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CINCINNATI DAILY PRESS
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HBNUY UlClCt) & CO..,
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OIHOiNU ATI DAILY Pit RSI 1l delivered to
.Bhralbm In Cincinnati, Oorlngton and
- torronadlng eltlea and towns, Ml (
beeitreai.ly low priosof i I ,
6MTJBN CBNTH -A WJKEK,, f
nruu to thi oabbibb.
Fates of lttit.nrs. Single pli, 9 eenta; on
' "JiT a-V.''-'.-?'.."' 5"f
Farewell Benefit, and aitlrely the latt night
but on nf "
Mr. and II ri. BARNEY WILLIAMS.
FBITtAY KVFNtNO, Not. 10, teoond night of
the tucceesful Biirlpxiiin of
PBIMCN O O t, O It O 8 O ;
Or, Til Maoio Jona.
Prince Dulnroeo.- ... Mrs. Birney Williams.
Previous to which thf lannhnlil. Comedietta of
PATIKNDB AND I'ltliDKNOK.
Patience, with Song Mrt. Btrney William,.
To ba tbllowrd lth tha Farre nf
THH IKI8H TUTOR. ' ' -
T"TT7?.'!,'r,ie' O'toolo, with Swig. Mr. Bar
Fa. da Deux. ...-..... By tha Oar Sbtera.
To conclude ailb Hie tirst act of
, , . BRIAN O'l.lNN.
B&n,,'JrntTlthJs"nf' ' Bff Wllltamt;
gheelah McOabe, Mrs. Barney Williams.
Notice Im Chakod. Doors open at M to 71
Pcrf .nnanre will commence at X past 7.
RATIONAL THEATETl JOHN BATES,
J. a Manager i J. U. IIanlit, Stage Manager.
BENEFIT OF MISS ANNCTTI INCB.
THT8 KVBNINb, NoTem'bof 80, first night of tha
MART STUABT, QUEER OF 8C0TLAND.
Vf ry Stuart, Queen of Brtiand, Mini Inoa ; Bobert
Dudley. Mr. Jtaud ; Melvilln, Mr. Rdwarda 1 Ella.
abeth, Qutea of England, Mias Howard. .
To eonclnde with the petite Comedy of
A MORNING CALL.
Mrj. Chllltnstcrae, Miss Inoe i Sir Edward Ardont,
Mr. lianley. .......
Doom oren at 7 o'clock. Tha performance com.
nencaa at IX o'clock. .
Tha National -Hotel, adjoining tha Th outer, la
now open for the reeeptlon of guest.. Rooms can
be obtained by day or week, and moals furnished at
fjnrjKCU'8 GREAT PAINTING,
ICE HEART OF THE AXDES I
It now on exhibition at PIKE'S OPEBA-DOUSE,
r From 9 A. M. to 8 P. M. and T to 9 P. M.
MITII &: NIXON'S
IH AMERICA. .
The pnWIc are respectfully informed that
MISS ADELINA PATH v
- ' . Will giro in tb.li oity
Two' Grand Operatic Concerts,
... . . -ON
Monday evening, December 3, trad Toes
day livening, December 4.
MlatADElIK A PATTI will ba aati.ted by tha
lollowiug distinguished Artists, from tha Academy
of Music, New York :
BIG, LOTTI, the talented yonng Tenor J .
810 E1T0HE BAB1 LI, the eminent Baritone!
BIG. NICOLA BARILI, the celebrated Baeso;
BIO. BlrWAOOIANTI, tho favorite Violoncellist.
M AUBIUB a'lHAJi.oauH.Director and Coo Juctor.
- a 7 .' !' i . '
rnooxAirmi or thi fibst sunn coKciur,
' MONDAY,' tICIMBEB I.. '' yr
.-.. , rial i. . . '..
I. -Otand Aria, from .' Barbier di BUlglia, '
(8oa Concert Book. No. 14) ........Bossrnl.
Bignor Ettohe Basili.
3 Bomania, from ' Martha," .....!otow.
. . i Bignor Lotti,
fc Caratina-" T.inda di Chamounix," ...Donllettl.
Miss ADEL1RA PATTI.
4. Aria, from " Dun ttiorannl," (sea Oonoert
. Book, lie. 40). .....MiIozart.
t . Bignor Rreoxi nVsgiM,,,, ... .
B. ntstamon BoreBade, HhnT.Ar,
Miss Adblima Patti.
Solo Plana MavaiGB UTEAKoaoH.
7. Tho foinoas Bbadow Bong, from the new ' ,
grand Opera, "Dinorab.," MoyeTbeer.'
-MlM Ajslina Vattu j. ,x
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8. Duetto, from. u Martha, "....,.........Flotow.
Bignor Lotti aud Bignor Nicola
. Qnsnt Amore, Duetto Bun "iKllxIr '
lrAmore" Adina and Dulcamara.,.. Donllietti.
Bung by Misa Aoiliha Patti and Ki rung Juabii.1.
(ae Concert Book, No. 89.) T
10. SMrtoGentil " La FaTorlta,".. ..Donizetti.
BlgnoT Lotti, (so Concert Book, No. 74 )
II. Solo Violoncello Bignor BiacAOCIANTl.
12. Jenny Llnd'a ramous Koho Bong Uerezonan.
Miss AnaiiNA Patti, (see Concert Book. No. 79 )
13. Duetto Buffo "Don Pajgualo,".......I)oniietti.
' Bignor tTKiu and 8 gnor Nioola Barili
11. Quartette lLuciadi Lammermoor'.Doulzettl.
Alias Aiulika Patti, Bignor Lorn, Bignor Eitobi
i and Bignor Nicou Bajuu.
Fntlre cbaage of programme each night.'
The price of admuuion ia Axed'at 01 1 to tha
Gallery at SO cen U. . '
Beats for either of tli two (rand Ooncerta can be
secured without extra charge, at the Music-store of
A. C. Peters A Bro., commenelng Saturday, Deoem
ber 1, at 0 A. M., and on tha erenlng of tha Con
cert, at the door.
NoTH-i.-f-Tv prevent confusion at tha door, those
who win to attend these Oencerta are reapeQtfuUy
reunested to purchase tickets during the day.
Doora open At 7) ; Concert to oommenoe at g.
Misa Adelina Paul's Orand Concert Book and
: Photograph .fug aaie at A. C, l'oters's. Price as
cents each. r noS4-e
JOHN TATVCBT8 FIRST PARTT OF
THli BKA80N At IIK.E'B OPKItA-UOUSE.
on MONDAY BVENINU, Decembers.
