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(From 'Nea('s s!itarday liar/elf ie.)
MY FIRST PARTY.
BY .1. R. PORTER.
"I was not shaped for iquiettve nicks.
Nor made to court an amorous look in, giant tt
There is no period in a person's life more awk
ward or embarrassing, than when he divests him
self i?f the trammels and confinement of a school
hoy's life, and takes his station in the world—his
own lord and master.
Neither my education, habits, nor taste, fitted me
for fashionable life Nature had done still less for
me; for while at school, I enjoyed the repetition
of being called theAgliest looking boy in the villages
My mother has often told me that when a babe, I
was frightful to look upon, but she then comforted
'herself with the old adage, that "an ugly child chan
ged to a handsome marl." • But as I grew in years,
the contracted features of my ugliness expanded
into hideousdess, so that when I left my paternal
roof, I was considered the eighth -wonder of the
' • At 'eighteen I obtained , a situation in a retail dry'
goods store—and with light heart and, willing hands,
I engaged with much assiduity iivmy newt .avoca
lion. I had been in B abouta a month, when
one night as I carob to my boarding house, a note
was handed me by the servant. The pink paper,
the green sealing wax, and the general appearance
of th% note, quite startled me, and it was !several
moments ere I was sufficiently composed to open
it—however, I regained my self possession, broke
the seal, and read—
" Mrs. Kemp requests the pleasure of Mr.
Michael Snider'a company, on Wednesday evening,
The Kemp family was one of the most fashion
able in the city. My father became acquainted
with Mr. K. the winter be was sent a representative
to the General Court, and is said to• have assisted
him very materially-in passing a favorite measure
through the house. •
The next morning I held a consultation with my
friends, as to the'propriety of accepting or refusing
the invitation. I gave the note to the oldest clerk
and requested his advice. Ile read the billet vory
carefully, then measured me with eyes from head
to foot, he toarst out into an intolerable fit of laughter.
"flow like the deuce you will'look in a party,
Snider; why you will frighten every lady out of the
room. However, go by all means—you will make
an assortment ; but take care of yourself and I will
give you a few lessons-before you make your de
Such was the kind advice of my friend ; and 1
vas soon persuaded to accept the invitation, and.
ietired to the desk to write an answer. But here
was trouble. I had never written a note in my
life; for in our village, when a party was to be giv
en, one of the house walkel round and gave a ver-
W invitation to the guests and mr.de them say
whether they would come or not; as mother said,
people wanted to know how much cake to make,
and how many walnuts to crack. However, an
answer must be written. in the first place I took a
sheet of foolscap paper, and with my penknife cut
an exact pattern of the note had received ; then
ruling four lines with my thumb-nail, I requested
one of the clerks to mend a pen for me, and I went
to work. .
I will not describe the agony I suffered during
t one weary hour in attempting to reply to this note.
`A dozen sheets of paper 1 defaced ere I was able
to write a decent answer. 1 either buian too near
the um of the paper—or lien out a word—or ip re;
fernto the dictionary• I round I had migipelled ;
in fine, I had nearly exhausted all my paper and
patience, when- a version struck me which I thought
I began again and wrote the following :
"Dear Madam—.—l got your note last evening,
asking me to your [Muse next Wednesday ; and as
father told me to get into good company if I could,
I guess i t'll come. Your friend,
raw no impropriety in this diction—so I folded
the note, scaled it with a wafer and having no one
to ooey my summons, I was obliged to leave it My
self on my way home at night.
In dressing for the party, when the night came;
my knees began shaking, and my whole body suf
fered under such excitement, that one would have
supposed that I was under the operation of a gal
vanic bihery. In the act of shaving, I lacerated
my face in several places; in brushing my teeth I
used the shaving brush instead of the proper imple
mint. I washed my hands with the tooth-powder
brushed my hair with the shoe brush :in fine, my
wits'wemo disordered, that I was unconscious of
the °Mtn was performing.
After various reverses ; I succeeded in arranging
_my dress to my satisfaction ; and, as I viewed my
self in the glass;l became more composed—feeling
convinced 1 never before appeared to so much ad
vantage. My tailor had indeed exercised to perfec
tion his talent in making, what he called a good fit.
