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Ala—. t Lucy Limy."
When Rood was ■ bahy,
They milted that I would tell
A name for the little lady,
And I called her Ros■bel.
Take your time, Mao Rosa.
Take your time, ells. Roma,
And learn your lesson well
Now Rnsa's like her namesake,
That In the garden grows,
And when she blooms to more shape,
Oh how she'll plague the beaux
But take your time, Miss Rosa,
Take your time, Miss Rosa,
And watch the fellows well.
Bar soon they'll come a courting,
And wondrous thing they'll tell:
Oh, how their hearts are doatlng
On pretty [Wankel.
But take your time, Miss Roam,
Take your time. Miss Rosa,
No matter hat they tell.
They'll say that you are losing
The morning of your life,
And that you should be choosing
To be soinebudy's wife.
But take your time, Miss Roma,
Rosa, Rosa bel ;
Take your time, Miss Rosa,
No matter what they tell.
And 0, they will be sighing,
'to prove their passion true,
And vow that they are ‘l3
But just to Lye with you.
Bo take your time, Miss Rosa,
Rosa, Rosabel ;
Take your time, Miss Rosa,
No matter what they tell.
But. while the rose is blooming..
N. body minds the thorn ;
Yet don't be too presuming.
For soon the bloom le gone.
Don't overstay, Miss Rose,
Your time, Slue Rosabel;
To wane your roses, Rosa,
I. oot to menage well.
But while your cheek k blooming,
And many you command,
On Porno one be bestowing,
At once your heart and hand,
For that's the way, Miss Rosa
That's the nay, Miss Rosa,
To wear your roses well.
OF THIS SACRAMENTO
PROSPERO. ' Farr encounter
Of two moat rare affections.' Tempest
"Would that the Californian character were as
lolly us the Californian mountains !" exclaimed
extending myself almost breathless upon tho
loftiest summit of the chain which edges the Sac
"Not so," returned my friend, quietly; 'it would
be too hard to climb.'
Harry South w 134 one of those men who reveal
to their intimate friends a marked peculiarity of
character. There are many such; all indeed may
be really so, for every man convinces those who
know him best that he possesses a true and full
individuality; but, more than any other of my
acquaintance, my friend managed to mask a
a dreamy poetical imagination and a glowing heart
under the appearance of a mere fashionable and
high-spirited man of the world. His wealth and
connections in society of course secured him the
position of a gentleman. Nobody suspected him of
being a poet; yet though he never wrote lines, he
always thought poetry. Between the ages ef fif
teen and twenty-th.we he served in the navy as
midshipman and lieutenant, and then left the pro
fession to succeed to a valuable estate, and consult
his own pleasure by travelling as a gentleman at
case. At Verb!' Buena I first met him, and our
acquaintance soon warmed into friendship; so that
before many days passed, we found ourselves travel.
ing together on a half-hunting, half-exploring ex
pedition along the beautiful Valley of Sacramento.
Every hour revealed Borne new trait in his intense
character. A peculiar freshness, not of inexperience,
but the vivid glance that never dulls by often look.
ing, seemed to form his ideas upon ever subject,
and made especially delightful our conversation
upon the most delightful of all topics, love and
woman's heart. Hitherto untouched by the gentle
passion, lie had set up for himself an ideal model,
not moulded, as he was wont to exclaim, after any
form of material clay, but one which rose within
his mind in dim yet lustrous beauty, like a trans
lucent mist before the dazzling sun. Such a char.
actor he conceived to be Miranda, in The Tem
pest,' and looked upon it as a lovely vision, never to
be realized, yet ever before him with delicious,
tantalizing presence. Indeed, so often did he
rhapsodize upon Miranda,that before two days had
elapsed I became heartily sick of my friend's hob.
by, and sought every occasion to draw him out on
other things. In this way we arrived at the edge
of that immense valley, and ascended the loftiest
mountain to catch a far view of the scenery around
" Yes," said Harry, "it would be too hard to
climb. Yon are ambitious, and can never be
stationery ; you must either move onward or else
THE COLUMBIA SPY.
keep out of sight. If I were disposed to compli
ment, I might say, so is the sun; but the source of
light would be degraded by comparison with a
merely ambitious man. For my own part,l would
simply 'take the goods the gods provide me,' and
glide through a happy life, in cultivating, not so
much my , partical acres,' for I confess myself no
farmer, as my own heart. The little society I
would have must be associates, not rivals nor infe.
