The Montrose Democrat. (Montrose, Pa.) 1849-1876, August 06, 1857, Image 1

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. • 44 WE ARE ALL EQUAL BEFOUE GOD AND TIIE CONSTITUTION. ,9 -...roine; •Ilivichauktu, . . .
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RicCott am 4: 6erritson, Vropritters.
seilttt Vottrß.
When swallows - dart fr , ,m etiitage tams
A n d farm e rs dreani of lanky sheaves;
When apples peep amid the - te:uv e s .
,And woodbine scent the way.
'We love to fly ' , l*.pn daily care,
To breathe the Cpuntry buxom air—
To j ,, in our hands and .form - a ring— •
To laurrh.and sp'ott—and dance and sing,
Amid the new mown hay.
A stranger comes with eyes of blue ;
Quoth he, " I'm Love., the youth and true;
I wish to pass an hour witl; you,
This pkasant summer day."
" Come in I come in 1 you saucy elf
And ‘‘lro' vont. friend r—"'fis friendships
"Crone each—co•ne botit,ohr sports to share;
There's weleotite kind, and room to Tare,
AMA the hew•mown hay:
The ring is formed ; but who a re the se -
Come, tell your errand if pciu please;
You look ! , o sour and ill at case,
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You .lim the face of day.r ,
"Ami.ition :'' "Jealutzr !" and" Strife r
Aild".Scorti I" and " Wearii,es. of Life ;"
" If suell your tinineq we
. lotte your kin ;
The 'place is full, you can't come in
Amid th Inv.
AnotLer guest comes bounding by,
tit A% brow unwrinkled, fair and
With sun-b u rnt face and rongisb eye,
A n d a pair leave til he," I'm Fun,yotir right
Come in in you
Ain] ihu; W 6 frolic in' s ring—
Anti tlit wo nod dance and sing,
Amid die new -mown hay:
cr l iistetintous.
Mc friend Wilkitt‘ married a sweet young
girl, of a gitiO., amiable diTo.ition, but in no
war, , killed in tho.c.dome.tic arts.without a
knowled7e of which a wife's duties ate - altrar4
fe!t to he hard in the tie wa. the
envy of mr , retan one who • had aspired to
the of her hand. 1- kn-w him to
be i n do,t rion., intelligent -and kind:helrted
and I felt sine be had taken a life ce,mpanion,
who world be faitlifol.rind !ovine'''. The . pro'
raise wa:liri L rht ennlirrh to warrant a proph
ecy of more ilianordinary
They removed tn another town. Ten year.
afterward:, in passin_r thron.-h the town, 1
e.alled upon Wilkin4, trio - inlet me wish the
frank ec:rdiali..y. Eyes an.l face were in
. a glow of ph•fvu..e. when. still gra.ling:
1, hand, I inquired af:er his wife. His counte
nance changed inE.‘lantlY.
"Poor Mary I'' he said, in a sad, discourag-
ed way. " She has no health."
"I'm sorry," was my natural respnns:ct
"S;ekness and the foss of two of nut child
ren have so Worn down kciv and mind, that
She, is now but a shadow of her former
Worst of ail, her net.% es,are cOrnnietely shat
tered. PUt you mu-t see her. To ineet • an
old friend will her rroo I. Will you spend
the evening with us r e
I assented, and then made farther inciniries
about his ftmily and Worldly condition. Hist
ttnry Was not a Very bright one. The birth
of their first child was followed by a prostra-,
liti Sichriet-g,Which bran oda. the young moth
. er to the ritnio , t o f d em i,.
-She lots never had. moodheaalth
:aid Wilkins, in n cleprelseti voice. My in
. i-0rn,.. ! was: STlmti:Af;ri we could not afford 111 P,
amount of Itonselvdd assi l stamie, in the be!-rin
-. ning, that she really fecptired and so every
thintt lkkC aritittc r her restbratinn to sound
health. Children canoe •rapidlt,. bringing
with them more exhauctinm cares: Anil the
death of two of our little ones';to which I have
referred,Speme I to complete the work of ruin.
;She is now a Borate:: invalid,, a poor, weak:
iterrou , ; unhappy creature, to-neve wreck of
what you saw tea rears agO.- movincr. like a
tearful _host, thranalt her \ daily round of du
. -'ties, and only kept aliVe liv the constant and
careful attention of a physician. I don't
think the doctor has been nut. ft my't house
for two weeks.nt a time for. six years,' and f
em sure has received more than three bun
Bred pounds of my money in thatjime. The
fact is, what with clamors' bills, nuise)c,, med
icines..-and the hundred - nameless expenses a
sick and a nervous wife entails upon a. man.
'cur fortirnes liave been' marred. They keep
me poor"
Wilkins spoke in A fretful voice. It was
-plain that he hail, grownender impatient the
trials to which the bad Irealh of his wife had
exposed !tint.
I called at his (Ape again toward evening
nnd went home with him. Hai I met Mr'.
• Wilkins in the street, I
. would not have re
cognized in her the happy. bride, who ten
Years before: blushitor in beauty. 1 bad seen
giving her hand in a life partners' hip, with
smelt ;revisor confidence in the futu.e. to the
• husband of her choice. tier countenance)
was wan and wasted.all the . beautifully round
ed outlines ,one.: her eye.. deeply sunken. ;
were littpruni almost to indifference; her hair
once riehlt. Insnritint, had fallen off, until
scarcely half of irremained. and thin looked
dry and crisp, with• here and there a prema
ture line of grey. She stooped' slightly, and..
her motions were lifeless. 1.
A faint smile parted her lipsias . ,l grasped
her lintni with all the warmth of genuine
friendly interest. But it faded almost as soon
as it was born. l't ried to talk with her in a
cheerful strain, and did surateed in awakening
"a brief interest in the olden time. But the-i
pre , ent was too painfully tea; it would
. not
permit her thoughts to indulge in pleasant
fatettes. I could not help asking about her
self and her children and this turned • the
ourrent cif her,feelings s into its wonted "chap-
_eel; and Slila i tned to her sad heart=storles,
and.painfttl experitnee in sickness, until my
own feelings warp deeply shadowed. I pitied
her. What R. goirilire, suffering life had been
"he'll Into tilt it a world of misery, instead
of happiness. hail marriage translated her!
