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F BY $AVIS & CREWS. ABBEVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING* JANUARY 19, 1860. S VOL. XVI NO. 39 1
JflS or tax LJ?I8L&TUR* OF 1659.
an Act to apportion tub representation
ok this state.
I. Be it enacted by the Senate and
jTause Of Representatives now met and nit!
ting in Oemeral Assembly, and by the authority
of the tame, That each and every of
the Election Districts throughout this
State, at the next and all future elections,
f -Until a new apportionment of the representat
ion be made by a future Legislature,
| 'respectively elect the following number of
i | tteprdsatitalivus, to wit; Abbeville, five
I Representatives; Anderson, four represen
tatives ; Barnwell, four represents*
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uvos; aii oHints, one representative;
Chester, three representatives ; Chesterfield,
two representatives; Christ Church, one
tfepresentative; Claremont, three representatives;
Clarendon, two representatives;
Darlington, three representatives; Edge
field, six representatives; Fairfield, three
representatives; Greenville, four representative
Kingston, one representative ; Ker haw,
two representatives; Lancaster, two
representatives; Laurens, four representa
lives; Lexington, two representatives ; Liberty,
three representatives; Marlborough,
two representatives; Newberry, three rep
* res^ntatives; Oran-e, two representatives;
Pickens, four representative*:; Prince William'*
one representative ; Prince George
.Winyah, three representatives; Richland,
--- "f&iirTepresentatives; Spartanburg, five rep
resentatives ; St. Andrew's, one representa
five; Su Bartholomew's threo representa
tivos ; St. George's (D'?rchester.) one rep
l^Mfentative ; Su James' (Goose Creek.) one
rAt\PMAi (ativa Rt .Tdiri/)4t /St*4flif?p\ OtlP.
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representative; St, John's (B.-rkly.) one
representative; St. John's (Colleton) one
representative; St Helena, one representative
; St. Luke's one representative;
8t. Mattllew's one representative ; Si*
Paul's one representative ; St. Fetor's one
representative; St. Thomas ami St. Dennis,
onq representative ; Union, three representative*)
; Williamsburg, two representatives;
York; four representatives ; St. Pltilip's and
Si. MieluePs twenty representatives; St.
Stephen's one repreeer.tative.
An Act. to amend the Law in relation to
it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives, now met and
sitting in General A??emWy, and by the
authority of the same, That from and after
the.passing of this Art, when any person
ehall be struck, wounded, poisoned or
otherwise injured or ill treated wiiiiin the
limits of this State, ami shall die thereof.
v beyond the limits of this State, whether on
the,'t>1gh sea* or elsewhere, tiie person so
' striking, wounding, poisoning, or oilierwise
causing the death as aforesaid, shall
be subject to indictment, trial and pun
islitnent in the District in which said stroke,
, wouiid, poisoning, or other injury nr ill
treaUnent was>*fcommiUed, in all respects
the Mime as if the death had occurred in the
^^ JliHt where any person within the
limlu of this Statu shall inflict an injury
r6nm?y .person, who, at the. time said in*
cted, is beyond iWe limits of this
f '! or where any person, beyond the liin\
iu of tfyi* State, shall inflict ah injury nn
|[. \ fltojr person, at the time, within the limits
\ofthis State, and such injury shall cause
W&atti of the person injured, in either
the f person causing su^jj death sIimI' |
beiubjdet to be indicted, Ined, and pun, first
<??. "pQtlie District 6t
tl?e penqp. inflicting* tfteC
' tJ*e tifTle when tho SHiiic was
S*. i'f? second case, in tfie
^T5i*t,rjctuih which -it was received; and
\tbe procedure and. puni?habnt' ahall jgEp
in all same"aBif j
were wiUiin ?l?e said -. Dutrict 'at^ ifie ,
';, Stel 481
bt>metfe M f.mpect* compte^. J
b &?;x-y- - "s-.j
; ^ILvihai .vfamjpjr
*W? within *tbe bAUridfi^or^
%erefrflfiri'and"tbo ^artydie** within tiiis
i' xm b?n
?<*i? fur over, a* well <w for feeeivhif
tiiD? of 111 #
>>Wl jl<|i<ot 10 HiioLlmr gu?rlit
Tbat whera'Ajr executor or admin is-'
* Irntw W?*
Ue.1^^ ^ of tU# or ^
fWjiSl?% ^ of 6-kU ?ecator Arnd**
"ir.-, * ' : " C '^;. j
ministrator shall be Hl1owe<I commissions
for paying over such legacies or distributive
shares, as well as for receiviug lliem
An Act to exempt Teachers and Students
from the performance of Road Duty.
