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LEVI 1. TATH,
IN DLOOMSBUHG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, VA,
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If tint paid within the firnt six month.
S00 If mil p.iid wiihiu theytur,
ftT" Xn B'lMcriptlnn taki'ii tor l'rt than nit nmntln,
triil no paper discontinued until all nrmirases shall have
E7" ordinary Aim RTtrMNTlnsrrti-d, and JooWoric
leeuUd, at tlm i-PtaliUalieil nrtrcx.
t T l)oicc Joctr
A IIAKVKST SONG.
4 w Th" toil of thn flay H ended,
The night in nt her nomi ;
- And the ham-l song 0wcll4 Mithelyiip
Ji- llncnlh the harvest moon j
J'VA ; TIkii tread ti quirker manir..
And limit t Imidcr drain ;
Vit'i it dance mid eons, the 1.
itjiMVitli it dance and imti;, the )u) s prolong,
That bring th golden grttin.
jl'rnm out th distant mountain
, t'omffl ttlf Video vf th'irav.-ide.
afAiiri Hi1 nenrer pl.ni of its ftlt t ntfrnm
tMnkfa j.'1'id tin- hi Ic n I j.Udc ;
ITlirnush all Hie hadowy forest
timid li.irn ireada Healthily
Among the nodding slicaua
f And now, mi rrrry hillpide,
t The l'xrplu intake clt .
' And when ailn'pv radian n fillii
From da) light at itsrlot ;
v, ('No "'"c fl 11 '"r "dues,
Despondciiry nr ftnr,
Wfncn autumn mini in fil.idnrpn.
' To trnnii tin- Irmttul yiar.
'JI)car i-t tlic ple.iHtnt fnf lime,
WIicn .ill is hutt iiroiiii'l
,L'yiicn IriKt-imprixdiK (I nvulita
.Are iiirltiiiR iiiio sdiiiid.
Ald rlc.ir, to", in Ht.i MMtinti
tpkVli''ii pirnB .ind mmiiH'r nn'i t ;
VWIi'ii tin woods iin taint with oilnm.
But H'rii'i: ix hut for paftiir1,
And mmiiu-r Imt lor bltow ;
" UhilLMiiititmii, lik! a crowned Khir,
v ; Vllai nrlici to bi'htow :
, Poht fIi.iII he llii monarch
--Of nil ihj hliininc ye.tr.
An I t rrown lie h til u ar. .m I a c iitn hour,
'Of Imit-, and Hu- gulden uar.
, Select Storn.
.TOIIX G H A X T AX J) I.
UV CATHAIll.NK HAMILTON'.
To-morrow I n rn goinj; lo lio iiiarrk'd
1 who 'iiavt! been gicii ovrr :is mi old innid
for an iudolinito lunnliur of years. Tlie
expected event creates (iiitn n ccminotion
in our hitherto quiet household. Jly moth
er sayi, "what can I do without you!
, Who will make the pastry, and ral;c and
boo to tho dinners and the children's clo
thes?" And my dear father, whose daik
hair bogius to ho sprinkled with s-ilvcr,
Biya mournfully, "I cannot spare my JIar.
garet," though I think ho is teerdly pleas
ed that his pet Muijio is to hnve such a
nohlo hnsliaiid, after all. My rougih
brother Tom goes about the house ting-in-
M Therj Is no goov, houwt r sr.iy, hut noon or late j
BlU'll find s'liii't lionut s-iix ier lor Ikt nnt',"
And I all this eemi ery ttrango to
mo. I cauu jt make it real that the bridal
drc.?3 of snowy t,atiu, with tho gojsaincr
VJal and wreath ot oran'D ilowersj can he
for plain Margaret Hudson, liut tho
ttranjjest of nil is, that 1 am to marry
"John Grant; John Grant," whom I
learned to love years ago, but all thoughts
of whomT sirovo, with God's help, to put
far from me.
