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' A Musical Instruient.
What was he doing. the great god Pan,
Down in the rueds by the river?
Spreading ruin and scattering ban,
Splashing and paddling with hoofs of a goat,
And breaking the golden lilies afloat
With the dragon fly on the river.
H1e tore out a reed, the great god Pant,
From the deep cold Led of the river!
The limpid water turbidly ran,
And the broken lilies a-dying lay,
An I the dragon fly haud fled away
Ere he brought it otnt of the river.
High on shore sat the great god Pain,
While turbidly flowed the river,
And h'cked and hewed as a great gad Can,
With his hard blead steed at the patient reed,
Till there was not a sign of a leiaf indeed
To prove it fresh from the river.
le cut It short, did the great god Pan,
(How tall it stood in the river !)
like the hetart of a man
~i n b.J a ringE,- - -
Then notched the poor, dry. epitity thing,
In holes its he sat by the river.
This is the way," laugliel the great god Pan,
(Laughed while le sat by the river :)
The only way since gads legitn
To make sweet music they could :uceed."
Then dropping his noith tia a haale in the reed.
lie Ilew in power by the river.
Sweet, sweet, sweet, 0 Pani,
J Piercing sweet by the river!
Illinding sweet, 0 great god Pan
The sun on the hill forgot to die,
And the lilies revived, and the dragon-fly
Caino back to dream on tLe river.
Yet htalf a beast is the great god Pan
Taa laugh, as he sits by the river.
Niaking a lanet out of a mant.
The true gods sigh for the e.ast andl l~ain,
Foar the teed that grows nevermaaae lagaini
As a reed with thec reel in thec river.
Softly into Hleatvtn She F aded.
Softly into Heaven ,lhe fa-lead,
As the star whetn tmein appaears,
While we stood in eilence ronda lier,
; azinig at her tharaughi our ters.
D~aitha, :the sail, hal ,t ai sha:dow ;
All the yale was fuall or li'.:ht,
And shte left, us. smiling sweft'y,
Ilidding us a last gaaod night '
Saying, as she kissed us' faatdly,
" Do not drop for mue oane tear
Jesus. Jesus stlands hecide mae
I am safe while he is anar .
She is gone, and I am lingeritng
In this weary worlad of oaurs,
Ileairing~ on nmy heart the ashei
Of ati.etion's broken fliwers;
Ever longing to bec with haer,
In tha:at better hiot;e above,
Where the hear: re.'aices ever
Ina the deathless biotas of love.
For a moi~ment dleath divides u.-,
it waen I laavvecrossed its gloom.
I miball theta be re~ti:g with her,
Ever, ever ta .re at hatme.
Thae Higlanud Hertdsman.
" h saummer idawn'.s relleetta hue
Toa purle chaniged Laaebh Katriane blue;
Mihaliv tad soft the westerni lreeze
Jaast k'rised the lake', just stirread :hae trees,
Antd the ladease I lake, like maideni aay,
Tiremzbled, hut dliampaled nat fo.r jaay."
It wvas mnidsummaer whent we reached the
brought its to the bord~aers of tat sylvana itk
of' whaicha the Scotish bard iazs given such m-i
timitale descripatiotns. H avig sptent tan
hour ont its calmt, sunnay wvaters, our party
lande'd anid ptrocecded to Loch Lioond ;stume
itt carriages, while others prefer red-4 to walk~
through the counitry wht ich wa.sonea the abo~de
of. those proud amoun tiineers, thle .\hicgregiortS.
Along the pastoral slopes anid motutaitouts
ridges of ikenvenaue, I descriedl the wild goatz
eripainig the fresh herbiae, while here and
there, al,,ng the base (of the ravitne, half' haid
by the foliage of the oak anid the hircht, stood
hle hamtlaets of' the Hlighlatnd .shepherds. Front
the lips of' those simp~le hierdsanat the stratnget
may gather, if he chaoose, mtaniy incidetnts of
local anad tradhitionttary iteres5t, and whicha
serve, also, to throw light ott the ethtnographi
cal history of the people. The f'ollowinig naar
rative shows the truth of' thte remtark applied
by a Gertmatn'author to the .Se.>tehmuan : " He
is as grave as a Spaniard, as sly as a fox, tantd
as slippery as an eel."
Several years ago, a brIave'a, htady Hlighland
er, whom we will call Duntcan, left his hotmte
among the hills and gle.ns of .\rgle.,haire with
a large herd of cattle, de'stinted fotr the sumn
.ner fie.lds and more fertile meaadows of York
With his uniform success, he soon disposed
of his stock to the English graziers, and with
a well filled purse he started on his return. He Ie:
had nearly reached the confines of Scotland,
when, quietly walking along the highway, ac- he
companied by his faithful dog, he was overta- cli
ken by an Englishman, well dressed and of Ib
pleasing appearance. Ie drew near Duncan, tw
and familiarly accosted him. an
"Well, my good fellow, whither are you he
bound ? You're a herdsman, I see." di,
'Yes, from Argyleshire, sir."
