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? Paul Smith was a poor old man.
Bad a back room in the top of a t
Bdgiug house, where he slept ni:
Kid munched his meals of bread
Bieese (or Bologna sausage, whe
Bou ld afford it) and from whenci
Kept, as harmless and unnoticed as i
B>wu to the corner of the dingy s'.i
B the little music shop of Carl Berm;
BOerman settler somewhere io Soho
B There he tinkered all day on brc
Bohns and other musical iostrume
Bever absenting himself for a mom
Bve on Saturday afternoons, whei
Bent to the house of a small trades*
B teach thc piauo to three or four ;
Bupid girls. Sundays, he curled u?
lib den, and nraused himself, nob
?new how, until Monday morning.
I There arc a few certainties; he ne
?cut to c.lurch ; but he picked rag
Buldren from the pavement when t
Bili near him, and gave them half-p
Bes when be had any; shared his G
Ber often with a mangy, dirty cur, \
Beted asa sort of escape-valve for
Bl temper of half thc men and womer
Be street ; and he roused Pat Byan fr
Bis midnight snooze in the gutter rn:
B cold Dight, and literally carried 1
Borne to Norah and the "children."
B As for his honesty, a neighbor rema
Bi, "If he found live shillings in
Breet, he'd wear out ten shillings wo
Bf strength and shoe leather to find I
B Une cold night, Paul was return i
?om his work, wirhaHoaf of bread i
Ber one arm and a violin under t
?her, when at the sttect door he stu
Bled, and nearly fell over a small obj
?Touched ou the step.
I "Bless us! What's this?" cri
Bau!, striving to regain his equi
Br i uta
I "Duly mc, sir.'" and the small obj'
Hood up, and became a very pale, th
Bd ragged child.
B "Are you hurt, little girl?"
B "No, sir."
B "What are you doing out here in tl
B "Why don't you go home?"
B "I ain't ?ot any !"
I "Dear rae! Where's your mother
I "In heaven !"
? At this, Paul was dumbfounded ; at
Being that ?rent tears were stealit
Bwn the child's wan face, he thrust tl
Bolin under thc arm which had he
Be bread, and potting the other arour
Bc tiny figure, he ?aid, "Oh ! I've gi
ftiomc-a really jolly place ! Come i
? And this is the wr>.y old Paul came I
Bve a neat iitile housekeeper, and ti? 1
Bying calico gown* and shoes out of li
?People wondered at the sight of thi
Bot old man, hitherto alone and uncare
B*, now walkin?; daily to his work wit
Bs hand -ip'in the shoulder of the od?
Bt pretty faced girl, looking at her wit
Btiot pride brightening Vis eyes, ar.
Bughing as loud as she wherever th
?kc came in. Hut old Paul looked un
Bncerned, evaded thc questions of th
Brious, and learned to love nothin
Btter^in this world thau the little wai;
? There were many, many days, whe:
Beuraatism drew Paul up by the fir
H the old back attic, and drew thc ver;
Bt penny out of thc dilapidated oh
Brse ; but brave little Camilla, neve
Bgettiog how near death she had beet
B the bitter night of their meeting
Brays found a word to ward off hunger
Bd courage to keep them both bligh
Btil help came.
Br he winter of 1SCI came in like :
Bc. as many a poor wretch well rem?m
Hrs, and with thc first blast Paul's
Berny. Ile turned one night a sad face
Bm his warm corner in Bcrtmann'i
Bop among the violins, and hobbled uj
Be cold street, feeling thc approach ol
Be old rheumatic pains, and wondering
Btat^would become of his poor little
Bilis excitement carried him up to thc
Ht Might cd' stairs, and hearing Camilla's
Bee, he paused to re*t and to liston -
Be was singing in that sweet aud cx
Bssivc mannet which made her voice
Bm to him the sweetest and purest he
Bj! ever heard. At thc end cf thc
Boza she took breath, and atiO'her
Bee said, "Child. you astonish mc
?her I am a poor judge nf music, or
BB your voice is the finest I ever heard.
Bu are right io ordering its cuitiva
Bp to anything else."
B&n electric thrill shot through old
Bod's frame, and quickened his blood
Ba rapidity that quite carried away his
.^?umatic pains, and in a twinkling lie
Bi up stairs aud in his little attic.
Hie was terified at the sound of man's
Bee, but the sight of a handsome and
Biished gentleman, with diamond studs
Bb jg snowy linen, a heavy ring upon
B dainty white hand, unquestionable
Broadcloth upon his back, io close con*
Bsation with his Camilla, whose
Bndrous beauty had of late startled
Ben bis dull perception, was more than
Bul could bear.
Bf?e was a very small man-bad been
?his youth-and now that Time's
|Bhcricg fingers had touched bim, bc
B shriveled and dried like withered
Bt, but in his virtuous indignation he
^Hcd o'it to his fullest extent, aud in
?falsetto voica piped, "Camilla, bow
Be you invite any one here ?"
BOb, Uncle Paul! Thi? ?3 Mr.
|Bvering, a gentleman whose-whose
B" Whose mother she awed from death.
Byur niece," sir; a few days since, was
Bsiog through our crowded thorough
BB wheo my mother's carriage drew
? to the pavement. The horses were
Btive, and bidding the driver attend
Bthem, she begao to descend unassisted.
