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DIVORCE OF JOSEPHINE.
BY RET. JOHN S. C. A3DOTT.
Na leon had become very strongly at
tach to his little grandchild, the son of Hor
tense, and of his brother, Louis, the King of
Holland. The boy was extremely beautiful,
and developed all those noble and spirited
traits of character which delighted the Em
peror. Napoleon had apparently determined
to make this young Prince his heir. This
was so generallithe .understanding. both in
France and in Holland, that Josephine was
quite at ease, and serene days again dawned
upon her heart.
Early in the spring of 1807, this child, upcn
whom such destnes were depenaing, then five
years of age, was seized suddenly and violent
ly with the croup, and in a few hours died.
The blow fell upon the heart of Josephine
with most appalling power. Deep as was her
grief at the loss of the child, she was over
whelmed with uncontrollable anguish in view
of those fearful consequences, which she shad
dered to contemplate. She knew that Napo
leon loved her fondly. But she also knew the
strength of his ambition, and that he would
make any sacrifice of his affections, which, in
his view, would subserve the interests of his
power and his glory. For three days she shut
herself up in her rcom, and was continually
bathed in tears.
The sad intelligence was conveyed to Napo
leon, when he was far from home, in the
midst of the Prussian campaign. He had
been victorious-almost miraculously victo
rious-over his enemies. He had gained ac
cessions of power, such as in the wildest
dreams of youth he had hardly imagined.
All opposition to his sway was now apparent
ly crushed. Napoleon had become the Crea
tor of Kings, and the proudest monarchs of
Europe were constrained to do his bidding.
It was in an hour of ex'ltation that the mourn
ful tidings reached him. He sat down in
silence, buried his face in his hands, and for a
long time seenied lost in the most painful
musings.. He was heard mournfully and
anxious'y to repeat to himself, again and
again. "To whom shall I leave all this ?"
The struggle in his mind between his love for
Josephine, and his ambitious desire to found
a new dynasty, and to transmit his name and
fame to all posterity, was fearful. It was
manifest in his pallid cheek, in his restless
eye, in tb loss of appetite and of sleep. But
the stern will of Bonaparte was unrelenting
in its purposes. With an energy, which the
world has never seen surpassed, he had cho
sen his part. It was the purpose of his soul
-the lofty purpose before which everything
had to bend-to acquire the glory of making
France the most illustrious, powerful and hap
py nation earth had ever seen. F.or this he
was ready to sacri6ce comfort, ease, and his
sense of right. For this he was ready to sun
der the stronvest ties of affection.
Josephine Tnew Napoleon. She knew the
-power,of.his ambiti ,Withjalmostinsup
portabile aiguish, she' wept over the death of
this child, upon whose destinies her own
seemed to be so fearfully blended, and, with a
trembling heart, she awaited her husband's
return. %lysterious hints began to fill the
journals of the contemplated divorce, and of
the alliance of Napoleon with various princes
ses of foreign courts. In October, 1809,
Napoleon returned from Vienna. He greeted
Josephine with the greatest kindness, but she
soon perceived that his mind was ill at ease,
and that he was pondering the dreadful ques
tion. He appeared sad and embarrassed. He
had frequent private interviews with his min
isters. A general feeling of constraint perva
ded the court. Napoleon scarcely ventured
to look upon his wife, as if apprehensive that
the very sight of one he had loved so well,
might cause him to waver his firm purpose.
Josephine was in a state of the most feverish
solicitude, and yet was compelled to appear
calm and unconstrained. As she had only
some forebodings of her impending doom.
She watched, with most excited apprehension,
every movement of the Emperor's eye, every
intonation of his voice, every sentiment he ut
tered. Each day some new and trivial indi
cation confirmed her fears. Her husband
became more reserved ; absented himself from
her society ; the private access between their
apartments was closed; he now seldom en
tered her room, and whenever he did so he
invariably knocked. And yet not one word
was passed between him and Josephine upon
the fearful subject. WVhenever Josephine
heard the sound of his approaching footsteps
the fear that he was coming with the terrible
announcement of separation, immediately
caused such violent palpitation of the heart,
that it was with the utmost difficulty that she
could totter across the floor, even when sup
porting herself by leaning against the walls,
and eatching at the articles of furniture.
The months of October and November pass.
ed away, and while the Emperor was discuss
ing with his cabinet the alliance into which he
should enter, he hadI not summoned courage
to break tha subject to Josephine. The evi
dence is indubitable that he experienced in
tense anguish in view of the separation ; but
this did not afluence his iron will to swerve
from its purpose. The grandeur of his fame,
and the magnitude of his power was now such,
that there was not a royal family in Europe
which would not have felt honoured in confer
ring upon him a bride. It was at first con
tem pated that he should marry some princess
of te Bourdon family, and thus add to the
stability of his throne, by Conciliating to the
royalists of France. A prinevsi of Saxony
was proposed. Some weighty, considerations
urged an alliance with the majestic empire of
Russia, and some advances were made to the
court of St. Petersburg, having in view a sis
ter of the Emperor Alexander. It was at
length decided that proposals should be made
to the court of Vienna, for Maria Louise,
daughter of the Emperor of Austria.
At last the fatal day arrived for the an
nouncement to Josephine. It was the Inst
day of November, 1809. The Emperor and
Empress dined at Fontainbleu alone. She
seems to have had a presentiment that her
doom was sealed, for all that day she had been
in her retired apartment weeping bitterly.
As the dinner hour approached, she bathed
her swollen eyes, and tried to regain comapo
sure. They sat down at the table in silenice.
Napoleon did not speak. Josephine could
not trust her voice to utter a word. Neither
of them even feigned to eat. Course after
course was brought in and removed untouch
ed. A mortal paleness revealed the anguish
of each hear t. Napoleon, in his embarrass
ment, mechanically, and apparently uncon
scioualy kept striking the edge of his glass
with his knife, while lost in thought. A more
melancholy meal was probably never wit
nessed. T he attendants around the table
caught the infection, and gazed in motionless
silence. At last the ceremony of dinner was
over, the attendants were dismissed, and Na.
poleon and Josephine wer.: alone. Another
moment of most painful silence ensued, wheL
the Emperor, pale as death, and trembling i
every nerve, arose, and approached Josephine
He took her hand, and, placing it upon his
heart, said :
" Josephine ! my own good Josephine! you
know how I have loved you. It is to you
alone that I owe the few moments of happiness
I have known in this world. Josephine imy
destiny is stronger than my will. M1y dearest
a.ffections must yield to the interests o0
Josephine's brain reeled ; her blood ceased
the floor. Napoleon, alarmed, threw open the
door of the saloon. and called for help. At
tendants from the 'ante-room immediately en
tered. Napoleon took a taper from the
mantel, and, uttering not a word, but pale and
trembling, motione to the Count de Beau.
mont to take the Empress in his arms. She
was still unconscious of everything, but began
to murmur, in tones of anguish, " Oh, no! you
cannot surely do it. You would not kill me."
