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BY W. A. LEE AND HUGH WILSON. ABBEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1859. VOLUME VII.?NO. 3.
"WRITTEN FOR TIIK INDEPENDENT l'llKSS.
ttf MEMORY OF MY BROTHER'S DEATH.
Dear Bister, o?k me now no more,
Why day by day I wish to stray.
To where those heavenly nngela bore
Your husband dear, away;
1 know tlifit free from guilt and pain
lie Bleeps beneath the clay,
But we will see him yet again,
More* benutilul than ever.
t know, the spirits pure and mild
Thai Bi'eii with angel faces,
To holier, happier places,
Aud tin.'}' my brother bnek have taken j
Up to the uolileti heuren,
But we will sec liim once again
More beautiful tliau ever.
We will not see him as of old,
A weakly human creature.
But gifud with a crown of gold,
A high, angelic nature;
And will you give way to tears
When brother's gone to heaven,
And we will see him once again,
More beautiful thun ever.
7V>nt'i lliKfiliviili><i nil outward tiefl.
" B ~ ' *
Diwsevers not heart linked to heart,
lie does but guard love's sacred prize
From cai'tlily changc to change npart,
So deem not, when tlic turf is spread
O'er one long-prized and justly dear,
" The bloom of love and friendship's fled,
The loved below, and blest above.
A little word in kindness spoken,
A motion or a tear,
lias often healed the henrt that's broken,
And made a friend sincere.
A word, a look, has crushed the earth
full many a budding flower,
Whicli, lin<l a stnile but owned its birth,
Would bless life's darkest hour.
Then deem it not an idle thing
A pleasent word to speak ;
The face you wear, the thoughts you bring,
A lie-art may heal or break.
WMTTKN FOH TI1K INDKl'EXUKST I'RKSS.
THE FADED DAGTJERREOT Y PE.
I?V WILLIE LICI!'i II K A HT.
1 IJOIU WILIIIII 1113- IIUTHI II IILllC
And in Unit ease there id a miniature,
And tliat same miniature reveals, in part,
Tliu form anif features of the one I love.
'flie hand of Time
Hath blurred and faded it;
The wring of Age
llath touehed and shaded it;
But here it i3 to night,
Dearer than diamonds bright!
More precious than the dreums that come to
K'en though the dream be all of lieav'n anJ
Folks call me sentimental and romantic,
oear reader, because I write versos about
curls, tiny Miens, anu wunereu nowers; or,
perhaps, because i have written over a hundred
columns of stories for several newspa
pers. Perhaps you will come to a liki
conclusion regarding me, after you havt
perused the present article; but should 1
ever have the pleasure of forming your ac
quaintance, j'ou will find me quits a matte
of fact kind of man.
Well, I am snugly quartered in m;
is no "fire burning on the hearth"?Mra
Weazle's letter is before me?I atn feelinj
as cozy as an old bachelor of forty fiv
could possibly feel. Miud, I did'nt saj
that I am forty 6ve!
I have a Daguerreotype before me?wlu
the Photographers call a ninth size. Tli
gentLman who took the picture knew i
much about tlie beautiful art as I do aboi
the man that lives in the moon. If I cou
*?et hold of him?not the man in the mot
?I could spend a half hour in squeezii
bis nos? in a blacksmith's vice with iufini
Perhaps I should not say this ; for po
S. lias been very unfortunate, and the ch
ling winter winds of adversity have whistl
through his poor 6orrow-smitten heart i
many a long summerless year. And y
dnnr renApr St tlnpv eoom Inn had ihnt.
hould have taken advantage of tbe imir
tured taste of ft simple girl, and made I
beViexre, that the miniature before me na!
likeuesc of her sweet face ! Perhaps I i
hypercritical in these matters; but tbe fi
Is, that nobody ever admitted that a swe
ftiaart'a nintnrA Don ft fynnrl n
the only reason for this in the fact, that li
lias taken &o lovely a thing in our hea
that we cannot appreciate any other j
duction. Is this /act, or mere tenlimti
Love makes eyes from 6tars; colors
cheek with roses. Its model form is t
of an angel, and its entire conception
poetical, exquisite and heavenly !
T.ilro a <1r*>ain of noetrv which m?v no
"Written or told?exceeding beautiful!"