OonitiTTi of ABBAaHiNT8 Nelson Toang,
Chaa. Crary, John Yancey, Adam Cass.
'l.oo MANAor.Bg Frederick Fnchs, Charles A.
Meeta, 3eorg Bfiedeaback, Dr. Freatnaa, Chiorge
Broilh, Adam Cass, ('bailee Crary, L. Derrick, U.
Moore, Bamual LaenthaU, James Law lax, Join Ed
vlreas. Nelson Tovog.
lokata $1, admitting a gentleman and accom
panying -Jadiea.t A cuoTca.Cotilloo Bandwiil be in
attendance. " ' ' 1 V 0sl
sKOCTAI, REUNION. MESSRS. PHIL
LU'd A PALMEH will give a ..cit Ball at
Mearopolltaa. UU on. MONDAY, 1CVEN1N0, Do.
1-KJgITS 0W DQLtAB.
Floob MAMAaxaeCapt. A Mentor, D. Boala, B.
West, Lewis A. Allen, Frank Magg. B. Johnson,
C. Dracli, B. 3, Byiugtou. '
.. - . - B- WET1IEBBY, Chief.
Maaia Ay Kenter'a Band. no2t-tt
4 T ITTIB TILLIE'j ORAT.i-A
M-A beautiful awug. mud Chorus, Words and
Mnaio by B. B. Hanby, author of " Ilarllng Nelly
iray," Ao" Price iic. JOUN OHimoH, Ja.,
Holt . . tjtf West Fourths.
GOI.D-SIEDAI. PIANOS -IN
A M B BI 0 A.-dteck
fork ; Hansen's, W 1-
of New York, mud Brltting A Bro.'s,
Wl 111W Itfia, UU UlltUUI All". IBB as ; ff
of OiuoioDMU-oolnbrutwa fllft-cltlM 1 0 V 1
nd Ounoerk Piano, cruuuUDced br Lfnti. Thal--ttern
n4 tXhr great Uriug rttU tho bmi in x
4ttDC. KvrrT fiauo warranted fur ton fn aud
kept a -ai threa yean. Old Plaooa taRun ia
xchDge. IManui to let, frura tft to tld pr qortr.
Vint-laM Iduaical IuitrnmenU of all kiadt ealllug
't bai-prioo. Plain. Meludeona and other mu
ial lnr)tnunDU tuiwjd aud repaired thoroughly,
flue iLolodrvvoa ia the city. Do not fciy r Mat a
t'iaiioar MuUrdeon until yon hare called and ex
amined the aboTO. - 11 KITTING BliO.,
11'iau and Ulodeon Maker and Dealer, and Im
portitra of Muaical InitrnmenU. Weat f iflu
at. eotxth aida, near Mum. noA
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-A. d. v crtisors
. WILL BEAR IT IN WIND. '
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e )80dus)enof fooj BXCkLelUH I LL ID fNkJ.tJuJ
itupliuete the Wt neat Mai on. yoaratruly.
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N. Tl.-It beat, all r
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VOLl IVg NO. 99
CINCINNATIg FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30,
'i In. .wtitiav I l-'f. ) 'i tj, . '
price One cent
W1TEE1EK A .WILSOX'li
RO. T7 W. FOrRTn-BTRErW,
PIKE'S OP12HA IIOUSB
FT Vt heeler A Wilson Sewing Machine, with 1st
portant rtnroremantaand to meet the demand for t
good, low-priced Family Machine, bare Introduced l
NEW STYLE, werklngnpon the tame principle, an
making the tame stitch, though not ao highly la.
Ished, at FIFTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
The elegance, speed, oiaeleasneaa and simplicity
tha Machine, tha beauty and strength of stitch, be
Ing alixb on soth trots; lmpoerlbleto rarel, and
leering no chain or ridge on tha under side, the
economy of thread and adaptability to the thickest
or thinnest fabrics, bss rendered this the moss sas
oessful and popular Family Sewing Machine net
At our various oTfloei we sell at New Tork prices
nd give Instructions, free of charge, to enable pot.
ehasers to sew ordinary teams, ham, fell, ojulll,
gather, bind and tuck, an on the same maohloa, acl
warrant It tor three years.
Send or call for a circular containing toll partloa
Lara, prices, testimonials, etc. a
Wm. Sumner & Co.
In Prices I
A GUOVEIt & BAKER
' 3J"or $40! ' 1
The only Company that manufactures the twoTrarl
; ' V" rletles of Machines,
Double-lock :':''"'T-'"" : '
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LOOK AT THI NEW LIST OF TRICES :
Plain finished Family Machine, extra spesd...940
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Plain finished FamllyMachIne, targe tise, ex
tra speed ,
Formerly $85". -
Full -plated and ornamented Machine, extra
IpflOfltj Mill i if taeeneseiaei pss fee t e aeeeees see tee ess ss tines)
Irmrt, - - agertF 7 S. ..
Full-plated and ornamented Machine, large
site, extra speed.
Tnll-plated and ornamented Machine, la case,
extra peed...,................. ....................
. , , Formerly 8100. '
We have recently Introduced a new BHUTTLB
HACIIINE for tailors' use, which Is acknowledged
to be inperlor to any of Its kind la the market,
OROVER 6c BAKER 8. BI. CO., .
Western Depot and Sales- room, 1 '
no!7-x SS West Foarthmt.
r ' , COMMEBCIAL BUILDING,
Corner of Iourtli and XtaoeWcaK,'
How It It Slnger't Bewing-machlnet are tmrfeTS
ally nsed for manumctnrlDg pto-BosesT The slala
reason why, Is: Beeatase they ars batter, mors dura
ble, more reliable, capable ef doing a much greater
variety ef work and earning more money than any
other Machine."' '..'! i - , ,
The public are reepeorTrilly Invited to call and ex
amine eingsr's new Transveree-ehtitle Machine, for
This Machine la highly ornamented, eaty to oper
ate, and it the very beat and cheapest Machine fat
th market.'. JAMES SKARDON,
Western Agent tbrStnger's Sewing-machine. ,'.
BALTIMORE OYSTER , DEPOT,
0, HUM . VV AVl-IlUAlLf SJWI., f ; y
, - :-. - .(Between Fifth and Sixth y , , . ,
mniTvtn TIATT. ItlT BXIPHisg".
Tbo Xutrgagf mud Beat Oyster that
j--.. com te tlua CuajrKof. .
