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BY M. G. DAVIS: "THE ' UN' SH'INE FOR ALL." PUJB LJ TR.
_VOL III. CITY OF CARROLLTON, PARISH OF JEFFERSON, LA., SATURDAY, 3- 1860. NO. 3.
[From the Waverly Magazine.]
I've Been lmoanning-By Cora llay.
I've been roaming, roaming, ,.
O'er the prairies wild,
Pluckihg dewy blossonim
Happy as a child.
Casting care and sadness
Very far away,
For the earth rejoices
On this pleasant day.
I've been leoaming, roaming
Where the lillies sleep
On the tinky lakelet,
Sparkling, cool, and deep;
Where the brooklet sing .h
O'er the pebbles white,
1Making gladsome music,
Glancing in the light.
I've been roaming, roaming
Through the wildwood deep,
Searching for the flowerets
When the prairies sleep
In the tiny blossoms,
Syamying to and fro,
Whispering to each other
Very soft and low.
I've been roaming, roaming
O'er the i_ y grass,
Nemm'd fary blossoms
V ; A pass.
E- tima t,
Alle I1. H ' .
Sh u atulr Ilng
, t . s plasant 4ay,
-, birds andl Isoms
I nT tAs all c away.
(MetalrlA oi(Re st sorrow
'l9th da rs with me now,
O E aceo of sadness
Tah mxn upon my brow.
.rn brother, sister.
'thy heart oppressed?
thou Weary, weary,
ongihg now for rest?
-ttlhy trust in Hleaven,
ast thyv care away;
itl the birds and b') pis
* Spend the gladsnomntday.
. 1 the dark;1c 4pk shlad vs,
All the gloolhanc far,
Neath the joyous sutshine,.
Soon will disappear;
,nreworn brottier, sister,
Cast thy care away;
Vith the birds and flowers
Spend at pleasant day.
- "' " I wish you would colle to a
pause in your tallk," said Blinks; such
an everlasting clacking is e~nouglh t
drive me mad." "You had rnt businmes
to take inc from my pa, if you didn't.
like to hear rme talk," retorted Mrs.
Blinks; "there were other men as gogd
as you who said the(re was much mu.
in my voice;" and, as usatul, tl,' wif
had the last word.
r:i A soldier on sentry was noticed
,by his officer with havini;g a. black eye,
and who chargel Himat with fighting.
-( Please, sir," repli.d ithe s Mlier,
.*asn't it for that purpose you engaged
Abralamt Limcoln owes to man a
, and we are pleased t)o add that
. rahar m never runs utip bills at dry
.ttdblishmnents. She is a cash
.'Portbr,' a-ke('d an old lad-y ,f
K railway porter. "when does the
o'clock train leave?!" --Sixty lita
a past eight, nammr," was Mike's
7' Wife, (complatininglv,) ' I
aven't more than at third of the bed."
jusband, (trihbmnphantly,) "T'hat's all
to law allows y(vt."
tP"' A woman in illitdiana was intely'
Sranted a divorce oni tlme complalint thnlt
1tlr husband always, "'lanid w his
Sto her." .
.gI" A hrse dher descri.e ne
-A1n horse, said e looked~ if
eu eaditing aL daily nlctio *'""
S i-F onLe's face in f
e kne calls "cool rec
A "young girl who had ",
- -nded :,1 Collector,
Sr- . " s'oo *treet, betw een C
watchinlaoo raY mN,
atnxIjePIE AlI 11117 Oir?'T.
The Freedom of the HeoEle.
