UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA LIBRARY
ATHENS, GEORGIA, THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 15, 1855.
BY JOHN H. CHRISTY,
SDITOB MS PROPRIETOR*
Terms at Subscription*
TWO DOLLARS per annum, if paid itriell; in ad
«nce-. otherwise, THREE DOLLARS will *-« -'hatgcd
KT In order that the price of the papn May not be in
fbe way of a large circulation, Clubs trill be supplied
it* the following lew rates.
,^S.xWESfor : - -
dt thus low retro, the Cook must accompany the order.
Rates of Advertising*
Transient advertisements will he inserted at One
Dollar per square for the first, and fifty Cents per squafe
for each subsequent insertion.
Legal and yearly advertisements at the usual rates
Candidates will’he charged $5 for announcements,
and obituary noticesexeceuing six linen in length tvil)
be charged as advertise > ents.
When the number of insertions is not inarkednn and
advertisement, it will he published till forbid, and
S&nsinEos nnii ^rufrssinnnl iCniiis.
JOHN H . C H ristyT^
rLAiM amd famcy
Book and Job Printer,
“ Franklin Job Office,” Athens. Ga.
**, All work entrusted to his care (aithtully, correctly
and punctually executed, at prices correspond-
JanlH ing with the hardness of the times. tf
Rooms over the Sinro of Wilson k Veal. Jan3
PITNER & ENGLAND,
Wholesale k Retail Dcalersin
Groceries, Dry Goods,
HARDWARE, SIIOF.S AMD BOOTS,
April 6 Athens, Ga.
MOORE k CARLTON,
SILK, FANCY AND STAPLE GOODS.
HA HI) WARE AND CROCKERY.
April No. 3, Granite Row, Athens, Ga.
LUCAS & BILLUPS,
WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL DEALERS IM
MOCERIES, HARDWARE. <fcc. «fce.
No. 2, Broatl Street. Athens.
WILLIAM G. DELONY,
ATTORItET AT LAW,'
Office over the store o( Win M Morton k Son
Will attend promptly t<> all business entrust
ed to hit care. Athens, April 6
P. C. LANGSTON,
Attorney at Law,
Xcmucu.—C. Peeples, Esq. / .
\V. L. Mitchell;Esq. \ Athcus
Col. B-F.Hardeman, Lexington,
Samuel Freeman, R«q. Newnatt,
Gabriel Nash, Esq. Danielsville
J. S. PETERSON,
BOOKSELLER & STATIONER,
deals also IV
FAMCY GOODS, PERFUMERY, AMD PAPER
SICV Or THE MAMMOTH BOOK,
•eruer of Kroad Street and Ctdlege Avenue, opposite
the Newton House, Aihisi, Ga.
FERRY & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer* i»
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, TRUNKS.
Between Dr. Longs’ and Peterson’s corner,
Broad Street, Athens, Ga.
P. A. SUMMEY & BROTHER,
Wholesalo and Retail Dealers in
Staple Goods, Hardware, Crockery,
AMD ALL KIMDS OF GROCERIES,
Corner of Wall and Broad streets, Athens
WILLIAM N. WHITE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
AiidMeiropnper and Magazine Agent.
MUSIC and MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
LAMPS, FISK CUTLERY, FANCY GOODS, AC.
Me. 9, College Avenue, Newton House. Athens, Ga
sign of •• White’s University Hook Store.’’
Ortkra-promptly filled at Augusta rates.
ART UNION SOCIETY
VALUED AT 8300,000!!!
Certificates for this Year, ONE DOLLAR
T HE members of the Art Union Society, on the oc
casion of this the tenth distribution of the
WORKS OF ART
Accumulated by tlie Society during the past year,would
respectfully call the attention of its patrons to the fact
that, being about to remove to the buildings in course ol
erection for tlie Society in the city ol Washington,they
will add the teal estate and other landed properly be
longing to the Society, to the
DISTRIBUTION FOR THIS YEAR.
At the lasf meeting of tlie Soitefy, if was determined
to KEnitcE the certificate of share lot this Grand Enter
ptise to one dollar each, thinking thereby that it will
lie tlie means of a more general diffusion of tlie works
ol artists tlirnnghmit the country, and will enable fbe
Society to extend their labors for the advancement of tito
ARTS AND SCIENCES
In this country. The certificates of shares will be issued
nt One Dollar, accompanying which each purchaser
will receive free of charge", by return mail, a beautiful
Line and Stipple Engraving, entitled
* Washington on Dorchester Heights.
