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v rnino. March 2U, 1853,
CHILD AND THE MOURNERS.
a t CliliflLlS XACKAT
A at a littl nd e c
cha hild nted cheerily beneath the tree
k lade song, a pleasant song,
'Much was--she sang wall day long—
Who t he wind, blow s the blossoms fall ;
But a good God reigns over all."
There passed a lady by the way,
Moaning In the face of day ;
There were tears upon her cheek
Gne in her heart too great to speak
Ter husband died but yester.morn,
AD.; :eft her in the world forlorn.
Simstopped and listened to the child
That looked in heaven, and singing, smiled ;
And saw not for her own despair,
Another lady, young and (air,
Who also passing. stopped to hear 1
The infant's anthem ringing clear.
For she but few sad Jays (Afore
Had 15. r the little babe she bore;
Anil Grief was heavy at her soul
As that sweet memory o er her stole,
And showed how bright had been the Past,
The present drear and overcast.
And an they stood beneath the tree
LiNtening, soothed and placidly,
A youth came by, whose sunken eyes
t.pake of a load of miseries ;
And he, arrested like the twain,
Stopped and listened to the strain.
Death had bowed the youthfulhad
Of his bride beloved, his bridrldfted ;
Her marriage robes were fitted on,
Her fair young face with blushes shone,
When the destroyer smote her low, .
And changed her lover's bliss to woe.
And these three listened to the song
sd•nr•toned, and sweet and strong,
11 hlch that child, the livelong day,
Chanted to itself in play :.
• IA hen the wind blows the blossoms fall,
list a good God reigns over all."
The whlow's lips impulsive moved :
The mo.her's grief, tho' unreproved,
:tened, a , . her trembling tongue
Repealed what the Intant sung•;
,And the Fad lover, with a start,
Cannel It over to hia heart.
Ant thoilzh the child—if child it were,
ri.,l a seraph bitong there—
tt as seen no more, the - sorrowing three
Went on their way r esignedly, .
The song ringing in their ears—
Wasu moat of the hpheres
hu shall tell! They did not know,
But in the midst' of deepest woe
The strain recurred when sorrow grew,
warm them, and console thern.loo :
When the wind blows the blossoms fall,
But a pod God reigns over all."
From Gleaman's Pictorml.
TIDE FEMALE BANDIT.
ST LiCUTENINT MURRAY
Haden ilme there reigned a beautiful young
.ter , in Porh.zal, who was no lees romantic than
At an early age called todischarge reepon•
ILrie, of the throne, the brought to the chair
, ae. a • trengih of mind and a power of ju•lg.
rial placed her.councillors often at fault, and
Inumphantly through many trying sconet,
eme - gencies As pure in character as she was
person, she was possessed of the most
raven(lq courage and strong in C 011,960114 purity
Altpn . .e. She ventured where others might well
re he-oa . el t‘ei%ire they advanced. In snort,
w.i, a yieen in every sense of the word.
A. 'he tune to which we refer Portugal, as well
was • vertun by predatory bands of rob
ban t,t t - against whom the efforts of the
~vetetit proved utterly powerless These bands,
-3,n; well the power of combination, and in
.... ;.:at an oran ized: connection between them
eles was their own salvation, became knit togeth.
bonds of common interest, and. were so
(ably united and so well disciplined, that gov
:menl was actually at a loss how to proceed
rit them. The regular soldiers were tired of
n;Zer the guerilla style that was necessary
~,cff warfare, and threatened open revolt it
i , a,,:nt again duo the service against the banditti
Iti:ters were m this condition at the time our
'3 commences, and into one of the mountain
:;e,irs of the robbers we wish to conduct the lea ?
wtile ue introduce some of our principal char-
I: was in the latter part of a clear summer's day •
sun was warming, with its genial rays, a par
alty-cleated spot on the mountain side, near the
twit oFMayence. The spot was an area of some
:-ee or four acres, and about its grounds were
„seine, carelessly, a score or two of brigands.—
last of them bearing their arms about their person,
keep' lhe short carbine, common to that period,
they were stacted together in a pile before the
'ranee of what appeared a rude cave, half natu•
~ halt artificial, over the door of which appeared
tilde crucifix and a niche enclosing a group of
la the foreground there sat upon a stone a young
railer, who seemed to be chatting quite indiffer
k,ty with one whose dress betokened him eh" of
sae rude mountaineers. A glance showed that
Le vas a prisoner there, for just before him lay his
t ahl.e, the contenttcquite gone, and different
te mLery at the troop were rogeling themselves
gars of qualm too fire a brand to have crime
'' o their Possession by any ordinary course of
"L "' Though the cavalier was a prisoner, yet he
tee med to accommodate himself to circumstances,
izd very Philosophically made the best of his situa.