Most people are fond of.haying
pleasant company, but very fe4+people
know how to make their compaiy.. feel
thqmselves at home. . great deal is
said on the subject of ospitality, and
great exertions are frequently mnadoe
prove one's richnes. in this regait
But, as a general thiug, the more extra
effort and expense q, e, eoiecially
the more form an ' ty you get
up for the occa more ill at
ease and unnatur' manmrot you ren
der your guests
True hospitals opine;.eonsists
in the -.varm a ,r .welcome of
one's friends, fi ' l the
fuss and show whi a or their
entertainment. Fe ell of
course, if you have eat
yourselves; but tis toýt
your own daily fare
that are pleasant $
for food, also that your rd i
and well ordered, even wihen
alone; and if these presump
correct, what is the use of th
Any one who has mingled much in
society, who has tasted the curious
cconomy of households, knows very
well that lihe always experiences the
truest comfort and pleasure when visit
ing those families which allow him to
enter as one of themselves, and to par
take of " the freedom of tlhe house"
with their own members.
What a " liirmo of vanity".is that
]house in which one, when upon a visit,
must be always upon his best behavior,
where he miiust be continually enter
taining or entertained; where he has
no feeling of freedmn in moving about,
but iimust continue in the parlors, though
he shiver with gold, when there is a
genial lire in tlh'- basement or nursery;
where he must sit bolt upright when
lie longs to lotuge, and where he feels
constrained to say "cannot" and '.will
not" when h1(e wants to say '"ca;'t"
1and w'llYt," not to In(iotitlii f;eeling
expected to Interlard his conversation
with what a certlin e urned young
lady callhew " te-hllical phrases," and
mattering of French or Italian,
len he would rtlher confiiie himself
.o simple vernacular; where I ast
.incot iin d annoy is'lf y idiCe
ulp tl me 'ins, which are of no
t to nnybody, in which,
as se iderly wolnliu once re
imtrkcd, "there ihain't no moral princi
The very heart and soul of comfort is
dry as a runtinmy in such :t houi-elioll as
tlis and truly it seems Ihat those persons
whose desire and anim it is to forin such an
one, can; ha e no wa\' Iiith or d!eptittof heart
or iitellect. ''he; are like tiisel orna
,eiits--at( brirht and showy, butb hole
low as ita habie.
(On the other haul , whaltit : re gion f de
lighlts is the louse where the vw-itor is
unix1r no ,tlher restraint thai tlhat imp',sed
by trie kiindhe's ant coauttsy. Wiuere
(leiterih-l( i i ts ,l e,,te+ised. hut where he
doe, Inot take th lacIic' f the Ilille: where
lihe i, studiedl and It I;t:l i d according to
C(aiollllOIl .-11se and coiufa, rt. Ill stuch t
h u!lle, l' en at, illn a tai s rlieer, feel "at
io0 '('," lend as I:' i.s a.a!e that lih need
not t:y to be extra;,orlinary poili.-hu cl or
agrceeable, Ie will :ry ]ike'ly li, atle to
act aip to the fll i:, ,:u;. of .sociil excel
lence which nature i.--,owed upon hiu.
LIt nneC ifnkle a miztake in Ilhinkiugi
tlat te ciutirte:> -. large or s all, of life
are luimpnotalit. This is lot true ; po
litec:;s is ju st as much a Scripture cm n
iiau!d as is boxestyv ; but forus of P,,lite
ness il which ate no -,oul, into a.hiccl to
soul can pssibly lbe iuuhitbed-- tii.,-e ale
th, :hings against whiichl to war.
T'1'i. hi'regarl of polis1eI1 manners
which is vimlg rit\, aid that "plainiiiss'"
which l. co:rslie.,,:, are repul-ve wher
yutilig antl cll ipride theiiasehcl- upon t.hese
dii.--gutSl w£ C..,is. Sucih lCiuoi., ]h.ae int
yet clearned what is rcligin.
