Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, April 07, 1870, Image 1

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erntnent ltncl Pr&ided no funds. Mr.
'Webster had appointed a Comnfissioner
and had sept over our industrial products
in the St. Lawrence. Nothing more.
Progress was at a dead kick.. Visitors
and contributors, Abbot Lawrence and
Sir William Reid, executive committee
of the Royal Commission,•and American
residents in London, stood aghast. There
was no' money. , At the instant—honor
for the deed to his memory—Ocorge Pea
body; of 'whom few of usliad ever heard,'
without even a request having been made,
or a statement of our needs presented,
with no possibility ;of pecuniary gain and
Large probabilities of loss, nnthought of
ant unsolicited, ._stepped forward and
proffered a loan of ,C1,f,00. It saved our
depar(inent of the Exhibition. We. owed
to it our success. McCormick's reaper
and Colt's revolvers, Goodyear'; india
rubber and Pahner's artificial legs, Dick's
presses, and" Thricson's nautical instru
ments, House's printing telegraph, and
.11obb's permutating, locks, became af
terwards and still are largo elements hi
commercial interchanges between our
country and Europe, from this timely
and generous advance of money.
With the history of the great fete
given by Mr. Peabody at \\ ill's 't`ooms,
(quondam Almack'si on the fourth of
July of this year most Americans aro
familiar. It was a capital idea, that of
bringing Englishmen and Americans to
gether in social enjoyment on the anni
vcrsary of the Declaration of Indepen
dence. Mr. Lawrence Med the_ propo
sition amid mentioned it to the "Old
Duke. - The latter was delighted and
promised to be present. Nothing was
ever more successful. It was the year
before -Wellington's death, when he stood
peliaps in highest favor. 'No sooner was
it known that his sanction had been
given, than nobility and gentry, ladies of
the Queen's household and Peeresses in
their own right, got eign Commissioners
and ex-Lord Chancellors 'vied with each
other 'to obtain invitations to the Ameri
can merchant's assembly. Of all the
splendid entertainments of the season
none paskAal off with more eclat. And
on the morning of the fifth , ecif July
Ocorge Peabody awoke to a fame of
which he had never dreamed. Through
the newspapers that chronicled the sde
cess of the great banquet, his name for
the first time ,became familiar in the
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like my time I. moult ly out, of jthut_l_in
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It seems a pity that a man of our Own
'generation should become a dembilod in
the popular belief because none of his
friend, have leisure to tell what they
know. • Mr. 11 inthropls orathm mates
(:serge Peabody a hero. 4tisolutions of
respect to his memory, pas'sed by Login-!
halve bodies and pldlauthropie institn
lions, place him alie've his'eontetitpora.:`;
ries aA the model man of his' t ime. And
the ro ondent of The A dvaltre,
taking a new departure, canonizing Cho
tiftparled slid nagenarian as - a praying
man from the earliest years of manhood,
a believer, an aspirant for the "commu
nion" service without becoming a church
memlier, and a Christ ‘ ian whose motto
was, Cnnncr nos a. Now what is
wanted is the truth. Of extraVagant
eulogy, them has been .enough. A ten
years' observation of the best pia of
Cbtorge Peabody's life may be, perhal s,
condensed into narrative that shall sub
sct'rve the cause of truth.
In Api•il, 1E431, I accepted the invittef
tion of Mr. Peabody to spend Sunday
with him at Hampton Court. We dined
at the Star and Garter on Richmond Ilill,
some twenty gentlemen, - Horace Greeley
among the number, being present, and
dined—as the guests of George Pea
body always • dined—sumptuously, pro.
trill...Ling:our siting till past eleven. IL
was - Mw - Peabody's habit to give dinners.
No hostlver presided with better grace.
He knew the secret of making Iu guestt
at home, and,up to tfic s last of his eontin-
Hens residence in li;ngliftul as he rarely,
if' ever attended ehitrcli; and made •no
pretence of being a religious' man, his
most festive entertainments• when ap-
plauses that followed and song and troll
told story the apartment ring, were
given on Sunday.
Mr. Peabody hail twupurposes in life,
wealth and renown. . Wealth came linst.
' Tuaehicve this he mado-gfitittAacrifices.
Ire had the character AC , •do , it. There
never lived the,man of more single eye
on the end be had in view. Self abne
gation to
.promoto self aggrandizement
became of his life. De did not marry,
though very fond of women; he never
purchased or built, a mansion for per.
sonal . residenctiiii — England, though i°.x:-
.ceedingly attnehed o all the- comforts
and display a sPlenCdhome would give ;
in amkput he toiled it Waroford /Point,
Thrognorton stree giving himself not
a week's relaxa,;;' it, though never was
man , more attracted to country air or ,
novy! attended a " meet," never wont to
. Oda oe tho Derby, never became asub
scriber at Tattersalls', never owned nor
rented. shooting ,grounds, slid never
stalked deer in'Alie
n highlepds,' nes• an
gled along the Tweed,: - (plefisurtm ono or,
other of whichiiia friemls indulged
though by nature keenly Mapted to emus
try sports, 'and their auplpries. The self
denial was ,frOnOlie',priniple. poiaxfv
-thin and sports hindered accumulation
• of money. _That, ; was, his . 011th in , view
fyom the day he first arrived in hi-I T: laud
and till 1.851 -
When Inflrst knewAiin, the year
jnst named, ho was it,r!eh .man oven rn
London, . The Amerioanipppartment of,
,Great-Exhihition4as threatening to .
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rorthe eight'follewing years Mr. Pea
bOdy w - as the representative-of Xinoriean
hospitality tn London on every recurring
notional holiday. Ile put no"unnecessary
restrictions upon the invitations given.
American visitors, foreigners interested
in the United States, .English Liberals,-
and countrymen engage'd in
pursuits all over England, were welcomed
q-s—lit-s---gue4s,7 4 Phere—were—sometimes
oltleetions Made, not only to. the prece
dence -_-g r i.vem:atAliosc _festivals—to—tho
toast to the Queen over the toast to the
President. but to the prominence they
bestowed on the host. Once there oc
curred a demonstrative opposition and
several of the guests left the table. 'Upon
the whole, however, they were success ,
MI. The observance of the day, more
suggestive abroad titan at home, was
kept up, and they served to increase the
reputation of Mr. Peabody as the repre
sentative American in London.
In '1859, ;it the Fourth of July dinner
given. by the American Association,
among the guest ;it which was John
Bright, Mr. Peabody was asked to preside.
