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Written for the Hunlingdon Journal,
THE FOURTH OF JULY.
Ye sons of valiant sires!
Come haste to tune your lyres.
For the song of liberty ;
'Tis our country's natal day,
Therefore let the choral lay,
Swell forth loud and free.
Let your memory's insence burn;
Round the gallant warrior's urn,
With deep and flowing howls,
Come pledge the honored dead :
Heaven's choicest boons he shed
On their immortal souls.
In Liberty's high cause
Did they strive for equal laws,
And gave the mighty stroke,
That unfurled our stripes and stari—
Concluded all their wars,
And the chords that held them, broke.
Then ye sons of valiant sires,
Haste—haste to tune your lyres,
With happy hearts elate,
And while the earth doth turn,
And freedom's fires doth burn,
May our God save the State.
Huntingdon, My; 1851.
My Girlhood's Home.
BY EMILY GERTRUDE DIACAULIFF.
Bring back the days, the sunny hours,
Of girlhood's thoughtless glee;
The placid stream, the opening flowers—
Oh bring them back to me.
The noontide walks, the hallowed eve,
The loved, the lost—that brow
On which love sat like sunset's leave—
Oh 'ring them back to me now.
Where is my home—my girlhood's hoMe,
Of sweetness? Has it fled?
Alas! 'tis gone; the joyous tone
Of its lived cadence dead.
Bring me the happy scenes, which there
Passed like a summer's dream
The soft'ning tints of memory,
Ere sorrow o'er me came.
Oh! let me dream I see it still,
With bird and sun and flower,
'Twill serve to soothe a treasured will
In this sad, trying hour.
Home of my youth—farewell, farewell!
Once I did hail your glee:
Painful as is the bosom's swell—
Oh bring it still to me.
Once--iii the Time.
Yon asked me, love, how matv tittles
I think of you a day?
I frankly answer only once,
And mean just what I say
You seem perplexed, and somewhat hurt,
But wait and hear the rhyme;
Pray, how can one do more than once
What one does all the time?
Obedience, Diligence !Ind Truth.
It is said that when the mother of Washington
Was asked how she had formed the character of
her son she had early endeavored to teach him
three things; obedience, diligence and truth. No
better advice can be given by any parents. Teach
your children to ohey.—Let it be the first lesson.
You can hardly begin too soon. It requires con
stant care to keep up the habit of obedience, and
especially to do it in such a way as not to break
down the strength of the child's character. Teach
your children to be diligent. The tidbit of be
ing always employed is a safe-guard through life,
as well as essential to the culture of almost every
virtue. Nothing can be more foolish than on idea
which parents have, that it is not respectable to
set their children to work. Play is a good thing;
innocent recreation is an employment and the
child may learn early to be useful. As to truth,
it is the one essential:thing. Let every thing else
be sacrificed rather than that. Without it, what
dependence can you place in your child? And
be sure to do nothing yourself which may counten
ance any species of prevarication or falsehood.—
Yet how many parents do teach their children the
first lesson of deception!
How to Extinguish Schism.
Surely there is no better way to stop the rising
bf new sects and schisms than to reform abuses;
lo proceed mildly, and not with sanguinary per
secutions; and rather to take off the principal au
thors, by winning and advancing- them, than to
bnrago them by violence and bitterness.—Bdc&a.
'Humility is the shading which gives lustre
to excellence. The actor who applauded his own
performance would run a risk of biiing laughed
in or hissed by the audience.
Tun Inauntrin MIND.—A Mrs. Potts, a near
neighbor of the editor of the Boston Post, has an
inquiring mind; she wishes to know why the
newspapers never tell about the Pope's cows, as
well as his bulls.
Cr Au English jury, in a criminal case, is said
to have brought in the following verdict:—`Guilty,
with some little doubts as to whether he is the
sr Slander may assail reputation, but forty.
nately charnekr is hey cud its reach,
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Woman% Rights Convention.
