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CHAl fl B in.
u, Nora wai satisfied. thrrs was 3c denying
'.hat. Bat how was Faddy to satisfy his
Hither and mother and Ellen I How was
be to explain to the little O'Briens thut
they were going lo America, and brother
Patrick waa lo remain behind t Never was
worse day 'a work done forNorah's father
than Patrick' that day, we are very sure.
Never waa poor fellow so dissatisfied with
himself. A few doors before, ail seemed to
promise lo falsify the adage that tho course
of true love never did run pmooth.and now
never was stream so ruffled.
. "Tie but a word, and ali's rvrc:,'' said
he lo himself, as he turned his Lead home
ward the next evening, prepared lo face the
warst. Bui his feais whi.-pered that there
would Le snore than one word or two, and
those, high ones ; and by tho time he had
reached his father's door, all his courage
waa gone again. When hp entered, he
found the good wife there w ho had the son ;
over sea. She was fully installed as one j
of the couneil, mnce she also had resolved I
UDon crossing the water. All the various ;
items and charges of the vo)ae were cal
culated, and Paddy was counted as one of
the party net without lamentations,
which he arrived in season to hcar.that he
Sad grown too tal! la be counted as one ol
;he f chihJhcr."
it was c. desperate case, and there was
nothing lor it but desperate courage. "Mo
ther," fcaid the boy, "and Fartier.and Ellen
and you childher, you've pushed the thiug
ao far that you drive me to tell ys all.orxe j
and for sver, that I can not go!"
Patrick (senior) let his pipe fall with
astonishment. The mother turned pale
with sorrow and displeasure. Ellen arose,
and going lo Patrick's side he had not
taken a seat drew hirn out of doors. They
want a few steps from the house in silence,
and reaching a tree paused there. Paddy j
folded his arms, leaned against K-.z tree,
bowed his head, and stood in troubled
silence. Ellen placed her hands upon his,
and not a word was spoken till, when she
felt her brothci's hoi tears full upon her
hand, she cried:
"Sure, Puddy, you are not going to
!ave us now !" And the fell upon his
neck and clung to him with the evidences
of earnest and frantic atfeclirjn.
"Indeed, indeed, Ellen darling, it is you
that leave me. It is you that go away
from the land where God is good to us, to
fek a new home and new friends over sea.
i ;ctn not go there with you, Ellen ; indeed
I " And what will this land be to you,
?,addy dear, but a land of strangers no
root her, no father, no sister, no brother in
it? Where '11 be ihe hearth-side that
you'll find a home at? Come, brother,
with the rest of us, where lather will lift
jp his head again and rriotittr be happy !''
"Amen to their happiness, Ellen, and
yours loo. Co your ways withcet me.
Sure I've given my word on il, and must
Urry and take care of my otrn home, sister
"Is it that vou mean cried Ellen,
Starting Knilr tnlinn.ht MAnd '
'And shall we '
e "v-" "''b MU """" " - ,
I . ... .. '
P'ougn tne seas while you clin to her
apron-string! Will you be as easy in your
undutilul bed, while tho mother that bore
Jeu is tossed on the ocean, and the sister
that toiled for you is down, down in the
devp sea, maybe! Oh, Patrick ! ly the
days of your wee, wee childhood, come
along with us now. Is it thus, selfish ns I
you are, thai you lose all natural affection? J
Did n't the clargy toil us, only Sunday was '
a week, to honor father and mother t"
" Thrue fur jOU, Ellen. But who would
be our father and mother, if our father had
not left his father and mother, to clave to
ill wife 1 Oh. ttn nlnnrr w:th Vfni. Fttlfn I
ct "b J ' (
to break my heart so, ond my word cfj
ords given lo Norah that I will stay with
aer and cherish her for belter for worse !' j
Ellen aaid no more. Patrick did nol re-!
