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IttE ' . - W. E VAL Y - OBS III.L'iNE R
THE PAUPER LIEUTENANT.
di.t not like to see him there He was too
you! g and handsome a man His phrenological
deselopinent. were decided!). good He had a
cuplezion, blue eyes, light 'curly hair ;
but Lick of decision characterized his conntc
090(T—want firiuDelit, was apparent inlia man
)UU4I4 promising to appearaut, —1
r ui y cannot underutuud was my rept)
• Nor cuuid any ou.• uut acquainted with his
...•ory," wa. the rcpt . ) , -hut let us rut.utne our
...IL By and by oome cL.. way ,he will enter
at. ...onversatimi with you ; he is not backward
sto.ut it JOU . C know oh.' to makesthe man ,
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1. will va i hoi ufr in the %orki Louse
\Ve wandered aloug from one room to the
other The , ,tattlitilitaseitt, was perfect ; touttt td
at,. l,,uP r 4 wt r•• otd ; wau y them
looked 4h31111• laced no Iwittg noticed Poor obl
tnt n • I suppotte they had tot children to c 4,
t' •r them
In u. t -thee. way lb wndei ut a "14p
.4, 3 ,p.t11.1!.1 t hug ki U/kAhel%•l
here wa• no taut iu lit r The plus wete beau
tifulry toned Otheeri4 i.n r tiu•rter
h.ck, het rigging, Every c..tl ot rie.
e% t %Nam ilqUl,ltt. to (411.6
atid I r The hate were becupd, the
Att• WK . . a regal nbjeet - •
iti -.• *UM a painting representing
the distant port
My natural question was, "W Go did that.'
"The poor fellow t• dead," was the reply ---
"lle was a genius and a sAolar The noblest
looking man, sir, that you ever laid eyes tio
You have seen that title •roue mansion on Sedg
wi c k :wet Well, sir, he built that house ten
years ago, and paid thirty thr.usand dollars for
it, and yet, five year after, he was iti the poor
"What did it, sir "'
"That was the brief reply Expressive, was at
"Ye., sir, rum The last time he went out
(his eyes wen• very much inflamed,) the doctor
of the institu:iiiti handed him a dollar, saying,
'Bob, if you drink any more, you will :lose your
"Then farewell the eyes !"
-Horrible, wasn't it ? In a month's time
they were digging his grave. It was in the Cot ,
nor of the churchyard. Nobody followed tfie
miserable body. It laid in a pine coffin, arid We
only said, as we beard of it—'Poor old Bob
That's all all the epitaph a drunkard gets, sir !"
Fifteen minutes after I was hunting up the
personage who bad interested me so much I
found him in the garden, hoeing potatoes.
We talked together on agriculture. Hie fine
language astonished me. I felt that he bad an
intimate acquaintance with books, with men,
We walked along, be showing me the pro
duets of the soil. Presently we came to an
arbor overhung with grapes, and sat down to
"Pardcn me," said I, "if I take the liberty
of asking what brought you here at so youthful
an age His eyes dropped, he raised them again
as be answered—
" Rum 1."
That brief word ! to my !plod it is itesociated
with all the horrors of hell
Presently he continued—
"l have disgraced an honorable name, air ;
am bringing my family to shame, and yet—l
nave not the nerve to be a better man "
I nab indignant at this confession
it and continued—
'•lke not blame me, hir, you have not had my
trial I have fallen from a high place Eight
een months ago I was a lieutenant - in the navy,
"Is it possible '.** I was startled, shoeked.
"Yes, sir, possible; a reality, sir " His lip
quivered a little as he added—"l have a brother
in the pulpit, sir ; s fine preacher, s man loved,
sod respected. How do you suppose be feels?'
I trite a rich brother in New York Tbcy have ;
Loth triad their best in save me
I sae. rilintd in my youth Tbt re tea large
oil .tore (to the corner ?ill and L Omen% You
bavr doubtless 'welt it Before him death, my
fstht r estricl on that business. I went there
revidarly after at wa,. ebbed 14 the day, stealing
film sty 'tome. often frittw my bed, for the per
po,e eurouse with three young felloiro of my
oat. age We told stories, we drank wine tom
gether till midnight, then with the false key I
bad made, I woad steel into any Woe and sleep
ID L 1 BERTEDAY
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Cilia* tau golden ban 'Slue messing
Prom tae roay tinted emit,
Ulu a royal lord proceeding
To a royal marriage reset,
lad tie looked la at oar artalloar,
With • mile that tooted to say
they blow Mee, little ♦da.
I 1..4 art oche year aid to-day?
oqr aqo s poet-mother
- so t•oderly sad mild,
Wove sea sweet tewitchlag taacles
Os the tarth•day of Der child;
rest tbslz esskol, ballet ale,
Aed will *too througb ass
artsig Ads—Atrittig Ad. -
Thou 1.11 o on. ylbm .Al to as.
vb. tM toroth els the LAM 01....
Iba,t ,of Nature towit.
