Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 40, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 1, 1845 Page: 1 of 4
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From the United Stales Gazelle.
THE LAMENT OF THE WIDOWED
I'm thinking- on thy smile Mary
Thy bright and trusting smile
In the morning of our youth and love
Ere sorrow came or guile;
When thine arms tvere twined about my neck
And theiieart that throbbed or me alone
Was nestling- close to mine ! .
I see full many a smile Mary
On young lips beaming bright;
And many an eye of light and love
i Js flashing- in my sight:
But the smile is not for my poor heart
And the eye is strange to mo
And a loneliness comes over my soul
When its memory turns to thee 1
I'm thinking on the night Mary
The night of grief and shame.
When with drunketi tavings on my lips
To thee I homcwa'rd came:
O the tear was in thine earnest eye
And thy bosom wildly heaved
3 'Yet a smile of love was on thy cheetc
"""" Though the heart Avas sonly grieve! !
But the smile soon left thy lip? Mary
And thine eye grew dim and s. d ;
For the tempter luri d "my steps from tbee
And the -wine cup drove me mad :
From thy cheek the roses quickly fl-d
And thy ringing: laugh-was gone
Yet thy heart still fondly clung lo me
And still kept trusting on.
O my words were harsh to thrr Mary
For the wine cup made mc wild ;
And I chid thee whan thine P3rcs vi re sad
"And I cursed thee when thry smiled
God knows I laved llipe etfen then
But the fire was in my b ain
s And thtrcurscnf drink was in my hmr'
To make my love a bane.
?' 'Twas a pleasant home of our? Mary
In the spring-time: of our 'life " ' '
When I looked upon (hy sunny face
' And proudly called lbeewife
And 'twos plwtsant wh n our children played
Before our cottage door;
But the children sleep with thee Man
1 ne'er shalt see them more!
Thou'rt resting in the church yard now' -
And no stone is at thy head ;
But the sexton knows a drunkard's wife
Sleeps in that lowly bed ;
And he says the hand of God Mary
Will fall with crushing weight
On the wtetch who brought thy gentle life
To its utitimely fate !
But he knows not of the broken heart
I bear within my breast
'- 'Or.the heavy load of vain remorsp
J That will" not let me rest;
88: He knows not of the sleepless nights
' r . When dreaming of thy love
I seem to see thine angel eyes
3 A Look coldly from above.
. tisttoi. j have raised the wine-cup in my hand
j mw tc And the wildest strains I've sung.
Till with the laugh of drunken mirth
t4T . The echoing nir has iung;
J ho; -ifjut a pale and sorrowing face look'd out
From the glittering cunon me
i fv -"And a trembling whisper I have heard
That I fancied breathed by thee 1
so i .
' Thou art slumbering in the peaceful grave
And thy sleep is dreamless now
1 But the- seal of an undying grief
Id on thy mourner's brow
And my he irt is chill as thine Mary
For the joys of life have fled
And I long to laytny aching breast
' With the cold and silent dead !
Goodness. Let the misanthrope grumble as he will
there is many a sunny spot to cheer the path of life. An
incident -trifling in itself but charmingly illustintive of
benevolence and virtue passed under our window last
.Monday - A little girl was crying along the jiavemnt
overburdened by two baskets of chips.
What is the matter child" said a lorely young lady
in kindest accents.
'They are so hi avy" replied the girl selling down
"Te.ll me where you live and let me Cu. ry one for
She wotil I not tell her residence.
r "Well mv little friend do you-take one basket home
and I. will stay here and guaid the other till you return
. With a bright smile away trudged the liny porleress
and there stood the benevoh nt lady the daughter of one
whose name is an honor to the city whose high snseof
duty and whose un leSdmg integrity the Chancellorship
"Ofthc Exchequer rou'i noL move ''for modern drgenera-
cy had not reached h..ai5'' The child focnil her treasure
safe and lhat charming lady (God bliss be- ) stppped
liffhtlv on her nay hpr hrart swelling wi. emotions
that the wisest and the best might envy. S!
pie deed :and blushed to find it fame." U &
-'id a sim-
Gazetle. A Proof of Sincere. Affection A Flemish painter t n-
tertfrining some doubts c-f the affection of his wife and be-
ing anxious to ascertain if she really loved him one day
stripprd his breast nakpd and painted the appearance of "a
mortal wouna on nis sicin ; nis nps anu cneeKs ne pamu a
of a livid color and on his palleite near him he placed
his knife painted on the blade with a blood-iike color;
he then shrieked out as if he had been instantly killed
and lay motionless. His wife hearing the noise ran into
his study was horror struck at the appalling spectacle
'uttered an unvoluntary scream fell down in a swoon and
'in a few minutes became a lifeless corpse.
