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S O U T 1 ;E . . " W
I. Y F 0 S T .
AND THOTJ AET fiEAD.
And thoa art deadas young and fair
As aught of mortal birth- i
And form so soft, and charms so rare,
loo soon returned to Earth t
Earth receired them in her bed,
And o er the spot the crowd may tread
in carelessnfx.0 i '
is an eje that could not brook
A moment on that grare to look.
1 !U not where thou liestlow, i
Wor gaze upon the spot ;
There flowers or weeds at will may grow,
So I behold them not:
It is enough for me to prove
That-what I loved, and long must love,
Uk common earth can rot.
To me there needs no stone to tell,
1 is nothing that I loved so well.
Yet did I love thee, to the last,
As fervently as thou,
Who didst not change through all the past,
And canst not alter now.
T'ie love where Death has set his seal,
ftor age can chill, nor rival steal, '
Nor falsehood disavow ;
..ar " Wvrse, thou canst not see,
Or wrong, or change, or fault in me.
The better days of life were ours;
1 he worst can be but
The nnthat cheerijf the 8lorm. that
ohall never more be thW.
The nlence of that dreamless sleep
I envy now. too much to weep ;
Nor need I to repine
That all those charms have passed away,
msht have watched through long decay,
The flower in ripened bloom unmatched,
Must the earliest prey ; J
Though by no hand untimely snatched,
The leaves must drop away ;
And yet it were a greater grief . " -
To watch it withering leaf by leaf,
. Thsm see it plucked to-day;
Since earthly eye but ill can bear
To trace the change to foul from fair.
I know not if Icou.d Have borne"
'. To see thy beauties fade ;
The night that followed such a morn
Had worn a deeper shade.
Thy day wjthout a cloud hath past,'
And thou wert lovelv to the last - '
Extinguished, not decayed ;
As stats, that shoot along the sky
Shine brightest as they fall from hih:
As once I wept, if I could weep,
My tears might well be shed,
To think I was not near to keep,
One vigil o'er t'.iy bed :
To gaze (how fundly!) on thy face,
To hold thee in a faint embrace,
Uphold thy drooping head;
And show . that lore, however vainf
Nor thou nor I can feel again.
Yet how much less it were to gain,
Thouah thou hast left rae free.
The loveliest things that still remain,
Than thus remember thee !
The all of thine that cannot die, . ,
Through dark; and dread eternity
- Returns again to me ;
And more thy buried love endears
Than aught, except its living years.
COHnffCTNIOATION OF IDEAS AMONG
There is a-large shallow inlet on the Prussian
shore known-as the Frische 11 aft", crossed for the
first time by steamers ten or twelve years ago.
Upon tbeir way th vessels paddle by a common,
near the Elbing river, upon which the towns-people
turn cattle out to graze. When the first steam
ers passed this common, they caused every flank of
beef to quake : such fiends in dragon shape had
never appeared before tp try the nerves of any cow,
or to excite wrath in the bully bosom of the most
experienced among the warriors of the herd. With
tails erect therefore, and heads bent down, the
whole colony upon the common, charged over dykes
and ditches inland, roaring horribly. Every ap
pearance of the steamer, to . the great joy of the
crew, caused a panic ana a scattering oi oxen, until
after a few days, the animals had become hardened
to the sight, and took it as a thing of course, which
meant no harm to them. Now, all the horned
beasts on the common during that first year were
in the usual way to be fatted. In the following
spring they had gone the way of beef, and their
place was filled by "a new generation altogether.
So soon, therefore, as the Haff was clear of ice, and
the steamers again began to play daily upon the
rout between Elbing and Konigsberg, the sailors
were on the, alert again to witness the old scene of
upronr by ho wmtr -Wal But they were disap
pointed Though there whs the pasture ground
well stocked with new recruits for the market
who had come from distant inland farms or opt of
'stalls within the town, though scarcely, one of them
;l "f anT one bad 'ever seen the apparition of a
i. u,Kxaf not a cow flinched. The members of
the whole herd went on grazing or scared impertur
bablv at the phenomenon. It was a new thing, no
doubt for them to see but tney naa aireaay oeen
told of it. Every spring the first passing of the
steamers is in this way regarded by a fresh gener
ation on the common with complete indifference.
