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VOLUME 6?NO. 47. ABBEVILLE C. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 25, 1859. WHOL NUMBER 207
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INCIDENTS OF THB
ST A MEMBER OP THE PALMETTO REGIMENT
March to Fuabla
The morning of the Oth revealed a cluster
bf pine pole cabins, in the midst ofseveral costly
Gothic churches, another contrast between
wealth and extreme poverty, which we find ia
Nothing uncommon in this country. Laat night
^he army sustained a severe loss by tlie demise
Ufa oumber of fine horses and mules, occasionad
by too severe exercise and an abundant use
f cold water. From this place we travelled
mora upon a level, and over an undulut.ing
aountry. The soil is fertile and productive,
but sparsely cultivated, and covered anon with
tateiy pines. The pensive moaning ot the
*riud through their verdant canopies, fell like
grateful accents upon my ears, while the log
aabinaofthe Datives and vegetable gardens
aurrounding them, reminded me of my far distant
home. And hero we passed a large canallada
of Jacka and Jennies laden with produce
for tha Jalapa market. This method of transportation
is almost the only one in use in Mexico.
All manner of goods, boxes, hardware and
groceries are t ransported from the sen coast to
tha interior on the backs of animals. The conductor
and sometimes owner o f thecaravnn ic
aiyied an aerrero. They ore said to be tlie
only strictly honest persona >n Mexico. Tiie
pack saddles have a wide girth fastened to
them, which passes around the hinder pnrts of
the animals to prevent their loads from pitching
forward. They are sometimes handsomely
embroidered with needle work, and having up
on them the name of some town or village?
the atrrtro'i place of residence ; and often eome
rhyming proverb of the master's wandering
We descended but very little from this point,
nd were presented with a view of the tnble
lands of Mexico which were spread " it before
ue like a colored map. As far as lie vision
eonld scan the distance, the plains presented
ft thirsty level, with scnrcety on object to relieve
the eye, save now and then a solitary
steeple. The extensive plantations were enclosed
with hedges of the agave americana. They
had atleast this advantage about them, that
they were frse from the moiotnous look of
our common snake fences. The soil though
fertile had a most barren aspect from the long
continued drought. We observed the laborers
were putting their seeds in theground in view
of the approaching rains now closc at hand.
Still many miles in the distance, the Taint outlines
of the 'c&itle of San Carlo* arose to view
and near its site the little town of Perote, both
f which pointed out our quartern for the night.
At this sight the men began to prick up their
ars, as did the teams Which set up a constant
aeighing at the prospect of food and rest. The
whole colutnn now pressed forward at a rapid
rate-. I knew that they would not hold out for
Perote was fully eight miles distant. Jn this
singular climate, objects that areata great
distance appear quite near- Two miles further
on, I overtook the Brigade completely exhausted
and broken down from their over exertion,
and still Perote appeared no nearer.
Early in the afternoon we brought up at the
filthy town of Perote, where we occupied the
till more filthy barracks of the Mexican soldiers.
the castle is a fortress of gre it strength
surrounded with bastioned entrenchments. It
hasquarters for 2000 troops, with nlAgnzines
and storehouses alloutof danger during a
bombardment. It is supplied with the best
water I ever drank, which is conveyed from
the snow mountains by means of a subterranean
aqueduct. This fortress is noted as having
been the plaoe where the Santa Fe prison"
ere were so long incarcerated, and more recently
the dismal abode of the imprisoner himself?that
is Gen. Santa Anna. In 1845 Gen.
Rincon then in supreme power shut him up
hare, to allow him time for meditation, of which
La had abundant need. Capt. Sam Walker one
of the Texiau prisoners was statioiied here subaequently
with four companies of mounted
riflemen,(jrtoe scoured the whole country for
miles around. The Guerrilla* became as shy of
bun, as they would be of tlie D?I sod I learn
<ed (hat tie lost no opportunity of revenging
himself upon them In retaliation for the crnel
treatment he liad formerly received at thoir
1 * i.
