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D iOTEID TO SOUTHERN RIGIHTS, DEMOCRACY, NEWS, LITERAT
wn .. R.2 _Pop
.. V. UMTERVILLE, S._O.,_NOVEBER_,_18 2.
From the lyswiih xipres.
ROMYIANCE OF KtEAIL LI'E.
Shottiliam is a (quiet village in
~ufk, distant rr.im fiswieli thirteen
nited, from Woodbridge five tuiles.
*dsayhi Sqirirel (a small tea dealer)
1# his wife have long resi'ed there,
nd were believed to he honiest, in
JIstrious, an worthy leople.
Alminrigst their family was an inter
esting girl, named ElizbetI; who1. in
aet,, is the lini'(ie of our tale.
Yhilst a mere child this girl g;ave
evidence of a siiiiuior nl. AL tie
Sundlay selool she eve;- took a fore.
%post place aoIl at eight or nine years
of age her memory was so retentive
that she was f1rerpiently sent for to
ive lomg recitatiis before miier
ons companies. At tenl she wis
placed nioler the care of 'Mr. Os
'lunne, the village scloollaste
(who, we tilderst and, is a good schil.
ar and extensive reader,) who soon
orceiv,-l that his pIupil was a girl (f
'great niatural ability. She was at
taitive to her studies, and whilst oth
ers were at play, would e lavosely
ttviengacd in going over the boohks that
comiposedI Mr. Osbinie's librarv.
Iaving a religious turn of iinil, she
eaud uplon-all thieulogical points; shie
A 'also made herself acqutiainte'l wil thle
4nglish poets, With hist ov, with p-is
botany, au-l with plisnography.
I -u June. 1850, at the age of
tiwelp, shte left the sehool from ill
s~esi eensioned, it is said, hv too
ose- attention to.her stwiodies. ~ li-r
Ines.1asrisumed the shape of a Spinal
tion, ifor.wlich she hal the l
adice, meul ui as * eniv
telt &the Elt SSot: il l,
doilprived her, it was al0ege1i, of the
power of swallowinl. S'le lived onl
L206I't ni milk beiung poured dun iher
tliit, but the qan'iiatities were so
.7 MA'n a 'that- her death vas daily ex
g. She?, hiowever. to le a -
; ishment of Ier, frieils :aiid th
tirs, cntuile to live on, al
thig' it was sail she did not take a
single morsel of solidfod. A t mid
suimmer*, 1851, she recoverC froi
her lock-jaw, bit it was alleged that
she hia:d previously been seizxd witih
bllndn'huess nwl deaIness, feies
which she did not reygain.
The way in whieb she had lived
begn to be talked of, ani some ex
ciiement; was oceasioned amongst the
gossips of the neighboring villages.
But at about this time the wriiiiigs
and Speceches of the child ocasionied
*considerable iliterest , whiieh w ais
heightened by the ai.;ertion that she
still ate no fojd. Persons living in
the locality came to visit .er, awl
found the patient inl an hunnle apart
ment, supportel on her bel hy Iil
lows, with a couitenance which most
o'' tI e n called 'algelie,' but which
vertainly was renarikable foIr it-s sin
gaular'ly devotional cast, and for' the'
rneat intelligence whieb be:n neud frii
it. Elthough it. wals alledlgedl slit
conhll not see, her' eyes r-eiainedi
open;, und biut litt e defect could be
beer~intheon. To heri vis i-s
who symipathised with her she wo'nll
eay, whent lamenting her dealauess and
blindness, that 'what she learnied dur-'
ing health were the tools shie huel to
make use of dhn-ing her ilhwa'ss.'
