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Witwh rom Mw Maw O-W1 Aan, or R.le.gh.
BT JESSE C.
The rose is fairest," sweetest when
m iris budding new " at morn ;
Before the intruders step is heard,
Or from its stem is torn. "
So is iUoo with youthful hearts,
Before the cares of time
Spring up to mar their happiness,
That hope is'in its prime.
Before the disappointed hour,
" Which proves that " men betray;"
And ere our garnered hopes hate fled,
Or joys have passed away.
She is a morning of the heart,
When fairest flowers are growing,
When every pulse beats full of life,
And pleasure's cup is flowing.
But time, his signet seal shall set,
Decay upon each treasure ;
And every flower of brightest hue,
Shall fade with every pleasure.
There is place where flowers grow.
Where pleasures never die ;
That place the garden of the Lord,
That home is in the sky.
Whilst youth and hope are-xn thy brow,
O cultivate those flowers ;
Which nurtured here on earth will bloom
In bright, celestial bo wer.
Wake Forest College, October 21 t, 1855.
DEAF I DUMB AND THE BLIND.
From the Greensboro' Guardian.
EXHIBITION OF THE DEAF AMD DUMB
AND THE BLIND.
On Thursday evening of last week w had
the pleasure of witnessing the above exhibition
by Mr. Cooke, principal of the asylum, Raleigh,
N. C. The young Men's Hall was first procur
ed for this purpose, but such was the crowd of
visitors, that they were compelled to resoit to
the Presbyterian Church, which was crowded
with (.sympathising faces for this unfortunate
part of our people, but as we sat and looked
upon them going through their various exhibi- j
tions, with their bright and cheerful faces, we J
could not;- help thinking that they were the i
happiest persons present. Under the tuiii 11 of j
Mr. Cooke, governed by philanthropic love, it
seemed as if the cold cares of a cold hearted
.world had been entirely hid from them, and in
place of these, their remaining senses were em
ployed in constant communion with the God
who made them. I
Mr. Cooke stated it as an uncontiov.-'ta! It
fact, that a deaf-mute, uneducated, uev-rws
known to have a correct idea of a God : ku'fw
nothing of a place of future 1 est or punishment
What a blessing to this unfortunate cV. that
we have an Asylum, and emh a principal
luniriiacrfl nf signs' an event of history or fit an
ecdote, were remarkable and solitted muo.i p- j
plause from the audience. A youug lady, ap
parently the happiest personage on earth, and
whose' appearance spoke intellect aud refinement
of the very highest order, repeated the Lord's
Prayer in the Deaf mute language.
The Blind were also examined in reading,
which was done by the running of their fingers
oyer the raised letters. They read as fast and
. with as much accuracy and attention to stops as
the best of readers with eye-sight. Their an
swers to various questions on sacred and pro
fane history were remarkably correct. One
performed orally, two Arithmetical qmstions,
first ywas the multiplication of four figures by
tlrfee : the second was the subtraction of twelve
figures from twelve.
This exhibition was worth all the travelling
hows of a century crowded into one. But we
must forbear from further notice at piesent.
Only let every Parent in the State, who has a
Deaf and Dumb or a Blind child send it to the
' Asylum at Raleigh, under the paternal care of
From the Warrenton Mew.
EXHIBITION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB
"As dew and rain, aa light and air,
From heaven instruction came ;
The u-atU nf Nature to repair.
Kindled a lacred flame,
A flame to purify the earth,
Exalt her aons on high,
' And train them for their second birth,
Their birth beyond -the sky."
On Fridy afternoon last at 21-2 o'clock, W. D.
Cooke, Esq.; the faithful and accomplished Princi
pal of the Narth Carolina Institute for the instruc
tion of the Deaf and Dumb and Blind f oar State,
in accordance with notice previously giren, exhib
' ited at the Baptist Church in this place, in the pre
sence of the members of the Baptist State Conven
tion and also of a large audience of spectators and
visitors from different parts of the country, abun
dant and satisfactory evidence of his skill and fidel
ity in imparting instruction to these unfortunate
classes of the community. The plan which Mr.
Cooke haa adopted, with the advice and consent of
the Board of Directors, of furnishing to the citizens
of the different parts of our State an opportunity
of witnessing practical illustrations f the method
of instruction pursued, as well as of the high state
of intellectual and" moral improvement of which
tbeae unfortunate persons are susceptible, is well
calculated to excite a popular interest in the Insti
tution, and thus to promote the humane ends for j
which it was established. There are many per- j
sons who, having never understood the manner in
which the Deaf and Dumb and Blind are taught, .
and having never conceived of the wonderful - j
mount of useful knowledge thus communicated to j
their minds, may by this means be induced to ap-1
preciate tne mesumaoie beneht of the institution,
which is, at once an ornament and an honpr to the
character of the State. For ourself, we confess
that our estimate of the advantages of the Institu
tion hae been greatly increased by the late exhibi
- tion in Warrenton. ' After Mr. Cooke had given to
the audience a succinct explanation of the manner
in which instruction is imparted to the deaf mutes,
he introduced a small boy, Peter L. Ray, of Gra
ham, who wrote upon the black board, with great
;- facility and readiness, words and sentences dictated
to him by signs. He also gave signs for several
words which were communicated to him by spell
ing on the fingers. He related an interesting story
- in the sign language. Earn W. Neel, of Rowan,
another deaf mute was examined on history, and
gsrs by signs a description of the discorery of
America by Columbus, && Miss Caroline P;
t! SJLlItlS-K Tilt iiY." 11 f " "nj"a i j u y 11.
