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- t logh cramatiggin Rio 2a.‘12,77..7ma1ui 1302 1 t i ncyfr tafkau !En nafB4ED amp igint? vo. ENE or =tram lEmo oyia.
The, wintry days have past, •
xbe Icy storms - are o'er; •
And gladeome Spring, at last; -
Comes Com niTng at our door.
The birds ) are ,back again;
To build anew the'!r- nests
And wake; with vocal amine, -
The ateephlig from 'theie
The waters of the ponds
Have lost their ityfloor;
The skaters all has, gone,
And Waves break -o the-shore.
There's a quiet in Or air, .
A calor and tranquil ease;
The: windiblow anft and fair,
And whispkw in the irees.
Tliere's a Softness in the skim
That blends with thoughts within,
Ati.the golden twitt,dies
From the fi rst brigh day of spring
Our thoughts are of theloved
Whojoined ua days igone by, • I
• And gladly welcomell Spring, "
- And the minamer ev Meg sky.
- - .• - -
Or of our youthful am:
When oft We went to rove,
Among 'the' hills at - Play,
Or in the shady grove.
,The Spring we love so-well
- Will soon he with thti Past,
_ ' And we ha fleaVen
Where the Springs.' ill ever last:
From the WeSiMOTCI
. CAIIIPIGIN lEi
- , Am—utgearest BI
•Wi. I:ave a man Ifor Govei
• Our fav'rit Harry D.; l t
He's great, he's - od, he'sikindi he's pure,
And from - all stain - he'rifree.
. . .....
Chorus—Then cheer, , chner,.. heer; •
Our Harry is most d sr:
We'll armed the otes, we' I swell his votes .
.1!o forty th eased cl ar. • .. .
- • • ,- . ,
" Our good old BLit° a man l doesseek, •
11 Her,'fairs to mnuage-juti i t, : _
[ r And with °nest - vice her people speak
il ' -.That Harry FoStel must)
CilorrisLThen cheer, &c. I -
We love him welt', we knor hith true,
And on him all do call,
To lead the, perrocratie vari
To view!) , nezi Fall,
Chorus—Then . eheer, Idge.
Then, freemen rouse, and to the call
In. thundering dotes repli:—
With heart cud hand join in the band,
And on success rely, • , '
Chorus—Then eheer,i ate.,
- • Uoferl yopr ° banners to the breeze,
And let their mice on high ;
For with brAvelf+ry at *head,
A glorious viCery's nigh.
ChornsThen cheer, fee. _ P •
la' AUSTIN c. titatmc l u.
It iota in the year - of Lord !1
dred and twenty-seven i lin 'early spring.
become sick and tired of catching rogues and
villains in the great`Babel of l n don, and I
resolied to take a few Irrioath's respite from
my disagreeable duties!; and in order to do - ,
this I knew .1 should have to are the .ia-
land, for, let me be anywhere lin England,
froMLand's'End to the Tweed,and ' I knew
that I should be 'calledl. upon to catch some
wished-for character for. the benefit. of Mr.
Justice. An old Mend. of mint) Captain Al
bert, Somber •was upon the. point of sailing
for New Holland, and I made up my mind
to take a trip with bim, be balling generously
offered me thug quartere..in his cabin.
The ship which he commanded. was a hea
dy Indiammi: On the present i occasion be
was to „take a few convicts for. Botany
Bay, and he bad quite a number of passen
..gers who bad taken passage for Cape-Town,
where they talked of Ideating themselves for
agriculthral purposes. In addition 'to hii
;cargo,-which -was mostly stores for tbe'colo 7
ay at New. South Wales, be carried some
thousands of pounds in-gold, that wascomign
-oto the governor at Sidney.. ".; ,‘ .' .
'ln duo time I was enk.onoeci zn.my aquat
ic quarters, and 'with rlinch promise of pleas
inre I bade'a tempocaryl adieu, to Old Eng
land. Our.ship.was a noble craft; and she af
forded all the comfort that could reasonably
=be desired. Captain Souther was, act. excel
-lent ship master, being ,it : Stout, ~ hrave man,
and very coal in•seasons of dan'ger. His crew
"in:insisted Of forty men, -Moat of . whom had
'been under him some years. He liked them
:for their uniform good - conduct and subordi-.
*Lion, and they liked him for his kindness
:kid gentlemanly bearing„ The conviets,. six
in number, rime carefully disposed of, so that .
no trouble could be apprehended from them.
-The passengers for Cape Town were fifty.:six
ifu - number, rind s they were all of iheur stout,
able men. When 1 first
, cast my eyes among
them I Marked some of them ismten whom I
`hid seen before; but; thOugh a few 9 f - them
: bad - villainous looking countenances, yet I
Was hot , positive that any of theta' • 'wire
known-rogues.. I ~
for some time everything went - on well.--
I spent-mach of the time in the cabin. read
mg, sod nsthe-situadon was a novel one for.
did not take se Much - notice of odd
Matters as I otherwise should. very thing
was .4:Odd to me.
