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TOW AND A:
sour t ut i Morning, angnst B, 105 L
UPON THE FALLEN.
Oh! smile upon the fallen •
It pergaps may beat a - sitiart
m ay cause a flow of gladness
To warm the frozen heart,;
And cause a gloom to chang into
A smile of other years, ,
Who everything was happineis,
And all unkno wn were teats.
Oh! smile upon the fallen ' •
Think not, because 'Os so.
That in their heiks no feelings.live,
No sweet affections flow
Think not because their deeds were dark,
Grim feelings haunt them still;
Remember thou repentance true. "
The daskest heart may
Oh! smile upon the fallen!
The heart that's suffer'd scorn,'
Though'crustid, has tender impulse:
Though trampled on, may own. ,
Rare gems, airtfright as ever lived '
In heart's that ne'er have knOWn
The pangs, the pains, the hopeles, hours]
The fallen one may own.
Oh! smile upon the fallen!—,
Look kindly in their face r . _.! -
There are plenty who can frown on them,
But few the smiles they trace, '
Why, then, shouldst thrall thy grim look add,
When thou a smilittriay'st nue'',
A smile wnich may into their hearts
A ray of hope infifee.
Oh! smile upon the Olien!--•
Who knows but from above
The angels may be likokingou
.The smiles of happy love?
And then, perchance, the fallen one '
MayLffer up a prayer,
That Heaven may bless thee in thy plans,
And-send thy life the fair.
Oh! smile upon the fallen!—
Remember drooping flowers
To raise their heads when suns do smile,
Are nonrish'd by kind showers; •
Then, smile upon the fallen one;
It perhaps may heal a smart
It may cause a flow of gladness
To warm the frozen heart.
Triter from Vim Orlnns.
NEV 7 ORLEANS, a., ULY 14, 1851.
'FRIEND REPORTER :—Would you like to know.
he whereabouts of your old correspondent " Ro
te° I" I have the pleasure of informing you that
he is sitting this present evening at his : open win
dow in the '..Crescent City," 'fighting musquimes
with an inJustry quite commendable, and between
limes trying to get off a few lines of gossp for your
edification. The weather is ra aultil'%ifvarin here
now ; and it is only,after sunset that one can screw
Lis ambition up high enough to, do anything. The
evenings, however, are very, pleasant, and they,
would be quite a compensation) for die warmth of
toe day if it were not for the '; gallinippers" sing
inz their very unwelcome songs arounilone's head,.
attillike impolite creditors sticking their bills into
one's face. I left Bradford County on She 13th of
tine. and I intended to have dropped you a few
notes by the way, but after getting started I found
no much of interest to take my attention that I could
not see any time for' writing. June is certainly the
p!ea•aniest month in the year for travelling, for the
weather to then almost always fine, and nature
everywhere is arrayed in her loveliest attire._
Iran Nil , two days to going loCineinttati, whereas,
tour years ago it took me eight days to go that dis
tance. The loyalties for travelling are increasing
every year beyond all tsalculation, and the c'omlorts
asu increased while the expenses are very
h ieduceth By the route I came the distance to
city is nee thousand seven hundred miles. -1
a twelve day‘ coming, and my necessary ex.
se did not exceed thirty dollars, although 1 fared
e a prgce every day By taking second class
nreyances one mi,glit come for fifteen dollars.—
her leaving Cleveland on Lake. Erie, the rail•road
through a beautiful part of the State of Ohio,
og about the centre. That part near Columbus
remarked as eiceedingly fine, and 'I could but
rasa it in my own mind with the wild and rug
d scenery of my native liennsylvania. There
re thousands of acres of corn and wheat on land
erel and nob as the Susquehanna fiat, and it
,ed as though it mutt- be a pleasure for the
niers to cultivate such on conversing
ilh some of them upon , I found that
y were no more s at> their lot than
nybody else." They ,tel with chills'
fever, and they that ; was S much
re fertile and healthy state. Alas, poor human
ore!. Contentment i e aNie r y. sparing kagredicnt
to composition. I have never yetleard of that
e which the goddess of happineee has chosen
er continued abode • remained at t wo
II!e w , as to
and had a fine opportunity of seeing'
be seen about the Queen City of
est. And it is indeed a great and bas3r city,
'en to beauty will not lose in comparison
anyplace of its size east of the Alleghenies:—
'eanaheat travelling l above all othir modes - is the
o mfonable ant interesting, and especially so
western rivers. One has an elegant parlor to,
everything that • he Can wish for to eat or
and nothing to do but to look and talk and
.. 11 sleep just as he pleases. The banks of
Behr Iliviere" between Cincinnati and Louis
area perfect garden, adorned with some: of
oist IxlatiNul villages, and country. reSidences
ita :could wish to see. The falls at Louisville
re great disadvantage to the' Ohio river. The
around. 'them , through' which the steamboats
t ! .. P . ass cost over fi fteen millions of dollars,
1111 Is not wide enough frir the largestclasis
7- eti . The tolls are - very burdensome to thoskens
the boating. busineq. Our boat carried
l'undred tonsof fietZhti and the Captain inforta•
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p.#o7*V:iiio - *O*AT:4:O3V:DA,. BR - 40,00 - ':.(00,... - T,A4 - ,,1g- . I)'MEAitA GOODRIbt,
etl me that his expense in gifting thrOugli the
nal amounted to more "Min two.hundretidollare, al
'though .the distance is 0n1Y... two Miles. At 'Louis.
