nut imean to smy tthat we must love
all mecn alike-there is umore ot the God-head
ins some than ini others. Have your ideals
and cherish them, bout take always camre not
to mix the p.erson with your ideal, and con
tinualy develope atnd improve the latter by
imlresions received from the greamt humian
Ye-', this is an interesting age in which we
live, anid there are many, very many thoughts
which pass through a simple maiden's mind
that I co uld tell you,' which might, and yet
again might net, interest your many readers.
As the days are passing very pleasantly
with us here in the Country, perhaps the're
wouhl be no harm in stealing an ervening froma
our immediate fireeide for your view, inas
much. as it was spent in common with the.
whol, world, ina the remembrmnce of' omd
whm you, and all mankind, love and honor.
I aludae *the mntinl evenine of the mints
ry, when two mighty nations became as one
family around one hearthstone through its
sympathies with one man,-and through the
feelings of the man, RODERT BuaNs, felt their
brotherhood with all other men.
Need I tell you, how on the evening of the
25th, as we thought of what was then passing
elsewhere, our poetry and song-loving home
family were led as it were involuntarily, to
draw closer to each other through the sweet
flow of kindred sympathies, thus forming,
in a secluded farm house, "among the un
trodden ways," one tiny link in that great
electrical circle of thought and feeling then
moved throughout the length and breadth of
the land, in harmony with the spirit of
Scotia's sweetest hard I
No! it was not alone in mighty Cities, and
in high places where dwell the great sons of
earth, that was felt the sweet, kindred chords
of feeling which make us in love with him
who sang so sweetly of " Mary in Heaven"
and "Bonnie Jean," and the "Daisy," nor
was it needful 'that a hundred-tongued BRY
ANT or an EMMVERSoN should move us
towards him, fur in every little cottage on
the roadside, in forests deep and green, and
in every place where lives and breathes a
maiden or a laddie, who has once heard
(who has not ?) the quaint song of " Auld
lang syne," or the more touching ballads of
"Bonnie Doon" and "Afton Water," then
and there was a heart that went out towards
Scotia's dear nature-loving bard. Yes, for we
all have our " Mary in Heaven," and "Bon
nie Doon," and "Afton Water."
BURNS had a heart large enuo Nto enable
him to feel his brother-hood with 11 man
kind; and his soul was so true Him, in
whose image he was created,. that he recog
nized this brotherhood, and in loving kindness
embraced all God's creation. " God in truth,
"breathed into him, in larger measure than
ito other men, that love which constitidus his
own essence, and made him more than other
men a licing soul." Never were words more
truthfully spoken, than were these by BRYANT
of his brother Poet; and we wish for RoDERT
BURNS a sw et peace in the land of Spirits,
and a beautiful immortality ainring men. The
hundreth year will never come in the which
he shall be forgotten, " for," as Wilson has so
exquisitely said, "his songs blip into the
heart, just like light, no one knows how,
filling i:s chambers t-weetly and silently, and
leaving it nothing more to desire fur perfect
It is both good and beautiful that such a
man should have been born into the world,
and sinceregdg.we thank lim who, in be
towing tie. ian, forgot >ti >~gi-7e'u heils
with which to appreciate the gift.
" Six Days Shalt Thou Labor."
Preaching is no part of our vocation. If it
were,, we saxould preach at least once a month
frui the above text..
It is a connmmon remark on all hands that
vice, immorality and crime have rapidly ii.
creased within the past few years. Many
cau-es have been asigned for this deplorable
satIe of ..ifiir.4, but the true ounc has been
overlooked. The nain cause is, we appre
henl, to be found in that great change in the
habits of our people which all thinkinag mlen
deplore, and which the aged so often refer to
--a chanae supermuduced by the false, hurt
fuzl and pestiterous dogma that labor is dis
graceful. This great error, we regret to see,
has taken deep root and will destroy mnulti
plied thou-ands of the youth of our country
befotre it is eradicated.
In the good old times, boys-and girls, when
not at school, were employed in something
useful. Now they pass their time in listless
idleness, hurtful amusements and vicious
practices. This is the cause of the vaat in
crease of crime among us.
The command at the head of this article is,
as the reader doubtless knows, a portion of
the decalogue--Godl's own law delivered to
Moses. on Sinai. It is not merely permissive,
but imperative. Thou shall labor, is the lan
guage-it does not read, " ]e mnay labor."
The comamand, to labor sixc days is just as imn
perative as that to abstain tronm it on the
Sabbath. To talk about an idle Christian,
therefore, is just as preposterous as to speak
of a holy devil! Not only does the decalogue
require mn to be employed-various other
passages of Scripture might he quoted. Paul
urges the believers to be " dilhgent in busi
ness," and denounces certain idle persons in
some of the churches as " busy bodies," stir
ring up strife, &c.
