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When Irish hills were fair and green,
And Irish fields were white with daisies,
And harvests, golden and serene,
Slept in the lazy summer bases;
When bards went singing through the land
Their grand old songs of knightly story,
And hearts were found in ovary band,
And all was peace and love and glory;
'Twas in those happy, happy days
When every peasant lived in clover,
And in the pleasant woodland ways
One never met the begging rover;
When all was honest, large, and true,
And naught was hollow or theatric
'Twas in those days of golden hue
That Erin knew the great Saint Patrick.
He came among the rustics rude
With shining robes and splendid crozier,
And swayed the listening multitude
As breezes away the beds of osier.
He preached the love of Man for Man,
And moved theunlettered Celt with wonder,
'Till through the simple crowd there ran
A murmur like repeated thunder;
He preached the grand Incarnate Word,
By rock and ruin, hill and hollow,
'Till warring princes dropped the sword
And left the fields of blood to follow.
For never yet did bardic song, .
Though graeed with harp and poet's diction,
With such strange charm enchain the throng
As that sad tale of Crucifixion:
Though fair the Isle and brave the men,
Yet still a blight the land infested:
Green vipers darted through each glen,
And snakes within the woodlands nested;
And 'mid the banks where violets blew,
And on the slopes where bloomed the primrose,
Lurked spotted toads of loathsome hue,
'And coiling, poisonous serpents grim rose.
Saint Patrick said: "The reptile race
Are types of human degradation;
From other ills I've cleansed the place,
And now of these I'll rid the nation."
He waved his crozier o'er his head,
And lo! each venomed thing took motion,
And toads and snakes qpd vipers fled
I' terror to the circling ocean,
Why is Saint Patrick dead? or why
Does he not seek this soil to aid us?
To wave his mystic crook on high,
And rout the vermin that degrade us ?
Our land is fertile, broad, and fair,
And should be fairer yet and broader;
:But noxious reptiles taint the air,
And poison peace and law and order,
For Murder stalks along each street,
And Theft goes lurking through our alleys
What reptiles worse does traveler meet
On IndWs hills, in Java's valleys ?
And when we see this gambling host,
That 'mongst us practice this and that trick,
One knows not which would serve us most
The Goddess Justice or Saint Patrick!
From the-Saturday Evening Post.
SOLVING- THE "GHOST QUESTION."
About the year 18-, business had called
me to a remote part of B - county, Ten.
nessee, and I was staying at the house of a Mr.
The family consisted of Mr. Rubert and
wife,'one son, and two .daughters. The son's
name was Austin ; he was about twenty years
of age, and seemed to be very intellhgent.
The girls were no less intelligent than Austin.
Adela, the eldest, was about seventeen, and
Julia, the youngest, about fifteen.
Prettier girls I never saw. I loved them
both as soon as I had seen them.
We were sitting by a blazing fire, talking
and laughing as lively as if we had been ac
anainted for years ; when a sudden noise, as
iI'some large building was falling, interrup
" UghlIunkh!! ugh !! !" said some one, as
if frighteneclout of his senses.
Allof the family rushed to the door, except
Julia, who sat still, and remarked,
"It is Bill Jenkins running from the ghosts
-Scarcely had the words escaped her lips,
when in rushed a tall, gawky, awkward, almost
beardless fellow, puffing and blowing like a
" What's the matter?" said Mr. Rubert.
" Matter enough I" said Bill, his eyes look.
ing almost as large as the bottoms of two
common-sized tea-cups. "Out yonder," he
continued, throwing himself down upon a
chair ; " out yonder, I heard a baby a cryin',
and then somebody a groanin' and snuilin';
and I tell ye I jest got away from thar."
At this I could not suppress a laugh.
" You needn' lagod hess," continued
hturning tonme ;uf"you needn't laugh, for
l'l wear its nfa;itjet so-I'll swear it."
I turned t utnadsi
" Let us accompany him ac tothpac
where he heard the noise, and 'solve' h
ghost for him."
Austin was silent.
" Will you go ?" I asked.
Adstin began to stammer out something.
" Darn me I" iuterrupted Bill, " darn me,
gentlemen, if you get smebaktranme;
see if you do bakta ayoe
" Then tell us where it was," said.I, "and
if we can heat it, we'll solve it sure."
" Austin don't care much about going, I
believe," said Adela.
" You're not superstitious, are you," I asked
' No," said he, "I'm not superstitious, but
I'rn afraid of catching cold, that's all."
."I propose," said Julia, who had been si
lent til now,." that we all go, Mr. Marion,
Austin, Adela, and myself. The moon is now
up, and it would be a pleasant walk for us,
be.4ides, we might have seome real fun."
After some hesitation on Austin's part, thi
proposition was accepted. Bill told us where
he had heard the ghost, but woul not go
Oli we started. WThen we came to the spot,
we round that Bill hadl knocked down about
twenty pannels of the fence.
We had gene two or three hundred yards,
talkcing very lively, when we entered a low,
dark place in the road ; the timber was very
tall and thick, which caused it to be darker
tha' anywhere else.
.When advanced a few paces into this place,
our conversation stopped. Scarcely had we
ceased talking, when
" Boo-woo-woo-ugh I" wentsomething near
" What's that ?" said Austin, halting.
I advanced, and Julia stepped to my side
"1w sBill's ghost, sure."
I' Oo-boo-ho-woo-ugh I" came forth again.
I could suppre my laughter no longer.
pr 1oved to be nothing: more uror less than a
hebwas 'cabpng comfortably, and
"What is it?" insisted Austin, who had not
yet found out what it was.
Just then we came to the hog-bed, and the
hogs all ran off, frightened as badly as Bill
"Humphl" said. Austin; "its hogs, I'll
swear,'that caused Bill so much running."
We turned and went back to the house, and
had a fine laugh at Bill, about his ghosts; but
Bill would not give up but that his were real
I learned that there but few persons in this
neighborhood who were not superstitious.
I was informed that the place where Bill
had heard the ghost, was really haunted.
I [Among other stories that were told that night
concerning the place, one was as follows:
Some time ago a man was coming through
this place; it was very dark; he heard some
thing by the roadside; turning in the direction
of the noise, he perceived something white.
