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From the Magnolia. f
The Ruins of Palenque.
Oh City of the Post! where sleep thy dea!;
Thse mighty warriors, who thine armies led
To glorious bat le in ihy palmy days; -And
who received from tLee,diy noblest praise!
Where nre thy princes now, no longer thine,
Though like proud Rome, thou thought'st them di
" vino!
All gone, all perished in one common doom,
Buried beneath Oblivion's Tasting gfoom: -
And these lone monuments can onlj' tell,
A mighty city flourished here and fi ll.
Unnumbered years have passed, ages have flown,
Since all thy glorv fled, though not alone,
Thy language perished with thee, .and thy name
Is lost forever now, to memory and.to fame.
Here vhere thy stately palace proudly stood,
Now stand the loftiest scions of the wood;
While 'neath their jagged root-', far under ground,
And spread ia wild confusion all aiound,
Lie the tall statues of t hi no ancient rat e,
Buried like kings, in their last rr sling place.
And here huge walls Ftill rising up sublime,
Seem destined to outbrave the hand of timr-,
"While on their sculptured sides lho power ofarf,
Still lives, to charm the eye and captivate the heart.
See lre the figure ot some ancient knight,
Clad in fierce armor, ready for the fight,
And there his enemy with equal pride,
Anxious the doubtful contcft to decide;
While on each hand, stmne hieroglyphics tell,
Of him who conquered, and of him who fell.
Oh, might some genius like ChampoJlian rise,
To tear away the veil that blinds our eyes,
And bid theso moss-grown tablets to unfold,
The mighty deeds thnir heroes done of old;
To tell us whence thry sprang, and what the name,
Of their great leader now unknown to lamp,
And whence they learned those arts, which none
have known,
Save the wi?o nations of the East alone.
Sure then, would science mastc r every clime,
And gather up the richest stores of time,
Bring from the dreamy past her long lost dead,
And waken memories forever fled. '
And Greece and Rome misfit then no longer be,
The boasted nations of antiquity;
But western empires claim a kindred name
Among the during monuments of fame.
Sparta, Ca. E. M. P.
From Wright's La Fontain.
The Ass carrying Itches A Fable.
An ass, with rdics for his load,
Supposed the worship on the road
Meant for himself alone,
And look on lofty airs,
Receiving as his own,
The incense and the prayers.
Some one who saw his great mistake,
Cried, master Donkey, do not make
Yourself so big a fool
Not you they wo-ship, but your pack;
They praise the idols on your back,
And count yourself a paltry tool.
'Tis thru a brainless magistrate
la honored for hia robe of State.
Miscellaneous.
' The Spectre Mask.
A TALE OF THE LAKE OF COMO.
It was a still and cloudless night not a
breath stirred the leaves on the high trees that
surrounded the great villa of Count Minotti,
oft the lake of Como, when two figures were
seen to emerge from a private door that led
into the garden surrounding the house, and
descend the stone steps to a little boat, in the
stern of which sat a figure muffled in a coarse
cloak. Perceiving their approach, the man
who occupied the boat, immediately arose and
assisted the cavalier and his companion, a fe
male of stately form and features, of great
beauty, to d:sccnd, which they did in silence,
and entered the boat, which was immediately
pushed off. There no moon to add beauty
' and effect to the scene, but the heavens were
studJed with stars, and the clear blue lake re
flected their more intensely blue rays, whilst
the lights from the windows of the different
dwellings that skirted the shores, were reflect
ed in long lines of gold, and the distant bark
of the witch dogs alone broke the stillness of
the night. Not a word was spoken by either
party, until the boat reached the middle of the
lakts when the lady laid her small white hand
on the shoulder of the cavalier, and looked
earnestly in his face for Svme minutes.
Dearest Vicenzo," said she, " why so
moody and thoughtful ? Yon evening star
shines as brightly as on that night wnen you
wooed and won my poor heait; but," she
continued mournfully, "you are changed,
aye, changed aud flow scat cely vouchsafe a
wora.
Yes," replied he who was thus addressed,
as he . cast . from his shoulder the cloak in
which ho was thus muffled, " I have words
for thine ear to-night which may not be pleas
ingMariana, thou hast outlived my love.
