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OJE DOLLAR PER ANNUM INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
Thursday Morning, June 23. 1859.
BUILDING UPON THE SAND
BY ELIZ t. COOK.
"Tis well to woo, 'tis well to wed, ! 1
For so the world has done I j
Since myrtles grew, and roses blew, j j
And morning brought the sun.
But have a care, ye young and fair,
Be sure ye pledge with truth ;
Be certain that your love will wear
Beyond the days of youth. j .
For if ye give not heart for heart, j I
As well as hand for hand. | '
You'll find you've played the " unwise *' part,
And " built upon the sand." ;
'Tis well to save, 'tis well to have,
A goodly store of gold,
And hold enough of sbiuiug stuff,
For charity is cold. j <
But place not all you r hopes and trust ; •
In that the deep mine brings ;
We cannot live on yellow dust
Unmixed with purer things.
And he who piles up wealth alone.
Will ofteu have to stand
Beside his coffer chest and own
'Tis '• built upon the sand."
'Tis good to speak in kindly guise,
And soothe whate'er we can ;
For speech should bind the human uiind.
And love link man to man.
But stay not at the gentle words,
la.-t deeds with language dwell ;
The one who pities starving birds.
Should scatter crumbs as well.
The mercy that is warm and true,
Must lend a helping hand.
For those who talk, yet fail to do,
But " build upon the sand."
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[From the Atlantic Monthly.]
A FEW MINES FROM A TRIE HISTORY.
CONCLUDED FROM LAST WEEK.
Front that time she maintained ontward
calmness, while in his presence ; ar.d her in
ward uneasiness was indicated only by a fond
ness, more clinging than ever. Whenever she
parted from him, she kept him lingering, and
lingering on the threshold. Ishe followed him 1
to the road : she kissed her hand to him til!
lie was out of sight ; and then her tears flowed
unrestrained, ller mind was filled with the
idea that she should be carried away from the
home of her childhood, as she had been by the
rough Mr. Jackson—that she should become
the slave of that bad man, and never, never
see Alfred again. " Bat I can die," she often
said to herself, aud she resolved in her mind
various means of suicide, in case the worst
Madame Lahasse did not desert lier in her
misfortune. Sue held frequent consultations
with Mr. Helper and his friends, and continu
ally brought messages to keep up her spiiiis.
A dozen times a day, she reported.
At last the dreaded day arrived. Mr. Help
er had persuaded Alfred to appear to yie'd to
necessity, and keep completely ont of sight. He
consented, because Loo Loo had said <he could
not go through with the sccue, il iie were pres
cnt ; and, moreover, he was afraid to trust to
his own nerves and temper. They conveyed
her to the auction-room, where she stood trem
bling among a group of slavos of all ages aud
all colors, from the iron black to the highest
brown. She wore her simple dress, without
ornament of any kind. When they placed her
on the stand, she held her veil dowu with a
close, nervous grasp.
" Come show us your face," said the auctiou
cer. " Folks don't like to buy a pig iu a poke, I
Seeing that >he stood perfectly still with her
head lowered upon her brea>t, he untied the
bonnet, pulled it off rudely, and held up her
face to public view. There was a murmur ol
" Show your teeth," said the auctioneer.—
But .-he only compressed her mouth more firm- <
lv. Alter trying iu vain to coax her, he ex
" Never mind, gentlemen. She's got a string
of per Is inside them coral hps of hern. No use
tryiu' to trot her out. She's a Utile sot up, ye
see. iih being made much of. Look at her,
gentlemen ! Who can blame her for beiu' a
I t proud? She's a fust-rate, fancy article.—
Before lie had time to repeat the question.
Mr. Grossman said, iu a loud voice, " Fifteen
A voice from the crowd called out, "Eight
"Two thousand," shouted Mr. Grossman.
" Two thousand two huudred," said another
"Two thousand live hundred," exclaimed
" Two thousand eight hundred," said the in
The prize was now completely given op to
the two competitors : and the agent, excited
by the roa'est. went beyoud his orders, untii
be bid so high as four thousand two hundred
" Four thousand live hundred," exclaimed 1
the cot tun broker.
