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A Tale of American Life.
BV PERCY ST JOHN.
There arc many clmrticiera in whom llie good
[ predominate, very much over the evil, and yet who.
I front the mere fact of their being nimble to say
l.„o,’ when batted to join either in the execution oi
I wUeur foolish plana, or to do that which their mi-
I live genius prompts them to declare oil error, have
1 (alien trout the pluce in which their fortune utni
I ilwir personal endowments bud placed litem, mid
I become members of the great body of the outcast.
I Tltare are two forms of this weakness. With
iame.il is the effect of constitutional feebleness of
I ro j„d—with others, it arises solely from want of
llluimiru! courage which prompts the firm limn
] never tu deviate from tho right path to pleuse the
I fancies of others. ‘1 did nut like to any no,’is a
I phrase with which the half of mankind, particular.
I |p young men, excuse those fiiulls which tire at the
Lasnte lime their own bane and that of all around
In a small villiage, in a remote county of the
I Slate of New York, liter*’lived, some short time
befure my visit to tiie republic of Texas, u young
man liv tiie name of Luke Husler. From bis own
confession to me at a later period, the churncteris
tic, which I have above slightly sketched, was pecu
liarlv bis- To proceed, however, chronologically.
The village lo which 1 allude was small, nod very
| picturesquely shoaled. Like every loculily in
America,upnstessed a church, or rnllier chapel, nod
a school house. But though il hud u considerable
number of inhabitants, it did not boast—u rare cir.
CMinslunce in tiie lined Blules—either u newspu
per or u grog shop. One reusnit for the absence
ul a local organ. wu» the population being divided
pretty equally among English, German, rind
French,all speaking ol course their own languages
Why the public house existed not, whs u fact which
I af.cn puzzled the heads ol even the oldest inhubi
I lama. Hut us every une in the village hud alrea
dya distinct business, all were thriving, o
I thought propel lo luke upon himself the responsi
[ bilily uf retting on foot Sir seretous ini undertaking
[ Lithe York, us the village was called, possessed
I the usual variety uf‘characters,’but the purpose
| of my narrative only demands mat I should allude
las lew. lit the first pluce, Luke Hosier was no
I mean person either in his own opinion or that of
Ithuaearound him. At three and twenty, owner
■ of • fancy store, where articles uf both male and
| female cl iintng were lo he had perfectly new ui c
I attaint n s’ notice, nod possessed of a handsome collil
1 Miiuncn and prepossessing manner, young Luke,
I as he stood with his Imnds in his pocket, chewing
an unlit cigar, in the front of his store, could nod
I astlbow to every inhabitant of Lillie York, nod
I yet by nu means be thought lo make himself too
I familiar Tiie neatness of his store in some men.
1 sure conduced lo his popularity. Built of pine
I boards,«n a raised platform of piles, one story io
| height, with conical roof.the whole carefully white
I washed, with a (light of wooden steps leading to
I the duur. il was u very* model uf order and cleunli*
lacss. Behind its l)vo plain hut neat counters were
I funs of shelves, containing the articles in which
I he dealt, while Ht the rear uf the premises were tiie
I‘snuggery,’ where the owner took his meals, and
1 which also served tlm purpose uf u sleeping chain
her. An aged female, black as Erebus, was lilt
charwoman, with whose assistance everything was
ktlpl in llinl particular style of order which is fa
miliarly though strangely enough known ns ‘apple
‘Luke Busier, Dry, Store,’ were the words which
I Appeared in large letters over tho door, while ex
actly opposite, n small private house, with while
curtains, green blinds, and while* ashed boards
iillu ihestore, exhibited on a scroll in small letters
I the wards, ‘Martha Dutton, Milliner*' To this
homo Lake's eyes were directed ofleunr than to
I Any other tu the neighborhood, which may in part
I he explained by ns situation. Beta pair of blue
I «yei, a fair sod gentle face, and auburn ringlets,
1 were continually to be seen near Ihe little open
window, and whether the house or the lady formed
the pecutiur attraction, is a mailer which 1 leuve to
I be decided by the acute nod discerning render.
1 Martha Button was a widow; hut Martha Dalton
Was not the object of Loke Hosier’s solicitude, but
I her daughter. An Englishwoman by birth, ns wus
I her daughter, they had lost their only mule relative
I Mine years before; Their income, llte interest of
| * lew thousand dollars. being small, they had re.
I treated lu this retired locality, and mute to occupy
I (heir time, and give themselves a settled position,
I then irout any uthrr reason, hod upened the business
1 which l have already designated, Mary Dalton
I *nd Luke Husler. si tiie time 1 now epeuk of were
lengaged in murringe, nod a very short lime was to
“l.Lo before lltey were to he united torever.
When business was over, its it is ever ut a very
leatly buur in American villages, Luke would make
1 himself smart, und, with a regidnrily ns great ns
llhat of the clock which guided his movements,
I Aland his evening in company with his beloved.
I * 111 y were very happy ; no untoward occurrence
lever rhequered ihejr quiul life. With the young
Imun, business was regular and profitable; w ith
■ Mary and liar mother, it was good as they had miy
l w '“h lor it to be. Few American villages were so
Iquiet «nd well conducted u* Little York. Tnere
l Wn sJust enough of sociality lo give zest to exist*
vAnce; while (hero were no dissipations of any
■kind to tempt tiie suiter citizens front their steady
1 uneventful life.
