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.-.V--' oi, TBS DESERTKE. . :
la 1800, there was in the' 12tb Regi
ment of the line, then in Garrison, at jBtras.
burg, Sergeant by toe Dome of Peter Pe.
toi'9, who was from the half barbarous,
half civilized," portion of Burgundy, known
under the name of Morvan, and whom his
comrades always called Peter Fuarnaught,
He was a brave man io every sense of the
word, as his companions said, brave among
the brave. Always .the first and the last
where the fire was the hottest, ho passed
for loving only two things, the smell of
gun powder, and the i hissing or bullets.
Those who had seen him on the field of
battle, the eye glaring, the nostrils expand.
edTrushtng into tbeThickesrTneteerwere
accustomed to ay- thnt -the-field-of earn
age was the ball room of Peter Fear,
naught. . ..
One day Peter took it into his head to
address a letter to his Colonel, asking a
furlough fr the purpose of tending tho sick
bed of his mother, who was dangerously
ill ; he added that his paralytic father, who
was then seventy-eight years of age, was
incapable of taking care of his poor wife
He promised to return as soon as the health
The Colonel returned for an answer to
P. Petois, that from one moment to anoth
er the regiment might expect to enter tho
campaign, and consequently bo might ex
pect neither furlough nor permission.
Peter said nothing more about it.
A fortnight passed over ; and a second
letter Reached the Colonels-Peter announc
ed to the Colonel that his mother was dead,
having hadHhe grief of not seeing her son
before her death ; she had wished as a ten.
der mother to give him her la9t blessing.
He said he was not able to make known
the motive for askirigxit j it was a family
secret ; but ho earnestly supplicated the
Colonel not to refuse him this favor.
Peter's secoud letter had no more sue-
cess thanthe first Tho Captain of the
Dobr soTdier rherelv saididhiih :"Peter,
aorry for the death of your old molherbut
he cannot give the perjriission you solicit,
for to-morrow tho regiment quits otras
Ah t tlie regiment quits StrasburgJ and
where are we Eoinp;, if you please T
Into Austria. We are going to visit
Vienna, my bravo fellow. AVe are going
to fight the Austrians this is good news is
- it -not T Wor.-'t-you- enjoy-yoursclf -my
brave boyT -
Peter said nothing; he seemed plunged
in profound thought. The Captain took
his hand, and shook it vigorously. Well !
apeak are you deaf to-dny 1 I announc
ed that before eight days we shall fight the
Austrians you don't thank- me for the
good news, you do not seem even to hear
4 Excuse me. Captain, I have perfectly
understood you, and I thank you for your
new it is excellent.'
4 There, that is something like,'
I Well, then, Captain, you think this
permission cannot be obtained.'
4 Are you mad ? . A leave of absence on
tho eve of beginning the campaign.
' I forgot that we are just entering upon
the campaign ; and at such times they are
never granted.' -
No one thinks of asking.'
7 You are right. Captain it would have
theppeArancpf wantingJo8neaka,way I
so that I will give it up, and do without
4 That's right, Poter.
The. next day the Twelfth entered Ger.
" Tho next day Peter Fearnaught desert
Throe months after, while the Twelfth,
after having gathered in the fields of Wag
ram an ample harvest of glory, made a tri
umphant entry into Strasburg, Peter Peto.
is was ignominiously brought back to his
regiment by a guard of soldiers.
A court martial was held. Peter Petois
is accused of deserting at the very time
when the regiment expected to confront the
The court martial presented a singular
spectacle-On ono side, the accuser said :
Peter Petois, you, one of the bravest
soldiers of tbe army, on whose breast shines
the star of honor : you, who have never in.
curred a punishment nor a reproach frbtj
your ofticers ; you could not leave your
regiment, leave it almost on the ere of bat
tle, without having a powerful motive.
This motive the court demands to know,
for it would be happy to be able, if Dot to
acquit yoa, wniclut neither ought nor can,
at least to recommend yoa to tbe goodness
.of the Emperor.' .. .-.-,.