Hast thou no prayer ready ? for here I shall
absolve myself from the vow my folly made
thee.'!
The lady stared wildly at her husband, for
he was no less, and attempted to clasp him
round the neck.
",Dear, dear, lord," she said in supplicating
accents, "what dreadful deed dost thou medi
tate! , Think, oh, in mercy think what you
would, do !; Have I offended ?. I Have I, said
or 'done anything to : -"
Peace !" muttered her stern but cruel part
ner j; forcibly r removing her arms' peace, I
say, and pray for thy sou!, for thou has not ten
mi mates to live !" , , -
The lady fell on her knees, before her mer
ciless lord, and in a frantic manner besought
him to have pity, but 'the fiend had steeled his
heart, and he harshly bade her prepare for
death; when the tone of his victim sudden
ly changed, and no longer a suppliant, she
vehemeutlyjupbraided htm for his cruelly. ,
: Vicenzo IV- said she, as her dark eve flash
ed wrathfully, 1 am in thy power, "but rby
friends will avenge mo! I ask net for life, for
I kjiow thy ' purpose is daadly ; but dread the
vengeance of my family, who will demand me
at thy hands." .
The Count deigning no other reply than a
low articulate malediction ; made a sign to
his attendant, w ho immediately rising, seized J
the lady by the arm.
Hurl her into the lake, Jacopo," said Miu
notti ; and the words had scarcely passed his
hps, when their, victim, forced in spite of her
struggles, overthe side of the boat, fell with
a faint shriek and a heavy plash into the wa
ter, but she almost immediate rose to the sur
face, and the Count seizing an oar," endea
vored to stun her by a blow on the head.
The stroke was ill-directed, and missed the
Countess, who, seizing the oar with both
hands, supported herself, and thus addressed
her cruel husband:
" Vicenzo Minnotti, thy days are number
ed God shall judge you for this deed; I sum
mon you to appear before his tribunal before
this moon is out!"
Her husband instantly directed his atten
tion to return to his villa. Remorse never
touched the breast of Minnotti, who was as
subtle as he was revengeful and cruel, and he
spread it abroad that his wife had eloped from
him, and the tale was believed, for he had
previously circulated stories of her infidelity.
Three weeks and more had passed, when
a nobleman on the other side ot the lake, gave
a splendid fete, to which many were invited,
and amongst the rest the Count Minotlo was
the coyest of the gay throne. During the
evening he had regarded a lady of exquisite
beauty, and now he endeavored to enter into
conversation with the object of his admira
tion ; but the lady was coy, aud replied to all
the the fond things he addressed to her with
provoking coldness, and Minotti more than
once felt his wrath almost master order. If
he handed the beautiful mask an ice, she mod
estly. excused herself, and the Count in vain
begged that she would partake of some slight
refreshment, without which she could not pos
sibly support life through the evening. The
halls were brilliantly illuminated by enumerable
lamps, that mocked the stars above them,
and dance and sprightly conversation were not
lacking.
" Dearest lady," said he, '-'excuso a little
gentle force, and let me remove that envious
vizor from your lovely face.''
His companion made no reply, and Min
noiti construing her silence as an assent, play
fully raised the mask from the lady's face
but oh, horror ! what did he behold ! the pale
countenance of his murdered wife, who re
garded him with a look so fearful, that his very
blood was chilled, and his knees bent under
him. -
" Vicenzo !" said the spectre, laying her
laying her cold, clammy hand on his and look
ing him earnestly in the face, " behold thy
wife !"
The Count heard no more he recoiled
from the apparition, and with a gasp fell sense
less to the ground. He was discovered by
some of the company in a death-like state,
from which though attended by the most skil
ful physicians, he did not recover his senses
until morning, when ho begged those who at
tended him to send for a confessor, to whom
he unfolded what had occurred ; but the re
membeiance of the scenes in which he had
beeu an actor operated so strongly on his
shattered nerves, that fit after fit succeeded
and ere tho evening bell had rung, the guilty
soul of i Vicenzo had fled forever.
So far goes common rumor ; but the sister
hood of. a neighboring convent know the se
quel of the story. The wife w hom her lawless
husband would have betrayed to death, was not
permitted by Providence thus to perish.