It looked, he said, like a woman, dressed in
white. He spoke to her; she raised her arms
above her head, and said:
" John Kinsler, if you will be happy, you
must marry Jane Merton, and have the Robert
family at the wedding. Remember, John
So saying, she dropped her arms, and as
cended slowly upwards, until she was out of
John afterwards married Jane, and the Ru
bert family were at the wedding.
I expressed a desire to see or hear some
such ghosts, but Austin thought I would re
pent of my wish when I saw them.
Bed-time came, and we retired as the clock
I lay awake in bed a long .time, thinking of
the incidents of the day.
. I thought of Adela and Julia; which I loved
best I could not tell.
Nothing else took place worth relating here
during my stay at Mr. Raber's. I left next
morning, " living and loving."
Two years after the above-mentioned inei
dent took place, I was passing through that
part of the country again, and of course I
called on Mr. Rubert. -
I f6und that the neighborhood was as super
stitutious as ever. The place where Bill Jen
kins had heard the ghest, was still haunted.
Many things had been heard; sights had been
seen-from an Angel to Beelzebub himself.
I was very anxious to come across one of
the ghosts, and during my stay at Mr. Robert's
I passed through the hounted place at all
times of the right, but saw and heard nothing.
I finally came to the conclusion that it was all
Onedark night in July I was passing throutth
this place, and heard something make a noise
in the dry leaves near me; turning towards
the noise I beheld something that looked, I
thought, very much like a ghost. It seemed
to be the figure of a woman. There was no
waist in her dress, and it was very long. All
this I could make out, notwithstanding the
I stood still to see what she would do. I
must acknowledge that I did not feel exactly
cool just then, but I managed to appear so.
" Marion," said the ghost, " if you will be
happy you must marry Julia Rubert. Re
member Marion I"
Judge of my surprise and horror when the
ghost spread out her arms, and ascended up
ward, until she was lost in the timber I What
could I do? Scared as I was, I did not run,
knocking down the fence, as Bill Jenkins did.
I started on slowly toward Mr. Robert's ;
after I had gone a few paces, I heard a distant
roaring behind me that continued more than
two minutes. I did not look back, for I did
not care about coming in contact with another
ghost that night.
At an early hour I retired. Next morning
when I came into the parlor Julia was there
alone. When she e:tered she greeted me
blushing and trembling.
AfterI had looked around and convinced
myself that no one was near, I said,
"Julia, at last I have seen a ghost."
When I said this Julia again blushed and
turned her face from me.
" What kind of a ghost was it?" said she.
I told her all I had seen, but omitted what
the ghost bad said.
Julia told me that she had seen one just like
it two or three nights before.
" I suppose," said she, " that you have be
come superstitious ?"
I could not deny, yet I would not acknow
ledge that I was superstitious.
I implored Julia not to mention it until I
could find out something more about the ghost,
and she promised.
I determined to pass through this place
every night during my stay at Mr. Robert's,
which was to continue about two weeks from
For several nights I heard nothing, nor did
I see anything like a ghost until the night be
fore my departure, when, walking along, I
beheld the same ghost, at the same place,
standing about twenty feet from me when I
first beheld it. I stopped, and the ghost said,
" Marion, to-morrow you leave this, place,
and you have not asked Julia to be your wife.
Go and ask her at once. Remember, Marion I"
Instantly I rushed forward and threw my
arms around the ghost. She shrieked, and
started up ; I held fast, and up we went.
No pen cnn describe, no tongue can tell, in
fact no one can imagine my feelings at this
U p we went. Still I held on to the ghost.
But I was becoming sick of my situation. I
had my whole weight to hold up, by holding
to the phantom.
" Let me down 1" shouted r.
" Promise me one thing," said the ghost.
"PromIse that you will leave the spot as soon
as you touch the ground."
" I promise anything to get from here,"
"Let us down I" she shouted as loud as I had.
Down we went. But as we wentL down, I
was very busy trying to find out some-thing
more about her. I found that~she had a large
rope around her, and was drawn up by it. A
loop was made fur her feet, then one for each
band; and she could stand upright with the
Just as we touched the ground, I took out
my knife and cutthe rope, just above the head
of the ghost.
She shrieked and fell' to the ground ; I rais
ed her .up.
" Oh I" said she, " Beelzebob will be here
in a moment. See ! there he comes now I"
Here she tried to leave me, but I held on to
her. I heard a terrible no'se in the dry leaves
just behind me. I looked around, and some
thing was approaching. As near as I could
discern in the dark, it resombled a very large
It came up very close to me, and stood still
for a moment; then it tapped mue on the
shoulder, and said, in a rough, hoarse voice,
" Come I"
I ut my thand down to the ground, and, as
luck ouldhaveit, I1 put it on a stiek about as
large as a man's arm. I snatched it up, and
gave "Beelzebub" a blow with it which brought
him to the ground.
My ghostly companion again shrieked and
felI. I caught her up in my arms, and re
treated as fast as my legs could carry me.
Presently I ran against the fence, and k'ndek
ed as mach of it down as -Bill Jenkins did.
But I did not stop, but went on and into the
I sat the ghost upon a chair and called for
a light. She here made agreat effort to escape,
but all was in vamn.
A light was'brought; a veil covei-ed her
face, and it waq with great di~iculty that I re
==ed it- AMar a couuidarable strugle the
veil was removed, and lo I it was JULIA
She shrieked and fell to the ground, and
was then carried off to her room.
Just here, in came a negro girl, a .slave of
Mr. Rubert's looking as if she was frightened
out of her senses.
" MassaI massa I run in de kitchen right
quick, 'cause Sambo come in dar all bloody,
an' a bleedin' yet; he got he head broke."
Austin and myself went into the kitchen, to
examine Sambo's head. There was a very
large gash, cut to the bone, just above his left
To be brief, Julia had employed a negro
man, Sam to assist herr. He had procured
a long rope, and fasted it around Julia, as 1
have already described; and then, climbing a
very large tree, put the rope through a fork,
and then descended. By this he conld raise
Julia as high as the fork of the tree, where
she would be entirely out of sight to any per
son below, owing to the thickness of the
Julia was the ghost that told John Kinsler
to marry Jane Merton; and Sambo had al.
ways acted "Beelzebub" when necessary.
But after he had acted "Beelzebub" with-me,
he swore he "neber would do debil agin."
I bore no grudge on account of Juha's man
ner of courting me-on the contrary, I felt
rather pleased and complimented. In about
six months from that time, we were married.