Did you ever turn your eyes inward,
gaze upon the miniature of a loved oneco
encasad 1n your heart? Was there <
a blemish upon tbe sweet face that loo
up from amid your heart-throbs ??eve;
eye, a mouth, a cheek, too darkly *ha.i
Ab ! tbe human heart!?what is it b
' picture gallery of tbe past!?pictures w!
fade not, nor grow old and defaoed!
tttrtsvr-aony sosnea?pictures of I
forms and familiar faces, over which
wftnn heart's blood flows, developing
beatitie*, and roakiDgtbem|>eunan*Bt>l
immutable, and eternal! Let me describe J
tlie picture which lies upon my desk; or
rather let mo describe the dear girl, whose .
sweet faco this faded Daguerreotype but
ller eyes are "deeply, darkly, beautifully
blue;" her face is round and full, and with
but little color; lior nose inclines to the,
Grecian order, her mouth is small, and
gives to her whole countenance an expression
of calm, uncompromising dignity ; her
i . . T .. i
iwiir?i never saw anyimn^ nan t>u ui-iuur
fill?is dark brown, ami falls upon her
shoulders in luxuriant curls. Her forehead
is very fair and high ; her lips red as coral ;
her teeth white as polished ivorv, atid her
chin beautifully rounded. When silent,
the expression of 2r countonanco is one of
mingled pride and sadness; but when in
conversation with any one in whom she
confides, she becomes fascinating, bewitching,
and irrisistibly attractive and lovely.
Oh ! what a beautiful daguerreotype she
might have made, had the would be artist
understood tlie effect of light and shade, or
studied the importance of position !
The light, in the picture before me, falls,
I in a glare, directly upon the head, brow and
[ tip of the nose; the soft blue eye, which re
j quires a subdued light is not only out of focus
I but altogether enveloped in a confused, misty
cloud ; destroying the whole effect of the
picture. The pretty little mouth reminds
me of a badly made button hole; the nose
j looks like a cigar stump; and the delicately
; curved neck is as black as the ace of spades,
j The picture was never properly washed,
1 and not gilded at all. Do you wonder
' that I feel vexed with the man who commit
' ted such a sacrilege ! I wist not.
| Nevertheless, I love lo look upon thi:
dear little picture, because she sat for it?
j she gave it to me!
I But it is fading day by day, and no ar
! of man can arrest the progress of decay
' Can I not obtain another, and a more per
| feet picture? But would it really be a re
j presentation of the same affectionate girl
j who was "the star light of my boyhood ?
j Would it not be the pert hoarding schoc
i belle ??the accomplished drawing-rooii
Miss??whole mind has been educated am
polished at the expense of the heart ?
Who shall ho the judge? Who sha
say that time inay not have wrougli
changes in her tastes, sentiments, and ideas
i Who can state positively that new face
I new associations and scenes has not tor
ilie record of tlie past from lier heart
. Does she ever think of Willie's love now
Does she feel any heart longings for a ri
newal of rambles in the wildwood, the pre
scd hand, the eloquent glance of quiet lov
the stolen kiss the broken language of put
. affection ? I wist not.
% What then would I care for a lew pi
[ No, no; this faded likeness recalls tl
. happy past?brings to view every rainbo*
r ' star and flower that gave its beauty lig!
and fragrance to the young heart. It min
y me of those winterless years of the long an
2 when there caruo no sunset, no cloud, I
i. midnight hours.
t I thank God for the memories of the p:
e ?am regardless of the experience of the pn
rt ent, and look fearlessly and unconcern
far out into the misty future.
I always keep this faded daguerreoty
ie in my vest pocket, and, somehow or otl*'
i I have got into tne uauit 01 Keeping r
thumb in that precious little pocket eve
U time I take a walk. If I wish to ofFe
)tl friend a cigar, ten chances to one tha
,g hand him the daguerreotype instead of i
te cigar-case; if I want to drop n piece
money into the palm of the beggar's ha
or I almost aways have to apologize for dr
il- ping the picture instead of the coin,
ed have more than once caught myself bit
for at the little morocco case, instead of
et, tobacco ; and last night I mistook it foi
he inkstand. Ah! folks call such things
>a- these "absence of mind but it is sim
jer the concentration of mind and heart u
; a & single object.
inj About a year ago, I was made acqua
act ed with one of the loveliest maidens, th
et- ever know. She was only seventeen ;
nd liantly accomplished, and very weal
ove We became quite intimate, and were.c
rts, together; We loved?there is no dc
)ro- about that?and I feel well persuaded,
ntf I might have married her, had it not I
the the faded daguerreotype. Site saw
hat and was very curious to know whose
l j8 ness it was; and I replied, that "she w
this little miniature represents is dearer t
t be than the love of life."
