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BEL.TON, BELL COUNTY, TEXAS, AUGUST 28,1858.
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IISGILLAHBOUS SELECTIONS.
Intellect In Baga.
was a bleak wi ntry day. Hea-
■ Bnow-drifts lay piled up in the
treets of New York, and the whole
jpearancc of the city was cold and
lamal.
Seated upon the steps of one of
to veixl from. Won't you tell me
your name?"
"Jimmie," he replied.
"I will not forget you. Jimmio,
you toXist always remember Mari n
Hayes," was the little girl's fare-
well.
L^Ulse Gardner and Marian Hayes
were playmates end friends Tlfeir
dwellings joined, aud almost every
hour ol the day they were together,
i
be large dwellings on Fifth Avenue,
%as a boy apparently thirteen years fy tj,e} attended the same school
pf ago. He wae literally clothed in Thes<\two children were very differ-
rags, and his hands woie blue, and ¡ entlj^ clispositioncd, and very differ-
bis teeth chattered with cold. Ly- c¿t|y brought up, Louise was very
upon his knees was a newspa- pn)Ud and haughty. Poverty in he*
1 he had picked up in the streets, was a disgrace and a crime,
' he was trying to read the words an(j alio thought nothing too severe
n it. He had been occupied thus f()l- the poor tu suffer. These views
apjne time, jrhen two little girls. sho^iS1.-cJ iVon.iher iq/.tlie*-1 .MfS*.
in Milks and furs, cume towards ,Gardner moved in one exclusive eir-
The eldest was about twelve cle—the ban ton of New York,
trs old, and so beautiful that the Without its precincts she never ven
boy raised his eyes aud fixed
tured, for all others were beneath
her. Louise, taught to mingle with
no children excepting those of her
mother's friends—was growing up
believing herself oven better than
they.
The teaching that Marian Hayes
received was totally different from
this. Mrs. Hayes was acknowledge
upon her in undisguised admi-
xtión. The child of wealth stopped
ifore him and turning to her com-
inion, exclaimed—
"Marian, just see this fellow on
py steps! . Boy what are you doing
Bre?" •
,?I am trying to learn to road upon
[lis littlo * bit of paper," answered !by Mrs. Gardner as one of her
lie boy. ! particular friends; yet, although
The girl 'laughed derisively and ! she moved among that circle, she was
| far from being one of them. Her
"Well, truly! I have heard of doctrine was the text her little girl
utellect in rags, Marian, and here
is personified."
Marian's soft eyes filled with tears,
Is she replied:
"Oh, Louise, do not talk so, you
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: know what Miss Fannie teaches in
ichool, "The rich and the poor meet
gether, and the Lord is the Maker
them all."
Louise laughed again, and said
the boy:
"Get up from here, you shall not
it on my stops, you aro too ragged
nd dirty."
The boy arose, nnd a blush crim-
oned his face. He was walking
'• Isfcway when Marian called to him
Wi\nd said:
jf|E "Don't go little boy, you are so
'Scold, come to my house and get
,5warm. Oh do come, «lie continued,
" las he hesitated; and ho followed her
! linto a large kitchen where a bright
'blazing fire was shedding its genial
' warmth around.
"Well, Miss Marian, who are you
' ' bringing here now?" asked the ser-
™ vant woman.
| "A poor boy who is almost perish-
-ed; you will permit me, will you not
•' Rachael?"
"Oh, he shall warm; sit here, 1 it-
' tie boy," and Rachael pushed a
chair in front of the fire; she then
gave him a piece of bread and
meat.
Marian watched these arrange-
ments and then glided from the
room. When she returned she had
a primer containing the first rudi-
ments of spelling and reading. Go-
ing to the boy she said:
"Little boy, here is a book that
you can read from better than a
piece of paper. Do you know your
letters?"
"Sodio of them, but not all. I
never had nobody to teach mo. I
just learned myself; but oh, I want
to read bo bad."
