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"BY ALBERT R. COOKE, '
BANK BUILDING, WATER STRERT,
WARREN, R. I.
Terms $2.50 per annum, fn advance. Special
arrangements made with Clubs of five or more.
Advertisements inserted at 50 cents per square
of twelve lines for one, or $1 per square for three
insertions. Yearly advertising arrangements made
won liberal terms, . A
DEBORAH LEE.
BY FUZZY GUZZY,
'T is » dozen or s 0 of years ago,
Sonowhcw in the west oonfin
That a nice girl lived, as the oo:lcn knew,
By the name of Deborah Lee;
Her sister was loved by Edgar "oe,
Dut Deborah by, me.
. Now I was green, and she was green
As a summer squash might bg‘:e ,
- But we loved as warmly as other folks—
-1 and my l‘:bouh Lee—
With a love that the lasses of Hoosierdom
Coveted her and me. : -
But somchow it h ed long ago,
In the n‘fiuhh m::ountng, n
That a chill March morning &vp the shakes
To my beautiful Deborah :
And the grim Steam Doetor (curse him!) came,
And bore her away from me:
The Doctor and De-{h-g-oid rutnero——
1o the agucish west countree.
The u!olo wanted her up in Heaven,
(But they never asked for me /)
And that is the reason, I rather guess,
In the agideish west countree, ;
'l'hatblho hcold March wind, and the Doctor and
cat
Took off my Deborah Lee—
My beautiful Deboruh Lee—
From the warm sunshine and the opening flowers,
Aud hil ker away from me.
Qur love was as strong as a six horse tcam,
Or the love of folks older than we—
And possibly wiser than we,— .
Bat Death, with the aid of the Doctor and steam,
Was rather too many for me—
-80 he clused the peepers and stopped the breath
Of wy swectheart, Deborah Lee ;
And her form lies cold in the prairie mould,
Sileut aud colg—ah me!
The foot of the hunter shall rreu ber grave,
Aud the prairie’s sweet wild flowers
la their odorous beauty around it wave,
Through all the summer hours—
The still briflht suminer hours,—
Aud birds shall sing in the tufted grass,
Aud the nectar Infien bee
With his dreamy hum on bis gouze wings pass—
Slie wakes no more to me!—
Ab, never more to me !
Ah, never more to me !
Though the wild birds sing and wild flowersspring,
She wuk'e- uo more to me.
Yet oft, in the hush of the dim still night,
A vision of beauty I see,
QGliding soft to my godoide—o phantom of light—
Dear, beautiful Deborah Lee—
lldy bride that was to be,— )
And I wake to mourn that the Doctor and Death,
And the cold March wind, should stop tie bicath
Of my dsrllngo?ebonh Lec— ,
Adorable Deborah Lee—
That the angels should want her up ia Icaven
Before they wanted me/
—_— eGP -
Tor wAY THEY MARRY, SOMETIMFS, IN INDIANA,
Our Hoosier friends have a way of their own of
indulging their passions and sentiments, even to
the sacrifice, sometimes, of conventionalitics.
We have heard of an instance in which a father
andson m"j’ tvosisters—the erlqmln.mlro
:;ylnmnrst, and the father taking a liking to his
daughter-in-law, sought the acquaintance of her
sister, proposcd, and was warrécd to her. Thus,
in addition to the natural sisterly conncciion
which cxisted, one sister was made step-mother
and tho other step-daughter and daughter-in-law
to her own sister. Each party having issue, it
isa now'clt{ to trace the rclationship of the off
spring to the * old folks” and to each other. The
old gentleman was grandfather and uncle to his
son's children, whiloe his better half stood both
as grandmother and aunt to the same ho‘)c.ful
scions. The young man became his father's
brother-in-law, and enjoyed the same relation
ship to his cruel step-mother, while he wasboth
uncie and half-brother to his father's children.
The descendants of each have cventually become
so entangled in the tics of consanguinity, that at
Jast accounts the oldest son of one of the parti~s
was endeavor'ng to Yrove,upon geneological prin
ciples, that he was his sister’s grandfather. We
hear that * politics makes strange bedfellows;”
wo have certainly shown that love and matrimo
ny somctimes makes strange relationships.—
T'ridune.
Ax Uxrucky PartNeßsmp.—A man named
William J. Smith is now in the Gth District Sta
tion House, havinz been arrested on Sunday by
Sergeant Sherman, on a chargc of drunkenness.
It seems he wes taken in and done for by a young
lady who went partners with hiw in a matrimo
nial enterprise. Ie fOt married about a fort
night ago, and before long learned that his wife
had been a nymph du pave. Poor fellow! He
took to rum-drinking by way of consoling him
self, and so found his way into the celis.—
Drooklyn Daily Times.
