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N. W • I T.,, *lli .;/.. ir 0 S , . •" ',,,,. '-‘ l , - , - 4 .,,,. ve i , W.- s -„,,, - 2(c Allitillit, t 14 , , ..........4.... ...,,, - - "' !111 V -'- \-.- - . ....1 .. EY JAS, CLARK. From Noah's Sunday Tilnes, The dowdfall of nutty. The tnight3r power of the Ottomites, which for eo many 'centuries controlled With an iron hand European Turkey, to , gether tigth Greece, the islands of the Archipelago, the provinces of Wallachia, Moldavia and Serv;a, the fortresses on the 'Danube, and other important yds 6essions and positions which made her a second rate power, is destined at last to be overwhelmed by Russia, the only enemy which the Sultan has feared froin the time of Catharine the Great, and the only power which the Musslemen be lieve is destined to crush them. Since the death of the Emperor Alexander, his successor, Nicholas, by far a man of more sagacity ; bra Very and talents ; bee been actively preparing for that final blow which is no* at hand. The cam paigns in Oircassia, carried for several years by Russia, were mere preludes :o the great drama—experiente to test the skill and bravery of the Moslem army ; and to become faniiliar with the mode and manner of its approaches and at tacks. All the wars between Turkey and Russia for the last thirty years have been mere skirmishes on the outposts— feelers as it were to ascertain where the real strength lay and the wars ended as Nicholas desired, by the friendly mediation of the European pow ers. Now, however, ,the time has arri ved to meet the great' struggle in earn est, and the storm is nearly ready to burst upon the head of the commander of the faithful. As Mehemet Ali, Pacha of Egypt, could approach as near Adrin pole, in a meditated attack on the city. of Byzantium, the Emperor of Russia is convinced that he can accomplish some thing more in the effort to carry out the ultimatum of Catharine. The new railroads will bring from dis ant territories regiments free from any debilitating or painful service. Comman ding the 'resources of a country with a population of sixty millions ' where his will is law; popular among his people, moving in every direction, and super intending every thing in person ; with skilful generals and soldiers, trained as such from infancy ; with abundance of means, and Europe tranquilized, the at tack on Turkey will be made by 500,• 000 men, and a squadron from the Black Sea larger than that of any naval pow er except Great Britain, backed also by the powerful alliance of Austria if ne. cessary. Constantinople and the tow ers of the Dardanelles must therefore fall. What power, what influence, can be brought against Russia to avert a cal amity which England and France will sensibly feel ? France is 3n no condi tion to aid the Turks or any other na tion. England is aware that a re liance on her Navy alone is but a feeble kope against a military despot so ex. ceedingly and alarmingly powerful and popular as the Emperor of Russia. In vain will the Sultan appeal to the Christian powers to assist him with an army, the united forces of which would enable him to check the rapid advance of the Cossacks. Neither France nor Ger many, nor any of the northern powers, can be brought to unite in a war against Russia, having to pass through Austria reach the confines of Turkey. In vain will the Sultan proclaim a religious war and unfurl the 'tandard of the Prophet. He will secure the multitude, but not a. disciplined force to stand up against the powerfully organized troops of Russia. If the Emperor delays or postpones the final action, he loses strength ; for he g ives time and efficiency to diploma cy ; but if he is ready when the ice breaks up on the Danube to push forward his columns, Constantinople falls, and the Sultan crosses into Asia, the natural boundaries of the Moslem race. But it will be asked, will the European powers consent to allow Russia to occupy it po sition so dangerous and controlling'.— That is not his intention. He prefers having a new empire crewed outtif Tur key in Europe, including Greece and the Islands of the Archipelago, which he can control, having the Greek church us its organ and spiritual head. The emperor Nicholas will thus release himself from continental jealousy and interference, while he controls the Dardanelles and the Black Sea, and indirectly the com merce of the Mediterranean. This result, which we feel convinced will follow from the capture of Constan tinople, will derange the political rela tions and balance of power both in Eu. rope and Asia. The Sultan may for a while make Damascus his residence ; but to retain his maritime power, he must have a seaport and maritime re sources, and he will fall back on Egypt, over which he exercises a superine right, which will give him the key to the com merce of the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf; and when he collects his forces, as numerical as they were when Abou Bekre, father in-law to Mahomet, with his General Kaleb, swept their enemies out of Asia like a sitnoon, the atttiek will again be made on Constantinople. Then that series of bloody wars will take place, shaddowed forth in the prophecies of the Bible, as the wars of Russ, Mehec, and Tuball, in