Buoyed up by her clothing, and assisted by
the oar, which by the trepidation of those who
intended her murder was left in her possession
she floated a loug hour a living death, upon
the bosom of the deep, still Ia"ie.
The barge of the nobleman at whose villa
the fete took place, rescued the lady as her
strength was just exhausted, and the rest the
reader knows. It only remains to state that
the lady, shocked with the world, betook her
self to the seclusion of a convent ; and it was
not thought advisable to disahuse the minds
of the peasants of the idea of a supernatural
visitation for so horrible a crime. Her res
cue and subsequent residence were therefore
carefully concealed.:
From ihe New Orleans Crescent City.
Sketches of the West.
Mason's (Jang. The navigation of the
Ohio and Mississippi rivers was, at au early
period in the history of the settlement ot the
West, attended with great dangers, the most
formidable of which was the existence of or
ganized bands of robbers, who had commis
sion merchants, at all the points of any note
ou the rivers. Very few boats, at that time,
succeeded iu making a trip to New Orleans,
without being overhaulded by these marauders,
who made the green old wood their home, and
revelled in intoxicating delights, purchased by
the blood and pillage of their victims. Boat
after boat would leave commercial points on
the Ohio, and never be heard of afterwards.
So great was the destruction of life and pro
perty, that few speculations were undertaken,
the nierchauts losiug all hope of a return of the
cargoes shipped.
A few miles below Shawneetown, on the
Ohio, i3 the celebrated "Rock-in -cave," as it
is called for shortness, we presume, but pro
perly the "Cave-in-roce." It is a studendous
rock, some fifty feet in height, containing- a
number of small rooms, connected with each
other, which were once the residence of "Ma
son's Gang,." if any reliance can be placed
on the stories of the time. Mason was an
Lnglishman, who, as the tale runs, left the
"nation of shop-keepers' . in disgust, and
sought the bouudless forests of the West for a
home more congenial to his uature, which is
described as fierce and uncompromising.
His "gang" was a chosen one, from the half
savage and baseVoDuTation of dm hnrdfiV ' in
ured from childhood to hardships, and haviug
no restraint on their wild and malignant pas
sions. ; ;
Mason s operations were extensive. Boats
were captured their crews murdered and
his. own, men- placed on board. The cargoes
wcjre distfosed;of at Ificksburg, Natchez, and
New Orleans, by his coadjutors; and if Mad
lame Rumor is to be believed at nil, men now
rolling-'ia wealth can be pointed out, who
amassed fortunes as the agents of the great ri
ver and land pirate.
Near the rural village of Steubenville, on
the Ohio, resides an old Dutchman named
Peter Schoeuberger, who never bends the
kuee in prayer, without concluding with a fer
vent hope that Mason is at this present time
in a very warm climate Peter was among
the first of the boatmen who embarked in their
cumbrous vessels for New Orleans, and was
very fortunate in one of his adventures He
reached the city, and disposed of bis flour and
whiskey at high prices, realizing several thou
sands in gold and silver; shiuplasters being
unknown in those days. Few steamboats
were at that time navigating the rivers of the
West, and it was the custom of the boatmen
after selling out, to meet together choose their
officers and march for home a la nrilitaire.
Having made all right, Peter set out in com
mand of some 30 hands, for Ohio, in as good
a humor as the possession of the yellow boys,
and . the prospect of soon seeing his "frow"
and 'kildren' could make him. Tis true, he
had some misgivings about 'de tam robbers
he might encounter on the road, but he had
done every thing prudence and ingenuity
could suggest, to frustrate the highwayman.
His "dilers" were sewed up in the lining of a
pair of buckskin "irovvserloons," stowed away,
and the sure old rifle was ever at his side.
The company travelled during the day, and
camped out at night, with sentinels at their
posts. Their niarch was unmolested, and
they reached the borders of Tennessee, with
out having any other use for their arms, than
to bring down some of the wild game w hich
crossed their oath. Conceiving themselves
entirely out of danger, they neglected station
ing sentinels arouud the camp, tor as old Jre
ter says, ?'by sure I vas one tousands miles
from de tam rascals." This negligence prov
ed their ruin. Oce morning, just before day,
they were all awakened by the quick report of
rifles, aud on rising, found to their utter as
lonishment that they were surrounded by a
band of robbers. There was no time for par
ley. The chief of the band told them to sur
render and their lives would be snared. This
was a poser to all, but more especially to Pe
ter. who had no idea of losing the castings
necessary to square the vards on his return.
