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BY DAVIS & CHEWS. ABBEVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1859. VOL. XVI *~.NO. 13
f rom the Family Journal.
MY FIRST OP AFRII*.
t\ JOHN I'KPPERGIIABS.
I will commence by informing tlie reader
(hat I am quite a young man of forty years,
and hrttfe determined to live all my days in
Single I>le3sednes9 in spile of the remonstrances
of friends, and the fascinations of
nH womankind. I bciieve that the misfor!unes
I met with on last April 1st, were instigated,
thought of and planned by wofrrc'rt,
who through spite (because 1 would
V?Ot on CftrrnA ? -*
.j, v,m |i?itin iu |jui|iuirate
fhe following tricks on mo :
I live in a houso with five stories, and
<tes>ting to liavo plenty of air ami to bo refiioved
from the noise of city lifo, I had selected
th'C fifth story.' 1 am engaged in
business and am very little at home. Well,
on tlie last memorable first of April, I arose
early, and as usual went to my wash-stand
fo take a healthy and cooling drink of water.
I poured out a tumbler full of clenr
liquid, and at one swallow down it went ;
but it was no sooner down than up it came.
l tliougtit of poison first, but remembering
opce having tasted some' blue lick" I soon
Accounted for tbe sickening sensation I felt.
I seized my pitcher nnd threw up the window
and emptied the contents, not on the
fttreet as I intended ; but on an unfortu- j
nate dog who went yelping down llie street. !
nnd I really pitied that Jog for the sudden j
shower, and tho confounded stench of that
44blue lick" was enough, vulgarly speaking i
"to make a dog nick"
I then went to the door and found it J
lockcd and the key gone. Now L want to j
flay one thing, I was not intoxicated the i
night before. I never drink spirituous li- j
quors, and Iiow that door key got on the j
outside of my door (which I perceived 011
examination) was a puzzle I could not
koIvq. Fortunately the holder of ihe lock
was inside of inv room and screwed on, so
I weut to work and broke all the blades of
my new knife in taking it olF. I pulled
open the door, rushed onl, and caught my
foot in a piece of string nt the head of the
steps and took a loap "? / ? /'inrluquin"
head formost down twenty stops, breaking
my pitcher to f/iircrs, bumping my head
and arousing all llie tenants of tlie four
stories below ; some rushing out various
parts, some poking night caps with expressive
eyes in them from out behind iheir
door*, and some timid fellows set to work
nnd moved all the furniture they had
jtgainsL the iloor of their room, thus barricading
their rooms from all pirates, ?fce.
I recovered myself and started limping
back to my room among the muttered
curses and jeers of the boarders ; (I hate
boarders.) Even Jones whom I had told
time after time that I did not drink, slammed
his door saying :
"Confound that Pepporgrass, he is continually
getting drunk." I intend to maul
Jones the first time I catch hitn in a dark
I succeeded in getting to my room and
went to work putting on my clothes, that is
nil I could find, for it seemed "old Mak"
himself was into every thing. My panta
loons I found hanging out. my window, a
beautiful sight to passers below ; my shoes
minus the strings were taking observations
from the top of my wardrobe ; my coat
had turned chimney 6weep and wjis half
way up the chimney ; my stockings were
in my coat pocket tied up into twenty
1'nAla mv Kr?n ?a??? fT". ,1 - ? ? I
?i.vvo J UI (til lien tiat HrtO ciuucu III ii
broken pane ; (who broke that glass I
don't know,) my brush nt the first rub
made me jump at least four feel in the air ;
on examining my brush, 1 found mixed up
with the birslless about a dozen pins which
was quite pleasant to brush horse hair, but
I did not require currying, so I dispensed
nil further use of it.
I went down to breakfast with face unwashed,
hair uncombed, and looking for all
the world like one wlio had been on a
spree for a week. There sat Jones, (how
I hale him) wilh a malicious grin on his
dried up, shallow face. I sat down, and
to make a long story short, my coffee was
salted, my butter was rank, my steak was
full of red pepper, (I never used red pepper)
and my bread was inado of nasty
I jumped up with an oath, (I never curs?
.ed before,) flew out of the the house, miAtft
my breakfast, and started down to my
f>lace of business. There I found a note
signed bv mv dear friend lligems. nskinc
me to cal.l immediately nt Li? house, as hefcad
B<fi?ethjng veryjmportant to communicate.
I jufnjjcil into an omnibus, and was
landed at Haggin's door, rang tlie bell, and
the servant came and told me that lliggias
had been away a week, and was not
expected ;Uack for'eight or ten days. '
"But," says T, "I have a note from him."
replied the black servant
Jfl " girl,
tliovring her Vvoriea ; "guess, Mr.