"And do you not f'ear to travel alone, with on
your wallet well filled, I doubt not, with Eng- yc
lish gold." su
"Not quite alone," the brave Highlander yo
replied, drawing his dirk ; "for there's a real co
Scotch blade that never failed me yet; and T1
here, too, is as fine a dog as ever roamed ge
Highlands or Lowlands." of
"A noble fellow, indeed; but is that really ha
a true Scotch blade ?" inquired the gentleman, fu,
as lie approached still nearer, to examine it. i
" Sure, man, it is; take it in your hand," co
said the unsuspecting drover, as he gave it to m;
the stranger, who, as he walked along, exam- an
ined its curious workmanship with apparently th
great interest. Watching his opportunity, the br
gentlemanly highwayman plunged the dagger dc
into the neck of the dog beside him, and at he
the same instant sprang upon the astonished kc
Duncan, threw him on the ground, and plant.
ing his knees upon his breast, held him firm- w
ly by the throat." cO
" Now," crir-d the robber, " give upon your af
money, or I'll take both your money and your pC
life;" adding, with cruel sarcasm, "you see
how even a Highlander may be outwitted." fo
Poor fellow, lie was in a fix. His faithful sa
dog had expired without a groan, and his w
trusty steel was now in an assassin's hand. It
was all the work of a moment. Seeing no i
possible alternative, lie very reluctantly gave
up his gold, and was suffered to arise, the fe
highw.yman still holding hii fast. of
" Whiod believe," said the crest-fallen Scot,
"that such a man as I, with such a dog, and
with that good blade, could have been robbed as
by an Englishian."
"Don't give yourself any uneasiness on that
score, old fellow," resorted the robber ; " for i
your are not the first one of your countrymen
that have made nmy acqjuaintance. Besides, j,
I always give them a mark to remember me
At the same time lie diew hi sword, ar.d
leading him to the stump of a decnyed old
oak near by. bade him lay his hand thereupon.
Now, the idea of losing this useful and imi.
portant niember, and especially by such an
-imn'edssarv'iid ne. seieiille ain'utaitui 'as
peculiarly disagreeable to the worthy Oeotch
man. A bright thought just then suggested
itself to his minmd. Without saying a word,
he did as L.e was ordered. anl very meekly
placimg als hand on the sti m p, eanl mly awataol
the blow. The robber drew himself up to his
full lengith. and lifting his swurd hiIi ii int
air, brought it down with a thundering stroke.
But the cunning llighiloandeIr at th:t very Ii-d
stant, had slipped aside his hand, and whi!e
the enrage.1 E glishnman was vainly trying to t
witimdraw the ilade from the woo-l into which
it had deeply penetrated, lie rushed upon hin,
and locking i his sinmewr ar:ni5 about the rub.
bier's waist, humrled him down, and held lhhn
with as fieree a gipei a.s Roderick held Fitzt
Jamnes at (.Coiantogle F.ord.t
" Now, gmaat $:u enn, hohil thinme own!
No miaiden's band is r.nne thee thirewn!
That dlesperate gra.-p thy Ir:i ne nmiiaht feel h
Through bars of braiss anmd triple~ ,teel."
The brave Duncan soon had his foe coin
pletely in his pow)er; but he would nout take
his life. lHe, however, securely bound him,
took his purse again, in spite of thme imipotent
hreats and curses of the robber, and. hasten
ed back to the house of the mi-arest inagistrate, a
There he informecd the I ohice where th~ey Ih
iight find "a rogue tha4 richly deserved the P
It is unmnecessary to a-Id that the lhonest "
lherdsnman received ample jastice, and the si
highiwayimani soon after incurre~d the punish
menut due his~ cries. t
Tini: Powvi On or Ibaa-r Lourrii:n.-The Ii
following incident cornes to us thoroughly ii
athnticated, although we are not at liberty di
to pubhialh anuy names: A ,-hort time sinice, ti
two individuals in this city were I) ing ini one b:
room very sick. one with brain fever aind the ei
other with ana aggravattd casee of mumps. e
They were so low that watchers wer-e needed jr
erv y night, and it was thought dotubtful if it
the one sick with fever re~covered. A gentle- ri
m.n was engaged to wateh onc iiht, his du- ei
ty beinmg to wak the ::o'e whenever it be- .N
camne receaairy to admni iiter medicine. In
the course of the mi;ht both watcher and al
nut se fe.ll a-h ep. The man with the imumtips bi
hiy watchinmg the cekk and saw that it w:.s
timei to give the fever-patient his potion. Hie ai
was uable to .eak aloudJ or to miove any tL:
pirtionm of his body except his arms, but, se-iz- a:
ing a pilloiw, he ma~naged to strike the watch- o1
er ini the faice with it. Thus suddenly awa- tlI
kened, the watcht r, .siranng froum his seat fal
lng to the floor, and awakening both the e:
nurse anal the fever I atient. The inidlent is
strc'k both the sick men as v~ery ludicrous,
ad they hanghed mnoht heartily at it for fif- he
teenu or twenty miintes. Wh~en the doctor dII
icame ini th~e mornming, he found his patienits yu
vastly imprjiove--said he had niever knw vt
so suddeon a turn for the bettb r-.and theiy arec
now both out and n'ell. Who says laughter
i not the best of mnediciiis 1--New llaveii ru
P aladiuim. -hui
' " Si) yon are ging~ to teach a schmool,"
sad a young lady tio her obil maiden aunt.
SWell, ftir my par t, sooner than do that, I
wouldl marry a widiower with nine children." l
"~ I should prefer that life'miyse'lf," was the er
quiet reply ; "but-.where is the wvidower ?"
