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YD. ,& pumir4p,
When evening voile your outer sphere,
And shadow fill the aik,
Thu gem.like stars in heaven appear,
Bright, silent watches there.
This stare, how mild, how puretheirliglit,
That shines on . you from far I
Thus holy r pure and mildly bright
Your guardian angels are. .
When fair Aurora, blushing deep,
Her golden gates unbars,
To rouse a dreaming world from sleep,
Then fade the twinkling shim
But, though you may not through the day,
Their silvery light perceive,
In lieuven they ever hold their way,
Ao'brightly shine at eve.
And guardian Spirits, always true,
Their ceaseless vigils keep,
Forever watching fiver you,
Both waldug and asleep.
When earthly friends around you smile,
And cheer you with their love,
You may forget us for a while,
Nor seek for joys above.
Secure in wealth and worldly power,
Men brook not our control,
But there may come a saddened hour.
An ereniou in the soul 1
Then, when liglitsearthly cease to shine,
Andi friends are turn away
They gladly buil this light gine,
That shines with healing ray.
'Tin then our gentle voice IS heard
When hearts with angnish till,
We spenli again the Saviour's word
"Pence," troubled Foul, "be refill 1'
Then wity not heed the kindly voice,
NOW speaking to your heart,
Make wisdom's ways your early choice
And from it Win. depart.
What is your mortal life?—u flower
That withers, eh, how soon I
A dewArop sparkling one brief hour
But anishing ere noon.
Be: let earth's fairest flowers of lore
.Wither and pass away—
The eye of faith sees them above,
Blooming in endless day
In a late number of the New York Tri
bune, we find a review of the "Life of
'George Washington," by WASIIINGTON
lumn, the first volume of which has
just been published. Some very interest•
lug passages aro quoted, one or two of
which, relating to 'Washington's early
life, we transfer to our columns, feeling
:assured that they will be acceptable to our
'BIRTIIPLACE OF WASIITNOTON
'This house commanded a view over ma
ny miles of the Potomac and the opposite
•shore•of Maryland. It bad probably been
;purchased with thjiroperty, And was ono
4,f,the:pritnitife tanxi-hoise.a •of Virginia.
'The woof was steep and sloped down into'
.projecting enves. It had four rooms
.on the gtouud floor and others in the attic,
and an IMMOUBC chimney at each end.—
Not a 'vestige of it remains. Two or
ahree deeajed 6g trees, with shrubs and
wines, linger about the place, and here and
there a flowergrown wild serves "•to mark
where a garden has bon." Such, at least,
was the case a few years since; but these
nay have likewise passed away. A stone
marks the site of the house, and an inscrip
tion denotes Its being the birthplace of
WASHINGTON AT SCHOOL.
Having no longer the benefitof a father's
instructions at home, and the scope of tui•
tion of Hobby, the s3xton, being too lim
iced for the growing wants of his pupil,
George was now, sent to reside with Au
gustine Washington, at Bridges Creek,
and enjoy the benefit of a superior school
in that neighborhood, kept by a Wil
llama. His education however was plain
and practical. Ho never attempted the
learned languages, nor manifested any in
clination for rhetoric m belles-lettrea. His
object, or the object of his friends, seems
to have been confined to fitting him for
ordinary business. His manuscript school
books still exist, and are Models of neat
ness and tteCutaoyi , Ouo of them, it is
true, a ciphering book, preserved in the li
brary at 31ount Vernon, has some school
boy attempts at calligraphy;.nondescript
birds, executed with a flourish of the pen,
or profiles of faces probably intended for
those of his sobooLtuates ; the rest are all
grave, and buainess like. Before, he was'
thirteen years of ago ho had copied into a
volume formb for, all kinds of mercantile
and legal papers ; bills of exchange, notes
of hand, deeds,, bonds and tbo like. This
early self tuition gave him througont life
a Iswyer'b skill iu drafting. docurnents.and
a merchant's exactness in keeping accounts,
so that all the concerns of his various es•
tacos, his dealings with his domestic
otowards and foreign agents, his aeounts
with government, and all his financial
transactions Ire ,to this day to be seen
posted up in books in his own band wri-
ting, q.anutnente of his method and un
vicarial accuracy, - ' •
He was a self disciplinarian in pity/deal
as woll as . mental matters and practiced
himself in all kinds: of
such as running, leaping, wrestling, pitch
ing qe4its and tossing bars. His frame
oven in infancy; had been large 'and power
ful, and he nowexoolled mist of his play
mates in contests of agility and strength.
