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.Thiifsdnj; Jttoruluff Nov. 10,1854
JEWeUonbtlf amy volnmmous essay on the true
- position of the sexes ever set. the question In so beau
tiful and xet so ttothf til alight, as this really flue poom
rom the PutlandSclaefletVl'' t-!R'
Ite lh- fool-stalVi'aml shit ) the Jowor-i If
y:' km tk JaUte! "4 he li the vine .' , v '
' tMt boart'i thirsty' waste, Aare U the showor. '
Bringing refreshing andgladnoss In mine.' ' '
,.She is a sculptured dome I tho harsh granite ;
i.A, .Bhe la Ihe Virgin gold--I, thorough oro S.
i She Is a port uct and bjsuliful planut, .' '
J' I am the nebuloua chaos of yorol . '.' ;, , , ,
"' he la tb'o Jiving form I am the marble ' .-'
'. :Vyhlch,'neath tho chisuVmny Image her chkrms;
. ..Wymuale breathes of art r Is the warblo .
1 -Borne' ua to Hoavon In Ui morning's Ijluo arms!
. ,. Uir mipd polished gom,huads no attrUion ,"
1 "Jfiita,- Is rough, shnpcless as won from lbs soil;
- ' She, bj " natural and easy transition, , ' '.
" Sprues tatho grace that roach by toll. .
', "fia la a grace acq,ulrod heri was born villi her.
' t ilinols a studied charm herale hor own c
She looks ion on Hie world, Hook up thither '
"'i; '.stand -frith Uious.inds, but tic stands alone!
' 1 am flio canvass' hei'oon may bo palutod ..' ) ',
,. phape pf slrango boauty concoplions aubllme,
it- Bhea faroplclnropure, Ooantifui.suintca,"- ,
,a t Skotcbed by the master, to live oru?l Hmo. j ,'
- 4, Bh'e,lj. sprlpg, I lbi rock that stands by It ,
' , 6ho is tho nlio, bright sky lam. the ana, . -
'- Mirroring soflly Its starry qulet. ( '
Thl Is tho difference fn my lovOand met ' - ' -
GOVEHHOa TAC03T . AXD THB CIQAS OtEL.
,1 .' i ' - .
Tlio following thrilling nd excellently
toll story is related by ilr- -.B.illou, in- his
lata His'.oryy of Cuba. If this sketch is
Btrtotfy' tfruc,y it Will go Uir' to atonS ' for tho
many crucUioi which havo j boon chirgonl
x'i Ditriag jlio firsl year oCTacon'a govern
orship'in Cuban's- young Creole girl, named
MiraUla Estuk'R,- kept a liule cigar shop in
the Calli'.'dor! Ms wft Jer.es,. and, , her . shop
was the resort of all the yourt men of the
i&vrn i who loved a choicely -m:de and supo-
xt n n-) . '1 f J i I ' win nt1 tr Qivanfann'
without mother or father living, and earned
rtn humble though' Sufficlcnl, support by her
industry in the manufactory wa have nara
J and by the sales of her little store. Bho
was a picture of "ripened 'tr6pipal beauty,
with a finely rounded form, n lovely Xce of
soft.blivo tint, and teelb, that a Tuscarora
might envy,' ' At times there was n dah of
languor in her dreamy eye that would havo
w.timad an anchorite; and then her cheer
ful josts; wero so delicate, yet free, that sho
had nnwittingty turned ,.tha heads, not 'to
say hearts.'of half the young mefchints in
the.Cillo dor Mercadurea. , But she dis
bensed hor favoi's'Without partiality; none
of tlia rrahand '- irsvy. exquisites' of Havana
could .fay they had over redeived ny paf
ticuhir aaknowledgoment from the fair young
girt" to 'their warm and constant a'.liiti6ij.
S'ofthis'dno's'he had a pleasant smile, for
aqqlhir a fe.w wpjrdA J plpasiug sro3jp,anid
for a third a snatch of a Spanish son?; but
to none did shErivWlSer confidence, excent
"to. young Pedro ManUnez, a fine looking
lb3atman,;vwho' blied ' between the Punta
ana iUiKO uisue-on ino.oppoaiw siue o( me
.Pedro wasa manly and courageous young
.,n-' - -i i,:.. -v.-.. :u f..iiir
sgence, Bppearance nd.! nsspciations, and
nullod Jm oars' with a ' stron? arm and a
light heart, and loved, tho beautiful Miral
,da with an ardor romantic in infidelity nod
truth.' He was a sort of leader among the
. toatmon in' tho harbor for reasons oflussu
porior cultivation and )ntelligcn'ce j'anrl hfs
quicK-wiuea sagacity wis oiten tucnou tor
th) benefit! of his comrades. Many wore
the noble deada he hat done in and about
the harbor since abov. for'ho liad follow
ed his calling of a waterman from boyhood,
as his fathers had dene before , him. Mir
falda itf '"turn'sKlentlyV loved Pedro, and
woen he came at. night ana sat in the back
part of her little shop, i; she' had ' always a
noat and fragrant cigar for 'his lips. ; Now
4ud then, when sho could stoal away from
hfer shop, on some holiday; Pedro would
hoist a tiny sail in the prow of his-: boat,
and securing the' little stent awning over
Miralda's head, would sieer out into the
gnlf.an,d coa'sVng thje tomahtic 'shore'.
