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From the Harrisburg Daily American
The Parting.
BY HENRY D. o'nEtux.
Sweet Kathleen I love you; now do not believe,
This heart was ore formed to wrong or deceive,
Nor think that though absent I'll ever forget,
These haunts so endearing, where often we met.
That murmuring stream at the foot of yon hill,
This glen, or the cot, or the old country mill,
Or that vale below, where nature has formed
An Eden, with shrubs and flowers adorned.
What palace that rears its proud turrets on high,
What spot on this earth or beneath the blue sky,
Can equal this scene, where both nature and art,
Have blended their powers, fresh charms to impart?
Where the song of the lark, uprising in air,
Is heard in the morn as lie springs from his lair,
Where the hints carol in tones of delight,
And the woods echo music from morning to night.
Sweet Kathleen you know net how hard 'tis to part
From the home of your childhood so dear to the
heart ;
The friends that you love, and the maid you adore,
Or the parents that fear they'll see you no more.
But cheer up, my Kathleen, and never despair;
Chase from thy features these tokens of care ;
Though strange scenes may banish all my regret,
The land of my birth I shall never forget.
I'll think of that cot near a murmuring stream;
Of this home so loved, and then I shall dream,
Of one who in sorrow now stands by my side,
3tly Kathleen, mavourneen, my own blushing
bride. •
The Wine Cup.
Dash down the sparkling cup ! its gleam,
Like the pale corpse-light o'er the tomb,
Is but a false, deceitful beam,
To luso thee onward to thy doom.
The sparkling gleam will fade away,
And round thy lost, bewildered feet,
'Mid darkness, terror, and dismay,
The ghastly shapes of death ill meet.
Dash down the cup ! a poi o sleeps
In every drop thy lips would drain,
To make thy life-blood seethe and leap,
A fiery flood, through every vein—
A Eery flood that will efface,
By slow degrees thy god-like mind,
'Till, 'mid its ashes, not a trace
Of reason shall be left behind.
Dash down the cup ! a serpent starts,
Beneath the flowers that crown its brim,
Whose deadly fangs will strike thy heart,
And make thy lulling eye grow dim;
Before whose hot and maddening breath—
Afore fatal than the sitnuon blast—
Thy manhood in unlionorcd death,
Will sink a worthless wreck at last.
Dish down the cup! thy father stands,
And pleads in accents deep and low,
Thine anguished mother clasps her hands,
With quivering lips and wordless woe.
They who have borne thee on their breast,
And shielded thee through many a year;
Oh, would'st thou make their bosoms blest,
Their life a joy—their pleading hear !
Dash down the cup ! thy young wife kneels;
Mr eyes, whose tears have often gushed,
Aad turned, with mute and soft appeal,
Upon thy babe, in slumber hushed.
Didst thou not woo her in thy youth
With many a fond and solemn row t
Oh, turn again, and all her truth
And love shall be rewarded now!
Dash down the cup ! and on thy brow,
Though darkened o'er with many a stain,
Thy manhood's light so feeble now,
Shall bright and steady, burn again.
Thy strength shall, like the fabled bird,
From its own ashes upward spring!
And fountains in thy breast be stirred,
Whose waters living joys shall bring!
Take the Papers.
'Tie sweet, on winter's night at home,
To sit by fire and tapers;
lint ab ! it is wiser thing,
By far, to read the papers.
Won't you take the papers ?
Can't you take the papers?
The joys of earth are little worth,
Unless you take the papers.
Maidens wanting lovers true,
You must take the papers.
Strains who would not idly woo,
You must take the papers.
Won't you take the papers I
Can't you take the papers?
Love's joys below you'll never know,
Unless you take the papers.
" Commit() is an irregular active transitive
verb, indicative mood, present tense, third person,
singular number, and agrees with—it agrees with
all the old maids and girls in town, don't it I"
Why is an ignorant Judge like necessity ? Why
because he knows no law.
Mori , is like the crimson blush on a maiden's
eheek—for the more you strive to conceal lt, the
more discernable it is.
There are Many shining qualities in the mind
lesrq, btu. few an talnabl• me flitarmioit
Finished Education
Gibbon truly says that the best and most im
portant part of every man's education, is that
which he gives himself.