2 . He wee a fine, manly-looking fellow and
4 , ;.it 4 :mistakable signs of a gentleman.
THE ...BRADFORD REPORTER.
" How long do you propose to detain me r ask
ed die cavalier of his captor.
" Until_ our leader, the lair Inmate, shall arrive."
" A woman ! does a• woman lead you '!"
y es. ii
" That is strange t"
" Not at all " •
" Does she lead you in your predatory excur
"No ; but governs us. Her wish is law."
" And how many do you number ?"
" This immediate band numbers but half a hun
dred, but all the mauntaineers of Portugal are leagu.
ed together, and she is mistress of tie league."
" This is strange! I shall look wan not a little
interest far her arrival. No less on account of her
self than my own prospects of release."
"No doubt she will release you. She always
does that, but leaves the plunder to us."
t. Singular ! Who is this mistress of theban
" None know, save that she has gained the con
trol of us all."
As the dusk of evening began to shroud the sky,
there came into the open area a couple of horses
and riders. They proved to be a lady and a single
male attendant. The contrast between the two
was marked. The woman was young, polite, and
beautiful ; tier attendant, a man of some lorty years
was of extraordinary strength, and stern, fearless
bearing, and even beside those of the band where
he dismourited, he looked as though he-might have
mastered a score of them single-handed.
All rose as the lady dismounted, and shouted,
4 ' Our mistress Inizilla ! Long life to our loved mis
Waving a kindly response to them, she approach
ed the leader, and taking him one side, learned the
particulars of the capture of the prisoner. Then
turning to him, she told him in the sweetest voice
he ever listened to, that he should soon be placed
at liberty again, but that it would be necessary for
him to remain a prisoner until the morrow, when
he should depart once more on his way.
Don Heranzo was a noble spanish cavalier who
hid travelled and seen much of the world, and yet
he gazird upon the beautiful woman before him as
thoughlbe had never seen one so lovely.
Do you not fear to be among such people as
these ?" he asked of het.
" Feai ?"
" I fear nothing sir," she said, touching signio.
cently the jeweled hilt of her stiletto. " And then
these people are my lriends ; they would risk life
and limb to serve me "
'• But lady, your beauty, eo extraordinary—"
" Nay, nay, sir, you are complimentary."
" Oily honest, I assure you ; fur till this hour I
never beheld one—"
" Tot, tut, that will do for the present," inter
rupted the lady, holding up her riding whip, hall
'.exed, half pleased at his words .
Presently a rude„supper was prepared, and while
Inizilla's seat was placed by itself, and her repast
arranged alone, the rest of the band threw them
selves upon the green sward and partook of their
supper. Inviting him to juin her, the mistress of
the robbers talked pleasantly and most agreeably
to Don Heranzo until astonished at her intelligence
no less than Ler beauty, be felt the momeuls glid
ing with lightning speed.
In vein were tits entreaties to induce her to aban
don the mode of life she followed. He.told her tie
was bat a humble Spanitilt cavalier, but that if she
would swear upon the cross to leave the wild asso
ciates about her, and be his tankful wife, he would
bind himself to her upon the spot.
" How dare you thus propose to one whom you
do not know V' she asked.
" I know that no deceit could lurk beneath those
eyes," he replied ; "+ that no guile could be bar
holed in that bosorn,-or cruelty find a resting place
in your heart."
t• You hare known me but three hours."
And would bind yonrse;l to one for life, when
you find me engaged with such associates "
y es !,
" It is strange," she replied, musing to herself
" tfut there is a plies set upon my head.'•
" I care not, I will protect you, and in some other
land lead you into that class of society you were
born to ornament."
