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UAL l iiUOKE LOCK IIOSl'IT AL
'PHE founder of this Celebrated Insti-
I liillnn.oiTTi this moslrertoin(pnly, ami only
Iihciual remedy In the world ftr effecti for CJUcIf,
Hinci iire, Hemtnal waeknesi, Palm In llic J.olni,
Cniiittliitinpal Oclliliy lniolPiir WeakncM ol the
flatkantl Limit, Al.Vcllo.ie of Ihe Kltliitki. l'u)j la
imii of Hi" ilcriru Uiipepila. Nrrvniia IrrHnhillly,
llioi?t' il Ipi Hii'l. 'liroiit. Mite nr Pfcln. ami all
ii'oi- VldiM diiii melutmio.y KUoHlcr arlsl iitf from
Hi' 'iflr ictlve tiahiliof Ynuth, which UeMfoy both
ti.i.ly and iiiiml. The frcrvt and aolilarj practices,
.tr inure fatal l their vifllmi tlinti Uik boiir of the
nriii in itif itisrliivrs Ulymr , liliglitinc their moil
KMlltmit nnbefantiflpations( rendering marriage
fcC , IHlpOtdilitf
Married pvmni ,or Youhg Men ennte mpUtln)( mat
rt-itc-, li-iint ii ware of pliy itf.il weakm-ii, organic do
biluy. (lef.irmilir, &-,, t Ito'il 1 .ii-naUitf ly con puII
Ur JtiliiMtim.niKi tie retort.! to icri ct ht-ulili,
lie whu pi. c!N hlinsciriiiirlr lite ra.re f !. Ji-lin
ton nuv rcllclotlaiy ct.nl.fU' n hit liminr ai a gt-iitir.
mn, ami einilMtf-utiv rely uni Ink rkM a '"""
iiumeitiatply rtireil ami lull vigor rf More l.
I hi dni-.nn I ihe '-riiHy until frf.'ucfily paid by
tlinsj wliohriv hpconif III victim of Imp nipt r irnlul
renrim, V't'iiisf -T4iin h arc tilt) apt In commit ex
Yt frflm imi te i up aware of Mio!ri'iriil rorni iiitr
tbat mayt'iMH-. Now, wliotlut uiil,riaiid tin cub
jfct will pri'Uit.l ti deny ih.it tilt nm-t of ncria
nun ! Mit xutmer by tlin fallltiff liHti Improper
h itnHlhlii by Hi" pni.tenl. lt?ii bcinu ill pnvid nl
Hie pi 14 n re n) lir.tlitiy (itTiipiltic. the moil seriuiiB
tn.l iletrnciiv Myiiipioini to botli bmly ami utiml
nrl. Tlii yViii li-cuiiifR ilfrmcd; ii phytfir.il
an I Tiirt il pweta wrakrntnt. iifrvmii rtfhlliiy. iy"
p(n(j, ualpiialluti nftlie ncirl imlii:etiMt. a wufclmp
urtliff'a'Hi'.r'iiiyh yiiiiilnniofe iii4-inpllUii Vf.'
iftic No 7A)T.i rRKiimiititSrRkri,pv"tiilnor
from tljltiimire etri'ft Hut nidc tip tlif l-pa Ur
particular Hi I'Mfin tin S A UK ami NUMIlKtl.or
ytin w il nimtake thf pli-r,
f Cwr HarraHtfttr na L'harjrt Wtf, in r Ont t
NO .MKUCtjnV Oil .N.MJriCOUt) OUlK-ri IMC1).
MniHr of the ltoy.il Collrj'n of riurjtrunt. l.oitilor
UriUutlf I rum one HUie MhMt Pirtinrut crllricii ol thr
U'Hts'd rfuirij, uml ilir urraif r part of wlioc III
Ii.n apeiu in the firm HofpiWla nrijimlon .I'.irm.l hit
Url-lphia aiKlflnvwIlert;, lti rtlcrfil aomc if i he moil
4ili)tklinni)f corn tlut vVrrr . V r kiuiwu; unity trnub
i I With ringing In the li-ja l ami -an nutrrp
in-Hi mrvouxiff, bfftip alariiifd at ntd-h-ii imnii
aitd haiHf ilni'ifj, with rrc-qticiit bltMlnnp, uitvmletl
Miititn" rtiltt tleramcp.ueutolmiiiU wrri-cnrt-u im
A Certain ihsrasr
tYhm 'h1 tnitftiiitl mid Imp'inlful votiry ofptra-
nrr rtl ll lli mt'iilt.'d tin; ( uT tliig pttiiiful
Uivranc. Il ion nlVn liappf th.it an Itlliimd feliff ul
HiRihio dr li itl m tlf .uri-ry, dttcrt him frnm a p pl i
lilt l tmlt II t fhnU eitucjiioit mnl rrnpfcinbtlitl
can rfbuie l-rri-nrl iiim ilrliyind till lh coimtiiulion)
yniplnitH .ilUiUUorriil iii--iip make tln-i r appciiraui
lie tl ulrtMlt-tl irit thrn.it. ihnpisfd nimc, nocltirre,
p4tii III I It lif-lil jtl(ltiniU.iiiintH'iJ' ol lidht.de a fn mil
mxl.'n on tile m k in biup( itnd iirnmt bhurtie ifi(tii rf
lifji.l i tc?. iml eilrtnm in: p, iirnj:rtiilite w ilh Ji lie III.