As she tidkr-d I observed her husband care i
fully. It was plain that he had' 'hut little
feeling sympathy with brie wife% atate.of feel
ipg. wasp sufferer 14 . ir her, though in a
lighter destniei.iietaa his st4erings original
edit her, there wAs s :plajniv*, 10;eilaitg.lack or
kindly patience to*ards his domptuion, Sew.
end tittles he interrupted her, trying to draw
the conversation into another channel ; and
once or twice he. threw ih depreciating sew
tenees,as if she were exaggerating the unhap
py story of her life. •
I learned-that Mrs. Wilkins rarely, if eV3i,
went out °flier own house. were
very arduous, and her ability, from ill health,
small. Every day she worked to bodily ex•
baustion and -usually iu pain. There was no
recreation of any kind. b.odily or mental. It
was a living death. No wonder she was a
droving, wretched, nervous woman.
Next day, I called to see my friend, having
made up my mind to have a plain talk with
him. 1. referred to his wife, expressing my
earnest sympathy in regard to her.
"‘Pooti-Mary !" be replied ; " her case is
hopeless, and mine, too, I fear." -
" While there's life, there's hope," said •
using the physician's half-despairing axiom.
.; He regarded me a little curiously.
" now often do you take her out r I in-
lie bill Leal.
" Can't afford eartiage hire ;'tis as much
a I enn do to pay the doctor. No, no, neith•
er of us have time nor money to spend for
riding out."
.. .
"Change, and fresh air, von will End bet.
ter and cheaper medicines than doctor's sniff.
Do you take Ler to the seaside in summer I"
" Yon are jesting," he replied, with the air
of one who felr that an undue liberty had
been taken.
" Far from it, my friend," I answered seri
ously. " : feel to.) warm an interest in you
to jest on tr subject. like this."
"A . vi-it to et watering place is a luxury,"
ho remniked sadly. . .
"Do not. mono tl.en as luxuries in your
case. If the enervated votary of plea-ure
needs them for reereation, an I to impart a
new zest to the year's succeedinq, round to
1 grofexistenee, how Amid) more essential are
they for the sick: the nervous. the exhausted
toiler inlife'e field of eernest labor. I fear,
my fiietd, ,hat you have not thought wisely
lof your wife's true position ; that, in some
1 ..015‘0, t ots toe to blame for her present ill
1 health and state of mental depression."
1 . •• How r .
1. Wilkins-looked surprised.
"The human soul," I answered." is not a
1 piece Of senseless maehinery . : not made up of
a sere , 4 iron wl 0 'is that can do their wok
, as well in the dark undervreund ehatuber as
'in broad ditylirrht. Even the flower must
have change—air, sunlight, morning, evening
and the advancing seasons, for its healthy
, rroxili :mil ma•utitv. but the human - .soul.
is of higher organization, and has multitudi
nous wants cempared widi the flower. Shut
up - the flower from the warm sun and the re
1 1 re:siting air, and Will it not grow sickly ?
'nay, will it not fade, wither, and die ? You
ale- treating - your wife- With . less consideration
tha,n you would treat a lieuse plant. No won
der that she is dying dai!y."
Wikinsreally looked gm:teed.; and I was
for a little while in doubt whether lie were
offended at nix free . ,lorn, Or astounded at his
oe n blindness touching the nature and wants
of-the human soul which be had adjoined in
a life cottManionship with his own.
. 1 .
"Natifre's two best phyricians."l went on,
are rinds air and exercise. --itidi_ ell tt is
better they charge nrithin7 fir attendance."
"To a large part of mankind," answered
Wilkins, " time is - money. P. is cur cas , 2'-,
Don't niake that to - ) positive a conelusior. 1
Increasethestrength, and you Aniinisi. the
hours of !abet—nay, more, you remove, from
the cause of extreme exhaustion. My w o rd
for it, if you hail spent twenty pounds a year
in g i vin g your wife clu,n7e of seene,sead a l i .
'ile, and mental as well as bodily_ lei!reation.
I your bill uld have ben re liked
I by more than that amount. How of en do
von take, her to 'conceits, or other places of
ittnortent amusement !" .t
We haven't been to a concert for five
yca;ei" said he. • .
T A nd yet I remember she was passionately
fond of musb.;"
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We can't afford it," rewind:ell 'Wilkins,
. l eloomily.
' Ve . ter en without a dinner oeceF•ionally.
Health a the soul is
. onite sus essential as
health of the lis,d v. If yoli starve - the former
whit is there in more -eating , and drinking
worth living, for f'
"Mary wouldn't go if I Were to ptirehase
tie:keti. , . She has housed herself so lonm that
she has no desire to step across the thresh
old." -
1.100,1 friend !"
e'd end 1" '
" Far which, speakine frankly, and to an
old ftien•t, y.ll arc, in a great tuea , nre to
blame. And, unless voi at once,, and with,
a purpose not - to be set aside by first - (lifIleul•
ties, actually vonspel yonr drooping wife; t•o
tro foil), a few
. years will close up- the history
of a wtetclied fife."
" - Ali 1" said.hc, " I can feel the force of
tr! & you say But how :in! where to begin ?.
That is the question."
I notice," 'Wag tnr reply. that a celetra
;eil composer and pianist is in your town,and
will give this earning onz - ofiiii concerts.—
Take , her to heir him."
I am going to invite her," said I; "and I
don't. believe She will refuse me."
"I'm stile she still not go."
Wilkins was quite positive.
