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DEVOTED TO SOUTHERN RIGHTS, DEMOCRACY, NEWS, LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND THE ARTS.
WILLIAM LEWIS, -
JOHN S. RICHARDSON, JiR., PROPRIETORS. e -t. TERMS-621 N ADVANCE
VOL. VIII. SUlITERVILLE, S. C., SEPT., 204 1854. NO. 47.
THE SUMTER BANNER
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BY
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Ori i Dnal Poetry.
For the lainner.
Lisies ons tle Deatih of a Biother.
They tell tme mother thou art gone 1 no
mnore on earth i to dweil;
'hfat I mnust not Iourn thy-loss-for what
Gti decrees " is well,"
That the 1l1iov Work of his doth say, what
Ile does s for the best :
That I iust not mnourn dear mother ? for
they know you're Iome at rest.
Bui there's painflul IcoCllecteins nother '
left of you behindi,
Ani w~hen recaliil! iack tile past, and its
ever in lily iliilli;
I think of your kind-greeti'g voice, in
union wnth your sntille,
Oh how it. grieves me moother ! to thin1k
ol' that the while.
In ciihoui's happiest hour, and in sor
row and despair,
You were always by rine nmher ! you were
always-ever near
And if I chanced to do things wrong, or
tol iii, in your sight
You were ready-ever-to check inc, and
to guide Inc in the right.
liver--always my .' ir o~ther ivt ;r-.
. cepts I will obey,
Atnll ibibluw in your !o-ttte;w until that
fin~al clay,
When Goid decrees it st, to remove tiu
nom1 this World;
Oh yes'$, Iny dear, good imother ! to do so,
I shall toil.
And now you're gone lily mother ! I can
hir vuir vOice no mtfore,
I feel so sid and mountinl I would I too
could go ;
And when I'm ta'.en from this Earth, oh
may I nieet yout there ?
Where: ang:s shout their praises ? up in
th Icavenil ;iliypire !
S. A. S.
Astrology.
A celebrated writer. alliding to this
subject, says it is remarkable that of
the many predictions which have been
made by astrologers frot tiie to
tim1e, so few of them have been veri
tied. I iatory, however, records matny
instatces whete the predictions of as
trologera have been fullilled. in the
prescnt ugLe, when such events occur,
they are merely considered remarka
ble eoincieJt'nces.
The Duke of A thol, uncle of James
J. of Scot ind, had been assured by a
pretender to the occult sciences, that
le would live to be a King, and would
be crowned publicly in presence of a
large tsemibly of t he people. lie put
litith in this prediction, and to husten
the LulliilmeIit of the piophecy, caused
his nephew to be as-asinated. But he
paid the penalty of his anae crime,
S and was iced to exeution in one of the
public squares of Edinburgih. Ile
was taunted and reviled by the popu
iJace, wh'io placed on his head ani i ron
croUwn, ont which was inseibed "The
King of' TraiLtrs."
The fito of iEschylus, the Greek
tragi~ediani, is wvell known. It hnas bteen
j.redicted Lhat hie would be killed by
the falling of a hiouso. Onte day,
while lie wats walking in the ficids, ut
a distance from any hurnatn habitation,
an eagle wich had carried off a tor'
toise ini his talonis, but could not dlis
engage the meat fromi the shell, p~er
ceived the bal head of the poet, and
probably taking it f'or a rock, let the
tortoise fiull upon it fromi a great
height. Btut iEschyluis h'ad Lhe worst
of' it-for' his skull was frtatctur'ed, atnd
he died on the spot.