THE HERO OF THE HERMITAGE.
We find in the Tenton (Ten.) American of the 28th
of August an eulogy on Andrew Jackson dilivercd at
Charlotte on the I7lh of July by J. G. Harris Esq.
Tho following extracts which include the last will and
testament of the lamented chief will be read with deep
His last will and testament being of record in the
courts there can be no impropriety in refering to so much
of it as illustrates his patriotism affection and chivalry.
After bestowing his entire t slate upon his adopted son
and namesake with the exception of a few presents there-
inafter to be named he piocceds I give the exact lan-
guage of the instrument as writun in his own plain and
steady hand :
"I brqu'ath to my well beloved npphw Andrew J.
Donelson &c the elpgant sword printed to me bv the
State of Ttnness-'C with this injunction: that he fail not
to use it when neciss-iry in the support and protection of
our glorious Union and the proliclion of the Constitution
al rights of our bilovtd countiy should they ever be as
sailed by foreign cnimiea or domisttc traitors.
This bequest is made as a mtmento of my high regard af-
frclion and esteem for him as a high minded hone si and
"To my grand nephew Andrew Jackson Coffie I le-
queath the elegant sword presented lo me by the Rifle
Company of New Orleans commanded by Capt. Beal ns
a memento of my regard and to bring to his recollection
the gallant services of his deceased father Gen. John Cof
fee in the late Indian and British war under my com
mand and his-galiani-canduct in dfJenc.eoLNew Orjerfns
in 1814 and 1815 wiih this injunction : that he wield it
in protection of the rights secured to the American citizens
under our glorious Constitution against all invaders
whether foreign fors or intestine traitors.
"I bequeath to my h- loved grandson Andrew Jackson
son of A. Jackson Jr and Sarah his wife the sword
presented to me by the utizensof Philadelphia with this
injunction: that he always use it in defence of the Consti-
tution and our glorious Union and for the perpetuation
of our re-publican system remembering the motto
"draw me not without occasion sheathe me not without
"Tho pi&ols of Gen. Lafayette presented by Gen. La-
fayette presented by him to Gen. Gtorge Washington
and by Col. Win. Robertson presented to me I bequeath
to George Washington Lafayette as a memento of the
illustrious personage through whose hands they have
passed his father and the father of his country.
"The gold box presented to me by the corporation of
the city of New York the large silver vase presented to
me by the Ladies of Charleston South Carolina my na-
tive State with the large picture representing the un-
furling of the American Banner presented to me by the
citizens of South Carolina when it was refused to be ac-
cepted by thn United Stales Senate I leave in ti u5t to
my son A. Jackson Jr. with directions thai should ourx
happy country not be blest with peace an event always
to be expected he will at the close of the war or end of
the conflict present each of said articles of inestimable
value lo that 'patriot residing in the city or State from
which they were soverally presented who shall be nd-
judgid by his countrymen or the ladits lo have been the
most valiant in defitcc of his countiy and hii country's
"The pocket spy glass which was used by Gin. Wash-
ington during the revolu'ioriary w-ar and presented tome
by tVTr: Ctistfs iinlngblfi uurmd with my dwelling-
house the Hermitage I can mahe no disposition of the-ni.
"As a menu i:io of my high regard for General Robert
Armstrong as a gentle man patriot and soldier as well
for his meritorious military services mider my command
during the late British and Indian wars and recomim rid-
ing tbe gallant bearing of him and his gallant little band
at Enotocohpko-cre-fij -w hi n falling JespeiattJy wound-
ed he called out : :My brave fellows 1 some may fn" but
save the cannon" as a memento cf?!i these things I
give and bequeath to him my case of pistols and sword
worn by me throughout my military career well satisfied
thai in his handsthey w ih neve r bedisgracrd that they will
never be used or drawn without occasion nor sheathed
but with honor."