It is fivo years now dinco that morning
iu early summer, when wu walked together
through tho green woods, thu loaves stirred
by a gentle wind, and the birds singing
their morning fcongs. Wo were a little apart
from tho rest of our party, and when wo
had gathered our hands full of llio swett
wild flowers that wore Mattered with pro
fusion at our feet we bat down upon a flat
rock to wait for them. I was happy on
that Juno luoniinig as I .sat on that mos.-y
rock by tho side of John Grant, while he
wreathed tho buds and blossoms and the
dark green leaves of tho trailing arbutus
among tho braids of my brown hair.
We did not talk much that morning, and
wo had sat in silouco several moments,
when Johu buddenly said, "Margaret, I
want to tell you something ;" it was not
tho words that mado my heart beat so,
and tho hot blood rush to my cheeks and
forehead, for wo had known each other for
long time, and he had often mado a con
, CdcDt of mo j but it was tho low tone, full
of new and strange teuderuutb, that thrill,
ed my whole being. 1 do not know, but
perhaps my voice trembled a lit le as
I said, "Well, what is it, Johu !' "Mag.
gin, dear," but tlm entcuco was not fin-
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA-, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, I860.
lulled lust then llio rest of tlm nnrlv mmln I in nnr f.ni.n,..ii -i ' T" .. . ; 77 I Z ,,,...,,.,,.. . i ". "
Miod just then tho rest of tho party mado
llicir appearance ami cileetually put to an
end, all confidential conversation.
The next d;iy, John Grant left town on
business, which required his presence in a
distant city for several weeks. I did not
see him for bonie time after hit return, and
when he called at last thero was mcthiiig
in hii manner, undefincalle, but yet a
change, a restraint, which told mo that
those words onco on his lips would not bo
Weeks eamo and went, and again he
left homo o-teiitibly for buMiiess, but it was
rumored that n beautiful young lady of
J whose acquaintance ho had made,
was tlio real came of his frequent visits to
In a liltlc while, it was aid, and upm
good authority, that John Grant was on-
g'lgcu iu no marneu lo wary Wallace, ot
i and it was also said that she was i
very young and very beautiful. Xevcr till
then till I knew he was to marry another
was the secret of my own heart revealed
to me; but thou i know how 1 had loved ;
how all hopes, all joy, all earthly happi -
iiess was centred in him. Even now. T
shudder when 1 think of that fearful lime.
when life seemed such a heavy burden.
and I longed for a time to lay it down in!
the grave; but I could not a thorny path
opened before me, and I was lo walk iu it, i
though my feet wero pieiced and bleeding '
at uvery step. 1 had hoped before that I
was a Christian, that my will had been
subduud to God's will ; but now my heart'
was filled with rebellious murmmings, and
days passed ere that stubborn spirit obeyed I
the oicc of its Father, tmd wusititl, JJut, i
thank God, the time did come when 1
looked up through my tears, and said
Even so, Father, for so it seemcth pood
iu thy tight."
John Grant returned to town soon after
his engagement, and in a few weeks Mary
Wallace came to Elm Wood, on a usit to
his sKtcr. Soon after her arrival I was
invited to a party to be given for her. T
dreaded to iro. and vet T
c , . ,tul. .,,j ,
away ; how plain I looked as I stoo l bo- j
fore my dre.ssin.' j.as that niilit. in ..,
black silk, with a few .scarlet verbenas iu
my hair. Hid I wvar them bscntso he
said onco they contracted well with nivl
dark hair? It was early, and ihn
were filled when they arrived. (), Maryj
Wallace ! I do not wonder Iip lmv.,1 .
vim wero beautiful, as you came floatin"
into the room, iu a dross of liyht blue silk, I
covered with a cloud of
wiin goHlcn curls tailing over your sweet
childish face, and your blue eyes running
over with haipiiio.s, and he bu' I dared
not look at him long, for I was not very
a - - - i
In the course of tho cveniii", I was in-
Iroduccd to her, and s'range as it was,
fiom that moment she seemed to cling to
inc ; tlio was a child in artlcssnos, and
soon commenced talkiii" of "John. V ask
iug if 1 know him, &u. " How ttrango hu j
never mentioned you, he told mo of to
many of his friends." " John, Johii,"sho
called as ho pas-ed us, i'why didn't vou
ti ll mo about Miss Hudson, you spoke of
so many others ? ' Our eyes met for an '
instant, and then I said
1 ... ..
miViliL' us cm-
baiT.i.sment, " 1 lo has so many fiionds, it
iu t singular that ho should havo forgot
ten me ; ' but I know then, as I do now,
that he had not forgotten me.
