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handed in, oe they will not appear".
Why don't you take the paper?
They are "the life of my'dellght l"
xcept about cletinn times,
And (lion I read for spite.
Sultseribe, you cannot loose a cent,
Why ishould you be afraid ?
For cash thus spent, is money lent,
On interest fourfold paid.
Go, then, and take the paper,
And pay to-day, nor pray delay,
And my word heard, it is int'erred,
You'll live till you are gray.
And old newsmonger friend of .nine,
While dying from the cough,
Desired to hear the latest news,
While he was going off.
t took a pr.per, and I read
Of son.e new pills in force :
sII bought a box-:and is he dead?
. ! hearty as a horse,
f I k ew a printer's debtor once,
oked with scorching fever,
swore to pay her bill next day,
I her d;sease would leave her.
f 4t 1 morning she was at her work,
Divested of her pain;
get to pay her debt,
n down again.
sai, take these silver wheels,
the printer now !"
, she slept, and then awoke,
ealth upon her brow.
Iwo men as much nlike.
or you saw two slumps,
o phrenologist could tind,
ifference in their bumps.
ns nok the papers, and his life
Is happier than a king's;
,lis children all can road and write,
All talk of men and thingt.
ie other took no papers, and
While strolling through a wood
A tree fell down upon his crown
And killed him-"worry good."
Had he been reading of the newst
At haone, like tioigibdi- 3ntm,
'hi bet a cent that accident
Would not have happeued him.
iy don't you take the papers ?
or from the printer sneak,
cause you borrow of his boy,
A paper every week,
or ho who takes the papers,
And payt his bill when due,
an lice at peace with God and man,
And with the printer too.
The South,
If the spectacle of a great soul, rtrug.
glng heroically with the waves of ad.
verstty, is pleasing to the gods, the
spectaclr of a people, transfixed with the
arrows of tnisforttne, and bleeding at
every pore, yet ut:ering no exclamation
of angtish or of danger, and neither
losing faith in Heaven, nor in its own
uprightness, is truly sub:ime. Such an
exhibition. grand and affecting to all
minds which can appreciate moralgreat
no<s the South now presents. i the
persecutions of their enemies were not
conpltely blinde:d by party passions,
they would feel more reverence for the
South in its misfortunes tttao when, at
the summit of its prosperity, is guided
and controlled'the destinies of th) great
tnation. With communities, as with in.
dividuals, it is only the fires of adversi.
ty that reveal the true character, and
prove whwthi.r it is mado of gold or
dross. To such an ortjual has the South
beent subjected, and we ass8rt that the
result hats demonstrated that it is at
sentially great people. and wi'l be
remmt.tnbere1 and admired in history as
mteh for the serene fortitude and noble
dignity with which it has sustained the
dhireet calandies, as for its brilia,tt
slttesnmanship in the period of its pow.'
er and influernce, and for that m.gnifi
centt valor itn battle, which lhas extolth.d
the admltirintg acclamnations of'the world.
WhIat the Soutth WAS in the days of
her formatr greatno-os. we all k'ow, it
wa.she who gtee'to the world its "ane
WVashipgLwon'"~(he mpan ral p rbv
]{eatvant fyr the lhiefertt.4 4nik.
can .Indelpendence ; the mat n wpn
and chasrA ighYrr thWN Agen.
cin ::he s,toessftul condnQ of the
Americaou Reublution,.and thi trisimph.
a: estatbhakmut.oof' tM4~ geste*,'Rs.
mullic - of mol n dimue, It swan her
efleron whou arrdt tht: Deoailation-of
Independence ; her Patrick Henry
whose eloquent voice thrilled like F
clarion blast the hearts of a strugglinp
people ; her Madison,' who illuminatec
with his wisdom the true principles o
the American Constitution, and bii
Marshall, who remains to this day, th<
unapproachod and unapproachable glory
of American jurisprudence. The saga
city of her statesmen in the nationa
counails, conducted the United Statet
qn to a career of progress and pros
perity unexampled it. the records o
nations, and the ' splendid genius of hel
soldiers. in the field crowned with im
mortal chaplets our military renown. I
was her Winfield Scott, Andrew Jack
son and Z:tchary Taylor who, from ti
snows of Canada to the tropic sands o
Mexico, gave to the world exhibition
of the superior martial shill and prowos
of o'tr countrymen to foreign enemie
which it had ever seen, it was the con
summate statesmanship and all-embrac
ing patriotism of her Henry Clay which
three times saved the Union he loved si
well from the perils of division and civi
war. These, the fathers of Americal
greatness were chihlren of the sunn
South, of the great and glorious mother
at whose breast they were nursed, of
whose lap they first htoo< erect, fror
whose lips they first learned those let
sons of patriotism, virtue and vale
which mnale their country great amon
the nations, and their names immorta
among men.
