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TERMS?ONE DOLLAR PES AJNJNUM,] "Let it bo Instilled into the Hearta of your Children that the Liberty of the Press ia the Palladium of all your Rights."?Junius. [PAYABLE IN ADVANCE*
The Slave of the Pen.
1 weary of the pen,
, And write not of my own aceord ;
It was my ilave, and I was htfppy then ;
Tin now my Lord.
I weary of the themes
Which the gross multitude pureue ;
Who writes for bread must bid all higher dreams
His last adieu.
Harness the antelope,
Burden his neck until it bleed?
Trample his fiery spirit, and then hope
His former speed.
Life grows a stagnant pool,
Green with the drugs of trade and toil;
Youth's pare ideals of the beautiful
Are lucre's spoil. 1
I weajjrof the pen.
And write not of my own accord?
It was my slave, and I was happy then? i
Alas 'tis now my Lord. i
[ro* tub independent l-rest).] ,
How we do things Here. J
r * " Greenville, Ala., )
September 15, 1854. j
Editort of the Frets: Supposing that ^
your columns are not crowded at this season
of -(jieyear, I offer you a column which will
illustrate the state of society in our little '
village. The subject of it is a talc of blood (
and murder, bat an .acquaintance with the
enormities of the case will deliver it of all
its otherwise harrowing features. Itiscrcd- 1
itable to human nature that the murder of .
a human being seldom fails to excite a feel- .
ingof pity for the victim, and horror and
indignation against the perpetrator. This
cate> however, was a signal exception. De- (
spite the horrid concomitants of the trage- (
dy, there was not the slightest manifestation (
of- nitv or rftcrmt hnfc n linivarnnl faalinrf nf
? r?j 0 1 ? " (
gratification openly and freely expressed.?
There was a buoyant feeling of relief from a
terror that bad long oppressed the people.
Every man felt a renewed assurance of security
to his person and property.
The name of the victim was James Wilmams.
With a bold hand and subtle cun- .
ntnor 1lA bo/? tlin onurfa HI'"
ded the laws. He was a Napoleon in his
way; as ingenious in the conception of his
plans, in he was successful in their execution.
. He was familiar with the law of evi- '
denes in criminal cases, and by some means ]
- or other either excluded it altogether or j
rendered it inconclusive. He had a numcr- i
ou* gang of understrappers, who rendered ]
him the double assistance of executing his '
plane, and being swift witnesses to swear ]
anything that he wished to have sworn.? ]
Wl 1.. i? -tr_ ? in 1 i -
MAIW uu niWHML Ml WUip Uf Kill HUJlKHiy, ]
be sent some of his gang to decoy them off <
*rh6re bk crowd woo gathered, and then to
commeuoe a fight with them. If his side j
was about to be whipped, he pitched in. j
in this-way there was no evidence against (
him;' And he rebutted the evidence of the j
prosecutor by a cloud of witnesses of his i
own. i
Decrepid o'd men, and travellers even, i
were attacked, insulted, and cruelly beaten ]
by h|m? without tbe leaat provocation. No I
onedared Jo iai?fe??jittbe^ejrU of iiialife.
iftterforetL PrapatmeHU were sometimes '
He aUtrttys eroded. He attempted to kill . gra^iarof
who bed mused Mm te be pre- j
by ^w dhknce of g!anoing off by striking a
t ?? ilt.n itiiiaTii .imii Hi.
hicn. JBLft toki them that if they
throate. ^ TheSolictold
him that if he
pa?^ ih?C<ew ?gainat him, be would eat
Jtos need not excite surpme.
Few men will do their doty when
w^ Ai*Zl 1;. T
I tttf.JjidgpB Of Solicitors fe r
W frightened
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and helpless. An old man who attempts
to part them was also so stabbed as to rer
dor hia ultimate recovery very doubtful.?
Williams also was wounded, and f/mfino
for several weeks. So hot was the indigos
tion of the people that many were willinj
to hang him and his brother inBtanter. Co
P. proposed to addressed the people, stand
ing on the grave of the deceased, and urg
them to immediate vengcance. More timii
counsels, however, prevailed. In abou
three weeks Williams hnd so far recovers
as to be able to walk out in his piazza.?
