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73R. 11C. ZEINICLEIr, -
PUYSICIAN AND bURGEON—Ojic
0/ain street, near the Pest Office. Duct ? 11.
will give ma..particular attention to Suffield
diseases, and diseases of women and children.
tie wilt also give his attention every Saturday
mor..ing, in his office, gratis, from 11 to 1•2 o'•
cio;:a, to surgical cases among the poor.
January 22, 1851. '
it. I. C. ZOOMS,
WILL perform all
operations-, upon the
Teeth tbat arc requi
red for their pruservutton, such as Scaling,Filing,
,&c, or will restore the loss of them,
by itiserting,Artificial 'Peeth, from a single tooth
to a full sett.fit...7 - Office on Pitt street, rt few
oors south of the Railroad. Hotel. Or. L. is ab
out* the last ton' days of evem• month. •
succeeded Dr. Liplie, formerly practising phy
sician of this place, solicits the patronage of the
friends of his pre-decessm, and shall be happy
to wait' upon all who may favor hint with a coll.
n0v13.1 m F. .111.11,1,1112, 111. D.
Practice of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics
Drs. A. fl. A: J. STAYBIAN, respec•tufly
announce to the citizens ol Carlisle and vicinity
that thdy have.taken-the office recently occu
pied by Dr. Smith, in Snodgrass "s Row, and
wilt be happy to attend to all who may favor
them with 'a call-in the various branched - of
their profession. We are prepared to visit pa
tients in the country at any distance. Charges
"=. moderate. [ap9tf
'llll.. .1 . • W. IiEfIDEL, Surgeon Dentist
intbrins his former patrons that ho has re
amed to Carlisle, and will be glad to attend to
all eallo'm the line of his profession. loet3l
DR. J. ILVUGIIMAN, informs his friends
and the public, that lie will continue to [wend
to all proleiiSional Calls, as heretofore, (nota•ith
stuathn reports to the contrary. OFFICE—
On East high street._ [mrifs,3in
wra. W. ,rEN.E.9.SM,
A, 'l' COB NE Y AT LAW, gill practice in
the several Courted Cumberland county.
OFFICE. in Main Street, in the room Conner
y occupied byL. G. Brandebury, E6(l.
St - IMMO SlEtarglir,
A vr0114,-'Y'' AT LAW. Has RE
-LA- MO Vlil) hisollice to Etcetera's Row, two
o,3rs Irmo Burkholder' Hotel. [tipr
us•ricE OF THE PEACE. 10,y
rice at Indresidenee, corner of Main seeet
and the Public Spare, opflosite 13erkholder's
Hotel. In addition to the duties of Justice of
the Peace, will attend to all kinds of writing,
ai deeds, b)ndsonortgages, indentures,
articles of agreement, notes, &c.
Cat lisle, an 8'49. .
crash Drugs, Medicines, Ste. &c.
phis and New York very extensive
4,- additions to my former stock, umbra
cing nearly every article of Medicine
.now in use, together with Paints,
• Oils, arnishes, Turpentine, Perfumery, Soaps,
Stunery, Fine Cutlery - , - Fishing- Tacit le,—
ot almost every description, oim an
endless variety of other articles, which I tint
ternimed to se:l at the veer' LOWEST prices.
All Physmand, Country Merchants, Pedlars
her,r 7 nrer-respeettulfy--recittesterfner-to
the OLD. STAND, as they may rest assured
that every article will be sold.of a good quality,
and upomeasonable terms.
Main street. Carlisle.
Plainfield Classical Academy,
F . JUR 311 LES WEST SE CARLISLE.
The Tenth Session will ?ommence on .110✓1
LAY, Y .51h, 1851.
rAI:113 Institution has been established near
ly dive years, during which tune such ad
ditions and improvements have tic`mi made as
to render ti eau of tiro must FL/Mille feud and
e• .lIV in the State.
Lr rc..; trd to healitifulness it may be men
tioned runt no case of . ..serious sickness has oc
curred in the institution since it was founded.—•
Its mural purity is attested, by the fact that
depraved associates, seenes'of vice, and resorts
fir dtssipation have no exislenco in the neigh
rho course of instruction comprises all tl.e
branches required by the merchant, profession.'
al man or collegian., Also, modern languages,
vocal and instrumental music, &c.
It ds the deterintliation_ol the Proprietor that
the institution shall sustain the rqputation it has
already acquired for imparting thorough in
struction, and inculcating and establishing vir.
thous principles in the minds of dhe youth sub
mitted to his charge. '
7ensa (per S'essiort. Five . _Drenthe) 850 00.
For catalogues containing references, St.c.,
address R K BURNS,
' Principal and Proprietor,
Plainfield P. o.,'Cumbcrland County, Pa
Apia 2, 1851
limner HALL , ACADIVIIr
Three mileiTrest of Hatriskurg, Pa.
--THIS-Institution %valise Upon fer_the_receP
tion of Stodeniii, on MONDAY, the sth of
littsi, next. The :course of instruction' will
embrace. the various branches of a theroUgh
English Education, together with tiro • Latin,
Greek, French and German Languages, and
Yodel and Instrumental Music.
