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J-'rnjTi Anliur'g llnmr. (razz!
AN ACT VMS LASOSCAPi:.
. T WR. I. K. CC03W1.T.
Out o'er the Autumn lea,
The maple, nohlesse o: our Northern wco-j.,
Rise yonder up, in gooi'sy altitudes.
IteJ ihaiirmr-d, as western jc.ks ?.t ."-unset Le.
Under the spread. t.g b"crh.
When tl'e breeze pjs.-c.- l.'t;C a n:rurr.er s'i,h.
I hear as 'twere tears full 'Votii so: mw's eye -There
squirrels glean their iiarCf-:-fi'.ld v. i;L va
Fh shruU, and time-s-n'bf .1 tree
Young bride and do'jge grooin -re hvn.c nrd
By wilding grap, whose purple clusters lift,
DUplay benealh a sere and msic: canopy.
Uplooking here and there,
The gentian with its fringe of delicate blue,
Lat of a beauteous, fragile race. I view,
Emblem of heavenly hrpe-come f;r:h from earth's
Husked their delicious eerg.
In courted grouped upon. t!ie ivmc'i ro-v.
Are birds whose breist? iiUc the ro e berri.'s
Ready to plume the flittir.g v,r. for jjur-.cyl;-
The mountain wardery strea:ri.
'Neath coverlet of cr;m;:rn. ;-o!;;. an brewn.
O'crhanging trees have geriiiioujly -ht i dewrs
Are lulling, yet with salli: lo.v, tov.it try dr
A toft, cerulean haze,
in distance teeming liijutd.
On ilopi, ad dcepeiiins in
Through aich, h'.te vc:k.i
f un's slsnt ray?.
Tkere is a g'ory "reun:'..
5ueh inth r.e er hocn t
fli'.vint; skif :,
Lrihe e e?, a-pear the
C i!'.V.i WTO'il,"
And never into mystic rhytliru bro-Jsnt ;
Fplcisdar, but iwt that Icn-J tLe p-
i-e a J.ve;
Kor pliinlr, everywhere.
As or.ee on kingly wall?, is w rittcri flocm 1
This brightness is but terchlig'it at tiii' tcu.h;
Or Hying ilolpULn's hues, c4-H.crr.eri'. ie rite.
Ay, even while I stay.
The forest valiants bar them ni'
To grapple with the ue. wii.K-.e i
Cornea o'er the hills as -wi-OT-i a V.r.n
- j mors,
s l::s pre"
Dad's Experinect 7itri Silly.
Less than a hundred miles from Syracuse,
lives an old farmer, whose given nr.me is Zury ,
a Hara-woKing, i-r. -j. .uu .fc. , --o
agoodfarm of ever a ..i ,
fihrnl lvrs. WHO iiave cccn uruutui 'J i
the agricultural implement, ftoui one ci . st:li needed several years ol training ueiorc &nc , a jjund-ed loms dTor, begged Joseph to prevail n
these I have my story. j was fit to rule anywhere. Whdly igno:ant -f Brizzi to pay his account. Joseph promised to
Old Zury had an old goat on the farm, who is j hrman nature, her own character undeveloped : f j.cac t0 h;3 master on the subject that same eve
not one of the most peaceably disposed creatures j her temper unsubdued hercypcikr.ee nc'hirg, her j r.jn;
in the world and on this account the boys take j childish dread of thought 01 care and the love of j Sjr' said he, "Father Michot has sent in
no little delight ia put-.iug hi.? lordship ca his ! cxitement still clinging to her, net vet sa'cd with j j,;, R!I..,ii Vill this morning; and if you would have
taps, once in a while, by way ef amusement : lor
long time the old man had noticed that when
Billy came home at night he was completely
covered with mud and water, ar.d cid Zcry could
not imagine how he should become so : so he de
termined, if possible, that he would find cut the
cause of poor Billy's daily misfortune.
One day he left the boys to pick up the raker.,
ic. after a hard day's work of haying and
walked around to the ridge, where Billy general- i an annoyance and a bure.cn.
ly kept himself ; it was about time for the gcat to We feel more on this subject than we can ex
goto the house, but there he lay, quiet and j prcf:s. We used to wonder as much as we dared
dry; 50 old Zury seated himself behind a stump, 1 wonder at anything, why fools were permitted
determined to watch his movements, for that t0 become mothers at all: till wc observed how
nis-ht at anv rate ; he had not been there more
than fifteen minutes, wnen wuo snouia r.e see
coming along the ridge but the two boys ; ms
first impure was to teli them to keep back, but
npon second thought, he said nothing.