enter the house, but proceeded homeward
to the place which was now doubly
ome lo him, since the home of his child
hood was about to lc broltu ui. Hu( the i
c fforts of his mother to change his determi
nation did not cease, arid many a Imli'-al-tetcatiou
he had with his family in his cow
frequent visits. Slist, though strongly
lempicd to yield, he never won! J givafull
consent, and the sight of Norah' reassured
him in his' resistance. The few weeks that
remaiucd between tho fixing upon the pur
pose of emigration and the day of depar
ture, were a long. long time to Pat Hi!:,
and a season of sad trouble ; and he coold
not speak with freedom to any of his 'dis
tress. Norah was high spirited, and (he
bare suspicion of the manner in which her
name was bandied. And her love for rut
rick all but cursed at the house of hit fa
ther, would have led her to forbid Patrick
ever to speak on the subject to her again.
I With slow reluctance the family gave way
to Patrick's resolute determination, und
ceasing' unkind reproaches, loaded him
with tenderness, that much more arVeeted
hi, determined spirit. The day of parting
came at lust, and Jorah herself proposed
; that she should accompany her betrothed
j to take leave of his kindred, it was a dan-
gerou thing for hun to sufier, Patrick
knew ; but bow could he avoid it T And
what would he have thought ol her, too,
had she not proposed it ?
Unmixed and bitter waa the grief with
which Patrick's kindred took leave of him
to commence their long journey, i They
sorrowed as persons who should sec his
lace no mare; and without extravagance
or hyperbole, the passion of grief which
they felt and exhibited may be termed
heart-rending. Scarce a -word did they
give to Norah. The mother looked on her
utmost with aversion, and the father scarce
heeded her present:? at all. Ellen only
"Cherish him, Norah lo7e him, lor
you see what he forgoes for you. God for
give him if he is wrong, and me if he is
were pone. Norah thought it
as but natural, at first, that Patrick should
be sad, for the interview which she had
witnessed made her unhappy tea. Hut she
was not well pleased that his gloom con
tinued. Weeks and months passed, and
still Fatrick hud not resumed his former
light-heartcdneF3. Nor did there appear
any indication of its return to him. The
wedding day, to which he once looked for
ward with continual expectation, and of
w hich, at one time, he daily spoke, ho now
seemed to dread and scarcely mentioned.
And when he did speak cf it, it was with
I a forced appearance of interest. Norah
was offended at his coldness, nn I ss he
did not press, as formerly, a positive and
early dale, you may be sure that she did
not increase in impT.irnce for the nuptials
to whiph Patrick appeared to be growing
laily more indifferent. I!e thought her ;
ungrateful that she did not duly estimate
sacrmce ne naa maue lor ncr; ana
she considered him weak-minded that he
had over estimated his alTeclion for her,
and undervalued his own kin, and was !
now repenting. Patrick was indeed more
miserable than ever he had been before in
his l!re. Not a word had he hcr.rd from
his connections in many long months ; and
what Eilen said to him under the tree be
fore his father's door, now haunted him
"Shall we plough tho seas while you cling
to hf apron-strings ? Will you bo easy
in your bed, when (he mother that loves
you is tossed on the sea, and the sister that
toilsd for you is drowned V By day these
words haunted him, and by night his mo
ther and sister rose out of the sea to come
to his bedside. And truly, when he waked
in a cold perspiration of terror from these
visions, it was hard to persuade him that
they were not true ; and that the sea had
not verily given up its dead to reproach
" Norah, dear," he said at length one
evening, ns they sat alone, " my heart is
broke, so it is
She answered with a look ia which deep
sorrow mingled with all her old affection.
Ncr did she resist when he drew her to
'''s s'd? an P-c:jd her head against his
boso.n. He felt thai he could not cay
what he must when her eyes met his. So
shd nestled lovingly to him while he sat
long in silence. She gypssrd, hi:t would
not ask, whet he wished lo ctj, end at
length he continued :
" Every morning when I waka it is to
hear what they said to me, when I would
n't go with them. And every night when
I lie down, sure the clatter of that leave-
inking drives flee? away. And when the
eyes shut lor very weariness, ond I have
cried my;lf into a troubled slumlcr, it is
no rest. Sometimes my mother comes lo
mr Nar.'-.h nri.l nmptime mv skier. I
' - - , -
know that they come from tho deep, depp
sea, for they are all dripping wet. Never
word do they fay with their mouths, but
their eyes, Norah. God save us. what
was that !"
