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SOFTLY-GENTLY.
From my kanuseipt.
Turn 'it softly, lift it gently, gently lift the infant
head,
-aint and fainter comes the breathing, now its
prattling life is sped.
Softly, softly; gently, gently ; do not wound the
Ppirit's there,
Angels guard the little sleeper, every zephyr
pants with prayer.
Sold them lightly, lightly fo:d them. ild the
hands upon its breast,
Clothe it purely, clothe it saintly for its final
home of rest.
Ligbly, gently ; softly, softy, now the cherub's
smiSle y,m trace,
Like a spirit's form 'tis melting o'er the infant's
lovely face.
Gently, softly, softly, gently grows the holy,
heavenly blush,
Coming like a seraph's breathing, spreading as
an angel's flush.
Litt it softly, bear it gently, rest it in the cof
fined boune,
Yold the snowy mantle round it in its little cof
fincd home.
Smooth it lightly, smooth it gently, do not brush
the curl away,
Thus it rested %hen the infant loved a:.d prat
tied all the day ;
Gather round it, humbly view it with a hushed
and silent breath,
View the lovely dreamer sleeping, happy in the:
arms of deatb.
Gently, gently, let the mother take her last fond
look of love,
None can know her broken anguish but her
guardian God above,
Turn and do nor. mark her weeping as she kneele
her babe bezde,
Tura and let her gr:ef escape her in an over
Shelming tide.
Softly, softly, bear the sleeper fro-l the scene of
death sod g1oom,
Jear it meek1r, bear it humbly to its chill and
narrow toub.
Gently, gently, heip it genty, smooth the little
hillock o'er,
Xether, do not mourn your treasure, it is ouly
gone before.
For the Herald.
TO--.
When round the blazing hearth we gr oup,
A voice, a form, we miss;
Ah, then we feel that sorrows dash
The cup of presenit blies.
Is she for whom now falla the tear,
Absent but for a while ;
Ad will she soon return) again,
And glad us with her smile ?
Where, where is she, that absent one,
Whose laugh like mui broke
In richest tone3 upon the heart,
TAnd gleesome pleasures woke.
- Ah ! she has gone! ntot to return,
When spring repaints the flowers,
And carpets with enlive-ning green,
This earth we fain call ours.
'Tis true that tree, now stripped and bare,
With luscious fruits vill bend ;
And foliage on a thousand trees,
Their tin'.s in beauty blend.
TIhe stream, now bound in winter's chain,
Shall once more roll along ;
And dancing 'neath the sunny ray,
Pour forth its gladsome song.
All nature soon shall robe herself,
In garments rich and fair ;
-And e'en above that hallowed spot,
An air of beaut wear.
But never more shall she we mourn,
Return to make us glad ;
- And thought of that dear absent one,
Shall ever make us sad. S.
Remtiniscences of "Bracibridge liall."
BY HOSPEs.
CGmtinued.
I cannot do better than to commence this
etapter with a sketch or portrait of the lady
.ef the ruansion, whose powers of entertain
ment, or rather whose agreeable manners,
vivacity in conversation, disposition to please
and be pleased,wbose ungrudging anid elegant
6.spitality, was dispensed "con amnore;"w hose
agreeable person and commanding figure, and
stylish air, all rendered her an attractive per
son in society and at home. She was an or
ment to society, and had that agreeable
persiflage which renders woman especially
attractive in social gatherings, at routes,balls,
pirblic assemblies and piaces z.f amusement.
She possessed rather an unusual degree of'
personal elegance in style of figure, and a re
Snad ,cast of features,which seemed especially
attractive when wrea,thed with smiles, and
that gay, mirthfu.l expression, which was es
pecially becoming t.o her.
