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1 mirrr nl.l iipntli irinn of l llr ncni
n.T fell ir.t.i a ipwulaiun onu daW.
.h- J.fleieut creeds and shades of belief
...:. l.avPPxUted at various s!aes of the .
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ration came to the conclusion that the 8 'a' hn i-ejteieJingljr rough 'as thr-y stood at the time of the application
IVhacorian doctrine it nut an itratiot.al ! ! all I e d. . If he is to nXrace jou.be jof the doctrine. To deny (..h.s is to fall
one after all. He arguod iu this wise.ji!l sl"'- ite very breath out of your j back upon the Proviso in one of us cor
The followers of Pythagoras believed that ' body. " -hn.e hand, he will j relat.ve forms. Il the .pint of the doctrine
the souls of all sorts of animal, while they Jou a SriP BS " mike ou ,uf "on "vent.on pervades our legislation
, ,K.,. i.li.i ihoirdeaih. mlt with pain, and almost imagine thut j in this mstance-if (he people of the ter-
...,.. in their stle of Iranmisrat ion.
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tnuiiy ol llie cna racier :su-s wcrewitn iiu-v
cre dtslinguUht din their f..rmcr shape.'
Th is - th'rat hi-h is rati -hi "tiawin'
of the characteristics werewith luev
.'iil. your premises, fim-l probably, in bis
human shape, have been a uouse-jreaker ;
tin cat, that spits.cute: wauls and scratches,
r-i-i-.t h ive bi-eu a termagaiit woman ; and
lite ass, that submits to the lash, and car
f i-a burJens, one of the su!ij-;cts of a des
potic government. So, again : a dandy,
who smells of musk, gives pretty good ev
nleftce cf having formerly been pole-
eat ; a great talker, ol having once been a
parrot; and a keen money broker. f)f "'oeis. mu,i sureiy, in a lormer state, : i ,
having prowled .bout, seeking whom and he been no other than gay butterflies, do give it a specious support, that they
what he may devour, iu the share of a llwt ''P0'1 f,,r a s"' ? "hen h"te to apply every lubseqwut
ihark I disappeared from the w orld. j artifice and scheme w hich their fertile fan-
This notion of Pythagoras might be car-! Tbe cunninS peculator, who is ever : cies can contrive, to defeat the same popti
ried o-Jt, and applted to the characters of, busy in looIiin' out ,or bargains, and con- , !ar will which they cfTert to support. If
the beings around us, whether brute or ; s,aul!-v endeavoring to overreach others in ; the sentiments of the poeple of New Mexico
human. Ilesides, to do so, would alRird the way ormde, what is he but some vil- jand Utah, as they are now situated, and
work for the fancy, and exercise for the old fox, who having cast his skin.jafter every effort of propagandism has
imagination. We could never, for instance. s":l re,ains tl,e P'ipal characteristics ioeen exhausted, are lo be the criterion ofj
stumble over a tat porkec. in the course of , whereby he was distinguished in his for- legislation, or a rule upon the parties to
our rambles, but we should forthwith think t mct shaPe ? ,ho exittinS '.
nf an alderman. Every fly we beheld.' Slanderers, il is natural to suppose, were lever secure from the establishment of an,
roaming from one ihing lo another, nni j formerly toads, who, having ceased to j institution, which they abhor and depre.
detV.in "whatever it touches, would remind is.'t ,,,tjir vonnm in ons way, have taken ;cate. If lhodoctr;ne ol non-.nttrvention
us of abbenine. In every poor old horse, ui,on ll'e,n ,be improved method ol venting ; means anything, as applicable to a lerrito
f.,r.. c.f nn the hi.-hw.-iw lo he. we !
w w" " " J
a.hiiiM imnninA u- snw a faithful DubllC .
i,ku .b,. nrim r.i I,: '
life in the service of his country, and is :aers, delighting in bloodshed merely for
thrust out, at last, to perish with poverty Woodshed's sake ; the same as they did
and neglect. j whrn ,!ad f,,uf
We see strutting along, a mignincent w might go on, ad libitum, to enume
rooster, looking as if he could crow us ' rale parallels ; but what have been in
lustily as Chapman over a political victory. 'nd way serve to show that they who
Mis feathers are slfek and fine, presenting, I bounce the doctrine of Pythagoras as rt-
k mnvo. .n.i.t. .inis. diculous, ouuht not to be loo confident in
.V,r him .ro'.u.idrv feminine scimen. t
,.f the same rrenus. tow homers showing
his proud coat, and paying assiduous at -
teniion. It requires no great stretch of t
imagination to fancy that he was some fa- '
nous gallant, perhaps the Earl of Roches
I t or King George the Fourth, when a I
biped without feathers."