The Emperor led the way through a dark
passage to the private staircase which con
ducted to the apartment of the Empress. The
agitation of Napoleon seemed now to increase.
He uttered some incoherent sentences about
a violent nervous attack; and finding the
stairs too steep and narrow for the Count de
Beaumont to bear the body of the helpless
Josephine unassisted, he gave the light to an
attendant, and supporting her limbs himself,
they reached the door of her bed-room. Na
poleon, then dismissing his male attendants,
and laying Josephine upon her bed, rang for
the waiting-women. He hung over her with
an expression of the most intense affection
and anxiety, until she began to revive. But
the moment consciousness seemed returning
he left the room. Napoleon did not even throw
himself upon his bed that night. He paced
the floor until the dawn of the morning. The
royal surgeon, Corvisart, passed the night at
the bedside of the Empress. Every hour
the restless, yet unrelenting Emperor, called
at her door to inquire concerning her situation.
"On recovering from my swoon," says
Josephine, "I perceived that Corvisart was
in attendance, and my poor daughter, Hor
tense, weeping over me. No! no! I cannot
describe the horror of my situation during
that night. Even the interest he affected to
make in my sufferings, seemed to me addi
tional cruelty. How much reason had I to
dread becoming an Empress I"
A fortnight now passed away, during which
Napoleon and Josephine saw but little of each
other. During this time there occurred the
anniversary of the coronation, and of the vic
tory of Austerlitz. Paris was filled with :e
joicing. The bells rang their merriest peals.
The metropolis was refulgent with illumina
tions. 'In these festivities Josephine was
compelled to- appear. She knew that the
sovereigns and princes then assembled in
Paris were informed of her approaching dis
grace. In all these sounds of triumph she
heard but the knell of her own doom. And
though a careful observer, in her moistened
eye and her pallid cheek, would have observed
indications of the secret woe which was con
sumiing her heart, her habitual affability and
grace never in public for one moment forsook
her. Iortense, languid and sorrow stricken,
was with her mother. Eugene was also suni
moned from Italy by the melancholy dr.ty
attending the divorce. His first interview
was with his mother. From the saloon he
went directly to the cabinet of Napoleon, and
inquired of the Emperor if he had decided
the question of a divorce from his mother.
Napoleon, who was most strongly attached to
Eugene, made no reply, but pressed his hand
as an expression that it was so. Eugene
'whdreh -ada siS
"Sire! in that case, permit me to withdraw
from your service."
" How," exclaimed Napoleon, sadly, " will
you, Eugene, my adopted son, leave me ?"
" Yes, sire," Eugene firmly replied. " The
son of her who is no longer Empress cannot
remain Vice-roy. I will follow my mother
into her retreat. She must now find her con
solation in her children."
Napoleon was not without feelings. Tears
filled his eyes. In a mournful voice, tremu
lous with emotion he replied:
" Eugene, you know 'the stern necessity
which compels this measure. And will you
forsake me? Who then-should I have a
son, the object of my desires, and preserver
of my interests-who woiud watc'h over the
child when I am absent? If 1 die, who will
prove to him a fiher? Who will bring him
up ? Who is to make a man of him?"
Eugene was deeply affected, and taking
Napoleon's arm, tbey retired and conversed a
long time together. The noble Josephine,
ever sacrificing her own feelings to iromlote
the happiness of others, urged hecr son to re
main the friend of Napoleon. " The Empe
ror," she said, "is your benefactor-your
more than father, to whom you are indebted
for everything, and to whom, therefore, you
owe a boundless obedience."
The fatal day for the consummation of the
divorce at length arrived. It wns the fif
teeth of December, eighteen hundred and
nine. Napoleon had assembled all the kings,
princes, and princesses who were members of
the Imperial family, and also the most illus
trious officers of the Empire in the grand sa
loon of the Tuilleries. Every individual pre
sent was oppressedl with the melancholy gran.
deur of the occasion. Napoleon then addressed
The political interests of my monarchy, the
wishes of my people, which have constantly
guided my actions, require that I should trans
mit to an heir inheriting my love for the peo
ple the throne on which Providence has placed
rme. For many years I hr.ve lost all hopes of
having children by amy beloved spouse, the
Empress Josephine. It is this consideration
which induces me to sacrifice the sweetest
affections c-f my heart, to consult only the
good of my subjects, and desire the dissolu
dion of our marriage. Arrived at the age of
forty years, I may indulge a reasonable hAope
of living long enough to rear, in the spirit of
my own thoughts and disposition, the children
with which it may please l'rovidence to bless
me. G;od know,. what such a determination
has cost my heart;i but there is no sacrifice
which is above my courage when it is proved
to be the interests of France. Far from hav
ing any cause of complaint I have nothing to
say, but in praise of the attachment and ten
derness of umy heloved wife. She has embel
lishied fifteen years of my life, and the
remembrance of them will be forever en
graven on my heart. She was crowned by
my hand. She shall retain always the rank
and title of Empress. Above all, let her
never doubt my feelings, or regard me but as
her best and dearest friend."
Josephine, her eyes filled with tears, with a
faltering voice, rep~lied:
"I respond to all the sentiments of the
Emperor, in consenting to the dissolution of a
marriage which henceforth is an obstacle to
the happiness of France, by depriving it of
the blessing of being one day governed by
the descendants of that great man, evidently
raised up by Providence to efface the evils of
a terrible revolution, and to restore thi! altar,
the thronie, and social order. But his mar
riage will, in no respect, change thesentiments
of may heart. The Emperor will ever find in
me his best friend. I know what this act,
commanded by policy nd exalted inter-ests,
has cost his heart ; but we both glory in the
sacrifices we make for the good of our coun
try. I feel elevated in givng the greatest
proof of attachment and devotion that was
ever given upon earth."'
