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WHOLE1 NUMBER 1293. VOL. XXV.--NO. 45. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1857. for Um Ladles' Trlbuus. ! DYING PAUPER MUT I IKK. chsaped hr lluie deMgater oIom to her Brakes heart, kfd wildly. foodly nais bar. for she kow that they iuut part , And Um orpbao-paupar tmatcr on the I cold bik world be Uirown. . 1 1 wm m Kfl pathway, anloired-an- i She knew that ab u dying, end ab loafsd so be at rest. OoBJe bar helpless erippta darling, sluosber too. upoa bar breast. Oaee a ebild of wealth od foruuw. she must Hi a peeper's grave ; This, and " tender mmtvj." Um Law' pn- trabaw " gave. But of herself ahe thought not , her ebild waa all bar ear , For a SMtber'i leader burden, ab knew atrangeta eoold not bear ; Love, sympathy and wndvrneaa aha knew ber ebild would crave ; But frm repulae, aaglaet and hatred, aaw do shelter but Um greys. Thee we told ber of " Our Father.'' wbo bean the Raven' cry, ad all wbo will but treat him. he will their waota aappir : Though trouble thick nay gather, be can eo ofurl guide euatai a , Till Bin, and death, and aorrow, no more on earth ahall reign. Than aba koaaed ber "tender burden,'' and eaat It oa the Lord, Crying " Father "I will treat thee relying en thy Word. Teaperanr VUttor. Waa hing Iwaarer! Mouth Yee, waah Uta wearer' mouth, eaaba and Jest, andean. wall Uie lip tbat utter forth Curaee and word obscene; And mother, teach thy darling won Ever the swearer's path to ahun. Waah too die swearer's haart, Herr is Ute source of ain, ? ST J And I Aatwrl thi derp fount within; And many a dark and er ü deep, Aa turbid waters, thence ptuoaad. Fran eat a fountain vile, Pore watera cannot flow, If ain the heart defile, Forth to the Upa 'twill re. Flrat let Um eout be pore within . Tata may je nahe the outward data. But from what earthly "hall we the waters bringt Stop we the Gange in lU course. Or try each healing spring. Or fuller ' soap, we try in rain, The Ethiop black will still There flows hum Oalvary'i ntoaal A pure and cleansing stream, Whoever washes at thta fount, Shall make hie spirit clean Here let Ute swearer cleanae hla heart , And from hla oaths forever part Boerov, 9 an. 1857. Til TALISMAN BY WSJ. C. XK'l Thia moto I give to the young and Ute old More preoioaa by far, than a treasure of gold. Twill prove to its owoer a talisman rare, More potent than magic. "Us "Never Despair." No, never despair ' whatsoe'er be thy lot, If fortune's gay sunshine Illumine It not ; Ifid its gloom, and despite its dark burden of If not be cheerful, yet " Never Despair1" Wo, aeve? despair ! whatsoe'er be thy lot. If fortune's gay sunshine illumine it not ; 'Mid its gloom, and despite Us dark burden and care. If thou canst not be cheerful, vet "Never TVs pair!" Oh I what If the sailor a eowtrd should be. When the tempest comes down, la it wrath, OB Ute sea, And the mad billows leap like wild beasts from their lair, To make him their prey If be yield to Oes paw T But see him amid the ftVrrr trlfr aj the waves, When around his frail vessel the storm de tnon raves, How he reuses his soul up to do and to dare And While there lifo left-will " Never Des pale!" Thoa. too, art a tailor, and Time is mo sea, Aad life Um frail vessel that upholdeth the Fierce storms of misfortune will fall Co thy share. But like thy bold prototype" Kevee Dee palrf Let not Um wild Mmpeet thy spirit alfnjrht, Shrink not from the storm though It comes in lie might. Be watchful, be ready, for shipwreck preparr Keep an eye on the lifeboat, but "Never Des- pair!" JtW Who are the erne m lea of tem perance ? How shall wa know who they are? All profess to be the very beet friends of the eause in the world. And what test will distinguish the genuine from the counterfeit? The following will hardly aver mialead onr calculation. If man, while professing friendship for it, manifeste no sympathy in common with it ac tive friends if ha is always f. und doubting the wisdom of their plans, without proposing any other, hut lives only to suggest doubts, and to throw suspicion on the expediency of all plans adopted by others yon may put him down either as an open enemy or a false friend, whose as sistance is useless Prom Um TsmpUr TU FOURTH WIFE BT HA 1' 1 IK s OSAVBS. "I am dying, Aracw come nearer ' and let me feel the warm clasp of your hnd once raore. 1 WM Wont in tne ürt flush and joy of my wedded life, for j hTe ,omething to say ere I leave yoo, I and my time is hört. " "Ray not so, my dear Louisa 1 can not bear to hear you talk of dying. 