The Central Texian. (Anderson, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, August 29, 1856 Page: 1 of 4
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ANDERSON, GRIMES COUNTY, TEXAS, AUGUST 29, 1856.
Going Out and Coming In.
In that home were joy and sorrow.
Where an infant first drew breath,
While an aged sire was drawing
Near unto the pate of death. .
His feeble pulse was failing,
And his eye was growing dim;
He was standing on the threshhold _
When they brought the babe to him.
While to murmur forth a blessing
On the little one he tried,
In his trembling arms he raised it,
Pressed it to his lips, and died.
An awful darkness resteth
On the path they both begin.
Who thus meet upon the threshhold,
Going oat, and coming in.
Coming*ui unto the darkness,
Goiug out unto the light,
Although the shadow deepened
In the moment of eclipse,
When he passed through the dread portal,
With the blessing on his lips.
And to him who bravely conquers
As he conquered in the strife,
Life is but the way of dying—
Death is but the gate of life;
Tet awful darkness resteth
On the path we all begin,
Where we meet upon the threshhold
Going out, and coming in,
The first person who conceived the idea
of giving his countrymen the whole Bible
in the English tongne, was the illustrious
reformer, John Wickliffe. With the
assistance of the ñpest scholars among his
followers, he completed a translation of the
old and new Testament in the year 1384.
This version was not made from the original
Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, of which no
copies at that time existed in Western Eu-
rope, but from the Latin Vulgate, the
celebrated translation make by Jerome in
the fourth century ol the Christian era. For
a period of a hundred and thirty years
Wick Iiffe's translation was the only one iu
the English language.
The character of this version furnished,
for all time, the type and pattern of the
English Bible. Its homely and childlike
phraseology became consecrated in the
English mind as the appropriate medium of
inspiration. The subsequeut versions which
have favor with the common people, have
been the offshoots of this parent stock.
The next attempt at English translation
was the version of the New Testament by
William Tvndale, completed in 1525, and
translated directly from the original Greek.
Several years after the publication of
Tfadale'* New Testmeiit. s new version,
of the whole Bible was made by Miles
Coverdale. This was followed by Tavern-
er's Bible, which was a little more than a
revision of Tyndale. In 1540 a reprint of
Tyndale's whole Bible was published by
Archbishop Cramner. The Geneva Bible
was the wcrk of the English exiles who
had taken refuge in Switzerland from the
religious persecutions in their own country.
The English Church of Geneva numbered
several hundred members, including many
distinguished scholars and preachers. The
spirit of the age which had already given
birth to several versions and reversions of
the English Bible, demanded the perfecting
of the great work. It is not unlikely that
the first suggestion of the new translation
came from Calvin himself.
The New Testament was first translated,
and was published in 1557. An original
introduction to it was written by Calvin.
The New Testament was no sooner com-
pleted than the attention of the translater
was directed to the Hebrew Scriptures. In
1660 the first edition of the complete
Geneva version appeared in England. The
division of the text into verses was intro-
duced for the first time into the
Bible by the Geneva Translators.
The Bishop's Bible, published in 1568,
was an attempt to supersede the Geneva
version bygone emanating directly from the
established Church. This version passed
through twenty-nine editions, most of them
for public service, during the reign of
Elizabeth, but it^ ííe^er became a favorite.
•The last edition appeared in 1608, and three
years after it was superseded as the Bible of
churches by the common version. The
Douay Bible was translated by several
English Catholics, who had once been con-
nected with the University of Oxford, but
who, on the accession of Elizabeth to the
English throne, had fled to the Continent
and found refuge in the Romish Seminaries
of Douay and Rheims. The new Testa-
ment in this version was published in 1683,
and the old Testament in 1610. It was
made from the Latin Vulgate iñ preference
to the Greek and Hebrew Sbriptures.
For many years ^before the death of
Elizabeth, the question of a revised transla-
tion of the Scriptures had been frequently
agitated. Upon the accession of James,
he soon completed the requisite arrange-
ments. Before the close of July, 1604,
fifty-four scholars had been selected as
translators, and divided into six companies,
two of which were to meet at Westminis-
ter, and two at each of the universities.