Man is taught to labor by the light of na
ture. It does not require revelation to teach
him this. All nature is busy in nll depart
ments-animal, vegetable and m'neral. Every
thing labors, from the smallest animnacule to
the monstrous leviathan of the mighty deep.
Nothing is idle, from the smallest matter to
the vast worlds of which the universe is com
posed-the sun, moon and stars--all, all, are
In moution-t~bere is no idleness amnong them,
The Great Architect hitust-if labored "cre
etmnwas made or the mountain brought
L-ibor is a universal law. Why, then,
should man alonue be idle ? Emuploymenit is
an absolute necessity of humian existence.
[t'not usefully employed, man must be en
gaged in the service of the devil. " The
devil finds work for idle hands to do," is s
striking a truth as was ever uttered by human
" Idleness is crime!'' Turn and twist as
we may, we cannot escape the force of this
truth. No idle man can be a good citizen,
much less a good christian. Labor is neces
sary to man's happiness, and the hand maid
of virtue. No idle man can be happy or con
tented, if he has the wealth of Crcosus, the
the wisdom of Solomon, t he beauty of A'donms
ail the bravery of. Ciasar---onie of' which at
tributes are attainable without labor. Edu
cation atnd high moral training are not of
themselves sufficient safe guards of virtue.
We know many young men of good education,
of tine talents, the sons of pious parents and
t e hope of their declining years, who ini spite
of their excellent moral train and other
superior advantages, aire the habitues of vile
reso.ts, and make night hideous with their
hacchanalian revels in the streets, all because
they were sffered to grow up in idleness.
These eases are by no mneans rare. On the
other hand we may safely affirm that we have
never known a really useful and good man
who was an idle boy.
We regret that we have not room now to
pursue this subject further. In conclusion,
we would kindly and affectionately advise
bys and young men daily loafering about
thu streets of our town to seek some useful
eploynients at once. They cannot all enter
the learned professions, so called. But they
~can get some good sort of employment, and
all employments which are useful are alike
'Neoor ad wealth frocm no cotidition rise
Act wegyour part-there aUthe honor lie."
" John Brown."
At the request of our fair unknown frie 'd
"CLIo," we publish this admirable song. It's
against our rule to respond in any way to anol
mous requests : But, the taste of the applicant s
so manifestly good in the present instance, that
we cannot refuse compliance with her politely-ep
pressed wish. The other great song of MAcx S
you shall have next week.-BD. ADY.
I've a guinea I can spend,
I've a wife, and I've a friend,
And a troupe of little ehindren at my kn
Jons BnowN; X
I've a cottage of my own,
With the Ivy overgrown,
And a garden with a view of the sea, JNt
I can sit at my door
By my shady sycamore,
Large of heart tho' of very small estate, Jo
So come and drain a glass
In my arbor as you pass
And I'll tell you what I love and what I h
I love the song birda
And the children's early words,
And a loving woman's voice low and sw
And I hate a false pretence,
Aad the want of common sense . -
And arrogance, and fawning,' hud dee t,
I love the meadow flowers
And the briar in the bowers,
And I love an open f..e without guile, Joun
And I hate a selfish knave,
And a proud contented slave,
And a lout who'd rather borrow than he'd
toil, JoN BRow.
I love a simple sang
That awakes emotions strong,
And the word of hope that raises hiin who
fainte, JoHN BnowN;
And I hate the constant whine
Of the foolish who repine
And turn their good to evil by complaiets,
But even when I hato
If I seek my -nrleit gate.
Anil survey the worll around me aui ubove.
The hntr.1 Ilie., iny iol,
Anl I sigh for humani kind,
And excuse the faults of those I cannot love,
So if you like my ways,
And the comfort of my day,
'I can -W- you howlibre so unvexad, y
I never scorn my health,
Nor sell my soul for wealth,
Nor destroy one day the-ploasures of the next,
I've prarted with my pride,
And I take the sunny side,
For I've fond it worse than folly to be sad,
I keep uy conscience clear.
I've a haunlredl poumts a ycur.
Amd I m111::ae t. exit ialn tu he gla.1, J11n1s
B i:aw N.
The Fatal Oath.
It was only ais years ago, that two distin
guished citizens of. WVashington county, Ky..
whomi [ will call Mesasrs. Borland anid Har
land, both running for a high political place.:
met at a barbacue to argue their claims be
fore the people. Bet ween them-as it had
ben-a bitter bate existed, dating back, I
believe, to a quarrel about the time of the
revolution, or prior to it, whben in Virginia
one family claimed and held attachment to
the king, while the other clung to liberty,
even while it was a nuraling in tbe hands of1
Patrick Henry, wa~itilg strenagth, to be plaiced
under the guardian care of a Washington.
