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CM ike night the day, thon can'et not then he Jahc to any man.'*
VOL. IV..NO. 33
ron TUC KK0WEK COURIER.
'Thoro fire somo who say that my hoart is cold,
To tho charms of ladies fair,
'.To-tho rippling laugh with Hie slolcu glance,
And (heir silken wealth of hair.
IBut my seul is bound to a gentle form
lu tho old home far away ;
And tho whitc-wijug'd thoughts of my mother glide
Through my bi'cust tho live-long day.
'Though her fcaturos dear have thc chirms no moro,
That wo meet at beauty's shrine,
Which tho sculptor loves in the steno lo carve,
And tho pool praiso in rhymo. .
Yo*, they wear a calm like an angel's smilo,
Ay ! of such a holy joy,
"That thoir image fond they have mlrrcr'd deep
In tho bosom of her boy.
. And a? oft I gaze in thc azure depths
Of a pair of sunlit eyes ;
'Or tho soft (inge sec of a woman's checks
When the mantling blushes risc;
"Then another form, though 1 cannot tell
How it is, steals in their place,
-And I seem to gaze in a half-way dream
Of my mother's gentle face.
I liavo sometimes stood in thc festive ball,
Where the lighted lamps were swung;
. And tho burning blood in my veins throbb'd fast
Ae a lovely maiden sung ;
! Iluta chango would steal, unaware to her,
lu tho notes of that silv'iy lone;
For my mother's voico was around mc then,
Aud I scorned to bo at homo.
Yet I do not say that my breast is steel'd
To tho hoiMgc which they claim ;
For in woman's oyo is a magic spoil
Which tho proudest heart can linne.
. And I sometimos think I may ch inge Uko all,
For they nay it is no crime ;
.And I yet. may try, if thc world has ono
Who would share thia love of minc.
_ E. A. W.
V -A. 3rL I TC TY".""
."Spurgeon nod Wayland on Open Commun
Thc most eminent living Baptist in Eng"
"land, is Mr. Spurgeon, and no name is moro
revered among American Baptists than that
. of tho late Dr. Francis Wayland. Thc fol
lowing letters from each, relating to thc sub
ject of open communion, will bo road with in*'
llcmarking upon thc effects of the practice
.of open communion on tho English Daptist
churches, Mr. Spurgeon says in a letter lato
ly published :
" Whether upon communion bo right ov
not, ono thing I should think is beyond all
.disputo, viz : that where it has been adopted
it has boon lifo from thc dead to many old and
.decaying interests ; nod in no case has ita adop
tion retarded thc growth of the churches, ex
cept where strict brethren have seceded and
i tunde themselves into portius. I do not look
. upon thc fact as of any consequence, because
. churches may grow all thc inoro with a soi1'
. of incrcaso uudcr unhealthy systems; but I
.venture to assert that our largest, most grow
ing churches everywhere, except in York'
whim, aro all open communion. Indeed,
'.striot communion, is about extinct among us?
.except iu certain districts. Thc assertions
which you'nlludo toare baseless, and tho small
.show of statistics, taken years ago, and in n
.limited area, goes for nothing. Ask any man,
who knows England, and ho will tell you that
she practico of open com mun ion has been thc
tign of growth among us, and has always fol.
lowed at tho heels of enlightenment."
Thorc has bcon some disputo about Dr,
Wayland's opinion cji this vexed question,
l>ut tho following paragraph in a letter dated
."Juno 22d, 18Gf>, and lately published in tho
<CU>.uroh Union, sots t?.'c matter at rest :
"As to tho subject of communion, I bo
I?6V0 that it is ono to bo lcf'6 to tho individual
consoienoo of oVory belicvor. If I believe it
^o bo mjfS?ity we privilege^) commune with
*4?BoipI<voi5,!?*?8t Who/Mis to Pcdo-bap.
tism, U, should givo oltcnj" ? 110 ono-. If ?,r
Muer brotar thinks it his.?Iut'y w doolino
such communion, it should givo mo no ofl'onw .
JJoth desiro to ploaso thc Master, and wo
ifould n?jjr'judgo another man's servant?'
