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?in! other Lots in the Town of Orangeburg,
also one valuable tract of land containing six
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"Hear yc one Another's Burdens."
Did you know riiy darling .children
There was work for you to do,
Ah yon tread lifo'n flowery pathway,
'Neath skies of brightest blue?
Your tiny hands ho feeble,
May powerless appear,
But .they often lighten burdeits .
The strongest scarce can beat*.
You all arc "Little Lifters,"
Who with loving sseal will try
To help the weak and weary,
And dry the tearful eye;
And though you lift but little,
Faint not, but lift again,
The hardest rock is worn
Jly the constant dripping rain.
And when you sing to baby,
Till he gently falls to sleep;
Or coin fort little sister,
T4I1 hci blue evest-ease to weep;
Or tie up Johnnie's: bIioo strings,
And shielding hci from care.
And when father, tired aiAj weary,
Comcs'home to rest at night,
Draw up for bim the easy elfiiir,
And make the lire burn bright,
Though small the deeds of kindness,
And low the words of love,
The recording argel writes them
In glowing lines above.
Then love and help oneh other,
Fur to you this charge is given,
And in lifting other's burdens,
You lift your souls to heaven.
From '?Our Fireside Friend."
A STUDENT'S STORY.
J'.Y S. UK?T?K IJUOCKTON.
Yes, medical students once in n while
have an adventure. Sometimes it is ho
moi'o than a shy flirtation with the rosy
choceked damsel across the way, who re
wards our pantomimic devotion by throw
ing tis shy kisses from the pink tips of
her taper lingers. Then again, it may he
a student's ?.pmrrel, a hasty challenge,
and, mayhap, iftho parties have not the
good nature or moral courage to settle
the dispute before-hand, a veritable duel
conducted with all due secrecy, and usu
ally ending in two .-hots fired at random,
a reconciliation, and strict preservation
ofthe whale occurrance from lue sur
veillance of the College Faculty. Or, as
in the instance 1 propose to relate, one
may bo visited by a terrible experience,
such as comes to a man only once or
twice, in a whole life-timc-to some, per
Our University at the time to which 1
refer, was a comparatively ?cininstitu
tion, and the medical department in its
infancy; though through the efforts ol
certain liberal and enterprising men of
note in our profession, was making rapid
strides in the way of advancement, and
competition with older and more firmly
established colleges of learning.
At that time I was "beginning my juni
or year, and looking eagerly forward to
my hard-earned diploma. At the conclu
sion of my two years' of laborious study,
it was my design to pay especial atten
tion to the two branches, anatomy and
surgery ; but unfortunately for my desir
ed researches, our death of "subjects"
gave little opportunity for those practical
experiments,* without which theory,
though at one's tongue's end, is but a sor
I suppose it seems to many persons a
drcndful thing to dismember a defunct
body with the dissecting knife. Mess you!
I understand all that! Have been
through it myself. Indeed, at the time
of which I speak, a horde of old supersti
tions haunted my heels whenever I look
the scalpel in hand.
However, I appeal to thosa whoso pre
judices arc the strongest against the prac
tice; is it not a greater kindness towards
our brother man, if we acquire Mich skill
as experience alone can give, through the
medium of a senseless corpse, than to go
out into the world trying our bungling
experiments oh Hving.snTyccts, who must
lit.gor in snfiwing, perhaps (lie, -because
we lack that knowledge of the human
sytrtcrVi, and skillfulncss in surgery, which
dissecting alone could have taught us?
Has it ever occurred to your mind, that
the eccentric gentleman who, on dying,
willed his body to a scientific institution,
served as truly a missionary purpose as
he who crosses the ocean to spend his life
in ministry among the heathen?
