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-----WBi---"T i i 1 i i i 11 ' 1 1 . nkt-fnn . : . I 1 . . r - w er .. Miss., A MA fTe AftAtEVfll.' j ! h SwiiiT -if Difoccr buUSihed pinf Saturdjyttthef-llowmBr-te"'1 w : " " : SI 60 oer mnnum, If ptld t oyAWC. l oo "n-.M r.j if ptymmt De auyea ubui i, oj-W o paper will Iw d-conboued, txccpt at tfa pHoei of the.ditor until U -rtaart an paid. &,! i 0AU ebmmniOtleni MDt by jntil jmut bt . post-paid. - .'?!' 5 V'GIVE MB THREE GRAINS "OF C0RN at 9;..i lifliJIOTBiautf.-sii-iaiJa fl fk ,0?'lr(M.. At t;JSIM0tl-JO0Xm, 5,'! tTht atpre word wera (b laitrequMtef anlriah y lad Iq his mother.as he was dying of stirTation. " She found three trains io the corner of bis rg r ed jacket and gara them lo him. Ir was all aha 'lMd.'th:whol.iMBi7 wara perishing froea iS;1miM.y: ,w , ,.tV..w .,1 1 Gire me three graine of corn,oUier, . ; , v tolj threi piM'oteora, 'l '' , !:', t "jft will keep the 'little lire I bava ".' ? Till the comiof of the inorn. ' ' . " ' ' "3 1 i am dying of hunger and cold, mother, ' ' " Dyirfg of hanger and cold, '' tzi JLni half the agony ol each a death,'' i! Mylipehavenew told, W ay A if; '."iuu ow n.,J toi "llf'' a? t tt has gnawed like a wolf at my heart, mother, !-! A wolf that is fierce lor Mood, ;o " vj-;i '.' All the livelong day, and tba night beside, ,v 0ys 3nwingfor want pf food.; . ;i u If . (i ? ..t dreamed of bread in my sleep, mother, e?,v.i-i And the sight wu heaven to see, '; ; , But you had aa bread for me. , . How could I look to you; mother, ' a " How could I look to you, '' ' For bread to give your starving boy, . XTtT k.n .nil toH mtttr vt.nw tnnl J i ''" "For I read the famine in your cheek, "-' 41 And in your eyes so wild, "" And I felt it in your bony band, t i ... "ft'.u As you laid it on your child. :' :!; ?itJ i.U '' w.i : The Queen lias lao.ds and gold, mother, J (i. The Queen has lands and gold; ' t-,,r Jy. While you are forced to your empty breast fc" A akeleton babe to bold . 4 A hbe that is dying of want, mother, , ; .Aslamdyiognow, r . With a ghastly look in its sunken eye, , . . ..... ...... Ana lamina upon e orow. What has poor Ireland done, mother, ' 'What has poor Ireland dona,1 Ti '-"! '"ii.j Thai fha wnrld lonk.an nil irh us airn. . a XtaPerishinonebyoner 5 - V, ' :." iiE Db-the men of England cara Bat, aaathar, -i'Tbe great men and the high,.' - '.' U For the suffering sons of Erin's Isle, t i; -tfj 'm Whether they live or die? i I .' '..! t?! ;:;iv.' 'j..i'sif jifj j 't3 u f There ie many a brave heart here, mother, tdl IUUH .u bliauuvj, 1UIH9 ..... j ,.. . . MTV.:i- tU. k.f M.!..- T , . Are many tnat roll tn gold. ,. ' There are rich and proud men there, mother, "- : With wondrous wealth to view; , . ' 'And the bread they fling to their dogs to-night. 'J ' "Would giye xit life and you t 9 '(I ; .v i, ;';.' i- . . . Coma nearer to my side, mother, i'n Coma nearer lo my aide, i ;.(:: I' L;i And hold me londly as you held ,... i ! : St-iil iMy lather when he died.; vol ,iM.,rs ,j; Quick, for I eanoot see Jou, mother, , .. ; ,1-J ' My , breath is almost gone, !, .., jMothsi! dear mother 1 ere I die, , .K; 1k-i ,'Te me tnrea Sr'M f cflr0 ..',111. I '. . ... 1 .. 1 1 T li 0 I' h a n t o m II a n d . t-l''"' "I see" f, 5andye cannot see, ' i?5 t! vwhich beckons ma away." 1 I A'ln "a lonely 'part of " th: blaak and rottky coast iJf Scotland, there dwelt . beinj who was designated by the few who knew and (cared him, the War lock 'Fisher;' "He was in truth a gingu lar and fearful man. For years he had followed his dangerous occupation a lone, adventuring forth"' in weather ' which' appalled the Stoutest of the stout hearts" that occasionally' exchanged a word, with hm i in passing to and fro in their mutual ' employment. ' ' Of ' his homej pifth and descent,, nothing was known, but the lecundity ol conjecture had supplied an unfailing stock of mate "rialp 6n't these points.., Some said he Wos'lhe devil incarnate, others said he was a 'Dutchman, or 'some other '"far awoy,foreigner,'wh,o had fled to these comparative solitudes lor a shelter Irpm thi, Retribution ) due tos some grievous crime: una all agreed that be was neith efa Scot nor a