At first lie hesitated, and at length de
clined. It was taking, a place subordi
nate to that of Our host. Whatever of
success the festival' might IifIVO would
add nothing to his renown. Ile felt that
preseinlivexight to give the Indepen
&nee diviner had been niken 'from him.
Ilesideslhellid„not sympathiy.e with the•
eleemosynary purposes of the AsSocia
don. In private charities he had never
been profuse, and when an attempt was
made to organiie these charities into a
system he gave it no encouragement. It
is no injustice to his memory to say that
he never relieved the pool., visited the
sick, eared for the Unfortunate, defrayed
the expenses home of bereaved.widow
and orphans however worthy, or helped
bury the dead of his countrynien, with
a willing 'heath lie was proverbially
,;lose. Upon a supscription lish'headed
by the Queen and filled wish names of
landed aristocrats and city dignitaries,
as published in the Miles, Mr. Peabody's
name might be seen. But no where
else. Lord Shaftesbury's ragged schools,
Henry Mayhew's prison relief societies,
Miss Marshe's '• nabhy" hoines, L. N.
,R's bible women -who .completed "the
missing link" between the Ha .and
poor in London,' and Florence Nightiii
gale's institution for educating nurses,
had no aid from him. His charity never
tlowed in hidden channels. It was nat
ural, therefore, that he should decline co
operation with the American Associa
tion. Its object Was the relief , of eiti-•
'zens of the United 'States in I,,Londoo,
who were destitutkand deserving. Gen.,
CampbeilWas its President. Mr. Dallas
gave it
. cordial support. Mr. 'Morgan
was •opc of its executive connnittee.
Russell Sturges, Curtis Mir9fla Lkmp
son, Mr. „Perkins and other leading Anier'-
ican merchants in... London, assisted it
with cordial and liberal aid. Not so with
Mr. Peabody. For every five pound ster
ling contributed by each ono of these
walemen; lie did not give fivy
It was allays so. Ile had no faith in.
unavoidable poverty ; lent no willing ear'
to the tale of suffering; ;• and when over
come by hnporttluity, or shamed by ex
ample,- eked - out grtulgingly' his rueful
With the history of Mr. Peabody's
extraordinary benefactions the world is
- faniiliaic — Wsuirered TM - largess to pass
ont of his hand unannounced. In his
earlier, endowMents'upon Danvers and.
Baltimore therd . was less of the; desire for'
,appa'rent 'his, lips touched only
:the cup Of applause. But the VaSttiWits
plearant ;it, was what his imature craved ;
desire grew - with its gratilleatitm ; ha
had not thdheart to resist qt,; and for
the last few yeart of ]ti' life, up to the
very sick ,bed on which . the dobiltatod'
and'almost imbecile old man lay" dying
.in that palatial mansion of Eaton square,
he draincdthe goblet to its
_bottom and
.thirsted or nioro. -
. . .
Any one who attempts to conceal' this
second rulineinotive of Mr. Peabody's
, .._ ,
life, . does , violence, to the .tratli. iiio
,f'rientis'll4o been aware of:it:7llore than:
' twenty. 'Years befdro his deaili,nrid made
it often - in' coriversation — a - *subject of
pleasantry and regret. *To 1867 I gave a
sketch of hisJiro in the National
which he Ito sooner saw, than ho
bought all the copies and had the article
reprinted fOr circulation. When I met
him next, ho thanked me, but* added.
"Had you, waited a few m 071.1118, you
would hare found that 'should do greater
things yet." • He was alluding to the gift
of one million dollars ho "shortly after
mitchi for,the purpose of education., •
If any reader, thinks this judgment
harsh, let him recall what he, himself
knows of the events of Mr. Peabody's
last ten years. Tho parade,of his bene
factions by preliminary letters—the men
of mark constituted - trustees of the • en•
dowment.s be made—the elaborate and
continually repeated accounts of the dis
position he was making of his property—
the publicity given to the letter he re
from the Queen and, the exhibi
tion in various cities of her portrait that
accompanied' it—the announcement of
the holOoanst of unread and 'unopened
letters asking charity—and the building
the permanent and gcorgeous catafalque
at Peabody for preservation of gifts and
memorials, as if to defy the inroads of
time—can be satisfactoril y } , accounted for
only by admiting that love of applause and
desire for fame constituted -a chief ele-*
ment in IliSr'cliaraCter..— ,- -•-
The last act-fii the drama of his' life
was in keeping. Ile had returned here
to die.. Old age was upon him and he
gracefully. • accepted the' inevitable.
Neither the genial summer air of his na
tii-e home nor the healing waters of Vir
ginia rejuvenated his worn out frame,
He expected and desired to end.libi days
in. America. But an intimation came
from friends in Eiigland that the Queen
regretted that she had never commanded
his presence at Windsor. It touched the
old motive Tor action. Against, medical
athice, • the dissuasion of friends, and
his own sober thought, ho braved the
perils.ot: an uncertain month on the At
lantic and,the vicissitudes of the gloom
iest-season of the Londim year, to give
Iler Majesty the opportunity to confer
upon - him an hOnor on:,nown• heretofore
to a foreigner. Could he have foreseen
the more than royal distinction that
awaited his decease, he would no doubt
Move done' the same. From his own
standpoint, •
• —nolhing in Irk lin.
Decal:ln hiul like the lint‘lng
The Queen, upon his return to Ens
land being made known tp her,. sent her.
commands with the ugual pomp and more
than usual persunal regards. It was too
late. The old man was bowing to a
higher behest; and failing in-pursuit of
an honor that would have crowned right
royally iti life's success, he obtained a
greater honor in a more than royal burial.
____ 3 (x_Eealindy:_s_hieneradip.nallakdZiY-CRi
him renown. He deserves it. No wiser
philanthropist .has lived in our -genera
tion. Bu the was not, —in the Not Eng
land sense,—a professing Christian. Ho
_believed to the last that he was better off
here than in the else Where of the great
hereafter. No man ever more fairly I
represented' the legendary bishop who
querulously r e marked to his servant that
Ile was dying. Well, my lord," said
the good fellow, • "you ane going- to a bet
ter place." "John," teplied the prelate,
"There is no place like uhi England."