Iliiit. .till ai the pjliitu oflhc inuulit hiul
'j'iri.'it i.f Hit nrtp fall in ,a mi Hit v i.-tnti ol ill lint tin.
i-fnr b f hhip4 n Imrrld ubjt-ct of cuiiiiiiiiTJtiMn till
aiii p'iu a p mi i to hi draiinii lurti'Mnn. by fn
iirc'iini in "that bdtlrni (rout wllnt no trivMi-r
i 'Urn", To inrh thietnrc Dr. Julnirluii plcilgfi.
i imi'lf tu nn-mTve tin mtivl kii vi'il.tlilf upcrfov and
fi..nUW t'll-tnlf pf.irtirr in t li- fi r Uoipllali of
f'.'iti'I'i in i r Amfrlea, tit can co nfliliiily rt-ctiium,ti'.
ri an I aprily enn to itle unlnri tuite Vitclm of tlii
'I'ike piiticuUr JSbfice.
Ur J aildn-FH'a aM thou- who hrnt- injured ihMi
tfivri bv uriv.iti aitd nnnriMiPr I niliilifi'tirf m.
Thptjf'arr nn.r of IHh imiI ml it iiicl-ittholv ftTrctn
rtrodtiffil hyi'.irly liaMl dfyoMlh, viz WYaktirF of
thf ll.ick nii.l I, in. Ik I'.illl III the Mi nd. IHmtirol
rtujlit 1,14 ol 1ucntir I'uw-r I'alpi'ntfoii of th
IIirt( 1) s'i'pin, .-fv-'M Irr.tubitiiy, I)i'r:iiiir'miMit
r uif iiigftiivi nmcti-Hi- oenurai iirminy.iynipioimi
if C'H.tcun I'tinn . & c.
Mi:TAI.I,Y Th fearful prTcrtii upon th" ml ml
attt imich to hQilriM 1 J, lo4il Mtjumry, Couttli imi of
liit?.i, l)rfiriiiiiiii of i'if npirliri, Hvll rordiiidliii,
AriT'loti df Hucitly, Tim My ,Atc. ate tume tiftlivevil
what is ill cauienf li.cir drcliniuc hultli. 1.001111,
Ilielrvignr. becoming weuk.iialean.leuiarialcil, having
riiuiiiamia 01 ppron tii mi npn run now jmiffe
aiegiiirfr airiiLUfniire ui'uuiinc ere., ci.uf u unu einiii.
lo.n. or i;uiiaiMiitiun.
ur. jonnswn s invigorating nemcay jor
organs are redlly cure.i, end lull tlcnr rrsiun-il.
Tii'idiiiidsoniie moat nvrvnus and detniiine.1, wim
had I 'St all hotie. nave been immediately relieved All
Impediments In M.irrl.igu. Physical and Menl.ll ill-sun-
inciiiun, nervous irril.iuilliy, . reiiiu'iiigii aim tvi-.iK
ns,tiriiiiaiiMiinniihe mu.t learfjikmd, sit.iity
wim hare injured tiiemsnlves i) a cernht practice,
ln-lulged in when nlmte I il.llllt freiieillly le.iriied
'rum "viir.'1'uii.ininus, nr nisciiui'i-tiiee iiecis nihirh
render- n im lira impossilile, and destroys Lolll mill j
i.n il hiv. sut-uiu ni'piy liiini'uidi""ir
won n pity that u ....ms man. the hope nfhis coun
iry a-idlh darlingnf llisparents s'lould be snatched
111 -nces ot ilevinting from the rath of nalure, and in-
i.iiemg In acertaln serrct habit, Buch person, before
should reflect thai a sound mind nnd hod) are the mns
skin phgasks HrcuuiLY curcd.
rhsm.nyt.,o...and.Ucu,.datti Institution wlth'n
witue.-.-i-by and the police. One of whom was a Hay.
,!,e!0bS "f Spanish Jewess, Iron. Uajonno,
iriiwrsAy:' tho narac of Josofi?a Ballabo'
eheaiiiicied. fjjjr 0i.ice but wu0,e real name she believed to be
N.n.-Thereare .o many ignoani and worthless Julia V., and the other was a French Ja
,a.riVi.b'.,,.R. nadian, who was (ami iarly known by the
.rj-l'sas Nonca Allleltem iniisl be post paid, and
contain a postage siamp for the isply, or noanswer
.nuarly 7 16S7.
