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VOL.3. YORKVILLE, S. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1857. NO 50. Sans of Ccntpenmce. . PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRAND DIVISION, I OF THE J SONS OF TEMPERANCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. TENTH ANNUAL SE88ION, 1857. Columbia, Nov. 25th. Pursuant to resolution, the Grand Division met this day in the Hall of Taylor Division, No. 8, at 11 o'clock, A. M. Present.?S. Corley, G. S.; G. S. Bower, G. T.j Jno. Cordero, G. C. Absent.?Henry Summer, G. W. P. j E. Thayer, G. W. A.j G. W. King, G. Sentinel; Rev. H. H. Durant, G. Chaplain; W. T. Caston, P. G. W. P. Bro. A. M. Kennedy took the G. W. P'? Chair. and filled vacancies as follows : Bro. N. Tylee, Sr., G. W A.; J. J. Richwood, G. Sentinel; J. E. B. Evans, G. Chaplain, and B. D. Townsend, P. G. W. P., pro tern. Opened with singing ?nd prayer. The following Divisions were represented: Palmetto, No. 1?N. Tylee, sr., Harry Cogswell, and C. M. Mason, P. W. P's. Taylor, No 8?G. S. Bower, J. Cordero, S. S. McCully, T. J. LaMotte, J. E. B. Evans, J. W. Smith, J. Fetner, and A. Delorea, P. W. P's. Wateree, No. 9?A. M. Kennedy, P. W. P. Higgaion, No. 11?Col. West Caughman, and S. Corley, P. W. P's. Sumter, No. 12 H. W. Gardner, and Thos. D. Frierson, P. W. P's. Fairfield, No. 13?H. B. McMaster, P. W. P. Chester, No. 14?Thomas McCully, P. W. P. King's Mountain, No. 15?S. H. Williams, P. W. P. Newberry, No. 17?Henry Summer, P. W. P. York, No. 20?Col. W. C. Beatty, W. B. Metts, aud J. C. Miller, P. W. P's. Williamston, No. 35?J. C. Griffin, P. W. P. * Sandy River, No. 41?D. N. Harden, i P. W. P. ! Bcnnettscillc, No. 45?B. D. Townsend, P. W. P. 1 Branchoilfe, No. 46?Hon. D. R. Barton, |' P. W. P. ; Bro. Gardner was appointed with brothers I La'lotte and McCully, the Committee on 1 Credentials, who reported favorably on the , credentials presented. , Bros. T. P. Purse, P. W. P. of No. 8, i and H. M. Rearaes, P. W. P. of No. 12, were introduced and obligated. , The minutes of last Session having been 1 published, on motion, the reading of the ; same was dispensed with. On motion of brother Townsend, Resolved, That when this Grand Division adjourn, it adjourn to meet at half past 3 o'clock, P. M. Grand Division then adjourned to meet as above. i Past 3 o'clock, P. M. Grand Division met at the appointed hour ?G. W. P., Summer, in the Chair. Officers same as this morning. Opened with singing and prayer. G. IV. P. read his Report, which was referred to a Committee, consisting of Bros. Townsend, Kennedy, and McMaster: G. H*. P's Report to the Meeting of the G. D. of S. of T. of South Carolina, in November 1857. Worthy Bkethrks:?It becomes my duty at; the close of my term of office, to make my last j official Report "to you, as the only efficient and ac- j tive organization in the Temperance cause now i existing in the State. I shall spend no time in making remarks of regret as to the small amount j of real good that has been accomplished during \ the past year. Too long have I been engaged in i this good cause to indulge in ardent hopes of what j may be done for the promotion and success of this reform; or if adversity darkens our prospects,to j yield without a struggle, the ground we have already occupied; but surveying the field of labor, ' I would fain hope, that the friends of Temperance Will, ere long, eee me ttosoiuic itov^shi, ruiti H.v great need of active and zealous co-operation, in making an united effort to bring this subject before the people in a tangible shape. I have nothing to state that will cheer the friends of this cause. The Reports of the D. G. W. Patriarchs that are herewith submitted will, so far as the Reports extend, show the prospects of the cause, in the State at large. The following I>. G. W. Patriarchs have made reports, viz: J. II. Smith. Dr. John A. Walker, J. J. Richwood, J. Holman, Hon. I). R. Barton, J. L. M. Adams, II. W. Gardner, Hugh Simpson, G. W. < King, A. M. Kennedy and Wm. L. M. Austin. I would suggest the importance, to the members i of this Body, that the Deputy G. W. Patriarchs j should make their reports punctually at the ter- I mination of each quarter, at least, within such a j time, that the G. W. P. would have the oppor- ) tunity of receiving the Reports, and reading them i before the meeting of the Grand Division. This i is important, because the Reports of the Deputies i may suggest to him matters that would be well to be embodied in his Report, and thus be more prom inently brought before the Grand Division. My views have been fully expressed heretofore in relation to the subject of a paper, to be established as the organ of the Temperance Reform in this State, and as the medium by which the Temperance men can confer with each other, as to the means of promoting the cause in which they arc engaged. I still cherish the hope, though it seems almost like hoping against hope, that this project will not be abandoned, until we have a paper that shall speak to the people, in a voice that will not only deserve, but command a hearing. Since our last meeting I have been pained, and the members of this body also, to learn the death of Brother Walter, of Taylor Division. A suitable tribute was paid by his brethren of the Division to his memory, ami while we cordially unite with them in that tribute, something is due to his memory from this Body. Let us remember, that though he is dead, he yet speaketb to us from the tomb, aud that his example encourages us with the assurance, that in due season, "we