riors. But you would struggle, and prefer rising
above the ignorant weak to being surpassed by the
educated strong. This is your country. The Cali.
fornians are too indolent to strive with an energetic
men, and will quietly allow him to ride over them,
provided he is not rough shod. They have all the
pride c.".l.F.aniards, half the quick intellect of French.
men, and more than the terrible revengefulness of
Italian bravo. At the same time, the laziest Turk
that breathes through life in a cloud of smoke,
would open his eyes at these lumps of Californian
clay, forever sleep. Look from this monntain.top,
and say, are they worthy of their country ? The
air, that breathes delicious health through others'
veins, enervates them. These noble mountains
that we love to dime with soul as well as body,
only arouses in them a lazy horror of the trouble
some ascent, as they stand below, dully gazing up
ward. But, by Heaven! there is one below us who
is not gazing upward in dullness ! That attitude
is entreaty and dispair itself."
I sprang to my feet and looked over the edge of
the mountain. Beginning at the spot where we stood
en almost perpendicular precipice seemed to slide
down full six hundred feet, and then another peak
ruse aloft, leaving between a little valley with
about fifty yards of loose rocks, garlanded with ver
dure. At that moment I did not notice a rude hunt.
ing.lodge ita the middle; my attention was wholly
fastened on two human beings in that remote place.
One of them was very tall, gigantic even, for a
Californian, and his herculean limbs, arrayed in
the hunter's finery of his nation, bespoke him at
once a dangerous neighbor in time of feud. At his
feel, in an attitude of exquisite suffering, kneeled a
young girl, lovely even in the distance; acid i c
truthful was her posture, that wo almost fancied we
heard a pleading voice, broken with sobs and tears.
Yet the hunter stood savage and immovable, look
ing contemptuously on her for a moment, and then
turning away, he walked awifty out of the ravine.
"There is something here for us to do," said
Harry, firmly and rapidly. His words roused me
from a gaze of wonder at that singlet pantomime,
end hastily exchanging glances, we seized our rifles,
and descended the mountain in silence.
Some hours passed before we could force our way
through the thick underwood down the more gently
sloping side, or skirt along the base. Even then
there was great difficulty in searching for the oar.
row gorge. At last, however, we found ourselves
near the cabin of the hunter, but our steps were
delayed a moment by a huge dog, the Cerbertis of
these regions, which rushed upon us with a howl
that sounded as if the triple.headed monster of old
bad opened with every throat at once. Our busi
ness did not allow of such obstacles, and a shot
from one of our revolvers soon stretched him upon
the grass. We entered the lodge. In one corner
sat the fair suppliant we had seen before, hiding
her face in her hnnds, and moaning to herself that
most mournful of all Spanish exclamations: "Ay
de mi! ay de mi!" She had evidently mistaken
our shot for the return of the Californian hunter.
Harry spoke a few words of encouragement, but at
the first sound of a strange voice she started up
with an instinctive scream, and then, to our utter
amazement, clasped each of us in her arms with a
shower of tears, and a broken cry of half-hysteric
We drew back at this strange reception, but at
the next instant would have surrendered a year of
our lives to he in that delicous embrace again.—
Strange that we did not feel it at the time, but
when the first astonishment wore off, there lingered
the idea of a sensation that we might have felt and
remembered to the day of our death. But the girl
evidently did not intend to repeat the salutation.
She stood wondering at her repulse as much as we
did afterward, but with better reason. It was a
common and innocent token of friendship among
the warm, open-hearted sex of her country, and
she, poor thing, saw a friend in every stranger at
that time. She seemed about seventeen, and her
form exhibited a rare mingling of grace and volup.
tuous symmetry that I had before deemed impossi.
ble. All California senoritas possess the latter, but
it is united with a spreading luxuriance of limb
that form a magnificent contrast to the sylph-like
airiness of some other climes. Here, however, the
two were so connected that it seemed hard to know
to which class of beauty she belonged. At that
time, indeed, no critical thought entered my head;
I saw before me only the Californian glancing her
dark eyes on us in fearful hope, and wondered that
I had ever thought the phrase t , billowy bosom" an
extravagant expression. She came forward again,
and taking a hand of each, pressed them between
her own, saying inquiringly, and with inexpressible
softness of tone : ss Amigos ?" Then, without
waiting for an answer, she hurried on. Her
father, she said, was a wealthy planter near the
Sacramento river, herself his only child. A young
man, the companion of her youth, had been con.
victed of a capital crime and sentenced to death;
but a few days before the execution he had escaped,
and was supposed to be lurking near the mountains.
