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THE SNOW-FALL. BY WM. F. PORYER. Choice Miscellany.
[From Blackwood's Magazine.]
1 was at Vienna lew jears Bga 1.:
trjlflg several IoUm f Aofe, I estaUUhl
ffljselt t It bote in the Jadeosirasse,
JCrequeated bj m select aocietj-.i ilr. Wul-
rhaater;of the establishment, did ija
TiDOOTf with thorough -rrnaa' 'gravity.
Perfect order, eztfvrne and consciencious
ekanlirjess reigned, throoghouf At house,
ni 'Aightj'ibrorigh ' the servants'
'fopnor nd even. ". through the" kitchens,
fwithout meeiing witi' anything by which
aight was in i"the least offended." The
clla was as welj Arranged as a bookcase,
jthe. regulations ;of "the house, as re
"gardsd both'the servree and the hoars of
rmeals, were; as- puetually abserved as
Jhey could have been in a seminary. In
iruest came in late, thought it were but
en minutes, he i was aerveJ apart in Ian
adjoimng rooi'that
nrfght act be sacrificed to the conveoience
.ic-.vui .4..:.,.. J r-.:!...:; v-. :
Oe j ; -it j... (. ,
Jfa the confersation at this toblt d'hote
there prevaited A .tone" of good society
which excluded neither ease nor pleasant.
Tjj but Caustic or indelicate expression
have jarred en the ear like a false
"C(fie in a ' well-siecuted concert. .-The
cpunten ance of M rs. . Huller, in. 'which
benevotenoe wss the barometer hy which
Jhejoung men regulated themselves weri
the .influence ef Rhine wins or Stettin
beer might lead them a IUJe too far.
Mrs. Muller assumed sn air of re.
f by a lew words she adroitly broke
off the conversation and turned .it into
.'inother channel ; and she glanced graVe-
at her daughter,! who, without affecta.
tic or pouting, kepther eyes fixed upon
'ier plate until the end of the meal. .
Ellen Muller was A type of those beau
tiful German faces which the French call
cpld, hecause they know not now to read
Ihern j.she Was t happy mixture of tbe
if,6axoa and Hanoverian characters.'-A
pore and open brow, eyes of inexpressible
softness, lips habitually closed with mai.
.denly.reecrvey transpArenC complexion,
whose ckarmfog blushes each, moment
protested Against the immobility of her
beafiiTg, auburn hair whose rich" .and
silken eurU admirably harmouized with
the serenity of her features, a graceful
juA. flexible form just expanding into wo-
manhood ; such was Ellen Muller. p.
A couoccllor of ihe Court, Hofrath
'liBAroo von JJ.uh- who had resigned his
:fuociioo in cbnscjucnce if an injustice
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that had been done biro, several students
whose parents bad recommended them to
the vigilance) of Mr. Muller, and a few
merchants, composed the majority of the
habitual guesU. The party was frequent
ly increased by travelers,' literary men,
and -artists"- After- dinner,- philosophy.
politics, or literature, were the usual top
ics of conversation, ia which Mr. Muller,
a sn irtrtensive acquirernenta, ni
great good sense, took part, with a choice
of expressions and elevation of views that
would have astonished me in man of hi
station in any country but Germany. -7. ...
. Sometimes Ellen would sit down to the
piano, and eing some of those simple and
beautiful melodies -in which the tender
ness, the- gravity and'the piety .of the
German character seem to mingle. The
conversation ceased ; every countenance
expressed profound attention; and each
listener, as if Jie were assisting at A reli-
snou'lan:ce: translated the accents of
7 .
that universal language a ccording to his
sympathies,' his 'Association, and the ha
bitual direction of his ideas. .' .!.' ' A ' T ,
; '. I was tK?t long in perceiving thit BAr
00 too Noth, And a young student named
VVerter, were pArticularly sensILle lo the
chAmvof EUen '. M&'Vei inerit. , In the
Baron, a middle aged man, there was a
mixture of dignity and eagernesss which
betrayed en Almost constant strnggie be
tween pride and the energy of strong pas
sion. It is between the Age of thirty and
orty that the passions hAve- most empire
over os. -r At that period of life character
is completely formed j nd as "we well
know whet we- desire, so do we strive to
Attain our end with All the energy of a
perfect organization. - - :." . . :-'-
- Werter was a little more than nineteen
years old.1' He .was tall,.. (air and melan
choly I am persuaded that .love had re
real ed itself to the young student by the
intermediation of the 'musical sense, r I
had inore than oece watched him when
Ellen sang. ' ATaoii of fever Agitated him;
he "isolated himself in a corner of the
room, And there, In mute- ecstacy, the
poor boy inhaled the poison of love.
