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lakimatiap glotning,Veptembn 19, 1849.
' Mot the Ittetilbrd 'termer.)
1101111 CW, from a flomfolio.—No. L
Magnolia! so lovely.
do queenly and (atr—
ia green-mantled West
Or blooming pauTre.
Than art darling of riatare
Toro' Summer's bright boars;
And pride of this South-clime,
This land of gay 9b rem !
The rose may - exhibit
Its bessuMl hoes.
Like a maiden's soft cheek
Which a blush doth aniline
The violet and blue-bell
May pnde on their dyes.
Whicn will rival the dep.hs
Oa clear summersk es;
The pink and the daisy
And dahlia may tell
Of - delicate linings.
Like those of • shell ,
Though gleaming with beauty
Their rainbow-hues bright
I would choose thee. hlllignol
Arrayed to pure white.
How rich is the perfume Ofall flowers in this flower'ind
Thy redolent bresoh klagnolia!—thou'n fairest;
sends forth as I bind thee Voluptuous in fragrance--
The queen of-my wreath j That fragrance the rarest!
Twits this that allured tile. Oh ! oft In sweet dn'l'lltlen
Past gay oars to seek. rye strayed through the,path
For ;hy charms. where thou Where thou bloomers t o thy
screen'ilat them. beauty
"Seath green !rimes so meek. With angel-like breath..
thou &dot waken within me And thought as I milled thee,
The writ of song flow •to un co one.
Sweet dower !—as upon SiSeet. radditto ma den ..
'lffy r en mint I hung; V, 1,.. wt dm- t upon.
And am I shut wage/men - Ch td o , tne. same , m.l el me.
Wuh exanwy quoted. I; r- se: air 'at IN Iv I, thou art ;
I envied not I evelfirrh dear-'oh ! bow dear!—
His ambrosial draught! I to wy yuuth,hl heart
Written at New Orleans. . Rolm,
A Legend of the GraveNord.
In the year 1571 there lived at Cologne a rich
buredinwiter, whose wife Adelaide, then in the
prime of her youth anti beauty, fell sick and died.
They lived very happily together, and throughout
her fatal illness her doating husband scarcely quit
ted her bedside for an instant. During the latter
period of her sickness she did not suffer greatly ;
but the fainting fits grew more and more frequent.
and of increasing duration, till at length they be
came incessant. and she finally sank under Uteri].
It is well known that Cologne is a city, which,
as far as respects religion, may compare itself with
Rome—on which account it was called, even in
the middle ages, Roman Garmunica, and sometimes
the Sacred City. It
: seemed asA in after times,
it wished to compensate by piety for the misfor
tune of having been the birth place of the abomi
nable Agrippina. For marry year nothing else was
seen but priests, students !tied mendicant monks ;
while the bells were ringing and tolling from moms_
ing till night. Even new , yon may count in it as
many churches and elaistots as the year has days.
The principal church is the cathedral of St. Peer
one of the handsomest buildings in all Germlny;'
tbouth still not so complete as it Was probably in-
tended by the architect. The choir alone is arched.
The chief altar is a,single block of Week marble,
brought along the Rhine to Cologne, from' he Nu
mur upon the Mass. In the sacristy au ivory rod
is shown, said to have belonged to the apostle Pe
ter; and in a chapel stands a gilded coffin, with
the names ..of the holy three kings inscribed.
• Their skulls are eisible through an opening—two
being white, as belonging to Casper and Baltesar
--the third, black, for Melchoir.
It was in this church that Adelaide eas buried
with great splendor. "In the spirit of that age,
which had more feeling for the solid than real taste
—more devotion and confidence than unbelieving
—she was dressed as a bride, in flowered silk, a
motely . garland Upon her head, and her pale fingers
silvered with costly rings; in which state, she was
conveyed to the vablt Icif a little chapel, directly
under the choir, in a coffin with glass windows
Many of her forefathers were already resting here,
all embalmed, 'enk,"figth their mummy forms, af
forded a strange contrast to the silver and gold with
which they were decorated, and teaching, in a pe
culiar fashion, the difference between the I erisha
ble and imperishable The custom of en.balnsing
was in the present instance, given up; and vt ben
Adelaide was buried, it was settled that no one
else should be laid there for the future. .