Thd Queen of Prussia was, the other
Clay, the heroine of the following little
adventure. She was^ wincing with one
of her ladies on the road leading from
Naas Snnei to Potsdam when Iffie saw
an old soldier, who had lost one eye and
.000 area, sitting by the wayside? The
old man looked very sad, and the Queen
stopped in order to inquire what was the
matter with him. "Oh, madam," said
the veteran, who evidently did not know
who the lady was, " 1 am in the deepest
distress. I hard but one eltihi --a daughter
-- 2 n young girl ; who untl/ recently was
employed as a chambermaid at the Royal
Palace in Potsdam. She received good .
wages ; but . the other day one of the girls
who had hated her for some reason or
oilier, charged her with having stoles
some artiMs of value, and; although my
dear girl Strenuously protested her inno
cence, she was discharged., Now she
cannot find another situation, and so I
a in. dw.ived of nirb - fily-nuppor't, for thy
scanty pension is not sufficient to buy
bread enough for us." I believe I can
help yon my friend;" said the Queen.
The veteran lodked at bed= echmously.
The Queen, however, took down his
name and that of his daughter, and after
giving the old man
,some nmnej , , eontin
ued her walk. The Berlin correspondent
of the Baltic Gazette, witu&Hilates the
above, adds that the Queen, after exam
iningthe rinse of the veteran's daughter;
ordered that a more lucrative position
should be.given to her, and sent' a hand
some present to the veteinn.
Bow easily spiders are made to know
the voice of their masters is familiar, to
all, from •many a sad prisoner's tale.
When the great and brilliant ,Lau zun
was held in captivity, his only joy; and
comfort was a friendly spider. She Line
at his call ; she took food' from his '
ger:s, and _well understood his 4•ord of
command, In vain did gaolers and soli
Biers try to ileC,SiVi3 his tiny companion.
She Woald not obey their voices, and re
jected the tempting bait from their hank!.
Suit was. with the f1,1011(1, of the patriot,_
- Quartremer'e Jonquille, who paid with
captivity for too artlent love of his coun
try. Ile also bad tamed spith rs, and tatight
Ahem i.o.comb at has call. But the little
creatures Were p9t only useful to him,
but to the nation Which he • belonged:
IP,or when the French invaded•Holltuid,-
iholtrisoner. maintged_tmsend_a_messago
that the inundated and mow impassable
country would soon be frozen over, so
that they would be able to march over
the ice bridged swamps and 141Ces . ; for
'spiders, true baktmeters as they are,.luul
taught him to main their queer habits,
the signs of approaching winter. Tho
frist came, and with it the French ;
lttad was talcen,7 and thechicky . propliet
set free. The striders were forkoltSn,
' but the lesson is an interesting one.
Lines from a hymn book which a yoting,
lady uncantionsly loft behind Iln
vain—he does not come; , deadear,.what
shall I do I I cannot listen as I , might,.
unless listens too I 'What 'plagites
these follolVs - are I I'll lot lie!E; fad: aBleqp
at home, or smoking a cidtiiY
There hie few places which. would af
ford 'more minisernetit :to the thinking
foreigner, who prefers to" study Men
ratheit thau . stone, and qualities ratlier .
than persistyles, than the Pails fencing
schools. Here you meet the men,of.fash-;
ion, the men of the boulevards, downy.
lipped aspirants for army commissions,
students from the Latin quarter, but .
above all, ambitious journalists. Access
as a spectator is easily obtained, and you
May go far and hunt a great deal' before
ilndingoan exhibition which lets you so
fair into French characteristics. There
are many fencing schools of ail grader; of
fame, price, and accommodation. There
are little rooms in darlcsome quarters
where you may learn, after a fashion, for
a trifling fee ; and there are spacious,
elegant saloons kept by celebrated mas
ters of the art, where the prices aro rela
tively as high avast those of Victor Hugo
for his novels, or of Gustave Pore for
his illustrations. These saloons aro dec
orated in a fashion approptiate to their
use. They have suits of armor along. the
walls, elaborate collections of rapiers,,
swords and sabres crossed athwart each
other, pictures of tournaments, duets;
and battles. But curious above all, arc
the specimens of humid, mature which
you see there, A fencing saloon is a lit
tle theatre when: there are quite its malty
originals as tu the best-of Sardiiit's com
edies. The maitres d'armes, the awe of
youthful beginners; and the admiration
of the aptcst s of their scholars, betray in
every look and motion their pride and
conceit in their art, and seem to exhibit
a sort of independence and. bluffness
arising from a consciousness that they
can maintain their ground against all.
comers. They are the champion knights
of the modern chivalry, and stride about
their domain with munch t he same hauteur
of physical prowessi which the knights of
old used to show. Still their armour
propre is not tmaimable ; they are bur
ly, gay -good fellows and 16-aye fellows,"
devoted heart and soul to their pp,pils,
and especially proud of those ho have
pinked their man in the . wood of Vin
cennes, They a'relOquacious, and if you'
happen to gu in when half a dozen of the
scholars ate preparing fur their
you will Inv: the maitre. regaling them
with vondin-ful stories, in which, lie is
always the hero; never having, it_ you
will believe him, been hit with rapier or
foil. It, is "odd - to 'a - ateli the conntenanceq
ok the pupils as they parry and thrust
with monsieur-the maitre.
The best masters use the foils without
'buttons after the pupil has reached a cer
tain stage of Troficiency. Then it is that,
• you may judge 'of the t•cal . quality" and ,
"grit" of the man. Pretending it out
of the question when one bas the naked
foil'in his hand. Hypocrisy abandons
of the world dissolve,s before your eyes
into the true man ornaturb, cool or rash,
timid or bold, cunning or - frank, sincere
or subtle. A gentleman well knoWn as
skilled in the art, relates that one day he
fenced with what hea•cgarded as good
results to himself. Ile tells its that he
had a bout with a very extensive agent
bf wines and liquori;, 50111 previous to
the sport, haul offered to furnish him
with some excellent. wine, which our
academician had nearly accepted. The
fencing _over, the narrator went to the
maitre, and said to him, " I will buy no
Champagne of this gentleman." "Why?"
"Ills wine must be adulterated ; he de
nies that he was struck 1?' He applies the
Principle to prospective sons in law.