At a recent convention of women at Akron, 0.,
one of the speakers contended, and with truth,
that man does not excel woman in love, sensibil
ity, pleasure in doing good, and appreciation of
all beautiful things in nature and morale. Upon
this the Richmond Republican very justly re
"We concede that morally man is far inferior
to woman. In every country and in every age,
lie is more vicious in almost every way than the
gentle sex. Woman has far more purity, hu
manity, gentleness, sobriety, honesty, than man.
Murderers, drunkards, robbers, criminals of every
grade, are generally found among the lords of
creation. Thus far we will go. But pore we
must pause, and ask why such is the fact? It may
•partly be ascribed perhaps to difference of orga
nization, but principally to the fact that women
are differently educated from man, that from child
hood they are ever brought up amid the sacred
shades of hew, and under the clear sunlight of a
mother's eye; that when girls, they are not thrown
into contact with evil society and corrupting ex
ample; that in after or early life, trove is the
great centre of their happiness said their influence.
Yet these female returners of Ohio, by destroy
ing existing distinctions, and causing women to
htrd with men in political and professional kr
suits, would annihilate the very system to Mitch
woman is indebted for-her moral superiority."
There in considerable force ns well as truth in
the Republican's comments. Woman, it is con
ceded, has liner traits of character, and undoubt
edly more refinement and sensibility titan man;
but this is much more apparent in civilized than
in savage nations—is made manifest, in fact, id
proportion to the civilization that has been brought
to bear upon it. In absolute barbarism the dis
tinction in favor of woman does not exist. In
half civilized countries, she nttains to no higher
position than that of equality with man, for which
the convention in Ohio Mtn contended. Our
fair friends should travel a little iii some portions
of the European Continent, where women aro as
ethlete as men, and stand side by side with them
in labor and toil, and they would then learn some
thing of the truth suggested by the Republican.
The fact is, that were the demands of the Wo
man's Rights Convention acceded to, the fair
sex would be immeasurably the sufferers, and
would gradually approach that very point of mere
equality with the sterner sex, from which the be
nign influence of a universally diffused Christian
ity has elevated them. The very super-refine
ment, the tender sensibility, and other most ami
able and endearing qualities, which dothe them
with such wonderfdl interest and esteem in the
eyes of Men, they OWC to the fact that they are se!
eluded from thoso harsher influences of out door
life—of conflict with the world—of jostling with
the unfeeling crowd in the struggle of life, or
fame, or wealth—and are enabled to give full rlay
and undhecked indulgence to the sutler and snore
Once break down this barrier—withdraw wo
man front the exclusive operation of home influ
ences and the purer tnotives which now sway her,
and her station in society will not only not be
ameliorated—it will be sadly changed for the
worse. If, instead of calmly relying upon her
husband for protection, the supply of her wants,
and those of her children, and giving in return
grateful heed to the affitirs of his, and therefore
her household, winning for herself and him the
affection of their children, and supplying him by
her affectionate confidence and cheertid welcome
with an impelling motive to labor and to virtue—
if, instead of this, she foregos the sweet cares of
mother and wife, and commingles in the selfish
struggles of the world on the same footing with
the sterner sex, assuredly thd choral which now
surrounds her will be gradually dissolved, and
she will come to be regarded as a competitor, and
not us the bosom friend, whose sympathies cannot
be invaded by any clashing of purpose or of in
terests.—N, Y. Com. Ad,
" When they coma op front the earth—always
about daylight or a little before—they immediate
ly climb the first object they meet with, a tree, a
bush, or stake, any thing two or three feet. They
then lay hold of the bark, fixing themselves firm
ly by their claws, and comrietnto working them
selves out of their old shell, which is done by rup
turing it on the back between the shouldErs, and
drawing themselves out. As soon as they get
fairly out they seize hold of the old shell with
their plows, raise themselves, and begin to ex-
Pond their wings. Their bodies and wings at
this time are exceedingly delicate, white and
moist; bet a few ininutlis' exposure to the air dries
and hardens them, so that by the time the sun is
fairly risen they are perfect and can fly. The
wings, before sloughing, are beautifully folded up,
and it is a beautiful sight to see them unfolded,
and in a few minutes changed from Ihe most soft
and delicate tissue to the firm and rigid wing of
the perfect insect. If it be wet or very cloudy,
they are apt to perish in the operation of slough
big and drying. It would be curious to iniogine
the nature of that instinct which prompts this in
sect to the effort to burst-the barriers of its outer
covering for the attainment of a new state of ex
istence—still more to imagine the joy and delight
with which it must enter upon its terial life, so
different from the dull, hard, half orpid existence
which it passed under ground during the pre
vious seventeen yours. Tho imaginative Greeks
typified by this species of transition, the change
which takes place with man, when the soul, pass
ing from its earthly existence, enters upon a spir
itual life and realises the glories and splendors of
a happy immortality.
