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Loveliness in Death.
a iri nifTioN i rom ATll:.
AihI ve iiaI1 tie changrd in mmntnl ; for this
inort -I iiut put uii iilntto. t-a lit y. And w in n tins
tiiorlal p it 1 i huvo put on jimii' it litt y. tli u U.ili
l ulii be swall'wtd up tu ntMf, Sciij-lute.
Sir slrpt, but not kind Nature :
fr r it (M?"iti p nulti only Ii-m find vtij.
'I'tnl iiupr wait vjm ; Lin it.il jKvcr
S 4 Jdtinp itti the Wrtnliiig hour.
Mir llda unclosed.
Hut c iln.lv liioked
A. id II 111 feilt liee
'i ion elocc I her t v
She LriMthi-d Iiomjuik!,
on .-ill .irniiiiil,
iH tl y Id, l
i, mid ftjnk to f it.
ti-iiif iftt the lil', niisl.iiniii lirPBth
llilt, oil, how beJUli'ul w dentil !
I .rt ili! v had. . -s. ii a v.i v,
llul there a sleeping i:ip ter.
Nl voteo thr ilnil nut
llul blc 111 evrry lealnre
ili ni-c broke
y r ile.Jtli iIn, 11 ait -r, d t
ILoiuiit w.tii lainiurUbt v
T'i conrileimirn a ploiy e.-ore,
A l . loi 1, unit hum ti In I'., re ;
fvi VTleel, ililllieiy I ill,
.V Jllll'-d Binil Neeined prex nt there.
(In lii.il cal.11 Ijcc were M.U Imprest
'I lie last c II 1, 't Ion ol thr brriint ;
Th'-re Ine poling in ,reiN jy
Ui' luinl ali.etion' lit,eclill utiiy.
And mill did r i,
.s-rrelMlv leim t;.
i- .l je nl 1 Ii 11 k ;
An.: ko.d I"-... v 'h me ihire,
Willi humid, bulli iliu j.rajcr.
Hi '. hllW dill ilfilUly'll tOllct LtluUli.-
s., 11 neon,'-ii 1 d to the lionh
W'.lh love ami oely Ulol ,
Ai.J aeet r , nnd i dlrn dt light.
If!irfi there In- in r,
'I f.. tl'f ii'-el &
f rtil fl,-V r ibl. Jlllei
it peril 1 I, jniri , r, r
im I- hoe ;
a ,lr.-.im I
.1. ,1 nl,-. !
l.sri- ,oirit ! v.hile thy fr
On t if t'i, c riliMnt nu 1 1 1 !l
ll'if ah, b"W 1.1. ,t tie .r ids w
Tl.it t'uuuoli Ui-.m like I
ill.e to the
THE TWO DAI 1 1" E K U EUT V I'ES
A New Way to Reform a Drunkard.
Jim Seroggins, though iu the main, an
loiie.-t, peaceable, quiit. haruib'ss fvliow,
had a beastly habit of getting drunk when
ever an opportunity presented itself; ami,
unfortunately, because " where there's a will
there's a way," the opportunities were both
til and frequent.
Jim owned a comfort able homestead, that
io1 h id almost paid lor. Mrs. Seroggius
was a " real worker," and no doubt did her
full -bare in buying the homstead. She
Wis 1 tidowi d with a great deal of em rgy.and
good judgement, and people were so mali
cious m to say she was the smartest man of
l!e this ns it may, Mrs. Seroggius was an
industrious woman, and took a good deal of
pride, in the bllle placo which had been :
bought by their mutual industry and the
thought of having it wrested from them by
a e ibl-hearted creditor was in the highest
d.giec disagreeable; but to buch a calam-
ny, her husband infirmity, as the good
minister of the village called it, seemed to
The habit crew upon him.
as it almost
always doit up m those wl
lod it of imbibing too freely
ri. sof (he drunkard's wife ha
are iu the
1 been too
ten presi nied to the pood woman's under-1
si Hiding, to be regarded as simple res- j
tnuis of imagination, and she looked h.rw.ird
wnh alarm, 10 the pro-peet of eiidu.-ing j
tin-in , and bsiii'.r the litle place.
I'.at what could be done! She had ex-'
bau-ted In r eloquence upon the infatuated j
'mm, without producing any thing but a
t. tiq. ii ary cfleet. She pointed him, kindly,
t the inevitable effect of bis indulgence, and
'mi promised to do better; but, alas forj
f 'I' the. vanity of human expectations 1 he
got lip.y the very next day. I
Then she appealed to bis love of motley
tiliiu iatisfaetioii in being tho owner of a
"Mage and ten acres of land, and wanning
ip with the importance of the subject, de
clared sho wou'd not enslave herself any
1 'iigi-r to pay for the place, and then have
it taken away from them to pay a ruin bill-
Jim listened patiently to liio pood dame's
loqueiice, iU1d, as usual, promised to do
Letter ; but, also, as usual, he came into
tin: house the very next day, tight as a fid
Mrs. Scroggino was in despair; "what
y do i-bo didn't kuow," as the expressed
it lo Parson Allwise, who was a cyinpathi-
c-1, she had tcolded, ho had threatened, I The artist shook his head, resolutely rc
aud all to no purpose. "What could a 1 fusing to touch her money. Of course. Mrs.
i. , ,. , ,. I '-''OfeT'"" was grateful, and gave the arti-t
I arson Allwisc himself, though ho made 1 an invitation to take tea with her, which he
it a point not to interfere in the domestic accepted. In the course of the meal the
uuaiia ot Ms riajisliioiiers. was at at moved
to try his powers of puiouasioii ou the
lint Jim, utifortuiiately for the fucccss
ot his appeal, had but a poor opinion of
milliters iu general, and of l'arson Allwise
... , UL, irUUU an imu ine
..,i... i.. . .i.. i i , , . , ..
