lF TJU: C1B0U.M UATtiniAX.
WVuiWuli j.uulii. advance, Two Dullars
,tul''"rC,;LII14rrtr.l n ."SI the first, an J 23 cu.
i?vilr.ri,,,l.;V ,, hnui-nt insertion. Courtiers
V;ir c'ni; bier iha... .Ite rates; lib-
V. , i'mi i:Jit'or must be port 'paid. -
Uilli" by- relerrnco to our col
' f thatilc-vu Mr. Buxton, Minister ot
w!nBiv copal Church at this place and
lbe T CrJlon. has deemed iUiecessary to
Rulbe-L'i!lusioii of Philip S. White to
oVCe ht to enter his protest to said al
U'f'f jJU, he thinks scandalous to
Iud thi cu'1 ,or 1,10 u,aIIOI' anU not
iiis pen. hut bv his
cflw , ..v,mne : to protest solemn-
na aiout, against l" principles ol
fc?tn.' hM fy 1'. S. White, to 4,t,
F ,,v nne '"with a r ponsihle narnje to
t discussion on the subject ;!and
? . i L . i.
?pgchryp liooUs,' (vNr suppose) to jus
L aJl ..i' Vvine. We are pleased to
W)x. Irenes ol Mr. Buxton on this
s- rl not entertain
" w II- i i'f nt hiiihii Jrwi
- " o
J. J. BRUNER,
Editor 4 Proprietor.
' Keep a check ttpou all yocr
Do THIS, AUD LlBERTT IS SAFE
Gen' I Harrison.
VOLUME VIII NUMBER 3.
SALISBURY, N. CM THURSDAY, MAY -22, 1851.
a doubt of
bolar.Vtid will doubtless, deal with an
Lunr!.Ens well as the subject, in the
jjjjjj coilliiiuiiiuaiiuu uas tirairu
,e talk, ome astonistnnent, and
We see noltitn in it, that
.iitef Mftruiiig, similar, ui new.
. i .n- utlvi'ki iiv irianv p.'A
. .rtnrif w v 1 v " . - 7 r
.l 4, viiws hL tire, eiU liesl1 histdrv ot
OeB.T" - , . ; .1 1
lry and have been renewed at vajrious
. msanUphtces, by various men, frown
trt the nreetJt ; gradually however, clunin-
uhmi? la'rnagmtude and mi)ortancei ; yet
conter)(Js lor by men in high placed, both
in the world and trie cnurcn. 111s own-
ciircbf Where it has spoken against the
Teiniptrfr)ce rci'orniatiou at all, has aken
M same'rounu aii uie nine, v ia umi
the church is sullicient to elfect all the
reformation that can ue euecteu tn ttie
ivpsof sinlul rnenjnt it is the ordain
ed instrument in theliands of God ko re
form, reclaim, ami redeem men 1'rcjm all
guilt, afld what it cannot or does niot do,
mere Luman institutions, be tneir cnarac-
er whit it may, arc totally inadequate to
nrii that there is no sin in the! mod
erate use of wines and spirituous liuuors;
thaWbexhurch has never interdicted the
modcrine use ol , ttie same, and lor tnese
ind other reasons it has, in a great de
gree, sfQod aloof from all such societies.
More tjian this, a church that claims a di
YiDorigm.and a Ministry that are the le
gitimate and only true successors of Christ
and tbjs! Apostles, ought to be well forti
fied, nil only in its claims, its doctrines
and 'iljj usages, but its 'Ministers ought,
above all men, to be fully prepared, not
only b human reason and argument, but
by scriptural authority, scripture warrant
anddiljne enactment, to justify afid sus
tain thhrnselves in whatever and 'in all
Lcy dl; Thus we say it is nothing new
orstrahge to hear Ministers belonging to
church holding these views, take the
positions in the communication of Mr. 13.,
tnd wej. think it behooves him eijnier to
sustain! .the use of ' wine' and 'oddv' from
jSciirtiE authority, not that of men or the
apoctifap.hy, or ahandci&i a, practuce that
he wtirld of mankind around us, jof age,
gradeinnd profession, are beginning to
look Upon as disreputable,! and ol fatal
tpndeftcy, 11 not immoral and sinful. 4 A
decenV respect for the opinions of man-
kind' iyill, at no distant day for(je men,
and especially Ministers, to abajtidon a
habit that leads to such excess as that of
drinking liquor to give up a mereluxury,
umasmary usuallv) lor the good ot others
and the well being of society, lor the cha-
iactef )f themseUVs and the.advaiicement
'of IHei ' Uedeemer's kingdom unon the
e&rtn; We confess we cannot $ee that
muchv if any practical good daiii spring
outbtV' a pamphlet discuission', jparticu
Jarly hn the Greek and 'Hebrew vords of
I wine,j,romt!ti(cd antl unfomented liquors
for jwhoever might have the truth and the
weaning ol the origmal on his .jfide, the
gret.mitss of the people would know no
Wore 'of the iner its of the questjon than
Jhey (Jo of the inhabitants)!' the moott.
