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THE 'TEMPERANCE' REFORM. , :, r. , ... ... ., .Fiwn th Mu. Lf R. , '"' "u The Widof and Her Hea. ; .!) .'...- i , t A YalUk't i:i Vii; !. ' - BTEU3UNT BENE. "' ' , A widow had then, 'lis said, With fellow teg and tufted hsad V" ' ' ' , And feathers ol a raveo black, ' ' 1 , Save some few white oneg on her back ' " , And every day this ben of old,. ' . ' Wta wont to lav an egg of gold ! Of gold, tome eighteen carats Sne : At if, within her, wer a mine .1. ! Of hidden wealth. The widow reasoned ; - " If now I catch her by the we sand, ' 1 ' And with my carver cut her headoff. , Her feathers I can make a bed of ' . " While all that mine of hiddeo ricbea, t. u ' For which my palm forever itches, r Will come at once to my possession, 1 1 ' H And I can live in style and fashion,", .. " So Saying went the widow ttunj -, And on htr neat she found tha hea ,v. , She seized her and ju hopes to grow - i Te sudden affluence, yon know, ' 11 ' IIer head she severed at a blow. The widow now the search commences For that which answers all expense ,' She scanned the fowl with longing eyes ; But judge out Heroine's surprise !-vv. When she, a moderate income spurning For rapid riches Inly yearning, And grasping eager like one mad . , . n E'en Tost the daily egg the had, ' As ) ou have read in (ac or fable . . ; About a dog who left the stable, ' , .Snapped at his shadow bribe river "i; And lost his piece of meat, forever,. ,, ,. ,j; Had he let well enough Stone And been contented with hia bone (For such fat bones as his are rare) ., He might have flourished 1st and fair, ' ' And though, perhaps, by slower process, . Have saved himself some serious losses. "! '' ' MORAL.' ;; ' ' 1 The Covetous, who not content 1 '-' To gather treasure cent by cent, ' Who seek by cruel means and speedy : The wealth lor which their souls are greedy , Sheer covetousness at times exposes . To cut off their own proper noses. While envy first-born of the devil -Exposes to 'em greater evil ; Permits that dog to loose his own Who snatches at another's bone, And pines away in wan distress . i Lest mercy should another bless. So covetousness, 'tis anderstood, Lurks secretly for its own blood; , , And while lor sudden riches striving Cuts off its daily means of living. Ye avaricious men and greedy, 1 Who turn aside the poor and needy, Where discontented with your own : ' Think of the dog' who lost h 1 s bone. Ye covetous who try by hitches . To make a grasp at sudden riches, Think O ye discontented men, Of this poor widow and her her. She lost the gold she so much craved And nothing but the feathers saved ; Bu: you who would in riches roll In grasping them, may lose your soul. Hunan Strength. Among the Arabs, the Persians,and the Turks, you, do not meet with those undersized, rickety, consumptive be ings so common in Europe ; you do not meet with such pale, wan, sickly looking countenances ; their complex ions are bright and florid ;' they are strong and vigorous, able to,: ride a hundred miles a day, and capable of performing other amazing feats. I remember seeing a most striking instance of their powers. A band of men from the Himalaya mountains had come to Calcutta for the purpose of exhibiting feats of strength, and they were indeed, perfect Samsons. Their size struck me with admiration. I know nothing that can compare to them ; but perhaps some of you have seen the statue at the' bottom of the stairs of the Somerset House it is Hercules leaning on his elub, is about seven feet high, looking like a being capable of executing the most difficult task, and such men were the athletse. We selected five wen from on board the ' Glasgow frigate, and a similar number from one of the regiments, and likewise from one of the India men, all fine, picked men'; and yet, upon a trial of strength, it was found that a Himalaya mountaineer was equal to two and three quarters of the strongest Europeans. They could Sasp a man and hold him in the air e a child, and if they had not been under control, I am convinced could have crushed him to death. I felt them, and never felt such flesh in my life; it appeared lika rolls of muscle, and yet none of, these men ever tasted 8Pirits b,.0 . :M. ... I did not say that drinking water was the cause of all this, but tt serves to. prove) that abstinence from intoxi cating drinks is perfectly compatible with tho possession of great .bodily power. Buckingham' Lecture lrt tf tm 1 1 1 Hy first and last nijht in London t It was in the fall of 18, that the ship V which I belonged, Rafter a voyase of four months in the northern Atlantic, hove in sight of the' Sicily Islands, and as we were bound for Lon don; we shaped our course up: the channel, and, in a few days, were anchored in the Downs. Having been short of provisions for some time back we