"The pretensions of Ellen's, two Admi
rers manifested themselves by attentions
of very different kinds, snd in which were
displayed their different natures, j The
baron Wought Mr. Muller tickets for eon
certs and theatres. Often at the dessert,
be. would send . for delicious Hungarian
wines, in which he drank the health of
the ladies, slightly inclining hi heAd to
Ellen, as if he would have SAid 1 bow
to you Alone. iWerter would, stealthily
place upon the piane A new ballad, or a
roiume of poetryViind when the.'-young
girl took It up, his (see flushed And bright
ened as if the" blood werehbout to burst
from iC'"Eneo smiled modeaUy, it ilhe
baron, or gracefully; . hanked the student;
hut she .seemed not to suspect that which
neither oftheni dAredlo tell her' ' ":
'AnVttenUve observer'of sit that passed
I did my utmost to read Ellen's heart, and
to decide as to the future chances of the
baron's or the 'student's loves.- She was
passionately; londj of; naratives of - ad ven
ture, and thanks to' the wandering life I
had led, I was able to gratify this taste.
I noticed that traits of generosity and no
ble devotioft produced an extraordinary
effect upon her. - Her eyes sparkled as
though she would fain have distinguished
through time "and space, the hero of a
noble -Actiou i then tears moistened her
hjeAUtifuI lAsheV.AS reflection recalled
her to the realities' of life. , I, Understood
that netthef theibaron nor Werter was
4he man to win her heert ; -"tney -were
neither bf them equal 1d her. ; Had I
been ten years younger, I . think'l . should
have been vain enough to enter the lists.
But Another person, whom none would
At first have taken for a person capable of
feeling end inspiring a strong pAsion,wAs
destined to carry off the prize. -
One night, that we were assembled in
the drawing room, , one "of the habitual
visitors . to- the house presented us to a
Jew, who had just arrived from Lemherg
and whom business' was to detain some
months At ViennA. ' la a few words, Mr,
Muller made the stranger; .acquainted
with the rules and customs of the hou
The Jew answered in monosyllables, as if
be disdained to expend more words end
. ... - .. . t
intelligence upon details so entirely tnA
terial. He .bowed politely to tbe ladies,
glanced smilingly at the furniture of the
room, round which he twice walked, as i(
in token of taking possession, and then
installed himself in an Arm chair. - This
pantomime , might have .been translated
thus : Here I am ; look At me once for
ell, snd then heed me no snore.", Mr.
Maltbus that was the Jew' name had
A decided limp in his gait ; he was ainan
of the middle height, and of. decent bear
ing? his hair was neglected ; but a
phrenologist weald rewl a world of things
in the magnificent development o
forehead. - . ...
The conversation became general,' Mr
Malthus spoke little, bat as soon as be
cpeoci hu rfttfutE, CVtrj-body was Allent.
..j- ..-r-'
Muller's room, where
hisitlHo pland.ll wasi
This sppArent deference proceeded as
much perhaps from desire to discover
bis weak points, as from ' politeness to
wards the new comer. '
Tbe Jew had one of those penetrating
and so do reus voices whose tones seem to
reach the very soul, Aod which impart to
words inflexions not less varied than the
forms of thought. He summed, tip the
discourse logically' And lucidly; bui it
twAS easy to see that out of conside ration
or nis inieriocuiuia, 110 tiauuiBu iiwi
putting forth his whole strength.
, The conversation was intentionally led
to religious, prejudice; at the first word
spoken on this subject, tbe Jew's counte
nance assumed a sublime expression.