. Boarding Washing and tuition
in the Eng lish branches per see•
sion (5 months)
Latin or Greolr. '
French or Gorman-
.. For further information address
~niarchs,ly Principal, Ilarrithurg,:r
zuro S7s'Z'BN6' ACADMirir
THlS.lnstritptim will he open for the recep,-
lion of andante, on M ONDAY, the sth of
•May;',A:ll.tho.branches ela,sound English and
Classical 'Education willibe taught,and students
thoroughly qualified. for entering any.elaes to
College.•or (lurid for Vividness life. '1 here will
be two passions a year, the first commencing
on the First Monday in May,.and-lhe second
passion on the firet.liitenday in November, of
every' year, Circalars will be furnished on ap•
&kitties in person or by letters ndilressrcl to the
subsotiber at Nqwville. P; 0., Cumberland co.
Pa. • [papl y] %V R LINN.
TUE Comntissioners of Cumfferland county
deem it proper to inform the public, that the a II
ed uteatings of the Board of Commissioners swil
,be hold on thin sueond and fourth . Mondays of
each month, at which limo any persons haviug
huffiness with said Bard, will meet: them at
! noir 011ie° in Carlisle., •
" 03 ' •'WM.RILFY, Cl'lc.
c , AVE 11 . , 4 017112. Eartormarie
persona wishing to rescue their propar
, V ty from liro without thd aid of . ituturande
companion, ahould huvo their roofs covered witty,
liga,te's Patent Imitation Seale, 'or , Fire • and'
_irator Proof Paint. , A. Coral Well -covet ed -with
this article will last mach ',anger than the' roof
unpainted, arid will rainier it - entirely Fire and
%Valor Proof. This article ono by had cheap ni_
tho illirdivare Store of
15 - 1, 'rlii , ,R,l AL OlL4,..t.twa•ki freni,•coristiliit ;
Mid ly kept: an hand' ITTJI3I3AIt,D'S Drug
Biora: ,- , - • • ' tniurgAl
TIIETC ARE 'TWO THINGS; SAITH LORD BACON, WHICH MAKE A NATION-GREAT-AX't-
From on English .Ifagazine.
EVERY MAN MS OWN LIWYER.
FROM THE REMINISCENCES OF AE ATTORNEY
A smarter trader, a keener appreciator of
the tendencies to a rise or fall. in a .Colonial•
produce, sugar 6 more especially—than John
Linden, of Mincing Lane, it would - have been
difficult.to point out in the wide city of-Lon—
don. Ile was not so immensely rich as many
others engaged in the same merchant traffic
as himself; nothing at all like it indeed,' for I
dount f ticit he could at any time have been es
teemed worth more than from eighty to ninety
thousand pounds; but his transactions, altho'
limited in extent, when compared with those of
the mammoth colonial houses, almost always
returned more at less of profit; the result of
his , remnrkable keeoness and sagacity in scent
ing hurricanes,' black insurrections, and er
mencipation bills, whilst yet inappreciable, or
deemed afar off, by less sensitive organiza
At least, to this wonderful prescience of •fu
ture sugar-value, did Mr. Linden himself at
tribute his rise in the world, and gradual in
crease in rotundity, riches and respectability.
This constant success engendered, as it is too
apt to do, inordinate egotism, ,conceit, self
esteem, vanity.• There was scarce a social,
governmental, or economical problem which
he did not believe himself capable of solving,
as easy as he could eat his dinner whea hun
gry. Common-sense business habits—his fay.o
rite phrase—he believed to be quite • sufficient
elucidation of the most difficult question in
law, physic or divinity: -
The scienee.of law especially he held to be
an alphabet, which any man of common sense
and business habits, eould'as easily master as
- lie could count live on hie fingers. • lle drew
his own leases, examined the titles of some
house property he purchh.scd, and set his hand
-and-seal to the final deeds; guided only 1 1 y hie
With such a gentlemen the firm of Flint &
Sharp had only professional interviews, when
procrastinating or doubtful debtors required
44itit-he-sitotdd _put—on the -scre-A4-a.- process
which 1 have no doubt he would himself have
confidentially put but fo• the waste of valua
whichAeleg - sti weattl - necessarily
volve. Both Flint and myself, were, howev
er, privately intimate with hire—Flint more
especially, vim 1,,.a known hint from boyhood
—and we freqentlY dined with him on Sunday;
at his little box at Fulham.
Latterly, we had on these occasions met
there a IL•s. Arnold and her daughter Cathe
rine-L.an apparently amiable, -and certainly
very pr'etty and interesting young \ person, to
.whom Mr. Linden confidentially informed us,
his sun Tom had been some time engaged.
"I don't know much about her family," ob
served Mr. Linden one day, in the course of a
gossip at the office, "but she moves in very re
spectable society. Tom met her at the shades;
bat I do' know she has sot - nothing like thirty
thousand pounds in the funds. The instant I
-was informed how matters stood with the piing
folk, I, as ti matter of common-sense and bus
iness, asked the mother, Mrs. Arnold, for a
reference to her banker or solicitor—there be
ing no doubt that a woman and a minor Would
be in lawyers' leading strings—and she refer
red me to Meinirs. Dobson, of Chancery Lano.
You know the Dobsons
"Perfectly; what was.the reply?"
"That Catherine Arnold, when she came of
age—it wants but a very short time of that
now—would be entitled to the capital of -thir
ty-foui-thousand seven-hundred—pounds, be-.
queathed to her by an uncle, and now lodged
in the funds in the name of the trustees,—
Crowther & Jenkins, of Leadenhall street, by
whom the interest that sum was regularly
paid, half yearly, through the Mekisrs. 'Dob
son, for the maintenance and education of the
heiress. A•comemn-sense, butT'ness-like letter,
in every respect, rind extremely satisfactory;
and as soon as he pleases, after Catherine Ar
nold comes of age, and into actual possession
of her fortune, Tom can thew have her with
my fatherly blessing over the bargain."