With a heavy heart had Adolph • follott erl hr
wife to her final resting place. 'The infret-bells,
of two hundred and twenty hundred weight, lilted
op their d ;ep voices, and spread the sounds of
mourning through the wide city; while the monks
carrying tapers and scattering incense, sang requ •
ems from their huge vellum folios, which were
spre-id upon the music desks in the choir. air the
service was now overi the deal lay alone with
the dearl'h the immense clock, which is only
wound up. only once a year, and shows the cuun.e
of planets as well as ihe haunt of the day. was the
only thing that had sound d motion in the whole
cathedral. Its monotonous tirl i ing seemed to Mork
the silent grave.
It was a stormy November evening. when Peter
Bolt. the sexton of s'. Peter's. wits returning home
after this splendid funeral The poor man oho
had been married fog, years. had one -child, s
danghter, which his wile hmtethi him in the .econd
year of their marriage, and ff.tie was again expect
ing her confinement. IC was, therefore. with a
heavy heart that he had lett the church fur his cot
tage, which lay damp and cold on the banks of a
river, and which, at this doll reason. looked more
gloomy than ever. At the do 'r he was met by the
little Maria, who called out, with great delight,
" You must not go pp stairs,. father; the stork has
been here, and brought Maria a little brother!" a
piece of information more expected than agrees
hie, and whickwas soon after confirmed by the ap
pearance of his sister-in-law, with a healtbrinfant
rn her, arms. His wife, however, had suflered
much, and Was in a atate that , required _assistance
fat beyond his•rneans to suupply. In this distress,
he bethought himself of the old Jew Isaac who
had advanced him a trifle on his old silver watch,
but now, unfortunately, he had -nothing moto to
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In my chalice, enamoured.
The roan zephyrs weep,
Mg on thy soil petals
Lie-sweetsy to steep;
For it once they bdt.glide
Thy soft boilOTO o er.
They find ap their wings.
To Immo the no owe.
Thou'st a ehann4 blest charm
In each booted end -
That steals o'er-the bean
With a fairy-like yell;
I've felt Thy pare influence
To soothe, and to Mesa—
Bat so sweet an eli101:41111
i Post.oeler eould express:
Unit has many • ebsna
To gtvejciy to life's boon.
Of whieh.aot the Imo is
Possesled by frail Bowers.
Like sunshine and dew-drops
That brighten the field
They to the silk balm
A soothing balm
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,/ • . -•-••• i :•••• • ••• :•'. ;
Pledge, and-was fortakfititrifinid ill hishetieW - out
-the Jerrie compassion-4
Withdoubtful 'Nepalis sought-the house of.the
miser, and told•his .&te amid teats and eighlryto
all of which'teibtr listened with great patieriee—ets
much so - that Bolt begin to flattei himielf With a
favorable asumaer to his petitieo.. But be was dig.
appointed; the Jet having heard hinimet,
replied/that" he could lend no moneys on a child
—it was no good pledge."
With bitter execrations on the usurer's hard
heartedness, poor Bolt rushed from-the door, when
to aggravate his situation, the first•snow ol•the sea.
win began to fall, and that so thick and : fait, 'that in
a short time the house-tope presented a single fiel d
of. White. Immersed in his grief, he misled hie
way across the market place, and when he least
expected such I thing, found himself in front of
the cathedral. The great clock chiined three-quar
ters; it wanted then a quarter to twelve. Where •
was he to look for assistance at such an hour— or,
indeed at any hour ! He bad already applied to
the rich prelates, anti got trout them all t h at their
charity was likely to give. Suddenly a thought .
struck him like lightning: he saw his little Maria
crying for the food hit could not give her—his sick
wife, lying in bed, with the infant on her e:bausted
&nom and then Adelaide, in her splendid coffin, &
her hand glittering, with jewels ibeould not grasp.
" Ot what use are diamonds to her nowl" said he
to himself— is there any ski in robbing the dead,
to gee to the 'Ming)" I would not do such a
thing for myself, if I were stalling--no, heaven
turbid ! But for my wife and chile-.—ali I that's
tanhe another matter."
Quitting his Conscience OR well as he could with
this opiate, he hurrieJ borne to ge*. the necessary
implements; but by the time he reached his own
door, his resolution began waver. The sight of
his wife's d istress, however wrought him . up again
to the sticking place; and having provided himself
' with a dark lantern, the church keys, arid a crow
to break open the coffin, be set out for the cathe
dral. On the way, all manner of /srange fancies
crossed him; the earth seemed to shake beneath
him—it was the tottering of his own limbs; a fig
tire seemed to sign him back—it was the shade
thrown trom some column, that waved to and fro
as the lamp light Bickered in .the night wind.—:
But still the thought of home, and event the bad
ness of the weather, carried this
ithe was the more likely to find the street clear
and escape detection.
