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EBENSBMG, THURSDAY, 1BRUARY 24, 1858.
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attention must be post paid. A. J. 111IEY.
HE WANTS A WIFE.
lie wants a wife, and she must be
A model of 'propriety ;
A brilliant pattern wise, discreet,
A center where all virtues meet ;
(.JooJ-tempered, just, and always kind
As warm of heart as pure in lniud ;
Devoted tender, gentle, fair ;
Accomplishments' d culture rare ;
Low-voiced, refined, with every grace
Au angel half, in form and face ;
A sweet, harmonious, charming thing.
At his command to weep or sing.
lie wants a wife ! we'll advertise it :
Couse it to wed his friends advise it !
Ha wants a wife, with modest look,
Whose heart is like :t costly book,
Which he is proud and glad to own
Which can I e read by him alone :
He wants her slender, too, and tall.
And fair as woman since the Fall ;
Her eyes it matters not their hue
He worships black adores the blue ;
Herhir must, with her loving eyes.
Agree in shade, or compromise.
He wants her sensible and mild
In form a woman heart a child :
He wants a wife to love him blindly.
A partner he can govern kiudly.
He wants a wife for neatness noted
For taste unquestionably quoted :
With whohtsome pride a very little
Of self conceit no jot nor tittle ;
A harmless, guiltles vanity
Hell not object to. if if bu
A soft desire that he should praise her
Indeed, in his esteem 'twould raise her :
He wants her to have youth anil health ;
He wants her to have beauty, wealth ;
He wmts a careful, prudent wife.
To shire the nameless ills of .life
Jo will but his may ever answer "
A downright "yes" not "if I can sir!"
An Important Measure. .
J. A. F euros, Esq.. a member of our State
Legislature from Armstrong county, from the
Judiciary Committee, on the 2'Jth of January,
reported the following bill :
AN ACT t carry out in good faith the provisions
of the Constitution of the United States, and
to encourage and promote friendly and frater
nal feelings among the citizens of the repub
lic. In view of the gjcat and multiplied blessings
which have Ho wed to us under our Federal Con
stitution, and with a sincere and ardent desire
to cherish and maintain it in its letter and spirit
on 1 in all its iarts, and to recognize and cultivate
those friendly and frater'l feelings and courtesies
which should ever pervade and actuate the citi
tens of all our sister States, therefore.
Section i. lleil enactr.d by the Senate and
lluuse of Representatives of the Comtnotucealth of
l'tnnrylvani'i in General Assembly met, and it is
hereby enacted by the authority of the same. That
from and after the passage of this act, it shall
and may be lawful for any person being a citizen
of any of the States of this Union, in which the
institution of domestic slavery is recognized by
law, and also being the owner of a slave or
slaves, and being emigrating to another of the
States of this Union iu which the said institution
of domestic slavery also exists, to pass with such
alnve or slaves through this State towards his
ultimate destination: and such transit including
all necessary and unavoidable detention and de
lavs shall in no case entitle such slave or slaves
to freedom. Provided, That the provisions of
this section shall in no case be taken to apply to
elave dealers, but only to bona fide owners and
tmicrnnts as aforesaid.
Section 2. That it shall be lawful for citizens
of any of the other States in this Union, visiting
in this State for business or pleasure, and re
whining in the same for any period not exceed
ing six months, to bring and retain with them
such domestics as they may deem suitable for
their convenience and comfort, and such as they
might lawfully bold to service in their own
Section 3. That so much of any law or laws
is may he incompatible with the provision of
Una act, be and the same are hereby repealed.
The Old Folks at Hpme.
The St. Louis Intelligencer, syeaking of the
warm-heartedness of the Irish immigrants at the
31' est, and their remittances to their families,
kindred and friends at home, in email sums,
i-They nre the tokens of slow and honest toil
Coined of the sweat of the laborer's brow, and
stamped with the careful economy of many weary
days. -Draft's on England from 1 upwards' so
the agent's notice reads. Only five dollars to
be sent three thousand miles! The first fruits,
perhaps,7of the harvest reaped in the land of
promise. The cluster of grapes, like those pluck
ed of old at Eschol, going hack to assure the
anxious, fainting hearts, still sojourning in the
wilderness, that the spies sent out to see the
new bind, have found not fruit for the mere
plucking, but what is better work to do, and
pood wages for it, and something to lay by,
These slender drafts how much of humble and
genuine romance may not haog around torn of
A RACE FOB LIFE.
