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VOLUME 2?NO. 15. ABBEVILLE G. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST ID, 1851. WHOLE NUMBER 67.
rutii'KY.
What I Have Seen.
I've oft in passing through this world,
Seen men of strange repulsive mould,
And wondered oft why they should seem
Ho dead and senseless, drear and cold.
(I've often lingered on their look,
And mourned, alas, their gloomy fate!
And tried to know
, ?
"What brings this Wretched saddened stale.
I've oficn-eoen the cheerless look,
And marked the cold repulsive oye,
And seen within the frigid soul,
A mystery de<;p that brings a sigh.
I know not whore-the wrong doth rest,
Nor can -we toll, for all is sin,
But once the soul is dead to good,
Has naught on earth to joy within.
Oh! cold phlegmatic creuturc man, I
Can life nor joy within you start?
Shall gloom o'er 6hroud your brightsoine way, \
And nothing ope to elieer jour heart?
I cannot feel that life is sweet, '
To you who grope in sullen gloom;
Flow can you make this enrth a bell ?
As dismal as the darksome tomb ?
Has sntan fixed his hand on thee.
And marked thee with his vile impress ? '
Or lia3 the world to you grown cold, I
And all around is dreariness ?
oiewiinKs uiis 1110 is bard at beat,
And none, alns, should dare repine !
Our days are few, and nun?hercd too,
And to our fate wc should resign.
I've seen the rich man in his hall,
Arrayed in all his splendor there, \
And yet, forsooth, I've often traced,
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The marks of deep and dark despair.
This mighty nnture man has got,
It is a problem strange to me, I
Oh, would that I some power had I
To prove this dark deep mystery. I
Our mortal ken, so finite here.
We cannot graBp the hidden cause,
The veil that shrouds our visual range c
Is spanu'd with God's eternal laws.
Deep mystery then is man to me? ^
A Biped of tho strangest mould.
His ways are wa3's of heaviness,
And yet the tale is half uutold. t
C. v
Mi. Carmel, August, 4th, 1881. C
MISCELLANY. L
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Gen. Jackson and the Clerk. a
Many of our readers will recoguizc the
point of the following joke, which we v
heard related " long time ago," but which
wa never saw in print. <J
"While General Jackson was President o
of the U nited States, he was tormented day
after day, by importunate visitors, (as most c
Chief Magistrates of this "great country j,
are") whom he did not care to see?and in e
consequence gave strict directions to the
messenger at the door, to admit only certain
persons on a particular da}', when he
was more busy with State affairs than usual. a
In spite of the peremptory orders, how- ?
ever, the attendant bolted into his apart- j
mcnt during the afternoon, and informed r
uie v^enerai inai a person was outside
whom he could not control, and who claimed
to see him?orders or no Orders.
"I won't submit to this annoyance," ex- c
claimed the old gentleman, nervously. s
"Who is it!" <]
"Don't know,sir." 0
'"Don't know ! What is his name? " v
'' His name f Beg pardon, sir?it is a n
woman." " v . . a
u A wSfrian! Show her in, James, c
6how her in," said the President, wiping hif. f
face, and the next moment there entered s
the General's apartment a neatly clad fe- 1
male, of past the middle age.^vho advanced r
courteously toWards the ola gentlerhan, and 1
accepted the chair proffered to I?er. 1
" Be seated, madam," he said. 1
u Thank you," replied the lady, throwing \
aside her veil,' and revealing a handsome ?
face to her entertainer. \
"My mission hither to-day, General," i
continued the fair speaker, " is a novel one,
and you can aid me, perhaps." i
" Madam," said the General, u command t
me." (
" Yon are very kind sir. I am a poor t
woman, General,? rt f
- roverty w no cnroe, madam." ?v, t
" "No, eir,- but 1 have a little family to
-care for?1 am a widow, air.; and a'dlerlc 1
employed in one of the departments of i
your administration is indebted to me for t
, board to a considerable amount, which I i
cannot ?oUecL I need the money sadly, ]
and come to sak if a portion of his pay cannot
be stopped, from time to time, until this ]
<ilaim. of imnQpr-an honest one, General? {
of .which- he. Jbadr th? f^ value, shall be ]
cancelled." -v. ?j . - I
U T Molts M T K???