He had now reached the cathedral. For a mo
ment he paused - on the steps, and then, taking
heart, pin the huge key into the lock: To his fan
cy it had never opened with each-readiness before.
The holt snot back at the slightest touch of the key
and he stood alone in the church, trembling from
head to foot. still it war requisite to close the
door behind him, lest it being opened should be
noticed by any one passing by, and give rise . to sus
picion; and as he did so, the story came across
his mind .of the man who visited a church at mici •
night to show his courage. -)For a sign that be had
real y been there, he was to stick his knife into a
coffin; but,-in his herr, and trepidation, he stuck
it through the skin of his coat without being aware
of it, and supposing himself held back by some
supernatural agency, dropped down .dead from
Full of these unpleasant recollections, he totter
ed up the mtve; and as the light _successfully
flashed upon the sculptured marbles, it seemed m
il tbe pale figures frowned ominously upon him.
Bat desperation supplied the place of courage.—
He kept on his way to the choir--deacried the
steps—famed through the long l aarrow passage,
with the dead heaped on either side—opened Ad
elaide's chapel, and stood at once before her coffin.
There she lay, sti@ and pale—the wreath in her
hair and the jewels on, her fingers, gleaming
stralarly in the dim light of the lantern. He even
fancied that he already felt the pestilential breath
of decay, though it was full early for corruption to
have begun its work. A sickness seized him at
the thought; and he leaned for support against one
of the columns, with Li. eyes fixed on the van;
when—was it real or was it illusion!..." change
cattle over the face of the dead ! He started back;
and that chat.gte, wo itule,cribable. harlpas.ed sway
ut .ati it scant, Iptivin2 a darker shadow tat ti e
f attrom
‘• It I had only , time,' l he said to himself\ '• it I
had only time, I would rather break• open one of
the other coffins, and leave the lady Adelaide in
quiet. Age has destroyed all that is human in
thesemummies; they have lost 'Let reiemblanee
to life ishieh make the dead so terrible, and I should
no more mind handling tnetn than so Many dry,
bones!. It ht all nonsense though; one is as harm
lessai the other; and since the lady Adelaide's is
the eitliiest for my work. I must even Set about it."
Bat c coffin did not direr such facilities sus he
reek, ed upon with so much certainty ... The glass
win 8 , were secured inwardly .with iron wires,
leavi _no space for the admissiOn of the. hand, so
'hat h tumid himself °blps) to break the lid to
piece., a task that, with his. imperfect implements,
cost both time and labor. As the wood splintered
and cracked tinder the heavy
,blows of the tron 7 the
cold perspiration , pouted - IR strearns - down his lace,
the sound assuring him more than sfl the To 'that
he was committing sacrilege. Before, it was only
the place, with its dark associations, that had terri
fied him; now. le began to be `afraid of himself' s
and- would, without doubt, have given, up the busi
ness altogether, if the ljd had not soddenly flown to
pieces. Alarmed at his very success, he started
round, as if expecting to see some One behind
watching his sacrilege, and ready. to Bloch hips;
andao strong had been this illusion, that, when he.
hand this was not the case, he fell upon his-knees
before the coffin, exclaireing,-" Forgive me s iudYs
if I take frOm you what is of ow ass, M., Palmas
while a single diamond will Make- a poor family
qp happy. It is *not for mytielf. Oki tio!.it il for
my wife and children."
Flo thought the de a d looked more kindly at hint
• •
4g. iiscaanu mix e r vicavia.noi
he spoke thes,-Mtdesti.telnly the' liiridlliadow
had paned away sl:ra !WO*, more
delay he raiseilthe• draw dm rings
from its finger; butwrhat was his honor-when the
deed:reit:weed his gralir [his band was clutched,
aye fintilp Clotatied,though that rigid face lay there
as motionless as ever. With a cry Of horror he
burst away, not so much presence of) mind, air, to
think of the light, which histeftlitiining by•the els&
fin. This, however, was of little
fear can find its way in the dark, and he 'rushed
.through the vaulted passage, up the steps, through
the choir, and would bay* band his wa•otit, . had
, . f
he not in' his finny, forgotiten Ore,itone, allied the
gone, -which lies ia the middles)! thechurcb,
and which seconding to the legend, was cast there
by the devil. This-much ea - Hain—it had &lien
from' the arch, and they id6l show a hole above,
Omagh which it is mid to have been. burled.