Marian sat down beside him and
fbegan teaching him his letters. She
-was so busily occupied in this work
that she did not see her mother en-
ter the room, nor hear Rachael ex-
plain about the boy; and Blie knew
not that her mother stood some time
i>ehind them, listening to her noble
jchild teaching the beggar boy his
letters.
There were but few that he had
,not already learned himself, and it
was not long before Marian had the
satisfaction of hearing him repeat
the alphabet.
When he rose to go, he thanked Ra-
phael for her kindness, and offered
Marian her book.
had used. "The rich and the poor
meet together, and the Lord is the
Maker of them all." This she taught
Marian, there was no distinction as
to wealth and position—that the
distinction was in worth alone. She
taught her to reverence age, and to
pity the poor and destitute; and that
"pleasant words were as sweet as
honey-comb, sweet to the soul," a
little kindness was better than mo-
ney. Marian learned the lesson well,
and was ever ready to dispense
hor gentle words to all, whether they
were' wealthy and influential, or
ragged and indigent as the boy she
had that cold morning befriended.
A gay and brilliant throng were
assembled in the city of Washing-
ton. Congress was in session, and
the hotels were crowded with stran-
gers. It was an evening party.—
The brilliantly lighted rooms were
tilled «vitli youth and beauty.
Standing near one of the doors
were two young ladies, busily en-
gaged conversing together. The
elder uf the two suddenly exclaim-
ed—
"0, Marian, have you seen Mr.
Hamilton, the now member from
W?"
"No, but 1 have heard a great
! deal about him."
"O, Í want to see him so badly—
Mrs. Ü: is going to introduce him
to us. I wish she would make
haste, I have no patience."
"Don't speak so, Louise, I wish
you would not be so trifling," said
Maria'Au".
A singular smile played around
ihe mouth of a tall, handsome gen-
tleman who was standing near the
girls; and as he passed them, he
scanncd botó of them very closely.
In a short time Mrs. N came
up with Mr. Hamilton, the new mem-
ber, and presented him to Miss
Gardner and Miss Hays. As they
were conversing together, Mr.
Hamilton said:
"Ladies we have met before."
But Louise and Marian declared
their ignorance of the fact.
"It has been long years ago, yet
I have not forgotten it, nor a sen-
tence uttered during that meeting,
I will quote one that may recall it
to your memory—"The rich and
the poor meet together, aud the
Lord is the maker of them all."
The rich blood tinged the cheeks
of Marian, but Louise, still declared
herself ignorant as before. Mr. H.
glanced for a moment at Marian,
then turning to Louise, he said:
upon the steps of a stately dwel-
ling ou Fifth Jfrenue, New York,
and was there busily exgaged try-
ing to read from a bit of paper, his
attention was attracted by two lit-
tle girl , i«?hly dressed. The eldest
of the two particularly attracted
him, for shd was as beautiful as an
angel; but as they «ame near to
him, she lifted up he hand, and
exclaimed:
*'Bojr, what are you doing here?"
"The. boy answered that ho was
trying to read. The child of afflu-
ence derided him, aud Baid that she
had heard of intellect in rags, and
he was tho very personification of
it. Her companion's answer was
that 'the rich, and the poor shall
¿«setter,' ind tho Lord in the
maker of them all.' The older girl
drove the boy away from the steps,
but the younger one took him into
her dwelling and warmed and fed
him there. Wi.en they parted the
little gill said, 'you must not forget
Marian Hayes.' And Miss Hayes,
he never lias forgotten her. That
ragged, dirty boy is now before you
ladies, as Mr. Hamilton, the mem-
ber of Congress; and allow me Miss
Gardner, to tender my ihankB to you
for the kind treatmcut of that boy."
Overwhelmed with confusion,
Louise knew not what to say or do.
In pity for her, Mr. Hamilton rose,
and turning to Marian, said:
"I will see you again, Miss
Hayes," and he left them.
Louise would not stay in the city,
where she daily met with Mr. H.
and in a few days returned to N. Y.
leaving Marian, with the conscious-
ness of having done nothing to be
ashamed of, and enjoying the socie-
ty of distinguished Congressmen.
