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BY DAVIS rt, CREWS. ABBEVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1859. VOL. XVI \r> 2ft
HEALTH AND WHAT PROMOTES IT.
]>r. II. Frank Hamilton, in ail address on
hygiene, to the graduates of tlie HulYalo
Medical College, O/scusses tlio subject of
health and the causes which promote or
injure it. We make a few extracts :
STOVES AND FURNACES.
"Within a few years the air-tight stove
lias been substituted for the iron dogs, and
for the first time since men begun to live
hi bouses we have no " fireplaces." The
cbrir?e of tbc Lures lifts been removed, and
bur houses have been literally pillaged?
robbed of the domestic heaath, toward
ivliicli so many associations have always
Centered, for which the blood uf nations
lias been poured, and which in nil iigcs
has been regarded as the symbol of home
1vith all its social comforts.
Not content with this these enemies to
our race have still more lately taken away
the stores which, destitute of the essence,
fctill occupied the places, and still served
io reminu us al least ul the ancient lireplaccs
; and instead, tliey liave built for us
iron furnaces?./Etnas?under ground, so
that now what of the oxygen we are not
nble to consume and convert into carbonicacid,
is vitiated by impure ^ 'aping
froui its hidden chambers, by invisible
particles of coal dust, and by other impurities
which clog up the air cells, and close
the avenues of life, or stick along the parched
sauces as if reluctant to convey their
poisons to the lungs.
Stovea hare no doubt abridged the sum
of human life, but by these subterranean
iron furnaces wo are truncated?cut short
in I \\a> m f?lt IL* 1 * on i \... *
... V..V . iuu*v. XV 10 an c iuj IU Lilill
hot air furnaces can ever l>o so contructed
or managed, at least in private houses, as
not, in any way, to prove detrimental to
health. We wish we cauKl persuade ourselves
that tlkis is not so, for it is certainly
very agreeable in a climate like ours to enjoy
throughout all the looms and passages
of the house warm and uniform temperature
; but it is just this even warmth which
is one of the sources of mischief. The inmates
are so little accustomed to the cold,
and become so morbidly sensitive, that
the)* shudder at the idea of going out, and
if they ever do venture into the air, the
iiusi. ciiiers imo uieir open pores, and tliey
hasten back to their shelter, chilled, exhausted
and discouraged. Tln-v are no
better able to withstand the storms of winter
tlian a plant reared in a hot-house. It
was the venerable Ilede, I think, who said,
u When Jneu lived in houses of willow they
were of oak ; but when they lived in houses
of oak they were of willow."
My friend, a well-known and very dis
tinguished doctor of divinity, believes that
] also ride n hobby, since 1 will prescribe
no medicine for him but ahorse; and I
frankly confess he has good reason for his
belief. It is part of the speaker's creed
thai all religious congregations should build
a barn, und buy a horse, with a saddle and
bridle ; all which should bepufticicntly endowed
so as to cover every future necessary
\ ? I . _ A. - - - - '* ?
K*jicnbL-1 ituu ;n;ti as soon us uic norse is
properly installed, and not before, tliev
may proceed to install a pastor. This doc.
trine, in \Vhieli we fully believe, has reference
no less to llie interest of the church than
than to the interest of clergymen. It will
secure one original sermon on every Sabbath
morning; it will obviate the necessity
of assistant chaplains, and save the expense
of a voyage to Europe once in live
.The utility of horse-back exercise is not
limited, however, to clergymen and their
congregations. It is, in our humble opinion,
the best exercise for both men and
women, whether within or without the
church ; combining, as it does, the largest
amount of active and passive emotion, with
agreeable excitement. The trout may refuse
to nibble and the game to start, but
upon the horse there is certain pleasure be
yound all contingencies. Tlie rider is above
everybody else, he goes faster than anybody
else. He has for the time a kind of ideal
and not actual being, and rides his horse
as a poet rides his pogasus.
At one moment he imagines himself a
general at the head of an army ; at another
an Emperor making a triumphal entry;
now he is a knight, returning from conquest,
and now, perhaps, he rushes to battle,
or he is riding a firce race, and he
springs in his saddle as if ten thousand
bright dollars depended upon the result.?
Not that he actually believes all tbii*, but
only that he feels somewhat as if it were
so, or might be so.
Wlion lie presses the spur ??lo the tender
flank, and his horse plunges and prances, he
also plunges and prances like the horse, lie
feels as if, in riding him, he is a part of
the noble animal liim?elf, and that he is
!_ J 1 ?1 -i -I - HI- ?
niuueu \viiiiL me luessanaus were reputed
to be, half a man and half a horse?a real
We cannot tell what a horse will do
with that precision and minuteness with
which an empiric recounts tho diseases
which his hobby will infallibly cure, but
we are certain that our hobby will teach
a great variety of cases; and we believe
that a horse?one horse a day?is good for
aline fit every body, if properly administered.