"Will you surrender or not?" thundered the
bandit chief.
"By sure I dish, for I dosh " replied
Peter.
Bang bang bang! went the murderous
guns of the robbers, and in a few seconds a
number of the boatmen were stretched dead
on the ground. lhehring ceased tor a mo
ment, and the chief repeated the question of
surrender. Ihe boatman finding resistance
fatal, held a short consultation, and determined
to escape if possible, with their lives, by giv
ing up their money. Peter alone objected
1 heir hands were tied behind them, and every
part of their clothing searched. At last the
chief called out
"Where is the buckskin pantaloons?"
"I don't kuovv," said the boatman he was
robbing.
"The old Dutchman's, I mean" said the
robber, "they've got dollars iuside, and
I must have them or blood!"
"Der ty vel '." said old Peter, struggling to
get his hands loose. The pants wereoon
lound,' ripped open, and out rolled the wheels
to the mdiscribable anguish of old Feter.
It is worthy of remark here, that the robbers
knew the exact amount of money in the pos
session of the boatmen, furnished, doubtless,
by their agents iu New Orleans, who sold the
produce.
In a few moments the robbers were on the
retreat, giving the boatmen money sufficient
to defray their travelling expenses. The un
fortunate men commenced their march at the
first blush of morn, in a state of mind easily
imagined, and had proceeeed a short distance
on the way, when it was discovered old Peter
is among the missing. Guns were fired,
and lungs exerted, but no trace of the honest
Dutchman could be found. No one could
unravel the mystery of his disappearance, and
he was given up as lost.
In a few days the boatmen reached their
homes with heavy hearts, and told of their bad
luck and the loss of old peter. Ihe country
around was regularly "stirred up" crowds
flocked around the adventurers to hear all
and Peter's "frow" went on at a great rate, in
her lamentations for the loss of the old man
-and the "dilers." A few days after, a great
change was observable in the conutenances
of the villagers. Peter was home, quietly
seated by a blazing hickory fire, spinning an
unvarnished tale of his last adventure. It ap
pears he was fully determined to lose "neck
or nothing," and followed the robbers ou foot,
without mentioning his intention to any one.
The next day they perceived him travelling
behind, and riding up to him, told him if he
did not turn and go back, they would shoot
him. ; Peter told them he couldn't go back
without his money to pay for his farm, and
would "as leash die ash live.", They rode on
on, and Peter still pursued, regardless of the
several warnings he received. The better
emotions of our nature will sometimes be felt
by the most hardened and criminal, and the
old man's appeal was so urgt- and hicr de
termination so fixed, that Mason gave him his
money back! Peter, however, never forgave
him for tying his hauds, spoiling his buck
skins, : and leading him such a wild-goose
chase in search of his "dilers."
From the Oxford Mercury. - I Bather Awkward
Mr Editor: By publishing the following, I The assistant minister in a not very dis-
you oblige a large portion of that very re-jtant parish being violently smitten by the
spec table class ot your readers called Bacbe- I charms ot a certain iaay wno resided in a
lore I pretty whitewashed iwo-story nouse, within a
On Saturday the 14th of May, according I a gunshot of the manse, used, often in the
to previous notice, the Hydrophobical Institute I eveuings, to hover around the dwelling of his
was at an eany hour, crowded by unwashed I enchantress, like some gnome over tne spot
and unshaved bachelors. The meeting was I where its treasure is concealed. One dark
organized by calling Unexampled Mammoth- I autumn night he was perambulating as usual
Scheme to the chair and appointing Cruel I" chewing the cud ot sweet and hitter tan-
Tragedy Secretary. The objects of the meet-I cies," and gazing on the lighted window of
mg were tneu briefly explained by Anti- bis charmers bedroom ; out, contrary to usual
Hysterics, intermixed with whose discourse, custom, more than two hours passed away,
there were occasional touches of the sublime aud still the light was as bright as ever, shin
end passages of thrilling pathos. He con- ing "like a good deed in a naughty world."
eluded by moving the following resolutions,
all of which were earned nem. con.