The experience acquired by its fore-fathers ten or
twelve years ago seems to be now added to the
knowledge of every calf born in any corner of our
province. And yet, in what way have tliese calves
been educated 1 or, if this fact has been taught to
.them at all, what else may they not know?
Dickens1 Household Words.
The foolish and wicked practice of profane curs
ing aDd swearing is a vice so mean and low, that
every person of sense and character detests and des-
pises it. wasnwzw ;
A Lazv fellow once declared in a public com
pany that he could not find bread for his family.
Nor j replied aa induatrious mechanic ; Ml am
obliged to work for it."
t Lay by a good store of patience, but U sure to
put it where you can find it.
FROM THE SCHOOLMATE.
CHEAP, HOME-MADE TELESCOPE-
la the first number of the Schoolmate was an
article giving directions for making a cheap teles
cope. Here is another method of constructing
them with a wooden tube. In the autumn of 1842,
being then nineteen years of age, and naturally of
a mechanical and inquisitive turn of mind, and
having read some indifferent works on philoso
phy and astronomy, I undertook to make a
cheap telescope ; and, as a knowledge of the process
may not be uninteresting to all your readers, I
give it for what it is worth. j
I bought a common convex spectacle-glass of
three feet focus, and a small glass one-half inch in
diameter, one inch focus, both costing 75 cents. I
then proceeded to make a tube as follows : I took
a piece of two-inch plank, sawed it out two inches
square, put it in my lathe, and merely rounded one
end, but the other end I diminished to about one
and one-fourth inches. I then applied it to a fine
circular saw, splitting it in two halves.
Then I hojjpwed out each part, leaving them a
bout one-fourth of an inch thick,,and painted the
inside black, with lamp-black and spirits of turpen
tine. s4hen fastened them firmly together with
glue, and made another tube in the sane manner
about four inches long, small enough to slide close
ly into the large .tube. " I j -
I placed the largest glass in the largest end of
' the long tube, and the small one in the small tube
near the end ; then by sliding the small tube into
the large one so as to bring the glasses about three
feet and one inch apart, (the sum of their focal dis
tances,) and applying my eye to the small tube, I
was astonished and delighted at the clearness with
which I could discern distant objects.
I placed it upon a sort of standard, in such a
manner that it would turn in any direction, and I
could then view the planets with great facility. It
is true,-all terrestrial objects appeared inverted, but
the eye soon became accustomed to it, and the
j- clearness compensated for the absence of the other
two glasses. On pointing it at Jupiter, I could
plainly distinguisli his moons, but not his belts.
Saturn's rings can be seen with it, but not his
moons. Venus appears like a small moon through
it, presenting the different phases of that luminary.
But the rocky and mountainous portions of our
moon present the greatest field for observation, be
ing the nearest celestial ol jct, and though I have
since looked through bettor -telescopes, there is not
. that d fference which one would naturally suppose
between a telescope costing and one costing.
$200. Venus presented a beautiful appearance.
Bufe-I will close, merely saying'.'that such sketch
es have al ways been of interest to me, and thinking
that others of your readers might have similar
phrenological " bumps," I submit it to you toiay
before them or not, as you think proper.
R. C. Norton.
A YANKEE BUGLE PLAYER
Some ten or twelve years since, an American
bugle-player concluded to make a trip to England,
to learn by personal observation the state of instru
mental music in that country. A day or two after
Kis .arrival ? in Iandon.: Hn Which rIace hejflLas al
most a total stranger,) he saw an advertisement in
the " Times," for a bugle-player in one of the regi
ments of the .Guards. Our American presented
himself the next morning to the band-master of the
regiment, and introduced himself, by saying that
he had seen an advertisement for a bugle-player,
and he had come to offer himself as a caudidate
for that situation. ' ' '
The band-master, not thinking that the stranger
presented a promising appearance, treated him
rather cavalierly, but finally told him that there
would be a rehearsal the next morning, and he
rjiight come and show wh it he could do, intimat
ing at the same time that his qualificationsmust
be very high to obtain the place. Nothing daunt-
ed, our American made his appearance with his E
I fiat bugle in his hand, and took his place in the
The rehearsal commenced with a new piece con
taining a solo for the clarionet which the performer
upon that instrument found great difficulty in ex
ecuting. After 1 several failures, the Yankee bugle-player
requested permission of the band-master to play
the solo upon the bugle.
