Texas Ranger. (Brenham, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 37, Ed. 1, Friday, February 25, 1859 Page: 1 of 4
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BBENHAM, TEXAS, FEIDAT, FEBRUARY 25, 1859,
, Tlfc-Xfi Senator.
Yice Ere"sid etft SreDhenri&lr fe: Jp lfis
address to t&e Senate, on the4th instant.
upon, the occasion, of tneiV'takingdeaveJ
of QLiSenate Chamber- tbnmMej
lBn ' ' tvjB. ;
" T Ii
BB5r Lhrou-li th&
iS&ub vrow ffie" 'spot oa which so
iv anvl EfreaE materials naveiuuuinu-
witli iiisanctTeversontrnyMuselreeers. Araan
fed toYMstory. Thcy y5U recall- tngtamily ,as large as-John toci
ages vi muicut'Wtiu nic J5u, wtivoc.
ioWh i&tbi c1min6i2.nroperty of the
' sa? -x-.a ix. n mA TTh-.-a
Iiion? and chfeffy, trhaps, they will
Uer around e sects Vonbe occupied
Un irHRrtrtVRRvep: illustrfus men. who
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T - , - -i
tneir COUJlUUa. ' . '
it ;- i-siT .
Thereat Adhonn, (te Senatpr-in
'oppresgen,, bat n
V V. w- .-.j .. ,
is aeep'SensejL oi nu-
ioTtai3ceof his public functions
jng the turth, ..theii fearlessly following
itrifemaii whoseunsparino: intellect com-
Dellea: all his emotions to harnioiiize
flf;m,i .nrnptimps resisfed Jf we could cretjid ou,r artihcial, sense- .mbweii-h-ng
L-ii-aS - ftZi,4 t,;w ni.o P 'less -and, exoeiisive -vav of livinef we .luminous -banclfhich
n-apiic Quimyii wi "v "'o"ci ." -. - ,-, - , .f: . -r ' -,L-.r - .....- cQfl,QC, rn oTKr..,
stetesmenwho'se'ektheright-and follow snonia una ourselves Deuer-oiinpurse -"---- -u
., - -j-: t. 'in ProsDect. and-in heart. Let attv one 'Parfi " senasolt a
fchMhe'deoctnbhs of his yigoroushe conditionwhieh the1 Yankee denom-
londd whose. Tioble .countenance mafcd forehandeay' Try thisearv
habitually vb the expression of one
ni!ged in 4he performance of high
pujlicduties. 4 '
'ihis'was Wbster's vseat. He,tocy
wal evervinch xTSenator. - Conscious
of isji-vast''powers hereposed willF
cbvmfrivhncesofsmtller,rae hestood'5l0 . tor.aW W thrmain -
anUmir-hispeeisalLtte greater forthe:?er with suchap1d1ty that the motion
simple $iiity oftris Senatorial demean-
or. Type of his" Northern home, he.
rises before the imagination in the
gismdsnd granite outline of his form
an&itifeilecti like a crrea? KeW Ingland
rockr repelling a Kew England waveW
Ak wriier. his oroductiora will be
T&&i,iwm, tJSaSTiii ZrJ -z
S satJi. i4;;f-.--iBtf!rr;iSwerri.
Trm Urato' his greut.Gttdrtsrea':
istorieauaF associated wiza-T, ne cham-
-z- -.-5 --1 -: - . .
i whose very air seems toxf brate be-
neath the strokes of his deep tones and
his weighty words.
On the outer sircle sat Henry, with
his "-nnpetnous and ardent nature un-
tamed by age, a"nd exhibiting the same
vehement patriorisni and pasionate
aloqunence'thar-of yore electrified the
Houeof ReppCentasives'and the coun-tryf-His
extraordinary erbonal En-
dowments,' his courage ail his noble
qualities invested him with an indrvid-l
tiaiityand a charm' orcharacter which
In any age, would thwe made him a
favorite of history He loved bis-conn
iry above all earthly objects,
2ibeTiv in all countries. Illustrious
man! orator, patriot, philSnTuroyist
whose lightj at its meridian, was seen
' and felt in the remotest parts of the ci-
3 vil ized world; andwhosedecliningsun
as'ir hastened down thF West, threw
vT back its level beams in hues of mellow
splendor to illuminate and to cheer the
f land he loved anti served- so well.
I , A -Spread. Eirle Soast.
mf: At Prentiss Centre, Me., on the oth
of J"y last thefollowmg v,as the second
"Our Notion-Begotten, amidst the
storms of the sixteenth century, its in-
Itintile TOO'ements were dimly and in-
J distinctiyseeuon board tnMay Flower,
. lKpn the ropkof PljouthJatJamestown,
r-thehehrhte ollbrahara . the 'taf n aus
s yatlalls, ofits infancy tsPtq beard hi fe .
mtY-tv of Boston in Ruieaii flalt mi
. ., r-
jjncord, Uxuton a
toy hoo i L? ?a!i
ietaeoover f he aekts
nns i.... , i..
