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BABIE BELL. The poser of a little Life that was but three
Aprils long. BY T. R. ALDRICH.
yea not Bears the poet tell
How came the dainty BaMe Bell
Into this world of oars 1
Ttss gates f heaven were left ajar :
With foiled hards an J dreamy. eyes
Kte wanderad oat of Paradise !
Fh taw this panet, like (tar, .
Hong in the depth of purple even
Its Bridges, running to and fro.
O'er Wch the white-winged seranhs go.
Bearing Uie holy dead to heaven !
She touched a bridge of flowers those feet,
fta light they did not bend the bells
Q' tw celestial asphodels !
They tail like dew npon the flowers !
And all the air grew strangely sweet ! ;
And Uras came dainty Bah ie Belt
. Into this world of oars !
She came and brought delicious May I
The mallows built beneath the eaves ;
Like sunbeams la and out the leaves.
The robins went, the live-long day :
The Bly swans Us noiseless bell.
And o'er the porch the trembling vine
Secsaed bursting with its veins of wine !
O. earth was tut of pleasant smell, -When
came the dainty Babie Bell -
Into this world of oars !
O Babie, dainty Babie BeR
How fair she grew from day to day !
What woman nature filled her eyes.
What poetry within thorn lay !.
Those deep and tender twUight eyes.
So full of meaning pure and bright.
As if she yet stood in the light
Of those oped gates of Paradise !
And ire loved Babie more and more :
O never in oar hearts before
Sack holy love was born ;
We felt we had a link between ,
This real world and that unseen .
The land af deathless mora !
And for the love of those dear eyes,
Wot love of her whom God led forth
The mother's being ceased on earth
When Babie came from Paradise !
Tor love of him sho smote oar lives.
And woke the chords of joy and pain.
We said, "8w.et Christ V our hearts bent down,
lake violets aftfr rain !
And now the orchards whiih were once .
.. All white and rosy iu their bloom
Fininr the crystal hrart of air
With gentle pulses of perfume
Were thick with yellow juicy fruit ;
The plums were globes of honey rare,
And soft-cheeked peaches blush'd and fell !
The grapes were purpling in the grange ;
And Time wrought just as rich a change
In little Babie Bell !
Her petit form more perfect grew, .
And in bar features we oould trace.
In softened curves, her mother's lace :
' Her angel nature riened tco.
We thought her lovely when she came.
But aha was holy, sainted now ,
Around her pale and lofty brow ''
We thought we saw a ring of Same !
Sometimes she said a few stracge words.
Whose meanings lay beyond our reach :
Ood's hand had taken awsy the seal
- ' Which held the portals of her speech !
. She never was a child to us ;
We sever held her being's key I
- We could not teach her holy things :
.' She was Christ'! self in purity 1
It came apoB us by degrees :
Wc saw iu shadow ere it fell.
The knowledge that oar God had sent
-. His messenger for Babie Bell !
We shuddered with Bnlanguagcd pain, -And
all our thought ran into tears !
Asm ail our hopes were changed to fears
' The sunshine into dismal rain !
Alood we cried in oar belief ;
" 0, smite us gently, gently, God !
Teach us to bend and kiss the rod,
. And perfect grow through grief !
Ah, how wc loved her, God can tell ; '
Her little heart was cased in ours
' They're broken culrr.'s Babie Bell !
At last he came, the messenger.
The messenger from unseen lands .
And what did dainty Babie Bell ?
She only crossed her little hands I
Sfa only looked more meek and fair !
We parted back her silken hair ;
" We laid some buds upon her brow
Death's bride arrayed in flowers !
' And thus went dainty Babie Bell
- Out of this world of ours !
THE SOLDIER'S VOW.
A TRUE TALE.
