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-WILLIAM LEWIS, -RPITR.CI'1-lt u laii L-y
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On Receiving A Book
M1a rk.
How beautiful the work of womai's h:l,
Ever wearing on its face the sweet im -
Of her own purity and loveliness !
Her rosy lingers wave the magic wand
E'en with whose sliglmest totch she trimv
At the sweet pileasure of her will to rise
Enchantmigly before the raptured eyes,
The dazzling beautic.i of bright fairy laml
Pond token ! of the dear regard I holid,
Well favored, in her true and tender heart,
Wert thou overflowing with the purest
Thou coulds't not be more va!ucd than
thou art
For me thou hast a treasure whicb would
More precious far than gold, a gentile
bein g's loye!
I I.
Suiterville, itomn-try, 195.
(m L.CTED.)
The Cont.ented Wife.
I would not change this iappy scene
For all the earth calls proudly gre.-t
I wonimd nit change my Imnh.e himc
For kingly rani, or gnteenly -tite.
I would not chmige mny isbaund's love
For all thaut euth m!ni give on a:me;
Nor barter his approv;ng smile
To wreath a halo round tmy iame.
I would not change my child's sweet
For all the love earth's wealth cotild
Nor cnmnge the certain blimi I feel,
For all ambition mnmghmt obtain.
What blessings great andt numberless,
My God with sweetest hoipe.- hamih blent,
A happy homem, endeatrinig friemds,
Wh health, a:d love, and true coitent.
Every MaHisn Ilis Own Law
ycr-SeIf.-DCfence Tri
At the lit-it term of the Oratnge
County (New York) Court, the ibl
lowing case was tried, upon which
the jury was addressed by the defetd
atit, who had concluded to appear inl
his own defence:
The Peoplc vs. James Alierton -
This was a very interestitng catse, renm.
dered so from the fact that the defend
ant acted as '-his own lawyer" on the
trial, withotut having the atdvantage oh
being otne oh the legml fraternmity. 11 is
"Sumlminig up," of which we are able
to give netarly a verbatitm report, with
then exception of the "actinig," w~as de.
cidedly rich. and afforded imuch aimuise
ment for the legal g'en tle manpesent.
Tme deft. whlo is a small, red-haired,
thin specimen of a Yatnkee, u as in
dicted for an assault anid bazttery ont
one Mr. Dodder. Trhe facts, as d!.
vulged uipon trial, are briefly as fol
lows: T1he defendanit is in the em
ploy of the Mongaup Vnalley, For'rest.
burg anmd Port Jervis Plank Road
Company as a toll gatherer, anmd re
sides upon the road], 8some0 miles above
Port Jervis. le atnd the complain.
ant, Mr. Dodder, are necar neighmbor's.
On a Sutnday in .February last, theo
deft. saw the comiplainant, in the act
of -beatinig his (deft's) cow., along the
highway, anid as ani induceemet, for
himt to quit, hturled a few stonmes at
him, onie of which, as the complainanit
testified, struck hitm oni the back of the
Thela testimony being concluded, thme
-defendat.. addressed the jury as fol
GIENTLEKMBN OF TtIP. Jt~ay.-I don't.
knmow muich abot law, anmd sincee thme
trial hasi' been' going on I have coni
eluded thmat I otight to kniow a little
iruore. I ought to ap~ologise pecrhaps
thfo apeatrimg it mmy ownt defettce, atml
will dlm so by tel lintg you, thtt I ied
tune hawyer, andie hi red another, in this
ea.'tm, hut they bomth cometl up mtissintg
whlen Iimneed thetni mv::t. I s'qppxse' I
Iight have sceiel the services of
Some of these othar 'ilibnhs of tile law,
that I see aroid ie, blit laviigi
beeni cliated by two (t' 'em, I con
chiled to go it 'on 11i own book,'
anid here I am! I waait to) tell you geli
tlemen, beflbre I go, larther, that it is
Io ly 1.11ult 1la1.t this case is here tak.
ilg up tile lini.e oif thIh, lilo able eoairt.
I think %('iu will give ile Credit, iar
telling the uthi, when I say that it.
IlIght, Iiave b trid lbr ai l .us.
tiee of the 1'ea(e, it lilng beller adapt
ed to (he capacities of suich :I C01urt,
than of' tis 4)n1e. Arfer this diflicualty
DOIdde' (i] get a wIarrant far me a.. froiin
Squire Ciilleback, over' in )eerpark.
liu then charged thmt I hall insiliil
hitii, hitl. five mr six N iiaaiths has fresh
e1ed his recallectioni, ald he )mw savs
that I assault'ed and hatter'i him. I
believe Ilhere is same dillb.rence be
tweein tile two chrgts.