A'There was h famous roue,' well Ijnown
ai ihii'time iii'Havanai Inamod' Count "Als
rjaanfa, 'who'; had freqaeTjtly visited Mirol?
: da's shop and conceived quite a passion fbt
giiil,'1.and'jlndeed,,;he had grown to be
one of her most liboral customers. -. With a
cunning ,fhrfiw4nca8,an 1 iuo,lAdgo,of hu
naturjer.theCpuot .bosje'ged -tho heart
of his intended victim without his uppeki
ftlg to dd s($,' jjnd cirVied'ou tis plarj ql pfci;
Rations for'tnany weeks before tlje innocent
glrlVeven s'ospecied his' posessing'a par
jiaU.rjrfof,,her, until one, day she, was-sur
prised by a present from him of so rare and
, costly a nature as to Icaa jier to suspect the
donor's intentions at once, and to promptly
decline the proffered gift, -s Undismayed by
' this, etiU the .Count : continued hi profuse
fcpatr6rih,gi8"ih a way to vhich Miralda could
nnu iv piausioie pretext oi compiaini.-
, A.V last, seizing uppn.what.he .considered
a .favorable ' moment Count "Almonte de
clared his passion to Miralda, besought her
to come and be the mistress of his broad
and rich estates at crite, near the city, and
(offered .all the promises of wealth, -favor
.and fortune:' but 'in vain.''' The rjuri mind-
'ed tri rl scorned his offer, and bad him nev-
more to insult her by visiting her shop.
Abashed but not confoifnded, tho ' Count
rotirod, but only to weave a new' snare
whorcby bo could qntatiglo hor, for ho was
not one. t be so easily thwnrted. - i - - i
' One afternoon, not long after this, astho
twilight was settling over tho town, a filo
of soldiers halted just opposite the door of
the little cigar shop, when a young' man,
wearing a lieutenant's insignia,' entered
and asked tho,attendaut if hoy r.ama was
Miralda Estales, to which she timidly ro
8ponded.''..viJ!s).' .;'.r" Tvi "'..'.'
','Then ' you will 'please to .tome, with
.Hie'' -I 4- I i . '1- ifl tw. ;'.! . .
"By what authority? asked the tremb
ling girl. ; - '' - ' - ' '' :'(-
" "The order of the Governor-General.'';
' '"'Then I muBt obey you," sho answered;
and prepared to follow him at once. -.'
Stepping to the door wjth her,the young
ofiicer directed his men to march on, and
getting into a, volalitc. ..told Miralda they
would, drive to the guard house. But to
the surprise of the girl, she soon after dis
covered that they were rapidly passing the
city gates and immediately after were dash
ing olTon the roa.d to Cerite. Then it was
tlmt8he bejran to fcar.some trick had been;
played upon her; and these fears wero soon
confirmed by the volanto's turning down
the Ion's Alley of palms that led. to the estate
of Count Almonte. It was' in vain to ex
postulate now, she felt that she was in the
power of the reckless nobleman,.' and the
pretended ofheersand soldiers were his own
people, who had adopted tho' disguise of
the Spanish army uniform. - -
Count Almonte met uer at tuo uoor.toiu
hor to fear no ' violence, that her wishes
should be respected in all things save her
personal liberty; that lie trusted in time(tO
persuado her to look more favorably upon
him,-" and that in all things ,hi) was her'
slave She replied contemptuously to his
words, and charged him with the cowardly
trick by which he had gained control of
her liberty. ' But she was left by herself,
though watched by his orders at an times to
prevent her escape.; : ;;.
blio knew very well uiai tuo power anu
w11 of Count Almonte were too strong fof
any humble friend ot hers to attempt u
thwart; and yot slio somehow ett a conr
scious strength in redro; .anu 6ecreuy
cherished the idea that ho would discovur
her place of confinement, and adopt some
means to deliver, her. lliO" stiletto is me
constant companion of the lower classes,
and Alirnldii"had been usoa- to wear one
even in her store against contingency; but
.i: - -'1! ----- -j ir.
snenow regaruea mo tiny wuupuii mui uu
culiar satisfaction, and slept, with it in lipr
bosom. . i
Small was tho clue by which Pedro Man
tanez discovered tho trick- of Count Al
monte, v First this was fouhd out, then that
circumstance, and those, being put togeth
er, they led to other results, until the inde
fatigable . lover was at last', fully satisfied
that he had discovered her place of confine
ment. Disguised as a friar of the order of
fcxuv f elipe, ho sought uount Almonte s
gates at a favorable moment,, mot Miralda;
cheered her with fresh hopes, and retired
to arrange somo , plan, .for her delivery.-
There was time to think now; heretofore be
had, hot pcrmittod himself even an hour?
sleep; but she was safo that is, not in im
mediate1. danger.-T-an d he , could breath?
more freely. ;Ho knew not with whom to
advise: ho fcarcd to speak to., those above
him in sodioty, lost tUey might betray his
purpose to the Count, and his own liberty
by some means bo thus jeopardized.'' He
could only consider with himselt: he must
bo his own counsellor in this critical case.
r At last, as if in despair, he started to his
feet one day, arid exclaimed to himself,
"Why not go to headquarters at once?