Ample provision was made from the royal
treasury for the maintainance and remunera-
tion of the translators. Explicit directions
were given as to the manner in which they
should execute their task. After great care
in its preparation the version was published
in 1614, with a dedication to the King," ii_
which flattery was carried to its sulminating
point." The work was not immediately
received with the unanimity for which
James had hoped. Attempts were made to
supersede it by a new translation in 1652,
and in 1656, but the political changes which
soon intervened frustrated the purpose, and
King James' version came into universal
Great Loss of Life and Property.
We glean the following particulars of
the late storm from the Civilian Extra, of
the 20th instant:
The steamer Perseverance brings dis-
astrous news ürom the Gulf and along the
The storm extended from the Sabine to
the mouth cf the Mississippi, and up that
river to Vicksburg.
The greatest amount of calamity seems
to have fallen on Last Island, a watering
place on the Louisiana coast. This island
is about thirty miles in length, scarcely a
mile wide in any part, and but slightly
elevated from the sea. It is of a horse-shoe
form, the convex side facing the Gulf. The
rear portion of the island is cut up into
numerous bayous or bays, connecting with
a shallow lake which connects with the
Gulf at each end of, the island. Where
the priuciple hotel stood, and the numerous
cottages erected in its vicinity for the con-
venience of the summer visitors, the island,
from the Gulf side to the back bay, is but a
few hundred yards wide.
The wind being from the southward and
eastward, suddenly swept the waters of the
Gulf around the end of the island, rapidly
filling up the back bays and lakes in the
rear. So sudden was the rise, that for some
time the waters from the rear rose at the
rate of a foot a minute. While the waters
in the rear were rising with such fearful
rapidity, the waves from the Gulf side of
the narrow strip of land were making fear-
ful breaches over the ridge, and thus, before
tbe unfortunate residents had time to pre-
pare for escape, if even that were possible,
or to contemplate their perilous position,
they were hemmed in between the rush of
waters in front and in rear. Many sought
safety in the hotel and other buildings ad-
jacent, those buildings being considerably
elevated. This, however, furnished them
with but a temporary asylum, as the
houses were soon washed away, burying all
those who sought shelter in them in one
Many were drowned from being stunned
by scattered fragments of the buildings,
which had becfu blown asunder by the"síorm;
manv others were chrushed by floating
timbers and logs.
The following is a list of those who were
J. C. Batey, lady, four children and two
servants; A. M. Foley, lady and two ser-
vants ; Adrien Frere, lady and son;
Gabriel Grevemberg, Gaspard Ratier, Thos.
Mille, lady and three servants ; Homer
Millie, lady and child ; Michel Schelatre,
lady, seven children aud six servants ; John
Muggah, wife, two children and five
servants; James Muggah and son, John
Barlaffey, Mrs. B. A. Prewitt and two
servants; Ida Magill, Augustus Magill,
Mrs. Crozier and three servants, Mr. Bordis
and servant, H. Landry and three servants,
Michel Landry, Joseph Dugas, Ulysse
Simoneau, Joe, (waiter,) servant of Mr.
Trousdale, C. A. Barilleau, child and servant
of W. W. Pugh, Jean Avet, W. Rochelle,
Achille Hebert, wife, child and servant, of
Bayou Goula ; Mrs. T. Landry, two child-
ren and four servants; S. H. Prewit, Jr;
Mrs D. Bentrop, daughter and servant;
Mr. Turner, lady and servant; Mr. Reed,
wife, child and two servants; Mrs. Flash
and child; sister of Mr. Flash and child;
Mr. Thomas Maskell, three children and
one servant; Mr. Midnight; two servants
of Mr. Ellis; Mr. Case, P. Robinet, Simon
Gumble, Levi Leon, Mrs. Elio Hebert, Mrs
Emeline Babin, Mrs. Homer Hebert, Mrs.
Steward, Miss. Fisher, Col. Fisher, Mr.
Tompson, lady and three servants; Mr.
McDonald; servant of William Bisland,
servant of Joshua Baker, Mr. Royster and
lady, a negro man of Cheyney Johnson ;
Lewis, (steward ;) Jane, (chambermaid ;)
servant of Mrs. Develin, servant of Mr.