Wltn wnicn Uiey, wvuiu iciulc f
of Forsy the, was examined on Scripture History,
Miss Lncy B. Morn, of Wilmington, an interest
ing young lady, formerly a pupil but now a teach
er in the institution, repeated the Lord's prayer by
signs. She received all the education that she pos
sesses in this School. The exercises of the blind
consisted of reading from raised type, of the solu
tions of questions in Arithmetic, performed mental
ly and upon their calculation boxes chronology,
sacred history, &c, &c. Willie Covington, of An
son county, aged 11 years read beautifully from
the Bible, and also a poem. Thin poor little blind
boy excited the tenderest sympathies of our peo
ple. William Berry, of Guilford,tperforraed long
sums in multiplication and subtraction, mentally
and with great rapidity ai.d promptness. He also
recited a poem.
We learned from Mr. Cooke that it is his custom
to teich his pupils a trade, so that they may have
the means of obtaining a livelihood after they have
finished their education. Printing1 has been selec
ted as the branch tcbe taught, and from experi
ence, he sayo, he is well satified that.it is admira
bly adapted to the Deaf and Duinb. He alsd in
formed us that the term of instruction is seven"
years, and that it is highly important bat parents
should ailew their children to reai.-uj the full terra,
in order that they may be thorouw educated.
We have no doubt that he is correct gljiwjth these,
as with persons blessed with the 1 iaTioolJwBflJ
their senses, it is undoubtedly tj with I j
learning is a &nsnjasjfo98il& sfrty
learn from Mr. Cooke that the prospects of the in
stitution are at this time flattering, and that the
number of pupils is already 40, and promises to be
greater than in any previous session. We sincere
ly hope that the school may long continue to dif
fuse its benefits throughout the State, and that co
pious andunceasing streams of light and knowl
edge riiay ever flow into the otherwise benighted
niindo of these unfortunate sons and daughters of
Correspondence ot ihe Pet. South-Side Democrat
MEETING OF THE BAPTIST CONVEN
TION ATiARBENTON, EXHIBITION
OF THE DEAF & DUMB & THE, BLIND.
Warre.nton, N. C, Nov. 10th, 1855.
Gentlemen : On Thursday night, the mass
rrieeting of the Church Extension Society was
held, and several speeches were delivered. I did
not understand w hat amount was raised by the
meeting. On Friday morning several committees
made their reports, which w as received and adopt
ed. But little business except this was done in the
forenoon, and. ill lh oftprnnnn a.-mrAinr. n
vious appointment, the whole Convention ItA
the exhibition of the deaf and blind students of
he North Carolina .Ins itute, tinder the excellent
manngement of V. D. Cooke, Esq, There was an
immense crowd in attendance upon these interest
ing ex. rcises, all of whom were not only highly
entertained, but exceedingly delighted with the
evidence presented of the facility and rapidity with
which these unfortunate children are taught. From
knowing nothing, they are taught in a few years a
lar.'. r amount of knowledge than is generally
lea ned by hose of our children who have fufl
pos-e. .M..11 of all their senses. A little blind hoy
ab.111 9 r I ) years of :.ge' could read the Bible
wi h .is much ease as if he were grown and had
his xigiir. He could do almost any sums inulgar
Fractions by his h ad, with mory "than any
ot your IV.e.sbHrgwgj couM do wi;h s)ate
in .ijii't '. -.u- j.-r . i- 1 .
r .MiiO'igMi me ueai mu'es was a nijjuiy
in f iv in;' young lafiyiiotn V'ahington'' who
t.cesi in the Institution for Si months. S ie
knew l.ml.in when sh came to the school, not
ev. n of the existence of a God. She is now a
hignly intelligent, well-read, and well-taught young
lad-, who is a teacher, and an excellent teacher of
t' e deaf mutes. She is a pious and devoted mem
ber nf the Church.' They all naturally enough are
ardently attached to Mr. Cooke, their kind and
able Preceptor, who seems in turn to be most gen
tle and affectionate in his demeanor towards them.
In locking at these astonishing developments, I
could but feel grateful to a kind Providence for
enabling vnafflicted num. by the aid of his own in
ventive genius, to contri' uie so much to the relief
and enjoyment of his unfortunate class of our race
The Correspondent of the South-Side Democrat has
coiifuimded the dewf mute young lady with the titlie blind
boy. I'he lady -Miss Lucy B. Morris in from Wilmington
and the-little blind boy Willie Covington is Irom Alison
couuly and has been under instruction 31 nivntha.-
The Dfat and JDlmb and the Br.in. The
exhibition of the scholars of the State Institution,
under the Superintendence of W. D. Cooke. Esq.,
held l.iaf Friday evening at the Front stret-t B-iptist
Church, Wilmington, was highly inter sting, and
showed what could bo done by perservance and
benevolent exertion. Pet. Express.