Vhy not soo tho Governor-General, and
tell him tho whole truth? Ah! see him?-r
How is that to be effected? And then this
nnnnr. Almnnln ia it nMemcinf TheV Bav
Tacoti loyes justice. " Wo shall see. ... . Iwill
go . to tho Governor-General; it cannot do
any harm, if it does not do any good. I
can but try," And Pedro did seek tho
Governors? '. Truoj he did, not at once -get
audience of him not the first, nor second,,
nor third time; but ho persevered, and was
admitted at last. ; Here ho told his story in
a free, manly Voice, tindisguisedly and o
pon in all things, so that Tacon was pleas--ed..
.;. :," ' '''.".'J S .'..,";'"..'. . "''"' :
"A"d tho girll" asked tho Governor
General, over whose countenance a dark
scowl had gathered. Is she thy sister?" s
"-N-o, Exceloncia, she is dearer still, she
ismy botroth.ed." ' '" - ' ' .
The Jovcrn6rbiddingh.m'come nearer,
took goldeii' cross from his table,, arid
handing it to the boatman, as he regarded
him searchingly, said: " ;' . ,' .' ' ".
"Swear that what you have related to
me is true, as you hope for heaven 1"
"I swearl" said Pedro; kneeling and kis
sing tho emblem with simple reverence
Tho Govermr turned to his table, wrote
a few brief lines, and touching -the bell
summoned a bago from an adjoining room;
whom- ho (ordered to send the captain of
the guard to him, .Prompt as wero all who
had any connection with h Governor's
household, the. officer appeared at oijce.and
received the written order, with directions
to bring Count Almonte and a young girl
named Miralda, immediately before hint.
Pedro was sent . to an ante-room, and the
busihoss of .the '.'day passed on as usual in
the reception-hall'of the Governor. (.
Loss than two hours had transpirod,
when the Count.. and .Miralda. .stood before
Tacon,. ( Neither knew,, tho. nature of the
business which had summoned them thero.
Almonte half suspected the truth, and tlio
poor girl argued ; to ..'.herself that . her, fatO
could not be improved by the interference,
let its nature be what it might.
"Count Almonte-, yott doubtloss know
whw I hftV4 ordored vou to armeare here;"
'."Eicele'ncia, 1 fear that I have boen luv
diacreot' was the reply. ,fV ; -'? '
' "You adopted the uniform of the guards
for your own private purposes" upon this
young girl, did you hot?"
"Lxcelcneia; I- cannot deny it."
"'Declare, upon your honor, ' Count Al-mbnte",-whether
. she is ' unharmed whom
you havo thus kept a prisoner."
"Excelencia, slie is as when she entered
my roof.'V Was the truthful -reply.
', Tho ; Govorrior turned and whispoTod
something to his page, thn continued his
questions to tho Count, 'while-ha' i ado
somo minutes upon paper. : . -i.' .'
J,JUro,waa , now summoned to explain
some matter, and, as he entered, the Gov
ernor General turned his back for one mo
ment as if to seek for some bapersupon his
table, while Miralda was pressed in the
boatman's arms. ; It . was but for a mo
ment, and the next,. Pedro was bowing
lumbly before Tacon. A few moments
more, ahd the Governor's pairs returned.
accompanied by a monk of the church of
Santa Clara, with the emblems of liu of
fice.', :-, - .f.,, ;. !... ; , J....
. '.'Holy father," said Tacon, "Vou will
bind the hands of this Count Almonte and
Miralda Estates together in the bonds of
wedlock!" '" -; -
"Excelencial" exclaimed the , Count in
amazement. . . . -. ..
"Not a word, Scnor; it is your part to
obey!"' "- .. '
"My nobility, Excelencia?" ' '
"Is forfeited!' said Tacon. . '.
Count Almonte had too many evidences
boforo his mind's eye of Tacon's mode of
administering justice, and of enforcing his
own 'Will, to dare to rebel, and lib dojrsred-
ly yielded in silehe'o. Poor Pedro, not dat
ing to spoak,'. was lislf crazed to "see the
prize he. had so long coveted : thus about to
bo torn, from him. . In a few moments, the
ceremony was performed, the trembling
and bewildered girl pot daring to thwart,
the' Governor's orders, and the- priest 'de
clared them husband and wife. The cup-,
taia of the guard was summoned and dis
patched with some written order, and in a
few subsequent moments, Count Almonte,
completely subduod and broken spirited,
was ordered to return to his plantation. I;'
' 1'edro and Miralda were directed to re
main in an adjoining apartment to that
which had. been the sceno of this singular
procedure. Count Almonte' mounted his
horse, and with a single 'attendant, soon
parsed out of the city gates. But hardly
had ho passed the corner of tho Pasco, when
a dozen muskets fired a volley upon him,
anu ne ion a corpse upon me roau.. : ,
Uis body was quietly removed, and the
captain of the guard, who had; witnessed
tho act, made a minute upon his .order as to
the-time and place, and mounting Lis
horso, rodo to .the Governor's palace, en
tering the presence chamber just as fedro
and Miralda were oncb more summoned
before tho Governor. ' '" ,;
; "Fxcelencia," said the officer returning
tho order, "it is executed!" . ,. ... t. .
"Is the Count dead?" ' - '; , ' ' ,
' "Excelencia, yes."
"'""Proclaim in tho usual manner, the mar
riago of Count Almonte and Miralda Es
tates, and also that she is his legal widow,
possessed of bis title and estates. See that
a propor officer attends her to the Count's
estate, and enforce this decision." ' Then,
turning to Pedro Mantancz, he said, "No
man or woman in' this island is so humble
but they may claim justice of Tacon!" v
He was a Stranger to her. We heard
of a young married couple, from the coun
try, of. course, who recently attended an ex
hibition of "dissolving views." The bride
being pretty", attracted ' the attention of a
stylish-looking city gent, who happened
to occupy the same seat with the twain.
