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Thursday ITIornliiff, Oct. 18, 1854
Ia a Tallej lair I wender'd
" ' O'er II. meadow pathway green
Where alnglnf brook was lowing,
' like ft aplrlt of the teener -
. ndliawalorelymalden, -With
a baaket brimming o'er '
, With aweet buda, end ao I naked her
et Bower, and oolhlng more.
' ' Tthen t chatted on be ilde her.
v.. -. Andlpraleedherhalrand eyea, ' ,
' Ad like roaei from her baaket "
'" ' On her eheeka anw bluahea rlae;
.. With her tliald look down gland ng,
Rhe aald, would I poat bofore 1
v'" ' Butt Mid that all 1 wanted ." .
Wa a amlU, and nothing more. .
... ahe alyly amlled upon mo, .
And I atlll kept wandering on)
. What with bluahlng, amlllng, chatting,
Soon a brief half hour waa gone.
Then the told me 1 mini leave her,
For the aaw her cottage door
But I could not Hill I rlflud : ' ; ''
Juat a kitt, and bothlng mora.
And I often mot that maiden,
At the twlllght'a loving b.ur.
With tho auminer'a offspring laden,
But heraelf the dearutt Sower.
.- -Xnd ahe aaked me what 1 wlahod for,
Grown far bolder than before, ,
. With Impaaaloned worda lanawor'd .t.
'Twaa her heart, and nothing moro. , f .
t . -
Thu.for weokt and month. I wooed hor,
And Joya that then had birth,
Made an atmosphere of gladueat, .- 1
.' Seem encircling all the earth,
'.' . ,' 'One bright morning at the altar, ' , ,
:-. A white bridal dreaa the wore;
hen my wlfo I prondly madj hor,
v .." And laak for nothing moro.
- Prom the Cleveland Herald.
Xwtlfs CktKh iSTit kit 'lir open winilow
'Olie wnvin Ootober eveninp;, looking out
dpeamily Upon the gloing western sky,
whore the eun was netting amid gorgeous
tplondor, i 1 .; . .: r :
Allie's motliefr 'hftil -lain in the cliurcli
ard two years and more, but Allio still
'tvore her deep mourning. Shu ns a tiill
-girl of seventeen, no beauty, but fur from
eing homely; there was a certain sonno
thing in her expressive -(hoc tvliich attract
ed atteniion. '
- Her father was a wealthy broker, "Who
livod in the town of M. His nfio reMdtHice
"Was surrounded not only with the 'Cow
forts of life, but with many luxuries. ' In
this beautiful home bad Allie CWrter gtoWh
tip, 'loving and beloved. For the first four
teen years of hor life, she had seetaed as
free and hnppy as mortal could be-, Bu't
in the midst of all her happiness, death
xame and snatched her only brotlve, A no
fcle boy some three or four years Allte's
senior. At Herbert's death, t'he sistor'1
gayety fled. For months she soarcely mi
Fed. ;. She loved to go to her room alone at
twilight, and think of her Idolised brother)
and how severely she was afflicted. , But
re long she was arousod from this selfish
indulgence of her grief by her mother's
death. Then Allie saw how changed her
father was from tho busy active business
man he had been. , ; .. . ." .r
Allie tried to forget lior oWn griefs to
comfort him and restore him to something
like his former self. : At first, she thought
it would be a severe trial to repress her
own feelings, but soon learned that in try
ing to comfort another, she was much ben-
fitful hnr.plf Atllrt wu tlinUinrT of this
as she sat at her open window, when she)
as roused from her reverie by tho en
trance of bar maid, who told her that "Mr.
-Stuart Elmore had called."
- This Was no uncommon occurrence. Mr.
Carter told Allie that "he thought the mer
chant's son called pretty often,; that he
mast like the bouse, or something in it."
' Allie left her window and went down to
Wis parlor. V
Mr. Elmore soon informed her that he
Was to start for Europe in a. day or two, to
be absent four or five years. - I
"Why Mr. Elmore I" exclaimed. Allie
"going to Europe so soon, and to bo
gone so long i i am very sorry, out men
if you must go we must try and let you
go, with as good grace as possible. We
jihall miss you very much, though." .