I )t ida(Ieir s:Ivs lie sw)re to tle coaml
plIilat, Ielbire Sq1uire C(daideha-k. I
leave it fir yma to say whea-ther fie tells
the trilth 1w in 'ayil4 Lht Ia I tter
ed him. I v-as taken by a constable
bthre the Salire, ana.l ('ither bevaise
tile Juistice was, 14'h::lnead (if what lat
11.1d already dln, (I hadA' ti1( to
atteid to it. I dn't, knoaw which, it,
went down. .Two . r three w'eeks af'
till' that I wis arrested agail, wila my
wif'e laving Ien (Ii aminaed, I thught
it best, as 1 duifuil hl Il- iand, Ila le
arioud Inn1o, so4 I gaat rid :1, it >y giv
mg e for m appealance t.
C4 all rt.
Yoaa kiow genitlenaen tlat, I :l ill
the einjalaav t ha'. Mn4gZ:4p1, \ alley,
orresl bu r- and L . Jer vis I'lank
lltad Coany, as a ?ate ke'par.
I his comin laly it seem44s had sutlicienait
Coulidine inl mlly itI tyv an (1 14on.
.,'sty as ti' Iia (' m in 1 hat mi41 ait
statian, :lad evei it I shiubl receive
A3.00 and steal :1.50() aif it, that's
het ween i'neiaad the (a:ap:iy, :nil its
Hone of D)odlIer's b4inmsn". N ,,
wlen the comipaiany sel.t ine 1 p allanga
this raOad to CIolhet talls., tli, I)'ddler
was (1' (f tae iihabita:s I faaaid
there inl the w)ds, uiad I will say 6t.
hi t14t:1 . a-. : va'r' y t':l spI -ciln t; A
the rest. ft i. plluiatiaon. 13a1t thi'ee
n v 't ay them'a 1fh:1t On to11 a rejal
ciate al thle beneleits et this ' Lnk
It let o t to civilizatioi a ,las 1 al
pepl!e wla nevr baefare realiz..d the
idea that IlIre ':as Sa liV :a ti;illg :I
eivilized lie an.l this I ller i; mne
f' Illi'lli. IL is I faa't that .(aaai ali4 r
iaiaavaal tll'i4, a 'aliti wla4111 .1
years %tIbl. (.11111 d wn It lit lit* thl- 1. i ln
taills (ill tile P'hIh.k (mvad til d % .
alid ( l e aIl nea.ve Ihe'l, (it a ;a
fIare. She :ir (10y j ea 1n ',",d r is4ed Ita
see a wlite iati, aid atAr Maising a
t'w title::j.ilis wcl., lat:k int thI4
woods. Tlis5 1i)4 idea' 'l a% 4i. y ' n i'.
bor', aai a god dal n;lea ihmaai I
walitei hilli, altI I ham1.llL b'an tlai'ar
14a11g, h1el1a1 I h aLlti lie 1ii I l'a'li lv.
il.,n ab) .t iae Il Inet f thet I)irtecoa,'.
aid I saam 6a11al -ut thaI. ha' nn, -
t) ?4't is s6ai1 mloa ns swoArn lihet
aga list, lin t', Ill Ilily plate . lit Ili
iadli't (liI' it '(I, a.d if 4.ill d'mlt
collviet itl, I reckmti aw w't'a 0 ver\
It well't take hIag t4 (lsm;e of
Dudder Noa. 2. liv te'tifies that he
saw me throw three stones at his
faitherand saw the "old imintm lieI.
Dil hiis cross eNaltation lie S.aIry
that lie was in Ils owni hoauise in thle
woodils, mind had(to laoak o~veri a lillI
I tenty feet hirh, 'and. al15o (averi thlree
slab tencies mial two stone44 wal s. -
Well, it' he tells the truthI, all1 I wish
is that I had y ountg I)aahie's e'yes.
ie is cer'tainlfy a remnarkaha!e baar andl
can~i't c2onislteiinl deny his~ 'ra4liei'."