On the 9th of May, Gen Worth took qoiet
possession of Perote, and hisdivinion were in
^darters her? when we arrived. We was unexpectedly
rejoined at this place hy Richard
Watson. and W. Z. Bailey. As 1 have previtfnsly
stated, they were blown oat to s?a, in an
?P4Q boat, before the conquest of Vera Cruz.
Fortunately they were driven on shore, 60miles
fbstfc of tii? above plaee, when they were immediately
seized upon as prisoners of war.?
Jfut having hy some means, mnde their eacape
from perote, where they bad b<eea confined,
?hey succeeded in getting with Gen. Worth's
division, where we found them on nnr arrival,
pailey who was also of Watson's party, wss
for a JutkgAim* retaioed a prisoner, while an
hospital where he stsUa that
be wss kindly (rested and well nursed. He
joined the Recipient after the battle of Churubuteo,
beinf^feleas^d agreeably -to, an article
of th? Arm'iatto. He recovered, and after
moatha of intenaa suffering, be died.- W.
9* Raily after flighting gallaatl. in thai battles
vaHey ftf Maf'wv died a&tha village
ffom tl>a nffa&tt of virnlent ferer
U ,tli^n in attractive
plaea. Ita appaaranca it utterly ftltby. *nd
: tb4*ialufottaate are the piost vagabond looking
g* I The country h o^heaHhy,
SM^ lo da^rt win^ whi^lfl^fP,.U
etfr*b>49? * & doe*. rendering it? *|fi?o?phere
4M?rabl?.. A food many of onr Ra^iraeat
<H^fa1aft ??te hi ?bo Ho4p?iW, -1 of
M . tl
?S*4ftr -i?N|rm,.tha following spring, *od ) coqn*
-Mi'MOO ynma, W thow of oar Armyi who
bet* Th? eflrkrfa aaora
ioal ,U?M ^a ,wor<* of the Ae?y ?d the
wWte^ <wi* aar1
n'-'ir' -'"- ' ? - -- . .
The principal productions of tliis vicinity
are the Agave Americana, commonly known as
the Century Plant?and h species of bean called
Frigotn, which is cultivated in check*, similar
to Indian corn. It constitutes the principal
food of the lower classes, and almost wholly
that of the American Army. A remarkable
feature in the formation of this country, ia
the almost total absence of water courses in
the plains, aud consequent lack of arij' vegetation,
while on the mountains far above them,
we met with impervio? a forests, which are
traversed by numberless streams. In this cli*
mate there are but two seasons, the wet aud
In some sections where streams of water
abound, the farming is carried on by menns of
irrigation. When this is not the cas?*. the crops
Are not planted until the wet season sets in,
which generally occurs about the first or middle
of May ; aud coutiuues until the last of
from the Neu> York Ledger.
BY AN OLD CONTRIBUTOR.
"O?but ho loves me dearly, Aunt Sarah,
and ho will always love me!" cried Addie
Lollard, earnestly and with enthusiasm.
"I know lie loves you sweet Addie," replied
her aunt; and sho spoke seriously,
and with a solemn look. "I know he loves
you, truly and devotedly, and for that very
reason would I have you be careful. And,
moreover, his love is worth cherishing. 1
have known Geotgo Worthen ever since he
was a child, and I know how good, and
generous, and upright he is; and if ever
there chines a coldness betwecu you it will
not be his fault."
"O?don't! Why will you talk eo,
aunt? A coldness come between George
and me! Impossible?"
"Ah, Addie, you" speak now from the
impulsive prompting of love; but, mind
Villi Intro *
J , .W V vaiiuub lung CAISb upon
nothing. Slop?hear me through. I know
how everything in the future looks to you
now. You view it through the rose colored
atmosphere that surrounds you, ar.d all the
plants that spring up in the path seem to
he hearing only roses ; hut, in the time to
come, you may not find so. You may find
roses enough, but, believe me, you will have
to guard them well, and nurture them conlinuallv,
or the sweet blossoms may droop
and die, and leave only thorns to your
"Aunt Sarah, what do you mean ?" exclaimed
tho beautiful girl, seemingly at a
loss to comprehend the drift of her aged
relative's remarks. "One would think, to
near you talk, that I did not love George as
"Not so, Ariilie. I know you love him
with the whole ardour of your generous,
truthful soul, and t knort that he returns
your love. But you have the great hill of
life before you, and that love ought not to
grow dim while you are going up; nor
should it be allowed to fade while you are
walking down upon the other side towards
the evening of your age. Ilave you ever
thought of this, AddieT'
44I have thought that I should love George
always and I know I shall."