While taking a drink of water, he wasshol
oy some person unknown, From a hiddei
place. It was a deadly shot. One buck
shot went directly through his neck, fou
shattered his arm and ranged through hi
back, two went through his abdomen, ant
some more through his thighs. I heard thi
discharge of the gun and the shrieks of lii:
wife, and ran iu to see. lie was strctcliec
upon the floor, apparently dead. In a fev
minutes he revived, and was very cool anc
rational in his conversation. He said th<
man who shot him had actcd cowardly ii
not giving him a chance, and expressed i
liope to "meet him again at Phillipi." Ii
was the first assassination I had ever seen
and I could not but feel a strange emotion
f am always disposed to see a fair, oper
B-li r? "
uguu x-veu ii a nian does not strictly de
jerve it, it is more courageous and noble tc
wive liim an equal and open fight I coulc
not kill the most deadly reptile without giv
ing it first a declaration of war, and putting
it upon its defense. But this is only -ni)
sentimentality. There was but one ques
tion a hundred times reiterated, in various
forms: "Are you certain he will die?1
'Have they got him ?" "Is there no chancc
for hiin to recover ?" These questions wen
satisfactorily answered by a positive assu
ranee from the doctor aud others who haii
examined his wounds that lie certainh
ivould die. In about two hours these as
mrauces were verified by the welcome an
nounccinoutof his death. Thus was ho
"Cut off even in the blossom of his sin,
Unhouseled, disappointed, uaneled,
So reckoning made, but sent to his account
With all his imperfections on his head."
[From play of Hamlet, act 2, sccnc 5.
It is true his death was a public necessity
The only regret can be that he did not di<
jy the public hangman rather than by t
private baud. It is not impious or nnchari
;able to rejoice at the removal of a pesti
once, though it walks in human shape.?
riic man who killed him is esteemed a pub
lio benefactor. No ono knows, or cares tt
know, who did the act, and the secret i
luiown could not bo extorted by any pro
;esB of law.
I send you the accouut of the tragedy
published in the next issue of the villag<
>aper. It is a good, honest, free spoker
funuiujr, mm u?Kjr\?js k> do comtnencicu toi
ta boldness and trutlifulnes?; for these an
ndeed rarely ventured upon in such noticed
rhe fiercest storm your predecessor in odi
orahip ever encountered was raised by at
lonest obituary." I leave the balance to. tx
old by the extractfrom the village paper.1
Yours, in kutffc&s, .; Tomkxas.
Homicide.-?On monday week our citi
tens were thrown into1 -a' state' of excite<
confusion by a deed, thobold daring anc
mystery of whieh .will seldom find a tmral
let About four o'clock on the evening o
the day in question, James Williams wa
shot in his own piazza; by some person 01
persons unknown. He lingered for abou
an hour and thenexpired. The veil of rays
tery which hangB over this transaction i
impenetrable. There is no cine or tracleft
by which to detect the actor or acton
Even the point from which the shootinj
was done is not definitely knowiif and every
wiing 18 ten 10 BHrmtse, wntcHgives birth U
wiow a*d widely > contradictory sappoei
tk?s/VThe firing of guns' in different part
of the town being w common an oocui
resce, the report of the fatal firing above a!
laded, t? oatiaed no remark, and bente th<
failure to definitely locate tho sound. Th
fin! notea of-alarm issued from the how
of the deoeMed, when our citizens hurriei
totb? spot* and medical aid was procure)
wua pli poanMa daqtttoh. lmpretoiom ma
gp itbroa^^wpringjop our citizen* for lad
Wtyfy Tfva&mfc thflt thorO TTM ItttttdiiiN
PIpWI* inve?tig?
for^tted^?t.?Dd .u?ly h.
v .
i ing in open censure of his lawless acts. Bci
yond a doubt his death has preserved the
lives of better men, for circumstances have
. since come to our knowledge going far to
show that he was arming himself for mis "
chief. None could consider themselves safe
g from a sudden and violent death, and a feel|,
ing of apprehension oppressed, like an incubus,
every member of our community. Can
it be wondered at. then, that our citizens
e should experience a feeling of relief at his
3 deatb, and that he Bhould go down to his
it grave unsighed for, unregretted ? We dej
sire not to aggravate harsh feelings at his
memory. He is gone, and so let the grave
close over tho remembrance of his deeds.
I IglSOEU^AlTg-.
[From tho Charleston Mercury.]
Blue Ridge Railroad.
The interesting communication below is
?v/iii uucui lliu uibluiumjus oi jviai lennese
see, and not only his statements aro tliors
ouglily reliable, but bis opinions come with
j all the authority of experience and high intelligence.