" "Mora of their conversation , we jrill not
repeat; suffioe it to say, that when Allie
Vxe-entered her room, her hand was pledg
ed to Stuart. Elmore. '
"" "Now, Allie," aaid Staart, ."just play
my fav9rjte J3ent,liOT?a 'Sonata,' and then
-Imust go.".
NO. 24.
And so Stuart Elmore went to Eu rone.
little dreaming of the changes that wuld
pass over Allie and himself before they
should meet again. ' Y
CltAPTM H, '
Stnarf. Elmore bad beon awy nearly
twosyear8, Wlieq Mr. 'Carter Was laid bo
side his wife in tlie chtirch-yard. How
desolate poor AHie feH then L
A few days after her father's death, she
went to her room to peruse s letter she had
just received from Stuart.- It was written
in a lively, cheerful straini and almost be
fore she knew it, the gloom and despair
which had enveloped her were fast vanish
ing, and she was taking a calmer view of
her situation than before since her father's
death, when the maid informed her that
Mr. Newton was down stairs and wished
to sue her ...
Mr. Newton had been Mr. Carter's law
yer. .
After a few common-placo remarks, he
said "he had called on rather unpleasant
business, but he was in some haste, and
must without delay inform Miss Allinda
that instead of her fortune of one hundred
thousand dollars, which she had expected,
her father's estate was insolvent, and she
Mr. Newton furthermore said, in as dry
and unconcerned a manner as possible,
that 'ho would call with the papers at any
time Miss Allinda would mention, and they
could examine them together.'
Allie's face was very pale, and she
graspod tho arm of the sofa for support
and when at Inst Mr. Newton was silent,
she said in a hoarse voice '1 will see you
to-morrow at ten.'.
"Very well ; I bid you good morning;"
and Mr.. Newton bowed himself out of the
house, i ,-' - i
Allie walked slowly up to her room; sat
down by her tahlo, and leaning hor ach
ing hoad upon hor hand, tried to collect
her scattered thoughts and remember all
that Mr. Newton had said.
At last she started up and walked the
floor rapidly, saying to herself, 'Can it be
true that I am a penniless orphan? that I
must now support myself? How can I
do it ? Ah 1 that's the question I Lot me
see how much I have left of my last quar-'
ter's allowance' and opening her wiiting
desk, she took out a roll of bank notes.
"Well, I have seventy dollars to begin
with," said the. ' " . :.'
"And now, how can I support myself?
Can't I give music k-ssons ? Yes ; I'll do
that 1 ..' But where shall I go ? I cannot
stay here: O. if I only had some friend to
advise me! But no,---my father's only
brother parted from him in anger Cvo years
ago, ynd I will nevtr go to. him 1 I'll leg
first ! To think that ho would not even
come to father's funeral ! Oh, how could
he be so wicked 1 And Mr. Elmore has
boen dead a year, and I cauuot wait to
hear from Stuart before doing something.
Not 'I must d j tho best; I can without
friends to advise me. : But I hope it is not
so bad as Mr. Newton ssys." ....... ,
That hope was quite destroyed upon ex
aming her father's papers the next day.
She soon resolved to sell off everything
nnd pay the creditors as much as possible,
and then go to New York. , -
- To rosolve with Allie was to do; and put
ting on her bonnet nnd shawl she went out
to call on the principal creditor, who was,
fortunately. an honest, kind-hearted man.
With him Allie left tho whole .business,
and she could not have dono bettor. The
sale was managed so that tho debts were
all paid, and enough remained to swell Al
lie's little sum to one hundred dollars.
The night before the sale,' Allie wrote a
long letter to Stuart, telling him all that
tind befallen her, and her plans for the fu
ture. - .. .. .......
Then her trunks were packet, and nfter
paying and dismissing the servants, Allie
wandered over tho house taking a last look
of everything. Her parents' portraits he
had taken from their frames and placed in
iwr trunks. With a choice selection from
her large pile of music, a few books, a pair
of small porcelain vases, which were the
first gift of her father.' :r '
' Her hand had grasped ninny an article,
but she had resisted the impulse, and with
the Above exceptions, nothing had been
removed. ... . - . :
Oh! it was sad indeed to go through that
elegant home, fend take a fast look of all
Which had made, that 1iome eo pleasant,
Sbe lingored long at the piano. Could she
part with that?.. It. was bard, but stern
neoessity looked her in the face and said
she must. .Allie sat down and ran her
fingers over tho keys. , They gave out a
wailing, melancholy sound. And then, in
the deep silence of the night,' Allie played
Benthaven's 'Grand Sonata' 'for the last
time.Vshe said to herself, as (lie finished
the piece. She bowed her head upon her
band, and went long and violently.