Itt. i.ithmi nr .....I .... 1 a.I I .1 I ci
wviniy i a.-ior mai ue uau better unnu ltisyouu
iMrs. .croggins was shoc ked ut the bold-
ness of her hjmusc in answering a minister
go-.l in purh a pointed manner,
and was led to believe that the case was
now lifeless indeed.
liut wou.tto'8 wits arc Cfiual to almost trv
emergency : and though she had confessed
ly given Jim over to the tender mercies of
the devil, she could not help thinking it
would be a good thing if ho could only be
saved from himself.
due day, circumstances feemcd 1 con-t-piro
in favor of an experiment, vhieh had
suggested itself to lit r fertile brain, and
lie immediately carneU it into eltect, w.tU ; callJ(i jll0 tllu kitcR11 in tlle 1110rijin vas
the most happy success, as the seiuel will:Kn A...,,,, rr... .,-,...- I. I... i.
Jim Lrul liti'ii clratiing out the pig jk-u,
and uh llie oporutiun was rathi r a Ji&a
irrefiibli' oie lie had lortUied liis olfnrtorics
by drinking nu inordinate 'l'la,1,l,.v ' Vl1'-' ;
.( Miglaml rum. ,
J no nnuy siun, n:i jui , ui-i not taue ei-
U:i t on bis brain till the job was dine. 1 be
pig pen was eleanml out, but Jim was in a
condition which bitter lilted him to occupy
it, than the neat, white-floored kitchen of
bis i ottaee. Joit Jim did not realise this j
unpleasant truth, and h-av 11115 bis shovel and I
b 'e 111 the sty, sta-ir.reit tvthe'iou-e.
"lie was a sight to be boll, as .Mrs.
Scro'.'gins tiihl the minister. The Job he
bad ju-t completed was essentially a dirty
one, and Jim, as we have remarked, being
pruuom ne ban prepareii nnnseii to lieriorui
it witbout any Uetnuieiit to tic.il iiur-
1 ......... 1. . . .
iiients be ordinarily wore, lie was dressed
f eli.tbes and on bis
a shocking lad hat with the
in, and the brim half torn olf.
As the lioii'ir
gan to Iinlille him, lie
moved It over Iioiu Ins
sition, so that it rested
one si'le ol bis beau.
Jim settled biui-elf heavily in the
j by tin; cooking stove, looked silly, an:!
I seemed disposed to address himself to slum-
ber. bis usual resort when inebriated. 1
j Mrs. Serog-ins was mad at first, for it
wan only the day before that Jim, for the
I hundredth time, bad promise 1 never to
i drink another drop, not even iu a case of
! ltut what was tho ue of getting mad
Willi .-lieu a .oor, miy, iiiii-cliic iiiing u. nu
wa at that l .oiiieiit. Hi: was not 111 a
condition to appreciate a regular tnatrimo-
, niai blow
up, and she wu-' ly le-ohed to
vials of ber wrath, to bo poured
j reserve the vials ot berwratli, lo no poured
j out nt n more coni enient season.
She looked at him and thought of losing
'the little place of penury, degi udation,
j and the poor house. A lucky thought aro.-o,
1 like the l'l.u hix from the flames, out of the
: contemplation of the dark pi. ture ; and
' after a few inotiie;o-S deliberation she put
ou her bonnet and ch.ak, and hurried over
; to the village not half a mile distant,
j Tor a week previous a young daguerreo-Itypi-t,
with a poitablc saloon a kind of
overgrown omnibus had been delighting
the villagers by giving thnu the semblance
, of their face.-, at prices varying from nine
! shillings (0 three dollars a head, depending
' on tie' v able of t In: ease,
j All the people in the town had been da
I gnerreotved, and the omnibus man was tho
I most popular person iu the village. All
1 the dames and maidens bad been taken,
, and every Jonathan and Jcbial who could
l.o-i-t ,,f a Su-ai', a lluth, or a ally, was
tak. li with her by his side iu the picture,
his arm thrown lovingly around her neck,
and looking unutterably atlccli mate.
Ii.it .Mrs. Seroggius was not sentimental;
she bad gotli 11 over all that buig before
Jim took to il'iuknig. She proponed to put
the skill of the daguerreotvpist to a more
practical use than that of g tting the good
will of a lover.
She filtered the saloon, and though ner
heal t did b
sti anger, -1
at a little at the degradation ot
r doiuctic matters to an entire'
if demeaned herself with all .1
firmness becoming the trying occasion,
fortunately for her all the people iu the
town bad " been taken," and it was 11 dry
time with the artist. In as few words as
possible she stated the ca-e to him, and
the young gentleman readily promised co
Takitn' bis apparatus ender Ins nrni, be
accompanied M rs. Seroggius to the cottage
where Jim was sleeping off the efleets of
the villainous New England.
