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Elenore: A Song.
BY JOHN H. CANOLL.
"Where art thou! my heart's best treasure,
ffiore art thoul 0 spring of pleasure,
O'er me golden clouds are flying,
Gentle wind, around me sighing,
, Iverything to woo the trying;
Whore art tbou, Eleuorul
.tery thing with light la gleaming,
Earth wUh joy and love is beaming,
Everything la bright around mo,
As the hallowed huur that found thee
Captive in tbu arms that bound thee;
Where art thou, Elouoruf
Where art thou, 0 spring of pleasure,
Where art thoul my smdVhiat treasure,
Dreary is the way bolbre me,
Hope niny hung no rulubow o'er me,
Till the day thut Heaven restore thco;
Where art thou, Klenore I
UfThe following U contiibuted to tbe Tlome
Journal by Mrs,-T. II. Bcvtmcoa, of Galveston,
Texas: " ' " '" '
I law a youthful mothor,
Once on a summer's day,
'. ot down a smiling int'uut,
Tn WRtj.h lb fnlirt ttliivl
It gamboled on the rlowruts -That
deo :ed tho carpet o'er,
And seemed with chilJhh wonder,
Juwu oDjeet to explore.
A something on the- instant
Its glad career arrests :
And earnestly it guzes where
A golden sunbeam rests;
While on the now tbuud glory
It fixed Its wondering eyes
And trustfully reached forth Its Land,
. To seize the glittering prize.
And now Its tiny Angora clasp
Tbe treasure rich and rare,
?hlch In its baby Innocence,
It surely thought v there.
But, aid that hand uncloses,
And to iU earnest guze
Boveals no gems of beauty-
Wo bright imprisoned raj s.
And then the first of many toan
Fell on that cherub face
The first sad disappointment
In life's uncertain race!
And thus it hath been with ns all,
Who it dark game hath ployed
We've sought to grasp the sunshine
And only found thasliudii.
OR, THE MYSTERY SOLVED.
A TALE OF FRONTIER LIFE.
Towards the close of the latter part of the
year 1751, the French, aided by vast bodies
ol the Huron and Iroquois Indians, had be
gun to make themselves very disagreeable
neighbors to the British and American col
onists in northern Virginia, Ohio, and the
northwest portions of Kew York Stale the
Vrem;Hi by thrirenoroftuhmont on th front
ier, and the Indians, by their numerous fo
rays and savage barbarity to all who were
unfortunate enough to full into their hanJs.
To put a stop to these aggressive proied
ines, numerous bodies, both of the "regulars'
and the colonial militia, were despatched to
the several points assailed; and among the
rest, a Col. Henry Ines, with a company ol
some dozen Virginia riflemen, was ordered
to occupy a small outpost, or a log iort,
which, at this period, stood within a few
' miles of the north fork of the Allegheny riv
er. Having arrived safely at their quarters, the
little company set about righting the old
fwf rA tnala it oa iininfartaMu lb iiin-nniclun
UliW iiiu nv it, io i. vr 1 1 1 iwi bvsviu iil-liliaitiiL
ces would permit; and this being done, and
order once more reslored.sentries wen placed
at all the advanced points of the station,
while lite sirictest vigilance was both en
joined and exercised by day and night.
Among the Virginia riflemen who had vol
unteered lulo the company was a tall man!) ,
fine looking young lellow, who frum his fa
tal and untiring skill as a marksman, had
. received the somewhat awe inspiring num. dc
plume of "Death." But with whatever jus
tice this name bud been applied to him foi
las skill, his disposition certainly entitled
him to no such tenor-spreading epithet.