OUB BRANDS ARE X, XX AND LETTER 0.
FOR A FRY, OR RAW, XX OR O.
sr T her are the Largest and Beat Oysters ever
put up in cans.
for tale by the case, half-case or can, as cheap as
the cheapest; at '- . ..... t
NO. 222 WALNUT-ST., BET. FIFTH AND SIXTH.
A liberal discount made to the Trade. ' i
olg-tr .: I. p. GESNEB, Sole Agent.
DEALER IN- "
a 'lT'TlTP.taW '. ' -Nw-t
Crtn ; Oysters I j
rwvjJE gUBSCRIBER IS NOW REOBITe
JL ING. dally, by the Adams Eiprees, MALT
BY'S wor'd-renowaed Baltimore HAW O Til EES,
In cans, kegt aud ahell. BOBTOKBjJ
P. B Always on hand, a1 Juli aorimeal of
MALTBY'S putting up of hermelicelly-eaaled
Co v., Spiswl and Pickled Oysters. .
FOB BALM CHEAP. eot-tfeod
WT. BFRMtlTN TS. CANAL BOAT
a J. WT WKVMlaii NotlOB U hanlil aivan
that I will offer the Canal-boat J. W. Weymier, her
apparel and tarkie, at public auctia. as she now
UVtiri uu t puuuw aa-iavtAi Jim i mm
lies in tha Mlauil tul, near tha U
Bridge, on an execution iaaiaad bv V K, lii
lcs in Hie Miami jauat, near tua . uouawa
i, Martin, a
. Berotann i
Uiiitiff and tke Oatial-lrvat J. W. Woyuuer it de-
iiMiii'M oi in rMtoa. wintiu tt . l.xiarD
feudiaiit, taken utider the Water-cratt JLaw. Bald
aale ia to take pi mem tha 7th day of December.
1mA, at h o'ahick A. Mm Term of nale c-U. Dated
Auveiuner w, iaou, s. 4iiijAUe-Aioiwwuia,
UoW-j, . ... i
mr i no ittte m m ot w rr . a auu dab a u. a,
BHEITLlnU'(tnoldlaef and draw r-kuott ainuufac
tureia) ba how a diwld by luutuai vouaautvi
tli 17th daw of HavMiibr. kMU.
r. w, bltcUMAhJ tkaato pay all debUaniig
authoritMd to ouikot ail alaiiui of aail Arm.
CMrtctnnati, Harambaf 9 lSfctt. noW-
EMTATB OP HATCH fe LlNt; l0 .-
HyorJerof tba l' rot. ate ptmrt, lUe auWrlber
la vrran-d M par n aiai-ua upu ail adjusted
bv id -100" 1 i
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OYSTER TRADE. VARIETIES.
The New Vorlc rToT'o" is now pnblUtie J as
a two-cent paper. ' ' '
Twenty-five fat hogs died of ebolera. at
Bkaneatelcg, N. Y, last week.
None but a fool Is always rlgbt ; and his
right is the most unreasonable wrong.
The mountains of northern Vermont and
New Hampshire are covered with snow.
John Anderson the great tobacconist of
New York, bos given $1,000 to the Garibaldi
In Louisville, Kjr., recently a woman gave
birth to a child, wag married, and died the
'Whet the wagoner can drive1 no longer,
be still love to hear the creaking of the
A noted sporting character, known as
Jack Powers, was lately found murdered ia
Captain Montgomery, the commander of
the Kansas outlaws, is a native of Kontucky
and a CampbelliU preacher. . . , , . .
The ' Washington Monument received
$835 66, contributed at the polls in San
Francisco on election day. '
In 1083, Philadelphia had 500 population
and eighty dwellings. It hna now 668,034
population and 89.97S dwellings.
Thomas Egan, twenty years o1d, a weaver
in Manchester, N. H., committed suicide, by
taking laudanum, on Friday.
W. II. H. Evans fell dead in the street, at
Baltimore, on Thursday. He has been for
two years a victim of mania-a-polu.
George W. JoDes, of West DeerSeld, Mass.,
bn8 lost sixty Bhecp by poison, in eating
laurel in their pasture.
A prisoner locked the guard of the State
Prison, at Windsor, Va., into the meat-cellar,
last week, scaled the wall, and escaped.
A negro ruffian, Eli Fr.tnklin, was re
cently committed to jail, at Hartford, Conn.,
for nearly killing an old man named Adams.
Adam Hoe committed suicide near
Reamstown, Penna., on Saturday. He was
seventy-thrce years old, and wealthy.
A great number of French Prelates were,
at latest accounts, about starting for Rome
to visit and confer with the Pope.
Richard Ten Broeck arrived home on the
steamship , Vandcrbilt, in good health; he
will very soon visit hi home in Kentucky.
"The gross freight receipts of the Boston
and Concord and Montreal Railroad during
the month of October were $28,000.
It is stated that the man in Montreal, CatL,
who held the patent right for making paper
out of straw, has sold out for $800,000.
The Syracuse (N. Y.) CbiirCi cays that a
flourishing business is now- being done In
that city, by way of recrpiting for the army.
Charlotte COshman during her eight weeks
engagement in New York realized J 10,000
the most successful she ever performed.
The number of inhabitants of New Jersey,
as shown by the census just taken, In 660,
098 ; an increase of 170,180 in ten years. -
' Mrs. Betsey Hartwell of Westminster,
Mass., a lady over eighty-one years old, bag
sealed over 4.00 chairs within a year post.
Mr. Cobden is again suffering from an at
tack of bronchitis, which will compel him to
seek the relief of southern climate.
A woman given to gossip says she never
tells any thing except to two classes of pec-
Slc those who ask her, and those who
General de Montauban has sent for the
Mutted'Artilltri; at Paris, a large collection
ef Chinese arms and weapons, found in the
A Chinese medal Is ' already talked of in
the military circles of France. It is sug
gested by the Crimean and Italian medals
go freely distributed among the French
The almshouse in Readfield, Me., was de
stroyed by fire on Thursday evening last.
It is supposed to have been set on fire by an
inmate. ,. ;
' The Huron Mill wag burned at Oswego,
N. Y., on Wednesday morning; the loss on
the building is $30,000, and flour and grain
Captain Leslie Gallagher, one of the old
defenders of Baltimore, died suddenly in that
city, m day or two ago, at the age of eighty
two years. -
Two boYS.. aired twelve and efaht and a
half years, sons of Charles McLelUn, Bath,
Me., were drowned in that city, recently, by
falling through a wharf.
