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eatr o a g Montinn, Otptember 20, 1851.
.lEltittli Vuttn.,
t• Send iorth thy light and thy truth, that thak may shine upon
the Earth : for iam an Earth mat is empty d void aatirthoa
enlightenest it:'—Thometa Kempia..... hijuitunteehriatin
Through thy clear spaces, Lord of old,
Formless and void the dead' earth rolled I
Deaf to thy h e ves's sweet music, blind
To thy.great lights which round it shine;
Igo sound, no ray no warmth, no breath—
A dumb despair, a wandering death! • •
To that,dark weltering horror came
Thy spirit like t subtle name—
A breath of life electrical.
Awakening and transforming all.
Till beat and thrilled is every part
The pulse, of a living heart.
Then knew their bound 4 the land amities.
Then smiled that bloom of mead and tree ;
From dust to Hower, from moth to man;
The quick creative impulse ran. _
And Earth. with life of thine endued,
Was in thy holy eyesight good.
As lost anddark, as dead and cold,
And formless as that earth of old,
.4 trandering waste of storm and night,
Midst spheres of song and realnihr light,
A blot upon thy holy sky," l. ..
Untouched, unwarmed of thee, am 11,
0 Thou who movest on the deep
Of spirits, wake my own from sleep ;
Its darkness tight, its coldness warm,
The loss redeem, the ill transform,
That flower and fruit henceforth may be
Its grateful ofiering,meet for thee !
Her little chair is vacant now,
Her playthings put astray
The beauty of hr r cherull brow
Is vanished where ste lay
The music of-her plan delight
Is hushed forever more;
The sunny lace; shat gleamed so bright,
Had faded from the door.
Yet still we listen thre , ught the night
To hear her breathing sweet,
And with the inorn3 awakening light,
Her kiss we turn to meet:
And through the live-long day we sigh
To catch her beaming smile.
And see that form go 'sounding by,
So beautiful ere while.
In vain; in vain—a shadow lies
Where 'sunbeams used to fall;
The, moaning wind alone replies'.
When her dear name we call;
The echoes of her step are fled.
And glance and smileare gone ;
And now we know ghat she is dead,'
And we are left alone.
But in each wind that fans our cheek,
Her own sweet breath is there; •
And angel lips in whispers speak
To comfort our despair;
And every star that burns above
Her own blest imagegives.
And tells us that where all is love
Our girl forever lives.
Carrspenharr from 31tai triton.
New•OaLlCllllB,Ang. 21, 1851
FRIENE REPORTER:—There is always something
Kirrin,g—something interesting—something excit
ing in New-Orleans. I have never known the time
when this was not the case, and I suppose it results
partly from-the nature of the population, and partly
from the situation of the city, at the mouth of the
Great Father of Rivers, the outlet of the whole west,
and the inlet of South American,;Californian and,Cu
tan news. fiat since the great Jackson battle, the
city was never so stirred to its very center as at
present, since the late wholesale muider of fifiy-rTe
Atnericans, mostly from New-Orleans, by Concha
and his miroons at Havana. Yotr have in all proba
bility had,a full account of that affair before this. And
if your American blood has not boiled within you
as yea read of that butchery ; I have entirely mis•
taken your character.
A gentleman in this city who witnessed the' inns;
mere says that it WRS horrible beyond description.
lie rays that these fifty-one brave young men a ere
exposed to the burning sun for about eighteen hours,
their hands tied with bullithongs behind their backs
all of that time, until the blood almost started from
then finger ends. They were denied in the most
brutal manner a single drop of water to assuage
then burning thirst, until tr.eir tongues .protruded
from their mouths covered with foam and thicken
ed Balla, and a deaf tear was tamed to all their
Pleadings fur a single draught of water to moisten
their parched lips,--a request that has never been
refused the greatest malefactor (kat ever stood be
neath the gallows. Then after dead' their bo
dies were mutilated—their ears cut oft their eyes
pluck.ed ofd, and mangled fragments of their bodies
stark on poles and carried -in solemn procession
through the streets of Havana.