villa two Men chi our boat Wind Instantly killed . by
falling fromthe :upper deck °peddle guards beta!,
After ramsineinto the loWer Mississippi the scene.
ry tires one With its eontinoeleaseness:There are
no beaks or hilts or inountaitur tci give variety tethe
scene: Yet it is not
. devoid of a peculiar sublimity.
The mighty Father, ofyatere rolling en his =jes..
tic course so many hundred miles-the deep foieste
that border upon it,,And the numerous large and
-poterful steanaboalsorowded with 'palisetigers thei
look like little hirds floating on its ourface.—Sll these
and a hundred other things cannot be conteinplated
without a sense or sublimity. At New Madrid ; one
hundred.miles below the junction o it ib very wide,
and ne bottom ,can be found. 'An earthquake ed.
Cursed/at that place in 1824,, almost destroying the
town; I was informed by one who was acquainted
with that place, that some lour miles frem the river
there was also a lake to which no bottom could ,be
found, produced by the earthquake I have men
, tioned. The water is washing away the town by
degrees every year, and already one halt of the
houses have tumbled into the river. I saw ,one
large building myself which was Almost gone, the
ground having caved in under it ;of course it is al
most deserted. 'After passing Vicksburg the scene
began to improve, and below Baton Rouge nothing
could be imagined more lovely-than the scenes on
both sides of the river. Large fields of corn, sev
en and eight teet high stretched away, and beauti
ful sugar and cotton plantations adorned the banki.
The planted houses are tastefully built, in the midst
of splendid gardens, and shaded by flowering trees
and live oaks. The ne,, , Tro buildings are small
white cottages, all alike, and all built in a row
looking neat and village-like. In one single held
which I saw I was informed there was ten thou
sand acres, and rtell you it was a large one and as
level as a,floOr. The rows acorn and cotton were
as straight as a-line could have. made them. Just
think what a figure our finest Bradford county farms
would have made there—ehl It is alle city along
theliver forien miles before we get to New Or
leans proper, and everything denotes affluence. I
arrived here on the 25th of June, and although I had
only been absent two years, yet I saw a very per
ceptible change. New Orleans is imprying rapid-,
ly, and if it only had some of the advantageswhich
ii lacks it would impbve faster. But it is bound to
be a great place despite of every disadvantage. It
is not only improving in appearance but in the state
of society here. Yankee emigration is. last 'doing
away with many French and Spanish customs ; and
a complete system of public schools of a high or
der,—which by the way is the most powerful en
gine that can be brought to bear upon the moml
character of a plate—is doing much to elevate its
character. Still it needs more than will be done in
a gond while, and it is not, certainly the most de
sirable place of residence in the Union. T believe
in giving the Devil his due however, and I cannot
put it down as low as some have in their Wrath
seen fitto do. We had a duel come off the other
day,,between a candidate for Congress, Dr. Hunt,
'and the Editor of the " Crescent" Mr. Frost, which
proved fatal to Mr. Frost the challenger. And we
have had two or three murders within a week or
two But such things happen in Nerd York, and
even in our owr. quiet and peaceful county.