: vreth mats, b:ra. it,dtivr•r,
C „ t.ti,. wrath dad.'
tod we, looktn4 to the future,
Rove narked vat • pte►unt •ej
r.er our prentous little Ada.
ou• tear „id tv
Jo the kit,hert, to the parlor,
There are prattled:words aad sweet,
Artd I. eon, beer-worrew carpet
Feels the Urea of Itttte Lest,
A ukl oar Waren hold a baby,
Very tatr, tad I should say,
Very Itkr the Ilttle Ada
Who Is use trar obit to the
th• birthJa) grit r• .Lugo her,
tol • tiu. dross ur whae
has • docked with bud• • oil
That .h• •lew•th with death!
Though •b• eauuot rompr•heod it,
I would crown her white I may,
Lest no other birthday greet her
Who is one year 0111 to-,lag
Hoe her little hands are Wee
Kith her babies and her tells,
%rah her blocks and with her hones.
Aud her ocean-aining shells
Acid a gold rsng on her anger
Tells of on, who Is sway
no. who thinks of little Ade,
Who,. Nee corouste to-dal
-he 1, .coking from the
..4tir has ventured oul of door
-be is toddling o'er the carpet
Sh• a rolling on th• boor
, tl, our hones a full of IlUbah , a•
And our hearts wry triad and gni,
All because ui lathe A.da
Who a out l eat old to us,'
A TA LEKOF RT'M
off the effect* of my carouse. be that, sir,
when' I was but ten years of age. r you won
der I was a drunkard ? Of these boys, I aloes
am living. One of them shot kismet!, another
wu drowned, drunk, and the third was hung for
murder, only two months ago. The ffrorth you
see is not much better off." he added, with a
"My habits began to be known at last to. my
parents It came near killing the.. Before I
wu eighteen I had been brought home drunk
nearly a score of times. Sir, I fought With my
habit, but it, mastered me. The fiend had me
by the throat.
"Strange to say, onus when I wu in liquor I
performed a daring feat I caught a runaway
bone, and by sheer strength ancouded in ar
resting his mad coune Would that some pow.
er could have held me so I was mutt applaud.
ed formi l heroism But better than all the
praise I eard .were the sweet smiles sport the
white face of the girl I had saved from a horri.
ble death She wu driving alone is the city,
as had been her wont for months. , I claimed the
privilege of driving her home, u she wu most
thoroughly frightened You smile, sir ; but
the exertion, her grateful thanks, my own im
pulse., of gratitude, had sobered me. I
into the vehicle, and in a short time we s i m i t; s o
at her father's door She invited me in. I
thought I would at least describe the accident,
and make some apology for my unexpected api
"I told the story of the narrow *soaps to an
old man whose brows and hair were whitened
with the frosts of eighty winters. ft was the
aged grandfather Childish in his joy, be tot
tered towarka me, and throwing his trembling
arms about my neck, he kissed me on my ebeek.
"Many times I have felt that kiss, sir. I was
unworthy of so pure an ovation from snob a holy
man I felt myself unworthy of that dear angel's
gratitude, as the sweet Annette came in a few
momenta after, still trembling, still pale, and
with her misty blue eyes and gentle lips thanked
me again and again In that house, that day, I
was feasted like a prince There were flimsies
and aunts there visiting for the summer, and
among them I was a lion.
-I was a good looking fellow thee, air, and
just on the eve of entering college.
"Young as I was, if ever man fell in love I
did there and then. Poor child'. so she loved
me—and I clouded her life.
"Well, sir, you wait for my story, I see
After this my calls upon Annette were frequent.
I lost my relish for vulgar dissipation, and pre
ferred her society to that of my former congenial
mates If I drank—and I did—it was secretly,
and I always slept it off. My friends and those
of A.nnette's prophesied a match—you see my
father was wealthy—l had good expectations,
inteciled to study for the law, and was deemed a
'II believe I Worshipped Annette. She was
scarcely more than a child, but aueh a glorious,
gifted creature She was fifteen, I twenty; four
years between us We were engaged in twelve
months from that time, while I was going thro'
Va. a year I had successfully resisted my i t a ld
disease. I called it disease • Ido now
member I did not let th e curs ed: draught alone,
ai I ebould I only kept the appetite in nn
wholesome subjection I applied the knife, but
nit to the right place, and there came disgrace
`dill 1 to
One night the students had s frolic Iwu
the int-cultist reveler They tempted we with
develish pertinacity to drink to rioell3 I did so;
grew .luarreleonte and raised a row Is the we
ice two of the students weir injured, and I made
so tutleh t Joie (1.33' lir were timetivered in our
revel- The blew- thst wore given were putved
urn ui faits ly , I never reweutherod t h at I
g,ase thew l via- enuvietell, espeJltd and put,.
,I,•giu•e ws• overwbeluting I tried to
I. U 111 N • .1 tobeu I I,••sril that Auttette's friends
Lad to,• , me on tto,•tt t A note waw put in my
band• our Oily JULi as I bad determined on tbe
wean 4 to rid myself of existence It read tbu••
DEAR am sorry for you ; Idu
hut btlies e all they say, and surely; a man t• 130 c
to be eat otf-for one false step Come to Aunt
ort he's this afternoon They have forbidden
m. t,, receive you at the house, but I will see you
there , 'Y °UM, as ever,
'to ' -ir, that made my heart leap into my
throat with joy and grief She did not know
that thi4 was far from toy first 'false step '
°De a r angel, she had faith in me and wanted
to comfort me Besides, she was young, impul
sive, loving. At three in the afternoon I weal
to the place she had designated It was a poor,
plain houst•, fur her aunt Martha vas far from
and, as-1 sat in the little parlor, Annette
esuie in and made it all light •
"Her low 'dear Richard !' was the aweetest
music I ever heard. Theo u I caught her to
my bosom, she pressed back my hair with her
loving fingers, and said with a smile that seemed
angelic ' They can't make me think you wicked,
dear Richard, while I look on that face !'