One morning in the spring of 1889. the itihahi*
“ n l*of Little York were surprised, on rising from
*‘r psaceful couches, tu hear the loud elsotor ol
i engaged in building* Hummers were being
■•t A most rapid rale by tome half-tlozeu men.
'*• ••i* heard grating, and tiie lout! voice «f one
^'“'kotity directing the proceedings. A general
[Jhwo the streets took place—street, I trlwuld l
‘•tat short Ubm the whole male papula* j
thill were congregated at tho western extremity ol
lha village. Hera at eatiy duwn, a large (fame
house hud been marked out, ami era lira primitive
iniiabituiiis of Little York, hud rieeo from (kteir
laid", lha wbuie of lire suppuriwg bwaoie bed been
ffrntly plat ted. Cart.leads uf planks, shingles,
logs, dec., ware heaped up, nttd a dozen men busily
employed ia giving shttpe and form to tile rude
materials. Hard by, siumliog upun a heap of wood,
was n small, thin until, who in a shrill hut loud
voice, was giving Ids orders t ight and left. Des
pite tiie crowd u hit'll had collected, lie pi.id nut llte
slightest attention to them, continuing tiie rapid
enunciation of his command. Tiie Lillie Yot kite
wero ihuodcrstrickeii. Wlnit could ho he about 1
Toe house was manifestly of loo large dimensions
fora private residence. Its I'rume, too, divided in
to iipurlments lu ge und smull, showed it not to be
After some deliberation. Luke, who was, as I
have already stated, n popular man, advanced to.
ward the little individual uhove mentioned, nud in u
very polite tn .nnor ‘reckoned’ he wus a stranger.
The little mail very drily ‘guessed’ he wits. Luke,
not a tali ubnsited, ‘concluded’ he was building u
pretty considerable tall’ house ; the little man bail
notion’ it was ‘smart.’ Luke ‘calculated’ it would
costa few dollars; the little mail ‘supposed’ it
would, it was evident tlml‘slanting,’as ihe Amer
icans cnll it, was uf no use ; a paint blank question
could alone elicit the truth. Luke, therefore, at
length very gravely and seriously inquired the
slrutiger’s object. ‘Well friend,’ replied (he other,
1 a’tt’l exactly uvailed what I’ll do yet, and that’s a
fuel. About lour u’cluck I reckon lo huve made up
Luke withdrew at once from tiie contest, and the
hour ol breakfast approaching, the crowd rapidly
dispersed* Great was the excitement in the minds
of till ; and so much were they moved, that even
tome regular down-east Yankees were heard to ex
press no opioiou between the rapid mouthfuls in
which Americans usually silently indulge* The
morning passed; noon came; and under the
industrious hands of nuiner-ms workmen the huge
wooden house was approaching rapidly towurds
completion. Befure four o’clock il wus finish,
ed, und llte whitewashes were busily engaged
it the outside while the 'hands’ were busily on*
gugml io unloading from a covered wagon the own.
sr’s goods nod chattels, among which 1 may per
haps he allowed to include n buxom dame, who ap
peared to bn his wife, and a pietly girl, who was
without doubt his daughter. Still ihe mystery was
unsolved to the view with which the itouse was
erected. This mystery, however, was not long lo
continue ; for the wagon being at length unloaded,
the men drew from beneath a long narrow piece of
wood, on which, in rod letters on a white ground,
were written Ihe fulnl words,‘Silas Eloit—The
General Jackson Liquor Store. Ninepin Alley.'
Tne patriarchs groaned audibly ; tiie peace, virtue,
and happiness ol Little York, they felt, hud depart,
ed with tbs erection of what was e.learly nothing
more or less thun a grog shop. The young men
were silent ; the thing Imd come upon them so on
expectedly, they knew senreely wlmt to make of it.
Tne crowd dispersed, and each little group depart,
ed to discuss the occurrence over the* r own fireside.
That evening many a stgll emui.nted Irom the bos
om of wives and mothers ; all foil as if n rttorul
revolution had taken place, und the genius of riot
and disorder had triumphed over peace and domes
tic happiness. Mary Dalton, Iter mother, nud Lake
Husler were ns usual together, when the subject
wus brought up. Luke firmly protes'ed ugainst
the innovation in no meusured terms, the more that
the cutting manners of the host still rankled with
in his bosom. Mary was delighted, as well usher
mother, and the conversation glided into other
No matter how smnll the number of any com
munity, there are sure to he within its circle some
otto or more dissolutely disposed rnnmbets. Al.
most before the shelves wero erected on which the
liquor bottles were to he disp'ayed. a small knot of
men hud congregated round the liar of the General
Jackson, mid on the second evening ol its exist*
leucp, a curd table wits in full play. Several who
dropped in merely to pass nu hour in the Ninepirt
Alley, were tempted to take a glass at the bar. One
followed another, until, excited by the seducing
power of ihe great current poison of the earth,
they ulso stopped; and, just ‘to puss uway tiie time,’
games of gnccti routtce, and ioo, were proposed
and vo.ed by acclamation.
Amid the general infection, which in two months
spread w ith final virulence, Luke remained uucur
copied, nud on no one occasion did he set hi* foot
within the doors of the luzar-houso of iiltle York.
