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HERALD .1013 'SL BOOK
. ' OFFIE,
or the cnuae, Tiain 4
TUN LAST 1)IWIL I S WALK
BY CBABLES LICKENA
FROM his briniktone hod at brunk of day
A devil has walking gonc—
traninidand char the ilonors to death,
infest the sir with his liestilunt breattl,
And to'eloud the morning sun
And, pray, lint was this ikon! dreas'd? • • , ' •
Oh I ho ivas'eased in an Iron vest;
ills scales 'were close. and his rivets-true,
With never a chink for a:spear to got through.
And over the Llll, and over the dale, ^ •
lie walked, and over ilia plain,
And an elr•gun; elegant; volisli'd,and round,
That iveuld kill miles MT, with never a sound,
Ile twirrd like a harmless cane.
'" - Alidirvor the lap rels - orl n Fame,
,end the'te oder shoots of tho younK flood NAM.,
lio stamp'd with his marrileetsdroof lihx new
And ho left his print on each.
And back ward and forward ho Wriggled his tail,
Throughrose-trimm'd garden and iiipstrewn valor
-Marking his eou rse by.e lo.fl bsyme trail,
Liko • a emdl•track•over a pearl.
De Fpled a laboror hard at work,
Early at his vocation. •
- Ills "pr;naloonre aromd a capital shot.
. • o (pm!" tooth tho devil. "ho seem rno not."
So he alloulde'r'd hie piece and ho ahled, God wotl
—With terrible•enleulation I -' -•: - - -
- (.4.- .
lle_saw y9ung - Inaneent folks at play.
Illameleas, beautiful, ivlse and gay, . -- ..
The prospect liked not hlm. . . .
Bon V ILI IDl.ll,wlt from hl• pond. hn drew,
('Titns n &MIMI deed I) and the liquid thre".
O'er the fele yoUnkt . .gri up, whom he left a crow
Of monsters seared and ;;rim. .
Ha peered in a house; 'twos n iterally
Of thinfand weather End ;deed, the chance,
Mid was still erect and mkr.
" Alit!" quoth the Sinn, "the pile looks well,
-ltut fire.works - studied for iet j i IWhen . ,
If] can't find out when d match or shell.
Nay lead to combustion there."
The Devil would ere•ep r.ti other fiends can
Ile round an unguarded '• '
Where lie seraped a inlno n lilt life diligent hoof,
And—lds train prepared—wall, pillar, and roof,
up - ht tho 111:Tr thotT. •
That breach in the roof to mended pow;
Its whetealanit few van tell.
But the Devil had done his work that day,
So he crawl'd bun; htek.forybis master's ply,
Which ho royally spent In aJovial way,
With the low eta. devils In
"'there aro many devils that,walk this world,
Devils great *lOl devils Knuth 1, - •
Devils with tails and devils without;
Devils who wills!, r, devils who simut,
Devils who myi tity, devils who teach;
But the CALUMNY DEVIL—as laud to reach
As the snail who, now safe on stole dishint beech,
to digesting the jore of lov e favorite peach—
Is the Phabbiest devil Of all !
It is highly important fm• those who travel
from London to Edinburg in a day, and who
cannot rend •or go to steep in a railway Car
riage, to secure for themselves an agreeable
Having to take this journey very often; and
labouring under the above disadvantages as I
do, the practice of looking out for eligible fel
low passengers, at King's Cross or 'Easton
Square, has made-me perfirct in my judgments
The most cursory glance suffices Co convince
me Who's Who; in the nine 4. M., in the case
of four fifths of the live stock, whose rank' and.
situation I can approximate to
ofa collector of income tax, and whose very
opinions I can often predicate without givmg
them the trouble of opening their lips.
Four-fifths of the human race—or, at all
°yenta, of so much of it as travels in the
first dims by railway—can be sorted in about
half a dozen pigeon holes, and when you have •
seen a specimen of each description, you have
seen all, the rest being but duplicates.
Club fogy,, army swell, • man, of business,
country gentleman,• par Sons. and individuals
'with-a grievance ;--very nice -people-all,-with---
out doubt, and may they live a thousand years
at the very least. but jtv,t - conceive an eleven
hours' journey in the smite carriage with any
man of them ! Of the gentler sex I say nothing
save bless theme heart, and may they never
grow a day older! For as to being shut up
eleven hours with the same female, I tun very
'sure that the . honor would be altogether too
much for me.
- - My's')tier° of choice then, being thus nar
rowed to one fifth of Iht human race (male )
who travel in first Minis carriages, and my eye
and ear being, as I have said, unerring 1 gen- .
erally chose the carriage which is ocenpied by
the most intelligent man on the train. I never
indeed make a mistake, that 1 can rementber;
but once, when at the same instant I deposited .
I myself and my carpet bag in a carriage, the
individual whose appearance had captivated
me, walked straight out of it with his hands
in his pockets.
On Tuesday the twentieth of July last. I
had occasion to set out northward, as usual,
from Easton--Square. I was very late and
hurried, and there was not a very varied col- ,
lection to Choose from. As I walked hastily
by the sidle of the already occupied carriages,
the unthinking guard would, in 10,Bnpatience
have twice consigned me to durance vile—
once in company with a whole juvenile family .
who had already commenced eating and smel
ling of sandwiches, and once with noless titan
] five Caledonians. only waiting for an linglish-i.
man that they might begin to dilate upon the
perfections of their native land. I cast myself
into the last
. through carriage in despair, and
iviihout so much as looking before me. It was
probable that My luck would be better; it
could hardly, as may be imagined, at all events
-be much worse - _ ,
Beside naselt the Carriage bad Mit one other
occupant; a young man of an altogethWr gen.'
