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VOfiffME 2---N0.18. ABBEVILLE C. H., SOt'fH CAROLINA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1854, ?; - ,. WHOLE NUMBERS*
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.. > m*^.mmrn^i m i
rutrrjix.
ftngel wl?o trendest in the track of Time!
Qunrding the autraneo to that unknown clime,
Whenco come no whispers to the world below,
Whence not a song we hear,
"Of triumph or of checr,
Or ftoun'd of happy footsteps passing to and
V -fro.
Tale u thoMaybell trembling in the breeze,
Thou rhakest youthful cheeks. The summer seas
I/ose their calui blue beneath tJiv lrni-inn
whig;
Fierce storms thou summoneat
^ Front tho deep mountain breast,
Td be thy pursuivants when thou art wondering.
Thy name is terrible ; thine icy breath
Stern order'to'Hio War Fiend uttoreth,
"Who-sttuns'the pleasure turf a fearful red,
'Or dashes in'the wnro
jTifld spirits brave
fFtir whose itci'rt&l rest no'saintly song is said.
Yet liare I known thee, Death, with gentle
' hiand
Lead some poor wanderer to the heavenly land,
Amid the purple light of autumn eves;
While to tho harvest moon
Arose a rustic tune
From sun-biirut, lusty reaper*, binding tip
'tlicir sheaves.
And even if, in some too cruel mood,
Thoa'&dftt neglect the weary multitude,
To ^t^diitho fair bride in her orange bloom?
To dim her eyes of light,
'Upon the marriage night,
And bear her pallid benuty to the marble
tomb. ' ,
Or th??w?ot dhiMl'who prattles all day long j
Di<ift*Wtich with chilhiess 'mid his cradle-song,
Yet unrepining, let us hope and prav
Tho Master calls his own, ,
Up to his golden throne;
When they are gathered there, thou, Death,
i?v.rahalt pass away.
-' . V 'JtoajUTPT.T- A inr
\ .."Jfrpm tho South Citroliniqii.] j
' . What's the Use ? j,
I am an old woman. I may say a very ,
old won?mr Aotl mu?o has not beun an iiiacriye.or
Ufibbsci-vantijfe. v Kyes,-ears, mind
and Itjeuiory have always been busy,,but it
Hcent^ito little purpose; Car I find myself oapablo'tf
"Being astonished, indeed, perfectly
asiouoqed^by 'tilings wbicli occur in this
present ly and generation.
The tefograplt bewilder*, the power of
stcanvaurtootthes, mesmerism, spirit rapping*,
and taftfe - Itlovinir. fair! v .terrify mo : bnt I
caii;it6?j(> n\vay from these things. I feel it
n dujtjfw do so, for I believe them to l>e the
Titihojx.i'jfSitultB- of dcaliugs iu mngic, and
that tue'peoplo who get them up will most
assuredly^come to some strange and < I road- '
fnl ond?be lightning-struck, blown up,
wnfpt !brevet in strpiige sleep, hourited by
angry spirits, or knpeked in the head by
some frantic table. I don't see why men
will be hammering their brains, nnd wear
out their bodies, to scaro up such deviltries.
Whilt's 'the tue! Hut. a* T mM linfnro T
can -la^p AW^y from thesethiucs?stand off
Ht a safe'diAtaneo and watch their eventual
'edtaAtrophe*. - But some of the fast move- ,!
