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SCIENCE, Volume I. for told—American ethuon—GEo. •Comae and itOItERT Cox, E(1001.3. The many and earnest desires expressed by the lavers or rhrenoto !l on this side the Atlantic, and the hope sai still further advancing this great cause, has induced us to publish an American edition of this profound and SCIENTIFIC QUARTERLY. Its character and merits need but little comment, further than that n emanates trmn sonic of the ablest minds in England anti Scotland. and has been before the public more titan is ) cars. GEORGE COMI)F . . The distinguished phrenoloincal P ram, is its principal contributor, and virtual conductor. This work embodies all the new discoveries, together with all of intereat which appertains to Phrenological Sconce. 111.1.61`; ET1S:11 It also advocates. showing Its adaptation to needteal sci ence, to the relief of human suffering, and to its other va rious anti important applications. It also urges, with great ability and pre-enditent success, HUMAN RIGHTS, Showing the bearings of this science of mind to legisla tion, moral and political government, as well as to indi vidual self-control and intellectual cultivation. The first number will be embellished with a beautiful portrait of Mr. Connie. and subsequent numbers by those of other distinguised outliner will con tain 9G pages, and will be is.lied quarterly on the following REDUCED TERMS, INVAatsitt.Y 1. ALVAN/Di:. Single copy, one year, 52 GO Three copies, do A 00 All subscribers will commence and close with tile vol ante. Please address rowl.ult & wEi.i.s. feb.26'4e. No. I:11 Nassau st., New York. CAUTION rfillE public are hereby cautioned against take 1 log or purchasing a certain note given by the sub scriber to a certain Solomon Cronerter, of Adams comity, dated abont the latter part of February, lelS, payable zii sixty days after date, for the sum of eighty dollars. I rim determined not to pay the amount of eaul cote IIIII,A C1:1171p010 , 1 to do so by lute, Rs the said note tt it. fraudu lently obtained. JOSEPH SLIEILK. Nest Ilempfield tp., Lancaster co , March 15,1a•15.-Btc IN THE MATTBII of the Inteuded appluntuon of I LUG II BOYI X., to the COllll 01 Quarter at the April Term. 18.1., for heenhe to keep a tavern to the Borough of Columbia. it being an old stand. WE, the undersigned citizens of the Borough of Colum bia, in which said tavern is proposed to be kept, do Certi fy that the said tavern is necessary to accommodate the public and entertain strangers and travellers, and that we are well acquainted with the said Hugh Boyle, and that he is of good repute for honesty and temperance. and I 3 well provided with house room and conveniences for the accommodation of strangers and travellers. John Cris-el, John Ziegler, Paul Hamilton, John A. Hook, Samuel fleece, J. 11. Hunter, Samuel P. I.ochard, Peter Saylor. Reuben hlullinon. Robert Hamilton, Geo. Wolf, John V anglicn, F. A. Thomas. March 11,14.J.3t IN THE MATTER of the intended application ofJOSIIIJA J GAri:r. to the Court of Quarter Sessions, at the April Term, l&4n. for licence to keep p tavern in the Borough of Columbia, it being an old stand. 'WE, the undersigned eitife is oldie Borough of Colum bia, in which said tavern is proposed to be kept. do certi fy that the sad tavern is necessary to accommodate the public and entertain strangers and travellers, and that we are well acquainted with the said Joshim.l. Gault. and that he is of good repute for honesty and temperance, and is well provided with house room and COlO. enictices for the accommodation of strangers and travellers. George Mann, John Lockard. Scu.. F X. Ziegler. John Lockard,Jr., Jonas Rumple, Andrea• thrown, John Clark, Daniel Zahm, John Enny, Jams s 1.. Pretston, Francis Hays, Chas. Rawlings. March 11, P,19-3t IN Till; NIA:ITER. of the intended implication of JESSE MOORE, to the Court of Quarter S "smile., at the April Term, IFI , , forlicense to keep a tavern in the Borough of Columbia, it being an old stand. wr., the undersigned chirens of the Borough ofCrilum bia, in which said tavern is proposed to be kept, do certi fy that the said tavern is necessary to accommodate the public and entertain strangers and travellers, and that we are well acquainted with the said Jesse Moore, and that he is of good repute for honesty and temperance. and 19 well provided with house room and conveniences for the accommodation of strangers and travellers. John II Brooks. Daniel Zalim, Peter Savior, George Weaver. John Lightner, Reuben Nlidlison, 'John Eddy. 11. G. Minich, Michael NVl:ler. Jr, Philip Shreiner, John Slack. John S. Given, JelTery Smedley, thigh Sanders. March 11, IBEs3t IN nit MATTER of the intended applicatton of JOIIN BARR. to the Court of Quarter Se...mos, nt the April Term, for license to keep a tavern in the Borough of Columbia, it being no old stand. "IVE, the undersigned enlivens of the Borough otrolum bia, in which said tavern is proposed to be kept. do certi fy that the said tavern Is neeesstiry to accommodate the public and entertain strangers and tras eller , . and that we are well acquainted with the sand John Barr. and that be is of good repute for honesty and temperance. and is well provided with house room and conveniences for the accommodation of stranirers and travellers. Paul Hamilton. George Vs ike, Reuben Nlullison, John