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VOLUME 6?NO. 42. ABBEVILLE C. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1859. WHOLE NUMBER 202
xae Jbaio .Burns' Celebration.
At the large and handsome entertainment
given on the evening of the 25th inst.,
in this city in honor of the centennial birthday
of Burns, and which was prepared and
served in fine style by Mr. Ku'jeH, there
were regular responses to nine toasts?these
sentiments being taken from Burns' own
poetry. All but two of those admirable
and appropriate addresses, appeared in the
Courier. Those two had not been written
out. But as they were gems, and emanated
from such distinguished sources as James
L. Peligru and George S. Bryan, the
PhononTiinlipr. Mr. Wnm IriifF Uc
o 1" '
furnished us with their remarks. They will
be appreciated in the beauty of their conception,
analysis and diction. , Mr.
Petigru responded to the 4th tegular
The Worthies of Scotland.?
O thou who pour'd the patriotic tide
That stream'd thro' Wallace's undaunted
Who nobly dar'd to stem tyrannic prid??.
Or nobly die, the second glorious part,
(The patriot's God peculiarly tlw?u art,
His friend, inspirer, cuardian and reware,)
O never, never, Scotia's realm desert,
But still the Patriot and the Patriot Bard
In bright succession rise, her ornament and
Tone?"Scots irha" hueV
Mr. Petioru : Mr. President and Gentlemen:
I feel proud to he thought worthy
of responding to the sentiment iust hcnnl
?"The Worthies of Scotland," a sentence
which in itself is full of the most inspiring
associations. Scotland occupies among
civilized nations a far greater space than
her territory docs on the map of the globe.
She is not distinguished for feiti'lity of soil
nor advantages of climate, hut by her characteristics.
Her people may be justly prouil
of their history, and deserve to stand in the
first line of men, because they have resisted
with success both the Romans and the English.
In the noble cause of independence
they arressted the march of the conquerors J
of the world. They never hauled down
their flag, which in many h hard fought
field has been fanned by the shout of vie
tory. The homebred virtues of h.-r people I
constitute also a solid foundation for the
distinction of Scotland. Th?* domestic vir*
iucs nave nourished mere it) a i-oiiuviiial
aoil. And at the household altar the faini
ly affections are worshipped with unl<-i^neii
devotion. Integrity, of purpose,
and indomitable courage, which hav?* marked
the Scottish character at home ami
abroad, have won for them tlie r.'?.p.-ct even
of those who bore unwilling testimony in
But with all theso titles to esteem, no
people are so much indebted to their j?real
men as the native* of Scotland. It is not a
hundred years since the Scotch were to the
English what the Greeks were to the Romans,
and what the Yankees are to us?the
subjects of bitter invective by those who
envied their superior address, management
of affairs, and great success in the acquisitive
art. From the days of ixalg-wus to tinlast
Indian Campaign, Scotland has never
lacked chieftains to sustain herinar-hal rep
utation; and in the walks of literature and
science, she could boast of brilliant names,
but, from the causes I have enumerated, the
popularity of the native was not in former
times equal to the merit of her people. On
the Continent their institutions were considered
rude, and by their ruore opulent Southern
neighbors, their very virtues were
travestied by the insolence of wealth; their
love of independence was c haracterized a&
selfishness; their caution was denounced as
duplicity, and their fidelity to the traditions
of their fatherland as a sordid narrowness of
mind. The eloquence of her historians,
tde profound wisdom of her moral teachers,
and the researches of her sons in the regions
of science, have hushed the language of
envy and detraction. But above all, ihe
tender pathos of Burns and the soul-inspiring
narratives of Scott, have opened for tlio
Scottish name an avenue to every guntlo
and generous heart. While once the virtues
of the Caledonian race received but a
<yrfd acknowledgment from the educated
few, *nd a sort of unsocial prejudice rested
upon the name of a people so proud, and '
jo some degree so peculiar, now the world
does homage to the genius of her sons,
while the master pieces of her great men
hare invested every spot of their country
witn * deep ana tender interest. As a
sequel to the sentence on which the chair
invoked your homage, permit roe to
offer you a sentiment:
May the Worthies of Scotland for generations,
to come, continue to illustrate the
p*Bgr?aa of civilisation, while the fame of
Itf* Historians and bards (tliall from nge to
age shed lustre on the.courage of her sons"
and the domestic Virtues of her people.