shall reap, if we faint not." I have nothing new to suggest to the members as to the best mode in which we shall carry on our operations. By means of Lady Visitors much has been done, to enlist the lair sex in this bcucvolcnt work. The exhibitions of good cheer and hospitality, which the Grand Division met at Branchville, in Charleston and at Yorkville, were | such as to show that woman's heart was eugaged j in this great and noble work. The display at I Yorkville exceeded anything I ever saw on such [ an occasion. But we are not to indulge the hope that, because a great display has at any one time been made, we are sure of success. Iu 1843, at Spartanburg, when the delegates of the various Temperanoe Societies met in Convention, if an opinion had then been asked as to the state of things as to Temperance in South Carolinn, the response would have been : "the Temperance Reformation is in the ascendant?it occupies high ground?it is sealed in the hearts and affections of the people?it is safe?it will tread no step backwards." Such at that time were the anticipations and hopes of the friends of this benevolent movement. The year before, at Greenville, the Temperance men first met in their strength. Every thing seemed to move with power?at Spartanburg it culminated ?then a decline of its power was to be seen. In 1844, at Edgefield, though there was a good meeting, yet it was evident that the zeal of many of the members of the Temperance Societies began to wax cold?and from that day io this, there has been a constant struggle on behalf of tho friends of this movement, to keep themselves even in a proper position in the State. With all the efforts of the able and zealous men, both of this State, and from other States, it must be admitted that we have gained but little ground, so far as our strength is concerned. Yet it may perhaps bo SUICIjr SIHICU lUttfc lUCIC 13 it nuuivovmv puuitv timent abrond in the State, and that public opinion is slowly forming itself into a compactness that will be exhibited in the form of law, for the suppression of the Liquor Traffic. With the survey of the cause for the year, in the position to which the kindness of this Body elevated me, I am, if possible, more thoroughly satisfied than ever of the absolute necessity of Legislation on this subject. I do not, after the able and thorough discussion of the police regulations of States, by the Supremo Court of the United States, think it necessary for me to add a single word upon the Constitutionality of such a law, ov the right of the Legislatures of the different States to pass such a Law. If we turn back to the state of things that was presented before the people of the State, when the Washingtonian movement swept every thing before it; and it appeared that the State from the seaboard to the mountains was one great Temperance Organization, and look at the aspect now presented, we might with surprise ask ourselves as to the cause of this change. When improvement in any branch of knowledge or in any science is made, that improvement must be put in such position as to become permanent. Unless this is done, it will be sure to disappear. This lo ??on In tl,n onto unit fcoionrne nnri T think will be found to be true, in almost every thing to which the hand of man is pur. Something is needed to make the work, whatever it is, fixed and permanent, so that a superstructure afterwards may be erected thereon. Taking this view of this great subj ct, it seems to me. that the reason of the slow progress of the Temperance cause, is the want of that something which is to afford a firm position on which the reformation can take its stand. In other words, it must be aided by Law. Public opinion on this subject will have to be brought to the point of Legislatiou before that can safely be asked of the Legislature. Before the people are prepared for it and demand it, I would not present the matter before the Legislature of the State. Let the issue be fairly made upon such question as the Tempetauce men may submit, and if it be carried, then let the Law be passed iu accordance with such sentiment. No collateral issues should be made, nnd the friends of legislation should permit no issue to be made before the people, except the single one they intend to discuss and present for public consideration. I do not dwell upon the avils that flow from intemperance?the bright ind noble youths who have sunk before its blasting and withering effects?the houses that have been desolated by this scourge of man?the hearts ut women that have been wrung and broken, together with the untold evils that follow in its train. All, all speak in tones that would be enough to pierce the heart of adamant, though it were hard as the nether mill stone. The question again presents itself with tenfold earnestness, what shall be done? what shall we do? Brethren you know my views?I have not concealed them. I invoke you to come up as men to the work before us. The advocates of Temperance must mnke the move -they arc to begin?they must put their hand to the plow and they must not look back. I now resign into your hands the office which you so kindly conferred upon mc?and you may rest assured that in all after life, the year during which I have had the honor to preside over your deliberations nnd over the Order, will be a bright page in the book of my memory ; and permit ine to add the hope that every year, from this time, may be marked with signal success in the cause of Love, Purity and Fidelity. IIENRV SUMMER, G. "W. P. Columbia, S. C., Nov. 2">tli, 1857. The Grand Scribe submitted the following Report: ANNUAL REPORT of the Grand Serihr, for the year ending Oct. 1st, 1857. Brothers:?Permitted to assemble at the opening of the Tenth Annual Session of this body, it is my pleasing duty to report. Forty-one Divis- j Uama mn/lu It atuimo f a mi* n +11 /? rinuf quarter. The following is the result: Initiated, 258; by dispensation, 3; admitted by card, 1G; connectionsdissolved.TC ; withdrawn to join other Divisions, 30; broke the pledge. 