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leii I' W r--.irm.rsv i at,t "I ui i I
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('!e it n ih f.tretail f shouted lb)
i rl male of the Huron
j too Kn. I h f! ciumcnc d in
I tl. mort in?. anJ i aJ tx-ea rJn!'
lisijbtaaltb, eight u tltH. "tlu-o it
Mrf med to La e r"chl iti clnu4Ji,im.l
blew 'grtal gunt'fivui ilie north-
TLer ai ! a IrrrtienJous wa,
hk b male cr thing crck in the
old craft, a h ruSiid and plunged
in the tirrnjr e.
The fure and rniit-n topaili hud
Lien uWii, and nothing now rtmaia
nl, witli tJ.e excp:itii of a doe ret f
ed tf'(i.nl, the loj'tiiaul ytHj.tuil, niid
th fuirail, thf la.'l iiientiuniMl of
which wai ulrraly Riving Kiu.-iiom
warning of an inli uti'in to part com
pany aith the old chip, and (1 olT in
tait n U the kt rfr..
., n e havu n-on, the mate
wit (leirru.iMi il i,i t Ia pi-unit a catas
trophe of thin oature. In obedience
to hi order lh tiieu sprang to the
cievrliix . h'jiiilitit. uiij (ih(-ci4. TLt'n
ai the ship ptve a ride lurch ta the
windward, the hct-U wrre let go, and
ai.d by quick, vigorous work, the f!ai
pin end was clt-wtd up ere it Iwgnii
uniu to till.
In Ice time than ia occupied in re
latinj; the fad, the men were skipping
nut upon boili yard arru.s, and pr--t-ntly
they am; rnpaed in puilinj;
up the sail. .Su Idi-iily, however, the
chip made a furious plunge, the nail
Ik-w up, nod Toiu Lt-award, the best
(-hiiinii itud nwjt jovial vhipmute that
ever hiindh.-d a niarliu-pik f,wa knock
ed from tlia w eal her yard arm into
the tri!iprt(IOIH a.
'Mail uvi board! Man overboard!
Tom Liuwiwd in overboard!' cinuu
from the foreyaid in wild, tinging
'A lope! a roje!' was shrieked
from thejawgof the remorpeless waves
Springing to ihe muin rigii'g, the
mate matched a coil from a pin, find
hurled it toward Ihe white face, which
he could juM diriinuifli .thiough (he
gloom lliat thioodtd the wild waters.
Then he daited i II and threw him
4i It into ihe mizen chain.
Tom li i I suecuded in grasping the
tope thrown to him, ai the mate mt
c ived, upon gaining the position to
h h e have uiluded. l'eeiing in
to I'm dark waves hei.eiilh him, he be
held the drowning h-hiiihii clinging to
the h ee ol rigging with a tenacious-
''-l'- ...
.Suddenly the ship rolled over to
windward, bringing Tom 60 near the
iiiate thai the hitter might have touch
ed him. The next moment a huge
w ave broke ov er the bund of the strug
gling man, an I he threw up one of his
hau ls. That hand the m;U0 mil.t
easily have gin.'ped, r.nd thu saved
the life of Tom Lenward. JJut inster.d
of doing s-i, he stepped back mutter
ing loiuclhing between his lee:h, while
tliu phosphorescent gleam of the wa
ei lighting Liu feutnre, reveah d a
dark and aiuiobt Gundi.-h txpie.-Jion iu
his ej ts.
An instant, ufierward the ship roll
ed to leeward and Tom was seen no
Why bad the mate refused to grasp
the ex ended hand ? Surely some de
mon must have been mar to sugcoi
the dark thought to bin brain which
had piompted him to net in this man
ner, toTcudnd him thai he :n!aht thus
avenge himself upon the men for
w hom Lucy Manlon bad rejected i',
coiil'ew-iiig at tha tin:C that Tom Leu
ward was her acknowledged lover.
IJut tiow the male e'.ood glaring up
on the dark water that rolled under
him ; and a terrible feeling ot remorse
Came over his firit, causing big drop
of perspiration to stand out upon hi"
fort-bead, wLile he felt as though a
vuhure was gnawing at bis heart.
Oh, were it possible for Tom to
make L appearance again, to raise
his hand once more above the contend
ing wavf, bow gladly, bow eagerly,
would "he mate have grasied the quiv
ering finger end saved Ihe younf
uian,s lite 1
Bui, hU! that never could happen,
a d the mate turned his face from the
datk sea, with a groan and ashuJ.l- r.