Ivery hiour that passed aw 1y add
edL to the exciionenot, awlu spriiead Ihe~'r
f ae widler and ni It'er friomI her tna
tive villauge. A t all himrs of' :he d a v
parties wemlhed thir way to her ci't
tage, and w> sooner had~' they' g:z'd
on the clhIl tan the v were interest
edl in her-an interest that ha'd a
strange (lash of' mystery ini it, whlen
they were assured that inearlyv two
years past not a particle of fod Ihad
passed her lipis. I ut the momni
she began to speak she fairl en,
chaied tho .sympathiues ofi heri lear
ers. Unabule asi theyv wete ti solvec
(the phlysical problemo, they were
e.(q.lly unable to acco~unit foir lie ex
traor'dinary seuntiences thi tshie utte
ed. For' the moust part lher renauk
applied to religimous sub j ects, on auhe
he~ wyoiild d~eeanit wit h a bueat ty il
language, powerC (if llhought, and' det
votion of mid, to which il.l divine
e mii make li tle pire tenion, anO
hvlicht, to saiy the lea-u, werei I:traeri'i
~'i'thl. bi ir'ee'ilnee to the w h
m~lei of' ail va ti wee hid. u
. iwe thiaL tliildbehat
tli.'sc W! 0 iiit g tpoit her i.S; ilnst
her artgnjtstit For tit,! insiriatitiit of'
tL il t ittCrs, hier lefIili iItils 4of t ruthl
%iit att v ere So~ 'ea uti iil it'iitl
vintin z ativiI hii tal. titat ,ill(! caime
to) be reirdeil as a bieing who had
SOMtUP direct mnissionl to accompl~tish oil
lie'! ,III of Deitv.
I 'rha1 s totiliiitg could wel ei e finer
thanrillt pials. to those %I101 she li
kdeetnieli to lite roiiiivers of, lth w oi'
Si W2II SO l WL't0f'u wr ti(,%, an !ilsC tujttu I
ihg wore't the prayers sll,' plot Foirtt ,IIll
their bechalf, that at titiest lie %vvtdo
cOZUi tally m-11t11 lbe 1 at hell in t('ttrs,
qona' Ot* (liC lt 1elA tIn alt l n;.'O1) itof'
mndlt, aiwl ottieS patkilltg of' (lie
0. 1t-rial lire that Seoiee t.) lbea'll
lu-not hiet ttI. .ut lier itntellectual
andit tlevoti''ttal t1Oivers we~re tI(vvbtii
ell to thleir ut i-St v.-heti' ver Selp iw
vitcile. A.*.fai tist th ; ite w(ITM tu 1is
eltartc a whole patrk of* Sc~ipttztl ar.I
tillery, tiuti ;vitt, her atnitijiil 1t til0l
evr pC' P tiiii ui tie B ilfle. 11LI il
ti vi v ovcrw .\I1(1 il lu' \NWi hc 1 il ownt
appet'als to .11ht 1i'1 tier arg!.luznt.
il i laor oii *. l-qiay- 1I a large gi a-~
iltIonjt to itSz chtiit'4-. Iitfmlhimt
SetIed0 t) lie Owi~ tlititi.wi shte
IllSt ahtorei,;ttiil reti I t't lie
wou~tldt draw dot' i thle es1 ccial IVell
Wt Wil teoite hut Et le suil r>
W~.1ett Ive S:lv these e.\ rairlmutat at
!It ~ ~ tqh l '.4 v l l~ ul
her iwtiaiks %mrtvix htat, Wttit 1tnu 1
ati Itimiate ail-jiaiitaitil it tIlt it
biry, antu Stae thle ItetltitS t.ti '
limlt Jttets. It is StiI )~2
wid -i f(! St (Iee~al)il1 t ii btil \\ 1e 3
satv that shv thiditj-i it t CiVel I
g~reat Illt..jtitv I.i*\\t11itl cumlt Hit llv
tl1ttsti)Ii that (iiic %Vit(tt Spoke So H .111
t2ItAII oilSt jtci 'Jlts IIi itl
tteetltt1g thetm \lieul she Sta.'etL; t1, i
itt'r litear t vo wt ets she 11,1i liv ci
ex iii V .l tt fill tti 111t1 fat
reztiiui bytie 'titete luiiiait sht
tok \,. ! ~~only CiviviIl to Iit
herh hici I Igi orIn asu e quallyciiiiitn
n-. solislic l \611 o hil Z .ii ti mevi h-Ia
0tillyte ll ttt~ tt Eras el1;itl.