Meade ; child of J. Etie and servant, servant
of D. Beraud, servant of Jonas Marsh;
Mrs. Geraud and child; servant of Dr.
Hawkins, servant of Mrs. Harris, Mrs.
Roumage and servant, Mrs. Voisin and
daughter, Mrs. M. Babin, Mrs Elci Babin,
Mrs. Boudreaux, Mrs. Bell, John Schneider,
F. Fitzpatrick, servant of G. A. Briant,
two children of Mr. Boutition, Tom, (free
negro,) Harriet, (slave of D. Muggah,) two
children of Mr. Hudgins.
It appears that the New Orleans families
who had been stopping on the island this
summer, all left a few days before the
disaster. The only persons from this city
were a Mr. Stewart, a young man about
twenty-two years of age, and Mr. J. J.
Avet," a merchant, both of whom are
One hundred and sixteen persons are
believed to have perished on the island.
About as many more survived.
The storm raged with great severity
along the whole coast. At Thibodeaux the
Lafourche rose five feet. The crops are
The schooner G. II. Montague, Captain
Butler, from Havana, bound to New
Orleans, was blown ashore on Saturday
night, near the telegraph station at feouth-
A British schooner from Belize was
blown ashore at the same time and com'
pletely wrecked. The captain, crew and
passengers escaped on a raft.
The Light-house on the South-West
Pass was careened by the force of the
The steamboat Ceres was blown ashore,
high and dry, at Point La Hache, on Mon-
The storm was felt very severely in the
neighborhood of Bayon Sara, damaging the
sugar, cotton and corn crops.
Loss OF STEAMER NAUTILUS AND ALL ON
Board.—The steamship Nautilus, Captain
Tompson, from Brazos Santiago, touched
at Galveston, and left on Friday, 8th inst.,
at 5 o'clock, P. M., with the U. S. mails,
30 passengers, $30,000 in specie, 100
horses, and 70 head of cattle.
She must have encountered the storm the
same night, as the tide arose to an unusual
height on Galveston Bar, although there was
no wind. No tidings of the Nautilus having
been received at New Orleans up to the
time-of the departure of the Perseverance,
it was set down as pretty certain that she
had been lost. The Perseverance, on her
voyage to Galveston, explored the coast
from the mouth of the Mississippi to Last
Islaud and found ample testimony to confirm
the worst fears entertained of the fate of the
The shores were strewn with the bodies of
dead cattle and horses, and many vestiges of
the wreck were picked up. The boat being
painted lead color—different from others on
the coast—the pieces found were readily and
Doors and other parts of the cabin, ^nd
stauncheons, used for supporting the main
deck, were among the vestiges found.
The following were among the persons
on board the Nautilus, and who were
Capt. Tompson and his son, a lad 12 or
14 years of age.
John and Henry Ker, brothers, being the
1st aud Id Pnrsers of the steamer.
Fergus Johnson, 1st Engineer.
Capt. Mure, of New Orleans Supervis-
ing Inspector of Steamers.
Capt. McGovern, of Galveston, formerly
of New Orleans.
Thomas A. Maloney, of Galveston.
Rev. Jerome Twitchell, of Houston.
Rev. Mr. Vedre, of St. Mary's college,
Andrew Marsh, Inspector of Boilers, N.
Thos. McNeal, Mobile-
Judge James Scott, Anderson, Grimes
Dossatt, a student of St. Mary's College,
AdoJphe Half, of Liberty, Liberty county,
Texas. y /f
James P. Eiíís, TFa&ÍJtijgtou couutj,
S. A. Ingram, La Grange.
R. Graves, Wheelock.
Miss. H. Gay, Wheelock,
R. P. Deaver, North Carolinia.
Misajah Thomas and lady, Houston.
