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THE YA&OO DEMOCRAT.
I'liblishcd Weekly Office ou Main Street.' By V. 8. Epperson & ii. W. Jonca. VOL. 10. YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1854. NO. 10. L Tii 3 Yazoo Democrat li nuhlished WEEKLY, every Wednesday ai THftSB DJLLARS IN ADVANCE, or four tf not paid within on a month from the time of sttbscr Ibiaff. 1 1 o jjt will be d nitinued until all i ut the option of un I the pub lis hoi ;in From one t ti i !2 ten C i.itiaux l I :: SO ::1 00 :::S 00 10 (.0 12 i0 n lines lor oat ' th r in .i. V " t.velve Longer advertistncv.i Obituary Bailees 96J nblished without ehai uiie proportion, ijjht lines. longer on to I c paid for ut rcsfttlaa advertising prions. tributes of R j;pct, sn.-h as resolutions pass ed by a Sjeiety oa the death of u member, to be paid far as ad vertii a meats, W. It. MILES, K. 15. HAVES. flilcs & Itlayes. T T O R N E Y S A T LAW. ft T' ELL give their attention to nil butdases VT entrusted to them in all the Conns held in the comities ot Yunoand Holmes. (:'?- Oifi-e ia Wilson's building. b? the Tel- egrap 1 offi lioagharty Yazoo City, Jan. 5, lS53-lv amcs K. 3urru, ti. W. i firm? & mli:trty Attorasvs at XjcIV7 WILL give prompt attention to business entrusted to them in the Circuit and Pro bate courts of Yzao Holmes and Madison ond in the Superior courts at Jackson. Yazoo citv, July SOth 1351. ly " LAW CARD. Attorney At haw, Yazoo City, Mis 7l!.,L practice m tne courts ai w and the Circuit Courts oi Yazoo Carroll, Utalaaull Chucta?.- Jackson, Holmes, and the .-haneery court at Carrolton. JAMES EL PATTERSON, COMMISSION SIEBCHAM, No. l L:ust Street, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. Refer to Messrs. Shropshire & Massey, and R. ft. Williamson &. Co., Yazoo City. 3. S. Ti PPAIT & GO. DEALERS IN Ha, steel, i imams BLUK9HITH S iOOLS, C A R RI AGES, S PR I NGS, AXLES, CASTINGS, MmiWfCI PAPER AXD I VA SHING THN S Til E E T, Yick-sbueg, Miss. Dec 13, 1332. n6.-ly p. a. o New 0, V9 U;IS. v.r. ii. n. WCNDEL, J, Miss. I. V. OWE & CO. Cotton Factors 8f Com mission Merchants No. 17, Cab xueeet Street, OHLUANS. Rrfer to Judge J. R. BURR US, Yazoo City, A. M. WEST, Holmes County, JESSE MASEY, Vernon, Mi. "l7"E are prepaired to make advances andfur Yf aish supplies to planters wishing to do busiaesa with the above firm. June 9, 1852. J AMES THARP & CO. E. E. BRUXEK. Vr. I. 15RUXER. YAZOO CITY Carriage manufactory. Kizrife MM POWELL &. HILLIARD, Main Street, Yazoo Citv, Mississippi, AVING taken in addii O our torrni extensive Manufactory, the establishment lately occupied by Mr. C. H.Primm, opposite our old stand, would respectfully inform the public that we have made extensive additions to our slock of Carriages, both of our own and Northern and Eastern Manufactories. Com prising Coaches, Ooacfiees, falling top Barou- hes and (-Uiariottees, Kockaways, slide seat Buggies of superior ntyle, with extension tops, combining the convenience of Barouche or Rockaway. Also roll up side top Buggies, Giggs, Pheatons, and open Buggies of ellegant pattern for single or double harness. Also Buggy and Coach Harness, Whips of all pat terns, riding Bridles, Martingals. Mridle bits., stirrup irons, Ladies, Gentlemen and Boys ri ding Saddles of all patterns, of our own man ufacture. Saddle-basrs and Spurs also Fly Nets of all colors. Wjbbing for saddle-girts, hand-holders and furnishing goods of all kinds for saddle and harness manufacture. Also, Oil Carpet, Brussels do., and carpel fringe, Enamelled cloths of all colors, paten Dash and Collar Leather, Hog skins and,saddl skirting. Enamelled top leather also Enara elled leather for linings, comprising all tin colors used. Blue and drab broad ehsths, dim ask of all patterns and colors, silk for festoons fringes for do., silk and