Such were the sentiments which were ex
pressed in public. But in private Josephine
surrendered herself to the unrestrained do.
minion of her anguish. No language ecan
depict the intenstity of her woe. I' or six
months she wept so inceessanitly that her eyes
gere nearly blinded with grief. Upon the
ensuing day the council were again assen
bled in the grand saloan, to witness the legal
consummation of the divorce. The Emperor
entered the room -dressed in the imposing
robes of state, but pallid, careworn and wretch
ed. Low tones of voice, harmonizing with
Leme mournful scne, filled the rvmm. Narn
leon, apart by himself, leaned against a pillar,
folded his arms upon his breast, and in perfect
silence, apparently lost in gloomy thought,
remained motionless as a statue. A circular
table was placed in the centre of the apart
ment, and upon this there vas a writing ap
paratus of gold. A vacant arm-chair stood
before the table. Never did a multitude gaze
ubon the scaffold, the block, or the guillotine,
with more awe than the assembled lords and
ladies in this gorgeous saloon contemplated
these instruments of a more dreadful execu
At length the mournful silence was inter
rupted by the opening of a side door, and the
entrance of Josephine. The pallor of death
was upon her brow, and the submission of
despair nerved her into a temporary calmness.
She was leaning upon the arm of Hortense,
who, not possessing the fortitude of her moth
er, was entirely unable to concrol her feelings,
but immediately upon entering the room,
burst into tears, and continued sobbing most
convulsively. The whole assembly rose upon
the entrance of Josephine; all were moved to
tears. With that grace which ever distin
guished her movements, she advanced silently
to the seat provided for her. Sitting down,
and leaning her forehead upon her hand, she
listened to the reading of the act of separati
Nothing disturbed the silenc. ,. . acene
but thesobbings of Hortense, blending with
the mournful tones of the reader's voice.
Eugene, in the meantime, had taken a posi
tion by his mother's side. Silent tears were
trickling down the cheeks of the Empress.
As soon as the reading of the act of sepa
ration was finished, Josephine fbr a moment
pressed her handkerchief to her weeping eyes,
and then rising, in clear and musical, but
tremulous tones, pronounced the oaths of ac
ceptance. She then sat down. took the pen
and affixed her signature to the deed which
sundered the dearest hopes and the 'fondest
ties which human hearts can feel. Poor Eu
gene could endure this language no longer.
Ilis brain reeled, his heart ceased to beat, and
he fell lifeless upon the floor. Josephine and
Hortense retired with the attendants, who
bore out the insensible form of the affection
ate son and brother. -It was a fitting termi
nation of this mournful but sublime tragedy.
But the anguish of the day was not yet over.
Josephine, half delirious with grief, had an
other scene still more'painful to pass through,
in taking a final adieu of him who had been
her husband. 'Josephine remained in her
chamber in heart-rending, speechless grief, un
til the hour in which Napoleon usually retired
for the night. The Emperor, restless and
wretched, had just placed himself in the bed
from which he had ejected his most faithful
and devoted wife, and the attendant was on
the point of leaving the room when the private
door of his apartment was slowly opened, and
Josephine trembliugly entered. Her eyes
were swollen with grief; her hair dishevelled,
and she appeared in all the dishabille of un
uterable anguish. She tottered into ihe mid
dle of the room, and approached the bed-then
irresolutely stopping, she burst into a flood of
tears. A feeling of delicacy seemed for a
sciousness that now she had no right to enter
the chamber of Napoleon-but in another
moment all the pentup love of her heart burst
forth, and forgetting everything, she threw
herself upon the bed, clasped her arms around
Napoleon's neck, and exclaiming, "My hus
band I my husband !" sobbed as though her
heart were breaking. The imperial spirit of
Napoleon was for the moment entirely van
qushed, and he also wept almost convulsively.
He assured Josephine of his love, of ardent
and undying love. In every way he tried to
soothe and comfort her, and for some time
they remained locked in each others embrace.
The attendant was dismissed, and for an hour
they continued in this last private interview.
Josephine, then in the experience of an an
guish which few hearts have ever known,
parted from the husband whom she had so
long, so fondly, and so fiithfully loved.
The beautiful palace of Malnmaison, which
Napoleon had embellished with every possib~le
aturaction, and where the Emperor and Em
press had passed, many of their happiest hours,
was assigned to Josephine for the future resi
dence. Napoleon also settled upon her a
jointure of about six hundred thousand dollars
a year. She was also still to retain the title
and the rank of Empress Queen.
The ensuing day, at eleven o'clock, all the
household of the 'Tuilleries were assembled
upon the grand staircase, and in the vestibule,
to witness the departure of their beloved mis
tress from scenes where she had so long been
the brightest ornament. Josephine descen
ded, veiled from head to foot. Her emotions
were too deep for utterance, and she waived
an adieu to the affectionate and weeping
friends who surrounded her. A close carriage,
with six horses, was before the door. She
entered it, sank back upon the cushions, bu
ried her face in her handkerchief, and left the
What asses most parents are. From some
unaccountable cause, they all wish to have
their boys become either Patrick Henrys or
Blackstones, orators or lawyers; and yet, of
all drugs, eloquence and law are probably
the most unprofitable. Out of the thousand
attorneys ground out annually, scarcely a
dozen reach any eminence whatever-while
the remaining 988 scarcely make even their
board bills. In this city, for instance, out of
the five or six hundred lawyerq that hang
out their shingles, only some eight or ten are
ever heard of outside of their own oflices.
And yet the profession is "so genteel" that
foolish old fathers and pride-stuffed mammas
would actually prefer having their sons starve
and mould in this business than become use
ful and wealthy in any other.
The idea that these "sucking Ciceros''
should ever descend, or rather ascend, to
" toil and hard hands," is so perfectly pre
posterous that one would run some risk of
tasting leather, if he should even think of
hinting it. Labor is considered vulgar-to
work is ungenteel; the jackplance is consid
ered less genteel than the lawyer's green bag
-the handlo of the plow less dignified than
the yard-stick. Unfortunate infatuation!i
Not dignified'? There Is no calling under
heaven half so ennobling as that of the far
mer. The patriarch of the field, as he sits
beside the cottage door when his daily toil
is over, feels an inward calm never known in
the halls of pride or the Court of Appeals.
Where else can we look but to the produc
tions of the soil for safety of investment and
for an ample return ? In commercial specu
lations all is chance and uncertainty, change
and fluctuation, rise and fall. In mercantile
life scarcely one in ten can avoid even bank
ruptcy. Unt~vith the tiller of the soil how
different. As long as God is good and Na
ture punctual, so long is he insured a life of
plenty, happiness and health.-Albany (N.