South and Yorktown; whipping his
snother and turning her out of doors; in
youth he strode over the prairies of the
boundless wsst-and called them his own,
paid tribute to the despots of Barbary
in powder and ball, spit io his father's
face from behind cotton bale at $ew
Orleans, whipped the mistress of the
ocean, reveled in the halls of Montezuma,
straddled the Bocky Mountains, and
with one foot upon golden sand and the
other upon codfish and lumber, defied
ihe world ; in his manhood clothed in
purple and fine linen, he ride3 over Aa
continent ih cushioned ears, Tides over
the ocean in palace steamers, sends his
thoughts on wings of lightning to the
J(i1 UCUlUJlj J.JiUVlL ' JB.VII-
"world around, thunders at the door of
the Celestial jlmprie and at the portals
of distant Japan, slaps his poor old de-
creDit father in the face, and tells him
to be careful how he peeinPinto any of
ha pekaroous, and threatens tojnake a
sheep pasture of all the land that joins
him. JKhathe vlldo in his his old
iige, God only Jcnows. May he live ten
thousand years and "his shadow never
Jggir A mordern wit says of young
writers: "It may he teat, like John on
theXsleoPaynos, they 'hear a voice
sayingjUnto theni, "Write" but rwhen
ihey hear any such command as "PrintP
they had belter inquire whether! it is
fiu angel -that giyesjthe oraei"
TOcSnre Roaclto aCoiiipete.iicy.
it&ot one .man in five hundred -will
make-ajfortune. 'But a competence; and
anndeendpntposition.are within the
reach ojfb'st-men. t Tliis isobtained
molt ,surely by tjSalient industry ancl;
economy..., J.4 amaniias ordinary taiems
ndmbilitjiff an-profession or business, j
or trade. he'can? rjpursmngan.econo- .
jnicaperservlnIcosbeprefty.slireiing fnendgHdeinits little hand a
04 unany v.qpiainingao luupeuueuursuuui uvuijiJEgtyi. uutos, umuu wuiuu
nosiSpn in life. ,Let bisxpenfcfcefall jvas an undperted rosebud of "the "Rose
below bis income ' Let himli-veb?ap, , of Sharon." The,lid, was then placed
if necessary; bur let Him" be sure, and
-make his income morethan his e;spenM
ssssv"-! vJaixxiGroTiiiimjisL. -aycffscrf
notwithsianaffig-the. positive -aeniai $
t Tt VI " L -i a
mjay ot bave more-tuan two ortnree
"",""- ujvii j . ,
iffrn Trnn tne wav 10 live
Land iaJ UP something unto
xhereis much, nay all-in knowing how
the' tmng is clone; ana tnau is tue very
i.. . V - V.1..1
wno are ffoine to mate.
jot to"leai:n It is -wonder-
1 how lew wants we have, ana now lit.
, - -. ; - -i .t i-
.tle.it takes to give nsgenuine happiness
in uiusuem. auu-111 ugh.lv. j-iviu uuv
x i ,-i;.. J
in me, try j.ue experiineuu uuswtair,
jiHrt sfift how rmifiti .virtue tti5re..ls m
1 economy. MKeypur expenses -less
-. i , ' ' 9 - 1
you will have gained; not only in mon-j
tiiuu your luuuiije.t unu. acciiuw iiiuuu
ey, hut in' thefeelingthat ybn"arieih
A' slight blow is sufficient lo smalsMa
whole pan of erla'ss? "while a bulleffroin
a gun will only make a smalf round
i " ,' v , -ru. ,, , -
hole ia.it, because in the latter jcase,
.1 -T n 1 .1 . T"
imparted tothem has jioMme to Fpiend
further., A door standing open, which
ine parncies or gjass tnac receive, mepearances ana snapes; purjas-yei il is
would Teadily yield on its hinges to a command ior its exploration.. The same
gentle push, s rnt moved by a cannon 1 authority above referred tpj thinks that
ball nassinor thfoucrh Tit. - The ballkmTfue Phenomena of the rnilkv'wav airrec
passing through "overcomes the whole
lores ot conesion amonr me acomsor ,
borne a very greatgveight laid quietly
upon it; but suppose the baito fly at
the rate of twelve hundred feet in a sec-
ond, and the door to be one inch thick,
the cohesion bein allowed to act for
only the minute fraction of a1 second, its
in'fiuence is not perceived. Itlsan eff-
ect of same principle that the iron head
of a hammer may be driveu down on
its wooden handle, bjr striking the oj
Iposite end ot the handle against any
nard substance with force and speed.