which all the Christian powers will take part. This is destiny and cannot be averted. Of territory Russia has sufficient ; but sixty millions of people, have been accustomed to see the finger post erected by Catharine "This is the rood to Constantinople !" and over that road they must go. This ad vent—this opening of another seal—will surely take place during the present year and will be pregnant, With greater events than the flight of the Pope or the'down fall of Hungary% Front the Lynn. ridneer. Home, Sweet Home. 1 am anxious to say a few words about home. The song tells us there is no place like it.' And the song is right. But how few homes there are in the World 1 Or how many homes which are no homes !" It is enough to make a person sick to think of it. Not ono home in ten Is deserving of the name. And what wonder! Look at it. A young man meets a pretty faee in the ball room, falls in love with it, mollies it,' goes to house-keeping with it, and boasts of having a home to go to, and a wife. The chances are, nine to ten, he hits neither.—Her pretty .face gets to be an old story—or becomes faded or freckled or fretted—and as that face was all he wanted, all he paid attention to, all he sa.t up with, all he bargained for, all he swore to love, honor and protect,—he gets sick, of his trade ; knows a dozen faces which he likes better ; gives up 'staying at home evenings; consoles him self with cigars, oysters, whiskey punch and politics; and looks upon his home as a very indifferent boarding house. A family of children grow up about, him, but neither he nor his face knows any thing about training them ; so they come up helter skelter—made toys of when babies, dolls when boys and girls, drudges when men and women, and so passes year after year, and not ore qui• et, happy, hearty, homely hour is known throughout the whole household. Ano — ther young man becomes enamor ed of a fortune. He waits upon it to parties, dances the polka with it, ex changes billet doux with it, pops the question to It, gets yes' from it, is pub lished to it, tithes it to the parson's, weds it, calls it wife, carries it home, sets up an establishment with it, intro duces it to his friends, and says (poor fellow !) and he, too, is married and he has got a home, It's n lie. He is not married ; he has no home. And he soon finds it out. He is in the wrong box, but it is too late to get out of it. He might as well hope to escape from his coffin. Friends congratulate him and he has to grin and bear it. 'They praise the house, the furniture, the cradle, the new Bible, the newer baby, and then bids the furniture and him who hus bands it good morning. Good morn ing! as if he had known a good morn ing since he and that gilded fortune were falsely declared to be one. Take another case. A young woman is smitten with a pair of whiskers. Curled hair never before had such charms. She sets her cap for them. They take. The delighted whiskers make an offer, first the one and then the other, proffering themselves both in ex change for her heart. The dear miss is overcome with magnanimity, closes the bargain, carries home the prize, shows it to pa and ma, calls herself en gaged to it, thinks there never was such a pair (of whiskers) before,. and in a few weeks they are married. Married! yes the world calls it so, and we will. What is the result. A short honeymoon, and then the unlucky discovery that they are as unlike as chalk and cheese, and not to be made one, tho' all the priests in Christendom pronounces them so. There are many other kinds of ill-as sorted marriages, and they all result in unhappy homes. What else could be expected 1 Young folks get their ideas of the holiest relation in life, from the novel. Or when this is not the case, they in most instances, have no idea at all of it, but are governed in their choice and conduct by their feelings, their pas sions or their imagined interests. Thus the marriage union is prostituted thro'- out the civilized world, and the terrible retribution is seen in myriads of dis cordent and disordered households. Home, which should be one of the most beautiful of places, is shunned by thou sands as a pest house. Children find ing no enjoyment 'beneath the parental roof, seek for it in places of public re sort, become corrupted in their mariners and morals and are ruined. To this cause, morn than to almost any other can be traced the immorality of our youth. Look at this town. See the hundreds of dirty faced brats which HUNTINGDON, PA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1850. swarm our streets, and insult every pass er by with impunity !Have they homes which are homes No I They have places where their stay o' nights, eat, get scolded and whipped: but as for the, purifying influence of home, they are strangers to it:—Their fathers and moth , ers are no more than light and darkness, or fire and powder. It is so in all our towns. It is so everywhere. Oh, what a 'delight it is, if it were only for the rarity of the thing , —to en ter a house where husband and wife are one; and the whole family are united together in the bonds of love! There always in peace, there a heaven itself. Sorrow there Will be of course for shade is every whereas inevitable as sunshine ; but alike in sorrow and joy—possibly more in sorrow than in joy—the true home, the home which is home, is a scene of the utmost beauty. it is the pure domestic influence which the world mainly needs for its purification. These noisy sects, these swelling parties, con ceited orators may all do a required work, but the one thing needful Is the calm, serene, yet resistless influence of home. Show me a family of child ren brought up in the pure atmosphere of 'such a place, led into the paths of light and loVe by a kind mother, direct ad to scenes of honorable ambition by a wise father, disciplined in all pure af fections by the sweet intercourse of brother and sister, & the otlices of good neighborhood, and you show me a fami ly whose characters will do more to wards, elevating the moral sentiments of the community, and unloosing its bands of wickedness, than could be ef fected by all the organizations into which poor human nature ever has been dove tailed. Advice to Young Ladies. The editress of the Literary Gazette, Mrs. Lydia Jane Pearson, in an article addressed to young Indies, upon the sub ject of marriage, discourses as follows: "Do not, as you value life and its I comforts marry a man.who is naturally cruel. If he will wantonly torture a poor dumb dog, a cat, or,even a snake, Hy from him as you would from cholera. We would sooner see our daughter dy ing of cholera, than married to a cruel hearted man. If his nature delights in torture, he will not spare his wife, or his helpless children. When we see a man practising cruelty on any poor help less creature, or beating a factious horse unmercifully, we write over against his name—devil, and shun him according ly. " We once knew a man, ay, a gentle. man, who during a ride for pleasure, be came so demAically enraged at his horse, which refused to go, that he sprang from his carriaffe, drew his knife, and cut out the eye of poor brute.— The lady who accompanied him fainted, suffered a long nervous illness, and will never recover from the horror the out rage gave her. And we know the young lady who, knowing this of him, was fool hardy enough to become his wife. And we know he tortured her. How he out raged all ber feelings, how he delighted to destroy whatever she prized, or took pleasure in. How in his tits of passion he broke up her furniture, siezed by the shoulder and shook her till she could not crawl to bed, how he beat her; how he kept her poor babe black and blue with blows and pinches until her par• ents took her home, arid sheltered her from his cruelty. " If you have a suitor whom you feel inclined to favor, look narrowly into the temper and disposition of the man.— Love may soften it for a while, or it may induce him to restrain, or disguise it, but, be assured, the natural temper will remain, and the time will come, when your presence will be no restraint upon him. We have heard wives complain, "I was so deceived in my husband ; men are so deceitful," &c. But we believe in nine cases out of ten, these women deceived themselves. They suffered the romance of their own foolish heart, to adorn their lover with all the excellen cies which their fancy attributed to a perfect manly character, and to draw a veil over all his vices and defects, which if it did not conceal them, greatly sof tened or disguised their features. " Men are not perfect—women are not perfect. In all cases, there must exist a necessity to bear and forbear, but it does not therefore follow that you should mar ry a bad man, knowing him to be a bad man. If you do so, you deserve chas tisement ; but a life-long misery is a ter rible punishment. A bad man's wife must either live in a continual torment of fear, apprehension, and the bitter dis appointment of her fruit:ess efforts to please, or she must become callous, cold insensible to pain, and consequently to pleasure. Will you take upon yourselves either of these terrible alternativesi— We hope not." FROM WASHINGTON. The California Question• EXCITING SCENES IN THE ROUSE Telegraphic Corr repourlener oft& N. American. MfAanianTna,Frt, In the Senate, Mr. Clay's Compromise Reso , lutions were under discussion. Horse.—Mr. Doty altered a resolution, and moved the previous question, that the Ccmmit tee on Territories be instructed to report a bill providing for the admission of California into the Union on an equal footing with the original States, with the boundaries and limits defined in the constitution ; said bill not to embrace any subject matter outside of California. Mr. Inge moved to lay the resolution on the table. Mr. Kaufman rose to a question of order.