The hospitality at Bracebridlge was profuse
and unsoended, and the well-spread board
gave abundaat testimony of this, with the
well-prepared viands with which it was load
ad at morning, noon and eve. The depart
ment of the cmeine was nre%dd over bhe
competent hands, and never did biscuits, a ]a
mode, come in lighter guise or more pictur
esque form, muffins such as the gods might
have envied, and waffles which were raved
about by the partakers thereof, and which
were dreamed about by officers in camp;
broiled chickens, which make one hungry to
write about, besides other things, to enume
merate which, would require too much
time and space. The breakfast service, as
well as the tea and dinner service,were of the
most elegant and costly character, and every
concomitant which could make those meals
pleasant and agreeable, or enhance their com
fort, was at hand in the spacious dining room.
The owner of the mansion,who was fine look
ing and with a portly person, though by no
means pompous, had very courteous man
ners. He was a well-informed and cultivated
man, without conceit or vanity, and was much
too well bred to be egotistical. He was ex
tremely fond of society ; and seconded all liis
partner's social proclivities, and though fond
of home and with domestic tastes, he ever
welcomed her guests with unmistakable
pleasure..
Among the male visitors of Bracebridge, a
certain Captain was conspicuous for enjoying
heartily the good cheer and society which he
found there, and adding to the enjoyment of
others. He had a place in every romp, a
voice in every laugh. A true Horetian, he
seized whatever opportunity offered for inno
cent pleasure, and crowded into brief leaves
of absence from the army, the fun and frolic
to which, as a soldier, he was entitled. Young
and ardent, he still stands a cheerful light
amid the shadows that gather around the last
days of the Hall. Then there was his friend,
the Adjutant, tall, slender, fair-haired, and as
sanguine and joyous as his con,rade. His
mind, naturally strong and acute, was shaped
into symmetry by a liberal education, and his
disposition, of itself confiding and sympa
thetic, was only warmed and fortified by the
dangers and hardships of war. What he did
be did w ith his might, and what he had to
suffer hc bore with equanimity. None of us
bear so many of the scars of battle as he, yef
norie of us, I believe, have been, and. are_,ore
cheerful and hopeful.
His brother, the Dr., was of us also;though
not given to female society, he would, for a
time, lay aside the amputating knife and the
bone-saw for the less sanguinary amusements
of the home-circle. He. like the rest of us
youth, was a soldier, and like us spent his
furlouglis much about the Hall. He was uri
versally esteemed for his intelligen-e, honesty
and geniality of soul. He secured an excel
lent reputati n both as an officer of the li::e
and a surgeon, and now pursues his profes
sion with the most flattering prospect of use
fulness and distinction.
Another personage, identified with this pe
riod of the history of Bracebridge, and who
participated prominently in its social festi' i
ies, and w ho was somewhat domesticaited
there during periods of absence from the army,
was one whose literary tastes and acquire
ments and intellectual gifts were quite be
yond( ordinary, and had received the polish
which European travel imparts to such a
mind, and whose correct taste in the fine arts
had been strengthened and improved by con
tact with the finest suhjects of the best mas
ters. He was quite an acquisition to the cir
cle, for without being at all pedantic, he was
very social in his nature, with a degree of
mirthfulness in his temperament which was
also at some periods of his life dashed with a
disposition to cynicism. He was very sin
cere, not given to compliments, but careful
to abstain from doing injury to others. With
his moustache Nd imperial, and his cast
face anid head, he was somewhat like the pic
tures we see of the poet Spenser, and as his
poetical gifts are by no meansdespicable,there
may be something more than mere illusion in
this idea. He has the clear, deep blue eye of
his parents, both of whom were very intellec
tual, and his father a man of distinction in
the State.
A fifth gentleman of our company was Cap
tain --. He was for some time the only
married habitue of the house; but certa%ly
none of us entered more cordially into the
enjoyments of the place or contributed more
largely to them than he. He was young,
handsome,graceful, cultivated, amiable. It is
difficult to say what was his chief gift. In
these "piping times of peace," and those
which preceded the war, he is and was the
lover of letters and the ornament of his so
ciety; while during the Revolution he partici
pated conspicuously and with great credit in
the long and memorable seige of Charleston.
He still lives to hear us company in these
hard, moneyless days.
So much for the torches that still glow
amid the tw ilight of the past ! Alas, that
we must know that two of the brightest have
been quenched in the night of the grave!