1 hope you may yet live mtnr years to bios me with the light of your love and your sweet stnilea. "It can not be, Amos; 1 feel even now the chill finger of death playing with in v hfurt Htnnira; ami pcrhape twere better thus; our wtnlded fife haa not been a summer day of sunshine many a lark, heavy cloud line overshadowed it and in .in a cold blast swept over it. 1 was not formed to make you happy may you be more fortunate in your next choice. " () Louiea! my lite my love;' talk not thus or you will drive me distracted. I can never, never love another I shall never marry again, for my heart will be buried iu your grave," and the sobbing husband buried his face in the pillow beside the pallid one over which the death-dews were creeping, apparently convulsed with anguish at the thought of his coming bereavement. The dying woman gazed wondering! v upou the bo wel head as if unable to oom pre head the meaning of such a display of grief, and then laying her wasted hand upon it. she murmured: "Thank (iod that, iu this laut hour, he has given me the assurance of your love. It will rob death of half ita atiug to know that I shall be remembered after the cold clod is laid above my pulaelos heart. Hut you will be lonely, my dear husband, and I would not selfishly retain all your love after the spirit has taken its depar ture, as it could do me no good and would Irprivc you of much luture happiness. I will only ask you to not quite forget me when another shall lay pillow! up on your breast, for no other can ever love you with a truer, deeper love than your poor Louisa. Hut it would give tue great eoinlort in this last hour to know that your choice would fall npon the one whom I have selected for your future wife. Lift up your head, dear Arnos, and tell me if you think you can like her love her well enough to give her my place. "Who? what of whom were you speaking, love?" he naked, elowljr min ing hin head and passing his hand across his eyes as if wiping away the grief- drups, though they gave no eigne of haviug received Any auch dewy visitor. "It ia of the widow Flint that I would speak her who has watched over me in my sickness with all the tenderness of a sister and soothed my paina and suflfer ings with the gentleness, yet firm endu rnnue, of one who is capable of battling with any of the stem straggles and varied emergencies of life. I should yield my last breath more freely if I knew that she would lie my successor, for 1 eanuot bear to think that another so young ho iui'Xii'nin ed i I" ehe gaapxl onue in utter exhaustion, rained her eyes wistfully to his, then closed them forever. Well was it for the peace of the depart ing spirit that the death-dim had hidden from her sight the gleam of satisfaction that lighted up tho features of the hypo critical mourner as the name of the fair widow mingled with the dying request; well would it have been for the latter had she remained at the bed-side she had left ( unobserved by him) when she found that the dying wins hail a private mesea go for her husband, for that gratified smile would not have eacajied her watch ful eye. e e e e a The last sad rites are performed the last tribute paid to the departed wife by Amos Vult. inn , when sllwae over ami the careful Mrs. Flint, in picking up and regulating tho disorder that a house ia always thrown into on such occasions, happened to find the yam of cambric which the bereaved husband bud bought expressly for the occaasion (as nothing gnel) thoroughly saturated with wat ery fluid, she murmured to herself: "I'oor man! he has surely wept his eyee almoxt out! Mow 1 pity litiu. lor well do 1 remcnilwr the keenness of my own sorrow when my doar William was laid forever away from tny sight, t Hi, I then thought 1 must die; but time has partially healed the wound and no doubt it will his. Hut I never More saw a m a manifest such deep grief." Poor, sympathising Mis. Klint1 could you have seen the "bereaved husband" stealthily dipping his handkerchief in the wash howl and then carefully plac ing it in a conspicuous place, where he was sure you would find it. pity would have flown from your breast ami loath ing ami disgust tilled ita pl.t,.- tm the gift of divination was withheld from you, aa it haa been from thousand of youraax before you and will be from thousands after you. Atnoe Volphin wan one of the double- refined hypocrites that Lucifer, himself, would i III de I.. I -their baseness. He waa not destitute of wit either, as many hypocrite uie. who luve not enough ol that material to teach them how to prac- ... , . . . . tier tneir arts wun aiiroitueas and thus are often read through More they gut to tne ena ol mo rlntptor. Not so with Amos; he was well applied with the commodity, Luciii uuu though it was, and he piayed his curds so skillfully that none save one of his own clique (aa "it takes a rogue to catch a rogue") could have detected him . He had seen enough of the fair young widow to know that she waa no ordinary woman and would never stoop to marry a mean or low-minded man if she knew it; to he commmenceo tne game accoroingiy i ,l. . tor eommenee it ne um from the hour she had stepped her foot over bis thresh- eld to nurso his wife who was dying of coMmnpu0n-... broken tai Mrs. Flint had been two months in attendauue on the sick woman ore she breathed her laat, and Adam waa never more faithfully attentive or loving to Lve, than was Amos Vulphin during those two months when the widow's eyes aero upon him. It is therefore, aire ail y understood that he had made choice of wife No, 4 