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BY DAVIS & CREWS. ABBEVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1858. VOL. XIV NO. 41
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BREAD UPON THE WATERS.
11 v iiki.i.n k or..\vr.s.
It was a gloomy room, in a crowded ten
cmcut house?low, narrow, and unwhole
some?and a pale laced child was its onh
inmate. She was a continued invalidyon
might trace that in her hollow cheek
and the Strang-, unnatural lustre of he
large hluc eyes?the Maine of life was hurn
very low on the altar of her childish lx-inj
yet here she was alone. The old arm chai
in which she reclined was cu>hioiird will
one or two pillows, and a inde pine ho;
was tlie sole support of her liny, him
veined feet. There was no eat pel on lh<
mouldering floor, and in more than on<
place door anil window had yielded (<> tin
remorseless hand of decay, ami pr-sentcd :
most dilapidated aspect. Yet ail the .-can
ty furuilure was arranged a- neatly as p.is'
*il>!e, and there was even s?mn? faint at
tempts at taste, as in a l>il of ga\ !y co1oi-?m1
chintz spread over the ehild*> tootMool. au<!
a solitary flower placed in tin- window scat,
where sunbeams could t?m? !i its eme'aW
That flower! h;id I K"m(\-*s i.i.in.
panioii Its n?y:i! hivuitv am! liiMiiisince
scciiH')] sliantjc sun! out <>f )>hne in
the si|iialli(l. lo\v-reile<l nmin, y??* it vfi w
siiid llourislicil there, as if its n>.?ls 1 ;i< 1 i!? ? !?
nomislicd in tin; velv?t s.> 1 nf IJ.'ikI.mikmt'.s
stream. Ami little Krsty la\ huh in li? r
comfortless chair, ami I??>!;c?l al tin- j.! 11 ?licl
ruse which <ini\ere<l lik<-. a nihy ih"|>
among t ho leaves. and watihcd tin* sunlight
writing its golden message on the ctim-oii
folds ?f the bloasotn with :i vague iVe'ing
*v of wonder.
A 11 was so strange that the radiant sun.
^ w hose glory lay on inarhle pillars and stately
dwellings far away should come to
into her lonely, loiielv loom !
"Is that you, Jamie?" she said, softly,
as tlie door opened, and a l>?<y of tw?.lve
11 Yes. Do you feel any heller, Knly ?
Arc you tired of being left alone J"
And the liov look.-d tenderly into li?-r
1.1..0 ?.... i - ' -? 1 | "
uiuii ami pallet l llH! ailDIM'lt Hall' I roll)
Jit:r forehead. with a loving touch.
44NoL very, hill there is such a weary
aching ion in I my heart, ami sometimes it
seems all on lire. How cool your hand
^ feels, Jamie!*'
" Never mitnl, Katv, I've 1 ??-0!i sawing
wood, ami earned a whole jtirti!? *, and I'm
going to lay it out. in apples and oranges to
sell down town, i'il make a mint of money,
and then won't we have a g>..<! >upt>er
when mother comes home from work I
shouid'nt wonder if we had a hit of cake
and a hunch of grapes over and ahove the
medicine that the 1 )ispensarv duc.lor or.lered
for you ?*'
Katy smiled and shook her head, as if
deprecating ibis piece of extravagance.
"Yes we will, Katy," resumed Iter brother,
"'lainI often we taste anything but dry
broad and choose, and 1 havn't foigollcii
tliat it's your birthday, sis?you're ten
years old to-day. JScsides, you need something
to |nit a shade of color into these pale
f chocks; the doctor said you niutl have
toothing to temjit your appetite."
?le bent down to kiss the marble forelad
as he spoke.
( " llow lovely that rose is, to be sure!
)> almost as good as company to you,
V, isn't it? Are you willing I should
re you alone again for a little while ?"
Yes, Jamie, I dou't mind it miicli," slie
Iswercd, with a deep, weary sigh, " but
turn as soon as you can, please!"
I And her wistful, hollow eyes watched
j lim from the room, w ith that earnest, startfing
look that we only find beneath the very
shadow of death.
Down at the piers all was confusion and
uproar?busy passengers hurrying from
newly arrived boats?turbid waters Hashing
nnd rolling against mossy pj^ts?awaying
crowds and loud, dissonant voices, created
a small Bedlam around the docks, and little
Jamie wandered around with his board of
frint, feeling very lonely and bewildered.?
lie had piled up the iroldeii oranges with
their sunniest sides upward?he had polished
the red cheeked apples until diey
?hone like mirrors?yet nobody stopped to
f " Carriage, sir?" "Take you to the Astor
House "Up Broadway in a twinkling,
ma'am!" " Ere'a your 'MrulJ, Tribune
and Ejrprcgg. Latest steamer from
j Europe! Have a paper, sir ?"