Br foot was on the step when the ani
?Bls sprasg forward and flung her vio
Btly from her foothold. Bat for the
Biden act of yoor niece, who received
my tnother-iu ber strong young an
tbs fall might have_proyed a fetal 01
My mother at once entered a shop, a
keepiDg your niece Deal ?er, ssnt for n
I came to-day, at my mother's earoi
request, to express our heartfelt grai
tude, and to offer-"
"You needn't offer Camilla a penr.
sir. She will never suffer while Pvt
pair of hands to work for her," sa
"You mistake me. I do not wish
insult you, bul would raise this chi
from her poverty and educate her, th
she might be of use to you and to he
self, and become a refined woman.
Don't let your selfish love stand in h
light, and shut it out from her. S
sings like a prima donna, and wishes
The great lustrous eyes of the chi
turned imploringly to her strange guar
"Lor', Camilla, I can't stand in yo
way. I know you're every bit a boi
lady, if your poor forsaken mother d
die in a hovel among wretches wi
turned her child into the cold as soon
the breath had ?eft her body ; but deai
me, I can't part with you."
"And you shall not. Let me sat
little Camilla, and she shall never lea?
you, but shall prove a blcsing to you i
your old age."
I'aul could 6ay nothing, and tr
strange visitor departed, with uo furthi
injury to his darling than an cloquet
glance from an expressive pair of eye
Then from the gloomy Iodging-hous
to a snug set of chambers a few etreel
off, went Paul and Camilla, and the poe
wretch began to look like another bein?
in his cleaner work clothes and Suuda
suit, camed from increased number c
pupils provided through thc willing a:
sistancc of their philauthropieal frien
Day after day Camilla went with he
books to thc teacher so strangely prov:
dod ; and after a little time, there cam
days when passers paused to listen t
thc warbling of thc rich y*oung voice.
When she had been there six month
she entered one morning to find Mn
Clavering in thc music masters roon
"What do you propose to do wit
your famous pupil ?" said her sol
"Madam, Camilla is quite capable c
doini; anything, in a musical way. Sh
will be a songstress ol whom this coun
try will bc proud. Ah, here she is !"
"You have improved wonderfully, mi
child," said the lady, holding out he
gloved hand, "i came to bring yoi
Richard's farewell Ile leaves Condoi
to-night, a id will remain abroad rnanj
year*. Herc is a little gift, as a tokei
She did not understand that Mrs
Clavering had placed a pretty nccklaci
of eural in her haud, and :hen gatherer,
ap her shawl and departed; but whet
her teacher spoke, she cried out as if it
mortal pain, and, without a word, fie*
down the street towards home. As sh?
turned thc corner she rushed pellmcl
in to the arms of a gentleman, who, ot
seeing her pale and tearful, said, '.Whj
little Camilla, what is thc matter?"
'.Oh. .Mr. Clavering, you arc going
Richard Covering's fine face grea
sad and expressive as thc tearful eye!
looked into his own, and for the firsl
he comprehended that he was a young
man. and that his protege was stealing
from childhood into beautiful girlhood
and was undeniably a beauty.
..Cami.la, I um going away, but will
you wait for my return ?"
"Wait for you ? I am not goiog to
"You do not comprehend me. Well)
it is better so Perhaps two years later
you may understand me. Good bye,
Camilla. Kiss me good-bye."
It was a very quiet street, and so
Camilla lifted her head and kissed him.
In all probability thc child would have
kissed him in the maiu thoroughfare as
readily as there, and I only meution the
fact thc street being a quiet one to si?
lence thc startled propriety of those who
are shocked at the publicity of it.
Well, there they parted. Ile to go
over thc sea, she to remain at home and
improve the opportunities he had placed
* * * * * * *
Thc great heart of the music-loving
public was agitated wich mingled emo?
tions of joy, pride, astonishment and
awe. A new sougstrees had been criti?
cised, picked over piecemeal, ground
down to the finest point, dissected, ex?
amined through thc most perfect musi?
cal microscope, and pronounced perfect !
And now the manager of a first-class,
iashton-patronixed theatre had engaged
her for a single night at an almost fabul?
ous sum, and the world was to hear her
The night came. The theatre was
crowded from pit to roof. The orchestra
pealed forth a grand overture, the ex?
pectant crowd filled the air with perfume,
and soft murmurs of whispering voices
and rustling silks arose in a subdue i
sound; and then thc broad curtain rolled
up and disclosed the elegaotly-fitted
Suddenly there was a hush in the vast
building, and eyes grew bright with
eager anticipation, as from the wing
came the debutante.
A tall graceiu: girl, with gleaming
shoulders, and white, perfectly-shaped
arms ; with a crown of purple black hair
upon the. regal head ; with, great dark
eyes scanning the crowd, ?ad then with
almost childish shyness veiling them?
selves benaeth the long lashes;^ mouth,
?oft, tender and beautiful, and a cheek
is fair as the pore white satin of'?et
sweeping robe; and they had teen all
caf long talked-of and highly-praised
A roar Eke the rushing of distant
waters sounded o bar ears, and then
swelled into a thunder of applause; and
coming slowly down in the splendor of
the footlights, hor beautiful hoad erect
her eyes glowing with excitement, her
beaut? enhanced by the ?l?gance of her
cos .ame, Camilla, the poor little wait4,
the child of poor old Pani Smith, pro?
tege o? proud Richard Clavering, receiv?
ed the homag? of the assembled crowd.
