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! We tumbled to the forecastle in a body, and
irt 2 i° s "' T )7 : i ' 1 ;: r ; for hours after, the captain walked the deck big
Six lines or less,
One square r -(16 line..) 50 75 lou with his achievement.
Two ." (32 4 . ) 100 150 200 We had light baffling winds for many days.
Three (ts " ) 1 50 225 300 .
the temper of* captain grew perfectly say.
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Tear ur Year, will be charged the following rates: j age. By•an-by came a calm and he was a
3 me. 6 ma. 12 mo. ',
complete madman. Ile stoma and swore
One square, $3 00 $5 00 $8 00 ..
500 BOu 12 00 j from morning till night, and "hazed" us all,
Two squares,
Three square., 750 10 00 15 00 ! from the cabin boy up to the mate. Our al.
Four squares, 900 14 00 23 00 i lowance of meat was worse than ever, and he
Fire squares, 15 00 25 00 38 00
Ten squares ;
stopped the grog. altogether, and put us on
Business ' sOO 40 00 to no
Canis not exceeding six lines, one I half allowance of water, under pretence that
year, $4 on.
!he feared to rim short if the calm lasted. But
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j uice 41oettn.
o,.hud we only met
When life and hope was new;
Whoa love, uurningled with regret,
Lay on our hearts like dew,-
1 hail not heaved a sigh,
When wrapt in that sweet trance,
I rai.ed rny own and net thy eye,
Returning glance liar glance.
0, do not prize me lest,
For yielding to that power,
The soft, delicious dreaminess,
That filled the twilight hour,
I thought it's spell were thine,
Around thy spirit wove,
And half forgot it was not mine
To give thee love for lore.
Love! Did! call it love?
It will no. bear the name!
A softer thought our IMUI. move,
A tender, adder (lame I
I feel it in the to`tie' ''
That thrilled thy low reply,
As thy warm lip beside my own,
Responded sigh fur sigh.
I love thee not, hut uh
If we had'lllvt in youth,
When first we dreamed of passion's glo,
Its fewer and its truth,
Perhaps it had been mine,
With whispers soft and low,
To place my little hand in thine,
And murmur vuw for vow.
Dear one ! for dear thou art,
Thou know'st it is not thine,
To lift the veil from this deep teart,
Nor yet to gaze in thine ;
But oh I were 1 to speak
of all I hole• and fear,
Even thou would scarcely deem it weak,
To give toe tear for tear.
Cyil *lit4.
Afier my discharge from the hospital at ,
rune, 1 shipped in the American barque Inde.
peudence, Captain Robert I.—, bound to
Valparaiso, and then round the Horn to the
Western coast of North America. She was
large vessel dome seven hundred tuna regi,
ter, with a handsome poop, top gallantforeens.
tie and all other points of a flash ship. The
captain was a native of Jersey, and the crew
were a mixture of Americans, British and Span
iards, with a sprinkling of woolpheads or
.onote.holls," as we called the negroes.
We had not been a week out, ere very great
dissatisfaction prevailed among the crew, for
the captain, with unaccountable perversity, did
nut allow us half enough junk (i. e. salted beef)
to our meals; and' ven what we did get, was
what sailors call "old horse," viz: hard, tough,
lean, stingy stuff, devoid of nourishment. The
usual allowance of junk on shipboard is one
pound and a half for each man per dicta; but
I am sure we did nut get more than one.half
that quantity. Thu captain used to come on
deck every morning, and stand by the steward
as he weighed out the junk front the "harness
cask," to see that we did not get an ounce over
what he had ordered. On the other hand, this
captain allowed us thrice us much grog us is
usual. But sailors, although very fond of rum,
can't live upon it; and three-quarters of a pound
of "old horse," and n few rotten biscuits, quite
alive with weevils, tvntr• petedv:s rtrinlyapee
for a hearty fellow.
Oar first mato often remonstrated with the
captain on his conduct, and plainly told him
that the men would not submit to it; but the
only reply the captain made was to tell him to
mind what he was about, or he would "break
him and haze him up," meaning that he would
send the mate forward as a common sailor, and
work him to death. At length, after a lor.g
and fierce discussion in the forecastle, we all
went forward one morning in a body, and con,
plained tbrough•the carpenter, us a spokesman,
that we had not enough to eat. Capt. L—
listened without interruption, and then cooly
turned around and said—
"Steward, go down into the cabin, and bring
me pistols."
