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VOL.II.SUMTERIVILLE,S.U., MAY 3, 1853.
The mLanei;er and the Baby.
ro was no one at home except
b 6. 6ner, ind baby, and I. Ba
b J~ist gone.to sleep, when ba
bylu other ,remembered a trifling
commission whiqh she had promised
to execute. for me in the village.
With aTijihjpction to touch the cra
dle if the baby awoke, she departed,
leaving me proud of my new employ
m t n~d1 'lled by. past immunity
idto'a state of fatal becurity: , Histo
ry .i full of similar examples.
With one eye on my book, and tho
other6on the cradle, like a faithful
watch dog, I listened to the retreat
ing fQotfall .that should have warned
me, but did not, 'look out for squalls.'
Ihad no idea of the awful responsi
bility which I had taken upon my
self,- or I should have shrunk from it
as icat does from' water, or a mastiff
from auliadng machine. In fact,
I~ tather suspect that I felt, in a tri
11ng 'degree, ambitious that baby
shguid open one eye-only one--that
I. might have the pleasure of shutting
it'-again. -Unwary Mortal ! How
little do we know when we are well
off ! My ambition was but too soon
to be gratified ; I had yet to learn by
bitter experience how weary is the
14t.f'those who--tend to babies.
A. othlder whether infants are con
14solous in their sleep of their mothor's
absence, and know that an opportu
nityhas-arrived for "cutting up their
didoes ?" : .
..he baby over whose slumbers I
ha-d becoine the guardian genius
ho* the flies pitched into its nose !
- was.aw sound asleep as any body
ieod be1:when its mother departed;
g.. had ner shadow faded
X t 06*y, than symptoms of
ej h-6n.a eke, that
aidasplain as chuckle could say,
"Now for some fun;" then one eye
opened and' shut, then both began
peeping about, till the head seemed
inchned to bob off the pillow.
A felt a little nervous at these
symptoms--only a little. "Pooh!"
said I to myself; "a roll or two of the
cradle will soon settle your business,
youngster." But it did not. Baby
was bound to have a spree. it knew
that "its mother was out." That
big, bothersome blue-bottle fly, too,
tired of watching for the ship over
the clock face, started on a voyage
of discovery on its own account, and
the first promontory which it reached
*e-the nose of the baby, a tempting
spot upon wvhich it landed for re
freshment, buzzing most villanously
as it did, so. : It was a ticklish land
ing, however, and baby soon drove it
off with. a sneeze that astonished its
nerves, and mine, too, more than the
fly's, for the fly was accustomed to
ticklish situati6ns, which I was not.
Baby was thoroughly roused. Up
went its round, chubby arm; but a
rock of the cradle soon sent that back
to its place. I did rock that cradle
beautifily. The little head rolled to
and fro as easily as if it had been
~ ~t~istened on by a toy mandarin's neck.
I could not help admiring myself for
the way ir. which I did it, and I am
sure that any reasonable baby would
h ave gone to sleep again, if only for
compliment's sake; but the baby in
the crado didn't. The moment the
rocking ceased, up popped the little
head, like Judy's in the showv, with a
small peevish cry. TIhat cry ! it was
like the "fizzing of the fuse" of a
powder magazine, sure to end in an
"1Vere you ever roused in the mid-.
die of the night by the maid of-all
work coming in her slippers and
night cap, to inform you that the
house was on fire ? Didi you ever
stand near a Dutchman who was
weighing gunpowder with a lighted
cigar in his mouth ? Did you ever
stand over the boiler of a Mississippi
steamboat, and expect every moment
to be landed on the tree-tops half a
mile inland ? If' not you cannot con
ceive my florror when I heard that cry.
I was in a cold perspirationi from head
to foot. I have no0 doubt~l that hail
stonos as lig as peaIrs miighit have b'een
picked ofl myi~ foirehead. I rockeCd for
dear life., and habhy bouined ai bout like
ai ball of Indian-rubbehr. lIat I was allI
~' usele~ss, I sang all the s;ongs~ lhat I
could1( think of, fromI~ the eahailistie
'"1 inshaby !"' to "Cens, ru itl( ; rent.!"'
j; tried' tenor, and I tried ba1s; but thei
babhy dMd not know the dli'erenec. It
s:eemjed to~ thlinik it all base.. TIhe loude'r
1;sn.the londer it cried. It was
in the blue bottle's face, and sent the
threads, on the carpets flying about.
