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"WE WILL CLING TO THE PILLARS OF THE TEMPLE OF OUR LI 29j.S AND IF IT KUST PALLWEILPRSHADTTERUN.
SIMKINS9 DURISOE & CO*, Proprietors,.D E IL ,S .-E T M E 1
Now, Charley, I no'er
Would have married you, dear,
Had I known of your passion for smoking;
* Of that horrible stuff
You've had surely enough
Put it down-you are very provoking!
I've set by your side
Till I feel quite defied
To speak, for the vapor is eboking;
But 'tis useloss to plead
You puff! puff! at " the weed,"
As if man were created for smoking!
Whiff! whiff! in the morn,
Before breakfast, unshorn.
Untidy-you know I'm not joking!
Then all through the day
You are puffling away,
And care not to me how provoking.
You'll tell me, of course,
'Twas not this made me hoarse,
When taking that journey to Woking;
Cuba first, and wife next,
'Twould an angel have vexed
To mark your devotion to-smoking!
That 'witching old pipe
I'm half tempted to gripe
And cast in the fire I am poking;
And would, too, but bother,
You'd still find another.
And cleave to the habit of smokiug.
Ah, well! I'll give way,
For, perhaps, as you say,
No business have wives to be croaking;
You wed us " to cherish."
And, less we should perish,
Like plants, we must suffer a smoking!
From Iuarper's Weekly.
Refleettons from an Emerald Ring.
BY KATE B. TALDIR D.
Cniing the other evening at twilight
through Bleiker Str'et from ll)eery to
Browaul way, miy attention was arrestei bytheii
shrieks a baby in the arms of a wo;nan in a
hoopless, faded dres, who stood with one
f'ot on the steps of an elegant re-idence.
vainly endeavoring to hush the piteonts iaby
wailings, while at 'er feet lay a little-very
little hundle. For me, it was mpo-ihle tit
pau Si a picture and sleh cries wit honuc'
stopping to enquire i' the baby wa.s hurt or
sick ; and as the mn ,ther raised i r hewal to
answer that she1 " th-mht it cnuzt ie suffer
ing acute pain from illites," I wa.s riuck no
less by her corretnee of evpreni-ii', thi:n bv
the sweet spiritual shale of the beautifu!
te r-&tain.I voung face uprai-ed towar I ime
How long hadl hert baby been . and how
far was she from home ? I hurriedly asked.
Poor girl ! Sho had no hoie
In a whole city fill.
WA it u'.t pitifully ?"
She had onec bit two or three lars before
from the bo-iital, with a child only a frw
weeks old in her arms, the little hiuindle at
ber side, and a half dollar in her hand, to
commence the desperate battle with the world
for a place to live, au the wherewith to sus
tain clamoring nature. - She had no friends.
no acquaintances Within the city-had com
buta few months before from -- the rountry."
She had haunted intelli:ence-t-tlices, sleep
ing on a bench at night. and siinplicated at
the doors of dwellings for a shelter wher-'
she might e ,w, or knit, or wash, so she wa;
allowed but ber food, and the privilege-the
last blessing in her bitter cup-of leepmng
her baby with her. But rejection, scorn, was
all she met, and now nmght was coming on
arain. and she was still in the street, home
le", pennilees, .faint, fami..hing. Oih how I
wished then that I were rich! A little money
would have gilded and illuminated the black
and bopele-s prospects of that wretched girl.
But I hadl none, only oneshilling in my pocket,
and a dubious probability of the next, and
no home to' take her to, for I was just moved
into a boarding house where I knew the nires
ence of such a visitor to myself would be re
girded with wondering, unwelcome eyes.
Yet I could not leave her, with " thc young
child"' in the streets to shiver and starve,
and so I told her my position and off'ered her
shelter in my room and warmth at my fire,
but her delicacy and sensitiveness to her de
gradation would not allow her to accept the
semiblance of sneh equality-she shrank from
it in weeping thankfulness.
A .d then I could only take her wailing
baby into my own arms, to rest her weary
limbs. Wrapped in coarse but snowy blank
ets, what a beautiful creature it was after I
had tossed it, and given it the fresh breath of
heaven, and talked baby words to it until 1
had coaxed a smile to its cunning wee face.
" Dear little Ln'," so his mother called him ;
and ladies brnshed past me standing there
hushing that poor baby, and looked and
smiled ; and gentleman passed me and stared,
first at ma with the tiny morsel of coarse
cad humanity in my arms, and then at the
faded young woman with the little bundle at
her feet. But none stropped to enquire or
offer her relief; and I returned the little un
concious one to its mother, gave her the shil
ling and sympelhy. And then leaped forth
the wom."n in her stifled nature. I had held
her child, and given her, the outcast, a kind
or'?, and she felt the vitalizing of one tie to
humanity. With broken wor.!s, and hot.
fastfalline tears, she clutched my dress and
entreated mue, " for kindness saie," to take a
ring which she drew from her tinger'. This I
did not de--ire. but I desired less to wound
ber feeli,'s. sa' civing her my address, with
her promite that she would call next day to
tet un ad'e success, I accepted her gratefuil
to!n. She .saidi it was a gift from one who
had ceased to thinak of her. and she hlad s -v
eral times offered it to gent leme.u who pised
her, beggi ..g them to 1'ive her soiimianmg to,
keep ber from ,tarving. B'nt wnmne cared to
purcae or examine the b~eggar's ri-ig, aind I
took it in my keeping, intending to return it
next day when her emotions wvonHl be lis
exable-and I lbf her stuurniing there f".l
ing h~er tin shawl eb' ser oiver' her inocent
one. Buit thoughts of the ienitice, wreed~
'outast 'saunte.d me all the night. and I wa
nious for ie morning from a b~org that I
miht be enabledl toi seenre a place for l'er.
A1 .hPat I waited for her. but 'he da'l noit
come ; and several day's pas.'ued. a'~rl I ceasedl
to expect. jier, and she never called.
In the great trouble :nd tumniit of her
feeinirs she muist t~are forgotten my :.dire'e.
Ani ber' ring I have n'-w on my finger; br's ,
in and trstin'g bume d 'evelopedl it from thei
dni circle it w"as in'o a glitteringz emerald. I
dil not suileet its vrduae, and donht if she
knew it, but if it- w.- rth cousld hiave been niy
pih.d to her wants, it might have saved her
many a pang.
