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A PAIILY PICTURE.
BY JUJirtJ-1.0Xt;6TKKi:T, OF GEORGIA,
" ' " ' - .
" I describe a Ge rgia faniilyl . It-is a fair. spec-f
! -' ' men of. Georgia
l iuj!i,.-s .generally, tire heaels ot
11 , 1 1 1 4
.which are parents.
ense, goodj IjhjralsJ
un we'd improved" niim
be sure, there are!
in. Georgia, as many notions about parental govern
incut, as t
i.civ.ai;e m any
various as the
other country, and the
pimous. some parent
exercise ii" government at an, otner connne tnem
seiv'cs exclusively to the government of the tongue;
and other- rule -by the rod alone ; , hut by far the
largfc class, blend thjese several modes., of govern
iiiea(;, aiil prder.'th'j- one or hp 'other according to
. n . j - .i
i ciiynmstauces. lo tms class belonged
Mir. ami Mrs. Butler,. the In-uds of the famllv which
Trim abont to' d'x-rihe. iiiix.-rt was the christian
name of the husband and Eliza, the wite. I was
.in llmatel v.-Jtequaj nte-1 with them both, before their
"iiliioii ; aiid was ever . af.'rwar.i-, admitted to their
household with the freeu m .of o'ne of its hiembers
. . 4i;.ide.ed'. I was a connexion of one of t heui.
TJieV had been " married about eiglit 'months,
when a dull November evening found- ine at their
Unhide. Li flie course of the evening, the co.iiver
salioh turned upon raiding children, 'By the way,
Iviza;' said-Giibert, 'T have been thinking for sonic
.tiu.ep:ist of-inUirphangHig views 'with you upon
this sjibject; and there can4 never be a better time
than 'now, while Abraham is with us, whose opinions
v.e both respect, and who" will act as an uniire
between us. j . :
' Well,' said 'Eliza, Met me hear yours.'
' If we. should ever le blessed with children,
-(EHz.'i blushed -a little,), let it be a fundamental law
between, tis;; that neither of us interfere with the
discipline of t!ie other, either:, by look, word, or
action, in the presence of the children.' , ' ;
To that rule T most heartily subscribe.'
' When a child is '"corrected by one of us, .let not
t!ie' othep extend to it the least co'ii'lolenee or svm
pail.y.'-. .. - ' : . . .
k in' tliat -alv) you have my hearty coneiirrenee.'
' L-t lis ij'-wr curn-ifii a,child in a pa,ssion.'
' 'Thi.' jrojr;:j-( of that rule I fully admit, but !
fear I shall uot";thvavs be able; to conform to its re-
iiiition. J- will however, endeavor to do so.'
' Well, if Vou will do your best,. I shall be satwfi
1 7 ' -
cl. - , . .
' .' L.et us,' as far a it is praoiiwd 1e introduce
- amon'V ..-our children, the miiversallv admitted
i I -juinciples of
..j . .. "That, is a
of L'ood troveriihient: anunr men.'
ijvery. mi lejuiite i t;!.', huliand. I know 1
: , : . a , ;
erv lime or uie prineijues or gooti government
aiiiong men,, ami lmvcli less of those pri'mipies w hich
are iuiiversally admitted.' . '
: 'Weil, 1 'will be a little more, specific. . I believe
it is usually admitted that laws should p recede, j h
istrnwut ; and that n-inp .should le p.unished who
are ..incapable' of understandTng the law. In .ac
cordance with tliese jirinciples,- 1 would never puii
isli a child who is ' incapable " of distinguishing be
tween iiLrht and wroiiir, nor until he shall have
I been .forewarned of the wrong and taught to ayoid
I -"'--.' . '
' Those principles, seeih verv reasonable tome,'
I said Eliza, but they can never be applied to chil-
I dreiK If iu do not coi-reci;i child until itjs old
I tinough to learn from 'precept the dhl'erence between
f right and wrong, there will be no Jiving in the
houe 'with it tor the first live or "six years of its life,;
anid ho controlling . it "afterwards.'
. - (I'.lberjf. received these views of his w ife with some
I alartir, and. entered uppii a long argument to coh-
" vin 'e- her that they werV erroneous.'-' She maintain-.
J td her oy u very' w.- il, l.iut -Gilbert had certainly the
I advantige ofher. in... argument. All he could.say
I however, did not in thi 'least ' shake her confidence
f - in her opinion. ' ' ' '
. I -was at length appealed' td, and I ,gave,judg
4 nient in favor ot Gilb -rt. '
I "f- 4 Vel!,' said die,' t'never as better satisfied of
any thing in wvrTfn than I aln that you're both
f Avroiig. But let it- c iinproini-le this- matter, I'll
agree to this; ifevOr .1 correct :i child aft p. it -is old
I enough to receive nst ruction tfrOujV-pnvept, aud
- vdu lit? not approve' of niy conduct, I will' then,
f promise.-you. never to do the l'Ji" again.' . ,
, Welh' 'vaid Giioert, .' that is very fair. One'
more rule will settle' the;fuudameiita!s, and we safe
1 Iv trust "all others to future adjustment. Let, "us
nes-er ; add re
;il)berish, that is so universally prevafehi; Among
I parents; ;and particularly "among mothers.. It' is
very silly in the first place, and it greatly retards a
. child's improvement,, in ' the second. . Were it not
I for this, 1 have no .'doubt children wouldsppak their
f moil ler tongue as correctly at foitr' years, old, as
I tliey Uo. at sixteen, " N '
j j' ' Eliza smiled, and observed that this Was such a
U small matter that it had 'also better be left to future,
j I adjustment. To this Gilbert rather reluctantly .us-
J Seiitedi .."-'..' - .