Tn thi. M.PTV Rirnnlp nnftr.ition thp. mn.
wood, nF its force adts forjso short a ed in albdirectionsindifferentlyihrougli
mm!mmzrrzjt2Jnir?jr:7 zjiu ": 'n"ii. m sinrnm. r r.-r-mfn t i yj. t -, , ,,,., ,, l,,.i.,-w',ff-:iy-2, vnen sne iiaa.jeii; tne room. Mrs.
C . - t . t .--ITU . i- 01 1 - a i . i" 1 i-Ti n I 1 i I- Ze 'fc V.b ij UUU 11U.U. VJi I-i-3tLVjl 11.. Wll lit i ttti . i. t i r t . r ii . - r I.
a t -m. . '- -, - - - - .; . .irirp 1 rnu 'innLmnna nr rrfnnrAn itwinH 1 ?
?.-r.T- .rfc'i.ciKJ.-r --'rrv.i v& tjiWtv,?iw gftinmnggyirt gmw a Til or Piirpunii rri !;. '"nwai ' - cjr, 3. " -" - ' " n . i i m i i mi. n
u'- j . vxiT &.. . r.n .1. ' 'j t ;i,1, j ,i,;i, ci.vjJ5ition.. Thev- 1&CTiEmattK&a'h.
4-; mu i.&:a u ' JZ&. e i i,?"4-i r,; wu o.mi,,r. "umes oi iing j?eruiuanu ann -wueen . o f '. - , T -ar
me nuur 10 uu extenu xo urouiuo iuo- lisJieijytu uuu. uicuuui. uuu iu nuiwi p r-- -o T j I i ,. ; uuniiinu uuutui ,uw.oicaLjui''i;rii,
iwu. i it IUUCOIUII UAitliC I 'tllti Ui. 1llU i tuc cm iu? utbuiu ik lio.j& ouuiuiiuuik -j- 1 11 1 "Zr L Z lhju i
T.tionisTjroDagated'so'suddenlvthrouffW011!61'11606111" opzoy a oosom pm
, , A, , ,, , . .
the wood of the handle, that it is over
,betore it can Teach the iron head, which
'therefore, by ikown weight, sinks. low-'
er On tne handle at every blow, which
drives the handle up.
The tonsrue of a jat is a singular in
strument. It is her currycomb
tllta Tinrnnoo if is iiJrvVi oot-i-i tirl 11
find it if you feel it. TFhen she cleans j tloa ePclosed e fand 'ttered lth
herself so industriously, she gels off sPan6es- a? hf ltle pedal members
the dirt and Smooths her oat just as the Pe?ed fsy .
ostler cleans and smooths the horse's! AZ 1 TT'l Ja? V
coatith the currycomb. Her head she ' eked back and plentifully beflowbr-
cannot set at with her tohgue, and so f d th ' QVeoted like the
h-, mnt-A WPnr?n,51WrFndle of a skillet. His coat was a
i :,i r
Then! is one bird 'that lives chief! v on
Tf.hno n hill thirftfnrp w;ti.1
which it opens an oyster as skilfully I
as an ovsterman can with his oyster
q "k;i. -MW wn tfi,
. .w -.. w- .. . . ,
their bills and feet. There is one bird
that sews eo- wett-4hat.it
tailor bird. Its nest is
which it sews together.
hid in leaves
It does this
with a thread which it makes itself. It
gets cotton from the cotton plant, and
with its long, delicate bill and little
feet spins it into a fine thread.
It then pierces the
holes through the leaves with it bill. '
and nassinsrthe thread throusrh the holes.
sews them together. "We believe
in getting the thread through the holes,
it vses both its bill andHeet.
Effects or Lights
If the objedis of the material world
had been illuminated only with white
l.-Ii4- oil notiirn -rri-lH T--i-irrt rVi - .?1
'Ln w o oil fk ' ft.Mpfci i
.human countenance would have exhibi-1
u. iouuw uuv-, u.Li.vi au uua icumicsui tllU
ed no- other variety but that which" they i
possess in a pencil or a China ink draw-!
ing.' But He who has exhibited such
matchless skill in the organization of
TTifterinl hndiRs. and snoh vniiiRita tnt. '
Ii fnKmo innn nrhioTi tlioir iro mnrlollorl
i. jiA.A 41,..- Lu: x.
ana auipciuuufu vutxv umoj mi ucauty
which enhances theirmore permanent
qualities, and presents thejn to us
the ever-varying colors of the spectrum.
The gay coloring with which the -Ma.-ker
has decked the pale marble of na-
ture is not the result of any quality in-
herent in the colored body, tr in the
particles by which it may be tinged, but
hs merely a property of light in which
they-happened tobe placed;
.Atthe funeral of alittle babe in New
Sharon a few days since; says the Gos-
pel Banner, a! circumstance occured re-
markably cheering and suggestive: '
T'helittle one, all, beautifully robed
for "the. 5f rave, was. laid init coffin on
the mpuningjDf the .burial. The weep-
, upon" the coffin, jand the funeral services j
nvo or a.csriiJi
as opened; rfgainrncbtli friends
ffatlrered around to looknpon it for the
last time, that bud bad becomes full
blown Tose, while grasppuin the cold
though bjoken-from the Jpar,ent stem.