The inebriate sat iu precisely tho sanio
isitiou in w Inch Ins w He bail lelt linn, lie
w as ash
p in .1 lugli-tiacKeu cnair, which
. . , , 1 , , 1 - 1
. ... 1 , .1 . . .1:.- .
kept bis III I'l up, so mat tverytniiig w as
f.ivorable to thu sitting.
In a trice, Jim Seroggius old hat, ragged
dollies, long beard, dozing, drunken
l ression, aud all, were transferred to
liut the picture did not suit the artist ;
be thought one taken when the sitter was
nunki. Mould be a more correct representa-
tion. Mrs. Scrnggim tiiougnt -so, 100, nun 1 MS name, is a man ot substance, ami loves
when the dagiierreot ypist bad put in a lieWji,;, ttjfL. ., d,e more because he was iu-tru-plate,
she waked biiu up. mental iu saving her from the degradation
" fiat ily e want : asKeii .urn, wuu
Wake up!" and the lady pave him a
smart pinch, which opened bis eyes, giving
out thu true expression of the drunkard.
Tim artist was prompt, nnd iu an in-tant,
edition second of Jim Seroggius was on the
The original, not being required for fur
ther use, was suffered to slink away and
complete bis "ap.
'1 he pictures were put into a frame, and
Mrs. Seroggius produced ber money.
" Nothing, 111a am, I shall not charge you
" But, 6ir, I am alio to pay.'1
i1.m..rrs..rv.i. iM,l , r i.:.
.,- . ,...v i'ji'i tt.t. niui . Ul U N HI
( life how ho had heen brought up in the
midst of intemperance, and knew all about
.it. His father had died drunk, and h-.ivin.r
his mother pi. miless, he had .-upported her
; from the prolits of his portable saioon. Mrs.
course .sympathised with the
nig man, and readily understood why
would not take pay lor the pictures. i
. - . .
liut what was better tl,., all l.n
, artist took riuite a fancy to Jims 'onlv dau"h-
I tcr, a pretty jrirl of eialitcen ; and. after tea.
in.;,!..,! nn t.iL-mn I...K .1 ..,.!.. ( . .1
the sly rogue prcteuded that the first was
not n "ood ope. and tjok nnntbft - r
took away with biiu.
The tea things were cleared away, and
wheli he did go.tbe poor girl's heart followed
him, and hail the l..t'ht she laid awake to
think of him.
Seroggius recovered from his de
but the fir.st thin'' he baw w hen he
He picked up one of them and started
hack in confusion, when ho recognized his
own distorted features.
lie examined the other it was the coun-
tei.ance of the first, with eyes
open, anu i
looking ten times more Lbuious than the
aL.t-,ii,.r l icturu.
"tio'jd gracious!" exclaimed he, " did I
ever look so infernal homely as that''1 and
he proceeded to scrutinize the picture a se-
, coiiu time.
" I'.iamc me! if I thought I ever looked '
o confounded mean as that I d l-o down
and iumn into the river " i
and lumri into the ner I
u iiave Men them, though, that looked
jUi, tjl;it Iirt.(" continued he; "but
tl(.Ul Has drunkards now I aint a diunk-
,.,) tj10 J sometimes get a little sivzled. '
I ....,.. 1:, ,,. , the ruiinn thnnoli
. . - - - - - .
Howsoever them was taken for Me, though
when or v. here I have 110 kind of notion.
There s the old bat, and there's the oi l
tout no liii-takc.''
The foot.steps of his wife caused him to
drop the pictures, and he hastened out of
the house to avoid the tempest which he
thought his wickedness would call down up
on his head.
It is a notable fact that he omitted his
ori.iugdraiu on the occasion, and bis wife
ok courage. Like a prudent woman, as
10 was. she did not say a word H'nout the
occurrence of yesterday, and permitted .
him to cat his breakfast in peace. I
Ho got through the liny w itbout lr!nliiti '
a drop, but on the following day the old cp-
pi tite clamored for the usual dram, and in
the afternoon, while bis wile was in the tit-
ting room, be went to the closet w
be went to the closet where be
kept the bottle.
;, fir, ,i,;nr, t,.t ,,. i.:s
the two daguerreotypes, rc.-tiug against his
),ac.jj Lottie. There was Jim Seroggius,
drunk a lecp; and Jim Seroggius, drunk
' Them darn'd dogartypes !" muttered
he, starting l ack in contusion at the tuiser-
Ming object they faithfully shadowed
1; 1 1. tt.:,.i- 11., fn.. r.....i.-..,i
n. r again to be the loithsome being they .
represented him to be. Taking the black
bottle, he went to the door with it, and with i
right good will hurled it ou the door-stone,
where it was dashed into a thousand frag
ments, and thedclcctal.de stuff irretrievably
"Hallo, what are you about?" fcuid a
young 111..:: ;"s iiti-riiig the yar.I.
" Smashing my rum bottle," sriid Jim
with admirable coolucs". " You are the
d ogartype man, aint you V
" 1 am."
' Walk in, if you please," said Jim, ush
ering Mr. Shadow iut the sitting room,
where his wile and daughter were.
" I did.
' said be, "you had them pieter.s
roke the bottle, and as to looking
1 ; k0 them things again. I never will
"Here is the pledge," said Mr. Sliado
0 was a temperance mau in practice
i well lis in principle.
, "lsiu it. bv Mi
and Jim ((''
will you rub them things
"Certainly, James," and
Mrs. S. went
for the pictures.