37; second time, 8; signed over, 12; expelled, 54 ; suspended, 12; deaths, 6; number of members, 1,777 ; receipts of the quarter. $991,00; percentage to Grand Division, $80 55 ; benefits and relief, $87 Go : current expenses, $760 23 ; amount in treasury, $2,109 05 ; number of Lady visitors, 338. Two Divisions have been organized the past quarter, viz : Beorsheba No. 3, und Pine Grove No. 18, both in York District. Since the 1st of October (though not my official duty to report it) I sent Bro. 11. II. Dnrant, P. G. W. P., a charter, etc., for the purpose of opening a Division at Spartanburg O. II., which, 1 doubt not he has nc- j complisked. The necessary books &c., have j also been forwarded to Bro. B. D. Townsend, D. G. W. P., for a similnr purpose, in Marlboro' District. I regret to state that Fidelity Division No. 19, ! in Greenville, has surrendered its charter to D. G. j W. P., King. Only ?!? ; Divisions have reported the number : of lady visitors. It is to be regretted that others j have failed to report. The addition of five cents quarterly, on each member of the Subordinate Divisions, recommended at the last session of this body, to be paid into the Treasury for the purpose of defraying, in part, the expenses of a lecturer, has not been complied with in a single instance. It is 1 now for this body to decide whether the recommendation shall become an injunction, or bo abandoned altogether. The following is the aggregate result of operations in the different Divisions of the State the past year: Initiated, 941 ; by dispensation. 33; admitted by card, 47 ; connection dissolved, 2G8; withdrawn to join other divisions, 110; broke the pledge, 249 ; broke the pledge, second time. 35; signed over, GG ; expelled, 309; suspended, 124: deaths, 17 ; number of members, 2.035 ; receipts of the quarter, $4,713 14; pei?centage to the Grand Division, $37G 80; benefit and relief, $305 30; current expenses, $3,931 30; balance in treasury ?2,109 05. There are considerable ledger balances due iny office, which the books will properly show, and to which 1 refer. 1 have, within a few days past, received 50 sets of the New Ritual, for the use of such Divisions as may de.-ire it; and it remains for the Grand Division to decide whether its adoption shall be optional or otherwise. My second term of office has now expired. I thauk you for the confidence reposed in me, and now resign the trust into your hands, fondly liopeing that you may select another to take my place who will be better qualified than myself to discharge the duties of the same. Respectfully submitted, in L. P. F. S. CORLEV, G. S. The Grand Treasurer submitted the following Report, which, with the Report of the Graud Scribe, was referred to a Committee, consisting of Bros. S. S. McCully, Gardner and Griffin: Grand Treasurer's Report, for the Quarter ending November 2oih, 1857. 1857. DR. July 23. To Amt. of cash on hand, ?. 255 52 Nov. 11. ?? " from Bro. S. Corley, 0. S 00 00 " 25. " " " " " " 22 05 CR. 3 357 57 ^ By Amt. paid Brother 3. Corley's bill, S 45 40 Balance cash on hand $ 312 17 All of which is respectfully submitted in L. P. & F. G S. BOWER, G. T. On motion of brother Kennedy, Resolved, That the election for officers to serve the ensuing year, be held to-uight at 8 o'clock? and, that the installation take place on to-morrow morning, at half past 9 o'clock. On motion of brother McMaster, Resolved, That a Committee of three bo apnlnnnc r\f mnofinff nf fVliQ KnHv pVllib'CU IV O^ltVW IUV |JU<tWQ Ui luvvnujj v? ?h?v vw?j the ensiling year. Committee, McMaster, Tylee, and Ricbwood. Several nominations were made for the different offices. Bro. Townsend, Chairman of Committee to publish the Proceedings of thi3 body, presented specimens of the work, and gave a very interesting report of their labors?calling upon subscribers to take their copies. On motion, Grand Division receded from business until 7 o'clock, P. M. 7 o'clock, P. M. Grand Division met. Officers same as this afternoon. The Credentials of Bro." Ilenry Pratt, P. W. P. of No. 41., having been found correct, he was accordingly introduced and duly obligated. After some very interesting remarks from Bros. Beatty and Townsend in relation to 1 J the New Ritual, and the general working of the Order, Graud Division proceeded to ballot for officers. The following is the result : i Hon. D. R. BA.RTON, G. W. P. JOHN COllDERO, G. W. A. ] S. CORLEY, G. S. G. S. BOWER, G. T. J. C. GllIFFTN. G. C. J. J. RICH WOOD, G. Sentinel. Rev. J. A. W. Thotuas, G. Chaplain. 