More ReMARKABLE.~Somo one remarked to
Lord Eifingham that in Greenland persons had
been known to live to the age of a hundred, ina
place where there had never been a physician,
*That is certainly wonderful,™ ropliog his lord
ship, “but I can tell you what is far more so.
Persons have been known to live to the age of a
kundred here in London—and yet there arc here
many thousand physicians.”
“Ma, does pa kiss you because he loves you?”
inquired a littlo Jacky of his mother.
“To be sure, sonny; why did you ask that
quu‘gon . he i girl
% ' o loves itchen . girl, too,
for 1 h:'elt': m&: her mm ffiy times Jast
Sunday when you was tfi” to meeting.” -
There was & fuss. in the family.
Hen Presexce—" There, is lomethl;fl‘to
mwe,”’ says an eminent statesman, * very n
ing in the prosence of woman; some strange in
fluence cven if one is not in love with them, I
plways feel in better humor with myselfand ev
oryt{hg else, if there is & woman within ken.”
Granville Montello and Sarsh Foster wore
married in the county jail of Richmond, Va.,on
Saturday last. They were both convicts. They
were mutually smitten,from having obtained an
m‘:.'iond.l(mpu of each other through the
gra S
An suctioneer's clerk in this city, being di
rocted by his employer to advertise a copy of a
frueo,xl Raphacl, wrote, *“ A fresh cow by raf
fle."—N. Y. Mirvor.
Tux Tunee Powens. —The Effl‘—‘“l. Ipit
—&omeut; the three rul mfi?'&.
PR o L
sbly.
WARREN TELEGRAPH.
NO PARTY PLEDGE OR DISCIPLINE WE OWN,
VOIL. 1.
Sclected Riscellanp.
MINISTERS?” WIVES.
BY MRE. T. J. CARNEY.
“Well! what of them? why bring us more
words upon this worn out theme " exclaims one
of this martyr-band, almost petulantly. Blame
her not for this, though shé % a minister’s wife,
for she ha-, perhaps recently, listened for the
thousandth time to those wosz. as tl.o caption
of a long cssay, where every verb was in the im
perative. Fear not, thou wearied one! This is
an age of progress, and as it has boen recently
digcovered that ministers were real live men,
who eat and drink like other people, needed but
tons on their skirts, and somctimes actually wore
holes in their stockings, we may hope ere long
to convince tho same world that ministers’ wives
are not super-nataral women, but may become
wearied, and forgetful of their exalted station,
while performing the homely dutics of oreparing
for uis cating and drinking, of repairing shirts
and stockings.
We read and hear much about “ the peculiar
datics of a minister's wife.” For one, T positive
ly deny that as a minister’s wife, she has any
* peculiar duties.” As a Christian woman, the
wife of a Christian man, her duties are many,
but not one moze, at least out of her own home,
because she is a minister’s wife. She is under
no more obligation to be President of the Ladies’
Scwing Circle, than her husband is to be Super
intendant of the Poor-House. Both offices are
worthy ; there is no objection to their filling
them if they can do so without neglecting dutics
that are ncarer. It is the duty of a minister’s
wife to assist in the Sabbath SC{IOOL the Benev
olent Society, the Missionary, or any other Chris
tian enterprise, if she can «l)c') so without neglect
ing her own family ; bat it is asa Christian wo
man and not as a minister's wife, that these du
ties devolve upon her, As a wife, it is her dut
to visit her husband’s friends, if he and they wisfl
it, and to rcccive them hospitably at her dwell
ing; but as a winister's wife, it is no more her
duty to make pastoral calls than it is to prepare
sermons, or deliver them from the pulpit. The
socioty Lave settled a pastor not a pastoress. His
duty ils to attend to the spiritual wants of his
people; hers, to attend to all the wants of her
own houschold.
Who expects the merchant’s wife to visit all
his customers, or & farmar’s to leave her butter
and cheese unmade, while she plants corn, or
hoes potatoes ? Yet is it not much more reason
ble than to expect the minister's wile to neglect
her own family, to busy hersclf about society af
fairs ?
Ministers are seldom able to 9mploK servants,
and are usual‘l,{ebbligod to exerciso tho strictest
cconomy to obey the Bible precept, * Owe no
man.” Yet the necessity of receiving many vis
iuhwnn from strangors, dauscs a larger amount
of houschold Wwork to be nccessary, and cal’a for
the excrcise of much more frugality and judi
cious calculation to adapt the small means to the
result desired. Upon whom does this fall, if not
upon his wife? Then it must be pemembered
th -t a minister is expected to dress neatly at all
times, let his salary be ever so small. Tge rag
ged coat or old hat, that would be passed upon
the farmer with, “ Ch, he is only about his
work,” upon the minister would be acrying sin.
“ Strange he wiil so disgrace his society.” Who
is to make the old garment apnear as the new,
if not his earcful wife?