I Poor Jamie ! amid all this tumult, what
V^tbancd had ho of being heahl or noticed ?
HfiT&d.pickod <Hjt the very hunch of gropes
. ? * -mil
that lie inienaea lor ji^-, in Taylor's windowf
as l.e came by?a plumjxapopletlc
') bunch, dangling from a crimson 4hrend,
where the sunshine lay full on (lie pftrple
bloom, and amethvstic shadows lurked
among its fullness of fruitage. J ust at present
the tempting morsel seemed very far off
to. Jamie's imagination.
Determined not to givo way without a
vigorous effort, however, Jamie stepped
Ivnt/llw forward to the first nerson he saw.
and held up his wares with a modest, "Buy
?oranga, sir I" . . u.
Now, as ill-fortune would Lave it, this
possible customer was a fat, ill-tempered,
pursy old man, whose -choler had just been
iofiattied to fever heat by the inadvertent
descent of a heavy nailed boot heol on his
ravuiile com. At all times ho consider
o'.augo boys a nuisance, but just now 1
sU-mlcr (plota of patience was entirely i
hatistcd. lie aimed a muttered oath ai
" a furious blow at the lair haired boy, ai
* nislied past, to catch a retreating omnibi
v" Jamie sprang aside just in time to esea
" tin; brutal blow, but it descended full up<
s . It is stock in trade, scattering apples ai
r | oranges far and wide! Jle was standii
* j close to tlie edge of the pier, and most
t tint fruit llew into the water, where it we
i' | bobbing up and down willi the tide, in
1 i tuo.?L tantalising manner. A low appl
< roiled under the feet of the crowd, but
whs impossible to secure thuui again.
' j .I.iinie's first, sensation was that of iinli
' naiit wrath?tin- Mood m-died in angry to
' rciit to 11is cheek and blow, and lie shot
i liis small li t impotent !y in tlic directh
- wliirli the fat man had taken. 15ut in :
' instant a feeling of foiloiti wretchedne:
c.'iinc over him?no tempting bit of cakeI
no purple grapes for poor little Kuly?pe
I Imps not even a supper, for lie well kne
, that 11ir? mui11er's wages must go towar<
I tlie rent of the room. They depended ei
, til el v on liis exertions for their eveniii
imal?and the miii was dc.'Htiiiig in tl
The rcllcetion was too much for his l>o;
i>!i hiart, and lie was so!ihiu<r violent!
wlii-n a gentle hand was laid oil liis shou
li-r. 11 >t:i11 1 ii]>, an?l hefoie him s t o<
a |>!f:isaiit looking gciiSleiiian, who li.i
wati-lif.) die whole transaction,
j " There, my hoy," ho said, laying a siivi
| <!<>Uar in thu hoy's hard palm, "thai will si
you up again. No thanks?the money w;
intended for sonic piece ot oxtravagaiie
j ami 1 cliooMi to lay it. ?>nt thus. ]>ut n
j member this, my l>i?y ? when you arepu-i
i * <! down in the mere, don't stop to ni
your bruises, hut pick yourself up ami Ma
.J.tnii thought tlie smile witli wliic.li tit
was said tin: pU>:t<;iiitv.st ami kindest explosion
that ever brightened a human face, hi
ere he could stammer out his thanks, tli
gentl'-tnan was gone.
j The buy Malted for home with a ligl
and j'>vi?:.'s heart, stopping to purchase tli
cheri.-hed morsels of fruit rnd sweet cake o
his way. The gentleman walked leisure!
up Broadway. Seeing at a bookstore tli
title of a Newly pubii.-hed work that li
much d'-siivd to read, his footsteps iuvolui
' tarily turned in that direction, but in a
i iiwl n.t 1... ?? ..!.? - : - - '
I.V. I, <'11, I'liiiwiiuii; IIIJ IIIS jiuei
e s, ami mutinming to himself willi a smil
' Can't it?one luxury in a da
ought to be enough !"' There was a va:
dill'erence between man ami child in the
j capacities for enjoyment?hut both wei
I happy that night.
The supper was a joyful ceremony in tli
garret room that evei'tig. The grapt
ph ased Katy's delicate appetite to a chain
and the story of the dollar was listened t
''I wish I could see the kind gentleman
said the child, earnestly, ''l would give hii
my beautiful lose, if he liked llowers ?"
She looked strangely pretty that nigh
her head resting on her brother's shoulde
while Jamie fed her with the iuic.v hprri.
one by one, as :i bird might Iced its youn
"Why, how blight the color in your cliec
is!" cried Jamie, "I believe you have bee
stealing the red shadows from your favori
rose. Mother, 1 am sure Kaly will g
The next morning, while yet ilie gold<
spear of sunrise was in rest among the [in
l?le hills, lillle Kaly died.