I dined at Laurelyilla, Fulham, about two
menthl after thjh conversation,
and I found ourselves alone ever the desert—
the young people having gone out-for a stroll,
attracted-doubtless by the' gay aspect of the
Thames, which flows past the miniature ground
attached Lo the villa. Never had . l aces Mr.
Linden in so gay, to mirthful a mood. •
"Pass the decanter," he exclaimed, the
stant the cl3er had been closed uion Tons and'
his fiance. Pass the decanter,, Sharp I.
have good r,owa' for you, my boy . , now that .
they are gene."
"Indeed! what may the news be?" -
"Fill a hampe'r fin; .yourseli; and I'll give
you n toast.. ,llere""s to the health and proa
parity of the proprietor.of the jlolinford pro-
Krty—bonght it for fifty-six, thanmand-Pounds
of that yoimg seapegraroo and spentlthrift; .
-Palliser—liftoen thousand peunds less than' it
cost bin], with the outlay ho has made upon
Signed, sealed, deliyered, paid for yestorday:=
Ha! bat ho I Leave John Linden alone fora
hat'gain! ICY worth aevonty thousand pounds
if iC worth a shilling. -I say,''continued he;.
Lifter . a renewed spasm of optliertuft Wirth,
.t pot a word about it to . anybody--iniadl I
promised Pallister, who is quietly packing up
to be off to Italy, or Australia, 'or Constanii
npplO, or the deyil—ail of. them, perhaps, in
auctieSslou—*t ta; mention 'a - word atiant it
,JOHN r. LyNE
Each leaflet is a tiny scroll,
Inscribed with holy truth,
A lesson that around the heart
Should keep the 4w of youth;
Bright missiles from luigelie throngs
In every high-Fay left!
Bow were the earth of glory shorn,
Were it of flowers bereft!
They tremble on the Alpine heights,
The fissured reek they press,
The desert wild, with heat and sand,
Shares too their blessedness ;
And' wheresoever the weary heart
Tunis in its dim despair, ‘-`,
The meek eyed blossom upward looks,
Invlting it to prayer!
till he "was well off—you - understand?
ho!" again laughed Mr. Linden.— ;
"I Pity the poor creditors though, Bles i.
you! I shouldn't have had it at anything lik ;
the price, only for his knowing that I was not
likely to be running about exposing the affair,
by asking lawyers whothe.r an estate in a fain, -
ily's possession as this was in Dorsky's - fo.i
three hundred years, had a good title tw not.-4
§o be careful not to drop a word or n hint, e ,
lien to Tom, for my honor's, sake. A delicious,
bargain, and no mistake! Worth, if a penny,'
seventy thousand pounds. Ha! hal—ho!
" Then you have really parted with that e
normous amount of money without having,
had the title to the esstato professionally ex
"Title! fiddlestick! I looked over the
deeds myself. Besides, havu't I told youthe
ancestors of Durala3k, frdin whose executors
Palliator purchased the estate, were in posses
sion of it for centuries. What better title
than prescription can there be?" •
"That may ba . true enough," I said, "but
"I ought, you think, to. have risked losing
the bargain by delay, and have squandered
time and money upon fellows in horse-hair
wigs in orriertoimertain what I suffidiently
well know alr'eadY Tool! lam not in my
Tt was u less to 'argue with him ; besidea
the mischief, if mischief there Was, had been
done, and Sib not long delayed entralice of the
young couple necessitating a change of topic,
I innocently inquired what he- thought of the
Negro Emancipationl3.lll - which Mr. Stanley,
as the organ Of the ministry, hndintrodUned
few evenings previously, and was"rewardeAby
invective f' during a pause, in which burly-bur
ly of angry words, I eontrived to make my
"Crowthers & Jenkins !" exclaimed one
morning- gr. Flint,, looking tip from the
Times' newspaper he held in his hand.—
"Crowther & Jenkins! what is it we know a
bout Crowther & Jenkins?"
The question was addressed to me, and I
like my partner, could not lit the moment pre,
cisely recall why those names sounded upon
our ears witli a certain degree Of interest as
well as faMiliarity.
"Crowther & Jenkins I echoed. "True?
what do we know atalut Crowther & Jenkins;
Qh, 1 have it! they are the executors of a
will under which young Linden's pretty bride,
that is to be, inherits her fortnl:4!."
exclaimed :Mr. Flint, as he put down
the paper, and IZlOked me gra'vely lu the face,
"I remember now; 'their 'names - are on the
list 6f bankruptS. A failure in the gambling
corn trade, too. T hops they have no:, been -
speculating with the young woman's money." -
The wordirwere scarcely out of his mouth
when Mr. tifteu wagraliqoalgo;d, and kesent
ly-in puilenNu in a state of eon
siderable4i4 - ,
"I told you,' he g ' - `6,;gan`,' some time ago,
about Crowthers & . denkins being the persolm
in--whooe-name-Cather;ne-Ambid's-money , 4tood---
in the funds?"
"Yes," replied Flint; "and I see' by the
Gdzette . thefiirCbaria;ro - 0 n 1 3y - ymtr face;
that they have speculat, .1 with your intc.nded
daughter-in-law's moncy, and lost it." -
"Positively so!" rejoined Mr. Linden, with
great beat. "Drew it out many months ego.