Just then, locking up, I saw in a mir
ror opposite tho reflection of our little
group aud John Grant .'when I saw
the contrast between Mary Wallace and
mytelf, I forgave you fully, if I had not
before, not that I was to very plaiu I do
not think 1 was but the was to very beau
liful, confiding, and so lov ing, no one could
help being charmed with her, and I could
not blame him, for he had nlwajs been
a groat admirer of the beautiful.
Mary Wallaco came to see nio frequent
ly, while bhe stayed in town; sometimes,
not often, accompanied by John. It was
an autumn afternoon, full of clouds aud
sunshine, when the came lo pay her fare
well call. He was with her, watching hor
overy movement with lovely pridu,nnd yet
it boomed to mo that ho regarded her some
what as a beautiful plaything, winding her
yellow curls around his fingors and calling
her pet names. Wo went out into the
garden to gather boquets of tho bright
hued fall flowers, and as sho ran aboui
talking and laughing, picking flowers and
wreathing them iu her hair, or decorating
John's hat with garlands, tho seemed a
lou'ly and bewitching child, John had
gradually lost his constrained and embar-las-sed
iuaniu?r,whcn with me, and, except
ing that wo never approached personalities
AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER.
"TO HOLD AXD THDt Till!
in our conversation, our iiitproonri. ni
getting to be something as it onco was.
Our tastes iu many thingj were similar,
" o if
wo had read tho snnio books, and admired 1
tho same authors, and upou most of tho
important subjects connected with human
life , our thoughts were alike. Wo wero
speaking of some work wo had lately read,
and were quito interstcd in discussing its
merits, when Mary suddenly checked her
happy play, and with a grave face walked
silently for a few moments at John's sido.
At last sho said :
" You never talk in that wav to me.
John, but its becauao I d
" You know enough for me, doar," ho
Uut she went on. " I am a second
'Dora,' John, and shall be another 'child
wife.' Margaret is just liko 'Agnes,' she
would suit you much better than 1."
" Allowing you to be thu judge," 1 said,
laughingly, for I taw Johu could not. .in.
i wer readily.
j Vie said no more on that subject, but 1
' think John asked hiinsolf mora than onco
! that day. "is Marv lii.lil. ?"
When sha bade mo "pood live." si...
I wound her whito arms around mv melt.
alu' l;'sscd me, saying in her gcntlo oico
"write to mo often, Margaret, and teach
me to bo worthy of him." And tho went
her way through tho avenue leaning on
tho warm autumn sunglight fall
i"g on hsr golden hair, making her very
Soon after this John Grant left Elm
1 " 00(1 ' engage in bu.-iuoss iu a Wctern
city. 1 seldom heard and never mention
cd his name.
Mary Wallace wrote to mo frequently
during tho winter; her letters were like
herself, giaecful and charming, full of love
and confidence. Sho wrote much of John :
"how proud she was of him, what letters
he wrote, so much better than hers, and
wasn't it strange he should love such a
child as she was ?'' She went on wiiting
iu this way for several month", but at
length there was a change iu her manner
of speaking of John ; it teemed as though
she was not quito as happy as the had
been ; she said tho began to get discour
aged about over knowing any more ; and
hinted that John was getting dissatisfied
with her generally ending her lettois
with a disquUition on our favorite cat or
ctuiury. A month or two after this, I was
"ot muc" .surprised when she wroto that
her engagement was broken by mutual
consent "they were not at all mi ted to
each other, and no doubt would bo hap
pier," she said, "ho knew so much and the
ko little.'' She concluded with a long ac
count of her new black kitten, "Top-y,"
who was a met knowiu; cat, aud had
inch jiicllij features."
