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BY DAVIS & CREWS. ABBEVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27. 1857. VOL! XIV NO. 18.
THE fKCHUU x AsHlUrio.
Paris lends the fashions of nearly the
whole civilized world, as regards feulalo at^
tire. Here, chiefly, aro determined the
ceaseless variations which occur in the shapo
of skirts, flounces, bodices, and bonnets.
.: Long, long, however, before tlie new fashion
reaches many remote places, it has become
forgotten in Paris.
Still the stream of novelty, though it
flows sometimes very slowly, always flows
very steadily in its onward and downward
course. Two or three years hence, wo in ay
expect to hear of the mauls and matrons of
Tobermory and tlie Scilly Islands, in comi
(pliance with their ideas of French fashions,
investing themselves in a capacious and uuyielding./'i/ptmHevvV.
The evil of the present
moment, and which requires a remedy,
ib this?that some particular style of female
attire ever and anon becomes universal,
. , even though opposed to every correct principle
of taste, and essentially a caricature,
simply because some leader of the beau
' monde, to indulge a whim, or conceal a personal
defect, has thought proper to adopt it.
A monotonous fire of jokes and arguments,
Las been going on for the last twelve months
against the errors, real and supposed, in the
present style of female dress. Some fair
criticism there has been; but there has been,
also, a great amount of exaggeration and
nonsense written and repealed. Certainly,
the present style of toilette is preferable to
that worn by our grandmothers. The short
waists and narrow skirts of the first empire,
wero both unbecoming, unnatural and inconvenient.
It is but right io say, that, within the hist
ten or fifteen years there has been a striking
reform introduced into one important article
of costume?the stays or corsets. It is
uo longer attempted to convcrt the waist of
a woman into the dimensions of the waist of
a wasp, and the results are better health
and more grace. Perhaps there may be
some room for improvement left in this department;
but tight lacing is no longer iu.1
vogue, and that is a great reform gained.
The exceedingly small bonnets and the excessive
circumference of the skirts are the
two principal defects of the present fashions.
Great improvement may be noticed,during
the last year, in the choice of colors.?
Greys, whites, and subdued tints have replaced
the gaudy hues of a twelvemonth
back. The small grey and white, or white
and black quadrilles are the silks now preferred
for half dress: White muslins, with
II ?11 .1 - l: i 1 ? t
very email jiaucrus, are uiu ujjui materials,
and even the rich silks, a disposition, arc no
longer of such large designs, or of such
* brilliant hues. The grey grenadics Anglais
(English bareges) are trimmed 011 the
_ flounces, corsage and sleeves with five or
^ ?ix rows of velvet. On the double skirts
of light dresses, there may be a puffing or a
niche put on the edge of the jupes. Light
dresses mny be fashioned either high or low
"-in. the body, and round at the waist.?
When the corsage is low, an embroidered
musliu fichu is worn, with or without long
ends; according to the taste of the wearer.
White cazons arc a very pretty style of toilette,
with a colored skirt. When made of
plain white muslin there is round the neck
n muslin puffing with a doublo head hemmed
and fluted. Similar nufiiintrs form
braces before and belrnd. The straigth
sleeves have three puffings lengthwise;
there is also one at the bottom of the sleeve,
? finished with a frill eight inches wide. All
/the pufKings have ribbons run in them.
-On jaconet or painted muslins, we see
'small Louis XIH. fichus, the same as the
v > dress, trimmed with ruches, or with a band
?? hemmed and fluted. Sleeves arc wider than
- ' - they hav? been, and are often .cut square,
-Stock op?m to tbe bend of ihe arm. For
* veiry light tissues, the sleeves have a puft
^forming a.short sleeve,-from which escapes
* *a slightly gathered' peep flounce, which
<cMterS tfcc elbow and.for<nsapoinl', a band
> eovirs.the ^o-flotface. - Long has-:
;ft ilonable ga>[
tol Ifcttea. '---Often'tliissain a
,llie, dres?; when *>f
^ ^ ^p'^cs tho corsage of
^Klin, wiiftfe muslin, th&e
? ?*1'J 1 .nJ - o Imlf :?.Jina # J
. "* ? J'IWIW, wiue, -KIIU
WU4?> a blond ruche vvttfi a.roll ?n
jfo.middfr ^\vo? tufta o^?qiall daisies,
ihraed-'wjth dark violets, ormh&irtit the
^ouu<) Hie feoe.- On>tlio
eifoofctl* bonnet, outeid# is g|?cad A"boone,
white Vnd'two lilac,
gnaw. The froiu of
lo a poiht. At the sea.
and Spa?, the. round straw
firU*jtr>e <Jnlj**?o*ffure worn; it^js lome
9*JF*y at raw, and some
^^itt^titghorut trimmed with either rib
| U>? oh a feather, auU n black la?o around
A REVOLUTIONARY HEROINE.
