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" Love's Labor Lcst."
About two years ago a young mechanic'
a resident of this city, fell desperately im
love with the daughter of a widow lady, re
puted to be rich, and he was mtade to believe
that this ardent attachmtett was fully recilp
roc:ttd by the young lady-but. the.0tother
would not hear of her' daughter inarrviug a
tnau of no- fortune. Seeing h''w '.matters
stood, and not wishing to place his beloved
in a position below that which she had always
held, he resolved to seek his firtune in the
golden regions of California. With an am
bitious spirit and almost broken heart he bid
adieu to the idb1 of his sottl. She :tssnred
hit that on his return, let hint be successful
or not, she would still he his, and his alone.
That she was satislied of his devoted love for
ter-and a< that was all she asked from the
min she would give her heart to, she would
marry him if he returned in rags.
He had not b'een in San - Francisco more
than two months, qhentrhe received a ltter
h 1 bisambui'i anad -asitin on a rack. The
letter.atatedtthat the lady whom lie loved
was a heartless coquette-that she was at
all the ball. and r'tuts of the season-aud
intimated that a certain voting merchant of
Beaver street was a favored swain at the
house &c. Her letters to hint, however, be. I
trayed no falling off of attachment on her
iart, hint breathed the sentiment of honest
and pure love.
Still lie was resolved to-try her taith, and
be fully convinced of her love for him, and
satisfy his mitnd as to whether it was his
.. wealth he was accutulating there, that was
to lead her to the altar, or a Iether she loved
him for himself alone. He commenc.-d
writing hotme disparagingly. Complained
of bad losses, illnese, and assured his ieloved
and her anxions natuma, that Califobrnia
was not the El Drado that stanty stpposed
it to be. He spoke of his undying love, of
his inabihility to stay a way fromt all that wais
dear to hint ott earth.
Her letters grew like angels visits, few
and' far between, and otne event hinted that
New York was even -worse thtan Californaia.,
anid advised himt to stay utntil, as Macawvber
says, somnethinig turns up.
T'his rather convinced hinm how affairs
.were. and itt a few tmonths after, he returtned.
His looks betrayed care anid sickness, attd
his frienids were all sorry to see him returnt
so broken in spi: it and so low in pocket.
Otn his arrival hie visited the hotuse of the
woumatn who had pledged herself to lbe his
wtife in health or in poverty-hut ala~s, his
receptioni was atnythting hut that of a lovers.
He felt it, hut urged his suit, spoke of hiontor
able cotmphetenee beinig obtained by hard ha
bor atnd ecotnotty-atnd aifter asstring her
of his unaltered love, offered htet his hianid,
- anti ittplored hter to remtetmber her protmise
to bhtt, and becomte his wife.
She refused ! liegged him to think of her
nio more, antd tiold hint to finid someti one
more worthy of himi than her, anid ini conclu
siorn sent her miothmer to talk to him.
Tihe mnother pleaded igntoranice of ever
kntowing that lie aspired to her datughtter's
htatnd, atnd conttetnted that the miatch wvould
be prepiosterons, anid shte felt ceitaiti he could
find girls etnongh ina his ownt sphere of life
that would jumpj at his offer.
lHe left thme house fully satisfied of the
bteartlessniess of the worhd, andi womatn ini par
ticuhtr. It wvas, a sad reality to hdit hut lie
proved htitmself a mant under the tryintg .cir
-What was the name of the youtng mn
wvhto haad such a ntotioun aifter Carolinte, wvho
wvetnt to Californaia two years ago, atid returni
ed by the Ohio i . lHe was a tall, fine -look.
ing fellow, wtith blue eyes anid light hair,
rather florid emnpilexion. Wasn't hie ?"
sisked the voumig lady's uncle, whlo wvas a
broker in 'Wall street, onte evenitng while at
" Why what of himt, the low fellow,,.to
thinik we wvanted himt rags arid all ?" answ er
ed thme mothier.
"I donz't know,~t," retuirned the uncele, if lie
be~ the ma~n tar niot, hut I wvas told rather
- snee.rinigly- that it was. His namte, if you
" Crnlis B - -" said Miss Carolinte
" That's it-you have tmade a pretty miiis
tnke here, tipset a ntice kettle of fish !" said
the uncile wvarnmly. " Why. lie's rich-he's
worth two hundred thousand dollars, arnd I
- haive invested ntearly a hundred thousand for
They' were not as gay as usuail at-Mrs. F
' s for the rest ofrthatt ei'etmig.
He did wisely to test the heart of her
wvithu whom lie un s to share life's joys- and
sorrows.-[ N. Y.. Pic.
Predictions for the Year 1854.
This vear will be famous for a thousand
wonderful things. From January to D.-.
cember, the days will consist of twenty-four
hours each, and there will be such a number
of eclipses, that many wise people will be
in the dark. There will be fogs in Maine,
fires at Constantinople, and a lack of brains
in many a fool's head.