Abiut two months after this conversation, Gilbert
biessvd with a fine sou :4vhom he nanieel John
: .'; Jams-Gilbert," after the' two
ldfathei's and .him-..
''ii .-T1 proiUslpll Oi U'liUeS W ltlC
.di he-had cause after-
v:'waiy, :-to repent. . -
I .'Jut f .111 ie'u months and :x days thereafter he
I v.-is ti.'sse.l with a -fine daughter, whom Eliza .nam-
d. .yiiFraneis'EU-ei. after tiie two grand motliers
f . i-ii;
u in uth
ie received a' third
ttWr tlie two brot'h-
Ibhs-ing called George IL-n
t r-. ; . ;v - . ; . i ; ';
'I' .Tlarteen mouths and n.i:i;-.t-t'e;i days after the
il.nlh ot ('K'orgt a louith biessing descended upon
;( filbert in the T orm ot a hue son. this , took the
''.ivamt? of .William August u-,. after two brothers of ; ed tie age when they were permitted to take 'seat-Li-wite.
;. ''. '; '. -.'.,'' " . at the first tables tliough upon this Occasion John
jf Eliza 11W made a. long j-est of ninete'en" months I being engaged about the pork did not avail hini
1 Lur Uavs. and rive ltours. (I speak from the- family 'i self of this privilege : the rest of thcehiidren were
I WorUWheirhv- way of a meifl she- uresented her iinnrl,t to w.-sit for t'ir. A.-.,-.n:l filile. Ih-eakfast was
' husl.fand with 'a of blessings. ! As soon as his -
good fortune was made known to mm, filbert ex
jves..l regnt.'tliat he had not reserved jn'svovvn.
Harm- initiTnow, in order tliat the twins might bear
his own name and mine. Seeing this could not be;
he bestowed mv name upon' the iirst born, and gave
ne 1 he : privilege, of liaming the second.. As I
fco!;v.io,.r-(- ,.,,' i)nutt, v:-it'her to be chosen than
e.-t'ved tlie innominate, alter Isaac the
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...h i ;i i!o;ou'U UilCiC Oi nim.-
i.: 1 a till'
triumiimnt; iand laudable - manner,
-v'is, Biider t-kise the list of he r sons. ;
I She liowi-turntd her attention to daughters; and
I A SOUTHERN FAMILY NEWSPAPERH-EUTI
TO ML TM INTERESTS
in the short space of five years, produced three tliat
the queen might be proud of. Their names, in the
order of their births, were Louisa, Rebecca and
i. It vr-one of .Mrs. ."'Butler V iaxims,. If.
: anvtiiuig to etc, tlo it at once, and she
supper table with the children in his arms, address
ing sohkv remarks to lnewhen I called his atten
tion to. the child' who was just in the act-of putting
his tjSigers into the blaze of the candle., Gilbert
jerked him away suddenly, which so incensed Mas
ter John Gilbert, 'That he screamed insuffe'rablv.
Gilbert .tossed 'him, patted him - but he. could not
distract his. attention from0 the candle.
lie moved hini out of sight of the luminary, but
that only made matters worse. lie now coinmenc-:
ed his first lesson in the ' jrincipk-s of gOod-government.'
lie broulit the child towards the candle,
and the nearer it approached, the more pacified it
became. The child extended its arms to catch the
blaze, and Gilbert bore it slowly towards the flame
until the hain't cane nearly iii contact with it, when
he snatched it aw iv, crying ' bunny fingers '.' ! E'i
za and 1 exchanged smiles, but. neither' of us said
The child construed tins into' wanton teazing and
became, if pos.-dble. more absfreperous than -ever.
Gilbert now resorted to another expedient. lie put
his own fingers in the blaze, withdrew- - them : sud
denly, blew-them, and -give tvdry. sign of acute
agony. This not only .quieted but delighted -sthe
child who signified to' him to do it again. lie, in
stantly perceived (what was practically demonstr
ated the. minute afterwards) that the child was put
ting a most dangerous interpretation upon his last
illustration, lie determined" therefore, not to re
peat "it. The child, not .satisfied with the sport,
determined to repeat it himself, which the father
opposing, he began to reach and cry as before. -Ther.e
was Tut one experiment left ; and that was
to let-th'e.-el did feel the flame a little. This ho re
solved to try, but liow to conduct -it properly av as
not so easily settled. It" would ' not do to allow
the infant to put his hand into the blaze ; because
it would burn too iittle of too much. . llei there
fore resolved to direct the: hand to a point so '.near
the flame, that the increasing heat would indue?
the child to withdrawal's.' hand himself Aj.; According-
v- Ji bj-outJ t.Jv-.'f ? "lyrir ,t rr y??-a
the flame ; the child oecoinliig more and more im
patient with every moment's .postponement of its
gratification, until the hand came within--about an
inch of the wiekj when he. held the child stationary.