Representing an eventful period in the history ot our
It will be seen, by referring to the list,that there
are many valuable pieces of property,many costly paint
ings, superb statuary, beautiful engravings, costly jew-
clty, magnificent s awls, and other beautiful gifts,such
as clocks, watches, illuminated works. &e., to the num
ber of five hundred thousand—worth $300,000.
As the Society expects to remove to tlie New Hall ar
Washington by the middle of uue, the distribution
wilt take place on the
FIRST OF JULY, 1855.
The same rules and regulations that have heretofore
guided tlie Society’s distributions will lie adhered to in
this, and on no account will there lie any postponement
from the day named. All lettcrs-aml communications,
[post paidj for ccrt'fieates, or on business, are to be ad
dressed to the
Southern Office in Washington*
Directed to tlie Secretary, who will answer by return
mail. Single subscribers, remitting ton dollars, will re
ceivc one year’s subscription to any of the Magazines
they may name in their letter, to be forwarded f.co of
Charge forthe time of subscription, one year.
The following list constlmies a part of the
GIFTS FOR J 855*
The splendid House and Lot of the Art Union So
ciety, situated in (!roadway, $30,000
A superb dwelling, the residence ol the lato An
son Suitzer, Esq. 15,000
Tlie beautiful summer residence, Gothic cottage,
and grounds, at Hawk’s Nest, on the Hudson, 20,000
5 small dwelling^. situated on tlie lot belongingto
the Society, in Tld street, 10,000
10 magnificent camel’s hair shawls. They are the
most beautiful work of art ever beheld, 10,000
4 sets of diamond jewelry—consisting of 7 pieces
each—all antique patterns, in a beautiful pearl
jewel box-, 10,000
10 sets ot pearl jewelry, consist in- of 7 pioces
carlt, all different styles, and of l’er.-ian nian’f 5,030
12 gold watches for ladies, very beautiful and cu
rious works of art: one the s:zc of a hall dime, 703
10 watclies for gentlemen, all very heavy of dif
ferent styles and patients, _ 1,300
50 Roudere, Toilet and Dressii g Cases f.ir ladies,
some finished in pearl patterns—lautis XIV. 2,500
1 large clock, a very beautiful Work of art, made
by Lipordi at Cologne, finished in a stylo of
heanty and art unsurpassed, 1,030
1,000 gold thimbles, all different patterns, very
50,000 illuminated albums,- different styles and
On copies of tlie lives of great pafntept. superb’y
hniind, with an engraving ot each artist, 2,000
203 copies of Griswold’s Republican Court, splen
didly bound, with tinted engravings, 4,000
100copies of Boydell’s illustrations'll Sliakspeare.
To the admirers of the great poet, thiswoik
will be an acquisition. 10,000
Venus sending forth Cupid and Hymen—Titian, 2,00;
Beggar Boy—Murillo, " 1,000
Tohitand the Angel—Salvator Rosa, 1,000
Night View—Claudio, 1,000
A Head—Titian, 500
A Head—.Vandyke. 500
Landscape—l’cutssin, „ 500
A Piece—-Guiotto, 500
Battle Piece—Wouverman 500
Landscape—by Claude, 530
There are others by the same artists, all original, be-
ides some splendid pictures hy Allston. Sully. Rey
nolds, Xcagle. Uougbty.CoIe, Chapman. David,Vcrnct,
Stuart, Herbert, Tack, Bennington, Bead, Bartlett.
Schloss,. Huntington Jnliannli, Schmidt, Rembrandt,
Sehaub, Perkins, Lewis. Ellis, Hamilton, and others
fully described in the catalogue, which will be forward
cd on application by lettef, [Hist paid, to tlie Secretary,
who will answer by return mail.
■IERMS- FOR CLUBS.
Clubs of 10, 1 extra certificate,
Clubs of 20, 3 “
Clubs of 53, 8 “ *1
The money in all cases to accompany the application
Draper and Tailor,
College Avenne, Athens, Ga.—four doors
from the Post Office. April 6.
T. BISHOP & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Grocers,
April fi No. 1, Broad street, Athens.
MUTUAL INSURANCE CO.
Hr.vrtD. Weed, Pres.—Jno. R. Wilder, Sec.
mHE above Compary is -ow prepared to lake Fire
1 -Isles in this place, and the adjoining counties, on
avorable terms. Apply to a. J. MAYS, Agent.
LADIES FORMING CLUBS
Will lie entitled to the same terms as above, with I l.e
extra inducement of the present of a magnificent set of
Boudoir Furniture, with rich adored India hangings,
fine India Lace Curtains and every thing of the most
splendid description, to the Ladies’club who will send
tbe largest remittance for certificates.