He felt that conscience would destroy
the peace of hi lifetime ; tlfat he could
never again look a fellow-creature in
the ey with a steady glance.
As be grasped the shrouds for the
purji.se of returning to tie
detk, be Id eld a white, Lovbdi
face peering at him over the rail. An
exclamation ot horror eg aped ihe lips
of the mate, for be believed this per
son h oi been a witness to the event
that bad recently taken place.
Who it there? be aUd, in a hol
low voice.
ll! ba! baT laughed the other,
tossing hi arms above his head; 'It's
udy me, Lucius, juu know ; only me
w ho couldn't sleep, and c une up to
see the ma t drown. Didnt you see
his band thrown out ol the water?
It a a tight roal sight to see the
wav bis hand went up! But why
Jn't ou catch it r,d pull him out '
, ... , '
Lucius would Lae done. so ! Lucius
aouldii'l have let bim go down !
Jluabl buh! wbisjuTed the mate
a be sprar g to the deck. 'Co down
U.low, and t.eversay that again !
The lit.atic, (or such be was, shrank
awav, taotterrirg, 'The band! t!.s
land! A right n-yal Stgbl was lie
band ricd up over the water !
Go 1m low, I teil you ! as be aaatcb-
id a 1 ) i!g piu from the raft.
At lbl ! 'hi tb l.y liis.sptK-.vred
iibixub tLe coinnaiiioti-wav Witn, a
- - - a - 4
j w.ll cry, and with Uh Land claaped
! ot ths lop of bin heal. For there,
on the crown. h had been i
'few weeks pievimsly, by a b
i.t . . . .
struck, a
block that
had falk-a from aloft, injuring him so
badly that reason dcrted hua.
.V-ar- ely had he disappeared, when
She nun, who bad comiueted their
wotkun the forevanl, came 'tumblins;'
alt in a body to bear about their shin-
'It's no ua,' sail the mate, Dot dar
ing ta raise bis eje ; ou will never
see poor Ion again! He let go the
rop the moment I was about to seiie
him ! I think when t'ie ship lurched
it must have struck him on the head !'
This explanation sa'isiiud llw men,
win) returned to the forecastle to bold
mournful di-custdous upon the fate of
their shiptn its.
Shortly afterward, the oilier watch
was called, and when the men com
posing it were made acquainted with
the fate of Tom Leawaid, the melan
choly news cast a shadow? over the
spirits of all, while mtuy old seamen
actually shed tears, so much waa the
young sa:lor beloved by the crew.
The larboard watch having beep
relieved, they went below j but not
one of the men could sleep so soon af
tar the sad event which had taken
At the end of five hours they were
again ou deck to relieve their shipmates.-
The weather had not chang
ed since they went below. The gala
continued to sweep with dismal shriek
through the shrouds, and the old ship
plunged wildly through the heavy
sens. The ploom v.cu'd liave been
intense, but for the strancphosopho
rescctit light emitted by tLa waves.
.Sparks of lire seemed to fiah along
the w hite cloiidj of foam as they drif
ted over the eea, A child U l.ave
seen the spectacle migU have fancied
that the stars h:d fallen Irom the sky
into the ocean.
"l'oor Tom Ler.waid ! His rave is
among these ure-iea of the seal' tho't
the sailors, as they gt'.ed upon the
wild w-alers.
Suddenly they wercsturted by aery
from the mate, who had been leaning
over the quarter m;l '.. '.ih his eyes fix
ed on the turbulent billows.
'Oh, heavens ! bea cos 1
The men rushed afi in a body, when
by the light of thtbhip's lantern, they
beheld thi ir olfic'i-r staggering toward
(he loizett mast like a drunken man,
his lip colorless, and his eyes bulging
Irom his head, with an expression of
teiroi. '
'What is llio mUer, sir?' inquired
one o." .ha men.
'There, th-jre !' garbed the mr.te,
po-nti.ig t.i ilid v.-eathur rail; 'under,
the ih p's qua. ter 1 I saw it! I saw
it! Ch, heavens 1'
T'.:e men sprang to the bul.varks,
sud vcr:J cv?r il era into the sja. -A
I dn-t ily coud fttJ nothing, but
tile r.2t njoatint, an a huge rave
swept neainst the sida of tba vessel,
nrvij sj:.ttered into liquid frr.gcments,
Miey t'ttjrcd a gitneltnneoua cry of su
pei s itious honor j fur they v.vj din-
ti.:cliy beheiJ t -chUe hens, raised
above the WHter!
