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W ILLIAM LE'WIS, -P ROP IE R S " O v- a)V Our it r S s' ."
VOL- Vill- SUTjIERIVIf LLE, S. C., JULY 19, IS 40
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- Curiosities of Sleep.
There are some curious it('inidents on
record of sleeping and waking. In
-Turkey, it' a person happens to ftall a
sleep in th t neighborhood of a poppy
field, and the wind blows over towards
hitn, he becomes gradually narcoticis
-ed, and wonld die if'the country pecopie,
who are well acquainted with the cir
cutstanee, did not bring him to the
.tiext well or -treatm, and empty pitclt
er after pitcher on his thee and body.
.br. Oppenheim, durinlg his residence
in Turkey, owed his life to this simple
jtnd effieacious treataent. Dr. (ra',-es,
from whom this anecdote is quoteJ,
Elso reports the case of a gentlenatn.
thirty' years of age, who fi-om long con
tiitmed sleepiness, - was reduced to a
<,. liomplete living skeleton, unable to
-stand on his legs. It was partly ow
ing to disease, but chiefly to the use
.of mercury :nd opiutm, until at last
unable to pursue his business, he sank
into abject poverty and woe. Dr.
Reid mentions a ftiend o(.his who.
whenever anythit g orccured to distress
Jtim, soon became drowsy :nd fell
asleep A fellow studnt asi . at EIl.
inb~urg, upon heou-ing suslenly% the
'it.-.pe',ted dleath of a near relative,
threw himself on his bed, and alnoat
instantnteously. amidst the glare of
noon-day, .sattk itto a prit' iotid : san
Iie'r. Another persn, reading aloud
to one of his dearc,t friends st eted
bn his denth bed, ell asleep, and, with
the book still in his hani, went on
reading utterly ntileoisciotis of what lie
was uttering. A woman :t Ilenanult
slept seventeen or eighteen hlurs a
Udiiy for fifteen years. Another is re
-corded to have slept once ir torts
days A ann twen\y-five years of'
tge, at Ti msbu ry, tear lath, nce:
slept for a month, and in two years he
slept again for seventeenl days. Dr.
Matettish mentions a woman. who spent
three-fooa iths of her life' in al cep ; and
bi-. Elliotson, who has eullet ted sever.
hl instances of''this sort, gnotes the
case of nt young lady who siOjpt for six
weeks ail recovered. IlIerodotu.s, in
"Melponene," alludes incredulously
to a rate of the Seythians, or tartars,
in the extreme North, wIho were repor.
ted to sleep six ttonths of the year.
"Two yOutg gettlenmen," says Dr.
-Graves, "college students, went. to bed
in perfect health the night previous to
their examitiation ; they slept soundly;
the older i'tte rase early in the morn
ing, and left his yunger brother in
m* hel still asleep ; he temained so for
twt, hours tmore, having slept alt ogeth -
er for' more than ten hout's, whent lie
awoke in a stale ofeomuplete insanity.''
Tesame aithor likewise relates thte
case of a genutlman who fell a!een
wvitht his he~ad resting Ott his hands, foi.
<ded together before on the table, after
dinner, On awakenting, oneo arm wats
paralysed, atnd rornainted paralytic to
the day of his death, which foillowed
not long afterwards. Tihe celebrated
General Elliott, Frederic the Great,
aund John [Hunter, seldom slept mote
than four or five hours in the twenity
four. Dr. Maenishi mentions a lad'y,
ini perfect health, who never slept more
thani three or four hours in the twenty.
four', and then only half' an hour at, a
Genteral Picheogru, according to Sir
Gilbert Blane, had only otte htour
.sleep in the same space of' time for a
whole year. TheIi venerable St. Au
guistine, of Hlipp~o, pr'udently di vided
his hours itnto three paurts '- eight lie
devoted to sleep, eight to recr'eation,
eand'aight to converse with the world.
De oIlvre slept twenty hours out of
the twenty -fourt. Qtiinnt, the celebrated
playq! could at his pleasure slumber
twet our hours in succession; and
Dr. 'lAcould, when lie liked, take as
inWgt. apd as mnehl sleep as would
serNMl-1for a couple ofdays. Thee
dbskingfahing asleep in the morning
waiedfhig great bat tle, saw in htis
dreams an apparition that assured him
of af teatf vitary '&ter his desperate
foe Eugenhes; and Lte issue of the
fot'theowririg day verfied, or coincided
witl hi ls trange presentiment. The
D3I nticson 4flM unfortunato-Louts
loathsome nook, i.ith a hole in the wall,
through which his scanty rations were
thrust, was killed by the want ofsleep.