Two, who walked hand in hand in happy
chidhood : two, who studied together in the
halfs of learning :t wo, who battled shonlder
to shoulder through three years of bloody
war : t wo,who covered1 themselves with glory :
two, who went to those graves where they
slumber, close together, amid the lamenta
tions of a stricken people!
Col. W. D. R. was a native of this district,
and although generally residing in the coun
Here he was ever welcome ; or, with a quick
and versatile mind, he combined a sanguin'e,
buoyant temperament, equally impressingard
impressible. Ile had ei-joyed the advantages
of the best educational institutions of the
South, and of the best society, and was pur
suing a finishing course of European study
and travel when re-called by the political
difficulties cf his State. IHe at once entered
the army where be gradiially rose to the Col
onelcy of the -- Regiment, in which posi
tion he was killed in October, 186. IlIe was
quick and brilliant in mind, ardent and affec
tionate in heart, cheerful and gay in disposi
tion ; the pride of his family, the admiration
.0c strangers, and the love of all his friends.
Col. J. ). N. .was, from first to last, a fre
quent-and indispensable guest of the house.
He was never at home but he was there, he
was never there but he delighted all who met
him. He was a native of this town, a gradu
ate of the Citadel Academy, a lawyer, a sol
dier, a patriot, and, thank God, a righteous
man! He was such a man as it is hard to
find in these degenerate days, and even more
difficult to picture than to find. All the no
bler elements of the human character and the
apparently antagonistic, seemed to mingle in
him in most delightful harmony. Possessed
of a strong and solid intellect, a dauntless
courage, a rigid conscientiousness,he schooled
himself and al' who were subjected to his in
fluence and control, in the duties of peaceand
of war. le feared no danger, he shrank from
no difficulty, he was elated by no success.
IIe was bold, industrious, patient, practical.
Nor were the sterner virtues all his gifts. He
was kind and affectionate, liberal in all his
views, unselfish in all his actions. He was
courteous and sociable, fond of all the rational
enjoyments of life, unwavering in all his at
tachnients. Ile was the idol of his family
and his friends. He was my constant friend
and associate-more to me than the cold cha
racters of the pen can picture. But let it be
a consolation to me and all of us to know
that the death which took away a cherished
frien 1, gave to that friend a blessed inamor
tality.
; .>eepr.n, br:%ve soldier - t.e at lenzth thy well
deerved rest.
Light be the sods of native earth upon thy pulse
less breast!
The softest winds of evening sweetest murmurs
o'er thee wave!
Spring's fairest, freshest blossoms flower upon
thy quiet grave!
Sleep on! secure irom care and toil, from envy,
pride and hate
Beyond the reach of battle's roar, beyoud the
shafts of fate.
Sleep on! and riny kind Providence grant us an
end like thine,
To fall at duty's post and pass into the life divine !"
NOTE-The writer of the above desires to ac
knon%ledge the joint authorship of this article,
since some five or six of the personal sketches
were w ritten hby a literary frie. d at his (the
writel 's) request, for special reasons, which will
doubtless be underh~stood by many of the readers.
AN IMPORTANT 1REVENrE lREPoRT.-A Washing
ton dispa teh ot the 30th ult , sta tes that Messrs.
W~ells, Caldiwell and ll:ays, who were appointed
a commititee to revise the present revenue system,
have made a repirt, which has been approved
by the Secretary of the Treasury and laid before
Congress. Among the recommienditions con
tained in the report are the following:
A tax of tive cents a pound on ra'w cotton.
A reduction of the tax on whiskey to one dol
lar per gallon.
A reduction of the number of articles upon
which taxes shall be laid, aM' a gradually in
creased burden upon a few luxuries and necessa
ries.
The reinoval of all taxes from manufactured
articles in time.
The exemption of all incomes below one thou
sand dollars instead of six hundred d.lIlars as at
present, the ex to be five per cent. on all in.
conmes above ::.t sum.
No tax upon :Ef tobacco.