Peter gooff, you is April fooled."
Ah ! at last I hfd it, tliie was the first
?f April, and' I am selected for a fool, birt
t J will fpol them all yet, and I rushed
down - Pratt street to take the Philadeland
Jeave the city ftn^the day.?
'FU6 cars-' started in fifteen minutes. I
vtj! . I ' V
could get there in thirteen. As I ran the
fir? bells commenced ringing, nnd hearing
my name called, I turned nnd saw a little
urchin coming towards me. He enme up,
nnd out of breath, (I believe he only pretended,)
"Mr. Pop-pep-er grass, the store is on
I riiahcd bade, thinking of my new coat
in the oflloe, and reached the sloro, out
of breath, in lime to see that hateful Jones
rounding the ne.it corner, and find the
store safe in the same place I had left it.
It was too late for the cars, nnd I sat
mooilily at my de^k until dinner time.
? - - '
'wu.iujj mure irauspircu, anil 1 lliouglil
my time was over for persecution.
I went up to mj- room, and going in,
tlic first tiling that greeted my eyes was a
cart and load of bricks standing in the
centre of the room. There it stood, every
thing complete, wheel*, shafts, body and
all, and filled with the best pressed bricks.
I had seen that cart in the morning in
front of tlie street door ; but how it came
up in my room to the fifth story, was moro
than I could imagine.
I went to work nnd examined it closoly,
and by the rather bungly manner it
was put together, I found out some persons
(I suspected Jones for one) had taken that
cart to pieces, and carried it up to my
room piecn bv piece, nnd then put them to
Iw.n 1.-st..~1.? lt.? 1 I - - -1 1
VIUUJJII>U|>UIU UIIUIO iinu lOIlUL'U I
it up. I was contemplating this mysterious :
cart and contents, when a loud rap started i
I bid the rapper come in. The door ,
opened, and a tall, spare man, with crape
011 his bat, came in. I recognized the tin- |
deatakcr around the corner, and wondered
what on earth lie wanted with me. I asked
liim his business, and he said he had
come to take the measure of J/>. Peppergrass'
body. I very politely declined his
services, and while talking to him, another
rap at tlie door came, and I bid rapper
Xo. 2 enter. Tlie door opened, and a big
Irishman came in, bearing on his slnuSder
a heavy cradle, saving :
'is this Mr. Palergrlpcs' room, sir ? Sure,
I've brot the cradle vou ordhered. and if. is
tin dollars you'll lie afther laying me for
I sercnmed otil, "wliat in the thunder do
you think I will do with that infernal piece
of furniture ? Tako it away."
Another rap, and in came a boy with
a suit of clothes, another hoy hearing a '
large pound cake, and still another hoy, |
leading two hig hull dogs hv a string. To !
make my Ktorv short, in fifiecn minutes my j
room was completely jammed with under- j
takers, men, boys, dogs, cats, furuituro,
clothing, and everything mentionable, and
through the open door T perceived Jones>
leaning over the banister, grinning to his
I rushed out of my room, overturning
boxes, boys, and all things in my way, flew
out of the house, minus my dinner, down
to the office. There a large bundle awaited
me. I opened paper after paper until I
camc to a small piece of board, and marked
on it was "April Fool."
I (lid not attempt to go home, but sent
some men to remove tbat cart ami bricks
for which I paid two dollars ; nor did I go
to supper, knowing wbat awaited me, bul
at bed time t sneaked in and crawled carefully
up' tlie steps (I am certain I beard
Jones's door creak) and went into my room.
All was quiet. I lit my lamp, locked the
door, pat tire key under my pillow, undressed,
and as I got into my bed I remarked
'now it is all over ;M but I soon found outt
it was nil under, for down through the bed
I went to the floor, with a bump that
shook the house. My bed cords bad been
cut, and I beard a roar of laughter through
the house. This finished my frrst of April,
and next morning there was a titter all
round as I made my appearance at the
breakfast table. I know Jones was one of
the instigators of my misfortunes, nnd I in
lenu 10 De even wim mm, and when I am
I will tell all about it.
The Omnibus Conductor in Australia.
?Fowler, in his work ou Australia, 6ays:
"I was riding alono in n 'bus, and was
much annoyed at the couductor, who was
constantly opening and slamming the door.
'What are you about, my boy T I at length
said. "Why can't you leave Die door
alone ?'?Oh ! vou're a new-chum." was tliA
contemptuous answer. * Well; but what
lias that to do with the matter ? You are
not paid to annoy new>chums, are you ?'?