: On the other, ,the accused answered :
; I have deserted without reason, without
motive, I do not repent, Ifitwere to do
again, I should not hesitate. ; I have merit
ea death -condemn me. . ,
Then witneises camo forward 5 who said
' Peter Petofs has deserted, wo know,
but still it is iriprcdible.1, , ,
s - Others t -Putcr,Petio-Js- jnsane ; the
court cannot cpodcron an insane man. It
is not to death but to tho hospital he should
be sent.' . h ' , '
This idcajys very near being acted up.
onTTorlherefas not one of the judges woq
did not consider the desertion of Peter
Fcarnaught asjone of those singular events
scarely possibb ; which no one compre.
hends, but wlmh all are forced to admiL
However thd" prisoner showed himself $a
logical in persevering in claiming a con
demnator verdict, it was with a frankness
so audacious that he proclaimed his crime,
constantly repcuting that he did not regret
it; tho firmness of which he gave proof
seemed so like bravado, that the court could
not take refuge in clemency. , Sentence of
death was pronounced. ; t ,
When Peter's sentence was read" to him,
he showed no signs of emotion. "They
pressed him to sue for pardon ; ho positive
As all were certain that at the bottom of
this affair thero was somo strango mvstory ,
it was decided that the execution of Peter
should be deferred. Tho convict was ta
ken back to hu military prison, where jt
was announced to him, that by special fa
vor, ho had thrco days allowed him to pre
8eht1iis petition ; he bowed in silence,
i n mo middle ot tneingnr, wnion pre-
ceded tho day fixed for the execution, the
door of reter s coll slowly -opened on its
hinge8,an undcj lieutenant of the Young
Guard approached the camp-bed on which
tho condemned man was in a peaceful
slumber, and after having contemplated
him for somo tiino in silence he awoke him.
Peter opened wide his eyes, looking around
him'-Ah !' said he, tho hour has como.'
No, Peter,' replied the officer, 4 not yet
4 And what do you want with me V
4 Peter, you do not know me, but I know
you. I saw you on tho bloody battle field
ot Austerlitz, where, you behaved liko a
bravo man. Since that day, Peter j I con-
ceived for you a lively and sincere esteem.
On. tay arrival yesterday at Strasburg, I
learnt your crime and your condemnation.1
As the keeper of tho prison is ono of my
relations, 1 have obtained permission to
come and say to you Peter, that ono doom
ed to die often regrets not having a friend
near to him to whom he might open hu
heart, and confidosome holy duty, that he
would wish to liavj fulfilled. Poter, allow
mc, and I wil be ihat friend.'
4 Thanks, comiado, replied Peter, dri-
"Have you nothing to say to me t
1 1 uuiiiil.
What ! not a Ust word for a lover, for
A lover ? a sister? I never had one.
For thy father, then ?
4 Iliave a father no more. Two months
ago hoNlicd in my arms.'
4 For thv mother ?' ', s
; 4 For my mother,' laid Peter, whose
voice suddenlyundorvvtnt a profound al
teration for my mothw Ah - comrade
pronounce not that naihe, for look ye, I
have never named it in' tmr heart without
feeling myself moved Ike a child. Even
now. if 1 were to spcall of her
4 Well, Peter.'
4 I should ween it b not manly to weep.
Weep !' continued he, with fervor, 4 weep
when I have hut a few moments to Jive.
Ah ! that would not show a stout .heart !
4 You are too seven) comrade. Thank
Mod, I have. 1 believe, asstout. JicarL as
most pcoplo, and yet Twerp without shame
in speaking of my mother.
4 It'is true,' said Peter; hastily seizin
the hand of the Lieutenant, 4 you are
man, are you a soldier, and yet do you not
blush to weep f
4 In thinking of my mother t No, ccr-
4 She is so good, she loves me so much,
and I love herso.L
4 She loves you ! you love tier T Oh ?
then I will tellyoualLi My hcartis-futtfI3n,Pe'
it flows over ; and however strange may
.v .. . t - T
uppuar-rcryou mc scniimcnis wmcii ani
mate mc, you will not laugh at them I em
sure. Listen,) then, for what you said a
little while ag is very true. It is a happy
thing when one. is going to die, to havo a
heart into which You are willing to
hear me ?'
4 1 listen, Petor. The man that is going
to die can only excitg sympatbylmd com.
4 You must know, then, that since I
camo into the world, there is but one per.
son, that I have loved that is my mother!
But her I loved, as one loves nothing else,
with all my life, and with all my soul.
When a child, I read in her eyes, as she
read in mine; I guessed her thoughts she
already knew mine ; she was all to me I
was all to her. I nevjr had either lover or
friend. When I was called under the co
lors, when they told me I must quit her,
was seized with a fit of desoair and declar.
ed that though they employed violence they
should not separate me alive from my mo.
l nr:.u j .-i , '. - .
uwr. iui wora, ane. woo was a noiv
Peter,' said $hc, yon must go j I wish
: I knelt and said, to her, molher, I go.' .