He rose at once to the most elevated con-'
siderstions ; . it was' easy to see that bis
imagination found itself jo a familiar,
sphere. He wound op with- to pathetic
and' powerful a peroration that' Ellen,
yielding "to a sympathetic impulse, made
an abrupt movement towards him. : Their
two souls had met, and were destined
mutually to complete each other.' '
: JL ssid So myself, that Jew will be' El
len's husband. .- . '
j .Then I applied myself to observe him
more attentively- : When Mr-: Malthus
was not strongly moved And animated, he
was. bill au ordinary man J nevertheless,
by tbe expreaiiou, of ibis' eyes, which
seemed to look .within, himself, one could
discern thai he -was internally preoccu
pied with some of those lofty thoughts
identified ' with superior minds. ' Some
celebrated Authors were spoken of; he
remained silent. Baron von Noth leant
over towards nie and said in a low voice,
" I seems lhat our new acquaintance is
not literary.",; ... . ." "n
i I should be surprised at that," I re
plied, and what is mors I would lay a
wager that he is musical." -Tbe baron
drew back with a movement of vexation,
snd, as if to lest my sagacity he asked
Ellen to' Sing something. ( The amiable
girl begged him to excuse her, but with,
out putting forward, any of those small
pretexts which most young Ladies would
have invented on the instant. - Her moth
er's authority was needed to vanquish her
instinctive resistance. Her prelude testi
fied to some unwonted agitation; its first
notes roused the Jew from his reverie g
she soon recovered herself, and , her visi
ble emotion did but add a fresh charm to
tbe habitual expression of her singing: rrt
Suddenly she stopped short, declaring
that her memory failed, ... ,r,;i'...
Then, to our great astonishment, a rich
and. harmonious voice was beard, and El-
lea continued, accompanied by the finest
tenor" I ever heard in my life.-, ,
The baron bit his lips; Werter was
pale with surprises i he warmest . ap
plause followed the conclusion of the
beautiful duet, . . . ., . ,,'
! Maltbus had risen from his chair, and
seemed entirely under , tbe spell of bar
mony. He gave , some auvic 10 cneo.
who listened to mm with avidity; he even
made her repeat a passage, which she af
terwards sang with admirable expression.
He took her hand, almost with enthusissra
Md-eYclatmed,,l thankyou !-
Very .644. . indeed," aii( the baron
Poor Werter said nothing; but went and
sat himselfdown at the farther end of the
drawing room very pensively. . t
Mrs. Muller was radiant at her daugh
ter's success. As to Ellen she merely
said in a low voice : " - ''..'.
If I had instruction, 1 should perhaps
be able to make music." . ';'";' .1 ''';
" With your mother's -permission," re
joined Malthus,"! shall have pleasure in
sometimes Accompanying you.
.j Mrs. Muller cart a scrutinizing glance
at -the Jew, whose countenance,' .which
bsd resumed its habitual calmness, showed
nothing thst could excite her suspicions.
She nosed -that uch a jnArur as poC at
all dangerous,, end-Accepted his offer.
Malthus bowed with cold dignity doubt
less appreciating the motives of this con
fidence and Ellen struck a few notes,
to divert 'Attention from her embarasa-
ment. " "' " ' ' " "' '
The baron, who sought a vent for his
ill-humor, said to the young girl, pointing
to the Jew' stick' , :.'"" .
'If Anything should halt in the accom.
nanimenL there is whot will restore the
meuure." ; .: -r. . .
Ellen, rose, cast a look at the baron,
which meant, " One meets with people
like you every where," and left the room.
Malthus took up a newspnper And read
until we separsted for the night.
Tbe Jew led the regular life of a man
who knows the value of time. - He work
ed until noouVpaiJ or' received a few
visits, went upon tbe change about two
nVlock. then shut', himself on fn his
apartment and was visible to nobody, end
at nrecisely four o'clock entered Mr,
Ellen awaited him
piano. It was easy w seer -in m uc
. .1 1
daily assumed greater Ascendency over
the mind of bis pupitT whose progress- waa
rapid- l .: . , -
When Malthhs smiUd, ElWn's cnifrt-
ing countenance assumed an indescriba
ble expression of satisfaction, but as soon
as he relapsed into his habitual thought-'
fiil mood, the. poor girl's soul appeared
suspended in a systematic medium ; she
. saw nothing, answered nobody in a word,
she instinctively assimilated herself to the
mysterious- being whose influence
erned her. - When Malthus leaned on bisi
cane in walking, EUen seemed 'to say,
My arm would support him so well." ' i
The Jew, however, did not limp disa
greeably; the left leg was well formed,
end his symmetrical figure showed this
disturb Ance in its harmony to have been
the result of an accident.' He had the ap
pearance of having long become recon
ciled to his infirmity, like' a soldier who
considers his wounds a glorious evidence
of his devotion to his country. " ;
I hsd more than once' felt tempted to
Ask Malthus the history of his lameness ;
but he eluded with so much care every
Approach to the subject, that I deemed
myself obliged to respect his secret.
