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' VOLUME 2?NO. 19, ABBEVILLE C. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 16, 185-1, ' WHOLE NUMBER 71.
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POET-AY.
To a Drunken HliBband.
WRITTEN BY A LADY.
My husband, 'twas fur theo I left
; My own, my happy hdtnoT;
ls\>r thee I left my cottage bo were,
^ With thee in joy to roamj.
' ^njl whore arc all the holy vows,
t ' Thb truth, tlie love, the trtwfc'- ^'
" i. Hldl VvOii my heart??nllfecattc&d now,
* ' '-All trampled in tins dust
iiored tlico with a love untold;
* And -when I stood Lesid?
' Thy noble form, I joj-ed t6.think
I was thy chosen bride: _?.
They told n>e, ere I was thine own,
How end my lot would he;
' I thought not of the future then?
l only thought of tlicc.
I lefltny homo, my happy homo,
A sunny-hearted tiling, r
Forgetting tUnt my happiness
A shallowing cloud might bring.
The sunny side of life is gone,
Its shadows only mino^
And thorns nre springing in mj- heart,
Where blossoms used.to twine.
I do not blatne thee frfMny lot,
t ? I only pray for thee,
That thou may'st from" flic tempter's jtowur
joy in ii.o*g.a!j uc lroe;
Tlwt Hi on inay'st bend above my grnvo,
- " pcnitcrrcc sincere,
broken-henrted one
jL^fhlK*oob<r tOnr.
* 'j^BCELIiANY. 1
TKe Credit System. ]
"Owe no man anything," was tlie injunc- '
tion of a Christian Apostle, whose lessons 1
were seldom if ever unworthy of attention, s
If we were to express the sentiment, we <
should prefer the motto of .John Randolph.
"pay as you go." The politician compiled ]
the idea better than the Apostle. Owe men i
wo must, in all the courtesic"? an<l kindnesses
which belong lo^nnd grace humanity; I
it is a tlebt collateral with our being?an <
obligation of our nature; thercforo the
Apostle was not definite enough ; but Han- t
dolph hit the mark when he confuted his 3
maxim to debts pecuniary, which men, un- <
der the present order of things, are liable to 3
incur. He touched with a true and noble
philosophy one ofthe cninmnnnsf nml ?rn. ?_ (
est of society evils. ? ;
Wc take it for granted that, as a general 1
ruin, debts pecuniary are contracted to bo l
paid, sooner or iatcr. As a general rule <
ilicir burthen is least tlic sooner they arc i
paid. Interest/ usury, dependence, law- i
suits, an<l costs of all kinds that hang over i
standing and litigated debts add, if we could s
but get at their total for a single year in this 1
country, millions of dollars to the original i
obligations. Friendships arc broken over i
debts; forgeries and murders arc committed 1
?n tWir 1-1. 1 ! 1
??V<I Iivuvillibf <II1VI JH/)t VI v;i WUIOlUCIVJUf '
tliey arc a sourcc of cost, annoyance and <
evil?and that continually. They break in I
everywhere upon the harmonious relations 1
of individuals and society; they blunt sen- i
sitiveness to personal independence; and, t
' in no respect that we can fathom, do they
advance the general well-being.
\YelJ, as debts are incurred to be paid,
aridgiBthe saving all licsou the side of the
earnest payment, why * not inaiiago to pay <
as we go, and thus avoid all debts, duns,
broken friendships, writs, constables, sherifis
and court costs! . We buy this or that, of
A, 13 or C, and wo propose to pay him in a
week^a month, three months, and so on,
the common rule of crcdit not runtiing beyond
six months?for which credit we bavo
Jo pay advance prices and interest?why
**not, cvon at sotfttbrave sacrifice, contrive to
get so far the sTartof custom as to pass by
- this perpetual credit system, and from that
point, beginning with the world anew and
even, keep even by paying as wo go. It
would bo infinitely cheaper, bettor, and more
^Sndepeifdentfor us all. If we can ever pay,
Svhy notat once?now? Will it bo easier
Siflten interest is added to principal?
