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. COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
:"OR YOUNG LA ES!
REV. CHARLES A. RAYMOND,
IIE Second Session will comuence on the
7 - 9th of ,anuary 1852.
The Trustees congratulate then.:elves, their
friends and the public. on what they now con
sider the permanent establishment of an institu
tion of learning of so high a character in their
District. The benefits which their own children,
with others, have experienced during the past
Session, ciabl-s theta with the greater confi
Sdeunce, to recommend the Iustitution to the pat
r-onagc of the community.
- The School was opened on the I8th of Sep
tember last, with thirty-one P'upuils. an11d has
since been grwlually iner-axing. It is elfnfident
.ly expeted that the nutber in attendance will
be greatlv increa4.m- during the next Session.
The Iustitute building now contains seven
rooms, all of which have been built, and are
ustd, for piurposes of Instruction.
A fine apparatus; a large collection of Mn
Anatomical Charts, Gh -
Naturtl iistory; a Cut.
Shells; furnish unusna -
a practical knowledge
The corse of Stud'.
ter, and.inore comprvi
- -$.nail. istitution of i --
The PisctrAt.~levi -
to the supr.-isioin and. - . -
The Assistants are
rent Departnents, au -
cess in teaching are e -
The Acnadluical year is divided into Sessions
of 14 weeks each. It is of great importance
that the student be present at the commence
ment of the Session. The Classes are then
formed, and a few weeks delay may affect the
standing of the pupil throughout the year.
For Tuition in the Primary Department, 1st Di
vision, per Fession,...............$5 00
" Tuition in the Pritmary Department,
2nd Ditvision..................... . 00
Tuition in the Academic Department, 12 00
" . Collegiate " 15 00
Letsson'on the Piano and use of istrut'nt 18 00
Modern Languages. caci.............. 8 00
Drawing and Sketching front Nature,.... 8 00
Painting in Oils, Portrait and Landscape, 15 00
Use of Apparatus.................... 2 00
Fuel and care of Buildings............ 50
Good Boarding can be obtained in the V'il
lage including lights, washing, fuel,
&c., at (per mnotth)........-...... 10 00
Pupils entering near the middle or close of
of the Sestion, are charged from the time of
etntranee to the end of the Session. No deduc
tiutt for absence, or other causes, but at thte dis
cretion of the Principal.
All bills for Tuition, &c., are payable at the
close of each Se-ssion.
Books, Statiotnary and Music, can be obtained
in the Village at reasonable prices.
'The Department of Slusic is under the super
vision of one of thte most accurate and atccom
plished teachers in the State; and it is believ-ed
that unutsual facilities are afforded f..r acquiring
a thorough knowledge of this difieult science.
In addition to regular private lessonts, thte pupils
in this departument are divided into classes. and
taught onm the platn of Pestadloni.
Them.y devote much time to exercises, adapted
to traini the ear. and the voice-, atnd to impart an
easy and brilliant execution.
If they pursue the presecribed course of musi
cal instruction, they acqutre the at-t of reatding
music w.ith facility.
They arc required to be t-egular and systemiat
Ie in pr-actising daily at the Institute.
The training and cultivation of the voice,
receive an unusutal degree of attention. The
science of Elocution is here applied, itt develop
ing the voice for singing, with great effet.
The lnstitution has been almost weekly vtsited
by a large number of the ladies and gentlemen
of our village, whto have invariably expressed
the hightest degree of satisfaction, at w.that they
hav.e heard atnd seen of the proficiency of the
Pupils and the arrangement of the Institute.
And the Trustees have only to add in conclu
sion, that w.hile in their opinion, thtere are many
institutions of learning deservedly popular in our
State, yet there are tnone which can furnish
greater or more substantial advantages to young
Ladies than that under the charge of Mr. RAY
N. L,. GRIFFIN. '1;
-EDMUND PENN, E
S. F. GOODE,
R. T. MIMS. .
Edgefield C. H., Dec. 4 1851. tf 46
JUST received a good supply ofechoice SEED
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100 Cords Tan Bark
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Ma 4 tf 7
TO MY MIOTHER.