Norah hed caught his contagious horror:
and clung closer lo him, as they both shiv-
trcd wrh l'ror. I
i many ininu'"
.before Patrick could restmiu his narrative,
but after a trembling pause he proceeded :
" They come lo ine.Norali, and 1 know
it's them. U'hec I wake, don't I the
cold water of the sua chilling my temples 1 j
The. saints save us, Norah, from such vis
itors to our bridal bed ! You think me
changed and that my heart is turned, and
my manner is unkind but, Norah dear,
what wiil 1 do, what can I do?,
. " It's all your sick fancy, Patrick and
may be your conscience is not easy," said
Norah, shaking oS the spectral influence
of Paddy's dreams. " It's all your own
notion, Paddy dear. Your mother and all
of them are well and happy barring that
they feci the loss of you as much as you
do of their absence. And I know their
consciences are not easy, Patrick, for the
hard words they said to you must leave a
deep wound in their own hearts. You
must go to them, Patrick !"
" What, Norah, and Jcave you!".
"And wiry not . Sure, Puddy dear,
yotf're not worth a body's having now, and
that's the truth. You are not the seme lad
that you were at all, aud what will I do
with tuch a man ? It s a long lane ibat
has no turn, and all will come right by
" Would 'nt voti to w.lu no too
" Sure I thought you'd be waking that,
Patrick.. Ellon said . you . w-ftrn d"i.h
and wia n't it the truth she said ! . Will
you change the loan of your heart to mine?
llav 'ct I a father cud mother, and sisters,
too ! Will 1 give them up and go away,
because vou can't give yours up 1 It isn't
In vain did our hero strive to change
Norah's determination. Her arguments
were unanswerable, and he was fnin to
submit. After many days' irresolution he
resolved, but still not without doubts and
misgiving?, to follow his parents lo Ainer
icc. The resolution taken, the spectral
appearances thai had annoyed him ceased.
Ilo was hali tempted lo retreat frcm his
purpose, but Norah gave him no encour
agement, and his nocturnal visiters threat
ened lo renew their visits ; so that he was
fain to adhere to Lis resolve, and take a
steerage passage to the great entre pot of
the New World New York.
Great was his amazement upon arriving
there to find that it was n place so large,
and one of so many larg- places, and that
to inquire of his family there was of as little
utility as it would be to nsk for his master's
dog in Dublin. It was a sad trial to Pa!
thttt he had come to a Mrange land, he
vsrily believed, to no purpose. Hut it was
necessary for hin to do, or ttarve, and
finding employment he worked, with n
heavy heart it is true.but ttct without hope.
Chance (or we should better say Provid-
fence) directed him to a priest, to whom he j
related Ins dJiicult position and almost I
extinguUhcd hopes. Tho kind father was
struck with his tale, and after a moment's I
pondering referred tc his record of priestly
'acts, and surf enongii there he founi the;
nnme of E'lcn O'Brien O'Brien no
" Mighty easy it was, then, for her to !
come over!" shouted Pat, "fine tulk her'sj
me about selnshness, and drowning, and
, ' , i
' " '
of it, to write und read them Ion" letthers ! !
But it has given mc the lirst trace of them
anyhow, and that's something."
With this clue, tho persevering young
Irishman was not long in tracing the party
to iheir late stopping-place ::, for they
were there no ionger. He followed lo
Albany, and there again lost the scent, for
a parly of poor emigrants are not so easily
followed. Again he heard of them in Buf
falo away, it seemed to him, at the verge
of the world and again he pursued.!