'' When a pretender to your daughter's
'hand presents himself, don't waste your
time informing yourseff of him, infor
mation of this sort being often unrelia
ble; say simply to your finny() son ill
law, Will you have a bout ir'Atythe end
of a quarter of_ an Lour you till know
more of his character than after six
weeks of investigation." The art of
fencing, as it is in France, has its antag
onistic schools, as Well as the arts of
painting and tellers. Those ,who prac
tice the art as it was practiced half a
century ago are called the. " old school ;"
thesi who follow the system of the "re
formers" of.fencing. Iteussel and hoses,
pride themselves on being the "new
school." The 11(111dt-cis of the art imag
ine that, they see in it a 'rival or s ieform
analogOus to that' which took place at
about the stone period in MUSIC, paint
ing, and literature. What Rossini and
3lleyerbeer wefe ill opera, lingo and St.
Bettye in letters, and Pe la ;Roche and
his emit emporariessin painting, Roussel
mid liozes were in fencing—founders of
a new eta. Fencing has had, says a
French writer, `its romanticism and its
contests-of schools." The " old salami"
of fencing 'was in harmOny - with the old
manners, the old , order of.society and
regime. Elegance ;jaitl grace ..were its re
quirements and characteristics. It was
an ornamental and polite art. Did your
life hung in the balance— youmust not
be awkWard; •
TO be " pinked" tvas a slight ollensO
compared 'to 'falling out of the Him' of
harm(_ y. A blunder was literally worse
than death. The very language of the
old fencing schools hinted their ideal to
be classical and. " academie." When
one went to take lessons, lio.wont to the
"academy." A fencer could not former
ly run in' attacking, nor drawback the
.hand in thrusting, nor stpop, nor bond
over, nor engage body with body, nor
" take. a stroke in rest." That is in the
tinie - 61tho " school," it was in verity,
an art, having as its object, the harmo
nious and elegant. JIM "new schoOl" is
al science, aiming rtither to produce a
practical effect than an arsistie one. To
bit , its great purpose. The moans
Were all in all the - old ; they:ire insig
nificant in the Mew. Tito now proposes
a real combat rather than a gentlemanly
.exhibition and even uncouthness is not:
tabooed. IL permits lying down, put ,,
ting the head behind - the Itie,o,,thump r
ing or poundingwith the .swOrd, taking
aim at the belly, giving streies beneath
it reduces the whole art to ono solo quail.
ity--quickness. The " old school" is -
still professed by many distinguished
amateurs of TopcMg; find still holds, its
own as tho most aristocratic and gen
tlenutuly" Method: 'The !' new school"'
is resorted :to by "yOung . Frauce;" and,
by the jotpuilistic„duelisty.whd. usually
either 'means, or .would have 'it ap,
pear that he7means serious business.
tweed the' twO:Schoels is a third, which
aims at a compromise, and at uniting the
excellence of bath/ Of , this school;, who
. •
Most ronovinect of living French: fenoing
li - tasters, Bertrand, was the inventor.. Ho
introduced a system of fencing- at .onee
regular and rapid; elegant and effective.
—/Tarper'd .flrgekly. • . •
T_ hero aio men and women still 'Ming
in Pennsylvania. who remember the times
when their fathers went sixty miles to
mill, with two bushels of corn, on a led
horse, through an unbroken wilderness,
'determining their course by
,the sun, Or
by blazed trees. To those who rentem
ber pioneertimOS the, progress of UM last
thirty years is an eter increasing miracle.
Between that time and this the yeara are
comparatively notnunrytyet the gulf . of.
separation is so beoad, in one 'Sense, that
but for the splendid trlumplis of scienco
and art which arch it over,, the. mind
would with difficulty comprehend 'it. We
had almost prqsentod the contrast as a
fresh andlstriking-illustration of the an
cient saying : TIME is short, Aril.— is
Considered with, regard to . commerce
alone, railroad enterprise has ; achieved
wonders for Pennsylvania. But thecom
mercial aspects, though everywhere and
'by everybody first and chiefly considered,
is not the indst striking in which the sub:
ject may be • viewed. The will
never know how much, of culture and
Moral progress is due to railroad enter
prise ; for the annals of the times when,
railroads were unknown, are-like those
of the' poor, "short and simple." But
we may fialculate the burden of this debt
appropriately. We know that the spread.
of civilization was slow, and painful, in-
I land, prior to the age of, steam. The
natural obstacles to material progress
disappeared slowly. Now and then a
bold adventurer packed up his household
g )(ids, took his family, and bade adieu to
civilization. With his axe he hewed Out
his farm in the forest. Ile could raige
enough of grain and root crops to feed
Ids family, and by exchange clothed
them in the plainest and not most com
fortable manner. But all this time
where were culture and moral advance.
Contact with untamed nature did more
for nature than it did for the pioneer.
The struggle 'with poverty narrowed and
belittled him. He became selfish and
cynical. The routes leading to civilized
society were devious bridle paths, blocked
by rocks and crossed by almost, impali
slide streams. Thus, for , years ; and
when thc'"ulearing" became Tart and
parcel of a "settlement;" .and a.. school
was ,established; the necessities of, the
family only permitted, possibly,. six
weeks out of the fifty-two, to be devoted
to the pursuit of knowledge;, - 'There are
many persons living who owe more to
the pine knot lire iu the old fashioned
kitchen, than to the brief Opportunity
afforded them for book knowledge in the
og,-school - tiouses-of-tiftyle4*ag .
But these hardships alikLuivations
endured to the. threshold of .tbe 'age of
steam. -And nolv,,,only qirly 'years re
moved from the i 4 arliest considerable tri
umph of art over nature, stories of pio
neer life sound like fiction. The bonds
which fettered entorprise were consumed
like flax by flame as the locomotive sped
from the seaboard' westward through the
wilds of our great State. Thousands
of hard handed Pione - ers.,to whom so
much is owed—saw the development of
this grand system of inland communica
tion without comprehending its 'results.
They had literally cut their way into the
wilderness, isuftbred every imaginable pri
vation, and glad if, at
,the end of each
year, the narrow system of neighborlind
exchange.left them even. To these men,
heroes id their way, the locomotive was
a miracle. - It excited their wonder and
it H laid the world at their feet. They
had heard of cities and great markets,
where the products of labor commanded
niumnerative prices in - cash ; and from.
those markets the railway, like iron
arms, stretched out and dropped the de
mand of trade at every farmer's and me
chanic's door along its course.
Thus the"age of steam became the age
of old to the farmer and mechanic ; but
more than that—it bee:fine the ago of
leisure. IL gave tei - Ake working man'
'time to think; time to educate his chil
dren, and through all this, moral growth.