How beautiful the injunctions w hirh accompany the
bpquests of ihe dying patriot 1 He had preserved his
own sn ord pure and unsullied ; he had guarded tbe stain-
less emblems of a nations gratitude as a priceless treas-
ure ; and when he was approached by the great earthly
conqueror ofall mankind hegracefully surrendered them
into chosen hands with a prayer and a command that
they should never be dishonored.
Nor was he thoughtless of her who had watched his
bedside for years. In recognizing and confirming a mar-
riage gift to the wife of his adopted son he said: "This
gift-and bequest is made as a token of my great affection
for her a memento of her uniform attention to me and
lcindntss upon all occasions. When worn with sickness
pain and debility she has been more than a daughter to
me and I hope that she will never be disturbed by anv
one in the enjoyment of this gift and bequest."
The exalted sphere of the ladies which his heart ap-
preciated his hanel was ever ready iu acknowledge. He
successfully threatened the recreant soldier with the fear
'of their frown as a preventive of desertion he was ac
customed to spsak of them as "last at the cross first at the
sepulchre and foremost in the cause of justiceaud human-
ity" their defence and protection was his watchword on
the plains of Chalmette; and when after the lapse of a
quarter of a century he rerisitid those scenes of hisiarly
struggles for the last time the charming daughters ofihe
sunny South ihose whom he had protected from the ruth-
less invader in their infant cradles received him on car-
pet's of roses and loaded his venerable brow with kisses
of gratitude. Chivalrous to the last he makes them the
umpire before whom American v.tlor shall become emu-
lous upon the battle-field for the heir-looms of patriotism
He is gone. "I bequeath" said Jiein his last will and
testament "my body to Ihe dust w henre it came and my
soul to God ho gave it hoping for a happy immortality
through the alonipe? merits of our Lord Ji-aus Christ thc
Savior of the World. My desirp is that my body be bu-
ried by the side of my dear departed wife in the gardm
of the Hermitage in the vault there prepared."
The funeral orntor at his burial held up a small ropy
of the bible which had been literally worn out by the ve-
teran's own hand who was accustomed to consult it free-
ly lo listen to its teachings to believe in its promises and
to regard it as the only anchor of his spiritual safety."
Decay in Peack Trees. A singular fact says the
Southern Planter and one worthy of being recorded was
mentioned to us a few days since by Mr. Alexander Duke
of Albemarle. He slated that whilst on a visit to a neigh-
borhood his attention was called to a laige pearh orehanl
eveiy tree in which had been totally destroyed l.y .he.
ravages of the woi: with the excrpii- n of three ird
these three were probably the most thrifty and flotri-limg
peach trees he ever s . The only c"se of ther su v-ri-ority
known to his how was an exn mtnt made . con-
sequence of observing il...t those pn's rf worm-ec. im-
ber into which nails had been drnen were gem ally
sound When his trees were about a year old he had
selected three of them and driven a ten penny nail through
the body as near the ground as possible; whilst the
balance of his orchard had gradually failed and finally
yielded entirely lo ihe ravages of the worms these three
trees selected nt random treated precisely in the same
manner with the exception of the nailing had always
been vigorous and healthy furnishing him at that very
period with the greatest profusion of the most luscious
fruit It is supposed that the salt of iron afforded by the
nail is ofF nsive to the worm whilst il is harmless or ner-
! baps beneficial to the tree.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1
A writer in the Union thus describes Gen. Paredcs
Commander in Chi. f of the Mexican forces:
'He commenced his services as lieutenant under the
old priest General Mon losone of the most ablegenerals
and purest patriots that the revolution product d. Pare-
des commanded for a longtime the body of lancers who
loaned tire personal escort of that chief and in the fatal
battle of Cuantla Amilpas lost his riphl hand and saved
the life of his chief. After the execution of Moielos he
retired to the mountains whfieimong incredible dangers
and hardships he concealed himself until lturblde pro-
nounced in favor of independence; n hen he immediately
put himselfand party undt.r the orders of that General
and contributed largely to securing that independence
which they have shown themselves so incapable of appre-
ciating. He has several times been el rial Governor of the Slate
of Guadalajara and his adm uistralion has always been
characterized by great moderation strict integrity and
unwavering firmness. As a militaiv man. he is very po
pular with his soldiers. About five years since General
Moctizuma pronounced against' the government and
collected an army of three or four thousand mm iu the vi-
cinity of San Luis Potosi f Paredcs who commanded
for the government being out reconnoitring with his staff
and escort encountered his antagonist a short distance
from the two armies and defeated Moctezuma killing
him in a personal encounter with his lar.ee which is his
He also put down General Bustamento the head of the
Centralists in Mexico aud has more recently triumphed
over Siinta Anna being the first ppison who pronounced
; in his old city of Guadalajara. Paredes is now about
. fifty y airs of age and has always been lilu ral in his prin-
ciples. He resided in Philade Iphia something like two
' yrars having been expelled "fiom his mui country.