Mr Mother! how like music falls
That word upon mine ear,
It speaks of one whose tender voice
I never more shall hear;
Of one, from whose deep heart gush'd up
Affection's warmn atid free,
Whose bright eyes never beamed in love,
But they were turned on me.
I know not but that sainted one,
May hover near ic now,
I fancy that I feel her breath,
Steal o'er my troubled brow,
That now she dries the flowing tear,
With her fond ardent kiss,
And whispers in my car those words,
That nade my childhood's bliss.
My Mother; from thy starlike eyes
I saw the light depart,
Thy last convulsive kiss, rond one,
It almost broke my heart;
I saw them lay in the cold earth,
Thy loved and graceful form.
They gave the being I adored,
To sate the fihhv worm.
Now years have pass'd yet still I feel,
As on that morn I felt,
When with a trembling bleeding heart,
Beside thy bed I knelt,
And held thy wasted hand in mine,
A nad gazed upon thy face,
On which death's sentence deep and dark,
Aly young heart could but Irace.
And shiee from this reft heart of mine,
Loved one, thou hast been torn,
I've felt-tic coldness of the world,
Its haughty, cruel seorn;
Anmid deceitfulness and auares,
And enemies I've trod,
Dut thty have only driven me,
Still nearer to iy God.
A ud motber on that glorious morn,
I found it was no go.
Oat Sundays, when I went to church,
Dressed out both neat and gay,
Her beauteous eye I'll try to catch,
But she would turn away.
Perfum-ed notes I sent to her,
No answers were returned
Prrhaps the name wait written wrong,
Alas! ino. they were burned
Upon my knees I urged my love,
Iler face trited pale then red,
Shespurned me with her pretty foot,
A ud almost broke my-head.
I told her that I'd dissipate,
And shove may goods up spout,
Nay, that she'd even drive me mad
Says she, " Oh, you get out !"
From that day forth I've lived alone,
Mly sorrows none can tell,
While thinaking ont the faithaless one
I loved, and loved so well.
Tlie Lost Child and tle Lamb.
I love to tratce the hand of a special
rovidence. I see it in the astounading
veants ad revolutions recorded in history
lke " the fingers of a mtan's hand" on
die wall of thte king's palace in Babhylona.
Isee it ini the downfall of dishonesty
nd the avengintg of crime, where ruina
vertakes the guilty like a flood. I see
i in the reward of virttue and the bless
daess of thte righteous, wihen an invisi
le figer roots the plants of heaven by
te rivers of water and the leaf fades
ot. And I see it in the humble walks
f life, when the heart in peacefulntess
nd sileatce resigns itself to thae Divine
ill and then goes forth to htis labor from
he morning unto the evening int the sun
hine of God.
In the towvn of Corinath, wthich lies
west of Bradford, in the State of Ver
mont, an incidenat occurred very many
years ago, wvhicha luminously marks thec
finger of a special Providence in the
are of the " little ones," and illustrates
he beautiful trttth tattered by our Saviour,
whben heo said, " Thmat in heaven their an
gels do always behold the face of nay
Father which is in heaven."
It was in thae year 1780 towards the
close ot summer, when a small child,
the son of a husbandman by the niame of
Fifield, an early settler in Corinatha, wan
erod from home on a bright morning
and was lost. The little fellowv was
only five vears old. He had boon absent
from-the "house some hours before he
was missed ; as he had been wont to play
with children in the field, his mother sup
po-1 ho was with them as usual.
The country in this region of the Con.
necticut river was then very sparsely
settled. Dark woods and tangled thick
ets intervened between the clearings, and
often hemmed in the field within a few
bowshots of the owner's dwelling house.
The roads were rough and irregular,
rather a foot or bridle path than a wheel.
way for carriages. Bears and wolves
were dreaded, and not without reason
few pioneers had penetrated to their dens
in the untrod wilderness. Their howling
sounds frequently added to the gloom of
the midnight hour, if by chance, in the
absence of tie good man of the house,
the mother and the infant were alone at
the time. The huge catamount-the
tiger of the north-was sometimes seen,
too, leaping from tree to tree, his large
eye-balls glaring with appalling fierce
ness. From such circumstances, the re
port of a lost child in the woods, always
excited the most painful forebodings of
When it was perceived that their son
had been gone umuch longer than usual,
and the dinner hour cme and he was not
.there, anxiety began to sadden their hum.
ble home. The parents rushed out and
searched every field, dell, copse and
corner of their homestead, but in vain.