H. G. Bullock, Fayette county Texas.
C. H. Short, N. Orleans.
S. Newman, Marshall, Alabama.
J. M Adams, do. do.
W. A. Kirwin, Freestone county, Texas.
Removal of Consul Ward.—Aug. 13.— tioa. Soon afte: his arrival in Philadelphia
AmosB Corvvin, of Ohio, was nominated he became a citizen of the United States
as U. S Consul at Panama, vice colonel and ever evinced for our institutions a warm
Watd, of Texas, who has been removed, j attachment. He loaned large sums of
N<*w York Markets.—New York, Aug. money to the Government, and"aided very
13 -^-Cotton firm, with sales of 800 bales, materially in keeping up the commercial
Thé Steamer's news had no effect upon the and financial conditions of the country.—
market. j In his habits he was simple and regular,
Elections.—Arkansas.—Conway, demo- 'avoiding anything like strong drink or un-
cratj carries Arkansas by from three to five ! necessary excitement, and made the iove of
thousand majority. Warren and Green- labor his highest ambition.
I,.-democrats, are probably elected to
rorth Carolina Election.—Returns from
fiftu. counties show a democratic gain of
5,000. The democrats gain twenty mem-
? of the Legislature.
xóüH'ElectioñT^KTSi. L'5uis dispatch
Returns make it certain that Polk and
the eutire Democratic State ticket is
Benton has not received 20,000 votes.
Phélps is elected to Congress. Polk's
majority in 74 counties is 3,000 ; 54 coun-
ties returned 34 Democrats, 22 Bentonites,
27 Americans and 7 whigs to the Legisla-
ture, 2 Americans and 4 Democrats, besides
Blair, to Congress.
Iowa Election.—The Republican majori-
ty in Iowa is 6,000.
Central America.—In the absence of
" Ei Nicaragüense," the official paper of
President Walker, we have no reliable news
from the seat of Government, though report
states that ex-President Rivas had actually
taken up arms against Walker, and is in
possession of Leon, with six hundred men.
No mail had been received from Costa Rica
for the last six weeks. There was a rumor
afloat at Aspinwall to the effect that, two
thousand Costa Ricans and their allies
were in possession of San Juan del Sur, at
A British fleet had recently arrived at
San Juan, consisting of six ships, mounting
in all one hundred and eighty-one guns,
under command of Admiral Ersliine, and
the gun boats Tictor, Pioneer, aud Intrepid,
each with six guns. Eight others are said
to be expected soon. The object of their
visit is uukuown.
California.—David S. Terry, one of the
Justices of the Supreme Court, is yet in
confinement in the rooms of the Committee
of Vigi ance.
S. A Hopkins, the man wounded by
Judge Terry, had been recovering, but was
attacked with a dangerous disease, and for
several days his life was despaired of; but
he is now convelescing.
In the winter of 1830 while crossing the
street, he was 'brown down by a vehicle,
and received severe injury from which he
never ««¡covered. In December, 1831, he
was attacked by influenza, which soon
prostrated him, and resulted in pneumonia,
on the 26th of December at four o'clock in
the afternoon, he ceased to exist aud thus
passed from the stage of life one of the
most active, and benevolent citizens Philadel-
phia ever had.
Mr. Girard was worth $7,000,000, nearly
all of which was given to benevolent pur-
New York, August 11 —The royal mail
steamship Canada, from Liverpool, on the
afternoon of the 2d instant, has arrived at
Halifax, en route for Boston.
The Baltic arrived out at Liverpool on the
Commercial.—Cotton.—The market is
firm and shows an advance of 1-16d. over
our last quotations. The sales of the week
amounted to 68,000 bales, of which specu-
lators took 10,000 ani exporters took 9,500
The advance is mostly on lower qualities.
Orleans Fair, 7d.; Orleans Middling,
9 5-16; Uplands Fair, 6fd. ; Uplands
Middling, 1 3-16d. Estimated sales of
Saturday, (20th,) 12,000 bales, the market
General News.—The Spanish Minister
at Paris resigned, on hearing of the coup
d'etat, but the Queen refused to accept his
The royalists have succeeded in quelling
the insurrection, and everything is qniet,
except at Saragossa.
The Austrians are making preparations
to cross the river Po at four points.
Congressional.—Washington, Aug. 12.—
The Senate passed the Legislative and Navy
Also, tabled the Pacific Railroad bill, by a
vote of 25 to 23.