There was no use in contending with him.— j
lie a,i, evidently willing to stake ail his for
tune upon victory.
" Gon.g | Going ! Going P repeated the j'
XuCtioaeer, slowly. There was a brief pam>e, i i
curing which every pulsation in Loo Loo's i
I' dy setmed to stop. Theu she heard the j
terrible words, "Gone for four thousand five i i
dollars ! Gone to Mr Grossman !" ii
1 htj led her t3 a beach at the other side of'
THE BRADFORD REPORTER.
the room. She sat there, as still as a marble
statue, and almost as pale. The sudden ces
sation of excited hope had so stunned her that
she could not think. Everything seemed dark
and reeling around her. In a few minutes,
Mr. Grossman was at her side.
" Come, my beauty," said he. " The car
riage is at the door. If you behave yourself,
you shall be treated like a queen. Come, my
lie attempted to take her hand, but his
touch aroused her from her lethargy ; spring
ing at him, like a wild cat, she gave him a
blow in the face that made him stagger—so
powerful was it, iu the vehemeuce of her dis
trust and anger.
llis coaxing tones changed instantly.
" We don't allow niggers to put on such
airs," he said. " I'm your master. You've
got to live with me ; aud you may as well make
up your mind to it first as last."
lie glowered at her savagely for a moment ;
and drawing from his pocket an embroidered
slipper, he added :
" Ever since 1 piehed up this pretty thing,
I've been determined to have you. I expect
ed to be obliged to wait till Noble got tired of
you, and wanted to make up with another
wench ; but I've bad better luck than I ex
At the sight of that gift of Alfred's in bis
hated band, at the sound of thosecoarse words,
so different from his respectful tenderness, her
pride broke down, and tears welled forth.—
Looking up in his stern face, she suid, in tones
of the deepest pathos :
" Oh, Sir, have pity on a poor uufortnuate
girl ! Don't persecute me !"
" Persecute you?" he replied. " No, indeed,
my charmer ! If you'll be kind to me, I'll
treat you like a princess."
He tried to look loving, but the expression
was utterly revolting. Twelve years of unbri
dled sensuality had rendered his countenance
even more disgusting than it was when he
shocked Alfred's youthful soul by his tain
about " Duncan's handsome wench."
" Come, my beauty," he continued, persua
sively, " I'm glad to see you in a bad temper.
Come with me, and behave yourself."
She curled her lip scornfully, aud repeat
"I will never live with you ! Never !''
" We'll see about that, my wench," -aid he.
' I may as well take you dowu a peg, first as
lost. If you'd rather be iu the calaboose with
niggers than to ride in a carriage with me, you
may try it, and see how you like it. 1 reckon
you'll be giad to come to my terms, before
lie beckoned to two police-officers, and said,
" Take this wench into custody, and keep her
on bread aud water, until I give further or
The jail to which Loo Loo was couveyed
was a wretched place. The walls were diugv,
the floors covered with puddles of tobacco
juice, the air almost suffocating with the smell
of pent-up tobacco smoke, unwashed negroes,
and dirty garments. She Had never seen any
place so loathsome. Mr. Jackson's log boose
was a palace iu comparison. The prison was
crowded with colored ]>eople of ail complex
ion-, and almost every form of human vice and
misery was huddled together there with the
poor victims of misfortuue. Thieves, murder
ers, and shameless girls, decked out with taw
dry bits of finery, were mixed up with mo lest
iooking, broken-hearted wives, and mothers
mourning for the children that had been torn
from their arms, in the recent sale. Some
were laughing, and singing lewd songs. Oth
ers sat still, with tears trickling dowu their sa
ble cheeks. Here and there the fierce expres
sion of some intelligent young man indicated a
volcano of revenge seething within his soul.—
Some were stretched out drowsily upon the fil
thy floor, their natures apparently stupefied to
the level of brutes. When Loo Loo was
brought in, most of them were roused to look
at her : and she beard them saying to each
other, " By gum dat arn't no nigger !" "What
fur dey fetch her here V "She be white ladv
ob qu ility, she be!"