3- hr is, living in the city of Phila- th
ephia, a widow wvomani who has twenty-one is
children. She h:.s never lost oiie. They are
all tunmarried ; and not onie ever spenat a aight
away from honie. She says, if~ one of themu C<
is absenat at a mieal, she iises huimi terribly, mn
:' Fra:.k, where have youa beeni? Yout.
are ini a perfect glow."
Oltmye been playing at an old gamne--cha. .T:
.:..,.g a 'tUlCsntut Street." ~Y
Amusing Love Aflinir.
The London correspondent of the New Or'
ins Delta relates the following:
A good sell is related of a wealthy banker v
re, who is very good natured, but is in- t
ned tu be a trifle fist in his views of life. C
had a favorite clerk, a young man, abouti
enty-one, remarkably handsome, modest t
a highly intellectual. For these qualitics, T
was liked by every one, and the banker
1 not escape the general feeling of good will. c
The banker,-on Sunds.y afternoon, when no
e was expected, would occasionally ask the
ung man to visit his young family at his a
burban villa, as the conversation of the c
ung man was so correct and so clever, it t
uld not but be of advantage to his children. 1
iis was a mistake evidently, but it was a
od natured error, and we can only wish, all
us, that there were more committed. I I
ve not mentioned that there was a beauti- t
daughter, of nineteen summers; but that I
ly always be understood. There were, of
urse, no attentions on the part of the young
in, other than extremely delicate, reserved
d proper. The youth in spite -f two or
rce days' invitation to the banker's seat to t
cathe fresh air and clear his lungs of Lon- I
1n smoke, was evidently very ill, and though a
declared himself well and robust, the ban- i
r shook his head.
" I cannot make out what is the matter
th my young clerk-," said the banker to a <
fifrcre, who was in his back oflice with him, L
er the youth had just brought in some pa
Well, you are rather green, I should say,
e a man of your time of life and experience,"
id banker number two. " Don't you know
at's the matter 7 Ie's in love."
" it love ! Ile is modestly and propriety
"I tell you it is a fact, and with a rich old
low's daughter, who would no miore think
having him for a s'or-in-law than 3ou
"Oh, the laughty old foil ! My clerk iF.
gooid as his daughter, and be hraniged to
m! Thank you for the ihint."
As soon as the banker nonlir two had
sappeared, the clerk was 'alled in.
So, sir, you are in love, and pitiing away
r the object of Your alflecl ion-t hiat's yoIurl
ciC u teriii ipon iis knee-, aiti was up
I the 1:oint of making a cer breast of it,
en the old man rose and lelt prtcipita:ely,
, avoid a scene. The voni m111an consi.d, red
.d acted, and the con' qunence was that the
-xt day week there was no dauighter at the
liner table of thre l.nker at the country
,use. The house was in ccunsterna!ion, and
ie zearch made fir her in all directions. A
Ate, however, was found on her dres.ing ta
e, conveying the citaryiNV pirayel f*or fur
veess, and a note, enclo.-ed from the voun(,tr
rk, stauting th.at, b.elieaing t he banker meanot
~ive hima a hint with regrd to his dlaugh
r. aiad wa' not able to give his public con
n, owing toi nappearnances, he had actedl on
aown suggemrstionr, and that ere " his father
-lawn had received the letter, lie (the
ek) would be his son-in-law.
A smart Woimn.
A nice, respected lady, not a thouscaud miles
*vay, had long noicd to her dismary, that
raworser halh" was growing foolishly sus
eos and jealous of her. Sonie evenings
ece, as he was leaving, she told him he mced
> hurry hack--she would not, be lonely
u wished her dueky to enjoy himself, ke.,
c. Benedict smelt inveritable ": mice" undtr
e hypocrisy, aind resolved to he avenged.
bout eight o'e!oek, " an indiwidual" about
.s size igjht have been seen cauti'ously creep-)
galong to the door, and noiselessly 1cene
et peeped in. .J ust ais he expected, there
e were-a pair of hoots-a coait on the
ck of a chair, and a hat on the table. Ben
lt shivdred like art aspen leaf as he .soopi
, pulled off~ his boots, andi (drew aisto
uom his coat pocket, with "i'resolutiont lush
g fromi his~ ey e," he miade trrlk fhr the bcd
aom. There hre was, krneeinrg at thre bedside,
>it and vegi o!l, aid his head on the jpillow.
.isrtble vilriin li~s tine had come.
"Sary your prayers, villint, your time is
trt!' and a 11aht aind report told that the
llet haid sped on its fatal mis-ton.
" Help!I murder ! waitch ! oh, is thal you ?"
id madamne l~opped her lr tle head up fromt
.e foot of the bed. Beunedict seized the body,
id it ws-a miscellaneous collection of
d coats, vests, pilbows, hanmrdlerchaiefs, and
e like, mnrade tip for the occasiont!
" I say, dear, what does atll this mean ''
:elaiied the husband, with ai blank, shieep
"Well, dear," repalied the wife. " I did get
nely, alter all1, and just antusedlt myself byv
'essitg up that puppet, and mnal:ing believe
m were :.t hiome. I'mi sire I aidn't think
m would suspect "
" There, thtere," said the chagrineid htusband,
eay nto moure about it. I thottght it wats a
!hbor d;u deacreatutre, lim so glad it diidn't
v oui.' Be.nediet repeartedl : Now lay tie,''
, atd wenit to betd, resolved tnot to watch
yimore at pr~eent.