But they have exceedingly wealthy connections
—at least Crowther has—who ant, I should
suppose, arrange Mies Arnohrs 'claim, rather
than their relative should be arranged fur fel-
' , Felony! you•nro mistaken, my good sir;—
There is no felony—no kgal felony, I mean— , .
in the matter. Miss Arnold can Only prove
against the estate like any other creditor•."
"The devil she can't! Tom, then, must
look out for another wife, for I am credibly in
formed there won't be a single shilling on the
And so it , turned out. The great corn firm
had been insolvent for years ; and after spec
ulating to a frightful extent, with a view to
recover themselves, had failed to an enormous
amount—their assets, compbratifely speaking,
proving to be nil.
The ruin spread around, chiefly on account
of the vast quantity of accommodation papor
they had afloat; was terrible; but upon no one
did the blow fall with greator.severity than on
young Linden and hls,promised wife. Ills fa,
thor ordered him instantly to break off all ac
quaintance with Miss Arnold ; and on the son,•
who was deeply attached to her, peremptorily
refusing to do so, Linden senior threatened to
turn him out of doors, and ultimately disin
Angry, and indignant, and in love, Thom
as Linden did a rash and very foolish thing;
ho persuaded Catherine Arnold to consentto - a
private-marriage, arguing that if the indisso
luble knot were once fairly tied, his. father
would, as a matter of course—he being an on
ly child—become reconciled.to what he could
no longer remedy.
The imprudent young man deceived both.
libruiolf and her_ who trusted in hie 'dousing
plausibilities. ''Ten minutes after, he •
oloSed the marrhu;' cto hit father, he was tur
nod almost penniless, out of • doors ; and the
exasperated 'and inexorable old man refukd to
listen to any representltimai whatever,. iu his
favor, by WhomsocvorpreferrCd ; and
even - to ,ppartit the mention of his.mirk in his
It's of no - use," said Mr.' Pliat, of retin.
ping for the last time, owe mission undertaken
to extort, if possible, some provision against
abSolute starvation for the nowly wedded. coo
ple:. "lie is ds oold Ind hard as adamant,
and I think,,if possible,, Oven DIM ..of a, tiger
Than before. Ho will ho hero presently to givo
instructions for his will."
"Iris will I Sure; Ito will thaw that up him
self, after' his own 'optimum sense, buancso
fixation." : .
He .wouldhave 'ungnestionablY have done
so a shcrt time sines; but some cvmits 1.1121 t
liade lately oecarred, tuive esiii , ierably shaken
his infallibility, and he is inoreorix_deformi-:
nekhe says-that there shall be no ruiSnike ae
to effectually disinheriting Lis 864. lle has
mado Ir) or three very heavy .10.50.5, anti his
mind is altoglior in a very,ofyikerod and die
, • .
PROSPEROUS-A FERTILE 'SOIL AND BUSY WORKSHOES r —TO
. WHICH LET ME ADD 42,1VIEDGE AND pEEROM.--.Bishop Halt
— Mr - Lindeir - calledhad- - promised -- te
do, and gave us the ivffttewliendi3 of a will,
which ho desired to have at once-,formally
drawn up. By this instrument ha devised the
nolmford estate, and all otheiliroperty, real
or personal, of which ho might die possessed,
to certain charitable institutione,. in varying
proportions, payable as soon - after - his• death
as . the property could bo_turned into money.
"The statue of Mortmain does not give me
much uneasiness," remarked*Ovindictive old
man; with a bitter smile. •" I last some
time yet. I would have left all tom` you
he added, "only that I knevr you would defeat
my plans by giving it back to that disobedient,
"Do leave it to me," - rejoined Mr. Flint,
with grave empluisi,s, "and I promise you
faithfully this—thot the vrisli, respecting it,
whatdver it may be, wilt& trembles on your
lip as you arefibout to leave this World for a
nother, and wh en it may be too late to formal
ly revoke thetestament you now propose, shall
be-faithfully, strictly carried out:- That time
cannot be a very distant one, Jobit Linden,
for a man whose hair is as white 'as yours."
It was preaching to, the nincle. .Tle was
deaf, blind, mute, to every attempt at ottang- s
ing his resolve. The will was drawn in accor
dance. with his peremptorily iterated instruc
tions, and duly signed, sealed, and attested.;=.
Not. very long afterwards, Mr. Linden dispo
sed of his business in Mincing Lane, and then
retired to Ilolinford, but it vas with nothing
like the monied fortune he had once calculated
upon, the losses alluded to by Mr. Flint hav
ing considerably diminished his fortune.
We ultimately'olstained a respectable and
remunerative situation for Thomas Linden in a
mercantile house at Belfast with nhich we were
berths in the ," Erin" steamer, he, With his
wife and mother-in-law, came, -with..e; kind of
hopeful sadness in their looks and voices, to
bid us farewell—for a very long time, they
and wo also feared. •
For an eternity it seemed, on reading the
ascount of the losa;of •the - "Erin;' a feW-days
afterwards, with every soul on board! Their
names were published with those:ot" the other
passengers who had embarked, and we had of
course concluded - they bad perished, wlten•i t
.letter reached us from Belfiet; Stating" That
through some delay. un the part of Mrs. \Ar
nold, they hail happily lost their passage in
the "Erin," and embarked in the next sten:bi
er for Belfast, where they arrived in perfect
safety. We forwarded this intelligence .to
dielmford, lint. it elicited no reply.