South America.this year, will not extend
b -vond Cape Horn; and the North Pole
will he exactly in ninety.degrees of latitude.
Those who lose money will look sad, and
those w ho are in %% ant of cash when they
borrow will want it more when they come
Wisdom will cry aloud, but few will re
gard it. There will be long speeches in
Congress, but for all that, Luke Superior
will not be upset.
Quadrupeds, this year, will go upon four
legs, pretty generally; and cows horns will
be crooked. The late of lottery tickets will
be dubious; but whether-therb be a general
war, or not, mortal wounds will be apt to
kill and he that is sick with old age, will
have a disease harder to 'cure than the
mumps or chin cough. ;...
The celestial aspects indicate that politi.
cal parties will not agree. for some time to
come ; but whoever is President, water will
run doiwn hill and ducks will waddle as
Cabbages, this year, will lie rather round
thanum thrt e.cornered, and carrots will be de
cidedly red, Coals will be as black as ever;
cats will love fish, but l.ate to wet their sect,
and all on account of Klinkerfue's comet.
The world, this year, will turn upside
down, but not in conseguence of the Gov
ernor's manguration.. The crop of hay will
depend upon the weather; but whether it
rains or not there will be plenty of sand at
-Whosoever sells' his house to buy
moonshine will hardly get his money's
worth. Whoever runs to catch the rainbow,
will get out of breath for his pains. For
all that, eastern ladies may be had for
Locomotives and auctioneers' tongues
will run fast. There will be a mortal war
between cats and rats, as well as between
aldermen and roast turkeys. People will
talk about the end of the world, but it is
ten to one that the solar svstem will not
run against the dog star bet cen now and
Se.serpemts, this year, will be hard to
catch, and none but a conjuror will be able
to-gittggucart .snozaipinat= tr.l: 'Tho t ho
have -wo.,den lezs will suffer litle when
they freeze their toes. Wigs are expected
to be fashionable among the bald, but. blind
folks will have some difficulty in seeing.
Divers steamboats gill blow up this year.
Apples will ripen about- Octohea, sooner or
later; but that is all one, provided we have
ider enough. Foxes w ill pay particular at.
tention to poultry ; there will be very few
old birds taken with chaff, and wild geese
will not Iav tame eggs.
But, most of all, there will prevail this
year a horrible epidemic, worse than the
cholera, small pox, or plague, .for which
there will be no core. The Italians call it
oCO (irr'; the Germans kilen geld; the
FrenchTfaute d'argent! in this country, it
goes under various appellations, but it is
most cotnnnily known . by the name of
TnEia Wittsburg (Ark.) Messenger is re
somible for the Itillnowing:
"Good( mom ning, stramnger, whom e are you
movimng to ("
- o thme A r-r-kansawv."
" lWhee didi you comle front 1"
"From tihe State of North Car'liner."
"Will there be miuch emigration from that
State this vear ?
-A migihty sight, I reekin-mnighty hard
times this year. A heap of people is on
te pint ofstri.
SWhy so-what's the matterI"
"lThe'sinmimn crap has failed, and I'm
gwine to look for a btter country."
C IIANCE OF GETTING M .ttmaliED.-Fann my
Fermi samys she is ready to jump at the first
offer of nmarriage, amnd plresents her qualifica.
tions as follows:
" I have very black eyes anid hair, and
am very petite. I am as sensitive us the
'mimmla,'spirited as ami eagle, amid utamnable
as chiain lighiting. Can make a pudding omr
wite a mewspaiper squib, cut a capepr, amid
ernwd moore happimiess or missery Iito ten
miutes thanm any Fainy that was ever
Famnay, saws thme New York Mirror, has
beemn twice niaried, and omily quite recemntly
un-miarried. So if any enterprisinag bachelom
hs a luancy for. pressed "Fermi Leave('
hee's a fine openinag for himu.
Cor N'-r H1 E L IT.-A lirutal teachea
whipped a little boy for pressing the hand of
a little girl who sat next to hmim at school
after wvhich lie asked thme child " why lhe
sqaeezed the girl's hmands 1" " Because,'
said thme little fellow, " it looked SO pretty I
couldi't hiep it."
A MODEL SPaEECH.-We coammend ~
followinig speech to the careful study of al
candidates biefoire the people. It was de
livered ini Illinois. by a candidate fmr the~
legislature, is brief amid pithy, amid thme moar
who mnadne it was elected, as lie deserved t<
be : " Fellow-citizenms; I am no speech
mker, bait whmat I say I'l1 do. I've livec
amonmg you tweity years, amid if I've showr
myself a' elever -fellow, y ou knmow it withoul
a speech; ilf l'in not a clever fellow, yom
kowm~ that, too, and would'nt forget it witl
a spech. I'm a candidate for time Legisla
ture: itf you thimik 'm thme clear grit, v'o<
Ifor moe :if you thminik Major I--of a bet
ter 'strmpe thanm I am vote for himn. The
ft is, thuat either of us will make a dev'ilisl
" FArrlu," said asporinig youth to hi
reverenid pareint, " they say trout will bitt
-Well, well," wias time consoling reply
"minid your iwork, amnd then you'll be sur
they wonat bite you."