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Control that itftfc What is the amount of
4be.bfljl?' 'V:.'-*
."Seventy dollars, Ur?here it is.".3
Exactly?-! eee. iAffld h* wjary, madr
?
M It w Mud to ^ twelve hundred dollars
* *'%#d i^j?yhifboatf.bilH?
flTf I lit'ITi.? kit Hofiti nfan/^intr
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"His note, sir"? It wouldn't be wortl
the paper on which it was written; ho pay:
no one a dollar voluntarily."
" But ho will give you his note?will h<
not, madam ?"
" O yes, he would be glad to have a res
pue inai way, tor a month, 110 doubt."
"That's right then. Go to him and oh
tain his note, at thirty days from to-day :
give him a receipt in full, and come to mi
this evening."
The lady departed, called upon the young
lark, and dunned him for the amount?al
which he only smiled?and finally asked
him to give her his note for it.
"To he sure," said he, with a chuckle,
"give a note?sart'n?and much good may
ii do you, mum."
"You'll pay it when it falls due, won't
you ? " said the lady.
"O, certainly," was the reply. Ami in
I lie evening she again repaired to the White
House with the note. The President put his
broad endorsement on the hack, and directid
her to obtain the casli upon it at the
IBank.
In due time a notice was sent to the clerk
hat a note signed bj him will be due on a
canicular uav, winch he was requested to
>ay.
At first Jolm could not conceive the
ouree from whence the demand could come,
tnd supposing that it had been left for election,
was half resolved to take no notice of
t. But as he passed down tlie avenue, the
inpaid board hill suddenly entered his head.
" Who has been foolish enough to help
he old woman in this business, I wonder ?
aid John to himself. " I'll go and see. It's
l humbug, I know; hut I'd like to know
f she's really fooled any b<x!y with that
lit nf si nsinnr ' " nnM <1.^ 1 l
-- ? ~ r"I"~ xinvi mg nit Uiinn.,
le asked the teller for the note which had
>een left there for collection against him.
" It was discounted," said the teller.
"Discounted! who in the world will dis;ount
my note!" said John, amazed.
"Any body, with such a backer as you've
jot on this."
" Backer! Me?backer?who! "
" Here's the note; you can see," said the
oiler, handing him the document, and on
I'hieh John recognized the bold signature
if the President of the United States.
" Sold, truly!" exclaimed John, with a
lyaieric gasp, ana drawing lortli the moicy?for
he saw through the management
t a glance.
Tbcuote was paid, of course, and justice
k-as awarded to the spendthrift at once.
On the next morning he found upon his
leak a note which contained the following
nterlainingbit of personal intelligence:
Sir?A change has been made in your
ifliee. I am directed by the President to
nfortn you that your services will no longr
be needed in this departmeot.
\r c?
i oiiis, cci\,
, Secretary.
John Small retired to private life at once,
lid thenceforth found it convenient to live
in a much smaller allowance than twelve
lundred a year.?Rockland County Jonr\al.
Dogs, Versus Negroes.
A dog with a tin kettle tied to his tail
ame running and yelping down the street
cared nearly to death.?For protection, hu
lodged into a marble yard, but the owner
f the yard kicked liim out, and away he
k-cnt " ky ye, ley ye," out of sight.?The
lext day the owner of the marble yard bought
. dog which turned out to be the identical
ur that had the kettle to his tail. The
irst time the neighbor's boys saw him in the
trcct, they caught him and tied another
:ettle to him. Away he sped for the
narble yard, where the owner, instead of
ticking him, went up to him gently, patted
nm on me neaa, ana relieved 111m irom tuo.
cetfle. It soon became known about the
'illage, that this dog had a master, and evsr
after he was permitted to go and come,
vhen and where he pleased without molestition.
Moral.?All dogs should have masters,
lot because dogs without masters deserve
0 have tin kettlea tied to their tails, but because
boys will tio tin kettles to dog's tails
hat don't have masters. So people will
ibuse negroes that don't have masters, and
hereforo all negroes should have masters.
Wo might go on with this ta(i)le and tell
low there was a crazy man in the village
?ho went about trying to persuade the people
1 .1 Li .1 _ ? A 1 !.!? A..~ ?
-JiciL ~every uug uiusv nave ui? u?v, uuiuu
neant that dogs should not be tied up, but
eft to go and come as they pleased.