mcnts of tho day I cannot keep out-of the
way of.' Everybody seems to be in a dreadful
hurry> about everything?no slow, deliberate,
or correct movements now, and the
consequences of this hurry-Scurry go-ahead
it-ive-ntss will force themselves upon mo ev?T.h.cSfeii
& MSIIDUV^JIUUU nip summer IIIUUUIH Willi
it frien<J, \^bo?o residence iaon a public road,
and who consequently is often compelled
'' (not by <mmy:inof'mhtiotr or necessity of her
own, WlNWtffiib oblige,) to accommodate
benighted traveller*.,, It was a rainy
afternoon ip. July. My friend and I had
* sought ^yfrefwiywi tfccoinlort which the
Rultrinewtjbf ,tb? weathfcr fotbfido our tlndvmg
in tho bouse. E very th it;g was still, dolefnl,
and dripping. My TVienU, resisting sundry
att^mpctf at conversation op my part,
dmnt lt?r iniUkw $ii liflrl<kh' ?nA ant fuirltr I
off to sh#^?, . Thrown entirely on my own reiihouglit^fftsoalfy
do when things external
arfcagtfmfarqg jiiMnfotcrertibg. But its
chfti# ?j^W6flWWee4ed. Far onto in my
'life I Cto&iMl think of Anything to think
^ J ^ u!!A
f - ?* ' ^*W.'. ' .y^
. . , | ; . |p^g
oldness to her " tout ensemble " which the t<
occasional lightnig up of her large, black, v
sleepy eyes, and glimpses of her brilliantly c
white teeth could not remove. Their request
to remain all night was granted. "
xr~.- uti?-i ^ -
nu?, a luaiuu mat low vice, curiosity,"
but I couldn't help feeling a desire to know It
something of these people, where;thcy conic g
from, where they were going, and how two n
such persons came to be yoked together-; tl
butl was disappointed, for I found no op- p
.portunity for any conversation with the geu- ol
tlcman, and from the female I could only a<
elicit the facts that "they were gwine to see aj
her husband's kin," (for which said " kiu "
I immediately felt much compassion*) and 61
that "she never felt like nothin' -when -she
hadn't her pip$; amokiri'done her a power :g<
of good," and 1 couldn't help believing it,
as I viewed hei crouched down upon the hi
door step, with both elbows resting on her to
Ollll HlA 1 lV 1 ' '
, oiiium: [milling OUl irom DC- til
tween the hands which supported her fucc, tli
she looked as though she had never in her n<
life sat in any other position, or done any- it
thing else but smoke a pipe. Some women pi
have auctcrnnl toothache, or earache, which It:
is eviiiced'by the face being eternally bound fei
up with a white handkerchief, making a
young person look old, and an-old person, w<
look dead; of couisie she had this habit wi
which she told me was caused by " sicli a fa?
misery." cd
Early the following morning the couple he
took their departure. The husband, bound- mi
ing gayly iuto the old gig, bid us "good- tn
byo" iu his own hearty, jovial manner, and gi
went on his way rejoicing, while the listless, ty
douching wife (who had got up with " a mis- roi
cry in her jaw, and pains kinder ruiinin' all
over her*') crawled into the vehicle with her vc
pipe iu her mouth, and said nothing to nobody.
of
"Well," remarked my friend, "that is n an
queer couple?one is as much too fast as the
other is too slow," and, (giving me au arch "
look,) she added, "you arc always complaining
of people's being too fast, I presume
that smoking individual just suits you." t
u No," I rcj?lie<l, " to live within sight of thi
her, or her boisterous liege lord either, would of
kill me in a mouth." sin
This was early in July. About the mid- tin
'He of the following September we were one rc|
afternoon startled by a loud, ouiek rap at of
the door, and it was energetically repeat id wl
before the servant could attend. From
where I sat I obtained a view of the visitor ni<
through a window, and L*er appearance (for ex
it was a female) induced me to to accompa- po
ny my friend to receive her. She was a na
young, and remarkably handsome, but bold W
looking woman. She wore a sun bonnet j s>t?