~ Ministers’ children have become a- proverh, |
and how is it to be otherwise, if father and mo- |
ther are both to be employed taking care of oth- |
er people's families ? While she is working for |
the heathen abroad, who is to take care of the |
little hecathen at homce? I have searched the |
Seriptures carefully, and can find no injunction |
to ministers’ wives. One, indeed, there is, for ‘
deacons’ wives, but it relates to home duties en- |
tirely. I cannot believe, if they were o very |
different from the dutics of other wives, but that |
the difference would have becn alluded to, and f
clearly pointed out. ‘ '
Let ministers’ wives have the moral courage '
to stem the tide of popular opinion upon flxisl
suhject, by resolutely doing their duty as Chris- |
tian wives, and Christian mothers. Let each
*look well to the ways of her household,” take
the burden of temopral care from her husband’s
mind, and bring up her children ** in the nurture
and admonition of the Lord.” God has given
her these dutics, she received them willingly
when she first became a wife and mother, and
she has no moral right to neglect them, nor to
delegate them to others. The souls of her chil
dren are in her hands, and in a great degree her
husband’s also. Solemnly shall thc{obo required
of hcr, and fecble, indecd would the utter
.ance, * Lord ! I have given those treasures unto
my handmaid, and she hath lost them.” Let her
rather be able to respond in the beautiful lan
of the mother’s epitaph, ‘ Herc am I,
m,ewith the children Tgou hast given me.”
Lot her, as far as is in her power, mako her
husband's house a happy home, from which he ‘
m:{ carry & heart fillod with its sunshine; &
quict home where he mt\{ pursue his studics ; a |
calm home from which he may go forth to the
sanctuary with a calm spirit; a loving home
where ho may rest whon weary ; a Christian
home where his fuith may be strengthened. Let
her life be to him a living sermon, from which |
he may ever transcribe words of heartful elo- |
3uonce. a h(mn of praise ever sounding¥n the |
eEths of his heart. l
ot her do this, and sho hath done more for |
his society than if she had made many visits, was |
President of the Sewing Circle, Superintendent |
of the Sabbath School, and Committee of one to l‘
attend to everybody's busincss. She will besides |
have a'fair prospect of living te,a good g}ld age
with the partner of her youth, instoad of lesving
him to the desolation of early widowhood, and |
her children to the tenderness of strangers. It
is now a common remark that ministers are car- l
ly called to bercavement, and this is usually sup
ed to bo the result of their choosing intellec- |
ml companions, who have lrl?nrod their health |
by study and thought. I belicve it t&be rather
t{o result of th;muhr idea, that t.hez ust do
fll of their own , and half of their &nd’n ;
RO, |
Farewell, then, sister-band, may ye all be |
strengthened to perform your dutics well ; ‘
“ And may ye better reck the rede i
Than cver did the adviser.”
—Olice Braneh. |
Kzzr vour TExPER —Avoid entering into an
argument with a deaf’ man in & rall car, as it is
surc to load high words.
WARREN, R. 1., s‘ATUR‘DAf‘ , FEBRUARY 21, 1857.
’ ONE OF THE GARROTING CASES.
. An incident which did actually happen a few
mights since, gives s new and lnd’:rou |
to the garroting panic. A certain Doctor, 3:: 1
tist, residing above Bleecker umotfi(::dt m |
sessed, like many others, with a d fear of
‘the garroters. Rcadins‘t.he dreadful accounts in_
the newspapers from { to day, and * the ut
“ter inefficiency of the police,” he ooodurd.fih |
many others, to purchase a revolver, It was a
beautiful little pocket picce, and as he placed it
in his breast, he h\;gpd itasa friend that would
sgrve 'him in time of need. Still the horrid foar
would return on him as the shades of n(‘ht’lfi'
for he was, unfortunately, obliged to be out
,doors after nightfall, I
One night last weck, when the sidewalks were
vory slipsery, returninsonhom through 12th
street, and thinking, no doubt, of the m
he encountered a man in black. The at
tempted to shy aside togive the suspicious indi
vidual more than his share of the, pavoment, but
{ust at the moment of passin?‘, the garroter
roached to, strikin‘f against the Doctor with
great force. Away flew the Doctor’s feet on the
slippery pavement ; down went the Doctor, and
down went the man inblack. It wasa struggle
which should be up first, but the Doctor otggxe .
