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"We will cling to the Pillars of the Temple of ourLiberties, and if it must fall, we will Perish amidst the Ruins."
SIMKINS, DURISOE & C0., Proprietors. EDGEFIELD9 S Co, MAY* 13, 18
TOM, IF YOU LOVE ME, SAY SO.
BY JAMES KENNY.
Dear Tom, my brave, free-hearted lad,
Where'er you go, God bless you!
You'd better speak than wish you had,
If love for me distress you!
To me they say your thoughts ineline,
And possibly they may so;
Then once for all, to quiet mine,
Tom, if you love me, say so!
On that sound heart and manly frame,
Sits lightly sport or labor,
Good-humored, frank, and still the same,
To parent, friend or neighbor;
Then, why postpone your love to own
For me, from day to day so;
And let we whisper, still alone,
Tom, if you love me, say so!
How oft when I was sick, or sad
With some remembered folly,
The sight of you has made ine glad
And then most melancholy.
Al ! why will thoughts of one so good
Upon my spirits prey so?
By you it should be understood
Tom, if you love ine, say so!
Mly friends, 'tis true are well to do,
And yours are poor and friendless;
Al, no, lor they are rich in you,
Their happiness is endless.
You never let them shed a tear,
Save that on you they weigh so;
There's sonie might give you hetter cheer;
Tomn, if you love me, say so!
My uncle's leaacy is all
For you, Tom, when you choose it;
In better hands it cannot fall,
Or better trained to use it.
I'll wait for years, but let me not
Unwoo'd unplghated stay so;
Since wealth and worth make even lot,
Toni, if you love me, say so!
THE WIFE.
On earth, to man there is but one
His heart can love-his soul can own;
Though myriads flit before his view,
There is but one to whom he's true
That one can sway him to and fro;
Can make him drain the cup of woe;
Can give him joy, or blast his life
And that one's name is siniply wife.
But in that name a world is sphered,
A world by all beloved, revered,
Who have the sense to know its worth,
And spurn the gaudy joys of earth;
For that full heart in her dear breast
If rightly prized-eternal rest
Is not with blissful sweets more rife,
Than that pure heart-a loving wife.
A "CASE" IN COURT.
The New York Tribune is reporting scenes
in the Police Court. Here is one of them:
The Judge called out the name of Carrolton
Clappertongue. Hardly had the last syllable
of the name been spoken before the " Here"
was uttered with a spasmodic jerk, and in an
instant a queer looking customer sprang some
steps forward and brought himself up standing
against the rail.
Mr. Clappertongue possessed a marked indi
viduality in feature, form and dress; he wvas
a representative of himself and himself alone ;
his features were sharp and thmn; his large
grey eyes had a look deeply penetrative ; they
were restive in their sockets, glancing for a
moment at a given object and then changing the
object in an instant ; he would stand for a mu
ment in a given position, and then, with no
seeming cause for a change, would jerk himself.
into another attitude; his hair was of a bright.
yellow, uneven in length and unecmnbed; on*
some portions of his head it stood out at right
angles; his dress was a remarkable " take up"
for an eccentric comedy character. Thle vest
was long-waisted, of a red ground-work, inter
sperced with fancy yellowv diamonds. His coat
was a dilapidated black shanghae full of small
defects. Around his neck he wore a red ban
danna handkerchief, over which laid a quantity
of dirty linen gotten up in a~cordance with the,
Byronie cut. Th'le paants were of a grotesque
pattern, very greasy and threadbare. Judging:
from Mr. Clappertongue's general appearance;
we should set him down as a person of rapid
thought and active temperament, who acted
from impulse and lacked' stabdlity, lie was a
steam-engine without a governor, a watch with
out a balancee-wheel, a boiler without a safety
valve, a hair-trigger pistol ready cocked, an in
dividual built oan the steady-leg-jerk principle.
"Mr. Clapapertonguec," said the -Judge, " you
are chaarged with gross inatox(itiona ini the
Streets."
Mr. Clappertongue repliedl to the .Judge ina
the foillowving words, with a rapidity frighstfual
to shaort-had reporters. In everythinag -\Iar. C.
preservedi thi~s uiniforma raptid utterancae. Said
" .Jud..re, yo needna't feamr to take several
oaths oaa se eral Bibles before seveal imagi
trales thlat I lhe chlarget is truie in poinat of thet,
for I was incontinently elevated, ineblriated, in
toxicatedl, drunk, very drunak-I u-us. 1 pla
guilty anal plad for maercy in the same ideti
cal breath-I do."
" Where did you puirchmase your liqur ?"
"in divers, sundrlmy. varnous, andl dliferenat
premises whereinm ard ent spir~its, dist illed~, fer
imenited and malt liqpuors ate givena away in the
city and country of New York, noat to sa .Jer
sey City, because the jurisdicionm of this tribu
nal doesn't happen to exteind saver thme Northa
'- io you know the namtre of any one of the
persons whor sohld you liqauor ?'
"I do not, though [iamighat stale the parobai
bilities and give the reasonis thecrefor. A hact
is there are many Snmiths andl jBrownts ini the
world, and it is not improbabale tat sonme of
the Smiths may sell liqumor, and by no imas
impossible that I nany have purchased froma
them--i isn'I."
" What is your business ?"
" It has always been suited to the exigencmes ;
in early youth nay time wats divided betweena
kissing the girls, marbles. tyinug tin-ket tles to
dogs' tails, blowing quill-squalkers atuder pious
people's windows, stealing apples, setting traps
for chipmunks, mumble-'t-peg, putting tar on
the backs of individuals who would insist, in
contrariety to a good custom, on carrying in
vincible yet heavy b ecks in their hints, ham
stringing rats, and va ous other innocent andl
childish frivolties-is lAos."
"I mean what is your business since you
have become grown ?"