Some will require to be cautioned against
riding too violently, wliile for the benefit
of others you must add tlie directions usually
giv^n in the olil polypbarinic prescriptions
: " Well taken to bo well shaken."
RESCUE OF A BURIED MINER.
Correspondence from Lancha Plana,
Amador County,California, dated June 27,
to the San Joaquin Republican, describes
the following exciting scene :
"One of tlioso excitements incident to
a mining camp lias jtist tfatispircd. Soon
after two o'clock this afternoon word was
passed that a " cave had taken place in a
i tunnel, and a man was shut in." The
warm, sympathetic hearts of the miners
were touched, and they gathered in crowds
to aid in the possible rescue. Hut, was
tlie man dead or alive? If not crushed
1. - 11* . I 1_
| iiu must soon sunocaie : oiguais wciu
' made by tapping upon the roclcs with a
pick, and they were answered, 'llioti comj
ineuced the work of rescue in good earnI
! First, lumber was procured to hold back i
j the friiperincumbent earth, which was con- j
1 stant'iv dropping; then a long iron tube, j
with an iron bit attached to one end, with :
which to penetrate the fallen drift and convoy
air to him. Some thirty feet of the
tunnel was filled with loose sand and gravel
and the tube was too short to reach. It is
hozaidous work to labor in a falling drift.
The earth overhead often continues to
peel ofT, sometimes in large masses, until j
an immense dome is arched off several feel ;
in height. The miners also were appre- j
hensive that if they commenced to move ;
the fallen drift, they might be interrupted !
by further slides.
To make sure, another set of hands '
commenced a side drift, to run at right
angles through the solid earth. An exciting
race begun, stimulated by the double
ambition of beitig first in, and first to rescue
a fellow mortal from impending death.
Determined hearts gave vigor to strong
arms, and the drifters worked with unparalleled
energy. But one could use the
pick Ht a time; and reeking with sweat
and exhausted, lie fell back in turn, to give
t.l.w.A i.-. i.:? r..11 a:.. i -
iv ins itiiwu, oia ii'ci ]?er a.iy is me
usual task, but here tliev performed that
amount of work in ati hour. Signals were
occasionally exchanged with the buried
man. lie was still alive, and they worked
on with rcnewd energy. After five mortal
hours he was reached?alive, safe and sound!
Word was passed to the crowd above, and
the welkin rung with cheerful and exultant
ahouts. " Dutch Ned" was a popular character,
and the hearts which had been kept
tense with alternate fears and hopes found
vent, some in tears, and some in other extravagant
VT I - .1
-m;u suucs tnai me cavc commenced
some tliirtv feet from the spot whore lie
was at work, and left him a space but six
by twelve feet. There was water in the
tunnel, awl some danger from drowning.
Ilo threw up a broad bed of gravel, upon
which he lav down. The vitality of the
air became rapidly exhausted, and he was
also in danger of suffocation?a stupor
came over him and he fell asleep. The buried
man was aroused by the signals befuic
mentioned, and hope succeeded the despair
which had settled upon him. Just then
his candle, which had been burning dimly,
went out. Jie was afraid, he said, it would
consume the oxygin of the air, but as long
as he lived lie wished for light. lie felt
great relief when the tube had penetrated,
and fresh air was introducod. Another
fear came over him just as they were breaking
through, for the earth commenced falling
again, and he yet might bo buried for'
Ovor U'IIAVI n~/?o ?w? caa*Me/\ ?? > ? I
I v w.? < mvii ovuntcu au Iiciii i JJtll
the drifters persevered, and both lines broke
through almost simultaneously. 1 Io was
| safe !" ^
Mrs. Partington On Ikes Conduct (it
Church.?"What do you think will become
| of you.!" said Mrs. Partington to Ike, as
tliev were going home from church. The
question related to the young gentleman's
conduct in Church, where ho had tipped
over the cricket, peeped orer the gallery,
attracling the. attention of a boy in a pew
below by dropping a bencil, tied with a
siring upon his head, and had drawn a hideous
picture of a dog upon the snow-whito
cover of the best livmn book. "Where do
you expect to go to ?" It was a question
which the youngster had never before had
put to him quite so closely, and he said I'o
didn't know, put he'd like to go up in a
"I'm afraid you'll go down ?f you don't
mind your ways, rather than go up." "You
have been acting very bad in' meeting,''
continued she, "and I declare I could hardly
keep from boxing yuur ears right in the
midst of the Lethergy. You didn't pay no
interest' and I lost all the thread of liie ser
mon through your tricks." "I didn't
take your thread," said Ike, who thought
she alluded to the string by which the pensil
was lowered to the boy; M that was a fishing
line." Oil, Isaac." continued she earnestly,
"what do you want to act so like the
probable son, for? Why dont you act like
T"V ! J -1 IV -1 ? "
juiiviu miu uuieronomy, inni we read about,
and act in a reprensiblo manner?" TIio appeal
was touching, nud Ike was silent,thinkof
tiie sling that lfcivid killed Goliah wilh,
and wondering if he conln't make one.