" see. You will take a note of inn
tation from me. I will enclose tickets- -for
you both, and say that T will call in the ev
ening, and make one of the company at the
concert ?"
ivas incredulous, and half opposed
me; but my interest - in his unhappy wife
was too strong, and I resolved .. to have my
own way. The tickets and invitation were
accordingly sent,
I called; at my friend's °EA, in' theafter
., .
noon, to gri home with him.
Well,. sa'd I. cheerfully, " what word
from Your rod` wife? Will she be ready for
the concert r •
afraid not." -
Wilkins ,•hook his _head, and looked very
What. did she Say!"
. That it was impossible for her to go out
—:-that she couldn't leave the children, and;
finally, after had. met every objection , with
reason that could not be gainsayed, she de
clared. that sbe didn't feel a wish to go, and
couldn't think or it."
' 1 The lee is rery solid, and' bard. .tfbreali
throughl" I smiled as r !poke. ".It is thitt
want of inclination which must bepercome.
Sbell - so if we insist upon it:'
But Wilkino waslotik differeat
ontrost, Connta, T4ltrshn orning. august k, 1857.
" I know her a gat deal better than you STEAL'S& IVATEI?..3tELOSS.
do," w.ts his anr , wer. . A man in a country ' towictook _ Teat pleas
_ .
'I went home with him. • There was a' me in having -a neat:garden. lie had nil
change in Mrs. Wilkins ; a glance revealed kinds of vegetables 'and fruits earlier than his
this. The languor and - exhauStion, so pain- n e ighbors, but thieving boys ili the neighbor- .
fullyripparenton the previous evening, were
scarcely visible.- Her eyes were briglTter,her 'hood annoyei him, damaged his tree, tram
se pled down his flowers, and "booked" his
countenance more n'e:ated; her lips had a t choicest fruits. lie tried-various -ways to pro
firiner outline. I saw that some attention; tent; his grounds; hilt bis - watch dogs were
had been giv e n t o h er ( p. c .: 5; an d,
_though i poisoned, and set-traps caught nothing but
nut in concert trim, it was plain enotigh thathis fattest
it would not take her a very great while -to fowls and favorite cat.
One afternoon however, just. at nightfall,
be in presentable condition. .i he.overheard
. a couple of mischievous boys
Wilkins was in error. his wife did g o to talkie. , together, w'aen one 0 t them said :-
the concert, and surpris'ed both him and
she receivedher
'e, What rhiyou say, Joel' Shall we come
self by the amount of pleasur
the grab game over them melons to-night
from the exquisite Perf"rm"nee . ' In de e d, sh e Old Swipes wilLbe snoring like ten men
expressed her satisfaction indi.yely tertns, and „l ore , 12 ~,, „ lo ck !: ,
with a glowing face, in the intervals of many The other of jested, as there was a hi g h
Of the pieces. I wall to get over. -
••• now is Mrs. Wilkins r I aslied -of my • • Oh, ‘Pshaw ! was the reply ; I know a
fiend, as I enteral his place of business On i p ;„, 0 w h ere you can &t -over j us t a s ea sy
'the next day. --know it 1.1:‘,1 a-book. Corns, ..Ite, let's us
`• Better than for many months,lAM pleas- L ,,, ! -
; ed to say,"
. was his answer: " She seemed, The owner of the 'melon patch didn't like
t this morning. almost another woman.l 4
imt th
; musk was like an elixir to her soul.". '-
e' idea, of beinv,-tin eavesdropper; taut the
convetsattoa so immediately concerned Ins
•• I had faith in it,' , i. said I. "Derend upon melons which he had taken so much, pains
it, Wilkins. von have been con-entipg to your to raise, that he kept rittiet and listened hi
I wlfe's death bymurder and suicida---rnurder the plans of the young scapegraces, so that
;'on your part, and tinicider on hers. ly' next h e e ,i,- ..r hc snake it somewhat bothersome ft.);
1 recommendation ia the seaside. Give up t h em . - - ' . -
- your,bnsiness for a week ; take your wife to Ned proposed to get over the wall on the
some wate ing place i:nmediately. Sea rtr, south side by the great pear tree, and cut
!sea bathing, and a si ,, lit of old ocean, will direetly across to the summer house.- just
i . put new - life into her veins." north of which wag a very large patch of tine
1 •• She can't possibly leave home. We have Melons.
tw many foung children."
- . Joe w M
as a clever Mhos., who
.lured .g O O
- e.lionie.and h er vow,.
"s AT
• She'll have to I. , :tveliorne,and her young,
(I . l.lren too, forever. if toy don't do s4 - ene I
tiling to save her." - I spoke with soot • feel- 1
ing for I was a little rovoke.%l at ray friend's I
inclin.itlon to throw kbtli •alties in tine way.—
I Jai: wake .ip yjoUr tt the thin , ,
to be done, in I I'll answer. f,r i.orr wife.-- ,
The fart i< it'- niv opi:iion that shell say
ye.; on the fi!st propn.ition."
And so Fdle A huh-. wana , ernent %vas
practievd. I a:e•:Tr'ed another invitation to
lea. aria 41 m i na th e eveninl, r•ave a. g.aphh ;
n icion as w:ts in my) wer, of the ho:.
el•v, ex ,, itetnent, an I woa , l-;1•111v
e r ets - or a tvet:lcro Vie seashore. .Mv tot
eNperience was quite to the point, liartn.z re
gained ,t eno . l almost by tunic lifer a lon:••
rriod I vretne nervous exhatt-tion.
" Y o u tuit.t. take :your wife to the .easide. ;
It is just what she %%ants" said I, after the
Wa r 1 1 .0 been fallefo:pare , l. _
followed l ip with such a hearty
acqttiesen e that the point was carried wider
scarcely an appearance of ol,joeri,,n. It tli
cultie• were, of course, : but these
were pronounced of such slender tanee
. 1
that they were wakc alnioSi a. .01.11 a. pre-' ,
.ented. :Two ilaArtnei tvard.„l lirol .It
isfaction seciF t i t them off. A. I sh-irk
hatids With theniai p:irtinr., I could
the countenance of Mrs. Wilkins tonne revi
vine trace of - her old girligh I.eaut : and Ft
re-dzindling in her eyes of the light Gf other
A year afterward., I ma& it m y h u ‘i n c.z...