Nor has the South contributed less t
the material than to the. political-an
military importance of the nation. Tii
vast domain of the tee-ning and produc
tive West was given by the South t
the American Union. It is no figure c
speech, but the literal tr..th. She ha
been the mother not only of statesmer
but of States, and those States the moe
fertile, and trstined tq.,leiorre the, io
f opultourird~p6WNirfu AMerian com
mon-wealclt The woude.tful variet
and extent of the peculiar production
of her own soil, of cotton, rice, tobacc
and naval stores, have laid the founda
tions of American commerce, and cot
tributed by far the greater jart of th
revenues of the nation. strip fror
American progress and wealth the ee
ments which the South has contribntei
and what would remain ? Wha
would have been the Rvolutton with
out Washington? What- its growt
and fortunes. but for the gift of thi
South to the United States of the ric
est, portions of its territory, and ti
commercial, manufacturing and natione
wealth derived from the products e
Southern agricultural industry ? De
prived of those accessories to this great
tess, the Tnited Sta'.es, if it so much a
existed, would be a fourth or filth rat
power, without rank or respect amon
the nations.
All this glory of the South is past
and now does the land sit desolate the
was once so radiant with benifioier
power? Stripped of four thousand mil
lions of property,\bereaved of three hur
dred thouanid of her children, shut ou
from the Union which she did so mne
to build up and enrich, she yet maih
tai.s a composure and fbrtitude mor
marvellous than her proudest achieve
ments in the council and the field. De
spoiled of her earthy possessions, lookin
back upon the most dismal blight tha
ever came upon the fortunes of a pec
ple, looking forward to the gethering c
sombre clouds that threaten her tute
dertruution, with earthquakes rumblinf
beneath her feet, and at her heart an
gnisht and despair tuggmng like wi,l
beasts, nto querulous complaint drop
from ther lip., no frown of indignation a
imnpati..ace disturbs her brow; therei
madhness ~r,d resignation, but nlotoa
object glance itn her heroic eye.
"The'Nlobe of nations! theres she stands,
Childt9.s tadcrowailes, iahervoteeiesswe
An esQty tuiti hin'her- w Ither'd hands,
WYhoie holy;dust ta. sontter'd long agos.
Tbhe Solo's 4o:4 ont*fins.no ashes pow,
The very sepualohye.s Beo sepanthess
Of their heroheo d*stlors :dost; thou ftw,
OldTibe. l through a msarble *uhlderness,
Ittst with: thy yettow weess and mantle he
bhy is a billiard-player like
ihief Ini a orovd?f Bocause lo aInm
for the noskot..
cent visit to some of the plantations
in the interior of the State has enabled
one of our rural contemporaries to
witness the tribulations of the planters
- under the now regime. He s&ys the
freedmen invariably carry out their
engagements in bad faith.; niturally
indolent, the negroes let sllp.no eoca
I sion which can exempt theum fro work,
and seize upon every Abterfug Which
may enable thon. to drive a*ay the
f hours of labor in .their calia., But
r notwithstanding the great utider of
eases of shamni sickness, there gre, un
fortunately, many more of.real disease
than there were during the oeistence
of slavery. In a dump, flat regon like
f lower Louisiana, fevers are frequent
as well as dangerous, and thos whom
they attack need assidious at+untion.
The negro, with his well-know' indif
ference and improvidence, is ure to
fall a victim if he does not rccive the
kindly ministerings of the white peo
ple. Under his master he .*as well
1 fed, and when sick well cared 'kr. On
every plantation there used to be a
r regular hospital, kept in first rate or
der, and superintended by a compO.
tent physician. As soon as 8 hand
-fell smck, he was sent thither a prop
erly watched and provided . r. In
r nine cases out of to pront ly got
well aid returned to his wor The
I result was beneficial to .boti) g ies
to the slave in his bodily hd th-to
o the planter in his profits. tt now
J everything is chunge. T4 slaves
e have been , reed,,and are a longer
under ,onstraint to remain it pitai.
L On ,many phce4 tliejhave' b oi r
ed the oa}wof_ ysoia}no and 4 es,
s: medigines, anL everything .1 , that
would restore them t health, they
t will only. go to the hospital. ut in
It no cpse will thy aoe t. T r
to Sta in thei o .etI nt
e treated by charlatans of their own
s race. The unwholesome food with
v which they gorge themselves, and the
. nasty "medicines" which the voodoo
- doctors pour down their throats, either
a carry them rapidly to the grave, or in
a definitely retard their recovery.
Throwing aside the question of hu
h, manity, the planter is even now, inter
t es;ed in taking good care of his labor
era, and would go to any expense in
h doing so. But what can he dot He
a has no control over the volition of
- these overgrown children; and when
a called by agonizing cries to tre bed
,1 side of the unfortunate wrotcl, writh
f ing in the pangs of premature dissolu
tion, he can do naught but tnrn away
with the mournful and bitter reflee
a tion that, in former years, the hospital
e might have saved the victim of'fanti
g cism and superstition.