He who is paissionaite and hasty is genteral
honest. It is your old, dissetmbling hypo
it o whom you shoutld be ware. There's
deception itn a bull-dog ;it is only the cur
at stneaks up and bites yaou when your back
he fulluwinig note, snays the Mariotn (Ala.)
,monwelth, wrts lately rceivedI by a gn
m in this place, from his overseer:
Detar lyoetor: Please setnd mec by the boy,
pair of trauce chairse, and twit door hiiges,
.e had twitns bast night-also two padlocks.
A vast difference is made iii the sum of a
iappiness one enjoys, by the spirit with.
vhich he meets the e Vents of life. You may
ake two individuals whose condition and cir:I1
:umstances are very much alike ; one of whom
s of a cheerful, the other of a melancholy
emperament. One hopes for the best, and
nakes the best of whatever comes along.
['he other is filled with fearful apprehensionsi.
if the future, looks on the dark side of the
resent, and broods over the ills of the past,
L'he consequence is, that the former is almost
Iways happy, the other as uniformly wretch
d. One makes those around him happy, and1
hereby contributes much to their welfare,
rhile tlie other greatly detracts from the
>leasure of his associates.
Trouble we all have, and must expect to
iave. It is the human lot. " Man is borni
o trouble as the sparks fly upward. In the
vorld, ye shall have tribulation." It is inci
lental to our condition in this fallen state.
!tnd the question is, shall we make the most
>r the least of it? This is a question very,
nuch for our own choice. True, constitn
ional temperament has much to do with it,
ut not near so much as the habits which we
roluntarily form. Our disposition in this as'
n other respects may be greatly affected,
,ven completely changed, by our own course.
Consider, then, that a great part of the ills
>f life are imaginary. Persons worry about
i multitude of events that never transpire.
[hey fear that they will come, but they do
iot; io all that trouble was useless. Can we
ot trust God? If we do our duty we are
iot responsible for results. Our lives and
he lives of our friends, our property, all our
arious circumstances, are under His Provi
lence. We ought to rest with confidence on
Consider again, that much of what we es
tertl evil is but apparent. It may be a real,
'ositive good, though at the time inisappre
jended. It may be a necessary and whole
.ome1 discipline, through which we are pass
ng, and so a light and transient ailliction
>pening the way to an unspeakable weight ofr
;lory. The little child grieves over many
things in his lot which he afterwards sees
were inist judicious and salutary. So, too,.
vith children of a larger growth. Few have
-. cred mor- trail t -n-1
we broid over it, imagiiify its evils, disregard
its al,viiatiois, we greatly enhance the evil.
it if we put the most favorable con.struction
up.n it, thinik how ,ueh worse it might have
been, what, there is yet left fur us ; and es
pecially make it. the icea.-ion of leading us to
Atr true refuge, what otherwise miight have
been a .avor of death unto death, may become
A savol of litfe unto ife.
Not that we are to lie inewnsible to calani.
ity and aillietion ; this would be doing vio.
lece to the nature God! has given us. It is
our duty to exercise pru~deceC and forecast;
tbe heart mayi be mehled un.'er the allotments
of Providencee, atal we may be keenly sensi
bl of the losse< we 5ustain. All this is eon
sistent with Chisitian ma liness, and was il
lu.st rated in the lifej ul .Jesus. Yet, in the
midslt of all, it i.s our privilege andl duty to
ma~ntainm a cheerful confidence in God, har e
tht. hope wLieh is an anchor of the soul, sure
and dteadtfast, and suffer no casential hartm.
Keep in good humor. It is not great ca
lamities that embitter existence ; it is the
petty vexations, the small jealousies, the lit
tle disapp1ointm~ents, thme minor mieries, that
make the heart heavy and the temper sour.
Don't let t!.em. A.ger is a J.ure wa.,te ofC
vitality ; it is always foolish:, anid always dlis
graceful, except in some very rare eases,
when it is kinidled by seeing wronmg done to
another ; amnd eveni that, :.oble rage seldom
nimends the matte ir. Keuep in good humor!
No man does his Iest except when he is
cheerful. A light heart makes nimble limbs,
and keeps t I.e mind1, free anid alert. No mis
frtune is so great as one that, sours the tem
per. L'ntil cheerfulness is lost, nothing is
lost ! Keep in good kumior !
The company of a good-natured man is a
perpetual feast ; he is welconmed every where
eyes glisten at his approach, and difficulties
vanish in his prsece. Franklin's indomita
ble good humor did as much for his country
in the old Congress ais Adam's fire or Jetffer
eon's wisdom ; he clothed wisdom with smiilesm,
md softened contentious ominds into acquies.
enmce. Keep in good hunmor !
A good conscience, a .ound stomiach, a clean
.kinm, are thme elements of good humor. Get
Lhemn, aiid keep them, and-be sure to keep
n good humor.
The father who plunges into business so
leeply that he ha:s no leisure for domestic
luties and leas:ures, and whose only inter
ourse with his children consists in a brief
word of authority, or a surly lamentation
ver their intolerable expensiveness, is equal
y to be pitied and to be blamed. What right
1as he to devote to other pursuits the time
Ahiih God lhas allotted to his children?7 Nori
s it an excuse to say~ that he cannot support1
s family in t heir presenit style of living with
mt this effort. I ask by what rigbt can his
amily demand to live in a manner which re
juires himi to neglect his uiost solemn and
mportant duties ? Nor is it an excuse to say
:bat he wishes to leave theta a competence.1
[s he under obligationi to leave them that
ompetnce which he desires ? Is it an ad
rntage to be relieved fromi the necessity of
ebor ? Resides, is money the only desirable
>equest which a father ca, leave to his chil
ren ? Surely, cultivated intellects ; hearts
ensible to domestic affection; the love of pa
ents and( brethren and. sisters; a taste for
6nd industry; hatred of vice and vicious men;
nd a lively sensibility to their excellence of
irtue, are as valuable a legacy as an inheri
ance of property-simple property, purchased
iy the loss of every habit which would ran
ler that property a blessing.
