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   Washington Weekly Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 9, 1860, Washington, Indiana                                 i  s. F. Horran,  '-ì' I -Ti-  «^ímmíhí  "BS SI7P.B- YOU'P.S "P-2GÎÎT TH^N CO-  Piiblii^licr »nel Propriclor.  VOLUME 7  WASHINGTON, INDIANA, MARCH 9, 1860.  NUMBER 3  (For the Telegraph.]  Be True to 7oursel£  'Maa wants but little here bcloWj Xor wants that little long.'.  There is no sentence in the English language, of more importance to the young, in the formation of youthful cliar-acter, than that which heads this chapter. Self-reliance should-J)o most forci-1)ly impressed upon the minds of the rising generation, and youth should be' taught the all important lesson of principle.  It is quite natural iu yoath to form friendships; but these friendships usually beget selfishness and egotism. This ispirit should be carefully avoided, as, 'all of us are born social beings, wo must knost surely do violence to our natures before we cau shakd oflf those ties that link us to-our kind; and in so doin would we be true to ourselves and to the destiny assigned us upon this earth?  Social attachments being the foundation of happiness or misery—the source of all that is noble and useful in life, too much care cannot be observed in forming ihem. We have but few instances on record, of friendship like to that of Da-Wom and Pythias. Yet few are the pleasures that we can sincerely and hon-5>rably enjoy without the participation of others. On the other band, solitary misery is not worth a thought compared with the misery of mind consequent upon the want of love or duty in ■those in whom confiidence has been re-poaed or intrusted.  A man may bear the heart-burning stings of ingratitude, or the inflection of wrong from such as he never loved; he may pride in self-consciousness of right, ;and may despise the opinions he never <jourted4 but if the friend on whom he has reliediprove treacherous, if the bo-■som'OnVhich he has leaned is fixlse or •regardless of his peaee., humanity can flneet with no sorer trial on earth.  Therefore it behooves all to be -careful iin forming friendships=^in fact it is only •common prudence; but to be' firm in jnaintaining them when once formed, is :a duty none can bo deficient in without 4iuftering as much pain as they inflict. Therefore, 'belrjie to yourself! . A spirit of universal piiilanthropy— brotherly love—should be entilled in the hearts of all men, for the heart that is iiot warmed by intercourse with its fel-{luw is not capable ot expanding to very great and exalted sentiments^ And this ¿illiaiice must be grafted on rirtuousfpur-*uits, and commented bj rational endearments; but we should a©t make professions to CrcEsus merely for distinction, nor despise the Publican merely on account of his poverty. The divine «ommand saj-s, 'love one another,' independent of circumstances, and if everj man would follow up this divine injunc-ition, every man would prove 'true to himself!'  Thought will teach to despise, or even make us despised, if Ave associate with infamy; but, on the other hand, a congenial disposition for what is laudable, will reciprocally endear. Such an alli-anco will gain stability from the storm, and the gales of adversity will root it the •deepen  The history of the world, as well as 'the biography of those who played iprominent part in it& great drama, is worthy of everlasting remembrance. It ^assures us that it matters but little what Bovt of danger may assail a man—^youth ■or man—if he be true to just principles. Alexander, Caesar, Hannibal, Napoleon Bonaparte, were what the world terms 'great men;' but were they 'true to themselves?' Alas! for the reality."  When Constantine the Great was cho-fien Emperor, he found several christians in office, and he issued an edict requiring them to renounce their faith, or quit their places. Most of them gave up their offices to preserve their consciences "—but some cringed and renounced •Christianity, When the emperor had thus made full proof of theirMisposition •and character, he removed all who thus basely complied with his supposed wishes, and recalled the others, saying, 'that those who would desert or deny their divine Master, would desert him, and were not worthy of his confidence.'  