1 1 'a illinig to) lamit that I donaie
wrongia to thrrow stoneis at I oadder'.
anid I11alaagise to :all the wovarld andl
this coilrt pa rticu lrly faor it. Thle Dl.)a'
hors tell us thiat. ther.'e aire tw~o c'hauses
f'or all d iseases, pra4e. isposith ionad exci
tability13; 1 thin1k it asl tihe Iatter' caluse
thait tmiovaed mae to stonle Doa dder.
theref'ore confeIss mysei~tlf'iguilty of the.
assault , ha t the bat tery, I deny, anid if
you find mec gui ly of thle ba11ttery'3 I
waill llappea1l f'romi the. decision 1to the
Court oaf' 1iigh Ilea vena itse'li befori'o
will subm)ti~t to It.
Now. genlt lemien., y'ou sa1w Mr. Dodl.
der, atnd heard him44 swear aigainlst ttie.
I asked him r a great nimy quaest ins
and I was sorry to hear11 him41 anIswer m~
14e diid. I mUighit h4ave asked him if ht'I
d .dn 't kill my eat1, and it hei. didii't
stone mny chicekeins, becaiuse they tr'es.
palssed ini his wooads, where acdtuallhy
the rocks are so thick that1 thle br'ake'
can1i't findl theiru way through i thim
butt thien I kniew hei''4ll wohi denv' it1
anid it w~ould grieve tme to hlear' 'him i
lie admtnits that, lie wa., drivinga my13
three cow~s lip th lroad)1(, and t hat, hn.
strtuck at one of 'em. lut ay43s it was
with aI smnallI switch. I have paroved
thiat this switch wa',1s ai po4)e abouit 1 C
feet lon iad about thrnee inches aeriosi
tile butt end(, anld I hti'a also pr4ove'('
that when lie struck, the cow flI. 1
is ti'rue mvi witnetss 'ouIld1n't swenr thai
lake the blow aid tle all together,
.Mid we can g s f the rest. If you.
geitlem' i en, should see ile ploint a1
gun at a man and pull the trigger, see
tlie flash and hear the report, and at
teit same time see the man drop, I
think you would say that I shot him,
alh1uh you might not see the balI
strike h1imt.
"Now, the fact is, gentlemen, that
Ol 'lda, I was lyillg on lily lonige
inl Im.y hou e, wlthen Iy wife said LO
ile hat, DoIdder was Cliasinig riy
cows. I juimped ip and pilled oil
Imly boots and weit (ulit of dours, atid
saw Dodder and Lie cows coring up
the road. It ik true lie says lie was
nOt driving them but says he and
the cows was both going along the
road inl one directioll, an1d tlis was as
neiar as I could get him to the cows or
thle trulth; but it is prOved that. thle
cOWIs Were ging ahead of lim. and lie
was 1Ilowillg afier them, strikiig at
the1111, with this little switch, 10 fleet
long and 3 intches across the butt, and
I eckoi yoti'll tlitk ie was "driving,'
then i. I sting Out to him, "Dodder'
stp!" but lie didt't obey lily order,
aid I jlist threw a StOlle in that (dil e
tiol, which went abit, 10 feet Over
his leaid, at the sil e tim1e10 ging to
ward ile. 11a paid tnlo attentio In, and
I nuIg out again, "Dudder, slOp!" still
he didn't minid rie, and then I just
threw another stonie; but on lie Catme,
anud on I went, and I threw the third
stoni, which h says lit him in the
back I)f his neck, but which I think i.,
rather strangi, as we were corming to
wIrd each otler as ast, as we c(Iilj
go. Blut, lie never slacked up, and by
this tittie we were within about eight
feet io each other. I halted and hol
bered at tie topl of iy voice, "Dodder,
why inl - don1't, ou Stop!" about
lie hc did stoy, and raised thi
10 loot switeli, as it to strike me-I
mang otit-"Mr. Dodder, look out.
Yom mttay wollup my cows, bit if you
wolluiij tile with that switch, you'll
wtolInup ana animal that'll hok!" [lletc
the 0'ator inade ai appropriate ges
tire (of tle head, as in the act, of hook.
ing!, which was followed with tumul
tilus shut its tid laugtaer, that con
tinued sveia! l ninutes.]