We looked at each other in silenec.
it, a c,,rlc of minute: the ,t,wari retumd
b'oll . 7
• .tt lilting , • -tj
i'ht • • '''' ' ''.'.
with the pistols, and with a titce as pale as
death, handed them to the captain. The Int.
ter cooly placed them both on full cock, and
laying them side by side on the top of the bin•
uncle, crossed his arms, and glared round at
every soul of us ere he spoke.
"Now, men," cried he at length, between his
teeth, "all I've got to say is, that you are ink.
taken if yon think you are going to get the up.
per hand of me. I am your captain, and the
law gives me power to do what I like. You
didn't ship to bully me. Go for and to your
duty, and the first wan that hesitates, or gives
me any jaw, shoot him ON I would a pig.
when the breeze sprung up at the expiration
of tour days; our allowance remained, the same
—half meat, half water, and no grog! The
sailors grew half desperate, and curses both
loud and deep were bandied front math, to
mouth, and indistinct menaces muttered.
Ryan-by it became whispered in the ship
that the captain had had a coukde.soliel, or
suwstroke, beVe leaving Havana, and that he
had drank f- 13, ever since, awl
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drank fret, : . was rouse.
quently really insane to a curtain extent. This
would explain his conduct, and we all were in
clined to accept it us the proper solution; hut
the captain had certainly never yet committed
any act which would legally he held proof of
insanity: for all that he did, though highly ern.
el and tyruntliml was within the bounds of that
fearful amount of almost irresponsible power
that Ow law allows to act captains.
We had been three weeks out, when it was
lay morning to watch on deck. Six bells (7 u'•
clock) had just been struck, and 1 was engn•
ged ceiling away the line of the log, which had
been hove by order of the mate, then in charge
of the deck, when Captain L unexpect•
edly came out of the cabin. I noticed that be
Lad a wild, nervotta look, for be glanced around
and aloft, just us a man might do when arous•
ed from in dream.
"What's the course?" he abruptly demanded
of the man at the wheel.
South east by east, sir."
The captain then stepped up to the binnacle
and looked at the compass,—turning round
with an oath, he struck 'the man with a blow
in the mouth that knocked him ttwity front the
wheel, and thundered—
•• You take the spokes in hand! You know
uo more about steering than your mother."
(Such were the exact words, for I distinctly
remember them.)
The poor fellow, who was one of the best
helmsmen in the ship, took hold of the spokes
again, the blood trickling down his chin, and
"1 was steering to a hairs•brcadth."
"What's that you say?"
'•I say I was steering as well as any man
could and you're a—tyrant, captain."
The eaptaitt's face grew black with passion,
and the light foam new front his lips, as he
"Mr. Jackson, clap this fellow in irons! No,
seize hint up—make a aprcad•caple of hint!—
I'll teach him to too the mark!'
The mate, Jackson, in vain attempted to
soothe the mad man, who compelled his officers
to "seize up" the unfortunate sailor; that is, to
lash his wrists to the shrouds, with his back
bare for punishment. This is called making a
"spread•eagle." I dare not dilute on the sick.
ening scene that ensued. Suffice it that the
captain, with his own hand, Hogged the man
most brutally in presence of all hands, and not
a soul of us dared to speak.
That night we all signed a round robin,"
that is, a paper stating grievance, or petition,
with the names written in a circle, so that no
one could be pitched upon as the ring leader—
addressed ua the chief mate, filming that we all
felt our lives were not safe in the hands of the
captain, as he was obviously insane, and re•
questing the mate to take command of the ship,
and place the captain in coohinetnent. We
sent this to Mr. Jackson by one of the boys, and
iu a quarter of an hour the mate came forward.
"Men," said he do you know what you are
about? You are in open mutiny—and you
know abet the penalty fur that is. For God's
sake let us have no more of this. Captain
is captain and hie will is law. We
must all submit to it. Were I to do my duty
strictly,l should show this, pointing, to the
round robin, to the captain; but I don't want
to make matters worse. Let us go to port,
and then complain 119 you please. But for
your own sake—and for my sake—don't mu•
We all respect the mate, and his words made,
a great impression. We consulted together,
and the prudence of the majority overcame
the fierce impulse of the bolder spirits. It was,
howeverOacitly understood, that if matters
grwworse, we would risk the dreadful pelt•
alty of mutiny by seizing the captain, for we
now consider he was undoubtedly insane al
though the mate acted rightly enough in bold.
ing aloof at present, as the captain bad not
yet evinced himself incapable of managing
the ship.