Postmasters arc authorized to act as agents, and
the postmaster remitting the largest amount for shares
will receive a handsome Gold Watch and Chain,valued
at two hundred dollars. The money must accompany
the application I hy letter, post paid] in all cases, and the
certificate, with the engraving, will he forwarded free
of cliargo by return mail. '
Correspondents are requested to write tlieir address,
with the County, Town. Post Office apd State, plainly,
in order to avoid mistakes. All letters answered hy re
Catalogues of all the Gifts, with value and explana
lion, can he obtained on application to tlie Secretary,to
whom all letters for certificates, &x. must be addressed
ALFRED JOURDAIN, Secretary,
Washington, D. C.
Mwx.titn Lewis, o
Fsaxcii Isoc, > Directors.
FeRXAMDO LlTItCGSTOtr, }
Jan 23 T. W. BAUER, Treasurer.
NEW FALL AND WINTER
At Greatly Reduced Prices!
A RE now receiving a large anil handsome
assortment of all kinds .of goods suited to
this market; and offer great inducements to
those wishing to purchase. They have
Ladies’ Dress Goods.
Consisting of Merinos. Caslunere3, Bomba
zines, French and English Muslin DeLaiues,
Black Alpo.ccus, black Canton cloths, mourn
ing crapes, English crapes, new styles plaid
silks, handsome plaid cashmeres and delanes,
plain black silks, all qualities, French cam
bric, calicoes, ginghams, <tc. A large and
handsome lot of Winter Shawls, Gloves, Ho
siery. nett shirts, <tc. of every style & quality.
Bonnets, Flowers, Ribbons, and all kinds of
trimmings. A large assortment of
GENTLEMEN’S DRESS GOODS.
Cloths, cassimcres, vestings, and all kinds of
goods for men's, boy’s anti children’s wear,
that ure called for. Men’s and boy's Hats,
caps, boots and shoes. Also, ladies and miss
es’ shoes and gaiters of all styles. A large
HARDWARE AND CUTLERY.
Mill Irons,Smut Machines, Mill Saws, Black
smiths Tools, Farmers’ Tools, Rifle and Shot
Guns. Saddles, bridles, harness, sole and up
per leather, springs, axles, and a general as-
soriment of carriage trimmings, stage humes
and traces, Oil cloths, carpetings, mattings,
rugs, boiling cloths, <tc. Also, a large lot of
Sugar, coffee, salt, mol sses, syrup, tea,
pepper, spice, gihgea, Indigo, madder,
suleratus, powder and shot. All of which
they offer at the lowest market prices, either
for cash or on approved credit.
Oct 12 No 2 Granite Row, Athens
NEW FALL GOODs7
William Shear, (Augusta. Ga.)
H AS received from New York his Fall sup
plies of fancy and staple Dry Goods, em
bracing a large and splendid assortment,suit
able for the fall aud winter season, among
Rich fancy colored silks, of new and beauti
ful styles; plain black silks, in great variety
of style and of superior quality;
Rich Paris printed Delaines and fancy all-
wool Plaids; Lupin’s col'd, white and black
Merinoes and plain col’d Delaines; a very-
large supply of small figured all-wool prin
ted Delaines for children, of new and beau-
English and American Fancy Flints, in a
great variety of styles; superior Scotch fancy
Ginghams of new and beautiful winter styles;
Elegant French Embroideries, embracing
Ladies’ collars, chemisetts, undersleeves and
hnndkerchiefs, of flew and splemficT styles; 1
Ladies’.black and colored Cloth Clnaksaud
Talmas, of the latest styles; Ladies’ rich em
broidered and plain Paris silk velvet Clonks;
A large supply of ladies’, misses and chil
dren’s Hosiery,of the best make;
Ladies’ ar-d gentlemen’s superior Gauntlet
Gloves; Ladies’ and misses merino Vests; gen
tlemen’s and youth’g silk and meriuo shirts
Superior Welsh, Saxony, gauze, silk-warp
and heavy Shaker Flannels ; superior Eng
lish colored Flannels for ladies’ sacks; Eng
lish and American Cotton Flannels of extra
A very large soppljfof Mourning Goods,
for ladies’ use, of superior qual ity;
Superior 12-4 lincn^lieetings and pillow
case linens; supeiior 8-4 ifnd 10-4 table damask
and diapers, some of/exira quality; rich di
mask table cloths and napkins, some of extra
size; Scotch and birdseye diapers, extra fine,
for children’s wear; heavy Scotch Diaper
and Huckabacks for towelling;
Superior whitney and merino blankets, of
extra size and quality; stfpr crib blankets.
Also a great variety of other seasonable ar
ticles. suitable for fa mil v and plantation use.
The public arc respectfully invited to call ar.d
examine the assortment.