Now, gentlemen, if you convict lilt'.
t bis Ciiti can line ine 250 ailtd
jlg rle for six mniths, and if )Oul
eallV thinik I otgltt to be Climvieted
otf this assalt, 'ay so lri I iti int lha
Ili. Ir 1 living ily) to) tlt! laws, 1s lIlg a
lev are laws, Whether it is thle Fog i
tive Sh'ire Law, the Nebraska bill I1
ite lxei-e .aws. I will read vuil
a little law, h oever, which I liave
jit seei ini a booik I folid here-(tie
speaker lre picked up a law booik and
red as tliew.:) "E'very mian has.
a ri:i.t to defetid himiself from e.
sonal viol enc." Now I dlt't kitw
whiether that is law or not, but I litd it
il a law book, la veteranl iember' IlI
tie bar who was sittiig near the
s caker, remarked to him that it, was
go)4od inlw.] W ell, gent lemen, h.ere is
i ld iiII, who looks as if lie migit
know Soiethin, and lie says tis
i gomd law. Now if you will it tl
Iai bour somethitig, page 39.), oti'll
fii"I that tle saile doctrile is .,11plied
to cattle-(great laughter.) Iliere'mn e
I take it, I had a right to defetnd my
(was agItatist Dodder's 10 foot switch.
WhyI, getnt-ctlee, nearl) all mi
weathI is itnvested ini thieiii 3 eOWS, anad
youli eaim't wotnder' thiat, I became a lit
Ile exci ted whn I saw Ijoddedr switch-.
inig thuema withi hais ten loot jpole. I ami
a poor tmani, and have a large fat iilv,
contsistlig of a w ife and six childrekit
whlichi 1 reckon is doinig pretty wvellI
for aes smtall a itnan las I amti and I
ctould not amnd to let Dodder kill na
Now, genitlemen, I don't, believe
you'IIll oviet, mea, after what, I huavet
said. liiit if yotu do, and11 thIis Cour:
lineis tie $250, " I shallh reputdiate
because5 "c(ata't pay." Antd if l'm
jugged fort six mtoitths. why these
D~odders will have it all thir own
way up there. llut ntotwithastandiing
sall this, 1 amt will ing to risk mytself iin
yourt haiids, and.1 if' you timk I ought
to htave stood( by and not dotne any
ting, wh len I saw IDodder' hainmteriig
my i COWS, whly thena I aml "gonte in,'
toll gate aiid all.
It is true, I am a poor' man, but not
ia imean one. Thie nlame of AlIlertont
can be t raced to th le May Flower,
w heni she landted the pilgrimils on Ply.
mouth Rock, amrongl the passenager~s
wats a wiow Mts. Allertoni, with
fiour fat herles childretn, and I am11 de
scnded fr oma that, [uritan stock; and1(
fromit thtat day to this, thiete has niever
lived ant Al lertoin whto hiitdn't Yantke.'
spir it en'1ugh to stopi a Dodder for;
plllinig hats cow~s. l'ma dlone. (hlerc
the laug hinug atnd shotiting were ex.
eei'dintgly bioisterous, in which all piar
licipal ed, and it was several intutes
despite the repeated cries of " order
oirdetr," by tihe cotu:t, before ordea
could be restored. Our ehoqulent andi
tusually unvanquishable District, At
t'Jrney. fearing to namn with so fnrnui.
-hable an antagonist, nerely reiarked:
SIt is a plail case,' &C., and left it to
lie jury, who pronptly brought in a
verdict of " Nt. Guilty." Mr. Aller
toil certainly deserves judicial prono
tion, and we move that he boe appoiit
ed cr:er of the Court.)
Tne Coquette..
" I can hardly believe tihe story ther
telI, Ned. You, a strong, hearty, jov
al fellow, alWays up Lo i kebief an11 I
fu1n, dying fir love ? Bah ! it's ulI
Spite of his forged mirth, the voice
of* the speaker grew treniuilous. The
scornii glance oh that dark eye uti.
ranniiiled hiin. Was this butt th
wreck of what had been so noble, .1o
beant iful? The suiken cheeks, the
claw like hands, that flickering deati
light., that unsteady glance of tile
death bloom-could this bJ all that
reilnaiied of so inuch nianly beauty?
" You never knew rue, Marshall."
Hlis voie was low and bro ken.
I never knew inyself. I was an
0orphdian; no one loved in e-sister,
brother, I had none-and when moy
heart i, rst learned thei neanin fu that
iighty passion m bich rnakes earth a
Paiadise, or dries tIh ose li ving springs
and gi einiess to deserts of ha ret.niets,
I i.-ared flir inyself. But I was not
IpPY.py. in lug ior .ove, yiu say; i is
nit. that. !'he biLt- er consiciosness
that where I looked for truth--fr
every divine vir tie, I 1;und duplicity ,
art, deception-a witiered heart. bu
ried in, a whited sepuleire-oh, heaven!
and he hid his lface in his wasted
" Aly clear fellow, Le a nini; bear
up iniore bravely; do not, I pray you,
die ir the love of a silly girl."
