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BY W. A. LEE AND HUGH WILSOX. ABBEVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12, 1850. VOLUME VII.?NO. 15
N??w. Cluiriey, I ne'er
Would have married 3011, dear,
Ilnd 1 known ol jour passion for smoking ;
Of llial terrible stulV
You've lind surely enough?
Put it down?you are very provoking!
I've sat l?y your side
Till I feel quiet d.fkd
?n f..? ?l... .... .nv*. ic i tir*
1U bpl'llh, !* ? ItlC > li- vi<un...^ ,
But'tig useless lo ?
Yo? puff! pud"! nt "the weed,"
As if unit) were created for smoking!
Whiff! whiff! in the morn,
Before breakfast, unshorn,
Untidy?you know I'm not jokiny!?
Then all tliroug'i the day
You are pulling away.
And care not to me how provoking.
You'll tell me, of course,
'Twas not. this made me hoarse,
When takintr that journey to Woking;
Cuba first, and wife next,
1'would an nn^cl have v?-xed
To mark your devotion to?smoking!
Ttiat 'witching oM pipe
I'm half tempted to gripe.
Ami cast in the fire I am poking;
An?l would, too, lnil. Imllicr,
You'd btill find another.
And cleuve lu the lmbit of smoking.
All, well! I'll give way,
For, p? limps, ??? you say,
No luisitu-Mi have wives to l?; eroaking;
Von wed 113 *'to fhi'i ish,"'
And l.-.-t we should perish,
Like plants we miisi sutler a stroking!
THE CAVALRY OFFICES.
Colonel Kiijnjlie Mer.iilu w:i>. :i11 attarln*
of Napoleon's Mitft. II-.' was a S"Mi'*r in
the true M-iise. of tliii word?th-voted t?
liis piofi ssioii, snnl lirave as a linn. TIioii^Ii
very haml-miic. ami of fine Iwaiin^. lie wa> j
of liUiiilile liirili ? a unT'f <-} iM of tin:
camp, and had followed 111>* ditnii and Iri
fitmi ltovlino-K Kvery step in the i11
of nroinotinn had Ih tii won 11v iii'- f-tr*?!;?
of liis snlii'f; :iti ' his promotion from tnaI
jor of cavalry was for u ^aSlant I which
transpired oil tlie Imttiu lifid Ixnealh the
emperor's own Mural, I!??? I'lince of
Cavalry officers, loved i.im I:k<- a brother
and taught iiim all lliat hi-own u >...I ta-to
mid natural instinct ha 1 not led him to acquire
It was the carnival season in l'aiis, and
young Merville l<>un ! lnin-<lt at iue ma>Ken
hall in the Frcne.h Oji-ra ll<<usc. lietler
adapted in hi-. ta-t? lo the fi-M lhait the
homloir, Ik* flirts hut lit"! ? wi'ii giv figure*
lhat cover the flour ami j ?in~ hut m'Mmih iti
(lie giddy wall::. But at las! while standing
thought lull V, ami regarding the assembled
throng with a vacant eye. hi< attention wa>
aroused hy the appearand of a pcismi in a
white satin domino, the universal elegance
of whose figure, manner ami bearing convinced
all that her face ami mind inu?t l<o
equal to her person in grace am! loveliness.
Though in so mixed an assembly, still
there was a dignity ami reservo in the manner
of the white domino that rather repulsed
the idea of a familiar address, and il
was some time before the young soldier
founJ courage to speak to lier.
Some alarm lieing given, there was a violent
rush at the throng towards the door,
where, unless assisted, the ladv would have
materially suffered, Eugene Merville offers
his arm, ami with his broad shoulders and
stout frame wards off the danger. It was
a delightful moment; the lady spoke the
* purest French, and was witty, fanciful and
"Ah! lady, prav raise that mask, and reTeal
to me the charms of feature that must
accompany so sweet a voire and so grace
ful a form as you possess."
"You would, perhaps, be disappointed."
"No, I ani sure not."
"Are you so confident ?"
"Yes, I feel that you are beautiful. It
cannot be otherwise."
"Don't be sure of that," said the domino.
WTTnvn ron heard of tho Irish Popf
Moore's story of the veiled,prophet of Khorassan?how
when he disclosed his countenance,
its hideous aspect killed his beloved
one? IIow do you know that I shall not
turn out a veiled prophet of Khorassau ?"
"Ah, lady, your every word convinces
ne to the contrary,,' replied the enraptured
Boldier, whose heart began to feel as it had
never felt before ; he was already in love.