The little alabaster clock upon the man
tel rang out the hour of two. Allio start
ed up. In three hours the hack would
come to take her to the railroad station.' .
She closed the piano and arranged tho
rich spread so that it would show its owjt
richness, and the elegant carving of the pi-'
ano. '-' ; - . ., ... y . ., , ,, . .-;
Every article in the room, was arranged
to the best advantage. It was half past
three when her task was ended
Allie surveyed the room with a sort of
agonized satisfaction, What should she
do next? She went to the window. The
bight was calm and clear; the moon rode
high in .the, heavens," and the1, holy stars
looked down brightly upon the orphan.
Allie was: seized with a sudden impulse to
visit Once more the craves of t)i fnmitv
. The church-yard was btlt a few steps
distant, and after hesitating an instant, she
wrapped tier cloak about her and left the
house. . ... .. i . .:
It Was a bitter cold night. The grass
crisped and craokled under her feet. Sev
eral times Allie thought she heard a light
tread behind her; but attributing it to her
nervous and excited Imagination, she walk-
.1 a A
eu rapiury on, entered the church-yard,
nnd walking along towards the roar of the
cuurcii, sank upon bcr brother a grave.
Sha had knelt there but a moment, When
a low Wail. SO milch lika a human voir.
close by her side, almost made hor heart
stand still. She turned, and there by her
side stood her pet lamb, which had escap
ed from its confinement, and followed its
poor young mistress. Allie stroked its lit
tle white face; it was a comfort to have
some living creature by her in the awful
silence of the church-yard.
Allie romained there a long time. At
last she rose, and taking. a last lingering
look of tho three precious mounds, return
ed to her desolate home, which in a few
moments she was to leave, perhaps forever!
She went up to her own room. It was
still warm, and drawing her little bible
from her traveling basket, she sat down
and read till the hack came. This sooth
ed and quieted her, so that sho left the
home where she had seen so much happi
ness as well as trouble, with less agitation
than she had anticipated. . .
No one in the place knew whitbor the
orphan was going except tho creditor with
whom she had entrusted her affairs.
Mr. Bell was an intimate acdUaintnnce
of both Mr. Carter and his wife. J In his
family in New York Allio hoped to find a
home for a short time.
She was not disappointed. ' She was
kindly received, and told to make that her
home as long as she wished.
Mr. Bell's family consisted of his wife
and three daughters, two of whom were
young ladies who had entered society but
a short lime before Allie Carter arrived.
They were haughty, imperious girls, who
cared for nothing but dress and beaux.
The youngest of the three girls was yet
in school. Fanny wu quite different from
her elder sisters as will be seen.
Allie Carter, aided by Mr. Bell, soon
had plenty of pupils, nnd n her talents
were known, she was often ensraped to
play at parties given by the parents of her
scholars. Three years passed in this way,
ani Aine heard not a ; word from StuaM
One evening Allio wont down to the
cosy little sitting-room to read to Mrs.
Bell. The young ladies were gone to n
large party, and Fanny was studying in
hor room, "j
Mrs. Bell " wns a proudselfish woman,
who had been pretty in her younger days.
She certainly could make no pretensions to
beauty now.
Mr. Bell was away from home, and so
his wife douided not to retire till her daugh
ters returned, which was at two o'clock.
Allie was kept reading all the time, and
glad was she when she heard a loud laucrh
in tho hall, and, in the Well known tones of
Miss Adelaide Bell
"Well, Mr. De Havre I'm most exceed
ingly sorry that yon can't stay to-night;
but be sure and come very soon. ' Good
night!" . .. ..
The young ladies soon entered the sitting-room,
and roading was at an end,
for "Mamma" must hear all about the par
ty.. "0, Mamma! we've had a most enchant
ing evening. There's a new beau just ar
rived from Europe. He is p rfeotly be
witching. - The girls are all crazy after
him. Who do you think he is?"
"Why! how should I know? But what's
become of that Mr. Howard whom you've
been running crazy aftor for the last three
"Oh! he is totally eclipsed by this new
paragon of perfection. They say ho is en
gaged to Km ma Gray. But you'll never
guess, and so I'll tell you his name. - Its
Stuart Elmoref - Isn't it a splendid name?