As a proof of his, muscular power a place
is still pointed out at Fredericksburg, near
the lower ferry, where when a boy he flung
filial° across the Rappahannock. In
horsemanship too'he already excelled, and
was ready to back and able to manage the
most fiery. steed. Traditional anecdotes
remain of his sabiovements in this to-
Above hie inherent probity and the
prinoiplep of justice on which he regulated
all his conduct, even at this early ;period
of his life, were soon , appreciated by , his
achOoltnates ; ho was referred to as an urn,
pire in their disputes, and his decisions
were never reversed. As he had been for-
merly military , chieftain he was now legis
lator of the school ; thus displaying in
boyhood a typo of the Mare Mall.
THE LOVES OF 'WASHINGTON.
In one of these manuscript memorials
of his practical studies and exercises, we
have come upon some documents singular
ly in contrast with all that we have just
cited and with his apparintly unromantic
character. In a word, there aro evidences
in his own handwriting that, before ho
was fifteen years of age, he bed conceived
a passion for some unknown- beauty, so
serious as to disturb his otherwise well
regulated mind and to make hini really
unhappy. Why this juvenile attachment
was a source of unhappiness we have no
positive means of ascertaining. Perhaps
the object of it may have considered him
a mere school-boy, and treated him as such ;
or his owe shyness may have been in his
way mid his "rules for behavior and con
versation" may as yet bare sat awkwardly
on him and rendered him formal and un
gainly when he most sought to please..--.
Even in later years ho was apt to be silent
and embarrassed in female society. "He
was a very bashful young man," said an
old lady whom he used to visit when they
were both in their nonage. used often
to wish that he would talk more."
Whatever !tiny have been •the reason,
this early attaOhtuent seems to have been
a source of poignant discomfort to him.—
It clung to him after he took a final leave
of school in the autumn of 1747 and wont
to reside with his brother Lawrence at
Mount Vernon. Here he continued his
mathematical studies and his practice in
surveying, disturbed at times by recurren
ces of his unlucky passion. Though by
no means of a poetical temperament, the
waste pages of his journal betray several
attempts to pour forth his amorous sor
rows in verso. They are mere common
place rhymes, such as lovers at his age are
apt to write, in which he bewails his "poor
restless heart, wounded by Cupid's dart,"
and . "blceding for one who remains piti
less of his griefs and woes."
The tenor of some of his verses induces
us to believe that he never told his love ;
but, as we have already surmised, was pre
vented by his bashfulness.
'Ah I wo is me, that I should loveand conceal;
.ong li've I wished and never dare reveal."
It is difficult to modelle one's self to
he idea of the cool and sedate Washing
on, the great champion of American lib-
orty, a woe-worn lover in his youthful
days, "sighing like furnace" and inditiug
plaintive verses about the groves of Mount
Vernon. Vo are glad of an opportunity,
however, of penetrating to his native feel
ings and., finding that under his studied
decorum and reserve he had a heart of
flesh, throbbing with the warm impulses
of human nature.
The merits of Washington were known
and appreciated by the Fairfax family.—
Though not quite sixtenn
„years of Itae
bairn longer 4ewitthrti biii; nor was Afill
treated as such. Tall, athletic, and manly
for bis years, his early self•trainiug and
the code of conduct he had devised, gave
a gravity and decision to his conduct ; his
frankness and modesty inspired cordial re
gard, and the melancholy of which lie
speaks may have produced a softness in
his manner calculated to win favor in la
dies' eyes. According to his own account,
the female society by which ho was sur
rounded had a soothing effect on that mel
ancholy. The .charms of Miss Carey, the
sister of the bride, seem even to have
caused a slight fluttering in his bosun) ;
which, however, was constantly rebuked
by the remembrance of his former passion
—so at least we judge from letters to his
youthful confidants, rough drafts of which
are still to be seen in his tell-tale jour
r To one whom he addresses as his dear
friend Robin, he writes : "My residence
is at present at his lordship's, where I
might, were my heart disengaged, pass my
time very pleasantly, as there's a very
agreeable young lady lives in the same
house, (Col. George Fairfax's wife's sister,)
but as that's only adding fuel to the fire,
it makes me the morn uneasy, for by often
and unavoidably being in company with
her, revives my former passion for your
Lowland Beauty; whereas were • Ito live
more retired from young women, I might
in some measure alleviate my sotrows by
burying that chaste and troublesome pas.
sion in the grave of oblivion," &o.
Similar avowals he makes to other of
his young correspondents, whom he styles,
"Dear friend John ;" as also to a female
confident, styled "Dear Sally," to whom
he acknowledges that the company of the
"very agreeable young lady, sister.in-law
of Colonel George Fairfax," in a great
measure cheers his sorrow and dejected
ness. The object of this early passion is
not positively known. Tradition states
that the "lowland beauty" was a Miss
Grimes of Westmoreland, afterward Mrs.