At this barbecue both of these men--grey
haired they wer'e, too-appeared ont the
stump, without arms upon their persons, so
pursuaded by their friend<, who knew of
their hatred to eacu other, and bad no wish
to have their party candidates cut off,-at
least until they knew how the election would
But whben fresh fuel is heaped upon ol
embers a blaze is sure to ri.se. Tlhe speecht
of Mr. LBorlad biore hard upo~n t he party o.f
Mr. Harland, yet harder still upon himsedlf.
Tho latter, when it came to) his turn to reply,
spoke with a scathing bitterness and persaon
ality, wbich fairly maddened Boirland. Hie
borC it, though chafing like a caged tiger, for
a time ; but at last he broke oiver all restrain
ig bounds and pitched into hisopponont with
an argument more so-flst-ical than philosophi
eal. The consequence was a free ight, which,
though it lasted h'tt a LfW momenta, 6RV
good grounids fur a clthlenge between the
It passed, and a meeting with rifles at
twenty paces was tile result, At the fiest
ire Borland fellesd, with a ball through
his head. Ilarland also fell mortally wound.
ed, but lingered through the night, with his
faul ties so retained that lie prepared htis will
and other documntst, and conversed with th:e
only living one of his family who was nxear
him-about his affairs.
Before dying, he prepared a package, and
had it sealed carefully, and then calliug for
his son, said:
" William, my will is open and can be read
as soon as I pas.s away. But this package
contains a private matter, and no one but
you cani attend to it, for you are the only
male of mty race."
" I will attend to any request you make,
mny dear father," replied the unhappy saan.
" You must swear to mue, boy, to fulfill this
request ! 'rho seal mnust not be broken until
I have laid in my grave one week, when you
will have regained composure and strength
for your work. Swear to me to fulfill mny
"1 swear, my father," replied the youth.
Hlarland ut tered a bitter curse againist the
Borlands, and fell back on his pillow dead.
Young Ilarland had his father's remains
carried home, and on the same day two fu
neral processions entered the grave-yard at
Springfield, where both had tesided. The
enemies at the same hour were buried. Yet,
though mourning families were there, past
hatred seemed tohbe buried with those who
had fallen, for tbe mourners were young and
knew not yet the feelings of hatred, which
had so strongly influenced their parents.
Two were there, who,, unknown to those
parents, had long cherished feelings most op
posite to hatred. One was William Harland,
the othe:- Flora -Borland, who had jnst enter
ed her eighteenth year.'-Her brother-whose
age was the samne as that of WIlliamn Har
3.as~na th two yoane sistam s m l
the near relatives loft by her parents to fol
low to the grave, although he had provided
a guardian for those whom he knew his death
would leave all too much unprotected.
William and Flora, knowing the family
feud had concealed their love; yet, like Ju
liet and Romeo, had often met, and made
their vows that kin nor kith should never
tear their hearts asunder. And sad was this
occasion-though they spoke not-yet their
tearful eyes exchangod *glances from which
each read more than their lips could utter.
A week passed by, and alone in his cham
ber William Harland opened the scaled park
age which his fither had given, and the in
uctons of which he had sworn to obey.
'hy did his face blanche to an ashen hue as
he gazed upon it I Why did it fall from his
grasp as if his hands were stricken with a
sudden palsy 7 Because it was written thus:
" William, my only boy, I am the third of
our family who have fallen by the.accursed
hand of the Borlands. Of them there is but
one left, Elas; of my family, only you. Now,
you are his.superior in skill, in strength, and
courage. You have sworn to fulfill my direc
tions ! Keep your oath, or feel that a father's
curre hangs over yon! And, oh! what on
earth is more fearful than a father's curse?
It is my wish that it once you seek a quar
rel with him, provoke him to an attack, and
leave not a male of the Borlands alive; for
with him, the last will perish! Renietuber,
revenge is swcet ! . Youa FAIaMa."
"'My God! why did I take that oath ?
Elias is not my foe, and Flora is my love
Were I to kill him, she is lost to me forever,
lost to the world-for the blow which would
kill him would break her heart !" groaned
All that night, in wretchedness, young
Harland walked up and down his chamber in
agony of mind, studying what to do. Ile
would fain have fled the place: but his oath
was, in his eyes, most sacred, and he dared
not break it.
Ie sought a comforter, I said! Oh, did he
find a counsellor-if all the ills that ever
were clustered into one, could lind a name,
that name would be the comforter. He
Maddened with its fumes, he left his home
at an early hour, armed to the teeth, and de
termined to 11lll his pledge, and if he did
not fall himself in the conflict, to end the
tragedy by self-destruction.