long ere wife No. 3 breathed her last, as husbands are quite apt to do when lhath ia long in filing in hit divorce, and tbat the charming widow waethe favored (?) one though had she dreamed that auch thoughts were passing through the brain ol the peaudo loving, mourning husband, she would have fled at once from hie house as from the folds of an anaconda. A year paseed wiftly away, during which Mrs. Mint absented herself from in houae, and then the bereaved wid ower stood the fourth time at Hymen's altar and pronounced those vows to the loving, trusting widow that three times hwl been spoken and violated, breaking a loving heart with each violation. Waa the fourth wife to lie thus sacrific ed? We shall sue. The honey-moon paaaed as happily as honey-moons usually do, where the first and purest sweets have all exhaled, leaving hut the saccharoid, which eith er become acescent or evaporates ,be- lore the first moon reaches her perihel ion. "Nancv. vou itiuv make out vour w j - - er bill to-day, and I will pay you when 1 return from the store. Your services will no longer be required." These words were addressed to the maid-all-work about three weeks subse quent to the installation of the new wife. Nam-v gazed a moment in astonishment at the speaker, and then very modestly asked what hail been her otfense that she was thus unceremoniously discharg ed. Nothing nothing at all, Nanoy; you are agoodgirl, and have been faith- tul in tire performance of every duty. But you see we don't need your help now, as the family is small. Mrs. V ul pin can do the work very easily her self," and Mr. Vulpin stepped from the loor to the treet sk he pronounced the last words, leaving Nancy standing iu the middle of the kitchen tioor mute with sururiae. while Mrs. Vuloin. who. unseen by Iter busbaud, had entered while he was speaking, stood juat with in the kitchen door equally as mute, and gajing from one to the other of the speakers in utter astonishment. "What doe this mean, Nancy: she at length found words to ask, as the sound of her husband's footsteps died away in the distance. 'I am eure I cannot tell, I I auppoa- fed you had given tint ordere." No indeed 1 knew nothing ot it till I accidentally heard tho lator part of the conversation. But you must have offended my husband in some way. Nancy, or he would not so suddenly dismiss you, and without consulting me, too, and she looked steadily in the girls fact). Hut that ga.e was met With one of conscious innocence, and she hastened to repent to her mistress all that Mr. Vulpin had said, and then added, as a gleam of light stole across her intelli gent face: "No, madam, 1 am very sure that I have not offended him, but" and she stopped. "But whatV' "Perhaps I ought not to say it." "Hay what, Nancy?" The girl still hesitated and cast her eyea upon the floor, while her face and neck crimsoned painfully. "My good girl," said Mrs. Vulpin, kindly, "be not afraid to lull me any thing vou wish for me to know. I am your friend, and if you have inadvert ently done any thing wrong, confeai it all to me and he assured of my pardon and my friendship." "Ono," Nancy quickly replied, "1 have done nothing iu thu world nor lato nothing, though there have been thiugs said to me, and that was what 1 wished to tell you, hut feared you would he offended with me." "Things said to you, Nancy!" and a painful thought Hashed across her mind, but was the next instant banished. "No I will not harbor suspicion of Aim," she said mentally. "Thank (tod 1 have not a drop of jealous blood in my veins "To what do you refer? By whom have 'things' been said, and what were their import?" "Well, people say they hope you wont be such a fool as his other wives were and let him make a slave of you and kill you by inches in a thousand ditferenl ways us did them," laid Nun cy.who could le remarkably explicit niter her courage hail passed the sin k ing point. Who has dardy that of tny hus band, Nancy?" and the Hashing ot those black eyos was not very unlike that of flint when coining in sudden contact with steel. "Who? why everybody; and they wonder how you ever came to have" "Stop, Nancy!" and the tone waa like a low. tiuick thunderclap. ' Indeed madam. I should not have told vu had you not urged it n "Well, no matter, no matter, mv good girl, only mind that vou never lis ten to such vile gossip again, and then you cannot repoat it." and Mrs Vulpin much agitated, left the room. I 'inner passed as pleasantly as usual, and after it was over, and the husband and wife lingered alone at the table, she thus addressed him: "Did I understand you right this morning, my dear, when I heard you, or thought 1 did, tell Nancy that she might leave?" "1 think you heard me aright, Mrs. Vulpin." Mrs. Vulpin! It had always been "my love" or Cynthia dear," ami the cold chills crept through the veins of the astonished woman as she heard her self thus formally and coldly addressed. I . - . J - And only three weeks a bride! Quick ly recovering herself, however, she mildly continued: "And pray what is your reason