advantage. Hastily he felt his pockot%or his |
purse ; it was safe! Hastily he moved his band ’
to where his watch shoul’c'l be—it was gone ! |
‘ Marder and robbery!” shouted the Doctor, as |
the man in black, who had regained his foct, |
was attempting to make the politest apology. |
Out, in a twink'ing, drew the Doctor his six- |
mouthed protector. The man in black was re
newing his apology with a double carnestness,’
* None of your nonsense!” said the Doctor, ex- '
citedly ; “give me my watch, you scoundrel |
you!” backing the demand with the presenta- |
tion of his pistol to the breast of the man in |
black. The man in black again attomgtcd an |
apology, and in a tone of great surprise declared |
that there was a mistake, and ‘that he ha? no ;
watch but his own. “Don’t try your humbug |
on me,” said the Doctor, whose watch certainly |
was not in its place, and tho Doctor advanced |
his pistol still closer to the man in black, *l'm |
in carnest, and so give up my watch,” added the |
Doctor, in the tone of a fearful resolution, The ;
man in black saw that the Doctor was in earn- |
est, and he handed his watch to hite. The Doc- i
tor transferred it to his pocket, and made his
way home in a state of great excitoment. '
His wife was alarmed at his appearance, and
great was her consternation when informed that !
he had been attacked and robbed by a garroter, |
“ But,” said the Doctor, * this little bull-dog™
~displuying his, revolver-—‘‘made the rascal |
give up ‘my watch in short order.” ‘ Your
watch ¥’ into:-ro%atod his amiable spouse. *‘ Yes
—the scamp grabbed my watch, but he met the
wrong *customer this tiwme.” A burst of merry
laughter followed the Doctor's narrative of his
mfiht‘condu'g. The Doctor was amazed at his
wife's extraordinary wirts, snd confusedly ask<
ed its cause. ‘“‘And you made the scamp give
up tite watch?” and another merry laugh in- {
ercased the Doctor’s confusion. “ Why, my |
dear,” said his loving spouse, her eyes beaming |
with fun, “do you not remember that on leav- |
ing in the morning, you said you would not take |
your watch with you?—pyour watch is now on |
the bureau!” The Doctor’s “little bull-dog” |
had disappeared, and his cyes were fixod on the ,
* time-picce” which he had *‘garroted” from the |
man in b'ack. Next day the Doctor took the |
watch to the office of the Chief of Police, to be '
advertised for the owner. Since then the Doc
tor leaves his * bull-dog” at home, and carries |
his watch.—-XN. Y. Sun. !
Puxcruanity.— Mr, Scott, an inhabitant of Ex
cter, England, travelled on business till about 80
yeais of age. e was ono of the most celebra
ted characters in the Kingdom for punetuality,
and by his methodical conduct, joined to uniform
diligence, he gradually amassed a large fortune.
For a long serics of years, the p:oprictors of ev
ery inn he frequented in Devon and Cornwall
kucw the day and the very hour he would ar
rive. A short time before he died, a gentleman
on a journcy in Cornwall, stopped at & small inn
at Port lsane, to dine. The waiter presented
him with a biil of fare which he did not approve
of ; but obscrving a fine duck roasting,
“I'll have that,” said the traveller.
“ You cannot, sir,” said the landlord, “it is
for Mr. Scott of Excter.”
“1 know Mr. Scott very well,” rejoined the
gentleman ; “ he is not in your house,"
“True, sir,”" #aid the landlord, “but six
months ago, when he was here last, he ordered
a duck to be ready for him this day preeiscly at
12 o'clock ;” and to the astonishment of the
traveller, he saw the old gentleman jogging into
the inn yard just about five minutes before the
appointed time. .
A Fowr Dearn.—A correspondent of the
Boston Tramcrifit tells this hen story :—* The
finest, largest pullet we had, yesterday, in some
mysterious way, swallowed a pieco of stout
string nearly two yards long, with a littl» knot
at the end. The knotted end was formed into
a loop around the root of the tongue; the other
end passed down into the gizzard; and this cu
rious and irresistible corn-mill, in its ceascl ss
grindings, drew tho tongue out 'Ly the roots,
(pulling at the string,) till the poor thing was
strangled by the tongue choking u)m the gullet.
We could not relieve her, and, of course, the
difficulty was not made evident until a diligent
post-mortem examination brought to light the
murderous string, through which the gizzard
had actually Pulled the tongue sway down to
the wind’Pi&o. ' That wiil do for a true story of
a “ fowl” death, :
: O @, ST
Woxperrur TraxsFormation.—Two fair Ja
dies were mdinfi, the other day, Byron's *Pris
oner of Chillon. Thlj is, one lady was pre
tending to read it aloud to the other lady. No
woman has ever been, now is, or ever will be
capable of listening without interrupting. Se
that at the very commencement, when tho read
cr read the passago—
“ Nor grew it white
In a single night,
As men's have grown, from u!dn fears.”
White! Mow odd, to be sure! Well, I
know nothing about men's hair, but there is our
friond Mre, Gese, of Twelfth street, the lady
who has just been twenty-nine yecars old for the
last fifteon years, her husband died, you know,
.(sL el tarmed 00
was 80 intense,
dlack vhh twenty four hours after the occure
renco of the sad owent, i
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“BUT FREELY SEEK TO FOLLOW TRUTH ALONE.
