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JUNE 29, 1859. ---- ---
BY CEAS. xACKAY.
If fortane with asmiling face
Strews roses on your way,
When shall we stoop to pick them up?
.o-day, *sy love, to-day;
But.should she frown with.face of care,
And talk of ooming sorrow,
When shall we grieve, if grieve we must?
To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
If those who've wronged us own their faults,
And kindly pity pray,
When shall we listen and forgive?
To-day, my love, to-day ;
But if stern Jstiee urge rebuke,
And warmth from memory borrow,
When shall we chide, if chids we dare ?
To-morrow, love, To-morrow.
If those to whom we owe a debt
Are harmed unless we pay,
When shall we struggle to be just?
To-day, my Jove, to-day-; -
But if ouiiebtor fel our hope,
And pll his ruin thorough,
When:shall we weigh his breach of faith?
Totmorrow, love, to-morrow.
If Love estranged should once again
Her genial smiles display,
When shall we kiss her proffered lips?
To-day, my love, o-day;
But, if she would indulge regret,
Or dwell with by-gone sorrow,
When shall we weep, if weep we must?
To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
For virtuous acts and harmless joys
The minutes will not stay;
We've always time to welcome them
Ti-day, my love, to-day ;
But care, resentment, angry words,
And unavailing sorrow,
Come far too soon if they appear
To-morrow, love, to-morrow.
. * 0
Let's be Content.
Why murmur at your lot in life ?
Look upward, be a man!
Away with discontent and strife,
And do the-.best you can.
What,-ho' you have no broad green lands,
No coffers filled with gold ?
Health and strength, and honest hands,
Will yield you wealth untold.
Far better share the joys that fill,
The honest workman's breast,
The sleep that o'er his senses steal,
When nature claims her rest.
Tho' cares are on life's pathway set,
And sorrows spread around;
Rimember that where rank weeds giow,
A doweret oft is found.
Who, the, w d live in idleness,
When lbr health and pleasure ?
Let's be coteant, and Heaven will bless
Our works with loving measure.
JOE CHICKWEED'S COURTSHIP.
BY LOUIS r. BURDITT.
"I vow I" said Joe Chickweed, as he. stood
before the parlor mirror, putting the last
touch to his well-oiled hair, ' if I let this night
pass without finding out just how I stand
with Malinda Martin, then I'm a cow.' The
critter's always acted so pesky skittish there's
been no getting around her. I like her ad
she knows it, and i'm inclined to think she
likes me; but she likes more than one string
to her bow, and I ain't sure but she'd slip me
ayminute'if she could make a better bar
gmi. Maybe I'm doing her an injustice ; and
1hope I am ; but she acts sometimes 'tarnal
ly like a real coquette, and I don't know what
to miake of her. But to-nig'ht," he added, lit
ting an immensely high and immensely wide
brimmed hat upon his shining head, "to-night
I'll settle the matter-r'l cross the Rubicon,
if I get my boots full of water. Malinda aint
go adsek and I might do worse most
"Do tell, if it's come to that?" exclaimed
old Mrs. Chick Weed, who had entered theroom
unnoticed by her son, in time to bear his last
sentence-" well I've all along bad a notion
that you was aimin' in that ere direction."
Joe turned red from his cye-winkers to his
ankles, and looked very sheepish. He work
ed sery busily, too, for a few seconds, with
brushing some imaginary dust from a place
between the shoulders of his coat, which he
couldn't reach, but he said nothing.
U There aiut nothin' to beashamed on Joe,"
continued the loquacious old-lady, apparently
getly pleased at making the discovery she
h, " and you spoke Gospel truth when you
said you might do worse elsewhere. Malin
da's a nice gaL"
"Well," said Joe,. gaining some courage
from his moiher's manner, "i'm glad you
think so, for I'm bound to make here my
wife, if"- .'
"If what?7" asked the old lady.
" Well, if everything's favorable."
"Don't your fear anything' again it. You
em atdo duty, Joe, an dan's yourn.
"It's a fine farm, no mistake," said the
young man, earnestiy.
" No better farm of its size, in the whole
country, than the widow Martin's," said Mrs.
Chickweed, in an emphatic tone.
"No. I think not."
" And thenasee how it isstocked; two yokes
of the beat steers in all these parts, besides
their two horses; sayin' nothin' of the rest of
the-critters. And of course they will all go
with Malinda when the widder's dead, and be
fore, too-for you'll go right on to the farm
Ussoon as jou marry, and take charge of
U"It's a good.. opening, that's a fact," said
Joe; " but I put a higher value on Malinda
than all the property."
" And' wen you should ; though the farm
and fixins sint to be despised.
" Oh, I aint odeo to desp'se them."
Joe laughed indileft the room, and soon
afterhle left the'liouse, and made his way as
expeditely as the glooma*ould permit, to
wards the residence of the widow Martin. A
light was burning in the front room, but the
window cartains were closely drawn, so that
he could not get a view into the apartment as
he passed along the yard. He knocked at
the door, and was adnitted by the widow in
person, who, after enquiring benevolently, af
ter his health, ushed him into the parlor.
It was already occupied by two persons
Malinda and Reuben Sparks, the latter a
mgnan who recently returned to Spring
fid from California, and was looked upon
with special disfavor by the young farmer.
Joe was welcomed by the young lady, not
so cordially as formery and by no means so
cordially u Joe togthis due. He- was
*greet'lby Kfr. Sprsins asortof joking, don
*dsceundgj ~way, thtraised the ire inwardly.
liowrever, theseoaversation that followed waR
spiermly' agrlaile to all parties, and the
- iawose ~, gserUowmmewmtre8,
BgmkhasnimnuI htit was par
haps time for him to be returning, as it was
suite a little walk to the village. Malin.
a at once asserted that it was very early in
deed, and he should not think of leaving so
soon ; whereupon Mr. Sparks was induced to
remain a while longer, and Mr. Chickweed
was secretly enraged that Malinda should be
so taken up with the company of a young
California became the topic of conversation,
and Renbp Sparks shone brilliantly in his
descriptivi aceounts of the country, and what
-he had done there.
" Then you wern't in the diggins ?" en.
quired Joe, in response to something his rival
"By no means," replied- Sparks, loftily.
Ile digging to those - that were used to it.
I hadn't'a taste that way."
"Oh, then you stopped in town ?"
