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timewhcn the confidence of the citizens of Al
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ted,it has slowly put sorely restored that con
fidence, and now stands upon a sore foundation,
and is. universally acknowledged to be one of
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sult has not bcenjochieved without a hard strug
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> coming year:
. . eighteen, and had Veen soaglifc in marriage
en received by many suitors. One brought wealth —
meat to number another a fine person—another this, ano
tnme, ther that. But they were all refused by
the papev the old man, who became at last a by-w6rd
, ow rates for for his obstinacy, among Ihe young men
i 3 ;*,«-■ \ 50 of the village and neighborliood.
20 » (i S*g At length the nineteenth birth-day of
and all above $0 at'thcSe SteSl copy DneUe » his charming daughter, who was
The money and modest ¥ she was beauti
order - f v ful, arrived. The morning of that day,
By'jhe *hov* it will be seen that oar paper f the !
is emphatically the cheapest in the couhV- Jo * Winding frolic. Seven-
As to £de- nnd industrious young men
w*, V r* wue . assembled. They came not only to make
It 4.S IZT hay, hut abo to male lava to the fair An
no a„„n* & AAUahara netto. In three hours they had filled tho
in o• ° v can * dttb ; father’s hams with the newly dried grass,
Ud the. neighborhood. and their own hearts with love. Annette,
vAsstas Wasted.—Several energetic by her father’s command, bad brought the
mess men wanted to canvass Jthe county for malt liquor of her own brewing, which
subscribersio tho Tribun /. A hbend she predated ,to ckih enamored swain
** v£e will le allowed. ,with her own fair hands. 1 ' ‘ J f
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: My lore, ffiy dearest love, you know
Howhappylahoold be
IflwnWpajßßQrJkifure hoars •
In meet comma* with thee;
But (here he dgh*>yoti know we mast
> Obey etern duty?* call.
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My love. Miss Cricket takes tonight
Her benefit, and so,
And she is one I pinch admire,
I’d really tike to go.
Ton shall, my love. Stop, I forgot,
' 'Tie Tuesday night, I swear;
A special meeting’ll called tonight,
I really must be there.
WIW. • ,f ,
Dear Charles, it’s been so doll to-day
Without yon I.coufoss;
Let’s draw the table to the fire
Ajid have a of chess.
I would accept your challenge, lore,
And grant your sweet Remand,
But Wednesday is our Ledge, you know,
And I must bo on Hand.
Well, love, what shall we do tonight,
Read or attend the pjayf
Or have a littie private talk.
The first for many a djyrf
Jnst as you please. I’ll soon be back;
Business of very great
Importance, love, comes; off tonight; '
i J must not let them wait.
My love, Justclaspthis pin forme,.
And, Charles, prey band my shawl;
•» You know yon promised mo today
To takeme to.the.bali. -
•1 know l did; but really, love;
I bad forgot'it all, '
And promised I wouldgo tonight
Some member* to Install.
I hate todisappointypu, dear, '
I know It ■
But when yon spoke of it today ’
I really thought yon joking,;
Here, toko the baby, Charles ; all day j
He’s lain" upqn my lap ; ‘ : [
ThlSeTefling toncanwatchhlm wlilfe
T take a little hap.' ;' • ’
Poor little thingj how jpale helooks;
I hope ho Won’t get worse r-'
There’s an election held to-nlglit, ;
Else I’d stay home and mine.
, wins. i
Dear Charles, here are ypnr cloak anil naf^
And overshoes, all warm,
I hope you won’t stay late
There’s such a dreadful storm*
Not stay out late 1 you don’t snppoop
I really could intend
To leave my dearest wife olo&o
IXerovcmnghours to spend.
Jn?t place my slippers,by the Arp,
And wheel the cheerful light
Eight by my cosy rocking-chair, T
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SWed SfeUang.
In one of the lovlicst villages ih old..
Virginia there lived in the year 185—, ani
old man, whose daughter was declared, by
universal consent, to be the loveliest maiden
in all the country round. The veteran,
in his youth, had : been athletic and mus
cular above all his fellows; and his breast,
where he always wore them, could show
the adornment of three medals, received
for his victories in gymnastic feats when
a young man. His daughter was now
“ Now, my boys,” said the .old keeper of
the Jewel they all poveted, as leaning on
thrir pitchforks they all assembled round
the door in the cool of the evening, “Jnow,
my lads, you have,; nearly all of you made
proposals for my Annette. Now, you'see, ,
I don t care anything! about: money or tal
ents, book-laming nor-soldier-larnißg. I
can do as well by my gal as any man in
the country; But I want her to marry a
nian of my own grit. j Now, you know, or
ought to know, when X was a youngster, I
could beat rmything id all Yirginny in the
way .of leaping. I got my old woman by
beating the smartest; man on the Eastern
Shore, and I have took the oath and
sworn it, no man shall marry my
daughter .without Jumping for it. You
understand me, boys.! There's the green,
and here’s Annette/ * he added, taking his
daughter, who stood timidly behind him,
by thehand. “Nowj the one that jumps
the farthest on a ‘dead level,’ shall many
Annette this very night.”