GAM LING.-ihe maia for gambling in
our city, at the present. time, is frightful.
Everybody appears to be desirous of getting
money without giving any fair and proper
equi' a!ent therefore. To say nothing of the
iiineinse number of lottery policy shops
which are scattered under the disguise ,
brokers' officers all over the city, and where
the hard earned pittances of the poor are
daily and %feekly squandered, we have a
new race of speculators in the fancy market
of chance gift enterprise-a disguise to catch
the unwary. It- is a fact not' genenily
known to our fellow.citizens, thaw .femnles
have been very large; and in. some.cases,
the largest purchasers of tjikets at le-coun.
ters of there new fashioned establishments.
The poor sewing girl, as she returns -from
the shop with a few dollars in her purse, sees
one of the flaming advertisements of jewelry
and pianos to be given to purchasers of
tickets, and in a moment magnifieent visions
of- wealth dance before her imagination.
She cannot resist the temptation: it is only
a dollar, and how splendid it would be to
furnish her little parlor with a piano, or deck
her self in jewelry, and be so much superior
to her associates! She resolves, and it is
done. iundreds and hundreds of dollars
have gone from the poor and needy in the
same' way. Some of the persons who sold
tickets of this kind, it is said, cannot now be
found; and the shareholders are anxiously
inquiring the whereabout of these interesting
speculators, but without the least prospect
of success in -finding diem. We perceive
that n',bill hais..been-iiiroduced in the legisla.
-ture to meet Gregtiiementsof this "new
dodge" ill: fit nceri4-ihd.'abvae-ope to see it
-pass -as a protection to thew'dekmhtided and
those easilyimp sed-upon.-N. Y.Day Book.
[Tow TO ooIsO..A D;iksTic.-House
keeping is not so.full.o.saanshine and ruse
colored bliss asmalrytimagine, It is hardly
possible to get along-'without couks, scul
lions, and chambermidds;'.-and what with
their waste, witles and inipudence, says
Aunt Sally, they are plagued drawbacks on
domestic peace and comfort. Old Pepper.
grass was the customer far discriminatinmg
between the useful and the careless. Pep.
pergrass sent to the register oiice that he
wmited a good girl fur general housework.
About the time he expected an }applicant he
laid a broom down in the yard, near the
path. Prefently a girl comes up to the gate,
opens it, and strolls up to the house, the
broom being immediately in the path, Miss
Betsy strides over it. The old man was on
the watch, -and the first salute the girl got
waglldommt wz:it you." Tlhe gi snped,
and suddenly bullet-headed Nancy appears.
Seeing the broom in her way, she gave it a
kick, and waddles up to the house. " You
won't suit me, that's certain, Miss Mlopsy !"
bawls out Peppergrass. She disappeared in
a hurry ; and finally, a third appears; open
ing the "ate, and coming into the yard, she
carefully closes the gate behind her, and
walks up-the broom is still in her path;
this she picks up and carries along to the
house, where sht deposits it along side of
the woodshed. Before the girl could explain
her business there, Peppergrass bawls out,
" Yes, yes, come in, you'll suit me." And
she did ; for that girl lived with Peppergrass
seven years, and only quitted him to go to
housekeeping on her own hook, and a capi
tal wife she made. Peppergrass was right.
SAv.uas oN Goon Ltvrs.-M. Brillat
Savarin wrote a hook npon eating. with the
fanmciful title of " The Physiology of Taste."
Of women, he says:
" The penchant of the fair sex to gorman
dize is inot unlike instinct ; for to gormandize
is favorable to beauty."
After a few rema~rks on the wonderful ef
fects of good eating, "in keeping the iap
pearance of old age long absent," the author
goes on to observe:
"It makes the eyes more brilliant, and
the color more fresh. It makes the muscles
stronger, and as the depression of the mus
ches causes wrinkles, those terrible enemies
of beauty, it is true that, other things being
equal, those who know how to eat are ten
years younger thani those ignorant of that
PLEAsons.-Blessed be the hand that
prepares a pleasure for a child ! for there is
no saying when and where it may again
bloom forth. Does not almost everybody
remnembler somie kind-hiearted man who
showed him a kindness in the quiet days of
his childhood I The writer of thisrecolleets
himself at this moment as a bare-iooted lad,
staniniig at the wo'oden fenice of a poor little
garden in his native village, with longing
eyes lie gazed on the ilomwers which were
bloomring there quietly ini thme brightness of a
Sunday morning. Th'le possessor came forth
from his little cottage-he was a wood-cut
ter by trade-and spemnt the whole week at
his work in the wvoods. He was coinn
into his garden to gather flowers to stick in
his coat wheii lie went to church, le saw
the boy, and breakimng off' the most beautiful
of his carnations--it was streaked wvith red
and white-gavo it to him. Neither the
giver nor the receiver spoke a word; amid
withi bounding steps the boy ran hiome ; aiid
now, here, at as vast distane from that home,
after so many events of so many~ years, the
feelings of gratitude which agitated the
breast of that-boy expresses itself on paper~
Th e arnation is long since withered, bul
fnow it blooms afresh.-JRnuorL.