made of calico, the color of which was black, i to
i; i ? > ..... - - '
rent-veil uy very largo nnu vividly red HOW- OU
lts, and high uj? on top where the bonnet G<
(after a fashion uot tlie latest) was gathered mi
in a huneh, fluttered a largo fierce-looking it
red how. Her hair, which was black and tin
glossy, streamed in a long cork-screw ring- mi
let on cach side of her face, and
*'Tho* the sua with nrdoiit fiovrn oh
Uad-sligHtly'lingcd her cheek with brown," be
Her glittcrmg'black eyes, red lips and brill- ?r
iant teeth forbade my complaint agaiust her }$,
complexion. Her dress, which wns of the jy
6anic glaring red and black material as her y0
bonnet, was somewhat short, and fully dis- ou
played a stout, serviceable ankle aud foot, m,
strongly if not handsomely cased in bright ch
Biue-siocKings; ncr wniie npron was made w
with largo luck* nearly to the waist, and to
long strings which reached tho ground, or Wf
if tlicre was a breesce, floated a yard or two \\
behind her; she held in one hand a calico w]
"satchel," as she called it, and in the other rc]
a large yellow cotton hundkcrchicf, which co
she held elegantly by one corner, and swung 8p
actively to and fro as she walked. I never
forget a facc, though I may forget at what ov,
time and place I saw it, and it was thus m to
this instance, for so complete was the meta- j!C
iiiurpnunn ui urw?t iimiiuura una upctuiJ,
that I did not entertain the slightest suapi- cf
cioo that the singular and very animated lady
before me'wasthe smoking acquaintance or
of tw t>f three znontlta back. My friend T<
did not remember her at all, and in reply to g<
her familiar greetinft-intfroated as much. tli
"Dear mel" exclaimed tho visitor, with di
a merry laugh and a toes of her head, which fu
made the red bow d*?W<?, **bv<t}on,t$rou re
know me?when ipp and my old .m^n stout ?
here this summer oh. our way to ^airfield! c,
My nams? Toinpkips-?MUaia Tompkins?? *.
wo -staid bew ail night, rmd that old i/idy
there asked roe a power of questions, and ^
Was down on me for srAokin and tymt up Pi
fa??{ ??&
? , This seen red our reeopnUfon at onoe, and ic
I inquired if she had learned to dispenso ha}
with hef hnndkerehief and _ 'v ai
run, "inwtown m |H|K? %
nofr^nncl I never havo tfjat misery in my T
?jr ..
5 say that all his property goca to his first
rife's children : but I'll 8<?e what the law
an do."
u A ud how did you get here ? n I nslted,
you could not have walked such a distance?"
" No?I rid with Peter Hall, the tin pedir;
he's a kuowin' young inan, as well as
ood lookin', and he said that I could get
ly thirds of Tompkins' property in spito of
icm; and if I did, lic'd "?hero she stop?.i
?? " " *
c\t auuuumy, tier eyes leii, and the shadow ,
F a blush flitted over her cheek, while she
3dcd, in a hesitating tone?he'd see me i
jain." ,
"You certainly-said II, wbear the loss
r your husband with greift fortitude." ,
" To b?are,1' said the widow," what's the <
;od of fretting? Now, what's the use?" .<
"Recivlfig no cncouragemont to protract
jr visit, the lady left us, and then I fell in- i
i one of my long spells of thinking,(I have
lem ofteu.) I contrasted the present with i
te past, nnd came to the conclusion that
>thingis as it should he; and I attribute
nil to the railroad speed with which puo- 1
e nro dashing through life ; they don't i
ive time to think, nnd of course they can't \
eK . '
Tins inau dies in as great a hurry as ho t
yuld have done any thing else-; the slaw t
ife finds her prop gone, and becomes the
>t widow?she's obliged to do it or be walkright.
over. She throws aside her pipe, ^
indkerchict'nnd "miseries," brisks up nnd
nrries Peter Hall right awav. This is a
jo story. Were it fiction, i could have ]
ren my heroine refinement as well as beau- t
; I could have thrown around her a flowery a
kn e\C Jnfrtwvn * * 1
v> iuivivi?Liii^ cnuuiusiunces; out it
>uld not rwally alter the case any. She ?
is in a hum*, and so is everybody else. t
I could expatiate for hours on the follies fi
the present generation, but no body minds 1,
old woman Hko me, so what's the use ?
orth and South?Ignorance and !
- Crime. *
Our renders will find in another column li
M-nsible and judicious communication on v
|A Sllhip/'t- It' wn itiwlnrefnml ? ?