worsted Tufts, holdei tassels, broad and narrow Laces, tufting but tons of all colors, tufting and band nails. TacKs of all sizes, brass and silver knobs, jap panned brass and silver glass frames. Coach handles and locks, bolts of all sizes, screws do., 'oprings, Axels, top prop3 and capped Nuts castings of all kinds. Also a good assortmen1 of BiacKsmith's tools; Coach varnish, Paints Leads &c. Also Buggy and Wagon hubs turned spokes and bent shafts and rims, Buggy poles and bows, and coach poles. We also manufacture wagons for four or two horses, Pedlar wagons. Drays, Ox Wagons aud Carts. Dray and wagon Harness, and ars, .roep constantly on hand Trace Chains. Collars, Bridles, whips and all heavy articles used for I suiai purpc3e -. aii ot which we ofter tor sale on reasonable, terms for cash or approved credit. Persons wishing any thing in our line, will ftjid to their interest to call and examine our 'tock before parchasfalng elsewhere. REPAIRING of all kinds connected with if business, done with neatness and dispatch, 1 all orders for new work thankfully receiv ' and satisfaction given. April 20th, 1S33. CONVERSE & CO. Grcers uiid Dealers in Wttftem PBOiDVCE At. JI7 Tehoupitoulas, corner of LofayetU St. Offer for sale the following Goods, together with many articles in their line, not cnu mesated below, which will bo told low for Cvsij or pood City Acceptances. t eXsT hi.perial, Gunpowder, Young Hyson, ow- ehog, Oolong. COFFEE. Uio, Havana, Jamnea, Lagopra, Choice Old Java, Mocha. SUGAR. Louisiann, Havana, New York nd New Or leans. Loaf, Crushed, Powdered, Clarified, Grunulated. M 3 L A S S E S . Plantation, Sugar House, New York and Louisiana Syrups. FLOUR. Extra St. Louis, Superfine St, Louis, Illinois, Ohio, Corn Meal and Hommony. FISH. Mackerkl, Noa. I and 3, in barrel-, half bar rels, nr. bbls.. and kitts, No. 3 in bbls. Hearings, in barrels and half barrels. Salmon, in kitts and half kitts. Codfish, ID boxes and drums. Herring, in boxes. OILS Castor, Lard, Linseed, Whale, Sperm, Tan ners, uiive. PROVISIONS. 7Te?3 and Prime Pork, Mess Reef in bbls. and half bbls., Prime Beef, Ribbed and G lear Siles, Shoulders, Srgar Cured and plain Hams; Dried Beef and Tongues, Pickled Tongues, Lard, tSu:ter, Cheese, goshen, English, dairy and western, Beans, Potatoes, Onions, coacse, line, table and rice Salt. CANDLES. Sp:rn, Sutr, Adman tine. Tallow. S OA P . Winchester's, Lirermores, gEagle, Jackson's1 MunPs Extra, Castile Fancy Bar, Variegated, Toilet, Shavtnjr, Shaving Creum. FRUITS, NUTS, & C . R.tisins, Almonds, Crapes, Currants, Prunes Figs, Brazil Nats, Pecan Nuts; Citron, Cran berries, Dried Apples, Dried Peaches. P A PER C Writing, Wrapping, Playing Cards variety Cotton Twine, Lamp Wick. PICKLES, C A T S U P S in crreat & c Underwood's Davis' and Wells, M.&. Provosts PICKLES, in gallons, half, qu rier and one eight a gallons. CATSUP Tomatto, Walnu, Mushroom, Worcestershire. SAUCE Rose Water, Pie Fruit, Currant Jellies, Assorted Jel lies, Pepper Sauce, Havana Preserves, American Pies rves in glass and tin, Canton Ginger, Ca p,rs,01 ciivs, in s Salmon, Lobster, Shad and Sar iled cans. SPICES, &. C . Kentucky Mustard, Cassia in mats and glass Cloves, Mace, Nutmegs, Pepper, Allspice Gin gin, Cayenne Pepper. V O O D E N - W A R E . Backets, Tubs, Brooms, wash Boards Clothes Pins, Shoe Brushes, Sciub Brushes, Manilla Lines, Bed Cords, Matches, DRUGS, & c . Indigo, Copperas, Salaeratas, Brimstone, L.imp Black, Spanish Brown, Carb. Soda, Cream Tartar Camphor, Madder, Alum, Epsom Salts, Sulphur, Saltpetre, Magnesia, Quinine, Sealing-Wax. LIQUORS, &c. Cognac and Domestic Brandy, Jamaica Rum, New England do. New Orleans do, Holland Gin, American do, Irish Whiskey, Sooth do, Rectified do, Mcnongahela do, Bourbon do. (Madeira Wine, Sherry do, Oporto do, Malaga