ToMATOES IN A Nxw FAsuro.-As the
tomato season will soon be here, the follow
ing method for preparing them for the table,
we ar-e assured by one who has made the cx
perimnent, is superiol to anything yet dis
covered for the preparation of that excellent
article. Take good ripe tomatoes, cut them
in slices, and sprinkle over them finely pul
verized whito sugar, then add claret wine
suflicient to cover them. Tomatoes are some
times prepared in this way with diluted vine
gar, but the claret wine imparts to them a
richer and more pleasant flavor, more nearly
rmbling the strawberry than anything
" Laugh and grow fat."
?a" I wish the ladies had the privilege
of voting," said a politician the other day.
"Why, -said a bystander, "do you think
your party would gain any strength there
" Not particularly that," was the reply,
"but it would be interesting to electioneer
?g'One of the best reasons yet heard
for dis-union, is related by a fellow who went
to call on the President. He said he waited
four hours, and could not get to see him.
" And I concluded," said he, " that if he was
so busy as that, one President was not enough
to attend to the affairs of this Republic, and
we had better have another."
Z3"A punster observing a gentleman
folding some bank bills, remarked, "You
must be in excellent business, as I see you
double your money very easily."
3|' A few days since a barber offered a
reward of $10 for the best receipt for " in
stantly removing superfluous hair." Among
..te answers was one forwarded by a gentle
man, who speaks from experience. We give
it-" Undertake to kiss a spunky woman
against her will."
Z : A sailor got thrown from a rail road
car, recently, on one of the Eastern roads.
When they called to see what he would de
mand for damages, he said he tl.*ught that a&
might be worth a dollar a foot, 'r.,. .. less ;
and he thought the distance he was pitched
was about fifteen feet. Hie was accordingly
willing to take fifteen dollars, or he would
wait until the distance was measured, and
abide the result. They paid him.
Lg="I say, Germany, hev yer got any
saddles for dogs?" Now Young America, no
doubt, expected Hans to land a stick of wood
in the immediate vicinity of tihu door; but
no. Looking up from his work, quite com
posedly, he replied, "Yaw! come in and try
von-on !" Young America sloped.
jp|"" A witty rogue, brought before a
Parisian tribunal for a drunken riot one day,
assured the Court that he was not a drunk
ard, but being itten, when a child, by a mad
dog, he ever since had a horror of water.
Z : A Patlander being asked whether
he did not frequently converse with his friend,
Jimmy, in Irish ? replied,
" No, indade. Jimmy often spakes to me
in Irish, but I always answer him in English."
" Och, honey, don't you see, bekase I don't
want Jimmy. to know that I understand
Iri" "Jeff, why am yon like de cedar ?"
" I guys it up, Sam; can't tell you." "Case
you stay green both summer and wintp"'
3"' Why is a weathercock like a
Because it is constantly going round,
"IIave you read my last sp'
said an orator to a friend.
"I hope so," was the relly.
S& Why are children like oats? I
they are cradled before they are thra
I |" "Some people," said a red-nc
dividual, haranguing three or four byst
"waste their money in charity, other:
der theirs in supporting wives and fannes
but as for me, 1 save mine to buy spirits."
f&Indiana law requires a year's resi
donce in that state before a divorce can be
procured. "One who knows," assures us
that the remedy is wocse than the dizease !
MrThe following dialogue passed, a
short time since, before court in Eiogland,
between a medical witness and a lawyer.
Lawyer.-If a person, lying on wet silaw,
were dleprived of all the comiforkts ad neces
saries of' life would it. not hasten deaith ? Dr'.
-That would greatly depend on whether he
had previously beeni accustomed to themn.
Lawyer.-D~o you mean to tell us thmt if a
person lived in a horsc-pond- it would not be
injurious to him? U)ou:or..-1 thiuk not, if
ho had lived for siecty or seventy years in it."
gg What is that which ever~y one can
divide, but no one can see where it has been
gr A negro once gave this toast: " De
late (Unbernor ob. de State-he conme in widl
berry little opposition, hinm go out wid none
grA miser died once, and the gods be
ing puzzled as to what punishmnut was adle
quate for so depraved a c:haracter, Momnus
the god of mirth, said: " The best punish
ment for such a wretch, is to send him back
to the earth, and let himt see what use his
heirs are making of his riches!''
& "'r.ove :M: LrrT.E : .ova .ME LoNc.
-A tall Western girl named Short, long! lovedl
a certain big Mr. Little; while Little, liltje
thinkinig of Short, loved a Uillh lass named
Long. To make a lony story short, Little
proposed to Long, and Short Ioniyud to be
even with Little's shkort-coingus. .So Short,
meeting Long, theattened to marry Little be
fore long, which caused Little, in a short time,
to marry Long.
- QUEaR.--Did tall Short love big Little less,
because big -Little loved little Long ?
pg" "Miss Brown, I have been to learn
how to tell fortunes," said a young man to a
brisk brunette, "dJust give mne your hand,
if you please." "La, Mri. Wrhito, how sudden
you are ! WVell, go ask pa."
gg In one of our 'Western villages, the
editor of the local newspaper had a room at
the hotel. Being absent one rIght, and the
house being crowded, the landlord put a
stranger in his bed. Th~e imnpertinent ingrati
tude of the fellow was manifested next mnor
ning by the following lines found in the
"I slept in an editor's bed last niight,
And others may say what they islense:
I say there's one editor in the world
That certainly takes his ease.
When I thought of my humble cot, away,
I could not suppress a sigh,
But thought, as I rolled in the feathery nest
flow easay editors lie!i
Z&" A gallant old Scottish officer was nar
rating the unfortunate history of' an early
friend, who had just been jilted by a fickle
beauty of that age, in favor of the Duke of
A--, and he concluded the story thtus, in a
tone of ranch emotion: " Poor fellow, he
never got over it ; no, sir, it was the dertht
of him ;" and then, after a pause of much
pathos, with a faltering voice, he added, He
did not live above fifteen years after it."
$' A Juryman begging to be excused
from attendance at court, on the ground of
deafness, the judge said, " Why, you can
hear me speak." " That's true enough, my
lord ; but I have to turn my head round very
awkwardly, for I ami quite cleaf of one ear."
"Oh, then, certainly, sir, you areexud,
replied Baron Alderson, yith mock solemnni
ty, " a juryman ought undoubtedly to hear
5 "Aw," says Danidy Sniffle, "tell
me, Makephun, why my pipe is like the vie
tue of patent medicines ?"
" Can't tell, unless it's because they're
" No-h-you are wrong-try it again."
" I give it up !"
" Welnit' beane i a meer-sham1 !