Arista is thus described :
Geneial Don Mai ano Arista who commands the van
" of the army already an ived seven miles from Malamorab
on the I2th is about forty years of age-. He is a citizen
of Nuevo Le-on of which Moiiti-re-y is the capital one
hundred and ninety miles west of Matamoraa. He is a
-powerful man being upwards of six feet aud very muscu
''lar. He is very much devote d.to agiiculitiral pursuits
having large sugar plantations in them ighborhood where
j he has successfully introduced all the rcc ut improvements
in sugar making and baking.
: Arista is considered bv his countrymen ns the mast
talented cavalry general that they have-. He was form
" erly expelled from Mexico wh n colom 1 of lanceis; and
''finding himself in Cincinnati without resources he appli
Jed .himself to the tin and copper making business and be-
icame (in five years that he spent in that oil) a first rate
' workman. Hespeaks English very wi II .ind has always
f trcite d the Americans with great kindness and whenever
prisoners (Texians) have f.illcn into his hands with great
humanity. He is readily distinguished by being remark-
iably f.iir with sandy hair and moustaches.
Ge'iieral Gaona who appeals to on b hind these two
e.hiff. i a general of artillery and commanded at S.m
Junn de UIIo.i hcn it was taken by the Fiench. He
was I-1 J y cemit maitia! for that affair.
The u.iMiti that the arn.y is marching in three direc-
tions is iineloubtrdly o a ing to the scarcity of water. I
cannot understand why Gen. Arista has gene to Mutamo I
T ras; for Oamargo on the same river sixty miies above is j
the place where they iuivp generally cantoned their cav-
?ay pasture being very abundant there and exceedingly
sc.irre in the former place. Probably he may have gone
to Matamoras with the intention of passing his baggage
across at that place in the few boats which he may find;
there being none above that point and the fcrds in the riv
er being very dangerous at this season of the year when
ihe rains might be expected every day If we hear that
he has gone to Reynoso or Camargo (lou-ns-nbove) we
rmy calculate upon his going into cantonment until Octo-
' ber or after the rainy season.
Father of Col. Almonte late minister from Mexico
to this country.
t San Luis Polosi where according to the last nc-
I counts from Aransas; (of the- 13th) General P.irede-s was
is about seven days mareh from Monterey where his
i artillery in consequence of the facility of procuring water
and travelling the wagon road would have to puss. From
1 Monterey to Matamoras is about seven days more.
Abolitionism and its Dreadful Fruiti It is incon-
testible that the Abolitionists have organized gangs of ir-
responsible and desperate menr employed to steal entice
and aid away slaves from their owners. Some of them
actually go upon the soil of slave Slates and steal away
the slaves others along the line of ihe Ohio erftice by
secret agents by free negroes by slave's by abandoned
whiles and by signals slaves to cross over where they
are afforded concealment protection and means of i scape;
and others on various routes from the Ohio river to
Canada likewise conceal nnd aid fugitive slaves lo make
good their escape. All this is an infamous nnd shameful
outrage against the laws and rights of the slave States;
an outrage against the Constitution of the United States;
and a gross and grievous violation ofall comity and justice
bet.veen the several States. And yet when peaceable
law-abiding citizens of slave State's have appealed to laws
of Ohio to secure their rights the appeal has but too often
exposed tbe weakness of the law or the strength of popu-
lar sentiment in Ohm iu opposition to their own laws!
