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ITB1 UBERTA8, IB1 PATEU.' Cicero. -"where liberty dwells, there is my Country.'
BY MITCHEIV Ell & MATHEWS.
THE PYINtt BOY.
'"" "Mother, I'm dvWignowl . ; ... ..
There's a deep suffocation in ny breast, ... f '"-v..
As if some heavy hand my boiom press'd;
' "' ; ' And on my brow -
.,' . ( i feel the cold sweat stsn&
My lips grow dry, and tremulous, and my breath,
Come feebly up,. Obi wl I me, is this deatht
Mother, jour hand
. . Here lay it On my wrist, ,, ,
" And place the other thus benssth my head, ..
' And say, sweet mother, say,; when I sm dsad .
J- Shall I be misaedl . .. . . ,;,.'- .
. ..",,'",', Never beaide yoftr' knes"' v . '
: ShaU 1 knoel down asain aV niht to pray, 1 "'
Nor with the morning wake and sing the lay : '
: tu luuchtme.'1'"';'- y "' '.K ,-
. ,. ... - .- t Oh, st the time of prayer, v s. , ..
When yon look round and see a vacant eest,, , .
You will not wait then for my coming feet
,: You'll mist me there'., y s , .
"M's'l 'Father, I'm going home! .:-.,
To the good home ypu spake of, the blest land
Wheru it is one" bright summer alwiiys, and ;
"' " Storms do not come. ,
':.t.i, '. ,f , '.v t i 'ti .
.,,J mut.b happy then, v . f
From piiin and death you say I shall be free,
That lick ne ji never enters there, and we
, ? Shall meet again!..., , ; , , , , y . t
' "Brother the little spot - ;
t used to call My garden; where long hours - -'
We've staid to watch the budding things and flow
Forget it not!
; PlanUhere some bex or pine, . ','.,,.,
Something that lives in winter, snd will be , .
.A verdant offuring.lo my memory, , ; . T.-., .
v . , n 4 Aiid pall it mineT". . .
-'-SiiiterTiy young rose tree ft ; "
That all the spring baa been inv pleasant care, ,i -Just
putting forth its leaves so green and fair,
' ' Ig-ve'w'the."
. i- ' And when its roses bloom v . s
I shall begone away,- my short life. donef. ... . ....
JJat will you not besto w a singleton - a
i.'" 'vUportroy tomM.V- .t.. i
v'NowrmotKer sing the tune '
You lung laat niglii; I'm weary andTmiist sleep, '
Who was it railed my narnel Nay, do not weepi
' '''''YoiiMlaIl cbmesoonl" i ; 4f; u'
SIMPLE KEMEDY.-A Quaker wsr once; advising
a drunkard to leave off his ruinous habi of drinking in-,
toxicating liquors, ; '
Can you tell me hew to do itt said the slave of his ap
petita. ' ' ' M4'&-toisc- '
Quaker.-U 1 I just areas as it is to open thy l hand.
Drunkard Convince me ufthati and I promise you,
upon my honor, :that I will ch as i ybu M me.'-' n
Quaker. Well, friend, whenever -thou jindest , any
vessel of intoxicating liquor in thy hand, open the hand
thai contains if, before it reaches thy mouth; and thou
wilt never be drunlc again. -i-i i
The toper was so pleased with this plain advice, thxt
he fullbwed it, and was a toper no more.;- . -. i
: Many thousand dollars have been paid for inconve
nient and painful prescriptions, which' were worth far
less than this. - We publish it for tha benefit of-- those
'who may be afflicted with the disease it is intended
for. Youth's Cabinet.
.- v. ' I I'l-f-.rttM- l . ,
. OTIt is a .bad heart in which the, companionship . of
..... ; i " L!.f..r..l'..j.,w;' t
cniiunooa proquces no niiiu ie.iiiigs,.niiu . uo .mii
truly , wretched whom their innocent and light hearted
joyousness will not cheer. ,- . .,,t,. -x
ibrWhat tan children know of deatht Their Kara
ovor graves dry sooner than the dews. It is malan
choly to compare the depth," The. endurance, t the far
lolito(t.'iiniinn' hrnTfirflli love of a DafMlLwIlh the in"
-sapjiujerate, fraii, an evanescent affection ortie in&nt
whoieVyas, the hues of the b'iittvflyiyt dswsle with
delight, ' '' ,v
r . .....I A.n.:t:.. ! kiar.n Mudnm Aims and
the celebrated Dr. Ilumm, tha lady (ook occasion to ro-
. . . . ... .
mack, that :ud men ol tut present age4 u w; spj u
iVtinrr arA nnnfhA. jiaklakvatAit Cm WJIMrincr . fhlfla
hearlslV , i'Yas, my dear madam,", pithily rejoined the
i .a a Jt tit
aoctor -i"ano to laaies ionavs ,.cospa .siutai
Aimz creeohed''',-;s tji it: .- .?! r."'