Cassel, George Wolf Sohn Lightner, John Vninglien. Pe ter Saylor, George Weaver, Peter Haldeman, J. W. Cottrell. Charles Rawlings. March 11, 1e45-3t ----- - IN THE MATTER of tha intended appliention of JOS. BLACK, to the Cot.rt 01 Quarter isessions. at the April Term, Ic4S, for a license to beep n tavern in the Bor ough of Columbia. it being on old stand. WE, the undersigned citizens of the borough of Columbia in which said tavern is proposed to be kept. do certify that the said tavern is necessary to accommodate the public and entertain strancers and travellers, nod that we arc well accquaintecl with the said Jost-ph Black, nail that he is of good repute for honesty and temperance, and is well provided with house room and eons matinees for the accommodation of strangers rind traveller, John A. Book. r.. B. Brodhead. J. 11. Hunter, George Wolf, JOhn J. !Wanton, Gideon Breto man. ficorge Wike, Geo. C. Franciscan, H. E. Atkins. Boohoo Mallisem, Jno. Lightner, John Toughen, Teter Haldeman. J. W. Cot trell, L. K. Saylor.Jumen I. Pr.:womb Janie, Collin, Jr. Starch 11, lele-3t IN TIIBMATrEII of the intend.l application of DAN lEL HEIM. to the Court 01 Quarter Sessions, at the April Term, B IS. Inc liren.e to keep a tavern in the Borough of Colninbin. it being an old stand WG the undersigned citicens of the borough of Columbia in ',illicit said tavern j.l proposed to be kept. do certify that the said tavern is necessary to aceommoilate the public and entertain strangers and traveller... and that we RTC well accepramted with the said Daniel Herr, and that he in of good repute for honesty and temperance and is well provided with house room and convenience for the accommodation of strangers and traveller.. Hubert Hamilton, John B. Edwards, Reuben Mulliscin, -Tames Myers. Fri. A.Thomac. John Jordan, George C. Franciscus, Henry Pfahlcr. John Cassel, Joseph Tyson. Paul Hamilton. J. 11. Hamer. March 11, 1..4`i11t Es/ THE MATTER of the intended nppliention of nre BF.CCA Entni.ris. to the Court of Quarter Sessions, at the Apnl Term. 1 ., 44. for licence to keep in tavern in the Borouch of Columbia, it being nn old stand. WE, the undersigned citizens of the Borough of Col umbia, in which said tavern is proposed to he kept, do certify that the stud tavern is necessary to accommodate the public and entertain strangers and travellers. and that we arc acquainted with the said Rebecca Eberlcin, and that she is of good repute for honesty and temperance, a id is well provided with house room and conveniences for the accommodation o fstrangers and travellers. John Bruner. Casper Seibert, Conrad Swartz. Daniel Zahm. Peter Saylor. Robert Spear, John Peter A. 'Elmhurst. Prier lialdemnn. Jonas Rumple, John Ben net. Isaac Vauchen, Jacob Cadman. March It. If+.l°4lt THE subscriber having disposed of his stock of Merchantlize, and consequently declining bust newt, hereby notifies all those indebted to him to call and settle tip their accounts and those having claims against um to present them without delay. Columbia, March 4, 19454( L. K. SAILOR. THE COLUMBIA SPY NOTICE. laottrn. From the . Chrisuan Repository. ON JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. =I While heroes deck'd with lauraled fame, On victory's field arc crown'd, Great Adams claims a nobler theme Tor lane's loud trumpet's sound In deeds of blood hi, mighty soul, - Would take no active part ; But loseil mankind from pole to pole, \Vial an unchanging heart. His wisdom from our highest throne Marred like the morning sun, And greatest in our councils shone, Till his vast work was done. Ills long lov'd spirit now is fled, Ilis brilliant course is run, Ile sleeps with all the mighty dead As fortune's favorite boll. His praise shall float on every wind, And virtue's purest page Shall point each tow'ring statesman's mind To Massachusett's sage. The stars and. stripes that freemen love Shun freedOlit's liaison pay ; While our bold Engle soars above, To watch his sleeping clay. Columbia's daughters weep around, Where the great statesman hes; And look for the last trumpet's sound To raise Min to the Ate, Then death shall bid hint die no mom, While endless age, run, But live on the. eternal shore, Where untold deeds arc dune. Columbia, Pa . March 13, 1E4'.1. ~'clect "atc. From the: CoNimbian M ag.uzinc. CUTTING AN OLD FRIEND. 13= Many years ago, the good ship Cleopatria ar rived in Baltimore with a hundred steerage pas sengers from the Emerald Isle. Among the num ber were two young men from Tyrone, who had married just on the eve of sailing, and had conic with their buxom brides to seek their fortunes in America. The latter laud grown up side by side from girlhood, and were intimate as sisters. Tim former were HO less intimate and attached to each other. The names of these adveritnrers were Terence Leary and his wife Margaret, and Andy O'Shane and his wife Biddy, or Bridget. The first idea of coining to America had been suggested by Leary, who was a quick, intelligent young man, and had conceived the notion that a fortune was to be made in the new country across the Atlantic, from which ever and anon were coming the most inspi ring intelligence to the enterprising and ambitious. He had been, during two or three years, gardener for an Irish gentleman, in whose family Muggy, his wife, had, for some time before their marriage, acted as waiting maid. O'Shane was