His feveri'h temuples were scarcely
laid upon his pallet., when a stern
voice pealed round the walls-Cape',
ou es tu ? lors (ui ? Bly a refinenttit
of cruelty of this description, his due.
tile and confiding spirit, drawn out to
the last gasp, silently gave up the
gh'ost, on the Sth of .J one, in his 10th
year, 1795. The famuous St. Dominic
never reposed except on the floor, or
the bare boards, whicb served himil fur
a bed. St. ona venitnira, one of the
lit st Franciscans, inade use of a coml
,non stonle of-oime size, instead of a
pillow; and St. Peter, of Alcantara,
slept but an hour and a half in the
twenty-four hours, for forty years to
gether, either knee ing or standing,
with his head leaning aside, on a little
piece of wood ih',tened tur that putrpoe
in the wall. I e u stally ate but o!ce
in three days ; yet he lived to he old
though hi, bod y was so at ten uated and
weak that it, seented to be corajt iseI
of roots of trees, and lthis skin so parch
ed that it resenllbled tie dry bark of a
tree, tather than flesh.
P'etiple iiay sleep in all sits of
postures. Areording ti Mr. \Wilkin
son, the ancieont. lgy p tiains, w lito, as
everybody kno iws, shiaeed their se:ilps,
slept with their hwa-is resting itn aml
iron prong, like that of a pitchtbrk,
wilet d with sonetlit:g 5oft. This they
did fir h il ' of kelin their he:iSk
co.!i. which they Supposel :trent hen
ed thiria wits. I postilion~ mill
sleep in htrtsebIac k, and the se'ntine'l
at his post. Ant entire battalion of in.
fantry have been known to .leep in
the march. It is iboit three tir thr
o clock in the in irttig tlh.t this pro
i e'lity to Ici i.. the n 't (vtrptoiw.
e''nog-lilt mom~ntI1 i-ei.-u id'onl by
ttlopis fur dIriving in the eve nit:'.
outposts, i n(d tAking the bivonae Iy
tor t. niiare rei rte.l* p: ni
nhirly in th e liastern I Ieniii-phfer".
blecoine furiiu-dy h iii the
full of the un;it;. lore si ei:d!v .s hiin
hiie deterti oritin rav of is aro i':!1i'i
light i-; 'en in. t' I '' t l iio. t heir. :a
p~artmlenit ; hcne': the n:ttne / w;r e..~,:_
I here't ce t Iaily \' -: amgeat' I;r p:.'tee-s
two disi'ease itgte :;!etpi thane in the
waking state; thl tie 'ho ;i.a th
night inl Cotopa'.gna1 di I 'on:a inev1:titably
heroni~l~ e effiectedt w.'lhl its no(xions: al11-.
V. hile' \r\elr ho "go (htroug h it h
out stopping cese.1pe tlhe luiiatsma. hn
te'ntse c lb] indneesr .!et'p, mfld tii1'.e
w'ho perish iii Ithe now .sleep on till
they shrpthe Sleep (of deathi.-J1ur
- ....0- ..
Hlabibs of1 Anlors.
Raine comipo se] his verse while
walking about, icciting'' Ii-n in a loud
voice. (Oe day. when ,1 tinu worl:ii..
at his play of \lithridites, in the Ti
Deries G;aoleu-<, a crowd tcf woria.tn
gathered arundtimiil iis. a:tan-ted hv hI.
gesttires; they tool Ib rii to be a iinad
Iman about to tlrow hi:nlitself i.to IIe
basinl. On hiis return ljne 111, frianpIge
walks, he would) wirite diiu i icene liv
secie , at first ill hroti , :i:i c when Li,
had thius wiIitteLn it out, he wouild ..
elaim, t" aly n;.:ed'y is do~ne!' f' :lidl
'.ring tlie dressing of the act:, up in
verse as a Very a! I a ir
Magliabcehi, the learned librarian
to the )ike of Tu--eany, on the contra.
ry, ntever stirred abrial, but lived
amiidst, books anid uipont booiks. They
wvere his bed, boiaitd, andit w alihti
ile passed eight anid forty years ini
their idist., only twice ini the course of
his life ventiing beyondi the wvalls of
Florienee; onc to go) twto league s off,
and( the other timle th ee and a half
leagues, by order of thle Grmand Duke.
lIe was an ex tremelty frugaul tuno , liv
ing upon eggs, bread and wa tert, in
great, imoderatin.