true man.'1 In outward form, however, he was still a ''model . ora'mah,", talf and.'we)l made, though, in years, his. natural strength was Tar frorja being abated. His matted black hairi' hanging in'elf, locks about his ears antj ghjourders, together''with the. per petpal siillennesB which .seemed iaative in jthe expression of his feature, neith r regularor, pleasing, gav hin an ap pettrancA iuneqdurably disgusting. He, uvea aione in a novi ,oi,nis own COQ atructiorii partially.Bpooped oui of! the rV"rWfl8 nve' linowfto have sufler 4 alitor yvithin;hiYwaIIs-7-to have pokeft I..',. a, kind word,' or, have done a kihdactin. Once, indeed, he perfor med arVactwhich,.in a less, ominous be ing would have Jbeea lauded as the tx tfem.9he;oism, , , jn a dreadful ptormy ro.0J& ini J a fisher! , pa') was : seen Jk greaj d.t.tr,?,lnakirtg ifo5 tha.:ahpj,e7 there was a father and two sons pi.' jt. fJMfidanger: being .inomir4en,t, ; as they 8ga,ip4 : jthiet, rocky (prpmon,tqry pt. the fisheryand thj bpat.opse . Wpnpen fto4 : boyi I wr ,crearainej aqd gestula tiaifNfPlWti.beaohj w alT'ha jwijd and. useless epergy of despair, but assistance was no where to be seen. The father and one of the lads disappeared forever, JL JJ XV . W . I'l.U j u r II II II 'v !.',;! II II ' II"1" IH' 1 II T " 1 II I Lr 1 HI I JIB ! in I k I 1 IBB I ! . mmi: r miim( na 1 aiva until r . . .... c , : i , . . i . , . . r " ' i 1 - . i i. l ; '. ' .'.. a , i i . 1 !! : , .- . . - -r s. t 1 1 w ,i v J irr i ' l ' n na, . r av- -ear-- ' Bw-. -r . a j- i---e mt a.i rv m- . . t I ' ... -1 i, i ... .X: ILI . ,. I'.r'r . !,-!:; ! . aid f..":ii'i K".i,;.:i;;fe i itA' rlt :c;-'.J j,':.! ' u. . . . I . t IS' ii'tl I'" ''"I t!,'H bvit'the younger boy clung with extra ordinary ret olution 10 the inverted boat. By accident, the Warlock Fisher came to the door ef his hovel, saw the drown ing isd, and plunged 'instantaneously into the sea; For some minute's he was invisible amid the angry turmoil, but he swam like an inhabitant of that fearful element; and bore the boy in safety to the '.beach." From fatigue or fear, or the ertects of both united, the poor lad died shortly afterwards, and his grateful relatives ihdustriously insisted that lie had been blighted in the grasp of his unhallo wed rescuers i J t u s i ;,, To wards i the tend of autumn," the weather frequently becomes so broken and stormy in these parts, at to render the sustenance derived lrom fishing ex tremaly precarious. Against this, ho w ever, the Warlock Fisher was provided, tor caring little for weather, and appar enuy less ior uie, ne weni out m an seasons, and was known to be absent fordays, during the most violent storms, when every hope of teeing him again was lost.. Still, ' nothing harmed ; he came drifting back again, the same way ward, unfearing, unhallowed animal. To account for this, it was understood that he was in connection with smug glers; that his cays of absence were pent in their service in reconnoiter ing' for their safety, and assisting in all their operations. Whatever truth their might be in it,' it was well known that the Warlock J? isher never wanted ardent spirits, and so free was he in their use, and of tobacco, that he has been heard, in a Ions and dreary win ter's .evening, carolling sanes in a strange tongue with all the fervor of an inspired bacchanal. It has been said, too, at such times he had strange talk with tome who never answered, deprecated tights which no one else could see, and exhibited the Jury of an outrageeue maniac.' -!1 ' ;V It wat towards the close of an au tumn's day, that a tall young man was seen surveying the barren recks, and apparently- deserted shores,' near the dwelling of -the fisher.1 He wore the enquiring aspect of a stranger, and yet hit step indicated a previous acquain tance with the scent.- The sun wat flinging hit boldest radiance on the roll ing ocean, as the youth ascended the rugged path which led to the Warlock Fisher's hut. He surveyed the door for a moment, as if to be certain of the spot, and then, with one stroke of his foot dashed the door in wards. It was damp and tenantless. The stranger set dawn his bundle, kindled a fire, and remained in quiet possession. In a lew hburs the fisher returned. 