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o it ak.n.KM njialal la taka their no
ft from iho offleo to which Iber oro directed, they
t ' , r held reaponeihle until they hare Milled tho bill,
' ' and ordered the paper to bo diaeontlnoed ' :
,; . 4 .feahaerikera removo toolbar placaa without In
forming tho pulillahara, and Ilia paper ia aenl to tho
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' "fianar trAm lha athem. at removinr. and lenvilia' it Un'
' .called far.iaprlmafaeiaovidraceof intentional fraud.
. 0. roaimaatera are roaponauiie lor me aunaeripiion
' r nfi Hwinitur. or maaaiJne. aa lona aa thev allow
It to ho received at their oUlce. after it ia uncalled for
or refined by lha poraon to whom It la nirecieu. i ne
Pnatmaelar fli.Mi.rnl raaulraa that a written nolo ahall
ho aenl to every publiaher, that hia paper or work iioa
dead la that oil
omce. : ,
Sonne, lorabre grow its outline, .
. Ai it rose above the treeii
' Sad and lonely wni the mitiie '
Wrought around it by the breezet
Mournfully it teemed to whisper
Of the merry hotiri now pastt
, And the leavn gave back an echo
, . To the murmur of the blast.
From the roof had fallen the chimney,
. And the binges of the door
Had unclasped their hold upon It,
Creaked to open it no moret
Worn the threshold by the friction
Of young feel that now are old, .
Or from earth long since departed,
And alas, now, now ''turned to mould."
, Moss had closely twined around it
Sought to hide its sure decay,
- While a pissing gleam of sunlight -
Wanned and cheered it with itn rayi
. But the warm had eaten through it,
And it crumbled to the touch;
Those who once trod lightly o'er it,
. Dreamed not that its fate was such. '
" Up the aisles now swept unheeded
Every dreary alonn of rain;
1 For the windows now could boast not
i Of one solitary pane;
; And the fl"or, once while and snowy,
Covered was with damp green miuld.
While the crawling worm, unoticed,
'-. Here hit retell dark did hold.
From the desks the nails had rusted,
And lay scattered on the ground;
While the shattered desks seemed keeping
Mournful time with each sad sound;
On their surface yawned the carvings,
Quaintly wrought by urchin's knife;
But e'en these the wounds were knowing .
From the element!' wild strife.
Firm the master's desk was standing,
As of yore, when there in power,
He, with careful hand expanded
-' Each young bud to form the flower;
And the fool's cap, "sad regalia,"
In the farihestcorjierlay;
" While the spider had bedecked it ' . ,
With veil of silver grey.
To the window clung the woodbine, -,
With the frost tinge on its leaf,
And it nodded to the swaying.
' Of the wind in deepest grief l.
Yet a little, and 'twill follow .
Those who long since twined it there;
And the casement, old and dingy, .
Will be left alone and bare. :'
All around was sad and dreary
" Spoke of lingering decay;
' And the mingled, mournful chorus ' -
Of the voices seemed to sayi . ;
"Everything on earth is fading:
, No joy lasting but in heaven!"
This the last ind truest lesson ' ' ''
That old school-house e'er has given. :'"
IE a, IS t H E ID IP A L IB . .
IT r;..-'., s.-.. From Georgia Scenes.
' : , " THE 8050. ' '
It is not to avoiJ the malediction of
Shakspeare upon such "as have not mu
sic io themselves, and are not charmed
with the concord of sweet sounds," that
I profess to be fond of music; but because
. I . .1.. t I r
I am, in iruin, exiravnganuy toiiii ui it.
But I am not fond of r ranch music; and
as loir the Italian, I think that any one
: who will dare to inflict It upon ar. Amer-
lean ear, ousht to be sent to the Peni-
1 tentiarv without a trial. It is true that
'" ' some of the simple, national French airs
' are very line; but there n not one in a
''" thousand Italian tune?,' simple or com
pound, which it not manslaughter. - The
" German compositions are decidedly the
"" best from the Continent of Europe; but
. - da- .