Ltither, when study iing. a]lways had
his dog ying at his feet; a dog tie hadit
brougt li.from W art burgl, tiid of w hieb
he wais vecry fond. An i vory creii ix
stood onu lhe t able before hhiii, andt the
walls of his study were s tck rountid
with~ enriceaturies of lie Pope. lie
wor-ked at his desk for day togethier
withiouttgoiing out ; hut, whien faitigued,
and thle ideas began to staignat e ini his
brain, lie woul Ita1ke his flit te or his
guitarii iithI him iniIito the pireb. and
there execute someu iritsical fantasy,
(for lie wats a skilhlful musieianl,) wheni
the ideas would flow uponl himi as fresh
as flowers after sumiineir's rain. Xtuis.
ie was his invariable solace at such
times. indeed Luther didI not besi
tate tio say that, after theology, muusie
was the first of arts. " Atusic," said
he, " is the art of' the prophets, it, is
the only othier ar-t which, like thecolo.
gy, can calm the agitavtioni of the soul*
antd put the Decvil to flight.." Next to
music, if not before it, Luther loved
children and flowecrs. That gireat,
ginarled man had a heart as tender as
Calvin studied in his bed. Everyv
morning, at five or six o'clock, lhe hadI
booXks, manuscripts, and papeis carried
to him there, and he worked' on for
hltta-ster.. If Ihe had braVijon Wna
out, Oil li; return lie undressed atd
went to bed again to contitue his
st udies. In his later years he dictated
his writings to secretries. 1 i rarely
corrccted anything. The sentenets
issued complete From his tnoiuth. If'
he felt his fheilit-y of composition leav
ing him, lie forthwith quitted his bed,
gave up11 writing and Com posirng, aid
wett about his oult-door duties for (lays,
weeks and months together. But as
siion as he felt the inspiration Call upon
hit) again, lie welt, ack to his bed,
andi his secretary set to work lortli
I iousseau wrote his wolks early iii
the ii.orning; I e Sage at midday;
Hyroi at maidinightli Iardouin rose at
fuir in the ingriii, and wrote till late
at night.
A rittitle was a tremu:endous worker;
he took little sleep. and was constant
ly retrcnehiig it. lie had a cont riv.
a cie by whicb lie awoke early, and to
awake was with himt to emmiPnee
work. )en ost ienes Iassed three
months, in a cavern h the sea-side,
in laboring to overcome the defects ot'
his voice. There he read, studied, and
I abelais co iposed his life of Gar.
gaituma at. lellay, in the company of
I loian cardinals, and undeler the eves
of the lliiiop of Paris. La, "ontaiiie
wrVtc his fables chietfly utnder the :.hade
(if ct e'. intd sorneitiales by the side of
1acine and IllJiler i. Pascal wrote
lil.!, of his -'Iheigh oin litle senaips
of apelr, at. his by iioiiicnts. lFeiiel.
on wrote his I.eleinm hus in the palace
of \"'ersailles, at the court of the Grand
\lonarie, ' hlln discharginig the duties
of tu'or to the I )Uuplin. That a bo:k
ste tho.ouglyl v deorittic should have
i-sied fromti such a source, and be writ
ten by a riet, miay scen sutrptrising.
Ie ) t.. Quine tirt prmenuig:ate his ntiiti
tf' ni versal fireetloi of person iad
traitb-, and of' tlrowing all taxes oi the
hmad-the gerin perhaps, el' the F'rencht
*, luin li -in the boudoir of Mad
lheion I.nelt. dowttn befoire compotisina
hi C 1 k, and prayed tllr lliit
imet ICC' ol 11- wVell without first de'claimuing fGir
omie t uic at the top of his voiee, and
thus riiniiui'r his iervous systemlu to its
fulle'st ac'tiviivt.
Th' of Libitz was oe of' iead
inur. writing, mail ieditation. 'T'iat
wts1 the s;tret of his prodigLious; knitowl.
Idge AMo er nii ai tttk of1 gout, he co:i
fined himiiet-' to a diet. of birtatl and
imilk. Often he sltep t. ill n chair, and
rarely' w'ent tii bel till after inidnigl.t.
uitnacutimcs he was iin(nlitlis without
1iiing his sent, where he slepit lbt
itight maItl wrote liy ilac. lie had ai
11fb-tr in his right leg i ch iprevented
his walkin aliout., even h:u1 lie w i.,lid
to du a i.--.-li:a (C o/ols Jourla/.
T9he a Bory 'lTr'ade.
'I lie New-York .1ournal (if Comn.
meni-e. has an article on "The Ih-orv
'Trade," from which we quote:
Nine tenths of all the ivory
brottht. directly to tho United S:ates
tion wsi frits %:tiilbar, in Africa, to lie
ir t iaiflm. It has been conj ectured
that evenurieally the supply would be
stoied, In atcount of the- estimi tion
tf the (elephi:t, but, this, we ae ill
inied biy those cotnveranit with the
siilhject, is not p oha bile, large inanti
ties iteing broiugit., fro tm t.e unex.