1st. Resolved, lhat for the better forma
tion of a uniform system by which our unfor
tunate class may, in future, succeed in winn-
jea
lousi
came over his rever-
A twinge of
ence s heart. . nat could oe the lair one's
long vigil? Could there be another lover in
the case? This state of uncertainty was too
dreadful to endure. Fortunately, as he
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mg the nearis oi me r air, mat each member tnougni,a rauuer sioou temptingly convenient
of this assembly give in the experience of his at the end of the house ; a few turns of it, by
courtship, and that a rule be formed from the I his clerical fingers, brought it opposite the
history of each so detailed. j lighted window ; the preacher mounted this
2d. Resolvedy That a committee of three I unusual rostrum, and climbed as far as to be
be appointed to report at our next- meeting, I opposite to the light, when, looking down into
on the most effectual means to secure against the court-yard, he spied the figure ot a man
injury from Kicks. moving along witbm a dozen yards of him.
In accordance with the last resolution, Ashamed of his position, he mounted beyond
Messrs. Bumpus Blubber, Sky Blue, and the whitewashed wall, thinking to conceal him
Soloman Lounger, were appointed a commit- J self on the dark slates, but the lover of the
tee. Mr J. Stupid Foppington then gave his I maid (who was on a wooing visit himself)
experience, the substance of which was, that I knew in a moment the reverend sweatheart
when a dirty-face boy, it was the unanimous of his mistress, and, with remorseless waggery
opinion of his mother that he icus an excep- I removing the ladder altogether, he left the vic-
tion. That he was caressed, be-patted and tim of jealousy to spend the night on the old
De-Kissea ny nis mammy-s temaie visitors, an iasnionea stair . shaped game ot the nouse
agreeing that he was a little dear, and predict- " Lang and dreary was the night," yet the
ing the slaughter he would some day make daylight came unwished for, aud there he was
among the hearts of the ladies, lhat in con- found, by all the laborers of the farm, perched
sequence of his peculiar promise, it was on his "bad eminence." Ha was taken
thought advisable to bring him up to no par- down, amid the ill suppressed sneers of trie
ticular profession, thus leaving his talents un- men aud the giggles of the women, looking
cramped by any business, but that of con- dispirited, baffled and ashamed, unwilling to
ternplatiug himself which was thought to be give any rational account of his elevation, ful
employment enough for any one mind, con- 1 ly assured of his character becoming food for
sidering the immense importance of the sub- village gossip, and himself the laughingstock
ject. of the whole country side. . Nor was he long
At five Mr J. Stupid Foppington was in findiug, from the loud waggiugs of scan-
breeched, booted at ten, and fell in love at fif- dal's tongue, that he had made a hole in his
teen. The object of his passion was oue of manners which only wedlock could patch up;
tho3e great nuisances among women, a seusi- and a few months saw him legally entitled to
ble spirited girl, who made no scruple of tell- enter the door of that room, for attempting to
ing Mr J. Stupid Foppington that he was a steel a peep into whose windows he had been
goose. Mr J. Stupid's next flame was more forced to take upon himself, permaturely and
"ton-ish." She had fallen in love with his without a kirk oi'his ow n, the hymeneal chains
elegant cravat, and was audiblv heard to say, Moral Let no man, who would avoid
as he once passed before her at a party, "what scrapes, pry into the secrets of maid, wife or
sweet little silk gloues : what a divine head of widow. Kilmarnock Journal.