Many of our youth, of both sexes, feel that
their education is finished when their school days
are over. No idea can be more destructive to the
progress of true improvement. Our education is
never finished till we arc in our graves. The dis
cipline acquired in college or in school is given to '
us only that we may be better able afterwards to
educate ourselves. We have only then crossed
the threshold of a course of improvement that
must last us our lifetime. Such discipline is im
portant ; indeed, it is absolutely essential, to start
us aright in the life-toil before us ; but to suppose
that it completes all that must be done for our in
tellectual or moral welfare, is absurd. The best
part of a man's education is then to come, and
upon the manner in which each one uses for him
self the arrangetnents made fur him in his early
life, will depend the character of his future. Much,
too, is said about man's mind having reached ma
turity, and that he needs no more discipline or
education. A false idea, productive of much
mischief to real mental improvement. There is
no period in the history of the mind, in which it
is incapable of any farther progress, as long as
the body retains its health. No man, who lived
to the age of sixty, in the constant employment
of his mental faculties, but sees that he is every
day acquiring greater powers, a greater control
over what he does know, and an accumulation of
new ideas. It is never too late in life to learn.
A Knocking Story.
The following is too good to be lost. A western
paper says it is a fact, and it should be read wher
ever the spiritual manifestations have created an
excitement. It is thus told :
Among the subjects of this excitement was a
simple man of middle ago, whose humps of mar
vellousness and reverence were equally large. Ile
was of course superstitiously religious, and the
knockings, of which he had taken every occasion
to be a witness, impressed him with the utmost
The man's wife, however, was a very different
kind of being. She scouted the " spirits," laugh
ed at her husband, and took every occasion to
rally hint upon what she deemed his special weak
One morning, after the "old man" had been
out to hear the knocking, the remembrance of
which had stolen away a night's rest, he arose
early, as was his wont, to make a fire. The wife
was awake awl determined to have some fun. So
raising herself on her elbow, she regarded her
husband, who, not more than half dressed, kneel
ed at the stove, and abstractedly poked among the
The wife applied her knuckles to the head board
of the bed :—Rap-rap-rap !
The victim started, with his hair on end, and
peeped anxiously over the store.
Rap-rap-rap !
Be began to tremble, and faltored—" Is this a
spirit 1"
Rap-rap-rap !
" Does the spirit wish to bold communication
with me ?"
Rap-rap-rap !
"art thou on an errand of mere; V'
Rap-rap-rap !
•' Spirit. what wilt thou hare me do I"
"Make up that fire, you old tool," shouted his
wife, with mingled mirth, anger, and disgust,
the trembling husband turned round and saw the
saucy creature calmly regarding him, with eyes
that entirely overshadowed the fear of spirits. He
was mum.—Springfield Repub.
A Dutchman's Divorce.
A Philadelphia friend, who writes a story as
well as he tells one, which is a rare art, sends us,
among other., the suhjoined:—
"A certain genuine Deutscher in this city has
distinguished himself of late years by very remar
kable actions, bat nothing richer than the follow
ing:—Resolving to be divorced from his his wife,
he put the case into the hands of an eminent law
yer, and departed for the South, where ho was ab
sent for a year. On returning, he walked into the
legal den,' and with head bolt upright, gravely
inqutred ' How doesh it co mit for diforce pe
tween me and mine wife l" Why really, Mein
herr, I haven't been able to do much during your
absence, but now you're back, we'll go ahead.'
Yaw; den be so gout as to inform me rot to ex
penses might have peen ven de diforce viii pn
concluded 1' man of law, after calculating
and summing up the items, informed hint that the
' damage' would probably amount to two hundred
and fifty dollars when the divorce should be ob
tained. ' Very well, den,' replied Meinherr, ' I
would ask you, if to save do expenses and spare
do droubles, it would not pe pest to squash de
whole proceedings—for mine tire is tecult.—Knick
Accident in a Church.