I Uul to return to my narrative. It was
just at the time of odr greatest privation,
when we had sent far and near to procure
a'-subject, niwl fiumd tione ic-glheoini?^l
that some of the class brought intelligence
of a body w hich had, that very afternoon
been interred in the cemetery adjoining
the town. It w."\s the body of a man, ami
the death hud been a sudden one, though
from no contagious dis use; The limited
illness, as it would leave the system very
nearly in its natural condition, rendered
it the more .desirable for scicitilic pur
Under ordinary circumstances, such an
net us despoiling a grave would never
have occurred to any of us, at least with
a view of carrying it put. Indeed, liiere
was a iaw in the college forbidding ii.
under a heavy penalty; but taking in
consideration all the previously cited cir
cumstances, yon will preceivehow strong
a temptation confronted us! < >f course
we were hound to the utm >3ts !crecy,and
could profit by the use o|* <>t:r "forbidden
fruit" only in the privacy of our in Ii vi l
ua.l apartments. This was plainly under
stood in the beginning.
By twos and threes, we s * raj :': .1 to
gether, uttering low comments and sug
gestions, until twelve of our number had
assembled. Together we r< paired to the
lodgings of a classmate, where, .-c ure
from eavesdroppers, or interruption, a
unanimous vole decided in favor of ob
taining possession of the body.
Three of our number were deputed to
procure it, and as no one volunteered
they were selected by lot. Nine blanks
and three crosses were put into a hat. 1
was the lirst to .draw, und brought out a
cimss; then came two blanks, and a cross
foi Dick Rivers, otherwise called the
"Blow-hard!" four more blanks, and the
third cross fell to a tall, .-trapping fellow
by tho name of Matthew Middlclon.
Wc were instructed t?> raise the body,
about the hour of midnight, and convey
it cautiously, through an unfrequented
by-way as fur as Lynn street, and conceal
it in a closet adjoining the bachelor
apartments of one of our class, where no
prying land-lady or curious cluimbcr
maid might spy out our secret. The
coining evening was decided upon as the
one upon which wc were to ijiako the
attempt. In case of surprise or disturb"
nncc, wc were to make our way back with
all possible dispatch, ba ten quietly to
our lodgings and feign ignorance of the
loiti- undertaking would he attended
v?jth no particular risk, as there was but
biro house in the immediate vicinity to
tab cemetery, and that the dwelling of
tag sexton, n man well into years and
nearly deaf, as was also his housekeeper,
familiarly known as Goody Dent.
At ten o'clock, according to nppoint
men', I repaired to our rendezvous, and
found my two companions awaiting me.
We carried between us, a spade, a rope,
a chisel, a lantern, and a large, heavy
yor>l sack, in which to wrap the "subject"
'ehe night was cloudy, and we picked our
rj^%a?Ucntlv...<h|rop^r|i U^c> dark streetsu
now ami then ilasliing !i ray from our
lantern, on the path ahead.
Arriving at the cemetery! wefound the
gate s surely fastened, but easily vaulted
over the enclosure. The tomb stones
gleamed dull and white through the mur
ky gloom. A violent wind which luul
risen .with the selling of the sun, soughed
over the tall grass and .-hook the willow
branches until they lashed each other, as
in a blind fury. We pressed closely to
gether, reassuring ourselves by low-spo
ken jests and light conversation.
Our informant bad been able to des
.cribc the exact locality in which the
c ?rpse had been deposited, and with little
difficulty we found our way to the freshly
i heapc 1 mound of earth which marked
the ucw-nindo grave. Resolutely we set
to work, using the spade in turn, until
at length it struck, with a dull thud,
upon the coffin ltd. A tier that we pro
C( ((1 1 with more care, and less speed,
until the whole top of the coffin was bare.
This Middlcton announced in a strange
1 "Cone- out ?>f it then," was Rivers
quick re pause. '?Your two-hundred
pounds, nvoirdupoiso will smash thv
We drew Middlcton out, ami I held
the lantern, while Rivers, who was much
slighter, but very muscular, descended
with rope and chisel. 1 noticed thecofiin
Was a very large one, ami nearly seven
(eel in length. lie unscrewed the lid and
til row* it back.
"Mahomet ami all the prophets!" was
his somewhat irreverent exclamation.