Take my load. Hank," said Dick ; " it's my
turn to take the follcr to night."
Hank took Dick's lead torn his back, and
Pick going down the hill a iiule ways, soon
showed himself within a few yards cf where the
goat was lying.
Billy had already caught a glimpse of the boys,
and was soon on his feet. Hank laid flat on the
pound, and Dick on the edge cf the ridge, now
presented a. full front, which did not seem exactly
to please his goatship, for he pointed for him, and
Anvn vrnt Dick. 10 spsravate Billv to a till
Sore desperate lune f ain the signal ro,e, and I around their midnight throne, are set above tM -SyjW
but just as he got wi.hin a fow grasp of our limited faculties, forever moc.irg us ct
fcrt Dick lowered himself about two t cgs, and : with unapproachable glory ? And why it tna.
r.twred himself about fif .ecnfoet into &
ditch of water. Hank had caught sight cfa an: all j our view aad taken fom us, ltav.ng t.ie thoua
ewner of the old can's hat aUve the stvmp, and ! aad streams of affection to Cow hac in Alpine
.t i xr ,h bm. while Dick was not a little ! torrents upon our heart ! We are born for a
. . . . f...Vr. rra.jj
lurnnttfl nine buiintu inii.-..u."v
atnmp into a human oemg au
at tuteen paces, wno, oy -
4" . .. ..1. .3
. - . i . . i. rrr imm ..lit",
of the most forbearing persons m tne worici ; ai:u
M he looked around on the ground, Dick thinking
that a dub or stone might possibly be the object
of hi search, started on a keen jump for the
Urn. The old man made up his mind that the
mystery wu solved. That night Dick and Hank
didnt come home to supper.
I thought I should not be able to hold myself
together, as Hank related the surprise of old Zury
aad Lie son, as they stood face tWace. -
"But hold op," said he. 44 I haven't told you
the Ijost of it j et ; about two weeks from that
j time, cue day Dick and me had been workinc all
day, and we made up our minds that we should
j find old dad bucked, for he hadn't been in the
; field at all in the afternoon, and lie always kept n
; good barrel of ale in the cellar ; but when we star
j ted who should we see but the old rr.an edging
; around the ridge, so Pick aiiu me went over that
i wav. There was old dad, and there was the treat.
j We laid flat on the ground, anxious to know
j what the old man was going to do, when what
; was cur surprise to see him take the exact posi
j tion Dick had taken a couple of weeks before,
i We said nothingXir -Uaan'i seen ny of that
.; kin(Lf't,i't long time; the old man pres-
tnted rather a formvlall? npperuncc, but Billy,
' nothing daunted, pointed for the ma:k, the old
. man lowered, n little too late, for the goat took
; hi:n "plump.'' We heard something strike in the
mud, and it wasn't Billy, for he .steed lwking
t elywii over the ridge. Me and Dick pulled fjr the
! 1 am, and in a fov.' minute.'; v.-c saw old dad j ad-
the house covered with ira:c heir. Ltad
to I ot .
That liicht the old man was: d. erscd np in his
' Lest cloth's. T ventured to ask him if he was
i coir.c over to .- e the Deacon.
?t c tlio Deacon ! no ! Can't a mr.n put on
J good cloihes without going to see the Deacon i"
j "Yes," said Dick, looking at the el.'.r;
j ' cuu't .1 n:an go ati lscc thegoat, '.vitho.it tuuib
I line; in the mud?"