Lee, and mother of General • Henry Lee,
who figured iti revolutionary history as
"Light-horse Harry," and was always
favorite with Washington, probably from
the recolleptions of his early tenderness for
Whatever may have been the soothing
effect of the female society by which ho
was Surrounded at Belvoir, the youth found,
a more effectual remedy for his love-mel
ancholy in tho company of Lord Fairfax.—
His lordship was a stanch fox-hunter, add
hop; horses and hounds in the English
style. The hunting season had arrived.—
The neighborhood abounded with sport;
but for.hunting in Virginia required bold
and skillful. horseinanship. He found
Washingbin as bOld ae himself in the sad
dle and as eager to follow tho hounds.--
Ho forthwith took him into peculiar favor;
made him his hunting companion ; and it
was probably under the tuition of this
hard-riding old nobleman thitt. the youth
imbibed that fondness 'for the chase for
which ho was afterward remarked.
*. '.• • ' • •
Tradition gives very different motives
from those of business for his two sojourns
in the' latter city He Gild there an , ear
ly friend and school-mato, Beverly Robin
son, son of John Robinson, Speaker of tho
Vitginia HOCUA of Burgesses. He was
living happily and ..prospcsously with a
youngand wealthy, bride, having married
roue of the . nieces and heiresses of Mr.
Adolphus Philipse a rich landholder,
GETTYSBURG, PA., FRIDAY'IVENING, JUNE 15, 'MA
whose manor-house is still to be seen on
the banks of the Hudson. A. the house
of Mr. Beverly Robison, where Washing
ton woo an honored guest, be met Miss
Mary Philipse, sister and co-heiress of Mrs.
Robison, a young lady whose personal at-,
tractions are said to have rivaled her re
puted wealth. .
We have already given an instance of
Washington's early sensibility to female
charms. A life however of constant activ
ity, and care—passed for the most part in
the wilderness and on the fientier,farfrom
female society—had left little mood or
leisure for the indulgence of the tender
sentiment; but made him more sensible,
in the present brief interval of gay and so
cial life, to the attractions of an elegant i
woman, brought up in the polite circle of!
That he was an open admirer of Miss
Philipso is a historical fact; that be sought
her hand, but was refused, is traditional
and not very probable. His military
rank, his early laurels and distinguished
presence were all calculated to find favor
in female eyes; but his sojourn in New
York was brie f he may have been dills-.
dent in urging his suit with a lady accus
tomed to the homage of society and sur
rounded by admirers. The most proba
ble version is that he was called away
by his public duties before he had made 1
sufficient approaches in his siege of the la
dy's heart to warrant a summons to sur
Washington was new ordered by Sir
John St. Clair, the quarter-master gener
al of the forces under General Forbes, to
repair to Williamsburg and lay the state
of the 'case before the. Council. He set off
promptly on horseback. attended by Bish
op, the well.trained military servant who
had served the late General Braddock. It
proved an eventful journey, though not in
a military point of view. In crossing a
ferry of the Pamunkey, a branch of York
river, he fell in company with a Mr. Chaw
borlaync who lived in the neighborhood,
and who, in the spirit of Virginia hospital
ity, claimed him as a guest. It was with
difficulty that Washington could he prevailed
upon to halt for dinner, so impatient was
ho to arrive at Williamsburg and accom
plish his mission.
Amok the guests at Mr. Chamber
layoe's was a young and blooming widow,
Mrs. Martha Custis, daughter of Mr.
Danbridge, both patrician names in the
province. Her husband, John Parke Cub
, tis, had been dead about three years, !ray
, ing her with two young children and a
large fortune. She is represented as.being
rather below the middle else, buttxtreme.
ly well shaped, with an agreeable counte
nance, dark bezel eyes and hair, and .‘ those
frank, engaging ttiannekik,so captivating in .
Southern women. Weare not informed.
whether Washington bad met with her be
fore; probab!y not during her widowlmod,
as during that time he had been almost
continually on the frontier. We have
shown that, with all his gravity and re.
serve, he was quickly susceptible to female
charms; and they may have had a greater
effect upon him when thus casually en
countered in fleeting moments snatched
from the cares and perplexities and rude
scenes of frontier warfare. At any rate
his heart appears to have been taken by
The dinner, which in those days was
au earlier meal than at present, seemed all
too short. The afternoon passed away
like a dream. Bishop was punctual to
the orders he had received on halting; the
horses pawed at the door, but for once
Washington loitered in the path of duty.
The horses were countermanded, and it 1
was not until the next morning that he
was again in the saddle, spurring for Wil
liatnshurg. Happily the White House,
the residence of Mrs. Custis. was in New
Kent County at no great distance from
that city, so that he had opportunities of
visiting her in the intervals of business.—
Hie time for courtship, however, was brief.