07IO~ THERE is a lawy'or in Dearbon coun'
ty, id., known no less for his eccentricity
thani for his legal lore. Many are the anee,
dotes tolled of him. A mani once went t<
him to he qualified for some petty office
Said lie, " [Hold up your hand :ll sweai
you, but all h-Il couldit't qualify you."
A NEGRO wvas brought up before tla
Mayor of Philadelphia for stealing chickens
The theft was conclusively proved. " Wet
T 1oby," said his Honor, " what have you go
to say for yourself C' "Nuflin but dis, Boss
I was as crazy as a bedbug when I stub
dat 'ar puflt, cos I mite stole de big rooste
an, I neher done it. Dat .shows 'elnsivelj
dat I was laboring under de delirium tre
Death of W .inp-n,
We find the followi interesting descrip
tion of the death of W ington, in the New 1
York Courier and E r r, of the 6th inst., I
which even at this dist4 day cannot fail to
be of interest to the reas. :
"Proceeding still fa.;7 r over a very bad i
road, we cane stidden.i n view of the Poto. t
imiac ; and Mount Vern; with its mansion- t
house and smoth green.wi, was before us. e
Having sent in our add s, we received per. r
mission from the couraous branch of the
family, who now held *e estate, to enter 8
and survey the interid We were struck s
with its extreie simpli j the lowness of I
the walls and ceilings, ud the bare floors a
which were waxed not-s with us, carpeted. s
" Passing through tlP. great hall, ora- t
imented with pictures-- English hunting s
scenes,. we xscendei to oaken stair-case, IJ
with its carved and antii ue.,balustrande; we s
stood at the door-we e'sed the handle- i
the room and the bed 'iere he died, were d
before us. Nothing ii'the lofty drama of t
his existence surpassedt' grandeur of that ii
final scene; the cold whiicb he aud taken a
frona imsure, in over eing some part of t
his grounds, .and whiteihad resistei the p
earlier domestic remedigs'that were applied, a
advanced in the course of two short days in- n
to that frightful form ouf the disease of the
throat, laryngilis. It became necessary for
him to take his bed. Hiis valued friend., Dr. *
Craik. wab instantly sujmoned, and assisted I1
by the best m.dical skillof the surrounding ti
country, exhausted all tie means of his art, tl
but without affording -Btzn relief. H a pa. s
tiently submited, though in great distress, t
to the various remedies-proposed, but it be- e
came evident from the .deep gloom stting t
upon the countenanceskf the medical gen. ri
tlemen, that the case ws- hopeless; aivan- a
ing insidiously, the disease had ftistened it. I
self withgleadly certaiity. Lodking. with I
perfect calniness upon 7the sobbing group h
around him he said-" .Gjievo not my friiends; I
it is as I -anticipated from the first; the debit ti
which we all owe, is now about to be paid ; 0
I a resigned to the event." Requesting b
Mlrs. Washrington to "briig two wills from d
his escritoire, he directed one to be burnt, til
and placed the other in her hands, as his It
last testament, and then gave some final in. p
structions to Mr. Learhis secretary and re- n
lative as to the adjustment of his business t:
affairs. He soon after~became greatly dis- h
tressed; and as, in the paroxy:ms which ht
became more frequent zid.violent, Mr. Lear, A
who was= at his side, asistedhim to turn, he, ni
with kindness but wj i culty,.articulated e
::::a Immr I-give v e. hole, sir=-but -is
-perhaps it is a duty which we all owe to I
one another-1 trust that you may receive ,t
the same attention when you shall ro- it
quire iL." ti
" As the night wandd, the fatal symptoms a
become more imminent-his breath inore ti
labored and suffocating, and his voice soon a
failed him. Perceiving his end approaching, g
lie straightened himself to his full length, he i
folded his own hands in the necessary atti. e
tude upon his chest-placing his linger up- n
on the pulse of his left wrist, and thus calm- M
ly prepared, and watching his own dissolu. o
tion, he awaited the summons of his Maker. C
The last faint hope of his friends had disap. t<
peared; Mrs. Washington, stupitied with a
grief, sat at the foot of the bed, her eyes fix. a
ed steadifastly upon him; Dr. Craik, in deep s
lomin, stood with his face buried in his -
hands at the fire ; his faithful black servant,
Christopher, the tears, uncontrolled, trinkling 1
down his face, on one side, tuok the last e
look of is dying master; while Mr. Lear, P'
in speebless grief, with folded hands, bent Ci
over his pillow oii the otther.i