a draper's clerk; hn had been better educated than Leary, both as regards school and home education; and the same could be said of Bridget in comparing her with her friend Margaret. Notwithstanding this difference, the young men and their wives, as has been said, were very intimate friends, and when the mutter of going to America was ecided upon by Leary and Muggy, O'Slione and Biddy were not long in making up their minds to go with them. After settling for their passage and entering the vessel in which they were to sail,their joint wealth consisted of about twenty sovereigns. This was to be the basis of their fortunes in the New World. Leary, who was more talkative than his friend, had a great deal to say about what they would du on arriving in America. He proposed that they should unite their interests and stand by each other in all good or evil fortune. "Heaven knows, Andy," he would sometimes say, "that I'd divide my last crust with yees, ony day. And Maggy has the same feelin' for Biddy, bless her sweet soul !" To expressions of this kind the more thoughtful and reserved, but equally warm.hearted Andy, would reply, that while he could lift a hand or earn a penny, the friends of his early years should be as the members of his own household. With such feelings, and in mutual confidence, the young emigrants landed in Baltimore, where they soon made the acquaintance of some of their own countrymen, and gained a little information in regard to business and the prospect before them. Neither of these wcre found to be very cncnurag. in. Leary was the first who obtained employ. ment ; it was in the capacity of a common laborer in digging out cellars and foundations for houses about being erected. This was several weeks af ter their arrival, and when their few sovereigns had become much fewer than when they set their foot in a land of strangers. It was some time af. ter this before O'Shane got any thing to do, and this was not until he had seen nearly his last far. thing. During the discouraging period that elapsed between the finding of work by Leary and the get. ting of employment by O'Shane, not a word was said by the former, who had become reserved to ward O'Shane, about dividing his last crust with him and Biddy. A single sovereign remained of the ten which made up the entire wealth of O'Shane when ho landed in the United States, and his chances of getting something to do seemed no better titan at first. This sovereign he determined to invest in sundry small wares, and try what he could do in peddling them about from house to house. In this he was LiOTC successful titan he had expected ; his profits were, front the first, enough to meet his small expenses, and afterward to gradually increase his stock in trade, which from bring only the value of a sovereign at first, was, in the course of a few months, worth many sovereigns. The digging of cellars was hard work, much harder than attending to a gentleman's garden, and Leary, as soon as he saw that O'Shane was doing very well at peddling, become so much dia. satisfied with his employment that he determined to give it up and to try what he could do with the • pack' lie had still nearly five sovereigns laid by, and was about investing these, under the ad. vice of his friend O'Shane, in goods suitable for the trade of a peripatetic dealer, when he was taken sick, and lay ill for some weeks. liis ex penses and doctrw's bill during this time took away all of Itia little capital, and he was about re. turning with a soured spirit to his spade and gnat. tork, when O'Shane generously offered to loon I' enough to make a fair start as a pettier. With grateful feelings this kind tender of his was ac. cepted. The interest of the two young men being now COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, APRIL 1,184 S. more really united than they had yet been, and as both were required to be much from home, a small house was taken between them, and their families united, in order to lessen expense.. This arrange ment continued for about a year. and a half, during which period both Leary and O'Shane reaped a very fair harvest on their labors. At the end of this time, the former having saved about three hundred dollars, laid by his pack and opened a "grocery and liquor store." About the same time a situation at the south,with a very fair salary, was offered to O'Shune, and accepted by him. At this point, the ways by which the two friends wera,to travel in the world, diverged. They parted with many sincere expressions of friendship, and mutual pledges to aid each other in any future extremities, if the power to do so remained. With three hundred dollars, shrewdness, indus try, and economy, in personal and family expenses, success in the "grocery and liquor" business was a thing certain. Six years from the day Leary put up his sign he sold out his shop and com menced the business of a wholesale dealer in gro ceries in general, but rum and whiskey in particu lar, on Bnwley's wharf. He was then worth some ten or filtetiri thousand dollars, arid deemed it but due to his increased importance as a merchant, to assume ikstyle of living rather more imposing than the back Atoms and second stories of a grog-shop. But even in gratifying his pride, Leary was cau tious not to put the main chance in jeopardy. A house at four hundred dollars rent, and use or six