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(HE 03LLAR PER ANNUM INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
Wednesday Morning, Sept'ber 21, 1869.
THE WAKEN I NO.
ST SKA. BKMASS.
How many thousands are wakening now ?
Borne to the 9ongs of the forest bough,
Tc the rustling leaves at the lattice pan*,
To the chiming toll of the early rain.
And some far oat on the deep wild sea.
To the dash of the wares in their foaming glee,
As they break into sprajr on the ship's tall side,
That holds through the tumult her path of pride,
And some—oh ! well may their hearts rejoice,
To the gentle sound of a mother s voice ;
Long shall they yearn tor th it kindly tone.
When from the board and the hearth 'tis gone.
And some in the camp to the bngle a breath,
And the tramp of the steed on the echoing heath,
And the sudden roar of the hostile gun,
Wnich tells that field must ere be won.
And some in tbe gloomy convict's cell.
To the dull, deep note of the warning bell,
As it heavily calls him forth to die.
While the bright sun mounts in the laughing sky.
And some to the peal of the hunters horn,
Aud some to the sounds from the city borne ;
And some to tbe rolling of torrent floods.
Far midst old mountains and solemn woods.
So are we roused on this cbecker'd earth.
Each unto life hath a daily birth.
Though tearful or joyous, though sad or sweet.
Be the voices which first oorlupspringing meet.
But One must the sound be, and one the call,
Which from the dust shJt waken us all!
One. though to sever'd and distant dooms—
Ilow shall the sleepers arise from their tombs.
HI i s 1111 anto us.
[From tbe Press.)
Tbe Honored Dead in Christ Church
Burial Ground, Philadelphia.
For nearly a century and a half this has
been u place of sepulture. It was purchased
of James Steel, in August, 1719, (the price we
have not seen stated) and at first surrounded
by a fence, which a short time previous to the
Revolution, was replaced by the present wall,
at an expense of over seven hundred pounds.
The gate is generally opened each morning for
a boot an hour, say between seven and eight
o'clock, sonet ; mcs at other hours. There is a
difficulty In describing situations intelligibly,
from the fact of there being so few paths ; but
the old grave-d.gger knows the whole yard
•' by heart," and is very kiud in affording in
The first place to which one's steps will be
directed on entering the gate is to the grave
of Frankiin. This is near the street corner,
and we haTe seen it stated his remains were
placed there in order that a monument, if rais
ed near, might be readily seen by passers-by.
No monument has yet been erected, but tie
plain slab, headed with its simple inscription,
marks his resting place Purinsr the year past
portion of the brick wall adjoining has been
replaced by an iron railing, so that the grave
may now be sren from the street.
The main incidents in the ft/eof the " Arner
ican Sage," as he was denominated in France,
are familiar enough to ail of us ; let us dwell
a few moments on the honors paid his memory
when dead. His death which occurred on Sat
urday, the 17th of April, 1790, had long been
anticipated. He was then eighty-four years
old For a year or so previously he had been
so iofinn that be bad to be carried about the
streets in a sedan chair. But, though not un
expected, the event created a profoo'-.d s-nsa
t on, both at home and abroad. His funeral
t<x>k place the Wednesday following his death,
and was witnessed, it is stated, Wy 20,000 per
soos. The procession consisted of
A.I! the clergy in the city (About 30 In number )
The pall bein|t borne by the President >f the State, the
C hief Justice the President of the Hank. Samuel
Ptrweii, WUliAin Bingham, aad PaTid
The M mrtiers.
The Supreme Kxecutire Council.
The General Assembly.
The Mayer and Corporation of the City.
Judges of the Supreme Court, Jkc.
The Philosophical Society.
The Oile-jte of PbcMcia&a.
The Faculty and SiudenU ol ths rnirwaKr.
Other Societies and Citiseos.
