The Lone Star, and Texas Ranger. (Washington, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 14, Ed. 1, Saturday, October 22, 1853 Page: 1 of 4
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SleI of Railways.
"Dr. T.arelnt adopts some ingenious illus-
trations totfajteriamiliar the extraordinary
velocity y&jh.ich our express trains move.
. The GreaPp6111 EsPress to Exeter, Eng-
land, travi.e rate of 4s mues an Tiour,
includmgP$Pages or 51 miles an hour,
withoutulwimJ stoppages ; to attain this
jratej-afiP0:maesan icmr is adopted
ididwaybi11!501116 of tJie stations ; and,
-an ceBaiSepl"mental PJj 70 miles an
b.aur is aboat equivalent to 3o vwdspervsec-
ond, oz3oja$s between two beats of acom-
inou clock V
All objte'near tDe eJe of a passenger
traveling s thisrate. will pass by his eye in
the'thirtyfth part of a second ; and if thir-ty-fiveHJjs
erg-erected &i ioe side of the
road, kyaStasunder, theywould nofcbedis-
tingnishablon from another; if painted
xedthey wrald appear collectively as a con-
jnnousjfllof red color. If two trains with
tfeiinii$ssed each other, the relative ve-
'jqSg vmSpB 70 yards per second : and if
paEfef thefnuns were 70 yards long, it would
iaWyani. single second. Supposing the
locomoti&hicH' draws such a train to have
driving w82f seven feet in diameter, these
wnec?sw!2Tevolve five times in a second;
ihe ptstonlaoves along the cylinder ten times
jAfeonautthe valve moves and the steam
itiai in a second r Dut asdhere"
inders whicli act alternately ISere
wenty puffs or escapes of team in
j locomotive can be heard to " cough "
Sftmoraftr slowly, the conab beinc: occa-
sioliedbvKe abrupt emission of waste steam
op the chsnney ; but twenty coughs per sec-
tonScannSpe separated by the ear;,iheir in-
Pjdiialiecoming lost. Such -a 'locomo-
tive speed-is equal to nearly one-fourth that
ofann&n hail and the momentum of a
wholctra moving at such a speed, would
Deearlysquivalent to the aggregate force of
a unmberlpf cannon balls equal to one-fourth
tJeweisof the train. That a " 'smash"
Should fojlowa xt collision " is no subject for
raeTvel, ifea train moving at such speed, or
-"any thingjtlike such speed, should meet with
any obstacle to its progress.
tk IVc cairatiention to the cards of our New
Ofieans mercliants, to be foundln ourlidver-
tSing columns. The duect trade of Jeffer-
son withSNew Orleans, whose merchants reap
richiarvests from our trade, is not more than
one-fourth what it should be. All we ask is
aecJprocity of favors. As there are other
nerchants-there who, perhaps, are anxious to
a?5e IDexas custom, which we know pays
0 oeiler than that of any other State, we take
theIiberly of informing them that the Jeffer-
sonjHerald is the commercial paper of Eas-
teexaV, and that it will not subserve their
interest to'advertise alone in the Galveston
'papers. Eor example, the Galveston Jour-
nal 'contains nine columns of Now Orleans
card$ud says its New Orleans patronage is
owmg to its very general extensive circulation
throughout Texas. Now, from this county
alone-are Shipped to New Orleans over fifteen
thoupnd hales of cotton, and we venture the
asggijgLhat three copies of the Galveston
JslqpEhor any other Galveston paper, are
not UuueaMn ihiscounty ; and we are acquain-
ted vdTl with the newspaper circulation in all
tlejiaJSi er counties, and we know that
tuceston papers all combined, do not
.hade's, circulation of two hundred copies in
thssojiven counties composing the eight Ju-
Spfedes3r3 igvj. oar neV2Is prosper ;
LrSS-hjij ipifixSix.mia ms m5u&-tnri-
vestou send torth newspapers which have a
genopi circulation all over the State, where
by pspera m ldis section are aeriaudcdor ad-
vasmg,r which is properly theirs as an
lionest journalist, we arc compelled to set the
matter in its true light before the public.
AncLif New Orleans merchants wish to con-
sulttheir own interest, they will advertise in
iheKStton region of Texas, and put their
calSin the Jefferson Herald, Harshall He-
puonwn, and Glarkesville Standard papers
that do have a circulation in the best cotton
growing portions of Texas.
IfFersan is a town of fifteen hundred in-
hlKlnts, situated at the head of navigation
on Soda Lake, and only three days from New
Ojjjgans, to which city we have uninterrupted
navigation nine months in the year ; and if
52f,0kans merchants desire our custom,
thhave ample opportunities of telling us
sSJEnncb more to their advantage and inter-
eslan by advertising in papers three hun-
dpiles distant, andwhich reach here a-
tmBi en as ater PUDUcatini aid which,
affiSfSH, have no more circulation than that
f a mere exchange with cotemporary papers.
uur columns are open, and we doubt not but
that our friends of the Standard and EepuV
kggfjjfcould find room for a few more New Or-
A gentleman of New Orleans owns a Ne--
" groiamed Bill, who has had recently some
experience of freedom.
