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Volume III.
g0iue journal
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"PMic4 lo iu Psrtjr'a arbitrary ikuj,
We follow freik wliere'emhe kudu II nay.'
S. M. PJXflNGILL&i C0.,....Nuw York.
JOHN P, HEFNER Winchester.
T J. nUMMIXOS rullulionm.
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C. A. HUNT Snlmn.
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. W". N. S'J'OVAbl, Oropimlinrn, Ala,
jyr Subscriptions for a shorter limo
ihan one yoar must bo paid in ndvonce.
lHff Heroiiftor no club subscriptions
at loss thnn thn ro;ulnr price (2) will
lie received, llovvevar, when n club of
five subscribers is sent us, wo will allow
an extra copy gratis to tho gotter-up of
-ilia club.
E&'Htnah copies sold at 10 cento.
iHsJ When credit for the pnpnr is piv
en to the end of the year three dollurs
will be invariably chatted.
Postmasters throughout the country will
do us a favor, as well as bo doing i';,c'jr
duty, lo inlorin us when u subs; r'iBr I0.
fuses his paper, or when the p:. per lies
,deaJ at their of?lC0)
'jibing. We will supply ciihcr
Harper's Magazine, or Graham's, or Go
(ley's and the Home Journal, one year, for
four dollars. Arthur's Homo Magazine,
or Peterson's, and the Home Journal, one
year, for 3 25.
When the news of a homicide, like
that of Dr. Burdell, or that of Mr. Key,
is passed from mouth to month across
the whole country, the, heart of the
public is convulsed with a shudder of
.horror, and everybody says: '-IIov
terrible!" with one accord. I'ut in
truth, these published slabbing and
shootings are not the terrible ones.
The most ghastly crimes are those
which are shrouded in an eternal si
lence the silence of homes and of
Society is full of such tragedies
acted by quiet, peaceable ci'izens and
their families who would never be
suspected of any indecorum whatever
Smooth-spoken, exemplary husbands
who murder their wives, not by a su 1
'den blow of the poiguard or a pis'ol
shot, but by slow, continual torture;
wives, who bear the must spotless
reputation, yet who dilibeialely wear
out their husband's lives by petty nets
of malice and hatred; children who
torture their parents; and parents who
stifle all the best instincts and aspira
tions of their children these are the
worst criminals of society, nnd the
ones that go uuwhipped of human
And it is the feeding of revolt
ngain.t such crimes that produces
most of the revealed ones. Until the
mystery of the Ilurdcll tragedy is
known, who shall say what terrible
wrongs were expiated by that, terrible
deed? "There is a time when for
bearance ceases to be a virtue;" and
when it comes, human nature loses its
reasoning and self-governing attri
butes, unless they are marveloiisly I
powerful. Half the known murders i
on record, we fancy, might be traced
to a long-continued feling of intolera
ble injury, that, in the end, overcomes
all judgment, and bursts forth, volcano
like, to scatter destruction and vio
lence around.
1 know that men usually shrink from
the attempt to obtain companions
who are their superiors; but they will
fin I that really intelligent women,
who possess the most desirable quali
ties, are. uniformly modest, and hold
their charms in modest estimation.
What such women most ndinirc in
men is not gallantry of courts nnd fops,
hut boldness, courage, devotion, de
cision and refined civility. A man's
bearing wins ten superior women
where his brains win one. If a man
stand before a woman with respect
for himself and fear lessness of her, his
suit is more than half won. The rest
sifely bo left to the parties most inte
rested. Therefore, never be afraid of
.a woman. Women are the most
harmless and agreeable creatures in
the world, to a man who has got a
man's soul in him.
Jfymj have not got the Fpirit in
you to come to a test like this, you .
have not got that in you which most
pleases a high soulcd woman, nnd you
will be obliged to be content w ith the
simple girl, who in a quiet way, is j
riiuravuriug 10 auraci ana insien you.
I'ut don't bo in a hurry about the
matter. Don't get into a leverish
longing for marriage. 'It isn't credita
ble to you. Especially don't imagine
that any disappointment in love which
takes place before you are twenty
one yeors old will ho of any material
damage to you. Tho truth is, that
before a man is twenty-five years old
he does not know w hat he wants him
self. , So don't be in a hurry.
The more of a man you become, and
the more manliness you become ca
pable of exhibiting in your association
with woman, the better wife you will
bo able to obtain; and one year's pos-
session of tho heart nnd of a really
noble specimen of her sex is worth
tiinn hundred nnd ninely-nino yenrs'
possession of a sweet creature wi'.h
i wo luens in tier I'CBtl, Uim noilllllg ;
!1 I I I I .1 '
new to snv about, pitlmr of thnm. So i
don't be in n hurry, I say again.