My Coal was of blue broad cloth, ornamented with
brass buttons of enormous circumference. The
waist of the coat evinced a strong inclination to take
its seat between my shoulders, while the top of the
collar formed nearly a dead level with the crown of
my head. The sleeves fitted tight to . the aim, bat
whether from mistake or fashion, they barely con
ceded the wrists, and left the whole hand exposed
My vest was of woolen, and had a dark ground
but Afipes of red and yellow relieved its otherwise
dull-appearance. ?4y trousers were of red mixed
color; cut alterthe Turkish fashion ; a nice pair of
white woollen stockings covered the (immense
length of my feet made still longer by the prevail
ing fashion of having the pump an inch longer than
th e foot ; so that my body appeared ins though set
upon runners. A snow white cravat surrounded
my net k,,while the stiff starched collsr stood. firtn
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ly up under my eira, as though may had depended
upon thit for !support.
Thee etlerFied, I paced my chamber till seven
o'clock ; and supposing this the proper hour for ma
king my r ebeisarice to Mrs. Kemp, I started for her
house. The night was rainy and boisterous in the
extreme ; The
not wishing to incur the expense of
coach hire,. I pulled a pair of woollen stockings
over my pumps, tricot an umbrella and commenced
my walk. The barber had dressed my hair so
much to my mind, that fearing to disarran,ge it I
carried my hat in my hand, made the umbrella per.
form a double office. During my walk, I medita•
ted on the proper form of address on being preset/.
to dto the lady of the hour, and after varionstrials;
I hit upon one I thought appropriate. "1 have the
honour of wishing Mrs. Kemp good evening."
This will do, thought I, Bog continued repeating it
until I arrived at the door of the house.
• • Have you ever called on a dentist to have your
tooth extracted„? if so did not your treart beat almost
" to bursting, as you touched the fatal bell that announ
ced your coming 1 But you know not.hulf the ve
iny I suffered, as I gaveaktiock at the••hoese. where
I was to pass the evening. The door flew open as
if by magic, I was within the house, and my fate
was pealed. But all was confused ;troy fortitude
forsook me; and I stood just like a statue.
"Valk into the kitchen," said the servant.
This aroused mi. -
' , The kitchen, sir' ! I invited to come ° and
see Mrs. Kemp.: is this not her house ?"
"Oh yes sir, I beg pardon, sir; I reek mistook.
Please walk into this room, sir," sholru:ig me into
a basement parlor. -
" No" I replied. I want to take off my stockings
before I see the ladies."
fQ Oh this is the only dressing roorrrplease walk
In I walked, freed my feet from }heir covering,
and prepared to ascend into the part*.
I speedily arrived at the top of the stairs—l open
ed the door—walked in—" I have 43 honor .of
wishing "—not a being was in the map ! Had I
mistaken the house T had the servant tracked me !
was I too early! each thought flashed:ihrough my
mind, when a female made her appearance from
the closet. " I have the honor of wishing Mrs.
Kemp good evening," I saidf stalking up to her
with prodigious strides.
" La! sir, I am not Mrs. Kemp ;I am her servant.
Rut what do you want of her, and how dare you
come up into -tie parlor."
"Ma'am, lam invited here. Is not Mrs. Kemp
going to give a party this evening !"
"Oh, then you are invited. But sir, the compa
ny won't be here for these two hours; but sit down
siF, and I will speak to my lady."
•'Oh ; no, I thank you; I will call again : don't
allow me to disturb Mrs. Kemp." If I ever get out
df this scrape, thought I, I will never be caught
At this moment a lady, most superbly dressed,
entered the room. She looked very inquiringly at
me when I informed her " that I was Michael
Snider, but I was very sorry I had come too early,
and would call a,wain."
" By no means;" said firs. Kemp. "Sit down-
Mr. Solder, I want to talk with you."
I took a seat The perspiration rolled down my
face as though I was under a vapor bath.
" Well, Mr. Snider, what is the news in Salem ?
when did you hear from your parents?"