Mary was delighted, while every g ieved lather ami
mother whose son hnd been drawn into the vor
tex pointed him out as n model. It was Luke’s
habit—strolling with one’s tu'.ure wife not being
etiquette in certain parts of America—lo tuke a
walk every evening ere lie visited tho Daltons.—
These walks nlwuys look him by the door of tiie
General Jackson, which doubtless niude the merit
ol his abstinence the greater. On one occasion
Luke wus returning from his stroll, or ‘slouch,’ as
ho was wont lo cull it, when, att he neared the man
sion owned by Silas Huil, two friends rushed forth
from the door and suluted him. “Come, Luke,’
said one, *we must drink n glass to your health,’—
‘And welcome.' replied lie,tendering a quarter do|.
lor. ‘Mr. Husler,’ exclaimed tlie pair io unison,
both the worse for whiskey, ‘when we liquor tit u
friend's expense, we do so with him,’ ‘Come to
tny store then.’ 'Here’s the Gin’ral, n deul han
dier.' *1'never enter grog-shops.’replied Luke.
‘Nonsense ! it's uli that girl. Well, I wouldn't he
tied to u pair of apron strings after that fashion,
nohow you con fix il.’ ‘Sir!’ exclaimed Luke
scornfully,‘you nre beneath my notice, or I’d elms,
ti-n your insolence und lie walked away.
The following evening the two friends again
wnytuid him,this lime sober, and with manyiipul
ogies excused their rudeness of the previous day.
Luke goud humoredly forgave them ; and when
they proposed to cement their reconciliation over a
glass, hesitated. Their sneers uboul the influence
of Mary Dalton over him hud told—he was vexed
to be publicly ridiculed for wlmt ho felt inwardly
to Ire an influence lor good, ‘I ho proverb nhout
ho Elation is well kuos n. Luke entered the Goner
ul Jackson, und drunk at the bar. The whole con.
clave crowded round lo he treated. I.nke could
nnl avoid drinking with oil. That evening Mary
Dalton spent alone. It was very hue ere slm re
tired to rest, in the faint hope ol Iter lover at length
making hia appearance.
Morning found Loke in n fever of body und
mind. Ho was heartily sslmmed of himsrll. while
the prospect of on explanation in ihe evening with
ilia fuir betrothed limited nu way l» tranquilize his
thoughts. Slay nil day in hi* store he could not;
his idens were loo unsettled for business ; and ac
cordingly. leaving his female attendant in charge
of his nflairs, he stole out by the back way. and just
to paas ihe timo till hour of his visit to Mary cum.*
round, joined Ihe idler* who now ever thronged the
bar room of the grog *hnp. Society sumo wus
not a sufficient distraction, and cards were resort,
ed to. Again Mary Dalton spent her evening wtth
out seeing Iter lover, ontil, alter watching pa.l mid*
s.Mil alia nan«Aivi>(i him reel 1 ome in n state of
Bet re Luke was up, a mu*.age was brought Mm
from Mr*. Dalton, inquiring moti kindly alter hi.
health, and gently reproaching hint with hip ub
•erics ; sit* farther requested his company to break*
last. He went,and was received without a word
of reproach ; until Mary sweetly, and with a tear
in Iter eye, shook her Iteud, and observed : ‘We
thought Luke you were not coming to see us sgniu.
The young inun could not withstand this; but
speaking with extreme volubility, confessed his er
ror. und made a strong ptotnise of amendment.— •
During llte progress of his speech lie let fall lltf
word*. •! did not like to say no, mid that’s the reait *
truth.’ Both Mury and tier mother started, and
were silent for a moment. At length Mrs. Dalton
roused herself and spoke : ‘Those words of yuurti
have raised within me very sad remembrances.—
My husband, Luke, was a well disposed and hon
est mini, hut lie was weak—he could not Huy no.
Drink was poison lo hint, hut he had not tiie heart
tu refuse to join a friend in a glass. A hundred
limes, when ill and feverish from a slight over in
dulgence. has he said,‘Martha, I know I have done
wrong, but 1 didn’t like to say no.’ For Heaven’s
sake my dear Luke, let this be n warning to you.
Thiseaay disposition in Riclturd Dalton, made me
a widow; let it not deprive me of a Sou in iaw.’
The juung man blushed deeply, and promised to
exert more firmness of mind. After some further
conversation he louk itis leave.
Luke whs neither badly disposed, nor more wenk
minded than usual, bn: he wits very young, and nat
urally fond of excitement. It was sometime, how.
ever, before lie lignin visited the scene of tempta
tion ; but viail it again lie did ; tiutilat leng h drawn
into a complete vortex of dissipation, the itubi;
grew upon him. and became confirmed. For some
time his dereliction frum the path of rectitude was;
kept secret from Mary, though Itis altered tnanuera
and mein gave sufficient tukeu of the company he
Six months passed; und Luke Husler was a ru
ined man—his business Imd fallen to decay, hiscttp.