. .Th& rich'have no excuse for not payingthey
got though, to their si i aine'be it said,
.^rheyare often est thifl ones to docfce misery
iaadruin.by ttio credit tliey use?or rather
"V r.febuae?m, thejr business intercourse with
the world. Thov. bv withholding the hon
'cat dues qT the laborer, the mechanic, tho
ttitfchant and the professional man, all
^joot comparatively, force these classes into
indebtedness until communities become a
tangled net, whose threads of affiliation are
funding accounts, notes, bpnds and mort'gagsuits
at law, judgments, and execu.
'tionfl. Iftfweo who are eminently able to
payi?fl tfiippfr weroio be just and pay thus,
the creditwhich now makes one-half
of society dependents and slave*, would be
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whelming. The poorer classes most especially
feel them so. The mechanic, the laborer,
and tho tradesman, with little or no capital?as
is generally the case?how can they
suecced in enterprise, or iu living, even, if
they are noc paid as they go ? Tf they are
paid, they too can pay. The reform, thereI*.?
A 2 i I ,M
iuiu, must, ucgin, not like most others, at the
bottom of the scale, but at the top
?with Hie rich. Let them incur no
debts to those whom they employ, or with
whom they trade, and all classes below them
in means ran be free of debt. Debts are
curses, and among the greatest under which
society groans?"the greatest under which
nations sutler.?AT. 3 . Mirror.
Advice to the Girls.
Now, girls, only think of it, as there are
four times as many females as there are |
males in the world,! think the men can <
have plenty to choose from, but you have <
but few ; and girls, when you are looking for i
a husband, net a sensible one, with a soul in |
his body. 1 mean one that will take care i
of you, himself, and the family. Have as i
fftlle as possible to say to the fancy or fash- (
ionable gents, as they manage to t:ikc the 1
heart, and then it leads to unhappy or bad f
results. Very good looking men scarcely i
ever make good husbands, but if you do I
lind one make sure of him. Don't trille j
with the men, because you may be sorry for \
it when it is too late. t'
At eighteen 1 was considered a beautiful I
young women. I was considerable of a co- v
ipiette, and loved to show my power over the o
men. 1 almost destroyed my happiness for
my last trial, I was loved by a young man 0
named Augustus Edwards, and he met with v
my favor. I determined one evening to put h
liis love to the test, and have the pleasure of
seeing him on bin knees before me. When
lie came I met liiin with a cold bow, and no
miile. He looked vciy much sin prised, ask- f,
L-d me what the matter was. tj
' Mr. Edwards," I answered, "you have u
placed your affections on inc, supposing that tl
they were returned." " p
"I thought so, certainly," lie replied.?lie lt
urned very pale, and tightly grasped the c
;hair he was standing b}*. a
" Anfiie," he exclaimed, the blood rushing b
0 his face, "I have loved you, and I love S|
roil still; but," his manly form trembled I
vith emotion, "farewell, I will never trouble a
rou more." n
He was gone. The scene was so different h
rom what I cxpcctcd that I could not utter b
1 word. My affcctions l>ccamc strong in a c
noinctit. /vii at once life bccamc dark to | \
no, and by my own foil}'. I ran to the win- 1<
low to call him back, but lie was out of hear- n
ng. I resolved to send a note to him next ti
norning, begging his forgiveness, and recall- g
ng all I had said in the evening. I passed a
t long and sleepless night, wishing anxious- tj
y for the morning to come. It came at last, v
*nd I sent the note, and waited in dreadful i<
suspense until the afternoon for an answer, tl
but received none. I sent another, but it tl
did not succeed any better than the first. I a
iould not wait and suffer any longer, so I tl
liurriedly prepared myself, and went to his c
house. Augustus was in, and in a few 1110- t
mentis ho came into the room. I (lew to him. 1
and taking liis hand begged his forgiveness t
for what t had said. r
" What difference does it make, if you li
rue going to wed another ?" he asked. f
" I did not mean what I said last evening,
dear Gu?," I answered, my heart heating
very fast.
" I forgive you," said he. t
" I shall not be forgiven unless you return I
your love tome. Oh ! say that I may again i
bo what I was to you !" I implored. w I <
can never love another." f
"You need not," he answered, folding me i
to ma nuurw l
We wcro married three months after, and <
lie proved to be a kind find affectionate lius- i
band. He is dead now, but ho is always fresh <
in my memory. Girls, now romcmber this, !
and all that I have said, and never be a co- I
quette, for it destroys all the fiiio^feclings of i
love, and you may not succeed as well as I
did in redeeming your man after a test.