He S:t itvI ierli~t Vta IiSweu
all-, ]lt ititg ttIt '!1tS ia tt a C00 i i
glas that S'~I i- s-l hal~ izit
alil..k ono -Tut Nexc,(ite t1,1ite atit
flejs(. te to l'oe(qu. i .tit a- i
;:iiitttlsti anct eait1,. ~L. St sttI cti
Sh it not e l;tttittd.sh. lir hlciliii
were not a few who eldeavorled to
detect whether or not any impositiop
was practised. :iome of these attend
ed day after day, but all were fairly
heaten, ald camte awav Convinced
that it was physically,. itellectually,
miad religiously a genuine case.
Rather more than three montlhs since,
she anal her parents stated that the
milk ceased to afilord her any nour
islimn t, and that, in fact, fi tam tt
time she left off taking any sisten.
ance at all, tuither food nor drink
passed her lips. Visitors closely
wvatclied her, and were convincel that
sihe wais really living on from week
to week, w ithout partaking of my
niom-ishment. Meanwhile, the to an.
Ider con tiinuel to ring more rrequleit..
ly, her tiomihts bired with warmer
Idevotional41 fire . her prayers seemed to
go direct, froi hkerI lips to heaven.
while her angel seemeicd at her heek
and call to htillil :ay iiniestatini
an1d to occasion an v inilence she de.
sirei. i'h.e excitelment out or doors,
andil throutghouit i.aiv pais oif the
ctountry, nas now at fvver hent. -
Mealical men, clergyinei, dissenting
mnlisters, earrnage :aistocracy, gi..
cart :nii Coot folk alike shaied in ithe
inteine desire to gaze on this extia.
orilinay v chil. :iad to list( it to Ol(e
words which fell rom her with as
muchl wveighdt as if she10 realy11 * . d I .
Idipitable credentials Ihat s'io was
;iin 0)ra1cle f[romii heaveni. On bcin...
asei wher. andel how tI.is in stfc
mcie wohl enid, she rvipied, Oh
in Inv triaumaint entrance into glo
SomIce gentlemn ha I1swichi, who
had,1l become deely iterested in tie
ease, at l-.inyIh heenmie interstcd in
the cap . at W:Iy: ei that iA w:
ihAV~ 6Vi! ir,4...
lest exteniat. Thou~isands of peop cle a
visited t i- - -' ri it,
dies We hor, tha it "NaN ous
ppol ci to rita an imihn s ron I s
wieb :111i WVoodhridlgo to Shottishmn.
These gentleinen joldged Aimt anl
2ight day's trial wonld Zettle the mat
ter as to whether or not She ipar
.k or 'any lim ri :luient. Aecord.
:aigly, t wo femoales at loi~ eltau aeter
were selected i-t the e ;arnest ena
reaty of the fiahber or the gil-who
Werx! instrictel to kvep watch over
Il for eight iyalys aol eight Wi...hts,
t beino :m ianatrucioll that th-e roomil
never be -ft, without one of
tlemaa boin:g laeselt. Three weeks
sice tie V colanenceI their task, r%
Levivi1m their instietiins fraom a
medlical m1:m1, andh at the eiml of ei.lt
ia is iret ed to ich, deelng
that tiae chuld h:al iatt ha anit101
to) its lils <han-ing the wleIC tCIa, ialt"
t!aat t:y w-re t!'rugly coav:n e
it wats a eninecaas.
This. however, dii n1ut I1 lsfV
thle g.!ntleme~nah ldt;tetin
was n.w am111 .vesVv talked of inl
these localities. ail it was deterin.
ed to tat -t. r i l ains ha tSt it t.i"s
uitlost. Therv iarnwd theis, Ives ill
toa : comtnittee of eight persons, nod
drew "p i(DeG.bint li t their ai.