Woman and Patriotism?The fellow
who offered the following toast at the Ellington
Fourth of July Celebration, ought
to be hooped in:?
"Woman?The lorer of union and tho
friend of annexation. Like our country,
her manifest destiny is to spread b er-skirts."
THE RIGHT TRAINING OF WOMENThe
church of England Jfeviww has nti
article on Female Education, from which
We take the following passage :
" Much remains to be done in winnowing
out of people's minds ridiculous ideas
of a certain purely factitious style of living,
without which it is impossible to lcet-p
house. There arc plenty of young men
who have yet to unlearn the foppery of
expenses disproportion^ to their means,
and the sordidness of luxuries which feed,
not self-rcspect, but gluttony and pride.?
i ne possibility must be secured to daughters
aud younger sisters growing up to l?c
rational, appreciative companions; girls
who, if they ever married, will choose and
value their husband for what he is, and
i>e interested in his calling and his opportunities
for observation ; women who will
estimate the grave and sweet realities of
wife and motherhood, beyond any accident .
of precedence or supcrlhiily. 1 ?y dismiss- i
ing false and foolish notions of respecta- <
bility, by refusing the cheap fascinations i
of a paltry education of display, by dis- |
countenancing restraints misdirected or loo i
rigorous, by cultivating an intelligent and <
unassuming mode of intercourse, by a care- i
ful foresight in assisting young people to <
prepare themselves for the exertions ami i
cost of one day being the centra of a <
peaceful, hospitable home; in these and !
ether ways much may be done to remove I
obstructions to tliiit gradual acquaintance, i
and that unaffected respect and attachment i
which lead on to happy ma t riage.
" In the meantime, it may ho well to
think with not only the sympathy, but the
veneration they deserve, of many among
those who will never marry ; to assist in
multiplying the too few occupations suit- |
able to women, or open to them ; above all
not to preach by implication or otherwise
that a woman's life need ever be dwarfed
to a negalion or consumed miserably away i
by causes absolutely out of her control.?
There arc women strong enough to keep
their womanly dignity and sweetness, and
to organize around them the moral fie- I
incuts of an independent existence. Thev I
whose steps arc feeble need the more to be I
helped, rather than hindred, in the slrug- i
glo with their fainter and more yielding i
self. If they fall here, is it at all ccrtsiin i
that in wedded life their lot would have |
been auspicious ? Alas! low many a t
faltering will has bent and 'given' beneath i
sanguine, unfulfilled resolutions, to reclaim '
and humanize the husband, who has pulled |
the wife down instead to his own mean
and wretched level; Marriage is not a lottery,
but it is mere wilful blindness to for
get that, in all its higer .aspects, it may be
wofully inverted or appallingly debased.? I
Not all the grand provision of tender ties
and gracious instincts which surround one i
of the greatest 1 ivi g ordinances, will make i
people pure or 1 nippy who insist on being I
peevish or frivolous, or worldly, sensual or I
" Wedded life is a great and holy mys- I
tery, and a sou tee of power for good, often <
far beyond estimating; but unless there he
at least ono soul filled with unselfish love
aim strong in an unflagging faith, the for- 1
innl union of two persons is no guarantee
whatever for a will ennobled or affections
enlarged and cleansed. And the faith
which so works by love can make sunshine
in a shady place, without an infant's or a 1
husband's eye to look into. The harmonies
of a developed and transfigured womanhood
have been set many a time to
other music than that of wedding bells.
She who is enthroned never, under any
roof, in a mother's holy sovereignty, may
earn the light iu many a house of compelling
every soul to iove her. She will create
or find an atmosphere in which to keep unwithered
and in full pulsation, ' the heart
out of which are tho issue of life. Her
hands will redeem the time, and her brain
not be idle. Living singly, yet not solitary,
when she dies it will not be till, 'smote' by
many a touch of gratitude and cheerful,
reverential sympathy, 4 tlic chord of self
lias, trembling, passed in music oul of
Niaguru.?For many days I lingered in
the purlieus of Niagara. 1 ofien walked
from the Suspension Bridge along the
Canadian shore, getting at every turn a
new glimpse of lovhness ; and on other oc.
casions have sat for hours on Prospect Tower,
with no companions but a favourite book
and the eternal music of the Falls. In
storm, in shine, in moonlight, and in mist?
in all weathers and at all hours?I have
feasted on tho beauty and tranquility of the
scene ; for, as soon as the ear becomes accustomed
to the roar of the waters, tbey
descend with a lolling and soothing sound.
