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"Only let me see her ono minute," cried the hapless orphan, clutching the side of the charity box, and as ho gazed into that rough face, tears of anguish streamed rap idly down the cheek on which no childish bloom even lingered. Oh! it wa9 pitiful to hear him cry, "only once, let me see my mother only once." ,t'7 Quickly and brutally the haul-hearted monster struck the boy away, so that he reeled with the blow. For a moment the, hoy stood panting with grief and rage; liis bluo eyes distending, his lips sprung apart; a firo glittered through his tears, as he raised his puny arm, and with a most un childish accent screamed, "when lam a man, I'll kill you for that!" There was a coflin and a heap ofcarth between the mother and the poor forsaken granite, built his boyish heart to the memo ry of a heartless deed. The court house was crowded to suffo cation. 'Docs any one appear as this man.s counsel?' asked the judge. There was a silence when lie finished, until, with lips tightly compressed togeth er, rfi look of strange recognition, blended with haughty reserve upon the handsome features, a young man stepped forward with a firm tread and kindling eye, to 'plead for the erring and the friendless. He was a stranger, but from his entrance there was silence. The splendor of his genius entranced, convinced. The man who could not find a friend, was acquitted. 'May God bless you, sir I can't.' 'I wanUnothanks,' replied the stranger, with icy coldness. 'I I believe you arc unknown to me.' 'Man, I will refresh your memory. Twenty years ago you struck a broken hearted boy away from his mother's coffin; I was that poor miserablo boy.' The man turned livid. 'Have you rescued me, then, to take my life?' No, 1 have a sweeter revenge. I have saved the life of a man whose brutish deed lias rankled in my breast for twenty years. Go! and remember the tears of a friendless child, and the heart that can wrong him.' The man bowed his head in shame, and went out from the presenco of a magna nimity as gjandto him as incomprehensi ble, and the noble young lawyer felt God's smile on his soul forever after. Miss Ann Tiquityh said to bo the old est female known in history. Bost. Star. Pshaw ! she ain't near as old as Ann T. Dclucian. Syracuse Journal. Very good, but the mostscholastic and literary female is Miss Ann 0. Tator, and the best naturod woman extant is Miss Ann O' Dyne- Syracuse Journal. And the worst tempered of these ancient l.adios is Miss Ann I Mosity. The bai 6u? of the list will be searched out by Aunty Quarian. Aulurn American. But the female that can furnish the best record of her conduct is Miss Ann A Lize, and the one that is the most regu Jar in her habits is Miss Ann U Al. Syracuse Courier. We learn by Telle Graph that there will soon he a general convention of all these ancient ladies at Aunty Och. Au f'urn American. Getaway all of you. Miss Ann Void was the earliest female on record, for she existed before the creation. The earth was(withoutform) Ann Void. Syracuse Journal. No such thin Miss Ann T Cedent and Miss Ann Terior lived long before any of these Ann T Deluvian or modern Misses you a nuking no much fust about. r-liuff'alo Courier. THE WM. J, SLATTKII, VOLUME J. A PARODY. We find tlio folly wing parody upon Mc Kay's "Tell me, yo winged winds?" going the rounds: Tell mc, yo winged winds, That round iny pathway roar, Do yo know some spot Whero women fret no more? Some lone and pleasant dell , Some "holler" in tlio ground, Whero babies ncvor yell, And cradlos aro not found? The loud wind blew the snow in my face, And snickered as it answered "Nary place." Toll mc thou misty deep, Whoso billows round mn play. Know'st thou somo favored spot, Some Island far away, Where weary man may find A place to smoke in peace, Whore crinoline is not, And hoops are out of place? The loud waves, sounding a pernetal shout, Stop for a while, and spluttered "Vcou git eout." ' . Toll me," my secret soul Oh! tell nje, Hope and Faith, Is there no resting place ,, From women, girls, and death? H Is there no bappy spot WWhere bachelors arc blessed; ,yy hero lemalcs nccr go V Ancfman may dwell in peace? Faith, Hope, and Love best boons to mortals given Waved their bright wings, and answered, " Yes, in Heaven." EP Wedolknow who wrote the fol lowing, and havo'nt a word to say of his poetical talent. But we do know lie had good hard common sente. TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYBODY. HINTS TO Ef.'ITOllS. One reader cries, your strain's too grave Too much morality you have, - Too much about religion; Give me some witch and wizard tales, Of slip-shod gliosis, with