hundred dollars laid out in parlor and some addi tional chamber furniture covered the length and breadth of his extravagance at this era in his his tory. During the whole of this period he had heard nothing from O'Shane, except that on his arrival at Charleston, the place of his destination, he hail found all as had been represented to him, and that the situation lie had accepted would enable him, if lie kept his health, to lay up some little. The change that had passed over Terence Leary in ten years was quite remarkable. NYlten he landed from the `Cleopatra' ho was a fair speci men of a rough, healthy, coarse young Irishman, and retained this appearance until he got behind his own counter, at which time a gradual process of transformation commenced. Time corduroy trowsers gave way to cassinet pants, the coarse roundabout to a long tailed coat, and the seal.sliin cap to a black beaver with a shining surface ; the stout, well gressed brogans that had carried him many a mile, over rough roads as well as smooth ones, were thrown aside, and boots well blacked worn in their stead; they were the first blacked boots that had ever covered his feet. In this new dress Leary, at first, scarcely knew himself, but ho was nut long in forgetting that he had ever worn any garments of an inferior quality. The con. stunt attendance upon customers, with the neces sity of handling himself all tae various commodi ties he had to sell, prevented Leary from making any further material alterations in his every-day external appearance, until he ceased to he a retail dealer and wrote himself m a merchant.' At this period the change in the man was very apparent. He stood at least two inches higher; the reason was, his chin had become elevated preceisely that much farther above the point where the collar bones rest on the sternum. He shaved or was shaved every morning; there was a time when once or twice, a week was deemed sufficient. His linen was faultless, and renewed every morning; his black coat and pants guiltless of any sign of hard service. A few years more and Terence Leary, Esq., was a man of wealth, standing, and importance; one of the first merchants' of the city ; to his tquals ex ceedingly polite, but to his inferiors in station, over bearing and offensive. A porter, laboring man or clerk was treated by him more like a dog than a human being. He had no sympathies whatever with the poorer classes—actually despising every thing not possesacd of golden attractions. One day, it was twenty years from the time the ways of the young Irishmen became divergent, Leary was sitting in his counting-room, when two natives of the Emerald Isle, a man and a woman, entered the store. They were pl.inly but not roughly dressed. Leary recognized them in an in stant ; they were his old friends, Andy and Biddy O'Sliane. The sight of them did not give him much pleasure, especially as there were present in his counting room two or three merchants of the • first standing.' "Go and sec what those people want," he said abruptly and in a tone of command, to one of his clerks. "If they ask for me, tell them I'm en. gaged and can't sec them now." The clerk met Andy and Biddy half way down the store. " Is Mr. Lcary in 7" asked O'Slianc. "He is engaged at present." "No matter, lie will see us," replied O'Shanc, pushing on past the clerk, who tried but in vain to keep him back. To the consternation of the merchant, O'Shane and Biddy entered boldly into his counting-room, the former extending his hand as he advanced to him, arid saying in a voice of pleasure, "Terence, anon ! how are ye 7" But Leary fixed a cold, repulsive look upon his old warm-hearted friend, and declined taking his hand. " Don't ye know me, mon? don't ye know Andy O'Shane? Didn't we come from old Tyrone? bless the deur soil and wasn't you a gardner's man there and I a draper's clerk ? And wasn't Biddy, here, and your own wife, Maggy, as intimate as burn sisters? Terence Leary, mon, don't ye know me now ?" The Irishman spoke with enthusiasm. "Go 'way, man; gn 'w.ty," said Leary, turning his head and waving for OSltarm and his wife to retire; there is a time fur all things, and a place for all things." Tho whole manner of the Irishman, instantly changed, and he drew himself up with dignity— • G'u 'way, d'ye say, Terence Leary 7" he replied ; "Go 'way is it, now? It wasn't so, Teddy, when ye got the fever from hard work in the hot sun, diggin' cellars, and spent all y'r money with the doctors. Oh no, it wasn't go way then, Teddy ! It wasn't go 'way when I loaned ye two sovereigns to fit ye oat for a tramp with the pack, and helped ye on till y'r feet alter the sickness! Oh no, it wasn't go 'way then, Teddy. But never mind ; the world is wide, and so, good-bye till yees. Come, Biddy." And O'Shane turned and walked slowly away with his wife. Leary was angry and mortified beyond measure at this interview, by which former low associates and former low occupations were exposed to two or three dignified merchants, who, pitying his em. barrasaed posiiion, soon withdrew and left him to his no very pleasant reflections. Mrs. Margaret Leary was no less outraged by the assurance of their old acquaintances, when her husband related what had happened, titan hod been Mr. Torence Leary himself. We'll have 'cm thrusting themselves in here upon ns, I suppose, next thing. Biddy was always bold end forward and never had any sense of pro priety ; but she will not want to come here twice if she cornea once, I can tell tier." A few hours after this remark was made, Mrs. Leery was infiarmod that there was a woman in the parlor who wished to sec her. Who is it ?" was asked. "Sho says her name is O'Shanc." The color instantly mounted to the lady's lice. "Tell her I'm not at home." The servant went back to the parlor. " Mrs. Leary is not at home," he said. "But you told me," returned 3lrs. O'Shane, " that she was at home." "I know," said the waiter, rudely, "but I find that she is not at home to you." "You told her my name?" " Yes." "What did ynu say it was?" "You are certain "Yes, sure of it." The visitor retired slowly, with her eyes cast down. There were bitter feeling& at her heart.