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ereand thevcity.of her father. As he
was experinced in the business of a sea
pCatain, he was offered the command of
aivessel, which promised great advantage,
and.witir great reluctance left his wife
andchild to try his fate on that element
whose composure lures to the gates of un.
This voyage completed, Captain Pot
ter determined to renounce the faithless
deep forever, for the quiet of his own
fireside. Previbus to his departure he
took a gold dng from the finger of his
wife, and placed it on his own, saying,
"Should this return not on the same
hand, you may rest assured that I am
among the uncoflined dead of the ocean."
Alas! Mrs. Potter was doomed to drink
deep at the fountain of woe. After wait
ing the period of his expected return, she
began to gaze on every sail that appeared
and eagerly sought every opportunity to
learn some tidings of her husband or the
fate of the ship in which she sailed. But
all her efforts were ineffectual; the only
information that could be, or at least ever
was obtained on the subject, was from
an English vessel, wvhich ran thus:
" May 16, 1'96, spoke with the Ranger
from Newport,~ Captain Potter master, lat.
28 deg, 30 mim. W." This indefinite in
intelligence was far from being cheering
to the heavy heart of Mrs. Potter. Whien
she;gaw others blythe, it only reminded
her of her own sadness; and while others
were enjoying the reciprocity of conjugal
society, it pointed her to the loneliness of
her own heart. While other children
were happy in the smiles of their parents,
her angelic litdle Mary would climb upon
her knee and with accents that r-end a
mother's heart, inquire if her father would
not return. But month after month rolled
- - away; season after season rolled their
tiresome wvheels along, until fourteen
years had been added to the conigregeafed
centuries of the past; yet no tidingt of
Captain Potter; no, not even a probable
-conjecture, concerning the dark mystery
of his fate.
Time~, that changes all things, had
wore away the acuteness of Mrs. Potter's
grief, whielk was far more intense than it
vould have boen had she wept at his
grate, and known that his last moments
had been soothed by affection. As this
last voyage seemed to be noar to the un
known coast, she was after seven year-s,
ea~led the widow Potter. Having a coun
try seat of great value, her hand was
sought by many, and asp often reject.'d,
until a bachelor who had resisted th9
-charms of womankind for a quarter of a
century, was smitten with the loveliness
of this worthy patron, or wvith the come
liness of her possessions. She at length
consented that her name should be chanig
edto Morane; the bridal day w~as appoint
od the arrangements- were made to greet
die coming period with festivity and fun.
-T gossips began to be more loq~ua
cious than usual; even the PHLEGMATIC
began to surmise that something unusual
was about to be done at the mansion of
Late in the afternoon of a cold, stormy
day in November, a pennyls; beggar
called at a neighboring house and inquired
whether the widow Potter lived in this
part of 1ie city. Ilis appearance denoted
estremb poverty; his emaciated forni was
reduced to a skeleton; deep furrows were
drawn-in his cheeks, and his frame seem
ed to-bestiffinied in every joint by disease
or hardships. Yet there was something
in his eye which told he was born to a
better fortune. " Yes," said his inform
ant, " at the very next door, and to-night
she is to be married."
Is to be married," said the beggar.
"How long has herhusband been dead?
"These many long years; he went off
to sea and has not been heard of since
. " How has she sustained herself since
her husband's death*?"
Shalis an unblemished character."
Has she any children ?"
"One daughter only, a fine young lady.
"I must see her before she is married;
I have communications of importance."
So saying he hurried as fast as his fee
ble limbs woukd allow to the splen
dwelling of the widow.' The maid Ing
summoned, and seeing him bef re her,
was about to close the door a inst him,
but the stranger interrupted her by saying
"Madam, may a beggar be permitter
to see the widow PotterI" - C
1- We expect company to ere- t
fore you must leave immedi ' ,
"The widow Port ''ust see."