0, Tr H 0 S3
nm...lurn,.1lll.ln til. flfttCe.
TUT. undersigned, grateful fur past patronage, re
Siertt'.llly nifiriiis his ci siomers and i lie public
.ei.er.illv. lb it he ha- Jnsl received from the Unite in
(Hi s. Ihe largest ann iimsl select slock ol
KALL ANli WINTER CLOTHING,
Tli.il has velbeen ripened In Uloiunsburir. to which ho
invites ihe ullentioii of Ins friends, and assures them
lhat they am ollereil lor so e at great bargains, ills
Block comprises a large tisiortment of
Gentlemen's Wearing Apparel,
Consisting of PABIIIONADI.B DftErta COATS, nf
every ile.criplion ; rants Vests, elhirts, Cravats,
flocks, Cotton Handkerchiefs, Chves, Husnenders, lc.
Gobi Watrhts and Jewelry,
Of every desrriplion. firm and clieap
N. II Rememi.es "iVcieiattrr's tasaa Emnsrtam "
Call and sae. No charge fur essminluir ni.uds
BtrKoiturj HgW, K1
&3 O iffl B ,
B7 W. WEBSTER CLAFLtH.
Kmth miy bont her ruined scenes
Ofdrniily, rlrh ami tare,
Hit lioirdi.it wraith and glitl'tlng tms
Thai oparkte everywhere i
But .trcreil li furtnne's hand alung ,
tVliieilcvrr way I r am.
I flntl nu nnt to il.ar lonte
As my old callage linuie
Itlsfiothard to gather friends
Our IntirnFylnBi tnchcer
Friends for n day, but friends in name
Unlike tile near and dear,
Thecherlthed few ntio clustered round
The oldanceitral seal.
Where II red of all tile cares of life
We rest our weary Icit.
The heart will own no Intercourse
With rlaltering smllennd wird,
But lurm il to a more genial place
Where Inyo's soft tonr-s are heard.
A moih'r's smiles are not lorgot
A father kssnns kind
Sjrh luve and klntihess we may search
The world in valu to find.
tirar homel though 1 may wander far,
And traverse land and sea,
Thou 'It ercr lie the dearest snot
I n this wide world tome, '
I'll not furset lliuie cherished friends,
The kunstint and Hie true.
Wlii Miarcd my earl y cares andjos.
Though often finding new.
IS IT A MYSTERY ?
FKOM CinAUAM'fl MAGAZINE.
Though in accordance with editorial
custom wo generally rcfu5c all anonymous
articles, Vcii have been induced to relax in
f -vor if the extra' rtlimry doi-umcut bear
ing the nb 'vc title, and which, if it havo
no other mcrli, oan at least claim a high
mnk as tho very nc plus nltm of audacity.
Wo givo it presuming that our readers
may be as much interested in such a sin
gular story as wc wcro, oud trust that such
of tho pirtics named in it as have a bona
fide existence, will pardon iho mention
mado of them in the toxt.
'In tin' year 18C1, 1 became acquainted,
in tho city of New York, wiih a woman
named Louise Mcrc;cr,nnd whom I thought
to bo a tiativc of Belgium, though the uns
generally ku'ivin as Fmii.li l.oulSC. Mil!
was about forty years of ago, possibly more
and a person of Intelligence and great vi
vacity of manners. In the spiing of 1853,
I again met her in New Orleans. Here
sho was take'i sick, and at the request f
a friend I vUttcd her several times. She
was very fond of recalling her adventures
in New York, till of which as told by her
struck me ss bsing generally fouhdad on
facts, but alao as greatly exaggerated, she
being given to represent hrs If as a li ro
i ne and the subject of strange adventures.
The following was her most rem rkable
narrative. At the time I did uot believe
a word of it, but having Mibsclqiicnlly
amused myt-clf by imagining its possibility
I was hlnaicil on investigating the matter
to did the degree to which it was confirm
ed by facts. And it is indeed the striate;
est point in the story that Louise Mcrcicr,
whows ignorant, could not have been
I acquainted With any of theSC facts
t - , ,
story and my own observations oh It arc
. a8 jol0W3 .
' . 'She Stated t hat twenty VCarS a?0. she
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ucpt a saloon in brand street, well known
. r . - , i .
10 till! IrcqUCHtcrS Of SUCltplaCCSOf TCSOrt.
- . . . . , r .