AH the bells of the city were tolled, and
minute guns fired, during the time of the fun
eral. is among the State paper* at
Harrisburg a bill for .£22 9s. 8d paid for the
powder, Ac., employed by the artillery ou thia
occasion.) Congress and the Supreme Execu
tive Council of the State went iu mourning for
thirty davs. When news of Franklin's death
reached Paris it waa anoouueed by Mirabeaa
to the National Assembly of France in aa el
oquent address, a translation of which is doabt
less familiar to many of our readers. The
original may be seen in the MontUmr for June
11th, 1790, (No. 969 F,) in the Philadelphia
Library The resolution offered by the
er in closing, that the Assembly should go in
mourning for three days, wasscooded by Rjcb
efoocaolt and Lafayette, and passed by accla
mation Subsequently, the commune of Pens
ordered funeral honors to be paid to his mem
ory. The place chosen for the ceremonies was
the Halle au Bled "The whole building,"
with black " A polpit (-for the orator of tho
day. the Abbe Foochef') was erected with
suitable ornaments, aad ia fail view rose a
sarcophagus in antique form, with the follow
ing inscription :
Wttis these words * -He searched the Bght-
THE BRADFORD REPORTER.
ningfrom Heaven and the sceptre from tyrants')
D'Alembert hud welcomed Franklio to the
French Academy, on his first arrival in Paris.
The Abbe's eulogy was thought to be a mas
terly one. Twenty-six copies of it were sent
to the Congress of the United States. The
Mnnitenr (before cited) of the 15lh of June,
1790, says that many friends of liberty met at
at the Cafe Principle, rue des Fosses, and hav
ing erected there a mausoleum to Franklin,
one of their number pronounced a tribute to
his memory, which was received most appro
priately, with tears and silence. Tae Gentle
man's Magazine adds, that a society of print
ers, in Paris, assembled in the hall of the Cor
deliers, around a bust of Franklin, elevated on
a pedestal, and wearing a civic crown—a
printing press, &c., being near—and while an
apprentice was pronouncing the eulogy, the
compositors and others were occupied in print
ing and distributing copies to the numerous bod
ies of citizens who were present.
While it is pleasant to see that the memory
of this great man was duly honored at home,
these, as it were spontaneous tributes of for
eigners, who were not as men indebted to him,
show what a reverence was felt for the talents
of Benjamin Franklin,printer.
Coming back now towards the main walk,
we find, perhaps fifty feet from the gate, a lit
tle west of south, the grave of Thos. Laurence,
who died in April, 1754, aged 64 years. His
name sounds familiar to us, for we have had
occasion to speak of him several times before.
He was one of the committee appointed to
build the State House. When Laurence's
second term of office as mayor of the city ex
pired, in 1750, be stated " that as some may
ors, in lieu of ao entertainment, had given a
sum of money for some public use, he was in
clined to follow the example, and proposed to
give the sum of one hundred pounds for the
ose of the Academy iu this city, which pro
posal was approved of by a great majority."
This was oue of the first benefactions to the
Academy, (now the University,) which start
ed in that year. Laurence was mayor for the
third time at the period of bis death. South
of this we see a marble cross, marking the
resting place of Commander John Montgom
err Dale, United States navy, who died De
cember 15, 1853, at the age of fifty-five. He
entered the navy on the 18th of June, 1812,
at the outbreak of the lust war.
Adjoining is the grave of his father, Com
modore Richard Dale, who was l>orn in 1756,
and d.ed the 24th of October, 1826 He went
to sea when twelve years of age, and iu 1776
became lieutenant of a Virginia cruiser, and
afterwards (iu the same year,) was midship
man under Capt John Barry, in the Lexing
ton. In the fall of 1776 this vessel was cap
tured, but the following night the Americans
rose on their captors, and, overpowering the
prize crew, escaped to Baltimore. The next
year he was again taken prisoner, and making,
after a long confinement, an attempt to escape,
was soon recaptured, and, at the end of anoth
er year's imprisonment, he procured, iu som*
way which he would never disclose, a suit of
British uniform, and, making good his escape
this t cue, jointd Paul Jones, and was his first
lieutenant in the conflict with the Serapis. in
1781 he wa aga n taken prisoner while lieu
leuaul lo Capt. Nicholson, oo the Trumbull
Before loug he was exchanged. From the
ciose of the war he wa engaged in commerce,
until re-appointed to the navy by Washington
in 1794 After serving in the Mediterranean,
he finally retired to private life in 1802 He
was eminent in later days as a sincere Christ
ian and a useful citizen, and aided iu the es
tablishment, in this city, of a Mariner's Church,
(of which he was the proposer,) by both his
means and his influence, attending its services
for many years.