Eve, ybody except those who belong, to the 4tcant
gez-away" club have gone to the north, or into the
country, and, consequently the city is as present
comparatively dull But thee is no epidemic yet,
and the city is usually healthy. Thera is consid
erable cholera along the'river however, and ship
. board of the boats. This is undoubtedly
the place to make money easily and also to spend
it easily. The lowest wages for male teachers in
*public schools areAeventy-fivedellars per month
arid many of them gel one hundred and twenty
The females get from forty to seventy-five per
month, and the duties requ ir ed are no mere ante
ous than in a common district 'school in Bradford
County. We have had no rain in a longtime, and
the streets are very dry. Tire gardens suffer for
want of water. I forgot - to mention that I acci
dentally.' fell in company with young Morgan, The
Daguerrea'n Artist from Towanda, on my' way. I
shall probably write you occasionally. In the mean
time I am yours,
LAST WORDS OtTUE Paestumers.—When Wash
ington.was 67 years oh], he lay upon his death-bed.,
" I find I ant dying,". And again " Doctor, I die
herd, but I am not afraid lo go ; I believed frommy
first attack, I should not survive it ; my breath can.
not last long." And.so.he ceased tolreathe.
More than a quarter of a century elapsed before
a similar scene was witnessed. Then on the same
day, the jubilee orthd nation,. Adams, at DO years
of age 'annefferson at 83, came s down : to their las t .
hour. " I resign . myself:to my 'Gad," said, /eller
son, "and my:child 40 my country." Soon after
Adamsexclainied, "Independence foreveril and
all was over. They to had ceased to breathe. %;
Five years after this; at 71 years ot age, Monroe
ceased •to breathe. - . -
Five years after thisi at 85 years of age Madison
ceased to breathe. -
Nearlrfive years after ibis, at 6$ years of age,
Harrison remarked: “Sir, I with you to understand
the true principles of the government ;I wish them
carded out; I ask - nothing more" Anti he'eeased
Four years after Ibis, at 78yeare of age, Jackson
observed, in tubstance ; tg My aufterings, c ,,,though
great, are noibingin comparison midi: those of my
Savior. jhrough - whose death I look for everlasting
happiness." And heceased to breathe.:.
•In less than three years alter titre, at 87 -years of
age, the•second Adanip declared : , fortlis ig.thalast
of earth; I am eptitent.'.' And 'tie • ceased
breathe, _ , .
In a little more Man one ,year ai: ll4
years of age, Polk; bowed his head baftisall Cell"
SailOG And he eine& bit Wattle?
r :" . ' - ' ,",7-‘ 4ll£64l:ll)Lii3S - 701 ,- DENUNCIATION' FROM,A** 41.7#*Ttlk.::"
J. B. D
American Naval Anecdotes.
- Some of the anecdotes contained in the follawiag
seriewhavu been before publish ed, add' amp 9; hive
hot;. allihowever i will betti on:de-Mote, is;
there are, possible_ some of our fising i gertesatiOn
who, have s not read
Whet's , !Wedowee; was- Fitat Lieutenant of
under command of Captain Smith, a circum.
'silence occnuedin the harborer Oil/tiller sufficient.
ly 'lndicative of the firmness and decision, of his
character. - t An American anereluun t; brigcam to ;
rizichoi the tTitited Statei Ma cdonough
in thirabsence of Captain Smith, who had gone on
shore, saw a boat from a British frigate board . the
brig, and talks from her a man ; he instantly man
aed a gig, and pursued the British boat, Which he
overtook; jest es' it roadbed 'the frigate, and wifficiat
eiremohy, leek- the iMpreised man into- his' own
boat. The frigate's boat was twice the force of his
own; but the act- was so bold as to astound the
Lieutenant who commanded the pressgang, and no
resistance vrasoflered: When the aflair was'made
known to the -British Captainehe came on board_ of
the Siren in a great rage and inquired. how he
dared tOtake a man from his boat. /114caonongh:
repried, that the man w an American seaman,
and was under the protection of the flag of Ile
Unites States, and that it was his duty to protect
him. The Captain with a volley of oaths,"sivore he
would bring his frigate alongside the .Siren, and
sink her. That, you may do, said Macdonough,
"but, while she swime r the man you shall not have."