Years have since rolled by. A robust boy
and a pretty little girl have blessed our union,
and never have I repented for one moment
that I saw the ghost, or that Julia became
The Church Fair.
Aunt Hannah lived out of town.
" Did I never tell you what a time I had
at our church fair last winter ?" said she to
me one evening.
"No! *rhat of it?"
' Now ain't that strange ? Thought I had
told everybody about it, to be sure. La,
well, 'twill be news to you then ! You know
Nora Thorndale, Judge. Thoradale's darter.
She came over to our house and said our con
gregation were goin' to have a fair in the vil
lage meetin' house!
"Do tell," suz I. " Who's goin' to preach 71"
" Oh " says she, mighty smilin' " we ain't
goiu' to have preachin'; a few young persons
of the congregation, who seem to take a deep
er interest in the church's welfare than the
members themselves, desire to purchase a
few indispensable articles for the meetin'
house; and we thought if all the church
would present us cakes, and pies, and meats,
and such things, we would appoint a night to
sell them in the vestry of the church, and
take the proceeds to buy the necessary things.
The plan is well received, especially by the
young. You know the money is to be spent
for charitable purposes, and on that account
everything given us will sell for double its
" Well, I wouldn't have believed that there
was so much wisdom left in the world as to
have conjured up that," suz 1.
" Tie even so," said Nora. "And what
will you give ? You. live on a farm, and Jam
era produce lots of things that would be ac
" Well, I will give two roast turkeys and
six chickens, sus I, thinking that would be as
much as anybody could expect those hard
'-Um! Well, what else ? 'Tis for the
church you give it, you know. Church mem
bers should not be less anxious for their in
terests than the world."
" You see- I was a church member and she
"Well, I'll give ajar of peach jam," suz I.
"That will help.along some. A few bush
6ls of apples or a roast pig would be accepta
"She was so ravenous I began to be sorry
I'd offered her anything. Howsomever, I
thought i'd go the whole hog or none, so I
promised the pig and apples.
" Of .course you will give us cheese, and
cakes, and milk, and cream, and then I think
you will have done your part at giving. By
the way, we are to have historical tableaux
and Mrs. Amos Bruce wanted I should ask
you to take the part of the Witch of Endor.
All you will have to do will be to dresto
represent that lady, and stand perfectly still
behind a curtain; and people will pay some
thing to see you?"
" Well, Pse old and ignorant, and didn't
know what P'se about, so I consented.
" I sent them the pig, and the turkeys, and
chickens and apples, and the reat of the things
wanted, up to the meetin' house the day be
fore the fair.
"The next day husband tackled up his old
horse and cha'se to carry me to the fair. Our
old chaise, somehow or other, don'tlook very
well. There's a hole in the top and sides,
and some of the spokes of the wheels are
gone. The wheels squeak powerfully, too.
Wall, we hadn't but just got into town,
when it seemed as if all the boys out of jail
come hollerin' and hootin' arter us as if they
'f Hurra for the witch of Eador I Her
chariot approacheth!I Make way sor her ma
jesty ?" they kept squallin' at the top of their
'Do ak them unsightly critters to be civil,"
aus I to husband, my patience gone entirely.
" At that he climbered out of the chaise,.1
and after umn lick-erty split, tight as he could
leg it. And, oh I massy sake I he dropped I
the reins on the ground, and the old horse
took a notion to go and he went. You see
he knew the way to the church, and he put
chase for it. Ihusband he came hollerin'
" whoa, whoa !" just as I was' riding up to
the meetin' house. The meetin' hpouse yard I
was full of folks laughing and straining as if
they had no respectibility in umn. I got out
of the chaise and made my way through the
crowd, and when they wouldn't make room I 1
lbowed them right smartly ; I'm desput ~
thin of flesh, and my elbows awful sharp, and I
and whe:. I hit u they gave back as if they'd
been struck with a dagger.
Paid twenty cents to go into the church.
he table inside did look beautiful. Nora,
she explained the fixins to me. There were 1
tapboxes that contained a hundred things
orth one cent, and one thing worth ten, t
and they paid five cents a grab, and if you 1
grabbled right you would get twice- yourt
oney's worth. Then there .was a ring cake. 'j
Twas divided into fifteen slices, and one e
lice contained a ring worth fifty cents; so
e that got the right slice, got a ring. And t
here were guess cakes, and ever so many si
inds of such things, too numerous to men
" Wall; they dressed me up to represent a
he witch of Endor. [ never was very hand
ome, and they rigged rae up at such a rate
hat I must have looked awtul. I stood be- e
ind a curtain, and people paid a ninepence a
o come in and see me. Some went oir mad; j
hildren generally seared. Some went oil a
aughing as if they'd split. I evidently pro-t
uced a powerful impression on all that saw
m. People at last began to come to see .me 1
ester than they could be' accomodated. I
ould hear urn talking around the tables
aout the witch. of Endor, and the witch of l
Endor's pig, and turkeys, and cake ; I began
o feel dreadfully as though I was making a I
ool of myself.
"I stood there feeling dosputly, and had
ust made ,up a:face to cry over my unfor- 1
qate cdndition, when nll of a sudden down a
afore um all They set up such a h
as I never heard before or since. I elbo
my way through em' like wild fire; mad
the getting out place, and started for l
" Wal, I went home with all my wi
Endor riggin on. When husband cam
the door to let me in he was so frigh
that he set the dog on me. The dog
towards me growled and run as if he wo
break his neck; and I haven't see him frti
that day to this. I at last convinced husb#U
that I was his beloved wife. When Ix
plained it all to hjm the way he growled s
"Wal, they raised three hundred dollrs7
that abominable fair. With it they bo 1
an ornamental chandelier and a silk 1
mshion and -hired carpenters to make
gingerbread work all over the meetin' house
"I'm just Mrs. Deacon Ware's opii
%bout church fairs, I am-that they are
the wickedest swindles that orthodoxy
tolerated. She saye they are killing to
gion, and I think so too. She says that'.
2lder church members think that I was
putly imposed upon at the fair; and I'
:lare, I don't believe but what I was."
Out of Door Exercise.