HUNTINGDON, PA., THURSDAY, JULY 3, 185
Biography of a Tree.
A French journal, giving an account of the
horticultural exposition in Paris, publishes the
following biography of the most venerable plant
in France, an orange tree at the palace of Ver
sailles, know formerly under the denomination of
the Grand Constable:
"Leonore de Castillo, wife of Charles
King of Navarre, having cat a bigarade, a sour
And bitter kind of diminutive orange, which no
one, certainly in diese days, would wish to put to
his lips, found it so good (there is no disputing
tastes!) that she planted in a pot, in 1421, the five
pips which this fruit contained. As the orange
tree was not then common in Navarre, and as,
moreover, the baud by which these seeds had been
confided to the earth was not that of an ordinary
gardener, the five young trees became the object
of particular care. They were not separated, but
were cultivated at Pampcluna, then the capitol of
the kingdom of Navarre, until 1499.
"At that epoch, Catherine, sister of Gaston de
Foix, and wife of John 111., King of Navarre,
sent as a present to Ann of Brittany, wife of the
King of France, Louis XII., a box containing
five orange trees, as a rare and precious object,
at the same time indicating their origin.
"That box, with its trees, afterward became the
property of the Constable do Bourbon, who con
veyed it to his chateau of Chnntelle, in Bourbon
nais, the chateau from which he marched into Ita
ly in 1523, to take up arms against France. In
consequence Of this treason his estate was confis
cated, and the duchies of Bourbonnais and Chatel
lerant, which formed the appanage of the Consta
ble, were re-united in 1531 to the Crown of Franco.
At that time Francis 1, caused this orange Oros to
he taken from Chantclle to adorn his manor at
Fontainbleau, and in the inventory of the confis
cated property of the Constable, figures in a par
fleeter article, an orange tree, with fire branehee,
from Pampeluna. This tree was catalogued at
Fontainbleau under the grand Constable.
" When Louis XIV. purchased Versailles and
planted the magnificent orangery, which is still so
much admired, he collected the fittest front the
other royal residences. Tho Grand Constable
was brought here in 1684, and they added to this
name that of the great Bourbon, a designation
which it has continued to bear to the present day.
But another remarkable fact is, that in 1784 the
grand constable was confided to the care of a
wird= named Lemoine, and from that year it
was cultivated by Lemoines, who succeeded front
father to son until 1833, when the last of the
name having no male child, retired from the post.
This last Lemoino died at Versailles in 1846.
Here, then, is a tree 430 years old, which during
150 years of its existence has been tended by the
Mind tour Own Business.
What a pity that this is no more attended to;
how many less troubles and difficulties there
would be if people would pay more attention to
this oft repeated advice, freqdwitly givoi free grat
is for nothing. •By not observing this maxim,
mankind are continually engaged in endless broils.
Mind you• own business, is a sentiment that should
be engraver on the heart of every human being—
should be a principle to which one should firmly
adhere through life—then would no man's hand
be lifted against his fellow. It is with sorrow for
the human flintily that we perceive the noblest
passions exerted upon those objects which in their
nature are trivial, and productive of no good.—
What matter is it to you whether your neighbor's
daughter wears a lace collar that cost twelve dol
lars, or one that cost half that sum; whether she
wears prtinella or morocco shoes; whether she bus
three flounces bn her frock, or one, or none at all?