tlemanly appearance, except; perhaphi that—
his clothes looked suspiciously new; and his
the limes so intently but that be could spare a
scrutiaizing glance at the new arrival, as I
I remind my 'carpet bag under the seat with -
my-bends, and kept a sharp look-out - under
my right arm on Mtn. When i rose he was
again' buried Irt:Lyes, in OM advertisement .
shoot.- The gentleman then. had probably ,
sOthe good reason for concealing , his : talent.,
friam observation Nobody who is not in want
of a situation gets wrapped up in an advertise
meat sheet,. and my companion I felt, surowas :
in -want, of no much thing. Ala . profebsion -
whatever that might be, had settled long ago
MO-the fishing rod and guide : book .which.re
posed over tale bead disldotted , a young gentle- • ,
nmr , with money to spare, -who wits-about. to '
take a- summer holiday among the troutstreams
lef the north. One circumstance which 'ecenr , '
red just after waitarted, persuaded ,me that
he must needs be a laWyer (and, indeed, as it'
, tilterivards , t tuned' nu Otis' pursuits did some-
paPE -Nom - Timm nEEHLT—saammo
what partake of the nature of that . callingl Eio.
much did it smack of ready reasoning and ac,
uteness,. Leaning out ofthe window, 'as the
train began to move, the wind carried off his
ghissy hat,. whereupon, instead of sitting down
forlornly,and muttering good gracious ! orron
,it rthe young man seized upon his hat
box and launched that after themissingprop-"
"My . hat box,'; he, explained, in answ/o
my stare of amazement, has got. my Min - burgh
address in. it, bet my .hat has ~not./Tlr one
is . of little use without the. Alin; it,is
probable, since we have barely left the station
that they will both be found and for Warded
to me by the next
. 11ore W11.;5 an ! Here walla grand ex
-CI-it iefiTo - fiVe - ti - tlffifffiliTiti - flidejkiilr
travel' in first class carriages! l hugged my-
pelf at the notion Of having secured so promi
sing a'companion,.apd that too, after a couple
of pi•eviui ecapes, •
• But'how do you know ?' I urged, because I.
had, nothing better tb to say,*ftnd was IWer
mina at all risks,,, l not to sulfer.the 'conversa
tion to drop i •how do you know that some
ludy — won't:Tsl eal - Winer
, I. don't knoyi,' . replied the other, with a
contemptuous-dryness; , but I do not think it
probable, the articles would fetch so small a
`priacthat --- the — Tftward would be - likely to be
quite as remunerative as the swag itself, and
of course. without the risk.'
.• The swag!, Did any body -who travels first
class ever hear such an expresston ? —I was a•
good-deal piquet, also. at the tone of annoy-
AMC in which he spoke. and I replied, tartly.
1 don't undettand thieves' logic nor the
language _either. •
• 'Ah, I do;' responded My companion care
lessly, and he t.esumed his paper: • .
We lied spaCsed Rugby, and were -flying'
through the dark dominions of King Coal, be
fore either of no again broke silence.'
- • 'Come,' clued my bare-headed acquaintance
suddenly, 'there is no occasion .for us to quar
rel ; only nothing puts me strout of temper ns
lb seen 1111111 pr 9114 of his ignorance.- Now
you're a keen, long headed fellow enough, I
can see,.but you dont know anything.'. _
'Perhaps; - not,' I replied, annoyed by the
man's 1111111 pr, and at the unaccustomed
altion of second fiddle,-in-whielt-I-found my-,
self, 'but I have really no ambition to learn
thieves' logic ' •
4 1Vhat a type of the respectable - classes of
this country you do of timsed.t he other,
cooly, -in this your successive obstinacy and
conceit. You have till"nittation to learn, 'and'
corned either directly or indirectly, in dlidetkv
-thing to diminish. cringe, and to put down the
profession of .roguery.' You help to. elect a , 1
member. ofl'arliatnent wits votes -upon- soeial .
sithitiets; -you subseribeiofienevolent associa
tions:6)r the moral' reserve of crituinalw; you
considei* the convict question to he an exceed
ingly important - one, and you Here
this irreverent individual absolutely burst out
laughing,. 'What would you thinly of a doctor,
now,' who had'precribed for a patient Juts the.
particular feat ore of whose case he had really
no ambit ion to inquire?'
. ant no doctor,' I roared, out of all patience
'and I wish ell the thieves in England were to
'The country would be sadly. depopulated,'
replied this %titer, impassively, 'you and ,1
woul,t certainly never meet.
“Phis is downright insult,' 1 exelaimed,with
indignation ; , 'I shall take-care to change car
riages and company at the very nextoat,ation '
'Nay, sir; I meant no offence ' responded my
companion, gravely ; •'1 referred only to my
self_as being doomed to be cut off in the flower
of my days if your wishes should be carried
itito_.etreet. 1 have been a pick pocket from
my very cradle ; 'and,' added he, after a pause
I ant thankful to say that f have not been
altogether unsuccessful in my vocation'! •
I, was startled for an Instant liy the man's
seriousness, and instinctively—although he
was at the other end of the compartment
looked for his wicked hands. They were ly•
ing in his lap before hint, neatly gloved, and
one of them still holding the paper.
'Alt,' he said smiling, and at once compre
hending toy glance, 'these . are merely my
whited walls, my outside respect abilities, my
ostentatious charities, my_pra3Trs before toy
business proceedings. We have
hyptiericies, like the commercial world. See
here,' he rose up to his full' height and the
two lemon colored aeistocratio hands tell on
the floor with a third. 'Here are my natural
digits,' he continued, producing anotheit set of
them ungloved, and not 'particularly clean;
'nobody can suspect's man of picking . pockets
who always keeps his hands before hint, and
'read the City Artjele ill the '
'Vets were reading the advertisement, sheet
said."W intensely interested,' but still inclined
'Yes, sii.,' . he retorted, because I saw that
pretence of that; kind would be futile. I al
ways change nik•triaien with my company.'