even even these are, ol late, partaking
'' so much of tha vices of France and Italy,
that they have become scarcely luffera
" ' ble. Aa'yeU however," they may be
' afel admitted into' a land of liberty and
" ''sense. Scotland hai escaped the cor
ruptions which have crept into the em
pi re of music; , and," consequently, her
s music i ecommehdi itself, with irresistible
'"; charmi, to Ovary' ear which is not vitia
ted by the senseless rattle of the Conii
",;r: ntfnt." Ireland ts a little more con t ami
" hated f but still her ' compositions retain
enough of their primitiv" simplicity and
iweetness td entitle theniW the patron
.ate of all Who would culiivate a correct
"' .taste ln"thi interesting' department of
. ''the fine artsr t would not be understood
R as speaking here Vriihout anv litriitationi
T or restrictions;1 but I do maintain, that,
with tome fe'w'Mcept'on?, all or the soul
of music which is now left fn the world
2l 'la' to be found in Scotland or; Ifefahd
'- " But Germans, Frenchmen, arid Italians
u"uaW decidedly the best, that is.' th most
''xpert performed 1ft the world. They
,a' perform all royetthci 'world,' and, In ot
n j, tier to exh'tbit theinselvei to the best ad
6:.,yantagea they lelecriheirioit cUffiealt
(;,,.. and complicated piecei. h people at
W(,'lrge pruums that the beit; performers
( ;njut pe, tne Den judges of munc,, and
miu malti the best selections; they there
fore forepo the trouble of forming art
opinion, of their own, and pin their faith
upon the decision!, or. rather, the pnb
tice of tha'amiteori, It wis someho1 w
in thliya itriwuiff. (hat the fashion I
fable muiic of the'day' first obtained com
rency. . n a vine oecorae prevalent, It has
become tolerable; just at ha the use of
tobacco or ardent spirits.. And, while
upon thu head, I would earnestly recom
mend to the friends of reform in our fa
vored country to establish an 'Anil-mad-music
Socielr." in order to sud
press, if possible, the cruelties of our
modern musical entertainments
. If the instrumental music of France
and Italy be bad, their vocal music is,
If possible, a thousand limes worse,
Neither the . English nor the Georgia
language lurnishes me with a term ex-
f restive oi me norron ol a t rench or
talian song, as it is agonized forth by
one of its professed singers. The law
should make it justifiable homicide in
any man to kill an Italian in the very
act oi mulcting an ft penteroto upon
refined American ear.
And yet, with all the other European
abominations which have crept into our
hiehiy-lavored country, the French and
Italian style of singing and playing has
maun no way miner, anu it is not un
common to hear our boarding-school
missoi piping away, not merely in the
style, but in the very language of these
nations. This I con bear very well if
mere happen to be a Frenchman or an
Italian present, because I know that he
sutlers more from the words than I do
from the music; (ot I confess that upon
such occesiom I feel something of the
lavage malignity which visits the sins of
a nation upon any of its citizens. But
it most fr.quently happens that I sm put
to ine tortures oi which 1 have been
speaking without this mitigation. It was
thus with me a few evenings ago, at Mrs,
B s party. .
IT t I o a M a a
lea .nau Deen aioposeu oi, and the
nonsensical chit chat of such occasions
had bepun to flag, when I invited Miss
Mary Williams to the piano. She rose
promptly at my request, without any af
fected airs, and with no other apology
than that "she felt some diffidence ut
playing in the presence of Miss Crump."
I he piano was an admnable one, and
its tones were exquisitely fine. Msry
seated herself at it, and, after a short but
beautiful prelude, she commenced one
of Burns' plaintive songs, to a tune
which was new to me, but which was
obviously from the poet's own land, and
by one who Toll the inspiration of his
verse. 1 he composer and ihn poet were
Doth honored by the penormer. . Mary s
voice waa inimitably fine. Her enunci
ation was clear and distinct, with iusl
emphasis enough to give the verse its
appropriate expression, without inter
rupting the melody of the music; and her
modulations were perftct.
She had closed, and was in the act of
rising, belore I awoke Irom the delight
ful revery into which she had lulled me.
I arrested her, however, and insisted up
on her proceeding, when she save me
one of Allan Ramsey's best, to measure
equally oppropnate. Ihis he followed
with Tannahill's "Gloomy Winter's now
awa," and was again retiring, when my
friend Hall observed, "See, Miss Mary,
you've brought a tear to Mr. Baldwin's
eye, and you must not cease till you
chase it away with some lively air."
My friend war mot. I he touching
pathos of Mary's voice, conspiring with
train ol reltectiom which the sonz in
spired, had really brought roe to tears.
I thought of poor Tannahill's fate. He
was the victim of a bookseller's stupidi
ty. With men of taste and letters, hit
fugitive pieces, particularly his lyrics,
had gained him a well-deserved reputa
lion; but he was not exempt from the
common lot of authors. He was attack
ed by the ignorant and the invidious;
and, with the hopeless design ofsilenc
ing thee, he prepared a volume or more
of his poems with great care, and sent
them to a bookseller tor publication
After the: lapse of several weeks, they
were relumed without a compliment, or
an oner for them. The mortification and
disappointment were to severe for his
reason. It deserted him, and soon after
he was found dead in tunnel of the burn
which had been the scene of one of his
earliest songs. Unfortunately, in his
madness he destroyed his favorite works
Such was the train of reflection from
which Mary was kind enough ,'at the re
quest of-my friend, to relieve me by i
lively insn Bit. nou u not oeeii aa
mirably selected, I could hardly have
borne the transition. But there was
enoueh ' of softening melodv. mineled
with the sprtghtliness ol the air, to lead
me gently to a gayer mood, in which she
left me.