Many will remember that towards tho
close ofjlio war, Col. Tarlctoq passed through
North Carolina. Owing to fcoino causo not
known, ho spent two nights 111 Halifax
county?one within the liospitablo grove of
Willie Jones, near tho town of Halifax, and
tho oilier higher up the county, near " Quankey
Chapel." Either because he was scarce
of provisions and horses, or from a malicious
desire to destroy tho property of
; American citizens who were opposed to the
; British, he caught nil tho horses, cattle, hogs
; and even fowls, that he could lay hands on,
I !l?wl .1 _ . i
,...v v.?.,ujiiu 1/1 ??i^M u]>ri;iL?U UlCin lO 1118
own use. The nialo and most of the fcj
male inhabitants of the country fled from
| the approach of tho British troops, and hid
. themselves in tlie swamps and forest adja'
cent, and when they passed through the
! country, while every one else left tho premises
on which she lived. Mrs. l'owell then
: Miss Bishop) stood her ground," and faced
the foe fearlessly.
But it would not do; tlioy took the horses
and cattle, and among tho former, a faj
vorite pony of her own, and drove thorn olF
I to the camp, which was about a mile disj
taut. Young as she was, she was detcr1
mined to have her pony again, and, as sho j
! must necessarily go to the British camp, to j
! ro alone, if no one would acconmanv her. I
! And alone she went, on foot, at night, and
I without ar.y weapon of defence, and in duo
i time arrived at t!ie camp.
]}y what means she managed to gain'an
audience with Tarleton is not known; but
she appeared before him unannounced, and
raising herself erect, said:
" I have come to 3*011, sir, to demand restoration
of ?iiy property, which your knavish
followers stole from my father's yard."
"Let me understand you, miss," said
Tnrieton, completely taken by surprise.
" Well, sir," said she, " your roguish men
in red coatscame to my father's house about
sundown and stole my pony, and I have
walked alone and unprotected to claim and
demand him ; arid, sir, I must and will have
him. I fear not your men; they arc base
aiul unprincipled enough to dare to offer
iusult to an unprotected female; but their
cowardly hearts will prevent their doing
her bodily injury."
And just then, by the light of a camp
fire, espying her own dear little pony at a
short distance, she continued :
" There, sir, is my horse. 1 shall mount
him and li^le peaceably home, and if you
have any of the gentlemanly feeling within
you, of which your men are utterly destitute,
or if you have apy regard for their
safety, you will see, sir, that I am not interrupted.
But before I g?, I wish to say to
you, that he wild cut), and will not prevent
this base and cowardly stealing from henroosts,
svablcs and buru yards, Is no better
in iny estimation, than the mean,?ood-fornothing,
guilty wretches, who do tho dirty
work with their own hands. Good night
And, without waiting further, she took
ncr pony, ana galloped sately Home, for
Tarleton was so much astounded.that lie
ordered that she should be permitted to do
'as she chose.
Mrs. Powell died in her native county in
1840, after she attained a green old age.?
Obc of her grandsons, "\Vm. S. Parker, volunteered
iu the'Mexican war, and died at
Ceralvo, iu Mexico. Another, Kichard 1J.
