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True Words Kellor lliaii Tears.
‘ What could I say ? To offer consolation i
would linve been a waste of words. Notliing
was left for rr.e but to wcop with my poor (riond.’
‘ Ntilliiiig?’ was the ciilmly s[)okeii enquiry.
‘ 'I'lierc are griefs so deep as to demand only
our tears,’ was r« plied.
‘ Yet the pliy.siciun, no inattf r how' virulent
the disease, will tell you iliai while there is life,
there is hope. Is it iiot tiie same in mental dis.
‘ Whaf mtdicanicnt can reach this case ?’ was
‘ There is only one remedy to be apjdied in all
cases of mental puin.’
‘ What is thut V
‘ 'I'Ik' triiih.’
'i’tie first speaker, a lady, looked doubtingly into
the face of her friend.
‘']'o sit down and wrep with those who are in
trojble or aflliction, may do for a brief .‘season:
but to make tears a substitute for consoling words,
IS lo say that earth has u ‘sorrow thai heaven
cannot iical.’
‘ i5ut what could I say that ijer own heart would
nut suirj^est V
‘ .Much. 'J'here is usually a selfishness in sor
row lhat obscures the perc piion of truth, 'i’he
gri ving one narrows down all things to a little
circle, Hi the cenirc of which she sit.s weej)ing.—
Darkness obscures her mind. fShe I'orgcts the
great trutli that all sorrow is for purification ; and
that while she is in the furnace of alllicuon, the
Kcfiner and I’urifier is sittitig near, and will see
tli/it only the dross of sril-lovc is consumed. Far
h( tit r would it l»e to say, ‘ Ii is good (or us to be
afllicted thus throwing a truth into the mind —
th:;n mer»lv to miiii'le tears with ilje child of sor-
rowV_ ' . .
‘ In her state, slie would rf ject the Sfuliinent,’
said the lady friend.
‘ He is not the man to nirke her happy. In all | Ifovels--Tli‘lr nncl Itlissioii.
respects, they are unsiiited to ea ‘h other.’ 1 We have some gleanings—and valuable ones
‘ Can ^ou imagine a sadder life than that which ! we think them—from an article on this subject in
a woman must lead, who broadly errs in the
choice of a married partner ?’
‘ None.’
‘ Pily your cliild, then. If sucli a h-l is to be
hers, let your love make sof'er the pillow on which
her poor head must lie. Oh
fill it with thorns !’
Fitly sp'iken were these words, and they found j
a lodginj place in the mind of .Mrs. Edwards , yet
she answered— I
‘ She deceived us ! She broke her solemn prom- ■
ise not to marry this nian.’ \
‘ Had you any right to extort such a promise V
calmly asked ifie friend. .
‘ Was she not our child V
‘ Yours to love, guard, guide, and educate for >
[leaven, w hile a child. And yours to advise and |
lead into right ways, when a woman. But not j
yours, after the child became the woman, to ex-!
tort promises in violation of that freedom to love 1
which is the heart’s God-given prerogative. 'I’iie i
attempt to constrain in this direction was the very ,
way to thwart your own wishes. Are you a j
ivoi/KUi, and ignorant on this head ? Commune j
wiih your own heart, my friend, and you will see !
that you have erred. I’ardon me when I say thatj
vou had no right to bring your child into the ago- j
nizing strait of choosing between her paren's and :
the man slie loved, no matter how you might esti- ,
mate him; no, not even if he were utterly unwor- j
thy of her, which 1 will not believe to be so. For |
the breach of a promise lo yourselves you are '
more to blame than she ; for you forc( d her to I
make a promise that she cou/(f not keep ; and the j
necessity of the case absolves her.’ '
‘ Her lather will never forgive her,’ said Mrs.
F.dwarJs, her voice subdued from its recent stern- |
Putnam’s Magazine. Almost every one who finds
any deligfit in literature intersperses graver studies
with novel reading — Ujt few reflect upon the
m('aning and mission of novels. Nor are those
\ho an ou’cry against them always aware
my friend, do not. of what they are denouncing. Ttje author from
[ whom we quote says :
Notliing is more easy or gratuitous than the
vituperative condemnation and contempt lhat have
soof'ten been lavished on novels and novel writing.