Ito visit my (44 mainaiptanee. lle ree,ived
I me with a warmth of manner 30 cheerfnlne
r.f spirit which satisfil rnt that his state of
1 mind had consilerahle improved.
" Bow is Mrs. Wilkins! I itrmeliately
A broad Smile went over his f:.ce as
replied : -•
A thonqaml tiniec better than wlien you
Bern year 970." • •
I am ;leliooe4 to boar Nam
• Itav llo\%
SPaskie . pre,sr.riivion. answer r -
" Admi.ably. It Woviced iike, a charin.—
Mary came back another woman. It was to
her almost liked i.roveritT. the f (await] or
eternal I never saw.snch a change in
any ono." •
Dirin't she fall lotel; into ( , 1a cf
mind and' body after her return to the city?'
4 • N 4 ..,
" How (lid Vou firevelit this r I in v ..-
red. ,
" By acting on'the hint roe ;are. I hirer,'
earrinze for an excur.ion, once n week,
while the plea , :ant weather an.l it co st
me a few shillin7= each timC; but it wa,
Icheaper than pain_ the rio,!tor. and the
modinine cured Mote rat-14.111y. Yon can't
_what a cbanme in lit.r feelinz: took
place. .Nothinz!intsid , . of the narrow circle
of Imme ini.eres..el her hefore; thought f• n
• eft asleep; or ; - ,but now she takes an
interest in evert.thiwz."
" Was it not stars el into nte e than lufan
tile. weakness r T ir)(pdred.
''Pe'rhaps so," h e said, thotnilit folly. "The
mind mast have its appropriate food as well
as the lind v„" .
"-Nothing is truer than that," I replied.
" And, like the body, it Most have tho til
tt'ralions of iii le and a .sunslone, fresh air
and exercise. It must have cliniv , e 'id rec-.
reation, as well as seasons of labor. AVAhnut
these, mental 'health is impo,:ilible ; and.
without mental health, there can le r.o. 'true
bodily health." - -
Husbands 1 fear are not thon , litful enough
about their wires in this particular. I ant
very, rertaln if e.ely triing bou-ekeeper, and
worn down, nervous. exhausted mother.whose
pale faee is hardly ever seen beyond the por
tals of her own - door, were forced abroad ne
casionalls, into the s.o!•inl world, if they srould
not an, and taken. Yearly to Ate
seaside for a few weeks, that hundreds and
thousands of wires and mothers who are now
siekly, nervon.i_end unhanpv, would be in
the enjovment of good health and cheerful
spirits, &yin, light to their homes, and hap
piness to the belits of their husbands.
- Try the preseriptien. ye mon with sickly.
toilin7, exhausted w ive s . w h ose vi l e f wes
haunt your homes like ghosts of f.,rnterbless
ings. Pity them wisely, and hold them
back, while you may, from the •low re , tine:
places under the green turf towards which
they are descending with rapid feet. -.
----s-wi------- .
A FITTING REITUKR.—.IIAving to me youth
notions of severe piety, says a celebrated
Persian writer, I u.ed to rise in the.night. to
watch, pray, and read the Koran. One night
as I was engaged in these exercise., my father,
a man of practical virtue, awoke while I was
readin g . '* Behold," said I *to him. "thy a
other children are Jost in irreligious stnrnber.
while I alone Wake to prod.° God. "Son of
my soul," he answered, "it is better to sleep
than to wake to remark the faults orithy
Ofr.Great talkers not only do the least,
but gewerally my the least, if their words be
weighed instead of reckoned.. •
fruit exceedingly, and was as obstinate as an
ass. Get him once started to do a thing, and
h e would stick to it like a mndturtle to a
negroe',, tt.e The other didn't care. so muck
for tire water melons as for the fun of gettiner
Now bear the owners - story
• I made it,needful r eparation for the cis
,it -; put in brads prate thick in the seam-
lin : , along the wall where tl!eVy intended to
g,t ov e r ; bncovcred a large Ci:a!er vat whirl
had been titled fur ...come time, from which in
dry heather, I wits ttexustotoc,l to water my.
;;;rtden; dog a Irene!' a deep or so, and
place , l slender beanb; •nc..:r it, which were
-ftel4tiv covered with dirt, -ant Fist beyond
them some little pOrdS, fiAtetle,l 5. 4 ):11P.
eight inches front tLe ground. t locked all
Ihe melons! tvi-lied to preserve, leaving purn•
kips and squashes, about the size - and shape
of melons, in their rlar.vs.' •
The boys were vile right in supposing if
would be bark, but they mi=red it a little in
im'etain•• that • Ohl Swipes; as . they ca lled
him would be in bed. , The old - man lik e( ) a
ii;tle fun as well as they,. t a.I . when the
time came, from Lis he listen
ed :
• Whist, Jut 4un't. you 11ear
-ail Nt-l.
I thick. !hat it Nv:t. Very probable llint
CIO . (141, 1 , 4 were the won's ut . ter,..l, -
;Ilan there.caaN a -setkall of forcible tcrribg
f fu•stian.
• niv c'at whicpered Joe
• there we 7 c One of the gaps as .surt: as gun;
.ret off, Ned'
At Ned way et', and one 1! , , , j; or hi,
br,eelte, anti . then lie wms rth•inz
and tellincr Joe :bat Ife believed there
era= in the : , ide of the %%all, for som,
113 , 1 Z.cratelied him netaendo , l•ly and
ton! hi• bre, cl)e! , all to pieee• - .'