Peter,' she continued, yotf have been
a good son I thank you then only for it-
put the duties of a son are not the only du
ties a man has to fulfil, livery citizen bo
longs to his country. She calls you, obey !
You are going to be a soldier ; from this
moment your life belongs to you no long-
er ; you owo it to your country. : ir her in
terest demand, give freely. - If it please
God that you should die before me, I shall
not give away to my grief, but will say,
4 He hath : taken . sway, blessed be the
game of the : Lord ! Depart, then
and if you love me do youftluty '."
5 ' 4 Oh ! J have - ever remembered her
words. 4 Do your duty !' said she1 i the
duty of a soldier is to go straight forward
thfough all perils without hesitation, with,
out inflection, i J ha ve done so. Those who
saw me thus rush into the hottest of the
fight, 4there goes a brave man!' They
would havo enid with more reason t 4 There
goes a man who loves his mother !'
4 One day I received a letter ; I learned
from it thaL she was sick, my poor dear
mother. I asked for a furlough ; it was
not granted. " I recollect her last words :
if you lovo mo, do your duty.'. I was re.
signed. Shortly after I heard she was
4 1 was no longer master of myself. At
all risks, in spite of all opposition, I deter,
mined to. see - my native place. From
whence camo thisovepowering desire to see
again the spot where my mother diod t I
Dm going to tell ; and sinco you have a mo
ther, since you lovo her, apd she loves
you, you will comprehend mc'
mi n B M
l no peasants ot worven are ot a sim
-plr nnrl rTii;dnlou,g nature ; wo have neither
the instructions nor the science that they
have in cities, but we have our beliefs ; the
i r .i . t. -i ?
people ot me cny can incm our supersti
tions. What signifies tho name T Super
stitions or beliefs, and cunning would he
be, who could tear them from our hearts.
Well the one to which wo are tho most
attached is that which attributes to the pri
mal flower which blooms upon a grave, a
virtue, so that he who gathers it is certain
ly nevertcrforgctlha dead, "and isnssurcd
of never being forgotten by them. A be;
lief precious and frightful ! with it death
has nothing frightful ; for apart from oblivi
on, death is nothing more than a tranquil
sleepTlhan jeposo after a long fatigueT""
4 This flower, I longed to see bloom. I
departed 1 After ten days of a long and
painful-march,-1 -reached -Ttunflaternat
grave. The earth appeared to have been
just moved ; no flowers had yet bloomed.
I waited) Six weeks were gone ; then I
saw a li.tlc flower of an azuro bluo opening
its leaves to tho first rays of the rising sun.
It was ono of those flowers which the learn
ed name a myosotis but which our rural
and simple peasants call, 4 Forget mo not.'
In gathering it, I shed tears of happiness,
for it seemed to me this little flower was the
shade of my mother, that nho had left
prcseoceT and -under the form of that- flow
i . 1 1
er sue naa reiurneu again 10 join me.
Nothing retained me in the country,
for my father followed my mother to the
grave ; besides I possessed my precious
flower ; what more did I need ? The recol.
ieciionoftho maternal adviceTelurncd :
4 Do your duty'lll sought-tho guardand
said to them, I have deserted, arrest me.'
Now I am going to die, and if, as you
lia : vcassu ifed rrie7'I tiavo 1 rTy ouHaT iiend7l
shall dia without regret, for you will render
mo the service I expect of you. This flow
er, which at the peril of my life I gathered
upon a grove, is here in this bog suspended
on my heart. Promise me, to watch and
see, that they separate it not from me. It
is the bond which unites me to my mother,
and if I thought it would bo broken I should
die without courage. Do you promise me
that you will comply with my wishes ?'
4 Give me your hand ; let me press it to
my heart f How I am bound to' you for
your goodness to me ! If God in his wis-;
dom should give me life a second time, 4
would consecrate it to your service.'
The two friends separated.
The next day arrived, at the place desig
nated for tho execution, tho fatal sentence
had just been read, when low murmurs
were heard, and then loud and long cries
burst from the ranks, 4 the Emperor ! it is
He Appeared, descended from his horse,
then with his short and rapid step,' walked
direct to the prisoner.