hair; just see what an elegant pattern for a
coat ; he is a love." The next day found
Mr Foppington courting her, the third they
were engaged, but on the fourth (it being
Gaxvanisx. The following is a compre
hensive and brief history of the of an
interesting branch of science: e
Fifty-one years ago, an Italian priest, Gal
vani, preparing some frogs for his frugal mealj
observed, as doubtless many, thousands had
observed before, that the muscles of the" ani
mals quivered as the nerves connected with
them happened to be touched by a metallx
substance. He lived in an age of chemical
and electrical discovery, and he traced by suc
cessive experiments the principle , of a phe
nomenon, for which, simple and indifferent
as it seems, he could hot account byany law
of nature. The investigation led to tbe de
velopement of that amazing power, .which,
from the name of the d iscoverer, is called gan
vanic electricity a power which, in the hands
of Sir Humphry Davy, analysed substances,
though simple, into previously unknown me-,
tals; which, within fifty years, has supplied tel
egraphs in some places, superceded the Pru"
ter's, engraver's, and sculptor's labor; which
nf its triumphs) enables
the engineer at a safe distance -a distance of
miles, if necessary to spiing mines; or ena
bles him, as in the case of the Royal George,
to violate the peace of the great deep with tre
mendous explosions, himself remaining all
the while in perfect security. The last of the
achievements of this mighty power, is so won
derful that we cannot fort-go the opportunity
of mentioning it for the gratification of out
fair reader?. It is electrotype painting.
A drawing is made no matter how simple
uo matter how complicated. The task of
copying and perpetuating it is the same (othe
marvellous agent it employed; and from this
drawing alone, without any recourse to etch
ing ground or burin, a perfect copperplate is
obtained in a few hours, at the cost of a few
shillings a copperplate, if we may so say,
copied by the hand of Nature, certaiuly by a
natural operation, and therefore more exqui
sitely faithful to the original than the most ac
complished artist could execute.
Good conversation is not to be expected
in much company, because few listen and
there is continual interruption. But good or
ill manners are discovered, let the company
be ever so large.
A Ivove better
From a Taylor to a Mantuamaker.
xlE'INANT OF MY HOTES. iUaV 1 De ril)-
Sabbath) Miss Seraphiua fell in love with an pe(i from the borders of vour esteem, and
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COOCeaiea me lace OI wnat was SalU IO Oe a hut I am strnmr v stenmnt. in thrt hni nfi-nn
i ev - j
1'rencb officer, but what was intact an ex- beautv : mav I never loose a thimble full of
drummer and now a dancing master. Mr J. vnilr favor, but von hnv so ninnrrleA th
o l : j i i j . .. .i I '. ' '. .. . . .
oiupiu was nowever soon cousoiea ior me tJiread ot my understanding with that pretty
loss of Seraphina, by a new conquest which outside of yours, that I am stark mad. Odds
a uamea coiourea vest nad enectea over tne
sensitive and romantic heart of the accom
plished Maria Augustiua Turnip Tops. This
lady was the daughter of a tallow dealer who
had suddenly become immensely rich. She
bodkins! I am surely yours, every slilch of
me. vvhere ever you go, is my north, and
my needle follows you ; blunt not therefore,
the poi?it of my endeavors, but let me basle
myself to your kindriesss, that I may set the
Rather Sharp. Piron, the French au
thor, having been taken up by the watchman
of the night in the streets of Paris, was carried,
on the following morning, before a lieutenant
of police, who haughtily interrogated him con
cerning his business or profession.
"I am a poet, sir," said Piron.
"Oil! oh! a poet, are you?" said the magis
trate ; "I have a brother who is a poef."
"Then we arc even," said Piron, "for I
have a brother who is a fool!"
If there is any man who may eat his bread
at peace with God, it is the man who has
brought that bread out of the 'earth by
bis own honest industry : it is cankered by
no fraud, it is wet with no tears, it Js stained
with uo blood. Colman.
was much courted by ambitious lawyers, skil- ;,,,,. to vour affections : I lovfi vnn bevond
ful but poor ? young doctors, aud industrious mcasure, but vet it is so hard to cabbage one
clerks, but she turned up her nose at them all. sweet iook fn')m vo, that j almost despair of
Her heart was Impervious, till it felt the heat u-v nnn.mh to ilnUh mv ;.
of J. Stupid's red vest and then it yielded to Pray put ?x favorable construction on this.