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Y, ;Bi OdLLECTOR.—A gentleman from
Nowh York, had been in Boston for the pur
posegpt collecting some money due him, and was
2bosy loaving the Adams House on his return,
whe *f ound that one bill of a hundred do!-
¢ ‘ Deen ovefloq%'
¥ » landford, who tho debtor, thought
it a guubtful case ; but added that if it was col
loctale at all, & tall rawboned Yankee, then
« g & in another part: of the hotel,
woulc, * worry it out " of the man.
Oglling him gp, thwyh:ody he introduced him
to thy.creditor, showed him the aceount.
““Wall, squire,” said he, “taint much use ¢’
tryi’, Tgucss fkno_w_ that eritter. You‘tnifiht
a 8 Will Ry to squecze ife’ out’of Banker Hill
Motitmgbint, as to collect a debt out of him. But
w Squire, what'-you give; sposin’ 1 do
. Vg .
Pu“fl'fl. sir, the l:lillll is one bufil!;‘o(gfdolhrs—‘-
u—ycs, I'll give you ou cul
] wfi:g you—y give y yi y
“’Gieed,” replicd the collector; * there's no
barncin tryin’, any way.”
Some wecks after, the creditor chanced to be
in Brston acain, and walking up Tremont Row,
ono.uz‘l:red bis entcrprisin + friend the collector.
¥ “How about that bill?” enquired the New
“ Look o' here, squire,” said he, ““I had con
siderdble luck with that bill o’ yourn. You see,
I stuck to him like a dog to a root, but for the
first Week or so twan't no use—not a bit. If he
was at home he was short; if he wasn't at home
I could get no satisfaction. By-and-by, after go
in’ sixteen times, ‘l'll fix you,’says I. So I
sat down on the door-step, and sat all day and
a part of the evening, and I began e;rlli' next
day ; but about 10 o'clock he gin in." He paid
me 10y half] and I gave him up the note!”
. e OO
Loxpox Derecrives.—The principal sign by
which a thief may be detected in any assembly,
is the wandering of his eye. Whilst those about
him are cither listening to a speaker or witness
ing a spectacle, his orbits are poering restlessly,
not to say anxiously around. One of the detect
ive police who attended at the h{h? of the
foandation stone of the Duke of Wellington’s
College, thus explained to us the capture of a
gentlemanly looking person who was present on
that oceasion.
“If you ask me,to give my reasons why 1
tlbufht this person a thief the moment I saw
hiw I could not tell you; I did not even know
n\p‘solfi There was something about him as
about all swell mobmen, that uumedistel({ at
tracted mfi' attention, and led me to bend my
eyc upon him, Hoe did not appear to notice my
watching him, but passed on into the thickesi
of the crowd, but then he turned and looked to
wards the spot in which I was—this was enough
for ue, althbugh'{&;?d never secn him before,
n.g.‘hu l:ad not to nty bnowledge attempted t¢
pidic any bocket; and limmediately made my
wat tusards him, and tapping him upon ti
shoulder, asked him abruplf;', “What do you
do here?” Without ang hesitation, he sai({ in
an under tone, ‘I should not have come if I had
knowa I should have seen any of you." I then
asked him if he was working with any compan
ions, and he said, ‘No, upon my word Ip amn
alone ;' upon this I took him off to the room
which we had provided for the safe kecping of
the swell mobmen.”"—London Quarterly Re
view,
e Gl P e et
Firry Cexts ox A Dorrar.—A gentleman in
Twelfth street, who is in the habit of sending
his boots out to be blacked, could not find his
polished understandings one day last week.
He sent his little son to the darkey’s cellar, but
he returned saying it was shut up. The gentle:
man went himself in his slippers, and after rap
ping some time, he heard a noise inside. Pre:
sently a window opened and Cufty's head poked
through.
“ I want my boots,” said the gentleman.
“Sorry to 'form you, massa, dat you can't
hab uw,” repliecd Cufl. *‘Fac'is, lis gib out,
bu::tod, broke, cleaned out, jammed up, split, I
is.'
“But Cuff,” said the gentleman, “I can't
help that. I must have my b ots.”
gufl’, finding his customer rather riled up,
pol(:led one of tio boots out of the window and
said :
¢ Massa, I isn't tellin’ no lie. lis clean bust
and no mistake. Ise taken an 'ventory of my
'fee's, and as I b'lieve on the honor ob a gentle
man dat I shall be able to pay fifty cents on
dollar, lis willing to gib you yours now. Da:
it am. Take de Eoot." '
So saying, he slammed to the window, leaving
our fiiend to go home in his slippers, with on
boot in his hand—his Jifty cents on a dollar.—
A. Y. paper.
Divorces v Kenrueky.—-The Louisville
Journal of Fcb. Tth, remarks as follows upon a
number of divorces lately obtained in tbat
State: 7 kel Week i aala LT ¢
“ It does not speak well for the faithfulncss
and affections of those of our masculines who
are married, that nine-tenths of the applications
for divoree in the Ohancery court come from un
fortunate wives. Yesterday the Chancellor di
vorced Sarah G. Atchison from John Atchison.