Within two squares of my residence, the widow
ed mother of one of these v ietimisto Spanish barbari
ty, the morning on which the news arrived, went
elmost frar.tic with• the loss of her brave son, and
her cries fell mournfully on the 03111'01 faiths neigh.
I cannot describe the wild eotitement that riled,
tar that day and night in New. Orleans. It was
almost impossible for the authorities to restrain the
spun of vengeance that was raised from pouring
11 - 5 11 out on certain Spaniards and minions of Gov
emorlenerat Concha in this city. There were a
kW acts of violenc,e— The Spanish Consul was
burnt in effigy', and hishouse turned inside out, and
a Spanish paper named La Union, which had turn
ed al! its force to the aid of Concha, was thrown in..
to d isaireets,—•=types, press and, all. Within three
"P there were three thousand volunteers in this
coy ready to proceed to Cuba to avenge the blood•
or their murdered brethren, and in that time. ltio
Labatt fund was augmented about one hundred and
Aft?! ihnusaTui dollars ; by citizens of New-Orleans,
.I;u_ no doubt the it Viodicators"*.will soon
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entpire et Concha ..Whai atithon4lte hal to murder
oar eititens. The victims were under the com
mand of Cot. Cnttenden, son of the brother of the
presenCAttomeraSperal of , the U. S.; a brave dn.
Cer in the Merrican . war, and a grade:me at Wei l
\Nowi" friend Reporter, it may be that you and
your correspondent differ some in our - opinions ink
regard to this affair, and the whole Cuban struggle,
but that shall not prevent me from expressing plain
ly my views of the subject.
Those who have gone from the States to the aid
of the Cuban patriot& have been branded by a part
of the presses as "pirates," " robbers," and every
opprobrious epithet. But lam like "Jack Easy;"
feel disposed !to argue the point of piracy to see
who are really the pirates. Every one who is ac
quainted with , the History . of Spanish rule in Amer
ica knows thattit is nothirig but a history of organ
ized land.piracy, from its first establishment, and
through all of its subsequent progress.
History in its ample volume, contains not a
bloodier page than that which records the rapine
and cruelty of the Spaniards' in the first conquests
which introduced and established Spanish despot.
ism in the Western hemisphere. Cortez. with his
band of robbers commenced the scene, by - causing
the death of Montezuma. His sucessor " for refus
ing to discover theplace where the treasures were hid
( what a crime !) was stretched naked for some
time on a bed of burning coals! And then comes
the perfidy of Pizarro at the head of his banditti in
Peru, by which the peaceful Inca lost his life, and
the Peruvians their peace, and finally their entire
existence. Then to ham a right eteitnate of this
subject it should be remembered that Mexico and
Peru, were much advanced towards civilization.
Where, then, is that respect for royalty, that the
tottering and haggard throne of Spain now de/minds
for herself? It was wholly lost in the tremendous
system of robbery and butchery to obtain silver and
gold, and not liberty, and to effect this this blood
of a simple amt. unuffending'people flowed in tor
rents—they were hunted down with bloodhounds
like wild beasts, or burnt alive in tile thickets.
Behold, friend Reporter the title—the valid deeds
of Spanish possession -and Spanish ruler in the
West—written in blood by the hand of rapacity !
The ancient population has melted away, and. a
native white population has taken its place. Now
how stands tbe case? In the fertile island of. Cuba
a standing army from- Spain is there to smother -in
fear every aspiration for liberty, to extort the hard
earnings of oppressed industry for the coffers of a
distant throne, long famous in history for its °mix.
ed cruelty. Is it not legal robbery, thus by the ter
furs of an armed force to wring from the people
their honest gains to minister. to the luxury and ex
travagance id a foreign court, which still, amid the
general march °improvement in the world around
it remaius inielialiged in its (lark and cold Apt,t.
hem? What is piracy but er3. and what is
Spanish rule an America both in its brgitinbig and
at present, in the eye of the " higher of truth
and pulite, but land piracy I
It is recorded in oer declaration of tniependence,
and by American sentiment, that it is the right of
people everywhere to revolutionize to gain their
liberties; and if the oppressed natives of that "gem
of the. Antilles," really desire freedom from their
grevious yoke of bondage, as there is every reason
to believe they do, it is not only the privilege, but
it is as much the duty of Americans to aid - them
in ridding themselves of Spanish fetters, as it was
of those gen!roue and liberty loving foreigners who
aided os in our revolutionary struggle.