' Mr. Bryan responded to the 5th senti-,
moot: ... .... I
in* a' o* aatnr?'? '
That's a* the learning 1desire;
: thin; tfao* I drttige thro* dnb aiid mir?, "
i At plobgh* or cart,
Kj tho* hsmely in attire, u . j t Ji
X.'j May toaoh the heart
- 4 ww*?-r? jmtn mm jmmT I
Gentlemen : If I were tin orator I might
well shrink from the task of responding for
the poet. It i?* a weighty burden, indeed,
th'it I have rashly assumed,and I anticipate
in advance a necessary failure to the undertaking.
The love of the poet must he my
inspiration?it is my only excu?e for the
attempt to answer for him. The name ol
the poet abolishes all national distinctions,
overleaps all barriers of creeds, and keeping
I pace with the progress of time, makes idle
I ,i... .1: r
niv uivcimi) <>i race an<i class, ai.d country;
and assembled in his name and of Burns,
wo are one?a band of brothers?votaries
at his shiine, the altar of Humanity and
Nature. It is something, indeed, for a country
to have produced a great poet?it is the
rarest of all distinctions. He is of those
who give rank to nations, not of those to
whom a nation can give rank. Like the
sun in the heavens?a fountain of original
light?he is sufficient to himself. In the
fullness of his rays his country is glorified,
and humanity itself is brighter in his beams.
He is of all times and all countries, and,
like our Burns, is the companion of David,
and Homer and Virgil, of Shak*pearc and
Gray, and Schiller and Dante, and Gold
smith and Moore, and Bryan. All men
j in all times repeat his words ; all hearts in
all times will echo to his piercing notes of
nature. We have ail loved, and who has
told the tale of love like Burns? We are
all lovers of our country, hih! who has sung
the sacred transports of patriotism 1 ik?.Biuns?
We are social all, ami love as now
to gather round the festive board. Whose
heart more than his was theseat of all good
fellowship, of all social delight atitl jollitv?
We are all proud of our country's arms and
llie brave deed* of our fathers. Where are
the war sonrr* which liki: his, fired as hv
1110 souls of Washington or Wallace, in the
fury of battle, are terrible as the clash of
arms, lk-rcn and shrill, and piercing as the
ci v of victory ?
Civatures of svmpnthv?craving it as
the lisrht. nee<limr it iliu vital -n
? . r, - ?
ui'-u turn to the poet as the heart's universal
confessor anil friend, companion atnl
comforter. find, ks in Burns, a charmed
eelio to a!! our feelings, sadriess fur our sorrows.
gladness lor our mirt h, and triumph
fur our victories !
But, Cientlenu*n. in doing homage to the
Poet ami to Burns as a genius, let us not
forget Burns the man. Let us not forget
liis glorious manhood. Gifted as he was,
and famous for all time as lie wdl lie, let
us today remember tint, faithful as he was
to the '"ten talent*," the largest measure of
mind with which his Maker had distinguished
him, he was faithful also to a still nobler
trust, more valuable than the treasure of
genius, higher than the prerogatives of birth
or the distinction of offl.-e?he was faithful
to truth. He never betrayed her. His
was the ardent soul to lovu her; his the
heroic.soul to defend her; his the sympathetic
soul to celebrate in deathless strains
all who had done or suffered, or triumphed
in lu?r cause lie was truthful :m<l natural,
and faithful in all things, in all relation*.
IIi? icvercnci'.J his M.?ker with the humility j
of the publican. He loved his country as j
if she wielded the sceptre <>f universal em- |
pire he honored his peasant father as if horn |
to a kingdom, and he respected himself artiT
his class as if of the noblest of the earth.
Peasant as he was, he was too proud to he
jealous of a peer, and he gloried in his order
as the very pith and bulwark of his country,
and in the plough a? the symbol of heroic
independence, the very type of an unstinted
manhood. He was content in his "humble
sphere to shine," and preserved "the dignity
of man with soul erect." In him there was
11 a rrnil." ?-v? _/-.* *
.... , i..r |iirirui;e, no assumption, no
deceit. It was tIiis nature, so simple, loving.
truthful and brave, that made him the
poet that ho was nnd sent his every word
straight to the hearts of all men; and it
was this nature, too, that makes us love the
man as much as we.admire the genius that
make us love the man as much as we admire
the genius that enshrines his memory
in the hearts of his oountrymen and the
world. In this hour, when grateTul hearts
are striving to measure the debt they owe
him, and two hemispheres are uniting in
i homage, one of the humblest, most grateful
I und devout of his admirers, I would, in his
name, and in honor of tlie immortal baud
to whioh he belong* of all ages and people*,
give yon, as a "sentiment ;
The Poet?Universal as nature, Catholic
as the heart of man?his pictures are unfading,
and h'm song undying as his iheme.