On the declarations of the Bible as it now
Standi, on the evils of intetnoeramrR as it
From Gody's Lady's Book.
FOR TIIE FUN OP IT.
' BY T. S; ARTH0B.
Just look at them lovingJoryer t said
Harry Mears. glancing from his compan
ion to a young man and maiden, who, for
the moment unconscious that they
in the midst of a large company.
leaning towards each other, and looking
in. each others faces in rather a rejmark
able. manner.- 'Isn't it -ridiculous?' I
thought Fisher had more sense than! to do
that. As to Clara Grant, she always was
a little weak.' " s :
The-friend looked at the couple and
smiled. It is ridiculous, certainly, he re
marked. ' Why havn't they sense epough
to keep these little love passages for pri
vate occasions V
Clara, with all her silliness, used to be
a right pleasant companion.' said Mr.
Mears. But since this love1 affair be
tween hejyand Fisher, she has becorne in
tolerably dull and uninteresting.) She
doesn't care a fig lor anybody but him, and
really appears to think it a task to be even
polite to an old acquaintance. Idon't think
she has cause to he quite so elated with
her conquest as this comes, to; nor feel
that, in possessing the love of a man like
LFisher, she is independent of the world,
S 1 - . I (T .1 1 T- i I
aim may snow on me inuinerence she
feels to every one. Fisher is clever e
nough, but he is neither a Socrates nor a
4 He will suit ber very well, I imagine.'
Yes ; they vviU make a passable Djir
by and Joan, no doubt. Still, it always
.vexes me to see people who pretend to
have any sense acting this way.'
' 1 think it is more her fault than his.'
' So do I. She has shown a disposition
to bill and coo from the first.. At Man
gum's party, last week, she made me sick.
I tried to get her hand for a dance ; but
no. Close lo the side of Fisher, she ad
hered, like a fixture, and could hardly
force her lips into a smile for any one else.
The gipsy ! I'd punish her for all this, if I
could just hit upon a good plan oj doing
Let me see,' remarked the friend, drop
ping his head into a thoughtful position,
' can f Wfi devise a snhem fnr worrvintr
her a little ? She is certainly a fair sub
jeer. It would be fine sport.'.
' Yes, it would.'
'She evidently thinks Fisher perfection.'
Oh yes ! There never was sUch' a man
before. She actually said to Caroline Lee
who was trying to jest with her a little,
that Fisher was one ofthe most pure-mind
ed, honorable young men living.' !
' Still, I am rather surprised that com- tions, for I can give noue.j May ypu be hap.
mon reports should have given her more
information about Fisher than she seems
So am I. But she'll know him better
one of these days.'
7 ' I'll warrant you that ! Perhaps to her
pier than I can ever be ! Farewell.
Madness !' exclaimed Charles Fisher, as he
crumpled this leuer in his hand. i there no
faith in woman V
tie sought no explanation : he niade no ef.
though I hope things will turn u" l" c"anf .n" reso.uuon ; out merely re-
v 1 1 unci a 1 j 9 ww 1" 1
Clara, you are free.'
It was quickly known among the circle of
their friends that the engagement had been
broken off. Mears and his friend, may be sup.
posed, did not feel very comfortable when they
' I didn't think the silly girl would take it so
seriously,' remarked one to the other.
No; it was a mere joke.'