Dick was gone, and old dad Icokii.g at me,
i a.i i then very significantly at a heavy wooden
! booljack. I stepped out of the back door. Spirit
J of the Times.
great deal has been said and written about
arnages. ana many sensno.e ana expe- j
rienced ir.uivid-.iala have wanr.Iy re c:n trended the
! casiop-i. Hut, earlv marrisges as unu
! .hese reruns, decs not mean thcn-.arrsrreofchil-
! drca r a mistake into which so r.;any in there
! days fall. The evils pf these r.rcmaiure ir.ar
; are lasting and ftoricus. TI ey are well set f.-r;h
in an article fi-om the pen cfa lady ir: a recent
numbf r cf the Chris'ian Examiner, f.-eni wliich
we make an extract, for the special consideration not wih to know the thief, I beg that you wih
cf parents whose children are spprcachlng a n.'ar- j all quit the room. The watch is a repeater, and
ilageab'ecge, ar.d fjr such yourtg persons as are ' if it happened to strike it would expose him."
in foolish haste to enter the Lor.ds of wedlock : j Brizzi was generous to excess. He used actu
" The other question wc wcidel hr vf urged J sUy to be obliged to give his servant his money
upon the sex relates to early man iagrs. We leave j to keep for him in order to preserve it from the
Jc the phvsi'.'ian who. however, is r.tver thought nr.irercus iharpers by whoni he was almost al
cf in connection with such cvcr.tF the whi le ways Furrounded.
matter of physical consequence. But the terrible i " Here, Joseph." il ho, n pulUag t
result of a sure rr.attrnal ir.capce'ity for the moral ! handful cf gold cut of his packet, " take care of
t;-a"n'::- af a child, cannot be exatjera'cJ. And I thr.t for inc."
she who at c if h' cen wcr.ld be at all q -alllh cl for
the fiH i-espo I'iiblii lies cfa mother
rciiM he a
mere larc plicnomcr.cn tlian any in the ar.na.s cf
" Repeatedly it has been our ex7cr'ence. in trft
ch-g cut thchhlory cf seine fallow ores tureslngu-
T 1.. , ,- ...1 t lw'V -nt rirlilr.t:
,'.'a n r, LI."",!,; ' ;;vld4 1 was
vchiM cfa child ! Thcmottcr lad been mar-
ried under seventeen, and this
t.,,W w-m!,n nnA this had Ik en her first-
oo ... . . ... w -
uaiu. uiv.- (UHiitu-i nuu i:.ni..cv ...... . t-.-v
the pleasure of mere gnrlltoccl. Me 1 ft! .mngincu
th-t Eitrply to be a mother, broreht v,ith it
dignity ard-knowlcdgc er.ot gh for the cllxe. She
had scarcely a vague iaea 01 tne Rowmn responsi
bilities of hex r.cw effice, or concept icn cf the
cares with which that miraculous f!oy,-cr, the
human soul, should be watched and tcnelcd ir. its
unfolding. To her the infant was a charming
r.lavthincr. alive doll to be dressed or -crrctimcs
, 1 :
1 - mi
j the children cf very intellectual women were .
. sometimes mismanaged, uuv ii.u.-i. .-. ...... ...j ,
unthecrizing. even weak mothers, grew up m
wisdom ar.d gooaness. iius. as a bu"-""
early marriages naturally and obviously must
bring in o the community a set cf beings, whose
whole lives bear sad testimony to the experience,
inefficiency, and fatal mistakes of the girl mother
to say nothing of the generally unreasonable,
hasty, passionate severities of the boy father,
elated with being already head of a family !"
Immortality or Max. Why is it that the
with a beauty
rainbow and cloud coeo over us
that is net of earth, and then pass away and
leave us to muse on their faded 3ovtur.eR3 ? hy
i3 it that tho sa-s, which
hr?.. tbeir festival !
bright forms cf human beauty are prcser.-.ta to
i i,-,.:,. i;t.tt. t'nn tht cf earth. There is a
i -"t.". j
uvoWn.-la lhat slum-
II .... .J ,1m V.a.ltlflll hPlllf
N l rk win . 1 1 l ui c uo v - . .
, and where the beautiful being
wr UQ me ocean
that now passes before u3 like the meteor
stay in our presence forever. Prn'ic.
44 How rapidly they build houses now,
.. v,k.,... 1,1 .;t..n
SUCl VOr ilCHUo lAv wuvvuvi w Viu avvjt" v'"
as he pointed to a neat two story house ;
commenced that bundling only.
thev arc already putting in the i
reioined his friend, 44 next week they will put :
An Eccentric Character.