" Business, I spose, first rate there ?"
"Yes. A young man of talent will soon
engae himself in profitable-emplo .ent"
"Ten I 'sped' you must have one extra
ordinary we, said Joe, in-& tone he intended
should be ssrastie. -
" Oh," replied the, other, laughing in a
meaning way, and winking an eye at the
young lady, who appeared to " take," and en
joy it 16. "as for that matter, I can't
complain. I Iimproved my chances
I rather think I did. No, I don't complain,
by no means."
" Then why didn't you stay longer? You
warn't gone but a short time ; you should have
staid a year or two more, and made yourself
'Perhaps I am independent already. I say
perhaps. Of course I can't tell you the ex
act amount I made-that, I think, is quite
"And perhaps, too, there were attractions
in this part of the world as alluring as gold."
He looked knowingly at Malinda as he
a ke, and he gave her another wink, which
at young lady seemed to relish, though she
blushed and appeared wonderfully embar
rassed for a moment. Joe noticed what oc
curred, and didn't at all fancy the course af
fairs seemed to be sitting. He knew that he
should feel and appear peculiarly savage, if
he remained much longer, and so he hinted
that it was about time for him to be going,
and what qerved to enrage him more than
aught else, Malinda appeared to be of the
same mind, for she offered no objection. So
he took his hat and departed, with firmness
in his step and bitterness in his heart.
" I don't like the looks of things at all," he
mattered to himself as he walked on through
the dark; "she's altogether too tender with
that chap, to be agreeable to me. If he has
not turned her head, then there's a mistake
somewhere. I don't believe he has brought
money enough from California to buy a rope
to hang him. He's after the widder's farm
now, to make it up, I'll bet my hat. Yes,
air, he means to catch Malinda, and I've been
fool enough to wait all this time before com
ing to a final point. But perhaps it ain't too
late yet," he added, after a few moment's re
flecti6n; "maybe she'll consent to have me
yet, if I lose no time in asking her-I'll try it,
I vow I will. I'll go over again to-morrow,
and have the thing settled."
And having come to this conclusion, he
hurried forward, and soon after was dreaming
of Malinda Martin, the widow, himself, and
an infinite number of Reuben Sparks, who
were endeavoring to chase him up a steep
hill, and beating his brains out with bars of
Mrs. Chickweed was most anxious next
morning to learn from her son the result of
his mission to the window's, but Joe was silent
and pensive; avoiding his mother's eye, and
keepig away from the house as much as pos
sible. Late in the evening, he carefully dress.
ed himself in his best suit, and with a look of
determination stamped upon his features he
once more set out to visit the fickle Malinda.
He found her at home and alone..
" Hope rou spent an agreeable evening
yesterday,' remarked Joe, after he had pass
ed the usual compliments, and seated himself
near the young ld.
"Oh, yes, I did, I assure you," was the
rSparks I should say is a very enter
taining young man."
Joe didn't think any thing of the kind ; but
quite the contrary.
" He is, indeed," responded Malinda.
Joe looked anything but pleased at this
encomium on his rival, and sat for some mo
ments in utter silence. At length he turned
to the young lady and spoke:
" I came here last evening," he said, " with
the intention of speaking to you on a prticu
lar subject, but I found you so en ae that I
determined to call again to-night and so
" Here you are," said Malinda, smiling at
"Xes, here I am. And now that I'm here,
I'll tell you what I have come for. You know
I love y'ou. I told you as much more'n once,
and I've flattered myself thati wern't indiffer
ent to you. But now I wish you to tell me
if you really love me in return, and if I may
hope to make you my wife. Will you marry
Joe, having arrived at this important ques
tion, looked tenderly appealingly into her
face, and breathlessly awaited her reply. She
colored slightly and bent her eyes to the
"You are quite right," she said, " in sup.
posing that you were not indifferent to me,
"Then reall y very highly.
" Thn al myfears have beern groundless,"
uttered Jde, exultingly.
" But," continued the lady, "I cannot very
well grant your wish regarding"
" What ' cried Joe, his countenance sud
" I cannot very well marry you."
"And why can't you? I'd like to know
what'e to hinder your marrying me if you
think enough of me I"
" There is one reason in particular."
" What is it 7"
" i'm engaed to another."
Joe turne pae.
"Sparks," he cried-" tell me, is it Sparks ?"
" Well, and i it is"
"I know it. Blast him I I know what he
"I don't know, that Mr. Sparks has acted
in any way as lhe should not,"' remarked the
" e' cheatin' villian," replied Joe in
"dYoun'tl know him ; he's nothing of the
" It's you .that don't know him ; but you
will, before long. I've been deceived, and I aint
afraid to say so," continued he, snatching up
his hat ; " it's the money he pretends to have
that's lost me a wire ; but~ when yon want to
touch it, just as like as not you won't~be able."
He rushed from the house as he uttered
these -words, and hurried homeward. He
found his mother still up, and was eagrl in
terrogated by her as to the luck he hdmet
with. He told her all and little condolence
was she enabled to offer him return.
For two or three days following, Joe Chick
weed said very little and thought much. One
morning, he met his mother with a smiling
face and a sort of triumph in his look.: The
old lady was somewhat surprised at the sud
den change in her son's manner.
" Why, what on alhth'stheimatternow Joe?"
said she ;ahoieyoit,oint go ern" "
"Then what ails you?"
" Oh, I've got it all arranged at list-I've
got 'em now !"
"Who ? what?"
"Why, Malinda and that vagabond Reuben
Sparks-ba! haI I I'll surprise him."
" Oh, its all right," said Joe, laughingly.
I'll fix the sneaking critter."
"But how-how, Joe? Can't you speak
out ? What's got in the boy ?" criedthe old
lady, dying with curiosity to know what was
" ell, now I will tell you all about it," be
gan Joe, assuming a more sober tone.
"Well, I just wish you would."
"You know the widder has always favored
my keeping company with Malinda ?"
"And I do believe she is desperate down on
that feller, Sparks, coming into her family."1
"In that ce she wouldn't very willingly
let her property go into his hands.'
" But 'cording to the will of old Mr. Martin,
te property aint to go out of her hands till
" Just so-but Sparks would. have all the
benefit. And now I'm coming to the point
-it's just there rm going to floor Reuben
"Well, do let me hear."