'Peter,' said he, Peter 'looked up; he
seemed as if he wished to speak, but was
struck with indescribable stupor in rccogni.
sing in the emperor Napoleon, the under,
lieutenant of the evening before.
4 Peter,' continued the Emperor, 1 re.
member your words of last' nighu " God
gives you a second life, consecrate it not to
me but to France ! She is also a good and
worthy mother ! Love her as you loved
the other. ti'
Loud and long were' the cheers, as Be
moved off. " " " '
Some years aftefJTeter, who was then a
Captain in the Old Guard, fell upon the
field of Waterloo. Mortally wounded, be
still found strength enough to cry with a
firm voice," Vive I Jimpereur, Vive la
France 1 Vive ma mere !' From the
Frvyh. , 7 7 . , ... ...
Johx J. Cbittendex has been elected by
the Legislature of Kentucky to supply the
TT Jonw Biusxj, Eo. of JMobUe. Abu, but re
cently of this Stale, hi been appoint! by Got.
rUtfttrtdk, Judgo of Ui 10th Judicial Circuit
Surface Manuring. ;
' r ; November 20th, 1841.
In your Weekly Register, dated the l2th
of this mocth, I find that one of your South
Carolina correspondents, has requested me
to inform lam, 4 whether 1 have made any
further experiments" fri addition to those
which I mentioned in your second volume
relative to tho surface application of ma
nures ; an j what my present opinion is on
that subject." It gratifies me to reply that
since tKat Sme and have witnessed several
made by others all of which without
single exception, contribute to confirm the
opinion there expressed that surface ma,
nuring Is lest. ' ' ; . S 7
. It is rue thnt nearly all these trials were
made oricowpened land and in the follow.
ing manner. : The pens were made as car,
ly in the spring as it is customary to pen
cattle, during the whole season they were
kept of (he same size and the same number
of cattle pened in them. They were mo
ved at regular intervals of time when they
were alternately ploughed up and left un
ploughed. In the following spring they
were planted in corn to be followed by
wheat in the tall ; and in all these cases
both the corn and the wheat on tho un.
ploughed pens were so much better than
what grew where the pens had been plough
ed up that the lines of each pen might bo
traced as plainly as if the fences had still
been standing. These are indisputable
facts, and are now so generally known in
my part of the country that it is now a very
rare thing to see cow-pens ploughed up as
soo na the. fence. isL-remQYCiL
Still I am aware that 44 the derisive stare
of incredubility," which seems to have as
much annoyed your South Carolina correr.
pondent, will be equally excited against my
self in somo parts of our country far north
of him. But if bo will take my advice ho
will e en let them deride or stare as may
best suit their fancy, for such persons ge
nerally belong to a class of men far too
happy in their own conceits to receive the
8ma1!esrtericfii from any iliing that cither
he or I could say on this or any subject.
For his own satisfaction, however, 1 will
respectfully suggest that, if he will examine
tho matter further, he will hnd lhatjhcjnq
dus operandi of manures applied to the sur
face of land can be explained on philoso
phical principles in a manner quite as satis,
factory as any other faefln relation to ma.
nures, notwithstanding the prevalent opinion
amongst his acquaintances may be directly
opposed to his own.
1 remain, dear sir, yours, very sincerely,
Jas. M. Granett.
OF THE EEV. STEPHEN B. BALCH, A REVOLC-
TlOXiRT SOLDIER AND CLERGYMAN.
In 1773,he setput farUeorgia.where
ho commenced the study of divinity ; and
jn-4ho wH r-l779,-warcommistonea:1jy
tho Presbytery to travel as a missionary
through tho Carolinas as far north us
Georgetown, now the District of Columbia.
In this enterprise ho encountered many ar
duous trials.; The disastrous routo of our
Southern arrr.y under tho unfortunate
gions of Cornwallis now overwhelmed til
opposition. 'JTrjcton Jiketjllauflored
hdfthe grass i to grow under the hoofs ofhis
cavalry, but was carrying death into every
family, and dismay into every heart three
States had returned to their allegiance, un
der the' proclamation of the British Chief
our shattered troops flying for safety all
hopes of Independence extinct, worse than
all, a civil " war "raging with unmitigated
fury fathers, sons, neighbors, against
each other tho flames of their dwellings,
in the darkness of midnight, illuminating
all the surrounding country fa minedoiog
her dreadful work and desolation had be
come the inmate of every household.
In his journey through Carolina, he trav
elled one exceedingly sultiy day, without
any refreshment for himself or horse.