" And now " said the young man,
Seroggius, if you will walk over to my sa
loon, I shall be happy to take the real man
as (iod made him "
"Ill do it; aud Betsy you shall come
too, and Susy."
Su-v went with her father and mother,
though her picture had been taken. Ou
the way, Mr. Shadow walked by her side,
and said a great many silly things.
The daguerreotypes were taken, and Jim
was surprised to tee the difference between
ul a drunken mau aud that ot a
j He d rank no more liquor, and though
this incident happened three years ago, he
is still asolier, reputable man in the village.
The little place is all paid for, and Mrs. S.
m superlatively happy.
Susan, in less than a year, became the
w ile of Mr. Shadow, w ho, nolwii ii-tamling
U being a drunkard s daughter.
THE DA11KNESS GONE.
Mr. A. Towiiscnd, writing from New lli igh
ton, Pa., uuder date of June '21, says:
" A little boy, blind from birth, aged about
four years, died 111 this village a lew days
ago, with scai letina. About an hour before
1 10 little sufferer departed, he exclaimed :
" Pal 1 sec uow ! Darkness is all gone!
Pay is come !'' His father inferred from
the incident that he was better, and would
probubly recover. But an hour patted, and
ho was villi thu aujjfk."
.1 mw (urslivt, for IhtufictU Sock
r.tilit'.mi i mr thr A nt unit .V i.t' 4 ...... -.V.
. , . , ' :
Q bo following letter-, vlrich wo copy from
the Boston Herald, will elaim attention.
'The writer of it is attaeled to a party who
arc engaged in making r survey for the lo
cation of it railroad tbftuoh New Hainp-
ti,liro a"J t!,u orthwteru part of New
! J'-ngiaiid. The facts ftitcd by him must
t-eii cunosity ana htmy, and it they be
e . n . . i , 1 . i i ... ....
fu"y established, may wi'l deuiaud the full-
Cat investigation :
'e.tor OAr, Franklin Co., )
iJarci 17, li.3.
JJer B. ;
Wo are int.l.e Kin rill himlet nhieh henrs
the name of Nestor (. ., W'g have been
nri,,,.. i,n.it 'fnr "tf"w lant two weens,
' under the most discouraging circunistan-
tie nave nm snow, nail, sleet, ice,
, ,i , , .
rain, floods, mu: and a.l other unbearable
things to coiiterd with.. Yesterday, freez
ing ; to day, flawing, liut I must forego
the account of my personal experience and
fufl'ciings, ard hasten tij give you a sketch
of a most ixtraordinaiy discovery made
1 y us.
Yesterday, we were Furvcyin near the
brow of thu range of hills w hie h makes up
from this gap. The air was piercing and
chilly, and tilled with drifting snow. Sud
denly the sun closed in and rain inineled
with hail, drove us to seek a shelter. There
was no house or sign of bum an habitation
within eight miles of in. Capt. Kd wards,
who leads our putty, had met with a se
vere ("prain in the early part of the dav.
and was incapable of exerting hinise
from this cause he suffered severely.
ill ;I Il. . .!.. ...... .
i) line painiuiiy tracing our way 111 iraest
01 '"-''''''', -lr. cainuel r.mersou, my com-
I'""'on !t"d chum, di.-covercd a cleft in the
-"l- UI mountain, ,mi u cuuiu oe ;i j- ,
side ot the mountain, w
Pr0!1t''"'u very easily, and would atlurd a
suUieierit retreat for our party . We leached j
t')C l'ot' autl bestowed our-elves as cosily j
as l,OSf'ble. We Were protected, both from '
winu anu storm, jue reaction 01 our !
1 ...... .....11.......
feelings, and the sudden rush of blood to;
the surface, which always follows exposure j
like that to which we bad been subjected,
caused us, iu a short time, to be very com-!
Lmerson, who never can be long ouiet, '
hegati to espl He every sole and corner ot
our retreat, lie noticed a large rat stone
w hich sounded hollow as he struck it. It '
. . IT .'11 ft . .
pearcd to be laying upon the ground, dis- :
any other rock. Lesidei,
his quick cvfi ileti.eted that the stone was
formation of the mountain. This ias en-
IXTEli ESTIXG IISCO VKK V,
otigh to excite his curiosity. Yitll the help the strength of hlnglan.i, and gave her the
of myself and another, th tone, nbieh sa power to resist ft world iu arms. AYith iu
Kiug al an angle, was removed, and we flexible purpose be suppressed all ntteinpts
fjun 1 aperture bcncu:i, lined with rude to embroil his country in a war, and for
steps. This was a spur further cxplora- twenty long years, as the first Minister of
ti.'tis. After half an luur's rather hard , the Crown, governed bis country with heroic
work, we succeeded in r.iaking an opening w ill. He was succeeded by inferior inen, but
sufficiently large to alToid an entrance. 'when the exigencies of public life again re
IJcfore us lay a cave. Kmerson would quired a man the J'elhams gave w a y for a
have entered it at once, but Capt. Edw ards Pitt as politicians and placemen 111 this
restrained biiu until such times as veutila- country must hereafter give way for patriots
tion would render it safe. Kmerson went and statesmen.
iu first ; J followed, and thu rc.-t came at-I "The highest nubiic distinctions in this
even steps, the
'f0 widening all tin way, we found
ourselves in a spacious cave with the roof
ending, until it reache 1 a height of near-
-V f 'r'-V ic-' 1 1,0 SMU ta. "J" WM
'' aeluul i.ieasurcmeiit, iiinety-fotir feet
a,"J, f 'i ""1," at V'"k"t P!,rt-
iK-yonu this, anotuer r.igit ot steps, st rm
iugly deeper than the fir-t. extended to an
other chamber, but we have not vet ex-
plon d it. What lay beyiud the first room,
to what extent the cave reaches, or what it
contains, rcinaius to be seen. But, judging
from what wo. have alieady (.iscoverei', trie
investigati Mis that arc lobe made will pos
ses the most overpowering interest. M hen
ne had beet) in the cave long enough to ac
commodate our eyes to the dim light fur-
in-lied by the opening we had made, we I e
I gan to make our observations. We were fill
1 ed w ith astonishment at w hat lay before us,
I The cave or grotto had evidently been used
as a biding place for treasure and a place.