1 He started involunta rily at the sight of the intruder, who sprang to his leet, ready lor any alter native.' ' !? - -J What seek you in my hut!" said the fisher. - 'm7''; ''-' ' "A shelter for the night the hawks are out."'-" w- ' ; VVhe directed you tome!" ' '' ' "An old acquaintance." ' ' 7 "Never" saw ' you with my eyes shiver me. . But never mind, you look ike the breed a ready hand and a ight heel, ha 1 All's right tap your ' No sooner said than done. ' The keg wat broached, and a good brown basin of hollands was brimming at the lips of the warlock risher. 1 The stranger did himself a similar service, and they grew friendly.1'. The fisher could not avoid placing hit hand before his eyes once or twice, as if wishful to avoid the keen gaze of the stranger, who still plied the nre wiin iuei. ana nts nosi wun noi- ands. ; Reserve was at length annihi- ated, and the haher jocularly Said, "Well," so we're old acquaintance, Ay,n said the voune man with' a- nother searchihe Blance. 'J "I wat in doubt at first, but now I am certain." "And what's to be done!" said the fisnerV :-7-H ' 1 wAh hour after midnight you must Eat me' on bbdrd "'': ' boat, she'll t abroad.' " They'll run 'a licftt to the masthead, for which' you'll steer. You are a good hand at a helm in a dark and rough sea.M:':'ti;;-i"'! l;;-'- ; -How it l will notr ' ' " - : ' ' "Then youf nfd,-6rJbraer,VK'i,.':"i;-! .They SD-anz to their feet simultane pusly, and am immediate encounter teemed,ineyitable. ;,'t,'' r rh-i--,v, 'i'shaw!" said the fisher, sinking on his seat. what madness this is: 1 was a Jhougbt warm with the liquqr.anj the recollection, of pasj; timet was rising on my. mimoryv; Think; notbing of jt, . I heard those words pncetfore," and he ground hit toetb;in;rage.f Xeo-ce. but (in; a -.thru er voice ihan vourtu PqnleUmes, top, the being rises; to jpj, view, and then I smite him an. h'nh I gi ve us a no ther basin.f ull." "He struck short at vacancy, snatched the beve. PKIirCIfLKa AHD Ascia,r WHO Witt, age from the stranger, and 'drank it off. "An hour after midnight, said ye!'u . "Ayyou'll see no. recreants then!' "Worse may oe worses - muuar- and glaring wildly on tne nicxering em bers before him.- 1 11 "Why, how's this t' Areyoursenses blavins boneep with the ghost of some . . . . .. ".. . it' . r pigeon-livered coast captain, eh t Come, take another pull at the keg, and clear your head 'lights, and tell us a bit of The fisher took another draught, and proceeded." " ' ."About five-and-twentv years ago,a stranger came, lo this, hut may the curse of God annihilate him!" "A men to that," said the young man "He brought with him a bov and a girl,' a purse ot gold ana tnu arcn fiend's tongue, to tempt me.' Well, it wai to take these children out to sea upset the boat, and lose them!", J . '' '.' - "And you did so, interrupted the stranger,.' -,. ' 'V',;' ; "1 tried but listen. ' On a fine even inz I took them out; the sun sank ra pidly, and. 1 knew by the freshness of the breeze there would be a storm.; I was not mistaken. ' It came on even taster than , I wished. '' The children' were alarmed; the boy in particular grew suspicious; , ne insisiea mat i naa an object in going out so far at sunset. This irritated me, and 1 rose up to smite him,' when the fair girl interposed her fragile form between ut. erne scream ed for mercy, and clung to my arm witb the desperation of despair.' I coutd'nt shake her off. ' The boy had the spirit of a man; he seized a piece of spar and struck me on the temples. ' "HowVyou villain!" said he,,4your life or mine, sir." " At that moment the boat upset, and we .were all adrift. ..The boy 1 never saw again a . tremendous, sea broke between us, but the wretched girl clung to me like hate her. dying scream is ringing in my eat like mad ness. I struck her forehead, and She sank all but her hand, one little white hand, would not link.' I threw myself on my back, and struck at it with both my ieet, and fheo, I .thought it tank for ever, i maae me snore wun aimcuiiy, for f was s tunned and aehseleas, and the ocean heaved as if it would have washed away the mortal world, and the lightnings blazed