(Thoro is ij?o precept respecting it in tho Now
Testament. Men, from what is rovcalcd*
niayTofor ono thjfig or tho othor. Their in
fjorsnco binds themselves, hut no ono oise"
* TY. S?O^ WfTH A MoitAL.-"Once' upon
A tinib a mttn y?pnt oollooting foi a bonovolont
*>utjpose.?, Ho <#mo upon a largo cjtato ; th ero
wore many laborers and many teams at work
.prtfathor thoy woro just quitting work. Tho
^forlotoipvns Moratipg his hired man bcoauso
'li?fiad lett, thcjliompon traoos oMho harness
.?jppuscd to th6\Win; tlio traces lind hecomo
hard, stiff, andtnsoro injured for presont uso
-.stat laast. Tho o|f|Tcctor, hearing tho voprimnnd
**fc&mno downhearted, ana feared that from
^Uj^nJ&so nt?n as this Boomed my o nothing
^oidd bou^btalnod for charity. Ilo^vonturod,
fhomtV?T? to nfnko his errand knqwn, and
.??feat"was his surprise to rcccivo a very largo
.'flonatioS'' Waste jkfrlngs- want; economy,
aAf?ft ?iii tu0 means of?doing good.
*? XHearth and Hame.
Vices of Genius.
Coleridge was such ti slave of liquor that
he was kept an unwilling prisoner by Chris
topher North ou an occasion when some lite
rary per formalice ! -1 to bc oom ploted by a
cc' !n ('mic; an y?o lat very day, without
tah...ig leave of \ ^ 3inbcr of thc family?
ho ran off at full speed down thc avenue to
Ellary, and was soon hidden, not in tho grove8
of tho valley, but in sonic obscure den where'
drinking among low companions, his magnifi
cent miud was soon brought to tho level of
tho vilest of thc vile When his spree was
over, he would return to thc society of decent
Do Quincy was such a slavo to the uso of
opium that his daily allowanco was of more
importance than eating. An ounce of laud
anum a day prostrated animal life during thc
forenoon. It was no uncommon sight to lind
him asleep on ll:o rug beforo thc lire in his
own room, his head on a book and his arms
crosscd on his breast. When this torpor from
thc opium had passed away, he was ready for
company until about daylight. In order to
show him off his friends had to arrange their
supper parties so that sitting until three or
four in thc afternoon ho might bo brought to
that point at which in charm of power and
conversation ho was so truly wonderful.
Bums was not less a drunkard than Colo
ridge It was thc weakness of Lamb. And
who can rc>- ember tho last days of Poe, with
out an irrepressible regret? Ho was on his
way to marry a confiding woman, stopped in
Baltimore, and was found by u gentleman who
knew him i ua state of beastly intoxication,
unconscious ns a log, and died that night in
thc ravings of delirium tremens.
Douglass Jerrold was a devotee of gin j so
also, was Byron. Steele, thc brilliantauthoi
of tho "Christian Hero," was a bca-<tlj
drunkard. Men wrote of him that ho wouli
dross himself, kiss his wife and children, tel
them a lie about pressing engagements, lice
it over to a groggery called thc "Store," mu
have a revel with his bottle companions.
Rollin says of Alexander tho Great tba
tho true position which brought him to hi
cud was wine
' Thc Empress Elizabeth of Russia _was com
plctoly brutificd by strong liquor. She wa
often in such a stnto of bacchic cctasy durin
thc day that she could not bc dressed in th
morning, sud ber attendants would loosely ai
tach her robes, which a few clips of thc scii
sors would disengage in tho evening.
Let every man, especially in public Hf
who dcsiics to avoid n drunkard's death, r<
member that he is on thc crumbling vcrgi
of such an infamy, when he begins to foi
that in order to prepare himself-thc docti
for Consultation, thu lawyer for u cause, tl
clergyman for a sermon, thc politician for
speech-he must take a pint of opium; nu
tho self snmc moment of that discovery 1
him put his foot down, raise his hands, swci
that, by thc help of God he will never tas
another grain or drop as long as lifo remain
This is thc only safety.