., . ' it fcUrr-. I r,- n . T
t am DioommgTn toe . jrasaais or Lrod.
iuiiiionsOETaniani; souis "compose the
. . t i .. T . . V
yn jDhehomenonjJs'a great;
,i is At I
1" r1V"h i pf 'V
. .Sr' r-
Inn-nir, iinioc-nrJrT, tnmniS nrl tr aftoSt
"" ; 3 'lV : ' 3
"5 uiovum. ii uvuuuu uuuuha
' iiiiu,uii,v'ucjce5. , i ,- , o.uia-
maintained the samSjjlaee among the
"oWVJ " i.... .v v uj. i..
scars, ana wnen exarainea turouga a
powerful telescope, it is" found tobe
composed ofmyriad ojglittering stars,
sp-ittftrpd in crrnnns nfmillirmcr UL-A crlif-.-
Jteiinffdust, on the -bacicround of s the
general heavens. Sir William Herschel
has divided it intoa-yimmber of
, . - - ,
neouious systems, orfseparate cms
fteispf stars, and has?described their ap-
J J 1- T j - - j , 1
ua uut uio auauuw y uuuuie ui uuuujci
ranch' of astronomical "research which
willfreqnire more powerful instruments
andmoreiuniangeniusihauis uoiv at-;
r with the suppositidu that thef stars of
our urmament, insteaa or Dei ns: scatter
Bii&e and Groom a Centcry
To begin with vthe' lady. Her locks
were strained over an immense cushion
f L nK aa anu& on ner ueauj
a,Ild Plastf,red over ymtH pomatum, and
white powder. The heiget of this tow-
er was somewhat over a foot. One sin-
gle white rose-bud lay onfcts top like an
eagle on a hay stack. Over her neck
and bosom was folded a lace handker-
rnthAr lnrrrpr thnn W rlnllnT rnnfniniTifr
youcaigranfathers minature set in vir-
W. -V ,-. "CvAA"- wxwi ,
Sm Sold ,ner a rTm was bra.Ge.d UP
in a satin dress, the sleeves as tijrht as
i the" natural skin of the arm, with a waist
formed by a bodice, worn outside, from
whence the skirt flowed 'off, and was
Ldistened at the top of an ample hoop.
Shoes of white kid, vith peaked toes,
ana neeis or cjvo or tnree incnes eieva-
sky blue silk, lined with yellow: his
Jon? ve?' f w.te 1safcin' embroidered
wmi gmu iae, Jiib ureeuiiea ol me same
tiedat the knee with pink
"T' hIte.sllkf?cklHsand PuraPs'
vnih laces and ties of tlje same hue, com-
'pleted the habiliments of his neither
limbs. Lace ruffles clustered around
nr,i ii ji,i j
gers, and. he' liand or death. it seemedfasnhgpugh a
c. ..1.1.1 JL J y.f 6' ir3t"ln ji'ft.11 '
comiortauiy, voice cameup iroiii j-uuse' ueauijiiuiiy
the bargain sealed liDS-'SSvinsr. - fWeeflnot for me!
n1tV,oll r,il,l TioTrn hrmf. t ia imHr ft nf its th inlrnnsR. "-". ""'"' iiouB7t ucca (V,n!i(nm
ialied theL!"s wris:SJ APa a pprtentous-LniUjJtorked
lncorruaijuuucjucertmct, beannir the min
iature of his beloved, finished 'his truly
To Manage a Rearing Rorse?
"Whenever vou perceive a horse's in-
clination to rear,
senerate your reins
an prepare tor him. U'he instant he
!i& about to rise, slacken one hand and
beud or twist his head with the other
keeping your hands'low. This bending
compels him to move a hind leg, and, of
Necessity, "brings his fore feet down.
Instantly twist Jiim completely round
.two or three times, "which will confuse
him very much, and completely thioy
him off his guard. The moment you
i nave nnisueu Lwisung mm arounu. piace
his head in the directipn you wish him
. i i il 1 !, -li
tu rSZT' Ty j v? r. " ;. m
"b iau lo S onvaru f. x tuo "u
be.cnvenient, press him into a gallop,
and apply the spurs and whip Uyo or
tnree times severely. The horse will noj,
JUI UV iSH"""Sueu wuntneuoicat;
, butmay,teel disposed to try
'the mastery.- Should
j the mastery.1 Should this be the case,
i you hav,e only tQ twist him, etc., as
before, and VOn will finrl in thr cnnrtrtrl
',,' . , "" 7"r
struggle, uu win ue more easily subdued
than on-the former pension ; in fact,
you'williseehim quail under the oper-
ation. It rarely happens that a reai ing
horse, after having been treated in , the
way described, will resort to this trick a
third time. , .