They are “ trash,” “ yellow covered literature,”
“ u ishv-wasrhyism, namby-pambyism,” &c., &c.
Tlie guardiftn makes it a point lo keep his ward as
carerully from a novel as ! om tfie measles, and
would as lief thul she 'vould dose herself with
ratsbane as devour a romance. Our venerated
ancestor (peace to his names), who, in early man
hood, was 80 annoyed by the flirtalions of his
gay younger sister, which seemed always to suc
ceed profojnd and long continued brooding over
the pages of the novels sent her from London, hud,
one should say, some reason for cautioning us,
among his last words of advice, lo “ Beware of
Uncle Greybeard, too, imagines that he has
completely annihilated the whole tribe when he
I Oriifiii of the Ifiimes of llie Several 1
' States.
Alabama was so called in 1818, Irom its prin
cipal river.
Arkansas was so called in 1819, .^rom its prin
cipal river.
; Connecticut was so called from ihe Indian name
of its principal river. C’omieciicut is a Mehcak-
! aneew a word signifying Lung Liver.
I Delaware was so call in 1703, from Delaware
; Bay, on which it lies, and which received its
name from Lord De La War, who died in this
I ^"'y*
1 Florida was go called by Juan Ponce de Leon,
; in 1672, because it was discovered on Easter Sun-
i day Pascua Florida.
i "Georgia was called in honor of King George
; II.
j Illinois was so called in ISOO, from its princi-
I pal river. The word is said lo signify the river of
I men.
I Indiana was so called in 1809, from the Ameri-
I can Indians.
! Iowa was so called from its river.
! Kentucky was so called in 1792, from its prin-
j cipal river.
I Louisiana was so culled in honor of Louis XIV,
; of Franco.
O grave Greybeard, those which chiefly filled the
shelves of your village library were most deserv
ing of the epithets, and even at the present day
many a heated press labors day and night to sati
ate tin public appetite for just such “ trash.”
T'le truth, however, is. that the domain of ro-
matcc composition has been so materially ex-
tenJed within the last quarter of a century, the
fields of thought and feeling commented upon so
I’fiiiry—All Iiiiportaiit HCovcmeiit.
A few days ago, .Mr. Royce, ol South Carolina,
a gentleman ol high ability and great knowledge
jiud sound views, introduced a resolution into the
House of Kopreseniatives instructing the Judicia
ry Committee lo inquire into, and report upon the
e.'ipediency of repealing the Usury laws. The
motion ol Mr. Doyce was submitted to the com
mittee, and we truat that it will be promptly actcd
Our readers are aware lhat we oppose the
usury laws and that we wish to see them repealed
throughout the country. In lhat regard Congress
can act only in the District of Columbia, and in
the 'J'erritories; but (’ongressional action will
have its elTect in all tlie Slates. The usury laws
nro opposed to the spirit of the age. They arc a
part and portion of an exploded system. No
man can justify them, without abandoning every
thing which fair discussion and liberal ideas havo
accomplished,towards breaking the shackles which
ignorance and prejudice have fastened on the ac
tion of con>mercial intercourse.
'I'he time was w hen money was regarded as a
commodity, diflering m all its essentials from every
other commodity. Therefore, men enacted regu
lations and made laws to control its use, employ
ment, and transmission. In the first instbncp,
laws were enacted to fix the value of money; and
Maine was so called, as early as 1620 Irom
utters a “ I’shaw !” and something about “ vapid Maine in France, of which Henrietta Maria, (.iueen Ulicn, as a part of ihe same system of interference,
and “ man-millinerism.” True, | of England, was proprietor. i protective duties were levied for ihe purpose of
Maryland was so called, in honor of Henrietta
Maria, Queen of Charles I, in his patent to Lord
Biilliniore, June 80 1632.