I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives, now met and sitting in
General Assembly, and by the authority of
the same, Tlmt tho Students of the several
Schools, Academics and Colleges of tills
State, and Professors of alt institutions of
learning, Teachers of every kind, and School
Masters, shall be, and they are hereby, exempted
from the performance of road duty.
An Act to provide for compensation in
damages to the families of persons killed
by the fault of others.
I. Be it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives, now met nnd sitting in
General Assembly, and by tho authority of
the same, That whenever, after the nassinsr
of this Act, the death of a person shall he
caused hy the wrongful act, neglect or default
of another, and ihe act, neglect or de"
fault is such as would, if death had not ensued,
have entitled the party injured to
maintain an action and recover damages in
respect thereof, then and in every such case,
the person or corporation, who would have
been liable, if death had not ensued, shall
be liable to an action for damages notwith
stand ng the death of the person injured,
although the death shall have been caused
under sue.h circumstances as make the killing
in law^i felony.
II. That every such action shall be <or
the benefit of the wife, husband, parent and
children of the person whose death shall
have l>een so caused, and filial! bu brought
by, or in the name of the Executor or Administrator
of such person, and in every
such action, the jury may give such damn.
geR a? they may think proportioned to the
injury resulting from such death, to the parties
respectively for whom, ond for whose
benefit s ;ch action shall be brought, and
t.llA Hmniint cn rp/>nt.v<ri>il La
among the before mentioned partis in
such slisres as tliey would have been entitled
lo if the deceased hud died intestate,
and the ainonut recovered ha<l been personal
assetts of hi* or her estate: Provided*
That in all actions brought under this Act,
llie Executor or Adminmtra'.or, Plaintiffs in
the action, shall lie liable to costs, in case
there bo a verdict for the Defendant, or
nonsuit, or discontinuance, out of the gondii,
chatties and lauds of the Testator or Intcs
tate if any, and if none, then out of the
proper goods and chatties of such Executor
and Administrator: and Provided further*
That the action he brought within two
years from the death of such person.
III. That the provisions of this Act shall
not apply t? any case, where the person injured
has for such inj ry brought actiont
which has proceeded to trial, and Bnaljudg
meiit, before his or her death.
An Act to make owners of dogs liable for
slice: killed l>y I liein.
I. Bo it enacted by the Senate and House
of Representatives, now :net and pitting in
General Assembly, and by the authority of
ihe same. That from and nfier the pasum#
of this Act, tbe owner ol any dug, or person
Laying it. his care or keeping any dojr,
or person upon whose premises any dog may
l>e ki-p.t by his or her Blave, shall he liable
to pay tarfhe party iujured^double the value
of all sheep that'm/iy be killed or injured
by such.dog to be recovered by action of
ffetpdfcgpfe:tbo?a?e^aL,lJie suit of tbe party
injured, io any court having competent
jurisdiction. * .
II. That in all action* brought for the ra.
er>rery ot-" damage*, ui?dor the provi.-ions of
wfcjAot, il* Recover y of tgo dollars shall
m carrv full cost*.
Mxmv? nag-i. rmrr. ' ~
annual t^x of one dollar be?
ipd is liefe6y,4iiipofrfd upon every dog keptf.
life owner of sued
uluve; and it- fhtfU be the duty of ev^ry
owliar Of nudi slave or 6l?ve* to make annually
frrefcunntQ the Tax Collector of his
or^ier l&tfict, al the tltne of iqaking his
O^li^r garisraVlMX. return, of every dog bo
Ji^^t \ti W? 4r^t^Ht? or ?UttfcS ?r lai!*
ftjg so"lo dof ail'eh owner *hali'tkniable to'a
flft? of liro dqllat? for eacli and, ev^ry drijj.
fron k?'pi*nd dt>of retorned, U>^pry^Svfefed.
fe%feielifiicfrttT<i ia 'what If
rrt^rt^l^rg'tax Vefurnp. = ' '
-Tltat an annual tas of two dollars be,
Mr. 13reck?nridge, in liis lii?*torv of the
late war, thus describes tlie gallant defence
of Fort Sandusky : ?