' To the Editors of the Mercury: It can1
not bo expected that, in the selection of a
; route for a railway ot such vast consequence
, to the commerce of the country as that must
x be which will unite the seaboard at Charleston
with the valley of the Ohio and the
1 great North-west, no conflicts of interest or
> judgement are to arise. These conflicts pro.
ceed from various causes, some of which the
, greatest skill in civil engineering, or the
uvuv Viillguwucu ICiUUIllUg, CUUUW UDVIIIIC )
for it is impossible (ex gr.) by either to si*
lence the clamor of those, Who, for any reaI
son, no matter what, believe or insist, that
. such a line of railway should be located
r through the district in which they reside, or
' by their Court House. The time was when
1 such considerations controlled railroad com'
panics, but that day has passed,4and the uiax>
im now is "recta linema optia
' These reflections have been suggested by
j the perusal of lengthy articles to which my
attention has been called, as appearing in the
5 Spartanburg "Spartan," of the 24th and
" 31st ult. That journal, by the errors into
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wiiiuu it 11 its uuieu, uas prompted me, as a
r Tennesseean, feeling some solicitutdo witli
reference to the enterprise proposed to bo
achieved by the Blue Ridge Railroad Company,
of your State, to say a few words in
reply to its facts and arguments.
The chief error into which the Spartan
has fallen, arises from the statement of the
editor that the Blue Ridge Company propose
to construct their Road to Knoxville, as
the only point in Tennessee, and thence to
Louisville and Cincinnati, a railway connec
iion 1a 10 ue provided. This is not the fact.
5 While this is one end to be attained by the
i construction of the Bluo Ridge Road, ano
tlier, equally important, is a connection with
. Nashville, and Memphis, and points beyond,
which will enable Charleston, and South
Carolina, to command the products concentrating
at these points, without paying trib>
ute to the Railways of Georgia. At presf
eut, freights from Nashville to Charleston,
. or any other point in South Carolina, must
pass over the Western and Atlantic Railroad,
(owned exclusively by the State of
7 Georgia, and so managed as to subserve es*
peciaTiy Georgia interests,) & distance of one
i hundred and forty miles; and so soon as
r the Memphis and Charleston Road is completed,
the same may be said of freights
3 from Memphis to Charleston. Thin- it is
u that Georgia may; notwithstanding the City
- of Charleston has a large amount of stock
V in both the Nashville .and .Chattanooga
3 ltoad, and the Memphis and Charleston
Road, discriminate,, at has been the oom,
RtrniflRt nhulMtnn.' and in
in Georgia. This difficulty could not be
obviated .in the slightest degree, by adopting
" the route proposed by ihe Spartan, and at
* the same time defeating the construction of
' tlie Blue Ridge Road. The Nashvillo and
r Chatatnooga, and the Memphis and CharleeF
ton Roads, may be said to nave their South9
eastern tenmnnA at Chattanooga,- , From
r Chattanooga (o Cleveland,-a point oq the
k East Tennessee and .Georgia Road*.means
k are provided,', and contractswill soon be
s inade to construct a railway, the distance be8
-i?4 fa- -- ?-> ?
UJJJ auuiu fcUtrigf, lOUCSi from V_/teY?JUiUO,
k or any otter point which may be deemed!
> beat, on the T?&t Tennessee and Georgia
'* Road, to such pointas may be selected on
3 the line of the Blue Ridge Road in Tenne?"
see, a railway is proposed to be constructed,
8 a charter has bc>6n obtained, the Company
organized, and the work v?U be commenced
" so soon as the construction of the Bin#
B Ridge Road is in such a state of forward;
0 ness as will justify it. So that from
? tanooga to Citlco, the point ih&dv
1 selected as the jknnt pf junction with
* the Bine Ridge Road, tbe distance will not
\ exoeea tttnetaW' ?ml?M GNM-Ottaoo to
. Gkarkrto^< eBe'dbUacfe ? ttow huoddrtl
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Road to do the business which will bo offered,
to build the Blue Ridge Rail Road to
that point in Tennessee, wnere the commercial
interests nnncflnfmiinrt of
t ~V4..^ wo VU??WU??lW{JO,
will bo willing to meet it, in order that they
may not any longer be subjected to tho annoyances
that have attended shipments over
a road, the management of which is in the
hands of Georgia politicians, who, to retain
their places, must so conduct its affairs as
to please the Georgia people. This is one
view of the importance of the Blue Ridge
Road, which has not occurred to the editor
of the Spartan, nor did this necessity oxist
for the selecUou of the route adopted at the
time that those eminent men of former days,
of whom ho speaks, urged with so much
zeal the connection, by railway, of Charleston
with the Ohio valley. The Spartan
has, I have no doubt, had occasion to quote
with approbation the old saw of "killing
two birds with one stone;" certainly the
saying will lose none of its odor of cr.nn
omy when applied to the building of .Railroads.