Massachusetts was so called from the Massa-
chuscties tribe of Indians in the neiyhborhood of
Boston. The tribe is thought lo have derived its |
name from t!ie Blue bills of Milton. “ I leuin,”
says Kdger Willinm, “ that the .Massachusettes
were so culled from the blue hills.”
ness. ‘ Thiri act has separated him forever from i al ered, and the styic of popular novels fifty years
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A marked symptom of diseased mental action,’ ; meiit. Ttie ladios glanced towards the door, and
that imperatively calls for skillful ' saw Mr. l‘^dwards, 'i'liero was a dark shadow on
I his face. He nodded coldiv to ihu visitor, who
; said to hitH, .>*peakmg I'rom the momenrs impulse
j —‘ This cannot be true.’
j ‘What?’ he f r.quired.
j ‘That you will uever forgive Lucy for the stej;
i she has taken ?’
j Trie shadow on his face grew' darker, as he an-
j swered—
1 ‘She was foiewarneil of ihc consequcnces.’
I ‘ But you will relent and forgive.’
‘ Neve I !’
! ‘ Yijii have a father V said the visitor, inipres-
this trouble of sively.
i Mr. EJuards looked with a half-doubting, hall-
sta.’tled air into the face of his interrogator.
‘ A [’.ither in Heaven !’ and a finger, slowlv
raised, was pointed upward.
‘ Madam!’
'i'iie voice of Mr. I-^d'.'-ards was far from being
‘ H ive you never ofTen ied — never acted in dis-
obedieiii e lo ihe will of ihat Fatlmr ? What if He
were tn say, ‘ 1 will neither relent nor forgive ?”
‘ Pardon iliis iVeedom of specch in one who
claims to bo a true friend,’ added the lady, in a
changed and lower tont; of voice. 'I'li^ n rising,
she passed from the room ere they could prevent
her departure.
They were true word.;, spoken resolutely, an !
at a fitting moment—and they sunk deeply and
(listurl)ingly into the hearts of' Mr. Edwards and
his wife, awakening doubts and questionings which
t!iey vainly tried to thrust aside. Had they ever
lived in obedience to the will and word of their
Heavenly Father? Hid they nothing lo be for
given, that they so resolutely refused to forgive?
Mr. and .Mrs. Edwards were in a calmer frame
of mind, as they sat alone on the evening that fol
low el this day—calmer I’nr the wdrds of truth
which had found a lodgment in their minds. To
see at.d acknowledge the daty of forgiveness was
lo .solien their he:iri.s' towards iheir erring child.
And now the mother’s spirit began to have a re
alizing p.en-eption ol the unhappy life that awaited
was answered,
‘ But, if she reject the truth, how can she be
healed ?’
‘ A wise physician will use his utmost skill
in ihe selection of a reniedy that will nui be re
‘ 1 am neither wis * nor skilful, so far as my
nnhn[>py friend is cimcerned.’
‘ !?iny n(-t so. ll we desire to be in'-truments of
good, lie, v\ ho is s' cking the good of oil His crea
tures, will s1k)w us '.he wav of accomplismeni.—
Do you iK't think that some merely selfish consid-
eraiions are seriously aggravatiii
Mrs. I'Mwards/’
I ‘ I am sure of it. Dearly cheri>^lied ends of her
own iitv" I’Oi'n utterly destroyed. I’lletuiieg with
lier (ears ot fi' r child arc morliiication and woun-
dt u love. While t-he see.s no promise of happi-
n ss I’or I.,ucy, in the future, her svnipathy (or the
^ erring on- is swallowed uji in an almost madden
ing setise of filial disobrdience.’
‘ hy not seek io awaken her miiid to this per-
c» ption ? Until she sees her error, she cannot
rise above it.’
‘ But how is this possible ? She will noi bear to
have Lucy’s name mentioned !’
‘ Another marked synqitom of a mahuly that
calls /or Ijrtter remedies than sympathetic lears.
She must be told the iru'h.’
‘ \\ ho will s[ioak the words?’
• \ ou il you arc sincerely fu r frieiu],’ was the
firm answi r.
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‘ No matter. 'I’he truth w ill be se n after the
blinding ( xcilement (d anger has deparled. If you
truly luve her, you will brave even the risk of ol-
(• tiding for the sake of d'jing her good.’