When the acclamations had-ceased,
the orchestra began a soft , symphony;
and tbett through the building echoed
the clear, pure notes of a voice that
sounded far -away, a dreamy, mystic
voice full of hope, of doubt, of pain.
Nearer, still nearer, it sounded, and
hope half drowned the doubts, but yet
a plaintive sorrow seemed to remain, lt
came nearer, and the sorrow wat a half
expectant, trembling glimpse of some*
thing better* and then suddenly the
strange voice broke forth in a triumphal
strain,.and- listeners . held their breath
as the Wondrous notes Tang outupon the
air, and then died away.
For a moment a deathly silence reign?
ed, bot it was for a moment only; and
then the building vibrated with a crash
of eothusiam that came from the music
crazed audience. Men arose in their
seats, and hundreds flung their floial
tributes at her feet.
Jo one of the boxes, above the ono
where tho music master and manager
sat, an o!<2, odd-looking man waved his
handkerchief and cheered, with great
tears falling down his wrinkled cheeks;
and Camilla looked up to that one box
and gave him the only smile that cross?
ed her lips during the night.
But at length th? curtain fell, and
Camilla, weary and worn, went on to
the dressing-room. Some one stood io
the shadow of a side scene, and when
she asked permission to pass, caught
her by the hands and drew ber out into
"Camilla, little Camilla, is it you?
Have I been listening to my litte girl
all this glorious evening? Speak to me!
I am bewildered and blind."
"Mr Clavering! When did you come ?
Oh, I am so glad, so happy ! she ex?
"Are yod glad ? Are you happy ?
Oh, is this my welcome? Have you
waited for me, my love, my darling?"
She put her hand over her eyes,
murmuring, "You do not mean your
words ! I am dreaming ! I am mad !"
"You are here wide awake, Camilla,
and I am asking jott to love'me, aid ti
bc my wife."
She drew him away for a brief mo?
ment, and laid bet weary Aid .within
his arms. Then she passet} on to her
dressing-room, and when abe returned
she put out her band, saying "0,1
Richard, take mc away ! I au soul-sick
of all this."
"And you will only sing-"
"In your nest. Come, wc must not
forget Uncle Paul. Ho is waiting "in
the box for me."
The box was near at band, and in a
moment they stood at the door. It waa
ajarjeand Richard pushed it open to
allow Camilla to enter, and saw the old
man sitting in one of the luxurious
chairs, his head lying, back upon the
I soft cushions, and his hands peacefully
"Uncle Paul !" cried Camilla. "Why,
you naughty boy,you are fast asleep!
Come, i' is time to go homo. Ah !"
She started back with a cry, for the
hand she touobed was icy cold and fell
back, stilt ind helpless.
"Camilla, darling, come away. I will .
attend to him."
"Hush, love! He is beyond os now.
Those strains of musie have carried him
to heaven, from whence they come."
The p3or old man was dead. With ,
..ie consummation of his heart's wish,
his quiet, unpretending, unoffending
life has passed out into the bew exis
There were loud growls io the music,
loving world-, but nothing ever came of ?
them ; for Richard Clavering removed
their singing bird so daftly, that few
knew the cause of her flight ; and now
she sings only to bim, and to her brood
of youDg Clavering.
II A TH LNG tu .TD BK DIFFUVhTtES.
Out in Ohio, sometime since, twenty
Baptist clergymen, who*were attending
a conven Hoi), weot dbwoio i secluded
spot on thc river bank in the afternoon
for thc purpose of taking a swim. These
score of brethren removed their clothing
and placed it upon the railroad track
close at hand, because the grass was wet
Then they entered the water and cn*
j .ved themselves. Presentir an express
train came around the carve at thc rate
of forty miles an hoar, and before any
cf the swimmers could reaeh dryland
aU their undershirts and socks ^ and
things were ' fluttering from the cow?
catcher and speeding onward toward
Kansas. It was painful for tie brethren
-exceedingly painful-because all the
clothing that conld be found, after a
careful search, was a sun umbrella and
a pair of eye glasses. And they do tay
that when those twenty marched home
by the refulgent light of the rvoon that
evening, ia single file and keeping close
together, the most familiar acquaintance
with the Zouave drill, on the part of the
mao at the head with the umbrella,
still hardly sufficed to cover them com?
pletely. They said they felt conspicuous,
somehow ; and the situation wai all the
more embarrassing, hmm* til the
for?as societies and woman's rights
conventions, and the pupils at the
female boarding schools, seemed to be
prancing erotfsd the streets and running
acroifs the route of the parade; Mott
ot the brethren a? now down on im?
mersion and akogethe? ir favor of tbs
use of water only in sprinkling.
postoffiee/Ju. Phmt tones folks, Mr.
Plugg Metis ' tobacco, aird- Bacchus
TEMPER AT HOSIE.
? handful of snow 2s z, beautiful
thing, soft, or sparkling, ai the case may
be, outside ; bot very damp and dis?
agreeable bj the fiiesidc. And there
are domestic snow-balls-soft as wool,
or sparkling as gems outside-"pleasant
spoken, nice men," who leave all that
aside, as they wipe their feet (if they do
that) at their own door ; and who be?
come cheerless, cold and depressing the
moment their shadow falls on their own
hearth. The poor mother instantly goes
"arr her good behavior;" the children
cease to bc natural and put on their
humble looks ; the dog and cat retire to
the c?rner farthest from him with an
expression which, rightly interpreted,
says plainly, "It's all np now !" Surely
this is the way to unmake happy homes.