Marian and Mr. H. were walking
together one evening, when the lat-
ter drew from his bosom an old and
well-worn primer, and handed it to
Marian.
"From this," he said, "tho man
who is so distinguished here, first
learned to read. Do you recognize
the book?"
Marian trembled, and did not
raise her eyes, when she saw the
well remembered book. Mr. H.
took her hand aud said:
"Marian, Jimmie has never for-
gotten you. Sir.ce the day you
were so kind to him and gave him
this book, his life has had one great
aim, and that was to attain to great-
ness, and in after years to meet that
ministering angel who was the
swectner of my days of poverty.—
When I left your house with this
book, I returned to my humblé' home
ten limes happier, and went assidu-
ously to #ork to learn to read. My
mother was an invalid, and ere long
I learned well enough to read to
hor.
When my mother died, I found
good friends, and was adopted by a
gentleman in W—— As his son I
have been educated. A year ago he
died and left his property to me.—
Of all the pleasant memories of my
boyhood, the oue connected with you
is the dearest. I have kept this
primer next to my heart, and dwelt
upon the hope of again meeting the
giver. I have mot her. I see all
that my imagination pictured, and
ask if the dear hand that gave this
book cannot be mine lorevcr?"
Louiso felt deeper grief than ever
when Marian told her that she was
to become the wife of Mr. Hamilton,
the poor boy whom she once spurned
from her door, aud derisively called
"intellect in rags." But she learned
a severe.lesson, and one that soon
changed the whole current of her
life. For'a while she shuuned Mr.
Hamilton, t)Ut by persevering kind-
ness liO'inade her feel easy in his
presence, and she became the ac-
knowledged friend of the Congress-
man and his noble wife.
Years have passed since then, and
LoniBe is training up a family ro£
little ones; but she is teaching them
to despise not intellect in rags, bnt ¡
For Ike U41«.
The New York correspondent of
tho Charleston Mercury, in descant-
ing upou females and their "traps/'
thus discourseth: !'
Tho habit common with many
ladios of "drying the perspiration
Tlie SnlUa Family.
' * Smith, the razor strop man, is
ábout again. He is not ashamed
of his patronymic—he rather glories
j. in it. -In the courso of a recent
harangue in oho of our uo'ighboriug
cities. Smith administered the fol-
frcBri their faces by powvrdiflg," *•- lowing consolation to the great ism-
said to be most destructive jto the "J to which he has tho honor to
cofüüplcxion, as well aB "coolingoff,? belong:
when heated by exposure to, the sun Gentlemen, Smith is my name,
or dancing, by washing in cold wa-1 an(*
ter^ A humor by this mear\s some-1 *sh§me
times exter.ds over the face, whickiP^son this crowd owns that very
destroys its' beauty forever. The1 uncommon name. If, however,; there
flowing wash is applied as a rem-
edy for roughness from exposure,
V....VU.VU, WUU.K • -V
I ajn proud tb áay, I am not
med of it. It ra&y be that 90'
and for rigidity of muscles jn the
ftce:. "M\x two parts oj^ white
dy with one of roso, watef, and
wash the face night and moru-
ing."
The celebrated Ma lame Vestris
preserved the splendor of her com-
pletion to a very late period of he#
life, by binding up her face every
night in a kind of paste, for whicb
the following is the recipe: "The
white of four eggs boiled in rosewa-
ter, half an ounce of alum, half ai>
ounce of oil of sweet almonds; B¿at
the whole together until it assumes
the consistence of paste." f >>:v
Masks can new be obtained íq
Parris, lined with some emollient,
and intended to be worn during the
night.
Every lady is aware that the
dressing of the foot is of the great-
est importance; wo are informed
that Madame Vctri^used to haw
her white satin boots sewed on her
feet every morning in order that
they should fit perfectly tho exquis-
ite shape of her foot. Of course
they hid to be ripped off every
night, and the same pair could nev-
er bo worn but once. She is said to
have made more conquests with her
fat than with her face, beautiful as
it was.
"Ño, I don't want it," she said. ¡ "Long years ago, a littlo boy;
"I have given it to you to learn ragged and dirty, seated himself

murder Will Out.