'I'lie lady who was thus reminded of her duty
in the case ol a friend in great iroublc—n Inenil
with wi;om .'!ie Lad rninjiled her tears, but fjiled to
'[le.ik v\(iid'o( consolat'im in \> hie!i was a hea!inf
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vitaMiy—vu'iit lh )iightfully to her home, brood'uiti
over w lut she had heard. It was an easy thing
to weep witii the weeper; hut tospenk words ct
truth that would hurt, and miglii otTend was a
d^ty Ircni w hicii s!ie shrunk w ith instinctive reluc-
!unc“. But she tiow saw the case in clearer light,
and a genuine regard for Mr.«. I'^dwuids led her
to act the part of a \v iso ralher than a weak
ll i nd.
.\n hiiur for Calm reflection was
e’apM', and '.hen the ladv went lo th*.’
ago, is totally false in its sweeping application to
our present species. VV'e have now no desire for
tljr; extravagances of sentiment and action that,
: w th a few brilliant exceptions, characterised En-
j glish novels cf former limes. On the other hand,
I we arc disgusted with such |)roductions, and covet,
I above all, the natural in ihoughl and feeling,
j What is wanted to constilute good modern novel,
is not a monstrous assemblage ol grotesquely illu-
I sire pictures of file and nature, interlarded with
inconceivable senlinu nts, unheard of adventures,
i anj impossible exjiloits. Not at all. We demand
: lhat they be veritable and veracious segments of ihe
i great life-drama, displacing Nature und Man as
j they are, sentiments as ihi y are I'cit, and deetls as
they nr« done. Novels are judged as Art pro-
, ducts, and as little sympathy h felt with the /;/c-
, nircrus thai are heaped U'gother, for the gratifica-
I lion of very weak brain', as for the fantastic
adornings of a Dutch hoU'O, or the architectural
i proportions of a Chinese pagoda. * *
i '^rhe domain of the novel range's over the entire
field of the real and the ideal, and thus touches at
every point of man’s consciousness—in the evolu
tion of individual character, and the development
j of human life and nature, in the actual phases.
, And in th.ese points, it is co-ordinate and co-ex-
; tensivj, at once, with poetry and ihe drama.
With poetry, in being a veritable poicsis—an art-
: creiition ; and with the drama, in its plan or plot
' —in the involution of circumstances, character,
and passion, and the evolution Irom the complexi
ty of these life-and-death commingling scenes of
grand vital results and important practical lessons.
Thus novels, especially those that are the trans
cendent productions of the imagination, take hold
, of evcrylhing that is in rapport with the infiniu’
in man. 'I'he artist w ho created them
I “Huildecl better tlian he knew;’’
for, in displaying the phenomenal, an enticing
hint has, al times, been thrown out, thnl led us on
with win-smiles to ihe borne of the real ; one touch
of tho hum in Inrp-chord, the Infinite, has set a
; thrilling the “ I'^ternal Melodies.” For so il is,
that ever> ihing in life has a relation at once to the
me and the noi-me ; and while the obverse car
ries tiie relative, the reverse hears the stamp of
the absolute. ‘ # t*
I The ciiaracieristic and tho clorv of the new
protective rluiies were levieil lor llie purpose of
contr(ding the investments of the country under
the belief that the w'aichlul and directing care of
Governmr ni was nec essary, and even iiulispensi-
ble, in determining the employment of individii:tf.s.
Vccouling 10 '.he Protective theory, the govern-
ment can tell better ihan the ciiizi*n how ilie ciii-
ze!i ought lo invest ids m* ans and employ hir
labor; and, according lo ihe same theory money
is the only wealth, and (Jov>: nm« ut ought to
Michigan was so callcd in 1795, and from the ; superin'end the use of the money and th»* trans-
lake on its borders.
Mississippi was so called In ISOO, from its Wes
tern boundary, Mis:issipj)i i.s said to d-note the
whole river, or a river by the union of many.
-Missouri was so callcd in 1S21, from its princi
pal river.
New Hampshire was tho name giv* n to the ter-
rilory conveyed lo the Plj-mouth Company, to
Capt. John Mason, by paient, Nov. 8th 1629, wiih
re.'erance to the patentee, who was governor of
Portsmouth, in Hampshiie, England.