The English Captain told Macdonough that he i
was a young haiotrained fellow, and would repent
of his rashness. Supposing, sir,.said he, " I had
been in boat, would you have.dared to have
committed such an act '1 "I should have made the at.
tempt, sir, at all, hazard., was the reply. "What
sir !' said the English captain, " would-you venture
to interfere if I,were to impress men from that
brig." Yon - harit only to try it, sir," was the pithy
answer. The English officer returned to his ship,
manned his boat and made his way- towards the
brig; Macdonough did the same, but there the
affair ended, the English boat took a circuitous
route and returned to the ship. There was such .a
calmness in the conduct of Lieut. Macdonough,
such a solemnity in his language, and such a po
liteness in his manner, that the British officer saw
he bad to, deal with no ordinary man, and that at
was not prudent to put him on his mettle.,
When Lieutenant Decatur was in the squadron
lying before Tripoli, under the command of Com
modore Preble, he conceived a plan for recapturing
or destroying the U. S. Frigate Philadelphia, which
having got lost on a ledge of rocks, and capsized
in the harbor of Tripoli, had been made a prize by
the Aliterines, and got a float again. With great
difficulty-he obtained the Commodore's sanction to
his perilous -enterprise ; but having at last gained
his consent, Decatur manned thenntrepid with sev.
enty volunteers, and accompanied by other young
officers, all of whom have since acquired tame, he
sailed from Syracuse on the 3d of February, 1804,
in company of the United States Brig Siren, Lieut.
Stewart, Who was no take oil the men in his-boats
in case it should be found necessary to use the In
trepid as a fire ship.
After s tempestuous passage of a fortnight they
arrived off Tripoli towards evening. It had been
arranged between Lieutenants Decatur and Stewart
that the ketch and the boats of the Siren should en
ter the harbor about ten o'clock that. .night...: The
time arrived; but a change of wind had carried
the Siren several miles to the leeward; and Deca
tur determined to take advantage of the wind which
was then fair, and venture into the harbor with - Out
waiting for the-boats. The Philadelphia, with' her
guns mounted and loaded, was Floored under the
guns of, the castle, two . Tripoliien cruisers lay with
in two cables' length, on her starboard quar'er,
and several gun boats within - bengal-shot on her
star board bow.
, The ' kefcb carried her gallant
crew within two hundred yards of the frigate, with
out interruption; -they were then hailed, and'order
ed to anchor. A Maltese pilot, by Decatur's order,
answered that they had lost their anchors in a gale
of windloil the coast, and therefore, could not-an
chor. fly this time had approached nearthe frigate
and were becalmed. Lieut. Decatur then directed
small boat to take a rope, and make it . fait to the
fore chains of the frigate; this being iiceirkiplislied,.
the crew begun to warp the ketch alorigstile. Up
to this moment, the enemy had snapected no dan
ger; but now in great contusion', troy began to pre
pare for defence. Before they were well aware of the
character of their visitors, Decatar had spun); on
board, followed by Midshipman Challis Morris—
These mascara nearly minote on ihaideck be
fore their comp anions finned tbem., Fortritrately,
the surprise was too sudden for ralviintago ta be
taken of the delay. The' Turks crowded togeth t
er on the quaitemleck, without attempting.to repel
the !Merrier/1i who :ass ' aS a attffi . numberi
Were area:4W nil:Orin 4' front equal to their ad
4emaries, rushed upon them, and very soon clear
ed the deck: About twenty Turks 'were killed' in
the asiiault-Ahd rest jumped overboard or fled be
Eir ordered the ship to be set-on Sriin saV !„
oral parts, and when' certain of her destructioa,, the
crew returned on 'board the ketch ; a favorable
breeie sprung' up; and they sailed out of the barber
without the loss of a man, tour only being wounded. .'
• Soon aller the above incident, Commodore pre.,
ble detemlinadto . rnake an anack on Tripoli; ,- arl
give Decatur the command'of a division. Having
secured a Prize, Decatur was aboutla taiieheroin,
When a boat, 'Which bed been oornmando4 by This
brother, Lieut. -.Lanes Decatur,. came under his
sieni;_ and be was informed thathii lirOthisr, after
of tha 'rtienifaj'boatspliiiren.
metering' one .
treacherously slain by the commander,' who was
makinglor-the port. lie waited.-tohear on more,
bat haittened to overtake"thelianneht,7and tango,
bin brotbit; with hid' single boat puling the/
reireetingjoe. beyond tha : Jinn pf_ihe
'soeCee4 . led inlaying-bin-boat ihingeide,- - aaa Ike*
himself owboard ) with eleven of hie men—all the
/ I 4.
erarneie The fight ecmfnued 'oe
deck foutvreutuminietespatid but four of his r mel.
