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BY DAVIS & CREWS. ABBEVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1857. vni. yiv ~ivtTT cw.
A FORTUNATE RUIN.
George liallurton sat in his room in liis
hotel. |Ie was a young man of six and
twenty, tall and slim of frame, with a facc
of exceeding intellectual beauty, and dressed
in cofctly garments, though his toilette
was but indifferently performed. He was
an orphan, and for some years had boarded
at the hotel. It required but a single
glanco into his pale features to tell that he
was an invalid, lie sat with his head resting
upon his hands, and his whole frame j
would ever and anon tremble, as though
with some powerful emotion. <
As the youth sat thus, his door was ,
opened, and an elderly gentlemen entered. !
' Ah, doctor, you are moving early this i
morning," said Ballcrton, as he lazily arose j
irom ins scat, and extended his hand. I ,
" Oil!?not early for mo, George," re- ! ]
turned Aiiyne, with a bright smile. "I am
an early bird."
"Well?you've caught a worm this
"I hope 'twill prove a valuable one."
"I don't know," sighed the youth. " 1 :
fear a thousand worms will inherit this | j
poor body ere long." i j
"Nonsense! You're worth half a cer;- ! s
tury yet," cried the doctor, giving him a : (
gentle slap on the shoulder. " But just tell ,
me, George, liow is it with Rowland ?" t
"Just as I told you. All is gone." c
" I don't understand it, George."
" Neither d > I," said the young man, v
sorrowfully. " That Charles Rowland could f
have done that thing, I would not?could ' y
not?have, believed. Why, had an angle i j
appeared to me two weeks ago, and told | t
me that Rowland was shaky, 1 would not j
? i *
nave paid a moment's attention to it.? j
But only think: when my father died, lie j,
selected for my guardian his best friend, j,
and such I even now believe Charles Row- j
land was, and in his hand he placed all his g
wealth, for him to keep until I should be- s
come of age. And, when 1 diJ arrive at 0
that period of life, I left my money where 8
it was. I had no use for it. Several times, s
within three or four years, has llowland j
asked me to take my money and invest it, j
but I would not. I bade him keep it, and j.
use it, if he wished. I only asked that,
when I wanted money, he would honor my n
demand. ~1 felt more safe, in fact, than I (
should have felt had my money been in a
bank on deposit."
"aaow mucn nau ne wiien lie left?" c
"How much of mine?"
" Yes." ?
"lie sliotiM have had a hundred thousand
"What do you mean to do?"
" Ah?3'ou have me on the hip there." ^
" And yet you mus' do something, George.
Ileaven knows I would keep you if I could. ^
1 I shall claim the privilege of paying your
I debts, however."
L 'j,J^o, no, doctor?none of that."
~ "But I tell you I shall. I shall pay
your debts, but beyond that I can only assist
you to help yourself. What do you
My to going to sea." ^
A faint smile swept over the youths
pale features at this remark.
" I should make a smart hand at sea, ,
doctor! I can hardly keep my legs on
hore. No, no?I must "
"Must what!" (
"Alas! I know not. I shall die?that's
all 1" J
" Nonsense, George. I feny, go to sea.?
You, couldn't go into a shop, and you
wouldn't if you could. You do not wish c
to remain here amid the scenes of your s
happier days. Think of it: at sea, you c
will be free from the sneers of the heartless, ^
and free frdin all contact with things you *
loathe. Think of it." *
' . George Ballerton started to his feet and (
paced the floor for some minutes. When
> lie. stopped,, a new life seemed already at *
# pvi* Wltuill 1IIIU.
? * If I went to sea, what cdtild I do ?"
* i. a'Ypji understand all ihe laws of foreign
'*V*%es. You know I liad a thorough
,.BchqoiJfng at that in my fathers counting*
"Then, you can have the berth of a superJeargo."
-V Arm you sure J-'can get one ?"
And the salary
. *?Two tbousjin^itlolIarB." t
v ufWutttV4Ar.n- AH? T i
J . . ?/vww?' ?vml viouuim AtlVlie. 1 Wll
? tfS-SM : ,
'j, ?^fj$lM$allerlon Walked one evening to
v ? v^Jhouw of wealthy mejukllnt, Andrew
i "**? a pa1*^ dwelling, and
eful, happy hour Had he ?pent 11
pe"heath~ila roof. He rang the bell and was
?v* ,'?4Pjtylrt tetbd parior. In h few minutes,
'Mary Wilton entered. She was only tweuty.