J ? v. I..V IWIII.gf K
tlie South, we desire only that justice v
ould be done iw. We would not deprive 0
3 North cf one whit of its wed-earned ?]
mtation for what it has done in the cause ^
education, morality and religion. The fc
lole world is its debtor, and we have s
fired in the blessings it has been iii3tru- t
Mital in dispensing abroad. But crime n
ists in the North; we fear, from the re- 0
ris wincu rcacu us daily tlirougli its jourIs,
that crime is 011 the iucrease there.?
e ascribe its prevalence to no peculiar intution.
or social custom of the North, but
the same causes which operate aiuongst ^
rselves to lead men to disobey the law of ^
xl. When, therefore, a murder is coin- v
tted at the North, we do not say that if 1 Y
had not sent its staves to the South, and *
us deprived itself of this safeguard, such
offeucoliad not boon hnwrn -there. The
iw York Tribune is welcomo to a mnnon- ?
7 of such logic, or if a castigation must
inflicted, let it be by its brother abolition 8
int, the New York Eveuing Post. If a
arthern man should be detected in the fol- s
and sin?alas too common North and J
utii?of appropriating to himself, witht
duo credit, the fruits of other men's ?
jnlal labors, we do not say that it ia
argettble to the state of society about him. 8
e leave such logic and christian courtesy 8
>L. T> r> i:_i o...l 1 e
LUC uuniuu ^M^ivgnuuumiau ouuii n
ir of recrimination is not to our taste.? v
ro would Lido tho offences of brethren "
len no demand of truth nod righteousness
ndcrs exposure necessary. And when r
inpelied to speak, wo would do it in the 1
irit of charity and brotherly kindness. "
That we of the South have faults, griev- J
is faults, sins which we have just occasion ;
himent before God, and evils which it be- *
oyes us to correct, we deny not; nor do
s see how onr guilt in neglecting to repent *
.our oiDP, auu ui huicuu uur uvea, wm w
minished by" seeking to discover tho same
greater faults and evils amongst others. 1
3 our own Master we most stand or fall. !
> with others. Let ds, then, not suffer our 1
oughts to be fanfed, nor our efforts to be [
verted frem the duties we are called to .
Ifil, from the evils we are required to corct,
in the useless, and.ifcit mny prove to 1
t^ the darigenms attempt to prove that oth- '
a arc as great iiinncrs as we. '
TSouthern PretbvUrian.
Mothers aodi nune? cannot be too enrefuF ]
" youn^ children. A melancholy instance j
om tho want of proper attention occurred
i New York on Wednesday last. A young I
iother who was asleep in her room Awoke
ad found that her child had been'<itt>Wt)e4 In
pail of : whflpsbe hadbeen sleeping.
h? child had orepi to the edge of the bed,
ad fallen into a t>aH of water, in which its
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' Roadside Confab.
[Toevery one of our patrons having
neighbor like the "Squire" in the dialogtt
below, we suggest that they loan this num
ber, pointing out as especially instructivi
tliiB sliQirt chapter. Surely a man has <
right to rfldp^'hen ho will not sow.?Press.
"And so, Squire, you don't take you
district paper ?
"Nc, Major. Iget'lhecity paper on w
much "better terms; and so I take a coupli
i>f 'em."
"But, Squhe, these couutry papers prov<
great convenience tr ib. And the inor<
we encourage them, the bettor their editor
:an maktf them."
"Why, 1 don't "know any convenience
.hey arc to me."
"The farm you sold last ;fMll was adver
IspH in nn/? r.f tl>nm "
"fiut I paid three dollars for it."
"And made much more tlinn three dol
nre by it. Now, if *your neighbors had no!
nnintained that press, and kept it ready foi
four use, you would have been without the
ucatis to advertise your farm. I saw a no
ice of your daughter's marriage in one o
hose papers. Did that coat anything ?"
"No; but "
"And your brother's death was published
vitli h long obituary notice."