Ido red inlt erior of A frica by the traderis
on thle cioasts, of whicb a parit, is oh.
tainied triimi aimaiils who have (lied
natuorally; the ehlpat beiing too large
gamie to be serioutsly aff'ct ed by thle
. capon i ofS i sav-ages. Th'le dealer c-an
read ily di.cerni lby thle appearance of
the tioith ub ethier it is taken f'ro:in a
freshly slain antimial or nut. Somie of'
them, bimkeii and tnutilaiteJ, give
en denice of' dleadtly eoimeres thejir
liiuiprietor's havie hail in '.hieiir native
jungile., wh ileI othlers arne gna wed b y
A firican rats pi bblyl, ihr' the tecethI
miarks are large and deep iniionsui.
The El'gish traders, owinmg to their
suplerior fail it ies, have lie mnopo~ ly
of' thle miarke. in Ijidia amid ini A frica,
and ihe eboicest articles can oily be
obtained tromt t hem.
lin price it vairies ti'omi 75(. to 81. 75
per piound, iiett, whie I aie the extrnemes
for correspoiidinig qualities. Witin
five years piast, owing to its extended
apprtoprinationi to lpmp jose's of' art mid
Itixuiry, if. lias increase.d I wentty per
centt. ini cost, andli great economlhy is
reiguisite to work tip thle scraps andh
chippings to tidlvaiit age, as its ciirve'd
formi will not, a tiii t of' straighitein g,
wi thouit dlest royinig lie te xtre, whichl
would be fatal to its usef'ulniess mid
beauty. Nothing, howev'er, is per.
iiit ted to go to waste. The recusu is
careflIly cialcioed, and, whlen car'eftilly
gi'ounid up~on a imai'ble slab, y ields a
jet lack velvety [iigmewnt, used by
artists to pait, UJn1le 1'oms, bi'oadeloth
coats, and .otheri matter's i'eqiiiring al
par'ticularly jetty hue. Next to the
Chimeso, the Ger'mains excel in ivory
carvinig and ornuiamentat whrk' mdatof
tho' beauitifudly. e'nhet igliotd urnbrella
and canto kn6Mb baei mai 1 anabjts
Ihese, according to the' ainount of
wo mrk lavi'hed upon t helm, range in
price froin three to ten dollars each."
The Boy who Kept Ihis
"I would not. Ih'e o ieun," said
George Ward to : . l h stood hv.
while he put the 'i ie had ju'st
bought in his p:
" You have i t" ri0 :nt call mec
mean," replied i.ik Porter. "be
eati e I dollt ltt .1~n IIIy mooney for"
'' You never apnelid it for any tli g,"
continued Georgt taunttinegly.
It was true. lieubei di nuot spend
his money. Do you sueppose it wa
because lie lved it Iore than other
bnoys do ?
Iiliuben turniel slowly away, medi.
tating 11upon what had( occedti ii. '-1
will not care fir what G.e'gei think;."
lie at length said to hi nel, "I have
four dollars now, anid en I have s'old
Ilny enh bages, I shall hate :mnether <101.
lar. 1 shall soem hu" n .. ca h," and
his heart letiiitled jIoylaniy, his step
recovered its elastiei t, and his pace
quickened' as the pleasant, thought re
moived the sting th neeusation of
mieltmiiess had inflicted nil his sensitive
spih it. " Enouiglt " did niot mean li e
same with lieulen, as witih growi pe
ile. It had a liinit. lie hastened
cleerfilliy homne, or to the place lie
called horne. lie had no liiihm or
mother there, but kind and leoving
friend, in their stead. M\Ir. Porter
had died twro years before, leaving a
wife and four children ni~thout proper.
ty to sus'ain them. .lculxe ' was the
elide-t. he was old enough to assist Inl
the labour11is l a 1:1rI, it, av as thought
Iest lie should heave his'ioother. Mr.
Johnson :, a u:"igLhIr. tuoli him inito lus
ttinnily, where he soon becaie a great
fa vrit e.
There-'" ". one ,ldn'* !- I m
l'wever, wi Ik.'i pt I r':. ,'1m':
.r ar'de.1 s : /-i !. 1 what
L^ c:eiled "a :,.' et ef' htarling." Slit.
eatid she never gave him n orang, or
al aqple, that lie dil lot carry it, te hi
re ,1131 ins.tea'l of' eating:r it. l'erhaps
his hist':', at It iiC, ol dea' little Irt
ther lelinv. could Iell what bec)e of
Mrs. Johnsont,: had ti ctted, too, Inl
his d]rawer, a box, which was-quite
heavy w61ih ltuney. She lid no-t b~e.
liieve he hwi baught so :itch :1as a fish
hook, since lie hal heen in their fain.
ly. If he shoui go on in this way he
will grov tip to be a iniser. MIr.