Lookat Tom Paine! he who was once the companion of Washington, Jay, and HapniltOn. This disciple of the Fates rendered himself obnoxious in tho sight ttf those who orittfe esteemed him; and feven deists, it is said, who had any regard fdr decency, crossed the street to avoid him. He proved recreant to iriendship—tramjjled upon religion and th« aible<^he was not 'true to himself;' And Voltaire is another frightful exam  ple of human nature devoid a just sense of principles. 'I die,' said he, 'deserted of God and man!' And we might here multiply examples and adyance happy contrasts to these miserable mortals, in the virtuous lives of Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Clay, '.Webster, Adams, Jackson, and a host of bright luminaries who 'were true to themselves!' Let those who are strufjirHnir with  oO O  'low birth and iron fortune' read history, and whilst pondering the unhappy career and miserable end of some of life's probationers, remember, that no man can be destroyed by others without fault and weakness in himself. Poverty may lay its chilling hand upon him, and congeal the brightest fountain of his life; disappointment may meet him- at every step; afiliction may strike down those dearest to him; the foul breath of slander may attempt to sully his name and tarnish his reputation; still, let him be true to himself, let him maintain a stout heart and a clean breast, and he will eventually outride the storm!  Uncle Bill.  Correspondence.  [For the ¡Telegraph.]  'Exchange.'  Mu. Editou:  I .see, in passing about, the word 'exchange,' placed over the doors of certain establishments. I have thought to myself, 'what does this mean?' and ray conclusion has been, that King Alcohol is kept in such places, busily engaged in his work of death.  I have also thought to myself, 'how very appropriate this sign!' There silver and gold are exchanged for dross; there a good character is exchanged for a bad one; a fortune, for want and beggary; sound and cheerful hearts for broken ones; good eyes for reddened ones; a cheerful and happy family, for a broken hearted companion, and Avretched, deserted children. Just look at the man go ing to the 'exchange,' and look at him on his return, bewildered, wild, or perhaps reeling until he falls into the gutter.— See the roung man taking a glass with a friend, then you soon see him with a glass too much, soon you see him a drunkard, and sooR alas! a be^i«;ar! All ijone,  OO o '  character, friends, hopes, bright prospect, good name and all exchanged for shattered remnants of character, enemies, fears, dark prospects, and a despised name.  Did I ROt see a church member go in under this sigl!? if so, let me say to him, to all, stop—look over the door—see that significant sign—then, think, think for once, for there is death there.  H. E.  Historical Facts—The Division of Parties.  In 1796, at the Presidential election betwceii the Democracy, who supported Thomas Jefierson,"and the Federalists, who voted for John Adams, the latter got every electoral vote in New England. Again in 1800 at the Presidential election —the same candidates in the field—the Federalist Adams received the unanimous electoral vote of New England.— The whole North voted for Adams on both occasions save parts of Pennsylvania and New York.  The South was nearly or quite unanimously for Jefferson.  In 1808 and 1812, when James Madison was running for President, on the Democratic ticket, every New England state voted against him, sîive Vermont. All the Southern States voted for him, except DelaAvare.  In 1828, all New England wont for John Q. Adams, except one electoral vote in Maine. Gen. Andrew Jackson was beaten in every Eastern State. Tlie South went almost unanimously for Jackson.  The New England States are nôw where they were in the days of Jefferson and Jackson—opposed to the Democratic party. After all the mutations of politics and of time, the divisiôils ofpar-ties are, geographically, about as they were in 1796 and 1800i  J^Juliu& heart. Miss Dinah,  -Why am de beloved ob my dé sunfloliVer ob de  hill, like a kind ob Cloth dev make in Lowell?  