"Aye, my child?but the same spirit
which begets the ardent passage now, may
not always keep it alive. When the battle
of life commences in earnest, and the flowers
of fanc-y begin to give place to the less ornamental,
but more useful, growth of stern
farts, then you will find that labor is needed.
and that the joys which now seem fo spontaneoua'ift
promise will need exceeding
oare and cultivation. I haveseen many people
?many a husband and wife?enter upon
life with as much love as you now, feel, and
I have seen that love all fade away in a few
"Ah?but they could not have loved as I
"I don't know about that," said Aunt
Sarah, with a shake of the head. "They
loved as fondly as hearts could tore."
"Then how could they ever cease to love ?n
"Because they loved blindly. They had
not entered upon life with anv fixed ideas
of the duties that were before them. When
clouds come they were not prepared for
them. When the chill blast swept over
them, they knew not how to shut it ont.
Tbe love which had burned so brightly attd
so warmly in the morning of life was not
sufficient. But, Addle, let tne speak more
plainly. Let roe come down to your par*
ticular case, and tell you.. what I can see.
Of course you can understand that in order
to secure a continuance of love, there must
be a continuance of respect and esteem."
"Certainly," Mid Addie.
"And you know that tbe continuance of
these must be based upon a mutual sympathy?that
the b"?hand and wife roust
sympathise with each other in all the leading
?iA# - W
. \fl UtfUTWJ. ' gf,
"And?one thing further; you mu*t w?
th*t the jxurtjr wfeiob U paucved of tb?
rnoflrt adtirt ?nd practical intellect, will
j>?UralJy )*d o(? mkJ that tfee other mftftt
? " '
? . . . . .xir?'.i. .. ..r.K.i
"And now, my child, just compare your
self willi George. lie is a lawyer, and one
of the best in the country. He is a scholar
of the highest rank, with an intellect of rare
power, and an assiduous student. The
great aim of his life is, to take a high and
commanding position in the world of Mind.
Now, if all his energies are bent in that direction,
must not those objects which can
retain his love and esteem approximate to
that standard ?"
"Anil (In VAII moon fn cott flint T mnc?
?V * *
as intellectual as be is, iu order to retain
"No, no, my child. Not by any means.
I mean only lo say, that you must sympathize
with liiin in all his noble undertakings,
and stlive to feel an interest in those sub
jeots which engross bis attention. If you
do this lie will be sure to feel a corresponding
interest in your affairs. But this must
be mutual; and it will be you who will
have to study and labor to keep up. I know
that your education in the learning of the
world has been neglected ; but thanks to
your mother, you have an education ol
heart and soul which is good and pure.
And, when you become George's wife, you
have only to study and labor?study and
labor in love?to keep the flowers of joy
and peace in perpetual bloom. But, mark
>i.:. I..I :II i i
me, .mo muui win uu nerueo ; anu it will
not be labor in vain ; for, if you cultivate,
every upward step of your companion will
be an honor and blessing to yourself."
Addie received the lessons of her aunt
kindly, for she knew that the old lady loved
her, and only sought her good ; but. she
could not be made to see that any future
possibility could arise to cloud the love of
herself and George. "Others may have
become unhappy," she said ; "but 4hey
could not have loved as we love."
Addie became the wife of George Worthen,
and she was so happy that she thought
it almost wicked to think of clouds. But
as time rolled on, and the duties of a
mother were added to her lot, she began to
find that the lamp of love ne&led trimming
sometimes, and that the flame would not
burn without beincr fed. She had been
married fire years wlu-n she received a visit
from Aunt Sarah. The old lady spent
j?ome time with her, and was not long in
discovering the cloud that had arisen?for
a cloud there was.