the robm. Even the clothes-brush
and nutmeg-grater proved no attrac
tion, and I broke a suspender button
hopping about on all fours. 'If I had
stood on my head, -and shook the pen
nies out of my iockets, it would have
had no effect. Even a lump of sugar
would not bribe it to be quiet. It
made wry face. at the mirror, and
pitlhed savagely into the pillow, turn
ed indignantly from the tea kettle, and
squared off at the rolling-pin. IfI had
given it the carving-knife, I do verily
believe that it would have cut off its
own head, and made two squalls in
stead of one; I forbore. Give ine cred
it for my magnanimity ! I forbore.
For nearly a mortal hour-an age
--was I thus kept in a state of frenzy.
My hairs stood up "like quills upon
the fretful porcupine." Thy have al
ways stubbornly refused to lie down
smoothly since. If mv trials had last
ed much longer, I should certainly
have had a "gray head upon young
shoulders." Perhaps I should have
sunk into the grave with a nervous fe
ver, and had "Died of baby nursing"
for an epitaph upon in)- toibstone.
Fortunately for tile public in general.
and me. inl particular, I was spared
such a catastio)hie by the return of the
mother, who bu rst punting into the
room at the critical mo 'iimenut when iy
.Job-like patience had iniiserable per
ished, by degrees, as the water leaks
fioi a brokenh-looped bucket. With
what a lheli ng of relief did I look up it
the old clock as it announced to tie,
in its most, cheerful tones,"She's colie!
Would you believe it?-but I'm
sure you can't, the feiet senms too
great nIl enormity-that little niece of
perversity was as quiet as a lamb in
Ia mjilite! Why the mother was so
deceived, that she actually called it
her "precious lamb!" I heard her,
and was astounded. I wonder she didn't
f'eul sheepish; I know I did. Lamb, in
dueu! L' thaT, wan, bdg i laub, wiat
would it b- w hen it beaitime muttu-n?
WNly, it %%as fast asi-ep again in
no time, and laughing inj its dreamuus ov
or the 1ihn it Ial enij~oyed. Didn't
I vow never to be caught alone with
a baby again? If ever I am, may I
beserlveI inl the saine imaner a
From the New York Spirit of the Timeq.
The YMajor's Fi-st Declaration.
I always was,' said the Major,
slowly filling his glass, what you
might call 'a bashful mal' among
the women. I am as bold as a lion
with the men, but some how, when I
find myself in the company of ladies,
I feel my valor 'oozing out at no
finger's ends.' I'ts a kind of consti
tutional weakness of inire, decidedly
provoking to myself, anid trouble.
s, , o to my friends, and what's
worSe, I don't get rid of it, and on
this account aL was most likely that
I lived to be twenty-eight, and had
never made love to mortal woman.
Well, about this time (when I had
celebrated my twenty-eighth birth
day) the Lid genitleinan (that is the
Maijor's senior) had a claim against
government that needed 'nursing,'
and so ie sent w on to Washington
to attend to it. Hie gave me hetters
to several IIon. M. C's., with in
structions niever- to stop worrying 'em
until I got the bill piassedl; as this
would probtably take some tim3, hie
rcommtiee mc to a quiet board
ing house,' where I woul find 'all
the comfor ts of home,' cheerfully
furnuished at the irate of five dollars a
week. The boarders were numner
ouis, but select, comprising, I was
surprised to find, gnite a number of'
claimants besides myself, and all e-qu
ally sure of success. Bunt a most
lovely vision, the very tirst day at
diunner, piut all claims and claimnts
out of my head.- Oh, what radiaii.
breathing beauity! '1IThe i-use,' saidl
the M ajr, fallinig into a poetic-al vein,
the rose blended with the lily in her
comiplexioni, and herItc eyes- Oh, hieav
ents! I cannot dlescribmo heri eyes.
lint there shte sat right .beforie ime,
untd I had to stare at heri, do what I
wvould. By Jove, may boy, just you
fall in love right, off, at Iirst sight ,as
I did, and sit -opposite your- inamo
auta at dinner, anid---well you won' t
eat much, I'll wairrant; any how I
didn't that day. T1hat night I dint
sleep nmuch either. I didni't know
the lady's name, and I was too fear
fuil of discovering my feelings to ask
any one, but I resolved to wait pa
tiently for an inutroduc-tion, 'Arnd
then,' thinks I , 'I'll go in for her,
that is if she ain't mlarr-iedl, and i'll
win her too.