This unique address was received by
the young men with aipplausc. And many
a youth of trial, oast U'glance of anticipa
ted victory back upon the lovely object of
village chivalry. The maidens left their
looms and quilting-frames, the children
their noisy sports, the' slaves their labors,
and the old nfen theirj arm-chairs and long
pipes, to witness and triumph in the suc
cess of the viotori. All prophesied and
wished that it would be young Carroll.—
Ho was the handsomest and best-humored
youth in the country, ;jand all knew that a
strong mutual attachment existed between
him and the fair Annette. Carroll had
won the reputation ,pf being the “ beat
leaper,” and in a country where such ath
letic achievements wCt-e the sine qua non
of a man’s cleverness, this was no ordi
nary honor.
The arena allotted; for this hymenial
contest was a level space in front of the
village-inn, and near the centre of a grass
plat, Reserved in the midst of the village,
denominated the “green.” The verdure
was quite off at this place by previous ex
ercises of a similar kind, and a hard sur
face of sand, more bejfitting for which it
wotf tp be used, supplied its place.'
The father of the lively, blushing, and >
withal happy prize, -(for she well knew
who would win,) with three other patn\
arohal villagers were the judges appointed
toLdecidc upon the claims of the several
.competitors. Thp la|t time Carroll tried
hisaldUin this hecleared,” to
.use the leapdris phraseology, twenty-one
feetand oneinch. . : ■'
; The signal was given, and by lot the
young nien stopped into the arena.
“ Edward Grayson, seventeen feet/' cried
one of the judges. The youth had done
his utmost. He was ! a pale, intellectual
student. But what had intellect to do in
such* an arena? Without a look at the
maiden, he left, the ground.
“ Dick Boulden, niuefceen feet !” Dick,
with a laugh, turned away, and replaced
his coat.
“ Harry Preston, nineteen feet and three
inches. Well, done,! Harry Preston I”
shouted the spectatoris, “you have tried
hard for the acres andfhotaestead.”
Harry also laughed; and swore he only
jumped for the fun of the thing. Harry
was a rattle-brain but never thought
of matrimony. He loyed to walk and
talk, and laugh and romp with Annette,
but sober marriage never came into his
head. He only jumped for the fun of the
thing. He would riot have said so, if he,
were sure.of winning.-
“ Charley Simms, fifteen feet and a half.
Hurra for Charley 1 Gharley’ll win!” cried
the crowd, good i humoredly. Charley
Simms was the cleverest fefiow in the
world. His mother him to stay
at home, and told him if he ever jron a
wife, she would fell in love with his good
temper rather than his legs. Charley,
houfever, made the trial of the latter’s ca
pabilities and lost, blany refused to enter
the list altogether. Others made the trial,;
and only one of the leapers had yet clear*
ed twenty feet. I ;
“Now,” cried- the 1 villagers) let’s see
Henry Carroll, He ought to beat this,”
and every one appeared, as they called to
mind the mutual love of the last competi
tor and the sweet Annette, as if they
Heartily wished his success.
Henry stepped to his post with a firm
tread.' His eye glanced with confidence
around- upon the villagers, and rested, be
fore he bounded forward, upon the face of
Annette, as if to catch therefrom that
spirit and assurance which the occasion
called for. Returning the encouraging
glance with which she met his own, with
a proud smile upon his lip, ho bounded
forward. ■ : l; : ,
“Twenty-one feet
the multitude, renew
ment of one of the ,
feet and a half—
Annette and Harry ! J
handkerchiefs waved <
spectators, and the o;
Annette sparkled wit'
When Henry Car:
tion to strive for the
manly young man,;
frock-coat, who had
dismounted and j om
perceived, "while; the
and a half/ shouted
.ting the announce
! judges,“twenty-one
irry Carroll forever;
5T Hands, caps, and
over the heads of the
iyes of the delighted
h joy.