And while I wear the ring and tell the
stoy. where is the fallen one ? She told me
of no husbandl, no father for the tender, help
le creature for which thle one parenut wa<
.'rinur so tmuch. anid I askedl for anne. But
I l...k into the lig.hts and sihad" wv of the
sprklirit stone, and away throuiii :he lone
lissess, and misery, and humiliation of her
.rset .'.. no te ymnished hours of' affect~ton,
and confidence, and hope. Woe for the psst!
the warin, rosy, vital pist-ailection's smiles,
affection's clasp, love's tender tone luring to
dreams of bliss which bring such terrible
Again I turn the ring, and now from its
glancing depths fancy brings up a quiet but
lovely country scene. A farmer's house in a
smiling valley ; a low, spacious house, with
open porch and open hospitable doors; with
shading vines and gorgeous, fragrant. bloesori.s
running and spreading away over a wide lawn,
and beyond stand fields of wavering grain
ripening in the bright sunshine; and green,
clover-scented meadows, and orchards blush
ing with their luscious fruits, and a brook
slipping away through the valley like a silver
thread, breaking its mock waves upon the
pebbles and mint-roots atits sides; and while
1 listen to its gurgle, like earnest, confiden
tial talk of friends in unknown tongue, a lit
tle maiden in short, simple frock, with little,
bare white feet, and tiny apron gathered up
and filled with apples and wild liowers, comes
splashing and wading idly along the dreamy
little stream. And at the minimic bridge by
the foot-path she sits and lave; her feet, her
earnest, violet eyes turned musingly into the
waters rippling away past her. Musing little
maiden! What fairy dreams are dissipated
as she renoves those dripping feet from the
brook and bounds along the path through
the clover-field and across the lawn into the
porch of the farm-house, to divide the con
tents of the apron-the mellow harvest ap
ples for the fRnd father, who glan,e. with
pride upon her unfolding graces, and the wilt
ing flowers for the loving mother, to be re
vived by cool water in the vase where her
own hands arrange them! B!essed little
maiden! What hopes and aflectionsarecentred
Once nmoie I turn the ring, and now in its
shadowy lights the landscape scene is changed.
'Tis the same, but touched and mellowed by
the Great Artist. At the little bridge where
sat the maiden watching the bright waters
rippling over her feet, sits now a thoughtful,
dreamy looking man. The slender fishing
rod in his h-ind, the sketch book and crayon,
and the freshest Magazine thrown upon the
grass at his side, together with an air of care
less elegance pervading him, indicate the ra
tumre-loving, pleasure-living man of the city.
As he furls his line and adjnts his books,
his feet turn into the path over which we
watched the iittle maiden dancim ulit a few
year., before. At the porch lie iN met by -.
l..in but courteous mnai, and a joys girl
with all the uich beauties and grare of ca ly
woranhood ji-ins then. It ;, the samie do
tin. father, thle smne loving daugb.-icr we saw
i tle otter p:ure. Anl. in t;e tiir-k-rinig
rars of tielt 6i'.. I se now the betot ifiul girl
:md-rinr with the thouglitful artiit by% tl;
stre--un which brotgit. t; i -r childih he-irt
su..i Ii. uteolus dlIrm,; and as ills l.JW. ear
nes tone- bldi'h ti I the music:l prattle :
th- waiter-. shte beleves she las ifiimn t4h
r.-al ziti.-n il the vague lioles at l anc:es
lb evier bannted i her by this ni;rniuringJ
h-o-k. Days. weekl; la- o1%, and still tle
xworld!V tita lie:-r, by hir si-le, nf'ectionl
r-ver d; eningn inl hi 4-lanee. and tenderne.'.
in uis tolie; an 1 nwi. as I turn ti.y iinl, :
n k sItdmw -teals wier the ., one, iml inl the
A.. I See sittin- al .ne up in the fro.t-brt.'ge
a in iideii w to pale, id bitow, and s.f', damp
tar. etngl e.rele-sly. fall away fro 1i her
tlu-obhibi g teitiples. lIer clasped hands aie
pressedI over -,-r J:keart, and a ,pirklitig ray
glance. fromi t, em. A ring, a brilliant. emtr
Al-. is upon Ihe'r tinger in-tead of the pl on
j1i I:mid whieb fornerlyv circled it, and
wildly. v:;inly she prays hr the return -if
he giver. vainlv h liitens tr in-ic in the
b o irntiance iN the Imealdow.. Toe
s-;in V n 1ruian win-1 re.-tes throuIgh the
leaves fling around her-decay i. in thme
season, dempai is in her 1. dart. But still.
until the snow chokes the path, anl the ive
hushes the stream, does the lonely girl wan.
der by the old haunts. endeared to her heart
by th'e footsteps and the breat a of the imer
Will you look with tme into the farm-botmsc
after spring has scattered the violeta over the
valley ? Stret ched upon a led in speechless
miserv,. convub-ivye moans breaking from, her
heart,' lies a pale, mee~k-bro~wed wouman, amd
enditng over the striken figure, is a mnan with
fiin but aigonized features, while his tremu
l>us hands brush back the hair, anid wipe off
the cold sweat which despair wrmrs out like
great beads upon her forehead, and at length
is she stretches out her arms and in moaning
accents, " My child, oh, my child !" bursts
from her lips, the strong man totters at the
sound. Rigidity forsakes his featuares, strength
deserts hi- frame, andI in nerveless, relaxation
he sinks upo~n the couch, sob;i etving h~ I
breast, and tears ail the chimnmy id:in;s of
agony wetting his face. And the "child:'
the maiden betrayed ? She is fled ? And
te ring gives no more reflections. But as 1
gaze itnto its absorbed shadows, my nmind re
verts to thie desolate outcast on Bleecker St.
and the story is told.
Executions ini China--Hlorriblec scenes.
The h~orrible executions still coni ine in
Canton,'notwithstanding the place is in the
occupation of the English. A l-tter to thme
l5ston Traveller, written Mamy halt, gives the
flloing account of aii exection :
The execution had been fixed at noon. At
hmalfpast elceien hlmf a dozen ien arrived at
tme execuitionl grouind, each arme~d with what
resembled a cleaver rather than a sword, and
,reeetded by bearers of' rough pine boxes,
ecorated with side's painitedl as if with blood.
These were collins ihr the gang to lie exe'cu
ted, which that dlav numbeilred one hundred
aid fiftv. General unconcern and even a
stoical i ndiff'erence miarked the countenanes
o both soldiers and spectators, who together
imnouted to about one hundred anid fifty. A
breeze spirang up, which carried the iintolera
i~ stench f'romn the quarter occupied by the
foreigners, wh'Io, to the numiber of a dloz:en,
had obtained admittance to the t p of one of
the houses on the side of the street at thme en
trance cf thbis "fiel of jbod.'' Soon alletr
te arrival of' the excutionaers and the collinis.
.r ivisiosn o: the condiemned aippearedl on the
-r .md,~l consitting of ten iniidIuarls, speeilyii
folhaved by the naha'ppy~ w're tceles in eomnpa
nii.s of the saLme numbiier.