• I begun to feel very tenderly for this 'poor
fellow, ''whom doubtless, circumstances hod
driven - lam to Ins preseid - dreadful
whose mental endowments had evidently fitted,
hint for far better things. •
'But why.' I urged, 'not. have picked my
pockets. my good young »ian ?'
• 'Because. sir,' he affiVered, am now bent
on pleasure,' and not on business, unless some.
thing very enticing should, come in loy•way ;
open and unreserved conversation - too, such
as I feel I could indulge in with you, is to one
in toy situation, (the poor fellow sighsd) too
rare a happiness to be easily forgone, besides,
Ile added in his natural tone, !you don't daily
your bank notes in Your pocket at all.''
I felt myself glowing all over
. as red as 11
beet root Jr boiled lobster. but I managed to
articulate as cattily as I could, 'Bank notes!
oh,That's a gobd joke. I Very seldom have .
anything of that kind to °airy.'
'Yes, but when you have,' interrogated the
other - slily.
'Well, sir, when I have, What them?' I' re•
torten, with-arisunted carlessness.
'Why, what a very - strange place,' renutAed
he, very slowly and impressively ; 'your neck
cloth scents to be for keeping them. safe!' •
'flow the devil did you come to khoW that?'
I cried, in astonislmmot.
•What does it. signify? 'What can ho the
vidue of thieves'..logie ?' ho answered, derisive
ly.. ant sure you have no ambition to be in
'Pray tell,' I entreated, Tray tell ; I bum
b'y apologize,' had very nearly rohbed my
self of a very interesting conversation through
my ownlll humor. 'lt is very true that there
a number of Scotch notes in the place you
mention, which my purse_ would not hold;' but
what on earth made you discover it?'
"It was very simple reasoning,' he replied,
'Mid scarcely 'heeds explanation ; stiffeners
are seldom worn now, and yet your nutter
chief had 'something in-it t you were anxious
about that-something, and put your fingers to
~times,.it :was net
through solicitude for your neat appearance,
for - you nova touched the bow'of it; !Mr did
the thitig misfit. you, or tickle your neok, be:
cause instead of scratching you simply tapped
it, ant a man taps his fob to be tissuredthere
you,re doing izolow, of the safety of his watch:
'What a fool I mu I' I exclaimed, very testi-
ly. - . ,
, Ntiy,' said It would beoome more eivilT
to oomplimout mo upou:my powers of obser-
•l do compliinent you,' I replied with enn.l
'candor.- think--you- an exceedingly cloier
- • .
it ianot for,lne to talk about
that.; kn o w thing or two-tioubtlesa :that
inay be out of your reapeotab!e beat, and
darn city I- could put.:yop up to:the titan of
dpy in mayoral nottlera: "
•Put,lllo up to it,' I oCiatkVith.entbitainant
and parthig, with ulylaatouyol . d.operoilliukui•
CARLISLE; 'PA., WEDNESDAY,. NOVEIIBER 10, 1858.
'for I .am ti: ignorant. as a liDeacock, I
,feel, do, I entree (, dyou, put me up (C. it.' , .
Niercupo am bound toimy or liO com
o Mo.such an array of interesting
facts regarding his 'calling—as would have•
shamed' a parliamentary. blue hook, and be
gt ifed• the way for hours with-cOn*ersation,or
ather monologiieFof the most exiting kind:
Lord Byron slate's that one °title 'pleasantest
porionS he ever met in his life 14ft's a.,pick
pocket: and. I Hasten id endorse hie lord"
ship's Opinion with my own. I felt all that
satisfaction' in listening
,to my nefarious ac
gtittintaneii.whicla belongs Loan intercourse
with an enemy during a temporary truce, the
delight which aftclioollioy feels in playing at
cricket 'with his pedagogue pkiftheye.
I:harm experienced w"
join, for once, in the - chorous trrone's own
comic song. So 'affable; so alniest friendly,
an air periiiiled ,his remarks ! , that the most
perfect sense of seettrity was engepdered wit
in , me. I could scarcely iinagine that my
! agreeable companion could ever have been in
•reality concerned in a frandttlenCtransaction,
i and far leSs in any; such deeds of violence..
- - - 71Velffrdlturtt - reft - Pirestiiff;tiiiirliatl - 60 n ,
! eluding a very interesting accounS of how bad
money was - eirculated•in the - prelinces, - witen
a sudden thought struck .me, to touch never:
.thbless,l vareely liked to give utterance. 1.•
felt exceedingly desirous to know exactly how
garrotting was effected, yet hoir, was I to . put
such a question to so inoffensive: and gentle
man like a scoundrel? At 14,1 mustered
resolution enough. Did he happen to have'
heard from tiAiy aoquaintance :who , through
misfortune or otherwhie, had failed in the in,
lellectual branidies of his pt:ofes4ion, how the
garotte was effected. I trembled for his an
swer. end .half repented of •liitvlng - said any
thing so rude as soon as the question had left
my lips.. Ile, however, blushed slightly and
'ltaiimingly, smiled thett-with-tim-confidence
of a master' in some art, who is ignorantly in
terrogated as to Ids knowledge of its first prin-
Ciples. pulled up his false collar'with his real
linuds, and thus delivered himself.
