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metas will he chargedi ti'iSe ankte as a. sitngle inl
aurtion, aai suanli-c i itatilly tile baille t.s new a Iett
Il tile edcaeitioll o a biilaess mamin.
it in --t nieve r be it il gai.!t al (Ihult, his fai
tuiae lilt - ill be at life!t of' actiona, and
itt (if studv. G rent c are no1lst, therte
F are, he takin that tie huilth be nt'at
im pai red, in a strife hr useles ha iors.
that the eelings he nt stitl'trel to
grow ove'r senasitive inl reluse co'til
pIj'ltioant, n11r the indIata lose its Stuaining
and elasticity nider a liad tf eurnber
Some113 otut una1 tia learning. It haas
belen said that at. leas't Onle-fouraath a'theat'
Stildeits of clegs leave tiltlm witi
impaired hi nith fI on.l Ihlf are taaa
seAsit.v a thari hn r.3.ttl jaa-tlhila . tat
- .~' the wo.rld; 1am1 perhap, tw1tirds of
the hameleta have saae tdeet, that
wou"Ild seriot dv mar thir hiappliness
Iand usefin-ts. it i Wanlarl haaw
maniy parets spend thirt monea'litay which
tlhy C:m ill spare, tat unafia't thi'Ar Stattns
t'- all 'ainLatv ustf'ahiass. A colltgi-a.
eduen;tion calIanot he areIcaatoaanede'd, atl
iatatttiable. isnoat de.irab'e. A colmt.
ing litattso is the btsiaaess ian's col.
ert. '.vVhen thet youth hals finihed
Is caaur'se af prelmndary eahtentinat
a aah or piivate seminlaryaa, 1tiaaler'
the Ciarge o at'nt able insttructo, wha
teahei as mneh ht'l y conve sa'tion.a l as
bya rerid olrtSe, heit s'hld git. :La
intita :t tatiling litis', \lan!tovet 1t:1\y
lbe his f'uturV tt oenlpaliat. It is tlhera
thatl 1 will l':a t olrder, mathad, and
tat 1)abtjiece, a I1 I neIp11iire a k li det'al a at
hi- , andtt bu:sinless of* life.. I. ' , .4t sr
that. hw will learn the vati aa tililt.,
:nta tll. vahte tW tuloniey-two 4) v l ila
Pt tat thintag- tat knwt . \ htiev. I at'
c'nea.'i t lhe ay h:ave braght tfr'm thea.' I
vil.ge nenIl-: lay is altti iltbliolat of
L.im. lie ilari' to ob.y. ta submaita (t
Ma b pat ient-to eandure repro a
withlit aaager iad t har coln.radie
tionl withl gmo branior. Hvie iobigedl
t.: kee'p his wits aILboit. Imii , tto de'ide
quaickly, to have acenate eyes, and
truthfu'tl e'ars. aail tat learn that there
are jiAt'L sixty lainntes in tit a lr. A
counlting haullse edcaltiion will be a ad.
antage ta evey tanat, uhItLevr hais
future octuation niy b. A lla ral
edicatji. teed no11t. bae dw,-It up11on.
This is especially a woak otf selfeulti
-a- ion. No on't principles can hbe'
called teitiltioni proof; buat Ithose which
pro the resilt oitgit!i cal onvicttiol, and1(l
Solr Which repeated sacritices have heent
.,ltnlde. As ability to co'inlnicate va.
ried and praitiical knowlede by cover
Jat, is a (oalificai'toint thit.c espcia'
ly fits tan to be a tenehLI', it sliild
nott be~ over'loo~ked in the se'lectiaun oat
. Freedley'/s TreaiseW ou Businaess.
.Tu.E MfAN iN TltE MlooN.-Profe~tssor'
- Lee, ina a Ino t' ofhis trman-latians taf
the travelhs of' Von fiat tai, stays, '-Thte
f'ol lo)wing acout, oft thea. man~l ini lie
moonar, I had fromttl '.3 mthta of at a New~
hatppenetd to be.. thir'styand C aa coing lna'
a well lay moo(tanlIighat, he int ended toa
drinik; baut a cloutd comning (tvert the
mtoont preven''ated him, ie thetn earst
bectause it rea~fuaseda to give him its light
bttutponthi tn.he mfaon camae doawn
anid took himt ny thareiblly I tgether with
a tree3 onf whicth ho hadl laud hold; anad
and thero 'is- nowu' seen~ co~ntinueda~ the
Zeaulander', with the treeajut~t as lae was
taken up. I wouild. increly 'rarak, thtat
it is bty noa mettans surparisinag that vuil
gal' cr'edaulity shtotuld he maneh the samre
all the world ov'er; but that it shoutld
arrive at almaost prec~tiNely the samre
results, is CUrioUs eaioagha."
