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A NEW VERSION OF AN OLD SONG.
ny F. W. nEwlsiS.
With a mockish coquetish air, the
sweetest but most incorrigible little
flirt that ever danced at a pie tic, was
" I eare for nobod y, nobo: -,
* And nobody cares for ie "
She was siting in a quiet shady cor
ner, near the side of a sttal I streamo,
busily employed in weaving together
.some bright green I eaves into a gar
-land. Behind her stool a oting g'it
1tlenan in naval unitl rrm. who silently
and tbsently watchted her slender lint
gers aSthey played at, hide and seek
*amotg the leaves site was twitting.
At a little distance, a gay andl pie
tueresque scene was visible from be
tween the trees. A pie nitc party was
there encamped lor the day. A cloth
was spread on the grats, about which
*sonc of the e'rtpany were -teatuv.
partaking of the re~frtshmIents;et he'rs
rt '~were scattered rounld somle 'in groups:
.- some walking-sorte swigittg-some
rompi'ng-somec dancing-all gay and
gaily dressed. and making up a etier
-. " :fut p(ieture.
" very now and then a mterry rowing
party on the creek passed be-foare the
yong couple, I have descri bed, and
their gay songs and lauglter ilotel to
the eatr pleasantly over the wat ers.
Little Sopdhy looked tup into her comnt.
panion's face witth a satty, eba1lletging
sntile, sang again with her ttockint g
Voice. the v.ene of Ithe *.ld sng.
" I care for nobody, nolynd i.
And nuholy cares for me.''
"What n)onsenset t. that voorll ae
his reverie-" wet a war.-i if li is if Iii
SH11af, at least, " wf-t il ted Sp yle\,
with mischievous ignifiertele.
" W hich halt "intlluiredt I.,ienutenanit
*A therton, "the last'?".
Sophiy smiletd dIisdainfulily, but in.
stead of replying, the lit.tle~ titeutte
threw the long spay of' leaves which
she had just finisheid braiding together,
over her head. The bright, tender,
green leaves tuingled with her rich,
fhir curls, mtking them glh-ait like
gold, and heightenaing, by contratt, the
fresh, del icate colors of her youthfit
fhee. She wtas very Itlove*ly, and111 site
shook her bright head with full -mn.
seiousness ofi her pm' t-*rs of lasicitnat iln
as she turned her eves onher coitpatn
ion with a glatnce of Saucy Itnailie, at
much as to say-" do yo a m1: Va- ite ''
--thetn take the cotnsequttees!
A thterton felt the full tmalice of that
"1 By haeav-en, Sophy, you kntow htow
to tuse those eyes (it yours," he stad
* laughing ; and thetn ttdled with a sigh
a ~~' Ls lhe giazed at her lovely, roguish face
"No, Sophty, it is certainly ntot thte
-last htalf of you r sonig which is trute."'
A smile of' trinrmpjh stole to Sophty's
lips ; she turtned partly awa-,, atnd sanig
half slhyly, half' saucily
" I care for tnobodly, nobody,
Tholi' somtebody cares for tme."
" Sophty, Soljihy, how canil you be so
.cruel ! A mnerciful e at woldl tnot play
wi-thl a mtouseC, as you1 have trifkled witlb
-my hteart for thtis year and a lald "
there was a totte of eatrnestitess in thte
youth's voice at variantcewith his light
Sophy anstwered gail
o' lecause no mnouse evier so tried to
. escape from mistressa puss, as you have
tried to escape fromn mec. lind yotu
lain qtuiet unadetr my paws, you w'mlit d
have seen how .1 shlould have patted
"No, Sophuy," returned the youtth
- with sudadetn gravi 1y, "it is blmaase I
have laitn too qtuiet--heen too sutbmis.
sive to yourt every whtimt, that yott
/have cotte at last to) despise as waoilh.
lets, a hteat. so Ilighttly won. Sophby
, J shoutld have left, vou a yeatr aga,
when. I wa-s ordered to hlia :t butt I
wa-a to~o weak -tsoot muchl ini love-I
coutldenrar;t to leave yout; I applied
fa .u-Iainget of orders, Lad have beena
Ii ngeritng aroitndr'i1 o Ever sitnce.
. -itge been rewvarded ir myt fool ishntess
a<it.alesarve'd. I halve ntait ad vancedl
li 11.a ytr futvor onte jot, duigallI this
' tt131e, begant Saqphy, detmurely.
but her aver was it, inuch in curnest
to head the interruption.