"The widder Martin herself aint a bad
looking woman," Joe remarked, in a sort of
mysterious tone of voice, glancing up sudden
ly into his mother's face.
"No; but what's that got to do with the
matter ?" replied the old lady, impatiently.
" And she aint very old, neither," continued
he, with the same air.
"Why, she cant he more'n forty."
"So I should think; and she has a good
chance of livin forty more."
"Well, what of it ?"
"Just this," said Joe, leaning over to his
mother's ear-" I'll marry the widder I"
Mrs. Chickweed, expected as she was,
something startling, wasn't prepared for this.
She uttered an exclamation of unbounded
surprise, startled upward from her seat, and
then sank back and fixed her eyes with a va
cant stare upon her son's face.
" Well," said Joe, "I hope you don't see
anything agin it."
"No-no," stammered his mother, recover
ing somewhat from the shock she had re
ceived ; " but are you really in airnest, Joe
-will you marry the widder ?"
" To be sure I will, that's the whole of it.
I'm going up to see her this very day. I'll
marry her, if she'll have me, and be revenged
on Malinda for dotting me as she has for that
blasted Sparks. Ill teach 'em what's what."
Joe was as good ashis word. He sought
the widow and made his proposal. She was I
more astonished than she knew how to express,
but she was more gratified than astonished.
Fresh and fair as she was, considering her i
years, she had never given over the idea of I
winning another husband; but it had never t
ntered her head that she could procure so a
young and estimable a prize as Joe Chickweed. <
Joe made a special proviso in his proposal, 1
that they should be married privately the day I
before the marriage of Sparks with the widow's I
da -ghter and it should-be kept a. secret till
hat wedding' hal taken place. To this the x
widow readily agreed, although it was a hard <
task for her to restrain the enjoyment she ex
perienced and prevent the secret being dis- t
The evening before the nuptials of Sparks I
and Malinda at length arrived, and all the
preparations for the ceremony on the ensuing i
day were completed. When the darkness had
fairly set in, while Malinda was so occupied a
with the conversation of her soon-to-be ?us- t
band as to be completely oblivious to all else, I
Mrs. Martin cautiously left the house, and
meeting Joe near at hand, she hastened with
him to theresidence of the Chickweeds. The f
minister, who had been duly admonished to g
secrecy, was in attendance; and in less than c
balf an hour thereafter, Joe was married man, I
a~nd the na longer widow was on her way back
to her home--parting from Joe with a single,
but enormous ais, wit'h which he was content
to satisfy himself, considering what was to fol
Low from so doing on the morrow.
The wedding passed off next day to the en
tire satisfaction of all parties. The affair took
place in the morning, at the residence of the
bride, and at the hour of noon all the guests,
with the exception of Joe Chickweed, depar-t
ed. Why he remained so long, it puzzled
the newly married to surmise, as they had not
supposed he would he present at all. Joe
took it very easily, however, and seemed quite
embarrassed by the occasional bantering of
the happy ,Sparks.
"S'pose," said Joe, addressing himself to 1
the newly made husband, as they were assem
bled in the parlor together, "I a'pose you'll
take up your residence in the village rightt
aay-buy you a nice house and live fashion
"0O no," replied Mr. Sparks--"don't know ~
as I shall."
" What~ well, now, I cale'late you don't
have any idea of settling on a farm ?-you
ain't used to that work, you work."
" Don't know but I may," said Sparks, as
uiing a careless air and tone j" coming on
hot weather, you know, and living in town is
a bore in summer. Yes, I think I shall try a
country life for a while ; I aint in the beat of 1
health, and a farm life may improve me."
" Well," responded Joe, deliberately, "can't I
ay that i'm sorry you're going to stay with
us. I think myself that it would be to your I
benet to work on a farm forsa while ; and I
we'll try to make it as comfortable for you as I
Mr. Sparks looked at him; they then look. t
ed at one another and langed
'-No doubt," remarked M. Sparks, " you'll<
make a very agreeble neighbor--very agree
"Oh, we'll he nearer than neigbosa good 1
sight-of course we will," said Jeglancing I
with a look of intelligence towards teformer a
Again Mr. and Mrs. Sparks glanced at one
another, but this time they didn't laugh.
" What do you mean ?" they asked, simul. a
" Oh, excuse me ; I forgot that you didn't
know what transpired. The factis, the widow
here and myself, taking a mutual liking to
each other, were marrned last night I We
should have invited you to the wedding, but
we knew you were engaged"
" What! married I" cried Mr. Sparks, spring-,
ing to his feet, while a look of horror over- I
spread his features. His wife sat pale as ae
ghost, utterly unable to speak a word.
" Certainly, married," said Joe, coolly.
" Is this so ?" he inquired, turning to the
"You may rely upon all he says," she re
" Then I have been swindled-imposed up-t
on-deceived. And you knew of this also,
nd led we on I" he continued, in a violent
tone, addressing his wife. "iou worked to
net me, while this infernal cheat gets all the
"No-its not so I" exclaimed Malinda, I
bursting into tears; "I knew nothing of it;
and thought you married me for myself; and
not for my money-you pretended to have I
enough of that yourself."
Reuben Sparks smiled a sickly and scorn
" Its even as I thoughit; his money's so
deep in the bank, that he'l'never be able to
dig it out," remarked Joe.
"Yon scheing rascal1".apedl Sparks,
loingas if it wouldbe pleasantto eat hun
--enl===p bdy and beam
"Oh, fire away l it don't hurt any; and
got a long lease of the farm."
"You scoundrel" '
"And the horses and steers."
"Oh, you miserable cheat I" C
"And the fixins generally."
"Fool !" 'C
"And moreover," continued Joe, assum' o
i more sober and sterner tone, and grasp p
sparks firmly by the collar as he spo
' among other things I've got a word or b
>f advice for you. iou matried Malhnfla
'he expectation of steppin intoasnug
property, palming yoursl off as a man: M
neans to accomplish your end. You r
eal schemer, but a part of your scheme
ailed. Take my advice, and it will be
with you: use your wife as you know
ihould-go to work like a man-and strive
:e an honest one. And finally, don't let
ear you make use-of any more such
ions as you just now bestowed on me, or
hrash you within an inch of y6ur life I"
nember, added Joe, giving him a shake, as
errier would a rat, "you're my son no
cording to law, and you must have a lig
ihow of respect for your father.
