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From the Symbol.
L'XCLE J0XAS AND HIS HEIR.
11Y MRS. C l 011NE.
Uncle Jonas was seventy years old, anil
his thick, line hail lay like silver on his tern
ple. His taU form was but slightly bent,
and there was a ludJy glow on Ins healihj
check. In short, from appearances, Uncle
Jonas bid fair lo live fifteen or Iweny
years longer. Now, though this might be
very agieealde and pleasant to the old gen
tleman himself, there were Iwo young gen
tlcincn who were r.ot quite so well delight
ed with ike prospocl. Uncle Jonas was
rich, and had two heirs, in iho shapo ol
Iwo idle, good lor-litlle nephews, named
James and Joseph, but commonly called
J tin and Joe.
Now how it happened that Jem and Joe
considered themselves sole heirs to Uncle
Julias, is not very well known, for iherc
were oiher nephew besides themselves,
and much more deserving, but nevertheless
it was so, and Uncle Jonas himself teemed
somewhat to favor the idea, but some said
it was because hu was under the influence
of his brother, the father of tho young men.
who ruled him and governed him almost
like a child. In fact, his brother's rule had
lately become very irksome lo Uncle Jonas
who at first submitted lo it from affection
and a certain indolence, and dislike lo the
exercise of strong will, bu', as ho found u
encroaching more and more every day,
ho became sensible that unless hu resist'
cd soon, he would have no free will left.
It was a line warm summer day, and
Uncle Jonas having returned fiom a walk
over his extensive grounds, entered his cool
darkened parlor, and reclining liimsuK in a
large easy chair, fell ntdecp. llo was heat
ed near an uput window, ihroiifelt whose
closed blinds caino a soft summer hieatl
I'ragiant with the perfume of lilies. Whin
wonder that in this pleasant dream he
thought a suit while hand was bathing hi
f .rehoad with cool odors? The sound ot
voices at length awoke him, and he listcnei'
;,l liral half-aslerp, half-dreaining. lie
fcccined in a few minutes, however lo ac
quire a suiMeu inli tesl in llie consevs ittoii,
for he btarlcd slightly, and listened with an
earnest, surprised expression, then risini;
softly, he peeped cautiously through the
the blinds out on tho piazz i, which running
round tho main house mado a right angle
near the window. Here in the shade loung
iiijf on the settles which were placed at in-
i, ri:.ln. wire liia two urn hews, each will
a cigar in his mouth.
They weie tail, vvcll-l'oi mci? youths c
ncu"h, but cunning as the marked e.spres
fcion of ihcirjuninlellecuul faces, which pos
sessed youlb, health and somewhat regular
feature?, which however, did not quite re
deem their sandy hair, white eyebrows am
light blue eyes.
I sa, Jem, you needn't trouble your
tell',' said Die younger of the two, -foi I saw
the old wa.i go down lo the Willow 'one1
an hour ago, and hu can't come back with
out inv teeing htm'
'1 wonder he ilou'i have the kindness to
tumble into the Willow Pond;! should thin
!,r uu a"' ' li !''? on In all rieinily.
11 , ' ,,-iri!l J oh will, .1 co rSP lti
as iouh asFnt-vs;:e, tut h.s tia.t
will mine at last, nixI then his money bags
will have In 8oiii, 1 promise you '
'7'he Hi si tiling shall c)o will ho in cut can prorniso you coinfoi table and I trim1
down those big trees ami havo nil this greal a happy home, boih f ir yourself anil youi
useless green spot panied with potatoes.' mother, if yon will be my wife You neet
'You may do what you've a miuil In widi noi answer nm now Mary, but in a day in
i Ins place. I'm content unit the house iieiwo i will rido over, anil you can lull int
ihe ciiy, and then we'll sec who'll have
fasl troller that'll beat Joe Siaplcs'.'