An astrolloger alt the Court of Lewis
Xl. of France, predicted ani afflieting
evenit, which catme to pass. 'Vie kirg
sient for the sage, having previously
ordere'd his satellites to bei prepared
at a gviven signal (0 seize htitm and
throw lhim out of' the wvindow. The
king said to him, on his entranitce, "You
who pretend to lif't the v'eil of' futuri
ty, can yotu foretell the exact hiour' of
your o wn dea th ?"' "No, sire," said
theu wary anst rologer', wi th admiirale
prseceo mindl~, sitspectintg the d~e
bign of the ty raint, "I only know that. I
shall die exactly three days before
youir Majesty !" Tlhe king wats tlhunl
derstruck at thais auiswer, antd ref'rained
ftom giving Lthe signial. Sir W~alter'
Seott ha~s yuy ingenuously interwoven
this auimedute inte the Ltb of' Quentin
])tjrwarc.
Cardun.l ai soothsayer, wh~o dealt ex
f~esiivin. hllrusonepLs. was not
particularly fortunate in his predic
tions. In onte instance, however, ie
made use of a very elleetual means to
guard against any mistake. JIe pre
dicted the day of his death, and when
the time drew near, and his health,
much to his mortification, continued
rinpaired, he absolutely abstained
fromt food, and died of hunger, on the
day predicted, that. he might nt fidi
sifv his prediction.
'T'hat oracle of' moral anl political
wisdom, ford Bacon, in his chapter
upon Prophecies, speaking of modern
predictions and prophecies, says. "My
judgment is, that they ought all to be
dispised, aid ought, to Serve for winter
talk by the fireside. Though when I
say dlispised, I mean it as f~ r belief
for in otherwise the spreading or
pur biishirg of them is in nn sort to be
dispised ; for they have done much
iischief. I see many severe laws
mniadIe to suppress then surne grace and
some credit, consisteth in three things.
First, that men mark when they hit,
but never mark when they miss, as
they do generally. The second is,
that probably conjectures or obscure
traditions many Liines turn ticmselves
out prophecies. The third and last.
(which is the great, one) is, that all
moswt all of them, being infinite in
Snmber, have been irip stors ; aid by
idle and crafty brains merely contri
ved and feigned after the event pass
The Refeormaiatou of Wil
iati Wirt.
A Ti-e iei-:NCrENr is nts IiSTORY.
The distingui-lied William Wirt
withia six or seven tmontis after his
miiarriage, becamrne addicted to intern
anrce, the eflIet of which operated
strongly on the iniid and health of Iris
wift. aid in a few nia-rithrs a1nre she
was numabered amrong the dead. Her
death led himi to leave the cvrntrv in
which he resided, and he ini.oved to
.1lieiin d. id, where ie s' aoon r ( . i.
tinetiot. lut his habits hung about
hii), and occasionally ie was found
with jolly and ftalieiutie spirits ili
Liat-cliuial ian revelry. l1is practice
beg:n to fall off, and rnimy loukid ri
on iiim as on the sure road to ruin.
lie was advised to. get married, with
a view of correcting hiis habits. 1his
he consented to d if t the right person
otiered. Ile accordingly paid his ad
dresses to Miss Gantble. After some
monuth's attentions Ie asked her hand
in marriage. She replied
" Mi. Wirt, I have been -well aware
of your attensions some time back,
and shiould have given you to under
stand that your visits and attentions
were not aeeptable, had I not recip
rocated the aflection w ich your evinced
for me. Bit I cannot yield assent
until you make mre a pledge never to
touch, taste, or handle any intoxica
tiig drink."
This reply, to Wirt, was unexpected
as it was novel. ills reply was, that
he regarded the propositioan as a bar
to further considerationt oni the subject,
and he left her.
1er course toward him was the
samte-his, r esentment, and neglect..
In the course of a few weeks ie
went again and solicited her hand.
Ile becamie ,indignant and regarded
the terms she proposed, as an insult
to his honor, and vowed it should be
the last meeting they should ever have.
Ileo took to dIirkinag worse anda wor-se,
arid secemed to aruna headionag to rin.