She eludes his efforts at discovery ; permits
him to hand ber to hercarriag^ which
drives ott in Itie darkness, nnu uiougii ue
throws himself upon bis fleetest horse he is
unable to overtake her.
The young French colonel becomes
moody; he has lost his heart and knows
ot what to do. He wanders hither and
thither, shuns bis former places of amusement^
avoids bis military companions, and
in short, is as miserable as a lover can be,
thus disappointed. One night, just after
he bad# left bis hotel on foot, a figure muffled
to the ears, stopped him.
"Well, monsieur, what would you with
me.fw asked the soldier.
*Yoa would know the name of the white
domino ln was the reply.
would indeed !" replied the officer
fnutily. "How can it be done!"
' Follow inc."
"To llie end of tlie earth, if it will brin<? ' I
ine to her."
"l>ut you must be blindfolded."
I "Step into tliis Vehicle."
"I am at your command." And
away rattled the yoiui<j soldier and ;.
i bis strange companion. "This may be m :
trick," reasoned M?-rville, "but I : j
: have no fear ol personal vioK-nee. I am i
armed with this trusty sabre, :md ean ta!;?*:
care of myself."
Mut there was no cause for tVar since In* .
found llie vehicle stopped, ainl lie was led 1 I
i blindfolded into tin; house. \\ lien tin- ' '
l>;uj<];i?jt? was removed from liis eves, lu>
j f? mi>] iiiiiistrlf in a richly I'mnished hondoir, t
I dikI before him stood the domino, ju>t as ' i
, lie had met her at the mask hall. To fall j|
ii|>ot> his knees, and tell her how much he
had thought of her since their separation ' |
that his thoughts had never left her, that I
, he loved her devotediv, was as natural as i
to hreathe, and lie did .so most gallantly and i
[ sincerely. j I
"Shrill 1 lii'lii'VP :i!l voll SJIV ? '
4"L:i?!y, let me prove it l>y any test you ;
mav put upon me."
"Know, tIk*ii, tli*; feelings you avow arc I
mutual. Now, unloose your arm from my *
wai-t. I liave soniclltiui; more to say." >
''Talk on foivvcr, la-lv ! \ our voice is ,
music to my ears." ,
"WouM vnu marry mo, knowing no;,
more ?>f me than you <lo now J"' ,
"Ye*, if yoti were to go to the altar i
ma^kcl !" lie replied.
"Tlu'ii I will tc-t von." t
lady r '
"Fur utic year W faithful in tin: love vuii |
havt; tirufi?ise>l, and I will he v?>urs?as |
truly :is llt>avi-n shall ^j>ar?* my lilV* !"'
"< > crm l, ci in I su>pvii>c j t
"Von iiiisr." ! (
"Nay, iady, I shall fulfil yuur injunction 1?
as 1 promised." . j,
"It' at tlie expiration of a y<iar you ilr>
not ln-ar from inc. then the contract shall ;
hi; null and \\>id. Take this half rinir." she i
continued, "and win n I .-apply the broken I
poitioti, I will lie vouis."
i Hi- ki>sod the litsli* emblem, swore n^ain
and ag'iiu to be faithful, and pressing .Jier!
hands to his lips, bade her adieu. lie was j
conducted awav again :is invstciii>u-lv as i1
Ik; hail been linamht thither, nor could he
hv any pos-iblo moans discover where In*,:
!?a*l been; his companion rejecting all
bribes, and even rcrt'u^iujjj to answer the i
Months roll on. Colonel Mei vi'.le is tilie .
to liis vow; and happy in the anticipation
of love. Suddenly he was ordered to an ;
embassy to Vienna, the y a vest of all the!
Kuropi-an capital.-, al>ollt the time that Xa- :
polcon was planning to marry thy I)utches?j
; Maria Louisa. 'J'he voting colonel is handsome,
manly, and already distinguished in
| arms, and becomes at mice a great larorite
at court; every etlbrt being made hy the j
i women to captivate Mm, but in vain; he,
: is constant and true to his vow.
l>ut ins heart was not mailt* of stone;1
the very fart tlint lie had et.tcitaini'd sueli
teiuloi* feelings for tin* white domino, lias
| made him more susuejttible than before,
i At last he met the baroness Caroline !
Yon Waldoifl", ami ho serreily curses tlu*!