During tho exhibition tho audience part of
tho hall, being already obscured, by. some
accident tho light was'entirely extinguish
ed. ' Pending its' recovery, which occu
pied somo little time," the rity gentleman
(perhaps accidentally) gently -pressod the
hand of the bride,, who was afraid to offor
any resistance .This bold attack was fol
lowed by a bolder, certainly not accidental;
for the city Lothario absolutely kissed the
bridcl This was too much; and the young
wifo resolved to tell her husband, which
she; did,' when the. following colloloquy
took place: . , r,
.".'"John!"'- . ' ' " ,'
"What?' !'':" ''"" -'-' V '''"' ''
"This feller here's kissing me." .: -
"Well," said John, who was a little shy
of the citizen,' "tell him to quit!
"No, John you tell him!" r
; 'Tell him yourself.,'.. - r
"No, John I don't like to, you tell him.
The gentleman' s a perfect stranger to me!
I've never been introduced to him!" "
' Our informant did not know whether
the city gentleman ultimately received a
"notice to quit," or, not but was of the o;
pinion . that the unlawful salutes were re
peated several' tlmes before tho lamps were
re-lightcd. ."The bride must have been
deliciously unsophisticated, don't you think
SO.. ; . I j ::.-.,r-.-i :' WriJ.
JtSrWe ' find the ' following in' an ex
change: ,'.;.'; titn'T,
' ,"Saw dust pills 'would effectually cure
many of the diseases with which mankind
are afflicted, if every individual would only
make his own dust." . . . ' .
' The man who wrote that is slightly ac
quainted with society.; Two thirds of tho
ill health mot with in this market, owes its
existence to the simple fact that , pcoplo
'won!tmako their own saw dust."
' .' Mr.' Brilliant is tho son of a wealthy
merchant. He lives on the fat of the land",
and gets up just before noon. Mr. Brilliant
complains of a deranged stomach nnd be:
gins tolook at the world "as a bore.' Bril
liant ; is' getting ' dyspeptic arid ' hits' a bad
stylo -of dreams. ' The moment he closes
his eyes a grizly boar takes up a position on
bis stomach and persists in remaining there,
until'tt'Wild boar dances a' cachuia on the
hoad board.' Brilliant is .miserable, and
yet a cure can, be obtained in an; hour.; , A
pock of saw-dust made,, by himself, would
give a tone to his stomach that would make
hin a stranger to night mares 1 for the nbxt
two months. Those who feel like Brilliant
will find the medicine equally - effectual in
their case. , Tfy! it Vri. New York Dutch
man., ", . - ', :: s-if ;' ' ' i ' ,'.' - : .
" "JC'Miss Julia, allow' me to close1 those
blinds the glare ,othe sun must be oppre8
, 'You are very .kind, sir,, but I wold
rather have a little tun than no ur at all.
.tar An Irishman who was on a journ
ev. said he never liked to see tables full
of books and newspapers where he stopped,
for he jean, neyer find any whiskey jit uc
places. v . '" .
'- ', , The, Orphan's Tale. "
. I'Twas' midnight's lonely, hour. ' With
out 'twa, darkness, dreary darkness; the
very heavens, looked lack. The wind rajr.
ed furiously jj and nature seemed covered
with gloom. Within 'twas darkness, too,
but a dreadful darkness; for tho Hack pall
of death gathc.ed around my loved father.
Wt stood by his T bedside; we saw the
strong, man , bowed the vigorous frame
witliered by the tooth of. death. We felt
for he last liraehis kiss; we saw thb death
struggle; the last Word Was spoken; the
last breath'drawria.and naught broke the
i-acrod stillness, save the sobs of friends.
Years fled. My father's peaceful grave
was , overgrown with the green sods of
earth, and flowers which living hands had
planted the hand of a sainted mother-
But her I saw growing weaker and weak
er; hor form, her face thinner; and I
thought "Must mother die?"
Twasa beautiful afternoon in Aulumn
that time in the year when nature dies.
And my mother died with the fallingler.vcs
with the fading, flowers.' I . remember
(ah! bowman, Iiorget?)when she lay on
her death-bed; calm and peaceful as evcn-;
tide supported through the dark valley by
that hand which faileth not. I saw that
pale-', cheek ' grow palor; felt those cold
hands grow colder; that feeble pulse bent
feebler. That heart fluttered stopped
fluttered again. "All was still. I whs
motherless! ' Fain weuld I have: died with
that cherished mother; for if seemed my
heart would break. ' Spring came, and
flowers grew on the grave of her who so
oft had planted them on the graves of oth
ers.' I had a chernb sister then, nnd many
a time we went together to tho grave o"f
our departed parents. She was too fair for
this cold world; and yet I dsre not fear that
she, too, would die. and I be left alone.
"Months jassed.thatbud of promise -''"'
' . Wat unfolding, every konrs '
'.' ' I thought ihatoarth-hnd neveramtlod ,- -
; ,' ,. , Upon a fairer, flower. f ; .
i . But the frost came and nipped thb bud
in its beauty. The icy hand of the De
stroyer clasped her, and she lay passively
in his cold, cold arms. Again, in the samo
room where I had been left an orphan,' was
"the silver cord loosed, the golden bowl
broken.'' My sister was dead! No more
she plucks the flowers of earth, but blooms
herself in the gardon of immortality above.
