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'.O, MAY I JOIN THE CHOIR INVISIBLE?"
KT GEORGE ELIOT.
O, may I ioln' the choir invisible
X)l those immortal dead who live again,
3n mindB made better by;their presence ; live
In pulses stirred to generosity,
la deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn
Tor miserable aims that end with self,
2n thoughts sublime that pierce the night
And with their mild persistence urge man's
fl'Q vaster issues.
So to live is heaven,
To make undying music in the world
Hreathing as beauteous odor that controls
"With growing sway the growing life of man.
Tor which we struggled, failed and agonized
"With widening retrospect that bred despair.
DRebelious flesh that would not be subdued,
.A. vicious parent shaming still its child.
Poor, anxious penitence is quick dissolved ;
Its discords, quenched by meeting harmo
Die in the large and charitable air.
And all our rarer, better, truer self,
That sobbed religiously in yearning song,
3"liat watched to ease the burden of the
And what may yet be better saw within
A worthier image for the sanctuary,
And shaped it forth before the multitude
Divinely human, raising worship so
To higher reverence more mixed with love
J hat better self shall live till human time
hihall fold its eyelids, and the human sky
J?e gathered like a scroll within the tomb
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 187G.
i This is life to come,
Which martyred men have made more glo
Tor us to strive to follow. May I reach
That purest heaven, be to other souls
The cup of strength in some great agony,
Enkindle generous ardor, feed pure love
Beget the smiles that have no cruelty
Jle the sweet presence of a good diffused,
And in diffusion evermore intense.
ISo shall I join the choir invisible
"Whose music is she gladness of the world.
Alexandria (Va.) Sentinel.
The fate of general Custer
brought vividly to mind a circumstance
connected with that weary and severe
campaign which, commencing on the
upper Kapidan in the spring ot lo74,
etretcnea out in one long, sweeping
Dattle-held around through the jungles
t the wilderness, the slashes ot Han
ever, the pines of the peninsular and
ihe Dinwiddie forests, up to the
Amelia, Farmville and Appomattox.
wnen active movements commenced
in May, 1864, and Grant had com
menced his swing to the left, Lee
facing him in a parallel arc, with
liichmond as the object of uncovering
to one, and or protecting to the other,
lho first few days were signalized by
home of the closet cavalrv fights of
the war, Grant's cavalry had been
thoroughly reorganized, and under Sher
idan, with such lieutenants as Custer,
Torbert and AVilson, was a formidable
iKxiy. The confederate cavalry, too,
"was in the flower of its strength and
confidence. Each was feeling ior the
enemy s lines in the dense forests of
Spotsylvania, and frequently sudden
encounters were the result. In one of
these a regiment of Iiosser's command
lecame suddenly engaged with a por
tion oi mat oi muster, at very close
quarters, necessitating a charge through
it narrow open space, up to the edge
f a wood in which Custer's men were
jHisted, and from which, being partly
protected oy a lence, they delivered a
lestructive fire, which, with their visi
ble knowledge of the enemy's superior
iiositiou and strength, made the Vir
ginians falter. llosser, as was his
wont, dashed into the ojch field to
j ally Ihem. Of commanding and
striking figure, he did not dream that
tiver that line of foes, directing and
controlling their fire, flashed an eye
like Mars to command, but iupressive
Sis a woman's to the claims of friend-t-hip,
and which, even in the moment
i)f bloody strife, recognizing him as an
ild friend of West Point, was beaming
upon him in kindness and love. There
vas many a horseman who wondered
lhat day why the enemy's fire so sud
denly ceased, when Rosser, recognizing
the uselessness of a further attack,
withdrew his men. But the next day,
lis they kept moving by the flank, folh
lowing the federal cavalry and the line
if the "swing," a farmer, whose htuse
they parsed handed ji confederate
trooper a note addressed to 'general
T. L. llosser, which had been left with
liini by a federal officer. The note
was delivered as addressed, and read
Somewhat thus :
Pear : The name used was the old
familiar name of West Point, not now re
membered by this writer. You expose
yourself too much on the field, old fellow.
I recognized you yesterday, and with difficul
ty aved your life by stopping my lire. Don't
io so again, but live to laugh over old times
lifter the war with your friend
O. A. ClSTER.
r. S. -r whipped Fit Loe on Wednesday,
nd intend to give you a good dressing the
lirst chance I get in" a fair field.