It was the nightly rendezvous of the prof.
of botl, gexca . ; addilion , tbe
public I ar room whero re frcsli merits were
i , .
sold, were apartments above, whero pnvato
. .1 e . i . -
i amongst the frequenters and patrons of her
1 , - , .
saloon, one ot tho most coostant was the
l?MAt, i.!nBA t V1.. ,i. r
pencil 1 rince, L.0U13 Napoleon, tho SOU of
( Napoleon. She said that ho was in the
habit of eniering into conversation with
alliIiBlrl8 who used the saloon, and of
treating them to supper and other refresh
I middle of tho summer 1837, he seemed to
j,ave teoomo very intimate with two cirU
' in particular, both well known to tho town
; soubriquet of PcUc or LtttleMd nf whose
real name she was ignorant Ho was gen
erally BCorapanicd by a young man, with
whom ho had mado acquaintance at tho
saloon, and who was also an aifO'iato of
these two girls. This young man strong
ly resembled tho princo in person and man
nern, was about the same age, and spoke
French perfectly, Mrs. Mercier, in fact
for a long time believed him to bo a French
man, until ho "'n ono oco.sion told her he
Ws a Yaukce, a nutivo of Itnstou, in Mas
sachusetts, but lhat ho h d been taken to
France when very young, aud educated
there and had bceu so long iu tit .t coun-
I presumeine.e two tiava been ih names aeenr.;
dplo.lu,,'m'.ud. '"""'uwi'"' ""U'U "
I presume llie.e two nave been the names aeenr
(ry lliat lie could not speak tbo language nlio thought it a singular ellco of luck, as
better tlnn his own, that she beenmo ac- he would certainly havo been found out if
quaintcd with his roul namo by picking up tho queen had not been so sick as to ho
a letter, which he hud dropped out of his unable tn distinguish clearly who was near
pocket, which was addressed t Lyman her, She remembered tho riot at Bologno
01' flin Bowrn, tid when she asked him and how he got sent to prison for life, and
if it was hit ho admitted tho fact; though was lockod up in the Casllo of Ham, and
even then she had some doubt about it, as she had at one timo thought of calling on
he had so many lorcin ways with him. M. Wikoff to inquiro about him, as she
'1 he fur, that is the prince, the two girls heard th it gentleman had been to fee him
and Uowon, sometimes engaged a priralo in his dungeon but she thought she had
room, where they onlcrcd supper and spent bet'er let it alone and keep quiet. Hut
tho night. On ihcso nccasiona the princo when some years afterward Itowcu contriv
and Hottcn generally drank freely, and so cd to get elected President of the French
much so, sometimes, th.tt they had to be Itcpublic, sbo thought sho would remind
sent away in a carriago in tho morning.
Tho princo made very littlo socrot ns to
who ho was the other appeared to havo
no friends in New York, and sho never
knew what his means Wore, whether lio was
in business or not, or how ho supported '
himself ; she sot him down as ono of those I
men that aro to bo found in every lirgo
cily, wholive by their wits and by tho want
of wits in others, .
une mgut, sue ueuevca it was aunut tlie
beginning of August, tho princo camo to I
the bar, where sho was serving ; ho had
evidently been drinking, and was accom
panied by the two girls and Bown,and
called lor somo drink for the party alter
standing there a short time, they wci-t up
stairs to iho room they preferred where
they called for wino and cards.
The w ino was replenished several times,
and tho party had been there about thrco
hours it was about ono o'clock in the
morning when Bowcn suddenly ran down
stairs, his fare pile and his frame tremb
ling with excitemen1, and begged her to
come up stairs instantly, lr the prince had
been seized with a vinlcnt fit. She ran up
etdrs accordingly, and found him lyiug on
the flo ir, his coat, vest, and shirt collar off
and hi" head resting on the kneo of Jose
fitta, who wsia rubbing Irs temples with her
hands in a distracted state; the otliir girl
was wringing her bands and exclaiming
'Oh! my God, he is dead! ho is dead!
how did it happen ?' Mrs. Mercier felt his
pulse and lie.rt, and found that both had
ceased to heat. His hands were cold and
his face growing livid j it was evident ho
was dead ! The girls said he was seized
as he was leaning back in his chair that
ho suddenly put his hand to his heart, and
uttered an exclamation in French his
head then dropped and ho would have fal
len off tho chair if Joscfina had not sprang
Up and caught him. They laid him on the
llo'.r and look off his ooat, vest and neok
handkerchiof, dashed water in his face,
and rubbed his hands and tcmp'cs, but in
vain 1 hero could bo tin mistake about
i rrinrc Louis Napoleon llonvjiartc
What was to bo done I An occurrence
like this, taking place under such circum
stances and in a h'iu-c of this discretion
the person being a foreigner of such
high rank and notoriety, filled ' them all i or any other quond.itn American friend of in no of those billiard rooms which the
with alarm. If tho police got wind of it, tho princo, awaro of any such liaison form-1 prince was in the habit of lrequcnting. We
the whole party would probably bo arrested j ed by him in New York ! But abovo all, ' "re not likely lo know for it is not prob
on a ohargo of murder, and tho saloon arc all the parties cognizant, certain that : aD' 'ua' ''l0 fortunato "Nephew of his
business bo ruined. The difficulty was got : tho person confined in the orison of Ham Uncle" will voluntarily como forward to
over by Bowon, who suggested that the
body should bo concealed, until it could
be carried away and disposed of; that as
he strongly resembled tho prinoe in man
ners and appetrauco he should take pos
session ot his watch and whatever other
articles wcro about him, return to the
prince's lodgings, shut himself up thero un
der a plea of sickness until he could sail for
Europe which would bo in a day or two r
that Bowcn then told her for the first time,
that the prince had a few days before receiv
ed a letter urging him to return immediately
to Switzerland if ho wished to see his
mother again, as she had been taken dan-
gerously ill, and that ho had engaged and
paid his passage to Europo in rhip that
was to sail aimo-a uircctiy. jowcn ouered
to assist in bur ing the body, which was
douo the next night, it having been placed
in a grave dug in tho cellar of tho next
houso which was unoccupied.