" Sure I will find them now," he said,
"if it is only to havo a fly at that traitor,
Ellen God bless her I"
At Buffalo he was again disappointedor
from thence also they had flitted. " It 's
the Wandering lew, Ellen has married, no
doubt," said he, "lo lead me this dance.&nd
she to rate me so ! Wait till I find them
Time would bo unprofitably spent in
tracing all poor Pat's journeyings, includ
ing many excursions from the main routs.
Wherever the sinews of his countrymen
were busy upon public works and other
enterprises in which the labor ol the 6turdy
Hibernian is found so valuable, there Put
wandered and patient perseverance was
at last rewarded. Il3 had traced out on
impromptu village on a rail road track,
where the delvirs had put up cabins which
they would sorrow to leave. As he looked
curiously through the little settlement, he
was startled to hear his own name shouted,
and in a moment more ono of his many
brothers had him Ly tho neck, r. itli a hug
as stifling as if ho had taken lessons in the
new country of one of those undisputed
natives the black bear.
Pat had much ado lo slop his brother's
c'amcr. that he rmgkt surprise the other?.
UNION CO., PA., ARRIL 24, 1850.
And ha was, astonished, njoreuver, to. find
hull) Phcliin (for he it was) with a Sunday
fatx- on in the middle of the week. This
mystery was solved when they reached the
cabin ; for there was a gathering in honor
of the first Patrick of tho third generation !
"It's this you wero up to, iKM.cn, it; it
hooted Patrick, bursiiei? ur.uu them. "I
thought it wasn't entirely lo make Phulim
a prisident, and Michael a djuko, that you
come over !" ,
Tears, shouts of laughter, frolic, pathos,
poetry, and proe most una JurueJ, made up
tho delightful melange at that unexpected
11 AFTKR V.
Patrick found that his family had indeed
made a happy change. There waa no
gainsaying that. And he himself espe.-i-e:iced
no difficulty in procuring emplcy-!
ment ; but he wts far from -being ss we!!
content as tho others. He wrote to Norah
upon his arrival e.t Nu-.t York, and again
when he had found his father und mother,
aud he wanted eadlv to invite her to join
him in Amurisa. But for the same reason I
that he did nol return tc Ireland, he dared j
not aak her to come over; for if ho could'
not leave his friends, how could she le
expected to leave hers j He would
have gone "home" as he persisted in call-
l m.7 it. but. strange to nav. K':rn w.i mi
in the least humbled in her exactions by
' tho fact of her own marriage. She loved
! PaI k&tror thn nft In .IJ t...
own husband ann child ' not excepted,
is was with a feelinj of wrong that she
heard or thought of his loving any one else,
I cr being beloved by any.
Sad news began now to come from the
old country and the O'Briens had no let
ters ; but others had, and tho newspaper?
were full of the dreadful destitution and the
deaths from starvation in Ireland. Now
poor Patrick was worse afflicted than he
had been by separation from his parents.
Tidings cams of eta rvat ion cad death in
houses the inhabitants of which he knew
were wealthier far than Norah's father ;
and he feared thctsAe might even want for
a bit of bread, while he rolltd in pl-suty
Had ho pursued his own inclinations he
would have posted back but Ellen said
"Don't think of such a thins! Is it mad
you arel When there's people dying'
there of tho hunger will you go snctch the j
bread from their mou'hs ! Or will you goi
"home,' as you call it, and feed the three'
kingdoms from your own pocket."' Pat-i
rick was hurt and he thought of the two:
Morah was fur tha best comforter. I
Peep indeed was the distrm that rested
upon unhappy Ireland. And Patrick's
fears fir his frienls at home were
hut toi well founded. Sickness and fam
ine invaded the district in which Patrick
was born ; and though his old master et
first was bountiful to those eround him,
s'ern necessity at last brought its admoni-
lion that he must withhoij his hand. There
is distres that opens the hear' ; but when
it comes to dividing your living w ith your
neighbor, to become nt last lel!ow in hi?