Oner day, wvhi e lyirng ini tire city,
near a little grog shop or grocery dead
drunk, aL young lady whnomr it, is riot
necessary to niahme, was passmng tiat.
way to her home, rnot, far ol, .andu Ibe
hreld him with iris faee turnred up to
tire rays of thre scorchinig suar. Sire
took her handkerchaief, with lieri own
nratme maarked upon it, aind placed it,
over iris fhce. After he hrad remrainred
ini that position ihr somne hrours, Ire
was awakenred, and iris thirst being so
grreat, ihe wenrt into thre grog sirop or
gzrocery to get a dr-ink, wihen hre dis
covered the hanrdkercirief' at, wich he
looked, arid tire namre was oar it.. Af
ter pausinrg a fewv miniutes, Ire exclaim.
ed,
" Great God ! whmo hans left, this with
me'? Whio placed tis over mry fhee?'
No one kunew. Hie droppred tire
glass exclairming
"Erroughr ! enrourgh !"'
lie retired instnrtliy f'rom thre store,
forgetting iris thrirst but niot iris de
baucir, tire hrand kerchtief or the lady -
vowing, if God gave himt strenigth,
never to touch ta-ste or hanirdle inrtoxr
eatinrg dirinks.
To meet, Miss G'amrbie was onre of
tire hrardest efforts of iris life,. If' he
mnet he-ra in her cariarge or orr foot, Ire
rpped round tire nrearest. eor-ier. Sire
at, last, addressed hrima a nrote under her
own hantrd, inrvitinrg him to her hrouse,
wichi ire finally gathered couraege t~o
accept. .lie todd her if shre still borec
arflectioan ihr imr hre would agree to
hrer ownr tea-ms.
1Her answer was
r' My conditlins are now whrat threy
evenr have bet-na
" Then," said W irt, "I accept them."
[They were soon married, and from
that day he kept his word, and his af
fairs brightened, while honor and glory
gathered around his brow. His name
has been enrolled high in the temple
of fame ; while patriotism and renown
live after him with imperishable lus
tre.
How many noble minds might the
young ladies save, if they would fol.
low t he example of the heroine hearted
Miss Gamble, the relation of Lafay -
ette
A Yankee Stratagem.
The " General Monk," about the
beginning of the year 1782, was a
terror to all merchant vessels which
navigated the Deleware Bay. Ilav.
img a regular commission, she was
justified inl making captures, and
played havoc with the commerce of
the bay and river. The vessel car
ried eighteen nine pounders. and was
manned by one hund red and fifty tmen.
The news of her continued captures
was anything but. pleasing to the Phil
adelphians, and much conversation
took place upon the subject among the
citizens.
At a casual meeting of merchants
and others, at Crawford & Donald
son's insurance ofice, in Market street,
(insurance companies were not com
mon then,) the conversation turned
upon the damage which this vessel
was committing, with entire intpunit..
It was thought proper to do somethinig
to remove the pest; and the gestlemen
present agreed to raise a loan tr the
purpo-,- of fitting out a vessel to
attack the Englishmen. The lank
of North America loaned the money
on the responsibility of the subscrib
ers, and with it the "IIyder Ali" was
purchased of John W. Stantley, and
placed in command of Commodore
B3arney. A commission as a " letter
of to argue " was procured, and the
crew wNs Composed of volunteers.
The vcasel was fitted out with four
nine pounders and twelve sixes,
lc crew nuinihered one hundred
and twenty, imostly landsmen. There
was consequently a great inferiority
on the part of the American vessel in
point of meta! and men.
Nevertheless, [iarney sailed in a
week, having disguised his vessel as a
rmerchantmn. lie coinmanded the
crew that, when he should order them
to board, they should not board but
tite; and when he directed them to fire,
they should board. They soon espied
the " General Monk," which proved
to be not so fast a sailor as the " Hil.
der Ali " Barney therefiore, hung over
a drag anchor to impede his way; and
deceived by the slowness, and expect
ing an easy prey, the English vessel
ranged up to them. W hen they got
near enough to the American, Barney
cried out to the men:
" Prepare to board !"