In the meantime, most of the young
edies and gentlemen bad formed a cir
cle round Miss Aurelia Emma Theodo-
sia Augusta Crump, and were earnestly
engaged in pressing her to play. ' One
young ledy even went so far as to drop
on her knees before her, and in this"poa
ture to beseecn "her dear Augusta just
to phy the delightful overture of,"
something that sounded tomelike"aze
in the frets"1 1 This petition was urged
with each a melting sweetness or voice,
such a bewitching leer at the gentlemen,
and such a theatric heave of the bosom,
that it threw the -young. gentlemen into
transports.- Hell was rode enough to
whisper in mine ear, "that ha thought it
indelicate to expose an- urtmantled bo-
sont to aperpendieolsr view of a large
company;1' ' and he muttered somt'thing
about '"republican simplicity,", knew
not exactly what.' But 1 assured Vhim
the fair petitioner watfeoovtrcome by her
solicitude for the-evertore, Hhat ahe
thought of nothing else, ind wai wholly
uncomcioui that there was .gentleman
id the room." As to his insinuation about
"points of view," I convinced fcim ty
an easy argument that it was wholly un
founded for that this was the very point
of Uw Ir rtjlcb n expowd neok nut
' always be seen, while men continue tall
er than women; and that, ai the young
lady must have been apprized of this,
she would, hardly take so much trouble
for nothing. But to return.
Miss Crump was inexorable. . She.de
clsred (hit ibe was entirely out of prec
tice. "She scarcely ever touched the
piano;" "Mamma was always scolding
her for giving so much of ber time to
French end Italian, and neglecting her
music and painting; out she told mam
ma ine other nay, mat it reany was so
irksome to her to quit Racine and Dante,
end go to thrumming upon the piano,
that, but for the obligations or filial obe
dience, the did not think the should ever
touch it again."
' Here Mrs. Crump was kind enough,
by the mereit accident in the world, to
interpose, and to relieve the company
irom lartner anxiety. . .
"Augusta, my dear," said she, "'go and
play a tune or two; the company will
excuse your hoarseness."
Miss Crump rose immediately at her
mother's bidding, and moved to the
piano, acsoropained by a large group of
aminng laces.
, "Poor child," laid Mrs. Crump ai she
went forward, "she is frightened to death.
I wish Augusta could overcome her dif
fidence." Miss Crump was educated al Phila
delphia; ihe had been taught to ling by
Madam f iggisqueaki, who was a pupil
of Ma'ai'selfe Crokifroggietta, who had
who had sung with Madam Catalan!;
and she had taken lessons on the piano
from Seignor Buzzifussi, who bad play
ed with Paganiui. .
She ieatod herself at the piano, rocked
to the right, then to the left, leaned for
ward, then backward, and begsn. She
placed her right hand about midway the
keys, and her lelt about two octaves be
low it. She now put on to the right in
a brisk canter up the treble notes, end
the left after it. . The led then led the
way back, and the right pursued it in like
manner. The right turned, and repeat
ed its first movement; but the left outran
it this time, hopped over it, end flung it
entirely off the track. It came in again,
however, behind the left on its return,
and passed it in the same style. They
now becamo hivhly incensed at each
other, and met furiously on the middle
ground. Here a most awful conflict erv
sued for about the space of ten seconds,
when the right whipped off all of a sud
den, as I thought, fairly vanquished.
But I was in Ihe error against which
Jack Randolph cautions us: "It had
only fallen back to a stronger position."
It mounted upon two black keys, and
commenced the note of a rattlesnake.
This had a wonderful effect upon the
left, and placed the doctrine of "snake
charming" beyond dispute. , The left
rushed furiously towards it repeatedly,
but seemed invariably panic-(truck when
it came within six keys of it, and as in
variably retired with a tremendous roar
ing down the bass keys. It continued
its assaults, sometimss by way of the
naturals, sometimes by the way of the
sharps, and someiimes by a zigzag thro'
both; but all its attempts to dislodge the
right from its atronehold proving inef
fectual, it camo close up to its adversary
and expired. ;
; Any one, or rather, no one can imag
ine what kind of noises the piano gave
forth during the conflict. . Certain it is,
no one can describe them, and, there
fore, I shall not attempt it.