ned, the instinct of self preservation chills
charity. Nevertheless, the good farmer
gave and gave a diy loo long ; lor the
cay carr.e when ho could ccum his own
scanty provision in food and in purse. Im-
i i i. i a . i . . r ,
1 . . ' , ,.
to sicken. He buried his wile cut of his
M:il, Ulltl Ills :muicu auun uii-j unci
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ther into the crave. lis denied himself
bread to feed his famishing family al-
most rejoicing.while the dead py unburicd
in his house, that with the release of child
alter chi.d, the ne.ed of food and iheir wails
of hunger'diminisheJ. And now at last
Norah and himself only remained of all
that happy household ; nnd they had but
to prepare their last food end die. The
immense demand which had been mad?
upon the ch tritable had proved too great
for the supj ly ; and men had ceased nt last
to think it a strango thing that people dird
Often did Korah think in her distress of
him who was now far away. And hecrti
ly she rejoiced for his sake, that he had
not remained to add another cl&imnnt on
tho public charity, to ths thousands who
pleaded unavai'ingly for it. Put it was
sad to think that he must one day hear
that her he loved had sunk into the grave,
the last of her hesse, for to death she firm
ly looked as the only hope cf release from
A footstep broka the silence; but it
hardly distwbad her revery. It was the
kind ecclesiastic whe had been present nt
the death of her mother and her brothors
who hod seen her sister buried, and lo
whoa she herself looked, at no distant day
for the last offices of the church. His fre
quent visits had become part of her daily
experience, hut she'saw now that his face
wore something more than the usual calm
expression. She looked up inquiringly,
and he placed in her heads a letter addres
sed to his care for her.
She knew the handwriting, and could
scarce cctr.mind (irmtes3 to break '!e se-aN
j tnJ wafers with which over caution had
secured the letter. It wa from Patrick,
! and enclosed more money than she had be-
fore seen for many weeks. "Now, ttod
be praised,'' fhe cried, "my father ahall
find comfort fgsin." ? .
V'l "Ilu has fcunJ it, c".Ui-hter !" said the
priest iu a solemn voice fro.n the bedside.
j Nore.h hurried there, to receive, in the last
fain; smils, a father's inaudible blessing
Need we eay that tho good priest gave
Norah sound adice : o wit, that the n?e
ney which she had received were better
expended in finding her way to Patrick,
than in protracting a weary existence in
the plnce now so aad to her. Ellen's wcl
comlf was not tho least hearty which No
rah received ; all agree that there was a
Providence in the events which guided Pat
rick before bur lo America. Norah is
enenshecas one of tso "childer, and Mrs.
O'Mrien insists that her mistake at the
hedside years beforo, wa!only a bit of pro -
' f-ccy. for her heart always yearned to
Norah 03 one of her own. All arc well
p'tascd ; and though a shade of sorrow for
'1Pr kindred is habitual to the countenance
of Mrs.Norah O'Prien.it adds to the sweet
ness ol its expression, and is a better look,
in its resignation, h in one of discontent or
j As to the young cousins in the nhbor-
nood we leave ,neir "tistics to the next
census. Tsev have nroved i':wcli of com-
fort to Grandfather Patrick, who, though
quite infirm, is still useful to "mind tne
childer' while Mrs. O'Brien, the grand-
mothe', labors like Sisyphus to keep little
(em in hose, with no hope that ber work
will ever cease while her breath lasts, cr
hLr fngers caa ply a needls.
An Evening Song.
B KU7.A COOK.
P-iiher, above ! I pray to Thee
Hefore I make my rest ;
I ecek Thee on my bended kne.
With warm and grateful breast.
First, let me thank Thee for my abar
( 'f sweet and biuesed health ;
It ia a boon I would not apare
For woilda of ihinir.g weelth
And next I thank Thy bounteous hanl
Thst gives me "daily bread,"
That Sings the corn luon the land,
And kecpa our table fpraj.