It was tho interest of all to keep tho
sccrot ; but Bowcn told her that he intend
ed to sail in the ship as the prinoe that
ho would contrivo to taktl leave of ag few
people as possiblo, and that he meant to
try his luck iu Europe in his new oharao
tor and added if any good came of it ho
would remember her and tho girls, and do
something handsomo for them. How he
managed tod.ceivo his landlady sho didn't
knuw, but he did and not only her but
the servants oi tuo uouso anu otuors anu
sailed lor Europe.
She never heard directly from him for
many years, but she heard in tho newspa
pers th.t his mother Queon Hortense, had
i. i -.. r. . i- - .. j-. i
aieu eir,cr just, orue itjusi tyitr uia ar-
rival in Switzerland, eho forgot which, hut
him of iho nffair at New York, and asked (
a gentleman who was going to Franco to
tako a letter to him. She merely wroto
'llavo you forgotten tho Grand slrcot StiJ '
loon ? I have moved and am, now living
at the old placo in Walker street. Petite
died here in great distress about two years
ago j your old chum Joseflnt keeps a house
in Broome street. Wo want you to keep
your promise,' About three months after-
ward a ircncli gentlcm.n whom sho did
not know, and who would not givo his i
And she says that when he was mado cm-
peror, she received another SIOOO iu tho !
same way j and Joselina Balhbo also re
ceived tho same, with a promise1 of more
at a luture time.
Mrs. Mercier died a month or two after-
ward, but JoseGna Ballabo is possibly still '
living at the houso in llruomo street if
indeed there bo such a place for I would
state again that 1 place no positive ere-
dence io any of Mrs. Mcrcicr's statements,
Now If this story be true, thero are sev-
oral things to bo osdortained beforo it can
bo received implicitly.
Firstly. I llmro ltwoh family in
Boston, allied to such names, or to any-
thing like them, as Lyman or Cloflin, ond
which knows anvthine of a son beino- sent
to Franco, when a child, ab-mt 40 voara
name, called and presented her with S1000. persuaded oven up to tho day of his death I until tho revolution m Pans, on the 24th nbout mo your ardent admirer 1
hnn a. s.. - t. n l.t I nf IiVlimnrw ifl4H rlmcA i.m.Ij lM.ilie.nn . I am not vcrv cood at description.
, , , . . . 1 , ' i .., , :! ...7 j e i will say lam not married (though v
ruiiicmuranco oi Kinu services rcnucrcu t) moincr at, x-aris until uo was seven years i "'"i uiuuuu a uuw uurccr '"''jfg j nm told) My friends tell
him when ho was siek in New York.' 1 oldwhcn,' alter the battle of Waterloo, pretenders ot evt-ry description. 15. care- j j,avo wo a nrcttv face, but onlv a e
ago, to ho educated I If so, what became time belorc ",cy wero ca DJ
of him! For if it bo true that ho returned I Philippe to quit Franco immediately ; ac
to Now York and iherc became acquainted I cordingly they crossed over to England,
with Louis Napoleon, was present at his ! ani af,cr a Bbort 6tay ,Ijore "turned to
alleged death, and reappeared as tho
princo himself his own disappoaranoe is
still to bo accounted for though to bo suro
proplo disippear in New York mysteri
ously enough at times, and aro never hoard
Secondly. Is tho woman Ballabo living
anywhere in Broome street ? and will sho
corroborate the statement nf Mr3. Mercier?
If sho will n 't, it must bo either because
such an event as iho death of Louis Napo-
loon never occurred, or else slin is afrairl
to reveal the share sho had in it nr else
she has been bribed to silence.