And when 1 was compelled to tako my farewell
look' and travel to new regions, I
repeated to myself, neither for tlie first nor
tho last time," I have lived, and loved,
and seen Niagara."?IB.
A veneraple grandmother, after return?
! ing from church one night, aaked her
grandson Cur a gourd of water
"Give mo a light " ?he said, wishing to
know what she wlias drinking.
"Thero ain't nothing iiv it it, grnnro?,,rreplied
the young hopeful.
"IIow do you know, Johnny?-'
'Case I felt it!'
The old lady fainted^
THE TOAD AT HIS REPAST. A
Ft!of our readers, niosl probably, have
ever observed the toad at bis repast. It is i*1
performed with electric rapidity, and with
more than (elegraminie precision. The l'
tongue is doubled back upon itself, and is
tipped with a glutinous secretion. The w
moment the beetle comes within range, g
the toi gue is shot forth with an unuerring fr
aim, and quick as lightning the captive is O'
withdrawn. They arc invaluable in a garden.
M. Jesse, in his irleanincs. comnlains li
of gardeners destroying them, of savagely
cutting them in two with their spades.?
Wo hope not. Horticulturists of such tl
"gross ignorance,1' ought themselves to he in
extirpated. The beauty and vigor of our L
flowor-border we have long ascribed, in a P1
measure, to a select famil\' of toads, which tl
we tenderly protect, and some of which a
have now reached a patriarchal age. M.
Jesse mentions that Mr. Kn:ght, tho emi- b
nent Nurseryman, keeps a great number tl
i)f toads in his stoves, for the purpose of il
destroying the wood-lice that infect his l><
plants, :iu<l that they do not seem at all nfFec- w
ted by the heat, even when it reaches 130 ':i
degrees. We are surprised at this latter tl
statement, which docs not agree with our fu
observation. "We have observed that the h<
load in very hot weather seeks shelter un- to
tier foliage, or buries himself amongst the si
soft mould, in the evening he emerges bt
from his concealment, and no donht then sr
employs his protusile tongue. Mr. Buck- hi
laud mentions a curious use of toads.? l><
They are employed as inject traps. C(
A brigade of marauding toads arc con- tl<
J noted into the garden in the evening.? ?
They make a famous supper; but in the I]
morning their entomological employer, by a w
(Tenlie squeeze, compels them to disgorge Cj
their evening meal, " and in this way many in
cut ions and rare specimens of rare and p
minute nocturnal insects have been obtained."
" There is jusl now," says Dr. Buck- t
land, " a plaguo of ants in tunny of the |
London houses, which defv extermination- j
T s'rongly recommend those who are tiou- .
hied with those plagnci to try whether a |
load or two won't help them." Most cor- j
Laiidy. They clean melon frames of these
insects, and why should thcv not perform j
ihc same friendly nflice in the drawing? ^
rooms of London citizens? Nothing hut
(irejudicc can prevent the adoption ol the ^
L-Ncellent suggestion. And yet the preju- (|
lice exists, and thev are a loathed snecies.
Toads from time immemorial, have been ,
persecuted l?v schoolboys, and vou cannot
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ivHiider through a village on a dimmer day j .
without seeing defunct and and llattcued j
specimens of these unoffending creatures.
. . di
Innocent of literature, it would he tracing y
ihe cruelly of the urchins to too high a
source to ascribe it to the " ufjlv and ve- .
rcomous" toad of Shakespeare, or yet the
more odi us imagery of Milton. And yet
from the erroneous uatuial history of the ^
two great national poets the i<lea ma)' have .
originated, and thus been handed down r
From one race of school-hoys to an? .
Uses of Ice. ? In health, no one ought l'
Lo drink ice water, for it has occasioned 11
inflammation of the stomach and bowels. l'
iiml sometimes sudden death. The templation
to drink il is very gieat in summer; 10
use il at all with any safety, the person
sliould take but a single swallow al a time,
take the glass Irom the lips for half a
minute, and then another swallow ; nnd so
on. It will Lm found that in this way
11 becomes disagreeable after a few mouth- t.