Each prisoiner had his hands tied bolhindl
his back, amd a label .tuck in his tail or long
i,'ie, while he was thrust dw-.i in a wicker
:asket, ov<-r wihih hii c~hiaiin-d~ ~ li dagledl
mtarh' -d by a loig papier udlyl paste. I on a strip
of Iamboo&. thriust met weeni them jaex!:t ol' each
coienemnedl indchivimimad and his bac-k. TIhese:
'-an ba~sket,," as thiiy amre calle, siunmig
wtii smail cairk wemre. b.y bambtl.o pob-mIs tmponi
th. t-hcoulders of t w-,. poriterIS. As thme priis
ioi--rs iarriv'edl tiwcy were tatken frmhe baskets
a'd made to k t-efacttingii thie :,ooth. Ini a
p tce of twt'ia y feet by twelve were cotun
t. d as nmny ats seventy prisoners, raniged
in at half-a-dhozent raws. At five miintes' tom
welv'..'a Mandarini, weamrintr a white bumtton,
ar-ivted, aind the two individu-da wtho were
lirst t, be: cut ii pice were tie't toi the cros-.5
s which had beenm pl.antedl. This was pro
bbhly designed to iincrease the terror of death
to those who were abioit ti expermienee it.
jut as though the natural bitterness was nio t
s ficniint. In thme meantwhtile t hut thi~ friigten
iig process was going oni, the executtion coim
mecid, anid twenty or tirty were headles
bere mur tf i.-imd was aware of it. TIhie onily
sud:o bie heard was a hiorrid Ccep, e'h-epi,
cfie'p, as the e'xecutioner's kuife or cleaver
.l pn... t1h. neck of the Viti. No .s.... of
fear were seen in the faces of the prisoners,
as they knelt anw awaited the fatal moment.
No entreaties were made: no shrieks were
heard. One blow was sufficient f3r each, the
head tumbling between the legs of the victim
before the body fell. As the body fell, the
trunk, spouting with blood, sprang forward,
falling on the breast, and was still forever.
In thur minutes the execution was com
plete'd, and one hundred and fifty human be
ings, of all ages, had passed into eternity.
Thereou the other sections commenced a work
still more barbaroni and horrifying; it might
be said to be even devilish-for what could be
more so ?
The victims of torture were tied to the
crosses which had been planted at one end of
the arena, when an executioner approaching,
cut a slice from under each arm with a short,
sharp knife which he carried. A low, sup
pressed, fearful groan from each victim fol
lowed the gashing, but nothing like a scream
or outcry. Dexterous as butchers, a slice
was taken successively by the operators from
the calves, the thighs, aid then the breast of
each. It may be supposed, or at any rate it
may be hoped, that by this time the suffereis
had become insonsible to pain, though they
were not dead. The knife was then thrust
into the abdomen, which was ripped up to
the breast bone, and then twirled round and
round as the heart was separated from its
holdings. Up to this moment, our informer
says, that having once set his eyes upon the
victim under torture, they became fixed as if
by a strange spell ; but now neither he could
stand it nor they be riveted any longer. A
whirling sensition ran through his brain, and
it was with difficulty lie could keep from fall
ing. But this was not all; the lashings were
then cut; and his head being tied by the tail
to a limb of the cross, was severed from the
body, which was then dismembered of hands
and arms, feet and legs separately.
After this the Mandarin left the ground,
to return, however, with a man and woman,
the latter, as it was said, tie wife of a rebel
chief, and the man a leader of some rank
among the rebels. The woman was cut up
in the way already related, but for the man a
more horrible torturing was still decreed.
He was literally flayed alive. Our informant
did not see the operation ; his overpowered
sensilies did not permit it; but an Ameri
can sergeaut of marines did, yv.ho described the
horrors of the scene. The knife was first
drawn across the fr-head, at which a piercing
scream was set firth by the sufferer, and then
the flesh was pulled over the eyes, and so on
till the horrible butchery was ended. There
is a temple in Canton which I visited, called
the " Temple of larrors," because in several
alartmelts are the most horrible representa
ti -s f the tortnr..s of the Builhist hell. But
n t ing :here was more infernal than what
was se.-n here.
Sm.h w -r, the, torture3 inflicted by Yeh
upon at le:ast 100,000 human beings in the
6Vt of Canatol. It i. not surprising that the
noir of hi..; denti: and the arrival of his body
e (s d enthursts of exultation among the
Chincst. who either hal lo.st some of* their
friemmils umder the operration of his cleaver, or
'se stooil i: c ista:t fmear for their own lives.
Thmouands w-re put to de:th who were en
tirely innmocent. except they happened to be
the wives or chadrenm (mf others. or else had
-ome fiamuily coniections. The calmness and
even ind'iftrence with which the Chine.e meet
1e ith are past belief and unaccountable; and
vet, as the late wnr has shown, they are a
'tion of vowLarls : but cowardice and cruelty
uitally go t .gether. I was told an incident
in one of thse execution scenes which defies
credence, amd yet is affirmed to be only the
saber truth. A young mnan was bronght on
t:,e !fat:tl gruind with severa! hundreds who
wemre to be% beheaded at the same time. All
were upon their knees, and awaiting the fear.
fil :-iunal for the conmencement of the day's
butchery. A fruit pedlar happened to be
pa-sing, when the young man happened to
remeznb_ r he had a few cash, or farthing
pieces, in his pocket. He was hungry, for he
hamd been brought a long dlistance in his basket,
andh had gone without his breakfast. Eyeing
the length of the rank to which he belonged,
he conh'l calculte the time wvith much exact
ness when the cleaver would fall uon his
own neck. Nothing dannted, he bought somne
bananas and ate them kneeling, the cleaver,
how-ever. almost intercepting them before they
had passed from thme throat into the stomach!
Sonetimes twenty-five or fifty condemned
rebels were cast into thme river together in their
b skets, to save the labor of execution and
the expense of interment. The Chinese are a
mystery-I cannot understand them.
From the Family Journal.
Mrs. Skinflint Excited.
" Are you aware, Mr. Skinflint, that you
rcked on the baby's tingers ? Have yon the
audacity, y ou incon~sider-ate brute, to call my
enild a arpualling brat because she is crying?
I'll let yout know, sir, that I am not to be
insulted by any such epithets, for an insult to
my baby il an' insult to its mother ! You
don't deserve to have any children, Mr. Skin
liit, you should have lived and died an old,
withered, drawn-up, miserly bachelor. You
are not worthy of .suchs an atffectionate wife!
" Me angry, Mr. Skinflint ? Me angry?7 I
never was calmer in all my life; it is you
who are excited, and yet you sit there as un
moved as if the poor. darling baby was not
ruining her lungs by her agonizing screams.
" You will leave the house, will you, if I
don't hush ! You are afraid to leave it. sir ;
if a frienmd should meet you and inquire after
your wife or the angel baby, whom you have
just dlesignated a brat, you would not dare to
look him in the face.
Did yo say d-.n the baby, Mr. Skin
litOh. you brute ! You ill defined sem
blance of humanity ! 1'll tell my parents how
their dear grand-child has been impiously
cursed by an inhuman father. They will see,
sir,~ whether I am to be treated in this out
rgeoIus manner. i'll have a divorce to-mor
'" You would be bappy to gratify me, would
you? Theni, sit-, I will not sue for one, just
for spite I'll live with you till my dying day !