"First I essayed out as a collector of bills,
but having an inordinate passion for old rye, I
one day got on a spree during which time I
spent $100 or there-abouts, belonging to other
people, and the pumps pretended to say I was
not pecuniary liable, and as they failed to give
me any more bills to collect, I gave the busi
ness up in disgust-I did."
" What have been your profession since
then ?1"
"Numerous, very numerous, as the maternal
monkey remarked on one occasion when she
was picking vermin from the hide of an infan
tile monkey. My professions are divided, sub
divided, redivided, resub-divided, and divided
again-they are. I write acrostics, love-letters,
valentines, epitaphs for tombstones, black boots,
furnish skeletons of sermons to ministers, teach
dancing and vocal music, sing in chorus at the
English opera, sell a patent silver-plated stuff
warranted to make brass look like silver for an
hour and a half and after then like rusty cop
per; my own invention, Judge; happy to sell
you a box at the regular discount made the
trade-and sell you, too, bad when you buy it
--:cure corns. bunyans and warts, teach writing
on a new principle, operate on the magnetic
telegraph when any of the operators are sick
or drunk or so stupid that they can't strike
lots, impart a knowledge of short-hand to as
piring young reporters, play pianov'aeciompani
ients to first fiddler at dancing parties, distri
bute tracts, engage all suits to eject tenants
from premuises, and keeps tenants in epite of the
efforts of land-lords who are so eccentric as to
think that rent should be paid, give counsel to
per.sons desiring to le divorced, keep an alpha
betical list of nurses, translate Pennsylvania
Dutch into decent American, exhort at camp
meetings, engage by the job to furnish evidence
to swear through any point necessary im trial,
help my wosnman to pound clothes on Monday
morning, cry charcoal when the charcoal nian
has got the bronchiti;, shoot white cats and sell
the hide for rabbit skins, clean kid gloves, play
the organ in church, dye whiskers, e cetiera, et
etera-I do."
"That is qluite enough. Do you make a
pretty good living?"
" Should like to say yes, but have conscien
tions scruples against lying-I hare."
"I don't think you need let your scruples
trouble you after the big stories you have tohl;
I shall fine you ten dollars. Have you got it.?"
"Prospective only ; I suppose I shall have to
take the alternative, which I
" Ten days."
" Exactly ; Judgc you are a 1. 1.
"What's that ?"
"A perfect brick."
TiE TOWN BULL AND TiE BASS VIOL.
The following anecdote from the New Hlamp
shire Telegraph is too good to lie lo-t
fany s ago there was in the e:Ltern part
Of Massachusetts a worthy old 1). D., and al
though lie was an eminen: ly benevolent man and
a good Christian, yet it must be confessed that
he loved a good joke much better even than
the most inveterate joker. It was before church
orans were munch in use. It so happened that
the choir of the church had recently puircha-ed
a double bia: viol. Nut far fro'ml the church
was a pasture, and in it a huge town bull. One
hot Sabbat in tle sununer he got out of tihe
pasture and came bellowing up the street.
Ablout the church there was plenty off mntrod
den gras, green and good. and Mr. lull stopped
to try the quality, perchance to ascertain if its
location had improved its flavor, at any rate the
reverend Doctor was in the midst of his sermon,
whenl
" Boo-woo-woo," went the bull.
The doctor paused, looked up at the sin.;ing
seats, and with a grave face, said
&[ would thank the musicians not to tune
their instruiments during the service time-it
annoys me very much."
The people stared, and the minister went on.
Bo]o-woo-woo," wvent the bull again, as he
passed another green spot.
The parson paused again and addressed thme
choir:
" I really wish thme singers would not t une
their instruments while 1 am preaching, as I re
marked before, for it annoys mec very much."
T1hae people tittered, for they knew as wvell as
any one wvhat the real state of the case was.
The minister went on again with his discouse,
but he had not proceeded far, before another
" Boo-woo-woo" camne from Mr. Bull.
The parson paused once more, and again ex
claimed:
" I have twice already requested the mnusi
cians in the gallery not to tune their instru
mets durinz sermon time. I now particularly
request Mr.~Lefavor that he wyill not tune his
double bass viol while I am preaching."
This was too much. Lefavor got up agitated
at the thought of speaking out in church, and
stammered out :
"It isn't me, parson B-, it's that d-~
town~f bull !"
BAnnEs Ox Smu tarr un os D~Mtxn.-JTudge
0--, a well known, highly- re-:pected Knick
erbocker, on the shadly side of fifty, a widower
with five children--full of fun and frolic, ever
ready for a joke--to give or take, was baantered
the other evening by a Miss of live and twenty,
for not takinag asnothaer wife ; she urged that he
was hale and hearty and deserved a matrimonial
niesmate. The Judm'ge ackn ,wledged the fact;
adnit ted that lie was convincedl by the eloquence
of his fair friend, that he had been thus far very
remiss, ad expiressedl contrition ihr thle fault
confess.ed ; ending with offering himnself to t lie
lady, tellinig her she coauld not certainly reject
haima after pintinmg out to him hi,. heinous of
Th1 e lady replied that she would be most hap.
'y, but there was one, and to her a serious ob
stacle.
"Well says," says thme -Judge, " Name it."
" Alh ! .Judge this is beyond ypaur puwers. I
have vowed ift evcr inarry a idow er, lie imust
have t chiblren."
"~ Ten chil drein ! lh thma t's nothing says the
~Judge, 1-11 give yo lv now, and nay unles on
demand in annual installunents for the bal~ace."
Fact
D msx rrT, ( a mavrry, &c.--Professor floyhe of
ie J uoblin " -'rtechailder," says;
"I have seena thme gravity of parwons in the
puilpit ; lawyers in court.--jidges on the Bench
-Quakers at. conventical demaagogues at paublic
aeetings-thae chancellor iin the lords-the
speaker in the conmons-soldiers at drill
doctors near a patient--.lients at law sit
auctioneers puffing a worthless dlaub----an tiqua
ran over a brass farthinag--old genthemien at
fuerals-younmg geitlemen at tailor's bills
balil. at .a execution--and thme hangman at
the gallows--I have scein the gravity of an
author when his play~ wasM damned, and of a
coxcomub taking his plaice at twelve paces-of
an attorney- drawinig out bl,ls of costs, and of
an Alderman adjusting his napkin at a city feast ;
I have seen) Mr. Rogers and Belseni's mummy ;
but thme gravity of each andI all taken together,
(hoes not easpaal the gravity of a cow chewing
her cud !"