for 1., tUTiZjüX fear you will find no other ouu who will so well suit us "1 do not intend to tind another, nor do I think it necessary." "How! do you expect me to do my own work?" "Certainly I do; with our small fami ly it cannot be hard." "No, not very hard, I anppoae; but 1 have never been accustomed to hard labor of any kind, and 1 doubt if my constitution is fitted for it. " "Kndge! that is all moonshine. La bor is good for woman." "But not for a man, I suppose," ahe ouickly retorted. "What do you mean madam, by ad dressing mein that way?" "O nothing only I thought when you were objecting to keeping help for me, you had forgotten that you find it necessary to keep a clerk," she return ed with the greatest ealmneas. "And what if I dois it any busi ness of yours? I think you will find that 1 am master in my own house." "1'erhap I shall," and she quickly arose ami it-It the room. "Ho soon!" she murmured as she reached her own room and threw her self upon a sofa. "So soon! what am I to expect in the future?" and, wo-j- man-like, she burst into tears. An hour passed, and there, upon the sofa, still lay the Ixututiftil wife weep ing as if her heart would break. A low tap at the door. No answer. The next moment the latch was cauti ously lifted and Nancy stepped hesita tingly intothe room. "Please nia'am, I am sorry to disturb yon, but Mr. Vul pin ordered roe to leave this afternoon, as he paid me my wages when he left after dinner; and I could'nt think of go ing without bidding you good bye, you have been so kiud to me," and her eyes tilled with tears as she saw those of her mistress and shrewdly judged their source. "Don't be in a hurry to go, Nancy; I wish to make you some small pres ents as a token of my regard for you, and I do not fell able just now to attend to it. If you leave any time before he returns to tea I suppose it will answer," she said in a low brokon voice. "0! yes," the girl replied, and with a look full of pity she left the room just aa a ring at the bell summoned her to the door. The next moment Mrs. Vul pin was surprised to sea an elegant, stately lady enter her room unceremon isnaly, and advancing toward her as she raised her vail, they were the next mo ment clasped in each others arms. "My dear Anna, I am soglad to sea you, and why Cynthia, dear, what can be the matter? were the exclamations whitfh greeted each other. A few words of explanation to the reader, who, I presume, dislikes myster ies aa much aa I do. Anna Stearns was a sister of the late Mrs. Louisa Vulpin, and of those ano malies seldom mentioned because scarc ely ever found a happy and contented old maid not very old, however, as she had but just turned to the shady side of thirty-live. A more noble-minded woman lived not, nor one possessing a larger share of sound common sense. This latter article was doubtless what had kept her neck out of the matrimon ial noose. She hail lived with her sis ter Louisa several months previous to the widow Flint's arrival, and yielded her place to her that she might return to her native town and minister to tho last dying wants of an invalid mother, not suepecting that Louisa was so near her end The death of her mother and other unavoidable circumstances, had prevent ed her attending the funeral of her sis ter or visiting the town again till the present time, and sho knew nothing of Amos Vulpin's fourth marriage till she arrived in the city, and then she hasten ed instantly to his house. She hail known Mrs. Flint when living happi ly with her husband, had conceived a strong affection for her which was as ardently returned, and for years they had Isjen aa sisters. No marvel then that she unceremoni- ouly entered tho private room of her friend; no marvel of tho affectionate greeting of each to the other. It was in vain that Mrs. Vulpin strove to con conceal from her friend the cause of the tens that hud not yet ceased flow ing she would know; and so, half cry ing and half laughing at her own weak ness, she threw her arms around her neck and told hor all all that hail happened since the morning, and con cluded by saying: "I know I am weak and silly to let it distress me so; but it is so sudden, so unexpected. We have been married so little time, and this is so unlike what my own dear William was till nobleness and goodness, kindness and love to his dying hour oh, I cannot eudure the contrast," and a fresh burst gushed from her full heart. "1 fear you roust en. luie it, my dem Cynthia, lor (tod never made two neu more unlike than yonr first and second husbands. . had I known of youi in tention in time to prevent this; for nev er would you have ln the wife of Amos V tilpin had you known what I knowofhiui. But it is too late uow, and perhaps I ought not to make any revelations hut let htm reveal his true character to you himself as he most assuredly will, sootier than yon cure to know." "No, no, you must tell me all in deed yon must; sfld then I shall know better how to act, and thus ahe conti n tied her urging till Miss Hteartis could m. no longer set use