As Kosser rode along, at the head
f his column of ljold riders in gray,
his dark face lighted with a pleasant
tmile as he read the letter, and he
)roke into a hearty laugh when he
reached the postscript, remarking that
Fanny " (the nickname given Custer
ly his comrades fr his fair complexion
:ind waving blonde hair) always was a
j;eok fellow, but a little too fond of
bragging. Yet he came near making
good his intention a short time after,
"when he made a gallant dash through
Jxosser's line at Trevillian's station,
and impressed the confederate boys
with the belief that he was the. most
spirited of their enemies.
look short by the side of the seventy-
two vears of Louis A1V. ot France.
Probably no tw successive kings of
any country reigned over so long a
space ot time between tnem as axons
XIV. and .Louis XV., who Irom 1(543
to 1774 made up together one hun
dred and thirty-bne vears, or an aver
age of rather more than sixty-five vears
per reign, now long win n ue ueiure
France enjoys or suffers one hundred
and thirty-ene consecutive years of
rule under two persons, or even under
two forms of government 7
CALL ME WHEN BREAKFAST IS READY.
Nowhere is well-bred courtesy the
lack of it. more observable than in
traveling. On the steamboat and in
the cars the quiet observer readily de
tects those who have been educated
under refined influences, or those who,
without special cultivation, are pos
sessed of native politeness. It is not
education alone, nor wealth, nor high
social position alone, nor costly trap
pings that make one a pleasant travel-
rrvi . .
ing companion. j.nere musi exist n
kindness of feeling toward strangers, a
general recognition of equal rights m
the comforts and conveniences pro
vided for the public, and a quickened
discernment for the needs of others,
The gentleman who spreads out his
luggage on a couple of seats in the
cars, and persistently spreads his news
paper, determmately unconscious that
others who have paid as much as he
has are looking in vain for a seat, is
as truely ill-bred as the country girl
who noisily eats her pint ot peanuts,
scattering the shells cm seat and floor,
regardless of the annoyance she gives
her neighbors. In this democratic
country we travel in public convey
ances too much as though they were
our own private carriages. How often
. . . .
the eleventh and twelfth passenger in
an omnibus, who know they have full
claim to a seat, are discomforted by
the outspread garments, and immova
ble attitudes and blank laces ot those
who may have entered the stage be
fore him. Common civility demands
that a movement be made to give room
until the complement is filled; after
ward courtesvand generosity will often
piompt to attentions which justice may
net require. It is surprising how much
the comfort and pleasure of any jour
ney, whether long or snort, is en
hanced by these little nameless courte
sies which are offered instinctively and
unofficiously to strangers, by refined,
well-bred travelers, and persons in
whom native fact and delicacy almost
make up for the lack of the educating
and refining influences ot society.
k. SONG.OF THE GIRL OF THE PEEIOD.
Call me when Breakfast is ready
O mother I don't call me before :
Do not deny me the pleasure
Of moderate rest I implore.
Eight hours of sleep are too little
For delicate maidens like me ;
Dearer, by far, is my pillow
Than cup of the daintiest tea.
Mother, I cannot endure it,
This getting up early's a bore
Call me when breakfast is ready,
Oh! please do not call me before.
Call me when breakfast is ready
O mother! don't call me too soon,
Shopping, of course, needs attention,
Hut that can De aene Deiore uoon.
Talk of the folly of fashion,
I do not consider it so :
Parties must not be neglected,
And style is important you know.
Mother ! it makes me so nervous
To think of your step at my door:
Call me when breakfast is ready,
Oh! please do not call me before.
Call me when breakfast is ready
Oh ! don't call me early, I pray.
Doctors advise to be quit,
My spine is affected, they say.
Sleeo is a potent elixer,
And better than drugs oi the knife ;
V hy, then, so much in a nurry,
Since rest is the solace of life?
Mother, do have some compassion,
And chide my late rising no more:
Call me when breakfast is ready,
O ! please do not call me before.
Call me when breakfast is ready
O mother! I think I've been told,
Multitudes struggle for riches,
And barter their comforts for gold.