On the coiMrary, he was the very lift of tbe
irvs nts ii v
His rich fund of mother wit, large social
propensities, aim constant good nature reu
dered him a general favorite with the men;
. while the uever failing stock of game which
ns skill euamea mm to suoulr the m&s La.
bleof the tiificers with, not only recommend-
eunimto tueir goou . graces, but caused
many a little "short coming" of bis to be
wiaked at and passed over iu silence, which,
otherwise, peihaps be might not have got
over su easily
Tbe company had not been stationd at
the fort much more than a week or two ere
Death, in one of bis excursions for fame,
discovered that at a small farm house some
three miles or so distant from the fort, there
lived a certain Miss Hester S tanhopt, whose
equal in beauty and amiable qualities he had
never seen before. And to render himself
still more certain of the fact, he called tbe
day following, under covet of pretence of
having left his powder flask.
Death was invited to come again, by far
mer Stanhope, who happened to b from the
came parish as the father of our hero; and
tve need scarcely say that the invitation was
both eagerly and joyfully accepted, and. as
often aa circumslauceg would permit.compli
:. The second week after this occurrence
took place was marked by two events, which
though both aQecting the well' jf the lit
tle community of the firt,were of widely dif
ferent degrees in importance. ,
' The Aral wag that Death had either sud
denly lust all his skill as a marksman, or that
the game had removed to a moie distant
ueighhorhood, for the officers' larder had been
lound sadly wanting in the i If ins of wood
cocks, blackcocks, ptarmigan. &c, for the
past week, and the second and most impor
tant of the two events w as, that in regular
succession, four sentinels had disappeared
from the extreme left line, without leaving
the slightest truce to elucidate tha mystery
of their disuppeaiance.
The lust circumstance struck such dread
into the breasts of the test of the coinmpany
that no one could be found willing to vol
unteer to take tha post well knowing
mat it would be only like signing their O'vu
death warrant to do o; and Col. Ines, not
wishing to wilfully sacrifice the lives of his
men by comvdlina them to no. enioined
double caution to the remainder of the senti
nels, and left the latal post unoccupied for
night ot two.
Two or three recomioitering parties had
been despatched off round the neighborhood
in the hope of finding some clue to the mvs
lery; or of obtaining some intelligence of the
enemy, but they each returned as wise as
they started, with no reward for their
trouble save weary bones.
It was on the third night of the desertion
of the post that our hero. Death, was return
ing to the fort, after paying a visit to Stan
hope Faim. The moon was un, but her light
whs nearly nil obscured by the dense masses
of clouds which at evey few minutes were
driven by a pretty stiff bieeze over her face ;
while the hue trees,, now all in full leaf,
creaked and groaned, and bent their forms to
and fro, aa the heavy gubts ruthed whistling
in among their branches.
Our hero had approached within a hun
dred yards of the termination of the forest
that skirted the small open space iu which
the fort stood when suddenly he paused, and
crouching down on his hands and knees,
crept cautiously forward a few paces.
Having remained in this posture lor sever
al minutes he again stealthily retreated in
the manner he had advanced ; and plunging
into the forest again, emerged at a point
considerably lower than w here he had iuteiid
ed to leave it before,
Col. Ines sat reading, ulone, in his pri
vate apartment, when au orderly entered
and info.med him thut one of the men wish
ed to speak to him.
"Show him in," said the colonel; and the
next minute our friend Death entered, and
made his test bow to his commanding offi
cer. "Well, what scrape have jou been getting
into now ? asked the colonel, when he saw
w ho his visitor was.
Kone, colonel," replied Death: "but
have come to ask a favor."
"Let us hear it," said the colonel, "and
we will then see what we can do."
"Well, colonel, it is simply this: If you
will put the 'rifles' tinder my orders to-night,
and let trie occupy the deserted post, I will
nut only clear un tne mystery ol tne uisap
pearance of the four sentries, but make
post tenable for the future
"But how?" said the colonel, iu intense
"1 guess, colonel," answered Death, "you
had better let me have the men and order
us off, and I'll tell you the whole affair after
ward. I promise you that not one shall re
ceive a scratch, that is, if they will follow
my directions implicitly."
"You are a strange man." said the colo
nel, "but 1 think 1 will H you have vour
own way ibis time. When do you intend
"In about an hour's time,", answered the
"Yei-y well, I will oive the necessary or
ders, so that ynu can start when you think
proper. And what is more, if you perform.
all tnat you promse, ami uou v cauno me tu
regret having humored you, you snail nave
poor CambeU'a place."