And he is just from a five or six year's tour
in Europe." , .
"Ten years, Adelaide," interrupted Car
oline. r ' .' ' '.'."''.'. '-! '-.
1 "No it is'nt, it only five," returnod
Adelaide. .......
"No, it is ten j for Julia Manchester told
me so, and her cousin Kato Vincent, who,
you know, has been in Europe the last
rear, and became acquainted with this Mr.
Elmore there, is engaged to him."
You don t mean to say that Mr. El
more is engaged?" cried Adelaide. . "
. "I do, and have good authority for it,
too.. Her own cousin, who lives next door
to her ought to know," replied Adelaide.
"I don't believe ill" said Adelaide.
'-'Julia Manchester has told me more than
one lie, and I believe this is another. But,
mamma, I hav'nt told you all about this
Mr. Elmore yet. He is the. handsomest
man I ever saw, and immensely rich over
a million. ' .
VI heard se veral say that he was worth
every cent of two millions," again intor-
rupteu Garonne. . ...
-- "Well! ' I think he'a worth trying: to
oatoh. Miss Carter I wish you could Tend
ma your hands awhile, for Mr. Elmore's
most extravagantly fond of music. I shan't
miss going to Mrs. Le Roy's party to-mor-row
night for anything, for . ho is to be
there. Oht Miss Carter, now jthat I think
Of it, Miss Le .Roy told me .to tell you to
pe.suro ana not disappoint ner to-morrow
night. Carrie, " dear. - Ting 1he ' belt'-will
you, I'm going to retire."
"Miss Carter!" exclaimed Mrs. Lc Roy,
"I've at last found you. Now you mart
go and play. I've . been looking for you
nearly an hour, and several have aked
where you were.' .
Allie quietly followed Mrs. Le Roy to
the grand piaod, and commenced playing.
She Was floon surrounded by a large group
of listeners. ...
"That is a A ery lino player who ii it?"
asked Stuart Elmore, as he stood at the
other end of the drawing-room.
"Miss hem I forget the name. She's
a young lady a rausiu teacher I am told,"
replied the young man to whom the ques
tion had been addressed.
"What! a lady with such a finished ex
ecution as that? She plays that piano bet
ter than many gentlemen whom I heard
play it. and who wero considered very
nno players in Europe," "
Stuart walked down to the end of the
piano to sco the player. Ho started with
surprise and pain as he recognizod Allie
Carter. "Why was she there, and a ma
Bio teacher?" he asked himself.
As Allie ceased playing sho raised her
eyes, and saw Stuart Elmore leaning care
lessly against the piano.
A loud murmur of praise and flattery
ran around the group surrounding the pia
no, but Allio heard it not; her eyes were
riveted upon Stunrt. A bright flush burn
ed upou her cheek, and in an instant left it
deadly palo. Then, as if impelled by a
power siie eould not resist, she played her
favorite "Sonata." . . . ..
A the old familiar strain foil upon his
ear, Stuart raised his eyes and fixed them
Upon Allie. He intended to go to her at
the closoof the pieco, but ere he wos aware
of it, she had finished it, and rising, with
her face pale as marble, glided away, whis
pering to Mrs. Lo Roy as she passed her,
that she was ill ond must return home im
mediately. Stuart would have followed her, but a
gay group surrounded him, chattering,
laughing, and asking him scores of ques
tions, renderlhg escape impossible.
The next morning Allio rose early, as
was her custom.
Tho Misses Bell, nfter being out late,
always kept their bods till ten or eleven.
Allie had just seated herself at tho bou
doir piano, in ihe hack pfwhr, for her cus
tomary morning practice, when the foot
man opened the door, and Stuart Elmoro
Allie rose and stood silently, while Stu
art closed tho door nnd came toward her.
Not a word was spoken for some moments.
At last Stuart said, sadly, "Miss Carter,
what docs oil this mean? I cannot under
stand it. Why are you hero teaching am
sic; and why have you been silent theso
three yesrs'"
"I nm teaching to gain a livelihood; but
I have written you four times since I last
heard from you," said Allie, gently.
"To gnln a livelyhood?" said Stuart.