There is probably not another people to.&
bund that take so little exercise out cei
loors" as those living in the cities and larg'
;owns of the Northern States. This indoor
.onfinement is the direct occasion of two gr
,vils-impaired health, and a destruction
rivacity. To be healthful and cheerful, m
ime should ,e passed in the sun light, wh. *
xygen may be inhaled without stint. S
n the house, shop, store, office, study, sa
um, or other confinement, where carbonat
Lcid gas and other impudties are breat,
iud breathed an and again, and it wo
ae very extraordinary if 'such persons always
naintained cheerful hearts, and enjoyed good
Among the Germane in fatherland. (an
nay be true of them here,) their ~ .s
sheerfulnes and gaiety would be a narve
)or sad grumbling people, out of tempery.
:ans. out of health and out of spirits. Ea
u the morning, from four o'clock until ten
he evening, the thoroughfares in and sbdht
he cities in Germany are thronged with lad'
md lasses, wending their way to the public
,ardens and other places of resort, where
ocial pleasures are freely enjoyed, and tl1e
ieart is made glad, and the heahh and viger
>f the body improved and preserved. i
When the men and women have finishd
heir work, or business, they, too, go fo.rth for
6musement. And what is worthy of note, the
adies are not afraid of being browned by-the
un's rays and the health-giving bree
Lhey will spend hours in the sun light, dai
ad do marvel that any should object to su
Can any one wonder at the superior robust
less and cheerfulness of the women of Germl
iy, Italy, and other European countries, ov.
he women of the northern cities of our cou
ry, after contemplating the difference in theo
Mothers should encourage their daughte
specially, to take much exercise in the o
ir, and do not compel the.to taklthe.
ired,~boarding-school step. , Allow them
un, skip and hop, as if they were really alive
mnd full of joy and life.
Any girl, from the age of ten to twenty
,ears, who is in possession of ordinary health,
hould so accustom herself to walking, as not
o be dependent on the cars or the omnibuses
n case she desires to visit Mount Auburn or
my other desirable place of resort within six
niles of the city. Yet, as daughters are now
irought up, it would be dillicult to find a girl
n the city, of the period of life indicated, that
ould walk to Mount Auburn and back with
nit endangering health and perhaps ife.
If not accustomed.to walking, begin by ex
reising moderately, increasing a little every
lay, until you are able to walk three, six or
welve miles a day.
The pleasurcsof life will be greatly enhanced
my exercising, as now indicated, or in some
ther not less ellicient way. It is no unusual
hing for girls to begin to lose the freshness
.nd beauty of girlhood-that delight ful period
(flife-before they get out of their teens.
Bake our advice, providing it meets the ap
>roval of your mothers, and you will preserve
,nd magnify the priceless graces of childhood
a of womanhood-health, beauty and cheer
ulness-and secure that which everybody
lesires, a long, healthful, happy and useful
What is Respectable Society?
We heard a man, otherwise intelligent
nough lately sneer at another, '- because,"
aid he, "one never meets him in respentable
ociety !" The speaker did not men, how.
ver, that the person he affected to look down
pon, was immoral, but merely that his cir
le of intimates were not composed of the
ishionable or the rich. ' -
This notion of what constitutes respectable
ociety, is qnite a favorite one with that class
f individuals whom Tlbackeray has so uignifi
antly called "snobs." Empty pretence al
rays making its own characteristics a stand
rd, by which it strives to measure the re
pectability of persons at large. In a comn
annity of mere money getters, wealth is the
est of-respectability. Among the proud,
iarrow-minded, effete nobility of the Fau
mourg. St. Germain, respectability depends
pen being descendants from ancestors who
Lays married their cousins for so many cen
uries, that neither muscles nor brains are
aft any longer to degenerate descendants,
Vith the dandy officers who constituto a
onsiderable portion of the American Navy,
espectability consists in having sponged on
'Uncle Sam," in wearIng gilt buttons, and
a jilting tailors. Every conceited fool thinks
imself, in like way, the only man really
reighty, the only persons who is respectable.
But true respectability depends on no such
dventitious circumstances. To be respecta
Jle is to be worthy of respect; and he de
erves respect who has most virtue. The
umblest man who bravely does his duty, -is
more worthy .of respect, is iunore- truly re
petable, than the covetous millionaire among
tIs money bags, or the arrogant monarch
pon his throne. The fine lady who back
sites her neighbor, is less worthy of respelt
han an honest wash-woman. The profligate
Lable, though he may wear a dozen orders at
is button hole, is not often really as respec
able as the shoe-black who cleans his boots.
'hat which is called " the wvorld" exalts the
ne and despises the other, but it does not
make them respectable according to the real
ieaning of that word. Their respectability
but a hollow sham,-as they themselves fre
uently feel; and those who worship them
ow down to a Fetish, a thing of featbers
nd tinsel. The selfish, idle drone, who
rastes life in his own gratification, and dissi
ates the fortune of his progeny, is not and
annot be respectable ; but the hard-working,
elf-denying father, who wears out his life to
ring up his children is, even though he but
day laborer. Nothing can make Dives fit
o lay on Abraham's bosom while Lazarus is
relcomed there, even with the sot-es the dogs
This false view of life, which would meas
re respectability by a conventional standard,
i totally at variance with our republican jn
titutions. It creates' an " imperium in im
erio," for while the law declares all citizens
qual, it erects a social standard which en
eavors to ignore that great truth. The coarse,
rutish, knavish, profligate criminal-in short,
U who fall shortoal their duty to themselves
na their fellow men-arn hs whe aera E not
"respectable;" and this, whetber they are
I rich or poor. While those who live honestly,
and strive to do what good they can, consti
-*tute in reality the respectable class, irreipec
tive of the fact whether they eat with silver
forks or steel ones.-Philadelphia Ledger.
Catch the Sunshine.
Catch the sunshine ! though it flickers
Through a dark and dismal cloud,
Though it falls so faint and feeble
On a heart with sorrow bowed:
Catch it quickly-it is passing,
Passing rapidly away;
It has only come to tell you
There is yet a brighter day.
Catch the sunshine ! though 'tis only.
One pale flickering beam of light;
There is joy within its glimmering,
Whispering 'tis not always night.
Don't be moping, sighing, weeping,
Look up ! look up like a man !
There's no time to grope in darkness,
Catch the sunshine when you can.
Catch the sunshine! though life's tempest
May unfurl its chilling blast,
Catch the little hopeful straggler!
Storms will not forever last.