UNOFFICIAL DOINGS OF ALDERMKN
CoiiiiiNs' ACCOUNT OF AN INTERVIEW WIT
MACKEY, T. J.-Thc reporter of tba "News
was favored, Inst night, with an intcrvic
with Alderman Collins, well known in Coui
eil as tho hurler of sarcasm and quidditT
without number at thc head of thc Mackt
party. Alderman Collins was not in thc lon
excited, nlthough not long beforo ho had hf
a man arrested for calling him a liar, ai
threatening to kick him, not to mention n
other trifling difllculty with a brother Aide
man, during whioh thc pretty talk charactc
istic of tho present Board of Aldermen w
liberally indulged in. Aldermnu Collin
novertholcss, was as cool asa concentrated c
cumber, and related a horrid talc about A
dorman T. J. Mackey and tho distribution
thc spoils. Ho said that T. J. called on hi
mid told him i-hnt, undor tho present Sta
constitution, a ntnn ^-ould hold haifa dosi
^XCQS, if ho could get them', nnd thc plan w
for every Alderman to have ?I ,\**?tono oft!
best city oflioos, oither in -Iiis Own ?*a,u0
that of a ucnr friond. This rather staggs
tho curious Collins. T. J. then went on
say that Collins was to bo thc City Apothcc
ry and Flour Inspector, Hut tho pictu
was too highly colored.
Collins, shocked and pained,, said to 1
J . : "Why, Mr. Mackey, out of thoso two i
fices, I could mako 88,000 or $10,000 a yet
"Even so," quoth Mackey.
Said Collins : "Why, if wo did that, i
should bo looked upon as publio thieves."
"Ah 1 Collins," quoth T. J., "You lin
not as much brass as ? !"
This dastardly insinuation so disgusted Ci
lins, that tho intorviow oamo to an end.
AN Iowa man telegraphed to a sheriff
Illinois, dirooting tho arrost of a man w
Was cloping with his wife Ho ndded : "1
owes ino ono hundred dollars. If ho pa;
let him go."
WHAT CAN UK DONK IN TOWN.-Tho
following from tho "Columbia Pheonix" of
tho 21st inst., will be-gratifying to tho many
friends and acquaintances of Col. John T.
Sloan, formerly of our County :
Yesterday morning, wc had thc plcnsuro
and it was pleasure, in ctery sense of tho
word-of strolling through thc kitchen garden
attached to thc residence of Col. John T.
Sloan, corner of Bull and Pendleton Btreets.
This model garden is attended to exclusively
by a colored man named George Holt-who
previously belonged to Col. S.-under tho
superintendence of Misa A. H2. Sloan. Green
peas, cabbages, snap beans, beets, carrots, pars
nips, squashes, cte., arc produced in abun
dance, i'rom a pea patch, fifteen by forty
feet, seven bushels of green peas have been
gathered. Thc other vegetables mentioned
above arc particularly (ino, and, in thc lan
guago of another, wo would say, "Neighbor,
beat these beets" if you can. Three or four
crops of diflcrcut kinds are grown on the same
spot. Thc tomatoes aro large and full, and
in a short time will bo fit to eat. There is
fruit in nbuudanoo on thc place, figs, pears
and peaches-some of tho latter-the nut
meg variety-being ripe at the present time.
Thc Colonel keeps several cows, and not only
furhishos his large family with milk, but dis
; poses of sufficient to supply his animals with
food. Taken all in all, his is a "model homo,"
aud proves conclusively what can bc accom
plished with a little energy. Tho colored
man referred to above is entitled to great
credit; he docs thc marketing for thc family,
milks and attends to four cow.?, runs errands,
trims and looks after 1,500 feet of hedge, be
sides waiting oh tho table and doing odd jobs]
in addition to which all tho necessary carpen
tcring is turned over to him, with the certain
ty of its being properly attended to.
- - ? ? - --.