The Essex Bank Buldinsr. Merrimac street.
Haverhill, Mass., was partially destroyed by
fire, Friday night. The fire was confined to
the two upper stories.
An industrious bor at Dudley. Mass.. has
made $49 60 by gathering chestnuts, having
attended school during the whole of, the
time. " -
Two brakesmen of the New York Central
Railroad were killed, last week, while on top
of the cars the one by falling off, the other
by being knocked off. ; r '
Constantinople is "said to be more licen
tious at present, than It bag 'vever been
before ; the Turks steeping themselves in
lascivious indulgences.' i.uvjh :
. Minnie ' Price, the counterfeiter, was ar
rested at Lambertsville, N. J., on Saturday,
with $5,000 of counterfeit money in his pos
session.' ' i :'i . , . , , , . v .
Mr. H. O. Reruintrton died of lock-iaw. at
New Bedford, Mass., recently, caused by a
splinter under his thumb-nail, a fortnight
ago, a portion ot wuicn was not extracted.
Five loaded canal boats four with lumber
and one with grain went over the dam
about Troy, (N. Y.) the other day, and Were
WJUa. mix uuufccuie cmireiT rust.
CsDt. Jos. Greenleaf. of the schooner Nile.
was lost overboard 'on the passage from
Boston to Gloucester, Friday afternoon. He
was forty-fir years old.
Ia Philadelphia a few days since, a married
woman, with, a comfortable borne, committed
suicide because of remorse at having pawned
all ner jewelry to oay lottery ticKets.
Tha wife of Cant. Titus and her sitter. Mrs
Duval, were burned to death in consequence
of the explosion ox a nuia lamp, at uenter
pott, L, a few days since.
Richard Putney is held for trial. atCot'unt-
DUf, Texas, lor Having saia Wiai me country
would ever gee any peace till the negroes
were freeo, ana sent out oi u. . ! ' '
n tt r. .. -i . u n xxr'
has beam convicted of the murder of Rachel
Harris, who passed as his wife, and wih
wnom ue nag uvea ipr two yeajg. (. .
. The eotton-mill of Flagg k Waters,
Armory village,-Maaav was damaged by fire
oa Saturday, and -some sixty bands are
temporarily throw out of employnivu. I
' Governor Glstl of South Carolina, is one
of the pillar of the- Methodist i-piscopal
Church in' bis" State, .iuimaumlv. wealthy,
and care for nothing but th weltax Of hi
people. - " ' ' m.: .Air
Monster A: Berahraans, tit Secretary 'of
Ltue lie I gi an Legation, it is reported, wiu
toon wed a fbiladeipnia heiiex wao mu tre.
quentlj graced the W hit House luring tho
Reminiscence of Aaron Burr—His Ability
and Efficiency as a Military Commander.
An "old lounger" communic.ites the fol
lowing to the Rochester (tf. Y.) Evening
After the defeat at Quebec, Burr remained
with the army, acting the Brigade Mjyor,
until it retrealed to near St. Johu's, on tha
Sorel, when he left, contrary to the orders
of Arnold, and returned to New York. The
Americans, after th departure of Arnold on
the expedition against Quebec, drove th
British out of Boston, and then removed to
New York. Burr's reputation had preceded
him, and on his return he was invited by
the Commauder-in-ccief to become a num
ber of his family, with the intention, un
doubtedly, of making him an aid. This was
not done, and it is fair to presuuio that Wash
ington, during his residence in his family,
discovered some traita in his character
which prevented his carrying out his origW
Dal intentions. The reason wh he left,
was not told by Burr, and if the One which
hag been given to the public is the true one,
it is not piobable that he would disclose it.
Burr was afterward promoted,1 and ap.
pointed by Washington to important sepa
rate commards. and undoubtedly was al
ways regarded by him as an able and effi
cient oflicer. He did not, however, wish to
have him bis aid, and from this time, Burr's
hostility to Washington commenced, and
continued during his life. He alwavs spoke
disparagingly of Washington, of ' bis ca
pacity aud qualifications for the post he
held, and was connected with those who
were desirous of seeing hira supplanted,
either by Gates or Lee. It is well known
that he took Lee's part, ' when he was tried
for his misconduct at Monmouth.
Upon leaving General Washington; Burr
entered the family of General Putnam, as his
aid. General Putnam was engaged in for
tifying New York against the attacks of the
Britisli, until a short time before the battle
of Long Island, when, in consequence of the
sickness of General Greene, be was ordered
to take the command at Brooklyn. In that
uttle, Burr acted as Putnam's aid, and was
very active aud useful in removing the troops
to York Island after the defeat. Upon the
retreat from Long Island, Putnam's division
occupied the northern side of the Island, and
was the last to remove to Harlem. When it
became evident that New York could not be
held longer. Burr was very active and use
ful in securing the retreat. . But for him, a
brigade under Knox would have been taken
prisoners. Burr remained in the family of
Putuam aut.il 1777, when he was appointed
Lieutenant-Colonel in Malcolm's regiment.
Burr sought this because he preferred more
active service in the war, and Washington
gave it to him. This appointment shows
the confidence which be had in Burr as an
Ool. Malcolm was the son-in-law of Gen.
FcliUyler, had been a merchant in the city of
New York, was a man of wealth and a good
pati iot, but not mnch of a fighting charactvr,
and the command of the regiment was left
mostly to Burr. Burr took immediate com
mand, and soon brought it into a good state
of discipline. With it he made a successful
attack upon the British pickets at Hacken
sa'ac; was at Valley Forge during that trying
winter: and in June hecommanded a brigade
at the battle ef Monmouth, in the temporary
absence of its commander.
Afterward, Col. Burr was appointed by
Washington to the command on the lines
between New York and Westchester. No
beltes evidence can be given of ther estima
tion in which Burr was then held by "lh
Commander-in-chief, than is found in this
appointment. The object of the command
was to confine tbe British as much as possi
ble and prevent their entrance into the coun
try above KingsbridRe. The space called
"the Line" was a tract of eonntry extending
from the North to the East River, about fif
teen miles in width. . i
' The troops under his command were posted
at proper intervals and places on these lines.
He was opposed generally by a British corps
of refugees, under Col. Delancey, but de
tachments from the troops in New York
wete at command when necessary.
Burr commanded pn these lines for six
months without even boing outwitted or
worsted. All attempts to surprise or cap
ture any of his troops were defeated.