Parker, is residing in Halifax county, N. C.,
a most estimable and worthy citizen. And
a grand daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Sledge,
(wifo- of W. Ts Sledgo, and sister qf tho two
first named gentlefricn,) also lives in 'Halifax
conuty, besides other relatives, who all,
no doubt, do .justice to her memory, Jjut
others should do likewise, for she was one
of the noble, BpiriLs of the times that tried1
.men's Souls." "
. The Home of thf Poet Percioal.?The,
_ "quaint-jooking house occupied 1/y the late
James G.Percival, at New Jlaren^Ct., was
sold, at ahetion ou \Y.eduesdftjt. last, fof
satisfy a mortgage; The poet:
i ^^B-SUite Geologist of Wisconsin at the
iiftifte&f his death,-in-May, 1856, but. died'
\1T . - - - -
wjtliout proptjtty gxcejjk Ijis pogu&s,,- hqus^
a nil llbra*rjr,".ja]^O^Sw)Uiy)^W^^^ p^ga jje4'
-The houeo^ifce wte
aragng tUcjcaJiOs'i^^s of Xe^"if7?ven. lioth
to th&jptUici ? The
&qtivv-JLi\o^ or'^bot'^^Wj to the
i |pig9^ijy,'a/&?t1i0 only ^|juM ? M tLo
'fcflf/ wltlcUJ ia^' rt^jjfOJtclie^^-a. p4th
winding from Wo wsf
well protootoO by%cavy sKufc^jjffci nre jnaer- '
In.l in tliA ilnlila Arilila Wirftnl * 1 ~
vvu III gm/ivnnviw lAItt
poet liyed alone jritfi?U$t^ftfcri^^teUlor^,..
pcrmiting-jfriofruwop upon IrS^flWlusion/
The which contains c^mT 10,000'
volume will probably be puftfu^by tho
6tale of Wisconsin, which ekp&med a
desir*to ojbtain it Itja now. stored "in the
hospital at New Bftfen, .In Yqte rtnim of
winch Perpiwil poaatd ^evoija]' yeaaa oT
lotreiy me. lie; w? never mjgpM.
An innocent joung VijvoTtMriim, in order
to shoot a squirrel on the top of a small
tree, cliuibpd" another close bfr; and, on be* ,
ing asked the reteon for so fSolidi a freak,
said?"That ho did'ift want to strain ills
gun by a long 6bot."
In the palmy days of George, Prince o!
Wales, there was a club celebrated for it:
fashion, and cxclusivcness, numbering
among its members the Priuco, Brummel
Sheridan, ?&o.; indeed, all were men of the
first water in fashion, politics or literature,
A vacancy occurring, Lord Doloraine, the
famous duellist, applied for admission.?
Suspecting that his quarrelsome propensities
llliirlif milihila onr.iitiot l.~
? ?-i*iuon ii11ii^ 11u vanuu
upon every member llie morning before the
ballot, and very plainly intimated lliat lie
should consider the rejection a9 a personal
affront, and demand satisfaction from every
one several I}', except the 1'rince of Wales,
whose position as heir to tho throne protected
On tho night in question, Lord l)elorainc
went to the club, sent up his card,
and requested to know if tho balloting was
over, and whether ho had been elected.?
As ho had been black-ball], an anwer was
sent that lie had not beer., there being, un
fortunately, a blackball in tlio box. llti
sent tlio waiter uj> again to say that, as it
must be a mistake, lie wished to see the
chairman of the club. The Prince was
about rising to comply with this outrageous
request, when Prummel volunteered to satisfy
the incensed duellist. Telling the waiter
to show Lord Delorainc to a private
room, he advanced in his blandest manner,
" My dear Delorainc, it's truly unfortunate;
but you are black balled."
The other replied : ' Quite a mistake.?
You had better try again." *
"No use," returned the fop, "for there
was not a white ball in the ballot; but pray
wait. Allow me to ring."
When the waiter appeared, Brummcl
"Charles, bring mo a pistol and coffee
for two." Lord Delorainc stared iu silence.
n...-;nn- n.io i 1* i
u< IUq will>3 UIV^I UU III Villi II IV51 llliauu
about the weather, the crops, and the most
frivolous things. T.ord Delorainc gazing at
him with a severe expression of eountenance.
"When the waiter brought the dice and
the box, Drummel smiled at him, saying,
"You can go. One of us will ring if we
want you. I don't know which of us it
will be ; but one of us will ling."
The waiter bowed and retired.
lirutnmel then said, "I know yon like
coflee; so do I. "When wo have finished
it, we will proceed to business."
" So I am black-balled," hissed the duelist
between his teeth.
" Most certainly. .Now, my dear lord,
as I am the challenged party, I claim I ho
right of dictating tile terras. Here is a pistol?here
are dice. We will throw for the
~1 T.. - 1
Jinnee, in oiucr respects we are quite
equal. If you fall, you will have a widow
to mourn over j'our death. If I perish, 1
shall leave a disconsolato tailor to weep my
The bullied bravo put down his cup, and
left the room. Brummel rejoined his friendn,
and when the story got around in the clubs,
Lord Deloiaine ^s so much annoyed that
lie went suddenly out of town.