' The battle ended, Miss Augusta mo
ved as though she would have arisen
but ihis was protosied against by a num
ber of voices at once: "One song, my
dear Aurelia," said Miss Small; "you
must sing that sweet little French air you
used to sing in Philadelphia, and which
Madime Piggisqueaki was so fond of."
Miss Augusta looked pitifully at her
mamma, and her mamma looked "sing"
at Miss Augusta: accordingly, she squar
ed herself for a song. i ,
. She brought her hands, to the campus
this time in lino style, and they seemed
now to be perfectly reconciled to each
other. They commenced a kind of col
loquy; the right whispering treble very
softly, and the left responding bass very
loudly. The conference had been kept
up until. I began to desire a change of
the subject, when my. ear caught, indis
tinctly, some very curious sounds, which
appeared to proceed from the lips of
Miss Augusta: they seemed to be com
pounded of a dry cough, a grunt, a hic
cough,' and a whisper; and they were in
troduced, it appeared to me, as interpre
ters between the right and left. Things
progressed in (bis way for about the space
of fifteen seconds, when . I happened to
direct my. attention to Mr. Jenkins, from
Philadelphia. His eyes were closed,
his head rolled gracefully from aide to
side; a beam of heavenly complacency
rested, upon his countenance;, and his
whole man gave irresistible, demonstra
tion that Miss Crump's music made him
leer good all over; I had just turned
from the contemplation of Mr. Jenkins'
transports, to see whether I could extract
from' the performance anything intelligi
ble, when Miss Crump made a .fly-catching
grab at half dozen keys in a row,
and at the same instartt she fetched a
long', dnftghill-eock crow, at the conclu
sion, of which she grabbed as. many Jteya
with the left, Thia came over Jenkini
like.1 warm ba'b, and over me like a
rake of bamboo brieri., g , ; .
My nervss had not recovered from this
shock beforei M'w Augusta repeated the
movement,- and accompanied it wun. a
squall of a (inched cat. . (, This; threw me
into an ague fit; but., from reipect to the
porformer, I maintained my position.
She now made a third grisp with the
rirtt. ttoxed tb faces Af til keys in i
row with-the reftf and et the eaate lime
riied; tttil r the rs unearthJy wowla
that ever issued from the throat of a hu
man being. ' This seemed the signal for
universal uproar arid destruction. She
now threw away all reserve, and charg
ed the piano with her whole force. She
boxed ft, ahe clawed it. she raked it. ahe
scraped it. Her neck-vein swelled, her
chin Dew up, her face flushed, her eye
glared, her bosom heaved; ahe screamed,
she howled, she yelled, cackled, and was
in the act of dwelling upon the. note ofj
screech-owl, when I took the St. Vitua's
dance and rushed out of the room.
"Good Lord," said a by stander, "if this
be her singing, what must her crying be J"
As I reached the door I heard a voice
exclaim, "By heavens) she's the most
enchanting performer I ever heard in my
life!" I turned to see who waa the au
thor of this ill-timed compliment and
who should it bo but Nick Truck, from
Lincoln, who seven years before waa
dancing "Possum up a Gum-tree" in the
chimney-corner of hia father's kitchen.
Nick had entered the counting-room of
- I . . r i .
aiucrcnamin inarienon some nve or
six yean before; had been sent out ai
supercargo of a vessel to Bordeaux, and,
while the vessel was delivering one cargo
and taking in another, had contracted
a wonderful relish for French music.
As for myself, I went home in convul
sions, took sixty drops of laudanum, and
fell asleep. 1 dreamed that 1 waa in a
beautiful city, the streets ol which inter
sected eech other et right angles; that
the birds of tbe air and the boasra of the
forests had gathered thera for battle, the
former led on by a Frenchman, the lat
ter by an Italian; that 1 waa looking on
their movements towards each other,
when I heard the cry of "Hecate is com
ing?" I turned my eye to the north
east, end saw a female flying through the
air toward the city, and distinctly re
cognised in her the feetures of Miss
Crump. I took thu alarm and waa ma
king my escape, when she gave com
mand for the beasts and birds to fall on
me. They did so, and with all the noi
se of the animal world, were in the act
of tearing me to pieces, when I was
waked by the stepping of Hall, my
room-mate, into bed.
"Oh, my dear sir,". exclaimed I, "you
bave waked me from a horrible dream.
What o'clock is it!"
"Ten minutes after twelve," said he.
"And where have you been to thia late
hour?" .
"I have just returned from the party."
. "And what kept you so late?"
" Why, I disliked to retire while Miss
Cruinp waa playing."
"In mercy's name!" said I. "is she
pleying yet?"