W. S. especially solicits a call from his long
coutitmed friends and patrons, and assures
them that no exertion on his part shall be
wattling to supply them with the latest and
most desirable styles of goods at tbe lowest
prices. Nov 1(5
fifty master, I soon learned to read my
Bible—this Bible, young as I was, show
ed me that I was a sinner, and a great
one too, it also pointed me to aSavkur:
and I thank God ihatl have found mercy
at the hands of Christ,' and I am not
ashamed to confess him before the
To try him still farther, six-shillings
were then offered him for the Bible.—
“ No;” said he; for it has been my sup-
From the Nashville Truw Whig. i
A SPIRITUALIST THROWN IN
TO CONSTERNATION. !
As I was travelling a few weeks since
in a stage coach filled with passengers, |
we had representatives of every clime— ■
the Dutchman, the Jew, the inquisitive
Yankee, &c. We laughed, we talked, *7’ n T” " C * T “ V Sap ~
and cracked jokes, and a merrier party f !f om L ™ do " i ^ngry
. - J . . “ rS and weary, often have I sat down bv
never met in a coach befure. One of the ways jd e to read my Bible, and have
TSSnn ‘ }U °T 9e ' wa8a0€ fj found refreshment from jt.” Thus dTd
dapper imle chap^ that any one would j ericnce the C on S olation ^ t^
take fur a Methodist parson, but for his p saIm ^ st when he M “ Thy com-
Si 8 of wit, of which he was forts have refreshed my soul.” He was
overflowing Not only in wit did he then asked « What xv.ll you do when
abound, but also a great deal of useful ■ - , . V . . ,, ,
information. He bad beoo a great tra- : 2 i - T y °“l 0ntle
veler—knew ever, railread, steamboat 1 ‘ m “ r J ?-
and canal route in or out of the United, S? ' e My
ii n - - Bible tells me,” said he, “ when my
.Jj I., a. _._ U J father and mother forsake me, then the
Lord will take me up.” The man could
go no farther, for the tears choked his
JAMES M. ROYAL,
H A RNE SSMAKERj
H AS removed his shop to Mitchell's old
Tavern, oue door east of Grady «t Nich
olson's—where he keeps always on hand n
general assortment of articles in his line, and
is always ready to fill orders in the best style.
Jaa 26 * tf
T HE undersigned have on hand a general
STAPLE DRY GOODS,
GROCERIES AND HARDWARE.
which they will sell low for cash or barter
Gall and examine.
April 13 P. A. SUMM BY & BRO.
CASH AND SHORT CREDITS.
91. I*. HALLOWELL & CO.
T F, K M S .
C AP 11 lttiyerj will receive a discount of.'IX per cent
if tlie money be paid in par funds, tvitfiin ten davi
from date of bill.
Un urrent money only taken at its par value on the
dav it-ia received.
To merchants of undoubted .-tandin?, a credit of SIX
months will bo Riven, it desired.
Where money is remitted in advance of maturity, _
discount at the rate of TWELVE per cent per annum
will be allowed.
riitCF.S FOR GOODS UNIFORM.
In again calling the attention of the trading commu
nity to the above terms, we announce that notwithstan
ding the general depression in commercial affairs thro’-
out the country, the system of business adopted by tig
more than a year since, and to which we shall rigidly
adhere, enables us to offer for the coming Spring season
our usual assortment of
P URSUANT to an order of tbe Court of Or
dinary ot Clarke county, will be sold be
fore the court house door of said county, on
tlie first Tuesday in March next, during the
legal hours of sale, the Tract of Land (wid
ow’s dower excepted)’ whereon Thomas N.
Epps, late t>f said county, deceased, resided
at the time of his death, containing two hun
dred and ninety-seven and one-third acres,
more or less, about two miles from Watkins-
ville, on which is a comfortable dwelling-
house and oilier necessary outbuildings. Also
at the same time and place, will be sold one
negro man, by the name of Jim, about fifty
years old. All to be sold as the property of
said deceased, for tbe benefit of his heirs and
creditors. Terms, credit till the 25th of De
cember next,with note and approved security.'
janll WM.EPPS, Adm’k.
I SHALL apply to the Ordinary of Clarke
County, nt the March Term next of the
Court of Urdinary, tor leave to sc-11 the ne
groes belonging to the estate of Evaline S.
DccI4 JOHN CALVIN JOHNSON, Ex.
$150 to $200 per Month!!
I WILL send instructions by which any
person can make from $150 to $200 per
month, without traveling or peddling, and
with the smallest amount of capital. This is
no receipt of any kind whatever. I will for
ward the above instructions nndall the arts
and receipts of value, ns advertised in the
different papers of the United States, free of
postage, to any person sending me the small
sum of one dollar, post paid.
