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EWVOTE TO1 SOUITHERNTRTS, IDEMOCRAC NEWS, LITERATURE, SAND T WTS
J. RICHARDSON LOGAN,
WN. 0. F.aANCIS, Proprictors.
VOL* V.110 SUBITERS. RIL 2dvdc
VOL. VII. .SUJMTERVILLE, S.C., APRiL 26, 1853..
From the Mobile Tribune.
William C. Preston.
Standing before one of the fire-places
you see a tall man apparently about
fifty years of age. His person is en
veloped in an old plaid cloak, but
you see at a glance from the anima
tion of his face, and the graceful mo
tion of his arms, that he is a man
of mark, and he is surrounded by sev
eral gentlemen, who are listening to
his remarks with profound attention.
Suddenly, he throws his cloak aside,
and advances. The first tones of
his voice fall upon your ear like
the "sweet south." "I rise to advo
eate the motion of my friend, Gener.
-al Hayne. The giant of the west woos
the bride of the south-give him the
bride!" Who is he that opens his dis
-course like an emperor? It is WiI
liam C. Preston, and he is advocating
the inicorporation of the Charleston and
-Cincinnatt railroad company. This
was subsequent to the meeting of
-the celebrated nullifying convention
-of which he was not a member-but
his speech was one of the most su
'perb specimens of oratory that ev
er fell from mortal lips. When he
described the prosperity of England un
der the influence of her incorporations,
and compared them to the sails of
a ship rising tier above tier, as she
marched along the "mountain wave," he
rose to his full height, and throwing
his hands above his head, advanced
a step, as if to perfect the picture. The
effect was electrical; you saw the im
'0--Age, and recognised the power of
This gentleman was one of the
most gifted of the heroic band of nulli
fiers, and subsequently became one of
the most distinguished statesmen of
the country, electrifying the Senate, and
all ranks and classes of men, with
that matchless oratory, which in
its eflets was like one of those
tremi sa W
H 0 a man inspired! tover
ing a ove the conflict of debate, ,and.
bathing in sun bright excellence of
his own glorious intelleet. His speech.
es during the nullification controver
5), eclipsed everything since the time of
Patrick lenry, "the forest born Dem
esthenes, who shook the Phillip of
the seas." His first speech in the Sen
ate of the United States was highly
complimented by his opponents, par
tieularly by Forsyth, who said that
that he could well believe the blood of
Henry flowed in the veins of the
eloquent Carolinian. And such in
<eed, is the fact, for Preston's rnoth
er was a near relative of the great Vir
ginian. But it was not to his oratory
.alone that Preston was indebted tr
reputation, for he was a distinguished
lawyer, a brilliant wit, and superb con
versationalist; indeed, we once heard
Senator Butler say that the most bril
liant things he ever heard from any
man in conversation, were uttered by
Preston. This is great praise, when
we reflect thaC Butler has long mingled
familiarly with the most celebrated
men of the country, and is himself in
ferior to no man in the Union, as an
eloquent speaker and fascinating con
In fact, Willaim Claiborne Preston
~was the most eloquent man that
America has produced since the revo
lution. No orator in the country
.could stand before him for a single in
t.. -le towered above the argu
V~ent,and the audience, in those splen
.did harangues that stirred up your
blood-until you were ready, like the
Athenians-of old, to take up arms amnd
mairch against the Macedon ian !-O
how great, how noble, how sublime,
swere the orations of Preston ! Jeffer
son said, that Patrick H-enry, spake as
as Homer wrote, but Preston was the
pqod of IHomer-the Jupiter who,
" Shook his ambrosial curis, andi gave te nod,
-The stamp of Fate, and sanctiont of thme God ;"
and as ho carried you away in a perfect
storm of oratory, enchanting your very
soul by the fascinating fevor anid pictur
asque elegance of his eloquence, you ex
.claimed with Hamlet--"What a piece
.of work is man! How noble in reason !
how infinite in faculties! in form andl
moving, howv express and admirable !
in action, how like an angel ! in appre
hension, how like a god ! the beauty
of the world ! the paragon of animals !