Thirdly. Is Cid. Webb, or M. Wikoff.
was the tame as the Prime Louis Napole -
on who was shipped off for America, by
tho French Government, in November,
1830. niter the aiTair nt Rtrntslmri. 1
Napoleon, nor his mother, tho beautiful
Hortenso Beauharnais; nor is there any
truco in him of the peculiar cenius, habits
0r characteristics of the Bonaparto family,
I This is not the case with tho present prince,
. Napoleon, tho son of Jeromo Bonaparte,
Urho resembles tho great emperor in
'.artling manner. The present emperor's
foatures are cast in an entirely different
niould thoy oro heavy, 'impassible stern
and repulsive, partaking largely ef tho tra-
ditional PuriUn style, the stern but cnthu-
siastio warriors who died for their own re-
Ilgiousllbetty, but had little toleration for
tho religion of othcfJ.
2nd. That he speaks French with a for-
eign and a northern accent, in short, as
an Englishman may bp supposed never
entirely to get rid of, howover long ho
may h.vo lived in France.
3rd. That his tastes and private habits
aro not thoso of a Frenchman. It is a
matter of notoriety that the French are a
vory temperate peopio, anu mar. wuaicver
I their peculiar vices may be, they rarely
lead them to intemperance certainly not
j to confirmed heavy drinking, such as is
congenial to nations of Saxon blood.
1 m ii . ii e i n..i
i'ou iu an" u uiaucr oi notoriety, mar,
1 very heavy drinking boot sro performed
Thero aro many circumstances which between his mothers going to resido in ! keep Do Morny quiet while Iho embassy
tend to confirm (he fact of the imposture. I Switzerland, in 1815, and his transporta- to London does the samo with Prcsigny;
The principal of these are : tion to the United States, in 1630, a period i 'donations' convince tho Princess Matilda
1st. That ihe present Emperor of tho j of twenty one years ; so that he was perso- and others and an unexampled system of
French does not, t' lie slightest degree, nally unknoian to tho French people. bribery, orruption and intimidation pro
resemble either his reputed father, Louis 1 How enormously would sucha circumstance serves order in Franco and peoples Cay-
from timo to timo at tho Tuilcrio", by tho
highest porsonago there, and that truly
Anglo-saxou Ocrman-Tcutonio or Norse
whichever you Trill propensity, finds
zealous disoiplo in tho, occupant of the
Ihrono of Capet. Tho lionaparto family,
from the early period of tho alljenco be- ,
tweon them and tho Ilamolini of Corsica,
down to that of tho pfedent surviving
members, havo always been noted for their
nbstcmiousncss and temperance Has a
dcgODcrato son sprung from so illustrious
a stock 1 Probability is against it.
But it may bo asked, how could a Yan-
kce, be ho ever so 'cute, imposo upon the
French nation for so long a time, and so
Tho difficulty hero fupposod is moro ap.
parent than real. We have but to glauco
lit tho oarcor of Iho roal Louis Napoleon
to pcrceivo how peculiarly favorablo to ,
such a grand imposture, the circumstan
lie was born on the 20th April, 1808,
took placo between his mother and lather.
The latter nivcr saw him and could not bo
she retired to Augsburg and thence iuto
Switzerland, where on tho banks of the
Lake of Constance sho led a se luded life,
for many years. When he was old enough,
bo Was sent to the military camp at Thun
to study tho art of war. Wo next hear of
him in 1830, when, with his elder brother,
Napoleon Louis, he joined tho Italian
patriots at Bologna in their efforts to shako
off iho yoko of tho Austrians ; tho two
70UiI6 princes fought several brilliant
aotinos w'tl the oppressors, but tho patriots
wcre CnHy vanquished and crushed.
''ouis an(5 llia brother mado their escape
I from Italy with thfl greatest difficulty:
' indeed, was owing to the adroitness and
I presence of mind ol tneir motner mat t.c7
I suweeded. Napoleon died after a short
iUl,C99 aDd Lom"3 witu llis notnor went to
, Pori3 tLy Uad bccn tllcre 1,1,1 a vcry Bh,'n'
I.. .i 1 T
Switzerland, in August ISJl. i hey lived
in retirement until tho month of October,
183G, when Louis Napoleon made the rash
attempt to excite the gariison of Sirasbourg
to mutiny, which ended in his being taken
prisoner, sent to Paris, and thence put on
DOari1 a frigata and shipped off to tho
United States "am oercmonie." Ho was
P"t ashore at New York where he re-
niaincd about ten month?, during which
time ho mado himself acquainted with
many penons some of tho first standing
others of tho lowest. How he becamo
I acquainted with Bowcn is not known ; but
i it 's supposed tho acquaintance originated
1 disclose tho secret of his elevation.
Thus we find that I,ou'i3 Napoleon was
in France or rather Paris, but a few days
during the wholooftho period which elapsed
. . i
, facilitate lmposiurc ! Assuming; nnw,
j that it is the fact, that he died, as alleged,
, in Now York, and that another, who
strongly resembled him in appearanco and
1 planners, personated hlra and declared
himself to be Louis Napoleon let us seo
what obstacles lliero would be to the carry-
,ing out of euch an itnposturo.