She had'beeo wailing until that age to be
George Ballerton's wife.
Some words were spoken?many mo
menta of painful slence ensued.
* wJlf?y<7-y#U know all. I am going upOp
ike sea. , I am going to work for my
living. I am going forth from my native
land a beggar. I.caunot sU?y long pow.
Mary, did I know yoo less than J do?or,
ou well, djd I kpow you as J do
m*Dy?~l should ffive you back vour vows. 1
MiVree yoy frQffl all bondage. Bat J belief#
I thoald tnunple upon jour heart did '
14* tfc* tLlpg now. I know jour love is
too pore and deep to be tprfi ffom jour <
t^ofpn ?l will. So I ??j?tjrai|. jvajt!"
"But why wait? llavo I not enough V
"?sit ! You know not again what yoi
pay. There are other feelings in the humat
heart besides love. That love is a poo:
profitless passion which puts aside all othei
considerations. We must love forcternitj'
and so our love must be free. Wail. ]
am going to work. Aye?upon the sea tc
"But why upon the sea? Why away
where my poor heart must beat in anxious
hope and doubt as it follows thee 1"
" Because I cannot remain here. Hundreds
of poor fools have imagined that 1
shunned them because I was proud. They
?int ?)? !? ;? #!-- -?
.. v.i iivk lb Urta UIU lilllllUU illlllUS"
plioro of their moral life tliat I shunned.?
I'hey gloat over my misfortune. Men may
call ine foolish ; but it would kill me to stay
11 Alas ! must it be ?"
"It must. You will wait?1'
" I will wait even to the gates of tl.e
" Then Heaven bless and preserve you I"
The ruined youth was upon the ocuui ?
lis voyage commenced?his duties as laborer
for his own daily bread all fairly aslutned.
Ah! it was a strange life for him
o enter upon. From the ownership of imnense
wealth to the trade books of a merchant
ship, was a transition indeed ! lint,
nu weni on uecK again, lie liatl tairlv
esolvcd that he would tin his tinty, come
rliat would, short of death. lie would
orgct that he ever did else but work for
lis livelihood. "With these resolves8, cleary
defined in his mind, lie already felt beter.
At first our supercargo was too weak to
!o much. lie was very sea-sick, and it
listed nearly two weeks; but when that
iassed oft', and ho could pace the vibrating
eck with a stout stomach, his appetite
rew sharp, and his muscles began to grow
Lrong. At first his appetite craved some
f the many delicacies ho had, and he very
0011 learned to do without them. The re
ult was, that his appetite became natural
11 its wants; and his system began to find
tself nourished by simple food, and in
For years lie had looked upon breakfast
is a meal which must bo set out and paraken
of from mere fashion. A cup of
:oftee, and perhaps a piece of dry toast, or
0111c seasoned and highly-spiced tidbit, had
on&tituted the morning meal. But now,
vlicn the breakfast hour came, he approachd
it with a keen appetite, and felt as
trong and as hoartv as at anv timn nf tli??
liy degrees the hollow cheeks became
ull; the dark eyes assumed new lustre; the
olor rich and healthful came to the face;
he breast swelled with increasing power;
he lungs expanded and grew strong ; the
nuscles became more firm and true ; the
icrves grew calm and steady and the garnents
which he had worn when he came
>n hoard had to be let^ut some inches in
rder to make thcrn encompass his person,
lis disposition became cheerful and bright,
ind by the time the ship had reached the
Aiilluirn s\f A <*? ?/*? 1 1 n
WM...V I. V1 4?lll\.a IrllU C1CW llilU 2111
earnod to love him.
Tlirougli storm and sunshine; through
empest and calm; through dark hour^and
(right, the young supercargo made his voyge.
In one year from the day on which
ic left his native land he placcd his foot
gain upon the soil of his home. But ho
lid not 6top. The same ship, with the
aine officers, was going upon the same
:rui80 again; and he meant to go in her.
tie saw Mary Wilton, and she would wait,
lie saw Dr. Allj'ne, and the kind old genIcman
praised him for his manly indepenlence.
Again George Ballerton was upon tho
ica; and again he assumed the duties of
lis office, and even more. lie stood watch
tvhen there was no need of it, and during
icasons of 6torm he claimed a post on
At the end of another year the young man
eturned to his home again, lie was now
iiglit and twenty, and few who knew liiiu
.wo years before, could recognize him now.