"Nought broke the stillness of huis lust r
moents, but the suppressed sobs of thme af. a
fectionate servants collected- on the stair- 1
case; the tick of the large clock in the hall ti
as it measured off with piainiful distinctness, II
the last fleetimg moments of his existence, t
Iand thu low mtoan of thse winter wind, as it s
swept through the leaf-less snow-covered e
trees. TIhe laboring and wearied spirit drewv (
tiearer and nearer to its goal ; the blod lan- I
gruidly cursed slowly through its channels- e
the inoble heart stopped-struggled-topa't S
- fluttered-the right hand-slowly slid from a
the wrist, upon which its. finger had been a
laced-it fell at the side-and the mianly t
eligy of Washington was all that remained I
exteded upon the death couch !" S. I
A PICTURE FOR IIAUnELoRS.Ilf in that z1
chair yonder-not the one yuur feet' lie uipon,
aut the other beside you-closer yet-were
seated a sweet-faced girl, with a pretty little I
foot lying out upon thie hearitha, a bit of lace<
running round the throat, thme hair parted to I
a carm over a forehead fair as ainy in your II
damans, and if you could teach an arm]
arouid that chair-back withaout fear oh giv
iig offenice, and suffer your fingers to play
idly with those curls that escape down the
neck, and could clasp with yo'ur other hand I
those little white taper fingers of ber's,
which lie so temptingly withini reach, aid so a
talk softly and low in the presence of the
blaze while the hours -slip without knuowl
edge and the winter winds- whistle uneared
fr--if, ini short, you were no bachelor, but<
the husband of such a sweet image.-dream :
cll it, rather....would it not be far pleasant
er than acold single night, sittinig counting
Ithe sicks, reckoning thelength of the blaze1
and the height of the fulling snow ?
TUNDERt MADE To ORDE.-The (Grand
Raipids Enituirer tells of a man it themt " dig
Igins," who being informed that thunder' was
death to wvorms, and being munch troajhled
with their works in his garden, and de:;pair
ing too of any thunder of nature's mar ufae.
tur, resolved to have some of domiestie
production. Persnant to this deterntination,
lie charged an old mjusket, muzzle full, took
a pll water and a lantern, proceeded to
the cabbage garden, rained on the plants
copiously from his bucket made the lantern
opeii anid shut scsame, by way of lightening,
and then in hot haste let off'" Old Copen-.
hage" for thunder. The worms " eut and
ruit," while the manufacturer~ of the domes
Iti article lay (vith his back to the eart, ob
livious from the' knocks-caused by the re~
... pe.ssv ao of the thunider machine.
rrance anu unu . su.
Tua following article, about Louis Na
>oleon's leanings towards freeitrade, is from
he illustrated London News, of January 7.
'here is mach force in it, and whatis said
mbout French wines is no doubt true; and it
s, indeed, a disgrace to a commercial nation
o prohibit, by high duties, the use of a bev.
rage, pure, cheap, healthy-and a 91ttle
xhilarating, but hardly to be called intoxi
ating-as the French light wines are, and
rive its own citizens to nasty, narcotic
tupifying, brntifying, adulterated liquors,
.s a portion of those so prodigally imbibed
my the English notoriouzly are ; as, for ex.
nple,- spurious wines, spurious bran'ies,
purious gin, and even spurious ale and por.
er. The last, when pure, are certainly re
pectable and unexceptionable beverages,
ut they are, like the rest, subject to endless
ophistication and counterfeiting. Free trade
i French wines, or with a small duty, would
o much in England towards correctinag the
tional taste with respect to liquor drink
ig ; as nmuch,,or more, than all the tempe
nce and teetotal societies-good things in
eir way, but not as ell'ctive as making
ure beverages attainabje at the same price
s bad, and which prove comparatively in
The: unvnimity of feeling-with which the
nglish. people demands a war with Russia
ill greatly ficilitiite the labors of the up.
roachini:session of Parliam ent. The na
on has learned to detest war, and the au
ors of war; but, with that innate cunnnon
ise whieh.inspires mankind in the mass, it
rels that the best way to end a war is to
rry it on vigorously. It is quite certain
at the nation will begrudge no sacrifice to
train and punish ,the Russian agressor,
iud to maintain the national dignity .and
ulor, as well as the equilibrium of Europe.
i prosecuting the war, the Ministers 'will
ave no internal difficulties to contend with.