Night came on alone, hungry, fatigued,
ignorant of tlifi road lie urged on his jaded
animal, until at length a distant light is
seen. It issued from a lnrgenansion, be
loning to General Isaac Williams, who af.
terwards fell at King's Mountain. . When
he rapped at the front door, n female cn:
quired if he were Whig or Tory f He re
plied that ho was a preacher of the Gospel,
lost in a strange country, and implored pro.
lection for the night. He was immcu'i.
ately welcomed to all the comforts of the
house. At dawn of day, the General ha v.
ing returned from a rcconnoiterlflg excur
sion during the night, entered the missiona.
ry's room, and with all tho courtesy and
Chivalry of an accomplished soldier, greet
ed his arrival. He was about thirty years
old six feet high, and , admirably formed
lofty carriage noble animated counte.
nance full piercing black eye hair curl
ing over an expanded intellectual forehead
dressed in full regimentals with loudtd
pistols in his belt, and sword in bis scab
bard. 44 Sir," said be, (sitting down fa
miliarly on the bed side,) 44 1 am the lead,
erof the Whigs in this vicinity, and our
land is sad and desolate with the ravages
of the enemy. A few nights ago a party
of Tories hung one of my neighbors to the
pole ofhis fodder house another was shot
while clasped in the arms of his wife, for
no other oftence than love of liberty they
came-here receBtly -to inflict a similar
fate on myself, but the whole gang was re
pulsed, and here I am, resolved on inde
pendence or death incessantly engaged
in carrying on a war of. extsrmination
against our ruthless invaders. I have only
to regret that I can die but onco to save my
country. r . But our causo is just. Heaven
is onoursiJe.., ... - ,f ... ; s I
At this delightful residence, tho misssion
ary remained until tho morning of tho en
suing Sabbath, when ho arose with the sun
to ride ten miles, where, by previous op.
pointmcnt, he was to preach at 11 o'clock,
A. M. A chariot and four appeared, in
which he took his scat with the General
and his charming lady, and soon arrived at
was assembled. Williams urged tho mis
sionary to concentrate all tho power ofhis
mind, and ihe force of his eloquenc, on the
vital, paramount', absorbing topic of Ameri
can Independence, to arouse his hearers to
the rescuo of their country, whatever may
be tho result Accordingly, when the
hymn was read, tho General rose" in full,
uniform, and led tho music witli as much
ease as ho would havo commanded his
brigade in the day of battle. The divine
now dwelt on tho horrors of war, and the
cruelty of the enemy ; but cheered the
flock with telling them that the race was
not always to tho swift, nor the battle to
44 Your country, it is true, is laid waste
by a Vandal foe your wives and daugh,
tors are outraged ; vour firesides and altars
are desecrated ; your churches in ruins 5
the blood bo recently at Beaufort's defeut
cries for vengcanee ; t!io bones of our
countrymen ore bleaching alike among the
snows of Canada, and the sands of Carolina.
Wbat tliough victory- perched- not-onur
standards cither at Camden or Brandy wine,
or-GforgrtOwn f Yefrscc-thu stripes and
stars unfurled to the di-cczo. tit Trenton,
Princeton, and Monmouth. Tho God of
hosts led the armies of Israel ; to them he
was a cloud by day, and a pillar of firo by
night ; he is now tho snmo almighty pro
tector of all who trust in his divine help ;
and he will yet secure us out of the house
of bondage. Soon our armies will regain
thrir good fortune." The dark prospect
now before us will 1 kmi-mApiI lhnl
smile of aspiring hope ; the misfortune of
defeat and disaster will yield to tho shout
and joy of victory; tho scourge of war will
cease, and peace will soon gladden every
heart, and wo shall become a great -and
So spako tho missionnrrtry. On descend
ing from- the- pulpit, - Williams embraced
him with the most ardent affection j urged
him to return to his house, where ho might,
free of expense, tench school, and preach
ino uo8pei anu render tho vv nigs lnvalna
ble service in the war then going on. It was
ill vein. Ilis promise to perform tho tour
of missionary labor prevented hi accept.
ance ; and when (he moment of separation
nrnved, tho stern and fiery cyo of the
General was rilled with tears. Southern
TSie "lVasJiiagton Temperance So
ciety. " --',,
The Washington Tcmporanoo Society in the
city dosrrvcg all praieo for their aa.iid i'ouh efforts
to reclaim tho unloi tunalo inebriates. .