Shudderingly they sialed !j"ek, and
Ctool gazing at each other, with pale
fajej and wonder;r.g eyes.
ict a
word was spoLcn vt sorse moLjis.tf,
v. hi n one of lb 2io, an old sailor, f hook
bis hei.J o,jious!y, an J remarked, 'I
fer..' ;hat it tieann no ood to the old
cr.t, ii-y h.ii. I ta!e it as a sort of
wcruii g iK.ii jKjor Ta's ap'.ii !'
The r".n now ventured to look over
the rail ttgin ; but this tine the bund
ivis not ta 1.3 situ-
It'u feone, sir,' said the old sailor,
Surninv; to the m'.tc. 'What d'ye
think v?s the meaning of it?
'1 don't know,' cuid the taste in a
husky voice ; 'you had better go for
wa..l go jbrward,p.Jl of yo't f be add
ed, almost liercely.
The men obeyed, when the mate
commenced to walk the. deck wish rap
id strides.
I; could not Lira been mere fen
cy,' ! tauttered ; "for they saw it.too.
Heavens! that fearful sight! It was
his band his band a 1 beheld it
He concluded, with a groan, and,
aiivaiicing-fearlully to the ra.L, again
peered into the sea. Uu; nothing uow
was to be seen, except the wildly his
sing waters j end be breathed a sigh
of relief.
, Perhaps 1 bhall never s-e it again !'
he mutured. 'May Heaven grant
(list such may be (he case !
And he resumed hi nervous walk
upon the quarterdeck, occasionally ad
vancing to the rail to cast a frighten
ed glance into the water, and, mutter
ing a low "Thank heaven !"' when be
jcrceived the vision waa cot there.
A few hours ulierwards, the dawn
of light began to steal upon the a
ters, and the other watch was called.
Of course the Uitn did not fail to re
late the affair ol the band to their wonder-stricken
shipmates ; and, aa many
of the listeners were superstitious, the
effect cau be better imagined lLaa de
scribed. I
All seemed to agree that it was a i
warning trom tbeir drowned messmafie
a Hark warning ot fclupwreck or
ssttie uttitr caamiiy. tven tiie cap-
1 tain, w bo pnded himself on bi w i-
Jdom, seemed lo enter laia the ame 5
! opinion. Tbe carpenter was at once
uiapaicuea w examine me noid, wtni
ttie oUk-tr were ordered lu go w ith
tlie craft, from siew lo stern, to see d
everuhiug i iu iu plac-a and in
Lip shape Ciot,dit. on. j
ilc can;.cDier anj oxueers Lavitj
brought a satisfactory report to the '
' captain, the latter remarked that Lis;
cooscieDce.was satisfied, and ll.At ;f
Uie vessel t.Hk it in her hiJ to go to
the bottom, it would not be bis faul.
j The subsidence of the gale was mI-
' lowed by a week of good weather, dur-
1 tn2 which notbini was seeu ol the
; mtstcrious band which bad creited so
much excitement among the crew of
tie Huron. The vessel was now ap
proaching . Cape Horn, and rough
weather waa looked for. It came
thundering upon the old crgft on night,
j just as the larboard waten mado its
ppearance on deck, compelling every
rag to4be taken in, with the exception
of the main toprail, and in a short time
even that was reduced to a goose
wing. It was a gloomy night tbfi storm
boa ling a thousand funcj through the
shrouds of the vessel, which w as cr-
eiy moment swept by Iwavy seas
The nieu of the watch were soon gath
ered sit under the round-bou.-, close
ly mufllcd in their pea jatkels, while
their olRccr stood by the weather rail,
lie had been looking to wind a ard, but
now happening to casta glance under
the ship's quarter, be again beheld
above the surface of. the raging tides
that fearful band, which he hud hoped
that he would never see aain. Yes,
there it was, held high abtve the crest
of a foaming wave, as before, w hitely
gleaming in the phosphorescent light
ol the sea
With one wild and terrible cry the
mate fell senseless upon the deck ; and
tU'the same moment, a Luge wall of
water rushed down upon (he ship, and,
lifting biai lika feather, carried him
far awr.y to lbs leeward. The men
rushed from their shelter, upon hear
inj the cry ol their offi. -ex, to ascertain
its cause ; but the noise of the sp-r-roachiag
aeaj warned thetn to save
themselves by clinging 10 the
running rigging of the mizen
ciast. Now, however, they sprang to
the weather rail, just in time to get a
glimpse of the band before it disap
peared. 'Uoy,'BaiiI the old seaman to whom
ha7Q before, alluded, 'you'll sec
that har.3 do more. It w aa a warning
of the doo-i cf our mate, who has been
washed overboard. I saw his form
as it was carried off by the sea IVXS
We have but a few more words 10
add. When the rest of the crew were
made acquainted with the fact's we
havejiiat related, the excitement w as
intense, and numberless were the
questions BDOWeie.) npcu 1I10 lurbc-a d
The loss of the male, coupled as it
wss with the appearance of the toys
toriouj hum, seemed to inspire every
man with feelings of superstitious awe.