"Yes,"repliod Allie,"did you not know
tlmtmy father died more than a yenr ago!
and I left a penniless orphan? Did you
never receive the long letter I wrote you
the night 1 left home?"
"No, never!"" said Stuart.
"And now; Allie, tell me how you have
livod, nnd what you have done sinco your
Father died," said Stuart, as he sat beside
hor half an hour aftor. Alliehad just com
menced hor sad story, when the door-bell
rang, and tho instant the door opened a
loud voice rang through the hall
"Is Missarter in? if she is tell her that
Miss Glynn wishes to see her immediate
ly." ';.
Allie started up; "Excuso mo a moment
ono of my pupils." ': ' -
Miss Glynn entered tho front parlor.
"Oh! good morning. Miss Carter!"
cried the young lady, "I'm quite early you
sec, but I wished to find you at home, as I
come on important business. You see I'm
sixteen to day, and I told Ma I wns deter
mined to make my debut as soon as ever I
was sixteen, for I can't see any use in wait
ing any longer. I've finished my educa
tion, nnd I'm as handsome as I can ever
wish to be; so I think it high time I was in
society.- So I made up my mind last week
to come out to-night, nnd I've .-teased Pa
and M.t till they've consented. Oh I you
ought to see the cake and tho nicd things
that our French cook has been making for
the last three daysl But -then, that has
nothing to do with my errandl You see I
wns afraid our errand-boy would hot do it
right, or I should not have come myself.-
You see I told Ma that I must have a brass
band to play while we wero At 6upper;nnd
she said we could not afford it perfectly
ridiculous of course! Then I said I Would
have a professor, the very twst in the city,
lb play the piano in place of a band. But
Pa said 'no,' in thnt horribly positive way
of his, and said as you waa the ohildrens'
teacher, and had been raino, I might have
you or none, So I called at tt music store
on my way Up here, and bought some new
music, which I wish you to learn and
play; for I want something beside what ev
erybody has heard before. The "Fantas
ia" is tho one that Professor V.' plays.
And, Miss Carter, 1 want you to wear a
plain black dress, and as the piano is to be
hi a lace curtained recess, with tho curtains
down While you are playing; half the peop
le will not know but that it-is-a genilmnn;
and when you are done ' playing you can
slip quietly out of. the recess, to one side."
,. i'But, Miss Juliet,'.' said , Allie, as .her
companion paused for breath, .-r "I may' not
H m u. .gov ;,. v r, -.
"01).' fie! of couran von can! if vnn Hnn't
Ms said thai you kbould not give Hortense
and Elenora lessons any longer. And.
Miss Carter, I don't wish you to play at all
during the evening except while the com
pany are at supper. You see that I cau
play better than ny of the young ladies
who will be there, and you can play ao
mucn Detter tnan I . can, that it would be
rather fliprtifyipg to be thrown quite so
mucn in we nuade by you, Wbeii I wub to
make g' favorable impression. Obi jou
ought to see. my dress! Ii's perfectly su
purb; the richest rose-colored satin, with
the most delicate lovely lace you tSh imag
ine, on it, looped up with jewels! - My cos
tumo fur the night will cust about twelve
hundred dollars when it ia completed.
There's a gentleman. Mr. Elmore is his
name, just arrived from Europe, immense
ly rich, and they say he's very handsome;
but I hav'nt seen him yet. I'm dying to
have the evening come; for he's coming to
the party." "
Allie involuntarily glanced at tho fold
ing doors, and to her dismay, discovered
that they were a jar.
. "Sluart must have heard all this"
thought she.
Allie had gone from the back pallor in
to the hall to meet Miss Glynn just as that
young lady entered the front parlor, and so
Allie entered the room by the ball door.
"Well, I must be going," said Miss
Glynn, rising and pulling her furs about
het face. . -v .
"And n?w, Miss Carter, you must be
sure and be there to-night. Oh! I'd al
most forgot; how much shall you charge?
1 could get 1 rot. V. for eighteen or twen
ty dollars, and of course you will not
think of charging as much as a gentle
man." "Oh! ho, of course not," said Allie,
quietly, "I will go for ten dollars." '
"Very well," and Miss Juliet Glynn left.
As Allie re entered the back parlor,
Fanny Bell who had been muffling herself
for school, burst into the room exclaim
ing . .
"Now, Miss Carter, I say that was per
fectly outrageous! I've been standing in
tho hall getting ready for school, and I
heard every word that little vixen said.