One beautiful Indian Summei day, in
the autumn of 1844, a stranger appear
ed in. the streets of Hanover, N. H.,
whose garb bespoke the utmost poverty
and destitution. As he staggered along
he was surrounded by a ciowd of village
boys, who amused themselves by insult
ing him with coarse jests and personal
. indignities. Ho bore their abuse with
exemplary patience, aud begged them
to wait till he felt a little better and he
would sing them a fine song. His voice
was thick with unnatural excess, and he
was too weak to protect himself from
the rade jostlings of the crowd, yet he
smiled on the tormentors, ard exhibited
no other sense of his helpless and forlorn
condition than a !ook of grief and shame,
which despite his efforts and smiles,
would occasionally overspread his coun
tenance. Late in the afternoon, the writer, tnen
a student, passed him in company with
a friend, when our attention was arrest
ed bv a voice of unusual musical power
and beauty, sing"ng the favorite national
air of France, La Parislenne. As be
proceeded, a great number of students
irom the college gathered around him,
and at the conclusion an involuntary
expression of delight broke from the en
tire mass. He was enthusiastically en
cored, and afterward, the Marseillaise
called for. The same rich, clear voice
rang out that wild melody in the very
words which ar went. to arouse the
spirit of the French roldiei to frenzy.-
The admiration of the poor inebriate's!
auditory was now raised to the highest
pitch. Despite his tattered and filthy
garments, his squalid beard and briin
iess hat, now that the fume of liquor had
subsided, hw form appeared symmetri
cal and manly ; and Ms face, "lowing
with the sentiments of the patriotic song,
and flushed vuh excitement at the un
expected praise he was winning, assum
ed an expression of intelligence and joy
that beautifully set off his really fiirj
. What and who is this stranger V was
the universal inquiry.
His singing is incomparable, and his
English and French are faultless.'
Yes,' said he, dropping his eyes, ' I
cau give you German, or Spanish, or
Italian, as well, or Latin and Greek eith
er, he added carelessly.
In reply to the many questions that
were showered upon him with the coin
he so much needed, he at length said,
in a sad tone, and slow'y endeavoring to
push his way throught the crowd :
'Gentlemen, I am a poor vagabond,
entirely unworthy your kind sympathy.
Leave me to rags and wretchedness, to
go on my way.
Our curiosity was to much excited to
allow this, and, amid loud cheers, we
escorted him to a room, where he was
furnished with water and good clothes,
and the barber's art put in requisition,
and after an incredibly short time, he
reappeared Jipon the college steps, smi
ling and bowing gracefully, a man of as
fine appearance and noble hearing as
eyes ever beheld. The delight of the
crowd, at this transformation, was in
tense,' and repeated shouts rent the air :
' Give us La Parislenne' echoed from
all sides, and as soon as a silence could
be obtained again, that clear rich voice
uttered thsse inspiring words :
Puple Fraccais, people dc braves.
La Liberte rouvre se bras.
He was then conducted to the spacious
chapel, and there he held an audience
of one thousand persons spell- bound for
two hours, by one of the most interesting
autibiojTauhies that it was ever our lot
to hear. ' " "
Born in Paris, of wealthy parents, he
had in early life been thoroughly educa
ted at the. University of Wirtemberg,
and received the Master's degree. - He
soon after joined the fortunes of Napo
leon, and with the rank of lieutenant, he
was with birr, during all bis campaigns in
Egypt, in Italy, in Austria, in Russia,
and at Waterloo.
ITis account of scenes in these battles,
and Lis description of places and cities,
were expressed in choice and graphic
terms, and on being compared with his
tory, were found to correspond in every
particular. He related many unwritten
and . curious incidents iu the life of Na
poleon, which had come under his ob
servation, and finally closed with a
touching account of his own career after
the oattle of Waterloo. In the terrible
route that followed that memorable
event, his detachment was chased by a
body of Prussian huzzars, and, becom
ing scattered in the night, he wandered
for three days and nights in the woods
and by places without food or drink.
. The chase being at length given over,
the poor Frenchman sat down weary
and sick with his wounds, and ready to
die by the roadside. A humane Dutch
girl, discovering him in this situation,
brought him refreshments and cordials,
and among the latter a flask of the best
' Here,' said. the old soldier, was the
beginning of my woes. That angel of
mercy, with the best of motives, brought
me, in that flask, a deadly foe, which
was to prove more potent for evil to me
than all the burning toils of the Egypt
ian campaign, or the intolerable frosts
and snows of the Russias more fatal
than the cannon of 73 battles which
kindled in me a thirst more insatiable
than that which forced me to open my
veins on the desert sands of the East.