Not lar off lies Henry Harrison, who did,
aged fifty-three, January 3, 1766. He became
a Common Councilman in 1757, an alderman
in 1761, and a year later was chosen Mayor
He was a vestryman of Christ Church, and we
are indebted to him, it appears, " for a plan of
the tower ai.-d spire" of that venerated church,
"as agreed opou to I* erected for a ring of
bells." Christ Church steeple was described
by Joseph Sanson, Esq . as " the handsomest
structure of the kind that 1 ever saw, in any
part ol the world, uniting in tho pecnliar forms
of that species of architectnre the most ele
gant vur.ety of form w:tb the most chaste sim
plicity of construction." This is rather strong
praise, but ail must admit the work to reflect
great credit oa the designer.
Nearly opposite No 48 North Fifth street
(you can see the number on the sign\ is the
grave of Gen Jacob Morgan, who died Sept
18, 1802. Gen Morgan was bom at Mor
gantown, Berks county, in 1742. His pa
rents, Jacob and Rachel, were of exemplary
character, consistent Christians and z-aioas
members of the Episcopal Chnrch. Jacob
Morgan the elder, was a captain in the French
and Indian war. and acted as commissary to
the Pennsylvania forces. He was present at
the memorable defeat of Geo Braddock. In
illustration of his indomitable spirit, it is relat
ed of him that while living at Morgaotown.he
was aroused at night by two men wno had
broken into hi house to rob and murder htm,
but though suffering with the gout, he seized
an old sword which he always kept at his bed
aide, and plied it so effectuaiiy that the rob
ber* were glad to make good their escape.
Jacob Morgan (afterwards General.) ac
companied his father daring the whole war,
though only in his fifteenth year at its com
meocemeot, aod continued in the army, acting
as adjutant to his regiment until 1763. Time
and the exposure of a camp prod need such
change* that it is hardly wooderful that on his
■addeu return home, clasping his sister in his
am*, she did not recognise bin at first, hot
screamed with terror and straggled to free
herself from his embrace.
At the close of the war he settled in Phil
adelphia, bat oe the outbreak of the war of
Independence enlisted a* a volunteer. He was
major in Col. Dickinson's regiment, and did
good service at Moomouth, Brandy wine, and
Qermantown, and shared in the privations of
Vattey Forge. While absent ia his coon try's
serves tho Brtt isb bcrrt fcif render re to the
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" RE9AKDLESS OF DENUNCIATION FROM ANT QUAETEA."
ground. At Princeton General Mercer, when
dying, gave him his sword to keep as a me
meuto of their friendship. This sword was
not long since, when the remains of General
Mercer were transferred to Laurel Hill Ceme
try, presented by the Rev. Jacob Morgan
Douglass, Rector of Zion Church in this city,
(Morgan's grandson,) to the St. Andrew's
Society, in whose possession it now remains.
General Morgan was long Brigadier General
of tbe county of Philadelphia, and served as
Presidential elector in the first contest between
A duras and Jefferson. He died in 1802 at
hia country seat, at Point-no-Point on tbe Del
aware, above Philadelphia, leaving three cKil
d-en, Geo. W. Morgan, Mrs. Andrew Doug
lass, afterwards wife of James Ash, Esq., and
Mrs. William Sergeant.
A TCRX AT FISTICUFFS —During the opera
tions of the allies in the Crimea it was resolved
to carry the water in from a beautiful spring
of the finest Croton, to the camp. Leather
pipes, or hose, were employed, which were laid
on the ground. One morniug, while the wa
ter was being supplied, the minaret sounded
to prayer, and one of tbe Turkish soldiers im
mediately went flop on his knees to praise
Allah 1 Unfortunately he went down right
upon the bose, and his weight consequently
stopped the current of that " first of elements,"
as Pindar calls water, in his first Olympiad.
" Get up," cried au English soldier. " Vou
ley vous avez, la bonte, man cher Monsieur le
Turque," cried a Frenchman, with bis native
politeness, "to get up."
" That ain't the way to make a Turk move,"
cried another, " this is the dodge." So say
ing, he knocked bis turban off. Still the pious
Musselman went on with his devotions.