TUB TKNUKH OF-OFFICH LAW TO in
TKSTKD.-There is n probability that th?
ciyil tenure ol'-ofiico law may bo disputed bj
Mr Grant. A dispatch to thc "Ncw'Yorl
Tribuno" says : "Last week thc Presiden
appointed a Mr. Edmunds Postmaster o
Washington, removing thc incumbent, Col
Alexander, yesterday. 'Mr. Edmunds presen
ted himself at thc ollicc to take possession, bu
Col. Alexander refused to vacate, ou th
ground that no charges hud been preferred
against him, that under tho modified ci vi
touuroof-ofiico law, tho President had n
right to remove him, but must suspend hit
on charges. Mr. Edmunds will make anotli
cr demand for thc office to-morrow, aud i
Colonel Alexander persists in his refusal, tho
tho matter Avili bc submitted to the Attorney
General. Colonel Alexander may carry th
case to thc courts.
OILINU HARNESS.-Having seen numboi
less processes in your vulunblo paper for pr<
serving and cleaning harness, I would like t
add my experience to tho list, if worthy th
space it occupies.
In tho first placo, I subject tho harness t
ouc or two coats (as tho leather may uood) <
lampblack and castor oil, warmed suffioioi
to make it penctrato tho stock readily. Tho
I make about two quarts of warm soap-sud
and with a sponge wash tho harness. Who
dry, rub it over with a mixturo of oil and ta
low, equal parts, with sufficient lampblack I
givo it color, or what is better, Prussian blu
which gives it a new frosh look. This con
pound should bo applied Spariugly, and wc
rubbed io, which oan bo quickly djno, ar
will leave a smooth and oloau surface.
Thc advantages I claim for this process a
Fitst Hy saturating thc stock iu tho fir
place with oil, tho soap and water arc provo
ted from penetrating it in tho process of was
ing. When leather is permitted to ftbsoi
water or sonp,'it hos nn ultimate tendency
Second. When tho harness is washed fii
(ns is generally tho case) thc water repels tl
oil j consequently in tho ono caso you ha
thc oil inside of the stock, and in tho otb
you hnvo tho soap and water.
( Third.. Hy oiling first, it softons tho dil
So it can bo washed off in at loastono hf
tho timo squired when washed before oilin
And also saves t'.'C u scraping" process, whii
dofaocs tho groin o? leather.
Fourth. It remains soft Moh lorigor frc
tho fact of its being penetrates WH? oil
Fifth. Tho wholo procos? oan bo &0C??,DP'?
cd without tho delay of waiting for it to dry
Const oacntly tho harness oan bo oilod ni
oloanod in muoh.loss timo, will romain sc
longer, wear longer, and look bettor tin
when cleaned by tho old mothod. And I co
sidor theso reasons of suOioiont importunoo f
ovory ono having harness to givo this mot
od a fair trial-?cienli?c American.
"IF," ns a poet says, "boauty drav,? as wi
? singlo, hair," thou what-oh, toll us wli
~-wu?t bo tho offoot of ? uiodoru yratcrfal
. Life Lengthened.
1. Cultivate ah cquablo temper; manya
man lias fallon doad in a fit of passion
2. Bat regularly, noUhrioo a day, and uoth
thing between meals.
8. Co to bcd at regular hours. Get up as
soon ns you wako of yourself und do uot sleep
'n tho daytime, at least not longer than ten
minutes before noon.
4. Work always by thc day, and not by thc
5. Stop working before you aro ycry muoh
tired, before you aro "fagged out. "
C. Cultivate a generous and an accommo
7. Never cross n bridge before you cometo
it ; this will savo thc trouble of lifo.
8. No /or cat when you aro not hungry, nor
drink when you aro not thirsty.
?. Let your appetite always comcuuiuvi
10. Cool off in a place greatly warmor than
ho ono in which you have boen exercising;
this simple rule would prevent incalculable
sickness and save millions of lives every year.
11. Never resist a call of nuturo for a sin.
12. Never allow yourself to bo chilled
"through mid th tough :" it is Ibis which de
stroys so ninny every year, in a few days' sick
ness, from pneumonia, called by somo lung
fever or inflatnation of thc'lungs.
13. Whoever drinks no liquids at all will
add years of pleasurable existence to his life.