I htad noticed at dinner that a
p~alc, meek appearing little gentle
man- wvho sat un',An han, Bemedi iy
cry'peevish became the'cry indignant,
and the cry indignant became the
squall imperativA. Blue-bottle buzzed
with delight, and danced a hornpipe
on the window, while the Clock kept up
a tantalizing "go it! go it!"
In an unlucky moment, I lifted the
little tempest out of the cradle. Never,
never, never, will I commit such an
act of thoughtless imprudence again !
Before I did so, I could have truly sung
with the poet, " The white squall
rdves;" but afterwards, the fiercest
blasts of Boreas seemed belching from
that little throat.
In the hope of quieting the tornado,
I took it in my arms, waddled it to and
fro in the room; tossed it up and down
till my shoulders ached; dandled it on
my knee, now the right ond, now the
left; but nothing would do. Like an
easterly gale, that multiplied squalls
seemed to bo- endless. I felt really
alarmed. I wils oiompletely terrified.
I saw visions of* convulsions and such
like ills that intint "tlesh is heir to."
If1 I ladbeei in t le city, I am sure that
a crowd would have collected. I
might have been takenti up and accused
of an attempt to commit infanticide;
perhapi been published in the papers
as a wretch guilty of cruelty to dumb
animals. Dumb ! How I wished that
the dear family organ had been dumb!
I even envied the deaf men that pick
I looked at the clock and exclaimed.
in despair, "W lien will the mother re.
turn?" -and the clock answered with
Irocking moniotonv, "Not yet ! not
yet!" Blue-bot'le had ceased its huz
zing, and returned to its old quarters
over the dial-plato. to which-for the re
appearance of the ship; perhaps asking,
as impatiently -as I did, the question,
"W hen wil1 she return ?" while the
clock continned to repeat, unecasingly,
"Not yet ! not yet!"
I knew not what to do, and rushed
a dozen times to ;he- door, loping to
see the coming relief lint thze walls
of tha distant -church and the houses.
1olhurdui th'em. Th'. lnook was
laughing in the sun.hine, and mur
muling joyously as it glided over the
stones, and I felt a stroing teiitation
to pop lie piping part of baby into it.
I am sure the clock cried mockingly,
"Do it,! do it!" But tile thiught, oi
cr4iner'sjury restrainied ie; a coulintry
iry of Dutch boors, with short pipies
in their i monto hs, and skulls two lJayer's
f b1rick thick.
'liere w i a rooster i up on the fi'ince.
flappinig hte. wings and irowing like a
Trojan-1 do believe it was over my
perplexity; thI pigs were rrunting in
theia sty, pulling each ot':Js ears fbr
amu.4einent, and a cow was gving
nourishment to her calf inl a distant
field. Suddenly, a bright idea struck
me. Iseized in old tobacco pipe that
hadl been stowed awiy upon the man
tel-piece. and, m inersing the billb itn a
tumbler of water, thrust the stem into
baby's ioLIth. Iliby was no genius.
I became satisfied of that in a iinute.
It is an attribute (it geniius to accoml
plish its desires with iiiperfect instru
Ients. Thero was no stoppage in the
pipe. I tried it iayseif.
I was at my wits, ends. and laid th'
baby on the floor, eraminig my fil
gets into my ears. I was of no use
I could not shut out the sound. It
wnas like a thou.and "ear piereing
pipes' drilling mie throuigh anid thironiii.
I was riddled with scr'eamis that toneh
ed like galvanic wires on every nerve.
T1hec elatter' of a three storyv cotton
mill, with a hundred girls talking of
new bonnets through the dIn, wais
nlothing to it. All the locomnot ives in
the Union, tortured into a state oit ag
ony, would alone compautre with it.
Bunt mill aid locomnotive mtighit, be stop)
lped, and -baby could not lbe (iiietedl
even for a miomeet. Any thing but a
baby's lungs would haive been, worn
out by such an abuse of power. ut
their strength only incrieased, seemiiing
tot acqmire newV pyes at every blast.