.The maid _vho have been, glad
iss her, cIltly Iguest, began to a
somowe'y angry and passionatcly ex- t
cirone .Weian't hear yo
eggar had some important information b
or her, and desired to see her, where. I
ipon she rose to meet him; but Morane t]
vho could not bear to have his intended t
iride absent for a single moment renons- c
" Let him be called in," said he, "if lie c
ias any secrets let us hear them togeth. k
r." Accordingly he was shown into the ii
partment where sat Mr. M. and Mrs. P. u
Lud her daughter. h1
" From whence are you ?" asked Mrs. b
"From the vile shores of Barbara." C
"Doubtless you have suffered much;
ruel people inhabit those regions." ti
"Much have I suffered-I was once in y
msy circuinstances, but alas! the ele- C
nents have sported with this vacilating t
" Yes, deep are the lines of hardship 1;
xvhicl are marked in thy furrowed cheeks. V
The wandered gazed at Mrs. Potter d
" Why those tears," inquired Mrs. P.
"Alh !" rejoined tile tremulous voice ofi
he beggar, " I once had a daughter, whios
night have become what she is nlow, but
doce the third birth-day dawned oin her
~herub form these eyes have never beheld
"Come, conme," ejaculated Morane,
hvlo wats anxious that the intruder should
lepart, " let us have s our tale of secresy."
" It shall he given to Mrs. Porter alone."
"That caLnnot he," muttered Morane. t
"lunt I hlave mLde~ a ji"otmiie.
"What of your promise ?" I
" It is sacred as my life."
"Well speak and~ depart," said Mo
The beggair, who until now, had been
a supplicanit, ass'mned an attitnde of an
thority-his eve whlich thus far had been
beamless, kindled into an expiression of'
the most b~enign determination.
" I have," said he, " a revelation en
trusted me by Captain Potter himself."
At the mention of this nmem, all was
anxiety and aittent ion-i-in her perturba
tion the mother let fiadl a volume of po
ems which she held in her hand ; the
daughter grew~ pale with solicitude, on
hearing the namne of her father.
"And sooner than betray my trust,"
continued tile beggar, " this right arm
T1he pa:thios wvith whni lie uttered this,
caused the blood to chill thlroush their
vius, and rush like a cataract upon their
Mor'ane, finding that remonstrance was
vaini consente~d fur them to retire.
The man of want having quieted their
fears, said no harm should bl)dl tihe lady'.
"lThere," satid lhe, as lhe closed the door,
"have you any knowledge of this," pmre
senting a gold ring.
"Yes," answered Mrs. Potter, "it is
the one my husband wore away, and I
would have given thousands to see it re
turn on the same hand-but now I am
cnnvineed that he is among the uncounted
victims that'feed the monsters of the
" How long since his departure."
"Could you recognize him after so
long an absence.
"Most ee:tainly I could. If his features
are so changed, just behind the thumb on
the left wrist, his name is inscribed in un
fading cliaracters-in, that I cannot be
deceived." - V.
"Read that," as lie gave her.his cal
IOus hand. The lady was just able to.
read " David Porter," and sank exhausted
by her -agitated fedings. The noiso of
her fall brought Morame into the apart.
ment, with several of.the wedding guests
who had now ari-ived, and beheld Mr
Porter senseless upon ePifioor-su
ing some violence ha en do t
pei son, they ordered the su d ruffian
to leave the house e jately. In vain
did lie protest is innocence. He was
forcibly dragged out. As noon as Mrs.