" Oh, there is nothing new ma'am. I had a letter
from father a few days since; he 'qty. that Deleon
Hervy's barn is burnt, with three yoke of caulle in
it, and that widow Nisbet is dead."
" Indted !" sa i d Mrs. Kemp.
But r will not mention the variety of subjects
touched upon by Mrs. Kemp, in Order to melte
me, but I will pass to the time when the guests be
gan to assemble.
I took my stand behind the sofa in the corner of
the roomy and with'my eager eyes watched the'en
iranee of each individual.
Ladies alter ladies continued•to flock in until the
room was nearly crowded ; but with the exception
of some elderly gentlemen, there was not a beau
in the dmwingroom, Presenily I observed sever
al young gemlemsn standing by the door, and, after
running their fingers through their hair, adjusting
their cravats, and screwing up their faces into a
tgood evening' sort of a look, they entered, bowed`
to the lady, th4n distributed themselves among the
MirllA EL SS I PER."
All was naw noise and confusion; and feeling a
little confidence I ventured to ask young Kemp to
to introduce me to some of the ladies. Kemp was
evidently startled at my request, but was too much
of a gentleman to refuse.. Whether he int3nded to
quiz me or not I cannot say, bat he said he would
introduce me to Miss•Sott, directing my eyes to
the lady in question.
I took his arm and we made inn way through the
crowd; but unfortunately, one of my huge btaloner
came in amulet with the lace cap worn by one of
the elderly ladies, and from some-cause we were
bound together. I endeavored to pass on, and the
lady attempted to free herself from such an nnpleas
ant union, but in vain. I saw the difficulty. Be
ing wholly engrossed by the thought of my introduc
tion to Miss Scott, I bad recourse to my penknife,
and the affair was soon dented. The lady scream
ed-4.alled me in impudent fellow, but I heard
nothing till I found myself before Miss Scott.
" Miss Scott, permit me to introduce to you Mr.
Snider, one of my oYd country Mends."
Three tither did I incline body to the ground,
and three times did I attempt to speak, bat my
tongue chive to the roof of my mouth and mimed
utterance. 4 changed my Position from the front
of the lady to her side, and leaned my head taping
The lady during this movement retained the
same composure and express as when I first
bowed. "Must T speak first," thought I. I made
a desperate push, and taking hold of her sleeve,
I asked " what she gave for this calico she had on'!"
Miss Scott started. "La! sk i , II- don't know !
you mwt ask ma."
f PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY, AT TOWAIDA, BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., BY, E. O'MEARA GOODRICH:
a I hope you won!' think me *Rodent, ma'am,"
"Oh, by: no means, but pray, W. Snicks . ,low
km have yeti been in lawn!" said Miselkon,
- thinking she would quiz me a little.
"I have only been in town about a month,
ma'am, so I am not quite so geniis as some of the
"Ah,tyou want.me to flatter you," answered the
lady : "'but I won't; but teR me, have you seen
Rob Roy," referring to Scott's last novel.
4( No ma'am, is he here?"
" Oh, I do not mean the, person himself, but you
know the work. It has come to town."
i‘ Yes, ma'am, I recollect now, we hold a case
from New York. Capital article for cloaks. We
shall sell them at $2 dollars a yard; perhaps you
would like a pattern !"
ti You do not understand me," said Misa Seou
endeavoringto command her risibles. "I bad refs`
erence 'to Scott's last novel "
" A novel! Oh, I never read such things, for
they tell mg> there is not a word of truth in ibenL"
Our edifying conversation was interrupted by the
arrival of some refreshments, which the servant
proffered to Miss Scott. Here was a chance for my
gallantry. The waiter was coverediwith ice cream,
Roman punch, blanc manage, etc., etc., articles ne
vtr before men by me ; however, I stepped for
ward and asked the lady what I should have the
pleasure of giving her.
" I will thank you for a little Roman punch, Mr.
Roman punch at this• time was held in high es
teem in B—. It was sometimes of frozen cham
pagne; sometimes of watEr, spiced and frozen
but of this I was ignorant.