— The House had referred the Constitution ofCal. ifornia to the Committee of the whole on the State of the U nion, and the resolution cannot be acted on Without reconsidering the vote of reference. - The Speaker said that it was a matter which could be regulated by the House. Mr. Inge moved a call of the House, Which was agreed to. The clerk proceeded to call the roll, and one hundred and eighty-six members answered to their names. Mr. McClernand wanted an amendment to the resolution read. Decided not in order. The roll being called, the' House refused to lay the resolution on the table yeas 10, nays 121. Air. Brown, of Mississippi, said he had an amendment to offer, Ruled out bf•oriler. The demand for the pre vious question was seconded by 26 Majority. The vote was about being taken on the, pas sage of the resolution, when. Mr. Inge moved that the House adjourn. Mr. Brown of Missis sippi, called for the yeas and nays. Mr. Jones asked to he excused from voting. The,yeas and nays Wers-called. The Speaker decided that no question could be entertained until the pending motion to ad journ was disposed of. The question:was taken; and the House re fused to adjourn—yeas 43, nays 131. Mr. MeClernand moved that the House go into Committee of the whole on the President's Message. The question was taken by yeas and nays, and determined in the negative. Some half dozen gentlemen rose at the same time to address the Speaker. Mr. Jones moved to lay the resolution on the table. ' Mr. Thompson, of Mississippi, moved on ad. jonttrient, but said'he was willing to withdraw his ifiotion to go into Committee of the Whole. . . Mr. Inge det - nanded the yeas and nays on the motion to adjourn, which were ordered. ;The question being taken, the motion wai' negatived. MeClernand moved to go into Committee of the Whole. Tlie'3 , ;,ind nays were taken and the tines. tion decided In the negative. Mr. Venable moved. adjournment, and ask ed the yeas and nays. The motion was voted down. Mr. Jones renewed the motion to go into Committee. The yeas and nays were taken, but the mo• tion was lost. Mr. Kaufman . asked leave to introduce a se ries of resolutions. Objections being made; he asked a suspension of the rules; and the resolu-• tions were read, twelve in number, commencing with e,preamble—that the Union of States is founded on the equality of its members, and that it, elm, only be preserved by justice and kindness, and that it is of great importance to setttle the various questions now at issue, and resolving that California be not admitted with her present boundaries—that the people of each territory, after the Customary preliminary or ganization, have the unquestionable right to de clare that Slavery shall or shaßnot exist there in, when they meet to form a constitution—that appropriate territorial governments ought to be formed for the territories without any provision on the subject of slavery—that the western boundary of Texas is the Rio Grande, with which Congress has no right to interfere—that negotiations might be entered into by the Uni ted States and Texas for the northern frontiers, the former giving an equivalent; saying noth ing about slavery--that it is unjust to abOlish slavery in the District of Columbia, and seal a proposition should not be tolerated—that the restriction of bringing slaves, into the District should be confined to the corporations of Wash ington and Georgetown—that action ought to be taken to give full force and effect to the law for the recovery of fugitiv'e slaves—that each State has a right to legislate on the internal slave trade, and not Cong,ress—that the Union can be preserved only by adhering to the compromises of the Constitution, and the man who would disturb these compromises, from motives of false philanthropy, or on the score of thirst for political power, should be held to be an enemy to the Constitution and the Union. Mr. McClernand, while the resolutions were being read, wt.nted to know whether they were not in effect a speech, and subject to the one hour rule. (Laughter.) . . . . . Mr. 'Cofer asked whether the resolutions were in order. The Speaker said they were not regularly in troduced, but merely read for information, the the rules having been suspended for that pur. pose. Mr. Winthrop took issue with the Speaker. It seemed to him that two subjects could not be entertained at the same time. The Speaker said it was his opinion, when the motion was before the House, it was not in order to move a suspension of rules, except to go into Committee of the Whole. Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, moved that the House adjourn. The yeas and nays were taken, and the mo tion was voted down. Mr. Mason moved to reconsider the vote by which the House refused to lay Mr. Doty's resolution on the table. Mr. Schenck offered a resolution, that Inas much as by the rules the resolution now pend ing, in case the House adjourns or proceeds to other business, will be laid over for at least two weeks, and perhaps not reached so as to be act ed upon at all, therefore it is advisable that the House should not be deterred by dilatory or evasive motions, designed only to obstruct or delay business, but should remain, it necessary, ? 