"Her voice inspired ime ; her perfect faith, for
the time, elevated my manhood. I silently
vowed that such a thing would never happen
again—that I would not die, but make myself
worthy of her
"'You do not believe all they say of ate, then?"
" 'No, Dick ;' the beautiful eyes were raised
lovingly to niioe. 'No,Diek, and I wouldn't
believe though they bad nada you appear guilt.
ier than you are. You know, Disk,' she added,
as if to apologise for, to soften the apparent re
proof, 'it is very, very winked to drink at all.'
"'But I did not injure the students,' 1 said,
evasively I distinctly saw Hal Burt and Joe
White strike at them ; I 1111141011 I did we toseb
them. It4s all done through jealousy."
"'I knesr it ; I tolethern so at home,' said
Annette, tiluinphantly. ISeid 1, Dick is smart,
and the foremost of his olass‘ and they hate him
for it. They will injure hit good name if they
can, but sever in my estimatits.'
"'God bless you, my was all I could
say. There were tears in say eyes and promises
in my heart ! 0 I she was so beautiful 1 so good,
that afternoon I can see the dear eyes that I
have made shed many bitter tears, looking up at
me now with that mime soft, loving, pleading,
yet trusting glance. I can see the dear red lips
with my name trembling upon them.
"We parted. I to go to my disized home
to u)eet cold, averted look's; she to sheltered
Ind petted and loved by all who knew bee.
father with incredible exertion, procured me a
situation in the service. It was the wont thing .
ibat could have been done for me, though as
there was soon to be fighting, promotion—if I
lived—was possible, nay, almost certain. But
temptation was oil that vessel, on deck audio her
cabin. I took leave of Annette and went to sea.
Onoe on the ocean, I forgot prudence, love, An.
tiette, all things pure and good, in my devotion
to , the cup. There was wine at the table. A
dabbing young officer who 'took' to ass had sup
plied himself with eitampagne and various ti.
yews. i was always, to &certain Sauna, drunk.
Otir destioatiou west Mexico There for the ex
hibition of drunken uslor, I was appointed /sec
ond lieutenant—berme I had been, third. Ab!
I sit, I tiled a gay life. I din not tellywr eyes
think of my. ezeemes—theyvere terrible. Owe
again I was promoted, mid - emerimeerrabb the
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Si 50 A YEAR, IN ADVANCE.
ERIE, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6,1858,
Then I was lioitised. Annette's friends forgot
my weakasee. The glitter of my epaulette. lits
led their vision. They could not see the drunk.
and is a uniform. I meat to kauette's home se
"One night I milled upon her I had Wen
drinking freely, and was not sensible of my sit.
wake, or I would have shot myself before I had
ventured in her presence She never looked
more beautiful. What I said or did that night
I never knew distinctly. I remember her wild
look of affright--her bands, pushing me franti
cally from her—her springing away and tuy chi
slag ber—har cries of affright—finally h , .r lock
big herself in her room, which I ma li• fruitless
attempts to eater, then my leaving the house
with all the doors open, and then comes a blank.
"The next morning dawned upon me in the
chamber of a friend. As I looked up with ach•
its brain, a noble face bent over me—the face of
owe who had been a fellow collegian, and who
was stodyingthen for the ministry
"I asked feebly where I was
"'Ronne sod I found you prostrate ma ails
street, a few rods from here. You were utterly
helpless. We lifted you against your most leo ,
pronging strugglea; you cursed us with every
breath, bat we Iltally Imagist you hero, sod
hers you have slept till uow. I closed the blinds
.that you might sleep it off'
"lad not salt what he meant by it I roar
ashamed to look at him.
"I hinted at the MUGU of a southern fever but
from under my nearly closed lids I saw some.
thing like a sneer on his lac_
"He sat down by my bedside, sod he plead
with me for as hour. For God's sake he besought
me to break from this minim" habit. He held
up the very flames of hell till shuddered Then
be spoke of Annette, and I knew by the tremor
of his lips, the huskiness of his voice, that be,
too, loved my darling. I had suspected it be
fore, bat now I was certain, and it roused the
wildest feelings of jealousy. Madly I boasted of
her unconquerable attachment; foal that I was!
With a coarse, unskillful hand, I bared his owu
heart to his view till be shrank from me in his
agony Then I arose—forgetting all gratitude
for his great favor in bearing me, senseless, dig
gusting as I was, from the clutches of the police
or watchman; saving me the shame of opening
my eyes in a station.liouze, and having my name
bruited about in the public prints
"I went to the dwelling of Annette 1 w ag
ushered into a side parlor, where she lay upon a
lounge, her cheeks as colorless as the dead, her
large . *yea shining fitfully, and looking as, if
they had never been amid in bleep.
"As I bent over her, she said, softly:
"'Please don't *owes° near to me, Mr. Isliug
ton; I am ill.'