A gratified smile overspread her features, but
still she replied : 41 This cannot be, or at least we
must talk no more of it now—to-morrow, perhaps,
we shall meet again. Whither do you travel l"
" To Lipbori."
"'Tis well. Now, sir, good night."
" One token of retnernPraripe," asked Don Her
,4 I have nothing unless it be this cali," she re.
plied : unscrewing a silver whistle from her tiding
whip and handed it to him.
Thecavalter took the token with thanks and did
not fail to kiss the little hand that presented it.
Qn the morrow when he awoke, his horse stood
at the entrance of the cave, ready for his departure .
His valise was there, too, with the contents return
ed, all save the cigars that had been consumed.
" How is it that I find my . property restored 1" he
wilted of the chief.
" Our mistress ordered it."
" Indeed l"
" Yes, it is often her way."
" Cad I see her 1"_
4 ' She departed last night."
" Where has she gone 1"
"I know not. Her movements are all secret
sudden, and untraceable as those of the°wintl."
gi Well adieu, captain, and thanks for my night's .
Baying which, the cavalier mounted his horse
and was soon wending his way down the mountain
par* towards tostxm.
Don Hammy, after passing a few days m the
Capital, found himself quite miserable. He could
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think of nothing but the beautiful female robber, in
the mountain pass. He was dull, stupid ; and
those to whom he had brought letters in Lisbon,
set him down as either crazy or half.witted ant: felt
relieved that he sought their society no more than
he did. At last he resolved to seek the robber's re
treat in the mountains, and strive again to see one
who had Ito completely bewitched him.
With this purpose he once more sought out the
path, and finally reached the cave ; but the robbers
were gone. They rarely occupied one spot any
great length of time, and had been gone from this
for many days. Disappointed and unhappy the
cavalier turned his steps towards the capital. He
had proceeded but a short half league on his way,
when there dashed across the road by a by path,
the figure of a horsewoman followed by a male at.
tendard. The cavalier was but a moment in dis
covering that the lady was she whom he sought,
and dashing the spurs into his horse's aides, be soon
" Au, Don Heranzo," she said gaily, " What
brings you again into the meuntainv.",
" Lady, shall .1 tell you : truly I"
" Indeed, yes."
" Your own bright self then—naught else, be
"Where did you expect to see me 1"
" At the cave were I first met you."
" I am seldom long in one place," she replied.
" But I have found you now, and am doubly re
paid for my trouble."
The lady who had drawn up her horse and was
walking slowly by the side of Don lieranzo, look
ed thoughtful for a few moments and then said :
" I am deeply engaged just at this time, Don
Heranzo, and must beg you to leave me—another
time and I w ill—
" But, lady, 1 find myself already miserable un
less with you. Pray do nut let me again lose sight
of one who—"
•t Yes. I know very well what you would say,
but it is impossible for me to be longer with you,
so you must turn your horse the other way, and I
promise you at another time that I will meet you
on more agreeable terms."
" Lad), I know not the reason why, but feel in=
stactly the inclination to obey your wishes though
so averse to my own. I shill' leave you, but will
you not say where I can meet yoo ? This doubt,
this not knowing where to address you, where to
find yt u in any emergency, is too painful for melt)
" I will find the means for our meeting; enough;
•• Lady, I obey, however unpleasant it be for
me," replied the cavalier, turning his horse's head
in the opposite direction.
" Stay, Don Heranzo, I like your promptness."
As she said L his, ehe ungloved her right hand and
held a towards him. The cavalier dismounted
quickly, pressed it tenderly to his lips, mounted
once more, waved his cap in farewell, and dashed
off towards Lisbon.
The neat morning there paraded in tLe streets oi
the capital a large placard on which it was derail.
ed that certain large robberies had taken place, and
one in particular which was named ; arid that it
was believed that a woman was at the head of the
robbers ; indeed that aflaira had assumed eo pecu
liar a condition that any information which could
be rendered to the government concerning the late
operation of the banditti, or a description ever so
triflirg given concerning the woman who seemed
to act as the chief of the robbers, was of theLutmoe t
importance and value, and a princely sum was off
ered for any such information.
When Don Heratizo read this, he knew full well
to whom it referred. But though the sum offered
fur a description of her whom only yeeternight he
had seen and conversed with would have filled his
purse wilh plenty yet he only trembled for fear
someone would be able to give such information
as would lead to her detection and arrest.