4°OA/A t 4 11'44j)17' in perpetual session untilthe resdltition be final ly disposed of. The Speaker declared it out oforder. Mr. Kaufman moved to adjourn. Not agreed to. The question now came up on the motion to lay on the table the motion to reconsider the vote by which the House refused to lay Mr. Doty's resolution on the table. Alter some farther proceedings, Mr. Gentry moved to adjourn. The teat and nays were taken, and the motion negatived. [The House has now been engaged for some time in hearing Motions to adjourn, to excuse members from voting, and other things, for the purpose of killing time. The members gener ally have had their dinners, and their is now every probability of a long night session. I will send every thing of interest that may transpire.] . - a [SECOND nase,rcit.] On a vote being taken to adjourn, it was dis covered that no quorum voted. Mr. Schenck submitted a resolution that the Speaker count this time, and report the mem• hers present and absent, Cries of 'order , order !' and calls for the reading of the resolution. Much confusion en sued The Speaker finalll succeeded in restoring order, and decided the resolution to be out of order. Mr. Schenck appealed from the decision of the chair. Cries of 'order !' from all parts of the House, and renewed confusion. . Ar this stage of the proceedings, the gas molt ignited the chandelier in the dome, and down came a flood of light. This, for a time, stayed the uproar. An in quiry was made as to whether every member present should not be made to vote. The Spea ker answered " yes" but I cannot enforce the rule. Mr: Stevens said he hoped the members wohld be made to vote. [Laughter.] 1 Another ,motion was made to adjourn, and I this time a quorum Voted. Mr. Jones asked to be eucused from voting, but his terittest was refused. Mr. Caldwell, of North Carolina, submitted' a.resolution that the subject embraced in Mr. Dotty's resolution having been referred to the, Committee with the President's message, the resolution was unnecssary, and as it was now six o'clock, he moved that the Home adjourn. The question being taken the motion was lost. Mr. Stanly offered a resolution with a view to terminate debate in committee on the mes sage of the President, communicating the Con stitatioh of California, that it be referred to a committee to report as soon as practicable. Another scene of confusion. Several gentle inn arose and endeavored to relieve the house from its entanglement. Mr. Duer, by. consent, was permitted to say that all that the friends of the resolution want ed was, that a bill for the admission of Califor nia into the Union should be reported, and they were then willing to let it be debated for two months. Mr. McClernand bad offered a resolution, which was read for information, asking that the Committee on Territories report a bill for the admission of California as a State; and also to report a bill legalizing the plan of government a adopted byNew Mexico and Deseret, so fur as its provisions are consistent with the Constitution of the United States, and providing for the eventual admission of both as States, leaving the boundary question between New Mexico and. Texas to he settled by the Supreme Court. The Speaker derided the resolution to be out of order. Mr. Bayly said as Mr. Duer had been per mitted to make some remarks, he wished the same courtesy extended to him. Cries of "goon !" agreed !" Mr. Carter wished to know how long the gentleman was going to speak, before he would give his consent. (Laughter, cries of " order," and confnsion.) Mr. Bayly said that a propo sition of great importance had engaged the at tention of all the people, and on which Legisla , tures of different States had acted, yet when such an important question was brought in here and it was to be forced on Members without debate—that the committee were bound to act upon it, and that it would be brought back from the committee in a few days, and when it was known that under the operation of the previous question it would be forced and pressed on the House for a direct vote, in self defence, endeav ored to place it in such a position that it can be amended and debated. Mr. Stevens inquired whether the suggestion was one to lay the matter over. Mr. Bayly asked if the gentleman meant to object before he had concluded what he had to say 1 Objections were made to Mr. Bayly's pro cceding with his remarks. Mr. Carter would like to hare the indulgence of the House for a few moments, to make a sug gestion. (Laughter.) Consent was denied. Mr. Gentry said he had not troubled the /louse since the last session and would like to make a suggestion. (Laughter, and cries of or der.) His request was not granted, Several gentlemen ,asked to be excused from voting, and thereupon the yeas and nays were demanded. Mr. Carter rose to a point of drdcr lie wanted to know if the structure of the rules permitted a miserable minority to rule. Mr. Savage called the gentleman to order for abusing the rules. [Laughter.] Mr. Carter wanted to know if the rules allow ed motions to be multiplied one on another, and the yeas and nays to be called on each, without taking a direct vote on the question before the House, and whether the House was to be made a foot-ball, to be kicked about by the minority. [Confusion, and cries of " Order !" " Order !"] The Speaker asked the gentleman to state his point. Mr. Carter did so, and asked whether any motion was in order when its manifest inten tionwas to defeat the action of the House. The Speaker said that it was no point of or• der. Mr. Carter appealed from the decision of the Chair. -- The Speaker said there was nothing on which an appeal could be taken. Then followed another scene of confusion un interesting in its details. Motions wero made to adjourn and voted down. Cleveland wanted to make a suggestion, but the House would not hear him. Previous to the vote on excusing a member from