were obliged to stop and replenish. The next day, however, we were towed up the river, aud entered the Com mercial Dock on the 28 of October, 18--. It was a grand sight to me, for I had never been in London, and the city seemed liko the world, in corn parison to my humble village in the West of England. We were to be paid of on the morrow, ' and I deter mined, as soon as I was at liberty, to take, a stroll and see some of the sights about, which 1 3iad 10 tofteri heard. At twelve the next day, all hands pro ceeded to the office in Leaden-hall street, and received, severally, the amount due them. There was just ten pounds coming to me, and 1 start ed off to see how I could best make it conducive to my pleasure. " I had been strolling round for some time, looking at the Tower, and other places of note, and finally walked into one of the parks, to see what I could of the London fashions. I was leaning against a tree watching a party, which attracted my attention, when I was suddenly accosted by a female, ap parently about eighteen or twenty, neatly dressed, and with an expres sion which, although pleasing, seemed somewhat sad. ' What is it you wish, my good ladv V said I. She locked at me for a moment, and said i tf you are a sailor, I suppose Yes." How long have you been in Lon don ?" " I arrived yesterday." " Have you been here before ?" V Never." , " Well, then, perhaps I can be of some assistance to you. Suppose we take a cab and drive out to Vauxhall this evening?" I hesitated for a moment, for 1 thought to myself, she no doubt thinks I have plenty of money, and wishes to obtain a share. But then, again, I thought it makes no difference I'll spend it anyhow and consented. She called a cab ; and, in a short time, we were at Vauxhall. I pulled out my purse to pay the driver, when she anticipated me and said " Never mind, sir, I have plenty besides, I invited you here : thereuf I bear all expenses." I y I was astonished, for, I , had ne ; doubted but that my tatmey was tire principal attraction, and I was puzzled to think what could be her object. . After ordering some . refreshments, of which she ate and drank very little, but which she insisted upon paying for, we strolled round the garden, listening to the music, until towards evening,, when I remarked it woujd be best to return. , . " Yes, it will be soon dark, and we had better go. 1 But," said she, "you are a stranger in London, and it would be folly for you to look for a hotel to nighty and besides, it would be unge rous in me to allow you. I reside in -street, and you will be perfectly welcome, and my husband, 'who is fond of company, will be glad to see you." 1 ' '. ":' While hesitating, she called .a. cab, and half forced me in. "ft ' !. .When the cab iiopped we got out. and I found niyself in a narrow street, dimly lighted, and before a large brick house1, with iron railings in front. ' ' She opened' the door, and asked -me to sit down a moment, when she went into a room close by, and re turned almost immediately, and said : " My husband has retired ; I'll intro duce pronto him in the morning. Hero is a light -take the room at the head of the stairs. ,! Good night. - I went up stairs to the room she had pointed out, opened the door and went in J It was furnished, you may say, richly. Th bed stood in the farther corner,.' with the blue damask curtains in front. I undressed quickly, as I was somewhat tired by my day's adventure, walked to the bed and drew aside the curtains, and there lay-a man, weltering in his blood, with his throat cut from ear to ear. It would be in vain to attempt to describe my feelings. I Immediately dressed my self, with a presence of mind, which I have never been able to account for. I then tried to open the door, which, to my horror, I found was locked. Glancing around ' the room, my eye fell upon the irons in the fire-place. I snatched one up, and with one stroke broke the lock and opened the door. Running down the stairs, I found the front door fastened also. Having no thing to break the lock with, I darted into the first room . I came "to, and jumped from the window into an alley on the side of the house, and had merely time to conceal myself, when I heard the people round crying murder, and saw the very woman, that I came with, followed by several of the police, enter the house, thinking, I suppose, of course she would find me. I left as soon as the crowd gath ered round, and passed out unnoticed. The next morning I was reading the paper, and almost the first thing that attracted my attention, was a notice of a bloody murder in 'street, with the reward of fifty, pounds for the apprehension of the murderer, went further and, in the description of the supposed person, described me better than I could have done myself, even to, the manner in which I wore my beard; The first barber's shop re ceived that, gratis ; and changing my clothing, which was also minutely described, I went down to the docks, and the barque being a hand short, I shipped in her for New York, and have never since, nor ever to wish spend another night in London ! 