4 Of course not; hut don't you 6ee every
time I hang the door the horses think some
one has got out, and?my oath !?that's
the only way I can make 'em put on the
stenm. .You see,'he quietly added, sum
rmng mo up as a Londoner with a look,
p these here horses is ~Coekfi?j*8, and muit
he dealt with as sicli.'" , >
A wag Said of a woman who had obtained
a divorcc from her husband bcoause
he had a bald head, which lie concealed by
i a wig during the period of urging iVis matri|
moniftl suit aud the consummation of the
bargain^ thatabe wig-gled out pf .wedlock
! otv a bald asswrnntion.
" - "
Pooli 1 PookP eaid an unfeeling wife to
her expiring husband, as lie stray*, to titter
a few parting words, ' don't stop to talk,
but go on with your dying.'
A STOMP SPEECH.
The following specimens of quaint humor
wo fiiul in one of our exchanges, mi*
dor the head of "OaliforniaCorrcspondence.''
They purport to ho delivered l?y n slump
candidate at San Francisco :
fallow-Republicans ami Ju-l/ow Sujf'er'
cr/t:?I am a plain and modest man, horn
at an early period of my existence?which
great event occurred at home one night,
| when my mother was out?I have struggled
from 111o obscurity, to which an unlucky
j star had doomed me, till I have risen like
I a bright exhalation in tho evening, to the
! very summit of human greatness and grandeur.
Gentlemen, I profess no principles
?unfortunately, I have none. Oil the unhappy
occasion of birth, a dismal and melancholy
man, clolhcd in the sombre hues of
mourning, swapped n>e away for another
i baby, and subsequently lost ino at a rafle.
Sat event ! lint who can control liis fate ?
We are the creatures of destiny?"tlicro is
a divinity that shapes our ends, rough hew
them how he will."
(il was intended by nature for a great
statesman. Had 1 lived in tire days of Han j
ibal, I should luv.ke beaten that great chief- j
tain in crossing the Alps ; and it is a dead |
certain thing that I could have distanced !
Cortoz in crossing the Isthmus. He never [
performed the feats I liavo did ; lie never
came tip the Cliagres river in a canoe, with
? A~..t 1 .1 1 - M-.-.t - " I
<i uuai nuu uuuiu nuuinu', willioiil a l'OU j
cent, or change of summer apparel. "But '
a light heart and a thin pair of breeches '
j goes merrily through the woild." * *
"Sir, every man who lias conic here is a
[ Columbus! lie comes to discover new
diggings. I am a Columbus. I was dead
j broke at home as Columbus was, and I
have come out here to strike a new vein.
1Jnt I am not going to the mines ! Oh, no.
Vou don't catch me lip to my waist in ice
water, wi',h a juvenile pickaxe and incipient
crowbar, laboring under a sun of one !
hundred degrees in the shade, to dig out i
niit... i it
uiv iiiuiv mtiir. nu, sir ; 1 am 1101 Oil
that lay. I lialo labor ? it was an invention
made to vex mankind. I prefer an of
lice, one that is lucrative ami not laborious;
what you call a sinecure. And if I cannot
?et one myself, I will go in for any man
who will divide 011 the tfead level, and 110
* * * I'Sir, where will you find a i
country like this ? Talk not of oriental j
gorgeousness of eastern countries. Tell us j
not of fairy scenes which poets, who revel ;
in the great warm bath of heavenly imaginations,
paint, with golden pens, on leaves
of satin. The description of this beautiful
1 1.1 1 r.i- 11
wuii11 v oiiuuim uu \>iilu*n wiui luc sjoiuen
wand of an angel dipped in the softest rays
of a sunbeam upon the blushing and delicate
surface of a rose-leaf. Kxcuso ine,
gentlemen, I exccpl only the rainy seison
and the time when the dust flies.
"We love our native land ; we honor her
flag ; and would not trouble the CustomHouse
if we had a fair show. But Congress
must not put on any airs, or we wHl lake
charge of the C ustom House and Post Office,
and make a great mfuss genernlly.
rri - ? . ? "
uiese arc my scnumenis, gentlemen. u
they don't admit us into the Union, we
will burst open tho Cu.stom-1 louse and admit
all liquors free of duty. And now with
n parting blessing upon the girls we left behind
us, and tho boys that are coming after
us, we will adjourn and take a private
A Staler in a Tight Place.?At N one
Saturday evening, fatigued by his long
journey a wagoner, with his son John,
drove his team into good range, and deter- ;
mined to pass the Sabbath, enjoying a sea- c
son of worship with tho good folks of the j
t^hen the tim6 for worship arrived John t
was set to watch tho team, while the wag- t
oner went in with the crowd. The preach* 6
er had hardly announced his subject be- <
fore the old man fell sound asleep. He sat l
against .ths partition in the center ol the ?