"Yes," said he; "I had to leave her
playing at last."
"And where was Jenkin's?"
"He was there, still in ecstacies, and
urging ber to play oi."
"And where waa Truck?"
."Ho was asleep."
"And what was she ploying?"
"An Italian" -
Here I swooned and heard no more.
The Beported Story of the Fata of
Kate Hastings
Ire Paris, recently, we hear of the
death of ono of the most notorious of
New York courtezans. No turn-out on
Broadway equalled her's no liveries
more tasteful no horses more spirited
no couple more neat and dtsttneue.
Her house was the resort of statesmen.
politicians, merchants, and all sorts of
people. She was as notorious aa Broad
way itself.
After numerous adventures, which we
shall not detail, this woman formed the
acquaintance of a, shrewd old French
woman who preten led,to be a spiritual
medium. 'Ihe courtezan got up "cir
cles" at her house, which were attended
by numerous respectable people so call
ed. She was pronounced a "seeing me
dium ;" end strange things were said to
iiauiuue in a Miysieriuus room wnicn
was reserved entirely for the "circle."
The chief priestess was the. old French
woman who persuaded the usually quick
witted courtezan that ahe might thus ob
tain a title of nobility. ' The spirits had
informed the old : woman that a barber
near Bond street (the old women's repu
ted heir,) wasan illegitimate son of the
King of Denmark. The courtezan be
lieved this story and married the barber.
She sold all her property, amounting to
twenty thousand dollars or more, and
then went abroad to look for the large
title and estates which her husband was
to have as the gift of hit Majesty of Den
mark. The party went -to Hamburg,
where the poor deluded 'victim waa per
suaded by the "spirits" thet ahe was en
ciente, and that the King would settle a
large sura on hef child and make her a
countess.1 She believed eveiythiAg and
only awoke from her dream when her
pew husband walked off with all her
funds, leaving her entirely destitute, in
debt, and' in a foreign land. The re
mainder of the story ia not quite clear,
but it is stated. that the deserted woman
found her way to .Pari, and there' died
miserable in a public hoapital. r. . '
" ' '' ' ' , -aaa i ' t y
We are encompassed with accidents
every day to crush the decaying:' tene,
mentswe Inhabit, ;1 The seeds of disease
are planted in our constitution by nature.
The earth and atmosphere) whence; we
drew the breath or life, are impregnated
with death health 1s made to operate
to jts own destructions .Death iurka in
ambush among, the paiha. Notwithstand
ing this truth n ao palpably .confirmed
by the daily exajbU before our eyea,
bow little do we lay It tor haart. We
see our friends and neighbor die, but
how seldom does it occur to oUi thoughts
mat oar aaeu may give tne next' warn
ing te the world.'- tMiti. , Y
'' Ylowerf. ""'
' "llenl they eem. yet each 10 Ihoogtnriil eye,
(J Iowa Willi mule poeay."
The Flowers I
Oh, they are glorious in the morning light,
Of a spring morning beautiful and bright
As Childhood's hours.
They seem
Radiant with promise of the blissful day -
The rain. bow tints that gild tbeir childhood's
. way
In Life's firit dream. '
They bring
All fond emotions to our hearts once more,
The faces, forms we loved so well before
Hope first took wing.
They tell '
Of love's first meeti ng. vows that now are broken
Th'tearsand sighs 'mid which all sad wasspok'D
i ne wora rai wiu,.
' At'eve ' ' '
Flowers 'mid the Autumn bave a witchingebarm
rouringa comiori ana a ureatn oi oaim
O'er hearts that grieve.
For then
When the gay slitter of Life's day is gone,
When earthly Hope is like i primrose wan,
In the dark glen;
And Love. ' ':
E'en as a rose o'er which the storm hath pass'd
Scattering its leaves on the relentless blast,
Seems borne above;
The heart
Looks for the coming of that fadeless day
When weshall meet th' friends now pass'd away
never 10 part.
And where
Flowers of all glory, and all beauty, bloom,
Touch' d by no blight, and fearless of the tomb.
Forever fair.
Time. .
On I never chide the wing of Time, .
Or say 'tis tardy in his flight.
You'll find the days speed quick enough
If ye but husband them aright.
The span of life is waning fast, N
Beware, unthinking youth, beware;
The soul's ETERNITY depends
Vpon the record MOM ENTS bear.
Time ia, indeed, a precious boon,
But with the boon a task is given;
The heart must learn its duty well
To Man on earth and Ood in heaven.
Take heed, then, play not with thine hours,
Beware, unthinking youth, beware
The one who ocu the part he ought,
Will iiavk but little timb to rrE.
From Dr. Hull's Journal of Health.