Akiif.cial Eyes. Some time ago, Madame
I hi et e, a widow lady .of fifty, but who still
attaches much importance to personal appear
ance, had the misfortuue, in playing with a lap
d g, to luceive from it so severe a wound in
cn f her eyes that it came out of the socket.
Having heard much of artificial eyes, and toeing
recommended to apply to an expert manufac
turer iu this way, named Tamisier, she gave an
order for a glass eye, for ' which" M. Tamisier
charged her one hundred trances. Refusing to
pay this charge, the manufacturer summoned
her before the Judge de Pais. Madame Plu
yette hiving appeared, holding the glass eye in
her hand, the Judg' de .Paix asked her why
she refu-ed to pay the bill which M. Tamisier
lad sent in ! "For a very good reason," re
plied the defendant : 'I can see no more wi:l:
it than I could lefore." "What P 6aid the
Jud-e d-Paix, "did you really imagine that
you would be able to .-ee with a glass eye ?"
"Did I think so ;" retorted the ugry dame;
".vitainly I iiid. Will you be so good as to
te.l me what eyes are made for, but to see with ?
I ordeied the eve for ue, and until M. Tamisier
makes me one with which I can see, I will not
pay him a sou. I wear a wig, which is quite as
useful as natural hair ; I have three false teeth,
which answer as well as those I have lost ; and
why should I pay for au eye which is of no
use ? The Judge de Paix endeavored to con
vince Madame Pluyette that glass eyes were
for others to look at, and not for the wearers to
look from them ; but finding all appeals to her
reason of no avail, he condemned her to pay
the plaintiff the amount of his demand. When
the defendant heard the decision, she became
furious with anger, and dashing her glass eye
on the floor, she rushed out of the Court amid
the laughter of the crowd.
Lacghablk. The Albany Argus tells a story
of a man buying oats, a few days since, who
gave a fifty dollar bill in mistake for a fire.
On discovering the blunder, and hastening to
have it rectified; he found ihe reciDient of it
uehberately rubbing out theimber on the bill.
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in order to make his account square with his
funds. An exchange of a fiveforia "fifty
saved the latter from further defacement, and
fully satisfied both parties,
The Lands of IXlixois. I hejfxn .corres'
pon'dent of St. Louie Republican gfjs the fid
lowing information in regard to the competition
for lands in Illinois: Tfc
" The Danville Land office is about to be re-
j opened, and a multitude of land speculators are
on the qui vive accordingly withand warrants
and ' the pewter.' I learn that tfiey'have got
up maps showing every vacant piece of land in
that district, and there wi.l be ajtremendous
rush when the office opens. By 'aw," when two
or more persons desire the same trac? for entry,
it is set up at auction, aud goes to the highest
bidder. Consequently much oftheJand will
thus be- sold, unless speeulatorsjtWni a strong
combination and keep ouisidersjaway. The
lands of that district embrace a- tier'of beautiful
prairie counties, lying along and adjacent to the
Wabash, now, or until t e centrataoathwas sur
veyed, a wilderness. If sold at anaiJpmpeting
sale they wou'd bring to the Go'jJ&nt $8
per acre. Wild prairie lands H&-z11f&
thousands, yea, millions of acrjJrfrf0 pelfi at
HiHsbf.8.M gjtit allJIIloi. ftl.he
present ratio of increase, in twenty ytars from
this time all our prairie lands will be worth $20
to $25 per acre cash in hand ; for the idea is
now prevailing that, Illinois will -'be the best
farming State east of' the Mississippi. Specula- i
tors from the East and moneyed men who wish ;
a safe investment are sending on warrants to in- j
vest in Illinois lands. One firm sent on $10,000
in money to my knowledge to invest in lands at
$10 per acre on tl e high prairies above Bloom-
ington, and a firm in Washington are sending i
to the w riter of this letter land warrants 4 to be !
located upon prairie lauds any wln-re in Iliin- is."' j
Custoj.of Merchants. A few dajs ago, a j
few jolly fellows from "eastward," and among!
them a man of maik from the City of the !
Straits,' passed the day at Uiica, and one of i
them having occasion to use more loose change
than he had with him, made a draft on a house
at Troy, payable, by way -of joke, '"a few days"
after .sight. The teller negotiated the draft,
( 1,ich' "ut f :'b"nflaDt ulitS 'ad Wn J
rendrSe(1 b-V tle wllole fie of the pany.) with-
out reading it. It went to Tn y, and when it ;
was opened in the Bank, it brought together the j
heads of the money changers, tn,m the financier j
down to the messenger. They had p;dd ex- ;
changes on all kinds of ' sio-his," except a ''few j
days." - That stumped them.
The notary came from his de k, and bringing
his gold spectae'es 10 bear upon the transaction,
allowed himself stalled. The draft was taken
care of, however, by the drawer, who J.y way of
business jxrc.usio'ff J ihe whole affair, caused
.tnT several endorser to I.e-seived with notice
of pto.est, stating that in a ' few days," a draft
drawn by on Bank, for $ . ,
would be protested, and that the holders would
lok to for pavment " in a few days."
The last we saw r our fnenuf Le sTtl gazing
pensively at the document, bumming, -
" Few days, and a few days,
We're all going home.''
