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VOLUME 2?NO. 48. ABBEVILLE C. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1855. WHOLE NUMBER 100.
A Daughter's Devotion.
The heiul of the house was buried, and
the widow and daughter resigned themselves
to grief. In all the great rooms below
stairs was the rieli furniture paraded,
statuettes of exquisite loveliness, that never
before felt the touch of rude fingers; paintings,
fautcils, marble tables, mirrors, and
Ihe dear domestic luxuries that, had been
hallowed by love so many fond years.
Tl.? ?- . ...
hh: i mmuss nammer oeat all <Imv.
"Throngs crowded the great stone entrance,
fcilks and satins, and feathers, and beautiful
faces flitted in and out. Towards night a
plain carriage drew up to the side-door,
where the servants had always found egress.
Two forms shrouded in black moved slowly
from the house and entered ; one of them
with the gestures of absolute despair.
The next day a business-looking man
called at the poor home which had been offered
the dependants, till they could maintain
themselves. He placed a box on the
table, asked for the young hidy, am], subdued
by her pale, sweet face, spoke in very
IUW tunes ;
"My dear young lady, will you accept
these from one of your father'sfriends; they
may be invaluable to her as family relies :
or, if you choose to sell tliem, you may
command a handsome sum. We cannot
allow you to make a sacrifice of all Von :
After he bad gone, Helen sat fur many
moments, her white hands folded, and lids
drooping. All day she had held the passive
form of her heart-stricken mother.
Selfish the latter certainly was. even in her
overwhelming sorrow, and Helen suffered
thrice the anguish of broken hopes, in witnessing
her uncontrollable agony. But,
bravo girl, she would not despond. She
pressed the hot tears back with her tremnlill<7
filiori-rs lis slu? miit-tnuro/1 ?.*
ther, I cannot woiuler at her grief; brought
up so tenderly, she cannot, must not live in
poverty. She shall at least imagine that
she knows no want."
Helen had changed her jewels into cold,
furnished a small room with some degree of
elegance, paid the rent for a few weeks in
advance, and had still a moiety of money
in her purse.
"Cheer up, dear mamma," she said, "we
still have friends. You shall not want. 1
have even the opportunity of procuring you
a little servant, who will come to assist you
night and morning. A man will bring tiie
coal up to your door, and 1 myself will be
your dressing maid. You will have 110thiug
more to do than you ever had, and
you can finish your beautiful embroidery."
The still elegant woman looked up with
a pensive smile.
"Ah ! but my child, you will have 110
one now to accompany you to and from the
academy; you will not even have a carriage
: your poor little feet will be blistered
with walking." . >
A flush of delight mounted to Helen's
cheeks?her mother did not then even sus
pect that their means were wholly withdrawn,
and she need riot communicate her
plan?her daring plan, that it would give
her so much pain to unfold.
She had tried in vain to find employment
as a teacher. Youth, inexperience, beauty,
delicacy of frame, were all against her.
. Passing one day, with her green veil down,
through a narrow street, she was arrested
by a notice at a haberdasher's window. Several
girls were wanted to learn hair-working.
Good wages would Ih3 given, etc. 1
She entered, was engaged, and immediately
set herelf- down to this vocation. It
wm ft terrible trial to her?ay ! and you
may call it aristocratic pride, prejudice, what
you will?but it is terrible to one who lias
been accustomed to luxuries, whose coming
and going has been tenderly watched;
whose feet have never known less rude prcw
than the thornless flowers on the rich man's
balls?it is bitterly terrible, and thrice ter?
rible, for such a one to bend to the stern
VkaKiwif maniml irvil
< WIIVV l/? IVII#," - .
. Day after day she- labored, 'and nightly,
loo, when her mother slept At the eiur of
^every week, alf her little earnings were gone
i?Jbut she contrived to set delicacies on her
J ^mother's tabic, of which she would eat sparingly
herself.' >> --1'-;s ,v "
_ 7k large importer who frequently , came
^} ! .into the work'rgtom, noticed this fragile' crea'ttfre^and
often asked Questions concerning
* ^her. . He saw how tinjid she was, how small
and white the hands that twined 'in Txfoid^
"'thesoft locks of' ba'r, how quicly the ?<s?ir^let
t?r whenever she
' l"m that she wrw working
'strength,-and once he saw her
. "hen' she
#*t*'.fc ferventglailoo4upwar3,.J<er HtihC*
The lady started, exclaiming, ''Nothing
can have happened to my child!"