The moss of twenty years had gathert
upon Katy's her.d-stone?the violets of ?
years had blossomed over her grave?nt
it was a glorious nulumu day, whoso li^l
streamed along tlie busy thoroughfare, an
shone on the magnificent marble erect io
devoted to tlie expensive operations of tl
celebrated bank of .
A splendid carriage, cushioned with vt
vet and glittering brightly to the suusnin
was drawn up opposite the door, waiting I
take the great banker to his palatial lioni
The spirited horse, foaming and prancinj
could hardly be curbed, and the drive lookt
vvonderingly toward the door, and marvel
ed why his usually punctual master did n<
Mr. A met stood in a little oflicc op^niu
from the main bank, where the long row
of clerks were linlulinn
. ..WW vvMvtoig VIUI Ultll UWK5,He
had been looking over a little pock
book which he always carried about wit
him, for some note, or bill, find, as he turne
its page, a bit of folded paper dropped ou
The banker opened if, and although twet
ty years had deadened the first edgo of h
sorrow, the tears rushed.to his eyes as the
fell on the contents. A fxuutfl sketch, rud
and unfinished, of a meek browed child?
foflk of soft brown hail'?and tho perfume
dust ot a crimson rose?these wero dearer t
the banlcer than his vaults of yellow gold.
As lie looked at tliem, a tremulous voi<
without arrested oar.
"I would be glad would buy, gei
tlcrncn, for my need is very jgragt. I hav
a sickly daughter at home yfh6!%yjit t
"Be off about your business," was tl
sharp Rejoinder, "I wonder who let you ii
Don't j*ou see you are not wanted hero 1"
The voice seemed to strike a re*ponsiv
abord in t^c rich ?surely hehs
o?l heard its mild tunes before. He partial
lis opened the door, and called out sternly :
;x "Mr. Waters, show that gentleman in
nd , you please."
nd The abashed clerk obeyed, not witho
is. surprise, and the bowed old man, with li
110 heavy basket of strawl erries, came hunib
in into the private room of the great bnnk<
id "Will you take a chair, sir J" politely i
i?r ! <|iiired Mr. Arnet, moving forward a lux
of j rious /'nutmil.
. I Tl... ,.1.1 . 1. . <v i i . t
\/?v? man lUUK U|l IMS IIIH, il]?UlOgOl
! call v.
".Sir, 1 fear lliat I intrude on your valu
.* hie time*. If you would buy sonic of 11
11 | fiuil?necessity, you know, is strong, ni
I my poverty is extreme. I was not alwai
? in siu:li a position."
' i Mr. Aniet watched the proud turn (
that gray head with a singular smile ; an
then silling down to liis de.-k, he wrote u
a cheche, and handed it across the table.
I "<*no thousand dollars!" faltered the ol
man, as he read, turning red and while in
hivalli. lie held it towards the banker.j
'"Sir, I Imped you were too much of a gei
tleiuan to make sport of age and dislrcs
" Is there anything to j?-st about in iny want:
= "Not at all, sir. You spoke of a siekl
; daughter. 1 have a cottage vacant, jn
t outside the oily, with fountain, grounds an
^ conservatory. If you and your duught<
will occupy it rent five, I shall be very irla
' to have y<>u take care ??f il for mo."
I The old man stood while ami blcathles
; as it in a dream. In an instant, his liati
! was taken in the warm clasp of the gre;
L'1 j "Mv friend, my benefactor, you have f<>
j gotten me, hul mv 3*out 11 fill memory
stronger than yours. Is it possible tin
L'" j you have 110 rcinenibrance of me?'1
'* j 'J'lie old man shook liis head.
j "Vet il is folly to expert it, when I ai
II I so changed. Listen, sir," he resumed, wit
| a height earnest smile; "have you no rei
ls j oilectioti of .1 forlorn bov, on a crowde
s' pier, whose little all was scattered by a iiid
11 blow? llave you forgotten bis distress
10 have you forgotten that a kind Strang',
stopped to comfort, him not only by inonc
but by cheering words !"
c "Is it possible!" stammered the old man.
" "Yes, it is possible. I am that forlor
i' boy. Your money, which that night suj
10 plied my dying sister with luxuries an
lC pleasure, has proved the stepping stone t
my princely wealth. Sir, I was a raggc*
" friendless bov, but my heart treasured u
v" your kind words as priceless jewels, an
L'> new the time has come when I may, i
' j some measure, icnav them with iiiii-n-u "
The ul.l man moved his pah*. j
" though In: would speak, but the banket' t<
e miiiiimI itslantly :
' I am alone in the worM ; 1113' mother
dead, and mv little sister, whose last won
>s were of your kindness, has gone, years ag<
'> to her eternal home. I owe everything t
0 you, and now I have a favor to ask."