E. S. SHIPLEY, Kingston,
rr'-' Ross County, Ohio.
New Silk and Fancy Goods,
risine one of tbe largest and most splendid stocks
i America; to which we will receive con-
stiintariditioi'3 throughout tbe season, of new and deei
ruble goods ftom our
nOUSE IN PARIS.
Jan 23 2m
(long nnd short) together-
ess attached—iust printed
Office* Also, various
on baud—as, indeed,
printing—can be fur-
T HE copartnership in the Franklin Job Office, here
tofore existing, under the firm of Christy k Ketsea,
is this day disselved hy mutual consent. The business
will be continued by J. H. Christy—by whom tbe uebts
of the lato concern will be paid, and who a'one is au
thorised to collect the demands due to it.
- JOHN H. CHRISTY,
Athens, Jan 11 JS55. WILLIAM KELSEA.
' ' ' —; ' '' - 1 ; ;
~ _ I Pay up!
rtMlE undersigned most earnestly requests all person
1 indebt-d to the late firms of Uhsutt* Kiuii A
UunxE. and CHEtirrfc Kruti—as also those owing
him individually—to Fay up at one-: Many of
there <-lai ins have been outstanding a longtime, and xu.
must absolutely be settled without delay.
He mists that a sense of right and justice will lead
everyone ihdcbttd to settle np immediately. If, how
ever. U shall tum out that lie is mistaken in this, he will
be forced, however reluctantly, to “ try what virtue
there is in”—-mw! janl* J- H. CHRISTY.
rclinary of said County.
W HEREAS, Eleanor H. Lowery, formerly
Eleanor H. Overby, guardian of Sarah
A. L. Overby,minor of Thomas Overby .deceas
ed, is desirous of obtaining Letters Dismissory
from said guardianship—
It is therefore, upon the application of said
guardian, ordered by the Court, that all per
sons concerned, appear at the regular term of
this Court, to be held on the first Monday in
March next, to show cause why saidguardian
should not be dismissed from said guardian
A true copy from the minutes of said court,
at a regular term thereof, held this 8th day of
janl 1 ASA M. JACKSON, Ordinary
i’S Magical Pain Eradicator,
Rheumatism, Bruises, Sprains,
Swellings, Ax. is eminently superior to any
other external remedy for these stubborn dis
eases. Alt who have used it, can testify to
its efficacy. For sale by *
W. H.«t J. TURPIN,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists,
Broad st, Augusta, Ga
aad by all Druggists throughout tbe State
mation freely, and let fly his fun right
Our conversation turned upon a land
lord that we had to sup and lodge with
that night. He had become a convert
to spiritualism. Our little friend remark
‘‘Let me alone, I shall put his courage
to the test, and see how he likes spirits
from the other world ”
In due course of time the stage drew
up before the hotel, and our host, with
his broad face all smiles, greeted us—
‘‘Walk in, gentlemen; fine weather
and such remarks as are made when
strangers meet. At supper, our landlord
turned the conversation on spiritualism,
when, lo,and behold! three distinct raps
catne from the table, then rap, rap, from
the side-board. Our host trembled in
every limb—turned pale, and in"a faint,
weak voice, asked if a spirit was present.
Then a voice from the chimney was
“Joe Baily, you are a doomed man ;
I am the spirit of your dad.”
“And I am the spirit of your grand
dad,” came from the closet.
And from' under the table a voice ex
“Joe Baily! Joe Bail/! quit your
evil ways—give up rum drinking, and
the tom-foolery of table-rapping, or the
spirits of evil will catch you.”
Our landlord’s teeth rattled like dice
in a box, and fairly creeping from the
diaing room on his hands and knees, he
sought his own room, aud all night we
heard him sigh, pray and groan. In the
morning he looked pale and haggard.
When we offered to settle our bills a
voice from the bosom of the inn-keeper
“Gentlemen, you have not a cent to
Down he dropped m a chair, which
he had hardly touched when a squall as
if from a dozen cats was heard under
him. Such a bound as he m^de F never
saw the like of.
“O, Lord ’ geutlemen, I am confound
ed—the Spirits will be the death of
‘•No,” said otir little friend, “there
are no spirits that kill except that which
you take from the rutn bottle, and that
will kill soul and body. You had better
sign the pledge,” continued Wyman,
the Ventriloquist, for he was our little
friend who so frightened the landlord.
The latter made up his mind to do so.
and concluded that all spirits were hum
NOTHING LIKE THE BIBLE.
AN AFFECTING jiu> remakable tale
The circumstance itself occurred in
the town of Warrington, and was related
there at a Bible meeting, by a gentle
man of respectability and veracity con
nected with the Society.
