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| seventeen days,” bearing important dis | latest and most approved styles.” Nor are patches from Washington.

other physical requirements forgotten: Among miscellaneous matters, we are told supply of fresh beef is constantly on hand that “ the improvements of the age are at the old stand of B. Stringham, a little great--such as making good cheese of pota- south of the Council House;" and Charles toes, sewing more than a yard per minute White“ is prepared to drive all kinds of without hands, setting horse-shoes without stock to his herd ground at Black Rock nails, making many big candles with little twenty miles west of this city, on Monday tallow, preserving butter perfectly sweet for in each week;" and shingles are served at years without salt, restoring and preserving 5 dollars 50 cents per thousand, when the sight without glasses ; and almost every timber is furnished, and 50 cents deducted thing, except being saved without keeping when the timber is rolled on the logway, the commandments.” From this it would and the shingles removed by the owner as appear that the Rocky Mountains are no fast as they are manufactured.” barrier to the march of intellect; neither is From all these items we may form some the editor without an eye to business, for in idea of the doings of these far-western setanother paragraph, headed Rags! Rags!!tlers; there is an evident touch of originality Rags!!! he counsels his readers to “ Save about them, which will perhaps disappear their rags—every body in Deseret, save your when the great national railway from the rags ; old wagon-covers, tents, quilts, shirts, Atlantic to the Pacific shall be finished. &c, &c. are wanted for paper. The most we close our notice with two advertisements efficient measures,” he continues, " are in which appear to be unique of their kind:progress to put a paper-mill in operation - William Snow, Esq.” publishes a “ Fair the coming season in this valley, and all your Warning! Third and Last Call !--All perrags will be wanted. Make your woollen sons indebted to Sam'l Bringhurst for making rags into carpeting, and save importation.” | cradles, are requested to call and settle their Literature makes a demonstration in “ Nov. accounts forthwith, if they wish to save cost, ELS ! Novels !! all the latest for sale, by as he has gone south, and left them in my J. & E. REESE;" and the Parent School” bands for collection, for the support of his is advertised as “ under the direction and wife, who is in want of the wheat immesupervision of Professor Orson Spencer,” diately." And P. P. Pratt announces, that with a favorable prospect " for a rapid ad-he “is intending to take his departure on vancement in the sciences,” at eight dollars the 1st of January, 1851, and may be absent per quarter, “one half in advance.” Samuel for some years on a foreign mission : This is, W. Richards announces himself as the “ap- therefore, to inform bis debtors that he pointed committee to make preparation and frankly forgives all debts due to him, and give any information necessary;" and W. calls upon all persons who have demands Woodruff intimates that readers would do against him to present them for payment on well to purchase from his “ large and well or before the 25th of December next, or ever selected assortment of school-books,” “ that after hold their peace, as he wishes his family, their children may be rapidly advanced in during his absence, to be free from such anthe various branches which will be taught noyances as duns, blacksmiths, cobblers, the present winter.” The go-ahead principle lawyers, sheriffs, and butchers’ bills, &c. And seems to be not less active among the Mor- should he live to return, he would like to mons than among the other population of rest in peace, without having old debts to the United States.

stare him in the face." The "sex" are cared for by “Mrs. A. With such contents the “ Deseret News" Smith,” who “ invites the ladies of Great may very fairly claim to rank with the CuSalt Lake City and vicinity, to the inspection riosities of Literature. The sheets a hundred of a superior assortment of velvet, silk, satin, years hence will often be quoted as evidence and straw bonnets, and a variety of millioery of the “ good old times." and fancy goods;" and the fathers, brothers, and husbands of the former are assured by William P. M'Intire that “he is prepared to Luxury increases the luggage of life, and make coats, cloaks, pants, and vests, in the thereby impedes the march.

From "The Tribane."

gies, she trembled at the thought that he INDOLENCE.

might some day forget himself so far as to

strike her. INDOLENT! indolent! yes, I am indolent,

It was very sad to see the happiness of a So is the grass growing tenderly, slowly ;

union formed under the most promising So is the violet fragrant and lowly, Drinking in quietness, peace, and content;

auspices thus destroyed by brutal and unSo is the bird on the light branches swinging, meaning fits of rage, which each day be Idly his carol of gratitude singing,

came more frequent. It required all the Only on living and loving intent.

young wife's tenderness and fidelity to susIndolent! indolent! yes I am indolent!