Just opposite, is a squad cf lhe canine
rnecies. Among the rest is a little dog,
with his ears p.-icaed up.and iiis tail cocked
lo the highest point. He is bristling about,
iiitr'.ing at, and endeavoring to pick a
quarrel with a larger animal, who seems
to lake no notice of him. I it not ex
tremely probable that this troublesome
whiffet was once a little peppery assembly
niin or Congressman, who was fond of at
tracting notice by assailing his betters ;
and that the noble dog beside him was a
member of the fame body, but with too
much sense and character to take notice of
him? There, too, is a smart, active little
terrier, and one who is death on rats, and
such sort of vermin. He is a keen fellow
on the scent, and woe o them if they come
within reach cf his paw. When clad in
human flesh, may T.e not have belonged to
n race almost extinct, vir : an honest and
vigilant thief-taker I
Did you ever see a peacock ia a (arm
yard T Bless our stars ! how he spreads
himself. What pains he takes to exhibit
his gay feathers. He is particularly fond
of exhibiting himself to the people; and
will strut, for half a day at a time, just in
front of the house, where the inmates can
not well help seeing him. In his former
state of existence, ha must have been a
beau of tbe first wcter nothing less, per
haps, than an ancestor of ., or of .
Again dear reader, did you ever see an
old hen that had but cne chick that was
constantly loilinrz. and clucking, and
scratching, and making as much ado as if
lie had a large brood nd all for the
sake of this single fledgliSg This ma
tronly old hea must have U me fond
mother, who labored and bus.' day and
iHght, to get tn2bw tjie whe.-j1' t0
support perhaps to supply the profligacy
and dissipation of nn only son, and a
As il is curious nn the Pylhafionan
priricVit t j trace out the forn.or c niiti"ti
of the various brute species, so it is no less
' A little way otfis a lady of a fair c.xier-
Hit voire is soft an 1 uititic ; Iter
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words are mouth and fluttering ; and she
! stems to tie an!C-!i But wait a minuie.
eyes begin to flish her face reddens
! jtrusa,.in ; a fury fie js jn. She
i,0ftrs '''' husband and ever) body about
hf r, and seems now a very devil iu petti-
coats. She n:u?t have been, formerly,
'some sleek talihy-cat, who would pur, and
' pur, and pur around you, pleased with the
h""J ll,:,t 1J and atrked ; until
Uncinjl lo ruli the hair the wrong way,
s! t! M uu!J J""-'? Hy in a rae, and spi:,
our f'n",s Bre
in a vice, hit never
sreuks without a crow I. In a word, i
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lKther in conversation or in act,,,., he is ;
'c very antipodes of politeness and con-I
sUi rati' m. it requires na stretcn oi lanoy
to presume that in his former state of ex-
istenee, he was a bear. The traces of his
origin s'.i'I rem iin,like some InJi in mounds
or traditionary relics, remarkable for their
The ladies that flutter iu the streets of i
populous cities, spending a gn at part of to 'he voice of California. We fear great
every fair day displaing their beauties ly. however, that the Southern politicians
to the sun, and diizt'ing the eyes of be- j refu-e to recognize this feature of the
1.1 a t ! I
False friends are but snakes, in a diffTe-
rent dress ; and many conquerors are ti-1
their own belief. Our present belief is,
i'hal, as the bell is ringing, we will dose ,
chapter, and go to
roa nil ttnisBtao cmboiiclb.
BV JAMES HUMES.
Can it he said that in Columbia's land,
A man is found, who hates that all are free
A hind whose ruunin would bet flag destroy,
A o back the root of Liberty's fair tree?
Destroy a bnildins lhat our allien reared
At cost of blood, of treasure, and of pain, !