Hector Campbell was a brave but very
headstrong young Scotchman, who had oc
cupied the H)6tof leiutenantat the fort. In
a suddeu freak of daring he had vol
unteered to stand sentry at the fatal spot
from which three sentinels had already to
mysteriously disappeaied, aud he paid fur
his rashness with his life.
'Now, my lads," said Death, as iu about
an hour after his conversation with Col.
Ines. he approached the deserted post, at the
head of a dozen tiflemen who had been tem
porarily placed under his orders, "I'll tell
you what we are going to do. The long and
short of the affair is simply this: it's a gang
of them cussed, thioviii' Iroquois, that cir
cumvented and carried ofT our four men
shooting them with their arrows, and then
decamiung with their bodies.
"To uigiit, as 1 was returning to the fort.
I suddenly thought I heard the sound of sev
eral voices, and creeping on my bands aud
knees toward the spot, got nigh enough to see
and hear that about a .dozen . Iroquois were
there and then arranging their plans to sur
prise the fort to-night intending to steal in
upon it by ' the point which their cussed
deviltry had rendered so easy of access. 1
only stopped lung euough to learn this,
when I hurried oil" to the Colonel, and asked
him to place yon at my disposal, and hew ws
are. 1 did not say a word to him about
what 1 had learnt, being .determined, that if
possible, the 'rifles' should have tin honor of
exterminating .the varlets. And now I ask
vou, are you willing and ready to follow my
Every man cheerfully answered In the af
firmative; and with quickened pulses, and
sanguine hopes, the little company again
The post consisted of a long narrow space,
bounded on each side by a rocky, shelving
bank; while its extreme end was closed in
by the dark and impenetrable looking forest.
The bank on each side of the pass was thick
ly covered with brush and underwood and
among these. Death now carefully concealed
his men ; taking care tq arrange them so their
tire would cross each other, and bidding
(hem not to fire until he had given the signal.
and after they had fired, not to stop to re
load, but, clubbing their rifles, to jump down
and finish the struggle in that manner, -
With steady alacrity, each man took u p
the post assigned him; and in another min
ute the spot presented the same lone, still
and solemn appearance it had worn previous
to their arrival.
The little company had begun to grow
very impatient, and Death, himself, to fear
that the Indians had either rued of making
the attempt or else had changed their plan
of attack, wlien suddenly his quick eye de
tected the form of one of his crafty foes issue
in a crouching position front the deep shad
ow w hich the lofty trees threw far up the
"Three sixnine twelve thirteen,"
counted Death, as one alter another they
merged in single file, fiom the wood, and
with quick cut-like stealthiness of movement,
advanced up the pass; their rifles in trail',
and their bodies and faces rendered
still more hideous and ferocious looking, by
tne grotesque markings ot trior war paint.
On they came, silently, and all unconscious
of the fate thut was in store for them.
The foremost of the band.whose command
ing stature, wolf-teeth collar, eaele's tuft.
at once proclaimed as chief, had advanced
directly opposite the bush in which Death
was hid. when the other with startline
distinctness imitated the cry of the night
owl, and discharged his rifle. Eight of the
inuans ten Dy tne volley winch the remain
ing riflemen now poured in upon them: but.
strange to say, one of the five who did not
fall, was the chief whom Death had aimed
at. This unsual event was owing to the fol
lowing cause:the brunch of the bush on which
he had steadied his arm in firms, had sud
denly yielded at the moment he discharged
ins piece, inns renueriug Harmless nis otner
wise deadly aim.
Uttering an imprecation at his bad luck.
Death sprang down the bank with the rest of
his companions, and with one bound reached
the side of the Iroquois chief. They eran-
pled aud both fell heavily to the ground.
clasped, and darting glante9 of hatred ateach
other trom beneath their knitted and scowl
"Keep ofT." shouted Death, as he saw one
or two of his companions in tho act of
stooping down to assist him, "keen off.
and if he masters me let him go."