Mind your own business. In walking the street,
you are met by one of that genus that the world
calls a busy-body—a looker through the key hole
a pryer into family secrets—one whose chief oc
cupation and greatest delight consists in making
all around him miserable; ho familiary takes your
arm, (if you do not give it to hits he will surely
take it,) draws you aside to some place where you
will be unobserved, and whispers in your ear,
"Have you beard the news?" and without waiting
for an answer, tells you that Mrs. A. had told Mr.
S. that that which Mrs. A. had said about Mr.
11., was not that which Mr. L. had said he said;
and tells you that he got this piece of information
from a person who had seen a man, who once knew
ii cousin, who wore n pair of pantaloons that be
longed to the coachtimit bf Mrs. F.'s most inti
mate friend's wife's sister. Your informant thee
quickly leaves you, to pour into some other ear
this most extraordinary news, fearing that it
might, like eggs, "spoil in the keeping." There
are some persons, it would seem, who live upon
curiosity—it is their breakfast, dinner and supper
and the very acme of their happiness is to know
every thing that is going on in doors and out.—
This desire is not confined to one sex alone—it
affects both; but it is more characteristic of woman
than man. How many of the former there are
with whom we can find no fault, save they do love
to gossip: Some there are who, without bonnet
or shawl, will just step over to some friend's (it
may be hail, rain, or storm, it matters not to them,)
ostensibly to inquire of Mrs. B. the price per
pound of the last caddy ot tensile got, but in reality,
to find out whether or not, the handsome Dr. W. is
paying attentions to Mrs. B.'s accomplished
daughter, for she had heard that he was not in
good odor there. Such ones are always on the
alert, with mouth wide open to gulph down, to feed
the cravings of that insatiate appetite; and, in
fact, the more they hear and see, the more they
wish. Their appetite it appears will never be
satisfied—and, like poor Oliver Twist, it asks for
A New and Beautiful Poem.
The following is a poem of singular beauty.
The very flow of the rythin answers Milton's de
scription of music. Thu "Little Friend," whoev
er she may be, is to be envied her privilege of be
ing a ministering angel to ouc ofthe best of hearts
and most gifted of minds, and she will not lose
her reward; for, as Miss Landon remarks, "A
poet's love is immortality;" and a poem like this
is of itself sufficient to insure it to the subject that
WHY DO I LOVE HER SO.
A weary life is mine at best— .
Few pleasures mine that others share—
And oft by lonely thoughts oppres't,
It seems that I might well despair;
But when my "Little Friend" I see,
A pleasant thing is life to me
To know that she is at my side,
To hold her little hand in mine,
To watch her eyes that fondly shine,
Her cherub face, that brightens up
With love's intelligence divine—
With this my soul is satisfied,
And drains a pure, refreshing cup
Of calm and quiet happiness:
In sweet content I then repose
From sorrow's pangs, and passion's throes,
Without a wish save not to stir
From one whose very look ran bless!
Some wonder what I find in her
My heart so strongly to impress—
A clever child, they must confesS,
13tit nothing more, for all they see,
Than other children of her age,
Who scarce one thought of mine engage.
Whence corned', then, the witchery
That sways me in her sweet control?
They know her not—and none of earth
Save I may ever know her worth; .
For we have spoken soul to soul,
And met in spirit thee to face,
When all her mind's immortal grace,
With and goodness, shone revealed
In beatity from the world concealed,
'Twas in an hour of bitter pain,
When the long agony of years
Was crowded in a moment's space—
When friends seemed false, and love seas vain—
And the wrung heart and burning brain
Could only find relief in tears—
For I despaired of earthly good—
She caste—l scarce know whence or how—
A light and glory round her browi
Sublimely beautiful she stood;
For all of earth had left her face,
And all of heaven I there might trace,
'ler look sustained my heart, and cheered;
Iler words my wounded spirit healed;
The child, the mortal, disappeared,
And God's own angel stood revealed!