The lEnglishimen, interpreting his
conm: nad literally, lined the sides of
his vessel to resist tie boarding. Tie
Americans took their stations at the
guns. Once there, Barney cried out:
" Board."
Instantly a flash broke out from the
broadside of the I lyder Ali, and the
iron Inissives produced a terrible efTect
upon the thick ranks which lined the
decks of the opposing vessel. The
captain of the Monk ordered his men
to fire, but, it, was ton late. One hun
dIre'd men had been stricken downi
killed amnd wounded by thme first broad
side0; among the latter were the En.
glish captain and manmy oflicers. TIhe
fire was but feebly returned, anid Bar
ney, ordering his men~i to fire, boarded
the vessel, and took possession without
a blow. Tlhey brought their prize uip
to Ph'iladelpjhia, mid great was the
rejoicing thereat. Bai ney's loss was
bu~t four killed and fifteen wounded.
A Ouurious .MiStor'y of a tMa
sonic Blibic.
A correspondenlt thus writes to us:
" It miay not, be known to you that the
F'reemasons of'the -16th regiment nIow
stationed in WVindsor, have in their
possessionm the original bible belong.
ing to lodge 227 of' the lmrish constitu
tion, once in existence in that corps,
upon which Geor-ge Washinigtoni,
aiftern~ardls connander-in-chief of' the
armuy of' the United States, was initia
ted into the rites of f'reemasonry.
This book was taken in battle- once
in 1777, during the American' war,
once by the French, at Doiminica, in
1805, and each time honorably re.
stored to the lodge of' the 416th, with a
miilitary escort as a guard of' hoinor
Each ease of r'estoration wais a scenem of
moral beauty-a triumpllhant vinidica.
tioni of the puriity ofimasonic principles.
Th'le surpr'ise and feelings of' both ofli
eer's and men may be imiagined when
they perceived the flag of' truce that
annlouncied this elegant comnplimient
from their gallant opponents but still
noblier brethren, who ofTer-ed, by the
act, the acknowledgment and homage
of an etnlightened nation of the purity,
v-ale. and uttility of masonry. I am
sure Brother Tylie (Major, to whose
charge this "jewel " is entrusted, will
allow his fellow craft to view this, te
them, most interestin, relic of days
gone by, especially a- it is again about
to brave the dangers of active war.
May God speed these gallant follows
wherever they g,!
lintsr and Eton E.rpress.
A Silcnt Man.
Capt. Stone, of the steamer Canada,
now in this port, is probably the most
silent man afloat. Sailors who have
been with hime many months say they
never heard him speak. lie wri'es
his orders to his oflicers, and if the.v
f(it in carrying the;n out, he repri
mands them in writting. Yet he his
the reputation of being oe of the
most skillful and prudent captains of
the Cunard line, and r emarkahle fior
his powers of personal endurance.
When at sea he rarely leaves the
deck, night or day, more than an hour
at a time, and nothing appears to
escape his notice. Still he does not
speak, either to his oflicers or passen
gers. On a recent passage two wags
who were passengers in his ship, no
ticed this peculiarity, and at dinner
one day were quite eloquent upon the
blessings of speech, and by way of
rontrast, expressed their deep conumni
ceation for dummies. One of the
wags was so overcome by his feelings
that he deliberately took an onion
from his pocket and applied it to his
right eye, while he gazed at Capt.
Stone with the left.
Poor, dear gentleman," he sobbed,
as the tears followed the onion, " I
wonder if he is deaf as well as dumb."
This was too much for the passen.
gers, who burst into a roar of laughter,
in which Capt. Stone joined as heartily
as the rest. When order was restored
he said -
" Gentlenwr, ladies, or ladies and
gentlemnci., : acknow;edg-e that I ap.
pear t" ,-2- .'t-Ag" t.y not sp'eNk
ing imore thade i do; bu; :wuat would
you have mre to say? It is my con.
stant care to see that you are properly
-attended to.in every particular. What
more can you desire?"