temaitted Untvoundett Decatur now singlet oni~
the commander, ivjui wasihe.zpecial object of hhli
vengeance. With his cutlass_ be attempted, .10_01
his head of the espontoon with Wbiela his tali;
;agonise was armed, but, striking the. iron - , th e,
treacherous steel bieke at thelfilt, and he received
a Wound in' the tight breast.' Thriy then clole4
and after a fierce struggle, Wilt felt The Turk eiy,
deavored to stab him with a dagger; but Decatdr
seized - bis arm with' his left hand, and • witty hie
right brought a small pistol" tebearupoulis antiig4e
nist—cocked it, fired thrciugh' his pooket,-andltilled
him. During this struggle one of Tripolitans t+
hind Decatur,. aimed a blow at his head with
sabre ; an American seaman, who had been so se
verely wounded as to lose the use of both his handl),
rushed between the sabre and :his cornmandeAl
head, and received the blcitir upon his own head
which fractured his skull. The generous sailor stir•
vived, and!his self4leycieion vkas - atter wards reward
ed by the government.... • t
Aber the war with Great Britain, a squZdron wits
sent to the Mediterranean, under the command er
Comodore Decator, for 'the purpose or, punisliiiig
the Algerines for depredation upon our commerce.
Be arrived before Algiers on the 23de( June,
1815, and immediately demanded a treaty. His
terms were stated, with all possible brevity, to be
a relinquishment of all annual tribute or ransom of
prisoners; property taken hem 'Americans to be
restored or paid rot; all enslaved Americans to be
released, and no . Ameridan ever%gain to be held as
a. slave. The -relinquishment, as tribute was the
most difficult point to settle, as it was conteoded ,
that it might be used as a precedent by the European
powers, and prove destructive to the Dry. " Even
little powder," said the Algerine negotiatnr„"rnight
prove Batista: tort'." lf," replied Decatur, " you
insist upon receiving powder as tribute, you must
expect to receive balls with it." In fogiy-eight
,hours the treaty was negotiated, giving to Americans
privileges and' immunities never before granted by
a Barbary State to a Christian power.
(Prom thckens' Household Words
A PVQ113111.1331, 1 11 C 1731,811.
Among the many strange objects which an Eng.
lishman 'Teets with in India, there are few which
tend io much to upset his equanimity as, a visit
from a wandering fuqueer.
The advent of one of these gentry in an English
settlenient is regarded with much the same sort of
feeling as a vagrant cockroach, when he makes his
appearance unannounced hi a modern drawing
room. if we could imagine the atoresaid
roach brandishing his horns in the lace of the hor
rified inmates, exulting in the disgust which his
presence creates, and intimating, with a conceited
swagger, that in virtue of his ugliness, he consider..
ed himself entitled to some cake and wine, perhaps
the analogy would be more complete.
The fuqueer is the meilicant friar of lad Via. He
owns no superior; wears no clothing; performs no
work; despises everybody and everything; some.
times pretends to perpetual fasting ; and lives on
the fat of the land.
There is this much, however, to be saidfor him
that when he does mortify himself Joi the good. of
the community, he does it to some purpose. A la
ten fast, or a penance of parched pease in his shoes,
would be a mere bagateltri to him. . Wehave serm
-a fruitier:lr tit eat at all.—
He carrieka small black stone about with him,
which had be en . presented to his mother by a holy
man. He pre - fended that by sucking this stone,
and without the aid of any sort of nutriment, he had
arrived at the mature age 'of forty ;. yerhe had a
nest of scpplenientary china, and , a protuberant
paunch, which certainly did great credit to the fat
tening powers of the black stone. Oddly enough,
his business was to collect eatables and (Moira
bles ; but like the ficettish gentleman'who was con
tinually begging brimstone, they were " no for his.
set; but for a neebor." IVlten 1 saw him he was
soliciting offetings of rice, milky lA, and ghee, for
the benefit of his patron Devi. These offerings
were daily laid upon the altar before the Devi, who
was supposed to atlorb them during themght, con
siderately leaving the frtigments, to be distributed
among the poor of the parish. 'His godship was
very discriminatiti i gin the goodner4 and freshness
of these offerings ; for he rejected 'such as were
stale, to be returned nest morning, with his male.
diction, to the fraudulent donors.%
SomEtimes a fuqueer,will take 'it WO his head
thawhe community will be benefited by ids Artill-
Ching himself along; like a cart-wlieel, fora people .
of hominid of milers or so. Ne . iiea.his Waste to his
ankles; gets . s tic, composed ofehoppastiaw, inud,,
cow-dung, laid along the ridge of his backbone; a . ,
bamboo staff passed through the: angle formed by
his knees. and his elbows, by. way of an axle; and
off he goes; a brazen cup, with' bag, and a bubble
buWe; bang like,,tassels at the two, extretnities:of
the ale— e lites accoutred, tie often starts - on a
journey which will occupy him for several years,
like Itilton's fend, • •
• O'er bog. or steep, throajrh straigbi, rough, dense or rare, .