Who thinks of calling the noble Lafayele, and
Steuben, and DeKilb, and Montgomery freebooters
and pirates, because they came from Europe to as.
sist us in Revolution ? Yet is there not a similarity I
There comes up a piercing cry from Havana!, it
is the death cry, of butchered Americans, fallen in
the cause of Freedom. No ! pirates—forsooth !
But I ask in the name of all that is reasonable what
right has 'Concha, or cny other despot to treat as
pirates our citizens, acting under the American
principle of assisting the oppressed, who may hap
pen to fall into his halide? Public sentiment in our
happy Country, has declared that freemen have a
right to succor the downtrodden as far as is in their
power without injuring the faith of existing treaties,
and to incur if they choose the chance of war with
those who are struggling for such holy ends. Con
gress itself gave sympathy and aid to Greece—did
it not? And this right certainly carries with it the
correlatieve right, if captured to be treated as priso
ners of war, and not to be shot dov'n in cold blood
like dogs! Why should our country aid Greece,
why should they sympathize with Hungary,—Na
dons in the old world, and then turn a deaf ear to
the strugglings of the victims of an iron despotism
right at our doonr, on ouoown Contipent, and al
most in sight of obi shores? Why, why I
II 14 said that our brethren who were murdered in
Havana were imprudent and reckless. But I say
if there is any imprudence in the matter it rests
With our nation—our historians! Washington and
those heroes of the Revolution .who honoled and
prai!ed Lafayette . , Koskinico, and other foreigners
for coming to the aid of our people are the ma s ons
of the imprudence which tempted our young men
from their peaceful homes to go tenth in the cause
of liberty. And we mist desecrite Washington,
call Lafayette a, pirate, and uaetly recounce our
cherished memories and principlesioa runoff Con
on. von DIIIRDERING FRIIEDOX'S sans IN rat egoon's
You say are not the United States at peace with
Spain—is there note law fotbidding American citi•
zens from engaging in any military expedition
againat a nation at peace with nal "Yoe may cry
peace, peace, bat there is no peace ;" when our
citizens are murdered without the least pip of a
trial, and at the dictum of one man as pirates when
they ar no piratealaughtered as robbers when
they have never robbed or intended to rob any one
—`;with scarcely the privilege of scrawling a dying
adieu to their mothers. Call you that peace, when
our cotizerks are not ouly thus murdered, but then
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bodies ate inntilated and draf,g , eitabout the streets.
if 'hark, ask id the - mime of all that is hu
man, what is war, and what a Cause tor war !
This'great earth is the grant of the Almighty to
the whole family of man, it was not given to kings
and (*ens and princes, ,or nobility, in order that
they might shine and revel in the spoils and wealth
wrunerom the toiling millions. A fordo i, it was
not given that the inhabitants of any part should be
plundered by a luxurious government thousands of
mile° away. - This involves an acknowledgment of
the right of the people of the United States in emi
grate to Cuba, and it further follows from this pre
misc., in connexion with another principle, the uni
versal brotherhood of man, that it is the right oldie
-Americans, in aid of the Cuban patriots to bear the
standard of justice to triumph and final and com
plete victory over its foes, and tiros carry out their
cherished principle of the 11113111ta DIVINt ewer or
MAN over the pretended "divine right" of Kings
and Queens.
It is true in some stages of society, and under
certain circumstances an absolute government may
enshrine some virtue and generosity, but in our age,
in, modern Europe, monarchial power either abso
lutely or slightly modified, is in its essence a lie,
or in its action a crime.
Royalty, indeed, has its splendors with which to
dazzle and overwhelm the senses and enslive the
imagination. But to fustain these splendors what
has it? The hearts and affections of man 'I No!
but the dungeon, the gallows, the musket, the bayo
net and the spirit of the tiger! It knows no argu
ments but viotence r -no persuasion but cruelty.