From that hour she avoided my soc
and I have never seen her since. A fi
tells one, that she married, Thank Go
>ve* it! say I, with all ray heart.
?ked And in my "little attio room" to night
r an I I am Bitting sad and weary,
!?yjf I With no human being near ma,
ut ft Feeling desolate and dreary-*
hich All alone I
And suoh thoughts are eTer leaping
*10' Frotn the beart so wildly beating,
rairy Thatl oanpot keep from weeping?,
the AU alone 1
new The author of *>Tbo Old Plantatio
ixfd? ad ioUresting novel just U*u?J fronc
press?made use of this language, in rej?lv !
to one of mv letters, written last May. "I
know, that I can very fully enter into your
j feelings. 1 know not what your experience
may be, but mino is, that the suflerings
peculiar to enthusiastic spirits originates in
j the being not only idol builders, but idol '
II. is exactly right!?as soon as stern
I fact break my idols I set about building
j others, as much like the ones destroyed as
, possible. Even when tho charr.:, which
i 11151 ori tint ion I lirnn<?s around the obiect of
= = ....
| worship, lias been dispelled?the gdding
I worn oil* by (he changes ami frictions of
| time? I "still cling to the objects, as moni
ninciital mementoes of what I dreamed they
Docs anybody suppose, that Willie loves
the faded daguerreotype less, because he
j knows, that the original can never be his?
j Verily, dear reader, although I can never
love another with the kind of love I bear to
dear , believe nu*, I would not willingly
look upon her again for all there is in life,
l'ride forbids it, independence and mnn!
linens forbids it, and tells me, that ours
, could not be a happy union.
Do not run away with the idea, that she
' refused my suit; for I know just enough ol
: human nature to render any sueh thing
I unlikely to take place. I will never allow
; ! a woman power enough to blast a heart
i hone of mine?no indeed. I shrill never
: put tlio question : " Will you be my wife!"
j until 1 have read her inmost heart, and
: know that "IV will be the response.
' Ah, me! how I do love tlie faded picture!
and how much less would I care for it,"were
| it sharp, definite and clear ! Faded !?st
i has a little llower, which slie gavo me; sc
- 1 have the hopes which were born amid the
; fragrance of that flower; so has my confi
t j dunce in man?the bright and beautifu
. j futuie?all have faded! The throbbinj.
- ! and wildly beating heart has thrown out it:
- tendrils around that which it conceived t<
I, ! be capable of support?but it has fallen
j and the vine is but a creeping thing afte
p| j all, instead of climbing tip amid the sun
11 ! light, and clinging to that which is highcsl
' A Boston lady who had a somewhn
U : Bacchanalian spouse, resolved to frighte
liitn into She therefore ennrjir
11 i 1 7 ? =
, ; etl a watcliman for a stipulated reward t
! carry "Philander" to the watch-housi
1 while yet in a state of insensibility, and t
? i frighten him a litile when he recovered
, ; In consequence of this arrangement ho wa
l woke up about 11 o'clock, and found hin
self on his elbo\v lie looked around unt
eyes rested on a man sitting by a sto>
and smoking a cigar. "Whero am I
asked Philander. "In a medical college
said the cigar smoker. "What a doit
"Going to be cut up!" ''Cut. i
?how comes that?" "Why, yon di<
v yesterday, while drunk, and wo hat
j brought your body here to make an ami
, ! oinv !" "It's a lie ?I ain't de:id !" "J
matter, wo Iiavc bought vour carcass an
how from your wife, who had a rignt to s
it, for it's all the good she could ever ma
out of you. If you're not dead it's no fai
of the doctors, and they'll out you up, dei
or alive!" "You will do it, eh ?" asked t
old sot. "To be suro we will?now?it
mediately," was the resoluto answer. "Wi
look o'here, can't you let us have somethi
to drink before you begin?"
nv J _ -
try Probability of Marrying.?A ta'
r a inserted in a paper in the Assurance Ma;
t I zine, exhibits results of a rather startl
my character. In the first two quinquenr
i of periods, 20-25 and 25-30, the probabi!
nd, of a widower marrying in a year is th
op- times as great as that of a bachelor: at
I it is nearly four times as great; from 30
ing 45 it is five times as great; and it increa
my until at CO the chance of a widower ma
an ing in a year is 14 times as great as thn
as a bachelor. It is curious to remark, fi
iply this table, how confirmed either class
poo comes in its condition of life?how 1!
likely, after a few years, is a bachelo
lint- break through his settled habits and solil
lat I condition; And, on the other hand, 1
bril- readily in proportion does a husband <
thy. tract a second marringo who has been
>ften prived prematurely of his first partner.