The tenderly-nurtured daughter of the weal
thy planter remained iu this miserable place
two days. The jailer, touched by her beautv
aud extreme dejection, offered her better food
than had been prescribed in his orders. She
thanked him, but said she could not eat. When
he invited her to occupy, for the night, a small
room apart from the herd of prisoners, she ac
cepted ,the offer with gratitude. But she
could not sleep, aud dared not undress. Iu the
morning, the jailer, afraid of being detected in
thc.-e acts of indulgence, 'old her, apologetical
ly, that he w as obliged to requst her to return
to the comiuou apartment.
Having recovered somewhat from the stun
ning effects of the blow that had fallen upn
her, she began to take more notice of her com
panions. A gang of slaves, just sold, was in
keeping there, tiil it suited the traders conve
nience to take them to New Orleans ; and the
parting scenes witnessed that day made an im
pression she never forgot. " Can it be," she
>aid to herself, " that such things have been
going on arour.d me all these years, and I so
unconscious of them V What should I now
be. if Alfred had not taken compassion on me,
and prevented my being sent to the New Or
leans market, before 1 was ten years old , r —
She thought with a shudder of the auction-sale
the day before, and began to be afraiu that
her friends could not save her from that vile
She w as aroused from her reverie by the en
trance of a white gentleman, w horn she had ne
ver seen before. He came to inspect the tra
der's gang of slaves, to see if any oue among
them would suit him for a house-servant; and
before long, he agreed to purchase a hrigbt
lookiug mulatto lad. He stopped before Loo
Loo, and said, " Are you a good seamstress T
" She's not for sale,*" answered the jailer.—
" She belongs to Mr. Grossman, who put her
here for disobedience." The mac smiled,as be
spoke, and Loo Loo bla<hed crimson.
" 110, ho," rejoined the stranger. "I'aisor
ry for that. J shoold like to buy her, if I
He sauntered around the room, and took
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT TOWANDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY E. O'MEARA GOODRICH.
! from his pocket oranges and candy, which he
distributed among the black picaninnies tum
bling over each other on the dirty floor. Com
ing around again to the place where she sat,
he put an orange on her lap, and said, in low
j tones, " When they are not looking at you, re
move the peel and, touching his finger to
his lip, significantly, he turned away to talk
with the jailer.
! As soon as he was gone, she asked permis
sion to go, for a few minutes, to the room she
had occupied during the night. There she ex
amined the orange and found that half of the
skin had been removed unbroken, a thin paper
inserted, and the peel replaced. On the scrap
of paper was written :
" When your master comes, appear to be
submissive, and go with him. ' Plead weari
ness, and gain time. You will be rescued. De
stroy this, and don't seem more cheerful than
you have been.*' Under this was written, iu
Madame Labusse's hand, " Soyez tranquille,
Unaccustomed to act a part, she found it
difficult to appear so sad as she had been be
fore the receptiou of the note. But she did
her best, and the jailer observed no change.
Late iu the afternoon, Mr. Grossman made
his appearance. " Well, my beauty," said he,
" are you tired of the calaboose ? Don't you
think you should like my house rather bet
She yawned listlessly, and, without looking
up, answered : " I am very tired of staying
" I thought so," rejoined her master, with a
chuckling laugh. " I reckoned I should bring
you to terms. So you've made up your mind
not to be so cruel to a poor fellow so desper
ately iu love with you—haven't you ?"
She made no answer, and he continued :
" You're ready to go home with me—are you
" Yes, Sir," she replied, faintly.
\N ell, then, look up into my face, and let
me have a peep at those devilish handsome
He chncked her under the chin, and raised
her blushing face. She wanted to push him
from her, lie was so hateful ; but she remem
. bered the mysterious orange, and looked him
in the eye, with passive cbedience. Overjoved
at his success, he paid the jailer his fee, drew
her arm within his, aud hurried to the earri
How many humiliations were crowded into
i that short ride ! How *she shrank from the
1 touch of ins soft shabby hand ! How she loath
. Ed the looks of the old Satyr ! But sheremem
j bered the orange, and endured it all stoically.
Arrived at his stylish house, lie escorted her
to a large chamber elegantly famished.
"I told you I would treat you like a prin
cess,' he said, "and 1 will keep my word."
lie wou'd have seated himself ; but she
prevented him, saying, "I have one favor to
ask, and I shall be very grateful to you, if you
will please to grant it."