13. P.
Burglary.
Two men were arrested in our town on
Monday last, for breaking into the Boot and
Shoo shop of Mr. B. Derrer, one being taken
in the store, having forccd the lock of
the back door with a chisel; his accomplice
was also taken in close neighborhood. They
nail tliomsalvftn Rrnwn mul T,rm? on/1 on.
swer tlie description of Parker and Fox, advertised
as having broke jail in Columbia a
short time since. This is something new
ampng us, chicken coops having heretofore
been the scenes of operations; but such
nice young men will find when they visit us
a more vigilant community than they give
us credit for.
As it is not altogether unusual for good to
bring out at evil?we would like to see the
AH AflfLvAi) Aisrf Ak?> aVoma
- *yi awru ^i(W
men turned over to the Independent Church
Yard jund, for a sufficient enclosure. As
: Jlwrowere ftcreral ?f our voupg citizens enMTtJr.e
time to deliberate^ tut S#hen,tho
timo for action arrives, stop thinking." '
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The Blue Ridge Road.
Let tlioso who have doubts about tl
great trade to bo introduced among us I
the Blue Ridge Railroad read the followii
remarks by a witness over tho mountainstlic
Knoxvillc Register:
"Tho influence which this road, whi
completed, is to exert upou Iijist Tennessc
cannot at this time bo appreciated, as 1
would be esteemed a visionary zealot wl
1 1 ? * ' 1
onuuiu uuucruiKC lo count the number
tons of copper, coal, iron, marble, cor
wheat, flour, bacon, live stock, ?fcc., that wi
one day flow through this channel, froi
this land of treasures and these fertile va
lies, to the seaboard, to be thence distribute
by the shipping which will be congregate
in tho Charleston harbor. Hut the great*
benefit will accrue to our sister State <
South Carolina, not onty by its wonderfi
contribution to the commercial prosperit
of the city of Charleston, crowding her h<
tcls with strangers, her thoroughfares an
lanes with men of business, and her docl
with vessels from every clime; but famiii
Lvill 110 more, as :i did a few yearn ainc
Irivc thousaudsaof her population from Ik
. orders, to seek a home and bread in oth<
States. Penetrating the valley of the Tci
i-saur, uiu v.Miio, ami Hie great Aorlliwe:
cyond, (lie prices of every description <.
>rovisions upon which licr people snhsi.vill
he diminished one-half. A new life,
resli energy, a more cheerful spirit, and
tetter hope will bo infused into her peoplt
vhen they shall see consummated the gre:i
nterprise that twenty years ago arrestee
ml commanded the attention of. the mei
if whom they boasted, and the failure c
rhicli then brought, the lamented llayne t<
lis grave."
The South and her People.
John Mitchell, the Irish patriot, takes tlx
jllowing just and liberal views of our sec
ion: "In the chivalrous South the iudivid
al in vindication of his honor, of whicl
lie law of tlie land takes no cognizance
radices a code that violates alike the stat
te niul the common law. The conseqncn
cs for the most j?art rest with the individti
I. liut yon will rarely see molw nssCni
ling to bnrn churches or to violjjlot.]ie oou
itution, south of Mason and Dixon's line
'here the majesty of the law is respect?,
ml upheld by the aggregate people. Then
o Angel Gabriel .sounds his horn, disturb
lg the <juiet Sabbath and calling togethei
amis of rowdies. There, no Salem witch
raft nor P?lue Laws, nor IMoomerism, noi
Voinnn's Rights, nor Mornionism, nor Mil
srism, nor Anti-Poi Krry, nor Spirit Happing
or Socialism, nor oilier monstrous produc
ons, have sprung up to choke the health]
rowth of freedom. The poisonous weed
nd fungi belong to Ihe North, and arc cni
ivatcd to ihc highest perfection by th<
rise men of the East. In ihe South then
?no persecution for conscience sake. 11 \va
lie South?the Catholics of Maryland?
tint first set the example of religious toler
lion to Northern men and to the rest o
lie world, and Bancroft, whom Englam
hums as its own, eloquently dwells upoi
he fact. And still the North not only lag
ehind the South in a true estimate of this
ho first principle of human freedom, but i
etrograding to the charnels of tho Kouik
icatis in quest 01 tiic ury bones ol decaye
nnaticism."
Shocking Death.