His face was bronzed l>y exposure, his
:heeke full and plump, his frame stout and
itrong, and erect like a forest chief, llis
nuscular system was nobly developed, and
,he men were few who could stand bofore
lim in trials of physical strength. When
ie first left the city, two veais before, he
ad weighed just one hundred and thirty
rounds averdupois. lie now brought up
.he beam fairly at one hundred and seventy-six
! Surely he was a new man in every
On tlia nflnrnAAii /vf ?1.a *1.:?1 -i? ? '
? ?. ... ?.v.. iuo iiinu unyf ns ue
jntered liia Lotel, one of the waiters handed
bim a letter. He opened it, and found it to
l>e fiora Mr. Wilton. It was a request thai
lie would be at the inerchaut's house at nine
j'clock that evening.
"George," said the doctor, after the
youth had given a full account of hit adventures,
" I should think you would almost
forgive poor Rowland for haying made ofi
with your fortune?"
"Forgive jijm 1" returned George; "ol
[did that in the first place!''
" Woll, George," resumed the doctor
11 Mr. Roiflapd ]shere. Will yon see him V
11 See him? See Cjiarles Rowland? 0
uouree I will."
The door was opened, and ^r, Rowland
' j entered. lie was an elderly man, but hal<
i ; and hearty.
i The old man and the young shook hands
r and then inquired after each other's health
r " You received a note from me, some twc
, years ago," said Mr. Rowland, "in which I
I stated that ono in whom I had trusted had
> got your money, and mine with it?"
" Yes, sir," whispered the youth.
' " Well," resumed Rowland, "Doctor A1
> lytic was the man. lie had your money.'
"IIow? What?" gasped George gazing
from one to the other in blank astonish
" Hold on, my boy, said tho doctor,
wliilo a variety of emotions seemed at work
within his bosom. " J was tho vidian?it
was I who gut your money. I worked
your ruin, my bo}-. And now listen, and
then I'll to!! you wliy ?
"I saw that you weve dying. Your
father d>cd of the same disease. A consumption
was upon you?not a regular
pulmonary atlection ; but a wasting away
of the system for the want of vitality. The
j mind was wearing out the body. The soul
i was slowly, but surely, eating its way fiom
i the cords that hound it to earth. 1 knew
J that you could be cured ; and 1 knew, too,
j that the only thing in the world which
| would cure you was to throw you upon
| your own physical resources for a liveli.
! hood. Tlier? was a morbid willingness of
the spirit to pass away. You would have
i died ere you would have made an exertion,
from the very fact that you looked upon
j exertion as worso than death. Your large
| fortune rendered work unnecessary,so there
! was no hope while that fortune remained.
Had it been wholly a bodily malady, I
could have argued you into the necessary
work for a cure. And, on the other hand,
ll.-l.l It Iw.m, -? i: 1
- .. UVVII II INVIIllll UISI'IIM', t lUI^Ul
have driven your body to help your mind.
Hut both were weak, and \ knew that you
must either woik or die.
"And now, my bov, I'll tell you where
my hope lay. I knew that you possessed
such a true pride of independence that you
would not depend upon others. I knew
that if you were forced to it you would
work. I saw Rowland, and told him my
plans. I assured him that if we could con
trive to get you to sea, and make you start
out into active life for the sake of life you
could be save !. lie joined me at once. 1
took your money and his, and then bade
him clear out. You know the rest. And
now tell me my boy; if I give you back
your fortune will you forgive me? Your
money is safe?every penny of it?to the
amount of a hnnred and fifty thousand dollars.
I'oor Rowland has suffered much in
knowing how you looked upon him ; but 1
know that he is amply rapaid by the sight
of your noble, powerful frame, as he sees it
to night. And now, George, nrc wo forgiven
It was a full.hour before nil the questions
of the happy friends could be asked and answered
; and when the doctor and liowland
had been forgiven and blessed for the twentieth
time, Mr. Wilton said ?" Wail /"
lie left the room, and when he returned
he led sweet Mary' by the hand.
Late in the evening, after the hearts of
our friends had fairly bogun to grow tired
with joy, George asked Mary how much
longer she was willing to wait. Mary asked
her father, and the answer was?
THE VICTORIES ON THE LAKES IN 1813-14.
Yesterday was the anniversary of the
victory on Lake Erie by Com. Perry on
llie 10th of September, 1813 ; and this day
is the anniversary of the victory on Lake
Chninplain by Com. Macdonough, on the
11th of September, 1814. ?