Potter had tecovered s1fciently to speak
-" merciful liehv - exclaimed the lady,
" where is my Aband-where is Capta \
Potter? D' dream or is it reall
"The . an is mad," said o er
b crazed,"-:cried -,no er. "It is
wild impulse.of a drc-.. co
a third. . .o had been dragged
Captai Potse, was called back to
from his ow which lie had been com.
the seegough reluctantly, to retire. The
st, who by this time had arrived, was
Mverjoyed to see his old friend, the Cap.
ain. " Rejoice," said he, " Mrs. Potter,
hy hhand was dead and is alive-was
diiptain Potter non, requested all io be
eated that he might malcieInown to
hem the story phis absence. "You
ehold in methdsane' Captain Potter.
vho has been an awilling exile fronigli
)h! hinw herd is se -vituiian
- of time move aiong. At length
y a treaty with the United States, the I
)ey of Algiers was required to release all
ie American slaves. Being set at liber.- I
y, I embarked for this country; we en-j
ount.red a furions gale, which drove the
essel on a desert Island. Here all tihe I
rew perished except four, who were ta- I
en in by a merchant ship in a state of I
isensibilitv. Tie vessel which rescued <
s was bound to the East Indies. On I
or return (o Liverpool, I was pressed on
oard a inan-of-war, and compelled to i
erve th'reo years before I could make my 4
" From the moment I learned this in- 4
nded marriage, I resolved to surprise
'u in the manner you have seen-you
aw ine weep at the sight of my Mary
lcy were tears of joy. Having suffered
icredible hardships, both by sea and
Ad, I stand before you in these tattered
arments with a broken constitution, ren
ered infirm by intense bodily exercise
n:d suffering, yet rejoicing that I am per
iitted to stand among my former friends,
a the land of the free. And," said the
torm-beaten mariner, addressing his wife,
if you prefer this gentleman, whom you
vere about to wed, all shall be right-if
-on prefer your former husband, lie will
e happy in your choice."
" Let me lavec may foimer betrothed,"
aid the agitated lady.
Poor Morane sat like one stupified, and
ttempted to appear indifferent, but re
ired as soon as the ceremony would per.
nit. Ilis career w-as short, he came to
be grave a wretched inebriate in a' few
On the following day, Captain Potter
nvited his friends and neighbors to meet
dmn at his country-eamt. The scene was
mne of liv-ely interest, and the Captain re
'trned home waith this salutary lesson in
lehibly stamped upon his mind, never to
Forget those in adversity.
PLEAsANT-VFERY.-As a matter of
course, we had another mail failure yes
terday. By the way, we see it annonne
od in the northern papers that the Post
master General has just estalished a
doub(ldy between Boston and Cincin
nati. The North gets everything and the
South nothing. Well, as that is carrying
out the principle of the late "compro
mise," we suppose the South mnst "sub
mit ;" for isn't it " constitutional ?" B -
sides, has it not become the current dce
trinc that in ease of the commission .f a
wogor an outrage, it is the comsainlt
of the wrong and not the wrong itself
that constitutes the ofence ?
Complain no more of the mai', there
fore, brethren of the " press ditt:' or you
will incur the penalty of being ~enoiucedh
as " agitators."-Montgomner. (Ala.) At
Why should a Tempe~nee man be
forbidden to take a wife!i
Because lie is not allod~ 1.o suporter,
A Victim of*4d Put's Galows.
AN LIcDENT OF TpE REVOLUTIONARY wAR.
Near Pctkskil/ not far from the main
road, stands a clump of forest trees,
among which aed hickory is some
It boro for i1dig time, and still bears,
I believe, the nai of " Old Put's Gal
lows," from the tot that many a Tory,
spy, skinner, and*thieving cow boy had
swung from its 6ianclies when Putnam
In the early'parIof August, 1777, Ge
neral Tryon-was the British out-posts
near Ki 'It will be remember
ed, - ie royal Governor of
- )t,-/ e.commencement of the
ew Yo?-Lnl 4M colonel of the Bri
ur.f, A the war broke out,
Saced tive service, and rais
h a k, with power to re
ed a gene a Tory corps or brigade
cruit dmoricgs who yet remained
o the cro and government of
f or aJong .ti i had been a favorite
rojeotwithPutn that an attempt should
e made.o.oe re the city of New
York, an from4 accounts it appears
that Washn1iin not dislike the plan,
but *itlp pde it tion did not wish to
iaz rat-hit ti he irisk of a defeat.