.hmece; one0 was th:at f.r (UIt days\:
moal ig~hts she u-hoihI neover he lefti
unawatched:: 2.n 1 m o her- was, that
each gent len'au (n Vnard lhaul
akae a ura entru t heaVa 11 e vintS
tha a~erredi everyv lhur, andi tiat
heo sh-tuhl sign his naen to it. (Thbis
caonlitteec will not iake thrir iej.ort
iuntil thce. ing ofI this day. The
ilio'r, lilt we llii 1 wae ii)", atle.
tate their strict caorectnes) Ona
S-iatlray week, \Au~s 'ai , thist
wtat ih co l e te , tair wt (-1t wit'
ing' Th'uraiy, whe italemrs. l'it
enIii *andl Buratin (l.o s~je~ 5 we
aeiee byI I i the flteviS. \\'ebb and1
\\~haihy. Thialnne geni'iian ha-l
lon beenu at scejptie io the natter, a:1 l
ton eniteinii the iroam, Itouht lha ulis
co'vered ona unulhiasanut saowll. lIeI
left for an1 houra's waulk, leavin~g \ir.
Thea aithera thena entere 1, and comif
laaied of thea wanat oft failh whieh the
w~;a~atcels ina chI:arge mianifilstedl, :and
the bilesscings oh t bal. I he innuia2tel v
1:aelat dlowni andI pruayed witha greaut ap
I i aent ( lleanenss and soleaaiity, andl
tat cinsidealeat- leng.tha. \lr. \\'it
byV was chose to) thei bedu, 211an di
ing;. the praoer inoticed some tagita
li-an of tiaai elaoe. \\'hen lr.
\\'ebbl rejturnied , \ ha. WIhit h v riwn
t , 11:.1 -i e1 .caiSti a i '- e _
that the bed should be searched.
Two nurses, who were also present,
proceeded to Imake tle cxanin.ation,
a1111l they reported that all was right
found. Mr. Webb, not being satis.
lied, and feelinlg the delicacy of his
position, weit to the clergyman's
hcmu.se, and secured the assistance of
a nedical gentlemian who was staying
with him. The cirentostances were
stNted to the surgeon,% who determin
ed on instititing a further search in
i r. sence only of the wmse.
For sone titte their elforts had no
result, but at. lei th a hundle was dir
covered hetwein Ie chil's armn and
body, which one of the nurses itmue
diately laido hold of. The girl, as it is
alledged , instantly Vcalled out, 'you
1must 11ot touch that l' 'But I Must
have it,' sail the wonan. 'but,'
sail the deaf child , '\ ou shan't have
it !' 'I will have it,' exclaimed the
iuirst atol aw vy wen t the bundle
the chibi .% ith gicat resignation say
inl,,. vll, if ye(t will. you mnst.' -
The surgcon utnlid the parcel, and
fouluil it to consist of about a Score of
napok ills. These wel 2e spread (ut up
on the Cou1inerp.:ane. rind the p 'arents
and the two watchr wrc e called in.
Of cour.Se the uitmost conster;uation
was depicted on the faces of the ll'pa
rents. Ti mother inoinediatelv ac
eased the chill of deceiving, her, blt
was I roperly stopped by the reimai k
that this I art to the imposition couldi
not have been carribd through with
Iutl her ageney. The father seetrled
inl an agon v of distress; and solemnly
protested tent he wasientirely igrnor-.
at that the niml kins wero.'ihere, and
that S: far as lie knew that nei t her
morsel nior drop ha -pa8sed the child's
For sixteen weIels. Messrs.
\\ eh andl Whiti ,v tho. nCeia genm.