The gentleman is a very indulgent master,
and Bill got spoiled by living to easy, and his
masterTesolved to set him free. He accord-
ingly sent him to Cincinnati with a letter to a
friend there. When he arrived 3nd presen-
ted " the documents," he was informed that
he was as free as any negro in Ohio ; that his
masterSm Louisiana had become disnleaspd
-.Sain, him on account of iis conduct, and had
tgcrciure sent nim to a tree State to work his
fpessage through life " on his own hook."
The negro didn't like the arrangement very
much apparently; but as good emphrjment
Trasjcndered him, he went to work. He had
f about a hundred dollars In cash in his pocket.
Two or three weeks dissarisfied him with free
4apor, it not with freedom, in Cincinnati. He
.yjsitcd the towns on the Ohio, went to Pitts-
fcprg and Philadelphia. The further he went
toejnore he-became dissatisfied. At last he
returned tcFGincinnati, and told the gentle-
man fcTwhom he ivas originally accredited,
thai he was tired of freedom such as they had
fihere, and that nothing would afford him so
much happiness as for his old master to take
iiim back. He was in great distress for fear
he would be refused. However Bill was sent
back to Nevf Orleans, and there is now with
hiamaster; and the worst threat that can be
made to the poor devil is, that if he don't do
right-be'llbe sent off to the free 'States to
'take care of himself.
It is stated that of five hundred and forty-
three young ladies who fainted last year, more
than one half of them fell into the arms of
gentlemen... Only two had the misfortune to
fall upon thefloor.
?eatli is not, to the Christian, what it has
mtebeen called, "Paying the debt of Na-
uJ.flb1itis,not paying a debt; it is
ratner Kfee bringing a note to a bank, to ob-
tain solid gold in exchangeor it
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Mrs. Crawford says she vrrote one line
f c Kathleen Mnrnnmnon fnr thft ex-
Prej? -purpose of confoundino- the Cockney
psrs,5vho sang it thus:
-jie orn of the 'unter is 'eard hon the 'ill;'5
.Moore had laid the same trap in the
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'eart thatis'uinble might 'ope for it 'ere."
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A M1ET ffiWSPiPM
TOMB. WASHMGM TEXAS, SATURDAY. OCTOBER- 23. fe. - MDMBER-14-,
A Sister's Influence.
I was drunk once," said a young man to
us, the other day, " xind I shall never forget
it. In company with with several jovial fel-
lows, I was induced to drink pretty fieely,
and by the time I got home, I knew scarcely
where I was or what I was doing. I was
put to bed and how long I laid there I do not
know ; but when I awoke, my sister was sit-
ting beside the bed engaged in sewing The
moment her eyes fell on my face, she buist
into a flood of tears, and wept as if her heart
would break. Overwhelmed with shame for
my conduct, I then formed a lesolution that
I would never get drunk again ; I hae adhe-
red to it for some years, and I mean to keep
Tlie Queen and Mr. Dargan.
The Freeman's Journal, in noticing the
visit of her Majesty to the Crystal Palace,
at Dublin, says :
Next came the most important and inter-
esting event connected with this highly exci-
ting scene. Hitherto the greafedesigner of
this national undei taking, in which the Queen
took so deep an interest, remained. in the
back ground, among the other members of
the committee, with his characteristic modes-
ty. Her Majesty, however, in the midst of
the excitement, did not forget the Irishman
to whom the industry of his country owes so
much, and whose munificence her Majesty ou
a former occasion so gratefully acknowledged
by the offer of a distinction as gracefully de-
clined. Her Majesty specially desired the
presentation of Mr. l3argan, whereupon that
eutleman advanced to the platform, accom-
panied by Lord Granville, by whom he was
presented in the usual way. Her Majesty
received Mr. Dargan with manifest delight ;
she advanced rapidly to the edge of the plat-1
form, warmly congratulated him on the suc-
cess of his noble undertaking and expressed
her great pleasure in seeing him on the oc
casion. An mciueni ueru wucureu uumuuiuic-
"'ly after the presentation, creditable alike to
her Majcsty?s taste, and complimentary to the
object of 'the distinction. ,
It was still more remarkable as evincing
the warmth of her Majesty's heart. The
Queen stretched forth her hand, as if for the
purpose of shaking hands with Mr. Dargan ;
hnt. th:fiI3r3iiuan"s modestv not rermittin":
him to resnond to a distir;
uai- us id
was unexpected, lie nesitatcd for an instant,
when her Majesty kindly laid her hand upon
his arm, and shook it warmly. The effect of
this remarkable condescension was electrical
on all present. The immense asscinblaee
burst out into a unanimous and enthusiastic
cheer, which was repeated again and aain.