Mons. Brizzi, one of the most celebrated singers
or the Theatre It alien, in Paris, lately died in
Mouaco at a very advanced age. He was net
more famous for his talent than for the peculiari
ties of his character. The following anecdotes
conce rning him are not generally known :
One day a country musician, who had pestered
him a great deal on several occasions, called at
" Tell him that I am in bed," said Brizzi to his
u;.," .Mncu ms valet af:cr olovcd
his orders, " th-gentleman pays he will stojviii.
you get up."
" Tell him that I am very ill, then."
" If you please, sir, he says he knows two or
three excellent rem dies that will do a deal of
" Teli him that I am at the last grasp." and
have no chance cf recovery,
He says that, if that is the case, sir, he can-
no, think cf your dying without his taking leave
" Fay, I am already dead."
" If you please, sir, he says he should like to
sprinkle your corpse with holy water."
"In that case, "said Brizzi, whose stock of ex
cuses was exhausted, " let him come in."
One evening, as he was playing at piquet with
an individual of the name cf Goossant, who was
celebrated for his stupidity, Brizzi made a fault.
He instantly perceived it, however, and exclaim
" Ah ! how Constant I am !"
" Sir," said Goussant, " you arc t fool."
" Did I not say so V asked Brizzi.
' We!!, if I did not, I meant to do so."
One morning, as he was dressing, there Vrei a a
rreai many persons, as usuui, in ins rvuai. unli
denly I.e missed a very valu:
able watch, and com-
j gained of the loss. One of the company present
! imiiiediatelv cried cut :
Shut the door, and let every one be soarch-
j "On the contrary," replied Brizri, " as I do )
Why do you cot keep it yourself, Fir i said
i "I thin, it wi.I mcemmoeic me.
j " It cannot do that, sir, in ycur coat pocket."
i replied Jo( ph.
j "You are right," said Brizzi, ' I will keep it,
' tt.r.r. "
"n:1't Brizzi was not destined to retain possession
of themoncv in question very long. The manner
in which he lost it is so very characteristic that
we shall relate it. - -
. . . . .
I , T V "V: ? J ?
( ri..et.iv ineleoteu liaviii" lieani u.ii uv ..au i iluhu
: tj.e kJ:1incSi to pay jt
'j (l Ala. , ,k.d Brlzxi in a mclanchcly tone,
j ll2T COR.e too Ia.c aiy poor Joseph. I
have no money k-fc."
" How have you spent it, sir ?"
" I have not scent it !"
" Then ycu have lost it at play ?"
" I never play my faithful Joseph
rich enough for that."
" Ah ! I see it all," cried his servant.
I am not
you not just left your friend, the Chevalier de
' lie has taken your money ?"
" Without doubt, he has." replied Brizzi. with
; a g. .
"The poor f.llow told me that he had
j & ra so l kft hiin havc what he wanted,
To tell the truth, he has not left me a single sti-
vcr. lousce, Joseph, you are too ia.e. DJ'
tho devU did ycu reuise to taiee charge ot mv
, -ney forme this morning!" -
A Hoosirtii's Deschittiok or
the Astor House I met upon tho
! IU I
two days, for I saw tncre was a rigoi eul1''
'. chance of s'arving to death, and 1 m opposed to
that way of going dovvn. I put up at one ot their
taverns, and I allowed I was going to be treated
to the whole."
44 WLcredid you stop?" taid I, interrupting
44 At the -tlsAsfore House! I allow you don't
eon, as they called it, four times afore break
, . .
fast, and then, when I went in to cat. there wan t
nerry vitties on tne taotc ;
44 What was there ?" I ventured to inquire.
44 Well," said the old man, enumerating the
items cautiously, as if from fear of omission,
"tberwas a clean Dlate wrong side up
i - '
1 ii , , . . . 1 tt r h.n rj .n I rip h i .1 , , . . . ,i . . . - , . 1 . . - ...... .i.or .1, ij .1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ... ... 1 t . .
. . . . , . 1 . ... - 1
ituwwi"""" .. .w ttv irnrJ nnlhhnr rs. I'., has been Willi 1 wnnn.i.. i,.ii.i.. - . , . , , ..... .i,i :,
exhibition at New lork, ana wno naa bu , rl cnCh an effort fonng Ins request wou.a .. - m,-, x
-ro-me,asheca.ledit. OQiny r art to entertain he, Sheisa well di,-! ZJZcZ Z of tWir utu.ic. imid the light and incen
" Did you remain long m JNtw lone f a abi- v.otran aTld t like her, only there are so , v, m -i- . " f ( AhC.lA sunshine and leaves, see i.ed to have
rd him. ' w enVwf mwn wliich she will talk. Nieia con.m.s w . -;ibr.nt weirds a werhtn of Ocnl
"Well, no "an-wercd he, though' folly, "only :n,tl maAct. an 1 likes to tell wha' to -Jesus Christ; Opening t """" ,,nt eloonent."