,.No, good housewife, don't apologize! What
your visitor do find you busied with house
Id duities, what if the children have not their
st clothes on, or your apartments are not in
pple-pie order? It is not to be supposed
that your lady friends call on you for the pur
fse of criticizing your housekeeping, but
ather to enjoy a few moments of social in
rcourse. Don't throw a damper upon the
4rerview by exhibiting an embarrassment
at chills all conversation. Don't apologize I
-;It is bad policy. It shows a want of tact.
Eicuse is self-accusation. Little matters are
:rought into unnecessary prominence by
;tpologetic reference to them. This "making
4lls' is a bore at the best. It is doubly so
when the whole interview is spent in uttering
id disclaiming apologies. We have known
Adies to apologize for their appearance, for
feir occupation, and even for the lack of ele
gant furniture in their hpartments1 0, the
vanity of such apologies. Dear lady, don't
? If your callers catch you at inopportune
ioments don't let them know it. Don't call
1heir attention to little deficiencies by apolo
kies. We have known ladies to persist in re
sisting all attempts to introduce pleasant
6pies ; ever returning to some little sore spot
and applying the salve of apologies. It is all
unity and vexation of spirit. It vexes you
nd it vexes yonr visitors. They go away
saying-" We'll never call /here again !"
Meet your friends kindly and c--li:dly.
gnore all domestic deficiencies; talk yourself
and your friends into ,good-humor, and on
eaving they will tell how Niuch they have
onjoved their call, entirely ignorant of any
hing mal upropos in your domestic alffairs.
There is nothing like pleasant conversation
for making time pass agreeably and sinking
out of notice all things that need not be no
iced. Small talk is better than no talk at all;
pologies are worse. Gossip, if you must;
there is no berm in telling the news-who is
courted and who is married-if there is no
,alice in it. But strive rather to elevate
your conversation to more prolfitable topics.
At all events don't apologize. -
We are supposing all along that there are
eally some little matters, in your appearance
Or your apartments, that are not exactly as
you would have thetm appear in the eyes of
visitors. But some ladics, when everything
is to their mind, enter upon a course of polo
wies in order to draw attention to their fine
appearane! Such perversity deserves the
cut direct. Leave at onceand don't apologize!
But again ; don't take your visitors into a
cold and formal parlor because it, happens to
contain the best furniture in the house. One
can see all such things at the upholsterer's
and the furniture ware-honse. Take them
into your licing room, where the babies and
the babies playthings are about the floor, and
where the evidences of occupiation iye an air
ofsorial ..-. -.
. .nf enjoy their call. Do
this, and don't apologize!
No Feity Liuic . Wo.'i.x , S-u.--A
terrible illustration of what a scornied woian's
fury will lead her to do, occurred last Wed
nesdav in Milwaukie. A laly of ih:t city, re
turning unexpectedly from a .lrive iinagiied
she heard voices in the room usually occipted
by herself indt husband. The door icing
closed, she was reducel to the key hole, and
to this apertire shei applit-d her eye. She
saw~ the ligure of a womai~ n. :ind stand.ing lby
her- wats the hiusbandl of the je:alous wifl, uc
ually engaged in aaljutsting a shawl uapona th.
shoulder-s oif the female intrutder-. The wile
went to anotheor room, took a loafh-d shot gaun,
returned, opened the door, and deliberntely
shot the strange woman in thet bacik. T1he
husband screamned, the wife Iainited. Wheni
the latter returned to conscionuess she found
the wretch of a husband bending over her,
with a well f. igned solicitude in his glance.
Mutual explanationas ensued. and the boly of
the woani who hal lbeen, shot was broug~h~t
in. It was a ahimi-! The usb'and, who
pursed then respec'tale e:Lling of at rebl:il driy
goods deal'-r, was wont . tuse thik tiguire ta
exhiit the nmant illas~ ..nl shawl.s withI whie-b
he desired to charm thea eyes~ of the .\lill':ua
kie ladies. The iinmy, from long exposutre
and hard usage, had beeme shabby, and the
merchant hadl that morning brouight, it fromn
the shop for the piurpose of reunvating its ex
terior. Not finding his wife, lie was trying
in his awkward way to do the work, and was
p)robaly swearing at his ehmitisy atn~nmpfs,
when his wife, mistaking the ne'gents of pas
sion, let Ily the fatal shot. This tra;tedy in
real life will teac-h her a lesson-perhaps.
Ax AnY .or Rusr.-Thec Albany Evenitig
Journal remarks that "there is one ai-my
which will never quit Italy. It sleeps on its
arms in an eternal bivouac. New reermits
join at an average of a thousand a day. Th'ley
are picked men, the bravest in both armies
the f'oremost in every battle. In twenty-seven
days Italy has been strewn with twenty-suven
thousand corp.es, tnen who sought an eptaulei,
tnd (ound a grave. A thotusand fell in lhe
various early ekirmnishes. A thous.and m arked
the invaeion of G3aribaldi. Nine hundred
French and Sardintians perished at Montebet
ho. Two thousand Austrians perished ont the
sane field. Two hundred Zotuaves were killed
at Palestro. As matty Sardiniians died with
them. Four huntdr-ed Austrianis were drowned
in the canal. More thtan twenty thousatnd
must hav-e fallen in the action at Blfalhora
The .Journual then speaks, by name, of the
distinguished officers killed and wounded, ad
" But this is the fortune of war." There
must be deaths, or there can be no promotion.
A dozen cager hands are ready to gras p the
baton as it lls ft-om the hand oft the dying
Marshal. A dozen heai-ts burin for the gold
epaulets whose last owner lies dead in the
ditch. From the Gene-ral of Division down
to the sous lieutenant, each finds his comt
mianers corpse a stepapinig-stone to his ownt
gloy." _ _ _
WrhAr i Goon PanionicAL :tAY 1)o.-The
great and reinownted Emtersona has truthfully
" Showv us an intelligent family of boys and
girls, and we shall show you a fbnily whieru
newspapers atid periodicals are plenutilul. No
body who has been without these .silent pri
vate tutors can know their educattmg power
for good or evil. Ihave you never thought of
the innumerble topic. of discussion whic.i
they suggest at the break fast table, the i
portant public measures with which, thus
'arly, our children become familia~rly acqaint
ed great philanthropic questions of the day,
to which unconisciously their attention 1
awakened, and the general spirit ofrintellbgence
which is evoked by those quiet~visi~tors ? Any
thinw that makes home pleasant, cheerhtt
and chatty, thins the hautnts of vice, and the
thousand and one avenues of temnptation,
should c'ertainlhy he rewarded, when we con
sider its influence on t7 e minds of the young,
..s an gra nwal and social blessing.