' Two years passed, and I seldom heard '
John Grants nauio mentioned, am if l'
I tliougiit of him at all, I believed I had ,
conquered my old attachment. My lifo 1
flowed 011 quietly and .serenely. I tried to
no usctul to others, and 111 regular cnip oy
' anU ,refcatlon Vvas eo"U',lt' " aB
iiieio a eanaeiiv lor nitf ier nannnii ss 1111
. ' " ' '
employed a craving of my woman's na-1
turo uusupplied ? things may appear trifling, but they havo
Ohu year ago how well I remember more importance than is imagined,
tha day I was sitting quietly reading in Xevcr be curious to pry into your bus
the failing light of au October day, when baud's concerns, but obtain his confidence.
hearing a rustling among tho golden aut
11111 11 leaves that lay thick upon tho gravel
stones, I looked up and saw approaching
through the avenue Johu Grant.
When he last walked there, itt was with
him, but ho was alone iui,and my heart's
quick throbbing told mo bis errand. j
Was I weak aud wanting iu self-respect,)
wheu after he had told mo all, told me
that although ho was fascinated by a beau- (
tiful and loving child, deep down in his
heart had always lain a lovo for me, 1
tuougu in "ine nrtigiowoi uis passion tor
M ...... I. ,. I II..
Mary ho was hardly eonscioub of it: how
ho had thought from tho calm indifference
of my manner that I had never thought of
him; how, when he had been again free,
ho had been afraid to make known his
love for me, feeling that ho had acted dis
honorably iu thu pust."
Was I weak minded aud lacking in
womanly pride, when, after ho told me all
this, and asked in trembling tones, "could
I forget the past and be his owu Marga
ret !" all my old lovu came back to me,
and with more confidence than 1 could
have felt four years before, I laid my
hand iu his and said, "John Grant, I will
bo yours" when as my head lay on his
breast, he said, "Am I forgiven Marga
ret?" I answered, "Even as I hope to bu
TOUGH 01-' TltUTH AND WAVE IT
forgiven of my Father iu Heaven, so do I
And so, as I have said before, to-morrow,
"God willing," will bu my wedding
day. Wo do not give each other tlio wild,
unthiiiking passion of early youth, but a
deep and strong affection, purified and
made strong by tho experience of years
a love that we can ask tho blessing of our
father upon that we feel will bo immor
tal, and when my lips at thu altar utter
tho solemn words, "I, Margaret, take
thee, John , to love, honor and
obey," in my inmost soul they will be joy
fully repeated "to lose, honor and obey.''
Aud at wo commence walking together
over tho smooth paths aud rough places
of life, it will bo with the calm and happy
asaurauce, that "God hath joined us to.
gethcr," and that neither iu time nor
eternity shall wo bo put assunder.
MAXIMS FOll MA1UUED WOMEX.
The unmarried women, says an exchange
who can read the following, without indig
nation ought to bo married :
Let every wife bo persuaded that there
are two ways of governing a family. The
first is by the csnresoion of that will which
belongs to force ; the second to the power
of mildness, to which every strength will
yield. One is tho power of the husband ;a
wife should never employ any other anus
than these of gentleness. When n women
aceustomcs herself to say '1 will,' shj de
serves to lose her empire.
Avoid contradicting your husband.
When wo smell a rose, it is to imbue the
sweets of odor ; wo look for everything
amiable in women. Whoever is often con
'radicted, feels insensibly an aversion for
tho person who contradicts, which gains
strength by time, and whatever be her
good qualities, is not very easily destroy
ed. Occupy yourself only with household af
fairs, wait till your husband confides to
you those of higher importance, aud do
not rend lectures tohim. Let your preach
ing bo a good example, and practice virtue
yourself to make him love it.
Command all his attention by being al
ways kind to him ; never exact auvthins
and you will attain much; appear always
tiattcrrou by tho little ho docs for you,
which will excite him to do more.