Have you seen Mack Charley, Uncle
."mm thinks no mu h of?' said Jem. knock
ing the ashes from his cigar. 'S'posu we
!o and lake a look at him. lie's a fiery
fellow, and its a chance ho don't break hie
master's neck. We should break o n hearis
al such a distressing event, shui;Kl:i t we
' We should be plunged into the depihe
of allliction.' answered Joe in a tone ol
mock solemnity, and lighting a fresh ci
gar, Uncle Jonas' hopeful heirs look llieii
way to the s'ahlr,
' .Veil, well,' said Undo Jonas, throwing
liiinsclf back with a deep sigh into his es)
liatr. 'So the in. grateful boys alreadj
wish I would break my neck, humph'
drown mvself in the Willow l'ond humph!
So they think 1 am as lough as pine-wire
Aye, aye! They shall find I am toughei
than they expect. They shal. find '.he
have missed a figure in their calculations
ha tinjjiy. headed, false-hearted varlcts
Then my heirs! We shall see, wo shal
seel' And Uncle Jonas rose up so tall urn
eiecl and encrgetie.you would hive l iough
him I3ii years younger than when he sa
Ab'iut live miles from where Uncle lona
ived. away up a cool green lane, was i
small black collage with a sloping roof tha
ran down so far behind thai it almost restei
on the green bank around the house, I
was an humble, rural abode as you wouh
like to see in liding through the couuln
and there would have bseu nothing aitrac
live about it, if it had not been overhung b
in immense tlm ireu, which cast its grate-
1 11 1 shadow far and wide before tho cotldg.
door. All was very still around this lowU
Jwelling. Tho murmur of ihe bnghl tilth
brook, dial went dancing and spailtling o
vei the stunes, was mingled widi tho low
Hum of a busy wheel, Inside which sal :
iilooiniiig young girl of twenty-two in ihr.
iuniiiK'is. i'O ivs neatly atiiied in ;
short white gown, and a black skirt, frou
beneath winch peeped a well shaped luoi
clad in snow white hose. 1'retty Mar)
Uiller was wool to sing is she p'ied hu
wheel, but to-day her swi el voice was si
lent, and now and then a bright tear glis
ened on her eyelid Mary had seen sot-
rowlnl davs since thu death of her Uthei.
and now a-, their little properly diininishci
rapiitlj ,she divaded lest she should ho obli
ged to leave her poor moilier, and her huin-
e bul happy home, and seek her loriune
in Iho wide world. So while lid liamic
riuwht llW! chanicallv al tluir lank, hei
mind was busy shaping out fniuni scenes
Suddenly the lapid tread of a horse's loot
aroused her, and looking up she beheld a
lino looking man, inoii lied on a proud bl'n i
steed, reining up bt lore her.
.Mary sprung I'roiu her w lici I, and has
ft IT I
lened lo welcome her obi Irieiu:, l n J"
Hood Ml, Staples! who hd been
Inend to them in all their trials, lie w.i
ways welcome. Uncle Jou-.s decline
entering die collage, so M.irv bioughl om
.mother chair, and a bowl of her riches
mik, (or her visitor, and her dnk ey
purknl wnli pleasure t,s her hi'i.evoleni
!n,.inl ii'iTivcd it with a pinile ami U uu
Af'.ct a few cmjuiiics ahous her is'H!n
and how ihings were going on, inai t
rather an absent manner to lie sure, Urine
lonas moved his chair nearer Mary, an.i
with ihe air of a man who has made up his
inniC. lie took tier naii j m .ut.auu aio nn
ply and candidly,
. . 1 . . . 1 . .1
My dear Mary, I am old. and you are
vuuur, and thr, woild instil perch ince
laueh al what I am going to say , but ynu
ure a sensible gill, and will view 11 ration
A rich glow crimsoned Mary's cheek,
u hi c...i 1 ... ., UnA .hiiiim. wr.h
Ii, Ml." UAC'I I.I t v
Kl.i.u ottuij r;Se u,d txr tcutiun.