>ubt ter the ago of 30, the probability of a b
that elor marrying in a year diminishes
>een mn*t rtiniH ratio. Thn nrobabflitv a
7 it, is not much more than half that at 30,
like- nearly the same porportion exists beti
horn each quinquennial period afterwards.
0 me The Dollar Mark $.?Writers do
agree as to the derivation of this sign tc
;,cty? resent dollars. Some say that it comes
riend the letteis U. S. which after the Jtcfo]
d for of the Federal Constitution, were^refix
the Federal currency, and which>Hfterv
in the hurry of writing were ran into
another, the U. being made first And
S. over it. Others say that it was de
from the contraction of the Spanish '
pesos, dollars; others from the Spi
futrtes, hard, to distinguish silver from
per money. The more probable exp
tion is, tbatat is a modification of the
ure 8, and denotes, a piece of eight
or, as the dollar was formerly call
??piece qf eight. It then desigua*
1 tb? tie figure*,, 3 8. ' At
THIS "WIFIS'S EXPKHLMENT.
lMa, why don't you over dress up asked
little Nellie Thornton, as her mother j
finished brushing tho-child's hair, and tying
her clean apron. There wr.s a momentary
: surprise on Mrs. Thornton's face ; but she j
| answered, carelessly, 'Oh, no one cares how 1
| I look.'
'Don't Pa love to sec you look pretty V |
| persisted the child. The mother did not !
j reply, hut involuntarily she glanced at her '
slovenly attire, the faded and worn calico '
! . j
i dress and dingy apron, both bearing wit- ,
i ness to an intimate acquaintance with the !
| dish-pan and stove?the slip-shod shoes,
j and soiled stockings?and she could not
help remembering liuw she had that moming
appeared with uncombed hair, and propared
her husband's breakfast before he
| left home for the neighboring market-town.
j -."-*11 re enough . mused sue, How l tlo look
I And then Memory pointed back a few years
| lo a neatly and tastefully-dressed maiden,
; sometimes busy in lier father's house, again
; mingling with her young companions but
j never untidy in t.cr appearance, always
fresh and blooming; and this she knew, full
! well, was a picture of herself, when Charles
' Thornton first won her young heart. Such
j was the bride he had taken to his pleasant
I home,?how had mature life fulfilled the
j prophecy of youth '
Sho was still comely in features, graceful
j in form, but few would call her a handsome
! or an accomplished woman; for, alas! all
i other characteristic were over-shadowed by
t this repulsive trait. Yet she loved to see
" : others neat, ami her house and children did
' not seem to belong to her, so well kept and
1 i : i.. .1:1 .t _i - i i- a _ _ >
nujr viivi tuirv iuuk. u iiuumj'
keeper she excelled, and lier husband was
; long in acknowledging to himself the un
^ ' welcome fact that ho had married an in
; corrigible sloven.
When, like too many other young wives
j she began to grow negligent in regard t<
j her dress, lie readilv excused her in his owi
' : mind, and thought, 'she is not well,' or, 'shi
j has so much to doand perceiving n<
| abatement in his kind attentions, she nutiir
' j ally concluded he was perfectly satisfied
lL j As her family cares increased, and she wen
n ' less into coin nan v, she went less into com
r- ! pany, she went less into company, she be
o i eaine still more careless of her personal ap
! pearancc, and contented herself with sei
o | ing that nothing was lacking which conl
1. ! contribute to the comfort of her husban
is I and children, never supposing that so trivi:
l- | a matter as her own apparel could possibl
il ; affect their happiness. All this chain i
, 0 | circumstances hitherto unthought of passe
?" before her, as the little prattler at her sic
," j repeated the query,?'Don't Pa love to s<
ig J you look pretty ?'