:cn 17 i''7 %ri:;. nedintely
lo.t -ltn . * i the
eXCI io T oI i
,he itupt.si n u
ti-:ed. .It i t m ; ,,1 t o
noltice thaint 1huing Satilray, Sunlay,
\oioilay Tuistlav, Welnhesday, and1
TitIt4laye, she hadl hadl 110 of)ood or
lhiink. nIeither was ally food foiuidl ill
I 'rob ~lel' it will be deernedto nieein
m. to ' li e : 1 14i it r i .\; mlillu Ittll.
lm I l I it e r -4011 (of the e4111111111tet
bo pelI 1 il I n lv . Ii tliot wIt'l
I. :.in Il;ja iitOl- o inlly Of ilt!
Iie' h-: to tlais0 it lilt ih1-L '--Il i vbi
be~l beon.er o hae it iwreIatisthetordve
1xoel 'e h- re unwilling. it, be
'0 1 % tillo loll 1%1 Vliid tho 11,111d
liretat ian--lo peri e'0olii ob the
who. w"11b. 11h-lib tltIv :a-t thronll!h So
l'evi It ito l: j MtI I ii lI-i li tvito lilt II Il o l -
11 ilt b11101 Io. *t iiiv ni
the wwr!d vre obihevn de-cep
:i0n 14l i 1 I t v il t!'. I i L 1 V
,li~ii d that he i I Io 1t. 'la t .1 .
aI gt Ii 1il to n d illn with hi lr.
Inger il <i I ht It it a b , ed
I t . 01 I I* Il- -11 1 1 01 11 c I lo V VlI o
000 ba t - -n b ln. :oil hit conversa.l
it1!) I ey~ I t Ld i lo- li I [ t I v0% 0. ' l0
ninrattd d thes :s po.sitive! 1) ui ta
th h he nI - -f i/ then(t'It v. I ".
ti h I ,- lo r iitg of tl h .
<iii ~ t1 .li 91i th. l it e 'haiin h sr be.'.
runs ii ihi bar. iiiubih.wa
I 1g . nv bo 5i 10011n lii C be i. :nlcai
1wt li h to wit isv<. . a 4,iio oiisitel o.
rio i i'..h wei a nt lie es.: gtit\ \l).t de.
isth jloant by uII bil b. t he hl, ei
it 0. %ii ' --% at i n 0 lien atl h tvis l
fn;. !i'-. li uingloir bani under ihs
hed1 li ti:,e hi- he i ters ltoi ab.
i litrt oe ~iI br:-e kniii ow
loe uhat is iho atoof the1 iu~ rig...
in1101t at habt it vl contiisi smtI
'oreituim.by eiery pahirnlt0.nd guard
thian 01,i in thelhu be nhi-Io~i
very is w y ts oubl t loe is he.oad,
nis ht and is it educa irltedhi. 'liet
thiist tth onever ha fgtoteltio B
* te tro r eiih ien of the he too, heoo
tlu wha iiwseadwhti
tois, ht ti~ .o tight and everyi
wroin~ igtmA I byli 5i proper eduatin ofv
thy hwol, e when enabledit seip
ply hiswantsto addthscnfr,
and o asistthoe aoundhim.Th
in the hend, and love in the heart,
the man is ever ready to do good;
order and peace stmile around, and
siln and sorrow are alost unknown."
"K[ji mss, M1ausmn, dob lbns asse
I cana't go to S?e' " '
'The child who was so sensitive,
so like that little shrinking plant,
that curls at a breath, and shuts its
heart from the light.'
The only beauties she possessed,
were ani exceedingly transparent
skin, and the most mournflul, large
I had been ttnined by a very
stern, strict, conscientious notler
but I was a hardy plant, rebounding
after every shock. Mislortune could
not daunt, though disciplinte tamed
tile. I fantticl, alas; that I must, go
throughi the same routine with this
delicate creature, so, one day, when
she had displeased "ie exceedinigly,
by repenting nt offerice, I was deter
imiled to pullish her severely. I was
very se ios'all day, and upon send.
inig her- to her little conch, I said.