\\ hat is it my charmer ?" he inquired. "I
will consent to any thing reasonable."'
She answered, " I could not get a wink of
sleep in that filthy prison ; and am extremely
tired, l'iease leave uie till to morrow."
" Ah, why did you eoni]>el uie to send you
to that abominable place ? It grieved me to
cast such a peail among swine. Well, I want
I to convince you that I am a kind master, so 1
suppose I must consent. But you must reward
me with a kiss before I go."
This was the hardest trial of all ; but she
recollected the danger of exciting his suspi
cions, and complied. He returned il with so
much ardor, that she pushed him away impet
uously : but softening her manner, she said, in
pleading tones, "I am exceedingly tired ; in
deed I am !"
He lingered, aud seemed very reluctant to
go : but when she again urged her request, he
said, " Good night, my beauty ! I will send up
some refreshments for you, before you sleep."'
He went away, and she had a very uncom
fortable sensation when she heard him lock
the door behind him. A prisoner, with such a
jailer ! With a qnick movement of disgust,
she rushed to the water-basin and washed her
. lips and her hands ; but she felt that the stain
was one no ablution could remove. The sense
of degradation was so cruelly bitter, that it
seemed to her as if she should die for very
Iu a short time, an elderly mulatto woman,
with a pleasant face, entered, bearing a tray
of cakes, ices, and lemonade.
" I don't wish for anything to eat," said Loo
: Loo, despolidingly.
" Oh, don't be givin'np, in dat ar wav." said
the mulatto woman, in kind, motherly toue-,
"De Lor a'n't a-gwine to forsake ye. Ye mav
jus' breeve what Aunt Debby tells yer. l'-e
a poor ole nigger ; but I hub' 'sarved that the
darkest time is allers jus afore de light come,
hat some ob dese yer goodies. You onghter
keep yoursef strong fur de sake ob yer friends."
Loo Loo looked at her earner lv, and re
pealed, " Friends ? How do you kuow I h ire
any friend? ?"
" Oh, I'se a poor ole nigger," rejoined the
mulatto. " I don': knows nottin'"
The captive looked wistfully after her, as she
left the room. She felt disappointed ; for some
thing in the woman's ways and tones had exci
ted a hope within her. Agaiu the key turned
on the outside ; but it was no*, long before
Debby reappeared with a boquet.
" Massa sent young Misses dese yer flowers."
" l'ut them down," rejoined Loo Loo lan
" Whar shall I put 'em ?" inquired the ser
" Anywhere, out of my way," was the curt
Debby cautioned her by a shake of her fin
ger, aud whispered, " Mass&'s out dar waitin'
fur de key. Dar's writtio' on dem flowers."
• She lighted the lamp?, and, after inquiring if
anything else was wanted, she went out, say-
I ing, " Good night, missis. De Lor semi ye
; pleasant dreams."
Again the key turned, and the sound of foot
. steps died away Loo Loo eagerly untwisted
; the paper around the boquet, aad read these
" REGARDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANY QUARTER."
words, "Be ready for travelling About mid
• night your door will be unlocked. Follow
Aunt Debby with your shoes in your hand, And
speak no word. Destroy this piper." To this
Ladame Labasse had added, " Ne craiguer
rien, ma chere."
i Loo Loo's heart palpitated violently, and
the blood rushed to her cheeks. Weary a
she was, she felt no inclination to sleep. As
she sat there, longing fur midnight, she had
ample leisure to survey the apartment. It was.
indeed, a bower lit for a princess. The chairs,
tables, aud French bedstead were all ornamen
ted with r< ses and lillies gracefully enter
•twined on a delicate fawn-colored ground. The
. tent-like canopy, that partially veiled the
couch, was formed of pink and white striped
muslin, draped on either side in ample folds,
and fastened with garlands of roses. The pii
' low-cases were embroidered, perfumed, and
j edged with frills quilted as neatly as the pes
tals of a dahlia. In one corner stood a small
i table, decorated with very elegant Parisian
tea-service for two. Lamps of cut glass illu
minated the face of a large Psyche mirror,and
on the toilet before it a diamond necklace and
. ear-rings, sparkling iu their crimson velvet
case. Loo Loo looked at them with a half
scornful sini'e, and repeated to herself :
'• He bought me somewhat high ;
Since with me came a her lie- couldn't buy.''