Sara—I don't know, nigger, why? Julius~CoS she's an unbleached she-ting!  Baker showed us an e^g yesterday which was seven inphes in 'cir-biimferance. Can anybody beat this?  Certainly: break the egg into a bowl Hnd beat it with a spoon.  (KT'Well dbctor, you'll fit least ¿llow that it was commanded tb preach the Gospel to every critter.'  'True,' rejdiried the Doctor», 'true enough, but theii I riecer did h^'ar that it was comralanded tft e^ery critter to preacK the gospel.'  San Axtonio, Texas,^ Feb. 20th, I860:  Mr. Editor:—  This is probably my last communication for the present, a& the time when I hope to mingle with the joys of home and friends is drawing nigh.  No object in Texas has so much of historical and military interest attached to it as the Alamo of San Antonio.— Around it clusters the memory of wounded liberty, of mangled tyranny and the fate of the enthusiastic belligerents.— Within and around its walls has been fought many a sanguine battle, in which thousands were forced to welter in their own life current.  Santa Anna here put fortli his bravest acts of military skill and bravery, and for a time boro the honor of being the great emancipator and preserver of his race. The Alamo was built nearly one hundred years ago, for the combined purpose of a Catholic mission, and a post of military defence. In its day it w^as a magnificent structure combining great skill of Architecture and masonry, now its beauty is eclipsed by the rapid advance of mechanical ^kill, and its walls are defaced by the po.^er of cannon and other implements of war which have ben hurled against it. Its walls arc of heavy block stone from 4 to 6 feet thick, so firmly cemented as to proudly defy the thunder of artillery and the power of the battering ram.  I think I am justified in ■ the declaration that the world has never witnessed deed of greater valor and truer patriotism than has been displayed Avithin the Avails of this time honored Alama. will relate one scene Avhich transpired during the Texlan revolution.  In Feb. 23rd, 1836, Col. Travis, Bowie and David Crockeit had under command, 179 Texian soldiess. Upon hearing that Santa Anna was Avitliin a few hours march of the city, with a hqst of soldiers, Col. Travis with his men etitrenched within the Alamo. In a speech delivered upon that; occasion, he (Travis) used the followingjpatriotic lan-iiuaiic: I  ÎD O j  'I am besieged by a thou^ind or more Mexicans; I shall never surrender or retreat—victory or death!' i  Santa Anna soon appearcll before the Alamo and demanded a speedy and unconditional surrender, and upon receiving a defiant answer, commmced a furious bombardment, which Avas manfully resisted by Travis and his m?n for eleven long days. Upon the 6th o{ March, at 3 P. M. Gen, Santa Anna determined to storm the Alamo, and thusj brins: the  ' i O  conflict to a speedy tcrrninati<tn. He accordingly marched against it Avith 4,000 soldiers, 800 of Avhich Averè placed in advance to scale the wallsj Avhile the others were to form around them for the double purpose of prickinr them on, and of preventing the escape of the Tex-ians. The gallant little ban| of patriots within, twice repulsed themj but OAving to long fatigue and exhaustion they Avere unable to repel Wie^ third desperate and fatal storm of the Mexican soldiery.— Over the walls they tumbled like iniuri-ated mad men, and by a forée of ninety to one, they] sacraligiously took the life and blood of the immortal sons of Texian liberty. Not one was spared to tell the sad story of their fate. (jol. Travis upon receiving a ball in his forehead fell, and Avhile iii his death struggle, beheld a Mexican approaching to dispatch him, Travis drcAV his sAvord and giving him a fatal thrust, both expired together. The body of Còl'. BoAvie was found in his bod Avheie he hàd resorted on account of sickness and exhaustion; that of Col. David Crocket in one of the small forts.  Santa Anna's loss was estimated at 1,600 men, the floAver of his army.