I for concealment by those who had used it.
1 Implements of defence lay in groups upon
jone side. They were of an exceedingly au-
tigue form. Hoar antiquity rested upon
icviiy article hi lore us. '1 be dust of ages
had .settled down upon all things in the cave.
I In one corner we found three earthen vis-
scls of sil gular construction and shape. ,
I lies'; were tilled with coin, ot silver, brass
andiron, but mo-t of brass, of various
shapes. Thu coin bore 110 image, were
r I coarsely, but most cuiioii-ly wrought, ,i:J
1 1 apt. J.itw ai ds, w ho boasts sonic know ledge
! of coin-, declares them to be entirely unlike
anything which lie has ever seen 0
of, and of a very ancient date.
But the nio.-.t singular and interesting dis
covery of all, consi-ts iu our having found,
in a niche, several lolls and packets, com
posed of 11 material entirely unknown to us,
upon which were inscribed figures and char
acters, the meaning of whieh, as yet, ve
have not yet been able to determine
or make out the nation or date to which
they may have belonged.
We go to-morrow to the cave, have made
ample preparations f.r exploring its utmost
extent. We take with us provisions ,.r a
week, and bedding for our accommodation.
We shall occupy the chamber already dis
covered. Capt. Edwards is so deeply in
terested in the investigation before b'in. be
has abandoned, fur .1 week at h ast, bis sur
veying expedition, lie is filled with the
highest hopes, and, although a cold and un
impressive man in the ordinary concerns of
life, he is now aniuiat-d with the greatest
Conversing on the topic of this after
noon, be declares his belief that both the
coin and the scrolls have a date anterior to
the Christian era. If this be so, wo cer
tainly have a clue, that will conduct us to
an inquiry that has hitherto been clouded
in mystery nnd the silence of the grave,
" NY hut was the condition of this country
centuries ago, and who inhabited it? It
caunot bo supposed that this vast, continent
his beeu permitted to be a howling wilder
ness for so many thousaud years : or that
our uii obty rivers have Honed through rich
and fertile valleys since the creation, with-J
out the intelligence of man to .sound the
: .. . e i ..-.l i m..i ..r -i u I
ionises ui oni jjoiu mm .'liiht'r 01 uitiu an.;
Cant. Edwards has forwarded u binall
lio oftjU Cl ,(lld s,.rull oftllc ,.
..... i : i ..i ... r.. , i i.m ,i
i.; ot the f.xclKiii''e t olteo JIoue, with
a rc'iiicst that he would lay them before ill's
also before the faeultv i f II irvi
s;t' His letter and !.!ieka"C wi
learned and scientific men of JSoston, and ,
...... ,-n.rr. hi I imiKI
r,..., ri, i,v ,. s;,, ,r,v,.V!1 ,i,.
. - . .......
hriti".s you this n
vM u ,lim 'a'n
nnd I recommend you to
nd view the curio.-ities of
our cave. Besides he may have other and
more minute descriptions from Capt Kd wards
himself, than I am able in this hurried let
ter to give. You may depend upon hearing
from me -next Sabbath, on our return to
this place. "We Jiave a mntr iuii once a
week, which passes every Wednesday, to
you may expect to hear from me jnc.ro at
lcnJi, by Thurday night of next w eek.
1 remain your", ic,
ClIAUi.KS U. I'llOCTOK.
A GOOD WORD ON J'OUTICs!.
II. II. lirew.-ter Ksip, of l'hiladelpbia. de
li, "ii"' a very able address before the Lit
erary Societies of Princeton College ou Tues- j
day week, from which we take the following
extract w itli regard to the pursuit of politics.
" The time was in the early history of this
country when great men were wanted in pub- j
lie places to establish our in-titutiotis good '
men arc needed now in the walks of iuict;
life to strengthen them. All the world over, j
the trade of a politician i.s the occupation of i
; j a gamester; it is the business of a man w hose '
time is spent m ( iivvand stnle. Public sta
. , , , 1 .
tions can coiner 110 ranK aim nriuir no tlis-
tmetioii to men who run alter them. All
'great public occasions command the men
ni .-i iiii.eu lor ine neccssiues 01 iiie lime.-
J lie emergencies that excite great men to
action having passed by, tramiuility having
been restored, order ha ing been established,
new men infeiior men men of doubtful
part i sueeeeu to their ma-ters. and maua
with ease, it not with skill, the vast machine
which wisdom created and industry set in
motion. All history lias afforded constant
example of this our history may yet do so.