A Little While.
Beyond the smiling and the weeping,
I shall be soon;
Beyond the waking and the sleeping,
Beyond the sowing and the reaping,
I shall be soon.
Lore, rest, and home!
Lo:ul, tarry not, but conic.
Beyonid the blootming and the fading,
I sIIll be Son :
Beyond the shining and the sliadiing,
Deyoad the hoplag and the dreading,
I shall be soon.
Love, rest, and home !
Lo-d, tarry not, but come.
Beyond the rising and the setting,
I shall be soon;
Beyond the calming and the fretting,
Beyond remembering and forgetting,
I shall be soon.
Lo-e, rest, and home!
Sweet Home !
Lon, tarry not, Lut coie.
B-eyond-l the parting and the ineeting,
I shall be soon;
Deyonad the farewell and the greeting,
Beyoad the pulse's ferer heating,
I shall be soon.
Love. rest, anl home!
Lo..l, tarry not, but come.
Beyond the frost-ebin and the fever,
I shall 1.e soon ;
Beyoid the rock waste and the river,
Beyond the ever anid the never,
I shall lie soon.
Lo-:e, rest, and home!
Lol, Iarry not, but come.
The southern Mercury thus lets oft on
Our CO .ntry." lear him:
There is not the least shadow of a doubt
about thei matter-ours is emphatically, un
deniably incontrovertibly, positively, comi -
aratively and superlativly, a great andl glori
otis country. The annals ot timve turiish
nothing to compare with it ; Greece wasnt a
irceumstnce; Rotne was io where. Venice
ould't hold its a candle, whtile all modern
nations sink into insignificance before our
ountry. It has longer rivers, and more of
them. nuidlier, deeper, and run faster, and go
., 6i2ul LoIC jum Ut JLucr C0etilttMCS.
Our rail cars are bigger, and ran faster, and
pitch otf the track oftener. and kill more peo
ple thanl all other ears. Our steamiboata are
onger, andl carry higger loads and b-n'st their
boilers otener, and the cnptaints swcir harder,
thai any other count ry. Otr men are big,:r,
and longer, and higher, and thicker, and can
iht hailer and that:r, and can drink more
wisky, chew more tobacco, spit iore. mail
rthe'r. 1:iek up their hcel higher, and do
aything else miore, and hetter anil oflener,
than imnt in all other coltrie is com hined.
)ur womeitn are pre *t ier, drt1es.4 finter, slillnd
noe monotiiVi'rea miore hea~rts. we:ir biggeer
lops amid sht rtr dresses, aind kick nyp the
'levi! gew rmdly tio a greater extn th~,Il:ini all
tie. ladies. Ihur politic i a spn louder,
lie hanrh:re, make gas tlasteri, deibre quicker,
trn ottom-rP, muake moore muise, anid do le.s
ork thaa everybody else's peoiticianis. tOur
iggers are blacker, work hardfer, have thick
rsktlls, smell louder, and need thtrashing
ftener, thna other nigger. Onrelcildreni
unitll inder, grow faster. anel get too big for
heir breaches ;pieker thian aill other chibilren.
it is :tgreat coun~try ! it I-; thle corner
one ol niiomns, it is the top of th ih1i, the
hn~ml :mi ofi the( hieap, thme hist hiiuan eon
abulriel's coaut, the 'eaninig jewel ini ths dlin
emn, thei eiitl of th:, cijlngnn. thie brat litnk
n thme chain. I he e herved of all ,,h ,-vers. It
w.ill eat. ip all nations: inusu-r thant l'hearmh'
eaumuattle ate ny tho li t ones. When nil
terg nat ions are tnmberedl amontg thne things
.hat wee, it w~ill juast be rejoicing in its;
strnugthI. It will kick all othier ntaoos out
,f ex~itnce, it will liek themn up us tioe cow
icethup salt. It has now thirt-three Stales,
;d moore a comnitng. It covets more ternitory
han all other nations. And inally, it has;
louder thmunder, Ifaster igh tnig, bigger hail,
mnd coler ice. tham can lie fundm in auny o~ther
art ofihe thbitale globie. Ifu,-rah ! I [urraih
irnh ! Three' cheers fo.r thbis purodci-gi-ons
:entellation of~ Free States. Ilatng a nun11
ht won't praise his own country !
A t thist season nmany personsi contemuplate
rvllig ;~ to dlo s.o with it.hle largest amloit t
f onfor. und advanmttag pihyscal, soct!,
atd mnnta' t Ihe follow ing engge!5lQust are1
Take one. th mto-- immeyt th:; youri acP
tnal esti:nated expernses.
A qui t.irself with the geo~sraphy -of
heote nndim region of travel.
Iav a goodc~~t%1 supnly of small c'hange,. and
hiave no Ibill or piece high er than13 ten dollars.
hat you maty not take contterfeit change.
So arrange as to have but a single article of
luggage to look after.
D)ress substantially. Better be too hot for
two or three hours at noon than to be cool for
the remainder of tile twenty-four.
Arrange, under all circumrstanices, to be at
the plae of starting fifteen or t wenty minutes
before the time, thus allowing for unavoidable
c unanticipated detention on the way.
Do not contience a day's travel before
>rekfast even if that has to he eaten at day
irh. itinner er suipper, or both, can be
nore he:dlthfully dispensed with thtan a good
Put ycur purse and watch in your vest pock.
et, and ll under your pillow, and you will not
be likely to leave'either.
The best, if not most secure fastening of your
chamber door, is a commoni bolt on the inside;
if there is none, lock thme door, turn thme key so
that it ecnn be drawn partly out, and put the
wash basin under it; thus, any attempt to
use a jimmwy or put in another kewill push
it out an i cause a racket among the crockery,
which will be pretty certain to rouse the sleep.
er adt route the robber.
A sixpetnny sandwich cateni leisurely in the
ears, is better for you than a dollar dinner
bolted at a station.
Take with you a mionth's supply o'f patience,
and always. think thirteen timeis before vou
reply once to any suppiosed rudeness or insult,
Do no:, suppose yourself specially atnd de
signedly neglected, if waiters at hotels do no!
bring what you call for in double quick time:
nttling sec matrks the well bred man as a quiet
waiting on sueh occasions: passion proves
Do not allow yourself to converse in a tion
loud enough to be heard by a person at t1w
or three seats from you it is the mark (; f
boor if in a man, and of want of refinemen
and lady-like delicacy, if in a woman. A .en
tleman is not noisy ; ladies are serene.