"Addie," said Aunt Sarah, as the two sat
alone one day, "do you rememl>er a conversation
you and I had before you were married
"We had a good many," returned Mrs.
Worthen, looking up from her work."
"But I mean one which you should particularly
remember at this time."
The j'oung lady bowed her head, and a
perceptible tremor bhook her frame.
"Don't you remember what I told you
then?" the old lady pursued. "And have
Villi nnt fnilllil it nn 1 : i ' 171 !?
j vv .wmiiu iw no i ram J % L UTglVO HI
Aiiilie?for I love von too well not to speak
plainly now. There has* come a coldness
between you and your husband."
"I knew it?I knew you had seen it,"
and then Addie raised her hands to Ler face,
and burst into tears.
Ilor aunt moved to her Bide, and took
her hands away from her tear-wet face, and
held them fast
"How could I help seeing it, my child ?
I saw it when I 6rst entered your house. I
saw that the cloud had come. Addie?
this should not be so."
"But?aunt?-I cannot help it,** the unhap
y wife replied. "George is cold and
reserved, and he spends but little time at
home; and even when ho i? here he iB no
company Por me."
"And liow much company do you make
for him, Addiu f"
"The same as I always did."
"But your hut-band fins been advancing?
be lias been ascending in fame and honor.
How much help have you yielded biro in
"I Lav? loved biro always."
"Aye?and so ha* be loved you?loved
you almost too well Tor his own hnppineM,
if you ennnot give him more joy. Bot I
will corirfc right to the poibt, and show you
where jthe difficulty is. Last evening, when
Oeorge came in, be was all wrought up by
enthusiasm in the great case which he has
now in hand, You know how important
the case is, and bow much depends upon
"I know something about it," replied
"Bat do you not Amlentnnd its merit*!"
"No?I can't that I do."
MIs it possible! Addie, I could not have
believed this bad it been told to roe by another."
"But George baa never tdd TO? anything
about it/* ? w *H*ve
yott ever evinced any wWi to
l^poW1 anything about it! A?i?t?ef nte,
Addio. Have you eter betrayed Jhy real
deaire to understand it I"
don't know that I have, 1, fcave
enough efc*to attend to witboat aaekto
Mi \Mmf> r *.
"Now, Addie," said the old lady, with
startling solemnity, "you have shown the
whole secret of your trouble. Just rei-all
the word you have spoken, and weigh them
well. You cannot bother yourself to feel
an interest in your husband's business ! But
listen. When he came home in last evening
ho was hopeful and happy. He believed
ho had fv Und a new point which
would help him materially in his case.
The book ho wished lo r^fer to happened
lo lie in the house. lie pot it, and, upon
looking lie found the point he sought. It
whs a principle of law, laid down in some
old report, or compendium, and when ho
found it, I saw his face brighten, and his
eye sparkle. He spoke his gladness, and
he looked towards you.?lie wanted a word
of che< r from your lips. But you gave
him not even a smile. You seemed to caro
nothing at all for the success ho had met
with. I did not wonder when I saw the
cloud come upon his brow, nor did I wonder
that he should seek elsewhere the sympathy
which he cannot find at home."
' But ?aunt Sarah?what interest can I
feel in his law questions ? They are all
Greek to me."
"Aye?there it is 1 You ought to make
yourself feel an interest in them by trying
to understand them."
"But how shall I gain that understanding?
lie "xplains nothing to me."
"Are you blind, Addie? Will you not
8ee a thing when it is placed directly before
you ? Tlie very step by which you would
have to seek this understanding would remove
the cloud, and bring your joy all back.
The moment you evince a desire to understand
the different important eases which
your husband has to dispose of, that moment
will he seek your society, nnd devote
himself to the giving of you the information.
You freely own that you have never fell any
interest in those matters, and it was this
that 1 feared ere you became his wife. I
saw very plainly that his would be an intellectual
battle, and I knew that you would
have to follow him with your love and sympathy
if you would retain his warmost regards.