The transactions which are now to be
related may justly rank among the most
pleasing to our feeling and national pride,
of any which took place during 'he contest.
The campaign opened with an nf
fair, which, though comparatively of smaller
consequence than some others, is in its
circumstances one of the most brilliant
that occurred during the war. This was
the unparalleled dnfence of fort Sandusky'
by a youth of twenty-one years of age.?
In August, and before the arrival of the
Ohio and Kentucky volunteers, which did
not take place until the following month,
threatening movements had been made
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u|>uii nu mi; uiuureiit iori*, esuiunsiiea l)V
the Americans on tlie rivera which fall
into lake Erie. After the siege of fort
Meigs, the Biitish harl been considerably
reinforced by regulars, and an unusual
number of Indian?, un ler their great leader
Tecnmseh. It was all important to reduce
these forts before the arrival of the volunteers.
Major Croghan, then commanding
at Upper Sandusky, having received intimation
that the enemy were about to invest
the fort of Lower Sandusky, liad
marched to this place with some additional
force, and had been occupied with great
assiduity in placing it in the best posture
of defence. But the only addition of importance,
which the time would allow him
to make, was a ditch of six feet deep ind |
nine feet wide, outside the stockade of j
pickets by which these hastily-constructed
torts are enclosed, but which can Jifi-ird
but a weak defence against artillery, lie
had but one six pounder, and about one
hundred and sixty men, consisting of regulars,
and detachments of the Pittsburg
and Petersburg volunteers. General llarifiOll
llllf. I'llllliuivlim it nrn..(ii>.il>l/i
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fend llie place, ordered young Croghan to
retire on the approach of the enemy, after
having destroyed tlie works Tins our
youno hero, taking the responsibility upon
himself, determined to disobey.
On the first of August, General Proctor,
(laving left a large body of Indians
under Tecumseh, to keep up the appearance
of a siege of fort Meigs, arrived at
Sandusky with about five hundred regular*,
seven hundred Indians, and some gunboats.
After the General had made such
dispositions of his troops as lo cut ?>ff
the retreat of the garrison, he 6ent a flag
by Colonel Eiliot and Major Chambers, demanding
h surrender, accotnpunied wiih
the usual base and detestable threats of
butchery and co!d-ltlood massacre, if ibe
gmrison should hold out. A spirited anMver
wjib returned l?y Croghan, wlio found
thai all hit* companion*, chiefly striplings
liko hiiuself, would support him to the
When the flng returned, n brisk fire was
opened from the gun boats and a howitzer,
whir.li was kept up during the night. In
the morning, they.opened whh three sites,
which hml been planted, under cover of
the night, within two hundred and fifty
yards of the picket*, but not with murli
effect. About four o'clock in the after
noon, it was discovered that the enemy
had concentrated his fire against the northwest
angle, with the intention of making
a breach. This part was immediately
strengthened by the apposition of bags of
flour and sand, so that the pickets sufferedfill
t lilflrt iniitro T>nrlii#? tliio limn il.?
six-pour.der was carefully concealed in llie
bastion which covered the point to be assailed,
and it was loaded with slugs and
grape. Abotit five hundred of the enemy
now advanced in close column to assail
the part wherotfr was supposed the piuketo
must have beep injured, at tbe same lime
making-M^iii fwptsfo draw the Attention
of the besieged to other parts of the fort *.
their force being tbu* divided, a column
of three hundred "and fifty, men, which
we^Bo envelop&l in unoke as not (6 be
seen uulil they appi^Hched within twenty
p?cea of (lie lines, advMtic d rapidly to
the assaults A fire of jnu?ket^y from the
fort for a moment threw them into' coyfnajon.
but they were qunikly rallied by Colo
nef* Jtoort, tlieir Qonininnder, who, now
springing ov$r the outer-works into the
diicls, commanded the r&ito TolfoW^jprjr-:
?nR out, " GiVe H:e damned Yanked* - Oo
quarter?" Scarcely had these- detestable
word# escnped hia lip< and the greater*
part oi l^s^Jldfrera landed in lb*. diicb,
lien-tlw *ii?po nder opened, upon them ?