Come now, my dear friend, let me talk
to you. If there is a pleasant word in
your mouth in the twenty-four hours,
do say it to that hard working woman
whom you vowed to "cherish"-to
cherish, mind ; not only to provide for
and all that, but to CIIEIU.SU. And these
little boys and girls that are hungry for
"petting" and affection from you, cannot
you make out any little manly pleasantry
for them? They are not culprits, of
whom you are the jailor. Why, they
are your own children, with young
hearts in their bosoms, to whom home
ought to be thc dearest place, and father
the best man in the whole world
"father," the name and the object by
which their child's heart ought to climb
up to the notion of our Father in heaven]
If you had trouble and toil outside-as
who has not ?-which gathered your
brows and set your lips during the day,
lay off the load when you lay off your
coat, and let your presence make a little
holiday, io the dwelling. You aro the
strongest, most commanding person
there-the husband, or house band,
knitting ali together. Well, bind them
together, not with the cold, hard grip of
iron, but with thc silken cords of human
love. Brighten up, and speak cheerily ;
very lean wit will be applauded in a
good humored circle; and your kindly
speech will awaken kindly echoes all
through the dwelling. Then the house
will miss you when you are out, and
every living thing in it will welcome
your return. You will give a happy,
healthy, lively tone to the whole circle,
and save tears, time and medical atten?
We would not willingly convey the
impression that all the good feeling is
to be on the side of the father, for much
might be said to wives and others on
thc influence of temper and tone in
making home happy. Meantime, my
fancy rooms through dwellings into
which I have peeped, into quiet "par
lora" where the carpet is clean and not
old, and the furniture polished and
bright j into "rooms" ?here the chairs
are deal and the floor carpctlcss; into
"kitchens" where .he family live, and
the meals are cooked and eaten, and
the boys and girls are as blithe as thc
sparrows in the thatch overhead, and I
see that it is not so much wealth, nor
learning, nor clothing, nor servants, nor
tail, nor idleness, nor town, nor country,
nor rank, nor station-as tone aod
temper that make life joyous or misera
blt? that render homes happy or
wretched. And I ?.ec, too, that in town
or country, in Ulster or Leinster, io
Europe or America, God's grace and
good sense make life what no teachers,
or accomplishments, or means, or so*
ciety, can make it, the opening stave of
an everlasting psalm, the fair beginning
of an endless existence, the goodly,
modest, well-proportioned vestibule to
a temple of God's building, that shall
Dover decoy, wax old or vanish away.
[John IIuU, D. D.
THE LOUD, THE LADT AND THE
The London Court Circular relates
the following aneodote respecting a
noble lady, who is young, beautiful and
During the army bill debate her noble
husband, who is as proud and fond of
her as he should be, was just about to
rise and deliver a violent attack upon
something or somebody, when a telegram
wag put into bis hands. He read it,
turned pale and quitted the House,
called a cab, drove to the Charing Cross
Station and went to Dover, and was no
more heard of until the next day, when
he returned to his own home, and to his
first inquiry was told that the Countess
was in her own room. He hastened to
her, and a terrific, row ensued, the exact
words of which no one knows but them
selves. At last, however, he barst out,
"Theo what did you mean by your tele?
gram?" "Mean? What I said, of
course. What are yon talking about.?"
"Kead it for yourself," returned the
still unappeased husband. She did
read : UI flee with Mr.-to Dover
straight. Pray for mc." For a momeut
she was startled, but then burst ?uto a
hearty fit of laughter. " Most dreadful
telegraph people. No wonder you are
out of your mind. I telegraphed ai m ply,
.I tea with Mrs*-, in Dover street.
Stay for me.' " His Lordship was so
savage at the laugh he had railed
against himself that he was at first in?
clined to maka a Parliamentary question
of it, bat, listening to more judicious
uvr. eenen - *
'-A Frenchman said to aa American,
"There is sou word io your language I
do not comprehend, and all sa time I
hear li. ' Tattletoo, tattletoo-vet you
means by tattletoo ?" The. Aperisan
insisted that no such word exists in
EagUslv While he was saying so, bis
servant same to pct coal au the fire,
when he said, "There John, that'll do."
Tte Frenchman jumped up, exclaiming :
^TMa^^alAlsioo, yon say him yourself,
tare ; vat means tattletoo ?"
ITIR. JEFFERSON AND SOC ?H CARO?
The recent publication by Miss'Sarah
M. Randolph of the ''Domestic Life of
Thomas Jefferson," calls up the history
of the past, and the grateful recollection
of the esteem in which his memory and
services was held by the State of Sooth
Caroliua. And this without regard to
partisanship-for at that time the Com?
monwealth was divided into Republi?
cans and Federalists. The former
afterwards merged int" the Democrats,
and the latter into the Whigs.
Mr. Jefferson lived in that age of
statesmen who retired from high official
public duty with their hands unspotted
with either public or private spoliation.
He died, leaving as his only legacy a
fame without stain, and the services he
had rendered his country.