"Tpjs, yes; but "
??:? -r 1
?uu ure umi iiuuuii 01 ycmr neiguoof
Trigg's house by fire. You know these
hingfe were exnggerated till tho authentic
iccounts ot our newspapers set them right,"
"Oh, true,true; but "
And when your cousin Splash was out for
he Legislature, you appeared much gratiied
at his newspaper defence, which cost
lini nothing,"
"Yes,yes; but these things are news for
llA - 1 * * 1 *'
1UCI IWise IHIOUlf 10 UtKC me
tapers.'1
"No, uo, Squire Grtulge, not if all are
ike you. Now I tell you, Squire, the day
kill come when some one will write a very
ong eulogy on your life, and the printer
rill put it in type, with a heavy black line
>ver H, and with all your riches this will be
lone for you as a grave is givpn to a pauper.
rour wealth, liberality, and such things will
ie spoken of, but the printer's bo)', an he
pells the words in arranging the types to
hese savings, will remark of yoa, 4 Poor
K- -- -
iitiiu ukvii ; uc is wen sponging ror an
bituary!'"
"Good morning, Squire"
A Southern Lady.
The lair editress of tho Yazoo (Miss.)
Yhig, Mrs. Prewett, herself :i Northerntorn
lady, nobly expresses tltc feelings aud
indicates the character of the South du
ing her travels .this summer through the
forth. She writes to her own paper:
"My first contact with an abolitionist ocurreu
on the cars betwo<>a RrwhpstAr nml
iyracuse. At one of the stations two great
auoy-looking negro men came into tho lalies'
car, and began looking about for a
ent. No 0110 made place for thorn; but
bone who bad left their places walked back
o them and stood guard over them. The
olored gentlemen were not at all put out,
>ut kept walking up and down, looking foi
cats. My little boy said no "nigger" should
it by him. Some of the passengers laugh
d, but others looked awfully offended. A
irhito woman that was before me, and was
lmost as ugly as aunt Harriet Stowe, turned
lerceJy on the boy and said, "If tho gentlennh
Of A AnlAlfin nra OA " ?
-v.. ?v WV.VVW! ?*?WJ tuw (W JJSAW *? JfVU UI
ue.n "Madam," Baid I, "they arc uo doubt
>s good as you, and better; but they are
lot as good as my child, and shall not sit
>y him." If ono could be annihilated by a
oofc <6 contempt, I should not be writing
his. When the cars stopped at tho next
tatiou, my-interesting neighbor got up to
eavo, but determined not to lose the opporunity
of dropping a .word to the poor belightcd
Southerner, came up to me and
?id, 'You will fiftd when you come to die,
t matters not whAt is the color of the. face,
10 the heart ia white* "Madam,WI replied,
.?# .11 A-u 4 it*
*il oiu momer itaiuro inicnuea me iace w
be an index of the heart, she made a great
mistake in not giving you a black onte?*?
fust then the cars started, and she luul to
run, leaving tne the victor." ? , .
j ' ?' E ' >S
The dsatturctiop orgak ytow?i??Tlw
bombardment and burning of this Wretched
little place, is creating quite a sensation al
home aud abroad. We feel sorry thai odi
government condescended to notice the eon
temptible rabble m the'way it did. Hi
boatswain bad been seat ashore with a nun
ber .ofnnen, with eato-nitfA-taife, and flog
.. ,i lSp*t*r Bmmtr, .
rvri-:-#tCUMri
: . ; ;%
A Desperate Fight in MieeUa
sifcjsJ.
e A correspondent of tbo "Motile Advertise
r, writing from'Kemper county, Missisaipr
pi, relates the following: t
e I atopped at Mr. James Run?H.V "Unu.
J tion on Saturday night, and found Mrs. Hall, j
) the wifo of tbo overseer, in great distress
about her husband, who had gone to De
r Kt>lb. She said that a Mr. Bias had rented
a part of Mr. Rupert's land from Mr. Hall,
> and not long since some of the gentlemen
e in the neighborhood, suspecting Bias of trading
with their negroes, set a trap for him
3 aim cnugiu mm. Hall, seeing that Bias
3 must leave the place, bought the crop that
3 was growing on the place, to secure the rent
for Mr. Rupert, because he, as Mr. R.'s agent,
) bad rented it to him. Some words passed
between a Dr. Brown and Hall, upon Hall's
purchase of the crop, and-Hall was accused
of being weeessory to Bias' rascality, or conniving
at it, which exasperated Hall, and
- ho put a pistol against Dr. Brown's breast
t nnd snapped a cap; whereupon a warrant
r was issued to arrest Hall, who said that he
J would not be taken.