The Blairsville Apalaehian gives an account of
a distressing accident recently occurred in a Meth
odist Protestant Church at Reynoldsville, Jefferson
county, during "Quarterly Meeting," as we learn
from the Jetfersonian. When an invitation was
given to persons to come forward for prayer, a
Loge number presented themselves, and the con
gregation pressed forward to see the proceedings,
when the joint under the floor gave way, sod about
one hundred and fifty persons, men, women and
children, were precipitated into the collar, in a heap
with a glowing stove in the centre. Several wore
injured more or lesa—four being badly burned.—
fhre , iree .144.
The Pirate. •
Eighteen years ago, the ship I command was
dancing over the waves on a mission of mercy.—
Laden by the generous —,ntributions of a New
England city, she was h. ncrl to the Cape de Verds
with bread for the faruin, ,tricken and dying.—
Brighter skies never gladencd the sailor's heart
than those which bent over us, pleasanter gales
never filled the sails of the sea journeyer, than
those which sped to the haven whore we would be ;
"and now may God have the ship in his holy keep
ing," the prayer that concluded the old English
bill of landing was heard and granted, we felt as
we trod on the deck of the stout craft, whose er
rand was to succor the destitute.
We were all in high spirits, forward in the fore
castle, and aft in the cabin. Sailors, who so often
are hungry, liable at any moment to he put on
short allowance and compelled at times to fast en
tirely, know better than the landsmen how to pity
those whom flunine threatens. Jack has ready
sympathy for tl.c man who has no buscuit In his
It was now the fourteenth day out—just in the
first gray of morning—that the mate aroused me
with the starling intelligence that a suspicious ves
sel was in sight. With the first ray of light, the
vigilant officer had descrilied her and she was so
near as to be made out with a glass. I was on
deck in an instant.
The first glance at the strange ship almost dis
pelled the fear the mate's alarm had occasioned.
" She's no slave, captain."
" Why do you think so ?"
" Because there are guns on her deck instead of
water casks."
" I did not say she had a cargo of slaves in," I
Then why does she carry so many guns on
deck 7 If without a cargo her guns should be be
low; if with one, there should be more guns on
deck. If that aint a pirate, never believe me
again ."
As if to put an end to our speculations and clear
up the mystery, the snsp:cious craft began to spread.
more canvass, and as she gathered away with the
freshing breeze, they ran up to the foremast a flag,
whirls when it reached the truck, uushook its folds
to the wind. On the white ground we saw the
terrible insignia, of the free-booter, the death's
head and cross bones, painted in diabolical black.
"I thought so," said Mr. Larkin, quietly, "and
the ship has no guns."
" What arms have you, Mr. Larkin ?" I asked.
" An old horse-pistol, with the luck out of or
And I have only an old fowling piece and a pair
of pistols. I tear these fellows will make their
own terms with us."
" Yes cut our throats," replied the mate walk
ing forward.
We made all the sail we possibly could, but fif
teen minutes satisfied me that escape was impossi
ble. The report of a gun from the pirate, and a
shot whistling over us, speedily brought us to.—
The pirate came quietly along, like a panther,
which sure of its prey, was in no great hurry to
seize it. The moment he catne within speaking
distance, he hailed and ordered me to launch a
boat and come on board. We got the quarter-boat
and I was about to jump into her, and pay my re
' spects to the ',Miens, when Mr. Larkin asked leave
to go.
" If they want the captain, said he, "let them
send for him. I'll see if the mate won't answer
.es well.
pHs had scarcely put his foot on deck of the pi
rate, when he again appeared on the rail, and de
scended to the boat which began to pull back.—
Almost at the same instant, a launch was thrown
over the rail, into which twenty savage looking
rascals, armed to the teeth, sprang and pulled to
wards us. Ten minutes alLerwards they were on
board of toy vessel, and began clearing away the
main hatch.
The hider, a swarthy fellow, whose square com
pact body indioated strength, and whose eyes,
black and hazy, and half concealed by the lids, ex
pressed cruelty and cunning, approached the cab
in hatch, where I stood, and addressed me in tol
erable English :
" Are you captain of this vessel 1"
" Yes," I replied.
" What's your cargo t"
" Flour."
" Where from 1"
" Boston."
"Whore to 1"
" Cape de Verde."