fins and scales, And feathers like a pigeon. I love to read, another cries, Those monstrous fashionable lies In other words those novels, Composed of kings, and priest?, and lords, (J I border wars and Gothic hordes; That used to live in hovels. No, no, cries one, we've bad enough Of such confounded love-sick s(u(i' To crazie the fair creation: Give us some recent foreign news, Of Russians, Turks, tlio Poles, or Jew?, Or any oilier nation. The man of dull scholastic lore, Would likcjfo sec a little more 01 first rate scraps of Latin; The grocer fain would learn the price Ut tea sugar, tnutaml rice; The draper, silk nnd satin. Another cries, I want more fun, X witty anecdote or pun, A rebus or a riddfe; Some wish for missionary news, And some, perhaps of wiser views, Would rather hear a fiddle. The critic too, of classic skill, Must dip in gall his gander qill, And scrawl against the paper; Of ail the literary fools, Bred in our colleges and schools; Jlo cuts the greatest caper. Another cries I want to sec A jumbled up varietv, Variety in all things A miscellaneous hodge-podge print. Composed (I only give the hint) Of multifarious small thing;;. 1 want somo marrage news, snysiuiss, It constitutes my highest bliss To hear of weddings plenty; For in time of general rain None suffer from a drought, 'tis plain, At least not one in "twenty, I want to hear of deaths, says one, Of people totally undone By losses, fire and fever; Another answers, full wise, I'd rather have the fall and rise Of raccoon skins and beaver. Orgravo or humorous, wild or tamo. Lofiy or low, 'tis all the same; Too haughty, or two humble. So brothcrcditors, pursue The path that seems the best to you, And let the grumblers grdmble. LOOK AT HOMET Should you feel inclined to censuro Faults you may in others view, Ask your own heart ere you venture. If that has not failings too. Let not friendly vows be broken, Rather strive a friend to gain; Many a word in anger spoken Finds its passage home again. Do not then, in idle pleasure, Trifle with a brother's fame; Guard it as a valued treasure Sacred as your own good name. Do not form opinions blindly Hastiness to trouble tend; Those of whom wo' vo thought unkindly Oft become our warmest friends. HOME PUBLISHED WINCHESTER, TENN., APRTL 4, 1857. SLEEPING POSTURES. Like most othor things, doeping has its ..; ,j . , T . , , , unpoelical aspects. Indeed, few sleepers, caught in tlio act, aro poetical objects. Most sleepers nro nuito lIia rflvfirsn Inirnmn ,,,), cui.. i. i - ' 0-r w n. ii ii.j iiuft.ijjtuj una jju ill iuu mnicu i , . . . . of hopeless vacuity on "her face, 0, call nor, (iroammg oi I'osthumous arnl better, TOBACCO AND SEGAllS, days to come, is not on every -day vision, f tl0 bent quality; Hour, rice, soap, Mar and A Chrislablc laid down in her loveliness, dlow candle, blacking, prion", pickles, and is not a typo of common-place humanity GARDEN HEEDS, asleep. Of course Imogen did not snore, f tlio best quality; Tennesso firo-proof iron nor uttor inarticulate gurgling sounds ni0' wi(K "tare!., Mono jare, buck ..... . . , , ets, paint, paint brushes, mlo, white loud, periodical intervals. If Chnstabel did h linseed oil, rope, nails of all sixes, and hut with her mouth open, nnd nn expression MtI10t '0llHt 'lfts has a largo lot of it fair, not pale;" or twist her shape into ar ladies, gentlemen, misses and hoys, all of quite nondescript postures, not to bo told vhi.ch Vi so1'1 only lor CASH, but at , 1 ' , ' lueh reduced prices, that it will bo duouludlv i rhyme or explained by reason. Dut,0 tie interest of purchasers to buy of him in this is what your ordinary sleepers do. lroferenco to paying a large per cent to those Thny snore to the top of their bent, onrl that in some temperaments, is althsinto. They utter broken murmurs, most absurdly compounded of hissing, moaning, and'0 C nasal constitueuts. They ie gaping to an extent utterly-incompotiblu with the suljlime arid hcautilul. 1 hey ore to Iju seen loo curled or collapsed into positions really worthy of study, as showing the eccentricities of poses plastlques possible to the human form, not less diversified than illogical. Leigh Hunt has remarked, that (hough a man in his waking moments may look as proud and self-possessed as lie pleases; though hon!ay walk proudly, sit proudly, eat his dinner proudly ; though he may carry limselfwith an air of infi.iito superiority, and in a word, may show himself grand on 4icmost trilling occasions, he is redu ced to ridiculous shifts when once floored by thntgreat levekr, Sleep. "Sleep plays the petrifying magician. He arrests the proudest lord as well as the humblest clown in the most ludicrous postures, so that if you could draw a grandee from his bed without waking him, no limb twisting fool in a pantomime should create wilder laughter. Imagine a despot lifted up, to the gaze of his valets, with his eyes shut, his mouth open, his left hand undor his right car, his other twisted and hanging helplessly before him like an idiot's, one knee lifted up, and the other leg stretched out, or both knee.