Oh, arrogant, self-conceit l plilan
thropists ! who plume yourselves so
t proudly upon your speculative theor
t ies, it you would only stare human
- misery in the face, you wouldgive over
. some of your ridiculous and unfound
t ed doetrines.-Newe Orleans Crescent.
The British Board of Trade, in its
e latest published report, givea sette
important statements in regard to the
density of population in'various coun
tries. According to this report, Great
Britain contains 285 persons. to the
. square mile ; Italy, 226 ; Prance, 180;
I Prussia, 179; Austria, 155; Spain,
r 84; Turkey, 19; the United States
11 . the Rissiani Empire, 9; Rufsia
in Europe, 32 and Brazil, 3. The
Seight European countries named con
a tam over 270,000,0.00 population.
rTeNews York Bun says: "Semveral
hundred Irish immigrants, recently
arrIved are leaving this port every
week, on their way hacg to, their native
land. They came herel with false
Ideas of the employment -that awaits
'thonm, and finding themselves disap
pointed, tbink poverty ini their own
country penferable to similar destita
tioni among str'angers."
w Men's lives should be, like the day,
more beautiful in the evening ; or,
like the. anmmer, aglow wIth fro.mise,
a and the autumn, rich with the golde:
s sheaves,, where good Words ua4 doeds
have rinedonn thn feld _
WALKER -A shocking catastrophe,
which may be attended with fatal re
suits, occurred on the afternoon of Nov.
18th, at the Willows, Miss Rosa Ce
leste, the well known fnnambulist, or
rope-walker, was advertised to wheel a
barrow with a. mrn tiamed Kennovan
(lhe pedes rian). in it, along a cable
str"tched from a high platform to the top
of tht pavilion.
It appears that when the time came
to perform the fea. it was found that
Kenntovan was distrustful of Miss Ce.
leate's ability to wheel him across in
spfet.y, and had been nerving limst'lf
with lqugr. Miss Celeste declined to
undertake the teat with a timid man;
but as the audience, misconstruing her
action,;jeyred her for her want of- com
age, she was stung into the imprudence
of attempting it.
Before Miss Celeste had gonie ten feet
front the platform. and when she was
twenty-two feet from the grounJ, her
companion in the barrow changed his
position. By the aid of the balancing
pole sheo ha;l nearly recovered t.h siaiuek
to her equilibrium,'and again ess>lyed to
go on, when the foc-lisht man moved a
second time, and Celeste, lKennovai
and barrow caine to the earth. Konno.
van was ntndermost, and, besides bruises
from the fW, he was terribly mntigled
by the iron wor*,of the barrow, which
tqre-his ear from the socket and lacerat
ed the musclss of his neck.
Celeste clhng to her pole, and one end
of it striking the ground, broke her fall
before it snrapped, and she struck on her
elbow, breaking it. and her shoulder
bone, brt. saving her head, and thns e's
caping instantaneous dentb. There are
doubts respecting the fte of both, as
th ' neditnl att,endants canntot tell whsat
ittlalalinjjrIes have been received.
'A n "to Journal.
Houn.-A military conuiission with
bristling whiskers, glittering epanu.
letes and.clattering sabres, was organ.
ized on yertorday, to try for his life
a citizen of Virgina,,in no way con
nected with the army or nary of the
United States, Neither was he priso.
nor of war, nor did le take any active
part in that noble struggle for nation
al independe ice which shallow knaves
have nicknamed a "rebellion." The
alleged offence for which this gentle
man is to be tried in time of profound
peace, bya commission of alien sol"
dierA, was not conmitted within th<
limits of a camp or garrisoned fort,
and the charges aginst him have beer
passed upon a civil ceurt of competonl
atd appropriate jurisdiction.
The sold iers wro propose to perform
the murderous farce of "trying" this
civilian, will do so in the teeth of at
decision of the Supreme Court of the
United States just made public, whicl
expressly and emphatically denies the
sight of such a tribunal to try any
offence committed by a civilian ui
which the courts can take rightfnf cog.
nizance. And yet, in spite of that de,
cision, by virtue of a lawless ulaso- of
Congress and of a military order froir
the War Office, the rulings of the Su.