Against this stone the unlecky sexton stuMbled,
just as the clock struck twelve, and immediately
be fell to the earth in a deathlike swain. The cold,
however, satin brcnight hint to -howl', and on re.
covering his senseale again fled, winged by ter
ror, and folly convineed that he had no hope of es
caping the vengeance of the dead, except by the
confession of his crime, and gaining the forgive
nessOf her family. - With this view he hurried
across the market-place to thelinnioneaster's house,
*here he had to kneek long before be could attract
any notice. The whole household lay in a pro
found sleep, with the exception of the unhappy
Adolph, who sat alone on the sofa where he had so
often sat with his Adelaide. Her picture hung on
the wall opposite to him, though it _might be said
rather to feed his grief than to aflani him any con
solation. And yet, as most would do under such
citrumetances, he ilwe.t upon it the more intently,
even from the pain it gave him, and it was not till
the sexton had knocked repeatedly that be awoke
from his melancholy dreams. Roused at last he
opened the window, and inquired who it was dim
disturbed him at such an unreasonable boort
"It is only I, Mr. Burgomaster,' was the an.
" And who are you I" again asked Adolph
" Boit, the sexton of St. Peter's Mr. Burgomas‘
ter; I have a thing of the utmost importance to din.
cover to yoc."
Naturally, associating the idea of 'Adelaide with
the sexton of the church where she was buried,
Adolph was immediately anxious to know some•
'thing more of the miner, and, taking by the wax.
light, be hastened down stairs, and himself opened
the door to Bolt
" What have you to say to me I" he exclaimed.
"Not here, Mr. Burgomaster, replied thee:Woes
sexton—" not here; we may be overheard."
Adolph, though wondering at this alleviation of
mystery, motioned him in, and closed the door;
when Bolt, throwing himself at his feet, confessed
all that had hams:nett. The anger of Adolph was
mixed with compassion as he listened to the stamp
recital; nor could he refuse to Bolt the absolution
which the poor fellow deemed so essential to his
security from the vengeance Of the dead. At the
same time he cautioned him to maintain a profound
silence on the subject toward every .one else, as
otherwise the sacrilege might be attended with @o
rlon consequences; it not being likely that the tee
clesiastics, to whom the judgment of such matters
belonged, would view his fault with equal indul
gence. He even resolved to go himself to the
church with Bolt, that he :night investigate the at.
fair more. thoroughly. But to this proposition the'
sexton gave a prompt and positive denial. " I
would rather be dragged to the scaffold than again
disturb the repose of the dead." This declaration
so HI-timed, confotmded, Adolph. On the one hand,
be felt an undefined curiosity to look more narrow
ly into the mysterious business; on the other, he
could not help feeling compassion , for the sexton,
who, it was evident was laboring under the infln
ence of a delusion which het w; Utterly unable to
subdue. The poor fellow trem ed all over, as if
shaken by an ague fit, and paitited the situa,icui of
his wife and his pressing poverty with stich a pale
face and such despair an , his eyes, that he might
himself, passed for a church yard slu t *tre. The bur
gomaster again admonished him to be silent for,
fear of me conseqeences, and, giving him ae.uple
of dollars to relieve his immediate wants elect him
to his wife and family._ •
Being thus deprived of bis moat natural Of on
ehia occasion, Adolph summoned an Inkl confides
Sal servant, orshose merger he .coal have no
doubt. To bis qttesdOn, " Do yonTeioduidead r
Huts Etoetl~ replie 4, 4, They ate out ball so den
gernsi its the living." e 4:1
" Indeed I" said the burgomaster. "Do you
think s then, that you havereouragesmorigii to go In
to tht church at night" ;
" In the way of 111 duty, yes," milli! Hans;
" not otherwise. it is not right,to trifle with, holy
" Do you beams m ghtets, Hanel" continued
" Yes, Mr. Burgomaster.
" Do you-fear theml"
" No, Mr. Burgomaster. I hold by God, and he
bode me op; and God is - the strongest."
"Will you go with me to the cathedral, Bans I
I have had a strange dream tonight. It seemed to
me as if my deceased Wife called to me from the
steeple window."
"I see how it is,"anewetred Bans; "the sexton
has been with you, gni put ibis whilst into your
head, Mr. Burgomaster. These grave-diggers are
always seeing,gbema/'
"Put a light into your lantern? mid Adolph,
avoiding a direct reply ,tri hit observatio' gi.of the old
man; "be silent, and follow me."