Reuben Sparks seemed to come at once
its senses, and after a little reflection concl,
led that the advice he had received was, apo.
he whole, the best he could act uln; an e
or many a year thereafter Joe hickwe
ooked upon him as a most valuable assistan
From the Charleston Courier.
Little Sidney's Grave.
A funeral train is slowly wending its way
long the road leading to the Cemetery.
* * * * * * **
The solemn tolling of bells announces that
he procession is entering the gates, and an
>ther new inhabitant is about to be added .
he roll of " The City of the Silent." -
Here and there, a solitary mourner-som
imes a group, may be seen, weeping over;a
reshly raised mound, or g a flower at
t foot while the brief let near by, with'
ts simple but expi sive inscriptioni-" Our
ather," "Our Mo. her," "Our Babe," an
0 on, through all the sweet and tender rela'
ions of life, tells the cause of their tears, aid
he object of these delicate memorials to the
And now, the new-comers are gathere
round an open grave, the accustomed rites;
ave been performed, and the body is about
o be "cokimitted to the ground, earth to
arth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust." Those
rho were nearest and dearest to the beloved 1V
e are bending over to take their last look
tpon him on earth. Their young bosoms.
iave been made to feel the deepest pang of
xistence. Their dreams of hope have been
>ighted by afflictions' heaviest frowns. The
orld seems to them a dark and barren waste.
hey think now, in their loneliness, as they.
a the sweet associations connected with
his youthful object of their cares and afleo- -
ions, that there cannot be in this wide. globe
, solitary spot where a balm of consolation
an be found for their wounded spirits. Oh!
rho among the saddened spectators'does not
ng to whisper a word of sympathy an
indness to those bereaved hearts? ,,
At length the last .dbdtlh. .been
ipon the mound that covers all that remaiAs a
f "Our LiLe Sidney."- IS
Each mourner now steps forward, and amid di
he deep silence that pervades the group, ten- le
erly places a wreath or a flower upon the cl
ireast of the gentle sleeper. pi
Could anything be more touching-more ti
The calm stillness that reigns around-the w
inging of the birds-therippling of the wa- a<
era, are all types of the tranquil rest upon G
rhich the loved one has entered-the music &
f the harps of the angels who are welcom- si
g their guests to their blessed abodes-the 1,
Dntains of joy and happiness which are in al
tore for him, when He who "took the little y
hildren in his arms and blessed them," calls fi
iim to receive His blessing also. 01
These floral emblems on his grave, now so e
resh and fragrant, will perish, but the wreath- a'
rhich " the children's friend" shall place fe
round this infant's brow, will be never- i
Here is the healing balm which'earth can
tot afford. Bleeding hearts will look in vain
or it to any transitory source. When the
clols of our bosoms 'are thus torn from us,
his world would, indeed, be "a barren waste," di
rere such a solace as this denied us.m
" A higher power than earth knows best e2
rhat is good for us, if we would only try to w,
ealize it." These words came from the lips ve
f one of the mourners at this solemn scene. U
Lay the same happy thought bring consola-- er
ion to them all. o
* * * * * * * di
" The little boy that died" is now beyond ,st
he reach of " the insatiate archer." He has -yt
saped the storms and the tempests of life. tli
[is was but a brief visit to earth, the limit -t
o which has quickly expired. n
" He took the eup otf Life to sip- c
BThe bitter 'twas to drain- l
Thnmeekly put it from his lips, ti,
And to sleep agvain !" C LAU DE. T
Study iPromotive of JJealth.
Professor Pierce, of Harvard College, lately ~
tated fact. which show that the scholars who f
ave distinguished themselves have, on an
verage, lived longer than those of indifferent T
It is an unquestionable fact that literary ~
,d scientific pursuits are, of themselves, pro- ei
otive of health, We are always amused to
ear young men and school-'glrle talk of having
jured their constitutione, or destroyed a
heir, health by hard study. Study is not
nswerable for the mischief. Listless poring
'ver books is not study. Study implies vigor
'us exercise of the mnental faculties, which is
nompatable with prolonged dreaming overe
ooks. When the mind relaxes its efforts, in- '
ermits attention, the student should leave Y
tudy and betake himself to either play or dt
physical labor-he should rest the mind and
xercise the body.. mn oy ein~
Nor is the gorging of the intorpeio h
tudy j it gives neither depth of 'cholars hip h
tor ichness of wisdom-promotes neither b~
iealth nor life. Epcially is this detrimen- h
al when accompaie, as is usually the case a
rith students, habit of free eating, suffi- h
Lent of themsele to ruin the health of those
vn who are habituated to out-of-door exer
ise. It is bad habits, and not study, which
uin the health of students. Contemplate 0b
irke White, boasting that he was dying over-h
is books ; then turn to Walter Scott, hale and
Id, with his immensa amount of literary
abor, giving his afternoons to out-of-door ex
reise, like a man of sound sense!i Which
resent. the true example ?
Think of it, dyspeptic student, and blush e
Sr shame, as you ought, that your unjustifla- 0o
le habit. have ruined your health. But, in
be name of justice, make not study a scape- ~
;oat foryour sins! l
Before us is a feeble specimen of a man, "
rho has dragged his existence through the
inter in a state of semi-stupidity, unable to a
tudy, as he says; yet thrice a day, at table, i
ie does the work of a healthy man. Thus he*
tsea up his remaining life-energies in dispo
ing of the excess of food which he puts into tI
us stomach, gradually, but surely, exhausting tI
us vitality to gratify his palate. This is not vi
tudy, it is animal indulgence.-Life Illus- ni
Some one -blamed Dr. Marsh -for changing t:
rii mind. "Well," said he, .".that is the it
1r-ence between a man and a jackass; the k
ckais can't change his niind, and the nman t<
In June,'1800, a battle was fought at this
Lmq point,. between the Austrians and the
rench, immediately after Napoleon, as First
onsul, had made his triumphal entry into
[Man. To refresh the memory of all, the
harlestonif.Jfercu-f/-re-publishes the account
F this battle from Abbott's History of Na
" Napoleon was fully aware that a decisive
ttle would soon take place. Melaswas rapidly,
om all points, concentrating his army. The
Ilowing laconic and characteristic order was
sued by the First Consul to Lannes and Mu
Lt.: " Gather your forces at the river Stra
illa. On'the 8th or 9th at the latest, you
ill havoeon your hands fifteen' or eighteen
iousand Austrians. Meet them and cut
iem to pieces. It will be so imany enemies
ss upon our hands on the day of the deci
ye battle we are to expect with the entire
any of Melas." The prediction was true.