Perry aunounced the ovent in the follow'
ing graceful and modest style, in a letter to
the Secretary of the Navy, dated on the
day of the victory :
"Sin: It has pleased the Almighty to
give to tho arms of the United States o
signal victory over their enemies on this
lake. The British squadron, consisting of
two ships, two brigs, one schooner, and one
sloop, have this moment surrendered to Uje
force under my command, after a sha^
Macdonough aunounced his achievement
in the following brief and patriotio strain,
i in n letter to the Secretary of the Navy,
dated September 11,1814:
i "Sin: The Almighty has been pleasod
to grant us a signal victory on Lake Cham>
plain, in the capture of one fricrate. one
. brig, and two sloops of war of the enemy."
In Lis annual message of the 7th of December,
11313, President Madison thus referi
red to the brilliant victory of Com. Perry :
| " On Lake Erie, the squadron under the
, command of Captain Perry having met the
t British squadron ofBuperior force, a sans
guinary conflict ended in the capture of the
whole. The conduct of that officer, adroit
) as it was daring, and which was to well
. seconded by his comrades, justly entitle?
I 4a |KA -1
tu?iu w wo Buiuimuuii nna gratitude ol
F their country, and will fill an early page in
its uaval ann^la with a victory never sqri
paued in lustre, however much it ipajf
hayo beep in magnitude."
, In, hi* annual message of tlie 2Q^ pi
' September, 1814, Congress having :t>per
f convened in anticipation of the regula;
period, President Madison thus notioed th<
I gallant achievement of Coiq. tyacdenongh
i " On Lake Chavuplaiu, where our puperi
oiity had been for somo lime undisputed
, the British squadron lately came into actior
. with the American, commanded by Captain
> Macdonough. It issued in the capture ol
[ the whole of the enemy's ships. The bosl
I praise for this officer and his intrepid comrades
is in the likeness of his triumph tc
the illustrious victory which immortalized
- another officer, nud established at a critical
' moment our command of another lake."
; An immediate consequence of the success
of lYrry was the victory gained l>y Gen.
Harrison at the river Thames, over the
combined British and Indian forces, on the
i e.i. i--- - -
uiu ui v/ciuuer, lcsiy; and in connection
, with the triumph by Macdouough was tho
victory of Gen. Matfbmh over the enemy
on the 11th of September, 1814.
It seems to us that these brilliant events
do not maintain their propor interest in the
rcmemberanco of our countrymen. Two
generations have since sprung up, but erents
like those above described ought not so soon
past into obviltton.?National Intclligcnccr.
FRANCE IN TRANS-GANGETIC INDIA.
The countries composing the present Empire
of Anam, namely. Tonquin, Cochin
China, Cam bodj a, and Labs, a largo tract
of territory stretching 011 tho eastern shore
of that south eastern peninsular torminatirm
ll.u ? * -r * ? i *
I v.. inu vuiiuiiviit ui 4-\sia, wincii is usually
designated by the somewhat inappropiiali\
uane of Trans-Gangetic India, have,
together with the neighboring kingdom of
Sinm, been for a long time an object of
great attention on the part of the French.
Cochin China, now the ruling province, was
visited at ati earlv period by the French
missionaries and adventurers. At the time
when the French lost their possessions in
Itid'a proper, during the reign of Louis
XVI., the missionaries had made not less
than 400,000 converts to Catholic Christianity
in Anain, and the Cochin Chiueso
sovereign at Hue was surrounded by French
political and military advisers, who remained
in the country even after all intercourse
with their native land had been cut oft' by
the great Anglo-French war. In 1802,
they assisted in restoring to power the legal
heir to the throne, who had been ovcr,
^lrncd by a palace revolution. Hue the
^il, was then turned with their aid into
t-rate fortress in the European style
llie city is up to this day the most
European-looking city under native sway
in the whole of Asia, lint iu 1819, when
a change of the crowr. took place, the
friendship between the Court of Hue and
the French officers and missionaries, and
France herself came an end. The French
had the mortification to see their own influ
nee altogether eclipsed by that of the
Court of Pckin, tl.eir countrymen driven
!l\V:iV. til ft wnrlr nf llm
J J X/1 ?1IW WU I lOlllIll
ries destroyed, and all former treaties between
France and Cochin China set at
nought. The reason for this sudden change
may bo found in the panic created of the
power of the English Kast India Company.