A Story or the Karljr Settlement
State tfAtw York.
Forty years ago my father's family settled in
one of the counties of Central New York. All
was a wilderness, wild, grand, beautiful. We
located fifteen miles from the farthest pioneer.
The woods were around us, the tall trees and
the picturesque mountains. . .,.,,
We had opened a space in the forest and a
cabin of that good old time afforded us shelter.
It looked new and comfortable, and its chimney
smoke curled gracefully up and vanished with
the shadows of the forest. The blackened heaps
smoked and crackled, and deep in those wild
wood solitudes the wilderness blossomed and
smiled in the presence of yellow, harvests. A
happy home was there. The birds sang at ear
liest morn, and the deep river near the door mur
mured sweet'y at nightfall. There were gentle
whisperings in the old trees. As they bowed
their Leads in the wind, a holy anthem floated
up from the vast temples where nature breathes
fresh and pure from the baud of God. The wild
flowers bloomed even by the very door sill, and
the deer stopped iu the forest to gaze upon the
smoke of the chimney top.
'Twas a beautiful home in the wilderness!
The spring- brought us neighbors. 'Twas a
great day when a settler came in and purchased I
lanu across me river, lie received a warm wel
come from pioneer hearts, and by the ready a
gency of pioneer hands, a comfortable log cabin
peeped out from the dense woodland of the op
posite bank. I watched the smoke from the
open roof as the sun went down, and eagerly
looked for it the next moruing. But it was not
the smoke that I cared so much about.
I only knew that it euiled upward from the :
fireside where dwelt as beautiful a creature as :
ever bloomed away from the busy world. And
so I watched tlie smoke, and dreamed as I watch
ed the river, until the moon threw down its beau
tiful pathway of shining silver, and listened for
the sound of familiar footsteps. j
Across the river was the home of Carry Ma-'
son. Before the mellow haze of Autumn had
dropped its dreary hue on leaf and stream' 1 had
learned to love her. and to tell her so iu the ttill
moon-light of that hidden home.
The leaves faded and the winter winds swept
through the forest. But we cared little for that
The snow fell thick and fast, but our cabin
homes were bright and our hearts were alive
with happiness ud hope. When the s pring
opened aud the birds returned, we were to be
A winter evening party in a new countrv. '
Did you ever attend one reader? There are
large hearths and open hearts thereto be found. !
Ca' iy and I werejnvited to attend the party ;
a rude juniper" had been built, and iu this we
started. Ten miles were soon passed, and we
found ourselves in as merry and happy a throng '
as ever gathered on a-frpntier. The huge fire
cracked on the wide hearth, and old fashioned
fuu and frolic rang out until a late hour. j
The moon had gone down when we started for .
home, and the snow beg.:ti to fall; but we heed-
ed it not, for we talked fst as the stout horses '.
sped on the forest part. j
Carry grasped my arm and whispered "hist!" ;
The wind shrieked over the tops of the dark '
pines, and 1 laughed at her fears. But she nes
tied closer to my side, and talked with less glee.
In spite of all my efforts, a shadow would creep i
over my spirits.
The road wound among a dense growth of '
pines which shot upwards, and veiled eveu the
sky from our path. The old pines swayed and ;
moaned i the increasing storm, and the snow '
fell fast and thickly. I touched the horse with !
the whip and he moTed briskly through the '
woods. Again Carry grasped my arm. I heard ;
nothing save the storm, aud yet I was startled j
as the horse gave a quick snort and struck into '
a gallop. With a heart full of happiness, I had ;
not yet dreamed of any danger. J
Again the horse snorted in alarm. There ;
was a sound above the storm. I felt my cheek :
grow white aud cold, and the blood rushed quick
ly hack to my heait.
Clear, wild, terrible, it burst out in an un-
earthly howl like a wail from the world of fiends. '
I heard it. Its dismal, heart-chillineechoes had
not died away on the storm, when it was ans
wered from a score of throats.