Too soon, alas I at the village tavern he
met young Borland, and in the frenzy of
iuebriation, inuilted him so grossly that an
instant coumbat was the result. Anl it was
a fearful one. R'volvers and knives were
the weapons and both were used with terri
)lc ellect. Almost at the sa'me mimient
clenched and grabbled inl the dreadful strug
And a lady, young and lovely, who was
passing heard of the affray, and rushing to
the spot, fell sen-eless on the bodies of Ier
lover and her brother.
She is now a naniae. They sleep as thecir
fathers sleep-in bloody graves. ' lis a sad
tale but a true one, this of a Kentucky feud.
Dow, jr, on the. Stomach.
I'mtirnr-lt~osal . -.
I lore the tew. I love the many;
I love the ldies one amnd all,
But I love myself the best of any."
MV In nnas :- believe it was the rotund.
good-nalured, Deef-stesk-te,ving Dr. Johnson
who once said that a man who had no regardl
for his stomach had little or nomie for any
thing else. You all know that a man who
has no re-pect for himself is not supposed to
have much for others.
N.,w, bret brni what i yours if? Ofcourse,
you will say it co,tile; the wIoI)e pC.,0on.
Ietnd, l y, lilb. mata1l sml. All very trie;
bit. there appears to me to e t wiheel-a
piarticular self withiin ono-s .lf. And what
do0 you think that is ? Why it is that glori
ous institution-that p~articular frienad of the
soul anti body corporate, the stomach. H.low
you cherish it above all other frienis upoin
earth ! Ilo'.w asiduously you attend to its
every want ! You mnay have a cold, dlramay
idea of the wvants of others, hut thme charita
bile appeals of the inner mhan attack th~e very
citadel of your benievolence. D)on't talk to a
man abtout loving his nieighbo~r as himseclf un
til he ha-s just had l-is dmnner. Then, his
nearest and dearest friend having been pro
perly cared for, his antagonistical instincts
become somewhat softened, and he tmaay feel
inclined to lovk upon his i:eighbor as a
brother-in blo.d, and wouldn't hurt a hair of
his head, noir lay a straw across his pat li10
future prosperity ; butt as for helpinmg said
neighibor to i-ise supeior* to, hiself,; at any
time-whether before or. after tdinner-you
might as so mn expct an old maid to abandion
a glorious chance ofmat rim~ony in favor tf
somne one youniger, handsomer, aud, perchasce
more deservinag. But, my -brethren, I say,
that if there is a time when the quills upon
the back of fretful humanity are dispeied to
lie dlown, it is when this little inward sell
has just ceased to unportune throngh induml
gence. Wash gold ont of~ a stnbeam-ext ract
silver fromu nmsnhine--glue together a broken
ijromtise, sharpe~n your appetite with a whet
stone-dig for clams upon the shoto of time
-you may attempt all these, hut never try
to squeeze a generous or philanthropic act
out of a hungry mean.
My friends: the nind is involved in this
selfish principle which lies at the bottom of
one's stomtach. Poets may chew tho cud of
fancy till it is dry as a ohip, when they can't
get tobacco I thoy may sing of their loves.-.f
love for all that is good, purel an:l'virtuious
..fl love for deeds of hvrmt-of krmve for
all that Is nuhblime anid bNauifoi la thio grand
mechaism of' Nature-but iet mew tell yait,
they return to treir iirst lores when they go
to their soup, As for your ainnnble speaker, he
loves himself first--griddle-caces next-4he
girls andi womnankindi generally the next-all
good anid liberad citizens the next-and lie
that contributes natuinmg, but looks as a swill
cart at the cireling hat on a .Sauday, can take
the balance. So mote it be !
A YANEEE EnITOa's Dzvic E.-A mighty
change has taken place ih the world of prina
ting anid newspapers, since Massaohusetts, in
the financial distress which followed the
Revolution, resorted to a method for raising
a revenue, and paying off the public debt,
similar to the great obnoxious mnea..mre by
which the crown attemnpted to tax tho colo
nies without their cosent. The Masssaebu
settas Stamp Act was as unpopullar in certaini
quarters as its miore notorious predcessor.
.lesides the duties on papers, blank bookcs,
&c., there was a tamx on advertisements, which
was particularly objected to by the printer,
and evaded by every possible device. One
Yankee editor, John Mye.dl, of' the Essex
Journal, touches upon the Stamp Act, puffs
his ownx wares, and- avoids the advertisement
duties, all at the same time, in the following
neat paragraph, from an editorial which ap
peared Jan. 4, 1786.
" The journals of other.States coi. a to us
filled with advertisements ; but on account of
the Stamp Act here, we cannot adverti.'e our
own goods, though I have for sale Bibles,
Testaments, primers, almanacs, stationery
and many other useful things, and an cxcel
lent "Moral Discourse," the price of which
being only eight pence, will not afford profit
enough for paying the tax."
gg|"Wa always think of a very mean
man, that he was made by one of nature's
cobblers, and, like an unfinished beot, thrown
'Twill all be Right.