— When Ave consider the ineciuality of numbers, the duration of the conflict, and the numbers òf Mexicans Avho Avere compelled to bite the dust', by the hands of these 182 gallant Texianfi, may we not say that the world h^'âeldom .¡witnessed such deeds of valor;. '  But, the most httmble burial was denied them. Santa Anna ordertid that their bodies be placed betAveen layers of wood and burned in front of the Alamo; the order was obeyed, and.up to this day their blood and ashes aro crying from the ground:  •Ahi call li holy ¿rouud, the placo whoreon they trod; ,  They have Igft unstairiod Avhat tljcrc thpy found,  F,ree(lòm toworshiji God.' 'thetf. S. Arniy in Texas are accom-pliehirig but little for the general good,  There are a host of officers and men sxip-' ported at an enormou-s expense to the government; yet it takes nearly all their time to Avait upon each other, and afford the necessary concerts, balls, and other entertainments necessary to men iu, a high and responsible position. I will give you a sample of the sacrifice of  A Bachelor s Love-Making  By Helex Forrest Giiaveo.  You would have kiiOAvn it for a bachelor, the moment you put your head in at the door! Blue, spicy, wreaths, of cigar somke circling up to the ceiling-newspapers under tiio table—cnstile soap in the tiny bronze card receiver—slip-  s  government propert)', which is common ipd.« on the mantel piece, and general  i confusion everywhere. And yet Mr. collars IThornbrooke—poor deluded mortal—  here.  At an auction sale, 1500 horse ............. . . .  /I j\ 7ii. -,i , 1 orín i solemnly bclived that his room was in  (damao-ed) sold at 14-conts each 300: , ^ i i- i i »» i  ^ ^, / - i-, . , the most pertect order! lor hadnth«  saddles ( damaged) sold at 14 cents each; | ^^^^^ champaign battles  800 double harness (damaged) sold ab| under the bed and sent the Avood-box  50 cents each; 1,000 good halter chains j to bear them company,  sold at 3 cents each; waiions, Bridies etc., I morning-gown over the  Tlxe Maiden and the Hero^  I'll I Olì the night of t.he battle of.  AA'hat sortofa one would you recom-niend. Miss Raymond?'  'Oh, any pretty little concern _ . send you one to morrow moriiing, if you'llj wiiif.-, I w^as se)it with a messag^ tijm accept of it,' she ad,ded, with the rosy ■ (Tenernl ,òi;ceii .to_ Count PuTask|^,a light in her cheeks ag-ain. noble Poliuidc»;, Avly,» tpok a , ;[)rómin^t,  /If—I'll—accept of it!' said Mark, fc:cli'p:u-t in our struggle for , freedom. Hi?, as; if he Avercinan. atmosphere of , teari v> as quarlered in a®neat f/irm-hou^e, i\e{}r and gold, Avith two Avings, àpj:ouf,ing oiitjttie uppor t'oris. After our business was of his broadcloth, oh either; sidè. Aiidiiini.siicvl, the Count asked mo to. tak^  jitst as he was opening h]s Ijp^ to assure Miss Lily that he Avas ready to take the precious gift to his arm^.tlien and there, Avithoiit any unnece^sai-y delay, the door opened and in Avalkcd Jones., , , .  Mark was not at all canabalijstic in his i propensities, but jiist then he poujd: haA-e and hung h is j eaten Jones up with uncommon pleasure, damp towels, And there the felloAV sat, pulling his long  in proportion. But as 'Uncle Sam has land enough to give us all a farm,' why should Ave complain.  For a month past Ave haA'ebeen having pleasant Aveather most of the time;-^ Corn planting is nearly over, and soine corn is up. Peach trees are in bloom, earth is putting on her niaritle of green,  ¡and dusted the ash besprinkled hearth moustaches and talking the most insipid Avkh his best silk h.andkerchief? He'd twaddle—sat and sat, until Mark rose in like to see a room in better trim than i despair to go. Even then he had no  that—guessed he Avould! j And now he was mending himself up, preparatory to going calling, to call on the prettiest girl in New York. Not that he was panic-ulary fond of the needle, but Avhen a fellow's Avhole foot goes through a hole on the novthest toe oHiis stockini^, and  and all nature is exultino: at the return of there isn't a button on his shirts, it's  Spring. All the rain that has fallen in the last foiir months, would not racas-  time to repair damages.  