From the Baltimoro Sun.
BEHIND TIME.
A railroad train was rushing along at almost
lightning speed. A curve was just ahead, be
yond which was a station at which the cars
usually passed each other. The conductor was
late, so late that the period during which the
down-t rain was to wait had nearly elapsed;
but he hoped yet to pass the curve safely. Sid
denly a locomotive dashed into sight right ahead.
In an instant there was a collision. A shriek,
a shock, and fifty souls were in eternity ; and
all because an engineer had been behind time.
A great battle was being fought. Column
after column had been precipitated for eight
mortal hours on the enemy posted along the
ridge of a hill. The summer sun was sinking
to the west; reinforcements for the obstinate
defenders were already in sight; it was neces
sary to carry the position with one final charge,
or everything would be lost. A powerful corps
had been sunnoned from across the country,
and if it came up in season all would yet be
right. The great conquerer, confident in its
arrival, formed his reserve into an attacking
column, and led them down the hill. The
whole world knows the result. Grouchy failed
to appear ; the imperial guard was beaten back ;
Waterloo was lost. Napoleon died a prisoner
at St. Helena because one of his marshals was
beind lile.
A leading firm in commercial circles had long
striggled against bankruptcy. As it had enor*
nous assets in Califbrnia, it expected remittances
by a certain day, and, if the smuns promised ar
rived, its credit, its honor, and its future pro-;
perity would be preserved. But week after
week elapsed without bringing the gold. At
last camtle the fatal day on which the firm hail
bills maturing to enormous amounts. The stea
iner was telegraphed at day treak ; but it was
found on inquiry that she brought no funds;
and the house failed. The next arrival brought
nearly half a million to the insolvents, but it
was too hate; they were ruined because their
agent, in remitting, had been -hind lime.
A condemned man was being led out for exc
cution. le had takein human life, but under
circumst anee.; of the greatest provocation, and
pibIlic svimp:athy was active in his behalf. Thou
samds hail sigied petitions for a reprieve, a fa
vorable answer had been expected the ni;t le
fore, and, though it had not come, even the
sheriff felt confident that it would yet arrive in
season. Thus the morining passeid wit hout the
appearantc of the messenger. Tie last moment
was il. The prisoner took his place on the
prop, the cap was drawn over his eyes, the bolt
was drawn, and a lifeless body swiin revolving
in the wind. Just at. that nonient a horseman
caitme into sight. galloping down hill, his steed
covered with foam. Ile carried a packet in his
right hand, which lie waved partially to the
crowd. Ile was the express rider with the re
prieve. But lie had come too late. A compara
tively innocent inan had died an ignominiiiiouis
death becaise a watch hal been five mrinites
I too slow, iaking its bearer arrive brhiwd timw.
Tt is continually so in life. The best laid
plans, the most important allirs, the fortnies
of individuals, the weal of nations, honor, hap
piness, life itself, arc daily sacrificed becaise
somiebodv is "&,hitiu." There are men who
always Flail in whatever they undertake, siinply
because they are " behind time.'' There are
others who' put off reformation year by year,
till death seizes theni, and they perish unrepen
tant, because forever " blhind time." The Al
lies have lost nearlv a year at Sebastopol, be
cause they dlayed a superfluious day after the
battle of .\hii:1, and caine up too late fir' a coup1'
de anitha just twenty-four hours " behind tiie."
Five miumtes in a crisis is wUrth years. It is
but a little period, yet it has often saved a for
tune or redeemied a people. If there is on vir
tile that shouli. be cultivated more than anoti her
by him who would succeed in life, it is pulintci
aity ; if there is one error that should be
avoided, it is being bhind-lime.
Ileaider !Christ ian read !Look at the ines
tion at the head of this article and see il you
cia apprehend its for~ce, for priesently we want
you to answver it, aind to be ho nest abiout it.
There is a day comning. wh-en all oaur cloaks for
siin, anud excuses for neglectinig kinown duties will
be burnecd up. Aye, that day will burn like an
oven. Whiy don't yon / You see that t hought
less, daring sinner~ presuming too miuch unlm
the goodness of God, evidently goiing to ile*
struction, aind you say somiebody ought to re
claim hima and save him-somebody ought to
pray for him, war him and teach him if posai
ble-why don't you!
You see a youn" mn addicted to the''use of
bad language, 7gar, obscene, profane. lI[e
does not reflect, perhaps does not know howv
sinful it is. Some one, you say, ought kindily~
andI cautiously to approach him and admonish
hinm, aigl if possible save him from so vile a hab
it. W lay don't you ?
Tfhere's a poor widow stiruggling aast thme
tide of' circumstances to supporN~t and partially
educate her chilidren, but she cannot, unaided,
.uceed. She is becoming pore every dair, If
sonme Christiatn lady would takec a shiept gi pa
per around with a little caption, "~ T1o aid Mr.
Humility -." and show it to her wealthier
neighbors, no doubt many of~ them would gladly
contribute somnetlhin, ail suriely it taught, to be
dne. Laidy, whly ditn't youa!
And that poo'ir aillicied ihrmily-hlow discion
selate that watching miother andi wife miust be.
Smibody ought to go~ and sit up and niurse for
her. Why don't yout!
lieader, when you see or know of any gooid
thing which soimeboidy ought. to do, ask your
self, Why dotn't I do it ? It. it is the duty of
any one, Is it. no't mine! A:Id whmen you think
others ought to reform, suppose you~ ask your
conscience, Why doin't 1 do whmat. I see mny
necighbor ouiht to do ?-Louisiana Baphtist.