With bead, bauda t feet or wings, porsnesins way.!
On arriving in . the vicinityef a
• ilitage, the' whole
population turn out to:meet andescorthim with due
honors to the,public well or tank ;. the men beating
'dhoti's' and the women singing through their noses
Here his holiness ulibends,..washes oil the dust
anedirt acquired by petimbulating several miles
of dusty t road ; and; After partaking at a slight re
freshment,. enteraintrkonversalion with the essem
bled villagers; feet is if he were an 'ordinary mat;
tal; - ii*ing very' FitAtilar jraiiiiriei
hUatite . ofltheir, larders; and slight' iusektivnioutt
as to heir moraht...- , Otoonase siert onek was mix;
ictus to have the-honor of entertaining a man se ho
ly' aato Mkt* theif.fineasnee doublet' tip'.,in; the
04 - 4#.- 1 01 1 '; : 1 4 1' iiisr i01 44 ' 40 1- ii to - *O.
bilA*7l 1h preT ti nge- P. Whereupon
makes speeekirywhich he returns thanks lbr the
attentionesho . we him; and. intimate* that heiutentla
i -7 : -
taking up his quarters with the man : who is most
callable of testifying.hls appreciation pf the , honor.
After some niggling; ho knocks
,himsell down, a,
decided bargain , to be the guest °Oho, highest hid!.
der,,iti whose house he remains, giviiig good ad..,
vice fo the community,. and diffusing .
,en odor of
sanctity throughout the whole village. : When the
supplies begiik ; to fail, lie tie big hands to his heels
again, gets a freih tire put on, and is
; escorted out ,
of the village with the same formalities as ; =ow.
panied his entrance.. 1
Like other vermin of his class, he is most apt to
ausichhimself .ftweakervesseV cd:humani
ty, with whom ho favorite. .
I` He is not certainly, indebted to his personal advan
tages for ihis•lavor, for a more hideously ugly race
of men is seldom met; with. As irtrattall not
made him sufficieutly i repulsi • bis
hideousness by encircling his
white paint; daubing bis oh)
yellow; a white streak runs r
nose, and another forms a of
his ribs are indicated by corres)
paint, which give 4 a highly
effect to 'his breast. ',When
no clothes, and that_ the use
religion, some idea may be
first view of him occasioned
Ou the attemoon of a very sultry dayln Jane, I
had got a able out hi the yerandah of my bungal
ow, and iv,as amusing myself i with a galvanic ap
paratus, giving such of my, servants as had the cour
age to taste of what they called ll'utatee boinjee
(English lightning,) when a long gaunt figurer
with. his hair hanging in disordered masses over
his face, was observed to cross the lawn. Ou arriv
ing within a few paces to where I atood, he drew ,
himself up Man imposing attitude—one of his arms
akimbo, while the other ,held out towards me what
appeared to be a pair of tons with a brass dish at
the extremity of it. . • •
" Who are yeti 1". I called buf.
"Fuquear," was the guttural response.
"What do you want ?" '
" Bheek," (alms.)
" Bheek !" I exclakmed, "surely you ire joking
—a great stout fellow like you can't be wanting
The fuqueer paid not the slightest attendee, but
continued holding out his tongs with the dish at the
mitt of it.
" You had better be ofl,". I said ; 1 1 never aim
bbeek to people who are able,ta work." t
" We do Kluicala's work," replied the fawner,
with a swagger.