body slip ; just oiot against him, separa- j
ted only by the very low partition, sat a [
fleshy lady who seemed all absorbed in the r
sermon. She struggled hard with her feel- t
ings, until, unable to control them any, 'j
longer, she burst out with a loud scream, 1
and shouted at the top of her voice, rous- ,
ing the old matt', who but half awake, r
thrust his arms around her waist attd cried, |
very soothingly :? B
"Wo, Nance ! wo, Nance, wo I Here,
John, calling his son, "cut the bellyband,
and loose the breeching* quick, or she'll r
tear everything all to piecfis !* |
It was all lite work of a moment, but the r
sister forget to I'll out, the preacher loBt fftd
thread of his discourse, nud the meeting f
came prematurely to an enf\; wliile,-deept
IT uiuitiutu, tuu VJIU iimu etiiiktiu away, B
determined not to go to meeting again until
be could manage to keep bit senses by .
remaining awake. -
V" . *' , *
A doctor detained, in court as a witness r
complaioed to the judge that if he was j
kept from his patients- they might recover in
/ii? aoscncc :
"They ftell rae wine gives strength !' c
said Fo*, one day., "and jet I, who have <j
just drtwfc tbree boUto cannot Sftep my** "
self oh iky Mjp P' - j
From the A"( ? England Farmer.
JUST FIFTEEN YEARS AGO.
HY A. Wll.l.ARD I1AI.I.OCK.
I'm thinking of tlx: place, John,
Where oft we used to roam,
Tlmt little eotbeneath the trees
We culled our forest home. 1
And well 1 know you'll never forget, I
What e'er your lot below, j
That dear old spot we loved so w ell,
.1 ust fifteen years ago.
I'm thinking of the school, John,
The master, too, so grim, |
An.I l.nw n-....1.1 I...... 1.!-. I ?-I.
We twain would mimic liiin.
The master sleeps death's dreamless sloop, 1
The bright preen turf below?
Our childhood's home has vastly changed, i
Since fifteen years ago.
I.ast summer time I wandered, John,
To where we used to piny ;
The school house was not on the hill.
The brook had dried away ; j
The old mill-wheel had ceascd to move,
The cottage was laid low?
The faces were not those wc knew
Just fifiee'i years ago.
1 wandered to the church-yard J?>u,
And stepped beyond the wall ;
The graves were many, and the grass
O'er ihcm grew thick and tall ;
I'pon (lie stones I read the names
Of those who slept Wov, i
And they were names we loved to speak, j
.lust lift ecu years ago.
With saddened heart I turned away,
And gained the dusty road,
And from that spot so dear to me,
With rapid step I strode;
I could not bear to look uroiind.
It made me sad to know
That all were gone whom we bad ?o^c4,
?....? ?:< .
uu.11 nilwti ^ un?.
My eyes are wet with teurs, John,
Tlicy urc falling while I write,
I'riends tlmt wo loved are col<l in death,
And T am sad to-night;
r.ut, John, our sorrows soon will end,
Life's stream will cense to flow,
And wc rest where erst we played,
Ju* fifteen years ngo.
THE INDEPENDENT FARMER.
IIY W. W. FOSOICK.
Let sailors sing the windy deep.
Let soldiers praise their armor,
jiui in my Jicari mis toast I U Keep,
The Independent Farmer ; ,
"When first the rose in robe of green,
Unfolds its crimson lining.
And round his cottage porch is scon
The honey suckle twining,
When banks of bloom their sweetness yield !
To bees that gather honey,
lie drives his team across the field, I
Where skies are soft and sunny.
The blackbird clucks behind his plow, '
The <juail pipes loud and clefcrly; I
Von orchard hides behind its bough, ,
The home he loves bo dearly ;
The grey old barn, vrhoosc doors unfold
Ilis ample store in measure,
More rich than heaps of hoarded gold,
precious, uiesseu treasure; 1
But yonder in the porch there stand*
His wife the lovely charmer, I
The sweetest rose on ull his lauds? |
The Independent Farmer. ,
To him the spring comes dancing gay,
To him the summer blushes, J
The autumn smiles with mellow ray, |
His sleep old winter hushes; I
He cares not how the world may move,
No doubts or fears confound him ;
His little tlock arc linked in love,
And household angels 'round him ; 1
He trusts in God, and loves his wife, 1
Nor grief nor ill may harm her, <
iic o uaiuiu a uuuicuiu.il ill ilie? j
The Independent Farmer. (
A Conscientious IVidaow.?A poor pons- <
int on liid death-bed made liis will, lie f
tailed his wife to him, and told her of it 1
>rovisions. "I havo left," ho said," my i
lOrse to my parents; sell it, and hand over '
o them the motiey yotf receive. I leave i
0 you my dog; take care of him, "lie will ]
ervo you faithfully. The wife prom'is'cd to <
>bey, and in due time set out to the neigh- i
joring market with the horse Hnd tho dog. i
1 How much do you want for your horse }" I
nquircd a farmer. " t cannot sell' the <
lorso alone, but you may have both at a i
easoname rate. Liive me ten pounds for
he dog, and five shillings for the horse."?