FE3ImI.r: 1Jur. --~v"Vean Swift proptospd to
tax female beauty, anad to leave every hldy to
rate her owni channis. He. said the tax woiuld
be cheerlully paid. :anid very~ product ive."
".uaiteinelle thus3 daintuily comliinaents the
sex, when lhe compilares wvomlen and clocks-the
latter serve to po itit ouit I lie hiours, t.hle ftbunlair
tot nmake us forget themu."
'lThe standards of btauity iln womtan var-y
withi those of taste. Socrates calls beauty a
shirt-livedl tyranny ; 1'hi to, a privilege ofnmature
'Thohihrastus, a silent clieat ;Theocritus, a de
lightful prejudice ; (Carneadceas,.a solitary king
dom ; andl Aristotlec aflirmied that it was bettel'
thnit all the letters of recoiimndaton in the
world,"
" With the modern Graeeks and other nations
on tihe shmores of the Medit erranean corjmlen'cy
is the pterfectiona of fotrm ini woman ; anti those
very attributes which disgust the western Ena
rpeani, forum the at tractions of an Oriental fair.
It wvas froiii thle common andi adlumired shape of
hs coulntry-womeni, that Rlubenis in his pietm-e's
delights so imch in a vulgar aiid odiotis piiip
ess :-w bcn his miaster was desirous to repre
scut the t" beautiful," lie had nao idea of beauty
under two hundried weight. His very graces
are all fat. Bumt it should be remnemdered that
all his models were Dutch women. The hair is
a beautiful ornament of wonien, but it hias al
ways benn a disnuted point which enloe most
becomes it. We accoun red nair an abomina
tion; but in the time of Elizabeth it found ad
mirers, and was in fashion. Mary of Scotland,
though she had exquisitlair of her own, wore
red fronts. Cleopatra Aks red-haired; and the
Venetian ladies to this day counterfeit yellow
hair." *
" After all that may be said or sang about it,
beauty is an undeniable fact, and its endowment
not to be disparaged. .Sydney Smith gives
some good advice on theaiibject. " Never teach
fulsome morality. How exquisitely absurd tc
teach a girl that beauty is of no value, dress ol
no use! Beauty is of value-her whole pros
pects and happiness in life may often depend
upon a new gown or a becoming bonnet; if shc
has five grains of comniqi sense, she will find
-this out. The great thieg is to teach her their
just value, and there mtist be something better
tunder the bonnet than ahpretty face, for real
happiness. But never sacrifice truth."-Salad
Jfr he Social.
Bots TO GOOD Luc.4.-The St. Louis Leade
tells the following story;.
Not over a dozen yeaq ago, a merchant of
this city, well known and highly respected, failed
inl business, and after setqing up his affairs,-garc
to.his principal creditor-:deed of trust on cer
tain real estate to securejhe payment of $12,
000. At the time the property was barely val
ed at that, so the creditir put the deed in hi:
safe, and there, so far asAe was concerned, the
matter ended. The mei'clhant broken down
disappointed, poor but y1t enterprising, wen
South, visited Californiaf, Mexico and Soutli
America, speculated, made halfa dozen fortimie
and lost them again. AAfew weeks since ie re
turned to the city, sick, tiavel worn, needy and
disheartened. By clhane he met his old law
yer, a gentleman high in 's profession, and wh
is deservedly respected. .,After the first greet
ing. the lawyer remarkej "I am glad to sec
you back, and as you sdm to be in want o
funds, the sale will be just in time."
The merebant looked;lapd at his friend alo
finally said, " Sale! whati ale? PVe got nothing
to sell." A
"Nonsene, ny dear- low, you are richei
than you imagine. Donj you remember I h
deed of trust I drew ugor you sonic twelvc
years ago ?"
" 1 do, what of it?"
Well, at that time thi property wobill not
have realized that sum, so it was let lie, but it
is now in the market. and I expect to clo'e a
contract for its sale this ioek."
"You amaze ne; whatzprice do you expect
to get ?"
I've a.ked $86,000! Cid shall get it too.
Your old debt and inter will amount to $21,
000 or thereabouts, so y' will have 65,000 t
go ulion."
iThe sensations of the -arty may be " more
easily imagined than desd'ibed," as tIhe penny'
a-liners have it, but one Oning is certain, Mr. A
went hime a happier ma#4barn he lad been for
ten years at least. .
Reader, what we have .re related i. siple
fact, and more, the oce i"ee is not yet a week
old.
WoMNt AT 1Ioir.-Heaven did not intend
women to lie the inmates of boarding houses.
They are out of their elements in all such abi
Idinfg places. There a:e erratic exceptions to
the general rLile. but the true sphere of' a really
wonanly woman, is her own home-her true
mission to make her iuidrband and lier children
liappy. Ier heart more than her heai, " muar
slals her tihe wa sihe should go." ler aee
tions, her wifel' aud oother love, instruct her
intellect. sharpen her perception, and give flrce,
ellergy, an(d }Irecisionr to lier plas arl jrpos1 res.
.Stri a women prayeth not for her he"s rights
-morieth iot Over its wrongs. Sie attenids
ino, convent ions. covets not tile douIble-barrelled
garment, demamln not a seat on the beich, a
post. inl the State, or a vote tirough the ballit
bux. Conteint Wiih tle posit ion assigned to all
woien by the Alhnighr ty at tire creation, and1il
wlicl the prophfrets, pat riarelis, apst leS, aid the
Sviotr himseltf, have declaired to be the moist
mee'it amrl seemnlv lihr t he wveaker messel. tire g.ood
wife never a :ttenipts to overstep tire limits of
hen' applr'opriate sphere, bot makes thazt sphere
a charmed circle, within which' thre hunsbarnd and
hther is disburrh ieied of' his business caires, arid
enjoys a fuirmess of ph~iid hapipiniess which th~e
outside wvor'al can neither give noi take aiway.