Uver anil over they rolled, writhing and
straining, but seemingly, neither obtaininc
any advantage over the other. At last the
nead ol the Indian came in contact with the
point of a rock that protruded from the bank.
stunning him so that he relaxed the vice
like grip of Death's throat ; and the latter,
thus released, springing to his feet, finished
his career by bringing the heavy breech of
his ntH, with sledge-hammer force, down up
on his head.
The remaining four Indians had been
likewise despatched ; and the victorious
riflemen, (none of whom had received any
wound worth mentioning,) now sent up such
a shout for their victory, that the old wood
rung with it, minutes after.
A3 Uii. ines had promised, Death was
promoted to the vacant post of Lieutenant,
and now, dear reader, we bez to inform you,
that our hero, and promising veteran.aud Gen
eral Morgan, ot revolutionary notoriety,
were one and the same individual.
About a fortnight after this eventful nieht.
Slanhope Farm became the scene of as
much mirth, good eating and dancing as
could possibly be disposed of during the
twenty-four hours; aud though we think it
superfluous to do so, we will add that the
cause of this merry-making, was the mar
riage of the bilious Hester Stanhope with
A Doctor's Life.
Tho following are some of the sweets of a
Doctor's life. If he visits a few of his cus
tomers when they are well, it is to gel his
dinner; if he don't do so, it is because, he
cares more about the fleece than the flock.
If he goes to church regularly it is because
he has nothing else to do; if he don't go it
is oecauiie lie nag no respect ior tne saooatu
or religion. If he speaks to
keeps bad company; if he passes them by.
ne is no better man other loiks II he has a
good carriane. he is extravagant: if he uses a
poor one nu the score of economy, ha is de
ficient in necessary pride. If he makes par
lies, it is to soft soap the people to get t'jeir
money; if he don't make them, he is afraid
ot a cent! If his horse is fat, it is because he
has nothing to do; if he is lean, it is because
he isn't takeu care of. If he drives very fast
it is tu make people think somebody is very
sick; if he drive slow, he his no interest in
the welfare of his patients. If he dre-sts neat
he is proud, If he docs not, he is wanting in
self-respect. II he works on land, he is fit
for nothing but a farmer; if he don't work,
it because he is too lazy to do anything.
If he talk much, 'we don't want a doctor to
tell everything he knows,' if he don't talk,
'we like to see a doctor social.' If he says
anything about politics, he had better let it
alone; if he donrl say anything about it, 'we
like to see a man show his colors.' If he
visits his patients every day, it is to run up
a Din; it ne uon t, it ts unjustifiable negli
gence. If he says anything about religion,
he is a hypocrite; if he don't he is an infidel.
If he uses any of the popular remedies of the
day, it is to humor tbe whims and prejudices
of tbe people to fill his pockets, if he don't
use them, it is Irom professional selfishness.
If be ig in the habit of having counsel often,
it is because he knows nothing, if he ob
jects to it on the ground that he understands
his own business, be is afraid of exposing
his ignorance to his superiors. If he gets
pay ior one lull his services, he has tbe re
putation of being a great manager. Who
wouldn't be aa M. VAXathvilU Journal
A Doctor's Life. A Man Voluntarily in Bed for Forty-nine
London Illustrated Neat has the
On Friday, the 7th of Arjril. were con
signed to the ir final restine-nlace. in the
churchyard of Reithley, Yorkshire the mortal
remains or one ot the most eccentric indi
tiduals that ever lived; in fact, a parallel
seems scarcely possible.of a man roluntarU
la .... : . - Vl J 1 ... . -
j 6""B iu wai in goou neaiin, ana remain
ing there for a period of forty-nine yeare I
He went by the cognomen of 'Old Three
laps" in the neighborhood, but his real name
wag William Sharpe. He lived in an isola
ted house called 'Worlds' (probably an
abbreviation of 'World's End,') not far from
.Braitbwait, in the parish of Keithtey, He
wss the son of a small fanrarf -torn A .