Joo sytn , ,,athized with him,- for he said
• Wl' hii e.oat mos hanging up these some-
vi I r.. 7 now .4:10(.4 11nnii, for Ned
1 eflevel lie knew the URN': T 1 y 1,1;.1
iiv , A 4 littkiwyon•l sont , ‘-
tliitYg swa:4l: int• , lll4! w.tter-
A st peze en si le d, then tl,e exel ttna!io.n
• Thunder ! that water 1 , :•mell, rather old r
Ne wanted 6 . 1 zo - home at once, bat Jo.'
wai too much exeittl(l. to liken fur a tao ;
!pew t ) such p:op‘ition. -
.• Never heard anything about that e:•••tern
befoie ; the old :fellow mtl4- hive tixe.l it on
purvo.e -to drown pelple in. Curioti, that
we rho!.ld both tail into it.'
- They pus'iva Ott again f a ir the melon..--
Pre,ently they were canzl,t, by the coral ..
and.herellong they went into a heap of bri
rr. Ntid thistles, and the like. which had - been I
roa-ed there fur their express accommotla
• • Suet) a getting up stairs!' muttered one
Of tl ea).
• Nettles and ihistles ! howithey prick !'
ixe`al:ned the clter. . . .
They now detertnined to go more cauti•
on•qy. At length they arrit•ed at.the
How thir.k they are, Jo; Come here
There's more than a dozen pod fat ones
And down they sat in the midst of them,
and g'ectited to conclude that were :IMpt:y!tC
warded for all their mishaps.
IL v, Joe,' viid Ned, ' take,' this musk
rnelcnr, isn't it a ?miser ? Slash itOn -it.
'I: cuts tremendous hard, Ned. Ned it's
siinagli l. .
• No if isn't-,ltellvou its a `new kind—
Ohl Swipes sea to khode bland for the seed
last rt ring.
`'Well, then, all I've got to say the old fel
low got sucked in—that's all.'
• I'm going to gouge into the water mel
ons ; there goes half A dultarl Yve
brvke my knife. If I didn't know it was
water-melon, 'should gay it was apuropkin.
Fart is; I bdieve it is a pumpkin. -
What the bOvs did besides, white the own
er went to the glable and uninuzzled the old
1 due, and led hint into the garden, we are
not able to say ; ;that. •they took long steps
the onion' ud flower b 13 revealed iu the
They psid.pretty dear for the whistle.—
Thew had not tasted a single melon ; they
had got scratched, and torn their clothes ;--
were as wet as drowned rats, and half seated
out: oftheir wits at the ravenous old uog
and the apprehension that they would he dis-
The next night the owner of the melon
patch invited all the bore of the village. in
cluding Ned and Joe, to a feast of melons, on
the principle of ' returning good for ea t —
This ciremnstance c h a nged th e h er e opin
ion of • Old Swipes? and his melons, were
never afterward; di4tettA,
L4r Said a purchasor to a hors dealer
flat animal sure footed :" PerfKtly said the
jockey, 'when he puts his fort ad&wyn, you'd
think he was never going to sake it up.i.
• The-London Tima has the particulars of
the recent outbreak in the India - troops, Which
wig originally ascribed to the insigtfloan fact
that .thely catridges had been greased with
polk and-bullocLia4 which had excited the
:1 .
religious feellin l gs -bribe troops, and indeced
the revolt. The:Times gives the following.
aecout of the Meerut and Delhi insurrection
from the pets, of the Bey. T. C. Smyth., chap
lain at Meeruti l ' -
On the 9th-of May eighty-five troopers of
the 3d light cavalry, who had refused to fire
- with the .catridges supplied 'to them, (the
saute which they hail used for many-munths,)
were brought - up at .a pande of the :donut'
coops to receive the sentence, 'of a
court-martial, ahiel bad fiuished its pro
ceedings the previous day, and whose sen
tence hail been confirm) by Mapr-General
\V. 11. Hewitt, commanding the division, in
accordance with the special powers which
had been given hiii) by the commander in
„Chains were riveted on the:mutineers
in the presence of the troops, and they were
sentenced to imprisonment for ten years..
All remained qufet till the evening of Sun-,
Jay, the 10th of Mav,.when 1 was driving
do , :vn to the church a- usual, (distant abdut
a mile ft dny hough,) for the 7P. M. service.
and mC
on my way twn of Her Majesty's
60th titles covered with blood and supported
by their comrades. On reaehing the church
found bh . g.ies and carriages driving away
in gtqat confusion, and a body of people run
ning to me and pointing to column of fire :.n 1.1
smoke in tl e direetion of the city.. t Frequent
rhos were thanheard, and the Ilistank cries_
of a Loge mob. My colleague, Rev; M Rot
tOn and his wife came up at the inc-nent ;
but, finding that the people had all gone
back; me abandoned; of cour4e, - the thought
of commenting divinit service .and drove
how. We went together, just after my
re:urn into the western verandah, and heard
a shot in the. adjoining road-, fo h iced by a
ery and the gallopmg of ahotse will' :t buggy.
This pieced to havebee:l . a murder of a Mr.
(v,,teri t iary surgeon-of the pl li g ht
:dry ; ) who was shot and mutilated by five
pets. 1.4. Chr,istie, (the surgeon of the
same reginient - ,)• who accompanied him in
the buggy, having been sadly disfi, , ured anti :
injured at . the same time. .11e is still living
and doing well, _ _
By this - time theEnzliA troops bad reached
the native:infant iv line into which they tired
with _rape and mu try. The inhabitants
of the S rider Itaz?Ar and city committed
atrocities fir gri•ater - than those of the Seioys.
as in the Case of Cri plain Menuhald's wife.
whoni'lliev pursued and frighfullv mutilated.
(thutigh her 'children were happily all saved
by the Avahs.) and of Mrs'. Chambers, wife
the adjatarat of the 11th native infantry, who
“a - 4 In.ade•el -- in her • garden d 1 in : , Mr.