' Sir Robert Walpole iu tbe.se latter ;'unes,
with a masterly resolution, with a power
.'btiertban the storm, the power that binds
., 1 , ,,, .
the storm the calm plucKcu up the crown
of England from the hedge wherein c.meiid-
ing factions had flung it, established the Ilan-
overian succession, suppressed conspiracy,
quieted religious discord, and secured that
stability and dignity to public affairs, and
that repose to private life, whiih nurtured
country can have no attraction for right
minded men, unless they are tiie unsought
iewards of persont. 1 worth, dignity of char
acter, ment.il ability and a lilaineb.-s life.
ll taiin d in any other way, they di-grace
those who hold them. They were intended
to be great honors, not rich sinecures. The
compensation attached to the best of them,
will not equal the income that any man can
earn, who is lit to hold tiieln and discharge
If men crawl to bigl
places bv craft
and low eontrivanei if
' they hold t lit in at
the co.-t of all love of the truth and practice
of le roie virtue if they accept station,
which they are unequal to, fron want of
proper training from want i f information
and want of mental capacity, and which they
hold like impostors, and usurpers, puffed up
with vanity, and meanly greedy for the pay
of the place they are iu a pillory. Such
adventurers nnd serving men in their mas
ter's clothes, will be laughed at and expell
ed with scorn by the misguided people who
exalted them to power to establish an equal
ity of vulgarity", ostentation and wickedness.
Let not this be your fate.
" Thus far the great men ef llii- land have
with reluctance and humility, received the
dignities their coutitrvtnui ha.c bestowed
" v, aalungton and .letterson and Jackson
novir stooped to solicit place, or accepted
it as the result of secret contrivance.
" Let me w arn y a against the temptations
that beset you to embark in this business of
politics. A life well spent, in the steady-
read pursuit of any calling, will yield you a let
I tcr income, will give you an independence
of position, and a manly dignity of character,
that no ofliec can ever s( cure for you. The
small offices of a country are always small
places and the high oiks must be tilled by
inch of mark, for little men grow less in them,
and dwindle into pigmies, lii fore you will
consent to step out rt the 1 i-pei -ta'de priva
cy of your own calling to take o!h 'c, be sure
that you are not unworthy of the place, or
impelled by sdh'sh motives f.r t the most
wortbv and upright ihc-c stations bring with
them trials :md griefs that torture inen to
death. Oftentimes person of merit are
swept to ruin in these high floods ot vulgar
c.v itt nieiit. or are st. lined tor lite, and their
Useful. les, hurt ' V stopping to waive their
rank, and be associated in tho.-c ciitei pi iscs
with mean, unprincipled lniii. '1 he shores
, f political life, in every country, are .-ticvii
with w reeks like these, and many of them
were rich argosii s.
" If vouwish to know what public fame is,
remember that the long line of Koiua.i con
suls and (Ireeiau magistrates is now forgot
ten, while -E-op, a slave, Socrates, a me
chanic, and Horace, the sou of a fiicdiuun,
CHINA WAKE l'Oil THE WHITE
A firm in New York is preparing by or
der of President Pierce, China table ware
for the White House, consisting of 4oll pieces
lofthcr with 5o dozen of glas co' Mien
ikwsand fve A.iw-oU d'Ml.ir.
Tlic Comet of ISXG.
The following interesting details respect
ing the comet whieh is expected to inaki: its
:iiieai'iiiiee about thu year l-oli, are f;iven
by M. Habiiiet, an eminent French a-tiono-nier,
and melnber of the Academy of Sci
ences, in an article recently published.
The jioston Traveller translates from the
Courier (les Ktats I nis :
"This comet is one of the crandest of
which bi.-tiirians make mention. Its period
of revolution is alinut :tlll) vears. It was
seen in the years Mil, M'', (is:t, in li, l'Jtil,
and the last time in 1 ... Astronomers
agreed in predicting its return in 1-4-1, but
it failed to appear inioujitv an n tni zi nus,
nceordinj; to the expression of liuhiiict and
contiiuies to shine still, unseen bv us. Al-
reaivhi! observatories b'?in to be alarm-
CJ Srr tne tato ot tlieir lieautitul '.vamleiuw
start Sir John llersbel himself had put a
rape upon bis telescope, when a learned
calculator of .Middicburgh, M. Uoiiiine, re
assured the astronomical world of the con
tinued existence of the venerable and mag
" Disijuieted, as all other astronomers
were, by the non-arrival of the comet at the
expected time, M. 111111.1110, aided by the pre
paratory labors of M r. Hind, with a patience
truly Ibiteli, lias revised all the calculations,
and estimated all the actions of plain ts up
on the comet for three hundred years of
revolution. The result of this patient la
bour gives the arrival of the comet in Au
gust, I "o-1, with an uneei tainly of two years,
more or less ; so that from 1 "-."(! t. 1-iiii,
we may expect the great comet which was
the cause of the abdication of thu Kmpi ror
Charles V. in I oli.
" It is known that, partaking of the gen
eral superstition, which interpreted the ap
pearance ot a comet as the ton runner ot
some fatal event, Charles believid that
this comet addressed its menace particularly
to bun, as holding the iir.-t rank among sove-
reign-. The great and once wise, but now
wearied and shattered monarch, had been
f"r some time the victim of cruel reverses.
There were threatening indications iu the
political if not in the physical horizon, of a
still greater tempest to come. He was left
tj cry in despair, 'Fortune abandons old
men. The appearance of the blazing star
seemed to him an admonition from luaveii
that be must cease to be a sovereign, if be
Would avoid a fatality from which one with
out authority might, be spared. It is known
that the Kmpi-ror survived his abdication
but. a little more than two yeais.