And drag a portion to tbe North and South, j
As if divided it could stand again!
Destroy a paper oa which names atand out.
Like his of Carrolton. aud Hancock, bright
As if the Sun had tinned them with bis beams.
To last till ha aimself should set In night!
Destroy tbe only model that exista
To mould the' world to freedom once apain. '
And drive the silly notion from the earth
That God bath licensed some to rule ot rclga f
Methinks the brare of Lcxinirbm would rise
In blood, as erst they fell, and sword in hand1
Cnite with those who died at Bunker Hill
To urire the Traitors from our happy land ;
AnJ eren Arnold, from his lonely graTe
In Potters-field, would rise, beyond the see.
And cry, " If lore of Liberty you lack.
At least be warned by what you see in me t"
SO April, 1S50.
The True Non-intervention.
One of the main tendencies.if not objects,
of the Compromise bill now before the
Senate; is to defeat the practical results of
the doctrine of non-intervention. This is
clearly revealed in tbe remarks of Mr.
McMullin, of Virginia, in the House, on
Saturday. That gentleman said : " Dis
guise it as you may, those who vote for
the admission of California, in advance of
the oiher question, might as well face the
music and gallop to the tune of the Wilmot
Proviso, for the result will be the admission
trt New Mexico and Utah as free Slates
they following the example of California,
and excluding slavery.' We have, in
these few , remarks, tbe whole secret of
what little support tbe Compromise finds
among -the Southern delegation. There
is, too evidently, a dread that the citizens
of New Mexico and I'tih, il left to them
selves, will unanimously ace'aim agnins:
the institution of sluvery ; and just asevi
dt tit nn anticipation, that, by the protract
cd postponement of l he admission of Culi -
fornia, unlit the slavery agitation can hi
adjusted, nn excellent pportunity will he
iilfordi d t slaveholders to introduce th ir
, proi ( riv, in defiance of the wishes of a vast
i mrioriiy oi the sei.t f. V e have :ha sen -
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! linienls of the pccple of Ac Mexico and
; Utah oo this subject : but these sentiments
i "ill he unavailing and powerless, in il.ei
j out nf lliR passage of this bill
; idea of iioi.-ifitorvei.lion is a perfect sub
mission of aii domestic questions lo the
people. This iu a will he totally defeated,
if slavery in advance is furt.ished with
jsuch facilities, as the inisdious approaches
1 of its advocates can turn to its permanent
( and irreversible establishment- Non-.n
tervention, if at all a plausible doctrine,
;nrplU. to Icrntor.es with as n.ucii force
as to State; and. of course, to Jerrilorifs, :
ruor ics are rrauy not inierior in point oi
rinht and popular government to those of I
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the States-if they are allowed to fashion ;
their domestic institutions according toj
j mt-ir own vit-ivs ui cah.lih.iiu mru i inc
I doctrine of non-intervention practically
'equivalent to that of the Proviso. The j
citizens of New Mexico and L'tuh have
unequivocally demonstrated their position;
and the same re spect should be paid to their
scntmietits, as is now, on a.i nanus, paid
nnn.inlarticnliiin rji!iri rm toaf if t ri n
r.a. cu.iu.iiu.,, u ... u...t u.
the territories have precisely the same,
power over their internal nltCirs.
nflcirs, as the
citizens of regularly constituted States. If
the questions agitating the cotintry cm j
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way-if lhe people will be allowed lo act
and speak lor themselves ,n their sovereign
capacity, then neither we. nor any other
person, can find any objection to the policy
of non-interven.i -n, although we may still j
tcontend for the power of Congress to leKis
late for the territories, in all cases,
! power is the most conservative and coun-jwhat they mean. Ihousands have not
itervailing that can be employed against; et learned the alphabet of the skies. But
!ihe schemes of those who affect to reach listen, while I explain the language of a
jthc samcobjecls by a different process of.
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legislation, or rather by relraining Irom a!!