But the Spartan has fallen into another
error as to the relative distances from
Charleston to Knoxville, via the Blue Ridge
route, and the Spartauburg route. From
Charleston to Knoxville, via the Blue Ridge
route, the distance is not, as stated in that
journal, 453 miles, but only 400 miles, by
computing that line of railway which is to
constitute the Blue Ridge Road in its entire
length thus:
Charleston to Aiken 120 miles.
Aiken to Anderson 02 "
Anderson to Knoxville 188 miles
From Charleston to Knoxville 400 " |
This being the actual distance, it is but;
three miles more than the distance stated by
the Spartan from Charleston to Knoxville,'
via the Spartanburg route: the accuracy
of which I can neither admit or gainsay, as
it is a route long since abandoned in Tennessee,
and hence there hits been no computation
of the distances in that direction
by the present generation. No charter for
the construction of a Road from Knoxville,
in the direction of Spartanburg, has been cither
obtained or asked for in Tennessee; no
State loan has been granted or contemplated
for any such Road ; 110 private or public
funds are pledged to such Road. While, on
cue oilier hand, a liberal charter Los been
granted in Tennessee for the construction of
the Uoad from Knoxvillc, upon the route
proposed by the BIuo Itidgo Company, and
liberal State, county and private aid has been
pledged, and will be furnished to that lino;
and, at the same time, a liberal charter, with
a State loan sufficient to build the bridges
and iron and equip the Road, together with
largo subscriptions of stock, indicato unerringly
the speedy construction of a Railway
from Knoxvillo to the Kentucky State line,
not through the Cumberland Gap, however,
as the Spartan has it, but through Wheeler's
Gap, which affords, as an instrumental
survey has demonstrated, ith6 only passage
except one, viz: Big Creek Gap, through
the Cumberland Mountains, with light
grades, and withont tunneling, and through
which, or the Big Creek Gap, five miles east
of it, the Railway that is to connect Charleston
with Cincinnati must paBS.
But the Spartan says that Knoxville is
too far West to be in the line from Charleston
to Cincinnati. Any one at all familiar
with the topography of East Tennessee, its
resources, <fec. <fco^ would say. that if it be
at all desirable to command the products of
the country for exportation, or reach a point
I of distribution, that Knoxville, the principal ,
E>int of business, should not be avoided,
ut if the place, and its business we're of
such insigruificaaoe as not to entitle them to
any consideration, either now or hereafter,
when other Roads? will haw their terminus
, there, it will be impossible* by means of all
the funds which can be commanded by the
| most zealopa advocate of tho Spartanburg
route, within the next quarter of a century,
to construct a Road * direct from Spartan-,
burg to the Cumberland Gap. I know
whereof I write. Tis true that the Teirtes
see Legislature granted a charter for the
construction. of a Road from Paint Rock,
the line di viding the States of North Carolina
and Tennessee) to the Cumberland Gap.
Tia also (rue, that by reason of theaystem
of compensation, or "log rolling,n a State
toan, amounting to $1,000,000, dependent
upon, the grading of the eptip road, was
made to the company to be organised under
the charter; 'tis true also, that the pompany
has been nominally organized, with the
vie# tb "fan into a flame'" the Bpark which
the Spartan and its coadjutors.are endeavAflh<y
Jfl'Auv iaiiii
AUIUWl Mutivjsuwuwu^ wavvuviv
is nGt, and lias not, b^n a bona Jidt stock
itlbacrlptidn sufficient to gradf one mite of
ilie rdad: ' A' yoar'or two jsince, the East
Tenn??eo and Virginia Railroad Company,
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Cheek's Cross Roads to Cumberland Gi
by the common highway, was but foi
miles, it was impossible to find a line shi
of sixty miles in length ; and thiB involv
the necessity of tunnelling and bridging
such an extent, with such grades ana she
curves, that the route was promptly pi
nounced impracticable, and no written
port waa deemed necessary to be made
? on r__i t i * .