T~he quiet erection of a tonmbstone
qvor his unmarked grave, in the
Princeton Yard, has called to mind
tilo name of Aaron Burr. :Near fif*
ty evontful years of our country's
history have come and gone since his
strange and larilliant career was run,
~during which time many things have
occurred to call his memnory from ob
livion; but scarcely a breath of air
certainly not a regretful sigh--has
borne it from the tomb. His was not
one of the few immoreal Dms, tha
were not born to die; at least for the
present the world has agreed to for.
get him. Possibly it means no re
flection thereby. It has also forgot.
ten the lamented John Wells, Jacob
Van Veethen, and Elisba Williams,
his brilliant competitors at the bar.
Even Hamilton, his target victim, is
no longer remembered.
As for Burr, there are many rea
sons why lie should have been so
soon forgotten. Tradition and legend
have handed down his name blacken
ed by every crime. Long before his
death, even when poor, wretched and
alone in the world he stemmed mis
fortune's tide, the world had resolved
to forget him. No one spoke to him,
nor seemed to notice him, as engaged
in the active duties of an arduous
profession, he walked the populous
Btreets of New York. If met, in the
stagecoach, no one addressed him; if
on the ferry which conducted him to
tho solitary island home, lie was not
recognized. In some cases it might
have been because of his threadbare
coat; in others, like all men, he was
naturally forgotten, when, his power
lost, he had no more favors to give,
and the once brilliant light no longer
attracted the flitting moths: but it
cannot be disguised that those had
forgotten, who should have remem
bored him; he was shunned in the
street, his friends did not know him;
if pointed out at a distance, it was as
one who had the accursed mark of
Cane upon him.
We do not know a sublimer pic
ture than that presented by this cele
brated man, in the last hours of do
:lining life. His early course had
been peculiarly successful. ie was
i soldier of the revolution, distin
guished for courage, and skill, and
ictivity; his reputation had been high
it the bar, as a trusty counsellor, and
iucqessfu1 'pORI .4~}dmnired for I A
~ avers of
'he people; -he had also been Vice
President of the United States, and
presided over the Senate with impar
tiality and dignity, and as he conclu
led his farewell address, there was
not a dry eye in the chamber. Added
to all these public honors, happy do
miestic relations were the crowning
jewels of his happiness. He was
proud of his descent from two of the
best stocks of the country: lie was
the favored scion of the Houses of
Edward and Burr. lie had the
:hoicest education that could be af
forded, and his proficiency was such
is to make his nearest and fondest re
[ations rejoice. lie had also been
bappy in his marriage, the fruit of
which was a daughter, of whom any
father might have been proud. She
was beautiful in person, intelligcnt
in mind, and gifted with a lively fan
ay, and a brilliant imagination.
These natural gifts had been cultiva
ted by the most careful education.
The conversation of the daughter,
when a child, was the delight of the
rather; when a matron, his pride.
Given to the man of her own and fa
ther's choice, who also stood high in
his native State, as a gentleman,
scholar, and successful statesman,
she was the mother of a beautiful
son, not more the parents' joy than
the grandfather's p~ride.
This little pledge that the family
should not die and become extinct,
also bore the name of Aaron Burr.
Thus happy in his public relations
and domestic circle, connecd with
the past by proud and glorious re
membrances; with the future by a
golden link, what was wanting to fill
up the cup of his happiness ? No
thing, perhaps, save that right judlg
ment of Solon, who counted the poor
and obscure, but pious Athenian, the
happiest of men, in preference to the
proud and wealthy Dydian King.
In a moment, in the twinkling of'
an eye, all this happiness was melited
down and became a dross- the golen
realities that already reached through
three generations, became as a vision
that is past. A fearful rencontre
drove Aaron Burr-, the soldier, the
statesman, an outlaw from the land.