A divorce was also granted a gentleman named
Collier who is eighty years of age. He had not
only been swindled out of the loyalty of his
wife, but, as he alleges, cheated out of his pro
’.?Ju understand that two ladies, who were di
vorced last l'rid.{. were married again in three
days afterwards.
Pat was hungry, snd got out of the cars for
his refreshment. Tho cars very tboughtleu;l{y
went on without him. Pat's ire was up. * Yo
Tlpoen!" he cried, starting on a run, and sha
king his fistis he flew after she tmin. ** Stop
{hcu. yo old stame-wagin; yo murtharin stame
mm—yo’ve got a passinger aboord that's lost
ind/” The sumo-lnflno " was rolentless,
and tho pasdenger ‘‘a " that was “‘left be
hind" had to stay behind.
It is said of a lady who had just o-mud
her forticth dmdo:dzbo has phyjed very loudly
on her fiuo, while she never alladed to her age
except in & whisper, that she was forte upon her
piano, but piane upon her forty.
Never forsake a friond. When enemies gath
or thick and fast around him—when sickness
falls mth%'b the world is dark
:; is the timao to try truo friénd-
§7",The following jis the article in the Pro
vidence General Adrertiser, referrea to on our
next page. |
THE PLAGIARISM IN WARREN AND
THE WARREN TELEGRAFPH, |
We find ourselves compelied to advertise gra- ‘
tuiteusly ** The Rhode Island Telegnp&: aypa
per uuarl{ unknown to the people of t cl{ 2
a paper of which we have ouhe.ives never n{n
but two copies and the editor of ‘which—a M,
A. R. Cooke—seems to us'to be absolutely lack
ing in common sensg. To tell the plain trath,
we think, after reading his leading article, in the
«copy of the npor which he sent us last Wed
nedoy, thla‘tl is the greatest ass we have ever
yet met with in the shape of an editor.
His article is dpubflshcd in reply to the charge
whic#;u made on the first page of last woek's
Gen Advertiser, that the tale published in
Warren, as original, under thetitle of ** Country
Visitors” and public‘lz claimed, by the Te'e
graph, as original with a young lady of that
place. was plagiarized from a tale entitled,
. Count? Visitors, or the Fourth of July Ora
tion,” which was written by Agnes Leslie for
Gleason’s Pictorial and orig{nally published in
that p.gcr for July Bth, 1854, and which we
also fu lished on the first and fourth pages of
our last week’'s paper, together with the taie
charged as bhaving been plagiarized—so that cv
ery reader might havean opportunity to com
pare them. The offence, if proved, would of
course juslify its exposure; but it never would
have been exposed by us, (for the simple reason |
that we should never have seen either «f.the |
tales,) bad not the brother of the authorcss of
the original tale called at our office ; camplained
of the manner in which the fruits of his sister’s
mentgl toil had been purloined ; put into our
hands the papers containing each of, the tales,
and asked us if we would do her the justice to
expose the transaction. Now our ** gallantry”
is of an entirely different stamp, we are happy
to say, from that of the rather benighted indi
vidual who conduets Tho Warren Telegraph.
His * gallantry”—(the constituent elements of
which would seem, from his own conf.ssion, to
be indiscretion, obtrusiveness and servility)—
leads him seriously to comprowmise the reputa
tion of *one of our Warren young ladies,” and
place her in a very unenviable light before the
‘| public. ~ Our “gallantry,” on the contrary,
| leads us to *right the wrongs” of fair woman,
"| so far as mpay be eomrptiblo with *strict attén
' tion to business.” IHence, we saw fit to comply
' | with the rcasonable request of the fair authoress
" of the original tale of ** Country Visitors"—she
| being *‘one of our Providence young ladies,”
' and one, moreover, well known and of bigh rc
' | spectability.
‘| We consequently published the two tales on
! | the first and four h pages of our last week's hya
! | per, with some preparatory remarke, in which
;r‘, we charged : .
.| First, That's phflwinn had been committed.
.| __Sccond, That it had been comuitted in the
| | Warren paper. .
/| Third, That it had been committed by “one
' | of our Warren young ladies.” .
| After the two tales had been published, in ijux
| taposition, the first charfc was fully proved, for
'| the nature of the resemblance between the two,
f was such that no person, even of tho most ordi
| nary capacity, could entertain a doubt about it.
| There are the tales. Lot them speak for them-
| selves.