'l'lie railway has created great markets
in regions where, thirty years ago, it was
not thon;lit that man could live. And
to-day, this great Commonwealth, so
rich in resources, owes not less than
ninety one hundredths of its facilities for
-religions and secular education, and. the
general intelligence of its people and its.
railways. To the remote settlements
they have given markets; and in advan
tagcsfor mental and nuiral growth, the
increase is manifold. So lit:canlty is it
true that the locomotive is the unkeason
ing apostle of growth; in the highest
sense of the wend. Its very existence is
elteptent protest against rism.—
I believe in novels. think that, if
they are good they are useful. I believe,
that they are„ no more' to 'be- disallowed,
than_ any other part of literature., They
can bemiade to serve the very best ends .
of economy, - at: virtue and 'morality, to
say nothing of religion ; but a man who
foists on nothing 'buttliese—how miseraL
he is ! These are,the whips and syl-f
labubs of life. They not, not . the bread'
nor the meat. They are the confections
of life. But ought a man to sit down
and eat sugar plums for his dinner, pul
-nothing but'sugar - plums ?—Beecher.
A correspondent naysfinit ho has beeb
itudying the book.- "How to Make tho
Farm Pay," and got his farm so,
rich that when ho,plantod his cucumber
seed the plants dtime up before ho could
got away, followed him atjuirspbed to.
tho fence and growing ffistOr than ho
could run, ho bocamo entangled' ih the
vines, and a largii' Cucumber ripened hi his
locket before lie conld, cut himself loose.
We have groat confidenco in the teach
ing of the book, but think the above
statement a HMO doubtful. ' -
. , .
A younry lady • contemplating- matyl
inony;iyns ono morning handed a Testa
nient fatlor, witli the leaf turned
down tollio following iniNsage
"Ile: who givoth loaning° dotli
well; blithe, who 'OVA not in mnrringo
(both bettpr." - : ' '•
She immediately returned it With tho
following reply 'written undernoittlr
Dear father, tam contoot to do well-;
let those abettor who can,"
- 01d — Jolm — Bulkley — (grandson — of — ille
once famous Progident Chauncey,) was a
minitT of the Gospel, and one of the
best, educated men of his day, in the
wooden nutmeg State, when the immor
tal (ought to be) Jonathan Trumbull was
"round," and in his youth.
kr. Bulkley was the first settled.min
ister in the town of his adoption, Col,
piaster, Connecticut. It was with him,
as afterwards with good old Brother
Jonathan (Governor Trumbull; the basom
friend of General Washington), good to
confer on almost any matter, scientific,
political, or religious—any subject in
Short, wherein common sense and general
good to all concerned was the issue. As
a philosophical reasoner, caenist and good
corinsollor, he was looked to, and abided
It so fell out that a congregation: in
Mr. Bulkley's vicinity got to loggerheads,
: and were upon the. apex of raising l‘the
evil* one" instead of a spire to their
church, as they proposed, and split upon.
The very Dearest they cbuld come to a
mutual cessation ofhostilities, was to
appoint a committee of 'three to wait on
Mr. Bulkley, state their caSei and got him
7 to adjudicate. .They waited ork 't.lo old
gentleman, and he listened with great
attention to their conflicting grievances.
"It appearii to nib," said the old gen
tleman, "that this is a very simple case
trifling thing to cause "so much yea
ation:" . . •
" Se I say," say's one of' the committee.
"I don't call it a trifling case, Mr.
Bulkley," said another.
" NO case at all," respondeslthe
"It ain't, ?" fiercelY answered the
first speaker,
"No, it ain't, sir!" quite as savagely
replied the third.
"It is anything but a trifling case,
anyhow,", echoed number- two, "to ex
pect to raise a minister's salary and that
new steeple, too, out of our small con
" There is no danger of raising much
out of you, anyhow, Mr. Johnsofi," spite
fully returned number one."
Gentleman, if you please"
inly interposed the sage. .
" I slid not come here, Mr. Bulkley, to
quarrel," said one
Who started ?" sarcastically au
swered Mr. Johnson.
" Not 'mei anyhow,
' nrimber three re-
"You don't say I (lid, do you ?" says
number one
P - 6 . entlemeh . - - gentle,men !"
"Yes, 7lr. Bulkley," says Johnson,
"and Dldre's old Winkles, too ; and here's
Deacon Potter, als6."
" lam here," stiffly replies the deacon,
"fold I am sorry the Rev. Mr. pulkley
tionds_me In such company, sir
"Now, gentleman, brothers, if you
please," said
" so I say,'" murmured • Mr. WinkleS
"As far as you are concerned, it is
ridic.dous," said the deacon.
This brought Mr. Winkles up, stand-
BTificley, "this gica
"Sir," he shouted, "sir !"
"Bilt, - ,'my dear sirs"
said the philosopher. .
" Sir !" continued Winkles, " sir ! I'm
too old a man, too good n Christian, Mr.
Bulkicy, to allow a man, a mean despi
cable toad, like Deacon Potter"—
. Do, you -call me—me a despicable
toad r„ menacingly replied the deacon.
"Brethreti,P said Mr. 'lunacy,. " if I
am to Counsel in your difference, I must
have no more of this unchristiaidike
" I do not wish to bicker," said John-
"Nor I don't want to, sir," said' the
deacon, "but when a man c2lbl me a toad
--a mean, despicable toad"—
" Well, well, never mind," said Mr.
Bullcley ; " you are all too much excited
now gi; home again,•and wait patiently ;
on :.'unday evening mkt, I will have pre
pared,and sent to you a written opinion
of-your case, with a full and free avowal
of most wholesome advice for preserving
you church froM desolation, and your
self from despair. And the committee
left to await the issue.
Now, it chanced that Mr. Bulkley had
a small frm, some distance from. Um,
town of Colchester, and forind,it neees.!
sary the same day lie wrote the opinion
and advice to the brethren of the disaf
fected church, to drop a line to his farm
er regarding the fixtures of said estate,
Having written it long and of course, dab
oratft "essay" to his brethren, he wound'
up the day's literary exertions with a c
despatch to the farmer, and after a ret'';*
er,e to himself, he directs the two docu-
Melds, and the ,next moment deskateints
them—but, by ft misdirection, sends each
to its wrong destination.
&ittirday evening a hill , and anx:
ions, Synod of the belligerent churchmen
took place in their tabernacle, and puce: promised, came a despatch
from the Plato, of the time gild place:::
Rev. John Bulkley.