" I II make him stir hts stumps," 6aid anoth
er Englshman. giving him a remarkably smart
kick. To the wonder of all, still the untur
baned, well-kicked follower of the Prophet
went on praying as though he was a forty
" Hoot awa, mon—l'll shew ye how we serve
obstinate folk at aald Reekie," quietly ob
served a Scotchman He was, however, pre
vented ; for, the Turk having finished his
" A Dab-vis en allah," rose and began to take
off his coat —then to roll up his sleeves, and
then to bedew his palms with saliva, and then
to put himself into the most approved boxing
attitude ala Yankee Sullivan. He then ad-
vatced in true Tom Hyer style to the English
man who bad kicked him on the lumbar reg
ion. " A ring ! a ring !" shouted the soldiers
aud sailors, perfectly astouished to see a Turk
such an adept in the fistic art.
The Englishman, nothing loth to have a
hit of fun with a Turk, of such a truly John
Bull statu of mind, set to work, but found be
had met his master—in five minutes he bad
received his quantum suff As the Turk cool
ly replaced his coat and turban—he turned
round and said to the admiring bystanders, in
the pure brogue :
" Bad luck to ye, spalpeens ; when yere
afther kicking a Turk, I'd advise ye. the next
time to be nre he's not an Irishman !"
The mystery was soUed—our Turk was a
Tipperary man !
As Goon AS IF rr WERE .E-OP —The Wan
tuckrt lshnd*r says that the following story
was lately toid by a reformed inebriate as an
apology for much of the folly of drunkards :
" A mouse ranging about a brewery, hap
pening to fall into a vat of beer, was in im
minent danger of drowning, and appealed f 0
a cat to help him out. Tue cat replied : "It
is a loolish request, lor as soon as I get yon out
I shall eat you" The mouse piteously repiied
'"That fate would be better than to be drown
ed in beer." The cat lifted him out, but the
fume of the beer caused puss to sneeze, and
the mouse took refuge in his hole. The cat
called upoo the mouse to come out —" Von,sir,
did you not promise that I should eat you V'
"Ah." replied the mouse," but you know I was
in liquor at the time 1 "
A Xew York mercantile house held an
unsettled claim of lonz standine against a lame
dnck "out westj" and hearing that he was be
coming " well-to-do,''sent their claim to a west
ern lawyer to collect In due time they received
a reply, which effectually laid auv hopes they
might have eutertained of receiving their
rnondy. It ran in this wise : " Gents—you
will neTer get any spodulic from Bill Johnson.
I railed upon him yesterday, and foond with
nary tile, bis feet upon the naked earth, and
not clothes enough upon him to wad a gun ! "
We call that an expressive simile.
A plain o!d gentleman went with his
team to briug home his two sons, two young
sprigs, who soon expected to graduate. While
returning, they stopped at a hotel in one of
onr coautry towns for dinner. The landlord,
struck with the dashing appearance of the two
gentletneh. made himself very officious, while
he took the old man, from his homespun ap
pearance, to be nothing hut a driver, and ask
ed to em if they wished the driver te sit at the
tab'e with them " Well Dick," said the
tonnger aside to his brother, " as he is onr
tatber. and its his team, and he will bear the
expense. I think we had better let him eat
with ns." "Yesl think so, too, under the
circumstances." he replied: "landlord, give
bio a place at the table."
HAXOSOMX MC.V.— One of onr EXCHANGE?
contains the following carious remarks relative
to handsome men :
" If yoa are ever threatened by a handsome
man in "the faroi!}, just take a dothes-pounder,
while he's yet in the bod, aod batter bis nose
to a pummice. Ftom some cause or other,
handsome men are invariably asses ; they cul
tivate their hair and complexion so much, that
they have no time to think of their brains.—
Bv'ihe time they reach thirty, iheir heads and
hands are equally uoft. Again, we say, if you
wwh to find an intelligent man. just look for
OM with feat ores so roogh, that yon sight csa
his face for a srrswp-faster
[At tbe fate meeting of tbe Bradford County Medical
Society, tbe committee on Vaccination made tbe follow
ing report, which was adopted, and ordered to be publish
ed with tbe proceedings] :
The committee to whom was referred the
subject af kiue-pock, and the procuring and
preserving of genuine vaccine virus, beg leave
to submit the following report ;
Small-pox is a disease actively contagious,
and from the loathsomeness and suffering of its
severer forms, none is more dreaded. Previ
ous to the present century it was one of the
most fatal maladies that humanity was heir to.