'I'i.in that cc r net,''.u., -.. "hich I r i,
•~r , f
kindly nature, few things gre~pore beaq
When we hear one scoffing the idea o'f
polish and refinement of thought and aot,
we wonder that he does not Consider of
the company which he is perchance-if
so be that his white garments be not ford
gotten-soon to keep. Would not a man
about to be asked into the court of some
Lrgat kink, to talk and walk with dukes
princes, take some thought about how
he should cdrry himself before them ? But
inst before itus, every one, thete is a door
which will open to asher us into a court
no earthly city ever held, and we
ar& to walk and talk with angels and arch
angels, with principalities we shall have
to do. Surely we all need to "mend our
Size of the Human Race.-The larg
est circle of the terrestlal globe-of rpi
fort temperature is the equator!, Those
running parallel to this, as, for example,.
the tropics, polar circles, etc., dimirish as
they approach either pole. The stature
Sf the human race, especially t hat of men,
likewise lessens, though not to the same
exht9nt at all, from the equatorial and
tropical regions toward the poles. In the
warm latitudes are found races of men of
large dimensions dwindling in the cold
regions ot the h igh latitudes, so that it
may be afHirmed that men grow fow 'in
proportion as the latitude is high.
But women are more uniform in size
than men, being of nearly equal height
in places where men vary very much in
size. In regions where males are much
taller than the average, the women con
tinue of about the same medium dimen
The fact too appears from historic monu
ments, that the size of the race in general
has not varied from the earliest ages, and
that men and women are now of the
same dimnetnsions as they were before the
period of NIM ss. This, we suppose, is
amply corroborated by the evdence af'
forded by the thousandl . of mummies.
which nave been recently unrolled after
lying hidden for thirty and forty centuries
peirhaps in the catacombs of Egypt.
fI RoRgers, the poet, used t" tell a
story of the "body of a malefa.ti"n" who
was hanged in chains,disappearliog in the
night. Nearly a fortnight afterwards it
agli.g in the air, and looked
titliallds of the execu
lionr. The man on the first occasion
was not quite dead. A h.riaer and his
son passing by heard his groan, took him
home and nursed him. When lie recov
ered they were awoke by a noise,and found
their guest at his old trade-packing up
every article of value in the house. They
agreed that he would be better returned
to toe place from whence lie came, and
c-strangling him they put him back into
the iron ease on the gibbet."
:I,, Shortly after the battle of Princeton,
a witty Scotch farmer amused himself by
writing humorous b,tlla'i uporuitt which
so stung one of thle oficers, who .hiad be
haved very badly on the occasion, that he
cut tie poet a challenge to meet him at
II - , for mortal cornmat. The second
found the farmer busy with his pitchfork,
to horn he delivered the challenge of the
redoubtable hero. The good humored
farmer, with his agricultural implement iii
his hand, cooly said : "Gang awa' back to
M,,~er Srith,and tell him I hae nae time
to, con,; to Ii - to give him satisfaction;
but that ii he iikes to corne here, I'll just
do s hie dil--l'll run awa !"
ii Som ) cars -intce, a poor boy in
c(rounty, Vt., tI.uaed Timberlake, was sent
to chool, gratuitoiisly, by a gentlpnan by
ih- to:,ie of Starke. This boy was plow
ing one day with a oCe horse teamR, and
his hor:-e I brir; dispoced to turn aside
fromn thI rr:" < rurse, he bawls out to him,
"Why .I e't ), , come hither I tells you?"
A gcritlc:ia.n lIasphtIIIIg tL bLe near, and
ovrherariir, tie' boy's xclh;anamtion, calls
ult It: ,it nd sayitly, '- I thought 8tarkc
.,.t .ye to ..chJol to learn grammladr ?"
"ilmrph ' rctrts th,: bt, 'do, you think
i ITr.'r. 'nrr,,,
. Uaeicated; 'Weieat
" .Tle :s no sight so truly pitiable as
.tat efforded by a rising family of children
under the guardianship of an ignorant
niother,. We would be ufnderstood by the
use iof he term ignorant, as wishing to
cot,'ey the picture of a mother whose
raideth days were devoted to the acquire
BIeh.t: of fashionable accomplishments to
the' clusion of solid menital culture and
li~.'ements. The woman who reigns
queen of the ball room is very soldom
found' capable of being the governess of
her own children ; and the tite :spent at
soiree and',pt+tine of visitin ',ill be bit
terly regretiie" hen age brings 'ixper.