He had once been an unsuccessful suitor for her
love, and hiaflight relieved her from the load of fear
she had always felt of his character and designs.—
But, two days since, she extended her evening
walk too far, and suddenly the outlaw stood in her
path! He stopped for no vain entreaties; they would
be useless; but placed her behind him on a swift
mustang, and fled for his home in the mountains.
No pause or rest was allowed; in one day they
AND LANCASTER AND YORK COUNTY RECORD.
COLUMBIA, PA. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1847.
crossed the valley, and stopped at last before his
cabin. Here he lifted her from the horse, faint
with terror, fatigue and hunger,and leaving a saiage
bound as her keeper, he had just started forth with
his rifle in search of game. She told this brief
story simply and artlessly, as if conscious that
words were not wanted to color the deed; and then
dropping our hands, still in her beauty and distress.
Excited as I myself was, I involuntarily started
at the first word of Harry South. His usually
calm exterior changed into an expression of terrible
meaning, and even then I saw that something
more than mere compassion and anger agitated
my friend. What he said was broken, and evi.
dently came struggling up from his !malt. He
promised her protection and sate return, and with-
out wasting words, urged an immediate departure.
We turned to go, and our eyes fell upon the gigan.
tic form of the hunter, terribly lacerated, and drip.
ping blood, as lie leaned against the doorway for
support. He appeared hardly able to stand ; but
the dull, glassy look of faintness in his eye seemed
to surround a fierce gleam of foiled malice. A
fearful contest was going on between his wounded
body and the unconquered will of his soul. The
latter prevailed for a moment, as with an actually
blazing eye, he rushed, toward us, raising aloft his
clubbed rifle. The blow was easily warded off,
and the exhausted desperado fell.
Never did I fully appreciate the womanly loveli.
ness of Clara, holding the head of dying Marmion
to her breast, until I saw the young girl strive to
raise her enemy and staunch his wounds. We
soon found that lie was not dead ; and having care
fully deposited him upon a rude couch, the perplex
ing question arose, "What is to be done?" He
deserved nothing at our hands Lut death, yet coin.
mon humanity forbade us even to leave him in that
dangerous condition. We therefore remained there
full four days, while he was balancing between life
and death. The cause of his wounds we could not
then inquire, though they were evidenly received
in close fight with some wild beast. During this
time, I acted as hunter and purveyor of food; the
Californian, of course. was the nurse; and Harry,
equally of course, elected himself surgeon.
From what the hunter afterwards said, it appear.
ed that he had wandered some distance up the
mountain in search of wild sheep or '• broad-horns,"
and suddenly found himself in close vicinity to a
grizzly-bear; almost the only animal which the
bold western hunter tears to meet. It is nearly
impossible for one to kill it; rifle-balls bury them.
selves in its body, and seem but to increase its
ferocity. Knowing that the eye wan the only part
open to mortal wound, he calmly waited until the
fierce monster was just about to rush upon him,
and then fired with deliberate aim. Vain hope!
The bear moved a little at that instant, and received
the bullet in its thick skull. It was staggered at
first, but instantly recovering itself, it. seized the
hunter in a terrible embrace. Nothing but his
calmness of nerve saved him then. Torn and
breathless as he was, while the monster's hot breath
was yet upon him, and the foam ground from those
frightful jaws flew into his face, he drew the long
slender dagger, worn by Californians for a hunting
knife, and applying it with steady grasp to the eye,
drove it suddenly up to the haft. Both full together
but that deadly thrust had saved him. The animal
struggles were short, and the hunter arose, fearfully
mangled bat still alive. He tottered back as well
as he could, and arrived only to find new enemies
in his own home.