But John would. .not-let liis hand remain stationa-
rv, nor at thecliosen point.- lie uept suatflnng at
the candle.:,tul hndrng
ail ills enortS JlUltiess, lie
i i rv . . 1 1
threw hijmself violently back, gave his father a tre
mendous thump on the nuse 'with the back of his
head, and kicked and screamed" most outrageously.
' You little rascal,' said Gilbert, I've a good mind
to give you a spanking.'
' Give -him to mo,'. said Mrs. Butler.
' You'd'better not take him,' said Gilbert in an
under tone, while he is in such a passion.'
' Ko danger,' she said rha'nd him to me.'
As she received him, Minsli sir I' said she ver y
; harshly, and the child hushed instantly and was a
sleep in a few minutes.-." ;
' Strange,'; said Mr. "Butler, ' lijow miich sooner i
the mother acquires control over a child than- the
Either.' j V-'
' Xot.at all,' sad Mrs. Butler. ' You wciild have
controlled him -as easily as I did, if you had given
him the same lesson beforehand that I did. lle
got in just .such an uproar the. other day and find-,
ihg nothing else would quiet him, I spanked it out
of him ; and I have had no more trouble in quieting
' I begin to think, Butler,' said I, ' that Eliza Vas
right in the only points, of dillerence between you.
touching the management of children. I observed
that you addressed the child jitst now' in the gib
berish you so much condemned before you became
a father; ami though it seemed ridiculous enoiigh,
especially in -'you, I think it would have, appeared
s'tiil .more ridiculous, if you Jiad said .to a child so
'young, ' John, my son, eld not put your fingers'
"into the fiame of "the caudle, it will burn them.'
And, your experiment has taught you the absolute
impossibility of governing chad reh of tender years
by prescribed rults.'
iail nieimed to your opinion, saiei ihir-i.
'Eliza's diseipliue has performed several goodof-
Ufiees. It has relieved us of John's insufferable noise.
It has taught him to control his temper mills
first appearance, anil it learned him the meaning.
of the word (' hush.,) w hicl! will often supply the
place of correction, and always forewarn him. of
desires unlawful. .
Long befoije the second son arrived at the reaSpn
able age, Gilbert abdicated, unreservedly, in favor
of-lns wife; contenting himself with the subordin-.
ate station of her ministerial officer, which he ex
ecuted her orders in eases requiring more physical
strength than she possessed.
Passing over Hlie intermediate period, I nbw
introiluce the reader rf- his family,' after most; of
the children had reached the 'age of reason.' jln.
ie seene v.
about to Siyfc:i,
he w ill bo please .1 to turn his thoughts oecasiotnuiy,
to (Hlbeit's principles r.f good government.
Snrali was about two years and a brat old, wli-n.
(iilbert invited m-' to breakfast with him one le
eember morning near the Christmas holi'lays. It
was the. morning app. inted for . second killing of
hogs : which as the Southern.' reader, knows; is a
sorttof a carnival in ( ..eor-da. I w ent, and loimel
j-'all the children atlenne, and (Jilbert
mother a Jd-
I ed to' the tamilv circle
Johh and Anna had reach-
f announced, and nttvr the adult and Anna had dis-
- i patched their meal, the children were snmmone
As thev were bidden, aiid there were; some prepar-
t-atory arrangements to be made, thev all gathered
around the fire, clamorous w ith the events f the
morning. ' . '
' Bv Joekev." said Wiiiiam, ' didn't that old: lilac tC
f barrah weigh a heap
'Look here young gentleman !' said his mother
ere did you pick up such language' as
I Now let me ever hear .you by jocking or li-ing any
tmng else again,' and 1 il by jockey you with a
witness, I'll warrant you!'
seemea to o-; goerncu iy tins.maxim m making up ; you shall not coiitiadict each other m that maunei-, .Misses, saiu uaney, aunt uorcus - say please ! -you've just thought of telling it. Ok ! you ma- i at the Tabernacle in this i eitv' has led a life of un
lier family, tor Sarah eoniiletedr the- number, of ; and let us hear no inore of your hog pen wonders : make Miss Louisa come' out. of , the kitchen, say if ; iicious toad you, whore do you learn to bear malice I exampled adventure, as the folloVmV account of it,
cliihlren. , N nobody wants to hear them.' . you don't make her come out o'. the lire she'll get !iso long I I abhor that trait of character in a child.' i up to his departure' upon the Arctic Expedition
John was about a year old when I w.as again .at j At this instant William sinbhed a pig-tail out : burnt presently say every time she tell her to f ' Ma,' said Bill, t Abe liaiu't said his prayers j shows. We have( not recently encountered any
Gilbert's f.,r the evening. lie was seated by the I of Isaac's hand. - i come out o' the fire she" make mouth at her.' j for three nights.' I narrative so ibviliin- Vl- ,"nv w e.L
.OP WTi MOM, LITBRftTURE. WS, BIlfflM,
A LEIGH, X0BTH CAROLINA:
' But the black barrah,' said George, didn't weigh
as much fur his size as the bobtail speckle though,'
' ltt ' I
4 TTiitli lic-nnf mrc lTielont . tiriTi it
Ma,' said Isaac,.' make Bid gi ' me muh tail.'