as if all hell had come to light the scene of warfare. I have never since been on the sea at mid night, but that hand ha, followed or preceded me. ' I have never - -" Here he sank down from his seat, and rolled himself in agony on the floor, '" 'Poor wretch," muttered the strang er, "what hinders now my long-sought vengeancet Even with my foot but thou Shalt share my murdered sister's grave."' :" ' !', 1 " ": ;,!. "A shot is firdj 'Jopk out for'the light!"'said the ydung man. '. ; , The fisher went to the door, but sud denly started back, clasping his hands before his face. ' "Fire and brimstone! there it is again!" he cried. ', , '' '"' Whatt'l said his cOmpanibn,r1ook ing coolly around him.';'. .;' ! ;' : "That infernal hand ! J .ightnjng blast it! but that's impossible,", he added, in a fearful under tone, which sounded as if some of the eternal rocks around him were adding f response to his impreca tions "that's impossible: It is a part of , them it has been so for years darkness could not shroud itdistance could not separate it from my burning eyeballs! s Awake it was thereasleep, it flickered and blazed before roe!.; It hat been my rock ahead through life, ana u wm neraia me to neur. oo say ing, he pressed hit sinewy hands j' upon ms tace, and buried his head between his, knees,,. till, the rockT beneath hirh seemed to 'shake witli-uncontrollable agony,.' '' .rr w.m ,-.,2 ff Again it beckpnedj mal" said ' he, starting up; "ten, thousand fires rare blazing in my heart, and in my brain 1 where, where can ! be worse? Friend. J-f.. .L.-IH (.' ... . r laejijr, uiui,vWv t,: , ?vrj ; "I set nothing,? said pis companion, with unalterable composure. , .,' . "V : "Vou see nothing',", said the j fisher, with mingling sarcasm and fury'Mook there !" He , snatched : his hand, and pointed steadily into. the gloom, again murmured, tlpok there, look there!' ! At that moment the lightning blazed around with appalling brilliancy,,. and the stranger, saw; a .email, white hand pointing tremulously 'upwards'. ,,f;'. "i saw n uiere' ne saia,nou. i .is riot hers! , Infatuated, abandoned vil lain,r', he continued, with' irrepressible energy,' "it is not my sister's hand!- no, it is the incarnate fiend's who tempi ted you to perdUion.' "Begone tpgtth- Gti n . v .1- I '. -,iT ....... I , Ho'airned a dreadfut filew.it the, ai- ibnished fishef, who instinctively avoid od the stroke. Mutually wound up to cabrt THoa iciti: ir i'M''iomEf' ' the highest 'pitch; of anger,' they grap pled each other's throats,1 set their feet and straightened for the throw; which was inevitably to bury both in the wild waves-beneath. A' faint shriek was heard and a gibbering, as of many voices,' came fluttering around them. "Chatter'' on I'? said the- fisher,' "he joins you now!" r i-"'. .J Soi.a ' - "Together it" will - be ' together!" said the stranger, as with' the last des berate' effort he bent his adversary backward from the beetlingcliff. i The voice of the- fisher sounded hoarsely in execration,' at they dashed into the sea togetherf but'what he said was drown ed lit the hoarser murmur of the splash ing surge.'' "The 'body -of the stranger was found the next morning, flung far upon the rooky shore but that of the murderer was gone forever. ! The superstitious peasantry of the neighborhood still consider the spot as haunted; at midnight, when the waves dash fitfully against the perilous ! crags, and the bleak winds sweep with long and angry moan around them, they still hear the gibbering of the fiend, and the mortal ' execrations of the Warlock Fisher. But after that fearful night no man ever saw the phantom hand. ! I f! v THE UNKNOWN WAY. ! 1 ?:!: -ar WILLIAM C. RTAST. ' '--''I 1 A Tiurnin- nlrv la or 'mm.'1 1 ' I '' ' . ".. ' t- ' '' The sands beneath me glow, ": '' As onward, enward, wearily, ' '' (is.! la the sultry mora I go. a ('..' '.i... i From the dusty path. there opens, Eastward an nnknoWn way; , ; Above its windings, pleasantly, . . -n j. " : ' "t The woodland branches play. . " -' i . silvery brook comes stealing '.:. V t.l -' t ' From the shadow of ita trets,,i i , j .1 i. ' J , 1 1 Where slender herbs af the forest stoop -, . ; Before the entering breeze. ; . "', fAiong those pleasant windings, ' "' ,"," ' ' I wou Id my journey lay " ' ' : ' ' Where the shade is cool and the de w of nigbA Is not yet dried away.: '' " icin-:s,n V !