fence antid cgpequent remorse for the evil
she has lnfii tejt and her, incapacity to
disahugr ) fprpppdrly the ijftertiesting and ia-.
portanitdutiei'of her.'tatloni.when it was
her natural duty to be p lh lh1tractor'
and example. Ttlhe t i,41 *dca ts
aside her books for the' AtiUlon and lier
hbfaehtld duties for ithe:i saivious waltz i
will never w0in or deser6tie lovo or Bt.
teem of. a aslble man '. and should she
select a partf r for life among her partni s
in the dance, she will Bn4 when it is Y'oe
late, that her choice hasa'bpegenfdrtunate
as the place where she &it attraoted his
notice was' Injudicious. We look with
pain upon that wife 'who enters upon her
second era with fashionable ideas of so
ciety. Her first era has been devoted to
the attainment of certain rules and sys
tems pardonable in the girl, certainly cen
surable in the wife, and criminal in the
mother. Gentlemen of good, soundusense,'
never visit a ball.room for the purposeaf
making a conquest, but when they wish
to marry they sea'rch for a wife in the'.
kitchen, and they generally get a Vbife-..
not a doll. Young lad1 tabonotice, and
give up these l~glmoral, and vi
cious datm'd l- help your mothers about
the holiei, sew buttons il your brother's
vest, and we wttrrent thl.t you will get a
good husban'd, raise -pretty and healthy
children, and be 'mourned when you die
the "happy death.!'
2'he Cro '- >ile on Winter
Birds, w.find this defence of the crow
in Atlatp athly: "He consumes in
the yonearsttquantities of grubs, worms,
hnd :r.l ps vormntin; he is a vraluable
scavenger; and clears the land of ofeon
sivmiansses of deceased animal sub
stances; he hunts the grain fields, and
pulls out and devours the underground
caterpillars, whenever he perceives
the signs of their operations, as evinced
by the wilted stocks; he destroys mice,
young rats, lizards, and the serpent;
lastly, ho is a, volunteer sentinel about
the farm, and drives the hawk from its
enclosure, thus preventing greater mis
chief than that of which he himself is
guilty. It is chiefly during seed time
and harvest that the depredations of
the crow are committed-during the
remainder of the year, we witness only
his services appreciated by those who
have written of birds, and I cannot
name an ornithologist who does not
plead in his behalf."
fR' " There won't be a darned thing
this summer but politics," said Jo,,na
than, who was discussing business munit
ters at our depot, with a city friend:
"J tell you that I can't meet anybody
but what they're puttin' inor me 'bout
the little giant, Southern niggers, old
Brown, the constitution and spread
eagle, the rail-splitter, and a thundering
lot of other names. Consarn it, why
the bull frogs in thie pond back of ou
barn, are all on a litter, bellowing out
: "Old Abe---Old Abe"-" illinois-llli
nois"-' Put himn through-put him
ri? "Jinkins asked me, this morn
Sing, to help him in getting up contribu
tions for tile widows of the United
Gra:nd Stovepipe Associatiotrmn, friend
uunkls." "' Did you give resent ?"
inquirled liumkle., quite iun',cently.
"Give mu cintt" r'cli'd "j ,oilodlcix
indirgnantlly: 'sir, I gnv, tIwelveffiiadtm
half ,n crn. Ye., sir-re." And sO4
;-ayinmg. Spoodlcix gathered up hi"'
c'it -t;ai iln 't hallo,, ,f fin,, cut glorn
Wealth of Ol .om .--s1".he debt
of A. Milo amounted to about .,'8,000,
060; Julius Cmsar, when settlng 'out for
Spain4 pjs reported to have said, himself
that.hh was i10,000,c00 wotesethq noth
ing. Whben he first enteed 1.~me, after
croeaithg the Rubicon, he took 'ifros the
public treasury $5,500,000, but at the end
of the:civil war put over $94,00o,000 in
it. He p~arhaset the fie'dship of burio
with a bribe of ,over .9,600,O,.5 and of
the Consul L. Paulus with half t sum.