Don't give up, and say " forsaken!"
Don't begin to say "I'm sad !"
Look! there comes a gleam of sunshine!
Catch it! oh, it seems so glad!
Catch the sunshine ! don't be grieving
O'ver that darksomo billow there!
Lifo's a sea of stormy billows,
We must meet thema every where.
Pass right through theni! do not tarry,
Overcome the hearing tidle,
There's a sparkling gleam of sunshine
Waiting on the other side.
Catch the sunsine! catch it gladly!
Messenger in Hope's employ,
Seat through clouds, through storm and billows,
Bringing you a cup of joy.
Oh! then don't be sighing, weeping,
Life, you know, it is but a span,
There's no time to sigh and sorrow,
Catch the sunshine when you can.
A Fresh Water Sailor.
You may not know it, but it is a fact that
political influence very often gets officers in
our revenue navy, who never scarcely had a
glimpse at salt water' before they shipped
with a lieutenant's epaulette.
One of these " cases," the son of a well
to-do planter in the interior of Georgia, went
down to the cutter at Savannah, went to sea
in her on a three or four days' cruise, and
then, on her return to port, got leave to go
home for a couple ot weeks, after more
"rocks," or something of the kind.
When he got there he was the biggest frog
in the pond by odds. The "tales of the sea,"
and the dangers of those "who go down in
- great ships," which lie told, were Munchan.
senish to an intensity.
MAight;after all bad retired.to
rest, his father and his family were aroused
from their slumbers, by hearing buckets of
water dashed againbt the side of the house,
in the part where the young lieutenanit'i
apartment was situated. And every little
while they would hear him roar out to a ne
"More tempestuous, Pompey-more tem
pestuous, you black imp !"
They thought him insane, amid hurried to
ask what was the matter.
" I'm so accustouied to the delightful dasli
of the waves against the sido of the vesel,"
said he, " that I find it impossible to sletp
without something as near like it as I can get
in this benighted region."
There was, probably, some "snickering"
about that time.
DRA3w OF A QUAKEn LAD~Y.--There ia a
beautiful story, told of a pious oil Quaker lady,
who was addicted to smoking tobacco. She
had indulged in the habit until it had in
creased so upon her, that she not only smaked
er pipe a large portion of the. day, but fre
quently sat up in the bed for this purpose
during the night, A fter one of these enter
tainmeilts she fell asleep, and dreamed she
died and approached Heaven. Nteeting an
angel, she asked him if her name was written
in the book of life. He disappeared but re
plied on returning, that lhe could not find it.
" Oh," said she, - do look again; it must
He examined again ; but returned with a
sorrowful face, sayintg it was not there.
" Oh,'' sad she in agony, " it must be there I
Do look onee moure I"
The angel was moved to tears by her en
treaties, and again left her to renew his search
After a long abasnce, he came back, his face
radiant with joy, and exclaimed
" We have found it ? hut it was so clouded
with tobacco smoke that we could hardly see
The good old woman 'upon waking, im
mediately threw -her pipe away, and never
indulged in smoking again..
A waggish chap, whose'vixen wife, by
drowning, lost her precious life, called out his
neighbors, all around, and told 'em that his
spouse was drowned ; and, in spite of search,
co-4 not he found. He knew, he said, the
very nook where she had tumbled in the brook,
and he-bad dragged along tho shore, above
the place, a toile or more, " A boe the place I"
the people cr ied, "lwhy, what d'ye mean ?
The man replied: " O.f course you don't sup
pose I'd go and waste the timne to look below!I
.'ve known the woman quite a spell, and
learnt her fheshions tolable well :alive or dead,
she'd go, I swow, against the current any
how I" -
A YVar DOUITFU t EsrnoasEMENT.-The
Cincinnati Gazette says that a few days ago
a business house in that city had occasion to
write to a correspondent in one of the interior
towns of Indiana, and in closing their letter
asked the question, " What is the standing
of Mr. -- ?" In due time the .correspon
dent replied to the query as follews:
" If your question ref'.-rs to Mr. - '
real- responsibility to any limited amount,
we answer it is goiod ;but to say that he is ob
stinate atnd mulish but faintly expresses his
peculiarity of disposition when an account is
presented. ile usually pays a debt at the ex
treme tail end of an excutiotn, and then doles
out. the cash to the constable as though he was
driving a nail in his own coffin. The money
shaver who took the last seat in the last car
of a railroad train, so as to have the use of
his money while the conductor was reaching
him, was not a circumstanee to the grim
death grasp with which Mr.- holds on to his
purse-strings. He mean-s to he honest, but
his neighbors say that a five cent piece produ
es a moral strabismmu that affects his vision
quite painfully I"
The firm concluded to close their accomrnt
at "the tail end of an execution" and " druin"
no more in that direction
LAST Woans oF Bisnor DoANE.-A private
(riend of the late Bishop of New Jersey, who
was by his death ded, at the moment of his
dissoltion, says that his last words were these:
" I die in the faith of the Son of God and
the confidence of His one Catholic Church.
I lve-io merits; nd man -has; but my
From the New York Observer.
Public Examinations in Female Schools.
To the Editors of the Neto York Obserer:
I have lately read in your paper an account
of the annual commencement of a prominent
Female Seminary in your city, with the names
of the pupils to whom prizes were awarded.
There are several institutions of the kind in
our country, which are conducted on the same
principle, and haveitheir yearly exhibi~ions.
A still larger number, which decline this cere
monial, have, nevertheless, a public examina
tion at the close of each year, which is open
to all comers-a custom introduced,'if I mis
take not, by a leadin-, and successful semina
ry in your State, some thirty-five years ago.
It has greatly surpris d me that a system
so intrinsically vicious should have been al
lowed to perpetuate and even diffuse itself
without remonstrance. On what basis it rests,
other or better than that of giving notoriety
to the schrols which adopt it, I know not;
while the objections to it are, as it strikes me,
palpable and decirive. As part of public
school system, I have nothing to say about it.