And now we put il to the Gazette in vi w cf these notori-
ous facts that our slaves are nightly stolen by citizens of
Ohio and that her Imvs furnish no adequate remedy
against the atiociems wiong we put it to the just minded
conductors of that paper to say what is to be expected in
1 such state of the case. When a few demonstrations of the
inadequacy of the lawtoaflbid remedies against outrages
are made the law it-elf com-s to be deemed a viitual sanc-
tion of the outrages. What thin? Why an nppeal to
the law of force! The abolitionists steal slaves and the
citizens of slave holding Stale s sf izf and imprison aboli-
tionists. Tit for tat; resentment for outrage- seizure of
free citizens for stealing slaves; violmce for violence;
blood for blood; ihe law of lorre and the wi!l of the mob
override and substitute all moral and civil law ! Horrible
indeed this is; but it is legitimate of things resulting from
the principles and conduct of the abolitionists We need
not say we deplore it. All loveis of order and law must
deplore it; but wesee no escape from such horrid and dis-
graceful sce-ne's but through the disbandment of the aboli-
tion paity and their return to the duties of honest citize ns
loyal lo the laws of God and man which alike denounce
I their impertinent and insane interference in matters over
which they have neither moral nor civil responsibility.
We tell the t. azette in all sincerity aibe ' . unaffected
horror il- t blood and civil strife must ni. sariiybthe
' onseep: ire of the malign eourset.f tha ' boluionis:s.
We -"peat lor the thousandth time that tt i is no power
on eai.h to reduce or emancipate or aboli h -laverylbut
that h c' beings ee' -su-ely to the peopn of the slave
State anu that thnr Di-Vt r never can be nerer ought to
be ami never will Lo exeited while an organized politi-
cal abolition patty exists in a free State. If we cannot
have control of our own domestic questions we may ns
wpII give up our right to self-government and yield our-selve-s
at once bound hand foot and head willing vassals
of the Noith. But we will control our own affairs; and
we will resist and resent the interference of others in our
affairs "peaceably if we can forcibly if we must." Let
those who are provoking such resentment who will not
be counselled by the fraternal voice that less them lo
mind their own affairs and let us manage ours wi'hout
hinderance let them lake all the repnnsib!ity nnd all
the consequences of their flagitious and treacherous inter-
meddling. Il certainly will lead lo an awful and bloody
calastrophe if not stopped which no laws on either side
of the line can either prevent or cure. The people of
Kentucky we are sure are for law and order and utterly
abhor mobs; hut if the practice of slave stealing is not
stopped by adequate punishments under the laws of Ohio
we see no possible means of preventing bloody and terri-
fic collisions between parties of both Slates. Every good
citizen of Ohio every man who owns obedience to the
laws nnd fealty to the Constitution of the United States
who desires peace and fraternal kindness among th
States should make unceasing war upon the Abolitionists .
until they are utterly crushed as an organized political
party. There will be neither peace nor safety tilt they
are destroyed. Frankfort Commonwealth
FACTORY GIRL. OR
A STEP TO
In a sweet rural valley netled among the hills of
Massachusetts stands a pleasant village with a pictures
que mill pond and factory. Three summers ago this
hamlet was a temporary residence of two young me-n
who were apparently travelling artists as their occupa-
tion seemed to consist in sketching th scenery of the
neighborhood which was celebrated for its beauty.
Their arrival had created ome stir among the villagers
for without a bit of pretention both young men
certain dignity of manner that made them looked up to;
many a preuy mciory gin as sne inppeo 10 ner work
cast back a look over her shoulder if she met either of
the handsome gpntlemen.
Though the society of the villiacre was unusually in
telligent and the fema es were remarkable for loveli-
ness there was one famed beyond all the rest in both
mind and person sweet Edith Marther. She was an
orphan without sister or brother and lived with an aged
aunt whom she supported by her labor in the fa: lory
Edith was popular with every one. She was so gentle
considerate and kind that even those that had first envi-
ed learned at last to love her. The youngest of the two
artists whom we shall name Lovell soon became inter-
ested in this sweet creature at least if looks tones and
constant seeking of her presence were any proof he was
One day heand his friendlambered up some rocks
em a steep hill side from which the village was overlook-
ed and as they set there the bell of the factory rang and
the green was immediately covered with the girls em-
ployed in it wending their way thither after dinner
Among them it was easy to recognize the light and grace-
"Is she not beautiful? Where can you show me a
form so sylph like?" said Lovell with undisguised enthu-
siasm. His companion made no reply for a moment but then
abruptly remarked '
I think it is times we left this villinge.'