" Punch !" thought I, " rather queer for a lady
to drink punch 1" endeavoring at the same time to
find the article on the waiter, I looked in vain ; no
thing resembling what I called punch visible; so
I whispered in the servant's ear, " Bring me a
glass of punch, waiter, quick !" thim turning to Miss
Scott, " Will you not have some of this white stuff
first ?" referring to some delicate blanc mange.
"As yen please, Mr. Snider," said the lady,
I covered the plate with this delicious maces;
asked the waiter if he had not got a knife and fork;
he said a spoon was generilly used, so I handed
it to the lady, and returned" to my place at her side.
Presently I saw the servant approaching bearing on
the waiter a glass of punch. " Now," I thought,
" Miss Scott shall have a drink."
Taking the glass from the waiter, I handed it to
the lady, inkorming her, that it looked u though it
might be good. - •
"Bat what is this, Mr. Snider ?" observed bliss
t. Why, ma'am, this is the punch you ordered
pray take it, no one shall see Ton drink it, for I all
stand before you."
Miss Scott was somewhai embarrassed, bat see•
ing my honest, grave and aillioll6 face, she bursted
into an intolerable fit of laughter, and belted me
to drink it for her. NeVF,I-had never drank 44, ass
of punch in my life, but, feiuing the lady would
laugh at me, without hesitation I swallowed the
contents of the ?Jess.
Shortly after this I observed an unusual degree
of commotion throughout the drawing room ; mu
sic struck up, and a dance was called. I thought
of my proficiency in tlAi " pigeon wing " and
" double shuffle," and Vitas anxious for an opportu
nity of displaying my agility, but resolved to await
the second dance.
cc 'Why they are playing psalm tunes," thought I,
observing none moving faster than a walk. " I
should think they were all frightened to death; but
I will show them how the thing is dome."
I watched every movement, and when the first
dance was completedo requested the honor of
dancing with Miss Scott, she being the only lady
with whom I was aexirainted. •
The lady very polittly bonsented ; I led her into
the centre of the root!, made two slides and bows,
placed myself in thi third position.
I began now to feel the effect of the punch and
it was with some difficulty that I was able to re
main in my awkward attitude.
" But the -dance will make me all right," I tho't
when the musicianaped out—" right and left"—
! started at once, eniTak for the dance, but was de
tained by my partner, who informed me that my
turn had not yet come.
At the call of " side couples . right and left " I
jumped three feet in the air, strained every nerve,
and went to work, and much to my satisfaction,
found myself in my place again. Elated with my
success and excited with the punch, I turned to
Miss Scott and asked if them was not any "down
in the middle of this . dance."
" No," As replied.
"Oh, I am great in that; twist' you cotdd see
" How well you dance, Mr. Snider."
"Do you think so ? You shall see me cut a
I pigeon wing' presently," 1 replied.
" Forward and back, and cross ore►,"called the
Away I started, and as I got opposite mypartner
now is the time,' thought I, 'to take the pigeon
wing.' Springing. from the flock with all my
'strenrali I made a flourish with my tad as I came
down, but the carpet proved a. slippeiy foundation
—my heels flew bet my equilibrium and
fell prostrated oft the floor. ' My feet came ht con
tact with those of a servant's who was lauding about
ice-cream ; the force of my WI was so powerful
that I upset the germ; and the contents of the wai
ter came tumbling in my face and eyes. Mista
king the frigidity-of the ice-creams for boiling punch,
I hollowed most lustily that I was scalded, bat re
covering my feet and observing the whole 81613M
big laughing at my misfortune, I made a desperate
push for the door.
A waiter was coining op stain with wines and
lemonades.. Over him I tumbled, and we both felt
kigether to the bottom. I remembered nothing
orAmmuncualos FRWAI AIM 'MAMIE!'
erre. When I woke lin the morning it was with •
terrific headache. and I was taut that a =Tent in
Heavy hid brottitot me keine the proceeding evening.
"Such shameful doings, Mr. &Wei," Mil my
landlady," only think of
. gettin,g tipsy at your age."