He was told that the boys would tie tin
kettles to their tales and frighten them to
leath if they were not kept at home. This
ho would not beliove and pointed to the
Eact that boys did not tio tin Kettles to pig's
tails askproof that they would not to dogs,
s.l ?ut> Mid the dog owners, u there is a
amerence between a dog and a hog?a?
much difference as between a negro and e
white man."
Still, the crasy mag went about lecturing
oi) the freedom of dogs, and Wrote long e$
say* to show that they were as good aa hogi
and ought tohatfe fee: same IreedWbjtoc
privileges. He hukI? bknsetf oxcMQiBg)]
unhappy about the-cowliticm oftherpoo
dom^ and raiwrt ntiimM
The tfm? and flacfhet speiSt Th-thfc
cauae, nearly riqnea Trim 4 IriilMifty gn?j
9 *
j lawless, ragged and rude, and his own littl
s pig that would have made them a barrel <
pork, had it been attended to and fed, gre<
j poorer and poorer, until at last, it died t
starvation.
The following, from the (Jiuemntti f7>n
i mcrcial will further illustrate these remark
-1 in a more practical manner :
: ! On Wednesday evening some scholar
from the Mt. Auburn school were nttrnctei
! to an alley by the dismal groans of a respect
r| able and rather dignified negro, apparent!;
: j aged sixty-five or seventy years. The whit
[ j grave blossoms on the black man's hca<
| were stained and clotted with bloot
,1 from two or three gashes on tho foreheat
i and skull, having the appearance of clul
j wounds. Water was brought to the sufferer
and when suflieieiitly recovered, he confessci
j to being a runaway slave from IventiwU-v
| He had escaped across the river with threi
! daughters, tho youngest being fourteen
: whom he was anxious to educate in a lYe<
! State, or in Canada. The party had safelj
' proceeded as far as the foot of Sycamon
i llill, when lie was suddenly attacked by i
I gang of rowdies, probably from this side o
j the river, knocked down, cut and beaten
| and left senseless on the ground, where Ik
; was found by the children. When the old
i man came to himself lie found that his
j daughters had been kidnapped ??Ilis own
j pockets had also been rifled of six dollars in
! silver !! it was nearly dark when the party
[ was attacked, so that the wretched African
; is not able to identify the scoundrels ; lie is
, only certain "that none of them were of the
I vicinity of his master's estate. They were
i probably either hired bullies from rum-holes
; and brothels, or fellows of like character,
| who stole the negroes and hurried them
! across the river for sale, or for an anticipa|
ted reward. We learn that a reward of one
: thousand dollars had been offered for the
j fugitives. They were from Lexington.?
A\ Y. JJun Book.
New Cotton.
| "A Merchant," a correspondent ot' the
j New Orleans Picayune, notices the ani
nouncement of tlie receipt of two bales of
] new coiton from Texas, nnJ says:?" Ac!
cording to tlie samples exhibited, the qualii
ty is very inferior, and the cotton evidently
picked before being fully matured." The
j bales, he says, instead of being of the rogular
weight, arc only ba<rs of about 2"?()
j pounds, and he complains that planters
j should thus, as in the instance alluded to,
| have their names " posted olF in the newspapers,"
misunderstanding their own inter
est?, and doing injury to die whole trade.
Wlmt liasbccotneof all the " smart plant'
ers" of Georgia, who used to he so anxious to
I stic their names in the newspapers in conncc'
tion with the "first bale of new Cotton."
i Have they learned a little more sense? If
so, it is only sustaining the reputation that
' Of'nrfrtfinc nnv.v oKmu.-I
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j The man who is guilty of such tolly, as huri
ry'ng and driving to get the first hale of
j new cotton to market, to have the fact her!
aided through the press, has about as comprehensive
and correct an idea of his true
interest, as the planter who buys for his negroes
poor or damaged Bacon, (and gives
i them a small supply of that) and inferior
j clothing, blaukets and shoes, because they
i are low priced. He docs not reflect that to
i have a healthy, vigorous man of the greatest
j physical power of which his frame is capa'
ble, enjoying good health, and living to a
good old age, you must not only give him
good, sound food, but an abundant supply,
and keep him well and comfortably clud for
all weather?with good sleeping apartments,
that he may rest comfortably and sleep soundj
ly, and thus bo enabled to endure a greater
; amount of labor with less fatigue. A negro
I thus cared for, enjoys better health, and performs
his duties with cheerfulness, while
those who are poorly fed, worse clad, and
severely driven, (and there are such,) are
often diseased, generally short-lived, and always
require to be driven to the perforrifftnce
of their dutie?.