We heard nothing from Mr. lAnden for a
bout two months, except by oecash at notices
in the "Hereford Times," which ii‘
forwarded to the office. relative to the improve
ment of the - T.T.idotford , 7-t-4,7.t0,- :
begun or cotitcmplatetLby its new waprietor,
He very suddenly reappeared. 'I ascool
ing my heels in the waiting-room oY t'a 'plum
bers of the Barons of the Exchequer Chan- .
eery Lane, awaiting My turn of. admission,
when ono of our clerks came in half breath
less with haste.
- -"-Yott-are-Tranted,'-air T --immediatelyt—Mr,
Flint is out, and Mr. linden is nt the office,
raving like a madman."
Ti'instantlitraniferred tiisbusibessi was in
attendance at the chambers upon, to the clerk,
and with the help of a cab, soon reached
Mr. Linden was not raving when I arrived.-
The violence of the paroxysm of rage and ter
ror by which he was possessed, passed away,
and he looked; as I entered, the image of pale,
rigid, iron, dumb despair. Ile held a letter
and a strip of, parchment in his hand ;- these
he presented, - and with white, stammering
lips, bade me read. The letter was from an
attorney of the name of Sawbridge, giving,no
tics of an action of-ejectment, to oust him
from the po4session of the Holmford estate,
the property, according to Mr. Sawbridge; of
one Edward Majoribanks, and the strip of
parchment'was the. writ by which the letter
had been quickly followed.---I-was astounded;
and my scared looks questioned Mr. Linden
for further information.
"I do not quite understand it," ho said in a
hoarse, palpitating voice. • "No possession or
title - in' the venders, a niece not of ago—exec
utors no power to sell—Palliser discovered it,
robbed me, absconded, and I, oh God I am a
The 'last words were uttered with a (=vitt
sivelserciamsand after a few frightful strug
gles,.ho fell Own In . a fit.. _ I had him oomvoy-,
ed to bed, and as soon as ho was somewhat re
covered, I hastened off to ascertain from Saw
bridge, whom I know very intimately, the na
ture of the claim intended to bo sot - up
the plaintiff, Edwin Majoribanks. ,
I met Sawbridgo just as he was leaving his
office; and ae"ho was in no very - great hurry
to turn back, I walked-along with him, and he
rapidly detailed the -chief facts about to be
embodied in the Plaintlfrivdeolaration..
Archibald Dureley, ones a London merchant,
and who died a baohclor, . has bequeathed his
estate, real and personal, to his brother
Oharlos, and a niece, his .sister's child--two
thirds to the niece, and one-thi;d.to the broth
er. The Ifolmford property the wilLdireatcd,
should be 'sold at 'public auction -when the
niecocanne of ago; unless she, by marriage or
othernise, : aats,enabled, within six mouths af
ter attaining—herAnajority, to pay over to
Charles .DuratieY his third in money, according
to a itduation * inaile for the purpose by comps=
tent assoasors. lite•brether, Charles Dursley,
had 'urged upon tho.excoutors to antioiAo the
time directed by the will for the sale of the
property, and having 'parsuaded the`nieoe to
give a written finthei•izatiob..„fer the itumodi.:
ate safe, the ohfOtly . , Sawbridge
supposed, prompted Itheir- own necessities,
sold the este!to accordingly.. but the niao
not tieing of, ago when she signed the anthori--
ty to son, her cott r eeut was .31',n0 legal value;
and she having, 'tliedintestate,Orth Mojori
hor,donehi acid .undenbted. heir 7 at-lltv
—for the property.could,lMio not passed from
ficr OYCR by_ marriago—xtow'ela i hned .the es
' l , ollarloS.Darsloy, :the,,hiother,, , was dead ;,
and,' continued 31:r..Sawhriclgo, !'.tho worst
of it, , is; Linden will never. got- tv farthing 'of
his:poi:Ammo tnimoi from.tls t , endors,Tor they
are bankeupt, nor frorn: IZatiliter,;,who has
inado porrivatefaorraugthnintta for, continuing!
-abroad F out of-liarin , e'reach. It is-just_as
tell yOu r " he added as we hook hands at par
ting; but you will of cotrso see the will and
satisfy yourself. flood by."
Here was a precious result of amateur corn
-mon sense lawyorship. Linden could only
have examined the abstract of title furnished
him-by Pallister'S attorney, and not the right
of Dursley's executors , to-sell; . or had not
been aware that the niece could not possibly,
during her minority; subscribe to an effective
legal' consent.- •
I found Mr. Flint at the °Moe, and quiokly
imparted., the astounding news. Ho was as
much taken aback as myself.
"The obstinate pig-headed old ass," he ex
claimed; "it.almost servos, him right, if only
for his tom-fool hennas° of Every man hie
owo. lawyer.' What did you stiy was the
niece's name I"
"Well, I- don't remember tl at Sawbridgo
told me, ho was in such a hurry; but suppose
you go and look over the will?'
"I will do so."