To think of her talking so to you, the best,
dearest girl that ever lived, just because
vou linppened to be a music teacher! It
was mean, end cowardly, and insult-in-!"
. .., . ' -
Fanny was so eXeited that she Lad not
yet noticed Mr. Elmore, who motioned
Allie lo keep quiet, and planting herself
upou the rug, with her liule figure drawn
up proudly, pulled off her hood, and twirl
ed it rapidly on her hand. Her black eyes
naslieit as sho proceeded
"And how ridiculously she went on a
bout your dress! I was just going to
bound in and ask her if she wouldn't like
you to diess in men's clothes, when you
aid something about not going. And
When her impudence reachod its climax,
and she insulted you so about retaining
her impertinent little sisters, whoso names
are a sight longer than their brains, I was
so petrified with nstonishment and anger,
that I did not regain the use of my limbs
till she hnd ceased to breathe the atmos-
fihcro of tl o house ! And bow scanda
ously sho talked about 'making an impres
sion !' Bah ! I wish all the beaux in the
city could have beard her talk to you.
I've art idea that that would have made
lasting 'impression.'"
"Well, Fanny," said Allie, with a quiet
smile, "you must remember that she is
young and thoughtless."
"Now, Miss Carter, that's just like you,
but don't try to excuse her; so am I young
and thoughtless, younger than she, but do
you suppose I'd be guilty of such mean-
"No Fanny, I know you would not.
But this is enough. I have a friend here
to whom I wish to introduce you," said
Allie; leading Fanny towards Stuart, whom
she now noticed for the first time.
"It must be schooltime," said she, as
soon as tho introduction ; was over, and
away she went.
A week from that time, Miss Juliet Glynn
called to see Miss Carter again.
' "Miss Carter is married," said Miss Ad-j
elaidc Bell, who was in tho hall. -
"Married !', echoed Miss Glynn, in as
tonishment. . ,
"Yes, sho was married last night, to Mr.
Elmore, tho millionaire, nnd they have
gone to M -, where they were from."
"And so this delightful place is your
old homo which you have told me so much
about,'? said Fanny Bell, ns she stood with
Allie on tho piazza, on a beautiful morn-1
ing in June. ' 1 ..
"Yes, and I am ngainjiving here as
bnppy as heart could wish was the reply
of 'Allie Elmore.,'- ' ;
Female Piety.
The gem of. all others which encircrce
the coronet of a lady's character, is unaf
fected piety. Nature, may lavish much
on her person the enchantment of the
countenance the gracefulness of her
mind, strength of her intellect; yet her
loveliness is unorowned till piety throws
around the whole the sweetness and pow
er of her charnls. Sho then becomes un
earthly in her temper, unearthly in her do
sires and associations. . -The spell which
bound her anectione to things below is
broken, and she mounts oh the silent wings
of her fancy and .bope, to the habitation
of God. where, it will, be- het-ttelicrEt to
hold communion with the spirits that have
been ransomed from, tfio thraldom of earth,
and wreatUeJLjfiilua garland of florjr". j
Later from llewaturaa.
Tlt JiemJutiom Ftyhl wilh IiJbbeti
Mtetihfff Amerieun Citizens.
Bostox, Oct,' 8, 1855. By the brig
Helen Jane Nickeron, arrived at this port,
we nave irnxillo dates to the 7th of Sep
tethber. Business in that city and Omoa
was exceedingly-drill, on acconnt or the
revolution throughout the State Hondu
ras. The different departments which had
declared agairmt the President, Cabano,
had all, however, yielded, ex. cpt the de
partments of Olaficbo and Yoro, which
still held out, and General Alvarez, at the
head of 500 government troops, was mar-
diing against the rebels. On the 3d of
September news arrived in Truxillo that a
party of robbers under Albino Pena, num
bering about 600 men, were marching1 on
Ihe town, and intended makincr a midnight
attack. The commandant of Truxillo sent
out a small parlor to reconnoitie, but they
were surprised in the night by robber,
disarmed, and allowed to return. On their
arriUl In Truxillo the alarm became gener
al, and about 300 citizens Offered their ser
vices to the commandant. Arms ahd am
rinition were distributed lo tho voluntttrs,
and Truxillo presented quite a warlike ap
pearance. The United States Consular
gent sent his families on board the Helen
Jane, then lying in port, and was followed
by the families of the principle part of ttie
inhabitants; to the number of 100 persons,
with their moveable property, where they
remained three days. On the 15th news
came of the near approach of the robbers,
when a party of 60 men went to attack
them. The two parties met on the follow
ing day, and the robbers were defeated
with considerable loss. The leader. Pe
ns, was taken prisoner, and immediately
sbof.and afterwards had his head and right
hand cnt off. The alarm in Truxillo was
such that a number of the inhabitants sent
their families and much of their property
to the Isle ef Ratepy. When the. Helen
Jane left, the town was more quiet, but ap
prehension was felt of more diliiculty.