-" ' ' -; i'LS'J U i.-iS.l!'i.. .Vt-i, .,;r, ; , Oh wtutber dost thou lead, . , , ' . W.nHorin- h'v mm urchin! irrn'tini).. ur oy ine open meaar . , ; .! Oeestlhsu by ivestliog cottage ..' n -IT : '. ' Go est thou by stately. hall? .' I ! t, r, - Where the broad elm droops a leafy dome, - v : - . And woodbines flaunt on the wall t ' )y sleeps where children gather ' ; .Flowers of the yet fresh year? '' ' ' 1 By lonely walks where lovers stray ' -' s o - j,0 tender atara appaarf ' '-: ' ' :.'!!'. .t,i.;!ij -;s . ;. f,'.- , Or happy dost thou linger ..,..,, ; ... On barren plains and bare, 1 . Qr clamber the bold mountain side, . Into the thinner air? ., r " Where they who journey upward k Walk in a weary track, " ' ; ; i ; ) " ' And oft Upon the ahady vnle ) ; t r With longing ay ea look, back? -,'', n I hear a solemn murmur, 1 ' ',."'' " "'' T r And, .listening to the sound,' ' ' " I knew the' voice of the mighty sea, . 5 Beatjdg his pebbly bound. '' ' ' r ' )." ;i- i: u ! l.l I I -J,?. I. '.. ... Dost thou, oh path of the woodland I ; , ,: : ...End where these waters roar; ,(. ; Like human life, on a trackless beach, , , : .., .Wi(h a boundless Sua before? T u e . lT.o r e 1 1 ,B ft a a ty ? I r. ilW-EXTEACT.i; "Ma iV.-u .The Journal of Commerce has a cor respondent who har been on an excur sion to the Far West, from whose last letter we clip the ; following 'prettily to'ldincidentj:c:,-V 'r''s ' '-V'; l-a '';What do you think ipf as when 1 tell you that on Christrnas, mormng: WiUiTs and niy self were 'again In the forest? oo it was. wo naa grown so weary already, and so heartily sickened Was 1 of living' thi. life' 'of hypocrisy ''thai I needs must live' if 'amonirm'en,' that 1! shouldered my fifleVgave, Willi notice,, and lound .him at my side ready or one anddt one more hiinf "It" is to tell you of this that ! 'ri6w write this my last letter' (of which I, supposeydu are not sorrV'tb be informed.) iii;iH l' ; mi! :v:'.L,.:u'.:'.''r- of 'i.'i ii was aiiui uuiii iur uor uu ui Wallahana. ; . We reached the take bank tHat morning ;The sun was warm' and cte'a?,' but before1 dark' it 1 had become cloudy 'at eight Vclock:rat 'night the". gloorfl'''wast' impenetrable, ? had ' appointed a rendezvous at'"i We Hhe woodsman) did h6t arrive till brhe'. 3 r- ' "By way bf episode I'may'as3 Welltell a story tierc. joe ana myseii were seated ihf the Ui Cabin' bf Farmers..' (at the outlet) Which li'.thel'mbsi exten sive and comforijable tog !iTabin 1 havre evef 'seen:1 Ihe fire ' was blatzine So s to rendeV ca'tirljerosele's, arid rwas'com posing'myself tb"ii4uierf floie M wfy chair, whenStop. Did you ever outlet.' and' reached it ourselvesj'ust.at ddrklbtit the ''remainder ,Jof our paity our'old friend Black'and another bkek '?f, No. 6. read Bailey's Festust Do you remem ber Angela t I have never seen a per son who came up to my idea of that same woman of the bold poet's fancy; but. read that introduction of her, and I shall be saved the labor of describing the Vision that startled Willis and my self from our .seats to our feet. She entered a aidedoofjbowe quietly, and said, "good evening, gentlemen. You are welcome. '' What news do you bring us from the great city f '' Her voice was as musical a waterfall in a moony night. ' (Water always sounds' sweeter by night than by day.) Willis, is a staid fellow and never thrown off his balance,'1 replied with a bow: "News of ' wars and rumors of- wars, madam; not so pleasant as you doubt less bring from fairy land, lor you must have come from there to this wild place?1 " "Oh no, 1 came from P ," Said the lady laughing, and the conver sation ran on merrily awhile, and 1 gathered, in my listening her history. I talked little, for Joe monopolized all, and besides I am a confirmed eld bache lor,ha ving had miserable success in such affairs. She was the daughter of far mer S- , educated in the city, and with wealthy and aristocratic relatives, and with 'every inducement to remain in the gay life of the world. But no she clung to her mother and her home, and when her years of study were over, she went gladly and hastily to that for est home, to live, nnd (if she could find nothing but nature,' that would do) to love; and' die.