"I started at that as if I hail been .hot 'Mr
"1 repeated my own name, looking at her with
a wonderful glance
"'O6! if I meld believe it was aot you, but
some other,' she said, sighing in a weary way,
and shutting her eyes tightly, though not so A+
to prevent the tears that would ooze through
"'What can you meatir I asked; and my look
of extreme incredulity must have astouished
" '0 Richard, Richard, you don't kui w a ,i„t
you said last oleo,' she cried uonvulii,o,-;),
sweatily 'You don't—you cah't kiwis what
you did. 0, Richard, the very recollection craz
es me. Don't, don't come lacer ate; iotleed, I
can't bear it The recollection—oh! terrible t& r
''For God's Ltuuette, cabal did I ,a ) ,
what did 1 dii? Tell me, that 1 way ark your
pardon 00 my kuee4, aud then I will ieave you
"'O, Richard, Richard, woaued ItH
she caught say baud with 1'111)1'1,1v.. Irnd, ru
drew we toirardp her, laid her held on wy 3rru.
a+ she .aid, in a tutee that haunts wr eer
"'I will tell you • lade, and the', y .11 mu-t
go It will be best for both of u', Richard --fat
both It may break my larart, but tt *ll,l be
broken a" we time, you know Richard, I cac
ti/it say is words what you said to in Now, it
would kilt me to hear them Oh' I never ti:1011013,
this would happen--after all I have said—all I
have felt for you Richard, you revealed ,uine
horrible things to me Oh! were you so wicked
in that foreign country? Did you love and de
ceive that poor Span - bit/ girl' 0, God help you.
poor Richard! Uod help you if you dui."
"1 sat stupefie&--pale with horror She look,
ed once in my face, and shuddered zo4 Ole said,
brokenly—'l could forgive you, all but aim '
"I felt like a condemned criminal For a
while I sat there struggling for voice, and tilt n
I told her that, however wicked I had been, I
had never deceived a woman
"'O, I am so glad!" she slid, mut log from my
arm on the pillow of the lounge 'Bus, Richard,
I cannot forget last night. Don't get down to
me in that way I know now—l knew then
that you were not yourself, and for that reason,
because you will not conquer that fatal habit, we
must part. Don't say another word, my dear;
weak and yielding as I seem, I can be Ono. Re
member that your own hand has thrown the cup
from your lips. I have tried to oelieve' —her
voice grew broken and sobbing—gl have tried Ro
hard to believe that you were everything good
and worthy You don't know how I have idol,
hied you, looking on you as the savior of my life.
That is what I have said so often when they roast
oned with me- 4 Father, he saved the life of your
child. How can I help loving him?' 0, yes,
they all know it; everybody knew bowl I loved
you. I never took pains to conceal it; but now
"I walked that floor in anguish of body and
spirit. Theft I went to her and said:
"Annette, you love that canting George Iler.
rick better than you do me. Don't disemble—
I know it all—know what he thinks of you, the
"I bad lashed myself into a fury tbst was not
to be calmed by her gentle repetition of my name
—her pleading looks.
"'Yes, it mast be so. If you loved me, you
would overlook what happened when 1 was not
myself. Little things like that would not cause
you to dismiss me.'
" things!' she repeated, with a re
proacbful look. 'Richard, if you knew what you
said last night, bow you insulted me, you would
never look me in the face again.'
" 'Farewell, then, forever,' I almost bowled;
and mined_ my bat to go I knew not where.
" jail one word more.'
"If death bad been the penalty, I could not
bate resisted that plaintive appeal
'"She held forth bar arms, pulled me down
igain beside her, and sobbed upon my neck as
if'her heart would burst. Again and again she
essayed to speak, and spin fresh seers and elm=
king sobs followed. I was almost dying with
shame, ant the hot tears pressed to myoburning
eyeballs, blot I bit my lips and kept them back.
Ily *hole frame wasebaken, bat not alone with
bar anguish. There was a seam held up before
ray seals black disgraceful scene.
"'Oily to say, dear Dick,' abs gasped forth
st last, !that, if; live, I shall never, never marry
anybody she; arid if, at any time, I know that
you have thoroughly reformed, oh.! then, if you
will take me, and love me still, I will be yours;
yours through all time, through all eternity.'
"I kissed'her any does, and desperate, mad
dened, hating myself and taming mankind, I
left her, hr w%stF His 'Nasser startled me;
W roles /as 'IMPSIIO mid base.
"To alto° to be a beggar and a pauper, at the
age of twentyiale, through love of rum:"
Another moment and I was alone. A fearful
page in the bulk of a man's history bad been nn•
folded to rue I shuddered aR I left the arbor
He who talke•l with me was nowhere to be seen.
Three years after that I was travelling in a
stage coach, when an accident happened of
somewhat serious nature The coachman was
dragged from hi , . Beat and trampled upon by the
horses, till I udy was in a shocking, condition.
He was carried to the rv.arest house. I was some
what injured, and nut - thinking it advisable to go
on, applied f, et a pretty cottage pointed
out to me Th,. door was opened by the acme
young man who bad told me his dismal story in
the N—poor house At first sight we recog.
sized each otbor. He led me in. .eying joyfully:
"I have c )tiquercd" .