If all these questions were moral or so-
cial merely, they might be adjusted satis-
jfactorily to all parties, in a very short
time. The whole difficulty is found in
liheir political characteristics. It will
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suiliwiy uc t.uililiivcit,.u, (link iiiir tunc til i
public opinion is decidedly adverse to the
extenlion and perpetuation of slavery, and
that this feeling is not confined to the
Northern section of our Confederation, but
is even more active in the South, where its
evils are directly and personally experi
enced. We know of no Statesman, or
even politician, from the North, who ad
vocates any policy, which he is not
prepared to prove to be, in the end,
utterly opposed to lhe extension of slavery.
With them, it is a question of means, not
of principle. Any other position would be
fatal to the prospects ol a political aspirant
of either party !
Il the debates in Congress, and the arti
cles of the Southern papers, prove any
thing, they evince a decided determination,
on the part of the Southern politicans, not
the people, to preserve the equlibrum be
tween the slave-holding and non-slavehold-
ine States. This is the scheme we have
to oppose" combination for p-ilitical pur
poses, which would misconstrue the very
objects of our Union of States, and" force
upon the citizens of provinces, not yet en
titled lo all the immunties of States, or even
territories, an institution repugnant to
every feeling of nature and policy. It is,
really, w question of Frovisoism or non
intervention. It is a problem or govern
ment, of humanity, of justice, of every
passion and emotion, which dignifies and
enobles human nature. As such it will
ultimately be regarded, despite snerrs and
obstacle. Phila. "Time: June II. .
THE NEW BOOK.
"Another nevv thiti,, Cecil !'
Tlut is riIif. uncle ! thut is right ! I
do love ! hear you say. Another new
thing ! lhw 'jfJ the ne.v thing that you
j are going to tell me ol ?
j Only a'irmt five or sis thousand years."
'"Five or six thousand" years! and yet
j ou rail it new ! '
j 1 1'?, Cecil ; I rail it now on account of
, ihe m;w purpose to w hic.i you are to applv
' . 'ni. .l i. . . i
. it. I lie nr-w thing you are nbout to hear
i of 1 shall call a new book, and you must
learn to read it.''
'Hut has il any pictures iu it V
4 Pictures ! It has nothing but pictures
in it ! Some of these nre grave, some fear
ful, some beautiful, and others so transpor
ting that you can not look at them without
the tears coming into your eyes iu a mo
mem.'' Show it ir.e. uncle! show il me ! Are
there many pictures in it ?"
It is made up of pictures thousands
of pictures; and then they are so large I"
"Thousands of large pictures ! Oh, let
us have the bonk spread out on the great
round table. I see we shall have a fine
treat. The book 1 the book, uncle ! The
new book !"
"As to spreading out the new bock on
(he great round lahle that will be impossi-
ble ; (or it is lar too large lor any tabie to
"I never heard of such a thing ! A book
mrgcr umu git.., ..u.u ,uub .
must be a curiosity ! We will open it then
on the parlor floor."
"The parlor floor is not half big
"Uncle, you astonish me! But we must
have the book opened, however big it may
be ; we shall have room for it on the lawn,
I am sure."
"Not so, Cecil ; for the book of which
I have been speaking isj bigger than the
"What! bigger than the world ! Now,
uncle, how can you possibly make it out
that this new book, let it be what it will.is
bigger than the world T"
"I think you will admit that it is so,
when I tell you that the new book is tub
skt, and lhat the pictures are the heavenly
bodies and the beautifulclouds w hich adorn
The sky ! Put why should you call it
a book T A book is to be read, and how
can we read the sky V
"With a little instruction, I trust you
will be able to read it very well. You have
heard of the two great bonks cl our heev-
enly raiher-the Kevelat.on and that of)
C.cat.on. ijw, if creation be called a
book, why should I not cull the sky a book,
if I find tht it sets forth much of our great
f rnalne ta- . ii.lt I n m n Kfo fr rpnnr !
"Ob.how I should like to bo able to read ,
v u i r.i. l f !
the book orthe sky. I
"Astronomers read the book of the sky, j
philosophers read it. and why should not ,
Christian. ? . et among the thonsands who ,
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book, how few are there who comprehend
few of these pictures; for God speaks by
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em to uV.u
Vi hen we see, above our heads at nicnt,
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the great book of the sky opened, and the j
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glowing picture of the stars spread out be
fore us it is as though God was manifest
ing his wisdom, power, and goodness to us:
and the lahgwge ol me picture is, ntneze
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ma. ' '
'I knew you would make itjeome right."