But the next day it was rumored thai
the captain had found in the room of
the lunatic a piece of heavy wood with
a fluffed glove attaclaad to it, in such
a way as to i ccupy an upright posi
tion. A long sfrin; was la.tened to
this novel coutrivance.by which mean
tha boy could have lowered it through
I the dead light into the sea.
Our renders wi.I remember that the
sight ol Tom's hand, raised above the
water, had produced a strong impres
sion upon the disordered brain of Lu
cius , and it waa probably this influ
ence that bad inspired him with the
6trange w hitn of creating the decep
tion alluded to.
Ths greater portion of tins crew,
however, refused to credit the rumor,
and always insistei that the hand they
had Seen was that of their beloved
shipmate, who bad resorted to this
means t. warn them of the doom
which finally befell the mate of the
The Settlors of Pitcairn Island.
from the Glasgow lli-rajd.
The mutiny of the Bounty and the
settlement of Pitcairn Inland is a ro
mance in real life which has exercis
ed a peculiar charm over millions of
readers. Theorig n4of the settlement
was so strange, and it subsequent his
tory so extraordinary, tlmt lew could
read the history without interest, and
fewer still could forget it afterward.
It is pretty well known, we dare suy,
that in the year 1767 tha Bounty, un
der command of Caplaiu Win. liliyh,
left England for. O.aheite, with the
view of obtaining, for the benefit of
the West India Islands, a cargi of
bread, frnit and other plants, with
which the island abounded.
Wbi!e ou tbliOmwrd voyage the
crew niutiiiiwfl, uid Laving taken p
session of the si ip, the captain and
seventeen compaaioos were placed in
an open boat, wiih a ima!l quantity of
provisions and fresh water, and left to
shift for themselves on the wide ocean.
For upwards of forty day these 'ca-t- j
ways' were exposed to all the din- t-l of various kinds, which were tas
gcr of the deep, and with provisions j iiy caught, and nothing seemed want
so insufficient that each man was ulti- ing to make Norfolk Island a piuadie.
malely reduced to a mere fraetion of I
a pound ot food per day- But the
courage and resolution of Captain
Bligh never failed under ihe terrible
ciicumstar.ces, and although reduced
to skeletons, ), Lad the saflsfacliun of
landing the whole of his fellow pa'sen-
gers ahve at the Island of Timor, af-
ter cM4pleting vovage of nearly lour
thouaud miles across the Pacific;
Oean. Meanwhile the mutineers,'
bended by the Lieutenant of the Boun-
ly, named Fletcher Christian, inadi
d utr tta Island cf Utahi-ne, wnere ;
ttylnded in safety. Soon niter-'
ward they agiin t sail fur part
unknown, aco mpanied by eighteen '
Oiaheilans ix men nnd twalve wo-j
tuca atd for marly ibghte.u yeari-
ihey were lu-itber aeen or Lean! f 1 v
the rest of the wt,;ci. They rae'..i
( and toik fKe.-iou of l'isc.urn !'a d
however, w hen they tush'-d the :,ip,
and beCMine tuoiiuri hs of ik! they mr.
Veved. and that Was t t tnuJi, for the
j Island was l.Ule more lh.ui tin e i:i
I in circu.nlcrence.
1 In l-"- an American vessel toiu
ed at l'iieaini Lian 1, an 1 ic; oried
the discovery of its iiJib,:.,'ii t;ti.
I'ritish government j b a tlx' wars ot
NajHileoit wer ruling at the time an 1
the ijoveinmcut had io much elicit
ing work on hand to think of the. U iv
half-savage people located 011 a rocky
i-let in the South Seas. A great mid
wonderlul chang', however, had
cn place among the islanders d ii
these eighteen tears. All the Utah -
. . i . w 1 . . c .,
eitari men, and all biit one of the n;u
ijuerrs, had died iiti.tur.iHjr or were
muidercd by each other' hand.-". B u
a goodly number of children wir
born j Ihemi aea n married and nn. i
plied, while the solitary remnant
the mutineers, nuiued Adams, became
a godly- living old man, nnd was re-'
gui ded by the whole community as a I
patriarch. lie was quite illiterate'
... 1 I.. I I.. I .1... : 1 .. s . . 1
w lieu 110 itnucu 011 ine i.-i. inn, ann yet
he managed to teach himself and bis
asociaits. lis entered tieitrl and soul
into the work, and so well did he ac
complish bis ta.-k that several unim
peachable authorities who vbited 1)10
island declared thut 'perhaps the World
bad never seen so virtuous, amiable
and religious a people.'