I engagement he had so lilintlly made at j
Parisj Shu seems to wonder at what she i
i believes to be his devotion, and vet the dis-!
i tnnco that he maintain*. The truth was, j
I that sense of honor was so great, tbatj
! though he really loved the y<ftiig baroness, j
< and cvoii that she returned the alVuctioii, j
.still lie bad given her liis word, and it was j
; The satin domino is no longer tlie ideal
' of his heart, Lut assumes the most repul!
sive form in his imagination, and becomes |
: in the place of his good ungol?liis evil
Well, time rolls on ; he is to return in a
: few days; it is once morn the carnival sea
j son, and in Vienna, too that gay city. He
i joins in the features of the masked ball,
and what wonder filled his brain, when
about the middle of the evening the white
domino steals before him, in the same
wtiite satin dress he had seen her
wear a year before at the French Opera
House in Paris. Was it not a fancy ?
"I come, Colonel Eugene Merville, to
hold you to your promise," she saifl, laying
her hand lightly upon hi& arm.
"Is this a reality or a dream ?" asked the
"Come, follow me, and you shall nee that
it is reality," coutriuued the mask pleasantly.
"Have you been faithful to your promise
!" asked the domino as they retired into
"Most truly in act, but alas, I fear not in
"It is too true, lady, that I have seen and
loved another, though my vow to you has
kept me from saying so to her."
"And who is this that you thus love!"
"I wiil he frank witli you, mid you will J
<ecp mv secret f
"It is the liaroncss Von Waldroll'," he
aid with with :t sijrh.
"Ami you ri-allv love her ?"
"Alas! only too dearly," said tho soldier
"Ncveithcless, I must hold you to your
>romise. 1 !<*? ? is th? other halt* of the
-iiiiT; ran you produce its mate J"
"Here it is," said Kti?*ene Mervillo.
"Then I, too keep my promise ?" said tin*
lotnino raising her mask, and showing to
lis astonished view the lace of l.'aroness,
"All, it was the sympathy of true love,
hat attracted me, after fall,*' exclaimed tiie
l,,nr..r nc I... ...,.wc,,t I I.v I.5.,
She had seen and loved liitn for his manly
spirit ;>tn 1 character, and having; found
liy itnpiirv that Ik- w:is worthv of her love,
!iu had managed this delicate ii>ti-ii??rin?
in< 1 had le>led him, mill now gave to Itiill '
lu 11iin her wealth title aiv.I everything.''
They were married with ?;reat pomp. ami
wcompauicd the arch-diiehe:?s^ to I'aris.
V.ipnli oii, (o crown the happiness of hiavorite,
tn:ide him at o:ieo (ioiiera! of Di.
THE CHOV/IH OF THE SOUTH.
The progress of tin; We-l has heeii made
he index of t??ir national prosperity. It
anin-t he denied that it. has l>een almo-t
narvclous; hut much of the hu-ile and
>u-.iness lias been iikho aj>j> irent than leal.!
\ wiiu anu rvcricie-s spirit ot speeulat:on
i;is possessed the people who have btiiil its .
iiies, ami a (hirst for elian^e driven popn
a!i?>n west war<) like the sands of the Jesuit
>?'lore the wiml.
(..'I drag.*, which lias Well tlio titbit re of]
lie most j.stoni-hiiij; chaiiijes in the value I
>f real ota'.e?hit-, under the iiilluetiee of a |
species of mania, iX?ii?ijjf up to fabulous pri- i
cs? is a broken oily, and so of the whole j
Far different is it with the progress of
the South. Avoiding, with almost a solitary
exception, the in-anity of speculation
which has visited other portions of the
I'liion, her projjujss has been real. Im
provements have been ba?ed on capital.
Increased value of property lias followed
enlarge 1 power of probation. We have
lia.l occasion particularly to note the progress
of tin* Noitil-western parishes of Louisiana,
and have b"en able to present an
increase in production, population, wealth
and improvement that is scarcely surpassed
in other portions of the Union.
The statistics of Arkansas will furnUh
another bright example of Southern progress.
Within the past year 1,000,000
acres of h?*r lands have been sold bv the
(' eneral 'Jovernment. The title of emigratioTi
from the adjoining States has been tin
precedentcd. The increase in the value r?l"
hor products has been marked. Through
the whole State the evidence of thrift, enterprise
and giowing prosperity is evident.
If wc descend from generalities and conHue
our illustrations to single points, to one
little nucleus of population, the same fact is
perhaps more signally prominent. Twelve
years ago Fort SmiMi, a fettlemen! on tinvery
out-skirts of civilization, contained four
hundred inhabitants. It now has 3.000,
having increased more than seven fold in a
little more than one decade. The business
of the place then amounted to hut a few
thousand dollars. Now it is estimated at
nearly a million. The present most populous
portion of town was then a thicket of
oak. Manufactures have sprung up in this
spot hut just rescued from the wilderness,
and in the private buildings and all public
improvements the evidence of prosperity,
refinement and wealth is found.