New Jersey was so called in 1604, from iho
Island of Jersey, on the coast of France, the resi
dence of the family of Sir George Carteret, to
wh(>m thi.^ terriiory was grafted. j
New York was so called in 1624, in reference
to the Duke of Y ork and Albany, to whom this j
territory was granted by the King of England. j
North Carolina was so called Irom its position j
in Carolina, established by the French, in 1564, in
honor of King Charles IX, ol France.
Ohio was So called in 1802, from its Southern
Pennsylvania was so call in honor olWm. Penn’s
Rhode Island was so called in 1644, in refer
ence to the Island of Rhodes in tho Mediterra-
South Carolina was so called from its posiiion in
Carolina, established by the French, in 1546, in
honor of King Charles IX, of France.
'I'onnessee was so called in 1796, from its prin
cipal river. The word Ten-as-see is said to signi
fy a curved spoon.
Texas was so called, according to tradition,
from the Cammanches upon discovering the coun
try, exclaiming, Teliai ! 'i’ehas ! which means the
“ happy hunting ground.”
Verm*nt was so called by tho inhabitants in
their Declaration ol Independence, Jan. 16th
1777, from the French vcrd 7no)U, green moun
Virginia was so called in 1584, after Elizabeth,
ihe virgin Ciueen of England.
Wisconsin was so called from its principal
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•inv ihc* tru-! path in which she must walk,
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came back
rrignt'd an almost death-like siilln'v's. ,\ hand
was laid in that of .Mrs. Edwards’—only a feeble
pres'iure was returned, and the lears of the griev
ing tme tljwed afresh. B it the friend gave no
‘Wcring tears. She had not came to weep wiili
■ sorrowing sis’er, but lo olF-r words of ctmsola-
her daughter, united as she was to one who [)ob
sessed not, in her estimation, a single attribute of' school of novelists is, without doubt,’iis vigor and
genuine manhood. Yearning h)ve followed the
tnotiens ol ['ity. F.irgivent-ss became sfiontaneous.
And when slie spfjke to her biishand, it was in en
treaty fi)r tho absent one. He received her words
permitted to { in silence; but his heart did not reject them,
niirering one, I How changed was al! ! From the lips of Mr.
Edwards le'l no harsh and denunciatory language
— from h:s brow had passed the deep lines of stern
anirer or fiery indignation. And tears no longer
filled Ihe eyes or glistened on the cheeks of Mrs.
Edw'ards—in her tranquil face ihe anguish of a
hopeless sorrow' was not seen. Truthful words,
though liar>hly sounding, had been far better for
tliem than weak sympathy or idle tears.
And now they were in a better stale to meet the
12 rt
]?Iinoi’ !TIoralH for .TIarried People.
“ 7'he last words” is the most dangerous ol in-
fernal machines. Husband and wile should no
more fight lo get it than they should struggle for
the pos.session of a lighted bomb sh( !l.
Keep an fCpictetus in your dining room, to read
while waiting for the completion of your
Married people should study each oilier’s weak
others make Fielding its great prototype ; I skaters look out for weak j/arts ol the
I3ut the irtie secret of the new- im- i “'•der lo keep off of them.
mission ot ii irom one portion ol the world to
anot fier.
'I'iie usury laws consiitt;!e n por'ion of ihis
theory. Th» y have tho same origin and the same
operutiim. They emunati.d from (hr-*’ pau ti-
tage, and their progr ny have the sam** cornpiexion.
'i'lie usury laws check indusiry, strengthen mo
nopolies, embarrass commerciai operations, and
sap and reducc the strength of real, honest nml
productive labor. No one honest interest is bene
fited by them, and no one reaps a piofit from
ihem exc'pl banks, nionopoli>ts, skinflints and
shavers. Every honest and ur3crul interest snflers
I'rorn ihem. ’i'hey compel scrupulous men to
abandon the money market, and tliey force the
net dy man to [>ay n? muc!» for the risks they iin-
pos ’ and thi* iiuutcd s jpply they occasion as
money is worth.