The House refused to table the Pacific
Railroad bill, by the casting vote of the
The Land Committee reported a Telegraph
Washington, August 14.—In the Senate,
to-day, Mr. Douglas presented an elaborate
report f/om the . Territorial Committee,
against the bill of the House of Representa-
tives, proposing to recognize the Topeka
claimants of authority and to restore the
The Pacific Railroad Bill.—Washington,
August 14-—The¡.Pacific Railroad bill will
most probably be' abandoned for this ses-
Southern Americans for Buchanan.—
The Southern Americans who 'are here
generally give up Fillmore for Buchanan.
Proposed Withdrawal of Fillmore.—
The Northern Fillmoreites in Congress
held a caucus on the 14th instant to con-
sider the advisability of withdrawing Fill-
more. They are to hold another on the
The Kansas Treason Prosecutions.—
The President had not, up to the 14th
instant, announced the discontinuance of
the Kansas treason prosecutions, although
the Cabinet had agreed on it.
Staphan G-ir* rd
Stephen Girard was of French decent,
who eaily in life, sought the seas for a
livelihood. He was the oldest of five child-
ren, and was born in Bordeaux on the 21st
of May, 1750. His childhood was an un-
pleasant one, arising from the fact that he
lost his mother at an early age, and
his fathei married again—this impelled
him to leave his home, and at the age of
fourteen years he became a saiior, and made
frequent voyages to the French West India
possessions. During these voyages he
gained all the nautical information he could,
and was soon promoted to the lieutenancy
of his vessel. At the age of 24 he was
commander, and from this time he turned
his attention to the prosecution of com-
mercial matters in connection with the
pursuits of the sea. Starting with goods to
the amount of §3,000 purchased partly on
his own account and partly on that of his
lather, he sailed from his home, and in the
month of July, 1774, arrived in tbe port of
New York, having sold his cargo to great
advantage at Port au Prince. During the
three years that followed he employed his
timeiu trading between New York, New
Orleans and Port au Prince, and wh'-le part
owner and commander of a vessel, in the
month of May, 1777, he entered the waters
of the Delaware and arrived at Philadelphia.
Here he abandoued the profession of a sailor
and become a merchant. He was shortly
after married to a Philadelphia lady, but the
union was not a pleasant one. She became
insane, and was finally carried to the
Hospital where she died in 1815, after hav-
ing given birth to a child that died some
From this time forward the West India
trade engrossed the attention of Mr. Girard,
and from it realized large profits. He began
to accumulate a large fortune very rapidly,
and with his means constructed several
very large vessels, which he sent to nearly
all the ports of the world. In the year
1793 the yellow fever prevailed very dis-
astrously at Philadelphia. But few could
be found to extend a helping hand—among
these few was Mr. Girard He nursed the
sick and scattered his money to alleviate
their sufferings, and for sixty days he had
charge of the hospital. His kind and
beneficient efforts at this period, called forth
the warmest thanks of the stricken and al-
most forsanen city. Subsequently when
the feter again broke out again he was
found at his post—auain ministering to the
sick—again contributing liberally to those
who were in need.
I have heard it remarked that he procured
most of his wealth from the insurrection
and massacre in St. Domingo, in 1793, a
large number of valuables having been
placed on board of his vessel which were
never claimed and consequently never called
for. This is denied by those who pretend
to know ; oil the contrary they asseit that
he was a loser not a gainer by the insurrec-
Passing from one step to another Mr.
Girard at length became a banker of this
city, lie was subsequently elected to
represent his fellow citizens in the Council
of Philadelphia, and to their entire satisfac-
Terra del Fuego.
An officer in the United States Navv, in
a letter, gives the following discription of
that almost unknown people, the inhabitants
of Terra del Fuego, the Island continent at
the Southern extremity of South America:
The Terra del Fuegos, so called from the
country they inhabit, (which in turn deriv-
ed its name from the number of fires seen
along the shore by the first navigators,
made their appearance while we were at
anchor at Borja Bay. Shortly after we had
reached this place a small singular looking
i anoe was seen to leave the shore and make
its way towards our ship, and in a few min-
utes we were visited by two of the Indians
with their numerous wives, children and
dogs. Upon coming on, beggars I meet
with. There was nothing they saw for
which thej' did rot ask; they begged for
themselves, and if unsuccessful in their ap-
plication, for their wives and children.—
Their usual demand is for tobacco and bis-
cuit, and, endeavoring to purchase some of
their weapons as curiosities, we found that
the former article was the most prized ; and
next in value were the bright buttons oh
our uniforms, (and probably they gratulated
themselves on finding people simpe enough
to give away such splendid ornaments,) and
then biscuit, old clothes and empty bottles.