moil destructive fire, killing and wounding
tlie greyer part, and among tbe^?t' llie
v?retched leader, wlio wiu sent into eternity
.bufore his Words bad died upon the air., A
<roHey of tnrtk&frj wm, aL Uia??me t>m?,
fired upon those who had not vant?|jjyfv
nally chastired, under Providence,*hy a
force scarce a tenth part of their numbers
Terror indescribable took possessipn of the
assailants, and they /etreajed towards tbeir
boats, scarcely daring to look back upon
the fatal spot; while they were followed
by their allies in nullen silence. ?|
If tliis gallant defence deserves the upplause
of the brave, the subsequent con- ?
duct of the besieged deserves the praise of
every friend of humanity. The scene
which now ensued deserves to be denominated
sublime. The little band, forgetting
in a moment that they had been a?^
Bailed by merciless foes, who sought to
massacre them, without regarding the laws
of honorable war, now felt only the desire
of relieving wounded men, and of administering
comfort to the wretched. Had
LllUV l?P?n fripntU lnwl fliOW Imnn Ki-nllwiM.
tliey could not liave experienced h more
tender solicitude. The whole night was'
occupied in endeavoring to assuage their
sufferings ; provisions and buckets of water
were handed over the pickets, and an
opening wits made, by which many of the
sufferers were t> ken in, who were immediately
supplied with surgical aid; and
this, although a firing was kepi up with
small arms hy the enemy until some time
in the night. The Ions of the garrison >
amounted to one killed and seven wounded ;
that of the enemy, it is supposed, to sit
least two hundred. Upwards of fifty were
found iu nnd about the ditch. It was discovered
next morning, that the enemy had
hastily retreated, leaving a boat and a con:
siderable quantity of military stores. Up
?J -f .-i
iimuo ui ncwmj omiiu nnn? were lllKClir ^
besides a qimirity of ammunition. The
Americans were engaged during the day
iu burying tlie dead with the honors of
war, and providing for the wounded.
This exploit called forlh the admiration
of every paity in the United States.
Croghan, together with his companions,
Captain Hunter, and L eutenants Johnson.
Baylor, and M^eks, of the seventeenth ;
Anthony, of the 24th ; and Ensigns Ship
and Duncan, of the 17th, together with the
olher officers and volunteers, were highly
complimented by the general. They afterwards
received the thanks of Congress.
Croghnn wns promoted to the rank of lieutenant
colonel, and was presented with -an
elegmt sword hy the ladies of Chillicothe.
Infancy.?What is more beautiful than
an infant ? Look at its spotless brow, at
its soft and ruddy lip*, which have never
uttered an unholy word?and at its blue
laughing eye, as it lies on the breast of its
tond mother! Look.it has stretched out
its while hand, and is playfully twixtiwr
her liair around its tiny fingers. Look at
hi> infant! It is innocence endued with
life ; the counterpart of holiness. It requires
nothing hut the pleasant look of
its mother, nnd her warm kiss upon its
lily cheek, to make it happy. You may
talk to it of sorrow, of misery, of death,
hilt your words are unmeaning. It lifts
never felt the ehills of disappointment; it
has never writhed heneath the pang of affliction,
and its guileless heart knows nothing
of the emptiness, the hollow professions,
and cohl-heartednesa of the world;
nnd would to God that the cup maj be
broken ere it be lifted to its lips.
Women.?All the influence winch wo
men enjoy in society,?their right to the
exercise of that maternal care which forms
the first and most indelible species of l edu
cation ; the wholesome and mitigating restraint
which they possets over the pi?; I
siona of mankind * - t.li?ir nnarar nrnW. '
, ?r W. ("WV,.
ing us when young nnd cheering us 1
when old,?depend so entirely upon thetf
pergonal purity, nnd the charm^ wlri^b ;if
casts around them, that to insinu^ji.dpuht '
of its real value is wilfully to ^emoTB '
the broadest corneT'Stone on which '
society rents, with all its benefit*, and tilth
all its comforts.?Scott. '
rv~'. v 1
A doctor waa employed by *..
to. attend his wife, who Was dangerbt^: \ill.