This progress has buen accomplished
without the stimulus of railroads or any of
the great enterprises of the day which so
rapidly change the character and condition
of a country. It is a spontaneous growth
resulting only from the natural dillusion of
our Southern population, and the profit of
industry under our system of social organi
zillion. It will require no vivid imagination
to conceivo what will be the result
when railroads shall hind our western wilds
to tlie central markets of the South-west,
and open to (he enterprising tlie vast rosources
of n country yet really unknown.?
iV. O. Picayune.
Marrying Cousins.? It has been ascertained,
by careful investigation into the
influence of marriages of consanguinity of
offspring, that over 10 percent, of the blind
and ^?arly 15 per cent of the idiotic:, in the
various Sta*e institutions for the subjects of
ineir delects, are olispring i>r kindred parents.
And making an estimate based upon
the best ascertained data, there would
be found to twenty million white inhabitants
in the United States, 6,321 marriages
of cousins, giving birth to 3,009 deaf and
dumb, blind, idiotic and insane.
Lady Mary Wortley Montague say# that
the only thing which reconciles her to being
a woman is, that sh? will never be
obliged to marry one.
WHAT A BLIND MAN CAN Da.
Tin- Springfield liepublieau gives ilio an- '
Hexed interesting account of ihe remarka- i
bio. achievements of :t (?linJ genius now j (
living in Ludlow ;
Hi* is n yoi'tig man, twenty four vonrs of:
age, \vln> lias I if en lilinil sinee lie was two t
v?-Jirs old, and who dues not remeinher that
lie ever saw. The circumstances wliieh at- I
tended tin; io^s nt his vision are almost loo
horrible for belief. vet vxe have no reason to
doubt them as ihev have been related to ii>.
His widowed mother married a drunkard,,
and Iliis step-fa", her, conceiving a spite '
against the child, tiudei'.ook. when iutoxi
eated, to put his eves out. doing further
in his diabolical pirrpos>>, lie was about to
run a red-hot poker down his throat, when
the frightened but desperate mother interfered
and prevented it. Theehild was then
thrmvn dow ii a cellar, where h* lav all night
taking a cold which so far aggiavaled the i
preceding iiitlniUnatioii of the eyes that the I
coat f?t erieli w:is lens!. (II ;il! .
ilii* ho lias no tiicinnr\; and a hlessed thing i
it. is for 11;111. At niim years of age he U ;
his mother, and in that loss became pe IV
friendless. 1'roiii that day to thi-, hi- |
ha> mainly taken care of himself, and now. :
although cheated !>y ra-eally agents and la- i
Ixirinv; uii'lt-r every possible disadvantage, ;
ha* riioin-y at interest.
Now Id us see what this man has done. j
IK-is a mechanic, and knows every part ot
a steam-engine as well as if he could see.
lie is an engineer, and has not only charge
of stationary engines, hut has run as an en
giwer <>ii tlsu Mad River Railroad in Ohio.
< >1* coiirsi* he ran with a look-out, anil In
twi'cti this look-out ;mi<] hiui?<-!t* lie ha<l ar
rati?**d a series of abbreviations of lan- j
gua^e, so that lie could learn from him the ;
i?>11 of any object oil tlie track instantaneously.
ll.s was engineer, let it be re- i
metnbered, of a passenger train ! What
inorc rcmaikable than all, is that he has '
ni.-'le a beautiful little steam engine with
his own hands, so small that he can carry ;
the whole of it in his pocket, anil get up
j strain with pleasure. This might we'l be i
considered accomplishment enough for one j
biiml man, but this is but a beginnitig.
Lie has a great genius for music, ami pos- !
senses a voice which, in many characteris- I
tics, is without doubt tlie most wonderful j
vo:?o in the world. On Tuesday evening 1
; of the present week, he was invited to a j
private house in this city to give an exlii;
hit ion of his musical abilities, and a few
j muical men and women were invited to
hear him, all of whom will bear testimony
! tf> their astonishment and delight. W e
j suppose that all u.u--ica! people will slung!
their shoulders with incit-dtility when wo!
'toll llicrn that hi* voice has tin; compass of j
five Octaves; y.t such is the fact that lie j
: demonstrated l" this <.-omp<tnv. Of course j
, l!i?! lowest notes are gutteral, atul are the 1
highest falsetto : hut the falsetto notes are I
! pleasant ami good, >.nd the guttural* true !