; i As the date of the number of Gleason's Picto
| rial, in which one of these tales was for the first
| time published, scttled the priority of that tale,
; l the second charge—that the plagiarism was
| committed in Warren—was also satisfactorily
. established. .
| The third charge, that it was committed by
|| one of ‘‘our Warren young ladics” rests, of
| course, on the declaration in The Wairen Tele
| graph that the tale there published was ** from
~ the pen of one of our Warren young ladies and
does her credit. .
- Now the editor of The Tclegraph does not
“scem to understand very clearly what consti
| tutes a plagiarism, or the nature of the evideuce
i requisite to prove that a plagiarism bas been
| committed, and he not only virtually admits the
|| truth of all these charges, but somethini worse
' besides! He admits that *“ a girlish whim in
| duced” a young lady in Warren to * writo out,
| in her own words, without hunting up the orig
| inal,” the tale of * Country Visitors” which he
\ I says *she had read long before;” he admits
.| thut she sent or allowed her manuscript to be
. delivered for publication, in a paper calicd “ The
. Toa 'Table,” without indicating by any sign er
. words on the manuscript that it was an imita
- | tion of a tale she had rvad, or borrowed from a
tale sho had read, or selected from any publica
tion, or in fact that it was anything worc or less
than what it t&pured to be, viz :—an original
composition ; he admits that the printers pub
lished it as original as they certainly had a right
to do and were in truth bound to do in the ab
gsence of any directions to the contrary ; he ad
mits that she allowed it to pass as original after
it was published in *‘ The Teca Table,” although
Ire says that she made some confessions to “'sev
orun‘{iends" that it was not her own; he ad
mits that after it had been re-published in The
Telegraph as original (!) as ** from the pen of
ono of our Warren young ladies;” (!!) and a 8
“ doing bher credit,” (!1!) she did not evin then
cause it to be stated, in Tho Telegraph, that the
tale was an imitation, or a borrowed one, ot}ub
lished by mistake as origina!, or anything of the
sort; but that she continucd cdmplmn%w
wear the laurel ‘wreath with which Tho Tele
graph (inmocently enough, we' doubt not,) had
crowned her!!!! v »
Of the truth of some statcmen%cnmlo by The
Telegraph in ertenuation of the Yhets above nat
rn‘tcflgo publie, at large, have of ‘eomrée no
means of judging. These statergents | f
which are quite improbable) rest entigely on
the authority.of The Kelograph alilogy lr
Warren pomo will of course A\ ch w .
importance they may sce fit to them. our
own part, we don’t believe a word of them; and
if they be true, they only go to show that “one
of our Warren young ladies” istoo silly to com
prehend the moral turpitude of commitling &
plagiarism—for that M lw.boo ozma
mitted, it is impossible to deny. Whether it is
to be attributed to the dishonesty, ery, ig
norance or thoughtlessness of the ‘fio coms
mitted it, is & question which the m
w settle for alanulm The violont
ich the editor of The m‘. be
in wnd the vulgar abuse of al Adyers
than “‘g&m‘. The Tegrapive “.b
Qque
S 0N b oia "y Wi N sltqu
NO, 3!
charges—inclines us to befeve thint Hobafibriel
fully conscious of the existence of something =
wrong somwlh:ml Warkdh, ‘“‘midst doanes so
charming..’ meantime,
him 4o keep as,quies. a 8 § m ‘;:!; %
precautionary meas ily hoad guayed, M
tlmoner b;th and Fflefi ¢ 0 »(»‘7: vy
Auti-Bilious Pills” o 1 gofig td Bed**™ ;
T s iAT i e Ll
recely commun pm) rren, whick
Wo sbotfxlz 'h‘:?e no pm‘[c‘:flgr 0D f"x’! fut
}‘gfins did it not contain someé've fedpridhd
reflections upoft 6" motived iy ; "
charge, which we'did, last week. » Phiwetghue v
nimn. however, contgins ne infasrmation At .
L T e
of jt is, that the y did i, '
didn't mean to d?:’;.:‘ Shehq ’
ory” the Providence young % rigin
(for' which this yotung lady was paid by thé'Bos>""
ton K:blisher,) cnc!gny chtn&-w*
all the characters, altered, toa great-estontythy«
language, and allowed her manusenipt bmn
lished as original, and when it wasse pu 3
told some fumale friends, that. it was nof be n
own. S\*‘:e uently, wben,‘thohlo ,wgw -
lished in o’l‘clcgnph, sbe did not undeceive
the flublic. The cxplanatory ‘commnunication ™
which has 'been addressed to w %
like it,) uhou:’d h?i“'t:m addnbl wr::'w-w
ren Tclegraph and ‘therein published, ago,
in justice to our Providence young isdy, whose..
ijuries appear to be entirely i nond%;, »
correspondeni as well as _Tho."?Wp . oi:g
The Telegraph the Warren ]ouna y oweSall”
her annoyances. ler name 1s asknown to us,’
and, as we suppose, to all our ‘readers<=out of*
Warren. ! SR 180
Toe Brive 4¢D #ue Stupgpus-—Af & certain
evening party, a baughty young
to a student who stood mear bs‘., md:
* Cousin John, T understand’ y atric
friend' L. is here. T have a great wfi:
him. Do bring bim here sind' :
to me.”