The doctor gnre a hint that bejfi^ I
fuura nf nM Imfnnt nu!<l - M
I have seen the infant sinking down,
like fc stricken flower, to the grave?the
strong iD?n fiercely breathing out his soul
upon the field of battle?the miserable
convict, standing upon the scaffold, with
H deep cursei.quivering on his lips?I have
viewed death, in all its forms of darkness
and vengeance, with a tearless eve?hut I
never could look on woman, young and
lovely woman, fading away from the earth
in beautiful and uncomplaining melancholy,
without feeling tlie very fountains of life,
turned to tears and dust. Death is always
terrible?but when a form of angel beauty
is passing off to tlie silent land of the
sleeper*, the heart feels that something
loveiy in the universe is censing from existence,
and broods, with a sense of utter
desolation, over llie lonely thoughts, that
come up, like spectres from the grave,
to haunt our midnight musings.
Two years ago, I took up my residence,
for a few weeks, in a country vil
lage in the eastern part of New England.
Soon after my arrival, I became acquainted
with a Fovely girl, apparently about seventeen
years of age. She had lost the idol
of her pure heart's purest love, and the
shadows of deep and holy memories were
resting like the wings < f death upon her
brow. I first met her in the presence
of the mirthful. She was indeed a creature
to be worshipped?her brow was garlanded
with the young year's sweetest flowers?her
yellow locks were hanging beau?
#;r,.n.. ~..a i.._ i
mill nnu i?i?? ujhjii ner uusoin?and she
moved through the crowd with such a
floating and unearthly grace, that the bewildered
gazer almost looked to see her
fade away into the air, like the creation of
some pleasant dream. She seemed cheerful,
and even gay, yet I saw that her
gavety was but the mockery of her feelings.
She smiled, I ut there was something
in Iter smile, which told that its mournful
heauty was hut the bright reflection of a
tear?and her eyelids, at times, closed heav
ily down, as if struggling to repress the
tide of agony that was bursting up from
her heart's secret urn. She luoked as if
she could have left the scene of festivity,
and gone out beneath the quiet stars, and
laid her forehead down upon the fresh,
green earth, and poured out her stricken
souf-, gush after gush, till it mingled
with the eternal fountain of life and
Days and weeks passed on, and that
sweet girl gave me her confidence, and I
oecame as her brollu-r. She was wasting
awAy by disease. The smile upon ler lip
was fainter, the purple veins upon her
cheek grew visible, and the cadences of
her voice became daily more weak and
tremulous. On a quiet evening in the
depth of June, I wandered out with her a
little distance in the open air. It was
then that she first told me the tale of her
pashion, and of the blight that hod come
down like mildew upon her life. Love had
been a portion of lier exigence. Its teniiril>*
lui'i been twined around her heart iu
its earliest year*, nnd when they were rent
away, they left a wound, which flowed till
all the ppringfi of her soul were blood. " I
am passing away," said she, " and it should
be so. Tlie winds have gone over my life,
and the bright budn of hope and the sweet
blossoms of passion are scattered down
nnd lie withering in the dust, or rotting
away upon the chill waters of memory.
And yet I cannot go down among the
tombs without a fear. It is hard to take
leave of the friends who love me?it is
very hnrd to bid farewell to these dear
leenea, with which I have held communion
from childhood, and which, from day
to day, have caught the color of my life,
ftnd' sympathized with my joys and sorrows.
That little grove, whore I tiave so
oifien strayed with my buried love, and
Nhere,'flt times,- even itowf the sweet tones
Df his voice seem to come stealing arotfnd
Hie till the Whole air becomes one intense
nnd mournful melody?that pensive
itwvwhich we used to watch in its early
curing, and on which my fancy can *til!
picture his form looking down upon me
tag,-.likening me to his own bright home
flower, and tree, and rivulet, on
memory of our early love has
Lat iU urtdyihg ?e?l, lias become dear to
jn&'Jind I cannot, without a sigh, close my
upon them forever."
vj^ httve Intelj heard, tlint the beautiful
jgH;jpf whom I have spoken, it dead. '1 he
life was culm mm the felling of
jc&i&&eaai?gentle*s the staking of the
linger* for atime around a
^Withered roees, and than dies,' ' m
upon iu wiTt* ?gd
lwipUbMwt V? lb?
gggkti# *>***Mrt?, Are fctewr wdtidor:rfl||yii)
W^y V? it, IhKt
mocking us with their unapproachable
glory ? And, finally, why is it, that bright
forms of human beauty are presented to
our view and then taken from us?leaving
the thousand streams of our affections to
flow hack in an Alpine torrent upon our
hearts? We are born for a higher destiny
than that pf earth. There is a realm
where the rainbow never fades, where the
htars will be spread out before us like the
Islands that slumber on the ocean, and
where the beautiful beings, which here
pass before us like visions, will stay in our
presence forever. Bright creature of my
dreams, in that realm I shall see tliee
again ! Even now thy lost image is
sometimes with me. In the mysterious
silence of midnight, when the streams are
glowing in the light of the tnany stars,
tliat image comes floating upon the beam,
tliat lingers around my pillow, and stands
before me in its pale dim loveliness, till its
own quiet spirit sinks like a spell from
iieiiveu upon my iiioiiiriiin, and the g>ieF
of years is turned to drenm9 of blessedness
m ?? ?