ATTEXD TO YOUR SIGWr.-Sir David Brews.
er, in the North British Review, says that no
opinion is more common, and certainly none
a more incorrect, than that it is prudent to
6void the use of artificial help to the eyes so
ong as they are not absolutely indispensable.
L'he human eye is too delicate a structure to
)ear continued strain without injury; and the
rue rule is to commence the use of glasses
i soon as we can see better with them than
without them, and always employ such as
ill render vision most comfortable and
>leasant. The spectacles habitually used for
>rdinary purposes may not be adequate to
ertain occasional demands, such as reading
rery fine print, examining maps, &c. To
neet these cases, a hand reading-glu, two
uld a half inches in diameter, to be used in
:onjunction with the spectacles, and never
Oithout them, is strongly recommended. A
imilar use of the reading-glass is also recom
o short-sighted persons, in conjunction with
;he concave spectacles, when examining mi
MONTGOMERY, TnE PaOyISIoSAL CAPITAL
)F TrE NEW CONFEDERAc.-The city of Mont
gomery, the capital of Alabama, has assumed
mch sudden importance as the provisional
apital of the Southern Confederacy, and the
eat of the federal operations of the new gov
rnment, that a brief sketch of it will naturally
)e interesting at the present moment. It is
ituated on the left bank of the Alabama river,
131 miles by water from Mobile, and is 839
niles from Washington, D. C. It is the see
ud city in the State in respect to trade and
opulation, and is one of the most flourishing
nland towns of the Southern States, possess
ug great facilities for comnmunication with
le surrounding country. Fur steamboat nav
gation, the Alabama river is one of the best
in the Union, the largest steamers ascending
to the city from Mobile. The city is also the
estern termination of the Montgomery and
West Point Railroad. It contains several ex
tensive iron foundries, mills, factories, larg'e
Sumtur MKIWAcNruIX PaCTrue.-The New
York Evenini Post relates the following:
It is said that a -certain New York uer
bant recentty foun.1 himelf in possession of
a qunintity of lien wrnppers of very good
piulity, but so short that no huian being, not
eveni an Esquimiaux, could wear them with
Lomnfort. How to dispo.e of them to adeu
tage was a question diflicult of solution ; but
his wits were egnual to the emergency, and he
hit upo the following plan : Id ent a stra n
ger to a certain retail stor:, with instructions
to inquire fur slhort linen wrappjers. The mier
Lhanst could1 not supply him, and the stranger
iqred where he could find the artic'..
Next day another stranger was dispatched oni
the samne mission. and the next day another.
and so on until thme retail merchant became
convinced that there was an extraordinary do
mand foir short linen wrappers, andu b~egan to
look about for a supply. He did not succeed
until he came to the establishment of the mser
chant first mentionied, where he bought the
entire lot. It is hardly necessary to add that
there has been no d'enmnd for the article since.
T us GtaTr " S~umv" C Twrww~Ar.-Hall's
Journal of Health has the following, which
"speaks f.ur itself:"
DsAIL Docron: I will be one hundred and
eventy-fire years old next October. For
ninety-four years I ha.e beens an invalid,
unable to move except when stirred with
a lever. But a year ago last Th'ursdluy
I heard of the Granicular Sirup. I boughtu
bottle, smelt of the cork, and found myselfn
new moan. I can now run twelve and a hal,
miles an hour, and throw nius teen double
somersets without stippitng.
P. 5.--A little of your Alicumnstone Salve,
applied to a wooden leg, reduced a c'mnpound~
fracture in nineteen minutes, and is now cov
ering the limb with a fresh cuticle of white
gum pine bark.
One of the curious facts revealed by the
publication of the Custom House table is, that
there was imported into the country last year
300,000 pounds of opium. Of this amount,
it is estimated from reliable data that not
more than one-tenth is used for medical pur
poses. The habit of eatinig opiutm is known
to be spreading rapidly anmong lawyers, doe
tors, clergymen, and literary men, and enor
mous quantities are used by the mnanufactu
rers of those poisonous liquids which are dealt
ut in drinks in the saloons and groceries that
infest every city and village in the country.