1 Bro. Kennedy offered the following reao- 1 lution which wa9 adopted : < Rc.iolvcd, That the Treasurer of the Grand i Division be authorised to pay out of the funds, so much as may be necssary to reduce the cost of the < published proceedings of the Grand Division to subscribers or Subordinate Divisions, to two Dol- i lars per copy. ' On motion, Grand Division adjourned to < meet on to-morrow morning, at 9 o'clock. i Thursday, 9 o'clock, A. M. Grand Division met according to adjournment. Officers some as yesterday, cxcopt G. Chaplain. Bro Kennedy was appointed G. Chaplain, pro ton. Opened with singing and prayer. Minutes of yesterday were ' read and confirmed. ( The Grand Scribe elect still declining to 1 serve, Bro. B. D. Townsend was elected Grand Scribe for the ensuing year. ' Grand Division then proceeded to install the Officers. \ On taking the chair G. W. P., Barton I made a few appropriate remarks. ' The Credentials of Wm. M. McGinnis, , W. P. of No. 13., having been examined ] and found correct, that brother was introdu- ! ced and obligated. On motion of Bro. Kennedy, the Grand , Division proceeded to elect representatives to the National Division. The following is ] the result: I James Tupper, G. W. Garmany, J. B. ; O'Neall, A. M. Kennedy, B. D. Townsend, . W. T. Caston, and Henry Summer, P. G. j W. P's.; S. S. McCully, N. Tylec, Sr, T. A. Elliott, E. Thayer, P. G. W. A's.j D. R. Barton, G. W. P.; John Cordero, G. , W. A. , Bro. Townsend, Chairman of Committee on the G. W. P's report, submitted the following, which was adopted : Tlip Ptimmittee to whom was referred the re- ' port of the G. W. P.,and accompaning communications from D. G. W. P's, have given the ' several topics discussed, as much consideration as ; the very limited time allowed would permit, and respectfully submit the following report : With the G. W. P., your Committee regret that so few of the D. G. W. P's have reported. It has however been urged upon these officers so often \ to be faithful in this respect, that it is deemed uu- i necessary to repeat the usual complaints. j In the reports of the few Deputies before your Committee, a hopeful spirit appears to pervade them all. Intimations are given of success in l various forms, and so many suggestions occur that ( might profit the Order generally, that your Committee regret with Committees heretofore in passI ing on the subject, that so much valuable matter \ is lost to all but the very few who have access to t them. i I The death of Bro. Walter, so feeling'.y alluded | to by the G. Wr. P., is peculiarly felt here, where < J we have so often been assisted and cheered by his t presence and labors. Let us whilst pausing a moment at his grave, resolve to imitate his many virtues in life, and to prepare also for death. There is no other point in the report before i your Committee that requires extended remarks, or that seems to invite nction by this body. The G. W. P. has presented the general subject of ' j our mission and purposes, so fully, and so forcibly, 1 i that nothing remains for tho Committee to add, i farther than to invito the earnest attention of our entire membership to its interesting suggestions. ' In conclusion, your Committee in behalf of the S Order generally in South Carolina, tender to the , retiring G. W. P., the thanks of this body for the ability and fidelity with which he hns discharged I the duties of his most important office the past ( j year, and fell assured that he will be followed in i his retirement hy the regard, and best wishes of j his brethren throughout the State. I Respectfully submitted, j B. D. TOWNSEN'D, A. M. KENNEDY, II B. McMASTEK. ? i Columbia, S. C., Nov. 2Gth, 1807. < Bro. McMaster, Chairman of the Com- , mittee to select places of meeting for this ( * 1 * * _-_l-.--fa.a_Jl iL _ /* 1 Doay tue eusutng year, suDiimtea me 101- j lowing, which was adopted : j The Committee appointed to select places for ( our Quarterly meetings next year, 1858, beg leave to recommend Winnsboro' for the first Quarterly 1 Meeting on the 4th Wednesday. 27th of January; j 1 Cheraw, on the 4th Wednesday, 28th of April ; j Williatnston, on the 28th of July; and Columbia, on Wednesday after the fourth Monday in Novcm- ! ber. Respectfully submitted. i H. B. McMASTER, NATII. TYLEE, JOS. J. RICIIWOOD. Bro. Townsend submitted the following resolution, which was coucurred in : Rfsolved, That the Journals of the Grand i Division of South Carolina just published by the Committee appointed for that purpose in Charleston last April, be deposited with the Grand Treasurer with directions to supply subscribers at 1 two dollars per copy, and that the same prico be charged to such Divisions or individuals as may desire to supply themselves with copies of the work. On motion of Bro. Kennedy, the following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Division be, and are hereby cordially tendered to the Committee who superintended the publication of the proceedings of this Body, for the faithful and laborious discharge of the arduous duties assigned them, and the handsome manner in which they gotnp the work. The following resolution offered by Bro. Townsend, was agreed to: Resolved, That for the present, this Body will, if allowed, publish its proceedings in the Yorkville Enquirer; and that all official communications and notices, emenating from, or addressed to the Ordor generally in tnoState, shall appear first in that paper; and that Sons of Temperance throughout our jurisdiction, be requested to subscribe for the Enquirer, as such matters are hereafter to appear in it. On motion of brother McMaster, Resolved, That five (5) extra copies of the Yorkviile Enquiber, containing the proceedings of this Session, be sent to ewch Division in the State. On motion, Grand Division receded from business until 4 past 3 o'clock, p. m. Half-past 3 o'clock, P. M. Grand Division met at the appointed hour ?officers all present. Bro. McCully, Chairman of the Committee on the reports of the Grand Scribe and Grand Treasurer,submitted the following report, which was adopted: The Committee to whom was referred the reports