Her Majesty proceeded at a quarter to five
to visit Wm. Dargan, Esq , at his residence,
Mount Annville. Her Majesty, Prince Al-
bert, the Prince of Wales, Prince Alfred,
and the Countess of St Gcrunns enter-
ed the first carriage. His Excellency the
Lord Lieutenant, the Hon. Miss Butlcel and
the Earl Granville occupied the second car-
riage. In a barouche which accompanied the
royal carriages were the officers of the staff in
attendance on her Majesty. Hon. Col. Gor-
don, equerry in waiting, accompanied them
on hoiseback. The royal party arrhed at
the residence of Mr. Dargan at half-past five.
The cortege proceeded up the splendid aven-
ue of the princely residence at a slow pace.
The carriage having been drawn up in front
of the principal entrance, the royal party a-
lighted, and her Majesty, Prince Albert, the
Prince of Wales and Prince Alfied were re
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. Dargan. The man-
ner of Her Majesty was exceedingly gracious
and courteous, and that of Prince Albeit
most polite and cordial. Mrs. Dargan bavin"-
beenjiresented to Her Majesty and Prince
Albert, by whom she was most warmly and
graciously received, the royal party were af-
ter a time conducted through the splendid
mansion to the lofty tower adioinin?. from
which they obtained a view not to be surpass-
ed for grandeur, beauty, and variety in the
United Kingdom commanding, as it does,
views of Kingston Harbor and" the Wicklow
Mountains Ilowth, and the Bay of Dublin,
the city aud the luxuriant valley of the Liffey,
forming, when viewed from the several facades
of the tower, so many distinct pictures, each
vying with the other in beauty and perfection.
Her Mejesty and his royal highness express-
ed their warmest admiration of the scenery.
After paying a visit of more than half an
hour's duration, Her Majesty, the Prince, the
royal children and the lest of the distinsuish- I
ed party prepared to return and while the car-
riages were being brought around the Queen
and Prince Albert again entered into familiar
conversation with Mr. and Mrs Dargan, of
whom they took leave most graciously on de-
parting for the viceregal lodge. In returning,
the royal party poceeded at a.quick pace by
the route.Ieading through Kimainham to the
park, and arrived at the lodge a& shortly af-
ter seven o'clock. Thus ended the first visit
ever paid by the Queen to an untitled subject.
" Patherook'ye here !"
" Well sonny, what do you want with me
now r '
" Was Gen. Washington ever married
any body but his wife ? "
bhut up, youre a fool, whatdo you ask
that for?" J
" Why, cose this ere paper says that Great
Britain was the mother of this country, and
every body says Washington was the Father
of it he must have been married afore he
come over to have such an awful big young
Sonny blow your nose wipe your face and
go to your ma."
A promise should be given with caution
and kept with care. A promise should be
made by the heart and "remembered by the
head. A nromise is thft nfr?nnnff ne t. :
tention, and should be nurtured by recollec-
rTD' i. "" Promise an its performance should
like the scales of a true balance, always pre-
sent n. mutual adjustment, promise neg-
lected is an untruth told. A promise attend-
ed to is a debt settled.
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wsl, Sad, indeed, are the scenes occasion
ally presented in the hospitals of New Orleans
Thus the editor of the " Picayune," in a re-
cent visit to some of the asj'lums temporarily
established for the lecepteon of childien made
orphans by the ravages of the epidemic re-
u Nothing more deeply impresses one with
the extent and characterof the infliction which
has been laid upon us, than a visit to these
benevolent institutions, wherein will be found
many a gentle flower which waa lefc standing
by the ruthless scythe of the destroyer. In
these institutions will be found the infant of
a few days only, which, perhaps was ushered
iuto this world, vhile the relentless grasp of
the disease was upon its lost mother - There
too, are infants of a few months ; little con-
scious of their own desolation and loneliness.
There are children of two and three years,
.with a glimmering in comprehensive sense of
their parentlcss condition, wuo ever aim uuuu,
during the livelong day, call for their l mam-
mas.' Then there are children of larger
growth, whose sad faces and occasionally
tearlul eyes show that they comprehend all to
well their irreparable loss."
Tlse X.ast ITisli Story
We don't know who wrote the following
melancholy and heart-rending tale, but the
author is certainly a man of rare faculties:
The following thrilling account is s lid to
have been taken from the log book of a ves-
sel some time since arrived in port.
In course of the voyage, that dieadful dis-
ease, ship fever broke out among the crew.
One of the sailors, among the fifst victims,
was accompanied by his son, a lad of fourteen
years, who was strongly attached to his father,
and remained with him day aud night, and
np.ver could be nersuaded to leave his sick
father for a moment.
A large shark wasseen every day following
the veseVevidently for the purpose of de-
vouring any one wholshould die and be com-
mitted to the deep.
Aftei lingering a few days, the siiior died.