I thank thee for each peaceful night,
That hricga me soft repose ;
I think tlico fur the morning's light
. Thai bids my eye unclose.
I own Thy mercy when I move
With limbs all sound and free
That gaily bear me when I ro
Beoids the inolh and bee.
I thank 1 hec for rry kindred friend,
So loving and so kiuJ,
Who n il me all that knowledge lends
To r.iJ my hea. t and rnioJ.
Ah ! let me value as I ought
The lessons good men trach
To bear no malice in my thought,
Nor anger il my speech.
Father aoeie ! O, hear my prayer,
And let me ever be
Worthy my earthly parents' care.
And true in aervir.g Thre !
" Fity Lis Family."
A man falls into embirrrssm.ints.which I rhe other of a principle of fear. The
uitiiriately overwhelm him in bankruptcy j freedom of the North seeks to extend it
er urive him into roguery or crime. He self to now commonwealths, and to mulli
was yesterday respected, infl jentful nnd I
supposed to be affluent, and his family
.- ,,. , , , , , ,. . .
dingly ; but today hois disgraced and
Mcvei' cicar o! without resour
jrces or pros-j
pects very likely in prison nnd exposed
to ignominious punishment. "Vile wretch!"
say millions ; "it is good enough for him,
but we must pity his poor family."
Half the men who are loathed as drag
ging down their families to shame and des
titution aro really themselves dragged down
by these families driven to bankruptcy,
shame nnd crime by the thoughtless end
basely sottish extravagance of wife and
children. Let a man be in the way of re
ceiving considerable money, and having
property in his hands, and his family can
rarely he made to comprehend and realise
that there is any limit to his abilities to
give and spend. Fine dresses and orna
ments for wife and daughters ; spending
money every now and then, and richer
furniture and more of it at nil times these
are a few of ihe Liind drains on "the gov
ernor's" means which are perpetually in
actio:.. N. Y. Tribune.
That's a truth plainly sp?sen. Families
are as often the ruin of a man as rr.ar: is
of a f-.mily. Thera is a foolish pride which
maintains the mastery over the brains of
some vein people, that prompts them to ape
a station in society which their means will
not justify, bet heed'esj cf consequences
they persist in profii-jacy to the"bitter end.''
How many ius'ances of bankruptcy, ro
guery and crime, might be cited of modern
dale, which are ihe direct effects of an ex
travagant family ; and yet how little those
lessons art heeded. Three thousands years
experience under the sublime truths of the
"Proterb'' "Pride goclh before destruc
tion, and a haughty spirit before a fall"
has not apparently profited human nature
anything. Lycoming Gazette.
A lie bis no leq, but j.ranJ.il his wings,
ok yn. cAMioca s last laveky. SPEEtn
The t'Bion has extended itself, by enter
prise and by conquest, to tin thorea of the
lurthett ocean ; s.avery trackin2 these
conquests, claims admission to its new
realms ; the na'.ic n pursues with uialated
catZi'' ,ta prodiiousecourse of pacific ag
grandizemiBt, but the diseased limb of the
South, views with jealousy and irritation
that growth which she can not rival, end
attribute to the injustice of her confederates,
results which spring directly and inevitably
from her own social condition.
It is undoubtedly true, that, if we follow
Mr. Calhoun ia his corr.paritea Letwccc
the relative powers of the" Northern and
Southern sections of the Union, in 179",
and in 1850, the results demonstrate an in
jcrea.se in the free States, altogether dispro-
poriionateii in amount to that of the Mates
!' infes'.sd with slavery. In some of the
1 as in Virinie, t?:j mrtr.car cl rcpre-
j semativcs to Congress has actually dimin
! "hed ; in all it has increased with far Isss
j rapidity than in the Norths Tho contrast
j drawn to its sharpest ec'gc between the
contiguous Stales of Ohio and F.ontueky.