' Did you say, .sir, you hope it will come
soon. It shall nsot come soon ! I'll live to
see you buried and ll plant a burning bush
over your grave. l'il build a birick pyramid
over you, sir-, so that you can::ot come up at
the resturrection. I never want to see your
viamnous Iace agalin !
" Our por dear infant is absolutely suffer
ing fomr a tootb ring ; but you wont buy it;
,ou carry a 1iv., cent piece in your pocket
:mtil the Goddmks oft Liberty looks like a
skeleonm. Th'e otheri- 1ny. you refused John
ay a cent with which to buy a slate-pencil.
L'b. hinm borrow oneic," says you. Perhaps
ou w oul.ln't objaet to his stealing one ? It
is of no~ unportancee to you, it the cent is on
ly save-lI. Mr. Skinflint, you are the meanest
man living ! You wouldl tear ont mosquitos'
ee, to tuiitmh oil for your lamps!I You
tundl tiour ovater sthells in the slop bucket,
andt c-amse inn, may rosoma awaking the bles.-ed
baby with your eternal coimplinits about ex
"jYou haven't c~ot momney ? It's a lie, Mr.
Skinflint ! W here are the live thousand dol
lrs whuich umy generous fatther gave you as
my dowry ?
Out atI interest, arc they? Well, who
gets the interest? It doesn't conme into this
house. If I ask for a ginghams apron, you
whine aboutt poverty ; if I mention a new
silk-[Eve worn my tiidod one for five years
-you hae a spasmodic collapse in your nock
ets. Your fingers are all scarred, sir, where
the tightly pinched eagles on the half dollisi
bit you. You squeeze a new cent, sir, until
you can hear the Indian yell a mile. -
" Did you call me a lier, Mr. Skinflint? To
be called a liar by a brute of a husband ir
my own room! This is intolerable-yes, mr,,
abominable! PIl send fbr my brother and
have him punch you.
" Don't call me excited, sir: it is enough
to arouse any unprotected female ! You think
because the law makes me your property,
that I am to be kicked about as you pleasc
But I will not suffer it,. sir; I'll resort to the
Indiana legislature ; I'll have a divorce; the
children will cling to their much abused mia;
At this juncture Mr. S. put on his hat and
left the house; while Mrs. S. quieted the
unweaned cause of all this disturbance by a
resort to the usual remedy.
Another Hard-Shell Sermon.
Elder Blow, of Waterproof, Louisiana, has
preached a sermon on the way to Heaven, in
which he took for his text, "Give strong
drink to him that is ready to perish, and wins
to those that be of heavy hearts."
Of ginger pop he says: " Thar is a great!
deel more water nor ginger in it, ah. It is
like the Camelite, fur thar is more water in
them than ennything else. They even carry
thar doctrines so far as to reject glorious old
Burbin, ah. They is fit subject far the track
and missionary societies; but no whar within
the leds uv the Bible can enny tex be found
which tells you that you can enter into the
gate uv the. New Jeruselem on water alone."
Of lager, he says: " This fuddles the idees,
upsets disgestion, obfusticates the understand
ing an leads the drinker thereof into the ways
uv sin and death. It may be likened to the
Mormons. They is wus than the Babblonish
idoluturs that fell down and worshipt the
golden image which Nebicanazsur the king
had sot up.'
Of Cognac brandy, he says : "It is made
outen every thing and bears a great price, ah.
It makes a man feel his keepins ab, n" when
under its influence he is mighty apt to ;ut the
cat outen the bag, ah, an confess to things
that he ought'nt tell. This licker may be
likened to the Romin Cathelicks; because
entey gt with thar preest an under the
influene orspirets, they confess thar sins."
He remarks of whiskey : "It depraves the
appetite, corrupts the sensibilities, nauseates
the stomach, consterpates the bowels, depres
ses the feelings, destroys the health perduces
sick head-ake and vomiting, ah. In different
localitys it has various congelations. In Rack
ensack it is called rot-gut; in Tennysee it ii
named red-eye; in Illinoys it. is denominated
bald-face; and in Texas, whur I live, it is
turmed bust-head. This may be likened unto
the Methodis persuashun, for they is a people
that sturs up things with a short stick, ab.
They is death on camp-meetings and preechin
up thur free grave and parden to all. They
sprinkles in place uv baptison, and with their
sboutin, and screamin and falling frum grace,
they gets obstropulous and hungry with hevi
ness uv hart."
Champagne, he says, " is a costly licker, an
is used by them troubled with big-head, ah.
It is a mity fine spirers, and keeps a scissin, a
popin, an a effervessin.
"It isjust so with the Piscopalians, oh.
They is highfaluten, an 'ristocratic set uv
unbeleevers, ah. They have fine pews, tall
churches, and monstrous orgins. Thar is
boss race-rs, gamblers and chicken fiters among
'em, ah. They is a inity proud people ana
believe in the Postolic Accession, an they keeps
going up from one big preacher to another,
until they get up to nothin. They resemble
St. John's beest with seven heads and ten
He glories in peach brandy, aud thus ex
patiates on it: " This sperits my christain
heerers, may be compared to the old Hard
Shell Baptists, ab. They never deviate from
the old track. No fallin from grace among
um. When they once makes the eddy, they
keeps clear of the breakers uvy whiskey, the,
quicksands uv shampayne, the whirlpool of
Jimmaky, the sholes av ginger pop, the waves
uv coneyack, and the siroccos of lasger beer.
But they steer right into the havin uv old
peach brandy, and thur my inir friends, the
wind may houl, the lightnings flash, the thun
ders roll, and the yeth quake, the old Hard
Shell Baptist will set tbar megs.
" But it makes no dlifference, when we get
to Heaven, how we get thar. The luvers of
shampayne takes e ristocratic car uv Pisco
palianism, the diciples uv whiskey prefers the
pressur dubble bile steem bote of Methodism,
the drinkers of old Jimmnaky takes thar pas
sge in the regular packet uv Presbyterianism,
the suckers uv ginger pop expects to wash
thar way into life everlastin in the cause uv
Camelism, an whenever enny uv them get
thar, you may then sing " The Camels is
" The swiggers uv old coneyack expects to
make that trip to JTerusalem Land in the motly
raft uv Roman Catholicism, while the swillers
rav lager beer is willing to go to heaven in the
flt boat uv Mormonism, ah. An I hopes,
my Christain and dying friends to meet m mny
of you in Heaven. But I am afraid I shant,
fur I see that sum is reddy to leev an are get
ting dry, ah, an the -text says:
" Give strong drink unto him that is re-idy
to perish, an wine unto them that be uv heavy
The Aurora Borealis, Douglas' essay, Mr.
Boyce's speech and the Blne Ridge Railroad
are perfect God send. to editors these days.