"Nothing, my dear madam," he said,
|glancing at the embroidery fiamc, the iit-li
carpet, the beautiful etescteras of the apartment,
"only I fear the young lady allow*
her.M'lf too little rest."
' Indeed, 1 often tell her, sir, that she
studies too hard. The rules of the academy
are so strict, I fear sin; will not he able
to continue. Since her father's death, poor
child, she has walked all the way to B
street; she always rode Ix-forc, and as she
has the management of what little money
was left, I know she. seldom affords herself
even a cheap ride."
"Her studies?the academy ? " exclaimed
inn visiter, juici 1 net) lie repeated them over,
slowly, as if to be sure lie had heard the
"Yes, sir; her father died at the beginning
of the last term, and she is unwilling
to lose the benefit, as he paid a year's advance.
I.)e:ir child, 1 suppose she will have
to become a teacher, or some such drudge"
?and she sighed heavily.
"Madam?I?excuse me?it cannot be
the Helen Harding I heard?and yet?the
circumstances! Madam, does not your
daughter work in a haberdashers shop i"
Poor Mrs. Harding sc.reanied outri gl?t. I
"My dv-ar sir. you think my child would
descend"?and there she stopped. Iler face
grtiW deadly pale?some thrilling thought
forced itself upon her mind.
"i rctnemlicr now," she said slowly, and
with an effort?"Helen never told me she
should continue Jit school?and I?oh ! how
helpless i have been! how unthinking! If
it should lie?dear sir, describe th s Helen."
"It is she! " she ex< la:ined, springing to
her feet, and bursting into tears. "Noble,
generous child! self-sacrificing daughter!
Oh! could I not comprehend? her pale
cheeks?her eyes so heavy?her slow step.
Noble, generous child ! and shy has done
all this for mo?to .spare Iter mother tlie|
pangs of wounded pride?she is wearing 1
herself to the grave for me."
liitterlv sill? Wl'llt I'nr emnft tnr>i???n?e o??.l I
Iter visiter, ventoiing ti? speak in a choked,
husky voice, only ended bv snapping his
eyes and flourishing his hand kerchief somewhere
in tlieir vicinity.
"This shall he no longer," at last she said,
rising with dignity. "True, I have neverj
labored; true, I am proud?I shall hence-j
forth be too proud to live thus in idle- j
ness,dependent upon the labor of my delicate j
ciiiui. i will <?o forth into the world. I j
can do something?the willow's God will
aid me?and oh ! lie will bless me, for
self-sacrificing efforts have put life within
tliis weak frame.
"Do not apologize, sir; you cannot tell
what an inestimable blessing your call has
proved to me; and, sir," she continued,
looking at him with eyes filled anew, "have i
I not reason to be proud of my child ?"
What lisid hitherto seem?-d dross, now
proved to be fine gold. All selfishness, all
^indolence were gone, and Mrs. Harding had
become transformed into an energetic woman,
willing and eager to take her place in
travel-stained paths of toil. But there was
now no need. The wealthy stranger, pleased
with her manners, loved and won her for
his wife. Helen, who had tasted both the
sweets and the allocs of life, moved ngain
in the brilliant circles to which she had been
accustomed. But more than for all her varied
accomplishments was she loved and
admired for the noble self-sacrifice of feeling,
taste, and even health, she had mude,
that her mother might be spared the pain of
tu PtJIC W||? pour.
Filial love is always rewarded by the
great Giver who hath commanded us to
"Honor father And mother."
Mr8. Dcnison'x What Not.
The Eldorado Outrage.
The State department 1ms furnished the
Washington Uiiion with the following account,
given by Capt. Gray and attested by
his mate and a passenger, of, the firing at the
steamer Eldorado, by the Spanish frigate
' JFerolona." Such an outrage requires a
prompt explanation, which the. administration
should not delay in demanding;
STKAMSUIP ELDpRADO, )
Havana, March 8,1855. J" ,
SirI have to report to you that on the
night of the Gth inst., while on my passage
from Aspinwall, (N. G.) towards this place,with
the United States mails and California
passengers, I was fired a't, and brought to
by the Spanish frigitfe Ferolonh, the circumstances
of which are these : The night was
beautifully clear, ^ith'a^tnooth sea and light
breeze from the sofUf} arid east. At &0 min,Xites
past j|iiduighttl made Cape Antonio
Jight. beanng north by west (per compass)
steering nortn'byweat 3-4 west, and a few
minutes afterwards a ship was seen on our
por^obw^with her head to south and west,
courts hauled ug, r At about^l 5, w 1 ie?