Whether any whisper had leaked out in the
cabin, through the steward of officers, I can.
not tell, but the captain had undoubtedly sus
pected what hod passed. At noon the next
day he came on deck, with as double barrelled
1 1
gun in his hands and deliberately loaded it
with ball in our presence. When be had done
this, be called all hands all, and in language
that sufficiently indicated, from its incoherency,
tail hC alts undrryttedly 111.:ar", 34jrtil:e4
the crow, winding; up with the words—
" You think to get the upper hand of me do
you ?" You will mutiny—you will take the
ship nwny from me? I'll make an example—
show you whom you have to deal with !
Mr. Jackson let those two men be seized up
this minute, thr I'll make spread•c4,zlos of 'cm
sure as I live."
As he spoke the captain pointed to two n;
tha nearest men—one an American, the other
an Englishman. These poor fellows looked
round at their messmates and seeing how us.
decided all were, they suddenly sprang into
the rigging—running aloft for safety.
The captain's eyes glared like a wild beast's
he seized his gun and shouted—
`• Come down this moment, both of ye, or
I'll shoot ye I"
They saw the threatening movement, and
heard the command t but this only caused them
to run up higher and higher. Twice the cap
tain hailed them ; and then he raised his piece,
and as quick as lightning levelled and fired.
A burst of execration from us all followed for
the ball had struck the Huglishruan, and broke
his log. He fell like a wounded bird into the
main top, and screamed in agony.
Oh, God what have you done, Captain
1,-?" exclaimed the horronatricken mute.
"You have committed murder;"
"No, I helve not," answered the captain.
" I ordered the follow down, and if he won't
obey. it's mutiny, and the law will justify me
in killing hint, or :tilling you either—so mind
what you say."
'the mate turned aside, and then one of the
eldest seamen whispered in his ear--" Say the
word, sir, end we will clap the mid man in
irons," he only shook his bead, and buried his
face in his hands.
Meanwhile the American, a fine young fel.
low, known by the soubrequet of " Boston Bill,"
had ascended to the royal yard, and was look•
lug down on deck to see what course 'natters
were taking. The captain, not satisfied with
disabling cur man, at this moment pointed his
gun at hint, and hoarsely ordered him on deck,
threatenintt to shoot hint if he refused.
" Come down, luau, for heaven's sake:" re•
pouted the mate.
He will Hog me if I do, sir."
"Fes, I'll flog you, sore enough," yelled the
"Then I will die before I come down!"
Without another word, the captain commen
ced taking a deliberate Mtn. and half a dozen
yokes shouted to the man whose life was in
this fearful jeopardy.--" Jump overboard, Bill,
or you are a dead man! Jump for life !"
In an instant the sailor ran along the foot
rope, and clung to the royal yard-arm to lee
ward. The alternative was indeed horrible.
If be descended he would be flogged—if he re
mained he would be shot—if be leaped over
board from that dreadful height he ran the risk
of being dashed to pieces if he fell sideways
on the water, or of being snapped by a shark
or drowned, let him fall which way ho would.
The captain shifted his aim and his finger was
on the trigger.
" Jump, Bill, jump f' screamed his mess
tunics and his resolution was taken. He would
leap fin- life!
Lowering himself front the yardarms with
his hands, he pointed feet downward and clove
the air with the velocity of a cannon-ball. A
second or two, and he had disappeared in the
curling green sea.
The pent up excitement of the crew found
vent at this moment. One party rushed on
the captain, and disarmed and bound hint,
whilst the rest put the helm down and threw
the sails aback, to stop the motion of the ship,
and sprang to the fall of the quarter-boat to
lower away to pick up the American, should
he rise to the surface.
A breathless pause of very nearly a minute
ensued, and then we beheld the head of the
sailor emerge at the distance of a hundred
yards; and being a capital water-dog, he
struck out boldly for the ship, and amid a
loud hurra was picked up. His " leap for life"
had been successful.
The other poor fellow who was shot aloft
was lowered on deck in a sling. Ile woo more
injured by the fall, than by the ball in his leg,
and died the same night in extreme agony.
• The mate now consented to take command
of the Ship, and Captain L- was closely
confined till we came to port. By that time he
was raving niad, and he died within three
days after being conveyed to the hospital ashore.
Sam Slick on Courting.
Courtin' a gal, I guess is like catchin' a horse
in pustur. You put the oats in a pan, bids the
halter, and soft sawder the critter, and it comes
up softly and shyly at fast, and puts its nose
to the grain, and gets a taste, stands off and
munches a little, looks around to see if the
coast is clear, and advances cautiously again,
ready for ago if you are rough. Well, you
softsawder it all the time; so so, pet! gently,
pet! that's a pretty doll ! and gets it to kind of
like it, and conies closer, and you think you
have it, make a grab at its mane, and it ups
head and tail, snorts, wheels short round, lets
go both hind feet at you and is of like a shot.