You don't want a wife now, and you
have not the slightest idea what Kind
of a Wife VOU Want bv-aild-hve. Go '
into female socioty if you can find that
which improves you, for not oilier-
, ,
wise can you spend your tune better.
Seek the society of good men. That '
;u ri.. .,. ,.;i.i :
... ........ ..,... .,0,.,,!. iu juu iiif.i;
the other, and it is through that rnuslk
that you will (lad your vuy to. gom
and refined female sodetv,
A aiOD'iLVl'EEcTl.
Amp.ngl1.,,. proceedings of the Mis- j
"Miri Legislature, we find the follow
Viig report of a speech delivered a few j
days before the anniversary of tho
Hat tie of New Orleans. The St. i
Louis Democrat thinks that Mr. l'itt !
resembles Lord Chatham, tit least, in I
the particular of having "two legs
and a nose on it."
Mr. Pitt offered the following:
Resolved, That the Speaker be au
thorized to cause to bo printed and
posted one hundred bills, announcing
the 8rh of January, 1 .!.
Mr. Abney I nuvu to lay that res
olution Oil the table.
Mr. Pitt Mr. Speaker, this House
passed resolutions, sir, to celebrate
in an appropriate manner, the Nth ol
January. This is a resolution simply
askiii4 that notice be given !o the pub
lic of that day. We have, declaivd
an intention, and now, when weeouie
lo publish it, some gentleman is sud-
ilenlv seized Willi the "ret reneliment
gripes," and squirms around
.(, ;l i
long red worm on apiulioolc. (I.uugli
ter.) tleiil leiuen keep eon! mually
talking about economy. I, myself, do
not. believe in tying die public, purse
with cob-web strings, but when re
trenchment comes in contact with pa
triotism, it. assumes the form of 'small
ness.' Such economy is like that of
old Skiulliut, who had a pair ol' bonis
made for his little boy will, out soles
that they might last the longer.
(Laughter.) Reverence "the day we
ci'lebrale." Il is fraught with remin
iscences the most stirring, it brings to
mind one of the grandest events ever
recorded in letters of living lire on the
,1 I IS III I I I I I I'll! till' III I I I 1 I I I I V 11' )
ii. ii... i . . i' r i...
ti.,,.r ..l.ii.i ., ii. ,., r i '
,,n,,v .. w. ..... w. ...
On such occasion we should rise above :
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If HI I lllll .7 II IUI Ill' I I III. 1 11 VI I. -l I 1 1. I Mill.-.
I., ., . .. ........ i I' .a.i i
i ii..! i Kiuj-ui uiiii.-i mi- uiiiiiii i in .in i
1 1 if km' v. le. 1 . "In- I In-1 tii'ioi! ." I isli
, ,' i J,r i . i i,'
1 had. (Laughter nnd applause) In
tin; old war horse was here now he
would not know his own children
from the side of Joseph's coat of many
colors, Whigs, Know Nothings. Demo- !
erats, hard, soil, boiled, scrambled anil
IVicilf I .iticiilniti'Si. 1 inti'i-lasiles :inil
i...ii,....ui.-;i,.ui 1 i,l rin .,. i,,'i," I :
am free, unbridled, unsaddled, in the i
political pasture. Like a bob-tailed j
hull in tiy time, i ctiarge, around mum j
liigli grass and ligni my own nics.--((
1 i-e.il I.i ii " lint el .1 liinllf nun. let ns
show our liberality on pal riot iu uvea-
sions. h v, snuic men have no more !
patriotism than one could Mull' in the
eye of a knitting needle. Let us not j
Kfoicryfi live eenls till tlo; earle on it 1
soiieals like a locomotive or an old
,..;, I ,. llu ,,;.., ,1,,, ,;L. ,,.,, :,.
maid. Let us p. int Hie Oil, s, and in-
lorm Hie country llial, we arts as lull j
of patrioti-dii asoiir Illiiiois' swamps
are ol tadpoles. (1-auglilcr.) I ilou t j
lu lievc in ilfi'.n ' tliiie's bv I.alves. .
,, .. v . i !
l'crinit me, Mr. Speaker, to make :i ;
poetical uuotatio.1 from one ol the no- I
blest authors :-- i
i love toee ih 3i.it .mini" ihe rui M.iynwes, :
1 luve tu seean uld ray liurne fur when he K'les, he oes. :
(Convulsive laughter.)
After the above speech, the House j
refused to lay the resolution on tho ta -
riinSnrrr. ofthiTXtlc.X letter
from Marseilles state that a fresh ex-
petlition has been organized for tlis-
covering the source of jhe'Nile. Tim-
l'.IM-lllua l.s i;oim it;i.i:u uv iiii.iin, ,i !