' You William give him his thing. And if I ':
was near you I'd box your ears fu- that snatching.
Mr. ''Butler vou" really will have to take that fellow
in hand. lle,s gettiug so that 1 can do nothing ;
with him.' '
. ' Ma,' said Bill,' he took my blatha
' Hunk '.
' 1 didn't.'
'You did.'' ' .
' J oii't I tell you to hush your disputing
' Well ma, uncle Monday give it to me,'
' He did.' , '
Here the mother divided a pair of slaps equally !
.between the disputants, which silenced them, for a i ' Miss Louisa, afterja little sobbing and pouting,
few moments. ! drew from her apron a small, dirty, ashey, black,
At this juncture. Miss Rebecca cried out with. a ! wrinkled, burnt buiscuit,. warm from the kitchen
burnt finger;: which she received in cooking an- j shovel, which would; have been just precisely the
other pigtail. The burn was so slight that she j proper accompaniment to Miss Relecea's dish ; and
forgot it as her mother jerked her from the fire. j upon this in preference to every thing on the table
' Vou little vixen,' said the mother, ' what pos- i commenced her repast,
sesses you to bo fumbling about the fire Mr.: 'Weil. Lou,' said the mother with a laugh-as
Butler, I beseech you to forbid the negroes giving she cast her eye upoh the unsightly buiscuit, 'you
these children any more of these poisonous pig1-; certainly have a strange taste '.'
tails ; they are a source of end less torment. .'AndJ Every body knowfs'that the mother's laugh is al
now young gentlemen one and all of you the j wiys responded to with compound interest by all
next one of you that brings one of those things in ' her children.' So wis it in this instance, and good
the house again, I'll box his ears as long as I can : humor prevailed' round the table.- .
find hini. Now remember it. Come along to your I'm sorry,' said Abraham, 'for Louisa's, h-i-s,
breakfast.' a j bis, k-i-t, kit, biskit:.
In a little time after some controversy about pin- ' ' Well, really, said Mr. B., 'you are a handsome
ces, which" was arrested by a mother's eye, they j speller. Is that, thejway you spell biscuit?
were all seated : John who had dropped in, in the
I meantime, taking his father's seat.
' Is-s-p V said William, ' sassiges, that's what I
1 ve." - " -
! 'If....:' said Isa:
that's what I i
;j. ' Well, ce: ise your gab.. and' eat what's set bef 'iv
you without comments. Nobody cares what you.
love or what voir don't love?
-. i-'-'-fJi s.iLAlira:;:. Si, I doift Ioe 'soiu.e. i
; wouldn't eat soust!, taint :filten.'for a Iog to eat.'.. '
let up, sir, right fronv the fable, and marcn out
or tne House until vou learn better manners. i n
oe bound u .1 sav vou shall eat.- souse vou wi
Do vou hear me. sir i'
jraham raked himself lazily
out ot his seat,
.... , 1. 1 r 1 ' Jl- i !.. I : !...-.,,..-.
ami ihuhm siow iv on, -e-asLiug a longing iouk .l ine-
many good things on the table w hich he thought
lit ten for a p rince to eat.
' M:i,''saiddie, as he retired, 'I wish y oriel make
Bill quit laughing at nre.' ,
' William, I've as great a mind as I ever had
to eo anything in iny life, to . send you from the
table1, and not let you eat one mouthful. 1 elespise
that abominable disposition you have, of rejoicing
at vour brothers misfortunes. Remember sir, w hat
Solomon savs : 'he that is 'glad at calamines shall
not be unpunished.' ' '. "'
"'Ma,' said . Abraham', 'mayn't I come to my
; : ' Yes, if you think you can behave-yourself with
Abraham returned; and they all brolec torth atj
' Ma, mayn't I have some sassidge '?' Ma, I want
some spare rib.' ' Ma, l a'nt got no coffee.' 'Ma, if
you. pleasni' ina'ain let me have some ham gravy.
and some aned lioinony and some eggs, aim
' Ami some of every tiling on the table I suppose.
! Ihit down your platesvery one' of you, George
1 what will you have.'
'Some sas.-idge and some fried p tatoe.'
' John help your brother. George.''
' What elo you want William V .
' I want some spare rib and some fried homony.'