'nw.,' my daighter, to inish you
aid show yout Low very, vEIy nauglt
ty you hlve been, I shall not kiss
She stcod looking at me, asriensh
ment personified-wiuh her great
mnourtnfut eyes wide opien. I su~ppos.
eiI sie had14 ftorgotten her miscorictiC
till then; and I left her, uinh the bi-z
tears dropping down her an
her little red lips qir .*v
Presently I was seit 1.
'Ohl inlalia, voui wi., kis.s me;
I can't go to slcep if you doii't.'
She Fo'Aed-every tone of her voice
tremblinig, and shie held out her it le
Now came the struggle between
love andl what I fllselv termed duty.
My leart said give her the kiss of'
penace; my stern nature urged ine to
ptersist inl iy porrection. that I might
a i t tI ve e Ado;
:i. I reitel t il On Iln I hind
thnki my.1 m6hewre her
st ratigh t-f.oru d course.
I knelt by !.er bedsitle. 1ohr
can't kiss you, FEllen,' I whlipeed,
though every wvorl choked me. lier
hianid tokuclhed tme; it was very htot,
but I attributedl it to her excitement.
She tiI ted ier little grievin g face to
the wall, I bldaied my)%s'lf1 as the
ti ile form shwook with halfsurpress
(d suhs. and sa:in, tmother hoptes
her little E'ilen will lean111 to midll her
after tils. leit tle rooi fr tle night.
It migihdlt have becn about twelve,
whenl I "as awakencd lby my nurs .
Appruehensive, I ran eagerly to the
child's chabtider. I had had a fear
Ylett did not kiow me; she was
SittLi tn'g up. Citushsne d ft omt the fo e
heal to the her eves so briIghLt
that I a back aghast at
From th. Pigfver
dranik up her life: Ald whttiE thintk
you was the inceesait pliit puttrted
into tmy anlguishel Iheat tL ?-'Oh, kiss
tile, mother- do k Tis me-I cn't g
to sleep. I won't be ntautyt if
you'ill onmly kiss mte. Oh! kiss mue.
dear inaitttma, I ca't go to sleep!'
lilty little angel! shec didi go to
sleepi one grey moirtiig, andi she nev*
er. u lke a an-neverm !-1Icer handi
was Iick el iiini mi, mid my veins
grew tcy with its gradual chill.
F'aitly thte light fadled otL in lier
beautoiu ee ts-wi iter andi' wi ter21
grewi the I c tremuous lip~s. SKhe ne'ver
kntew mte; butt n. i blher last breath
she wh lisi eredl, '1 will be gouud, if
you't IIntly kist tme.
1Kiss hter! G to. ltnws how pasin
ate, buit uniavatiing, were miiy kisses
upjon her check aftet that fattal niighmt.
G d kinows how nil wer'e myi
ptrayeus thant she imtight~ ktnow, it' but
uitce, that I kissed het'. Goid kntows
how) IV woubll havye 3 iehled utp tiy ve.
ry life, coul I have asked f'oriv
tness of that sweet chil.
Well! griefI is all u tnavain g now.
Shte lies int hter lit 11e tombid, there is a
marn tbl urnt at hter hieadl, and a rose
huInsh at her tfeet; thieie grtow Sweet
fweris; die re wave s ...o gentle
grass; thiere birds sineg their maiitinis
andl respe' ; ther'e thec blute sky
smiiles downii to-day, antd there lies bu-.
tied thie freshntess of my heart.
Pari etnts, y'ou shuild havye hea rd
lhe pathtlos ini the vic ofCl tha t strie
jhbuits tiat spr'ingu ito greaiter 'igr
it' the hteav y pr1essure' f a fooitstep
e~ ish them bt ut, oh!ti' tr arec other'e
that even the per ils ot ble nighit den
hendi' to theo ear th!'