Th'fi band-master laughed at him, and ridiculed
the idea of his being able to perform it upon that
instrument. However, the American being very
sanguine, consent to the trial was finally obtained,
and the band having .performed the prelude, the
solo was commenced; but scarcely had our hero
sounded half-a-dozen notes, when everybody Use
ceased playing, and listened with wouder and ad
miration to the magic. notes !
The solo .was concluded, havin j been executed,
to perfection. A universal storm of applause shook
The band-master, rushing up to the performer,
a.ndL aeissping his hand, exclaimed, "Who are you?",
. 44 My name is Kendall," replied the Yankee.
" What ! Edward Kendall, of Boston ? Yon are
not only the greatest bugle-player of America, but
of the world," said the band-master.
The rehearsal wa3 over for the day, and Ned
Kendall was the guest of the band during his .stay
Beautiful Little Allegort. A humming
bird met a butterfly, and being pleased with the
beauty of its peison, and the glory of its wings,
made an offer of perpetual friendship. -
" I cannot think of it," was the reply, " as you
once spurned me, and called me a drawling dolt."
" Impossible !" exclaimed the humming bird.
" I always entertained the highest respect for such
beautiful creatures as you."
" Perhaps you do now," said the other, " but
when you insulted me, I Was a caterpillar. So let
me give you a piece of advice : never insult the
humble, as they may some day become your su
periors.7" . . .
A Frenchman, wishing to speak of the cream of
the English poets, forgot the word, and said "de
butter of the poets." "A wag said that he had fair
ly churned the King's English.
"Why is a watch-dog larger at night than he U
in the morning ! Because he is let out at night,
' and taken in in the morning.
The future destiny of the child is always the
work of the mother.
A STORY FOR BOYS.. 'V,.".
It is related of a Persian mother, that on giving
her son forty pieces of silver as his portion, she
made him swear never to tell a He, and Baid, tt Go,
my son, I consign thee to God,! and we shall not
meet again till the day of judgment," "
The youth went away, and the party he travel
led with was assaulted by robber?. One felloV ask
ed the boy what he had, and Ire said, Forty
dinars are sewed up in my garments." He laugh
ed, thinking he jested. Another asked him he
same question, and received the same answer.
At last the chief called him and asked h!ni the
same question, and he said, " I have told two of
your people already that I have forty dinarssewed
up in my clothes."
He ordered the clothes to be ripped open, and
found the money.
" And how came you to tell tlm ?" said he.
" Because," said the child, " I would not be false
to my mother, whom . I promised never to tell a
lie." i ,
" Child," said the robber, " art thou so mindful
of thy duty to thy mother at thy years,4 an4 I am
insensible at my age of the duty I owe to God?
Give me thy hand, that I may swear repentance
on it." He did so, and bis followers were struck
with the scene., 1!''
" You have been our leader in guilitBthey
to the chief, " be the same in the path of vtue
and they instantly made restitution of the spoils,
and vowed repentance on the boy's hands.
There is a moral in this story, which goes be
yond the .direct influence of the mother on the
child, The noble sentiments infused into the breast
of the child are again transferred from breast to
breast, till those who feel it know not whence it
TREATMENT OF SANDY SOILS.
The term " sandy soils" may mean very differ
ent things. It includes a great variety of states and
conditions. It may describe a dry sand or a clayey
sand. Some "sands " are little else than silex,
and the clays which others contain may also be of
various character. Hence the term conveys no
very precise idea. They all agree, however, in one
thing: they contain an excess of siliceous matter.