They henceforward began to dread the encroachments
of foreigners, and leaned for
support upon the Einperor of China, of
whom tho Emperor Ming-Mang of Anam,
who ascended the throne in 1819, voluntarily
declared himself a vassal. Ilia successors,
Jion Tri, who reigned from 1842 to
1847, and Tou-Dour, who reigns now, have
persisted in the same line of policy. They
l.nvn ri^? ?1-1 " '
.....w iivi* viu^ |jicTciikt:u iin^iuimrics, UUv
likewise merchants from Europe, from establishing
regular factories throughout their
It is now said that the present emergencies
in the East have again suggested the
idea of France seizing openly by force ol
arms the port of Touran, and orocting a
military and commercial establishment under
the French flag there. The Emperor
of Anam having declared himself a vassal
of the Emperor of Chiua, the war against
China may furnish the pretext. The jeah
ousy of England, who is obliged to maintain
friendly relations with France, ib just
now not much dreaded. Ilutnors of such
an intention were current for some time,
but it is only now that they oan claim atJtontion,
when a newspaper whose connec
"with the government is no secret?the Constitutionnel
advocates the step, though ol
course in guarded language, and directly
disclaiming that it expresses the views oi
the French government. Tha artf<j)q/is apparently
thrown out as a feeler^jnd/in this
sense it is desirable that the attention ol
the public in England ?houl(| be early
1 drawn to the plan.
An old farmer?one who feared neithei
God nor man?had hired a devout negro,
and to get some Sunday work out of liim,
would always plan a caw of" necessity" on
Saturday, and on Sunday morning would
put this point to the man's conscience. One
morning Sambo proved refractory?" he
would work no njore on Sunday," Tl?e
I master argued with him that it a case
of necessity?that the Scripture allowed 9
P man to get out of a pit on the Sabbath
day a beast that had fallen in. f*Yes,
roassa," rejoined the b|iic]f, ** bqt yf fa
tpept Saturday in digging depit far dt
ti a? woman wiih
er daughter, looking at a marbl# attfuU
r of Girard, in the Collage building, the athei
i day, iUrtled th* byataotkrt by axolain^W
; ?I/* Sally, ho# #$t? Ije wa* p '
COUSIK SALLY DILL AH IX
I IIT HAMILTON C. JONES.
, "We think it liigh time?any several cxf
changes?that Cousin Sally Dillard, Cap.
tain Ilice <fc Co., were again brought to the
. memory of the public. Tliey deserve to be
( re-produced every few years. Especially
I will they keep our friends in a good humor
I with themselves for at least n week afief the
Sckne?A Court of .Ttttlice in Xort/l Carolina.
A beardless disciple of Themis rises and
-I I *' "
lima iiuuiuss iiio vyouri:?" iuay it please
your worships, and you, gentlemen of the
ju y, since it luis been my fortune (good or
bad I will not say) to exercise myself in legal
disquisitions, ii lias never befallen me to
be obliged to prosecute so direful, marked
and malicious an assault. A more willful,
violent, dangerous battery, and finally a
more diabolical breach of the peace lias
seldom happened in a civilized country,
and I dare say it has seldom been your duly
to pass upor. one so shocking to benevolent
feelings, as this which took place over at
Captain llice's, in this county. But you
will hear from the witnesses."
The witnesses being sworn, two or three
were examined and deposed. One said
thai ho heard the noise and did not see the
fight, another that lie seen the row but
didn't know who struck first, and a third
that ho was very drunk and couldn't say
much about the skrimmnge.
Lawyer Chops?I am sorry, gentlemen,
to have occupied your time with the stupidity
of the witnesses examined. It arises,
gentlemen, altogether from misapprehension
on my part. JIad I known, as I now
do, that I had a witness in attendance who
was well acquainted with all the circumstances
of the case, and who was able to
make himself clearly understood by the
court and jury, I thould not so lung have
uvajiiisauu upon your lime and patience.?
Come forward, Mr. Harris, and be sworn.
So forward comes tlie witness, a fat shuffy
old man, a " leetlo" corned, and took liis
oath with an air.
Chops?Harris, we wish you to tell all
about the riot that happened the other day
at Giptain Rice's, and, as a good deal of
time has already been wasted in circumlocution,
we wish you to be compendious,
and at the same time as explicit as possible.