Hie was hunted from town to town,
city to city. lHe was tried for trea
son, and all his fame blackened for
ever. IHis small fortune gradually
melted away-lie was a wanderer
and beggar upon the face of the
earth. His daughtoir, on her way to
visit him and soften his woes, was
seized and barberously murdered by
pirates. His grandchild was cut
down and wilted in death-relatives
disowned him. With all thh, Aaron
Burr snnk not-he wnal e,.ect a
eighty years of. age among those who
despised him. It was Lear facing
the Storm.-Savannah Courier.
Translated from the German of
G. Cu. LICHTENBERG.
nY THOS. M. LOGAN, MI. D.
I was, as it were, hovering far a
bove the earth in the presence of a
venerable old man, whose supernatu.
ral appearance filled me with some
thing more than mero respect. As
often as I raised my eyes towards
him, an irresistible feeling of devo
tion and confidence penetrated me,
and I was just about to prostrate my
self before him, when he accosted
me with a voice of indiscribable mild
ness: "Thou lovest the scrutiny (un
tersue chung) of nature, my son;
here wilt thou find something that
can be useful to thee." In saying
these words he handed to me a ball of
a bluish-green color, here and there
changing, (spicleude) into grey,
which he held between his first fin
ger and thumb. It appeared to me
to be about an inch in diameter.
"Take this mineral," said he, "ex
amine it, and then tell me what thou
discoverest. There, behind thee,
thou wilt find in the greatest perfec
tion all that is necessary for such
researches. I will now retire, and
return to thee in due time."
On turning round, I beheld a
complete laboratory full of all kinds
of instruments, which did not ap
pear to me so strange in my dream
as afterward when I awoke. It
seemed to me as if I had often been
there, for I found every thing I
wanted as readily as if I had previous
ly arranged them myself. I now re
gardedtoucid.and smelt the baltil
if it was an eaglestone (octites.) I
touched it with miy tonguc-I wiped.
dway the dust on its surface-and
removed, with a clean cloth, an al
most imperceptible mould. I warm
ed it and rubbed it against my coat
sleeve, to elicit electricity. I tried
it against steel, glass and the mag
net, and determined its specific grav
ity. From all these experiments I
became satisfied that the mineral was
of no special value; it being just such
a marble as I had often bought du
ring my childhood, at Frankfort
fair, at the rate of three for half a
cent (kreutzer.) Notwithstand'ng, I
proceeded to its chemical analysis in
hundredth parts cf the whole. From
this, also, nothing remarkable rc
sulted. I found some argilla, as
much calcareous earth, but a greater
proportion of silex: besides these,
a show of iron, some rock salt, and
an unknown substance-at least a
substance which, tho' it has many
properties of the known substances,
still possessed peculiar ones. I
was sorry I did not know the
name of the old man, or I certainly
would have published it to the world,
by complimenting him ini calling
this new substance after him. T1he
exactness of my analysis was p)roved
b~y the synthesis, in which I found
precisely the hundred parts.
No sooner had I completed the
last stroke in my reckoning, than
the old man steped before mec. Ie
took my memorandum and after rea
ding it with a sweet smile scarcely
observable upon his countenance,
turned to me, and with a glance
full of heavenly goodness mingled
with earnestncss, asked, "Knowest
thou well, mortal, what that was
which thou hast just analyzed?'' The
whole tone arnd bearing with which
lhe spoke these words now announced
to me unmistakably the super-hu
man. "'No! immortal being,'' cried
I, prostrating myself before him, "1
know not;" for I felt no longer dis
posed to refor to the memoranidumi of
.I'The Spirit. "Know, then, it was
in miniature proportion nothing less
than -the whole earth!''
iBiqslf. "The earth? indeed! and
the ocean with all its inhabitants,
where are they?"
Thei Sirit. "There they arc,
hanging on the towel -thou hast i.
podl them off!"
Ab~isclf. "Ah! and the atmosphere
and all the splendors of the land?"