If the silex is nearly pure, like that on a large ex
tent of our northern seashore, it may be thrown in
to water without producing much effect upon it,
for it speedily settles at the bottom, leaving the
water as clear as before. If the water is left mud
dy, it may be poured off into another vessel, leaving
the silex at the bottom, and allowed to settle grad
ually. The nature of the deposit! can then be ex
amined, and may be found to be clay, lime, veget
able mould, etc. The character of the silex sedi
ment arid the proportion it bears to the silex or
pure sand may also be estimated with some accur
acy. Portions of the soluble matter, however, may
be dissolved in the water, and only general results,
therefore, can be. reached by any such process. The
evaporation of tli3 water is one step onward to-
The addition of an acid to the solution may also
determine with certainty as to the presence of lime
and other alkaline bases, by the presence or ab
sence of effervescence when the acid is poured
into it. :
Some sandy soils produce good wheat. For this,
there should be from fifty to eighty per cent, of
clay, ten or twenty per cent, of lime, and a similar
proportion of htimus, or vegetable mould.
Soma sandy soils contain over ninety per cent,
of silex. These of course, must be extremely barren.
But although sixty or seventy per cent, may be
silex, if clay is present in considerable quantities,
with some lime and vegetable matter, decent crops
may be obtained.
This view points out the mode of determining
what is required by a " sandy soil." It will, how
ever, be perfectly safe to apply bone manures, and
other forms of lime mixtures, in connection with
barnyard manure. Bones supply not only lime,
but phosphorus, which is often wanting in soils
from which wheat and other graips have been
The best manure for sandy soils is found in the
compost-heap. Peat, turf weeds, etc., mingled with
ashes or bones tteatd previously with ;.cid, and
with barnyard manure, will be found very effective.
If clay can be had conveniently, this, too, should
be added. Ten loads of stable manure, five to ten
loads of clay, thirty bushels ot ashes, and ten bush
els of lime may be mixed together. It should be
allowed to remain a few weeks before it is applied
to the land. These proportions may be varied accord
ing to the condition of the soil. Itis also of great ser
vice to sandy land to haul clay upon it in the fall. Af
ter it is spread over the surface, the frosts of winter
will prepare it for the plough in the spring. Thisj
stratum and proper cultivation will secure" a thor-j
the addition of the manures described 6mitti ng
the clay, perhaps) will insure an! ample return
for the labor and cost bestowed upon it.
B,ut, better than this, most sandy soils have a
clay subsoil. This may be plowed - up, and by
proper cultivation mixed with the sand without the
cost of transportation. Plough, Loom and Anvil.
Before the issue of our next, this portion of the
harvest may have arrived with some. It is a ques
tion of importance, and one often settled to the in
jury of the corn, to know when the fodder is ripe,
or rather, when the corn will bear the stripping of
the blades. This should never be done until the
milk has disappeared, and the shrinkiug of the
grain has well commenced. The exposure of the
stalk and .the ear is very sudden j and very great,
and if the grain is not well prepared bv its maturi
ty, for the change, it must suffer loss, and one
which is often greater than the value of the whole
fodder crop. The blades when j pulled may be
spread to dry iff the middle of the rows, or be
hung in small bunches upon the stalk. When
dry, these are to be made into larger bundles and
stacked immediately. This is done late in the even
ing or in the morning, before the dew has dried off.
In an emergency, fodder may be stacked when par
tially cured, and as soon as it. becomes hot' in the
stack, pulled down again, slightly aired, and then
re-stacked.. This is greatly preferable to having it
wet by rain, as it is much more acceptable as an
acticle of food. When well cured, the double or
treble stack is better than the single, as so much
less surface is exposed to the weather. It would
be better, and we suppose generally good economy,
to provide houses for all such crops. But necessi
ty has uot yet forced upon us the importance of
much care, in this department Soil of the South.
LAYING OUT SURFACES.
A few simple rules are oftentimes convenient to
those who are not conversant with surveying
operations; a writer in The Western Horticultural
Review has communicated to that work some very
good ones, some of which we copy, and to which
we add a few others :
'.To lay out an Acre ip a Circle. First fix a
centre, and with a rope as a radius, seven rods,
three links, and three eights long, one end attach
ed to the centre and kept uniformly stretched, the
sweep of it at the other end will lay out the acre.