' But has turned out a very serious one.'
I guess they'll make it Up again before long.'
' 1 hope so. Who would have believed it
was in her to'lake the matter so much at heart,
or to act with so much decision and firmness ?
I really think better of the girPthan I did be
fore, although I pity her from my heart.
Hadn t we better make an erFurf to undo the
wrong we have done V
And we expose ourseles ? Oh no! We
must be as still as death on the suhject. It is
too serious an affair. We might get ourselves
' True. But I cannot bear to think that oth
ers are suffering from an act of mine.'
( It is not a pleasant consciousness, certain
ly. , But still, lo confess what we have done
out differently from what they now pro
mise.. Don't you think he is pretty well
done with his wild oats?'
' Possibly. But time will tell.'
' Yes, time proves all things
Some one joining the young1 men at this
point of their conversation, the subject
was changed. Greatly amused at what
they had done, they little thought how
sad the effects of their unguarded words
Five minutes afterwards, the young
man named Mears, curious to see how
Clara had been affected by what he knew
he must have heard, moved to another
part of the room in order to observe her
without attracting her attention. But she
had left the place where she was sitting.
His eye ranged round the room, but she
was nowhere to be seen.
' I'm afraid we've hurt Clara more than
we intended,' he said, rejoining his friend.
She has vanished.'
Ah! Where's Fisher?'
We did'nt sav anything against the 7ud P'a,ce "3 ln a,v.er kward pos.t.on
. - ' - - iaci. noi ior me worm wou a 1 nave an emr-
I'Aii tr rr m n 1 I I
juuug man. .lire of this lift n art nf fnltv tnU nlnrw ft
Not in particular. We made no spe- would afrect rert nftrl(,LjwhprA T
ciflcations. There was nothing that she npprl nnt montmn tn vm.in u wu iKaf .f
could lake noiu 01. be exceedingly disagreeable.
' io, oi course not. Liut 1 wonder what I didn't think of that. Yes, I agree with
is goin to be the upshot of thematter?' you that we had better keep quiet about it. I'm
' Nothing very serious, I apprehend. sorry ; but it can t be helped now.
' No. I suppose she v will go home and And so the matter was dismissed.
cry her eyes half out, and then conclude No one saw Clara Grant in company for the
that, whatever Fisher may have been, space pf twelve months. When she did ap
KoV rrftirm nmv Tt' first. rnt I'nb-n Par, all her old friends were struck with the
LVt3 lJiaVvWft..l.VS.Al..tWV -M. t k-f U 111 kill M A h V I W Ik V I -
isn't it V
Clara Grant had not only left the par
lors, but soon after quietly left the house,
and alone returned to her home. When
her lover, shortly afterwards, searched
through the rooms for her, she was no
where to be seen.
'Where is Clara!' he asked of one and
and another. The answer was
" I saw her here a moment Bince."
But it was soon very apparent that she
was nowhere in the rooms now. Fisher
great change in her appearance. As for Fish
er, he had left the city some months before,
and gone off to a southern town, where, it was
said, be was in good business.
The cause of estrangement between the lov.
ers remained a mystery to every one. To all
questions on the subject, Clara was silent.
But that she was a sufferer every one could see.
4 1 wish that girl would fafl in love with
somebody and get married,' Meats remarked
to bis friend, about two years atter they had
passed off upon Clara their good joke. Her
pale, quiet suffering face haunts me wherever
So do I.
Who could have believed that a
' Is it a fact.'
' Was siie serious V
' Yes, indeed ! Serious as the grave
Caroline was laughing to me about it.
Nearly every one notices the silliness of
her conduct, and the weakness she dis
plays in forever talkjng about and prais
ing him.' ' ' I
'1 would like to run him down a little!
when she could overhear me, just for the
fun of the thing.'
' So wou Id I. Capital ! This jwill dpi
exactly. We must watch an opportuni
ty, and if .we can get within eai-shot of
her any time that she is by herself, we
must abuse Fisher right and left, withdut
appearing to notice that she is listening
to what wesay, or, indeed, anywhere near
us.' . t 1
' Right ! That's the very thing ! It will
be capital fun.' i
Thus.'the thoughtless young men, med-
dling themselves in a matter that did not
concern ibem. determined upon j a very
questionable piece of lolly, All that they
said of Jthe- lovers was exaggeration. It
was true that they did show rather more)
ch other in company than
moved about uneasily for haJf an hour.
fill - .-1 fr C.AAinV ll ."" l"IA lAShAmA A ft VI ft lie
. V 1 iv mere joke would turn out so seriously ?