ITJ7, and from an early age showed little
predisposition to steady work. When thirty
years of age he took to his bed and the room
which be never left till carried thence on the
day of his fmjeral. The cause of this extra
ordinary conduct is believed to have been a
matrimonial disappointment, bis wedding
day was fixed; Accompanied by a friend he
wemiea nis way down to tne pansn cnurcn
and there patiently awaited the arrival of his
hride elect; but ate never came; her father
having sternly and, steadily refused his con
sent. Henceforth the young man consigned
himself to a small room, nine feet square,
with the determination of spending the re
mander of his existence between the blankets
which resolution he kept most unflinch
ingly. At the time of Sharp's death, the window
of his room had never been opened for thirty
eight years. In this dreary abode did this
strange being immure himself; constantly
refused to speak to any one, and if spoken
to, never answered, even to those who were
his constant attendants. His father, by his
will made provision for the temporal wantsof
tne eccentric 6on,ann sosecurea a con3'.ani at
tendant. During the whole peiiod of his
self-imposed confinement, he never had any
serious uiness.the only case ol indisposition,
those abou t him can remember, being a slight
loss of appetite for two or three days, caused
apparently by indigestion, and this notwith
standing, ne ate on tne average as much as
any farm laborer. Though arrived at the age
of seventy-nine years his flesh was firm, fair
and un wrinkled, save with fat, and his
weight was estimated at about two hundred
and forty pounds. The curious used to come
irom tar and wide to see htm, but whenever
s stranger was ushered into bis den he im
mediately buried his bead beneath the bed
clothes. About a week befoie his death bis
appetite began to fail, and his limbs became
partially benumbed so that he could not
take his food in his accustomed manner.
From this attack he seemed to rally, and
not until the evening before his death were
any annrehensionsentertaiiied that the at
tack would prove ultimately fatal. How
ever, during the night of Sunday, April 1, he
became rapidly worse, and died at lour the
followine mornine. Shortly before he ex
pi red he was heared to exclaim; 'Poor Bill
Poor Bill Poor Bill Sharpe!' the most
connected sentence he had been known to
utter for many a year.
A Touchiho IsctDEST. The saddest
story that we ever read was that of a little
child in Switzerland, a pet boy, mat as yours
is, reader, whom his mother one bright
morning, rigged out in a beautiful jacket all
shining with gilt and buttons, and gay as a
mother's lovo could mane ana then permit
ted him to go out to play. He had scarce
ly stepped from the door of the "Swiss Cot
tage," when an enormous eagle scooped him
from tbe earth and bore him to its nest, high
up among the mountains, and yet within
sight of the house which he had been the
joy. There he was killed and devoured, the
eyrie beimj at a point which was literally in
accessible to man, so that no relief could be
afforded. In tearing- the child to pieces, the
eagle so placed his gay jacket in the nest
that It became a fixture there, and whenev
er the wind blew it would flutter, and the
sun would shine upon its lovely trimming's
and ornaments. For years it was visible
from the lowlands, lonr after the eagles
abandoned the nest ; what a sight it must
have been to the parents of tho victim .
Thought. Like the wind through the
is'es of a cathedral sweeps the stream of
thought through the chambers of the brain. -
It may linger awhile, playing a mevancnoiy
music, but it is not thine ; thou k no west not
whence it cometb. It flashes on like the
lightning from heaven, when thou least
expect it, and all that is thine own is to re
cognise its presence. As the flute in the
hands of the master, renders a wonderful
harmony, so it is with men. The myste
ri ous fabric of the brain, with Its organixa-
tion of exquisite fineness, is but a flute or a
bugle, and the breath of the master is the liv
ine God. Rader what is memory but the
shadow of the past. W hen events 'have lost
the luineas of the present reality, they yet
leave an uncertain image in their rear. On
some it falls like the sunbeams ou tlie moun
tain summits, lighting them up with glory;
on others it falls gloomy and oppressive,
like the deepest shade ol midnight around
tion of some men, aie but as the shadow of
a butterfly on a garden at noontide they
cover an atom of the soul, and that but for a
moment; those of others, are like the image
of the earth cast upon the face of heaven,
that reaches to eclipse the farthest star.