ip | 'Yes, my child,' she answered, and h
,-d > resolve was taken,?she would try an e
,-e ! periment, and prove whether Mr. Thor
it- | ton were reall)T indifferent on the subje<
so or not. Giving Nellie a picture-book wi
y- which to amuse herself, slio went to h
ell own room, mentally exclaiming, "at ai
ko rate, I'll never put on this rig again?n
jit even washing-dny." She proceeded to 1
fid clothes-press and removed 0110 dr<
he after another,?some were ragged, otlu
n- faded, all ontofstyle, and some unfit to w<
ill, ?at length she found one which had lo
ng ago been laid aside, as "too light to w<
about the house." It was a nice Freti
' print, rose colored and white, and she
mombcred it had once been afavorite with 1
husband. The old adage, "fashions wh
I"? come around in seven years," seemed t
.. in this case; for the dress was made in
then prevailing style,
gg "This is just the thing," she thou^
^ and sho hastened to perform her toi
ses j say,nS 10 "erseit, "l must alter my ?
rr| gingl>am to wear mornings, and get it
i ready before Charles comes horae."
i Then sho released her long, dark 1
rom I , . . . &
from its imprisonment in a most ungri
ful twist, and carefully brushing its
r to S'ORI*y waves, she plaited it in the br
braids which Charles used bo much
how ac*m're <l?ys of her girlhood.
The unwonted task brought ba?-k m
son- . b
(jo reminiscences of these long vanished y<
and tears glistened in her eyes as
rcji thought of the many changes Time
in a wrou8',t 'D Lbose loved, but she
t gg mured, "What hath sadness like the chi
anj that in ourselves we find f" In that I
veen s^e rea''ze('? ^ow an apparently trivial I
had gained the mastery over her, and
perceptibly had placed a barrier beti
? -? ? i? . i ?.i nr?
not tier nnaiue one euo lkjsi iuvbu. nut
*eP' never cbided her,?never apparently nol
. . Iter altered appearance,?but she well 1
^ to be no longer urged her going into so
rards nor did be seem to care about receiving
~one friends at bis own bouse, altbougb he v
.social man, and had once felt proud toi
duce bis young wife to bis large qiro
i pa- . Now, they seldom went out log
ilana-. excepting to church, and even dressing
' that was generally too much of an
^ for Mi?. Thornton,?she would stay at I
W'by "to keep house," after preparing her
uj, ooea-io tMMpfnjtheir father, an
neighbors soon ceased expecting to meet
lier at public worship or in their social gatherings?and
so, one by one. they neglected
to call on her until but very few of the
number continued to exchange civilities
willi her. She had wondered at this, had
felt mortified and pained heretofore ; now
she clearly saw that it was her own fault,
the veil was removed from her eyes, ami
the mistake of her life was revealed in its
true enormity. Sincerely did she repent of
lier past error,calmly and seriously resolved
on future and immediate amendment.
Meanwhile her hands were not idle, and
at length the metamorphosis was complete.
, The bright pink drapery hung gracefully
j about her form, imparting an unusual bril!
liancv to her complexion,?her best wrought
1 collar was fastened with a costly brooch,
j her husband's wedding gift, which liad not
j seen the light fur many a day. Glancing
! once more at her mirror, to be certain her
j toile?. needed nomoro finishing touches,
| she took her sewing, and returned to the
! sitting room.
j Little Nellie had wearied of her picturc
j book, and was now playing with the kitten
! As Mrs. Thornton entered she chipped hei
hands in childish delight, exclaiming, "Oh
! Ma, how pretty?pretty 1" and running U
i her, kis?cd her again and again, then drew
j her little chair close to her side, am
I eagerly watched her as she plied her needli
repairing the gingham dress.
I Just before it wrs completed, Nellie'
, brothers came from school, and pausing a
i the half-opened door, Willie whispered t<
| Charlie, '*1 guess we've got company, fo
| mother is all dressed up." It was will
| mingled emotions of pleasure and pain tha
Mrs. Thornton observed lier children wer
unusually docile and obedient, hastening t
| perform their accustomed duties withoi
being even reminded of them. Childre
are natural and unaffected lovers of tli
' I beautiful, and their intuitive preceptioi
5 | will not often sudor from comparison wit
i the opinions of mature worldly wisdom.
" | was with a new feeling of admiration lit
J j tliese children now look upon their mothe
* j and seemed to consider it a privilege to <
I something for her. It was, "let mo get tl
j kindlings,'?"1 will make the fire,"?ai
j "may I till the tea-kettle?"?instead of,
was sometimes the case, "need I do it
?" dont want to ?"why can't Willie
Nellie was loo small to render much s
sistance, bnt she often turned from her fro!
with her kit ten, to look at her mother, at
' utter some childish remark expressive of j
' and love.