Comply cheerfully and gracefully with thi
customs of the conveyances in which yot
travel, and of the places where you stop.
Respect yourself by exhibiting the manner,
of a gentleman and a lady,.if you wish to b<
treated as such, and then you will receive tb
respect of others.
Travel is a great leveller; take the posh'ior
which others assign you from your conilue
rather than from your pretensions.--Hal',
Jpurnal of Health.
B1londin's Feat over Niagara on a Itcpe,
The morning broke bright and beaut iful, s
few hazy clouds were in the sky, just enuugl
to hide the too ardent rays of the sun, anc
there was a most refreshing breeze, and :lto.
gether the day was such that a better e u]
not have been desired. At an early hou
the crowd began to dollect. Every train t.hat
arrived, from every direction, brought its 'ro
portion of eager spectators, and every sort oJ
vehicle that is indigen6us to Yankee land,
seemed to be pressed into the service to con
vey their quota of people who were to 2011n
poie the immense (for outr provincial t.,wn)
crowd of people who congregated her., tc
witness this most daring of all the fool-lirdy
feats of modern times. .At noon the crowd
amounted to more than 5.000 pcrsons, elu
sive of the usually quiet Inhabitants of this
village, who are generally not roused f'ron
their customary quiescence by anything less
exciting than the mortal peril of some un
happy one who has been entrapped inti the
upper rapids and is about to be buried over
the Falls The noon trains brought a great
augmentation of the already large gather:ing
and from that time till 4 p. m., constart arl
ditions were made to the crowd. By 5 o*-]lock
the impatience of the assembly had reaehed
its height, and it was estimated that at this
time the crowd amounted to twelve thouand
people, which, as the population of this vil
lage falls somewhat short of two thou-and,
is doing pretty well.
They were not by any means equally dis
tributed, there being about 8.000 on the Cana
da side, while but four thousand or there
abouts were congregated on the American
shore. This is partially accounted for by the
fact, that the American end of the rope is
anchored in a pleasire ground, the admit:mnee
to which is charged at twenty-Jive cents,
while ou- Canalian reitbbors have the ad
vmtage of free adiuissiin to the inspection
of the rope and al thercunto apperziazngg.
The crowd, though large, was a very q-iet
oue, and no tighting or ill-feeling of any sort
marred the general good temper of the ocea
+-r crniort'.o of the pie-rsons
tights, buckskin moccasius, and spangled tinic
of yellow silk; he was bare-h-eaded, without
even the fillet of white satin that is frcquent.
At fifteen minutes past live, he stepped
upn iithe large role, where lie conier:.ed v
few minutes with his friends in the inist cooi
and unconerned manner, having appxirently
110 MUre doubt of his successfully acea
plishing his undertaking than lie had of at
tempting it. As lie stood for a miiainuie or
the rope., bor',Ie -'epping out, he ahlre.seud
the crowl as follows:
, - I limen, a .ny on. w.hat p lea.In ifog
aero-,-s, I carry himi on my back."
No .mne seemedl dispoised to accept the kint
ifer, :imd hav' ing toked a lew~ inuite' l:::r
ie aft last . nirted oin h1 perilous journ mey
lIeI walkeil rapidly and tiirml y, as if lie Iat
eenz oin a bridge, until he chose to siop t<
indulge in some gyminastic cvol utionis for afe
niiutes. Hte balanced himself on oiiele
sat down, and laid dowu on the rope at iul
length, then, recovering hiimself. lie wvalke<
to the middle iif theC river, where be aigai
stoppedl to ccoimlishi vet aiiot-emr fea:t no
dLown in thei bill. I kere, Ntandzing. iin tlii
'oe. wit b as' innea~. in ,lhtferene as if it uas:
solid platrm, lie diliberatelr lowvered a simdi
line to the li ttlhe stei'nbhoat, the "1ai.l of. tln
3Iit,"' that hadi site.uined oiit to thlat. pint
o th~e line wa uttaeiied at bt the of wine bi
the captain of the boat, and the bottle bein.
drawvn up by the adventurer, lie opened it
and iiaking" a complrehensi-.e bow to b.,tl
crowds on the sides of the river., he droid
the health e-f all present ; then throwinzg thi
bottle into the river, he walked on, stoppin;
no more until lie had reached the C'iaiihn
He was exactly uineteen minutes c'rossin~t
the rivr, including stops. O n arrival on thu
Canaa shore lie wtas eheeredl vociferoustly
lie waited herec about half an hour, whzen hi
prepared to return. At 6.4i2 he stepped 01
the rope to commence his return passage
He rested but once, lying down on the rope
for two minutes, and accomplishing the re
tin trip in eight minutes.
As soon1 as he reached. the shoro, the cheer;
m oii, hiaing been perutitted an imnm a
for refreshment, wam~se zed by the entlusiatia
crowd and placed en their shoulders ant
borne about in triumph. Ile was then placet
in at carriage and eco(,rte't through all th<
priripal streets of the village. thwecrowi
hrongmng round im~ in all sides, and chcer
ing in the wildest iiiniier. lUe didh not appen
very much exhausted, anid muanifested no: mor
fear or nervousness than any ungymnasti
novoe would at eating his breakfast. He an
nones his detcrinination to repeat the fea
at intervals during the summer.
Thus was successfully accomplished one o
the most daring and useless feats that eve!
the fast age has ever witnetsed.-New Yorl
An old physician was declaiming in on
hearing, the other day, upon the propensit;
whch a majority of people display in eatin,
unripe fruit and vegetables. Saidl he:
"' There is not a vegetable growing in ou
gadens that is not best when ar-rived at ina
tu'ity, anid the most of them arc positivet
injuriots whein they arc not folly ripe."
" I know one thing that ain't as good whe:
'tis ripe as 'tis when it is green," interruptei
a little boy, in a very confidential but nmd
" What's that ?" sharply said the physiciar
vexed at having his principles disputed by
" A cucumber !" replied the lad.
The Docter winked at us with both eyei
but said nothing.