What Appetite Meani.
"Asking for," that is the meaning.
Who asks ? Nature i in other words,
the law of our being, the instinct of
self-preservation, wisely and benevo
lently implanted in every living thing,
whether animal, worm, or weed.
Yielding to this appetite is the preser
vation of all life and health, below
man ; he alone exceeds it, and in con
sequence, sicknes and and dies theroby
long before his prime, in countless in
stances. The fact is not recognized as gener
ally as it ought to be, that a proper at
tention to the "askings" of the true,
not only maintains health, but is also
ono ol the safest, surest, and most per
manent methods of curing disease.
It is eating without an appetite, which
in many instances, is the last pound
which breaka the camel'a back ; nature
had taken away the appetite, had closed
tho house for necessary repairs, but in
spite of her, vie"forced down some food,"
and days, and weeks, and months of
illness followed, if not cholera cramp,
aholic, or sudden death.
In disease, there are few who cannot
recall instances where a person was
supposed to be in a dying condition,
and in the delirium of fever, or other
wise, had arisen and gone to the pail or
pitcher, and drink an enormous quantity
of water, or have gone to the pantry,
and eaten largely of some unusual food,
and forthwith beean to recover. We
frequently speak of persons getting well
having the strongest kind of appetite,
the indulgence of which reason and
science would say, would be latal.
We found out, many yeais ago, when
engaged in the general practice of medi
cine, that when the patient waa con
valescing, the best general rule was. eat
not an atom you do, not relish ; eat any
thing your appetite craves, from pickle
down to sole-leather.. Nature is like a
perfect housekeeper ; she knows better
what ia wanting in her house than any
body , else can tell her. , The body In
disease craves that kind of food which
contains the aliment it needs. , This is
one of the most important facts' iu hu
man hygiene ; and yet we do not recol
lect to have ever seen it embodied in so
many words. - We have done so, to ren
der it practical;, and, to. make it -remembered,
we state a fact of recent oc
currence. ' ,' . ;
' Some three years ago' a daughter of
James jJsmon, or Uhesterfield, fell down
a flight of stairs, bringing on-an illness
from which it was feared she would not
recover. ,-She did however,' except the
loss of hearing and sight.' Her appetite,
for some weeks, called for nothing but
raisins and candy, and since last - fall,
nothing but applet weie eaten. A A few
weeka ago ahe commenced eating maple
buds ; since which time the haa. nearly
regained her: former health and activity,
and her sight and hearing are restored. .
'We elf, perhaps, have observed that
cata and other animals when apparent
ly illt go out and crop, a particular grass
or, weed. In applying; these facts, let us
remember to indulge this "asking for" ".'of
nature, in sicKnesi, especisiiy in modera
tion feeling our way along hy gradually
increasing : amouola ; ; thus keeping on
the safe aide. ..We made this one of our
earliest and most, inflexible rules of
i weg "A. traveler- wno lately i pasted
,througb vKaniai, eayt .he did , pot. see a
negro i fom he time he left Leavenworth
femilW wtitveA at Fdrt Rile-i yl "'!
:,. ... v ai-.r i tJ
Ex-Senator Atchison 'in Kansas.
"Stop a minute, boys," isid ono of
the other party, "Old Dive's coming ;
he'll be along In about ten minutes."
"What Dave?" I asked one of the
invaders near mo. - .
"Deve Atchison," he ssid.
' And he ipoke the truth: I David R
Atchison, once the Representative of
Missouri in the Senate of the United
States, was the leader of the armed tab
ble from Platte County, who came lo
Kansas, as they publicly boasted, to
burn our property and aliughler North
ern men, whoie only crime was loyaltj
to the North and ber political ideas. I
you wish to be known, Missouri, as the
firste ante, elect him to Ihe high omce
of Senstor once more I
Among the crowd I sew Mr. Stesrns,
Isteof iAe- farkmlle Southern Demo
crat, who said, as he saw me : "Gentle
men, I'll release this prisoner ; I in
dorse this "man, and if ha indorses hii
companions tney can go." llua man
indorsed Jiiscompanions, and they walk
ed to Lawrence without delay or limp
ing. -'
"There was no Sabbaths in revolu
tionary time," sai I Daniel Webster. 1
remembered tins saying in going up
stairs, as I met the Rev. Mr. Knight, a
Free State clergyman of my aquain
tance. ' The laai time I saw him he was
in the pulpit, with a white cravat on,
and an open Bible beforo him. Now
he waa dressed without tho clerical
"choker," and a short sword was hang
ing by his side I Ano her clergyman,
Mr. Tuten, was an officer in the Free-
State army I
A tweWe-poi nder was sent from New
xom to Lawrence. When the war
broke out it was at Kansas City and an
invading camp between the two places.
now to get it to Lawrence was Ihe ques
tion of the day. Messrs. BuflTum volun
tared to bring it up. They went lo Kan
sas City and got the boxes in which it
was packed. As they were ascending a
hill, a possso of forty invaders came
down upon them, and said tbey must
examine the boxea, as thev believed
them to contain Sharp'a rifles.
un, no, boys," said Bunum, "us
part of a carriage ; heie, bind me an
ax and I'll ahow you a wheel.".