-, huddled together; u hati a scarecrow to lOiige majestic power in! Few sleepers, in effect, show to advantage after they have come to years ofdiscrction; it is only infancy and early childhood that will bear examination, as artistic studies oi grace, when tnu senses aro stccpi forgetfulness. in A Singular Cask. On Sunday week last, Drs. Perry, and Fncmnn of Sarato ga amputated the leg of a Mr- Smith, a resident of that village. The cause of the amputation was the nc'.ual death of the limb. Mr. S., who id m laboring man, of industrious and temperate habits, some weeks since, while walkirg, was seized vi tli a sudden pain in the leg, about half way from the knee to the ankle, and im mediately all sensations or feeling below the regions of the pain ceased. The look and color of the skin, and to the touch, was that of a dead body, and all life or an imation below, midway from the knee to the ankle, was entirely eradicated. The above physicians attended the sufferer, and used all the skill and ingenuity known to the medical profession to restore the cir culation, but to no avail. The individual had previously enjoyed good health, and the caue for so sudden and singular a re sult could not be accounted for. Cases of palsied or parallyscd limbs arc of frequent occurrence, butthat of the death of a limb, we understand was never before known to ' jui.un.ui luiuuj , i nai me uma was actually dead, is shown from the fact that decomposition has set in, and it was found necessary to amputate the limb to prevent mortification 1 ho log was taken offabove the knee. Albany Argus. Viva Voce. A green menibsr of the Nebraska Legislature, when the election of the Assistant Clerk came up, called out: Mr. Speaker, I move wc voto vice versa. The wholo house burst into a roar and not knowing what it meant, greeny asked his right hand man if it was not in order, adding :hat he didn't know any thing about these d i parliamentary ruks! A lover writing to his sweetheart says: "Delectable dear: Vou are so sweet that honey would blush in ynur prenco and ni"I.iscs .t,md appall" I ' JOURNAL. W E EKLY. jfl'uu; brown, crushed and louf sugar, mo- HKM '""ckorol fish, surdincH, oysters, teu, heesc, crackem, sweet cakes, raisins, lign, lllomI.s )CcallH(C0(.,m ,, ,.0K,i7c. onarjon of nil kinds; Halt, barrel and Back; cpio r, 8iicc, ginger, soun, aiiini, miipnur, "W'"-, iiicua, mauuur, powuer, snor, icau, .l........ ' I ' I , ....... I 1 I ottOIl y ono,, varus, a variety of BOOTS AND SHOES. V"IH0 0,1 !l c 7 , "ltun"si 10 kce,(' iroccrics aH iho necessities of the country Icrnnnd, nnd feels assured that he will be able BUU 0,1 v 0 " V ,llv,!r 111 "? w 1,1 ,lucir l'ul rnnnirn. Cull nnd nvnininf" his wlnnlc War'JO AMBXtOTYPES ! Manners, Male and Female. -Who can tell, why women arc cxpec tdl on pain of censure and avoidance to conform to a high standard of behaviour, while men aro indulged in nnothera great deal lower? We never could fully un derstand why men should be tolerated in the chewing of Tobacco, in smoking and in spitting everywhere almost and at all times, whereas a woman cannot do any of these things without exciting aversion and disgust. Why ought a man be id lowedly so self indulgent, putting his limbs ami person in all manner of atti tudes, however uncouth and distasteful, merely because such vulgarities yield him temporary ease, but a women is al ways required to preserve an cltitulo, if not of positive grace, at least of decency and propriety, from which if she departs, though but for an instant, forfeits respect, and is instantly branded as a low creature? Cm anybody say, why a man, when he has the tooth-ache, or i- called to sailer in any other way, slmul i b permitted as a matter of course to crroan nnd bellow and vent his feelings very much in the style of an animal not endowed with rea son, whilo a woman similarly affected must bear it in silence and decorum? Why should men, as a class, habitually, and as a matter of right, boldly wear the coarsest qualities of human nature on the outside, and swear and crowd, and fight, and brutify themselves, so thai they are obliged to bo put in sepernte pens in the cars on the railroads, and the depots, while women must appear with an agreea ble countenance, if not in smiles; even the head, or perhaps