Harris?Adzackly, (giving the lawyer a
knowing wink, and at the same time clearing
his throat.) Captain Rico ho gin a
treat, and cousin Sally Dillard she como
over to our house and axed me if my wife
she moun'tgo ? I told cousin Sally i>illard
that my wife was poorly, being as how she
had a touch of the rheumatics in the IiId.
and tbe big swamp was in the road, and
the big swamp was up, for there bad been
n heap of rain lately, I ut howsomever, as
it was she, cousin Sally Dil.'ard, my wife
she mout go. Well, cousin Sally Dillard
then nxod me if Mose be moun't got I
told cousin Sally Dillard that he was tbe
foreman of the crap, and the crap was
Bmartly in the grass; but, howsomever, as
it was she, cousin Sally Dillard, Mose he
the namo of common sense*
Mr. Harris, what do you mean by this
Witness?Captain Ilice he gin a treat,
and cousin Sally Dillard she come over to
our house and axed mo if my wife she
moun't go ? I told cousin Sailv Dillard?
Chops?Stop, sir, if you please; we
don't want to hear anything about your
cousin Sally Dillard and your wife; tell us
about tl?e fight at Rice's.
Witness?Well I will, sif, If you ^ill let
Chops?Well, sir, go on.
Witness?Well, sir, Capt. Itico he gin
a treat, and cousin Sally Dillard she come
over to our to house aud axed me if my
wife &he moutn't go?
Chop??There it it again. Witness
. please to stop.
Witness?Well, air, what do you want?
Chops?We want to know about the
fight, and you must not proceed in this iin
pertinent story. Do you know anything
_i ? ?t ?? ?
nuuui lue uiuuer ueiore iue Uourt 7
: "Witness?To be sure I do.
f)J)op??Well, you go on ajjd tell it, and
f nothing else.
Witness?Well, Capt. Rice he gin a
Chops?This is intolerable. May it
please the Court, I move that this witness
be committed for a contempt; he seems to
be trifling with this Court.
Court?Witness, you are beforo a court
of justice, and unless you behave yourself in
9 iporp becoming n)?n??r. yo.t* yriH be ?ent
to jail; so begin and tell what you know
about the fight at Capt. Rice's.
Witness, (alarmed)?Well, gentlemen,
CapL I$ieo Lo gin a treat, and cousin Sally
Chops?X hope t|ip witness may be ordered
Court, (after deliberating)?Mr. Attorney,
fhe Coqrt is of the option that yto may
ave Unto by letting the witnea* go on in
bis own way. Proceed JJarris, with
your story, to tbe poic*,
Witness?Yea, gentlemen. Well, Capi
UftHRtetw gin a tra&t, nn cwam Sally
DilUrd sho come over to owr tape and
: a^d me if ray wlfr ehe raounH got I told
' pojpto &tfHy that my WifoaJ^ w^s
| poorly, being as how she had the rho unatics
in her hip, and the big swamp was up;
but, howsomever, as itwas she, cousin Sally
Dillard, my wife she inout go. Well, cousin
Sally Dillard then axed me if Mose he
moutu'ut go. I told cousin Sally Dillard
as how Moso he was the foreman of the
crap, and the crap was smartly in the grass;
but, howsomever, as it was she, cousin Sally
Dillard, Mose he mout go. So they goes
on together, Mose, my wife,.and cousin Sally
Dillard, and they come to the big swamp,
and it was up, as I was telling you ; but
being as how there was a log across the
big swamp, cousin Ssdly Dillard and Moso,
like genteel folks, they walked the log, but
my who iikc a darned lool, hointed up her
coats and?waded right throgh !
CIiops?Heaven and earth, this is too
bad ; but go on.
"Witness?Well, that's all I know uboul
STYLE OF LIFE AMONG THE LITERARY MEN
Descending the steps which led from tho
plaza iu Covent Garden, we entered Evans,'
that "abode of supper and song," as it was
poeticaly called by its enthusiastic proprietor,
who, meeting us as strangers to do the
honors of his establishment, and having offered
us preliminarily, with the well bved
air of an old courtier, a pinch of scented
snuff from his golden box, led us through a
long avenue of supper tables and resolutely
happy fellows, to the highest seat of the
great subterranean hall. There was much
to be seen and admired by the way, if we |
..u.iv uu> jm.mhu hum, who na<i, apparently,
all the masterpieces of the English school
hanging from his expensive walls.
There was the Garriuk by Reynolds, "an
undoubted original"?the Mrs. Siddous
ditto,?the genuine John Keinble l>y Lawrence?the
Mrs. Jordon, and all the pretty
Pollys and Dollys, the gentleman Johns
light comedy Jacks, of the theatrical celebrity
and cotlec house 'notoriety; and there
was Johnson, and the delightful, blundering
Goldsmith, pniuted to the life; but there
was Thackeray, under the counterfeit presentment,
but in life itself, puffing, drinking
and encoring, as life alone can puft', drink
o.wl - - -- ---
....u vniA/if, in n genuine chtaro oscuro of
smoke and tobacco, and mint of bot whiskey,
through which his great round, ruddy
face was shining like a full, red, tropical
moon. The comic gentleman having sung
bis lost stave.