That comes or bein' in a hurry. If you had
put your hand slowly towards its shoulder, ntid
felt for the mane, it might perhaps have drawn
away, as much as to any, hands of, if you
please; I like your oats, but I don't want you,
the chance is, you would have caught it. Well,
what's your play now? you have missed it.—
Why, you dott't give chase, for that only scares
the critter, but you stand still, shake the oats
in the pan, and say, cope, cope, cope, and it
stops aud looks at you and conies up a gain,
but awful skittish, stretches its neck over so
far, steals a few grains. and then keeps a res
pectful distance. Now, what do yon do then?
Why, shake the pan and move slowly, us if you
were going to leave the pasture and make fur
hum ; when it repents or hole' so distrustful,
comes up and you slip the halter on.
1181. You are a queer chiekon," es
514 when larcl:cd
` fris ctllancnus.
[Published by rtsiuest,
77er Me tliterrancon—Ciella reCeltia—Rome—
The Caritul—The Coliseti6—and some
reflection 3 there on ..11fterira', _future,
Mn. rat /ITOR:—li.viiig tilled my last with
some spoculations relative to the existingstrut
gle of the stations, 1 promised to send you an
other sheet, giving an easy and rapid sketch of
some of illy foreign wanderings. Brevity for.
bids the attempt to introduce your readers at
once, to all the principal courts of Europe, to
ita splendid polices sod picture galleries s to
point ma its chief spots of enchanting scenery
and hist uric ;Merest; to deicribe the costumes,
architi,t, try, manners and customs of so many
countries., os recount their hoary superstitions
and roma utic legends. It wooldironsfer to the
reader the feelings of which the traveller him.
self son,ttintes complains, of bewilderment
amid scenes, so strangely- and constantly vary. I
ing. thirdly any portion of Crops, so dazzles
the Westeen imagination with its classic remi
niscences or its doubtful futnre, as atty.—
Thither let um briefly conduct your readers:
It was la tranquil night in -the month of
March, and I was out on the passage from Mar
seilles, where so shortly slim occurred that
madam and fatal collision between two steam
ers of the mine line. I knew the clangors of
the Mediterranean, and nestled more closely
under the wings of that Providence, which ex•
tends alike over sea and land. Rippling over
a surface, smooth as glass, and reflecting on
its bosom, the glorious sky, our beautiful Ital
ian steamer glides past the numerous islands,
that bested our course. With the dawn, our
eyes greet the dominions of the Pope, and at
it, we enter the hark mr of Cieita
mous the its impositions practiced un travel-
lees; a notoriety which it seems net likeiy
soon to forfeit. A young Bostonian who keeps I
a journal of such matters, assures inn that tic ;
has a large foolscap page filled with the vari
ous items. Ready for every contingency, I sue
cetded on passing through without coy essen-
I t
tie! diminution ofeomposure; but I really breath
ed freer, when I found - myself off fur Rome—
although the dilly., bad but a few nights
previous been stopped and robbed outright. All '
the aftereuon our road lay along the coast south
ward, and the only relief of the dreariness was
some occasional cuouuneut of antiquity, orstrag
gliug pnrtir.s of bandit-looking descendants of
the Romans. At length we struck off inland,
and having pursued our course quietly forsome
hours, the revery in which I was sinking was
suddenly broken by the postillien's shout aswe
came upon the brow of a hid—Ross. All
looked out, and the stars, ever young, were ga
zing down just as they did when they looked
on Cesar aim Romulus—as we dashed titre'
the gate, passed the custom-house and found
ourselves in the heart of the city. "So, here I
am un the spot which occupied so much my
boyish studies and youthful dreams," was the
first thought of a waking consciousness the
next morning: and I. hastened forth to the top
of the Capitol, to gain a bird's eye view of the
seven-billed city, with the Yellow Tiber rolling
through and dividing ancient Latium from Et
ruria—the city of the Ceasars, from the city of
the I'opes. The Capitol itself contains attrac•
Lions enough to make ono linger long—the I
most striking of which are the Venus of the
reserved cabinet; the brazen wolf, shattered by
lightning in the hind legs, and thus shown to I
be one, referred to by Cicero in the Catalineor
ations—afterwards apostrophized by the Poet
''And thou, the thunder-stricken nurse of Rome!
She-Wolf 1 whose hrazen-imaged dugs impart
The milk of conquests."