"A furor and of mc/"
? 4iTliat you will licneoforth allow me 1
" provide for "you, and consider me as yoi
son. My carriage is at the door, and wi
l' take you wheresoever you wish to go. I3i
r' stay a moment first."
s He took a tiny volume from his breas
bound in faded velvet, with claspings of ta
mi "This book was my dead sistei's liibh
te it lay on her pillow when she died, an
et since that hour it has been my constat
companion. There is a passage hero tin
:ii lias ever been present to my mind sint
r- your kind deed gave hope and courage I
He opened the volume, and through
>d soft mist of grateful tears, the old matt rea
>0 the Scripture words :
id "Cast I ft I/ bread upon the witters; fc
lit ihon shall Jind it after many days."
^ Vis!liny the City.?A country gentlema
who has lived near us so long that h
ie might pass for a native of these tliggini
although he was born nearer you than m<
was obliged to visit your city on business,
'' fi>\v II'IM'I.'U !UM ill llir> "f !
"'V IMIUOl KJi uiu jmim
lie took quarters at a boarding house, an
u his rustic dress and appearance exposed hii:
to the observation and renjiirk of a smai
young lad}', of very uncertain age, who sii
opposite to hitn at the dinner tabic. T?
^ king him for a decidedly verdant son of ih
soil, she proceeded to quiz him at her leis
? ure. The gentleman perceived her drifi
s and be humored the joke. In the couis
of her inquiries she asked?
" Did you ever visit our groat city be
h fore ?"
(' " Yes, ma'am, I did, several years since.'
" Did you come by railroad or stcainboa
in those days?"
18 "Neither of tliem things was in us<
7 when I como to town."
Ifl Ml IT . ? -
- iou inusi uave come by stage?"
a " Not exactly that way neither."
d "In a wheelbarrow, perhaps ?"
? " No, not that way neither."
*' You must liave come on foot?"
:e " Not exactly bo, ma'am."
" Well, how then did you como?do tel
re " Well, if you must know, I was bori
mj here, Juno 24, 1814, at No. 40 Walke
street, near tire Bowery." . * * N .<
$ k^The young fady-was perfectly satis8&
Q. jflLdWinn?fl ilia J 1
"? yv?>?I WIIUU) U|ne
nnpt^nnd finiahedjxter dinner another tiqUf
fe having Ttorned a'lessaon to mind her owi
id \>wniM.^Karpeif?. Magazine. ? ,jaM
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jf AN OLD MAN S D1UEAM. " fur
it r o 1.1 v K 11 w KNIIKL II <> i. m p. n.
lis O! for one liowr of youtliful joy! wli
lv Civ.- Iisiek my tw?nlietli Rpringl ;,|?j
,j. I'll rather laugh a l?rii;lit-liiii *???! hoy l|1(1
Than ivigii a j;rey-liaiied king! .
il- Oil" willi tli?? wrinkled spoils of age! at I
Away willi learning'* crown t jut"'
j. Tear out life's wisdom written page, vol"
Ami dash its trophies down ! ^
One momi'iil let my life-Moml stream ill .
l'"runi ImvliooiiV fount of llatu? ! <
1 " Ul'll
1(1 <?ive meoiie jjiildy, ! ? 11n_tr dream
l\s Of life all love and lame! 1 ""
Mv listening angel heard the prayer, pj.tJ
Ami calmly sniililiit ."aid?
ill "If 1 Iml touch thy silvered hair,
,U" Thy hasty wish had sped. ",l?'
" Hut is there nothing in thy track j v
M To liiil thee fondly stay,
;i While the swift, seasons hurry hack
_ To I'u.d the wished for day ?" ^ 'K
I* Ah, truost soul of woman kind! f>.
Without tliec, what, were life?
!'? One bliss I cannot leave behind; l*"71
. I'll take?my precious wife! ;l '''
>.t I n?i. ' '
aim: iiugn iiiok a sappmiv prn
1 At??l wrote in rainlmw Jew?
c " The man wniili! he a h01/ nirain, cm.
tj Ami lie a iir.-iiAMi too!" will
" Ami is there nothing yet unsaid
s? Hrlore the change appears? Stc.
<J all I hoi r gifts have tied win
With those dissolving years!" mil
Why, yes; fur memory would recall
r- My fViml paternal joys;
is 1 could not hear to h-avc them all ; }'oll
^ I'll take my?girl and hoys! lillt
The smiling angel dropped his pen?