Venetian, who has inhabited Cairo for
the last leu years. He is a member
of the Geographical Society of Paris, ;
and the author of a map of the Valley
of the Nile, lie has carefullv studied
the various ditli Millies attending his
perilous enterprise.
1jI.uk Stockino. The origin of this
term dates back to a society of supe
rior women, who were organized by
Mrs. Montague, for purposes of intel
lectual conversation. Gentlemen
were sometimes present at their meet
ings ; and, among others, Mr. Siilling
llccf, who always wore blue stockings.
The eccentric leaturo of this gentle
man's dress suggested a nickname for
the society, (applied, no doubt, at first,
by persons not qualified for admission
into it.) and has ever sinco been be
stowed, by way ofracy, upon women
w ho affect stipeiior learning and in
tellectuality. n.isi,floir, Ukiiik asd Handsome
Frf.si-.xt. The fortunate husband of
the beautiful daughterof Mr. Corcoran,
the Washington banker, received with
his wife a bridal present of 81,000,000.
Restraints of htlriinomj. The first
District School board of New Orleans
have resolved, "that hereafter no
young lady tencher will be allowed to
contract marriage while occupying
the position of teacher, and that such
an act on her part shall be virtually
considered resignation.
1 N D 1 0 N A T I 0 X.
(Sutseslril by i flctun.)
Tlili to my feed Tl.uu form without t xiull
And have 1 turncil Hie liarti lim oft liciit
11'ni tl.u .,.. I, ....I . -..I r..,.l.
i-.iu, oiu iui ill
l!iiiMfnln8muMr.alim Wlebrrt!i,
uu "i'hyii Tliou vSu wind!
Ayl wblf per low
Thy menmirM nolhins' in Ilia MiirIInj rr
Of tlit (veali, iiiipei-inifiilrlt-Mlte until llkc-t
'11 wiill!-
That t I omanlOiie nl lliomi
Wlirr'. when Time yonng.ilrew frointl.cir (iici-8
TllA I nl!iin tuna i. ..t - j. I.I.I .
orrniii.. lemieniru mhui.i !,e,i u'. u,,
or",llilie nieni-Tiut cv(.r i .imuid iii
lo tnuie with limn, wlim twilight shadows till
Fr""1 ue tuwdiiiiK ii m--kIi i,y mv i.ir,
A;'. win, 0l(,.i..n wim.-.u..-,. 0Rti,i
IHM.,1 ofllio lliouiilain oak, l,iyelf din vine
Tint i liniei, ami cliuilii, ami vuihiH with tl.e love
OrGod'a Hi at sin to maul
Ob. Iiravrn! I tUnli
The merry f lint unveil that lilllrr, there,
Kie the lull II. h' nl fi'i'llng ciiuld liurt In.lli,
Loosed tiy my cireleas riiiitnesl"-Wed with THi'K!--Si-iii
n'a In tho iiiuunir the 1111:11 haddilvi'ii 1110 nudl
lfi'Vel.;i? Nil! liul I am lint iuvri leu",
rutruiiiint Bluui. lie li.i'iy Willi t )i - cliulcc!
The iliitr.itain p,ni,i iirlillli. mii.ilrd men,
III ilii; tlii'.il not to the level of my r.'ie.
t ji r: "
The carriage stojiped at the door,
and, in a few minutes, Margaret Hale
entered the apartment, where her
hubaiitl sat wholly iisor'ied iu poring i
J 1
ui i ihij'iiiiuio iiim lenders.
''I'hese tiresoiiK! a.:counts still!" she
exclaimed. ' Will yoi; ever find time
lor "in thing but. business, Ralph.' 'i
Have you no .ate Ibmnylliing beyond
"Margaret!" but, tin: sadness in the
lo le was unheeded asxhe continued
"We had such a charming evening
at. .Mrs C.'s, Capt. Hid related many
interest ing incidents of his residence
iu J'ljyp!, and Mr. Warren, the. fa
mous young poet, re a I "Maud," and
souk: of tl tost, be.iul il'ul passages
in 'Aurora Leign.' I mas!, read to you
some of Romney's '(.Ireat Thoughts mi
She went, hastily to her chamber
for the volume. When she re; line d,
her quiet entrance was unheard by
her husband, whose pen was rapidly
moving over the almost, interminable
columns of figures. Willi an expres
sion of impatience, almost of scorn,
resting on her fac
nisiilv lurnetl
t .. i .i - . : . .t 1..C..11 i
.Ill I II Cl n MM I 1 I III IUI 1111 Hi I llll.
marriage, said slie. as she reaelietl i
. ... . .
her room. "1 le lias a t.isic lor drug-'
" i
'''.V- 1 us pursuiis and ia.-,u.s are an
coiiitnon-place, and I must go from
home lo find the sympathy I need, to
Hud t hust; who will appreciate, with
me, tin. books 1 love, and the beautiful
in art for which he
has iieiiher eve
nor ear.
not. marry a
woman who had neither
icart nor
mj, ,t.
conl inuallv dis.ilis(icil?''