.1 olisoln sniled at his t il's eariit'st
ut s,, and re:nnrke.I that wi:hi "tachi an
exnplejc of genen si y as I'eben had
'oistanlitly helfbre hiini le coueild not
believe th ehil was in inuie daige.
uninl the lialt. she feared. -it naulst be
retintleebered," he said, ''that. lienbten
has his own wat to iiake ill lif. ileL
lust early lea'ni to rave,o e u'ie Vl
alwavs Ie poor. llit'hre are li- mtlilt.
er aid siseris, t ),, w h ieel his aid."
in ci-ies ways~. llen'bei atdded to
his stele. \\~ he tili tsno ennie, he
Mude t ice broad laths iboutt the
house, which so attraeled the itie' of'
a ieighbmor. that she asked if lie might
he illoeid to "take paihs 1Or ir. Ile.
rose early tait he miight have tilaic for
this ext ra wlk, amid was well paid 1~r
his eIlbrt.--T-''he box gitw ieav'er
fromu week to week. Iraeu/ibr'a/ 'Il al
mos0/ enollugh/.
On):e dayt thbere' was a b arrie'l ofilour31
thiere mutit be a iiistiake abot it; but
store to take it to t hat, boe '. .lirs
I orter wenltu imiue.'i ately ti jtearn
ab 'itt it.. aid what, wats her subgrplise oli
hItileg her soni bad be'en thle pitr'chas.
ei'. Ileow cotild lie hil' fir at wlieele
baire i'oft flolur "lice fiillneyi," Sid
the riince'lhait, ''-he brotight, in a boix.
It, wats ill simall bits, wihitch itook mte'
seult timei to counlt, buit thiere waLs
TJhe imithiietalled, with a l'el heart,
at, Mrs. Joe hnisonl's, and r'elat eel what
had1 ocecurr'ie'd. l ~iun wonderued wh
is mitere sholele cry so.~ l Ie thoeuglgit
she wotitud be happyei. lit wais sure' lie
wan. Ie hade beent thintkinig two years
of' tha~it. barr'tei of' flour', anid no(w lie felt
moitre like lautginig than cryingi~. T1ho~se
tears, 1nobhle heoyi, are noet tear:ts of siir
row~i, bitt of deest fulIle'st joy3. Y ou
are' moe icthani te-pide f'or yonur self-de
nialt. Yeu havl~ie persevere,~d ii your dhe.
tempi1'.atiton te deviale f'romii the ceiurse
w hilh yoti notrked eout. as righ. Youi
hcav'e bione imeekly thie charge oIf mean~it
ness'5, so gil ihg to yoturi generus~ pirit
antd no1w yout rvceive yotir rewiaid.
anid soC arlt your3 kinid frieiids, Mi'. aenel
Mt's. .Iohiiison.
Thant, utight, M\r. .Johniso'n remiar'ked(
to Is wife, as they sat, t,. gether' beibre
the e'hterfuil tire, thiat bo haud some
idea (of keeping thle litt' m1 11'is iad
educatting him. "A boy wiho could
form suichi a piurpeoso, and keep it, wiill,
iin'atl .probahility, nak a'usefti ma'i.'
After yot, po heat teg~
of-theirbthninnf isa ub.se.
mian of intelligence and wealth. IIe
is one w hou the world delights to hoa
jr; but arntog his plettsantest memo.
ries, I doubt not, is thot of the barrel
if flour he bought fbr his beloved mo
t her.
"Filial love will never +n) unrewar
led."- N. Y.~ Jnde,-endenEt
Tite Death Bed of Caomuuwl1.
The follow?ig fromt headley's Worlk.
is inarked with the usual brillianev of
the peculiar writer. Cromwell appears
no lodger as the hypuerite, hbU rather
is the sincere Convenlanter. when
Lalh-di to his last suuntinons.
At length the last night drew on
tlat was to Usher in his f1'tuate day.
ThIle .Id of Sep'tember, and miive ar, a
if .Lmbar ntid of Marslon, camte ami'd
wind and storm. ha this solenitt hour
for Etglanil, strong hearts were ever
beseeching heaven to hear the Protec
.>r; but the king of Kings had issued
ii decree; inai the spirit that had en
lured and to'iled Si long, was already
ratherin ag hisipitions Iihr eternitv.. "It
a. .or th~i~ In !al into thi hands
Af the living God,'' broke tihen o his
lips in solemnt faith, on the covenant
if (race. Hlis breath caime dillicult
ad thick; but amid the pause of' the
tertor, hie was heard tturiurinY.