1 If there bo nmoner our thousands of read
! ers, one man (he does not deserve the name
of man) who pursues this unwise policy in
the mauageraent of his slaves, we invoke
him to resolve from this day forward to give
his negroes, always an abundant supply of
the best and soundest food?(never buy
poor bacon,) give them good, comfortable
clothing and shoes, and large, heavy blnnkets
that will keep thein warm and dry?in
<1 * ?t 11 -i e? ?j
suuri, oiu hi tit lucjr ?rv wan cuicu tor ana
made comfortablo in every particular, and
never requii est^tnuch of them?then you
may expect to'nave healthy, vigorous, long(
lived slaves, who will perform their duties
with alacrity and cheerfulness, and you will
bo a more thrifty, wiser and happier man,
and better Christian than you ever can be
under your stinting, half-starving, half-cloth[
ing and over-driving policy.?Choniclc.and
, Sentinel. ,
Only Sixteen.?The census takert found
r great difficulty in ascertaining the agefc '?
. the girls, a large majority of them being on
j ly sixteen. In one family in a neighboring
( county, there were found twelve girl? betweer
t sixteen and eigUfeen yearn of age.^.
H WoMAM'fl Rm imav k
I. siidof woni&^rightto yfcta lutfl legwJate
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!c! Oonvicfe in the Georgia Peniten
jf i tiary.
iv J Dear Sir?I take the liberty of address
>f| ing )*ou a few lines giving a short descrij
i tiun of the convicts in the Georgia Peniten
i-1 tiary. As you are fully aware of the ger
:s1 oral character of convicts, I will only uotic
| what sort of convicts are at present in cor
s1 finement. There arc three sentenced fo
i i:r? ,i?. -?i -
j : ..iv, iui muiucr, outers lor irom one to tei
/-1 years for an asault with an intent to rnui
y der: another class from one to four years fo
e manslaughter in its various degrees. Thei
j comes in those of the Murrel clan of robbers
j or more recently known as Dr. Roberts
1 clique,Awho are stalking through the coun
j try, the finest gentlemen among us?wolvc
in sheep's clotliing; a general supply of lie
i ; trro thieves, in tho ?f>rsoiis? i>f Tritli l">n??.li
. , - [ ? ?
. j Yankees :ind Germans. Then come others
i j not a few in number, whose offences shouk
, not be mentioned here, (and hero I regre
} | to say your favored county has one of thii
! ] class :) besides the remainder, made np o
?| lior.se thieves, swindlers, and those guilty o
i j potty larceny of every grade. So much to
f' their crimes.?They are made up of al
, j grades of persons from thirteen years of ng<
: to seventy-five.
I; To ace them all seated together during
'divine service on the Sabbath, or or at ta
i ble duriinr meal time, and n-fWf on ilu.ii
i j various characters, and that tlicy are senl
j from almost every county in the State foi
i! crimes of every diameter you can name, if
i | enough to attract the attention of parents
s as the best mode of educating and train:
I ing their children. Ilere you may see the
| old gn;v-hailed father and the youthful son
j inmates of the same prison, and brother?
j brought chained together, lobe imprisoned
j for years; the diseased of almost every kind
j?some with consumption, some with drop!
sy, others with old chronic diseases, sonic
] having fits every day ;?cripples, too, may
j be seen, some 011 crutches with one leg, and
J some with one hand, w ho have gone through
i almost everything that human thought
! ?..r, v?.....J? i?i?*?i ?
iii.ugiuv. jl taiuiuay, i unuuTSiaiHi uom
j pood authority, they received one from
'| Lowndes county with but one hand, who
! has been bit twice by rattlesnakes, crushed
| through a sugar mill, struck with lightning,
] lorn up by a panther, covered up and left
, for dead, and while the panther pursued an'
other boy who was with him, he made his
escape, about six weeks ago stabbed a man
so that he died, and is now in the Penitentiary
for three years.