Scarcely had he dined, before he was arrested by
a file of government soldiers and thrown into pris.
on, where the head of the police called upon him
and declared that he was a suspected person. In
vain did he offer to produce his lett ers 01 introduc
tion to show who he was. Nothu►o seemed to sat
isly the officials.
Filially alter a couple of days passed here it was
made known,to him that the government had cer
tain proof of his having been 111 the robber's quar
ter voluntarily, and also of -his having more than
once met the leader of the banditti, who was a wo
man. When thus charged with these facts, he was
too chivalrous in his disposition to deny them, and
frankly acknowledged them to be trite. This seem
ed to implicate him deeply, and his own evidence
condemned him. His motives in thus voluntarily
seeking out the robbers' abode were demanded ;
but without betraying hie love he could not divulge
this, and therefore refused to speak.
In vain were all the threats by the officers and
the threatened sentence of death by the queen it
he did not speak out. At last, finding their efforts
in vain, a free pardoh was offered him provided he
would write out a fair description of the personal
appearance of the woman who led the banditti, that
.he might be brought to justice. Though suffering
front the damp of the prison, the miserable fare
and the prospect of even death itself, the young oav•
slier stoutly refused, and at last told the govern.
men: official that he might save himself further
trouble, for no earthly force could make hint di•
vulge aught of the woman to whom they reterred•
Still another day elapsed, and he was summon
ed before the queen and her council, doubtless to
receive his sentence of death.
It was a proud and stately presence that he was
ushered into ; and after some unimportant prelimi
naries and business arrangements, Her Majesty's
privy council informed Don Heranzo that the grea t
league'of the banditti bad been completely broken
up, that they had received a free pardon at the
hands of Her Majesty and had been enrolled into
the service of government, that there no longer ex.
fisted any organized opposition to the government;
but still it was a profound secret what mind had so
controlled the robbers, and who h was that had
acted as their mistress, a person as little known to
the robbers themselves—save for her good council
and munificence—as she was to the councillor him
self, tat it was very important for the government
to know and buret out this woman, not to harm her,
but that she too might enjoy 'the general pardon,
and be induced to exert her powers in some more
virtuous and worthy channel. The privy council
then snowed the cavalier as there no longer exist
el any anxiety as regarded her safety that he might
speak and be himself free.
" I I kiedesired to be known,' replied Don Her.
anzo, " she would have sought the general pardon,
graciously granted by the queer.."
I. Perhaps she does not understand its import"
" I cannot speak for her," replied the cavalier,
" but she has trusted me, and no power shall make
me open my lips about her Though, truth to say,
my lord, I can give you no reliable information
A wave of the green's hand cleared the room
of all save the privy councillor.
" My lord," she said, " you may also retire.—
We would be alone with the prisoner."
Scarcely had the door closed behind the council•
for when he majesty rose, and throwing back the
veil from her time and turned towards Don Heranzo
" By m) hope of grace, but this is no other than
the female bandit!'
" Hubh, Don Heranzo!"
" I am all amazement!"
" I wonder not. You and one faithful follower
are the only two beings who know 'stadia and
Maratina the queen, to be the same. Your stead•
tastuess, your honor and Willfulness have made
me your friend. It has been more me than my
councillor who have urged you this. I would prove
one who had pleased me so well at first. Hence
forth Dun Heranzo, you are my friend!'
" Your majesty overwhelms me with honor," he
replied. " But what possible object could you have
in the seeming life you lea I"
" All efforts to break up the robbers had failed,
I resolved to learn their setters, to be their true
friend and finally reconcile them to the law. This
I hare succeeded in doing, though my secret must
remain sacred. To you I need hardly say this. I
have found you actuated by true honor."
A slight pause took place.
" But why do you look ?so sad, Dun Heranzol"
asked the queen.
Your majes . y, I am sad that I find you so far
above me now that I can never hope. As a wan
dering mountaineer, I loved you, would have wed
ed you ; but a queen of Portugal, your majesty
sees at once, what a change comes over the spirit
oh my dream."