lie wtotwo i points forward .the beatii; rthd
distant froiuhalf to thNJe quarters of a mile.
viouslv slowed, I stopped them, and ranging
up under her stoni, asked what ho wished,
lie replied by asking what ship it was, and
where I was from. I told him the United
Stales Mail Steamship El Dorado, from Aspinwall
hound lo Havana. He then told
me to dark and wait. After stopping some
minules I again hailed and asked him what
he wanted, and to know, if ho was going to
kc<-p me there all night. He answered by
saving he would send a boat alongside,
which he did. When the officer came on \
hoard, he requested to see the papers. I,
showed him the clearance from the United
States Consulate at Aspinwall, and also the
hill of health; after reading which he told
me I could proceed so soon as the boat got
a short distance from the ship. The detention
of stopping being about 45 minutes
besides running out of my course.
I would further remark that during the
whole night my signal lights were burning
bright and clear, and that I was pursuing
my course at a distance of fnllv oightor ten
inili-s tVi-mi miiv I.11..1 ..r..i
...... , ?' miiiiwul 111v iiiivh'
tion of violating the laws of any country.
I remain, with respeet, your obedient
Alfred G. Gkay.
W. II. I.oherson, Esq., United States
We. Win. Brown, second mate, and Joshua
II. Waieott, passenger, of the steamer
1CI Dorado, which arrived yesterday morning
at Havana, from Aspinwall, do hereby
decline that I he statements contained in the
forgoing report, signed by Alfred G. Gray,
captain of said steamer, are true and correct;
said Brown was, when the oceurrencce took
place, the officer of the deck, and s;iid Waieott
was also on deck part of the time.
Wi i.i.j a xi linows,
J. II. Walcott.
Attempt to Ruu Away With a Slave.
On Saturday morning Honorable Lynn
Hoyd, of Kentucky, late Speaker of the
House, arrived in our city in the one o'clock [
a. in. train, on his way home. He was accompanied
by his family ami a negro woman,
who acted as nurse to his children.
The fact that this latter person \\ft9 a slave
Itecame quickly known to the colored servants
at the hotel?the St. Charles?at
which the party stopped, 011 their way to
the steamboat in which they designed taking
passage to Louisville, and while they
were at breakfast a large party surrounded
them, avowing their intention to'earry off
the woman; but ;i number of persons interfering,
they were compelled to leave the
room without effecting their purpose. Mr.
Boyd, in order not to create any difficulty,
then determined to go immediately on board
the steamboat, although it had been his intention
to remain several days in the city.
On their way to the river they were followed
by a crowd of exasperated negroes, who
pressed closely uj>on the party and made
several futile attempts to effect a rescue.
Arrived at the steamer?the Pennsylvania
?the crowd made a combined effort to
rush on hoard and secure their prev, which
no doubt they would have accomplished,
had not one of the officers of the boat?
Captain Kluiufeltcr, we believe?stood upon
the gangway with a revolver in his hand,
and threatened to shoot the first negro who
passed over. This determined conduct intimidated
the mob, and Mr. Boyd's party were
all safely housed in the lady's cabin. Tiie
boat remained at the wharf until her usual
time of starting, without any other molestation
Our city is destined to bccome famous?
or at least notorious. Two slave riots within
as many days are getting ahead tolerably
fast. The negroes, through their secret
on'h-b<>und society, appear determined to
bid defiance to all authority, and usurp the
right to carry off any of their fellow beings
they choose, without consulting whether it
iigrciaiuiu iv 11113 |iHines uiusrcsrca or not.
Twice have they abducted free negroes, and
in this case forcibly attempting to run oft'
with a person who repeatedly expressed her
preference to l>e left with her master and
mistress. If this procedure is to be allowed
it will not be safe for a colored person to
travel through here, unless he is furnished
with a certiticate from one of the directors
of the under ground railroad?such as
was given the other day by Dr. M. R. Delany
to the shiymaker woman?stating that
sho has privilege tp travel, ~ ^
Men of the Revolution*.,
"They, were giants itj, .tU'oee days A'lktf.