Thus innocence sagas sometimes equally with
guilt. I have never drank punch, or gone toe par
During the autumn of the year 1798, halt the
county of WexfOrd wet in a state of insurrection.—
The partial revolt, however, led to no important re
sult ; the insurgents, were defeated and compelled
once more to submit to the iron rod of the English
government. To restrain the populalle, to ferret
out and inflict summary justice on the guilty, nu
memns detachments of soldiers were sent, who
overran the whole country. One of these detach
ments had established itself for several days on the
little island of the Virgin, when one morning the
commanding officer received a visit from one of
" Well, penis," he inquired, " what's the news'!"
" They have brought in Patrick 0' Darcy," repli
ed the sergeant. " I have ordered out a platoon,
and I now come to receive your honor's orders to
shoot the prisoner."
" Have we a right to do so ?" demanded the
" With f our honor's permission, I believe. it is
always lawful to rid ourselves of a rebel and a bap
tist. Besides, be spent all last night away from his
house, which is sufficient crime of itself."
" Is it known where he went, and what he has
been doing during the.night
" I have heard it stud that he went to see his
brother, the sailor; who lately arrived at Wexford;
but this story is not clearly proven, and Ibis O'Darcy
does not bear too good a reputation. Shall I die
patch him ?"
" By my faith, Denis," replied the officer, "since
he is now in our bands, we can't go wrong, I think,
in sending the fellow oat of the world."
The sergeant instantly withdrew.
Left alone, the officer reflecting on what had pas
sed quickly repented of having so lightly condemn
ed to death a man who was probably innocent.—
Springing up, he hastened to stop the execution,
but had not taken twenty steps before he heard a
discharge of musketry. The next moment he found
himself in the presence of the inanimate corpse of
his victim. He was a young man of great size and
of a handsome and interesting appearance : his
clothes were such as are worn by 'he poor classes
in Ireland. After viewing him for an instant the
officer returned racked with remorse.'
Among the 'spectators of this frightful scene was
the brother of Patrick O'Darcy. The execution
over, he hastened to. the dwelling of the deceased
widow, uttenng words of vengeance against the
murderers. He had scarcely entered, when some
" It is the priest," cried one of the tbildren who
ran to open the door. •
Walking into the cottage, the man of God found
the brother of Patrick O'Darcy engaged in cleaning
an old pistol: the two eldest sons of the murdered
man were melting lead to run into balls. As for
the poor widow she sat on a high stool near the
fire, regarding with dry eyes and a vacant starethe
preparations going on amend her.
"Is it an assassination you intend to commit!"
said the priest with severity, alchaning himself to
the brother of Patrick O'Darcy.
"They have killed my brother in cold blood, my
nutoceni brother," replied the sailor still.continuing
to polish the rusty weapon which he held in his
What r said the priest, " thoughts of revenge
in the heart of a quistian ! Does not God forbid the
shedding of blood I Leave to Him the - punishment
of the guilty; terrible remorse in this life, eternal
.suffering in the other, will do justice to the crimes
committed here below."
He continued to speak for a long time in this
tone. The:sailor sometimes nodded his head;—
sometimes hazarded a brief observation. At last
the words of the priest seemed to make an impres
sion upon him ; he interrupted the good mars, re
flected a moment and then said : u 1 believe, in
fact, you are right; it is his conscience alone which
shall avenge me. ' I promise you I will nd raise a
hand against him."
On the evening of the same day, while the obi•
cer was in his chamber reflecting bitterly upon the
event of the morninn- the ser"eant rushed in his
face pale as death, and his hair flowing in disorder,
He handed a letter with a black seal, containing
simply these words :
" Petrick tiElksrey died October, 14, 1798.
Copt. O'Giouiell will die October, Ist, 1799
" Tsedve snooths 1"
g 4 Who gave you this letter r demanded the of-
"Patrick 0 - Darcy," replied the sergeant with a
" Patrick O'Darcy is- dead, you fool"
" I assisted at his execution, and I was present
when his c=orpse was thrown into the lake," replied
the sergeant ; " bat if the words I now pronounce
were the last which I should ever isms from my
month, I would swear that it was himself who bro't
O'Grinnell was not superstitious; yet, this "mys
terious letter inspired him with some uneasiness,
but it Soon vanished ; five days afterward he tho't
no more or the matter.