Tiiere is nothing in the nature, character, or
fund ions o( money which can justify the laws
interest. .Money is the standurd ol
earnest veracity. As we be fore observed, a quar-!
ter of a century has had the elFect of completely i
revolu'ionizing this departmen* of literature. By I
some this happy movement is '•eferred to the in- i
fluence of one writer, and by others lo another, j
Some say Godwin’s “Caleb Williams” led the j
way ;
and so on. But the trije secret of the new im
pulse is with great-r probability to bo sought for
in the more proloundly earnest spirit of the age.
So much (or the meaning of novels. I'heir
mission, we think, is palpable enough. We spoke,
in the inlroduction, of every desire aad proclivity
of the mind being the prediction of its sati.s(ac(ion
, , in literature. iVovels (we think it will, bv this
eat sorrow and disappointment ol their lives, time, be understood ukat class we mean) are the
and to extract from the cup both they and their fillinij up and ‘ ' '
The American Hotel
('IlAllH > I' l’i:, N. C.
IHKG to announce to my Iricnds, the puljlif,iiii(! pres-
fiit piilrous ot'tlic aliovc Hottl.tlial I havo leased the
hjiiie lor a term ol' voars Irom tlu- i't ol'J.^miarv n*-.\t.
A‘'t‘‘r whuli time, the entire properly will li. thoronirh-
l.v rt'p.*rt.d ami renovateil, iiiiil the house kept in first
i-l.tss siyl.'. Tills ll.itel is near the Depot,and plia.-ant.
ly situated, rendering it a desirable house t'or tra\ellers
and t'aiiiilii'
tion in which lay tho power of healing.
‘ I am going to speak to you about Lucy,’ sIi
. ‘ It you lovo me, name her not,’ replied Mrs
Edwards, almost siernlv.
cliiid would be called to drink whatsoever of
sweetness yet mingled in t!ie bitter portion.
The marriage of Lucy was not a wise one. It
involved so many incongruous elements that h ip-
pines-s, in her new relaiion, was a thing irnpossi-
ble. \et, in the forgiveness of her parents and in
their tender symj).»ihies, she lound a sirength to
It is occause I hne you that I ppeak of her,’ ' endure and bravery to meet her life-duties, from
Doc 16,
A, s. c.,
atteu*1 to tlio siil*? .>f iill kiiu!s of .Merc ha lui ise,
> V Produce, iVc. Also, lieal ami Persona! Property.
Or purchase ami sell Slaves, \e.. on ('oinmission.
S.vLKs tlioM—Xo. >2 I flichardsou street, ami imme
diately {ipposite the rnited States Hotel.
t'eb lb' 1 ril-'S. H. M AKCU. J.-M. E. SH VHP.
Sales Stable,
II. K(:a,
Livery and
VT the stared t'urnjerly occupied hy R. .Morriitt'n, in
Charlotte. H orses fed. hirej and sold. (Tood ae-
coiuiur>J>itloii8 lor iJrovere. The cusloei ot'hi.*! I'riendf:
itu'lthe pii'jlie gpnerallV solicited.
Kabrmry 17. 1554. 30 y
answered the friend, with as much firmness as she
couM assume. ‘ Lucy is not all to blame for the
unwise step she has taken.’ j
‘ Who i?, then ?’ was tho natural inquiry. |
‘ You and her father ma\ be quite as much lo
blame as your unhappy child.’ '
A sudden flush came into tho pale face of Mrs. ^
Edwards. There were few who did not think just ;
as the Iriend hatl spoken; but she alone had ven-
tured to utter the truth w here, of all ihings, its ut
terance was most needed.
' Who to blame !’ j
A curve of indignaliot^ was on the lip of Mrs. I
‘ It you were sure this were the case, would it
not greatly soller your feelings towards Luc\ ?’
• But I am not sure of it,’ said ihe ladv, whose
tears had already ceased lo tlovv.
‘ ^ tui are not the only sufFerer in this case.’ ;
‘ Who else suffers ?’
• Your unhappy child.’
‘ She tleserves to suffer. What else could she
ex] x ‘, !H such a union, bui a life of sufl'ering V j
Mrs. Edwards spoke severely.