Wfiry.' singularly .enough, sir, the garotte
is my particular line'
• • My satbifaction - at - this avowal was. as may
ho imagined, complete It WIILK Ge the
q 11P5110 n—about—liugonmont—meotetr_among_
Ow omnibus passengers, being referred - to, the
strange gentleman in the coruor,•wlth n no
nose, who turned out, to bbilar Duke on
How eloquent did my .fratbdent friend be-
COlll e about his favorite" topic What spirit.
he--t li re w- into — his - descriptionst - IVlrat
breadth-escapes-front the police and other in-.
trusive persons interrupting : hitu in the pursuit.
of his vacation, Ito had at varhins times pxpe
rieneed ! Left alone with )n man; he. had
rarclyintleett been unsuccessfuL . Moo, how.,
ever, with a gymnastic gentleinam,a barle
quilt, in plain' clothes, returning home from
- the - theatre—Who . fnul_throwq.n. suiiimertnitfft
clean over his head ; amid ooce with. nstout
patty - frolii . a city dinner, Who'itad no neck—
positively none,--to afford Pm - operator a
chance, and who bit my paotfriend's aria in
such a Milliner that it was useless for sonic
' Anil'you did these feattettf yourself and
without any assistance?' l inquired, with some
Quito alone, sir,' replied•ht, hut, in all
eases; the garotees weruseverail inches shorter
than myself. With t" man of -- ittdr site, for
instance,' and. he laughed good-humorodly,
' it would be almost an impossibility '
I laughed very heartily at this notion, too.
Would ho be so good as to. ' jUA to
give me an example how t c thing was exe
' I throw my arm from 1.1t,t back of your
neck, like this,' said he, suiting the action to
the word, but with the very- greatest delicacy
of touch, • You are sure I am not ineonven
- at till,' said I, 'Go on '
l . then close the fore arm tightly. Just.
, stoop a little lower. please; thank you, and
compress the windpipe
Where was I? . Why I wits laying on the
floor of the carriage instead - of sitting on the
corner seat ?. Wity'was my neck cloth unfas
tened. and where were the bank notes which
it had contained? These questions, In com
pany with many others, presented themselves
to wy nand as the thin glided. into Carlisle
station. Above all, where was my agreeable'
companion . ? I knew by the unerring Brad
shaw that the train stopped nowhere between
Preston and Yes, but it did though,
just for one minute, at the junction or the
Windermere line; to drop passengers, although
not to take them up.
' (Dowd 'guard!'
'Yes, ; Carlisle, sir. A: quarter of an
hour allowed for refreshment.'
Don't talk to me of refreshments,! I cried
hoarsely. Did a man from this carriage get
out at Oxenhohne?'
• Yes,'sir ; a very gentlemanly young man,
with a fishing-rod mid a landing-net. A lake
lourist ; naked whether there were any trout
sfreams in thief neighlitirlfirod.`
Lace ytluite settled it yet in my Mind,
whether the thing was planned from the very
first. and the lost quti'itself—which was not
claimed-LAI portion of the diabolical plot, or
,whetter the intentions of my companion had
been really honorable until I was fool enough
to put a teaptation in his way, which he could
not resist. it was like placing a Bloomer suit
of armor in the chamber of Joan of Are, and
expecting that she woul l kieep to crinoline
and .the.'sinall bonnet 'in preference 'to ..the
martial costume to which she had so long been
accustomed. and in-which site looked so be
coming. - PrOvious to' the outrage. the man's
conduct bad been certainly quite irreproach
able. Ile reasoned too, perhaps, that since
he had so fully 'put me up to the time of day,'
I should have,no further occasion for my gold
repeater. At all events, my travelling ao•
quaintanee Itadiaken that away with him.
Pur llen Tuttotion."—A gentleman had
occasion to send his little daughter, up tp the
garret for some urticte which -he wanted. The
child soon returned; crying; . and upon being
asked What the trouble was; replied, "that the
snow had sifted imapon the garret stairs, and
she had'slipped down and hurt herself"
• " Well, did you' get what I told you ?" in
quired her father. She replied that she had
not. " Well, 'then," he exclaimed. starting
up, " I'll gpi . "l peas I flint afraid of a little
Atlor ho hna gone, the child observed that
she hoped papa would fall just, a little, to pay
hiinlor laughing at her. -• • • '
Seen afterwards 'a distant tumbling and
rolling was heard, accompanied by the sound
of supp r resscd wrath. The family lictened with
awakened interest, but the object of their 81:1•
lieitfide.was heard-abcive-whistling quite-so-
berly, as though nothing had. happened. • Ile)
OrMed two . roonisabovci nukes Ito apsoaek .
ed the head of the stairs;:tininditi`ed out—
the "ehettalier . doer! Nekt - Yoti_know, .1
you'll have me tumble doWn here and , break
my neck. It's so dark now—;"
But the sentence was noverXmished. Trip
went.itie heels. and_ rolling and thumping, he
sprawled his six feet of-length upon. the
ellen; tlonr,•:where 'he %via greeted with bursts
of. - merriment from' the collected. family„:' Ho -
lay quite still for a moment. At last he Shout
ed out:: • . 1.• „.•
Open fbo' cellar door-- may nit well put
.herthiou:Wfo tlio bottom 1:-' • • •
you ovei.dotible .tho.Colio
of Good liopo-tw "I expect htoo." "When ?'
.• List 'night, whoni 'pot niy.ornt ,around the
ont,b Ihnttoloitgo to th 6 &cos OA ynunglady
whom[ have good hopes, tOttk lug 51rd. Aht.'
• • •
• -o e d
n a bi
[From the PhllndoblbiO FrOOi.]
WHAT WAS SAW.
" Well ! go on with your story," said, Mrs.
Grey, as with her young friend Matti° they
sauntered" -through the crisped and rustling
leaves ihat,carpeted the bare old-woods.