"1 She was beautfunI !" con tin ued
the sick rlan, " and she taunght n.e II
ipe-she tinrned every string ot mi y
heart till it would vi brate at hier tmich;
-.he ezad every pulse till they beat
inly3 f;or her snies. I know it was all
wrong bor ine to love tier so, amid yet,
isolated as I J1Id been fr4in infaney,
how coui'.l I help itl NyWtIpu the bolt
6611, it crushed mne.' Mfayyout never
kiiow what it is t) be dceiveud-antd
by one so teuely as lelen MtUr:y."
Againi he had covered his face with
his hands. le had not seen the coil
vulsive start, the death-like palor of
a fritied. A nd w hen be said " god
euiht,'" twilight was falling, so tt
they parted, and ieither knew hiw
til iglitiig were the voids that Iell on
eauch other's heart.
"I a111m heatit fil !" saiil a (ueeily
griril, as she stood iet'ire the iirni;
- heautiful withoutt all
aWpear spray und b~,righteing w,\-ith It
te rich glomss of tier be rwn ingl-t.
and cirelig her wrist atnd inige with
grls of untold valtue.
I Aiall be ejneeti -&l te 1) ;l roomn
o-light. Enlvied and comlited, :nni
not, exactly happy. low exqlisitely
rich this lace-oe Or Ned ! liigho --
srehowiiiiim w% lat lie said seiieield si teal.
I w li he had been rieb, liar fel*l !w
I half believe I love him lietter thaii
I thinak. eveni now !"
".\liss lie!en, are you ready ?"
" Yes, coming, Linda--how do I
look Is lIharvey waitinig? There,
Ilake my hoiinet aid sha wI-earry
them dow i - li'l I be th ere. Poor
Ned ! what iakes ine thIiik of him
to ni, , wonider? Whleni I thlink of
lIharvey's piriopisal, anid my brilliant
pirospects in theii fuituire, I sem to see
his ghost. Can lie be deadt? Wase it
not very cruel in mue to treat hima so&
I w ish I coul see hitim; w ill he be at
the bal l, I woiider?"
Thus sil iloquiizinug, thle Iai r, proud
girl hiiirried downi to iineiet ier lover.
liesplenidenit as she looecked, bewitcheling
ais she kn ew tierself, she was startled
aut his coldiness.
lIhe caine forwaird, took one whbite
hiandu, gazed at tier troiim head to fo'ot,
aiid wvithI a sile thbat seemiedl even to
her iinockery, lie said, tinmeausured
toines, "' Ilow beaiuti ful you are!"' and
t orned abrupOltly away.
F~or a mtomtent lie seemied to have
forge t tenl himziself, the t huliirried ly per-~
forin g the ollice of galltant, he assist
ed tier ito the carriage, and they drove
It wvas not beefore the brilliantly
lighted tballI roomi that they stoppieri.
No streams of anmbter light checked
the dlimi pav~emt-but, all was still,
dark and solitary.
"For heavein's sake, wvher. are we
going?" ilelen exelalimied, as lier
over tnade a motioni to leave the
" To see a friend, my Iiove,"' lie
anisweredl in the san e freezing toneus;
"you, whoimse heart is Mo tender t hat, it
bldeeds at the sight, of lunna miitiiisery,
will not, I am sure, deny ine yonlr
Ccmpanuy ott thle errand of tmere y.
Through a long, dimnly lighted
enltry, the young miian led tier silently,
hiurriedly. " Pray to God it, be not
too late," ho murmtured, as he stood
hesitating before a halfeclosed door.
Suddenly it was onna ia ta it t
und a shadowy - ligrire passed out,
Starting as it met the intruders.
They stood helt'r- the dew].
Helen shrieked, and ftalliig beside
the couch, hidl her face in her shaking
" Look on your work, woman !"
exclaimed her lover. " Murdered by
you riielty, the re lies on1e of thl
noiles ol his kind. Ay ! start at the
fallen jaw, the livid temples, the dull
staring eyes! You will never again,
with lips, voice, or smile, beguile the
great heart to its ruin. Ile died with
the maitle of his pure, steadfast, love
wr;Iapped around hiin: he laid him
dowin wi:lh the music of that love
breathing in ies'ings trorn those lips."