As it was the custom at sea, he ivas sowed up
in a sheet, and for the
purpose or voicing
him, an old gnudbtonc and a earpentei's axe
were put in with him. The very impressive
service of the Episcopal Churcli was then
leadj and the DjjnvcoTiiiniUed to tne deep
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p-C3y who ife
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uueuiuga uiutuiy, piungcu in aiier ms ratner,
when the enormous shark swallowed them
both. The second day after this dieadful
scene, as tbe shark continued to follow the
vessel, (for there were otheis aiok on the ship,)
one of the sailors proposed as the hid a
shaip hook on boa-d, to make an effort to
They fastened the hook to a large rope and
baited it with a piece of pork, thiew it into
the sea, and the shaik instantly swallowed it.
Having thus hooked him, by means of a wind-
lass they hoisted him on boaid. After he
was dead, they prepared to open him, when
one of the sailors stooping down for that pur-
pose suddenly paused, and ai tcr listening a
few moments, declared most solemnly he
heard a low, guttering sound, which appeared
to proceed from the shark, The sailors, after
enjoying a hearty laugh at his expense, pro-
ceeded to listen for themselves, when they
were compelled to admit they heard a similar
sound. They then proceeded to open the
shark, when the mystery was explained.
It appears the sailor was not dead, but in
a trance ; and his son, on making this dis-
covery, had, by means of his knife, ripped
open the sheet. Haunc thus liberated his
father, they both went to work and righted
up the old, grinds tone the boy was turning,
the father was holding on to thcgld ship car-
penter's axe, for the puipose of cutting their
way out of their Jonah-like prison, which oc-
casioned the noise heard by the sailors. As
it was the hottest season of the year, and very
little air stirring where they were at work,
they were both sweating tremendously.
Eloquence Boiled Down.
A writer in the Christian Herald cites the
following, which he heard delivered by a slave
in a religiou lecture room, Montgomery, Ala-
bama. It is not a bad illustration in the way
of an admonition :
" My bredien, God bless your souls, ligion
is like the Alab ima riber ! In spring comes
fresh, an bring in all de qje logs, slabs, an
sticks dat hab ben lyin' on de bank an carry
them down in de currant. Bineby de wa-
ter go down den a log cotch on dis island,
den a tlab get cotehed on do shore, an de
sticks on de bushes an dare dey lie, wither-
in' and dyin, till come' nother fresh. Jus'
so dar come bival ob ligion dis ole sinner
bib't in, dat ole blackslider bro't back, an all
de folks seem comin' an miglity good times.
But, bredren, God bless your soles, bymeby
'vivals gone den dis old sinner is stuck on
his own sin, den dat old blackslider is coched
where he was afoie, on jus' suck a rock ; den
one arter 'noder, dar had 'ligion, lies all alon"
de shore, an dare dey lie till noder 'vival.
Belubed bredren, God bless your souls, keep
in de currant.
A Biblical Critic.
The best specimen of original criticism we
ever heard, was in a stage coach ride to Ber-
ry Edge. Three of us were talking about
Adam and his fall. The point of discussion
was the apparent impossibility that a perfect
man like Adam could commit ?m
iam could commit 511. tui"li3'uo '"'"'"""j ""' u "
wasn't perfect," .aid one of he'in tlns ner ud u1cl"not b th the
-i ls l'rc) W1" ai an ,lhundant reward.
tTir'i. .r. ii . -n 1 . ."Nt
iruou ir yeiieut, wb ejscuiaieo. liTTrrmczx
" No. sir. ho wasn't np.rff. ' m-niA -
" What do you mean? " we asked
a -nr-.il :i nnrn.n.nj i 11. . ..,
en, ausivutcu but: auiuoniy lie was
made perfect, I admit, but he didn't stay per
" Why, was not one of his ribs removed ?w?
If he was perfect with all his ribs, ho wis not&W-
pertect alter losing one, was he t Say ;
Our say was silence. We were convinced
then, that woman was the cause of mac's or-
Oateshe&d (EDSlaad Ostrru-
e A Kl ET a ?
ts - " - o r a . , . - '
The Star-Spangled Banner, 0! long may-it iraye,
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
American Gold Coin in tiie JBritisli
The London Gazette contains a proclama-
tion by which at is ordered that the gold coins
of the United States shall be legal tender in
the British West India colonies, at the follow-
ing rates, viz ; the eagle at the rate of forty
one shillings sterling ; the half eagle at twenty-shilling
and six pence sterling ; the quar-
ter eagle at ten shillings and three pence ster-
ling ; and the gold dollar at four shillings and
one penny steiling
The Cincinnati Enquirer says that some
t;me last spring, a slave named Page, owned
by Mi Clarkson, of Charleston, Va., was al-
lowed to go on a visit to Louisville, but tak-
ing advantage of his master's confidence m
his fidelity, put for Canada, where his wife
and children had also escaped. A few days
ago his master received a letter from mm,
dated at Detroit, in which he complains, that
he can't find his family, and the people don't
suit his taste ; he's sick of liberty and starva-
tion He sajs people there think more of a
cent than he did, when in Viiginia of a dollar
He is anxious to return to Kanawha, but his
money is gone he asks his master to send
him money. Mr. Clarkson -will do so, and in
a few weeks we may expect Simon to be re-
gularly reinstalled in his barbershop, where he
will shave much-better than ever, and curse
the Abolitionists to his colored3 brethren
Important to those Owning Slaves.