'Is this your brother, Pat!'
Is ho not older than you T
'No iniln<t? ?nr
Well, then, he is younger I*
'No, aur, he's not.'
Why, man, be must be either one or the
Fmii, Iheo, he'? nayther.'
Oh ! then you are ttfntaf
'Indsde, now, and bow did you know it J'
A fellow who cboppeJ off hia band, the*
other day, while cutting wood; aent to an
apothecary for a remedy , for "chopped
I Imi#.* I
INCIDENTS OP THE t
MEXICAN CAMPAIGN, I
BY A MKUUKK OF TIIK PALMETTO KKOIMENT. 1
Tho Alvarado Expedition.
April 6th?The military stores captured I
here were stn.lc in tin* river ainl otlierwie** dis? |
posed of. y? garrison li.-im; left, the army |
ami vesicle of war quietly withdrew as they I
had ome. Al the m*>nietit of our leaving. Gen. j '
Quitman was waited upon by a deputation from j
the eivil authorities tendering him their thanks '
for our eourteoiisand civil behavior towards
the inhabitants dm ing our brief sojourn amonir
them; nnd I have not the slightest doubt, but
th<-it gratitude was fart her enhanced when
they saw us fairly out of view. Never was
any march somueh dreaded as this. After having
experienced what we had today, I obser|
ved that many of the men were barefooted* 1
iinviii? purled with their shoes because of sore
feet. The nat ive pedestrians wear sandals and '
had the men adopted their custom as i ?1 i-1 tin*- 1
self, 1 am satisfied they never would liuve heeli
troubled with Mistered feet. We bivoune?d 1
ti> night at <>ur former watering station, the j 1
u'igntor pom), where for the lirst time we wit- j '
rie.-d. <1 the novel operation of lassoing wilt] eat- j v
tie. The 1'aneheros of whom the cattle were '
purchased did tlie butchering ; mounted upon
their small hut spirited steeds while riding at
top speed, they hurled their larriettea with unerring
precision. The animals when lassoed were |
inmiediately drawn to 11 stake l>y u rope. which .
was followed liy decapitation. Jt looked more
like u picture of fancy than reality, to those .
who witnessed the feats and gyrations of these
wild equestrians in their native prairies. They
lire a civil, inoffensive and hospitable race as (
their occupations would imply. I
April t'th.?At early light the clanking of
bteel ar...or mid the monotonous rattling of J
tin canteens Were again heard along the prai? | '
ric. We designed reaching the Madelon lie? I '
fore dark, that we might he ahle to make the '
crowing in due season. \t noon We reached f
our former hivoiiaced at the filthy pond, which J
we found reduced to a puddle indeed. From 1
this point to the river I "houlJ judge to he 11
miles. A portion of men styled the rearguard
was invariably placed in rear of the baggage
train to protect that point, and to prevent
stragglers from the ranks from filling behind
the whole. Ill this instance it was d illioillt 10
tell which was the rearguard. I had flattered I
myself for some time, that 1 alone constituted !
that li"dy, but the sub equcnt arrival >f more
than 2<i others at the pond, established the j
contrary* f.iet. There wciv now iij.u aids <>1' j ,
4<> Ktiaujl'-rs from all the regiments collected
at the rilliche-*. Some were lyin^ asleep in the s
shade, an J others wore ll'ullieing with tin* un?
i.ives for (ar^uidente.) whiskey i>y the drink ; j
which wan h-< ini^lit have been foreseen tin; oc? 4,
elision of several alterations. I thot?i? t at ]
one time we were likely to huvo a trauieit! affair,
as 1 daw a I a Tire and powerful mail mil? ,
kinj* furiously at another with a formiduhle t
stick. The assailed party drew n large l.owie I
knife and placed himself on the defensive.
There was hut a moment to choose, and that t
one was of awful suspense : hut our hero of the s
stiek made good use of it and wisely restrained I
the descending blow. Both loo ed venirennec t!
at each other, while neither Rp"ke, because t
one was as far removed from darmer as the ?'
either, and here the matter ended. Whiskey
dropped hid stick and the small man sheathed s
hit) tooih pick. At this moment a nntive rode
np, mounted on a spirited jenney, which the ff
landlord advised him to hiteli farther off. As Sl
soon as ! could g*-t the opportunity, I went he- *
hind the enclosure, mounted uud setting otT &t ''
topmost speed, descending an undulation in
the prairie, 1 lost. sight of the ranches and their
noisy inmates. And here I overtook one of the
regiment .1. II . who w-is nearly exhausted from
fut igue and sickness. We continued our jour? tl
ney riding and walking by turns until about o!