We hardly know what they would have done
i these things had not turned up. Well,
there are a great diversity of opinions on all
these subjects. Some they have run off;
some they can't. We recollect hearing an
anecdote of an old gentleman by the name
of Harper who had made a race on a spright
ly filly that he owned. It so happened in
the race, which was run in a long lane, that
a hog, which was lying down ini one corner
of the fence, suddenly frightened by the run
ning horses sprung out and boo-hoo-ed, there
by causing Harper's filly to throw her rider
-Harper's son-whereby he lost the race.
The old man was terribly outraged, swore
that the Harpers were forever disgraced; so
to prove to his son that he was no rider, he
told him to go off down the lane, get in one
corner of the fence, when he would ride the
filly and see if he could boo-hoe him off.
The old man mounted his filly and put off
down the lane as fast as the animal could
travel; just as he got opposite his son, the
lad sprung out, threw up his coat tail and
boo-ho-ed-when down the old gentleman
tumbled. Now all of us are bovr-hoo-ing at
Douglas, but we can't boo-hoo him off the
track, he rides well. It's true, gentlemen of
the press, you have boo-hoo-ed off the aurora
borealis, you have fairly run it off. And
some of you are trying to boo-hoe off the
Blue Ridge Riailroad. Well, you can boo-hon
and boo-hoo, and we tell you now you may
get in the fen'ce corner, throw, up your coat
tails and boo-boo tilt you are hoarse, but you
can't boo-hoo off the building of the Blue
In regard to this road and its tunnel it
standls beyond the power of boo-hoo-ing
The tooth of progress is gnawing its way.
Tirsr Wrr.-Sheridan was staggering home
-one night, when he was observed by a police
man, to whom he said confidentially: " My
name is WVilberforce-I am a religious man
"True, Oh King."
If truth was ever spoken by mortal man, it
was by Sam Houston, when, in his Nacog
dotches speech, he thus detailed the practical
effects of re-opening the African slave trade
by repealing the penal statutcs of Congress
Re-open the African slave trade and the
South will be deluged with barbarians.
Your present stock of negroes would fall in
value, and recede in point of intelligence.
Not a poor man would be able to stay in the
country, because labor would be so cheap
that he would not be able to get bread for him
self and'his family. The labor market would be
overdone. The vast army of slaves would be
put to work in your cotton fields, and the vast
Drop would glut the market beyoud all reason
able demand. Prices would fall to four or
live cents per pounud, and even them, when
the demand was supplied, the greater portion
Df your crop would lie upon your hands for
want of a purchaser. .Freights would advance
to an enormous price, because every sail that
the Yankees could raise-the dear abolition
ist gentlemen who love the negro so well
would be engaged in the traffic. Each
ressel that could be brought or pressed into
the service would uI on the coast of Africa.
It would be mere profitable than the carrying
trade. Your cotton would lie and rot upon
our wharves, or in your ginhouses, becuase
transportation will not pay, and ruin to. your
[inancial interests will be the consequence.
If negroes should be cheaper, money would
be dearer. It is easier now to buy a negro boy
at $1,500 than it was twenty years ago at
1500. Increase the production of cotton at
)nce ten-fold, as it would be, and the demand
Falls off in proportion. .The Yankees then
would get your cotton at four cents per pound,
ind make it into calico and red handkerchiefs
o buy negroes with on the coast of Africa,
hich they will bring South to sell for your
ard dollars. To such a ruinous policy 1 am
)pposed. I do not go to the results that will
secrue to the African. I will not discuss its
morality. That is a question with which I
iave nothing to do. Its practical effects
apon us and our posterity, are what we are
Irst to look at. It may be that the African
ill, Le benefitted, but it will be death to the
We had heard of the operation noticed in
the subjoined extract from a Columbia cor
rspondent of the Charleston Courier, which
ias proved to be a very successful one. The
patient was in a very low condition (says the
outhern Guardian,) utterly depressed in
pirit and not eipecting to find relief this
ide of the grave. Such an operation de
erves a place in the record of passing events:
in a former letter I think I alluded to a
omewhat novel and critical operation, per
ormed by one of our mostfearless and prom
sing young surgeons, Dr. R. W. Gibbes, Jr.
rhis operation-the removal of an extensive
rngus growth, of the size of a large closed
ist, fromt the lower lip-has been a most suc
assful one. The whole lower lip to the chin
wvas removed, and the lower jaw laid bare.
rhe skin from the chin was then stretched
md sewed to the upper lip, thus making an
entire new lip. The gentleman upon whom
,his-op6ration-was performed had given up
dil hopes of existence, and submitted to the
peration as a last resource. .Ie is now re
icing in the restoration of good health, with
L prospect of many years of the better en
oyment of life's blessings.
It is a most curious sight to witness this
'ungus growth in a bottle, preserved in spir
ts; the only cvidence that it was a lip being
he whiskers which yet remain on the flesh.
"IT WAS btT RUTHIFa's."-While passing
apidly up King-street, we saw a little boy
;eated on a curb-stone. Ile was apparently
bout five or six years old, and his well
:ombed hair, clean hands and face, bright
:hough well-patched apron, anid whole ap
yearance, indicated that he was the child of a
oving though indsgent mother. As we looked
Lt him closely, we were struck with the heart
roken expression of his count enance, -and
he marks of recent tears on lis chee~k. So,
rielding to an impulse which always leads us
; sympathize with the joys or sorrows of
;he little ones, we stopped, and, putting a
and upon his head, asked what was the mat
;er. Hie replied by holding up his open hand,
n which we beheld the fragments of a bro
cen tiny toy-a figure of a cow.
"0! is that all? W~ell, ntever mind it.
tep into the nearest toy-shop u..d buy an
ther," and we dropped a four-penmce into his
jand. " That will buy another, will it nut 7"
"0O! yes," replied lhe, burs.ting into a par
xysmu of grief, " but that was little brother
omnmy'se, and he is dead."
The wealth of the world could rnot have
upplied the vacancy that the breaking of
.at toy had left in his little heart. ]t was
'ommy's, and he was dead.
MoDarra l'o:msa..-Let. nto man say,
hetn he thiniks of drunkard, broken in htealth
mad spoiled in intellect, " I can ntever fall so."