"This is a very singular affair, Sharp," said
Mr. Flint,. ou his return from Doctors' Com
mons, at the same • time composedly seating
himself, hosking his thumbs into the arm holes
of his Waistcoat, crossing his logs, and tilting
,his chair back on its hind legs. "A very
singular affair. IVhom,:in the nanie,, of the
God of thieyes—Mercury, wisn'khe called?—
do you suPposo the bankrupt execittois to bog
No other," continued Mr. Flint, with 'a sud
den-burst "than Crowther and jenkinsl" •
"The devil!—and the niece then -
"Catharine Arnold—Tom LinderOs wifa—
suppoSed to have been drowned in the Erin.—
That's checkmate, rather fanny—not only
Mr. Edward Majoribanks, but somebody else
-we - -know of. The old-fellow. up_ stairs wont,
refuse to acknowledge his daughter-in-law
1101 V, I fa.uoy .
. This indeed was a happy change in the for
tune of the house of Linden; and Ivti discus
sed, with much alacrity, the best mode of tur
ning disclosures so Momentous and surprising
to thh beat account.
As a first step, a letter with an enclosure,
was despatched to Belfast, 'Attiring the return
of Thomas Linden and family immediately,
and the het was to plead in form to the so=
tion. This done, we waited Catherine Lin
den's arrival in London, and Mr. Linden, se
nior's convalescence—for his mental agitation
had resulted in a sharp fit of illness--to effect
a salutary and just arrangement.
Mr. and 'AL's. Thomas Linden and Mrs. Ar
nold arrived by the earliest steamer that left
Belfast after the receipt of our lette'r ; end
,much astonished were they by the intelligence
that awaited them.
Catherine Linden was for confirming. the va-
T-Lt;,. the Q.klo of. Hotta:Ad ost.Ao by Ler
now authoritivo consent at once, as a mere act
,justice and• good faith ; 'but this,
looking at the total loss of fortune she had
sustained by tho knavery of the execatort,
and the obstinate, mulish temper of the fath
er-in-law, from whom she had already receiv
ed such harsh treatment; could not for a mo
-rnent-be-pormittecL;--and. it-was-finally _resolv
ed to.take advantage'of the legal position in`
which she stood, to enforce a duo present pro
vision her husband,--and--their
Ultimate succession to the estate.
John Linden gradually recovered; and as
soon ac-it was deemed prudent to do so, we
informed him the niece' was not dead, as the
plaintiff had suppoSed, and that of course, if
she could bo persuaded to ratify the inopera
tive consent she had formerly subscribed, ha
might retain llolmford. At. first ho received
the intelligence aa h gleam of light and hope,
but ho soon relapsed into his usual state of
doubt and, gloom.
"What (land° is there," ho hopelessly ar
'gned, "that holding the legal power, she will
not exercise it?":
It was not, he said, in human nature, to do
otherwise; and ho commissioned us to make
liberal efforts for a comprOmise half 7 -bei-tould.
.bo_dontent,to lose half .of...hiii_purchase i -money;_
even a greater sacrifice than that ho would a
gree to—anything, indeed, that Wbuld not be
Utt,jr ruin—that did not invilve utter begga
ry and destitution in old age.
Three days .after this conversation I. an
nounced„tb him that the lady and her husband
were below,•afid desirous of seeing him.
"What do they say?" ho eagerly demand
ed. ' "Will they take half---two thirds? What
do they say?
,! I cannot precisely toll you.. They wish to
see y3u alone, and you can urge your own
views and offers." •
• Ile trembled violently, and shrank nervous
ly book. ea I placed my hand ou the handle of
the door of the private offme. Ho presently
recovered in some degree his self-poisession,
and passed in, and I withdroW froni the hu
miliating but. salutary spectacle of obdurate
tyrant Power compelled to humble itself, be
fore those whom it had previously scorned and
trampled upon without mercy.
The legal arrangements which Flint and I
had suggested were effected, and Linden seni
or, accompanied by his son, daughter-in-law,
and Hrs. Arnold, sot off in mitered amity for
Edwin Majoribanks. ahandcrued his action,
cud Palliator, eluding that-matters wore satis
factorily arranged, returned to.Erigitind. We
afterwards know that ho had discovered the
defect of 'title, on applying to a well-known
convoyaucor,',to raise a obusiderable sum . by
way of mortgage , and that his first step was to
threaten legal proceedings against Crowther,&
Jenkids for'the recovery of his money; but - a
hint he 'obtalitoil of the futility - of proceedings
itgainst them determined him to offer the. es
-tato to Linden,'relying on that gentlemen's - Os.;
tentatious contempt of lawyers that the'-blot
in the title kinbjcioted only to common sense
;spectacles, would not ho perceived.. • ' .
t&.Did you ever knOw a person' to relate
hls experience ot;O, tire, who was hot au oyo
witness to the'faot that 4 , one . ?•inan, :while rO 7
moving the furniture from the house,
titrew lookirtg-ASS "Out- of
window, uud afterwards carefully carried down
tho audirtnni and shavoi and tongs, and dopos;;
itod them with groat care beyOnd the roach of
•harni?". Of •oottetio you never did:
per, it:i~.aerioualy, wondered whether the
Pope's halls tiro as ferocio . us as , ever. •
TO_o U It_ 11IECIIANIC.
COME LET US REASON TOOETHER."-li iS
an undeniable fact, that the great majority of
our mechanics arb not 'reading men, that is,
they do not read useful and instructive works.
We do not mean to say tnat our mechanics,
cannot,- and do not read at all, far from it, for
they are but few among us who have not re
ceived the elomenti of a common education;
but we (lo say that the majority do not make
a practice of reading works which expand the
intellect and improve the mind. The works 5 ,
which they make a praCtice of reading, tend
to grossify and puddle the mind. This is one
reason why there are so few among our me
chanics 'capable of taking charge of . and man-
aging the business they have learned as trades.
It is alse'a4Mason why so many of them are
rough in spec* and uncourteous in manner.