No tax upon retail trades, shoemakers, tailors,
dressmakers, etc.
TnE Coo.iE TRanE.-The London and China
Telegr api of the 4th uit. says:
Of the thirty ships now lying at anchor in the
harbror of Macao, sixteen are chartered for Ha
vana with slaves. All these vesscls will, as is
the custom, ship a certain number of Coolies in
ecess of their contract, in order to have the
mea ns of supplyinig the places of those who may
die on the voyage. It is curious that no one
has, as yet, found out why so many of the Cool
Iies lose their sight on the voyage. Out of a car
go of five hundred, f orty wvi I be c ompletelv blind
before they arrive at their destination; and as,
according~to the term of their charter party, the
barracoon owner will only pay for and receive
those thait arrive in possession of their eyesight,
the unfo'ltunate blind are probably cast into the
sea or landed upon somec desert island, for the
Goverriient will not permit any Chinamnen to
live in Havana unless lie belongs to a master.
There were two negro exhibitions Monday
ight, both largeiy attended by enthusiastic au
diences of white trash. Fred Douglass enlight
ened the inferior white race with his views upon
the politieni crisis, and that ebony, operatic mete.
or, the "Black Swan," made her first re-appear
ance in New York for several years. The "Swan"
is a virgin negress of forty summiers and two
hundred and fifty pounds weight. Fancy this
hevy colored person indulging in the vocal varn
Iations to Donnizetti's "0 Mio Fernando," and a
cavatina from Verdi's "Attila." The effect must
have been sublime, and so thought an applaud
ing audience, with the exception of one person,
aduknFenian, who declared with all the
strength of his lungs that he could "sing better
than that-nanger anyhow." It is needless to
say he was husitled o.t without ceremony.
IPORTANT CIRCULAR FROM THlE TREAsURY
DEPA RTMENT, W AMINGTON,FEBUARY 5, 1866.
A circular har been issued from the Treasu
ry Department, rescinding former orders rela
tive to taxation on manufactured articles in
hands of manufacturers in Southern States,
which have been hitherto exempt from taxa
tion. After the first of March, such articles
will be subject to the prescribed rates of taxa
tion under excise lax, no matter what is the
dAte of the mannf:mt'!ro
The Presbyterian ChUrch.
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church, one of the ablest ecclesiastical bodies
in the country, which assembled in Macon,
Georgia, last month, issued a pastoral letter
to the churches under their charge, which
has been greatly admired by all denonina
tions for its clear calm, and Christian counsel.
After reviewing the action of the Church in
the past in relation to slavery, and in corm
menting on the present condition of the freed
people, the address says:
"But in this dispensation of Providence
which has befallen the negroes of the South
ern States, and mainly without their agency,
your obligations to promote their welfare,
though diminished, have not ceased. lebtors
before to them when bond, you are still debt
ors to them when free. You are bound to
them not only by the ties of a common na
ture, a common sin, but a common redemp
tion, also. They have grown up around and
and in your households, have toiled for your
benefit, ministered to your comforts and
wants, and have often tenderly, faithfully
nursed you in sickness. I hey are still around
your doors, in the bosom of your community
Many of them are your fellow-heirs of salva
tion. Together with you, they need it ; great
ly need it for time-for eternity. We are
persuaded you will not trn away from them
in this day of their imagined milleniur-we
fear, of terrible calamity. Do all you can for
their best welfare, and do it quickly, for they
already begin to pass rapidly away. By pure
ness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by
kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love un
feigned, by the Word of God, by the armor
of righteousness on the right hand and on the
left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report
and good report, let it be shown to all men
that nothing shall withdraw the sympathy of
your heart or the labor of your hand from a
work which must of necessity and ever rest
chiefly upon those who dwell in the land, and
not upon the strangers who visit it. If their
condition is made better, if souls are plucked
as brands from the burning, you will have the
comfort of knowing that you were, under God,
instrumental in such happy results."
The above eloquent and Christian language
must commend itself to the hearts of all who
have an interest in the welfare of their coun
try.