; 44 they knife, a clean towel, a split spoon, ana a nana- r, m -o - . f harity was raet at anoincr rrv
f . .......I : ,flV,( rmicerl the veilCraUle SstierUI ; jv-4- l ,J mnnoir o
last week, and biU : and wnai s worse, auueu my -'l'uu''. .-b."w, " , ... i street. " Didn't you say you -----
lixkts." 44 Yes," i 44 the insultm' nigger up and asked me wnat l iroin nis siumoers. v.ue. . . visions " asked Chanty.
in -wanted. 4 Yittles ' says 1, 4 bringin yer vitties, . hisdesk. 41 hilence in toun-inrrr - . r;nn,
andl'U help myself!"
Fast Printing FreES.
We learn from the New York Tribune that Mr.
ictor Ieaumont of rvew iork has invented a
printing press which, at moderate rate, will
deliver thirty thousand Hicets printed on both j Afer the Indian batths, on one occasion, a fa -sides
in single a hour. Its movement combines j nious juggler visited the carr.p. and performed his
the original principles of Napier, which are ap- ! feats Leforo the General, his family and stafT. A
plied by II:e in his great press, with some new i mong his jierfonnanees, this man cut in two
and beautifully simple arrangements and de- with a strvke of his sword a lime or lemon place J
vices of the inventor. It has a large central eyl- i in the hand of his assistant,
inder like the Hoe press, on which are fastened j Napier thought there was some collusion be
the forms for both s;d-s eft he sheet to be printed, j twe-en the juggler and his retainer. To divide
The tjne held fast by Hoe's patent column rules, j hy a sweep of the sword on a man's hand so
t;o --t'CT used jTln ptrip or band j small an ob;cct without touching the ffesh, he
dispensing with men to fi edtlie fcjprra eP.t; , i. , Kimilarinci-
as in other power presses. This strip or band Mr. i dent is related by Scott in his romance cf the
Bcanmont arranges very ingeniously he avoids i Talisman.
the inconvenience inseparable from having it in ! To determine the point, theGe-neral offered his
the form of a roll, by laying it in a pile, folded
backward ana forward like a piece of broadcloth :
one end of this pile is put into the press, which '
draws its own supply without tearing or strain j
ing t paper till the whole sheet has passed)
throuph. As their are no feeders, room is oh
taincd for additional printing cylinders - a mod
eTatc sized press will have twelve of these, and
will require three hands to run it two of them
being employed in carrying and looking afer the
yapeif. Each twelve cylinder press will work
four jf these continuous sheets at a time, or one
to e arh three cf its cylinders. Each sheet will
pass (twice through : at its fust pssage one of its
sides-will be entirely printed, the forms of the
new. aper be'ing impressed on it alternately.
As itcomcs out the machine lays it back again in
the time sort of a pile, and then carries it to the
proper spot for it to be taken up and passed I I had not abuse-d the man as I did before my
throigh a second time, which prints the sides staff, and challenged him to the trial, I honestly
lefc Uank before. Then the machine parses it j acknowkdgel would have retired f om the en
alnpjto the knives which cut the sh'et r.part, j counter. However, I put the lime on my hand,
whihiano' her contrivance puts them in neat piles and set out my ami steadily. The juggler bal
rea(T" for the carriers. These knives are verv ! arced himself, ar.d wi h a swift stroke cut the
ingetlcits. A serious difficulty has been expe- lime in two pieces. I felt the edge of the sword
riened in other machines designed to a contin- i on my hand as if a cold thread had been drawn
uoua sheet, from the fact that an ordinary knife across it : and so much," he added, "for the
camt t le relied on to cut paper which is wet , brave swordsmen of India, whom our fine fellows
enough for printing. This inconvenience Mr. j di fa' el at Meear.ee."