Thero's happiness within this world,
If wo have friends to love ue
If we have one whose golden smiles
Benul like the hopes above us.
Let sorrow mark us with Its blight
If we are loved, 'twill all be right.
There's much of comfort in this life;
And much of perfect pleasure,
If we have one whose proffer'd love
We prize as sacred treasure.
Let trouble exercise its might
This blessed love will make It right.
What though the heart is bending down
With keen and heavy sorrow;
Hope on-tho grief we have to-day
Shall turn to joy to-morrow;
Havo faith I though now life is not bright
If we are lovel, 'twill all be right.
EW Ax uncle left, in his 4ll, eleven sil
ver spoons to his nephev. adding: "1 f I have I
not left him the dozen, he knows the reason."
The fact was, the nephew had some time
before stolen a spoon from his relative.
" If you cannot avoid a quarrel with
a blackgnard, let your lawyer manage it v
rather than yourself. No man sweeps his I
own chimney, but employs a chimney-sweep, V
who has no objection to dirty work, because
it is his trade.
Z5 During the march of one of the
divisions of the army from Zera Cruz to
Jalapa, a teamster was heard to ourse and
swear severely at his mules. The general
who did not happen to be in uniform, rode
up to him, and peremptorily ordered him to
stop the noise.
"And who the d- l are you ?
"I in commander of this division."
"Well, then, command your division. I
am the commander of the maules, and I will
huller at 'em as much as I d-m please."
?; " A lady had just swallowed a petite
glass of wine, as a gentleman in company j
asked Lr a taste. C
" It Is all gone," said she, laughing, "unless t
you will take some from my lips."
W' thould be most happy," he replied, "but
I never take sugar in my wine."
Woman, spare that tea! t
Touch nut a single cup? I
In youth it tempted thee, I
But uow-oh ! give it up. 6
I know thy mother's hand
First lint it to thy lip ;
Bit woman, let it stanl,
Unless it b-Catuip!
7-"" A tutor lecturing a young man for
his irre-ular conduct .added with great
"'i.c reIport of your vices will bring your
father' rrey heirs in sorrow to the grave."
"I te.; your pardon, sir," replitd the incor- i
rigible, "my father wears a wig.".
u Ss was desirous of purchasing a
watch. The suaker shtowed her, among
otaers, a beautiful one, remarking that it
went thirty-six hours. "In one day?" asked
EM I:DtcTtON or WAGC.-At the
United &tate Armory, in Springfield, Masa
chusettm, thirty-Mix workmen have been dis
charge.d, and the wages of 150 remaining at
work are reliced five, ten, and, in a few in
stanices, twenty per cent-tie consequence
of the failure of' the appropriation bill.
' MoRE AFRic.%%s.-The Columbus
Ga. Sun of the 10th inst.. stttes that a gang
"f t-irty ),[dd African Negroes arrived at
Coniimnbus fil Thursday evening laat, on the
I o'clock trtin.
Vg The B]ento1 (.t1.) IIHrald, of the
l0ti .1st., learns that iiwo wagon londs of
wild A fricans had just arrived at, a plantation
in the vicinity of that place.
3Z To Rz.tr. ESTATE BUYai:s.-When
you negotiate foir a house having aul the
mioderai imiprovemoents", don't forget to look
foar a umortgage as one of them.
?TA " bearded ball " was recently given
at CUieago, Illinois, at which no gentlemanI
was adinitted without some hairy honor to
'rvFNER forget the hindness which
others do for you, -nor remmid others of the
kindness which you do for themn.
Er "I would not be a woman," said
Jeani Iil Richter, "for theni I could not
g-.' Anoni.:ssri) TO Tii Nicon.-Useful
nieg'r! You are the needle of our national
copsthe coloring matter of all our alfairs,
the active principle of our agitations, the
director uf our political 'beremonies; you
make Presianmta, you make Senates, you
I imie. small umen and knock down great ones.
On, wommerlul nigger! you are the black
prince of husionl, dliifusion andl confusion ! You
ought to be broke of your oilleg, kicked out,
or regnesied to resign !-Sterra Citizen.
gg A biography of Robespiuerre, which
appeared in aon Irish paper, concludes in the
following manner : " This extraiordumery moan
left no chilren behind him but his brother,
who was killed at the same time."
gr A boarding Miss, deeming " eat" a
word too vulgar for refined ears, defines It
thus: " To insert nutritious pabulum into
the vi ntriculated orifice below the protur
brenee, which, beingwmatated, peregrinaLte
ti the crtilaiitm aaeso ebf
lnd ,Vfnal domid1isied in the recupuck
$3' Awell known penuriouLs character I
invited a friend to dinnmer, and provided two
mutton cir.ps. On moving tne cover be
" My friend, you sene youtr dinner," which his
frindinmmeiately, with knife and fourk, took
to himiielf, renmrking
" I only wish I could see yours."