Thk success was owincr to the ability, ac
tivity and successful vigilance of Burr, being
as he said, an average twenty hours out of
the twenty-tour, in tlie saddle, tie person
ally inspected twice in twenty-four hours
nis wnoie lines, lie trusted noining to
others which he could do himself, and no
wonder that he was compelled to leave the
army to recruit his health. In the perform
ance of this military duty, CoL Burr estab
lished -liis reputation as an aole, active and
efficient officer, and received tbe commenda
tions of all, and especially of the Commander-in-chief.
This ended Col. Burr s connection With
the army, having been actively engaged in it
for four years. His iiVUealth contiuuing, so
that he could not nuin enter the service, h
commenced tbe study of the law;
It may tie sairly Baid that no officer or his
grade in the army had so much distinguished
himself a. Col. .Burr.' His friends nave
always felt a just pride when recounting his
military career. Tbey are willing to com
pare him with any other officer'ia tho srv,
ice for the first four years of the war.
, " '
The Poetry of Alexander Pope.
Though we disapprove of what Robertson
says of Pope, we give bis opinion of the
Doet: ' 1 . ' . v
There is no writer from whom so many of
tnos . sparKiing, epigrammatic sentenoet,
which are the staple commodities of qtxota
tion, are introduced into conversation; non
who can be read with more pleasure,' and
even profit. He baa always a niascuun
fancy; more rarely imagination. But yoa
look in vain for tbe truths which come from,
a large heart and a teeing eye; in vain for
the "thoughts that breathe and th - words
that barn;'' in Vain for those flashes of truth,
which, like the lightning in a dork night
make all luminous, open ont unsuspected
glories of tree and iky and building, inter
pret us to ourselves, and "body Forth the
sbspes of things unknown;" truths which
are almost prophetic. Who has not read his
Euay on Man, agaia and again ? And yet
it is but the philosophy of Bolingbroke,
melodiously expressed in rhyme; whereas
tbe offioe of poetry is not to make us think
accurately, but leel truly. And bis "Rape
of tbe Lock,", wbich seems to m the on of
all bis works which most deserves the name
of poetry, the nearest approach to a creatioa
of the fancy, describes aristocratic society:
which hruulform, polished, artificial, and out
of wbich a mightier master of art than Pop
could tcarcelyliave struck the notes of true
passioB. Moreover, its machinery, -th Uosi.
crucian fancies of lylphg and guogaes, is but
SDachiaary, lifeless. . U you compare Shake,
tpeare't 'Ariel" or "Puok," things aliv, pra
ternatural. and Yet how natural! with these
automatons, yoa will feel tha djfferenc, be
tween a llTing creation suu uieveriv
moved puppeuwork, Throughout voi have
thoaghf, not imagipttios; intejlexst,, not in
FUon, , . . u ' ;
. Tss Mabbyiso Aoa or thi Hisdoos.-m
Early marriages are prevalent among th
Hindoos, fher is ho fixed age forth mar
riage man. He can marry when ke
pleases; but if be be a Brahmin eaa not
marry under twelve; that is without beitg
"born again." . Th marriage- aga for a girl
Is between it and twelve. You 'would
i tcaroejy set a girl of thirteen, ont ef thou
a-K.lu unmarrinrl' fiheiakiioWB.. If there ba
hi, as a real Ihoolre (BpintterV and thsr
j Utile hoi of ber ever being married wilbr
, out difficulty, . " 1 -
The Marriage Ceremony in Hindustan
Peculiar Customs and Geremoaics.
. A writer on "Life In India" has tbe follow- ?'
" - i '
Now the si pointed time comes; the bride
groom is conducted into the Inner depart
ment of the house, where no persons are al
lowed to enter, except his father, priest and
the'borbor. At be passes through a narrow
entry the yonng women throw at him a
copious shower of pastry made of raw ric
and molasses. The place for the marriage
ceiemony is furnished thus: Two painted
scats of board for the brirlno-rnnm ami tha
bride; some other aushuns, small pieces of
I'ci, iur iue priest ana me parents; a set of
all sorts of household furniture nsed by them,
and a small throne, containing some images
of their gods. The service is condacted in
the Sanscrit language, which none but the
priests can understand. -After the prelimi
nary service the young couple look at each
other for the first time, which is called
AoJodirry-8Tioa interview. ! This good
interview, or rather first interview, relieves
the young man from his double and foara in
reirard to the bride, and aha, to, feels a lik
anxiety. Her face is covered with a vail,
and she can not see her husband; she only
knows that she is going to marry some one,
and ber definite knowledge of him ends with
this fact. They require the bridegroom to
stand on a pieoe of painted board, then the
bride is brought, sitting on a similar seat,
and 'supported by two or four men, as the
aee requires. By them she is raised in the
air, and as the bridegroom looks eagerly, th
face then being nn vailed, some yonng women
give blows on his back, sides and shoulders.
Receiving the first-expected blow from the
gentler sex, he turns to the direction from
whence It comes, and others favor him with
more from various quarters. He, no doubt,
feels very badly, and greatly confused, and
if be be a stout and grown-up young man,
he bears these blows with manly fortitude,
and if not, he cries a little.
I have heard of some boys, who, nnable to
benr the" invasions, looking up, cried aloud,
"Mb, I shall not marry." They then ex-
cuiinge two nower garlands, whicu can be
done in Bengal all the year round. The
priest then binds their four hands with a
cord made of flowers, and causes them to
recognize each other as lawful huahuml ami
wife. The gueSts remain sitting- duriuu-
this part of the ceremony, and the father of
the- bride, her uncle, or mother, is required
1o take part in tbe ceremony, and dedicate
her to the bridgroom. At the conclusion
the priests receive their fees, according to
some fixed orders. Foe instance, if the
bridegroom pays $5 to the priest of the bride,
her father is required to pay double the sum
to tha other priest. The entertainment of
the guests then takes place in tbe yard, hall,
porticos and other places. The Brahmins
sit in one place, the Snoodras in another,
and thus each, according to the rank held in
the caste system. Some difficulties yet dis
turb tbe bridegroom in the dining-room.