Sagacitt of a House. A young filly, be
longinir to a gentleman in this icinity, says the
Boston Transcript, which had been at pasture
during the Summer and Fall, with a number of
other colts, on Pettiek's Island, in Boston har
bor, was brought over to Quiney Point, n tov
of a boat, on one of the coldest days of lat
w ek. Slie was then led behind a wagon, (it
be pg evening and the niht quite dark) w hen
she broke away and started for the Point. A fret
hunting, for ber an hour without success, thr
search was given up, and it w as s..j p sed she
had taken to the water, and m account of the
wind and strong curient, which was then run
ning like a mill-stream, 11 was up-sed she was
carritd out to sea. But the next ,av,foti going
over to the island, she wa founid qivietlv feed
iiig with her companion. CdNidering the
distance, which is more than inyle from the
main iand and ffat it requitis large leeway
and hard rowing for a b at tolling up at the
island, also that the night w.isopl and stormy,
it mav be recorded as a cast off s-nguiar sagfac
ity and cunning. Truly tljis Wis pursuit of
''companions under difficultes."
II EALTFt OF P0RTSM0U'lB--K Scboolfield.
of Portsmouth,' in a letter io M.or N. Falls,"
E-q., expresses his surprise at lis exaggerated
repoits of Yellow Fever in thuttwn aud adds:
"Siuca my return home withy fami y (on
the 1st instant) I have seen only ft-ee cases and
of these to had returned previouto the 27lh
of October, the day on which h heavy fror-t
and freeze occurred. Within thei?t two weeks
nearly all the scattered citizens Portsmouth
have returned to their homes, anlie health of
the pet-pie is as good now as it usMy is at this
" 1 assert as a fact within my klrledge as a
physician, that there has been oiImic case of
fever among all lhoe who have rned since
the cold spell above alluded to, this you
mav publiMi on mv authority.
Too Mich Candor. A clergyrelthe oth
er day, while stopping at a Detroit t miss
ed his umbrella, from the stand, whfVpon he
helped himself to a similar one and,t on a
walk up and down the street. AttjUcitig
that the "natives t-eeiiK'd quite pieaselt both
his white cravat and his umbrella,
ought not to go together, he took a
self at the outride of his "borrowed''
and there he found nainted in larcre
" ttole this umbrella from J. C. Jfiiiley."
Our clerical friend took a look at I
with a look "more in sorrow than
and concluded that there wasn't rain
make it worth while to spread an umbl
not that one at all events.
Thixnisg the Fruit of Psacb Tre
W. Loughry, in the neighborhood of Cin
11.1 m - .
BOia tne crop ot peaches from eleven
ground for about $5,000 and netting
$3,000 and $4,000. It was fine fr- it, briiU
i-i . . , ... . . p
reaany vi per buBhel, while radinerentl,
were selling for 25 cents per bushel. Thl .
eriority of his peaches he attributes mainllf
course he bad good sorts) to his having
0ree fourths of the fruit carefully jncie
wben it was about the siae of a lickory nu
a ;n;onf is related of Dan
An interest no- ncident reimeu
Rice, the celebrated circus performer, in a late
number of the Reading Gazette, It appears
that some fourteen years ago, Dan left Reading
with an exhibition of some sort which turned
out badly, and involved the proprietor in dif
ficulty. Judge HMdenreicb, of Berks county,
found him in this condition, gave him a suit of
clothes, and lent him a horse and wagon, in or
der that he might pursue his business. Dan
was stilt unsuccessful, and destitution soon over
took him again, while, to add to bis distress,
his wife was taken sick.. In this dilemma he
was forced to sell the horse and wagon, which
the Judge, had only loaned him, in order to
raise means to take his wife home to Pittsburgh.
Not long after this he obtained a situation in
one of the theatres in this city, where the Judge
one night saw and recognised him, and in the
morning called at his lodgings. Dan was still
poor and needy,, and fully expected reproaches,
if nothing worse, from his old patron, but in
stead of these the Judge insisted on his going a
second time to a tailor's and being fitted out at
his expense. To this, however, Dan would not
consent, and they parted, never to meet again,
until one day last week, when his company was
performing at Reading .and the Judge came
UUJJmrXl first duty was to
hunt up hi old friend, and invite TiTmt6 ti
a short drive about town, to which he consent-
ed, and a horse and vehicle was at the door.
Dan's equipage, like that of his profession,
g nerady, seemed a pretty stylish turn out. It
consisted of a bran new carriage of elegjant make,
a cream colored Arabian pony, and a spicti and
span new set of glistening harness, worth, when
you corue to estimate such things by dollars,
some 400 or $500. The drive was taken and
eijoj.ed, and time flew swiftly by, as the two
friends talked and laughed over the ha f forgot
ten events of old limes. Dan drove the Judg-e
back to his lodgings, stepped out upon the pave
ment, and before the Judge had time to rise
from his seat, handed him the reins, and, with a
graceful bow, said : "These are yours, Judge
the bid horse, aud wagon restored, with interest
take them, with Dan Rice's warmest grati
tude !"' The Judge was stricken dumb with
amazement for a few moments, but soon recov
tred his self-possession, and began to remon
strate. But'Dari wiiS mexoralle he closed his
lips firmly, shook his bend, waved a polite adieu
to his old friend in the carriage, walked off to
his hotel, and left the judge to drive the hand
some eqirpage, now really his own, to the stable.