Of the one hundred and sixty-four convicts
now confined in the Penitentiary, at
least one hundred and fifty of them are
confined ft>V I'nmtniHnrl nn.
I tier the influence of liquor, numbers of them
can neither rend nor write, uot one-fourth
, of them had pious, praying mothers, and
: not one out of ten of ihein ever saw their
fathers kneeling at church or around the
family altar. This will be a good text for
I Uncle Dabuey and others of the temperance
cause to dwell upon.
This is a short sketch of what might he
said, were I more acquainted with their individual
cases. I may at some future time
give you a more extended view of the in
mates of the Penitentiary, as one of the of!
ficers of the Institution is preparing a list
oi mom, wuii meir crimes, cnaracter, ana
early training, moral habits, and their means
of education, a copy of which lie has promised
ma as soou as completed. K. A. O.
The Mechanic.
Sparks ye are, artizans of the earth, from
the great anvil that six thousand years ago,
rang with the giant strokes of Tubal Cain.
Sparks that will transmit;, their . light
through all time, and gleaua- ^heavenward
from the shores of eternity. or ? ,
The ant and little bees build their homes
themselves?toil and labor are their portion,
i i:uiA *i -c iL. _
uuu yyiiiits nine urciiiuru id uieru ui iuc in*
sect world tbat bears a better name among
the ease-loving sons of earth than they'{
Mankind is prone to praise in others what
they do not themselves practice, but practicing
it themselves they praise not others,
but their own humble selves, and so it is in
regard to labor, they like to sec others work
and toil for their daily bread, but do not
! like to do it themselves, nor heure the praise
of working for'a living. Tbgjg&frQ drones,
the dust that floats upon tht*3fl(?sof labor,
and shifted by their own wortblessncsa from
one place to another, until the gaudy glitter,
borrowed from the reflection of their own
wealth, becomes the means. whereby they
are hurled from existence?from memory
itself.
And the artizan, does be^lMk for the pre^
em or ior tne luturor .*
_ Or docs death, when his grasps him, pall
> him forever freak' tKe recollection of the living,
and leave hut a blank sjface in thet flro
side circle for sorrow to occupy until filled
by another! < rJ The
an&wer it plain, 'the mechanic lea vet
his unpfi?t -upon the age in which he lives,
' and Time marks his history ari^fe guido foi
f the futtire. A palace is drawn upon a pa
- per^tr mere pencil sketch. It is passed tc
I the mechanic,?Weeks, months, perhapi
? yew* rolj by; ami tfte pencil structure o
the brain "becomes a reality, lifting its mar
bio trails and lofty tower* to the sky, an<
9 from ita^domes, the artigan looks down at*
i, then passes a .fflrhvthMfMi& vague and in
> dietiiu:^ ma*sive i^P^onception, an<
That when those for whom it is built, those
who live, love and pass from life to death
i- within its walls, shall have been forgotten,
). he will be remembered, for his name is carved
!- upon its table.
i-i, Yes, lie will be remembered, and the time
e will come when labor, and labor alone, will
!- be the guarantee of honesty, virtue and greatr
ness?labor, whether with the pen, plough,
r? or nt Oin ? -11 ''
j i3 <111 inesame.
r Reformation of William Wirt.
U A TRUE INCIDENT IX HIS HISTORY.
s, The distinguished William Wirt, within
>' six or seven months after his marriage, be
came addicted to intemperance, the effect
s of which operated strongly on the mind
- and health of hi3 wife, and in a few months
i, more she was numbered with the dead.?
i, Her death led him to leave the country in
1 which he resided, and he removed to Riclit
mond, where he soon rose to distinction,
s But his habits hung about him, and occaf
sionally he was found with jolly and frolicf
some spirits in Bachanalian revelry. His
r practice began to fall oft", and many looked
1 on him as on the sure road to ruin. He was
j advised to get married with a view of correcting
his habits. This he consented to do
. i - ?
r | ii me right person offered. lie according-!
- Iv paid his addresses to Miss Gamble.? j
r After some months attention he asked her !
I hand in marriage. She replied :
r| ''Mr. Wirt, 1 have been well aware of1
i! your attentions some time back, and should j
i have given you to ituderstand that your
visits and attentions were not acecptible!