The circumstance was introduced in
the following words: About three years
ago, two little boys, decently clothed
the eldest appearing about thirteen, and
the younger eleven, called at the lodg
ing-house for vagrant-*, in this town, for
a night’s lodging. The keeper of the
House (very properly) took them to the
vagrants’ office to be examined; and if
proper objects, to be relieved. The
account they gave of themselves was ex
tremely affecting, and no doubt was en
tertained of its truth. It appears that
but a few weeks had elapsed since these
poor little wanderers had resided with
their parents in London. The typhus
fever however, in one day carried off
both father and mdther, leaving the or
phans in a wide world, without home
and without friends. Immediately after
the last tribute had been paid to their
parents’ memory, having an uncle living
in Liverpool, poor and destitute as they
they resolved to go and throw
utterance, and they both wept together.
They had in their pockets tickets, as
rewards for their good conduct, from
the school to which they belonged, and
thankfulness and humility were visible
in all their' deportment.
At night, these two orphans, bending
their knees at the side of the bed, com
mitted themselves to the care of their
Heavenly Fatfer—to Him whose ears
are open to the prayers of the poor and
destitute; aud to* Him who* has said,
Call upon me in the day of trouble ; I
will deliver thee, and thou shait glorify
me.” The next morning these refresh
ed little wanderers arose early, dressed
themselves for their journey, and set out
for the town of Liverpool: and may He
who hears the ravens when they cry,
hear and answer their petitions, guide
them through time, and bless them in
eternity !—Christian Index.
A BEAUTIFUL STORY.
The most beautiful and affecting in
cident I know, associated with a ship
wreck, is the following:
The Grosvenor, an East Indiaman,
homeward bound, goes ashore on the
coast of Caffraria. It is resolved that
the officers, passengers, and crew, in
number one hundred and thirty-five
souls, shall endeavor t to penetrate on foot,
across trackless deserts infested by wild
beasts and cruet savages, to the Dutch
settlements at the Cape of Good Hope.
With this forlorn object before them
they finally separate into two parties,
never more to meet on earth.
There is a solitary child among the
passengers, a little boy of seven years
old, who has no relation there ; and
when the first party is moving away he
cries after some member of it who has
been kind to him. The crying of a child
might be supposed to be a little thing
to men in such great extremity ; but it
touches them, and he is immediately
taken into that detachment; from a which
time forth this child is sublimely made
a sacred charge. He is pushed on a
little raft across broad rivers by the
swimming saiiors ; they carry him by
turns through the deep sand and long i
“ Be very gentle with her my son, r
said Mrs. Butler, as she tied on her little
girl’s bonnet, and sent her out to play
with her elder brother.
They had not been out very long be
fore a cry was heard, and presently
Julius came in, and threw down his hat,
“ I hate playing with girls. There’s
no fun with them ; they cry in a minute.”
“ What have j’on been doing to your
sister T I see her lying there on the
gravel walk; you have torn her frock
and pushed her down. Iam afraid you
Forgot my caution to he gentle."
•* Gentle ! Boys can’t be gentle,
mother it is their natrre tabe rough, and
hardy, and boisterous. They are the
stuff soldiers and sailors are made of.
It’s very well to talk of a gentle girl;
but a gentle boy—it sounds ridiculous!
I should be ready to knock a fellow
down for calling me so!”
“Yet, Julius, a few years hence,you
would be very angry if any were to say
you were not a gentleman.”
“ A gentleman. I had never thought
of dividing the word that way before.
Being gentle always seems to me like
being weak and womanish.”
“ This is so far from being the casee
my son, that you will always find the
bravest men are the most gentle. The
spirit of chivalry that you so ranch admir,
was a spirit of the noblest courage and
the utmost gentleness combined. Still
I dare say you would be rather called a
manly than a gentle boy?”
“ Yes, indeed, mother.”
“Well, then,my son, it is my great
wish that you should endeavor to unite
the two, Show yourself manly when
you are exposed to danger, or see others
in peril; be manly when called on to
speak the truth, though the speaking ol
it may bring reproach upon you ; be
manly when you are in sickness and pain.
And at the same time be gentle, whe
ther you be with females or men. By
putting the two spirits together, you de
serve a. name, which, perhaps, you will
not so greatly object to,”
“ I see what you mean, dear mother.
and I will endeavor to be what you wish,
a gentle, manly boy.”
Women of great moral and personal
beauty are sometimes deceived in their
choice, ami their, soureJ lij disappoint
ment, they get deceived again and again,
till at last wheel they meet one whom
they love, they are no longer deserving
of his affection.