Then slid we soul with soul combine—
So, I am hers, and she is mine—
Forever hers! fin•ever mine!
Forth in the world I see her go,
A common child to common eyes—
; To mine, a star of Paradise,
Unearthly, beautiful, divine!
No wonder that I love hei so.
Discovery in SurgerY.
Among the scientific critics in Berlin, accord
ing to the correspondent of the Philadelphia Bul
letin, there has been some interest lately in a new
ly claimed discovery of the application of chlorine
to cure cases of pain. The difficulty in the use
1 1 of chloroform, thus fur—and a difficulty fat more
felt in Ent ope than America—has been the danger
of suffocation, or of otherwise injuring the body
by such a total stoppage of some of its functions.
This new application claims the merit of escaping
the danger. According to this account, the fluid,
(some 10 or 20 drops,) is dropped on the part af
fected, or on a lint bandage slightly moistened
with water, and then applied, and all bound.np in
oil silk, and a linen band. After from two to ten
minutes the part becomes insensible, and the pain
is no longer felt, whether it be from rheumatic
, nervous, or other disorders. After a time it re
tarns again, but Usually weaker, and with several
applications it is often entirely relieved. Thais. ,
coverer's name is Aran, and he has already pre
, sented a memorial on the subject to the Academy
Directions for Gathering Sumac.
If gathered from 10th June to Ist of July, a
second crop can ho collected the same season
from new leaves that will be formed.
The best and most desirable mode of gathering
is to strip from the main stem or stalk the leaf
bearing branch with tho leaves on. The stock of
Sumac will die after being cut fly several years.
Now sprouts will generally force up from the roots,
but stripping is the best and safest for yearly
When this years growth is cut off it must be
threshed, or beaten up, and the coarse steins
raked out. The leaves are good until they com
menet) getting red, say 15th September. Do not
gather the seeds.
Dry in the sun, but always secure it from the
rain or wet. When cured, put it into an airy and
Er Dr. Darwin was of the opinion that if a
deaf person dreamed of hearing, the internal parts,
essential to the function, were unimpaired. The
same remark, say Dr. Smith, of Boston, is appli
cable to the blind. I have invariably found that
the incurably deaf, as well as the incurably blind,
never dream of hearing or seeing.
Visit to a Tooth Factory.
Under this head the Boston Christian Register
gives the following description of the process of
manufacturing these useful anaestlietie agents:
Pure crystalized quartz is calcined by a Moderate
heat. When taken from the fire is thrwsi im
mediately into cold water, which breaks the rocks
into numberless pieces. The large pieces are
then broken into smaller ones, and the whole,
when reduced to a proper size, put into a mill
which is itself made of quartz. The mill is turn
ed by steam power. Here the pieces of calcined
quartz are grossed into a powder, very much after
the fashion of grinding Indian corn into meal.—
Next, a variety of spar, whirls is free from 411 im
purities, is ground up in like manner into fine
powder. Artificial teeth are composed of two
parts, called the body and the enamel. The body
of the tooth is made first; the enamel is added
last. The next step is to mix together nearly
equal parts, by weight, of the powdered spar and
quartz. This mixture is again ground to greater
fineness. Certain mctalic oxides are now added
to it for the purpose of producing ass appropriate
color, and water and clay to snake it plastic and to
give it consistence. This mixture resembles soft
paste. The paste when thus prepared is trans
ferred to the hands of females, of whom we saw
no less than fifteen filling their moulds with it, or
otherwise working upon it. After the paste has
been moulded into proper shape, two small plating
rivets are inserted near the base of esti' tooth for
the purpose of fastening it (by the dentist) to a
place in the mouth. They are now transferred
to a furnace, where they are " cured" as it is
technically called, that is, half baked or harden
ed. The teeth are now ready to receive enamel,
which is done by women; it consists of spar acid
quartz, which has heels ground, pulverised, and
reduced to the state of a soft paste or semi-liquid.