Now, however," he centitemed,
I rejice t o say, that I have an opor
tunity of' repairing moy riror. The
l omert ' orlers have becn reneied---ti.
nio'rrow I leave yoi-perlhips ihrever.
Siophy'- cheek flushed sulldei -
she attempted t jest, but the snmile
died In her lips. and tears rose to her
Are you really going away ?"-the
voice if the gay, little flirt was very
doleful and treniulons, ai'd her lover
was beginning to gather a gleam of
encuragelent roint her agitated man
ner, when p oor Stophy, whether fron11
her uncionq.1uered spirit of coquetry, or
that she feared she was b'etraying I
secret, sh had long sedutlotusly guard.
et, addetd with : t tine of rntek distress,
Who .l/ I find to flirt with
while yot are gone "
Lieuten:ant. At hetrton was .deeply
'.rieeved antd disappotintited by the light
tvotrds. No Wi'tiler Ie as led to con
eluile. t hat the girl who would so jest
at such a lnoiie:nt. was still miistress
of her otwnit heart ; no wonder he said
to himself -'. tol. yoi are aznswered:
your suit is an'wered"-no wonder he
emnnidtitled himise lf to think no inre
ofone on wltomti his all'ctints were
. afted ;oral yet --who shI ill read a
womtanla's hwart ? --all his conuclu
sit tns, however o gically drawn,
were wrong : the foolish girl who sit
trifled with his f'elinigs, dearly loved
hniii all the timne, it] was at that. very
niinilent sutfhriig far mnore than le
On the lnorrow the young lienten.
ant sailed tir the East Iidies , biut tho'
lie diet with niany strap ge advt-entures
there. :nud hike all travellers in the
lIast., ride t.nt-, t'hiutti and latught, or
ri tn :t1wat froti littis, I lhi:ve i trgitttnti
whiebc, 1:n hlt!.x no lllenas temnptedl to
ftutllw hit .l t is travels, or to bore
niy rcatlem- I a Iariation of Ihenii.
it hei isiall I be so uiterciftil am to
inflict dull acetunts of iv l tifillg he
rlni, whose spirit deserted hercstran
ly abouti the tinie of Licut. A therton's
tiepart i .re, I et ie it ratet r lii sten to
the tiime of the rettrn, when I shall
have stitoethinig less ililtertating to
write al tlut.
The way anid iniatmnnir of the tiuet
in; tilf the httlig parted couple twas this;
S)(tr t a~l;i^ lieltetiai t \ajlk o w l
during il thi s days of ab ene , ti
banri-,h the tho lughts o~fa eranin on.
w lit ia11, flirt train hi, flitd al . l
ati lii ii i t i' | 'er a 'k lit., l ' e r Il
tt '-a lua -11 i tit ai t h er -It n t e.(.,
littl It'a;l igl t} i-, t \tt tit Ia silent. alt
I:' i e fl.it ii i a 1 bit .tilt'i li a Were ti
t'astillI tIIO iilissll -e il.
Ii Ilel ha t' ill tit afte-i i t.a i-i l i...
fig I "" gt i W fiit i l 'h sti lig ff s -t.Cl ll
at thie s, ll' i WuIt1 li m e i st* 1ititi i i '
ttnmg:Xfluhe t e,tr dtt uit'l"t- I Ic rtl
oli - p h l I hat, id- ii.t -iti' Sit
time e tune ses 1:i1 :1a-, a. t il se. ab;
ishg tiity u.';a'y nit flt ,n i u ntli
.n g t hibrI ie t I ier t] ion111 it
i11.n - hl : l a t te t isjt hi t
ltahiiiy 1 t'tlt tJive's ftas tltt'3' at.I' taulk
rin tetiat ;':v Ali. ;t d.illeh I ere
wa toeu v.i st'ei h;ati eite' d lS
* yitr s i Ire;le ti, ;; Wha - grittes fl'thai
her e.a t--'tit1 t h1.-1t f itot 'i sih-nt. aid
trffin lil 1 I Il i n i i vei'e, ii.
Atlt iertin e' eife i ta er v eng'j
tiurned il fane ChII atn ito eek So.~i'
is i't h t a ll twli Ifgrin --a il
ai-y, hidt hayi h hunirn tho
opnbode hisi a.lu yi gt aotldr bala stillg
tell' ats trei tr sh gu " oce
"As~tttt true, hich everhi" tilitre
S'othyt'lshingjty ande rion o an e
thee-tn-" t !Iw ard, tis ouf
i I f'lphy sayi itmho.sin .'re it!"