But it is not yet too late, my daar.
You enn Ree the evil, nnd if you will be
guided by mo you in ay bo as happy us ever.
Will you listen!"
Addio was inclined at first to palliate,
and excuse herself, but finally she came to
see tbe truth, and she promised that she
would make tbe trial which her aunt demanded.
George Worthen moved back from*the
tea-table, and when he reached the sitting
room lie took up a book which lie had
brought home, and as lie looked it over he
marked certain passages, and turned down
the corners of the leaves. He looked cold
and severe, and his wife hesitated in her
plan. She feared to try the experiment
then. But something whispered to her
that it she could call him out from such a
state the result would be still more satisfactory.
"George," she said, in a very low tone,
but called up a pleasant look as she spoke,
?"what are you marking all over tbatbook
"They are only pencil-marks, and will
be ensily erased, if I wish," be answered,
without looking up.
A shadow flitted- across Addie's face,
and for the moment she felt like giving up;
but she had made up her mind to have a
fair trial, and she pefsevered.
"But what are you making them for ?"
"I am hunting up points of law a# given
in the decisions and charges of various
"Are von going to use them t"
Should she try again 1 Yea?once more.
Are they points that will be of use to
you in this case of the corporation and the
land owners on the river ?"
"Yes, love," answered the lawyer, speaking
more considerately than before, and
looking up from his book.
The change in her husband's look and
lone gave lior cournge.
'George," she proieeJed, MI ana sadly
ignorant upon these law questions, and
perhaps I am needlessly so. I know I
ought to be able at^lenst to understand
your labors, if I cannot asisst you with my
advioe. I wish you would teaoh me."
"Teach you J" dried George, with a
brightening eye. HYou don't know what
joy it would give roe."
"Then why not commence now! Will
you explain to me the nature of this cafe
you have in hand!"
George shut up bis book, and moved
hon'pi ivun wi(oi??hj*j. xib ioiu uer mat
the euit *u brought by Ibe owners of land
upon the rivfir to recover heavy damages
which they alleged bad been sustained ip
consequence of an alteration In- the dan of
the manufacturing company, After b9 had
stated the case as plainly m he ootlld, be
explained to ber.tbe different poiqUof evidence
Which bore upon it, and thedtfie?8kppii)M
fid grtfw really M
something novel and curious in tho subtle
bearings of facts when she understood them,
and it was really entertaining to follow
them out in their relations to law and reason.
At length she began to a^k questions
?and sho asked for information, too ; for
beneath the influence of her husband's zeal
nnd ingenuity of opening tlie case sho had
caught the spark, nnd beoomo zealous also.
And so the evening passed a way; and
it was tho happiest Adilie had spent for
a long while. She saw where the cloud |
had come from, and she snw linw if
he banished ; and, moreover, she resolved
that it should be bani?bed henceforth and
"IIow goes your case, George?" she asked,
on the following evening. "Dave you
gainpd any further assurance ?"
"I have all I want, love. I am eure of
carrying the day."
"O?I hope you will!"
"That hope is worth an extra fee," the
husband cried, putting lm arm about his
wife's neck, and kissing her. ''Give mo
your smile of cheer, sweet Addie, and I'll
go on without f?>ar."
And he hail had it ever after that. From
that time Addie strove to feel an interest in
his business, and she was surprised to find
how easily slic could comprehend things
which naa nereioiore appeared so enigmatical
to her. lli-r husband now sought her
society more and more; lie gave her nil his
confidence ; he revealed lier all his hopes
and fears ; lie stated to lier nil the points he
meant to establish in tlio eases he had entered
on liis docket, nnd in time she was
able not only to give liim her sympathy
and cheer. hut she could frequently give
him words of counsel that were of value.
And were her own affairs forgotten during
all this time ? By no means. The
more interest she manifested in her husband's
affairs, the more earnest was he to
help her on in her*. She had labored some
to attain the perfect joy she sought, but
that very labor had become a source of joy
in itself, as all labors must become which
are of love and duty.