He took an ax end split open part of
the box, in which one of the wheels of
the cannon was ' packed. This luse
succeeded, ". .', . . . .' -
"What's the reason your horses draw
so heavy 1" asked another of the posse.
"Oh," said Bufluin, "they're tired :
won t you give us n ihove up the hill,
boyi?" .
Several of the invaders put their
"shoulders to the wheel," and assisted
the horses in ascending with tbeir load.
A vote of thanks was proposed at the
Mass Meeting held at Lawrence on
Monday night to these assistants, but,
as their names were unknown, a request
wai made that all tha newspapers favor
able to Freedom in Kansas would pub
lish the circumstance and thank them
in the name of the people of "Yankee
town." Cor. Mo. Democrat.
A Russian Sect. There is a sect in
Russia called Malakani, or Millenari
ans. Their leader and founder was Te-
renti, who pretended that he was sent
from God, and was the prophet Elies.
ne announced, in 1833, that the Lord
would appear in two years and a half,
and fixed the day when he himself, like
Elijah, should be carried up to heaven
in a chariot ol nre. l he moment arriv
ed, ami thousands of his followers came
from all parts of Russia to witness the
miracle. Teronti appeared, majestical
ly aeated upon a chariot ; he ordered
the multitude to prostrate themselves,
and then, opening his arms like an ea
gle gpreading his wings, he leapt into
tbe air. ihe poor prophet fell heavily.
and bruised an old woman who was near
his car. Tho Malakani, irritated at
having been duped, seized Teranti and
delivered him to the police, who cest
him into prison, where he persisted in
declaring himself the prophet of God.
He died soon after, but. many still be
lieve in his divine mission.. . .
1 Calling- fob Help. When Dick
Alma first crossed into New York State
from the Canada side, he took lodging
at an inn in Canandaigua. .A waiting
maid sat at the table with him, and Dick
spoke of her as the servant, to the no
small scnndal of the host, who told him
that in his house the servants were call
ed "help." : . ... .
Next morning the whole house was
alarmed by a loud shouting from Dick
of .. "; .' '"" - -' .... ' ' ;
"Help!' help! water I water 1" ;
' In an instant every person equal to
the task rushed into Dick's room with a
pailpf water. . r -v, -.?..'; .V v''i '!'."!
. ,"I am much obleogul to yon, to be
suro," said Dick, "but here is is more
than t want to shave with.",:"" ' lL
a M Sha ve: with !" quoih mine host; "you
called help, and water, and. we-thought
tne nouae waa on ore. , .,;,,
i ."Ypu tuld me tq can the servao
and do you think I . would cry water
when I meant fire ?"v' r ;V? "
"Glve-injpV laid the laTndlorJ, aa he,'
led off the ime of Buckets. i U
" j I "1 i i ran i il ' ' ' ' i f ' ,
t' A- person: out in Iowa is ofldrina;! for
sale grass-seed gathered from 1' the path :
of jectitnde.1 A religions cotimporiry
ears tnat'ine patn must ve oaoiy .over
grown with grass, ai it iaeo little travel
ad now-asiays. m 'tifywAt 1
Tbifitpreke Couri otMwH I'totte
, a,,
r-iV 1 (h;HWllV(
8 li,B,.Ht tVweretJIiW Ti,U'la.J-r" i. -a if
' Brorer'i ''Death Warnutta, ;
',' This is (be naina given by cattle dri
vers to the "diecjainwa. required by
the various railroads shippine; cattle.
They are a very common, sourco of com
plaint, but drovers say tbey s begin
ning to gel as used to them as "seta re
to being skinned." . The palm 4e oni. ,
verselly awarded lo lb Canada route
tbe "Great Western Railway" for In
genuity in getting up f'deaih warrants."
We give below, as a'matter of interest
to our cattle dealers, a verbatum copy
of the agreement signed by those sh.f
ping cattle, or accepting return passes
over "Her Majesty's'', road.