voting being announced, Mr. Kauffman said he saw a man in the House, exercising the ditties of Door-keeper, who was never electod, Ile was an intruder VOL. XV, NO. 9. here. This Was a question of privilege, and had been so decided by the Speaker. • The House again refttsed to adjourn. At teh minutes past ten a recess was mov ed. • Mr. Thompson, of Mississippi, moved in good faith to adjourn. (Laughter.) The Speaker said, that in the present con dition of business, no other motion can be en tertained except to adjourn, the lionse being without a quorum. Mr. Schr.eck rose to a point of order. He said that no business having interfered, no mo tion can be tattle to adjourn. There was no quorum present, and under the constitution there can be no call of the House, or a count. The Speaker decided that no other question than adjournment can be entertained. (rttlkn tasrapcti.] Eaves o'ctxmk. Another .motion and another failure to ad• There it now every probability that the House will be in session until to.morow at 12 o'clock. Mr. Clingman, in consequence of indisposi tion, risked to be excused frodi voting. The yeas and nays Were taken and the request re= fused. A member said he would not vote: A voice— , 4 You were not within the bar, but at the bar duwn stairs !" (Boisterous laugh ter.) The member—l am not certain where I was. HALF PAST .1a4:11:N. otetentne the members who had taketic possession of the sofas. There are not over two Bogen persons in the galleries; They are looking on the interesting scene below and won dering, like myself what the members intend to do' next. Mr: McLain said as the hour of 12 was near at hand, he wished to make a point, which was that the civil day expires at , twelve to-night— aftet which time Mr. Doty's resolution goes over for two weeks. * The Speaker anticipating that the point would arise, had taken pains to examine author ities upon it, and had come to the conclusion that the mornin , z set apart by the rule would expire at 12 o'clock, arid that the resolution would pass over. Mr. McLean moved that when the House ad journ, it be to Wednesday, which was negatived. [ FOUR 11 A TA' PAST 12 O'CLOCIC Mr: McLean said that it is now past twelve o'clock, and the resolution was out of order, it was of no use to stay here any longer. Mr. Schneck—ls it understood that we can no longer art on the resolution 7 The Speaker—lt is so decided. The question was taken on a motion to ad- Hrn, and at fifteen minutes past 12 o'clock the House adjourned until 12 o'clock to-day. In a moment there was ageneral scramble as to who should get out of the Hall first. Thus ended one of the most exciting days of the• ses sion. LADY MINERS IN CALIFORNIA,-A young man from Maine, writing to his friends from California, says that his party found, near the Sacramento, and almost thirty miles from any other digging, two intelligent and beautiful young ladies, with no attendant except an old grey headed negro, whom they had enticed to accompany them and who is the servant of the father of one of them. The el dest of these girls was not twenty. It seems their imagination had become ex cited by the gold stories which they had heard, and they had determined to try their hands at making a fortune. The old negro was past work, and was left in the camp during the day to look after the househtld affairs, and keep watch while the girls p'ursued their mining op eration. When the party reached their . camp, the old darkey was alone, in it, but the girls, came in during the day, and received their visitors hospitably.— They expressed no fear of being moles ted or robbed, and said that they should leave for home when they had accumu lated $lO.OOO, they had already gath ered $7,000. They were from Florida, and the youngest ran away from school to enter upon the expedition. NANTIICKET Boys.—A few days since a number of boys were amusing them selves by skating on one of the neigh boring ponds, when one of the number, a daring little fellow, who was the de light of his companions, suddenly broke through and disappeared. He soon rose to the surface, struggling for life, but in vain, for the ice continually broke at eve ry attempt to gain its surface. The case was desperate; when suddenly a cry was raised among the anxious boys who were witnesses to the exertions. "Off with your skates ! off with your skates, every one of you, and tie them in a line by the strings !" This was but the work of a moment. "Now down on you stotn• achy, and keep within reaching distance of each other." The pioneer took the. string of skates, and approached us near aswas prudent on account of the weak ness of the ice, and than threw the line of skates, to the boy, reserving one end in his hand. It was fortunately caught, the line of prostrate boys, skates, and strings was now perfect, and the order resounded through the line, "Now haul for life." This was done and the noble fellow was rescued, with only a few slight cuts on his face from the ice.—C hristiam Ciltzea. • DUEL BETWEEN LADIES.-A duet late ly occurred at Madrid between two young ladies. One was ultimately shot in the leg ; and the combat ceased pro tem. Finally, a reconciliation was effec ted by the gallant senor whose charms had evoked the npple of discord.