After this efyort he resumed silenee,
and has not been known to speak
since.-Borton Atlas.
Extreane Modesty.
I heard of a easet of extreme modes
ty the other day; so extreme that it
could not be understood. A lady
went into Thornley's India rubber
store, and inquired of the fascinating
Mr. 'T'.
" lave you any India-rubber elegy
enicirclers?"
" What did you say, ma'am?" said
the store-keeper, slightly confounded.
"Elegy encirclers," reieated the
lady, with a blush.
Thornley looked round the store,
first at the great piles of India-rubber,
then at gutta percha, then at India-rub.
her cloth, and so on, but without, see
ing anything corresponding to the
name.
" You're sure it's made of India
rubber?" said Mr. '1'., inwardly de.
claring that there was nothing mode
of that article that he had not seen.
" Oh, yes," replied the lady.
'- Do you see anything like it?" at
length returned the bewildered fellow.
The lady looked round the well
filled store, and at. length er eye rested
up)on a box, which she blushingly
pointed to. What do you suppose
it, cointamedl
Garters!
She was soon helped to a pair, and
as she took ther leave, it. all at one
occurred to Mr. Th'lornuley that garter-s
wero lie-g ecierclers.
.Adm'antage of p~lnini Fi",t Trees~
on D1)ecltics.-Do)dar t. first obisem vedl
that trees pmur,hed their branches in a
direction parallel to, the surface of the
earth. If a tiree stands on a steep it
p~ushues both towards the hill and
towardls the declivity; buit on both
sides it still preseres its branebes
paralleled to the surface. As theire is
an attraction between the uipper suir
Ihee of leaves anid light, I aim also
persuaded, though not egnally certain
of' it fromi experimlent that there is an
attraction of lie samei naiur-e b~etwe~en
the under surface oif the earth. This
I consider thle true cause of the phe
nomo'nous, I had long observed that
the most fruitful orchards and the most
fertile trees aie those planted on a
declivity, and the steeper it is, though
not qluite a precipuice, thme iiorc fertile
they priove. It, is well knownm that
thme spreading of trees altways rendmers
them fri-itfi Il. On a plaini the~y incIlie
to shoot uipwards; and therefore vari.
0ns ways, to check their perpendicular,
amid to pirommote their lateral growth.
Blut, this point is obtaiined on a decliv
ity by mttare. Th'lere a tree loses its
tendency to shoot uipaurds and in
order to preserve its br-anches parallel
with the surface, is constrained to put
them in a lateral direction. Heonce an
important rule ini the chmoice of orehards
and frulit gardens.--I srner's Jouernal.
The Destiny of our Coun
try.
The following statistics, extracted
from the Boston Post, present, in a
compact and compendious form, the
astonishing extent of our country, its
boundless resources, and its wonderful
development. In view of our recent
origin and unparalleled advancement
in all that constitutes national great
ness, it is not wonderful that the na
tions of Europe, that for a long time
looked upon us with indifierence or
disdain, should now regard us as the
great and growing Power of the
World. Who, save omnipotence, can
lim Wit us, and who, save omniscience,
can tell the surpassing grandeur of our
destiny-of the A nierican Republic ?
Let it guard against assaults from
within, and it can easily shield itself
from all external enemies.
" The thirty-one States, nine Terri.
tories, and District of Columbia, con
prising the United States of America,
are situated within the parallels of 10
deg., east longitude and 48 min., west
of the meridian of' Washington, and
extending on the Atlantic coast from
25 deg., and on the l'acific coast from
32 deg., to 40 deg., of north latitude,
and euntains a geographical area of
3,300,9065 square miles, being one
tenth less than the entire continent of
Europe. They contain a population
at the present time of 25,000,000,'of
whom :M,000,000 are whites. The
extent of its sea-coast, exclusive of is.
land.s to the head of tide-water, is 12,
609 miles. The length of ten of its
principal rivers is 20,000 miles. The
surthee of its live great lakes is 90,000
miles. The number of miles of rail.
ways in operation wit.uin its limits is
20,000, constructed at a cost of $600,.