'he necesary funds'will be cheerfully vo.
d, and as cheerfully paid: and the high.
st honors that the country can bestow will
e lavished upon the Admirals who shall
estroy the Russian..leets in the Euxine and
ie Baltic. 'At such a time and with a
sk before it, the nation will scarcely ex
ct the Ministry to make any fisc:o experi
ents,-unless with,thc object of increasing
xation. Although such brilliant success
is attended the consuercial policy of the
st seven years, and although the results of
Ir. Gladstone's admirable Budget-of 1853'
ight well justify him in proposingja;further
tension of free trade principles if1854, it
probable that the uatibn will have to. wait
ir more tranquil times for the abolition of
me many impolitic taxes that still operate,
juriously upon the trade, the health and I
ie morals of the people. Yet, even at such
crisis, it may be wise to make some excep
ens in favor of the nations with whon we
re at peace. A Russian war will not
reatly interfere with our commerce, and
y fiscal relaxations that shall tend to in.
rease our trade with friendly or allied states
may enable us to bear with gater ease the
ar burdens that will necessarily be laid ny
a us. For the first time in their history,
'reat Britain and France are cordially uni
rd upon a question on which the symnpathies
ud good wishes of the whole civilized world
re with them. Free trade has answered
a well with us, that the French Emperor
-already more than half a convert-nedi
ites its introduction into France. The
rech nation is not so well informed as its
ief; but Louis Napoleon has lost 110 O
ortunity that oven presenmted itself to him
f introducing thme wedge ot sounid policy
ito the dense block of protection. The
eduction of the duties on iron and coal is
strong proof of what lie would do if the
rench nation were suffieiently enlightened
> support and follow him. ltf one thing
lore than another has strengthened the pro.
ctionist error in France, and kept up a
lrit of commaercial hostility towards this
ountry, it hats been the heavy imposts which
~reat Britain has laid upon French wines.
'rance, though an agriculturad country,
rows no more corn thain she ineeds; but
ho prdue the best, thme most abundant,
nd the cheapest wines in the world. It is
o exaggeration to saty that she could send
this country an alnost limitless supply.
ut unwvise legislation has forbidden the
uglish the use of the wvholesome beverage.
ld we traded wvith France for hecr wines,
s we might have donme, both nations would
ot omnly have bieen better friends, but each
ould have beeni rioher; and the Eniglish
ople would not have iincurred the reproach
if being, niext to tlIe Scotch, the most drunk
pe under the suim. !1'here cano, we think,
ie sarcely a doubt that the aidmiission ot
~rech wines' into this coumntry, either free
rn at a nouminal duty, w ould help to coin
'ince the French people of the fiirm friend
hip of Enigland. Such a measure would
irov to them the excellence of free-trade
ar better thani any which their own Empe
'or caim adopt. A duty of 300 or even 400
er cent., which is levied uponi thme excellent
in ordinair-which the Frenchl merchants
:ould deliver ini the Tihames, all charges in
:luded, at firepence or sixpence a bottle-is
disgrace to us as a commercial nation.
1e prohibition-for such it is-has done
t much to estrange. the twvo countries as all
,he battles that they ever fought against
eachi other ; and its- removal at this time,
wein a common cause unites them against
ie disturber of the peace of the world, would
zdd moral force to their eff'orts, and operate
is heavy a blow againist the Czar as an ad
:litional fleet or army. Experience has aml
ply shown that the abolition of unwvise taxa.
ion is no ultimate loss to tihe revenue.
What we lose under one item is compensa.
ed under another. Two such great and
wealthy nations, separated from each other
only by a few miles of sea, ought to have
traded more and fought less. They would
assuredly have done so, hald we been com;~
mercially as wvise in 1789 as wvewere im
184. Our own experience has been tardy.
France still laigs behind us, but lien present
eheif imagistraite shows, when ever ho ean,
that he has not studied in vain the reeeni
history of this country. It is not from any~
aherne~~ to the oid princinle of utectioli
m aintainsed. i'he question is'one of revenue
only ; and notwithstanding the demands
which the war is likely to make upon us, the
finances of the country are in so buoyant
and prosperous a state, that a far more timid
Chancellor of the Exchevuer than Mr. Glad
stone has shown himself to be, might well
be induced to give the subject his serious
consideration. Even althouglh a temporary
loss of revenue might ensue, the experiment
would be amply justified, if, upon the ove of
war, it cemented the friendship of allies, and
led to an extension of commercial intercourse.
between two of the foremost nations of the
How A MAN FEELS oN A SINKING
BunoE.-The Cincinnati Commercial gives
the following statement in relation to the
feelings of a person in extreme danger at
the timo of the falling of the Licking Bridge:
"Taylor Keys, who was on the bridge at
the time of the accident, and who was slight
ly injured, describes his full in the most
graphic style. During his descent, he says
that every action of his life was recalled to
his mind. The most trivial circunistances
were remembered. The past was spread
out like a great nmap before him, upon which
lie could trace every footstep lie had ever
taken-and the future, he confessed he had
not much time to think of that, but, like a
true Anierkan, he slapped his hand on his
pocket-book, which was in his breeches
pocket, and held on for dear life, and once
or twice, during the frightful descent, won
dered 'what the old woman would do for
DESPERATE LEAPS.-Hugh Sludden, the
pugilist, who, on Friday, was placed by the
Court in the hards of Sheriff' Heillefiuger,
of Chester co., Pa., to be carried there to
answer to the charge of being engaged in a
.pugilistic encounter in that county, made a
desperate attempt to escape on his way to
Philadelphia. The sheriff'had at his request
relieved one of his hands of the handcuff,
not dreaming that he would attempt to move.