" Ay ! sob and shudder; well von
inay; for you are as truly h's muriler
eras it yo ,u had pierced his heart with
cold steel, or puiired the jisn frorn
the chalice of' death uponl his lips.
Mi'serable coqIuette, I spurn you !"
" And yet fihrgive me," he added,
t assionately, relteintly at tihe sight of
her agony. " Vengeance is intine,"
said a just God, ail the arrow of
eteral reilorse is lodg-rd in your soil.
I pity you-roin my inntiernioit, heart,
I -ity you . Rlather would I he yon
der Ior senl'teless Clod, than you
brigh, bieatifl, brillianit, -.s you :re,
with (lie inturder oft at fellow creatuire
heavy on yourn .
" Mr. lI ivy, Will YOU take me
homloo?'' site as;kel.
II er thee was a ghastly as t lie onTe
hefore thei, aid the Shining atibles
noICkers of Ier sorrow, flashing anid
flickeritng Ilke grave'ling ablout a pall.
I lenIcilting. that Ila e fhee looked s1
iipllringly in his lihe, lie would have
supported her. bIht she sprang froin
hin. and nuotioted liin to kad the
Turnin, only once, she uttered a
sitIthred cry, aid pasIed botth hInids
Iaver' her hearit., fodlowed Harvey as
the criinal follows the execu tioner.
" Takce ue hot ne," she said, and
once there, she tore oil' her glitteting
ornarne'nts, never to wear L.em agail.
Iwo years afterwards she did
bente the wife of-. [ar isy-;-hiit first
a sohd i.''d, brok elspirit--d womlian,
ever feeling that, butt for tier a long
life of usefu lness iii ght have been
vouiIlsife'd to onle whose heart, ieing
so tender. broke in strir ing to thorget
her. She lits fout r tbeau tifil dlaugh te is.
but noltt (Ine( (Of thetin will 1e, in the
itt iest degree, that ealivrtless beingI
-a coyltLette.- -olive Bianch.
Chil dren.
It is qIuite a inistake to suppose that
childreo love the parents less who
ri:intaini a proper 1authoriy over
thei. (.),, the eointrary, they respee:
theti the iore. It is a cruel and un.
inatural seli;liess that indilges chil
diein iln a foblish alil hurt lil way.
SL'arets ie guides and counsellors to
their children. As at guide ini a for
t.gi laid, they unldertake to pilot.
tiei -Iaey throigh the aboals and
tInpick'saids of ilex\periene'. It the
guide allow his followers atl the Iiber
'y they phase; ift, because they dis
Ihke the constrainiits of the narrow peth
of aifetv, lie allows them to stray into
hole-4 and principices -that destroy
thein, to slake their thirst in brooks
that poison theti, to loiter in the
woods fill of' w ild beasts or deadly
herbs; can lie be called a sure guide'?
Anid is it not the samte ~with our cil
dr'eii ! They are, as yet,, only in the
pt'ace, or', as it wer'ie, in the first,
ebiateri of the book of' life. We have
ne'arly finishled it,, or are ihr' advaniced.
We iniust open the pages for the(se
3 oung~ter iinids. If' childrei see that
thieiri parenits act fi-ui principle-that
they do not, lind ftlt wiiliiut, reasoni
--thlat they do not puniish because
pe rsonalzo i leniee is taken, bitt because
the o1lung ini itself' is wironig-if they
see that, while they are i'esolutely but
aff'ctitonately i'efused what is not good
ihr them, there is a wilt ligness to in
dlulge t~hm ini ail innocent, mtatters
they w-~li 8o .n aplpreciate such conduet.
If' no a tttion is paid to rationial
wishes--if' no alowaince is made for
y'outhflul spirits-il' they tire dealt
wi th in a hard and unisymi)pathiizing
mnainier-the pr'oud spirlit wit! rebel
anid the iieek spiriit be broken,. Our
stooinig to amuse thleml, ouir con
desendiing to make ourselves on ao
level in their plays and ptleastures
at suitable timtes, will leAd them to
know that it is notA because we will
not, but because we canfnot atteiid to
themi i, that. at, other times we refise t~o
do so. A pert, or improper way of
speaking ought, never to be allowed.
('lever children aore very apt to be
pertL, andi(. if too mueh aidimired f'or it,
atid laugheod at, biecomne eccentric and
d1isagreeabl e. It is oft'tnt very ditliult,
to cheeL(k our ownii11 amusentts, but
their futures welf'are should be i'egarded
iinore thain our present, eiitertaiinment.