Before the discovery of vaccination, about one
sixth of all tbe deaths were from small-pox—
one-fourth of all attacked by the disease, died.
In an epidemic described by Drs Mitchell and
Bell, in 1823-4, one-half of the unprotected
In view of this appalling mortality, it is not
surprising that mankind should embrace any
thing that would tend to avert such a fatal in
fluence. Inoculation was practiced in a very
early day, but was very objectionable, as it
constantly kept up the variolous contagion,
which otherwise might only occur at intervals.
Prudence suggested a reform, and several gov
ernments enacted laws to entirely prohibit in
oculation, under heavy penalty.
Dr Jebner, of England, made the first ob
servations on vaccination. He observed while
engaged in the practice of inoculation, that
certain individuals were not sasceptible to the
disease, and that they resisted the small-pox
contagion ; this he attributed to an affection
they had caught from the cow while engaged
in tbe act of milking. He therelore tried the
experiment of taking some of the matter from
a pock on the udder of tbe cow, and inserting
it in the human subject, which resulted in u
mild vaccine disease, which afforded complete
secarity from small-pox ; he next conceived tbe
idea of conveying the disease from one indi
vidual to another, which he did with entire
satisfaction. This was enough—filled with the
spirit of philanthropy and enthusiasm, he pub
lished au essay iu 1786, in which he set forth
the result of his investigations. In 1800 his
practice of vaccination reached the Uuited
States, and soon the whole medical world ac
cepted tbe practice, with gratitude to the dis
coverer. The views he set forth will long be
cherished by the profession, aud his name be
hailed with admiration by all future genera
tions whose uuboru millions shall experience
The identity of kine-poek and small-pox is
pretty well established, the mildness of the
symptoms in the cow, being attributed to the
modifying influence of the inferior animal.—
The disease iuthe horse known as the "urease,"
is of the same nature, aud is supposed, if in
serted in the humao subject, would produce
kiue pock. JeDner supposed the disease in
the cow to be conveyed from this matter by
the hands of the milkers. The cow takes the
kine-pock sometimes from exposure to small
pox coutagioa. The variolous matter is capa
ble of producing the disease if inserted in the
udder of the cow. and the resulting pock is
proper vaccine virus ; violeut symptoms, how
ever, result from the first few iuserttons, which
gradually wear off.
Kine-pock"Occurs in the cow spontaneous, in
certain districts ; this affords the most reliable
source of procuring the vaccine virus genuine,
but even this is not exempt from violent symp
toms at first—the activity dimiusbes in pro
portion to the number of iusertiotis. The pock
ou the cow resembles that in the human sub
ject ; it has that peculiar silrery appearance
and unbilicated form, which distinguish it from
any other pustule. The modifications of the
small pox by the system of the cow, has been
attributed to the milk, hence it has been sug
gested to take equal parts of cold milk and
variolous matter taken from the pock in the
vesicular stage, and mix An experiment has
been tried at the Le Charite, Lyons, with the
following result:—Twenty-one ch ldren, whose
ages varied from ei*ht to eleven, were submit
ted to the Lacto Variolic inoculation, eighteen
of which presented pustules precisely similar
in appearance, character and duration, to those
of kine-pock, and limited to the seat of pnnc
ture, and were not more serious than vaccina
tion practiced in the usual way. Vaccination
would not take effect on them afterwards
It is now conceded by roost medical writers
that vaccine virus deteriorates and becomes
almost inert, by constant use, in course of time,
and further that it partakes of the nature of
the disease iu the constitution where the virus
is inserted, particularly strumous and cutsn -ous
affections. These facts are worthy of atten
tion. as by means of such matter we have fai-e
security, and many supposing themselves pro
tec ted, rush into dangi r, and suff-r from genu
ine small and very many suffer with the
disease in some of its forms.
It is of vital importance that the profession
sbouid be supplied with pure and unadultera
ted raceme virus. We must resort to the cow.