Ecn-tnrnt obviates by making his serrated, or j This anecd He is certainly a proof of the sin
saw khaped knives with long and Rente teeth, ; cerity of an honest mind, ready to acknowledge
whiii easily pierce the pater, and once having I error, and of bravery and Calmness in expiating
ob'aaied an entrance, the cutting is completed j that error.
; A Profitable Pest.
Th Taris correspondent of the New York
Evenm Times, among other items of interest.
gives. the following :
" Next to the berth of British Ambassador t
Paris, I suppose that the post of correspondent to
the London Times is most to be desired. Let me
rehearse a few of the immunities mid p rivh ge s of
!hat individual. His f alary is S5 ffO a vcar. lie
has a handsome suite of rooms furnished and paid , Rnd tlie Rjmjnisuator decided in his own mind J caused peopleto dig for it, but when found, every
for by the paper. He has two clerks constantly j lhat he wol,id pav nothinc till he had examined ! rerson connected with the enterprise had toex
in hwnnrlov. who read the French iourr.als. i rr .,., ' A.rA. SMrAinc carefjllv I periment on its combustion, and rain were the
translate, collate, cut out items from ?.',..'.
I and tdd their eyes, invention, experience and
j observation to his. These gen'lemen are rmd by
"""''"',J'- V,"'v' . ?. ! '
stand in luced-and the library is a very choice
i and Mmplete collection of standard authors,
cyclopedias, dictionaries, and other books of re- j ljat btcf,lrie pious lately."
fcrence. He is empowered to pay for any im- j jje replied in a solemn tone : " Yes, thanks to
por:nt intelligence, just what it may cost. ! lhc j prd jes5t J have found out the way of sal
Wlun the Post Office closes early, to the infinite j vat
anncyaneo of all us correspondents oflow dgree. . And ,jJOIJ ias. ixi.n dipped, I hear," contin
he writes on merrily till sunset, and then hires a . uod .jie Quaker. " Dost thou know James Hun
man to jump into the 7 o'clock train and take 1CJ.
his letter to London 1 The Tim's pays the bill. ; j,-,ncs anSwcri-d i.i the afiirmative.
Besides all this, his position is such that a gnat : Wvll,hc also was li;pcd sometime ago," re-mr.Bj-things
come to him, without his giv.ng rund Hcpper : "but his neighbors say
himself the trouble tog-- to them. Thus, a pron- ( .j j-;,u't Pet the crown of his head under wa-
lamation of Ilenrv - dis-.res to see the light. M
Bcrrycr sends it to the correspondent of the Lon-
don Times, who gives it to one 01 nis cierks 10
j Jit other corresrondents. when
I thej see it in p.rint, throw up their hands, and
I ,..!. !,n K nun l-ncw there was such a proc
tion in existence, and where he wint to get
l) VlHltl w v 4'- .-- ' - k
it. In short.it is a great th rg 1o represent the
! London Tim-. in Paris. To Ik- able t say you
arcthe Russian Ambassador, is one thing : to be
! &,TlXli to confess vCu are the Envoy from Venizu- j
; ja ;3 ono;plCr. To stand up and say you are
j ' srrf,nient'of the Tim?, U to locate "yourself:
I wT-ccn the two, and rather nearer the top than
: the foot of the column."
1 - . v'i . ,
i A IFLL from
ADinAr!lnchwemakeasingle extract, descriptive 0.
" an every day chancer :-
January o. inis nas ue-eii a iu..s u.v
she saw there. She was descnbing a new Knvt
cf Vfctav1e that she saw : it had a sort of twis-
tcd anp-ancei an,i was potr..? tender. Then
igM some butter, which was jioverfu
i sweet. She confessed, though, that she saw
grtmeat E higher price, which was rwtrVf strong,
This unlucky word is always npon her tongue.
xhe babe has a cold ar.d coughs ro'-rt'?, while
- , , th- mornjne.
E7- "A certain Chief Justice, now no more
was once holding court in East Cambridge .The
bar was croweled with lawyers waiting
calling of the docket, and tne ouage, Xi"
. a -1 . .
a minw w D?iaauu.F.uu. -
m T B . , .. .... i IV. I1IT !Hl 1111111 lil IMV w
. . , inc. Lino ui'Vi i ivrvjn - ev. v.. - . ...!. n i n . i n : i iu uiv
vi : w.n nicinf a erreai suoui. ! "i-1"1"" . . r.v.