"So sing mid be meny, for timo'a on the wing,
Who knows what to morrow for ninny may
the curtain being dropped, and the last
drop of punch drained, we rise simultaneously
with Thackeray, who has been seated
at the next table just in front of the stage.
Availing ourselves of tli-? iirivile<r?
? I "b" UVi,,u
gcrs, we watch liis great towering figure
striding through the crowd of table sitters
until bo takes his seat in a distant corner,
where Uo is heartily roceivcd with a
fellow, and renewed calls for punch, ly
three other ovidoutly kindred souls.
By the aid of our host, stimulated by
Yankee curiosity, wo were not long in
doubt about the company. The large imposing
looking gentloman who first fill* our
eyes ia somo one, it matters not who. Tho
second one is Mowbray Morris, a snug, business
like man, tho general manager of the
Times; and that little fellow there, with
the sharp eagle^face, and long, white hair,
all pushed back from the forehead, who
seems to do all the talking, and a full share
oi iuo drinking into the bargain, is Douglas
Jerrold. lie is evidently under tlio full inspiration
of the occasion, and liis barbed
wit is flying fast and frequent, n^d mark
how, as he drives forward that wedge-liko
head of his, as if determined to open a space
in the heads of the listeners for each word
he utters and stick it theie.
lie looks older than he is, from the
whiteness pf his hair, and the shrunk appearance
of his person ; increased, doubtless
by the loose and ill-arranged dross. You
would say, at first sight, that he might be
sixty-five years of age, but as you watched
the sharp, darting glances of his grey eyes
?which, though full, seemed small, when
concentrated in the easrerness of his anima-!
tccj conversation, and observe the qqick,
rapid movements of Lis features, and the
lively nrn#ci}lar actjon of his whole body?
yoil are not surprised (o learn that he is ten
l^ut a few weeks since Jerrold thus look-:
ed, talked, and set the table in a roar. It
was long after midnight \yhen we left and
he and Thackeray, and their companions!
were yet in the full tide of joyous convivality.
The compnijy jpay have seen hira since
)n t}ip * abode of supper and of song," for
no ppe WW A more frequent visitor than
Jerrold ; but they will not see Jjiin more.?
How the comio song of that night copies
up again to the mepiory, mocking sorrow
likp laughs at a funeral.
"So sing and be merry, for time's on t)ia wing,
Who knows what to-morrow for mauy may
A young follow was talking politics with
a young lady ho adored. - Her name was
Mary, and il?e lymptbl^od with |Le ?now
u Oh, said she, in a depreciating tope, "I
see yoq are not a $now Nothing P
MOb, no, of course not," said he; "how
could I be ijhen I worship the Virgin
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"THE DISBANDED VOLUNTEER" AT CAMP
Tlie following description of a camp
meeting in Schoharie county, N. Y., l>y "the
Disbanded Yoluntoer," appears in the NewYork
Sunday Times, which truly remarks
that it is one of the dkbanded's 41 palpable
hits." It Becras rathe:- irreverent, to be suro,
but the old fellow means all his covert Ratirc
for fanaticism and hypocrisy, not for.
genuine religion :
Sa;,\t Nickalas J.Iottel, Aug. 14.
J&ldylurs of (he Sunduy Times.?I roturnt
vesterdav from si.-r?l.? . ~
wliar I licv ben witnessing the extrordinery
and frantiek capers of relidjin turnt ont to
grass. In utlier wurds, lvc ben to sea tha^
specious of the rooral elcfant called a cainp.
meetin. It was all noo to me, never beviu
i pnrdissipated in wnn of these precchin and
pay in bees afore. I persooin tliar was
about five hundred sinners ca l?e camj*
ground, and niebbee fifty or sixty saints, or
less, kwartered in tents and shanties. The
sinners, as I was informed by wun of tlio
watchmen of the camp, had cum to bo
born agen, nnd the saints, I spose, attended
as a kinder rcli?ljis vecooshers lo assist in.
that myrnckalus oncrashiii. Tim iiro/.?l.o?