For one quarter of an acre, a rope three rods,
and fourteen links will be the right length.
For one-eighth of an acre, a rope two rods and
thirteen links will be enough.
To lay out an Ellipse or Oval. Set three stakes
in a triangular position. Around these stretch a
rope. Take away the stake at the apex of the tri
angle, which will be where the side of the oval is
to come j move tlk-afckk aloafg giMnt
keeping it tight, and it will trace out the oval.
. A square to contain an acre, or just one hundred
and sixty fods, should have each of its sides just
twelve rods, ten feet and seven-tenths long.
To Draw an Oval of a Given Size. The long
and the short diameters being given, say twenty
feet for the shorter, and one hundred for the Ions'
er, divide the short diameter into any number of
equal parts, say ten, and from each point draw a
line paralk-1 to the long diameter ; then divide the
long diameter into the same number of equal parts,
(ten) and from each point draw a line parallel to.
the short diameter. Then draw a line from point
to point where each corresponding line cuts the
other, on th outside, and this connecting mark
will describe the oval or ellipse -required. Maine
From the Southern Cultivator.
SKIPPERS IN BACON HAMS-
Messrs. Editors. The season for making Ba-
con is at hand, and having seen many remedies
recommended for the prevention of the ravages of
the Skipper, I send you one which I have tried the
present season with perfect success. As to the fat
tening, killing, or curing, it is unnecessary to say ,
any thing. Eve y planter does these things in his
own way, perhaps "just like Daddy -done" before ;
but it is important to have the Bacon dried before
the skipper fly makes its appearance, say by the
middle of February. When perfectly dry, take-it
down, wash the flesh- side, let the meat be set up .
to drip, or wipe with a piece of coarse cloth. Then
take black pepper, finely pulverized, (the finer the
better) and -sprinkle pretty thick over the flesh part,
and on the hock or jomt ; then hang it up again.
One pound of pepper will be sufficient for from 20
to 2 hams, according to size. I have Hams now
as seet as they were in February. I presume it
J. tvnii tyl . rio oinal.iir ns ftnni tor Shim I horptntnrA
kept! mine by packing down in strong ashes,
but Jthis requires a quantity of soap and elbow,
grease to prepare it for the table ; whereas, the
pepper rather adds to the ' flavor of the meat.
Several years since I tried the plan recommended
by a Xorth Alabamian in one of the back numbers
of the Cultivator, viz: sewing up the Joints in
small sacks, or bags, and hanging them up. Well,
when I took thein down the next summer, I found
any quantity of skippers safely bagged in the
Hams, and the meat unfit to use. It may do in
North Alabama, but failed in North Mississippi.
The recipe I send you I saw in some paper last
( summer, (perhaps the Louisville Journal) so I
claim nothing original, except the writing of this
letter, which, after correcting errors, you are at
liberty to publish, provided you think it worth the
space it will occupy in your valuable paper.
Wishing you great success iit your laudable un
dertaking, and my brother planters a good supply
of sweet Hams next summer, (which, by-the-bye,
are likely to be a very costly article) I subscribe
myself, very respectfully, yours, kc, Bnlidi.
The subject of Liquid manure is, at"the present
moment, exciting a great deal of attention in Eng
land, and most striking results have taken place
from its skilful and persevering applications. We
have known instances in this country, where little
advantage has been derived from its use? simply
because cultivators did not know how it should be
In all instances where it has been most success
ful, it has been frequently applied, and very large
ly dilu'.ed with water. In this way, a constant
and equal supply of nutrition is afforded to the
growing plants, which is not the case when they
are glutted at one time, and deprived of it anoth-
of solution, are ready for the immediate use of the
plants, while, with 6rdinary solid manure, these in
gredients are slowly and gradually dissolved, and
sparingly furnished. v
Liquid manuring is, in fact, only a modification
of the process of irrigation in which a small quan
tity of manure is contained in a very large quanti
ty of water, and thus very widely and frequently
spread Its superior advantage consists in its be
ing all ready for absorption by plants, however dry
the soil may be; while solid manure can be of no
use, whatever, unless there is water in the soil to
dissolve it, and it often happens that if the water
I be in sufficient quantity to effect a free solution,
there will be such a surplus for the plants, that
they will be flooded.