•oU moved to his sta-
j prize, a tall, gentle
in a military undress
rode up to the inn,
ad npr
qontest was'going Otf,
stepped suddenly forward, and With a
knowing measured deliberately the
space accomplished by the last, leaper.—i
He was a stamper in the village. His
handsome faces and easy address attracted
the eyes of the village maidens, and his
manly and sinewy frame, to which sym
metry and strength were happily united,
.called forth the admiration of the young
“ Mayhap, sir stranger, you think you
can beat that ?” said one of the by-stand
ers, remarking the manner jin which the
eye of the stranger scanned the arena.—
“If you can leap beyond Henry Carroll,
you’ll beat the best man in the colonies.”
The truth of this observation was assented
-to by a general murmur..
“Is it for mere amusement you are
pursuing this pastime?” inquired the
youthful stranger, “ or is-there a prize for
the winner ?”
“ Annette, the loveliest and wealthiest
of our village maidens is to be the reward
of the victor/ 1 oned one of the judges.
“Is the list open to all?”
“AlI, yopmg sir!” replied the father of
Annette, with interest, his youthful ardor
rising as he surveyed the proportions of
the straightrlimbed young stranger. “ She
is the bride of him who out leaps Henry
Carroll. If you will try you are free to
do so. But, let me tell you, Henry Carr
roll has ho equal in Virginia. Here is
iny daughter, sir, look aklier, and make
your trial.” y
The officer glahfced upon the trembling
maiden about to be offered on the altar of
her father’s monomania with an admiring
eye. -The poor girl looked at Harry, who
stood near with a troubled brow and an
angry eye, and then cast upon the new
competitor an imploring glance.
Placing his coat in the hands of one of
the judges, he drew a sash he wore be
neath it tighter round his whist, and tak
ing the appointed stand, apparently
without effort, the bound that was to de
cide the happiness or misery of Henry
and Annette.
“ Twenty-two feet and an inch !” shout
ed the judge. The shout was repeated
with surprise by the spectators, who crowd
ed around the victor, filling the air with
congratulations, not unmingled however,
with loud murmurs from those who were
more nearly interested in the happiness
of the lovers.
The old man approached, and . grasping
his hand exultingly, called him his son,
and said he felt prouder of him than if he
were a prince. Physical activity and
strength were, the old leaper’s true patents
of nobility. . x
, Resuming his coat, the victor sought
with his eye the fair, prize he had, although
nameless and unknown, so fairly won.—
She leaned upon her father's arm, pale
and distressed. \
Her lover stood aloof, gloomy and mor
tified, admiring the superiority of the
stranger in an exercise in which he prided
himself as unrivalled, while he hated him
for his successi ,
“ Annette, my pretty prizp,” said (he
victor, taking her passive hand, “I have
won you fairly.”
Annette’s check became paler than mar
ble j she trembled like an aspen leaf, and
clung closer to her father, while the
dropping eye sought the form of her
lover. His brow grew dark at the stran
ger’s language.
’“ I have won you, my pretty flower, to
make you a bride—tremble not so vio
lently—l mean not myself, however proud
I ought to bp,” added he, with gallantry,
“to wear so fhir a gem next to my heart.
Perhaps,” and he cast his eyes inquiring
ly, while the current of life leaped joyfully
to. her brow, and a murmur of surprise ran
through the crowd, “ perhaps there i 4 some
favored youth among the crowd who hqs
a higher claim to this jewel. Young sir,”
he continued, turning to the surprised
Henry j “me thinks you were the victor
in the list before me—l Strove not for the
maiden, though one could not well strive
for a fairer-r-but from loye for the manly
sport in<which I-saw you engaged. You
are the victor, and as such, with the per
mission of this worthy assembly you re
ceive from my hand the prize you have so
well and honorably won.
The youth sprang forward and grasped
his hand with gratitude, and the next mo
ment Annette was weeping for pure joy
upon his shoulder; The welkin rting with
the acclamations of the delighted villagers,
and amid the temporary oxeijouiebt pro*
dueep by this act, the stranger withdrew*
from the crowd, mounted his horse, and
spurred him at a brisk trot through the
That night Henry and Annette were
married, and the health of the mysterious
and noble-hearted stranger was drank in
overflowing bumpers of rustic beverage.
In process of time, there were born unto
the married pair sons and daughters, and
Henry Carroll had become Colonel Henry
Carrolljof the Revolutionary army.