At the end of four days the question, " What
shall we do ?" was as perplexing as ever. The
hunter was fast recovering; too fast indeed for own
wishes, for we could not expect him tranquilly to
relinquish his prize; and it was accordingly deter
mined by the council of peace to leave him secretly
after placing within his reach provisions enough to
last him several days. The next morning saw us
fit e leagues distant.
During the journey, I had few opportunities of
learning the character of onr fair companion. She
was mounted on the same mustang which had car
ried her before, and Harry walking by her side,
kept up incessantly a low-toned conversation, so
that I took the hint and lcd the way. At the close
of the first day we bivouacked in true hunting style,
and making up a hasty couch for the California
girl, laid ourselves upon the soft moss in silence. I
was just falling into a gentle doze, when a. single
word from my friend awoke me.
"That you have found your tongue at last.l—
"Why, I never thought to ask her name."
"Perhaps I can inform you."
"You! Flow did yon learn it? What is it?"
exclaimed he, eagerly rising.
"What can it be, but—Miranda ?" said I, mis
"No more of that, Hid!" he replied with many
a blush. "But yet," added he, more earnestly,
"she is Miranda in truth. In a few words she un
veils her whole soul. So innocent, so child-like,
and yet so womanly. I could say to her with Fer.
-"nu. many a lady
I have eyed with best regard; and many a time
The harmony of the tongues bath Into bondnge
Brought my too diligent ear, for aeveral virtue■
Have I liked several women ; never any
With so full a soul, but soma defect in her
Did quarrel with the noblest grace she owned,
And put it to the foil; but you, 0 you,
So perfect and so peerless, are created
Of every creature's best."
Her beauty and distress more than interested me
first, and since that—why should I not confess ill—
our conversation has showed mo a fresh, noble soul,
and has actually, not, as I was about to say, made
a fool of me, but a wise and happier man."
" Ha ppier! I may congratulate you, then. But
her old lover, he will of course recover, and he is a
Californian. The stab in the dark."
"True; but c, Californian practices gratitude as
well as revenge. I hardly know which he feels
towards us. We probably saved him from a ling.
ering death, but at the same time robbed him of
something more than life. Let us mention him no
more. Ile is a dark shadow in my, path, but
thank heaven ! behind rne. I fear him not. Strange
that I never thought to ask her name!"
With this soliloquy, he turned over and went to
The second day gave me no better opportunity
than the first for examining more minutely into the
character of our fair friend. Harry was still her
constant cavalier, and I sometimes fancied that his
treatment in excluding me might be aptly termed
by the same word. But situated as he was, it was
a point of honor to give him exclusive possession of
her company, especially as we expected soon to
reach her home. Still,as I occasionally glanced back,
and marked her free, artless bearing, or heard the
musical murmur of her laugh, I could hardly help
envying Harry, and his place by her side. To•
wards the close of the afternoon we left the valley
and ascended the first bill beyond. When the
summit was gained, a faint outcry of joy from our
companion, as she pointed towards a large hacienda
about a half a mile distant, showed that she recog
nized her home. We stopped and were almost in.
stantly seen by a straggling slave, who ran to the
hacienda, and in a few moments, a gray-headed old
man spurred toward us at full speed, with a crowd
of servants following him.
"My father !'•
" You have another friend to welcome," said a
deep voice at our side, and the tall form of the out
law stepped from behind, a rock.
"I have waited for you here," he continued, with
singular calmness. " Your companions I might
have waylaid and shot down before this, but they
once spared and even saved my life, when I expect
ed death from them. I cannot recover you without
injury to them, and now, at this our last meeting,
I come with one request. By the memory of our
childish days, by the depth of my love for you, grant
it! Let me see yeti alone for the last time '' -for-
I hesitated; but
"lt cannot bc, Herman," murmured faintly by
the girl, and "It must nut be," more authoratively
from Harry South, decided the mutter.
"Then what I have to say, I will say before wit-
Ile paused, and his fingers worked convulsively
upon the barrel of the rifle on which he was leaning.
"Why have I left my retreat and followed you
thus, while fever ran in my veins, and my wounds
opened at every step? Need I tell you? 'Tis the
same cause that curbed my proud nature in boyish
days; the same that drove me forth, the same that
gained you but to lose all. Need I tell you now?
You shrink, and wall you may. Forgive me ; the
days of violence have passed, and you will seek
peace from another. I must not live to see this ; I
have come now to bid you farewell, and to termi•
nate the existence which torments me. Farewell!