— The friend of her early years, MIK companion of her early trials, the partner of her early hopes and fears, to meet with whom, and to find affection un. changed, he'd been the dear hope of many years, had turned coldly from her. "Not at Lome to me," she sighed to herself as she walked away from the handsome dwelling of her old friend. Not at home to sae. Tried and found wanting. Ah, well! better to know this than take by the hand a fulse-hearted friend." Leary and his wife were no little disturbed by the occurrences just related. The assurance of O'Shane and Biddy in supposing that they could now have any association with thein,was surprising; and their presumption in thrusting themscl‘es for ward an unpardonable offence. Days and weeks went by, but. O'Shane and his wife came not again near the old friends of other days, who wished to forget them. This was a re lief to the Learys, who for some time after lived in dread of another visitation. In the wr.stern part of the city, among a number of ele g ant houses in the process of erection, one larger and more indicative of the substantiality of its owner went steadily up from basement to cor nice, and stood forth to the eye an object of admire. tion, and a proof of wealth in the builder. "That will be a splendid residence," said Ivory to a mercantile friend, with whom he happened to be walking one Sunday afternoon. "I wonder who it is for?" "It is said to be for a New Orleans merchant of great wealth, who hes retired from business and intends residing here fur the purpose of educating his younger cliddren." " Ah ! Do you know his name'?" "I beard it, but do not remember it note." "I like to seek men of wealth coming to our city. It is one of the most beautiful in the country. Etc must be a man of considerable property to build a house like that." "They say he is worth half a million." " Indeed!" "Yes. Like yourself, he started, I am told, with nothing, and made his own fortune." The ,allusion to himself, as having started with nothing, was not entirely agreeable to Mr. Leary. He did not want people to know that he had come up from the lower classes in society, and fondly imagined that this was a secret known to but few. A reference to the fact, therefore, was like throwing cold water upon him. "[lave you net him 1" Ile asked, because it was necessary to say something. " Yes. He is it plain but very gentlemanly mnn. There is nothing ostentatious about !din ; nothing that marks the purscluoud rich man—no upstart arrogance in his character. I wish I could re member his name ; but, no matter. It is 0' some thing. o', o', o'—no, I can't get it. By the way, Mr. Leary, I believe he is a countryman of yours, and that reminds me of a first rate story I heard of him. It is capital! One of the best things that ins occurred for some time. Have you heard it 1" Ni,."" Well, it is first rate. Some twenty or thirty years ago, this gentleman arrived in our country, with his wile, given from Ireland. They came in company with another young couple of the same grlde in society ; one, I believe was a gardncr, and the other bud been in a draper's store, and came to seek their fortunes. A few sovereigns each were all they possessed. Both the men and their wives had been friends front early years, and were attached to each other. In coming to this country, they pledged a lasting friendship and a lasting in terest in each other's welfare. Fur a . time their ways in life lay side by aide; but there were some things in the conduct of the friend of this O'—O'— what is his name 1 O'Shane ! Yes, now I have it! O'Shane is his name, Air. Leary." The merchant who was so full of the good story, did not observe the marked effect the announce. merit of this name had upon his auditor. He went on : O'Shane noticed some things in the conduct of his friend that he did not much like; as, for in• stance, when fortune smiled a little upon him, lie was distant toward O'Shane, and said nothing about dividing his last penny with him as before, but when things looked dark with him, and bright with O'Shane, he was exceedingly glad to bask in his friend's sunshine. Still, notwithstanding this, O'Shanc was attached to him, and their wives were like sisters. They started in the world as pedlers, O't-lianc loaning his friend, who had spent all his money in sickness, enough to get a well-filled pack. In order to lessen expenses, they rented a small house, and their wives lived together while they were away. "At length the friend saved enough to set up a grog-shop, and O'Shane accepted a situation at the