The loader and head of the revolution
ists In Honduras had been killed in battle.
Capt. Nickerson states that a meeting of
the American resident! of Truxillo was
held previous to his leaving, at which res
olntions were passed soliciting the United
States Government to have a man-of-war
occasionally touch there for their protec
tion. Ace. But few men die of old age. Al
most all die of disappointment, passion,
mental or bodily toil or accident. The pas
sions kill men sometimes even suddenly.
The common expression, "choked with
passion," has little exaggeration in It; for
even though not suddenly fatal, strong pas
sions shorten life. Strong bodied men of
ten die youna weak men live lonjrer than
the strong.for the strong use their strength
and the weak hnve none to use. The lat
ter take cars of themselves and tbe former
do not. As it is With the body, so it ia
with the mind and temper. The strong are
apt to break down, or like a candle to run:
the weak burn out. Tbe inferior animals,
which live in general regular and temper
ate lives, have, generally their prescribed
term of years. The horse lives twenty-five
years; the ox fifteen or twenty; the lion
about twenty; the dog ten or twelve; the
rabit eight; the guinea-pig six to seven
yeais. Theso numbers all bear a similar
proportion to the time the animal takes to
grow its full size. .
When the cartilaginous part of the bone
become ossified, tho bones cease to grow.
This lakes place in men at about twenty
years on the average; in the camel at eight;
in the horse nt five; in the ox at four; iu
the lion at four; in the dog at two; in the
cat at eighteen months; in the rabit at
twelve; in the guinea-pig at seven. Five
or six of these numbers give the tei ru of
life; five is pretty near the average; some
animals greatly exceed it. But man, of all
the animals, is one that seldom comes up to
his average.- He ought to live a hundred
years, according to liis physiological law,
for five limes twenty are a hundred; butin
stead of that, he scarce reaches four times
his growing period; whilst the dog reaches
six limes; the cat six times; and the rabit
even-eight times the standard of measure
ment, ihe reason is obvious man is not
only the most irregular and the most in
temperate, but the most laborious and hard
worked of all animals. He is also the niofct
irritable of all animals; and there is reason
to believe, though we cannot tell Whst an
animal scarcely feels, man cherishes Wrath
to keep it warm, and consumes himself
with the 6 re of bis own secret reflections.
'-Blaclewobd's Jfogazittt.
Hcmas EbKVATton.--"I know," says
Channirtg, "but one elevation of a hu
man being, and that is elevation of the
Soul. Without this, it matters nothing
where a ma.i stands, or what he possesses
and with it, ho townrs he is one of
God's nobility, no matter what plsce he
holds in the social Scale. There are not
different kinds of dignity for different Or
ders of men, but one and the same to nil.
Tho only -elevation of the human being
consists irl the exercise, growth and ener
gy of the higher principles and powers of
his soul. A bird may be shot upward to
the skies bja foreign force, but it rises in
the 'two' sense of the Word, only when it
spreads its own wings, and soars by its
own living power. So a man may be
thrust upwsrd iu a conspicuous place by
outward accidents, but he rises Only so far
as lie exerts himself, and 'expands his, best
faculties, and he ascends by , ft free" effort,
to a noble region of thought and action.' '
He who know not his own vieakrless,
cannot know his own strength.
Nothing else than sin can separate us
from God; but the least sin can do so. "
Moderation ia the silken string running
through the peail chain of all virtues.
Neither wealth nor birth, but muid Only,
should be the aristocracy of a free people.
Perhaps hd man regrets any" hardships
he has endured, when he is once complete
ly delivered from themi ' ':-.
Imitations plea's, hot becauso they are
mistaken for realities, but because they
bring realities to mind.