Till that day I had never tasted strong
drink. I had uttered a vow in my youth
to abstain from it, aud to that vow T
owed my life. For not one of all my
comrades who indulged in the use of it,
survived the horrois of ihe Evptian cam -
' But as I lay in anguish, longing for
death, and momentarily expecting his
approach, a sweet face appeared to me,
wearing an expression of deep pity and
sympathy for my sufferings, and I could
but accept, without inquiry, whatever
she gave. She gently raised my head
and wiped, with her handkerchief, the
dampness of my brow, and administered
the cordial to my lips
It relieved me
I looked around, my eourage, my lave
of life returned. I poured forth my
gratitude in burning words, and called
down the blessings of Heaven. Ignorant
of what it was that so suddenly inspired
me, as soon as my spirits flagged I cal
led for more. I drank again and again;
for three weeks her loved voice soothed
me, and litr kind hand administered to
As soon as my strength was sufficient
ly recovered, fearing that some enemy
might still be lurking near, I bade her
adieu with many thanks and tears, sought
the sea side, and embarked as a common
sailor on the first vessel that offered, and
have followed the sea ever since. My
fatal thirst has ever accompanied and
cursed me, in port and on deck this foe has
debased me, ami kcptiuc from nil chance
of promotion. . Oh, how often have I, in
the depths of my heart, wished I had
died on the field of Waterloo, or breath
ed out my life in the arms of my gentle
preserver. Six weeks ago I was wreck
ed in the packet ship Clyde, off the coast
of New Brunswick. I have wandered
on foot through Canada and New Hamp
shire, singing for a few pennies, or beg
ging for bread, till I met your sympathy
to-day. How do these college walls,
and this noble band of students recall
to recollection tho scenes of - former
The emotion of the stranger for a mo
ment overcame his voice, and when he
resumed the t ars were still coursing
each other down his checks.'
I know not why God should direct
my steps hither ; but gentlemen, this
is the beginning of a new life in me, and
here in His presence, and in that of these
witnesses, I swear, as I .hope to meet
you in Heaven, never to taste a drop of
alcohol in any form again.'
Prolonged and deafening cheers fol
lowed these words, and I noticed many
a moist eye. A collection was immedi
ately made, and more than fifty dollars
was put in his hands. As he ascended
to the coach to take his departure, he
turned to the excited multitude that sur
rounded him, and said :
'It is but justice that you should
know my name. - I am Lieutenant Lan
nes, a newphew of the great Marshall
Lannes. May God bless you all fare
well ! ' .
As these youths thoughtfully returned
tolh.-ir accustomed pursuits not a few
resolved ia thir daepoBt souls that tem
perance and virtue should ever mark
their character, and that the soldier's
vow should be theirs.
HISTORY OF THE CORSET.
The corset had its origin in Italy, and
was introduced from that country into
France by Catharine de Medicis ; Mary
S.uard and Diane dc Poitiers did not,
however, follow the fashion, but it was
at once admitted by all the ladies of the
French court that it was indispensable to
the beauty of the female figure, and was,
therefore, adopted by them. The corset
was, however, in those days in its infan
cy, and it assumed, mere of the rough
character of a knight's cuirass. - The
frame was entirely formed of iron, and
the velvet which decorated the exterior
hid a frightful and cumbersome machine.
This state of things, so detrimental to
health, and the cause of so much per
sona inconvenience, not to say torture,
could not last long ; and the artizans of
those days contrived to give more plia
bility and lightness to the metal, and pre
pared the way by degrees for whalebone.
But as reformers are always slow, the
cold iron continued to clasp the warm
hearts of the fair wearers lor a long time
in its embrace, and even contrives to ex
ist to the present day under the name of
buc and who can blame its pertinacity?
The corset found favor in the eyes of
of Louis XIV. - In the following reign,
however, the corset was thrcatned with
banishment from toilet. Fashion took a ,
rural and simple turn, and was almost
guided by the taste of the painter of the
day, Boucher, in whose pictures many
of the court celebrities figured as shepard
and shepherdesses. Rut when the pain
ters departed, fashion returned to the
eccentricities of former times. During
the Revolution the corset was again for
gotin, and under the Directory it was
completely interdicted by the fashionable
world. The belles of the day took a
classic turn, and aped the Roman dress
the totra, sandal, &c. The empire de
i thronged the classic fashion, but without
1 takinj the corset in favor. High waists
were in favor, and la mode reelled in a
tate certainly the reverse of prudery.
Everything has its day and its fall, and
with the fall of the empire fell also the
waist; and then eame, which since that
time has continued uninterruptedly in fa
vor. London Court Journal.