Its this state it is easily spread over the half ba
ked body of the tooth, by mimes of a delicate
brush. When this is accomplished, but one more
step is necessary. The teeth must be subjected to
intense heat for the purpose of thoroughly baking
them. They are put into an oven lined with pie
ties, heated by a furnace in which the necessary
heat is obtained. The baking process is superin
tended by a man, who occasionally removes a
tooth to ascertain if those within have sufficiently
baked. This is indicated by the appearancb of
the tooth. When they are done, the teeth are re
moved and placed in jars or boxes ready for use.
An experiffient which we saw made, tested to
our satisfaction the hardness of these artificial
teeth. We saw one of these taken indiscrimi
nately from a jar full, and driven without break
ing into a pine board, till it was even with the sur
face of the wood.
Speak carefully of its infirmities and bow rev
erentially to its gray hairs. There is something
sacred in years. Nothing hardly so exasperates
as to hear the light or harsh words spoken to the
white haired sojourner whose form is bending
under the weight of years. The man or woman
should be shunned and pointed at who will treat
age disrespectfully, laugh at its unsteady step,
old fashioned habits, or manner of speech. The
reckless youth, who treats lightly the aged, for
gets that time will wither his rounded form and
chill the blood in his veins. Look at the old wo
man who steps unsteady, her form beaded some
what, her bands bony and her sunken cheek
cut with furrows. The buxom Miss slicers at
her. The ill bred children laugh and titter as
she stumbles. The rowdy young man listens with
mock gravity to her confiding chat, and tuna
away to mbrde the unfashionable speech of the
" old granny." Shame !
We scorn and detest you while our heart clings
more sacredly around the tenement where the
mind of other days yet lingers with its years of
experience—its grief's and sorrows Unforgotten,
audits hope of a spring of bliss, where its youth is
eternal. Bless you, old woman! The tremulous
voice has a tone of wisdom. Your friendship and
your respect are worth more than the applauses of
the world. There is truth in the heart.
The old were once young. Remember this.—
The savages respect old age. If spired by time,
the strongest of its will have to lean upon the arm
of others. We love an old Man or Wouiah. Gm.
sent is always ready for their weary fortis. CVe
venerate gray hairs. We love to look into their
faded eyee, where the fire of youth has faded out,
and the milder beams of years look out upon the
that shoreless sea, whose waves are bearing them
to their rest. Thank God that there are old peo
ple in the world. Peace be with them, and may
they ever command veneration and respect.
Aspect of Death in Childhood.
Few thing appear so very beautiful as a young
child in its shroud. Th 6 little innocent face looks
sublimely simple and confiding amidst the cold
terrors of death. Crimeless and fearless, the
mortal has passed alone under the shadow, and
explored the mystery of dissolution. There is
death in its sublimcst and purest image—no ha
tred, no hypocrisy, no susyicion, no care for the
morrow, ever darkened that little face. Death
has come lovingly upon it; there is nothing harsh
cruel in its victory. The yearnings of (eve hi
deed cannot be stilled, for the prattles and smile,
and the little world of thoughts that were so de
lightul are gone forever. Awe, too, will over
cast us in its presence, for We are looking on death;
but we do not fear the lonely voyager—for the
child has gone, simple and trusting, into the pres
ence of its All-wise Father. Of such we know is
the kingdom of Heaven.
Kossuth and his Family.
The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam
er Sultan, Captain Joy, arrived at Southampton
Juno sth. She brought ship letter bags from
Constantinople, Smyrna, Malta, and Gibraltar.—
Among her passengers wtre the distinguished
Hungarian Lieutenant General Loizer Messato3,
49 other Iltingarian officers, and 40 Hungarian
soldiers. 91. Francoes Izsollosy, Kossuth's sec
retary, was a passenger on board the Sultan front
Constantinople to Malta, but he was left at the
latter place in consequence of his being in ilt
Messaros look leave ofKossuth at Kutaysdi, on
the sth of May last. The great Magyar was
then in bodily health, but much broken in spirit,
owing to his long captivity. Ile has again beeli
promised his liberty in SePtonlier next, by the
Turkish government; but faith has so repeatedly
been broken with him through the machinations
of Austria and Russia, that there is no certainty
when he will be suffered to go at large. Kos
suth's wife and child were wtth him, and about '25
Hungarians, who are still prisoners in Kutayall.