THE Comle'r OF SNI.ILs.-A party of ne
roes in Ithica, New York, recently decided
o have a ball. It took place about six miles
yut of the city, and they engaged a splendid
six-horse team to take them to the spot. The
>wnr of the team, a well-known white livery
itable keeper of Ithics, not wishing to intrust
ais team to the care of any one else, resolved
o drive it hinself. After the ball was opened
ue of the darkey managers politely invited
he gentleman to go ini as a spectator if he
?leased, and he did so. After a while, the
egroes becoming aroused by the dance, the
>dor of the room became slightly objectiona
,le. As the ball progressed; the aroma be
ame stronger and stronger, until he concin
led to leave. Just at that moment bo saw a
lumber of darkies in consultation, and one of
hems approached him with much politeness,
sd informed him that the ladies requested
hat- he should leave the roomn. The darkey
stated that he regretted to make the request,
a that the ladies insisted, because, they said
-he smelt too much of tha-atablef
The owners of one of the vessels seized at
Savannah, by Gov. Brown, having applied to s
the Governor 9f New York, asking what they
were to do in the premises, that functionary r
replied as follows: a
STATE or NEw Yoar, EXUOUTIVE DE'xNT, ]
ALDAr. Feb. 9, 1861. f,
GENTLEMN: I received this morning a C
telegraphic despatch from you, stating that 3
your " bark Adjuster had been seized in Sa. t
vannah by order of the Government of Geor- 8
gia, on account of arms detained in New 11
York," and asking to be informed " how to a
proceed under the circumstances, in order to e
avoid loss and detention." I at once replied i
that I would write you by mail. In answer 1
to your inquiry, I can only say that your I
remedy is through the United States Courts, e
or, if you so elect, through the Courts of the
State of Gebrgia, within whose limits the I
offence of which you complain is stated to u
have been committed. In a case of this kind t4
the Executive authority of New York can I
render you no assistance, for the obvious 9
reason that no law of this State has been in
fringed, and because the wrong was not perpe. t
trated within its jurisdiction. If, as you e
state, officials or citizens of Georgia have de. d
tained your vessel as a measure of retaliation I
for the alleged seizure of certain arms by the C
officers of the Police of New York, the tri- l
bunals of that State, or of the United States, g
it must be presumed, will determine. the act as b
entirely unjustifiable, and will afford you am a
ple redress for any loss by detention or other. i1
wise which you may suffer. If your vessel is
delayed for any other reason than the one i
suspected by you, it is but fair to assume that t,
the Courts of Savannah will examine into the f
facts with that impartiality which should a
characterize all judicial proceedings. It is t]
but proper to add, that if the detention of a
the Adjuster is the deliberate act of the con
stituted authorities of Georgia, it is equally
unjustifiable, and there can be no doubt that,
no distant day, the Federal authorities will
obtain full reparation for you for any damages a
you may snstain ; if not, then the General
Government itself, which owes you protection
in return for your allegiance, is thereby under
the fullest obligation to indemnify you.
Very respectfully, yours.
Royal Ilighness the Prince of Wales met with
in that country. I am quite sure there is no
one in this country who would view without
interest and regret the disruption of a com
munity, whichi, under various disadvatntages,
has procured for its people a pr:sperity al
most uipaalleled, and a personal liberty and
freedom only inferior--for I think it i., intfrior
-to thL enjoyed in this country. But you
cannot look at this threatened disruption
without inquiring to a certain extent its effects
upon this country. A quarrel between the
North and the Sth can only Aesult in the
first instance in consequences the most disas
trous to the interests of the South ; and un
fortunamtely it happens-I trust it will not long
be the case-that wo have beena for too many
years looking too munch and too exclusively
to that country for our Cotton. This crisis,
therefore, will ntot be without advantage to
thtis country if it leads those who are most
deeply interested--for I do not think it is a
question in which the Governmuent ought to
interfere-to) a serious consideratio~n of the
best meaans for pronotinag, on their own be
half, a supply of' Cotton from other places.
Tm : C ,mA a. Rae a s Con Mrr-r City
vmoa B.oa.-Judge Edmnonds delivered a
lecture la~st night, before the Central Rlepubli
can Committee, at lIope Chapel. II s theme
was the presenat ditliculties of the Amricana
peple and lhe concluded that it was better
that the two sections should separate. lie
would not coeree the South, but let it go in
At the conclusion of his remnarks, the Pres
ident of the meetinig, Mr. E. lehdi..Id Smnitth,
took occasiona to re'pudiate such conaeiliattory
sentiments. IHe said:
"If this Government had been truly lion
et and patriotic, secCssion would have been I
confined to South Carolina. Thme horder States
were for the Union. ie believed in taking I
back those forts necessary for our foreign de- a
fences [chmeers), and leaving the others alone, I
collecting the revenue under the system of .
Gen. Jackson. [fLoudl cheers.] Let the Gov- I
ernent mind its own business, and sustain
the flag of the country. [Repeated cheers.]
It was a disgrace to .sepamrate the Unaion with
out war. If. the worst should come to the I
worst, he would unfurl the stars and stripe:.
and make the Southern States do as our jbre- I
fathers did-gain their independence by shed. I
ding their blood. [Tremendous and repeated I
cheers. Three cheers for the star spangle f
Smith is the bloodiest-minded fellow the
Republicans have yet produced. He ought to
go down and relieve Fort Sumter.-N. Y.