Ah I it is such an exposure of my weak.
ness," answercdMattie, " that wild() --
estly confess having been chagrined and , hurt, •
at the time of tho'occurrence 1 am, Mortified:
now to acknowledge it: Of course you know
"Mrs. Nihil ; her;stately beanty,:her agreeable
manners, bet soft voice, and her graceful ease,
has faseinaled me, long before I was favored'
With 'her personal acquaintance. Site compo
iten—tok,_mie_iiflke_difit of our town and when
accompanied by my good'friend,,,A,lice Canter
on; she,ono (lay ended apon Me. I really felt
glni and flattered I exerted myself to make
her visit au' agreeable one, and when,
leaving,' she earnestly asked' me to call upon
her 'soon, .k.rksoon, my joy was coqiillete. A
week ann.:wards I rang for adtuffilinbe,at.lier
door, iindiras ushered into a large,, elegantly
furnished parlor, .where upon,a,reltoOsofa, I
found Mrst. Nihil lying,-larrguid'art4vidently
suffering front is. severe headache. 'Pgave her
'my-honest' - sympathy—shrove -to -enliven-her
with my commonplace chat, and ascertaining
that she was fond or reading, offered the use
of my entire library. She scented. plemied
with my draffedted sincerity—expressed a re
gret that she had not known me long itgo, and
when we parted gave my hand such an , affec
'titillate pressure, that I could • scarcely help
telling her, child-like, how much I, loved her.
-Alter that. tithe our acquaintance progressed
rapidly. She Would pass me on the street,
with a winning smile, and nod of glad recog
nition borrow my in:Mks, advise with me in
matters of the.toilette, and, in short, seem
to have admitted me. into her heart mu com
panionship-an a chosen friend.'--You
her when father first-moved here we ,occupied
11 swot, plainly, builCliouse. As he possessed
neither :political' nir pecuniary influence, lr
was pot surprised that but a few sought our
acqueintance.and those, imfortunately Mr me,
•altltougb,kind-hearted, .well-meaning people'
lord not, thy refinement and mental culture
which my heart craved. I l erhapit
. fratl.k that
_weily_fact_l_attached_umlueimpoitanec to Al".
Nihil'S hit entimis, thinking them a passport
into that charmed circle, among whose glitter
ing links I - Was satisfied to be but the smallest
wedge. 'tut am I not 'wearying you With
these steal details, dear Mrs. Grey ? Your
face wears such a queer expression.
" - No; no, - child, Fiun - hilly" - interested;
\Vitst next proof did Mrs. Nillil give you of
" Alt ! that's the rub," said Mattis, a flush
of indignation suffusing her bright fa tm for a
momeht. last, week ;
1 wits - hurrying down town in haate to accom
plish my. errata], whenjutUrning the - corner
of a Street., I conic face to face with Mrs. NI
- 'Oh, dear MIAs Manic,' 13110 exclaimed,
stirely - rho have sent you to toy assis
tance; I an in a wMdalrmdo; . my cook
was so silly as to get married this morning,
and left me witlinut a hour's warning. Jane,
nay-nurse, has the chills, anti 'how I - ain to
manage with my husband and the children's
wants Ido not know. Come, help me to look
for a girl, and I'll beytwolebtor for life.'
Only too glad to be of son rise to her, I car
dittlly upon her returning
home, Myself assOmed the t'esilunsibilily at'
finding one, and in a short t hoe sent her three
„appliennta. Of course, my errand was neg
lected, but thatwas a trifle compared with
having gratified my friend's wants. I was sit
ting up smirk yesterday, sewing and singing
merrily,' when iu Walked Alice Cameron. As
I was aboitt removing her bonnet I observed'
that she looked 'pale and dispirited. Why
Ailie,' 1 re - marked, you look like aWorn out,
pilgrim. Pray., what is the matte •'!'
• Oh ! I have been dissipating lately,' sate re
plied—' was at a party. last tiait, ate. sweet
meats after midnight,. and did not get 1101110
until two_ o'clock this morning.' A • party,.
indeed! who gave it'?' •I eagerly inquired.--
'Your friend, Mrs. Nihil,' was her answer,
'and it was a perfect jam; everybody and their•
wives were present; a number of distinuished
politicians; our Governor; Mr Barnes, the
rich lager beer mannfacturer, and his portly
daughter ; Senator Grim and his coarse look
ing son; the tbr.ee__lrtAY.elegoof. Misses Ray..
wbo are just now guests of Judge —, and,
in short, ()Very one who could lay the least
claim to wealth or social distinction.'
•' And why did she not invite me?' 1 natu
rally inquired. •There surely must have been
'some mistake.' 'No, dear Mat, said Alice,
4 I'll just tell ydu the plain tint ht When malt-.
hig out, far: list of invited guests. some one
present sal, 'you have forgotten Muth? Bond.'
'Oh!' re died ItHs. Nihil, elevating her head
some deg revs beyond its usual altitude, .111at
tie is an agreeable, rather intelligent irl, I
am disposed to like her very much; , Nbut then,
Toll know. her family are illibodiei— there sis
not the slightest echo attached' to an aequain 7
lance_withthete, and Mottlelinust not-presume
from the little notice 1 have taken otli - er, that
I will run the rick of introducing and uphold-
iiig let• in lily eat." '
• Now . , dent• Mrs. Gray," continued Mottle,
''is it any wonder that for awhile I keenly felt
the blow which CROW so unexpeetedlyl, My
pride, however, soon conic to toy aid, and I
determined to give Mrs. Nihil scorn for scorn,
' "See here. Mettle," interrupted Mrs. Gray,
as stooping at the foot of an oak tree, she dis
lodged something fromiunongst. its uncovered
roots, I have found what.the boys, when I
was a child, called a ' devil's ball ; examine
it, for it is really pretty."
Mot tie turned it over lightly through her
fingers, edmiring its. perfect roundness; the
&Aosta) , formed ACldeB which coveted it, like
a coat of male, niiil'the Mint singe of crimson
which veined and colored each tiny fibre.