Military duties called him almost imme
diately to Winchester ; but he feared, I
should he leave the matter in suspense,
some wore enterprising rival might sup
plant him during his absence, as in the
case of Miss Philip:to at New. York. He
improved therefore his brief opportunity
to the utmost. The blooming widow had
many suitors, but Washington was graced
with that renown so ennobling in the eyes
of woman. In a word, before they separated,
they bad mutually plighted their faith, and
the marriage was to take place as soon as
the campaign, against Fort Duquesne was'
at an end
IMPROVED WAY or 31,1xlaw BREAD.--
The Paris correspondent of the Comnier
cial Advertiser, speaks of a plan invented
by a baker in that city to reduce the cost,
of bread. He puts in one part rice to five
of wheat flour and the economy effected
reaches the very considerable figure of
one sod in a two pound loaf. The gov
ernment has had the toad examined by
competent persons, and has authorized the
sale of it, at a less rate than fixed by the
police. The demand is such that the ba
ker cannot supply it. Neither the nutri
ment nor the taste of the bread would ap
pear to be affected by the presence of the.
-"SAM" A NATIVE Or Roma.—Martin
Luther gave this account of anurder which
bearer decided resemblance In many re
spects to the present organization.
In Italy there was a paticuliar order of
friars called. Mitres Ignorentite that is.
Brethren of Ignorance, who tool la solemn
oath that they would neither know, learn
or understand anything at all, hut answers
all things with ncsdo, "1 know nothing,"
JONAH wrote to his father after the
whale ,swallowed him, 'stating that he
thought he had found a good opening for
a young man going into the oil business—
but after Wards wrote for money to bring
him home stating that he had been "suck
Advice to young menliee, temperate
ly—go to church—atteod to youraffairs--
lave all the pretty girls—marry one of them
—live like a man ? and die like a Christian.
"IT CAN'T BE HIMPREI l"----Cin't be
helped, is one of the thOusand,ccinvenient
phrases with.which men cheat and deceive
themselves. It is ono in which the helpleas
and idles take refuge' as their last and only.
comfort—it can't be helped I Your ener
getic man is for helping, everything. - If
he sees an evil and clearly discern thei
cause, he is for taking - iteps - forthwith to
remove it. He busies himself with we've
and means, devises practical plans and
methods, and will not leave the world rest
until he has done something in a remegli,
al way. The indolent Man spares him
ittlf all this touble. lie'will not budge.-
He sits with hit arms folded, and Islet-,
dv. with his unvarying observation, "It
can't be helped I" as mu as to say—."lf
,it is,it Might to lie, and wh need not bestir.'
ourselves to alter it. ssh yotir face,
you dirty little social boys you are vile,
and repulsive, and vidieue by reason of
your neglect of cleanliness: Clear away
your refuse, sweep yeti! itreet4.eletans
your drains and gutterej . •glisify your at
mosphere, you indolent , polp6rations, for
the cholera is cotninv I'lt can't be
helped !"—Educate yeti ,- 'Children, train
them up in virtuous habi , teach them to
be industrious, obedient, fritgatand thought
ful, you thoughtless communities, for
they are now gruing up .'icious, ignorant,
careless. a source of Tutu ril to the na
tion. "It can't be help ."—But it can
be helped. Every evil can be abated,,
every abomination _sweii`t-away.4-,though
this never will be done by the:,caret he
helped" people. 'Man is tnut hildpletiti:but
he can both help himbelf and others: • .11u
can act individually and itgainit'airoug nail
evil. He has the power : ta.-tlitite:;and e-_
veutualy lip-root them. piit, rte_,! the
greatest obstacle of all in the wa 'o f inch
beneficial action, is the feAng and diem).
aition out of which atisesAtie'tniserable,
pulling and idle ejaculation:a "it can't be
A friend says the fhlloWing spiry itt * ft
fact : Two boys of tender, years who went
by the names of Tom and Sack, became
members of a district 'school in a certain
New England town. On reeking their up
pearance, the teacher called them up be
fore the assembled school and proceeded
to name certain interrogatories concerning
their names, ages,
" Well. my fine lad," said the a , •
to the first one."what is your uatu _
"Tom," he answered.
"Tom," said the teacher, " that d,
not soud well. Remember and always
speak the full name. 'You should have
"Now, my son," turning to the other
boy, whose expectant fowl soddenly lighted
' up with the_satisfaxtiowotti nawly_disoev.
ed idCa, " now then. will you ttll we what
your name is ?"
' , Jack-ass !" replied the lad in a tone
of confident decision.
The teacher was taken with a sadden
fit of coughing, and merely auctioned the
boys to thoir seats.
CHILDREN HAVE lad is
either not known to parents u' very little
regarded. The first thing a laby wants
is fresh air and plenty of it.' From the
moment a child is born, it shotld have air
and light, anti neither be slut up in a
dark morn, nor have its heat covered up
in a blanket.
!The other morning, malting ow first
call on a lady after her' corfineinettf, I
saw a heap of blankets lying:in a rocking
chi& beside the bed. but therei'was no be;
by in eight. When 1 eugalted for the
newly arrived, the nurse Mae, and after
taking off fold after fold, there at last wait
the poor little hall smothered baby, gasp.
ing for breath. Mintier and nurse got a
lecture that time.