' Chaney, lielp Wiiiiam' '
"' What do you want Abraham V
1 reckon, said John sinning, ' he d like to have
a little souse.' .
I 'Now John behave yourself. He has suffered
j the punishment of his fault, and let it there rest.'
j 'I'll have,' said Abraham, .'some ham-gravy, and
I some egg and some homonv.' .
Help 'him Chancy.'
' What il. vou hay Isaac V .
' I'll have some
Kim-gravy, and some homo -
ny and some sassidye, and some spare-rib and
' "W ell vou're not agoing to have every thing on.
the table I assure you.
1 Tk ,
If if C i, 'Vi J
nut ,1. rvn ivomI V
i-want some nam
gravy and some homonv.'
' ' John he!) I -'
'No, I don't want no gravy, I want some spare-
1b.7 -. .
John give hii'n-
'No, I don't want no spare-rilyl want some sas-
' Well, if you di'm't make up, your mind pretty
quick, you'll want yonr breakfast.- I tell you I am
not going to be tantalized' all day long dv vour
wants. .iV. Wiiat von want ;ir.rl lm-i done wit i
S.'iV Wiio t-,.,ti -nrif an A l"i,-.. lnim -u tt'i
it. ' . ' ' ' ' ; " ..
' I want 6me ham-gravy and some sas-idge, and
'Help him J.,hu.'
;foJiii helped him to about a te;i-?poonful from
each dish. '..'
' Now. nia, jist look at bud John '. He ha'nt gi'
me only these three little bit-o'bits.' .
'John, if vote can't keep from tantalizing the
children, tell me so, and I w ill not trouble you to
help the-in any more. I confess that I am at a loss
to discover w hat plea-ure one of your age can take
in teazing vour younger brothers'
' Rebecca w hat d
i vou want
' . ' I want mv pig-tail, ma'am.'
my soul and bokiy, 'havn't' vou forgot that
' phr tail Vet I It's burnt up long ago I hope. Look
, Bob and see, and if it isn't, give it to her. I wish
in my heart there never "was a pig-tail upon the
face of the earth; T-
Bob produced tne had charred pig-tail a
on Miss Rebecca's plate.
it on -M:ss uebecca s plate.
. ' There,' continued her motlier, 'I hope now your
j heart's at ease. A beautiful dish it is truly, for any
j mortal to take a fancy to.'
j, Ola I don't waut this pig-tail.'
! 4 Take ituwav1 I lenue vou didn't want it, vou.
SATURDAY, 31 ARCH 20,
little perverse brat, I. knew you didn't want it ; and
I don't know what got into me to let you have it.
lint vp:i v l ain sn tnrmpntpi rnt - nf mwdifii tn-if
' half the time I hardly know whether I'm standing
f tTt HIV hJfli! nr i,H' lifPC
' Why, sure enough, where is Louisa ? Go and
tell her to come into her" breakfast this instant.'
'I did" tell her ma'am, and she say she won't
come, till she gets done baking her cake.'
- Mrs'. Butler left .the room ; and soon reappeared
with Louisa sobbing5 and crying :
' Aunt Dorcas jerked me jit as hard as ever she
could jerk", fore 1 did any thing 'tall to her.'
' Hold your ton ue 1 She served you
1 11 lrl -WT-.
enough : youd no business there, lou re a pret
ty thing to be. making mouths at a person old
enough to be your grandmother. If I'd. thought
that when I gave you, that little lump ofdomdi
that the whole plantation was to be turned up sfde
down about it, I'd let you have done without it.'
i ' I can spell itj ma bawled out Isaac ' B-i-s
c (' Well that's right
'.Well, that .will do, V'u needn't go any further,
voffve missed itfarther than your b;-other. Snell
t " : i ' 5 . ",
Wiiiiam spelied.it coi recti v.
' Ma,' said ieore-e what's L'.f-tiJ 'd'-rived t
' I really do iiot know,' said Mr.-. i., ' xind .yet
I have read somewhere au explanation fit. hhu
is it denvod uom :
in. EVomi the French ; bin, twLe,
iakel, . j. ;
WiHiam Why Kia, you don't bake biscuits
twice over ! " j '. -
Abraham. Yes, inn does sometimes; don't 3011
ma, when company Come- .'
Mother. No; I Sometimes warm over old ones
when 1 have fiot time .to make fresh ones, but
never bake tin 111 twice.
Butler. They were first made to carry to sea,'
and then they were ; baked twice over, as I believe
sea biscuit still are. :.
Isaac. Ma, what's breakfast 'rived from ?
Mother. Spi-il it'and you will see,
Isaac. :B-r-ei-c-k breck f-u-s-t bnck-fust.
Mother. WV1I, Ike, you are a grand
Breakfast 'is the; word, not brcckfust.
Abraham. I know what it comes from.
! Mother.; What;
j Abraham. You know when you call us child'en
1 to bre:ikfast we 'all brake olt and run as fast as we
j can split. .!'".'
Mother- ell, that is a brilliant derivation
truly. Do you! suppose there -was no breakfast
before you children were born ?