She lowered the lamps to twilight softness,
and tried to wait with patience. How long the
hours seemed ! Surely it must be past niid
! night. What if Aunt Debby had been de
tected in her plot ? What if the master should
come, in her stead ? Full of that fear, she tri
ed to open the windows, and found them fast
eued on the outside. Her heart sank within
her ; for she had resolved, in the last emergen
cy, to leap out and he crushed on the pave
ment. Suspense became almost intolerable,
j tihe listened, and listened. There was no
1 sound, except a loud snoring in the next apart
ment. Was it her tyrant, who was sleeping
so near ! She sat with her shoes in her hand,
her eyes fastened on the door. At last it
opened, and Debby's brown face peeped in
They passed out together—the mulatto taking
the precaution to lock the door and put the
key in her pocket. Softly they went down
stairs, through the kitchen, o'ut into the ad
joining alley. Two gentlemen with a carriage
wertf in attendance. They -prang in. and were
whirled away. After riding some mile-, the
carriage was stopped : one of the gentlemen
alighted aud handed tlie women out.
"My name is Dinsmore," he said. " 1 am
uncle to your friend, Frank Helper. You are
to pass fur my daughter, aud Debby is our ser
"And Alfred—Mr. Noble, 1 mean—where
is he ?" asked Loo Loo.
He will follow in good time. A-k no more
The carriage rolied away ; aud the party it
conveyed were soon on their way to the North
by an express train.
It would be impossible to dc-cribe the anxi
iety Alfred had endured from the time Loo
Loo became the property of the cotton broker
until he heard uf her escape. Froin motives
of policy he was kept in ignorance of the per
sons employed, and of the measures they in
tended to take. In this state of suspense, his
I reason might have been endangered, had not
Madame Labas.-e brought cheering messages,
from time to time, assuring him that all wu
carefully arranged, and success nearly certain.
When Mr Grossman, late in the day, dis
covered that his prey had escaped, his ruge
knew no bounds. He offered one thousand
j dollars for lier apprehension, and another thou
sand for the detection of any one who aided
her. lie made sncce.-<ive attempts to obtain
an indictment against Mr. Noble ; but he wa
proved to have beeu far distant from the scene
of action, and there was no evidence that he
had any connection with the mysterious affair.
Failing in this, the exasperated cotton-broker
swore that he would have his heart's blood,
for he knew the sly, smoothspoken Yankee was
at the bottom of it. lie challenged him : but
Mr. Noble, notwithstanding the argument of
Frank lL lper, refused on the ground that he
he! 1 New England opinions on the subject of
duelling. The Kentiickian could not under
stand that it required a far higher kind of cour
age to refuse than it would have done to ae-
I cept. The bully proclaimed him a coward,and
shot at him in the -treet, but without i; Aiding
; a very serious wound. Thenceforth he went
armed, and his friends kept him in sight. But
lie probably owed h\< life to the fact tint Mr.
Gn>-man was compelled to go to New Orleans
suddenly, on urgent bu.-iaess. Before leaving,
the latter sent messengers to Savannah, Char
leston, Louisvilie, and el-ewhcre ; exact de
scriptions of the fugitives were posed in all
public places, and off rs of reward were dou
bled ; but the activity thns excited proved all
in vaiu. The runaways had travelled day and
night, and were in Canada before iheir pursu
ers had reached New York. A few lines from
•Mr. Dinsmore announced this to Frank Help
i er, in phraseology that could not be understood
in case that the letter should be inspected at
the post office. He wrote : " I told you we
intended to vi-it Moutrcal ; and by the date
of this you will see that I have carried my plan
into execution. My daughter likes the place
so much that I think I shall leave her awhile
iu charge of our trusty servant, wh.le I go
home to look after my husiuess.'*
, After the excitement had somewhat subsid
ed, Mr. Noble ascertained the process by which
his fnmds had succetded in effecting there-cue.