We had parsed the •Cunarr Islands, and
Must have hem) somewhere off Cipe InoMcOo
When was destined to tied that 1. had.
idler all, escaped the business I was • trying
no flee from. I wits_siotirig in the eibits early
one morning;'436oged ;writing ,in my note
batik: I bad beau lef! entirety idea*, and
bid seized the moment. a hivorable 'one for
Writing hp my. notas'ofineidents arid - aspects'
et the joint dais wish thus busily at
wink Captain -foonthar Moms down. Theme
i as something so realist . in his. stardom it
onc.estruclCaly sittentida aid I hooked up.
Pis captain was mach ag tated, and I . 'l4*
A SEA SKET(i-'ll.
that he was yery pale.about. the lips. He
carefully closed the dcrot behind him, and
then ciiine near me and sai down.
'" Mr. Larnsibrth," said he, addfessing me,
"speak low sir." Lkspolie in a whisper, and
then drew his stool closerito me. •
" What is the matter r I asked,. Closing
the: book in which I bad bees writing; and
laying -aside my pen,
" Matter enough," tie riituinedr "There's
mutiny on board my ship'l" 7 -
" Among your crew I" , , , ,enquisech . •
• " I.don't know," 'he answersd. "All I
know is, that my 1 pietolo bairei been stolen
from my berth, and thatthere IS• a bag full
of cutlasses,uniong the lugOsigeN in the .long
• boat. Where are your weapons r .
"In-my berth," I-replied. • •
" Lees look," said he. m - '
We went' to my:berth, but mrpistols wire
missing I I knew that I hiid seen themthere
the night before, for•I hadllatThe time fleshly
"This is something that ; needs looEing
tor," I said, after I was, sure that •my pistols
were gone. • 1
" Yes—it does," added 4outher,."And yon
are jest the man to do it.l You -have been
for.vears :engaged itfoyerha c uling land pirates,
anti 1 don't see why your Wits mayn't work"
as well at sea." •
_ Despite my desire to be 041 of this kind or
work my nerves were all st(ung now. IC had
become a seontl.nature with me to feed my
wits on the starch after rogues, and . I entered
instinctively-into -the spirit of the. present
emergency. was like a Hound just come
upon the track of a fox. - • '
" What sign have you
,41ien upon' deck
that your suspicions are arkinsed V' I asked,
after I had resolved the matter over in: - my
mind a few mon:tents. - • :
any,' : ! returned Souther. -
"Have you spoken about' it to any'-one I"
' " Only - yourself." _
"'Llavo you reason to st4eet any of, your
'No air; Ido not believ.e a single infix' of
them could be drawn into qtttiny." - ".
; 4 ..Tben, it Must be among the; passengers
for Cape Town." f
" I think sa." • -
" Your money is all tindet this door."
"'Yes,"—ditectty underneath whets yoti sit.
Six boxes. of it." ' - - i . - '. . - : -
" Think any cf thef.o falltAss knny
it r S. •
"Oh yes. Sumo of them Were here when
ir came ou board.",
I got the captain to explain- to me all that
he bad seen on deck: tre had '• discovered
thebag of cutlasses on thedeng boat by ac
cident while reaching over-a rope.yarn. Ile
saw the brass hilt of one just` peeping. put at
the mouth of the bag; and ..front the abrupt
projections all over the bag'slsurface he know
that must be. full of somellind °firearms.
Ile did not touch the bag, aid h@ moreover
assured me that no movement of his could
have tetrayed the startling. knowledge •he
gidned. • - -
I bade Souther to go ondeo and look after
_ea though nothtoghad happened,
and for the present to'.leaye the rest with me.
:He went up, and shortly after Wards I followed.
Theerew were alLon deck, but moat of . the
Cape Town passengers were+ below.. There
_were only five - or them lip ; 41 they were on
the starboard side of the (*castle. - I care
leasly lounged forward as fari as the waist,
and then I climbed up on a 'ter cask . and
leanerover the rail. When I turned to come
down I cast my eve's into the long boat, my
elevated position giving me aLview of its in
terior,-I could see beneath the t boat's tempo
rary led, which during pleaseht.Weather was
sometimes raised, and I knew ~hat. I saw .the
.very spot. where_ the captain thad seen the
bag i .hut it was not there for mg to sea I saw
other articles which he bad dfscribed as ly
ing close about it, but even they were not in
the position in which be had described:them.