Th is is a matter in which the government
ought to feel interested, after the example of
the old world, and a National Institution oncht
to be supported by the general government,
for the purpose of furnishing vaccine Physi
cians with the right quality of virus. Our
State Legislature ought not to be si'ert on the
subject ; laws compelling vaccination and re
vaccination. although they might at first seem
repugnant to the spirit of our institutions, yet
they would not be as arbitrary as our quaran
tine laws inst.tuted to prevent the introduction
of infectious diseases from wit hoot, and noooe
doubts the expediency of such law?
For the vaccination to be prophylactic, re
quires that the vericle should be perfect, wrll
developed, and not broken or subject to vio
lence of any kind, lest the pustule fill with
pos instead of vaccine lymph. The attention
of the Physician is absolutely necessary, io
order to know if the pock is genuine and pro
tective, if not. the virus shoo d be reinserted.
A very good aod reliable way of testing the
pock, is by taking some of the lymph from the
vesicls in the forming stage, aod iaeert in
1 acother p!tm If tie pori b protective, the
[ new puncture will become Jred, a vesicle form
rapidly, and overtake the first pock.
The fact of an arm becoming " sore," is not
sufficient evidence, as the SAme might result
from the use of a dull, dirty lancet, or any ir
ritating matter is capable of producing a
philgouanous pustule, which might deceive the
uninformed. The vesicle should begin to form
on the fifth day after the virus has been insert
ed, and begio to decline on the eleventh. It
should have a silvery or pearly appearance,
nmbilicated or piUed on tbe top ; a small scab
forms in tbe pit and gradually spreads over the
surface, during tbe decline of the disease ; tbe
crust should be about one third of an inch in
diameter arid of a mahogany color when it
drops off, which is about the end of the third,
or during tbe fourth week. From the eighth
day to the tenth, tbe constitution generally
sympathises with the local affection, and a
slight tever is present, which ?oou disappears.
The slightest deviation from the regular pro
gress and appearance of the vacciue vesicle,
should l>e sufficient cause for doubt in the mind
of the Physician as to the efficiency of tbe
vaccination and the completeness of the pro
tection afforded by it.
It was a favorite theory with Jenner, that
" when the system has once been perfectly and
completely under the vaccine influence, to a
point of saturation, it remains forever after
secure from variolous contagion."
Observation has ?bown that during epidem
ics of small-pox, many who had been previous
ly vaccinated, suffered with the disease, more
or less mod fied. This gave origiu to the idea
that the vacciue disease, though once secure
and complete, " would run out." And some
have tried to fix the exact time. Seven years
has been suggested, on the theory that tbe
system was renewed every seven years, but
this hypothesis is groundless as more recent
observation has shown conclusively that the
same change takes place every four days and
five hours. Perhaps the aire of puberty may
have something to do with it.
The theory of Dr Jenner seems to be well
founded, as abundance of proof will show
The fault lies in the virus used, the manner in
which it is used, nnd the accidents occurring
during the progress of the vesicle. Vaccine
virus may become so deteriorated in a few
weeks as to deceive the Physician—even that
which is fresh and pure from the cow, unless
protected trom the atmosphere, heat and mois
ture. Yirns becomes less active in proportion
to the number of constitutions it passes
through If this he true, may it uot become
inert ? The virus partakes of the nature of
tbe disease in the system through which it
passes, hence the virus becomes unfit for use
after passing through constitutions of scrofu
lous habit, or herpetic or other cutaneous dis
eases ; it should only be takeu from healthy
Certain individuals are insusceptible to the
vaccine d-sease,from some pecnliar idiosyncrasy
—such probably would resist the variolous
contagion. lu view of these facts.it is proper
to recommend rcvaccioatiou after puberty.—
This wiil guarantee to the patient complete
security from that most pestilential disease, so
much dreaded by all the humau family.
GEO. H. MORGAN, M D , CH'N
Indian Wedding Amusements.
First of a!! came the nautcb girls, arrayed
: in barbaric drapery and jewelled in profusion
—bells on their ai.kaud rings on their to:,
and bright ribbons of silver braided in their
hair, confined by goldea bodkins. Transpar
ent veils, dyed I ke the ni st when the red sun
goes down behind it. enfolded them from crown
to toe, and pearl and sapphire-studded vests
of amber satin flashed through and throogh
From their delicate ears, pierced in twenty
places, were suspended, softly tinkling, a>
many rings ; and a great heap of gold, sup
porting a centra! pear, and two rubies, hung
from the nose and encircled the hps, so that
the jewels iay upon the chin.