Immense quantities of liquid manure ae made
and wasted in the sewers of towns, whichf in some
instances, has been applied to the production of
enormous farm crops. But, generally,its usjs has been
confined to gardens ; as, for example, in the case of
strawberries, it has caused so .luxuriant a i growth
of leaves, as to yield little or no fruit. The difficulty
is to be avoided by withholding a supply till the
plants are forming their flower buds, and ceasing
again during the ripening of the fruit. This rule is
to be observed as nearly as practicable with fruit
trees, and even with melons. It must be likewise
remembered that it is during rapid growth only
that liquid manure caq be of any use, and it may
be even prejudicial at other times.
The great heat and dryness of America will
render this mode . of treating plants even more
advantageous than in England. Country Gentle-
WANTED, A NOBLEMAN;
f. We have for some time looked with much curi
osity to ascertain the result of the death of a noble
Earl, whose name used to be as familiar to us'as
Household Words, in connection with certain pills
which were warranted to cure bad legs, black-legs,
and all sorts of legs of every degree of stand
If the pill and ointment business should have
fallen off since the death of the Earl, who was ad
vertised as a living specimen of the benefits to be
derived from cramming himself with the one, and
saturating his skin with the ether, we can only re
commend the proprietor to put into circulation the
following Advertisement, with the attractive head
" WANTED, A NOBLEMAN."
Wanted, a Nobleman ! ready to fill
His noble inside with a Popular Pill.
He must have a Bad Leg, Indigestion, and Gout,
With an abscess internal, that ought to come out ;
He must suffer from Headache, Consumption, and
In the nerves, and the elbows, the eyebrows and
. L, Vamsi- .v--L.. , ,
He mustnlo have tried yvery' doctor in town
Doctor Jones, Doctor Smith, "Doctor White, Doctor
But vain must have proved all professional skill,
Till he heard, quite by chance, of the Popular Pill.
Wanted, a Nobleman ! full of disease,
From his head to his foot, from his nose to his knees;
With Asthma, Paralysis, Deafness and Mumps,
Sciatica, Elephantiasis, Dumps, r
The Blues, Yellow Jaundice, the Gum, White Swelling-Confining
him just twenty years to his dwelling,
And making him pay many doctors a bill
Till a friend recommended the Popular Pill.
Wanted, a Nobleman ! ready to swear,
Of cure or improvement he'd learned to despair ;
When a friend, whom he'd known fifty years at death's
Whose family long since had given him o'er,
Ran into his chamber with laughter's wild shout,
As he gaily, continued to caper about,
Declaring he owed it to taking his fill
(For the last eighteen months) of-the Popular Pill.
Wanted, a Nol.leinan ! ready to munch
The Popular Pill between breakfast and lunch ;
He must take it at bed time, at sun-rise, at noon,
At the fall of the leaf, at the full of the moon;
If a noble there is, who's disposedto fulfil
The office of puffing the Popular Pill,
And will of its virtues incessantly speak,
His salary will be a guinea a week!
AN ARKANSAS "NOATIS."
In a recent tour through one of the wildest and.
most sparsely settled regions of the Arkansas (the
land made classic by the effusions of that versatile
genius, Pete Whetstone,) I arrived at the Cache
River. A little log house grocery stood on the near
bank, about fifteen steps from where the ferry flat
lay, tied to a snag in the edge of the water. Several
hour tl-In and jpfioo stne were naiWl..UI t.O 'dry.
against the walls of the grocery, but the door was
closed, and no .barkeeper, ferryman or any other
person was in sight. I holloed at the top of my
oice some half a dozen times, but no one answered.