All men arc vain ; never wound his
vanity, not even in the most trifling in
stance. A wife may have more sense than
her husband, but she should never teem to
When a mnn gives wronjj counsel, nov-
cr feel that ho has done so, but lead him
by degrees to what is rational with mild
ness and gentleness; when he is convinced
i leave him to tho merit of haying found out
what is just aud reasonable.
When a husband is out of temper, be-,
hive obliging to him ; if ho is abusive,
never ictort, and never prevail over him
to humble him.
Choose well your friends, have but few,
and be careful of following their advice in
Cherish neatness without luxury, and
pleasure without execs, ; dress with taste,
particularly with modesty ; vary in the j
fashion of your drct.s,.cspcsially as regards J
collors. It gives a change to the ideas, t
and recalls ideating recollection. Such
Always preserve economy, avoid beiiitr out
of temper, aud bo careful not to scold ; by
this means ho will find his house pleasantcr
than any other.
Seem always to ol tain information from
him especially before company, though you
may pass yourself as a simpleton.
Never forget that a wife owes all hor
importance to that of her huband. Lcavo
him entirely master of his own actions, to
go or come whenever he thinks fit. A wife
ought to make her husband, that ho will
not bo able to exist without it, then lie will
, i- , , ... ,
uot seek for pleasure abroad, if the
not partake of it with him.
tar" Gentlemen of tho Jury," said a
Western lawyer, " I don't mean to insin
uate that this man is a covetous person,
but I will bet five to 0110, that if you
should bait a ttecl-trap with a new three
cent piece, place it within thrcu inches of
his mouth, you would catch his soul, I
would not tho court and gentlemen of tho
jury 1 would not trust him iu a room
with a mill-stono, and tho angel of Gabriel
to guard it.
CSf A lady sometimes gets aa much
intoxicated at her glass as a toper does
O'Elt THE DAHKENED EARTH."
COXTllOL THE AFFEOTIOXS,
A (inEAT MAN'S ADVICE TO A YOUNO LADY,
It was in the year 1709, long before the
War of Independence, that Colonel Wash
ington as he who was to become tho fouu'
, ,,. , . ,,. .,
flni- nV H111 A tilfiMnim Kpnillittn Wfl, liin
called -crossing on military business a fcr-
ry ot "ramuukoy, a brand, ot tho lork
take of tho hospitality of a Mr. Chamber- J except that ho was a married mau aud a
laync, tho owner of a domain in Virginia, minister, wo know not, nor do wo knew
where the colonel's name was honored. iat paiticular creed was hisprivato weak
The strict Washington insisted on press. ess. Wo only know that, upon his trans
itu forward, but tho Virginia Amphitryon lations, ho bequeathed to his inconsolable
would take no denial, urging, among other relict "a black negro (named Harrison)
temptations, that ho would introduce his w-ighiug one hundred aud seventy pounds,
friend to a young and charming widow, with some of his teeth out ; a reader and1
then beneath his roof. This was a Mrs.
Custis, -tec Dandridge,) aged twenty-tix, r:aoM) Kt a frcckica f.lt.0 anj knight
who had married a gentleman who was i,!,ir) a bright mulatto." Al-o "a girl
both a colonel and an eminently successful ' 0f Laura.nrary uhitc" So, wo suppo-e
planter. 15y his premature death Mrs. ' when the llev. Gcorgo I). McLean discov
Custis "found herself at onco a very young cred that his luugs were giving out, ho do
and among the very wealthiest widows in ' rivo,l unspeakable consolation from the
the colony." . fact that ho left behind him for a solace,
Col. Washington came to dine and re-! one bundled and seventy pounds ofpreach
ma'uied to woo. He was facinated by the cr, with a reasonable and proportionate
widow, nnd marrying her, never lived to weight of Laura and child. The bequest
repent the step. Tho new Mrs. Wahiug- j was really a handsome one. "Harrisuii,"
ton had a stcp-scn, whoso son, Mr. George t without estimating his theological acquire
Washington Parke Cutis, is the author of ments,was worth, at ten dollars p;r pouud
certain "Memoirs" of the great man, just ' not les tha'j seventeen hundred dollars.