They havo ailjed tr their numbers u-illiin tho
last month of the old year rnrinbcro, who
have commenced tho new vear aniler tho niost
happy auspices, ond with a firm resolution toab-
There are some men in tho ranks of this i
cicly, whose intellectual gift arc of a superior
order. I liny meet several times each week in
Frank-Iin Hall, which is devoted exclusively to
their use, whore they exhort each other to perse,
vcranet) and solicit pledges. Tho stories hieh
they tell of their cxerienco aro sometimes ex
tremely racy and entertaining. We arc templed
to repeat one of tlx ui, called the 1 Starch S ronv,'
aftfioojjh we cannot pretend to vie on paper with
the rich humor which voice and manner iravo to
the oral communication.
M I used to drink and my wife used to jaw me
abimt it." 'What do yea eet drank for? said she.
What do you jaw me for ?' said I. So we
agreed and" made a firm barpin tint I Would not
drink nnd.slic should' not seoM. For three long
days wc held on firm no drinking nor scolding".
Out on the third evening, being in company with
somo good fellows, I tnolt a horn,, and wlieti that
was down, I right off wanted another. And in a
very short time I found myself abaut how fare ye
wjtli twenty horns sals anu snugly in my bread.
baskat. By and bye it got Jo bo time to go
home, but as you may suppose I dreaded to meet
my wife like the tooth ache. However, go I rau.it,
and so I staireerod along, hoping to find my wifo
abed. ' When I reached this home, t found it still
lighted, and through tho window I saw my wife
up and waiting lor me 1 uinks 1, 1 can't go m
vet. but 1 must wait till she pctslo lied. So there
I Mood half freezing in the cold rain ftra hour:
At last she went to iiedr I crept in at the back
door, stumbling Over pails and chairs, but finally
succeeded in getting to bed without, disturbing
her. But after dozing awhile, I awoke and found
myself dry as a fish. You know brethren, how
dry we all used to be in the night atW we'd had
a spree. My -wile always knew what was tne
matter with mc.wbrn I got up io the night to
drink cold water. I hardly dared to get up for
fear of my wife, but my thirst was greater than I
could bear. So out I cra-vicd, and groped very
softly after the water pail. 15 ut no water was
there. I then felt round in the dark, on the table
and shelves, for something to cool my burning
throat. Soon 1 found a Jin pan, full of liquid
something. I seized arid put it to my month, and
took long and hearty draught the liquor at the
same time running out at each aido of my month
down my cheeks, I thought the liquor Ustnd old,
and at that instant, it flashed on my recollection
that I had fixed tone poison few days' before to
kill rata with. Horror struck I stood, my hair
standing' on erid. It was death to scream out,
for my wife would jaw ana if aba waked.. And
surely it would be death to hold stilt But scream
I wusl.and scream I did. What is in this pan V
4 You're dry, are yoa T said she. What was in
this pan V shouted I still louden What make
you dry T screamed she. ' What was in the panf
yelled I, in a perfect agony of fear. ' What
panr ' way toe pan on too sne:i. ya yoa
brate, you've drinxea tip mu my macs v
Next morning my shirt collar v pasted fast
to my neck and cheeks, and ft took half as faftar
toelean it cff.Hart. Onm x " ' t
Don't you do It.
When a petulent individual politely ob
serves to your 44 you'd bettet eat me up,
hadn't you 1" don't you do it ; ; t
: When a clique of warm friends want you
to start a paper to forward a particular set.
of views, and promising you large quanti.
ties of fortune and fame to be gained in the
undertaking don't you do it .:. -"; , ( ;v
-', When you have any business to transact
with a modern financier, end asks you to
go and cine with him don t you do it.
- ! If-on-wty odd ocosion-your wife should
exclaim to you, 44 Now, tumble over the
cradle and break, your neck, do!" don't
you do it. 7 7 7 . . i.