New EsotAHD Pubitakisk whek i
Power. An article in the Edinburg Re
view, the author of which draws its fact from
Felt's History of Salem, gives the following
ludicrous description of the way things used
to be done among the Puritans :
"The bnys were ranged on the Stairs of
the meeting bouse, and a man was appoint
ed to keep people from sleeping by means
of a short chubbed stick, having at one end
a knob and at the other a fbz tail, with which
he would stroke tbe women's faces that were
asleep, and with the other he would knock
unruly dogs and men. In the same place,
(Salem,) two men were appointed to make
a circuit of the town during services, and to
mark down the non-attendants, in order to
present them to the magistrate, while, at the
aajne time, three constables were appointed
to keep watch at the three doors of the meet
ing house to prevent any trom going forth
till all the exercises were finished.
I Didn't Notice.
Xo, you did't. And so you let that poor
woman, who journeyed with you in the cars
all day, carry her child in her arms through
the whole route, and never offered to amuae
it or hold it for her a few minutes, thai she
might have a little time to rest and refresh
herself, but sat with your husband, laughing
and chattering all the way, as unconcerned
about the happiness of those around you as
if tbe car had been freighter' with wax fig
ures, while she, poor woman, was obliged to
travel alone, with the care of a child. Why
did you tot do as you would that others
should do unto you, and put under her bur
den 'one of your fingeia' to cheer ber weary
I didn t notice. No you didn't. That
beggagiil held ber bore feet under her
tattered frock as well as she could so vou
shouldn't notice, and she parsed her bony
fingers on her azure eyes, that heaven's own
blue, which thr great Master painted there
should not be dimmed by her tears. When
you refused her a bit of bread, aud 'gave her
a stone,' a cold' reproachful look which made
ber little shivering form shrink away under
ber threadbare shawl, you didn't notice!
You didn t notice that aged man who was
walking dowu Washington Street with tot
tering steps and a heavy satchel in his hand
when you brushed by hurt so rudely as to
knock his staff from him, but let him trem
ble on with his loud. Why did you not
slacken vour pace, and carry his bundle
lew blocks, speak to his aged heart a word
of cheer, and learn of him, perchance, how
toon tne portals ot tne heavenly city I
You didn't notice that apple-woman, with
her half-starved child, who tried to offer you
ner iruu. xo'i wouki nave noticed nan sne
been a 'congressman' with 'oranges.' Why
did you not buy in apple of her and halve it
to the first ragged boy you met? Did you
ever see two cents' worth of hope lighting
up a care-worn, sun-burned, wrinkled old
face? What a rainbow, that! Two cents'
worth of joy beaming out of the dark eye of
that ragged boy.two cents'worth of eloquence
and gratitude flowing from his lips! What
a germ is hidden there! and how do you
know but two cents would he fostered and
called into action the genius of a Newton or
the benevolence of a Howard! But you
didn t notice. You rushed on with a dollar
over each eye in a 'brown study' how to get
two more to make your blindness.'
Youdidn't notice. But the bell tolled.and
the tired woman laid down her little cherub
in the arms of the death angel, for she had
no spot no earth where to fay its head, and
he flew gently off with it through the pearly
gates, and placed it on the downy pillow of
Jehovah'a love then she came back to her
stone couch by the wayside to await his re
turn. But there are guardian angels, trans
planting angels, who do notice. And when
the seraph choir chanted that mother's wel
come to her Father's great house so full of
mansions, when they sang tlie jubilant song
of victory over death, as she pressed the babe
again to her bosom you did not hear the
music! The rattle of 'almighty dollar's
drowned the sweet melody of that heavenly
'excelcior,' aud ita harmonies were lost to
your soul forever!