Religion in the human mind is apt to de
cline in two different ways, degenerating into
fanatic superstition or iuto cold speculative
philosophy. Both are averse from its prOper
nature; but perhaps the last most so for the
first is but excess, the last is defect. The ex
cesses of the first startle men and warn them
back; but the cold speculative faith seems al
most to recommend itself to an intellectual
ugf- "J kt hke reason Purifying religious
belief, while she takes no more than she can
comprehend Yet it is au inclination of the
mind to juhetsm, for k fe, a loosening of it
from the bond of its full religious obligation.
If our rmnds ovye any thing to God, they owe
au. , , ...uunug to his service our moral
as well as our intellectual beinr, for while the
greatest object of thought is presented to the
understanding, at the same moment the rreatr
est object of affectiou is offered to the soul.
Blackieooa's -Juagazjee,, .. , .-- t.
me sou name oi love, matters went on
swimmingly till the noise of Miss Augustina's
wealth laid at her feet a new admirer, who
sported a tandem, and kept two outriders,
and who besides was adorned with a head of
rich and glossy curling hair. For a long
time it was neck and neck, red ' vest and
mustach vs. tandem and curls, till at length
the latter, at the last quarter stretch threw his
antagonist off the track by a subtle coup-de-main,
which was no other than cutting the
pidgeon wing with unparalleled grace and
elasticity of heels. ' He won the prize and
turned out to be a broken down gambler.
J. Stupid made another conquest aud was en
gaged, but an elegant pair of artificial teeth
in the mouth of an empty-pated coxcomb turn
ed the lady's heart. This was the substance
of his experience, at the conclusion of which
it was resolved: that to win the heart of a
sensible woman requires a sensible man: to
catch all Augustina's and Seraphina's and
languishing, suddenly rich heiresses, a flame
coloured vest, ivory teeth, curly hair and mus
tache are necessary, and to bind their anec
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lions completely, thev must he bound with a
cord of whiskers, and charmed by a light pair
of heels, cased in elegant French boots: and
the meeting adjourned to meet this day week.
and I shall always sit cross-legged for your
sake; being my dearest littlcoHjcer,
Yours, SNIP.
"Holding the word of promise to the
EAR AND BREAKING IT TO THE HOPE.
This saying was strikingly verified during
our last court, in the case of a juror who had
absented himself during an inclement dav
pleading that, and the distance he had to ride,
as an extenuatiou: And to the very last, he
believed the excuse a v.lid one. The Judge
said "Mr , in consideration of the very
inclement state of the weather the great dis
tance you live' from the seat of justice your
former punctuality as a juror and the fact
that this is the first case under tbe new rule
laid down by the Court ; we say, all these
things being duly considered, we fine you only
So!" Up to the time of uttering the words
"five dollars," two to one would have been bet
upon the release of the iuror all laughed as
they were pronounced, except the absentee ;
who, we are sure, although disappointed at the
time, was, alter a little reflection, convinced
of the justness of the fine. JSIarlborousrh
Gazette.
Never say to a child, "I don't believe what
you say," nor express doubts, it you have
such feelings keep your own thoughts and
wait with watchfulness. Truth will eventual
ly be plain.
Repeating the bad language or telling the
bad conduct of others in the hearing of chil
dren, or allowing them to repeat or tell of
what tney nave nearo Dy tne way ot iaie taiK, tq never d;d see such wjud anfj sucb.a
l impressing on their minds knowledge which storm," said a man in a coffee room. "And
. "l it . . - 1 A I. '
HrpocRlsT. The first consideration with
a knave is, how to help himself, and the sec
ond how to do it with the appearance of help
ing you. Dionysius the Tyrant, stripped the
statute of Jupiter Olympus of a robe of mas
sive gold, and substituted, a cloak of wool,
saying ""Gold is too cold in winter, and too
heavy in summer; it behoves us take care of
Jupiter."
A Dog playing Dominos. A writer in
the London Lancet gives the following in
stance of the surprising sagacity of a dog be
longing to a French gentleman named Leon
ard. M. Leonard is a man of fortune, aud
the instruction of his dogs has been taken up
for his own amusement. The dogs are of the
Spanish breed : .