I'he farmer lau'ghed, but as the terms tfefe
ow he willingly accepted them. Then the
vorthy woman gave to her husband's paenta
the five shillings received for the
torse, and kept the ten pounds for her
' Oh.dear exclaimed, Henrietta throw
ng herself into the rocking choir, 'I'll
lever go to that Post office again, t6' be
ookcd out of countenance by all those
nen on the corner, It's so provoking!
tVhat can f do, Sarah Jane, to stop those
lvtiui iucii Binriiijj rno bo in IUQ I?C6 I' J
' iyo as f do,' implied'Sarah Jane, with a <
ly look,4 Sht>w yoiw a"nkle P '
1 What a Btrain that is/ tfaiff Mrs. Part. 1
nglon,.as she heard art ai'ia .IVom Lucia '
u^g hi the highest etyli by a-yoiing lady '
vbere she was visiting. ' "Ve#,' ^as^tlijj' 1
oply, * I
loougu tore uiff Hjn iu|?'or* mi Dom.'
The <k?V? (fe 6K^jwi?^ I^car(e?
ented one day at ^Kzurious tatle, cried t
'n't': '.What, do mHbophers indulge in u
lawtties!' * Why nlfeVrfreplied Deecariee,
do you ihralc that nd^^produced iril Iter,
food things.for fools $ ~ j
On (lie evening of (lie 23d oi .May, 1834 ,
five persons were seated at tlic table in a
bouse in tlio village of Alaaznna, which is
situated at the foot of those inoirntarfns ,
which seperato the kingdom of N?<S^nje
from tlie province of (juipuzron. ft'-vms
ubout three o'clock, and though' tho afeteriioon
repast had been concluded, the party
still lingered at tlie table;, sipping cotfee,
und tftstintr at intervals tho small liaitcure
glasses of brandy willi which in Spain tlmt
odoriferous beverage is qualified. The
lionso was one uf those ohl baronial mansions,
vast, massive, and gloomy, which ai\,
yet to bo found in the rich valleys of Navarro,
the relies of liasque feudalism.
The apartment in which the party was
assembled had been an orator, and was
adotned with niches, in which stood the
figures of various saints and martyrs, some !
of them were executed with that exquisite 1
art wliio.h conveys the startling and painful j
realty of the most intense suffering. In a I
sort of alcove at the lower end of the room j '
was a small alter on which stood the figure i '
. 1 i
of "Our Lady of Sorrow," wrought with the I ^
utmost perfection that mortal hands can j
bestow upon its own work. It was clothed j
in the daik habiliamcuts of the convent, I
luul no part was visible except the face, on j
which wps imprinted so death-like nnd to
ghastly a melanchollv, increased still more '
l?y the unnatural lustre of the black eye, as
to present the appearance of a dead body
which hnd been restored for a moment to
the living world. Befuro this shrine burned
a small, glass lamp encased in silver, '
the rays from which timidly essayed to
penetrate tho thick gloom in that corner of |
Tho hu'go windows had been thrown ! !
open',- and the lich and fragrant perfume (
pre varied the room from thefiuits and flow
era beneath. The scene without was one
of wild beauty ; deep valleys sheltered alike
from the cold of winter as ftotn the heat of
summer ; gentle slopes basking in the sun ;
tnountais wooded to tiic sA'uVmit ; rrrtd here
and there a naked and pointed crag cutting
the blue sky, oft the very edge of
which was perched, like an eagle on his
eyrie, the Chapel Churri sentiilel, wIVc", with
bayonet glittering in the sun, was watching
the rude telegraph as it sent its signals
over a thousand hills, announced the slightest
movement of the enemy at that moment
in full retreat. Groups of guerillas, '
divided into outposts and picquets, were
seen in glimpses through the drapery of
vine leaves which hung in festoons about
llio balcony; the snow-white buina, or flat (
(;np, with its green tassela contrasting J
strongly with the sharp, well formed features,
the ravc^-blaek hair, ami the eagle
eye of the Navareso mountaineer.