Denying a fault doubles it.
How tlie Paeiiic was PIscoYered.
On a golden autumiCday almost three
and a half a centuries ago, near the
summit of a mountain on the Isthmus
of Darien,,a company: of Spanish sol-
dieisand native Indians came to .sud-
den halt. The'- were theparty under
the heroic Castdian explorer, Vasco
Nunegide Balboa. Thus lar' they had
marched' fiorn the colony onthe Gulf
of Barien, Tomany weary days through
aense tiopical foiests, infested by ven-
omus reptiles and feaiful wiU beasts
through pestifenous swamps.-and black
slimy strea'msand over i oe'heTghts,,
illness, hifnger and thirst
of discovering a new oceaif.-irpon whose
shores might lie that country of whose
marvels and riches the savages told
such wonderful stoies-the India of which
Ithe great-hearted Columbus dreamed.
when he set out on that voyage "which
the wise men of Europe thought would
end in a plunge down some bcean catar-
actf into black chaos, a thousand leagues
below the world. ""
Balboa had been assured bjthe Indian
guide that from the summiiof a certain
mountain be would behold the great
ocu, ivuuac ivuvcsivusiicu uiic aiiuies Ul
iiVvasfc territories veined with gold' and
iiliror fTa Tnneinrr tlai-r 11-1q t-Qmoir
;silver ore. Rousine their little remain-
.ingstrength, the bold adventures toil
ed tfp the. Tough ascent, 'eager to be-
hold the promised sea as werjs the Israel-
ites of old toeatch sight of jhepromised
land "But just before tteyf Teached
the highest point their leadbrlcpramand
ed a halt," and they all pausdreathless
buteluctant. " - l-4
Balboa had resolved to belthe firsfr
to behold the Pacific, and he"proceeded
alone to the summit. I defnp think
that this was a noble act, bu a selfish
one quite u worthy of a true'hero. Surely
those brave followers whojliall-shared
with him aEthe perils and hardships of
tne expedition, snouia nfivejnaa their
full'sbare m the firstjoy of thediscovery.
But he hajiitall to himself-he' glorious
sightof that vast, -placid 'ocean;, those
green and flowery, shorehe beauty,
the grandeur, the mystery of a new
world and itJwas more than he could
bear unmoved. He sank upejo. his knees,
and,gave thanks to God. Then he call
ed up his followers, and tpgnccat down
thus taking possession of tb land
They then descended the i,iore,;
ancl Balboa, having in-onejp his
drawn sword, and in theCM the
Spanish standard, stood in thefri tide
and shouted " Long live theSingind
Queen of Castilel" thus takii ppssess-
ion of the sea.
Perhaps they lingered on that shore
till night, and stfw the sun descend into
that calm transparent expanse of the
sea, turning all the waves? into a vast
sheetor gold, and setting alUthe west-
ern heavens aglow with burning splen-
dor, till they seemed like the open gates
of the golden city," or the mighty
pavilions ofHhe King of G'ory " ,
Ik hen the news of thiascovery,
of such incalculable iifcporEariceto the
world, reached -Spain, ltcausedgreat
wonder, rejoicing, andtnumphand
the name ofVasca Nuhel de Balboa
was associated with those ofChristopJier
Columbus and Americus yespuciusr--Yet
I am sorry to ddd, in less than
four year from the time of his glorious
discovery, he was accused ?f disloyalty,
and put to death by the Spanish Gov-
So it little pi ofited the brave adventurer
that he had found a mighty ocean, on
which European eyes had "never before
gazed, and pointepltheworldato regions
of exhaustless-'riches. Ydt let us hope
that for him the waters of tltat unknown
sea, which dies between us and the tiue
"promised 'land," was illuminated by
the "Sun of Kighteousness," and that
the gates of the goldeifcityf Gad. were
not closed against him. ' "
AYashington was a minute man. An
accurate clock in tlie entry at Mount
yernon controlled the movement of the
family. At his.dinner parties he allow-
ed five minutes for difleience of watch-
es, and then waited for no one. If mem-
bers of Congress cafne at alate hour, his
simpleapology was, "Gentlemen, we aie
too punctual for you ;" or, "Gentlemen,
I have a cook who never asks whether
the company has come, but whether the
hour has come." Nobody ever waited
for Gen. Washington. JIq was always
five minutes before time; and if the
parties he had engaged to meet were
not present at the season appointed, he
considered the engagement cancelled,
and would leave the place and refuse to
Tlie Flirasc ' Loz Rollins:."