sunset, when we halted at sonic ranches I never
saw before that were situated in the edge of ^
the woods. The poor natives gave tisan abundance
of sugar cane which we devoured gree? w
dily. They had no water near they said, but H
I prevailed on one of them to go for some, and p
offered him a small looking-glass for his trou- jt
me wim which ne wos highly please'*. Kilter? |
ing llie chappaml at sunset we passed a party
engaged in skinning a href, and from umidrv
oilier preparations we inferred llint they intended
camping nearvLhe spot. Ilulf way tlirough
the chapparal we came suddenly upon a por? 8
tion of tlie rear guard, wlio were reclining he?
neiith the widespread folingoof a hanyan
tree. I have often been led to Admire the singular
beauty of this handsome exotic. Branches ^
extend themselves downward frotn the mother
steins, which soon grow up and in their turn
send out other branches and so on in rotation p
until the original tree covers an oorc of ground
mora or Jem. Wh ile sitting here we weresuddenly
startled with the noise of wild turkeys
whereupon several of the party seized their
guns and went in pursuit; hut the impervious J1
thicket prevented their getting a sight of them ''
mougii uiey wero more wiiiiout doubt. We
procured a good supply of water at this place
from email ho If* due in the sand. The water R
percolating through from theGulf, accounts for
the luxuriant vegetation found here. We saw
no appearance of moisture hero on our way to
AW'arado, because il was low tido. Leaving ^
a party here for the night we pusfiad on, having
eight miles of our journey yet before us ;
and lung before we accomplished half the dis c
taoce, the sun went down. IIad we fought ^
the enemy and been followed by a disastrous
defeat, our line of march could not have presented
a more striking contrast. Muakcta, 8
cartridge-boxes, canteen?, knap sacks and olotlu t
jng wsre scattered from here to the river. We
only lacked tha killed and W&inded hera and
there, to complete the pietnre of a ronted field in fi
all its parts, which ? **in some measure comp!?t? c
if we allo'w the sick, the fatigued and exhausted
who^wer*.lying along the route, to auppl;
tba places of tha killed, ij myself and '
companion jogged along together ; he wWh his
ready fund humor, anoir beguiling the ted
ium of the journey, I could pot r?frain-.tl/mk I
lnf wkat ?n afr*Mbi? i?iilntH?i? ibfci *kf*> i
.ravel would afford each ot us iu after year^i
ihould'fortune favor our meeting. I did meet
iiin lit li is own home uud while abated at hi:
louutiful board a recipient of his ho?pitnlity,
we mutually recalled the preceding incidents.
Some time after dark We reached the river
where we discharged our patient little animal
which doolitless found its way hack to its ownjr.
Throughout tl.e night the stragglers were
joining in and one man reported missing die
u-<t overtake the column for a day aftei wards
lie staid all niiiht at the ranches wli??re he said
lie was hospitably entertained by his quiiniliin
landlord. If we had continued our march *
few days m->re, some never would have over
Iakeii ua. <.>11 the 7th ultimo we reached Ve
i'a Cruz, and encamped bill) yards from tlx
liarita la MerceJ CJate of Merev). Some do
evii or so of our regiment who we suppose*]
were in the llospilal of Wrn Cruz, we wvr?
iui prised to timl were still residing at our olo
L-amping station two miles from liere Thej
uppeured indifferent about leaving home a;
Ll.ey ludicrously stvled our former quarters, a lie
intimatud that,?Col. Butler had better send u
ivngon for their baggage or else move the
regiment ?>vi.t thero. The volunteer tactics ol
his campaign were wholly different from
iny the world ever 6aw before. \Jol. Butler ?ti
leistood them, but Gen. Scott I dont think evvi
lid. More utioii.
(to be continued.)
Why is It?
C;in any otic tell why <lectors so genera!
y keep silent in regard to the statu of pan-tits
whom they know to ho dying? iti?
i rtainly a dreadful tiling for a person tn
:otne tip to the very hour of the d'jathit
niggle without h word of warning.
To say nothing of any interests beyond
hose of time, there are always suflieietit of
i...... > ' e " i
iictc iu ?.'?jiiuc ui tensi a lew nours ailt'iiimi
1><jfore* onu g<ies forth on tlie lust, lone
ournev ; ami who is there, thai has any
riends, why does not desire to have lime to
>i?l them farewell when hedejyirts? If it is
roin kindness that the physician omits to
omul llie alarm in season to give the dvinn
in 1 iheir friends timely warning. it is must
ni>lakeii kindness?it is in reality cruelty
?cruelty for which there is no remedy?a
nistake which can never he set right.