We arc informed by Maj. J. F. Coopc
hat his brother-in-law, Dr. McDonald, w.i
>rutally murdered by his sen-ant boy a fc
lays since, at Mt. Meigs, Ala. The citizen
>f the vicinity were so enraged at the a
air, that an immediate meeting was coi
rened, and it was unanimously agreed tin
.lie murderer should be burned alive. Tli
jxccution was performed before Dr. McDoi
dd was buried. This is only another adde
Lo the many crimes which now deface tli
Southern calendar. It strike us with fore
t.iiai ii a more summary inoao ot punislnn
murderers worn adopted in Georgia, mi
tho Southern States generally, wo slioul
liavc less criino of this kind. Wo arc ei
tirely too remiss in enforcing the law again
offenders, until it has become a by-word i
tho South that no man enn hang who hi
money. We hope to see, and wo bcliei
the period is approaching, when there w
be an entire revolution in the public mil
upon tliis matter. Tho times aro prolific
murder, and tho only effectual remedy
tho enforcement of tho law in all its justi
and rigor. Five hangings will do more
Srevem muruer umn twenty ponitentmni
ndeed tbo penitentiary system of our Sta
is a convenient retreat for tho murderer ai
thief.?Atlanta (Qa.) Examiner.
Stabbino Affair.?Wc regret to len
that a difficulty occurred at Brattonsville,
this District, on Sunday last, between Elij
Clark, overseer of Mrs. Bratton, and Be
ert Guy, which resulted in the stabbing
the latter. The wound is a serious 01
Mr. Clark has given bail fbr .bi* appeawui
at tpe next court,?YorIntiUc_ji^?p?uany
,JL cat, beloDging to'^rSdowfftdy ilt-OIi
has lately
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Gerrit Smith vs. Mr. Coloock.
ic Frederic Douglass' paper contains a letter
>y from Gerrit Smith, in which he relates how
ig he was instrumental in procuring the par?
<?on of Hanson. The same paper speaks of
this case as showing M practical benevolence"
!h on the nnrf. of Mr Rmitli '?
? viKivii* ? ib uwn t 0UI
so, we sec 111 it also the same evidence of "pracic
tical Ih ncvoleiice" on tlic part of -several
10 slaveholding members of Congress, whom
of abolition is wont to stigmatize with all sorts
n, of evil epithets. Mr. Smith says:
ill "Hanson is the pcrsoniVlho was convicted
in in Washington, four years ago, of harboring
il- the throe slaves, who bad run away from
si Mr. C'oleork, of South Carolina. Mr. C.
(I was a inemlicr of Congress; and had brought
[>I* J?Vl?C l?? Wno1?!r?? ? '
iw ?(t?iiiiigiun. liiiiiwii is n |
of free colored man, ami was living at that
nl time with K. .S. Coxc, lisq., a distinguished
y lawyer of Washington.
3- A heavy fine?some twelve or thirteen
d hundred dollars, as I understood?was imm
posed upon Hanson, and he was to remain
ic in jail until it was paid. 1 did not wish to
p, pay the fine. 1>ut so deeply was 1 intercst;r
ed in the poor fellow, that 1 determined not
:r lo leave Washington without having lirst
i- seen him at liberty.
^ In hehalf of this object I addressed a letjf
ter to all the members of our House from
it South Carolina, and followed it up with pera
sonal interviews with them all.
a They behaved handsomely. Not one of
;, them interposed an objection to his liberait
tion. (Ii?v. A. and Mr. Orr took a deep inl1
terest in the ease. The latter went to the
ii President's House to plead for Hanson's parC
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ii uuii.
> Hanson was portioned. There if credit,
due to tlic President for liis pardon ; hut
more credit is duo to the South Carolina
delegation. And i must not omit to acts
knowledge the fact, that Mi. Culeoek hiiit
self expressed his entire consent to have
- Hanson pardoned.
A Striking Illustration.
A company of individuals united theni
selves together in ;i mutual henclil society.
The locksmith comes and says: "Gen
tleineu, tv .. -c j ?
- association.*'
44 Well what can you do 3"
1 44Oli, lean filioc votir horses, iron car,
mill -il i-i.?i- - r : i
r-~;i " ....|MV..ICII..-.
" Very well: come in, Mr. IMacksmitli."
r Tlie Mason applied for admission in the
- society.
r 44 Ami what can yon do, sir ?"