Hypocrites often rise early
Their motives are perfectly plain :
Sundavs thev always sleep later,
Because they have nothing to gain.
Mother ! 1 cannot endure it,
This getting up early's a bore
Call me when breakfast is ready,
But please do not call me before.
Hearth and Home.
woman with a kindly disposition and a
"well-balanced mind and temper, is
lovely and attractive, be her face ever
so plain and her figure ever so homely ;
she makes the best of wives and the
truest of mothers. She has a higher
purpose in living than the beautilul
yet vain and supercilious woman, who
has no higher ambition than to flaunt
her finery in the streets, or to gratify
her inordinate vanity by extracting
flattery and praise from a society whose
compliments are as hollow as they are
A Great Ice Factory.
The greatest ice establishment of
the world is now nearly completed at
.IN ew Orleans. It is located on Uelord
street. The great freezing room is a
curiosity. J t will take about 1,400-
000 bricks ; the walls are one hundred
and thirty-five by one hundred and
fifty feet, and over fifty feet high, and
are tnree feet four inches thick.
The walls are studded with exterior
and interior buttresses at every fifty-
one feet which project about one brick
both inside and out. Ihe waif is in
three parts, connected at regular in
tervals, the inner being the thickest
with a space of jiine inches between
that and the next. This space is filled
with sawdust as fast the wall goes up,
Between the middle and the outer
For Our Young Folks;
THE AMERICAN ARMY OP TWO.
Two Girls, a Dram and a fife.
A -TRUE STORY.
It was about nine o'clock in the
morning when the ship first appeared.
At once there was the greatest excite
ment in the village. It was a British
war ship. What would she do ? Would
she tack about in tne Day to pick up
stray coasters as prizes, or would she
land soldiers to burn the town ? In
either case there would be trouble
The sight of a British war ship in
Boston Bay was not pleasant. We
were poor then, and had no monitors
to go out and sink the enemy or drive
him off, and the good people in the
little village of Scituate harbor were
in great distress over the strange ship
that had appeared at the mouth of the
junied into lma's lo prepare for the
chase. Knifing tin its
over the water.
Louder and louder rang the terrible
drum. Sharp and clear rang out the
The boats swept swiftly out of the
harbor on the outgoing tide. The
fishermen came up with the burning
boats. Part stopped to put out the
fires, and the rest pursued the flying
enemy with such shots as they could
get at them. In the midst of it all, the
sun went down.
The red-coats did not return a shot.
They expected every minute to see a
thousand men open on them at short
range from the beach and they reserved
Out of the harbor t iey went in con
fusion and dismay. The ship weighed
anchor and ran out her big guns, but
did not fire a shot. Darkness lell
down on the scene as the boats
reached tiie ship. Then she sent
a round shot towards the iight. It fell
short and threw a great fountain of
white water into the air,
x ne gins saw it, aim dropping their
chor, swung her yards round, and lay
quiet about half a mile from the first
cliff. They were going to land to burn
the town. Y ith their spy-glasses the
tuism-iIa gdo Ilia linata 1 , i , nl-n l-i 1-1
I . , . i 1L. itrnll tlinwA i i rt pun rtr I - .
r"u , . , . , , . ,r "V .f Vl soldiers ashore. Ah ! then tlwre was
confusion and uproar. Every horse
About two o'clock the tide reached
high water mark, and, to the dismay drum and fife, sat down on the beach
ot the people, the ship let jfo her an-1 and laughed till the' cried,
"Hoxey." "Do you know why
that girl over there is called honey?"
" Because she's so sweet, I suppose."
" Yes ; sweet and iee-Ioved."
An Arkansas negro is in favor of
specie paymtnt, liecau.se "that's the
stuff de rats can't chaw."
" A dreadful little for a shilling,"
said Skinflint to a" druggist, of whom
he had just purchased an emetic.
" Dey ain't ho niggers on de top
side er keration," said a colored man
at Tennile, the other day, putting his
hand to his bandaged head, " what
can sing a hymn an' put the gear on a
kickin' mule at de same time."