n Austrian force advanced, eighteen thou
d strong. Lannes met them upon the
aid of Montebello. They were strongly
sted, with .batteries rangAd upon the hill
des, which swept the whole plain. It was
the utmost moment that this body should
prevented from combining with the other 1
st foces of the Austrians. Lannes had but
yht thousand men. Could he sustain the I
3equal c'nflict'for a few hours, Victor, who
as some miles in the rear, could come up
ith a reserve of four thousand men. The t
rench soldiers, fully conscious of the odds
ainst which they were to conteud, and of
te.carnage into the midst of which they
pre plunging, with shouts of enthusiasm
ished on their foes. Instantaneously a storm
grapeshot from all the batteries swept
rough his ranks. Said Lannes, "I could
ar the bones crash in my division, like glass
a hail storm." For nine long hours, from
even in the morning till eight at night, the
rrid carnage continued. Again and again
to mangled, bleeding, wasted columns were
Blied to- the charge. At last, when three
ousand Frenchmen were strewn dead upon
te ground, the Austrians - broke and fled,
aing also three thousand mutilated corpses
rd six thousand piisoners behind them. Na, 1
)Ieon, hastening to the aid of his lieutenant,
ived upon the field just in time to see the .
ttle won. He r9de up. to Itannes. The
trepid soldier stood in the midst of mounds
the dead-his sword dripping with blood
his, exhausted hand-his face blackened
th powder and smoke-and his uniformi
lied and tattered by the long and teri-ific t
rife. Napoleon'silently but proudly smiled *i
on the heroic general, and forgot not his 4
ward. From this battle Lannes received I
title of Duke of Montebello, a title by
hich his family is distinguished to the pres. I
THE SECRETARY,.OF THE InTERIOR ON THE I
6AvE TRADEL-During his visit to North t
roina, Secretary Thompson thus expressed I
mself concerning-the idea of opening the f
ve trade: .I
a In my own State a class of restless re- I
iaers have started a movement which de- I
ands the re-opening of the foreign slave
dNOPae" fif'crhmsd .1
o, at the urgent instance. of the Southern I
rtes, prohibiting the slave trade, have been I
scovered to be unconstitutional, and their I
nger continuance on the statute book, it is I
aimed, is destructive of the progress and
'osperity of the South. In the advocacy of
tis new theory some able men have enlisted;
it I do not believe there is one among them
ho believes the ends he aims at can ever be I
iomplished while the Union lasts; and
od forbid that a movement fraught with j
ci unnumbered curses upon the South c
ould ever succeed! But suppose the de- t
and is made upon Congress to re-open the (
ive trade, and Congress should refuse to '
eld to the demand, shall the South, taking I
e at the refusal, strike for disunion ? For I
te, I shall oppose the re-opening of the for.
n slave trade, in the Union or out of it ;r
id when that movement is made, which I 1
ar not, you may run up the stars and stripes,
will rally under that flag. In North Care- I
a, in that day, I do not believe there will
To say that smoking in moderation, like
inking wine in moderation, tends to destroy
id and body, would be to assert what the
:perience of three-fourths of the civilized
yrld is opposed to. But no one who is con- I
rsant with disease Cant doubt for a moment I
at smoking to excess, or immoderately,
ida in destruction of mind or body. Some<
the revelations on 'this subject are star.
n. Some young men still in their teensi
aoke forty or fifty eigars daily. Some
ung gentlemen of rank have assured me
at at college they have smoked from live in I
e afternoon until three or four in the mor
ng for weeks together.' T1he elfect of ex
sai've smoking is to depress the circulation,
o heart becomes weak, irregular in its ac. I
n, and the pulse is scarcely to be felt.J
e patient becomes frightened, and loses
solution ; once a bold rider, he cannoti
omnt hisq horse ; a carriage passing him
pidly in the street alarms him; his appetitet
us him; his mind fills with horrors imagin- I
crimes and imaginary punishments.
is state of things sometimes continues for<
irs. At lengt the patient dies often,
try often, sudenly. The case is cxplam-n.
. The muscular structure of the eat t
'that organ which is to distribute strength<
id power to every part of the sytemn ,is lm.
irfect ln its action:i the left side Ia tim, anid
some case in which sudden' death has oc
rred, there is little more than a strip of
uscular fibre left on that side.. Excessive
oking is a new vice. How many young
en at school and college used to smoke fifty
rs ago ? Some half-a-dozen., How many. ~
enow The answer is legion. Boys of
relve years old are seen early .in the mor
ng walking the streets with cigars in their
oaths. Youths have consulted me who
wye just- come from the new schools, now
,led colleges, 'confessing that they have
ten in the habit of smoking constantly, .
id these are lads just hoping to begin the
isiness of life.-Leter by Dr. Seymoar upon
Pri vate Luatic Asylums.,,
TH PRasIDEc..-A movement in favor E
Governor Wise for the Presidency, hias i
ten started by a number of his Democratic I
ends in Philadelphia. A meeting for the i
irpose of consolidating this movement was t
tld on Thursday, which, says the Press, I
a respectable, expectant, harmonious, en
usiastic and sanguine. The Presidlential c
uvass may be considered open, though only c
t candidate has been thus far brought out. 'J
Enter Bridget with the mistress's favorite ,
odle wringing wet: " How is this, Brid
it ?How came Fido to get so very wet?"
An' faith, mom. an' it war little Tommy
at had the tinj baste lashed to the end of
pole, and was washing the winders wid
A DUTCn S~R.- Vell, lasht night vashi
e vort as never vash. I tought to go down s
e hill to mine house, but no sooner did I y
th, den de faster I stand still, for the'dark- e
ise was so tick dat I coot not stir it miti
ino poots, and de rain, dunder and blitzen, 3
more than tree minute nmy akin yas vet
oo to mine cdo's. But after von little vile:
stopped quittin' to rain something; so I 1
ep feelikaldey long; and venlI ome i
p m ine own house to valk in, vat you tink?
From te ifienmond :spaten.
Interesting War Items.