Putnam, hoi'vi a ade several feints and
ralso noreoM s iis out-posts to alarm
Sir Henr ifn which lie succeed
3d and British troops within
he city tftion, t4 otherwise,
tided by ould have been ra
raging the ores of other States.
[t became ne o Sir Henry Clinton
hat he shoul e position and con
lition of Pops moro accurate
y, also -e:ide ossible to ascertain
,hat partie rve Putniam such
ng his "new lo
y-a serg De ri-egiment.
lo enlitai id is inteli
ent d am has friends on
he other side th Inot know he has
oined us yet."
" The very man. Go and send him."
3eneral Trvon was absent about two
tours, for lie had sent to Harlem, where
he sergeant was stationed, undergoing a
Irill with others of the new levies under
"I've seen the man and had a long con
,ersation with him," said Tryon, when he
mtered. "IlIe is willing to undertake it
mn one condition, and that is only a coi
lition of pride."
What is it then ?"
"That he shall receive a lieutenant's
,omnission at once. He then will depart
he instant you require, and confident of
" Do you know him to be worthy of
"Prom all that I can learn, and fr-om
niy own judlgement I should not doubt it
a the least."
" Then let his cominission be made out
ind seiid him with i: to mue. If I have
hte same opinion of him I wiill sign it."
The young sergear~t soon miade his ap
pearance. Ho was not more than thr-ee
anid twenity years of age, of good perso
ual app~earanice, and a cunnin" twinkle
about his small black eye, denoting no
want of confidence in his own good opin
ion. Sir lienrmy was so well pleased with
him that his instructions were soon conm
plcted ; and r-eceivng his commission, thei
ne w lie-utenant bide the British command
er fairewell, to raurn in a few days with
the desired infeimationi. On reaciiing his
quarters lie ebanged his military aippa~rel
for a plain countryman's suit, ijped the
lining of he~ cocked hat under which he
pulaced his sommuiission which lie carefully
renewed, say3ing to himself:
" i thisk when Miss Rosa Miliford sees
my counmissi on, as an officer in his Ma
jesty's service, she will no longer refuse
the h:nid of Nahan Palmier"
Tie nuext morning lie left the farther
Briish out-posts at KingsbridJge, on horse
bruk, where General TIryon had accompa
ped him, to pursue his expedition. It was
i beautiful morning, and lie looked for
wa ~rd w ith all the anticipations of plea
mrte, and hope gleamed war-mly ini his
reast. Hie piassed the neutral grond
without molestation, and advanuced into
what w~as considered the American dhiS
tricts without being troubled by any of
:he occasional tr-avellers on the road, al
:hough every one was at-med and cariiid.
1 musket. Now and thm~ hie met amn
American yeomian~ or farmer with wIhom
lewas acqumibated, that knew not of his
EZfecton for- lie was bor-n in that section
ai the country, and residents within a
wide cieje woreo then considered as neigh
~Ors, !.ato in thio afternoon ho came
within sight Qf th~e regular American out
posts, wheit lie tur-ned off the main road
by a narnw nn that lnrd toa mill andl
dwelling on the banks of a small, but ra
Let us for a moment look into the
dwelling and notice its inmates. ue was
a girl of about eighteen, and a fine rustic
beauty, engaged in some trifling house
work, but mainly listening to the conver
sation of a lively-looking, brown-corn
plexioned young man in a half-military
garb. It is evident that what lie said
pleased her, for she looked at him from
time to time, as she smiled archly, with
fondness. These two were Rosa Mill
ford, the miller's daughter, and William
Townley, a neighboring farmer's son, all
ensign in the American army lying near.
Who is that, William, coming to
wards the mill on horseback ?"
" As I live," said the young man, " it
is your old spark, that sly rascal, Nathan
Palmer, the Dominie's nephew, who de
spises him and cast him off. The rogue,
I heard in a private letter this morning,
that lie had enlisted in the refugees corps.