On the other hand, ice itself may be
taken as freely as possible, not only without
injury, but with the most striking ndvantage
in dangerous forms of disease. If j
broken in sizes of a pea or bean, rtnd swal- jt
lowed as freely as practicable, without much v
chewing or crushing between the teeth, il \
will often be eilniient in curing various S(
kinds of diarrhoea, and has cured violent jt
cases of Asiatic cholera. s|
A kind of cushion of powdered ice h
kept to tlic entire scalp, lias allayed violent tl
inflammation of ihe brain, and arrested ei
fearful convulsion", induced by too much li
blood there. Water, as cold as ico can it
tnako it, applied freely to the throat, ueck n
and client, with a sponge or cloth, very of- l!
ten affords an almost miraculous relief in a
cases of croup ; and if this be followed by n
drinking copiously of the same ice-cold element,
the wetted parts wiped dry, and ^
the child be wrapped up well in the bed- P
clothes, it talis into a delightful and life- ^
giving slumber. All inflammations, inter- vv
nal and external, are promptly subdued ly si
ttie application ot ice or ice water, because
it i9 converted into steam, and rapidly con- b
veya away tho extra lioat, and also di- li
minishes the quantity of blood iu tho ves o]
self* or the part.
A pieco of ice ' laid on the wrist v
will often arrest violent bleeding of the
To drink any ico cold liquids at meals l<
retards digestion, thills tho body, and litis tr
been known to induce the most dangerous C
internal congestions, U
If i?? ia put in m4k or on butter, And
tncse nr? noi nswi no me time, they lose
their freshness, an^ becomes sour and w
8tnle ; for the-essential nature of both ift cl
changed, when once frozfen and thou thaw
ed.?Ha IV9 Jour ml of Health. a
REMARKABLE AND AFFECTING INCIDENT11
is seldom wo hear of such a remarkable
lanifesiation of filial devotion or heroism on ]e(
ie part of a cliild as is evinced in the allec* j?
Hg incident we are about to relate. The Qf
to of the child was two years, which point, hi
e much nuestioiied until our informant i?
ave us the minutes which ho took down
om tlio lips of its parents, as they Blood ar
i'cr its remains soon after the occurrence. UJ(
The child is disunited as being very intel- (u
gent, and as possessing a high and broad j1(J
nehead, ?uch as would iudiuMto n mind of ari
i) ordinary model. ISnt to proceed with s|,
le narative: On the afternoon of tlio 4th
ist., Mr Nash, the keeper of Orinnul J'oint ,j(J
ight, Islesboro,'started with a skirt' for the Wi,
ill-pose of mooring a boat a few rods Irotn t|,
ic shore. While in the act of casting over i
kedge anchor the skirt" capsized, overturn? ! Ba
ig him with it Because of his lameness j cx
e was unable to swim, and, upon lising to j -pj
ic sun ace, seized hold ol lliu gunwale of tii
le skill', and at once hallooed to his little pa
jy Klisha, who was looking out of tlie open iik
indow, (the house being but u short dis? du
inee from the shore,) to give his niolhcr to
ie alarm. Mm Nasli, who had been con? sh
ned to the house by illness for a fortnight, pa
eard her husband's voice and at once star- efl
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uiur mo roicu j. r>oiuro leaving Uie house i vo
le charged Klislia to remain on tlie door- j ar
op until her return. Seeing no hopes of ca
iving her husband herself, slio ran to the ill
ouse of a neighbor for assistance. Elisha ea
. holding his father's perilous situation du
>uld remain quiet no longer, and so ran J't
awn to the shore, and at once I egan to loj
adeinto the water to attempt to help him. ro
lis father bade him to keep out of the &h
ater anil sit on the shore until his mother w|
line. Seating himself upon the shore he w'
iipatientlv waited for his mother's ap- sp
Mr. Nash, by struggling hard to main? 'u!
tin his positon. had well niirh exhausted
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iinself, and while clinging to the ai<le of 1
ic skill* it again turned over, and lie there- 111
y lost his hold. Bidding h:s child fare? c,i
ell, he sunk beneath tlie waves with the 111
1 ^ J
idiet that he should never arise alive.?
lit to his joy. as he sunk he caught hold
ftlic rope with which the boat was moored , 'e
nd by this means drew himself nji and got, S"
i board. Upon looking for his child lie
iuikI he had disappeared. The little fel low 1,1
linking to render his father the essential vt
d, betook himself to the water as he saw
im sink, and waded out as far as he could of
id then reached forth his hand to-ward a
is father. '11:e strong tide bore the 1 ittle pi
ero beyond his depth and in the quiet of h<
I'ath he relinquinished his hold upon life. O
Plien the neighbors arrived they found w
[r. Nash in the boat quite exhausted,and at
le body of his devoted Kliaha floating near in
le beach. oi
Our informant, who saw the corp?o of the 'a
lild soon after it was recovered, says that
s tiny h inds were still outstretched, and P1
s eves opened wide, as still anxiously lookig
in the direction of its father. As the w
?nd and hart?stricken parents bent over
ie cherub-like form of the darling one as 3"
was arranged for burial, many eyes like
i - i r s"
wu^f uyiu T71VH tCrtM, uut'iunu Ul t
10 palli'sliu tale connected with its death. j
-Uef/nnt (flfaine) Aye.