A beautiful lady lay upon her sick h. d.
: riends were around her?anxious it is true,
or they knew thai she whom they loved
vas very sick; hut still they hoped that
lie would soon he better. A friend railed
o see the sick lady. Ah she entered the
own and looked upon tin* pale face of the
ntlerer she was shocked to see tokens that
:oine hut once becoming visible there.
'Agnes is dying" she exeluimcd.
"Oil 1 no?am [.doctor ? Am I dying ?"
aid the la..v, speaking willi ditiieolty.
The doctor, seated iu a corner, was wefpng.
Thus appealed to. he was obliged lo
onfess that his patienl really was very near
i< r end.
"Why didn't you tell nie??Oh! why
lidn't you tell mesiioiier? I have so mu. h
o say, and now there is no time: Oli !
his is cruel?cruel !*'
How many times have such words as
liese rung in physicians' ears, and y*-t they
eein determined not to change their ways.
>ut as they are intelligent, and, ?*is a class,
[ood and kind hearted tn-n, we suppose
hero mu*t !>" a reason which to them. suHiifiitlv
justifies tlit-ir course in such rases.
Ve wi?li wo knew what that reason is?if
in li tin-re hi*. Willi our present light on
lie subject. I lie omission bv the chosen
uatdian of the citadel of life, to sound a
ifiouahle note of alarm, when Im sees tlie
licIi Enemy drawing near, seems to us to
e a most melancholy mistake. Why is
>is mistake so ofieu made?
N. Y Ledger.
Good.?During a recent trial at Auburn,
r.n : j -
iu ii/n<>?n^ uccurreo 10 vary me monotony
f the proceedings:
"Among the witnesses, was one, as ver;?nt
a specimen of humanity ?s one would
ish to meet with. After a severe crossexmination,
the counsel for the government
nused, and then putting on a look of severy,
and an ominous shake of the head exUimed
41 'Mr. Witness,lias not an effort been made
) induce you to tell a different story ??
'"A different story from what I have told,
' ' That is what I mean.'
" 'Yes, sir, several persons have tried to
et me to tell a different story from what I
ave told,hill they couldn't.'
" 'Now, sii, upon your oath, I wish to
:now who those persona are.'
" Wal, I guess you've tried 'bout as hard
s any of them.'
" The witness was dismissed, while iudee.
nrv, and spectators indulged in a hearty
'Ah ! is it possible that you are still alive ?'
aid a fellow, on meeting unexpectedly one
?hom ho had grossly injured. 'Yes, and
ricking,' replied the other, fitting the acion
to the word.
Blaok and White.?We find in an exihange
paper the statement that seventywo
white females were married to black
nen in Massachusetts last yeaf! If this be
n, it is carrying out the abolition doctrine
o practical result*.
Quick.?The 'boys,' having in charge a
ire steam-engine in Louisville, Ky., the
>ther day, on a wagei^harnestoj and hitchid
the horses to the engine- and hose oarlage
in one minute and fifteen second*.
It is prrfpnstd to pay the members of the
British Parliament $5,000 each, per angutn,
ad oo ttfltJgu.
, From the Saturday Eventing Pott.
. Rainy Days.
Tim day i? culil, ami <lnrk. nod dreary;
It rnins mid tiio wind is never weary;
Tlie vine slill elinirs to the mouldering wall.
Bill ut every l??at the dead lenven fall.
And the day is dark find dreary.?Longfellow.
That may do !'?>r a poetical conception
I very well, hut I wonder if Mr. Longfellow
was ever shut tip in a house with seven
j children, through the mortally long hours
1 ! of a rainy day? I fancy it would give him
| more pratical ideas ui>o? the sul'iect than .
he ever before cherished. '
. Of these said seven children, the three !
little i?irls are not much trouble, there be- |
' ing implanted in the feminine heart, fiom ,
j a:i early age, a vast amount of self-respect (
?sometimes called vanity?which acts as <
, a kind of moral check rein in keeping the !
I little one in older. Hut lliere are those j
i three terribly active, energetic boys, to be
! amused and kept within rational bounds. <
r and the baby, poor little unfortunate, who [
is expected to sleep through all tho noisy
. day. No wonder mamma looks with (lis- .
may upon the bright little faces that sur- t
round tho breakfast-table. i
Neil ? the very embodiment of mischief ^
?is already making a proposition to his ^
next younger brother,?a very little boy. c
with a very large head, and who is generally s
known in the family jis ' Fatty"?to play at j
"butcher" after breakfast, to which the de- j
luded Fatty yields a ready consent.