- I assure you it was strange to meet such a vision of lov lineis therehear her talk as earnestly as she did of all the beautiful works of God. ' She sang 1 songs of Scotland. Hef voiee did swell with the mournful melody of "Jeannie Morrison!" Willis (the baby) cried outright, and I the truth is -when she sang "I'm wearing awa Jean," I was thinking a sad thought and looked ' another way : and when she sang to an old air, which she had arranged for - the words herself, Moir's ''' iiuiir"";' - -'Fare thee well our last and fairest, '"Dear wee Willie, tare thee well," 'yl moved out of the fire light. I have written more of this than I intended, but it is a forest incident. One thin? rest assured of, namely, that if Joe ever writes you a letter from that part of the country, it will be dated "Bank of the Wallahanna," and 'requesting you to publish a notice for him, not under the the head of "Deaths." All that night we hunted, and yet when I arose the next morning, 1 found him standing by Miss V. on the bank or the lake, teach ing her the use of his, rifle, and as 1 heard Something about the most fatal wound being in (he neart: it annoyed him somewhat that 1 took un the traunt- let Just then, and assured her most se riously that Joe was mistaken, practi cally, as a deer often carries a ball in his heart Some 'distance, and it was al ways safer to shoot at the shoulder. Break his fore legsaid'I, --and you are sure ol him." . . F Blessing- on that fair girl. She came to us a vision from a far and holy coun try and although I compared her with some that J sorrowed were not more like her, yet did my meeting her seem a. happy mee ting and a glad one. And ! thanked Uod that he made some such to' be on ' his earth. ' She lives away from mails, and will never see this, elsej would not say it: and I've put in the intimation notice above, so that Joe won't dare send it to her.1 How now, Joe? Didn't 1 teiryou. I'd write it in such a way that she should never see it? I must put off the Hunt for yet one more letter, which shall positively be the last., '1". -.- ' Yours, W. :.; i r . . Just Tribute to Female Worth 'i The following formed part of a lec ture delivered recently in the Universi ty of New Ybrk, at the opening of the course ''of medical instruction. " Woman, , from her infancy to old aee,'- is an object of constant interest: and it is not strange that a being so ten der, and yet. so full of endearment, should have called forth the admiration of the philosopher, and the fervid praise of the poet." Her history is but the nar rative of good deeds in health she is oar' pride, in disease our solace- and, in, the raithtul discharge ot her duties to society, she is the idol of all hearts. Like i ministering angel, she soothes us in 'affliction; 'and under the depressing influence of adversity, she inspires hope and' incites, to renewed effort. -' Who hasnnbt felt ' the cheering influence of hir 'smiles and the encouragements of her eloquence, in the dark hour of des- pondencyr; Aoanaoned py friends, and eft to the cold1 chkri ties of selfish and i"eari(ess world, the husband of her bo som then Wows how to appreciate' the depths of her love, and the sincerity of Adverlitemenlt fa-terte4 at 60 fenU per struare (fourtean tinea or less,) for the first insertion, anil 13 cents for each subsequent insertion. ' On - col umn one month $7 00. ' Three Months $10j Si Bonths 815. Twelve month 926. ' " ' ; JOB.'PRINTINa ' - t Of every description neatly and aapeditiouafy executed at the office of the 'Upirit of Dejncracy;' and at reasonable price. '-; " ' her vows. ' As wife, mother, sister- in a word, in every situation of life, vir tuous woman is the kind and fast friend of Man. Is it, therefore, not due td. this self-sacrificing being, that we, who know so well how to value her excel lence, should labor assiduously to di minish the suffering, and assuage those sorrows incident to her sex? The duty of instructing you how to assuage those sorrows and rescue her from the perils by which she is surrounded, devolves on mej and I need not say that 1 wilt endeavor most faithfully to perform this office.", .. ... . '-. . , ... 