If I knew certain, lie would swing for it.
Depend upon it, Rosa, lie is here for no
" Do not be seen, William. Leave me
to manage him."
The young man left by a back door,
not out of hearing, as the tory lieutenant
and spy entered by the front. lie advanc
ed with a bold step.
"Rosa, I have but little time to spare,
and want your answer at once. Read
lie took the commission from the li
ning of his hat, and placed it before her.
"Some difference between holding a
commission in King George's service, and
being a ragged continental !"
Nathan Palmer," said Rosa, sternly,
"I always disliked you-now I ]LATE
you," and she handed him his comnissson.
"Do you refuse to be my wife now ?"
"Your wife! Leave the house, or I
shall be tempted to loose the dog at the
mill upon you."
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nain, aid the latter issued his private or
ders. Palmer came into the lines that
night with the freedom of an old compa
nion, and having as lie supposed accom
plished his errand, was about taking his
departure, when lie was arrested, and the
fatal commission was full proof of his
guilt as a spy. A fter a brief trial lie was
ordered to be hung on Put's gallows the
Before the hour of execution came
Tryon who had lieard of the arrest, sent
in a flag, declaring it murder to hang a
mere civilian who happened to be a roya
list, and threatened retaliation. He was
not aware that Palmer's commission had
been found upon his person. Putnam
wrote back this brief and memorable
HEAD QUARTERS, Aug. 7. 1777.
" Sir: Nathan Palmer, a lieutenant in
your King's service, was taken in my
camp as a spy. lie was tried as a spy;
he was condemned as a spy, and you may
rest assured, sir, lie shall be hanged as a
I have the honor to be, etc.
Ihis Excellency, Gen. Tryon.
P. S. A fternoon. He is hanged."
Such was " Old Put"--promnpt to exe
cute and decide. The hickory tree still
remiains standing near Peekskill.
A Goon InEA.-Thle following amend
ment to the new postage hill now peniding
in the House of Representatives, is about
to be oftfered by Mr. Wentworthi of Illi
nois. Should lie succeed h1 carringii' it
through, the fraternity throughout the
IUnion ought to give him somne substantial
testiimonial. It is the cudest w~ay' of comn
pelling subscribers to pay in advance that
we have heard of. Nobody but an editor
would have~ thought of it:
"Whenever anly person shall exhibit to
any postmnaster satisfactory evidence that
he has paid one year's subscription to any
niewspaper of less dimensions than 1,900
square inches, lie shahli e entitled, if pafid
before his receipt of the first number, to
reccive such paper at the rate of fifty
cents per annm for each paper, when
printed without his State; of twventy-five
cents when printed within his State, and
of ten cents when printed within his own
county ; and this provision is extended to
niewsp~apers of' greater dimension than
1,900 squar'e inches, and to all periodicals,
except that the postage to be paid upon
each one of thenm shall be one-halif eenit
per enice for all dist.2':es: Protded,
TIhat postmast~:s shall be entitled to send
man~y free of postage to publishers of
n evwspapers and periodicals; and also that
publishers shiall receive their exchange pa
pers5 and periodicals, and may send bills
to subscribers in their numbers, free of'
I sEE the villain in your face, said a
western judge to an Irish prisoner at the
bar. May't please your worship, replied
Pat, that must be a personal reflection,
Crime-North and South.
POLICE STATISTICS.-A message jus
sent to the New York Cominbi Counci
by the Mayor of that city, states the to
tal niumber of arrests there during th
quarter ending June 30th, at 8,214, o
which 2,003 were for intoxication; 1081
for disorderly conduct, 1196, for assaults
and 197 for fighting. There are 5021
places of sale for spirituous liquors of
which 1541 are unlicensed, and 4174 li.
cente. During the quarter 11,059 per
sons were lodged in the station house;
1747 lost children restored ; 151 sick and
injured persons aided; 42 rescued from
drowing; 45 fires extinguished ; 290 stores
found open and closed ; and $12,313 43
taken from drunken persons and lodgers
If the total number of arrests in the
city of New York in one quarter amounts
to 8,214, it would be 32,820 in one year
-or about one to each fifty inhabitants.