"Why this will never do;
n The mail would lie a ho;/ again, I"1
|( And he a fat111:11 too!" win
And so I laughed?my laughter woko
il Til" household with its noise? Voll
And wrote my dream, when morning l>roke? tllU
5 To iileasi! the trrcV-huired linvn. I .? >:
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:T BROTHERLY AFFECTION. '"U1
v In tlic leign of (Jeen A11 tie, a soldier, be- t<> I
longing to the marching regiment which was ly,
" quarter' 1 in tlie city of Worcester, was you
n taken up for desertion, and, being tried by it )'
). a court-martial, was sentenced to by shot, will
d The Colonel and Lieutenant-Colonel being will
o at the time in Loudon, the command of strn
1? the regiment desended in course to the will
jv major, a most cruel and inhuman man. a c*
i] The day on which the deserter was to be can
11 executed having arrived, the regiment as is will
usual 011 such occasions was drawn out to ^ ,Ji
is see the execution. lire
It is the custom on these occasion to triv
draw lols from the several corporals for ly 1
js this disagreeable olliee; and when every stai
is one expected to see these lots as usual, thev am!
^ were surprised to find lliat the Major had pro
0 given orders that tho prisoner should die acc
by llie hands of his own brother, in the ma
same com pan}', and who, when the cruel ma
0 order arrived, was taken leave of his un- At
,r happy brother, and with tears fast flowing will
II that expressed the anguish of his soul^ less
hanging for the last time about his neck. wit
On his knees did the poor fellow beg
,1 that he might not have a hand in his
r! brother's death; and the poor prisoner, "e.v
forgetting for the moment his petitions to lrm
>! II(?:ivr>l! I)i>irirr>il tc\ /Iif lm m?- I......I-. '
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d those of his brother. The unrelenting
it officer, however, could l>y no means be |na
it prevailed on to revoke his cruel sentence,
:e though entreated to do so by every officer
.0 in the regiment; on the contrary, he swore ' ^
that the brother, and lie only, should be j
ft tlie executioner if it were merely for exam- ^
d pie's sake, to make justice appear more
terrible. When much time had been
wasted in fruitless endeavors to soften the ^
rigor of this inhuman sentence, the prisoner ^ ^
? prepared to die, and the brother to be the ,
n 1 1 . face
^ The Major, strict to the maxims of wu'
' cruelt}', stands close to sec that the piece *
1 ivii<i nmm>rlv Inndml u'liioli lwitn? bod
^ J , .....x,.. UVIIS,
lie directs that tlie third motion of his cane *
(j shall be the signal to fire. Accordingly, a.. was
n the third motion, the Major, instead of the *
t prisoner, received tho bullet through his l',ai
t own head, and fell lifeless to the ground. ^
The man 110 sooner discharged tho pioce, 18
e than throwing it on the ground lie ex- *
claimed: . *'00
" lie that can give no mercy, no mercy I
' let him receive. Now, I puhmit; I had ,st 1
rather die this hour for that man's death I
than lire a thousand years and take away revc
the life of my brother." . ,
? No one seemed to bo sorry for this unexpected
piece of justice on the inhuman Major^
and the man being ordered into custody. "
many gentlemen present, who had been ,cCI
0 witnesses to the whole affair, joined to ^",9
entreat the officers to defer the execution s'lfu
6f tlio other brother till the .Queen's pleas* a V?
ure should bo known. wor
The request being complied with, the mar
City Charfiber that very night drew up a MCC
very feeling and pathetic address to her reR^
1 Majesty, setting forth the unparalleled cruel- co: ty4of
the deceased officer, and humbly entreh- UP 1
. ted licr Majesty's paitlon for both Iho broth- BP*
r ere. . ^ j 1
,, The brothers were pardoned and dis- ,mP
/ charged from the army. I?'1'
I. - . ?? ?'?:?? . then
r . Some onfeask?,"i8i^lawful to hang clothe* gki
PUNCH'S CHARGE TO THE JURY.
I'lic subjoined '"charge" wan not written
tlie present time, a fact which is evident
u thai other fact thai we mil il from an
lile of the Lancaster Intelligencer, into
ii li il was copied from the London Punch
nit fifteen years ago. Notwithstanding
antii|iiity of the document, we consider
in some respects, a "model" charge?it,
east, possessing the merit of leaving the
f unbiased in their deliberations upon a
m:nti.i:.mi:n oktiikJckv; You are sworn
ill eases to decide according to the twice
; at the same time, if you have any
ibt, you are bound to give the prisonhe
benefit of it. Suppose you have to
nouncc on the guilt or innocence of a
tIonian accused of felony. Von will
iirally doubt whether any gentleman
ihi commit such oUeuccs?accordingly,
rcver strong may he tho testimony
inst him, you will, perhaps acquit him,
; evidence of your own senses is, at least,
:redihle as that of the witnesses; if, therei,
your eye-sight convince you that the
oner is a well-dressed person, you have
glit to presume his respectability ; and
> for you to say whether a respectable
son \voul?l l?o likely to be guilty of the
lies imputed to him. In like, maimer,
.'ii you see a shabby-looking fellow in the
k, charged, for example, with sheapiling,
the decision rests with you, first,
tlier or not that individual is a ragatli..,
and secondly, how far it is probable
t a man of that description would steal
L-p. Uf course, as has been before said,
i will always be guided by the evidence,
then, whether the evidence is tnisttliy
or not, is a matter for your private
sideration. You may believe it if you
oso, or you may disbelieve it; and
. ther, gentlemen of the jury, you will bee
it, will depend on the constitution of
ir minds. 11" your minds are so consli d
that you wish to find the prisone
Ity, perhaps you will believe il; if they
llW!) tl* !?? if nf i..l -1
j -w.. .v ?v ?'v Liiiu yun ut'diru
!in?l liiin not guilty, why then, very likeyou
will disbelieve it. You are to free
ir minds from all pasMou and prejudice
on can, and in that case, your judgment
be unbiased; hut if you caunot, you
return a verdict accordingly. It is not,
Litly speaking, for you to considder what
! be the e fleet of your verdict; but when
Misideratiou should occur to you, and you
not help attending to it, that verdict
I be influenced by it to a certain extent,
ii are probably aware that when you rc,
you will be locked up until you cone
to agree. You may arrive at unanimity
fair discussion, or by some of von
fill'* iklO /.I 1 * "
> 1- v.it. ill!! uuicn, UI i?y lOSSlllg 111>*
I your conclusion, by whichi-ver of tlic.su
cesses arrive] at, will l>c more or less in
ortlancc with your oaths. Your verdict
y be right ; it is to be Imped it will; it
y lie wrong; It is hoped it will not.?