No trace of his footsteps could be found.
They alarmed their neighbors. The cry
that a child was lost, rung from cottage
to cottare. Men, women and children
turned out and united in the search.
They scoured the open fields, examined
the skirts of the woods, and made the
hills and rocks echo with their shoutings
and repeated cry of his name, for per
chance a sound of some human voice
might reach him, and drawI his little feet
towards themn; but the rocks gave no
echo where he could be found. The sun
went down. The horrors of night came
on, :1nd with it all the terrible imagin.
ings of daiger from wild beasts, pools
uind precipices. The troubled father was
like /Eneas of old when lie sought his -
lost Creusa among the burning streets
and desertel ruins of sinking Troy.
itd with them numbers wient, for the
iews by this time, had flown from ham
et to hamlet, and the adjacent villages
vere roused. The sympathy among4
armers, in their insulated life, is strong;
l'hey feel for each other's weal or woe.
V'hey are never wearied in watching at
he sick bed, wad nothing can be more
everential, kindly and sacred than a
:ountry funeral in a christian land. Near
imd distant neighbors gathered again,
nore numerous than yesterday, to make
L wider and greater search. They divid
A themselves into extended tlanks, each
eparately by a large interval, but within
ight and hearing of his fellow, and en
ered deep into the woods, where for
iges lofty trees and dark thickets, un
ouched by the woodcutter's axe, had
oncealed the dense and lairs of wild
beasts. Woods, hills and vallies, steep
rocks and recesses were scrutinized. But
there was still no trace of the boy in the
wilderness for miles around. Another
lay was spent and another night suc
eeeded, and their dormitory seemed, to
these unhappy parents, like the awful
resting place after a funeral.
The third day came, as yet no trace,
nor foot-print, n~or clue to the discovery
of the lost one appeared. Whether dead
or alive, torn to pieces by wild beasts, or
languishing on the cold ground, under
the agonies of starvation, they knew niot.
The poor parents were almost distracted
in this state of dreadful suspense-for
they loved their child, and that boy wvas
an endearing, noble little fellow. The
thought of his death, and of such a death,
The labors of' exploring the country
around wvere this day renewed with un
tiring zeal. The anxious villagers wvent
forth in squadrons and sections and ex
tended their search still farther over the
woods and among the streams. Like the
vigilant hunter, they beat the bush and
left no place untried. In the ardor of
their pursuit, they drewv near to an island
in the river Wait, just as the last rays of
the sun wvere tinging the hills and the
tree-tops and seemed about leaving them
in darkness and despair.
In the easternly part of Corinth
which borders on Bradford, then called
Moretowvn, where a lovely village now
lies on the bank of the river beneath a
towering cliff', and overlooks, with its
back-ground of Creseent-formed hills, a
large meadow-the Wait winds its way
to the Connecticut, wvhich it enters on
the south side of the Bradford. Five
miles froam the mouth of the Wait, with
in the bounds of Corinth, and in the
middle of the river, there is a small is
land. The channel between this island
and the mainland, in the sultry months is
quite a shoal, anid the stream only ripples
over th mte pebebu when the vernal or
Autumnal rains d the waters be
come deep and turb ut.
On this island, w* lamb lying down
by its side, beneath.' blackberry bush
-picking its suppei from the berries,
was the boy; an ee at the distance
lighted on the lost QaO4*nd a shout of joy
echoed from the hillsY They found him,
safe and sound, gleesdAne as the lamb at
his feet. And there was joy, I ween, in
his father's house init night; " for this
his son was dead, .s alive again; he
was lost and is foun
How this little chli got upon that Is
land, no one could . 1. Whence came
the lamb that was . himI No flock
of sheep had been by the searchers
in all the woods.. must have wan.
dered with the lam% and waded this
stream, where even,&e shoals were dan.
gerous to a child. A night they must
have reclined on thegi-ass together, and,
perhaps the little creature lisped its eve.
ning prayer and thenlaid his head on the
lambi and fell asleep1
It was a lamb-lef noewlhere to itmelf,
The plaintive Spirit the Sulitude!