issued, and he aud his sister wore adopted j Laura, only twenty-five years old, would
by Washiugtou. This young lady, "Xel- b0 good stock till forty, and with care
ly Custis," when sixtcnu,and after her first would produce, Providcnco also smilinc,
T..11 il.l 1 1!... il .il. ..... ... '
uau, uau mm uui ie,oiou guuruiau inai.
e,oiou guiirmau uiai. iroiii twelve to Wtecn valuable parcels, j ol"" nations, acknowledge that their an
for "the youth of the worth in the gristle about three thousand I csto" were without tho use of firo ; aud
: sound aud sensible I dollars. Tlm "i,l M,;t,l" l,..i.. 11 1. .'the Chinese cm,r n.
sue circa iiotuiu
present day." Tho
advice then uiven bv Washington.
tune President of tho Unitad States, to his
adopted daughter, is of universal applica
tion to those who, as she thou was, uro un
"Love is said to bo an involuntary pas
sion, and it is therefore, contended that it
cannot be resisted, liiis is true in part
only for,like all things else,wheu nourished
and supplied plentifully with aliment, it is
rapid iu its progress ; but let these be with
drawn audit maybe stilled iu its birth or
much stinted iu its growth. For example,
a woman, (the same may bo said of the
other scs ) all beautiful and accomplished
will, while her hand and heart are undis
posed of, turn tho heads and set tho circle
around on fire. Let her marry, and
what is the consequence ? The madness
ten, fs, and all quiet again. Why? Xot
because there is any diminution in the
charms of thu lady, but became there is au
end of hope. Hence it follows that love
may, aud therefore ought to be, under the
guidance of reason ; for although we can
not aoid first impressions, we may as
suredly place them under guard ; aud my
motives for treatiug on tho subject are to
show you while you remain Eleanor
Parko Custis, spinster, and retain the res
olution to love with moderation tho pro
priety of adhering to the latter resolutions,
at least until you have secured your game
and tho way by which it may bo accom-
"When tho firo is beginning to kiudlo
and your heart growing warm, propound
these questions to it : Who is invader ?
Have I a competent knowled nf bin,
Js ho a man of good character, a man of
senso ? For, bo .usurcd, a sensible wo
man can never bo happy with a fool.
What has been his walk of lifo? Is he a
gambler, a spendthrift, or a drunkard ?
Is his fortune sufficient to maintain mo in
the manner I havo been accustomed to live
and my sisters do live , and is ho ono to
whom my friends eau have no reasonable
objection ! If these interrogations can bo
satisfactorily answered, there will remain
but ono more to bo asked. That however
is an important ono : Havo I sufficient
ground to conclude that his affections are
engaged by me I Without this tuo heart
of sensibility will struggle against a pass-
ion that is not reciprocated delicacy, cus
tom, or call it by what epithet you will,
having precluded all advances on your
part. The declaration, without the most
indirect imitation of yours, must proceed
from the man to reuder it permanent nnd
valuable ; and nothing short of good tense
and an easy uualfectcd conduct can draw
the lino betwecu prudury and coquetry.
It would bo uo great departuro from ihe
truth to say that it rarely happens other
wise than that a thorough-placed coquette
dies iu celibacy, as a punishment for her
attempts to mislead others, by encouraging
looks, words, or actions given for no other
purpose than to draw men on to make
overtures that they may be rejected,"
JST The right man in the right place
A husband at home in the evening.
A WIDOW IX TllOUULE.
Many excellent clergyman, rescued from
temporal toil, and called to their eternal
rest, leave little dower to console their wid-
ows. 1 hat our spiritual guides and guar-
dlans thus live poor, labor poor and dio
poor, is a fact whatever niav lm tlmlr ?!fi
n.l ..lnn.:. , fit.
p,. pvasLis ,u 1UU generous mum. xo
j this rigid rule, tho lato ltcv. George D.