her request. "I think, npon reflection, Cynthia, that von ought to know precisely where' you stand, that you may immediately decide upon vour future course, for you must tcginas you can hold out with! Amos. Once let him put his foot upon your neck and he will henceforth and forever kwp it there till he crushes yo l into your grave, as he has done three as good women as ever bore the name of wife. TlU, "Tl "There is no medium course for yoa sink sink as poor Louiaa did by a sys tem of alow poison I can call it noth ing better; one dose of which is scarce ly felt, but a little more and little more added daily and hourly, did the work at last. Cynthia, Amos Vulpin is just as much a murderer as it he had cut the throats of his innocent wives, and their friends all know it, and that is why they will not let him have any of bis children. They all hat him his wives' folks and have taken the chil dren under their own care. Thank (iod, Louisa never had any; if she had, I would sooner follow the examples ol the poor Hindoo mother throw them to the crocodiles, where they would be put out of their misery at once than have them murdered by inches as their poor mother waa." "But why why, Auna, did his wives live with him? Why net as sert their right of protection from that legitimate agent, the law?" "Law! is there any law tor negative abuse for those thousand little daily annoyances and heart-griefs which go to make up the sum total of woman's domestic misery, and which wear the life away aa would kicks and blows? 0! no; if upon their delicate flesh they can show no brutal mark, the mur derer is safe; and Amos knows this, for he has the shrewdness of Beelze bub himself. He knew that so long as he did not iutiiut persoual abuse, the law could not reach him. Wise statutes, made for mau's own special benefit. Cynthia, you would not wonder that 1 prefer the stigma of an 'old maid' aye, and glory iu it if you knew how much of the miseries of my sex have come under my im mediate observation; miseries caused by man aud his protoplast Saianl" "0, don't don't dear Anna re member my William. Surely there must be semi good among the sex." "Yes, there are a few; bat the num ber is so small that no more than one womau in a thousand, 1 verily be lieve, Huds one. But we will omit this masculine dissection till another time. Tell me, now, my own dear sister, what you will do; for 1 cannot feel easy to leave you till you have decided upon your future course ol action, and 1 must leave before A mos returns, tor 1 gave him a bless iuK (?) that he will never forgive nor forget just before 1 left him, aud 1 never wish to meet him again. It would be better for you, too, did he not see me here, for he might be jeal ous of my iuHuunca. "Poor Louisa! ao young and so good. 1 never shall never eun iW get her wrongs aud bar eufleiiag during the three years of her wedded life. But she died at last, poor girl, and that was the only thing she ever ventured to do without asking his leave." "And he so kind, so loving to her all the while 1 was here at least when in ui; presence. The base hypocrite! 0, 1 can hate him as 1 have loved hint. Somebody has aaid that everybody keeps a private Apollj on, I kuuw that i have one, aud 1 shall have to right with him, 1 verily believe, to keep him in his proper place till the proper time. Anna, dear, I cauuot sufficiently thank you for the information you have giv en me; be assured 1 will profit by it never fear me. But you shullsoe me oiten, anu I will report progress; lot, let me tell you, Amos Vulpin will never kill his fourth wife in the same way that he killed those three. He Mat catch me napping ere he has the opportunity of committing that crime." "1 really hope you may havoi strength to cany out your resolve. But do nothing rashly; only be firm, and remember my advice, 'begin as you can bold out.' "' Au hour, and Mrs. Vulpin thus spoke to her maid: "Nancy, you will not leave here at present." "out what will Mr. vulpin say" "No matter; tell him that 1 request ed you to stay, that will be sufficient for you; I will settle the reut." Why have you counteracted my orders, madam?" asked the three weeks' old bridegroom in stern tones after tua was over aud the clerk bad left the room. "Because 1 failed to discover any justice iu them," was the reply, in a calm, firm voice. "Justice! Do you intend to dic tate to me in my atfairs? Am 1 not to be master in my own house?" "Of course; but who is to be mis- truss, pray? I always thought there should be two heads to a household to make it perfect." "You did, did you? Vou will soon find yourself mistaken then, for 1 ad mit but one to mine, and you had bet ter bo a little more chary of your op ft 1 1 L , m position. i uiu not oring yon Here to govern me." "Nor did 1 oomo here to he your slave, una hall not oe. Apollyou was raisiuu, and she in stautly left the room, fearing he might overstep hie bounds. Vulpin gaxed after her in astonishment Wliul . on Id it mean? A iromun thus to attempt to contradict him, to thwart htm iu any of his plans