Two Pictures.?A lawyer residing in
Mansfield, Louisiana, came North to visit
his father-in-law, residing at Townshend, in
this county, bringing a household servant,
a slave with him. On his arrival in New
York he told his slave that sho was then in
a treo State, tliat-slio had a right to her
freedom, if sho wished, offering her $30 in
money to provide for her immediate wants
should she prefer to leave him. Slio preferred
slavery to being a free negro, and
he "brought her to Vermont. She has
charge of a small child, too young to walk
alone vef, and after their arrival ra TownsItend
was in the habit of taking it out with
her. One day, while near the ceipnetery
there, a .man catpft atohg with a carriage,
asked her if ?he wers?fhe negrws stopping
with Deacon Gray, and she answered in the
affirmative. He then endeavored to persuade
her to run off, telling ber to leave tLe
child whei$*it wji^? A pretty man to wear
the garb of a philanthropist to advise n
'nurse to leave an infant to its fate, away oQ
from home, in aNlonely grave yard. At
length ho becajpd so importunate that the
InnV )llA ohthl on/1 ran I.I ?
- _ .VVH. ...w v>*v* MIIU I UU 1IVIU U1UI,
Thus much to show how luuch these pretended
anti-slavery men teem to think of a
negro th slavery.
Now fo[ the other siife. A well dressed
colored iria?< entered the Congregational
q}iurch in'this vHIage, a short time since,
aud though lie walked up the aisle and
back, leading liia grandsou by the hand, be
was not offered a seat, and 1'eflT the church.
And yet-this denomination U theanti-slavcry
denomination of New Euglhfld, and the
principal part of Jta church here arc such.
Rnl' It <DO> <ks ?
* vi iuw msn noi
(o have been a slave. Tliey tbinfe a great
deal of a slave ftegro, but a free nqp-o need
look for no betp frort^tliem.?Bellows
Folia (Vermont) Argut^
Sweet Millc.?A ?orrespondent *ay&>:
from cow? fed on cooked corn meal efcpe,
and tliat from cows fed on
slops, n3 there .is bet weon
poor mil}c; tbe former is iot
taste and of a yellow Co1otf even in wialer.
A THRILLING INCIDENT.
f Returning from a visit in Now Orleans
j wo wcro fortuuato enough to secure passage
r in a lino steamer, with but few passengers.
, Among the ladies, one especially interested
s us. Sho was tlio widow of a wealthy plan,
ter, and was returning with only one child
i to her father's house. Her devotion to the
- child was very touching, and tho eyes of her
old black nurse would Gil with tears as she
[ besought her mistress "not to love that boy
too much, or tho Lord would take him away
i from her."
I AVo passed through the canal of Louis
ville, and stopped for a few moments at the
, wharf, when the uurso wishing to see the
city, walked out 011 the guard, at the back
of the boat, where, by a sudden effort, the
child sprang from her arms into the terrible
, current that sweeps towards the falls, and
1 disappeared immediately. The confusion
which ensued attracted the attention of a
? gentleman who was sitting in the fore part
of the boat quietly reading. JJising hastily
s he asked for some article the child had worn.
. The nurse handed him a tiny apron she had
! torn oir in her efforts to retain the babe in
t her arms. Turning to a splendid Newi
foillldlaild doi? that WHS r?:irrf.rlx
o O J
his countenance, he pointed first to the
apron, and then to the spot where the child
i had gone under.
In an instant the noble dog leaped into
the rushing water, and also disappeared.
By this time the excitement was intense,
and some persons on tho shore, supposing
that the dog was lost as well as tho child,
they procured a boat and started off in
search of tho body. Just at this moment
the dog was seen far away with something
in his mouth. Bravely he struggled with
the waves, but it was evident his strength
was failing fast, and more than one breast
gave a sign ot Yelief as tho boat rcachcd
him, and it was announced that ho had the
child, and that he was alive. They were
brought on board ?the dog and the child.