People inky claim it as their right to inspect
in this way schools for the support of which
they pay taxes. I speak only of private
1 find no warrant for public examinations
in such schools, in the true (because the Scrip
tnral) conception of the proper social sphere
of the weaker sex. They are adverse to that
delicacy of feeling and those refined sensibili
ties which, next to genuine religion, constitute
the charm and glory of woman; and for the
absence of which not even piety itself 'can
compensate. In this view, they are in conflict
with that national se timent f which we are
justly proud, which makes the name of wo
man a sacred name amongst us, and secures
to her a deference and a courtesy in-our pub
lie conveyances unknown beyond the limits of
our counry. The whole purport and drift of
these examinations, Jis to break down that
mysterious barrier which, though in visible i -
self, guards the innate modesty and timdity
of the youthful female from intrusive eyes,
and nourishes while it shelters her purest
As a father-and I suppose other fathers
feel as I do on the subject-it is no aim nor
desire of mine, in send ng my daughter to
school, that she should be fitted to mnake a de
monstration'befure dhe public. I do not want
an assemblage, however respectable, called
together to witness and applaud her proficien
cy in music, in mathematics, in composition,
or in anything else. If she has gifts of this
sort, I prefer (not designing her fo: the stage
nor for a lecturer on woman's rights) that
they shotld b garnered up among my other
household jewels, and brought out, as such
jewels usually are, fur the gratification of the
f-icnds we may choose to invite to our fireside.
Tue public may applaud my sons, when they
deserve it; but I do not wCbil them to applaud
ny daughters. And as to gazetliny them for
their acquirements-publishing the names of
these young creatures in the newspapers, and
extolling their performances as you would
those of an opera tro pe, or the speakers at a
popular meeting-there is something posi
tively revolting in it. Is this, in any shape or
form or degree,,one of theilegitimnate epdJ of
female education? Are w'e'ducating our
daughters that the may win the plaudits of
the public ? Or d1o we reqnire The help of
the public to stimulate their ambition, and
make them study as they ought? I beg to
say-speaking for very many parents-" non
tlavi auxilio,".if we cannot traini our daugh
ters without invoking an alliance like this. we
prefer that they should go withont an educa
It would be pertinent to add, on this point,
that we are not in a position in our country
which will justify us in coutemning the proper
helps and appliances to feuin tic delicacy.
There are tendencies itt the opposite diree
tion, inherent ii our political and social strue
ture, which require to be watched and coun
tervailed. The sex is more likely to run into
coarseness, than to rise to any excess. of refine
ment. It i easy to see what must follow, if
we infuse the adverse element largely into our
schemes of education, and systematically train
them to keep an eye fixed, o all their studies,
u on the approbation of the public!
It were some mitigation of the evils of this
system, if it accomplished its professed object
of supplying a satisfhetory test of scholarship:
although, even in that case, its intrnusic bad
ness would remain. But who relies upon one
of these examinations as determining the rela
tive attainments of the pupils? Every one
knows that the best scholars often appear to
least advantage, and cice rrs. Modest genius
blushes anid falters, (asd we love it the more
for being so trute to itself,) while conceited
mediocrity revels in its ".gimt oi'tongues," and
tosses its plumies in trium ph. Anid what comn
pensation have you pirovidled foir these gentle
spirits whom you have compelled to stand up
before a tmiscellaneotus crowd, only that they
may encounter the pain and m~rtification of
failure ;and that, too. in studies which they
perfectly understand ? Are these sensibilities
of the young heart tus t~o be lacerated and
trodden under foot, rmerely that a school may
make an imposing display before the publiec?
And this suggests a still graver aspect of
this noxious system-its in~Jtnence ipon the
health of.. the pupils. You are fortutnate in
your expuerience, Messrs. Editors, if you have
not personally known young ladies of rare
promise, whohave either been disabled for
life, or hurried to a premature grave, through
the excitement and exhaustion induceds by
these pitblio "xtiminnttions. It is tnt lonig
sine atn amnitthn and camrplliuhdA tencfler
wold me that eho had known selholairs, for weeks
before one of. theses imntisitoriatl exhibitions,
ply themselves with stimulating drinks, that
they might be able to study bty night as wetll
as by day. TVhe amount ot mental tort ures in
flicted upon lurge schools in this way, must
beo greater than any pen has yet v-enatured to
describe. The time has come when that im
personal, heterogeneous public, which has
thus far consented to be used as an instrument
of this cruelty, shotfid remonstrate against it.
It has broken down too many constitutions
already, and consigned too many victims to
the tomb, or, what is worse, to the insane
And who is benefitted by this system ? Do
parents require it, in order to ascertain wheth
er their daughters are faithfully instructed ?
They must know (other considerations apart)
that, in this view, very little value is to he at
tached to thes.e examinations. If they wish
to see the working of the school in which they
are interested, let them visit it, indifferently,
during term time. Are public extaminations
requisite iu order to insure propei diligence
on the part of the pupils ? The teacher who
plads this, makes a confession of incomnpe
tey which ought to be fatal to all his pre
tnsion4. Ia the controlling argument, the
reptation of the aensn~ary is concerned ?
Then I cannot consent that a child of mine
shall be subjected to the wrongs of a system
like this, for the purpose of giving eclat to a
1 have merely broken the shell of a great
subject; one, Messrs. Editors, on which 1
have no personal interests at stake, personal
or relative, private or official. I shall ho hap
py if the cursory views I have thrown out shall
have the effect, in any quarter, of abating the
prolific evil of public examinations in female
schools. H. A. B.
pr As eminent artiste-American, of course
lately painted a snew-storm uo naturally that he
sght a bad cld by sitting Ues It with his
CHURCH GoNo.-Attendance upon Divint
service is recognized as a duty which we owe
alike to our Maker, to society and to our
selves. At this season of the year it is cer'
tainly a most agreeable pastime, and thost
who lounge away the delightful spring Sab
baths in indolence, cloistered up in the dull
shadows of the house, deny themselves a posi
tive physical luxury-not to take into account
the responsibility that such a course involves.
The revelation of God, through his works
on these quiet spring Sabbaths, is most im
pressive. He walks in the majesty of love
and beauty amid the teeming glories of the
landscape, now undisturbed by the din of
labor and vocal with accents attuned to His
praise. The plough stands idle in the field,
the fire has gone out in the furnace, the fe.
vered pulsations of trade no longer agitate
the great heart of the city, and-he spirit of
worship pervades the quiet scene.. The whis
pering breeze and singing birds have caught
the inspiration, and their soft voices seem to
chime with the peel of the church bull, to
summon all God's creatures to the temple of
Go, then, to the ministrations of the Sah.
bath-set up an altar at some of the shrines
of worship, and let the genial influence-of de.
votion kindle into vernal beauty the garden
of the heart.-Augusta Dispatch.