Ax Irishman dropped a letter in
the jiostwniee the other day, with the
following memorandum on the cor
ner, for the benefit of all indolent
postmasters into whose hands it might
fall: "Pleae hasten the delay of
A delegate at a political conven
tion, in Monlpeher, t., revived the
old napkin story. A napkin was
handed to him by a waiter at the table,
and he informed the young woman
that he "reckoned he knowed when
to use a handkercher without havin'
no hints throwed out."
Why," said Mr. Dorkins to his
, " Why, if all the letters of the
alphabet were to run a race, and you
should bet on O and lose, would it le
like the return of your servant with
Cavendish tobacco when you had sent
lor Lione Jack?" " Sakes alive, I
don't know." " Because," said Mr.
i'orkius triumphantly, "it would le
" Ladies and gentlemen, began a
mat night tne hip sailed away.
a ne great ivmencan oi two Had ar
rived, and she thought it wise to re
treat mt;me! St. Nicholas.
From Humility to Excellence.
A few weeks ago an English gentle
man gave an address in Philadelphia,
in which he alluded to the effect of
turban cap on his head. The wife was
more elegantly dressed than any Chi-
W T T 1
tinea I l-i a I xrtT crutl Iter hflip wno
. .. ... , - - - . "VCV T V. K .m-m. ua. fiuu
the exhibition ot iftol upon tne L.rit- i b oratov dressed, and fastened un
in puffs and coi's by long dagger-
A Chinese Woman of Fashion
A newspaper correspondent in San
it rancisco managed to obtain an inter
view with the wife of a wealthy Chi
naman, and thus describes this speci
men of Chinese " style :
feing Lee courteously conducted us
through the dark wash house, where
men were beating clothes with bamboo
sticks, scrubbing them in the suds with
bamboo brushes, and a China l)oy was
cooking dmner in a big iKt over a
little iurnace, to a range of berths like
those of ocean 6teamers, and, lilting
the curtain ot the bed1, introduced us
to the lady by saying : " This is my
cousin." The woman immediately
rose from the bed on whicn she was
sitting and extended her hand to each ammonia into liquid and for forcing
of us, saying, " How do. Her hus-1 water into spray,
band was sitting by her side, holding a The ice room is one hundred and
boy, who was already dressed in trou- fifteen by one hundred and fifty, having
sers and gown, and wore a red silk space Ior the mauuiactory oi one
five inche3 with air holes at the bottom
and top for ventilation ; this is the air
rudlocks of scantling are set through
the inner and middle wails and pro
ject fifteen inches into the interior
and stud it thickly, lo these are to
be fastened a strong board lining, and
the space between this and the inter
ior brick wall is also to filled with saw
dust. The roof is closed in the tight
est manner, and then there will be a
snug little ice bck ne hundred and
fifteen feet by one hundred and fifty
by fifty, and one partition, with but
one door and no window.
It will be the grandest refrigerator
in this country, and another like it is
to be put up in another part ot the
city. Isew Orleans will try to keep
cool in the future. The building for
the machinery; and that for the offices,
are both complete, and an enormous
steamboat chimney or smoke stack
rises with highly ornamental azteckle
far above the surrounding buildings.
A fine engine of one hundred and
twenty horse power, will soon be put
into position for compressing vapor of
in the village was put into some kind
of a team, and the women and children
were hurried off to the wood behind
the town. The men would stay and
oner as brave a resistance as possible.
Their guns were light and poor, but
they could use the old fish houses as a
fort and perhaps make a brave fight of
it. It worse come to worse they could
at least retreat and take to tne shelter
of the woods.
It was a splendid sight. Five large
boats, manned by sailors, and filled
with soldiers in gay red coats. How
their guns glittered in the sun ! It was
a courageous company come with a
war-ship and cannon to fight the help
So Rebecca and Sarah thought, as
they sat up in the light-house tower
looking down on the procession of
boats as it went past the point and en
tered the harbor.
" Oh ! If I only were a man ?" cried
" What could you do ? See what a
lot of them ? and look at their
ish people. Up to that date, he said,
the people had been vain of them
selves, and vain of their achievements.