You didn't notice that little beggar girl,
grown to womauhood, when the came off
your marble steps without getting 'a place,'
though you Ions ago left a reference at the
intelligence office lor a seamstress, but your
miss did notice her forlorn condition, and
her faded dress, and thought abe wouldn't
do! Disheartened, the poor girl turned away
and gave up the struggle. You didnt notice
wnere 6ne went, but vour son did: and when
night dropped her sable pall over your great
city.he.wentout. unnoticed by you; when
she befvan to roll it up, and let in the gray
uawn, ne came in, unnoticeu Dy you:
You didn't notice an aged man being car
ried to the Potter's field, who died at the
hoteuast night from anxiety and over-exertion
in vainly trying to search out Ad res
cue a lost daughter in a large city! But the
Yon didn't notice an old apple-woman
who 'went ud for six months' because she
stole a penny loaf to keep her child from star
ving but a police officer did. Wonderful refor
mers, wonderful reformation!
You didn't notice a dark-eyed youth at the
prisoner's bar yesterday to receive ten years
in the States Prison for forgery. 0, no! you
didn't notice; and so two cents' worth of
kindness, two cents worth of aid and advice
did not save hi ml What a fortune would
that two cents have been to his widowed,
broken-hearted mother.had you, ou a certain
time invested it in the golden rulo, and put
it on interest ior ner:
You didnt notice. Well, go on through
life without noticing any thing but gold aud
your own gratification, and you shall have
golden dollar on which to fit your death
stare a golden pillow to die onr golden
coffin to moulder away in-and golden tears
to spangle your monument; but we fear you
win nave tu wait long lor a golden narp in
your hand in the world to come !
A Loveless Home. How true is the fol
lowing from the pen of Mrs. Ellis
There is no loneliness, tliere can be none
all the waste of peopled deserts of the worlJ,
bearing the slightest comparison with that
ot an unloved wile! blie stands amidst her
family like a living atatue among 'the
marble memorials of the dead instinct
with life, yet paralysed with death the
burning tide of natural feeling circling
rouuu ner neau tne inousana channels fro
zen, through which that feeling ought to
The Moon a Desert. D.. Johnsby hag
completely naturalized the popular opinion
of the moon's being inhabited, and thereby
destroyed the basis for Locke's celebrated
fiction. By employing Lord Kosse's Tele
scope, he was enabled' todescem objects
from 60 to 100 in height. Not a tree, a hab
itation, or a factory can be detected upon the
disc. And that which is still more strange
ig the fact there is neither sea, river, lake,
other evidence of water; consequently, hu
man lile cannot be sustained.
td" Fenstormacher, the Dutch grocer
Bleecker street, says he don't understand
much about interest and rates of percentage,
but when he buys mackerel for a sixpence
and sells them for a shilling, he knows he's
making money. There's many a million
aire uke t enatormacber well there is!
A Widow Exercising her Rights.
Queer occurrences are continually taking ,
place. It is a well-known fact that the l.idiea
are allowed.by the conventional rulesof socio
ty and common consent, to take the lead of
men every leap year; and if they feel dispos
ed, to go, so far as to dod the Question with.
out being considered rude or forward. Al
though the right and privilege is conceded
to the ladles, we seldom hear of their taking
advantage of it. However one case in
which the lady did avail herself of the priv
ileges of leap year occurred.in this city on New
Year's day. We will relate the particulara
but not the names, for the reason that the
parties are residents of this city and might
not relish the idea of having the privacy
of their domestic affairs brought before the
There is a certain fashionable boarding
house in this city where a handsome young
widow was boarding who bad a fortune of
thirty thousand dollars left by her deceased
husband, and no children. Three young
clerks (we will name them Smith, Jones,
and Williams) who formerly boarded at this
boarding house, called upon the landlady,
on New Year'a day. The widow was in
her room and saw the young gentlemen ap
roaching. She immediately dressed herself
up in her bridal array, called the landlady
and inquired the names of the young gents.