do, Muscat do. Champagne do, Claret do, Bran dy Cherries, Brandy Peaches, Curacou, Mara schino, Absynthe, Annisetie, Cordials, Stough ton'fl Bitters, Lemon Syrup, Assorted do, Por ter, Ale, Cider, Essence Peppermint. TOBACCO. SEGARS AND SNUFF. A large assortment of TOBACCO CIGARS of all qualities Cuba Sixes. SUNDRIES, fetarch. Powder and Fire Crackers, Shot, Ba Lea-i, Nails. Ink. Macaroni Vermicelli, Candy i Corks, Bottles, Pipes, Flasks, White Loac, Glass, Putty, Blacking. QCr ORDEKS PROMPTLY EXECUTED December 15, 1882, OpPWll. P. Converse, T. M. Converse Wm. P. Converse, Jr. mY tiooos. 7 Nos. 11 & 13, Magazine Street, Corner of Common, New Orleans. The subscribers have on hand, and still continue to receive from the North and Eu rope, a complete assortment of European and American Dry Geods suitable for this market and which they respectfully offer fer sale on reasonable terms. Their stock of Dry Goods consists in part of the followinjr enumerated articles: French and English Negro Blankets; 7-8, 4-4, 4-4, and Twilled Lowel 1 Cottons, 3-4,7-8,4-4, and Twilled White and Brown, Cottons, Kentucky Linseys and Jeans, Glasgow Jeans and Lowell Linseys, PlaidLinseys foe House Servants, Blue and Fancy colored Kentucky Jeans. White, Blue, Red, Yellow, And Green Flannels, Negro Woolen Caps, Socks and Shirts, Heavy and Light Cottonades and Denims. jor plantations. Madras and Mock Madras Handkerchiefs, for Negroes. Blue, Black and Mixed Satinets, French Calicoes, Ginghams, Silks, Bareges, English Calicoes, Merinos, Alpacas and Bombazettes, English Hose, Undershirts, Drawers and Gloves. German Hose, and Half-hose, Plain; White, Figured and Colored Swiss Muslins. Irish Linen, Drilling and Diapers, India Rubber Suspenders, Apron Checks; Cotton and Silk Umbrellas, Cotton and Thread Laces, etc. Purchasers are respectfully invited to call and examine our stock before making their purchases, NORTH .BROTHERS, & CO. New Orleans, Oct. 22d, 1852 ly. M J HAYWES Hardin & Hay ties. Dealers in Produce, Groceries, Staple Uoods Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cigars, Su gar, Coffee, Flour, Pork, Bacon, Molasses, Bal, Spices, Soap, March, Shot, Gunpowder, Indigo, Bagging Rope and Twine, While Lead, Quinine, tyc. Sic. Yazoo 'ily, ITIisfc. Nearly opposite P. O'Donnell. P.S. We are prepared to furnish all kinds of supplies to Planters, and make Cash advan- j oes un Cotton consigned to our friends in ST I Orleans. Messrs. OA KEY & HAWKINS. 27 th 1851. UNIUS L. JOHNSON JOHN SKBYCCK WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMIS SION MERCHANTS, No 82 Magazine St. Corner Poydran Street, NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 10852 ly YirS&sbui'gatid New Orleans I'stcket rjf'MIE very fast and entirely .- fc .a new steamer rill iNULbS, LA-v T. ('. Ifor.MF.s. Muster, will 1-:ivm Air New Orleans and all landings on the coast, regularly every Friday, at 12 o'clock, M. PORTER FJ ELD 6c CO., Agents. Vic ks burg, May 4, 1353. 1, IN BANDS 1,000 feet Gin Uands, 8, 8 and 10 inch. JusLreceived and for sale by Aag. 17, loo3. WILSON & HYATT. 1RES1I corn meal, and teed lor cows, and M. corn, milk and butler for sale by C. J. BLACEiMAN." J..C. SMITHBR & CO. tVhoiesale and IStail iirocers, NO. 10, CANAL STREET, New Orleans Deceaibex 15, lb 52. FANTON & TUIiLEY, 1 1 holtsale and Hit ait Dealt rs in Fancy asttl staple iry (xootls, CLOnWlNG, BOOTS, 5U0ES, BATS, C.ll'S, Corner of Washington and China Streets, BRUTJEB & SON, rofiinlHfilnn. Beeelvliaji and. For vtmrcUns HIcrelMMatsj, Mulberry Street, Kcksburtt, Mississippi, f"EEPo constantly on hand, Phuitaiion Sup !. plies of all kinds. WagOSS, Plows Cic, &.c. Liberal advances nu-de ou COttOU, shipped to our friend, J. H. H E A LD, 3-1. Natchez SriiEEX. New Orleans. December 15, 152. A. I I iiiibtr & o. Manufacturers, and Wholesale Dealers BOOTS, SHOES A.ND BROGANS, No. and 50, Common Street, NEW ORLEANS. October lstlSo2 ly PISTOLS! PISTOLS!! 