of the Grand Scribe and Grand Treasurer for examinatbion, have discharged that duty, and are pleased to be able to state that they find them to correspond with their books, which have been kept corectly, and we consider these officers entitled to the esteem of this Grand body for the faithful manner in which they have discharged their duty. In regard to the recommendation to the subordinate Divisions to pay 5 cents per Quarter on each member to aid in raising a lecturer's fund, your committee find that no response has been made, and would therefore recommend the abandonment of the measure for the present. In regard to the new Ritual, your committee think there is no action required by the Grand Division, as the Subordinate Divisions are, by the National Division, required to use the new Ritual after the 1st of January next, and hope they will at once furnish themselves. We cheerfully recommend the new Ritual as a decided improvement, well calculated to inspire new life into the Order. Vour committee would recommend the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Divis ion are uue, nna nereoy tenaereu xo oro. o. Corley, our retiring Grand Scribe, for the very sreditnble manner in which he has so zealously and faithfully discharged the arduous duties of his iiffice at a sacrifice of his personal comfort and interest. All of which is respectfully submitted in Love Purity and Fidelity. S. S. McCULLY, J.C. GRIFFIN, H. W. GARDNER. The ex-Grand Scribe presented sundry bills, which were referred to the Committee 3n the Grand Scribe and Grand Treasurer's reports. Bro. Summer offered the following resolutions which were adopted: Resolved, That the thanks of this Grand Division be returned to all the Rail Road Companies )f the State, who have permitted the members of this Body to pas9 over their respective Roads for me fare. Resolved, That this Grand Division return their thanks to Taylor Division, for the use of their Hall, in which to hold their meetings, during this session. On motion of brother Townsend, Resolved, That the Grand Scribe be authorized lo procure 1000 Odes belonging to the New Ritual. Bro. McCully, Chairman, reported the bills referred, correct, viz: Grand Division to National Division, 850; S. Corley, 8G4 39; W. P. Price, 812; A. J. Burke, 817; md recommended their payment. Report idopted. On motion of brother Summer, the Grand Division adjourned to meet at Winnsboro', 3n Wednesday, the 27th of January next, it 2 o'clock, P. M. B. D. TOWNSEND, G. S. miscellaneous A STRUGGLE WITH POISON. I was spending some days not many years igo, in a beautiful little country village and n a family that had more than common atractions to one who loves domestic life as veil as myself. The little circle had in it *oa1 iknn T 1* o A nOnn onnn iiUIC Ul icai luicicoi luau x. uau uuuu oogu levoloped in the same number of persons. The father of the family?almost too r'oung to feel yet that he was entitled to ;hnt honorable appellation?was a fine, rank-hearted young mechanic, with a world >f bounding life in his veins, and energy ;hat, when fully aroused, drove everything .'iolently before him, and a warmth of disposition that gavehira more friendship, than t had given him of the goods of this world. His wife, to whom he had been married 'our years, was singularly beautiful. They lad two children?the one a laughing, prown-eyed and brown-haired little fairy of hree years. Her name was Eveleen The second was a crowing, laughing, blue-eyed, plump little beauty of less than a year, promising to have all the charms of the plder at her ago. I was sitting one afternoon in a quiet Utile room with my feet upon two chairs, readng a pleasant book, in a state between aslecp and awake?my host away at his shop, 1 hundred yards off, and my pretty hostess pngaged in her household labors?when I o n (vas thrown out of my indolence by a scream that brought me to my feet like an electric -i?T* UlUUtV. It was a nuuiau s iuiiiUj ~uvi uau in it an excessjof agony that cannot be indicate cd in words, so loud that it rang over that :juiet little village and brought every one forth to ascertain the cause. I sprang to the door that separated the sitting-room from the dining apartments, and saw the whole at a glance. The young mother stood at the door with her first-born ?our darling Eveleen?in her arms, dying ! A brief and hurried word from the servant told me the sad story. The little girl had accompanied a child uncle up stairs, and while the attention of the older child was for a moment turned away,she seized a bottle of corrosive sublimate in alcohol, and had taken enough to take away twenty such I lives. The little thing had tottered down j stairs and the mother had met her at the j landing with the emptied bottle in herhand, j and the poison oosing from her mouth, the I child all unconscious of the fearful thing she had done. Was it any wonder that terrible shriek rung out over the quiet little village, and that already the occupants of every house near were rushing towards the spot where the mother stood? But a few moments could possibly have elapsed since the poison was taken, and yet the effect was already fearful. After the first shriek of terror the mother had quieted to a calm despai^for the moment, and stood with the child in her arms making no effort for its relief, and indeed it seemed hopeless, for already the subtile poison seemed diffused through the frame; the brown eyes I 1 I L il. _ 1...1 xt - P LI. _l J uau lusi tueir iusire, me iace was Diacaenea as if after death, and the teeth were tight set