|tain her beneath the constant grief and ter. So is the cloud overhanging the mountain; ror which she felt. One day when the husSo is the tremulous wave of a fountain,

band, in the presence of several visitors, Uttering softly its eloquent psalm ;

had given way to a more than usually outNerve and sensation in quiet reposing, Silent as blossoms the night dew is closing,

rageous explosion of temper, he retired to But the full heart beating strongly and calm. his own apartment, whither he was followed

by one of his friends-a true friend, who Indolent ! indolent ! yes I am indolent ! If it be idle to gather my pleasure

never shrank from administering a faithful Out of creation's uncoveted treasure,

reproof. Without regarding the officer's Midnight, and morning ; by forest and sea; anger, the dying embers of which still Wild with the tempest's sublime exultation ;

glowed fiercely, this friend earnestly and Lonely in Autumn's forlorn lamentation ; Hopeful and happy with Spring and the bee.

severely lectured him for his unkind and un

just conduct. The culprit listened with a Indolent! indolent! are ye not indolent?

gloomy air, and then replied: “Your reThralls of the earth, and its usages weary ; Toiling like gnomes where the darkness is dreary,

proaches are perfectly just; I condemo my Toiling, and sinning, to heap up your gold.

own conduct far more strongly than you Stiling the heavenward breath of devotion ; can do, and I make many resolutions of Crushing the freshness of every emotion ;

amendment, but without avail. My unHearts like the dead, that are pulseless and cold!

happy temper is too strong for me; and Indolent! indolent! art thou not indolent? constantly in a few hours after the bitterest Thou who art living unloving and lonely,

repentance, I find myself again breaking Wrapped in a pall that will cover thee only,

out. 'Tis terrible!" Shrouded in selfishness, piteous ghost ! Sad eyes behold thee, and angels are weeping

“It is, indeed, very terrible !" O'er thy forsaken and desolate sleeping;

“I have need of a strong lesson, and I Art thou not indolent ?-Art thou not lost? shall give myself one." So saying, be took

several turns up and down the room, pacing

with a determined step, his eyes bent on the “CORRECT THYSELF." ground, and his lips firmly closed. Evidently

some strong internal conflict was going on. FROM THE FRENCH.

Suddenly he stopped, opened a casket which Some years ago, there lived in the neigh. | lay in his scrutoire, and took from it a bankborhood of Paris a retired military officer note of a thousand francs. His friend of high rank and large fortune. Possessed watched him with curiosity, not knowing of many valuable qualities-brave, just, and what he was about to do. He twisted the honorable, there were two sad drawbacks to bank-note, applied one end of it to a lighted his character-he was violent-tempered and taper, and then throwing it on the hearth. avaricious. He married a beautiful and gen- stone, watched until the curling flame had tle girl, whom he fondly loved, but who, quite devoured the light and precious paper. nevertheless, often sought her chamber, His friend, amazed at an action which weeping bitterly at the barsh and unjust re would seem strange for any one, but espeproaches which her husband beaped on her cially for one whose parsimony was nowhen the merest trifle had excited his un torious, ran to him and caught his arm. governed temper. Often, indeed, she felt “Let me alone !" said the officer in a terrified lest his violence should be more boarse voice. than verbal; and although his fits of rage "Are you mad ?" were regularly followed by penitent apolo-1 “No."

“Do you know what you have done?" palm of her hand, “ that in that house there

“I do: I have punished myself.” Then are just fourteen doors, and no more." when no trace of the note remained, save a “ Well, then,” says the gentleman, rising in little light dust, the hero, for so we may call despair, and pacing the room with rapid him, added firmly: “ I solemnly vow that, strides “this is enough to destroy a man's whenever I lose my temper, I will inflict intellect and drive him mad !" By and by punishment on my love of money."

the gentleman comes to a little, and reseats The promise was faithfully kept. From himself in his former chair. There is a long that time the avaricious man paid for the silence, and this time the lady begins. “I faults of the ill-tempered husband. appeal to Mr. Jenkins, who sat next to me

After every outbreak, he appeared before on the sofa, in the drawing-room, during his own tribunal, and submitted to its self tea." “Morgan, you surely mean," interimposed penalty. The condemned culprit rupts the gentleman. “I do not mean any then opened his casket, and, pale and trem- thing of the kind," answered the lady. bling with suppressed agitation, took out a “Now, by all that is aggravating and im. note and burned it. The expiation was possible to bear," cries the gentleman, always in proportion to the crime: there clenching his hands and looking upward in was a regular scale of penalties, varying, agony, “she is going to insist upon it that according to the nature of the offence, from | Morgan is Jenkins !" “ Do you take me for 100 to 1000 francs.