1 EVOLVING elf-cocking and other su Vperior quality pistols, for sale by December 24th 1851. S. H. WILSON. Cl ENTS fine ehoea and boots for sale by Xjune 22. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY. LARD OIL 100 Gallons No. 1 Lard O Just received by Feb. 10, 1S5:J. WILSON & HYATT. 1H'M TV4 A r.,.i'w.n l..t rf rrttl IVflc usi reeei-. eu v liiCWi' a. i . . i ., frebruarv 10, 153. W RIGHT, WILLIAMS &, CO. COTTON FACTORS, CI, Union Row, Cakondklet Stbeet, NE W ORLEANS. V CONTINUE to ship to this House, nod wtl A be always rea.ly an t willing to make libera cash advances on consignments to them. YVil also furnish plantation supplies &. P. O'DONNELL. Yazoo City. Oct 6 1S52. 10 H is. sue "une 22. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY Wf E oiler inducements equal to any other tv house, in Dry Goods and Produce. Aug. 10, '53. SHROPSHIRE MASSEY. II . LAURENCE A DENTIST OFFCE on Main Street, next door to Winn's Hotel. A list of prices for any operation on the teeth, can be consulted at the office. Feb. 2, 1853. MOLASSES 20 Bis. Reboiled Molasses for for sale by SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY JAMES WKIGHT. ABRAHAM J. WKIGHT. A. JT. WRIGHT & CO., COITON FA C TOMS COMMISSION AND FORWABKING MER CHANTS, No. 67, Gravier Street, New Orleans. February 4 , 1 853-1 y llardware audi Queens ware. WE keep a full assortment of the above arti cles always on hand. May 2, 1853. J. THARP & CO. WATT SYKES & NOBLE, AND OENEBAL COMMISSION & FORWARDING MERCHANTS New-Orleans. CQF Jas. M. Watt, Greenwood, Miss. A. J. Sykes, Columbus, Miss. E. Pickens Noble, Charleston, Miss. May 25, 1853. Carpenter's and Plantation Tools. WE have a very excellent assortment of toola of all kinds on hand and for sale. May 3d, 1853. J. THARP d CO. 20 Hhds. Bacon, assorted, for sale by june 22. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY, HATS Summer and Dress, for sale by une 22, I8S3. S. & M. A.j -T. HAKD1W. Yazoo Democrat. VV I L LI A M S . B F P E It S O N , EDI T U 11. THE MOHOGANY SPEAKER. When a man a young man not born with natural eloquence a youth to whose lips the potato-blossom has never magically imparted the flowers of Speech wheu, we say, a voung man is called upon his le anu stands w ith ground glass in his stockings his heart work ing, like a piston, twenty coward -power Ins ears ringing with the vibrations of forty-thousand bells his eyes striving to fix the dancing candles, and his tongue as cold and motionless, lying in his mouth withal as clammy as a deid snail when a man is in this tremendous stress of emotion, then and particularly then lie ii called upon to own that that very moment o1 i u.su pportable agony is, beyond all conceivable comparison the happiest moment of his life. We say nothing of the hypocrisy of the asser tion. Hypocrisy is highly necessary in decent life. It is li.e veneer of mohogany covering the deal plank ; making lBCJiier wood presentable in good society. We suy nothing of the hypoc risy; but sympathize very deeply with the suf ferings of the hypocrite. Hence, in the exuber ance of that goodness that for ihe past ten years has put fonh tl.is Pocket-Book as a daily guide and monitor to millions, we propose io set down a certain atunbex of toasts to meet some of the Lrge and small necessities of table, or, so to speak, of manogany life. And to begin . 1. Birth-Day Speed on arriving at the age of one and iiccuty Ladies and Geutlemeu: Standing on the bread ground of manhood, I look around me and 1 thank you. Yes, la.ties and gentlemen, 1 lcel my responsibility; 1 feel my privileges of citi zenship, and I hope I u.jj feel my duties. Yes terday 1 was an iulaiK to-day, here strike the bosom with the expanded liand. to-day 1 urn a man. According to the bcaigjttity ot the Bril ish constitution, lam eligible this supposes you not to be a Jew, to any office. 