"I forgot my pain in the juy of hearing such
news, and willingly heard what seemed like a
tiontintiation that bad not had a three years' in.,
terval since I had listened befort
"You remember the day we talked together,"
he said "Well, I have a little to say, but it
seems wonderful; too wonderful for me to believe
After ygu bad gone, I went to wurki but ss
struck the earth, a strange, unearthly feeling
name over me I seemed foe the first time to
open my eyes and look about me
"'Good God!' said I, as I thought on my sit
uation, 'Lieutenant Islingtoe—Lieutenint Is
lington a pauper in the old N—workhouse,
hoeingpotstoes? It won't do:'
"Sir, I threw my hoe as tar a, 1 could hurl it
with this right arm, turned straight about, walk
ed out of that place, redeemed my name, my
character, and my Atinetto, and now I own-this
house and land, and am a happy man,thank God!"
Great tears were roiling down his cheek.. I
will not say anything about my uwu The read
can judge whether I was unmoved Then he
told me the story of his finding Annette an or
phan and poor, earning a livelihood by her nee•
tile; of his waiting and corking nettle three
years, and now they were just married
At that moment a 61coming creature entered
"My Annette," sal , ' the pr( husband, pry.
sewing her ,1 911 P has come in fronts sick neigh•
"Your wife is a lovely creature No wonder
you thank God,'' said 1, aside, just as I retired
lie hmileil - I could not blame him that the
aculle wail an exultant one. He bad conquered
himself God bad written him "Greater than
those wilt . . take kingdoms:-
"No Sorrow Like Mine.-
BY cLIVIINIA E. TOWN4ENI,
it 41PIng 4‘, hard! so cruel!" said t ht. young
mother, and here a sob broke into her vote e; she
clasped ber hands over her eyes, and the !ears
broke through her fingers-- 411rh salt, Htter ;care
►s could only break up from a mothteti heart
a mother ribbed of her fir.t hnrn!
Two week. ago that very day be bad been with
Ler in the chamber whert the swing mother now
sat in darkness and desolation, the ht rio joyonvi
head fluttering about the room, rh. huhe rect.....
feot pattering along the tionr • r ri‘ , l
%.oee foraking up to qu.ek .hone. 4, 11 vi0, r,
1.-ping out thn.o pretty hr..keu,word,4 iwientr,
tle•P which ar, aucL .Writ LtlU..,• to a mother's
Tberv , AtUUti ID till' r iLt litti, crib, with
1 14 pretty lace curtainti, cud , •c••r it hafig• the
•-ttotry uprou. and rint•r•tidered to t i n . he
111.1 last W‘orli, %nil 3r ti. 4 ".• •r 111- the littl• rim
! 'el., "LIT the in't hare re
moor d fr• nt h• r .100, till ugl, tire fiat that had
worn thrill nnw lay f0'.1 , •1 t I r ,geihnr. and
•1 ,trn ti •p. !ILA( r tit • i .:t4-•• t. it..irtnth of
aunabitio t•ou1/1 ertr r,aeL it.. nt
Mas. 2l , It ooght hsv. bleu
li. w, Mt , r 'bet , gri MI 1111 n
i .•urs, aid the pc.fi, pity ,ug v..,et .f Mrs fie •
ward, the lady's most intimate friend, who was
pasting the MOM
The 4iriek. w ,, meu ~ k ed ul to lorri.dulous
ast.-inishruent, tLut rL, tL ,1 fir n.cnrot the
ft .w of bee tears "How 0,9 ,u :-!I in , this,
Helen!" she exclaimed, in a Noses broken with
grief and wou'adi —Li only boy,
my :stile Harry, with but two years and five
inon:hs golden head: and I loved him
~,; ih. ri, I don't believe there ever was an.
'ether quite pretty and bright a child
"Ycu know, t,,0, how my very heart was to..unit
up in Lim; how, if I ever ran out an lieur. I was
u. vet easy unt.l I got back to him again: and
how I used to stand and watch him after he'd
got t.icep in the erio there, with one little
elinl.l.i. I.i:id wrapped up like, a 'illy under his
cheek, and the smiles crimping up his red lip;
and .Lea l just h. think of his rretty, ftsllieksorue,
teatime' a 3 . that trade me stop nrery rthor nitn•
ute and hug him up h) my heart, and elver his
face with kisses Oh, Harry, my baby, t oy pre.
Nous bab)' shall I never see y, ua gain '" Surely,
Ilelen, there never was sorrow life unto thy sw.r•
row, — and the sobs broke out again
"Yes, Mary, there was," and Mrs 11-, , ward's
sol, tau touts checked the tears of Lee friend.—
"I know of a sorrow with whose bitterness yours
is n) comparison, and bas eetne into cur family,
unto toy own and only sister, for h. r pride, her
idol, bar Herbert is in prisnot."'