'I eaiui n offer you ymth or beauty,' con
turned Undo Jonas, smiling g liille, 'but I
a'lhen what " ynu may thii.k best. Jlw
good Uncle Jonas, as ho fpoke, laid hie
hands on Mary's bright dark li.ui, b if In
would ask a b.essi'iir on her Afier h fel
moments, during w hich little w is said, Uu
,:le Jonas mounted Black Chnluy and unit
slowly away. Mary at by hei spinning
heel, but did not spin, (ill the voice of her
'Mother, returning from a neighbor's, remim:
d hei lhal it ws neaily sunset.
It w as some three weeks afier the above
ivenl llut t)ie thin, sjiara form of Mr. Josh
ua Staples might have heei. seen rapidly
crossing the gieen lawn before hi brother's
dwelling. His sharp features wore an an
gry expression, and his little piercing gray
;yes shot fire from under the cover of his
iverhanging brows. In his hand he grasp-
ad a small piece of written paper, and he
n uttered some inaudible words as lie has
tened on. Thcie was a quiet smile on
Uncle Jonas' face as lie watched his bioih-
wr from the window, but he turned to meet
n i i ii as he came into the room in precisely
his ordinary calm manner.
Mr. Joshua Siaples without any use-
ess ceremony plunged at once in median
What does all this mean, bruther Jonas'
laid he. ' V hal set yuu to go and make a
fool ol yourself al your lime of lileJ' ami
Mr. Joshua shook the crumpled piece ol
paper in his brother's face as he spoke, 'I.
is well you have me to lake care for you
ir you would plunge headlong into ruin.'
Whit is ihts trouble, brother Joshua?'
aid 6'uclo Jonas, very mildly. 'What is
m iho paper?'
Take it,' said Mr, Jophua thrusting i
ipon lino, 'and thank heaven that 1 havi
aved you from tuch disgrace.'
Uncle Juiijs smoothed the crumpled pa-
,er uod rend--lus own luairiago notice.
iu angry spot burned in his cheeks, am
us eye (lashed bul he subdued himself u
moment, and answered inihily , 'So y oi
Urn k 1 have done w ioug, brother, Josbu..?'
l'o bo suie I do, you ought to bu ash.nii-
d of youiiell, to 40 and set up a poo.
tieggany hussy over your own llish alii,
Nay, brother; you forget youiself, Ms-
y Midcr may Lo poor, but she u no beg-
Mr. Joshua saw hu had gone too far, ami
uflened his lone a littlu. Hut may be
ununited he 'hut urtlul she must be lo havt
ntrapped a man of our y ear into such
idle lolly. Lucie Jonas bit his lip bu
'Joint' .-aid Mr. Joshua Jiiore calmly 'it
you are lonely in youreaMlu of a hoin.;
James and Joseph shall make you a vis
they desire nothing (iiither 1I1.111 to ur.ikt
oii happy mid add lo your cnjoyniciii.
Very well Inolhci.' naid Uuelc Jonaa 'do
as you p'.c.ijc.
l)ui:lo Jonas said llii.i 111 so appaictitly
subiiiis.iivo n aimer as ll ill delcience lo his
brolhi r's supei 101 judgement that Mr. Josh
ua was saiulicd and talked and laughed as
,1 nothing had happened.
Ti.c ni'Vtdav hrouL'ht Jem and Joe an
parenily lor a friendly visit to their uncle
but in realiiy as spies upon Undo Joiu'
Kvery ihing went howrvir the same
usual; U iiclti Jonas appeared 10 have whol
ly given up Ins idle lijly an hot brother call
eil II 8110 .teill auo .l.u j;n w iuuh tummi-m
and hiastful than ever and more idle ami
Thry were i -eldoin up in som-oh for
1 11 1 1 . c. 1.....