Napier and tie Indian Sworderran.
We give an anecdote illustrative of the unpar-
! alleled dexterity of the Indians with the sword.
j as well as of Napier's sinvpliciiy of charae'er.
! own hand fur the experiment, and he stretched
! out his right arm. The juggler loeked attentive
ly at the hand, and sa:d he would not make the
" I thought I wculi f.nd out I" exclaimed Na-
' But tep," added the other, " let me sec your
' left hand
The left hand was submitted, and the rr.an
then said firmly, " it you will hold your arm
steady I will perform the fiat."
" But why the left hand and not the right ?"
" Because the right hand is hollow in the cen
tre, and there is a risk of cutting off the thumb :
the left is high, and the danger will be less. Na
" I got frightened," he said ; I saw it was
an actual feat of delicate swordsmanship, nd if
The Dishonest Convert.
T'pon a certain occasion, a man called on him
with a due bill for twenty dollars against an es
tate he had been emrdovtd to settle. Friend
1 Hopper put it away, saying he would examine it
j and at:ena to it as" soon ;-s he had leisure. The
j man caiit j nin a short time after, and sla'ed
I ,ia!; jie nffj 0r S)x dollars, and was wihing
: t0 givc a r(.ct jpt for tiie w hole, if that sum were
! .,.-. j Tl.? nm-:rition crpiiel snsnicion.
t ,v,c. be found a reeeiv.t fr the monev. !
j lncntioning the identical items, date and circum
stanccs cf the tmnsaction : stating that a due
! 11:1,1 wen Bn,?a',u lol-' " -
ca,lod flr pVincnt. Isaac said to him in a
j ouict " Frieud Jotie,
I understand thou
tor. The devil crept into the unbaptized part.
arld hag Wll tllisy within him ever since. I am
fi-aid they didn't get ;? quite under water.
think thou hadst ix-tltr oe uipi.-ea aiia.i..
As he spoke, he held up the reccij.t for twenty
dollars. The countenance of the professedly pi
0:1s m-n became scarlet, and he disappeared in
stantly. " liaae T. Uopr, A True Life," ly
Aktt.kss Fimpi t.-ity. The Petersburg (Va
nn,o'r.V relates a very in'erestinganecdi.te of a
Hlsl8 boy of that city, h- having recently lost
; his father, found himself dc barrel ti.erei.j Lomj
! t llS
j ; ; . ifhu lu.rt 1lC sat
i ,Wn ami ,,-avelv wrote a letter to his Red, em er,
-r thr. liv's wants, and, with
he deposited in an emtio; e the amount required,
and dhe-cted itto the young supplicant. We
have never heard a story that in so short a cem
SI Ctl-HIS n linirvin.iuin.uiv - c
, lesson. It COml-lt'.eS a siligu.ariy n-u.
: on cf fine illustration of the great pillars of relig
i ion. Faith, Hot and Charity, and would not
i wihtoknow the man ho could hear this -plain
1 unvarnished tail' witho.it feeling himself and his
i kind tnnoble-d by ti e recital."
- countryman yester-
A ho vve P to Ug f()r
, euiy, uvx i -
The kind hearted countryman pulled out
Aniline. ni C it to the young rascal, who
a notue Kiiieuie,
:f r,..errkcrs. boon atier, tuc
Curicsitiea cf Puritan History.
Some of the "Curiosities" copied from the
MS. Records of the General Court of Massachu
and published in Putnam's last, re rath-
er amusing. For instance
"The Corte thinke it convenient yt order Le
given toye Auditor to send 12 gallons of pack &
G gallons of white wine, as small testimon- of
ye Courts respect, to yt rerrend Assembly, of
Eldeis at Cambridge." Vol. 2. CC, 1C44.
Just think of a legislative assembly sending,
by way ef compliment, a keg of whLkey to a con
vention of ministers ! And yet our goed fathers,
though they honored the cis'om of drinking, did
not he.nor the drunkard. They put the mark of
the beast upon !;, nd held him up unto public
" Is ordered that Rcbte Coles. fer drunkenness
by him committed at Roxbury shall be difian-
ch'sed wear aljout his r.ecke &. so io hang upon
his outward rarmt. a D made of redd cloth & sett
upon white, to eon'ynnue this for a y-. and
not to leave it of at t any tynie when Les coa.
ami ngst company under penalty," Ac. Ych 1.