"1 agree,-with „you, Mrs, Gray, it is curious.
and beuutiful 1 wonder what kind of ,a ker•
url g•nwa within ettolt a smooth nut?" •
'•l'resss it," answered •Mrs. Gray, '.!and you
Matti° obeyed,_ but her thumb and fore tin
pr had seal eery closed' over it. when a click.
a pulfa, little ashy inist;mnd nothing remained
in her hand but. n.liat, shitujess parchment— ,
like bite of brown bark. Why 1" elie'ex-
claimed in astonishment, it is filled with
.44 Exactly so," said the smiling Mrs. _Gray,
"and a tilting illustration of Mrs. Nihil nnd
the class whom she represents. With your
affection for; and admiration of her fancied
virtues, I 'can readily sympathise with your
disappointment in finding them only a veil,
behind which her selfishness and holihwness
were hidden ; -and, Mattie clear, you will find
in your lifo - troxperienbes - Aratit - IS - TMlTihOso
-whose high_sooial.posit ion is uncertain to them
,cannot afford to step outside • the
me scribed patio of
,so-called good society;'
hand 'of - friendship' and - :,;
welcome, to whoever may deserve its grasp.— •
Bah am'liiitilY disgasfed4lth sliteianrand
.their belongings They are at best but
.loose dontrams, drawn up by the few whom
continued case and luxury have mado.forget
ful of life's ills, and signed by those chance
ones whom thi3 accidents of fortune have raised
to thasatno level. Gimuino fooling, love; dm - -
are, with thorn. coins, which, like the now
pennies, we mistake nt •fisst fer gold and ail
,but.theie Sighttiesa rubs MI with n little
uaidg, leavin the dull, coarse metal Vnlnelede,
but for its t eeognizod stamp .Take from Airs.
Nihil her Fortunatua-tike purse: let het ponch
and horses be but turned into a_ pntripkih and
mioo. ov the pressure of mistbrtude ()Map the
'gilded ball in whiehd . ho lives, moves .grid Ims
her - boieg;and ythiWill.tind her poliok; - n•puff,
and liaising bat'emoke.,,,
Co,renpoadenco of the Curthelo
.LETTER FROM . CALIFORNIA
Canonic:l;n, (Caf . .. , )Oct. 13, 1858.
DEAR If EitALD -In thin part, of California',
the present.' is the dullest season 'of the year.
" There ain't nothing doing nowhere," as I
heard an individual remark last night. The
sinners ore lounging' around the saloons, play
ing " poker," and praying' for rain.•
keepers. spread thealsolves on their counters
and court Morpheus. Farmers have-last their
tempers, and - commenced thrashing. . l'oliti,
chins . hove • relapsed - into silence.; The -hist
squib • hos heed :exploded in honor "the
event of the age," and humanity; as represett •
The reAultmf our last election has alike as
tonished the *inters and the vanquished The
former 'expected nothing ) and got much,.nnd
the latter anticipated puck and got nothing,.
at loath nothing in comptritontvith what they
expected:. The Administration party. loving
eleete'd their eantlid.ttee for State 01nears, eati
justly claim a clear and complete triumph.—.
4.-Ithouglr-1.--do-not-desire to-discuss canserand
elfect,_l munt Bay title; result i+clearly ireri
butable to the eier,confulence of the Repaid" ,
Call% and itliti• Lecompton Democrats. They
held meet i rigs., but, - instead , of exhorting the
supporters of the ticket, to labor for. success;
the np ?sitars indulged in boastful balderdash
upon the certainty of overwhelming victory,
and the saute courne woo pursued by the anti-
Administration press. This produced a feeling.
of security in the party, and a lack of exertion
was the consequence Without exertion there
can be no success in politics. Fraser River,
it very great , measure, Contributed to
the, success of the •Adminktratioti, Thirty
thousand of California's 4. white slaves" have
gone to thilt region. oft men WOlll , l
}pLY - 0 ~1 01c.11-,the--" tcket,- had they
been here. • - • • ,
llon..loseph C. M'cKil b l has been found
guilty of being sentewhid thlicte‘l o. indepen
dence-of character. and a tenced3iy his' con
stituents to two years mmunion-with the
swindlers, cowards, ands oulder-ldtters who
most, do congregate in the lower House, of
Congress 04r last. Legislature, in the pro.,
ji.indilyilf its lyistiont, passetan net pOgipon :
ing the Congressional eleelion until next. year,
and'in accordance with that net, I understand
Mr. McKibben intends to again place himself
before his, constituents .for their re-endorse
meal before Congress.....!.
Ile will doubtless again be convictedof prdri:
uhly althotigh Int .— will' probably then
have an opposing candidate in - the shape of a
Lecomproiute. whiel was, nof thecase iti the
last electioh. Joe bin good fellow, and It isn
pity that. he has so strong a 'penchant for bad
company, ns shown by his desire . tongain go
to Washingt o ° .
, They have n very free and easy way of ean;_
ducting:elections in CalitOrnia. When Iwent
to.the polls to vole, I found the election offi=
eel's amusing themselves' by playing seven
up." While I wag - [.here, I heard two pretty.
good things " go elf;" at. least, good for these
dry times.' ono instance, an ardent Le
eompt onite asked another, who was' abollt to
deposit : Kis ballot; hew.he voted ? " Waith - *
wa's the reply,. "1 jilt stick the darned thing
in - at. the window like other folks." The
laughtot which 'folloWed this answer forced
Lecompt on to curtail his que'ries and cocktail
the crowd. In the other .case, tin anti-Le
comptonite, seeing one 'of the opposite party I
give a ticket to a voter, accosted the voter, and
remarked to hint, " You are not . going to vote
that. ticket, are you ?" "Why not ?" asked
the person addressed. "Are yoe in favor of
sending niggers - to-Kansas ?" responded the.
anti-Lecomptonite. "Certainly I am," re-
Plied the elector, "end if there was •a t icket
up in favor of sending the cursed niggers to
11-11, I'd vote it r"t Let's 'kiwi.," shouted
the opponent of shivery - rill Kansas, as he made
for the bilr.