But if we leave out of the total popula.
tion, which is about 50,000, the women
and children, who constitute nearly three
fourths of it, the number of arrests in
one year is more than one out of every
five of the male adult population! This
is on the supposition that the arrcsts, in the
course of a year, are each of different
persons. No doubt many are arrested
oftener than once a year, but, on the other
hand, many more escape detection and
We are ignorant of the melancholy
fact, that a considerable number of the
persons arrested are women-whito wo.
men! Perhaps one fifth of the arrests
are white women-and there are some
It results, therefore that the adult white
male population of New York, about one
out of five or six is guilty of criminal of.
fence, annually-ad of Ithe'adnit white
women, about one out 6 ty'-on an
gima tor an equal number om psons..
"'But then we shall be told that the slaves
are not arraigned by the police, but are
punished by their masters. Well, there
are about as many slaves in the State of
Virginia as of people in the city of New
York. Now from what we have learned,
we have no idea that of the two hundred
thousand adult slaves of that State, there
are anything like 32,656, or one out of
six punished in any way whatever, once
The institution of slavery prevents
drunkenness, assaults, thefts, burglaries,
murders among the blacks-as well as
And if it be thus shown that there is
loss vice and crime in a -lavo population,
than in an equal number of free white
peoplo in a great city, how stands the
comparison between the white people of
Virginia and New York ? Why,the por
tion of crime in Yirginia, among the
whites, is less than one to a hundred in
In one Judicial district in Virginia, of a
hnnmdred thousand people-our native dis
trict by the wvay, and wvhere the court sits
twic a yarthere was at a recent term
not soitar chrgeof felony on the
Yet we hear men wvho pretend to be
philanthropists and philosophers, and eveu
statesmen, continually contending for re
forming Virginia institutions according to
the models in Newv York-yes, there are
even Virginians that distress themselves
daily because Virginia is not like unmtc
And these men propose to exclude Yir
gina institutions fromn unsettled or Mexi.
can territory because they are unfit to go
there, and inferior to those of New York.
And there are even some Virginians so far
gone as to be willing to submit to it ! We
wvoul like to know who they are-and
howv many-Southern Press.
A RARE CHANCE!-The Boston Posi
makes the following important announce
" Wiilm G. Allen, a colored young
man, law student in thec oflicc of Ellis
Gray Loring, Esq., has been appointed
to the Professorship of Greek and Rhect
oric, in the Central College, Mount Gran
ville, New York. Mr. Allen is also well
known as a lecturer upon the origin, lite
rature, and probable destiny of the Afri
Those Southern gentlomecn who are so
fen~d of giving their children a Northern
education, woQj'd do well to avail them
selves of the superior advantaged of
" Central College," with Win. G. Allen,
Esq., Professor.-Lynchburg Rep.
GooD-vERuY GooD! -A little girl,wlho
had been visiting in the family of a neigh.
bor, hearing them speak of her faither be
ing a widower, on her return home, ad
dressed him thus :-" Pa, are you a wid
owveri" "Yes, my child. Do you not
know your mother's (lead 1" " Why, yes,
I knew ma wa~s dead, but you always told
me vou was a New-Yorker."
A Victim of Circu.staao
We mentioned a few diys ace e
tion of a man named Hicks, whoi' asliung
in Lawrence county, Miss., for e rr of
one Allen. Hicks died pro ' his last
breath his innocence of t661orrid crime.