Bnt I have forgotten myself, and perhaps trouble
you too much with my opinion. My only apology
is, however, that I am an American,—a democrat
—a lover of liberty, and a believer that liberty lopes
nothing by extension. I want the whole earth to
enjoy the liberty which we-possess.
And although, Iriend Reporter we may differ on
the subject of the Cuban struggle, I hope yon will
give this letter a place in your column.
I shall be more local in my next.
Yours truly, J. a. a.
Pastes Msene.--:This article obtains its name
from the prepared paper which forms the principal
material in its composition. This paper, which is
cut into any required size or shape, is made,of the
consistency of the hardest wood by steeping in oil,
after which it is left to dry in an-oven. When the
required time has elapsed, it is removed, and left
in the open air for some minutes, when a coat of
refined black 'varnish Is laid over the surface. Be.
fore this varnish becomes dry, pieces of pearl, cut
in the torn; of leaves, roses, and other flowers, as
the fancy of the artist may dictate, or the character
of the ;whin may require, are laid on the paper,
in' which they adhere, and which is again placed
ut the oven. When it has been removed the sec•
rid time, another coat of varnish is epithed on the
surface of the pearl and paper indiscriminately.—
The varnish, when it has had sufficient time to dry,
is scraped off the pearl, and the same process is
repeated several limes, until all parts of the - surface
are made quite even. This gives the pearl the ap
pearance of having been inlaid. The article, which
is still in an unfinished state, alter a thorough poi
ish,,has to be submitted to the hands of an artist,
upon whose skill its beauty in a great degree de.
ponds. Under his hands the piece of pearl, but
roughly formed, is soon convened into Wall blown
flower,- surrounded by•its leaves and buds. The
branches are first traced out with a camel's hair
pencil, dipped in size, Upon which gold leaf is af
terwards laid. Then follows the painting of the
flowers and leaves, the colors of which are =tier
ed almost indelible by the application of a second
coat 01 refined white varnish. Persons who have
seen papier mache articles have no doubt been
struck with the natural appearance given to the
leaves and flowers by the pearl, the brilliancy of
which endures and incredible length of time.
DARK Uouas.—There are hours, dark honor, that
mark the history of 'he brightest year. For not a
whole month in any of the millions of the past,
perhaps, has the sun shone brilliantly all the time.
And there have beep cold and stormy days in every
year. Aud yet the mist and shadow's of the darkest
hours were dissipated, and flitted heedlessly away.
The cruelest of the ice fetters have been broken
and dissolved, and the most furious storm loses its
power to harm.
And what a parable is all this of human life—
of our inside riorld, where the heart works at its
destined labors. Here too, we have the overshad
owing of dark hours, and many a cold blast chills
the heart to its core. But what matters it Man
is born a hero, and it is only by darkness and storms
that heroism gains its greatest and best develop.
meet and illustration—then it kindles the black
cloud into a blaze of glory, and the storm bears it
more rapidly to its destiny. Despair not, then.—
Never give up; whsle one good power is yours,,
use it. Disappointment will be realized. Mortify-
ing failure may attend this effort and that one—but
only beluxunt; and struggle on, and it will all work
Tue Vic or Tumerso —Galileo, when under
twenty years of age, was standing one day in the
Metropolitan Church of Pisa, when he observed a
lamp which was enspended from the ceiling, arui
which had been disturbed by accident, swinging to
and fro. This was a thing so common that thou.
sands, no doubt, had observed it before; but ßali
leo, struck with the regularity with which it moved
backwards and laniards, reflected oq ii, and per
fected the method, note in use, of measuring time
by means of the pendulum.
Tug rams vs. Srszca..-A rapid writer wilt pen
about 2,500 trords an hour. A rapid speaker will
utter 12,000 words In the same time. Hoe's newly
invented press will print 10,000,000 words in a
minute, or 00,000 4 04)0 Words an hour.—Ani. 4110-
Tea home 11 ., sigh•for is no kindred' dwelling, •
Where eager..eyes look wistfully for me. [swelling
Where hand, oi tt ets hand:and, hear ts.with. rapture ,
Bid the long parted:the must loved one be.