Politics are a nuisance; a necessary evil—
so to speak—like women, lawyers and lunatic
asylums. Without them, the country, which
is periodically in danger, would never be safe.
I Believe polities, more than aught else. tend
to eradicate from 1111L11's nature every honora
ble feeling and every sense of modesty. As
an illustration, I recently noticed a card in a
paper published in one of the middle counties,
in which a inember, , of the übiquitous Smith
family figures as an aspirant for official dig
nity. The ward reads thus : " I have served
one term as Justice of the Peace, and find it
pays pretty well,' unit I think if re-elebted, I
can make it pay better. I therefore offer my
self as a candidate, and solicit the,,votes of my
fellow eiiiiens. G. W..53ta11."
The Smiths have always been noted for can
dor, but. the cool boldness of the above indi
vidual certainly removes the tatter from the
The people and press of California are vast
ly:excited in regard to the recent, duel between
George I'. Johnston, United States COMIOS.-
sinner nt San yraucisco, and N. J. Ferguson,
State Senator from Sacramento. The duel
originated.in_a_ bar-room _brawl,_politicsland
whiskey being. the causes of the tight The
affair might easily have been adjusted, with,
put recourse to arms, had proper parties been
called upon to adjudicate, but it was other:-
wise, and a duel, brutal in its particulars and
disastrolli'iti its results, was the consequence.
The first tire-(-pistols were - the weapons,) was
at ten paces, and without effect. The bar
baronaseconds: then reduced the distance to
nix paces, or less than twenty feet. Two shots
were exchanged at this murderous diutance
. without' injury- to either - party.-- • Ferguson
then offered to discontinue hostilities, to which
,Johnston. replied that a written
apology alone would be accepted. TI
toted Ferguson, and he ordered his s and to
continue loading, until one or both • ies
should fall. .On. the next fire. Ferguson fell,
having received his adversary's bullet in the,
right thigh. fie was then remove:Lover Is
San 'Francisco, Iyhere, on examination, the
bone was -foal to be badly, shattered, and
amputation was resolved upim, but tai this the
patient would not agree. and when told by one
of the attending physicians that the chaSoes
were a thousand to ono against - la recovery
in ease he persisted he replied —''l will take
the one chimes." Thus wonntled, he laid for
several weeks, until it was found mortification
hall set in, when a consultation of medical
men was held, and amputation agreed upon,
at offering the only hope of saving the pa
tient's. life. When this ultimatum was sub
'ratted 'to Ferguson, he Milled in his friends;
.bid them a long farewell, and turning to the
doctors. sitid.-"I am now ready."' Ether was
then administered,'-and Ito never spoke me'fb.
At the termination of the. operation ' it was
found, that. California's' brightest and most
promising spirit had passed agcy. : _ Senator
Ferguson was a young man of brilliant talents,
_anati:Ve of Fennsylvarda, but at an early agni
-'tent to “Springfield, Illinois, where his
'Mother' and other relatives now, reside., fli
were*.fellowed to the grave by the largest - et:111 7
course ever brought together in California.
Johnston, the survivor, has taken a trip on
-board of an U. States Itevenne Cutter.', While
a member of - the Legislature ; he drauglifed,,
and had passed. a :very stringent laWagainst
duelling: : The press of California.s
nious in calling uponthe WM:Tides to arrest
and hold Johneton - responsihkalder the pro-
Aridions•of the'act which owes -its'existente to
. him alone, .. Forgiison's Ist requeiturafffliat
Johnston Should not he prosecuted, and in as
(=dance with tliatite'quest, it is doubtful who;
Cher nuypreseen'tion wip be entered: :When!)
jury of inqueettn - San Franobiea'ha've'fouud
a v e rdict- hint. •• '1 - • - '
TIM tivancompanies,,in the:Feather river.'
near hero, are.not paying, J. understand. Ono
them,,the• Union Clpo Vontp.any, which last.
year realized angh a‘l4anlis'onte amoitut, is loot
piar - 501 - I* - anni - im la advance.
152, 00 If not paid is advance.
paying this season. They have fiumed five
thousand 'feet of the river, at it cost of two
hundred thousand - dollars, find it will• cost
them fifty thousand more to work their claims.
Thin quarter of a mlilion of dollars has been
expended for the purpose of working the bed
of the river until the rainy season, about three
months all told. The cost of the operations
on Feather river this season will probably
amount to more titan a million of dollars, and
It is doubtful-whether any . Of the companies.
will pay expenses. ' • - • "
Our papers are doing a i r-they canto circu
late false impressions in the 01113 i, relative to •
Fraser Hier.- They argue that thtinew mines
are mnproductive, from the foot that no -gold
eamirtgAlown,-whereas-f•hey-are'vrell - nware - •
that the.oon-receipt of gold frem there is-ow- . .
ing exclasifkly to the fact-, that.'there are at
present no-means of - transporting men and
prOvlsionn,to the new gold fields. .When -the
roads, whieli the government in now construct
ing, are completed, Britt:lli Columbia will be
proved to be what it really is—the rioheet and
-most extensive gold ntining country yet dis
covered. ; Yours,: , • .
---• • —COUS-114-10B:•
TOE OLD OAKEN KUCKET
This boandifat and popular song or ballad
is said to ltitVeits origin under the following
eirettnistances, which give it additional inter
SotEiryears ago, when Woodworth, the
printer, and several other 'Old New Yorkers,'
were brother typos'inn. printing office, which
was - situated at the -earner - of Chestnut and
Chambers streets, there were very few places
in the city of New York whore ono could en
joy the luxury of a really good -
Among the few places most worthy Of'Patron.
age, woo an establishment kept by- Mallory,-
on Franklin strept..on or about, the dame - spot ,
-whete 'St. "John's-flail recently stood. Wood
worth: in company with severer Particular
friends, had dropped . in ' at: this
.for the purpose of taking some
brandy and water,'- which Mallory .was fa• •
1110113 for keeping.