Ill the ronmshe had left , Rilph II. lie
wi'-l'""'' i'l'"'- '""' I'H brain was
weary, anil his eyelids drooped. Then
m,, ; ,,.,,,, twu
' , , - " 1
('. , itlli gl v! me si rengt il lo Oca r all.
n.ings. wic me power io iiium; iier
1'uiiing far awav nil thoughts of
iiur,bai.d s real notdeiiess ol cii.arac-
. ,
lei . jealously preserving Urn memory
of rvi ty slight dtU'erence i:i their ,
t;istes and pursiiils, Margaret eherish-
ed Hie spirit ol discontent, till it em-1
biltcred every hour of her lib
and ;
1 .sent suil'ei ing she never dreamed of lo
the heart of her husband, w ho would
U"')' st.erificed every earthly
: good for her happiness,
: A sudden and severe sickness came
, ll(.I.f w,j,. Uip), UiHil, fl distant
. , , , ,
'" ' ' . . " :
''''i'- '"' i,,,"s!'''. wl" !'"' ;
tised her i.i inlaney, was silling by her
"Margaret," he said, after steadfast
ly watching her troiihled lace, "you
are very unh.ppy. I have mc, it a
Io" 11 ' 1 Umld ""l i
you my once chccrlul happy child t
May 1 know what great sorrow has
come to you?"
Then, with sobs and tears she tI '
him all her iiiihappincsx.
After a short silence the old innn
spoke again, and there w as sadness,
almost .sternness iu his voice.
"Years ago, Margaret, a wealthy
New York merchant became involved
iu a speculation, whose failure sud
denly took from him the accumulated
wealth of his year of commercial
enterprise. There were a few years
of weary, vain struggling lo regain
what he had lost; then deep despon
dency, a lingering disease, and death.
His wife nnd four children were left
penniless. The child, a boy of sixteen,
bad finished his preparatory studies,
and was about to enter college. I'y
this stroke, ho found his prospects lor
the future clouded; but with a noble
self-forgctfulness, he turned cheerfully
into the way marked for him, and
walked resolutely in it.
He obtained a situation withamcr
WlN-CIINSTKIt, TKNN., MAY tiO, 1850.
chant who had known his father,
where his faithfulness and untiring
devotion to his duties, won the confi
dence of all who knew him, During
the first yrnrs of her widowhood, his
mother had taught a private school
for young ladies; and it was the boys
highest ambition to, relievo her of this
necessity, and give her tho rest her
feeble health required. I cannot tell
you all his privations, his w illing sac
rifice of every recreation, his contin-
tied self-denial, that ho might lighten
the burdens of those so dear to I iin.
Year after year, success crowned
bis elforls. In the village where his
mother had passed the venrs of her
childhood and the first years of her
married life, he purchased a pleasant
residence for her, and then a lucrative
hiiMiicss beginning to rise in the West,
1 he came here.
' , .
At tl.et.M.eol his removal here, nc-
eulent revealed to him Hie lact, that
the w idow and invalid datighterof one
I whos fortune was, by his father's ad-
! vice, risked iu that unfortunate spec-
!.,!.., . I. i,..,i ... ,.i i i,;..
own life, were living in extreme pov-1
(M'lW Tollim llii'V Mt'ii imlolitixl fu'
u,;,,,,,,,,,,,,, , lllt mnv sh,crs
, , . , .,. ,, i.,,-.,,
, , . ., . , .', n .. ,
iiniiitiatioiis lo their daily eoinlort.
Ao v, w hen the commercial w oildjted for iis corrosive power bavin" the
. i.ii ,1- i.i
is cioiuieii ami disasters crown unci;
mil fast upon him, and upon others,
lis anxious tliiuijils turn to the iniilli-
er, ami sull'cring sister iu the little vil
Inge home, whose comfort depends
1 upon him, to the o her lonely fireside,
: to which his constant ihoughlfuhiess
'' ; :,. i: .1 1 .. I.; . .... ..