There is no expectation more idle than
human nature, left to itself, will either im
prove or cease to grow vicious.
A tiaveler, journeying wiiely, may learn
much. Yet much may also be learned by
him who stays at home. - . ..
Pure betievolahce is a flower of beauty
rare, of fraumnce sweet it seldom blooms
on arUi, wht'sc climate is ton cold irt
heaven, its natire S'M, it trrows luxuriant-
Every vice and folly has a train of secret
and necesrary punishment, If we are la
zy, we must cvpect lo be poor; if intemper
at,- to bo diseased; if luxurious, to dio pre
Frankness is not rashness, nor is itvej
hemence. It is not piulant nor dictatori
al. It is modest as it it undistinguished.
It is not obstreperous; yet it dares to lift
the veil and show unpleasant truib.
Without sorrow life would be no belief
than a dream; grief is a reality, and though
bitter As wormwood, fridrtais love it, for it
makes them feel themselves, and know tbe
Value of each Othef ;
A writer has compared worldly friend
ship tooUr shadow, and a better compari
son uever was made; for while we walk
in the sunshine it sticks to ns. but the mo
ment we enter the shade it deserts ns.
Music serves to make a Lome pleAsaht
by engaging many of its inmates in a de
lightful recreation, and thus dispelling the
sourness snd gloom which frequently arise
from petty disputes, from mortified vanity,
from discontent and envy.
Fear is implanted in us as a pfesOrvatiod
from evil; but its duty, like other passions;
is not lo overbear reason, but td assist it)
nor should it be suffered to tyrannize iu
the imagination, to raise phantoms of hor
ror, or beset life with supernumerary dis
Washiso Windows. A correspondent
of the American Agriculturist gives the
following improved mode of washing win
dows, which, although not altogether tmr
to us, may be valuable to many of our
I have a great aversion to sconring
knives, and never, touch brlek-dlist if I
C tn help it; but if their brightness de
pends on mo, I prefer lo rub them three
times a day rather than once, for it is less
labor, and they last longer. The nicest
article for washing windows is deer-skin,
as no particles come off to adhere td the
glass and make it look as if washed With
feathers. There is no need of anything
larger thsn a hand-basin for washing win
dows. Ti e great splashing some peopto
make in the exercise of their art is entire
ly useless, and is, moreover, deleterious.
When the water is permitted to run dowit
in creat quantities over the class, it de-
solves the putty and soon loosens the panes
from their settincr, and also stains the gloss.
Two pieces of Wash-leaiher and a bowl
of suds are all that are necessary. - Wipe
the glass first with the wet cloth or leather,
and after it has beeome dry, with the clean
cloth; and it will look clear, and far moro
so than if rinsed in a dozen pails of wa
A new horseshoe has been inven
ted by Mr. S. Short, of New London, Con
becticut. 1 ho peculiar feature Is, (hat tho
new shoo has not a nail or nail bole in ill
Otherwise, it is made in the common form
and is held on the foot by an iron, cap,
something in the shape of a low cut Tamo
of a man's leather shoe, or the leather peak
of a boy's cloth cap. . The iron cap ou the
hoof is about two inches wide at the toe,
nut narrower at each side towards the heel.
It is so thin as to Ire a little flexible, and is
fastened to the. foot by a screw passing
through the two ends behind the bee).
The loweredge of tins caputs into agroove
cut in tbe outer edge of the shoe, which
holds them together, and the screw fast
ens them both to Ihe hoof. This enp does
not come to much Wear, and will out-last
many shoes. .:, , -.
To Kxep a Stovk Bright. Make Weak
alum water, and mix your 'British Lustre
with it; put two spoonful to a cill of alum
Water; let the stove be cold, brush it with
tho mixture, then take a dry brush and
lustre, and rub the stove till it is dry.
Should any parts before polishing, become
so dry as to look grey, moisten it with a
wet brush, and proceed as before., of
two applications a -year, it can be kept as
bright as a 'coach body.
.. - - n
-Misn It is mind that trivet beauty to
the rose, and throws sublimity around the
mountain or the comet. It is mind tbat
envelopes the cascade with beauty, and the
rteavens wuu rnuuuiv. . n w
i nil's breadth and depth, the store of
information it possesses, qd Accumulated
iiteas of its exoerienoe, so are the intensity
and loftiness of its enjoyment.

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