As a pleasure commencement to this day s
of disorder, Charley, the little three year-old. t
tumbles down stairs whilst mamma ia wash- f
ing the breakfast things, and in 10 doing 1
acquires h lump on his head that would
puzzle a phrenologist, and which fairly f
casts the bump of caution into the shade.
By a successive application of arnica, oil. i
lumps of sugar, and the story of The Three f
Hoars, Charley is restored to good humor, 11
and the mother of the family applies herself
to the soul-cheering occupation of darn- j,
ing stocking-; but the work is destined to a
interruption, for olios of distress are heart! '
to issue from the bath room, and upon investigation
Fatty is found lying in the tub,
(fortunately not full of water.) where the i
amateur butcher, Ned, has just left him tied t
hand and f<?ot. The culprit is summoned '
to receive a severe reprimand from auiudig- *
nant mother, whom he disarms at ouce by ^
innocently explaining: g
"YVI.V ni'iinni!! " T
. vf * t* \i y m inv unii, niiu i ^
had just killed him, and left hira to bleed ?
in the slaiitrhtcr house, until I was leady to ^
cut him up." I
Th?- scolding that was to be ends in a t
laugh, mid Ned proclaims his triumph in a
series of gym nasi io performances on the
floor and over the sofa, in which he does 1
everything but swallow himself, winding j
up with a back handed somer-set that overturns
mamma's work-table, and creates uni- r
v?*rsal havoc. The mother is too well nc- ^
customed to these little accidents to lose
temper, but on the contrary, is rather glad j(
of it, 11s the picking up of spools, scissors, 0
I itf., will afford some occupation to her sadly p
j restless boy. It is but temporary, however,
mid Ned got-s nff whistling "Pop Goes the
WlhscI" so loud tliat baby is awakened S|
thereby, and comes down to mamma, whilst it
mirso pei forms some household duty. What h
a never ceasing fascination there is about 0
-the babj'! Each child is clamorous for the
solo and entire charge of hiin,and so he i8
hugged and kissed and pulled and jostled. P
until, good-nntured baby as lie is, he is ?
driven to yelling in self-defence, and refuses ^
to be comforted until a cake makes its ap- ?
pea ranee. This, of course, excites the bun- ^
ger always lying latent in the childish ll
stomach, and cakes bpcomo a universal 1
panacea. The little girls, in order to pro- P
lone and enhance the cniovment of *?ntinrr. e
? ? ' TU3f- "" ?' have
a "party," and after having asked for
and obtained a thousand little accompani- v
merits to the cake, tho piece de resistance of ^
the feast, they get fnirlv under way. But ^
now comes a messenger to complain of ^
Charley'* gormandizing propensities. He 8
keeps asking for cako all the time, and you ?
know mainma. it isn't good for such little ^
children, says his early ripe little sister, his l'
senior by one year. Charley is finally P
managed by bi*ing granted a table and ?
parly nil to himself, by bis much enduring "
mother. But meantime all these little frets ^
and jars have so worked upon my old maid w
nervous sy^em, that in order to preserve "
my tempftf/'I put on a wet weather costume *'
and start/or a walk, thanking my stars that P
the raaifcgement of seven children does not *
come within my range of duty. 81
" My bruddera,' said a waggish colored
man to a crowd, 'in all affliction, in all ob 1
3'onr. trnhblea, dar is one plrtcie yon can al- 11
ways find Sympathy ? ' 4 Whar ? whar T n
shouted several.- 'In de dictionary,' be replied,
rolling his eyes towards the sky. .< t<
c i > \m mil ) -i*.
_ Th? Drunkard's Rewolatloa. .-? ?
"Too mnoh drinking has 6aoMd m? pain, .
I'll navtr look at a glaia again." '
H? kept his word and navarKed,
And y?t by drinking win# ho died. 8
VBaw ?oo|d Hado itf" Only think r i '
whj,b?MtaAhUlifhi <ock?drink, tl
Marriage Among The Faraee?.
Tlio dignity of women among Parsees is next
.0 European. Though not visible in society,
the womon mix unreservedly in tbe family,
ita conversation and affairs; their time i9
principally employed in making dresses for
their children working etnbroideiy nod inervisiting
among themselves. The tnarag._s
of children engage the earliest flttenion
of parents. Marriages tak*j place at
.he age ol nine?a custom derived from the
Hindoos Zoroaster more wisely prescribed
ifteen. Instances lmve not beeu wanting
>f the betrothal of a boy of three years of
ige to a girl of two. Some lifieen years
igo, indeed, it was tbe custom in Bombay,
<nd in some of the cities of Gurerat, to arrange
or negotaite for the marriage of chilJrcii
yet unborn. If the respective
ivivea of two friends become enciente, they
aine to an understanding that, if one bore
1 son and the other a daughter, the infants
should be united in marriage. Thin stutu ?f
Iiing.4, however, exists no longer, aud eary
marriages ate#now rare.