An honest man, and a man of honor, is Dan
Rice, the Circus Clown ! Philadelphia Sun.
The SiioriTtsr Wav. Sme twelve y-ars
ago Napoleon (Inl.) was celebrated for two
things, one for the carousing propensities cf its
citiz ns, and the other for the great number of
cross roads in its vicinity, f it appears that an
Eastern collector had stopped at Dayton to
spend the night, and gain some information re
specting his future coursf. During the evening
he became acquainted with an old drover, who
rnppvart-d -n-teil Ir,-rtA fB to tWe ogrpliy of the
country, and the collector thought he might a.
well inquire in regard to the best route to differ
ent points to which he was destined.
" I wish to go to Greenfield," said the collec
tor, "now which way will be my shortest way T
" Well, sir," said the drover, 'you had better
go to Napoleon, and take the road leading near
The traveller noted it down.
" Well, sir, if I wished to go to Edinburgh
Then go to Napohon, and take the road
" Well, if I wished t go to Vernon ?"
" Go to Napoleon, and take the road South
West." "Or to Indianapolis,' asked the collector, eve
ing the drover closely, and thinking he was be
ing imposed on.
' Go to Napoleon, and take the road North
Tiie colVctor looked at his note-book; every
direction had Napoleon on it ; he began to fee'
his mettle rise, and lie turned once more to the
drover, with :
"Suppose, my frienJ, I wanted, to go to
h 1 !"
The drover never smiled, but scratched his
head, and after a moment's hesitation, he said
" Well, my dear sir, I don't know of any
shorter road you could take than to go to Napo
How to break up a Cold. Dr. Hall, in his
Medical Journal, gives the following directions
for breaking up a cold: "A bad cold, like
measles and mumps, or other similar ailments,
wdl run its course about ten days, in spite of
what may be done for it, unless a remedial
means are employed within foity-eight hours of
its inception. Many a useful life may be spared
to be increasingly useful, by cutting a cold
short oft; in the following safe and simple man
lier."" On the first day of taking a cold there is
a very unpleasant sensation of chillness. The
moment you observe this go to your room and
stay there ; keep it at such a temperature as
w ll entirely prevent this'chilly feeling, even if
it requires a hundred degrees Fab. In addition,
put your feet in water half leg deep, ail hot as
you can bear it, adding hotter water from time
to time, for a quarter of an hour, so that the
water shall be hotter when you take your feet
out than when you put them in, then dry them
thoroughly, and put on warm, thick, woolen
stockings, even ifit be summer, (when colds are
the most dangerous,) aud for twenty-four hours
eat not an atom of food, but drink as largely as
you desire of any kind of warm teas, and at the
end of that time, if not sooner, the cold will be
effectually broken, without any medicine what
ever." This theory is, no doubt good for weak
.constitutions, but for a bale hearty person we
would recommend the substitute of cold water
drinks in place of the hot tea.
A gentleman who had lost his wife, whose
maiden name was Little, addressed the follow
ing to Miss More, a lady of diminutive stature :
I've lost the Little once I had,
My heart is sad and sore ;
So now I should be very glad
To have a little Moro.
To which the lady sent the following answer :
I pity, much the loss you're had.
The grief yoa most endure
A heart by Little made so sad,
A little More won't core.
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A child of three years of age, with a book in
Jr.t. hands. Is a fearful sight. It is too
often the death warrant, such as the condemned
stupidly looks at fatal, yet beyond his com
prehension. Wlrat should a child three years
old nav. five or six years old be taught ?
Strong meats for weak digestions make not
bodily strength. Let there De nursery wtes uu
nursery rhymes. I would say to every parent,
especially every mother, sing to your children ;
tell them pleasant stories ; if in the country be
not too careful lest they get a little dirt upon
their hands and clothes ; earth is very much
akin to us all, and in chihlien's out-of-door
plays soils them not inwardly. There is in it a
kind of consangunity between all creatures; by
it we touch upon the common sympathy of our
poor relations, the brute. Let children have a
free, open air sport, raud fear not though they
make acquaintance with the pigs, the donkeys,
and the chickens; the may form worse friend
ships with wiser-looking ones. Encourage a
familiarity with all that love them ; dumb
animals love children, and children love them.
There is a language among them which the
world's lamiuase obliterates in the" elders. It is
of more itrportance that you should make your
children -loviiior than that you shoultimake
J II '111 I I 'I IM-f .
and then, parents, if you become old and. pbor,"
these will be better than fiiends that will neg
lect you. Children brought up lovingly at your
knees w ill never shut their doors upon you, and
point where they would have you go. Black
Why there is no Rain in" Peru. In Peru,
S uth America, rain is unknown. The coa.-t ot
Peru is within the region of perpetual south
east trade winds. Though the Peruvian shores
are on the voyage of the great South Sea border,
yet it never rains there. The reason is plain.