Seeing an advertisement on the door, I read as
NOATIS. . '
ef enny boddy cums hear arter liker or to git
akross the Ruver They kin bio This here Home
and ef i dont cum when my wife Betsy up at the
House hers the Home a blowin shele cum down
and sell the liker or set em akross the river ime
guine a Fishin no creddet when ime awa from
hoame john wilson N..B. them that cant rede will
hev to go too the house arter Betsy taint but half
a mile thar.
In obedience to the " noatis," I took the blowing
horn, which stuck in a crack of the wall, close by
the door, and gave it a "toot" or two, which re
verberated far around through the cane and swamp,
and in a few moments was ,answered by a voice
scarce less loud and reverberating than that of the
horn ; it seemed to be about half a mile distance
up the river ; and in about fifteen minutes a stal
wart female made her appearance, and asked i" I
w ah ted 'licker.'
' No madam, I want to cross the river, if you
1 Don't ye want some licker fust V
No, madam don't drink never touch1 liquor.'
Never tetch licker ! Why, ye must be a preach
er then, aint ye?'
4,No, madam, I'm- only a son of temperance ; I
wish to getacros3 the river, if you please; do you
row the boat ?'
'O yes! I can lake you over in less than no
time. Fetch up your horse !' r
I obeyed, asking as I led the horse into the bjat
the door there f '
' No, sir-ree ! Schoolmaster Jones writ that. John
haint got no laruin !'
And the good woman rowed the boat across the
ugly stream; and handing her the ferriage fee, I
bade her good morning, believing then as I still
do, that she was one of the happiest women, and
best of wives I ever saw perfectly contented with
her lot because she knew no better.
New York Spirit of the Times.
Our Dog Storv. When the Barker family
were in this city, at their last evening's entertain
ment, a large, ugly-looking cur stole intb the room,
apparently in search of his master, and marching
around in front of the staging, between the audi
ence and the vocalists, his head and ' narrative,"
high up, pa?sed along to the platform, ascended to
the top, and took a position by the side of the Bar
kers, deliberately surveying the audience, while the
vocalists were singing in their best style :
"Do they miss me at home ?"
The effect was most ludicrous. The whole audi
ence were in a titter, and the Barkers themselves
could scarcely control their risibles. Arthis criti
cal juncture an urchin in the audience roared out,
in a most comical juvenile voice, " He's one of the
Barkers!" This last observation did the business
for the audience. They couldn't hold in any lon
ger,! but gave vent to their pent-up merriment in
peat of laughter, amid which the vocalists retired.
"I am glad, Augusta, that you left the room
when I bade-you," said a lover.
She raised her eyes, refulgent with lote and trust,
to his, and asked, -
" Could you doubt that I would obey you ?"
"I saw the trial I saw the struggle Mn your
mind, Auguta, but knew how it would end.
In that matter. I am perfectly satisfied with you,
so no more of that. But I sent you hither, and
have followed you to have a talk with you.
She u got him," and in a few days afterwards
they were married. "
Ocr friend of the Darlington Flag, it seemshas
been applied 'to for the definition of the sobriquet
"Old Fogy." Tike annexed is his response: l
"We were asked the other day the meaning of
the term, and to our great mortification could not
explain. "But our ignorance is enlightened. A "
correspondent of lhe Pennsylvanian declares the
creature to be " one who sits Yn the short tail of
progress, and cries ' wo wo !' "
"Diu you ever go to a military ball?" askef a
lisping maid, the other night, of an old veteran of
Jackson's army of '15. . . vj ,
" No, my dear," growled the old soldier ; in those
days I had a military ball come to me, and what
'dye think ? It took my leg off.'
At the mention of the word " vrt?"
fainted, of Course.
" Ah, my good fellow, where have you been for
a week back ?"
" For a weak back ! I have not been troubled
with a weak'back, I thank you."
" No, no ; where have you been long back ?"
"Long back! Don't call me long back, you
" Shall I cut this loin of mutton saddle wise ?"
said a gentleman carving. "No," said his friend,
" cut it bridlewise, for then we may all chance to
get a ' bit' in our mouths."
KNOWLEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE.