After many other performances, evincing
the wonderful sagacity and perception of the
dogs, M. Leonard invited me to play a garno
of dominos with one of them. The younger
a slighter animal, then seated himself on a
chair at the table. M. L. and myself placed
ourselves opposite. Six dominos were placed
on their edges in the usual manner before the
dog, and a like number before me. The dog
having a double number took it up in his
mouth, and put it in the middle of the table ; I ,
placed a coi responding piece on one side ;
the dog immediately played, and so until all
the pieces were engagp.d. Other six dominos
were given to each, and I intentionally placed
a wrong number. The dog looked surprised,
stared very earnestly at me, and at length
growled, and finally looked angrily. Finfding
that no notice was taken of his remonstran
ces, he pushed away the wrong domino with
his nose, nd took up a suitable one from his
own pieces, and placed it in its stead. I then
played correctly ; the dog followed and won
the game. His play must have been the re
sult of his own observation and judgment, as
not the slightest intimation was or could hay
been civen bv M. L. to his doff.
a J o
One morning, after a tempestuous Jight,
during which several trees were roed up,
Dr. Vince, of Cambridge, met a friod, who
said, "Good morning, doctor; a legible wind
this!" "Yes, sir," replied the doctor, smiling;
"quite a mathematical wind, for I see it bas
extracted several roots." '
the wicked heart turns into a sad temptation,
which may follow them through life.
All witch stories and the relation of things
frightful or shocking to common feelings, and
all extravagance in expression, should be
carefully avoided on the parent's part, aud
disapproved in the child.
ra; a"
inquired a would-be wit, "since
you saw the wind and the storm, what might
their color be:" "T.he wind blue and the
storm rose," was the ready reply.
None are so foud of secrets as those who
do not mean to keep them, such persons covet
Never speak evil or suspiciously of your J secrets, as a spendthrift covets money," for the
neighbors before your children; and more purpose ot circulation.
especially never speak to the disparagement
of their companions or playmates, nor allow An old offender being asked, whether he
them to speak or write- so to . you. If there had committed all the crimes laid to his charge:
are eviaeni aerects wnicn tne cnua must see, answered, "l nave uone .siui worse 1 sui-
rnention them by .way ot caution sis things fered myself to be apprehended."
not to be imitated, and not in such away ' ,
am m a . 1 - a w V T m .
as to ' lead the child to think itself superior. Velsh Tourists. A Welsh tourist, a-
AI1 compulsion , in making a child attend mong many other judicious observations, re-
to such duties, reading or work, as are pecu
liarly unpleasant to it, is a sort of teasing
which not only sets the child more against the
thing itself, but against you too. Such forc
ing leads to dissipation of mind and to dis
couragements, if not sulky disobedience,
Good .manners is the art of making all in
our company easy, and being easy our
selves.
marked, that the mcttZ-house of Lanark was in
a very crazy state.
Charity known by its Fruits. An ill-
natured cynic, said that the charity of a benefi
cent neighbor was induced by a wish to be
extolled. " Ay, sir," said the. object of the
charity, "if we see the hands of the clock go
ntehL we are verv sure that the mechanism
inside cannot be going very vcron
.
New way to Pay old, Debts. Afire
happening at a public houe, a man, passing:
at the time, entreated one of the Bremen to
play the engine upon s particular doernd
backed bia request by, the bribe .of a shilling.
The fireman consequently complied, upon
which the arch rogue exclaimed, -"You've
done what I never could do: for, egad, you've
liquidated my score!'
Gold digging in Georgia. -The Mil-,
ledgeville Recorder of "the 1 7th ult. says :
" Persons engaged in this pursuit in our gold
region have of late, we learn, been much stim
ulated in their labor in consequence of the
handsome profits they have in many instances
recently realized. We are credibly informed;
that in the neighborhood of Dahlonega there.,
are from fifteen hundred to two thousand pen-.
ny weights found daily.1 ; At' one time oa
Battle Branch there' was lately one lump'
found, worth, it is said, one hundred aud '
twenty-eight dollars - It is supposed,' from
present prospects, ' that there will be at least
from three to four hundred thousand dollars
realized in mat section from tbe pursuit with
in the present year. The late success in Utis
business . is drawing the' attention, of many
UlUbis v at. r. f ' : ' ' ' - ip'
A gentleman passing mo shop of Mr Has
woll, tea-dealer, observed, his name would Uq
as te?r without an If. - -
    

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