him who had been married to three and not one of them ever dare. I open their - 1 mouths iu opposition, never dared to 1 say their souls were their own, scare a a . i a. a tii a s ely Ua.eu tobiestlie willioiit Ins coll- sent, or to stop breathing till he w is par foot ly williug they should. What should he do? Why, he must set up his authority to be sure, or she would circumvent him somehow; but his authority, bis will, that would be her law of course; no toumun would ever think ol breaking Aa never and having arrived at this peculiarly masculine conclusion, he summoned Nancy instantly to his presence "1 command you to leave this house within the hoar, and if I am not obeyed, yon will suffer the conse quences!" was thundered in her ears in tones that caused every uerve in the poor girl's body to quivei like an aspen. She spoke not, but she turn ed from the room and, ten minutes later, stood beside her mistress with streaming eyes. "Vou must go now, Nancy, but I think you will come bark soon; so don't feel bad about it. Hold your self in readineas to return at any time when 1 shall seud fir you mind, I say when shall send for you; not till then." "1 understand you, my dear Mrs. Vulpin. Good bye; may God bless you." It was not that Cynthia Vulpin was au indolent womau or nnwiiling to labor; no, by no means, for she would have toiled early and late, aye, toiled her life away joyfnlly for one she loved, were it necessary, and thought it no sacrifice, for she was a tint woman to the heart's core en tirely unatflicted with that effeminate äeptndabUmMS ao common with fe males of this miseducated age. But to be compelled to be a slave to such a niggardly, solfish, unfeel ing brute, never. Every duty she would perform cheerfully, but that was not her duty. "I rather think madam will have to get her own breakfast to-morrow inoruiug and do her owu work in future," chuckled Vulpin as be saw Nancy leave the house. "I have no notion of supporting a wife and keep ing a maid to wait upon her. I've given her three weeks for rest and pleasure, and that is long enough; two weeks more than 1 gave my last one, auy how. Mrs. Vulpin had laid her hand up on the door-kuob to enter the room, uot knowing that he was there, when this soliloquo fell upon her ear. Hhe turned back and dropped on a chair. "Heartless sordid wretch! And this is your Jove! You married me to minister to your caprices, to succumb to your wishes, to make me yonr slave yon who have thousands at your command. You expect me to help rill your collar. But you shall find your mistake, or I am no woman! Vou shall learn that there is one fe male at least on the earth that feirs you not. You think you have al ready got your loot upon my neck, but I will show yon whether or not you will keep it there. 'Begin as you can hold out.' Aye, that 1 surely will." The next morning the all-conquer-1 ing husband entered bis house at the usual breaklaat hour, not dreaming of auy further trouble from bis ob stinate little wife, expecting the lit tle wholesome discipline of last night had pci formed the cure and hence forth she would be as docile and obe dient as her predecessors had been. His astonishment may be imagined then upon finding no breakfast table spread, no tire kindled, no signs of breathing mortality about the house. Every room was searched, hut no Mrs. Vulpin coutd be found, though hu had left her in bed when he went to the store at five o'clock, for Vul piu waa an early riser niggards and misers generally are. Search in tho neighborhood just then was out of the otiestiou; aud so, making a cold breakfast, he returned hi thu store mid sent his clerk to a hotel to get his. It neust be supposed that the iih'i chant huhand passed rather a "ridgety" forenoon, and tbat in returning to diuner and rinding "hia bouse empty, swept and gar nished," his agitation was in no wise diminished His wife had certainly pent the rn.Mi.nii .irmiirt n it n I ... imu. for the chamber work was dono, car pets swept, etc. every thing in apple-pie order throughout but, notli- ing to eat! It was very evident to lnui now that she would perform her part of the domestic labor as she al ways bad done (lor Mrs. Vulpin was a real lady, thought it not beneath her to work, and believed her health was all the better for it,) but to be a kitchen drudge Jot htm, she would uot. hat was to he done" he felt 110 inclination to take a second cold meal even had there been any thing to tako; but there was not, and so, after due deliberation, be wended his way to the nearest restaurant, and, on entering, the first thing that met us eyes, through an open door in the Hilles saloon, was his wife, cosily aud calmly discussing her uyustors, mm and hot cotfee. To ruh for ward ami demand an explanation of such outrageous conduct, was his first impulse; his second, to leave in stantly and not expose himself to the ridicule ot a gaping crowd. for Vulpin was not wholly destitute of pride. The latter predominated, and he dined at a hotel. Supper was taken in tho name manner by the lov ing