all events, gciitl-men of the jury, you
1 come to some conclusion or other; unit
should so happen that you separate
liout coming to any.
What I JInvc Nrrcr Known.?I have
er known a poor man to obtain a preun
at a fair, where there was a rich man
compete with him.
have never known a naturally dishonest
ii to become morally honest by becoina
have never known a minister of the Gosto
bo called from a higher to a lower
liave never known a poor man rcspccbccause
he was poor.
have never known a merchant to conic
his conversation with a poor man
:n a rich one entered his store.
liave never known a white-headed, hairyid
office hunter, to be very conversant
i a poor mail after election.
have never known a man to admit anyy
to be better than himself.
have never known a rich man Out what
respected for his riches.
have never known a man to be better
i he should be.
have never known a fashion too ridicui
to be followed.
have never known a system of religion
absurd to find followers.
have never known a political aboltyion:hat
would put a negro in his best bed.
havo never known the order of nature
sracd to please any roan.
Vurming air by Candles.?A eorresdent
of the Medical Times says:?
av:ng, by what is called an accident,
i greatly benefited in my breathing, I
w of no plan so likely to make others
ers of iny blessing than by sending you
iry brief nccount, to be spread over tlie
Id in your well-read columns. With
iv others, I have to be very particular in
nding stairs, on account of difficulty in
iration coming on, and especially in
nighUs A few evenings since in.going
o my bed-room, I insensibly put the tathat
was in my hand near to my mouth
i* , V ? i i i .1
>nhl x muHicci me warmed atmosphere
lediately around the flame. I instantly
my breathing easier. iStery night since
i I have purflaed thtf same plan, and
t the s#me advantage; and the reason
are so demonstrable that- one wonderu
||i^e.T^been ttjied before; porhnpfe it
FARM LIFE. ]
"Oil, friiMiillv to tin- Ih-sU pursuits of mull,
Frii'ihlly t(i the ilioii^lit, to virHi??. hihI to poacc,
PonicHllr lift*, in I'liriil |il>':i!<iir<^ |iiii?mI! n
kiif\v tliy value iiikI l< w tinir tliy sweets ; 111<
TIioii^Ii iiiiiiiv l(i?;i>t tliy f.ivors hihI 11
To uiiiti-i'st iikI Mint i-Ii.him; iI for ilieir own*" j
lvlllf.ll >. iv v tin 111 -:i h t'i>lllilie<l to ! ',a
! Is. i Ji : .Hi" I'lil. rti<I m?*tit;ii'V ;iit<I '''
auxilary t?. tl training which is If^im in J ses
lli*5 cradle ?' ?.! finished only ;iL death. The ;
nursery da\ - of our life, ami its htisiuess j 'te
pursuits, list. t an important hearing ujmu |
the formal! 11 of character. What a man j ',:l
does, as well as what lie stmlios in honks, h*n
educates him. The scenes amid which his
I oyliood is passed, out of schools, the objects i ' h
which occupy his thoughts, the problems ; del
lie daily solves, in earning hishread. <piileas < ter
much shape character as thesccnes and | ><>- j
hleius of the school-room. Apiculture is j '* *'
the largest and most important of all our M"
material interests, the occupation to which of
the largest, portion of our country men are I
j horn. It is a matter of interest to consider I '"J
| the hearings of this pursuit upon the char- j "l(
i acU of those who are ei jaged in il. j p?
juuru arc inose who coupler tliis;i men* 1 "e
I tal occupation?degrading to tin; body by ; wl
llii! toil it imposes, and befitting to the uiiud j be
by the attention it requires to the minute ! be
details of its business. They regard its im- I ne
pletiietils as the badges of servility, and look j fa'
j with disdain upon the plow-boy's lot. They ! L'l
deprecate the inllueiice of farm life upon the . 'it
social and mental culture, and look upon ! ge
the rustic, man as the type of boorishness J in?