Two months passed thus, snd I had an
opportunity of appreciating all the right
mindedness, generosity and enlightenment
that dwelt in the accessible part of that
extraordinary Soul. T In the presence of
this dangerous fival, who triumphed with
out a struggle, the baron .became almost
tender,. - His self-love suffered cruelly to
see preferred to him a lame merchant,
with A fine voice, lie sometimes attempt
ed to quiz him ; but Malthus confounded
him so completely by the aptness of tbe
retorts, thst the laughs were never on the
side of the barony :.'! t : -
One night that the family party were
assembled, Wgrter appproached Mr. Mul
ler with a suppliant sir, and delivered to
him a letter from his. father. .'The poor
young man's agitation made me suspect
that the letter contained a proposal. " Mr.
Muller read it with Attention And handed
it to his wife, who rapidly glanced over
it and casta scrutinizing glance at her
daughter, to make sure whether or no she
was forewarned of this step. ' A molh.u''s
pride is Always flattered under such cir
cumstances, and the first impulse is gen.
erally fa orable to the man who has sin
gled but the object of her dearest affeo
tions ; but the second thought is one of
prudence; a separation, the many risks
of the future, soon check the instincUve
satisfaction of the maternal heart, an t a
thousand motives concur to arresf the de
sired consent.,. " . ;" .; . ...." .
- "It were well,'.' she said, '. first to know
what Ellen thinks." 1 :
r The words" were like a ray of light to
the poor girl, whose countenance express
ed the utmost surprise,
Besides,, be . is' very young," added
Mrs. Muller, loud enough for the baron
tohear.'-lf'-;-: K' n a:;, ,
.' Werter a position was painful ; he
stammered a few words, became embar
'assed, And abruptly left the room. ;
"'fA mere child," quoth the baron, "who
:should be sent back to his books." " ' ,"'
. .' Malthus who had observed all that had
-passed, jested his two hands upon bis
stick, snd warmly defended the student
"It cannot be denied," he said, in con.
elusion, u that the young man's choice
.'pleads in his favor and his embarassment
which, at that age, 'is not unbecoming,
proves, in -my opinion, that,' whilst :aspi-j
ring to so great a nappiness, be has sutn
. cient modesty to admit himself unworthy
Of it." i -. ::. -. .:
:slf A declaration were a sufficient proof,
of merit," interrupted the councellor, I
' know one man who would not "hesitate."
And who is that ?" inquired Mrs.
r Muller, with ill concealed curiosity.
- '"Myself inadam," replied the councel
lor "Baron von Noth," '
By tiie way in which this was spoken,
the dissylsble "tnyulf," appeared length'
ened by the importance of the personage,
" "At my age men do not change," con
tinued the baron J and the present is a
guarantee for the future." ' : J
Ellen was really to be pitied. ' When
. Malthus thus took Werter's part, I saw
that she was on the point of fainting.
Her countenance naturally so gentle, was
. overshadowed by an expression of vexa
tion and displeasure. . She bad taken the
Jew's benevolent defence of the student
for a mark of indifference. ' Whilst still
tinder the influence of this painful im
pression, the Baron's declaration came
.... .
to add lo her agitation ; she cast a re
proachful glance at Malthus, sank hack
in her chair, end swooned . swsy: The
Jew sprang forward, took her in his arms
laid her on a sofa, and knelt down' beside
"You have not understood me, then?"
he exclaimed
Ellen opened her eyes and beheld at
her feet the man whom her heart bad se-
lected : and absorbed in her passion, un
conscious of the presence Jof those who
tnod around, she murmured in a feeble
-....- v ; '
"Yours ! . Yours alonel ever yoursT
"SieJ said Malthus to Mr, Muller,
-tint proposal comes rather' lde : but
hope you will be so good as to take it into
consideration."'' v ' '.'" ,
In the Jew's manner there was the
dignity of a man in a position to dictate
conditions.' Ellen bad recovered herself.
As to Mr. Muller there had not been
time for bis habitual phlegm to become
; but his wife could not restrain
smile at this dramatic complication,
whose denouement remained in suspense.
"Mr. Y.," snid ''she to me, somewhAt
maliciously, "do you feel the effect of
example?"1- ' r ' '
"Perhaps I might have been unable to
resist," I replied, "bad not Mr. Mathus
declared himself before me." -. '' --. .
Ellen blushed, And the Jew pressed my
hsnd: Just -then Werter reentered the
room, pale and downcast, as A man whe
comes to hesr sentence passed upon him.