I commend yon to the Holy Virgin."
He held his open hand toward her a moment,
then suddenly raised his rifle and fired. I caught
her in my arms, dead!
A maddened scream actually convulsed my friend.
He instantly recovered himself, and with frightful
slowness presented his rifle and deliberately covered
the outlaw's heart.
'Fire!" cried he, baring his breast; you save
roc from self•murdcr, which would be hateful to
God, and in her sight!"
"No," replied Harry, lowering his weapon," thou
Satan of fallen angels, I will not murder you.—
Wounded though you are, you shall have art equal
chance for life, but we cannot both live. Imagine
the ground to be duly measure•:," he added with a
mocking, ghastly smile.
He took a pair of pistols from his belt arid hand
ed me one. I received it mechanically, and gave
at to the Californian. They stood opposite each
other. I counted, arid at the last word there was a
The outlaw held his pistol in the same position
as before. He tottered, and pressing one hand upon
his bosom, staggered to the body of his victim.
" Let me die here, by her side!" he cried as he
fell. Then looking up to Harry with a horrible
smile, "It was a poor shot, I thought you were a
better marksman." He raised the pistol to his
head and pressed the trigger.
Though years have passed, I never can forget
that scene; the body of that lovely being, stretched
beside her gigantic lover; my noble friend gazing
on them with life-long agony in his, look, and in
the distance, a gray-haired father hastening to his
A CAPITAL JOH.E.—The Lord Chancellor of Ire
land having made an appointment to visit the Dub
lin Insane Asylum, sepal red thither in the abacnce of
the chief manager, and was admitted by one of the
keepers, who was waiting to receive a patient
answering the description of Sir Edward. Hu ap
peared to be very talkative, but the attendants
humored him, and answered all his questions. He
asked if the Surgeon General had arrived, and the
keeper answered hint that he had not yet come, but
that he would be there immediately. " Well," said
he, " I will inspect some of the rooms till he ar
rives." Oh, no," said the keeper, "we could not
permit that at all." " Then I will walk for a while
in the garden." said his lordship, " while I am
waiting for him." ' We cannot let you go there
either," said the keeper. •' What!" said he, "don't
you know I ant Lord Chancellor 7" "Sir," said the
keeper," we have four more Lord Chancellors here
already." He got into a great fury, and they were
beginning to think nt a strait waistcoat for him,
when fortunately the Surgeon General arrived.—
" Has the Chancellor arrived yet 7" asked 130 The
man burst out laughing at him. arid said, "Yes,
sir, we have him safe; but he is by fir the most
dangerous patient we have."
A Pnoriteress.—The Cherokee Advocate of the
12th ult., gives a candid account of a young
prophetesir who has sprung up among the Creek
Indians nut West. She throws ou • Kinney (our
Biloxi prophet) altogether into the shade. Is it not
likely that she has been magnetized by !cone young
brave who posseasses the power of cnirroyance.
without being aware of it?
In these latter days (says the Advocate) there
has appeared a remarkable " prtiphetess," in the
person of a young girl of the Creek nation. She
lives a few miles from Fort Gibson, and we have
great reports of the sensation and moving she has
caused En the "dry bones;' around her. We can
not pretend to relate all the marvellous things we
have heard of her sayings and doings—it would
require to do so greater faith and more time than
we have to bestow on such a subject. Suffice it,
then, that the person alluded to is about fifteen
years of age, of Creek descent, illiterate, and not
remarbable in former days for any qualities rf
mind that would distinguish her above many other
countrywomen. About three months ago, while
engaged in some household duties, she uttered a
scream and fell senseless. Her friends supposed
that she was dead, and made ready to bury her ;
but after remaining in that state for several hours,
she gave signs of life and gradually regained her
strength. She had been in a trance, and when re
vived gave a lucid account of her intercourse with
the spirits of the upper world—of all that she saw,
of all that was told her, and of certain events
which should come to pass. She has been in the
same state once or twice since, and professes to
have had communion with the Saviour of men,
whose wounds open and bleed afresh upon the
perpetration of every wicked act committed here
below; and who has taught her the words of a
sweet song, which she sings with great beauty and
effect. She has predicted one or two deaths which
have come to pass, and told, from her own feel.
ings, of a murder, et the very time it was com
mitted at a distance of several miles from home.