Ucf o cnnfion i nocc nan oomcom not- tr rn. I .... .
.vo oUv,w .....00 - ! wander if he is married yet?'
lire rom ine company, inoie paiucuir . doublfu. He appeared to take
inquiries were made of the lady who had matler quie as hard ag she doeg,
givers the entertainment. J5ne immeoi- WelJ, it's a lesson to me.'
ately ascertained for him that Clara was And to me also.'
not in the house. One of the servants re- And, with this not very satisfactory conclu
ported that a lady had gone away alone sion, the two friends dropped the subject. Both,
half an hour before. Fisher did not re- since destroying, by a few words spoken in
mn'm a sino-lp mnment after receiving this ( jest, the happiness of a loving couple, had
w . - .
Pow exists, on the degrading influence it ' preference for ea
exensupon those under its influence, on ' iust accorded with good taste; but this,
toe good the Sons ol Temperance are do' i while it provoked a smile from the many
jng. common men, all men can decide, at irritated on the few. !
let;$atisfactorily to themselves. Yet j Clara Grant, notwithstanding the light
luUSt i1 lllL yl)Ve ,hrown Mr. B. I manner in which the two young men had
will e taken up by some Minisjer in his j spoken of her, was a girl of good sensd,
own church, in our own State, ((or there i good principles, and deep-feeling. She
are spyen or eight in the State) jand that j had several times been addressed by young
uusl . ivno are doubting in the F.nisconftl I mpn hefnre Fisher offered his hand : but.
is others, mav Ihave the I with nil their attractions, there were de;-
which her habits of close
em PI rem,.i....l . I ' i
ih II ""'nuieirryes oi&e way or
we other. If the principles of khe Sons
i lpmperance are wrong, unsafe, on
cr'Pmral, the community oughtitobe jn
W gfeat obligations to Mr. B. drany one
SMO set them rifcht ; on the (contrary,
'Detindthey be wrong, they certainly
f,li.che,:r,u,y J5' ve in to reason and
,l-kUf c havi
C haVe no lenrs IVnln roicnn
gelation, that the principles of the
vwr;can ever b i' 1
'eOunsound or unscriptural.j Yet w
kt t v our nin,ons fp,ly tesl(,(1
-jj I'uini, anu uy every reasonable
eanar, . i
-: "I conclusion, we advise evctry body to
-vcuarainhrtr i,f .u n.
u-k:.L """""j lUrtl1 mat oi wise men,
fects about them,
observation enabled her to see, that caus
ed her to repel their ad vances, and in twp
instances to decline apparently yery ad
vantageous offers of marriage. Iji the in
tegrity of Fisher's character, she had trie
most unbounded confidence ; and she real
ly believed, as she had sajd to Caroline
Lee and others, that he was one of trie
purest minded, most honorable young men
Judge, then, with whatfeelings she p
verheard, about half an hour after te
plan to disturb her peace haoltoeen forrfi
ed, the following conversation, between
Mears and his companion, carried on in
low tones and in a confidential manner.
yu. l ,.c-, n nnp id nf the
hJ0t VPn tl'e winewenitisred, fnMinfT finnr. Jnf, theuwere in the ad-
1... .b ' ' 111 J15 coior in thecup, lor at i rnm
eth lib. Q o . ry". joining room, concealed irorn ue uy
U like a serpent add stingeth L,r "iti0 ,.-f Crt.jthat everv word
they uttered was distinctly, heard. Her
Uit.lrX:?'V - Jl5 color in the4cup
... "."Ill' I IL'. a cu.nont
a? adder,- Ashcvillc Mcsictt
,x. if . . i -
li?T,h f .-Kxprihbnts show
. - - iu 1IIUW inPIP Pitffln a lai.nlK'
a nail. A mian living se.
his nails lftnl iim. Al.