Te darkless> gahered round'th'
In ogeth3 ~era Aid ho Iw nmehu theitre
as it i say htll tedent.idings
whate ywet wco.nsions----ha ren 3 tii
itenee s of~tb the flailwha hopet thf
tende ary ito the nih tnt Ytf whenr
Athrtn lfth ther lice ftinh eing t
Shy, tlil dligere to her panooper,
hops alitng allth tender til witd
words hich ihailtd Iee whf'isp~ered to
tiug roiund like a dg. driving awa
at a hoop.'' I Ieigho !," sighed the
biaeksriith, in on1e of the hot days, a
he wiped asway the drops of perspira
tionl fiomi his 1roW , while his red hot
iron glI4wve.l on his anvil, " this is life
with a vengeaLee.--ieltiog and frying
one's self over the lire." " O, that I
were a carpenter !' ejncliated it shoe.
maker i, as h beilt over his lap-stone
here I am, day after day, workiii Imly
soul away in making soles ihr others,
cooped up in a little seven by nine
room." "1 amill sick of this out-douor
Work," exchirns the carpenterlbr riling
atid sweltering under the sin,-or ex
posed to the inelemency of the weath
er, "if I was only a1 tailor !" "This is
too bad," perpetually cries the tailor,
" to be compelled to sit perched up
here, plying the needle all the while
wo'(uld ;hat mine were a more active
life " " Last day of grace--the banks
won't disc, unt--eistom ufers won't pay
wihat shall I do '' grumbles the mier
chant, " I had rather he a truck horse,
aI dog, any thing !" "' H appyV feliows,"
(g ioan the lawyer, as le scratches his
head over some perplexinlg case. or
over soue dry record ; "happy Illo"ws
I had rather haininer stone thain euidgel
Imy brai n this tedious, vexatious
question." And through all the rami
lientions of societ y, all are complain.
ing of their condition-linding laIIt.
with their particular calling. " If I
were otly this, or that, or the other. I
should be content." is the un iversal
cry ; "any thing but what I am."
Ilappy ir us if" we could but learn
that " God1liiness, with conteitinent.
is great gain."
Ilints ona Benauty.
\Te have been much struck with the
til lowing lLssage, written by MIrs
.ariesoln which wve cirdiaily recoim.
-ni."Ind to the attention of our re:ilers.
I,et. the ladies observe the ih llowing
rules " In the norning use pure w:i
tcr as a preparatory ablution ; after
which they must abstain from all sud
deni gusts of passion, particularly envy,
as that gives the skin a sallow paleness.
1:. may sem trilling to sp. a' of temper
an.e. yet this nist be attenided t.,
eIb in eating and lrinkin-J*. if they
wonhi! avoid lpimplles. In tend of
imlge, let them use imodIerate Iercise.
wiciinh will rais-e a inituiiiil hdollma in
their ceeks inirninaibh- by arlt. Ing-e
egos. cand1!. r andi unalictedl glod liu.
ni r will gi. :ni (Jpjeniess to their
c"ountenance that wil!l makie them uni
vers:ai l ieah!e. 'A desire o pleas
ine sinI :dbl ire to tir:i eyes, al
b 11r: i Lhe aI ir 5su ri-c w-ill give
the'r ip-;a veIrtniilion bue. That :tli.
alb;'e I.i\aeity \ which they inow o' sse-s.
untyI Is- highly higihtenedl andi pre
ierved iI hey wabld avoid hate hours
Itail etnIIhLiy4ings as well as novel.
ie~aling Iy candhliigh, but tnot other
wi -e; oir the lirst give.. the face a
Ihi 1w \, Ilisa.riseeablse a;t-;hi't' : the see.
..nd is tie. au1ihst er of win iii1kles ; anI
Ill- thid II aI i fri idi1 soIre Ill we alk
r.\ es :mdn1 :a LIsalw comiijplexion. A
whie hanl i; a very dl .irable orina
41e011 :t, Iuinl cam nevt'er be while
u-;e- it III elC11m ; nor is this all, hor if
a .isug Ily Iv e.cells her corojpaLiotls
in thisi- eeCt. l he imu-, keep hlir hand-,
ni Ico4tmi;;rt motion, wliclh vi!l oeca
.ion thil i1,ld to eirenlite f1reely. aIndl
laive I wnierful (bi'e'I . The in lutiiin
r..o.. itllI. . e l is wirskiiu r .iL her i.i.. -_
briiighening the louse, uan.l maLkinlg
herselfai sul i- s Po)S~ileu in the pe*
toniinanLce ofil domuest ie duties."