411 was quiOt and respectful attention,
iiiodetiator: tot,* up the document
and broke. the seal open, and—a• pause
ensued, while dubiOnsaniazoment seemed
to spread over the features of the worthy
President of the meeting.'
BOther Temple, how is
what does 31"..Bulltley say?". and. an:
other• pause followed.'
' Will the Moderator please proceed ?'l
said'another -
The Moderator placed the paper on
the table, took of his spectacles, wiped
the glasses, Bien his lips—replaced his
specs upon his nose, and with a very
broad grin, said': .•
"Brethren, this appears to nie to ho a
very, singular . letter, to ,say the least 9f
it I" , •
" Noll, . read it—read. it," Cesponded
the.wondering hearers. .
• " Twill," The 'Moderator began.
" :You Will see the repair-of the fenc - es,
that they be built up high, and strong,
and you take
.specialeare of the old
black bull I" ' ,
There was a, gondol pause ; silent
myStery. overspread' the -counnunity ;
the Moderator dropped the 'paper to:a
"rest," nud gazed over..the top ; of his
glasses for seiteral minutes, nobody say
ing a word.
' 4l Repair• the feueetki" unuttered the
Moderato') at length. , ,;.
• •.", , f Build thoiu strong. Ned big,h 1" echoed
DeAconTotter.. .1 , . .
Take • iproial ore: of, the , old
:13u11:1""growled boy thopoofrin g . :
, .
Therranother pause ensued, and each
-man-eyed-his neighbor-in-mute-Mystery- 1 .
and venerable man now arose
from his seat ; clearing - his voice with - a
hem, he spoke :
" Brethren, you seem lost in the brief
and eloquent wails of your learned ad.
visor. To me, nothing could be inch's+
appropriate to our case. It is just Such
a profound and applicable reply to us as
We should have hoped and looked for
froth the 'learned and good man, John
13ulkly:' The direotiou to repair the
fences is to take heed in the admission
and government of. our members ; VO3
must guard the church by our Maker's
laws, and keep out stray and vicious 'eat=
tlo from the fold 1 And, above all things,
set a trustworthy and vigilant watch
over that old black bull, who-is the devil,
and Wile has already broken into our en
closure and sought to desolate and
waste the grounds of our church 1"
The effect of this interpretation Was
electriCal. All saw. and took the force
of Mr. Bulkley's ' cogent advice, and
unanimously resolved to be 'governed by
it; hence the old black bull was pnt hops
combat, and the church preserved in
the union.
The effect,produceit on the farmer by
the communication intended for the
cluirch, history does not record.
• Many of our re
rich English lady,
with her eccentric
giNi to many pub
may not know that her, eccentricities
have Some traces of gypsy blood, and
may, perhaps, show her connection with
a gypsy stock.
Jim mother, ,when a little girl, was
caught by a gypsy hand, on the outskirts
or an English town, and adopted as one
of the strolling company. For a time,.
she entered with great zest into this new
life, and enjoyed its wildness of freedom
and roving habits. She rdadili'assimi
lated with the tribe, and might have
passed for one of their children.
Bait a new fancy attracted the versatile
girl. A band of strolling -players capti
vated her imagination, and she deserted_
her gypsy friencis, drawn by this new
magnetism. SO soon eclipsed all her
rhstie associates on the stage, and was
called. to London, ‘Vhereiter genius found
.wider raise on the boards of old Drury.
Here she won the admiration, . and
finally ... the hand of the wealthy banker,
ThemasCoutts, and after some years,
was left a widow with the snug income
of seventy thousand pou - nds 4-year. ---
The romance of liercareer-was not yet
ended, for her beauty,-or perhaps her
w , ulth attracted the young Duke of
Albans,, and the strolling gypsy girl
ended her as wife of an English
It 1;5 nut surprising, that the daughter
of a womanTedililig — gwelra - strange - amt
iersatite life Should inherit - eccenteteri:
ties both of temper and character. Some
of her curious whims, which have startled .
the' steady going people who stand in
fear of Mrs. Grundy, may have been
Loris of the gypsy habits ingiaiGbd into
the mother during her wandering
"Site has no mother." What a vol
'time of sorrowful truth is comprised in
that single - utterance, "no mother
Wn must go down the hard, rough 4 ath
of life and become injured to care and
sorrow in th - eir sternest forms before we
can take home to our own experience
the dread reality no mother without a
struggle and a tear. But when it is said
of a frail young girl, just passing .from
childhood toward the life of a woman,'
how sad is the story summed up in that
short, sentence Who shall nosy check
the wayward fancies? Who shall now bear
with the errors amid failings of the moth
erless daughter ? Let not the cup of
sorrow be overflowed, by the harshness
of your bearing, or yoUr sympalbizing,
coolness. Is she heedless of your doings?
Is she - forgetful of her duty ? Is she
careless of her Movements ? Remember,
oh remember, she has no mother.
And the poor boy, too, with' none to
care for him or to administerto his 'com
fort. You see him spor.ive unit his
companions, perhaps inde,„May be at
times wicked. lie has no motheeto wain
Aud ehid him, no mother to shed her soft
ening influence over him. And When he
goes to bed strange fears creep over him,
and a desolation of spirit that no tongue
can express. Ile is turned out into the
( world to battle his Minim: alone, and
when pain and N% ea rimless press upon
him, nit words of pitying sympathy tall
on his ears no- soft hand' Autlies and
supports him. Remember, oh, rement
ber, helutii'no mothet.
Of ;LII liainful things, can there be inty : °
so c xcrutiatingly painful as a hone felon? :
We know of none that-flesh is heir to,
and, as this inelady kttontite frequent and .
the subject of much earnest considera-.
tion, we give the latest recipe for its
cute, which is given by that MO att=
thority, the London "'As aeon
as the pulsation, Which indicates the dis
ease, is felt Amt directly over the spot a
fly blister about 'the size of . youi thumb
nail; and let, It remain for six hours, at
the expiration of which time, directly
under the surface of, the blister, may ho
seen, the felon, which can be instanly
taker out With the fioint of a needJoiot
a lancet."
IPI. Pennsylvouia, pachelor" thus gets
after a 10(4
. Womatil "I impeach her
hi the, name of the; great whale of the
ocean, whose Mines are torn asunder to
enable her to keep_ strafoht. I impeach'
her in the mime of the peacoOk, whose
strut without his permission she luM
'fi,tcalthfully and withouthonor assumed.