HAnn ox Tue Dov'roas.-.\r. Harris, the
United States Consul at Japan, recently bad
a spell of sickness at Jeddo, concerning which
he wvrites as follows:
" The Emperor amnd the Council of State
manifested the greateat anxiety during my
llmia5, amnd showed a marked solicitude for
my recovery. ilis majesty daily sent mec kind
messaaves, with presents of fruit, arrow-root,
&oe. fle also senat down two of his best phy
siians1 fro~m Jeddlo to attend me. The doctors
sent a daily report of my conidition to the
Court, aind onm the receipt thereof a bulletin to
the efre'et that I could not recover, the Em
peror issued amn order to them to cure me,.
and they were also informed that the safety of
their heads depended on my recovery. I
cannot suthicienitly thank these doctors for
their unwearied attention to me. Night and
day one of them was always at my bed side,
and they showed all the gentleness and ten.
derness of a woman in their treatment of me."
A Sizz1AD~n Doo.-Two Yankee horse
jockeys were discussing the other day in
Berkshire about the respestive merits of their
horses, dogs, &c., when one of them spoke in
somewbat spreading. terms of the size of a
certain dog. " How large is that dog3"' said1
the other. " Well, I dunno exactly," was
the' reply; "I won't pretend to. give~ his I
measure just fromn recollection, but one thing i
I know-T semnt to New York for, ful A14!s;
cription of the crtter, and the lis~ ithe
AnanCmDnt was int*hma EnlIaa~' J
Columbia and Hamburg Road
We learn that the people of North daro
ina are making strong efforts to enter at
mee upon the construction of the road from
Danville to Rockinghama. This will leave a
;ap of but twenty miles to be filled. When
re remember that this is a road running from
Virginia down into North Carolina, will thus
arry the trade of that portion of the State
mmediately out of Its limits, and that every
nutinct of self-interest will prompt the Leg
elature, at its next session, to complete the
onnection, and thus allow her own roads
ome chance for getting the trade, we can no
onger doubt that its completion will be car.
an, and that the attention of the public
hould at once be directed to the construc
ion of the Hamburg connection. A few
rears since the surveys for two routes were
nade. The Charlotte Railroad Company and
he City Council of Columbia both pledged
hemsulves for large amounts. We think,
herefore, with such a basis for action, steps
annot be taken too soon to carry to comple
ion a scheme in which our city claims to be
argely, interested.-South Carolinian.
- - 0
Since our last, advices from this rotten old
3rovernment disclose a fearful condition of
fairs, animosities intensified, remolutions fol
iwing in rapid succession, mad factions,
paded on by some demon of destruction,
ngaged in a war of ruthless extermination
rith each other.
Like the observation of the kaleidescope
very view reveals fresh combinations, and
n aspect totally different from the last. A
Dw days ago, Miramon held the frail sceptre
f command-Lo !-another revolution of the
nderous wheel of fortune; he is fallen from
is high estate and Juarez is elevated to the
scendant, to enjoy ephemeral authority.
ow will it end?
Here is a problem for the American States
man : " what will he do with it ?" Houston
toposed the establishment of an American
rotectorate to reduce to order the chaotic
lements of Mexican society. This was re.
ated as impracticable. Besides it was well
onsidered that this was merely a strategy
f the annexationists to prepare the way for
nexation. But how will this be effected 7
re cannot admit her leprous citizens to social
quality with us. Amalgamation on equal
erms would conduce to our deterioration.
hey would -accede to no other terms, we
resume. Well, let anarchy and rapino as
ert their sway of ruin a little -longer, let
cial curies accumulate and depopulation
at least partial) must result. Quiet occu
ancy of her tersitory may then be effected.
:he question, as one (if policy and of para
nount interest to the United States demands
oe solution.-Winnboro Register.
A CLE.GYMAla ARRESTED FoR CoUNTER
%lrma ..-Tie Cleveland Plainder, says:
- On lat Monday afternoon, the Rev. Wm.
atson, the pastor of the Methodist Church
n Glenwo.d, was I reaching a funeral sermon,
ie was arrested by offl.ers from an adjoining
utity, for pasing countierfeit money. The
>eople in attendance at the funeral were so
neensed at the oilleers, that they thrust
hem front the hmuse, and 'they concluded to
-etire until the obsequies were concluded.