\Mrs. Mowat.4t waVLs borni in lb i1rdeaux,
duiring ai tCrtiI ltrary resiidenuce Iof her
parenits ini that ty. hler ealieiist
comIRItry i~ resnee mi the- vicinlity of I
lH'rde:.miui, w4here she reiin dI for the
giet-iter part. (f the tino11 ntil liar
seveth year. Thle famiiily then emu
barked for Nw Yoirk, buut the vessel
was~i wrecke con thi le pal~ssage, andl after
endu41rinig greait. per~Ils, thy t~ ilencigthI
arrive cI inl anoither ship. Dulrinig hier
with La decidedi turni for po(etrv. Iher
Ipalssion fo i.r reading Ihed her I0 d*(evouri
e~very boiok lon wvhiich she couild Iav her
huands. Beie she'541~i was tL vers ohbI
she~ hadl read the whole of Shake
speair's plaiys Ruaniy times' oIver, hei
Sidll CaL very IpromiRiscous11 411 corseI of
genra literaiture, both in Frenich Lul1
EngLl ish. She was not yet in her teens
beor sheJLLLi set. uip as Li' poe1tos, whilIe
her snecess ini~i pivatIce theaitricais wvoi
thle appilauise of a ILrge) social eirede.
lIn her thuirteenthl yeiir shei beelme
aeC~liailtedh with Mr. MowattiLI, at Lthat
iihie "' a yolungt barrister of edulcationIi
anid fort uini," wh >i ha~d taken ai f:mey to
oneW of her married sisters, wihom lie
melt at ai waVte ring p lace, su pp~sh g
her to lbe a1 younig idow~ii. 1i dt id not
dIi scover Is undlucky blnde1141r unt Lilibe
began to exLXpress his adiirion~ 1 opleni.
ly. Wbhei uirinred thait he was1 ad.I
dressinhg ia marrli'ed womanii~i, lie took ie
d isaippo itmenct so mucah to heart, t hait
she iiidertook to conisoha his hingrti I.
m]viting hii to visit tihe firily, pro.
Imisinig to in troduce hiin to plenty of
younrig sisters, one of whomi was very
nmerch like herself. M\r. Mowatt lost
no time in acceptiog the invitation.
lie fill in love with Anna at first sight.
Froii that. :ioment he determined t~
ittcate her accordigl to his owl igeas,
and as soon as she had attained a iniar
ringeable age to ainke her his child
, Ie would follow her on her way to
Madame Chigary's school, (,t whieh
she was a pupil, carry mog her books
and slate; he questioned her about her
studies, directed her reading, kept her
supplied with aln endless profnsion of
flower:s, while she, finding it grand to
have such a devoted lover. played the
juvenil tyrainess to her heart's conl
tent. Befire she was lifteen e ii iuade
the offer of' his heart and hainl. The
little dainsel was irightcned at the
proposal, amd in her distress iade a
con fidait olf her eldest sister. After
ciipieting f'or sone time with her ec
cent ie lover, and positively re using
his ad dresses, her riectance way at
lentr h iver'n e'ii . and she clinsented to
a clandestine 1n1r:1 riage. 'T'his was
celebrated just. after she was turned of
filteen, in the must mnelodranmatie stiyle.
Soon after the hoivnoon the eiit husi
astic couple retired'Lton delightful resi
device on I ani rg 1shrnil, where they pass
ed a strange, idyllie life, which is ii.
mtely deseribie by her in her uito.
biography ree.ltly published.
From the St. I.ouiis Republican of Jan. 29.
The Cruelties of the Inadians.
!n our paper of day before yester
day, we give the imrrative of Mirs.
Wilson, wiho recent ly mnie her escape
from the ('a inrniehe Indians. H er ac
(omut it' her suffring and ill treatnent.
seemus to lie al hlnost incredible. It it
diflicult to believe t!.at, at this days
and in this enlightened age, there are
any tribes associiated with the whites
who could be guilty ofsuch baribarit ies.
ve learn. io wever, fIrorn Major Steen,
of the United States army, who has
been-stationed in New Aexico, and has
had iiinich intercour e with these and
other ludiain, that the narrative is nut
at, all likely to be o'verw ouglt. .ie
has giver ins a inirraLive of' fiirnale..
whoii lie ha, released frorn the Iii ins.
that even e.x-ceeds Alrs. \\'ilsn'hs de
c(lmlilt, mil slflerjing. In one instance, he
rileased five .\exicani girls. The ludi.
airs had attack el a Alexie:i ranch, iiur
dered the pa rants aid iien, aid taken
awayv the w'rrnen tad clildren. The
loyVs t1hev train to lie imre savage and
brutal than ileii-cl\ es; tihe woniln at]
uemalh-s they use tihr' all kinds of drug
g.ery anl the nost licenttitus purposes.