000,000. The length of its canals is
5,000 miles. It contains within its dim
its the longest railway upon the surface
of the globe-the Ilinois Central
which is 731~n:iles.
The annual valeo of its agricultur
al productions is $2,000,000,000. Its
most valuable product is Indian corn,
which yields ~annually 400,000,000;
and in surveying the agricultural pro
ductions- of our country, we are not
only struck with their abundance, but
with their great variety. Our territo.
ry extends from the frigid region of
the north to the genial climate of the
tropics, aflrding almost every variety
o; temperature and every kind of grain
and vegetables. Her productions range
from the cold ice and hard granite of
the North, the golden corn of the
West, to the cotton and sugar of the
South; and nearly all in suflicient quan
tities to supply our domestic consunip.
tion, and furnish large supplies for
exportation, thus furnishing nearly all
the value as well as the bulk of our
foreign commerce; suggesting thereby
the irresistable conclusion that agri
culture is the great transcendant inter
est of our country, and upon which
all other interests depend.
"The amount of registered and en
rolled tonnage is 4,407,010 tons. The
amount of capital invested in manu
fictures is *600,009,000. The amount
of its foreign imports in 1853 was
$266,978,647, and the exports *230,
076,157. The annual amoant of its
internal trade is $6,000,000,000. The
annual value of the products of labor
(other than agricultural) is $1,500,000.
The annual value of the incomes
of its inhiabiiants is $1 ,000,000,000.
The value of its farms and live stock
is $5,000,000,000. Its mi ,es of gold,
copper, lead, and iron are among the
richest in the world. Tihe value of' the
gold produced in California is *10,000,
000 per annum. Th'le surface ol its
corn lields is 132,132 square miles.
Its receipts fr-om customs, lands, &c., in
1853, was *61,327,274, and its expen
ditures $-43,543,'263. Its national do.
main consists of '2,174,168 square
umiles of land. Its national debt is but
*50,000,000. The number of its banks
at the present time is about 1,100,
with at capital of $3,000,000,000
W. i thlin her borders are 81,000 schools,
6,060 academies, 2:34 colleges, and
:3,800 churches. Only one in twenty.
two of' its white inihabitats is unable to
read anid write, and nineteen of its
twenty-one million of its white inhabi
tants are native horn."
Ca I- I aELAN.-- We have the
following by the last steameor in rela
tion to the crops in Ireland:
"The weather during the last week
has been rather untsettled; but, al
though a good deal of' rain hass fallen,
the grain crops do not appear to have
bteen at all injured. T1hie wheat looks
well, anid is now ripening fast. and I
do not observe that it has itt any place
been beaten down. It is remairkably
free from blightt or smut, while the ear
is considered unusually large and full.
The oat crop has sull'eired more from
-the rain and wecather tihan the wheat;
nor is it altogether so free frotm blight,
although upon this head there is cer
tainly little to comnp lain of.
"Upon the whole, there is still
every reason to think that thc grain
crops will be the most abundant that
have been gathered for many years.
With regard to potatoes, there can be
no doubt the disease is now spreading,
but not to such an alarming extent as
some people represent. The new
potatoes are generally in use through
out the country; and although the
leaves, and in some cases the stalks,
are blighted, yet the tubers are scarce
ly touched, while, for the most part the
quality is excellent. The quanity
sown this year is unprecedentedly
large, even compared with the very
best of times, so that. it is hoped that
after all casualties and losses, there
will be a full average supply."
Early Courtsithip iin Ohio.
It you can't git them that you want.
you must take them you can git, and
that is how I came marry Patsy.