Jefferson died in 1825, and it is said
that when his decease was announced
to John Adams who was expecting
every moment to depart, he remarked
quaintly: ?'Jefferson WM always a little
before ice." Mr. Jefferson had preceded
him in the Presidency. Judge William
Johnson, of this city, then a member of
the Supreme Court of the United States,
delivered a ealogy on the life and char?
acter of Mr. Jefferson, and in it alluded
to the then history of the statesmen
who, haying given their lives and talents
to the couutry, had died in comparative
At the ensuing session of the Legis?
lature Mr. John Ramsey, thc Senator
from St. Paul's, and a prominent States
Rights man, prepared a resolution mak?
ing a provision for the issue of stock by
the State, for the benefit of Mrs. Ran?
dolph, Mr. Jefferson's surviving daugh?
ter. He approached the Hon. Alfred
Huger, then also in the State Renate,
whose affiliation was with the Federal
party, which leaned towards a strong
Government, and to which Mr. Jefferson
had been opposed, and exhibiting thc
resolution announced his purpose of in?
troducing it, leaving it to Mr. Huger to
oppose it if he thought proper. Mr.
Huger responded : "If you think ii; will
not tDjure your resolution for me to
give it my commendation and support,
I will second it and fill the blank with
a proper amount."
The succeeding day Mr. Ramsey
moved his resolution. Mr. John Lyde
Wilson immediately seconded the resolu?
tion. Mr. Huger then rose, and after
giving a short sketch of the men of the
Revolution and of their distinguished
services, moved to make the amount
810,000, adding, that this appropriation
had no precedent, and there could be no
other, as there had been but one
Ueclaration of Independence, and one
author of that declaration.
Thc resolution was adopted by accla?
mation in the Renate.
The Hon. B. F. Dunkin, since Chief
Justice of the State, was then one of the
leading members of the House. He
took charge of the resolution in the
IITJUSC, and made a powerful and elo?
quent speech in his advocacy. Some
one from thc up country called for thc
yeas and nays, but seven member:- did
not rise, as required by thc rule.
Thc question was then put and ca rried
without dissent. It was a grateful act
on the part of the State. The men of
that day valued character, ability and
virtue. They rose above the petty
dominion of party. The statesmen of
South Carolina, whether Republicans or
Federalists, paid a common tribute to
one of the great apostles of liberty and
self-govcrnmeut, and thc State placed
upon record her appreciation of hi?
unsullied patriotism and talent.
The Hons. B. F. Dunkin and Alfred
Huger, of those who actively participa,
led, in this act of munificence, as well
as of justice, yet survive, covered with
years and honor.
History will not willingly let die the
fact, that when Mr. Jefferson died,
leaving his family heavily embarrassed
with debt, South Carolina was thc first,
sad OLe of the only two States, who
contributed of its public treasury to
their relief.- Charleston Courier.
A COLORED CARPET ?BAGGER.
The New York Commercial Advert?s -,
Republican, under thc above heading,
thus reiera to a letter from a Northern
colored man io South Carolina to Fred.
Mr. Delaney, a Northern colored man,
but for several years a resident of South
Carolina, publishes a letter to Frederick
Douglas?, io a Charleston paper. In this
letter he discusses thc political si'na?
tion in the Sooth, and shows how badly
politics havo beeo managed For thu
white "carpet bagger" he has no mercy.
Ha ia, in fact, as severe as Horace
Greely, and he shows from actual obscr
vatiou how studiously these fellows
sought to gain the confidence of the
blacks, and show corruptly they used
the power so obtained. The review of
affairs is masterly, and is calculated to
accomplish a good result.
It too often happens that Northeru
men, io considering Southern mattera,
putout of sight the changes produced
by the new system of labor and forget
the heartburnings natural to any oom?
raaoity by the absorption of its political
power by strangers. Hence they are
likely to judge out breaks, and the
feelings which prompt them, too harshly,
aod to take no account of the erroneous
idea entertained by negroes under tho
tuition of thieving carpet-bagger*, by
which the colored idea of mewn and tuum
becomes mixed and vague.
--A bare headed, bare footed little
boy astonished a worshiping congrega?
tion in a Maseachtisetts town, on a
recent Sunday, by rushing into church
and exclaiming: "Where's my papa?
The pigs are out !"
I ? T??rjING A TIGER.
The maoner in which Forepaagh, the
showman, conquered tho Royal. Bengal
tiger "Satan" is thus described :
"Satan" was landed in New York
about a year since, being brought from
Bombay with a number of other ani?
mal? intended for exhibition. He was
captured when three months old, a
dozen or more natives assisting in the
operation, and, although a "youngster,"
he showed such pluck that three of the
captors were badly scratched and clawed.