WIN~ows OPEN.ED) MORE woUL.D KCEEP Do(
To~s FitOM TnE Doo.-A V-ery large quantit
oh fresh air is spoiled and reaidered toul b,
the act of breathing. A man spoils not les
than a gallon every minute. In eigh hour:
breathing, a full grown man spoils as muc
fresh air as seventeen three-bushel sacki
could hold I If lie were shut up in a root
seven fee:. long, and seven feet high, the doc
jand windows fitting so tightly. that no ai
. o-1d m.s ihrnugb l wnnld die, noisone
byhs w hus ew-lahv i all
y own breatu, in a vry ew nu.,
> twenti-four hours ee would have spo-ed all
the air contained in the room, and have con
t verted it into poison! Reader, when you rise
to-inorrow morning, just go out of coors for
five minutes, and observe carefully the f&eshness
of the air. That air is in the state in which
God keeps it for breathing. Then come back
suddenly into your close room, and your own
senses will at once make you feel how very
far the air in your chamber is from being
in the same wholesome and servicea'ble con
A BUM, Do.o kT-AcKu;( Ax ELEPHrr.;
How lie came out. The Petersburg (Va.) Ex.
press says: " An amusing, incident occurred
while Van Amburgh's menagerie was cross.
ing the Apomattox, a short distance above
the Pocahontas bridge, strikidgly illustrative
of the fact that the bull dog ii the most cour
ageous of all animals, and will atta*k any
creature regtrdless of size. As the elephant
entered the water with his usual slow and
cautions step, some individual in the crowd,
prompted by -a spirit of mischief, hied on a
large bull dog to attack the huge animal.
The dog instantly obeyed, and plunging into
the water, seized hold of one of the h'nd legs
of the elephant, on which the -latter only
switched him with his tail as he would brush
oif a fly, but not ridding himself of his assail
ant by such gentle means, and feeling sharp
teeth at work upon his leg, he snddenlv threw
his snout around, and seizing the dog held
him under the water until he was nearly
drowned ; then raising him high in the air,
threw him at least a hundred feet out into the
stream. Fully satisfied with the punishment
he had received, the dog made his way to the
shore, and beat a hasty retreat."
BnoAD RivER RAILROAD BRIDGI.-We
learn from Mr. Raworth, the efficient Super
intendent of the Greenville and Columbia
Railroad, that this bridge is completed. The
trains ran over it for the first time last Thurs.
day. It is, perhaps, the finest bridge now
in the State. Tho wood work is said to be
very excellent, aid built upon remarkably
well constructed piers, will no doubt make
the whole bridge unusually durable. There
has been great need of such a crossing over
this river for some time, so that the travel
ling public may be congratulated that there
is no longer any reason to apprehend danger
at this point.
Feeling the greatest interest in the road,
it affords us pleasure to say we have seldom
travelled over a more comfortable one than
the Greenville Road is at this time. It is in
excellent condition.-Newberry Conservatist.
BcUsLD1.m' -MATraIAL-A Nrw Ixv:oNTION.
-Mr. 1). W. Clark, of Bennington, Vermont,
has invented a material for facing the-common
red brick, which gives them the appear.ce
of polished marlle, or pure porcelain. The
-- i reparation and
a ten penny nuIL i.
board with one of them, without un..-,
This enamel may be used for door knobs
adling great strength and beauty to those
usualiv manufactured in this vicinity.. It may,
in fact, be used for a large variety of purpo
Bh:mrY IN A PRINTINe O)icE.-ThiS is
paradoxical zay you; it is nevertheless some
times true. Or. Monday we were honored
with a visit by the Rev. L. DuPre, accom
i panied ly the young ladies of Mrs. DuPre's
school, and if there was not "beauty in a
pintinmg oiche."' then we are munch mistaken.
IThough c'l'idrably --'d by the appear
ance of tht..e E-:-* ~we extended the si of
welcome, introduceed thema to gentlemen, who
facing ca.x.v had .'tick' in thier hands, andl
showed them the wonders of a printing office
not forgetting the pi. Thbe visit of this beau
tiful f is without || in our ldstory, and we
Sthis opportnnity to express the hope that
it will be fregnmently repeated, and that we
mty be nileiwed the .pteasure of recording
manmy lke the present. We wiill willing
ly explose all c:oncernmed to the t wounds of'
their brighit i i, aLs their preIence makes the
'fly riipidly :und' amnel i'rates in a great*
the hard~ships of a priniter's life.-Darlingtoni
.A SCOTCnM AN'S SuIR3IoN ' ON ?MODERAT~oN.'
-A Scotch ptarson once preached a long -ser
mon against draimdrinking, a vice prevalent
in his parish, antl from which, report said, he
was not free him~nself.
' Whatever ye do brethren, do it with mod
erat ion, and above all be moderate in dram
drinking. Whenx ye get up) indced, ye may
take a dlrin, and uithir just before breakfast,
and perhais mnithir after; but dinna be al
was dram- .reking if yo are out in the
nurn. you-ma :.at brace yourself up with
anith;r'"ram, aut. ierhaps take anithir before
lunchee.,. aind sozi.e itear, take one after,
which is nu a very bameable; but dinna be
always drainaido~g away.
4 Naxbody ew .seruple for one just before
ina, and when the deert is brouight in, an'
I fer it' ta'enx away ; and perhaps one or two,
in the course of the atfternoon, just to keep
e from drowsvzing or Enozaling;i but dinna
e always dramu drinking. Afore tea and af
ter tea, and bet ween tea and supper is no more
than right and good, but let me caution ye,
my brethren, not to be always dram-drinking.
Just when vou start for bed, and when you
are ready to pop into't, to take a dram or two
is no more than a Christian may lawfully do;
but, brethren, let me caution'you not to drink
more than I've mentioned, or may it be we
ay pass the bounds of moderation."
KAous.-We visited the works at Kaolin
(in South Carolina) on yesterday, and were
pleased to notice the enterprise and industry
exhibited. The crockery maanufactured there
is fully equal to the best imported, or made
rin any portion of our country, and needs only
Sto be seen and used, to be appreciated, and
i. the works liberally patronised.
We noticed sonme tests on Knolin -manu
factured water pipe, and while the test was
- not made under favorable circumstances, the
f pipe resisted a pressure of about fourteen
hudr-I pounds. We are not prepared te
I express our opinion in favor of .the general
introduction of such pipe, but we have no
- hesitation in saying that if such pipe -will
answer for conveying water through our city,
it is more desirable than iron or pine logs.
A BRAvE PIEsT.-Among the chaplains
Swho have just been appointed to the army in
Italy is the Rev. Father Parabere, who dis
tinguished himself in the Crimea. In one ac
tion, in which lie was by the side of Gen.
yCan'robert, his horse was 'killed under him.
y" That, Reverend Sir," said the General, "is
s an accident without remedy.' I canot get
u nter horse; so, au revoir." Bt
'ater Parabeethought it his duty to be pre
a sent in the combat, and, seeing a cannon- ap
a proach, he jumped astride it, and was con
r veyed in that manner into the midst ofaction,
r where he assiated'the wounded and administer