Love will go where 'tis sent anyhow,
and the harder a chap loves a gal, the
poorer chance he stands of gitten her ;
the thing is just here; the more lie
loves her, the more shy and trembling
he is, and he can't tell his feelings to
her ifhe tries-while the careless and
unfeeling chap, that's got no more
love in him than a Boss, can have a
dozen gals after hin at once.
I have thought the heart ii like
mud turtles' eggs, you dent the shell
on one side-a dent on the othsr side,
made in the same manner, will bring
all smooth again.
So with the heart; one gal makes a
dent-it remains bruised, till some
other gal presses it, pushing out the
old bruise and carving a new one.
Well:accidents will happen, folks will
laugh-the world is wore fond of fun
than logic-and they might as well
laugh at Inc as any body.
So I agreed to tell you about my
courtship. It was't Patsy, but my
first sweet-heart was a proper han'
sonee gal. I worked for her father.
Ohio was all in the woods then, and
every body lived in log houses. Down
in Cleveland there was a store or two.
And my three hundred acres that is
worth now one hundred and fifty dol.
lars an acre, wasn't worth when I
bought it only three dollars. Pshaw I
pesaw ! how times is changed. Glad
to get corn bread and common gravy
then-had to go thirty miles down
to chagin to mill. I always used
to go up for boss instead of himself,
for 1 only "hefted" ninety pounds in
weight and made a lighter load over
a bag of corn on horseback. Let me
see I weigh one hundred and eghty
now.
Well, I was twenty-five years old
just about, and in love with boss's
daughter but always thought she felt
a leetle above me, for I was not quite
as tall as she was anyhow, and work
ing at eight dollars a month and had
to dress in tow linen at that.
You never see one of them logging
frocks made like a, shirt, out of flax
tow, did yer
Well, I bought this blue coat when
I married Patsy, thirty and five years
ago. I never wore any but that, and
it it was Sunday, to-day, I should have
it on., for I dispise extravagance and
new fangled flumories and thingum
bob noodles' 'round y'r houses.
I was in love thirty five years ago,
head over heels, and never dared to
say a word about it.
. Her name was Jerusha. I longed
to el hr owmy hatswelled and
burnt for her as it is thumped agin my
chest; but 1 could never screw my
courage up to the pint-but thought I
would somec day ; I'd beent alone with
her many times anid had resolved and
resolved on popping it right .out, but
the stillness was as awful on theum 'ea
sions as tho roar of the Niagara. and
moy heart would feel all over like your
little linger when you hit your elbow
'gin a thing accidenutal, a tarnal ting
ling fullness.
Cuss my luck, said I to myself.
One Sunday night I cumn hum from
nill alter a ride of three day's and
Jer-usha had a beau ; dressed as sniart
as a dancing master. My heartjnmp
ed into my gullet the very minute I
see him.
I-felt down in the mouth for I knew
I was a gone fellow, lie had oun
broadcloth. Talk of your new faingled
Gossop and Greshon houses now, but
folks in them days didn't have but
one room down "tairs, and a ladder to
go up stairs; a puncheon floor was
good enough below, and oak uhanker
split out by hand, kivered the chamber
floor. It wasi in boss's house and I
slept up chamnber. I want to remuem
ber mny torn shirt and I want you to
imiaginue mny feelinags that ntight after
I want to bed for .Jerusha and the
dandy chap had the hull room below
to themselves with a rousing bright
lire to spark. 1 couldn't stand the
temptation to hear what they had to
say for themselves. WVhisper I whis
per!I whisper !
You may laugh at it, but it is the
naked truth I amn going- to tell. I
have laughed myself at the same thing.
WVhen I heard something pop likea
kiss, by ginger I could s and my heart
thumps no longer. Curiosity and
jealousy got the upper hand of - me; I
wanted to see tfr mysell, so I slid out
of bed setting flat like a tailor on tiwe
floor, determined to hitch up just as I
sot, inch at a time, to the opening over
the hearth where the beames and gun
hooks was.