‘ Why do yon so obje.'t lo the marri?»g>’ *
which, but for this, she would have fainted and
fallen by the way.
Anger towafds the erring and the disobedient
springs from a selfish feeling — for^riveness is the
tiod-like spirit that loves out of itself, and blesses
all upon whom it desires a blessinir.
up ana the satisfying of that in ihe soul
which otiierwise would be blank and vacant.
And peculiarly are they the product of this
nineteenth era, when there is such a fecundity and
such an overflow of mental and physical life.
'I hey are one of the “ features” of our age. We
know not what we should do wiihout ihem. And,
indeed, there is a class of writers who, if t!. ?y
did not develop in this way, would find no otner
mode of utterance whatever. How could K ngs-
ley have written except through “ Alton Locke” i
and “ Yeast ?” What vehicle could Dickens have i
(ound for the communication of jusl his class of i
idea^, bui ihu ol “ Nicholas Nicklebv,” ol David ! ^ trust too
Copperfield,” or of ‘ Hard Times?”' How could \ argument.
1 iiackery have given us his pictures of society,
but ihrojgh the raniera obi>r.ura of “ Vanity Fair”
and “ Penderinis,” and “ The Newcomers ?”
But stiil they (novels) are not the whole of lit
erature. Assuredly not! no more than sauce pi-
'juanfe makes a dinner, or the hours we spend in
make as much bread as t'lurteen cents’ worth of a lile. They are didac'ic;
(ioou Advice.—Tho Albany (N. Y.) Knick
erbocker says: I’he best cure for hard tim's is
economy A shilling'^ wor'h of while beans will
do as much feeding a« fifty cents’ worth of pota
toes, w bile si.\ cents’ worth of Indian meal w ill
flour. BesHles this it IS twice as w holesome. Al
most every lamily in town could cut down their
expenses one-half if they only chose to do so.
A gentleman, popping his head througli a tiilor
shop wii'dow, in order to obtain a full view of the
fair operatives, exclaimed :
What o’clock is it ?
Upon which the tailor lifted his lip board, and
siruck. him a blow on the, answering ;
It ha? j'isf s'ruck Mie.
but it is jihilosophj’ wearing a smiling face, and
holding out a winning invitation. They are Utile i
clothetl in the garb of the Duke. And in this j
dulcet manner, they touch human consciousness !
at every possibb point. 'Phey have already ab- j
sorbed every field of interest. As pictures of life,
and as developments of the passit/ns, thev have
almost entirely superseded the drama ; v^hilo j
evtry subject of interest, every principle of science, j
of art, of politics, of religion, find,s a graceful np-j
preciator and interpreter ihrough the p pular 1
novel. ’
regulaiing interest. .Money is the
value, and therefore it has a freer and more unre
strained circulation between individuals ilian any
other commodity. Nol so, however, i:i large
transactions, or in the extendid operations of in
ternational intercourse. We say lhat a bushe! of
wheat is wonh a dollar; but il would bo equally
correct to say ihat u dollar is w'orth a hu.shi’l of
wheat. Why then should we underiake to fix the
value of (he dollar any more than to fix the valui;
of the bushel of wheat? If free trade is right,
with regard lo the one, why is it noi righi with
regard to the other? If a man is permiit**d K
purchase wheat, why should he not be p(‘rmitici;
to purchase money ?
A few stupid people whom wc have talked vviih,
think that (iovernmeiit can fix and determine tl
value ol a dollar. Such simple minded folks arc
v('y much mistaken. (Jcvernment can tix and
de-.eimine the numbcrof grains and pennyweigh j
of silver necessary to make a dollar. But (Jov-
ernment cannot regulate ihe real, actual value of
the smallest fragment of silver, any more than
can regulate the value of u house, or of aa ox, c*
ol a bale of codon. Government being totally
tinable to regulate the real, actu i! value ol money,
it is passing .strange ihat Ijovernmenl should per
sist in atfem[*ts lo regulate (he e.u-hangeable valuo
j of money. In a nine ot ignorance, and v/hen
1 concealment was nectss.iry in important (ransac-
I lions, and when compaciness ol bulk was a great
^ j ell ment ol value, it is but natural ili.ii j wels, pre-
wif stones and money, bad peculiar power, Un-
^ I der such circumstances, it is not to be wondered
at perhaps, that attern[)ts wero made to clog thw
acMvily ol miUiey by .special usury regidation.s.