W'hat woithll I not have given for thle
sight~ of aL pettyc coat Iharinog dowu ni tu
liy relief. N ever d(id Rob)linsou01 Crnt.
su on his desert island gaze moure
longingly over the oicean in search of
a sail, thani d (id downt the roaid for a
btonnict and cuiris. I could lhave
smiled lovingly on the fattest dowager
that ever sheltered in thle West lniesit,
or the thinniiest scrubI t hat pays her
devotions. to) the doo; steps. Iluit I he
fenmiinte, like oitherd useful cotn.I.(di.
ties, had all vaniiished, whenc iost.
wanitedl. Ev.eni the ctit, acecostome id 10
ble cretue a disapptleaed. Like
the dstresed hro o ainovel, I wa
left to myi~ own' resour (ces, tand( had n
resonirees left. Th.ri was t he baby
flopping abot (on the tlouur like a pr
(i a ship's deck, as it' lying on
its heams endls was a ntoural Iposition.
I righted it a dozen timeis, lint overi it
wenit againi, as if' all its bal last had
shtifted to thle head. I bi'ought the
.tuhovel aind tongs antd thei betl :ws
fromti the fire-place, but b~aby would't
look at them, not. a bit of it: although
i took the trotuble to blow the bellow
his attentions likely to prove a riial,
but I felt that if I could only zon
quor my foolish timidity, iy Rcrton
al attractions (here the iMajoT gave
an approving glance at th oppoite
mirror) would carry the day' The
next evening I got an introduetin.
CCaptain Brown,' (I Aas only
Captain then,) said tho landhdy,
'allow me to introduce you.. to irs.
'Widow,' thinks I,4d I entered
rather timidly into conversation". I
felt all my old awvkwardnees return
upon me, and so I lot her do all the
talking, simply bccatifkeI had roth
ing to say. At lengto a bright idea
struck me. -4
'Madam', said I, 'those are beau
tiful bracelets of yours,' ,(she woro a
pair of braided hair.)
'Yes,' said she with a "i, it is
the hair of my late husband. Poor
man, he has gone-to a botio; home!'
'Ah! ha!' thinks I, 'a "idow for
sure.'-Well, I redouble4 /my at
tentions, saying 'nothinig iiobqdy,',
so fearful was I of bg C.petea,
and I even carried my :a"tion so
far as at all times to avil--the -pres
ence of the m.ck genUtigha; whose
name even I did not -nquie after,
and as we never happened to meet
at an opportune inomeritr, got no
introduction to him; and this state of
things rather pleased me,'ana so the
time passed away, till at length my
bill passed also, and f must go.
The evening previous ,to my
departuro I concoeted abeautiful
speech, in which, in choie )nguage,
I offered my hand, liear and for
tune, to the blooming vid4w.
The next morning, assuming as
brave an exterior as possible, (in
fact, I believe I hadall t)6 outward
bearing of the lion,). Idtgouloed. irto
the parlor, and by gnod lkil found
the iladly of my affebctions alone.
Like a swimmer who plunges at
once into the stream, I began my
oration immediately on entering the
'Madam,' said I. 'I hardly know
in what terms to--to-(Iere the
d- d queer feeling in the legs
tha)t I always have when I am par
ticularly embarrassed, came upon ine
powerfully, and I lost all presence
'The fact is,' said I, 'that I'm a
going off in the mornin, and before
1 leave this spot, I-that. i (oh,
Lord! how my head swamii.) You
see'-(here I fell on my knees, and
before she coild prevent me, seized
both her handb.) 'The fact is-i
love you -I do-upon iny word 1
do-I love you awfully-there's no
use trying to hide it-and I c..:
cure it- it's worse than fever and
shakes- it is Oh, I hope you
love me-do 10you?'
'Young man,' said a stern voice
behind me, ' What are yvit saying
to my wn d'
1 sprang upon iy feet in an in
stant, and saw the meek little man
stan.ding, black is a thunder cloud.
'Whyv!' I cried, turning to the
lady','1 thought you were a hidow!'
'Tis,' s aid she r'seetly, 'is Mr-.
T p y seon husbnd.
'Well, said T, what did lie do?'
hi, L~nrd!sii the Majorm, I don't
know what het (lid, I lfainted.
I recollee!t one0 mem'ber of Cion
gress, who wans always riallying mec
abouit our Coingressional Temper
anece Socit g'.