ENGLISH STATESMEN FROM A BELIOIOUS
POINT OF VIEW.
A London correspondent of the Puritan
Recorder makes the fallowing interesting
niatement concerning the public men of
Whether it is to be attributed to the ' revival'
spirit that prevails amongst us, T cannot
say but it is a de'iglitful and encouraging
f.ict that a inanil'estily improved feeling
in regard to mailers on religion, has
taken possession of llie minds of some of
our chief political and other public men.
iw it ?ciy giem nuvetiy ri one lime ot
the day with us, to find a judge, a leading
member of the bar, a minister of State, or
even a popular representative, who was
prepared to take a prominent, or, indeed,
any part in a religious meeting ; and the
very few that were not. wholly deterred
from so doing used to he mocked at as 'old
women,' or spoken of as 'disgracefully unprofessional.'
But, I have said, a wholesome
change has been silently wrought,
and day after day tlie secular journals report
devout speeches, ringing with the true 60s
pel sound from the Lord Chancellor of England,
the chancellor of the Exchequer, the
Lord Mayor of London, tho city Chamberlain,
a Vice Chancellor, the Attorney
General, the common Sergeant, the popular
member for the largest constituency in
the lane, and a host of other representatives
of the people. Only within the
last week we have had Mr. Gladstone^ the
Chancellor of the Exchequer, who, if he lives
will be the Chief Minister of the Crown before
long, addressing one of the must re
inurkahle meet intra ever held in the 3tnmte
house of Cambridge University, composed
of tlie members of the various Colleges, the
leading inhabitants of tlie town and neighborhood,
on the Christian duty of establishing
a vigorous missionary effort to central Af
rica, the Lord Mayor of tlie metropolis
opening the doors of the Mansion House
to (he Evangelical Alliance, wheu the noble
hall, in which there has been seen many
a drunken and profane display, resounded
with the words nf the hymn, 'Great is the
joy when Christains meet/ and some curdial
brotherly speeches?and the City
Chamberlain lecturing on the revivals in
Ireland, in the midst of which devout scenes
he has been spending his holidays.
A curious trial was recently held at Middlesex
.Sessions, in England. Thomas Saverlaml,
the prosecutor, stated that he was
in the room wlwre the defendant, Caroline
Newton, and her sister, who had come from
Birmingham, were present. The latter
jokingly observed that she had promised
ber sweatheart that no man should kiss
her while absent.
It being holiday time, Saverland cons'dered
this as a challenge, and caught
hold of her and kissed ber.
The young tfomart took it a* a joke, but
her sister, the defendant, said she would
lika as little of that fan as ha S?.
verlund lolJ Iter if she was angry lie would
kiss h?r also ; be then tried to do it, nnd
lliey fell to the ground. On risings the
woman struck him ; ho again tiled to kiss
her, and in the scuffle she bit off his nose
The action was brought to recover
damages for the loss of the now* The de
feudent said he had no bunneM .to kiss
her; if she wanted kiswing she brad a hueband
to kiss her?a belter looking man
than ever the proMwutor was.
The jury, without' Invitation Acquired
her; an J the chairman iftfd that if any
man attemped to kisp, ewomsn ag*in*t her.
willy she had a perfoattigblto bite off hi*
nose, if ate had aftkoey for so doing
R' y - s ..1. . i; " 4 iw
i - - - v
?y wr roadwn ,* t?i<! ? doctor to bit,
pntieaV'J *?n ttuty gr?iifo<f to*ee ypf
y*t to life. M $$f but *i?St yesterday, y.o*
knb* tftftt I told you yoa brtd only sixteen
pleabubjss in skating.