South. They parted, and never met again until six months ago—tisenty yeJra having elapsed since they separated. The friend made enough money in a few years, by selling grog, to get into a more decent and respectable business. He be came a wholesale dealer, and is now, I am told, ono of our wealthy merchants. Bat he is represented as being exceedingly proud of his position in so ciety, at. the same lime that ho is haughty and flyer bearing to those in humbler circumstances. With him, I suppose, as with too many others, money, not worth, makes the man. "O'Shane, who was a far worthier man, pushed ahead at the South ; not by selling rum, however— he was above that—but by fair and honorable trade. Ten years ago he went to New Orleans, having amassed about fifty thousand dollars in Charleston, and entered into the cotton•brokerage business, from which he retires with half a million, honestly made. But now for the gist of the story. O'Shano had not seen nor heard direct from his friend for fifteen years; but he knew how ho was getting along, and ascertained on his arrival in Baltimore, that he knew nnthing of his altered fortunes. So, what do you think lie does? Ho knew that if he came as the possessor of half a million, ho would be received with open arms, and lie would never know whether a spark °fold and truoregard remain. ed. He, therefore, determined to test his friend. In order to do this, a few days after his arrival in the city. he called, in climpany with Biddy his wife, bntlt plainly, hut not meanly dressed, at the store of the merchant and claimed acqu iintance. Two or three persons happened to be present nt the time, and, I am told, they describe the scene an rich be yond any thing they had ever seen. The merchant did not know them, and O'Slianc, to refresh his mommy, reminded him, in an assumed brogue, of old Ireland and what they land been there, and of ,heir early toila and struggles in this country. It is said lie spoke with much feeling. But the out- [81,50, PAYABLE AT SIX MONTHS. raged merchant bid him begone, in a towering passion. _ _ ".After that, O'Shane's wife called to see the friend oilier curly years, hoping that she might not be as badly changed as her husband. She sent up her name, and received for answer that the lady wasn't at home; or, as the servant said, not at home to her. ' „ It was enough. O'Shane saw that his old friend was unworthy of his regard, and will treat him hereafter :ma stranger." -- Leary and his communicative companion were walking along-, the former with his bead bent down and his eyes upon the pavement, in order to con ceal the expression of his face. After the narra tive was closed, and while smarting comments were being made thereon, Leary looked up and found himself almost face to face with O'Shane and his wife, both with the appearance and bearing of pea. plc who moved in and were used to good society. They looked at him with the look of strangers, and his eyes dropped beneath their gaze. "That's the very man, now," said Leary's cont. panion, as they passed on. Leary knew it too well. And lie also knew very soon after that his conduct had become notorious, and that, people despised him for his purse-proud arrogance; while O'Shane was respected for his sterling qualities as a man—his true heart and sound head—as much as for his wealth. He never I forgave O'Shane in his heart, for what he had done; but his anger was impotent. Ile sometimes met him in society, but O'Shane's bearing was that of a perfect stranger. Every now and then people. would introduce them, when they would bow with cold politeness, as if they had never seen each other before. Mrs. Leary and Mrs. O'Shane al-o met occasionally. But it was Biddy and Nlaggy no longer. ==l THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD. The governments of Europe make a great parade and wonderful display of pomposity in relation to reigning houses. Franco has its house of Bourbon, Prussia that of Brandenburg, Austria that of Haps burg, and England, after trying a number of dy. nastics, has, for two hundred years been ruled by the house of Hanover, represented in a race of Guelphs. All these houses, and many more, are now united under the empire of Finance, whereof the sovereign is of the hou.e of Rothschild. The strides of that house to empire have been long and rapid, and its foundations arc probably more stable titan those of any .other reigning faintly. Bona parte rose rapidly from the lieutenancy of the regi. ment La Fere to the command of Europe. A military organization is not permafient, however. Most of the present families have come from as low an origin as the house of Rothschild, but they have been longer on the journey, and the frame work of their greatness was built slowly in the lapse of generations, each one of which found the platform rai sed so rne wh at. These G h ere. of Mrs. Victoria Coburg is the most fortunate rep resentutive, have been a long time on the way. They may be traced back to the time of Ch gIC. They arc a great houe, but the Rothschild dy. nasty is in the ascendency. The baron Lionel de Rothschild is the first Jew member of Parliament, and his admission, for which a special law is rc• quired to be passed, is by the Engiish Tories con. sidered a fatal blow to the English constitution. If his presence in Parliament strikes one constant• Lion, the money of