Thse iSpirit. "Thie atmosphere?
there it is deposited in yonder ves
ms;' of distilled water; and for thre
glories of the land, how canst thou
thus ask? Why, these are now an
imnalnaml da .-hen thy coa
sleeve hangs some!"
h4sef. "But as yet I have
mot found a trace of tht silver and
-,old which rules this skere."
The Spirit. "Bad enough. I see I
nust help thee. KnoI that with
.hy firesteel thou hmt struck off
ill Switzerland, Savof and the fin
ast part of Sicily: and tiave entirely
uined and turned u ide down a
xvhole tract of more th one thou.
;and square miles of frica, from
;ho Mediterranean Sea even to the
Dapo of Good Hope. And yonder
)n that glassy disk -61 ithey just
iow fell down! lie the. rdileras; and
bat which sprung in tysye while
:hou wast cutting glas was Chim
I understood and kerA silence. But
iine-tenths of the mmainder of
ny life would I have giien, if I could
igain havo obtained th'e earth I had
:hemically destroyed. But to beg for
mother in the presence of - such a
:ountenance-that I could not do.
rho wiser and kinder the donor, so
nuch the more difficult is it for
i poor man of feeling to solicit a
iecond time a favor, especially when
10 is conscious that biohas not
nado the best possible use of the
irst. But, thought I, this fatherly
ransfigured being may 'pardon a
iew request. "Oh! great Itmmort
L," cried I, "whoever thou art, I
:now canst do it; magnify for me
L mustard seed like unto the whole
,arth, that I may explore its moun.
ains and quarries even .to the devel.
>pment of the germ, and thus dis.
:over the secret of its revolutions."
'To what will that serve thee ?"
vas the reply. "Thy planet is only
little grain in the u iverse:-ana
yze it ! but know thli&tentil, thy
ca4ornzation (umw ~ thou
:omeWI on the o
i-61isI n',di Of
n this noi aiy other littlo grain in
lie creation. Here, take this bag,
inalyze what is in it, and tell me
Yhat thou findest." In groaning
iway he added, in a jesting manner:
'understand me well, my , analyze
t-hemically !" Hloh glad was I
hat I had again egnething to ana
yze. Now then, 'thon ;fit I, let us
ake more care; it may glitter ; and
f it glitters, then certainly it is the
in, or else a fixed star.
As I opened the bag, I discover.
d. contrary to my expectation, a
)ook, not in a dazaling, but in a plain,
imple binding. The language and
*ype were unlike those known, and
mlthough the draughts of many lines
een hastily, seemed intelligible, vet
n examining them more closely, they
)nly became the more entangled.
A.ll that I was able decipher was
he title page : "This analyze, my
!on, cew)ically, and tell me what
I must confess, I felt puzzled in
ny vast laboratory. HIow was I to
xamine the vast contents of a book
.hemically ? The contents of a book
ire forsooth its meaning ; and a
hecmical analysis would here be the
mnalysis of rags and the work of
While I refleted thus, a ray of
ight flashed upin me, and I lnshed
rresistibly. "Oh !" cried I, louder
mdt louder, "'I undecrstandl, I under
;tandl ! Immortal being ! forgiv'e
oh. forgiv'e mec / I enmnprehendl
by kind reproach. Thanks to tho
Eternal, that I can comprehend him!'
[ now becames indcscribably agita
ed1 andl then awoke.
IUIrmsA NxrruueW hen a wild1
Tark attemptis to3 steail a kiss fronm a
Nantudct girl, s.he says, 'comoin sheer
ff, r 'll sphl your mainlSdil withi a
The Ih kton girls hold stU1tiunt il
be r isewe thylare lip all
t once, nd say,'l thin youlight t
When-i a young ebopi steauls a kiss
rman A Ilany girl], she sayvs, 'I ree
di its moy turn inow,' andlf gives himi ai
oux on the ear t hat hie dlon't Ihrget in
Whena~ a elev er fellow steainls a k iss
,Iushecs and says niothuing.