When they began to dance it was easy to
forget the oirfiurate guitar, the abn>ed torn
touts, and the heart-wrung p : pe, in their poet
ry of motion, the pantonine of tender ballad
ry—the devotion, the angni-h, the patience,
the courage, the victory of love, related in
curved lines of grac.- and beauty, in the brown
roondedness and suppleness and harxnouiou*
blending of soft, elastic limb*, serpent ! k<* it.
Ivric sp ; ra!s. It was rot dancing. speaking
Eissierwise or Taglionvce—they neitner leaped
nor skipped, neither balanced n-"r pirouetted ;
t there were notour de force, or p t astounding
gymnastics ; tbey glided, they floated, in the
J melody of action ; and when one swee" yon g
I -iager lifted up a fresh, but wefl-trainej voir
in the artless plaintivencs* of Tuza Ftu T r.
our heart* were fi.ied with the Indian d.Uy,
that Sir Walter Scott *0 lovei
This done, the juggler* came on—common
1 p'ace fellows enough, with a few a< , s mp <.
| apparatus, and none of *he m f al and dszz' i.g
1 pampherns' a of onr Cockney H-. rr A levan
Iders and Yar.kee Fak.r; of Am Squaring
humbly on the ground, they waited for the
word. The Baboo sroding. called one to his
j feet, ar.d bad'"* him show cs a trial of h art
The man asked for Kr;tb-*. empty g! ** bot
tles. whole or broken, as the Baboo pleaded.
A kitmiidgar *ss sen: to the refreshment
rooms above, where cbaropaane cork* had letn
popping smartly by platoons, to fetch a cew
; •* d**d man "
When one *• handed to the fellow. b®
soondei it once or twice against ar.o-hrr. a d
s'eppirg forward, with nary salaam*. to the
anjience, passed it from hand to ha id to be
eiamined, that i* might be perceived that the
bottle w&s a good bottle, and no de fption
Then returning to his place, he broke th* oot
tle iu two, and w th a fragment in each hand,
cooiy bi; off large slices as o~e wou'd devour
a melon or a cake ; and with no noticeable
care, or any peculiarity in b:; Banner of mas
-1 tie* ting. but with seeming sati-faotion, a*
IthoQgh he were enjoying a repast, del.berate'v
cfcew-ed then! finely, spitting ?onh from time to
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sometimes slightly staiued with blood, till the
whole was done.
Then at a sign from the Baboo, the man
approached the spectators to display his month
to such auxiousscientific inquirers as might de
sire to exumine it. Plainly there had been no
trick—the fellow had in very truth masticated
the glass, and bis hps had suffered a few
scratches. If iu the course of the perform
ance, be had spit out a formidable slice of
tongue, we admiring new-comers would, no
doabt—hke the sailor who attended an exhi
bitiou of the Wizard of the North, when he
treated his audience to a trick Dot on the pro
gramme, by blowing off the roof of the house
—hare had no more alarmed exclamation to
utter than " Wonder what he'll do next?"
After this giassivorous monster came some
experts of the more familiar sort—the sword
swallowers, and the fire-eaters, and the toasers
of balls, and the posture makers. We soon
tired of them. Then followed a more startling
exhibition:—Some Nutt gipsies were led out
—a family of four, being a man, two woroeo,
and a buy. Tbev brought with them a tall
po'?, which the man fixed upright, in a piace
iu the floor prepared to receive it. They had
also two or three brass dishes, some eggs, au
earthen jar or two, and a bottle. Whenllie
man hud planted his pole, he began trotting
around it, in a narrow circle, chanting a mo
notooous song, which every moment quickened
with his pace. One of the women sat on tho
ground, and beat with her fiugers ou a small
drum ; the boy drew a clatter.ug accompani
ment from a sort of castanets ; the other wo
man remained for a time silent and still. But
presently the man clapped his hands with a
smart doolie stroke, and at the sign the woman
rose to her feet, and as he passed her, sprang
with marvellous agility to bis shoulder, and
theu to the very top of his head—where sba
stood, with folded arms, statue hke, and seem
ingly as firmly planted.