Home! smiling home' the limes are o'kit drooping,
Yet, from its chambers children stand aloof;
Bo low it Eei, that thy kind hand in st.ioping. •
Atone may touch its green and humble roof.
Home !raceful home! tae grass loth grow around it,
For garden flowers—daises blossom fair:
NarroW.its walls—an arm's breadth well may bound it
But sound. of scorn or wrong can reach nut there.
Oh ! welcome homil the exile gazing blindly
, Through tears of tendernews, the loved to see.
Haileth his native shore with thoughts less kindly,
Than my poor heart looks hopefully to thee.
lalluence,ef the Sabbath Hpoa Health
f. That ideas of proper fitness for appearing at
Divine worship, which are diffused 'through every
Sabbath-keeping community, carry with them that
attention to cleanliness, that change of apparel, and
that regard for neatness of person, which is an im.
portant and wholesome change from the habits of
the week.
2. The rest the Sabbath brings for the body is an•
another most impottant item. The physical ma
chinery gels run down with the incessant and wea
risome action ofthe week, and would soon be at
prostrated and Wined, were it not that the
Sabbath comes to the rescue. The Sabbath's re
freshing rest restores the system, and saves -the
Z. The same is true of the mind. It needs a pe
riodical repose as much as the bbdy, and without
it would sink and carry the body with it to ruim—
The extraasted intellect reposes quietly under the
shadow of the blessed Sabbath ; am? can go , with
vigor and alacrity to renewed toil after its weekly
4. Mental gloom and depiession, by whatever
means occasioned, act powerfully against the
health ; but the cheerful, life-giving, intimating in
fluences of an honored Sabblith tend to sweep away
the cloud. and darkness of the mind, and give that
elasticity to the'spirit which is so favorable to health.
6. MI the various vices of society make destruc
tive war upon the health; but the honored Sabbath ,
acts with great energy anti efficiency against them,
and, tothe extent that it represses them, and saves
men from the exhaustion and disease of sinful pas
6. The effect of Sabbath influences is to give pa
rity to the heart and peace to the conscience, and
therefore to confer that quietness and tranquility of
the mind, and that cairn confidence in God, which
eaves it Irorn those anxieties and excitements which
are so prejudicial to health.
7. None can doubt that the overtasked energies
of men in the irrational and intense.desire afier the
leading thing+ ot, this world have caused the fre
quent breaking down of body and mind, resulting
in premature decay and disease and death; bolt die
hallowed influences of the Sabbath tend to promote
just views of the proper objects of human pursuit,
to calm and moderate desire, and thus save the sys: ,
tem from those overworking. so prejudicial to it.
8. The laws of health, and man's obligation to
obey them, are more clearly teen and more deeply
felt when Sabbath influences enlarge the mind's
views of all the great interests of this and another
In respect, therefore, to that single object, the
preservation of hoahire we may regard dee holy
Sabbath as operating with great efficiency and as
producing the most important results.
exercise a partiality Thiti practice is lamentably
pievitlent. The first born or last boin, the only son
or daughter, the beauty•or the vrit of a household,
is too commonly set apart—Joseph like.
To be frequently put out of temper. A child ought
always to be spared, as far as possible, all just cause
of irritation ; and never to be Furnished for wrong
doing by taunts, cuffs and ridicule.
To be suffered to go uncorrected`to day the very
thing for which chastisement Was inflicted yester•
'day. With as much reason; might a watch, which
should be wound back half the lime, be expected to
run welt, as a child thins trained, to become posses•
sed of an estimable character.
To be correctej for accidental faults with the
same severity as if they were those of 'intention.
The child who does ill when he meant to do well,
merits pity, not upbraiding. The disappointment
to: its young projector, attendant. on the disastrous
failure of any little enterprise, is of itself sufficient
punishment, even where the result vas brought
about by carelessness. To add more is as cruel as
it is Wald.
Parents who give a child to understand that he is
a burden to themZneed not be anrrised, simian they
one day be given to understand that they are, bur
densome to him. ,
Tat Tslu►a Burn or litstwersn —This birdie as
smal) as a humming bird, and exceedingly bosun.
ful in plank& It takes its name from its instinct
tive ingenuity in forming its nest.