' At last the clock struck the hour wh
' Mr .Thornton was expected, and his wife pi
e ceeded to lay the table with unusual ca
and to place thereon several choice vi'an
of which she know he was particularly fo
er Meanwhile let us form the arquaintar
x- of tlio absent husBand and father, win
n- we Gild in the neighboring town, just co
-t. pleting his day's traffic. IIu is a line Io<
ing, middle-aged man, with nn unmistal
er able twinkle of kindly feeling in his e
and the lines of good-humor plainly tra<
101 about his mouth?wo know at a glace I
Ier he is cheerful and indulgent iu his fam
i8S and are prepossessed in his favor.
2IS As ho is leaving the store, where he
;ar made his last purchase for the day, he
"g accosted in a familiar manner by a
Jar gentleman just entering the door.
,c'' recognizes an old friend, and exclai
re' George MortoD, is it you I" The greel
',er is mutually cordial ; they were friend
ioh tmi-tinml mwl pjiflu vniith. Imt since.
WJ v.. ....- j j , ,
rue Morton i.as been practising law in a (lis
tlio eity, lliey bavo seldom met. and
is no placo to exchange their many q
jht, tions and answers. Mr. Thornton's
'el? span of horses and light "democrat"
?rk standing near by, and it needs but 1
fl'l persuasion to induce Mr. Morton to act
pany his friend to his home which he
air never yet visited. The conversation is
ice- |y and spirited?they recall the feati
still their school-days, and the experience c
oa(l ter life, and compare their present pos
in the world' flrith the golden future of w
they used to dream. Mr. Morton is a 1;
any elor' and very fastidious in his tastes
:ars, that class of individuals are prone t<
she The recollections of this flashes on
had Thoriffou's mind as they drive alonj
m?r wards their destination. At once his
wge in the dialogue abates, bo becomes thoi
liour fuJ and silent, and does not urge bis
fault onward, but seems willing to affcrd
im- Morton an opportunity to admire the I
SAAn c/tonoriT nn AilliAr lionrl 1%t111
>i 1)6 valleys clad in the fresh verdure of ,
ticed while the lofty mountain ranges look
:new and dim in the distance. He cannot
cietv wondering if they will find bis wife i
g his same sorry predicament in which h<
vas a her that morning, and involuutarily st
ntro- from introducing so slatternly a per*
le of to his refined and Calibrated friend.
But it it now too late to retract hi
sther lite invitation?they are (tearing tb
r for "homestead"?one figld moro and hi
effort tile farm with ita well kept fences, a]
home in view. Yonder is bis neat white
little surrounded with elms and maples.
& tb* drive through <he large gateway, the
J oilu comes from the barn to take the horses, |
ami Mr. Thornton hurries up the walk to |
| the piazza, leaving his friend to follow at his ,
leisure?he must sec his wife first and if!
possible hurry her out of sight before their j
visitor enters, lie rushes into the sitting j
room?words cannot express his amazement |
?there sits the very imago of his lovely [
' bride, and n self consc ious blush mantles j
mantles her cheek as ho stoops to kiss with ;
words of joyful surprise,?Ellen 1" j
lie has time for no more, CJeorgo Morton;
i has followed him, and lie exclaims,?"Ila! .
! Charley, as lover-like as ever?liasn't the
| lioney-moon set yet : ami men no is uuiy ;
1 presented to Mrs. Tliomloti, who, under |
| llio pleasing excitement ??l" the occasion, apJ
pears to far better advantago than u?ual.
! Tea is soon upon tlie table, and the gentlemen
do ample justice to the templing repast
. spread before them. A happy meal it is
j to Chas. Thornton, who gaze# with admii
ring fondness upon his still beautiful wife,
i ' Supper over, Mr. Morton coaxes littlo Xel[
lie to sit on his lap, butshesoou slides down,
, | and climbing her father's kneo' whispers,
J confidentially don't mama look pretty ?
; lie kisses and answers, "Yes, my darling."
i The evening passed pleasantly and swift>
! ly away a half-forgollen smile of their lifer
i pilgrimage is recalled by some way-mark
| ! which still gleams bright in the distance.