Foiturnate is he whlo hiath such a womnii to
wifib; for she shall riot only sinooth thne rourghi
ness of' his ear'thly journey, but lead himi :.:eit
y by the hiand. towvarda leauvenr.
AsEnro: s .\Lcm seN.-."Wm aiere you
talking to? Why, toamuch lar'ger andience
tha' thre be.st conryersaitioniist ever could boast
of ,and to more than ever listened to him dirurig
a month. How few clergyrnen, how few hectu
rers, how few public speakers of' any descrip
tion, eve:-witneissed an audienr'c half so large
as that to which the editor of the smallest coun
ry paper preaches! thow many clergyinare
there who are accustomed to audiences of a
thousand, and how few papers are there which
do riot strictly and litetrally tind more thn ai
thousand readers ? So says tire Newv York D~ay
look.
It was in the mridst of thre coldest spell of
hst intrer, when tire broatmian of Cincinnati
had niothring to do but to try tor keelp warmr over
te lire in tire gr'ogeries to wvrhi they did imost,
reLsrtt, whleni a piarty were huggimg thre stove ii
a store nrear tire Spencer House. In addition to
bad liquor, tire storgmm i kept lamrp-oil, anid
(ter truck of the sort, and was drawing it in
to a half gallon rreasur'e, as " .Stutteriing Blen,"
who was toasting iris shins, and observing thart
the oil-merchaiit did not more than half fill thre
measure, called ount to him: "J Jim, I can t-t-elh
you how t-t-to sell t-t-twice as mruchi oil as you
do now." " Well, how?" growled -Jimp. " F-f-f ll
yorrur m -nleasure !"
Mv wife tells the truth three time a dlay,
rearkedl a jocose old fellow, at thre sanne tume
'astinig a very mrischrievours glance at her. Be
fore rising in tire moring she says-" O dear,
itrust get up), bitt 1 don't want to." After
breakfast, sire adds-" Well, I suppose I must
go to wotrk, but 1 don't want to ;" and she goes
to bed saying-" There, I have breeni fussing all
day, and haven't done anythimg."
Tiir Sexv.'.owvsR AcA)xs'r MrASMa.-A long
comiiuicait ion fromr Licut. Maurry is pulished
in the National lartelligencer', giving the details
ofan expei'itnenlt which he minde last season in
planting 'surnflowers between the observatory
grounds, in Washington, and the Potomac, as
a bulwark against the miasma, from which the
dwellers at thre Observatory have hitherto suf
fe ed severely. Th~e experiimernt was most suc
cessful, tire residents of that station escapitng for
the first timre tire regular fall visitation of fever
and agule, whilst in unprotected situations the
shking went on with its usual energy. Simi
lar experiments with tire sunuflower culture in
France hasq been attended with like results.
Crnsis Love.-The more believers lov'e
God, the miore they love one another; as thre
lines of' a circle, the nearer they come to tire
center, the irearer they come to each other.
hrmck
From the Memphis Appeals, May 2.
THE GREAT RAILROAD JUBILEE.
Imposing pressio of* Military, Firemen, Coun
cl1en and Cilizen-s-Eloquent Speaking and
Imnense Enthusiasm.
Never have the banks of the Mississippi wit
nessed such a gathering of multitudes from all
the States of the South, from its shores to the
seaboard, as was yesterday seen in Memphis on
the occasion of the great jubilee at the com
pletion of the last link in the chain of railroad
connection from Memphis to Charleston. All
our streets and thoroughfares were literally
packed with living nasses of human beings
from nearly every southern State, but especial
ly from South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Mississippi and Tennessee. At an early hour
in the morning the salute of artillery from the
battery on the bluff waked the echoes of the
Mississippi shore, and summoned together the
various companies and delegations which joined
in the procession. Thousands upon thousands
of spectators crowded the side-walks, filled up
the streets, thronged the balconies and awnings,
and displayed themselves at the windows of all
the business houses and shops. Inspiring strains
of music from a dozen bands wafted their inelo
dies upon the air and aroused the enthusiasm
of the concourse. Never has our city before
received such an immense multitude. At least
thirty thousand people were on our streets'yes
terday to enjoy the jubilee. Greetings and
congratulations were passing, from the various
citizens of the vast territory represented, to
each other. As one of the speakers forcibly
remarked, all Sta-e lines were wiped out and
all felt that we were citizens of a common
country, having a common interest, common
insi itutionis, common dangers and a common
destiny. The leeling of joy and sympathy, on
witnessing these agreeable results of the con
smnmation of this great work, vas intense and
overflowing. A common sympathy moved the
whole imnense multitude.
The processioii commenced forming early in
tihe morning on Main street above Market. fa
eing South, and moved at ten o'clock. The
following is the route travelled over:
Down Main street to Beal ; thence to Second;
up Second to Union ; thence to Third ; up
Third. to Jetf'rson street; thence to Main;
down Main to Madison; thence to Second to
Court Square.
The order of procession Was as follows:
Chief Marshal.
Music.
Washington Rifles.
Music.
Union Guards.
Plionix Fire Company of Charleston.
A wagon with two hogsheads of water from
' the Atlantic Ocean.
Mechanic Fire Company of Augusta.
Music.
Oglethorpe Fire Company, No. 1, of Savannah.
Washington Fire Company, No. 9, of Savannah.
Germnania Fire Company, No. 10, of Savannah.
Music.
Nashville Fire Company, No. 1, of Nashville,
iroad Street Fire Compan -, No. :, of Nashville,
. J)euge..ire.-u4iway, *o.4,.of Nashville.
Washington Fire Comn'pany, No. 5, of Nashville.
Independent Fire Company, No. 1,
IMusic,
Liberty Fire Company, No 3.
Music.
Mechanics' Fire Company, No. 4.
Invincible Fire Company, No. 5.
Washington Fire Company, No. 6.
Hook and Ladder Fire Company, No. 1.
President of the day and Vice President in
carriages.