They lived together, we are told, in
perfect harmony ami contentment;
they were hospitable even beyond the
limits of prudence; they wr . siuiph;
and nam ml in their habit' - n 1 tuiy
appeared to bo altogclhar w:;hout any
gude; and they were p.itienrs of con
jngal and parental ail'ectiou. Incnnise
ol time old Adams died, but the ef
fects of his precept und example lived
after him, and the new generation
which had arisen 0:1 the island Contin
ued as free from vice and as full ol
religions fervor a the old. But ihe r
numbers were rapidly increasing, and
Ihe rocky island was limited in extent.
They began to find themselves in dif
iKuhiesior want of space ami fresh
water, and iu 17tfl, when the popnla
tiort was eight-seven, thny were re
moved, at their own request, to Otahi
hitie. Here, however.lliey found the
world a very ditf:-reii . world indeed
from that ol l'itcairns Island. They
were soon disgusted with the levity
and low morality of their relations and
iij-i ji.'uol'-,aiid alter nine month resi
dence. Ilicy chartered a uel and re
turned to thesr old quiet home. From
1831 lo 18"iJ l hey oinued to live
and make Uie most of life on Pitcairn
Island, but the want 01 sutticient space
again presented dilficultiea whndi c-ould
not be overcome, In these ' circum
stances they petitioned the llrlli-b
Government tor a grant on Norfolk
Island, which was about to ba made a
penal settlement. In the following
year the request was g-ai.teJ, and thu
little Colony were shortly ufa-rwards
removed to their new houm.
Tho Pitcairn 1.-landers have re
mained ou Norfolk Island ever since;
and it will no doubt be gratifying to
their numerous friends in this country
to learn, by advices brought by the
last mail, that they ure still increasing
in numbers and prospering satisfacto
rily. In 18Ci ihey were visited olli
daily by Sir John .Young, Governor
of New South Wales, whose report to
Uie Uuke of rvenea-tle has jjst been
published in the Sydney jia n rs. Sir
John found them living in security
and abundunce decently clad, regu
lar a'.tenders upon divine worship, and
"free from all those foul practices and
baneful superstitions .vhich render the
occupants of too many of the islands
in ihe Pacific licentious ami unhappy.
They bad increased in number to two
hundred and eighty when Sir John
Young vitited the i.dan l.aud they had
inngisiratu of Ueir own, elected by
all the men and women above eighteen
years of age; but crime waa utterly ;
unknown to tuem. im-y tiad a cier-1
gymaa and a sch loltn ister paid by Ihe j
Hume Government, but toere as ;
mtjilher a doctor n-jr a lawyer on the.
i.dand. Ardent piriu were uukuuwii ; !
all were equal in fortune., in prospect
ana positions ; ann iney sieiueu 10 ue ,
. 1 . 1.1. 1 ... t . '
altogether Irt e from the jealouii.. and 1
he.alfburiiing-, and the rires uad sor- j
rows, which embitter life in anyoth-
er part of the world. Ti if land on j
which they 1 ve 1 w aj exceodindr pro-!
duclivc and lis-auutul, a id t .u land
which they cultivated. u: plie-l 'thcin
abutflaritly wiili potatoes and other
crop. Tliey had cattle, sh-sep, and J
pigs by the hundred ; flocks of torkeysj
and w ld fowls swarmed in the groves ; j
tbn sea around the island teemed witn j
and its people the happiest ou earth. I
Thy were certait ly a peculi ir p;o-1
pie in every respect, aud they are
l.kely K) remain ao for some lim.s lo
come, for strangers, unless wiih the
consent of the Governor, are not per
mitted U take Up their reid-l;ce on
the iaiand. They are thtitfjie lei".
in comparative igooraie e of loo re-t
of the world aad its way., and wi.n.
ignorance, a in thi ca-e, i bos-, r. ,
surely fdly to b-i wise.
lleie.-we tin 1 lb-: 'in a:u of
OlOst notable phil-i .tnl op.sts r-. -.li.'e 1,
an l pparei.il witi.si-.i.iiiig the e
le :!a ol time. Jt i Coii.oi .U-ty e-.lli-
pb to witbiu itse.f, and 1 -d wi.ii
iiitsitort, cot.leiita.el.t, an 1 ha.- Kr -s,
tboul Uii-. or raaa, tun.. o- pv'.-
erly, CI ill;--,
') V, '(... -l'.tca.-
) I
i .-oe j 1 f St
!r one of ti 1--V
Ihe hu-ma
!' o! ij-t it
a I,
- !) VV
- ." in
ii, i
-irt il
t.-r. -f
I a-.i-n . v (
and lurt.o.i!.
i ar 1 j the
1 1 d
,.' tr -u'.'.