She has also purchased her burial clothes, foretold
at what time her death would take place, and Ger.
lain signs which would then be seen, and from
which the world could judge of the sincerity of
her professions and the truth of her revelations.
People from all sections are flocking to see her,
and as she goes off' again to-day, for the last time
but one, it is said that an immense crowd will visit
her. There are many who consider her ease a re.
mar kable one, and who, believing in her inspiration,
have become alarmed, and forsook the errors of
' These are some of the accounts we have heard
of this modern prophetess, whom every body should
visit—those who have some knowledge of such
things, to visit what may be, perhaps an interesting
ease in medical science, and those who are ready
to he led away by every windy doctrine, to see
what shadows they are, to have something wonder.
ful to talk about, and to become frightened into a
proper course of life, if they cannot be reasoned
and persuaded into it.
EXTRAORDINARY COORAOL.—On the 3d ult.,
youth about 18 years of age, son of a gentleman
well known in Manchester, proceeding along the
Newbury road, when he was either met or over
taken by a dog which bit tho littlo finger of his left
hand, he immediately made after the dog, which
bore every appearance of being in a rabid state,
and killed it; then remembering the fatal conse
quences from the bite of a mad dog, and thinking
he might have imbibed the hydrophobic poison, he
deliberately took out a pen knife and cut off the
finger by the firs: joint. After this he went to the
office without taking any farther notice of the mat
ter, and went about his usual business without giv.
ing inclination to any one what had happened. At
last, however, a quantity of blood which oozed from
the wound led to the detection, whence he was sent
to Mr. Jordon, surgeon, of Bridge street, who on
examining the extremity, found it necessary to am
putate the finger at the second joint. This the
youth bore with the some indifference as he did the
pain which he must have caused himself whilst
practising the surgical art upon his own person ;
the operator in the latter case declaring he bad
never before met with a patient who showed such
great indifference to pain. After the operation was
over he went to business as usual.
EXTRAORDRYARY FEATURES IN TIIE GEC/T.OOT OF
KERGUELEN Isla VD.—On the south side of the
harbor is the extraordinary rock noticed by Cook,
which forms so conspicuous an object in his accu•
rate drawing of this place. It is a huge mass of
basalt mnch more recent than the rock on which it
rests, and through which it seems to have burst in
a semi•tluid state. It is upwards of five hundred
feet thick, and rests upon the older rock at an ele.
vation of six hundred feet above the level of the
sea; and it was between these rocks of different
ages that the fossil trees were chiefly found, and
one exceeding seven feet in circumference was
dug out and sent to England. Some of the pieces
appeared so recent that it was necessary to take it
in your hand to be convinced of its fossil state, and
it is most curious to find it in every stage, from
thct of charcoal lighting and burning freely when
put in the fire, to so high a degree of silicification
as to scratch glass. A bed of shale, several feet in
thickness, which was found overlaying some of the '
fossil trees had probably prevented their carboniza
tion when the fluid lava poured over them. A still
more extraordinary feature in the geology of this
island is the numerous seams of coal, varying in
thickness from a few inches :o four feet, which we
found embeded in the trap rock.
Cattle are now exported from Michigan. A
large drove recently left Marengo, Calhoun County
for New York. A few years ago cattle were driven
into Michigan from the States of New York and
[WHOLE NUMBER, 904.
A Si WEL. OF A LerrEnwarrca.—The Louisville
Journal thus serves up one of his contemporaries in
"He is the rascal, who, a few years ago, acted as
the Cincinnati correspondent of the Louisville
Journal and Penn's Louisville Advertiser, writing
Whig letters for the one, and Locofoco letters for
the other. In one case the scoundrel wrote to the
Journal theta certain state election would certainly
go in favor of the Whigs, and, at the same wrote
to the Advertiser that it would certainly go for the
Democrats; and, after the election was over, be
wrote to the Journal that it actually lied gone for
the Whigs, and at the same time to the Advertiser
that it actually lied gone for the Democrats!!!
We detected the villain and at once exposed him
and dismissed him from our employment. He is
just fit for the -- uses, and the - ie just
fit for his.,
The New York Courier des Etats says that Mr.