"Truly 0..d is gNd--indeeJ he is
hie will nt-~-" fIere' his tongue thiledf
himo-" but," says an eye witness, " I
ipprehend it was, IIe will not leave
ame." A gain and again, there es-c:apcd
roml) the ever moving lips, the half
irttieuate words. '- (ohi is good
Uod is good. '- Once wi; sudden
mtaergy, he exclaimed. " I wolull be
wviliing to live to be urthcr servicea.
le to God anl] his pieolie; but lly
vork ii done. Yet God will be with
uls paiple." All arihlit l-atg ho -na
nlurtd this l+) himilself ofCl God; show.
og bow [,:tett nas his traa.,t, how
trllug hlis at (h. ( ):,t'. ai :,,.'tae d(1i1h
a:h ed'" hi:, ho said, " it i. not
imy design to il i:,4 r -ei.p, but it is
hay design to make !at ha t,- I can
WY itle this scete was passing in that
submian ebunbtler, aIli was wild and
terrible Nithout. Natue seeeCtld to
ylpathi.e withl the <lyiLg pat riot and
be:(o. The wind howled and roared
:1ioI the placi; house i \ere unriooled;
I:imaevs blown up, and the trees that
hiad itood! fur half a century in
the par ks, were uptrn and strewn over
the earth. The sea, too, was vexed,
the iaves snolte inl ungovernable fury
tihe shires of IFugltnd; and Vessels lay
stratnded alotig the coasts of the Mcdi.
it raueant. It was a night when tlhere
As they say,
Lamn:tiIIntw heard in the air; :tran.e sr;eamus c -
stud p)rophesying, w tith accemis terrible,
n'dire rununioin,ainel confused events
W itehed to the a Nn. tinie,
i * * .otie saty the earth,
uls loverou- i ."
])'Lt :lli was calmn and serelic around.
lie lting bed of Cromwell. On that
pore hai kingly brow, peace, like at
shite winged duve sate; and that voice
shicb had Lturned the tide of so tiaty
>:tties ntow iurmured only prayers.
: ia:pa te, dy ing in the iitlst of just
otch a sto ri, sho-ted " 7Wie d' .Irmnee."
is his gazing eye fell once more on the
als of his mnighty columns disap
arting in the smoke of battle; but
romwell took a nobler departure.
Ihe L.tor.,,mad .poa r wvitho ..t brought
1o diin of armos to1 his dyinag ear-not
n the d'.irium to)(f battle his sut burst
twa, bt wthhis eyes fixed stead
'astl on te " terna kind, eandi
>romtise of a fajithful God, het miovedl
romf theC shore of time, and sanak farom
aight forecver.
lie died at three o'clock, "an thae very
liay whtiebi eight years before, saiw his
won rdl lat-ning ove r the Lituml tuous
ield oif D unbar-the samne which,
ettveni year s prev iouas, hearid htimi shount
tig on1 the tamtparts of Worcester.
But this wats the last and mo~st terrible
aattle (of ail; yet he camew oflf victori
ilus, antd t tinumhinitg over his last one
ty, (leafth, paissed into the seyenec
sor~ld, wihere the soiund of the battie
tevet rtms; andi the hattred ad m io.
entee of menII tnever' disturb..
i'rigin of thec " Aztec "
A correspondenttutt of the Athieimenutm,
toietr signiatuare Francais, of A. de~ L.
05 pult ishe~d, i the nuimber haft ii Ith d
Febrlury, ani article ont the Aztee
-hilIdrien, of* which the filoingt' is a
'trasiatain, slightly abr~tidged: " 'The
two chtildren exhahi ted in .Europe ar'e
weither Lil liputilans, Aztees, saeotrdo.
taa' nattivyes of Iximnaya, nor belonging
0 an extraordinary race of mni; nteit h
Lir do thtey come fromi the reputblic of
Gu atemI)ala. Illere is their historv; jin
thin departmenut of Sant Maguel, in ai
vilhge called La Pu.erta, near the-townt
of iUsututan, therea lives, a .mlatto
womflan,) miothir of 'thest~ .t~t ..litalt,
uhbiberen, wvho pas amnong if for phr
il~~nomen, as well'as a t bird' inaf be.
k'mrilrtot tha'namat moa mik tha
kidnapper wishes to take hiltnself it
patron. Don 16timo nd Selva, at native
of Nit aragia, w i.,hiug to mak a spe.
ulittion of these Curious children, ob.
tatined thlem~ fi-om the mth~er for! -omne
ounees of go d, four or five years ago;
and Imvmg thus aclnired the. Ihe
started with them fir the lited 6ta)tes,
taking at the same timte a wolf, a wlitr
stag, and .' ome miniukey"s. Uii his art
rival it San d Iknti del Ni -arata. these
cutriositie; pa-ed, we know not how,
into the hands tof :n A merican. Sincte
then, the agent of Senor S"lva lea
s'dlicited1 firum the government of the
State of" 5alvadour documenets which+
pnove that, his client is ow ner of t.he
ehildrenti and a.imuals; anti the admuin
i.tratiotn has antcniicated the testi.
itony presented by the agent."