Goldih Showers. Can" anV onA calculate' the las
mount ''af wealth' added 'to' the 'nation ' bf 'our"' recent
showerst Golden showers in very dead. r feight plerio
Uously have they she4 "their genial influence over all
f theland' The brightsun must sbmetime hida himself
in misty voile while the cloudi pour dowq ihefr theer
ing treasures on the thiratr earth. Eachlittle 'plant
, ...iLi.f'T..... 1...:.. .1.... !- :..
"It's all up with tae,' V aa Mho; roan said" when ,bis
lighted cigar fell into the keg of powder he was sitting
Dn, Mabbx,' Last. Dan was .walking ' one of
the streets of Buffalo, betraying evident signs of laml
ness, wjien he was accosted pj uersonweo enquuea
what the matter, was. ' ' ,w-!,f.' '-.i., i'
, "Oh, tha .deuce, Uko it,. J'm Iroubled t9 Jeatfi with
rnrni '1 .. . , '
, "Why don't you get 9 pair of easy bootsl"
"I got these easy snough.,1 am sure," said Marble,'
"I won them on the eleot(on,"1(,, f' "., 4. v . .
"Onoeilrsms is asbad ss another," as th man said
when tney nung mm dp by the heels, 1
Nothlqrii more et.sy;: tlian, to do (niacbisf, nothing
jl more difficult than to. snfF.r without Jtomplsitiing'. ,
When angry count ten before you speak, if very en
grv, OnO hutidred. . J ' 5 4 '" ' '
Vlroni gloom to glory," aid the Old prlsonor, when
he was remuvsd Irum a aungeoii to gioiy.
NEW PHILADELPHIA,. OHIO., THURSDAY EVENING,
r; MAN AS JIB ISI
Looking brf An mahas h t nn hn I
has ovtr eu in hi tocial relatione, the hfsrt
of tha philanthrephim and th Christian can
not hut bo pained at the picture which to pro.
eented. ' Many have never dons thi Mil
lion have been born to an inheritance or eul-,
fering, deprivation and ignorance) and aficr
living out their term-of toil and rorrow-n
joying hothing hht the fe brtef years of cjiilr
oooa, ana these but partially producing
nothing but children to perpetuate tbe wrong
they suffer and leaving nothing behind them
but art increased number of human being to
well the aggregate of human misery they
have gono down to the grave remembered on
ly in the mentnl curses of those who inherit
tbeir share of Uopeieea servitude end degra
dation;" And the few ho have bem permit
ted er enabled to cultivate their souls, anil
have thu been capaciated to think and tinder
land the Iroe condition of man end the cau
se whieh have prodeeed it, have but aingl
motive and ihst a spiritual one, to apeak out
gainst the wrong they discover; while every
earthly consideration, as present eaac, repu
tation, and pecuniary interest, force to secure
their ttlence. " " ; .-'
A eenne of duty to society may prompt the
expoaure of an individual wrong-doer; but e
ven thte ia overcome, many timae and often,
by conaideratibn of more weight with htm or
them who have cognizance of the wrong, than
regard for public virtue. Who neoda to be
told that wealth and tho respectability it pur
ohssee, is even in our own. country, almost
omnipotent?. It has a place and an influence
00 the bench with the judge, in tho pulpit with
tbe priest, in thejury room, on the witneea'
atand, in the halla of legislation, in the plea
ding of the lawyer, and in the manufacturing
or shaping of public opinion by conversation
and tho prase. - It has torn the bandage from
the eye of Justice, trampled on individual
rights end the rights of the mind, broken the
ehain of the murderer, opened the doer of the
felon's cell, end cheated Ihe gallowe of its
proper victim. The world cin never know
the amount of individual wrong which has been
and ie daily covered up by the potent influence
of gold. .r v, , ,
t But when eoctety. jtaelf deals wrongfully
and unjuelly towards its members, social ob
ligation ceases to prompt expoaure and con
demnation, Jt is making War against eeciety
and eocioty will eaetlher utmost energies to
silence end crush him whs has tbe fearless
independence to epeak, oul.;.. None but htm
who regards his duty n lores all .mankind
a individuals children off .commna father
and brethern of one ijieat famiij with a love
elf sacrificing ni)d msrlyrl.k, wiU 'attempt to
do anything in their behalf, lie who fully un
derstands the renge of eocitty to individuals,
may profit by thoao wrongs if be will silently
acquiesce in their continuance. Let those who
love gold more than man, the praise, of the
world more than Ihe approval of. conscience,
'and present cM and profit mure than duty,
keep silen'l :..., . . a
-Man as he i!. Come with me ant look sit
him! If your licait is not painsri and sick, it
is drad to human ermnalhv; Deltoid on this
hand a princely mansion, with baiutiful gar.