Mbe officers had previuu.ly searched his house,
it tie cellar of wbica they found inks, pres
e, papers, rolling machines, and the entire
Lpp:ratus fur manufacture of counterfeit bank
ill. They also found about 1,000 in coun
erf-it bills, -S300 of which were 810's on
he Forest City Bank, of tbis city, and about
1200 ii, .3's on the State Bank of Ohio.
rle.cleigyman tade a clean breast of the
Ile became connected with some counter
ters about two years ago, and as he had
,een in early life an engraver, he had been a
-err useful and hard workinir rismber of the
sn'g. ile has preached in Glienwood about
bree years. Hie is about forty years old, a
ina oif family, and has been very generally
steemned and respected by his c-ngregation
md' neighbors. lie said he joined the coun
erfiters to get money "t) do good with it!"'
[his explanation was not very satisfactory to
us pariehoners, however, and they discarded
iw at once."
FBaic., Exro:.ax AND 1,fxco.-It Is said
a be very credidly ascertained that both Eng
and and France disclaim any other intention
n sending naval forces to the coast of Mexico
han to procure due reparation for wrongs
lone to English and French subjects. The
'urter statement is also made that it is not
heir purpose to take sides with or favor either
f the contending Mexican governments.
W3 have nerver conceived it rationally pro.
able that while European affairs were so un
ettled two of the leading Powers of Europe
vould incur the perils of a possible confiet
with the United States, by interfering in any
ray with the affairs of'Mexico. If a war
hould break out on Continental Europe, there
rould be ample employment for the resources,
,oth financial and military, of France, at
AWFUL Ca Luer-Fou a CHILDREN ReUW
-ro DATr.-A correspondent of the At
ant American W. A. Lewis, Esq., writing
ro Cumming, Forsyth county, Ga. under
late of March '14th, gIves the followlag par
iculars of a distressing casualty which oo
uirredl in that county on Friday'night last.
[no correspondenit says:
A# genltlettanf by the namne of ~llia Waldrup,
iig itter Bro~wn's Arfi-, un U~asho
ih, and his lie, *tat 9i o'clock at jli Ii,
eft their four chtIlrvin, two girln and two
Piy, the eldest twelve years old, and walked
o a nieiglhor's hotise, a quarter of a mile uff',
o see a sick person; they leit their children
lI a.leep; oin retulnung homie, they discov
red their house in flames, and were nut able
, reach the scene of the awful calamity un
il after the building had Jallent in. The
hilden all perished iln the flames-the last
me they had in the world.
I convereed with a gentleman this morning
rho was present when portions of the ho
lies were recovered from the smoking ruins.
ome of the children's heads were burnt off
md gone ; arms and legs of all four of them
;one ; and the bodies roted into a crisp.
My mnforanit told me the scene was awful
md heart rending ; and it should remain a
stanaing admonition to parents sierer to leave
;heir homes unprotected, especially at night.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
'DESrEnrAE FiGuT wivu RUYawaY NE
~tiness.-Two fugitive slaves were captured in
ndiana, some (illy miles from Louisville, 6-y.,
at week, and taken to the jail of that city.
?hey escaped from a South Carolina planter
tome opths since. They made a desperate
esistance before-they were secured, shooting
me of the pursuers, and wounding him so
sadly he will hardly recover. One of the
tegroes was shot in the shoulder, and otherwise
,ajured by blows.
POCtaxaTTotn yiox GEv. Tvioos.-The
3an Antonio (Texas) Herald of the 9th inst.
ontains a groclamation from Glea. Twiggs
rarning citizens from engatging in a repore
arless expedition to Mexico, to capture ran-.
cay negroes, and then sell -them and divide
he profits. The General has issued orders
o the commanding offiteer at Forts Duna
ndl rent aneuh Stte!Ip~to
.Long has been the Winter,
We've sought the bud upon the boughs
'The primrose-in the lane.
Long have skies been deli and grey,
Nipplag's been the blast;
But slug. sumser'as omingl
The bees out at last.
Slug! Wiater's Ing1,
Sommer's coming fast;
Humming Joy ad Syring.tims
The bae's out at last,
Loud shouts the cuckoo;
The nested eli around
Wheels the rook, eawing;
There are shadows on the groand
Warm comes the bres'e and soft
Freezing days are put;
slugl.ammer's coming i
The bee's out at last.
Sing i Winter's iing
Summer's ooining fast
Humming hopeand Spriug-tiske
The bee's out at last.
True Duncan and the Cat.
Once there was a little boy named Dunean.
The boys used to call him 2se Duan, be
cause he never would lie. One day he was
playing with an axe in the yard of th school
and while he was ch ing a stick the teach
er's cat, Tabby, came ong. Duncan-let the
axe fall right on poor Tabby's head, and kill
ed her. What to do he did not know. She
was a pet of the master, and used to sit on a.
cushion at his side while he was hearing the
" Now, fellows," said one of the boys, " we
shall see if Duncan can't makeup a fibas
well as the rest of us."