Carroll Fike has been arrested
aud lodged in the Richmond Jail,
one day this day week, charged
with the murder of Mr. Authony
Hanks, at Walksrs Station last fall.
Mr Hanks kept a store at that
place, and was shot by some—then
—unknown assassin, while in his
store. Carroll Fike was arrested
soon after, on suspicion of being
the perpetrator of this bloody mur-
der; but upon the testimony ( of his
sister and her husband, R. Carlos an
Alibi was proven and Fike dischar-
ged. There the mattw rested until
tho coiicience of Carlos having ruso
up against him, and prompted to
tell on the former examination—that
he and wife had perjured themselves
to get Fike off. The fact of the con-
cealment of a dastard assasination
preyed upon his mind, and the un-
avenged spectre visited him in his
dreams and he denounced the inuiy
derer. Fike finding ho had ; been
disclosed upon, has, himself confess-
ed, and further-more says: that he
was prompted to corrfmit tho act by
Carlos and wife, who agreed ,to
prove Alibi for hfth.'"'Anthony'Hanks
was a nativo of South Carolina, of
bold nnd manly charactcr and fino
proportions, he was about iC year
of age at the time cf his murder-
Tins is a most mysterious tracitig
up of a deed of blood and black pur-
jury.—Houston Republic.
"HWdo yon divide drachm?" said
one typo to another.
"I would drink one-half."
• ' * —
be one Buch, let him hold up his
head, pull up his dickey, turn out
hiq toes, tako courage, and thank
bi« stars that therp are '> fevf inore
,left—of the'sam,q edit." *
Smith, goptlem^n,is au illustrjohr
name,
And stands very high in the annals
of fame j
Let White, Brown and Jones in-
"v crease as they will#
Believe mo that Smith w'iil out
number them still.
Gentlemen, I aqj pro>u4 of being
an or'giual smith,—flqtft Smith e
nor a Smith yth, but a regular, nat-
ural, original Smith, Smit^. Put
.ting a y in tho middle, olr an E at
the ond, won't do gontlemen,. We
nover heard of a great man by the
name of Sm-y-th or, Smith-e? Echo
answers "Who?" and every body
answers "Nobody." But as1 ¡,-for
Smith—plain Smith, Smith—why the
pillars of fame are coverod with that
honored and revered name.
Who were the most raoy1, witty,
and popular authors of last coun-
try? Horace and Albert Smith.
Who the moBt original, pithy, and
humorous pieacher? Rev. Sidney
Smith. ,
To go farther back, who was the
bravest and boldest soldier in Samp-
ler's army in the Revolution? A
Smith, to be snre.
Who palavered with Powhsttan,
gallanted with Pocahontas,, and be-
came tho ancestor of the first fam-
ilies in Virginia? A Smith again.
And who, I ask—and I ask the.
question seriously and soberly—
who, I say, is that man and what
is his name, who has fought the most
battles, made the most speeches,
preached the most sermons, held
tho most offices, sung the most
songs, written the most poems, cour-
ted the most women, kissed the most
girls, run away with the most wives,
(or vice versa,) and married the most
widows? History say—you say—
and every body says—Jol:n Smith.
The farm
its integrity.
that charming
charming thing,
which partnts and
and where
blase upon
type e£ .the Aaaetof
in every heart. The
been drawn together
motives of wealth,
tious desire of
for the personal
each other. The
side to the hush
is thefé, and to
therb,
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with,
, the
works
G. P. R. Jatnus, British Obneul
for Virginia, has accepted, it is st id,
the Consul-Generalship of Odessa.
It is said that the London Illustra
ted New has a circulation of 80,000
copies in this country.