' tone*, ami as musical as such tones can he*
We are not sufficiently versed in musical
! terms to tell what his lowest note is, but it
! is I lie lowest note in the piano, arranged
i upon the ti-uul scale, or triple (J. as lie calls
| it. 11 is chest tones are excellent, ami al,
though Carl Formes may have more power,
his quality is no better, while in his lower j
j m?te? he goes down "out of sight" of Carl 1
' Kotines altogether. We can give no idea ;
! of this voice hy any comparison, for we j
! have never heard a voice with which to j
Of course, will) such a voice ns (his, tlie '
; owner is tempted to try tricks. Tlic most :
: interesting of these was the application of ir
i to sewn purposes. He began by singing 1
in a delicate soprano' the first linns of
; in the stilly night then, as he proceed , j
In; slid into the alto, then into the tenoi,
' then into the base, and then into the
! ''double base,'' an octave below. This fin- I
. i-11c;i the tune, when he rose, and, turning j
I his hack to the audience, executed some j
! most excellent feats of ventriloquism, and i
! wound oft' by imitating an old fashioned j
I spinning wheel so perfectly that the whole j
i assembly was thrown into roars of laughter, j
I n_ ii? : i.: ir
| ii*5 usually mu'umjiHiiir? iiuusuii wuu a mu|
loduon, t<> which lie lias added a swell of
i liis own invention, tlint produces nil tho effects
of the swell in tlie organ.
One of the most delightful of his performances
was a solo on the cornet, ho playing
it with one hand, and accompanying
himself on the piano with the other. Upon
this instrument, and in his own way, he
played a few airs with great sweet nesss and
taste, and executed some veiv dilllcult variations.
The instrument itself has been the
subject of his improving hand, hut in what
respect-we know not. Added to all this,
he plays the guitar and other instruments,
and is a leader and teacher of hands. Hn
fioemed to lake a groat deal of interest in
explaining his steam engine to tbe company,
And to bo thoroughly versed in mechanical
This man's name is W. A. Cams. He
was born, we think, in one of the Western
States, and has lived whero he could get a
chance. He is of medium height, thickset,
modest io demeanor, interesting in oou
Knaawwnwwwm ?i J.IWHU ?WBggMi
versatioii, ami lias received an cdiicat it'll in !
?oittc asylum for tho blind, for which heap- ,
pears unboundedly grateful. lie is now en
gaged in tin; invention of s??mo means !>y
which the Mind may lie sdile to have their
llieir regular newspapers, and if anvhodv
ran accomplish so benevolent a result, he
will do it.
ARE THERE ANY FETTERS FOR GENIUS?
"Mother, I cannot be ;uiy longer dcp??nilent
fin father, he i< unable to maintain so |
large a family. I am the oldest and feeljt
to be mv dntv, to start out and work fur
i i- ' i
These *von!s were spoken by Cliarles i
M'H ii-, ?>r, as lie was more familiarly called, !
Charley Morris, as lie sat i;azin<; into llie |
file, ami putting hi* ban- feet on the '.earth.
Teals came to that mother's eye?, as she ,
she stooped to ki-s the sunburnt ItYow of',
liCI* noble liov. The subject broached so
abruptly l?v Cliarlev bad often been airita- j
teil between his parents, littt, when Mrs.
Morris thought, t?f the tiials awaiiinir him
fioin home, her mot Iter's In-all failed her.
"|)..i,'t you feel to younir, too tliiuk of'
leaving your home, to seek another, my '
d-ar hoy?" .
' Your prayers are all I ask. I am wil- '
lin<r, and am po>-es<ed of a big, bravo heart,
yon know, mother"
'*1 would, that y??u iniijht always remain !
in such hlissfull ignorance of the world ;
but, it must not l?e so, you must bear your
burden in life. May (lot! help j-on." j
With a.sigh, she resumed her labors, pre- ,
paring supper for the husband, who soon
broke the silence, by his heavy step. Supper
was eaten in silence. which was inueh
wondered at, by the younger brothers and
sisters of Charley Morris. The subject
was discussed, that night, arul with heavy,
but hopeful hearts, that father and mother
decided, that Charley should leave their
home as soon as another could be procured
for him. It was a hard trial, but they
thought it was for the good of their
Such .1 boy as Charley Morris, could not
long want a situation. It was finally decided
that lie was to go with a merchant,
tihont fifty miles from home. Fifty miles
is not far; but, to a boy like Charley, it
was a great way, for, he could not remember
having been out of sight of home, in his
His wardrobe was soon packed into a
honv made carpet bag. Then came hurried
injunction*, to lie a good bov' devoted
his employer's interest, and not for (jet to
l>mi/. The last kiss and he sprang into the
carnage and was on his wav.