Giving a singlo glance to satisfy herself
that the child was really living, the young
mother rushed forward, and sinking beside
tho dog threw her arm around his neck,
and burst into tears. Not many could
view the sight unmoved, and as she addressed
and kissed his shaggy head she looked
up to his owner and said :
" O, sir I must have this dog ! I ain
rich, take all I have, everything, but give
I lWft 111V / lillilVa nrncoi-vrai* "
J ? r. '*"
The gentleman smiled, and patting li's
dog's head said, " I am very glad, madam,
he has been of servieo to you, but nothing
in the world could induce me to part with
The dog looked as though ho perfectly
understood what they were talking about,
and giving his sides a shake, laid himself
down at his master's feet, with an pxnpAsa
? ? ? ?-r?"
iou iu his large eyes that said plainer than
words, '"No, nothing shall part us!"
Zoologicul.?The number of vortebraled
animals is estimated at 20,000. About
1,500 species of mammals are pretty precisely
known ; aud the number, according
to Prof. Agassiz, may probably be carried
to about 2,000. The number of birds well
known is 4,000 or 5,000 species, and the
probable known number is 0,000. The
r reptiles number about tho same as the
mammals?1,500 described species?and
they will probably reach 4he number of 2,?
i. 000. Theifish'es are more numerous j^there
' are from 5,060 to 0,000 species in the museums
of Europe, and tbe njimbor may
probably amount to 8,000 or 10,000. ThJ
number of raollusks already in collections
probably rcaclios .8,000 or 10,000. There
are collections of marine shells, bivalve and
S unbivalve, Tvliich amount to 5,000 or 1t<jb0t
nnd tbo collections of land and flftviatile
shells, which count as many ns 2,000; the
total number of molluaks would, therefore,
probably oxceed 15,000 6pecics. Of the
agricultural animals, 'Wovery species, the
probable mlmber is Computed at 200,000.
Including every living .species of tho atiin
inal creation, llie number is set down by
1 Prof. Agiissiz at 250,000; and he estimates
tho number of fossil species to bo fully as
Longevity of Turtlets&A few days ago
i a young man caught ft turtle in Spark's
mill pond, in Dumbarton, whose back was
marked as follows:-?
"NHtiian O utter son ,n 1832. Tho turtle
was n largo black one, and moved along
easily with two young men standing on his
back. From Ilayward's N. II, Gazetteer,
under the liead of Middleborougb, Mass.,
wo copy the following:?"Sbuhal Thompson
found a land turtle marked on the shell
L. W.f 1747.' Thompson mnrked<?H *nd,
let it go; Elijah Clapp fotind it ffti778;
William Bliaw found it in 1775; Jonathan
Soule found H in 1700; and Zenas Smith1
found it in 1701. Eac? marked it with liUti
initials. Whether theforiUer is dead, or
crone to (lie West, wo have no account."?
N. &. Patriot*
1 '-V iv
An'rtlil <rontImn*b at. ?5r?k?W-Avn?
THE SWIM TREATY.
i "NVo lioar tliat tho State Department lias
i of late been literally run down with applications
for copies of the treaty between tbe
United States and Swizerland. Tho reason
for this demand for tbo document, is tbe
prevalence of an idea 011 tho part of many
that it embraces n clause making odious
and invidious distinctions against Israelites
who may be citizens of tho United States,
as contradistinguished from other Aineri
cans, un examination, However, it will bo
found that, so far as any action to such an
end on tlio part of this Government is concerned,
this idea is unfounded. The treaty
in question was negotiated by Mr. A. Dudley
Mann, under the auspices of Mr. Webster,
then Secretary of State. It was ratified
by the Senate and President while Mr.
Marcy presided over the State Department,
which fact should ba sullicieut to satisfy all
of the groundlessness of a suspicion that it
ombracca stipulations on the part of the
United States incompatible with tho spirit
of our institutions.
Some of the Swiss cantons have municipal
or canton laws, wherein Israelites arc
debarred from privileges enjoyed by other
classes or religious denominations of the
Swiss. The treaty in question contains a
clausc giving to the citizens of each country
certain rights and privileges in both, wherein
they do not conflict with Federal and
Slate laws regulating our own population
in this country, or with canton or other
local laws in Switzerland. This Government
had no authority whatever to demand
of Switzerland, in makinir tho treaty, to nc
cord to any citizcns of tho United States
privileges they would not enjoy under her
laws, were they citizens of Switzerland.