! had I not reciprocated the affection you
i evinced for me. 13ut I cannot yield assent
i until you make me a pledge, never to taste, j
touch or handle any intoxicating drink." I
? . I
Tins reply to W irt was unexpected as it)
was novel. 11 is reply was, that he regar-1
i ded ihe proposition as a bar to all future i
consideration on the subject, and he left her.!
Her course towards him was the same? !
his resentment and neglect.
In the course of a few weeks ho went 1
again and solicited her hand. lie became '
indignant, and regarded the terms she pro-!
i j posed as an insult to his honor, and vowed j
i that it should bo the last meeting they I
| should ever have. He took to drinking i
j worse and worse, and seemed to run hea<V
j Ion# to ruin.
One day while lying in the outskirts of
the city, near a little grocery or grog-shop,
dead drunk, a young lady whom it is not
necessary to name, was passing that way to
her home, not far off, and beheld him with
' his face turned up to the rays of the scorch'
ing sun, she took her handkerchief with her
! own name marked upon it, and placed it
over his face. After having remained in
that way for some hours he was awakened,
and his thirst being so great, he went into
the little grocery or grog-shop to get a
drink, when he discovered the handkerchief,
at which he looked, and the name
was on it. After pausing a few minutes he
exclaimed:
"Great God! who left this with mo??
| who placed thi3 on my face?"'
j No one knew. ITe dropped the glass j
| exclaiming?
j " Enough ! Enough !"
I lie retired instantly from the store, forgetting
his thirst hut not hia debauch, the
j handkerchief or the lady, vowing, if God
j gave him strength, never to touch, taste or
I handle intoxicating drinks.
| To meet Miss Gamble was the hardest ef,
fort of bis life. If he in?t her carriage or
j on foot, he popped round the nearest corner. I
j She at last addressed him a note under her !
j own hand, inviting him to her house, which j
I hi; finnllv fynthf>rf>rl / mimwu in ononnt T-T?!
? - ? j e> j-," >w '
told her if she 6till bore affection to him he
would agree to her own terms. Rer reply
was:
"My conditions are now what thoy ever
have been."
" Then," said Wirt, "I accept them."
They wero soon married, and from that
day he ke t his word and his affairs brightened,
while honors and glory gathered thick
upon his brow. His name has been enrolled-high
in the temple of fame; while
patriotism and renown live after him in imperishable
lustre.
How many noble minds might the young
ladies save, if they would follow the exam*
pie of the heroine-hearted, the friend of humanity,
of her country, and the relation of
Lafayette!
Smith Drunk vs. Smith Sober.
7 i ?mitb, the Razor Strop man, occasionally
"Breaks off from the subject of the very superior
quality of his strops, and gives his
audience a short lecture on temperance *jn
. his onw peculiar, droll way. Here is' a
uurt e&uovv
M Smith's Cat.?When I drank grog, I
owned a cat, poor, lean, lantorn-jawed thing,
f flbat was always getting into a scrape. As
i J. had nothing for her t<Tcat sho was cora,
pelted to take to the high-way; and the
r neighbors wore continually crying out,
- "Cuss that Smith's cat, she's drunk all mf
> milk." Poor thing, she had to steal or
^ for she could find no pickings at home,
woven ice poor mice mai were ieu, weresspi
- pqor and scraggy that 1t took fievemfjKj
1 tb?m to make a shadow; and a deceiifr oat I
I would starve-to death in three weeks oo m
allowance of eighteen per day. But wbW^
1 1 reformed, things took a afffewfet tarb*^
lfie kitchen being woll.provided,1heerutnl?
were plenty, aud the old cat grew fat ' and
honest together. Even the mice grew fat
and oily and the old tabby W3uld make a
j hearty supper on two of them, and tfyen
j lie down and snooze with the pleasing conj
solatioi) of knowing that when Bhe awoko
| there would be a few more of the same sort.
] And again : When I was a beer guzzler,
j mother cried, father cried, Bill cried, Moll
| cried, aud the cat cried. But when T
! signed the pledge, father sung, Bill sung,
Moll sung and Bet sung, and I bought a
new frying-pan, and put a nice piece of
beef-steak in it, and placed it on tho lite,
and that sung and that's, the kind of singing
for the working man.
And a third: the difference between
Smith drunk and Smith sober is this:?
Smith drunk was rummy, ragged and riotous?Smith
sober is joyou8,jovial and jolly.