" Dun Heranzo," said her majesty, " I hate
t aken care in the short interim of our acquaintance
to learn who you are. I have te•ted your personal
good qualities—l need say no more." As she
spoke, her hand, the same he had kissed in the
mountains, was extended too ards him and pressed
to hi 9 lips.
Don Heranzo was neatly a year in passing thro'
the various grades of honor near the throne until he
filled the post at privy councillor, and ere the close
of a twelve month, the pope sanctioned a union
between the young cavalier, who was prisoner in
the mountain pass, - and the 144 two ransomed his
property trom the banditti.
The 19iti of January, 1810, was a day the intent?
coldness of which will long be remembered by
those who experienced.its rigor. Those who were
not out of doors, but had resched an age rendering
them capable of retaining impressions then receiv.
ed, have, doubtless, a recollection of occurrences
taking place around them. The evening previous
was as mild as those we have ben favored with in
such numbers this winter but in the night the
wind changed, the air suddenly became cold, and
the mercury in less than sixteen hours descended
to 13 0 below zero. A boistorous wind prevailed,
by which trees, and, in some cases, houses were
blown down, and the day became memorable in
New England as" the Cold Friday. Ilere in Con
cord, so near as our recollection serves, there was
very going Irom place to place. Farmers pil
ed on the wood, and attended to their cattle, and
that was about all for the day. In this village,
such as went to the nuightors, or to a store, upon
errands which ceuld not be deferred, sped over the
ground lie squirrels, and were fortunate if they
returned with no flesh frozen by the intensity of the
From Vol. V. of the New Hampshire Historical
Society's Collections, the hallowing account is taken
of an occurrence on that day In the town of San.
" On Friday morning, the 19th of January, Mr
Jerome Ellsworth, of Sanbornton, fluting the cold
very severe, rose about an hour before sunrise. h
was but a short time before some part of his house
was burst in by the wind. Being apprehensive that
the whole house would soon be demolished, and
that the lives of the family were in great jeopardy,
Mrs. Ellsworth, with her youngest child, whom
she had addressed, went into the cellar, leaving
the two. other children in the bed. Her husband
undertook to go to the nearest neighbor, which was
in a north direction, for assistance, but the wind
was so strong against him that he found it impract
icable. He then set out fur Mr. David Brown's the
nearest house in another direction, at the di.tance
of a quarter of a mile. He reached thereabout sun
rise, his feeteing considerably frozen, and he so
overcome by the cold, that both he and Mr. Brown
thought it too hazardous for hint to return. But Mr
Brown went with his horse and sleigh with all pos
sible speed to save the . woman and children from
When he arrived at the house he found Mrs.
klilsworth and one child in the cellar, and the oth.
er children in bed, their clothes having been blown
away by the wind, so that they could not ha dresas
ed. Mr Brown Fut a bed into the sleigh and Om
ed the three children anon it, and covered them
with the bedclothes. Mrs. E., also got into the
sleigh. They had proceeded only sis or eight rods
before the sleigh was blown over, and the children
bed and covering were scattered by the wind. Mrs
Ellsworth held.the horse, while Mr. Brown collect
ed the children and bed. and placed them in the
sleigh again. She then concluded to walk, but be
fare she reached Mr. Browns's house, she was so
benumbed by the cold, that she sank down to the
ground, finding it impoisible to walk any further.
At first she concluded she'must pet ish, but stimela
ted by a hope of escape, she made another effort
by crawling on her hands and knees, in which man
ner she reached her husband, but so altered in her
looks that he did not at first k:lowi her. His a u aie
ty for hischildten led him twice to conclude to go
to their assistance ; but the earnest importunities of
his wife, who supposed he would periA, and that
she should survive but a short time, prevented him
Mr. Brown having placed the children in the
sleigh a second time, had proceeded but a few rods
when the sleigh was blown over and torn to piec
es, and the children driven to some distance. He
then collected them once more, laid them on the
bed and covered them ; and then called fur t,el l ),
but to no pnrpose. Knowing that the children roust
soon perish in that situation, and being pirrced to
the hea.t by their distressing shrieks, he wrapped
them all in a coverlet and attempted to carry them
on his shoulder, but was soon blown down and the
children seperated flom him by the violence of the
wind. Finding it impossible to carry them all, he
left the youngest, the one who happened to be
dressed, placing it by the side of a large log. He
then attempted to carry the other two, but was soon
stopped as before. He then took them one under
r each arm, with nn other clothing than their shirts,
and in this way, though blown down every few.
rod 4, he arrived at his house, after being absent
about two hours. The children, though fioze.n stiff
were alive, but died within a few mir.utes.