1 see a bright and extended line, before me beginning with the church- warden and ending with the Prime Minister. I hope, if called upon by my parish j "P 0 rent yet 'tis odds, from his garb and de or mv country, I shall be found equal (as that meanour, that your other guests take him for distinguis :d novelist Eugene Axsn has observ ed ) equal to either fortuue. And now permit me to allude to the authors of mv beniLT, the proudest of authors, since it ,' can be said of every child what cannot be said of every book, the child is original. Use or oicit this, according to the capacity of the compa ny for a joke. To the best of lathers 1 owe much; and when I feel assured that it is, des pite of himself, his pareutal intention to pay all my debts, trhenJ feel this, I also feel I shall owe him considerable more! Indeed, at the present moment, I cannot venture to suimise the amount of obligation ; however, let that pass, but let it pass into thankfulness for w hat is gone and oh ! w ith treble thankfulness for the al lowance that is to cmne. And now how shall I speak of the kindness of my mother? How, w ith sufficient affection for years of indulgence, ... i . ,- llttrhi ut iniAni v with beginning, in the dim tw the unlimited run of the ... . . ouLiai-t-asiii, uuu cnu- ing w 'ith any amount of pocket-money and (he roically daring the anger of my father) with the secret trust ct the laich-key. 1 have also to thank the friends of my childhood. To you, lrs -f herena?ne, who watched over my second teeth, and look me to the dentisi's, when my mother shruuk from that painful duty; to you 1 owe my dental regularity, here smile, and trust that, for many years, I may exercise my molars and incisors on your beef and pudding. May the day be long, long distant, wheu I shall inherit your punch-ladle, ornanieuied with a Queen Anne's guinea, to say nothing of the base Mammon, called, in the slang of the selfish world, the Three per Cents. And you, sir, name and address family friend can I forget the in'.erest you, my godfather, took in raj earliest welfare 1 Can I cease to remem ber that upon your wholesome advice, I was wholesomely flogged for truant, when the. weak ness of ray parents would have suffered ine to pass unscathed-? No, sir, that most healthy flaggellatiou I shall never forget. It is marked, here again the hand to the heart, marked indel ibly here- You are a childless bachelor ; would it were otherwise ! Would I call the son of such a friend my friend ! It was not to be, and I bow to fate. However, sir, believe this ; the name with which you have honored me shall never be sullied ; nor shall the estate with which that name is proudly associated should it in fulness of time descend to me, for one month, one day, one hour, one minute be sullied by a mortgage be blighted by a money-lender. La dies and gentlemen, forgive my feelings; and, in conclusion, believe, and although I am 1 am indeed a man, I never felt so much a child. Opposition. "A certain amount oi opposi tion,"' sajs JTohn Neal, "is a great help to a map. Kites rise agaimt and not with the wind. Even a head wind is better .than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. Let no man wax pale, therefore, because oppo sition. Opposition is what he wants, and must have, to be good for anything. Hardship is the native soil of manhood anil self-reliance. He that cannot abide the storm without flinching or quailing, strips himself in the sunshine, and lays down by the wayside, to be overlooked and for gotten. He who but braces him.self to the struggle when the wind blows, gives up when they have done, and falls asleep