-MRS. WILSON, THE IND)IAN
.Froin Airs. \\ ilsnri's narative, it
ajppears sit: is but 1 7 yetars of agie.
A hfut a v-::1r ago she 'wast imearriied to
a youig f.ir iner ni Ite.. al in .\ 'ril
they j, 8ined a party of fifty two e;ni.
granit., buind fir 'ali-uia. The
were ittacked ni by liilans and the part'y
was conmpelled t~ reuirni to ITe-xas; int
Alir. and .Mrs. \\'ilsonii rerraited at. El
I'a. , where their Lorses being Stolen,
they were, c-rapelld to give rip the
piht t :tisintg to (aliforni:, and set out
oil their rettuin to Tl'.\as in d uly,. jn
:uust. Alr. \\'ilsnn and his father fill
inti thle hiandsi onf Iidhms arnd were
iimrdieed. \Alrs. \\. returnred tor El
l'iio, mirll aginim i neptembier star-teid
ihr Tiexa-, wi',th tier three bnrothiers ini
law mal a smnaIIll prty. \\'heir within
Ithree tbiys jiimm r-y of l'harnom IIlill,
ani Aminie:i'.\l ilitary posIt, ther- we*re
:ittacikedn , byv ( Canrelies, whii le somi uf
their umrn were oin purrsurit of some
oif thir~ hliises thrat trail bieut stuoleii..-.
A .\l eia who wvat with Ii !rs. \'ilsunn,
was~i brtally imurdieredi andl scalp ed
hie-fbre her eyeus, oinii Shl. andi lii-r two~
br'thenrs-in l.'w. huts if somne tn or
t weve years, wiere sizedi , bundi, anrd
carri-ei off, w ithi the enuti re propertiy of
The Iniian~is, with thInr capiti ves, pro
eerded ini a niorthinwest di reetion e acti
lbeuing atpprop rittdt as the pin 1ert~y itt
one or othter (if thle ehi efs. Thiey were
strniped 'it' icuarly alI their clo~tthinii
mii l otheiw c iri brtally t ruated. Al ru.
\' is-n, ailhoiigh'iexpetinrg suhin to
biciimne ai imiither, wnas subjiectedl tii ev.
ery conreivabfle crrrelty numni itn!ignity;
bettci nd ib Iuruised(, exto~sed to) fatiiiues
of' all kinds; her filih aceraiteid by
lariati tand whnips, or bny tire loadis nih
wood i sireihad tio carlry on tier biare,
bmi-k; cominpelled tii do tire woirk of'
men'i, iir pniihdn fhr tier inrabilIit y, by
bening stnedic , ikn ckd dio(twni aird I anl.
fiood---andi all thiii lahstedi for twenity
five day. At thris ftme nhe wai serit
in adivan in ~it the morniniiig, as usiial,
wn' i~iShe dteteirmined toi atteimpt an es.
cape ui bih she sicueede ill ncom..i
pbiiing by secreting herself ini soime
bushli, till the india- piassed.
IFor Itwelo dayn)s sire wandlered
thrughl tis laiiani coiunitry, subiisist
ing upon hmierries, w hen ilihuoi Ibrunantely
ifelI iinwinth somet New Ale.i.,,i tra,..~,
who firnihed her with soiie men's
clothing aid a blanket. in consequence
of tieir ieetilng with a Cam anehe, they
had to leave her behind. and she nar
rowly escaped a second capture. But
by the sub equent aid of Otte of the
traders, a l'uello indian, she was ena
bled, alter hiding hersell.ithr eight days,
to escape. At the expiration of this
Lime she was rescued by the traders,
ll rnished W ith a horse, and brought ts
the town of Pecos, N. Mexico, where
where Major Carletoni and others, of
the army, took care of her, and enabled
her to proceed to Santa Fe.