There is no precedent for such a demand on
our part in tho history of ihe treaty making
of modern times, wo apprehend; and had
it been insisted on, \vc would have had no
treaty whatever consummated with the
It is greatly to be regretted that Switzerland,
with all her enlightenment and liberality,
has not yet entirely gotten rid of that
relic of a barbarious ago?prejudice aguiust
Israelites oil account of their religion ; and
it is to be hoped that increased intercourse
with us, under the provisions of tho treaty
in question, will soon onen the eves of sill
her cantons to the fact that tho infliction of
civil disabilities upon any of their citizens
on account of their religion, ill comports
with the progress of the age in which rests
her hope for exemption from the unjust
and unfair treatment at tho bands of neighboring
and stronger powers, of which she
has at all times been in dread, for, it may
be, a century pabt.? "Washington Slur.
Married in Spite of Themselves.?Old
Governor Saltinstnll, of Connecticut, who
flourished some fifty years since, was a man
of some humor and perseverence in effecting
tho ends ho desired. Among other anec
dotes told of him by New London people,
the place where ho resided, is the following:
Of the various sects which have flourished
for their day and then ccased to exist,
was ono known as the llogersites, so called
from their founder?a John or Torn or
some Rogers?who settled not far from the
goodly town aforesaid.
Tho distinguished tenet of tlie sect was
<1.A -r ?t.~ ?i ?j-??'*
tuu uviimi ui lliu |JIU^1ICI^ itllU 3UI ipilirHlliy
of the form of marriage: " It is not good
for man to be alone." This they believed,
and also that one wife only should " cleave
to her husband," but theu this should bo a
matter of agreement merely, and tho couple
should como together and live as man and
wife, dispensing with all forms of the marriage
covenant. Tho old governor used"
frequently to call upon Rogers and talk tho
matter over with him, and endeavor to
convince him of the impropriety of living
with Sarah as Ijo did. lint neither John
nor Sarah would give up tho argument.
It was a matter of conscience with them
?they were very happy together as they
were?of what use then could n mere matter
of form be ? Suppose they would thereby
escapo scandal; were they not bound
" to lake up the cross" and live according
to the rules they profess ? Tho governor's
logic was powerless.
He was in the neighborhood of John on*
day, and meeting with him, accepted fir
invitation to dine with him. The conversation,
as usual, turned upon the old sub
" Now John," says tbe governor, after a
long pause, 11 why will you not marry
Sarah f Have you not taken her to bo your
"Yes, .certainly," replied John, "but my
-constjienoe will not permit me to many her
vhe form of the world's jftople."
gWK Very well; do you love ber!"
u An(l cherish bet, as lorto of yoilr bone
and flesh of y our
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SILENCE OF AN ARCTIC NIGHT.
The following eloquent description of tins
silence of an Arctie night occurs in l)r.
Hays' lecture on tho Arctic llegions:
"The moonlights of this period (winter)
nro tho most grand and impressive of anything
I have ever witnessed. The clearness
ot tlio air, tho wluto surface of the snow
and ieo givo an effect monotonous and
cheerless, but truly grand. But there is a
new clement which makes this mid-winter
moonlight seem almost terrible in its impress!
veness?it is silence.
"I have often, to escape from tho trying
monotony of ship board life, gone oil* six or
eight miles into tho interior, in search of
novelty and in order that I might be alone.
There, seated upou a rock or snow bank, I
look around me, and see a great uneven
country ; rocky hills and glaciers covered
with snow ; myriads of crystal gems sparkling
in tho light of the pale moon, which
shoots its rays down through tho crisp air,
making it almost as lijzht as uav. I look
seaward, ami seo a long plain of ice, molting
into the horizon, dotted all over with
lingo, towering bergs?nothing more.
"All nature is in the repose of death. I
am too far from shore to hear the crunching
of the tables as they rise and fall lazily
with tho tide, or the roar like distant thunder,
as some huge crack opens through tiie
heavy floes. There is no animal to cross
my path, no tree among whose still branches
the wind can siirh and moan. There is
no song of bird to enliven the scone?no
wild boast to liowl. I stand here alone, the
only representative of God's living world?
the only being that has life or can move.