I knew the bag must have beeti,.; moved. Much
of the baggage of these Cape. Thwners was in
.the longboat, so they bad ?elect liberty to
go there' When they ehtssei
As soon as I had taken theqobservation, I
Went down to the galley to lighla . The
galley wits. forward, on the steetage deck, and
.13aving, lighted my cigar, r quietly wok a
stroll along the deck, whistlingi a careless
Medley as I went ; seeming as easy its though
_half asleep, bet yet with every. wit to
work. All the passengers were there, some
of them-lounging about, and' Others. sitting
upon•tae deck.. h looked carefirlly into eve
ry eye among them, and I was. not slow in
reading the tuiNcitief that brooded there.
'lflam to read-a villain I `irant to look
him directly in the eye without mistrust
ing that I suspect him. Theregs_a peculiar
expression 'of the eye under such circumstan
ces,—an expression that. I camint-clearly de
fineebut yet which long - years - irf experience
given to my understanding} It is a sort
of wavering expression—a tendency of the
eve' to drOp before the gaze of atstranger. It
has a kind OT wistful sparkle, top,--and then
Ahem is a twitching of the. musbles beneaih
the lower lid, as though that eye wished. to
look calm, but could not.. I candidly believe
that no man can have a crime (Lamed in, his
mind, and when my auspicicips are once
aroused, hide.it from mo iri hie dye,
. It-was no uncommon thing fo'r me to stroll"
'about the steerage While I was ismoking, al.
belt, smoking , Was generally cohfined to the
upper deck, As I remarked before, I looked
every:man in the eye, and y'et did it,in such"
"a manner that no suspicion could have been
aroused.. - . liefore I,bad left that % deck I felt
confident that I bld-ceented. over forty men
that were !shoring under the weight of medi
tated crime. I 'knew that if cutittuiwas in
tended they:were engaged in it:, '
When I-returned to the cleck,ll walked aft
to where the captain stood. • '
" beautiful morning, isn't it l"lsaid I, loud
enough to - be beard .by some of tbe cape,
Toin paiiengeri who had comp upon the,
-" Very," returned Souther as ihnocently as
could be -desired. - . - .• "
",Seid gaiv m , flown,' I whispered, as I
passed towards the cabin. '
Mr. Millman - mitt. the libutenapt, and be
had been on deck - since tour o l cWek. in' the.
intoning; • Shortly afier Teetered: the cabin
tie followed me, 'hod with wondering -ex-.
pression on hie countenance, be, issked
what was Waited.
5.- m il -
-Mr.-Amax)," I. asked, ..did you notice
aoy oat) approach the loog-Wat- Cap
tain Souther was' down bare a ottott: t f imp
(dace f' - •
'MON.TR:O.4.EPA'.';i'N'AR*O - 4 22;:1860 -'-.
" But did you-see any one get up so as to
reac,h'into the boat I" "
" Yesr said , Millman, after a moment's
tholight, "I think the Wan they
. call Breton
did " c.
"'You are sure of that, are con 1"..
"Yes--:-now come to think aft, I am: He
_reached in, and got -Ord a 'small bag of
" A bag of crotbesi"
" Yea, for he: "firma it, ,
and tobli out a
frock, and then put it hack again."
Ji Was he not sometime in replacing it 1" s !
" Yes, he'seenled to take. some pains to
stow it careful-1y away." •
" W here are your pistols, iiirMillaian f 4:
yb ok eiit , "
i‘Why=somebody must have taken therrit"
tittered tho 'lieutenant, gazing first at .me, and
then at thd place where, he had keoi_hiswett ,
puns, - "What does all ,this mean Mr. Lim
explained to him all that was requested,
and although hustles startled at first,, I per
sanded' him-to be quiet, making him unde
stand that the leasteign on bis part might
prove fatal to us. He understood me,, and
when,he left tlus cabin he was calm as could
he. I enjoined it upon 'hint that , he should
not overlook, in the least; the • movements of
the Cape Town'els.
After he bad -gone, I sat down to think.--
It was a hard case to say the least. There
were fifty-six-of the passengers, and I believed
that all of them were in the plot. We could
only muster forty-two, to oppose then; for of
course we could not trust the six convicts.
then perhaps, th ese fellows might .mean to.
set the convicts at liberty and enlist them in
the mutiny. Difficulty arose on every hand.
In the first plaCe I knew not how-the vil
lains meant, to move, when,—and in the
next place r they had all the mini, and we
had none,—and next, we could not alarm the
ciew . without, arousing the enemy; I
knew full well that the moment. the Bailout
found. out the mischief, that moment they
would betray' themselves. They wereloo im;
pulsive to be trusted with • such a secret, at
present.. Of come the villainswould 'be reg
ularly organized, with a plan of operatien till
Presently:Carala Sedther carp& - down..
" qaptain," said I, "%viva -on ettAti t induced
you to to take such a villainous looking set
of fellows on board P
I could not help it," he replied: "They
purchased . their passage in a lump, of the
corn pane's suhlr.gent'at Liverpool: -tut then
they did not all look like villains:" -
." Perhaps not," I rejoined. The truth- was,
oven I had just.detected them as villains, I
spoke at first under the influence's of annoy.