The liquei• wile super-excellent, and Wood
worth seemed inspired by it; for after taking
e-4h;utghl he •set - dihr - glags 'Ton - the table.
(remember, reader, ifyou please, that.in those
rare' old times,' a man rarely met a 'friend
white - et - inviting hi.ni to imbibe) and smacking
his lips, declared that Mallory's rue de rie-was
sitperior to any •he had ever tasted. No,'
•said.M.,2you„nro quit onistaken-;--there-was--
one thing ,whlch, in both our estimations, far
surpasses this, in the way of drinking. •.'‘Vhati
- was that?" asked - Woodworth, dubiously::
The draught of pure, fresh spring water that „
we used-to drink from.the old oaken bucket
that.. hung in the well, after our return from
the labors of the field on - a sultry day in•sorm
The tear drop glistened for a moment ,in
Woodworth's eye; True: true Pho replied,
mid soon after quitted the plane. Ile return
ed to the &lice, grasped the pen, and in half
an hour The Old OaICCII Bucket,' ono, df the
most delightful compositions in our languages,
_lYausuati t y, in. manuscript, tube embalmed in
the memories of succeeding generatiqns.
THE OLD * OAK 101 BUCKET
doe'r to We heart are the aconee of my childhood,
When fornlvecollegthins present them to view 1 -
The orchard, the meadow, the deep tangled wild-wood,
Ana every-Jo.ved spot which o'y lutaney knew:
The . wide-spreading pond. and the mill that stood . by It,
no bridge and the rock whore the cataract fell;
The cot of my father. the dairy 'mow near It;
And e'en the rude bucket that hung lu the well
The old oaken bucket, the Iron-bound bucket,
Thu mesa-covered bucket, that hum: In the went
The moss-covored vessel I hail an a treasure;
:For often at noon; whoa 'returned from the fold,
I found it the source of An u quisito pleasure,
The purest and sweetest that nature con .ytod.
now ardent. I seized it, with hands that wore glowing,
Ana quirk to the white pebbled bottom It fell;
Then soon with the emblem of troth uvertiowing,
Aud dripping with coolness, if rose (mut the well ;
The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket"
Thu moss -covered bucket, arose .*rom the well.
Ildw sweet from the green mosey brim to receive it,
As poised to Ae earth It inclined to MY lips I.
Not a full blushhig goblet could tempt Me to leave I%
'though hiled'wlth tho nectar the,filbled god sips,
And.now, far I.o:moved from the loved habitation,
4', The tear of regret will intrusbely swell
As fancy reverts to my hailer's plantation
And sigh for the bucket whieh•haogs in the wall;
The old oaken bucket, thd iron-bound bucket,
The moss-covered bucket, which hangs In his well,
'SLEEPING WITH THE LAND
A friend in Stockbridge, Mass., sends us
the following anecdote -of tiev Zeb, Twicholl,
a Methodist clergymen.in_fnil anCregular
standing, and a member of the Vermont Cow
ference, • , • ~
At one time ho represented Stockbridge in
the State Legislature. Zeb; says our infor.
maw., is.a man offoir talents, both asit preach
er and a latts:6ian In the pulpit he is grave;
soleinn dignified, a thorough systematic ser
monizer, but out of it there is no man living
who is more full of fun and drollery. On ono
occasion he was wending his way towards-the
seat of die Annual Conference of miniaters,in
company with another. clergyman. Passing a
country inn, he remarked to his companion,
-•The last time I stopped at that tavern, I
slept, with the landlord's wiftC.'
In utter amasement hid clerical friend wanted
to know what be Meant.
d mean just what I say,' replied Zeb, and
On went the two traVellers in unbroken silence
until they reached the Conference. In the
early, part of the vession, the Conference sat
with-doors closed for the purpose of transac
ting some private business,. and espeeially to
at tend to the annual examination of each mem
bers private cluiraeter, or rather conduct, du
ring the pant .year. • FoT thls purpose the clerk s
called Zelfs'imine: w.,
. 'boo.; anyone know aught. against the oou
duct'of brother Twiehell during the Past yi4trr
asked Ile BiShop, who was the presiding offi•
'After a moment's silence, Zeb's travelling
companion f 1 . 1 4086 and milli a heavy' heart and.
grave countenanee, said•he felt he had a duty
to perform, one that he owed to,God, and the.
church, and to himself. He must .therefore
discharge it. fearlessly. though trembling: Ho
then related what Zeb had told him whilepass
ing the taverti:how heslopt with:the landlord's'
The grave body of ministers were struck ns
with a thunderbolt although a few smiled and
looked•lirot at Zeb, then upon the Bishop,
knowiugly,. for they knew_ better than t.he
ON the character of the accused.
Tli6 Bishop-called upon brother T. and
askud-bitn lOtitt-los had-to to ---
so 'serioaka eliarge. Zeb arose and said. • •
I did the deed! I never lie P '
Then pausing. with an awful seriousness, he
proceeded With slow And
"There was one litile cireumetanee,
or, connected with the - .affair, I iliffiforiiame
to the brother, May not. have 'much Weight
- with the Conference, .but although it maybe
deemed of trilling importance, I will:state it.
oltipt with the landlord s wife, as. I
„teldthe btotheo kept the tavernt — iiial!",
The kng and trenbled countenances
ed t - a titter followed,- and Outmost name on
the roll was eallinl; , " , •
Wetr..4llek. hoW's'your'brother iket ,
ting•on tleiskAiniq,s?" : ".olll first•rate..' 'Got
a start in the Wurld—ntarriird,•a with
elaikchildren.r. A O
• retty sizeibie stall, that.