Every sound that I hear, every motion
that I see, is made by myself; I hear nothing
but the pulsations of my own heart, my
own footsteps, or now and then possibly, in
distance, the deep rumbling of a falling
"The sensation of uiier loneliness and
isolation crcens ovr>r nu> Mu lm?r? Jinniu
as it rushes the blood through tho sensitive
organization of tho ear, I am oppressed as
with discordant sounds. Silence has ceased
to be negative?it has become sternly
positive. I hear sec and feel it. Its presence
is unendurable. I spring to my
feet?I plant them heavily in tho snow, to
drown its presence, and I rush back to the
vessel, glad even to find refuge in its dull,
dull life of horrid inactivity."
Courtiiiy.?" I don't see why people cannot do
their courting by daylight, thereby saving an
oxpcnh'o of light, fuel und forenoon naps."?A
breakfast table remark.
Whew ! preach that doctrine until your head
is gray, and you are as toothless ns u new born
babe, aud still young folks will "act up" till the
stars grow tired of watching, and the roosters
begin to crow!
There is a eort of fascination in it, a positive
denial to the contrary notwithstanding; an indiscribuble,
undeniuble charm?charm iu being
the sole occupant of a front parlor, with nothing
to molest or make afraid. The eofu drawn up
beforo the shilling grate, and the lamp regulated
ta a steady blaze that will not eclipse the brightness
of pyes, or made particularly pleasing in
hearing the lost pair of household feet take n
bee line departure for the upper chambcis, and '
feeling that the ever swinging parlor door will
remain closcd until one of the party concerned
choose to open.
Tulk of courting by dayling ! Think of lamin^one's
arm by quick, busty withdrawals from
around a certain waist at the incessant ringing
of the bell; or seeing the putf-combs and curls
fly iu every direction, by a sound of coming footsteps.
Imagine proud lover at the feet of fair '
uvijrt jsuiiiiig lurm uu oiuquent, long avowal,
with extraordinary expression over tho (ace;
and, at the saino moment, n puzzled little counteuancc
peering through the folding door, wondering
what makes Mr. M " pray with his
eyes wide open," and, more disagreeable still, 1
have "mama" open the door, without the prelude
of u rap, of course, just at the moment you
have ventured to test the temperature and sweetness
of her daughter's lips.?Margaret Vernt.
Cruel Punishment in liic At my.?Tho
Lnwrenco (Kansas) coriespondent of the StV
Louis DcuioQr.it narrates the folio wing-cases
of excessive punishment in tho army:
" An incident occurrcd last year at Fort 1
Pierce, which possibly has nevor come boforo
tho publico. I have rclinblo informa- <
tion that a privato in the army at that place *
some liino last summer, committed somo
trifling offence against tho military dignita- j
ries, for which ho was court ziiartialed and
sontenccd to receive 50 lashes. The sen..?
1 ?!'? * 1
wuw iTiio vawuiuj wim greni BQveriiygp-80
much so that tile soldier died ill tlio operation
or soou afterwards. Another member <
of the army at that placo^ had been accustomed
for years to write for Southern journats,
aud at this tirtie he made a note of the
incident, in which he rather intimated that
the officers were culpable, A* being so so- '
era in the executiou o* law as to cause
death. Fur this, and this only, was the j
writer arraigned, beforo *oourt-martinl and
sentenced to rttieWe thirty (or fifty) lashes .
?Ho have ooe-balf of h^liead shaved, and
to wear the ball and"amtn for one year;
and the poor iijrt . is now at Fort Riley sof- 1
taring tbe last part of the sentence. This is
the statement as I have it, and 1 l>elievo it t
to be correct in nil essen tin I n. The names
l^WS^itn^ry* ' t
% My iktt ifeolljr, I ?nr surpria?N* yen for
wearing another vrpRa^'s Juiir 911' your t
wi4r%. Smith to hi? wife.- "My !
ddfcr Joe, 1 am equally astonished that yon
^??t in wearlug aootlier sheep'* wool on 1
yoor back. There now." Poo* SralUj
sneaked. w <
Onco a week is lull often enough for ft
decent white man to wash himself nil over;
and whether in summer or winter, that
ought to l?e done willi soap, warm water,
anil a hog's hair bursli, in a room showing
at least seventy degrees Fahrenheit.
Haths^should be taken early in the morning,
for it is then that tlie system possesses
the power of reaction in the highest degree.
Any kind of bath is dangerous soon after *
a meal, or soon after fatiguing exercise.?