_lt tirstselectsa
plant with largO leaves, and then gathers coven
from the !throb, spins it ma thread by means of its
long bill and slender feet, end then, as with a nee•
die, sews the leaves neatly together to conceal its
nest. Several of these sewn nests we preserved in
the British Museum.
Envo.iiirst.=.Thers are few men so bopelensfy
and disadvantageously situated, that they canner
rise and succeed in Amy right end reasonable under
taking. sht he must be a man cousciOus, ;of his,
strength and Arco:els of purpose,. Who 'can say, "1
can and wili -succeed; and, win mild for myseit,
in spite of all hindrances, a name And fortune." To
such a man, the ebetaclei over which,hiX energy
triumphs, only a Zest to labors; ,they .whet
and exhilarate his spirits, and increase Its enjoy.
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M ge , MOM
Di ♦tsti
orrrufG ♦ RAtIOAD surptuPriost
Hsvitig seen nobody for thirty mites, nilhtover
took Ore at the centre of Jones couirty. The mad
was only visible by the three 't scores" on the
trees, the grass growing on it rank anti tall, like !hut
in the adjacent wood. I was striking for the court
youse. I passed a small opening in which stood
three rickety cabins, but they were untenanted.—
The road branched off into a thizen trails. Com
pletely pnzzled, I threw down , the relic aml left the
matter to the instinct of my horse. He struck into
one of the paths, and in fifteen minutes halted at a
large farm hotted..
" Halloo I" cried I.
" It's halloo - yourself,"siid the maw in the gal
" How far to the court house I"
" Where are you from t" said the man.
" From Winchester." '
"Then," said he, "the court - house is behind,
and you have come right by it there," pointing to
the deserted cabins.
" Why, saw nobody there."
I reckon* you didn't'" said he. "There's dog;
gery and a tavern twice 4 yew, twcr One at a time,
but they come with the court and go with the
"And-the clerk and eherifi r " said k 44 where do
they liver
" Oh, the sheriff is clerk, am/ the clerls ; is squire,
assessor, and tax collector in the bargain, and he
lives away down on the Leal."
" But - the kite, my friend—who owns the tots !"
"The same irthviduril that owns the betl part of
Jonas county—the only hindlord who never sues
for rent—Uncle Sam."
" Well, sir, I am tired and hungry—can I' stop
ith you toinght I"
" Light, stranger, light, Michael Anderson never
shuts his door on man or beast."
Hawing carefully housed end fed my horse, I
soon sat down to a substanriutscrpperpf fried chick
ens and stewed venison, corn eake, peach cobbler,
milk, butter and honey, served witty aweleonte and
abundance peculiar to the pine woods. My host
was a shrewd man, well to do in die world, prefer
ing done:rem:soy to any place this side of Paradise,
having lived them twenty years without adminis
tering a dose of medicine, and had never been cros
sed but oncedurivrg all that time: I was curious to
know what had disturbed die serenity of such a life
as his. •
" Why, sir," said he, " I don't make a practice
of talking about it, but being u you're, a stranger,
and I've taken a liking to :;•ou, I will narrate the
circumstance. May be you'vekheard how the leg
islature chartered the Brandon bank to build a rail
way through the pine woods away down to the sea
shore. In these parts we go against banks—but
mails scot of shook out prejudices. Before the ban k
could be set agoing the law required so much of
the coin to be planked up. The managers all lived
aboor Brandtm, but the metal was mighty scarce,
and the folks about there didn't have it, or they
wauld't trust 'ern.