" Um bid me," said - "-Imam of mums
obey; for yellers try Misiatiate as WUU se my
• .
He then lit the eitalein din finnan; and AO*,
ed his master without limber eesemdtion,
Adoipitharne' into*OkMh t iM1.11,4,10 1 4 0 .;
but the °Mow* weathefitniket:lo sbol! the
Way, delayed him with his reflections—so that that
progress was bet stow. • • • • -
' Eyettat:the threshold he stopped, and flung iho
tigial. of hia lantern upon the gilded rods over the
door, to which it is a custom to add a fresh one
every year. that people may know _how long the
reigning elector his lived.
"That is in excellent custom," said Hans; cr one
has only to count those staves, and one learns im
mediately how long the gracious elector bas goy
erred us simple- men."
• Not monument woukl.he palawithottfirstigop
pingo, explain/ t it by the lantern light, andreques
ling the burgomaster to explain its inscription, al
thoogkhe had spent
,hie three-and-sixty years in
Cologne, and, doting' that period, had been in the
habit of frequenting it almost daily.
Adolph, who well knew that no misrepresenta
tionswould avail hbo,Stubmitted patiently to the
humors °the old servant, contenting himself with
answer:l* his questions as briefly mrpornitne; and
in this Way they at hastgot to the.high altar. Here
Hans made a sadden stop and was not to bebrought
arty farther. •-•
Quierreselabeed the burgomaster, wbo Was
beginning to lose his petit:ice ; for hishmutthrob
bed with expectation.
" Heaven and all good angels defend us !"
marriturrd Hans through his cbattiring teeth, while
he in vain felt fot his rosary, which yet hung
usual a! his girdle.
What, is the matter now?" . cried Adolph.
"Do you see who sits them?" asked Hans.
" Where?" exclaimed his master; "I see noth.
ing;. hold up the lantern."
' 4 Heaven shield es !" cried the old man; " there
sits our deeeased lady. on the altar, in a long. white
veil—and she drinks out of the sacramental cap!"
With strembling hand he held up the lantern in
the direction to which be pointed. It was, indeed,
as he had said. There she sat, with the paleness
of death upon her face—her white garments way
inheavtly in the night wind, that rushed through
the aisles of the chard', and holding the silyergob
lei to her lips with .her long, bony arms, wasted by
protracted illness. Even Adolph's courage began
to waver.
Adelaide,? he cried, " T conjure you, in
Ilse name of the blessed Trinity, answer ma—
is it thy livingiself, or but thy shadow;"
Ah!" replied a faint voles, "you buried me
alive, and but for this wine. I had perished frian ex
haustation.. trine up to me, dear Adolph ; AIM
no shadow ; but I shall soon be with *harlots., un
less I receive speedy succor "
"Go not near her !" said Hans; "it is the Evil
One, who has assumed the blessed shape of my
lady to &atm!' you !"
Away, old man !" exclaimed Adolph, bursting
from the feeble rasp of his servant, and rushing
tip the steps of the altar.
It was indeed Adelaide that he held in his eager
embrace—the warm and living Adelaide i—who
had been buried for dead in her long trance, and
had only escaped from the grave by the sacrilegious
daring of the 'warms or Cowart.
These " girls" are all a fleeting show.
For man's illusion given ;
Their smiles of joy, their tears of woe
Deceitful *bine, deceitful flow,
• There's not pis true io "smut
&ass rar. NaroasxlliND or Man.—The
great Roman naturalist, Pliny, in one of the most
beautiful passages of his elaborate history of nature,
observes :—lt is the earth that rake a kind mother,
receives us at our birth ) and sustains as when born
h is this alone, of all the elements around, that is
never fintnicl an enemy of man. The . body of wa
ters deluge hint with rains, oppress hint with hail,
and drown with inundations; the air rashes on in
storms, prepares the tempest or lights op the vel
cano; but the earth, gentle end indulgent, ever
subserves the wants of man, spreads his walks
with flowers, and his table with plenty; returns
with intents eve.y good donimitted to her; and
though she produces the poison, she still supplies
the antidote, though constantly teased to furnish
the luxuries of man rather than his necessities;
yet. even to the last, she continues her kind iadul
gence, and when Weis dttr, she gloriously:hides
his remains in her bdsoth
WOOLEN RAISE klinuar--file waste of woolen
factories and woolen rage make a-valuable manure
they may be made up into compost and remain
till rotted, or may be died by themselves. A cor
respondent oldie Ag Gazette gives his mode of us
ing the raga He mns them through a straw cutter
and that. Vreads them on grass-land. On some
adjoining land he had applied lime, and.also bone •
dust at a greater cost than the rags, bat the latter
prculdtied the greater results He has tried mizinz
them whir lime but-finds they are not so goad " as
the greasy miner, and injareetheir fertilizing qual
ities." Perhapi sales, or potash,, by. for Ring a
a soluble soap, would do barer.