*A golod story is told of' a rustic youth
oatheri at a haamsking par'ty. 'The youth,
Manitte.n- wiith tlhe c'haurims of the baauti
min ,t oanly -Ventead his paIssiona in
aly'ht aukst, and now~ anad again tuchina
a tty's foot undrtidte tablae. At that
ti ing hiere boling'tao balomrsa', the girl'
-tthert i eafiul of' the putt'tyat ofae stock
~ IgA d eleranined to make the )youtht
~ra'sswhat lageomed te)na mito feel,
bo: 0 hitS ad VanceO9It.lttle iil longer in)
takti~line ehe 'ahd erjpd atSt&I ie4
* al-yo ( love. u6a, Illnru so,+ ybuiln
TilLs huM mI 5lurbN(0.
"Do youl see here," said a ragged
little b to a group of young, gaily
dressed urchins, as lie came lp from
Miarket street wharf, inl Philadelphia;
"Do you see here-I've a silver six
They all sit uip a hearty lnngh.
"V I),"' said Jerenlili Iudd, whost
fatlier was a wealthy shipper, "I have
got six silver dalars to spend on Christ.
mat.s, anid that fellow is proud of a six
'Iheodorn heard it, and lot oked
thiughtfully tin the grnumi fqpr a mi o
litll; thlen riecar(cting hiri mse1, Si.N
doillars t, spend," oniincrl t ie ; "but
sixpence t) keep is better 1t1an tiat.'
Themdore kept his six penlee in hi
pIcket, carefilly wrapped ui, 1'.r sev
eral weeks; wiien (mile day his umicle
whom kept a fruit shioip at tho corner of
the ailey where he lived, said to himl),
-"TI-tdere, yo lur sixience '
gr-w any in your pocket; youi1t slould
plati it."
The little boy under.stooid him bet
ter whenm lie told himi, if lie pleased ,he
imight Iuy5 Some firit, inl the miarket
with it, and stasd ini his slip aid sell
it out again. lie empracted the offer
-dmidlile his mtotmnev tte iext day
and weit on uit 16 lie had ito rmt fsri
li- imcreased stock ill his little cmrier.
II is uiicle, semving the thrift anid,
wit hal. lhstiest 1111n 'L the wny, finally
tusk him hits, his stomre asI :ii assist.
:I, a tl Iw l IhI ill Iivih.g. toI trade
in smiinry spieriied articles in his o-Iwf
aecoun t. The close-t :ttiltion to bus.
i is- I Is- m 4 v,1 f-s mmmss.rvXms.m Iin
m l hIs simIll fmm1t S. a ndm tie Intii fgmod
Inck, as it. is ealled, whimhi gen-Iralv
ruis t those w lo ae saving. idtstri.
mIss, anmd iridet, inl tlie cuirse of thrie
or- four uars I inabsled imisi t4 go iitoi
atniership with his itn1cle, aid to ex.
tenad Iis busineiss to double his fomiier
I laviing trimmed .is sails ihlat at
first, it beeainme. at kiid ofsincoid iature
with Theodrem , to keep what, sailoirs
woiIld call close to time Imi, and he
imiade headwttayv ast si.in tgly nhow.
So wlt ihe was twtItie he was
einabled to bliy mit the si hole stoick If
a drygmls mirchant, aid go itito bus
iiness )If li-; oawnm accmtit entiretl.
Still .le prospered-csmnienced 'ini.
raCting -- chaged his blsiness fialy
Vtr a whomlesle. cntcerni-e'ambai ked in
the idi a trade- ait list mariesd a
fe gi , wlmsse V hitume was bmt .m little
inte i'lir t.. his ow :nl it was said af
tetr that ao1sccuriTece lie was niot worsthi
lhs' t bcit half :a imillion.