! and ignorance. They think it mainly a j du
I 1-...-HIV.-3 ??/i kiiiiv nmscics, wnere mum can
! achieve 110 compiests, ami where skilful la- 1111
1 bor funis a poor reward. They tliink the j w:
J way uf a iiiati of genius i? inevitably hedged : >"
j up upon tin- farm?thai there is no heroic ; S,;|
work to be performed, 110 laurels to he won. ! l'(
If he would do deeds worthy of his manhood,
gain wealth, gain honor, make him- dej
self a name that will live, he must turn to
nobler occupations. ci;
If those who are strangers to the farm eo
alojic cherished this view we could abide it Wi
in silence, ]>ul when farmers themselves 1,1
admit this impeachment, of their calling, 1,1
and the pestilence of this heresy finds its
way to our firesides, and makes our sons
and daughters discontented with their rural sc
liOlllftS- it. i< fimr* In cno-il.- nnf IT 11<
sons must he made, which arc invidious,
the shallows shall not fall upon the fanner's w<
lot. It is time that oilier callings were
stripped of that romance with which they w<
are veiled, and that the sons of llie farm stl
should know what they have in prospect 1,1
when they turn their hacks upon the homes Wl
of their youth. It is meet that they should
het'er understand llie blessings of their lot. ?i
its capacity for improvement, and its supe- w
riorily to all other oecupations. We would se
arrest that feeling of disquiet which keeps so o!
large a portion of our rural population per- ti:.
petually longing for new fields of enterprise* sti
We would have them Kelt led, at Icu-t a por" pt
tion of them, in the old parish, and hend all th
their energies to the improvement and adorn.
ment of llteir homes.
Sfiotp idr a Drmocrat ami I will Show HI
you a Liar.?1\?,: ! : rboi-ker tells the fol- n<
lowing ' gu.iil ( i. * ; " de
A tall, green s >i l of a well 11 russet 1 fellow cm
walked into a i?ioailway saloon the other of
day, where they were talking politics oil a iot
high key, and t'retching himself to his full re;
height, exclaim* 1, "Where are the Demo- en
crats ? Show me a Democrat, gentlemen, Kv
and I'll show you a liar!" In an instant a gl:
man stood before the noisy inquirer in a Ns
warlike attitude, and exclaimed, "I am a by
Democrat, sir I" '"You are ? Well just Ai
step around the corner with me, and I'll cai
show you a fellow who said I could't find a ga
Democrat in the whole world. Ain't he a tin
liar, I should like to know ?" pin
lie May Pay too Dear for His Whin- w<i
I tic.?This saying originated with Dr. Frank- hii
lin, of celebrated memory. Proceeding to
France as Charge d'Affaires of llie United no
States, the vessel which bore him passed tin
very near a vessel of tlie enemy, when the sa|
boatswain, a hold, but imprudent man, and s],(
who was very expert on his call, whistled a
kind of threat of defiance, which he had no pe:
sooner done than a shot from the maintop wl;
of the enemy, sent liiin to another world j Xc
Dr. Franklin, wlio was standing near him, Rtii
observed, with all the naivete imaginable, for
poor fellow, he has paid too dear for his Ar
whistle! and from henceoiiginated the coin- th<
mo* saying?He may pay too dear for his 8ys
A Talented Son.?The son of a woithy ail)
ilnoortn lul.rtiv.I./.I * '
V.V..VUU, uuouiuinvi uvmg own) HUIII IIUIIll*, ]n
undertook lo sny the family prayers, or jy,
rather tiie prayer he had been accustomed
to hear repented every evening, sinco the
days of his baby-hood. He commenced de*
aright, and for a time got on swimmingly, ma
quite astonishing his mother, who had no pre
idea she had so talented a son. At last, ]
when he was 111 the midst of his invocation, yoi
liia inom?vTT 1* ??J *
uio aa#wi?*vf^ ivriovruit li|lll| ItllU 116 r6p6AtC(l i
the-first part of the prayer over again. This 1
he did several time#, till at length the pa- my
tienca of the good dame was thoroughly ex- ^
hausted. * 9
.."John," sho whispered, "John, do get ovc
thrbugh bo me time.'V 1
"I, wonld, mother,n Replied the poor boy. tha
"but I don't knoxo how to ifind the durntd 'Jj
L.OOKING FOR 07?NO STREET NUMBERS.
The t-ilv lathers?aOcctiunato and indulig
4i|>aiioiiU" they are?are going to hav?