"Briggs,;"~ lhe used to say, "I 'm
'oin~ to jin1 your Tempranc So
eiety as5 soonU as my. deijoh is emn.,
ty."' ]Rt just be.ore it becomes
empjty he ablu rys fi lled it. aigain.i At
onle time, wuardAs the close of' the
session, he sai' I mn -"'I am go
imng to sign the pledge when I
gvt home--I amn in earnest,"' con.
tiiinned lhe; "myii demiijuhmn is necarly~
eaqpty, and I am niot going to flII it
amgait.".' lie spoke with such aim
air (f se'riousness as I had noet bc
1ore observed,. amnd it impriesscd mze;
so) I asked him what lie meanzt---what
had chmaniged his fe'elinigs?
who stated to me a fact that moi~re
dleeply impressed and affected me,
than any thinig I recolleet to have
heard uipon t(no subject, in any tem.
peirance speech I have ever hear-d
"Ini my neighboirhood is a gen
theman Of' mV neptautitance- well cdiu
cated, who once had -.some- proper
ty, but is now .reduced--"poor!- He
had a beautiful and lovely wife,
a lady of cultivation and refinement''L
and a most charming daugbter.
"This gentleman had become most
decidedly intemperate in his habits,
and had fully alarmed his friends in
regard to him. At one tiu.u when a
nunmoer of his former associates were
together, they counselled as . to what
could be done for him.
"Finally, one of them said to L'.n,
'why don't you send your daughter a
way to a certain distinguished
school?' which ho named.
"'Oh, I cannot,' said he, 'it's
out of the question. I am not able to
bear the expense. Poor- girl! I
wish I could.'
" 'Well,' said his friend, 'if you
will sign the temperance pledge," I
will be at all the expense of her at.
tending school for one year.'
''What does this mean?' said lie
-'Do you think me in danger of be
Coming a drunkard?'
S 'No matter,' said his friend,
'about that now. but I will do as
''And I,' said another, 'will
pay the rent of your farm a year, if
you will sign the pledge.'
'Well these offers are certainly
liberal, but what do you mean? Do
you think me in danger of becoming
a drunkard? What can. it mean! But,
gentlemen, in view of your liberality,
I will make an offer. I will sign it
'if you will!'
'This was a proposition they had
not considered, and were not very
well prepared to meet; but for his
sake they said we will, and did sign,
and be with them.
'And now, for the first time, the
truth poured into his mind, .and he
saw his condition, anidSiat ddwn bath
ed in tears.
''Now,' said he, 'gentlemen, you
must go and communicate these
facts to my wife--poor woman! I
know she will be glad to hear, but I
caniot tell her.'
'Two of them started-for that pur.
pose. The lady met them at the
door, pale and trembling with emo
' 'What, she inquired, 'is the mat.
ter? What has happened to my hus
"'Thev id her dismiss her fears, as
suring her they had come to brin
ler tidings of her husband-but good
tiding- such as she would be glad
' ' Your husba. d has signed thc
temperance pledge---yea, signed ir
'The joyous news nearly overcome
her--she trembled with excitemeni
-wept freely, and clasping hei
hands devotionally, she looked up t<
Heavon, and thanked God for tht
happy Change. 'Now,' said shie, I
have a husband as lie once was, ir
the days of our early love.'
'But this Ias not what mtvci
meo,' said the gentleman. 'There wai
in the samec vicinity another gen
theman, a generous, noble soul-mrar
ried younig-married well-into
charming famnily, and the flower o
it. Ilis wine-dlrinkinlg habits had a
roused the feurs of his friends,
and~ one day, whlen several of their
'lere tgther, one said to another
'eussign the pledge.' 'I will,i
you will,' said one to another, til
nil had agreedJ to it, and the think
'This gentlemen thonght it rathei
a small business, and felt a little sea
sitivo about revealing to his wif<
whr t he had done. But on return
ing hiome, he said to her:
'Mary, my dlear, 1 have done
what I tear will displeasge you.'
''Well, what is ii?'
'Why, I ha'-e signed the tam
'1 Iave you?'
'Yes I have certainly.'
'Watching his manner, as lhe re
pliedl, and readling its sincerity, sht~
entninmed her arms around his neck,
and lidi her head upon his bosom,
and hurst into tears. 11er husband
was afl'ected deeply by the conduci
of his wife, and said:
'Mary, don't weep; I (lid aol
know it would affliet you so, or J
would not have done it; I will go and
take my namen oftf immediately.'