" Another comet, which passed near us in
l-'fll"), and which has appeared twetit v-five
times since the year 1 :) before the Christian
era, has been associated by the superstitious
with many important events which have oc
curred near the period of its vi-itatioii.
" In ll'ol'i, William the Conqueror landed
iu England at the brad of a numerous ar
my about the time that the comet up. eared
which now bears the name of Hallev's 0111
et. The circumstance w as regarded Pv ti e
English as a prognostic of the victor- of the
Normans Ir inlnsiol iimv'i.r.nl terror it. to
the minds of the people, and contributed
not a little towards the submission of the
country after the battle of Hastings, as it
had served to discourage th" soldi. -rs of
Harold before the combat. The comet is
represented on the famous tapestry of lia
vcux, executed by tjuetu .Matilda, the wif
o; the conqueror.
"The same it. met, in 1 loll
mining the Turks under the
Male-dint II., and into the
Clirithin din ing the terri' le 1
ranks of the
alJesof li' l-
grade, iu which ln.Hi'.l Miisuiiuen perished.
The i'oni"t is described by historians of the
time, as 'immense, ternLle, of enormous
length, carrying in its train a tail which co
vered two celestial signs ((ill degrees,) and
producing universal terror.' Judging IV...111
this portrait, comets have singularly degen
erated iu our day. Jt will be remembered,
however, that in 1-11, there appeared a
comet of great brilliancy, which inspired
some superstitious fears. Since that epoch,
seienee has noted nearly 0 comets, which,
with few excel. lions, were visible onlvbv
the aid of the telescope. Kei.l. r. when iisk
ed how lllaliv colli. -Is tliel'i- WiO'e ill the ltd.
veils, ausweied, 'as many as there are lish
IU the sea.
"Thanks to the progress of astronomical
science, the.-u singular stars are no longer
objects of terror. The theories ,,f N wtoti,
llallev, and their successors have complete
ly destroyed the imaginary empire of com
ets. As respects their physical nature, it
was f.r along time believed that they were
composed of a compact centre, surrounded
by aluminous atiuospheie. On this subject
the opinion of M. Cabinet, who must be re
garded as good authority ou such questions,
is as follows : 'Comets cannot exercise any
material inlliu mi upon our globe ; and the
earth, should it traverse a comet iu its entire
br.'adth, would p. reiive it no more than if
it slu. u! 1 er .ss j cloud a hundred thousand
millions of times lighter than our atmos
phere, and which could no more make its
way through our air than the slightest puff
of an ordinary bellows could make its way
through an anvil." It would be difficult to
comparison more reassuring.
This eel, hr .Si :i I
fit-lit I'plsO ll .1 o'l!.
ti-l Il.flfl I till ilil I
, I" lni coin. I. Ol the I
e I. ml, l V. 11.1. 1 111, I
pes, , n'li.iw l , n ,
sin is pri -i rvi
;.l Mil. i:. It
. ll.eoi g the
lory ei tin- i i'iiij
m ol .Niiriii n o
. si I
, ul, J by M . tilii. i, :
i;uirni ii:. , ei evlhe I .inpn s AI.il il.U ,
l- r -.I lb nrv I. It e. nsi-iri ut' ;i hi , n w
!. . t in ii iith, mill go ii.e ics hri'iei ; am. is
llOo i J eel lip i ! til , 1 1 ts, e. ill hi lie' - II lil Si
lii.ll.Mtii.g lis mi: Ii el. Tlic ti'.'n s .ill ail
kil ly tiiu nei i!ii .
1. gl I
The Charleston Courier says that an in
dividual named Daniel T. Shepherd vo'.un
tari'y delivered himself, on Ihursday, t.
Sheriff Yates, Confessing he had killed one
W illiam Hodge, at St. James, Saiitee.iu an
affray which oceuivd there on the 1 4th inst.
He was committed bv H. W. Schroder, es.i ,
to await bis trial at the next October Term
of the Court ol Sessions.
A quick workman can make thirty flour
barrels a day. A single barrel has been
ouio io seven miuutcs aud half.
J'niii the Charliftoii Ciinicr, 7;.vy mbrr.
Till: MOVING TAllLi;.
3'is.st J''ituif : (In a late i.-it to tLc
North, I was imiteu to witness this j.he
ti'jini nuii. Four persons stand around a ILLt
small table, one on each side, and place
their npc.li light baud flat oil the table near
one collier, and their lelt on the right hand
of the pel'.-uu lo the let!, placed near tho
corner. Alter I ) or -JH minutes thu tabic
moves in a eiriie,tl.e pei.,oi,s running around
with it. keel lu' tl
lanils in the same re
places, the w "iidi r is, what is the
cause of this motion. '1 lie opinion of many
is, that c h. ctricity is imparted from tho
liamTs of the individuals, and gives this mo
tion although, the table may be a non-cou-
uuetor aceoruing to the knowledge we now
possets of the natiue ol this hava
said that I was 1 1 1 v I , . : to U,';!e iv.iii.
derful phenomenon, but 1 did not see the
table move iu a circle, except when the per
sons pullid it aioiiml with their hands.