But the most touchingly interesting of all, is the
Dying Gladiator; the anatomy of which Bell
describes as perfect, and which grows lifelike
under the description of Childe Harold:
‘ . l see before see the gladiator tie:
He leans upon hi: hand—leis 111/114 brow—
Consents to death—bat eonquers agony,
And his drooped head sinks gradually low"
Then. as the inhuman shout bursts forth, to
hail his conqueror:
"li, heu,d it—but ho heeded not—his eyes
Nye, i b his heart, and that was far mSay;
lie it,kwl not of the Inn he lust nor prize.
Its where his rude hut by the Danube lay,
There were his young barbarians all at play—
There was their Daeian mother"—
From the Capitol to the Coliseum. once led the
Via Sacra, which Horace speaks of in one of
his satires as his favorite promenade: "Thom
forte Via Sacra, slew( teens rot mos;" and ev
ery step of the way seems so hallowed by clas
sic associations, that one almost trembles for
fear of disturbing the mighty dead. Graceful
columns of decayed Temples rise up mournful
ly around us. Here extended the Bomar} Fo
rum, and here is the spot from which a Cicero
thundered. Further on stands the arch of Ti
tus, erected in commemoration of the destruc
tion of Jerusalem .d on which is remounted
a procesaion, bearing the spoils of the Temple
amongst which may be recognized the golden
table, the silver trumpets,and the seven-branch
ed candlestick of massive gold, which, here up
pears to be near a man's height; and which fell
into the Tiber from the Milvian bridge in the
flight of Maxentins, in the onslaught of Con
stantine. Further on, and standing on the via
triumplutlis, is the Arch of Constantine, erect
ed to commemorate the victory just referred to,
and ono of the most imposing monuments at
Rome. But ancient Rome's crowning wonder,
which it repays a pilgrimage to sue, and where
the antiquarian Nimrod will be daily found in
meditation, and perchance if he heed not rob•
hers by moonlight too, now stands just before
us—the Coliseum—a vast circular structure in
four stories, one side of which is still perfect,
rising away up agnittst the sky to the height of
157 feet—or just about as high as our own
Niagara Fulls. By a series of staircases I had
mounted to the highest point of this temple of
heathendom. and gazing back on the dwindled
firms below, scenes of the rusty Past rushed
upon any view. Imagination reared again
cclumns, ;ted prerl.•l the
ous whole with limnen myriads, beds plebeian
I and patririan—poured forth on their 11 , stal
day to witness the struggle of one, who would
not acknowledge the gods, with the wild
beasts. There stands in the centre of the arena,
the noble confessor of Christ—wasted and
pale from confinement in the subterranean
caverns, out of whirls ho has just been led—
yet groat and undaunted; that noble brow
raised to meet the gaze of the world, expres
sive of something se superior to the brute for
titude which braves inevitable calamity, that
an involuntary murmurofapplause runs around
that Roman Assembly. Shone yonder sun ever
on a nobler triumph' of philosophy, nay of
moral heroism? "Its not, ye toped Romans,
a stoical indifference, which bares its neck to
fine, nor is it the power of that arm, which
shrinks not from an encounter with the Nu-
bian lion, whose greedy roar is head ever and
anon front within—which gives to that frail
frame: a steady step and a brow undaunted.
Those eyes are lifted to other scenes—they
gaze on another cloud of witnesses, the army
of prophets, apostles, martyrs, bending over
to see ; those ears catch the accents of a Sa
vior's voice: " Ile that conlesseth me before
men, him will I also confess before my Fa
ther and the angels in heaven." That calm
and collected mein sends a thrill to the ex
tremity of the guilty assembly—it seems to
say, there is a sustaining power in this hated
religion which we seek to banish from the
earth, which arms one for grappling with the
fiercest trials of life and death : and though,
when mangled and faint from the loss of blood, I
the moral hero sinks in the unequal (enact,
—a smile of triumph lights up the pale
features and seems to say, • See how a Chris
can die I" A change comes over my
dream. Eighteen centuries have fled—the
race of bloody Romans has disappeared from
these seats, and the empire of heathenism
crumbled with her fates ; while the religion of
the Nnzarine, once limble and persecuted, rind
here attested by the blood of its martyrs, has
risen in the ascendant—and like yonder sun, I
ever westward in its course, has scattered on I
every shore, the blessed proffers of tier tom,
learning and civilization. Once more, stand-
ing amid flu:departed greatness of that mighty
Empire, whoseEngles overshadowed the known
world—surveying at a glance the memorials of
its former wealth and power—beholding where
one stood the palace of the Users, but au
indistinguishable Macs of rubbish—the scones
are changed; and oserl,sping a continent end
an ocean, I gaze in delighted fancy, on that
glorious Republic, which had gathered to itself