Vkkt Ukgalaakt. An old-fashioned
naval captain stood up to go through a
;j country dance, with a very fine lady,
who was shacked to observe that ha
huge and warm hands were not covered
accordiug to etiqut lie. " Captaiu," said
his fair partner," ' you have not got
your gloves on." " Oh, never mind,
m t'am !" answered the commander,
" nevermind, I can wash my hand when
THE SIOUX WARRIOR'S RACE FOR
During the Summer of 18 , soon af
ter ihe difficulties with the Winnebago
Indians had been amicably adjusted by
a visit of one of their chiefs to Washing
ton accomplished by Governor Cass, a
Sioux Indian, while out hunting by the
nicuih of the Root river, shot and scalp
ed a Winnebago, which act he attempt
ed to justify by saying that the Winne
bago had wrapped around his person
the blanket of an Indian who, a short
time previous had murdered his brother.
The Winnebagocs became indignant at
the act, and two thousand of them as
sembled at Fort Crawford, and demand
ed of Col. Taylor the procurement and
surrender of the murderer.
The officers of the fort, apprehensive
that difficulties might arise with this
factious tribe, if their demands were un
attended to, concluded to make an effort
to obtain the murderer. A ccordingly an
officer was despatched to demand him of
the Sioux nation, who immediately gave
him up, an i he was brought down the
river and confined at Fort Crawford.
Soon alter his arrival at the fcrt, Ihe
Winnebairoes again asserr.bled and insist-
ed upon an unconditional sunender of
the prisoner to them, which Col. Taylor
relused to make, but dispatched Lieut. 11.
and Dr. Eluise, the surgeon of 'he gar
rison, to have a talk with them upon the
subject. At length Lieut. 'II.. proposed
that the Indian should have, a chance
for his life in the following manner :
Two weeks from that lime he was to
he led out upon the prairie, and in a line
with him ten paces off, was to be placed
on his right and left, twelve of Ihe most
expert runners of the Winnebago nation,
each armed with a tomahawk and a scalp
At the tap pf the drum the Sioux
should be free to start for the home of
his tribe, and the Winnebagoes free to
pursue, and capture and scalp him if
To this proposal the Winnebagoes ac
ceded al once, and seemed much pleas
el wiili tho anticipation of jjreat sport, its
well as an easy conquest of the prisoner,
whobe confinement in the garrison during
two weeks they believed would prostrate
whatever running qualities he possessed.
Their best runners were immediately
brought in, and trained every day in full
sight of the fort. Lieut. R. who had
warmly enlisted in the cause of the Sioux,
determined to have his Indian in the best
possible trim. Accordingly Eluise tock
him in charge prescribing his diet, regu
lating his hours of repose, and directing
the rubbing of his body with flesh brush
es immediately befoie he went on parade
ground to perform his morning and eve
uing trainings. In fact so carefully was
he trained and fitted for the race (f life
and death that he was limed upon the
parade ground the fourth day before the
race, and performed Ihe astonishing feat
of forty-one miles in two hours apparent
ly without fatigue.
The day at length arrived. Thou
sands of Indians, French, Americans and
others had assembled to witness the scene,
In fact, it was regaided as a gala-day
by all except the avenger of his brother
Sioux. Lieut. R. on the part of Ihe pris
cner, and the celebrated war chiefs War-
kon-shutes-kee and Pine Top, on the part
of the Winnebagoes, superintended the
arrangement of the parties on the ground.
The point agreed upon for starting was
upon the prairie, a little to the North of
Prairie du Chien, and a few rods from
the residences then occupied by Judge
Lockwood, while the race course ran
along Nine Mile Pra'rie, streclhing to the
North and skirting the shore of the Mis
sissippi. The Sioux appeared on the
ground, accompanied by a guard of soldiers
who were followed by twenty-four
antagonists, marching in Indian Cle, naked
with the exception of the Indian breech-
let. Their ribs were painted white, while
their breasts were adorned with a num
ber of hciroglyphical paintings. Across
the face alternate stripes of black and
white were painted in parallel lines, ex
tending from the chin to tho forehead.
The hair was platted into numerous
thongs, fringed with bells, and tasseled
with a red or white feather, while iheir
moccasins were corded lightly around
ihe hollow of the foot, as well as around
the ancle, with the sinews of the deer.