Merciful God ! a pack of wolves were around
us. Iu those dark woods at night, and the
storm howling overhead, a score of hungry
throats were fiercely yelling at each other ou the
prospect of a feast.
For a moment my senses reeled. But I felt
Carry leaning heavily on my shoulder, and I ar
oused. But what hope was there ? I had no weapon,
and the maddened devils were in the path be
fore and behind us. There was but one chance,
aud that was to push ahead.
This was a slim chance, and I grew sick as I
thought of carry. The quiet cabin and the hap
py hearth at home flashed swiftly through toy
At that moment a dark shadow glided up by
the side of our sleigh, and so wild and devilish
a yell I have never heard since. My flesh crawl
ed on my bones. A cold . shiver ran to my
heart and crept over my head as though the
hairs were standing on end. Two orbs glared
out like demon lights, and I could hear the pan
tine of the eager beast.
Finally grasping the lines and shouting sharp
ly to the horse we shot away.
The horse needed no urging. At the act, that
infernal chorus again burst out in earnest, and
their dark forms leaped in lengthened strides on
either side of us. The speed was fearful, and
yet'the yelling devils kept pace. Turning to
speak to Carry, I saw a dark form leap into the
path, and as we sped ahead his teeth shut with
a vice-like snap, missing Carry, and - stripping
her shawl from her shoulders. With a shriek
she clung to me, and with my arm I saved her
from being dragged out of her seat. ;
I became maddened reekless. I shouted to
the horse now recking with foam. We went on
at a fearful rate. The stumps and trees, and
even places in the road, threatened' every in
stant to wreck our sleigh.
Home was three miles distant. O, for a world
to give for home !
As the road struck the river bank, it turned
shortly almost on the brink- of a fearful preci
pice. - Here was a new danger.. It was a diffi
cult place, aad there was sot only danger of up-
setting, but of being hurled into the river. ,
There ' was a path across this angle of land
where logs had. been drawn out. . It was a mile
nearer this way to a clearing than by the river.
But I durst not attempt it with a sleigh. .
On we sped. That infernal pack, neck and
neck with us, and every now and then jaws shut
ting like steel-traps close to our persons. Once
around that angle and I hoped.
How manly I shouted to the noble "brute.
We neared the tarn in that race for life. " -"-
Heavens! the infernal devils had crossed a
head, and hung iu dark masses. A demon ins
tinct seemed to possess them.- .: ; . -
A few rods more. The wolves seemed to feel
that we had a chance, for they howled more dev
ilish than ever.
- With a sweep the horse turned in spite of me.
The left runuer struck high on the roots of a
pine, and the sleigh swung over like a flash, bu
rying us in the new snow. Away sped the horse
and my heart sunk as I heard . his quick foot
steps dying out towards home.
The maddened pack had followed the horse,
and shot by us as we were thrown out upon the
bank, for a number of rods. - A shriek from
Carry arrested them in their career; in an ins
tant they were upon us. I gave one long, des
ptrate shout, iu the hope of arousing the folks
in the cabius. I had no time to shout again.
Their hot breath burned upon me and their dark
masses gathered around like the shadows of
doom. With a broken limb, I wildly kept them
at bay for a moment, but fiercer and closer sur-
I ged the gnashing teeth. Carry lay insensible
'. ou the ground before me. There was one more
chalice. A stunted pine grew upon the outer
edge of the bank and shot out nearly horizontal
, ly over the river below, full 100 feet from the
Dashing madly in the teeth with my cudgel,
A yelled with the waning energy of despair,
grasped Carry in one arm, and dashed reckless
ly out upon the pine. I thought not of the dan
ger; I cared not. 1 braved one uaugcr to escape
; a greater. 1 reached the branches. I breathed
i freer as I heard the fierce howl of the baffled
I turned my head, and God of mercy! a long
shadow' was ' gliding along on the' trunk' of our
last retuge. Carey was helpless, and it requi
red all the strength of intense despair to bold
uer, -aua itin.nn upon tne slippery trunk. 1
turned to face th wolf; he was within reach of
my arm. 1 t-truck with my fist, aud agaiu those
fearful jaws shut with a suap, as uiy hand
brushed his head. - With a demoniac growl he
fastened upon the shoulder of Carey. Ob ! for
help, for a weapon, for foothold on earth where
I could have grappled with the monster.