the oppressed of every land, and where ate
salving for the race, the great principles of
theoretic equality and representative selfgov
ernment. t) the history of that republic—the
result of that crisis—as it will be read eighteen
centuries hence, how these eyes long to pry
into. I look forward over hut a single yen
tory of undisturbed union, peace and progress,
and I see our federal government extending
over a continent, and its population multiplied
to a hundred millions of freemen. Meanwhile
the people of other clinics, whose eyes are
anxiously turned that way as they ace the pow
er of those hallowed institutions to bless man
kind, raise their drooping heads, shake off
their chuckles and erect in every land, the
home of freedom. But alas ! the dissonance
of party agitation breaks on my ear—the sp,e
tre ql disunion rises up to disturb the pleas
ing prophecy ; and athwart the blood.wlitten
history of states dissevered, beligerent, fratri
cidal, I see a time when the traveller from
other lands will conic to gaze on the relics of
departed American greatness. My bruin reels
before the dark foreboding—that unaccounta
ble dizziness which sometimes gives persons
standing on a great eminence a propensity to
dash thetnselves over. fur this only time in my
life, seizes me—and calling to my guide,
hasten down frosts the dangerous spot. So
much Mr. Editor, for ancient Rome; my nest
is of Rome, Papal and modern. Adieu,
Opinions of Great len on Foreign In-
Read what was said by these most eminent
Hear Gen. Washington:
"Against the insiduous wiles of foreign intlu•
cure, (I conjure you to believe me fellow•citi
MAO the jealousy of a free people ought to be
constantly awake. It is one of the baneful foes
of a Republican goverment."
Listen to Thomas Jefferson
hope we may find some means in future
of sliding ourselves from foreign influenep—
political, commercial or in whatever form it may
be attempted. I wish there were an ocean of
fire between this and the old world."
Read front Madison:
"Foreign influence is a Grecian horse to the
Republic, wo cannot be too careful to exclude
its entrance."
Be warned by Gen. Jackson
"It is time that we should become a little
more Americanized; and instead of feeding the
paupers and laborers of England, feed our own,
or else, in a short time, by our present policy,
we shall be paupers OUNOIYS."
BAUM' SOM.—Horace fireely, it is well
known, has taken to farming. Lest year, when
in Massachusetts attending the poultry show,
he bought half a dozen pure Cochin China eggs,
Sti a dozen, ghieh produced him six ugly ducks.
An editor from Maine, however, fared still worse.
He bought half u dozen eggs of "a new varie
ty," which the healer assured him would pro
duce “very rare birds." So they did, for they
were put under the very hest hen, and in due
time came out—"what do you think?"
•'1 could not guess," said his friend,—"what
were they ?"
"Land Turtles, and what woo worse, as soon
as they were hatched; they seized upon the old
hen, and such a squalling never was heard in
any other hen's nest:'
OW PreTzlent
, .
I Don't Care if I do.
I know you don't but somebody else do, --
Everybody ought to care. Everybody don't,
and so you don't care, and that is what makes
you so careless. In our short walk coming
down Broadway the other night we heard that
little sentence—.l don't rate if I do"—three
times; and every time, we felt that if the speak.
er did not care, somebody that he should care
for, did care. There is no harm in the words,
it is only in the tone, manner and meaning,
and in the way they are applied. They had a
meaning each time we heard them, and each
time, advanced the speaker one step nearer the
point—the point of—" I don't care if I do."
Two gentlemen—of course they were, their
tailors had pronounced them so—we pronoun
ced one of them a black legged gentleman,
the other wu knew to be what every body calls
a gentleman. He is a gentleman merchant—
a clerk in a dry goods store—a retailer of tape
and calico: but it is a genteel business, and
he is a gentleman of business. The other is a
gentleman of leisure. Arm in arm they walk
ed down Broadway, and when opposite a
house with cut glass and colored poison, Leis
ure says to Business—" Let's go in and take
a drink." Business replied I don't care if
I do."
There was a young wife sitting alone in her
ill-furnished, comfortless room athome—home !
No: at a cheap, can't•af'ord•any-better board
ing house. She does care. For in that house,
where her don't care husband went, there is a
bar. and facilities for spending " a s'ocial even
ing," not with his wife, but with .gentlemen
of leisure," in a place that common parlance
calls " hell." If it is not there, Won't-care-if-
Edo will find it a little beyond, and in a few
years his gentleman•ofleisure friends will not
care how• soon he goes there, because they will
say of him then, " He is completely cleaned
Yes, cleaned out of money, credit, Im
siness, home—his poor young wife has answer.
ed an invitation from a sympathizing friend to
come and stay with her, " I d' u car' if I do."