The brother of "Satau" made his esoape
into a jungle, carrying a spear in his
side, and the inothcr was killed the day
previous by hunters mounted upon the
back of elephants, a dozen elephants and
thiny or forty men turning out for her
sole benefit, the beast having haunted
the district for a year or more and eaten
up several natives. "Satan" was a pass?
enger on the vessel called the Fair
L tst winter "Satan" came to Warn?
er's institution by purchase, and was
turned over to the care of Forepaugh as
a subject bound to give him much trou?
ble. Every effort to tame or conciliate
the beast had entirely failed, and Fore?
paugh was laughed at when assertiog
that he would break in the royal Ben?
gal when he had a spare day. That
sparc day did not come until last week
when the beast-tamer announced his
readiness to undertake the task. No
man but Mahoucy had ever entered the
animal's car, ;, .nd there was much ex?
citement in town about it, because
it was noised abroad that "Satan" was
to conquer or be conquered. Hun?
dreds of people rushed to the tent, but
only two or thvee newspaper men were
admitted, as Forepaugh did not want to
excite thc beast more than was neces?
sary. "Satan," was first given a good
"square meal," in order to put htm in
a good humor, and then Forepaugh
took off bis coat and made ready for
business. 3Icn to the number of eight
or ten were armed with iron-rods and
sharp pointed instruments, and stationed
on either side of the cage, and Fore?
paugh entered the den with a red hot iron
in one hand and a cloth wrapped about
tho other. As he stepped in the animal
seemed surprised and dumfounded, and
for thc first moment did nothing but
growl and stare. Then his long, white
teeth began to gleam, his back arched,
and he settled down for a spring. The
iQifh outside began to shout in alarm,
entreating the trainer to make hi?
escape ; but with eyes fixed on those of
thc animal, and speaking in low tones,
he warned the men to keep still, and
j ho prepared for action. Suddenly, like
a ball thrown through the air, with no
warninitig save a furious scream, "Sa?
tan" made his leap. Forepaugh was
expecting it and fell npen bis knees,
oue of the tiger's claws removing a tuft
of his hair aud piece of scalp from his
head. The bjast turned after his leap
and attempted to seize the trainer's
shoulder, but the red-liot rod was forced
into his mouth, and he retreated with
yells of pain and anger. He then
allowed the trainer to advance to the
centre of thc cage without resenting the
act, but in a moment more settled him?
self for another spring. As ho shot
through the air, the trainer leaped aside,
and then gave the brute several blows
with the iron, beating him until he
retired in the further corner. Both
parties then took a rest fora few minutes,
when the trainer advanced and opened
hostilities, "Satan" made a rush for
him, aud thi? time seized Forepaugh bj
thc thigh, and although beaten over the
heal by the rod, shook thc man to the
floor as a terrier shakes a rat. Then,
letting go with his teeth, ho placed bis
paw OD the trainer's breast, uttering
yells of rage.
The attendants, paralyzed with fear,
finally rallied nnder the direction of
Forepaugh, whose flesh was being
pierced Ly tba sharp claws, and'made a
simultaneous :;nd vigorous attack upon
thc enraged animal, who was obliged to
retreat to his corner. Tho trainer
received a severe bite, and each of tho
claws, made a bad mark, but he
determined to give the animal no rest.
Procuring another iron, he adopted the
method <>f attack instead of defence.
Just as the beast was preparing to spring
j again, thc trainer rushed upon bim,
punchingnr.il pounding him with the hot
iron bar, and actually drove thc Bengal
several times around the cage before
stopping. After a moment thc attack
was repeated, the two rol?ug over and
ever on thc floor of the cage, in tho
tiger's effort to seize the man by the
neck, but ho was pounded so
unmercifully with the bar that he waa
glad to retreat. For nearly au hour the
trainer persisted in his efforts, until at
last he was not only enabled to pat the
back of the subdued magnate of the
jungle, but to open his mouth, lift np
his feet, ?ead him aroaad thc crme, tod
show itt various way* that he was
perfect ma*ter of the brute. After two
or three hours' rest, the cage was again
entered, but the tiger crouched down io
fear, and resented no familiarities from
hi? determined trainer, although when
another person approached the bars ot
the case he was greeted with h
rage and defiance.
-"We don: like Philip Philip?,' tho
Singing Pilgrim,' who sang at the How?
ard Presbyterian Church on Tuesday,"
says a Carolina poper. "He filters ail
his hymns through his nose, and has an
unpleasant way of repeating thc last line
of each verse over and over again. T-he
effect of 'His Bowels melt with Love'
was not pretty when sang thus: 'His
bowels melt with love, Hw bow-wow
wow-wow-wow-els melt with love.'"
-"Thoo rainest in hit bosom," as
the chap said wheo a basin of water was
thrown over h kn by the lady ha was
The process of incubation of the
chicken is a subject curious and inter?
esting to the student of Nature, as will
be seen bj the following :
''The hen has scarcely set on her eggs
twelve hours before some lineaments of
the head and body appear. Thc hearr
may be seen to beat at the end of the
second day ; it has at that time some?
what the form of a horseshoe, but no
blood yet appears. At the end of two
days, two vesicles of blood are to bc dis
tinguished, the pulsation of which is
very visible ; one of these is the left
ventricle, and the other the root of the
great artery. At the fiftieth hour, one
auricle of the heart appears, resembling
a noose folded down upon itself. Thc
beatifcg of the heart is first observed in
the auricle, and afterwards in the ven?
tricle. At the end ot seventy hours,
the wings are distinguishable; and on
thc head two bubbles arc seen for thc
brain, one for the bill, and two for the
fore and hind part of the head. To- ?
ward the end of the fourth day, the
two auricles already visible draw near?
er to the heart than before. Thc liver
appears towards tho fifth day. At thc
end of a hundred and thirty one hours,
the first voluntary motion is observed.