Ghainber'sab-ence on duty, Ler clothes hav
ing been set on fire iref!.re she was shot and
cut to pieces. About 10 o'clock a bung to
immediately opposite our honse v as =ct on
flue by tive troope''s of the 3d li,ht eavahy
and an attempt (thou! , ll happily unsucessf
was made to lite the hoifindier's house. Af
ter this e!evrm strong pickets and a part rot of
the English cavalry, artilery and infantry
were posied on the to: near our hom-e, but
the- Of 'lotuses, LI., continued until L.4)4!
ultun daybreak, .nrit,cipdly eau-ed by tht;
tr. , hboring villugers, after the guarding of
the lit!;es.
The less ot property; and rtlrisl of life, has
been very dreadful. The part of Mt..erut in
which the insurrection principally raged is a
miserable wilderness of ruined houses, and
some of the resident:;, Oa was the case with
and Mts. Urea:(read, the counnis;.ioner of
division.) escaped miraculti-ly from • the
hands of their pursuers by hirlin:r'themAelves
iu the garden and outhott , e: of their burning,
Cungatos, and i n • bottle ca s e ; by diT • uisina
Chum-elves as rritive servants. Before the
EtiWileah troops at rived 'on Sunday night at
the scene action, the following were bar-
barously cut to pieces: • Mr. V. Tregnar, in
speetor of schools ; Capt. MeDortild, of the
20th attire infamy, and Mrs. McDonald ;
Capt. Taylor, Mr. Pattie, Jlt. Henderson, all
of the same corps; liunis, commanding
the 11 th native infantry ; MrA. Chambers,
whose murderer wascauiht on the 13th, tiled
at once, hanged on a tree Without•furt her de
lay, his body afterwards being burnt to ashes.
! In the 2d light ctvalry the. following were
: Mr. Philip. , vetetinary surgeon ; Mr.
and Mrs. Dawson Mr. McNar, lately_ joined,
and a little gi l l of the riding master, Mr.
1 Langdale, to:Tether with servral soldiers•of
the artillery and GOth lilies, and Women ar.d
children of the military,and general reidents
of the station..
Among ctlict instances of frightful butch-1
Eery was that of &meant Law, his wife and
six ch - 11ren, wI were living beyond the pre- '
Hots of cantonments. The state in-which
the tither and three of the infants were found
deties description. Happily- the mother and
three of her children, though previously
m rugled, crawled about midnight, to tl:e
tillery Hospital, and it is hoped will recover.
Mr. * Rutted and I have buried .31 of the
murdered ; there are others who , e bodies have
not been brought in. The 3d light cavalry
(with the exception of some„7o or 80 troopers)
and the. with native infantry, went off to Del
,hi during Sunday night. The 11th native
infantry, who not only refrained from murder
ing their officers and burning house -t, but pro
tected the ladies and children of the corps,
and remained in the neighborhood; 120 of
these hate returned; and it is thought . that
Imply more of them will do so; a proclama
tion- of pardon, 'ander,the circumstances,
having been sent to them. On Monday night
many people, (Including a large number of
women and childre4olept in•ae Artillery
School of In-tvuoion,; a wulled enclosure,
well guarded. On Tueiday I . retarned with
my friends to our house, but while we were
at dinner received the news that all the
Delhi troops had =tined and joined the in
su rgeanti. We were consequently ordered,
with the ladies and children, back into the
depot, and 'thnyoops were at once placed
under arms and posted with cannon, so as to
command the European lines of the slation t
the rest being abaailoried.
The night passed away with no distur
bances,-. except Oust:tut shots between the
pickets and the rinteis, the latter consisting
of villagers and residents in the city and ',ba
zaars. On Tuesday evening Captain de Wa
iler, of the artillery, and, Captain Wallace,
of the 14th native infantry, l , with, their react,
Majority Abbott, Captain Han
key, Mt: Elton; &c., with ionre women and
several 'children, came in from. tkelhi, with
fearful actonts of the.revolt in th \ lt city and
massacre of the
.EngliSh. R. ev. , Jennings,
chaplain of Delhi, and his grown up -daughter
(an amiable mid much respected young la
dy) were murdered in the palace, where they
were living with Captain Douglas, (also
•killed,) commandant of the gaards. The
Delhi Bank was plundeted and burnt,- (as
were all pantonineras,) together with the
premises of the Delhi . Gazette, the treasury.
•ke I,- and the church burnt: But ale y
feW, I fear, have escaped by the Kurnaul
road, and in this direction, filthough it is ru
mored that several carriages were seen pro-.
ceeding. to Xurnatil. The, troops in - Delhi
Were Captain De Teissler's light field. battery
of native artillery, .with -the 74th, .54th and
38th regiments native infantry—the two lat.
of which attacked and murdered their own
officers-as well as those of the 14th. -
On . the 15th of May COO of the sappers and
'miners, officered by commissioned. and non ;
[commissioned Europeans, arrived at Meergi
I from their station, Roorki e, and the c- mama
der-in-chief is shortly expette'd to move from
Unballah towards kurnaul, with three Euro
pean regiments from tire bit's, atid 3,000
:coops fu - rnished by -the Jain . and Putteelah
Rajahs. The Sirmore battalion is hourly
expected in Meet iit front Deyralt. The-rebels
are still at the palace of Delhi,. ant. have
tulle I it is i - 411,1, iu imbreing the reighboriCg
Rajahs to join their; • are ,- 'allotted to
fightiag among uteri yes, .and the
I suppose, ia3 in a- state of anarchy. • N u
have lost all they possesSed except the
clothes on tlfi-ir backs; among the refit, key:
Alfrel and Mrs: Mvated, _of Ate church
Missionary t'r-Sciet2,. Thrit gentleman. wits
per fut ming divine st:tvico in the ,141 , sion
at, the time of thetuditiny, and'escaped to the
European lines. The rioters - ) braze into his
house in the citv,•searchol event nook ant
•corner for and 'burnt down the prethisk
None of us, I believe, ate de-iitute of. pro
found and heartfelt thankfulr.ess to . Alizii . rhtv .