The mystery atteing the preserva.
tion of this lost childithus found by the
side of a lamb thre miles from home,
and three days- in the woods, has never
been unfolded. His.oss, and the man.
ner in which he was,, und, watched over
by this lamb, -Ire fact of undoubted au.
thenticity. They utifully exemplify
a special Providene nd bring to mind
-as we think of los15 man in this wil
derness of life-the words of the great
precursor, "Behold be Lamb of God,
who taketh away the ins of the world!"
TnE SECRET.-".noticed," said Ben.
Franklin, "a mechang among a number
of others, at work onA house erected, but
a little way from my olice, who always ap
pemared to be in a me4y humor, who had
a kind word and a clerful smile for every
one lie met. Let theAlay be ever so cold,
gloomy or sunless, a fappy smile danced
ile a sunboun on Ue cheerful counten
amce, Meetina him ne morning. I re.
nkind word to any body."
What an influence, then, hath woman
ver the heart of man, to soften it and
nake it the fountain of cheerful and pure
motions. Speak gently, then, a happy
"mile and a kind word of greeting, after
he toil, of the day are over, cost nothing
tud go far toward making a home happy
JUvENxsr.E SIMPJIcIr.-A friend says
lie following story is a fact. Two boys
)f tender years, who went by the names
)f Toni and Jack became imembers of a
istrict school in a certain New England
own. On making their appearance, the E
ieacher called them up before the assem
ed school, and proceeded to make
:ertain interrogatories concerning their
nmes, age, &c. " Well, my fine lad,"
said the teacher to the first one, " what
s your name ?
" Tomn," promptly anawered the juve
" Tout!," said the teacher-"that dosn't
ound well. You should have said
Thomnas." Nowv, my son, (turninug to the
ther boy, wvhose expectant face sudden
y lighted up with the satisfaction of a
ewly comprehended idea,)-" nowv, then,
ou tell me wihat y'our name is !"
" Jack-as ?" replied the lad, in a tone
f confident decision.
The teacher was taken with a sudden
fit of coughing, and merely motioned the
ads to take their seats.-Hartford Times.
A SMART Boy.--A farmer's wife, in
seking of the smartness, aptness, and
intelligence of her son, a lad of six years
old, to a lady acquaintance, said:
" He cani read fluently in every part of
the bible, repeat the whole catechism, and
weed onions as wvell as his father."
" Yes mother," added the young hojse.
ful, " and yesterday I licked Ned' Raw
son, throwed the cat into the well, and
stole old Hlinckley's gimblet."
DANGEROU.-A young man having
ut his finger, sent for a physician, wvho,
after examining the wound, requested his
servant to run as fast as possible, and get
him a certain plaster. " Oh my !" cried
the patient, " is the danger so great ?"
"Yes," wa~s the reply, "if the fellow
don't run fast, I'm afraid the cut wvill be
well wvhen he gets back."
TuiE man "iwhat is opposed to news
papers," paid a hundred dollars last week
for a galvanized watch. In going to
Bufado lie always takes the canal not be
ing awvare that there Is any railroad built
" on that route."
THERE iS a journeyman tailor in Bos
ton, wvhose nose is so red, that he can sewv
the finest work in the darkest nIght, wvith
no other light than that afforded by his
flaming proboscis. His head is quite
bald, from the effects'of carrying " build
ing materials" in his hat.
"Take my Hat."
Some have supposed that " take my
hat," is a saying which originated in this
wise: A handsome young lady put upon
her head a gent's hat for which he en
forced the penalty of a kiss, and another
swain, eager, to inflict the same punish
ment, said to the fair one " take my hat ;"
whether she did or not is not now the
question, but this did not originate the
saying; nor did it, as some suppose, ori
ginate from the fact that a frolicking blade
who had too many bricks in his beaver,
insisted most earnestly that the town pump
should " take his hat:"-but as near as
we can ascertain, and it is a matter of
history, the saying is as follows:
About nineteen years ago, a fine look
ing old gentleman, from Western Virginia,
entered a store in Nashville, Tennessee.