NEw YORK, January 31, 1866.
The important report sent over the wires
on Monday, by the Agent of the Associated
Press, of the President's conversation with
Spnator -xo-f -CTofnnctceut, has created
disgust, not to say, consternation among the
Radicals. The 7ribune thinks, editorially,
that the report is correct, and that its publi
catiun has the official sanction. The Presi
dent is -tiing into very bad odor with the
extretnists. The negro orator, Fred Douglass,
lectured before an immense Radical assent
blage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, on
Monday night, and at every mention made of
Andrew Johnson the name was vigorously
hissed. Now that he has openly declared his
disgust at the negro carnival going on in the
halls of Congress, and intimated his intention
of putting his constitutional veto to the crimi
nal and absurd measures which the Radicals
are rushing through, he has fairly been given
over by that faction, and may be considered
the leader of that great Union party of the
whole country, of which Raymond, of New
York, Voorhees, of Indiana, and Perry of
South Carolina, are equally the representa
tives. The Radicals have overshot their mark.
Their intolerance and arrogance have driven
the President and his political friends into an
alliance w ith the South and the Democracy.
A great conservative party, made up of these
elements, and strengthened by the influence
upon the Northern masses, of such men as
Seward, General Grant aid Vice- President
Foster, will sweep the polls at the next fall
elections, wh en two-thirds of the new Con
gress are to be elected.
JEFF. DAvIs-STANGE RUMORs WHAT HE
SAYS AND DoEs.-The rumors of the rescue of
Jefferson Davis from prison are assuming a
new and strange character. It is now hinted
that the authorities desire his escape, and
facilities have been offered~ him, but that he
wcon't go. There is little room to doubt the
awkward embarrassment attendant upon his
confinement and rejected trial. Chief Justice
Chase does not hesitate to say that he cannot
be convicted of treason, and Thiaddeus Ste
vens declares thaLr he is nothing more than a
foreign leader, about as much amendable to
the laws of the United States as Maxim4ilin.
I have it from the best authority-from au
thority which you catnnot question-that Mr.
Davis feels the most ample security, Hie said
less than a week ago, "my defence is com
plete now, and rests solely upon the law,
which will be administered fairly I know,
and in perfect accordance with civil justice."
The shameful petticoat story will be put to
the blush when that time arrives. Mr-. D)avis
is at pr-esent in good health, eats heartily,
reads a good deal, and gosseses, as he said the
other day, "a good digestion and a good con
science." lIe receives letters from his wife
three times a week, a nd keeps a journal every
day.- Wadhington Cor'. Ya8hville Banner.
WASHINGTON, February 5, 1866.-In the Sen!lte,
Mr. Fessenden called up the joint resolution from
the Committee on Reconstruction, proposing th~eI
Conisti tutional Amendment, basing representa
tion upon population, and excluding from repre
sentation all persons denied suffrage on account
of color.
IMr. Sumner spoke in opposition to the resolu
tion, and offered a substitute, declaring that all
persons shall be equal before the law, in civil
and politIcal rights. He occupied the attention
of the Senate during the entire day, contending
for- the perfect civil and political equality of all
men.
In the House an amendment was offered to
he rules and laid on the table, setting apart one
day in each week for the consideration of public
business, to be cal.ed " While AMan's Day."
~A resolution was offered, instr-uctirng the Com
mittee on Reconstruction 1o inquire into the ex
pediency of levying a tax on the rebellious
States, in order to defray the expenses of keep
mg up a standing armay amiong them to keep
peace.
A Paris architect is said to have invented a
brick which hardens with time, completely re
sists humidity, and is said to realize an econ
ome of frty npe ent in building.
THE SOUTH IN CoNGiGss.-The Hon. C. C.
,angdon, formerly editor of the journal to
vhich he writes. now a member of Congress
rom the Mobile District, has addressed to the
if.bile Register and Adrertiser a letter, dated
t Washington, on the 4th inst, in which, af
er reviewinog very forcibly the action of Con
,ress upon the admisibi>n of the Southern Rep
esentatives, he states that he has come to the
,onclusion that the Southern States will he
leprived of representation during the whole
,xistence of the present Congress.