However, he watched his opportunity about
twelve o'clock at night; vhen about five
miles from Philadelphia,~and the cars going
at the rate of thirty miles an hour, and
sprang from the train. The sheriff followed
immediately after, and being but little hurt,.
lie ordered Sludilen to stand or he would
shoot him. Sludden yielded quietly and
though lie was somewhat bruised, lie walked
with the sheriff towards Philadelphia- The
train reached Gray's 'erry, and the engine
retdrned, the engineer expecting to see both
men'dead, but met them quietly walking
along. 'T'hey were taken up and carried to
the city. Sludden when asked why he yield
ed so quietly remarked, to the Sherii, that
he thought if he. was fool enough to jump
from the cars after him, he was fool enough
to shoot. The leaps were desperate aid the
wonder is both were not killed.
LARGE PchrCHAsF"s air CoRN.-The St.
Louis lntelligencer of the 10th just. says:
' We hear of large purchases of corn in the
cuntry above, generally from 30 to 35
cents, delivered pt the crib shelled. Sales
to our knowledge, within a few days past,
amoinpunt to 100,000 or 150,000 bushels,
in St. Charles county at 30 a 32c.; 50,000
at Cincinnati, on the .upper Mississippi, at
30c.; and 25,000 at Jacksonville, Illinois, at
35c. We are told that large purchases have
been made alung the line of the Chicago
and Mississippi Railroad at prices ranging
from 30 to 35c. These purchases, when
sacked and delivered in this city, will cost
on an average from 50 to 52c. Th'le article
will therefore have to advance considerably
on piresenit prices to pay much profit.
ANoTHER GREAT SALE OF' NEGROEs.
On Saturday, the New Orleans Delta says,
46 negroes, belongingv to the estate of the
late D. F. Burthe, were sold biy Messrs.
Beard & May. for the sum of $37,470.
The sale was to close the estate, and consist
ed of old and younmg women and children.
The prices obtained for some were extraor
dinary, considering the v-ery hards times.
Oie mnaam commnanded $3,000, anther $1,
970, another $1,600, and $1,700. They
were chiefly creoles, and had been with Mr.
Burthe ini his brick yard and saw mill for
nmny years. __________
TEIRIBLE.--A counvention of abolitionists
at Boston, hur-led the foilowinig anathema
against Piresident Pierce:.
Resolved, That Franklin 'Pierce is guilty
of high treason, against the cause of liberty
-of trampling under foot the provision of
te constitution, anid making it nmore than
ever the guardian and bulwark of a forin of
despotism toe revolting to be tolerated on
the soil oh Esirope; and, therefore, lie is to
be impeached and branided as thyilest of all
the tyrants who nowv curse the nastions of the
earth--anid as one upon whom Pius Ninth of
Italy, and Francis Joseph of Austria, and
Nicholas of Russia may look down with
scorn and derision.
A memorial is in circulation in New York
asking the Legislature to pass an act giving
[he courts the power to grant absolute di.
vorces in all oases where either party shall
wilully abandon the other for a period of
three years, and refuse to return and fulfil
Ithe obiigatioins of the imarriaige contract,-and
always prohibit the guilty party fromi con
tracting a future marriage. A good sug.
Tag man who will ask for Information,
and not pay his postage, has no0 more claimi
to our consideration than a barbarian.
A spECIxUN of Young America, the otber
day, overtaking one of his companions, said
to B~ Bill--.the old man's gone--d4addy's
Is ishe ? W~ell, I'm darned sorry, but
he'll never lick us again for lathering the old
at and shaving her- with Isis razor."
Six MAuNE BOYS in Australia write bonn
that they realized $20,000 -foim itheir -first
six weeks' labor ini that land of gold. Lucky
rellw-.lo anyn have rcalized nothingl
The New York Natiopal Democrat.ne,
Lice something new in- the way of- Raihoad'
construction, the inventloui of 'Mr. Henry'
Smith, of Michigan. Mr: Smith's proposi.