It, should ntever be foergotteug that they
are tenider planlts committed to our
lostering care--that, every thoughtless
wodor careless noglect may destroy
a germ of immortalty-" that foolish.
ness is bound up in the heart of a
child "-and that, we must ever, like
watchful husband men, be on our guard
against it. It is indeed little that we
Caca do in our own strength, but if we
are conscientious performers of our
part-if we earnestly commend them
in fatith and prayer to the fostering
eare Of their fither in Heaven -to the
tender love of Him, the Angel of
whose presence goes before them, and
who carries tlhese lambs in his bosom
-we may then go on our way rejoic
ing, for " Ile will un-ver leave nor
forsake those who trust in Ilim."
Snake Fascination.
We have occa:ionally read accounts
of persons having been fascinated or
spell bound by snakes, but never
knew of an instance occuring in our
vicinity uitil a day or two since, and
one that we know to be a fact. A man
by the name of O'Mara had a small
child, a little girl about thirteen years
of age, who caine to her death through
the influence of a snake, one day last
week, inder the following eircum.
stances; O'Mara resides on Copperas
Creek, in Franklin countv, aid but
a short distaifee rrom' the Pacific
Rsailroad depiot. Some niine months
ago. earlv last, fiil. his fimilye not ice-d
the little girl to be pining away, and
became very weak and pale, although
she had been very fleshy and hearty,
and apparently without any cause or
complaint of siekness. By the time
winter had fairly set in, she was
w asted away to a mere skeleton, but
as soon as the weather became cold she
ag..in seeled to revive. She never
coiplain, d of being unwell, and in
reply to all their inquiries in regard
to her health, she iii .ariably said she
lt well, only a little weak. As
soon :is spring arrived, she could not
be prevailed upon to eat any victu ls
i., her ftther's bouse, but, would take
a piece of* bread and butter, or a piece
of meat, and go out to thedge of
the creek to eat iti Th6 iimily~ no.
tieed her regularity, alWfays guing pre
ciwely to the sane piiAc,- "and invari
ably complaining of being hungry af
ter her re: urn, when if more victuals
would be given her, she would again
return to the creek, as they thought,
to cat.
Finally, some oft -e neighbors hav.
ing heard of the circumstances of
the child's extraordinary conduct, and
also of her wasted appearance, sug.
gested to her fither to watch her move
ments, which he did last Friday. The
child had been sitting on the bank of
the creek nearly all the forenoon, until
near dinner time, when she got up and
went to her fhther's house, asked for
a piece of bread and butter, and
again returned to the same place she
had been. 1Her father kept behind
her without imaking any noise. As
soon as the child was seated, the fath
or saw a huge black snake slowly
raise its head into her lap and re
ecive the bread and butter from her
hand; and when she would attempt to
take a bite of the bread, the snake
would commence hissing and become
apparently very angry, when the
child, trembling like a leaf, would
promptly return the bread to the
monster. The father was completely
-aralyzed, not being able to move
hand or fooct; entertaining, as most
persions do, a great dread for snakes, he
felt alarmned for the safety of his child,
not knowing the niature of the snake or
the extent of thce influence on the
child. Ihis blood became almost
clogged inc his veins, and he groaned
in perfect agony, which caused the
snake to become alarmed and glide
away itito the creek. The child then
immnediately sprang to her feet and
ran homne. apparenitly mceh frighten.
ed. ller fauthuer ibllowed her, but she
refused to answer any questions, and
he then c esolved to detain his child
home, but he was advised to permit
her to go again next day to the
creek, and to follow her and kill the
sniake. Next mornting she took a piece
of bread and wvent out to the creek, her
father followed her with his gun in
his hand, and as soon as the snake
made his appearance shot him through
the head. The child swoonfed; the
snake squirmed and woe ked himself
around awhile and then died; the
child, in the meantime, recovered
from her swoon, but was imnmediately
seized with spasmis, acting in a man
tier resembling the writhing of the
snake, andinally died at the same
moment the snake did, apparently inc
the greatest agony.
Tis horrible, and at the same
time molancholy occurrence, is the
first we have heard of for a long timie,
and ini fact the first we ever knew of
where we could positively vouch for
its truthful correctness. WeO know
that there are persons who doubt the
reality of snake fascination, but it
they entertain any doubjts on this sub.
jeet hereafter, the relatives of this un
fortunate liatio girl ca be fm,.d
ready and willing to corroborato our
statement. This should serve as a
warning to parents who reside in the
country to be more car. ful in watch.
ing their child ren.