There was a profound silence, which
lasted several minutes, or at least seemed
to me to be so. At last' Mr; Muller broke
"Gentlemen," he said, "I am much
flattered bv the honor1 you have done
me" " ' ' '
He paused, and seemed to be recalling
past events' to ' his mind: During this
short silence, Werter gazed At us in turn
with au air of astonishment, and I doubt
not that he included me in the number of
bis rivals, ' ; ' ,; : ' .- -
"I have something to tell you," con
tinued Mr. Muller, "which will perhaps
modify your present intentions. About
ten years Ago I had to visit Berlin, where
my father bad just died. - The winding
up of his affairs proved complicated and
troublesome, and I was obliged to place
my interests in the hands of a Iswyef,
who hsd been represented to me as ex
tremely skillful. The business' At last
settled, I ' found myself entitled to about
forty thousand florins, which I proposed
to embark in trade. ' I was happily mar
ried, and Ellen was seven years old. Our
little fortune had" been greatly impaired
by A succession of losses, for which this
inheritance would compensate. ' ;: '"-
"One day I went to my lawyer to re
ceive the money. He had disappeared,
taking it with hi ml ' Despair took pos
session of me ; I dared not impart the
fatal news to my wife, and I confess it
with shame, I determined on suicide
All that day, I rambled about the country,
and At nightfall I Approached the banks
of the Spree, climbfng upon the parapet
of a high bridge, I gazed with gloomy
delisht into the dark waters that rolled
beneath. ' On my knees upon the stone.
1 offered up a short but fervent prayer
to Him rho wounds and heals: I com
mended my wife and daughter to His
mercy, aiitkprecipitated myself from the
bridge. I was struggling instinctively
against death, when I felt myself seized
by a vigorous arm. A man swam near
me. and. drew me towards the shore,
which we both reached.
It was so dark lhat I could not distin.
guish the features of my preserver. But
ibe tones of bis voice made an impression
on me which has not yet been effaced,
and 1 have met out one man wnose voice
has. reminded me of the generous un
known. He compelled me to go home
itli him, questioned ' me as to my mo
tives for so desperate an act, and to my
extreme astonishment, handed me a port
folio containing forty thousand florins on
the condition that I should take no steps
to find him o'uL ' I entreated him to ao'
cent mv marriage rins, at the sight
r e J . o -
which I promised to repay the loan,
soon as it should be possible for me to
so. He look the ring, and I left him, my
heart brimful of gratitude. " -
I will not attempt to describe to you
the joy with which I once more embraced
my wife and daughter. God alone can
repay my benefactor all the good he did
us. I arranged my Affairs, And we set
out for Vienna, where I formed this es
tablishment, of which I cannot consider
myself more' than the temporary posses
sor. You perceive, gentlemen, that El
len has no dowry to expect, and we' may
at any moment be reduced to a very pre
carious position. '- - " '' :-'
Ellen's face was hidden by her hands.
When Mr. Muller ceased speaking, we
still listened." Presently the - Jew broke
silence. ' ' ' ! ' '
" I have a little." he said, "to add
your naration ; the man who was so for
tunate as to render you a service, re
mained a cripple' for the rest of his days,
When he plunged into the Spree he struck
against a stone, and since then he limps,
as you perceive." '
We were all motionless with surprise
Then Malthus "drew a ring from his fin.
cer and handed it to Mr. Muller. The
countenance of the latter, generally
cold in its expression, was extraordinari
ly agitated; tears started to his eyes,
and he threw himslf into his preserver's
arm - .
"All lhat I possess belongs lo you V
cried, "and I have the happiness to in form
you that your capital his doubled." .-
' - "Of all that you possess," replied Mai-
thus, " ( ask but one thing to which I
have no right," .,:,.(,. ...
The worthy German took the hand of
bis daughter, who trembled, with surprise
. and haoDiness. and niacins it in that of
rr - l . . ,
the Jew V."i--.f s u'- ;:-,.'.
; " Sir,'.', said he addressing himself io
me," you have seen Jlhe rorld, And you
Are disinterested in tais queetioivdor yxw
. think that I could do better V ' '1 -;
The late meeting of the Ohio Pho
netic' Associstion At CineinuAii hv shown
that the Phonetre Reform is fast gaining
ground. President Andrews, of KeByon
Conege," waa- chosen President of , the
Association for the coming yeAr, And his
high Appreciation of the work is mani
fested by the following letter of Accept
Ance written by him. The Typ of tiu
Ihnet, published in Cincinnati, by Long
ley Bros, in which the letter appears has
now for some years Ably supported the
Phonetic movement And in a good speci
men of a-' first class Phonetie weekly
newspaper, which should be in the hands
of every friend of Education And of
Progress. The letter is Addressed , to
Mr. Royee, the StAte Agent of the Asso
ciAtion,who is well known to many of
the teachers and educAtional bosrds o
this County. ' . -.-. 1 ; -,,
-Guuia. Jau U 185S.