Now, as Mr. Thornbrooke's whole . stock implements consisted of a lump of urc over one inch in depth at this! pair of scissors, and  point  The Texians are piishing their battles upon Mexican soil, and seem determined to excite a Avar Avith Mjcxico at all hazards.  one needle, the mending didn't progress rapidly. His way of managing the button question, too, necessarily involved some delay; he had to cut all these useful little appendages from another The South will never be satisfied j ti^cm on, -and next week  until they have both Mexico and Cuba as Slave Territory, and you may look upon a war with Mexico as inevitable.  when the second shirt Avas Avanted,'Avhy it Avas easy enough to make a transfer again! It nevor occurred to him to buy a few buttons extra.  opportunity to exchange a priA'iite word Avith Lily.  'You—-you'll not forget—' . .  'Oh, I'll be sure to remenibcr,'said she smilingly, and half wondering at the unusual pressure he gave her,hand. 'L'ldies often do provide their bachelor friends so!'  Mark Avent home' the happiest individual that ever trod a New York i)ave-ment. Indeed, so great Avas his felicity that he indulged in various gymnastic capers indicative of bliss, and only paused in them ai the gruff caution of a policeman, who probably had forgotten his oAvn courting days—'Come, young man what are you about?'  'Was there ever a more delicate Avay of as&uring me of her favorable consideration? Avas there CA^er a more feminine ad-  Texas has declared for the Union; and j are not much trouble,' said  the fire eating editor of the New Orleans! Mr. Thornbrooke to himself as he wiped Delta, Avho usually threatens disunion the perspiration from his brovr,  as often as a baby usually cries, declares in his last issue that he never had any serious fears of a dissolution of the union in fact. So it is Avith most of tliose who are crying disunion, they have but little expectation of it, and Avhen the dui of secession has failed to terrify the North, and to force them into support of  from his brovr, 'but Arhen it comes to coat-sleeves, Avhat the miscTiiefis a fellow to do? I haven't any black thread either;' and he looked dolorously at a small tear just in his elbow where some vicious nail had caught iii the broadcloth. 'A black pin may do for to-night, and to-morrow I'll send it !to the tailor? The tact is, I ought to be j married; and so I would, if I only dared ito ask Lilian. 0, dear! I know she  sfmie retTcshments, and at the same time called out:  'Mary, my la^s,..iiary!'. j , , . Ill an instand a rosy-gheek girlente^edjjr liar face beam jpg witìi joy, .it Avould .seem» at. ilip very sound of Pulaski'8|Voice! ,, 'i)id you me. Count?' said th'd maiden, t,iniidly, . j ;; . ,. •  'How often have I told you, li/itleipAyc,* he said, bendii)^^ his tall form to Icigs her cheek; iK^t to cajl, ^e, ¡Count; cfill me dear. Pulaski.,, This is fi, Republic, mj^ littlé favorite; avc hstS'-o nó Counts, yoii  , J,.j : . 'But you are .a, County sjir,- at  home, and they say. you c{ime a l^tng Avay over the oceans.to tight for usf^:. ^ V . '1*03, Mary ycry true—Ì còrno,a Ìong Avay:—the reason w^s , I. had to come. • Now, can you get for this gentlepriananiÌ myself a little refreshment? He hasj^a long way to ride to-n,ight.' - ; , ; '  , 'Certainly,, sir/and siie went out oi^ the room like a fairy. ;  'Fine, pleasant girl,' ! said;.Pulaskij would that ,i had the. wealtli that I Jiad once! j would , send ,half,, tho j-puth hereabouts after her sweet faqe.' .. ;.,  On the morning of the,,, 11 th. of tember, 1777,,the British army a4A-an<Ì-. e.d full force tp..,Chad^'s, Ford, for the purp )se of crossing Brandywine Creek,  mission of her sentiment? Of course she land bringing on,an action, av.ith ìy.lshingT Avill come herself—an angel, breathing|ton. Sir William .ilalLdrpve MaxAvell's its airs from Paradise—and [ shall tell ¡division across the crpek by ten o'clock  common expression.  Yours truly,  W. R. SHERMAN.  In Press, and Avill be Published, on March 16th. A new Avork by the distinguished American Authoress, MRS EMMA D. E. N. SOUTHWORTH.  