A rather bold scheme has lately been orig- I
iated in England. The project is no less
than that of replacing the nsine thousand tons
of coal now consumed daily in London, by gas,
which is to be made at the coal-field, and con
veyed in an enormous main, three hundred
miles, to the great metropolis. The practica- a
bility and advantages of using gas for cook
ing and oth.er domestic purposes are now ful
CnEIIT.IE -rO Paixn~as.-Thae Missouri =a
Legislature recently adopted a resolution that b
the public printing be done by convicts, but S
the resolution fell still-born from the table, v
because it was ascertained that of all the tV
criminals in the penitentiary not one was al e
. :. n..r ' Ia
xne souuciU um- -,
Were we to venture a prediction, we would
Ly that we here have the germ of a Repub.
c which history, at no far distant day, will
.eurd as the most powerful and wealthy of
ncient and modern times. It will grow, and
int too, rapidly, by additions from the Nor'h,
-on the South, and fromn the West. Its
overnment, purged of every notion of con
lidation, no State will hesitate to take shel
r under its wings from any fear of losing its
vereignty. Thu burdens of that Govern
ent will be light. It will be administered
ncording to the Southern idea. In the ex
reise of its powers it will be confined within
e legitimate sphere of the Constitution. It
ill not be used as an engine of corruption.
will not be used as an instruient of exe
eting those projects which belong only to
tate governments or individual enterprise.
will build no rail roads and canals. It will
ndertake to build up no manufacturing in
rests at the expense of other interests.
[ence its burdens will* be light, and conse
uently the trade will be nearly or quite free.
Capital, which has for the last three-quar
irs of a century been aggregating in North.
rn cities, will begin to turn Southward. By
egrees, the trade of Boston, New York and
hiladelphia will decrease, whilst that of
harleston, Savannah, Mobile and New Or
ans will proportionately increase. hnmi
ration will also turn thitherward. The North
as lost, irrevocably lost, we fear, her largest
ad best customer. Our future we maj read
the past of Canada. Negro sympathy,
hich has of late been so active with us, will,
a few months more, be like a tale that is
Ud. We shall hear no more of slavery in
ie South than we now hear of it in Cuba
d Russia. From New England, at least,
ie scepter of empire has departed forever,
ad that through the fully of her own sons.
angor (Me.) Union.
A Desperado Burnt.
We learn from the Hamilton (Ga.) Enter
rise, that on the morning of the 4th - inst.,
bout three hours before day the dwelling of
[r. Lac N. Middlebrooks in Harris county,
'as entered in his absence by an unkmown
erson by battering down the door with an
e. Mrs. Middlebrooks and three small
Ildron w..re alnnn in tho hanso.. The noise
en-tlie only persous on the prenises ex
ept Mrs. M. and her children-being aroused
y her cries, caine to her relief, and the fiend
ecoming frightened, be.t a basty retreat.
The alarnn was immediately given in the
eighborhood, and the lady being questioned
-t to the identity of the perpetrator of the
led, stated that she believed it to be a negro
aedw George, the property of Mr. Abel
elson, Sr., and who was hired by Mr. John
didldlebrooks. Dogms having been procured,
hie track was pursued to a nei;hboring house
vhere the boy Georve had I wife and thence
o the residence of Mr. John Middlebron~ks.
Jder .these circunmstannces, it was thought
nAvable to arre~st the negro, which was -done,
nd after an investigation before a Justice of
he Peace. be was duly committedl, and placed
n the jail of Harris counnty to await is trial
Lt the April termn of the Superior Court.
The boldniess of the atrocity so incensed
Ihe people of the neighborhood that thney
:.,Idl not conntennt thnemselves with the laW's
ely, amnd onn Monday la~t they aesemnbled in
narge nunmbers at Hamilton, broke into thne
al and took the negro therefromn and car
id him abou'. two miles in the country,
hlere they fastened himu to a .-take and burnt
Ex- Secretary Thlomp~so~n concluded his
peech, at Oxford Miss., as follows:
" But, my friends, Mis-issippi has acted.
ine hnas reunmed~ all thne pnowers heretofore
lelegated to thne United States. Shne assumes
Low to be a soveregn, inidependent State.
Ine is now engnaged with .-ther neceded States
n forming a new Cn-'ederacy. May God
end hner prosperity and happiness. But sup
nose an ellart s.hould be umade to coerce Mis
imsippi by force of aim' to return to her for
nr positioin in the Union 7 Supnpo.-e the
ucatinl of A frican slavery should be for the
resent waived, and the question should be
aised of muakinig sl.ves of onr white meni lgv
Ic sword and bayonet ? What then is to be
-our feeling and p)urpose anid mine? I speak
.r myslf, and I verily believe you will re
cho the sentiments : That sooner than Mis
issipi should annul her late ordinance of
ecession anid return to her former position in
he old Union, at the mouth of the cannon, I
r-ould prefer to see Mississippi, with all her
brave sons and fair daughters, and her rich
lelds, sni to the bottom of the deep sea, and
Ler name blotted from the map of the earth
The young King Francis Sec-onid, is by ro
means a coward, but seenns to possess quali
ies that have invested the old knighterrantry
dith its charms. Walkiug in the streets of
laeta, unanttended, lhe wits met by a man who
iresen~ted a pistol anid announaced his inten
io of shooting hnimn. "~ Be carefunl of your
.inm, frind," said tihe King, folding hie arms,
for if you nmisms fire, I will have you shot in
h morning." Overcom, by such bravery,
e man threw himself at the feet of Francis,
d craved a pardo'n, which was granted.
CoPYwRon-r.-Some enterprising individual
might make a fortune by reprinting Northern
pyrighted works at the South. We depend
Imost wisolly upon the North for our
ooks, and there is nothing now to prevent
onthern publishers from pirating Northern
!orks, as the Northern p'ablishers have pira
ad from the English. Any one disposed to
inbark in the businem should do so imamedi
Le.ly, inadamnc of sny couvright law.
tion of his Friends.