Thlede. nisw lived inl an cligant
huse inl At re sireet, kept i:s carriage',
a'd had evr!y iting inl pretty style; yet
Ie at teildeI Io his business. That he
m11ight iever lose sight of his good rlli
tne, tlie silver six enice was bllenided
with the arniis salt his carriage; it foimt.
ia tie eatl withI which he stammiped his
letters: adil lie hamd oet of tle couu
he ised to say tlasm very idt'iical oame
lie first owned-isitesd upon his desk
ill his cs1miting-m . !I em b 't erini
IhIS (smiittitatly that. by small means
he had rimei, he still, amid mnueh well
bestowed charitv and ini the constant
practice of ti'ue benevolence. loiked
wel to sid Il thingi, aind niever' forsgaat
how to reckoim vceits as wvil i as ds(arh41,s.
'Thuts sti1moo01lly were Theodore'
attihir's going rward, when one sultry
day, just as lie had munteare iS Count.
inis sas m.. a ti . si.n.t.lid figi preie t
el hiimiself a'iit the coutt tntr, anmd askedm
fert eiimploymient. Ie Iwe55' re a thmread-.
hiare slit of hhIisk, ant old hat, and his
shtoes wtere al most r'ead~y to dromm
mfromm his fest.
"dm vou , wi s ior emloymtient ?I"
"Ini aimy capaciaity," was the reply
"bhtt sir,"' conalt iied thme str'aniger
wimping a tear fr'som his eye v-ithI his
coat-leevte, "miy fat her' was a mlerchanit
anid he brmng&ht tme tip to is profek
sioni. I should thierer~mre be glad o
enmjloymtet ns a clerk."
Tlheoidor-e lookedi at the rman closely'
[le imattgtned he -aw~ sottme lineamentd
he i'eilmmhbred.
"WNhat is your- namei?" he addedi.
rTe stiatnger heositaited a mmoent
hiung downt his head, atnd replied inii
lowv voiice,"5Jeremniah, Bjudd."
"'Ahi!" said Theoadore, irecollectinc
him instantly; "and yon hav'e got cleai
mif your' six dollars long ago, I Ifancy
"Yes," satid Jleremniah, wvith a sigh
"but I have not, forgo(tten the ragget
little bimy with the silver sixpence.
iind I been half' as enarefuul taf may thou
sanids as lie was of his peoe, I shoui
inmt hatve been here fienidless and pen
nilesis this day."
There was a half triiumphant smia
on Theodore's facee as lie tinok the bant
(it -the visiter, wvhichm seemed to sprin1
fro m setlf-com phacent fi-elin,., whicl
was excusablec, becauqe it arose parti
from the coansciousness of his abilit
to aid one wvhose imnpruidence had cans
od'hisimisfomrtune, baut who seemed t<
mifos his ori-or. He'took ~ he appli
Qfnnt into his fmniInY. nnd in te .,r..
cess (of time restored him to the busi.
aness-doing world-an active, prudent,
and valta: le mnm.
The lesson taught in this story is too
plai to need a word in additionl. I
will simliply ask-where is the needy
manim who hait- not spent more maaonlev
foulishly in his life, than would be no
cessary to make him comf rtable now'!
The Spirit Bluff
A Tale of St. Chmarleq.
When lnaves by the wind of autumn
nre stirred
When the quick wild barlk of the wolf
is he;ard,
When the owl his it ismal varning hloots,
And a viv:d Ilish the lightninig sioot,
A spoirit form the Indians say.
I% sect nround yon luT toa p alay.
Near the flourishing village of St.
Charles rears one of these majestic
bluf% whichl so frequently are found onl
the banks of Fox river, and which
aid so iiuach to the beaity an2(d seenm
cry of its silver waters. I, is sitiated
a little soith or. east of the villhge.