i " ?rV renews
wwinrf.' ..... -
WeS,.; ""1,,:obe ha,f a' inch long, he
-- tiiuo wicues on eacn nn-
s an affrerata
fier mfiA . "'cinine met
if u "d thumb
p, 'et and six inches.
attention was first arrested by j hearing
one.of them say ! I
If she knew Fisher as well ai I do.f
To which the other replied !, 1
' Yes ; or as well as 1 do. Jut, pdor
girl bit isn't expected that she isjto know
everything about young men who Vsit
her. It is better that she SDOUIU nuu
intelligence, but went direct to the house
of Clara's aunt, with whom she lived, and
there ascertained that she had come home
and retired to her room without seeing any
one of the family. His inquiry whether
she were ill, the servant could not answer.
' Have you seen anything of Clara yet V
asked the friend of Meajrs, with a smile,
as they met about an hour after they had
disturbed the peace of a trusting, innocent
minded girl, 'just for the fun of it;
I have not,' replied Mears.
Where's Fisher V
' He's gone also.'
Ah, indeed ! I'm sorry the matter was
taken so seriously by the young lady. It
was only a joke.
' Yes. That was all ; andhe ought to
have known it.'
- On the next day. Fisher, who had spent
a restless night, called to ask for Clara as
early as he could do so with propriety.
' She wishes you to excuse her,' said the
servant, who had taken up his name to the
Is she not well V asked Fisher.
' She has not been out of her room this
morning. I don't think she is very well
The young man retired with a troubled
feeling at (his heart. In the evening he
called again ; but Clara sent hiin word, as
she had done in the morning.that she wish
ed to be excused. -
In the meantime, the young lady was a
prey to the most distressing doubts. What
she had heard, vague as it was, fell like ice
upon her heart. She had no reason to
question what had been said, for it was,
as far as appeared to her, the mere ex
pression of a fact made in confidence by
friend to friend, without there being an
object in view. If any one had come id
her and talked to her after that manner,
she would have rejected the allegations
indignantly, and confidently pronounced
them false. But they had met her in a
shape so unexpected, and with so much
seeming truth, trmt she was left no alter
native but to believe.
Fisher called a third time ; but still Clara de
clined seeing him. On the day after this last
attempt, he received a note from her iu these, to
him, strange words:-
Deak Sir: Since I last met you, I have
become satisfied that a marriage between us
cannot prove a happy one. This conclusion is
far more" painful to me than it can possibly be to
yonVYou, I trust, will soon be able to feel
coldly towards her whose fickleness, as you will
call it, so soon led her to change her mind ; but
a life-shadow is upon my hearth If you can for
get me, do so. Injustice to yourself. As ior me,
I feel that- but why should I say this? Charles
do not seek to change the resolution I bare ta
ken, for you cannot ; do not . ask for explana-
wooed and won the maidens of their choice,
and were now married- Both, up to this time,
had carefully concealed from their wives the
act of which they had been guilty.
After returning home from a pleasant com
pany one evening, at which Clara was present,
the. wile of Mears said to him
Ypu did not seem to enjoy yourself to-night.
Are you not well ?'
' Oh yes ; I feel quite well,' returned Mears.
1 Why, then, did you look so sober V
I was not aware that 1 looked more so than
' You did, then. And you look sober now.
There must be seme cause for this. What is
Mears was by no means ignorant of the fact
that he felt sober. The presence of Clara dis
tressed him more, instead of less, the oftener
he met her. The question of his wife made
him feel half inclined to tell her the truth. Af
ter thinking for a moment, he said
' I have felt rather graver than usual to-
night. Something brought to my recollection,
too vividly, a little act of folly that has been
attended with serious consequences.'
His wife looked slightly alarmed.
' It was only a joke just done for the fun of
the thing ; but it was taken, much to my sur-;
prise, seriously. I was innocent of a desire to
wound, but a few light words have made two
Mrs. Mears looked at her husband with sur
prise. He continued:
'You remember the strange misunderstand
ing that took place between Clara Grant and
young Fisher, about two years ago?'
' Very well. Poor Clara has never been
like herself since that time.'
I was the cause of it.'
' You !' said the wife, in astonishment.