The free State was founded twelve years
later th- the slave State their soil and
clim.re are equal yet, in less than half a
century Ohin has a million of citizens more
than its neighbor. The consequence has
naturally been, that the North has. by its
natural crowth, acquired a constant aug-
' .. nnlitical ascendency, pf
which Mr. Calhoun end the South comp
lain. Put that fact is inherent, nol in the
political institutions of ths Union.bot in the
jcia! condition of lha States themselves ;
and the injustice, or inequality against
which Mr. Calhoun protests, are the direct
consequences ol that very state of things
which he attempts to perpetuate and to ex
tend. The North has gone on, with gigan
tic strides, to cross the Rocky Mountains
and subdue tho Prairies of tha Wct ; the
Suuti; has infinitely less force to multiply
itself, to expand, to increase. Put the rea
son is clccr ; the institutions of tLo North
tend to this rapid and audacious progress ;
ihoso of the South cioj even the natural
progress of society- In the North labor is
honored, and every man is the chief work
n.gn in the fr.bris cf his independence in
the South it is servile anJ the possession
of other beings alone commands the culti
vation of the soil. Towards the Norih a
ccasoK'ss stream ol emigration, from Eu
ropean nations ewelU tne population with
frdrh offsets but the brilliant regions ol
the South tempts no foreign emigrant lo
their tropical soil. In the North the land
s the pnz" and the means of labor ; in the
S'JUtr: land iz useful only to the slaveholder.
Thu Norih n.-escr.U c'l t!:3 conditions fa-
', voru'ilo to tiie increase of native population
j in the tiouth (opuialioa increases mare
j slowly, and one-fourth ol it consists, not of
jciti'ns, but of slaves, and political power
I f.iilows tha same law. The one is a living
i . . . . .
ip.Ciraationof a principle cf national growth
()!y confederate States the slavery of the
South clings to-the old States, nnd views
., J , ' . , r . , .
vide a lessen its authority in tho Union.
The social condition of the North incites
and invigorates man for energetic enterpri
ses that of ihe S juth enervates and do
grades him. The or.o aspires io complete
individual freedom tho other is sometimes
compelled to sacrifice freedom itoelf to se
curity and precautions. The men of the
North live in jealous independence of any
interference of government 'n ir.eir public
affairs those of the South aro daily re
minded that the authority of stringent laws,
and a vigorouj government, are avieded to
preserve them from the worst calamities ol
so?ial war. These causes arc amply suf
ticient to deterniiae the inequality of the
two sections of the Union ; r- nd it is by the
immutable lews of human nature, that tho
ono flourishes in un bound sd luxuriance,
whilst the other is crippled by the elements
of its own existence. London Times,
The Editor of the Syracuse Protector,
speaking of the statement that tha denih
nnd burial of a man in California cost $1)00,
says that is a mere trifle, and that he knew
of an instance in Massachusetts where the
process was completed at an expense of
just f 100,000. !t began at a fashionable
drinking saloon, had terminated in a two cent
groggery. It took a number of years lo
complete the job, for the man was tough
but alter he took lo drugged liquors (nn
longer able to buy the purer and more cost
ly) the business proceeded rapidly enough.
The cost cf dying consumed hia entire
property, so that nothing waa left for his
burial expenses. The town furnished him
with a pine coffin and a pauper's grave.
Iileness wastes a man ns insensiblv as
'industry improves him.
Volume VU, Knmter 4. '
Whole Wamber 315. '
Well, what if they dI It may not b
true. - A great miay falsa reports are cir
culated, and the reputation of a good n.-uu
may be sadly sullied by a baseless rumor.
Have you any reason to believe that whit
they say concerning ecother is truo f'Jf
not, why should permit your nama .So bo
included among the "they' who circulate
a scandal ?