Returning in am omnibus, a prety wo
man got in, with her babe completely en
veloped in its blanket. Perhaps it was
none of my business ; but I mink it was.
The babe had as good a right to breathe and
hive the purest air to be had, as anyboey ;
and as there was nobody ate to take its
pan. I did.
"Madam," said I, "you am' stMothering
She 'smiled and shook her head—ehe,
did not believe a word of it. ,
"Yoi. are making i t breathe its own
breath over and ovetagain.; and no air is
fit to breath but once ; • I am a physician
and can't let you make your child sick."
She uncovered the baby's head, it took
a long breath, and, if it had bean old enough
to talk, and been up in its manners. it
undoebtedly,would have said; ...thank you,
An exchange goes into extacies over
fat babies. The editor wants to know
bo does not love a fat baby —oneof
the real chubby kind—so fat that it can
hardly seeout Gf its eyes I.' (Query .-Will
physiology admit of it seeing out of the
top of its head,in case of extreme obesity?)
Mr. Teodorum says that %Tat babies is a
luxury in winter, but they are ~o pen to .
objection 'in the summer time. 'when, a
feller's wife goof Mit a visitin,"an he has
to carry 'ens two or three miles in the hot
sun." He says, "There's alters two
ways lookin' at a subject. Nothin'
looks more comfortable than a fat, good
natured baby in its mother's arms, in the
cool o' the evenin' when a feller's got his
pipe in his mouth, his slippers on , his feet,
and a newspaper in his ha nds. but I have
suffered tremenj us and sweat powerful in
the heat o' the day, with a fat baby in •my
arms, its fingers in my
,hair, and a flea in
my trowsers leg." We should call this
- An office-holding chap being astced how.
he contrived ia hold office under `success
in, 'administrations, replied aihninia
tratious must be.dartied .smaitthic could
change oftener than ha could."- -
An Irishman, taken insensible final tbe
ruins of a recent railroad smash up' near
Dunkirk, N. , after waking. to eon
aciousness, said : - , ,
h , • .
"By the powers ! an' wasn't a Kno,w,
Nothing I was fora fc moments, ginner
`There Wall.a lady lived at Leith,
A lady very stylish, man ;
And yet in spite of all her teeth,
She fell in Love with an Irishman.
'A nasty ugly Irishman,
A wild; tremendous Irishman—
A tearing, swearing, thumping, bumping, ram
. . .
ing, Alamo. Irishman. .•
face was no ways beautiful,
For . with sniall-nox 't was scarred across ;
The shoulders of the ugly dog
Were almost double a vard nerati.
0 1 . tin; lump of an Irishinau,
- The vriskyslevouring Irishman—
The great he.rogue, with his wonderful brogue,
the fighting, ripting Irishman.
'One of his eyes was bottle-green '
And the other eye was ou4mydear ;
And the calves of his ivieltepllooking legs
Were more •than two reetlabont, my dear.
Oh I the great bigslrishman, •
The rattling, battling Irishman—
The stampli*, ramping, I waggering, staggering
leathering awashof an Irishman.
`He took so much of Lundy-Foot, •
That he used to snort and snuffle, - oh
And in shipeand size the felloW's neck
Was as bad as the neck of a - buffalo:
Oh I the horrible Irishman,
The thundering, blundering Irishman—
The slashing, dashing, smashing, lashing,thmsh
ing, hashing Irishman, • •
'His name was a terrible name indeed, •
Ileing TlmorlilY TIJADY MUT.I.ION
'Anil whenever ho emptied tumbler of
punch, - • • '
He'd not rest till ho filled it full again,
The 'toxicated Irishman—
The whisky, frisky, rummy, gummy, brandy, no
dandy Irishman. ,
'This was the Intl the lady loved,
Like all the girls of quality ;
And ho- broke-4he-skulls of the men of Leith,
.lust by the way of jolitv. •
Oh l the leathering Irishman,
The barbarous, savage Irishman—
The hearts of the maids anti the gentlemen's
heads were bothered• • I'm shure by this I
The Herring Pie.
lt_was a. cold Waimea evening; the
banker Brubaker had drawn his easy chair
Close into the 'earner of the • .toss, and ant
smoking his long clay pipe -with great
.his intimate friend
Van Orote, employed, in exactly` the slate
manlier, occupied the opposite eorner.--
All was quiet in the house, Ibr Brounker's
wife and children ',were gone • tult
ball, and secure from fear of interrUptiMi..,
he' two friends indulged in a • confidential'
onversaiion. • - -
"I. cannot think," said Van 4Rrote,
"why you should refuse your consent to
the marriage ! Berkenrode can . gi've his
daughter a good . (online, and. you say
that your son is desperately in love
clon't• object . if,l4tifit'Vobn=
ker. is my wife Who._ Will not hear
"And what reaenn has she fur refua
"One which,' cannot tell you," eau/
his friend sinking his voice.