j Aunt Debby owned her raa-'er a grudge for
I having repeatedly sold her children ; and ju-t
i at that time a fresh wound was rankling in her
hear, because her oulv son, a bright lad of
I eighteen, of whom Mr. Gro>.-man was the re
puted father, had been sold to a slave-trader,
to help raise the large sum he had given for
Loo Loo Frank Helper's friends having re
covered this state of affairs, opened a negotia
tion with the mulatto woman promising to send
both her and her son into Canada, if -he would
as-ist them in her plans.—A not Debbv chock
led over the idea of her master's disappoiuim nt
and was eager to seize the opportunity of be
ing reunited to her last remaining taild The
lad was accordingly purchased by the gentle
man who distributed oranges in the prison,and
was sent to Canada, according to promise
Mr. Grossman was addicted to strong drink,
and A nut Debby had long been in the habit
of preparing a portion for him before lie re
tired to rest. " 1 mixed it powerful, dnt ar
uight," said the laughing mulatto ; " and 1 put
iu something dat the gemmen guv to me 1
reckon he waked up awful late" Mr. Dins
more, a maternal uncle of Frank Helper's,lmd
been visiting the South, and was theu about
to return to New York. When the story was
to! 1 to him, he said nothing would please him
more than to take the fugitives under his own
Mr. Noble arranged the wreck of bis affairs
as speedily as possible, eager to be on the way
'to Montreal. The evening before started.
| Frank Helper waited upon Mr. Grossman, and
j said : " That handsome slave you have been
• trying so hard to catch is doubtless beyond
! your reach, and will take good care not tocome
; within your power. Under these circumstances
she is worth nothing to you ; but for the sake
of quieting the uneasiness of my friend Noble
I will give you eight hundred dollars to rcliu
i quish all claim to her."
j The broker flew into violent rage. " I'll see
you both iaiauei fir-t," lie replic i. " I shah
j trip 'em up yet. l'i keep the sword hanging
over the cursed heads as long as I live. I
| wouldn't mind spending ten thousand dollars
j to be revenged on that infernal Yankee."
Mr. Noble reached Montreal in safety, and
j found his Loo Loo well and cheereful. Word
are inadequate to describe the emotions excit
■ ed by reunion, after such dreadful perils and
; and hairbreadth escapes. Their marriage was
solemnized as soon as possible ; but the wife
being an article of property, according to
American law, thoy did not venture to return
to the States. Alfred obtaiued some writing
to do for u commercial house, while Loo Loo
instructed little girls in dancing and embroid
ery. Her character had strengthened under!
the severe ordeals through which she had pa- j
sed. She began to que.-,lion the rightfuless of
living so indolently a- she had done. Those
painful scenes in the slave prison made her re
flect that sympathy with the actual miseries
of life was better than weeping over romances.
She was rising above the deleterious influences
of her early education,aud beginning to feel the
dignity of usefulness. She said to her husband
" I shall not be sorry if we are always poor.—
It is so pleasant to help who have done
.-o much for nu.' And Alfred, dear, I want I
to give some of my earnings to Aunt Debby .The
pour .-ou! is trying to lay up money to piv thai
lriend of yours who bought her .-on aud
him to Canada. Surely I, of all people iu the
world, ought to be willing to help slaves wh)
have,been less fortunate thuulhave. Sometimes
when 1 he awake in the night, I have ven
solemn thoughts come over me. It was truly
a won lerful Providence that twice saved me
from the dreadful fate that awaited me. I
can never he grateful enough to G1 for send
iiig me such a blessed friend as rnv good Al
Tlioy were living thns contented with their
i humble lot, when a letter from Frank Helper
announced that the extensive hou-e uf Gr- >.-s
--man A Co., had stopped payment. Their hu
man chattels had been put up at auction, and
among them was the title to our beautiful fugi
tive. The chance of capture was consich r-.d
so hopeless, that, when Mr Helper hi 1 sixty j
two dollars, no one bid over him ; and she be-!
came his property, until there was time to !
transfer the legal claim to his friend.