COLLATED TOR THE SOTTHERN WEEKLY POST
ORIGINS AND ANTIQUITIES.
Why is a. table of the year called a calendar?
Because the Romans called the first days of each
month Calends, from a word which signifies called ;
on account of the pontiffs on those days calling
the people together, to apprise them of the festi
vals in the month then beginning.
Why is a calendar of tlie year called an almanac ?
Because of its derivation from the Arabic, At
manach, to count. Verstegan makes the word of
German origin, Almonat ; and says that our Sax
on ancestors were in the practice of carving the
annual courses ol the moon upon a" small piece of
wood, which they called Almotiauyht, (al-moon-heed.)
Why is the first day of the year-dedicated to
Janus i -
Because Janus, being two faced, is tbe emblem
of retrospect and foresight united.
Why d.o we make yifts on New Year's Day ?
Jiooaiaaa in i nli iva l)ip r-usf oja in the time of
Romulus and Tatius, when the usual presents were
figs and dates covered with leaf gold, and sent by
clients to; patrons, with a piece of money, which
was expended to purchase the statues.of deities.
Why is a certain inflammatory disease called
St Anthony's fire?; .
Because when it raged violently, in various parts,
in the eleventh century, according to the lejrend,
the intercession of St Anthony was ' prayed for,
and it miraculously ceased. '
Why was cock fighting a popular sport in Greece ?
Because of its origin from the Athenians, on the
following occasion. When Themistocles was march
ing his army agaiust the T'ershns, he, by the way
espying two cocks fighting, caused his army to halt,
and addressed them as follows: 'Behold! these
do not fight for their household gods, for the mon
uments f their .ancestors, nor for glory, nor for
iberty, nor for the safety of their children, but only
because the one will not give away, to.the other.'
This so encouraged the Grecians, that they fought
strenuously, and obtained the victory over the Per
sians; upon" which, cock-fighting was, by a partic
ular law,1 ordered to be annually celebrated by the
Caesar mentions the English cocks in his Com
mentaries; but the earliest notice of cock-fighting
in England, is by Fitzstephen the monk, who died
For the Southern Weekly Poet.
I am composed of 24 letters.
My 1, 3, 4, 1, 12, was a celebrated Italian poet.
" 2j 6, 15, 15, a signer of the Declaration of In
dependence. " 3, 15, 15, 12, 4, an agriculturist.
u 4, 6; 10, 3, an eminent natural philosopher and
fl. 3, 1 1 5. ona of -IUa chaxnpva of
"'" liberty. 1
M 6, 14, 10j 3, 11, 3, 6, 14, one of the marshals
7, 14, 15, 15, an agricultural writer.
8, 14, 15,.3, II, one of the most illustrious
9, 14, 10, 14, 4, 5, 14, 4, one of the Roman
10, 14, 12, 4, 8, one of the most illustrious
warriors of France. .
11, -6, 15, 3, 12, 10, 2, one of the most daring
12, ,4, 15, 6, a Spanish Jesuit.
13, 14, 11, 7, 12, 4, a botanist
14, 15, 14, 1 0, 2, a Tartar prince, celebrated for
his astronomical knowledge.
15, 8, 4, 9, 10, 3, distinguished as a novelist
and a dramatist.
16, 2, 6, 15, 8, 4, one of the seven sages '. of
' Greece. '
17, 4, 2, 3, 11, a divine and historian.
18, 12, 13, 2, 16, 8, 11, an eminent German
19, 18,-19, 16, 17, 4, one of the great men of
the declining ages of Greece.
20, 17,13, 18, 8, 7, 12, 14, 4, one of the great
est of the Latin, poets.
21, 8, 11, 18, 8,. 11, 6, 4, a celebrated Spanish
22, 10, 12, 4, the greatest of the Spartan kings.
23, 4, 6, 8, 17, 4, a Greek orator.
2 1, 3, 4, 16, 12, 21, remarkable for hi brillian
cy as a writer. " '"
My whole will be seen in Raleigh, N. G.
Answer next Week.
Answer to Enigma last week General Francis
Marion.. . ":-' ' " . -v '