The Indians are by far the most degraded
and miserable of all the aboriginal inhabi
tants of South America. They are low in
stature and ol a coppar color; their cloth-
ing, cnneistuig of a sealskin, u-nvn witV) tbe_
hair outwards and tied around their person
by means of sinews, is of the very scantiest
discription ; their food is revolting. They
live chiefly upon museles and limpets, and,
whenever they can procure them, eagerly
devour seals, sea otters, porpoises and
whale's flesh, preparing none by fire, but
eating as they cut it from the prey. In
their voracity they bear a greater resem-
blance to some wild animals than to human
beings. Their arms seem to consist solely
of bows and arrows and spears, pointed
sometimes with glass and sometimes with
bone; of these they willingly dispose in
exchange for their favorite weed. The most
noticeable things about them are their bas-
kets and their canoes, both of which mani-
fest some labor and ingeuuity in construc-
tion. The former are formed of bark or
platted grass; the latter are of bark, and
put together without a particle of metal.
I he sides and bottoms are sewed together
by means of sinews; small bars of wood
are placed athwartships to preserve the
shape, and the seatns are caulked with some
gummy preparation. They are small aud
light, so as to be easily paddled about by
two women. But th^ir skill in making the
canoes may be compared to the instinct of
animals, for it is not improved by experi-
ence. We know from Drake that this is
their most ingenious work, has remained
the same for the last two hundred and fifty
The faces of the men generally seem de-
void of any intellectual expression, and, as
they belong to the nil admirari school,
they express astonishment at nothing. The
women are better looking, and did not hesi-
tate to exhibit their surprise or amusement.
1 shall never forget the wonder of one of
them at first seeing a looking glass. She
first looked at herself, then laughed and
sought behind for the reflection; then look-
ing again and laying it down on the deck,
endeavored to seize the image. The hair
of both sexes is worn long, and is almost as
coarse as the mane of a horse; the men
have no beards. Capt. Cook has compared
their language to the sound made by a m«n
clearing his throat; but, says Mr. Darwin,
"certainly no European ever cleared his
throat with so many hoarse, guttural and
clicking sounds." One word is made to
assume a great many different significations;
the same one, for instance, meaning the
Deity, the sun, a ship, a child, a dog and
an amulet, or charm, generally consisting
of a bit of glass suspended from the neck.
Notwithstanding this singular paucity of
sounds in their language, they very readily
catch the pronunciation of words, and re-
peat with perfect correctness any sentence
uttered in their hearing, although they
cannot attach any meaning to the words.
Of their domestic arrangements we could
learn but very little. Previously we had
found along the shores their wigwams, or
rather harbors, consisting of broken branch-
es of trees stuck in the ground and covered
with leaves and grass. In these miserable
huts, around a small fire built in the mid-
dle, they sleep, coiled upon the wet ground
like animals. All their property they seem
to carry about with their canoes. Every
man has at least two wives, soiiie of them
more; probably each as many as he requires
to take care of him, to paddle bis canoe
and collect his food, for ihe whole labor
devolves upon the female portion of the
community. We were informed that these
savages are never, cannibals-unless when
driven to it by absolute starvation, and then
they only eat their old women. Upon hav-
ing been asked on one occasion why they
did not kill and eat their dogs, of which
animals they have great numbers, in pre-
ference to their own people, one of them is
said to have given the answer, that dogs-
were useful in catching otters, but the old
women were good for nothing.