The phrase is drawn from the clearing.!
of iorest land in- a new country. The
settler could himself cutdf wn'the trees,
and cut them into Jengths or logs. The
next step was to roll them into heaps
for burning, and that he could not do
without help ; so he called his neighbors
to help him roll, and when they hajl a
rolng he helped them. This was apt-
ly applied to legislative action for the
passage of laws for local measures. Yote
lor my bill and T will vote forours.
The phrase 'was probably western ; it is
certainly more than Torty years old.
Math is the medicine of life;
It cures its ills, it calms its strife;
And softly smooths the breast of care,
It writes a thousand giaCes there.
Care to onr coffin adds a nail, no donbt,
And every grin so meny draws one out.
Byroa asked Moore "In Love wherein
y oota. snoot from me eyes.
'Thatapswcr'sgood,' rejoined my Lord,
In the general laughter sharing;
"But the likeness that I fancied was
They both decrease by paring"
A short time since, a wealthy lady
who has an only son called on Professor
Pancoast. The latter, it should be re-
membered, rarely visits patients, but
receives them in in the office. On
this ocasion, however, Professor P. com
plied with this requestyahd was usher-
ed into the presencepf Mrs. Smith.
After the usual compliments, Mrs. S.
Spened the following conversation-:
"I-wish to consult you, doctor, con-
cerning my'son George, you know."
"Oh, yes, madam," said the professor,
"but he is surely not sick?"
"Why, sir, thereare no acute symp
toms, but for about a month past he has
been afflicted with somnambulism, and
we fear that unless the tendency is cor-
rected the most serious consequences
11 X ou say helns .walked m his sleep,
for a month past?"
."Yes, sir." - ' ,-
And never did previous to that" Jj
The doctor mused. "Ofl what-does
your family onsist, madam?" he inquir-
ed. "Myself and my son, the two kitch-
en servants, and Celeste, the chamber-
maid, who only came'last months
Just at this moment, the Jast-named
person entered. She was a plump,
rosy -lipped French girl who waited up-
- " -
lil out I
, particular so. I thinl
you said she had been-with you abou
a montti, aid you not r
"Then, madam "said the doctor, ris?
ing and taking his hat, ''allow meaosay.
that any apprehension of your son'g;
health , would-be superfluous. As long
as that young woman's, roomys accels
ible to George, I fancy his somnambulfc
habits will continue. And rnadam un-
der those circumstaces I really? don't
wonder at it."
We rather imagine that rather toolc
the old lady. ,
An Srisli libye Letter.
Ocjh Paddy I sweet Paddy, if I was
ye're daddy I'd kill ye wid kisses in-
tirley. Ifl was ye're bruther, and lilfe-
wise ye're mother, I'd see that ye wentto
bed airly. To taste of ye're breth X wild
starve me to 'Beth, and lay off mehoops
altogether ; to joost have a taste of ye're
arm on me waste, I'd larf at the man-
est of wether. Dear Paddy, be mine,
me own swsite-valuntine ye'll find me
both gintle and civil ; our life we will
spind to an illegant ind, and care may
go dance wid de divil. Bridget.
The following daguerreotype of his
Majesty was 'given by a negro preacher
in virgma to Iiis "culied brcdren ;'
u "Stan side, niggers', let me tell you I
hab a dream and see de debil. He hab
an jeye like de moon ; he hab a nose
like a canoe ; he hab a ear same as a
bacco leaf; he hab a shoulder like de
'Blue llidge, and a tail like de rainbow!"
- - -Got Him-t- -- .
JFe -have recovered, possession bf
"thatsame blackbrindle bull pup" which
was stolen from ns. Twice has he beenj
stolen, and twicea short advertisement
in the "Flagt' has brought hira home.
Suppose we had stuck the advertisement
up at the postoffice, do you!hink we
wrinlfl Imvo crnt Viim? f4TiJnrrr titna "
A yaxkee laid a wager with ajjutcb-'
man that he could swallow him. Bid-
ding him stretch himself upon the table,
he listened with his teeth upon the
poor fellow's big toe, and gave it a hard
nip. "iut i you isn bitting mer roar-
ed the Dutchman. "Why, you old. fool,
do you think I am going to swallow
flgF'George, what does CA T spell?
'Don't know, sir.'
AVhat does your mother keep to catch
mice ?' " .
'Trap, sir.' J$
. 'No, no, what? animal is very fond of
milk?' . rj
'A baby, sir.'
'You dunce, whas Jsas it scratched
your sister's face?' "
y nails, sir.' rf
Tam out of patience. JJDhere, do you,
know that anipal on the fence?'
a'Ygs, sir.' v
'Then telljne what C A TsspellsV
'Kitten, sit?' , - - :
'Vv4-4-1 v'v V Av
'. pretty '
Tlie Young" Widow
She is modest, bat notbashfal,
Pree and easy, but not bold: "
Like an apple, ripe and mellow,
--Isbt too young and not too old;
Half inviting, half repulsive,
JKbw advancing and now shy
Theie is mischief in her dimple;
There is danger in "her eye.