'When tempest is abroad, and the big,
black clouds hang heavy in the air when
the forked lightnings flash to and fro, and
the bursting thunder seems to shake the
solid earth and the heavens when the
rain comes down like a deluge ! what says
the awful picture of the skies ? ft says, as
distinctly as if the voice of the Holy One
was heard, 'Fear me I" ''
That is an awful picture ! I seem to
understand all that you mean, now, uncle.''
When the storm has passed by, and the
rain has subsided1 when the heavens are
lit up on one side by lhe glorious sun, and
spanned on the other by the glowing rain
bow, the picture of the sky appeals to eve
ry eye and heart. God speaks through it,
and his langunge is; Trutt me ." '
'Bettc.- and better ! I do see that you
may really read the pictnres in lhe sky.''
MV'hen lhe heavens'abovo are clear.and
bright, and blue, and peaceful ; end when
the piled-un snowy clouds with their sunlit
edges ore still when lhe vault above is so
beautifully tranquil that your spirit feels
expanding with joy and thankfulness; again
it appears as if God were speaking.and the
language of the picture of the new book is,
"You should have been or painter, un
When tho rising sun is gilding the fir
mament with glory, and when his setting
beams are mingling purple, azure, and
crimson, with a flood, nay a sea of molten
gold; we look at flt picture with aston
ishment and admiration, and though half
blinded by our tears we are s:ul able to
read what is written in the picture before
u?. Hardly could the Lord of heaven and
earlh utlcr more distinctly ibe expression,
'Ptalsf me "
You make the meaning of every pic
ture so plain, thai it must be just as you
"I have now explained the lanuige of
a few pictures in the new book ; but some
times the nictures so miole what is strik-
ing.awful, convincing, beautiful, and trans
porting.that one t hing at a time is not enough
to satisly us, and we are compehed to be
lieve, fear, trusr, love and praise him alto
uelher." "Well! I did notexpect,unc!e,when you
called out to me, 'Another new thing, Ce
cil! another new thing!' lhat il would turn
out to be what it is. At first, after you
talked or thousands of large picture?,' I
felt disappointed to find that it was the sky
ou meant; but you have satistiea me.
The sky is a new book to me now, and I
shall do my best to learn to read it, and to
understand as many of the pictures in it as
I can." ,
from Swtain't Union Magazitu.
A Sabbath Thought
BY J. II. EIXBV.
Another Sabbath davn all calm and bright
Are earth and kT, and Pi-ace nn now-hitc winl
Floats duwn, and by her mint-like Influi-noc bringl
To haltowi-d rest th tinn and fear or night.
Hushing our hfaru In uniMn with Litrlit,
And Lore, and llxppincM, till tbe spirit spring
In duration to the Kintr of kins.
lis Father and it-t Ood. fur lleitt and Light :
Itest from the toil and cares of dolly life.
Light from the Spirit and Ilia written will
A day when we may pause from earthly strife.
And gain a sense of blessedness to fill
Our heart with praise, for means and mercies siren.
Here to prepare our souls for endless lif-'in Hea.tn.
From Graham'M Magazine.
Sermons and Preachers.
If the mechanical moralists arc to be
judged by their effects by their capacity
ln rtr, hB thino- lhe attemnt and. thus
judged.have terrible sins of omission resting I but as ineffectually as before. The dark-
on their work, what shall we say of thejness of the rrght agnin hid him from
mechanical theolngians ? There is against their view, and none believed that he could
each of the three liberal professions time- , Jrvive the long and chilling straggle. On j
honored jest, adopted by "eentle dullness" j Wednesday morning, however, the watch- j
all over the world.and from its universality ers on the bank again found t.V noble aai-
almost worthy of a place in Ougald Stew
art's "fundamental principles of human
belief." The point of these venerable face
tiae consists in associating law with chicane,
medicine with homicide.and preaching with :
Dr. Young's "tired nature's sweet restorer, j
balmy sleep." A joke which seems to be i
thus endorsed by the human race, carries '
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, "m ,.. .bp
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8UDject oi ineoiogy, wunoui a preliminary j ier, succeeaeu in turning nun tow iras ine
remark on the question of dulncss. Sin is . island which, with great difficulty, he sue
sarcastic, sin is impassioned, sin is sentim-1 cecded in reaching. So soon as he saw
Antcl c-i rcninntinrr. cm swai'i'prs in -
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rhetoric most gorgeous trappings, and .
revels in fancy's most enticing images; and
w.der Jeremv !