Some of the priests, who haveextensive acquaintances
with iiiiiuential families, follow
he profession of match-makers. At their
nstance, tlie parents of the buy open a negotiation
with those of the girl, requesting
roin tliem the horoHcope or birth-paper of
lie maiden; and then consult the astrologer,
vho compares it with that of the proposed
iridegroom. Mutual inquiries are then
nade. The parents of the girl iuquire paricularly
as to the amiability or otherwise
<f the mother of the future son in-law, as in
i Parsee family,the hap of the wedeU
jirl depends gtea!. >iu behavior of
lie mother-in-law i.. or, the husband
jeitig, like herself :? . ... The astrologer
aving named ihe dav for the marriage, for
leveral days before, if the parties are rich,
ontinual dinners and nautchea are given to
riends; both males and females, and many
honsand of rupees are tlius spent. Orna
iiftitR and rieh dresses aro exchanged, and
aluable presents made to the bride by her
On the wedding day, largo parties are
nvited at both houses. The ceremony takes
dace in the evening. The gentlemeu nre
ccommodated with chairs and benches in
he verandah, and on the two sides of the
oad facing the house where the ceremony
s to be performed, while the apartments
ire gallantly left to the ladies. On this oe aMon.the
former dress in "Jamas" and
Fiehoree," the full cu-?t<>m of the Parsces,
virile llie latter array themselves in dresses
>f the most rich and variegated colors, orlamented
with gold and jewelry. The bride;roni
goes in musical procession to the
louse of the bride. When the party is
iccominodated, the nuptial ceremony iscotnnenced,
soon after sunset. It generally takes
>lace in a hall or spacious room on tbo
[round-floor of the house, where a galicha,
>r carpet is spread. The bride and bride[room
are seated close to each other, on orinmented
chairs, and facing them stand tho
[astoors, or priests, who repeat tho nuptial
leuedictions, fiist in tho Zoud, and thou iu
ho Sanscrit. .
The ceremony concluded, a banquet foljws.?The
ladies aro first served, and when
hey have quitted tho table, it is relaid for
ho gentlemen. Out of respect for the'r
lindoos, tho viands consist of fish, veceta
les, sweetmeats. fruits, preserves, &c. Eut>penn
and native wines are partaken very
eely, and many toasts proposed. As the
carried couple are young, separate accomodation
is seldom alloted: tliev usually live
i '.lie same house with the oilier members
f their parent's family. The prey-headed
atriarc.h looks with pride and pleasure upon
lie groups of children, grnndehildon around
im. Europeans in Bombay have often wites?ed
Sir Jamsctjee Jeejeehhoy driving his
[>aci<>ns oppn carriage along the public road
i the evening with half a dozen little ones
eside him, and many following him in
A Tough Teeth Tale.?A Boston paor
says that a gentleman of Lewiston.Me.,
n awakinir one morninor rp<-pntlv iniasxH 1
om its customary place a handsome Bet
f artificial'teeth, of which ho is the owner,
le had heard of people swallowing their
seth, and it at onco occured to him that
hat misfortune had befallen him. lie
laced his hands upon his throat, and sure
nough, he thought, the teeth were sticking
ist there. Two doctors were summoned,
fcdio enedavored to ex'.ricato the teeth with
orceps, but in vain. It was then proposed
bat an incision should be made in tho throat
'his proposition frighteii<& the unfortunate
entleinan, and he determined before the
peration was preformed, to make his will.
i lawyer was sent for, and the daughter of
he patient was directed to procure ink and
aper. The daughter soon returned, withut
the writing materials, however, but bearig
in her band the set of teeth; which she
ad foundsnugly stowed away in a drawer,
rhere they had been placed by the gentlelan
before retiring. All remembrance of
be fact had been lost in the confusing suposition
that he bad swallowed the teeth.
i sore throat aided materially in the iltuion
that the teeth bad been lodged there.
'How is'it,' said a man to neighbor
hal parson W , the laziest man livig,
writes these interminable lone: ??r
Why," said the other, Mbe probably g?U
> wriliDg nnd is too l?xy to atop.' **.
4Wb?t Utbe matter, Jcilia, yoa Jook as j
irrowful A* A tidk 1 op-dog r
O, dpn'fc perpler roe, that's a de*r! toy
rief > too gr?At for ultarAnee. I've bad
uch an Awful vUidg! ?f ftftoftHy dreAOMid
bat Rom BtoHh *4* wlk drew.* '
"UN8ER VATER. ?