The first of November found him at Dublin,
when the hostess of the home at which he put up,
brought him a lever which she said bad been left
for him by an Irishman of uncxnnmon height The
letter war precisely like first, excepting the number
of months were reduced to eleven. O'Grmmell, on
reading the second billet felt his tears revive; his
remorse retained more poignant than ever, and the
reproaches, of his guilty conscience began to pert
made him that there was something supernatural
in this strange occurrence. He had informed no
Us BMWs Sewage.
one of tOs journey toDablin where he had arrived
only thei evening .before; what living being,then,
could hair. divined his intentions and have.disco
vered.hbn so soon? A vague but nneeishig rest
lessness i preyed *par and. sleep both
abandoned him. He strove to drown his indlerings
by plunging into the whidpitkrt Of Gift no
thing could relieve his gloomy thoir,ghts, the moral
disease under which be felt himself failing follow
ed hint everywhere.
The &g of December kilned him at the table stir
roundedl by nomerous friends, and cesthe point of
drinking a toast, when a servant, handed him a let
ter bearing a black seal. He turned pale on receiv.-
ing it, and Jell back in his chair withoid atterhig a
word ; pretending sudden indisposition, he soon
left the apartment. Next day he quilted Dublin, to
go, he said, on a hunting excursion among the
mountains of Wicklow : i single servant accompa:
It was no idea of pleasure or Amusement that
brought O'Donnell among the mountains; he be
gan to consider every kind of happiness orjoy as a
dream of the past; all that he could hope for was .
partial relief; momentary forgetfulness of hip Ms,
and he sought it in bodily fatigue, and the activity.
of a country life. But the recollection of the island
of the Vir gi n never forsook him; look which way
he would, a bloody phantom was incessantly by
hilside. Thus passed the month of December.
One day O'Donnell, returning from* long MOM
lain excursion, passed through a narrow path which
followed the course of - a rivulet. At a turn in the
road, he suddenly perceived a man, who standing
on a little knoll, pointed with his hand tower& a
large rock near which he had to pass. O'Donnell
attentively scrutinized this singular figure; it was
O'Darcy ! His hair stood erect, his blood curdled
in his veins, his hand mechanically grasped a pis
tol which he constantly carried, and he fired. A
smile of derison gleamed athwart the visage of
(Marry, who, without moving, continued to - point
at the nick. In a few moments he disappeared as
if by enchantment. Approaching the spot. design
ted, O'Ounnell found a letter—it announced that-he
had but nine months to live.
After:this apparition, OVunnell no longer doubt
ed that there was something supernatural in his
mysterious adventure; his h.ars, his sufferings re
doubled', and it was with deadly terror that he sear
the fatal . day approach which should bring him a
• The day at length arrived,.but nothing extraordi
nary happened to 0 - Gunnell, and night approached
withouthaving received any letter; this excited in
his breast a hope that the charm was broken. Fal
ai with joy, he returned towards his dwelling,
when, wishing to cross a small. kitedy bridge q he
met a man who seemed desirous to diipute the
passage. Face to face hp recognized him as a poor
Catholic gentleman whos house he had burnt dur
ing his last expedition against the insurrectionists
in Wexford. (Mennen requested him to make
wly grit the other, without budging stared him in
the face, and said, " I have waited for you."
" You wait for'me !" replied °Vermeil, "I have
nothing to do with rebels and baptists."
"Scoundrel !" cried the old gentleman, "have a
care that you say."
The blood rushed to 0 - Gunnell's face
"No man ever inisultell me with impunity," he
exclaimed, "choose one of these two pistols and
"AU that once formed my happiness, has been
ravished from me, ravished by you, aad although
death *stems to me preferable to the existence I
now load;,! will not profit by the advantagel have
over you on this occasion. The hand of an anew
" Does my hand trembler' shouted O'Donnell,
in a paroxysm of rage.