Willie II uiusi-n its iiiu iL
'T . ....1 nl ciKMt, smm' V Will
1 Uy IUI a W UUt I "I U VI v. . t J - .
Dr-Owen's "continent of mud," is not with-;
cut its benumbing cfTect upon the preacher, j
lor bodies of men commonly understand
the arl of adapting their conduct to the
! public impression of their character, and ;
v ' , i
ar . arj. . -rovide stimuI.nls when rea-
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1 !.. . DAnAa,hM I ho truth lu
UUrS OIHV t.lUCl.1 auUUI IIH... aaw .au... w :
v e3pect soporifics, lhe trutn is
that sermons nre not dull as sermons, but j
because the scrmonizer is weak i-f so'j'T." No ;
. 1. - . C InlA.in. V. on nf a- I
man wiui a visiuu ui ura ni cim. u.-..
and power of spiritual truths no man ,
1 I j
wnom tnose trums K.nu.e aim uum.uic
man who is trulv alive in heart and brain,
and speaks cf what he has vitally concei-j
ved, can ever be dull in the expression of
what is the very substance and doctrine ofj
life. Th" difficulty is that clergymen nrei
ant to fall into mechanical habits of think
ing,t hen ideas gradually fade into opinions,
truths dwindle into truisms, a fine dust is
subtly :nsinuated into the vitalities of their
bcinj, the holy passion with which their
thoughts once gushed out subsides, "good
common sense" succeeds to rapture ; and
thus many an inspiring teacher, originally
a conductor of heaven's lightning.and exul
ting in the consciousness of the immortal
life beating and burning within him, has
lapsed into a theological drudge, dull in his
sermons because dull in his conceptions,
neitl er alive himself nof imparting life to
others. This decay often occurs in consci
entious and religious men, who sufficiently
bewail the torpor of soul which compels
them to substitute phrases for reaiiiies, and j
to whom this mental death, as they feel it
stealing over them, is at once a spell and a
torment. The clergyman, who does not
keep his mind biight and keen by constant
communion with religious ideas, is sure to
di ) of utter weariness of existence. He has
once caught a view of the promised land
from the Pisnah height of contemplation
wo unto him if it "fades into the light of
Edwin W.llutter, recently a Democra
tic Ediior, has been licensed to preach by
the German Lutheran Synod,
The Great Swimmer,
We do not know that we have ever, ei
ther heard or read, of a more singular in
stance of strenyh and endurance in a horse,
than is eviJenced in the following incidrnt
furnished us hy our friend, Capt. W'm. A
Stephenson, of this county. In January
las!, Capt. Stephenson started South with
a drove ol mules anil horses, and peered -
ed with them as far as the junction of the
j Big Warrior and Littte Warrior Uiver,'
j where they form Black Warior, in Count j
j county, Ala. Here he leuad the bridge
across Big Warrior lhe usuiil crossing;
place had bten swept away by lhe highjc'pal Surgeon of the expedition,
waters, and the ferry boat entirely too
small and frail to entry his block over in
safety. Heat once determined to swim
them across as the only means left of ena
bling him to proceed with them promptly
to his dc'Crmination.and they were accord
ingly driven into the curient. and started
across the river. With great difficulty they
landed safe, with the exception of a lar;e
chestnut sorrel, who probably entering the
atrenm Inn low. wa .went crnduilv down
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bv the force of the current till its depth
and rapidity, and the deepness of the river I
bank rendered it impossible to get him out.