'Take your name off!.' aaid she;
'110, no! let it be there. I shall nowi
no more solicitude in reference tc
your becoming a drunkard. I shal
spend no more wakeful mnidnigh'
hours. I shall no more steepn m
pillow in tears.'
"Now for the fist timestruth shone
upon his inind, and he folded to his
b'osom his young and beautiful wife,
and wept with her. Now, I can't
stand. these facts, and I am going to
sign the pledge.'-Speech of Gov.
Brigg's of Lowell.
Letter of a Turkiiia Fog y.
The following atausing let;er, says
the- New York Evening P'ost was
written by a Turkish cadi to a travel
ling frieind of Mr. Layard, inl reply to
some inquiries about the commerce.
population and antiquities of the city
in which he resided, and which shows
the writer to have been the rarest spe
cimen of a fogy of which we have any
knowledge. Whenever any one shall
hiercaifter have occasion to show how a
conservative runs to seed, writes and
thinks, let him turn to the following
letter from Judge Imaum. Ali Zadi,
which Mr. Layard has kindly preserv
ed, to illustrate the feelings with
which his curious researches inspired
the imperturbable Musselmen among
whom lie was conducting ther. Ad
dison never pointed a inore exquisite
carricature than is embodied in this
sober letter of the cadi, and no histo.
rian has ever developed so compactly
the philosophy on which the impene
trable anthropomorphism of the orien
tal civilizations rest:
13y illustrious Friend and joy of my Liver:
The thing you ask of me is both
diflicnlt and useless. Although I have
passed all my days in this place, I
have neither counted the houses, nor
have 1 inquired into the number of the
inhabitants; and as to what one person
loads on his mules, and the other
stows away in the bottom of his ship,
this is no business of mine.-But
above all, as to the previous history
of this city, God only knows the amount
of dirt and confusion, that the infldels
may have eaten before the coming of the
s cord of J,4na. It. werunprofitable
for us to inquire into it.,
Oh my soul! oh my lamb I seek ia.
after the things which concern' thee not.
, hou camest unto us, and we welcomed
thee; go in peace.
Of a truth thou hast spoken many
words, and there is no harm done, for
the s)eaker is one, and the listcner an
other. After the fishion of thy people.
thou hast wandered from one place to
another ntil thou.art happy and con
tent inl none. We (praise be to God)
were born here, and never desire to
quit it. It, is possible, then, that the
idea of. a general intercourse between
mankind should niak" any impression
on our understandings? God forbid.
List-en, oh my son i! There is no wis
doi equai unto the belief in Goj ! He
createu the world and hu/l wt /i?-en
ourselves unto himn in seeking to wse
trate into the inyeteries of his ?.-tion ?
Shall we say, Beheld We star spinneth
round the star. aad this otlmi star with
a tail goeth anmu cometh in so many
y cars? Let it go! Ile from who.'e
hand it c.,me will guide and direct it.
But you will say unto mie, stand
aside, oh ruan, for I am more learned
than thou art and have seen nore
thiogs. If thou thinkest that in this
respect thou art better than I am, thou
art welcome. I praise God that Iseek
not that which I require not. Thou
art learned in the things I care not for;
ana as for t hat whmich thou han sen
defile it. Wi/l nm:c knowledge create
thee a double belly, or wilt thou seek
Paradise with thtine eyecs ?
Oh my friend ! lf t hou wilt be happy,
say, there is nuot, God but God ! Do nto
evil, and thums wilt. thon fe'ar neither
man nor decathi, for surely thine hour
TIhe Meek in Spirit (El Fakir.)
EXTRacT.--The followingr extract is
taiken from a sermon delivered by the
Rev. Dr. Adams of New York:
'Why is anything made public, but
the beliof that it w ill be of interest
to others? Why is it announced that
Isaae and Rebecca were married on
a certain dlay last week, but on the
supposition that it will give you
pleasure to know it. And then low.