In I lnsylvaniiia, Vwen a flernale is
lu ted ~ wvi th a buss5, she put on hon.
let andI I ha1wI, andl~ answereith , 'I am
iStoniishedi at Ihy aIssuranlce', JebIediah,1
mdi for this induignit~y will -nw theec
Thle Western ladies, how ever, are
;o funid of k is.-ing, that when sazlutedJ
:n one cheek, they instantly presenI
Smooth and pleasing speeches, and
tmall endenvoen alwayn inr1 fanon,
Grant Thorburau to the New
RIWnt to Merchants, Maried Zen
First, To Baohelors.
Having seen the building of almost
every house in this great Metropolis,
I must have been slow indeed not to
have learned something of men and
their manners for the last half cen
"As I sat in my tent door, in the
cool of-the day with the pleasures
of memory I retraced the years
of twenty-two to twenty-five. I
thought to myself, were I to live my
life over again, I would just manage
my treaty of peace, amity and con
cord with the asses after the same
mode and form which I pursued six
years ,ago; therefore, my young
friends, I will just describe the pro.
cess, and say unto you, Go and do
When I emerged from the cottage
wherein I first drew breath, in cot
land, I looked on the daughters
of men, and saw they were fair, I
resolved that as soon as I could earn
one shilling sterling per day, I would
enter a life of copartne-ship with one
of these native beauties. What God
makes beautiful, it is for man to ad
mire; and perceiving by statistical
tables, that God sent annually into
the world an equal proportion of men
and women, I therefore thought, it
must be his law thot every man
should have his mate at once; leaving
future provision and - consequences
to Him who hangs creation on his
arm, and feeds her at his board.
It i fift-fiveryears since I ratified
,reat of. ao m%
* ton-t . reget the contranct 1oC
did I ever lack a loaf in the pantry,
or a dollar in my purse, when God
sent another mouth (and he sent me
thirty of them craving little mortals,)
he always sent food- to fill it.
With regard to courtship, it is the
easiest thing in the world. Love is
the language of nature. The veri
est fool, if he cannot pronounce, he
can speak it with his eyes, and wo
men are nice interpreters.--When
first thinking of these affairs, I re
solved in my own mind never to
spend an hour in private conversa
tion with any young woman till I had
determined on taking to myself a
wife; and also, never to spend an
hour with any other woman except
she was the one, whom, above all
others in the world, I wished to
make my wife. On this principle ,I
practised and prospered.
Tnere is nothing to be gained by
hanging round a sensible woman for
months, talking words without wis.
dom, repeating opera gossip, or play
house slang- You mistake the sex, if
you wish to gain their favor by this
means. While you they are smiling
at your small wit, they are only
laughing at your great lly. I have
sojourned with ladies, who had wore
conse in their little fingrer,. than yon
could squecze from a dozen of such
brainless heads, as you see daily,
leaning on the door posts and lintels
of the Astor-, for supp~ort.
If you wish to gain the affections
of a virtuous woman y ou must spcak
to her in the words of ''truth and
soberness;'' if you do not, you have
no business in her company; ladies
often suffer martyrdom when from
politeness or pity they are compelled
to sit for hours, hearing, (not listen
ing to) the small talk of some biped
on whom Madam Nature had been
toiling all day to form his handsome
person but getting tired of the job by
-sundown, had rolled him from her
work bench forgetting~ to put brains
in his head.
As I said before, Mr. Bachelor, if
you don't want that lady to become
yonr wife, the sooner you take your
self off the better; you perb'aps see at
distance a worthy, modest, qjuie.,
bashful young man, who would gladly
give a dollar per minute for the next
half hour, could he only occupy the
place on the sofa which you now fill
with your useless identity; if you wish
that lady to become your partner for
life, tell her so like a man of sense.
She does not want a monkey without
nerve, muscle, sinew, or brain in his
frame; and whose most prominent
point of distinction is, wild goats'
beard prospecting from the neither
circle of his under lip; she wants a
strong arm to lean on fnr support andi
protection; she needs a man of mind,
who will elad, guide, cherish, and
protect her on their life's journey. I
need not say what the woman should
be, for, as I think, she is the most
perfect subject of all creation's plan,
as Burns speaks of nature.