Ele thought as little of falling in his earlier
rears. The promise of~ his youth was as
right as yours, and eveu after he began his
lowntward course, he was as unsu;pincious as
he firmest around him, and would repel as in
lignautly the admonition to bewain of intem
perance. The danger of this vice lies in its al
nst mperceptible approach. Few who perish
ay it have by its first adeess. Youth does not
mspect drunkenness in the sparkling beverage
which quickens all its susceptibilities of joy.
re invalid does not see it itn the cordial
which gives new tone to his debilitated organs.
rhe man of thoughtts .d genious detects no
palying poison in the draught which seems
m spring of inspiration to intellect and im
igination. The lover of social pleasure little
ireams that the glass that animates conversa
tion, will sink hima too low for the intercourse
i which he now delights. Intemperance
somes with noiseless step, and b~indn the first
aords with a touch too light to be felt. This
truth of mournful experience should be treas
ured by all, and should infinetnce the arga
ments and habits of social and domestic life
n every class of the community.-Dr. Chan
~s)1METHING VoRTH Kxowxso.-Unader this
tead the Cincinnati Commnercial says: A
lay or two since a workman, de.<ceniding a
wvell which had been excavated ont Barr st., was
yverpowered by the uoxions gas, and became
insensible. A light was let down and as
immediately extinguished from the same
cause, when one of his comrades proposed to
lescend to his assistanci, but was prevented
by the foreman, who wisely remarked that one
man could be rescued more easily than a
couple. As speedily as poi'sible, he proscured
a qtuantity of unslaked lime, which lhe cast
into the p it, and then dashed down a pail of
water, The good effect was evident in a brief
space of time, for a pull at the rope was felt,
and the man was drawn to the surfae, having
fortuately escaped any ill cotnsequence from
the remedy which had been used to dispel the
carbonic acid gas.
?v-r Polish: Make a weak alum water
and mix your British lustre with it; let the
stove be cold, and brush it with the mixture;
then take a dry brush and lustre, and rub
the stove till it is dry. Should any iart, be
fore polishing, become so dry as to look gray,
moisten it with a wet brush, and proceed as
before. By two appliestions a year iu can be
FIRE PROOF COMPOSITION TO RESIST FIRE
FOR Fivr Hounls.-Dissolve, in cold wrater,
as much pearlash as it is capable of holing
in solution, and wash or daub with it all the
boards, wainscoating, timber, &c. -Then dilu
ting the same liquid with a little water, add
to it such a portion of fine yellow clay as will
make the mixture the same consistenoe as
common paint; stir it in a small quantity of
paperhanger's flour paste, to combine both
the other substances. Give three coats of
this mixture. When dry, apply the follow.
ing mixture: Put into a pot equal quantities
of finely pulverized iron filings, brick dust
and ashes; pour over them size or glue wa
ter; set the. whole near a fire, and vhen
warm stir them together. With this liquid
composition, or size, give one coat; and an its
getting dry, give it a second coat. It resists
fire for five hours, and prevents the wood
from ever bursting into flames. It rests the
ravages of fire so as only to be reduced to
coals or embers, without spreading the con
flagration by additional flames; by which
five clear hours are gained in removing valua
blo effects to a place of safety, as well as
rescuing the lives of Al the family from dan
ger! Furniture, chairs, tables, &c., particular
ly staircases, may be so protected. Twenty
pounds of finely sifted yellow clay, a pound
and a half of flour for making the paste, and
one pound of pearlash, are sufficient to pre
pare a square rood of deal boards. When
the Chinese were told the risk we ran of be
ing roasted alive in our many-storied mian
sions, they remarked: "What little land the
English must possess, that compels them to
build such high houses !"
SINGULAR Ta.DiIoN.-Among the Semi
nole Indians there is a singular tradition regar
ding the white man's origin and superiority.
They say that when the great Spirit made the
earth healso made three men, all .6f whom
wereof fair complexion; and that, after mak
ing them, he led them to the margin of a
small lake and bade them leap therein ard
wash. One immediately obeyed, and came
from the water purer than before ; the second
hesitated a moment during which time the
water, agitated by the first, had become
slightly muddy, and when he had bathed he
came up copper colored ; the third did not
leap in till the water became black with mud,
and he came out with his own color. Thea
the Great Spirit laid before them three pack
ages of bark, and bade them choose; and,
out of pity for his misfortune in color, gave
the black inan the first choice. He took
hold of each of the packages, and having felt
the weight, chose the heaviest ; the copper-col
ored one then chose the second heaviest, leav
ing the white man the lightest. When the
packages were opened, the first was found to
contain spades, hoes and all the implement*
of labor ; the second enwrapped hunting, fish
ing and warlike apparatus; the third gave to
the white man, pens, ink and paper-the en
gine of the mind-the mutual, mental im
provenient-the social Ink of human ideas
the foundation of the white man's prosperity.
0 - - -
We wonder there are not a hundred sub.
scribers in Oxford to the Field & Fireside, a
literary and agricultural weekly published at
Augusta, Ga., at two dollars per annum.
"-Master William Mitten, or a youth of- bril
liant talents who was ruined by bad luck," a
humorous and instructive story, by the distin.
guished author of the " Georgia Scenes," has
already run through the first fifteen numbers
of the paper, and is worth the subscription
tenfold. Overfond mothers are done up to i
the life. The moral will prove eminently
salutary to such as are capable of making a
self-applicatio:n. Judge Longstreet has a-very
hospitable welcome to our town, where he
has been sojourning this summer. It is very
refreshing to see him retaii all the freshiness
and vivacity of youth at an age :when most
men are hors du combat in the great battle of
life. May hi4 shalow never grow shorter.
Mercury, Oxod Miss, Sept. 8.
A Masoste Quesrox.-Does Masonry exist
in the Emnpirc of Japan ? Some time since
aL gentlemani purchased in the city of Havana,
a box of Japan ware, emblazoned with beau
tiful Masonic synibols. The fact was mention
ed in the Mercury as a curiosit;- amid also as
a significant iudication that. "Mlasonry" had
found its way to this secluded nation. Our
mzost learned Masonic authority, Dr. A. G.
Mackey, states it as his conviction, that the
workmanship displayed on this box could
not have been executed in Japan, as to his
knowledge the mysteries of the order were not
known there, nnd ascribes to some skilful
Frenich artisan the credit of having done it.
As a miatter of curiosity, the owner has con
sented to have it exhibited at Courtenay's
book store for a few days, where the fraternity
cani examine it for themnselves.-Charlstonu
" My V onuc Is DoNE."-Such was the
exclamiamation of an old man, near eighty
years of age, seated ini his house, at sunset,
with his hands placed upon his head, after
having performed his accustomed daily labor
in the field. Ihis work was done ; for he soon
after breathed his last. How suggestive the
words; " My work is done." We all have a
work to accompish-a destiniy to fulfill; and
with what a calmness of coiiscience must he
meet death, who departs not till ample time
has been given him to perform each and all
the importanit duties of life, and can then
proudly say, " My work is dans."!
The American rowdy is a terrible nuisance.
Hear how the poor Dutch landlord described
his sufferings at the hands of one of these
amiable beings: "Ter rowdy comned in and
axed mue to sell him sum beer. I tells 'im
he had more as would 4o 'im goot. Hie calls
mc von ole Tutch liar and begins to proke
two tumplers. My vife she call for dle vatch.
'ouse. 'Fore de vatch-'.use got dare, die row
dy he kick Hans Scruggle behiint his back,
kissed my dlaughter Petsy before her face,
proke all my tumaplers 'cept ter ole stone
itcher, and spilt my vife and todder peer
arrels in ter cellar.