itui was exhausted, and Itis credit gone. His folly
burst upon Mury like a thunder clap, and firmly,
but kindly, site upbraided him with his deception,
and then added. And now, Luke, ull is ended he-
tween you und tne. Your poverty would he no
Imrtoour union. With iin honest, industrious,
steady titan, it would not cost a moment’s thought,
much more a regret. But your ruin has been tiie
effect of your own folly, und I have nothing hut
your promise to give me hope of your future wis
dom. You vow industry, frugality, and an aban
donment of those evil habits und cuinpunion* for
which you have forfeited your own good opinion-
and ihul ol your friends ; lint, Luke, how often,
have you secretly bioken yout word tome? Cun*
I pul faith in him who during six months Ims sys
tematically deceived me I No ; the man 1 wed I
must honor and respect as well us love,’ |
Tiie lover’s eloquence was nil in vain. They
parted. Mary remained with her mother, and Lake
Hosier went lo Texas, the Inst refuge of ad who
have fuiled. from misfortune or wickedness, in the ’
United Stales. To Luke, misfortune wus no use
less monitor. He sold the wreck of his business ;
and when he landed in Galveston, llte seaport of
Texas, had in his possession one hundred dollars.
He had firmly made up Ins mind; lie had thrown
off the yoke of his folly, and, despite the very oat.
ural doubts of Mary Dalton, was a new unit.
Some eighty miles up Trinity river, Luke was
informed tlml there existed a small log house, a little
ch aring, nod a field of sweet potatoes, utterly do
scried, ihe proprietor having been killed in n brawl
w lien on u visit to Galveston ; heirs there were
none. Loke. delighted at so good an opportunity of
settling himself, took his departure in a boat bound
for up Trinity. A gnu, an axe, powder und shot,
were all he carried w ith him, save hia box of clothes;
und in this manner he wus set ashore alone upon
the hunks of the rive', with directions liuw to fin.:
tiie much desired place of refuge. In the centre of
a thick wood, beside a sluggish stream, and on the
summit of a sloping hunk, Luke found the hut.—
It wus neat and strong, though smull, with a rude
bedstead, stools, a table, and, above all, a certain
amount uf clearing. Luke wus delighted.
From that hour he applied himself most ussidu-
ously tu labor: he cultivated Ilia little field; lie-
sowed vegetables of various kinds ; he hunted, and
deer.skins wero piled rupioly within his little home.
Luke was not alone in thus finding nu uninhabited
house without expense. The wars which huvedes.
oluted Texus, added to Indian surprises and fevers,
have rendered deserted huts fur too numerous, lit
Itis case, however, tlie circumstances wus taken ad.
vantage of witit cuuruge nod ability ; and at llte
expiration of a twelve mouth, tiie change which
the patient, resigned industry of this solitary man
hud brought about, was wonderful. It was then 1
saw him. While hunting on tne Trinity. I came
suddenly upon his lint. I found it neut. clean, und
orderly ; the potutoe house piled up. a dozen p’gs
roamed about, while fowls were numerous, fat. nnd
thriving. His story interested tne. I saw that he
intended to cluiin Mary Dalton still. I pressed
him lo do so ul once ; told hint the Neptune steam-
bout wus about to start for New York; offered
him a pussuge down in my boat, und my interest
for u cheap berlll on hoard tiie packet. I even
volunteered a joking certificate of Itis industry and
perseverance. Lake, with a laugh—which was
however, lo little a teur—said to these propositions
lie reully could not say ‘no ’
We started for Galveston on tho second evening
after my arrival al his hut, and in twenty-four hours
more he wus un Itis way to New York, bearing the
protni-ed certificate from myself, io tho shape of
a very long und eloquent letter in Itis favor. For
three months I heard no mure of him, when I was
surprised to receive letter addressed to myself,
sealed with black. Luke Hosier’s initials were ill
the corner and the postmark was New York. I
opened it with much anxiety, for Luke had deeply
interested me. Martlt. Dalton was (lend; while
Mury, as soon os a reasonable period of mourning
had elapsed wns uboul to become the wife of Luke
—tny epistle, according lo Ins view of the matter,
huvmg done wonders with the English girl. Al
length they came—a happy couple, their joy cloud,
ltd some what bv the death uf their a linos: common
parent, but with youth and cuuruge to meet the nr.
loons life of the Texan backwoods. Luke wisely
preserved the capital of ms wife’s income, nnd con
tinued to receive the dividends, winch, witit itis lit-
tie farm, that soon wns his by right uf purchase, en
abled him and wife to live in peuce. contentment,
The above narrative, true in its dentils is related
with a double view. Hud Luke possessed the
power to siiv ‘no’ whim teinplatiun offered, he would
not have been driven into igun ninious exile; in
Ids native land lie would Ituve been spared the dan
gers and difficulties of a forest life; his position
would huve been an assured one ; while Itis fully,
though it did nut utterly ruin, threw him at least ten
years behind in the race uf fortune. His subse
quent success further proves that, whatever muy
be the errors of youth, il is. as the old proverb lies
it, ‘never loo late lo mend.’ Tiie change of man
ners and life entailed by (lie introduction of • ‘grog
shop’ into a village, before without a similar resort.
/ [fhom tiib Boston fathiot.]
T«k Anastatic I’m cess; ok 1‘hintino bv
Our readers have been inlurmed ol
'Ins process of pri* ling as recently invented in L >n
on. From any printed sheet of puper nn impres
sion is luken upon a malitl plate, which is then sub
jnctwd tu pertain chemical processes which leave
upon it a raised eurlace, from which new copies
muy he printed upon puper. precisely und accurate
ly copying llie original print. We have seel) spec,
imens nt the new art in the Art Union newspaper,
which ure of greet beunty nnd accuracy. Artists
cun thaw designs with u prepared ink upon paper,
and these designs are transferred upon the inetul
(usually zinc) plate with ease and exactness.