44 Oh, I can build your barns and houses,
;, stables and bridges."
44 Very wellv coinc in wc can't do without,
f you."
s Along comes the Shoemaker and says ;
- 441 wish to bceome a member of your sociJ
fly."
e 44 Well, what can you do?"
s "1 can make boots ami show fur you,"
"Come in, Mr. Shoemaker?we must
- have you."
if "So, in turn, apply all the different trades
1 and professions, till histly, an individual
n conies, ami wants to l>e a iiicmlter.
a "And what can you do!"
"I am a llumscller."
s "A llumscller! and what can you do?"
[- " I can build jails, prisons and poor-liases."
d " And is that all ?"
"No, I can till them ; I can fill your jails
with criminals, your orisons with convicts
and your poor-houses with paupers.*
r "And what else can you do?"
us "I can briii? the gray hairs of tho aged
>v to the grave with sorrow ; I can break the
IS heart of tho wife; and l?l;ist the prospects
f- of the friends of talent, and fill your land
i- with more than tho plague of Egypt."
it uIs that all you can do!"
10 " Good Heavens !" cried tho Ruinsellcr,
v "is not that enough!"
d - ?
10 TTr?\nr tvn Wiitv nv Sithhhiv Vi/mr
c, ?Happy is tlie man who lias ft little home,
? and a little angel in it, of a Saturdy night!
id A, house, 110 matter how little, provided it
Id will hold two or so; no matter how humbly
n- furnished, provided there is hope in it Let
st the wind blow?closo the curtain,
in What if they are calico, or plain white,
ns without tassel or any such thing. Let the
'0 rains descend?heap up the fire. No matter
ill if you havn't a candle to bless yourself with :
id for what beautiful light glowing coal makes
of shedding a sunset through the room, just
is enough to talk by?not loudlv as in the
co hurrying world, but softly, slowly wliisperto
ing, with pauses between, Tor the storm
3S. without and the thoughts within to fill up.
ito Then wheel the sofa around before the fire,
id No matter if the sofa is a settee, uncusbioned
at that: if so be, it is just big. enough for
two or say two and a balf in it. Howsweet.
Iy the music of silver bells, from the time to
\ come, falls on the listening heart then 1 How
i mournfully swells the chime of M the day 1
that are no inoreP
At a hotel, ft short iime since, a girl in1
. quired of a gentleman at the table if hi?
V enp was out. .. .
ia .^No,w said he,w bat my c?flfee W
ck The poor girl was considerably confusod
' casti c tone,".? )bj^k ttra
V- ?~-: b*h. PM""&r<4 ?. ? ...
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Sweetened Drink.
In a small village in the southern sc
tion of Missouri resides a certain- major, wl
keeps a small, cosey, comfortable little in
famous for its sweetened drinks, as tvcll ;
a jovial landlord; and few of the surroUm
ing farmers visit the neighborhood, withoi
giving the major a friendly call, to taste h
" mixture." The gay host, with iollv phi
round person, bright oyc, and military ni
deals out the rations, spiced with jok?
which, if they arc not funny, are nt lea
laughed at, for the major enjoys them ?
vastly himself that his auditors aro force
to laugh out of pure sympathy.
A good old couple, who resided aboi
six miles from the major's, for a long pcrio<
had liccii in the habit of visiting him once
I month and as regularly went homo dreai
fully sweeten'd with the favorite mixture
but of late, we learn, the amicable relatior
existing between the major and his old visi
ora liavo been broken oft' by green-eye
jealousy. On the last visit, good cause w:
given lor an end being put to any uioi
' sweet drinking."
j " Uncle Merrill, how aro you, any liowi
was (lie major's greeting; "and I declare
missus aint with yon, too"?just as if ho c:
peeled she wouldn't come. "What'll yo
lake, missus ? shall I sweeten you a little <
about the best Cincinnati rectified that eve
was toted into these 'ere parts!?it je*
looks as bright as girls' eyes!" and here th
major winked and looked so sweet ther
was no resisting, and she did take a liltl
" sweetened."
The hours flew merrily by, and eveninj
found the old counle so overlomlfvl wit!
sweets, that it was with great difficulty the;
could be seated 011 the old gray mare, t<
return home; but after many a kind shaki
from the host, and just another drop of hi
" sweetcn'd," off they jogged, see sawing
from side to side on the critter, the old ladj
muttering her happiness, and the old mat
too full to find words to express himself.