Abraham. But, ma,' everybody has child'en.
Mrs. Butler explained the term.
Isaac. Ma, -I know w hat -sasiiJ'e ?omes from !
. Mother. What I '
Isaac. "Cause it's got sas in it.
' Well there,; there, there, I've got enough of
derivations, unless they were better. ou'U learn
all these things. as Tou grow older.1
Just here Miss Sarah, who had been breakfast
ed at a side table, was seized w ith a curiosity, to see
what was e.n the breakfast table. '
Accordingly, she' undertook to draw herself up
j to the convenient elevation bv the table eloui. iie-r
i mother arrestee! her iust in tiino to save a cup, and
pushed her back with a gentle admonition. lins
did not abate Miss Sarah's curiosity in the least,
and she recommenced her experiment. Her moth
er removed her a little more emphatically this time.
These interrupt:ous only, fired Miss Sarah's zeal,
and she was returning to the charge with redoubl-
' ed energy, when she ran her cheek against the
; palm of her mother's hand with a rubfuciad force,
Away she went 'to' her grandmother, crying
'gramma, ma yhipped.your precious darlin' angel
' Did she, my
darlin. Then gramma's precious
darling angel must be a good child and mother
; won t whip it anv more.
! ' Well I will be a doo l chile.'
! ' Well, then, i mother won't whip it any more:'
And this conference was kept up without variation
! OI" a 'Wer oh either sider until the 'grandmother
' deemed it expedient to remove 'Miss Sarah to an
; adjoining room,! lest the mother should insist upon
. ' the immediate fulfilment of her promises..
4 f o ln.t 1..1- 1 1.. ,.. f.itinVr n
cuit, ah. fie snatcheellthe very one ! was 1 x-kin' at.'
I ' Ab?; said tlie mother, ' l"do wish I could make
you quit nicknahiing each other, aud 1 w ish more
that 1 had never scroll the example put down
that biscuit, sir; and take another.'
Abraham returned the biscuit, and William took
it up with a slvj. triumphant giggle at Abraham.'
' Ma,' iid A'!i.rah'am. ' Bill'said Go! dam !'
story !' Ma, I dechire I never said
no such thino-
tes you did-j and Chancy heard you.' ,
iiliam's countenance immediately showed that
; his memory h:-jl been refreshed: and he drawled
: out never done jit now,' with atone aiid couute
tanoe that imported guilt to some extent. His
' molher suspectovl he was hinging upon technics,
aud she put the probing que.-t
j ' Well, what did ypn say ?'
j I said, V tejo'tly od urn;
'Well, that's "just as bad.
uist as bail. -Mr. liiitier, 3-011.
-r T .1 '
positive-h- must take this boy in hand. He evid-
ences a strange, propensity to profane swearing,
, which if not corrected immediately, will become
, ungovernable.' ; ' ' "
' W henever .you can't manage him,' said Butler
as before, 'jnst turn hiul over to me, aud I reckon
' I can cure him.'! '
MIICJUTORE, TM MABKETS,
' When did he say it 1" 'enquired th& mother,
turning. to Abraham. v
' You know that time you sent all us children to
the new ground to pick peas?'
lhats been three months ago at least: and
Abe and Bill now exactly swapt places and
' Yes,' said the mother, ' and I suppose I should
never have heard of that, Jf Abraham had not told
of your profanity.'
t' ' I know better,' dragged out Abraham, in reply
' Abraham,' said the mother solemnly, 'did you
kneel down when you said your prayers last night!'
'Yes, ma'am,' said Abraham,-brightening a little.
' Yes, Ma, " continued Bill, 'he kneels down and
'fore 1 say 'nov I lay ine down to sleep,' he jumps
up every night and hops in bed and says he's done
his prayers, aud he haint't had time to say half a
prayer.' - 1
During that narrative, my name sake kept cow
ering under the steadfast frown of his mother, un
til he transformed himself into a perfect personifi
cation of idiocy. ' . ;
'Bow many prayers did you say last night,
Abraham V pursued the motheiyin an awful porten
' I said one, and '(here Abraham paused.)
' One and what V
' One and piece, of t'other one.'
' Why Ma, he couldn't have said it to have sav
ed his life,, for he hadn't time.'
' I did,' muttered Abraham, ' I said t'other piece
after I got into bed.'
'Abraham, said- his mother, T declare I do not
know what to say to you. I am so mortified, so
shocked at this' conduct, that L am completely at a
loss how to express myself about it. Suppose you
had died last tight, alter trilling with your, prayers,
as you did, who can say what would have become
of you Is it possible that vou cannot spend a
few minutes in praver to vour Heavenly Father,
w ho meds vou, wan clothes v. u, and w ho gives you
vverv good tnmg. vou can ha
j poor suilui ch::.l, 1 roll id weep over vou
; .Tour Abraham evinced such deep eoiitrnion
Jnnlw lov't -tVr-. 1 c--d r,n if Ins heart
ouid break.) that ifis
ther deemed it prudent
Lich she d:d m tiie
nap nest manner.