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Apples grown in the interior of
to be guided by Marian's toxt—' The n ^ . Tr.. ,vt; ¿ Poney tWMco«wiB<eiwituatein tue
rich and the poor meet together, and, £ia< aro beihg shipped to New ¡ establishment of the whites as tho
Still new buildings and new buil-
dings all the time, and scarce a day
passes but wp lipar of somo new
dwelling house being erected, and
other evidence of tjbe spread of Hous-
ton. We spoke, the other day , pf
the cotton production of the Hous.
ton prairies. They are producing a
better crop of houses than anything
else, some of which grow to an enor
mous height, and are large in pro-
portion. The projectors of tho
Galveston, Houston and Henderson
load, mí ill have to give the settle-
ments a wide berth if they want to
get abound the towu, or the first
thing they know tbey will bo viola
ting the ordinance,— Telegraph.
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Santo Domingo.—Affairs in $t* Dch
mingo are just now attracting tb«
earnest attteution of t^e Administra-
tion. Sántana, who b,f«,recently been
restored to power there after the dp
feat of Baez, is a white man, and it
is understood, is anxious to send á
wfhite man as Minister to Washing;
ton, provided the United States will
recognize bis Government and otb% -
wise extend infloenee fend encour-
agement for his support. This, it is
Understood, our Government it in-
clined to do, and thus initiate a
policy ;W.bfcb wiU'eecfttuaie fri the
. ... ,
evwings together, ei
the' school-book# of ,1
newspapers and journals £
of history andíaoiénctf tftteonstant
homogeneous, influence :ge*e forth
from this circle to.. the ksNMfe that
are moulding thdfo.: fturtmtifl vig-
ilance guarde the yoeugl-against
wicked companion*, i lf tbo'iolig-
ious influences 'ttre.ieiglt 1# that
home, they will gro# up
citizen#, to bQ tlie pilltUii
wherever their lots, tmay
The sous fellow the b«sii
their fathor 4s ■ soon' áé
are available. They aré
the field, end by tho' vfcty,
home.' They forth ind^l
its, and ore prepared fqrffy
sibility.of U(&.-i-Aintrieun Í
Education. nK
v; t .-i /i'l-n fll ■i'11-' iltd
From thm NmMIi Bpjriti otth* Hotrtfc
Exultation «I
from Ibe^orsf To***
Liverpool,
My Dear
two sheets this1
called away befbre 'I1 hi
ishod; and1 now I hayé just 1
with the day, and Hed my tc
hurry to finish yotir l^ttefr' i
any one calhi.11 'There is
the wicked; attd no accomplish
without great lftboh' 1 hi
had a very hard day, and between
tho hurrahs,1 the breakffag ot
very bad horses, (oné eVásfó bo
shod,) the excitement) and tfil'per-
fect vo'ley of till manner, ques-
tions, I feel vet y much ük^ l#s«ing
back in my'chair auci taklog a'fiui-
et snooze.
Thcytried to bring sMm iKstaes
to-day to defeat': me, 1 but ttey <Wuld
not come it, and I as usual, caeae off
victorious, amid the ioed «oMl of
abo^t one hundred ,stibolpBOiiit| o
I wish you COuldvJke*
day, to see how enthnsiaflfb tbtfféo-
ple are. This toornin,
ped into the
rich and the poor meet togethcT, and,
tho Lord is the Maker of them ell." York in large quantities.
permeoesl rulers of the island.
lis morning <
schboland
hat, ihey set up Stidi a chi
clapping of handfc ttijit
thing rfog, so
was full of eloi
them with as
though I wag a k
The streets outside
crowded, and wheá l
back of a viclotlii2
man had been *ble to
years, they, too, set' up a
for the great Í
think I ata. Th^jr don'jt ¿no
I am nobody but your
that used to brea'
tie town pf.&^repo|tflli;a t m
Well,thonameof Americasotínds
well, and I think I would be
able in being,prpud of
I aliq uot of my^lt ,| ar<
to, be called thp yjc
tbe gi oat i BmglUhmeo.:
carries witb it so muci
name of Am rica, etxi.,
As ever, your friend
Flour was i
In KrióxviHe,°Teu..v—vv,
lar and a hulf a sack, or
lars a barrel, and dull sitie at
prices.
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Marschalk, Andrew, Sr. The Belton Independent. (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 17, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 28, 1858. Belton, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth180580/. Accessed July 29, 2014.