We had almost forgot to mention
that it was a black snake, (generally
supposed to be harmless. that is, not
poisonous,) seveni fee tix inches In,
length, that tfscinated the little girl
[St. Louis lerald.
TuE lOMS-MOTIiER.-Some one
writing for the " Ma-onic Mirror " has
drawn a chariing picture of a home
loviug mother:
We must draw a line. aye, .a
broad line, between her and the frivo
lous butterfly of fashion, who flits from
ball to opera and party, decked in
rich robes, and fillowed by a train as
hollow and heartless as herself. She
who, forgetful of the holy task assigned
her, neglects those who have been
given her charge, and leave them* to
the care of hirelings, while she pur
sues her giddy round of amusements.
'Not so our home-imother! blessings
be on her head. The hea- t warms to
see her in her daily routine of pleasant
duties. How patiently she sits, day
after day, shaping and sewing some
article for use or adornment, for her
little fl-ek ! Aid how proud Ind
pleased is each little recipient of hert
kindness ! How the little thee dimples
with pleasure, and the bright -eves
grow still briuhter as mamma decks
them with her own hands, in the new
dress she has made! How mniteh
warmer and more comfo table they
feel, if mamma wraps then lip beforJe
they go to school ! No one but her
can warm the niitts and overshoes, or*
tie the comforters around the neck !
"There is a peculiar charm about
all she does, the precious mother.
They could not sleep, nay, for that
matter, she could not, if she failed to
visit their chamber. and with her on
soft hands arrange them comfortably
before she slept ! . Her heart thrills
with gxatitudo to -her- Creator, as sie
looks on those sweet blooming faces,
and when their prayers are done; im. -
print a good night, kiss on each rPosy
little tmouth- It may be too, a tear
will start for one littie nestling, laid in
its chill narrow bed, for whom her
tnaternal care is no longer needed.
It sleeps, though the sleet and snow
descend, and the wild winter winds
howl around its head. It neels no
longer her tender care! A mightier
arm enfolds it ! It is at rest! She feels
and knows that it is right, and bends
meekly to the Hand that- sped the
shaft, atid turns, with a warmer love
if it he possible, to those little ones
who are left her to love. I-low ten.
darly she guards them from eve/y
danger, and with what a strong, un
tiring love, she watches by their bed
side when they are ill! Blessings be
on the gentle, loving home-iother..
Angels must look with love upon her
acts. Her children shall rise up and
call ler blessed, and the memory of
her kindly deeds will enfold her as a
stone 'the distinguished jurist, was a
printer; Wim. C. Bryant, the poet,
was a printer; N. P. Willis, the poet,
was a printer; Judge Buchanan, judge
of the supreme court of Louisiana;
was a printer; ex-United States Sena
tor Simon Cameron, was a pr inter;
Edwin Forrest, the Amnericatn trag~e
dian, was in a printing oflice; Wmn.
Bigler, the presenut Governor of Penn
sylvania, waz s a printer; and noiv
Louisiana has one of the brighte~
ornaments that ever adorned -the
Criminal bench, and he a deseiple of
Gotteuburg, Faust, and Seoefr:
Hon. J. C. Larme. The American.
Senate, the Hlouse of Representatives,
every Legislature that has yet sat in
this counitry, and every brautch where
the genius of intellect, soundness of
judgment, and depth of profound
thougnt have been essential, has been
graced by the poor typo, who once'
received journ.eymnan's wages.--SAreve
port Democrat.
THEt LEUXoTH oF DAY.-At Berlin
and London, the longest day has six.
teen and a half lyours. At Stockholn
anid Upsal, the longest day has eighi
teen and a half hours. At H~amibg,
Danitzi, and Stettin. the longsA
has seventeeni and a half ho n
the shortest seventeen. 5
tersburg and Tobolsk, the I
nineteen, and the shortest fi
A t Trornea.in Finland, the 1 nost y
has twentyone hours and a half; and
the shortest two and a half. At :Wtn.
berbus, in Norway, the 'da3fIatea
from the 21st of May to thle 2 4or
July, withoirt lnterruption. ~~ at
Spitzberges 'the longesiday faC~be
anud a half monhe. ' ~
In all things be hofmt, 'ohr
reDUtatieui-n Dreferenulto wuath

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