From the foreign papers by the Europa we
make up the following summary of interesting
teins. A letter describes
The French lospitals.-A grey bearded
Piedmontese came up after the bat tle of Mon.
ebello to see his son, wounded by a ball in
.he hand. As he left the house where the
roung horseman had been carried, he was
isked about the wound. "Nothing but a
icratch," said he-" would have his wrist am
sutated." This is the language of the old
Iomans. This ardor, dash, and strong will,
mergetic and cool, will show you with what
mpetuosity the war will be waged. It seems
is if each soldier who bears on his cap the'
rhite cross of the I ouse of Savoy, had a per
ional quarrel to avenge; it is not the fighting
f an army, but of a nation.
The Austrian Colonel that was made pri.
oner is dead. They say that the Emperor,
rho went to see him through courtesy, recog.
i-ed him. The Colonel had last year been
resented by M. De. Hubner at the Tuilleries.
trange fortune-the ambassador is gone, his
laughter has b:come a French woman,and
he Colonel has found his death at Monte
I have seen some of our wounded at the
iospital of St. Catharine. They are well cared
or. A Gallic gaiety helps.them to sustain
hese nursery consequence of battle; those of
hem who arc less dangerously wounded, find
trength enough to make jokes, and their
omrades smile. There is a corporal of Vol
igeurs, who has a marvellous gift of loquaci
y; he would certainly have been a feuille
Dnsite if he had not been a corporal. As
oon as he opens his mouth every body listens
a silence. All these stories invariable com
uiences with the words, " Once upon a time."
This once upon a time has power to suspend
11 communication and all griefs. How many
omancers can boast of as much? There is
omething touching in the silence and attention
fthese poor soldiers as their languishing heads
re turned towards the narrator. One
alf smiles in advance like a child who is about
D listen to a story that he knows by heart,
at always charms him ; another suppresses a
igh; another opens wide his eyes which un
er the veil of suffering a spark seems to light
My Corporal has a Tyrolean bullet in his
boulder I-a mere nothing he says.
It was a sad sight when the w.. unded arrived
,t the railroad station. It was at night and
he hall was lighted by torches from each
Vagon were taken out indistinct forms; some
tiif and led by the arm, others animnated.
very soldier who could walk, made it a point
f honor to keefrhis knapsack and gun. They
roudly stood up resting on their guns, wait
ug for the car. ' The silence was deep-not a
ry, not a murmur. To see those immovable
aen you would have thought they came from
promenade; but here there was a capote
LiI of holes, there a lither strap had lost its
ruier color, or perhaps a kepi ill concealed
, spotted bandage ; or further off was a hand
erehief wrapped around a leg that trembled a
ittle, or sustained- an arm.
Agrenadier was- leaningn.t the wall,.
is gun,-and his head dows. He had Iur
rounds, and never spoke of them. A Serjeant
lajor had sixteen. The Emperor has taken
is name. Other wounded men sent from
roghera arrived at Alessandria to-day. The
%dies of the town and neighborhood have sent
a masses boxes of oranges.
As to lint, for the last three months they
av prepared mountains of it everywhere.
Popular 01pinion in England.-The London
)aity KNees says: " The war on the Po is
ften spoken of as if it were waged for dynas.
y purposes, to put this man on the thrane of
eutral Italy, or that other on the thrune of
aples. But does any one suppose that the
-tiperor having pledged the power of France
efore all Europe to the cause of Italian In
ependence, any government which, in the
sutation of events, might succeed him, would
e able to abandon the work ? If the comeple
e Paris were to ascend the throne to-morrow,
is first act would most likely be -to send
,no her corpad'anneeto Italy. The Emperor's
trength lies in the cause he has so ostensibly
spoused. The nation inay tire of a war in
hichit is to gain nothing but glory, but no
overnment canm afford to take lower ground
han that which the Emperor has occupied.
nud as in France, so in Europe. A war of
ggressiou of the old Napoleonic type would
ave at onwce banded all Europe against
~rnce. But in every cotuntry on the U'onti
eut, even in Germany, wvhere the Anti-Gulli
an spirit la nourished by the memory of old
rrongs, men feel that Louis Napoleon has put
imself in a position morally unassailable."'
.Karrow escape of Napoleon.-[ n his visit
o the field of battle at Montebello the Em
eror Napoleon narrowly eseaped being made
risoner. lie had pushed on as far as tCasteg
io, and was observing witht his telescope
he. movemeInts of -the enemy between ihr
ianello and the Portico del Stella upon the
o, whon suaddenmly a detachment of Austrians
resennted themuselves beforec hinm, only two
undred paces distant. Whether they had
st their way or whether they had advanced
hus fair from mere hiardlihood, cannot be tol;
ut it is probable that the latter supposition
s correct, in as much as tihe advancedl posts
if the Austrians are much more energetic
and daring than those of the Franco-Sardini
as. Directly, hiowerer, the Emperor saw
hem, he changed color, threw away c'gar,
irove thme epuirs into his horse's flanks, anid
piloped bauck to Voghera at a pace which
rould have done honor to the winner of the
&lf &acrifice qif a Eoldken-(Jeneral de
ionnar., whose chivalric courage lha been so
uch admired, says a Turin letter, was on
he point of being killed by an Austrian
basseur, who was takiog aim at him with
is rifle. A soldier, seeing the danger, dash
d forward and himself received the ball, and
ll severely wounded, well satisfied howvever,
rith having saved the life of his commander.
his soldier was one of the Lombard volun
eers, the Marquis Fadmni. He is now at
roghera, but his wound excites serious un
A letter from Marengo of the 29th uilt.,
ys: Two grenadiers of the guard having
ntered a store room and filled their canteens
ith wvine from a cask in which they bored a
ole, the Emperor has punished them by de
riving them of the honor of taking part in
he campaign, and has sent them back to
'rance to the depot of their regiment This
unishment has been announced in an order
f the day from Marshal Vaillant, and has
reated a great sensation among the troops.
he health of the troops continues satisfacto
y. This is owing to their being in good
pits and abundantly fed.
Anecdote of Gen. 'Iwiggs.