The motives w ich, in his opinion, control
he action of the radicals are so clearly. and
vell stated in his letter, that we quote that
)ortion ot it:
"The motive of all this is perfectly transpa
-ent. The radicals are a-xious to pass cer
ain measures, and among them amendments
o the Constitution, (as I have stated in for
ner letters,) for the double purpose of consol
dating their own power, and also as further
>unishment of the 'wicked rebels.' Were they
o admit the Southern members, all their well
aid schemes would be certainly defeated-es
>ecially all those which require a two-third
ote-while, if the Southern members are
ept out, the radical majority, in each House,
s sufficient to enable them to carry all their
neasures, bidding detiance even to the Exec
itive veto; for instance: parties in the Senate
iow stand thirty-eight Republicans, eleven
)pposition and one vacancy (from Iowa.) We
sill give the vacancy to the Republicans, ma
ing their number thirty-nine. Admit the
wenty two Senators from the Southern States,
nd parties will then stand thirty-nine Re
)ublicans, and thirty-three opposition. No
wo-thirds vote for them here. And besides,
bere are three Senators classed as republicans,
x'ho will vote with the opposition on allextreme
neasures of the radicals. These are Messrs.
owan, Doolittle and Dixon, and this 'will
make it a tie in the Senate-thirt% -six Repub
icar.s and thirty-six opposition. So the ad
mission of the Southern Senators would de
prive the radicals of their power in the Senate.
and this is reason enough for keeping them
)ut . In the House, parties now stand; 13
Republecaus to 35 opposidon. Admit the 58
Southern members and the opposition is in
reased to 93-niaking it imp,,ssible for the
radicals to carry any nietsure that requires a
two-thirds vote. This view of the case .satis
ractorily explains why it is the Sonthern mem
bers are not admitted. It is power versus
Constitutional right."
TEXANS IN MExico.-The editor of the.News,
riting from Galveston, on the 6th, says:
One of our citizens has just received a let
teir froiii Xijor~StrobdiT, led Tepic, Mexico,
November 1865. It will be reuembered that
Major Strobell, with his family, also Colonel
David Terry and his family, also, his nephew,
Captain David Terry and some others, all left
in company for Mexico last June, only a week
or two after the final surrender of the Trans
Mississippi Department. The conpany went
overland by way of El Paso, and after reach
ing a rich valley in Guadalajara, Colonel i erry
determined to set,le there and engage in stock
raising, and there the Terry's have taken up
their abode. The letters described that coun
try as most delightful. But Major Strobell
desired a residence near the coast, and so pre
ceeded on to Tepic, on the Pacific shore % here
e and some of the other Texans who left
together now make their home. Major- Stro
bell says he had just returned from a visit to
a rich and most beautiful island. contiguous -to
the coast, and 100) miles in length. Hie is ne
otiating with the Imperial Giovernment foi
the purchase of one-half this island, and says
he will certainly succeed in eifecting the pur
chase. is object is to invite his frienids
from Texas to come and settle with him, and
be able to let them have fine lands in a most
delightful climate.
A MYxiCc EARTHIQUAKE.-The following is
from a p)riv'ate letter :
MALTRATA, Mexico, Jan. 3, 1806.
Last night about 6t o'c-lock, we experienced
mnselfs oclity a tremndouhis earthquake. As
msl,Messrs. Talct,t, Ingalls, Geneld Stevens
(late of the Confederacy,) and Colonel Rhett,
were sitting in the house belonging to the comn
pny, we suddenly heard a nroise which sounded
as though a huudred men were walking on the
roof over our 'heads. The senlsatioLerieated by
this noise was ter-ryfying. In a moment one of
the party shouted, "'An earthquiake! To the
open air !" WVe all rushed out and arrived safely
in the yard adjoining. We had no sooner got
clear of the building thaYt the most terrible
scenes occurred. All around the yard were sheds
erected for the accommnodaion of horses. The
gound began to shake immediately, and in such
a violent manner that it was abnost imposeoible
to stand up; and it was with ditticulty that I
could keep on my feet, even whrile gwping a
tree that hrappenecd to be near mre. In the mean
time the sheds and adjacent houses were fatlling
down on every side. The horses were neighing
and rearing, the women were shrieking, an,o al
together it was the most kan ful sece I ever bo
ed.