promo Court are to be subjected b)
the iron-heeled boots of the soldiei
to very much the same treatmeni
which the-Bible is said to get from th<
of the idolatrous Japanese.-lUchnnn
Times, Dec. 20
lhsts WORtu CountTrNG T<
MI.xMev.-A bit of' glue dissolved it
skim milk avid water will westoase ob~
erape. Half a "cranberry bound oni I
corn will soon kill it. An ink stand wa
turned over upon a wvhito table cloth ;
servant threw over it a mixture of sil
n pepper plenitifully, and all traces o
idippareid. Picture fraines am
glasse ar preserved from flSeahby paint
ing them with a b,rush dippe.d into
mixture imiade by boiling thrtte or n
onionas in a pint of water- Bedl bug,
are kept awasy by washincr the' erevice
wvith strong salk water, put, ont with
brush. Soft uo;p sbould be kept ina
dry place int the cellar, al not be ust
unt thrtes monuis uld
Tir-: CoxrI.IeT or Autitulty IN
NoRTtr Ca.nu.x.--G1:m:tuA. S:CK.rs
OviEnttUt.t.D.---'Ie North Carolina Com
mnissioners, we lea.rn frout tihe! Washing
ton paper,t, had a long interriew with
President Johnson on Wednesday -who
contunicated to them his dccisiuan, hot t
i regard to the ordor of General Sick
les and to the interfeience of tho olli,:er
of the 1"reodmen's Hurauii in ninlerous
cases where colored children had been
bonntd out.
On both points the Presidrnt, decided
that the olineers were in error in inter
fa'ring. Secre ttrv Staututt i'sed ia.
Structiont to Genelal Sickles, directing
him to rezcind his orders pruhiiiting th.
execat ion of j-dicial orders inlhtc ing cr
poreal punishiaent. These intstruction5,
wtire delivered to Governor Wurtlh, to
be l:anded to Ueteral Sickles.
Geerai lloward al:o issued awl de.
livered to Governor \W-orthorders to Ihis
stlbordiuate officers to cease anv inter
ference with fhe laws of North Cuaroliat
when thev bear equally upon the whites
'And blacks.
ndge Iitufn xplained ftliv to (ele.
ral Iloward Itho character of the liaw fo
binding oat children. If orphans are
without ay property f r their support
they are bond out by order of the
court bt chiidretr havingr parents liv.
irig eannot be ae ptrenticed t0cept by the
parents themaselves. Wiih ans ex planat.
tion Gen. Ifoward did nit hesitate to
is;uo the orders desired Iv the North
Carolina Comii-sioners, who left \Ved.
ne:day evening for houtn.
A , O.tx to's l't:rnc-rtox.-'IlTe lat e
Lord I,actaulay, in May, 1J 7, wrote a
letter to It, I lRandal. of New York,
in which he expre--se;i his earnest con
viction3 in rela:ion to the future of t hu
U iiited States. IIe saul
It is qlite phaiin' l, vonrGovern
ment Will never be able to rest rami a
dist.rssed i and disco,;tented lmjority.
For withi yoi the majoarity is lhe ('ov.
ernmeni,t, rtnatd h"as the rich, whlo are
always a no rit.tiy, :tbsolutely lit it.
* * * * *
1 seriously apprehemI that. y%-oil
will, in some such a -ason as I have d -
scrihed, do things which will prevet.
prosperity from retnrning; that vou
wil aet like a people who shotuld in a
year of scarci.:y devour all the seed
corn, and thus the next veer a year not
of scarcitV, but of absointto f ntittn".
There will he, I fear, spoliation. 'I'he
spoliation will increase the <tstress. The
distr",ss will ptroduce fresh spoliation.
'T'h"oere is nothing to sto vbu. Your
Constitutioni is atll sail and no anb or.
As I saiti before, when a society has
e rre:e I on ttis down ward progress,
era her civilization or liberty nust, perish.
Either soat Caesar or Napoleon will
seize the reins of Govermneut with a
strong haad, or your l -polic will be ,s
htarfully pliidered aid wai I.,
barbariana in the twentith centnrv :as
thet Roman Emtnpiru was in tie filth,
with this difference ; 'hatt e 11 tns
and Vandals, who ravaged the Roman
Empire, cante from without, and tht.
yor IInns and Vandals will have been
et gendered withn your own country by
your own nst,ituttans.
-WHAT'S IN A NAM 1-A gentleman
had five datlhters, all of whom he
brought up to become useful and res
pectablo charactetra in life. Th'ese
daughaters married, one after anothaer,
with thte consent of their father. Thel.
first ttmarried a gentlemnan by the namne
of Poaor, the secondi a Mr. Little, thle
athaird a Mr. Short, the.fourtht a Mr.
Brown, the tifthu a Mr. HIogg. At the
wedding of the latter her sasters, with
their husbandsd,. were present,'and thre
l old- gentlomani said to the gauests, "I
have taken pains to educato my
dauaghtters, that thety mightt act well
thteir part in life; and from their ad
avantages and improvemnenta I fondly
ahoped that they would do htonor to
may family. iind that all my pinsu ~ *
care und-expcttions have turnted out
nothing but a .Poor, Little, Short,
B3rown. li4gg. .

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