7 ; N. 0. Delia. , ': J3T The following amusing cir cumstance is stated to have occurred at a fancy ball, given in Washington city recently By the way, fancy balls jire ' all the go' there now. fc- It .was yanderstood that every person was to t dress in character, and an usher was .stationed at the door of the saloon to 'announce to the company within the different characters as they entered. Two young ladies appeared at the entrance. , ... : , " Your characters 1 ", asked . the usher, in a whisper. u - We do not appear in costume to night," said the two young ladies. " zWladies without any characters," bawled out the usher at the top of his voice." ' ': HighProfits. "What do you wish togtin your two bottles 1" said a groc ertoa little boy, as, he entered his store. ; ' pother wants a cent's , worth of your best yeast.", ''S Which bottle, will yon have itin V " I'll have it in both. . And will you please to put a cork in them. Can't you send it home, because I am going another wav." ',.'. , Well, where 13 your centl" . "Mother says as how you must ' charge it." ' ,. j . , , , .. An Honest Opponent We met for the first time in our life, the other day, a man who said right out frankly, with a broad sen sual grin, making no apologv ' or dis claimer for what he said: "I am op posed to the Maine Law, the temper ance pledge, moral suasion, priest craft, and preaching. I go in for the people's rights; let everybody sell and drink as much "good liquor" as they're min'ter; them's my sentiments." NoV this is precisely as nineteen-twentieths of all the croakers against the Maine Law and present temperance move ment feel, but they are not honest enough ' to' own it. Ordinarily ' the great mass of opposers say, "I'm a temperance man. It is a great and Sood cause, and were it not for the eadlong measures of the fanatics it would triumph everywhere." Ac cordingly they are always telling what good temperance men they are; but nobody would ever suspect that they felt any interest in the movement, if they did not make constant proclama tion of the fact. We have not a par ticle of confidence in those professed temperance men who invariably pre face, their fault-finding, and their croaking, . with "I'm a temperance man." "I'm in favor of the cause;" 'it is a good cause and I want to see it prosper. ' But then I don't like this new law." "Give us moral suasion, &c" Now, we like the open hearted frankness of our bloated visaged friend; there was a sincerity about his utter ance that shew him honest. We could almost have fallen upon his neck and embraced him. He had endeared himself to us by his frankness. Sure were we that we had found once, in our life an honest rummy a very scarce article in these "diggings." We have no Sort of patience with that class of persons who say "I am, O yes I am in favor of temperance; but then but then I I don't like the measures." Don't like the measures. Why then don't you put forth some measures of your own, and stick to them. The fact is. you love rum, or you want to sell rum or some of your friends. are in the business, or you are a stupid in different ass, with none of the milk of human kindness in your composition, or you hate somebody that is engaged in the cause or want to lend in it your self. Some such considerations in fluence you, and you need not deny it. Temp. Watchman. Honor to tux Lo ly and Upright. Harry Mordecai, from youth to old age a much respected colored inhabi tant of Frankfort, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 3d, 1853, aged about 70 years. Ha was horn a slave, and in structed by his master in the business of bricklaying, plastering, Ac. By his energy, industry and economy, he bought his own freedom, and that of his wife and several children, after wards, reared and supported a very large family, and loft at his death : a very Considerable estate for one iA his humble position. He lived long, use fully, benevolently and piously; ! en joyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him,, and died in the tri umph of a Christian's faith. Frank. Commonwealth. , An absent minded editor having courted a girl and applied to her fath er, the old man said , ' 1 : , " Well, , you want my daughter what sort of a settlement will you make? What will you give her?'' ' " Give her," replied ,the ' editor, looking op vacantly; "O, I'll give her a PUFF." . 1 , " Take her," replied the father. ,, JtW"A. correspondent of the Trav eller is out against the admission of onion eaters to public assemblies.' The offence complained of, is cer tainly a very rank one. , , .