Life of a Newspaper Editor in* California.?
Hi- rises at 10 o'clock in tlie niornsng
; dresses himself, ukes his liHt, already
pierced with three or four bullets, and
goes to h restaurant to get his breakfast.
After breakfast, he returns to his office to
read the morning papers, lie find that he
is ?:alle<l a wretch in one, in another, a liar,
and in a third, a villain. lie smiles at the
thought of having something to do, and signs
iiis name to three challenges, which lie always
carries ahout him, to bo ready for emergencies.
These he despatches and sits
down to write an article, when ho is suddenly
interrupted bv sums interloper, whom at
last he is compelled to ' throw out of the
At noon, he learn that his challenges have
been accepted for the next day. At three
o'clock, he goes to fight a duel which had
been arranged the day In-fore, kills bis man
and returns to dinner. On his way from
dinner, he gels mixed up with a riot, and
yi;ia MHiiv uruises anu wounu*. v? tien lie
reaches-his sanctum, lie Buds ail infernal
machine on his table. Without manifesting
the slightest surprise, he throws it out of
the wimlow. lie llicn writes a leader on
moral reform?this done, he goes to the
theatre. On his way lack he is atta ked by
three men; he kills two, and takes the
third to the nearest etution house. When
returning to his olfice, at three o'clock at
night, he beats a man who tries to rob him ;
kills a dog with a stone; is almost run over
by a hackney coach, and on the thrfeshold
or his door rccievea two more bullets in his
hat; then congratulates himself on having
passed a quiet day ; write? till two o'clock
in the morning; retires to bed, nnd sleeps
"I never complained of my condition,"
says the Persian poet Sadi,' but once when
IflV friAl UTAra Kar/i on/1 T lio<l nn mnnao ?a
buy shoes ; but I met n man without feet,
and was couteuted witli my lot.
Florida Turtles.?We hare already noticed
the fact that a tirm at Key West. FlaM is largely
engaged in catching turtle off that coast, employing
not less than ten vessels and fifty men
in the business,'?the turtle being prepared at
au establishment on shore for transportation
to various markets in hermetically sealed cans.
Two hundred thousand pounds of this article
was manufactured last year, and there is a prospect
that the business will be largely increased.
An agency has been opened in this city. foMhe
supply of hotels, families, shipping, Ac., also
for filling orders for foreign markets. We understand
that some of our largest public houses
re already using from 100 to 200 pounds per
week. Turtle in this form ia preferred to that
sent In the usual maimer, as lexa expensive and
of better quality. A large proportion sent on
shipboard ordinarily dieoo the passage, or are
received in a sickly condition.
Proverbs and cross Proverbs.?Proverb?\1?
tliHt runs fastest gains most ground.
Cross.?Not so ; for then footmen would
posse** more land tlixn their mHBters.?
Proverb.?He runs far that never' turns.
_Cro?.?Not so ; be inny break his neck
in a short course.?Proverb.?No man can
I call again yesterday.? Cross.?Yes, he may
call till his heart aches, though it never
<i| ' j
Trb retort Episcopal.?The Bishop
of Oxford met a yotfng curate, wfceri cora-^
ing, anticipalure of rebuke, to express .Up
sorrow for so raneb fox-hunting,* pmctioe
which he bad beard bis louUhip object to,
utyy ^Wt 'sv.'
nariiti^MtMii iii 11111 --- - -
Th? Duty of Owning Books.?By Henry
Wo form judgments of men from little
tilings about their house, of wliicli the owner,
perhaps, never thinks. 111 earlier years,
wheu travelling iu the West, wlieje taverns
wero either scarce or iu some places unknown,
and every settler's house was ? house
of " entertaiuineut," it wus a matter of some
importance and some experience to Delect
wisely where you would put up. And we
always looked for (lowers. If there were no
trees for no Iiuli'li of flouim-K ill tliu
yard, wo were suspicious of the place. But
no mutter how rude the cabin, or rough the
surrounding, if we saw that the window
hehl a little trough for flowers, und that.