There areniany, very many men in our coun
try who were ,once journeyman mechanics, but
who now occupy high and impOrtaut pe?itions
in the republic. 'We rejoice at this, but we
are not a little sorry to add that the majority
of them had to leave their trades, and become
lawyers,—they at least did not move out from
the workshop direct to the - House-of Repre
sentatives, or the Senate Chamber. Fillmore,
and Douglass, Senator from Illinois, 'were onoo
tradesmen, but they arose to-the-present posi
tions, not through the tailor's or Cloth-Dress
er's bench, but the lawyer's bench. There is
not - a solitary individual idOur country, -who
has, froni a lowly, elevated himself to a high
position in society; but has been and is a read
ing man,—one.who has read and does read
books that are books.
ThoSamechanics who rise to foremen and
employers, are' the reading men of the mass;
they aspired to be something and turopted t ,the
best means to secure the desired ends. Worth
and intelligence always command respett,frorr
these whose respectis worth striving for. We.,
aro not pleading forA gross struggle for wealth,
although a reasonable Amount of it—as a pro
vision for sickness or old age, is a laudable
and proper desire, but we plead first of all for
an elevation Of character as a means to a sci
cial elevation among Men of real worth.—
Wealth without worth will never make a man
pass among gentlemen, as a' current coin, - but
the man who is industrious, inteligent, trusty,
and courteous, will always pass for the 'genu
Industry, honesty, and intelligence are qual
ities of character 'more valuable than gold sev
en times purified. A talented, first rate han
dy mecluMic, without such qualities will never
"rise for he cannot he trusted. It is not the
olorriiic man who is always. selected to be a
superintendent among.hie fellow werkmen ; it
is he who combines the greatest amount of a
bilities which give his cuiployere confidence in
his moria . ,wortli . .. lie have often been solici
ted to furnish competent mechanics to • take
charge of new establisliments c aud bare found ,
it very difficult to ,secure, at any . time, the
proper. loan ; and no further back than. last
`week a gentleSnan writing to us from the South,
uses the following language:—" Last Summer,
I visited the forth and purchased machinery
-for the. marrafacture-of- chairs,- and-after con—
siderable trouble hired a man alleged to be
competent to superintend the whole business.- -
1 have not yet been able I . si,,commence opera
tions, owing to the incompetence in every re
spect, of the man in wheal I trusted to super
intend my business,; can you send me a man
with the requisite' qualifications, and above all
let bins be a gentleman?'' , 'We cannot send
Lim the tincl.of a map he wants and requires.
Our real good men are scarce,—tbey soon find
Situations, and we believe there svofild be more
good situations for men (manufacturing estab
lishments would increase) if we lied more men
capable of filling them honorably. and well.
We Lave now preached a sermon long e
nough for a week's. calm reflection, and next
week we Will point out the way whereby young
mechanics aro cure to rise.—Scientifie
Ono of the chief characteristics .of a truly
great man, is his refusal to bo entirely moul
ded into the form of the •society in which' he
lives, and his striking out bold and original
paths of his own. Ho' stamps his own mind
on the ago in which he lives. Ho often fights
with and control soireninstances; rises in, spite
of the weight pressing Lim down. Indeed it
would seem when the Almighty intrusted great
faculties to any man, he placed him in adverse
- circumstances in order that-the-majesty and -
might of those powers might be better exhibi
ted by their fierce struggles with outward. foes.
A great nutn,,it is true, must' express; to a
certain extent, the spirit of the age, but ho .
guides oven when -ho obeys it. Genius sets
Up the standard of revolt against old opinions,
and_thousands who wore before vacillating
-lock to it.. Great minds perceive with clear=
ness those ideas of progress.which small minds
perceive indistinctly—hence the enthusiasm
so common to many great men. They feel so
perfectly assured of the truth of their opin
ions, that they go right onward in tbelicourse,
sustained' by an unwaioring faith .and with;
bone of those dOubts rind fears common to in
distinct perception. • Your truly great man
too, is energetic; he ases•his QWn will, and is
not to be shaken from his purpose.
AN AFFECTING APPEAL.
A learned counsellor, - in the middle of an af
fecting appeal in court on a slander suit, let.
fly the following flight of Genius: '
"Slander, gentlemen, like alms: constrictor
of gigantic, size and immeasurable proportions
wraps the coil of - its unwieldi body about its
unfortunate victim, and heedless of the ihriekg
of ngouy'that•conie from the inmost depths of
its ;yintita'S soul, loud and reverberating as the
mighty thUnder that rolls in the heavens, it ft
niillYiliisake its unlucky neck upon the iron
wheels of public opinion, forcing him' first to
'desperation; then to madness; and finally
critShing.:_him in the hideous jaws of moral
denth. Judgi, give us a chau; of Tobacco !'
; m," What - would' I said. Charles
Lamb, "to call my mother book to earth, for
ono day, to ask her pardon upon My Maces for.
all those act! by )yhioh I give her' gentle
Tit pain:" , . '
wa . .An idle brein thO devil's work-atop
VOLUME Li. NO. 39
* SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE•-
A writer for the Enquirer, in illustration of
the importance of the application of soienee to
agriculture, relates. the foil - owing instructive •
A specimen of a soil Rf good appearance
was given to Sir Illimphry Davy, from Lin- '
colnshiro, England, as remarkable for,sterili- .
ty. On annalyzing it ho found. sulphate of
ron. Ho recommended a top dressing of limo;
and the sulphate of iron was forthwith con
verted - into the sulphato of limo; a noxious .
substance was at once changed into an ele
ment of fertility. It was tho boast Of Frank
lin that he had stripped lightning of its perils, •
and had changed the thunderbolt.„ Chemistry
has done more. Poisons are 6hangod‘ by 10 .
alchemy into the means for subsisteriee.