bridegroom and bride, hut when the hour for retiring came, the pent up tliuuder burst tortb. "I demand an iindanl explanation of your . on in, i to-day madam." "I sue no need ot an explanation; it haa explained itself, I think." re plied the wife calmly. "What eh what do you mean? "I mean to assert my rights as a wife." "Do you intend to disobey me? Was that iu the marriage covenant?" "When you forget that you are a man 01 a husband yes. ireeognix- ed nothing in the marrinire covenant that could make me yonr slave, and J eMail not be such." "Yon you leave my house in stantly!" he hissed, uhoked with pas siou. "1 shall take my own time for it, Mr. Vulpin; 1 hope to reform you - "-wsftw , --. ... before I go," and the voice was still, calm and mild as a breeze. mid-aummer j Amos Vnlpin waa completely non- plussed. He looked at that femality as if doubtfql whether she waa ia re ality a Birnau or a Spartan hero in lihguise. There she eat calm, res lute, dignified and immovable aa a statute, her piercing eyes penetrating his Very soul and reading his inmost thoughts her beautiful lips com pressed "surrender new" legibly written upon every lineament of her sweetly feminine features. For the first time in his life he quailed be-1 noath a woman's gaze; for tha first time he sat irresolute and uneasy, al most wishing the rooks and moun tains could hide from her sight, for she seemed an accusing spirit come back to earth to be avenged. At length he arose and, turning toward his chamber, said very calm ly: "You will soon think better of this, Cynthia." Cynthia! He has not spoken that name for two whole days; sorely he has taken one step backward; the re form has already commenced. These thoughts passed quickly through Mrs. Vulpin's mind, and she wisely fore bo re any further remarks. But the world was not made in a day, and it cannot he supposed that so evil a nature aa Amos Vulpin's could be at once eradicated or erleetnally changed. A week wore on In the same man ner, save that no words passed be tween the husband and wife, except such as would have been interchang ed between strangers each taking their meals J" regularly away from home and both occupying the aame houseat night; and one, during this time, the indomitable wife entered her husband's store, stepped calmly and resolutely behind his counter, opened his -money drawer, took out a ten dollar bill and left, without a word being spoken by either, the presence of several customers re straining the husband's wrath at this, to him, most audacious piece of insult. She was not going to "board out"on ber own slender al lowance of pin-money not she. But this state of things could not last. The world had noticed that there was "something wrong in Go tham, ' and gossip was on tip-toe. Sly winks and oblique inuendoe were thrown across Vulpin's visual angle; Nancy had told her story, ta king good care to shield her "dear kind mistress" from all blame, and Amos found himself in rather an un comfortably humiliating poito Whenever he gated upon his wife's mc9 ,mw writtn with a pen of iron, or rather lint, those same two ominous words, "yield aeeer;" and he was now fully convinced that he might as well attempt to move Mt. Pisgah dr "oast it into the sea," as to subdue her. Never was mortal man so deceived iu woman's nature. He had not the most distant idea that firmncet was one of the ingrcdieuts in its composition, but had supposed that those women who "rule their h isbands" performed the unfeminine feat by a process of snarling and scolding, and he had determined never to be governed in such a way. This was almost the only piece of good sense his brain-pan contained. Whether conscience slept quietly in his breast, or whether with open eyes she often rebuked him for past errors, and gently hinted that the present trying emergency was but a just, though by no meana a full, equivalent for them, is not for us to say. But certain it is, that at the end of ten days some oncratinkT cause ' " transformed nun tbat be '. HUOrosseu uis wile iu a very nan in voice thus: "Cynthia, do you wish Nancy to return?" "Certainly, I would like to have her return." "Send for her, then, as soon as yon please.'' He was conquered! What fretting and scolding could never have done, what the sighs and tears and death of three wives had failed to do, the fourth had accomplished by a firm, unyielding perseverance And though it cannot Usnpposed that their heart stone was a perfect Kden, yet no vary rebellious serpent ever reared his pertinacious hesd; and whan, four years after, Death knocked at the door and bade Amos Vulpin go and meet his three victims at a just tri bunal, the few tears that were shed by his fourth wife were real and sin cere. I . vriNo and DaiNKiNu. A mem ber of a Temperance society was nnee dining at the house of a free drinker. No sooner was the cloth removed from the dinner table, than wine and spirits wore Intro duct'd, and he was asked to drink a glass of spirits and water. No, thank you," said he. "I am nott" "Take a glass of wine, then, said