in the stillness that follows." Poor Illations. A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature a piece of impertinent corresponden- cy an odious approximation a haunting con- science a preposterous shadow lengthening in the noontide of your prosperity an uuwelcome remembrancer a perpetually recurring mortifi cation a drain ou your purse a more int-dler able dun upon your pride a drawback upon success a rebuke to your rising a stain in your blood a blot on your scutcheon a rent in your garmerif a death's head at jour banquet A ESthoples' pot a Moruecai in vour sate a Laz- arus at your door a lion iu your path a frog in your chamber a fiv in vour ointment i mote in your eye a triumph to your enemy art! Down the hilly willing road comes the load apoloev to your friends the one thine not need-! ed v oin- Hi8!l P-r hed in the midst of the fra- Iful the hail in harvest the ounce of sour in a pound of sweet the bore par excellence. He is known by his kn'xk. Your heart telleth you "That is Mr. 1 A rap, between familiarity and respect ;that demands, and at the same time seems to despair of, entertainment. Heeutereth smiling, and embarrassed. He holdeth out his hand to you to shake, and draweth it back again. He casually looketh in about dinner time when the table is full, lie offereih to go aw ay, seeing you have company but is induced to stay. He filleth a chair, and your visiter's two children are accommodated at a side-table. He never Cometh upon open days, when y ur wife says with some complacency "My dear. pnrhnps Mr, will drop in to-day." He rc- aseaabeieth birth-days and professclh he is for tunate to have stumbled upon one. He declar eth against fish, the turbot being small yet suf fereth himself to" be importuned into a slice against his first resolution. He sticketh by thp port jet will be prevailed upon to empty the remainder glass of claret if a stranger press it upon him. He is a puzzle to the servants, who are fearful of being too obsequious, or not civil enough to him. The guests think "they have seen him before." He calleth you by your Cbiis tian name, to imply that his other is the same n ith your own. He is too familliar by half, yet you wish he had less diffidence. With half the familiarity, he might pass for a casual depen dent ; with more boldness, he would be in no danger of being taken for what he is. He is too humble for a friend, yet taketh on him more state than befits a ' lient. He is a worse guest than a country tenant, inasmuch as he bringeth one. He is asked to make one at the whist ta" ble ; refuse th ou the score of poverty, and re sents being left out. When the company break up, he proITereth to go for a coach and lets the servant go. He recollects your grandfather ; and will thrust in some mean, and quite unimportant anecdote of the family. He knew it when it w as not quite so flourishing as "he is blest in seeing it uow." He revheth past situations, to institute what he calleth favourable comparisons. With a reflecting sort of congratulation, he will inquire the price of your furniture ; and iusuit you with a special commendation of your win dow-curtains. He is of opinion that the urn i& the more elegant shape, but, after all, there was something more comfortable about the old tea kettle which you must remember. He dare say you must find a great convenience iu having a carriage ot your own, and appealeth to your i lady if it is not so There is a worse evil under is a female poor relation. ! the sun, and that You may do something with the other ; you pass him off tolerably well; but your indigent she-relative is hopeless. "He is an old humor ist," you may say, "and affects to go threadbare. His circumstances are better than folks would take them to be. You are fond of having a 'char acter' at your table, and truly