The Hon. Reverdy Johnston purchased, in
1849, a small farm near Baltimore, in the last
stage of impoverishment. Such - . was its re
duced condition that Alio last crop was not
more than one peck to the acre. He states
that all the vegetable matter,growing on :the
two hundred acres of cleared land, including '
briars, sassafras and oilier bushes, if careful
ly collected, would have been sufficient for the
manufacture of ono four-horse wagon of ma
nure. He applied to Dr. David Stewart, of
Baltimore, an able chemist„who rode out to
the farm and procured specimens of the soil,
which ho carefully annalyzed. Ho found that
it contained an abundance of lime, potash,
magnesia, iron and organic matter, duly mix
ed with alumna and 'sand. Ono element only
of a fertile soil was wanting—phosphoridicid;
and of this there was mr-tiace. Ho recora
mdaded an application to the soil of the bi
phosphate of lime, a preparation, of banal, as
the best method of supplying the defteient ele- •
ment. The remddy was given at an expense
of ten dollars per acre. It wail the ono thing
needful. Health was restored to the exhaus
ted patient, and the soil yielded last year
twenty-nine bushels of wheat to the acre.—
Nothing else was applied—indeed nothing else
was wanted. Hero was a beautiful triumph .
of - sCience. There is no abelut the facts.
The experiment came under the observation
and attracted the attention of hundreds. It
was detailed to the writer by Mr. Johnson
himself, and various others worthy of reli.
once. It has been - made known to the country
by the American Farmer:m: -
1u each of these cases, a mere practice:LAl*,
mer would have groped his way in the dark,
ready to be led astray' by an ignus fatuus in
his efforts to find some means of, improvement.
lie might have applied lime - Or stable manure.
The first would have been Worthless, if not in
jurious, and the second would have given no
results Ommensurate with the, expense, The
same is Probablas true of guano, for though. '
the boot stp4oimouc celllttita as routtrtur twenty
two per cent of phosphorus, yet the expendi
ture would have been out of proportion to the
result, if enough had been applied to give suf
ficiency of phoiphorie acid. • .
'I haven email bill against you,' said a per- •
nicioulloOlang collearor us lie entored~tTio
store of one who had acquired the' character
of a hard customer.
Yee, sir, a very fine day, indeed,' was the
'I am not speaking of the weather, but of
your said Peter in bond key.
'lt would be better if we had a little rain.'
Confound the rein,' continued the collector,
and raising his voice, he bawled, 'have , yon.
any money on your bill?'
Beg your pardon, sir, I am a little hard of--
hearing. I li've made it a, rule not to loan
my funds to strangers—and I really don't reo-
r I am a Collector for tho Philadelphia Daily
Exiinguisher, sir, and have a bill against you;
persisted tho collector, at'the top of his voico,
producing the bill, and thrating it: into the
taco of the debtor.
I've determined to endoreo for no ono; you
may pnt - your noto book in your pocket book, 1.--
roally cannot endorse it.' -
'Confound your endorsement—will you pay
4 You'll pay it no doubt, sir—but there's al
wive some risk in those matters, you know, so
I must decline it, sir.'
4 The money must bo mine to dayl'.
4 Oh yes,,-ninety deys—l would not endorse
for a week, so clear out, of my store. It's set.
dom I'm prossod upon for an.endorsement, e
ven by - friendit—ori the part of •a strangeroir, -
youi cond'uot is inexplicable. • Do not force •
me to put you'out; leave the premises.'
And the bill was returned to the Exifnguish
er office, endorsed, .eo infernal deaf that ho
couldn't understand.' .
Is NOT Tms Tnun?—A judge of a court at
Pittsburg, Pa., in a charge recently delivered
to a grand jury, concerning tavern licenses,_
used the following language with references to
ardent spirits and. its doings: Indepeadont of
its ✓affects, individual t , social,' moral, religioulty
and political, drink wields.the club—brandish
es the bowie knife—hurls the ballet—nerveti
the burglar—inspires the thiefand kindles
the torch of incendiary. ' It first maddens the
'tiger, then unchains him. .
HVAT;I:10 asserted hy tho Buffalo,
Commercial Advertiser, on the authority of ad
vices received by it, that thoro is a secret plot
going on among the Locofocos, the object of
which is to forestall public opinion and sdttlo
proihninaries neeesaarYto indnco thePresiden.
tial nominating Convention to fixupon
L. Marcy Locefoco nominee.
AVZ.Passing through ono of our markets, a
shalt time einoe; - says tho Brooklyn Eagle, we
enCountered a moat' vender, shonting at the
tak of hie lungs—"'Era's yor cheap moat for
per Tho following is a copy of thejsign up
on an academy for tonobing youth; in one - of.
Westeril. State. i— , 4 rrcoman 'and .llggiti,
School. Teachers. ,Freetizqn: tenches the boy., and
Hugy6 the . •
pfirTho dilbari# Dutchman Gaya then) is..n
man in .Trqy 7ith a noWsclong , thnt bas
Jholes bored i4,it o.na u1i0.i . 21.t, fox: n clarion.