Orators of the day, in carriages.
Presidents and Oficers of the dilferent Rail
road Companies, in carriages.
Visiting- Mayors and Aldernen of the dillerent
cities. in cariages.
Mayor and Allernim of Memphis, in carriages.
helegates from ditfereint cities. in carriages.
Ladies, inl carriages.
Stiangers and Citizens, im carriages.
The pr->cession ini all was about~ two umiles in
length. and luring the entire route, the waving
of hiandlkerchiefk by ladies testilied how much
interest ther took in the parade.
The feature ini the paradie was the firemeni,
who tumrned out ini their strength, with music,
banners and flags. The visiting tiremni are
parmticiularily deserving of notice, comiing, as.
they did, such a dlistaince. and compi~ortinig them
selves so nobly throughout the day. They
were comuplimented ini a marked nmnner, *by
our. ladies, on dillerenmt parts of the 1:outc, whicha
they reCvloded' to by cheers for tlig fair. As
they passed bty the~ ni~ble aich, at the intersec
tion of Main andl M1adisonm streets, they made
the welkin ring with their huzzas. In all they
numbered twyo hundred and seventy-seven.
Th'le cavalende of hojrses, carriages anid onmni
busses was at least a milih. Iglngthm. 3Many of
the imp.st distinguishied citizen~s of th~e yljjacent
States being provided withl ewuyeyamces, ai~i' a
large nmbeiir or. our mWIn p11?1le, lu ios a&nd
entlmcien, occupying the vehicles.
The incessanut rain of Wednesday night and
Thursday made th.e streets very miuddy), and
lthough it did not prevent the military and
iremen from turning out ini their strength. it
eterredl many others from parading who had1
ntended marching on foot.
A fter counternmarching in Court Square, and
the playing of several lively tunes by the bands,
he vas proc'ession, added to which wer thou
ands who. hadl no~t participa~ted in~ thme parade,
forimedi around thme platfoirni e.ected for the
~peakrs.
'f/ I~eetings in Court .91"are.-The immense
rocession hiaving filed into Court Square, in
he centre of which a standi had been'erected
for speakers, aind the oflicer's of the t:iy, tlw
fullowing genmtleenm were nuigiotme~ed as atticers
f the meet ing, ymp
.\. II. Dougass, IEsq., President.
Samuel Tate Esq1., It. Topp, Esq., C~ol. F. M1.
White, aind .John Robertson, Esq., Vice Presi
ents.
.Johin P. Pryor, John R. McClanahan, J. M1.
Patridge, .1. II. MlcMabon, Tennessee ; John
hecart, South Carolina; Win. Ihomes, Missouri ;
.J. Withers Clay, W. B. Figures, Alabam a, ant
L. Q. U. Lamar, Mississippi, Secretaries.
Ilon. A. If, Douglass, President of the~ meet
ing, on taking the chair, spoke felicitously but
iniefly, and congluded b'y intro~ducing IIon.
\fm. iorcher 3Iiles, Mlayor o' Charetonm, w-ho
antrtained thme vast crowd with ono of the
most beautiful, classical, touching and appropri
te orautions, that it was over our pleasure to
listen to. it was the speech of the day, and
excited unmingled admiration and applause
from every listener. We would that we could
furnish the space this morning to sketch the
strong points of the distiniguishied and eloquent
rator. but our printers caught the general en
thusiasm yesterday, and it is impossible to more
than make allusion to the chief incidents of
the proudl and stirring occasion.
Mr. Miles wvas followed by Ion. Mr. Cohen,
of Savannah, who represented the city of Sa
aniah, and whose clear and forcible logic, flow -
ing periods, rich and chaste fancy, and clarion
like voice stirred the heart-chords of the inter
ested ultitude.I
ion. Mr. Boyce, of South Carolina, was next
introduad, and madle a most stirring, eloquent
anda fciei speech, depicting the great con-.
mercial, social and political advantages of the
railroad communication between the Atlantic
ocean and the Mississippi river. Mr. Boyce's
remarks were received with the highest enthu
siasm.
Mr. Boyce having concluded, Ion. Mark A.
Cooper, of Georgia, was introduced and enter
tained the assembly for an hour with his broad
and pointed humor, strong common sense, and
his earnest delivery.
The last speaker was Mr. Cuyler, the Presi
dent of the Georgia Central Railroad, who, af
ter exhibiting cultivated. and original, intellect
of a high order, interested the friends of rail
roads with some sound and excellent advice,
which should have a deep and lasting influence
upon their judgments: and the 'assembly then
formed in procession and took :up the line of
march to the immense dinner table at the Navy
Yard.
The spirit of all the speakers was, in the
highest degree, encouraging to the social, com
mercial and political union of the great States
through which the Memphis and Charleston
railroad passes, and their remarks will sink
deeinto the hearts of the great assembly of
people.
The speaking through with, the military and
firemen formed again in procession, and follow
ed by thousands on the side-walks, marched to
the Navy Yard, and partook of the sumptuous
dinner prepared by Mr. Specht.
The rope-walk in which the dinner was serv.
ed is estimated to be near a quarter of a mile
in length, and three tables were provided, ex
tending each the whole of this distance. There
were three thousand plates, and when it is con
sidered that these fell short of what was re
quired fur the accommodation of the company,
it is not extravagant to suppose that between
eight and ten thousand persons were present,
and partook of the dinner. We did not hear
of the least disturbance, or of anything c-du
lated to mar the harmony or pleasure of the
occasion. It was throughout a most agreeable
affair, reflecting credit alike upon the Commit
tee of Arrangements and our friend Specht,
who prepared it.
Immediately after dinner, a ball was given in
tho store-room of the Navy Yard, which was
kept up until late in the evening.
A grand display of fire-works was given last
evening on the bluff opposite Madison street,
which drew together thousands of people. -
Tne ball last night, at Exchange Buildings.
was the grandest affair of the season. A large
number of the bells and gallants of this city,
State and adjoining States were present, and par
ticipated in the festivities of the night.