ThC Texas TaranI
This Texas of ours is tin asto
ingly prolific country. Every field
stands luxuriant, crowded, so that it
can scarce wave undei the breeze,
with cqrn or sigir or wheat or cot
ton. *Jvery cainn is full and over
floiving, thiongh ll its doors rd
wind~ows with white haired children.
Every prairie abounds in deer, prai
rie-hens and cattle. Every river
and creek is alive with fish. The
whole land is electric with lizards
perpetually darting about among the
grass like flashes of green lightning.
We Lave too much prairic and too
little forest fr a great multitude or
variety of birds. But horned frogs,
scori ions tarantulas and centipedes,
we bent the mliverse. Evert b-dy
has seen horned frogs. You bee
them in jars in tlile windows of apoth
ecaries. You are entreated to I ur
chase them by loafing boys on the
levees at New Orleans. They have
been neatly soldered up in soda box
es. and mailed by young gentlemen
iml Texas, to fair ones in the old
The fair ones receive the neat
package from the post office, are de.
lighted at thw prospect of a daguer
reotype-peihaps jewelry-open the
package eagerly and faint, as the
frog within hops out, in excellent
health, ui.on them. A horned frog
is, simply, a very harmless frog, with
very portentous horns. It has horns
because everything in its region
trees, shrubs, grass even, has thoris
--and nature niakes it in keeping I
with all around it. A menagerie
of them would not be expensive.
They are content to live upon air
and can, if desired, live, I am told.
for several wi even that.
tiose of .
lobster, exaCtly, only, not m0ore tla
sonie three inches long. You are
very ait to put one upon your face
in the towel which you apply thereto
After washiinig. If you d", will
filId the sting about equalt J t of
the wasp-n1h1g wrs . They
are fu- less- pois~oous tha tliocor
piglof thile East--in faet, none e.
ccpt I(w coners dread them at e'l.
But the tarantula! You remem
her the astonishing elas-icity with
whiich you sprang in the air that
time you were just on the point of
putting your raised foot dowI upon
a snake coiled in your path. You
were frigl:ened-through every fi
bre of your body. Yeiy probably
the snake was as haradess as it was
beau;ifid. Spring as high, he as it
terly frightened as possible, when
yout just avoid stepping upon a taran
tula, however. Filthiv, loathsome,
abomiialde aind poisonous-crush it
to atoms befre you leave it! If you
have a var seen it-know henceforth
that it is all eiorioxus sl ider--con
centrating in itself all the venom and
spite and ngliniess of all other spiders
living. hiody is sonme two inches
long, blaeas and bloated. It enjoys
the possession of eigh t legs, a red
miouthi, anid an abundance of stiff
browni haiir all over i tsel f. W'heni
standing. it covers an area of a sau.
eer. Attack it with a stiek, andi it
rent s on its hind legs, gnashes at the
stick, and fights like a fiend. It ev
en jumps forwardl a foot or two in its
rage-and, if it bite inito a vein), the
bite is deafthi! I have been tol of
the hattle fought by one on lboard a
steamboat. Discoveired at the lowier
end of the saloon, it camne hoop~ing upn
the saloon; driving the whole body
of' passenigers before it, it almost
drove the whole comnpanty, crew andi
all, ovei board.