I he time has come when all these barbarous
notions ought to bo exploded, Tho fact that tlie^
i are permitted to manifest themselves on the pag^s
of our statute book.s is becoming ty be a reproach
—an ugly and ill-.^’avored anomoly on that liberal
and progressive commercial and financial system
which has triumphantly sustained tho wisdom of
the .Denriocratic party. We hctpc that the Judicia*
ry Committee of the House of RepresPntaiivcs
will act promptly on Mr, Boyce’s resolution of in
quiry ; aud we trust lhat its action will harmonizo
w'th the spirit of the tirn'‘s. Much and perhap.'i
most, ol the existing commercial embarrassment,
which the couiitry, may be traced to ibo
operation of the usury laws. The dangerous
iasuo ol barjk pap'T, v/hicb is the irnmediatu
of the present pressure is intimalt ly connected
with the government res:ric;ions on the ,f
money : iniirnalely connecied with the usury law.-i,
which dibtorb the operaiioi.a of trade and whicf;
hasten revulsions when they do not originat
them. 'I’here is no virtue in r s'r’c'.ifms, n'. ;
m„cl. 10 cnod icmpor ul„.„ vou : """ '"'■'"’H.v 1.^!-:
-r.r Tl.e lndi.,n, procure 'tir,: j ■' '
' ' subject ftJily, or even lo b-’gm a discussion of ibr-
points involved. Our purpose whs to call att.-i
tion to the imporfant nrivprt»*-nl w hich Mr. B > '•
has made, and to lend'T him our thanks for i ■
.■novernent. V\ hen the usury que.sii(»n comes i
for consideration, we will not forgei to express ■;
view?, for we reg;rd it as (he most inipuriant 
connec'ed wiih finance and commerce, which h.
been considered by ihe country since 1846.
11 'ashingion tirntincl.
who marry for love should remember
that the union of angels with women has been for
bidden sin:e the flood.
The w ife is the sun of the snciai system. Un
less she attracts, there is nothing too keep heavy
f)odies, like husbands, from flying off into space.
Wives, be lenient to the martial cigar, 'i'he
smoke always hides ihe most disagreeable part of
the battle.
The wife who would properly discharge her
duties, must never have a soul “ above bullons.”
I he liberties of a nation have been won by
mutual concessions. Let the husband, who would
acquire the privilege of asking friends to dinner
without notice, remember this when his wife hints
at a new bonnet. The wife’s want is the hus
band’s oppf.rlunity.
Notwithstanding the assertions of mathemati
cians, the marriitge ring is a circle which husband
and w ife have the problem set them of makin^ all
by the rubbing of the driest sticks,
i Sugar IS the substance most universally difl'usod
j through all natural products. Let married people
take a hint from this provision of naiur*’.
ranch's PockU Book.
Arrison was lately tried at Cincinnati, for caus-
ing the deaiii of Mr. and Mrs. Allison, by m'*aas
of a tarpedo which he sent to them, and by which
they were literally lorn to pieces, has been con
victed of murder in the first degree.
7'he following lines were found at the bottom of
a vote for alderman at the late election in Boston :
Experitnc«, that’s stood the tent ;
Concicnce, to any what’ti riglit;, to know v, bst’s bc»t;
Daekboae, to •tarij th*
Lola .Mo.\Trz onck more.—Lola .Mont^z has
had another row', 'i’iio editor of the (irass Rivr-r
Chronicle had un article on Spain which so offen
ded her lhat she rushed upon him in full tilt, nrr*..
ed w i'h her riding whip, .Thfl editor wrfS!;ci.->
this from her, she only used h«r tongue ihcreaf:*:.’-,
«pp»*aled lo the sympathiep of bystander.s, acc
wound up wiih asking nil handi to t«kfl a drir.V

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