A similar process of transfer bus ulwnys been
used to a limited extent in lithography. It requir
ed, however, peculiar inks in the original print,
and never gave a perfectly distinct copy. Thr
oenuty of llte Anustutic process, tis the English in.
veutinn ties been called, is llte pnrfi et sharpness
lot tiie line lines and edges. Pages of letter press
'printed from plates prepured by it do not differ per
oeptihly froth the type with which ihe transferred
sheet was printed. I
Messrs. Wiley <Si Putnam’s new bunk.‘Ameri
can Facts” is illustrated by Anastatic prints trBns.
forced in London from prints, the original plutes of
which nre in this country. The copies, however,
though successful, ate not perfect, prohuhly fro/u
llte ngeof the prints which were created.
This invention had n'.tracled peculiar attention
abroad. The process so far as known, may he
thus described : The printed page tu he copied is
soaked in dilute acid. This Quid enters into llte
paper in those parts not protected by the ink. The
paper is then placed on a polished zinc plate, and
the whole passes under heavy pressure. The acid
corrodes the parts uf zinc which it touches, nud on
the removal of the paper there is a copy on the
pdnte of the whole print—Ihe parts covered will) ink
m ihe original being still perfectly smooth, while
other portions are roughened by the notion of the
act* is. Subsequent treatment with solutions of gum
and stronger acids, continue the work of etching
thus tiegun, and a plate is produced which can he
worked on a titling uphic press with llte results
which we have staled.
i lie invention has reminded persons interested
in the applications of science, that a discovery pro
cisely similar wus announced in this city many
years since. The results of that invention, ns ap
plied to letter press tinpeur to ns as striking nt those
oflhe Anastatic piocess, though the process itself
must he wholly different. Io the Noit'h. American
Review for October 1840 is a specimen of litis pro-
ee*s. the invention ufnhieh is due to Mr. Thomas
Dixon, formerly ol Suletn and now of Taunton.—
i'ltis specimen is a copy from a Greek deed, which
wus transferred from an engraving ninth* io Berlin
without injury to the original print. A more ctni-
mis specimen is in Dr. Pol'er’s work entitled “The
Principles of Se.ence applied lo Ihe Useful Arts,”
a hook prepared by him for the Common School
Library, nml published in that series. This is a
page perfectly copied from a hookofOi ienialCrit-
ieism w hielt must have been printed inure limn n
Century ago. Tne transfer was made with sever
al other experiments by *\lr. Dixon nt the Mechan
ics’ Fair m 1841), nud many persons will remember
llte curious rapidity and success oflhe process —
file leaf copied wus restored uninjured to tiie hook
from which it was nikco.
Dk. Jackson's Flan of Makinu Compost Man-
uuk” at he tlutetl al one oj our neetinge tael
winter in the Stale House.
Estimated cost in a large wny.
Carbonate of nmmonin,
Pnosplmte of soda,
•Sulphate of magnesia,
Mn riute of ammonia,
Sulphate uf pu'nsh,
Nitrate ol soda.
Nitrnie uf potash,
Human 1 uf pnlosh,
Oxide of manganese,
Peroxide uf iron.
By a complicated series of decompositions, this
mixture becomes very similar in its properties lo
the natural guano.
The estimate of cost is made under the impres
sion that crude nrticles only would be used, ns pre
pared in llie lurge way. The actual cost of the
specimen I here exhibit, wns much greater—such
chemical ui tides being used its ure sold in the
apothecaries’ shops, or made in the laboratory for
Thus we see if we moke it on a large scale, at
the very cheapest rate, we cun Imve 100 pounds of
manure for only three dollars and thirty-two
A Thrilling Incioent.—The Rev. Dr. Beech,
er, iii no article which lie recently furnished lor the
Young Rentier, tells llte following lunching story :
“A lew years since, as the Rev. Joseph Davis,
an excellent Baptist Minister in Loudon, was walk,
mg along one of the crowded streets of that city.
Ins attention was arrested by the circumstance tlml
n carriage with several horses was just about to
pass oyer a little girl who was slow ly crossing the
road. Ho strongly felt tfie danger of Ihe child, und
ll'ergelting his own, he ran, snatched la-r up in his
(arms, and hastened with Iter to the side path, when
‘the thought struck him—what would llte parents of
.Isis dear child imve felt Imd slie been killed! At
this moment lie looked in the face of the Iiltle girl,
which had been concealed front his view by iter
bonnet—and imagine, it you can, Itis feelings when
tie discovered tlmt it was ids own daughter ! I
saw him about hall no hour after the occurrence,
ami I shall novel forget his agitation us lie describ
ed to me her danger, or his expression of thank
fulness to nu infinitely gracious Being who thus de
livered his beloved child from death !”