" Why, they are starring there," he said, open•
ing his eyes and looking full at me.
" Yes, and the flour in my vessel was freely giv
en by good Christians to feed those starving peo
The rascal continued his deliberate gaze a mo
ment then turned towards his men, and in a rough
commanding tone, spoke a few words in Spanish
which I could not make out. The men looked up
in astonishment, and then withdrew to the side,
where they stood gazing cautiously toward their
captain, fur such was my interrogator. He thrust
his hand behind hint and walked quickly to and fro
for five minutes, then turning to me, he said sharp
" You Americans.are all heretics—why should
you fiend flour to sturvineeatholies !"
" Because they are our fellow ine4, and their
Saviour, is our Saviour, I answered, asion4lted at
the conduct 'ad's luau.
" If you lie to me," lie cried with startling fierce,
ness, "if you lie to me, I'll nail you down to your
own deck ! Is the cargo the gilt of your country
men to the wretched and stiu•vingi"
"I'll pro , * it to yon by my papal.," I alma-
" I don't want to see your papers," he replied ;
swear by the Saviour, whose name you have pro
nounced. A. he spoke, he crossed himself de
" I swear by the holy Trinity, I returned solemn•
The pirate lifted his cap, and bent his head do
♦outly whin I mentioned the Trinity. Be stood
still; with head bent over, while one might mod
erately have counted fifty. When lie raised , him
self up, it seemed to mo there was less ferocity in
his countenance. Ills eyes were no longer half
closed, but open, clear in their depths. I looked
steadily at him.
" Captain," said he courteously, "can you sup
ply me with twu or three casks of water ?"
I gave the order and the water was lowered in
to the boat. A word from him sent his cut-throats
over the side, but he lingered behind, and after
moment's hesitation as though he half repented of
his resolution, and was almost ashamed of what he
was doing, he approached the with his hand exten
ded :
" God bless you," lie exclaimed, as he felt my
grasp, "and send you where the starring are pray
ing fur bread."
The next moment he was gone. It is very
probable that the piratical rascal was afterwards
hung, us he no doubt deserved to be. But how
ever terrible his flue, I am sure that from his heart,
seared and callous with crime, and self desecrat
ed, there burst forth a little warm glimmer of light
which mitigated somewhat the desolation, and re
lieved, though it could not entirely dispel the
gloom of his dying hour.
Profane and - Vulgar Language.
Swearing, whichformerly pervaded every rank
of society, is now to be chiefly found in a very
low and uninstructed class; it is, in fact, a vulgar
and proscribed mode of speech. Nevertheless, it
is still used occasionally by persons of nu humble
rank, especially by the young, though chiefly for:,
the purpose of giving an emphasis to speech, or'
perhaps simply to give token of a redundancy of
spirit., and a high state of excitement. Tu those
who are guilty of it for these reasons, it is only
necessary to point out, that no well-informed per
son can be at the least lost, with the genuine
words of the English language, to express all le
gitimate ideas and feelings, and that to use either
profane or slang words, is at the least, the indica
tion of a low taste and inferior understanding. A
direct, pure, manly use of our native language,
is ip object which sill may cultivate in a greater
or to dcgreo ; and we have invariably observed,
through life, that the most virtuous persons are
the most exempt from the use of meAm and ridic
ulous phraseology and monkey tricks of all kinds.
The London Spectator thus speaks of the tricks
performed by a celebrated Juggler now in that
Among other incomprehensible doings he boils
four plucked pigeons in a kettle full of water sus
pended over a tire and perfectly issolated, and out
fly four living birds from an empty vessel; he re
turns to their owners a score of handkerchiefs,
washed and ironed, that a moment before lay
soaking wet in a pail, and he produces no end of
hoquets, out of an old bat, that he stamps upon,
and turns inside out, each pressure or squeeze of
the hand being fidlowed by a fresh supply of
bunches of sweet smelling flowers from the old
battered hat.