The Natchez Courier, from*:I. l tae
the following facts, says that thiidenep on
which he was convicted was 'iitirj Liiresn
stantial. Allen, it was proved, was stiain -
the back of the head, the ball pissing out
under the eye. The last statement pfthe
accused, made to a clergyman %Iio
him the night previous to his cx
that he, his wife and Allen wereo
gether with a team, camping out
that while he was away from the camp, unth
morning of Allen's death, be hoard iscife
scream, and on running back fouidillen b$
parently lifeless. He had been idrinindg; n' 6
went up to Mrs. Hicks with the intention of
She told him several times to go away,hnd,.
when he persisted, she struck him upon the
head with the wagon hammer, whichTshe hd
in her hand pounding coffee, and from this
blow alone, vithout any further violence his'
death was occasioned.
No:withstinding his protestations ofentire
innocence, Hicks, as we have said, was
for shooting Allen in the head with'a
ani that, too, upon circumstantial evldence
entirely valueless, unless that mode of desth
had been considered as proved. A#n'ol'
comes the strange after-devolopmentf '8
denial of Hicks had made such an impr
that it was thought necessary to e *he
murdered body, in order to do away. Y
idea of Hick's innocence, by showing that'
Allen was indeed killed by a rifle b
cordingly, three days after the exkeetir4
committee of respectable citizens
Allen's remains. The result of
no mar1c6Of a:bl h
In all probability the ?
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ATTEMPTED ESCAPE OF -
BRIE.-On Sunday and Mond 0.1
Victoria cutter, commanded by:annan
named Ellis, was observed hoverii about
the island, the wind being light until eve
ning, when it fell cahn. Shortly before
sundown, Mr. Smith O'Brien,,-who, not
withstanding his avowed intention of esea
ping, should an opportunity offer, has con.
siderable liberty allowed him, went down
to a sandy cove, one of the places where
boats generally land, and just as he reach
ed the shore a boat with three men put
in, and lie rushed up to-his middle to meet
it. A constable on duty, who was a wit
ness of the act, covered him with his
piece, and called to him to forbear, se
conding this by rushing at the boat and
knocking a hole in her bottom with his
carbine. He then pointed out to all four
the folly of resistance, and required them
to submit quietly, wvhich they did.
T[he officer in charge meantime having
missed his prisoner, came rushing down
to the beach, and secured him while still
in thec water. He wias then conducted to
his house, and the three men confined for
transmission to llobart Town. A whale
b~oat. with six hands was sent on board the
cutter, seized her and brought her in.
She, too, with the parties on board, wvill
be sent up immediately. It has not been
thought necessary to impose any restraint
upon Mr. Smith O'Brien greater than that
to which lie was previously subjected.
In fact the precautions customarily taken
are such as, without being obtrusive, ren. _
der his escape all but hopeless.
WH AT THlEr SAY OF Us IN.,UsTRIA.
A correspondent of the Boston Trans
cript, writing from Prague, under date of
December 5th, says:
"The newspapers of Austria have re
cently taken unusual interest in.Arnerican
affairs, and the heer-house politicians~haw
commenced prophesying the fdtdN d'ode-~
fall of the United States Government
They say to me, 'that you will hav4 i.
king yet.' They knowv about anWof
America and its affairs as they do of de
ilottentots, and no more.. Consequl~y
it is downright waste of tuine t'o'arBgueQ
matter with them. The rec'ent/tiouliles
caused by the passing of the fugitive slave
bill they look on as the g'erm of a grer
revolution. One of these wvise-acr C.t
thought that every man in the Uni- es
States, who could afford it, kept slav ted
A MARRIED 31AN wvhoee habits a-.
very regular, one evein'g last week 'le not
wall-ing in the streets, enieountersj - hile
whlose walk and actionsie6ncouri Ja lady
to adag~ss her. He was pleas ded Lbm
impression she made, nad foea - A~tliO
ed his arm to escort lier hor~ a:~
accepted. After leading 12, 4 sheB
ral squares, she frdaily brongj~?
his own house.-I-J ws g' P t4