At the end of seven hours more, thc
langa and the stomach become visible ;
and four hours afterward, the intestines,
the loins, and the upper jaw. At the
hundred and forty-foorth hoar, two ven?
tricles afc visible, and two drops of
blood instead of the single one which
was seen before. The seventh day thc ;
brain begins to have some consistency.
At the hundred and nineteenth hour of
incubation, thc bill opens, and the flesh
appears in the breast. lu four hours
mere thc breast bone .'3 seen. Ia sis
hours after thi? thc ribs appear, forming
from the back, and thc biil is very visi?
ble, as well as the gall-bladdcT. Thc
bill becomes green at the end of two ,
hundred and thirty six hours ; and if ,
the chicken bc taken out of its covering :
it evidently moves itself. The feathers ,
begin to shoot out toward the two hun
dred and fortieth hoar, and the skull ?
becomes gristly. At the two hundred <
and sixty-fourth hour, the eyes appear. ,
At thc two hundred and eighty-eighth, :
the ribs arc perfect. At thc three hun- ! i
dred and thirty-first, thc spleen draw?' |
near thc stomach, and the lungs to the' ?
chest. At thc end pf three hundred,,
and fifty-five hours, thc biil frequently j,
opens and shuts ; and at the end of the '?.
eighteenth day, the first cry of the
chicken is heard. It afterwards gets
more strength and grows continually,
tili at length it is enabled to set itself
free from its confinement. * ?
THF SIX AGES. ?
A writer in the College Courant has i
been endeavoring to ascertain at what i
age men are capable of doing their be?t !
work. His method >s to take the names <
of the most illustrious men of all times i 1
and countries, with their ages when their <
greatest achievements were accomplish?
ed, and from those to derive an aver; ge :
time of nfc in which thc important i
mental work of the world is done, or th<? j j
mean year of greatest productiveness, i <
His list cf great men includes eight!]
hundred names, and the most note- i
worthy achievements number eighteen I
hundred. The mean agc of great pro- '
ductiveness for all classes is found by :
this method to be thirty-eight years ?
and fifty two hundredths. This may be <
regarded as the mental prime of life, i
which is attained if this process gives \
trustworthy result, five to ten years i
earlier than has been supposed. In the 1
arrangement by classes it is found that I
lawyers and judges come latest to ma- ?
turity. or at least to a recognition of I
their powers, thc ar cra<r.c age of greatest <
productiveness with theta boin.; forty- |
five years and a little over. Professors i
and other e ducators come nest, who i
have dore their best w<>rk at nearly :
forty-three years. Then follow in this ;
order, and very near together, states?
men, divines, authors, physicians, phil- ?
osophtTs, artists and orators, whoso a*;e?
of greatest productiveness is from thir- j
ty eight to forty years. Next conic
commander?, scientist?, reformers andi
philanthropists, whose chief work is nc-1
couiplishfd at thirty-fix to thirty-seven j
years; inventors, mu?icia'.> and travel-!
ers, who are at their best at fr>m thirty- j
one to thirty-five years, and actors make
their highest efforts earlier than any
other class-about the age of twenty
nine years. By the usc of t:io same
materials, the writer classified the de?
cades of life according tb their value ti
the world, as shown in thc work accom
plished by these right hundred eminent !
men. He arranges the decades as lol
The go?dcn decade is between thirty
and fr.rty; the silver docade is between
fort} and fifty; the brazen decade is be
tween twenty and thirty; the iron d?*|
eade is between fifty and sixty; the tin j
decade is between sixty and seventy; thc j
wooden decade is between seventy and
t&r'l'?? NEW YORK Ihtttld has a
boasting article on 'lie financial con?
dition of the country. It paint*, in
glowing colors, the immense revenue of
the government, and describes the
"colossal fortunes which many of our
cimehs are aggregating." The
"colossal fortunes?*' of which it speaks.'
saya the Wilmington Journal, are bf in g )
acquired by Northern capitalists, pr?j-j
tected by an onerously discrimina??:^]
tariff ; and the revenue, over which it I
gloats, is wrung, in a great measure, imm,
the heavy toil of men nt the South, thou- j
sands of whom are denied even the privt j
lege of holding oiSoe I The prosperity is
hollow, which is attended by the oppress- j
?ion of one portion of the country, and |
which, grinds by invidious, taxation a!
people Rlready improvcrished.
& IP IS W IP ES?
- O P -
FROMPTLT EXECUTED AT TUE
The Sumter Watchman,
Highest Style of j^_Art.
EXFLCJCXCS cr GO::D ;?OD: LS.
Heading thc acl.irvomcnis of prent
men and listening to brilliant oritoric.il
cilhrts, have an elevating influence.