?uu vu^iucum. iu?? iw:ut i nave id a ieti
from one of the party engaged in thesurv<
They are well known in Kentucky and
Cincinnati, and in the latter place I am bii
that that the gentlemen who procured t
passage of the charter through the K<
tucky Legislature, have no idea of passi
the Cumberland Mountains at the Cumb
land Gap, but expect to meet the Kn<
ville and Kentucky Road, after' $&si
Wheeler's or the Big Creek Gap, at the K<
tucky State line. I write thus positive
because, I am fully advised, and for t
reason that I deem it proper to prove
as far aA T mn. thn rronlinn nf O ??
?w V? vmkv/11 v? ? Ut lOVj OUU
ment in your State as to what is contcmp
tod iu Tennessee and Kentucky, with reti
once to this enterprise, so vast in its com
quences, not only to the people of the
States, hut also to tho Southwestern a
Western country.
So far as the efforts of tho Spartan i
to be employed iu defeating the applicati
of the 131ue Ridge Company to tho Legis
tine of your State for aid, I imagine ve
little will bo accomplished. The time h
pas8sed to say to the Legislature that t
great commercial chaunel between Charl:
ton and the Northwest should not be locati
as has been done by the Blue Ridge Coiuj:
ny. The location has already been rcct
nitcd and approved by the South CurolL
Legislature, duringi tfi session of 1852, ai
since, as I understand, by the official acts
Gov. Manning, in his message and oth<
wise. After all this, certainly the Sparta
hfivinnr rlno re>rrarA J/* ?l - Oi-.
Q W/ kliu UUilUi Ul til (J Olit
as involved in its adhorence to a posit i<
once taken, and well taken, would not a
vise that all which has been done by tl
city of Charleston and your Legislatui
shall not only go for nought, but be reput
ated as indiscreet and unworthy of the Stai
It occurs to a distant, but close observer,
your people, that Sonth Carolinans "arc n
mnde of such stuff."
East Tennessee, August 9, 1854.
Of all men in the world to bo avoide
place him in the front rank who has no lo
e 1 --- -?
ivi nuio viiiuuivu, nuu injwua ui uiuir pin
fulness and repels their caresses. Sucli
inan is more fit for "treason, strategeins ai
spoils," tban ho who "hath not mus
in his soul." Saffi, a Persian poet, upi
being asked if he wore a true poet, replie<
"1 love God, I love little children, I lo
flowers." Christ set his disciples and t]
world an example, when he took tbo litt
children and blessed them; and no raj
who dislikes children can be a true follow
of him.
Is there anything more loveable than
I young child?its bright face wreathed wi
smiles, its clear eyes Deaming with love, ai
ita whole appearance an index of-its puri
and sinle??n.e?w ? A!! great and good i?
have been fcr-2 >f children. Dr. Watts
teemed his "Infant Poems" as among t
most commendabln nf his wAt-W Wm
ington, it is said, -never passed a little clr
without caressing it Snakspenre, Thon
son, Pollok, Cowper, Campbell, end neai
all the English poeta, were fond ofchi!dr<
if we are to take their poems as evidence
their characters. Byron was passionate
fond of children.. He grieves that his i
.happjr differences with nie wife prevent
him.from being with -hie iufant daughter.
Hear him in hia address to Ada: ,
"To ?1<1 thy mind^i&retopinont^?to watch
Thy dawq of Utile joy*~to tlt ^o'd see :
aununv WJ *cr^ KTOWm?W VieW 11)66 CfttCl
Knowledge of objects wonders yet to thee !
To hold thee lightly on a gentle knee, * v
And print on thy soft ehoek a parent's kiss?
This it stouldseem was not reserved for ma;
Tet this wa* in my nature."
Is there, m the language, anything mc
beautiful than the following picture of chi,
hooO, whlph .occure in.hi* drama of Cai
.. , .'See how fall of life,
Of strength, of Moom, of beauty, and of joy I
Eookf how he laughs andstreteheaout his an
And open* wide hi? bine eyes upon thine, '
To hau his, father j while bis little form
nutters w winged with joy. Talk not of pa
The childless cherube well might envy thee
The pleasure of a. parent."