Why?' asked Lovell in a tone of surprise.
'Because if we do not you will have that girl in love
with you. Your admiration is evident to ull her frie-nds
and you are too honorable too hold out hopes you never
intend to fulfil.'
'Hold out hopes I never intend to fulfil.' -
'Yvs lor vou don't think of marrying tho girl do
'The deuce ou do' said his companion starling to his
feet in unaffected astonishment.
Lovell indulged in a hearty laugh and then asked
'Why not 1 Why for a thousand reasons. She is on-
ly a factory girl a lady of neither birth or education but
a simple country lass very good indeed in her own way
only no match for Fred Lovell. Think of presenting
her w your fashionables in town ! No no it-will nev-
er do. Shake ofFthis love fit ; pack iip-YQur trunk and
let us be off to-morrow.'
Lovell shook his head.
I am perhaps more a romantic man than you are. Har-
ry' he said 'but I have common sense about mi' and I
think I have brought ittto bear upon the question. Wc
have now been here a month in which 1 have become
preuy well acquainted with Edith. I left town webotk
left it heartily sick of its frivoltiesjand on my part with
tbe firm opinion that I knew no woman iu our city thre
that I would be willing to make a wife. The city girta
aie so frivolous so fond of parties so eager for wealthy
alliances and really so ignorant of household affairs that
for a man of rny taste to marry one of them would be fol-
ly. I am not fond of gay life I think it wastes loo much
of precious lime; and I want therefore a wife that will be
domestic and not involve me in a round of balls and oth-
er entertainments. 1 elo not wish to be a hermit; and a
few friends area great blessing and I always shall be
glad to gather around me a smul! circle of the right kind
but promiscuous fashionable visiting I detesL 1 think I
have found the partner I re quire in Miss Martha. She
is well informed agreeable simple in her taste has sound
sense and withal she possesses a large share of personal
beauty and if I mistake not has tbe power of loving very
deeply. If I marry her and take her to the city her in-
tuitive tact and she has'this in a remarkable degree
will soon supply any deficiency in manner. In short ldo
not know whe-.re 1 could make a better choice.
'How? when she has no accomplishments?'
She can sing with untaught grace; and as for jabber-
ing r rencn l aon i Know now urai wumu iuukc uei uei-
ter. She would soon learn too with her quick parts.
i-. i r wi 1. 1 l... .u. ..." ..m t.i. v..
Besides I care more to have a wife usefully informed
th:n to have one possessing only superficial accomplish-
mei.ts.' But her family 1 Recollect who your father was.
And who was hers? A worthy divine ; poor I grant
but estimable. Besides I.am above ihe cant you talk of.
If her parents had been honest care little whether they had
been of royal blood or peasant extraction. I believe with
Burns that 'worth makes the man' and the only deg-
radation I acknowledge is'thatof crime.'
Well if you're resolved on it I know enough of your
.- . . . T-. r -.i- i t n :c
oDstmacy to say no more dui lauin uovni u yuu
had a guardian and I was he I would take you from this
Lovell if you
place to morrow. rou'U thanit me ior it wnen you re-
cover your senses.'
The conversation here ceased and directly the two
friends retraced their steps to the village.
The next morning Lovell's. companion came down
stairs for a journey.
.'I am going back lo town' he said for I am tired of ru-
ralizing. The fit for that is over: and lam afraid if I
stay here I shall be as foolish as you.'.
So the two friends parted for Lovell remained behind
and in less than a wee k it was known every where in the
village that he and Edith were engaged to be married
'If you can content you r-lf with the precarious life i.f
a poc'r artist' nesaid vh- p v.old his affections 'wc may
E .i'i .uiswered by a
'icr.cn 'idinr md eloq-
of he: bright eyes so trn-
L.'. '11 adored her from
.hat ts omt-nt mipe than e
In fornigh. Ju y were t: timed - hen Lovell look his
briiL losee his ' utvts in me southern city whence ha
cam Edith's t. ting with her aunt was sorrowful but
it was made in tho p-nation ofa speedy return.