Said store was owned by a bluff, honest
old trader, who knew a great deal more
about the quality of the liquor sold at the
back end of the counter than he did about
the fineness of the fabrics at the other;
nevertheless, between the two extremities
of that shelf, he contrived to make both
ends very comfortably meet the necessi
ties of the case. The Old Virginian cast
his eyes around the shelves, and finally
" Well, neighbor, you, .1 see, have got
"A slight sprinkle," was the answer,
and then followed the query, " Whar are
Old Virginia !" was the response.
"Right smart old State," replied the
Tennessean, but getting rather too old to
keep her liar on."
" What do you mean ?" enquired the
" Well just what I say, uncle, it can't
keep her liar on-for instance, now, I
hould think you hey been a right healthy
,hild of the Old Dominion, but she has
died you at last, and like Sampson of
>Id that's jest the way she is losin' all the
jest har off her veneraile head."
The old Virginian looked around the
tore rather bothered with the liberty this
The proposition was agreed to-the
quor was imbibed, and Rext followed the
ats. The merchant tossed down four or
ive wool hats of various sizes, and invi
ed the old gentleman to select one which
vould fit bin. He looked at them, ex
imined the sizes, said they would do, and
equested the store-keeper to hand him
own a few more.
" Thar's all the sizes, I've got," " but
iere's a few more if you think you'd like
em better," and so saying he tossed
lown three more.
Then is all right," said the old Vir- t
intan turning them around; and the
tout old storekeeper, blowing with exer
ion, descended from his perch, where he
vas straddling from shelf to counter.
s soon as lie reached the floor, the old
irginian reniarked that he had not got b
" Oh, you want 'cm for your niggers ? <
ays the storekeeper ; " well, why didn't i
~ou say so when I was up," and hei
gain proceeded to perch himself up liket
tmercantile colossus. When lie had,
lowed himself into his former position,
he old maun quietly remarked:
"Why, stranger, I warn't talking any
ling about niggers." The faict is the
d man was rather enjoying the extra
~roble he had put the Tennessean to.4
" Well, what do you want with so
nany hats ?" inquired the latter.
"I want 'em~ for my sons," said the
Trho storekeeper began to counit those
, the counter--" Fight," said he, " a
pretty big spread of boys already, lii
s~ear, but here goes," and he added one
nd then another, ad yet a fourth, andI
pickd off the Mth, and finally, seeing
that the old man stood immovable, earn
stly counting the hats, he tossed down
three more and was about to descend4
imself, ni hen the old man told hinm to4
hold on and throw dowvn a fewv more.
"01h, come, uncle," said he, " you are
joking;" but to please him lie threwv down
" That's jest one too many," said the
old man with much gravity.
" What!-you don't mean to say you
have nineteen sons ?
" Yes [ do mean to say so," was the
old man's answer.
" And whar in the name of the State
of Tennessee are they I"
"Well, they are in: Tennessee," said
the man, "right yeer, in: this city-up at
" Stranger," said the storekeeper, his
incredulity making him sputter and stut
ter as he said it, " if yott ken show me
nieteen boys of yotir make, thar's the
" Hold on, then," said the old man,
and off ho started. In about ten min
utes, dowvn street lie came, heading a line
of nineteen boys marching single file,
each bearing a good gun, and followed
by their venerable mother. They mnter
ed the merchants store and ranged along
the counter-the storekeeper run his eye
along the line with astonishment.
And you say," he enquired, "that
these boys are all yours !"
" Ask their mother," said the old man,
" she says they are."
" Do you say so, madam ?" he inquir
" Yes, I do," was the reply, " and I
ought to know."
" Well, you ought, I'll swear," said
the storekeeper. " Old friend," he added,
" I ain't got a word to say, jest take my
ARRIVAL OF THE CUBAN PmIsoNERs.
The ship Prentice, Capt. Woodbury, ar
rived at New York on the 13th instant,
from Vigo, Spain, with ninety-five of the
Americans who were engaged in the Cu.
ban expedition, and have been liberated
by the Queen, at the instance of our Gov
ernment. Their names follow -
William Wilson, Armand Weir, Dan'l.