The greatest danger of all, viz : his
detection by Queen Hortenso was surmoun-
ted by her sickness and death. Ho arrived
in Switzerland at tho nick of timo to
witness her departuro from the world
j whether recognized by her or not cannot
i bo known; but Bowen confirmed his posi-
lion by this bold Btcp,and the world would
hardly disputo tho fact of his genuineness
when his mother had not done so. It
' should bo homo in mind that sho had not
scon him since tho events of Strasbourg und
! his sojourn in New York-trouble and
! residence in a forcir-n country mir-ht havo
; changed him somewhat. After her death
no still avoviea franco, nut naving uccomo
possessed of tho means of subsistence which
( the princo had, ho remained io Switzerland
j until tho French government insisted on
, hiff oxpulsion from that country. To savo
I ii . si? . e - -.1. r? .
mo rcpuoiia iroiu a war Willi rrauoe, uo
withdrew from Switzerland an wont to
Etialand, remaining tfto years in London,
indulging in tho truo English BUto for
horses, raciog, betting", and drinking
tastes evidently in accotdanco with his
Anglo-Saxon temperament, and ijitite alien
ally of a lhnapar(e.
Thus, nkcn the daring attempt on Bou-
logne, in August, iSiO, was organized by
him in conjunction with tho refugee'!; black
logs and "vauriens" of Paris then lurkiDg
.about the purliius of Liccestcf Square,
I ho was still unknown to tho people of
Franco personally. He had been received
into English society cs Princo I.ouis Na
.poleon, but ho was not much esteemed,
j and his society was certainly not conned
' r sought after, and his circle of acquaint.
anco became limited principally to those
had (ho same tastes as himself. On
his landing at Boulogne, he was laughed
at, and narrowly escaped being shot by
tho remorseless National Guard of that j
city. The next six years wore passed in
u :. i. .i. .ii.: ... I
cape to ucigium, auu iccncc 10 cngiana,
pe to Belgium, and thence to England,'
whero he resumed his former occupations, i
fully watched the progress of events, and
on tho 23d of May, 1848, he addressed n
letter to tho National Assembly, offering
., . . . T, i. i in ,
his services to France, which was coldly j
received and Bneered at. No one bclUvitl,
j m htm. He had been a stranger to
j Franco (with tho exception of tho few days
passed in Paris in 1831 and 1837 ever
since he was seven years oldtor Lis im
prisonment in tho dungeon of Ham cann "t
be considered a sojourn amongst the French
peoplo, since access to him was ferbidden
except under very stringent regulations.
Ho was, in fact, unknown and unrecog
nized up to this time.
But, in 1848, he returned to France to
.uJ.iul ------ t l.tma
raised him to his present eminence The
presiige of the name of Bonaparte, so dear!
to the hcart3 of the French, has done near
ly ever) thing for him, though, if ho bo an
impostcr, it must be admitted he has shown
the utmost coolness, courage, sagacity and
Tho surviving member's of the Bona
parte family, Princo Jerome, the Princess
Mathilde, and other.', suddenly found
themselves rising ou tho surges of the rev
olution to their ancient eminence virions
of another imperial court flit cd bcfnro
their oyes, and dazzled them. They ap.
pear to have received Louis Napoleon (dr
U., which shall wo call him ') as their gen
uino nephew, though they had not seen
him for thirty-five years, for Hortenso
Beauharnais was not visited by thflui in
her retirement in Switzerland. Had tho
prospect of a court, with its splendid titles
and pp mages, anything to do with thii J
Were ihey bought on tluir men terms, as
Do Morney, Prcsigny, and St. Arnaud
were I By the way, we may ask why the
latter, who-o exorbitant and rapacious
m.it i,.,-.:i t rti . .,
maw it Was impossible to fill, was cot rid
, ... , , , . b
of in the Crimea I Had he important so-
crets iu his keeping which he threatened
to disclose J A splendid embassy to Bus
sia, and other equally great things in store
I enne !
How long is it to last ! Let inquiries
bo made and the truth broucht to lisht:
f or, at all events, tho mystery clcarod up,
ono way or tho other. If it be really
1 true that tho present Emperor of tho
French bo no ojher than Lyman Cloflin
, Bowen, tho Yankee, then tho sooner the
French kuow it, the better. Had he dis-
played tho slightest disposition to aid tho
progress of liberty out sympathies would
have gone with him, Yankee or no Yan.
kee prcteudcr or no pretender. As it
is, wo watch his orecr with interest and
curiosity, hut without sympathy for the
man, or respect for his antecedents.