Aling its summit are several :anieiat
iaaounaads; which havel probably, for
lges, beet the burial places of the
niatives, aand onte recently has been
chosent is the resting Cplace for t he
dead of' lais village and iiamediate vi
einity. The cast and south side are
wa-aed by a small broo1k. called the
Cedar or Illuf'ru::; while, .1aong its
base, at, the west, rolls the river in
it,-s lig iad silen at ganuadear, its sha'ores
still nitouched by the hand of civ
ilized aaian; oil the east alnd souath
east, rises the IctautifuIlly rolling pra
irie, dotted here and there with the
fie-hls of the emaligriant settlea. The
beautty of the sCenlery from this pouit
is suchI I hat the travellers w ho have
gazed with ,delight at other blulTs and
polit,. oaa the river, are struck with
uncII lomo interest' ol beholding this
spot; and, on leaving it, often turn and
liaigea still, as if ciehanted. to gaze at
its beauties. It is called the "Spirit
Bldf," aand a tide is told of it ofso nuch
iliterest, that. many a heaat is made
sad at its recital. For it number of
years no liadian las beeii seCn to
Iass over its suamrit; but, by a Cir
euitois path, all g'o round it, for a
lark eyed liadiani in.1id, they say. is
seei to h.ver aouid it.-Some for
ty-live Years ago, there was, in the
Iatai6n Lot the P1ottowaitmics. an aged
chief, w% h0se 11:1aim was Wavish kee,
and who4) was, in 18"t1, sti;l reniember
ed by lie old iadian traders at. Chica
g, aand other points on that beauti
hal lake. It was- iai the time11 of this
Chief ,that one of the iost nelaa
choly transact ions that. ever ocecurred
tiianljlg tILe '(attowatamv mition took
place ia ar this blull.' Ononibidga, the
only dataghter of- \Vatyishke.-, was
dear to her parents and the boaast of
her tribe. uontrary to tile wishes of
her family she ftramed an aident at
tta:himent to a yotig hunter of her
tribe, and oane whom(111 she knaew to
be stronaagly attached to her. But.
when a-ked ih marilaga e of her par
Cts, he was refused, and likewise to
learn that her daughter was intended
by them fur another, a young brave of
distinction. The latter had acquired
at Imic by deeds of valor rendered his
ation, :and the imy captive w hites he
had tokenm :loing thu saores of' Ltike
Erie, and even amlong the nuationr of
the Saenceas. At tie tmetntion of the
yong hunter wishing Ononibdga in
matrriage, her family pressed the
brave to urge his suit withi her, whicha
he did with ardor aand unaceasinag as
siduityv, but she refissed himt and
persisted int her prefereance for the
fyouang hlunter. . I the comm aendations
of her fuiends in farm (of thle brave,
she replied that she had choseni one
after' her owna mind--one who wonl
spenmd his life with her; and by his
profession, wvouldh provide for' her
suabsistencee, anid secuare her comiifoat and
hapipintess; hut, if' she aecepted the
bavae, lie would be constantly bent on
soame deed of daring exploit, he woutld
be absent, froam her, exposing himaself
to dzangeir, and perhaaps death, on sonic
distatt battle field, leaving~ her a wid
ow, to tread atlonte the paith of' this
uinfeelinig wvorld. Ononibidga's ex.
poistuiltains wer'e oif no avail with
her fiamtily or friends. They, at lengthI,
by stratagem and some other means,
succeeded in driving the y'oung hunter
to somet distantt land, from which lie
never returned; or att least, w~as never
more sceen among his tribe; nad then,
by harsh mieans, beganU to compel ner
to aecept for her husband the brave,
whom they had chosen. But, to ali
her expostulationts and -assertions that
she could never love any othier buat hor
young hunter, and, that rather' than
have the bravo whom she so mnucht dis
liked, she would live alone in the depths
of the solitary forest, they paid no re
gard. Ononiibidga, to this time, had
been the joy and delight, of her famm
ily, and been indulged more tihan was
ustual for the females of'her tribe. 11er
brother had expressed a wish that she
might, if possible, be persuaded, rath
er than comrpelled to-aiccept thep brave
r r a hlnlmsd. In oi der to remove some
of her objectiois, they took measures
to make some provisionI for her future
maintainance arid presented to the
brave all that in their simple Mode
of living, an lIndian could desirc. At
about this time at party was foimed to
go to the Red Pipe Stone, on the
slires of the Mississippi, above the
fills of St. A ltholny, to procure some
of the ebarmed stone for their pipes.
The parents and brothers of Onoti
bidga were of the party, and she her
self was also one with them. It was
ol theii assembI'Rng t this blu, pre
vious to their departure. that they of
ferred their presents to t lie brave. En
courged by these, lie again renewed
his suit, but was, as helretofore, unsue.
censil.-I ler family and friends,
allgry at 'what they supposed unjus
tifiable (bstinacy on her part, reimon
strated severely, and even used
threats to coipel her to obedience.
"W ell, then," said Onlonididiga, "you
have left. mne no hope. I told You I did
nt love him. and that, I woull
not live witi him. I now with to re.