Arrived at Phi! e-lnhia the carriage drove to a hand-
some residence in walnut slree:t. It was evening and
Edith was dizzied by the glare of light burst from the
'This is the place said Lovell' assisting his wife to
alight and almost carrying her into the supeib parlor
with its Saxony carpet rosewood furniture costly cur-
tains and gilded mirrors from ceiling to floor.
'Who's house is this? Have you relatives living
thus?' said Edith surprised at so much magnificence.
It was my house it is now yours dearest !' said her
X.-NO. 40-WHOLE NO 513.
husband. 'lam not a poor artist! Tnu ajmanjlrjchja
wofldly goods' yet richest of all in you.' "" " "
Three years have passed awrtysince then and Edith
has fulfilled all thather husband foi-etoldof her. Sheilws
made the best of wives ; and is one of theraost brilliant or-
naments of the circle sho moves in. Lovell's friend mar-
ried a silly fashionable wonun and no greater contrast
in happiness exists than between these two former Triends.
A handsome rural cottage filled with all tho applian-
ces of luxury has been greeted in Edith's native village
and hither every summer she and her husband repair lo
visit her aged aunt who has been installed mistress of his
THE RICH MERCHANT.
BV MRS. JANE WEAVER.
It was night the streets werenearlv deserted the more
especially as it was snowing fast. A single traveller
however might have been seen wrapped in a ihick ove-
co.U urging his way against thetempest by the light or
dim lamps. SudJenly as he passed a ruhiuotu tenement
the figure ofa girl started up before him.
'Please sir' she said if it's only'a penny mother Is
sick and we have had nothing to eat to-day.''"
The first impulse of the moment was to go on the sec-
w. lu omp. uci iate was iuin ana paie anu ner car-
i ments scanty. Hewasamanof good impulses so ho
5 put his hand towards his pocket unending to give her a
.smiling. $ul the traveller had forgot that his overcoat
was. buttoned up tightly over his pocket
ins tocmuch trouble.' said he to himself 'and ibisU
wind is very cutting. Besides these beggars are usuallrfe'
k. nil .l: -r ... . ?-'
vucoia. i u warrant uus gin wants mis money to spenag
fh some gin shop ' And speaking harshly hiesaid I?
nave nommg tor you! it yoii are really destitute the
guardian will take care of you
The girl shrunk back without a word and drew her
tattered garment around her shivering form. But a leaf
glistened on ht-r cheek m the light of the dim lamp.
The man passed and turning tbe next corner- soon
knocked at the door of a splendid mansion through
iiuac iiuiiiy rimaiueu wiuuows a. rosy ngni streameet
out across ihe storm. A servant obsequiously gave him
entrance. At the sound of his footsteps the parlor door!
was opened and a beautiful girl -apparently about seven-;
teen sprang into his arms kissed him on the cheeky and;
then began to assist him in removing his overcoat.
'What kept you so long dear papa?' she said 'If i!
had known where you werp I would have sent the car-
riage. You never stay so late at ihe ofiice.'
'No my love I was at my la wyer's busy very; busy
and nil for you and he kindly patted her on the.wcheekj
cut now Maggy can'l you give me siirae supper V
ne usiugener rang ene- ueuana oraereu tne supper to I
Deserved. It was just sue-h an e5nea3an epicuier would !
de.Iig'.tin.justa suppurfor.a traveller on a airht Jiko '
that. " s j
Pa' said th daughter when1 it was finished. l hone
you are in gooel humor for. Thaye a favor toask of you1 1
anu sne inre-w ner arms aiounethis neck nnd looking up
intahis face with that winningsrnile and those "bcautfiul
eiark eyes of hers. 'I wish loglve-a ball on my birth-.
flay my eighteenth birth day. It will cost gh rn sight Ps
oi money ; out vou are a tfinil good papa nnd I knpw b
yon have been sucxcsfiil or you would not havu' beem at ?
your lawyer's1 '' "
Vcs my darling' he said fondly kissing her 'the cou "
ton speculation has turned out well. I sold all-of ihe
j article I had this afternoon received the money and took. 1
it to my lawyer's and tofd him to invest it in reaf estate. 5
i think I snail give up"ihesbusthess.- "" f
'O'! do do papa. But you will givi me this ball. j
'You little tease' said the father but he "spoke smil- -L
ingiy; nnd putting hi3 hind in his pocket-book. "ho teolr
LfluLa?note ofifive hundred dollars -anti placed it in JEJ
cnuas nana. -
'Take this; if it is not enough yon must have another
I suppose. But don't trouble jue qny more about it.'