Capt. Stephenson followed him along the
bank for several miles, from half-pas: two
o'clock Monday afternoon, until late at i was urgeon ot ine American Legation
night, when it became too dark to see him, ; 10 Chi". anJ oa hi ay to ,be Celestial ;
the horse still swimming against the current, I regions, bespent some weeks on a foot
and breasting its whole force with the most tramP through tbe orange groves of Bratil.
determined resolution. On Tuesdav.Capl. j anJ abo;it a monlh in ,!8er huo'ing near
Sicvenson ofTercd a reward to any one Bombay. Hence.after a dozen uncuccess-
who would cet him out alive : a number ofl
the neighbors watched the gallant swimmer,
but without being able to make any suc
cessful attempt towards his rescue. Seve
ral times he m ula towards the bank, but
its rocky steepness prevented his getting a
foothold and sent him back U buffet vainly
against the sweeping current. At one lime:
a heavy piece of Coating drift wood struck t
his hack, and even with this heavv burden !
on him. he struimled uoward es bravelv i
mat, some miles lower down stili with his
head..,, stream, and bn-W contendins
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with the cold and powerful curreut. Thro''
alt that day -he maintained hii position
against the stream, though still carried fur-
iher down every hour until towards night,
he neared a temporary island formed bv a
sluce running over the lower grounds d-
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lum er.f.li InnHoil Air PnrUr nrrwnrprl r
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halter, and at great persona! hazard, about
8 o'clock Wednesday night, waded through
M( b lhe brush
.nd. rfira.nee of some 70 or 80 vards.
.auia. a.t.a.1-. .w ...... .... -
ft-nm .-hitnv hn rwn retllrnpil tlri h the
gallant "swimmer," safely and successful
y, chilled, wearied, and worn down with
the long struggle from MonJay afternoon
at 2J o'clock, till Wednesday night at S
o'clock: he was hardly able to walk, bu j
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the kind care and attention c
cf Mr. Porter,
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ri flirt prMlrcO n I n iw wpeL'.
in inc course ol a lew weens, nas pertectiy
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restored him to his wonted energy anJ life,
Fifty-three hours constant str jggling,nic!it
n.l !".. ...in.' - ii ! ' 1 n eiifppnl rf '
cnu ou,,,. ... o-...... (
such a stream as Black Warrior, without i
ur mi,. " -..c..p..
and endurance which we have never be-j
fore known.and which a Williamson horse,
like "Swimmer.'' we presume, could alone
perform. The fact that it was done is in-
Capt. Stephenson, the owner of the
horse, is well known amongst us as a gen
tleman of correctness and integrity, whose
statements are both truthful and reliable.
Besides this, the fact is still further con
firmed by Mr. Porter. Mr. Alexander, Mr.
Gnldsby, Csq. Iluffstuttle, and a number
of other gentlemen of that neighborhood,
all of the highest respectability, and eye
witnesses to the scene. We challenge ei
ther history or personal experience, else
where, to beat iu Capt. Stephenson rode
the horse cn his return home, swimming
several streams with him, and he is now
sound and well, and in as thriving condi
tion as ever, though the mark of the heavy
drift wood on his back, and lhe scars on
his knees from his repeated florts to climb
the river bank, still remain to prove bis
power of endurance, and riar!t his feat as
one unequalled by his kind. .Franklin
Western Weekly Review.
" A certain degree of outward prosper
ity is indispensable to moral culture. It
is vain to expect that lhe hungry find the
naked will appreciate the highest while the
lowest is unpro7iJed for.''
Merit is like the crimson blush on
maiden's cheek for the more yoii strive
to conceal it, the more discernible it is.
Aa Interesting NairaUre.
Our readers have alpar1 been apprioV
that an Arlic Expedition, intended to search
fir the missing Sir John Franklin, has.
been fit'sd out by the munificence of Mr.
Grinm ll, a New i'ork merchant, and waa.
starred under the atnpiec of the General
! tiovemnient ; which, by authority of Loo-,
; Jtress, has consented that the ofiicersof oor.
I Navy shall lead the daring enterprise-.
Among these effleer. ve oosenre the
name of Surgeon El is ha K. Kane, son ot
Jot.n uane. nuii cuy, wno vo,.