The New Orleans correspondent of the New
ork Herald tells the following anecdote on
There is but one instance known, I believe,
s which the old veteran was out-generaled,
nd as this is quite amusing, I will give it to
ou. Gen. Twiggs is a strict disciplinarian
d metes out the justice of army regulations
ith but slight tempering of mercy. A few
ears ago a private of dragoons, whose cgm-.
any was stationed at San Antonio, incurred
,"nishment provided for an offence he had
en guilty of, and vowed to wreak his spite
pa the commander-himnself. .With.a correct
ausght into the General's character, he aelec
ed the In..er..t posit fr, li thrunt ne
nigas no stoie into xwigg atMes With n
razor, and shaved his favorite charger as clean
as dressed leather. No signs of the rage thui
mean action would naturally create were ob
servable next day in the countenance of Gen.
eral Twiggs, but before night he had discov
ered and clearly implicated the guilty party.
Arresting the soldier himself, he conveyed
him to the stall from which the barbarously
used animal had been taken, and - securelv
fastened him with a halter to the rack,.which
was plentifully supplied with hay and oats,
but contained not a scrap of army biscuit or
a drop of grog. For two days the soldier sub
sisted upon this fare, until it might have been
supposed he was transmitted into a eintaur at
least, and the poor fellow was the subject of
endless camp jokes and merriment. On thv
third evening. Gen. Twiggs re-entered the stall,
and with his same stern, immovable expres
sion of features, quietly stroked and patted the
shoulders of the amateur barber, exclaiming
"Woa, Charley I there, Charley I stand still.
sir l" The soldier thought to himself this was
"addin insult to injury," but it was such t.
capital Joke, it would be unkind in him not
to- aid the veteran joker in carrying it out.
So neighing and snorting, in true equin<
style, he commenced frisking about and the:.
"kcked up behind," in such a vigorous man
ner, one of his heels was planted in the Gen
eral's abdomen, and the old man bent over
speechless. As soon as he could recove,
breath, he called out, " Sergeant, sergeant,"
and as his orderly came running in, the horse
man trembled at the thoughts of what might
result from his friskiness. ."Sergeant," gasp
eOr the General, "set this man loose. He
would rather be a horse than a white man, by
Politics and Morals.
A great many men draw a wide distinction
between politics and morals-between moral
honesty and political honesty. It is a very
common remark that A is a very good, hon.
east, clever fellow, but that he is unscrupulous
We have always been wholly at a loss to
know how a man can be considered dishonest
and at the same time an honest man; how he
can be a truthful man, and yet about many
things you cannot rely upon a word he says.
It is no doubt true that there is many a man
who will not steal a horse, but will steal a
coat. He might not steal a grindstone be.
cause he might have no use for it, or because
he might not be willing to incur the risk of
detection, who would, without any hesitation,
steal a pair of shoes. So a man might some
times tell ihe trnth when there was no temp
tation to tell a lie, and yet might lie upon the
smallest inducement. Now it were just as
well to say in the one case that the 'man who
will not steal a grindstone but steals the shoes
is an honest man,.as to say. that a man who
is dishobest in politics is an honest -man.
A man who will wilfully misrepresent and
traduce his neighbor, to'affect an election, will
do it at any other time or in any other way, if
he has a purpose to accomplish by it. It is
true that men.very often justify themselves by
saying that we must fight the devil with fire;
but it is a very foolish saying -and a worse
awh f l -is
become the more case hardened devil of
The country is suffering very greatly in its
morals from this feeling which can tolerate a
system of politics in which good morals are
disregarded, and, indeed, considered an in
cumbrance. No man can be a pure and truth
ful man who habitually and systematically re
sorts to falsehood and misrepresentation for
any lurpose; and it is a fearful thin, when
the tone of morals of the country is so low'
and its moral taste so perverted that those
who are considered the best men of the coun
try cannot only tolerate it in others, but re
sort to it themselves.
The cawse is a )ad one which cannot in a
good state of society he better supported by
truth than by falsehood, and that country and
people 'fre wofully depraved when falsehood
can effect more than truth.
Hie would 1)e a very had man who would
never tell the truth at all, or who would steal
every thing on which he could lav his hands,
or who would wantonly infiet injury upon
any body and every thing with which I~e camfe
Lying and fraud and misrepresentation in
politics, are just as criminal as in any thing
else, and just as degrading and corrupting to
those who engnge in them.
It is hl'igh time that there should be reform
in these things and reform, like charity, begins
best at home, though there is no necessity that
either shall end there. Itf every man will
begin there, a great deal will soon be effected.
We have no security that we can reform others,
but evcry man can do something in the way
of. reforming himnself.-Corner Stone.
In a religious cxcitement, recently in Bos
tont, aL perFson met a Christian neighbor, who
took him by the hand, and said: " I have be
conmc a Christian." "You are a Christian,
then, all at once," said the other, "you pro
fessi to act strictly on Christian principles. I
am glad of it. I congratulate you. Suppose
we now have have a settlement of our little
accounts between, us. Pay mec what thou
owest." "No," said the new-born child of
grace turning on his heel; " religion is reli
gion, and busineas is business."
Gen. Sam Houston is a candidate for Gov
ernor of Texas, in opposition to Goy, Thun.
nells. In the folloiwing brief note, htecocepts
Inm'lunixes, June 3, 185,-Geo. Wi.
Pasebal, Esq,-Dear' Bir. On yesterday I
yielded my own inclinations to the wishes o'f
my friends, and concluded, if elected, to serve
the people.as Executive of the State. The
COnstitution and the Union embrace the'
principles by which I will be governed,. if
elected. They comprehend all the old Jack
son National Democracy I ever possessed or
oficially practiced. I am thine truly,
A FROG IN TUE STOxACH THREE YEAs.
A son of Mr. Charles Davis, residing in
Gould's Court, leading from Montgomedy,
near Light street, has caused the family great
uneasiness for three years past in conse
quence of his being subject at times, for
hours together, to spasms and terrible fits.
Physicians were consulted, but all their in
vestigations failed to reveal the causes that
produced the malady. Yesterday afternoon,
about three o'clock, when entering the house
the lad-was seized with the symptoms of his
malady, and, in a fit of retching, threw up
upoo the floor a live frog, about two inches
in length. The frog hopped gaily about the
floor until secured by the family. Instant
relief was experienced bythe lad. His natme
is William Davis ; and he is about ten years
of age He has no recollection of the time.
the fro was taken into his stomach, but his
father tinks it wasaswallowed. with his drink
about three years ago,-when he was first af'
flicted with fits.-Baltimore Sun.