. When a horse kicks you and you feel a
strong disposition to kick the horse in re
turn doa't you doit . ,, -
When you are shinning it very expedl.
tiously round town, iu search of somebody
with something over who can assist you
with a loan, and you aro suddenly antici
paled by somebody who Wants to borrow .
from you- don't you do it. -
When you are ofTered a great bargain,
the value of which you know nothing about,
but which you are to get ut half-price, 44 be.
ing as it's you," don't you do it
When a messenger from your next door
neighbor comes requesting tho loan of your
morning paper, just as you have set down
ta read, ii do it by all means. Always
lend your newspaper. . ;
When a young lady catches you alone,
and lays violent eyes upon you, expressing
"pop" in every glance don't you do it
When a little boy at the door of tho thea.
tre asks you for your check, you being a .
stockholder on tho frco list possessing.,
nothing of the kind rpgreTTing ybuMna.
bility to comply with tho juvenile gentle,
man's desire in audi caso we fuel autho
rized to say don't you do it
You are likewise to consider that you
give n check, when you don't give a check,
which establishes the gratuity cither way,
so don't you do it
When you feel disposed for nnaristacra-
tic reclination in tho dress circle, elegantly
irow your ieet over the front cushion the
pit and gallery screaming' 41 boots !" and
the officer requesting you to take your feet
in, lest you catch cold don't you do it ,
If our collector should chance to call upon,
you, requesting the payment of a little ad.
verlising bill, or asking half a dozen of
your inends names as subscribers uo jJL
do it I Picayune.
Eubopeah Statistics. Of the fifty-eight
States, known as the division -of the world
called Europe, three, vizj3Lu3sia, Austria.
and Turkey in Europe, are known as Em
pires; fifteen are kingdoms, one is a Pope
dom; six bear the title of Grand DuWhy, -twelve
are termed Dutchy, nine are Princi
palities, ono is an Electorate, one a Land.
gj;avalcouxjre .called, FreeCijies and.
onTy five Republics, viz.: Andorrain tho
Marino, and Switzerland. San Marinu is
the smallest Republic in the world, contain,
ing only twenty ono square miles, and
aboutssven liundredinhabitants. Of the 233,.
000,000 of people in Europe ; ovor 122,
000,000 "BfcuVribsoTule sovereignties 7
while only 2,800,000 livq under any thing
like a Rcpublicaa government, about as
mmy as the population of the State of New
Yoi krTTftfo 'arerjylhiFgsovcKigns
in Europe. Two lire styled Emperorsj,
sixteen are Kings or Queens, one is n Pope,
six are Grand Dukes, ten are Dukes, one
a Duchess, ten are Princes, ono a Sultan,
onean Elector and ono a Landgrave. The
religion of seventeen of tho above is catho
lic ; of thirty .'one- Prolestant, one is of the
Greek church ; and ono is a Mohamedan.
John Joseph, Prince of Lichtenstein, is
the oldest, having been born June 26, 1760.
The youngest Abduo Medjid, Sultan of
Turkey (in Europe) born April 20, lg23.
Value or a Watch. Is it not something mora
than mere mechanism which watches with us
by the sick bed of some dear friend through the
livelong solitude of night, enabling us to count
in the slackening pulse, nature's trembling steps ,
towards recovery, and to administer the prescribed
remedy at the precise, perhaps the critical mo.
ment of its application 7 By means of a watch,
punctuality in all its duties, which in it perfec
tion is one of the incommunicable- attribute of
Dity. is brought in no msaa measure within the
reach of Tnan. Ha is enabled, if he will be guided
by this, to imitate mat suoiime prccission, which
led the earth, after a' eircnit of five hundred mil
lions of miles, without the loss of one second
na, not even the millionth part of a second for
the ages on ages during which it has traveled
that road. What a miracle of art, that a man
can leach a few brass wheels, and a little piece of
clastic steel, to ou'.calculate himself; to give him
a rational answer to one of the moat important
questions which a being traveling toward eternity
can auk ! What a miracle that a man can put
within this Tittle machine a spirit that measure
the flight of time with greater accuracy than tbe
unassisted, intellect of the profoundeat philoso
pher i which watches and moves when sleep
palsies alike the hand of tbe maker and the mind
of tho contriver, na v, when die last sleep ha eotne
over them both. Got), Eeerettt.
The Irishm as's Cat. A short time azo
it poor Irishman applied at the Churchwar
den's Office in London for relief, and upon
somecioubt being expressed as to whether
he was a proper object for parrochial chari
ty, enforced bis suit with much earnest
ness: .Och, yoar honor, said ne,
44 sure I'd be starved long' since but for my
cat" . - -
44 But for what F asked his astonished
interrogator. " .
M y cat I rejoined the Irishman. '
44 Your cat! how so r
44 Shure.your honor, I sold her eleven
times for sixpence a 1ime,and she was al.
ways at notoo before rd jpt there piysslf.