Thou hast heard my tale of eoTrow, and
dost thou wonder that I long to leave this
fading world and join thoMi loved ones gone
before? - ' .
The orphan stopped and wept. : I heard
no more, but turned away myself to weep
for the sorrowing ones of earth. "
Scatter Blessings. I don't know of
anything in the world that makes a body
teel so good as to scatter blessings. , Good
temper, good luck, a pood wife, rosy chil
dren, are well-sprincrs of pleasure, and
they'll make almost any man want to live
long, but scatter kindness and . mercies
with a generous hand. . 0! it's the most
splendid thing ever heard of to make a man
completely comfortable to give him songs
In tlia nmltf nnr. An iiaa. nf Ar.Vt.A.t U ..
If there s anybody . Iivinsr who. thinks
his match for misery can't be found.I wish
he'd come right . here to me, and I'll put
him on the right track for comfort. . This
whining, this being unhappy, how it
makes a man feci and .what . a shame it is
to him. A very unhappy man told me he
wa1 miserable, he diclu t , care lor any
body. ,;I told him he didn't care for any
body, and that made him . miserable. -He
didn't like it much that I wouldn't let the
horse step behind the cart just as ' he put
him, but wasn tl right. , 1 don t ; know n
great deal, and I never expect to, but my
restless, wondenni eye has at last discov
ered the lurking place of pleasure, I know
tho Secret of happiness, yes 1 do. cat
tor blessings run . with your bucket,
and help fill the ocean of happiness. '
Don't bo frightened because you are not
quite as big. as everybody elso because
you are hot quite as showy as . Goliah of
(iath. turn Straight along with your
bucket, and pour ft into the, ocean of hu
man happiness. ' Don't tremble ' on tho
road for fear you'll meet some -mighty man
who will ask you about "those few sheep
you. left in the ; wilderness." . Go ahead
with your bucket get through your bus
iness,' and you'll go ' home with a light
heart, and your face won't look like "Old
Hundred," as it did boforo.,- ,iou wont
have to say that you live, in a bright little
world of delight but that your face is so
elongated by your discomforts that no
yardstick can moasure it., t ., -. ......
U I scatter blessings it 8 holy, it s sub'
lime to do it. -Scatter blessings, and com
forting angels .will ,be your guide you
will not be in trouble like other men, and
a joy "that passeth understanding will fill
your heart." , -, u' .... .
' Happiness Vehsos Greed. -Henry Ward
Beecher has seldom got off a ' better paraj
graph than tho following! -. . vt
..' "We often see an old,. and iwell ;bcaten
man who never had a success in his life,
and always did more and accomplished less
than, his associates; who-took .the. quartz
and dirt of enterprise whilo lhoy took the
goldi and yet in old age .he,ls.;the .hnppier
mam , .He had a sun.oi nopo, iney. oi ae
siro and greed and all his misfortunes and
mysterious providencos, he, had that withr
in him which rose up and carried his heart
abovO all troublej,! and upon -the 'World
wide water bore him up; like the' Ark on
tho Deluge.. ; . Uoi has distributed his gilts.
It takes a ecofo of them to make one man.
One supplies the swift sagacity; another tho
cautious loggic; another impeling force;
another the hope; Bnoth'er the practical
tact one supplies goneral principles; , an
other the working . planB. . Men seldom
Unite by the strong points. .It is, men's
Weakness that binds them together. By
distributing gifts God made bhe man de
pendent upon another; arid wields soeiety
together, by making every man 'necessit
ous, in somo place, as regards other men.
This distribution extends .to classes . and
business interests; some are intensely pro
gressive, and somo stoutly stationary. ' '
J5"GIasses reflect without talking.lasses
talk without rtneeting.: '; '
Ituportaacc r Punctual ani '
Urtrutar Attrndmnrej at Sclioels.
' We wish tliat this number 'of the Jour
nal oould reach every one of 100,000 ftim.
ihes, whoso ehildrn willattend school dur.
ing the cooiltig fall and winter; that we
could urge upon them, by evtry eonsider
ation which could influence the tiearU
of parenu, o have their children ready to
commence attending on the day theschocl
begins, and to allow nothing but sickness
or absolute necessity to detain them for a
single half-day. or even an hour, during
the session. - . t .
One of the greatest impediments to the
improvement of our sehoools . and the ad
vancement of the scholars, is thoir irreg
ular attendance. Scholars cannot be
lauhl unlets they are in school; they will
not learn unless they have time to study,
they will not love their school, or feel an
interest in their studicp, unless they attend
regularly so as to follow the course of study
pursued. Pupils must, in a school ofsny
size, bo instructed in classes. To do this,
regular lessons must be ..assigned, there
mast be a regular, nime for etodving and
the scholars must be present to do'bo.h; or
they cannot be expected to profit. If not
present to study the lessons, they cannot
be benefitted by tho recitation or the in
structions of the teachers; and if absent
from the recitation they loose both thejso
advantages, as well as the opportunity of
hearing the lesson recited by others, which
has a tendency to impress it upon the mind
even more effectually than .silent study.