Friiho Rorcx : Your fsvor of the
3 1 st ult. came duly to h And. , c
, I was much surprised At the unex
pected Announcement that I had been
elected President of the Ohio Phonetie
Association. I would very much hAve
preferred that some more Active And de
serving friend of the . cause , hsd been
elected to th At position.
As it is however, I very cheerfully
Accept the unexpected honor. 1 ';' '
The more I reflect upon the causc in
which you Are soself-denyingly engaged,
the more Ami I convinced of its import
knee. And of Its ultimate triumph-
think the time hAS ' fully :eome, when
Phonetic print should be introduced Into
All the" primary schools of the State..
Truly Yours, Loris Atoaaws.'
;,.:-;...- .. ,: ,;
- Yalub op A-MaJiuscAijpT. The orig
inal manuscript , of Gray's Elegy was
lately sold At Auction in London. .. There
was. really a scene ".in the Auction
room. ImAgine a strAnger entering in
the midst of a sale of some rusty-looking
old books, i . The auctioneer produces two
small half-sbeets of paper, torn, and mu
tilated. I.He call it " most interesting
article,'. And apol'rgizes for its condition.
Pickering bids ten pounds ! . Boyd, Foss,
Hohun, Holloway, and some few ama
tours, quietly remark twelve, fifteen,
twenty-five, thirty, and so on, till there
is a psuse At sixty -three pounds! Tbe
- hammer strikes. "Hald!" says Mr, Foss.
fit is mine,", says the Amateur. "Ho,
hid sixtr-five in time.' ' "Then I bid sev
enty." .fSsventy-five," says Mr. Foss;
and fives are repeated again, until the two
bits of paper are knocked down, amid
great cheer, to. Payne & Foss, for one
hundred pounds sterling!,,. On tbe bits
of paper are written the first draft
Elegy in a Country. Church-Yard, by
Thomas Gray, .including five verses
evhmli were omitted in publication, and
with the poets interlineations, certainly
. an "interesting article" several persons
supposed it would call for a ten pound
-whan even twenty. A single
1 r
volume, with "WT .Shakspeare" on the
fly-leaf, produced, sixty years ago, a bun-
dred guineas j but probably, with that
mention, .no mere autograph, and no
single sheet of paper, ever produced the
sum of five hundred dollars.
''A mean looking chap limped into
tinner's shop the other c day, with one
knee tied up,' and inquired, " Do you
mend pans?" ''Yes," replied the fore
man. "Well, then, " said the inquirer.
"I wish you would be so kind as to mend
my kneepAn.' ' . - . .
i Baistm, in his lecture on the philoso
phy of humbug, illustrated one of his
grand divisions by referring to our min
ister to Spain. - He said oovvt was
humbug of the sky-rocket order.
bretchtt. The exAmple seemed so appro-
priate that it brought down the house.
"Do you go in for the Maine Liquor
LawI" . Why, pArtly ye Anil partly
no I goes for the luptor but not for the
Jaw." " ' ' ' ; - "" :'
A grocer's wife hirmg in a passion
thrown an inkstand at her husband And
.spattered him all over with the blAck
liquid, some Atrocious wretch declared
thst she hsd been engaged At the battle
of Ink-her man. - :; : --
Tha last conundrum reAda as follows:
"WhAt U the most difficult operation in
urgery 7 . AOS. laking tne
a woman " Li! clous'. . '. '' : . ' "
? Anal' Taking the ataoutofi
It is Astonishing how firm! certAin
words And. phnres become IncorporAted
in our vernacular, by tbe chance tenia;
of an anecdote, or anything of that -sort:
A very common metaphorical expression
is contained in the words, getting Iht
hiftg. It it of etirttaAi-Applicatioo ad
convenience, end ' became populac front
the diy of its " first appearance" in the
New Orleans Pieagun ten!) yeAT Age,
as the nub of a story of a Western gam.
bier on a steamboat who refused to refund
certain moneys fraudulently obtained,. al
though made fast to a piston rod of ma
chinery and compelled every second, al.
ternaiely to plunge forwArd And jump
backward, to prevent ia the one case his
bead being jerked off, and in the other,
his brains being dashed out, by the regu
lar, powerful stroked "Let me alone;
I'm jest getting th$ hang of the ma
chinery " be esclaimed, when it was de
mmnAfA M Wnn't vnn imt back moic."