Brought face to face with other na
tions, and becoming for the first time
aware tnat m many
art they had everything to learn from
those whom they had previously des-
lsed, they were left by that exhibi
tion utterly humbled. Ihey had
nothing to say for themselves, except
confess that they hail been self-
flattering fools, and nothing to do but
to put themselves resolutely to the task
of overtaking the world around them.
he result of a quarter of a century ot
work has wen wonderful. .During
these twenty-five years the art of Eng-
nud has leen transformed. Ihe feouth
vensington museum n a child ol that
early exhibition, and is probably the
finest museum in the world. There
are five hundred schools of art in Great
Britain, nearly all of which had their
roots in that national humiliation.
This frankly speaking gentleman did
not leave his lesson to be inferred, but
told his audience that he thought it
quite likely that when the centennial
exhibition should le closed, the Amer
ican natinn would find itself precisely
in the condition of the British nation
shaied pins ot gold. Her gown, or
robe, was loose, extended to the knee,
and had big, loose sleeves, distended
t tne nrst time b h her robe was of d.lrk blue
departments or -lk embroidered with v
Long Reigns of English and French
Queen Victoria lias now attained a
very high rank on the roll of English
sovereigns for length of reign ; having
lately passed Henry VIII. and Henry
VI. she now stands fiflh in order, leuig
afill junior or inferior only to Eliza
Ieth, and the three long Thirds, Ed
ward, Hen ry and George. Elizabeth's
reign, from the death of Mary, Nov.
17, l.v8, to her own death, March 24,
lt0;i, lasted forty-four years and one
hundred and twenty-six days, so that
Victoria has to reign a little over five
years lefore she will equal her great
predecessor, fhen will remain ahead
only Edward III., fifty years and
nearly five months; Henry III., fifty
six years and nineteen days; George
III., fifty-nine years and three months.
But of cwurse even these long reigns
The Centennial Sunset.
On the evening of the fourth of
July, just as the sun wits setting, it
repeated its ld wonder with the flag
on jHount AJavmson. j.ne nag was
lown out straight Ly a north wind,
and the bending rays of the sinking
sun shining through it seemed to turn
it into an ensign of fire. Thousands
from our streets watched the transfig
uration. The flag floated fair as a
flaming sword, and swmed from the
mountain top like the living assurance
that in the future, whether through
daikness or through sunshine the na
tion was to pa-s, that banner would be
bright, the guide and stay of the na
tion, the glory of the world. Virginia.
A rROFESsoR in a certain college
had taken his class out, on a pleasant
afternoon, to exercise them in prac
tical surveying. The next morning
they were to be examined on the
same. The first man was called up.
Said the professor: " How would
you go to work to survey a lot of
land?" (Deep thinking, but no an
wer.) " I fa man should come to you
to get you to survey a lot of land,
what would you do ? " "I think,"
said the student, thoughtfully, "I
should tell hi in he had better get
silk, embroidered with yellow and red
silk ; her arms had several bracelet
ornaments ; her hands were small and
well formed, and covered with rings ;
she wore big hoops of gold in her ears ;
?he had a pretty lace, oval shaped,
large eyes, small mouth, and dimpled
cheeks. She smiled frequently as we
conversed with Sing Lee, but took no
part m the conversation. I think she
only could speak a very few sentences.
When 1 said we wanted to see her foot,
she evidently understood, for she
laughed, and put out her tiny, pointed
slippers. I got on my knee, and took
her foot in my lap and examined it
closely, and measured it. The foot
and leg were bound tightly in white
satin, apparently sewed neatly around
the limb. Ihere were bands ot gold
around her ankles; her ankle meas
ured ten inches in circumference at its
smallest place ; her foot was two and
three-quarter inches long, tw inches
broad in the middle, and one inch at
the toes ; over the white satin band or
stocking she wore blue satin slippers,
embroidered in silver. The slippers
came almost to a point at the toe. She
could only walk by aid of her cane,
which was on the bed beside her. It. yen
with its aid, her walk was limping and
painfully slow. The doll-baby foot, so
elaborately decorated in blue and silver,
hanging to the big ankle, which was,
of course, disproportionately large,
looked anything but handsome, ac
cording to my standard of aristocratically-molded
limbs and feet. Her legs
looked like sticks ot wood whittled
down to a point for a foot. But she
is evidently very vain of her deform-
ty. J ter naoy, one year old, had leet
fivo inches long, but he was a loy and
entitled to masculine freedom ot limb.
It looked incongruous to see so much
thousand two hundred tons and stow
ing at one time.