The Supreme Court of Alabama recently
rendered the following decision, in reference to
the hiring of slaves, which is alike interesting
and imnortant. The decision is a wise one:
1. When the contract of hiring, as re-
duced to wiitting, is general in its terms, not
restricting employment of the slave to any
particular business, the bailee is authorized to
employ him in any business to which slaves
are ordinarily put, and which is not attended
with extraordinary lisk or peril to life or health
nnd narol nroof "is not admissible to show
i that the slave was only to he emyloyed in a
wm tinii ir nnin n
F"- . . . , mftV Tj . him
another being responsible to t'ac owner for his
proper treatment, and for bis not being em-
ployed otherwise than is authorized by the
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3. If the biter emolovstbe slave in a haz
ardous huriness, not warranted by his contract,
or re-hires him to another, to be emnloved m
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such hazirdous business, and the slave, while
thus employed, is, killed even by,. lne itablc
auL-muut, mc'.'wuur may rcgaru suctt misuse
of his slave as a couvcraon, aud recover the
value from the hirer.
A Plea for Beards.
An article in Dickens' lIouBehould words
contains sentiments hostile to the use of the
razor, and strongly in favor of the flowing
beard, the bushy whisker, and uncui tailed
moustache. This is a specimen of his rea-
" Surely enough has been said to make it
evident that the man who, at the end of his
da3s, has spent about an entire year of his
life in scraping off his beard, has worried
himself to no puipose, has submitted to a
painful, vexatious, and not only useless, but
actually unwholesome custom. He has dis-
figured himself S3'steniatically throughout life,
accepted his share of unnecessarily tic doulo-
reux and toothache, coughs and colds, has
swallowed dust and inhaled smoke and fog,
out of compliance to the social prejudice
which happens just now to prevail. We all
abominate tho razor while we use it, and
would gladly lay it down. Now if we see
clearly and I think the fact is very clear
that the use of it is a great blunder, and if
we are no longer such a slovenly people as to
be afiaid ithat, if we kept our beaids, we
should not wash, or comb, or trim them in a
decent way, why can we not put aside our
morning plague and irritate our skin no more
as Ave now do ?"
A Miracle of Fat.
A young man in Savannah, whom the phy-
sicians call a "miracle of nature," died last
week ot a rapid accumulation of fat. He
weighed at the time of his death six hundred
and forty-three pounds. He had been gain-
ing fat at the rate of two pounds per day for
some weeks before his death, weighing five
hundred and sixty -five pounds when he com-
menced. The fresnel light manufactured in Prance
by order of the United States Government,
exhibited at the Crystil Palace, is a gieat at-
traction in the evening when the Palace is il-
luminated. It will be placed on the light
house at Cape Ilatteras as soon as the struc
ture is prepared to receive it.
Senii-Monthly Packets to Texas.
Our merchants are perceiving the necessity
of greater facilities of communication with
Texas. It is asserted, on good authority,
that the trade last Cason between Philadel-
phia and Texas amounted to near three mil-
lions of dollars, and this fact has induced the
introduction of a line of tho.first class pack-
ets between this city and Texas. They were
announced to commence on the first of last
month, to ply between Galveston and Phila
delphia, semi-monthly. Messrs. Bishop, Si-i
mons 6. uo , 1'ejton ic i nomas, and other
enterprising merchants, have taken the lead
m,mttr - arr-5-'w -rrt 1
MATE ffl POHTK
A little nonsense, now and then,
Is lelislied by the wisest men.
BS-We saw a "love couple" riding along the
street, at a slow rate the other day, both ononji
horse. We took them to be man and wife, as
they w ere man and w oinan. The" man had
the v Oman's parasol hoisted above his own
head and shoulders, and the woman had her
feet and le ankles in the man's boots!
That was neighborly, w asn't it?
Bgv " Bobby what is steam r"
" Boiling water."
" That's riuht: compare it'
" Positive, boil ; comparative, boiler ; su
fi Broomers" is a name w incu tne i
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New Yoik Journal of Commeice gives to the
ladies' long dresses which sweep the side-
walks of the city, vs the " Bloomers" worn
by those ladies who put on short frocks and
pantaloous. It is said that several fashion-
able ladies have undertaken to sweep the
sidewalks of Broadway with the trains of ex-
A man who marries now-a-davs. marries a
rrn.it. dfi.il. TTo not onlv weds himself to a
woman, but a laboratory of prepared chalk,
a quintal of whalebone, eight coffee bags, four
baskets of novels, one poodle dog, and a lot
of weak nerves that will keep four servant-
prirls and three doctors around the house the
whole time. Whether the fun pays for the
powder is a matter of debate.