in a convulsive spasm, that evidently would not pass away. I examined the little lost darling for a moment, saw that it was hopeless, and turned away, unable to bear that mother's agony. The little door-yard was already half-filled with villagers, and sobs, moans, and lamentations over the fate of the dying child were heard in every direction, mingled with quick and hurried questions as to the mannerof its occurrence, and vain attempts at answering, which added an oppressing confusion to the sadness of the scene. The little play-fellow uncle, who had been up stairs with the child, had run instantly to call the father and but a few moments had elapsed before he sprang into the middle of the group. He had been told all, and asked no questions. I had time to remark that his eye was very stern, and that his lip was very firmly compressed. Others, too, marked it, and I knew afterwards that a murmur ran round the circle, of how strange it was that he betrayed no feeling. He reached out his hands and took the child from its mother. Its eyes were closed now, and a white ooze coming from between t.Vi** hlnpkptiprl ltns. Wns pvpr rlpnt.h mnre assured? I saw him open the eyelids and give a sigh of relief. He told me afterwards that the eye was not shrunken, and so death had not begun. He then attempted to open the mouth, but the teeth were tight set, and they resisted his efforts. But with a force that seemed almost brutal he wrenched the teeth apart, and opened the mouth. Shame,' cried one of the bystanders. The father did not heed them but motioned to a neighbor to take the child in his arms. He did so. 'Bring me the egg basket,' he spoke very sternly,, almost without opening his teeth, to the servant. 'What do you want with it? What can you do with it ?' 'He is crazy !' and many such remarks followed, but the basket was there in a moment. lie seized one of the eggs, broke it, inserted his finger again between the teeth and wrenched them open by force, though they shut with so convulsive a motion as to tear the flesh from his fingers, and poured the albumen into the throat. There was a slight strangle, nothing more, and spectators were horrified at the action. 'Don't, the child is dying !' said one. 'Please don't hurt the little thing?it can't live !' the mother found voice to say, laying her hand upon his arm. 'Mary, be still!' he answered sternly while his teeth were relaxing from their clenching and his face was as hard as if he were entering a battle; and don't 'anyof you meddle with rac?keep off!' The bystanders involuntarily obeyed, with many harsh remarks upon his cruelty?but he did not heed them, and went on. Another and another egg was broken, and still Uam TTtno na c?fr?r* ar Ii^a Tknn flin ttt 1iaIo kiiuiu nuo uu oipu vji itic? i uvu bug nuuig body of bystanders broke into a loud murmur, and cries of "brute! Let the child die in peace !' 'He is crazy?take the child away from him !' were heard around him. He desisted for a moment from his efforts, and turned with a fierceness which had before been altogether foreign to his nature? but no one who afterwards saw him forgot it. 'Fools!' he hissed, 'miudyour own business, and leave me to mine ! Take her away, will you ! Try it;' and he went on, emptying egg after egg down the apparently lifeless throat. The mother could bear this no longer. Her first born was being tortured before her eyes in its death, and, she imploringly flung herself on her husbaud's father, who had the moment before arrived. 'Oh, father, do stop him !' she gasped ; he will obey you ; do stop him. Ho is torturing that poor dying child.' The grandfather started forward a step to interfere, for he, too, thought the proceeding an outrageous one ; but he stopped and said, 'Mary, let him alone. The child will die if he does not go on. It cannot do more than die if he does. I would not say a word to him for the world. The child is his; let him use his pleasure. There was a silence then. In a moment J ! -1? ii . _ more mere was a quiver or me eyenas, con- : vulsive movement of the chest, and the teeth | lost their tension. The father seized his i child, turned her face downward, and the poicon began to flow from her mouth. Again and again, as the retching ceased, he repeated the experiment?the life returning still more, and the face losing its blank color every instant. More than twenty times albumen had been administered, and more than i half of those times followed by the expulsion of the poison, when the eyes opened, the father desisted, the little suffer lay just alive in his arms, exhausted, its little life terribly shnttered but saved! Then?when the necessity for exertion and determination was over?when then the physician had been summoned, and they knew that darling little Evaleen might live after many weeks of a struggle between life and death, when the relieved friends acknowledged that they had wronged him first, when the beautiful wife blessed him through [ her kisses and tears, and all knew that under j God only such almost fierce determination could have saved the child, and the father sat down unnerved and wept like a child. Not in "Little Sister Eveleen" did the poison do its fearful office. Eveleen is alive j to day, and her bright eyes have opened up to womanhood. But there is no hour in my ' life that brings so thrilling a recollection as the young father's struggle for the life of his child. LOOK UP. A ship, becalmed at sea, lay rocking lazily. A sprightly lad, the captain's only son, not knowing what to do, began mischievously to climb the mast. He had got half way to the top, when turning his eye below to see how far he was from the deck, he suddenly grew dizzy. ?I am falling, I am falling,' he cried. 