Now Kiss Me —A good and Hue story is told
by some of our wags ol u very tospee able gentle
man, Judge — , who wus a lew years since a
candidate for u cartuia county office iu a certain
county, iu Missississippi. Judge - — was tra
velling the uloresaid county iu order to make him
self acquainted witit Itis fellow citizens,ns is usoul
with candidates oi foro llte people lor office in all
the Southern purl ol the Union, And indeed so
common has become the practice, tlml some sober
minded citizens have complained of being fretpieni
ly untioyed. Among other*. Judge * visited
larinerB who seemed disposed to treul him
with unusual civility; with all the kind hourled hos
pitality of tiie Mississippi planter, he possessed an
open blunt cordially, well calculated to fascinate
idle visitor, and particularly one in search uf votes.
Farmer B——— rnct the Judge ou the door
step, invited him io. &c. Iu n few minutes, the
comely wde and handsome daughter made their up.
pearaticu. Introduction*of course look place.
•My wife, Judge .’ The Judge urose and
•Kiss Iter Judge,’ continued farmer B •
The Judge very gracefully stilulud ludy B — —.
‘My daughter, Judge
The Judge bowed us gracefully as possible und
smiled oiosi hiaudly.
‘Kiss iter Judge .’ The Judge wns a lit
tle surprised, hm not abashed, nnd saluted the young
lady with ull the modesty and grace which so deli
cate a niece oi gallantry would warrant.
Now.’ said farmer B——, ‘Judge you
have kissed my wife and you have kissed my daugit-
suppose you now kiss ME! !!
The Judge fainted.—Natchez Cour.
uiahj she nercaived him reel 1 ome ia a state of .
“r"“ &«*•"- ^
Printers Language.—The following orders
from a foreman of a newspaper priming office,
’t •■lean hull as much ns it would seem, to the
‘Jtin, pot General Washington in the Galleys,
and men fini-h tiie murder uf tliui young girl you
commenced yesterday. Set up entire, llie rums of
Herculaneum, dislritiue the smallpox; you need
not finish that runaway match ; huve tiie high wa.
ter in tile paper this week. Let the pie alone un
til after dinner, put llte political paper lo pres*,
and then go to the devil, and ho will tell you about
the work lor llte morning.’ No wonder Dr. Fnus-
UI4 was bund for inventing such u diabolical art.—
Whitewash : It is now the Season —There
is nothing which so itincli improves llte appearance
of a house and the premises as painting and white
washing the tetiemems and fences. The following
reeeipe for white washing Iras been found by expe
rience, to answer the same on wood, brick and
stone, ns oil paint, and is much cheaper.
Reeeipe—Take half a bushel of unshikcd lime
and slake it with boding hot water covering it dur
ing tiie process, iStruin it, and add a peek of salt
dissolved io warm witter, three pounds of ground
rice boiled tu it thin paste, put io boiling hot, half a
pound uf powdered Spanish whiting, and a pound ul
clear glue, dissolved iu worm water. Mix, and let
it- wand for severnl days. Then keep it io a ket
tle on a porthole furnace, nud pul mi us lint as pos
sible, with a painter’s nr a white wash brush.
The imparlance of Executing Wilts in the Sea
son of Health.—Weougm never lose sight uf the
fact, that we ure only-lewards oflhe worldly goods
which we possess, und hence are responsible for the
right distribution of them bv will. Wlieun man
reflects how many domestic animosities and family
Si-purations have been, and are yet constantly pro
duced, by tile neglect of the heads of families in
not having their wills duly nnd promptly executed ;
when lie consider hat, from the waul of a proper
specification and appropriation of properly by will,
it may go into the most unworthy hands, m he lav
ished uway by prodigal heirs, who were never in
tended by llie testator to have full possession of it
—nay. even when their having any control over it
would, perhaps, imve been Itis hist wish ; when
also lie remembers that so great is tho uncertainty
of hoietvo fite. taut “in Ihe midst of life we are in
death." not even knowing wltnl the next day or hour
may bring forth, how clearly und how forcibly mast
it appear to Itis mind, as if inscribed there witit the
distinctness iff a stiaheam, that one of the most ur
gent and important of Itis earthly obligations is
that of “setting his house in order,’’ before sickness
and death come suddenly upon him ! Those who
postpone executing their testamentary arrange
ments,from the superstitious apprehension that such
an act would prove the immediate precursor of
death, ure little aware of the unfounded nature of
these fears, umi uf the very converse of the ef
fects tin y so much dread being tho facts of the
case. It would be well for persons, influenced by
suuit.fears, to inquire whether delay iu tho execu
tion of their wills may am lie, under some circum
stances, llte very meunsof accelerating the termi
nation of life. lit case of severe and sudden ill-
ness, it is often most important for tIn: mind to he
kept free from anxiety. It is, however, the duly
uf a medical mitt), when doubtful as to the issue uf
disease, lo ask if the uffeeled person Ims comple
ted his testamentary urrungements- The very in
quiry agitates every member ol the family, and no
one it) willing lo put the question to- the sufferer.—
“Have you niude your will?” is a question that will
speak volumes to iiim. It will disturb every pnw.
er of Ills soul. The very mention of the subject
may he the feather in the settle which will turn llie
buluiicii of death. Thao llHs.sai ely no fuel can be
conceived offering a more powerful argument in
Ihvor <>l performing this duty whilst in a state of
health and vigor, when the la-k will have abetter
chance of being jndmously executed, und without
any risk of ill consequences either to mind or body.