. ' Tlicy both feel younger and better for their
j interview, and determine never to become
* so like strangers again. Mr. Morton's solilt
I oqny as he retires to t!te cosy apartment
j appropiated to his use, is?"Well, this is s\
, j happy family? What a lucky fellow Char
|i j ley is?such a handsome wife ami children
t ?and she so irood a house-keeper, too
e , May be I'll settle down some day myself
0 ?which pleasing idea that night ininglei
it ; with his visions.
n ! The next morining Mr. Thornton watchot
l0 j his wife's movements with somo nnxietv
,s ! ?he could not hear to have her destro;
|i j the favorable impression which lie wa
It certain she had made on his fiieud's mind
.jt ; and yet some irresistable impulse forbade hi
r? | offering any suggestion or alluding in an
lo i way to the delicate subject so iong unmet
,fi 1 tioned between them. But Mrs. Thornto
,(] ' needed no friendly advice?with true wc
as 1 manly tact she perceived the advantage sh
!" j had gained, and was not at all inclined I
?" ] relinquish it. The dark gingham dres<
is- i linen collar ami snowy apron, formed a
lie appropriate ami becoming morning atlii
id | for a housekeeper, and the table affordt
ov i the guest no occasion for altering Ills opii
j ion in regard to the skill or affabillity
en : his amiable hostess. Early in the forcnoo
ro- | Mr. Morton took leave of his hospitab
re, 1 friends, being called away by pressing affai
ds | of business.
nd Mr. and Mrs. Thornton returned to tin
ice accustomed avocations, but it was with r
jiii newed energy, and new sense of quiet ha
in- piness, no less deeply f?-It because expresse
>k- True, habits of long-standing was not co
ke- quered in a week, or a month, but final
ye, they were overcome, and year after year t
-ed links of affection which united them a;
hat family, grew brighter and purer, even ra
ily, ating the holy light of a Christian home.
it was not until many years had pas?
has j away, and our little Nellie, now a lovi
is maiden, was about to resign her place as ]
tall in her father's household, and assume a a
lie dignity in another's home, that her mot)
ms. imparted to her the story of her own en
ing errors, and earnestly warned her to bew
s in of that insidious foe to domestic happiness
Mr. disregard of litlle things,?and kissing
tant daughter with maternal pride and fondn
this *he thanked her for those simple, chi
ues- like-words, which changed the whole curr
lino of her destiny?"Don't Pa like to
are you look pretty.
ittle 1 "
lhere are seven reasons why furmors
I healthier than professional men, viz:
j. 1. They work more and develop all
^ leading muscles of the body.
. e 2. They take their exercise in the o
f af- . , , , ,
atr, and breathe a greater amount of <
ltion ' b
.. , gen.
1(J1 3. Their food and drinks are commi
,acl1 less adulterated and far more 6imple.
~~4. They do not overwork their brai
' much as industrious professional men.
6. They take their sleep commonly
' l?i r'ng the hours of darkness, and do not
Z?a to turn day into night.
1 6. They are not so ambitious and do
*7 wear themselves out so rapidly in the
r" test of rivalry,
eau- y. Their pleasures aro simple and
* ant* exhausting.
blue A married lady out West nearly b
. help her neck while learning how to s
a the Since that period there has been an e
i left ordinary demand for skates by mn
. . lit
oDAgo jf y0U are disquieted at anything,
should consider with yourself, is the <
11 P?* of that worth, that for it I should io di
0 ?'^ myself and lose my peace and tranqv
foa- , ?. ?
jpears The . newspaper is a sermon for
house thoughtful, a library for the poor, i
They blewing to everybody. Lord Brou
1 man <*H* H the best public Instrvotor,
SCIENCE ANSWERING SIMPLE QUESTIONS.
Why is rain water soil 1 Ueeause it is
not impregnated with earth and minerals.
Why is it mora easy to wash with soft
water than with hard ? Because soft water
unites freely with soap, and dissolve it instead
of decomposing it, ns hard water
Why do wood nihes make hard water
1st. Uecaitsc the carbonic acid of wood
ashes combines with the sulphate of lime in
tlio hard water, him! converts it into chalk;
2d, wood ashes converts some of the soluble
sails of water into insoluble and throw
tlit-m down as a sediment by which the water
remain* more pure.
j Why lias rain water Mich an unpleasent.