"I'm glad you are to stop here toJea, this
afternoon," said a little boy to a lady visitor
of his maternal patent.
"Why so, my son?"
"'Cause we alwa)s get hot biscuit when
there's company to tea."
The girls think of hynen and can't help
sighing. When their loers forsake them
they can't help crjing They sit at .the win-
dow and cant help spying. They screw up
their corsets, bring on consumption; and can't
" He. dies like a beast who hath done
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Not a tear is shed. Not a Dain
i or a waut bas h( relieved, and there is none
I fn o-U 1,; KW;j H'K:!. .e r- .
J-innic ot h:m ye time
servers y who seek for pleasure ye who
make self the centre of every thought and
action. What an epitaph I " He died liko
a beast, for he did no good while he lived !"
An experiment was lately tried in England'
to ascertain how quickly a railway train, un-
der full headway, might be stopped. The
train was allowed to attain the speed of fifty
miles an hour, when three brakes were ap-
pnea, tne steam suutoir, and the engine dis-
ai ranged. It came to a dead stand, after run-
ning about five hundred yards. The experi-
ment was tried to ascertain if a signal of
danger could be seen in season to stop the
Gold in Mexico.
The Washington Union of the 24th inst.
Advices have been received by Gen. Al-
monte, to the Mexican Minister, that gold in
uuusiucrauie quaonues naa ueen discovered on
the Eio Mescala, which river, it will be re-
membered, is on the route of the Mexican
Ocean Mail and Inland Company. Thousands
of Mexicans are flocking thither, and the re-
sult will doubtless give a new impulse to na-
tional and foreign enterprise. -
The cotton manufacture of the United
States was commenced at Pawtucket. Rhode
Island, where Samuel Slater, sixty three years
ago, established the first mill. The mill is
still in operation, running fifty-two looms.
There are two other establishments now run
ning at that place one built in 1S10, having
fifty looms, and one of mammoth size, em-
ploying 200 looms, 8000 spindles, and 150
hands. The different cotton manufactures of
the place afford employment to more than
Mail Liost-T wo Horses Drowned.
Capt. Branch, the mail contractor for the
route between Yictori 1 and San Antonio, in-
forms us that on last Tuesday morning, about
two hours before day, the driver of the Stage
containing the mails for Indianola, Victoria
and New Orleans, in attempting to ford Peach
Creek, where it was almost swimming, the
bridge being impassablec the horses and stage
wereinstantly swept down the steam by the ex
ceeding rapidy of the current, and the mail
bags entirely lost. Two of the horses were
drowned, which is the only loss Capt. B. has
sustained. Of course, the contents of the
mail bags, een though they should be re-
covered, will be worthless ; and we regret
tnac uiose or our suoscrioers, whose papers
went by that route, will lose one number of
Gonzales Inquirer, Sept. 24,
A Novel Causjpj-jtaii Failure.
A TexaSpjfalj contractor excuses himself
fogjsisjiftlg to perforin his services as per sched-
1 ule, by alleging that tho mosquitoes are actu-
ally so bad upon his route, as to make it dan-
1 gerous to b life of man and beast to travel
jt a ?tm j- n u 1 is recent failures. We
have no doubt uf f 3 truth of this apparently
AoeLrrL been founded in London for
..,0 of the ruins of the Assyria
: "! 1 '.ionia. His Roval Hiahness Prince
Albeit has promised his patromge and sup-
port, it is estimated mat a sum 01 jsiu,uuu
vul be required to commence operations at
once m various parts of Me&opotamia, aud to
prosecute tbe researches for the space of three
Kind words are he brightest flowers of
earth's existence ; they make a very paradise
a? ln Tn Klef Vinrrja fhnt fVin TffArlrlfiwnnn
show. Use them, and especially roandthe
:'ia3e:-ir:jisca- Y-ZSmjBasszzj :rrmE:'Qms&.
BSU The following beautiful and mosfmel-
ancholy lines are copied from a London pa-
By a "person long a resident of India, on his
I came but they had passed away
The fair in form, the pure in mind ;
And like a stricken deer I stray.
Where all are strange and none are kind;
Kind to the worn the wearied soult
That pants, that struggles for repose !
0 that my steps had reached the goal
Where earthly sighs and sorrows close.
Years have passed o'er me like a dream
That leaves no trace on memory's page ;
I look around me, audi seem
Some relic of a former age ;
Alone as in a stranger clime,
Where sti anger voices mock my ear,
I mark the lagging course of time,
Without a wish ahope a fear L
Yet I had hopes and they have fled ;
And I had feais, were all too true ; J
My wishes too ! but they'are dead,
And what have I with life to do ! ,
'Tis but to wear a weary load.
I may not, dare not, cast away ;
To sigh for one small still abode,
Where I-may sleep as well as they.