The first I saw was at the bionse
of a friend, I sl.ied it crawling .-low
ly over the wall, meditating munrder
uiponi the children la ing; in the
room. hecessively preIL nt in re
gtardl to toy fingers, I at last,. howev
er, lad it safe'l Vi ipison~ed in a
glass jar, mnu a. There was a flaw
in the glas :. well as a hole through
the corh , by Ihich it coul breathie;
but in. lt niinutes it was dead ftrom
ra ! So*on after I killed three up
nmy lae, crawlinig abiout gtoundi
tuedden every day by the hare feet
of my little boy. A monfh after I
Ikilled a whole nest of them. Theyv
hadl foirmed their ftail y circle -ni
der a door-step, upon wuhichi the afore
said little fellow played daily. Ilad
he seen one of them he would, ol
coutrse, ha~ve picked it up as a re
was stru e con
chance wasp. too, ad
tarantula, and Nras
around it. -The tarlrithIa -
it as a foe, and, throwini
its hind legs, -breth e
For sonie time the Wa
it, and then, like a f.'as ---
against It, 11d 'stuwing
bloated 'ellv. Whe ti t
ed its red and Yenomedj
threw its long hairy letsabou
impotelit rageN while the a
round and round it, %Tatubjihh
other opportutity. Again 6n4
did it dash its sting into the' -1Pil
and escale. After the sixth
the tarantula actually fel
its back, dead, and the wasp, t
making itself sure of the fact
inflicting a last sting to malk eptO
ters sure, flew off happy; In
d(ne a duty assigned It ih tit
Il an hour -nore a colohy Ofhath. b
carried it down piecemeal, un
rosited k in their catacombs.
But, deadliest and most ab06
of all our reptiles in en
centipede. This is a kind of'a r0
from three to six inches long, exact'-'
ly like an enormous caterpillar
is green, or brown, or vellow 5O d '
heing found of each af these
As its name denotes, has aloX
side a row of feet, horny blh t
er. Imagine that you wal
night across your chamber floor,
naked feet; you put you
upon a soft Something, bhd
it.coils around your foot in a
stckg vey cl wv uP> to 11he 1,9d
Ihave faite jg C01*.
rw more, nnd you wil be dead.l
deadly thing caninot b4 tprti t
It has to bb cut bi, Whnd cla iv.
plucked out. Even if it crawls Ave
the naked body of a sleeping pCs ,hj
without sticking in its claws;
place will pain the peioh 'oi - var
after, at least, so I have been told.
I have seen the things-in whieI
nature corks up her deadly poiad10'
-only; yet,I have heard of(f i6
es in which they hidve bitten or Ile
any 'one.-The kind Bein
makes the butterflies tb lie hu
im the same lovihg hihdhba i 1
makes them so beautiful and 8d
abundant, makes all deadly creatured .
to be searce.
Lt t FAND EXISTENCE.-The mDr
lapse of years is not life. Td
eat, and drink? and sleptio- be
exposed to darkncs iid the ligit
pace round in the mill of habit and
tutn thought into an impleit
trade- this is not life. in al
but a poor fraction of the Uo1WiusI
ness of humanity i aivakeed
the sancetities still sluinber a J" 4
make it worth while tb k:t
edge, truth, love, beauty; boodne~
faith, alone can g'ive vaPly f?8
inahinismn of exiastenco. TJhe laugil
of irth that vibrates throught ''
heart-the tears that frehet' lm
dry wastes within--the inusicVi tbo9
brinigs childhood back-th6 ~ay '
er that calls the future nedt.thd
dloubit which makes' na meditafe-d
the death whichl stitl6 Ad.dh
mystery--the hardship nihth tercci
'Is to struggle-the anxiefy thas
endls in trust-ara thie .true nuah~
menat of our natural beinm:
PXY In the mnountaii 6f'y
hundlreds of nomen and abdheU
aoneot ni od tim e, t4nd ding tief4
national songs, until they hiear II'ae
bands, fathers aind broth~ra dswoied
them from the hill, on thieit retm't
hiome. Upon the shaore 6f jk6 Ad~
riatc, the nives of th6 lisb~u'eft 46~
comec down, about sunmse*, afnd sin
one of their melodies. They singli
first verse, and theii fittff ff0
some time, then they sig &. econ~~
and so on, till they heai il
swer frorr the fishernt, w 0
thsguided to their homes.
Dn.:r.-A t hiis fesdti6'i tto1
of G.reenvill, S. C;, on fio MhO610' '~
hier, liev. W/AirAd1 TAYOn, R,017ERTSA
in lie 410th year ofr his age' 16 ,4a
born on thli ighi 11ill of Safieo,
22 '83 md was a son of Rley
Mtehme Rol erts,. D.- D.)