Craseus was. worth lit eal iepatie over
$8,Q~0,000, and about as mueh :i. oney,
furnritureand sldveul . 8ýeae *jR Worth
ever 2d,,4O0,00O. Leptulu, , r,
over' l$6oo,ooG0 .'0 ý *1 by
the testaments o#fb lrfr ..
l09,oo00,00o0, wbih ~Cal'
-as H se s eae s and fe -;?
accesuion, sad .t0 ; ir br th£
support oi th state, otriiln*l ý1ý4iQ p0.
Nevertheless,, though bthed
by conqusteinla RQdil It r ad e
Into th . fiul t hbeitan t ;1 t 1
of tl ass, and the4< q pg of
the peciotil Metals
cluded frgin the sriiEase . fanonta
hdistoriasr. x r a ,; 9,'..ý.
""Henry, you " .tOb+h.l .
to throw away bread dIke the: ?...o=la
may Want it some day." "Wll,
mother, wouldI tatd.anry better ehasce
of getting it then, if I- ,boudd eat It
A4N .Ol,~I'J N.
q : - ~ md:sig , - -the
• ss: .tAw :, +o z, a.E , ;
1: a. t he Mayor
mid ta Carraoilton,
a erebyO DsdLo
'the u to a r
of this' tie postae eot
t.teambat a other reselaot all
dater. arft whers to land,uand tie up
when. they aro to remnain otbhe Llding
for any period over 24 horsa, and cot
lett the charges hereinafter inmposed on
all such vessels and water craft.
2. Be it further Ordaiyad, That esoh
steamboat, each bteamdklip and. each
sail vessel, ship, brig,sohooner or sleep,
each flatboat, keelboat or otherwater
craft laying at the landing shall pay the
City Toen Dollars per month; prot ided,
that this section shall not apply to any
vessel Or water oraft making p tempo
rary landing for reception ordlsbha rg#
of freight or passengers or other pur
poses, Land provided it dOes not alpply to
boats to bhe broken up on the batture
within ten days after they are tied up
there by any resident of Carrollton.
3. Be it further ordained, That the
charges inposed by the second sebtlou
of this ordinance shall be payable In
advance and to facilitate the matter the
Co,,mptroller shall countersign :nd de
liver to the CommIssary and or'uge
him wsih IL requisite numbTat of ba-s,
for the collection of which, the fi
missary shall be responsilde; andforth
with Ll'ler tihe crollection of any. Maid
bills he shall pay over the amoht col
lectod to the City Treasurer and jle
the 'I'reamsrors receipt thorefio, with
4. Be it further Ordained, That for
any interference with the Commissary
in the discharge of his duty as laid
down in this oritpauop, and for any
neglect or refusal aI foemply with the
directions of the Conmmioisary as 'ex
pressed in section first 'of this ordi
nance, the person ofTending shall be
liable for and pay a flne of $25. lRe
coverable before any dourt of compe
5. lie it fuglher Ordainedc That in
cases of neglect or refusal to pay the
charges imposed by this ordidacoe
within 24 hours after demand and in
cases of fines incurred as per ueieon 4,
the Commissary is directed to pholace a
bill for the sarme in the hands of the
C;ity Attorney for collection by suit
and filh the Attorneys receipt for such
hill forthwith with the Comptroller.
(6. Ie it further Ordained, Tbh wh
vesxls or watereraft leave the
before the expiration of the io
which.hey hate paid, the Council
return a Fro-rata of the moen T
Ipaid, on application in writing _ -
K n fotion of Mr. b)avenport, -
linances conflicting with the Or
e just adopted were repelded; al
e Ordinancejustspassed, was declar
,to be d for f rom ard mfter it.
- ., . m imoge.