' In the right hand each carried a (oma
j hawk, while the left grasped the sheath
, l hat contained the scalping-knife.
i The prisoner was abou; twenty-three
' years of age, a little less than six feet in
J height, of a muscular and a well propor
tion contour, aud manifested in the easy
i movements of his body, a wiry and agile
j command of his muscular powers. His
J countenance presented a van an J a hag
! gar J appearance, as he stood uon the
"!-ground owing pnrily to the rigid discip
Mine he had undergone in training, and
' partly to his having painted his face
'black, with the figure of hore slim in
wI,il uI'on l'is forehead, which denoted
that he was condemnid to die. with the
privilie of making an effort to save his
life by flettness. Around his neck ho
wore a narrow b Itof wampum, to which
was appended the scalp he had taken
from the Winnebago.
Soon after they had formed in a line,
Lieut. 11. came up and took one of the
moccasins off the Indian, and shewed the
chief that he thought it contained a thin
plate of shsfcl, and abked if he objected
to it, io which ho replied that he might
carry all the iron he pleased. Lieut. R.
having noticed at the same time that the
countenance of the Indian presented a
downcast and melancholy appe:rance,
requested Dr. Eluise to come forward,
who, after examining his pulse, reported
that he was much excited, and that his
nerves wen- in a tremulous condition.
Lieut. R. immediately took him by
the arm and led him out some distance
from the line, when he asked him through
his interpreter if he was afraid to lun ;
to which he replied that he was not afraid
to run with any Winnebago on fojt,' hut
he was afraid he could not outrun all the
horses that were mounted by armed In
dians. The Lieutenant saw at once the
the cause of his alarm, and informed him
that they should not Interfere. He in
tended to ride the fleetest hurse upon the
ground and keep near him, and as he
was well armed, would see that no horse
man approached with hostile intention.
At this announcement the countenance
of the Indian brightened up with a smile:
his whole persou seemed lifted froai the
ground as he turned to his pusition in
the line with a stalwart stride. The
chiefs and Lieut. It soon after mounted
their horses and took a position directly
in the rear of the prisoner. Spectators
were removed froni the front, when Lieut.
R. gave the signal ; the blow had scarce
ly reached the drum, when the prisoner
darted from his antagonists with aboun I
that placed him beyond the reach of the
whirling tomahawk. When the race was
under way many of his antagonists ran
with great fleetness for a mile, when the
distance between tliora and the Sioux be
gan lo widen rapidly, showing the supe
rior bottom of the latter, acquired by the
discipline of the white man.
At the end of two miles the la-t of the
contending Winnebagoes withdrew from
Ihe chase ; there was nol an Indian horse
on the grcund that could keep up with
him after he had gone the first half mile.
Lieut. R., finding his steed much fatig
ued, and the prairie free from enemies,
reined up. The Indian did not look be
hind nor speak as far as he was followed
or seeu, but kept his eye steadily fixed
upon the white flags that had been placed
at distances of half a mile apart, in order
that he might run upon a straight line.
It was soon reported by the Winneba
goes thai ho had been killed by one of
their boys, who had been secreted by
order ofWar-kon-shutcs-kee, beneath the
bank of the river, near the upper end of
Ihe prairie. This, however, proved not
to be true. The boy had shot a Winne
bago, through mistake, who like himself,
had been treacherously secreted for the
purpose of intercepting Ihe Sioux, who
a few years ago was present at a treaty
made by Gov. Doty with the Sioux na
tion. He had then but recently acquir
ed the rank of chief. He requested Gov.
Doty lo inform him where Lieut. It., and
Dr. Eluise were at that lime, and was
told that both had died in Florida. He
immediately withdrew from the conven
tion, painted his face black and depaited
to the woods : nor could he be prevailed
upon to come into the convention until he
had gone through the usual ceremony of
fasting and mourning for the dead. Ga
lena (III.) AdvertiMr.
We generally find that those who are
most attentive to their own faults, are
most observant tJ the faults of others,
and most harsh in passing them. Is it
kind, is it right, is it just, to catch every
passing word spoken at random, or acts
right as to principle, if wiong as to ex
pediency, color them highly, distort or
mangle them, and then hold them up to
the gaze of the world, a base, design
ing, dtceptivc, criminal ? If we did but
vje the base motives by which our more
specious actions have been defined, we
should all blush and be confounded ;
and like those wiio accused the sinful
woman before the-Savior, would Cad
other employment than that of easting
stones at our neighbors. Honesty and
fame are dear to u-.; as life, and can we,
by a smile, or a shrug, oi a f.ilse aud
wicked iuJnu.uion or word, deprive oth
ers of that, in defence of which wo would
shed enr heart'. blool ? ' S nsu have no
bean, no sensibility, none of the milk of
hum an kindness. Better far be- a tiger,
for 'lis their nature to des'.ioy, than ba
in the shape of a man with a tiger's
heart and propensities. S. mu:h for a
pHs-in; though-. 0'iio '' '.