Reeling down; with Middlston over tuy
shoulder, I beheld the tnr.s ivc brad, and
ginr.t sh( ulders of a man in the prime of
life; his features indicated Noiwcgian
descent. Large as was his cofliti it lilted
"Thewhole lid lias got to co'.nc elf!"
said Rivers lugubriously. "Nothing less
wii! begin to answer." After some dili
geul work with the chisel, he lilted the
lid to one side, setting it. up edge-wise.
The corpse was ail of six feet height, ami
would weigh?at a rough guess?two
hundred and scventy-fivo pounds, fast
ening the rope to the arms ami across the
shoulders, Rivers climbed up to the edge
of the cavity, and unitt .1 Iii;. length with
"Here we are '." was his confideut ajssec
tion; but there canio some obstruction and,'
puR and tug as we might, we could not
raise our burden above a half reclining
"Come, Brock," put in Middlcton,
"you arc the slighest; just you go down,
iposen the old fellow's feet, and give us a
*Kft under his shoulders; that's a good
I did not much relish the idea of so
eloso proximity to my "Norwegian friend
as wo dubbed the corpse : but ashamed la
reveal my Intent cowardice, sprang readi
ly down, and moving the feet, planted my
self immediately under thesuspended body
preparing for a vigorous boost. ? Casting
I my eyes upward, 1 saw that; the moon,
just broken loose from the clouds, threw
a broad beam of light athwart the grave.
At the same instant, the distant town
clock began oh the stroke of twelve*
I A quick exclamation sounded from
above,, followed by a violent concussion-,
which showed mo more stars t han ever at
1 one time spangled the heavens. Then I
heard rapid, departing footsteps, and all
was silence. I came to a speedy realiza
tion of my position. I was fast wedged
into the bottom jf the cofiin, under the !
full weight ofthat ponderous corpse. My
cowardly classmates, had been frightened
away, leaving me to combat alone the
terrors of my frightful situation.
A hand of ice seemed closing about my
heart, checking its pulsations. A-cold
perspiration broke from ever}' pore. In
agony of terror I strove to free myself
from my loathsome prison: but ir? viviiK
I was exceedingly slender in person, and
muscular force was proportionately weak.!
Under the most advantageous circum
stances 1 could have lifted scarcely ono
half this weight; now I had fallen iu a
particularly awkward position, which, be
sides being extremely painful, made resis
tance doubly difficult. Exert myself as
?I would, I was unable, in the least degree,.
to obtain release.
I shrieked in the extremity of my ter
j ror. 1 ered aloud until hoarseness muS?
fled my voice to a whisper. I strained
every nerve until the tension snapped,
and utterly exhausted, I was powerless to
move hand or foot.
I counted the seconds as they resolved
tlfemscl7C3 into minutes, and the minutes
as they progressed towards hours. I re
called the faces of friends, some that I
j had not seen for years. Vague and iri
1 distinct images came and went before my
mind's eye, becoming gradually dimmer
and fainter, until blank unconsciousness
cuveloued my strained faculties in merci
"Thank heaven, old I'd low, that you
arc yet alive. Come, let's hurry up. Vve
must be gone from here, before any one
"Tbc-subject?" I queried faintly.
"\Vill remain where it lies, until Gab
riel blows his horn " ejaculated Rivers.
""V ou see,'1 began Middlcton, shame
facedly, "Rivers and 1 got a right smart
scare, just when you went down itvto that
grave, and the moon sboo.o out so bright.
We happened to look benind u*, before
making ready for that last pull, and 1
tell you it was enough to make a fellows
hair stand on ends ; that sight wc saw.
It wa3 long and white, und came rolling
over the ground, making all kinds of
motion's and antics, and just then the
dock struck for twelve ; we called down
to you to let out for home, and then we
"N ever dreamed but what you were
tight to our heels, 'pon honor, didn't!''
broke i>. llivcrs. "Never once though of
such a thing as your getting caught in
that Kind of a trap! Alley we got out,
and louiul you not following, we conclu
ded yoir was playing off brave, and bad
biicakcd home sonic other way, to got a
hick on us. So we went right to your
rooms, to wait for, and find you out. Rut
when ii got nigh morning nnd you didn't
conic, wo got frightened enough about
you, and waked up Roberts and WjUis
O go back with us nndjindjutt what
was the matter."