This is but an outline'of a terrible.
story, the counterpart of which, in all
except the escape, are said to be fre
qjuent. A letter from Santa Fe says
that the white captives amonz t e Ca
inanches are as tit nerons as the Indi
aus themselves. Th same letter men
tions the escape orta young Mexican
Won ai, wiv returns, after a year's
terrible captivity. expecting to become
the inother of an iinfint whose father
is a wild idin. 'rle Carnanches
pract.ise cruelLtv in its itrmost refine
ment towards their captives. Child ren
are trained to lie more savage than
theinuselve , anil w'oenc'n are subjected
to outrag~s -too horrible to be mention
Tle Santa Fe Gazette says: the two
brothers of Mrs. Wilson are yet in cal -
ti ity, and unless soon reclaimed, will
inibibe a tast.' fir the wild life of' the
l.dian and be forever lost, There are
imany Inndre s, and, we may venture
to say, thousands of captives aming
the I udianis of New Mexic,, pi ii ;i;.
women and children;- the forner are
l'irced to become slaves of the men,
and the latter are trained fri warriors.'
When Govero:r M+erriwetlicr came
out, he was fortunate enough to rescue
twoi Mexican girls roin t he Cainaiches
-one sixteen and the other ciglteii
years of age. .Thev hail been captured
from ntear Chihuilnahua. one three yeas,
and the other ten toths before.
Tliey were sent to the Governor oflthat
State, who acknowlvged the-conduct of
the Governor of New Mexico in very
.handsomo terms. They., said there
were a larg.' inmiehr of Mexican "o.
melt in captivitv, andt tht'v saw onec
Ainerican -..oiain w ith a smiall child;
that. an Indian one dap when they were
travelling on h.'rsebac&L, toolk ie chil
Trrom its mtothe'r, threw it up imto the
;ir, auni a; it cane dlown i-au:ght it on
his spear. :nd that others rod. at fili
galtop, it ,ok it on their spreatrs: alnd sit
Iasse'd it arlound 111mig tile ta'tv.
Suly~ orl goveren1tl t'l will nitst per i
not. such outrages to go unpunished,
even if it. he lecessary to exteriinata
the whole tribe ot'th e e brutal savages.
Yesterday a private meetinig, over
which the Lord Mayor presidedj. wa
held at, the Loido n Tavern, in order
to hear fromw the iniveritorl of these new
r:ailway sigals an exp;anation of them.
\Ir. Tyer proposes, by tae agency of
vo!taic electrieiy, to acco'iplish the
ijIlowiig object1:---. I hat the train
itself, upon entering anily stationz, sliti I
give nioutee 'to tile station it last left
that the liin so fir is clear. 2. That,
upon qmtti:g a station, the train shitll
transmit a signal to the neixt station in
advance, directing attention thereto hvx'
siound ing a bll . 3. Thie tran~ism iissioii
af siginals tliim any internedia:e pin~lt
bietween' station ', so t hat, lil alarm can
lie gi vei, and assistancee obtained, in
the' evenit, of' a break downvi, or ither
stopI page of thes line. 4. That the ein
giniemlan mayiL be sigiafll from the
sn atio h le is ap'proacbinig at aimy dlix.
tanice deemed requnisite, aiuxilia4r)y sig
nas and toig detoniitors being thus ren
dIe'red unnlaecssar y.
'I he inventor protpose's to arrest the
a11 ciinion of' the drier by causing his
ahpparatuls to sound1( the steaim whistle;
and14 his plani of signals inicl udces a selfI
acting register', kept. at each st:itionf,
of the exact signals received, .lle be.
Ilieves that his invyen tioni would be
hut also at, juntctionhs, tunniiels, level
crlossinigs, watchienl's boxes, in shit, -
tinig trains, iad in othei' enmergencies.
TIhese various obijects are maly ae-ic
compi~lished( by the initi'odulctiion (oi-two
cti Livancees--thle ione fur' estal Iishi ng
Onnii ioulniention fiomt thle train to lie
stationis oin eitheri side oif it. the oither
tforsigna:llIing from thed station tii the
driiv~er of an1 approachiing t rainf. TheW
first ciontrivance contsists oh a treddle
spring, wvhich pr'essed La) the flanges of
thle carriage wvheels in their passage
over it, aiid estaibl ishinig thereby- an
initermriittenit, Circuit of eleetrieit.y'
Shiroiugh the wvire extendinig 10 the sta1
Lion, sountds a bell and moitves anf inlde.x
oni at dial plate there, so as to give' the
reqiried signal baoth to the eye and
the etar. The' seconid conitrivanace is a
pair' of brass plates, fopinig d1ouble
incli ned planies, abouit 6 feet. long, and
fixed uiponi the rails, so that iiettal
springs beneatth the frame ofit Ihe( engine
Cac'inig in 'oiitnet. with them when('1 lhe
voltaic cin utit is agauin cmltd n
signals at once indichted ito the ga rive
by an index oni his l'comttotive, by the
sounding of his whistle, or even by
cutting off steam.