I heard the long fangs crouch into the flesh,
and the smothered breathing, as the wolf con
tinued to make sure his holdf Oh, -it-was hor
rible! I beat him over the head, but he only
deigned a muiichiug growl. I yelled, wept,
cursed, and prayed, but the- hungry devil cared
not for curses or prayers. His companions
were still howling and whining, and venturing
out upon the pine. I almost wished the tree
would give way.
The wolf still kept his hold upon Carry.
None can dream how the blood hissed and swept
through my knotted veins. At last, the brute,
hungry for his prey, gave a wrench, and nearly
threw me from the pine. Carry was helpless
and insensible. Even the crunching teeth of
the monster did not awaken her from the death
ly swoon into which she had fallen.
Another wrench was made by the wolf, and
Cany's waist slipped from my aching grasp,
leaving me but the hold upon "the skirt of her
dress. The incarnate devil had released his
hold, but as if aware of the danger beneath, re
tained his grip on the shoulder of Carry.
The end had come ! My brain reeled ! The
long 6ody of the wolf hung downward like a dark
shadow into the abyss, fast wearing out my re- j
maining strength. The blood gushed warmly J
from my nostrils, and lights danced and flashed
across my eyeballs. The overtaxed muscles of
the hand would relax and as instantly close con
vulsively upon the eluding skirt. I heard a tear
ing as if of . etitches. The black mass writhed
and wrenched as if to deepen the hold. A6harp
crackling, mingled with the humming noises at
tny head, and the dress parted at the waist! I
shrieked as I heard the swooping"sound of the
fall of the black devil and his victim, as they
shot down, down into the darkness. I heard
something like the bay of the old house dog,
and the firing of guns and heard no more.
Weeks and months' passed away, before the
fearful debi-ium of that night left me. I re
turned to consciousness in my father's cabin, an
emaciated creature, as helpless as a child. My
youth had passed away, and I was prematurely
old. The raven black locks of twenty years had
j changed to the silvery ones of eighty years of
age. Look nt this arm that clung . to Carry !
It is withered. I have never raised it since that
night. In my dreams I feel again that fearful
night, and awake, covered with the cold clammy
sweat that gathered upon me while on that pine.
The neighing of the horse, as be dashed into
the clearing, had aroused the people at home.-
The empty and broken slehgh told a brief story.
The howling of the wolves arose on the blast,
and with guns and the old house dog, they rush
ed to the scene.
They found me senseless upon the trunk, cov
ered with ilood, and a wolf feeling his way to
wards me. In turning at the sound of their ap
proach, he slipped and went down upon the ice.
Our people looked long for Carry Mason, but
did not find her till next morning. . They then
went down on the ice and found her corpse.
The wolves had not picked her crushed bones
I thank God for that. .
The fall had partially broken the ice, and the
oozing watei had frozen and fastening her long
black hair as it had floated out. The wolf had
not released his death grasp, and his teeth were
buried in her pure, white shoulder. -: - . .
The spring sunshine and birds, and green leaves
had come again, as I tottered out. My sister
led me to a grave on the river's bank-r-the grave
of all my youthful hopes, and all that 1 loved. The
wild flowers were already starting on the sacred
mound. 1 wept over them and blessed them, for
they were blooming over the grave of Carry.
'Sonny, how are wages here?"
"Don't know." . . ' " ' '
'What -doea your- father get on Saturday
nights?' - -"Drank."
A MODEBN PROPHET.
France aud Her Rulers A Story of Lovli
" The; Dublin correspondent of the New York
Courier furnishes the following curious piece of
information, copied from the Belfast Chronicle,
which, as be says, "tells its own 6tory which
reads like a romance a French one, perhaps :
.There lives' in Paris a gentleman, who, in De
cember,' 1847, wrote "can see with perfect
clearness that Louis Philippe, will not be three
months on the throne of France." Louis Pbil
ipe was exiled in February, 1848. That gentle
man wrote shortly after the Presidential election
."This Bonaparte scion is a traitor. Not a
man looks at him but feels the instinct of avoid
ing him as a treacherous man. lie will strike
for the Consulate for the Dictatorship ; and
God knows what will follow." ' He sthcck.