,Tog Four OF Itivescg.—There is no foolish
nese so prodve its of misery to yourself as revenge.
Danish all maligant retengertol thoughts. They
make the best free look ugly. If your revenge be
riot satisfied, it will give you torment now; if it be
it will give you greater bisreafter. NOM, is II grea
ter selitormentor than' a malicious and revengeful
person who-toms the poison of bis own temporal>.
on himself. The Christian precept in this ease, ts.
"Let not the ran go down upon your errant?' and
the precept Plutarch tells us the Pythagorans
tiled in a literal sense —" If at any time, in apse
site they broke Cot into opprobrious language, be:
forerthe stm set !till , gave one another their bands,
and with thetu:a.divciutript horn all jnjwies, and
eV with a mutual recooeiliatioik parted friends," •
,A.LszA bnutpdepsods so mach ou expries
iw tbat if that be spoiled, tatowell to all bet
ebonies; -awl *Mk aotbing toads more to-bring
about than - a - teitnitausueo rim*
cails; - **lo kio: l 4 n ig h463li Nl* 411 9kilil'
neviforinhm mbl. blessings. • d•
One - of the' eithstithdiatannta of Boston has Ins.
nishetl the follow ti
4 . old '6 - oiernor
Leverett, elan iiirmir= n. nf 'thi-force of *courage
and ingenuity. upon-sainadatanL: $ c
_One morning, manyyeats aro stontbarly built
maniac, in a piuniyant of msanitYybarst o u t of dm
asylum r sed on his way a loaded ian fell into ins
hands. With this , formidable weapon, mounted
with i terrible bayentiti tire Madman rushed.out
to the city, mid pretty effectually cleared the street
es to was inatOlfing along. 'Turning a corner, he
suddenly came upon Governor Leterati; and was
on the point of nutting a point blink . iharge upon
the vitals of the old giovernor, who comprehended
his danger,-In 'Rag& stance at the klbitt„ and
drawing himself up squire and firmly before -
antagonist, he bailed him thus:
a Ho I brother soldier, Gave you Teemed your
exerciser •
" Yea I have r said the friloar with a terrible
"Then, brother, said the Governor, "Amid to
your arms, like a vigilant *Wigs, while I give thit
words of command.':
The madman seemed pleased, and stood bolt
upright, with his minket . fitted up close Ito his
shoulder in reg u lar , drill order.
" Poise riu: &Week," the fellow did
,so;, keg
your Reebok P'--the fellow obeyed--" Ground your
firelack Pi—this be 'did ; Face to the sight•abont
—March !" says the governor, and the inaffmin
wheeled and stepped away. The governor quick.
ly ran up behind him, seized the poworfnl fellow
and the musket, end held him, until several look
ers-on—standing at a sate distance and watching
this curious scene—came to the Governor's alaist
ance, and the madman was secured and carried
back, in• an awful rage, to his clatters.
This, anecdote reminds us of a similar one. that
happened to the famous Dr. Physic, an eminent
medical man, now dead and gone of Philadel
The doctor was visiting physician at the lunitic
asylum, near that city ; and one morning going
his rounds among the patients of the institution,
the doctor strolled up stairs into the top gallery of
the large rotunda of the building to view the city
and the surrounding country. While absorbed in
the view from his high elevation, a robust' mad
man InOo had eluded his- keepers, came suddenly
upon the doctor, to hie no little astonishment and
bodily fear. But keeping it perfectly cool, he bid
the maniac " good day," and was taming about to
go down stairs. .
"No you don't," said the madman clutching the
doctor es firmly es a viers—" I *int you to: show
me something; they say you do everything—cut
off hew* legs ; araisavut them together again—
take a mad all span, and then mend him up as
good as ever.; and I know you can too, bat I want
you just to jump do ati this hole:—(the opening of
the rotunda, surrounded by the long spiral stairway)
away down to the pavement. Come on .do it
you must!" • And the fellow exerted blinself to
drag the doctor up to the railing, to - which the poor
doctor :lung with the tenacity or a tick. The mo
ment Was one of peril to the doctor, but his pre•
ewe of mind completely floored his antagonist.