Mrg. ZRodiscoys Wvire .
Wie take the following from the 13s
ton Tr nitseript :
lie had always mingled pleasaal)
with society at \Vasiniigto, but tl
tie which connected himt most deml it
to A meriea, uriginsated in a singular
itutan.ce of love at fit st eight. He wa.
one day wa!iukitg with at friend out to
wards Ueoigetown Iheights, when i.
passed it budiug school for youn"
ladies an, was attracted by a thir girl
of IG, who stood sfiingi..g lher bag and
talkimg with aittnation to somtie of it
companuiouns. .'"Who is that beautiful
girl W 11 ho is she ' eagerly asked he
ti > friend could not in'form l iii
ile, our opened and in site went to
her books and .:ate; :il , uicouscious
of the daguerreotyplie that glihose had
left on the heart of the grave I ussia
d iuist or. The next day and the day
.Iluowing s::: ;i... talaniig li;t si
walk which subsided to a verv slow
tepas ihe apprudehed the Libuilding and
looked iatnestly a' t - :"-; door and
wt;induw. Mlay day',t a. l :. 1 :Lit
wa- to ho celebrat-ed as usual. in the
school, by the usuai ;.sti vite 'and the
choice of a Queen from among the
nuinbe r aid this '.'ar floral rovalty
ltappenedi to fall ot Miss larriet"Wlii
ians, the very gi:{ whihad so instant
ly cnithroned huerself' in the admiration
of the foreigner.
J ust before M:ijy )ay, the Principal
Was surprised to receive a note from
the I ussialt Envoy at \asrington
expressit.g great interest in education,
aitd begging perimiissioni to be presant
at tihe lestivai cf May Day, which it
would give him particular pleasure as
a straitger to the customs of the Coun
try to witin s:. Consent, of course,
was very graciously granted; and the
occasion was as charming as veith and
flowers always make it. At the end
of tlie trm, Miss I larriet announced
that she would not attend school any
more. 'WVhat not gradua'te ? oh, why.
nuot ? A rc you going away ? Iut she
shook her head, laughed, and kept, her
own canntsel, and in a few weeks was
the .ife of the usshim Minister. She
aewomjpanied her husband once or
twice to lluss'a, whe e she was very
much admired, andi known as the
'-Amtericani Ilose," IHer face had reg
ula ity of feature, but was particularly
distinguished for exinisite coloring.
Nothing could surpass the chesnut
brown of her hair the bright grey blue
of her eye, nor the hue of the lily and
the rose SO delicately blended ii her
coitplexioun. P'erhtaps her figure had
too) tmeth end~onjiolut f'or Sy mm ietry
but, she mtoved with grace and dignity.
AlIt hmoitI there wats a greait dIisparity
of 3 ears, and ai gretat dilli'eence in aip
pearanc amid chamaeter, betwent herself
anid hiusbanid, it seems to~ have been a
veiy htappy uioni.
Tihe iMod~est Poet.
I. ueius Valerius was born at Hlirco
ii ima, in I lie reign oftTraijan. A t thir
teen years oi age, he became a compel.
itor' for the prize of poetry. This
prize was a beautiful gold medal. and
an ivory lyre, which was, every five
years, adjuded to the author who pro.
duced the best poem. Valerius,
though opposei by a nyimber of doub
he his age wats victorious. Amnong
other honors paid him, it was deter.
tmiiied toI erect a brazen statue, which
should be placed in the nmost coinspiicu
00s pa t. of the city. T1he day of tIM
presenittionu of this statue to public
view, presented a trait in time ebiaranet
oif Valherius stil! more lovely thatn hih
A t the moment in whiieh the chile
mn ig istraite was plaintg a crowni
of laurel on the head of the statue, Va
lerius peci ved a yo)ung man, wh<
hand conteste I the prize with him, an<
who wais, in theoioniii of many, littbi
infe~rior to bim, looking~ on this scotm
with a sor'rowful and doji.-t'ed coumiuen
anlce.. Vraleri us instan thy -discover&
the causte of his chagrin, and determi
ed to remniuxe ., which he did in th<
f~dlowipg na:mner': li seized the Ian
rel crown, afil prmiesingowards hit
disteppointed rival, plaeed it og bhi
had syiig: u r mer desoe
In ncetount of Yi yo-h than i) my rer
it. aIid. rat as an etncJoraieuent
than a: reward.
enthusiastie admiiraction 1tinm th;e spe..
ttorl:s ; .l ihe :tu ish.ed yNwh x It,
thi lnlexp(ctdlV receivei the crownzI
of victoir fIroI th lunis oAf the. ictor,
was overcme with gratitu e and -Yv.