The south-east trade winds in the Atlantic
Ocean first strike the water on the coat of
Africa. Travelling to the north-west, they blow
obliquely across the ocean until they reach the
coast of Brazd. By this time tliey are heavily
laden with vapor, w: ich they continue to bear
along across the continent depositing it as they
go, and supply with it th; sources of the Rio de
la Plata and the -southern tiibutaries of the
Amazon. Finally they reach the suow-capp d
Andes, and h re is wrung fiom tlu in the h.st
paiticle of moisture that that vety low tempera
ture can extract., Reaching the summit of that
rat ge, they now tumble down as cool auddn
winds on the Pacific !) s beonl. Meeting
with no etatioiatiiiir surlac--. and with no tem
perature col.lcr than that to wh'ch they weie !
suTJ jcted on the mountain tops, lin y reach the J
ccan before they become charged with t'resh j
vapor, and before, therefoie. th y have anv j
which the Peruvian climate can extract. Thus
we Cee how the ton of the Ands becomes ihn I
rest voir from w hir.ii are supplied the rivers ot
Chili and Peru.
irHE Latest Lady's Invention ! The " pa
tfiettico'at lirrer- is tTie'great centre of attrac
tiontat the exhii ition in the ('ivs:al -Palace in
New York, and is thus described : There are
four small pulleys attached to the waist under
neath the dress, over which are rove small cords,
oneNend of which is attached with pins, several
ly to the front, rear and sides of the skirt, at a
bout the height of the knee. The other ends
terminate in loops, which are led into the pock.
ets on either side. If a lady wishes to go Up
stairs, she pulls loop Ni. 1 in the right pocket,
and instantly the dress rises in front, so that
the ascent is made "with peifect grace. No. 2 in
the left hand pocket elevates the rear in the
same manner, and all pulled at once lifts all the
skirt knee high! A!1 these pulleys, loops, rove
cords, Arc, show that woman is determined to
prove that if she is the weaker vessel, she will
have the stoutest rigging. But what is the use
of this "lifter?'' Upon the basis of tiie unruin-
tradicted philosophical adaije that "fingers were
made before f rks," we should prefer the hands
to raise a lady's dress, when it is necessary to a-
chieve 'Such a eettin' up stairs."
"Sttow me a Democrat!" A rather green
sort of a well-dressed individual walked into a
Broadway saloon the other day, and stretching
himself up to his full height, exclaimed, in a
loud voice : ' ""
" Where are the Locos ? Show me a Loco,
gentlemen, and I will show you a liar."
A large number of quiet gentlemen were pres
ent, and in an irstant one of them stood before
the noisy inquirer in a war-like attitude, and ex
"lama Democrat, sir."
" You are ?" queried the incredulous gree
ney. "Yes, sir, LaiD."
" Well, just step round the corner, and I'll
show you a fellow who said I couldn't find a
Democrat in the ward !"
Hearing Prayers through a Crack. The
following from the Bangor Journal well illus
trates thejjqnality of other people's piety :
"Recently a girl' came from the country to
this city tij) work in a family that worship in
one of thei tall steepled churches. At morning
prayers tiiie door of thu room in which the fam
ily reading of the Bible and prayers were had,
communicating to the kitchen, was oj ened a
bout two jjnehes in order that ' she might have
the privilege of hearing. She shut the d'or.
It was again opened in the same manner, when
it was indignantly shut. The next morning the
girl requested leave to return home, as she was
not accustomed to hearing piajers through a
crack, audi she did not care to become so."
Beav-TIFCl and Tkue. Iii a late article in
Frazier's Magazine, this brief but beautiful pas
sage occur?: 44 Education does not commence
with the alphabet. It begins with a mother's
look wit a father's smile of approbation or a
sign of reproof with a sister's gentle pressure
of the hand, or a brother's noble act of forbear
ance witjji handfuls of flowers in gretn and
daisy meadows with bird's nests admired but
not touched with creeping ants, and almost
imperceptible emmets with bumming bees and
glass beeh res with- pleasant waiks in shady
lanes and! with thoughtsdirected in sweet and
kindly tones, and words to mature to acts of be
neT6lence,to deeds of virtue, and to the sense
of all good, to God himself." ;
Ui-MisTAKEABLE SiGsa. When a man comes
home and tries to bolt the door with a sweet po
tatoe, pokes the fire with the si,out t,f the coff-e
pot, attempts to wind up the clok with his
boot-jack, tries to cut kindling lor his morning
fire with an ivory paper knife',"takes a cold roll
in his hand to., light" irini to bed, and prefers to
sleep in his Jbcots and hat, you may reasonably
infer that he has been making the acquaintance
of some very friendly people.
Growth of Western Towns. The village
of La Crosse, Wis., the terminus of the La
Crosse and Milwaukie Railroad, was laid out
only four years ago, and is now said to contain
two thousand houses. It supports a newspaper,
and enjoys the frequent visits of some thirty
Wonderful SAaxciTy. The Front Royal Gaz
ette tells of a horse w ell known in that community
as ' Old Roan," who lost a shoe the other day,
and went successively of his own free will and ac
cord, to two blacksmith shops. At the first, he
was npqled, bu'j Vulcan No. 2 was more accom
modating. Whether Old Roan disbursed the quar
ter or directed it to be charged, the Gazette does
Lo.;Novet' Subject tor 'TuaijwAJii'
- -m ,?p iJSii.vtrff'
lax of '&I&2:tipy gentleman who
wears a moustai he, and a fine f five dollars upon
.bachelors over thirty years oae, for the purpose
of raising money to increase the School Fund.