Illaill sillfIe, but you will i not llow me
even that hoor boon. You SY you
love tie, and that you are ipy par
ents, lily bolthlers and yIly fi-ie4ds; yet
Vou have driven from me !,.y hun
ter'; and I will necer! neverove anoth
er. Youi have forced hiiin tor oam1 an
outcast froim village to villqge, and
fiom tribe to tribe, and, this moment,
peIhajps, he is alone, fra fDom his
native tri be, none with him 1o assist
in ui ilding his wigwams or .spread
his skinls for his bed, none to wyit upon
him, when haiit and weary %th the
labo ar of the chase. sighing the
night winds for his Ononidiga: Is not
this enough ? Would yoU h&,-. me
joyfiul when my hunter is fhariwayv?"
Bit she could not reprds her
passion even hert, and beftr,,'othe'rs
could speak, she resumed:
"What! I marry tuuctler, ne'on
Whom I cal never place iy a't 'oris,
and with whmll I cill never 'h
py? If this is your lie foi me ei
so. But soon 3 ou shall hav e eause to
regret your cotrse.1 Sai3ng this,
she wltadrew, anid while they were
busy ill makinRg piepatrati -ns far the
festival, (determined upon uniting her
with tle brav e that (ay.) site
wound her way to the top of tlhe blufi
and cal ilig t o hor friends, addressed
them thus: "Yua Iliouallght to compel
me, but you shall see how certain I can
def-at your phims." Site, then com.
leiceed sillin' her death solg,sweet
ci by far than the (ying echo of the
teving~ vesper, as the still breeze waf
ted it softlv toward the re'giols of
the blest. Se then rushed with the
swiftnicss; of a deer toward the river.
-Iler frienids, to rescue her, rished
all possible hmaste; Calling on hei
namilte with lcarts ready to blurst with
anuish; assuringI her th.t hel hunter
hl;t11d be retlored, if she Would
d e;ist. "It is in vain. You are te oo
late," she replied, as she pallsed a
monjent on the brink of the precipice.
Then, with a mighty bound, she
plunged into the river; and before her
frieids could reach the spot, its chrs-.
tal waters had closed over her forever.
Such was the story told me by an
aged indian in 183t. And while tel
ling it the stithiiers of his age ihorsook
his Ilibs alnd the feeling of youth
agalin. renewed his age, while the
tears trick led downi his furrowed cheek.
Anad lhe was the beloved youing
hutiertci who haid on1ce moire and fihr
his last timei, retutrtned to behol ad the
spot where onice had trod the last
steps of his Otnnibidga.
A Short Story.
BY DieKE~s
OnI his last voage homeC, thle cap.
-tain had oin b~oard a younilg hidy (at re
miia rkabl e personal at tracticonis-il phrase
I use( as oneI beii g enltirely niew, andR~
one y'ou meet wvith in the newtspapaer.
'lThis younRg lady was beloved inltenise.
13' by five young gentlemen paissenger's,
a d inl tutn shte was in love with thenm
a11 Very~ aidently, but withotut any par
tieular prlefernce tir eithter. Not
knowing how to maike up her determt
inaltioan iln this dilem ma, she sonlsulted
my fr'iendI the calptain. 'lThe captain
being a mani~ of anm oi;ginal tur~n of'
mlind,. says to the youag Jldy' "jump
overboard an~d marry the miani that
jumps after y'ou." 'lThe yonng lady
struck with the idea,atid beinig na~iturl-l
ly fonld of' bathing, especially in war-m
weather as it theti was, tooak the ad
vice of the c'aptain, w~ho had a boat
ready mannied in case of accident
Accoirdinghy, the next m~oning, the five
lovers being on deck -atnd looking very
devoutly at the young lady, she piuing
ed into the sea headl foremost. Four
of the lovers immediately jumped in
after her. When the young lady and
her four Idvers got out again, she says
to the captain "what am I t~o do with
them now, they are so wet?" Says the
captain, "take the dry .1ne." And the
young lady did, and- married him
,We don't belinene a word ate,
Visit to the IUgly Mall.