I lln'r.rtirl f- - 1 1 , .rwiek mlA ia nsiw n.ilu ,
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the atirio'jncem?nt of his name amoni! lha.
officers, with surprise. lis has long been.
sufTeriug from a combination of infirmities.:
the result of a series of adventures, such
few men living have undergone, and such
as still fewer would voluntarily embark in :
I 'jt ' pure love of dancer, and the spirit.
ot seeing t.'.e wonders ami ine peculiarities .
of other parts of the ('lobe. Having en-
j)"ed lhe acquaintance of this brave young
e le lo State what follows of ,
' ",9 career.
even if we should use that
which was communicated to us in semi
confidential intervals. No American of
his age, has ever seen so much of lhe .
perils of the world, or of the world itself.
' """"P's ' amuggie nimsen in ine ior
bidden lands ol China, he went over to the -Philippines,
and by the aid of the good.
Monks i f the interior of Manilla, explored
its fastnesses and volcanic wonders. H
was the first man to desend into the great,
crater of the Tael, lowered down .two bun-.-
dred feel over the brink, by a bamboo rope
l'pd aro,,,ld his middle, and brought back ,
a bott!e ,u!l of "s 9ulPher walers- borning
oWhli bocts t!i Ia cinders. Leaving
Ch'na 6fler 8 sec0Bd ,sl1' 10 hich 08
encountered sh.pwreck, he passed to India
" phy-" of the Dremendhar Dagore.,
and was Planquined for some three month-,
throu!5b the wonoers of :ts mountain arch-.
,,ccture' ,he aRC,ei!t 6'"es of Candy, the
naoa passes oi me onani country.
""5 -iaaras, unuiawrrjr. -uu cvrrjr
spot that we have read of in lhe trial of
Warren Hastings. Next, to Upper Egypt,
and Abyssinia, crossing the desert on hia
camel to lhe basis of Jupiter Amnion,
climbing at break-neck risk to the top
stone of :ha sounding Colossus ofTJemnon,
and exploring Inc tomes or tim- r--
for a fortnight or thres weeks, with Prof.,
Lesius and his associates. Wrecked again
while passing down the Nile, and wounded
in an encounter near Alexandria, he pash-.
ed across to Greece, and trnverssd every
scene of classic interest, climbing to the .
Hippocrene Spring, and sleeping on the
shore of Marathon. He returned ty Italy.
France, and EnjjTcfiJ, only to rest a few -weeks
before a cruise on the coast of
Alrica. Kenewing here some acquaintan
ces which had been fornr.ed in Brazil, lie .
ras allowed to inspect the entire machine
ry cf the slave trade, and to pass up into
I the interior, under the firman of JJesouza,
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of the slave makinr; districts and the Bra
zilian carrieis. The coast fever was hia
pay for this trip, and he wessent home by
Cotnrwd'jrc Pead, invalided. Imperfectly
i paichni up from the c fleets of this visitation,
! I.A f.t.aa.a-.Aaer1 tf9 n ni-. WllK tlP? RrfflV
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m Mexico, and was ordered, wiih dispatch-.
nn n ,r-vA rn,hrnh ,he coun.
v as a uu a - j .... &
try otir troops had left, to overtake Gen. a
Scott. Availing himself, at Perote.ofa
miscreant escort of jail birds, that General
Worth had employed as a spy company,
be got into a series T figr;!?, ia lh"v test ol
which he received the swords of Generals
j Ganna and Torrejon, and had his horse
kilted under him, end was himself despe -ratcly
wounded, while protecting tlje live
of bis prisoners against his own P!en.
Since then he has been cruizing, and prac
tising hydrography on the coast survey,
up to lhe moment of receivi.i" Jiis tele- ,
graphic despatch, accepting hia urgent
proffer of services f?r the Arctic Expedi-
tion. He had the rice fever iartie .Cwftfta
river, the plague in Egypt, ths yellow fe-
ver at Rio, the cfingrstive at Puebla, and
the African fever cn the coast. These,
and wounds, and an organic disease of the
heart, which he has had from boyhood,
have been his preparations for the hazard
he is encountering tlo. . ,
Altogether, "his history is eventful and
thrilling fur so young a man, and induces
us cordially to hope lhat he may return froot"
his last adven'ura with nev honors and a
restored contiitulion. Pennsylvanian.
A new Article. Mantel made of enam
eled cast iron and stained glass, being per
fect imitation of the marble mantle now
in use. even more beautiful anJ durable '
and costing from 820 lo 150. according t
to style and ornament, are coming qm'e