"Oh, Helen: - .cried Mrs Sprago , springing
up from her chair with a shudder, while she
looked at the pale, working features of her friend,
"how you horrify me!"
t , l eanoot talk of it, Mary, or it will drive we,
as it has his mother, frantic You caw him in
his childhood, and can remember what a beauli•
ful procutring boy he war; but be waa impetuous,
an d fond of t areipty, and all sorts of fun, and his
mother was doting and indulgent; and ao he grew
up to his seventeenth birthday, reeklees and-self:
willed, though he was too kind hearted to be ever
"I must make the story short—he fell into
bad company, and bad habits; and one night,
when quite intoxicated, he was persuaded to join
some ioomidiariei. The ringleaders were detec.
ted, and the boy was sentenced to a year in the
penitentiary, which might have been ten, only
his youth plead hard with the kind-hearted
Judge; and now be lies down at night in a fel.
on's cell, while his poor broken.hearted mother
paces her room with the teats streaming down
h e r wasted cheeks as she moans over and over
-these words: "If he bad but died when be was
baby'. if he bad but died then'.'"
And Mrs. Sprague listened to this story with
mingled horror and sympathy, which made her
forget her own grief, and at its close she said sol•
esonly: "Yes, Helen, her sorrow ie greater than
mine. I bad ten thousand times rather Harry
had died than lived for this "
And for you, oh, stricken mother, Who have
laid down, witb such- heart-aches as God „best
knoweth, the child of your love, do I write this
story. There is a sorrow that is heavier than
desth's, the sorrow of sin and shame; and from
this the little one,-over whose bosom is set the
green seal of the Summer grass, is forever de
ii,rercii. Th e C h i ld walks in that blessed coun•
try where no disgrace shall ever scar its Joni or
crimson its cheek, and bitter as is the cup ap.
pointed you to drink, it will not bring to. y our
soul that sting whieb FOuletime4 causes a mother
to cry out for her child: "Would be had di e d:"
you who hate given up the
sweet, invest blossoms of your lives to adorn
the geideMof your Gad. limey be, if you hands
meld roll away the curtain. of the future year,
so that yea mild beheld "bat awaited yeas be•
loved oft easily jou would sap "It Whetter that
God called them."
'Da 'Taiga Mai" is Akin.
-A Russian nobleman, who has been traveling
in Africa, gives the following wont of the
Staticl4/Name, or Poison Wind, which is snob
an object of interest and terror to all dames and
all seisms. He says: "Tbe &midi is fett in
the Desert from about the middle of June to the
21st of September. It is experienced with a very
violent southwest wind, and ea thole days when
the beat of the slut is the most ardent , 1 . 4 is
burning; it comes in gusts more or less scorch.
jog, of more or less duration; each of them, how
ever, even the shortest, extlede the time that a
man could bold his breath. This wind consists
in a sueeession of burning and soul vac In the
int, there is frequently a double dmirse of heat
end impetuosity The difference between the
Lot and cold pets, aceordtmg to my observation,
is from 7to 10 degrees. The highest dere of
the hot gusts was 78 degrees of Feresbect; the
temperature in the sus, without the Hainieh,
having been constantly from 53 deg. to 6T deg.
I thought I could observe that when this wind
blows, a yellowish tinge, inclining to livid, is dif-
fused through the atmosphere; and that, in its
most- violent periods the sue hewers a deep red.
Its odor is infectious and sulphurous; it is thick
and heavy, and when its beat increases it almost
It occasions a pretty copious perspiration, part
ly excited by the uneasiness which one feels, and
the difficulty with which one breathes on account
of its foetid quality. This perspiration appears
to me more dense and simians than the natural
perspiration; the wind itself deposits - an unctu
ous fluid Th. better to szamine its qualities
and iie nature, I opened my month to labels it;
the palate and throat were instantly parched.—
It produces the isme effect whew inhaled through
the nostrils, but more slowly. To preserve oikp's
self front it, and keep the respiration more free,
it is usual to wrap up the face with a heinaker •
chief In passing the tisane it lows a part of
it. anti.. o and of it 2.4 destructive principle, and
besides, the breath keeps up a degree of humi
dity, and binders the burning sir from suddenly
penetrating 'lute the mouth sad insp. The
Arabs, Oil , are accustomed, whoever the
beat may be, even in the shade, to wrap the 'whole
body, not excepting the head, is their nieseleh
(cloak,) if they desire 'asleep. This wind causes,
by the rarefaction that seised!' it, aret strong
agitation is the blood ; sad this in creasedmove•
meet soon brings on weakness. It in general
produces on man two effeeta distinctly uharaeter
ized It strikes him mortally with a kind of
itsphyzy, or canoes him a great debility.
The corpse of a penes so suffocated has this
peculiarity,, that in a few days, or even hours, as
some Arabs affirm, the limbs separate at the
joints with the slightest effort, so powerful is the
action of the poison on the muscular parts, giv.
log an astonishing activity to the progress of
putrefaction. Ruch a corpse is reported oontagi.
nes. - I know nothing ea tiwrible as this wind; I
felt it almost constantly in the Desert, bating
some interruptions, one of which war for three
dsys and three nights successively. My inter ,
prmer, JJr Bowel, was struck by it, but escaped
death by a discharge of blood That which con•
firms what I have sat.l 4.1 the separation of the
limbs, is, that, having ifeets struck by this air, I
was affected for some lweeks with an extreme
weakness; and whenever the least warm wind
blew on me, I felt a greet faintness, and perceiv.
td in my joints a relaxation of the muscles.