A young lady near us lent her straw bonnet and
was horrified at seeing it crushed up into a ball ;
but to her great relief; it appeared hanging on the
top of the poseenium, and being brought down by
a pistol shot, she found it quite undamaged. A
handful of gold watches are hung to the back or
the stage, and presently reappear hanging from
the branches of a plant that bad just been watered
and placed under a heated cover for the produ
cing of this sort of golden fruit; bunches of keys
that seemed not to be out of sight are found at
mehed to the root of a plant in u flower pot ; and
a head with goggle eyes, at a summons of a pistol
shut thrust out a bunch of rings at the tip of its
tongue, and states with two gold watches fin• rye
balls, thought one would have sworn that both
rings and watches were under certain covers.
But perhaps one of the completest puzzles is the
pouring, successively of black and red wine. and
st.,:oning champagne from the identical black
bottle that we have just before seen filled with
water; this and the dripping for hoquets in the
old hat, are dune in the very faces of the specta
tors, and the bottle when emptied of its contents,
1 . is broken and a silk handkerchief is found in It.
A couple of lemons are handed the company
and one of them on being cut, is found to contain
an egg, which being broken, yields a walnut, that
when cracked, discloses a ring belonging to one of
the audience. If those feats seem wondrous in
telling, they are far more inexplicable in the do
ing, for you feel what cannot be indited sufficient
ly in a brief description, the seeming impossibili
ty of them. The illusion is perfect; you see
things vanish under your eyes, and behold them
in another place, while yet they appear whore
they were before.
TIIE WORLD' PAIR.—The Secretary of the Na
vy hus informed the Executive Committee that
the frigate St. Lawrence has been ordered iu
readiness to transport to the London Exhibition
the articles of American production de:igned to
be sent thither. It is expected she will be in
readiness for the voyage during the early part of
next month, when she will set sail fur London.
or How is it proved Noah did not come first
out of the ark t Be,:ante the Bible asp, he osme
_OA Oinr/1111,
Market for selling young Women.
Every year, at the feast of St: Peter, which
comes WI in the latter days of June, the peasan
try of the district (13ihar,) meet together at a
certain place, for the purpose of a general fair.—
This fair has a very peculiar interest fur the young
men and the young maidens, for it is there that,
whilst purchasing household utensils- and tinnily
necessaries, they choose fdr themselves partners,
and comlnde marriages. The parents bring in
!Mr marriageable daughters, with each one her
little dower accompanying her, loaded up in a
small cart. This dower is, of course, proportion
ate ;o the lowly condition of these mountaineers
—some sheep, sometimes a few hogs, or even
chickens. These girls are attired in their best,
or what pieces of gold or silver they may possess
are strung upon a string and neatly attached to
the braids of their hair.
Thus fitted out, every girl who desires to find
a husband betakes herself to the fair. She quits
the house of herfather, perhaps forever, and bids
her mother adieu quite ignorant of what roof is to
shelter her, or what fate awaits her at her jour
' ney's end. As to her Mamie, it is in the little
cart that attends her. The object of her journey
is never mistaken, nobody wonders at it, nor is
there occasion for a public officer to make record
of deed. On the other hand, the youths who
wish to procure themselves wives, hasten to the
fuir arrayed in the very best skin garments their
chest contains. These savage looking chaps, who
would be quite enough to make our young ladies
run and hide themselves, proceed with a great
deal of interest and zest to inspect the fair moun
tain lasses that aro bro't thither by their fathers
and their uncles, casting many side glances and
wishful looks toward the captive merchandise.—
Ile gives his fancy a free rein, and when he finds
one that seems to claim his preference, he at
once addresses the parents, asks what they have
given her, and asks what price they have set up
on the "lot" so exposed fur sale--at the same
time stating his own property and standing. If
the parents ask too much, these gallant "boys"
make their own offer, which, if it does not suit
the other to agree to, the fond lover passes to seek
some other.
We may suppose that the proud young men
always keep a "tup-eye" open to the correspon
dence of loveliness upon one band, and the size
of the dower upon the other. At last be finds sue
for whom be is willing to give the price, and a
loud clapping of the hands together announces to
'the bystanders that the bargain is complete.—
What it heavy blow this mist lie fur sotne lazy ri
val who has not decided quick enough, who is
halting and considering whether will suit him,
and whether she is as lov lished iu
household matters as ar hers.—
However, the deed is do gaiu is
completed, and forthwith the you ~, girl (poor
girl !) preceds also to clasp the hand of her future
husband. What a moment of interest and anxie
ty to her ! The destiny of her life is sealed by
this rude clasp of the hand. In this she as much
as says, "Yes, I will be yours fur life, and I con
sent to partake of your joys and your troubles, to
follow you through weal and through wo !"