Of cold or warm drinks, tho former arc most
pernicious; drinking at monis induces persons
to eat more than they otherwise would, as any
one can verify from experiment, and it is ex
cess in eating which devastates tho lund with
sickness, suffering and death.
1 I. After fif y years of ago, if not a day labor
er, and sedentary persons aftor forty, should
eat but twjee a day, iu thc morning and about
four in tl c afternoon j poi sons can soon accus
tom themselves to a sevcu hours' interval be
tween eating, thus giving thc stomach rest;
for every organ without adequate rest will
"give out" prematurely.
15. Begin carly to live under thc benign
iuflucnoo of tho Christian religion, for it "has
thc promise of thc lifo that now is, and of that
which is to oomo."
[IhitVs Join nal of Health.
UNIVERSITY MEMORIAL.-Wo learn that
llcv. J. L. Johnson, of Virginia, is preparing
a book with tho above title, in whioh will be
given tho-biographics of those students of the
University of Virginia who fell in thc late
war. Mr. J. proposes thus to rescue from ob.
livion thc records of somo of thc noblest ol
our Southern youth in all tho States of thc
Confederacy, and ho desires tho aid of thc
friends of bia onterpriso in collecting matori.
als. Ho has, ac far, obtained about fiftj
nam is, among thom five oi six from Soutl
Carolinn; and one from our city, and in bif
Circular requests thoso who may know of otb
ors, to forward thom to him immediately
with thc fullest biographical accounts the]
can givo. Tho book will bo an octavo of fivi
hundred pages, and will cost throo dollars.
We counuond it to our citizens as worthy o
their aid. Mr. Johnson's address is Lewis
Store, Virgiuia. Any persons who wish t<
becomo subscribers, may loavo their name
at this offioo, or writo immediately to Mr
Johnson. Wo urgo that all possible aid bi
given to this attempt to preserve tho mcmor
of our dead brethren.
(Papers through out thc Sta to please copy.'
IMPORTANT TO CONFEDERATE'POSTMAS
TE II 8.-Wc plaoo thus conspicuously-for tin
benefit of nil concerned-tho following im
portant decision of Chief Justice Chaso, o
tho Supremo Court of tho United States, it
regard to tho Postoilico funds turned over ti
thc Into Confcdorato Government during tin
RICHMOND, Moy 13.-Tho United Stale
Circu'.i Court, to-day, was engaged in pro
ccodings against tho United States Marsha
of this district in 1851, for thc amount of tin
funds turned over to tho Confederate Govern
nient. Tho defoudant plead tho Unitot
States stntuto of limitations, and tho plea wa
admitted by Chief Justioo Chaso, tho Unite*
States being non-suited. This is an itnpor
tant dooision ; tho pica put forward being th
samo that will bo put in hy all postmastors ii
tho Southern Statos at tho bronking out o
tho war, who mado tho samo disposition o
ANOTHER SPANISH ISLAND IN INSURREC
TION.-A few months back, tho Porto Ri
otu!.*- woro startled for a momont by a notic
from Odvomor Suna that a party of Cuban
ized conspirators woro attempting to oxoito ai
insurrection in ihoir island. Tho Cubanizc
plottors havo persisted in thoir plan, notwith
standing tho Govomor's throat to sond thou
straightway to Fornando-Po. A Washlngto
telegram says that a landing has boonoffootc
in tho island by a Cuban loador, who has buoi
Wntohinghis ohanco from St. Thomas. Thu
is Spain throatonod wiUl tho loss of auothc
A Drunken Man's Arguments.
"Don't you bcliovo iu thc dootrincof predes
"Yes, I believe it as tho Apostle Paul states
"Well then, you cnn go this far ; you will
admit that God knows just what will happen,
and that therefore, thoro is no uncertainty
about it ?"
"Yes, I can go that far."
"Then, what is tho use of your talking to
mc about drinking rum, sinco il is ocrtaiu
that I shall drink every dram that God knows
that I will drink ?"