ARISTOCRATIC THIEVING CRIME
IN HIGH QUARTERS.
The Boston Daibj Hull, of June 21st,
lists the followi-ig article :
The daughter of an eminent Southern
Senator has been for some time past vis
iting at an aristocratic house on Bea::on
street. The Udy possesses rare beauty,
aud has figured largely at balls and par
ties, where she has always received
marked attention. The position of the
gentleman at whose house She is sojourn,
ing, as well as her father's rank, have of
course admitted her freely to the highest
social circles, and wherever she has
gone, it is stated that, she always has
gained praise for her accomplishments
and winning manneis. It has been no-1
ticed (hat she wears very expensive jew-
dry, but nothing more, perhaps than her
station would justify. How some of that
jewelry was obtained, we will now inform
One day last week this ycung lady, in
company with the gentleman's wife at
whose house she is stopping, visited a
large and well known establishment on
Washington street, and examine 1 sever
al articles of costly jewelry. She re
mained some time, but did not purchase
anything, promising, however, to call in
After she had left, the clerk who had
waited upon Ihe young ladies noticed
that a valuable diamond bracelet was
missing, and informed the proprietors of
The same day the young ladies went
to the most extensive, jewelry establish
mcnt in Boston, and the senatorial dnm
sel exhibited this verv bracelet to the
clerk in attendance an 1 inquired its val ¬
ue. He recognised the private mark of
the establishment frcm which it had been
stolen', and thinking it a suspicious cir
cumstance that the owner of so valuable
a bracelet did not know its worth, he
shortly after gave infoimation to the firm
from which it had been abstracted.
Here the fact of the theft became ap
parent; and it so happened that the es
blishment which the fair thief visited
had a short time previous mitred a dia
mond pin worth four hundred dol!arsj
and it was thought possible that the same
lady might have stolen both articles.
Accoidingly a member Irom each estab
lishment repaired to the house on Beacon
street at which she tarries, and desired
to see the young lady.
She appeared, and marvelous to relate,
she had on her person the identical pin
and bracelet that had disappeared ! There
was nothing to be said iu explanation or
extenuation. There was the thief, there
were the stolen goods in her possession.
A plainer or more flagrant case could
not be imagined. The young lady was
of course all tears and hysterics, and the
other inmates of the house were all
amazement and regret. The gentleman
of the house offered to p ty any sum of
money, no matter how large, in order to
have the affair settled.. He was informed
that money was not what was wanted.
All thai was desired were the missing
articles, and these were immediately ta
ken off and returned to the owner. Thus
ended the matter for present, and it was
confidently hoped that this aristocratic
peccadillo would never see the light
The names of Ihe various parties are
in our possession, but for certain reasons
they are suppressed for the present.
A VERY TOUGH STORY.
Sixty yoke of red bulls , according to
to the Frontier 2ws, were seen last
week, by an old lady in Kansas, hitched
to an empty wagon, which was mired in
the s.reets of this city. The team reach
ed entirely from hill to hill, across
one of our valleys, vulgaily called guts.
The wagon being very tight in the mud,
refused to move ; the consequence was,
when that portion of the team on the
lead, over on the other hill, spread them
selves in a strong pull, and straightened
the chains, that twenty-seven yoke of
the bulls in the centre were suspended
in the air.'by their necks, something
less than fifty feet above ground. We
did not see it, but understand that a pro
file view was taken on the spot for the
Xeies office. Kansas City Enterprise.
Moral Chabactks. There is uothing
i w lich adds so much to the beauty and
j po.ver of a man as a good character. It
dignifies him in e.-ery station, exalls him
m every peuod ot inc. ucu a cnarac-
tL-r is more to be desired than everything
j else oil eann. io set e iwi, uu nuui-n-I
ing tycopha it, no trea.-herous honor
I seeker, ever bore such a character ; the
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pure joys of righteousness never spring'
j in such a ptrson. If young rain
1 knew how much a good character would
i dignify and exalt Ihem, how glorious
! would make their pros.iects even n this
life ; never should we Gni them yielding
to the groveling and base-l orn purpose
of human nature.