The families of the betrothed pair then sur
round them, otlbring their congratulations, and at
once, without delay, the priest who is on the
ground fur the occasion, pronounces the nuptial
benediction. The young woman presses the part
ing hand of the family who have reared her, but
of which she is no longer a part---mounts the cart
of her new husband, whom but a low hours be
fore she never so much as knew, and escorted by
her dower, is conducted to the house thencefor
ward to be her home.
The Hungarian government have long tried,
but its vain, to suppress these fairs for young
girls. Positive orders have been given, that
they should no longer take place, but such is the
force of long established custom, united to the ne
cessities of this pastoral race, that all such orders
have been disregarded, The fair still continues
and every year such cavalcades as we have des
cribed may be seen descending into the plains of
Kalmasa, there to barter of 'the precious jewels of
the household tree, as though they were senseless
beeves or mere produce of the soil.
STUMBLING lionsEs.—lt is a general, but very
mistaken notion that the safety of a roadster de
pends upon his lifting his forefent high from the
ground, whereas it all depends on the manner in
which he places them down upon it. The high
est goers are often the most unsafe; and there are
thousands of instances of horses being very near
the ground and never snaking a trip. It is how
ever, a well established fact, that if the form of a
horse's shoulder, and the consequent position of
the fore-leg, enables hint to put his foot to the
ground flat, nth the heel down, his lifting the foot
high is not at all necessary, whereas, on the out
er hand, if, by any improper position of the leg,
issuing out of a short, upright, ill-formed shoul
der, the toe touches the ground first, and as it
were, digs into it ; no matter how high such a
horse may lift his leg, in any of his paces he will
be liable to stumble.—Essay on Horses.
Pithy Sentences.
Gravity is the ballast of the soul.
Learning bath gained most by those books
which the printers have lost.
He shall he immortal who liveth till he be stoned
by one without fault.
Is there no way to bring home a wandering sheep
but by worrying him to death.
Contentment consistoth not In adding mare fuel
but in taking away sonic lire.
Moderation is the silken string running through
the pearl-eksio of all ths virtnes,--Dr. FWier.
VOL. XVI.---NO. 3.
As Good as the nest.
If the followiug. story,' related by TuN as corm
, pondent of the New Orleans Picayune, will As
heist urn few buttons E und make seine of our rea
ders laugh till the tears come in their eyes, we
don't know what will
"About the year 1832-3, there lived a family
of some note on the Guadalupe river, in testern
Texas. Among, them were several young ladies
of the upper tendom of those dove—sensible, hand.
some looking creatures—happy as larks and - 11-
ways full of bin. It happened that among theffif
teen or twenty young men residing in that section,
there was one, by name C., a surly-fired, grizzly
haired, grinning, ehutfy, and moon-eyed chap, who
became wofialy smitten with the must chartujug
of the aforesaid young ladies,-and who, of the
buckskins its the wilds of 'Prune, was most unlike
, ly to be a successful diplomatist in matters wherein
the gentler sex were to be consulted, won and wed.
C.'s visits became less and less like angels', first
once a south, then doubling twice a. month, once a
week, and soon, "said the old man," the ambler.
spitting, fellow was almost every day
forcing Isis company on Miss Betty. M , n4iokes
salter expense followed, of course, and else 4-sol
ved, after suffering under them for some time, to
get clear of her admirer, or quit the rancho herself.
Ass opportunity offered on else Sabbath followlng.
It being the water melon season, and Betty's fat ., er
having a fine supply, all the youngsters for miles
around, assembled there on the holy day to feast
un melons. C. was prominent in the circle, till,
in the afternoon, Betty held private interviews with
the other young mess, and arranged that C. should
lie decoyed from the house and frightened by the
cry of Indians from some of his comrades, which it
was thought would wound his pride and drive him
away. Fire young men, with C., walked out.—
A bathe in the river, 300 yards distant, was pro
posed by one and stenciled by several. Of course,
poor C. was in.