The landlady smiled incredulously, and then
went down to the parlor to receive her visi
tors. The widow following immediately.
and without waiting for aa introduction ap
proached Smith and said:
" Will you consent to become my hus
bands" The young man blushed and was very
much confused, at hh hearing this question
from a lady ho had never before seen, but
finally succeeded in stammering out:
Owing to the shortness of acquaintance
(very short, having never seen the lady be
fore,) aud another person having some slight
claims upon r.y afleclioDS, you will pleas
? 'Certainly,' said the widow, 'I will with
pleasure, as I did not notice this gentleman,
addressing Mr. Brown, 'before I spoke to you
or else I would have proposed to him first.
Will you marry me, Mr. Brown?' 'I will,'
said Brown. The ice is broken ; I could not
have mustered courage to pop the question,
but as you have tukeu advantage of the leap
year, and so removed the stumbling block, I
will become your husband as soon as yon
JRight off then,' said thewidow. 'LandU
dy, you will please order my bonnet, tloik,
and out-door apparel brought down immedi
These articles wtre sent for and Mr. Brown
With his intended haneinir ffnuvfnllv nn h;
arm set outfor the residence of the pastoi
of the Boatman's Chapel and when the
minister was uniting them in the bondg of
wedlock, they first heard fully each other'i
Of course, everything went as merry as a
marriage bell that day but next morning
when Brown awoke, the effect of the celebra
tioii the day previous having mostly worn
off he began to reflect. He became scrioua.
He thought he wag in rather a bad scrape
out of employment just then very little
money and a wife depending on him. Ha
was revolving in hisiuind suicide.or obsquat.
uiauuu, WUBIl Ulg WHO W0K6 I .
'My dear said she. 'have vou anv obiee.
tion to collect a few bills? . .
lie started, thinking she supposed he had
money coming toliiiu, and he muttered.
no 'i have no objection to collect billa
where there is any due to me.'
'I don't mean that, my dear.' Get up and
go to my bureau drawer, and there you'll
find bills to collect, to the amount af 500,;
for rent due me the past month. Pleas ac
cept them as a New Year's gift.'
Brown leaped from the bed, scarcely be-'
lieving his senses but on looking in the
drawer he found 'twas so just as oil wife
had told him oh!
When we last saw Brown he wss still
collecting found it an easy and coneniat :
job and wag perfectly entranced with '
Taking the Assessment.
The following we find in the West Bat-
on Rouge Sugar Planter:
When the immortal Lol. wag
Assessor of a neighboring Parish he was
wout to have a high old time. One day, at
be was assessing the valuables of the
occupants of a Tog cabin, la his usual
urbane manner, 'popped ha the questions to '
the old woman, while the old man had gone
out to procure some 'corn cob oil' wherewith.
to regale his guest.
"How many horses, cattle, sheep, chick
ens, &c, have you got, my dear madam, aud
how much are they worth. "
"Well, thar'i three old horse3, but they
ain't wuth a cent three cows, but they've
been lost this spring two years nary sheep,
'cept my old man, au he ain't worth a cuss:
butbe alters votes the DemyeratTtlcket, and
buys his whiskey by the lug. when be tan
get ita heap cheaper by tbe bar'l. Th
chickens wag all stole tothet night, an' I
hope to massy they'll pizen the scamp that
"Very satisfactory estimate of your val
uables, particularly about the old man but
here's something worth assessing (pointing
to a dirty tittle urchin, about live years old.
that was clinging to the mother's gown,)
how much do you value that little niggat
'Little nigirer! sakes alive! you infernal
old rascal, do vou dare to call my ' child a
nigger? Clar out o' here, or 1,11 knock tha
daylights out o you in a minute. 0 myl
to think 1 should live to be lorty-odd next
class meetin' and to hear my own child call
ed a mgar by such a fellow as you."
Kindness to othersxeuerally insures kind
ness in return.
Love U about the only passion that has
the power or making a man change bis char
acter or his dress.
Merit. The art of beine able tomaVaa.
good use of moderate abilities, wins esteem,
and often confers more reputation than real
mem, ux tucntjocauld- . .
M ASRlinE When tlfrlftna fT J
. - L I I . .
- - vaw.iumb note uurrci
iu uuu, who presiueo. over iitarriige, the
gall of the victim was thrown behind the
altar, to how that no such thing eught exist