"Oh I a ,mystery,--coute—out with it.
You knoW, I have always titan frank
and open with you even to giving you my
opinion of your absurd jealousy of your
"Jealous of my • 'wife.? nonsense
Havel not just sent her to a masked
g•I don't wonder you boast of it. I
should like to have seen you do ao much
when you were first married. To be II ure:
you hadreason,to look sharply after her;
for she was the prettiest woman in Anis•
tertlam. lipfortunately she has taken
such, advantage ..; of your love, that
the grey mare -• has hecoane the better
horse, and you refuse an advatitageoue
match for your'son, to grittily her ea- i
"Your are• quite wrong, my goad
friend. I never tallow any. one to be
master here but myself and, in ..the,
present instance I'cannot blame Clotilda.
She secret of her refusal lies in it herring
' "A herring: pie !" exclaimed O n
*.Yes, a herring pie. Youmay rentem
bar, it was a favorite dainty 'of mine, and
that my wile could not-endure die Innen
of it. Well during the first year - of our
1 marriage, I must confess liras . a little
' a very Milt; jealous of clotilda._. My Sit
uation obliged me to keep open how.
and among .the Young sparks that visited
atone gave me more uneasiness than the
handsome,Col. Berkenrode. The miim.
lien that he had already acquired for gal
lantry was enough to create alarm, arid
the marked attention he.paidiny wifocon
vinced rue it was well founded. • What
:could I dot It was impossible to ;forbid
hiM the. house for he hatl,it in his poiser
to deprive me of the government con tract :
in other words. to ruin ma: After ponder
' ing deeply on the..itthjectidecideil on do
ing nothing until the:. danger should -be
comainiminent ;,all that. was necessary was
to know how things really Stood. Having
just purchased thisliouse..lzeaused'. a se
erercloset to ,be made behind, the. stove.
It Communicates with my.. private room,
and from it I could overhear everything
that passed in this apartment without rink
of being discovered,.. Thank God, I have
had no use for it for twenty years ; and in
deed, I do not knqw what has . become of
the,key. Satisfied with the precaution; I
did not hesitate to' leave Clotilda, when
any of *gallant admirers paid her a vis
it, though I. promise you. some of the
Colonel's gallant ',speeches made me
';',Upon my word"interrupted hie friend,
"you showed a . IMPS:commendable pa
tience. • In your place I should hive con
tented Myself with forbidding my wife to
receive hie vittitt, ; —.. ..,•• •.,, : ..
wl'herti spoke, the old bachelors. Rut as
did not want to drive her headlong into
his Briny, I went a different way to' lurk..
Day.after day I 'was forced to , listen to
the insidious arguments 9f-the sedueer. , :—
My Wife--I must own tdm made a stout
defence—'-at One time 'tried ridieale, st
'another entreaty, to deter him' trim itis
pursuits of her. Efe began to ;lose hope
iu proportion u I gained it, till one day
bethouiht himsell of tbrutening to
blow out his brains if she would not show E xcHANonfe my ;tram p
him some compassion. Moved at this ABUT TRANSACTION—A latenumber of As
proof of the - strength of his complasion, Eastern Clarion, . published at 'Paulding( '
she burst into tears and pleaded that she
in lives an account of a swap negoli.
was not free—in short she gave 'him to ated in that vicinity of two by his subserk
understand that was tho obstacle to Ills " berm, and vouches for the truth of the ow
happiness. Berkeniedt was too well era Tee chatiles which exchanged own..
skilled in the art of seduction not to see ere were nothing less than the wive* of
that he had gained a point. He raved, the parties who were on the ev i i of loo p
and cursed me as the cause of his misery, grating as they eventually did—the one to
and tried to obtain a promise' from her in Alabama taro other to Texu. , Th e ,
case she became a widow. She stopped Clarion refrains from giving the real names
him peremptorily; but I never closed an of the fartherless Benedict', calls'
eye that night, and Clotilda, though she them "Obadiah Band' Dick," a nd
did not know I watched her, was as un- the circumstancs of the transactions—
easy as,royself. On the following day a how they went into the woods, sat down
circurustance occurred that increased her upon a log. and entered the de ist.
agitation While at breakfast, a message, nen ; how the y came near spoil ing Alwi'
carneTrout thelcook asking to see me alone. trade because oh e . s w if e weal loiffiter'
I desired l" to come in, ( n" W 4.4 not In critter by a dozen years ;" and how, after
the habit of interfering indomestio affairs,)
much chaffering, the diff a)"
and communicate hie buainest in my pros- equalized by th e generous proposal •of •
' nice ' Dick, to give in the way of boot, "a eo*
When the man entered he was as pate and calf, two goats, an old gun and an 01-
as s glioe an (I scarcely seemed to know bell." 'lltb respective children of the
what he was'about. At last he told me two mothers remained with their respond
he had received a packet containing* rive fathom and with their strangely et'.