There are now remaining prisoners in the Turk
ish dominions, about 40 Hungarians. Messaros
is a tall hand-some man, bald-headed, with an int
mense beard. As soon as be landed from the
Sultan, he waited on the Mayor of Southampton,
to ask if any assistance could be rendered in this
country to his compatriots, some of whom were
destitute. He stated to the Mayor that they had
been treated with the utmost kindness by the cap
-tin, officers and crew of the Sultan.
He spoke English pretty well. He had learnt
it, he said in his youth, for the purpose of study
ing English literature, and never thought then he
should want it for the purpose for which hb was
then employing it. The Mayor offered to place
him mid the principal Hungarian officers at one of
tile chief hotels at his own expense, and to see
that assistance was readered to the rest of his com
panions. Messaros, however, respectfully declin
ed the former offer, and said he would prefer re
maining with the Hungarians. He had sufficient
to provide for himself; all he begged was some
temporary assistance for those of his companions
who were destitute.
After his interview with the Mayor, he hurried
down to the docks to acquaint the Hungarians that
he had been successful. The Mayor shot imme
diately a telegraphic message to Lord Dudley
Stuart to announce the arrival of the refugees,
and instructed the town clerk to write to Sir
George Grey to inquire if the government could
render any assistance to the Hungarians and fa
cilitate their transit to America, where they were
disposed to go. The superintendent of police was
instructed also by his worship to allow each refu
gee assistance, to enable him to get temporary
bed and board hi the town.
During the time of incubation, neither cat, dog,
animal, nor man can approach the nest without
being attacked. Thesats, in particular are per
secuted whenever they snake their appearance,
until obliged to retreat. But his whole vengeance
is more particularly directed against that mortal
enemy of his eggs and young, the black snake.—
Whenever the insiduous approelies of the reptile
aro discovered, the mule darts upon it with the
rapidity of an arrow, dexterously eluding its bite,
and striking it violently and incessantly about the
head, where it is very vulnerable. The snake be
comes sensible of its danger, and seeks to escape,
but the intrepid defender of its young redoubles
its emertiens, and, unless his antagonist be of
great magnitude, often succeeds in destroying
him. All his pretended powers of facination avail
hies nothing against this noble bird. As the
strength of the snake begins to flag the mocking
bird seizes it, and lifts it up partly from the
ground, beating it with its wings; and returns td
the nest of its young, mounts the summit of the
bush, and pours foal* B tetrent of song in token of
The sWeeteest, the most clinging, affection is
often shaken by the slightest breath of unkindness,
as the delicate tendrils of the vine are agitated by
the faintest air that blows ih summer. An unkind
word front one beloved often draWs blood front
many a heart which defies the battle axe of hatred,
or the keenest edge of vindictive satire. Nay, the
shade, the gloom of the face familiar and dear,
awakens grief and pain. These are the little
thorns which, though men of rougher form may
make their way through them without feeling,
much, extremely incommode persons of a more
refined turn through the journey of life, and make
their traveling irksome and unpleasant.
'Ex-President Pedrosa, of Mexico, who
died in that country three weeks ago, was denied
a public burial place, because be refused, when hti
was about to die, to confess to a priest, and told
him he had no faith in the Divine authority of
priests to forgive sins. The Mexican Congress
refused to give him a grave in consecrated ground
by a vote of 45 to 40. The English Minister has
offered to allow him to be buried in tit& Engiish
burying ground temporarily; ad he was not a
member of the English Church, it is said they will
not allow hilt' to remain there permanently. The
Americans are about to have a eemetry near the
city of Mexico, and the American Minister will,
without doubt, offer a place in it for the !mains
of Senor Pedrosa. It has produced great excite
ment among all classes, and the course of the
priests is generally condemned.
10" When boys love the Bible, obey their pa
rents, and are attentive to their business, you need
not fear to trust them when they become men.