The persons who fur the last quarter of
fin hour hail gazed in silence on the beau?
[iful scene so lavishiugly spread out before C
them, were military men. One was a ?
young oflicer who wore the galones of a ^
lieutenant colonel. His light blue eye and 6
fair complexion annonnced a more north- '
jm descent than of his companions ; ,
wid his countenancc bore an expression of s
entlenesn utmost incompatible with his 1
professions of arms. He was gazing in- ^
tently on the path which led from Segura 1
Three other individuals were sealed at ^
the table, and conversed in a low hushed ^
I'oice amongst themselves; but the conver- (
>ation seemed forced and constrained, and (
Lhey now and then looked with an air of pity '
at the 3'oung officer near them ; they were '
frt ' lillt lliorn iifAa ^
v? wvw.i.^ , vucio woo mi vim:r iiittu
seated opposite, whose very movement was y
regarded with anxiety ly all. In appear- c
ince he was low in stature, hut his frame
was cast in a robust mould. Sternness and
mpetuousity formed the prominent ex- c
sessions of his face, and his quick, black 3
?yo shot forth glances of fire, llis brow t
ivas largo and high ; his nose rather long t
*nd weli formed ; his mouth small?the r
i'jMi thin and compressed, with a character t
jf tire most unbending firmness; I113 chin t
round and largo, whilst and expression of t
'efocity was added to his feautures by the f
large, black moustaches which united with i
hid V*V?IRVoro Tlia l.imf wm.l/1 I
been a tftod'ef f6r a sculptor, were it not for I
inequality in the shoulders, Orie of whfch ^
was 6ome\thaf highfti1 than the other, and ?
which had! the effect to Make hitf head np* \
pear to inclitts raoi'e to 6V10 side than to the t
>ther. His hands atVd feet ere delicate ?
ind small; his dress was simple in the ex:reme,
and presented a strong contrast to ;
jmbroided ornam'ents on the nniforms of ^
.hose about him. Tied cloth trowsers atrnp- f
ped to his boot, a eumara, a sheep-skin v
acket, adorned with silver claspB and c
:hains, left half-open at tho breast, and t
tvhinh exposed to view a shirt suVpnB'singly ;
-!.!? 1 i5_- . -Ml 1 ? -
wuiienuu ulie, n i>ii\ck-siik necKOJOlh tied r
iafelesdly around his broad and well form- c
id thrbat, ir white bttiaiaT partially conceafr e
pvjdjrol1 to "be ip rq#& and air- i
iioriiy to' tilrotfe abound him. - 1
a'fter* a' aileiioe Which Ia*ed icmetinv*
lie person whose appearance we have de- c
icribed, called, in an abrupt (one 6f voice, c
"Generai," anaHfered the aid de camp' f
itarting to his feet. t
"The messenger has not. yet returned
from Segura send out two lancers, with a
"oporal to meet him. Let them bring his
li.*pnches hero; this srtsponse can he no
kongor horno?it must bo over before sunset;
waste no time?quick ! Do as I order.
"H shall be donp, gene?aV' ft,1d ^ie
dc Canip loft ihe room.
"It were better it were over at once, Leopoldo,"
ho resumed, speaking to tho young,
fair eomplexioned officer. "I shoirld desire
thai Quesada complied with vou reftiiflat.
- - ?1
I should like to a pure Vt n, wero it I ut for
your father's snW
"I should like lo live for my mother's
sake," said the young mnn"but the
will of Heaven he done i I nm pVepared
to die ; I shall die a soldier's death."
"Quesada cannot be so great a wrelch as
to refuse," said the other; "but tor your
rush and dating conduct two days ago ir>
the valley of Aranaz, ho himself, with liis
three baltallions, might be now where you
ire. I should like to savo you ; but if he
refuse his exchange, much as I love your
Other's son, you die before the sun goes
J own !*'
The terriblo announcement imparted no
terror lo the contenaivce of the young man.
He clasped his hands a moment, bent his
Taco to the table, and muttered tho words
??.>' ?? /./.? / /
?v, v1"/ ' luoiner . )
A loud knock was heard nt t lie door.
"Come in !'' cried the terriblo o.hief.?
Hie aid-da camp entered. ''Ila ! you have
Lhe dispatches; let us see."
The messenger that had been Pent to
^uesada's head quarters entered the room ; j
lie was pale and breathless,and handed the
Gjeneial a slip of paper. He gazed at it,
und grew deathly pale, he bit his lip until
the bloo-.i started from it. The scroll onlv
"i-iCt tlra robber now at Alsnzuna demand
from the bearer n'l^ reply."