Guti fur our great deliVeratice. Our he a rts,
however, are ldeetling t% .1- the loss-(under•eir
oem-tances of ftiAtfal and unparalleled
atrocity) of so Many of cur dear and un
fortunate con ntry men.
The soldiers, especially, arc burning to la"
dint summary -punishment on these brutal
murders of unarmed men. defenceless women
and intocent chitdren. Martin! ht.t+ lifs been
proclaimed in the district by ; theTS.litjJr-
G e rfirral. The mutiny oornmenced wiih . the
rescue •-f the 8 :7. prisoners by their comrades.
Th.. jail was burtki.and 1,400 other convicts
liberate-I. The fettered mutineers proceeded
to the cuMnou tut of Capt. Galloway and com
pelled his Ghrckststitit to ri-lisoie theii. chains.
Die Delhi magazmes was defended for sotw .
!lin I hy certain Europeans, but lit. 3 o'clock,
I'. M . ., on t':e I - 2th inst.,-when the insurgents
ha , ! stWere I in eff e cting, an entrance, - the
place was blown itt) with a terrible explosio)
by Lieutenant G.D. Wilmighby, commissary,
ordiutin 'e, destrOying it is t IrMigllto,ome
1,000 of the. rebels. That gallant s4licer es,
taped for the tithe to the main gnarl. His ,
Gate at present remains tweertitur, though bat'
little hope is entertained of hi- safety. Not
a single European or noire Chrisdt is Jeff
alive in Delhi or tl.e neighborhood:
LoArtms —J-The following stt.-3-, told of
- Franklin's mode of towing the milli - nil call
el " Lounger," is worth putting into piacttice
occasionally, even in this ii!ve and generation.
One tine tnorniug, while Franklin waa pre
paring his paper fur the press, a " tonnuer"
.'tepped 'int° 1 :40 :tore -4 - aid spent an hour or
more in look* over the books, &e.. and fi
miry taking dne iu his hand: asked. the shop
! -
out' r ite price.
01i,?, dollar," was the answer.•
"One dollar!" said the lounger, can't
you take less that...that ?"' •
• " NO, indeed one dollar is the priee."-
Another bad neatly passed-when the loung
er asked—
. "Is Mr: Franklin at home!"
" Yes, he is in the printing office."
"I want to see him," said the loutiger,
The shop boy itnmediatety infortned - Mr.
Franklin that a gentleman was in the store
waitini to see him. Mr. Franklin AtA3 soon
behindkhe counter, when the lounger bcol in
baud. wilressf..ed Um thus
‘ Mr. Pratiklin what is tin: law'est vou will
takelwthis book
"Oledollar , and a quarter!" was Lb
One dollar and a quarte:•! Why . your
young man only asked a dollar."
" True," said Franklin=-"and I could have
better afforded to have taken. a dollar
then, than to hare been called otit of the.
• The lounger seemed su prised, and wishing
to end the parley anis oc u
"Come, Mr. Franklin, tell me i What is
the lowest yon will fake
"One dollar and a half;" was the reply.
" A (foliar and a half! why you offered it.
your-elf for a dollar and a quarter."
Yes," sa id Franklin, "and I had Letter
hare taken - that price then than a dollar and
a hall'uow.
The lounger paid the price and sent about
his business—if he had any—and Fr:lAlin
returned to his work in the printing office.
Isnitsrmors nADITS.—Teaci) your children
to be industrious.. It is the" best preventive
to . crime, the hest guardian to virtue. L e ad
the histories of the hundreds who-till our
prisons and learn that, idleness was the
cause of their ruin. Youngmen of industious
habits are seldom found in the sinks of
lotion—disgracing.• themselves or their pa •
rent. The increase of crime among .us is
, thistly caused by the distav 'of honest labor.
If we would preserve the generation from
thOse sins and vices which degrade the pres
ent times, learn them good trades, and bring
them up to good and industious habits,—
Idleness, late hours, a disregard - of the Sab
bath, drinks and the perusal of obscene sheets
are .causing 'the ruin of millions. •
t' Kitchen girls are now termed" young
ladies of the lower parlor." People who. go
about grinding knives, scissors and razors are
termed "gentlemen of „the - reVolution:'—
Folks viho dig Oaths are - termed "profoun'd
Two travellers were robbed in a wood - And
tied to trees.. One of them in despair, ex
claimed," Ob, undone -"
Are pout"
said the otherjo ity," than I wish you'd
come and undo
Una 1
eild Railroad car. ree
full , except one - whicl
rough looking, Irishni
intelligent 3- - etn,r lad]
seats but seeing no
to "go into a back c .
h as tily and offered_ th
pleasure.. , •
" Rat rou t will lies
rescondea one of the
tieCeptihgit, l •
Nicer yeirnind_flat r i said.tho Mibernt
" ye'rew(Pconie t 't! I'd ride upon the
cow catcher.. ill New (York, any for'sli__
stlitieYrOM t o such ffne/enian/yladies
retreated -has ily into 'the next car, - Aritid .Abe
che'et's of to who. had .the
den.. •
.„ • .
• Ar the table of nn
tele,. n•roug)t.
tuned -1.. v the vomit
could reach. - "After
for sotne time, the
gormandizer pn the' •
" old
you too to Ohio ti
" Why n0t..1"
" Boendse.they've
- 1 -
t • rir ". John," inqu.
I hopeful 'pupil. " what
who makes . .
l'n'tailor 1" ".One w
u• •
you stupid fella w,"
his n tnnn wl
master," returned .Tui
not putt tails t o th e c
lie all jeickt.....!' Set
I honor to 'your muter
. -
MoDr3Tv.—A m
a lea of elliktkeft, at
"111 take the par
dres ,, al in drawers!'
A yolflig gentler:l
"I'll take the Out
bustle ?"-
Hartslwrn was i
to the lady.
Wcnilen are 1
are-raineillw closer
vile, old bachelor ad
the_closer she Clinesl
ruined. Poor rule,.