Having ton? re-stored Abraham's equanimity,
1 a nna-e.ire, with a gentle encouraging smile,- she
' continued :
f 'And now, Abraham, tell your mother how
' you came to say a part of your prayer V
i 'T couldn't go to sleep till I said it, ma'am.'
j 1 Well, that is a -good sign, at least. And
; w hat part was it V.
j ' God bless my father anl mother?
I Mrs. Butler felt quickly for her handkerchief. It
i had fallen from her lap, and she w as glad of it.
! Sue elepressed her head below the table m search
'of it dismissed the children before she raised it,
and rose with a countenance suffused with smiles j then he has been cruising, and practicing hydro
ami tears. j graphy on the Coast Survey;, up to the moment of
i Poor babes,' said she, ' what an odd compound j receiving his- telegraphic "dispatch, accepting is
of good and bad they are!' j urgent proffer.f services for the Arctic Expedition.
The grandmother returned just at this time, and j He had the rice fever in the Canton River, the pla
diseovering some uneasiness at Mrs. Butler's tears, gue in Egypt, the yellow fever at Riethe conies'
the latter explained. As she 'concluded ' Hie ; tive fever at Pucbla, and the African fever on the
Lord bless the poor dear boy,' exclaimed the ven- j co;ist. These, mid wounds, and an organic disease
erable matron, raising her apron to her eyes, ' that l of the heart, w hich he has had from boyhood, have
shou.s he's got a gooddieart. No danger of the j been his preparations for the hazards he is encouii
child that can't sleep till he prays for his father ; tering now.""
and mother.' j - -
- j TERRIBLE AND ROMANTIC INCIDENT.
A TOUCHING SCENE. . j The P;,ris Droit has the following story: A
An open wacon with one horse attached, and
four or five individuals w ere staneling near the door.
! I felt a chill run through my veins. Part of a fear- ; accustomed to go to a hotel, w ith the landlord of
j fill truth was now revealed." The keen November i which lie was acquainted, lie arrived a few weeks
i w ind w as blowing,- and the sky wore its' gloomy ; ago at the hotel, w here he was in the habit "of stay
! autumnal aspect, but I feared " there w as keener j ing. One evening after "supper he invited the
! ano-ui.sh and deeper' gloom within. I -entered and j people of the hotel to go to his chamber to take
- 1. 1 it 11.. - i. 11.1
atone glance at the table, the story was told. It was
the funeral of a drunkard ! . A small, cold, and deso-
late chamb-r was appropriated lor the "solemn
; services. Indeed, -it was all they had. Here for a j a pair of pistols. : "My story,"' said he, "has a sad
; season had lived, and here had died, and now from j denouement, and I require 4he pistols to make it
here was he to be buried, a husband and a father, j clearly understood." As he had always .been ac-
who had lived and died a drunkard. It was a J customed, in telling his tales, to indulge in expres
! dreary place. There, in one corner, upon a rough j five pantonine, aud to take up anything which
I old rickety table, from w hich they had often eaten j lay handy calculated to add to the effect, no. sun
i their cold'and cheerless fire, was'pkieed the -coffin, rise was felt at his Iraving prepared pi-tols. lie
i made of rough pine boards, slightly stained with I began by fiarrating the loves 'of a young girl and
: red, iu which was placed the corpse. He was a j a young man. They had both, he said, promised,
man perhaps of fifty, coarsely clad with 'grave under the most solemn oaths, inviolable fidelity"
! clothes. His countenance, if an index to his state j The young man, whose profession" obliged him to
of mind bespoke nothing but gloom. Around, and j travel, once made a long ab.-ence. While he was
! underneath his head, where in other places,. I had j away he received a legacy, and on his return has
I often seen the downy pillow and the rich stain lin- j tened to place it at her feet But on presenting
ings, were stuffed a few of the shavings roughly J himself. before her die learned 'that, in compliance
taken from the boards which composed his colli n. j with the wishes of her family, she had just married
In an opposite corner,upon a pile of old clothes, rude- j a wealthy merchant. Tlie young man" thereupon
ly thrown together, sat the unhappy widow, a tall, jtook a terrible re-sohitii. "He purchased a pair
! spare woman, pale as the corpse before me.1 Her jof pistols like these," lie continued, taking one in
eves were huge and sunken, and she' vyas thin and I each hand; "then he assembled his friends in his
poorly clad; 'and as she sat, she wrung her Hands ! chamber, and alter some conversation placed one
as if to relieve tlie agony she felt within, while with : under his chin in this way, as I do, saying in a.
almost e very breath she gave a low, hollow, con-
eou 'h, w hich told me loo plainly that
death had marked her for his victim also. Several
; Utile children were standing anauid and bedde the and his head was shattered to pieces. -The "un
. -table where the coffin resteil, shiveling withhold, ; fortunate m.ni told his.o-.ui story. ,
; ana weeping trom some cause w neiiici umv
,M,h.rT ..,d tl.-. mfl,i;,( ,.f A.h..rs's deal h or not
and the tears rolled down their pale and hollow .
checks, upon the uncarpeted lioor, in large and :
brinv drops. A few of the neighliors had gathered :
to attend the solemn services connected with the ;
funeral. They were seated, some on boxes, others,:
upon an old world worn out trunk,', while others
stood. It was a gloomy scene, gloomier than tne
day without, and the anuiih keener than th'e Lit-
An Irish editor, in speaking of the miseries of
Ireland, says, " Her cup of Misery has been for ages
overflowing and is not yet fully
Saxe's" Tribute to Je??sy LmJ Golpschtidt.