" What reply."
The messenor(!r tnlil flint
?? v" vw..i.iiuinwn |
.ing the corsir.isaion of his general, Que?ada
replied not,U>uL ordered fifteen prisoners,
among lliem four officers, to bo pa?
'nded before him where he Btood. Thoy
were commanded to' htieel down, nnd an
entire company fired on thoiri, and shot
hem to death.
"Tell what you have seen," said Qntrala
"to the robber who sent you ; that is my
"Enough," said the generai?to the messenger;
"be gone! Montenegro, order
jut a party of twelve men to parade at the
jack of the house ; let mrtkets bo loaded.
Send the chaplain here. Leopoldo, a cd)i
O-env t Vmi i...IP .? ? ?"
.?V. . . A vw UlVi ii?ll| <?ii uuur
The chaplain came. Leopodo having
list written to the queen-regent,- accusing
^uesada as the cause of his death, oh' ac?
!outit of his refusal to exchange prisonors,
[pent the momenta that remained in prayer,
ilc was led to the s; ot supported by two
itJes-dc canip\ ho knelt down unbandaged
ind unpionioned, dressed in his uniform,
villi his decorations, hU ppnrs and his
woru. iiic sun una not yet set; three
nen fired on him, and in an instant the
gallant, intelligent, and beautiful young
nan was a bleeding corpse !
This brave officer, who had soine days
K'forc saved Qnesada and his battallions
rom falling into the hands of his ferocious
nemy, and who was in return thus ubanloned
to his fate, was LoopoMo O'Donnel,
i lieutenant colonel in the Ohriatino army,
md the first cousin of the present Genernl
)'Donnel: and the inexorable chieftain
ivliom we have just described was tha celibrated
Religion in Amusements.?A celebrated
livinesays, 'People may ask, 'What have
'ou to do with amusement* ?' I have not
o do with tliem ; but Cod made man to
lo with them. That iu human nature ;
md that man lakes a wrong courso who
ries to dam up human nature. I want to
urn human natuijfc in n right dircc
ion, and let men hatfe g<VoiV amusements,
or they like them. Where is the man that
loeB not like to haVd'AYnusement ? Why,
like to see a kitten dliatfe its OVrn tail,
f the lYrinixterB of religion had done their
lnty in trying to guide nnd direct the
imuBements of the people, thei'e Would not
>e so many bad Amusements an' there are
his day. Instead of the clcrgy standing
iskance from amusements, t would l;ke to
ee tliem taking more interest?taking part
11 them. I agree with John Wesley, who
vhen somo people found fault \y?th him'
or taking tunes which had l>een associated
with foolish songs, and apply them to sa
red hymns, replied, 'I see no reason why
he devil should have nil the good things
?V the world.* No more do I. -Tliefe are
mi?i<V nniii'innr hnmt> ?il
1 p- & 1 *J- 1 "??
rickei. 'I would yo]$? them nil in tlie
errice' of religipn iiuitf vh,l?8Ir
''the iter rfr. A wail irfore etnirtent
n tor tli? bHHi.moyuqf- l(ie imagi
latidii ilmn the forco of hii logic. At one
lTtie lie wm preacliihg 6n the ' ritfnistry of
iig6l&,'Atod in the perortitien' he wrtldfetrly
ibfcerved,' I bear r V&ftpeH* T^hechffrige
?f tone started the deacon, who sni below,
rom r drowsy mood, end, springing to hit
eel, lie spoke: ' I guess it's the hoys in
he gallery !' ?*"
RELIGION AND LIFE.
Prayor is a beautiful and fitting things
and accords with one of the oldest sentooI
ces belonging to human piety, which may
l>e translated1 thiYa :?First of rill, thou?
slialt worship God ! It is not essential
that thanks should he uttered in' woM-i to
constitute them ali accer?.i1de offering to
the bountiful Giver ; for tie knows tho
heart of man, and prefers the grateful and
eloquent silcnco thereof, before all mere ritual
ceremonies. But when the words represent
the feelintrs. tl/n r>i
? , - v...?w vi i:;rni U
hallowed nnd sacred.