The women contrive various sorts or fun to
plugue him. They set cakes made of rags,
rice made of white corks on the plate, and
milk composed of bite chalk and water
good things are, of course, given by-aod-by,
but these he dare not touch lest there be
other hidden difficulties. In order to give
soma distinct idea of the fun the young wo
men practice on this occasion, I would men
tion the sad case of my uncle. They dug a
vat in the floor, four feet square and as many
feet deep purposely to perpetrate a joke upon
h:m;-a piece of shaggy carpet was spread for
the veat, supported by frail sticks: Poor
l.uclel unconscions of the hidden trap, sat on
it, and down be went.. In order to add more
to bis embarrassment there was water at the
bottom of the vat. "Judging from these, and
witnessing other kinds of plagnes. I should
sny tbe marriage night is a rather nard time
for a Bengalee bridegroom. ,
Tbe bathar ghor, or bride's chamber, if
crowded with women during the night, who
entertain the married couple witn songs,
make the bridegroom sing, and answer, if
he can, some puzzling questions, enigmas,
kt. The reader will notice that here there
is allowed free intercourse in speech between
the men and tbe women. But it should
here be explained that these women must be
eiBtcrs of tho bride or her. brother's wives,
nearer distant relations. Her mother or
aonts, who in law would be such to the
bridegroom, do not enter into the mirth of
the bathar ghor. The next morning his
fuher has to par some money to the follow
ing persons: the policeman of the village,
tho man who teaches in the school, the
Brahmin who teaches free the Sanscrit
scholars, the men who take care of the tem
ple, images, Ac, the poor, low caste people,
and a generous sum to tbe women who en
tertain, or rather, nlague the night previous.
He then starts for bis own village with his
wife and Borne of the servants. Both she
and her mother bathe ia tears as they part.
Being received at his bouse, be stands in the
yard on a painted seat, and the girl before
bint on a diBh with milk in it. Sue holds a
live fish in her right hand, . and he stretches
out and puts his band on her head. Seven
married women walk round them seven
times, blowing some ihunko, and pouring
water oa tbe ground from a pitcher as they
Then comes the "bride's feast," at which
hundreds of different oastes are invited, if she
be a Brahmin. Tbe persons invited from the
relatives and friends see the face of the bride,
and put some money in her hand. When
they see her, the attendant maid takes off
the vail from ber face and, she closes ber
eyes. This mode is very good indeed, for
no body can notice tbe color or size of her
eyes, whether tbey are dark-blue, brunette,
large, small or cross. . Whan ber own caste
sit at the dinner, sbe brings a little rice to
some of the .leading men. .
Tha full thorjai, or bed made of flowers.
together with a large quantity of spices, con
fections, fruits and clothes, are sent by her
father, on the third day after the marriage,
which are distributed to the families in the
neighborhood. After staying through eight
days, sbe returns to ber father's house, and
occasionally goes to ber new borne nntil she
attains ber thirteenth year, when she com
mences a regular married life. As it is my
desire to relate the scenes of Hindoo life, its
manners, customs and peculiarities as faith
fully as the rules of propriety will allow, I
should say that there is a second marriage
which occurs during two or three years altar
the first, which I forbear to describe, i , '
Philosophy Opposid - to Rogexut.
Rogues are rarely philosophers, or they
would not be rogues. Tbe equilibrium of
things, so nicely adjusted to universal fair
dealing, Is disturbed by th slightest devitv-i
tion from ngnt; as oa strings stretched in
every direction, a thrill passes to the social
limit of the central offending blow. . Th
culprit feels, although he mar be uncon
scious of th feeling, that all unseen power
and intelligences are in league against hiin.
By dint of sell-control he may bear an un
moved face; but bis soul is alert and suspi
cious, anc m whisper, a look, or a rustle
fricbtens him. No ounninir can effectually
evade this law; tbe to ore artful go a little
far'iber, that is all. It ia a eurious fact, that
in its operation tha i portent thief-taker in
the world la habits-dot in great things ne
cessarily, but just as touch in little thiuKs:
not a wise, oliaerviiig er thoughtful man's
babit, bat - even more eommouly a aitnul
ban's babit, often a child's, Some thiug is
deplaced without ordinary or adequate oaute.
' and th person whoa nneoascioua habit is
thus violated, looks twice, sad Ah second
look proves too nanob, for the secreay of th
crime tbevt broke , tb slight , but charmed
tnissa. 1 !-. ... ,
is xne nru g.mpreas was a muy wno uvea
some (,000 tears ago, and reigned In Pay'd'sr.
: alira n speaiief hsr as "Kwuregt 0iiU fair
l 1.1 ... . r.. H
I'll t.s n,l ,. . ;
Peculiar Customs and Geremoaics. The Mysteries Romantic Phases of Parisian
Life—The King of the Thuncurs
and His Adventures.
W translate from one of the foreign
newspapers the ensuing sketch of one of tho
phases of that motley, many-siijed thing,
As I cams ont of tb Tberxtre de la Porte
Ft. Martin, after tb curtain bad faln for
the fight, some two months or more em, I
was accosted by a man who kept a pa or
two behind mo : "Monsieur," said be ia
broken, tremulous voice, "give me sone
thing for God's sako. Believe me, I must be
at a terrible extremity indeed to be forced t
beg. I assure you it is th first time , in my
life I ever did such a thing, but my mother
and my three sisters may die of hunger to
night; it's three days since a crumb of bread
has passed their lips, so I must either beg or
Be them starva." Astonished and touched,
I felt curious to see who addressed me. I
lifrtied round and .discovered a young man
of aristocratic appearance.' H was arxoees
ivcly pale, and bis whole person aliewced
great poverty. He evidently was not an
artisan, bis appearance and manner of ex
pressing himself showed he was above that
rank of life. My 'heart sank within me, tor
I knew that I was appealed to by one of the
most dreadful forms of human suffering
wretchedness assumes, perhaps, the worst of
the whole hideous genera, because it is moral
as well as physical I mean extreme poverty
in a man obliged to wear the livery of re
I put my hand into my pockot; I had, alasl
only twenty francs left. I gave them to the
young man, bnt, feeling how insufficient my
alms were, I said to him : "This is all I have
With me. Supply your most pressing wants
to-night; give me vour address, and to-morrow
Twill try ana do something more for
yon." "Thank you. My name is Simon,
We live near the St. Martin Canal, Rue St.