All blessings may Jenny Lirrd receive !
The " Nightingale," joyous and free -,-
Aud, dying at last may she leave
A ncot lull, aa vocal as she !
TWO DO'LLAHS'PER ANNUM.
AN INTERESTING STORY.
Dr. Kane, already widely known as one of the
heroes who sailed iu actuxh of Sir John Franklin
with Mr. Grinnell's ExjK'dition. and who delivered
mav we not liorx?
book from Dr. Kaiie comprising his remarkable
experience : '
No American, of his age, lias ever seen so much
of the perils of the world itself.. He w as Surgeon
of the American Legation to China, and on his way
to the Celestial regions, he spent some weeks on a :
foot tramp through the orange groves of Brazil,
and about a month- iii tigerduinting near Bombay.'
Hence1, after a dozen unsuccessful attenipts to
smuggle himself in the forbidden lands of China, he
went over to the 1'hillippines, and by the aid of the
good Monks of the interior of Manilla, explored its
fastnesses and volcanic wonders, lie was the first 1
man to descend into the great crater of the Tael,
lowered down 200 feet over the brink by a bamboo
rope tied round his middle, and brought back a
bottle full of its sulphur waters, burning ' oft' his
boots in the lava cinders. Leaving China, after a
second visit, in which he encountered shipwreck,
lie passed to India ;ss physician of the Dreniendhar
I 'ag. ire, aiid was palan.juined for sOme three months
through the wonders of its mountain architecture,
the ancient glories of Candy, the stupendous passes
of the Ghaut country, visiting Madras,' l'ondicherry,
and every spo that we have read of in the trial of
Warren Hastings. Next, to Upp r Egyjt, ' and
Abyssinia, crossing the desert off his'lcanifl to the '
base of Jupiter Amnion, climbing, at breakneck risk
to the topstone of the sounding Colossus ft' Mem
non, aud exploring the tombs of the l'haraohs for
a fortnight or three weeks, with Erof. Lepsius ."and
hi associates. "Wrecked again while passing down
the Nile, -and wounded, in an encounter near Alex
andria, he pushed across to Greece, and traversed
every scene of classic .interest, climbing to the Hip-
pocrene Spring, and sleeping em the shore of Mara
thon. He returned by Italy, France, and England,
only to Vest i ft w weeks, Ik fore a cruise on the
i coast of Africa.- Renew ing here some acquaintances
which had been torni'd ;u Brazil, he was all owed
to inspect the machinery ot the slave trade, and to
pass, up into the interior, under the jirman of
Desouza, the great interim diary between the chiefs
of the slave-making districts and .the Brazilian
carriers. The e-o;l-t fever was his pay for 'this trip,
ami lie was sent home by Commodore Read, inva
lided. Imperfectly patched up from the effects of
this visitation, he volunteered fi r service with the
army in Mexico, and w as ordered, with dispatche?,
on a elare-devil race through the country our troops
had left, to overtake General Scott. Availing him
self, at Perote, of a miscreant escort of .jail-birds,
that (Jen. 'Worth had employed as a spy company,
he got into a. series of fights, in the last of which he
received'the sworels of Generals Gaona and Torre-
i jwii; and had his horse killed -under him, and v. as
himself desperately wounded while protecting the
lives of his prisoners a'gainst his down inch. Since
; commercial traveller, whom business lreqiiently call
cd from Orleans to Paris M. Edmund L-
j coiiee, ana ne prom:se-u to ten tiieni a ia:e 11111 01
; dramatic imyident On
the room, his
i guests saw on a bed, near winch lie seated himself.
i joke, that it w uuld be a . pleasure to blow out his
; bra.ns ; and at tne same moment lie pulled the
trigger Ib ivthe man uncharged the pistols,
1 liere is but one wiy ot securmg univ
quality to man, and that is to regard every honest
enqdoyniei.t as hoi4urab!e, and then for every man
to i-arn in wlndsoeVcr state he may bo therewith
to be contentand to fu.'ill. wiili strict fidelity the
duties .of his station, and to make every condition a
; post of honour
The following by Hoodja descriptive of the
Englishman travelling iu France, without under
standing the 'language :.
Chaises stand for chairs,
They christen letters Billies;
They call their mothers mares,
And all their daughters fillies
A merchant in a northern city, lately put an ad
vertisement in a paper, headed " Boy wanted."
Next morning, he found a bandbox on his door
step, with this inscription u How will this one an
swer?" - '
: last iuesday evemug a lecture in the People's Course