Thc speaker was a well formed and fino
lookiug man, who had on thc clothes of a mo
chnnio. Thc above specimen of his meta
physics must suffice. He was one of thc best
tiicchanios iu tho country, and, whilst sober,
had laid up property. In an evil hour he
had yielded to thc temptations of an old habit
of drinking rum. Ho descended from one
stage of degradation to auothcr with great
rapidity, and his best friends despaired of his
One day I met him in tho office of a law
yer. Although in tim forenoon, he was quite
tipsoy. Ho was such a bright man, so supe
rior in many respects, that I was pained tc
seo him going to ruin. My feelings were
indicated in my countenance, and per
haps anticipating an admonition, Lc said, "I
sec you want to speak to mc about my bab
I admitted it.
"I thought so," seid he ; "and now, as 3
want you to confine yourself to things new, ld
mc tell you some things which you need no
say, for I know them nlrcady a great deal bet
ter than you can tell me 1
"You were just thinking what n torribl
8hamo it is for a man whoso mechanical ski]
is sought after at a high price, and who coull
make himself iodepondent in n bhort time
should sacrifice all this to his drunken nppc
tito, and reduce himself to pauperism."
I said he had hit thc nail on tho head.
"I thought so," said ho. "Now you ncc
not say anything on this point, for I am al
roady convinced ; I know what a fool I at
in this respect.
I "Then you were thinking of my trcmblin
nerves," ho continued, "and were amaze
that I dare pour this 'distilled damnatior
down into my stomach, when I ara on th
verge of delirium tremens all tho timo. Coi
fess now, if you were not thinking of this ?"
I wns not disposed to deny it.
"Just so," said bc, "Now, sir, I kno
about this raattor better than you do. I ha\
felt all that Mr. Gough or Hr. Jowett lu
desorribed. I have seen tho devils whic
haunt tho victim, and I know that ho wi
has this disease, for tho time, is in pcrditioi
You can't tell mo nnything on that point; i
when you speak, omit this !"
I could not suppress n smile nt tho mau
ingenuity and frankness.
"But," said he, there is another view
my oaso which you aro disposed to urgc
You want to remind mc how, ten years ago,
courted my wife (and no man had a bott
wifo than mino), aud how sho refused to mi
ry mo until sho was assured that I had h
of? drinking. I loved her then, and I lo
her now. I promised to treat her ns a m
should treat a wife. You want to romii
mo that I havo by my drunkenness, convert
my homo into a placo of torment,* and thal
havo aotually laid yiolcut hands on r
"'Aud hore ave my children. Yuu want
remind mc of tho dangers and sorrows I t
exposing them to; but you, sir, cannot t
mo anything pertaining to my family,
know all about it. I curso myself as a wrct
and a fool. I have no i.icrcy in my sclf-cc
dc innings. Yes, sir, I know all about tl
by an experience whioh may tho Lord deli\
you from. So you need say nothing to i
on this point.
I oould not hut admit that ho had dra'
tho caso with a boldor hand than I wot
havo dared to attempt.
. "But thcro is ono ohiof nrgumcnt whi
you meant to try on mc. You wanted to dr
a motivo for reformation from tho futuro i
ribution which God will visit on tho drui
ard. It is a torriblo motivo, and I believe
to bo a truo ono. I bcliovo thcro is a he
nay, I know thoro is, for I havo somotin
folt its firos, and havo soon its torments,
somotimcs am ovorwholmod with agony at 1
boro anticipation of mooting God in jiu
mont. I admit shat I am hurrying very f
in that direction, and present nppoaranocs
dioato that I shall bo turned into hell a
This was not said defiantly or jostingly, 1
with gravity and fooling.
"And so you nood say nothing to mo nbt
this point. I know it alroaely, but if you hi
anything now to urgo, I shall bo glac! to h
And tku? ho anticipated, and most foroi
."u.w.; m ? i ? j;_ HI I.j
stated, some of thc general arguments which
a person would ho likely to uso in endeavor
ing to recall him to a lifo of temperance. I
could not refrain from laughing to seo how
ho had taken tho wind out of my sails.