'. . y . . ,
- hfeaklast anf one inornin.tuev came oown
)trt than usual. As they aonlerrd tndo-
,,,Uy n,i rakat room they ob.-erv-
fl) t'ucle Jona had preceded them
i )19 wg5 tlot hoe'r ny unrinn:t,oiiluet(J lel nft ,'nrthr anxiety Ui I slonil
- mnl) Bn, (hi v look but lude nein o ol
I'hcir brvakl.isi wits as wt.l r-eneil aa Uiey
us could rr-ai-onabiy txpect, jn they took tU
a , huertv lun iiil' laull wilt) tvert thing, ahu
using itnfrr'jitr hiiguige to the eitvar.it
I wonder where thai stupid old fool ofj Jem ami Joe looked foolishly at each gave-her credit for knowing, he hd
I'lioums is,' said Jem ax he rung the helljother. They saw they had lost til clvancejnot aniicipaled lhal she would serve him
'tolenlly a second time with a jeik ihai
iroke the pull in pieens.
No Thomas caine; bul there see:nnd li
an untisml bustle and confusion in tin
'ihII ami in a few moments there entered
Uncle Jorins with a happy smile on his be
nevoleni countenance, and with him a Udy,
young and handsome, whom he introduced
10 his nrttoiiished nephews as his wife.
Surprise and anger really imparled an
iination 10 llieir dull eoneeilrd counleniinces
as Jem and Joe started up al this unexpect
Do not let us interrupt your breakfast,
gentlemen pray be seated and feel your
selves at home.' said good Uncle Jonas
wiih a slightly malicious emphasis on the
Jem and Joe looked first st llieir
uncle and (hen at each olhei, if
evident embalmment. Their first im
pulse had been lo seize llieir hats and
rush out of the house, bul eecond thought
laid, 'Put a good face on Ihe matter,you
may be heirs yl. Who knows?' So
ihev saluted their new aunt with all ihe
poliie.icss lliey could muster, and Mn
received iheir attention jr ci ou-ly .
As soon as 1 hey we.ie by iheniselvs?.
however, Ihe peul up anger exploded in
bilter execrations ngiinsl tneimelves foi
having been outwitted. Most bittei
were Ihey against iheir father, for said
! h f y , 'If'lie hadu'l mewed us up here
we tdiould have gone round lo Ihe dil
ferenl chuiches and given Uncle Jonas
no chance being published.'
Ii'h no use our alay iii hero any Ion
Her,' gitiniLled Joe. 'We shall seive
iur cuds lies', to my iliiuking, by taking
oaiselves ofl while.'
One thing I know said Jem dogged
ly, 'I have got lo have some money
from .soniewhei e, and if 1 can'l gel 1
nil of I Tiic I e Jonas, father Ml have u
ghlen his puise.'
'You won't gel il now, yuii may ilc
pend upon thai, he'll he so mad at oui
lelling I lie old man c,el a itarl t,l us.
laVJ got the laugh on us completely
iow. IJiyley, aiidStepheujr- aiidlliuwn
vill have us fur .1 by woid; llu y'll nev
jr be done making fun of tin. Wc shall
id the nick'iiame of 'Tlie Hens,' and
'ic looked ci est falle.i em ugh as hi
ilioug,lit of tho lidicule of l.is diasijulcr
'f)h couip, ii'i no use lalking so, Joe,
we miisl I'lil a hold face on, and laugh
with llieni, and keep friends with Ui
ide Jouaf, and net what wo can out ol
him, ha! h..' Wo may he heirs yet,'
and Iherc was a cold glnler in Jem's
ligjil blue eyes us ho sp: ke, which was
ho ncaic.il approach to waiuilh they
When Mr. .loidiua Siaulei lonml thai
hi.-brother had broken from Ins ndr, In
was al liint violently angiv, hut leeling II i.
'10 useless ,ne ,tll in lo thu policy ol Ins boo-.
mil w eul on qnieily lor a tune.
One iUy, alter the lap.e of lvn or three
summers, as Mi. Joshui and his hopclu
sons were sitting smoking after dinner, tin
icrvaiil handed in a note, which Mr Joshui
opened i,d read as follows;
'My dear broher and lirphews.