DoWoolf, John Cooper, H. Thomason,
Dan. Geay, Peter Sacoste, John B. Bos
well, Thos. L. Lee, Jno. D. Brown, Thos.
Little, Cornelius Duf'y, Michael Gigger,
Joseph B. Gunts, James M. Wilson, Ran
som Beach, Michael Keenan, Thomas H.
McNail, John Johnson, George Holdship,
R. A. Grider, David Winborn, Hiram
West, M. R. Scott, Wim. L. Wilkinson,
E. Q. Bell, Preston Essex, Win. Wilson,
Wn. H. McKenzie, Charles Dailey, Jos.
[I. Halphin, F. Boyd, Win. K. Herb, Jno.
F. Batchelor, Henry Hart, Jno. MlcKin
iess, Henry Stanmere. Jno. C. Bush, W.
r. Hundall, N. H. Ludwig, John Carter,
Cdgar Cressey, S. H. Pernell, Thos. Den.
on, C. A. McMurray, A. Phillips, Geo.
IV. Berry, John A. Sowers, M. L. Hefron,
0orneliun Seibring, F. C. Malian, John
3aifirt, Wi. Losner, Louis Nagle, James
. Baker, John T. Prewitt, William H.
"ameron C C.'Cook, George W. Foster,
. C hapman, John Klyne, Isaae Free
orn, D. Q. Rennslin, George Harrison,
John . ?wi
A MARTYR IN TilE NINETEENTl CEN
TRY.-Iutelligence has just reached
.msterdam, that M. Schoffler, a young
)utch Catholic Missionary in Cochin,
'ina, has been put to death for preach
rig Christianity. He was denounced by
he mandarins, arrested, bound hand and
Dot, conveyed to the capital, Hune Fo,
nId condemned to death by a sort of judi.
ial commission. He was hanged on a
ery lofty gibbet. IMore than 10,000
roops attended the execution, to prevent
ny hostile demonstration on the part of
e numerous Christians at Hue Fo.
SELF-HEATING S.3ooTIIING TRON.
V saw a few days since, something very
iteresting to houskeepers, viz: a smooth.
ig iroa which is kept hot by charcoal
urning inside of it. There is a draft hole
t the broad end, and a chimney at the
ther, by which tho combustion is kept
p. Onice filling with coal will keep the
ron hot for nearly two hours, and twen
y.five or thirty cents' wvorth, it is said,
vill supply an ordinary family for a year.
t is a Kentucky invention, and wve under
tand a supply will soon be brought here
or sale.--Frank fort Comnmonwevalth.
M~sxRIs CoxsEQUENr ON GUILT.
uilt, though it maty attain temporal splen
lor, cnn niever confer real happhiness. The
vil consequences of our crimes long sur
ive the commission, and, like the ghosts
f the murdered, forever haunt the steps
f the malefactor. The paths of virtue,
tough' seldom those of wordly greatness,
re always those of [pleasantness and
Ho~oR.-Depending upon a man's hoti
r in this don't.care-a-fig-for-anybody age
f gammon and gold, is soztuething liKe
~rossing a rotten bridge with a load of
annon: you may get over, and you may
ot; but the probability is that you'll get
When a man pledges his honor to you,
e is apt to think you a pawnbroker whose
oan is worth more thai the articles
>edged; consequently you can keep the
awn, whlile he retains the benefit derived
A GOOD Oys.--A gentleman in his
~argerness at table to answer a call for
somie pie, owing to the knife slipping on
:he bottom of the dish, found his knuckles
',red in the crust, wvhen a wag who was
sated just opposite to him, very gravely
>served, whilst he held his plate, " Sir
nay I trouble you for a bit wchilst your
AN Irishman being asked on a late trial
For a certificate of marriage, bared his
ead and exhibited a huge scar, whic~h
looked as if it had been made with a fire
.sm.v. Tera-- . evie aaisdatorv.
Criminal Punishm'ents in China.