Still the man ran on. faster. Then the boy
laid down his tastauets, and took up or.e of the
earthen jars, with which he followed them ;
aud ere we could see how the nimble feat was
done, the jar was on the man's head, aud the
woman stood upou it iu the same attitude as
before. And still the man ran round, faster
and faster, and faster went his meagre-uoted
song, and faster went the cram.
The a the boy brought a brats dish and bot
tle, and the mau slipped the dish under the
woman's feet, &o that it covered the jar like a
lid ; and lie placed the bottle upright on the
dish, and the woman poised herself oo oce foot
on the bottle, and with outspread arms, and
her free foot in air, stood perched like Mer
cury, "on a heaven kissing hill."
And still the man ran taster and faster, and
the dram and the castanets hurried to keep up
with him ; and not until we bad grown dizzy,
and all the rotunda revolved iu our eyes with
those revolving gymnasts, did the woman leap
nimbly to the floor and with a smile set us free.
Then the elder woman left her torn ton, the
younger takite her place ; and she stood in
the centre of the e'eami space with a small
basket of eggs in her baud Around her
head she bound, smoothly and securely, a
broad fiilet, from which twelve silken cords,
equidistant, bavin? each a small noose at ths
end, w ro suspend< d and bong just a little low
er than her shoolders.
At once the music began— slowly at Emt.
then faster and fatf, as before ; and ahe gy
rated with it, measuring her Telocity by ua *
lime. Lke a whiriiusr dervish, at last she
spun—a human tec-totum—till the silken corda
nAh their nooses stood ccntrifa gaily, straight
out from ber head, and when her Telocity *w
at its wildest, one hy oue she hung twelve egua
in the loops, and whirled on, till the corda
were i ke toe spokes vf a light Yankee wagon
in a state of 2 40, and the eggs made a white
halo round her head. Then, by slow degrees
she checked her speed, and at the end replaced
her astonished foetus pou.irT inth" ba-ket, un
damaged by so much as a d.nt The .Yrsc and
ISDHTtr—Toil is tie yri -e of sleep and
appetite, of health and enjoyment. The Terr
necessity wuich overcomes our natnrai sloth,
is a b!e>-inir. The world does not contain a
briar or a thorn that dirine mercy could have
spared. We are hippier with the sterility
which Term overcome by industry, than we
could le with the most spot.tar.eoas and un
bonnded profts on. Tie body and mind are
•nproved by the to 1 that fatigues them ; that
toil i n thousand times rewarded by the plea
sure it bestow? Its ewjoyments are prcoliar;
no wealth can purchase tn- TD. no insolence
touch them. They only flow from the exer
tion which they rtpsy.
ITOMF.—Ht>w ioochingly beautiful are the
relations of home ! Tbrre each is bound by
an cle.tr c chtin that seems to'pa ff s to a'!
hearts In tlie fam v <rr op : <o that ooe ennnot
enjoy pleasure unless a.'i partake in it. If one
hea't .s oppressed, ail svicpath.ze, if o.e is
exalted, all must share the happiness. It is n
ho kA.n whrrr the irhit'J heart .5 SWlbtd.
whrre the oppressr-d are re!i*ved. the oatcast
reclaimed, the sick healed, or failing, the tear
of pure love drops from the moorr.er's eyes,
when the dear owes are gathered to their long
No GrvTLE"**.—An e'egantly dressed lady
recently enter-i a railroad car in F'aris, where
were three or four gentlemen, ooe of whem
was lighting a cigar. Observing her, with the
characteristic po denes* of a Frenchman, be
asked her if smoking wou'd iocoamode her,
Sie tur..sd toward bim, and with quiet digni
ty. rep!.d. - I <3.- not kn-.w, sir ; no gentleman
has ever yet smoked in my preseoce."'
We m-.rt take the rough and tberay
w. 31 a? the smooth arid pleasant; and a poc
tirn, at least, of our dally duty must be hard
a-d d s'.jreoah'e ; for U.e mind cannot be
s'rong ad hea'thy in perpetual ranahine only
ani tbe nsrwt dang'rocs o* a!! states m that rf
eooa'antlv rerttrr.gg et_c ssd prr*-