I aril c n'y
ta:t t'l'in-
if t1 Will
echo i f a ! 11
A s.-ol ta'e is I,i!d in tbo: im.lh eat-
a t'
Ianir ; ; hirg", soil waiiu (it for
d when t!ey mere new, and
Id be. still had they be n pmpotlj- kiioivn hs an approved contributor to
d f'-r. 1'ut they btior-g.- i to t!. the i'.tyiyaiuiHuiiit, and other re-H-I.old
of a Careless wonian ! a wo- ! Ii .'ions lubbcaliolis of thu "most Uriel.
i who ' iU-1 liomely woik and
. . ... 1 ...,.!. . r ... .... i.
w-w!u sat with her 'ret oil the
f-i.d; r and read nevii!., winle herchii- ' my oi t,x,iv, a tin y sbu a tjereo of
d.-e i sprawled on the annual unt. 11 1- progress in liberality, and iudepend
ed, and her Ineisi hold w-nt to pieces : euce 111 tl.ii king and speaking, oil so
for ih wa tt of a mi -t .lining h.md t, ; ci.il qu(i.,tion which woul I not have
knit it tog thef. Sio- otarie I w.tli 11 ; been tub.?, -uie 1 a IV w yetr ago. Wo
tii.'r wiyd an 1 ail sails set, when cbe ! look opmi this changn as h 'hlr favor-
' "'-it into Ihe great sea ol lif.i a ml
" "A nmrfiage ; but bhu brought l..r
''ip before l.iig to thaiiieful wreck by
1.. ....l j ,,,,,1 i,, .1, .. 1
: ' -nl ' ,.. i.i.e.i, u .miu
I V'' I
ni .iing 01 negieci. iio .)t
the moth cut into her blankets, and the
rust eat into her steel, and the damp
nuidew luto borsiik and linen, and her
husband one day saw himself gazetted
as a bankrupt, because? his ivisu liked
a "
to read novels belter than to keep the
hou'c, and prefericd the heroism of
romance to the- nobleness of reality.
'There are uioro molh-d.Ueii blankets
in titiddlo-claaa houses titan oo would
bo like lo contemplate, il' one but knew
tlo) secrets of store closets; the hoiue-
ly duty of carelul housekeeping hav-
iiig fallen into du-favor of bttoauon
the tribe of line ladies.
Hero, too. are baskets of second
hand baby clothun layettes, as our
in ighbors call them tho bows and
ends of white ribbons gone long ago,
and tho white pink flannel washed iu
to a salmon color as un'iku the radi
ancy of its freshness as ihe hoary sin
ner is nnlike the innocent boy. Per
haps the basket of baby clothes has
ilotie duty for a long succession of lit
tle strangers; so t:o wonder i(. all the
finery has disappeared,!!' the bows and
lags of w hile sal in ribbons have been
cut off, if the worked frills and floun
ces have nioro rents than embroider
ie in .tht-iu. For tho first, mama
llipught il no hardship to strip her yet
young umrriago clothes of half their
pielliueo.s, thai she might Id baby
loo mo clod 01 a pi 11100 ui
Older mothers staik-d in their heart
w hen they saw mama shipping o!f her j
liri..ri.a iLf.v bllinti t.i u Ik I .! .!.. i.l';
, ...j .
languid nidillcreiico 1:1 the mutter ol j
libbons and laces she, would come by
tho time fhe siiili or eveu tlie fifth hu l
to be piovided for; and liow a lop-sided
(Strip of old gi 'by-beared Saxony, if
only serviceable to tho purpose, would
be quite as acceptable 111 her eyes as
the exactett parallelogram of delicate
rose-colored bound w'itli'iiieh-wide rib
bon exquisitely 'woiked. At present
it is till the diligence betwec-u the new
and the old, the strange and thu well
used, the instinct ju.st awakened, and
all blushing 111 its emotion, and thu in
stinct becomes .quite comely and inat
roly, and taking to its duties in a mat-ter-of
fact kind of way, solicitous only
for the expedient an I the actual nu
cessily. Motherhood and baby clothes
art3 not the only things in this life thut
lose their sharpness by yearly wear !