McLean, of 1'rmocton, Ky., affords an ex-
avitnclicr." AUnT,i,nr, ,.ir r Tr.
, iroiu twelve to tiltecn valuable parcels
white." would, if reannnlil v nn-iti. l,n
o Q ..-.. . ,
would, it reasonably prettv
worth at fourteen years of age,in the Xew-
Ui leans market, about twenty-five bun
drcd dollors. Tho sum total of the legacy
left by this faithful minister of the Gospel
may bo stated, therefore, at about eight
thousand dollars which is a comfortablo
turn for a mouruor. Thero was Harrison
to preach and administer spiritual consola
tion to tho widow McLean; there was
Laura to wipe awny her tears and get up
hor caps; and thero was tho "girl child"
to divert her by its bounding friskincss.
15ut sorrow never comes singly in this world
Tho entire legacy of the ltcv. George 1).
McLean has stampeded 1 Tho widow
McLean is left to exclaim : "Insatiate for
tune ! would notGeorge suffice ?" Itssenis
.mug in,. ,,iuu,v .uejjoan um
or the first thing after scekiiic the throne
I ho first thing llio widow McLean did
of Grace was to rush to a printing office,
where the ordered the appropriate hand-
bill with a portrait of "Harrison" repro-
scntjd with a bundle upou his shoulder,
with his left leg feloniously elevated, aud
his right loot, with mahco aforcthou'dit,
projected iu what posture, iu short, tech
nically known as "levanting.''
LOVE OF THE 11EAUTIFUL.
An appreciation for the beautiful in na
ture is ono of the best gifts that a good
God has bestowed upon us. Wo all of us
have it more or less implanted in our na.
tures. AUth the mere man of tho world,
uunutor, 11 soon uccoinci oDiitorated, nnd
its place usurped by more sordid questions,
With tho mail Of Cultivation it is fn-lnn.,1
.nut hu vjiiuui sou vuu le.ixt tiling in nature
without uncling something to admire, some
thing to speak to him of God's wonderful
goodness, 'there aro two ways of viewing
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wiv .. 11 . ,-iiu is uiiuii iiiuy- uj caned 1
"the practical;" running brooks, capital I
places 011 which to erect water mills; the I
green sward, a fine place on which to craze 1
cattle; and tho broad ocean an excellent
vehicle forsailing ships. To tho lover of I
tho beautiful, ou the contrary, everything I
iu the universe breathes of power divine,
and the wonderful harmony of nature is I
seen in all her works. A walk in tho '
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country to such a ono is full of charms, 1
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lioautv and loveliness: his pves inunnili. 1
ntely rest on all that is capable of being
cultivated in a high degree ; it tends to
stifle the grosser uaosions of man's nature.
and to render him titter for tho world be
yond the stars.
D& " What a blessed thing it is,"
said Mrs. Jones, to tho widow Parting
ton, ono day during tho l&tc revival, "that I
so many poor souls aro being called to bo
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widow, " I ouly wish that my dear lato
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concert, Paul Partington, could have lived
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to ice this blessed icvisal. Ho was a most
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imtncut christian iu his day and gmera-1
tie. Mrs. Jones, although I say it and j
havo no doubt that ho is now happy in '
IJeelzebub's bosom." And as tho old lady 1
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o'oiod her eyes to get a glympso of tho
spiritual vi-ion. a loud scream of nain
came from Isaac, who had got a hornet
between his thumb and fipger.
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82 00 PER ANNUM.
FLIES OF 1770. '
The cackling of a goose is fabled to havo
saved Home trom the Gauls, aud tho puin
produced by a thistle to havo warned
Scottish ormy of tho approaching Danes ,
but wu never heard that flie, contributed
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, u..u.., ..uiuicdii luucpcuacDCO tilt wo
rca.l the tdllowing anecdote in Randall's
! Lifo of Jefferson.