The whole apparatus can be applied
at any required point between stations:
can be applied to the exi-ting lines: ot
telegraph, and possesses the adivat t
age of' being self'acting. R'nghly es.
Li mated, the cost thr each set is stated
at from !'50 to ?0, and Mr. Tyer says
that his arrangement of' treddles has
been satisfitetorily tested on the South
Eastern line, and that of signalling the
driver otn the Croydon. i is explana
tionis to the meeting yesterday were
well Ilustrated by working models,
and at a time whet the best. means for
preventing rail way aecide.nts are re
garded with such general interest, this
plan of guarding against some if the
trtost fruitful causes of thein will, to
doubt, receive all the con-ideration to
which it is entitled. The electric tele
graph tcilities for promot ing the safety
el'rad way traveling have as great, ifnot
greater, than any other agency, and
these have hitherto been very iinpcr
f'ectlyideveltpcd. Mr. Tyer is therefore,
working in the riglit direction, but
whether his plan can be advantageons.
ly adopted can only be decided by ex.
peience of its meits.
London Times, Jan. 20.
HOW TO SPELL CAT.
Sometime during the last war with
(Gr eat llritain, the Regiznent of
ltufatry was stationed near Boston.
Old] toctor M (peace to his
ashes) was surgeon to. the Regitnert.
The Doctor was an old gentleman of
very precise and formal manners, who
stood a great deal upon his dignity of
deportment, and was in his own esti
tmation, one of the literati of the Army.
-Nevertheless he was fond of a joke
-prodided always, it was not perpe.
trated at his own expense.
It is well known, in the "old school,
that at, the commencement of the war,'
a number of citizens was. appointed
offivers in the Army who were more
noted for their chivalry than for the
correctniess of '.thpir drthography.
The D.cto took little paiis''td h-a
ceal his contempt fior the "new set?
On~e day, at mess, after the decan
ter had perf'ormed sundry perambula
tions of the table. Captain ' ,
brave and accomplished officer, and a
great wag, remarked to the Doctor
who had ueen soteg hat severe in his
remarks on the literary deficiencies of
sote of the new oflicers:
"Doctor M , are you acquaint
ed with Captain G---'?"
"Yes, I know him well," replied
the Doctor, "[ie's one of the new set
-but what of hit?"
"Nothing in particular," replied Car
tamt S --, "I have just received a
letter from hint, and I will wager you
a dozen of old Port that you cannot
guess in five guesses how ho spells Cat.'
' Done,' said the Doctor, 'it's a
11 'ell coininence guessing,'
'K :t-double t.'
'No-you have missed it again.'
'Well thien,' resumed the Doctor,
'C a dou ble- t.'
No, that's not the way-try again
-i orlast guess.'
'No,' smid S --, 'that is not the
way--y..u have lost the wager'.'
'ell,' satid the lI)oetor', with much
Ipet tlatice of' maniner', 'hlow does he spell
'Wh y, lhe spells it Ca t,' replied S
--, w th the utmost gravity.
Ainidst the roar of the mness, and
almost choking with rage, the Doctor
span to his feet e xclaimning:
'Captain S - I amt too old a
imant to be tifled with, in. this mainer.'
TAt.EW.-1Inmier was a beggar;
Phntitius tournted a nmill ; TPerenco was a
sha ve ; llolaiusdied in jail ; Tasso was
often distressedsf'or five shillings ; C'er
v-ante died tof hiuger' ; Mih ot) ended biis
Iif'e in ilbsetnriity ;~13acon Ii veid a Iifte of
mnnness ; Spe(ncer'diedo(f want:Dr~ty
den Ii ved in poverty atnd died (if dis
tress ;Ot way died o'f'hunger ; Lee in
the str'eets ; Goldsmith's Vicar of'
WVakefielhd wvas sold fler a trifle to save
him f'romi pirison ; ieldIi ng lies in the
butryintg gro untd of an Enigl ish ltetory;
Savage died in pt'ison ;Chattertn (ds
tri yedl himitselfI; and Jolhn Keats died
ofa broken heart.
To CUntE POLL EVits TN lHoasES~.
Mix Ci'pperaIs andl hog'sq lard, and sitm
mrer otver thte fit o in ant iron pot ; with
this rub the part aflectred pletfitlily
two or three times a weoek, and let the
hot stun drive it in. The application
sh'oul,bo maib~olefo the disease has
g'eot fat'. Mitnd tto keep rubhbinig
till a cure is afTeted - it talsn im.