A FORTUNATE MfAN.-A correspondent of
the New York Spirit of the Times, writing
from Bewleyville, Ky., &ays:
About twelve months, ago a young man in
this county, Breekinridge, got married and
-:ent to house-keeping. In a short. time lils
mare had twin colts; not long after, his cow
had twins; this spring, all his owes, six in
number, had twins; and now we are told hi&
wfe has twins-a fine boy. -and girl-both otf
which are doing well All this took place in
uorresponaence o cite roufnern apuss.
The associational Bible Society, had a meet
ing with the Gilgal Church, on Friday before
the 5th Lord's day, in May last. Was called
to order by the President, Rev. W. P. Hill,
and contincued in session two days. -
Pursuant to appointment the President 'ad
dressed the church, society, and con 'on,Z4
on the Sabbath at 11 o'clock, from Ju
"I have a message from God to thee.". His
remarkewere directed severall tothe youth,
the unconcerned, the aged and hoary headed,
and finally to the church.
The'congregation which was large and seri
ous were so impressed- with the objects had
in view by the Society thit at the conclusion
of the exercises fifty dollars were promptly
given for the cause.
One vdnerable Brother, Rev. Z. Watidns,
the colporteur of the Society, was - present
and was to have preached on Sabbath after
noon, but was preventedby illhealth: Brother ,
Hill by the solicitation of-our pastor,: D.#.
Brunson,- again occupied the pulpit *ika
preached with earnestuess to a serious'and
attentive audience; at the close of the-eor
cises, many of us felt that it was goodthat
we were present*and the occasion will doubt -
less be long remembered by all.
The next meeting -of the Socit will be
with our Brethern of the Edgefle -village
church, on Friday before the 5th Sabbat In
October next. Rev. J. M. Chiles was ap
pointed to preach before the Society on Sab
bath morning. at-ll'o'clock.
JOHN LAKE, Sec'ry, pro tem
June 1st, 1859.
Additional Interesting DIetail by the
NrW YORK-; June 20.-Additonal inter
esting details of foreign news, received by
the Anglo-Saxon at Quebec, are-a nded.
It appears that on -the 4th- of My, the
French crossed the Ticino, at-Turbico. -'The
Emperor, In a dispatch to Paris, says the pas
sage over the river was well executed, though
the enemy were present in great force, and
offered determined resistance. 'During two
hours, and unsupported the Im'perial Guird
sustained the shock of the enemy. In the
meantime, Gen. McMAso. took 06ssession of
the town of Magenta. After several sangui
nary conflicts,- the enemy were successfully
It is .stated that the Austrians, in-their
precipitation in evacuating Milan, left a large
portion of their cannon and treasprebehind.
The Empeyor, in his dispatch,. furthersays,
that the. French Sardinian forces.had takep
twelve thousand stand of Austrian muskets.
The municipality of Milan hWd presented
a congratulatory address to Victor Emmanuel,
in the presence of the Emperor of the French.
The King, -it was announced, would enter
Milan on Tuesday.. -
The Austrian official bulletin says the.con
flict vas very desperate between the first.and
thirdicorps and. the enemy, vhich latter was
in considerable. force. The contest was un
decided, and continued until'$unday.. Our
troops threw themselves on the enemy ith
-ador and perseveranO worthy of he ars,
A Vienna dispaisnm tte Fralrtil rs.
says that through the opportune arrival of
Count Clam Gallas' corps, the-Austrians were
victorious after a hot fight, -and -the-French
were compelled to retreat back over the Tici
The London Times says there lad been
severe fighting at Buffalora, with changing
successes, and that battle continued until late
at night, and operations were resumed the
next day at Magenta. Five Austrian corps
were finally engaged. in the - afternoon the
Austrians took a flank position between Ab
biate Crasso and Biiasco.
The Timcev says, editorially, that the fight
appears to be undecided, but the French seem
to bave the best of it, and in the absence of
late telegraphic intelligence via Paris, the in.
dications are noit favorale of French suc
The London Adcartiser says, it is rumored
that government dispatcheshavebeen receited
froznthe British Minister at Vienna, announ
cing an Austrian victory.
The opinion is strengthening in London
that the F rench were defeated, although the
rapid movements of the allies, across the
Ticino, compelled the Austrians to accept the
The Emperor Napoleon was present at the
battle, but did not take the commiand.
Marshal Valliant has been superceded by
Marshal Itaudon; and General Hlorewra'has
ha'n appointed provisionally Minister of
Giencral Neill and Count McMaoN are
reported to have been wounded in theslate
Glen. Garribpildi, it is reported, has left
Lecco, and D'Urran ha~s retreated to Monia,
where' Garribaldi, it is believed,.- is' on the
In the British Parliament, Mr. D'Israeli
has announced that the reform question will
be postponed until the next session.
The foreign policy of the English govern
ment will be for peace.
Kossuthi was annonsac.'l to leave England,
on the 7th of May, for 1 urn y, with three hun
dred of his countryzaitn, iniu had returned
from the United States.
It was much feared that theo Fr'ench crops
had been damaged bythe prevailing rains.
Blnron Gortsobakof had Issuoda circular to
the envoys of Russia, at all the Courts of
Germuany, declaring that If' Germany~ aided
Austria, the political equilibrium ot Europe
would be destroyed.
Dispatches from Darmstadt say that the
President, and both branches of' the legisla'
tore, .had made speeches in favor- of war
against Napoleon. -
GEORGIA PENITEN.TAaR.-There are at
present, we learn, in this institution, two
hundred and thirteen convicts-forty of them
having been committed to It within the pro
sent year. This Is a larpe number than has
ever been in It at one tame before. .The in'
crease of crime, it would seem, has inspired
the several courts with a determinatinn. to
try the certaint of punishmentrath'er than .
clemency, to brn about a sound state of
GR EENvILL.-We are indebted to Oliver
Barrett, Esq., - who has juht finished taking
the census of our town for the following
-statement, showing the number of -inhabi
tants-exclusive of free persons of color:.
Total............... ... .210
YoaRvmLE.-We are lhdebth t Mr.
James MI. Lindsey, the census-taker of our
District, for the following~ statement of the
white inhabitants of Yorkville:
gg " Loan i4 Mm. Partlngton, "what
monsterS thes uottonflan ers .met ..a
tol sme onb 'ema li2ide s9 h r
hard times. It conisti of ten Saber. waS