Tbc talents and culture ir hieb are dis?
played, striking'y contras! wi:!: ou.07.-n,
and stimulate us to new resolves .ind
efforts, to thc enc that we may grnr rut
of our littleness imo moro perfect men
and women. TI: :-. ir j* thai we ieavo
a public hall, recalling talents urdm
proved, opportun i : ios los*, and piccious
time squandered, and rctfoctig that we,
too, might have held audienees~spcli
bound,as has tho orate;' of tho evening,
had we but willed :? Tl;cn follows tho
determination to commence wc-rk at once,
aid make up, if pasible, for lost time
The lives of rrrcat mon are pcrpctia!
reminders of what we may become, while
the immediate presence ot those achiev?
ing greatness impart* n dirie*, stimulus
to us. When brought info contact with
high bred persons of gentle birth rind
relined, agreeable man-'er?, we instinctly
modify our own manner.-. From this
we may know how beneficial it is to
keep good models before us, and to sock
as much as poc-dblc the sccictv anti
companionship of our superiors, those
whom we know will eren a healthy,
elevating influence upon us. The
character of chiiJrcn is very much de
tcrmincd by means of tin- kind Tho?e
born in poverty, ard living in senior,
have their ambition aroused by reading
the labors and vxpioiis ol perseus who
have distinguished themselves ia ?no
way and another. Especially is this
true in a Republic, where no curr or
lineal distinctions contine people to the
conditions ol'life in which they are born.
Benjamin Franklin used to maiaiaia
that he was prompts 1 when a lad to try
and accompish something in the world
reading Mather's JSSrarrys to po good.
Aad Samoa! Drew declared that Frank?
lin's example, ia turn, animated him
to choose; thc life upon which he entered,
?miles vcry."??ruly observes that our
iharactcr and careers are to a great ex?
tent, determined by the modeis around
as. "We mould ourselves unconscious?
ly after tba characters, maoners, habits,
md opinions of those, who are about us.
jood rules may do much, but good mo?
l?is far more; for in the latter wc have
instruction in action-wisdom at work,
i oed admonition and bad example only
juiid with one hand to pull down with
:he other. IK nee the vast importance
)f exercising great care in the selection
if c^mptnions, especially in youth."
-Hearth izvd hoKi ?.
A .TIONU.TirNT TO CE.V. LErj.
It has been proposed to endow Wash
ugton and Lee University, the scene of
.he graat Southern cheiftain's last
abor on earth, with si: Hie ic nt funds to
nakc it his most hor..->r:?b!e ?nd lasting
nonument. With this Univitsity will
.cst the remains ot the boro, and it is
rat fitting that it should relive the
.ontributtons of the people who bved
tim so well. Joseph W. Taylor, Esq ,
>fAlabama, in a recent spenca. said:
In the first place then, Washington
tnd Leo University occupies a goograph
c position suitable c'.vry way t r t?.c
:>rcro-=ed Memorial Univers**} It is lo
?ted in the state wh?.-h ty every tit??
ncrits the distinction of having
;pon its soil the common monument to
>c erected by our people to Gen Lee.
While t?io v.-^t.? ? South j :stiy claims aa
;ndivided heritage of glory h: his great
lanie and fame. Virginia is prc
.mincntly cuti:ltd to the hr?est share
a thc m?ra! iahcrkuno: of bo*b lie
tras born upon her soil, iii- life wag
residence was within i:rr limits, L^he
iias and "rill have forever, thc cu :t ly of
iis honored remains. The h:s*oric
inteceden's ot Washington and Leo
University censthute a Juli.cr rc
sommendation of it rn thc foundation
for such au institut n. The facts ii?
the early and later history of thc
institution show that it has come down
from il:0 generations which arc past,
permeated by the spirit an i imbued
wirb thc memories ol 3 _..m I and heroic
izc, and that the honarable scars <>r-he
recent great r?*rug?!<e are upon it. This
[rond record S's it, in a peculiar manner,
to be at once the -epa ir .re ;::.d monu?
ment c* K?>bcri ii. Tho b ip-;, m of
the priers sud the hem factions 1 : thc
men thc revolutionary wi anii
rcvolntionary en enronvs v rat'.: a
dignity and a morai gr.micui i . barn) y
with I.is charterer sud lt?*.:. >'?<?.'?
imposition of the hnnds ?>f Vt iv.-.. >n
in blessing and help upon i: he .hr.
of its early trials and stn.
makes it the more worthy, by a yr >p .. .
Indication at thc h i . is ci kindred
great nc*.** and goodness, to perpetua:
r!?e memory of ..?ne wY- was the p??er > f
Washington as patrios, hero aod ^ ia t.
T2IE? SAY. lij
"They Say," h a nuisance. He if for?
ev.-r making mischief. Par ever poking
his nos- rifo nth. r pf*."?plf-*s business.
Forever v::ify;n-? snr.. h.-dy' ? cl smcti r.
Forever d?>ing s-".o?eth?*i . ? eau We
-Ufpcci "'i ii ey Sav" ruined ?bout ns
many people ag whiskey and the faro
"They Say" is a snr.ke in the ^r:is->
Professing thc wannest friendship to
your faee, be vilely traduces you be?
hind yiMir back-not ii: t!;e first pe?an
singular, be it rembcrcd, for *:o is ;oo
crafty for that, but kc ntailo ??iii A:n
ioidap S?eep I : k r? -orrow, what other
people say of you -in short what "They
"They Say," is a humbug. Tear off
the bypoori'iea? ru.i-k he wears and you
shall see, v<-ry <,*.'(>>,, baseness and kna
verv of the Maekest kind. S...:.e tir.ic^
we admit, ''Thpy Say." is weak minded,
and slanders: people more thruo-eh igno?
rance and iho ishtb'ssness thsu a wi^h
to de;-troy 'hoir ?"' d nam*, but he ts
none the lee? H iin^jrto<- Ihr tliat. and
God help li-, ?te* i ?a* to ottt s-i ease.