EQUAL JUSTICE TO MAN AND WOMAY.
Rev. E. H. Chapin, in a recent diecourse,
"The refined woman recoils with virtuous
corn from her fallen- sister, but often wel
omes him by whom she fell. We are told
tbat Christ said to the woman's accusers,
le that is without sin among you, let him
ast the first stone," but smitten by con
cience, they went out one by one. And
who is not in some way'allied 'to this great.
uilt? The fact of common weakness should
at least make us merciful. It is not j'st that
pon the woman alone should fah the blot of
ihame. The test is a great lesson of charity
id mercy, and is a great lesson of justice
ilso. There is neither jtitice, honor, nor deli
cacy in our modern custom, which scarcely
rowns upon the guilty man, while pouring
3ut all. the vials of wrath upon the guilty
woman. It may, or may not be true, as some
insist, that this foul cancer in society can
mever be eradicated; but we ougho at least
to insist upon it that the shame shall be fairly
livided, that the sinning man shall be branded
s deeply as the sinning woman. Suppose
wvery guilty man bore the mark of shame in
bis face, in the market, or at church, how
ong would the evil continue ? But the mean
sees of man has thrust the whole shame upon
e HOLLANp WIToerT Usar LAw.-The
use of Hlolland furnishes a striking proof of
he correctness of the theory of free trade in
oney. The rate of ititerest has been, for a
ery long period, lower in Holland than any
here else in Europe; -and yet is the only
omaptry-in which usuary laws has been altis
ether unknown, where capitalists are allow
d to demand, and borrowers to pay, any rate
f interest. Notwithstanding all the violent
3hanges of the govenment, sahd the extraor
inary'disturbance .fler'financial coocerns
ince 1790, the rate- of intereet in Holland
xntinued comparatively steady.. During the
hole of that period, persons who could offer
mexceptional security have been able to bor.
ow at from 2 to 54 per- cent.; nor has the
iverage rate of interest charged on capital,
,dvanced ot the worst species of security,
wver exceeded 6 or 7 per cent., except when
he G(overnmient wa negotiating a forced
oan. But in England, where the law declared
hat not more than live per ceLt. should be
aken, the rate of interest for money advanced
)u the best l.inded security varied, in the
ame period, from five to N or 17 per cent
>r about five times as in Holland.
Tus Mossy WiAstEo ni WA.-" Give me,"
as Stebbing, " the mon~ey that hats been~
asted in war, and I will purchase every foont
f land on the glode. 1.will clothe every man,
oman and child, iu an attire that kings and
~ueens might be proud of'. 1 will build a
lhool house upon every hill side, and in every
alley over the habitable earth, I will supply
het school witht a competent teacher ; I will
mild an academy in every town, and endow
Lt, a college in every State and fill it with
ble professors ; I will crown every hill with a
~hrch consecrated to thme promnulguation of~ the
~ospel f peacec; I will support ini its pulpit
n able teacher of righteoiusness, so that on
~very Sabbath morning the chime on one
till shall answer to the chime on another
tround the earth's broad circumference ; and
e voice of prayer, and thei sonaoJ, praise,
nd th~e smoke of a universil hcelocaust shall
tscenmd to heaveu,."
THE RmFmLH AND THE Bow.-The London
imes says : If but 100,00J men could be nowv
uarhed out int England, possessing as good
conmand of the rifle as their forefathers
iad of the bow, we might laugh at the very
otionm of invasion. There is not the least
eusonm why this should not come to pass. Mr.
lYhitworth declares that he will make a rifie
mend a ball into the muzz~le of another rifle at
00O yards' distance, the exact counterpart of
obin Hood's famous feat of sending one ar
ow into the center of a target, and then split
ig it with another.
A Gooi Tune.---That was a strildingly in
ellient person who icalled upon is sign pain-~
er ty have i ~tmiday filhool procesion; bn
r gainmted, antd said
* Me'tr gom' to have a great tearini' tint with
rr Fourth o' July Sunday School Celebira
iou, and our folks wants a banner.'
" Wall," naturally enough responded the
iite? " you ony/h/ io bave. otne. * What will
on have paiunted on, it ?'
"Wall, I .d'n know ; we ort to have a text
' skripter onto it for a motto, hadn't we?'
" Yes; that's a very good idea ; what shall
"Well, I thought this would be about as
pood as anyi, " Be sure you're stakt and then
9 ahead I"
A Du'rcnxANi turned to a negro boy, and
"Boy, do you think a nigger has got a
" Oh, yes," said the boy ; " T reckon they
" Well, boy, do you think you woull be al
owed to go to Heaven ?"
" Yes, sir, I spec I will ; I 'lows to git in."
"Now, boy, whereabouts do you think
hey'd put a fellow like yout in Heavenu?"
" I danno, air," said the boy ; " but I
ekon il git in somewhar 'tween be white
eople and de Dutch."
TU SEAT OF WAa.-The following names
if towns are within the lhnes of the present
Gzzo-This is a villarre o finorthern Italy
muder the goverment of ~'enice. It is situacd
ulrout eight miles North North-east of Vicen
ma. Its population is some one thousand :six
tundred and sixty. The name is prouounced
Loiello-A market town of Piedmont, and
idivision of' Novara, and twenty-five miles
outh.South-east of that town. "he popla
ion is about two thousand' one hundred and
-Camtino-A village of the -Sardinitan
Arrival of the Steamship Asia.
NEW YonY, May 26.-The steamship Asia
has arrived from Liverpool with dates to
Saturday, the 14th inst.
LIVERPOOL COTTON MABE.-Sales of
Cotton for the week 53,000 bales, of which
speculators took 1,500 and exporters %000
bales. The market opened at an impro.
ment of Id. on the prices current at thecloe
of the previous weelk, but closed stan advance
of only id. The sales on Friday reached
6,000 bales, and the market closed steady.
Manchester advices are reported untaor
able, as the trade was dull and prices de.
The money market was slightly. euier.
ConsoLs were quoted from OI to 91* for
money and account. The bullion.in the Bank
of England had decreased 2165,000.
Flour, wheat and corn had alightlyadvanced.
Bef, was quiet, with unimportant. sales.