I had not been in tho house moro than
f an hour when Hall's horse returned without
him, but with tho saddle and bridle on.
Mrs. Hall ezclaimed that her hnsband was
i . t ? ?? ?- - ' ....
. i , * Him acui out a Doy to look for
him. lie returned with Mrs. Hall's father,
who was with Hall, and reported that the
latter was killed. It appears that the sheri
iff, Mr. Gully, and four men were in pursuit
: of him, and met him and his father-in-law
1 coming from Dc Kalb?about a mile and a
half from DeKalb. Hall easHicd past them;
Gullcy then wheeled and rode up, and summoned
him to surrender, telling him that he
. had men enough to take liim, and did not
want to kill him. Hall swore he would not
be taken, and fired his pistol at Gully, which
had two balls in it; one ball shivered his
knife and the other took effect in the right
groin. Gully then rode up to him again
and presented his pistol, intending to shoot
first hut /no v: 1P\ tt-1.
j VI m.ij (Villi iiivj illlUQCll I ULU11
' was ready to fire again, and both fired at
i once. He is not sure (bat be abot Hall, but
>. Hall's shot todk effect in Gully's left arm,
* shivering the elbow, and one shot lodged iu
the arm. Gully, finding bis bridle arm useless,
dropped bis pistol and caught the bri
die rein with his right band, and then pur1
sued and rode ahead of Hall. Hall tWn
seized Gully, and they both fell to the ground.
Gully culled on his friends to Bhoot him,
as ho had nearly been killed. Hall see-*
ing one in the act of sboottag, rushed at
him. It appears tho man shot Hall through ,
the left hand, and finding himself disabled,
leaped a fence about ten feet off, at which
tinia the man (I do notjvcollect his name)
. fired his second barref(R shot gun) into
i Hall's back, just below the neck. Hall fell,
and by the time that he could be examined
was dead.
Things we Decidedly Object to.
We decidedly object to the first-ffoor ,
lodger coming home in a state df inebria,
tion, and getting into our bedwith his boote .
on.
? We decidedly object to a waiter always
telling us lie's coming, and never doing it
Wo decidedly object to ayoung lady with
1 her hair done up in a newspaper advertise.
ment.
Wo decidedly object to an infatuated
v dramatist rendiucr us the manuscriDt of hia
five act tragedy." : '
YVe decidedly object to a babv dabbing
his damp littlo hand about oar utce, while
the mother stands by, and remarks that the
, little dear is beginning to w take notice."
"We decidedly object to a doctor telling
us in a friendly \vay, that our family were
always noted for weak chests.
We decidedly object to a person mistaking
us fbrTiis mortal enemy, and giving us
. a tremendous blow oa the back under the
conviction.
r?r_ j. n . - - '?
we aeciueaiy oDjeci 10 a mans always
, Uttghing nt his own jokes, and never lough- '
, in* atouw.
We decidedly object to any one Durloiij,
ing our good things, and palming tnem off
ns his own.
* W? decidedly object to a tailerVman
bringing home a coat, and bawling out in
the passage that his master told him not to
a whuvui rauuoy.
i f.. And wo decidedly object to sbArp chili
dren, lawyer's letters, damp shirt collars,
t amateur performances, tight bo&a and an
r umbrella trickling down our back.
l <. Soma of our Wwtorn axobangw apeak'
i of the bridge of the Illinois Central Corns'
tiwf, afraMba.Hlioo? Rirer, at I* Sail<*
? raLSS Wrf
Lpiy Tggg will
TwSr^ f?%ct of .
* 7r* r?TT^'- %rcr.' litfv
' I iiiiiilfian^'ii
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Little Pitchers wttbGreat JStefe
"Mother," said little AfrnW ". j
? 0"T TUHV nlWW
Jrou marry father ? Yott told-aunt Charotto
you bad all the monejf." '.' "Hush,
child! what are' you talking abont!
I did notMt4g?V? . . 'A
"Why, j^8, mother, you saltf he wa? poor,
and had -you tbotrght of belng' h^ro^ed
with so many "country cousins," a^w^ball
them, you never woqtld hare Lad him.?