The room contains five thousand
three-inch tubes, thirty-six feet high,
placed upright in pairs five feet apart,
and each part connected at top and
bottom, the connecting pipes ranging
diagonally across the right lines ofthe
The room is divided into two set3
of tubes. Only one set of two hun
dred and fifty will be put in opera
tion this season ; these will make
eighty tons a day.
Ihe ammonia is brought Irom JNew
York in vessels, in the shape of liquid
or aqua ammonia, containing over
twenty per cent of ammonia.
Ihe ammonia is vaporized bv steam
and forced into the tubes. At the
top of the tubes ail over the building
are pipes finely perforated, into which
water is forced bv intermittent strokes
of the pump, so as to throw out all
over the top of the pipes, on their
outside, a fine spray ; this spray comes
in contact with the tubes containing
the flow of amnioniacal gas at a tem
perature below zero ; the spray, which
is the extreme of" water agitated, is
quickly congealed and slowly climlis
down the tubes in a coating ot ice,
which gradually thickens until col
umns of ice-like particles are formed
thirty-six feet long and two and a halt
These are then sawed up and down
and rived off rapidly from the tubes.
It is arranged that one or more pairs
of tulies may le worked at will.
When it i.s desired to take the ice oft
the tulies the gaseous ammonia is
drawn off either steam or liquid am
monia which is made by condensa
tion under great pressure, thus gener
ating heat consequently thawing the
ice around the tube.
Owing to the nature of water to
purify itself while freezing, the ice
thus made is perfectly clear, though
made of muddy water.
In .Sir Walter Scott's Life, there is
an amusing account of his professional
emolument at Jedburgh. In one wise,
gold, silver, satin, and jewels on one Scott's, client was convicted of house-
poor little crippled woman, sitting in
a little room uacK oi a wasn nouse,
and dressing and living in the bunk of
a lied, set against the wall. But she
seemed to be as muen at ease, and
have as much room in her curtained
six feet by four, as American ladies
find in a twenty-roomed house.
Women do not talk more than men.
They're listened to more, that is all.
A True Lady. Beauty and style
are not the surest passports to respect
ability some of the noblest fpet imens
of womanhood that the world has ever
seen have presented the plainest and
most unprepossessing appearance. A
woman's worth is to le estimated hy
the real goodness of her heart, the
greatness of heroul. and the purity
and sweetness of her character ; and a
breakup, fter the trial, the pris
oner .Mid tor. him, thanked him for
hifl-'ex'erli.jiiftud said he wa sorry
he could not . give him a fee, but hel
would give iim two bits of advice :
First, that a yelping terrier inside of
a house, was a better protection than
a big dog outside ; and secondly, that
no lock so fathered a housebreaker as
an old, rusty one.
True Man. Shakqeare's estimate
of true manhood is not more definite
and beau tiful than suggestive:.
His words are bonds, his nth nre oracles,
His love siucere, his thoughts iniunx-iiliitP
His tears pare mefsfnyers sent from his
His heart i f r from fraud as heaven from
" I don t care.
father's old shot-gurt anything.
Think of uncle's new boat and the
" 1 es, and all the Imats.
"It's too bad. isn't it?"
" Yes ; and to think we must sit
here and see'it all and not lift a finger
"Oh, look! look! Ihe sloops on
" Come, I can't stay and seo any
more. Ihe cowardly liritisliers to burn
the boats ! u hy don t they go down
town and fight hke-
" Come let's get the drum. It'll do
no harm ; and perhaps "
" Well let's. There's the fife, too ;
we might take that witn us.
They took to the water side, and,
with the drum lctveen tnem, ran as
fast as they could towards the main
land. Presently they reached the low
heaps of sand that showed where the
spit loined the fields and wods.
" AH right ; but we luustn t stand
till. We must march along the shore
towards the light."
" Won't they see us.
"JNo; well walk next the water on
the outside beach.
Oh, yes ; and they'll think it's sol- J
diers going down to the point to head
" Just so. Come, begin ! One, two
Drum ! drum ! ! drum ! ! !
Squeak ! squeak ! ! squeak ! ! !
" For'ard march !"
The fife stopped.
" IJon t laugh. 1 on II spoil every
thing, and I can't pucker my lips.