Altera long day's ride, he arrived at hi*
new koine. After supper lie retired to his
room?how lonely he felt, IIu opened his
l..u ?.?? IV. 1.1,. ...?.ont ...1
1>V liis Sabbath School teacher,a 1 wtter from
the pastor's wife, and a hunch of flowers,
by his little sister. IIow forcibly.did he realize
his lonely situation. Then it was, he
made ?x\soli't>s, to study hard, and if he
could?become a writer, for then he could
live at home, to which his lonely heart was
so much attached. Did he succeed ? I'll
carry you rapidly over five years of his existence,
during which lime he kept his resolves.
II? was in the store seventeen hours
of the twenty-four, yet he found time to
j study, he (lid jjnin knowledge, and his sue
I ress should fervo as an incentive to every
boy, who complains of want of time.
We find him again at midnight, lie is
l>emlinrr attentively over a letter, received
| that <lay from the editor of the N. Y. ,
to whom ho had sent a specimen manuscript.
| Arising hastily froin the chair, he paced a!
cross the room, and hack impatiently.
' '"Father," "mo*her,"' "home," "happiness,"
i uoiiM have hecn heard, by an attentive lis|
tener. Praise himself, no, ho was too humI
hie, he poured fourth his "big heart" in
I gratitude towards the editor of the periodi|
cal before mentioned, who had encouraged
his efiotts. lie ?train knelt before his God,
his lips poured fourth praise, for the anctciir
ttk lita nriii'Pi-Q fii'rt venra Iwfum.
Charley Morris in now bleiwing his home
with Ills efforts, .to keep his parents happy
and cheerful in ihoirold agg, fulfilling his
mothers propheey. He lias taken an elevated
position in literature and will soon bo a
graduate of Yale. In prosperity he remembers
with gratitude his friend the editor, who
first brought hiin before the public. No
ono can bribe him to transfer the pro
iluotions of his mighty pen, from his first
His pen, now has a mighty influence on
the public. Ts he not worth imitatintj!
If, under the circuinstanoes, his mind could
ot be kept in dark new*, could it under any?
Can genius be fettered? I will make hold
to say?No! - Georgk.
Tbero is nothing purer than honesty,
nothing swwtetthan honesty, nothing sweet*
er than charity, nothing warmer than love,
nothing brighter tliAn virtue, and nothing
more steadfast than faith. These, united in
ofte mind, form the pnrest, the holiest and
the most steadfast happiness.
The Only Son of his Mother.? A cor- j
respondent of the N. w York K.veuing I'usI, ! i
writing from the seat ?.f war, says : I
(Jlii: sees dial ?>n a!! titles tin: Ii'iic trows-' t
ers and white jackets of the Austrian* who
a II here in great ntiinhers. In one place 1 <
saw eighty Zouaves lying close to each i
other, in a small ravine, near tlie railroad. , ;
Around the eight dead 1'ieiichmen T count- i
fed the bodies of two hlilidied and three j
Austrian*. This will give you some idea
of the dteadful slau^ht? r that was made of
them. The havoiiet i-, the arm that tiiev
dread most. While under cover or tiling,
at a distance, they stand well the atta< k :
hut. the moment th"V see the I'-tench troops
arc ahout to attack them with t! e hayonet
thev at once retreat. This in-eonat* !.<r
immense number of them that sii KiSK*<). i
Ala*,'it. i-? a sad tiling to sen tin; saek< am!
other equipments of the dead piled up.
Letters and many tokens of-dfeetioti
are taken in ehatfje hv some of the nfiieers j
appointed to that, dutv; hut still wlnm s.> '
many are killed, many things must h>: n>-<;- j
?s*arilv overlooked. I picked tip one of ,
the saek that were in a piles near the sacks
of lho I'retieh soldiers ' ' were killed vesterday.
and found it w a mo-t nll'eetionate '
letter from a mother to her onlv' son. She i
concluded hy hoping that the Almiijhlv
would allow her to see her onlv chi Id he- ;
t*?!?. ,t;?..l I ......1 il? ..
heavy heait. a.nl r? j lined mv companion*.
who were ica lv to continue mir journey on
to Magenta, where the great halt!.*, the (
event of real importance, had occurred.
Holmes, mi American poet, discoursing ;
1 of eves of rival la?lv loves, exclaims :
"T!ie hrielil lilnt'k eve. tln? n??-lI tr Mile,
I cuiiiiol clioose betwixt llie two !"
i Tlio choice lias puz/J.eil many a man he- j
fore ami since, l'lack eves are the more '
brilliant; blue eves 1I10 more winning.? '
( I Mack eyes fla.-li ; blue eyes languish.