us was. nateval, ocliyjiidu the bcbtslianly on
the ground ; and this hcdUwuvlois of liolin'ss
was amply jmrwishined to stand a
week's scge from llie enemy and all hi*
imp,1?, which was natcvn> also, tho Jaberer
j bein wurlhy of his hycr. Skriinmaging
with Satan at ninety degrees of lfariuheat
in the shade, is blazin wurk ; and. as lhar
was fou* sarminls six hims, two. sams, and
twenty-two yj;airs got off door.in, the day
and mte I was on the spot, imo willin to
admit that these Iievinly bush fiters airnt
I thar grub and the colleckshuns, which was
fre^uint. The mutiny, howsever, was for
the salviishin of ilm ~i ** 1'
?i.v vuutij uttio ui iUJiuuy*
gascar, who is literilly starvin for Uibles,
and lies resently ben compellea to eto two
misshianeiries in order parshilly to gratify
tliar pious appetighls ontil the arrival of a
cago of tlie bred of life. In coarse, omler
setch suckenstances conlribushins.wns libral,
and I hope when tho savidges gets t,ho
Bibles and Testy menls it may do cm
The ruft* pine stand. in the seuter of tho
camp was filld doorin the hours of wursliip
with indiwiduals in black, sut<es, whito
chokers, nnd strait grcesv hair. All thar
faces peered to hev ben sot nrler tho snmo . .
pattern?eyes thrown uppards, mouth cor^
ners pullied down, and a general expression .
as ef thev was nnrlpr ?! ? ""I'"" 1 *- *
...u gonui, UCU UIU
adoo to thar friends, and was goia be
turnt off in the full expecktashin of an :
overlastin brile. They dident feel that way?
Ime awar?kwite tho rewai^e but appeerinces
is so doseetful !
Well, these specimen ts of the salt of the
airth tuk It in turns to preech and pray and
sing, until theyM all lied a shy at sin and
inickety. Thar principal tropics was onauenclmlilo
fir? n?/i ---* *
4 ? - ...IU Uinuiiu^c, HTK^ 11^6
varus modes of apply in the 6ame to the
squirmin poppylashin of the lower rejins.
Sura was deskribed as swimmin on lickwid
combustablcs ; aura as. feedin vorashisly on
red hot coles, and ben everlostingly refused
a drink of water to cool off with; and
uthers as bo:n contilally surrounded with
flames without bein consumed, liko ono of
Herring1? salamander's. All the lin\e tlija
was goiu on, them as bed cum to get relidjin,
and was bound to hev it?spesbally thq
wimmin on the frunt setes?kept scr?echiu
" Glory !" " llallylooyer 1" And the hotter
the prcechcr beted Tofit, and the more airuOst|y
he declared that they were all bound
... ..mi, uiiwivsiiiii, me more tuey yelled
" Glory r " Glory J"
Alter gettin tLroo this inlercsliu pari of*
his discoarse, the minister geurally went in
fur the new birth, upou witch the fecraales
who hed hollered "glory" nod "hallylooyer"
over the fire and brimstone passidgea, began
to grone audsithc, and pray to be delivered,
as ef they was in the gl'atcst agenuy- Sevral
drapt off the benchis and was carrid in
kickin convulshins into thai- tents and slianttes,
whar they afterwards receved spirityal
consohifihin from llio ? *'
, -,17 .* > it wcu iuey
pum out of the fltsl tbey were copsiddercd
as Levin experenced relidjurt, and beiu iu a
fair way for the new birtb.
Not bpip trnhbled yitfl epny aim turns of
tbe prevalin spirityal eppydpqjick, J, kept
my wctber eyp pipped, and watched what
was agoju on along tbe outskearta of tha?
camp, as well aa in tlie intecryur. \Yhi|e
so dooin, I seen a good many brethren and
?istera wandering off inter the bushes, wbar
tbey styrotiqips rerponed as much *? an
hour?prayIn I persoom. ^Iso I wunit or
twicst lookt inter tbe shanties whRr young
wiinmin just convinced of sip w*8 recevip
relidjps ipstruptipps from tbe preechera. |
never so* p sptcb brutberly luv?it was truly
As 1 was ridin to the mlerode sUahio in
the mornin, ro flee tin on the tparciei of
Providence, and comparip the pveechio and '
the prayii) W Sfcoh^rry to the manna in
the wtlderpesft, I cum Upon a board nailed
to a tff$ by the rode side, having this it}skripahin
"Tfllfl |B THE -WAV TO Tttll.
I tyck a ^uick larf, thinlrin to 9
M thar'a mapny a troo word Mid io jn\.
I jv PfSPANDED VOLUNT^B.