Our visitors remained with us a long
time, begged for every thing they saw. Tbe
sailors crowded around them, and gave to
them, with Jack's usual liberality, tobacco
and old clothes. Of the former they are
extravagantly fond. Indeed, in their anxie-
ty to make the most of the fragrant weed
they do not emit the smoke at all, retain-^
ing it in their mouths and endeavoring to>
swallow the whole, so as apparently to re-
duce themselves to the very verge of suffo-
cation. When presented with the clothes
neither men or women hestated long to
divest themselves entirely of their already
scanty covering to assume the dress given
them. They were elated with any acquisi-
tion of the kind, and no dandy, however
faultlessly arrayed, ever seemed more per-
fectly satisfied with his appearance than
did these women when dressed up in cast-
oft flannel coats and trousers. The next
day they would re-appear in their seal skins,
and their new habiliments vanished, we
never knew whither.
Among our servants were £ few mulatto
boys, who seemed to attract more of the
attention of the Terra del Fuegans than
anything else. Apparently they could not
understand why their hair should curl up
so tightly, while their own was long and
straight. They laughed heartily at the first
of our boys' whom they saw, and Tom
laughed as well as them, probably thinking,
although he did not express it, urira bien
qui, rira del dernierOne of our men,
who was unable to walk on account of hav-
ing cut his foot, next attracted the attention
of one of the visitors, who signified his
ability to cure him, and by signs, asked for
a pipe of tobacco. When furnished with
these he commenced smoking, at the same
time uttering low grunts; then leaning over
the foot, he blew a little smoke upon it,
and suddenly raising his hands and blew a
large cloud upwards. This was repeated .
several times, but owing perhaps, to the
tittle faittr reposed by the patient in this
mode of practice, altogether without suc-
Little acts of kindness, gentle words, lov-
ing smiles—they strew the path of life with
flowers, they make the sunshiue brighter,
and the green earth to look more fresh and
beautiful; and He who bade us " love one
another," looks with favor upon the gentle
aud kind and he pronounced the meek
Women however lovely they may be in
person, rarely excite true admiration if they
are ignorant of the art of conversing well.
"Among other blessings,'* said Mr. Fiank<
liu, "a man should thank God for his vanity,
because it makes him feel happy."
The deepest waters are the most silent;
empty vessels make thegreatest sound, ¡""I
tinkling cymbals the worst music, speaks,
they who think least commonly most
A Sailor was called upon the stand as a
witness. 'Well, sir,' said the lawyer, 'do
you know the plaintiff and defendant?' «I
don't know the drift o: them words,' an-
swered the sailor. «What? pot know the
meaning of plaintiff and defendant?' contin-
ued the lawyer, 'you are a pretty fellow to
come here as a witness. «Can you tell me
where on board the ship it was this man
struck the other one?' 'Abaft the binnacle,'
said the saiior. 'Abaft the biunacle!' said
the lawyer, 'what do you mean by that?'
•You are a pretty fellow,' responded the
sailor, 'to come here as a lawyer, and don't
know what abaft the binnacle means.'
New XJse for Potatoe Vines.—P. A. Stro-
bell of the Americas Female Institute, sends
the Georgia Telegraph the following:
"It may be known to all your readers
that the sweet potato vine may be saved
during the winter and used the following
spriug, in propagating a new crop. I have
tried the experiment during this year, to my
entire satisfaction, and therefore, feel it my
duty to commuiiicate the result for the ben-
efit of the people. In the fall, any time be-
lore the frost, the vines to be cut any con-
venient length and placed in layers, on the
surface of the earth, to the depth of twelve
or eighteen inches—cover the vines while
damp, with partially rotten straw (either,
pine or wheat will answer) to the debth of
six inches, deep. In this way the vines
will keep through the winter, and in the
spring they will put out sprouts as abun-
dantly as the potatoe itself when beded.
The draws or sprouts can be planted first,
and the vine itself can be subsequently out
and used as we generaly plant. This expe-
riment is worth tie consideration of fanners,
as it will save a great many seed potatoes,
(particularly on large plantations) which
can be used for feeding. Let every farmer,
however, make the experiment for himself
and be governed by the result."
There are 55,000 Sabbath school scholars
in the city oí New York, and 6,000 teachers.
And yet there are 40,000 children of Pro-
testant parents who never enter the doors
of a Sunday school, and perhaps 18,000 or
19,000 Roman Catholics. Work enough
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Rennolds, WM. B. The Central Texian. (Anderson, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, August 29, 1856, newspaper, August 29, 1856; Anderson, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth181114/m1/1/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.