Her prentice, hand she tried on man,
And then she made the lassies, 0.
Having just learned that Mary and
you are agreed on the preliminaries
of a matrimonial treaty, I will only
remark in conclusion, and by way of
encouragement, that if you, sir, be
have to your partner like a man of
sense, while you walk together by the
way, her love will never fail, the
honey-moon will never wane, but
shine brighter, till you put up at the
last lun by the wayside- the GRAVE.
I speak from fifty years experience.
FANNY FERN's BEST THIN.-We
think Fanny Fern never wrote a bet
ter pair of paragraphs than following
from the Olive Branch.
'Look on this picture, and then on
.that. 'Father is coming!' and little
round faces grow long, and merry voi
ces are hushed, and toys are hustled
into the closet, and mamma glances
nervously at the door, and baby is
bribed with a lump of sugar to keep
the peace; and father's business face
relaxes not a muscle; and the little
group huddled like timid sheep in a
corner, and tea is despatched as silent
ly as if speaking were prohibited by
the statute book, and the children creep
like culprits to bed marvelling that
baby- dare crow so loud, now that
'Father has come.'
'Father is coming!' and the bright
eyes sparkle for joy, and tiny feet
dance with glee;: and eager faces press
against the. window-pane, ald b'evy
of rosy lips claim kisses at .th. door,
and picture-books lie unrebiked on the
tableiad 9psiand - A h olla
sViays her soft "k 4ugainb
ternal whiskeis with the most" r
less 'abandon,' and Charley gets a love
pat for his 'medal,' and mamma's face
grows radiant, and the evening paper
is read (not silently but aloud,) and
tea, and toasts, and time vanish with
equal celerity, for jubilee has arrived,
and 'Father has come!
AN INFERNAL RETORT.-Somebody,
to the writer of this unknown, tells
a joke that may be worth printing, ev
en after making a reasonable deduc
tion for the risk of its being old.
In a small town in one of the coun
ties of Ohio, a stranger rode up to the
door of a tavern and having dismount
ed, ordered a stall and oats for his
luose. A crowd of loafers-that class
of independent citizens who are nev
er equal to decent even except on elec
tion day-swarmed about the bar
room door and steps, waiting to be
invited up to the counter. Among
this crowd the stranger's business was
at once a subject of impertinent specu
lation. One fellow. more impudent than
the rest, made free to inquire of
the traveler what occupation he fol
lowed; to which the latter replied that
his business was a- secret for the pres
ent, but that he would probably make
it known before leaving town.
Ihaving spent a day or two look
ing round, visiting the places where
whiskey was sold, and making vari
ouis inquiries as to the amount, retail.
ed, the number of' dogs kept by men
whose children never went to school or
had enough to eat-after, in short makc
1mg a comiplete moral inventory of
the town, he concluded to leave, and
having mounted his horse was about
to he ofn," when his inquisitive friend,
urged on byv his associates stepped
up and said, "See here Captain, you
prozmised to tell us your business be
fore you left, and we'd like to hear from
you on that po(int."
"WVell-' sa'id the stranger--'l
am an Agent for the Devil-Pm
hunting a location for h-Il and
am glad I've found a place where it
will not bie necessary to remove the
Ries~ BLANcMANc.-This form
an excellent accompainment to pre
servc% of any kind, or to baked ap
ples. It is made as follows;
Put one teacupful of whole rice
into half a pint of cold water, when
the rice cracks, or begins to look
white, add one pint of' milk and a
quarter of a pound of loaf sugar.