favorite candidates and measures,then thej would, not have me—and yet I'm not so declaration of the Delta Avill become one| certain either—if I only could muster  ¡the courage boldly J^o put the question! But just as sure as I approach the dangerous ground my heart fails me! And then that puppy, Jones, with his curled mustaches and hair parted in the middle —always hanging, around Lilian, and quoting poetry to her—if I could, have tne privilege of kicking him across the street, I'd die happy! He isn't bashful, not he! If somebody Avould only invent anew way of popping the question— somthing that v/asn't quite so embarrass-ing.'  "Our hero gave his black, glossy curls an extra blush, surveyed himself critically in the glass, and then, Avitli a deep sigh, set forth to call on the identiciU Lillian Raymond, resolving as he had done a thousand times boi'ore, that if -perhaps—may be—  Oh, the bashfulness of bachelors. When Mark Thornbrooke arrived within the charmed precincts of old Mr.  The HAUNTED HOMESTEAD. With an Autobiography of the Author. By  MRS. EMMA K. E. X. SOUTnAA^OHTlI,  Author of 'The Lost Heiress,' 'Deserted Wife,' 'Mi.ssing Bride,' 'Jndia,' 'Wife's Victory,' 'Retribution,' 'Curse of Clifton,' 'Vivia/ 'Tlie Three Beauties,' 'Lady of the Isle,' etc. Complete in one large duodecimo a'oI-ume, neath' bound iu cloth, for One  tAvo volumes, paper cover, for One Dollar.  The Publishers tiike groat pleasure in being able to present to the American public another new and charming work by the .popular American Authoress, Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Soutlnvorth. She is excelled by no living female Avriter in the Avorld. Her style is free from insipidity on the one hand and bombast on the other; and^though Ave meet Avith forcible, we are never startled Avith in-  Dollar and Twenty-Five Cents; or in Raymond's handsome parlors, velvet  *.........' " ^ carpeted, chandelierod Avith gold and  orniorin, and crowded to the very doors, vvjth those charming knick knacks that only a Avonian's taste provides. Miss Lily was 'at home,' in a bewildering pink merino dress, edged with Avhite lace around the pearly shoulders, and a crimson moss rose tAvisted in timong the rippling Avaves of her soft broAvn hair. fcJhe never looked half so pretty; and, thank Providence, Jones wan't on hand for once in his life. But Avhat Avas almost as bad, flated language. Her charactes are rarely j Lily's cousin was there—a tall, slender, under, but neA'er oA'erdraAvn. Her scenes ; black-eyed girl, with arch lips and cheeks are life pictures, her incidents founded j as red as a Spitsbergen apple. 0,jhow on facts and her sentiments' are charaoj Thornbrooke Avished that Miss Esther terized by a singular purity both of con- Allen was at the bottom of the Red Sea, ccption and expression. She has the rare faculty of saying Avhat she means, and of saying it in such a manner as that her meaning cannot be misinterpreted. In short; she possesses in an eminent degree those qualifications which are the peculiar prerogatives of a good Avriter: w'hile she delights the reader's imagination Avith her descripti\ e beauty, she applies home truths to their understanding with the force of rational conviction. The 'Haunted Homestend' has been pronounced by those Avho haA C read the proof-sheets, to be her best Avork. This is sufficent to commend it to pcrusnl, and-Ave anticipate for it a groat popularity! For sale by all Booksellers. Jt^ Copies of cither edition of the  her of my love? A house-wife—oh! the delicious Avords! Wonder what neighborhood she Avould like me to engage a residence in- how soon it Avould be best to name the day? Oh, if I should awake, and find it all a blissful drenm!'  Early the next morning Mr. Thornbrooke set briskly to work, 'rightingup thing.-?.' How he swept and dusted and scoured—how the dust flew from pillar lo post. IIoAV the romn was aired to get rid of the tobacco-smoke, and sprinkled with cologne, and beautified generally. And at length, Avhen the dust Avas all swept into one corner, and coA'cred by n carelessly disposed newspaper, he found the windoAV gla.ss murky, and polished it Avith such vengeance that his hat, hanker-chief and all, Aveiit through, sorely  at one of the lower, lords. , . . . .  