The coup d'etat of December, 1831, tells how
he struck. The same gentleman wrote in March
of 1832 : "The tyrant aims at the empire.
His gaze is fixed upon the crown. Before a year
there will be t revival of the Bonapartean dy
nasty, and the; French will kneel before Napole
on the Third.' -The empire has come. "
' The man who predicted these events is no com
mon man. He thinks and looks around him.
He participatfs in many movements quietly,
and gathers Knowledge which, in our view, no
other man,, at this moment, in or out of Paris,
could find means to acquire. His previous pre
dictions give us confidence in what he states.
In fact we know him, and know that he would
not detail as truth what he did not know to be
true, for he is generally one of the best specu
lative individuals we have ever met.
Well, that gentleman we would give his name
if we were permitted writes the subjoined on
Thursday last, nd all before whom it comes
I can measure its worth, and the amount of cre-
dence to be attached to it from what they have
' already learned. The revalation will seem cu-
i rious to man ; to us it is by no means so, as
,' we are are aware of the sources from which
derives it. That it is true we are convinced,
and that theBritish government are "up" to the
I machination of the French Emperor is evident
I from the revived state of our defences, from the
embodiment of our militia, from the addition to
! our maritime bauds, and from the establishment
i of a Channel Fleet.
' The following is the communication referred
to: r . ' ; '
In secluded part of the wood of Bolougne,- at
a place called Madria, whilome the residence of
Lamartise, is a house surrounded by trees, and
the windows of which are never opened, except
I sometimes at dawn, as if to let in fresh air.
This house, all day, and on many nights, has
the air of beiiuuinnabTted ; but oftentimes at
night there oeme about suspicious looking char
acters, whVtake p their posts in the thickets,
and then abouT twelve or one up come seveial
carriages, with tfie blinds closed down, the porte
cochere is opened mysteriously, they drive in
and the door closes behind them.
What is this place ?
It is the residence of Virginie, la Sabotiere.
This, for many persons indeed, nearly all
is no explanation. But let us enter, one even- ;
ing last week, and perhaps what may be going j
ou may eulighten us. . !
In an apartment sumptuously furnished, is a !
grand supper laid out, resplendent with plate !
and brilliant with lights, and around sit half a
dozen men and as many women, wlio, while sip- j
ping their champagny, are talking animatedly :
of conquest and empire, of. aggressions and ra- ;
"Yes," snysone, striking his fist on the table j
a man with heavy 'moustache, hooked nose
and saturnine, bilious countenances "yes, f
when once I am crowned I will proclaim Je
rorae king of H0lland, and not only proclaim f
him kin but mate him king, while Belgium j
Kilftii roirrn hut fta mv vassaL"
shall reijm but as my vassal.
"Yes, sire," said all but one, whom we shall
"And then King of Rome and Italy, tnd Pro
tector of the Helvetic Confedcratiou shall be no
empty titles they shall be mine."
"But, sire, England ?" observed one gently.
"England, my eternal nightmare ! England,
the assassin of my uncle ! Every step I take I
find her in my way. -Let her take care, perfidi
ous and meddling Albion. Let her beware that
she interfere not, for, as surely as she interferes,
will I land on her shores, and show them that
their island is as easily made a French colony
as was Algiers. They fancy themselves'impreg
nable ; they will find their mistake."
Thus spoke Louis Napoleon in the house of
Virginie, la Sabotiere.
I must now explain who she is, and how he
found himself there, premising that the informa
tion I am giving you may cost me dear, though
I hope no one will aid the Tascally police of Bo
naparte in tracing the author of the news here
given. How I obtained it is a secret of life and
death.' But every word I write is teue. Louis
Napoleon may not carry out his after-supper
boast, but the words were spoken by him.
When Louis Napoleon- Bonaparte was a State
prisoner in Ham he was treated with very great
kindness and consideration. Amongst others
who saw him for different purposes was Virgin
ie, a very pretty girl, daughter of an old sabot
maker in Ham. After a while Louis made pro
posals, they were accepted, and two children
were the result. . These . children he was very
much attached t. . They were provided for, and
sent to first rate schools. On his advent to pow
er, in 1818, the Prince gave Virginie a pension,
and then, in December, 1851, he gave her the
beautiful residence above alluded to. .