As we stepped over the low fence. I
heard the hitim( of a spinning wheel,
anu another moment, one of the
sweetest rosiest faces I ever beheld
looked out the door. It *as Lucy
Wallis, t'he pretty daughter of the
Ugly Man! Saluting us modestly, she
a..ked us in-and to be seated-and
resumed her work. There are a few
more lovely girls than Lucy. Ini her
moist blue eves was a blended expres
sion of mirthfuhiess andl(] something
imre tender, that went into your
hear- without ever asking leave Clad
im a home-spun frock, coarse, but.
tatefulness in its colors and adjust
ment. And oh! how brilliant!y spot
less-her lingers tipped with the blue
of the indigo tub-her little feet in
huek skin moccasins-she plied her
task idtiustriously; now with Jin arch
tWss, shaking into place her rich aub
tirn hair; mal now, with a bound
forward gracef'ully catching the thread
tha had slipped from her lingers.
Sweet voiced, too, was Lucy Wallis, as
she stood at her wheel, spinnitg two
threads. One oIfeePtton onl her spindle,
and the other of gossip with my excel
lent and ltqiiacious friend Dick M'Coy.
Plague take the girl! She has made
me forgot her ugly flther! Mr. Wal
lis atid his wife were frtom honte when
we got there-havitng been otn a vis.
it to a sick neighbor-but in half
an hour thev returned.
"Thar they coime!" said Dick, as
lie heard voices outside the cabin.
"take a seat and don't be scared!'
"You've never seen daddy, have
you squire?" she asked, slightly cul.
oring and pouting.
"Never have-always had a curios
ity," but tite wounded expression (f
the girl stopped me, and in anoth
ei mument the ugly man was be
lihre mne.
Truly had McCoy said "nothing on
the breathing earth'could matc irn.",
11ifaCe gen llythif llapAtene0
(if a recently healed blister-spot. His
promiment, eyes sieems ready to drop
atE his flee, and were almost guiltless
off ids. lied, red, red, was the almost
prevailing color of his countenance
-even his eyes I artotk (if it. His
mouth-ruby red, looked as if it had
been kicked very lately by a rough
shod mule, after having been origilt
ally made by goiging a hole in his
hce with a iail grab! The tout en
semlile was horrible, unaspeakable ugly.
"So you've come to see the ugly
man, have you Squire?" I've heard
of you before. You're the man that
took the sense of this couint ry, last. I
was in Georgey, then. Well, you're
tiiglty welcome. Old woman, fly
round. g't something for the Squire
and Dick to eat. Lu. y, hain't you
lit) fresh aiggs aboit?"
Lucy went out at his suggestion,
and her father went on: "Thev call ime
ugly. squire, and I am. My fIat er be.
Gore me was the ugliest man that. cv
er lived in Ilancocck comunty. But I'll
give you my ixperience after sup.
per. Belikes yot have hearn that
I've been thro' the ruifs. No! Well,
when we get something to eat, I'll
tell you more about it, old woman
for heaven's sake, you fly round thar!"
Te old lady did "fly around" ond
Lucy got the "aiggs," and betwe en 1
thiei they got an excellent supper.
'The pturity of the tabtle cloth, the
excellence of the coffee, arid the
freshntess of thle eggs, not to muent ion
Lucy's good looks, wvere more thant
ai set-(olI against the uglintess of
Hilly; sit that D)ick and I conttinuted
tot eat, quite heartily, to the evidenat
gratificat ion of our hospitable, though
uigly enttertaimer.
Sul.pter over, old Billy drew out his
large soap-stonec pipe, and tillinig and
lighting it, he placed it in his zmout.h.
After a whif or two, lie begait:
"It's no tuse argif'yin in the matter
-l nam the ugliest mnan now on top of
the earth. Tfhar's niary nurther like
mie! I am a crotwd by myself'. I
allers was. The fust I k'nowed of it
though, was when I was bout. 10 years
oldl. I went down to the spring branlch
one mortinin, to wash my -thee, atid as
I looked in the water, I seen the
shtadowv of' my face! 'That's the last
time I've seen my countenanc-I
darseni't but shet my eyes when I go to
the water."
"Don't yon use a glass when you
shave?" I inquired..
"Glass! Thunder! What glass could
r~tand it-would bust if it were an~
inchl tiiick: Glass!-pisha!"
Lucy told her father h'e was "too
bad, and that he knew it wa~s no such
thing," but the old inan told her she
was at "sassy wench, and to .hold
her tongute."
"Yes," ho continued, "it's s'>; rI'e
not seen my face in forty years, but
then'I knows how it looks," '.
"Well, wvhen J g9o ,ed upI tio't,
be whilin to .taio mge'dtndJ3
"Oh, you was not oncommon. hard
favored when you was a young man,"
Said old Mrs. \Wallis.