The Washington corresponldent of the New
York Expren writes:
" The mortiflention of the R.-publlienns at
Mr. Lincoln's recent speeches increasem with
every fresh emanation fron the 'reidentiA
tripod. They begin when it is too late to re
alize the truth of the allegations of the Union
men of Ilinois as to the incompetency of
Lincoln fur the Presidency. During the can
vazs, his supporters appealed triumphantly to
his published speeches as proof of his abi'i.
t. It now appears, as suspected at the time,
that these speeches were carefully prepared
by Mr. Judd and other friends of Mr. Lincoln,
revised and re-revised, polished and w ritten,
to such a degree that they hio hetrd ih 'a
on the stump could not recognize them in
print. This was a part of the game of de
ception played by the Republicans upon the
people, to fuist a man upon the country for
its chief magistrate who was never rt garded,
by his most intimate acquaintances, as any
thing more than a jocose, cunning, country
politician. I am assured by those who know
him well, that a more illiterate man it would
be difficult to find, even among the se'f-made
lawyers of Illinuis. His chief characteristic
is an immense " gift of gab," and a wonder.
ful command of language, unaccompanied by
a corresponding copiousness of ideas. TI.e
election of such a man at such a crisis is un.
doubtedly the greatest evil that has ever Be.
fallen this country. But the mischief is done,
and the only relief for the American people
is to shorten sail, caulk the hatches, put in
the dead-lights, send down the topmasts, and
prepare for a hurricane.
SoVTrza.V'NAvY.-Among the subjects
which will engage the early attention of the
Southern Confederacy is the establishment of
a Navy. It is fortunate for them that, in ma
king this start, they have before them the
exp~rience of the world as to the best mode
f constru::tion, equipment and armament of
ships-of-war. Great Britain has been put to
enormous expense, first, in changing her sail
ing veelis to steam vessels, and next, in the
adoption of a defensive armor for ships which
the inventive genius of Louis Napoleon has
i..t accomplished, and which rendeis one
ship r-anal to a dnom nf the same size not
same class unpL-oviucu ..
it would be wore than equal to the largest
squadron the United States ever had in the
Gutf. vne or two of tbesc iron-plated fii
;ate.<, ae~d a few iro::-plated gunboats, ougl.t
tu be Luilt by the new Government as soon
-A posible.-Richnond Dispatch.
EXPorT DcTY ON (orros.-rih. paicy of
s1 export duty on Cott.m, whieb is said to be
Contttephilted by the Congr'ss of the Confed
eration South, is mtiisappr.hended in its r
i.:ets by the N>rthern press. They suppet
'hat it will 1ali .t- 'l imr.< bit the phante-.
Whether it will f.111 on the planter or the man
nfactur'hr will depend on the state of the mar
het. if there shosuld be ::n asccss in the sup
ply, the duty would hasve to be pasid by the
alhnter. If on the contrary, there is a defi
ciency in the supply, tho duty would have to
be paid by the masnafactuarer. Under any
state of circumstances it would be an injudi
eions tax, and i.s almost universally discarded
i:, the fiscal econ'omy of St.ste.--Charleston
A Tartass CouacN v 55 RgArLtsIs.
iowasrd Paul, just before he last went to Eu
rpe, being asked by a soci, ty ..f youtng ma -n
in 2ew York to contribute money toward "a
fund fur promoting paremeditaited or extempo
raneouis .epeaking'~," de clined, an~d amnong his
reasonas for to doi ag s: id1, " Ga~b is the fatal
epidemic of lt--pub'li' . What distracted
Greece ? Gab! Whntflctionised Rome? GabI
Anarhised France ? Cab!' The etersa pno
pesity of gabbing upon all occasions and at
all times is the curse of the country."
Tuai " Kiss.ts F~suntx'' HORnOR A Swas
a:.i.-It appears, by the i::y v 'a orth (Kan
sas) Ieraldd, of February 10th, t':at the heart
rending stories of " fifty thous.-nd stargng
people in Kansas," "cattle and hogs starving
to death," " women and children perishing for
want of money and means," etc., etc., js a
-' gigantic swindle," and the erald, in a
column of facts and specifications, argues that
tse real object of the money and provisions
obtained from the East is to influence votes
in favor of Geni. Po.nseray, the leader in this
movement, who is up for ollice. Such is the
Ierll.s statemenst, and that paper r,-pie.1te it
and chiallensges dlenial.
TuE REAu. SUFFEREss.-The New York
correspondent of the Philadelphia 1.edg'er. in
speaking~ .f the eri,.is, says:
" The severest sufferers are those who at
tract the least attention and make the least
noi.e in the world. I mean the poor work
ing girls, employed in book binderies, prin
ting establishments, type founderies, straw
goods mianufaactories and wholesale and ready
mand.. clothing shops. Thoussands and thous
ands of these during the past fortnight, have
been working on half tinme ; now they have
no work at all.'
A 8Srsios A'r . PuLmli.PHns BAL..
Quite a sensation was cre ste d, a few eve
nings since, at a private fancy-dress ball in
consequence of a young lady, appearing in a
dress representing the State of South Carolina.
She had on a white satin dress, on which pal.
met leaves were sewn. Her head-dress had
a single star in the centre, and she carried in
her hand afac simile of the State flag adop
ted by South Carolina.--Philadephia lInquirer.
Nouonv Hua-r.-One hundred failures tooc
place on the 9th inst., in th - city of New York.
Many of these fallen houses were of high
caracter and long standing.