As they, the loveliest of their race,
Whose grassy tombs my sorrows steep ;
Whose worth my soul delights to trace -"Whose
very loss 'tis sweet to weep? "
To weep beneath the silent moon,
With noneto chide, to hear, to sec:
Life can bestow no deaier boon .-
-On one whom death disdains to freeH i
I leave a world that knows menofc,
To hold commnnijn with the dead ;
And fancy consecrates the spot
Where fancy's softest dreams are shed
I see each shade, all silvery white
I hear each spirit's melting sigh i
I turned to elasp those form of light
And the pale morning chilis my ee.
The lamp of life burns fecblv now-
TThen stranger handshnll close my eyes,
And wipe ray cold and dewy brow,
Unknown I lived so let me die ;
Norstono nor monumental cros,
Tell where his nameless ashes lie ;
Who sighed for gojdand found it dross.
Can't do "Witliout a Paper.
BY " 0N& OF XIIE TtOPLE."
What ! do without a paper ! No :
I'v tried it to my sorrow :
So,, to subscribe forgone, I'll go,
Nor wait until to monow.
Should lovers hang or drown themselves.
Or other foolish caper, ""
I never get to hear of it " &
I do not take the paper !
Why there's my neighbor, Toby' Stout,
He reads the weekly News, - r
And having news to talk about, '
He never gets tho bines; t
While others yawnrin vmui, . .
The cause is plain to half an eye
3 He always takes the paper !
While neighbor Stout hears all the news,
And knows each current price,
And always minds the P's and Q's
By taking good advice ;
I cannot tell the price of grain,
Of poultry, coffee, tape, or "
Of any kind of merchandise
Because I don't lake the paper !
Though I have studies which require
Much time and mental labor,
Yet I can spare a little time
As well as Stout, my neighbor.
Though time be precious, I can use
A longer midnight taper,
And thus find time to read the new3
Therefore I'll take a paper.
BY TOM HOOD.
Summer's gone and over I
Fogs arc Tolling down,
And with russet tinges,
Autumn's doing brown.
Boughs are daily riffled ' .
By the gusty thieves,
And the-book of Nature .
Getteth short of leaves.
Round the tops of houses,
Swallows, as they flit,"" -"
Give like yearly tenants,
Notices to quit.
Skies of fickle temper,
Weep by turns and lantfrk
Jkiqnt and Baypjgether,
Taking half and half.
So September endeth
Cold and most perverse .
But the months that follow,
Sure will pinch us worse.
All may of thee partake ;
Nothing can beso mean,
Which, with this tincture, for thy sake,
Will not grow bright and clean.
This is the famous stone
That tarneth all to gold, own,-
t or that which God doth touch an
Cannot for less be told.
.... . j .... i
sfgaE'gaSfL.-r -U. w .-- suamjtsfZjA ,SS:
V Ti?jT"? ??r iViST .T. -it.'ry-r r-.. ,th mxnmuM. irgK4a-.-t " .j M:?"-- assE2l.
There dwells a life, in every star,
With brother spheres it rolls afar,
Its self-elected, radient way.
Still throb within the great eartb-fcall
The forces which conduct tis all
From day tG nighfcjirom night to day.
Dnimi finltMTe attlna' Soutll.
There is scarcely a yegatablethat enters ia
to so many qpmpQs.tions- or oaKery as taa
onion. Ifros considered one of tbe-healthiesfc
of veffetabTes, and should abound Sm eyery
Wden at tho'ffoufti the year xoand for
whether servedTup whole lifr the t&blaor chop
ped and used to flavor soups, stews, roasts
basnes, KC.,acus a wauie-sumo aiw mmuau-
ing vegetable and m'Sj her' bad, by every
housewife of the South for culture. The dif-
ficuly of Keeping the "on'ion after maturity in
this climate, has been agreat draw back ttf
its culture-1 hence Wethersheld tunusiies twa
thirds of a&the4nions consumcdritthe South v
But we 'have cultivated our onions, like ma-
ny other vegetables and fruits withotifc adap-
ting the'm. to our own peculiar clfmafc. ,
There-are two. ways of propagating the. on-
ion, one from the" bTacVseed and another
from the ton-or button. The soil for onions
'must he rich, and should abound in potashr aa
that is one of its1 Special manures, truancy
-applied in the fall and well turned nnder Ts
one of-Aue best manures, and ben manure ia
alraost'equal to it. Ashes may be sowed
broadcast over the plants dunng-their growth.
Premising that the soil is rich, deep and mel-
low plant the black seed in September, Oe-
tober, January, February and March. Tjie
fall planted ones will mature earliest ; plant
in drillsvabout eighteen inches apart, and thin,
TTrnTErsiS-inohea in.-the-druL- JLlaians. "Wiii
not Dear deep culture after their stems hava
become as large as the little hngeraa the
cutting of the roots w31 retard the growth, of
JL'he top or button, or the large bulb that
produces them, should be planted early in tho
fall. The button will prodnce a fine oaion in
the spring, the large bulb, a cluster of onions
at the loot, and a bunch of buttons, at Uie
top. This bulb should be planted as soon aa
matured The two varieties of onions, thet
seed and button, will give the careful and ju
dicious cultivator a. constant supply of tbia
almost indispensable vegetable any montb in
the year. The fall planted button maturing;
early in the spring ; the fall planted seed ear-
ly in the summer; the spring planted, early
in the fall; and the early fall planted large
button bulbs, being fit for the table all tho
winter. Thus giving a constant succession
of onions for the table, from one year's end
to another. And yet many planters and
nmmfcrv neoDlo. eat Wethersfield onion3 three
(months in the year and go without the bal
Tlte "Corn Culture in Oliio.