I impeach MO hi the name of the lionjo,
whose tail she has perverted from its use
tb.the making of wavy treSsos to decorate
the, back of her head, and 'bock. I int
peach .her in the name of i the inutgareri
whose beautiful figure she - , iu takieg
upon 110eokf the Grecian bend, has
brought into ill favor aud, disiepute."',
".Whet malcos you. 'look ND ghuii,
Tont?". .
".0,, I ltstd to onduro a gad-41811.0 my
feelings." , * .
".IVliat;'on oar9cwali'
!.',Why t I lilulitojio. on Katy
bCnitipt w,lol.6,llor,plafr . ws,loqkl!ig on." !
• I
,Rovehir.xwits'rmo ,oxoMipd from.
giilloty.of tlio'S'onitto oh count of color.
Front Donn 'curious article
'-i`..Ahout Hogs," in Mppincoet's
zinc' for April we take- the foltbwing
Original hog st'o'ry : I once witnessed a
. liglLt. - Detween a pony and- a boar, in
which both sides exhibited a good 'deal
of that natural art of war to which Mr.
Corwin referred as blessing the many
militia colonels of Congress. I had rid
lien home one afternodh upon my little
sturdy Tongh Dick, and, turning him
loose in the stable-lot, poured upon the
ground mquantit,S , of corn to serve-him
as dinner. Upon this, a huge boat,
pearly as farge and quite as heavy as the
pony, trotted up, unbidden, to take part
in the repitst. Tough Dick ; not liking
the company nor the loss of his provender,
bit the hog, who in return threw up his
tusk, catching the pony's nostril 'upon
the sharp point, and inflicting an ugly.
little wOlind. Quick as thought almost,
the - pony wheeled and planted` bit tiVo
ironed heels upon the boar's skle. The
blow somided_like. that of a flail, rolling
the hog over. Nothing daunted; ho re
gained his legs and again made at the
little horst The - plucky Creafttie was
eady for him, and sent the hog rolling.
Tbis'second charge seemed to give the
boar a realizing sense of the ineqality of
such a contest. Regaining his feet again,
he trotted some paces away and - Sfood eon
templating his foe from under his - long
ears, griinting and snapping his jaws M
wrath and disgust. Tough Dick, with his
ears drawn back, eyed his antagonist as.i f
expecting a renewal of the conflict. After
same seconds the boar began walking in a
circle about the pony. lie, kept bey - ond'
- the reach of his heels, and would'at times
walk and at times trot ; and allthe while
Tough Dick kept his eye on and his
heels toward the foe. This continued
for some time, and might Intro ended is
in 'the hog's retreat, but the pony was
hungryand aggi avated at the interruption
of his meal. In an unhappy moment he
attempted to take a mouthful of corn.
The boar, seizing the advantage, rushed
in. Escaping line heels, he charged iu
the belly of the pony, and would
have inflicted an ugly -wound with his
tusks, but the force of his , attack carried
him beyond the point of danger and be
fore he could escape the wicked pony had .
him by. the car precisely as a dog would
hays- caught him. The boar squealed
dismally, and began turning so as to
bring his tusks under the threat or jaw
of the - enefily. Slowly but steadily lie
swung alltund, sutTering intense torture
in the twisting -- giVen his unli - appy ear; •
Finding the boarlikely to gain his point,
the pony suddenly releaged the car. The
two had been pulling with their entire
weight -against each other, and the un
expected release staggered the hog, and
e'rC he could recover a well directed kick
rolled him over. I thought- him killed ;
lifit - lio sTo IY ceco`vcred; anil i4sing o
7 - 1 S staggered_away, _pausing_at_
times to shake his ugly head, as if wou•
doting holy it all came about. •
]card of the
:dett Coutts,
d her noble
s. But they
GLOWINCi PEN rtrrimr. 01 , A S. 1)I.E
Madame E. C. L: Parqua, who lec
tured last night at the Temple, was .bent
on the Isfluid of Ilayti. Her father was
Cat iblndian of Ilayti, and her mother
engross of Madagascar." She therefore
unites in herself the blood of two races
. of two hemispheres. Iler father
was a sea captain and commanded a ves
sel in the African trade. Ile saw a
comely young regress at Madagitscar,
and, becoming mitten with her charms,
took her home with hint and made het'.
his Wife. A few days after giving birth
to her first child she dial. Mrs. l'lirqua's
father was killed in one of the revolu
tions of the country, and the lecturer is
the last of her family .
!'r(put is apparently-about t wenly
five years of a ;; e, a- widow, and about
the size of Miss Anna Dickinson. Sho
somewhat resembles 111b,?' Dickinson iu .
the earliest vehemence a her macner,
but the black sister, Juts a more musical
voice than the whitY hue, and is }mayor a
natural orator. In complexion,-she re
sznibles a "Cuba Si :"—a dark' olive,
clouded in sPots. She has a wealth of
vory black and glossy hair (not wools
which curls like the tendrils of a vine,
and ‘ hangs over the back brain in a tan
gled yet graceful mass, forming it huge
natural waterfall. The high check bones
and straight iikise proclaim the ca r jb
blood, while the large moptl`Cand promi.
neat teeth are derived from Africa.
The lady was arrayed hi a fashionable .
' robe of chanageable Silk of orange and
green, which well suited her complexion:
The sleeves came mlittle below the el
• .403 v, 'and, being . wide' at the hint oni, al
lowed the frilled midersleevc to be seen.
She wore a very largd lacu collar, fas
tened at the front with a yellow bow,
and her waist IVas enedided
ribbon. Ikr feet were eneaked iii thick
soled loather shoes, and her dress trailed
behind, after the ;3tyle of Miss 'Annt;
Dickinson, MAMA so still. A. chemise"
with homy frills at the bottom and a
petticoA of red flannel were occasionally_
Like Miss Dickinson, she spoke
without notes, and used no. desk or tit'
table. She wore white kid gloves, and•
spoke with it foreign accent on some
words. Her enunciation was & clear_ and_
distinct, and times she become finite .
eloquent 'ilium speaking of the wrongs
Of the black race:
The audience waS'quite meagre, there
Ueing less thin' sihundred porsonslu the
hall, and these were principally Colorcti t
with a small sprinkling of white.ladios,.
_and_three_oc Son r_whit
IYankee oue.daY asked his ,lawyer
heiress might 1, carried oil: ,
" ken cannot 00 it With safety,?' said.
the counsellor, ." but UCH you what you .
may de; lot her mount a_horse and -hold
a bridle nn>i wliip ; ilo you t
, then mount.
behind hoi.; and you are safe, Tpr she
runs itivay with -srfsp.,"
The next day the lawyer "found that
it was hid own-daughter who: -run -away
with his client.