I doe't care if I do—go to rain--Mould be
hung up as a sign for every ynn•:::l.+a that is
invited by a gentleman of leis., -,., enter one
of these I•don't•caro•if-I•do house,. - where the
only care for him is to get his own honest earn
ings, and all that he can be induced to obtain
from his employer, by saving I don't care if I
do—take it, nobody will know it.
Two young girls were on the walk before us.
They were talking busily, as girls generally
are, but what did that concern us ? We oared
nothing, listened for nothing, yet in spite of
all attempts to hear and heed nothing, in spite
of the eternal humbug of a thousand wheels,
those same words came again to our ears out
of the claws of omnibus thunder and roar of
human voices—l don't care if I do; and this
time, with a sadder• cleaning than before, fur
they told of years of woe, sorrows, and re
pentance when it will be too late for one of
those young girls—no yet innocent and pure,
but alas. how long can they remain so after
speaking such fatal words.
" Oh, Lizzy, don't do it—come home with
me—you will break mother's heart if she ever
J nows it."
"1 don't care if I do. I am not going to
woric 80 all the time, and then be
'cause I want to go out evenings ani
little fun once in a while. George d,:t 1:ko
to come to our house, 'cause he 3 i.
looks so suspicious at him
menu to go where he is not afraid 10 ,Qlll,.
nm sure 1 don't see what mother sees about
George to be so set against him."
Why, Lizzy, she .C 3 that he don't work
any, has no business, no income, and he
"I don't care if he does—so does everybody
except a few old sobemides ; and if he don't
work, he always has money and good clothes."
"That is what mother says ; and she is
hfa i d yon don't know how he gets them."
" I don't care if I. don't know. What's the
odds? llc says he knows how to make more
money than those that work, and can always
give me plenty.."
" Oh, Lizzy, do come home; pray do, and
mother will forgive you."
"Forgive me! I should think she had bet•
ter wait till I do something that needs her for
giveness. What have I done, pray 7"
"You have set mother almost crazy by go•
log away from home; and 1 am afraid if you
rounds away you will go to ruin."
"Lion% caro if I do; I am not going to be
snubbed up and not allowed to have any com-
pany, and---"
Here came half a dozen omnibuses in a
drove, and in spite of sharp cars we lost the
rest of the dialogue ; but the words, I don't
care it' I do, having Leen ringing every now
and then in our ears since we heard them from
that girl's lips, and we have now wrung them
out to ring in yours, till you will say. I don't
care if they do, since I eau learn a moral Its
son from them.
6E11.."Ah, 'non dieu! mon dice!" said Mon•
nicer Melemots to his friend Snittins, "mine
sweetheart has give me de mitten."
"Indeed--how did that happen ?"
"Veil, I thought I must go make her one
visset. before I leave town; so I step in de side
of de room, and dare I behold her beautiful
pairsoa stretch out on von /nay."
"A lounge you mean?"
"Ah, yes—On Von lounge. Aud den I say T
vas cur sure she would be r. - ;:ten, if I did not
come to see her before I—"
"You said what?"
"1 said she would be rotten, if—"
"That's enough. You have put your foot iu
it, to be sure."
“No, oar. I put my foot out of it, for she
say she would call her met, big brudder, and
hank me out agar! I had intention to nay
mortified, bnt I could not rink of de vird, and
mortify and rot is all tho same as von, in my
*42...Fences operate in two wart--it pod
they it,' n rence. Li peon
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VOL. 19. NO. 38.
A Ghost.
M.,-t ghost stories nr nnly foolish and laugh
able; but this one is certainly mslaricholy in the
Within the past year the people of a village,
in a western State, became greatly excited by
the alledged nightly appearance of a ghost, in
the village graveyard. Few of them, indeed,
had dared to see it; but . snme had; and they,
without making too fainiiiar with it had still
seen it come and go, Iv, ,bout, sent itself,&c,
and the statements or :01 :HA were too well au
thenticated to be disreghi•l.:d. What the few
saw the many believed; and the whole'commu•
laity soon became exercised upon the sebjectof
this strange nightly visitation to the graves of
the dead. Of course the ghost was in the usu.
al grave clothes, in which, so f4r as we. know.
ghosts always appear; and it leas entirely rep.
lar in its hours—always ari,ing among the
tombs at just midnight, and 10.3.v:e. st near
early dawn. It had often been .c en w.
and go, passing over fences in its ersnr4e intt,
no one had learned whence it came or whill,r
it went.