The Chinese are represented as a hu
mane people. We would not so conclude
from the character of their modes of
punishment. T. T. Meadows, Esq.,
translator to her B. i's Consulate in
China, recently read a paper beforeihe
Arctic Society of London describing the
execution of thirty-four rebels or banditi
as they are termed in Chinese phraseolo
gy. The scene of the execution is thus
narrated by Mr. Meadows. We think it
can searcely be matched in the -annals of
a civilized people.
The scene occurred at the ordinary
place of execution at Canton, where it is
stated that more than five hundred human
beings have been put to death within the
past eight months; that Mr. Meadows
was accompanied by two English ries
dents at Canton ; and that he found in
the place, which he entered by a strongly
guarded door, a few of the lower officials,
but no visible preparation of any kind,
except a cross at which the thirty-fourth
criminal was to be cut up, and a fire of
fragrant sandal-wood burning before the
shed where the Mandarins sat to super
intend the executions, in order to conceal
what is described as the " horrid effluvia"
arising from the decomposed heads re
" After waiting (says the account,) a
considerable time, all the criminals were
introduced, most of them walking to
their places, but sonic carried in baskets,
and tumbled out on the spot appointed
for them, where they lay powerless,
either from excess of fear or from treat
ment inflicted, during trial and impkison
ment. A man stood behind each crimi
nal, and placed him in a kneeling posi
tion, with his face towards the ground,
holding him in this position by grasping
his hands, which were bound behind his
back. In case of resistance, which hap
pens very rarely, the criminal's queue is
held by a second assistant -and dragged
forward by force, so as to keep the neck
extended. When all the criminals were
placed in the required positions, the exe
rin the rnaks o tihe
Uta I C*.ri
~~~~h da.'i~zs thills a sufli
ient sujpp;y fol. hisa inaL (.-X101iiVC Ope
rations. The number decapitated on the
occasion described was thirty-three; and
the executioner took up a fresh sword as
soon as he felt the edge of the one em
ployed becoming dull usually the case
after cutting off two or three head&
When all was ready, the man stood
irm, with his legs somewhat apart. On
iearing the word "pan" pronounced by
lie officer superintending, and after a
;harp order to the criminal, "Don't
nove !" he raised his sword straight up,
ind brought it rapidly down 1With the
'ull strength of both arms, giving addi
ional force to the blow by dropping his
>ody perpendicularly to a sitting pos
are. The horrid task was soon done;
ifter cutting off the head of one victim,
he man threw himself. by a bound, into
a position by the side of the next; and ini
somewhat less than three minutes tihe
w'hole thirty-three w~ere headless-the
iead, ini every case but the first, being
:ompletely severed at one blow. In
three or four cases, where tihe crimlinals
retained their full strength, the bodies,
after decapitation, rose quite upright;
and Mr. Meadows is satisfied that unless
restrained by the man behind they would
have sprunig inito the air. When this
part of the tragedy wais over, tlhe more
horrible wvork of slow death was carried
into effect upon tIm remaining criminal,
who wvas bound to the cross mentioned
above, lie was a strongly built man,
iapparetly forty years old, who had es
caped in the first Instance, but who had
voluntarily surrendered himself to cer
tain death, in order to save from torture
his wife and family, who had been seized
by the Chinese government with the
cruel policy usual on such occasions. Ina
this instance, the flesh was cut from the
forehead, breast and extremities of the
sufferer wvith a short knife, which wvas on
the table before the meeting; the body
was immediately taken from the cross,
and the head cut off. The duration of
the punishment was about four or five
minutes. The bodIes were then packed
up In coffins and carried awvay.
A SUniXE AP'PEAL.-Fellers: From
the stoopedus ridges of the Kamnskatki to
the sunny wales of Podunck shall my
voice travil, until the thundering war horse
of freedom shall trample inter the dust
the sound of-. Fellers, you know
wvhat I mean, so it's no use of talkin'.
AN Irishman, seeing a vessel vory heavy
laden, and s'carcely above the water's
edge, exclaimed, "lUpon my soul! if the
river w~as but a bit higher, the ship would
go to the bottom."
B3EORGE COLEMXAN being once asked
if he knew Theodore Hook-" 0 yes,"
wvas his reply, "Hook and I (eye) are old