; houses of tlie city correctly nuinhered ;
ii is, they have signiticd their intention of
viug it done, and possibly it may be.?
e city fathers are going to cause thehouof
the city to he numbered. If it had
n doiie^estrs ago we would not have this
in ;^^Bl'ore, to the extent of the value
thin^B we are glad that they did not
v.- it done. We saw an innocent, inofimvu
looking and apparently ui?ricrht man
in<4 t?> find a house by the numbers.?
at lie was h stranger in the city was cvi!it
from (lie ipii.xotic character ut' the ciibrUo
in which lie had oil)barked?tlio"
jsl daring and adventurous which can ho
nceivod. Xo resident or person at nil aeainh-d
with the city would have dreamed
1I?; wanted t<> find No. "97," and com*
; upon the slnvt the first number which
t bis eye was Cheered by his supsed
proximity to the object of his Bcarch,
^oiiiKiciniy on lor a low steps,
ion lin was appalled l?y the sight uf numr
"175" where number "85" should have
en. The next number wits '"29," tho
xt '*157," and the next something else a*
removed from what lie desired to see.?
llerly at a loss, lie began to make inqtii;s
at the doors for No. '"97," but could
t no tidings of the missing number, lie<*
anxious to find it, and of a persevering
^position, lie continued his inquiries, walkjj
back and forth on both sides of the street
til he attracted general attention. He
is thirdly run oil' by an unscriipuh" ?
mil, whn made game of his troul>l<-, I'.-r
L-ing the seaidnT of ' 97*' reluruirg a
iril lime for renewed scrutiny and inquiry,
i unfeelingly maiked with chalk upon a
ior "97'' in characters a foot long. Tim
intor of this performance was not nppreited
l>y the anxious stranger, and lie inntinently
gave up his inquisition and
.1 I. I 1
ukl'u uown a cross t-treot, quietly esecraig
the yomli ami the ingenious manner
which New Orleans houses are numbered
r iho misdirection of the public.
It is really no small shame that the liou*
sol' the great Southern metropolis are
>t numbered ; and now that there is :i
lance of its being done, we hope that the
irk will be well and thoroughly done.?
ie business thorough fares are uumbered
i-li enough generally, but in the back
?i.~ > *
iwis me iiutiiL>cis arc jumbled up in a/ '
miner which a maniac mathematician
ould never conceive in a howling frenzy
lunacy. Impossible combinations of
unerical quantities wore accomplished
ith ease by the artists who amused thetnlves
at tbe work, apparently with no otlmr
>ject than to practise themselves in making
gurus. We know they lay the blame to
reels Ixiing extended, old numbers being
srsistontly adhered to by residents, and all
at.?New Orleans True Delta.
Jfow we Americans Look.?Some say the
men cans have no physiognomy ; ft great
istake, I think. To 1110 their physiog>?i?y
seems most strongly marked, bearing
fp impress of that intensity which is tho
?ence of their being. The features even
the young arc furrowed with lines of anxu
thought and determined will. You
id upon the nation's brow the extent of its
tcrpiise and the intensity of its desires.?
ery American looks as if his eyes were V
iring into the far "West and the far future.
y, his mental physiognomy is determined
the same earnestness of purpose. Tho
nerican never plays ; not even the Atneriu
child. He cares nothing for thoso
mesand sports which are tho delight of
i Englishman. He is indifferent to tho
iy eithcrot mind or inuscl. Labor his elo nt.
and ids only relaxation from hard
irk is tierce excitement. Neither docs ho
igh. The Americans, I imagine, are tho
>st serious people in the world. There is
play even in their fancy ; French wit i&
3 spaikle of the diamond that dazzled a
on ; the Ameriear. imagination flashes ita
actdightning over half a world,
"The same terrible earnestness is, I am
rsuaded, at the bottom of that ill health
licit is so serious a curse to American life.
? doubt other things contribute?climate,
mutants, sedentary occupations, and so
Lli?but the deepest-rooted cause of ' <*
nericnn disease, is that over-working of ^
i brain and over-excitement of the nervous ^
itein, which are the necessary consequent
i of tlieir intense activity. Hence, neriis
dy*pej rih, with consumption, insanity.' - * -;
.1 all its brood of fell disorders in its trahr. -../j
a word, the American works hjmself tos . ^
(th. *' ;
- ..? T-.: T'-.. ri
The. .Pixtnl An J?"" *
_ .... KM, UIKCII '* ;'7
operation, l?y the stringency of
rket, and the high price of provisions; j. (cured
a pistol and took the, road; * _ J
Meeting a traveller, stopped him " with
jr money or your life!" * .m/Qp
Seeing that Tnt was green, he said, , ;
[ tell you what Til to:
&ai ^received .the nuJney and ImubA^^
,^o??y or y$":'