the heart, aches, and are expected to permit nothing ill-tempered, disagreeable or unhappy to appear out wardly, but to keep all these concealed in their own bosoms, to suffer as they may, lest they might otherwise lessen tlio cherfulnoss of others? These are a few suggestions only, among many wc would hint to the spon ger and more exciting sex, to bo reflected on for the improvmcnt of their tastes and manners. In the mirror thus held up be fore them, they cannot avoid observing ihc very different standards by which the manners of the two sexes is constantly regulated. If any reason can he assign ed why one should always be a lady and the other hardly ever a gentleman, Re hope it will be done. Ntiotirk Advertiser. THE JUSTICEOF LAW. AN OLD PAW. An upper mill and lower mill Fell out about their water, To war they went, that is to law, llesolved to give no quarter. A lawyer was by each engaged. Holly they contended, When fees grew scant, the warthey w aged They judged were better ended. The heavy costs remaining still, Were settled without bother; One lawyer took the upper mill, The lower lnill the other; I'm going todraw this beau into a knot, 1 as the lady said when standing at the hy menial altar. If you would be pungent be brh f; for it is With words like siinhrnm. ll.n morn . T - " IHWIU ih"V arr cTi-lciin. (V ,trp-r the irn. I i PROPRIETOR. NUMBER !: LONGEVITY OF STUDENTS. It is a popular error to .suppon- scholars and literary men nr; abort, r lived than other men. But the fact u "on iho contrary quite the reverse." Consider 11 . . for a moment that this class, compared with what arc called the" professions," is asmiiH ono, and compared with thu'Mrades is very small indoel and then mark the result- Hardly nn eminent author ol modem limes but affords nn example of longevity. Jjyron and Keats, it is true, died young the latter by consumption, the former by irregularities that would have killed anybody. But Wordsworth, Southey, Tom More ami James Mont orn ery lived to advanced imc. Hodgers, at his decease, was above ninety and DeQuincy'Wn!ter S. Landor and Humboldt aro still alive and at work. at past three score and ton. Our own country furni.dies similar examples in Benton, Sdliman, Irving, Holleck, and Pierpont all old men, but still strong in health and mental vigor. The truth is, men oftencr rust out than wear out, and there is no doubt than habitual mental employment tnnds to keep the body young both in fact and in appearance. Students very rarely suffer fiom study, but in com mon with the rest of mankind, ore not proof against physical laziness or excess. She Wouldn't Marry a Mechanic. A youngman commenced visiting ayoung woman, and appeared to be well pleased. One evening he called when it was quite ate, winch -a the young girl to inquire wheru he had been. "I had to work to-night." "What! do you work for a living?' she inquired in astonishment. "Certainly," replied the young man, I am a mechanic." "I dislike the name of a mechanic," md she turned up her pretty nose. That was the last time the young me chanic visited the young woman. He is now a wealthy man, and he has one cf the best women in tlio country for his wife. The lady who disliked the name of me chanic is inw the wife of a miserable fool a regular vagrant about grog shops; and she, soft, verdant, silly, miserable girl, is obliged to take in washing in order to support herself anil children. Vou dislike the name of mechanic, eh? Vou whose brothers are but well-dressed loafers. We pity any girl who has a lit tle brains, who is so verdant, so soft, as to think less of a young man for being a mechanic one of God's noblemen tlio most dignified and honorable personage of heaven's creatures. Beware, young lady, how you treat young men that work for a 1 iving, for you may one day be mc nial to one of them yourself. Far better discharge the well-fed pau per, with all his rings, jewelry, brazen ness, and pomposity, and take to your af. lections the callous-handed, intelligent, and industrious mechanic. Thousands have bitterly regretted their folly who have turned their backs to hon esty. A few years havo taught tlumi a severe lesson. The Law of the Fisher Ki..;. Ifn gentleman wants a wife, he wears a ring on the first finger ofthc left hand; if he is engaged, he wears it on the second finger; if married, on the third; and on the fourth, if ho never intends to get married. When a lady is not engaged, she wears a dia mond ring on her first finger; if engaged, on the second, if married on the third; and on the fourth if tlio intends to be a maid. When a gentleman picsents a fan, a flow er or trinkets to a lady with the left hand, this, on his part, is an overture of regard- ! - .1 I , - ' saouio sue recce it with the k-ft band, it is considered ts an acceptance of his es teem; but if with her right hand, it is a rofusal of tho offer. Thus by a few sim ple tokens, explained by rub:, the passion of love is expressed. M tTRtMQ.MAi. Mkasi-re. Two polkas make one fliration. Three flirtations make enr squeeze of the band. Four squeezes make onu kiss. i.: ...... . ' .