Tunis Van Pell Iihs now ft his posS^lton li
much worn d&tiumentcontaining$tfVe?ght
of some of tl>fi ^Bevoluttonnry \ybrfliiSpi.v. ti
is'dated West Point, August lfr, iV88 :
general "V^shington weighed 209
J, General jvneuft ^ i--*" 280 "
Colonel Herirr Jftck&n, * 236 . v .'j
Lieut. Colonel Huntington,' ^ ^
, ^ L^atf#Coloner<Cobb, ^ y&Zc&lp'-;
XJeiit^^oi>^1 ^tunijihroys^ 221. u
How to Prevent Accidents on Railroadi. I
A practice obtains upon .some of the English
railroads, which might well be imitated
here. When a passenger buys his ticket
he can also buy a card insuring hiin
against accident. lietween London and
Liverpool three pence insures his life for
?1,500; two pence for ?1,000; and a penny
for 5^0: and for proportionate damages
in case of injury. The insurance is effected
by the Company under act of Parliament;
and its effect is to render them more
careful in running the road, by inceasing
the cxjwisivcncus of an accident. There is
no reason, indeed, why every railroad company
should not be compelled to insure the
life of every passenger, and to be responsible
in heavy damages for whatever injury
may be sustained. Carriers of all sorts are
held tlius responsible for the safety of goods
committed to their care; why should the
i lives ami limbs committed to their charge
| be deemed deserving of less protection ?
Tint this would beonlv an indirect inn-in<il
of inducing greater c;ire in the management
of railroads, and indirect agencies are no
longer sufficient. The law intist prescribe
certain regulations in regard to their con1
duct, and every violation of them should be
severely punished. No road between important
points should be permitted to convey
passengers without a double track; and
upon every single track road, the most definite
and precise provisions should be exact
ed to prevent collisions. The time-table
should be specific, and a violation of its directions
should be made in every ease a
criminal offence. Until public sentiment
compels our legislators thus to provide for
the public, safety, we shall be compelled day
after day to chronicle these wholesale slaughters
upon our railroad lines.
Hunt's Merchant' Magazine.
The little iron steamer Mohawk was lying
in St. Clair river a few days since, surround
fil by ice ami immovable. It occurred to
her captain that he could rescue the craft
from her icy chains, by blowing up the frozen
mass with gunpowder. Accordingly
he prepared his torpedo by filling a l>ottle
with gunpowder, attaching a long piece of
water-proof fuse, and sinking the contrivance
through a hole in the ice. All being
prepared, the gallant engineer fired his
train, and retired a proper distance to await
the result. Now, everybody who has seen
the safety-fuse used knows that it burns
| quite slowly under water, though as quick
as powder in the open air. The explosion
not following immediately upon the captain's
application of his cigar, he became
anxious, stepped forward, and applied his
nose to the hole in the ice, and "look ve
what hefel." There was a rumbling explosion
; ice, water, captain, spray, all ascended
in a halo of glory towards the zenith. The
captain having "gone up like a rocket," followed
out the metaphor, and "came down
like the stick," fortunately floating like it,
and struck out for shore. When it was
discovered that he was not injured, the
crowd who had witnessed his pyrotechnics
gave three cheers for the captain and his
petard, which the former gracefully acknowledged.?Detroit
Terrible Tragedy in Missouri.
The St. Louis Democrat, of the 22d ult.,
says it has been communicated by a gentleman
living in Lexington, Mo., that two Irish
pedlars, named John Kanehan and James
Carrigan, left that city al>out two weeks
ago, carrying with them two large and vnlu-j
able packs containing dry eroods and iew?l-l
ry. They traveled about forty-five miles to
the town of Warrenburg, Johnson county,
where they concluded to stop for the night.
Feeling very much fatigued, one of them,
Knnehnn, immediately retired to rest. About
an hour afterwards, Carrigan went to
the bedroom of his companion, and was
surprised at not finding him. However he
finally concluded to lie down.