he is one." Bui in the indications of female poverty there can be no disguise. No women dresses below her self from caprice. The truth must out without shuffling. ''She is plainly related to the L s; or what does she at cheir house ?" She is, in all probability, your wife's cousin. Nine times out of ten, at least, this is the case. Her garb is something between a gentlewoman and a beggar, yet the former evidently predominates. She i most provukiugly humble, and ostentatiously sensible to her inferiority. He may require w be repressed sometimes aliquando sujlaminan dus erat but there is no raising her. Y'ou send her soup at dinner, and she begs to be helped after the gentlemen. Mr. requests the honor of taking wine with her ; she hesitates between port and Madeira, and chooses the former, be cause he does, She calls the servant Sir; and insists on not troubling him to hold her plate. The housekeeper patronizes her, and the chil dren's governess takes upon herself to correct her when she has mistaken the piano for a harp sichord. Virtue its own reward. Every man, undt-r God, has his destiny in his own hands. If he will be virtuous, he may be. If he is virtuous, he cannot but be happy. Like the suffering Re deemer, he may and will be "a man of sonow and acquainted with grief ; but his consolation shall flow like a river, and his righteousness and happiness shall flow like the waves of a peace ful sea ; following one after another, until they bear him to the bright and beautiful land beyond the tomb. Reader ! art thou poor? art thou tried by thine infirmities? Art thou persecuted bv enemies? Still -"Hope on, hope ever," be the motto of thy life. Still be virtuous, and your triumph shall be certain. I do not know a single young man who'has started with me in life, guided by a virtuous intent, wh.. has failed of success. Many of that class are scattered to and fro in the earth. Fierce blasts and pelting storms beat upon manj of them to this day, but everv one of them n w living who has been virtuous, has won for himself a degree in his sphere ; and many shall rise up and bless the hour when these young men w ere born. Harry Woodland. Twilight in the ilhiffc. How softly fulls twilight in the village The j woods are crowned with red, and ihe hills fade j irom crimson to purple. A holy radiance shinea m trie blue transparency of the skies. The birds twitter bits of song as they fold their plumage for rest. One star, out betimes, to light eve ning through its cloud path, trembles at its own beauty, mirrored in the placid river. In peace the sun i3 sinking behind the hills. Peace is written on field, flower and leaf. Peace seems falling from Heaven like the dew that sinks iu the heart of earth. The low hum of humau ri" is rather the melody of silence than its uislurbcr, ; ynounu, sits a - How haired child- tricky as a sprite, an oat plume in his brimless hat, a bunch ot gaudy burs in his hand. Ah ! life will weave thee some crown of thorns, my boy, even more rapidly, more surely than thou thy field treasures; thou canst not throw it by like those. Black Pomp Brisks by his master's .-ide as he guides the lumbering oxen. The old man is tir ed. And who shall say that Dnwrltten poetry swells not his bosom as he sees his wife and ba bies ia the mellow distance. Sure of welcome happy rustic he ! No city splendor lor him but large shares of heart and h:.ni?. In a hundred kitchens the snowy cloth is spread. On a hundred hearths the boiling ket tle bubbles its merry music. Out go mothers to gather in the straggling children from garden and hill-side. How the berries have stained them lip, cheek, frock and ftngrrs, and w hat boots chiding? They v.iil do the same to-morrow. From hill sitle streams con.e the elder boys, their hands full of tiny fisli, the little girls hasten