er down on the shoot, under the
startling head of deaths, your eye
runs along always with approhension
lest it fall on some well knowi same,
and readls that the aged father, thec
young child, the beloved wife, the
rich, the poor, the admired, tho hon
ered, the bctuitiful are gone: as it is
not taken for granted that ever
strangers will have a sigh for the
afflicted, and the world respond in
sympathy to the incursions of a comn
'Read in this light, the commnonesi
advertisements which crowd our pa,
pers have a kindly order about them,
Say not, with a Cynic eneta
though you nvero doubtful whetha~
there was anything honest in the
world,.when a store-keepe
es his wares, that it is al:
ishness, for it is 'Teasant 0er
announce a fres . supply W,
and wool, hard ware, or Wnuslins,'~a itK
not just as pleasant for.:
wishes to know it? When r e
of young partners in trad T
their virgin advertisement, in
the world how happy they sh
to wait on customers, caiyou
without enterirg into their c
paper! You know not-WhO'
Those ships which are to sail .4
ry harbor in the world-those
which have arrived from evety e
mercial mart on the earth, i' i
from Russia, tea from Ch-1o
from Georgia, sugarfromLis
-do they ntOpireach to usa
corners of the streets, at theiener
in of the gates, in our docks,'ati
our custom houses and exchen n"
sermons on the mutual depekd
of mankind?' J
A ROMANCE IN REAL .
find the following paragrap
Utica Herald. They have a 'ih
elements of romance, but are el ed
as real incidents in the life of an tip
Major Hicks, a keeper of tli&
toll gate, on the plank road et e
Riebland station and Pubteilak w
found dead in his bed- on Thurs'
day morning last. He probably 4
of apoplexy. He was a msie a
ble old bachelor, and for years.ratt
his house and *lived in . his barn, ia
Pulaski. He lived alone, -epalated --
from syMpathy, and- leaving n'pl kce. y
desolate in the social eircle- T.
We knew the old .Major- wll
was only week beforelast we wh
standing in the door of his den-a e
passed by. He looked the Y em- *
bodiment of hard tim~esa d
tion. -He was ingulan e
married 'when quite young, :ad
ter living with his wife' 3 1,
left her and suddenly disappear d n
one knew where. His.wife, after Iiv
ing alone a number ofyearsisupposjpg
10m dead, solaeed her grief d i ab
sence in a second marriage; ' 8e hd
lived with he second husbandnt- J
short time, when suddenly one day Ma
jor "turned up," and elaimedhi
spouse. The wife clung to henew lord
the interlope was in desp'ii- thefa
jor was inexorable. Aftex ainit
lng an attitude of siege for'qnieo0A
he proposed that if the speg U
band would fork over ;O$
would leave them unmolsi ThI
was granted, and the Major vainished a -
second time. After squandirin' thi
sum-which it took him buta iort
time to do-he returned and :ren wed
hostilities, I1e insisted uponot '
er 85,fiO0 as a condition of -Pru
non:intervention. This a also ia
lv granted. llaving'r oc ii'
lfajor repented him of- lis ern e
il course, joined the teMpen e
ciety, and retired to 'sperdiati
mainder of his days in solir
eur. Ile myanaged V ihve 0'te in
terest of this last $5,000 for th&
past fifteen or twenty years. We re
member when the Alajor ooke4'sleel
and trim, and was regarded 'as. g~Ie .
an oracle among schoolboga. and-' '
village idlers. But owing to- one or
two demonstrations of' a rather sayage
nature, hec had fallen into disgraee, and
been rather s'hunned, if not fe'ared for
Is CnIARATER.-The followinrn"
using circlums.tance is stated toeha
occurred at a fancy ball giveia inWa f..
ington City, recently. It was unnei
stood that every person was fto ress
in character, and an usher was fagon- f"
ed at the door of thie saloon~te ani
nlounce to the company within, 'the
different characters as they entered.
Two young ladids appeared at the d-*
"Your chairacters!" asked the. usier
in a whisper.
"We do not appear in cot
to-night," said the two young ladies
"Two young ladies. withnoi an '
characters," bawled o'ut the usher~,~ y~
thie top) of his voice. -
'oiu.s-r Os Eu.EGA4:E Foa Owig.
ENs.-For prerin~(~fg the chinyls. 1b
To preseveo the breath swc466a-s di.
nonee fromu tobacco.
F'or witeningiE the hand-hd6iesty.
For the Moustaehe-thd m2aer
Easy shaixng soap-ready mioney.
For improving the sight-uobserva
A beautifiul ring' the family efIele.
For inproving thq voice-ellity,
The bess 66typanion at the toilet- -
.To kepaway moths--go -
To promnoto sleep-dispenm"lt
the latch key.