Big Jones stepped up, and taking the cat
by the tail, said:
"Hers, boys, I will just fling her Into the
alley, and we can tell Mr. Cole that the
butcher's dog killed her; you know he wor
ried her last week."
Several of them thought this would do
very well. But Duncan looked quitenr.
"No!" said he, "noI Do-you thin i
would lie for such a creature as that I It
would be a lie, a lie, A ra!z" And every
time he said the word his voice grew louder,
Then he picked up the poor thing in his arms
and carried it into the school-room, and the
boys followed to see what would happen. The
master looked up and said:
" What in this I My faithful moubet dead!
Who could have done me such an injury '
All were silent for a little while. As soon as
Duncan could get his voice, he said:
" Mr. Cole, L am very sorry-but here in
the truth. I can't he, sir; I killed Tabby,
but am very sorry for it. I ought to have
been more careful, for 1 saw her continually
rubbing her side against the log. I am very
sorry, indeed, sir."
Every one expected Mr. Cole to *ake down
his long raLtan. On the contrary, he put on
a pleasant smile, and said;
"Duncan you are.a brave boy. I saw and
heard all that passed from my window above.
I would rather lose a hundred cats than mis
such an exampl of -truth and honos in m
school. Your best rewid k' what you n
feel In your own conscience; but I beg you
to accept this handsome penknifv as a token
of my approbation."
Duncan took out his little bandkercblef
and wiped his eyes. The boys could no lon
ger restrain themselves, and when Tom Pools
cried, "1 Three cheers for True -Duncan " all
joined in a eany hurrah.
A LEssoN TO A Routnn GMNTLX..-gome
peple have a rough manner about then
which neither education, boot-blacking, no
rotten-stone can ever polish. One of that
sort opens the door of a worm-room, with a
rush, anid bellows :
" Do you know which is Thompson's
" I do," is the mild answer..
" Well, which is it ?" growls the interroga
" Permit me to ask," says the other, "if you
" No-why inquire ?"
" I thought, air, by jour peremptory man
nr, that you intended' to have either a satis
factory answer or my life."
A BaoAD HuTx.-The great man of the li!
lage being at dinner, allowed one of his tenants
to tand while he conversed with him. " Whet
news, my friend ?" said the squire. " None
that I know of," replied the farmer, " except
that a sow of mine has a litter of thirteenpi,
and she has only twelve teats." " What wl
the thirteenth do ?" asked the landlord. "Do
as I do," returned Hodge; "it will stand
and look ont while the others eat."
A hunter, narrating his hair breadth escapes
to an admiring audience, said:
" I once had two balls lodged in my atom
" Pistol-balls ?" asked one.
" Ah, mnusket-balls, then ?"
" No," returned the narrator. " They were
big as my fist."
"Why, you don't mean to say te were
cannon-balls ?" exclaimed one of his baes
with distended eyes.
"No, they were not cannon-balls."
4 h hat wore they, than ?"
Cod.hsh balls," returned the hunter with
D gin.sao wi xlam.-ip
western~ debating clnb in a bardoonm.. IUch
Joe was the 1ast t' speak upon the negative
and all weid saxidne6 to hear him deliver him.
self. Wolking up to the bar-keeper he caille.
for a hot whinky punch and drank it of waL.
great gusto; then turning to his opponents he
handed the empty glass to the leadingdisputabl
and thundered out-" now smell it, you var
mnt I" It is needless to add that Uncl
Joe " brought down the house," and also the
decision for the negative.
In order to love mankind, expect but little
from them ; in order to view their faults with
out bitterness, we must aceustom ourselves to
pardon them, and to perceive that, indulgence
s a justice which frail humanity has a right
to demand from wisdom. The wisest men
have always been the most indulgent.-Baulwer
Wn -ro P'raoNiz.-Those business me
who patronize the printers the most liberally,
are proverbial for being the faiet dealers. --
They can afford to he such, because they have
a lager number of customers, and those who
invaiably pay the cash for what they .bey.
He wo segeged in business, and is- too 1
miserly to pay the printer forkeepinghis name
aid business before the country, is generally
too peuurious to merit patronag from any.
body, andl when they do get ithe are corn
pelld to charge tall prices to maeboth enda
meet. Lcok out for such persons, sod: gave
7or trade to him who shows you he-ha.sol
m i ypatroniting, the printer lihil.
I have 4nk atmany a fouubut taksi
came agasu flay. fi4 at m~
table, but retuned;.7
tayiht aen lovel thigs- buit,
-;eodte/ dd. Tse i