Right beneath oae of our windows, from
morn till midnight, we see youngsters And
oldsters twisting theif legs in ftll coficeivable
shapes, skating tip and down the rivef#
ns merry ns lambs. We cannot pick tip n
paper, but an article on skating' meet*
the eye. Everybody says it's fun, and that'*
all everybody known about it, for we'va
tried it. Last night, about gas light timej
after rending a glowing description of life
on Bkates, we prepared for our first attempt.
and rallied forth to join the merry crowd.
We had on a pair of stoga boots, trowsers
h'gs tucked inside, a ronert-tafled coat and
w ite hat. We went clown on the ice, and
gave a boy two shillings for the use of his
implements. We have confidence, even as
great as Peter's faith. We, with the assistance
of a friend, fixed on the skates, and
stood erect like a barber's pole. Etifour
aged by the eight of Home ladies on the
bridge, who were just then looking at the
skaters, we vtruck out. A slant to tha
r<ght with the right foot, a slant to the left
with the left foot?and just then we saw
something on the ice, and stooped over to
pick it up! On our feet again?two slntite
to the right and two the left, accom?
panied with a loss of confidence. Another
stride with the right foot, and we sat down
with fearful rapidity, and very little of ally
elegance ! What a set down it was, fat
we made a dent in the ice not unlike a Connecticut
Just then one of the ladies remarked,
' Oh, look Mary, that fellow with the white
hat ain't got his skates on the right place!'
Ditto thought we. Just then a ragged little
devil sang out as he glided past us,
4 Ilallo, limber legs 1' and we arose suddeni_
l -r.? i.:? 1
ij tviiu [)ul nu?r nun, anu hwbj weni oar
legs?ofio to the east, the other west, canning
an immense fissure in o(?r pants, and
another picture of a butter-tray in the cold
?oh hoio cold /?ice I Then the lady?
we knew she was one bt the remark she
made?again spoke and saidf 'Oh look,
Mary, the chap with the white hat has aat
down on his handkerchief to keep from
taking cold l' We rose about as gracefully
a saw-horse* when Mary said, Guess 'fariftt
a handkerchief, Jane,' and Mary was right.
It wasn't a handkerchief, not a hit of it?
Just then a friend came along, and^)roffer?
ed as his coat tail as a ' steadier.' We accepted
the continuation of his garment,
and up the river we went about ten rods
when a shy to the right by the leader, the
wheel-horse, to scoot off on a tangent, heel
up ! But the ice is very cold, this seasou
We tried it again. A glide arte *#y* ?
glide and a half the other, when whack
came our hump of philoprogenitiveness on
the ice, and we saw a miltton of stars dandim*
aronmf im. lilt? linllat. m?la ?f. tl???
Rowery Theatre. Etow that shark #ent
through our system, and up and down our
spinal clumn. Lightning coold not ha**
cork screwed H down a greased sapli ng
with greater *pwd or more efthHerrating ef?
feet. Boardmrg hotfser Irutter nor warranted
deed could have struck stronger than
we did, and a dozen ladies looking at as,*
and our fissured pants 1 _
Hallo, o'd cold P stttig oot tlrat rugged
iinp again, and we there helpless Soon
we got up and made Mother trial, with .
better success. Perhaps we had skated* iff
our peculiar style fifteen feet wheto a Muner
? j. ^ < li * - V A'
ing cnapenme ep oemrni* ?*rm w? nt qevM
with our tired bead pillowed in life top, aftd
he swearing at us, when it was all hia
fault! But, oh mjf, bow eold the ii?
there, too. Every, npot where we omd?
our de6ut n>n the ice, oTr, fcow cold k.vu (
Our bear skin drawers ttere no protect k>?.
at all, U
We tried ttgmtt, lot the paper* ell sa^it^a . j-.
fun, and down ?an>e V>#r ftoma?.Qfecia?
nose on the cold julep, material, and the lit- "MM
tie drops of crimson ran down our shirt
bcuora and oo to tbe eoid Ice. '
vm/o mivio no intu ?mnn^?iwwt ivf ,
the shore?ffirt rfo?tt ami eoirtited d?ro?ge?
Two ahillmgifri e^Ir tfefcr#n ttjikf'. S*rera!
lattora! ruJ on? ' frontentP bamproti
ice.- Or* wnw Jfc$re, >? **hw?<r?Onae
a pair of tea cMfa# e*?*itti6fee m a maai
ever put hit legs in. Oft*. rtipture intfie