Keepiiag The Sabbath,
It is seldom in our pdwer to prevent
our readers with anl article so able and
convincing as to the physical advantage
of the Sabbath, as is the following.
'1'ho Sabbath, (says the North British
Review from which we. extract it,) is
gud's gracious present to is working
word land fur wearied minds and bodies
it is the grand restorative:"
"The Creator has given us a natural
restorative-sleep; and a moral restora
tiv'e-Sabbath-keeping; and it is rain
to dispense with either. Under the
presure of high excitement, individuals
have passed weeks together with little
sleep, or none; but when the process
is long continued.. the over driven
powers rebel, and fever, delirium, and
death comes on. Nor can this natu.
ral amount be sy stematically curtailed
without corresponding mischief. The
Sabbath does not arrive like sleep.
.rhe day of rest does not steal over us
lke the hour of slumber. It does not
entrance us almost whether we gill
or not; but, addressing us as intelligent
beings, our Creator assures us that we
need it, and bids us notice its return,
and court its renovatiou. And if, go
ing in the face of the Creator's kindness,
we torce onr selves to work all days
alike, it is not long till we pay the for
feit. The mental worker -the man of
business or the man of letters-finds
his ideas coming torbid and slow ; the
equipoise of his faculties is upset; be'
grows moody, fitful, and capricious; and'
with his mental elasticity broken,
should any disaster occur, he subsides
into habitual melancholy, or in self
destruction speeds his guilty exit from
a gloomy world. And the manual'
worker,-the artisan, the engineer,=
toiling on from day to day. and webk
to week; the bright intuition of his eye
gets. blunted, and, forgetf'le.of their
cunning, his lingers no longer perform
their feats of twinkling'agility, nor by
a plastick and tuneful touch mould 4
dead matter, pr wield mechanic power; "
but mingling his life's blood in his dai
ly ,Irudgery, his locks are prematurely
grey, hia.genal humor sour, and sla
ving till he has biecomo a morose or
rec less man, for n x treffort o'
stand indebted to opium or aicohot-'_
To an industrious population, so essen
tial is the periodic rest, that when the 1
attempt was made in l+ranee to abolil
the weekly Sabbath, it was found nee
essary to issue a decree suspending
labor one day in every ten. Master
manufacturers have stated that they
could perceive an evident deteriorotion
in the quality of the goods. produced,
as thegveek drew near aclose, just be,
cause the tact, alertness, and energy of
the Workers began to expqience inevi
table exhaustion. When a steamer on
the Tham es blew up, a few months ago
tie firemen and stokers laid the blame
on their broken Sabbath ; which stupifi
ed and embitered them-made them
blunder at their work, and heedless
what havoc such blunders might create.
And we have been informed that when
the engines of an extensive steam pack
et company, in the south of England.
were getting constantly damaged, the
mischie f was instantly repaired by
giving the men what the bounty of their
Creator had given them long before,
the rest of each seventh day. And
what is p essential to industrial efli
ciency is no less indispensiole to the
laborer's health and longevity."
Read The Bible.
Read and revere the Sacred page ; a page
Whieb not the whole creation culd produce,
Whiieb not the conflagration shall destroy,
In Nature'sj ruin not one letter loss.-yYoung.
ENsIniLS llEtMARKS.-A correspond
ent of the D)eleware C2ounty Republicam'
commumnicted to that paper the follow
ing good and timely advice. Every
wvord is true to tho letter:
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is a lfavorab le period for those who'''
wish to take a paper, to subscribe for
one. T1he long t ights which accompany
the present season give all clases an
abundance of' time for r'eading, espfei
ally those in the counitry. It is to the in
terest ofall persons~lf they properly tin
derst and it, to subscribe fuora paper giv
ied the general news of'the day, extract
ingh'om othier jon rnals.-It is a great sat
isfacotion to read and ponder over the
latest intelligence from every quarter
of thq~ globo, upon all subjects of' gen.
end mnteres.t. I doubt whether the'
subscription per' year, whbn applied 'in
any oilier manner, can yield a ratlinal'
being more satlhf'act ion, or greator'
equivalent for his mnoney. Then Pi',
would say, send on youmrname.
A Yanikee and an Irishman, ridin
together, ,passed by awallows :" Pat,"
said the Y ankee, "give that gallows its
due, and where would you he ?"
". hFaith, that's aisily kno vn," re
plielI Pat, :"l'd be riding to town by
myself all aln, sure."
rTe Yankee was beat this tima.
Let6 thy child's fist lesson be obodi
enee, and the secnd mi a 'w~i ho...