. It needs no argument to show that the
absence of a scholar once or twice a week,
or even throo or four times in a auarttr
must do much to destroy all the inlrcstie
may have in hw studies.. But this is not
all; his absence diminishes the spirit and in.
terestofhis cL'us,ariddicourages his teach
er. On this point it should be remember
ed that very few scholars come into school
with an active' earnest desire to Jearn.v. iUi
a real love for knowledge. True, this is
not so much to bo wondered at - when we
think of the muT.itudu of influences calcu
lated to draw their attention from every
tiling of a serious and profitable, character.
The teacher' has, therefore, to awaken in
their minds that interest without which
they' cannot ba expected to study or male
any effort to improve. This requires con
stant and unremitting effort on his part,
and an amount of ingenuity, tact and skill
rarely thought of by those not familiar with
teaching. And when tho teacher has made
a favorable commencement with a scholar,
has learned his peculiarities, secured his
oonfideneei and awakened something like a
proper degree of interest in the employ
ments of school, a single absence for the
purpose of doing soma trifling errand, at
tending a circus or seeing its company en
ter the town, will often undo the work of
weeks or months; and the scholar returns
to ' school to - idle bis time, or otherwise
thwart tho teacher in his plans, and des
troy tlieplousnntneaer and ' profitableness of
me school - - t
"This is no fancy sketch: such incidents
are occurring frequently in almost every
school. - The children who So thns are
from every rank and condition in life! they
are not confined to the ignorant or the vi
cious; nor those Who might plead poverty
or necessity as an excuse. ' J
f areuts will you take this subiect into
consideration? - Will you do your part to
ward correcting this fruitful source of diffi
culty nnd disturbance in your schools? A
year or two since, tho superintendent of
bu4ioois in one of our largo cities made the
following statement: ... ... , ,
, f Scarcely a difficulty has occurredihee
the schools were , organized, not a com
plaint for punishment,- or anything of the
kind, which Cannot bo . traced directly or
indirectly to tardiness, truancy or some
iorm ot irregularity in attendance. . let
the parents of buch scholars are ' too fre
quently the first to find fault both with the
government and management of schools!."
The correction of this formidable. evil de
pends entirely upon parents: the power is
in their, hands. ' , A. p. l.
Ohio Journal of Education. . .
' itSf'There's a good time coming." A
poor, idle fellow used this oft-repcatcd say
ing, the other day, in our hearing. .'
Not exactly! No good time coming, for
him rnd why? "Because he is not indus
trious; he does not workj ' Besides, he has
none of What Yankees call .' calculaiion;,hc
does not join prudence with what little in
dustry ho has; ho exercises no good pw
agement. ' '"
Good management! That is it, after, all.
Industry good management!' Hard work
Is essential to success the "good ' time
coming" no mistake about, that; but it
must be dirocted by the head.' Hard work
without such direction avails but little.
The head plans, manages the hands exe
cute; whoever combines both has 'a good
time coming" will meet with succe ss.
Aim high and be prudent plan' and do
go ahead. '.-'' ' ' ..'"' " ;: 1
" - '" -u-r '' .' l" i
- tine religious belief of the fourteen
parsons who have tilled the Presidential
chair in the United States-as Indicated by
the attehdahce upon public Worship,' and
the evidence afforded in' their writings
may be summed up as follows: Washing
ton," Madison,- Monroe,: Harrison', Tvlcr,
and Tarlory Were Episcopalians'; Jefferson,
John Adams, ; John-Quiney Adams, and
Fillmore, were Unitarians; Jackson' and
Polk were Presbyterisns; Mr.VahBurch
Was of the Dutch Reformed Church; and
rvsiuuut, a as a - j. iiniusiiau vuiijn? -
gtttiohaKst. '' -' ' - -' "' '
... 9 The New York Dutchman says that
it is so dry up in Iowa, : that . the people
have to sprinkle the rivers to keep the boats
from kicking up a dust. , , - ;." ( .
"' jtSi?We admire women because of. their
beauty; respect them because of their intel
ligence,' and lovo them because we can't
help it. "". ' ' -' . - '' '
'.'-:v i.-rf.-, k
Newspapers from other, nations, con
taining attacks upon tho national , dynasty
or supreme government are to be prevented
circulating in .Mexico, ' ' ,-', 1
Bkaqtiful ExTaAct. Helping a yotmg
i lady out of a mud puddle, , -v.-
,AtTJU .EAVES. . ,. -.
Ok, aataua leaves?
ioraweflMjIit rnwsene by one have part
Don U the beauty of the golden skeaves;
I' Te eme" at Uut, - - '-
Prophet f winter k-mn aroaehlng fctl
, . - .
Ok,aataieitlMveal , . .
Why took yethtueo brilliant la decayf
Way, forth dying ynarwben aatare grUvca '
are yew gyt
' WrUixUker kaee than graced her opening djiyt
-, . Ok, aatumn lv, J
Te,aay dMywrerlaMearobeeof mirth.
While duUdecaya moment srarce reprleree
Jfoar form from earth -Ye
Ull as happier far Is death Uua birth !
Ok autumn leave,:
Ut yon the. dying saint In splendor grows;
With ach Clot pulse of life that feably anvi
At evening's close,
H: evsry grace with auded glory glow. .
- , Ob, solomn kavotl
Like yoa, heeuuasldc all hues of gloom,
And of hisbrlsliteninghopssa ehaplot weaves'
That e'er bis tomb -
Jhf jwi th glad pniabw Of eternal bleoaa.