DEATH OF A~N AGED WoMAN.-A negro
woman in the service of Mr. Jacob Coles, of
this county. died a few days ago, at the ad
vnced age of one hundred and ten years.
She was regularly baptized into the Episcopal
Church, while it was yet the established
church of Virginia, aiid remained connected
with it up to the time of her death. Her
former master, old Mr. Coles, was a member
of the Continental Congress, and she attended
the family to New York in the capacity of
waiting-maid, where she often saw Gen.
Washington and other celebrities~ of the Rev
olution. She had in her possession, at the
time of her death, a ring given her by the
wife of Gen. Green.-Danville (Va.) Trans
THE newspapers are laughing and joking
about the use of Harper's Magazine, by Sen
ator Douglas, as the medium of communica
ting his political opinions. We wish that
many other politicians would follow his ex
ample, and prefer the monthly magazines to
the newspapers for their communications.
It would relieve the latter of a great deal of
trash, and make them much more acceptable
to the public.-Alexandria Gazette.
Friendship does not gonsist in words, in
great dinners, or unmeaning smiles. Show
me the man who will break hs last loaf with
m5and I wim eli that man MandL
From the Charleston Mercury.
Letter from the Hon. M. L. Bonham.
AIa. EDITOR: On the first 'Monday in .June
last, I addressed a portion of my constituents
at Laurens Court House. Circumstances did
not admit of my preparing a report of that d
dress for publication. An extract from the
brief report of my remarks by the Editor of
the Herald, having recently appeared in your
paper, as indicative of my views as to the
policy of the South in the approaching Presi
dential election, I deem it not improper,
through the same medium, which circulates
extensively in the Fourth Congressional Dis
trict, succinctly but more fully to state the
views I expressed, and now entertain, upon
that absorbing question.
The debate in the Senate last February as
to the tine construction of the Kansans-Nebras
ka act, and the rights of the slave States in
the territories brought the advocates of the
opposing constructions face to face in that
body and before the whole country. Subse
q ent discussions on the stump and through
the press have but served to make plainer the
distinction. There can now be no more "cheat
ing" or " being cheated," as to this question,
unless the South chooses to be cheated. For
one. I rejoice that it is so.
The mass of the democratie party North,
with some few South, maintain that, although
it is the right of the slaveholder to carry his
property into the territories, still the right is
perfect in the people thereof, prior to the for
mation of a State constitution, by adverse, un
friendly, or hostile legislation (all the same in
effect,) to make it slave territory or free terri
tory, no matter what may be the decision of
the Supreme Court. If this be true-if a
handful of squatters from the over-populous
States of Europe and crowded cities of the
North. pushed forward by Emigrant Aid. So.
cieties into new territories, can, by unfriendly
or hostile legislation, exclude slavery, vithout
the power on the part of Congress, by the
passage of adequate laws, to restrain such un
constitutional legislation, then would that act
indeed be what its author is charged with
having said it was-" the best freesoil measure
evAr adopted by Congress." But is this true?
The squatter sovereignty advocates themselves
concede that Congress has not the power to
legislate slavery into or out of the territories,
as is contended by the abolitionists. The no
tion, therefore, that Congress-an agent-can
delegate to its creatures, the territorial legis
latures, a power which the Congress itself
does not possess, but which resides alone with
the sovereign States, the creators of that Con.
gress, would seem to be too preposterous for
serious argument., But it is claimed that the
doctrine of non-intervention in the Kansas
Nebraska act precludes Congress from inter
fering to counteract this unfriendly or hostile
territorial legislation. Non-intervention meant
nothing more nor less, at the passage of that
act, than that Congress shonlil not legislate
slavery into or out of the territories, but that
the people thereof should decide the question
for themselves, when adopting their constitu
tions, with an adequate population, preparato
ry to admission into the Union. That was
the meaning, as held by all demoerats in Con.
gress, except such as seem to have had a
reserved construction for future use. No one
then maintained, in Congress, that it implied
e right of the territorial. legislatures to over
ride the Constitution and the decision of the
Supreme Court, and exclude slavery from the
territories, with no power on the pirt of Con
tress to restrain them. With such a construc
tion that measure could not have commanded
the support of a corporal's guard among
On the other hand, if all property, without
distinction, should be equally protected by the
territorial laws, congressional legislation might
not be requisite. But, if the territorial legis
lature should discriminate in its laws against
slave property, either by onitting to afford it
equal protection with all other property, or by
ositive hostile enactments, it would be the
ty of Congress, the common agent of all
the States, to afford that protection which its
gent, the territorial legislature, had so with
held, in violation of the Supreme Court. No
ther doctrine is compatible with the rights of
the slave States in the territories. And it is
assing strange how any one can support the
ugitive Slave Law, which carries out the
-rovisions ol the constitution in sovereign
states, and yet deny the power 3f Congress to
ass laws to carry out those provisions in the.
erritories, the common property of those
These, according to my understanding, are
the opposing constructions-squatter sover
eignty and, its opposite. On the former plat
>rm Judge Douglas has announced to the
emocratic party that they can take him as
tieir candid.ate for President in 1860O, or not
t all. This is hold and decided. and will, it
A to he hoped, inspire a like .gicit on the
prt of the South.
The issue is thus distinctly tendered. Can
the South decline to meet it without an aban
dnment of her rights ? Can she support
Jdge Douglas or any man holding the same
views on this question without. being concln
adi? I think not. The i~sue being tendered,
a failure to meet it subjects the South to a
deree by default, and her mou h will be
rer after closed. 11er own people would te
grd it res adjudica La.
Nor ought the South now to ignore this
issue and supp~ort a candidate who is uncom
mcitted. Trhe question is before the country,
and even though it were butt an abstraenion.
the principle is none the less important that
there is no immediate application. No one
d~ubts that. the Indian and other territories
suited to slave labor will be acquired by the
Gvrnment-how soon no one knows; anid
thre can be no better time than this to settle
th question. In my humble judgment, it is
th duty of the South, laying aside all issues,
the agitation of which will distract her coun
llm without producing present good, to de
mand1 of the democratic party-not a " slave
coAe"-an ugly name to make obnoxious a
great constitutional right-but a distinct re
cogition, in the approaching Presidential
cotest, of the right on the part .of slavehold
ers to congressional legislation, whenever
such legislation may be needed, to protect
ther rights against the unfriendly or hostile
legislation of any territory ; and in default
thereof, to support for her candidate some
satesman who is sound upon that question as
wel as others of vital interest to the South.