Black eyes are pas-donate ; blue eves are
i tender.? IJiack eyes arc most abundant in
France, lialv and Spain ; blue eves in ,
England anil Germany. Except some o! !
1 the earlv Norman kinds' an>l except aUo .
Charles II. (a ureal sinner and vu'ut'Hta
I ry.) all the sovereigns of England had blue
1 eves. llut the face is not much to the ered- !
j it of the flziuc, everything considered. The '
i Saxon race, it is worth nothing, are a blue- |
' eyed race; so that a h!?e eye is no si^n of
! weakness. It is said that all the Presidents
| of the United States, except (let). Iluriison.
: had Mm; eyes. Among tlie great men of
tin- world the bine evesappe.tr to have been
; predominant.?Socrates, Shakespeare, Loeke.
: lbicon, Milton, Goethe ,1'Yanklin and Napoleon,
all had lihto eves. So also' nccoidiiitr
; to tradition, bad the Saviour. Vet in the
' entire world of mankind black eves are
I . ...
| greatly in the majority. So the blue eyes
i must "look out" fut themselves.? JJoslon
Don't Givi; Ui*v?"I can't do it, father,
j Indeed I e.ati*i."
| "Never say can't, mv son ; it isn't a good
"But I Can't, fa'.lier. And if T can't 1
i can't. l'fo .tried and tried, and the answer
j won't come come out right."
i f "Suppose you try i?g'rin, Edward," said
| Mr. William.*, the father of (lie discouraged
"There is 110ti>o in it.t' replied lad.
"What if you go to school to-morrow
without the correct answer, to the sum ?"
"I'll ho jiut down in iny class," returned
Mr. Williams Runuk his head,*nd his
| countenance assumed a grave
! was a sileneo of a?few moment^Q^pHwm.
| Edward said confidently, "I will try, any I
j know it will coino out right next time."
I And so it did. One more earnest trial
and 11is work was d"> * . Far happier was
he after tliis successful 'tfort than lie could
have been if yielding to a feeling of discouragement,
ho had left his task unaccomplished.
And so all will find it. Difficulties are
l^-milted to stand in our way that we may
overcome them; and only in overcoming
iIk.hi nun um i.vnm.f cii.k.ouu nil. I lllirmi flf'SS.
J The mind, l.ke tho body, gains and happiness.
The mind, like the body, gains
strength and maturity by vigorous exercise.
It must feel and brave, like the oak, the
rushing storm, as well as bask amid gentle
breezes in the warm sunshine.
Soi.omon's Templb.?A model of Solomon's
Temple, 34 by 24 feet, and on a scale
of fourteen cubits to one foot, (reckoning
the cubit IS inches,) is now on exhibition
in California. Its cost is Raid to be $20,000.
It contains also perfect models of the
ark, cherubim, altar of Incense, table of
show bread, the great golden candlestick,
brazen eea, ten brazec lavers, the brazen
altar, and all the utensils used ib, the temple
^ i m i I
A celebrated wit was Halted why he did
not marry a certa:n youtjg lftdy to whom
be wan much attached. know of no renion,"
replied be, "excfpt ^the great regard
we have for one or another,
iwwwu-.j ?m 'it m:-\9.rMTrr an.nnrr^yai ni?.n*.v?gjuum
Wiiv ri11: Acshuans Ai iackku tiii: Al
LI ICS AT So I.Hi!?l NO.?"I'll sj iijlSo\vill<;, floirt
In- Luiiiloti ?\7itw, ??ives lli?* Au->1 i i:m attack
inidi t!i<i allies at Holierin* :
'"Imperfect ;is the accounts ?>t" the battlo
>f Soil'..-!ino still aro, it \v.?u! 1 l?o Mlo to at*
?'in|?t any ?l*?iprescription oftliciirtij:i^cin?a>t.
lint its jjjriicrul features au>l
tl?? principle* wl.K-Si iletermiticl t!io An<irians
to deliver it am not har-l to coiijeotuiu,
l'lto sciiuUH ilaniji.T to which llm allied
army n.u>t liavc i a . sjmscil in ;tltciii|>:in^
to cro>s tin* N'.incio lu'lv.ivTi l-*??it:lii?*r:i.? a
li-t<if tueiitv mile's? *' >
hostile armv exccednij 200,')0'i men,'has
' on already poiu'.e 1 out ;n jliyse columns.