" They strung what little they had ermine the
babies' necks, to cat teeth with.. Well, it got wind
that I had some of the genuine, and the manager
kept sending to me for it, offering to put me in the
board. But I always answered that my money
was pater in the out woman's stockings than in the
bank. t .heard nothing more .about it for three
mianke, when owe nigh! a big, likely tookitag man
rode ep, and asked me for a chunk of fire "
Well," says he, " this is
_unlucky. The road
will come right through your new smoke house;
what's to be done r'
You shall see," said I ; so calling my boys I
ordered them to tear it down. -" Stranger, there lay
the logs, the prittiest timber within fifty miles, all
hewed by my own hand. 1 have never had the
heart to put them up again. Well, the big man
/tenr changed countenance. He ran on with his
line, and the next (la) he came hack on hisireturn
to4lrandon. I was mighty lifted with the nrition of
the railroad, and a stopping place right before my
dOor. 1 entered six hundred and forty acres of land
My neighbors said we'd get the state-house here.—
man smiled and nodded -- ; he pointed out
where the cars would stop, and where the Gower.
nor would like to have a summer seat—and when
Ire went, he Carried away three thousand dollars for
:tie, all in two bit pieces and picayunes."
Well, squire," said I, " 1 suppose you got the
value of it I"
i"Stranger," solemnly replied tha squire, " I
never :saw the big man afterwards ; 1 heard no
More of the road. Hete's my smoke house logs
My old woman's got the empty stockings. Hme's
what thgy sent me a (certificate on the Brandon
Bank stock) for the money, and if you've got a ten
defter mint drop in your par* I'm ready for a
swap !"
- SUNDAY Wont.—Old Dominic, 1,- , «=-g,' of the
Ducth Church, celebrated fur his gotidniiiis his
hOmely originality,on an excessively hot sumunr
Sabbath, when amounting his text, read on four
vatic', and said': This is the foundation of the grst
head of my disconrse ; after reading four more, he
said, This is Ms ground of the ircond head of my
discourse ; and reading anoth,er Icor, he continued,
This is the foundation of the third head of my dis
course. Then stepping back amP pulling oil hi 4
warm cloth' Coat, he hung it on the side of the pul
pit, and conspicuous in his white linen sleeves, he
." Now, hrethten, depend upon' k we have got a
job before us."
Lady Jane Gray was once asked by one of her
friends, io a tone of surprise, hew she chuld con
sent to forego the pleasure of the chase, which her
parents were enjoying, and prefer silting at, home
reading her :Bible. She replied, all'amaseraeni of
that description is but a shadow of the i, , ure I
anry in leading thi's book.
:111midoii Methaislci and krilzaiss.
Th'e thir wink in such.i difiernit
manner trout the' 'Americans and englisii, that he
alniost arlitears to be a person belonging . to a deter.
em order of being's. clay hluAsm lilt slants at work,
the Ilindoo squats with hgilitteil:nearlyon aftevell
with his chin it is the same with their carpenters
and masons; their phloem is sug2estiyeeof indo.
fence Niel' e fien4irety: 'They aiipear tali; defec
tive in the museular'porver of their limbs, and the
blacksmith hirrimefra mica*, squatted 'lace a kank a -
roo, on. his haunetics They go . barefooted, and if
they daunt use their feet ill stand upon While they
work, they Make, more use of their toes thin we
Anglo.eaxons. The *mirk. blacksmith when he
has a piece of iron to file, places it between the
jaws of a Puna pair of longs, and gilt:ping them
kmly between his great toes, files away withigreat
farce: He also sometimes genis . his toes to reach
font grasp a toot, same as we de , our fingers;'
and sip' accustomed are tl.ey to ore their toes,
that diet siinetimea adorn them with gold rings,
they being - as worthy of each donors as our fin
Time does not seem to be valued by the Orien
tal; his tools and method of working apPear to be
contrived for the very purpose of consuming as
mach time as possible. The mason works with a ,
trowel alfeiLthe size of one dour tablespoons, and .
a small hunimer about half a pound weight. Re
eqnuts betore . hili work', and, has two women at.
tendants to bring him his bricki and mortar. These
attend, the one with a brick in each hand, the other
with a trunchtieu niintar about the size of a
breakfast plate. One American Miami, with one
hod carrier, will lay as much brick - ail twilie Hint
doos, with their twentx ((frit. female rimiest, or
brick and mortar attendants.