small' bottle, three hundred guilders, and a quired stepmothers, followed . them to the
ttote,lu which he he was requested to state of their adoption.
put the couteuts of the former iu the first •
herring pie he should prepare for me.—
He wee assured that he might , do so with
out fear, as the contents of the bottle were
quite briniest and would give a delici
ous flavor to the pie. An additional reward
'was promised lib° complied with the re
quest and kept hi! own counsel. • The
lomest fellow who wacreally much at
to tie, said ho was convideed there
must he Something Wrong in the affair,
and should not be nappy until! the money
and bottle' where out of his hands. I
poured a few drops ofthe liquid on a lump
ettgar, and gave it, to my wife's dog.
It full convulsions, and died in a few
minutes. The'ca'e was .now plain ;
:there'llad•been an attempt to poison me.
Never shall forget Clottldeis• pale face
as she threw herself weeping into my
arms ----"Poison l A murderer !" she ex
claimed, chirping me as if to shield me
trout danger! "Merciful heaven, protect'
us both ! I consoled her With the- user
since that was thankful to my unknown
enemy, who , svas the. means of 'showing
me-howtifireffillto loved ate; That day
Berkeurude•came at the lista, hour, but
in vain did I' take tny seat in the hiding
place, iIU was ?not admitted.. I afterwards
hound that she had lent hint a letter, threat
nine Veva he Mlle again that her lies
pond should be •eutormed of all that pas
sed. tie made many attempts to soften
her resolution, but to no purpose, and a
year alterwards he married. No acquaint-,
auce has ever existed between us, and
tit' , / , ' you know:why iny.wife •refuses her
consent - tcrintr'stin marriage 'With Ber-t
,"I caunot•blame her," said Van Grote,
"'who would have thought that Berkeurode,
a soldier, and.a min of houdr, could have
been capable of such':a rascally deed'
',Hal ha! I" lauglied • Brounker.
..and,do•you think it was the general who
soot the poison 1"
a Why who else t" •
"Myeell to be sure • The whole was
my own contrivauce, and it•cost me three
hundred guilders •to my cook but it was
money well laid out, for I saved my wife,
and got rid ()flier troublesome la?-ildg
theaains time." • _ -••
"Do you :know,' Brounker4 think it
was rather a slibby trick to leave Berke&
rode under such an imputation ; and that
your sons happineseadepende on your
wife being undeclared—•"
"I am aware oh all that, but to undeceive
her now. is not so, easy a's• you Adult.—
How nag I. expect her to disbelieve a cir
cumstance, in which fOr the last twenty
years, she hati put implicit faith 1"
"He.wag interrupted by die entrance of
Vrow Bronker, Her cheeks were Hushed,
and she saluted Von Grow rather stiffly.
"What.! not at the ball, Clotilda 1" as
ked her huebaiid. •
"No I I had a bad headache," she repli.
ed Hand , Maurice has, promised to take
charge of his sisters. Btu I come to tell
you that I have been thinking over' this mar.
riage with Mina Berkenroduand I lis've
altered my mind ,on .that subject, In
short, I shall withdraw my oppositiow to,
The friendilooked at each other with
'itatnitislimeni. • •
iiny the .by, love," she continued,
"here is a key I found some dine ago; 1
think it must belonito inu."
,said her husband,
striving to hide his confusion' as lie took
the key, "this is good news about the nisi....
”Suppoee you an your friend eels
brute it with a puppet.. There if a her
ring pie in the how, and yen need no
fear it hi poitfoned."
She left the room. Brounker looked
foolish, and Van Grote ruhbed his hen&
as he exelahned—"Cingla in your own
trap !" He who dip hpa for , hie enemy,
shall fall into it himself" ,
'•Nevertheless,"' raplied Brouuker,
uk I have•got well out of mine'
The •'ediueee" ,of she Ladies' : Repoli
y, talking abOut kissing, says :
"Kisses, like faces of philosophersi va
ry. Some are as hot as a coal of fire,'sotrie
as sweet as honey, .some tnild as milk
iktil tactless as.lung drawn soda. Stolen
kisses are, said to,have more nutmeg and
cream than other sorts. 'As to proposed
kisses they are not liked at all. A stolen
kiss is the moat .agreeable. • We have
been kissed a few timee, and as we are
not very old, we hope to receive many
At what hour nay the lady be fount!