According tothe Cincinnati Sailroad Re-
cord, sixty millions of bushels of corn ara
raised in Ohio every year. The- averager
crop is thirty seven bushels to acre. Among
its uses the following are mentioned :
It is hi changing its form into meats and
liquors an dfinding a market among the labor-
ers of our own county, that the farmer of the-
great Central West finds both a market -and
profit for hiSIndiancQrn. One of he prin
cipals changes made is in feedinrMt to-Jiogsy
jivhicb after fatteningyare converted into pork-
There are. not less than nvejaunoretttUQUsano,
(500,000) hogs fattened airaualhijin Ohio,
which corisume'in the-faf temng-proeess about
eight millions of bushels of corn. As tliera
are four times that number of hogs u.d figs
in the State, it is quite probable that ss muck
roor? com is consumed in wintering thoss-
Thci& are also manufactured in this State, a-
bout four hundred thousand barrels of Whis-
key. Prom tho single port of Cincinnati
there are annually exported from two liund-
and fiftv to three, hundred thousand tor-
cient to float a fleet of ships-i
The whiskey manufactured probably con-
sumes twelve millions of bushels. It ia tha
distilleries which fix the money price of corn;
and if one would learn one of the great frauds;
devised to perpetrate evil upon earth, let Mm
know that this whiskey is largely usetLfeF tho-
manufacture of the falsely called wine- brand-
ies, gins and other liquors which appear on tha
tables of hotels, private "gentlemen, &c, to-
feed the vulgar appetites of the "better
class," who look with contempt upon the bale
whiskey of the laborer. After these great con-
sumers of Indian corn the hog and whiskey
maker -we have all the fatted cattle to feed,
which will probably consume three millions
of bushels more. Then wo have the stock;
cattle and horses to winter, and the domestic:
consumption. With all theso uses for it, out-
sixty bullions of Indian corn in Ohio is not
too much. We have use for the whole of it ;
and in proof of it, we know that in seasons
when the crop is- short the price of corn
doubles, and many farmers find themselves
short of a supply. Even in this great pro-
ducing country, and in that abundant article,,
Indian corn, we have daily evidence that the
production is not beyond the demand ; but on
the con tray, from year to year, the price of
his staple article advances and on the comple-
tion of our numerous railroads to markets, it:
is certain tnac corn wm advance largely in.
While at Opelika, Ala., (a railway station
a few days ago, we were introduced to a
young gentleman from Montgomeryfknd hav-
ing a desire to know whether we could land
at Mobde or not, we inquired of him if the
citizens had quarantined the place. With.
great gravity he replied, " No sir, they havn'it
a single case of quarantine in the city, hut
tney nave the yellow lever awfully."
Bajou. Sara Iwlges.
A Paris paper states that a married couH
pie, after living together on very bad terma
tor some time, resolved a fow days aco, ta
separate. They sold off all their fiirmf-nrej
but finding that the sum it realised was nov
very important they proposed to commit su
icide; and they went to. the Canal Salus Mar
tin to execute the design. The husbasdleap-
en m nrst, but, aiter a while, being a capita
swimmer, hetraised his head above water,.
and perceived his wife standing quietly gikj
me Dane, watenmg aim. Hfl negan abusiBf
her, and said that. aet-vrnc!JL!isir nnnrG
thjehteTdVown nerseitl In-ir
however, of complying she accused him or
intending to let her dro'vn whifefc he raved
himself by swimming. He. ralfsa on Ber &
plunge in at once, Tvithout any more talk 5
but she refused. Thereupon ha got out ci
thewater and gave hsr a tremendous' thrasb-
rog. Some persons, vrboeama up,uTS5
seej. ior tne guardt and t'leaevmg jlf
arrested. Qnbeing aesticaed, tnr s
mo mots .unown.
The Dar2iiie3Gf&e. " "
A little boy bbndromlh, aged sbonl
four years, died a few dayiraga with sesrh-
tina, About an hoar bef ce the little sb&th
er departed, he excIameA i2r X scesorsF
Darkness is all gone 237 is comeF His &'
ther inferred from tbe-'-cadent that be was
better, an,d woulctpy&ably recover. But ar
an hour passed anaV&Q "!7a3 rih tea anget?
Modesty Is a jaandsomV aisk-uver th
makes us fancy tfieiaTtfust b something v$
good underneath it.
Iis rumored that a celebrate " x ,
gist has been iuviisd xoxes
of nayigafeou." d0B&&&T
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