It was pruhal.|e, therefore, that thu French
Kniperor would wait until tin; army ahout
to In; landed near Venice and the forces of
I "iiN.ip-.k-on ha 1 comf; up, so as to
threaten 1110 rear a:;d !vrit Hank uf the Austrian
artuv. Im the nvantinv, it was tiio
>l.viiius liutv of tlio allies lo wai: uaticutly
until their think attack was organized and
a tin; puint ofhciug executed. 1 !* 111e A11trian*
s!,iiul I'l- t nti !!: : ! i'i, h.mk uf lint
Mi'iciu until this attack v-:,i- J-:\v!.'?p?*<l, thoy
won I I he exposed to a iloul.'.u aMsanlt; if
theydiJ not stand fa>l, Irtt iclreaicJ to
Verona, they would ucmonui/.- their army
aii'l >-:a-i ifici; the whole uf Vctietia?perhsips
evi-ii calico th<j surri.-ni.tcr of their whole
ariuv, wlticli mi^ht l?: blocked up in
Verona l>y the hlockinj; "p of the Northern
road !?> Tien', ami the Kastern roail to Viiv
In short, if the Atistiians were to
tijjhi nt all, it were hitter that they should
li .ht iin* t.-= '
rcinfoiv'-inetit of 40.000 iwn from thesiilo
if Venice an I a> many more from Tuscany.
1 >*.11 as i he French Kmperor declined to fissunio
the initiative until litis fresh army
was iva.lv to wrtli him, the only
course for the Au.itiians was to Lejjiii the
Smokixo a CAt'Ti:or Insanity.? The ter-_
rihle ravages which tobacco ia making oil
tIn: Ifodies ami min is of t lie young seem
tn hi" at I racting the woiM. In a pamphlet
just issued hv 1 >r. Seymour of London, on
private lunatic asylums, atul the cause of
insanity ??f late years, tin- Doctor denounces
with empha-is as one of his producing
aires tlio immoderate smoking indulged
in hy hoys ami young men at the universities
and "larger schools, now called colleges."
1 The Doctor's n-maiks are as applicable to
' 1 he youth* in tiii- country a- those iu Europe.
Xo one conversant with disease can
1 doubt that exces>ive mii> king?especially in
tin* causo of vounj; people?must lie highly
i ii jurious to h >th mind and body. Its ct!
feet is to depress the circulation? the heart
becomes weak, irregular in its action, and
j the mind filled with imaginary < vi!*. This
mav continue lor years liut at length tho
| smoker dies?often suddenly ; then examin|
uiiou has shown that I lie muscular structure
| of the heart is imperfect in iu action ; th?
J left*jdo is thin, and in some cases iu which
! sudden death has occurred, there lias been
; found little more than a.^ip of muscular
| fibre left oil that sid*. jQjjf
i * 1'. i> ?. t~: t : I.- ..
1'ALMi J KIV1 l.^C !- -rill JI'ISlll UJKCUI)"
er earrio to a stnall tfillago in (lie neighborhood
of Brighton, England, and commenced
business under the sign of the 'Two Monkeys.'
The publican already established
there, |>ast tl;e new house one day, and seci
ing his rival at the door, desired to beintroI
dtieed tu his partner. The other replied
ilu.t lie was in business on his own account,
j 'The more shame for you,' chuckled the
oiiginal Boniface, 'to carry on business under
tho false pretence of a partnership
(pointing to the sign) when there is only
one of you.' 'Oh,' retorts! ihe Hibernian,
| 'it's myself that wondr ?i why ? rival in
; trade should a.-k for an int reduction, until I
' iotri<5iul?erod reading onco that 'A tollovv
| leeling makes us wondrous kind !'
Sarcastic.?John Randolph was one of
tlio most sarcastic inen that ever lived.
One lime a young man attempted make his
acquaintance. JIu obtained an introduction
and among the first remarks, said :
'1 passed by your house lately, Mr. Randolph
'I hope you always will V was the reply. j
Another one twitted him as to his 'want
of education:' *
'The gentleman reminds me,' said Randolph
in reply, of the lands about the heads
waters of the Montgomery, which are pcor
by nature, and cultivation has ruined thorn!'
A King's Pkoxy.? liassoinpierro, the
French Ambassador to Spain, was relatiug
to Henry IV. the particulars of his entry
into Madrid. 'I was mounted,' he said, 'on
the smallest mule in the world.'?*Ah!' ex.1
1 ? .t L! < t. -. - I. ?
uiiiiineu iiiu King, ~wiiiu an ainuaing Bigot j
Aii hr8 upon n mule!'?'Very good, sir?,'
retorted Dntsompierre, 'I was your majesty's
1 --jxi l
Kisaisa.?A. female writer says that a
rii-h, hearty kiss Will last a whole day.
Yes, and much, longer. We had ona
noma lime ago; that lasted nearly a mouth
i. e., it is nearly a month since we bad
one. Wonder how mqeb longer it will
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