" Such another man as that Major," sayi
she, " ain't nowhere?and such a mixtur' a
he docs make is temptin to temperanc<
lecturere. lie is an amazin' nice man, and
:c -..J.tI.l,n Ciunnlnna lb<> bint <lrnn l\ftt
ter than the first. Good gracious S what i
plcsism' critter lie isP*
Kvcr and anon theso encomiums 011 th
major and his mixture broke from the ol<
until nf n cuililnti nn iwiccini* o etnol
rivulet, a jolt of the marc's silenccd them
and the old man rode on a short distaiic
in perfect quietness. At length ho brok
out with?
" <_>ld woman, you and that 'ere major's con
duct, to-dny, war rayther unbccomin'?hi
formalities war too sweet to be mistook, an
you ain't goin lhar agin in a hurry."
Silence was the only answer.
"Oh you'io huffy, are you?" continue
the old man. "Well, I guess you can sta
so till you give in," and lie jogged in a s:
icntly jealous inoou. un amvuig at tn
farm, lie called to His negro to lift the ol
woman off, but Sam, tlio nigger, stood gi
zing at hiin in silent astonishment.
" Lift her off, you Sam, do you hear ?and
do it carefully, or some of her wrath'
l?ilo out. In spite of tlio major's sweetnii
she's mad as thunder."
" Why, dc lor," mnssa, do ole 'oman aii
dar," replied Sam his eyes standing out <
his countenance. "Jest turn round, mass
and satisfy you'salf dat dc ole 'oman cl;
gone an missin?do lor!"
And sure enough, on a minute exami
ation by the old man, she was 'found mis
ing.' The major was charged at onco wil
abduction, instant measures were taken fi
pursuit, and a party despatched to bcoi
the road. On proceeding two miles on tl
road to the major's they wero sudden'
halted at tho small rivulet, by finding tl
missus with her head lying partly in tho litt
stream, its waters laying in her lap, and hi
lips softly murmuring?"Not a drop mor
major, unless it's sweetened !"
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Beautiful Sentiment.?The followin
i... 4i.? i?: c:.i~ n
ftiism luu xxuuau \jy vuo mvu omt,
truly eloquent, and embraces the belief
every Christian heart:
"Go and preach to the blocks and aton<
ye who believe that love is clay ! Go prea<
to the deadly who deny the immortality
the affections I Go reason with trees,
hills, images of wood, or with vour motio
less, icy souls, ye who believe, because the
is no marrying yonder, there shall bo no ei
bracing or becauso we may not use the go
tie word 'my wife,' we may not clasp the
sanctified forms in our arras! I tell y<
man, that immortality would be a glorio
chcat, if, with our clay, dio all our affectior
I tell you that annihilation would be heav
if I believed that when my head at long
, rests upon its coffin pillow, and my lipssu
to silence and repose in death, thoso lovii
f eyea would never look into mine^again, tli
holy caress never bless me more."
44 Aw, Doct&w, dees the choleraw, awft
the highdaw awdaw t" asked an exquis
I of a celebrated physician in New Orleau
f- "No,* replied tho M. D., " but it's del
on foob. and you'd better leave tho city L
> medUt%.w The tffow sloped.
I ??'
! was <m(vand-twctky, ry(>uhi
-jJdKrf?
. ?/.%?* .??? w- v r. *'-v ?rftx- Mtwm
Chf.ap Wash for CorrAdEB ofW
?For tho outside of wooden cottage barns,
10 outbuildings, fences, &c^ where economy is
n important, the following wash is recommend*
its 1
Take a clc.itt barrel that will hold water.
ut Put in it half a bushel of fresh r^uick-lime,
]s <>uu Diiiiw it uy jHjimiig ovur 11. Douing watef
Z) sufficient to cover it 4 or 6 inches deep, and
;r stirring it till slaked.
When nnito slaked, dissolve it in watet1
and add 21bs. sulphate of zink (white vitriiQ
ol,) which may bo had at any of the drug"
,j gists, and which in a few weejes will catfsO
the whitewash to harden on the ivood work.