ft ruddock's Suah.?It is said that Brad
ock was borne oil' the field in a tumbrilt
nd then put upon a horse,but was at last
arried on a hammock or litter. Doubtless Kr
ic latter formed by his sash fastened
> poles.This sash has an itercsling history.
I was of red slik, very largo and strong. j
In lung after years it is said to have come .
. \\ 1
) the possession of a gentleman in New- j
Means, wich is probable enough, for Brad- ^
ock died with no near relative to reclaim
?fatherless, motherless, childless, and
ithout brother or sister. After the Mexican
Var of 1846 had begun, this gentleman
int the sash to General Gaines, with an in j
motion to present it to the General who ^
liould bear himself best in that \va\ Afier
e battle of 13ucna Vista, Gains believed l''
tat the trophy "had been won, and hasten. tr<
a to present it to lien era I Taylor. With re u
lclancc, and after much persuasion, he took =>r
, put it into liis military oliest. and kept it w'
til ho died?on the 9th dnv ol July, 1850, sl(
?e 95th anniversary of Braddouk's defeat,
nother of the ?ad and singular coincidence on
ritli which our story of to day abounds su
It had wrought in it "E. B., 1707 and
ad upon it stains of blood. Addition 1
roof of its authenticity is in tlie fact that
iraddock's father, whoso name he bore,
as made a Brigadier General in the Cold*
? . tei
.reams in 170V.
It is said that when Braddock died he
equeathed to Washington horse and j.u,,
olsters, and b? faithfnl body servant Bisli. |(j,
p, whom he had bouglit in Virgiunia. ^
This is probable. Washington's t.vm ca*.
? ? 1)1!
ant in these campaigns was Alston?John.
But in after years ho had a searvant C'.
lishop. Ho it was who held liia bofse so e|
>ng in 1758, while he courted and plight- ^
J hie trout to his future wife, Mrs Martha
iustis. Aud in his wdl he gives legacies ^
) daughters of both Alston and Bishop. .
A young lady, n few evenings since
. j. .. ?j.i! . ? . wf
*ui 10 ner cavener, pienso clasp illy
Certainly,' said bo, clasping l?is*
run fttouud her,4 aud the cou touts too!- ha
POWER OF IMAGINATION.
I)r. Noblo, iu n very able ami analytic
jture at Manchester, 'On tlio Dynamtie <]
rtuencc of Ideas,' told a good anecdote s
Mr. lioutihouse, a French savant, in il c
stration of the power of imagination. As f
p. Noble says? '
' Mr. Jiont'honse served in Napoleon's s
my and was picsent at. many engage- u
snts during the early part of tb?: laslceJi- t
ry. At the battle of Wagram, in 1800 <.
was engaged in the fray \ the ranks f
r>und htin had been terribly thinned by s
oi, :tu<l at sunset he was nearly isolated- j s
lulu re loading his musket lie was sho*- j
nil by a cannon ball. His impression j
is that tliu cannon ball bad passed
rough bis legs below bis knees, scpara"
g them from the thighs j for be suddenly
nk down, shortened, be believed, to the
tent of about a foot in measurement.?