Woman is a mysterious poem which
must be read many times to be under
stood ; he who has never loved but once,
knows the sex better than he who made
a new conquest every day for twenty
The heart of the young girl is like R
nest where the little swallow chirps
shows its head, tries its wings, and
watches the favorite moment to fly.
The heat t of a young girl in Live is
often a sanctuary of gold with an idol
The heart of an old coquette resent
bles an Egyptian tomb filled with mum
grass, lie pi.ientl, walking at all oll.cr o!d ma ; dj era, when
times; they share with him such putrid
fish as they find to eat; they lie down
and wait for him when the rough car
penter, who becomes his especial friend,
lags behind. Beset by lions and tigers,
by savages, by thirst and hunger, by
death in a crowd of ghastly shades they
never—oh, Father of all mankind, thy
name be blessed for it!—forget this
child. Tlie captain stops exhausted,
and his faithful coxswain goes back
and is seen to sit down by his side, and
neither of the two shall be any more
beheld until the great last day; but, as
the rest go on for their live*, they take
the i^iild with them. The carpenter
dies of poisonous berries eat in starva
tion ;■ and the steward, succeeding to
the command of the party, succeeds to
the sacred guardianship of the child.
God knows all he does for the poor
baby. He cheerfully carries him in his
arms when he himself is weak and ill;
how he feeds him when he himself is
griped with want; how he folds his rag
ged jacket around him, lays his little
warm fide with a woman’s teuderness
upon his sunburnt breast, soothes him
in his sufferings, smgs to him as he
limps along unmindful of his own parch
ed and bleeding feet. Divided for a
few days from the rest, they dig a grave
in the sand and bury their good friend
the cooper—-.these two companions
alone in the wilderness—and the time
comes when they are both ill, and beg
their wretched partners in despair, re
duced and few in numbers now, to wait
They wait by them
unoccupied, is sometimes double bolted,
while at others the door is on the
True love cannot struggle against the
artillery of coquettes; it is only the
heartless who can resist such weapons
and is it they who by a law of Provi
denee, gite us our revenge.
The woman of forty years never com
promises her suitors; like England
she shows how to colonize.
The most indolent persons are often
the most indefatigable in their loves.
One is sad after an unrequited pas
sion, as after a bankruptcy.
The woman whom misfortune has
rendered distrustful, or whom success
has rendered confident, is incapable of
Love is the sole passion which can he
paid in its own coinage.
The influence of women is far too
great; the influence of woman is far too
A woman who pleases everybody de
Prudery is the worst of avarice.
In love we doubt most when we be
The more one loves a woman tlie
more courage it requires to approach
The following lists are selected from
the Almanac of tbe Fxmdon Ptfnub for
Truth for Teetotaller*.—The porter
that is stout will carry the biggest man
beyond the bound of discretion.
Information for Innocents.—AVhen
anybody talks much about his trials,
there is some reason to believe him to
be a thief.
A Meal Blessing to Motheff.—=
Couldn’t somebody invent a soap which
would enable mammas to get their
daughters off their hands ?
Memorandum for the Month of March*
.—To young ladies—Now make up you/
minds and.choose your lover, consider
ing tint you may have too many chaps
on your hands.
The Position of the Eyes in Mcut.~
A sagacious old gentleman remarks how
fortunate it is that our eyes do not pro
ject like those of some animals^ for if
they did, what a number of boys we
should see making faces at us behind otfr
A Married LoOer'.—A hen p&’&edf
husband declared that the longer he
lived the more he was smitten.
Rule for Young Housekeepers—The
smallest possible waste, without pinch*
Hints to Householders.—Honesty may
be the best policy; but the next best
a policy of assurance.
Health and Beatify.—The young lady
who is unable to sport a riding habit
should get into a walking habit.
FACTS ABOUT THE UNITED
The United States are composed of
thirty-one States and nine Territories.
They contain a population of 25,000,-
000, of whom 21,000,000 are White.
The extent of sea coast 12,6^ miles/
The length of its ten principal riVer*
is 20,000 miles.
The number of miles of Railway in
operation is 20,000,which cost $600,000,-'
The length of canals is 5,000 miles.
It contains the longest railway on the
globe—the Illinois Central—which "t»
The annual value of its agricufturaf
productions is $200,000,000.
Its most valuable production is Indian?
corn, which yields annually 400,000.000
bushels. ™r , ,
The affioufit ufregisleretf and enrolled
tonnage is 5,407,010 tons.
The amount of capital inverted irf
manufactures is $609,000,000.
The amount of foreign imports in 1853,
was $267,978,947—and of its export*
The annual amount of irtte/rtal
trade is $600,000,000.