Yes. Clara used to make herself quite
conspicuous by the way she acted towards
Fisher, with whom she was under an engage
ment ot marriage. She hardly saw anybody
in company hut him. And, besides, she made
bold to declare that he was about as near to
perfection as it was possible lor a young man
to come. She was always talking about him
to her young female friends, and praising him
to the skies. Her silly speeches were every
now and then reported, much lo the amuse
ment of young men to whose ears ihey hap
pened to' find their way. One evening, at a
large party, she was, as usual, anchored by the
side of her lover, and showing off her fondness
for him in rather a ridiculous manner. A young
friend and myself, who were rather amused at
this, determined, in a thoughtless moment, that
we would, just for the fun of the ihing, run Fish
er down in a confidential undertone to each
other, yet loud enough for her to bear us, if a
good opportunity for doing, so offered. Before
long, we noticed her setting alone in a comer
near to the folding doors. We managed to get
near, yet so as not to appear to notice her, and
then indulged in some light remarks about her
lover, mainly lo the e fleet that, if his sweet
heart knew him as well as we did, she might
think him not so quite so near perfection as she
appeared to do. Shortly afterwards, I search
ed the rooms for her in vain. From that night
the lovers never again met. Clara refused to
see Fisher when he called on her the next day,
and shortly afterwards requested him. in writ
ing, to release her marriage contract, without
giving any reason for her change of mind.'
4 Henry,' exclaimed Mrs. Mears, her voice
and countenance expressing the painful sur
prise she felt, why did you noi immediately
repair the wrong you had done V
How could 1 without exposing myself, and
causing perhaps a serious collision between
me and Fisher V
' You should have braved every consequence,'
replied Mrs. Mears, firmly, 4 rather than per
mitted two loving hearts to remain severed,
when a word from you would have reunited
them. How could you have hesitated a mo
ment as to what was right to do ? But it may
not be too late yet. Clara must iknow ihe
'Think what may be the consequence,' says
' Think, rather, what Aare been the conse
quences,' was the wile's reply.
It was in vain that Mears argued with his
wife about the policy of letting the matter rest
where it was. She was a woman, and could
only feel how deeply Clara had been wronged,
as well as the necessity for an immediate re
paration of that wrong. For more than an
hour she argued the matter with her husband,
who finally consented that she should see Cla
ra, and correct the serious error under which
she had been laboring. Early on the next day
Mrs. Mears called upon the unhappy girl. A
closer observation of ber lace than she had
before made revealed deep marks ol suffering.
' And all this 4 for the fun of it !' she could
not help saying to herself with a feeling of sor
row. Alter conversing a short time with Cla
ra, Mrs. Mears said :
4 1 heard something, last night, so nearly af
fecting your peace, that I have lost no time in
' What is that V asked Clara, a flush passing
over her face.
' Two years ago you were engaged in mar
riage to Mr. Fisher.
Clara made no reply, but the flush faded
from her face and her lips quivered slightly for
From hearing two persons who were con
versing about him make disparaging remarks,
you were led to break off that engagement.'
The face of Clara grew paler, but she con.
4 By one of them I am authorized to tell you
that all they said was in mere jest. They
knew you could hear what they said, and made
the remarks purposely for your ear, in order to
have a little sport. They never dreamed of
your taking it so seriously.'
A deep groan heaved ihe bosom of Clara ;
her head fell back, and her body drooped nerve
lessly. Mrs. Mears extended her hands quick
ly and saved her from falling to the floor.
44 This, 4 for the fun of it !' " she said to her
self, bitterly, as she lifted the inanimate body
of the poor girl in her arms, and laid it upon
Without summoning any ofthe family, Mrs.
Mears made use of every effort in her pow-erto
restore the circle ol lile. In this she was at
last successful. When the mind ol Clara had
become again active, and measurably calm, she
said to her
4 It was a cruel jest, and the consequences
have been most painful. But I trust it is not yet
too late to repair the wrong thus done, although
no compensation can be made for the suffering
to which you have been subjected.'
4 II is too late, Mrs. Mears too hte!' re
plied Clara, in a mournful voice.
4 Say not so, my dear young Iriend."
But Clara shook her head.