"Thoy say" If ho says ! Is any per
son responsible for the assertion Such
phrases are frequently used to conceal rhi
poignard, who thus meanly strikes orr
whom he dare not openly assail. Aro yru
helping tho cowardly attack t- If "thyn
means nobody, then regerd the rumor as
"Jheysny" ky do they say
so I Is any good parpose secured by jhe-
circulation of the report f WiH it benefit
the individual to have it known ; cr will
any-int?res!i of society be promoted by.
whispering it about ? If not, you bad bet
ter employ time and srecci to some rnorv
"They say" . To akom do ihey
say itt To thoee who have no losirress with
the affair 7 Tc those who can not help
it or mend it, or prevent any unpleasant re
sult t Tkat certainly shows a tattling,
scandal loving spirit, that ought to be re
buked. "They say" . Well do they say it .
to him? Or, are they very careful lo
w hisper il in places where he can nol beart
and to persons who are known net lo be his .
incuua . . ,
him, as well as about him No one has
a rhhl to say coacerain another.'
which he is not ready to speak ia his crc
"Tbey say" Well, suppose it ie
trus. Are you sorry for il ;' or, do you '
rejoice that a brother has bcati discovered
erring ? Oh, pity him if he hat fallen in
to sin. and pray fcr him that ho may be
forgiven and restored. -
If it should be true, don't bruit it abroad
to his inury. It will noi benefit ycc
nor Jiim, nor society, to publish his faults.
You are as liable to be slandered, or err,
as your brother, and as ye would thai ha
should defend, or excuse, or forgive you,
do ye even so to him. Watchman i. Re
flector. Helical Statistics.
Tha April num'aer of ihe Philadelphia
Medical Examiner contains a curious sta-'
tisticul articlo of Professor Tucker, of the'
University of Virginia, going to show that
the number of M. Il.'s graduated annually
from all the schools is tha United States, is
not sufficient to supply the annual demand,
lie allows one physician to SOt persons, ;
which would give 20,875 as the whole
number of medical practioners in the Uni
on. .mong the free white adults of ihe
country, the annual srorality ia two per
cent. Tho annual mortality among the
physicians, is, therefore, 53T, even seppo
sing it to be no greater then the average
mortality of white adults ganera'.ly. Prof.
T. next shows that the ennucl increase of
our population, ty natural multiplication
and immigration may be staled at 802.(100,
requiring an increase of !C02 physician.
He next makes an allowance for those who
leave the profession for other pursuits.thosa
who graduate and never practice, and those
who rradutin in two schools are reckoned
twice, allowing fir ail thosa two par cent,
or 327. He then arrives al the sum cf
207tJas the numb-r of ne practitioners an
nually required; while the entire gradua
tion of the schools is but aixmt 1500, leav
ing a deficiency which in the language of.
Prof.Tucker, must be "supplied from tha
large class of uneducated and half-educcted
practitioners, who are still suffered tospsri'
i w ith the heclth and lives of ihz cruuiour
The faithful pastor speaks with author-!
ity ; not domineeringly, but fearlessly, and ;
wrih the cottvictioa that he u nn authorized
teacher in the church, and thtt his hearers
have need cf being indoctrinated, reproved,
corrected, and instructed in righteousness.
If t!)3re is anything detestable in sermoni
zing, it is this cooing to the audience after a -little
flare up of timid zeal. "Me breth. e-ren,
I fear you may thick mc too bo-old." Bah !
Rdv. Sir, away with such mswk'shress
and cowardice ! Thunder away upon us
waare all pigmies before the propheis.anj
ashes before God ! What is the pulpit for,
but lo bring down cur self-sufficiency, anJ
humble us bafore the cross I Do your'
duty, your whole duty, and leave result
to God. Letters from Italy.
Value of a Newspaper. ... -1
"If M. Theirs were right in sajirtg thct
Americans gain their kncwE'dgs from tho
newspapers, it vuaid pro7e cniy that such
is the btst moe t! educating a people.
America has more schools, scholar,
school books, maps, instruments than any
other country." -
; So says Mr.Fry.in a letter in Ga'ignoni,
replying lo M. Theirs' attack on America.
Mr. Fry is right. A good newspaper is tho
best educator, both intellectually and mot-
ally, which a fumi'v can have. fNcal's