Smith drunk wns stuttering, stupid and
slilO'nr<?nn? ~ -1- - -
Sb.....s, umiiu euuer, 13 COOl, CleftTi
headed and cautious. Smith drunk was
j sick, sore, and sorry; Smith sobor is hear!
ty healthy and happy. Smith drunk waB
| iil-read, ill-bred, and ill-led ; Smith sobor is
. well-saved, well-behaved and well-shaved."
" The WorWes."
There arc a class of thiu skinned gentry,
odorous from the toilet and labelled, with
white kids and patent, who turn up their
noses at what they call " the workies." The
bonest brown handed mechanic and artizan,
whose toil builds up cities and fleets, and
enriches (be world, and whose sons, educated
at our noble free schools and academies, will,
by and by, as " self-made men " rule the industry
and the councils of the land, are
held in contempt by this horde of modem
? 11? . ? ? - - -
ioiuoiuoj?me most suaiiow and insutlerablo
that ever disgraced humanity?who
seem to have forgotten th.it their fathers
were gardeners, butchers, tailors, and tinkers.
We hardly know how to utter our scorn
of such caricatures of mankind. There is
no language adequate to measure the littleness
and meanness to which they sink in
the scale of honest judgement. " Tne workies
1" We should like to know, if the workies
were taken away, what then would be
left. Only a foul scum, compounded about .
cquauy oi knaves, fools, eharletans, and
demagogues?the fungi of the worldparasites
on the enterprise, the industry,
and the moral worth of mankind.
We have taken a glance through onr city,
not to go farther, to see what " the workiea"
are doing. They are bnilding4he ships, or
forging tho engines which are to compass
land aud sea, linking the nations in.
brotherhood, by tho bands of commerce.
They are rearing the great store-houses and
palatial dwellings, in which our "merchant
princes" live, move, and have their b*?incr
They aro performing all the real labor of {ho
interchanges of trade, the rich profit of which
crafty middle men reap. They fill all the
artizan shops, ringing.out their sturdy music
on the anvil and with the saw, the trowel,
and the plane. They are, in fqpt, producing
all that is produced. Upon their sweat our
city lives, expands and grows rich and beautiful.
They feed and clothe us all, and yot
a band of effeminate idled*, .whose lives aro
a round of debauches and shame, point at
workers the finger of contempt! Out upon
such insolent affrontery.
?* c, Luai is ivir. 1'icK?nave Deen a worker,
and a hard-worker all onr life. With us
it bus been a necessity, a duty, and a pleasure
to work, and we have not felt our moral
or social worth, nor our u nobility" disgraced
thereby. It is the divine injunction that
" man shall earn his bread," and we have
beeu ever ready and proud to fulfil the injunction,
even by grinding, with a hand
organ, and we hold ourselves, all inky aa
our fingers_ may bo in putting the Pick to
prcs9, as good in blood, and spirit, or whatever
goes to form an essentianlflanhood, as
the best man on earth. We will not say as
good as the thin-skinned gentry under notice,
for we would shrink from shaking their len
rous bands, though their liveries were ?
thousand times more imposing, and their
kids and patent leather h?d a tea-fold
fairer lustre. :
Honest, useful labor is the patent for true
nobility. We are satisfed m striking for
that Wo prefer not to rank with thoee
who build no monbments and leave no signa
when they die,that they once lived; we had
rather count with the great host who have
opened up the treasure of the earth, founded
nnrl nsfinnn and left evervwhera imrwr.
isbablo traces of (he power'anft the genius
of men. We Kfljfc'jrather bo the nonest
builder of a pyrjM?$3&r palace than ita idle
robbet tenant.. iFWe had sons and daughters,
wo should curse any fortune that would
leavei them to idleness^olfinspire them with
a contempt for labor. The wciting man la
lord of the earth, however much he may b?
swindled, robbed, and oppressed, Such aire.
Mr. Pica's sentiments. Jrrice, only 3centa,
Ai<a8 the Baohslob?We drppped ia
suddenly on a visit to ? bachelor itcnuaintr
aof.e the q^herday.sayathe BtLffl&Xedaer.
and lost as we made our ?nnvamWto6?ut ?
tbftt bnfTi*h of Some IndustTT.?j-You m#T
giro him up girls. ? .
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