'lle dsagers of the winds are guarded ageism
by the fumes of good vinegar, and-cov
ering tlic ftee with the handkerchief. I asked
the Arabi If lying down on the ground was s
pre+ervative spinet it; they assured to it was
not 1 ,hnttlti be inclined myself to think it
prt pad until
Natives of the Gold Coast—The Negroes of
Th , natives ~turd in ignominious contrast to
the overpowering wealth of the scenes in which
they live; beneath the blaze of the fierce tropical
sun, sod through forests in which the very trees
are gorgeously clothed with orchids heaped about
in brilliant festoons Tie bears on his h e ad an
earl lien vessel of palm-oil, or carries two or three
qui;l+ of rilddust, the result of his own industry
in wa-biug the sands after the rains His sole
article .1 clothing is a Manchester remal, or
I. ° g ib of .becitered wt-tou, girded round his
loin, But be hoots. the value of bit own met.•
clistolise, and of it's' tor which be intend* to ex
change it He is a bird by no !Deeps to be
caugut wiib ,belt li, 1'1;1 taut change his palm
oil 1 . ,,i a hung h ..t fi miller., nor his gold for a
string of bead'.; neither does be affect any article
of Purcipeanrclothing. nor hanker after any pro.
duce. of European civilisation. He wants rum—
the -trong, court American rum—and he knows
to a spoonful how much be ought to get of it.—
lie w a nt. Iron, utile to time a new remal, also a
cloth or Llauket to throw over his shoulders no
state occasions, and a musket to make a row oath
wild tire off when he keeps custom But he wants
ito food, because , the maize springs up for him
almost without cultivation, and his women pound
it betwet n two &tomes, and add water to make a
paste which he calls bankee, and ow this he
gorges himself with great relish Sometimes biz
soul lusteth for meat, and thew the black snails
of the forest, as big as a flit, furnish him with a
soup of which palm oil is also an essential ingre
dient The provident housewife threads these
snails on a bit of grass and dries them in the sun,
thus saving her lord and muter from the toil of
putting out his hand to take them. The long
blaciLhaired monkey also provides him with a
bounteous repast Pity the sorrows of a Euro.
peau traveling through the bush and partaking
of the hospitality (he will have to pay handsome
ly for it) of a native, when, as 'delicacy resets!.
ed for him, there is fished up out of the big pot
of soup a black head with the lips drawn back,
and the white teeth grinning, and such a painful'
resemblance of the faces around him that for a
moment he wonders whibh of the younger mem
bers of the family has been wurifieed to the exi
gentiles of the occasion. But he is reassured,
and discovers that he is not eatin g man , but
monkey. The native of the Gold &ast his no
desire to buy a house, nor to build a house, nor
to live in a bow. He does not wish to add
field to field, or to make a name in the land. His
chief and only desire in-life seems to be to eat
when he is hungry, to drink whenever he can,
1 and to sleep in the interim. He has no anxiety
for himself, and certainly none for his off•spriog,
who have neither to be educated nor clothed; nor
has be any misgiving about their future pros
poets. They run about In the bash if he lives
inland, or he turns them into the sea if he lives
OD the coast. You may watch them in any nom- i
ber and of all sift, from two .to twelve, diving
and ducking under the waves, waitisg for a big
wave; and then, os the area of it, you see the lit
tle shining black bodies tossed over and over and
round antt round till, serleamiug with pleasure,
they are washed up on the said, like a tangle of
black seaweed. Then slowly, and with much
noise,' they unravel the seelves and crawl back to
the water, and ootgann, this sport the whole day
long, with the- empties of the time °tangled it
conaumiag huge lumps of hankers, .begUght to
them by the mothers. The p ,, toe &nisi, '4,
for the most part, a circular trot , ulster Ili. ',oil
floor of which the efeemors of the , head) Lave
been buried for meat' gemeradep.---Diciorms'
B. F. SLOAN, EDITOR.
THE TYRANT'S VAUIR:
M7MW.T.=WTFTTIM7 ' 7 ".' I
Not tar trotn tbe city of grams*, wheals war
the metropolis of all Sicily, an oiliest of laugiag
to ambitions conquerors, and one d sisafinoussi.
tie' is the world.; not far from this pieee, apes—
the chore of the sea, ',mod a enas• who bed led •
landed from a vessel that was Dow laillog way -
towards the North He was quite pearg—aot
over five,sod-twenty =tall and well y
with a muscular system finely decal e , sad pot_
'easing a floe not only striking in fts manly
duty, but remestehle, in osai:so rms.-fee its _
stern, resolute, end seltraliaot
dress was light- -ond sitteplr, ash •strisisoily
Cheek manufacture; the lower litabebasigaketko _
ed in close fitting goatLskis, thceewhis‘bessroca.
a shirt of white Hawn, confined at distainty w.
belt of fine mail • Upon hb heediosetweep et
woven stuff. the top drooping over the riebt ern .
and his feet 'were shielded by a pairef seedide,
His only wncon was, a abort, berry word )
which hun iu a leathern scabbard, emit his belt
of mail Re stv.4l f.r nubile, piing 'chemise
though undce,ded what mural he should pursue;
but finally be -.pied ao , i:d fisherman, not faro!,
who had just come down up, , n the beach, sad
towards him he made his way
"A bright, pleasant morning, good sir," add
The old mum oast hie net from hit shtsoltioso
and gazed up BP carefully seasoned thehotorm
before bun, and thcia replied. k • •-
"Aye, fair sir, it is a pleasant mornitt.
have many such on this coast"
"And yet it storms sometimes, I suppaser
euggeoted the first speaker
"Bete a wise man who little heeds the Ilfofllll
he cannot quell," said the fisherman, with I nod•
of the heed which seemed to give his worth mare
meaning than the circumstances under whisk
they were spoken would imply.