The annual value of the products Of
labor (other than agriculture) is $l,50ff,^
The value of its farms and live s(6CK
Its mines of gold, copper, lead, and
iron, are among ihe richest in the world.
The value of gold produced is $100,-*
The surface of its coat fidlds h 138,43d
square acres.- ’
Its receipts • for customs &e., &c„ W
1652, was $51,472,275, and its expen
Within her borders are S0.000 schools,
20,000 academies, 23’4 colleges,’ and
3, c 00 churches.
themselves upon his protection. Tired,
therefore, and faint, they arrived in this by them one day. .
town on their way. Two bundles con- [ one day; they wait by them two days,
tained their little all. In the youugest 1 On the morning of the third they move
boy’s pocket was found, neatly covered very very softly about in making their
and carefully preserved, a Bible. The preparations for the resumption of their
keeper of the lodging-house, addressing journey, for the child is sleeping by the
tbe little boy, said, “ You have neither fire, and it is agreed with one consent
money or meat, will you sell me this that-he shall not be disturbed uutil the
Bible? I will give you five shillings lastmomenL The moment comes; the
for it.”-“ No,” exclaimed be, (the tears fire is dying; and the child is dead,
rolling down his youthful cheeks,) “ Pll His faithful friend, the steward, lin-
starve first.” He then said: “There gers but a little while behind him.- His
are plenty of books to be bought besides grief is great. He staggers on fora
this; why do you love this Bible so few days, lies down in tbe wilderness,
much ?” He replied, “ No book has and dies. But he shall be reunited in
stood my friend so much as my Bible.” his immortal spirit—who can doubt it?
“Why, what has your Bible done for with the child,, where he and the poor
you ?” he said. He answered : “ When carpenter shall be raised up
I was a little boy, about seven years of words “ Insomuch as yc ha
age. I became a Sunday scholar in Lon- unt3 the least of these, ye have clone it
don. Through the) kind attention of unto me;-”
A Child’s Notion.—A little girl
had been playing in the street until she
had been pretty well covered with dust.-
In trying to wash it off, she did’nt use
water enough to prevent the dust from
rolling up in little balls upon her arms
In trouble she applied to her brother,, a
little older than herself,- for a solution of
the mystery. It was at once, to his
satisfaction at least, thus explained :
“Why, Sis, you’re made of dusl,and if
you don’t stop you’ll wash yourself away!
This opinion, coming from an older
brother, was decisive, and the washing
A FIRST RATE HIT.
If our “stern-wheel CSqrffrtitV’ datii
like tlie following, they need not “pKeff
in" to us, as one of their own tribe told
us the tale.
A very okl and somewhat pettish gen
tleman was oonring tfp* the riVer :r few
weeks ago, nnd got pariiciilariy out of
'humor with the captain of the stern
wheel craft,- and in his wruth damned
the captains of strclr bouts /generally.
The following conversation w:i's hesttrf
between him and his little boy, nx.. they,
approached the “Cave of the RoCk,”
about which the lad had heard raonstO-"
And is that the cave ? asked ike 6«*y,
a« the boat finally got opposite the hole.-
‘•Yes, m'y son, that is the cave?'
‘‘And, papa, did bad robbers use to’
live tliefe, and kill pco‘, le.”
Yes, nvy boy—they stole everything
and killed every body they could. They
were great scoundrels.’’
Well, papsi,-what Las'become of fdl
these bad met/.” , / ■ >
The old genttem'an scratched his head,’
and finally snswered r
“Why, you see, they were nil captur
ed, and soitte were sent to jail, and some
were hung, but some of tho greatest me
scals got away.” ..
‘And what has became of them, papa?
“Why,” said tint old gentleman whb tf
great scowl, “they got away froth the po
lice officers, and became captains <f these
d—d stem-wheel boats ’"—Montgomery
Mail,- I*-;",- . __
A Good Pun.—One of the wittiest
bijous in the way of punning was perpe
trated a few nights ago by a gentleman of
Portsmouth, at the Ladies’ Fair.
A lady wished a seat. A portly, hand
some gentleman brought one instanter
and seated the lady.
‘Oh, you're a Jewel,’ said she.
‘Oh no, ? replied he, ‘I am a Jeweller;
I have just set a Jewel.’
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P’en^ltie^ of Eminence.— I he"
price of immortality is death ; tbe pena
lity of Superiority is pain. We rmrrt
wrestle for every victory,- without aljf
ways being sure that we have fai>r
play. There are thousands in the v?6Tl(f
who’ would pluck plumage troin another
without dreaming of wearing it them
selves. To rise into command of trumph
is equally beyond their imagination and
their hope ; but there is a pleasure un
speakable which they enjoy in pulling
1 down their neighbors :o their own level.-