For as the Lord lovetli a cliccrful giver
j in all tilings, this spontaneous outpouring
. of a grateful lYeirft, v/hither for the bounj
ties of the table, the beauties of nature, or
! the cotryiivcii blessings of Ire, so numerous,
! atrc? ofteri ao cheaply valued, cannot fail t6
1 strike these waiting chords'of henvdiV, whi'di
| connect man with the Infinite, nnd make ri
i sweet music in the care of Ood. The^
blees also the man himself with priceless
blessings : and as the dew of morning
makes the grass of the field and the foliage
of the tress, nnd the blossoms of orchard's
and gardens more fresli nnu radiant, filiing
the earth with beauty and gladness, and
rich fortastes of the divine beatitude, ?o
likewise does gratitude renew and Lrigliteu
the soul of h man, so that he pecs things'
with new eyes, nnd finds heavenly consolations
in untoward events and conditions the
We shall all do well to cultivate that ,
harmonious state of mind' nnd feeling of
which this high virtue is tiie heaitiful and
beneficent expression ; for gratitude is a
I perpetual prayer, sweeter and far holio^
than burnt offerings and sacrifices.
It is sad to think of the heavenly Foil
j which we sustain through our lack of rever
I i.iiv.u ntiu ttcvouon. ror muiougli there ara
among us bright nnd shining examples of
religion who adorn the profession of the
I Christ mil character, and add new lustres to
| is sanctity, we are far from being a religion*
people, and tlie services which wcofftr
to God are too often rku'al merely, and
hnVe no root in' th'6' soivl. rJll stfch service*
is vain and will avail no man anything.
r> .?. ?t -? - -
wut wnen uie nenrt is touched with tbo
golden firo of love, and the soul goes forth
through a diviue attraction, Ji.li i soars" triumphantly
above the clouds and tho sorrows
of Calvary, to communc with God at
the gates of heaven, then does religion
manifest itself in jubilant vitality, and with'
an army of gl ry before which words rYo
dumb, and forms wither, and ceremonies
suspend thrfir performances and fall down
palsied with the shame of their seeming.
Whete the 6 is much' cerenVony, tbe^e is
little religion. Truth ib* its own Rclorument,
and needs no outward credentials nor
courtly pageantry to recommend it. Where,
as falsehood must be bolstered up with
lies, aiid' decorated with painted garrtVetiW
lo gh'6 it a divine semblance, and get it?
./inn as trutli abides foi; cvor, so nro its
satisfactions eternal, and its high rewards
ever* accumulating and progressive, enlarge
ing tho spiritual growth of the soul,- aliit
fitting it (dfr new <ievt#f>pment8 of imlno!1tal
life and 'ttie entertainments of heaven.
Religion is the highest form of truth, and
if we have no love nor revereitco for it*
teachings, and only render to it the homage
of lips by uttering the verbal coinage
of ihe l*r yer Iiook one day in seven, we
put our souls in the wrong, and jeopardy
both our temporal and eternal happiness".
What, therefore, is to hinder us froiri*
seeking first of all the possessions of this
divine truth, and making it a lamp to our
foet through all the ways of life I Neithei*
time nor eternity has for nihil any other anchoiage
save this alone. Without it
We float froin.we?ry ne? to sea,
From etorm to rtoun livtoat,
Crying wild crirs to which no aniwars
A - J r -
nuu icniiiig we are iobu
Joy, lift*, and rapture! juy, And faiili, aud lor?(
Dissolving doubt# and foal's ;
Fixingtlieioul with steadfast looks above,fn
rainbo ws of glad t?nrs.
Religion is for life hs- well as fof faith .
for the mart hs well an f&V tho tempi? j *
and if il have ri'o holy influence il'iei'e to
keep a man from oVer reaching frauds and
the general dishonesties of Made ; if it doe? \ ,
not make hiirt kinder to tliORd abbut him,
less gasping, selflsh and sordid'in liis deal ?
ings with the World', and tcaoh him to
raliite ? ? ? # ,tl -1' -?? ? * *
iiidii no cDiiiriiijng greater, nobler
and of nYore heavenly worth than dollar*,
he rtVay be stVrd that Religion u f?r from'
him, And that if he profess it. he it a hypocrite
whom God Abhors. Religion make*
life godlike, And a long prayer of i'baiikt'
giving And love. Its Sabbaths are evcVy
day, And happy is he who remcrtbet* W
"Eeep theth Holy." - ' jtf
V if- -?" *
A Dutch Story.?'Veil, luslit niglit i
tbe varat as never vaslr. t toughti to go
down <1# hill to mine liome, but no sooner
did t valk, den de faster 1 Maud still, for tle
dai'kness vas so tick dat I eoot ndt-afir4 it
roit miue pool*; and dd rain, ddnder and
blitzen, irt Itiore dan fr?o ibinit mine fkio
Vas vet tfo& to rtiine clo'n.^j&icri^aft^r von
little vile it stopped qnittin' to * rahf tome- *
dliing ; go I keep tolink ail de vajr long ;
and van I com* to fiainn own bouse, vat
rou' tiiilt l?- it. 4l *'* '