Pork was steady, and holders were offering
freely. but not pressing s'ales.
Tie Emperor Napoleon's departure from
France was a perfect ovat ion ; and his recep
tion at - Genos, where ho arrived on the 12th
instait, was most cordial. He immediatel7
Uiued an addres<, enjoining :he utmost disc
pline among the troops, and saying. that his
only fear was that the troops would show too
much enthusiasm. He said he expecfed to
proceed on the 14th to the headquarters of
The King of Sardinia had visited iheEin
peror Napoleon at Genoa.
The Sarlinia official hilletius continued to
report the retrogade mowements of the Aus
trians, u hose headquarters was Robbio, asmall
marke. tkown in North Italy, in Piedmont.
The Sardinians had retaken their former
The Britis!i government had formally pro
-1.0imed .-irict- neutrality, and warned all
British subjt ti iaga'nat vio'ations.
The war departueit has issued an impor
tant notice, authorising the formation of vol.
unteer corps throughout the kingdom.
Great activity pre% ails in the English dock
yards, and fully eqaal to what it was at the
eioht of the Crinean war.
The Parliamontarl elections are nearly all
over, and the result bs about the same as pre.
The army of Lyons is tinder orders to pro.
cee to Italy.
French fegislation in regard to the corn
laws has been postponed indefinitely.
The decrease in the Bank of France, during
the month, is twenty-five million francs. The
Paris Bourse has been active and higher,'but
had declined three fourths on the 13th inst.
The German Diet has adopted the propohi.
tion to put the Federal garrison on a war
. Buth of the Prussian chambers have unan
imo.::ly wthoris;ed the war loan asked by
the guveri m -mt.
Avices from Constantinople report an in
crens.ing agibt:iou in the provuees. .
The Arabia liad arrived'atwIiverpool, but
too late- to atfect the market.
- Latest froml XexiPo.
NEw .Oa:,xms, - May 20.-The..steamship
Tennessee arrived belogthe.itytls mob,
andahe brings dates Ukith
to the 19th, and from Vera Cruito lheid lit.
There is a movement at the Capitalin favor
of the return of Gen. Santa Anna.
General Wall was. marching towards T&S"
pico with one thousand men.
Tbe csonducta (an armed conveyance) leaves
the city of Mexico on the 24th with several
million dollrs for Very Cruz.
The English resideuts strongly remonstrate
to ounsmul Ot.way, relative to the Tacubaya
Kosse~rit m S.AuDIu.-A letterfrom Turin
says: Kossuth, of whom nobody has heard in
Eigland for some i ime, or even here, is secret
ly at w'ork in Sardinia, where he is incognito,
and holding communication by -means (if
emissaries, with the Hungarian portion of the
army-one-third of the whole, anud the very
troops which forimerly defeated the Austrians
under his authority, and which have been re
moved to Italy. in order to keep them as fiar
as possible f'rom their native land. Here they
have beena fraternising with the Italians,
tlirough the instrumentality of Kossuth, and
probabl will revolt is: a bodly at last. Alrea
dy thete is dlivision and dissenion between
tihe Austrian and Hungarian commandersgand
that is another reason which accounts for the
ta rdy movemelets of the A ustrian troop.
Tat E EOCaACY ot- TEX.ia oN 'B H
OrEN No oPT'rU SLfAv i: Tuart.--the following
resolution Wats adopte-1 by a Demoeratic meet
ig in Galvestion, 'the 2d May.
ltesolced, That our del -gates to the conven
tion to assemble in Houston, b~e instructed to
vote against the adoption of any and all plat
f rms which in any way would tend tothe re
opening of the Afrienu slave trade..
And the f.ollowing by a Dcmocratie meeting
hell i i Parker co-inte onl the 2d ultimo:
14f.elml, '1 liat we demur to any law of Con
gre.s making the foreign alare trade piracy,
as a usuri~ationl of power not warranted by
the Co.istitnliios of .th~e l'aited States, and
oght to be repeal. ____
He-e is a tonehiuij *. . ion of' a mbon
light scene : After wrhirl.. -.'me time in
the ecstatic msaaes of a dely.g walt2, Car
nelia and myself stepped out unuoberved on
to the halcony, to enjoy a few of those ma
mnts o.f solittudi so pr ans to lovers. it
wea glorinna triight-,tlt air was oeo and
andt rs~fre'shaing. As I gusedI 011 the beatitiful
being at my side, I thought I neover saw her
look so lovelt the foll moon cuvt her bright
ravs over her whole person, giving her an al
m~st angelic appearan-e, and imparting to
her tlowmn' euris a still more golden hue. One
of her soft fair hands rested in' mine, and
ever aniu anon she met mg. ardent gaze with
one of pore, confiding love. Soddenly a change
camne over her soft features, her full red hp .
trembled as if with suppressed emotion, a teat
drop rested on her long drooping lashes, the
muscles around her faultless mouth becam3
convulsed, she gaped for breath-sand, snach
ug her suddey away, buried her face in her
an. cambrio, hdkerchief, and-sueesed.
IrrEMPR3aNCE xr MADEIRA.-The Eon.
ames 0. Putnam, in a recenit .letter, makes
the following statement:
When in the IWand of Masdeira!I saw a few
ases of intoxication amongthe-poorer people.
And Iliad from a nine years resident clergy
man this explanation : T1hat before the failure
o' the wine crop in Madeira (formeriy. the
annual yield was about 15;000 pipes of wine,
now live or~ six hundred) thereiwas scarcely
any drunkenness on the Island, butth~lre
had placed wine beyond thramach ofthapoor;
they now cultivate the sugafcnrfroin whiAi
was manufactured a strongg~)irit now in corn
mon use ; and the result ~adrunkenn'ess
appeared asthe wine disap k&'
The above isimportantf true, as'well in dt
social as a moral point of view. 'Is it a fact
that the wine-growtng countries of the- world
are among the most tem rate ? And, ifso
is not the subject entitle to' more than ordi
nary consideration at the -hands- oftheO en.
lightened and judicious friends>' of thetruly
noble cause of temperane? . We hare heard
it asserted as a fixed truth~thatt4runkenness
is uncommon where wine * ,lentiful, anid
reeber very well that it benstated
that *iSen the fountains of ri'Mere 'fled
withe'iatead of aterfd'uting thbjeai
thisi N l6 jre e ma"