But thoroughly warmed with his subjoot,
my neighbor stated his case still further :
"Sir, you know nothing about thc appctito
for rum. My father taught mo to drink it
from my childhood. I inherited drunkenness
from him, and was a druukard before I woe
of ago. For tho love of my wifo I made a
mighty effort to conquer my appetite, and
thought I had succeeded. Timo and tempta
tion showed mc my mistake.
"Thc appctito was not removed. In duo
time it woke liko a raging demon, and filled
mo with uuuttcrablc torments. I would think
of my property and of my reputation ; then
of my health, cud the horrors of delirium tre
mens ; then of my wifo aud childrcu, and of
home, and then of thc hell into which tho
drunkard will bc cast. I would rush into
business with furious energy, and try to ovcr
como tho appetite; and yet in thc face of ali
theso motives, I would go straight to tho
tavern and drink myself drunk. My remorse
and shame wero added to other motives to
keep mo from repeating thc deed ; but all
theso seemed like thc ropes and withes on tho
limbs of Sampson. This, sir, is my oaso ;
have you anything new to add, which I am
not already better acquainted with than you
can bc ?"
It was tho most impressive tciuperanoo dis
course I had ever heard, because pronounced
with that unction which came from a tcrriblo
cxpcricnco of tho evil which held him with
But there is a bright side to thc picture
Thc half-drunk lecturer whoso discourse I
have outlined, in spite of bia gloomy anticipa
tions to tho contrary, has reformed his lifo,
and for several years ho has acquired property
Within a few milos, I know of two other
cases quite similar. Both theso men were aa
far gone as thc one described^ and wore re
garded as perfectly dospcralc.oascs ; but both
of them wcro reformed, and now in indepen
I write these facts to encourage all whom
they may concern.
A FltlKNi) tells us the following story of
child's talk which wo think good enough to
publish : A gentleman from tho South, with
tho usual Southern prejudices, moved with
his family into Vermont some time lost win.
ter. Soon after his arrival his family was
increased by tho addition of a littlo stranger,
a nativo Vermonter-woighing about seven
pounds. His oldest ?on, a boy of four j'cars,
was at first delighted with his littlo brother^
bat after a few weeks began to tiro of his cry
ing and got jealous from fancied neglect.
Ono day ho olimbed up into his father's lap
and asked him. 'Papa,' which do you lik beat,
mc or baby V Tho father, thinking to please
tho littlo prattler, answered that he liked him
best. After a littlo serious thought tho boy
said, 'Pa,I know why you liko mo best.
'Why V said tho father, thinking ho would
say it waa bocausc ho was tho largest, could
talk and play, or something of tho kind.
'It's hcoauso I nm a southern man and baby
is a d-d Yankee,' snid tho little hopeful,
[Gram? Ra pich Eagle.
"I'LL GALL AROUND AND PAY."-What
a world of wo is contained in theso few words
tho poor artizan and moonan io ! '-I'll coll
lound and poy," says thc rich man, to avoit
tho trouble of going to his desk to get ttu
necessary funds, and the poor mcohanic ii
obliged to go homo to disappoint his work
men, and all who depend upon him for thoi
duo. It is on ensy matter to work ; tho onl;
real glory in this lifo is an independent ide
of being ablo to sustain yourself by tho labo
of your hands, and it may bo easily iinngioci
what crushing forco thcro is in "I'll oal
around and pay," to thc laboring man wh
deponds on that poy for subsistence If thos
who could would pay ot onoo, it would pine
hundreds and thousands in n condition to d
Hkowi80, and would provent muoh misery an
A RADICAL and a negro wcro talking pol
ttos ono day, and Sambo, gotting thc best ?
it, thc Jaoebin broko out suddenly, saying t
"What aro you any way but a blaok ni<
"Woll," said Sambo, "I know I'so blaol
bub dat don't mako no difference, for you
jcs as black as I is."
"How do you uake that out."
"Why dat's jcs' as plain ns day, I'sobUu
outsido and whito inside; but you aro n ni
gor turnod insido out--you are whito outsid
but as blaok os do dobbie insido."
JNB?~ Six or seven whito men havo boon i
snssinated in tho vioinity of Selma, Alu. ?io