With a natural taste for debauchery, resem
bling in character the debauchery of the Regent
and Louis XV., one of the delights of Louis Na
poleon, is an orgy, with plenty of wine and wo
men. In fact, his happiness is a social bcppek,
such as when the Regent and Dubois lived. To
indulge in these at St. Cloud and. the Elysee
would be dangerous and there is a certain amount
of public opinion still alive ; but there was the
cozy little house at Madria, and , that has been
selected by him as the seat of his fnidnight con
ferences on the affairs of the' Empire. Sur
rounded by parasites, pimps and prostitutes,
heated by wine, he tries to rouse himself in thb
way to emulate his uncle. -
Not a dozen persons in Paris, apart from ' his
own clique, know a word of all this. .Bat I have
told it Was I present ? did I net rroeivo the
I report from one who was present ? was the orgy
revealed to a second party, and thcu to me ! are
questions 1 eannot answer.
I give the information as true, exact and his
torical. It may be denied. That will only
prove its truth, as, for a Bonapartist to Bay a
thing to be, is to prove that it is not.
A Few Words to very Young People who think
of Getting Married.
. The old rascal who concocted the following,
deserves to be shut up with a whole regiment of
crying babies, for three consecutive nights." See
what he says, ladies and say if he don't deserve
'Whom the gods lovelie young," sang - the
Roman poet ; meaning that their virtue insured
to them an early immortality. We wish he bad
told us with what particular feeling the gods re
gard those who marry young we mean that pe
culiar class of green horns who no sooner enter
on their teens, but inexorable fate impels them
to self-immolation on the alter of Hymen.
To us there is something especially painful in
witnessing an unsuspecting girl of fifteen reck
lessly sporting on the immediate brink of wed
lock, sacrificing herself to an evanescent senti
ment, and offering to the world the anomalous
Bner.tnrlA rtf n. fhll1-mftttii t TTr mlnrl tin
peen prepared for the event at her boarding
school. She has a tborouch conviction that the
chief end of woman's life is to get married ; and
while she should still be wearing short pettiooats,
she falls bitterly in love with some simpleton
who "reciprocates ber affection," and selfishly
robs her of those veara which shouTd h th
brigWst and most joyous of her existance. In
a few weeks Charles discovers that it is a most :r " . ""-J relieve tnat in munv of
unreasonable thing that he should be expected 1 e ca9eB abdicated upon in our ciimiEsi
to give up the young bachelor pleasures to which COHTt9 ',Ht w,lu Pjury. the absence of wit
he has been accustomed, and that it is a bore ' f,658,93 i fe"of Pmc-Btricken jurors, and
to be always accompanied by a wife to a place of .e Dlunder8 oT those who conduct the prosecu
amusement. Julia begins to suspect that she is D fubstanti justice is administer.
neglected; and. then commences n series of
snaps which every one of our married readers
will of course know how to appreciate. Julia
confides her Borrows to her mother, who gene-
rally will be eilly enough to luterfere, and fan
pettishuet-s into decided ill temper, to subside
only when both parties are wearied of hostilities
and each other, or when the habit of costant in
tercourse has soothed the asperities of hymenial
bondage, and a kind of resignation takes the
place of love. : .
Suppose they are poor, and that Charles with
out means, has to support his wife.. We have
seen some lamentable cases of this kind, and
have remarked that these precious couples are
generally people of very weak- constitutions,
with au equal tendency to scrofula and suscep
tibility. To what a merry life has their weak
ness condemned them ! A delicate girl of seven
teen, wLo.has ruined her health and prevented
the natural development" of her" bodily "powers
by yielding to a sentimental whim, immores
herself in the small bed-room of a city boarding
house, passing her best days in nursing a sickly
little something, that looks very much like a
skinned ribit in the first t-tajre of a human ine-
tempsychosie, but which, if it survives, will be
palmed upon the world as a free and independent
citizen. All day long she devotes herself to
soothing the puling small "heh" of immortality,"
when she ought to be free as air for the next five
years, laying the foundation of a healthy life,
and gaining her natural growth by proper exer
cise careless and uutrameled. The husband
a sad lookiug, pale little gentleman invariably
returns 'home from his employer's store at even-
inir wearied with th faticriics rtf th liar inrl r.f
- - o -j, :
rtn- . l ... t "... .'