As soon as he touched the bed, lie found
it was wet. He lit a candle, and discovered
the bed was covered with blood, and upon
looking under it, discovered the body of his
companion. While looking at the body,
he heard footsteps on the stairs. He extinguished
the candle, drew his bowie knife,
and stationed himself behind the door. In
a few moments three men enteretl, one hav
Illy, H U11IUIU UIIU il UIULH1V H\u 111 MIS IiailUM,
and the others clubs.* lie sprang upon
them suddenly, antjj before they could recover
from their surprise succeeded in killing
all tbredof them. He then went to a
magistrate's office, made his statement, was
tri^,*nd acquitted. ^
Difficclty at IIayti.?Tlio commercial
Agent of the United States?Mr. Knight
?at Port an Ptince, has got into a difficulty,
it appears, with tlie members of a commercial
house there. Mr. Knight is the acting
agent in Mr. Lewis' place?he occupied
rooms over the store of the Messrs. Pouilli <Ji
Sous, merchants. One day he refused to
sign an invoice for that party unless he was
paid in advance, at which they expressed
their indignation, and an altercation ensued,
foul epithets passed, and Mr. Knight asserted
that the elder Pouilli struck him. lie is a
gentleman GO years of age, and a merchant
of great respectability. The Emperor SouloiKiue
Wiis nnncnlcfl to- Atr Ifnirrlit ?.h?/ve
ing to make it a national affair, and lie directed
it to be sent to the tribunal, where
the ease was heard, and resulted in the sentence
of Messrs. Bonilh to imprisonment for
one month, and to pay a fine of 850, although
the terms of the sentence show that
the court decided not according to its conviction,
hut through fear of the government
which Mr. Knight represented.
It appeared in the progress of the trial,
that Mr. Knight owed Messrs. Pouilh & Co.,
for borrowed money, and hence, in part,
their indignation at the refusal of Mr. Knight
to sign their ship papers without pay in
The American merchants offered to intercede
for the release of tho Messrs. Pouilh,
but they insisted upon remaining in prison
until the expiration of the sentence.
Cukiocs Facts Concerning Dyspepsia.?The
effect of mental disnnti?ti?<li> in
producing this prevalent complaint is far
greater than is supposed. It is well known
that persons in good health, of sound digestive
organs, who take plenty of exorcise
and are free from anxiety may eat almost
anything, and in quantities which would
kill those in different circumstances. In
reference to this point Dr. Brigham, an English
medical writer, observes : "We .'o not
find dyspepsia prevalent in countries where
the people do eat most enormously. Travellers
in Siberia say that the people there
often eat forty pounds of food in one day.
Admiral Soripchoff saw a Siberian eat directly
after breakfast twenty-five pounds of
boiled rice, with three pounds of butter.
uuuiy.-pepsia is not a common disease in
Siberia. We do not learn from Captain
Harry or Captain Lyon, tlie Arctic travellers,
that their friends the Esquimaux are
very nervous and dyspeptic., though they
individually eat ten or twelve pounds of solid
food per day, washing it down with a
gallon or so of train oil. Captain Lyon was,
to he sure, a little concerned for a delicate
young lady Esquimaux, who ate her candles,
wicks ami all, yet lie docs not allude to her
inability to digest them.
Beautiful.?It cannot be that earth is
man's abiding place. It cannot be"that our
life is cast up by the ocean of eternity to
float upon its woe?, and sink into nothing
ness. Else, why is it that the glorious aspi-i
rations, which leap like angels, from the |
temple ot our hearts, are forever wandering
about unsatisfied ? Why is it, that the rainbow
and the clouds come over with a beauty
that is not of earth, and pass off to leave
us to muse on I heir failed loveliness ? Why
is it that the stars, who hold festival around
the midnight throne, are set above the
gr;isp of our limiled faculties, forever mocking
us with their unapproachable glory ?
And, finally, why is it that the bright forms
of human beauty are presented to our view
and then taken from us, leaving the thousand
streams of our affections to flow into Alpine
torrents? We are born for a higher destiny
than that of earth.
There is a realm where rainbows never
fade, where the stars will be out before us
like islets that slumber on the ocean, and
where the beings that pass before us like
shadows, will stay in oyr possession forever.
Seduction Fictions.?It is time the
public understood, both hero and elsewhere,
that the seduction stories, of the New, York
disreputable-papers are wicked inventions.
Ono or two of the Sunday papers make it
ii nninl. tn im.n tudnftimn olnm ouavn
week. This is a part 4^ their stock in J
trade; and tliey keep an obscene writer
employed expressly for that purpose. The
scene is generally laid In the Fitli avenue?
the seducer being n millionaire, with a family,
and the victim an innocent country girl.