AU English engineer, sent to finish Senile doe.
ernmem Wert*, having oicesion ter run op em
bankments-in a short time, Made an *hemp* , to in
troduce the wheiltbarrowe as rt snbstituie tar the
basket with whicit they tarry earth on the head;;
he got a number made, and to encourage them he
filled his barrow full and wheeled the film one him
self. He invited the stoutest of his gang to try the
next; the poor fellow stepped along si few pacer,
then stavered, tumbled, and fell, with his barrow.
He then filled. it halrfull, and it was wheeled along
He then left for half an hour, and when he retumetr
he found four men at the barrow, two at the head?
and two at the feet, bearing it along as solemn art
if it Were atoneral bier. He thought the failure
war owie to the bermes being too large,and he
'had a number made aborit the same size as those
with which our boysamnse themselves. He thoitgl e
from their smallnesi, tie never Would catch four'
men carrying one again. Mese small barrow,'
went well, the Hinthies trundled them along with
great glee, and, the work; to the joy of the engineer
appeared to go on rapidly; but fur all, atter a slut
time he found that no more earth was excavated
than by baskets. This puzzled him, bu't haring
gone from the gang for some lime, he returned-ab
ruptly and discovered the reason, fo, he' found the.
!Lindens marching up the plank with the greatest'
possible gravity, each carrying his wheelbarrow'
on his head—legs in front and wheel behind;
This engineer, in gluing an accoornof the first
steamengine Which Zia seen there, says thal,
. when he was first consallin the di'dmings with'
dividers, and malfing daktilatious With a piece df
elm:early to , poi all ;he parts together, the Brahmins
graj atmounneti fdiried On with open
mouths, as if he was going thsbugh with some con
juring process. After bigot the entlneynit together,
and steam op, one evening about dual', by the lied'
of two naming torches he 2ould see eyes looking
curiously through the windbag, and the engine
house was crowded. In a moment this stileti-valve
suddenly opened; and what a screaming and )41-
ling,, and running there was, and every one' Was
filled with terror. At last the hogh ffy-vilieel spun
round, die walking-beam moved up and down, the
pumps clanked, the steam snorted, and Many came
back with their terror changed to wonder at seeing
he huge iron shafts and artns endowed with life
and motion.
After'a while the engineer diiroveredthat The
native had solved the whole difficulty of the na
ture and principles of the engine,—the boiler Con
tained an English spirit, and when a fire wits made
beneath, and he. roasted, tr woad not go to . irony
until be calleb dultagei (mercy) through the safety
valve. lie would then go to work, but he hid to
be well supplied with water to quench his thirst—
The engineer found tire this - bOlief was useftil to
himself, for lierimpressed it upon the mind of the
fireman that it he did not enmity the spirit wills
plenty of water, he would surety break fovea and
kill everybody Within his reach:
The steam-engine, the steamboat and rocatentive
are now in Hindoostan, and the Hindoo has learn
to attribute their m'ovenientito physical' eauses.—
The steraili-engibe is the iron ape's& of ;
he doe's not divine but he preached irresisti•
ble tome, and never fails to Uonilltet:—&ientific,
America ii.
Tne Newspspea.—•Read what %Villi's'shys: "As"
we feel the sunshine ;:as we breathe the,balmy air;
as ice draw Or life horn houieficird alleetion=ao
uticote.tiontiff—:an we think in the pleasures and
blestrinp of the newspaper; careless, yet cages,
and', thoggh dependent, niithanktul Re mitt be
att imaginative matt who can tell the value of the
newspaper ; for may he can fancy chef it would be
_Co be deprived of it, iltunthtr tyron might wri•e
ahother '• Darknese ens iheedsge of a world new!.
paperle•e. It we shnotil aitetiiiii to personify such•
a' world , it would be under the form DI a bltnitrearv"
holding in Ills hand the empty string Inner virliioll
his dog. ha■ escaped ; or the good lady in llonrl`rk •
picture withriter foot attrahated to step on board a
steamer which she suddenly observes to bas e min .
ad sit ket from the what': Or, again,. a stranger
in the bottom of a mine, who, after blowier out
his " Davy," runs to the shaft kW. ftlidk4eit:sotoe..
tody has taken an. ay t he latijev.,
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