course, amicieu wnn enronic neaa-acne wnicn
nmtra iiTtmi snoli cuKiAnte tfA ! . i a (AfnpiMt Ilii
F,v;a "i """j va .i.o .
caress and his forlorn conjugal joys iu repose; j
but alas ! he has been instrumental in bringing ;
into a world where woe and whiskey predominate
i.i i I v i ;
the aforesaid little animal, who "murders sleep"'
&9 effectually as Macbeth did. All night that
tiny cherub prolongs its eludings in the unknown
regions from which it hails ; for
"The soul that rises with us. our life's star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting
Aud cometh from afar."
Nor is there any escape for the poor fellow. If
a mercitui dose or uoutrey s coram should re- j
move his trouble, another of the same pattern
will assuredly take its place." If the young wife
should fall a victim to a superabundance of con
jugal blessings, and be removed to that blessed
world where "there is neither marrying nor giv
ing in marriage," the infatuated young husband
will have learned no wisdom lrom experience.
Cupid will surely make him an easy prey, and
another of his arrows will bringdown another fe
"Insatiate archer, could not one suffice ?"
The youth has early initiated himself into the
ways of marriage, and married he must be
henceforth, though he entail poverty and wretch
edness on himself, his wife, and his offspring.
Love is, of course, divine, ecstatic, and all that
kind of thing : but nt fifteen love is a humbug,
and to give way to it is like eating sour goosber
ries, sure to produce unpleasant results in the
end. If any of our young readers happen to b e
troubled with a weakness of mind, we earnestly
implore them to guard against the approaches
of a callow affection. It may in general be cured
by a little firmness, but if that is lacking, we
heard it said that a course of cold bathing assist
ed by strong doses of Brandcth's pills, will prove
Social Condition of Australia.
The Melbourne Argus of September 7th sup
plies the following picture of social life in Aus
tralia. The sk etch is at once an illustration of
the workings of British colonial rule, and a com
mentary on the spirit which leads the British
press to gloat over outrages perpetrated on the
United States frontier, while silent as to the dis
organized condition of an outlying portion of its
own empire ;
"Apart from the natural effects of a rich gold
country in drawing together a population cf at
least a very adventurous character, our near
neighborhood to the island into which Great
Britain so recklessly persists in pouring the
criminals iom her crowded jails has very seri
ously affected the composition of our. communi
ty. From this source many thousands of the
greatest wretches alive have reached our shores
and the tone thereby imparted to our society is
on which tvery gotd tttirwa a,ujt peiafully d-
plore. Added to this, a negligent, feeble, aixl
iucompetent government has, by its laxiiy, it
parsimony, and its absolute imbecility, so cow
plicated and fomented the evils around u, that
the social constitution of the colony is in tLo
most wretched condition. Crimes of the most
fearful character und degree abound on all sides
the roads swarm with bush-rangers; the street
with burglars and desperadoes of cverv kind
In broad daylight, aud in our most public Street
men have been kovckd down, ill-used, and rob
bed; andehops have been invaded by armcnl
ruffians, who have 'fctuck up the inmates and
rifled the premises,, even situated in crowded
thoroughfares. At night men dare not walk
the streets, and thieves appear to be so thick
upon the ground, and to be unceasing in their
operation, that we feel certain they must often
rob each other. Alurders of the most frightful
character have become so numerous that the v
scarcely excite attention for a day; nd such i
the inefficiency of cur police system that scarce,
ly since the foundation of the colony has oar
one perpetrator of premeditated murder been
brought to justice. The police are cowed, or
leagued with the actors in the outrages ; witnes
ses and prosecutors are bribed or intimidated
from appearing ; the administration of the law
is fast Binkiiic intn n temt . .
j co.n,"use1 w'th perjury and cross swearing that
i , .8 sre entire.'7 hidden : jurors are so sc.