'Something Good. The Senate and House of Repre sentatives of Missouri, upon the mo tion ef,Gen. E. L. Edwards, of thw House, have adopted a set of Joint re solutions, to instruct the Senators and request the Representatives of Missou ri in Congress to procure such altera-; tions of the Federal laws, for the gov ernment of the army, and shall increase the pay of the soldiers, diminish that of the officers, provide for the widows and orphans of soldiers killed or other wise dying in the service, and other wise reduce the present distinction be tween the officers and soldiers, as much as shall be consistent with disciplino in time of war. These resolutions were sent, by the Legislature of Missouri, to those of the different States; and 'iri New York they have been referred to the military committee. "We vote for that," says the Phila delphia Ledger; "with all our democ racy of institutions, we have more prac tical aristocracy in our military service on land nnd water, than any ether na tion in the world, England excepted.-! England is a rampant aristocracy, irr which commissions in the army, navy and church, are regarded as the proper ty of the 'nobility and gentry,' to be used as a provision for their younger sons; the oldest keeping the paternal property for the purpose of maintaining the aristocracy. Hence in England, officers are highly honored and liberal) ly paid, while sailors and soldiersare' not honored at all, scantily paid, and; treated like beasts of burden, fit only to fetch and carry, fight and win laurels' for officer's to wear. ' .. "But we, who profess the most on-s limited democracy in laws and man-' ners, closaly copy the English in the government ot our army and navy.-- umcers are gentlemen ot course. Sol-i diers and sailors have no right to such estimation. They are does, to be ad dressed with a get out!' or a -come inl or a 'lie close!' and occasionally kicked or cuffed. Officers in principle, spirit and feeling, treat their men with cour tesy. But some officers, who are 'gen tlemen' by commission, but not centle-r men by breeding, use the privilege of rank, according to our military consti-i tution, to treat men with indignity, t J this wide social difference necessary to discipline? Not at all. No armies are. better disciplined than the French, and in none is found so little social distinc tion between officers and soldiers.- Hence while officers are centlemen. soldiers are gentlemen also; The French military laws are exceedingly severe, while French military manners- are exceedingly gentlemanlike; Quak erlike, christianlike: the co-op era tity proving that discipline results from law and pride of character, and not from' vulgar and brutal tyranny in the officer, and reckless degradation in the fiofdier Do our independent companies exhibit any want of discipline in peace or wart imo. xet they are social equals and companions, the officers commanding and the men obeying, under a sense o duty and sell-respect, liut the advo cates of the present system will ask, t how will you govern our 'killers' and ,'rowdies!" We answer,' by line, im-t prisonment, hard labor, degrading frorro rank, hanging, shooting, when they do wrong, and by gentleness, courtesy and: praise, when they do right; Among1 sailors and soldiers, the most degraded are always the least amenable to die-; cipline, and the most harshly treated' are always the most degraded ) l.-j MBut how can we remove these de- grading inequalities,' when w pay soldier seven dollars monthly and a cap- tain a hundred? The captain is rrror important than the soldier, because must think as well as figkt, while -the soldier is exempt from thinking by blind obedience. But what can the captain do without the soldier?-' Nothing. Hence the difference in importance. ie no sot great its thatin pay. In Jkfexi eo, officers fare sumptuously whiU" soldiers starve; and hence Mexico has an army of rapacious officer and ' mere rabble of worthless soldiers Out whole military system 'is wrffng' tmd ought to be reformed."