le trunk of the body fell backwards on
e ground, and the senses were completely
ralyzed by the shock. Thus he lay
Dlionless among the wounded and dead
iring the rest of the night, not daring
move a muscle, lest the loss of blood
ould be fatally increased. He felt no
.in, but this lie attributed to the stunning
feet of the shock to the brain and ner
>us system. At early dawn be was
oused by one of the medical staff who
me round to help the wounded. ' What's
o matter wilii you, my good fallow ?' i
id the surgeon. 'Ah! touch me ten t
rly,' replied M. liouliiiouse, ' I beseech i
?u, a cannon ball has cairied otV my :
2js.' The surgeon examined the limbs '
(erred to, and then, giving him a good \
ake, said, with a joyous 1 ugh,'(let up
lb you; you liavo ...nitiiig the matter i
tli you.' M. Houtihouse, immediately i
rang tip in utter astonishment, and c
iod firmly 011 the legs which lie thought, l
5t forever. ' I felt more thankful,' said |
. lioutihouse, ' than I had ever been in c
e whole course of my life before. I had, 1 1
deed, been shot down by an immense ! 1
,1111011 ball; but instead of passing through 1
y legs, as I firmly believed it had, the 1
ill had passed under my feet, and hail \
ottghed a hole in the earth beneath, at s
ast a foot in depth, into which my feel i
ddeuly sank, giving tne the idea that 1 ]
id been thus shortened by the loss of t
>' legs*" 'J',c of tliis story i* 1
niched for by Dr. Noble. |
Pulpit Anccdvlcs.?The Rev. Mr. Peters,
' Tennessee, was preaching, ami, having
largo gift of continuation, was somewhat
olracted in his discourse. Several of bis
jarers left in the midst of the sermon.? '
no young man was on his way to the door
hen Mr. Peters pointed hii long linger
him, and said, " Brethren, (hat young
an has just as good a l ight to go out as any '
ic." It is needless to say that be was the
At another time, while Mr.Peters was 1
reaching, a young man started to leave 1
io house, and making some noise as he 1
cut, Mr. Peters paused, and said :?
44 I will lilt- (liii/miii-j/. M-t.A.i ?!...#
- "'j uiowuiov ? ?ICI? lllilk
>ung man gels out," i
Hie fellow very coolly took his seat ami
'Then it will be some lime before you get ;
rough !" .
The preacher, however, was tip to him
id remarking, "A bad promjseis better (
oken than kept," went on with iiis ser (
The following is attributed to the cele ]
ated Rowland Ifiil :
" Two strangers passing tho church in
ich he was preaching, entered, walked up
c aisle, and finding no seat, stood for a j
die and listened to the sermon. Presently
ey turned to walkout. HL-foro t!vy reach
the door the preacher said?"But 1 will !
II you a story'"
This arrested the strangers, and they '
Used, turned, again an I listened.
Once there was a man, said the speaker "
10 said that if lie had all the axes in '
o world made into one great axe, and aJ
e trees in the world made into one great
;c. and ho could wield the axe and cut
>wn the tree, ha would make it into one
?.,i .i:?i. >i it ? 4
cai. iv iiiiiisii iiifoo un^uui) IIIUII
10 turn their backs upon the Gospel, ami
ip to hear a story. ^
Tho Btrangers thought they had hear J f
ough to satisfy their curosity, ami ro- c
med their walk in tho street. f
A Father with Three Dozen Children.?
I Markhcrdenfelt, a village situated on 1
0 river Main, in Bavaria, the/e Fives a man 1
1 years of age, named Johannes Suhot- L
ubeck. lie is a master chimney sweep, 1
vocation inoro boncraWe in Germany '
an in this cocrntry, and for half a cen J
iy he has given his personal attention to '
i brrsiness. I/e is now living with his !i
ird wife; and on the 16th of June last '
s 30th child was christened at the !1
ri&h church. By his first consor8 he had c
, by liis second 11, and by bio third 18? =
whom half are girls and one half c
When somo one wror lamenting Footed 1
lucky fate in being kickud in Dublin, 1
hnson said lie was glad of it; 44 is e
ing in the worhl,^ added he, '* when ha ^
is in England, no one thought it worth '
lile to kick hhn." 1
It is exceedingly bad husbandry to 1
rrow up the f<J6lingp of your wife. ' n
1.1 i win, -ij * . -i -ir-1 - "''Tfiii.rn^? ?
Mohammed i-< said to have boon of rtiicfllti
stature; to hate had a large head,
trong heard, round face, itixl reddish-brown
heeks. 11 is biographers siale that hia
orehead was high, his mouth wid^vhis
lose bi'ig ati'l somewhat of r.:i it'juilitie
hape ; that lie had large black eves ; that
t vein which extended from his forehead
o eyebrows, enlarged when excited by anfer
j that his spk'ffdidly while leeih ntood^
ar apart; and upon his lower bp' .1
mall mole, ilis hair, hanging over hia
hotiblerSj retained its dark color to the day
if his death he sometimes dyed it brown;
>ut more frequently applied to it odorifeutis
oils. It was oi'ly Jit l.'is last j.'llgfimigu
that he had his head shaven. ]to
rimmed his moustache and his ringer nails
vo Friday before prayer. His neck, it is
aid, ' rose like a silver bar upon bin
?ro:ul chest.' Between liis shoulders ho
tad Ji largo mole* which was looked upon'
is the prophetic senli A physician oucB
vishing to remove it, Mohammed <?bected,
sa) ing,' lie who made it sluii! also'
teal it.' His hands a d feel wero Very
urge, yet his step w;!s so light as ' to
eave 110 mailt on the sand.' mined
poke hut little, yet occasionally permit'- ^
ed himself a joke. A woman once came
o him, sa\ ing,' My husband is i. , and
>cgs thee to visit him;' upon w li
nquired, ' lias not thy husband s<. inking
white in his eye ?' Slie returned in
>rder to examine it. On her husband
isking what she was doing, sliu replied;
I must see whether you have anything
vhite in your eye, for the Apostle of
Jod asked the question.1 Her husband'
it once recognising the joke, convinced her
hat this was common to all eyes. On one
iccasion, when an ohl woman conjured him
o pray for her that she might enter
>aradise, he replied, 4 No old woman tlfi'feS"
:nter paradise!' As she began to weep,
le reminded her of I he verse in the Koran
vhich declares tlint perpetual youth' will
>e rcstoied to women. The Arab ; roph'ct
,vas compassionate towards animals, and'
vould wipe down his horse, when it peripired,
with his sleeve; but this was nothng
extraordinary among his countrymen/-*.^
His cat was lifted up to share his owifr
lish ; and a white cock which lib hnd,y^S
le called his friend, considering him a c-J
protection against devils, genii, witchcraft/ jw
?nd the evil eye?