It was in vain that Mrs. Mears strore ear
nestly to lift up her drooping heart. The calm'
ness with which she had been able to bear
the destruction of all hopes, because there had
seemed an adequate cause for the sacrifice she
had made, was all gone now. There had been
no adequate cause for the sacrifice. Her lover
was as excellent and honorable as she at first
d ay 7 1 ir or r d-Ts crre murtriaiK I i f ft i r h i i r
band had written' lo Fiher. - SL'e - was afraid
lo fill EerTmind u i'h this hope, lest if should
fail, and the shock prove too sew. But erpn
as it was life seemed -to. le rapidljr ebbing 'J
away. ; j
At length there came, a change. Nature
rallied, and life flowed, though ferbly ftill. in
healthier currents through the veins of Clam
Graui. In a week from the time this change
look place, she was able lo leave her bed and -sit
up for a few hours each day. But all who
looked into ber young face were grieved at tbe
sight. There were no deep lines of distress
thete, bul the marks of patient yet hopeless
One day she sat alone, in a dreamy, rousing
stale, with a book lying upon her lap. She
had been trying to read, bat found it impossi
ble to take any interest in the pages over which
ber eyes passed, while her mind scarcely dp.
prehended the sense. Some one opened lbs
door ; but she did not look around. The per
son, whoever il was, only remained for a mo
ment or two, and then withdrew. In a little
while the door opened again, and ome one en
tered and came towards her with the tread! of
a man. She started to her . feet, while her heart
gave a sudden bound. As she turned, her eyes
fell upon the form of her long absent love
For an instant, peibaps longer, she looked into
his face to read it as an index of his heart, and
then she lay quivering on hisIo?om. . j
A few weeks later, Clara, the ?d of Chas.
Fisher, bad left with him for theVcjuth. Nei
ther of them ever knew tbe authors of the
wrong they had suffered. It was belter, per
haps, that in this ihey should remain ignorant.
So much 44 for the fan of it."
Fit U IT. I
A good fruit tree will yield more real market
and nutritive value than any other crop that can
be produced from the same soil. No labor! of
the farmer, and no use ofthe soil pays more
abundantly than when applied to the culture of
good Iruit. As a tree of choice fruit rovers jno
more land than a poor one. it is ofthe first tm
portance to make the best selections, and ren.
der tbe most faithful attention to its full defol.
oprnent. Man does not use one half the quan
tity of fruit that he should do as an at tide of food.
Thousands of Turners lire mainly on salt bef,
pork and fish, who might have the luscious
luxury of fruit at every meal, every month iojtbe
year. Besides, man is adapted in his nature to
subsist principally on a vegetable and fiuit diet,
and would be far more healthy, happy and long
lived for so doing. As an article of general
food, fruit in its vast varieties is without a par
allel. Our friends, at a distance from cities,
will find it a source of profit, as railroads now
bring them so near the market 2A lo enable
them to compete with farmers, in the suburbs
oi cities. We have tell keen regret in trav.
elling in different portions ofthe country to see
so little attention paid to the suhject of good
The Spaniards have a maxim, that a man Is
ungrateful to past generation 'that planted the
tree from which he cars; and deals unjustly
with the next generation, unless he plants) the
seed of (hat fruit, that it may furnish food for
those who come alter him. Thus when a; son
of Spain eats a peach or pear by the road aide,
wherever he is, be digs with his foot in! tbe
ground, and covers the pit or the core. Con
sequently, all over Spain, by tbe road side' and
elsewhere., fruit in great abundance tempts the
taste, and is ever free. This is an easilf
wrought charity, and an evidence of a jioble
soul. Let this practice be imitated in our low n
country, and the weary w'andereji will be blest,
and bless the hand and the libera) charity that
ministered lo his comfort and jnry. We are
bound to leave the world as good, or better
than we found it, and he is a selfish churl who.
basks under 'he shadow, and eats thet" Iruit of
trees which other hands have planted, if he will
not also plant trees which shall yield fruit to
coming generations. No young man should
vote or marry until he has planted at least one
tree as an evidence of good citizenship. Who
planted the elms of Boston Common, and of
New Haven, which are so justly celebrated?