To pleiserve the rell hemlrl;ancee of' an
action whieb evinced at ont ce so Itouclh
moedesty, and suchel lind fe-im the
pe jilI ci inletfrud () \'aierius the stir
; ani of %dc,( v:lich ;* ail-s rmiod
e"t.-an honr!' greater e ;hve ha that
which he dcrivied f1rom1 Ii.; iutrV
Re- -married E4 a te r .n l1a3 m
The Ciu , tOh (()Yu) l'kpoiter mie.
utin ~te ntarin~ie at th# dle", tn
the I 1th of' .'elruary 1 3>,- of 1Ir.
Elias .Jones and .is. l)elila Sw'
al, gives the folh14 in i nl I ~e-,ti r
sketehi of the parties
" There is a little hi.,tory cone
wiih the alove whib ii;y nut be tln
miteresing to (lie realer.- About the
close of the List war with (reat icit
a'.!1 the parties b camle acquainted with
each other, and in A pril, tiey i-orai'
marriei, m the co unty of Genesee, N.
Y., agallst the consent and wishes of
relatives on both sides. A few eeks
prior .to the. birth of theiir second sin,
Biadtord, now of this !,lace, Mr. Jones
left. his fianily far the purpose ofpurt
chasing a piece of land, and during his
absei ce his wife was pursuaded b. he:
relatives to desert her homIe and hius
band and reside with them. Mr.
Jones, on learning the fet, and beini
threatened with violence if he attempt
ed to claim his imuily, left. the country
anil went. to .":i hi s -- r .
'aI years silbseqluent, lie ascerttined
that irs. Jones hal again married,
an I removed to the west.
" Ii palliationi of this trans:action, it
should be stated t.lipt the wife supposed
the forner bushaimd dead, and did re.
ceive tidings of his supposed los at
sea. Mr. Jones did iniunediately re
turn to his vocation on the sea, and
from that period until a few weeks
since lust all trace of his wife and his
two sons. After a space ol' twenty
live years he. chanced, by a mere cir
cutmstance, to learn the residence of
his two sons, and wended his steps to
this place, wheic, to his gratification,
he learned that their mother wss still
living and a widow, having lost her
husband after rearing ten children, and
then residing in Meicer, Penn. In
company with his sons, Mr. Jones
ina ediately started for the residence
of tle partnar of his youth, who at
once recognized and weloinfed him to
her home; though she could not have
been more surprised had he risen from
the grave to confi-ont her. 'The triaIs
of the past were recounted, the love of
youtI renewed, aid after a brief court
ship th'e were again plighto I, and the
inlle is recorded at the head of this
Courtinig in the Right Style !
" Git coat you hsty puppy ; let me
alone or I'll tell your na !" cried out
Sally, to her lover Jake who sat about
ten feet from her, pulling dirt from the
chimney jam.
" larn't teehin on you, Sal," respond
ed Jake. " Well, perhiaps you don't
mnean to neither ; do yer ?"
"No 1 don't."
" Cause you are too tarnal, scary,
you long-l egged, Ian tern-jawed, slab
sided, pigeon3 toed, gangle kneed owl
you ;--yu hait got a tarnal bit of
sense ; git along homen with yoU."
"Now, S ii, I love you and youecam't
help it iuther, and ef y on don't let me
st ay and couw t y ou, myi daddy will sue
your'n fi~r thatt cow he sold him 'tothier
dayr. By jingo, lie said he'd do) it."
" Well look here, fake, ef you want
to court me, you'd better do it. a's a
v~hite mani does that thing--nand not
set off there as of you thought I was
" [low on airth is that, Sal ?"
I" Why, side right upl here, and hug
and kiss me, as it you really had some
of the bppo atnd sinew of a man about
you. Do you spose a womnap 's only
made to look at, yotu fool fou? glo0,
they're male for' ." pra'ct ical results ".
as Kossuth says, to hug amd klss and
sich like."
" Wecll," said fake, drawing a long"
breath, ef 1 mutst I must for' fdQ love
you Sal ;' abd'hd e~mie di up
to her', like a maple poker gto'
battle. . Lay ing. his arm on , s'
shoulder, we thought weheard Sal say
"'['hat's the way' to, d~ it old .loss,
that sacjing Illiga wlig~e moati oti.
'; Oh, Jerusalem' a n d panodjhesl
oz'elaimeod Jake, fiiT this -ain tr
tin any applesa evey made,
a darnpd h1ightN., itrc .e'j ucjk
what catres, alap jn fad 'laA.O int
no whj - long sidre ou o Salt oh,
jhuw-Wove yuu'l: -ilhre t hvir lips camne
jt(Rgeth4r, andl the repoit. that tullowg
wa 14k. paulti a luai's
Ia m*Dilg

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