'Look aloft,' shouted his father, who, at that ] ? Iaao'mm iVirt sinlttrt Tka knrr j uiUiueuL vruo icaviug iuc wauiu. xuc wyjJ j accustomed instantly to obey that voice, looked up to where the main struck swung against the sky, recovered heart, went on, and was saved. \Ve do not give the anecdote as new.? Doubtless every one of our readers has heard it before. But the story has a significaance not always noticed, Others, besides the captain's son, have been saved by looking up. In the dizzy ascent of life many a man has been on the point of falling, when some sudden thought has bidden him 'look up;' he has taken courage, has persevered, has won the prize. Bruce, when be saw the spider fail six times, yet succeeded at the seventh, was of this class. So was Washington when Cornwallis had driven him across the Delaware, and when, instead of giving up in despair, he suddenly collected all his resources, fell on the British lines and achieved the victory at Trenton. There come times in the experience of even the bravest, when the heart is ready to give up. Affliction after affliction, for example, has assailed him till hope itself despairs. Perhaps a favorite child has been suddenly stricken down. Perhaps a terrible epidemic has destroyed more than one little one. Perhaps the wife of his bosom is no more. Perhaps, by one of those awful catastrophes which occasionally occur, his entire family has been swept into eternity in a g moment of time, in the twinkling of an eye. t Tlo foola aa if fliero ir.no nn lnrtnror anr nViie/?t. ? ? O ""J for him in life. In the first shock of his agony he would not care even if news were brought him that bis fortunes were bank- ? rupt, that he was a disgraced beggar. But, by and by, a still, small voice within whispers 'look up.' He sees the sky is still as bright as ever, the breeze as blessed, the trees as beautiful. He hears the water run, leaping and laughing down the hill side, glistening in silver as they go. The earth is not less lovely than before, the stars are as numberless, the ocean and mountains as sublime. His fellow creatures have the same kindly hearts toward him. He owes them the same old duties. Gradually he realizes that he has much yet to live for. In time he regains a subdued and quiet happiness. He has learned to 'look up.' A great financial crisis overtakes the strong man in the midst of his schemes. He gathers up all his resources, contending gallantly and desperately long after hope is over; struggling for his family rather than for himself, fighting, agonizing, like Laocoon in the serpent's folds. It will not do. The mighty whirlwind, whose other eddies he "has been striving to resist, wheels down upon him in all its power; he is torn up in an instant; he is hurled on the ground, he is left breathless, bruised and seemingly dead. At first, when he regains sensation after the overwhelming shock he is without hope. He has neither strength nor wish to resume his work. He is willing that the tempest shall sweep the wrecks of his fortune out of sight forever. It is useless, he says to himself, even to try to regain what he has lost. At last a gentle wife or sympathizing friends bids him not to despair. 'Look up,' they say. He looks. At once he is a man. He recovers his name and fortune. Tn oiinrr mr/Minicfnnpo r\f life flnnlr iin ' Are you about to enter a profession ? Aim f at no secondary success; fix your mark high; e 'lookup.' Are you a merchant? Become t leader in your business, and to do this, first 'look up.' Are you ambitious of political distinction ? .Scorn to be a mere demagogue; I resolve to be a statesman; 'look up.' Is 8 authorship your wish ? Endeavor to take ^ rank among the classics of your language by c studying manner as well as matter; aspire to 8 triumph greatly and permanently, rather than 0 prematurely; in a word, 'look up.' Ah ! if 1 all would only look up. But some never hear the cheering words. Some disregard 1 them- Of the thousands who have failed 1 utterly in life, or met only a secondary sue- ^ cess, the majority owe their misfortunes to F not looking up. In sorrow or disaster, remember the boy upon the dizzy mast, and 8 look up, look up.'?Baltimore Sun. ' ,,,,, a Deceit.?If there is any being on the J face of Gods footstool that we detest, and o abominate it is a two faced man, one who o greets you with an outstreched hand, o smooth words and a smiling face, and yet C the moment your back is turned scoffs about, y and reviles you, insinuates perhaps base si charges, which only a fiendish malice can invent, useing his vile and slanderous tongue ' to stab your reputation, or that of your si family,and all probably to revenge himself for o some fancied wrong, to which his hateful 1< imagination gave birth, such beings should c< be driven from rmong men, and be com- al pelled to wande** up and down the earth, it branded like Cain, with the scorn and de- S rision of every decent human being. h MM. ? ti 16^ A good old Quaker lady, after listen- n ing to the extravagant yarns of a clerk as c: long as her patience would allow, said to & him: ti 'Friend, what a pity, it is a sin to lie a when it seem* so necessary in thy business.' o SAGACITY OF THE BEAE. Several anecdotes which were related to me by our guide, concerning the habits of the bear, would seem to entitle him to a higher positiou in the scale of animal instinct and sagacity than that of almost any Dther