No man or woman should take a bath at
the close of the day, unless hy the adv'co
of a family physician. Many a man, in attempting
cheat his doctor out of a fee,
has chea. ilf out of his life?aye, it
is done eve.
Tl.? W .. ? -? *
> .i, vuui<|ic!$i ana more universally
accessible mode of keeping tho
surface of the body clean, besides the once
n week washing, with soup, warm water,
and hog's hair brush, is as follows:
As soon as you got out of bed in the morning,
wash your face, hands, neck and
breast; then, in the same basin of water,
put your feet at onco for about a minute,
rubbing them briskly all the time; then,
with the towel, wl ich has been dampened
l?y wiping tho face, feet, ite., wipe the wholo
hotly well, fast and hard, mouth shut, breast
projecting. Let the whole thing be done
within five minutes.
At night when you go to bed, and whenever
you get out of bed during the night,
or when you find yourself wakeful or restless,
spend from two to five minutes ih rubbing
your whole body with your hands, as
far as you can reach in evnv
This has a tendency to preserve that softness
ami mobility of skin which too frequent
washings of the akin will uhvay3 destroy.?JIaira
Journal of Jlcalth.
11 How," said Mr. A. to a friend who
wished to convey a matter of importance to
a lady without communicating directly with
her, ' how can you be certain of her rcad?
ing the letter, seeing you have directed it to
her husband "That I have managed
without tho possibility of a failure," was tho
answer, "she will open it to a certainty,
for I have put the word 'private' in the cor
Tincture of Hoses.?Take the leaves of
the common rose, place them without pressing
in a bottle and then fill it with 05 per
cent, alcohol, cork it tight and let it sit until
wanted for use. This tincture may ho
kept any length of time, and will yield-a
perfume little inferior to otto of roses. A
few drops will fill a room with a delicious
Excellent Bread.-%Ono pint nud a half
each of 11 ur, Indian ireal and rvc meal;
one qrtirt of warm vater; a teacup of molasses,
two table spoonfuls of vinegar and
ono beanim* an ~e ?-v- 11 *
L ... .J.vvu Ul U1 OUUil. UillvO
in two loaves.
C'ulcr.?Take a pint of pulverized charcoal,
and put it in a small coltoo bag, then
put it into a bairel of new cider ; the cido?
will never ferment, nover contain any intoxicating
qualities, and tho longer it is kept#
the more palatable it will become. "-f
A dun was somewhat taken aback the
other day by the .coolness wftb 4vhich the
debtor saicl, " Call next Thursday, luydoar
Sir, exactly at 10 oVloek, and l'li telt you
when to call again."
Like as no man can tell where the shoo
wringelh him better than ho that we4r<?tli
it; so no man enn tell a wnmmi'n
sition better than lie tlint hath wedded
Truth ia a suro pledge not impaired, ]n
shield never pieicfcd1, a flower, that never
dieth, n state that fcareth no fortune and a
port that yields no danger.? Ciccro. - A
country dentist advertises that " he
tjxires no j>ainsto render his operation
It falletli out with love as it doth with
rines ; for the young vines bring the most
wines, but tho old is best.
Love as it is divine with loyalty, so it is
hellish with jealousy.
Women are to bo measured, not by'lheir
beauties, but by their virtues*^ ; -n
one throw salt at tbee. fliA??
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ioiv-- no harm unless tliou liast sorb places.
** Common sense," soys D?% Emmons, "is
Jie most uncommon kind of sense."
Justice is n virtue of the mind, rewardng
all men according to their worthiness.
It is a point of godly Wisdom, to fee at
leace with men, at war with vice. *
To excuse one's self before lie is accused,
i In fin/1 o fi>nt ????' ? ' ''
- ? ? >vui i/mim. 111 ? utiso conscienco.
I?rayer and repentance bring peace to the
inquiet conscience J # ' ' *
Not tlie rich, but tlio wise, avoid roisofy,
ind become happy and biased. j * j."
That which with the heart is loved, wjth'
tie heart is lamented,, - \
'cT *- vv' vi'- r vx* v. rd; ; n
: JTuke away discretion, and virtuewfilbc'>jl
-f . "
It is foiijr to altemptnny wfcEftd begiuling
in hepi of * good ending.
iA puWlcfault ouglil not to stiller a se* +
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