Surely not the present generation. Lpt ; fruit,
trees be in like manner bequeathed, that un
born generaations may be grateful lo this.;
Gaining. The following passage frorri the
charge of Judge Nicholas to tbo Grand Jury of
the city of Richmond and Henrico County, Va.,
at the late term, has reference to a vicej tbe
destructive tendencies of which are noi over
stated in the 6trong and pointed language ofthe
Judge : I
44 The first of these w hich I shall mention,
are the various laws made to prevent unlawful
Ot the destructive and demoralizing
effects of this vice, every
nnd experience must be
believed him to be, and she had cast him off on j dei.cy is to destroy all habits of regular ipdus-
... . .. ". - i . r rj:
person of observation
convinced. Its! ten-
the authority of a heartless jest. To all that
her friend could say, she had but one reply to
It is too late now !'
I rv it adds to the impoverisnmeni oi inaiv-
iduals and families produces habits of dissi.
pation, and ends in the ruin ofits votaries, who
miht otherwise have become useful citizens.
4 Not too late, I trust,' said Mr. Mears, a good j 1 o the youth ol our country, it is particularly
deal disturbed by his wile's relation of ber in- pernicious. At a period ol lite when tne j lem
terview with Clara. I must ascertain where j perament is ardent, the mind unsuspicious, and
Fisher is, and write to him on the sulject. ! the character not formed, the seductive love of
Did she say anything that led you to believe j play, imperceptibly, hut not less surely, jieaas
that she recognized the voices ofthe persons
whom she heard conversing? Do you think
she suspects me in the matter ?"
4 1 do not think she does.
So much the better.'
The effect upon Clara ofthe information she
had received was very serious. Deeply as she
had been afflicted, the consciousness of having
done right in refusing to marry a man who was
to the destruction ol many a young man ot
bright prospects, the hope, and perhaps tbp slay
fk;, f.,m;U' Tt ia Iiv dip iiitliipnre ofthii bane.
) l 11 I 9 I CJ I I I I 1 T . A. J J ..... j
ful pasion "on this class that society is wound
ed in its most vital interests. I feel it my duty
to recommend to you not only to enquire but,
in the emphatic language ol your oath diligently
to enquire, whether gamitg be noi carried on
within the limits ol vour jurisdiction, in a sys-
destitute, as she had accidentally discovered, of j tematic and organized manner, and to an alarm
virtuous principles, sustained hei. But now it j ing extent ? and il so, lo apply the proper correc
was revealed to her that he was as excellent as live." j
she had first believed him. and that she had been
the victim of a joke ! There was no longer
anything to hold her up, and accordingly her
spirits completely forsook her, and in less than
two weeks 6he was seriously ill.
The news of this deeply disturbed Mr. Mears
who had written to Fisher, aod was waiting
impatiently for an answer.
4 1 am afraid we have made the matter worse,'
he said to his wife, who, on returning from a.
visit to Clara, reported that so far from improv.
ing. she was too evidently sinking dai
ly. If Fisher should have entered in another
engagement, or if his pride has taken fire at
being thrown off on wbal may appear to him
such slight grounds, I really tremble for the
Let us hope for tbe best,' returned Mrs.
Mears, as we have acted for tbe best. It was
plainly our duty to do as we have done. On
that subject I have no doubt.'
Two more weeks of painful suspense and
anxiety passed. Clara did not improve in the
least. Mrs. Mears called to see her erery few
Recipe For Making Beer. To make the
best beer in the world, take one pint o corn
and boil it until it is a little soft, add to it one
pint of molasses and one gallon of water ; shake
them well together, and set it by tbe fire, and
in twenty-four hours, the beer will be excellent.
When all the beer in the jug is used, jupl add
more molasses and water. The same corn w ill
answer for six months, and the beer will be fit
for user in twelve hours, by keeping the jug
which contains it warm. In the abserjee of
molasses, sugar or honey will aoswei :in Us
place. In this way, the whole ingredienti used
in makin a gallon of beer, will not cost ex
needing four cents, and it is better, and.mnre
wholesome than cider. Paulding Miss.) Lla-rion.
A Long Line. Capt. K. Cowin, of Ply
mouth, is making a sounding line for the
United Slates Government ten thousand