a perfect fool!” exclaims the lady. “Do A few of these chastisements had the hap- you suppose I don't know the one from the piest effect on both the defective phases of other? Do you suppose I don't know that our hero's character. By degrees he became the man in the blue coat was Mr. Jenkins ?” not only mild and good-tempered, but gen.“ Jenkins with a blue coat !” cries the gentleerous, and ready to dispense his treasures man, with a groan. “Jenkins in a blue in ways which, if more agreeable to his coat !-a man who would suffer death rather friends, could not, however, be esteemed more than wear any thing but brown !” “Do you useful to himself than the potes which he dare charge me with telling an untruth ?" bad bravely consigned to the flames. demands the lady, bursting into tears. “I

charge you, ma'am,” retorts the gentleman,

starting up, “ with being a monster of conNOTABILIA.

tradiction-a monster of aggravation-a-a

-a-Jenkins in a blue coat! what have I THE CONTRADICTORY COUPLE.

done that I should be doomed to hear such “I do believe,” he says, taking his spoon statements ? out of his glass, and tossing it on the table, " that of all the obstinate, wrong-headed

RAILWAY VOCABULARY—SHUNTING! creatures that ever were born, you are the The system of railway travelling, like most so, Charlotte.” “Certainly, certainly, every other new thing, has introduced a conhave your own way, pray. You see how siderable number of new words into our much I contradicted you,” rejoined the lady. vocabulary, the origin of which will, proba“Of course you didn't contradict me at din- | bly, puzzle the future lexicographer. Shuntner-time; oh no, not you !" says the gentle-ing is one of such words. What can the man. “Yes, I did,” says the lady. “Oh most learned pundit make of that? What you did !” cries the gentleman, "you admit does it mean? You shall see. A Parliamentthat po “If you call that contradiction, I ary train—which, like most other Parliado," the lady answers ; " and I say again, mentary affairs—is the slowest on the road, Edward, that when I know you are wrong, I stopped at a station the other day; the paswill contradict you. I am not your slave." sengers were called on to keep their seats, “Not my slave!” repeats the gentleman, which they did; and then the locomotive, bitterly; "and you still mean to say that after a fussing escape of steam, and a few in Blackburn's new house there are no more loud sports, commenced a backward movethan fourteen doors, including the winement. “What's the meaning of this pas cellar ?" "I mean to say," retorts the lady, sbouted a passenger, out of a third-class beating time with her hair brush on the window, to a porter walking alongside. “We are getting you out of the way of the buildings, previously to this terrible visitaExpress train, sir ; she's just about due." tion. When the rubbish was removed, and And then there was a sudden joggle and a the land cleared, the disputes and entangled jolt, and passengers' heads were nearly meet. claims of those whose houses had been de ing, as if to test each other's thickness. stroyed, both as to the position and extent of “Shameful conduct this,” called out our pas- their property, promised not only interminsenger, becoming irritated; " what do you able occupation to the courts of law, but call this treatment, sirrah ?" The porter made the far more serious evil of delaying again looked up: “Eh? What? Why, we the rebuilding of the city, until these discall it shunting, sir; when the Express is putes were settled, inevitable. Impelled due, we always shunt this train through by the necessity of coming to a more speedy the points into the siding, till she passes." settlement of their respective claims than Shunt! What a confounded word! Where, could be hoped for from legal process, it in the name of Lexicons and Vocabularies, was determined that the claims and interests can they have got it! What do you mean of all persons concerned should be referred by shunt, sir ?" Porter: “Why, I mean, to the judgment and decision of two of the we are pushing the train out of the way, most experienced land-surveyors of that day from off the down-line, we are shoving it -men who had been thoroughly acquainted backwards.” “ Shoving it-shunt. Oh! I with London previously to the fire ; and, in see," observed the passenger, drawing in his order to escape from the numerous and vast head! Locomotives, brakes, and tenders are evils which mere delay must occasion, that also words in frequent use among railway the decision of these two arbitrators should men. Locomotive is an entirely new word, be final and binding. The surveyors apand explains its own meaning. The brake pointed to determine the rights of the is a contrivance for checking the impetus of various claimants were Mr. Hook and Mr. a train, by the friction of wooden blocks Crook, who, by the justice of their decisions, against the wheels—a horrible nuisance to gave general satisfaction to the interested those seated in the carriages in which they parties, and by their speedy determination of are worked; these, however, were familiar the different claims, permitted the rebuildto travellers by the old stage-coaches, when ing of the city to proceed without the least proceeding down-hill. Tenders—containing delay. Hence arose the saying above the tank with the supply of water for the quoted, usually applied to the extrication engine-were formerly known of only as old of persons or things from a difficulty. The ships waiting off harbor for the reception of above anecdote was told the other evenpressed men. Then there is the railway ing by an old citizen upwards of eighty, by buffer—an extraordinary word, meaning the no means of an imaginative temperament. contrivance of springs and framing for preventing the effects of sudden concussion be