1 1 ii i 1 1 i 1 1 .- it ii i io i . .1 ir.t in in i o it
i 11111111', and tlie vounir wil' , whose h.'il) -
piuess is de.-iivr to hi n than hl'e. For
this, .Margaret, Ralph Hale gives his
tlay slo incesseiit. toil, and willingly
sacrifices the social pleasures he is so
eminent ly fitted to enjoy.
1 have been in these three
homes. ,
i Willi a love. thai, is almost reverence, ;
his mother and sister speak his name, ;
, and will, full hearts thank Cod for his
. me in. ii. nie mi i . i n-ii wjiii i:te ocaii-
.... , .,-, t'li I ! i
ly ol sell renunciation
i and daiighler, w hose
The widow .
.carts he has
of hi
lad, tell of his numberless acts l
ness, of his delicate and tin- j
ceasing watchfulness, and daily they
ask (.!. ill's blessing on him whose life
- blessin
to others.
is ou u home, the wife, whose
i ,,i i i i
love sbouM lib
s him, whose gentle
ministry should com fort and strengthen
him, turns coldly from him, because
he prefers the happiness of others to
his ow n gratification, because the i
pressing duties of life claim all his
waking hours, leaving hi Itle lei-,
sure for the claims of Society, or for;
die high intellectual culture which !
few attain whoso lives are not whol
ly devoted to it."
O'.i, Ralph, I have never known !
you! I have so cruelly misjudged you,' ,
said the weeping wife.
The old man continued
Some ineii
talk p'l. lrv, some write it in words,
. . . . . . ..
and Milne w rite it. ill their lives
true heroism which poets have sung, !
he beauty of self-abnegation and of
ceaseless devotion to duly, which have
been their in.-piral ion, Iia!li Hale litis
lived. The woman w ho lms won ;
the deepest love of such a heart should
reverently and gratefully cherish it as ,
the richest, blessing of he life."
, ., .'l'l. ...i . I it :
n he tw i ight o that i av, .Margar-j
" .
et was waiting her husband's return,
Amid the bitter sidl-rcproachiugs that
darkened tho hour, gleamed a new 1
and holy light. Higher purposes '
I '.t'l i.i,'.
vvi'i-i' :n rnttsril u iiiiiii ln-r. In I n; In-
tine shu would make divinely real in ;
her lile the beautiltil ideas which had
il!e,l her heart with unsatisfied long- ;
vi , , would live for others '
...... n , , , , , I
iin lbrstul all lor bun whom she had
so iinsumlerstood.
i i liiJi'i icti .Mri) in 1 1 if chTr.'i'KM! i;i
tl 1 . . I 111
die, on the stairs, and tl.e next mo
.pent she was clasped in her husband's
! "Von bnvi ln i'ii verv ill." said n
1 "I J -"' "
; voice, filtering with emotion, "but.
th.ink Oo.l. vou are safe
now, my
"Oh, yes, I nm safe indeed now,"
said Margaret's heart.
In that hour all wan made clear be
tween them. Willi new resolves for
.1 r . -.ii 1 . 1
the future, with n deeper love lor each
other, nnd n prayer for strength, an-
other page of life was turned forthem.
Years after wards.Margarct, a proud
and happy wife, wrote : "1 cannot
tell vou all he has been to mc my
guide when 1 was ignorant, my
strength when I faltered, my last
earthly friend nl ways. What do I not
owe you for revealing iho mistake that
had almost wrecked the happiness of
The Free Lovers at Berlin Highls,
Ohio, publish a mortbly paper, called
The Good Time Coining, the motto of
which is: "For in heaven llicy neither
mirry nor are given in marriage."
At the boarding houso where Dave
nnd his friends put up, nro a number
of servant girls, and it is tho idiosyn
ciaey of servant girls to take tlieir
share of toilet articles, such as hair
oil, perfumes, &c, while they nro re
juvenating the apartments ol tho
boarders. Dave nnd his friend Robert
were very careful of tlieir respective
toilets, nnd being in a courting way
had been paying extra attention to
personal adornment.