I informed Somber 'Chat I believed the'
whole gang of the,Capemen were in thOloody
064 and 'also that I appreheuded that their
ptans were all NW; Ile.. was very nErvous
and very anxious. and he told me that 'he
must depend upon me entirely. I 834' that
he placed great confidence in my, :ability to,
eircuniverit the villaiirs,'and I kornised him
that I would do all could to help him, and
in return, I made him pledge hirnflelf that: he
.would remain perfectly passive,: seeming to.
take no notice of the movements of the sue
My first object `was to find out, if possible,
when the mutiny was to be openly Made, so
that I might know .what time I could: devote
to observation, To this 'knowledge I. was
helpedl)y, a very slight. accideni. When.
went again on deck, I,found nearly all of the
Cape Town passengers were up. My • first
surveilaneo 'was`upon 13reton.. He was a
dark featured, slim built man, with a face all
most bloodless, showing a heartless,, - sold
blooded ,fellow. His eyes were sharp and
quick, and he looked exceedingly, intelligent.
'He was just the man to lay , a deep, deadly
scheme. I Was soon satisfied, from the Move
meat thitt I saw, that he was the leader, and
also that, he had no mistrust that his plans
After taking such a general observation
as I deemed sufficient, - I lounged carelessly
forward. Brenton, was just abreast the fore
mast, and was at work with :a . needle and
thread upon his fee-jacket: As I passed
slowly bithe spot where he sat, I-sew that
he was sewing a leather strap upon the inside
of his tick jacket. It was a narrow strap,
thirteen or fourteen inches in lengthj'and be
-fastening loop-like beckets. My step Miy have
been quicker as I passed op, for I hadreach-,
ed an important point—l was confident Of it.
Brenton was sewing that strap on the left
hand, inner side of tha breast, and it Vag
surely for the, purpoie of holding a cutlass
and pistols! In the - course - of my walk about
'the deck, I (nand six other men engaged in
the same occupation !
"Now," thought I,
," their plan, is ter ;!aliu
,place to-night" These fellortl often rerunin ,
ed on the deck during the eVening, and, as
the nights were damp and cool, they made a
practice of throwing on their pe.a-jacketti
ter nightfall. This conclu'sion was easily i ar
rived -at i fcrr those Chickjackets were cert Si n -
- being prepared to hold offensive weapons,
and they would not certainly be worn till af
ter dark. NoW.I felt easier.
. 0, bow easily I could read the mischief in
the countenances of those men,now 'that I
was upon. their scent. Every look--,every
Motion was caught by and turned to accoe. I
I saw bow curiously they turned to t eir
and se* bow, eagerly' they ever dud
anon looked towards the long-boat.. The I
saw the wistrut glances they frequently toil
ed towards the eabin.• I could see the word
"coin" upon their lips, and I could read the
thought of murder in their hearts!
At noon, I told the captain of my progrdss,
.and bade'him rest easy, only enjoining upon
him that both lie sloikkkbave'
an eye out to the long boat.
Among the Cape ToWners, the're was one
that particularly arrested my attention.. Ile
was a young man, and though there were
smpletnarks of evil upon' his tonntenanee,
yetl quickly detecteditat Ile was of a timid
nature: I noticed - that his kand' trembled
while . he • was at -*upon pe,a
jacket, and that he would turn,ludilenly
pale whenlie found any one looking at him.
I had beard him called Malcoltri: Of Mini
datermined to make same use,if I could ,glee
my haridion him. •' •
Al! .of m
that afternoon T reained:au deck,
r and Ilium that no look from ettherSoutber,
Millman or Myself conlcLhave bistrayeitenr
atliplCiOnß. It came to be nearly dusk, and
the oportunity I' bad iong wished for, turned
up in my favor. Malcolm came towards the
wheel, Ad.! beckoned to - him - to approach
Me. Ire did So but trembled- when be came up.
"Can ! pa read +Wog r I. asked. - in a .
pleasant and cor.fidental way. ••
" Yes, sir,','.- he replied. .
"Tben I Wlsh you!, would come into the
cabin; and help me to Ittaiscribe a part of the
ship's fog. I meant to write it all up in, my
own book, and I .haVe 'neglected it for the
past few days. You can read it off while I
write it. - Come—l satisfy you for it.".
lie seemed, - totally-disarmed of , all fear by
my frank manner,, and! he followed, rm with=
dot hesitation. • When we reached the cabin
I lighted a Candle. and then bada *Malcolm
to takea seat; - With 'a steady•hand - _ I drei
a sharp carving knife from iny hasorn.