Ecuo. The shadow of a sound--a
voice without a mouth; and words without
a tongue; . Echo, thougli represented as
a female.: aever speaks till !the.- is aryoken
to, and at every ripetitiOn whAt sha
has •hentd, , sontinte to make it less Lead
of more. an example recommended to the
speciall, attention al tattlers and scandal
TWO DOLLARS StIOLIPOndt
If we are to believe "'the papers," ; Aleut-o•
hol has a very singular effect upon,ilttg:::
imaginations of certain ,persons ink;
dulge in it. We'remember to hose read
of an individual once who although atfom;
enough on his "pins," betrayed hos state,
of "how.come.you•so.ativeness? by, ask.•
ing his wife the milk, which she had in..
formed him was in the pantry', was done
up in a parcel, or whether it was laying a.;
round loose. This was a strange case of t
mental hallucination.while under the info,
once of spirits, but not more strange than
that of the toper in Boston rir,bo ,
when found lying in the gutter on a rsiny
night, with the water Making a clear broach ,
over him lipm heal to ft eels, replyd r ist
answer to a (inflation as to what he, was
doing there, that he 6 luttl agreed wattles a*l
HARVIRST AND CRON; OgoDcia.--
The papers from the State of Georgia ;'
speak cheeringly of the grain crop:'. The --
Macon' Register, of the 30th alt., Asays
Wheat has matured and been cat under"
the most favorable circumstarans:'' In':
quality it is a•good average' Crop,' '
plump and heavy, and ot superiorquallty. "
We have heard of some being ground,
two - weeks shwa, and yelding excelleitt
flour. -Rains have recently been quite
general, and with the exception Of a fiivir
dry sections. the corn crop is quite probs. s .
ising. Spring oats have 'suffered consid-
entity. but those elown in the 'fill 'will
pfoduce a good crop. From' repent
..arrocts the high.priee of prornalouscan.;...
noktnuch louger be sustained. - Nei. foul
lON bo ,in market in a few dnyi; irhiaq '
will undoubtedly reduce that of the old . rtr l :
tilde and'of corn. meal.
COST OF LIVING IN PARIs.--The:bigtt
cost of living is as much a subject , of eout-'
plaint in Paris as it is in this countryi--.'•
Beetroots three francs or Afty:four 'sense
*a pound. A .clsicken costa five. francs:,
or nearly a dollar— A , costa -
ten francs., A , leg of lamb, which, so
year ago pold for about three franca, hor
not at present to be had under fire •; Gab
has followed the ascensions!. utosantani,
proportion... The, exhibitiutF of the
World's industry would necessarily. rake ,
ibe price—utul beef, It wait expoetediwould ; t
bo four frauca.a pound.
DEATH PROW CULOW 3 SpIaII.-41118/4114 , 1".
tucker (1. 1.) Gasette say* that on lbw,:
morning of the 26111, a little daughter.of
Mr. James 0. ildrich.,of Pawtucket, vie
found lying upon her bed lobelias
odor of a bottle of chloroform.
which had b`' eft within her rettoh. It •
WSS taken from her o but some ;of iie eon. 1 , -:
tents were ;spilled, and she lay (lowa with >•
her face upun the saturated bed elotheei, :-
end was found half , an how •sfierwerde, •
Horn.-4. bright and beautifulhint is
hope; comes to us mid darlinesis u 4
storm, and Sings sweetest when ohrapirkts _
are saddest, and when 'the lone soul
weary and longs to pass away. it wirllos
its sweetest notes and lightens again S.
blender fibres of our hearts iliat grief hais
'thid intended all.women to be- beantifur
as much as he did the morning gloriesitii
' roses ; and whit ke.intended 'they 'ghoul& '''
become; they would if they: shitUld'Obity,''
his laws and . cut Indolence and
strings, and indulge in freedom Mid frost& '
air.. For a girl to be handsome with the
action of her lunge dependent on'thw '
pensive nature of s cent's Worth"ortatte,"
is as at as to look for tulips in la' *IOW
bank, or a full grown oak in t flower pat: ' •
A Jerseyman was very sick and not ex- •'
peeled to recover. Hui' friends gathered
&Nand his bed, and one of them says - •
"Jobedo . you feet willing to die I" John •
made an effort to give hia viswit ea the
subject, and answered, with hie. feeble
where I am—better acquaintedP; •
"I say, Sill, Jim'a caged, for gosling a
"Served him 'right. Why' did't he boy
one and not pay for, it, like an,y,otitir gob—
There ie a letter in the Olearleid Psi
Office directed u ratites: "Tie the big'.
red-feced Butcher With 1 tare ivieon
hiegpose, Cleavland, Ohio. Tke clerks,
ettget to get licking Whit* the,fdeliiiir •
the letter: • - 1 , ' '
It is the opinion of a doctor that Ifitr , 4 -
lawyer gets, his living by .plunder i whilst •
the howyer thinks *bat the doctor °Wain*, - • •
Ka, by pillagt.
,W hy ale pus utge eiiiinps like laky *goal
Because you here to liek SW" beakik* ;
make ibem stick to %hal/leiter& f: - •
Remember, that the human wuirmetesog ;
is one that cannot be anteaie. by a
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