Their hands weie disposed in the best man
lier to bring about that -Heft, I account
tor the pheiiomeii"ii in this way: the hand
has a disposition to return to the body, as
the muscles that extend the nun become
fatigued, whieh takes place iu a short tiliiu
there is a pulling of the corner of the ta
ble then towards the individual, as well as
a downward pressure, and a pulling towards
the right, as the right band is upon the ta
ble and is on a belli r surface for pulling than
that of the lelt, and from its temperature
having caused a lacuuni, al-o sticks to thu
table. The right arm is inorcowr more
commonly employed in puiiiuc, and so far
as the will may operate iu bringing about
this phenomenon. Would be the hr.st to puil,
in w hich case the body i.-: drawn back on
tie right and uiovi.d forward 011 the Wit,
and causes t lie; lelt bund to push, w idle tho
riht is pu. ling will
plied to it, a tiuall ,
tlo se lorce.s thus tip.
lit tabic iuo es iu a,
l o see the principle more clearly of forco
thus aj. plied, let a sheet of paper l. caught
in the same place between the thumb and
fingers, ),y f,j 11 r individuals. I believe that
this phenomenon, which has caused suih n
great sensation at the Noith is brought out
by these mean, because, although the tx-
pcliini nt t
lnove the table las made" bv
those who were distinguished lor exhibiting-
this piieiioinch ui, it did not in a single in
st; nee move around, when i used the pre
caution to aile-l the heavy pressure of their
bauds upon it, but it eca.-oi to move the in
stant that the pressing hand was detected.
I have 00 doubt that the table is suint tiliit s
moved through lueie mi-chief, sometimes
through an uneoii-eioUs. pressure of the baud
of a fatigued arm, and souk times through
the strong will of individuals inclined lo bo
j h ar vedloas.
j The power that the. will may exert in this
i expel'. ineht may 1": estimate.'., v ben we I'c-
fleet that a button sUspi hded at the cud vi
la thread held bctv.11.11 the thumb and lou
i linger, will mule in various direction- at
j the will of him who hold- the thread. I
! 1 1 . 1 1
would not ii.-k a loaee 111 vour pale r lor
' ""-S '"at l IouikI so many intelligent
I I'euticiucn, clergy men, lawyers, doetor, and
"'en of science, in the iiio.-t confident belief
'hat this phenomenon was truly Wonderful.
1 'H'' moving table belongs to the family of
"toe spiritual lapping-. J he table was
first moved from the wall iii.rely, and al
though it astouiidid thousands of the mo-t
intelligent people iu the North, it was thu
grossest humbug ever practiced. 1 caiiucl
conclude this al tide without stating a ease,
to shoiv boil tar ciedubty may supply facts.
While the individuals. Were engaged in the
experiment of moving the table around,
they would lreqiieiitiy observe that they
heard the table clack that it would soon
begin to move, under the belief that it was
electricity that mo-,..,! it, when 1 could hear
no sound, altiiou,1! 1 put uiyiariu a favor
able position to le ar.
The i ditor of tin" New-York T i'oof has
written that she table continues to move al
ter the hands of the individuals are removed
from it. V e have all seen a top move a!',
tcr it leaves the hand of the boy that -pulled
u re may be more done in the " land
' ,J' spirits
than I sa.v, or as called ti wit
ness, that benugs to tni- part ot .Northern
wonders, and therefore 1 limit what 1 have
1 oiler the above as an answer to the call
of the Baltimore C. j f ".
J. 1'. CM ITT AG.
INVESTIGATION Ol- TABLE M VIXC.
The objict which 1 had in view in this in-qui.-y
was not to satisfy myself, for inv con
clusion had been formed already on the ev
idence of those who had turned tables; but
tii at I u.ight be enabled to give a strong
opinion, founded ou facts, to the many who
npliid torn.: fir it. Yet the proef which
I .-.light I't, and the mcth id followed in
the inquiry, weic juic.-i !y of the same na
ture as those wiiiih 1 should adopt ill any
other physical investigation. The parties
with whom I have worked were Very honor
able, very clear in their intentions, success.
t'ul ta! ic-movcrs, very de:
irous of sueceed-
ing iu establishing the existence of a pceu
: liar powt r, thoioiighly candid, and very ef
'ifeetual. It is with me a choir point that
. : the ta'de in n es i hen the parlies, though
they strongly wis;; ,t, d i not intend, and do
I ti "t bei.eve that tin v move it bv ordinary
' mechanical power They say the t ibio
: draws tin ir ban-Is : that it move- tii-st,
i and tiny have t- fo'.i ov it: that it somg-
times even I
o i s ti eii.i under tlieir hands.
I With some tl
I . ..
me the taoii. w. i move to the vi 'ht
!( r U It
according as thev wish or will it!
with others the direction of the fir-t motion
uncertain. But all ugri e that the table
moves their hands, and not t'i hands th?
table. Though l believe the parties do not
intend to move toe tu de, but obtain the re
sult bv a .'tii ii-v .'i'uitary action, still I
have no doubt ..f ti
no doubt ot the iutluchee of expects.
tion upon their ban Is, and through that up.
on the success or tailurp of th- ir effirts.
I The tirst point, there!" ire, w.n to rem nv all
objects uue t) extn-etalion, bavin. rdvion
to the substances whieh 1 might desire to
use : so plates of the most different bodies,
electrically speaking uanely, saud-papr,
mill-board, glue glass, luoiit'day, tiu f oil,
'-r wiiU ker iu distress. $10 hud outrcat-