"Oh! you do—theti,"' I answered, "you hrd
better ask Khooda for bheek." Stmsaying,. I turn
ed to the table, and began ,arranging the apparatus:
10emaking some experiments. happening to look
up about five minutes after, I observed that the tu
queer was standing upon one leg, and struggling
to assume as much majesty as was consistent with
his equilibrium. The tongs and dishes were still
extended while his left hand sustained his right
loot across his abdomen. 1 turned to the table, and
fried-to go on with my work ; but I bluddered aw
fully, broke a glass jar, cut my fingers, and made
a mess on the table. I had. a consciousness of the
fuqueer'i‘ staring at me'with his extended dish, and
could not get the fellow out of my head. I looked
up at him again. There he was as grand as ever,
on his one leg, and with his eyekrivettetl.mt,-mine
-th..csinneed tars pericirmanno for n ally an hour,
yet there did not seem to be fainte t In'dicafion of
his unfelding himself;—rather a pi turesque onnt-,
meet to tie lawn, if he should take i into his head
—as these fellows sometimes do--to rdinaiu iii . the
same position for a twelvemonth. " If," I said,
"you stand there much , longer, I'll give you such
a taste of boinjee (lightning) Ws will make you glad
to go." •
The only answer to this thiial was a smile of de
fiejoll thg sent his mustache briilliag up against his
"Lightning!" he sneered—k' your lightning can't
"ouch a fuqueer—the gods takcure of him
Without more ado, I char ed the battery and
connected it with a coil machi e, which; as those
who have tried it are aware, i capable of , rackin g
the nerves in such a way as r w *pie care totry,
and which none are capable orl voluntarily enduring
beyond a few seconds.
The fuqueer seemed rather tmused at 1103 queer
looking implements on the able; but ',otherw•i-e
maintained a look•oflotty ritoki m; nor did he seem
in any way alarmed when , I approacheif with the
Some of my servants , whe_had, already 'expeii
enced the process, now came clustering about with
looks'of ill suppressed' inerri4ni, to witness the
fovea's ordeal. , I fastened' one wire to 'his still
extended tangs, and the otherl to the fuot on the
..round. ,-.. • '
, As the coil marhine - was, not yet in action,",bc
yond dismicerting'him a little; the attaChtiteritt of
the. wires rdidnot otherwise af fe ct;him. •But
pushed the magnet into
.the and gave him
the full strength:of:this battery/ he howled. like a ,
demon the tongs=to Which' his' hand ;was rabic'
fastened by a force beyond hislvrill4tiv,ering tin
his uawilling,gresp a. if, it :were .burning - ,the flesh
from his bones: He threw himself' on - the gmunk
yelling and gnashing his teeth, 'the lenges 'Cland',l
an irregular accoMparihn i ent:`, Never 'Watt 'human
Prio bo 11. e was rolling about
in such a fratiticwaythat bt4an to leas would
doltiinaelf mischief; • ancl,4liiiiking he had now ate
much'ea was good for'hiin
and reliastd him.
For, some - .minutes! he lay quivering on the
grentiiliiisifnot quite Airee' that the horrible spell
was bf,!*r . r.!heß aa.oo,onli
t l lP!ahaifoll! hhus 40 4 the .l awn, .and
eier_the fence like an cnielope . When fie:; got. to
what befecketted cursingtiffitecei he tamed sound;
tillook rifle &ais ' at'Fme; ' and` rorto
and to s sing bisect= atoll in a manner learlid
i .. 'i"..
MlEffl l .!!
There is - 4,iieduliadtY i u'tlis :atroie: of.ituC Oriente
MI,. that, beyond wishing the object of it a liberal
endowment 01,. blisters , Iroiliena. ulcers,: (noiinefft. , •
e'ent curses in a hot country.) he does nOlotherwise ,
allude to ,him perilonally ; but di acts the maia - bure- '
den of his . will% ••• •aru -t I female relatives- - froM
, o ab ri
ilia gra,ntlmoiher to , his
,grand4laughteri wives? ,
daughters, sistervi aunts,- and gnindauntiv
These he appreciates individually, and. collectively
tlirbugti eyery.clause of. a proscribed futrnelvity i r
(Mich has been handed down by his ancestors, and
w Nob, in searchingnessof detair au& - comprehene
ditions or imp!oveleate. •• • • -:" •- ' •
'Leaving me to rot arid wither fromttie facile - Ma
earth, and consigning all my female kindred to at
ter"and ineviabli dead; and destructioryhe walked
off to a neighboring village td give vent to his fed:
ings tuid.ternpOse his raffled digit* - - ..C4
It so *petted, that a short time ehlitfiefatiiiet
had gone, I incautiously held my
watching the results- of some experithenti, over
dish of fuming acid, arid consequently hecanni so
ill as to be obliged to retire to my bed rotten' and
lie down. In the comae of an bout; I called to my
bearer to fetch me a glass of water; but althott,;h
heard him and some of the other servants arbritper
ing together behind - the prude, or door curtain, nu
attention wai paid to my summons. Afifit repeat
ing the call two or three times with the Same- re- :
suit, I got. up to see what was the matter: Oil
drawing aside the porde, ',beheld the whole estab‘
lishment seated in full conclave cm,their Itatmcbea
round the door. On seeing me they allgoi up and
took to their heels, like a coves of frightened par
tridges. The old Kidmudgar was too tat tome far; ,
so - I seized him, just as he was making,bia exit by
a gap in'tfie garden fence. He was, ai 'first, quite
incapable of giving any accounrof himself; so I
made him sit a minute athong the Icing:grass tore =
cover his wind, when he broke out with " !