Sebastian, 104." As I wended my way home
I thought of tbe best way of aiding this
wretched family. I thought how horrible it
is to see a poor young man, scarcely five-and-twenty
years old, wboso checks have
already been furrowed by tears. Of a truth,
bow conld be restrain bis tears at the sight
of his famishing mother, and he unable to
alleviate her anguish? She gave him life;
sbe oft fang him to slumber in her arms and
on her knee; for months her milk was his
only food; he is a man now, but he can not
procure a piece ot bread for her. He is well
educated, probably a bachelor of arts, may
be a professional man; but of what profit is
it to bim, if he can not turn bis talent to
account ? Were he alone in the world, be
might enlist in the army, and there at least
bis daily bread would be secure. Bnt he has
not tbe right to risk his life he , must
support his mother; the State itself admits
the force of this obligation and exempts him
from military service. He is the widow's
only son; he must take the place of the head
Of tbe family. Hence it is that this evening,
finding all his efforts to procure them money
vain, and recollecting bis mother and sisters
have eaten nothing for three days, he deter
mines to sacrifice to tbem every thing, his
personal dignity, bis feelings every thing
except bis honor and he begs to save them
from the pangs of hunger, who would not
have emptied his pockets In this unhappy
band? ... .....
. Early the next morning, bis dat qui cito
dat, I went to the indicated address. I found
a scene of the most horrible distress. Straw
covered With rags were the only beds they
had, their kitchen utensils consisted of some
broken earthenware pots, an old table and
two or three rickety chairs were their whole
furniture. As I , entered the room, four
women instantly rose, and tbe young man
who bad appealed to me the previous even
ing advanced to meet me. His mother and
three sisters were clad in sordid rags; they
were painful to look upon; it was impossible
to say whether their countenances bore the
indelible marks of vice or of wretchedness.
I felt that I bad come too .late, and that the
physical part themselves -could alone be
saved, tbe moral part seemed to be gan
grened, post all. hope. I could not help
thinking that robbery and prostitution had
willing recruits there. The young man alone
completely interested me. He. accepted
without false shame, but with something
like dignity, the money I brought him. He
told me he hoped to obtain a place before
long, and asked for my address that he
migbt return what 1 gave him some day or
another. , - .
Some time after this adventure befel me. I
was walking with one of my friends near
the Breda Barriere, when the idea struck me
that I would jfind pleasure in visitingone of the
Barriere balls. We bent our steps toward La
Reine Blanche, wbich is said to be the most
famous among them. I had no sooner en
tered the ball-room than my attention was
con.pletely absorbed by a young man at
tired, so for as taste is concerned, with
doubtful elegance. He wore a cravat of
some glaring color, a striped velvet waish,
coat;' and an enormous gold chain; but he
was expensively dressed, and in a manner
wen calculated to produce an irresistible ef
fect -in such a company. Notwithstanding
the complete change which had taken place
in tpe man's eostum ana bearing, l thought
i recognized in mm and mat ne was none
other than Monsienr Simon, of Rue St Se
bastian, No. 104. He was boisterously laugh
ing., talking loud and pouring out Cham
pagne generously to five or six women, who
stood around him. One -of the women
turned around, and I caught sight oilier
face; she was tlie pseudo eldest sister who
gave me a teat when l visited th garret
where they lived. .
- While 1 was telling my friend my adven
ture and my discovery, I saw a lad who used
to wait on me in a furnished lodging-house
where I once lived. "What are you doing
here, you little rogue?" said I to him. "ft
is my day to go ont,- and I always come
here.' "Then yoa must know tho people
here; tell me who is that young man ?"
"Hint, who , is surrounded by. women?"
''Yes th man that is drinking now." "He
is ierot det thuneur:" "Where is his king
dom ?-A-what is a thuneur f "You know
bat a thwu is. sir. don't you?" "No. I
don't." "Well, sir, thune is the slang word
for a five-franc piece. They call thuneur a
way of begging which always brings a five
franc piece, sometimes a louis d or, and some
times more: but five francs is tbe usual sum
obtained hence its name. But. lor bless
four soul! it is not an easy trade, I tell yet
t takes a fellow of talents to do it; for he's
got to steer clear of the police in the first
place, and then be keen enough to judge
from people's faces whether they'll swallow
the bait. Lt rot det tAunmrt never makes
a mistake; he speaks five or six languages,
and I tell ye, be make money, out of for
eigners in tbe winter time at tb. door of
balls and large theater. That's tb reason
tbey call him I roi det ihuneuri. i
My friend and I looked at each other i
amazement. Thea I turned to the lad and
Said : "Suppose some person should, instead
of giving hm money, ask his address in
order to cany th money to bis bouse, and
see with bis own eyes whether tbe misery
be real or no?'1 "Why, he's glad of it, for
be is certain in that case of making a great
deal of money. He has a garret hired by
tha year, which he fills with straw, rickety
furniture and pawnbrokers' certificates, then
be hire a motler and two er thee sisters,
for tli te francs apiece; they all play their
parts well, apd the benevolent visitor acts
ientficenUy,uid. leaves them a large sum
ef money. . ,
"Wtiat an uiont inuier sain i to ra,v
friend. We left the ball patronised br U
roi del ihuneuri. ---'j (-
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RATES OP ADVEraTISIIja
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Jut vet lit. stents, not aeeaaSiaa- a .
liSlneartiose 1 ai lal lu "j '
lavft t4wrlamTw) rr.-t.g at the Ibllewlsa
rates pr enseal tea ireae i
i-atinr: i fa 1 41 zZuZZzz t ii : '..
, ' llJor PiWwTrovo1'--.. t.
. Is en Me hranehes Sou, wltt aaateew aad dft tt -
The London correspondent of tbe rfew" ;" ' ' '
Orleans Delia says: ' j -mi. ';,.
W bar opened granfl weddinsborean ' '
in London, thongb it would b more correct i! ,
to Stats that it ha Inn or bpam at wnrk .,i.
tbs most happy results ell except on case-
which, requirirw the aid of tbe jaw to diseu- :
'angle it, Has lei to tire trjxne. The merae-
gtT-in-ehief of .this industry, it appears, van
th author of tbe advertisement wbich ap- 1
peared in onr papers, stating that gentle
man with all the vites and blanrli.l,
,of ft CaDttchhi friiir. tha
, Biliat, the bono of a judge, ta beauty ofao, ' ,
"'iHi . kronen, OA'S a tuej,
nj;ht slits of thirty, wished to meetwith a '
better-hah. The bait too, and the specula- ' '
to was inmdated with letters of ladies whot i J
alt found tneuravlves eNgibi and just their
thrjr to meet th afJvertising party' views,
altaewgh tbew qualifications were multitu- '
dm wis and tfceir atrs varied rrf,m the
maids of bertful fifteen to thr widow of
A delicate a'vprtiseraent, addressed to ' '
the soft' hearts and head of th cthr
brought a like supply of old and young;
boys, anJ now my agent set together to -business,
and opened up communications
mil of the anoBt flattering hopes of a speedy " '
and happy realization of every hope, In
viting in all faith everyinqoiry, and putting- .
the same inquiries in rttnrn exacting only
one stipulation, which was absolutely in
separable fro: further proceeding. Not -
money no, be was far to knowing to make
a fuss about cast at tbe beginning, but a
portrait of the L and she and now his gal
lery was complete, and In was furnished "
with a .population whereon he fell to work
with the ardor and seal of an enthusiast to. ' .
act the part Providence usually undertakes, ,
or more classically, speaking, smiting hearts '
at will, as Cupid, through artfully-conceived
letters, and still better and more hand-) . ,
somely colored portraits than the originals
sent bim, which formed the basis or por
traitsherein was his great dodge.