- . i ne hi.-.-rs maiie ono moon il :: Ii t m et ing. Two moonlight meetings make one wed ding. It has just been discoveic.l that V.vv 1.QJ nJ ).rr was sixteen years old when she .Hsr -vr- TJWMS OF ADVERTISING. Advertisements of ten lines or less will bo inserted at Ono Dollar for tlio first and Fifty Cents fur cneh subsepurit insertion. Very liberal reductions made for thos.' who advertiso by the year, bal f,;enr, or quarter. hook ami .ion nim'iNO BLANKS oFeVKKY KIND. CAM I'll LETS. rROGIM.MJWES. I'dSTMS, CARDS. CIRCULARS, RECLUTS, t UN ERA L TICKETS. DJUJt LAI5EL' RILE HEADS, JIAI'JJJ BILLS, &C. Br i n ? of Fi;i ijai. Davs. The custom at of uiicnvfrin:; the h,v;u and taking off the I hoi r even simply touching it, is a relic nf the old disarming the removing of tho helmet to i.idicate that the party thus ex posed himself to the mercy ol an enemy. To take off the glovo was in like manner to ungauntlot the hand, the mere removal constituting an offer of friendship. L'vcn now it is considered uncivil to thakc hand with the glove on Shaking nf hand j was formerly a token of truce, in which ihe' parties took hold each of the other's weapon hand, to make sure against treach ery. It was also a token of good will. A Frenchman, a prisoner in England, oner made a most ingenious use of this custom. Having been "put tip" against a negrr.' boxer, and knowing nothing of boxing, be availed Idmsclf of tho shaking of hand- before the encounter, to crush thencro's band in his iron grip. It is said that a few years since, a brutal follow in Connccti-cute-rushed a friend's hand in like manner, though he did it in sport. The bow, it iosaid, which is now a mar of politeness, is but an offer of he neck to the stroke of tho adversary, while the courtesy peculiar to (he ladies, is the form of going on the knoci td suo or (he mercy which, in earlier ages, was difficult to get. The hair pins worn by ladies are reduced pnignards. In some parts of Sicily they are still worn of such a size as to be convertible into weapons. The ear rings were anciently badges of .slavery, and were soldered so that they could not be removed from the ear; their form in Ii cated tho owner of the slave. Ma ateiikai. Solicitcde. We are ami!. sod and annoyed, pleased and half dispo sed to be angry with an instance of ma ternal solicitude, of which we were made the innocent victim, a few days since. We had spent the evening from our board ing house, and on the following mornin were subjected to a catechising after thi' manner: "You were oat last night.'' - " Vcs, madam." "Were you at the office?" "No madam," "Were you far away?'' ".Not very." "Spending the evening with it some la. friend, perhaps." "Yes, madam," "Ah! very pleasant to do that." "Very." "Who was she, Mr. S?" " Lord, madam" wc began to be a little; impatient "if you and your amiable daughter must know, I called on my wash woman to get my other shirt!" The landlady vanished. Cii-. Itl!J mi- rt r. Young ladies who faint on being "pro posed to," can be restored to conscious ness by jut whispering in their cars, yon were only joking. Anxious Father "What am I to do with you, sir what am I to do with vou? Doyou know if you continue your pres ent course of cruelty arfd cowardice, yru will be fit for nothing but a member Congress? Distracted Mothcr- 'Oil! don't sav tliat, father! don't father! yon will humili ate the boy?"' .1 Qucslitmfor Argument. Tfieic is in Boston an eminent lawyer named Sidney Bartlett, who bears the reputa tion of a great egotist. Kufu Choate is said once to have asked a legal friend on seeing Mr. Bartlett in a very deep sJudy, "Do you know what Bartlett's thinking of.'" "No." "Well, he's debating wh--th er d'od made him or bo ma le God." SrEJTR.IT Cn.VGRESS IIaI.L, SaHATOuA. 'Mydenr Bella, who is that frowsy looking wemqninthe comer, with il. hor.id red nose?" "Why, Clara, dear, that is Mrs. De Codfish, ofMackcrd Square, New York." "Dear mc is ;he anybody in particu lar?" "Why, love, most ceitainly. she ii a twenty-thrr -i trunk lady." "Is it possible!' introduce mc what a rplcn lid looking creature sha is!" "Why iv ii i America's ii)b!oni outlive those of England, France, In land nnd Scotland! Answer. The ros.? mnf fa in t f. Mt.. i,-,,. ,i, .!f.mrn,i, - , t . -it