1 - . j : j ;, ,
And so in law, politics, religion and mor
als, science and art, the "American peo
ple have been Grrroto tbs hasg, ever
aince. .
"JTot o dropmore, 'thout its rwtttened,"
is a household phrase in a part of Georgia
and Alabama. A man declines with it,
to renew a game of cards at which he
has been unsuccessful a rustic express
es, by the'elegsnt periphasis, his deter.
mination to" drop the acquaintance of
aome cruel beauty the little "politician
vows, in these terms, to abstain, in fa
ture, from some particular course which
has proved ' unprofitable;' and io: on,
through a thousand phases and cases of
commonplace life, it answers its purpose
of a playful, but decided negation or de
clension for the party' using it. ' In' fact,
it is a rather liberal rendering of the
Shakspearian So wwrt of. lhat, Eat,
thou Umtt though used mostly by
those who never read Shakspeare. -
We believe that oof friend, Col. K
L. Haralson, ' formerly of Georgia, en
titled to the credit of the story out out
of which grew the- expression.: He tells
it about thus : -rr? z
Twenty years ago, it waa the custom
in North Western " Georgia, . as indeed it
was throughout the South-West, for dry
goods dealers to keep a barrel . of "sper.
rets" in tbe back, room, And to "treat"
liberal customers to a glass wbenever.de-
sired-! iFillensdt Dewberry were such
dealers in one of the mall .towns of the
region indicated ; and they had for a cus
tomer a devev rollicking, old fellow
named Joe Denny, who. drank whisky in
preference to water, ulnay. And -whose
wife was "flesh of , bis flesh,', in that "par-
ticular. Tbe old eouple would come to
town, trade quite freely, And .quite as
freely imbibe the spirits in the bsck room
of the dealers wo have named.
.. On one' occasion, both, tbe old man
and old woman continued their potations
inordinately;, and as Fijleos observed his
goods went better the drunker the old wo
man, he pressed her to drink. At last
she refused, unless, "he would sweeten
it with a little store sugar." The amia
ble shop-keeper indulged her, and .'when
the old people started borne late ia the
evening, the old man could barely mount
bis horse. And the gude wife had actually
m ha lifted and. placed on the pillion be
hind him. Happily ahe leaned one way,
and her husband the other ; so the gray.
itating point was between them nd as
she clung to him instinctively, they passed
out ot the village safely. Before react
ing their home, however, they had to
cross a small creek, and when their horse
stopped in it to drinki the old lady hav
ing reached unconsciousness,' released
her hold, end quietly lapsed into the
stream below. Occupied with his own
thoughts, the old man' did not perceive
his loss, but jogged slowly homeward.
Arriving there, his children inquired
anxiously for ."mammy," but the old man
could only say that she had been "on the
critter and the critter hadn't hided up
nary time, so he couldn't say whar she
might be!" and threw himself; stupid,
on a bed. Girls end boys flew Along the
road the old men had come, yelling matn-
. f wiu mek! as they went: but of,
course no mammy responded. When
they Arrived At the ereek, the oldest girl
shouted, "yonder ' she is, A-sittin' down
in tha creek !" And there she wsi com
fortably seated io the wAier, which came
up nearly to her mouth.- As she swayed
back and forth, niw yielding lo the im
petuosity of the stream, and now resisting
it with some success, the muddy fluid
would wet her lips, and eaeh time it did
so, she would faintly exclaim with s grim
(Tnrt if emit r' ' ,
.-Jbl drop more, Jfr. 'fOm. 'thout
Aol it is to this romantic little incident
in the life of the . venerable Mre, q(
! nny, that we are iBdetje fof une or,
"at mjst n-pulat y.qu4 phraseAt
' li;a mft- tri IriitL Tr.J.1
. . L - - - fc-.-t j v
i life is enly a pVtlaJe toeicru'ty '--.WtS.
For the Farmer.
Kotwithstaading the . low Jriest fif-YOoJ,:
uc lu poa year, 11 seems use uie triAaav
ulactureol woolen goods ui .thin, pnn-j
jrj. itij yyy dfgraaieffidioi. n't.;
most if jiot sJlof the. mAnuActories
broAdcJotha Are now suspended, owsicj
to. the reduced prices of cloths, saused
by . the depression of. wsges in. Zurejye,
And the very lAisimpQrUtioAt of wepbo
en goods into this country tie jast.sA-
Poliiical economists Are busying them-j
selves to devise measnres . for the relief
of our woolen manufactures. And V PJ,
teet wool growers from these flucuaiions 4
of prices, that are so injurious, to5 any
branch of. production as wejl aa, rnanxt
fActuraw How this can best be done js t
question that seems to. admit of as mAt,',
different AnswerA as there Are- diffeiy- j,
classes of politioians. n The AdvocAte fjjj
free trade says, allow the manitnr?