Don't you like ? ...t Pbebe, and aunt Polly,
and aunt Judy ? I'm Biire I da"
"Why, Agnes, you are crazy, I believe!
When did you ever hear your mother talk
so ? Teil me instantly." "Yesterday,
ma, when I sat in the back
parlor, and you an& aunt were in |befront
one, I'm sdfer jou did Bay. so, dear roothier^ .
and I nitv mn wo e? ?*
r-v j? .v.j unwii, lur you toia
aunt there was a time before I .waa born
when father drank too trracb, and' then, you
know, you spoke of the "pledge,." and said
how glad you were that tne temperance reform
saved hiirC" ?
"My dear, I was talking of somebody else,
I think. We were speaking of uncle "fotliro
and his family." . 4
"But they have no Agfiea, mother, and
you know you told about- father's failure
in business. Uncle Jethro never failed.?
And you sirid, too, when you moved hj this
house, your money paid for evervthino. hnfc
. * O' """"
the wind aid not know it, and n .
"You have told quite enough, my child.
What do you stay listening in my baokpsr-^
lor for, when I sent you up stairs to study I.-. '
It has come to a pitiful pass, if. your aunt
and I must have all of our privacy retailed
in this way. I suppose you have already
told your father all that yon have heard 1n
"No, mother, I haven't, because! thought '
it would hurt his feelings. I love my father,
and I never told him anything to make
him unhappy."
?4 - - * - -
out/ luuKtng in me nre and as trod:
"Mother, if people really love others, do'*
they ever talk against them? Didn't you '
tell me never to speak of any homo difficulty
? and if Edward and I say wrong words
you toll me nover to repeat them, and I nev- '
er do."
"Agnes," said the rebuked mother,. "listeners
"are despicable characters. Don't yott*
never let me know of your doing the like
again; you don't hear rigkt^axidt you make
a great deSV of mischief in this way." 11
. ??.?" - .
Influence of Climate on the Color
of Mankind.?For 1800 years, the Jewish
race Las been dispersed into different latitudes
and climates, and they have preserved
Uiomselves roost distinct from any intermixture
with tlie other races of mankind.?
Thero are some Jews still lingering in the
vnlley of the Jordan,having been oppressed'
by the successive conquerors of Syria for. *
ages?a low race of people; and described
by trustworthy travellers as being as black >'
as any of the Ethiopian races. Others of';
the Jewish people, participating in European 1
civilization, and dwelling in-the Northern
nations, show instances of the light com- ?
plexion, the blue eyes, and light hair of the
Scandinavian faifliliea. We see then howto
account for the difference in color, without
having to refer them to original or yp<e?,
cific distinction.?Prof. Owen.
* ?.'".I . '
The liew Orleans Crescent of Friday ,, !
says'. u We regret to announce the death, >
by typhoid fever, yesterday morning at & ><
o clock^>f John T. Stewart, a printer of Uut
office. Mr. Stewart was 48 j^eara of age, a :
native ox .I'litsDurgn, and tor many yetn*.&;u. resident
of this city, fie was much asjepmed
by every pne who luiew hini 6jr uprightneas
of character and for his many eac-elTeut.
qualities." ./*' " l,.,*-> .
The proceedipgfof Thela* bSmC&i^7;J;^
Convention in California, we should jud?e,
from the reports in fhe papers of that regwa,
were of rather a stormy character. They
met in a .Baptist Chiunw. and dqtfor their '
auarrels 'thov made Bubh havotv with tfc*
Kwa, that tie true tees, of the boildfajf or- ;
red them to leave. At the n$it session
of Convefttion, tho sum-of ^40Q v?a9 nviied
to pay for the damage to tfoChurtftt , ,
? A gontlemaa
burg, went recently to tfiat ?tty for
of potatoe8 and 6orD,hia fields : .
burned a,). Uuable to pw??r((rfHrli^{oU* ' 7 "
wanted, be wentto Wheeli ng wftw qe m<y-; ^? v
oiFiyq
jm m 1. r:'i >'L
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