: smell when it is collected in a rain tub or
, tank? JSeeauso it is impregnated with dei
composed organic matters washed from tho
; roofs, trees, or the cask in which it is colI
l Why dues water nn.*lt salt? Because
; very inimite partii-les of water insinuate
j themselves into tins pores of the salt by
capillary attraction, and ft>rco the cristals
from ea?*h other.
How does blowing hot foods make them
cool ? It causes the air which has been
| heated b" " od to change more rapidly,
and give place to fresh cold air.
Why do ladies fan themselves in hot
i leather ? That fresh particles of air may
j be brought in contact with their face by tho
' action of the fail; and as every fresh parti'
elu of air absDrbs some heat from the skin,
' this constant change makes them cool,
j Hots a fan cool the air? No, it makes *
. the air hotter. l?v imparling t<? it the bent
, ; of our face ; but it cools our face by trnn&I
| lu ring its lieal to the air.
| Why is there always a strong draught
j | under the door and through crevices on
| each side? Because cold air rushes
, j from the hall to supply the void in the room
^ j caused by the escape of warm air up tho
I ! chimney, Arc. .
' i Why is tht-ro always a strong draught
n through the keyhole of a door ? Because
' i the air in tho room we occupy is warmer
' | than the air in the hall ; therefore the air iu
II ! the hall rushes through the keyhole into
' ; the room, and causns a draught.
e j Why is there always draught through
? ! the window crevices? Because the ex'*
! ternal air, being colder than tho air of the
n ! room we occupy, rushes through the wine
dow crevices to supply tho deficiency onus*
1 ! ed by tho escapo of the warm air up tliQ
'* | chimney.
j If you open the lower sash of a window
n, i iliorp is moiA draught than if von open the
'u | upper sash. Explain the reason of tliis. If
rs ! tho lower sasli be open, the cold externa) air
j will rush freely into the room and cause a
lr i great draught inward ; hut if the upper bo
e" | open, tho heated air of the room rushes out,
P" and, of course, there will bo less draught ;n?
n- llv which means is a room better ver.ti11V
lated?by opening the upper sash ? Bo*
he cause the hot, vitiated air, which always
i a ascends towards the ceiling, can escapo
Ji- more easily.
IJy which means is a hot room moro
;ed quickly cooled ?by opening the upper or
-i_ I l/uvnr s:isli ? A hot rootn is cooled moro
pet quickly by the lower sash, because the cool
ew air can enter more freely at tho lower part
her of the room than at the upper.
rlv Why does tlie wind dry damp linen?
are Because dry wind, like a diy ppoge, imbibes
i? the particles of vapor flora tho burface of
her the linen ad Inst as it is furmed.
ess, Which is tho hottest place in a church or
Id- chapel ? Tlie gallery.
cnt Why is the gallery of all public pleaces
see hotter than the lower parts of tho buildings}
Because the heated air of tho building ascends,
and all the cold air which can enter
flre through the doors and windows keeps to
.1.- a? :n u i.?? I.
lllU Iiuur till II una ucuvmc kivuivw.
th? Why do plants often grow out of wall*
and towers ? Either because the wind blew
Pen the seeds there with the dust ; or elso
>x>'- because some bird, flying wer, dropped
seed there' whiuli it had formerly eaten. .
>nly ?. . ?.
The Mission okWoman.?If a man is in
n as grief, who cheers him ; in trouble, who consoles
him; in wrath, who soothes him ; in
du- joy, who makes him doubly happy ; in pros^
, try perity, who rejoices; in disgrace, who backs
him against the world, and drtsses with
i not gentle unguents and warm poultices tbo
con- rankling wounds made by the stings and
"""?? nf /Mifrorn?miQ fnrllinp t Whft hilt
v. ~ b -
less woman, if you please 1 You wbo are ill
and sore from the buffets of fate, have you
one or two of these these sweet physicians)
Return thanks to God that he lias left vou
so much consolation. What Gentleman i?
. j not more or less a Prometheus ? Who has
not his rock, (ai, ai,) his chain, (ea, ea,) and
his silver is in a deuce of a condition 1
you But sea nymphs come?the gentle, tho
thing sympathising? they kiss our writhing feet J
slurb they moisten our parched lips with their
lility. tears; they do their blessed best to consolo
tj16 us Titans , they don't turn their backs upon
ind a u# a^ler our overthrow. j
gham What is worse than raining oats and
dogs f Hailing eaba and'omnibu^,