Lion, as we lIarn from the Dimddit;ik' to;
build Railways wholly' of iron,.elevatingthr
tracktn cast iron colums, and suspending
the cars from the track instead of. restinig
them on it. 'ihe National Democrat says :
"Such a road can be built for less than
the expense of building aground road, it wil
be infir.itely .more durable, is less liable to'
get 'out of repair, and secures a deg 'ee
safety, -with twice the speed,.jiotyetdreamed -
of by trallers on our best managed roads.,
The idea is a novel one. and from-a. prettyt
thorough examination of 'the- plan, we think
it entirely practicable, and one adniirablsh
suited to the exigencies of the tims: "Eve
one feels the necessity of securing griat.e<
safety on our railroads, and there is a xapid
ly increasing demand for.this nide @f: con-.
veyante. Railroads are sprinngingsrp..as if
by magicin all sections- of the world; and
hence the great necessity for those engaged
in their construction to encourage over
idea that tends in any wayfivards en6
my, durability, facility. of construction an
transit, and, aboye all; to insure safety. A'
these, and more, are comprehend in. an emi.. -
nent degre in the Elevated Railway~ W -
possesses a vast number of advantaged ov ei
any railway now in opeiation on the:fac
the globe. Aside from its cheapn tus
bility, safety, etc., it can be'iun throgh the
thoroughfares of our cities and.villages; cars
at full spe'd) without obstruction .or annoy,
anee, an air line can be more easily pursued,
while curves can be turned-with no-kind'ofi
fear of the cars ever -runningoff the. tWck,"
far heavier grades cri be ascened ;ill ,ease;
it cuts no man's'farm in .two, in . no. iay
endangers travel on our highways, and... is
impossible for the cows to get on.the trac
while it looks down with contempt oa the
snow banik." ~
WAu.-The intelligence received by the
Baltic, which .ere bhy before our readers"
this morning, though not startling i vi6W'.e
of the preceding events which havd; stepi
step, led to the result, yet'as it reveals 1l
beginiiing of a great and terrible cofli~ci.
calculated to awaken the highest interest and-:'
solicitude. At present, the prospect--seems.
certain of a -general war in Europe. --Fi'
not to mention the various elentienta-f ' sr
cial and political character at' work in almosti
every nation in Europe all :iending ti
wildestienvulsiois, the 7skrfo
indiaites the almost inpossibility of leses.;
States staniing aloor when' the migbter -anem
in the field.. We shall not, therefore, be
surprised, if the first:broadside vhich ~ake "
up the' echoes-on the shores of the Blacl
Sea, is the signal for revolutions in Hunigar
and ltily. The position of Austria in ta
case, would be pitiable and hopeless in the,.
extreme. With her only ally, her Russian
master having his hands full of quarrelse of'
his own, and Hungary again striking forih.'
dependence, what of good does- the war por.
tend to her? In our judgement there is..
but one hope of avoiding a general disturV;
bance, and perhaps subversion of existing.
things in Europe, and that is in the vigorous:
prosecution of the war on the part of Eng.
land and France. They have hitherto acted
meekly and passively enough; a speedy ter
mination of the conflict demands'a different'
and more energetic system of tacties. "
A HAan CAsE.-Somne three years. ago, a~
young man, aceompatied by. a young lady.- to
whom he was devotedly' attached, stopped at,
Springfield while on a travelling excursion,.and
engaged a horse and buggy at one of the livery
stables there, to be aubsent some days. The.
stated number of days having gone by,'and the:
young man failing to appear, caused the owners~
of the team to be alarmed, anid they immediately
issued a hand-bill headed " Stop thief!" In-the
meantimne the young man made his appearaned-;
and jndge of hiq suIrprise to find himself at once&
seized by the officers of jistiee. Hie endeavorrod.
to reason and expostulate wvith the owners 'of
the horse and caIrriage, assuriing them that he'
wvas wholly innocenit of ay crimiinal intentiatin4
and offered them the full price of the estabMh'..
ment to be releaseil. All this proved unavailing:
to the hardenod wretches. - Rather -tih suffer'
the ignomuiny of a trial, which woulds have resuhr
ted in the exposition of the young lady iis.
highly respectable connections, he gave an' as,
sumed name and plead guilty. ie is now~ in til -
Massachusetts State Prison, sick and emaciated
serving out his sentence, which expires'iabou&
twenty days. ieI never disclosed tho'above
facts until lately, nor would thicy even nowb.
known but for his being in such' a debilitated
state as to make him feel alarmed for his life.'
ExrssroN or A BOUNTY LAND AeT.--The
time for' isskuing and Iocating' eitaindnty
land warrants for military serice in thea war f
1812, under several acts of Congressy' having
expired on the 26th of June last, an act hjas been
passed by both Houses gi'arting a'furthicr t9
of five years for inatisfying the same.-Tliisn. ~i
As En-on somewhere out west, bai b
come so hollow from depending oii the prnt
in uiesalone for bread, that he. priopo
sesto ellhimelfto some gentleman, to be
used as a stove pipe. '
WnrsiBY DRMINIG never conducte~
wealth into a man's pocket,'happiness to his
family, or respectability to Tiis,. character
therefore whiskey is a non-eonductor,:awlds
is best to let it alone.
A FEMALE writers says: " Nothing looks
worse on a lady thani darned stockinigs.~
We hope she will allow us to observe ta
stockings which ineed darning look isch
worse .than. darned ones...darned if lie
IN the ehdice of a wife, t* e the-obediost
daughter of a good mother'A7
IF a Small boy is a ld i1 * ~~~
boys make a ladder.