There is a large class of vulgar-minded persons,
whose depraved appetites highly relish
this Bort of til thy scandal; and theyfook
forward to the dainty morse], whivh /.they
are sure tp"find; in vtjje^
To Ccre the Croup.?A writer in the
"Country Gentlemen" gives the following
prescription for the croup:
"Divest the child of all clothing about tho
neck and chest; then bathe the throat and
j upper part of the chest freely with cold
i >vaic*r. j-.ci uiis oe done by pouring, spung!
ing, or very frequent application of wet
I cloths; while this is being done, prepare
warm water, and immerse the feet in it.?
This gives relief in a short time, the child
should be put quietly to rest, with a jug of
warm water to the feet, when perspiration
and sleep soon follow. Any one ".an follow
these directions immediately, and it is a comprint
which is soon fatal unless checked irt
the early stages, and many precious lives aro
lost because :i physician is not at hand until
too Iilte to snvc from cnfFrif?o?t?->r> "
Snow and Weather.? We were surprised
to fiml the house tops of our town
covered, on Thursday morning last, with a
beautiful coat of snow. The ground was
only partially covered. Soon after sunrise
the snow began to melt rapidly and in a hour
or two none could be seen. For a day or
two previous to the snow and since the
weather has bpen unusually cold for this season
of the year. Fruit has probably suffered,
but we think there will vet be a good
r 1 a 1*1 ifa-'tc
/irr?n nl r.r, a ? ? 1
u.vj^ v> i'wiviiv.-i. tin iippm uiiu pears are
not yet in bloom, we may expuet a fine supply
of that fruit. Wheat being very backward
will doubtless escape injury from the
f>rescnt spell of cold. Many of our farmer*
i;id planted corn, the week ptvrioua to the
snow, this we fear will be seriously injured.
A Thieves' Ball.?A letter from New
A grand thieves' ball was given at the
hall, corner of Henry and Oliver streets, on
Thursday evening. The principal parties
on the floor, together with the manager an J
committee men, tlie police says, were composed
of professional gam biers, pick-pocket8r
and prostitute?, together with a fair sprinkling
of jail birds of the most case-hardened
description. The police entered the hall
just as the first quadrille was commencing,
and took nine of the parties. The others
scattered sans ceremonies. The next morning
the persons arrested were all sent up to
the penitentiary as vagrants.
The Yankee Speculation.?The threat
California tree will be exhibited in the Park
at New York previous to its removal to the
exposition "at Paris. This tree cost the owner
$12,000 to cut it down and transport it
to New Yoik. It is in sections, and ifr
will take ten men at least ten days to erect'
the tree in the Park. The body of ft is.
J ?? - * u:_i
mil i j mi iiinnicicr nnu ninety TOl lllgm
Senator Gwin, of Cal.fornia, it is said, saw
the tree growing at Sierra Jtfevadn. It is
said that tliere is indisputable evidence of
this monster of the forest being three thousand
- ? ?? .
Sale of Negroeb.?From the Carofiniart
we take the following sale of a lot of negroes
on the 12th inst., where one third of
the purchase money was mini red to be in
cash; B>*tty, an ordinary cook and washer,
19 years old with her infant child, $1,000 ;
Sam, 50 j-earsold, field hand,$1;030; Billy,
19, *1,080; Atemas, boy 0 years old Clara *
a girl 8, subject to fits, $900; Pussev, 45
years old. house servant, lame $310 ; Rachel,
19, field hand. $1,100; Milev. 10 years old,
field-hand and house-servant,$1^140; (Average
The Winsboro' Register, says:?*On s
hunting expedition Inst Monday, Mr. David
Johnston, of this place, kilted a very large
grav Eagle, measuring six feet and fourinches
from tip to tip. We heard one of our
old citizens remark that it was the first he
had ever lienrd of as low dour as this place.
He thought it probable it had been 'fright- "Vened
down from the mountains'by the firee
.which have been prevailing." ' . ' &
Never too Late to Learv.-?At a. re- *
cent commencement at "Witlemburg College,
one of the gradnates who receimfthe
highest honors of hi* claw was forty-two
years of age.. Having enjoyed no opportunities
for education in his youth, he ..commenced
at the rudiments when., twenty^iUe
yea re old, andv ho soon acquired.? deep
thirst for knotafedffo*- Snd improved all his
opportunities \flndyiptcr^pfa fr6m _ > .
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