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If thy heart is in the Highlands u is
"THE HAPPIEST DAY IN MY LIFE "
The ancients certainly made a great
nrstake in not choosing Niobe for the
Goddess of marriage. Hymen is by far
toojotly, he is all smiles more of the
hyena than the crocodile; Whilst Niobe
is just as she ought to be all fears.
There neer yet was a marriage that
was not a perfect St. Swithin affair. No
one unless he has the sou! of gutta
percha, thoroughly water proof should
think of going to a' wedding with less
than two pocket handkerchiefs ; and
even then, a 'sponge is better adapted
to the "joyful occasion." Men take
wives as they do pills, with plenty of
water excepting, indeed, when the " lit
tle things' are well gilt. If a kind of
matrimonial barometer were kepi in each
family, and its daily indications as to the
state of the weather at the fireside actu
ally registered, we have no doubt that
on the average being taken, the follow
ing result would be arrived at :
Dl-KINO MlHKUCI ......
-ArTxa Marsio .......
Meteorologically speaking, it would be
highly interesting could we arrive at a
knowledge of the cxaet amount of "doo"
prevailing during courtship. . Nobody
can feel more truly wretched than on the
happiest day of his life. A wedding is
even more melancholly than a funeral.
The brLe weeps for everything and
nothing. At first she is heart broken,
because she is about to leaye her Ma
and Pa ; then because she hopes and
and trusts George will always love her ;
and, when no other excuse is left, she
burst into tears because she is afraid he
will not bring the ring with him. Mam
ma, too, is determined to cry for the
least thing. Her dear, dear girl is going
away, and she is certain something
dreadful is about to happen.
- At church the water is laid on at eye
service; indeed the whole party looked
so wretched no one would imagine that
there was a "happy pair" among them.
When papa gives away his darling'child,
he does it with as many sobs aj though .
he were handing her over to the fiercest .
polytfamwf ninn Henry VIII., instead of
bestowing her on one who loves his
"Iamb,' regardless of the "mint" sauce
that accompanies her. The bridegroom
snivels, either because crying is catch
ing, or because he thinks he ought for
decency's sake, to appear deeply moved;
and the half dozen bridesmaids are sure
to be all weeping, because everybody
eh weeps. When the parly return
home, however, the thoughts of the break
fast cheer ihem up a little ; and the
bridesmaids in particular feel quite re
signed to their fate. As if they had
grown hungry by crying, or the leais
had whetted their appetite, they drown
tneir cares for a while in the white soup
Then the father gets up, and, after a
short and pathetic eulogium upon the
virtues of that " sweet girl," whom ho
loves as hif own flesh and blood, thumps
the table, and tells the company that
" any one who would not treat her prop
erly would be a scoundrel." Upon this
every one present turns round to look
and frown at the wretched villian of the
bridegroom, and then they all fall to
weeping again. But so strongly has '
the feeling sel against the new son-in-law,
that it is only by a speech of the
deepest pathos, that he can persuade the
company that he has not the least
t'ioit"ht of murdering or indeed evn
assaulting his wife. At last, the mother,
bride and bridesmaids retire to say,
"Good-bye," and have a good cry all
together up stairs. Then the blessing
and the weeping begin again with re
newed vigor. The bridesmaids cry till
their noses are quite red, and their hair
is as straight as if they had been bathing.
And when the time comes for the "hap
py pair" lo leave in order to catch the
train for Baltimore bridegroom, brides
maids, and every soul in the house, all'
cry, even down to the oil coek, " who
knowed her ever since she were a baby
in long clothes," as if theyouag couple
were about being " transported for life"
in a literal rather than the figurative
sense of the term. Editor of the Bach'
it,v ani ihe doctor as little as possi-
i ticy W0UU live longer, suffer less,
anj pay j:,., for the- privilege."
j Solomon knew several things, allow-
! ing for his age, but I could teach h m
" Thekk is no country in the world,"
says a coteniporary, " where people are
so ajJicted to the medicine eating pro-
; pellsj,y tiie United States. It has
Town to a perfect mania a disease of
itself. The fact is, Nature never design
ed the huinau body to be such a recept
acle of modieine. If men would but
tudy the laws of nature, diet properly
instead of excessively, be regular in their
habits, instead of regular in their doses,
use common seuse slid coid water free-
"VIVE LA HUMBUG"—BARNUM'S
SHOW OF "HANDSOME WOMEN!"