"liewarell in a very low tone; at
the same time laying one• hand - Upon his
Shoulder; —"if you speak or - make_a -noise'
loud -enough; to be heard on'cleck, ra kill
you on the instant •
I know that my face is.one"capable of as. 1
ruming rather an . uninviting aspect, and. as
the poor fellow 1044 up at me, and then at
the gleaming knife, he .turned as pale as
death. He shook in every NO; 'I salt , that
I had not beep mistaken in his character.
"Now," said I,'Still keeping my position,
"1 am going to ask you some questions.
Life is at stake, - and I would as lierpitinge
this knife to your heart as to e#lt my supper.
If you hesitate, or !lel° me ythi-are a; dead
pan I" Is . there not a plan formed among
your companions for robbing this.ship?" .
The fellow was thunderstruck. Hecrouch r
ed down as far from. the paint of the.knife as
porsible, and in any other situation I could
have pitied him.
"Answer my , questionr I uttered.
Yes !" guano. the hoiror stricken man,
in an alinost indiblc whisper. • .
" Are not all your Cape Town companions
,engaged in this plot?"
With all hiifearibe fellow hesitated. I saw
that he had Other things to fear.beside my
knife, so I resolved to touch him ort the tender
• " Mark ine," i "I know the-crime
you'have planned,. and if you will confess to
me the whole plot, I will see that you ate
Saved Worn berm. You shall not suffer with
the rest, nor 11A you be harmed :in the least.
give you my'pledge fur - your:safety."
This oporatO upon the fellow likis
"Now ansnlnr we. Are not all your cellar
paniona in the plot r - .
" Yes," he whiipeted with a trembling eve.
dponmy -- -
"And is.not proctor' the leader ?".
" Yes." •
"You ,have the - hurls bidden. in the tong.
boat I" '
Yes." . • •
• "And you !Wive - . beet
jackets to bold 'theweap .
."Yes," he said, with
" You meant to tike t
. "Anil you -tneaut to'
whole &ow)" ,
The fellow hesitated again , b t Lsoon got
an affirmative 'answer froth him, =tat length;
by sharp questiOniag, • I lgot the whole se
cret from binr. It had been planied that
the villains should arnalthemselves secretly
as soon as they had emelt their supper, and
at nine o'cleck,Cssbon as the bell had struck,
- they . were, part of them; to fall suddanly upon
the watch on deck and kill- them ail: Part
were to- take charge of the forecastle 9,oni
paniou way "to kill. tho mita is last as-they
should come upland a (e l k , were de tailed - to
put those to-death in the itbin. I could not
help' shuddering ,at-thie picture thus opened
to me, butl kept my emotions to myself.
After I bad gained al
needed to guide rne, I 'told
might go On dealt . ; for I
dare to disclose whit. he h
surin g hini that twould
tected from, all tiara!, I at
turn ginoted down so that ,
not betray Lim . on'aeck,
imniediatelv after, him.-
As quickly . .as :possible,
all I' knew, - and my pla
soon laid down:_ 'lt was n
the cook came up and. ca
to their supper. They: all
,and thosi two rem
1 knew well their missi
the advantage oe-lben4
. With quick but cautious movements, the
captain, lieutenant and (myself hastened
around among tire crew and. whispered the
danger, that hung 'over them. The brave fel
ls:4s started -with exeiteinerit, but they spoke
not a loud word. G&nuttier I and -mjself took
each an iron belaying pin e and went forward,
and tit 'a - preconcerted signal we knocked
the two. iillian-ientinels down. • The thing
was done without a mishap.; , ,We gate them
aricithet blow apiece, to make sure they would
give 'no alarin, and then we sprang for the
bag of Cutlasses, While some of our men' dlos
ed the batches andsecured them. We found
the arms, and they 'Were quickly distributed
among the crew.. • „ , • -
By. this time" there was 'an uproar in the
cabin, and a dozen' voices were shouting for
admission upon the deck. . Onr men bad
beceme fully acqualoted with what had taken
place, and treywere•like so many
belches were unfastened, and the Villaind
came 'rushing up,;libt- they only •hastened to
their death.- 1 ' ,
'lt was now dark' On' deck, .and as the
scamps came- up from the lighted, seerae
t hey were unable to immediately distinguish b
objects about thern.and many of them were
struck down -before', they could :see . who op
posed them. We had levelled a dolen of them;
and thou, I bade the crew fallback and "let
the rest of there come up, for I feared that if
we kept on at we be'r,gun most of them - would
fall back - into the.steerage - and 'prepare•to
stand- a siege, and this I knew would be
troublesome Work. . -
AS . -soon as oar men fell backihings - work::
ed as I could bare - - wished,'-for the whole
pack of incarnate Scoundrels name rustling
wildly 'upon the. deck. Aa soon as they
were all up, we set Upon ` They knew
pot whet . to 'They-sprang toward' the
long-boat, but they were knocked,back, and
then as they fell lian,k
_they - were "met again:
)104.0t them were brave fellows and strong,
but we had thenf unarMsd—they were wild
with disappointmetitoind few—and they ism
not bow they bad been taken,'
Snob -8 battle wield not last long s In E t
teeimiantee from tbe time that the two mina
bad been struck - doWn by the !wag-boat miry
thirig.was settled. Thirty•two.of the vOlains
were taken !mi l d bound,- and the rest were ly
ing delta\ npon, the deck. Breton had been
one of the first to come up from the steerage,
and he was one of the [;
On the next morning the deck'sysel ideated
ht . its ghastly 'load, and then the pr6ners
Were examined. itono of them'denie4 the
crime, but they . beggeehard for mercy.!