Brown's hands and feet were badly frozen, and he
was so much chilled and exhausted as to be into,
ble to return lot the child left behind.
The.rind continued its severity, and tto neighbor
railed until the afternoon, when there was every
reason to be live the child left was dead. Towards
souse!, a physician and some other neighbors hav•
in; arrived, some of whom went in search of the
other child, which was found and brought in (lead.
The lives of the parents were saved, but they were
Mi. Brown, we are informed by a gentleman of
Sanbontton, lived until a few years ago, but never
recovered from the effects of that day He became
nearly or quite blind, and continued thus an lung
as be lived.
The Governor's Bedfellow.
Among the many ludicrous mistakes and newt
fences which have been related as growing out ol
the extreme plainness and simplicity of the - dress,
appearance, habits and tastes of Thomas Chitten.
den, the that Governor of Vermont, the following
was told us by one of the Governor's contempora
ries many years ago, and subsequently by another,
with so much mitimeness as to remove at once all
doubts of its authenticity:
One tall, when the Legislature was to meet at
Norwich, we think it was the Governor, who lived
in Will/61011, took it into his head to go on foot to
his post of offiicial duty, a distance of about eight
Accordingly, making up his pack lies larted
off on foot and alone to his destination, and brought
up at night at the log house ol a new settler, into
which he entered and craved lodging for the welt.
Well, stranger," said the settler in reply, after
eyeing the new comer an instant, " we harn't
much to eat, and one bed for myselt and wile, but
you look as if you might put up wi h a dish of bieail
and milk, and sleep on the floor without hurtirg
Oh, certainly," said thc Governor, " as hungry
and tired as 1 am, with a night so dark as this vr ith
out, 1 shall be thankful even at that,"
In pursuance of this arrangement, the Goveri.o.,
without making himself known, partook of the
meal, oamped down on the floor with his pack fir
a pillow, and was soon buried in sleep.
• During the night there was a driving shower,
which though it did not awaken any of the bald
sleepers within, was yet so severe est° rout an ohl
sow, with a litter of pigs, from .their nest in the
'yard; when the tentless animals, in search of dry
er quarters, began rooting the door, which she at
length forced open wide enough for an entrance,
and coming in lay down, with her well washed lit
ter, by the side of the still u..awakened Governcr,
who snored on till day light, when he awoke, and
for the first time became aware of the presence of
hie bed fellows. He did not disturb diem, howev
er, or his humane entertainers, but silently strap
ping on his pack and leaving a hall crown for hie
lodgings, on the table, proceeded on his journey.
The settler was considerably mortified when he
arose and saw how matters had been, but thonght
not much about it till two days after, when having
concluded to go himself to'• Lectiun," and having
reached the place just as the ceremenies were com
mencing, who should he see at the head of the pin
cession, but the same plain looking foot-pad who
had tared so oddly a his house.
" Who—what is that man walking there with
the big-bugs in fund?" he asked of an acquain
" Why don't you know I' That's the Governor:
The Governer.' Goy. Chntentleri
" Yes, but what is there about him that thsturb6
you so much,"
" Oh. nothing only a strange oireumstam e—and
by the hokey! what will my wife say,",
4 , Why, what is it ?" .
Well, considering, I guess if the Governor
don't tell on't I wont!'
And he did not, said our informant, but the Got.
error did, and had many a liharty laugh *boot it.