Drum! drum!! drum!!!
Squeak! squeak!! squeak!!!
The nu n in the town heard it and
were amazed beyond measure. Had
the soldiers arrived from Bostjn ?
W hat did it mean ; v ho were com
.Louder and. louder on the breeze
came that roll of a sturdy drum and
the sound of a brave fife. The soldiers
in the boats heard the noise and paused
in the work of f lest ruction. J he offi
cers ordered everyl)ody into the boats
in the greatest haste. The eople
were rising ! I hey were coming down
the jntiiit with cannons, to head them
otf! They would all be captured, and
perhaps hung by the dread In Ameri
How the drum rolled! The fife
changed iklune. It played " Yankee
Doodle. that horrid tune! Hark!
The men were cheering in the town
there were thousands ot them in the
woods along the shore 1
How the Britishers scrambled into
their loats ! One of the brave officers
was nearly left lehind on the burning
sloop. Another fell overboard and wet
his good clothes, in his haste to cscaj
from tne American army marching
down the lieach a million Ktrong !
How the sailors pulled ! No fancy row
ing now, but desperate haste to get to
How the people yelled and cheered j
on the shore! Fifty men or more
Duty and Pleasure.
Sometimes we make a great mistake.
and talk about duty and pleasure, as
though they were bitter enemies who
could never live in the same houe.
Though it may sound very funny to
you, yet it is quite true, that to do
what we don t like is one of the pleas-
antest things in the world, hit isn't
always so ; and just at first it often
does not seem so. For instance, it
wasn't very pleasant for Lizzie, last
Thursday, w hen she was curled up in
the arm-chair, reading a story bok,
with pussy sleeping in her lap, to have
grandmamma come in, ant. hear 3unt
say, "ljizzie, get up, and let grandma
nave mat cuair. liiit wnen sue got up
and grandma kisjred her and said.
Thank you, dear," I'm sure Lizzie
knew something about how pleasant it
is to do what you don t like.
Canon Kinsley says that a loy is not
worth anything until he has learnt to
do what he does not like. St. Paul
tells us that " even Christ pleased not
niniseit; and Jesus says, "l came
down from heaven, not to do mine own
will. It was not a pleasant thing for
Jesus to live a sufleriiig lite and die on
the croKs. 1 he scourge and the nails
hurt Him as much as they would you
or me. If He find pleased himself lie
would never have left the beautiful
home above, and the holy angels, to
lie the friend of sinners. And yet
there was a true pleasure in all tlii
pain, it was lortneioy that was
set before Him that He "enjured
the cross, despising the shame.
Virginia's Tribute to Custer.
Ili IuiioihI Whig.
" Oh, the wild charge they made ! "
Here is a theme for our Twets to st li
the heart, as with the purple blasts ol
a war trumpet. IW iiermau metaphy
sical nonsense, but in the good old
ringing English or Norman ballad
metre, to record the deeds of Custer
and his heroes in enduring song. It
has been the custom to give " pet
names to the cavalry, hence we called
Stuart "Jeb,"and Custer was known
as "Fanny of the golden locks" in
both armies " Miss Fanny," some
called.lijni, from his youth and appa
rent effeminacy ; but though almost
girli-h in appearance when he first en
tered the army, all his actions since
have provid that he bore the heart of
a lion in Ins slight frame, if not the
streupth of Hercules in his right arm.
The uorth alone 8lnll not mourn tlrs
gallant soldier. He belongs to all the
Saxon race, and when he carried his
bold dragoons into the thicket of the
last ambiHcade, where his un of lifv
forever set, we behold in him the true
spirit of that living chivalry which
cannot die, but shall live forever to
illustrate the pride, the glory and the
grandeur of our iniwii.-lia Me race.
Custer and bis men, though dead, shall
live while admiration ofthe heroic and
the memory of great deeds
among in n.