"It would not be very hard for me to jump &tun
there, sir," said the doctor; bat I can do • great ,
er feat than that for you, if you wish to. seie me
" Can ycnt ; eh, old fellow' Well try it. What
is it r
Why, air,l will ft down thole to chi bonotn,
and with one good spring, au, ritjamp clear up
"Ka, ha," laughed the maniac; "that would be
worth seeing; go down; doctor, and jump upon
oath yogi what pm tam 4)'
The doctor lost no time in goinsdown, and send
ing the limpent, who nabbed the ***laded.
A similar instance to the ones just related, occur:
red some years ago hi ,England,, A lady was sit
ting in a well famished apartment ] whet a mad
man mailed in with an axe in hand, and told her
he was going to out her head off. Knowing that
resistance was in 'vain, she told hint to intit till she
would get a cloth to lay her head on, to prevent the
blood from lolling her beautiful carpet._ 'The mad
man willingly consented, and the retired leaving
bite lb possession of the room. The lady haute
diately gave the ilium,, and he was secured, and
confined in his proper aparubent.
The moral of these anecdotes shows that is far
more wise to menage Maniacs by an *kW kind
neva and innocent stratagem, than V tornpnlsive
threats and acts o id:lance and that a man can
hardly be placed any situation in which be can
not, by coolness courses extricate blaself.
To Ras is Ruxiii.A4Lolergyinas having indul
ged too finely in filling up his glass, went one Bab
bath into a pelpitimd having given out the hy m n.
to his congregation, sat down ; the melody of the
sacred song Soon lidled him to sleep, and he con
tinued to pliy a trOlti bass symphony with his
nose. At length doe of the deacons ascikied' the
sawed desk, mid told him the hymn was aut.—,
ct Inv sa y s h i!, I ! . jta upag ,„ &e , . .
No.—John Randolph, in Me of Malone= to a
young relative sap :—I know of nothing that I am
so anxious you fi l oold acquire as the faculty of
mimeo. You um calculate on cureesciable .
regimes being preened to you every 414 of your
ve t
life, and mm etaleavor , to with as muck k
My as you :ame. 2l -- . .
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Re:tam " Res bfixt."—This.446e, is
produced b y, from mum isiiiiitvilibe
blood vemels irc it WWI gnakkkvilmriViilk
is wawa* this 'rtetia' 1 blodt, - :_ - ' ~..._;.,
Milk with iitarekda* tbreikiss .s.itai r sid
wash ill..mitosis "add r pore: ' -- 411014a1l
OW M.the skaair' will - Its eildimatind
its efficiency as an applicatiemitiv-- , :- "`.
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The follon4iiilrelo„friisliailowitt4 do, P"
the Giticitar*Or Andre:: is 61 : iibtif (Tile, though
but little khakis: Thefinali is iciaehed kr by a
writer, in Airisworell'itama g a z i n ii , ic a
"'Major Andie,the cycoinstane , ea of Whose la
mented deatk ore _too trelt kniniri to a
mum" Sarnie to deteAlierti iervi, trUid of
Miss Seward's itruf p!eyioutly to
,einharking for
America, he made a• jotirney" int 6 Velliisidie to
pay het a yisit and it wtor Tanatiged .: _AV they
should ride over to-see 'the *Were deptik, and
introduce Andre to
. .Is:tri; .. trtiliet )14unrelAit she.
called gni, alt enititt''tifhintif i * curate,
who wackleo a poet. •r- 4`.a
arrival of the guest; 6f *base intentiiiiiilhityjasd
apprized - Mr.. Cunningham tncndonitd . ta. litiwton
that on the proeeeding night lielatiazary extraordi
nary dream, which hettuald nett gel2at of hishand.