Walter Scott's Advice to hisSas
" 1 cat not too much impress upon .out mind
hat labor is the con lition that God has imposed on
us in every station of-life. There is nothing worth
having that can be had without it, horn the bread
which the pea.ant wins by the sweat of lus broW,
'u the sports with which the rich man gets tid otitis
ennui The only difference betwixt them is, the
poor roan laborsto get a dinner to appease his sp.
peti e.—the rich man to get an appetite for his din
" As for knowledge, it can no more be planted
in the human mind, wiliout Ir bor, thin a held of
wheat can be produced willow the previous use of
the plow. There is, indeed, this great difference,
that chance or cithamisiauces may so cause it that
another shall reap what the tirmer sows : but nu
man can be dept iced, whether by accident or ads
!intone, of the fruits of his own studies ; and the
liberal and extended acquisitions of knowledge
which he makes all for his own use. Labor,there
tore, my dear boy, and improve the time. In yuub
our steps are light anti contemptible, our tartest
will be chaff, and the wilder of our old age owe
spected and desolate.
" Again : Read, my dear sin, read, and read
that which ra usetul. Mel diners from birds and
beasts, because he has the means of availing him
self of the knowledge aoquired by his predecess•
or. The swallow builds the same beet which i s
father anti mother briilt ; and the sparrow does not
improve by the experience of its parents. The sun
of the learned pig, if it had one, would be a mere
brote_fit only to make bacon of It is not so with
the human race Our ancestors lodged in caves
anti wigwam•, where we construct palaces for the
rich, and 'comfortable dwellings for the poor ; t lid
why is this, but because our eye is enabled to look
back upon the past, to improve upon out ancestors'
improvements, and . to atoid their errors 1 This
can only be done by studying history, and compar
ing it with passing eve.ds.
JOHN RANDOLPH Ovroorie —Of the many emus•
ing anecdotes of this eccentric man of Roanoke,
we do not believe the following was ever before in
He was tr tveling through a part of Virginia in
which he was acquai•ded—duritrg the meantime,
he etopped during the night at an bin near the
tolLa of the road The Lin-keeper war a fine old
getilleman, and no doubt one at the firs: families of
the Ohl Dtiminion. Knowing who his distinguish
ed guest was, he endeavored during the evening to
draw him into conversation, but failed in all his el , -
Mits. But in the morning when Mr. Randolph was
ready to man he called for his bill, which, on being
presented, was paid. The landlord, still anxious
to have some conversation with him, began as lot.
~ Which way are you havelling, Mr. Rand-
olph 1 '
" Sir!" said Mr. Randolph, war a look of
" I asked," said the landlord, " IA hien w•ay we
you travelling !'
►lave I paid
.7ou my bill 1"
" Do I owe you anything more 1"
if N o .n
" Well, I'm going just where I please—do you
'The landlord by this time got s omewhat excited
r.ntl Mr. Randolph drove off. But, to the landlord's
surprise, in a few minutes the servant returned to
inquire for his master, which of the forks of the
raatl to takr. M . Randolph not being, out, of hear•
n distance. the landlord spoke at the lop of his
breath, " Mr. Randolph you dunk owe the ono
ceo ;:jmt take ishub. road you clears "
It is said that the air turned blue, with the curses
Goon Armor-- Keep good coml.-any..
Never be idle.
If your hands cannot be usefully employed, at
tend In the cultivation of your mind.
Always speak the truth.
MAke few protnisea.
When you speak to a person, look him in the
Good company and gooJ conversation are the
very sinews of virtue.
Goo.l character is above all things el -e.
Your character cannot be essentially injured ex-
cept by your own Rota.
If any one speak+ evil oFyou, lot your life Dego
that none will believe him.
Drink no hind of intosicaing !ignore.
Ever live (misfortune. excepted) within your
When you re•ire to bed, think over what you
have did (luting 'he day.
Earn money before you spend it.
Never speak evil at any one.
Never play at a game of druice.
Be ju,t before you are onerous.
" Ma, ie Righieousnees good to eal r
" No toy cbikl,but why do yoneak such a goes.
" Because the Bible Fay', happy are they who
hunger and thirst after It.ghteonsnesa."
A couple of men were hung In New York, last
week, and a barber was sent for to shave them, pre.
paratury to the service, for which he charged twen ,
rfive dollars. This may be cor.sidired as a great
shave on a small scale.
" Why do you set your cup of coffee upon the
chair, Itlr Jones!". 6 ' It is so weak ma'am," re.
plied Mr Jones demurely, " I thought I would let
A lawyer out weat recently inserted the follow.
ing advertisement : " To be sold, t3l suits at law,
the property 01 an eminent attorney about to go to
California Sclie—The chews are rich and cbstinate.