All ihe year Round.
Chirography of Grant and Leu.
KtchiaiMtd O-irr. uf tbu bavi.iibsb U.--i!iltiu
Thu Correspondence between Gtm.
Lee and Grant is now before me. and
1 have been much struck by the hand
writing ol the two ablest generals the I
war has brought forward on either
side, (ieneral L-e's . hundwriiin
bold and rather stiff, his letter being I
r- 1
iarg, rotnm anc' very distinct- Ho
b. ai s heavily upon tho pen nrob.iblv
1 gom-c quid and abbreviate many
01 ins worrs as 11 arniug were a labor
lo biyi.' The following is an exuel
tranwnpt ol the tlt s-nlence of bis
letter t- Geue.-al Graist .
"Central: 1 huve read your leiter j
of. the l-"rtli inst., aeeonip'y copies of!
I ........ T...1 I - .
i-. wi., ou i.j vuin, v-uuiui r 01
:e of Prij'rs on the part ol'tho
Conic terate Stale- ic tun Hanb'l k.
M. St.n.tun Secy ot War Lt. tol.
Moiford Aot. Coin'r of F.xc. of Ih V
S lutes."
do'-S liot, us you perceive, tine-
t'n.le ciu-e.ly ; ami nowhere, in his b.-t-
t r d .s he rite out Ins word "'ami,"
but invariably uw4 the abbreviation
'Ac.' And yet he pauses long enough
to dot ll ''' and ctucs all his 7s.' All
hi letters are drawn nearly up and
down the paper; in o-Le-r words they
aie I ke bin sell, rounl, full, b d J and
upngd'', iiK.-lioing neither lo the right
nor tbf bit aid stand
firmly ou
th-ir b.tt.-, as if 'they
disdained ail u-
sil nice. I hfey arc so clear and p
re- ;
ciM.-, so roua I mi I wesghty, and dn-i
tir.t;!. tiiat each letter pemiuas us of a !
so'i l camion bail, an J ea--.'i jrd of a ,
C.usti-r ol grape-. iOl. tun. (jiants
t.a1i-lrii.r.'. (i i t c'.i!rry. tho
ti i
. i j
1 u.
I t'aud J.-'ine.1.ort'i'e.-Uers,ii,,'ii'"1 U "" ,b
erect an i round is, li-ver-.he- I
we ry e-gib.e and Very a'l-.i.ir.jr'. :
Itiil i'.l of enet'y and a-.-tioo. and hi-
l.-tti r. j,!. i.ic!ioe t-i the i,-bt, and lid !
ion n. a ia'.h. f tth a little
twevn i),-:nui lii'.stf r-
noal ..an.'-i.. . f
r-j el m -i . .. lo i. I i re.
...('; c- ;.; . .i ..
.-) an :
r. - . ; ur.i t:.u a.' . ,
ij 1 1
1- ,- Me. II p v t more attention to
p-iiictii -iii n t!an (s. io-ral I,ee, alhr.
viot s md j rqnaily carefal of
lo- ' an! tt. H may be tho wotk of
U l isolation, y. t in reading hi letter,
I 1:1 n .5 S mi o.ct .rc ti.o writer a a
r- to ; vo-i. ei-.i-rgetic man, full of
In- a a -: - n, a!a)s in motion, and
i i a burrv.
(iil liai-ai'uon, la her last volk,
ii.tub d -Sii.li.bling r.locks," has soma
rv'i!.li',s up 01 tix i- aai jseiueut, which
eoinno ad to the attention ntld ixin
si.lr rnti..ij uf our reader. Sim is well
j t" nt, and Irom that point of view
! 1. .1 . '
lu r olioiiius on this autuert a est write.
abb- to tin; geiicr.it adoption of sound
; notions on thu manner of amusement
.f..r I be young, a we know that many
!!..... ... "...A : . . .