Mr. Talcot's house is a perfect wreck, while
fortunately, the one I occupy, is still upright.
Te dome of the Cathedral keli in w ith a crash,
and the South tower, in which the bells werec lo
cated, is in ruins. The scene about us is desolate
enough, and I can sincerely say that I hope
never again to experience the fearful senisauou
of an earthquake. I have only tinm' be;or-e the
mail closes to say that our party is all safe. Oiilv
two persons wer-e killed in the villa-e. We
have rnot yet heard fro:n Orizaba and the adjoin
ing villages.
There is a panic prevalent in the Prussian
capital, secoind only to that caused by the ap
peara.:ce of the cholera. The trichine disease,
a new and terible malady, is ravaging Pi-ussia.
and of those attacked by it at least twenty.
five per cent, die a death as horriblie as that c
Herodl the Tetr-arch. Surgeons2trace the origin
of the malady to a species of worm that at
tacs pigs, and as the Germans are assential
ly a pork- eating people, and prefer their ft'.d
only patially cooked, the new scourge has ut
terly disarr-anged their habits, and caused a
reeling of intense alarm to pervade all classes.
Her Von Bismnnuk, the despotic Prime Minis
ter of Prussia, we also learn fromi our Berl in
orresondence, is endeavoring once more to
pat ch 'up terms with the Prussian Legislature,
whose struggle to obtain constitutionaIl hber
ty was temporarily suspended by the out-break
of the war with Denmark.
Herod's wife is said to have been like a Fe
'nan rg.ization, because she had a ha
:mt he, (held oe:tre )
REASONS FOR LooKL.xr Pirmm.-iThere are
good rt*sons why we should always appear
as well Ps possible. Taking into conideration
the strong effect exterior things produce upon
the mind, it becomes a neces-ity, if we desire
happiness. That is generally conceded to be
the chief object of life ! therefore, it is well to
observe the things most calculate3 to produce
such a result
A con.ciousness of looking well, being
dressed in good t:tste. and consequently pleas
ing to the eyes of those by whom we are sur
rounded, produce, an effect for ourselves es
rlea-ant. We feel nice-see that others ap
preciate us, and our hearts warm with a glow
of satikfaction which sends light to the eye
and lip in genial sniles. The atmosphere
about us is pervaded with a presence of joy.
It is the thrill of "angels breathing upon hu
man lips," which purify us from discontent
and the weariness which arises out of discon
tentment.
The effect upon the spirits of a dark or
bright day is unnistakable. As urimistaka
ble is the effect of our surrouudings where
ever we chance to h:. Our sen.stiveness to
exterior influence: renders us happy, det-ress
ed or miserable, according to the degree of
beauty about us. [n a pleasant, airy, well
furnished room, we grow cheerful. In a dark
gloomy one, we are depressed. A smilng face
charms us to f)rgetf-ines of many ills, while
a sober one makes Us remember -them so vi
vidly, we are apt to grow morbid and ex
aggerate them. In the tout ensembNe of a
wan or woman-dress, features and expression
--we instanly infer either for or against
pleasant or unpleasant. The surroundings
speak for the taste and habits of a person aL
most always uneringly. The dress is a part
of these, and the most important we may
say. Expensive dress is not essential. t is
the color and itne.ss hat gives it character,
Elegance and beauty consist in*its tasteful ar
rangements, by contrasts- or harmonies; and in
accordance with ourselves and those by whom
we are surrounded.
Let us, then, try to look well-dress withi
taste; surround ourselves v.ith pleasing ob.
jects-be hAppy ourselves, and make others
as happy as we can.