Tbe next morning broke clear but ihe snow wa3 rt "
fabt deep and lay here and there in fitftie drifts block- '"-
ing up the doorways. At ten o'clock the rich merchant gf ..
was on his way to his counting room. He turned down fjj&k
the same street up which he had come the preceedin 1!L
evening. A crowd had gathered around 'the open cellar i
door ofa ruined tenement. The merchant paused to in- "-
quire what was. the matter.
A woman sir has been lound deaa duow there1 said;
one of the spectators; 'she starved to death it is said. an.d
they have sent for a Coroner. Her daughter lisa just
come back after being out all night. I believe she was
begging. "That is her moaning.'
'Ah!' said the merchant and a pang went through
hi3 heart like an ice-boltTfor he remembered having de-
nied a petitioner the night before. A yirl cowered ' . "
an emaciated corpse that lay on a heap of s'rsw iu ws
corner of the damp apartment. It was the in-a jnrl h
had feared il would prove. The merchant -vas horror
'My poor ch'ild' he said Inying his hand on her shoul-
der 'you must be cared for: God forgive me for deny-
ing you last night. Here take thls!'and he put a bill
into her hand.
The girl looked up and gazpd vacantly at him; then
sne pui DacK tne pronereu money.
It will do me norroodtno.v? shesaid: 'mother ?dpad'
l ... . . . v-: '
j ana sne nurst into hysteric teanr.
The merchant at ihat moment w
would have given half
his fortune to recall her to life.
The lesson thus learned he never forgot. The mer-
chant personally saw ihita decent burial was provided
for her mother and afterwards rook the girl into his own
house educated her for a a high station in life' nnd on
her marriage presented her.a proper-dowry. He lived
to hear her children lisp their gratitude.
The Intrurions of the Idle The elder Alifus the
famous Yenetian printer placed this inscription over his
door: "No leisure for rossiDpin2. and those only admit-
Jte(j wno come upon business which they are especially
reqtiestea 10 aespaicn m as tew woras ns possible." in
the sirae way but more gently a learned Italian wrote
over his study door that no one could be allowed to re-
main with him unless able to aid him in his labors. Ro-
i bert Boyle found. it necessary to advertise that he would
e not receive visits on certain days. Boileau observed to an
I idle and ignorant person who complained'that he never
. returnc'l his visits -'Sir we are not upon equal terms r
you call upon me merely to get rid of your time; when I
call upon you I lose mine."
A Good One. A correspondent ef "the New York
Spirit" relates the following; 'Some yea's since a
INortn Carolina lawyer yet living untlrrJoo!: to convince
a Methodist preacher of some celebrity fH- his manner
of preaching in threatening hisouditors v. nvihaiic
was injudicious; and ihat argument ana -.x mitctidns of
a milder character would be more successful. Alter list-
ening patiently the preacher relied 'My fiicndyou are
mistaken. Sin is like a terrapin you" may exhort ad-
monish ev n kick him and be will not moye : but merely
draws his head within his shell nnd your labor is lost V
but place a coal ojire on his back and he traveh Hell
fire is ihe article.
Origin of various Fruits and i?eM.r. Almonds "nra
said to come into England firai fromiBambay about 1548; ft
Appies irom oyna anoni &?? 7ipnots irsm Enjrrs
about io4U; Lnerne-s'r rm - -:tv3$ vn 1Siii
Gooseberries from F' ?f- " lw- i- r;:n
Portugal: 1523; Mu'in -rses foir It?
from Persia lot2; 1 o- ifom Kaj; 313? Rinse-
from Ausiria 1573; S ntberiien"FtanJrTi--
j Raspberries from Yirgmj? belare fL 2i j-jem cf
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