Iloil it until the rice has absorbed the
whole of the milk, stirrig it frequnt
ly the whole time. Pt it in a
mould and it will turn out when quite
cold. If preferred hot, it may be
again made warm by being placed
im the oven for a short time. It
may be flavored with lemon, cinna
mon, &o., but is most wholesome
without,,.and forms both an eleganti
and very economical dish at.ig
Tn AFRwiC . 0
YoRIC.-Ail persons fis
of philanthropy it' thieir .
must have thut feeling dl
witnessing the poverty and
tion in which the Afrieatl rac01
-in this city. Systematies
from all mechanical persuit,
pelled from almost sit the
positions they-were once flo
hold here, they nave e'enitl
ces filled by German' aniiish
now there are not more th a
a dozen occupations in
can engage. Even as wai
our hotels-one of the last an
stroungbolds left them-thejl ..
that they are constantly losing rou&
by the abler competitions Of.n
grants from Europe. This exalso
of the negroes from -almost.
branch of industry has had its n- q.
ral effect in thining their numbers.:
And while during the last ten .yean
they have increased in. the- m"
States at the ratio of t
cent, the negro population off
State has fallen from fifty to
seven thousand.- . . M
A LAWYER'S AND A PRIESTs i
REsTITUTION.--n Chicago a e
days ago, one of the most distinguish
ed lawyers in that town was waited
on by Bishop Vandaveld and. Fath
McElhern, of the Catholic Churcj
presented with eight dollars, which'
bishop said was a restitution dL
the lawyer by oI e of Father MOZI
hem's flock, for a wrong done to iin
to that amount..
"What was.. the nature oft
wrong, or by whom it was done
bishop and priest refused of eb <s
divulge, as the knowledge ?f : i$
been obtained thr6oh the
a. a The- lawyer sfuz
fess the deed to the injured party
unjust esuspicons o innocent
sons which might have been afoused
could 'be removed, that the reil oen.
der could be forgiven, and the whole 9o.
count squared between the p'rties. The
taking of the $8 from some unknown
persons, for some unrevealed 'wrong,
was no righting of the matter at all o
the lawyer argued, to which the
the priest replied by. eavidgthe
money on the lawyer's desk, and p
litely and quietly retiring.
A DELOnTED MoTann.--Axndter
who was in the habit of askin. h'2
children, before they retired at"igh
what they had done to make othe M
happy, found her young twin -adigh.
ters silent. One spoke modestly of'i
deeds and dispositions founded on the
golden rule, Do unto others as ye
would that they should do unto -you.'
Still these little bright faces ere
bowed in silence. The question Wa
1I can remember nothing good all --
this day dear mother; one of mny
schoolmates -was happy, bec as IW'
had gained the head of the class nd I
smiled on her, and ran to kiss hai- so
she said I were good. This Is all d
The other spoke still more timlddyi
'A little girl, who sat with me on' the
bench at school, has lost a little broth.
er. I saw that while she studied herE
lesson, she hid her face in her book,
and wept. I felt sorry, and hid, my
face on the same book and wept with'
her. Then she look'ed up aid. .'w
comforted, and put her arms .around
my neck; but I do not know why: shle
said I had done her good.'
.'Conte to my arms, my darlingsl'...
said the mother, 'to rejoice with those
that do rejoice and weep with thosn
that do weep, is to obey our blessed
AN OLD Ba4custon's EPIAri,..
A lady had been teaching the sun
mer school in a certain town, and a
young sprig of the law paid her some
at tention, so much thathwajoe
look higher for a -wife.' It came toj4
the lady's ears, and she meditated a
little bit of revenge. An opportuni.
ty soon offered. They were. at' '' J
party together, and to redeem he'
forfeit she was to make his epitaph
She gave the Following: j
Hero lies a mian who looked se'iih
Hie passed all common dam#esh
And they whio looked an high as.
Declared bia bride they would no~t~b
So betwixL them both he died a. bch,
And now has good t ithe i Oi ac jdh.
ggir Dr. Brown ooirted i lay un.
succesfully ftr many -years, duzring
which time he every day dtank her
health, but hpig observed l last tr
omit th'e custazn, gentleman a&
e CmDatctr, your old to#ad,
. %us'rie atcannjta . m
2rown, '11 tost her nio loiiaar.7-'