"But thegost?" 1 shuddered, endeav
oring to eil up and look about inc.
"Ob ! that hi the joke of it," laughed
Roberts, who having finished his work,
came tip convulsed with merriment. "Do
you sec that strip of linen out yonder,
that Goody Dont has out bleaching'T
Well, you know thewiud was a parfuct
gale, and it blew, up .the cloth and sent it
rolling along, and these fellows .mistook
it for a grave-yard specter. Hal Hal
One Hundred Years Ago.
Gne hundred a'nVf ten yeats ago there
I was not a single white man in Kentucky,*
Ohio, Indiana or Illinois. Then, what ra
! the most flourishing part of America waff
as little know n ha the country around the'
mysterious mountains of the moon. It
was not until 17(57 that Ilopne loft his
home in North Carolina, to become the
first pioneer settler in * Kentucky. The
first pioneer of Ohio did not settle until
twenty years ago. Canada belongecf to*
France, and the population did not ex"
ceed a million and a Irilf of people. A '
hundred years ago tjic Great Frederick
of Prussia was performing those graud
exploits which have made him immortal
in military annals, and with his little
monarchy was sustaining a single con
test with Russia, Austria and France,,
the three great powers . of Europb cpin
bincd. Washington was a modest Vir
ginia Colonel, and the great events in
history of the two worlds in which these
great but dissimilar men took leading
parts were then scarcely foreshadowed,
A hundred years ago the United States
were the most loyal purt of the British
Empire, and on the political horizon no
speck indicated the struggle which, with
in a score of years thereafter, establish
ed the great republic of the world. A
hundred years ago there were but four
newspapers in America! Steam engine*
had not been Jir-ugincd, railroads and
telegraphs had not entered into the re
motest conception of men. When we
:Como to look bach at it through the Vista
of history, we find that to the century
just passed has been allotted more im
portant events, in f\?ir bearing upon the'
happiness of the world, than almost any
other which has elapsed since the crea
The Wonders of the World.
This world of ours is filled with won
ders. The microscope reveals not less
than the telescope, each at either end of
creation. In the insect creation, particu
larly, there is so much to know that has
never been drtumpt?wheels within,
wheels, without computation or number.
I.et us take a rapid glance at the proofs
of the statement. The polypus, it is said,
like the fabled hydra, roccives new life
from the knife which is lifted to destroy
it. The tiy spider lavs an egg as largo
as itself There nre 4.041 muscles in a
cntcrpiller. Hookc discovered 14,000
in the eye of a drone ; and to effect the
respiration of a crap, 13,o00 arteries,, ves^
sels, veins, bones, etc., are necessary. Tlier
body of every spufct' eotains four little
masses pierced with a multitude of im
perceptible boles, each hole permitting
the passage of thread ; all of which threads
to the amount of 1,000 to each mass join
together when they comooui, and make
the single thread with which the spider
spius its web ; so that what we call a spi
der's web consists of more than 4,009
united. Lcnwhcnock by means of mi
croscopes, discovered spiders no bigger
than a grain of sand, and spun threads
so tine that it took -1,000 of them to ccpial
in magnitude a single Lair. Lenwhenock
tells us of insects seen with tho micro
scope of which 27,000,000 would only
equal n mite. Insects of various kinds
may bo seen in the cavities of a common
grain of sand. Moll in a forest of beau
tiful trees, with the branches, leaves,
Mowers and fruit. Rutterflics are fully
feathered. Hairs ere hollow tubes. The
surface of our bodice is covered with
scales like Gsh ; a single grain of sand
would cover 150 of those scales, and a
-ingle scale covers?00 pores; yet through
thesq narrow openings the sweat forces it
.-elf out like water through a seive. The
mite makes 500 steps in a second. Each
drop of stagnant \vnt< r contains a world
of animated beings, swimming with liber
ty as a whale in the sea. Each leaf has
a colony of inse its grazing on' it lik/
oxen in a meadow.