Ways; Knock down
i r...7. '-11') - •estiot!
the proper age to : t - ,el
Eve to his-bo,sont lici
an 1r..4 id P.irr titan)
fired and twenty ;
atiyheretetwe'an tl
.per gi‘•ing a;
-:. gee says: - --
• s a larrre to . wn
6, ail/ ef brieA
''iris 1: giu i llet] c
eiiption of Aibany;
- Albany . is a city
:o i l td , enty-ilee=bur
with t4ir 9,-thle end
,t coacht4v B i,rPa,§on
r,eL minembet. to harts_
11`1.)atchtnatt, , ip*ply to
I Iced
hlVs6 the moat feminine
reply, "1 3:pcis. do ieiti
tr;er, vas 'a woman:'
• .
best and: did.
Sn etfeet that we e
heard. was given 1):
a frie - iid, who
east of countenante
" wai
t‘on foe dat-7-mv tit
a rl e r An' entiaeht
uilLessing the
light, as reeentli-, en
illumination of the t
was li6trd to eiclan
"T3y .love 'all I
held tiny ihaie; t
- A Freoch
befOre a tribunal to
revel vol . from he r mj
" What. pretest b'
inquired the presich
" riease.sir," rep!'
bare no pretext —it
tz, Dr. Frankli . w en: a- child, : fotrn4
Ilielong%gruces - use( by Ills - father before and / • I
after meals - very ted ous.
..Ctiie - dir,-.after-tha: - -.
witilet's provisions I ad been r:alt,4- 7 -' I thigh,' ....--:
father," said Itcrtjstain, ' . were -to -- • may
gitiee over the whol4 cas.,)4*-:*`Ce: tor an, it:
wc414.4 be a vast sairing ofiltirne . :,.'
< ,—• es. 4iii. , ' - . I •
:It' 110w..p. an y fond mOthe.ii . n<l. fruga
~,, --
holveits keeptheir,_ anti.! .'•
the', r , .ere: , fur some extra 'occasion, iirj,: - .
,t oine • bi t! . I,itz - 'or pther'it ;Until both aura. .. .
sour 1., This .veins to us - nutivelouttr - poor- 1
economy, ' , .- - . )/, .... .' -- ..
. ! .
jr2rt" So you NT
twenty r said A Co
while . danefiez the
" What :tore/if:you
ter or worse."
. .
'.TI)O pa rrs
tion - by!lief) kat!
tuinniei. "We tot . v€
llowtiver [;tinned - in)
can dui!. in lass 6
Jr,- A.. company .
discussed the qa6t,
esL duty of man r'
viitlilucces4 tit it
bill; t.
Ste'' in Cork, a •sbort time ago ' the atiei
of t he court enileaiort - d, toAisper , ,,c - tbe Crinv• d
b - ax . Claiming," al ,ye blackguards that isn't;-
lawyer; quit the btr.,!!' - - -_• _ -
- • :,,liar , re -
ifar "John, how I Ari9h4 was as raueh
the faAbion to trail wives- as to trade liOrso,"
Why. so, Dick " cheat soriiebody _
most shockingly b fore" night"."
. .
Tbe Mann:
bog out AV - eAt;it is
one scats and sow:
%ben gueis at -the
NIVER , give 00,
ea of you, eep" . ial
• • Wei! appreoret
Rumba 31.
a _lfew Ear—
ral2t, the seats siereall--
• iris.: iccupidd,.
iddtitly well bred itDd:`:
, • doitl6 - -
'vac:Ol - ones •viete.abottt::,-:
Patrick. rpm
m Lis seat with evideat
no seat for :yOurself,": s ' ,
young ladies with's..
true politeness as ' td :
of our New York ho•.-
un individual wns an ,
of his nearest neighbor
the goOd things ini
itnessmg his . operation"
nt customer tapped the
milder, and said:
h fe t lio n w w , a l y ve;uldia%:itdviio
of the hi cisk
'red :s
ha nailer l'! • " A man
` very food. -" Wbat is
to wakes tails r \ ‘f Oh,
id the .dotninie,
_ biting
i o makes tailsr7 "'Yes,
"if .the tailor 'did
ats he made they - - wou4,
down- John ; you're an
al . parent." • -•
Cest ytil;i3g ladkdesiri4
Ihe table, .
that had ought to
n opposite metlidtely
which ought to lieu the
inedintelv adaliblitered
ike Ivy—tbe more •yott
She clings- to, you. A
s--,lvy is like WOMMI--1
to vou the'nore she
hat won't work both
that old bachelor. -
is often atikca , d wbat is
!married ? Adam took
rore he was a year old,
I• at\t.l4e ago of One ?tun
ic conclude ttierefore,t4at
iiese.bho point. 4 will. ad-
1 1 aecodut of Toulosa ni
containing cOOO ialtab
my liv n well known des=
which runs . thus-. ; -
)f . five hundred 'houses
'red . most
to the street. • '
London speculator,' rnt
nt tiutees.. of the eleekrio
ployed in Paris - for. - hA
:a the
i .ivith deep feeling. • .(;
are got to say is, if I
e - inoon, I'd sell. out _
man recently appeared
complain of ill ttbi,ge she
isba nd -
d he for. beating your
'woma n," he did el
.thiek kipk: .
uld not. i;ke nie, to L
ink lady tv bar I partner
4 ilia;:t few evenin! ,, ssine,e.
;the - we for r.' "Per bet-
re braglng. of an tUCCn
e . r can' b, tanned in - tern
seen the -.linan hide„-
lye.. Soule Sci ilt toolluasterai
two. .
of latht , s; the ether, 4,*1
on ; " What is the gient4. - thetn cotiteud4-
Wis to pas dry gobds
r in which- they weigh a
said, is to put, the 'hog*
stones in the cetber t.
eight tifilit stories.
1 . .
nsel- where - it-is - hot 1 1#*
- , ,
yto those we* - are ,inea.r
° })
• 1