Fourth of July orator, (and yon might
have heard a pm fall) "the place
where we now stand was once a howl
ing wilderness here a pause as un-
exjected as unaccountable intervened,
and the audience became agitated "I
repeat, at length continued the
orator, " the place jvhere we now
stand was once a howling wilderness "
a second pause, but not so protracted
as the first, the speaker evidently hav
ing discovered that he was occupying
a position lor which nature had never
intended him. He again, however,
rapidly repeated (but with an addi
tion by no means complimentary to
himself or to his audience) "the place
where we now stand was once a howl
ing wilderness, and I wish it had re
What's a King. Our lxy Swipes,
says a UalUornia paper, is a regular
attendant at hunday-school. Jast
Sunday his teacher was explaining a
chapter to the chiss in the book of
Kings. After delivering herself ot
what she thought to le a very enter
taining discourse, she asked the class,
What is a king ? " This was a ioser
to the class, finally our boy Swipes,
who is the pride ofthe Sunday-fchool,
held up his hand. This made his
teacher smile benignly, lor she was
proud to see him so ready with an
answer, so sue saii :
Well, Swipes, what is a king?
Well, Miss, you see, when you
get in the king-row and put a checker
on him, hy then he's a king, and
when somebody It ads jack, mid
another leilow plays a queen in ieuro,
you can make his eyes hang out by
Liking 'em both with a king."
A distinguished professor ill ono
ft ,1 , . 1 1.. 1
or our iiieoiogicai seminaries rciai.es
the following: Being in Germany,
with a red-covered book in his hand,
a German, stipiosing the look to Iks
Murray," asked in Engli.-h if he was
in rngiishinan : l ne proiessor re
plied in German that he was not.
1 no conversation presently turned
upon an object ol architectural beauty
near at hand, in the course ot
the professor incidentally raised
question of its cost.
" Sir" exclaimed the Uerman, m-
tantly, "you arc an American!
How do you know that: rejoined
the professor. "Sir, continued the
German striking an attitude and as
suming a tone of great solemnity.
upon the resurrection mom, when
we stand beiore me vireai m into
Throne, the first question of every
American in the whole assembly will
he, How much did that throne
. A ft
If you see a man
Once there was a king who employed
his people to weave for him. The silk
and patterns were all given by the
king. He told the workers, that when
c i , ,
any tliniculty arose, tiiev should send
to him. and he would help them, and
never to fear troubling him.
Among many men and women busy
at the looms, there was one little child
who worked cheerfully, though often
alone. One day, when the men and
women wore distressed at the sight of
their fib:i-is thei silks were tangled
and tlieir weaving unlik'-the pattern
they gathered around the child, and
"Tyi us how it is that you are so
happy in your work. We are always
"Then why do you not send to the
king?" id the little weaver. " He
told iis that we might do so."
"So we do night and morning."
!" said the child ; " but I send
when I find I JiHVe a little
So let us nil take
troubles directly to th
He invite i us so to do, and promises to I
direct I ii
our wants and
Lord in prayer.
matters as his boots, his nails and his
linen vou mav be certain that sooner
. . -i .ii i i i i
or later ne win become a siouener, aim
that his affairs will be always more or
less mud. lied. Thus it will bo unsat
isfactoiv to have any dealings with
him either in his business or domes
tic capacity. He will Ikj continually
forgetting, he will lie everlastingly put
ting oil' what he ought to do, and end
ing often by not doing the same at all
or until too laie. j nus ii is a iierieot,-
lv correct and veritable instinct which
leads jHHiple to judge men by their ap
pearance. We are no advocates for
ostentatious splendor, but we would
have n ten remember that they often
allow those w ho are really their interi
ors in capacity to pas them in the race
ot' life, uid solely because they are
careless and indifferent in the ways wo
have indicated. Let conspicuous of
fenders against good taste realize that
the struggle for existence is now ecu
liarly keen, and lhat, other things lo
ing equal, he who takes pains about
himself in small matter is certain to
outstrip the individual who does not.
The former will ojlen bo favorably re
ceived where the latter is received
with courtesy. Of course, it is possi
ble torun from one extreme to another.
It mu.-t, however, lie obvious that neat
ness does not involve" splendor, nor an
enhanced expenditure, ltoth of which
thing- should, by individuals of mode
rate means, Ix- avoided. It is quite
poy.'ilile that care and frugality can go
I and in hand indeed, r.inny me; nlv
dressed people deuioi,.-l tale tlii- beyond
a doubt. In a word, slovenline in
okes. extravagance and discredit,
Lieutinvs, eeonernv and credit.