What lady is n't handsome ? - Bar
num, the ungallant humbug, pretends
that some are not, and offers a premium
of one thousand dollars, to be presented
to the handsomest womaa in America !
Now, stop ! don't go to " fixing up "
those raven tresses, or slyly pseping into
the mirror, while you go to see whether
your hat will do to go to New York.
Barnum do n't wart you there in person.
"Do n't want me there? How d'ye
think Barnum, or anybody else, can tell
whether I am handsome or not, unless
he sees me V -
"He wants your daguerreotype only."
"Well, and what then?" '
"Why, you see, on or about thVl5tli
of October, Barnum will have a commit
tee of excellent judges of beauty, to ex
amine the daguerreotypes, and a premi
um of one thousand dollars will be
awarded the handsomest one, $300 to
the next, $200 lo the third, $150 to the
fourth, to the six next $100 esch, then
$20 each to the succeeding ninety,' and
$100 each to one hundred seventh-rate
beauties. - Well, I see by the smile on
your lip, and the brilliant glance from
your eye, that you intend to send your
daguerreotype; but bear one thing in
mind, send it under a fictitious name."
"For what purpose? I have done
nothing at which I need blush."- 1
"You can't say that after you've1 sent
your daguerreotype ; besides, you don't
want to have everybody dodging around
your house after the 15th of October,
trying to get a sight of ' the handsomest
woman ia America.' " Cine. Leader.
A GOLDEN THOUGHT.
We know not the author of the follow
ing, but it is pretty : . -, ,
" Nature will be reforted. ' All things
are engaged in writing her history. The
planet, the pebble goes attended by its
shadow. The rolling rock leaves its
scratches on the mountain, the river its
channel in the soil, and the animal its
bones in the stratum ; th fern and leaf
their modest epitaph ia th coL "The
falling 'rop makes its sculpture in sand
or st' ne ; not a footstep in the snow, or
along the ground but prints in characters
more or less lasting, a map of its march;
every act of the man inscribes itseli on
tne memories of its face. - The air is full
of sounds, the sky of tokens ; the ground
is all memoranda and sigratures, and
every object is covered over with hints,
which speak to the intelligent.".
Chxwisq Tobacco. Consumers of
the weed will please "chaw" the follow
ing from the Worcester, Mass., Tran
script. . :.'.:.
We noticed a man about our streets,
collecting into a bag, old stumps of ci
gars. . In our large cities, the collecting
of old cigars is nlade a lucrative business,
as they are readily purchased by tobac
conists, and manufactured into fine cut
chewing tobacco. .
A funeral took place at Scottswood on
the I Oth inst, attended with some pecu
liarity. A man named Olcott, who had
a mill near that place, was burried on
that day ; and the services were atten
ded by two women, both claiming to be
the lawful wife of the deceased, and each
with a family of children. The specta
cle is said to have been as sad as it was
- Bussisgs which we have slighted
when in our possession, are more highly
prized when there is danger of our being
deprived of them ; and our hearts are
more keenly . toushed by the anticipa
tions of loss than by the fullness of enjoy
ment. . ' '
Lovx the moon, for she shines in the
night, to give us light in the dark, where
as the sun only shines in the day time,
where there is plenty of light, and his
assistance U not wanted. Such is the
difference between real and false charity.
" Mother, I'm afraid a fever would ge
j hard with me." ,
" Why my son ?"
' 'Cause you see, mother I'm so small
that there wouldn't bo room for it to
Th editor of the Southern Democrat
says that he is "acquiring flesh: If
i he is, we expect that he steals it from
the butcher or some neighbor s meat
Jeffersos is said to have trembled for
his country when he remembered that
' God is J ust !' If he had lived till this
time, he would have shook all over at
such a recollection.
'Tis the fancy, not the reason of
things, that makes us so uneasy. It is
not the place nor the condition, but the
mind alone, that can make anybody hap
py or miserable.
Tiioss who excel in strength are not
the most likely to show contempt of
weakness. A man does not depisc th
weakness of a ehild.