One evening, having just returned home
after a hard campaign, he was sitting with
his family on the gallery of his handsome
country-house, when an advance' courier
rode up and announced the approach of
Gen. Washington and suit,informing him
that he should crave his hospitality forme
night. The necessary -directions
gjiveu in reference to the household pupa
tions, and Col. Carroll, ordering his qome,
rode forward to meet! and escort tu : hie
house the distinguished guest, whose hei
had never yet seen, although serving in
the samo widely-extended army. -
That evening, at the table, Annette,
now become the dignified, matronly, and
still handsome Mrs. Carroll) could not
keep her eyes from the face of her illus
trious visitor. Every moment or two she
would steal a glance at his commanding
features, and half-doabtmgly,half-assured
ly, shake her head and look again, tq, he
still more puzzled. Her absence of ifiind
and embarrassment at length became evi
dent to her husband, Who inquired pfeo
tionately, if she were ill. <:•;. "
“ I suspect, Colonel,” said the General,'
who had been some time, with, a quiet,
meaning smile, observing the lady’s curi
ous and pnzzled survey of his features —f
“ that Mrs. Carroll thinks she recognizes
in me an old acquaintance.” And he
smiled with a mysterious air, as he gazed
upon both alternately. |
The Colonel started, and a faint fiiem
ory of the past seemed to he . revived as he
gazed, while the lady rose impulsively
from ner chair, and bending eagerly ‘for
ward over the tea-urn, with clasped bauds,
and an eye of intense, eager inquiry, fixed
full upon him, stood for a moment [itrith
her lips parted, as if she would speak.'
“Pardon me, my dear madam, pardon
me. Colonel, ! must put an end tdi;this
scene. I have become, by dint of cainp
fare and hard usage, too un wieldly to leap
again twenty-two feet and one. inch, even
for so fair a bride as one I wot of.”
The recognition, with the surprise, de
light and happiness that followed, are left
to the imagination of the reader.
General Washington was indeed ' the
handsome young. “ leaper,” whose myste
rious appearance and disappearance in the
native village of the lovers, is still tradi
tionary—whose claim to a substantial, l|ona
fide flesh and blood was stoutly contested
by the village story-tellers, until the happy
denouement which took place at the hos
pitable mansion of Colonel Carroll. ■
The Old Hegroe’s |x>gic.
'Sa A clergyman asked an old servant his
reasons for believing ip the existence 'of a
God. The following was his sage reply:
“Sir, I see one man get sick. The
doctor Comes and gives him medicinej‘ the
next day he is better; he gives him ppo
ther dose, it docs him good j he keeps op
till he gets about his business. ’ Appthor
man gets sick like the first*.one. 'The
Doctor comes to see him ; he gives him
the same sort of medicine ; it- does him no
good; he gets worse; gives him more;; but
he gets worse all the time till he dies.
Now, that man’s time to die had come,
and all the doctors in the world couldn't
cure. One year I work in the corn field,
plow deep, dig up grass, and make noth
ing but nubbins. Next year I work - the
same way, the rain and dew comes and we
must make a crop. I have been' here
going hard upon fifty years. Every day
since I have been in . this world I sop the
sun rise, in the east and sot in thd; west.
The north star stands where it did s the
first time I ever saw it; the seven Stars in
Job’s coffin keep ip the same path In. the
sky, and'never out.;. It ain’t sb with
man’s works. He makes clocks and
watches; they run well for a wh|le, but
they get out of fix and stand stock still.
But the sun, moon and stars keep pfi the
Same way all the while. There is a ppwer
which makes one man die and another get
well—that sends the rain and keepp every
thing in !r i ;
What a beautiful comment is here for
nished by an unlettered African on the
language of the psalmist: ' f>; •*
“ The heavens declare the glory of God
and the firmament showeffihis handiwork.
Dpy unto day uttercth speech, andnight
unto night shdweth knowledge.” |
Manners.— Maimers, says are
of more importance than laws. Upon
them, in a great measure, the Jawadpmind.-
The law touches' us but, here and . tnorc,
now and then; manners - ! are what or
sopthey corrupt or purify, exalt or debase,
barbarise or refine us, by a extant, steady,
uniform, insensible operation like that of
the air wo breathe id They give the
whole form, and 'Color to our lives. I Ac-
*their aid morals,
they tney totally destroy
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-A Result.- —It hop;; been
stated isildne of the prayer meetings in
New York, that a club of profane Infidels,
in Andover, Massachusetts, were: recently
discussing the subject of baptism,! and
using thebibloto ascertain what it said
about the matter. Thp result of their
•study to know what it taught on baptism,
led efc'or seven of them to exorcise, faith
•in'the Word of God, and in Christ, and
now they are rejoicing in the Saviour.
Muggins says Job’s turkey. was
fit, compared with an old gbbler he shot,
, last week, pn the Devil’s Fork. vCfijp£ was
|p light it jlodgcd in ’’the wr, ftad
to get a pole fo ktfock it'dowhT; ;
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editors and proprietors.
Gough on Water.