At St. largo; . we fdl •in with a ll
frigate, sad our prisoners' wore put on
together with stitth evidence as was nee
for their conviction.
• 3 have felt proud a great many times
-life, but never experienhed on any 0th..1
casion, so much real •graii6cation as
-when Captain Souther grasped me. b •
band and told me that I had saved his
and his lile—and then when the' hardy
impuhrive seamen gatherefd about me
blessed me. Theist is a vast amount q
-joyid feeling tbat'you have helped you
lllalcolr6 was kept on boaid till we rea
Cape Town, and there we landed him to
low the bent Of his, own inclinations.
rest of the cruise passed off pleasantl
could be Wished.
IT was my good -fortune, when stati.ried
off the Island of Vancouver, in 1858, t 0.4 an
eye-witness to One of the most extraordinary
modes of capturing si $9 LIMO that I ever.heard
It appears the natives are similar to those
upon the shores of-Siberia and Kamskaictla
much addicted to while's blubber; and at
their royal feasts nothing is held in such es
timation as a quantity of the aforesard deli
:f~ae:telloa sailor .of mine tells a stogy ; of
being invited to' one of these feasts on !the
coast. of Siberia, and hiding laid before Lim
the two greaten?. delicacies of the 8.11400,
" whale.l blubber," and the substance taken
from, the 'tit stomach , of the'rariedeer di:
rectly after' it is' killed; and, Ite he kiddly
added . for our informanation, forming a dish
Mot unlike spinich. • • • .
l •Blubber - being, thus held in such bigli re.
Ipute. by ,tue Vancouver" Indians, as well, as
thy.their more northern' hrethreu, it may i t be
tsuppoged thay:ai:e particular anxious to. ph.
Itaia it ; and although they do not objecttto
Ft dead and often putrid .Ichale which chance
cas - s upon - theirlcoas:s, they naturally prOfer
Nall meat, aud to secure it go to gOat
)engths; Their !canoes generally consistl of
it\single tree, hallowed out by fire or some
ether means, ballasted by their own activity
la springing froth side to side as occasion e
.uires; ' , and thoughsometimes boistiugr a
ail made -of cedar bark, just as dime were
ntiretYdependarit on's pair of paddles, one
rorked at • the,:stern,,and the other at', the
!Considering ilia fragile nature, of these beirt,
n fixing your pea
a look of astonish
e gola to-night 1"
have &trader e'd
i - -"g l • -
the•read6r May believe that 1 was Fornewliat
iiureduloas as to •their'effierii;ney in-the
.414:0f the great Leviathan, and iowartfly
Oinking "toping leas helloing," deterP 3 iiie l fie
if possible, to accattipatly ODC of these exp'n
As - good lack had it, my ship remained
times months at 'Vancouver's, lying in the.
I rely harbor of Victoria, or according to the
I dian language, "Esquitnault."., Thus it
ppened- that I saw great deal of th -- 01$=
laind, and being in favor with the captain,
hp a. good niany runs ashore; and I Lope
made sonte.use.cif the opportunities - thus if
-1 foMed me.: _
inuring the winter season severe storMs
figquently visit those coasts, and, blowing di;
relitly down from the Northern Paeifre, bring
ivith them great shoals of fish, and frequent;
lylwhales, who, getting out of their latitude;
and their . _ strength -probably much reduced
bY struggling against thd storm, they are
cast on the coast of VlmeouVer, Once therel
they are spee<lily obseried by the active isi
lenders, always on the lookout for their esi
teemed luxury. No time is Ed 1;e lost; th.ai
receding tide leaves the whale for a time im 7
potently lashing his tail,- unable to
thii ; deep water,, trying to bury his nose iu
the'shallaw breakers, -and making loud - at-1
temps 'to spout, which generally end .in al.
1046%1 sound, not unlike the bellowing of a.
hundred bulls. Allis excitement on the shore
Indians rushing here and there"; friend' area
suiirmoned from 'every quarter, and weaponsi
of destruction, are prepared.
• The weapon.tisedl is worthy of deseriptiOn,l
both from its ingeriuity and the iMportanti
part it takes in the capture of the whale.!
It consists, first, of; a barbed , spear-head, to;
t is is tied
.a large seal skin made into dial
shape„of a bag, and filled with 'air so as to?