She should eschew all conmpromise oni the
quetion of slavery in all itsi bearingzs. The
compromise of the constitution, whereby three
fifths of the labor of' the South only is repre
sented, whilst that of the North is fuilly repre
sentd, was an error, but it i.' a part of that
copact, and by that let her abide. For the
ftue the word compronui, e should be stricken
from the Southern political vocabulary. It is
time she had known whether that party-the
bulk of which is in the South-will risk itself
befoe the country advocating the constita
tioned rights of the South. If it will not, the
party should go down and a healthier organi
zatin take its place. It has been the oast
ofdeocrats that that party is the only constitu
tional party of the country. Now is the time
to mke good that boast. It is better far to
sffer defeat on a sound constitutional princi
ple, than to achieve victory by its abandon
mnent. We are not unmindful that we have
tre friends at the North ; but if they cannot
sustin themselves at home on the principles
of thu constitution, the sooner the people of
the South are made to comprehend it the bet
ter. For all practical purposes, the con
gressional legislation of Mr. Seward is no
woa hnthe squatter sovereignty of Mr.
=.....1.... .an A... mdadii ere
between the-imi on many other important ques.
tions, if the South is tine to herself,'she need
not be subjected to the humiliation of havitik
to make'choice between two evils. If -the
doctrine of either can prevail, we can entertain
no well founded hope of having the; rights
g nedto us under the constitution, and
gffimed by tthe Supreme Court, "guarded
and protected" in the Union.
M. L. BONHAM.
A Judge, on passing a sentence of. death
upon an Irishman, said as usual,
" I have nothing now to do but to pass the
dreadful sentence of the law upon you."
"0, don't trouble yourself on my accouiit,'
"must do miy duty," resumed the judgep.
You must go from bence to- the place of ex
eution, where von are tobe hanged by your
neck till- you are dead; and the Lord ave
mercy on your soul I"
"I am m'uch obliged to you," says the pris
oner, "but I never heard of any one thriving
after your proys."
AN TPoRTmT DEcIsioN.-The Suprem'e
Court of Alabama has recently decided that
the laiw by whi'h it was lirovided that no
liquor shituld be sold- within five mileisof the
town of Greensboro', where the-Southern
Univeriity is located, is ecnstitutional. This
settles the question. The liquor shops hago
all been closed, and the door-knobs hung in .
crape. This decision frees the. town from a
great nuisanet for five miles; taking them
into the open prairie, or into the midst of plan
tations, whose owners do not wish any dram
shops to corrupt their negroes.
"WU.1. you help me out of this mud-hole "
said a travelling druggist, who had just been
compelled to stop his teem in a mud-hole, be
cause his horses couldn't pull it out. " No,
I can't stop," said the Yankee, who was heavi
ly loaded, and was fearful that he would be
too late for the cars. "I would take it as a
great favor, besides paying you," said the
druggis'. " What are you loaded with ?"
asked the Yankee. " Drugs and medicines,"
said he. " J guess I'll try to get you out, then,
.for I am loaded with tombstones." They were
seen travelling together after-that.
"STRANGER, where mought you be from ?"
"Madam, I reside in Shelby county, Kentuc
ky." " Wall, stranger, hope no offense, but
what mought you be doin' way up here?"
"Madam, I am searching for the'lost sheep of
the house of Isreal." " Joan, John I" shouted
the old lay, "come right here this minit;
here's a stranger' all the way from Shelby
county, Kentucky, a huntin' stock, and ill
jest bet my life-that tangle-haired old black
ram that's been in our lot last week is one of
A farnier hired a sailor to dig a * patch of
potatoes upon condition of being allowed a
hottl.? of whiskey to begin with. In about an
hour, the farmer went to see how the son of
Neptune had progressed with his business of
farming, when he found him holding to a
stump, the bottle lying empty at his feet, and
no potatoes dug. "Halloo, you rascal!" said
he, " is this the way you dig potatoes ?" " If
you want your potatoes dug," said the ailor,
hicconghing, " bring 'em on, for I'm not
agoing to run all round the lot after 'em.!'
Two city ladies meeting at a visit, one a
grocer's wife and the other a cheesemonger's
(who perhaps stood more upon the punctilio
of precedence than some of their betters would
have done at the court end of the town,) when
they had risen up and took their leaves, the
cheesewonger's wife was going out of the
room first. upon which the grocer's lady pulling
her back by her gown, and stepping before
"No, muadam," said she, "nothing come,
SIInAP, VixnY.-A negro man who purchasedl
his freedom went to New York State, and by
r'.gid economy saved 900, which he entrustedl
to an abolition lecturer to go to Delaware and
buy his oldest daughter. The lecturer was
overcome on his charitable errand by a fair
daughter of the State of Delaware, whom he
mnarr'ed and then pocketed the $600 given to
him by ithe negro. This is about as far as
the principle of an abolitionist extends-as
far as it is possible to make money out of it.
SroNTAEoUs COMBUSTION FaOM R~sTY
Ieos--Mr. Marsh, an able chemist, found
that iron long under water, when reduced to
'powder, invariably becomes red-hot. and .ig
nites any thing it touches. A general knowl
edge of this is important, and is aceounts for
nmany spontaneous fires. A piece of rusty old
iron, brought into contact with a cotton-bale
in a warehouse or on ship hoard, may occa
sion much loss of life and prop -It:..
IDsar or .t RuVOrLcTIOarY SOLurE.
William Oweney, of Southampton county,
Vs., died a few days since, aged 100 years
and five mnonth's. He wvas engaged in the
battle of Brandywine, and also at Petersburg,
Va. The oldl soldier had never taken medi
eine2 in his lite, .vud in his last illness positively
refuased to have it administered.
AN Irish servant having entered the draw
ing-roomn, with the ni-tress's favorite poodle
wringing wet, " How - '.H, Bridget ; how
camne Fudo to get so ver3 w ?''inquired the
lady. " An, faitb, mem. anx ii was~ little Tom
my that had the tiny baate laLed tr the end
ofa powi, and was washing the windvr3 wid
A becautiful thought la suggested in the Ko
ran :-" A ngels. in the grave, will not ques
tion thee as to the amount of wealth thou
hast left behind thee. but what good dleed thou
hast done, while in the world, te entitle thee
to a seat among the blest."
HoPE Fon ETERITY.-H~ad mankind noth*
ing to expect beyond the grave, their best
faculties would be a torment to them; and
the more considerate and virtuous they were,
the greater the concern and grief they would
feel from the shortness of their prospect.
The last words of the Old Testamnt are
a fearful threatening: " Less I com<-and .smit.'
the earth with a curse." The last words of
the New Testament are a benediction : -- The
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ he with yoau
Somebody has found out a new way of
taking pictures. hy which tbey can he taken,
better in the nighit than ini the day-time. A
Schenectady daguereotypist has missed sever
al from the frames that bang by his door, and
dosen't approve of the new plani.
A prominent speaker at a "Republican"
gathering in Ohio, said that he " expected to
spend an eternity in company with "lRepub
licans," to which a ripe old Democrat replied
that he " rather thought he would, unless he
repented of his sins!".
An envious man repines as much at the
manner in which his friends live as if he
The love of pleasure betrays us into paini,
and many a man, through the love of fame,