I have the plrasurc id aiii'ouneir.g to ym
as;,)C ; , , . -f w nurligeiu e tli.,1 Mrs Staph s ha
- ijj, ,jay prccnied me wiiti a 1,011 am
Mr. Joshua dropped the note as if he hai
burned his fir.gers wiih a red hot coal, am
111 ihe Mirprihs of ihe iiioiuimii a naugiit;
word hol.ed out of his inouth.
Joe picked up the note nd Auiahed read-
i have no doubt il.e intt lliri nee wil bt
very gratifying to my nephews, as t!ie
ii fo'i into tht Wilkw pvnd cr heak rr.;
: 11a wv.n am- h t r.ar.f y.
'Wliat 1:1 the n. imn ol r.iimmoii e n e
1 t , . 1 t k
iloifa ne mtai; cy itui: asKCJ .ur jotiiua
eiushly, lookii g a! In sons.
of being Uncle Jonas' Hens,
From tlm X. O Uclta.
THE COUNTRY 1IEIUKSS.
A SCENE IN A FASHIONABLE BALL KOOM
No lei the eagle change his plume,
The leaf its hue the flower iis bloom;
Hut ties Biound the waisi were spun
lhal could and would and were undone.'
Aany evenings have not elapsed
since music, with ils voluptuous dwell
esounded in one ol onr public sallons
Brigh 5amp shone o'er fair women and
Aye, women as fiir and men es brave
as ever assembled lo pay court to Damt
IVrpsichore, It was on the occasion
of one of our public balls that gayely
and variety prevailed which are so pe
culiarly characteristic of elegant inter
course and society in Aciv Ui leans. In
hat set danced ihe daik eyed Creole,
graceful as ihe undulations of ihe wave
al eve time in summer; in this, the blue
eyed girl of the North with auburn
locks and angel motion. '2s a general
ule ihe dresses were faultless; at least
ihey were fashionable, and great taste
was bestowed on Ihe dressing of the
hair. Of the male members present it
is unnecessary to speak at length. ihey
were as neat and as spruce as polished
patent leather shoe, kid gloves and
white vests could make llirin. Ail a
iiioiig lhe f'irer poilion of Ihe party.
there was one whose evident uuacquain-
lance wilh city life, an appaienl unso
phisticated artlessucss, attracted the al
1 e 11 1 1 0 11 of more than 0110 'looker 011 in
Vienna.' She was slill in her leens.
pi.-t Vtrging inlo womanhood
tote wih all its swetes leaves yet ful
ded.' 1 J cr dicss was such (is aParis mudist
would nut luin out; and llioogh sunn
what a kwaid, she danced not uuiact
lully, the fact is, shu came in lioin tin
eastern pail of Ihe Stale lo pay a visi
to some city cousins, and lin y, without
much making up lor the occasion, pre
vailed o.i her lo accompany llieni to Uu
ball, fur which they had tickets of inn-
lalioii. IVative beauty sho wanitd
loci', though she ccilaiiily sloo.l it
iced ol that easy elegance of nianiiei,
whit h iniei com mi with society aloiii
leaches- A i.roud, neiinvlas-'. would
be member of the 'upper leu thouand,'
noticed her in a dance and looking at
her through his qii'Zing glass, had he
iiugallanlry lo itinaik in an audible lone
of voice, 'that although lolewablc (ooil
looking, he is most ignorant, awkawd
cheuw I have cvei seteo.'
'Hush,' aaitl the peison to whom he
poke, 'that in Miss , lioin , the
only cllll.1 01 llie iicIiljI iilatiitl in Hie
'Aw,' said Ihe empty purre, 'ihal al
iwas the case. 1 should not Imve any
il j'.'Clioii tnystll lo niacvy a plantatiiji
mil a hundawd negvon. D m me, I
shall eugwageher for the next set.'
When Mis had finished hei
lance anil laken her seal, this gentle-
nan in seal ch of a wile went over lo
her, after nuking the most obcqui ,oi
is he thought , polite bow, he asked hei
I he c iuld have 'ihe pleashaw of dai.i
ng with her in Ihe n xt set.
She replied with much ingfiiuoiisnps
cei tainl.v,' f"i 111 iru'li .lie seemed lu
ike ihe imui rnen'.