The old man smiled (disdainfully, drew a paper
from his bosom and presented it to ODumiell.
"Sep what 1 have been charged to contey to
you," said be with canteen.
" Ha! does your hand tremble now r
OVeumell had hardlyitaken the paper, when Ids
knees trembledund he fainted. :When he had re.
covered his consciousness, the old gentleman had
disappeared, but he saw at some distance thesotn
bre figere of 0 1 Darcy gazing fixedlr upon him.
. It would ifake too much time to -.narrate all the
attempts O'GunneU made to escape from his per
secutor, and discard the forebodings which inces
santly newt him. He travelled over ne a rly all En'
gland, [flying from one place to another, without
being able to evade those fatal letters which reach
ed him regularly on the first of every month, in
spite of all the care he took to conceal himself from
In this etztremity, he resolved to expatriate him
self and go_ over to Amsterdam, on a visit to a re
!afire tirlin many years previous had established a
comm&cial house in that city. Accordingly, he
embarked on a ship bound for Rotterdam, and when
the shores of England disappeared from view, it
seemed as though a great weight had been remov
ed from his heart. boring the night, the sea
roughened, and aeon, a violent storm having aris
en, the vessel was in peril. OVonnell lasted on
deck, and watched the sailors lowering the main
sail, Wheit the lightning flashed vividly, and he saw
among them (Marcy himself who flung a letter
sealed with black at his feet, and wait instantly
shrouded in darkness. It is impossible to discribe
the anguish which the unhappy man experienced
at this *ht. Ile felt that it was all over With him,
henceforth not a he!!! remained ; his heart broke
with grief and despair. When he reached the re
sidenee of his relative, so much was - he changed
they 0041 hardly recognize him. A livid
overspread his countenance, a burning fever cons
sumed him ; instead of the gay companion, the
joyous guest whom they had once known, they
found a Man prematurely old, sad, morose ; seldom
speaking, and never smiling. His relatives, pain
ed-as ranch as astonished at this trinsformation j of
ten questioned (Mime] ; bet he always evaded a
reply and many weeks passed beim be made the
Istlenthr (13 71 all They Promeoli4o. l ., .
er along the
i t , nat Which traverses the Reeren-
Graft. oh e Of pf!'mtlpat streeirc 1W kfisteillait
need hint more earnestly than nr:itai
to reveal the cause of Lis condition.
maintained silence. to ff ii i rears:mm.l* untures
yoti,' aid his relistiik . 61 hoe Fait the
consolation of religion."
a Alas r , said O'Donnell, with bitlemeiss, I; I can
not pray. That consolation is denied to me, I haiti
but I day longer to live on earth, and IPannot pray.
My persectilor followi inn step by step; this even
ing et five o'clock', 1. shall be a Corpe, altd . yet I
cannot pray ! Behold him, even now !'''he sudden
ly exelahned, treintifing i, ever; end pant
ing with his finger at a tall man who marched
ly along the other side of the canal.
• They were t ied to carry tedunirelt home to
the house of hi relative : he was ici.Weak that he
could not .5. ustain timself no longer. +he Merthant,
tversuaded that Malady *dal purely imaOnary,
Fad a cinch Aced in front of the bed, having pre
viously pat the !hands foriCard haff an' hoer: In
proportion as the fatal moment drew near, titesiatei.
of his disease' wxt orse ile *ie* . the clock had
gloki yeti , the Ofottiinate man became somewhat.
better, and they gan to conceive hopes of his re
covery. At this tn - tii'af dine; the soiud of footsteps
was beard in .th adjoining apartment, the
pi ldoor was
thrust rudely o n, and a young man entered whom
they readily recognized in an Irishman, bY his
dress. • d'Gunnell raised himself id a sitting pos-•
tare, threw a rapid glance upon the intruder, and
fell back 'dead i his bed.
It was the b • her of Pa'. l ri..!:k_ol9arcy. _ .