The following incident, toucbingly illustrating
the influence of n pious mother, waft
related by the Rev. J. Miller, in an addrete
before tbe Philadelphia Sabbath Association
"A little German boy, soliciting a Testament,
and being asked if be could read ?ng~
liab, answered, 'Not mooch ; but if you gif
mo one, I learns.' The Missionary replied
"I will give you one, if3*011 will learn the
Lord's prayer so as to repeat it.' Ho said.
Veil, I tries.' Ho received tbe book, and
begin to study the verses marked. Soon *
peculiar expression of interest passing over
his countenance was seen, and he spokeouti
Minister, Minister, 1 knows tem all itt
Dutch ! My mutter learns me tem before
she ties! Being requested to say them, he
hesitated at first, and then, in the molt aol*
emn ami earnest manner, with bandsclaap?d
and eyes closed, he said; 'Unser Vnter in
dem himmel,' &e. The following it a literal
translation of what he said of his mother
to the missionary ;'She talked to me of God,
and of heaven, and of angels. She learned
mu to pray a short prayer every night, and
then she prayed a long one, herself; And the
last thing she said to me before she died on
the big, big sea, as wo came from Germany,
wny, Lewis, my son, be a good boy1; and Op
never furget to pray so that you cao come
and meet me where I nin now going!' They
rfequently met afterwurds, and together conversed
in the Gerinau langnge, of heaven and
that dear mother. It was very grateful to
tho boy's feelings :o do this. Her imprest
whs fixed deeply upon bis young heart;
and it is devoutly hoped that her prayer*
will be answered, and that they will be pre*
mitted finally to meet on Mount Zion abora,
'with songs and everlasting joy upon their
jcdoino from appearances. We haT0
a good voucher for the following item:
Not long since, while Rev. Mr. Mc r
a Presbyterian minister, was in the neighborhood
of Bull's Gap, visiting his friends,
l.o was overtaken one day by au old geqtleman,
who seemed to bo quite inquisitive.?
After riding along some time together, the
My friend, I believe I can guess your
"Perhaps bo," responded Rev. Mac.
' From appearances, I think you'r# H
"You are right," enid Rev., "but how do
you lei I?"
"Sir, by tho tie of your neck-cloth, and
the cut of your coat, together with the fine
horse you ride ; any body can tell that."?
After a while the stranger rode a little la
advance of the Eev^ when the latter, Dot to r
bo outdone by bis companion, exclaimed;
"Sir, I believe I can guess what jou follow
for a living."
"Guess you can't" said the stranger, reining
"Yes, sir, I can; yoa nro a preacher, too ;
a Hard-shell Baptist preacher."
"Really, you surprise me. It is true, but
how do you tell ?"
"Why, sir from appearances, and frontthe
Bign you carry in your pocket," pointing.
to a quart bottle, with a corn-cob stopper,
which was sticking about half way out of
his over coat pocket. '
The Rtrnncfir linH hiiain?oB? JS
0 V UW..IWVUU IU MUUVUVI U|"
rcction, which ho left to attend to immWfi*
One of tub Miseries of HuMitf lilik
?Being beaten in argumeDt,and afterward*
thinking of Borne happy retort or rery
propriato joke, which would bare inmbqfr
your adversary to smitbereenB.
Dean Swift, hearing of a carpenter
ling through the scaffolding of a hooM
which he was engaged in repairing,
remarked that he liked to see a inec^anif'
go through his work promptly. '*<*?
Our "Imp" expresses great unea?in?ft-aqgi
account of the author of the following
and suggests that our Marabal be inatiraeMb
to keep an eye on biro. ;0 ****
"A de?truotive durk |'ll bi, ,,'?* ***
I'll bid pbarewell to erety pha^?,- 1^11
Tben wipe my weeping I, ' r." ?an?
And kut my throte pbrom ?ar toaitf,*
.1. . ^ a ^ . *?
The editor of the New Or]eftBfe!^cfti)g^id&,
in describing the launch of gr^ j^lR^
'She dipped into the wafet a* fWtimWfp
as the Widow Green cooJ$ make ? oonihljfr*
A manager, not partifcaltfrl/
fused an original play, recently., l&tHUtO
grounr^that the lanemaarc was "toft iiilifik
like Shakspeare.' .,4;
That motion is ont of order,' M-tkeSSStifc
man of apolitical meeting satt VmSm!
"w a ruffian r?iae bis arm to