Feeling that they could now be -afe under
their own vine and tig tree, A fred returned to
the United States where he became first a
, clerk, and afterwards a prosperous merchant
His natural organization unfitted him fur con
Act, and though hi- peculiar experiences huu j
had imbued him with a thorough abhorrcttci
of slavery, he stoo l aloof from the tvcr-ii ;crea>
ing agitation on that subject ; bat every New
Year's day, one of the Vigilance Committees
' for the relief of fugitive slaves received ou
hundred dollars "from an unknown friend."—
As his pecuniary means increased, he pureha
ed several slaves, who had been in hi.- eatplo)
at Mobile, and established them Ok servants ii
Northern hotels. MadameLabas.se was invit
ed to spend the remainder of her days undci
his roof; but she came only in the summers,
tjt-iiigr unable to conquer her shivering dread
; of snow storms.
Loo Loo's personal charms attract* d atten
tion whatever she made her appearance. At
: church, and other public place-", people ; oiut
j her out to straagers, saying, " That i- the wife
of Mr Alfred Noble. Site WAS THE OH h N
daughter of a rich planter at the South, .-.mi
had a great inheritance left to her ; Imt Mr
Noble lost it all in the financial crisis of 1 -37 "
Her real history remained a secret, lo< k ulwith
|in their own breasts. Of tiie.r three children,
the youngest was nam- d Loo f.u >, a ! gr-al
ly resembled Iter Uautiful mother. When >b.
w as six years old, her portrait was taken i i
gipsy hit garlanded with red berries. Sin
was dancing round, a little white ii-g. -mil 1 ng
streamers of ribbon were fl >ating behind her.
Her father had it framed iu an arched environ-
I ment of vinework, and presented it t" th-wif.
on her thirtieth l>irth-dj. Her eyes moisten
j ed as she gazed upon it ; then ki-.-.i g his hand,
she looked up in the old way. and .-aid, " 1
thank you, sir, FT buying me."
[THE END j
Prinkenoff makes a distinction thus:
" Too much whiskey is too much, but too much
, lager-bcer is .-boost right."
CrifFoote expressed the behef that a cer
taiu miser would take the beam out ut his own
eye, if he knew he could scii the timbers.
Why are the strongest parts of a wall
as weak a- a woman's hair ? Because tbey are
buttresses (but tresses.)
Woa'd you be exempt f-om uneasi
ness. do nothing yoc know or suspect to be
VOL. XX. —XO. IS.
Looking glass for Business Men.
How cross von nrc ! Yes, hotr cross yon
arc—and it is hijrli time you knew it. You are
cross in llie morning, cross in the evening and
cro-s all day ; cross when you gooutand cross
when you come in ; cross to your wife, and
cross to your children, and cross to everybody;
cross when you go to bed and cross even in
. your sk op ; and your friends wait in fear le.-t
I thut infernal po-.-ion shall continue through
life and be "strong in death." Yourcharuet
. cr is known and read of uil men. it leaks out
, or spiils over continually, and there is no u-e
in attempting to conceal the matter. Now we
| intend in this discourse to touch only on one
-in_da development of your position, "viz : itsre
iaif-m to business, to your prosperity ; and
leave your minister to give you other necessary
Ho?pel teaching. We. will begin this ventila
tion by remarking :
i ls t That cross men are usually despised by
2d. That cross men art always in want uf
, j friends
•I 1. That envss. men can't depend upon per
4th. That cross men, when in trouble, are
left alone and let alone, and "are of ail men
• most miserable."
oth. That cross nteu are the last men srfoi
should nsk for favors.
6th. Tiiat cro-s men arc cut ofT from the af
fecfinas, good will, and sympathy of partners,
clerks, customers, and—everybody.
Lastly. T iHt cro-s men, when tliey depart
which " i-. far better," leave behind a short
process.o i and but few mourners.
In view of this object, we venture further to
say, that when you speak cross to your part
ners you are making a muss generally, which
will hive a tendency to reduce materially tiw
profits of yonr business, and render your suc
: cess m >re diflkrnlt.- wiien you speak cross to
j your clerks, you discourage, inflame, prejudice
them so that very soon they will care little for
i you or any of your concerns ; when you speuk
! cross to a customer, even if he is unreasonable
and deserves it, you disgrace yourself, and do
a wrong which cannot easily le repaired, 110
will not forget t if you do, and the worse the
the man is and the more he deserves it, the
more he will abuse you.