•resetible a large . bladder; secondly, to the!
spear-bend a long "raps is attached, which
is' sometimes''of bark, but oftener of a kind
of sea-weed , which 'grows to an etioraioun: l
length, and When ; wet resists almost, any
forde;. thirdly, into; a socket in the spear.:
head a . pole is fitted, but so *staged that it .
'can be easily withdrawn, while the head is
left imbedded In the flesh of the whale, Rat
ing as an :Mellor to the bladder and rope.
. Armed with then() primitive weapons the
natives set off in theit fragile (*noes, and ail-
proaching their prey as closely as is consistent
with strfety, dexterausly Cast their spears,
catching back the loose handles. <•ln a shoit
time the mousteistWuMes a tooseextreordi•
-nary 'appearance, being. onmpletly covered
with these seal 8kb:184-bags, which makes a
curib noise when; thumped against -one
another by' the winds.' When. the tide ba
ginsjo rise,„the aspect of affairs isiltogether -
changed; the, great fun now - corrneuces,
nod the. use of the bladders becomes evident,
'as they :tonally prerent the animal sinking
sufficiently to uie,his' full strength, 'keeping .
Mtn . bp.Pti the' surfai4 of the water.
Ttie oanoes now pull towards the' shore, the
lines, become taut, and suddenly the mon
star feels himself moving slowly" but - steadily
rewards theJand; his struggles aretremen,i
°us- but fruitless; he' le literally a fish out
diorites, atalhopelesily in-the power of his
billiflutiso 'foes, wile; laugh at. his strength.
and Utter ladicrousiMitations of his attempts
while they inhabitants,
sienna, crowd, to the scene of triumph, glop,-
ing:and beating' 'large drums made of the
hallowed bawls Of - a tree, 'over, the 'end' of
whie.h.ii I - tint:bed the skin of-a see-libn.' As
soon as' the *hale is beyond low water. mark
the alork is done, is 'they' have only to wait
till the tide:le:tires their prize high and dry
twits rthe beiob, where the heat of the adn
soon'- iota an end . tO 'his sufferings. The fa
,vont,l blubber isittere ring Out and
r ptit uvray
the details that I
Malcolm that he
-new, he would not
ad done. By as
•e that he was pro
oneeded in getting
Ibis manner would
I told the captain
a for Ration were
glad the passengers
. went down but
teed' close to the
n lbere ,I;;t 1 . had
V00M0,,..XV11; :- .NUMBER - E 2.,
Floating a Whale.
• py L. D
in calabashes for the future, afteievery one
has ; eaten :as much as.be.dan possibly bold.
However, they look forward with much OM-,
iety to the feasts to come, asthey' prefer their.
favorite diab in a state der4deqty " gramey."
As may, be supposed, the •carcas of the
whale 'decays rapidly, and= taints the atmos
phere for miles round; to such an extent that
.no one fiat a native could exist in the
ty. Although,,if there, happens to he a whaler
at anchor anywhere near, she soon gets wind
of what is.going on, add conies in for a lion's
shire" at, small cost or trouble; the natives
not knowing. the value of any.part except the
blubber;are easily indu‘,Ced to help the whalers
by the gift of-a few glasses of,rum. - *
1 1 1t itish
TaIkiSIIIORATION OP SOULS—Row - OLD
REPO WAS CoNVEßTEO.—Thellesv York car-
respondent of a Western paper tells the fOl-.
lowing story for the benefit of some hard'
-Ile Baia that be once knew a man by Oa
naive of Reed, commonly-known.as "Old
Reed." Reed.was quite notorious in his way,
and his religious belief 'was . tkat after death
he Should reappear,in tbe.forrn of an animal.;
and thought . ho would be a horse * I!Tow s '•_ old
Reed" -was a hard. and wa s . not.in - the
habit qi\ i treating his' family . as a religious
man shoo d. One day after,his wife had .suf- .
fared his abuse as long as humanity. could:
endure,' she 'concluded ,to gii'o,hitn a trial
talking tir=to 'touch him on Ilia religious
belief. So, resolutely seating _here& by .