i hey were in the habit of getting a
1 pint of hair oil made up by the drug-
lU ollc "lm'i '' tey were
in the hahitof finding that a pint of
tins cosily oil would nut last a week,
ami that all thn servant girls in the
house emitted the same perltimc thev
did. It was not King btd'ore they came
' ,() conclusion in the matter. So one
i "v,,i'i1b when the hair oil cruise was
emplv. they took the bottle which eon-
! Iai11.; it) ',, stii;1t , VV(,t ,
j die drug store. There was a whisper-
ing conveisation w ith a laughing
' t,l l- mixing various articles i i
11 l''t bntikanil the following was
, 1,1 prescription book as tho con-
Of jf. Assaftetida, which, for the
1 illl'nrni 'if iitM ill hip nm i,m wit will
j slate is a highly concentrated extract,
of that delicious drug of this, one
Of l.i.M.orl'ot.iss.. f:t lli,l clclo-r,-
power ol taKing tlie liair oil a dug in ! heard the w longs ot woman graptu
ten seconds.) one half ounce. ! cally depicted by tho fair suli'erers
Of ll.ls.imof Fir,(ihe stickiest and j tlieinsclves, have viewed bright pic
giiiiiiiiiet niMcle known,) 1 oz. , , , .. , , " ,
Of II, v, 1 oz. j turn drawn by them, ol "tho good
Of Alcohol, to make the. ingredient, j lime coining," when woman would
lluiil, one half pint. I throw oil' her shackles, and assert her
This was well "shuck," and deposi- ' iilH-iiV; and at. the risk of being bran
ted iu the usual place occupied bv the ' i .. -i .
. i i
' in Ii- in
., '
j 'l'l,,. ,,,.v k, . ,.,.. . tv,,- ,.,
. .... ... - i ... i ) y 'it ii i.ij f r. v , t. lli
' Hob dressed tlicmsel ves for church,
' and liaishing, traveled down stairs.
i 'I'1'' another way in
a few minutes, and secreted them
selves in a room adjoining theirs,
o.l.i.-. ill ft IllWIII llll IIIIIIIJ 111! Il.,
where, from a eo ., ' : -fnb, ss
over the door, thev could see every-
thing that went on. After the people
"'' ""' l""ls'' 11:1,1 ?'" t"'11 ""''
s,,";!!,f',''s,Ci',nr '" nnnu .
'iuiri,,'ii'ii, .-?.iiii ii, i.iiJi; hi
icaoeil (inc. .l e.l nil 1 l.i vi. Ii.ts some .
. . , .. . .
more (' die ile, and my hair's as dhry !
as powdher; I it's have n regular fix '
up wid the folks all away.' This was
accede I to, nnd they all went to oiling
I I if 'i I' If li'L s. In - i Mir i'i TV l:i V , ! 1 v- ill, I I if i
; ull, wasuite thin i.i couse
: onenec of tin- alcohol. In a few mill'
ntes red head says ;
'Whirra, what smills so?" with her
nose turned skyward.
'Shine, it's the parl'.inif, interrupted
a short, and dumpy specimen, with her
hair down her back.
Perfume, indadc,' savs reil head
'that's not pai lumo it's the rale bad
r . . ,i
t I li- I tn i 1 1 mttv it c ': 1 1 i
rlllwly. pVt: i:llTad folks say that
Patch Chuwly smills dridful at fust; a
person must git used lo t he smill he-
lore they like it. SI. ure u s a pnrluiiie
used by the (utility.'
Tliis sat itiiil i'1'il hc'iil. ainl nflcr .'i
d,.oii'di iling' thev left, tl.e room.
;i about two hours the boarders came
l.oiiic li'iim tdiiireh.
'llood gracious, what, isil? Rless
my sou,, , ,-. v.., , sn.. ia.,., w.
my dear, there must be an unclean
animal in the room!" and a thousand
i it.. i .i.n c : ... I i i L I I
oilier expressions wen; heard as die
bi.anlers got a snill o! the I atcli lltti-
ly, when I hey entered the house.
The master and mistress of the house
ui re on.leil. eotiloil niled. indignant.
vainly ,.,eavore(l to discover the
locality of I he smell. At dinner time,
there was not half a doen boarders
!lt I.'"' ; tU;lt " ere there
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i.iiiiuii lillliivui in il.iv.ini wm, ,,n
,, 1 .-, , , 7 e . . ;,- .
the gu Is w ho 'iled were waiting ou
Finally dinner was given up, and
w ith doors and windows opened, tin!
inmates alternately breathed and suf.
i,M .mil. i iiu u, i vvun ii in v inn.
. .
l i. ..I Tl... .1 i
Miein. lint. it. siifin Wfiri' tiu'ov.
At i;.lt t1(! gi,s iillempled lo
comb their hair. The alcohol had
evaporated, leaving the balsam of fir
and honey, and they might as well
have a! tempted to comb a bune i ol
.. . ' . ,. . . ,.
shingles. At the first das i that riMl
bead lnadi
her comb caught, nnd
j through the influence of the polasse
i at the roots, the w holo mass of the
came olf red head's crani
uin, whiel. sl.e discovered with a yell
.m i .1...
tliat would have inane a caninoai en-
VIOIIS. 1 lie same renin, uiu 11111.11 un;
1 rest of the hair, with the exception of
enough to do up as a scalp lock to or-
namcni with f athers iu Indian style.