, 4, , kn;c uner case is
J, WIttl thf condition of things around, tint
rvftre on,y to. eager to return unfavorable
i Z,l ' bDt .lb,s d,"Ption is so complicated
, '. . , l"c"' OI one at 'nut of tl
Pr'ncipal law officers of the ciown. that ih w-
, fUltS ar. h't J!''-8. It is a shocking thing
' 7 w" -"f IDVact "taw. were left t
i tb Bce decision of a "toss up,"
I . TeCa al1 lhe evils f lynch law without iU
' VT rr''riw. na a very consider-
able portion of the community make no cerm r y
of advocating the introduction of that barbnrota
and sanguinary practice." Washinvtm
W - PfB
A Victim of Lots.
"Simon Girfy, what brought you her t"
said the Mayor to an inebriatad individual tkim
mr.ruing, as he closed his trials. '
"A watchman, pleas your honor," replIoC
"What did he bring you for !"
"Ah, sir, that is more than I know. Sins
I have become a victim of "
'No, sir, not of intemperance, although I of
ten drown my sorrows in The bacchanalian cup'
but of love of love, sir since I ha Ijttlo
in regard to what becomes of me."
"Are you in love, Simon
"Oh, please, sir, don't pierce my hetrt witk
such an inquiry ! I am a victim & !...
j ken victim, to that strongest of all passons whick
racks the human heart."
"C m you not tell us your tale of sorrow Si
mon," kindly asked the Marshal ,
- " " aj um f w
it in our power to relieve you. Here
to the reporters) are a number of gentlemen of
the press, and if you only excite their sympa
thies, they might do something for you."
"You that have tears to shed. nrn ,.a
them now," responded Simon as he UnmA
traint tl f-itili if t.a i. j . ,.
ra f ic iuicuucu 10 leil a
. as weu as sorrowlul tale. "You at
: tm nAnAal.l . . . 1 . . . V
. - iu. 1 1. x am a lailen man
The fire of energy no longer lights my eye tha
rosy hue of health blooms net unon mv
... i : .. J
nun my uair is assuming tne color of old age
Gentlemen. I am tie victim of love, and teou!
be much obliged to one of you f ur a cbu? of tobac
He was supplied with the weed.
"Two years ago, I first met Mary Mavfield
and oh ! heavens, how it makes my heart trem
ble to mention that name. She was luatcblesa
in beauty, a queen in action, and was mostly
lovely to look upon. Ah ! gentlemen, need I
tell you that she stole mv heart? That my
whole soul was wrapped in her endenrinj
charms and that I forgot all things, bhw noth
ing, felt nothing, save sweet Mary M.iyfieM
Lordy, how my heart heafes ! Driveu by des
peration, I threw myself t her feet, Inched her
to take me as h.-r slave. Tears were in my eyes
and bowed before her queenly person, I felt ut
terly powerless. Imagine, gentlemen, my con
fusion, my horror, my torment, when she gav
me a hi ght push with her delicate foot, i.nd said
to me : Go 'long, you dirty ,crub, you aint asi
money enough fur this child."
Simon here covered his face with his hands as
if to hide his agony. Recovering in a few mo
ments, he proceeded.
"I instantly resolved to drown myself anf
proceeded at once to put my resoluiion int 1
operation. Having from my childhood dav
daead of the external application of water r" re
sorted to the slower and more , gonizing n'od
of drowning myself by the internal adoii uistra
tion of hqu rs more congenial to my bens of
feeling. I have drank, drank and dran butt a
yet have not succeeded. I am nr n' of
means, and if any of you gentlemen cr,uM famjsK
me with the dimes to purchase feir mor,
drams, I think I will be able to accomplish mr
purpo. r artt you lend a feller a picalunt -
The Mayor thought that wafrJr would be mora
serviceable to Simon than whisky, and thera
fore sent him to the Rockery, to bo fed onbW
and water oxlt, for twen'.y days. Siwond
not complain, as he thought probably change
mlns drink might kill bim, and thi .d hi
wuures. looroimon: He
of whisky. A' O. paper.
ia a victim ot lova
"Ma, has your tongue got letri
Got what, child
"Got legs, ma?"
"Certainly not ; bat why did yon ask that
silly question ? .
"O, nothing. olJy I Qeard fa say too,
tongue was running from morning till night
and I was rendering how it could rua without
legs thaw all ma," k
B?5..LoTe like the measles, rather aJuvenlTa
complaint. Who, for instance, ever knew awid!
ower to die from mixing a broken baart with '
worth of 9ui? Wa panforr-