Borne vines twined about strings let down
frotn the eaves, wo were confident that there
was somo taste and carefulness in the log
cabin. In a new country, where people
have to tug for n living, no one will take j
the trouble to rear flowers, unless the love
of them is pretty strong?and this taste
blossoming out of plain and uncultivated
people is, itself, like a clump of hare belts
growing out of tlio seams- of a rock. We
were seldom misled. A patch of flowers
came to signify kind people, clean beds and
But other signs are more significant in
other states of society. Flowers about a
rich man's house may signify only that he
hrts a good gardener, or that he has refined
neighbors, and does what he sees them do.
But men are not accustomed to buy
books unless they want them. If, on visiting
tiie dwelling of a man of slender means,
I dud the reason why he has cheap carpels,
and very plain furniture, to be that he may
purchase books, be/iseB at once in my esteem.
Books are not made for furniture,
but there is nothing else that so beautifully
furnishes a house. The plainest row of
books that clpth or paper ever covered is
inoie significant of refinement than the most
elaborately-carved etagcrc or sideboard.
Give mo a houso furnished with books
rather than furniture ? Both, if you can,
but books at any rate ! To spend several
days in a friend's house, and hunger for
something to read, while you are treading
on costly carpets, and silting upon luxurious
chairs, and sleeping on down, is as if
one was baibing your body for ibe sake of
cheating your mind.
Is it not pitiable to sea a man growing
rich, and beginning to augment the comforts
of home, and lavishing money upon
ostentatious upholstery, upon the table, upon
everything but what the soul needs I
We know of many and many n rich
man's house where it would not be safe to
ask for the commonest of English classic.".
A few galish annuals on the table, a few
pictoriid monstrosities, together with the
stock religious works of his "persuasion
and that is all. No range of poelfl; no es
sayists, no selection of bistdi'ians, no travels
or biographies?no select fictions or curious
legendary lore ; but then the walls
have paper on that cost three dollars n roll,
and the floors have carpets, vVhlch cost four
dollars a yard ! Books are the windows
llirougn which tile soul looks out. A house
without books i9 like a room without windows.
No man lias a right to bring up his
children without surrounding them with
books, if ho has the means to buy them. Ft
is a wrong to his family. He cheats thein !
Children learn to read by being in the presence
of books. The love of knowledge
comes with reading, and grows upon it.
And the love of knowledge, in a young
mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior
excitement of passions and vices.
Let us pity those poor rich men-who live
barrenly in great bookless houses 1 Let us
congratulate the poor that, in our day?
uuuhs ?re su uncnp mat h vuhii limy ruitvi
and add every year a hundred volumes lo
his library for tbe price of what his tobacco
and bear would cost him. Among tbe
earliest ambitions to be excitcd in clerks,
journeymen, workmen, and, indeed, among
all that are struggling up in life from nothing
to something, is that of owning, and
constantly adding to a library of good
books. A little library growing larger
every year, is an honorable part of a young
man's history. It is a man's duty to have
books. A library is not a luxury, but one
of the necessities of life.?JV. Y. Ledger.
Two passengers were conversing in a
railway carriage. Said one to the other,
"Do you know the 'Barber of Seville V "?
"No" replied tbe latter, **1" jtlwayt shave
myself." ? '
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Although the word "ovalion" teems derived
from the Latin ovum, an egg,. *6 hardly
suppose that a mob which pelt* a poof fellow
with eggs can properly be said to gWs
him an ovation. .. . . .
"What has b6en your busing \n said a
jq4ge to a prisoner at the bar. "Wbj, yoyr
honor, I used to be a dentist?nowj^rpa
pugilist v tbeq I pat teeth tn^ooW 1 fcneek
'em out.'* .1" Ji? ?iin
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Koasuth at the Fresant Day.
It is seven years since Kossuth left the
United Slates, but lie looks twenty years
older now than he did tlien. Ilis flowing
ing beard; then jet black, is now plentifully
sprinkled with gray, lie bHs grown
very bald, and coueeala his baldness by
combing his hair over the top of his head.