Profane swearers received even a more painful
Elizabeth, the wife of Thorras Aphgate, was
censured to s'ar.d wi h her tongue in a cleft stick,
"for swearing, railing, and re-vileing.'' Vol. 1.
Quacks were not by any means permitted the
" full swing " they now enjoy.
"Nich: Knopp is fyned VI., for takcing upon
him to cure the scurry by a water of noe worth
nor value, which he solde att a very dear rate, to
be imprisoned till hoe pay his ffyne or give sccu
rytie for it, or els to be whipped, and shall be ly
able to any mans accent of whome hee hath re
ceived money for the sd. water." Vol. 1.57,
Nor were bakers permitted to cheat ia the
weight of their bread.
" John Sione and his wife were Rclmcnishcd to
make bigger bread, and to take hee 1 cf offending
bymakting too little bred hereafter."
History cf Ccal.
Bituminous coal, or sea ccal was known up
wards of a thousand years ago, in the year eif our
Lrd 853, but did not come into use before the
ICth contur3-. and was not use-d in the manufac
ture of iron until the 17th century.
Anthracite coal came gradually into use so late
as the 19th century. So early as 1700, anthra
cite cal was known to abound in the county of
Schuylkill, in the State ef Pennsylvania : but it
being a different quality f.-ora that known as sea
or bituminous coal, and being hard ef ignition, it
was deemed worthless until the year 1702, when
a black-mi. h ef Pennsv Ivania, named Whe'ston,
brought it into notice. His success in burning it
attempts to bum it by the majority of them, aad
. all came to the conclusion lhat it would not come
into general use.
About the year 1800, Mr. Morris, who had a
large tract of land in Schuylkill county, Pennsyl
vania, procured a quantity of coal therefrom, and
tek it to Philadelphia city, but he was unable,
with all his heroic exertions, to bring it into no
tice, and abandoned his plans. From that time
until 1S05 it was talked of as a humbug : when
accidentally a bed of coal was found in digging
a race f r a water wheel far a f. rge, which indu
ced another blacksmith. David Berlin, to make a
trial ..fit. His sucess in 1 iced others to try to
burn Pennsylvania c:.r.l.
V.'..!t?nir or Nati uk Willis, in m pie-fi-ant.
rambling lctte'rs firni " Id'., wild," indulges
in this pl.-a-ant fancy ' Oc le-'s first Sunday
, incd to K. R .i.-in f High Mas cut of
( moun ain galleiitd temple wi.h its
ten mile fhor was deo ra td by the Urst frost ;
an 1 the three glens which traverse it wire like
three ai.-les cart-etcd with rainbows. Stillness,
brightness, purity and all, it seemed to me I had
never seen a morning with more Sabbath in it.
By common consent, the winds seem excluded
f -om thee open-air sen ices. It is only when
they are hushed that Nature sems devout. But
the streams played their varying chant Idle
wild (perhaps K-oausc a jicw-Wu daugh'cr of
mine was cradled among its leaves) the loudefit
voluntary of all. The Moodna, descending more
tc town of this
1 m.,.;, . s;u-,.,W.k. on the other
7Zr wildest and most pr.-ipitous to,
rent of all. is the slender-voiced audlcss constant
i e d bndle, on Sunday ttioniing. ui:im-ns u;iv
sc cf th
7-Max. Man is like a snow ball. Leave
hiia in id'enss against the sunny fence of p:os-pe-ri
y. and all the .o-l that's iu him melts like
fresh butter in ho. days ; but kick him arottnd,
and he ga' hers his s.reii.t'i with every revolution
until he grows to at ava'anche. To n '' u6
ure in the world, you must keep moving-
Old Squire B-
,vas ehcted Judge of
theinforirCou t of some co .nty in l.e.rg.a.
When he went home his delighted wife exclaim
ed " Now, my dear, you are Judge, what am 1 1,
4 The same darned fool you allers was,' was the
ZJ- A Tersian philosopher being asked by
what method he acquired so much knowledge.
answered,, 44 By not being prevented by shtxae
from a -.king questions h"n I w" ignorant