quadruped. For instance, he says that before making his bed to lie down, the inimal invariably goes several hundred pards with the wind, at a distance from his track. Should an enemy now come upon his track, |he must approach him with the wind; and with the bear's keen sense of smell, he is almost certain to be made aware )f his presence, and has time to escape before he is himself seen. He also states that when pursued, the hear sometimes takes refuge in caves in the jarth or rooks, where the hunter often enleavors, by niakinga smokeat the entrance, ;o force him out; but it not unfrequently happens that, instead of coming ont when the smoke becomes too oppreesive, he very deliberately advances to the fire, and with his fore-feet beats upon it till it is extinguished ; then retreats into the cave- This he assured me he had often seen. Al:hough these statements would seem to eulow Bruin with something more than mere inimal instinct, and evince a conception of :he connection between cause and effect, pet another anecdote which was related to ne would go to prove this curious quadruped one of the most stupid fellows in the irute creation. My informant says that when the bear jannot be driven out of the cave by smoke, t sometimes becomes necessary for the rnnter to take his rifle, and with a torch to inter the cavern in search of him. One vould suppose this a very hazardous undertaking, and that the animal would soon iject the presumptuous intruder; but, on the contrary, as soon as he sees the light approaching, he sits upright on his haunches, ind with his fore paws covers his face and ;yes, and remains in this position until the 1 i i rm .t 1 a ... ignt is removea. mus me nunter is enibled to approach as close as he desires with>ut danger, and taking deadly aim with his leadly rifle, poor Bruin is slain. These 'acts have been stated to me by three different Indians, in whose veracity I have Much confidence, and I have no doubt are itrictly true.? Captain Marry'? Expediion. EGYPTIAN HABEM. Dr. Hume was admitted into the harem \t Hassan Bey, and saw three of its inmates, rhey were seated in a small room, on the tides of which was a divan, or sofa, covered ivith crimson satin?a Turkey carpet being tpread on the middle of the floor. The jrimson satin was fancifully embroidered vith silver flowers. The ladies wore white ;urbans of muslin, and their faces were con:ealed with long veils, which, in fact, were inly large white handkerchiefs thrown carelessly over them. When they go abroad, ihey wear veils like the Arab women. Their trousers were of red and white striped satin, pery wide, but drawn together at the ankle ivitk a silk cord, tied under their breasts ivith a girdle of scarlet and silver. Some:hing like a white silk shirt, with loose sleeves, and open at the breast, was next ;he skin. Over all was thrown a pelisse; me of them wore light blue satin, spangled vith small silk leaves, while the two others >rerc decked io pink, satin and gold. We vere treated with coffee, and were fanned jy the ladies themselves, with large fans?a )erfume beiug at the same time scattered brough the room. This was composed of ose water, a great quantity of which is made n Fayoun. They were reserved, at first ; )ut, after conversing with the Mamlouk who ittended me, they were less careful to con* seal their faces. Their beauty did not equal vhat I had anticipated, from the fineness of heir skins They were inclined to corpuence; their faces were round and inexpresivej but their necks, bosoms, arms and lands were of great fairness and delicacy. Hy dress seemed to amuse them very much, ind they examined every part of it?partic* ilarly my boots and spurs. When drinking loffee with the Turkish officers, I chanced to orget my handkerchief; and as I seemed to ixpress a desire to find it, one of the ladies ook off a hankerchief, aid presented it to me. Damascus.?Independently of its central >osition, Damascus has attractions in itself uperior, perhaps, to any city in the East.? iVe have heard of " rose-red cities half as ild as time," but Damascus is at least as old s any received history, and is, in fact, the West city we know of which preserves to his day its original importance. From the ime when Abraham left his home " between he rivere," to journey westward to the ' Land of Promise," its name has been amiliar; its beauty and riches have been iroverbial for 4000 years, and it has been a ink never broken, between the patriarchal g<!8 and that of the steam engine and elecric telegraph. It has come under the dominion of David, of Jeroboam, of Pharaoh lecho, of Nebuchadnezzar, of Alexander, f the Ptolemies, of Pompey, of Cleopatra, f Herod, of the Moslem of the Crusaders, f Timour the Tarter, of the Sultans of !onstantinople, and the Pashas of Egypt, et it survives and still flourishes. Here is till the "street called Strait," where Anaias came, directed by a vision, to call for one called Saul of Tarsus." Here is still hown a window?by the way, of Saraoenio rigin?from which it is said the apostle was :t down. Here is the site of St. Paul's Dnversion, also misplaced, but the improbbility of which is even cited as a proof of a genuineness. And here are the tomb of aladin, the head pf John the Baptist, the ouse of Naaman, and the Mosque of Sol* in Selim. So varied are the associations, ear and remote, real or apocryphal, of a ity whioh orowns them all by its 'position nd luxuriant verdure, its gardens, its pas* ire, and its "luoid streams"?its Abana nd Pharphar, " better than all the wateif f Israel."?N. 7. Despatch.