his house upholds half a dozen. At the moment he becomes a legislator for Eng. lund, his house loans the tottering dynasty of Bourbon '250,000,000 francs to sustain it. We are personally acquainted with many members of this house, and when in Germany picked up many facts in relation to them. In the year 1710. in a little Jewish settlement in "Frankfort on-the-Maine," dwelt a family of re spectable Jcw pedlars, and in that year they were blessed with a son, whom they called Mayer An selm Rothschild. They gave him what education their small means would permit, but dying when he was at the age of eleven, left him to his own resources. He then earned a scanty living by writing, which he soon abandoned for a trade. But his ambition was to be a priest of his religion. Fortunately for tottering dynasties of the present clay, this wish was not accomplished. llis trade required him to travel; and after some years be re turned to his native place and established a small business. He soon, however, gained considerable notoriety as a collector of old and curious coins, which brought him in contact with persons of rank, among whom it was a fashion to make such col lections; and finally he went 10 Hanover as a clerk in a largo banking hou.e. Subsequently, with a few years' savings, he returned to Frankfort, mar. tied, and commenced a little exchnnge business.— His great sagacity, strict punctuality and.a recti tude of conduct, pushed him rapidly forward, nod, towards the close of the century the Frankfort banking house had become famous, and its profits large. The banker, meantime, brought up ten children, of whom five suns were "after his own heart ;" and when he died he left them vast wealth and an extensive business, with the injunction to dwell in strict and unbroken unity. Arid the tn• junction then bestowed has been faithfully curried out. The fivesons conducted many banking houses at the leading capitals of Europe. They were as follows, the eldest, Ansclm, was born in 1773, and was the most substantial citizen of Frankfort; and, as representing the father, he was the head of the whole operations of the home. The second, Solo. mon, horn in 1771, became a eitirm of Vienna, where he is held in high estimation as as man, as well as a member in the most stupendous banking house in the world. The fourth son, Charles, was born in 1788, and has, since IS:21, conducted the house at Naples, where his popularity is equal to that of any of his brothers. 'rho youngest eon, Jacob, was horn in 1792, and is banker for Parts, where he maintains splendor th at eclipses most of the Princes of Europe. The third son we have yet to mention, Nathan, who was born in 1777, and became the head of the London house in 1798, and was in every intellectual respect a giant. It was observed of him that should he parte ko of the chase it could only be to hunt elephants. The five houses, combining dl the financial re. sources of Europe in their movements, which were always simultaneous, have exercised for half a can. tory, a power unseen but overwhelming. Nearly all the government debts of Europe are of their contracting. Through the wars of Bonaparte their information was always correct, and always in ad. vance of the British government, which was often dependent upon them for information as well be melee of action. Although their residences were always widely separated, each controlling all within the sphere of his influence, and commanding all mesas of informs than, no important transaction was entered into without consultation and strict liar. meaty of opinion among them all. All commercial exchanges, and all movements of bta4neA. were known to and often controlled by the old Jew in Frankfort, who could, in the excr• eise of Ilis great nave:, look with contempt upon feeble despots crying to him for help; and the aid asked depended on the assent of the five brothers. Accordingly they were courted in every possible [WHOLE NUMBER, 931. way. In 1918, they were made private commer ciel counsellors to the King of Prussia; in 1815 financial counsellors to the Hessian government, also to the Austrian Emperor, who conferred on them the rank of Barons. In 1636 Nathan died, leaving ..C33,000,000 and seven children, of whom four is ere sons. The eldest, Lionel, who had been made Knight of Isabella by the Catholics at Mad• rid, and who is a Baron of Austria, in right of his tither, appeared iii August, 1836, on the London 'Change, in the place his father occupied 38 years. This gentleman it is who has become a member of Parliament at the expense of a change in the Eng. lisp constitution. The House combined hes loaned the Ring allies French the money necessary to keep him on tho throne a few years longer. It is.lmanifest that as this house has grown up with government debts, the continuance of their power is in some degree dependent upon existing governments. A branch of the house has been established in New York, conducted by Mr. Auguste Be'manic, a relative of Solomon Rothschild, of Vienna. Republican free trade does not seem, however, to be the soil in which the stupendous business of the great loan contractors will best flourish. I=l YANKEE TURNED TURK. A correspondent of Noah's Saturday Times, who lately travelled in Egypt, relates the following amusing incident of Yankee enterprise: We soon found onreelves in the desert, trawl'. trig