We have repeatedly alluded to the rapid pro
gress id' manufacturing at the South, and have ex
pressed the he id that ere itiuay years tiie whole
South, even South Carolina nut excepted, would be-
come generally und earnestly engag' d ia making
Cotton fabrics lor their own consumption, as well as
for export to llte various quarters of the world.—
Tho iumiediale vicinity id the raw material, which
cuu he used without incurring the slightest expense
fur transportation, the abundant water power, und
llte greater cheapness of labor, would seem to give
to the south extruordinuty advantages over ttic
North for the prosecution ol the cotton manufac
ture ; and we find frequent indications that South
ern statesmen, ami especially Southern business
men, are entering upon this, to them now, hut ex-
Irumely promising brunch of industry.
An Aiubmiia paper gives an interesting descrip
tion of u flourishing manufacturing village wnicli
has recently sprung up tit Bibb county, on Schultz
Creek, Called Scoltsvillo. It wus lounded in 1834
ay David Scott, of Tuscaloosa, who continues to
Ik-much the largest stockholder in the cotton fac
tory. The shares nro rated ut 870,000. The
company now run 1300 spindles, nnd 24 looms,
tnnkiog on nn average uhmil 4 500 yards uf heavy
negro shining per week, consuming during the
vear400bnles of cotton, and employing In the fuc-
ry. large und small, 54 hands. The building is
90 fee' long by 40 wide, three stories high, "ad
built of brick. Tiie entire establishment is under
Hie charge uf Mr. Semi ; and ns un evidence ol his
success nod ski'l, it is stated that the lowest divi.
dend ever declared on Ihe stock for a year wus 15
per emit.; while some years it has reunited as high
ns 33 per cent. The books will he opened the
ruining summer iu order to extend the capital lo
8100,000. Bibb county, in which it is situated,
abounds in iron ore, in coal, tied in water power;
and lias iiiusexiraordiuiiryadvan'ng>-s fur a success,
ful prosecution of manufactures.—N. Y. Cour.
fcj'ilui Ktnftor i
grutimt of passeugr's, to title I
•ad comlnriabhi. Paseeogere bow
Swi'z-rlnnrf are recotiMMBiUd total
''own the Rhino ; when they arrive at lha' Nether.
land ports, epaeioas and well regulated riiipa wfll
always be found ready totake them lo tbia couotry.
Tho Consul of the Netherlands, at New York, baa
is«ued a Circular, in which all llteao ad vault
are set forth, nud the judicious mean* pr ,
llte King lor the regulation of emigration are Stab
It is estimated that 30000 (Sermons annually tt-
l ive in this country. During five years prectdiqj
1830. 25,000 emigrants sailed from Bavaria alotu.
to tiie United States.
Emigration from England and Ireland is daily
becoming inure systematic, Il is said that ahu<
seventy families have recently arrived in Bosto
sent out under tiie direction uf Hamden h.Co., t*.
the Emigrant Society m England. This Societ.
I has an agent residing in Wisconsin, who expand
i funds in tiie purchase of land, and in the ere'ti'
i uf iiuuses. Persons with families paying one eh
ling per week ure members. Families, when tl'
arrive nt Wisconsin, find u log house and land ret' -
for their use. which they are permitted to occu,
ten years at nn annual rent of (25 al the expit
lion of which lime, they are entitled to the hoiiev.
land, and all llie implements they have made.
From France, the tide of emigration isconstn *
und increasing. France, next to Ireland andUi
many, is doing the most lo fill litis country. Tltt "
ure about 59,000 Frenchmen in this Slute, 20 0.1 >
' in Michigan, 40,000 in Missouri and not fur fri- *
I 100,090 in Louisiana. In oilier Slates the num
( her must approach 75,000.—N. Y. Express.
I Napoleon's attempt to pass the Red Sea.—T *••
author of E alien, or Traces of Travel, after me .
Honing several speculations ns to tne point ut win •
llie Israelites passed Hie Red Sea, one of llie s. f
positions being tlml they Imd traversed nniy n sin.,
creek at the northern extremity, near Suez, pi
eeeds ns follows :—•• Napoleon, when nt Stt ■/.
unido an attempt to Inflow tiie supposed step*
Moses by pressing the creek nt tins point, hut
seems,according lo llie testimony of llie people
Suez, tlml lie nod Ins horsemen managed the in
ter in a way more resembling the failure of i
Egyptians, tlinn the success of the Isrsuhtes. A ■
Cording to Hie Franch account, Napoleon g it out t
tlm difficulty by that warrior like presence of nn.
which served him so well when the fate of initio .
depended mi tiie decision of u moment, lie *
dered Itis horsemen to disperse themselves in ail *
reel ions, in order to multiply llte chances of fii.dt
shallow water, and wus thus enabled to discove* .
line by which In* and Ids people Were extricated. - ■
The story told by tlm people of Suez is veryditi
ent. They declare that Napoleon parted from l
horse, got thoroughly submerged, and was m v
fished out by the people onshore. 1 bathed tw
at the point assigned to tiie Israelites, and tho .-
cutid lime ill 11 aid so, 1 clmse the time oflow wut
and tried lo walk ucruss hot I soon found myself.
of my depth, or ui least in water ao deep tlml I cut. .
only advance by swimtuimg.