his hospitable host, "or a glase of ale." " .No; thank you," said he, "I am not thiretii " These answers called forth a buret of laughter. Soon after this, the temperance man took a piece of bread from the sideboard , and handed it to his host, who refused it, saying that be waa not hungry. At this the temperance man laughed in his turn. "Surely," said he, "1 have as much reason to laugh at . A et WS '0" r not eating when you are ' not nungry, as you nave to laugh it t me for declining medicine when 1 am not ill, and drink when not thirsty." A Word of Advice . If you have found one to love you for yourself alone, bo happy. Count not anything a care, across or sorrow, while the light of true affection shines upon yon. In all viciseitudea, in all sor rows, that light and that warmth will never desert the rreart around which they revolve. You may be poor, haunted by misfortune, af- riicted in the mind aad body, bat there ia tha one strong arm, tho one true heart to help you through one to weep when you waep, smile when you smile, and to take half your Gördens upon willing boulders. , If you are beautiful, to none wUI seem half ao lovely; if yon are homely, his eyea will ne.nr betray the truth, for to him you will never aeem ao. The magic power of love arch tho atraightest brow, brighten the dul lest eye, and shape the lips by tho gentle thoughts that hover upon their portraits. And if disease visits yon with unsparing hand , transforming your pleasant homo into a dark, tomb-like dwelling, where tho blind are always eloeed, and tho curtains always straight, whore every thing seems in death-like re pose save the pillow a poo which your pained head turns reetloaaly, he will be there ia the silence and gloom beside you. Hia dear hand will administer the bitter draught, and hi fingers smooth away the anguish from your forehead. He will never grow weary, never leaa cheerful; never complain; nor repine at the fretful demands which sickness makes. Home will still be home to him, though the shadow of death be upon it. Through the long hours of toil, his heart will be with you, and he will seek no recreation but that of administering to your wants. There are many such true and tender hearts in the world, and woo to the woman whose eyea are blinded to their worth through the influence of selfishness, fashion or frivolity. We have known men to be celled stupid, spiritless, tamo because they were content to stay hy their own fireside; who found more pleasure in the snuggery of tha sitting-room, with wife sewing by and baby steeping near, than in the theatre, ball-room, or the noisy political gathering. And seeing the sweet content in the wife's eye, the smile of happiness wreathing her lips, the eager, questioning looks of the little ones turned aa the twilight drew near to watch for father, we have thought, let them sneer aa they will, here is a man for whom God nade the world. Chariton Rtjtub. I tain . THE BIBLE. The Bible is a history of Him who groaned on Calvary. From that sacred summit a flood of light broke forth upon the world. It was the dawn of redemption. Su perstition fled affrighted before the glorious appearance of Christian ity, and the Church of the living God arose on the ruins of the heathen altar. The automatons of pagan idolatry tumbled to the dust, and the false deities perished on Olympus. That glorious gos pel which effected this great work is contained in the Bible. Like tho rainbow which is hung out in the heavens, it was sent as a to ken that God would be mindful of us. Glorious token I I rejoice when 1 read it. and i would recom mend it to all my feUow-travol tors to the grave. The wavoe of time are rolling on to sweep us awav. and as we pass through the dark vale of death, the light of Calvary will illumine our path to the superb palaces of God. nC7A lady being in want of a dyer, was referred to an excellent workman and something of a wag in bis line. She called and asked: "Are you the dying man?1 "No, ma'am, I'm a living man, but 1 will dye for you," promptly replied the man of many colore, putting the emphasis where it was needed. 1 Hmv does a pitcher of wat er direr from a man throwing his wife over a bridge: Ans. One is water in pitcher and the other Is pitch her in the water. HCThe rose of Florida, the most beautiful of flowers, omits no frngrance, the bird of Paradise, tha most beautiful or birds, gives no songs, the cypress of Greece, the finest of trees, yield no fruit; dan dies, the silliest of men, have no sense; and ball-room belles, the moat beantiful creatures In the world, are very often ditto and a little more so! O A celebrated divine, wbo was remarkable in the first period of his ministry for a boisterous mode of preaching, suddenly adopted a mild and dispassionate style. One of his brethren in I u i red what induced him to tvkt the change? He waa angered, When T was young I mougbt it was the thunder that killed tha people; but when 1 grew wiser I discovered that U was the light ning; so I determined to thunder lea. d lighten mora in futnre."