Re had briefed himself in alum..rpm' place Watt
ening* to hint, anti whilst looking 'Am- he •per.
ceived a horseman approaching at greatlopited,rwho
had scarcely reached .the spot wham
.the dreamer
stood when three men nulled ont of the thicket-and
seizing ids bridle, hurried him sitar, -Mier closely
winching his person. I • •
"The mmutenerics of tl» strangeebnintvety
teeming, the umpithy felt . by Ibialleper • fat - Lis
apparent misforttme awoke b/in bet be presently
cell asleep again, end dreampuhat be was emitt
ing near street city, among- ihoossnds-ot people,
and that he sa* the same pedim he bid been seiz
ed in the woods brought out and.suepended on a
gallows. When Andre- and bliss Seward arrived,
he was borror-struck to perceive that his new ac
quaintance was the antetype of tile man in the
A Liectuat es Turt & gentle
men ! Allow me;thiii 'evening, to introduce an
animal called the Elephant. He , is thagrirafirit of
all tread mill animals that helps to keep the globe
in motion. Among the Anglo-Saxons he ie known
. only by the name of elephant; bat with all baba
:row and half civilized nations he is unanimotaly
dubbed the &diipkba. He is about the site of a
two year old omnibus, and In color dpproAchets es
near to a black mho possibly can withnutabsolute
Infringement. To look at him* net tee .severely
one neurally supposes him tote a
. small moan-
Wail of India ribber., or a. line competition of
glue and molasses,
The elephant is one of the waives of theltast In
dies bat he has been met witbin various.perts*of
Mexico, and is frequent!) seen in the great• city of
Nei York. It has been essencd opist both
righieous and profane authority, that he is indigent
ous,to the diggings of California—however . asser
tions as Jet , .goes at begging for confirmation: It
is my private opinion though, that the Unbind ins•
bikini himself to travellers in all parts of the Todd
only they entertain a monstrous reluctance to cons
(easing the fait
Ho always estrinshis trunk With him Wherever
he goes bat sower keeps anything in it, not Mai a
change of shins. When cousin Ichabod first saw
him at a show be exclainied with incase- wittentsh
meat : "'hen that's the rale Menagerer—the
identical criiter bieself! I swine would's:St two of
'em make a team to. draw stun with I dollop, aint
he a serenest" Ichabod went home and related
what he had seen. " I seen,'? said he, "the pan-
Witte Iftenainer, the deredear biggest lump of finsh
but Bier surfed. - Hi bad taw las i taw; ewe
o tre
hind and tether before He pat one of his tails in
my coat pocket, and hauled oat kit giappt brand
„ S 1 hewer. What dre - yak ail* he does
with it. Why he stack . Hilt hie Otrupeeket, and be
pa tofemble for sereindarn hituP , .
Ora MennArlhoniples run pa* skit in
making' fan Of old maids. 4 Me ersinglargion
world teach them better. lame of the kindest,
truest and best wining Weimar ever boon ware
Id sztaidt ft is a pitywdavy, it is sew mai to
*vends the feelings of any anosea Wairtans bean
Would not stoop to itdantore oaf'isssio4 if dial ono
be a woman. Alas hoer little do we know Of the
trials and.eufferings of many who are sneeringly
denominated old maidal Perhapi the cantata/ of
youthful affection—the porn and deep &ratio' a
of a arstand only foie has kept many a woman
single of life. '•
A CnaussoL—A little fop coneeiving himself
insulted by a gentleman who had:induced to give
him a little trholesome advice lamed up to:him
with an air of imptmariee auk% t.—el Mr, you or.
'nogendeman--bere kayoed; conaiderymmtell
ehalkaged: .Should I be from hope wile* Yea
honor me with a eall"Vehall Nave wool with -*
friend to settle the preliminaries to, year =iliac-
To which the other replied—el Sir, yertfiue sk fool
—.here is my card, end should I not be‘ et - kixfor
when yotkeell on me,you will find thu I hase,,left
orders with my serrazit to kick you intotheirreet."
The Comm . MAN Erriwr.—We'beard of a
Man the other day, who, while the CaMoonlit fm•
er was at its height r eery gleth.aid. annually
protoulgatedbh sentiments sonsiralatkt this WIWI
is If I wash poormin, without a busily; and didn'
Own any house or a spot of hind, harms birrisese,
and was without a cent'in the world, and no father
nor mother, nor sister, nor brother- wouldn't go
to California;' He may eafely - be'eass ei in
no dagger of catching the infection.—Sefeußsgirkr.
O- It's quite too bed for you Darby :
Our wik 4 r 3 r. o loa,P 4 10 ,T197, 41 U.
- "An plow* Your r ev urrulorS____/ , foil%
icriptmL ,pidnk Your.. two!!! ; Yo.OuVirq• 1 1 3
Yo 4 WM") ta ou, thit i ' . l,o Plui*lbi Anil be
is!' Now ii I rata ml
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