Fiaces were oidt-ied to be laken fo
'he next tel, and, he led out Ihe unso
phislicated heiress She danced will
reat spirit until about Ihe middle ol
he first figure, when iie abioptiy and
prtcipitately reined lo hor seal, leavtnj;
tin pirmsr alone in hi 'oty
Hs was thnndeisiror L, could not ac
couitt Lr such ccnJuU; for hide as
such a irit k as lhat. Following her 0-
ver to where she sal, he addressed her
hi a lone of displeasure, laying 'Madam
10 what may 1 altwihuie conduct audi
is you have been guilly of! You ac-
accept me for a painaw.and Iken in thd
very middle of Ihe dance, wun off and
leave me standing in Ihe middle ot the
voom,n mawk fo 'the sneaws and laugh
ler of every one in the woom'
'Hush,' said she, 4hush putting her
hand up to his mouth, my buslle has
all hitched round on one side.'
THE INFLUENCE OF HABIT.
Habit, il it commonly said, is a second
nature, and there is much truth in the
phor.sm, lor by habit all our pihiary
tastes may be strengthened or conlcrac-
ted. It is by habit lhat the palate can
be brought to relish such nausesous sub-
siancu as tobacco, or even Ihe train oil,
which is one of Ihe Greenlander's chief
luxaries and ihe moral and inlelectusl
lasies are quite as complellyj until r iis
control s the physical ones- Whatev
er act, whether good or bad, is done
once, is easier done a second iaf,
whereby an additional incentive is f .
en lo the doing of il again, uud continti-
al'repeilion of the practice mi intei
weaves il with our nature as lo make it
pait of our being: There is nothing;
respecting which young peisoni uuht
to be more vigilani than of ti e habits
hey may acquire, and before yielding
to any propensity ihey .mould put to
themselves (he question 'Do I wish in
become more inveterate?' If mil, u-
sistaitce should be made al Ihe moment,
or it is then easier and mote cute lhaii
il can be afier ihe propensity has onco
lie been confirmed and slrcngib-
ued by b fui liter gratification. Every
new indulgence stieugihens those bond
iy which Ihe soul is enslaved, and how
an iis deliverance bo hoped for af er
is fttttrs have been made ten fold mron
ger; if even al (he present moment il ii
Imosl loo hard 'o accomplish? Theie
s no delusion more immimnior n ore
alu), than tho idea thai we can shake off
nircvil habits when we please; ttwl wa
can 'ceaso to do evil and learn lo do
well,' by meiely willing it, and lhal we
an dal ly lor a season wiih the WHnietie;
1' the woild and then dismiss them, i
liough Ihey had never been tasted. This
sin confidence in our strength lis
'icon Ihe ruin of Ih&ussr.ds, and the best
way for a man in ar i.;.....!f r h'
weakness is lo wage unaiedinta war up
in the habits to which he is addicted.
le will then find with whst difficulty
he vi ci lory must be won and whether
he fails 01 uceeed, he will; al lea',
ore himself of the iiifa'uation lhat hi
tll' 1 the only power that fcwaya h;
Dm't Vuu d 1. When a pMulant
ndividual poltiwly observe lo you, 'yon
had belter eat :ne u,i had'nl youf' don't
you do it.
h.en a clique ol mends wnt you
10 start a paper to forward a parliruhr
et ol views; and promise you a lai'a
quantity of forluue and fame to be gain-
d in ihe uuderlaking don't you do 11.
When you have any business toirans
id wi'h a modern finacicr, and he 8k
vuu lo go and dine with him don.t you
Should you happen lo caich yourself
whistling 111 punting office, and the
crmpomior tell you lo whistle louder
Jun'i you do ii.
Ii on an odd occasion your wife
should exclaim to you, 'now tumble 0-
vt r ihe cradle and bieak your neck!
don't jou do 11.
When a hote kick you, & you feel
- a -won,; dipoton to k ck '.ha horse i&
hejietmo Jun't you Co it.