,. She has studied human natnrej
Sis the mistress of all Hearts:. "
She can tell the very moment
When to sigh and when to smile,
0, a maid is sometimes charming,
Bat a widow all the while!
Are you sad? how very serious
Will her handsome face become 1
Are you angry? she is wretched,
Lonely, friendless, tearful, dumb!
Are yoa mirthful? how her laughter,
Silver-sounding, will ring out!
She can lure, and catch and play you,
As the angler does the trout.
Ye old bachelors of forty,
Who have grown so bald and wise,
Young Americans of twenty,
With the love-looks "in your eyes,
You may practise all the lessons
' Taught by Cupid since the fall j
-But J know a little widow L
Who can-win and fool yon all. t
- Tlie Ybyage of Life..,
Sailing down the stream of time .
Looking back to view the. shore.,- -WJiereay
early years began,,
o retiace them never morel
Often by the way I've lost, -
Little baiqnes that sailed with me,
Some were mien tempest-tossed,
. Others sank into the sea. -t
Eyes that beamed on me so bright
,- When I started on life's niaio;,
fClosed, while yet 'twas morning light.
Closed, andopened ne'eragaiu.
Hopes, J;liat sparkled in the sun
" Diainond-hke one every wave,
Sank whenvhiN6ws. burst upon s
Sank and only left a irravef" '"
Still my little baTqne is sailing,
Down the'i apld slreun of time';
Mt"i- ."J.v"CrUy. "'"-'V'
-ri iixii 1 1 kiri j- :iif i rTiimr ininn
Hanss a rambow over head; y
MVlid the ciouds;a golden trar;
tid. one'occan's darksome bed
BricaTTT-irvrflm pvnnino- ?tnr.'
' And an angel, gathering-np
? CfeHopes lonjr bnried in the sen,
i - ' - "
vhen I reach the heavenly port
I w TV ill rnztnrr t.hpm nl
Will restore them all to me.
ewton Spoiige GalC.
The weight of twele iap:s in suffar, the
tweigh of seven eggs in flour; beat the whites
of the egirs to a froth, also beat the" yolks
well; add the sifted sugar to the, whites then
pne in tne yoiics anu ine nonrj aaa aisp tne
grated rind and,j'iice of three lemons.
The following receipt for tlie cure oftbe.
consumption, colas, sc, is puonsnea ny tne
Guthbert (Ga.r)- Beporter, at the instance
of a minister.there, who is informed that the
rnmpfl v is infnllihlft Th is simnlfi pnnnnrTi?
Take one quart of pore gin, on gill of fresh
turpentine, just, as it comes from the "tree,
mix well, and let it stand twenty-fours, then
add 'half a pint of dear honey, and shake
Take one table spoonful three times a
Sulphur. Our stock owners can. ap-
ply sulphur with great benefit to .their
stock. To kill lice in hogs, sheep, horses,
&c, mix a little in some lard and rub
on the animal. But if the precaution
is taken to mix a small amount in their
feed a few times a week, every , thre
months, your stock would not be troub-
led with lice.
To Cure Hiccough. It is no gen-
really known that a piece-of loaf-sugar
will "instantly- stop?-thetmost trouble
Irish Potato Cakes -Add a cud of
sweet ccearajto a quant- boiledNmashed
nntatoes. Silt it and stir flour enoucrh
to make a paste, as little flour as will
answer the purpose) and oake it on a
boardtbefore the fire, or in a floured tin
Dr Bennettfa professor of some cel-
ebrity, considers it an invaluable article
of diet, and ascribes to it very important
--- s -'
1. That the-tomato is one of the most
powerful aperients of the Materia fedica,
and thatin all those affections of the liver
and organs whe're calomel is indispensa-
ble, it is the least harmless remedial
agent known to the profession.
2. That a chemical extract pill can be
Hsede the use of calomel in the core of
fcyui.iw.mvA nwm " niinimtiumw o-H"'
I 3. That he has successfully treated
uiarrnoea witn xms article aione.
4. That when used as an article of
diet it is a most soverign remedy for
dyspepsia and indigestion. '
5. That the citzens in odinary should
make use of it, either raw, cooked or m
the form of a catsup with their 'daily
bread as a most healthy article.
Garden. Work for Marcli,
This is, probably; the most important
mpnth to-the Southern Gardener- All"
though many seeds went into thegrotrad
last montht yet nine-tenths had better
have been in their seed papers until rjowJ
Continue to plant all kinds of vegetables.
Now plant melons, cucumbers. &e?
Stick the early English Peas. Plant the
late marrowfats. Thin out celery. Ear.
,beds,mar now b&,transplanrea"in to r.