Wherever arid whenever you are cross, you
damage and belittle yourself, and all peacea
; Llo men w.ll make trunks, give you a wide berth,
get out of sight, and instinctively ahuu you as
they would a wild elephant.
Lastly, i o money can compensate you for
the los- of a good or even a tolerable disposi
tion. Therefore, don't indulge a bad temper.
\"U may be a Rothschild, or even a Crte-us,
j yet if you are a chronic cross man, you will lie
a poor beggar—a poverty-stricken soul—with
out a crumb of solitary comfort up >n which to
-at sly the cravings of poor human nature. Your
partners, your cierks, your customers, and the
public generally, including your poor dog and
cat, will breathe easier when you die and ar*
0 tof th-' w. y, unless you reform. Will you
m ike the experiment ? Begin then with a
-in : !e. Follow up that smile with a iirm reso
lution to persevere to the end. Let what will
coin", k 'cp your temper. If you can't restrain
yi ir-elf, 1 g kind. Try Old Hundred, Alear,
or , \vii } i ikee Poodle. If that don't answer
s k the (pen a'r, and roar at the wind. Try
your lungs with a uorwester, and give us a
•veord of your experience. Go to Niagara
Falls, and amid the thunderingsof that mighty
I cataract, give ns a trial of your uttermost cap
acity that shall ever after satisfy you. I)o
any thing further than not become a—reformed
How THE INDIANS BADE STONE ARROW-HEADS.
The head- of the Indian arrows,.spears, jav
id.ns, Ac., often found in many jairls of our
continent, have been admired, but the process
I .1 funning them conjectured. Tue Hon. Caleb
Lyon, ou it recent visit to California, met with
' i party of Shasta Indians, aud ascertained that
j hey still used those weapons, which in most
| tribes have been superceded by r fles, rat least
,by iron-pointed arrows and .-pears, lie found
a man who could manufactn-e thera, aud saw
him at work at all parts of the process. The
description which Lyon wrote ami communica
ted to the American Ethnological Society,
through Pr L H Pa vis. we copy lielow :
Idle Shasta Indian seated himself ujon the
110 r, an.. laying the stone anvil upon his knee,
which w~s of compact t i loose slate, with one
Aof L,- ag I ;v cbicd HE M p..ra'td the obsi
•ii in pebble ia*o two parts, then giving anoth
er i low to the fractured side he split off a slab
' -<>iue fourtii o; an inch in thickness. Holding
tin* piece against the anvil with the thumb and
finger of ills hft i.ai.d he commenced a series
••t continuous blows, every one of which chip
ped tiff fragment* of tlie brittle substance. It
I- idudllv <f p;ued to acquire -hape. After fin
i>!;ing vhc b i.-e of the arrow head (the whole
' b. iug only little over an inch in length) he be
gan ?tiik.ug gentler blows, every one of winch
1 cXfx-cted won' 1 break it into pieces. Yet such
was their adroit application, Ids skill aud dex
te'i'y tiiat in little onr an hour he produced
S prefect ob- dian arrow-head. I then reqwst
cd him to carve u ooe from the remains of a
• rokeii port r liottle, which (after twofaduresy
e succeeded in do .g. He gave as a reason
• r !iis i'i success., he. did not uuder-iand the
grain of the glass. No sculptor ever handled a
ci. scl ;:i gr -uter piccsion, or more careful
v ima-ured the weight and effi-ct of evcrv
w, than this ingewtoos Indian, for evcu
imoiig them, arrow-making is a distinct trade
or profession, wheh many attempt, but in
• which fi w attain excellence. He understood
the capacity o! the material he wrought, a\d
1 in fore striking the first blow, by surveying the
pebble, he could judge of its availability as well
.i> the Mtd lor judges of the perfectnrss of a
l!o kof I'ariau. la a moment all that I had
read upon the -object, written by learned and
speculativeantirj<inaug of the hardening of cop.
per, f->r the working of Unit axes, spears, ch;t
seis. and arrow-bead*, vanished before tbesitu
• p! st mechaueal p oeess. I felt that the world
• had been bettc. served had they driven the pet
• less, sad the- plough more !