"Oncoinon! I tell you when I
was ten years old a' fly would'nt
Ii lit oil my fhee-- and It can't be
much wuss now! Shet up. and let ie
tell the Squire IIy ixperience."
"Its no use,'' put in Lucv, "to
be running one's own self down that
way, daddy, it ain't right."
"Runnin down! Thunder and light
nin Lucy, you'll hav-- me i guod lmok
ing as John Buteman your sweet
heart." As he said this old Bill look
ed at ine and sicceeded in covering
the ball of his left eye, by way of
ia wink. Lucy said no more.
The old man continued:
"Well hard as I tlbught it'ud be to
get a wife, fust thing I knowed, I had
Sally, here, and she is, or was, a.
pretty as any of tnem."
Old Mrs. Wallis knited convulsive
ly and coughed slightly.
"llowever, she never kissed me
afore we was married and it was
a long tine arter alre she did. The
way of it was, we had an old one.
horned cow, mighty unnery (ordina
ry) lookin', old as tile north star, and
poor as a black snake. One day I
weit out to the lot--"
"Daddy, I wouldn't tell that," said
Lucy in a peisuasive tone.
"ianied ef I don't though-it's
true. and ef you don't keep still, I'll
se*nd for liuzLnan to hold -you quict in
the cmrner."
"Yes, I went out to the lot,' and
thar sure as life was iy - old woman
swung to the cow, and the old 1hing
flyin round and ent1ti. g up ail sorts of
shines. Ses I, 'what the deuce are
you up to old woman?'-And with
that she let go and told me she was
trying to practice kissing on old Cher.
ry, and she tlhought arter that she could
make up her mind to kiss me."
."Old man you made that! I've heard
you tell it before-but you made it,"
sgid the old lady.
L"%*llA0 L told her,Squire, ses1,
comedoivn twit, shetgour eyes! hold
your breath!-and upon that she bus
sed me so ybu "might have heard it
a quarter of a mile, and since that
nobody's had better kissin than me.
Now, that was my fust ixperience
about being ugly, arter .1 was grown,
and it warn't so bad ieither!
"The next time my ugly feeters
came into play, was in Mobile; was
you ever thar? Greatest- place on
green yearth; steamboats, oysters, free
niiggers, furtiners, brick houses-that
is the plade! I went down on a flat
boat from Wetumpky, with old John
Todd. We had a fust rate time of it
till we got nllost to Mobile, and the
steamboats would run so close to
us that the sloshin, wouIld pretty near
capsze. 'They done it for devilnent.
low old John cussed, but it done
no good. At last ses 1, I'll try 'em; e'
thar's enny strength in cussing, I'll
make 'em ashamed! So the next one
caine along, cavorting and snorting like
it was gwine right into us, and did
pass in twenty feet, I ris up on a cot
toll bag and ses to the crowd-and
there was a most ahnighty one on
the guards of the boat-ses I 'You
inflernal racketsmaking, snorting sons
"Afore I could get any further in
mry cusisin the crowd gin the most
yearth-shaikin' howl t fiat ever was
hearn-and one feller, as they were
broad side with us, hollered out, 'It's
the old He ugly himnself; Jeminy what
a a mout h! With that thar was some
thinig rained and rattled in our boat
like hAil, only heavier; and directly ate
and John picked up a peek of buckhorn
handled knives.
Old Mrs. Wallis looked to' Heav
en, as if ap.pealing there for the for
giveness of somt6,great sin her ugly
consort had conf dtted, but said noth
"So I lost nothing by being ugly
that time. Arter I got i Mobile, how
ce-er, I was both.'red and, pestered by
the people stoppin in the street to
look at me, all dirty, :ad lighitwood
smoked as I was frmx being on
the boat."
"I think I'd a cleaned up a lit tle," in
terposed Latef.
"0Old womnan ai'nt you. got'rnarry
cold tater to choko that' gal:with?
WVell, they'd look at me the hardest
you over seen. .But l got ahead er'
my story. A few days afore thar hini
been a boat bursted sand s' leap of'
people scalded and killed, onie way and
another. So, at last I went, into a
grocery and a squad of people follemed
me in, and one 'lowed, ses he, its one
of the ubfortrnate'.sifferer-s by the
btartn of the Franklin; and upoh that
he axed me to drink with him,and a
I had mf tundbler half way to my
mtiuth,. he stopped m6 of a sbd.