hiS tide, and .looking him* full is the face
while a teardrop glistene'd
_in 'lJer eye—for
she 1511 . gerious and thotighi perhaps
correct in his-faith—she commenced: ."Reed;
I wish to have 'a serious talk with yen; I
have Aottielhin to say to you, and you must
bear it.. I have a duty to perform,- and -I
shall do* ir; and • then, if you are iniseralibi
hereafter, It -will note be my fault. You be
lieve, Reed, that when you-die you will Burn
into ionserminfal,.and you tltinl you will he
a horse. . - - -
*• - •
"Row - it Jon keep on in your present
-r;onise, had Continue - to nerdect and ab'uli
your family , squandering your Cooney 'for
drink, and - at-the gaming .table, ivheuyou
-die you will turn into roma old twelve shil-,
ling horse, rod some-dirty clam peddler will
get youi-and you will be hard worked and
bolt starved, and - I shall sea you every day
before a ricketty old wagon, filled- with clains;
Such vvillpe your eternity! 13ut now, Weed,
it needn'ebo:so; your future may be a bright
and happy one.- If yon vvill reform and tutu
right aboirt anal be a better man-be kind
and affectionate - to your family,' and ',treat
them a"u eliiiitian should, why when you'die'
you will turn into a five_hundred . dollar hOrse,,
and lona°. West End buck - will get bold of
you, and give you a bushel of oats - , a day, ruI)•
you down - with pea-straw, end have you'
do'cked and your tail ad up:" Ilueriyag• Old
Reed" ivaS - btraightway conyerted—was re-
formed--aid is patiently
.ivaitiog- for death'
to introdue Lim. into . Lis coteted horse'
•-• • •
EA firLY lIMtPQON PI:A CTI C —1.12. e month;
ty Rose saga: Passing .through Nantucket,
last surninei s . we•stoppal at :ru - out-of - the-way
house for aI drink.' As we approached the
tall' open door, we'beheld the following- scene; .
which excited our risibility at the time to a
;considerable•eirent ; An urchin, some six
years old, had fastened a fork at the end of
a ball of yl4l which Ins-rnotin4 was holding;
which' be very - tlexteriously aimed' at au Old
black calAnietly dozing in the corner. ' Puss:
_sooner felt the snarp, prick of e4e fork
than she , dartgd.otl'ia a Jiffy, and the eXperi,
rnentem sudg 'out in high glee,. "-Priy•out;
mother ; payout; there slit! goes through tbo
Window f'• •
Air OF Battro ELtyr , T.—An oketring
losopher ha s said that the whole . secret of
being haPpy, is to be often and easily-plea t ed;
• Let Dot recreations be exinsiye, lest the .
paint;of,purebasiug them exceed tim• pleaattre
thou bast in !their enjoyment.
Villigerice alone is -dgdod 'patri Mon
ittisOtstion . , without action, i;sletbfa folly,.
action without resolution,is foolisit . rushness..
Industry is fMtutie's right head ; , frugality
ter reft. - • •
is The greatest piodig,ality. •
Indmtricius wisdom often• preventi what
lazy 'folly thinks- inevitable.
HO* tO GROIY . PRACEIER EVERY Yenit..—
The following;by a correspondent,or.the Obio
cultiyator, is, worth a trial
. by all lovers of
Procure . your •trees irafted
,tipon the . wild'.-
plum stock; The tree partakes °Me patulie
of .tbes,pfurn, being* hardy, and will never }vin. '
ter kiii and putting out !ate in th'e. spring,- -
neyefbe injured Dy4.ll6 . frestiftuctit
certain prelentative against the. workings .
the peacti grub, while ihe'natural of:
the tree 13 that beyond our, awn; salmi may -,
depend.tipon. peaches every year, and for
poriod of time - , without the deistructive ;
and discoaiagiag . influences 'attercdiig the •
growth of the•cornrubn,pr7.ach. They can be
-obtained it-frotil fifty to seventy-five ems per
treend you had bette'r pay five times the
'amount than not to obtain them; Bind ba.cer
tain of peaches every year:. Try it, and our . •
word for it, yon Wirt beAsatistied` with the re- -
LEAP ',"YZAIL—A: Siitataf • iStatuo . of 1228
!reads as folfoes
".It is statut and ordaint that during the .
'4eitio-of bier maist blissit. ursje.ity,_ forth
year, kocrivO l as leop year, ilk maiden lajdeof
bath - high- arid, esmi nae.liberty to
;bespeak . ye MEIJI she likes; elbyii, if he refit
19es to tak her to be his wife, be shalt beTrotil
!pater), m the sum of 011 . 0 pound or less as his
'as - tait may be,.exeept and tiwislf he cud tusk
rippear that ha is betrotied to ane
'that he shall then be free. -
jar in thelowa Senate, recently i lene mem
ber called another to order, .tating ihat -"he
wish to seethe Democratic liarty de,
inolished just yd.!' th,e Lieuteri
t Governor and presiding bffi Geri promptly
:*--',•The. chair decides that,. it ;liver out
order to_ clemoheb the DemoCrittiC dirty;'
mind the Sentije meetained the decision with tv
generaf nartr...t ,
prWm..ll„rostio, Jr., formerly mem- .
her Of the Board iolOanal Cain fruss otter. of
Penneyliutola, died "aroidinly 'in Phil delphia,
en Senday morning. 1.10 was, avtii , time of
hie detith, Vide t'of tbe Pennsylixniii
Radioed Company , . Lie was eboyt 0 yeari
4 , 1 _ 6 4k %