Glaty, of that city, has a child, which affords an
example of the freaks of nature, as follows:—The
child is hardly 22 months old, and 30 inches in
height. Recently it grew five inches in three days,
and then, after twelve days' intermission, it grew
four inches in a week. /team Courier is informed,
by M. Legrand, the French physician who attended
it, it is the most cttrious phenomenon ever observed;
most rapid growth known being three inches in
eight days. We add with regret that this abnor
mal development has exhausted the strength of the
child, which is reduced to ouch estate that the cir
culation of the blood can be seen in its veins. It
lives only by the nursing it receives, and they des
pair of raising it.
" My brethren and friends," said a preacher out
West, " it is necessary to make a great demonstra
tion. We live in an age remarkable for mighty
inventions, not the least of which is the patent pill
which my eldest brother has given to the world.
It is the most astounding, wonderful invention that
his ever-gifted genius has conferred upon the world;
it is the greatest benefit of the species. From
motives of pure philanthrophy I have put a few in
my pocket, which you can have at the close of the
service at a dime a box."
An Illinois Lawyer defending a thief, wound up
his speech to the jury in behalf of his injured client
with the following rousing appeal: "True he w-as
rude—so air our bars. True he was rough—su air
uur bafTalers. But he was a child of freedom, and
his answer to the despot and the tyrant was, that
his home was in the bright setting sun,"
ABDICATION OF KINGS AND EMBERORB.—Tbrough.
out the history of Europe there never existed sim
ilar examples of so many sovereigns threatening to
resign their thrones as at the present moment. No
fewer than three or four potentates are declared to
entertain serious intentions of abdicating their
power and authority.
nig is good news. Tim time is coming when
birthright crowns will have to go a begging for
beads. The poor creatures who have become tired
of their sceptres, are the Emperor of Russia, the
King of the Belgians, and the Prince of Orange.
31ATHEMATICAL PRODLE3I9.-V2O Reward to the
person who will first give all the magic variations
to a square of 16 cells, containing the natural num•
hers from 1 to IG, by a general form.
$25 Reward to the person who will place the
numbers from 1 to 36 inclusive in 36 cells in the
form of a magic square, so that 4, when anywhere
taken in the form of a square shall amount to one
nine part of the sum of all the numbers, viz: 74
one ninth of latch:o9.l2.omila: divided by 9. This
square anciently represented the sun. Who dares
to crack the seal. C. P. SEW'rON.
Newark, .N. J. Sept. 4.
4. , l INw~~~
Ether has been applied to vegetables by a cele
brated professor of natural sciences in Switzerland.
the object, to test the effects of either on vegetable
life and sensitiveness. The results of his experi
ments have been communicated in a memorial to
the Academy of Sciences of the canton of !hue,
and these go to prove that vegetables aro as suscep-
tible of the effects of ether as are animals.
JKWA ix AFRICA.—The Jewish Igtelligeneer
'totes, that a considerable number of Jewish mer
chants reside and carry on an extensive traffic in
Timbuctoo. The great diffictihy of intercourse
with which is want of water, whilst convoying
goods on camels in bokes lined with lead within
and covered with skins without to preserve the con
tents from the excessive heat. The Timbuctoo
Jews travel to Socham, a town in the Sahara des
ert, thirty.six days tram Mogadore, every spring,
and arc dark complexioned, but not black. They
use the same prayers as the Portuguese Jews, and
dress like Moors, only wearing a black cap.
A pamphlet of forty two pages has recently been
published, giving an account of Dr. John Williams,
who lately died at Brattleboro, and who is general
ly supposed to hare been the • celebrated robber,
Captain Thonderbolt. It contains the confession
of Michael Manion., or Captain Lightfoot, the com
panion of Thunderbolt. The opinion strengthens
that Wilson was really the noted Thiiuderbolt.
What a glorious world this would be if all the
inhabitans could say, with - Shakspear's Shepherd,
"Sir, lam a true laborer. I earn that I get; get
that I wear; owe no mon hate; envy no man's
happiness; glad of other men's good; contented
with my ann.".
As the dove will clasp its wings to its aide. and
cover and conceal the arrow that is preying on ita
vitals. so in the nature of woman to hide from the
world the pangs of wounded affectious.
Men, like books, base at each end a blank leaf,
childhood and old age.