The clever fellow flung ont the bait oreast: J
the fly, playing it like a skillful anirler, and ,
knew when to hook the brace of fishes. He ,
bad no less than eight houses of different '
rank, different style of furniture and footing
of menace, and at various localities of Lou-,
don hereat the meetings were arranged,,
and apparently quite promiscuously, as he '
had the tact to keep a hold for a time on his' 1
former married clients, and through a liberal i
table, pleasant companionship in himself;,,
and much liberality, succeeded in gathering
together at his table the cream of a certain " ' '
circle of literature, art, and some ssience. It' ;
need not be said that references wereji;, i
among the strictest stipulations nrinr tn in- , -
traductions. . , ... , . ,,
How he managed to get the bashful he and ' '
the coy sbe together, to speak about a mat-
tor which their lite through they had per- t
haps hitherto avoided, is still his secret. He
made, as tbe expression bag it, "heaps of
money," for his percentage was a rather
heavy one, and the lovers found they had to - ; .
pay the bill of the toirett fr: ..
But the game exploded by th unfortunate ''
accident of the introduction of a young girl '
of high family to a "tioket-of-leave" gentle. ,
man an emancipated convict. Despite his -,
gentleman-like exterior and bis ardent nac
sion. the prudence of the morality in which
she had been tutored revolted, and she de
manded an Instant ' separation before Sir
Creswell Creswell, the Divorce Judge.
The affair came off in a closed court, owing; -to
some immoral peculiarities, which yonr
Informant knoweth not of. but which exag.
nciawu iuv i-iimaM-ier ui we ouense, ana ao -the
marrying undertaking was blown to the
Winds; but the originator of the idea ha. '
made his harvest, and if he leaves tbe coun
try for bis oountry's good, will carry with
bim tbe wherewithal to end his da vain nan.
piness and that virtuous peace he has so well
merited. . , . ;
Thrilling Adventure with a Bon Constrictor
Langley, in his Travel in India, tells this ,
exciting story: .....
a nen on one of bis sporting excursion) ia .
Wynaud, Captain Croker was told of an " '
enormous boa or anaconda, which had beeav '
occasionally seen; and was held in great ter -
ror by the natives, but could obtain no cer
tain intelligence of its whereabouts. Being,
however, one day in pursuit of gams, ao- I
companied by a Shikaree, and a Very power- r
ful and bigh-couraged dog, tbe latter made a -rush
forward, and- suddenly he heard a '
whimper and choking noise. Captain Croker
at once thoneht that his dog was in thai
clutches of a Cheetah, and pushed on to his
assistance through the thick jungle, where
he got sight of a large object, in color black 1
and orange, wbich he at first thought waa-av t
tiger, but presently saw that it was a hug ,
bos constrictor coiled ap. v As be approached, ,
the monster began to uncoil itself : presently
its bead glared, as the animal glided toward l
bim. '- . i. r-ili v-:,a r
Captain Croker was a man of great nerve,.
and be fired both barrels at the boa's .head : ,
both balls took ' effect, yet, though checked '
for an instant, tb snake came on motw '
fiercely than before, and the Shikaree having ,
bolted with th Captain's rifle, he. also was
compelled t run, aud bad just time to climb
up a tree when bis pursuer arrived as -its !
foot. Captain Croker lost bo time-' in new
loading, but to his dismay found that tbe,
Shikaree had carried off all bis balls; luckily,
however he had plenty of shot, and having
reloaded, saw that one of the boa's eye weal
knocked out ; nevertheless, the ainnJ ap
peared quite aware of bis proximity, having
seemingly followed him by the scent.
By this time the boa was twining Itself
round tbe bole of the tree In order to ascanl
it, when Captain Croker fired one barrel into
its remaining eye, at a distance of only about
ten feet ; the creature at once fell back, but
again and again renewed its efforts -to reach
bim, though without effect, and Captain
Croker continued to fir till life appeared to
be extinct ; though for a considerable time it
continued to writhe and lash the bushes with
it tail, the' vast muscular power of which
seemed quite astonishing. i , , ,
A Post's Opinion or a Paihtsb or Pos
tbaitb. Baxrv Cornwall Drives the Dreferenoe.
in art, to the painter of portraits, and for
reasons that come borne to every man's,
bosom. "A historical scene," be says, "Is a .
fiction merely. Be it ever so true to nature,
it is still the fiction of the paintert (
portraiti is truth itself. . No irnaginatioa pea
compete with iA. Even in portrait (to use
tb term) of inanimate nature what assem
blage of cataracts, and hills and rarest-,
what glories of sunset or meridian, com pare
with the Bttlei landscape, wbich sestoresto.
us th steae of our own quiet heme-r-which
brings before us our childho.oi the tree,
under which w bar pbtyed -ttte live he-,
side which we have walkoi or sported..
Art, , which never addresse. itself, strlutly
speaking, to our reason, is, -valuable only in.
proportion as it operates on our feelings:
these are seldom (and tb-sg, but Uwle), tuxaei
by tbe mens invention iji a painter, we rather
sympathise with his, rUinciUties; we coa
gratul&te him on b'.atuucess; we say, 'How
admirably has he (Tuped thus fiirurea; how
fmely are the UgU aud shade diulribaated;
what a grand -Tiraasirn; what drsuiaatia ef
fect.' We look aX)i the artut as a h.oro he
bas dona niu-tu. for his own fata. But he
Vho gives us the Very ttnile which worn or
warms our Beans; tn franc er it sweraoie
aspect of our fi tend or father the dawning
beauty of ont Child or sbowSis th tender
eve with which tb wit or mother looks
kit npon s from sj distant region ho '
stems to have thought of us t&tuer than of
bis own renown, and becomes at once oar
benefactor snd our friend.". 1 ' i t
w. ' -J ul u ,f