Wasted Life.?When his host followed ,fl
liiin out on the staircase with a candlpj
Lo light him down the stairs, the day
was coldly looking in thv-ough its gfihVy
windows. When he got out of the house
Lhe air was cold and raw, the dull sky
jvercast, the liver dark and misty, the
whole scene like a lifeless desert. Dull
wreaths nl dust aure spinning round and
round before the morning blast, as if the
- 1 I... J -! 1
itsvi k .-iiiiKi 11.in i iscu mi iiivay, ;iuu me ursc
spray of it in its advance had begun tbs
overwhelming of the city.
Waste forces within him, aiul a deBert
ill around, this man stood still cm his1
way across a silent terrace, and saw for a
moment, lying in the wilderness before him t
\ mirage of honorable ambition, self-denial
ind perseverance. In the fair city of this
vision there wore airy galleries" from which'
llie loves an 1 graces looked upon l.iltf, gfar- *
lens in which the fruits of life hung ripening,
waters of hope that sparkled inf
lis sight. A moment, and it was gone/
Jlimbing to a high chamber in a well of
louses, lie threw himself down in hi?
doilies on a neglected bed, and its' p51ow
was wet with wasted tears. >. -j
Sadly/sadly the sr.*n rose; and it rose^v?
fpon no sadiler sight than the man o
*ood abilities and good ctmitioiia, inenr-f
..II ..< .1 i;. .1 ' *
ui meir uirccieil exercise, tm*apal>le;
>f his own lie!|t Mil l liis own h:ippiue5-:?.. Cg
icnsiblu of the l?li?;hl 'in li.it>, and K'nigngii*
n?* liiniselt* to let it cat 11stil ;r.v: f ? JJic/jf:',\3
'HA-' Talc of T(Co Cilif?, ' 'Vfli
Dittpisiny RtdicuU?I know of no prin
:iple which it is of more imp<?rtanco lo li*
n the minds of yoirtig people, thun' tlial
)f tlie most determined resistnnoo to tho
iiHToacliinente of ridicu'o. Give up to the' '
vorld, and t<> tlie ridicule with which en. i;|
orces its dominion, every frilling question'
>f manner and appearance; it is lo toas\M
:ourage and firmness to slit* winds, to conv- ; ^
>at with the mass upon- such suhjycUasV (j?j
ltp.afl. HiiL li'urn frrun tln? nm-liait -w?
o insure your principles agaiust the porija<?|gE
>f ridicule;- you tim rt'o moie exerciie yoiiif'- v -ii
eason, if you live in the constant*dread of^l
augliter than you can enjoy yow life,
ou are in the eowtaht terror of?de?lb.^V$3|
f you tliink it right to differ from
md to make a stand for any valuable poibfcj?<3|
>f morals, do it, however rustic, howeVerKjjQ
iniiquated, however pedantic it mayappear
lo it, not for insolence,- but seriously ftfldHaajfl
grandly, as a man who wore a seul-.of V.i?i#^9
>WI1 bosom, and did not wait until J[t
>reathed into him by the breatjj
on. Let men call you tnQan.- ifev'^urgQo^^B
mtly religious; ptisillaniinous^^^^^^^^H^
ou are firm ; resistance smi>
>rincij>letl wit mto sincere reftftett ? ^ - jwjjH
cr-tiwo can tear froi# you those- feeflflgi
vhich every man carries
ihs made a noble and BUccet^gfeJBTOM^ia?:. meS