Ilia face is marked with deep wrinkles, and
the impress of care, and grief, and hopes
long deferred, is deeply stamped Upon hia
features. But his smile is as sweet, his
voice is as deep and melodious, and the
light of his dark eye is as soft and as tender,
as in the days when they so won the
heats of our people, nnd made the soul of
tliis nation vibrate like the strings of tbo
lute to the touch of genious and of skill.
For (lie last few years Kossuth has held
himself aloof from public affairs. This is
the result partly of his pecuniary necessities,
and partly becnu?o be saw no way in
which he could contribute to the advancement
of liberty in bis nstive land. Ever
since bis exile he bus been in straitened circumstances.
With every opportunity to
amass enormous wealth, no man has ever
accused him of misusing n single dollar of
the public money, or of using bis public position
for his private emolument. After bis
banishment from Hungary, his wife rescued
some ?20,000, which was her private
property, from confiscation. A large portion
of ibis was invested in railroad stock
during his sojourn in the United States,
fllhl Iiiiq hoott nftorltr Inal
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The question has been often asked, what
became of the $100,000 collected by Kossuth
in tliis country ??and the question
implies a distrust of bis honesty and good
faith in its appropriation. Nothing could
be more unjust. Every dollar of it wa9 used
for the furtherence of the political objects
which it was contributed to aid. At that
time Kossuth believed tbo people of Hungary
ready to seize upon the first provocation
to renew tbeir rebellion, and be accordingly
devoted all his energies to maintaining
the organization und discipline of
the revolutionary parly there, be sent agent
after agent on this perilous and expensive
service; two or three of them were detec
Usd and executed, and the vigilance of the
Austrian government rendered his efforts
abortive. But not ono dollar of this money
was devoted to his private use. He supported
his family upon the little residue rescued
from the ruin of his wife's fortune,
eked out by his personal labors. For a
time, he wrote for the London Atlas and
New York Times, and discontinued l}>is
only for the more lucrative field of publio
lectures, in whioh he has been very successful.
In Scotland, especially, he hn?
every summer more invitations than he can
accept for the coming season, and his dia*
courses are alwavs listened to bv preat
crowds of people wilb the moat cnger
Wlien I 8ftw him last full, Kossuth talked
with tlie deepest interest of American
affairs, and of his visit to (he United States,
He spoke freely of the errors into which he
had been bottaycd b? his ignorance of our
affairs, and by the advice of interested
friends ; but be cherishes the profoundesfc
admiration for the country and its institutions,
and its brightest hopes of its future
career.?New York Ledger
The young lady who burst into tears bas
been put together again, and is now wearing
hoops to prevent a recurrence of the acciiicnt.
On a recent rainy day a wag was beard
lo exclaim ; "Well my jtmbrella is a regu?
lar Catholic!" bIIow so?" "Because it ?!
ways keeps lent!"
Some one, commending Philip of Macedon
for drinking freely?"That," said De*
mosthenes, Mi* a good quality of sponge,
but not in a king."
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A roasted onion, bound on the wrist, over
the pulse, will * relieve the most inveterate
toothache in a few moments. The remedy
is simple and is worth trying.
4I sav, pat, what are you about?sweeping
out the room ?' 'No,' answers Pat. *1
am nweepin? out the dirt, aud leaving th* t
True Friendship.?4I declare,' osid
Brown to Robinson, 'I never knew a flatter
companion than yourself.*?'All, my friend,' *
said Robinson, 'all tbe world know*, you
Perfume of the mfttletoe.?Has It
any perfume? Why, certainly, tbq moat
insinuating, penetrating, aggravating of ajl
perfumes! What, then, is it I Why,'the
perfume, ro popular amongst young ladtfea,
wiled' Kifes-nJe-Qoick.*' , V.vyr
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a oread awu uuitsu
Beware bow you attempt to butter, yoqr
bread on both side*,- feat it ahould haply
'?]ip'through your fingers altogether l-./r
u Faou our Wild Conthidctor.?V?}jy
.doeamman begin to reform when he adopta
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