This will prove to be rather a close shave !
WILLIAM D. COOKE,
JAMES A. W'ADDELL, M.
RAL1MGH, N. C.
SATTJIIDAY NOVEMBER 24, 1855.
Terms TWO D0LIAESPER ANNUM, in Advance.
Three Copies $5 full price,. $6,
Eight Copies :12 " 16,
Ten Copies,. 15 20,
Twenty Copies 20- " ....40.
(PayiTierti'in all cases in ddtance.)
53T Where a club of eight, ten or twenty subscribers is
sent, the uerson making up the club will beentitled to a
- copy extra.
Postmisters are authorized to act as Ajjents tor
' the Soighern Weekly Post.
Mr. $1. P. Docttut is our authorized asent for the
States 7j Alabama Mississippi and Tennessee
To olr Subscribers. We tins we k send
out our bids tf thos1 in arrears for the Post to
the present nhiiiber. We hope each one who
r ceives a bill, will remit the am Unt immedi
ately, and not subject us to the exj ense of 'fend
ing out a collector.
If any mistake has occurred in making out
the bills, it will be rectified as soon as we recti ye
notice of the fact.
OOOaB'frKEW MAOF W. CAROLINA.
As t is is the lat number of the Post ilini
will be issued, we , take the liberty 'of calling
the attention of thr public, once for all, to the
new map of the State, now in process of prepar
ation by the Proprietor of this. paper. It has
long been regrettd that no accurate and satis
factory map of '"North Carolina has ever leen
executed. Aware of this want, and of the dis
position of the people to have such a map, the
author of the forthcoming work tias undertaken
his task with confidence and hope. The map
will soon be put into the hands of the engraver,
and before many months be published bv Cooke
fc Pearce. co-partners in the enterprise. The
prire will be such as to render it accessible to a
large portion of the people. It is important
that it sliould be generally known that it will
bi thus issued, as anothei map purporting to
be the one advertized by the foremen;ioned par
ties, has been so'd in some parts of the Slate al
ready, to the great detiiuient of their interests,
and the deception of the public. Cooke's new
Map of North Carolina, to be published by
Cooke fe Pearce, wi I be duly auno-inc d,and
all person desiring to purchase it, sliould be
careful not to be imposed upon. We be-peak
for ti.e wo k a minu.e scrutiny and a l.beral
Discontinuasce. The Raleigh " Southern Week
ly Post " of the 10th, announces that it will, after
the next issue, which completes the fourth volume,
close its history, as the proprietor Win. D. Cooke,
wishes to confine his editorial care to the " Caro
lina Cultivator." Ve confeFs to borne regret in
parting with the only paper in the Stale purporting
to be literary in its character, and our regret would
have been greater had the ' " Southern Weekly
Post " really been what it claimed to be. On the
contrary it was anj thing eWejT Under the guise of
Literature and neutrality if was as bitter so affair
as any in the'State. Now, we don't enre bow much
any paper or party may differ from us in opinion
so they do it fairly nd squarely, not c vertly and
insidiously under the guise of neutrality. We
.lisli Mr. Cooke all possible business success in
every- business enterprise, but can not feel any
great regret at the discontinuance of a pjirtiznn
sheet published under a literary guise by the labor
of the deaf and dumb children of the State"
We copy the foregoing characteristic para
graph from the Wilmington Journal, of the
16th. The delay of this our last iVsue of the
Post, enables us to preserve it a a specimen of
that kind of journalism against wh eh our "bit
terness " has I em mt iuteuseiy manifested.
It was' published .on the occasion of our visit to
Wilmington with a party of our pupils, and in
the same paper which extended to us an appar
ently friendly welcome. It is precisely thus
that the Italian assassin, with a smile in his eye
and a coidtal embrace, drives his concealed
dagger into the back of a departing stranger.
The Journal imputes to us the roost dishonora
ble conduct, in the fate of repeated disavowals,
and then mumbles out its words of hollow
courtesy ; and all this just at - the moment
when the Post, so far as he knew, would never
have the opportunity of reply. We are neither
surprised nor very much grieved at such a dis
play of mock heroism, well knowing that, during
the life of the Post the Journal would not have
assailed us so directly, or at least would not
Lave escaped with equal impunity. We have
, never been u bitter " against the party of which
the Journal is, an unscrupulous organ. Our
"bitUrness" against foreign conspiracy and
' " natinv 1 ,.
largely, shared by a majority, J lh ':eve-
telltgeut and patriotic of our cnir.em5t in;
THE CAROLINA CULTlVATto
We avail ourselves of this In-t n v
Post, to call the attention of 0Ur rJ'.' ' f llle
periodical, which is now fully before t t'"i
"f the State for their patronage, t 8 ,arnr
rouinineiidations or our own, e ""7
follow iUg notices fiom other sources tlie
from the s c r
Tiie Carolina Pnlllu.,.,.. r ' l!t-
.. - 'vaij ,,,
nam to beat. Not a snbi.t .d i""nitr.
,1 I -VT . . ' MltMhl
t? 1 iDteifi .
rarmer, nt an improvement in 10
mechaiiical scien.-e n..i a .1. .