ANEcDOTE OF SIDNEY JONSTN.-"f. W- U.
says an exchange, sends us the following
anecdote of the late Gen. Sidney Johnstow
"While Sidney Johnston resid d on Oyster
creek, in Texas, he kept a tame Mexican liottl
of which he was very fond, and which foplow
ed him everywhere like a.dog. One day
while at dinner with General Lamar arid Rev.
Mr. Fontaine, he was eMi-htm wtt- pleces
of meat and happening to give him a rare
slice, with blood dropping from it, the lion
seized the hand that held it, crushing it snd
growling fi, reely, with angry eyes tixed on
his master. Gen. Johnston, without a cry .of
pa.n or a single movement, looked steadily lat
him and said, quietly, several tin.es, 'let -go
Dan.' But the anima' only growled and lashed
his tail, when, turning to a servant, the Gen
eral told him to hand his pistol, which the
frightened negro did, and General Johns4ton
taking it in bis hand, blew out the lion's
brains; but his hand was hopelessly maimed."
Tnrnn PLACES OF JB DE.-Business called
us from hone,through the District,- several
days this week. We were struck with the
number of neat, new cabins, that are being
put up all over the country. In severalcasss,
we no)ticedI evidences of neatness and economy
in the arrang:mnent of the out-door matters.
These little cabins ate .the abodes of the
freedai a, who, not satisfied tr remain in the.
yards of their employers, "have pitched
their tents" for freedom in the forrest. It
was a subject of rs mark to -see the ebony faces
of '-mamma" anid the little ones greeting pass- --
ero-by that they are thus -settled, we trust
that . they properly appreciate BOMfE-that -
they will be honest, frugal, and industuious
Such a curse will hind to them, by "hooks
of steef," friends of both races-those ~who
can serve and protect them in the houir -of
trial and danger. Look well to this !
[Keowee Corrier.
A NEW XYAsHINGToN STYLE. -In descrifing
a recepti-n at the White House, the Star
says: "A peculiar style of wearing the hair,
Iast evening, among the ladies, was a subject
of much comment, and the remarks were, for -
the mo-ust part, altogether in its favor, as a be
coming substitute for the waterfelt. The hair
was allowed to fall its furl! length, without fet
ter or bond of any uescripin and was --
though t by many to be the most graceful style
the ever-changing empress fashion has yet -
resented to publie pat.ronge."
RucE.-Form6rly, we sentX 50,000 tons of
rice to Europe; but, since t-he- war, Europ --
sends heavily to us. The crop was -every
where lighte~r th-mn usual last year. North
C:roina,whose anvnal product used to exceed
200,000Q cas-ks, raised but 8,000.
A country man in Savanah, G-i, observed
tha t a gang~ of da, rkies " erce working on the
streets, each wearng:v a ha! I and chain. He
asked one of lhemu n' by that ball was chained
to his leg- "Tio ke-p peopile fromi stealhng it,'
sai the darkey; "heep of theives about here,
Massa."
When a mnm and a womamn are made one by
a clergy mani, t he que.tion is, whieb is the
one. Soametimes there is along struggle be
tween them hefore the miatLer is fially set
tied.
A phys@ian speaking of the Irail con-titui
tionus of the woman of the present day, re
marked: "We ought to take great care ofouir
gradmothers,for we never sh all get :a ny more."
TIlE OPiNoN OF A Pm-sca-a DARKE.
"Wish Ma-s Lineumu had done kep his free
dom. It's jes like Con fedmik mone-y-more
you get of it, the less' count it is,"-1:ulez.
IA Fr ench phy sician announces that a shock
of( elcrc:5 giver, to a pa tien:t dying from
the effects of chlor-ofne'n imnmediautely co,un
terac-ts its ir fluer.ce and re.sitr-s the patient
to life.
IH& n ON PIr.Nns- In Scot!ar,d a minis
tr refu ed the .sn ient to a printer who~
ws e:gugtd du: i!- a peart of Sunday nigbt
inl t-rOuciZg a paper whic-h the minister con-*

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