, humihi umi coosvir-niious pinqile are
, slot troubled in mind from (uar thi
indulgence in these recreations is iniu.
j nous in its tendencies. To such wo
commend the follow in;: extract :
"Look nt dancing one of tho most
liealtblul, the most civil, Iho most do-
1 , v , , , v.' UU-
, li-htful, and the most beautiful of -II
! atuiisetmml.s, siin'ubu-lv adanted to tba
1 vitality, activity, and high spirit of
the young, and grwitiy conducive 10
cfiso ol nianners. grace of carriage,
and suavity ol address, yet put under
ban by whole eotmuuuitie, on tho
most frivolous (jrelctts. Sumo hon
estly think il wrong. Why? Not in
its essence nobudv think It wrririrs
itself but "becauAO it Inud to dissi
pation." But it doos not load to dissi.
paiion. It leads away from disaipa
tiusj. Tliero is wbialtbat cau find
employment for the closest attention,
the minutest obnervaiuni, lLa ulrong
et memory, and tho souudest reason
ing, yet of so wide u sweep that it can
i nie re and d -hght a child of leu,
Whole eoiiiinuuiiiMs look upon this.too,
as a siiaro of the devil to entrap souk
Why ? Not because il is wrong of it
self,"but il lends lo gambfing. It lead
away from gambling.
"Chris! i.ms arc verily gudly in this
matter. Multitudes believe and avow
that dancing is not wrong, but they
will not countenance it because many
uo inn iniiia 11 wrong, and the many
-(' 11.1 f.k 11 wmiir in :.uir
but danguvu iu it aj.ociatiou nnd
tendein-OM. Jt i ttn mnusemeut in
wlitl L !lii Uiit.l i.,.l, ,!..- . I . i
- "'uuiucb, huu mere-
" ' "" mouses, ana Uir-
lore tho church must give it up. Ab
surd! L-H Chriaiiau (innilies adoot
1', not e.ovfcrt!y,Hpologetically,as many
do, bul botu-stly, openly, and its asso
ciations ' will very Boon come round
right. An innocent thing will not ba
long held disrcpuiable niter reputable
people hue tukea it up. N mmter
if the Woil I does tu'k ubout a "danc
ing church,' ami a 'eard-phying Chris
lian.' The World should riot monop
olize tho be t of anything. Lot thetu
underpaid that the Church in not to
be fended old from any occupation or
amusement that she judge wholesome
because- tho world choose. to hoist (bo
red llag.f disease. Lc.t the church
do a thing because it is right, not be
cause ihe world will put it on (Ull
boulder and say, 'good child, iiood
child.' L'-t the eUnrcb abstain from an
net t, ca ,m; it m wi-wig, not booauso if
sho does il, the Worlj will sny, 'B9
1ml I, thou art l.t.iyi ne us one of us.'-
It is a disgiacfiil tjondago . an insult
to Christ. His ceiiiati d-s not want
'he patronage of llj; World.
If it can
ilot stand on iu own ijitrinaic value,
l-t it topple ovir. aloieovtr, the
Christianity thut eu 1 b-j di'tinguished
from world. iri4 o-dy by iu accent-
a"e or rejection of dancing is a very
insigniii'-iii.t iiin U. L-t our L!it o
shine b-.forrt Uifu Miat they, ejng (,iir
goixj work, may glorify yur Father
hicli is in heuven. h ao bumble,
s devout, so incrc, so houest, so
heij.f'ul, so faiihful a Christian, that
the World, tho fiv.U. uud (he Muv,.
ball suy, -Ibin.-ing cnuaot Int wroni?.
b-r Ae dances.' 0-1 cau c.ui hardly
. I . .1. . . - .
':, juui nu-: irn iihuhiuiii m
1 sl.ie-, vdu can hardly havu be.gin
to trv thu Diums life, if aiun say,
'Ho (Sitllirl I.S tuyah of a (.ihr.sliau, for
hi) duaeea.' "
A bint to youi: people, a canter
will give you fnih e'.o. ks; decanter
w ii! t' vt iou t ruddy lo-,
Mr. P vol's risao'uiious have been
table! by tLe North Carolina Senate,
by a vote; of 2 1 to 2'J. So large m
vote- in their lavor hlow (lit strenglU
of tbe t-tf 'M against the rcbtliioD.
Aff i led young lady -etad ill
I To kir.tr chair r i.nin" Inn Bibhi. sAt
...... . ..
cut, tu) -i -Mier; tiei tt a gramali
ca! error in b Biole." ( .M iber. low-
enag ru r s; i.n ! approaching tb
, lea ier i.i a wry itrrjimuiiig attitude,
j w;, r; "kill it ' kidii! it I th very
It. !'' tt.e
I ..'.I, 1,V. Nei
t.l. 1 1 ieltd at
l. ff i.'K) t, ,
Ne York e!ctiofi last
'ii'Oii- .-.ut a'caitttOA l
S itnt j!!, lo !t; ued
bu S.'f I oil. Jt didll'l
I 'o- i... ..ted, and
o i t i j -a l..e freight
' ' .J :-k ', wiser;

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