seas of sand. The weather was exceedingly pleasant, and the heat was not so oppressive as nes apprehended. We bad an agreeable party, deterinim:d to be pleased with our jour• nev,und not to grumble at whatsoever privations we encountered. Early on :he second clay, after camping among ruins, and in hearing of the howl of a solitary hyena—not a very pleasant isAind =tie saw, at a distance, what appeared to be it shantee near a small clump of palm trees. It was zudi.ly constructed of rough boards, with on awk wardly formed door—the whole looking like any• thing else but Egyptian architecture; but it oc curred to me that it might have been thus rudely thrown together as a shelter for serene exploring the ruins in the neighborhood. In front of the door a Turk was seated on a bench, smoking his pipe. lie looked like an oasis in the desert. Ho had on a pair of cotton trousers, sandals and a tur ban, with an titteglian stuck in a red small at his side, and against the side of the shanty rested a long gun. As we approached, he arose up, placed his hands to his turban, and said in Arabic.— BushchaLic, shook hands with my dragoman, and exchanged a salutation with the janizaries, who appeared to know him. Ilis hair, complexion and manner satisfied me that he was not a Mussulman, I rode up to hint and said : 'Halloli !' • Hallo to you!' said he, in good English. The tone and manner in which be spoke, created a sus. picion that he was one of us. After shaking hands with him, he looked inquisitively at me and said : Stranger, moughtn't I have seen you before 7' Where 1' 'Why, in New York' • I belong there; but where did you coma from?' I traded in a sloop from Stonington to Now York, and am right sartain that I have seen you often.' Pray what are you doing here in this barren and isolated spot!' I keep this hotel.' Hot el P Yes, sir; nothing else. It ain't the Astor House; hut I entertain man and beast travelling to and from the Red Sea. They reckon sometimes to stop the night with me, and get a cup of coffee and a chicken and pipe.' Where will the enterprise of the universal Yen. ;see nation end 7 In what part of the world will they not be? ..Dm, my friend, what originally brought you here 7' I went up to the second cataract on the Nile, to look after a twodiorned Rhinoceros for Jun; Titus, Angevine & Co's Menagerie; but I could'nt get thttarnal critter; they wouldn't sell him foPto price. So 1 resolved to stop here a while and keep tavern: Is there a great deal of travelling on this route?' ' Quite considerable. I reckon to be a mighty country for trade from India. They bring con siderable goods across, and when we get our rail. read—' ' Railroad r ' Sartain, sir. The route has.bcen explored, and this is the depot, and I'm to be agent—so Leftenent Waghorn says; and when we get our locomotive, we'll streak it from Cairo to the Red Sea in six hours. Won't I scare the lions, and hyenas, and other varmints, away with that ere whistle ?' So saying, lie set up whistle as loud as a locomotive's, evidently showing that he had been practising. . Stranger, won't your company stop for break• fast I proposed a halt for an hour or two, which was agreed to; end we rolled off our donkeys, and fastened our camels. Joali Hudson—fur I learned that was his name—brought out a large wooden mortar into which he emptied some toasted Mocha coffee, which lie pounded fine and bulled in a tin kettle over a charcoal furnace, and served up to us as we sat under the palm trees, with some eggs, quite comfortably. We filled our pipes, and looked around at the barrenness which met our oyes in every direction. At a distance there were mounds, some broken fragments of marble, hero and there remains of tombs and buildings, denoting that at some time it bud been a place of note. Josh bus• tied abdut, and filled the pipes with sweet tobacco. Mouglit'nt you like to buy a mummy T he inquired. Why, are you a dealer in antiquities, my friend?' Occasionally. Ire got a mummy, and ibis, and some glass beads, which I got from a tomb about a mile off; but the beasts in the neighborhood are troublesome, and I dare nut venture often.' Well, landlord, what's to pay 7' Josh reckoned the amount on the tips of hie fingers, which came to a Spanish dollar. which we paid with great cheerful:less, and shook hands with him on our departure. As Dr. Psnglosa says in his play Rho human mind naturally looks forward.' This enterprising man, no doubt aware that the overland route to India would soon be established, and that great traffic and commerce would grow out or this now enterprise, was determined to take his position-in time ; and commenced squatting on a spot in the, central position, and bo ready to take advantage of the travelling, and also the in transitu, and halm a monopoly of his position. ' There is stone enough in the neighborhood,' said he, to build a smart bo• tel ; and when I can got hands I will surely put It up." This was once the great highway of pedant,' when the commerce of India poured its wealth into the Mediterranean; when the gold Ophir VMS brought to enrich the coffers of King Solomon-- when the whole route was one continuous lino of noble cities, and villages, cultivated fields, enter. prising iuhnbit .nt•, in the midst of which the Nile flowed mojevtic,,lly, as it now does amidst barren sands. This is the vanity of all earthly affairs.