The other two girls met the same late
anil about ten o'clock that night they
might have been seen wrapping their
lost Pat Chuwly locks in pieces of pa
per. The next morning they were in-
I r,,riiifd bv the mistress lhat she did
1 ,on" u . -v 1 . , , , , .1,i1i
ot desne to employ bald beaded ser-
. . , ., Nvit, tl.-ir 'chists,'
departed in almost a scalped condi
Tho discovery of Dave and Dob's
connection with tho transaction was
not known till lately, but tlieir toilet
t nr,ic,,s sjllCe then have been as sa
cred from touch as the tombs of Pal'
lloor, Hoor, IIarhaii! A still later
invention is tho non cxpanso cxpan
si ve-last-forever, let in-or-out-six foot
in diametcr-ncver ben d or brcak-tit-
down as much-ns-you-plcase without
injuring-a-spring-hoon-skirt. Thosa
ladies who have worn them state poi
live by that they are perfect darling.
How few women, even in this day,
pre-eminent for intellectual progress,
live for high and noble purposes, it
is not true, that tho home education,
with the other influences surrounding
tlieir early years, as well as tho senti
ment of society relative to womnn,
tends to give her false ideas of life,
and extinguish, instead of stimulating
those desires for mental culturo and
developement, and those aspirations
after the lofty and noble, of which she,
in common with man, is tho possessor.
Much has been written and said
upon woman's sphere. It has given a
theme for the pen of the essayist, and
a subject to the lecturer. The pulpit
ami platform havo also defined "wo
man's province." Conservative men,
npprchensivo lest an extension of Wo
man's Kights might prove a serious
encroachment upon fheir own prerog
atives, have waxeil warm upon the
subject of "Woman's Hights Reforms,"
and edified tho world with lengthy
homilies upon "the Ilea ven-ordaiued
sphere of woman," whilst, on the oth
er hand, a class of reformers, (so call
ed) headed by Mary Wolstoneraft,
have advocated for woman the rights
of sulfrage, with a full participation
111 "ihm:ui privilege.
. t . i r ..o .
j We have listened lo both sides; have
dea as "oiii logyisn, we conioss uiai
our ideas concerning woman and her
mifs'um occupy the middle ground
I betweed these, extremes,
IT we cannot fully sympathize with
the theory promulgated by Lucy Stone
, , ,, ,p ,
! bel' colleagues, still less ullilllly
'lilve wv wil'1 lll0!!'! wlu) '''d111'1'
man, whilst unin trrii'd, as a kind of
j sc'iiliiiicnUil, silly creature; a very
' goo.l subject for love-sick, mill; ami
iv er. vi ss , uicv isi . I v ni l ,-i ii I'll nil
. . , : l I .. . ..
1 J 1 v
';1" t1"' O'') of i hyine, which
they dignify by the name of poetry;
a toy to be fondled and caiessed so
long as no new object of fancy asserts
ils claim; the poetry of whoso nature
is supposed to be extinguished so soon
as she becomes "Mrs. John llrown,"
and in her new position, regard her
as a men household drudge, "one who
suckles fools, and chronicles small
'Tis a Irite proverb, that where there
; js So much smoke, there must be some
lire, and wc believe il reipiires no ex
tra effort of penetration iu order lo
discover the lire that has caused these
women to cry Reform, for are not
many of the facts concerning woman's
social position of such a character as
to warrant this demandf Prominent
among these is tin; subject of woman's
education and by this wc would not
be understood as referring merely to
, t(.r!mic;llv termed Education
I rtlni:try routine ol school life
but the developing of the whole be-
I ing, moral, mental and physical and
it is only necessary to give this com
prehensive definition, in order to show
how defective are the. views concern
ing its nature; fir with the in.iuy, the.
mechanical ac.piircinent and supo
ficial it generally is of the ordinary
I branches taught at our schools, with
11 sinaltcring of accomplishments, by
way of a "finish," is a synonym for
i ducation. 1 low few, comparatively,
J j,, ,.,uctiou of their daughters,
appear to remember that they have
bodies as well as minds, to be devel
oped; how litlle is the law of sympathy
existing between mind and body rec
ognized, so that, by m gleet ing the ex
ercise of the killer, ils own vigor will
not only be impaired, but il will react
upon the former; how seldom do pat
ents, taking life as a w hole, conscious
i that Providence has assigned to wo
. )()lsi)L. pion of wife
- .
iioil mother, trail! their
with a view to the proper fulfillment
U.t IIIUI .7
( these future duties. And H it not
ra,.t that the getting of a husband
or "making a good match," as it is
commonly expressed, entirely irrespec
live of the duties growing out of this
position, is the the grand ultimatum of
the hopes of many parents concern
ing their daughters! Is it not true
that, in numerous instances, the whole
tendency of education is to advance
this object? In tho language- of an
other, "U it not painful to consider
tho low ideal which many parents sci
before their daughters as the grand1
object of their mutual aspiration.