At midnight, the streets were still thronged
with people, and we doubt not many persons
did not go to bed at all.
This celebration, so grand in every particular,
will be referred to by future generations, as an
epoch in the history of Memphis. The many
pleasant associations connected with the festivi
ties of the day, will afford food for many a ref
erence hereafter ; and we doubt not friendships
havo been cemented that will prove lasting a;
lifo is long.
Although the accommodations for the vast
crowd who have. honored.uri- itk r,
presence havo not been such as we could have
wished, wo still feel satisfied that the knowl
edge which our visitors have that we have done
our best for their comfort, will be a sufficient
apology for any inconveniences which they may
have experienced since their sojourn here.
l\cONM Or -rHE GntEMsvL.L.F hALu.no.D.-We
understandl that this road has yielded during
the past vear, S:107.808 SO cents, which is n
increase ofi s2,711 24 cents on the incoine of
last year. The road is reported to he in a good
coindition, and the Company will he able, during
the present sumer, to play tihe whole interest
on the assessimteit of stock. This is the dawn
of light. In a few years we May Cxpect the
aniessm6lenit to be pall ii full, and'dividends on
the stock. The road has cost $2,66t,-145 ss
cets. whilst tine capital paid in, together with
the assessment of stock, is unlV 1,354,118,2
ents! The stockhlders have nlylv paid one
half of tihe cost of the roadl. T1hne other half
te roadl has~ paid itself! The debts anid lialtili
ties of thte toadl are SI ,:; I2,T.; ::ui eetnts. The
Ioad is said to bte worth a great deal mnore thant
the cost. The Comnpany have paid thne interest
Ot their debt. $75,000, have dlefi-ayed all the ex
p-ntses of last yeanr, and now have $:;t;,838 :10
ctst of anniual profits to pay interest on assess
mtents. If the debt of the Cantpany was extin
'mtised, it would be able to pay out of the nett
rofits ct' the road, five per cent. on the whole
ost of the Road, or ten per cent. on the caipi
a.-Patriot.
A Goon Oss.--The Wheeling Daily Times
relates tihe followin;
A gentlentan jmnforms us that for some time
pa his conl pile has been growing "small by
legrees and beautifully less. He suispected a
~eighbor of purluininig it, but his feelnig of del
eev would niot pnerimit himn to accuse the party
nt an opetinanner. But as he had made nto
~otract "~ to keep the city in coaFl" e felt that
oeting must die done to pirevent thne astonish
ng tilliing oli in his bin. Accordinigly Ine took
large hnimpt ot thte article, dlrillled a hole in it.
iled thte hoie with powder andI placed the chunk
lhpon tihe top of the pile. About six hours after
his hec heard agreat expnlositon next door, and
.npon looking in that direction, lhe saw that .hi.*
eiglnhrs hioutse was mnuus its windows aind
lie enniire premnises blacked with soot, Hie
tes it as rather remarkable that since this tic
arrence hi coal hntlds out munch hotter thnn
nrerlv.
it.:,cK JIn:..--TheO appended nogro story,
opied from a Southern correspondent of tine
B.oston Journal, is not bnad:
(lenOr-al C- gave his black man Sawvney
hnds and permission to get a quarter's worth
f Zoology at a menagerie, at the same time
hinting to him thme striking aflinity between thne
Sim anud negro races. Our sable friend soon
ound himscif under thne canvass, andI hyonghit,
too, in front of a sedate looking banbown, anad
ee~ing tine bibo quadruped losely, soliloquized
thus: " Foks-suie's yet born, feet, ha~nds,
p-uper- bad-lonoking countenance, just like 1mg
gr, gettin' old, I reckon."-Then, as if seizedi
with a brighnt idea, he extended his hand with
Sgenutine .Southnern " How dy'e do, Uncle' ' The
ipe ehsped thme negro's handf and shook it lonng
md conolially.
Sawnev tlien piliedl his new acquaintance with
interrgations as to his namne, age, nativity, and
former occuplationts, b~ut eliciting no replies be
yond a knowin" schake of the head, or a merry
winklintg of t~ie eye, (the ape was probably
neditatitig time best way of tweaking the darkey's
nose,) hec concluded the ape was bound to keep
mo-~committal, and lookintg cautiously around
ehuckled out, " He, he, ye too sharp for them,
old feller. Keep dark-.j yedjuist speak one
trord of En.iIsxh, white man wcould here a hoe iu
y had in less than twro minutes.~
Tutu Stucu L.tw OF VRGINIir.-The Senmate
of \assachusetts, on thne petition of Capt. Leii
Baker and others, has adopted the joint resolu
tion, appropriatinig $2,500 to test the constitution
tlity of the search law of Virginia. The vessel
of eapt. Baker, it will be remembered, was seized
at Norfolk last summer for having previso.d
sailed from that port without hieig sacked,
as required by the law of Virgii.
PnoTEcriox To G.&ML.-The Legislure of
Ohio has passed a law for the protection of the
birds, &c., which makes it a findable offence for
any one to kill a rabbit, deer, or any of the
feathered tribe mentioned between the 1st of
February and the 15th of September, or to kill a
blue-bird, iocking-bird red-bird, or other sin
gers named, at any time. The boys who go out
"hunting," says the Cincinnati Commercial, du
ring the spring and summer, and who sometimes
manage to kill a meadow lark or "flicker,"
should notice that the amusement may. prove
rather an expensive one. The law mcludes
sparrows, robins, blue-bird, swallows, meadow
larks, martins, thrush, mocking-bird, orioles, red
birds, and cat-birds-so humanity has a.show as
well as policy. It was a broad and generous
consideration not to forget even the sparroivwand a
worthy imitation of that. Divine care which is
not indifferent even to the fill of one of 'them.
Let the birds sing.