Drr7' .' 0rrA Wim Rtitrmi,
This Free Ticket hat bean issued and
accepted, and the within-mentioned
tock is received by the company lo be
carried on Ihe following conditions:
"1. That the owner undertakes all
risk of loss, injury, damage, and other
contingencies, in loading, unloading,
conveyance, end otherwise, whether a
rising from the negligence, default or
misconduct, criminal or . otherwise, on
the part of the company or their serve nu, .
or of any oiher porson or persons whom
soever, or from defect! or iuipoifectiona
in tho stations, platforms or other plac
es of loading or unloading, or of the
carriages, engines, trains or railway,
in, by, or upon which such animali may
be loaded or conveyed, or from any oth
er cause whatever.
' ''2.. The Railway Company do not
cnoertaie to forward the animals by
any particular trains or at any specified
hour; neither arc tike responsible
for the delivery of the animals within
any certain time, or for any particular
market. ( ; ,
"3. When Free Passes are given to ,
persons in charge of animals, it Is only
on the express condition that the 'Rail
way Company are not responsible for
any negligence, default, or misconduct, .
criminal or otherwise, on the part of the
Company or their servants, or of any
other persons whomsoever, causing or
tending to cause, the death, iniurv. or
detention of persona with such - Free
rasnes, ana that whether such paises are
used in traveling by anv reeular Passen
ger Train, or by any other Train." '
Dollar Weekly V ewipapera. .
Tub Hillsborough Citizen has the fol
lowing truthful and sensible remarks on
the subject of the city "Dollar Weeklies," ..
with which the country is usually flooded
at this season of tbe year; .: .
"They are but a rehash of the city dai
lies. Hence their low price. ' Tbey get
up a large, fine looking paper, which ia
all tbe merit it possesses. . And, indeed
when properly looked at, tbis ceasea to -be
a merit, for two-thirds of the matter i ,
of no use to. tho couutry reader, being
cily locals, nonsense.and advertisementa. .
In order to make them appear late, they v
are dated two, three, aud sometimes four
daya in advance of the publication day.
anu irom otnerwue being unreliable, are
actually a fraud upon the public1; and
tend, more than, anything else, to keep . '
down the prosperity and destroy the use
fulness of reliable country newspapera.
The public should think of this and'
encourage their own papers, and cease
to be gulled by these city speculation."
' ' -aaeraaarr(aaaraararaaS)a-aBa ... 1
' Unparalleled Stupidity. .
The late Know Nothing State Conven
tion at Columbus promulgated the doc -trine
that hereafter no candidate (or a
national, State, or county office, unless .
he be a Know Nothing, shall receive .
the support of the Order. Nov, the
plain English of this resolution means
this that Salmon P. Chase should not.
have been elected, and that the Order
will, hereafter,, set itself up against the .
rest of community.. The. same doctrine
has been before pot forth) but it waa -never
regarded by any liberal or enlight '
ened American, h will not now be te-V;
garded; it should not, and never. cab be.
Thomas Spooner waa in the right when : . '
he said that the only question which
now divides the country is that of extend
ing slavery. To thia question all other .
must give way. It ia before tbe country,
end it cannot be removed till either tha
slavery or the anti-slaverjr party shall
be forced to yield. There ia no middle '
ground. Friends to the right stand bv
your colors! Cleveland Leader; -
mm i ' ' ' "
BS ON,TuesdsV 'mornlnsf last th '
corpse of Mr. John Bruce, laie a very es- '
.t ..ul ert r." ..
iiiuaiua cmzen or r irmans ooitom, LrlW
is county Ky-V was brodght W thisj city fi
in charge ef,a son of the deceaid.--' ,;
ivir. oruce paa been in Wosbingtofl city .
lince the meeting of Coneress ea-ioar.
ing to proieeute a claim against the -Gov- '
ernment, when he was taken sick." anJ :
died after a very short illness. ' His body .
was brought by railroad to Cincinnati, .
and thence to thislace bv wav of Mam.
den on the Marietta cV Hocking Vkl ley
Road.'; That morning his body iraa te.
ken across the river, and taken down the -
river on the other aide to the grief sir I ck- '
en family. ' From what we hae leatn ' "
edpf Mr B'e elaji''jMtdv.iist :
one. .Some year egolie bed rtuct f ?
with tbe Government to rtuoova aKairiu,. i . -
lion from the Ohio aieeri''Bk-fraaH':-:
was rescinded after he had' preaMred u"v
fulfil it.-aSc.olo VuUey
The Spriogfield (111.) JonrmOfm
S-ft lM
Th mahnfactutef C!r
atf ted beBaouU wo '
fpartaj. etjjV-,,
that contract for new cora' nav fcee) if' v
BJide in, that ytetotur'ii attatia'y-aa. 'KZ-.tJ--$
mil 210 miMm
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