.Qusa-nric CF iD NSW EDDY SIB , • • ITOW
feed their your thirty-six timesin an hour, which,
at the rate of fo, e'en hours a day, in the long days
of summe-, giv 5,500 rimes Or week; a number
corrobotated by other writer, who calculated the
rittmber of cater Mars destroyed in a week to be
about 3,400. It starts were observed to feed their
young with littl green *hiss from gooseberry ?re's
twenty-three ti es in an hour, which at thErsaree
calculation amo i nts to 2,254 times in a week; but
more _rubs than . one were usually imparted each
time. Chaffinebes, at the rate of about thirty-five
tittles en hoer, for five or sit times together, when
they would pause, and not return for intervals of
eight or ten minutes; the food was green Calerpill-
Ors. The Titmciuse, sitteen times in an hour. The
comparative weight constifired was as follows :—A
greenfinch, provided with eighty grains, by weight,
of *het; in twenty-four hours consumed seventy
nine; but, of a thick paste, utude of flour, eggs,lre.,
it consumed upwards of 100 grains. A, gold-finch
consumed about ninety grains of canery-seed in
twenty-four hours. Sixteen canaries consumed at
the average rate of 100 grains each in twenty-four
hours. The consumption of food by these birds,
compared with! the weights' of their bodies, was
about one-sixth which supposing a itrdEr to consume
food in the same proportion to his itetht, would
amoubt to about twenty-five pounds fey every twen
ty-four boors.-4 Familiar History of tOrits, a new
THE 110 G lIIV4 THE Mather PRILD.- - The legs are
the creatures dot give him themost anneyanne.=
They are ordinary fed upon the inferior oranges,
the fruit being haken down to them in the even.
ing ; hence theyacquire the habit of resorting to the
orange helm to wait fora lucky windfall. The
mocking bird kering melted at the intrusion, flies
down, and begins to peck the htg with all his
might; Piggy, hot understanding the matter, bet
pleased with titillatkati genii, lies down and
turns up his side to enjoy it. The poor bird
gets into an of &tram, pecks and pecks
again, bra only increases the enjoyment of the lux
urious intruder and is at last compelled to give up
the effort to deapair.
Anvtatiserul to be profitable to the advertiser,
should be systeitaatic; there Is no -charm or jacle
in it by which one advertisement will make a
man's business' j grow—it should be pursued as a
regular and =ternary eapenditnre i as much it part
of ang l e btmlnets as rent, light, or fuel .; the mere
fact of keeping one's name before the oommtmity
by advertising )11 a paper whirl.' everybody sees,
attracts the bell kind of customers, those who go a
shopping with the cash in hand. . A good stand, a
good supply ofi goods, and accommodating disposi
tion, are all gond things ; but regular advertising
makes all thesi merits known to ten, where one
would only. find it out by accident.
PR EsERl O l77O:t or- itlimr.-4.1f milk be introduced
into bottles, tlidn well corked, put into a pan of cold
water and g[rally raised to, the boiling point ;
and after kiln allotted to cool, be taken out 'and
set away in a I pike, the milk may be preserv
ed perfectly eet Upwards of ball a year. Or
, 1 ,0
it may be evarioraf *I to dryness by a gentle heat
and under con tarn stirring. A dry mass will thns
be obtained, whidh when dissolved in water, is laid
all the istoperties of the beat milk. .h is
called latteina in Italy.
BROW! CVO Stricastocft..A man at the Ranta.
po river has infrented &machine for making brooms,
which according to the Journal of Commerce threat.
ens to extern:Oats broom cam, it takes a billet of
white ash,•in 4 trice cuts it fine like the Manila
gram as reed for leashes. The brooms can be
made fortwents each, and are said to work quite
as well in evefy respect as corn brooms and to be
much mote etelaring,
Monett sales : "'No man. can either live picrasly,
or die rig,hteo , y without a wife:t A very wick
ed old batchv kr of our acquaintance says id this
"Oh, yes! s , ffering an I severe trials purify and
chasten the li rt."
Mt hum svErnon.—An honest Hibernian re
cently invent teapot with two spouts the one
exactly opposite the other, for the ccmvenience of
pouring out tiro cups at the same time!.