While the question of tndependance was
before Congress, it had its meeting near a
livery-stable. Its members woro short
breeches and silk stocking, and, with
handkerchief in baud, they were diligently
employed in lashing the flies from their
legs. So very vexatious was this annoy,
ance, and to so great an impatienco did it
arouso the sufferers, that it hastanHd. if it
did not aid, iu inducing to promptly affix
their signatures to tin.
which gave biith to an empire republic I
The anecdote I had from 3Ir. Jefferson,
at Monticcllo, who teemed to enjoy it very
much, as well as to uive credit to thn in
fluence of tho flies. He told it to mn will,
much glee, and seemed to retain a vivid
recollection of the severity of au attack
from which the only relief was signing tho
paper and flying from the flies.
THE NATIONS WITHOUT PIKE.
According to Pliny, firo was for a long
time uuknowu to somo of thn nnnunt
Egyptians ; and when Exodus, the ccle-
orateu astronomer, showed it to them,
they were absolutely in raptures. Tho
Persians, Phoenicians, Greek and several
other nations, acknowledge that their an-
wg ul men
lrogemtor 1'omponius, Mola, Piutarch
and other ancient nuthors, speak of na
tions who, at tho time they wrote, knew
not tho use of a fire, or had but just
learned it. Facts of tho same kind aro
also attested by several modern writers.
The inhabitants of the Marian Islands,
which were discovered in 1601, had no
idea of fire. Xcvor was astonishment
greater than theirs, when they first saw it
on the descent of Magellan in ono of their
islands. At first they believed it to bo
some kind of animal that fixed to and fed
upon wood. Tho Inhabitants of tho Ca
nary Islands wero formerly equally igno
rant. Africa presents, even in our own
day, some nations iu this deplorable state.
tST A man travelling entered a tavern,
and seeiuir no nm, rims,,.,. I.... . i. ,
1-.vv...M uuu lI10 lauo..
lorJ aud a noSro, Mated himself, aud en-
torcd "lto conversation with the negro,
Shortly after he asked Sambo if ho was
' Jyy Sambo said be was. Strangor told
, llim 10 S to the bar aud take something
t hii expense. Xegro did so, and short-
v JUIt- indloril says to stranccr :
Are you acquainted with that
" Mo, never saw him before ; but why
do you ask?"
' I supposed you wero from your con
versation with nun, aud asking him
" Oh," said the stranger, I was expert
menting. The fact is I was dry too. and
1 0 " y iuo, anu
I thought if your liquor didn't kill him in
nitccn imuutcs 1 would venture to take a
Till! Ian ,11 nnt1. ..: :. ...
'I. , ""luiimiy was iuiiy sat-
i&- lloa Vkiidict. They latoly tried
a man, in Alabama, for stealing hoje.
I ho Jury, retiring to the woods to delib-
Crate' cal"u iu with tLo verdict, " Guilty
f , U'Mn' iu ,he fust deSr-"
, ge luforUle,1 tueni they should
"e assessed the value of the hogs, there
",u lo."lre0 3 'llng, and they
'""l' "l u rcrd,et ? " l""0Por form."
f-lgam tU tooK to ",0 oi and
' maturo ddiboraliou old Sim Turner
T? Wt th. f "T8 " form" M 0I
tncir return no Handed with much mm.
. , . . uu.u pom-
nosltv lo Int. (! rrlr. ivlir, rao.l It
' " uitou
" We, ttie iurv. nusillannnrmnixlu .itt.
v. . uvtu
find tho defendant guilty in tho sum of 1
dollar and J in favor of the ho"."
S& A western paper, chronicling the
lamentable occurrouco of .1 staging attach
cd to a church being blown down, very
feelingly says :
u are nappy to state that o
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Itwc,lty P wro brouSht suddenly
ito are hannv to stain iiof
tho ground safe, aud one man, Mr. W 1-
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got his neck broke. Mr. W. was an
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.estimablo young man, nnd tho father of a,
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Buuu '"""y emiurea ocsiucs a large farm
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ioT If you want to make a nair
. A "
"oots last four years melt and mir four
ounces of rosin aud mutton tallow j apply
- n. , hUCl
1110 mixture wnue warm, rub it well ; thtn
rut the boots iu some closet, and go km