"You arc right there," responded the other.
"But tell mr--wh rr can I find Aartabanna, the
The fishermao took another careful look into
his interleentor'a face, and thou answered:
"He hoes upou yonder mountain, which if
(sailed Catalano. 1).. you wish to see him?"
• ‘.Titee follow the path that leads to yonder
(x)t, until it brings yon to a small stream. (71%m
that, and then upon your right bawd ion will
see a beaten track. He lives is a awe sear QM
top of the mountain. and this track will lied yes
directly thither "
Tee young man itiseketi hie informant, and
was volt the point of turning Away, what the
"I mean no offense. Your facie loasismib' .
It has the east of a countenance rfanand I had
"You'll at least remember of kialringasaa nob
an one eta this massing," said the yams nian;
and as be thus spoke be turned away.
"Aye," muttered the old Sicilian, half to him
self, but yet loud enough to rank other catt;
"and I call on Neptune to witness that I haws
see° it before. Such faces are not ask=
they are not *sty in Syracuse these
Alas! more's the pity."
The youth hesitated for • momest, as Amy*
he would turn back, but be ocesatiall the diaper
sition and kept on When he had bow toy.
oend the mountain. be stopped and looked biddod
him, sod ssw that tho fisherman wasahaady titp
on the water
"Can tt be," he said, to himself, %hal iky hoe
id SO little ehauged? I think I remember that,
old man, for be has spread his pets long; is Awe
waters; be how should he remember ...? Imy
the gods that there be not many in Byname tbet
will yet be ...obberveot "
With this the traveler kept on up the mow
lain until he bad reaebed a broad table of ask
from whence be could see the bay, and the eh,
beyond The great metropolia was amid ow
before bite, with its massive walls, its
and its palaces, and a tesrstarted dowskr i n ii =
as be gazed upon the woe. itoeleepeld hie heads
upon hh• botiorn, and, with, few muttered Ma%
he .tart.d nn 'phi Hecromed the stmentolglit
took the path to which he bad been itieseted:
but he did out follow it as One who wee • Weft.
er to it, windings. He pursued his wey with sa
eve and efourance, nod. at times, with an slog
straetednes. which amid have been Waled w
only by one who knew well the way be wee gain&
Pp the .trep. rocky height he climbed. sod.
when ti e tinnily stopped, it was before the (In
tranet te 010.4".;-11 COI* which Nate* hod
fashioo«.l to the mountain's side, and skate*
from the •uos fervid heat, and the fury of the
storm it the tu)titti-of this cavern get weld
man, nver wboar blind come fourseare yaws bed
rolled Ills bait and beard were white as the
fleecy ilc ud that galled above the Mount, and
floated in silken, wavy muses over ine shoulders
sod brie-t A mantle of grey (sloth enveloped
his 'frs me , Jad his ft et were shod with beat,' /LW.
dala He watt togaged over an old losaneatijoi,
but as he heard the sound of emowshing fool
sti p. he closed the volume and raised his head.
'.good morning, my son," he said, with a look
of simple welcome
"Kind father, I greet thee," tho youth ret4llll
- , at the same time este/Whig his head.
"Howl" cried the aged man, atartas,g to his
fret, as the accent+ fell atioa Wiest% He Asti
ed his eyes with the polo sf his left has* sad
gazed eagerly into his visitoetafttem "Do lon
arighr"' he added. "Is it Alario—my old pi%
' , Abe, gut .4 Artaitamm, I :at Alario--oom•
once more to Bee thee."
For sometime the bertnit gazed into the young
man's ftwe in silence, but finally he said:
"Sit dron—Mt down, toy so . Thy presence
has started a host of varied 'otos to life with.
in me, and I must recover my Ids ere I can
talk with thee in reason."
:."Tbeek the goda,l find thee alive anti batiltitt"
replied the youth, as ha let g o the old ewes
band, and took a peat - Upon a wooden butelatios•
"Aye—l am well in body," retuned Anoka.
nue. "But," he added, thoughtfully, nositant
ing to gaze earnestly into his oompanion's face
u be spoke, "the body is but a snail put dams,
abirthe ills of the flesh are very joys "boa um.
pared with some of the pates to trbids ties goal
may be subject. But tell me of thyself. Inners
but thou been?"
"I have been in Greece," replied the youth.—
~W ben I fled from these shores, eight
I sought refuge there, and there I have=
ever since. OW I wept this mor.dbise.l paid
down upon the city of my birth: Ibed emeAt
I had done weeping over those Illeaetilin fiat
when / again gazed upon • fiyvaeststme
crowding upon me with a power I'W Mudd
not resist. I saw the very temidillbitsalb she
walls of blob my father and ►sat *skim won
slain; 'DTI could see the twat hatiiirkaileh my
mother died. Artalminsti ,tltltiewilw wee many
of the patrician families !slew 't a ptid hutch.
ti.lario. Of all who were kill to the
.itue interests of be people,l halm As" 004
yourself return. There were h. taw but
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