liab-re-hab 1" and begat:llo blubber, at only a fat
Kidmudgar can; implonng melt, inedinstahtly to/
. the luqueer, and make ltim a present; ihdia not
would certainly be a dead man before to.motrow'e
sun; For said he, a futpeer's - curse is good as ts.
mut-LT-bail (matter of fate). Seim of his fellows
now seeing that the murder was out vatured. :d
come back, 'and joined in requesting me to save
my life while there was yet time.
A laugh was the only gnawer I could hasie.-4;
This somewhat reassured them, bat it gni easfto
see that I.was regarded by, all as a doomed Man.—
It was to no purpose thai I told them that wee now
quite well, and endeavored to esplain the WOO of
my sickness. They would, have it that I was in a
dying state, and that my only salvation lay in send ,
ing off a messenger with a kid and a bag of Mien
to the fewer. The derdzee (tailor), who hailinat
come from the village where the fogneer had taken
refuge, told me, that as soon am the fnqbeer heard
that I was ill, he pe►formed a pas soul of a most
impressive character, shouting and threatening.-to
curse every body in the village as he had me and
mine. The consequence was that pica ► cot-ties,
rice and ghee were showered upon him a ith over•
`Without /saying a word t armed myself with a
horsewhip, set out far tho village, and / found the
fuqueer surrounded by a dense crowd of men and
women ; to whom he wasiabbeririz,Wlth,trehen.
.t.wwirviwutiatty - ; how he had withered
me up root and branch, and expressing a hope that
I would serve as a lesson to the other Ohildien of
Sheitan who natured to take liberties with a fu.
queer. The crowd hid me from him till I broke
in upon his dreams with a Slight taste of my whip
across his shoulders. His eyes nearly leaped out
of their sockets when he turned round and saw me.
Another intirbation from my thong sent him off
,with a yell, leaving the rich spoil he had collected
from the simple villagers behind. What became
of him I caner* tell. .I heard no more of him.
A few . such adventures as these would tend to
lessen the gross, and, to them, expensive supers&
lions under which the natives of 'lndia at present
`Tilt ILIIE•POOTED LTV'S ONES—Two hula rag.
ged girls went by niy window just now, their links
scanty garments fluttedng in the wind; but their
little blue hands were locked in: each other, and
the elder ;tenderly lifted the younger through the
snow drift. It was but a short time ago, that I
passed the same cluldren in _Broadway.. One of
them had rags atound her feet, nod a pair of brok
en shoes. ~.The- o ther was barefoot, )01 she looked
veiy for was pinching mild. "Blary," said the
other,' in a geode voice, " sit down onthe door dep.
here, mid I will take 01l my rags and shoes. Your
feet are cold, and you shall wear tl?ern the rest, of
the way." "Just a little while,"• replied thefilhell:s
" for they are very cold; bat you shall have them
again directly,"- They sat down and made the
friendly exchanger, and away jumped the little one,
her, bare feet pattering on the cold atones ; follow.
ing with a bappy-heart-warmllt.
Wommius or Pn isoiorn IN—The polypus receives
new life Imp•the knife which is lifted to destroy it.
The'fly-spiderlays an egg as large as itself. There,
are foorahou..and muttony one muscles in scaler.
, Honk discovered fourteen thousand minors
in the eye of theArtmeLand to effect . thaverpire.
;iOll of ...carp, thirteen thbusand sis hundred site.
rietyvessels, veins, bonesotc., are necearmry. The
holy of every spider contains, put little masses,
pierced _with a multitude: of imperceptilde boles,
easkimle permitting the passage of a single thread;
all the threadkin-the amount of one : thousaild ; Ap
each Mass, join tagethcr.when they come out and
make a thread With iyhich the, spiderepins its : web,
f alba •whar we cell a - spitlevltr,.finetad consists "f•
more - than one thousand united. Leiblbock,• by.
mean• ova mtcroscomobserved spiders no larger
than - agrain of band, weich spun threads so Bud it
`took lour thousand of them tt: . ! .equal in magnilnd"
a single hair. - •••
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