from their mimic gardens, leaving their broken tw igs to shoot into trees as they fondly hope. Neighbor hails neighbor, as he shakes the dust from his shoes, and lifts the latch from his gate, driving bclore him to their shelter a crowd of hens and chickens. Here and there a while headed patriot puts lingeringly from his sight his favorite newspaper, folds -the old horn-rimmed sctacles away iu a case, worn like him self, and hobbles iu to the call of supper. Ven der, where a spectre hand, white as death, folds back the muslin curtains, the poor consumptive woos the cool, sweet breath of evening, as it comes with stars in its crwu of rejoicing. Now on the stillness floats ihe sacred s ng. Childish ringlets are crushed between dimpled hand and cheek, gray locks soften with their sil very outlines, and horny palms. Heads are bent reverently, and through the solemn hush up to the angels who minister in the good homes, are wafted simple prayers, and the) bear liiem to the Father- Now curtains are nngathered and shutters locked, but between crack and crevice gleam out their yellow rays from the sick room from the student's dumber from the kitch en, rich only iu cleanliness come those little ministers of light An-I they stream out out o er the white fences, over the brown hedees, clear through to the water's brink, And there clustering about the silver w ake of the moon, they daucc and glitter lill the rustic bridge fright ens them away with its shadow till departing day's drowsy glance melts into sieep, and twi light is ended. Olive Branch. A beautiful THOUGHT. We take the follow ing beautilul jiassage from an address of Theo dore Romeyn, Esq., of Detroit, before the Lite rary Societies of Rutgers College, on "Our country aud her claims :" "As in the light ot cltivated reason, you look abroad, you see a wealth of beauty, a profusion of goodness iu the works of Him w ho has strewn flowers in the wilderness, and painted the bird, and enamelled me insect. In the simplest and most universal of His laws you can read this lesson. An uneducated man dreams not of the common sunlight, which now in its splendor floods the firmament and the landscape. He cannot comprehend bow much of the loveliness of the world results from the composite charac ter of light and from the reflecting properties of most physical bodies. If instead of red, yellow and blue, which the analysis of the prism and the experiments of absorption have shown to be its constituents, it had been homogeneous, sim ple white, how changed would all have been. The grow ing corn and the ripe harvest, the blos som aud the fruit, the fresh greenness of spring, and autumn's robe of many colors, the huesflof the violet, the lilly, and the rose, the silvery foam of the rivulet, the emerald of ihe river, and the purole of the oieau, would have been alike unknown. The rainbow w ould have been but a paler streak in the grey sky, and dull vapors would h ve canopied the sun, instead of the clouds; which, in dyes of flaming brilliancy curtain his rising up and going dowa. Nay there would have been no distinction between the bloom of childhood and the flush of health, and the paleness of decay, the hectic of disease aud the lividness of death. There would have been an unvaried, unmeaning leaden hue, where we now see the changing and expressive coun tenance, the anted earth, and the gorgeous firm ament." The monarchs of the present are not Nicho lases and Josephs, but Rothschilds and Barings ; men like Morse and Fulton are their kings-at-arms ; and the sovereign power of the time builds itself Crystal Palaces. For "its merchants are princes, its traffickers the honorable of the earth." Chapin. Bbioht. ' 1 say, my little son, where does the right hand road go?" "I don't know, r ; 'taint been nowhere since vre lived he1