1 '1'nesi slow that povcr-
soon o1'0!168 nor'
Ncxt t0 m ,ncn3s' 1 lov0 m3 onemies,
fir fom them I first hear my faults,
TLo w"rld makrs 118 '""s, but soli-
tudo makes us thinkers.
j Lieutenant General Scott arrived
' : Washington on Saturd.y to arrange
mattCrs for tho bpring oamp'ai"n against
I n il.i t m .
tty-ll is BiU!uiar tuar, wueu unu) sro
" duf," their acceptors are mirr-.
Fpicy Correspondence. A True lVlfe.
Wo arc assured by a friend who is per
sonally cognizant of what ho states, that
tho following piquant oorrcspondenco is
gecuino. A gentleman, whoso business
calls lilm a good deal from homo, is accus
tomed to givo tho custody1 of I is correspon
dence to his wife, an intelligent lady, wha,
in obi'dleneo to insttuctions, opens all
letters that come in her husband's absence ;
answers such of them as she can, like a
conGdcntial clerk, and forwards tho rest
to her liege lord, at such places as ho may
have designated at his departure. During
a recent absence of bcr husband tho lady
received a letter, of which tho following
(omitting names, dates and places,) is a
tru eofy '.
My Dear SirI sitt a Gno picture of
you yesterday and fell In love with it, as
1 did witli llin original In W last
winter, when I saw you moro than an hour
though I suppose you did not see me
"mon so many. I fear yon will think mo
forward in thus addressing you: but I
ns ' are ilanasame ana brilliant. Pci-
trust, vnn nri ns nnnlrt nnn linsusrtfictinr
ns are i,n(ia0,lle
haps you would liko to know something
figure. I sin rather Klite, have bl-.ck
CJ'03, black hair and a dark com; lexi"n
'hat is, I am what is called a "brunette."
I om stopping for a few weeks with my
brotbcr.in.'la and sister , tWs town Jd
1 dcarlv wish vnn would meet mo thero
before I return td W-
f - ...
rate do not fail to write mo at least a fow
words to tell me whtthcr I shall ever sco
you again, and know you moro intimately.
Forgive my boldness and believe me,
Your friend .
To this letter the wife, who, by the bye,
has not the least kcSwlcdgc of tbe person
to whom she was writing, made the following
Maslamoisdlt, -T..ur lultur 01 tho
inat ) addressed to Mr. , was duly
, vrh? is my husband,
directed me, when he lelt home, some days
agi to pen all uis letters, and to answer
any of them that I conveniently could. As
you seem to be rather impatient, I will
answer your letter myself. I do not think
your discription of yourself will please Mr.
. I happen to know that ho dis
likes blaok eyes, and hates brunoltcs most
decidedly. It is quite true (as you tefni
lo suppose) th it ho judge's of woman as he
dues of horses ; but I do not think your
inventory of your ' points" is comploto
enough to bo satisfactory to him. i'ou
omit to mention your height, weight, wind.
I speed, and here tho word is i legible.
xamngyour cnarins at your own estimate,
I doubt whether they will prove sufficiently
altfactive to draw him so f r as U
merely for tho satisfaction of comparing
them with the schedule. You say you
trust my husband is "unsuspecting." I
think that is his nature, but yet be is used
to drawing inferences, which aro sometimes
as uukind as suspicious You say you oro
unmarried. My -advice to yotl is that you
marry s mebody, as soon as possible. In
most cases, 1 would not recommend haste ;
but in yours, 1 am convioced thero is truth
in the proverb which speaks of the danger
' of delay. Should you be so fortuialo as to
Uot a husband (wbiuh may God mercifully
grant limy optuion is that you will consider
i i u i
al)y woman, who should wnto him sucha
j Icticr as ibis of youis, iuiperlincut, and,
, perhaps, immodest.
I will deliver your note to Mr.
when he returns, and nlso a copy of my
reply which I am suro he will approve 1
am, with as, much respect ss you permit,
This was tho end of ihe correspondence;
Moral Young ladies who writeaffectinnato
letters tJ married men, should be careful
that the precious missives do not fall into'
tho hands of their spouses ; or tho amorous,
writers may chance to get "moro cuffs than
ZSr'Shame, shame 1' cried n bumpki i
orator at a parish meeting in the country,
'our clergyman pays no rate,' 'Yes ho
docs,' rejoined a wag. 'Yhav rate docs
he pay V inquired the other, 'Why, the
tsif Ah, me 1" said a pious lady, " our
minister was a very powerful preacher;
for tho short time ho ministered the Word
among us, he kicked three pulpits to pieces,
and banged the in'ards out of five bibles."
Iffl-Lightning never strikes but once io
tho samo placo; therefore, let the man
whoso first wife has been a good ono never
eaT "Do mako yourselves at home,
ladies," said a hostess lo hor visitors ono
day. "I a,m at hsiuo myself, and wUh
you all were."
EST "A-lass t a-lass I" exclaimed an old
bachelor, who wanted to marry, " Alts '
alas 1" he cried, after he had been married