Add sufficient water to bring it to tho conj
sistcncy of thick whitewash. This wash id
a of course while, and as white is a color which
we think should never be used, cxcept upon
,. buildings a good deal surrounded by trees,
ls so as to prevent its glare, we would make it
a fawn or drab color before using it.
<1 To make the above wash a pleasing cream
us color, add ifhs. yellow ochre.
e For fawn color, tako 4 lbs. umber, 1 lb.
xiiuiun rcu, and nu. lampblack.
j? To make the wash grey or stone color add
If 4lbs. raw umber and 2lbs. lampblack.
c. The color may be put on with a common
u whitewash brush, and will be found much
inoio durable than common whitewash, as
ir tho sulphate of zinc sets or hardens tfio
whitewash.
(J 1 ^
Sevkn Fools.?I. The envious man?
u who sends away his mutton, because the
person next to him is eating venison.
r 2. The jealous man?who spreads his
* bed with stinging nettles, and then sleeps
on it.
^ 3. The proud man?who gets wet throiigtjj
sooner than ride in the carriage of an
T 4. The liligous man?who goes to law ill
* the hopes of mining his opponent, and gets
j ruined himself.
5. The extravagant man?who buys a
s hering, and lakes a cab to carry it home
s 6. The angry man?who learns the opbi-"
' cleide, because lie is annoyed by the playing
of his neighbor's piano.
' 7. The ostentatious man?who illuminates
1 and sits in the dark.?Punch.
e Cleaning Wall Tapers.?As many of
1 our lady readers mav desire, at this season
" of house cleaning, tt>~ renovate tho paper
'? upon the walls of the rooms, we copy from
e the Ohio Cultivator a method prescribed
c for so doing:
w Take about two quarts of wheat bran,
L" enclose it in a bag made of thin, open flan^
nel, or strainer cloth, and with this rub the
" paper, shaking up the bran occasisonally so
as to keep the surface fresh. With this ap,
paratus smoke can easily bo removed from
a wall paper. Grease spots can bo partially
y removed by rubbing tnem with cbalk and
l" then laying over thom several tliickncsses of
? brown pnpor, and press on a flat iron.
i- Revivals.'?We aro glad to hear lliafc
quite an interest lias been awakened witliin
- a few weeks past in tlio congregations at
11 Cedar Spring and Long Cane, in this Dis[?'
tricL Some fifteen persons liavo been added
to the Church, and many others are
it thought to be inquiring the way to Zion.? *
of Such an awakening has not been expert
a, enced in these old congregations, it is sajd,
f?r for roan^r, many years. God speed the.
nuiK. nu uvvu igmuia ui icugiuu?H?
ii- need more fervency among ministers?oion
a-i "wrestling" among tho people, and then wo
lh will havo more converts in our churoheal
or [Due- West Telescope,
ar ? ?
10 Almost a Homicide.?A barbor, near
ly our office, while engaged in shaving* a genie
tleman yesterday, was seized with a conrulle
sion, and tho muscles of his arm contracting
er almost involuntarily, the razor, instead of
e, passing gently down the cheek of the customer,
was rudely drawn across bis throat,
in frightful proximity to his carotid and
'? jugular! r?o blood wns drawn, bi^t go
i? " close was tho qbave" tliat the- gentleman's
?f garments were cut Gathering tip Che *e?
maiuclor of them, he cut also.?Bujfafo
Democracy.
of A Severe Rebuke.?Fletcher, Bishop
?r of Nismes, was tho son of a chandler. A
n* proud duke once endeavored to mortify the
ro prelate, bv savinnr at the leveo thai he sttelt
n* of (allow: to*which he replied, uJiyibird,
n" I am tho son of a chandler, 'tis true ; and if
160 your lordship Lad been the same, you would
ro nave remained a tallow-chandler all th6 day a
us of jrour life/*
en Aosekcb of Mind.?Uf, Imlach, lata >
tl> minister at Muirhouse Dundee* wasremarket
able for his absence^mind. In his pfayerV
"g ono day, he said, " O Lord I bless |dt riffles
'at- and degrees of peTsons,.from the Region
tho dunghill to the beggar on th&'t&rorie" '
^ -a* - ot> +->-> * -'^VF f rflrifr wm
^ men rocoiiecting uimseii, ao wkwi'4
mean from the beggar on, tlio thrWKf to tho
K king QP tlio dun^ni.^ ;
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