"To be trained for bcautiul brides, or
centres of meretricious observation
at Summer watering places, or to be
admired in the giddy whirl ofthe dance
for irraceful attitudes, and flashing
beauty, what an object of lifo is this!"
Who are taught to control their feel.
imrs and show oil their accomplish
munts, and by artificial conventional
Number 20.
ites become as heartless as waxen im
ages with glnss eyes, in whom the
chaste enamel of nature, and all tho
free blushes of native grace, havo
been polished off with the brush ofar
tificial manners, a living gewgaw, a
doll made up of musk, and rouge, and
laco, a frame to hang flounces on, to
go out into society, and become enam
ored by some mere popinjay and dan
diprat, a kind of whiskered essenco
and organized perfume perchance to
marry, and after a short lived exoite
ment, to linger out a lifo of married
imbecility and wretchedness."
Wo arc aware that such aspirations
on the part of parents, are not uni
versal; yet, will nut this picture find
its count erpart in the homes ofthe ma
jority of those who constitute what is
called fashionable society? But when
parents shall come to look upon tho
matter of female education as a sub
ject of infinite importance, endeavor
ing to havo the development of her
body keep place with that of her
mind, instilling into her high-toned,
moral principles, and so disciplining
the faculties of her entire nature that
she will be prepared to act well her
part on lilc's chequered sccno, and
conscious of her own strength, will
exeilt! the admiration of sensible men,
not on account of a few flimsy accom
plishments, but for the sterling worth
of her character, w ill we see a change
iu the social condition of woman; nnd
not only would this tend to her own
elevation, but it would have a reflex
influence upon the sterner sex, (for is
it not one of the earliest lessons of
childhood that of the power of woman
in forming the character of the races)
Who can estimate the effect upon tho
world, if the rising generation of girls
were to be thus educated? if, instead
of spending six or seven hours each
day in the impure air of a school room,
two or three of these were devoted to
physical exercise, and if the time now
used in studies for which tho pupil has
litlle or no predilection, was appropri
ated to the learning of fundamental
truths, or such practical knowlcdgo as
would have a bearing upon her future
usefulness. Many may think our
ideas upon woman and her education
very common -place; may think we en
tertain very matter of fact views of
life; that, in short, wc are mere utili
tarians; but if they thus apprehend us,
they are mistaken; we would not de
prive women of accomplishments; we
are far from being insensible to their
mission, but would contend that they
be subordinate to the useful in educa
tion. Wc are aware that the pictures of
woman, drawn by exuberant imagin
ations, are very pleasing to the fancy;
such as those of her being shielded
from the storms of life by her protec
tor, man as not permitting the winds
of Heaven lo visit her too roughly
a kind of homage such as was paid to
her by the cuvclier of old, whilst, at
the same time, tho majority of her sex
were kept iu a state of mental and al
most physical slavery; but whilst such
pictures appeal to our ideality, whilst
the knight errant appears the beau
ideal of a husband to the boarding
school misH who is sighing for somo
Uoiiico whose Juliet nlic shall be
yet, considering that this life of ours
is an earnest business, that in its vicis
situdes there arc shadows as well as
sunshine, that interwoven with the
every day actualities of life are expe
riences, the issues of w hich will extend
into Klernity, that the ordinary man
agement of li household will furnish
a field for the exercise of legislative
wisdom, ns well as executive power
is it not evident that the present 'flashy
system vf education is very defective,
and is better calculated to make soci
ety a tawdry vanity fair, than a loving
companionship of hearts and homes?"
In Alabama a farmer very recently
had his butter seized by the clerk of
the market for short weight, and gave
us a reason that the cow lrom which
the butter was made was subject to
the cramp, and that caused tho butter
to shrink in weight.
A gentleman asked a negro boy if
ho would not have a pinch of snuff.
" No," replied the darkey, resespectluk
ly,"mc tank you romp's nose not
Let un Vjr (o ba hippy! We may if we
Find fume pleasure iu hie to o'er balance
the ill;
There wa neror an evil, if well under-
Cut what rightly managed, would turn to
If we were but aa ready to look to the light,
A we are to ait moping became it i n.gut.
We ahould own it a truth, both io word
and in deed,
That who triei lo be good ia aure to euc
A rural poet had just gotten up the
following and retired to private life:
I wood not die in spring lime
When ftawgn begin lo crewl
wen kabbage planii ' BP
noel I wood not die

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