W e sometws. catch ourselves wonder
ing how many of the young women whom
we meet with are to perfoim the part of
housekeepers, when the young men who
PTC them so Admiringly have persuaded
them to become their wives.' :,
" We listen to those young ladies of whom
we spoak.1 and hear thorn not onlv aclowl
edgiug but boasting of tWir ignorance of
all household duties, as if nothing would so
bwer thera In the esteem of their friends
as the confession of anability to make biead
and piesor cook h niece of meat, or a. rli.
tioa to engage in any useful employ-
Sr)ftl;in'v frnm nni. rr.iifl. f,,1
lections we are f?eb to'saw tl.Ji
L ry ....... ..... j u.i.iuui t.Ui
:in i my winte , lianas are very pretty to
i i-, .. . .
took at with a young ma.n's eyes, and we
have known the artless innocence of prac
tical knowledge displayed by a young Miss
to appear rather interesting than otherwise.
But v. e have lived long enough to learn
that life is full of rugged experiences, that
tho most loving, romantic and delicate peo
ple must liveon cooked or otherwise pre
pared food, and in homeskept clean and ti
dy by industrious hands. And for all' the
practical purposes of married life, it is gen
erally found that for a husband to sit and
gaze at a wife's taper fingers, or a wifo to
bo looked at and admired, does' not maLe
the pot boil or put the smallest piece . of
food in the pot. HriVtr unknovn.
ThcLorcsicU OJd Haiti.
Tho foolish old spinster who followed
Mario, the Italian singer, to this country
from England, and exhibited herself night
ly at the opera at Castle ' Garden, in the
front row of seats, and by various move
men ts exposed her silly infatuation to the
rude gaze of the public,, is still engaged in
pursuit of the handsome Italian. She is to
be seen night after night, at the opera, su
perbly dressed, and ornamented .wi'-h dia
monds and nalnLs. .ind ArnmrinV, it'iv.
box, for which sho pays thirty tfollars at
each performance. That she goes for the
mere pleasure of looking at Mario is palp-1
ble enough, for she never looks towards
the stage except he is on the scene, and one
night, when Mario was sick, she left the
house upon learning that fact from one of
tho ushers id attendance. The name' of
this unfortunate woman, who has been be
witched by Mario, is well' known to be
Gyle; she has a very large incomo at her
disposal, for it would take rather more than
the profits of the opera to pay her expen
ses. She lives sumptuously at the St.
Nicholas Hotel, and buys all sorts of ex
travagant dresses at the fashionable shops
about town, and pays hor bills with fifty
pound oralis npon toutts dc Co., London
bankers, - " '
-. ? -Farmers. r -
Adam was a farmer, while yet in Par
adise, and after his fall was commanded to
earn his bread by the sweat of his brow.--.
Job, the honest, and upright, and patient,
was a farmer, and his endurance passed in
to a proverb. Socrates was a farmer; and
yet wedded to his calliflgtbe glory of his
immortal' philosophy. St. Luke-was a
farmer, and divides with Prometheus the
honor of subjecting the ox for the use of
man. Cincinnatus was a farmer, and, the
noblest Roman of them all. Burns wasa
farmer, and tho muse found him at the plow
and filled his soul with poetry. Washing
ton wasa farmer, and -retired from -the
highest earthly station to enjoy the quiet of
rural life, and present to the world a spec
tacle of human greatness. To these may
be added a hostof others who sought peace
and repose in the cultivation of theirmoth
er earth; the .enthusiastic Lafayette, and
the steadfast Pickering, the scholastic Jef
ferson, nnd the fiery Randolph, all found an-
.htdorado of consolation from : life a cares,
ana trouwes, in tne . green, ana verdant
! lawns that surrounded their homesteads.
!"' ' ' ';" '; . ," - ''': - .' . .
' ' '" ' Ilonett Labor. --
' Labor, honest h bor, fs right and beauti
ful.' Activity is the ruling element of life,
and its highest relish. Luxuries and con
j quests are the rnsults of iabor--we can
. : .1 , : . i , . . . mi .
imnginu numing vriuiouv it. . iim iuiuksi
man of earth is he who puts his hand cheer
fully audproudly'to honest Jabor. uLabor
is" a business and ordinance of , God. Sus
pend labor; and where is' tho 'glory and
pomp of earth the fruit Holds and places
and tasmomngs of matter .for which men
Strive and war! ; Let the Labor-scoffer look
around him, look at himself, and learn
Twhat are the i trophies of toil. From the
. crown OI niS ncna to 111c auic u 1110 tnjv,
unless hois made as the beast, he is the
debtor aud slave of toil. . Tho labor which
ho scorns has tracked him into the stature
and appearance of man. Where gets he
his garments nnd equipage? Labor can
answer. Labor makes musio in the mine,
and the furrow, andat the forge, , t , ;,
JC"'Here, fellow, hold this horse.'
Does he kick?' ' - '. "'!
.. Kickl no; takeholJ of him.f... .'
, 'Does he bite?' , , ,
. 'Bitel no;, take Tiold of the bridle
say.' ' . '. " .'- ''. "'''"' '' "' ''
Does it take two to hold him?'- 2 "-
No!' - c-. ::.: i-a.
Then hold him yourself.'. ., .
SHE WAS A MAnTf II, ;
We need not search in the records of
history to find martyrs? they ar all a-
round -win our daily Mtha. Bearinsr.
suffering on, tboy walk the earth With
crown of thornaastuid a consuming sorrojr
ever preying upon their hoarts. .''