Potatoes; fill in with straw, between the
ridges of potatoes akeady up and grow-
ing; this wftt keep the potatoe ground
moist whennhe dry weather comes pn
and increase the-size and .flavor ofthe
tuber. Now mulch the grqund arounaK'
the English peas; it is not-enocgb that1 ",
the ground should beshadedafewuches" 2
from thelvjnes ; it should he feet insleaa.
rofHnches. The earlv varieties of Ens
lish peas shaded in this manner, will-
bloom and,bear through the whole sum.
mer. Asparagus will now befit to cut 7
keep the weechs down, with a top.dress-"
ing of salt tathe beds. Snap Beans-are
Lin-someisectionV subject to the$epreda-
kfciouoi a,iiy,wnicn eass tne nrsc ieaves,
thereby retarding the growth and stunt?- -ing-the
fruitf the plant. We have
found a dressing of Gypsum over the
plants, wjien, the-,dew was1 on in the
mo'rmno. an infallible remedv- norarntrf: ..
-tblir depredations ; if Gypsum cannot
oe nau, gooa unieaeneu asnes answers a
very-good pmrpose. Inmanjyporj;ions'
ogthe bouth, trosts areyet to be dread
ed, and all tender vegetables, like beansr.
egg-plants, melons &a, shonld 3?bave
ksome protection at hand,, so that wiubjfc
ithe prospect of a cod night the tendea
plants may be saved. We cannot tool
often caution gardeners about planting
.too thick,and about judicious tWnningfp,
when. the plants are up. Ten times as?'
Irnany -vegetab wortrld be raised if cSr
ly one-fburthr the seeds were'plantedolsi
taney were properly tninned. , t$
XJie-rFai-mer's Hoine.,f -
TheQsmess of the farmer is at home
-ifepleasures, are home pleasures andT
. jVi.uub i iuo tuiuviuouiyvi
JSU2A31i'SCx.gf- - - ,-TTpi
excnjng marts, TofcdBwEce hta efe
MINI MMl III
ingsm contriving nev schemes.
Lplans fpraccumulating wealth i?r avert
ing anticipated Joss. Too seldomarerthe
hours or days he snatches from qusiness
htqme.- The merchant mapi; along -Jr
recreation devoted-to a auiet .
home pleasures thejsflo not satisfv the -
I ever-feverish brain that craves excite
ment even m its repose The watering- '
place, the concert, tbeThaTrey-tfhacaii
vivial party, and the wine-cup, consti? -tute,
in too many casesr thesleasures
of our, men of wealth. It is sfated that
a merchant who recently failedffn-ono,
of ourlarge"eities, onberng asked what" -
he intended to do, replied that he should, '
"first go and get acquainted with hisr
wife and children." This, perhaps was
an extreme case yet too manyaafe
stranger at home I How happjShe
man vho feels that he-has a true' hom&
the temple of his household, goods,
wherehe reigns as patrianjb&priest and-
king a refuge from rage and malace,
shelter from the storms of lifej, that no -
1 loss of wealth, no change of circumstan:
cescan aftect, arose withoutathorn
a"sun that knows no settinsr.
We do not know the author of-the
following beautiful and comprehensive
notice of treesr but we thinl? its perusal -will
cause many of pur readers to invol
unfarily and heartily respond to the fa-' .
miliar and p'opular language Outhe song
"Woodman, spare that tree" r
"How beautiful, most beautiful of
t earth's ornaments, are trees .Wavin"
out on the hills, and down in the vallevs?
in wildwood or orchard, or singljby
'the wayside, God's spirit and benisQir
seem to us ever jpresent in trees. Bbc .
their shade and shelter to man and brjte;
for the music tlfe winds make amonr
thelrHeaves; and 1iie birds inrfr5!
branches ; for the fruits and flowerslhW
bear' co delight the palate and thefeye,
and the fragrance that goes outMpward.
iiruiu tucjn luievci, s are worsmpiui
"Under his own vine and fisr-tree'
what more expressive of rest, indepen
dence and lordship in the earth i Weil
may the Arab, reverence in the da!te-
palm n God-given sourceof sustenance.
Dear to theSpaniard is the oljye, and. to
rne Jtiinaoo nis oanyan, wherein, dwells
the families of man, and the birds of
Heaven build their nests. Without
I tree3 what a desert place would be our
earth naked, parched, and hateful to
the eye Terhow many are thought-
less of the use and beauty of trees. How
many strike the ax idly or wantonly at
their roots. Apove all other thinn
the landscape we would deal gently
with trees, ifost beautiful where mi
Las God plants them, bubeautiful even "'
& pmuteu uy tup poorest art orralm
trees should be protected and preserved!
"If he is a benefactor who causes two
blades of .grass to grow where onegrew
before, how much greater his benefi
cence who plants a tree inome waste,
place, to shelter and shade, to draw
thither song birds, and to bear fraTtfer
man.j Piant trees, O maih thnl-ei
wasteland I and he-capful of thosethafc
are planted; - - - .
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