GENIUS HAS NO RULES. tween the ends of railway carriages. You It is impossible to make absolute laws have also the chairs on which the rails are for the mind. Ben Jonson wrote “Every laid, and these chairs rest upon sleepers, Man in his Humor" at twenty-two, and Paul whether upon the broad or narrow gauge. Potter dropped his pencil before he was There are numerous other words used by twenty.nine. Occasionally the life of the the new railway class, of equal oddity to the intellect seems to run itself out in one effort. above,-though those mentioned are, per: All the pure juice of the vine flows into a haps, the most striking and the most fre single glass. Zurbaran's early picture diquently used.

vided with Raffaelle the applause of criticism

in the Louvre. Akenside, at twenty-three, "BY HOOK OR BY CROOK."

had a lustre of invention which each sucThe destruction caused by the great Fire ceeding year seems to have diminished. of London, A. D. 1666, during which some Francia stood on the threshold of his fortieth 13,200 houses, &c., were burned down, in year, when a picture by Perugino made very many cases obliterated all the boun. him a painter. Dryden was nearly seventy dary-marks requisite to determine the extent when he completed his charming copies of of land, and even the very sites occupied by Chaucer. Michael Angelo had very nearly

reached the years of Dryden when he gave | Third was painted at seventy-two, and his the “ Last Judgment” to the world. The magnificent “Martyrdom of St. Lawrence" splendor of Titian shone most towards its at eighty-one.- Willmott's Pleasures, 06setting : his wonderful portrait of Paul the Ijects, and Advantages of Literature.


IN A BUNDLE OF GOSSIP. For once, even gossip is at fault, and there, What the details of the plan are do not is not a scent upon this June grass, for even leak out in the chance talk of the street ; the oldest of the hunting dogs. A week but there are intimations of a stone quay to ago, and as the thermometer stood at our be swept around an acre or two of water, writing table, we were counting on sum which acres are to be filled up by a gradual mer gauzes and plenty of fans, and fainting dumping the city carts, until the ocean sball fite at that: but the manager of the weather have become land. has changed the programme, and we are The scheme seems to meet with occasional shivering now under a shaggy dread-naught. loud objections; more especially on the part

Keen-witted philosophers who make fame of those commercial terrorists who foresee a in expounding the almanac, talk of unmelted change of channel consequent upon the new icebergs, which have drifted down from the Battery, and the entire destruction of the northern seas abreast of us, and which are present navigable privileges of New York. tempering the winds, that would else be How well founded these objections may be, balmy, with the chillness of their cast-off we—in common with the greater half of the vapcrs. It is as easy to be believed as most city-have no accurate meang of determinthat the philosophers tell us, and we only ing. If the plan is to furnish new Park wish that a cordial reception of the belief room for our walking thousands,—where would warm us.

sick emigrants might breathe a little life into The portmanteaus which were being bil their wasted systems, and where the chilleted for Newport and Saratoga have come dren of the poor may gambol over larger again under the key and closet of the house-space, in the snuffing of the sea-breeze, we keeper, and bide their time in the ward-commend it for charity's sake. But if it is robe.

| to be for a period of years, a foul receptacle Among the amusements which are vouch of city offal, and an eye-sore to every native safed us meantime, in the city, may be or stranger who rounds the light upon the reckoned foremost the newly projected jetty, we pray the mayor, and the council, Opera at Castle Garden. Critics say that to drop the bill and the Battery-in the the voices are good voices, and the orches. water. tra fair; we know that the place is rich and | Another city project which has the air sound. It is amusing, too, to find warmed the cool air of our adjournment of how the vast quantity of musical talk which winter,—we have already alluded to, we for the six months past has been bottled in mean the Park at the north of the town. the name of Jenny Lind, is now decanted | This plan, too, strange though it may seem upon Bosio and Bettini. Conversation only to all persons of civilized appetites, meets needs a hinge, and it will open and shut- with vigorous opposition. A prominent like a door. What was closed yesterday is daily journal contends that it is both needopen to-day; and the current flows like less and extravagant; and that it is a mere wind.

speculative fancy of landholders in that Talking of Castle Garden reminds us that quarter of the city. It is very sad to think a new scheme for enlarging the Battery has that the property of any man should be latterly engrossed no small share of atten- benefited by such a public charity; it is tion, and has even met with the approval of indeed unfortunate that the proposed Park both branches of our august city congress. is not surrounded by uninhabited regions ; it

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