• " They went down to the ford near the melon
patch and began undressing. In the meantime,
eight or ten others with guns laid gone down un
der cover of the bank, and secreted . themselves
along the path front the bathing place to the house.
The company with C. were in fine glee, and in
going down spoke of the recent outrages of the In
dians, there increased boldness, &c., thus exciting
the anti-combative bumps of C. to the highest
pitch. "Now boys," said one, "who shall Im the
first to dive in that 'ere pool, elt ?" "I will," said
C., "be-gosh ain't I first with the gals? course
lam first here." Off went coats, shoeS, Tants,
&e. Just as C. had dolled every t!;ing, l.rat•iirt.;
short, red flannel shirt—bang! bring! bang!—
Who-wo-yeti ! Bang ! went two, three, thur guns
—loud and shrill ruse t Indian ell in theydenso
brush, and under talk. "Olt Lord 1,1 ton a
dead man, boy ant ..lames Simpson. "My
leg is broken. Olt;'save me !"ied George Wil
liams. "Run for life, men !'Run for Mercy's
sake, run !" Jttek Parsons, "one of my eyet is out
and both arms broken !" all being sa;tl in an in
stant; when—do you see that red blaze along the
path? Look a moment—what velocity! That
jagged hair all straight out behind—that's C. a
streaking it fur the house, shirt nod allsee him
about the corner of the field, by the thicket--bang
bang ! went halt a dozen pieces—louder than ever
ruse the hideous war cry. "Oh, Lord !" grunted
C., redoubling his speed—the red blaze 'getting
larger—bunches of his busby hair dropping out tut
he "spread himself;"—see him leap the yard fence
high in the air, red shirt, and all ! The porch was
full of luOics—off went two or three more pieces—
C. glanced at the ladies, then at his short 1. , q1 shirt.
"Run for your life, C.," screamed Betty, "the
house is fun of Indians! father's dead, tittl broth
er Sant woundedd run, speed!" In the twinkling
of an eye C. was out of the yard; to.d supposing
the Promises surrounded, oli lie shot, the red blaze
mere brilliant than ever, and striking directly into.
a thick, thorny bottom, he reached and steam the
river; and although it was near sunset, R. got into
a settlement fifty miles distant to breakfast next
morning, still retaining the sleeves and collar of
his red shirt, and reported all the family, visitors,
&e., among the slain. As for himself; lie said he
taught as long as lighting would do tut): good.
It is unnecessary to inform you, dear Pic, wheth
er or not Betty was ever troubled with , C. alter
that snap.
THE MAN AT 114.01.—What a man's home in
his whole life will be, as a general rule; and the
mineiples, the ideas, the plans, the motives, the
hopes and fears which govern him there, and con
stitute the atmosphere of his dwelling, will go out
with him into all his intercourse and business.
Hall is well at home, we need nut watch him in
the market. If he is a true man there, he Is a
man everywhere. if wise and prudent there, he
will not need to be made any more a "man of the
world." If he can succeed in redeeming life's
mot familiar scenes from dullness and improfita
bleuess, the world abroad will be all fresh and full
of ontortainment. If he he not a (lull, familiar
stranger in hiy home, he will find him=elf at home
wherever he goes. If there be independence of
physical comforts, and abundance of mental, mor
el, and social resources in one's'ng, there
will be no unnecessary anxiety, no feverish hurry,
no narrow drudgery hi one's busine,s abroad.—
One will work cheerfully for 'small profits, if he be
rich in the love and society of his home: - Ef dis
contented there, he will be discontented every
where. So long as the fire of love burrs brightly
on the family altar, he will not be frozen by the
selfishness of the world.
Marriage is not likt,the hid IL lynittus, +holly
olear,withoutclouds. IifIIICIU 44Q ightiugalgif
which sing only some monihs *
the spring, but
eiMinionly are silent when they have hitched their
egg as if their mirth were turned. isle
e ear. fir'