The following is one of Gough’s apes*
trophes to Water. Its beauty, however,
becomes more conspicuous when recited
by the world tenowned lecturer:—
tl Water I 0, bright, beantifhl water for
me. .Water! heaven-gifted, earth-bless
ing, flower-loving water! It was the drink
of Adam in the purity of his Eden homej
it mirrored back the beauty of Eve in her
unblushing toilet; it wakens to life again
.the crushed and fading flower; it cools
oh, how gratefully, the parched tongue of
the invalid; it falls down tons in pleas
ant showers from its home with the glit
tering stars; it descends to us in feathery
storms of snow; it smiles in glittering
dew-drops at (he glad birth of morning;
it clusters in great (ear-drops at night
over the grave of those we love; its name
is wreathed in strange, bright colors by
the shnset cloud; its name is breathed by
the dying soldier, far away on the torrid
field of battle; .it paints old forts and tur
rets from a gorgeous easel upon your win
ter windows; it clings npon the brandies
of trees in frost work of delicate beauta;
it dwells in the icicles; it lives in the
mountain glacier; it forms the vapory
ground-wojk oPQ n which God paints the
rainbow ; it gashes in pearly streams from
the gentle hillside; it nukes glad the sunny
vales; it murmurs cheerful songs in the
ear of the humble cottager; it answers
back the. smiles of happy children; ;t
kisses the pure cheek of the water liUy;
it wanders like a vein of melton silver
away, away to the distant sea. Oh, bright,
beautiful, health-inspiring, heart-gladden
ing water. Everywhere around us dweil
eth thy meek: presence; twin angel sister
of all that is good and precious here; in
the wild forest, on the glassy plain, slum
bering in the bosom of the lonely moun
tain, sailing with view-wings through the
humming air, floating over us in curtains
of more than regal splendor, home of the
healing when his wings bend to the
woes of this fallen world.
0, water far me. bright water for me t
And wine for the trembling debaaohee.
Spirit of »TO.
When the nows offthe foil of Tioonda*
roga reached Exeter, John- langdon, who
was speaker of the provincial legislature
of New Hampshire, then in session, seeing
the public credit exhausted and 'his com*
patnots discouraged, rose and said :
, n 1 have a thousand dollars in hard mo*
Wi !M»d X w»U pledge my plate for thm
thpdsnnd n?om: 1 have seventy hpgshiijmb
of Tobago rtua j which shall bo sold ibt the
most it will bring. These are at the ser
vice of the State.. : If wo succeed in de
fending bur firesides and our homes
may be remunerated; if not the property
will be of no value to mo. Our old friend
Stark, who so*nobly' defended the honor
of our State at the battle of Bunker Hill,
may safely be trusted with the conduct of
the enterprise, and will check the prog
ress of Burgoyno.”
It is. well known that fcoin this noble
offer, sprung that little gallant army of
Sharks, that covered itself with glory at
Bennington. Such are the. deeds the*
make our history Tuneeable and consecrate
the revolnticm. ’ '. r^y
r 4®* A of Norfolk, Ta., had?
a finp.negro,’towhpm He gave the privi
lege' of mring|himself out, and keeping
one-half the wages; A short time Since,
the negro came home to his master, to tell
Him that the man' for whom he had been
working, wL&e<r;tobuy him, and would
giye thirteen hundred dollars for him. -
“Well, 5 ’ said his master, u what of that?
I don't wish to sell.”
'.? v “ But, you see, massa,” said Sam, “ I’se
bed a cough some time, and 'specs I'm.
gwine into deaumption. I don’t 'spec I
shall last inore'n two or three years, and.
F like to take dat man in 1”
BSt» Henry Ward Beecher is great at
taking up collections. At the old John
Street Churchy on one Occasion, they
wanted to inake an extrh raise. Mr.
Beecher eloquently addressed ' the new
converts,'.and finally asked those who had
experienced religion in that church, tp
hold up their right baud. Nearly all the
right hands were raised instantaneously.
“ Now,” says Mr,Beechcr, 11 put that hand
in your pocket when the plate is passed
Small Bonnets and Neuralgia.—
The new spring bonnets, says a lounger of
Broadway, continue worn on the oyster
shell pattern, small and rounded at the
cheeks. Eminent medical men attribute
the great increase among women, Of neur
algia, tic dolorcux, loss of sight, and great
suffering in thejear, to this fashion_of ex
cessively smairbonnets, which dress the
nock instead of the head.
Editorial Casuistry.—4* EomisyJ.
yania editor says; “Somebody brought
one bottle of |our water into Our office,
with a request to T notice it as lemon beer.
If Esau wp green enough to sell his birtb
right for . a ofnotmge,'
’ prove that we will tell a tohr a!ullmgl{o
tor five cents.”.
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