' uiioiitri t ,
encouragement to the hiibnTi ' "r'Sivj
t.:.. ... . ""UJUan an.l.V.
mm 10 new exertion. -but mav .. "Sgtte
out upon the ample and Le.tJtn'u? '' Sfm'ad
ges of the Cultivator. ' ' PrHeJ pa-
It is a mst usefu . nn,i ,
' 1 1 ' ""a we
win meet, wild :
from the Farmers
We regard this
if duly patronize li
In making agricult
inis wort r-int
as welt as valiahiJ
tions. No stttaq
- I I !
monev s worm od
estly uses the imp
This is an exel
and should be patron,,,, bv;v fWm
Old Aoith stale.
from the .N'ewbern Journal.
To thefaimer, the amount. f useful informa
tion contained in each vin,l r of tiie'Cultiva
tor, is richly orthr the suW,-i,t;() price for a
year, every one .-liquid semi m procure it.
From the 1' Amherst Uass. ) Farmer.
The second number of the' "'volina CnTii-vator,'-comes
to us bright anl c'.-Hittl, rit., ja ,
matter, more than redeeming the j'Tome of its
predecessor. Caiobn:ans will sus'niu lW Jour
nal or we are mistaken-.''
From the (. Y.) Scientific American.
Ihe Carolina Culmator is a very n'at and
ably conducted monthlv. It de-erves a hearty
support from the people of North Carolina."
From the Petersburg, Va.,' Kaleidescopt.
" Virginians as well ;is Carolinians need exactly
such a pap!?:"1
From the Spirit cf the Age.
- " The number before us ia the hist JLqriculiu
ral publico tionne hare seen in th" Stale, and if
succeeding ones are a interestit g nd profitable,
it wi.l not fail to receive a I b.-ral support, for wa
b'-lieve tlx- Farimr-.f North Carolina, tn'iY sup
port a home AgricUii ti'-'d paper, if it be made
worthy their at ruhag- ."
IMPHOVi-MLKTS ABOUT THE CEME
TEEY. It y Ik; i-et-Q from certain teMjlvilWr.s vho
Common Council in another column, that it it
seriously in tended to jut this impoitant locality
in good condition. The plans proposed com
mend tlieinseh es to us all. It wt u!d seim un-nece.-sary
to urge the imp'Ttance tjf t-uch im-
provements upon ur citizens, bv anv appeal tor
1 1 ,
of common sensibility must desiie to see the
spot where the asJis of o many loved "ones re
pose, rendered safe-. and attractive. The expend
cannot well exceed the liberality of the peop'e
in iuch a c.uise. Success, to the c-nterpii-e!
THE WELBON H0IEL.
We had the ideasute of st. piling agiiil
this capital in uso one day last week, a'ntl W
not renaiu irom oear;ng les-uinony touiet-w
getic, liberal, and sumptuous manner iD
it is conuueted. We could not recommend tin
traveller to a more agreeable hospitality t!
that to be enjoyed at the houe of jAitaAiT&Co,
at Weldon, within ten si. ps of the cars.
Greensboro', Waurento.n, and Wilmisg
ton. We have jecentlv returned fiom an -cur.-ion
to these tin ee places, wjiither we
sent l y the Boatd of Directors of our Insii u-
tion with a party of our pupils, for the pwposi
of exhibiting our method "of iuftructii ;g then
during the sessions of several importancd'"
astical bodies, and must bear a brief tesiiiiwn
to the kindness and sympathy manifested in
wards 6uiielveand our charge. The people
our State need but to see these o'bjej
public care to exhibit as profound an!
them as the citizens of any cornmuu
world. We tender to Jbe geuerom
the towns we have visited and the cU
ies wemetui;siuceie .thanks for all,
tion we reetived.
The citizens of Louisville, Kentuck;
to vote on the propriety ot subscribing
to the Louiwviile and Nashville Kailro.
Scenes tk tup PDir.Ttr.t. V-w YorkSc!
GE(NVby Edward H. D xn, M. -D, eft"!
the bcd)', with 8 Illustrations ij v j I
engraved by N. On . JVew York, Ve WlU
This is a set ies of ske ch'-s from actual lifbJ
a prufessioi-al auti-or uf considershle rfp"16,
... . ' 1 1. Knt
We have had no lime to re;d tiie ""
gla. c -at its p iges-satifies uat:t c0
much to mteiet and instruct. Dr. Dxon' .
. e 1 .. iett.-
wr ter of gre it sprightlin. ss, knd lo"K.
ence. Such a work fiom bis hand caus
absolutely dull. r (
WTe have received the t obe r ti mn be,,
WliSTMivair.ii Tit-view, from the Pu
Mcm I .,; S:,.n Ar Co.. New York.
Also the November number of -ArtliUf'8 J ,
Magazine an excellent ana popu. r
xrl. K k.,,- fr. u u ut.'y commended.
i ..iup w t-
Lily" IIcson ; Ok The ivromoa f
A r Ct4.
OkFH.IK AXD OTH Ifi.t i j,
. .. r ., all eft.
II. Lo ;
will publish iu a f -w days, in fef
priori, anew tale with tLe
Alice Crev-tbe nam deplume o - 37
who will doubtless be readily anJ t
cognized by our readers.
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