The Hessian General,! Knyphausen„ Avith a large , force, advanced upon the creek and uniting svith Lord, CornAvalis, Avho connnanded.the leff.. Aving of the army, crossedat; thq upper, ford of the river and . creek. . It so happened th,at during the conflict, when- carrying orders, I passed immediately in , the direction of Pulaski's quart9Jrs, that I had, visited the . night before. Suddenly a sheet of flame burst fo,rthKthe house Avas, on fire. Near the door-Steeps lay th^ body of Mary, hor head ,cii,t open by a saber, and her brains opzing outofth^ terrible wound. I had been, there.buta half a minitte, Avhen,G'enei;ai Pulaski, at the head i>f a troop of caA'^dry gallopeti rapidly to.. the iK^use. Never si^iH X  un  damaging the hand, ancl necessiating theiftirget the expresoiò;i\ on .hi^, faç<?, aÄ,,!^"; rmcetul accessory of an old hat to sliouted like a demon on seeing the inanimate form of Mary:  'Who did this?',, , . . ,, .  A little boy, who had riot ^cen before noticed, lying on the,gra,ss . with his lo»^  kec^p out the Avintry blast for the time being. However this mishap didn't long damp his spirits; for Avas not Lily coming  Long an'd Avearily he Waited, yet ijp 1 dreadfully mangled, rej[)hed: ti winkle at thp bell gave Avarning of her! 'There they go!',, approach' 'It's all her sweet t'eminine He pointed, to a company (  'iPP  modesty,' thought he, and was content.  At length there was a peal below, and Mark's heart jurnped up to his mouth, beating like a reveille drum. He rushed to the door, but there Avas no one 6ut a little grinfiing black boy with a box. 'Miss Rnymond's compliments, and  heare do house-wife, sir!' .....  'The house-wife, you little inip of Mary fell on thejsame field. Erebus!' ; 1  'Ye.s, sir, in de box, all right!' Mark slunk back into his room Avith the box, half expecting , to see a full  of Hessians^  then some distance cff.  'ljii,ght-wheel-mcn, (jharge!' ( And they did charge. I do net. think that-one man of tliat ¡Hessian ^orp-^eA-er. left^the fieid except to be placed in the grave. _ .  The last of Pulaski wits on thq Battle-field.of BrandyAv.ine. He and his sweet  A SerxnoiL  TJiere is alit^tle sermon wq  W0UI4  or anywhere else except in that particular parlor. And then her eyes were so sharp! casement.  —he hadn't been doing the agreeable' more than four minutes aud^a half, before she exclaimed:  Dear me. Mr. Thornbrooke—pray excuse mo—but Avhat on earth js the mat-tor Avith your elbow?'  Mark turned scarlet—traitorous black pin had deserted its post.  'Only a compound fracture in my coat. Miss Allen,' said he, feeling as though his face might do the duty of all old Mr. Raymond's chandeliers put together, 'you know we bachelors are not expec-tcd'to be exempt from such things,  'Hold up your arm, sir, and I'll set it all ri<'-ht in one moment.' said Esther  ting the price of the edition they Avish, to the publishers, in a letter.  Published and for Sale at the Publi.sh-ing Establishment of  T B. PETERSON & BROTHERS. 30G Chestnut St., Philad'a.  jlC^, The Louisville Courier says that the leading editor of the or<>an of Mr. Douglas in the West, the "Cincinnati Enquirer, is H. M. Reed, the-late editor of the Cincinnati Commercial, a Republican paperi \  iZi^ Mr. Keitt, member of Congress .^rom S. C., received a dispatch on the 24th, announcin.g that his eIder ¡brotlie r, a, physican, residing at Pilatka„h(id hpcii killetVil^ his bed by soi^e, of his. negvoe.s, Tfho.almoatsevored. his head from his body; he Avas at the time confined to his bed by illness.  setting expertly to work.  'There, now, consider yourself Avhole.' 'How skillful you arc,'^ said Mark, admiringly, afterhe haduhanked her most sincercly. 'But then you have so many nice, little concerns to work with, I have only a needle and some wax, besides my ■scissorsi' • ' • ' , ^ .. : '  'Y^'ou ought to haA^e a house-wife, Mr, Thornbrooke,' said Miss, Lilytimidly lifting up her long lashes in his direction, Lily never could speak töi Thornbrooke, without a soft, little, rosy shadoAV on her cheek.  'A what?' demanded Mark, turning very red.  • 'A house-Avife.' .  '"íes, , said Mark, after ..a momei^t's hwlcward hesitation^ 'my—ray friends have told mo so very often—and—and 1 really think so myself, you knoAV. But  dressed young lady issue from it^ a la pre,ach,to the generation of mqrt that,i» Arabian Nights but no—it Avas only a ¡stepping bravely upon the .;¡s'tfige for  ' ' ..... ' ' ■ ' ' Spme  ,e New; 'IQnighi  of shijrp stars and wind music wpre into niorning amid the sacred rites, of a new; birth to, Time.^nd Eteijnity, celebrated jii Nature'^ curtained . chamber—a holi^ ness as it AVeroV. like that lie felt w,hen a a child.kissed ¡iiim,.or his friend mdd, of. he turned up the Bible that his^mother gaA'o him, .from tJiO bottom .of his ^ruiiky uAvay form hi)me—he Avill li/eed it, it may, be; or if not be, then the,, man that thy sermon yesterday njade s9riou8, r^memi bering, Avondering, mourning, repenting and resolving. , . . . . ..  SAvearing—that is the, subject^ thq rfticnal vice—Avhat the bpst. g^eutlemart oes, and the biggest, ^lackguiurd;the  liitle blue velvet book, and full of com-1 another act in the drama of life. p:lrtnieuts in azure silk, thimble, and all ¡clever follow, tyho sat i^p.fortb the nice little work table accessories! Year, and fel^ort of .q%er'as tf 'And she calls this a house-Avife!' gioaned Mark, in inettablo bitterness of spirit at the downfall of his bright visions. 'But I won't be put off so.'  Desperation gave him courage, and off he hied to the Raymond mansion, determined to settle the matter if there Avere forty Joneses and Esthers there.  But Lillian Avas all alone, singing at her embroidery in the sunhshiny window  any  'Dear me! Mr. Thornbooke, is thing the matter?'  Perhaps it was the shadoAV from the splendid crimson cactus plumes'in the Avindow.that gave her cheelc such a delicate glow—perhaps—but Ave have no sight to speculate.  'Y^'cs.' And Mark sat doAvn by her side, and took the little trembling, fluttering han<l. •Y'ou sent me a house Avite this morning?'  Wasn't it right?' faltered Lilian.  «It wasn't the kind I Avantcd at all.' Not the kind you Avanted?'  ¥  d<  poison of he air AvfTTiroathe, the, jangle out of tune in the song ,of Lnbor ari,d plea--sure; and. the worm of the rosebud of youth, the rot in the best fruit of sopiety, God's name is horribly profanedjiii this country. There is an .^»"orioaii ^iiii,.Eu-. rope Avho gives continual delight to thq people at tlie hotel Avherc he lives, by thci ingenuity he displays in making oaths! llei  'No. I prefer a live one, and I came j That is his excellent trait, his capital, to see if I couldn't change it, I Avant one ¡Most of our young men would not fear tQ Avith brown hair and eyes—somethin.ir, in try tkill with him in this way. Th,o. -  short. Miss Lilian, just your pattern Can't I have it?'  Lily turned Avhite and then red— smiled, and then burst into tears—and tried to draw aAvay her hand, but Mark held it fast.  imprecations that go up in hideous din,' in places where men meet as social creaT. tures chill the fresh heart and griovo. angels ministering, aAvay. You ,heor th¿m» in the streets. Tender, mouths blurt curses such as the damnçd "»i^iUj  ÎÎO, no, doar Lily; first tell me if llLifea comody! A tragody! can have the treasuo l ask for?' molodraina, ail aglamwith. perdition!.,  'Yes,' she said, Avith the prettiestcon- Swearing is {,i habit. WeknowTXMJi^ clusion in the Avorld; - anti then, instead Avho blusdi whoh they are told of an «U^ Ofr<'lea.sing tho captive hand, the unrea- and in tl^io sam» l^roath c^ursiv their ©nçji sonable Ibîow took possession ol' the | weaknoss. Habits are cprigiblo, otÎiei', too. But, as Ldv did not ubject, ! its. And hoiti h the •pr;ictiblo;,<i]i>jijicaj;  AV0.suppose it Avasall right.  And that Avas the odd path by Avhich Mark Tliornkrooko diverged fr'oni ihe walk of old bachelorliood, and ;meppecl into the respectable ranks of mairimo-  ; :„ ,- . itI-iirYou know mock modesty as you , do mock turtle soup, from it being the 'product of a calf's head.  tion' . of <»ur .sermon.  litilo honest New YoffeV  that is not fair, but» pi,inogyriofj M. dead T^'tust be, (or-rwe,  cannot, send peo^îû tò,h«ayen. for uotl^-  ________L_ ™ .. ».  _LJ______  s^iâiSiài   

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