Profitable Custom House.—Tiie Portsmo h
Journal states,//tuf two dollars eighty scren ami *
half cents were paid into tint custom house of I
town, on Monday last, being the first and only m
ey received there for duties, since Jan. 1, 1845 — •
The collection of this immense amount of reven*
occupies tiie time and attention of uboul a dor
public spirited individuals, who were selected,
course, us is the case iu all revenue appuintmea' .
un account of their superior qualifications and e.\
ceedirAg worth, and who receive for lltuir sacrifice *
private interest for the public good, salaries fro
$850 io $500 each. A question bus, lioivevei.
arisen recently, ns lo who were the best inen lo o* -
copy these sinecure offices. The new collect,
turned out all the subordinates whom he found i >
office, hut these gentlemen, thinking with tho illu
trious Andrew Fairscrviec, that if the collectors ri.. >
not know when lie had good officers, limy line"
when they had good offices, did not conclude t •
budge from places “where there was so little to (I .
and su much lo get for’l.” The Secretary of tl ■
Treasury, not hatting the hang of New Hiimpshir
polities, it is said, adheres to the old officors, an-
refuses to commission the new ones. There is lit
tie danger, however, that the public business will suf
fer through want of proper officers, unless it sliotil*.
materially increase on the amount performed thus
fur litis year.—Boston Journal.
Cherries without Stones.—Tito Parisian sci-
enlifir; correspondent of the New Yolk “Courier
des E'uts Unis” mentions u new discovery of u
way to produce cherries without stones. Early in
ihe spring, helure tlm sap is ir. full flow, a young
hearing tree iv divided in two, .own to llte branch
ing of lWo roots, tiie pitlr carefully removed with u
wooden spatula, the parts again united, tiie uir be.
dug excluded by nn application of putter’s clay the
whole length of I he opening, and bound together bv
woollen cords. Tlm sap soon reunites tiie several
parts, nnd ia two years llte tree will produce cher
ries of Ihe best kind, and having in their centre, in
stead of their usual kernel, u thin aoil pellicle.
Sensible Advice.—''Should you ever marry,' said
a Roman Consul to his son, ‘let it he n woman who
has judgment enough lo superintend the getting u
tneal of victuals, taste enough lo dress herself,
pride enough to wash her face before breakfast, and
sense enough to bold tier longue when she has no
thing to say.’
Never look nt the girls. Oh no, lltey can’t hear
to be looked at ; they regard it as un insult. Tlmy
wear their fine feathers and hustles merely to grat
ify their minima's, that’s all.—Salem Adv.
An Answer -Sheridan, a scholar, wit and epjiid-
thrift, being dummd by e tailor to puy nt least the
interest on bis bill answered,‘that it was not hia
interest to pay the principal, nor bits principle to
pay the interest.
Reminiscence of a Connecticut Bov.—The
reminiscence of twenty yeurs in llte fust grow ing
West, is equal lo thul of » hundred yenrs in tlm old
world. Talking of railroad und locomotion, a
gentleman this morning snid that twenty-eight years
Fince(1817) ais father came out tu Oiuu.—'1 hey
were irom Luchlield, Connecticut There were
then tin hinges. “My father,’ said lie “drove an
ox team nut with Ihe funnly, and I drove a flock of
sheep ail tlm way. There Wt re then only ffco
futilities iu Medina (Western Reserve)—only one
in llm township where we lived. I helped lo cut
down the limber, and clear seventy nctes of land,—
Then I left home witit eight dollars in my pocket,
In go five hundred miles and get u College educa
tion. I walked live hundred miles, nnd wuiked for
tny education ”
This gentleman now expects to go lo Boston in
two days !—Cincinnati Chronicle.
Strange Disease.—A very singular contagion
lias broken out in Valntie, a small villugo ia Colum
bia eotmiy, New York, it discolors the face to a
greenish caste, llte eyes louse their usual expree-
stun and have a vacant stare, the voice becomes
husky, the menimy vanishes, nnd tiie conversation
becomes confused and s set of incoherent senten
ces jmnbh d together, without older and without
isieui.ing. The strength leaves and the form dwin.
dies uway to u skeleton. The personultacked raves
like tt n'Hiiinc, nhd the doctors Ituve been unable to
ffu any tiling for them. The informant stales that
every pursuit wears un affrighted countenance, and
if it din s not sunn stop its ravages, tiie whole town
will he inhabited by lunutics! None have died
from it as yet, hut numbers are afflicted with it.
The Ruling Passion strong in Water.—
The Apuluchicolu Gazette of the 5tn huff, says:
A we* k or ten days since, on the arrival oi the
steamer Smith al Albany, Georgia, n genernl rush
was made liy tile merchants for llte bout, to engage
freight ; *1111-, more during thun tho rest, attempt
ed to leap upon her deck before she reached the
wharf : in this lie fuiled, and was soon submerged
head and ears. While llte astonished crowd stuod
it entitle**, with apprehension for his fate, his head
rose high alinvu water, umi he cried—“1 say, Cap.
tain, sure room for my three hundred bales!’’
\ care wns decided in the United Slates circuit
court of Mis souri, silling ut St, Louis, by which it
appears that sureties on the official bonds of post-
uius'ersaro liable fur uny moneys purloined by the
principals, whether belonging to the Government
or private individuals.
■It is vary curious,’said an old gentleman to a
riend, ‘that a watch should be perfectly dry wban
t he* s running spring inside.'