A cat couldn't been no stiller arter
a mouse, but my heart thumpt.d lurid,
er every hitch, just as it will when a
man goes to do what aint right.
Well, just as I had gained the right
pint to look over at 'em just tilted the
floor-down I went, tow shirt to gnu
hook-and there I hung blindthid,
like a squirrel half skinne i, right over
my rival and sweet 'alt-ready fiui'
bathing. I couldn't see 'em at all
arter that and it was more than ten
minutes befire the old boss awoke to
tare me loose; dangling found the tire.
What, what, said he, got a spare
rib? Iha ! let ime down, said I. I
gut pretty well bakedi, any how, and
haint been quite so raw in love mat
ters, I never looked Jerrsha in the
face from that day, nor a girl in the
neighborhood, fir I could swear she.
told 'em all. That accident got' Aly
grit up to make a fortin. I went ofI' a
few miles and m:irried the first chance
I got, just out of spite-and Patsy is
worth all on 'em urter all -and inar.
rying is a lottery business.
Then don't hang yuurselt as I did be
ease you can't get a particul -r girl
but remember that your heart is like '
rubber, it will stretchi a good ways and
not break.
Substitute for Guano,
Messrs. .iditors-" What shall We
use as a substitute for guano?" This
question was considered in the Conn.
iry Gentlemen of July 20. 1 see no
difficulty in finding a substitute for
guano, or rather finding the principal
for which guano is now used is a sub.
etituto. Whatever contains .ihu eie"
-ments of guano, must be equally vn1i' -
able as a fertilizer. If the f.rmer will
cuinpare the analysis of guano with
that of urine, he will find urine as
rich in every element of fertility as
guano, with the exception perhaps of
the phosphate of lime. But this do
flciency could easily be supplied by
the application of common lime with
animal manures. No farmer should
ever purchase guano or any foreign
manures, while he wastes all the urine
of his animals and of his family.
Urine could be used with good effect
as guano, and at an expense compara
tively trifling.
No farmer need go of' from his own
farm for the means to enrich it, for lie
has only to return to each field but. a
small part of what grows upon it to
keep it in a high state of fertility.
But Nature has no substitute for urine
or the elements of urine. The urine
must either be returned to the soil, or
something "containing the same ele.
ments. For these elements, guano is
now used as a substitute. There
should be then but one question with
the farmer. That is how shall I save
with the least expense, and use to the
best advantage the time of my animal,
and family I I am acquainted with
scores of farmers that purchase annu.
ally various quantities of poudrotte,
phosphate of lime and guano, that have
never saved the first pound oif the
excrement of' their family. the urine of
their animals, or the droppings of their
hen.roost. Any farmer should he
ashamed, either to raise small crops,
or to purchase foreign manures wvhen.
any of the above elements are allowed
to go to waste.
A RlUs.-One of our SecretarIes of
State for the United States struck omut
a good mode of setting rid (fran intru
der in a partienir case. It appears
that the door iteeper of' the Secretary's
office was remarkably obliging, which
proved quite the thling for a rabid
office seeker, who maniged to get in
every day and bother the Secretary.
When the anlnoyance continued three
or four days, the Secretary stepped up
one morning to the door Keeper, and
asked what 'hat mnan came after daily.
"Yes," replied the funotionaery, " an
officee, I suppose?"
"True; but do you know what
oflice?"
"~ Well, then. I'll tell you, he wants
your place."
The next morning the scene between
ofliceseeker and the polite door keeper
is said to have been rich, f'romi the
peculiar manlier in wvhich the intruder
was informed--" The Secretar) is not
at home !"
A NOVELIS'S CONFExsstoN.-Bulwar
the novelist, in a letter to a gentleman
in Boston said "I have closed lmy .ca
re'er as writer of fact ion. I gm gloomy
and unhappy. I have exausted the
powers of' life, chasing pleasuro where
at is not be found."
Thn Printers know what these'lines
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