'Wo seo the cheek lose its rich bloom
and the eye grow "heavy with unshed
tears ;" we mark the Sadness which lurk
in each glance and lends such thrilling
pathos to every tone. .. Yet We never dream
iow terrible is the burthen which weichs
down their sinking spirits, never knoir
why they droop and die, when life seem!
in us sunny primes - : ' i-i
. We remember one a poor, forlorn
creature, who faded thus and at length
passed away to the land beyond the tomb.
In her youth, there were few more beauti
ful or beloved than she. Her fair brow
was as calm and serene as that of the
pictured Madonna, and her whole face
was radiant with gentleness and innocence,
Sho was 'the net of the household i tha
pride of her noblw brothers, and the pet
of kind sisters and indnlfrent parents. lo
an altnotphere of love she grew up a sensi
tive piant, ana was, alas! utterly anfit for
the storm and the tern pest: for the stern
trail and the fierce struggle, that after
wards fell to her lot. '
( When she went forth from that family
circle; a happy brido, she had no forebod
ings oj.evii; looking forward into tne fu
ture, she saw only a pleasant prospect; and
at her parting with those so tender!
bound to her; there was nothing but regret
at the loss of tbeir society to give bittern
ness to ner farewell. . . . , . i
Years roiled into eternity and set their
seal upon her; and her intimate friends
scarcely recognized her when they met.
Had those months been ages, they could
fcarcely have clwnged her more fearfully.
She had grown old prematurely ; her fore
head was. wrinkled i.nd there was an ex
pression of habitual anxiety on the sharply
uermea leatures. Her eyes were sunken ;
her lips trembleJ with smiles that were
touching to. behold, and the hair drawn
pack from the hollow temples was thin and
grey. fler form once so round and sim-
metncal, was wasted to a mere shadow.
and her step' was" feeble,' as if even her
emaciated form was an oppressive weight
for her failing limbs. , ; , . r
Now and then, she cam? to her olden
home, like a weary bird, and found shelter.
and perhaps at times, a' momentary re
pose. Gradually she sank into a declines
and yet she had no disease ; she was slow
ly wearing out. Ditth came at last, and
the work was done ; the last tie which link
ed her to existence was severed, and the
crushed spirit relieved from its captiviiy.--They
who had loved her through all her
agony, stood beside her coffin and gazed at
her rigid countenance in silent grief,
wondering what could have been the causa
of her early death.
. A a -
Aye, bad they obry "ad one xioscly
folded page in the heart of that poor
victim and him who followed her to the
church-yard as chief mourner, they would
nave been in doubt no longer. That wo
man was amartvr. Disappointment was
the poison ' which embittered everything
around her and wasted her strength and
bloom. He, who had solemnly promised.
to .cherish her, as well as love and protect.
Was false te his plighted vow. " There was
nothing faulty in his habits, or in his
course before the world. But he had ne
tastes in unison with her's--no apprecia
tive sense of that nature, which was thirst
ing for the approving smile and kindly
word, he faihd to bestow. When she was
his own; his love-like devotion gave place
to polite indiherence, and then to down
right tyranny. Tho stinging taunt ; the
harsh rebuke; the morose, sullen com
mand these Were the cause of her
death.' ''-'-' ' - - -
She slumbers now beneath a mounds
over Which spring has sued her violets.
Summer shed her roses. Autumn her crim
son leaves and Winter her chilling snows.
We know not whether there is a headstone
to tell who lies there; but if there is, it
should have engraven upon it in ineffacea
ble letters, "ahe was a Martyr. '
U, bow many instances are there like
this 1 We talk a great deal about the borne
duties of women, and too much cannot
be said on the subject ' Bnt the other sex
have a responsibility, an influence quite
overlooked. They also must strive to
throw the spells of happiness around thoir
dwelling' place and leave no' means Un
tried to render "home an emblem of
Eden.- i. - . .- .
"A correspondent of the Boston
Transcript has the following capital hit:
"I heard an anecdote here, of one of vour
Boston men, which is too good to be kept
from your readers. Theodore D. Parker,
Esq., a merchant in your city, happened
few weeks since to be a guest for one night
at Mr. Knapp's hotel. After tea, as he
Was enjoying the coolness of tho evening
breeze on the piazza, he noticed a gentle
man in the office who was examining the
book of arrivals, and who afterwards walk
ed up and down the piazza, scanning him
(Mr. P.) very closely.- Some ten or fifteen
minutes passed in this way, when the stranr
ger broke the silence byaddrssing him:
Is your name Parker, sir?' 'Yes, sir.
Theodore Parker?' 'Yes, sir.' Then,
sir,' (with a look as if the identity of the
individual were fairly established,) 'I sup
pose you are the man who goes about New
England, vilifying tho institutions of the
Soutltf'-'O no, no!' answered the aston
ished Mr. Purkor, before whose eyes a bg
of feathers and a kettle of tar danced a mo
mentary pas dt deux;1! am. Theodore D.
Parker I am a merchant in Boston I am
not tli6 minister whom you speak of.' Ah I
that alters the case, then,' responded the
ohivalrio Virginian in a milder tone; 'but
allow me to give you one piece of advice,
and that is, that if you are going to travel
round these diggings, you had better in fu
ture, when you sign your name, be certain
and makethat D. particularly d plain "
'"No msn baa aright to do as he pleas
es unless he pleases to do right.
' jC3TThe yonng lady who caught a gen
tleman's eye.u requested to return it ,4 i