The student wentin search of his friend, and
at length found him lounging on the sofs. ... ,
* Come L.,” said he,, *‘ my beautiful eo,;h.
Catharine, wishes to be introduced tf gou. o
* Well, trot her out, John,” drawlc L_wfq;
an affected yawn. AP -
John returned to his cousin and advised” her
to defer the introduetion to- a more favordble
time, repeating the snswer he had received. - -
The beauty bit her lips;. but the-next mow
ment she said— 834 riTaßd 7alagie
* Well, nover fear, I shall insist on being, ln-.
e Sodd daliy, 11 wai 160 w U
After some de . W2B up an: cer
e e R e
surp e d 2
pearance of Ostharinc, uldon:"h-g
m bow ; bLut instedd ‘3{ mhodsw
eyc-glase, surveyed bim frow, head;
and then wov'i.ns.{fl‘ Land towards Lim m
out- Tr R
“Trot him off, John, that's énough' ™ = "**
[An old, but excellent story.] ~
——— @ e "
Resvirs or A Quamker,—At Cincinn :
cently, two men, nawcd Ellinmeir_and Leine
tto quarreling in the grocery store of ;fi
g?as]cr, during which they overturtied the stove;
on which wes a vessel fll'lyod with boiling water
Two of Masler's chiidren were seated ata table
near the stove, the boiling water was threwn
over their persons, from the effects of which.one
died in great agony, and the other was momen
tarily expected to die. i e
A humorous fellow, subpanacd as a w ':?
on a trial for assau't, one of the m&m% 0
was notorions for brow-beating witnesscs, asked
him what distance he was from the parties when
the assault happencd, he answered, « - '
‘“ Just four fectfive inches and a half.” ™
“ How cate you to be so exact!” said tho
counscl. ‘
~ “Because T cxpected some fool or oth
ask me, so T mcasured it.” A ’o6"_ would
Prentice, of the Louisville Journal, is the au
thor of the following : “We see thatthe w}
ly, though naughty authoress, who calls
(teorge Sand, has cxpressed i:erself Yory strong
ly in favor of becing burned after. her deaths
there is truth in the Scripturgs, we gucss
will have her wish.” !
The Keokul (lowa) Post giveh th imfiz.
of a young man who located in fl\l!g ¢ity somo
time gince without a shillirg, and'in t‘lfne;fh’l
was worth ¢ ight theusand dollers. ~Such cases,
it states, are quite common. seiiosm ol
| Not s 0 tery common, wo guess. | o !
t ! st L 2 .‘.‘L_“‘lh : -
- ¢Dear me,” eried Mre. Part “what
barbarons wets war does mako nm*n
“in the present age.: Why, it was éaly the ether
iduv that & man in the Cambridag omnibus
pointed out the louse wkmfip.,;i“n
tuqmrtend.__.”_.“ 28 B 4 RNION .
-~ John Phanix, E&q., savk ‘an fl\hflmt
to the theatre once, when Mrs: Smith'w. .
‘tised to apparin WM
ance he-demanded the retarn o
he said Mrs. Swith appearcd whole duging &‘-’R
Porforinanges. .- o i ooled - ea teoe
Dirosit of Butitox,—X to
Nased'sd B "“““’J}‘l"wnm
to his waster '’
days, swallowed wwenty-five,gold dollars, which
he wm : oul aopmimite 4 Dost delde
VW R w— '\ * TN Feew
'.--~‘”!’4. MMEe W 4 o q |
A matzimonial sllisnce of a 0 ypeofiiade e
sctr s Ity gt S o Pheviai e
:"{v..‘ y y PO SSI ‘&'h‘ oet e
md{fi‘ of 8E it
by, M"W
o' v vw 'a_.‘_“ ~
11 mmmrmvmuum":
in the post ofbiee st Lowell;
hundred daily.: Dhe fectery. b
‘moun in MM:M
. el bl wiwory e
i e daid ¥ ¥ Hepvather
inkatiable bsw “cn m&
tmpatity?" * ¢ raplied the
| young hopefa!, “out | guest L-ean.with® (poon.
§t eGO |y
e
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ellwer. cesLow vwemitaet Yo tighew
LY@ o 0L ed Lo w sidbet iong e 1o

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