. . ..
' Touching :Ind irteribaible was that ht.
tljoittron Or Um ' Satitie maiden to' lair
•ittrti!l : ", Come
, over' and see hie' ye
)inve a now lamp at ',our hetnie,' Unit..We
. oan„ turn' dnWn, diiiii" l daWn, Until 'there
isn't seni:etly : a,bit 61 : 110t . in the fooni.!'
A Cincinnati reporter thus delivers
g 2.0 0 a yekr.
It is easy snuff in raise the' devil, but
he's a bad croirtb reap.
The man who (cant git ahead without
pulling otliers back is a verylimited cuss.
The principal difference between a lux-
Cry and necessary:is' the price.
Whenever the soul is in grief it is
taking root. .
"Give the devil his due," but be care
ful that there ain't much due him.
, After a man has ridden fast oust he
never wants to go 'slow again.
strains a mini's philosophy the worst
hind to laugh when be gits beat.
All of us complain of the -shortness of
'life, yet we awl waste inore time than
we use.
Don't mistake arrogance for wisdom ;
many . - people have thoifght they wero
wise when they were only windy.
It won't do to stir up 'a man When he
is thinking any more than it will a pan
of milk when the cream is rising.
Those families Utho arc really fustclass
never are afraid that they shall giWieated
out of their respectability; while the cod.
fish families arc always nervous lest they
The man who lint together seven joints
of stove pipo without swearing,_ turns
out to be a graduate of a deaf and.dumb
. "Don't trouble yourselfto Stretch yenr
mouth any wider," said a dentist to his
patient ; "I': intend to stand outside to
draw_your tooth."• • -
The chaplain of the lowa State. prison
was asked by a friend bow his parish
ioners Were. "All under conviction,"
was the reply.
A little boy in Denver being told liy
his mother that God would noLforgive
him if he did something, TOSwored.
"Yeshe would, too—God likes to for
give little boy S—that's what he's for.
Rufus thus addressed his bottle :
" Tis very strange and I
Together cannot pull, -
Per you are full when I ails ilry,
And dry when lam full.
"Tickets, mfr.?" said a railroad con
duetor, passing through one of tho
trains the other-day, to a passenger.
"My flico is my ticket," said the other'
alittle vexed. "Indeed,!" said conduc
tor rolling back his wristband and dis
playing a most powerful bunch of fives,
"yell, my orders are to punch all,tiek
ets passing over this road."
The Louisyille__CQurier says : `!Whou
you come to look at it properly, there is
nothing strange in the fact that no
zen of-Chicago has ever been converted
to Mot:Monism A man who can't live
with one wife six weeks at a time natur
stands aghast at the thought of at
tempting to live with fifteen or. twenty."
to-most eleg-ant dress ever !teen in
- 21=tic 7 ,1 was worn at a late disreputable
ball y in. metropolis. Twelve huamarod
yards of delicate white illusion; forty
yards of the costliest gold cord,.ihirty
eight yards of salmon colored satin, fif
teen yards of white satin, and sight
yards of thread lace, were used in Mak
log the beautiful pattern dress. It watt
made by an American modbite, after de
siTiis by the wearer." '
The St. Paul and Mississippi ice com
panies have been harvesting all the ice
they could during the winter. The first
company has cut over'l4,ooo tons and the
second 0,000. This amount-20,000 lens
—is designed for Shipment south, the
companies calculating that they will be
able to procure an additional quantity,
-that will more•than suffice for home con
sumption, before the breaking up of the
Dr. Chalmers be:u says : " The
little that have o'seen in the world, and
knew or the,liiktory of mankind, teaches
me to look upon their errors in sorrow,.
not in :Luger. When •1 take the history
or one poor heart that has sinned atVd
sulfured, i lepresent to myself the strug::.
gle and temptation it has passed thrOugW
—t lie tear's of regret; feebleness of pm ,
piise rthe sl , orn of that has
little charity ; the desolation of the
soul's sanctum y, and threatening voices
within ; health gone ; ha ppiness:gone—l
would fain leave the erring soul of my
fellow man will Him front whose hands
it came. — •
. When Spencer had finished iris famous
intent of the ' Fab Queen," ho carried
it to P.e Earl of Southampton, the great
DatrOn of the poets a that day! 'rho
biammript .being sent up td the, Earl,
he read a few pages. and then ordered
his servant to give the reader twenty
pounds. Reading on, ho cried in rap:
ture, "Carry the. man another twenty
potinds." Proceeding farther,. he ex
claimed, -t? Give' him twenty
more." But at length he lost all pa
tience, and said, "Go turn that fellow
Out of the house, (*twirl read farther I
shall be ruined."
A Parisian c`ountess' lately lost tno
valuable diamonds-from- liar• _necklace.
They were found in the street by a gamin,
who traded them to one of his follows
for a pocket knife ; the second- boy pliyed
aL marbles , with thin, lost oino in a gut
ter, and goVelM:other to a servant who
showed it to her mistress; a jeweler's
wife, wharecogniOd it as-belonging, to
th Countess, Wh6 was:one of her has
band'S customer:. Afterwards the other
diamond was discovered thweonduc
tor loading to the sowoi•, the is6y indica!:
ting the split whore he had lost it. All
of us not fticky.
Etiquette is the art or behaving your.'
self. • Manners not only 'make the ,man;
but the woman; too, what•they ought
to be—ladies and gentlemen, whether
they rolidthrough life in their- carriages,
or trddgo along the int‘renient in thef'
lowly Blucher. True gentility he the
oriso.of a due regard for, the' fooling of
your neighbors, and etiquette,-is the' es=
sone° of gentility. Yon cannot wall the •
'bla'clurinOor white, nor, 'could all the •
teachings of Lord Chest° Convort;
his boor Of a son into:a polished gentle
man. Y'ot must • have the Materiel to
work upon; so to" all "who, go_ in for
`d'spealdng• their mind,!' • and setting up .
Itheir,baciii against the conventionnlitima
of ivelliiehaved sciciety„, we 'havO u
Word to Say. Our 'present preceptj'are •
Intended for those who Will reeler%) them. •
iii the spirit in which they are Offered,'
And will lay our geldon wordii
and commit the many prieolossimarls ok i
Worldly ,Wisdom to memory, ' • • • •