At length the matter, from heinsT town tnik,
' became the town dread. Notner,3
als got excited, and snperstitioa - .us brew
melancholy and taciturn; people lou,d doubt.
lag!) , at each other, as they pa,iod, in twilight,
and all contrived their journeyingsat that hour,
so as not to approach the last resting place of
their departed friends.
This growing dread at length became insuf
ferable; and engaged all minds. There chanc
ed to be, in the village, a youth of nineteen,
froM Western New York, whose domestic edu
cation had carefully excluded all faith in super.
natural agencies, and who therefore, looked on
ly to nalto•al rouses, for explanations of the
events and occurrences of this life. This youth
resolved to fathom the mystery of the gravt. ,
card ghost. He found one associate; and the
two, after night-fall secreted themselves among
the tombs, to observe. Punctually, as the
hour of twelve drew nigh, the ghost which had
I caused so much dread, was seen approaching.
Th. , moon was shining brightly, and the white
robed object was seen distinctly. Overcoming
tau fences, it entered the grave-yard within ac•
tuul reach of the youth who had set on foot the
investiganon ; 'and as light fell fully upon the
face of the ghost, he recognized the well known
features of at, acquaintance, who was then in
her early widowhood! Her husband had re•
eentlY been buried there; nod so dreadful had
burn the shock that the reason of the alit, had
bran dethroned by it, and she was now a wan
dering monied She saw not her observers,
hot seated herself, as she was wont, 'upon the
grave of him she had loved but too fondly.—
The taro thou a,pproached the unfortunate, nod
addressed her in kindness, She knew them
not; but conversed freely with them culling the
Angels, and craving their protection. She was
in her night-clothes; and her wandering thus,
throu,th the agony she had suffered, and her
nightly occupying this sad seat, had converted
that poor mental wreck of humanity, into a
ghost. On this occasion she could nut be in•
duced to abandon her post, and of necessity,
she was left there to complete the hours of that
night's pilgrimage.—She is now in a Lunatic
Asylum.—/kflitlo Commercial.
An Indian's Theory of the Origin of the
A letter from Now Mexico to the St. Louis
Republican gays that an Indian being once
questioned us to the origin of the human race,
responded substantially as follows:
"Our Great Father, the Great Spirit, ha. 9
created the sun, the moon, the stars and the
earth, which he replenished with befralo,
deer, antelope, bear and beaver. Our great
Father looked upon all thesis things ant. t ier•
ceived that there was yet something wanting
—it being like to So our Great Fa.
ther went up th, creek here it seems that l:s•
dition has not ha::ded Lwn its name,) eel
looking around di,covored some black clay,
out of which he focused a man. But the Great
Spirit was not satisfied with this man, 111 , 01..)
his face mid body was black and his hair wooly.
So he left him there and went a little piece fie•
titer up the creek, where he saw some red clay
out of which he formed a red man. This man
pleased our Great Father more than the Erst,
yet he was not wholly satisfied. So our Great
Father went still further up the creek a:sd saw
some white clay, out of which he formed it
white man, and looking upon hiss sei:h admi•
ration and pleasure, exclaimed, "this is a per.
feet man."
Spaying Much Cows.
Spaying oCcows, at n certain period of their
life, offers immense advantages to the agric,ll.
turalist and consumer, in producing ranch
augmentation of milk and meat. In this way
the animal escapes a host of ailments, and spares
a host of losses, sustained in consequence of
her bulling at times when it is impossible to
gratify her desires. Spaying of cows, Professor
Bouley says, creates a new race, sterile far
breeding, but productive and valuable for tlio
purpose of yielding milk for the dairy and west
fur the butcher. Spayed cows yield unitual!y,
for the first two or three years at least, a third
more milk than they were iu the habit of gie.
ing before the performance of the operation.--
A cow spayed thirty or forty days alter calving,
or at the time she is giving the most milk, cot,
tinues to yield, if not for the remainder of life,
at least ter many years. the same large quaut:-
ty of milk, and sometimes more titan she gave
at the time of performing the operation.
French veterinarians have, for many years.
had their attention directed to this subjecti and
each year their experience, as well as that of
agriculturalists, leads them to speak more and
more favorably of the practice.—French Work.
Sonte time sineJaman entered & store
to bell some brooms. The storekeeper said he
would take the brooms, Who would take ball
his pay in money and the rest in goods. Tim
man complied, and after receiving his
told the storekeeper that he would take fur LI,
pay in goods half the brooms ! The sterolco*,
er thonght him a preitr hard cast•