to import foreign wool free of duty ax(.,
it will enable them to compete with t,,
foreign, manufacturers. And, place thoy
business on a firm bAsis, so as ; to create,
steady And feirdemand forovdomjs
tic wools. The advocate fo'pro'so
tion," on the . other hand, says, insrease;
the. tAiiff on woolen good as well as wjJ
imported .from AbroAd, ao thebj,cj
reetly foster American woil. growing ja;
well as msaufActanng. ,--::. La
. . .We shall not attempt to discuss either
of these propositions, as it would lead to
a' wider rAnge of eontroversj JhAnour
columns , would Admits . W cah. only
say, as is well known, thAt the tendency
of our goyeniment And the principAl,"gov
ernment of Europe, is towAi free
Although we "Relieve that the majoritT.f
our wool growers and woolen,, msausc
turers hAve contended that thev uitereftA
would .be promoted J.ihe. ?ppOAjtsyj
te m.
! - L' V a ft
.We noJce, however,. U At, Judge. Ef
win. An .extensive wool grower ot Wes
tern, FennsjIvAn,TiA leeeatyWi
ed a fetter to a wool deaferin New YriE.
.in favor of the repeAl. of all dotfe o'o,r
l eign wools. And stating that he hasd
- yiaed the .preeeitAtiyeA jC lp disjget
in Congress, to vote in favor of roeh, re-
; peaL The following extrac contAnia the)
substsne of his Argument j,. 9. j
, "flf thej. mAAufACtuTerreeeivet a mod-
, erate protection by dnty ;on the foreign
, fabric, sndj is. not bartheced by a tax
the jaw mAteriAlaWeAy'reAacaAlily -r
hope that AjnerieAn jeaergy and perAe-
rerance will enable him. to. compete, sne
eessfullywithhis foreign wool,! Tbjs re
sult will riMessarilytreAte.. A AteAdj j4e
.mAnd for wool j And as increAsed socasa .
shAll enlarge mAPufactttring- operatiojiA,
: we may hope thAt the Increased demand
- wul enhancA the price. .:.FlunctAtionA.
will be less frequent, and Ihe .eeilaia
though H may be moderater-profiJi wi3
. satisfy the wool grower. d CAUSfi kiia
topersevrA..iaabusbesAwhich..Jb5 it
bow so Aften tempted to.AdAndon, !-
: L The district in which the writer of tbi
letter Jives, is ens of. the "largesl, wool
, growing regions in. the country, asd such
Ad expreaoion ;from a leading, eultivAtor
of the staple one too, who hA hitherto
favored the duty en foreign jrool-is of
some importance to the trade. ;. Its effect
.will probAbly be to,..ACComplisb, ftftre
movAl of tbe duty. ; -: ; a .xcaiw
Wressea Ciaca ttocA. a.j ? previ
iCietenedn J iMU to the l)iitt . . '
j . T . - A tW .
We have received, from, L. F, Alien.
Esq a prospectus for a second volume of
the Ameriesn Herd Book, which be. pro
poses to publish: in A short, time, if the
"Short Horn breeders come forward ia
. sufficient numbers to patronise the work.
. by furnishing pedigrees of their stock
And subscribing for the book to a suffic
ient extent to warrant the expense of h
publication." Mr. A. has" been induced
to make this proposition, by the esniest
solicitations of owners And breeders of
Short Horns At the Springfield CAttle
Show And elsewhere ; but hsnng lest
money by the publicAtion of the first vol
nme, (in 1 846,) he is not disposed, to ua
dertske a second, without 'such a gUAT
Antee of " material aid " as will At lAst
save him from pecuniary lose. - We re
gret that we did not reeeive his circulAT
in time to give it a full insertion in this
"paper..; Hi terms are :"a recording fee
of oO cents for each animal whose pedi.
gee is inserted, to be remitted ia advance
with the pedigeesand 95 per copy for
" the book. . Those' wishing to insert pod
igees or subscribe for the work, are n
. ..'... . - ..
quested to nouiy Mr. Alien ey teoer.
Vtw'on the'fbrenead 'Qte's reverence
-i l -.-
fof the 1,1 m tb,e shaeS, thM
tho d ' jrapressed with the besaty
nftS one : but A kiss ImDrinted on
1 " - - TTi w .
I the fps siows love.

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