Tue Poisosxro LT WAsnrixro\.-It is now
believed that nbt less than seven..handreder
sons have been seriously and dangerously $dect
ed by the National Hotel poison, at Washington,
and some twenty or thirty .deaths have occurred
in consequence. There aie still several pisons
very seriously ill in New York, whose recovery
is doubtful. Among others; the Hon. Robert J.
Walker is not yet entirely recovered from his
severe attack. Senator, Hale, of New gamp
shire, has become a thin, lean man, iunder its
revages. It is now the opinion 'f many persons,
that there was a deliberate purpose to poison
Mr. Buchanan, and that the diabolical scoun
drel hazarded the lives of thousands in the at.
tempt.
A VAL.VABLP Hrx.-In speaking of the fruit
prospects in that particulir locality, the Colum.
bus Tines, says: " We are very glad to announce
that our market next summer, will be abundant
ly supplie'd with peaches, from the orchard of
oar enterprising feillow-citizeu, R. J. Moses, Esq.,
who counteracted the influence of cold and frost
by building fires under his trees. It is supposed
tiat the smoke from the fires counteracted the
cold."
DernA viaom Hyunorno .-A death from
that horrible disease-hydrophobia-occurred in
Philadelphia Wednesday, the victim being a
child only seven years of age. The bite- was
inflicted some two months since, and the insidi
ous poison had remained latent until with a few
days. The dog was shot. immediately after the
occurrence. The wound, which was upon the
back of the hand, scarcely puncturea the skiu,
and not the slightest apprehensions were enter
tained of any unfortunate result until within a
day or two, when it was too late for medical
skill to be of any avail.
MuAucUr.ous Crn.-The Savannah Georqian
and Jurnal gives the last wonderful cure effet
ed in that city by the renowned Professor De.
Grath's Electric Oil and Pain Extractor. ..A 25
cent. bottle of this wonderful oil was rubb6e4 on
the sigi-board of James Pain, Tailor, and'in an
instant the word pain was completely removed I
We learn that the Professor, in full costhme,
.cove all ovr .with-be ' -
sons afilieted with rheumatism, ruises end
ache, deafness, &c., &c. It is related that one
gentleman in Columbus, who had been long af.
ilicted with deafness, bought a bottle from the
Professor, and " in no tine" he heard the ''noise
less step of time !"-Carolina Times.
- .. * -
COxeCALLI Wrii'o\%..-There are two things
which gentlenen never do: one is writing aiion
ymauous letters; the other is carrying concealed
weapons. Of course, there are occasions when
a man, knowing that lie is to be attacked, may
fairly carry weapons which lie does not display.
But no gentleian liabitually seeretes knives and
pistols about his person unless he lives' among
savages or wild beasts.
The reasons for this are obvious. It is -an ci
tirely unfair advantage, not only physically! but
imor'ally ; for a nian will not be likely to restrain
his tongue or his tenmier when lie knows that
lie haite means of ef'eetuually silencing his op
ponent-andi knows also thaut fhis opponent can
not possibly be awat~e of that fact...It was all
fatir anid right enough. when every gentlemian
openly wore his sword at hi4, side. Certainlhy it
was bad eniough then, but there was nothing
eumueealed. But to hide your knife anid pick a
quarrel, or to emigage in a quarrel, knowing -that
you have a knife hidden, is as bad as inviting
your enemy to driink wine which you have-, poi
soned.
Decent society is niot possible upon such terms.
We are all so purely unchristian and petulent
that anything wvhich serves to unbridle our
tonigues'and loose our wrath, as concealed weap
ons iievitablyido, postpones and postpones any
happier day.
A Farsecn Grsrownmta P.or.--It is confident
ly stated there was ground for the .rumior, that
dangerous plots against the life of Louis Napo
heani were discovered recently, only at thme last
nmomient before the time appointed for theii- ex
eeution:
The Paris correspondent of the Manchester
G;uardian says: A plan did exist, not only for
putting an end to the Emperor's life, but for
coimntting murder wholesale, after the fashion
of the gunpowder plout. The details have been
coniined, with comparatively wonderful secrecy,
to the people athuat the Tuil'eries and prefectui-e
of the polie,~ The affair would seemi to have been
organized fur sonme tolerably long while, and the
mioment of action was fixed for the first night
whenu the court should visit the Theatre Francais
theatre situated at the end of the Rue Richelien
amid anniexed to the Palais Royal, is for the grea
ter panrt, built over a groumnd. floor of shops.
Most of these are occupied by tradesmen well
knowni to the authorities; but in the narrow and
somewhat dark passatge, whichl runis from one en
trance door tif the theatre lito the Palais Royal,
there is a collection of small shops, onie of whiich
was unoccupied, and had escaped the notice of
the police.
This line of shops lie iimmediatehy under the
iinperial box at the theatre Francais, and this
shop was accontiugly hired by the individuals
who meditates the attack I ami going to relate.
L4ittle liv little, and as they hoped, uniperceived,
they hail iintroduced combustibles of all sorts in
to this clhsed shop, which was thus representing
Guy F.auxs cellar. The day before the Empe
ror's visit, however, to the theatre, to witniess the
pierformancuie of " Flanimmina," the locality being
minutely examiined, this shop excited attention,
anid the very day of the state visit, it was opened,
entered iinto, anid the whole of what it contained
was discovered. The lan has lbeen to bilow up
the imperial box, anid all that side of the theatre.
A Pret-rnu or SUxokY Live ix Cnte.wo.
Helre is a picture of Sunday life in Chicago, fur
nished by the Times of that city:
." Here in Chicago on Sunday we have 59~
churches open during the forenoon and evening,
but at the same time there are no less than 80
ball rooms, in each of which the ' band' plays
from morning till midnight, and waltzing goes
on without intermission. In addition to these
'festivities,' we have iwo theatres, eaeh- with its
perfornmev in tighuts and very short garments,.
iiouding ElIsler in their .graceful evolutioa&.
Saloons have their front doors closed by proc
lamation, but do a, thriving businessthug
airlo entaan'? . trog

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