- bit unnatural that tlio little child shot
Ime dnkwn a blessing from tho unhap
man, afifeadj'tempted by the serpent to 1
commission" of a great Crime ? Blessir
on Httle children; "tot ofiaobis the kii
dom of h6aWiu^<fofrt*/fe Standard:'
Mcuobr Mow Fouu-r-We loam tha
gcnUetuan from Distrk^a
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ip, Th? Baby. .i_
'ty O, yes, tako the baby along by all means.
irt Babies lovo -dearly to ride in cars and toded
dlo about in steamboats. Why, the baby
to is the life of the party. Wo have known a
irp whole room full of people entertained by
ro- one, hour after hour. Sleeping or waking,
re- the pretty little creature that can lisp a IKtlo
by English or French,ono can hardly tell which,
ter is the universal delight, and many a party
v.. 1 1
=y. uua occu siupiu just ior me want of otie,
at In old times, when they used to journey
ire in 6tngc3, a lady who had a sweet little child
he with her could scarcely call it her owu tho
m- whole way, tho gentlemen were bo fond of
ng carrying, keeping it. Why, tho bachelors
er- loved to play with and dandle her on their
)x- knees, though at first they might bo a littlo
ng bashfuLpnd awkward in takiug hold of the
in- strange andtmupcustoined thing. But tho
ly, smile and winning ways of the baby wcro
lie always*irresistible, and sure to overcome at
nt, last the most obstinate bachelor. Peoplo
?: i? L-i !-- - * - - -
in- iuvu uiiuiea as tney uo iiowers. Gentlemen
la- especially, who are fond of flowers, like bajr
bies, tho sweetest of tbem all, to carry in
so- tbeir bands, just as they would put a carua>se
tion in their button-holes.
nil How babies and butterflies do swarm in
summer, to be sure! It is then they aro
ire on the wing. Pray, don't try to koep them
on from flying about and alighting hero and
la- there when something Btrikes their fancy,
ry opening and shutting their handa.and Wings
as awhile, then flitting away again. Ye, that
he have babies! don't go anywhere without
?s- thein. Better lcavo your purse behind, it
Ed will bo less missed. The light of your eyes
>a- will bo quenched, and your tongue will miss
'</- ils inspiration. What a literally everlasting
na topic is tbe baby? Sho does this, sho did
id that. Baby laughed in her sle<$. ller
of mother does believo it was because she saw
jr- somethiug which one so lately from tho
7i, skies could only behold. Baby "can say
tc, this word, and hides away sometimes from
3ii her mamma, though all but her nose aud
d- eyes arc in plain sight.
le Ye, who have no baby ! get tho lawful
re, ownership of one as soon as possible. You
li- don't know what a fountain of puro felicity
te. it is. ,She is tho. light and joy of .the whflla
of house. The sweet little creature ,ia tuo
ot brightest jewel in your cabinet, and ornamental
to your drawing-room; tho choicest
garland in your garden : the most inexhauati
blc sourcc of entertaining company. There is
no solitudo where a baby is. Care and trouble
disappear at the approach of the iUppy,
d, laughing littlo cherub. She is chloroform
vo to your anxieties and exhilarating gas to
y- your pleasures. "NVe adopt the style of adi
a vice of a money-loving father to his son,
id with a change of a \voc4 or two?"Procure
lie a baby, friend?honestly, of course, but at
an any rate bo sure and get one." A graceful
il: vino she will be to von in vontli whi?*h will
ve support you iu the infirm itises of age.?Newbo
ark (iV. J.) Advertiser
Jo i ?
iu Woman's Patience.
er How strange that the patience of Job
should bo considered so remarkable, when
a there are so many mothers in this world,
111 whose patience equals, if it docs not exceed
J? his. What would Job have done had ho
y been compelled to.sit in the house and sew,
en and knit, and nurse tho children, and see that
9s" hundreds of things wore attended Jto during
.lu the day, and hear children cry, and fret, and
ij1" complain? Or how would he'have stood it
ll" if, likb some poor woman, he had been oblicred
to raise a family of ten or tw?liro nliiLl.
r,y. ren, without help, spending montlw, yeart^r
*n? all tlio prime of life?in washirig^scoufintri
scrubbing, mending, coojring, nursing chlla5v
ron, fastened to the house and offspring, fi-ora
m, morning till iiigbt, from night till mining,
6(1 sick or'well, storm Or
often rendered miserable^b^ vraJLoH^^d^r
this, add, in addition tp all otfcerf^nlue*,
, the cunws and er6n vtolenctf
1 companion! How conldbe have !$&
weari nr/ on t. 'ki? wmw* 'jmUtoimii
der offrtpriiig and a worthflfea coinpfutieri'tn y"
bo abused a^d blamed f iob fendui^'Tife
bile? aud lo?ca-T?ry
but they did not endureIbtfgendti&E^fce&
I tiMsssSSS^Z
she does not grttgiWa ?t her bujtfend. Wo
na are wottLftn
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