"fleg yeu talcdon.'stgngeb1t"
see'ha. ~
ii ,dken
whooped like a gangi of wolfs. Finally,
one of'en ses, 'don't make funof the
unfortunate; he's hardly go ovey be
ing blowed up yet. Let U6 inake up It
puss for him. Then they ahlfrhowed
in and made up five dollars. p' the
man handed mne the change, difi axed
me, 'Whar did you find - onself f
ter the explosion?'
"ii a flat boat," ses I.
"HloW far from the Frankliti?
he asked:
"W hy," s'es I, "I hover seel h'N
but as nigh as I can guess, it nust
have been, from what thy teIlrt
nigh on to three hundred - and' seen
ty five miles. You oughter seen the
gang scatter. As they lefit' es one,
'it's him. It's the ugly man ofail." AT
Y. Dutchman.
Not at iiomi.
This fashionable lie repea
and hourly at the doors ofl.'A si
thriilies." will. We nope, be r
among the things that were, ere dbti,%
more years roll around. 1 ed d
teach it to their servants cannUt retl're
seriously upon the matter wfftibott foeel
ing most deeply the degradaiob"thei e
bring upon themselves every tiniaethey
cause it to be uttered. T'ey are
shocked at the depravity of the cook.
when she tells a lie to conceal the e
of some carelessness, and hold: up $liia
hands in holy horror when ihe ca.
ber maid is detected apprria in
bit of lace finery; but is not th6ir oGN'
sin the deeper dyed of the etW?. 7 O
certainly it Is. They not br1dlib
erately tell the lie themlfs; uit
they teach each others to repeti it tor
them; and not only that but h o
it without the shadovir aju loe
excuse. . Oh, shame ipon you, wo a e
living in such meannes.. You degra d
yourselves, by sudih acts far lower t an
does the common thef Who isk
rubberv his living.
"But what shal1l We say tiheid"
usual queried re to reukes i
bnduet, Th& 1o0rirfai d
the door bell' at the ois. a
who was, fashionably speakingi .aot at
home," was one which conveyed the
truth the whole tpith, and -no"iig bt
the truth. It was this; "MrsZ is
at home, but it will be . inconvenipnt
for her to see any person this affer
noon." Such a m'essige contains noth
ing chilling or repulsive, no' yet any
thing unladylike aid more thavn all
this, it is the truth. , such a messagi
a real lady might deliier in person
and none could hear without adn!iiring
it. Reader learn a lesson. frnis
Have you not sodai other fashion
lie besides thit of "no*t at home," whih
you practice upon in' your houso
your busines-New York Sun
Ups aid Downs of
In walking up Broadway, a day or
two since, our attention was arrested,
in common with thousands uIon the
side-walk, by the appeara otfaiVnj
dashing equipage. A pair of ddn-iy
horses, with rigolettes on th'tr h-aI
aid an uneomnionly highly o1i0hM<
carriage. The. whole turn-oqt, mi
ing the sable driver, mayb .fl d
cribed as "nigger fine." OrinlaI P,,
at the ocoupdnt of the carriage, xt
with folded arms, "alone in his
in the biick seat, we wero somew -
surprised to recognizea man, wh 1
or three years since, was apparentl
in very different circumstanices-.hard
up, we mnay .cay,'for "such a thing a
five dollar bill." On exipressin fia
astomishment at this b'rillira'fi pr(
ance and remarkable metamog'h;4
a friend explained the secret by syi~!
that the Fifth Avennoodle ih tfie C
ing vehicle had been gamblnig
stockst-and had wont
Presently we met anotd rg
man in "high feather," 6hbtt
or two ago was knovn. as
duck" in Wall street. "Ta man,
said our friend, "has-had a lolyta
of the cards. Ho~ hus made g ludred'
and fifty thonsdind dollars ihl he
past year' un the fall 9f C# e
Stock." O;:~':SJ~
And tilis is the way suid r~k~
are made~ in Ne#~r York;f and
counts for the sudden -apg
those nouvecgn rkhsr who "astonis
natives" by clashing In such
splehdur tlbrougkrBroicdw y
you see a ved~ glittering e~
iog through the streets~y
pretty sure that its..owne'
saw int \Vall street, o'
up *own.-N.Y. M~'p4
onl a possibaiy or -a
Burpils re ierluo
States, says: "WV~'~
sko very dtir '

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