dene, 'meandering . walk, umbrageous Ireea,
and floworing shrubs, the, .home of a .ingle
individual with, hi family and immediate re
tainers, Turn to Ihe other hand, and you shall
see the eomfortles home of twenty, families
orfiw'ded on a less. space af earth. Here a
ipring'like tomperature pervades every eparl
ment there a lone widow is shivering over a
tire ,of shaving which her little, bare fooled
boy bad gathered tbe preceding evening.
Hero th inmates are tossing uneasily on beds
luxuriously sell end warm; there, nestled three
or four 00 one, hard anil toaqlily covered, the
one group wondering loAen, and the other
where they shall get their breakiaer. Muaie
from "insirumeuta of many airings," mingled
with'lhe voice of song," is echoing through
those spacious balla; while on the ether side
of the way, a poor1 girl pale and wan with in.
eeisant toil, is hurriedly swallowing a homely
rneaVt'embliBg lel ahe ahould exceed ber al
lotted lime for dinner, and thus lose a portion
,6f her daily piUanee of.wagos. Lamp innu
merdblo, with flashing psndante pr ,soinlog
ehades,mook 4he darknees without, and glanee
on joy lit laces: within tbe rich rnan'a mansion;
while the poor mother in a email low chamber
on lbe other aide of the way, may be seen
through her curlainless window weeping over
the. sick babet whom she has, been compelled
lo neglect through the day that she might earn
wherewtih to make it comforiahle through th
ooming nigbU The full rich laugh of youth
end buoyant hope hall every, where come, to
your ear mingled with Ihe sob otVanguish and
the etifled hut hitter groan of human auffsriog.
.Your eye shall eae, in every eily ..and village
' of our boasted land of (Quality, the palace and
the hovel,-lhe car peted parlor and tbe crowd
ed workshop the blanketed eoach horse and
(lie barefooted child luxuriant wasteful, God
'abusing extravagance, and pining squalid hurt
ger, nakeduee and deprivation. And a little
removed from thi scene, in eome desolate) &
obscure place, if you will hut look' you shall
find an amihouee, where unheard of Buffer
ing is hiddeh-tni Wretchedness, whan it can
tto longof relievo itserfbj inressant toil, if not
alleviated, at least it made less obtrusivel y,,
Is this Man As hk should bf.Y .
; No! Mercy tntwereth, No! Jiwlice answereth
No! Ye', mercy; justice, Christianity, God
sre all' unhesdtd.' The prese n muznlled:
The pulpit ie- ptirehacd with the wages , and
profi a of injustice. 'The mass who toil and
a iii, mil prr-tn itiircsrdeil, like the slaugh-
tr d rhousi it hoe bieening hearty are e
o.orq'iefor's 'rophies, if teiiiiht !t all, on the
sMhject. are tatigh by those wlio claim to be
(J d-appointed teschers epeskirig to Hie name
that their Creator hsth ordered this misery,
for a two-fold purpose; a a present punish
ment and a foretaste of the hell ofeteinity for
the vicious and impenitent; and for the virtu
ous pur, a blessed preparation for heaven, in
cres'ing ihe joys of another world by contrast
with lbs wretchedness or this! lielieve it not
it is false, and he who would htive you believe
it, knows its falsity, Hehss sold his own.
conseiouce for paltry gold, and daily waxes
fat on the wrongs and injustice he inflicts or
suffers to be inflicted on his brethorn.
Alt things, animate and : inanimate, were
made for the suo'enance and comfort of man,
and subjected to hi control, by the Creator.
Tot men made in the image of God, endow
ed with Godlike faculties, and with capacities
f r developement and progress ' which mark
alike his origin, his immortality and his alli
ance (o Deity man alone, of all the creatures
He has made, is denied the exercise of his nat
ural rights, and suffers and weeps and perish
es for wsot of food and raiment and shelter,
The bright sun's genial warmth arid the re
freshing raiu from heaven which fructify the
earth causing it to bring forth abundantly,
bring no blossings for him who is poor. He
has no field to be made fruitful, no corn grows
for his sustenance no flocks and herds to yield
their fleeces, their milk, their flesh for his com
lort or thst of bis innocent and helpless chil
dren. He is one of God's children, to whom
the Creator hath given the earth for an inner
lience, but hie brother hath cheated him of bis
There is room on the earth for all! Why
then are the many who "toil but to live and
live but to toil,' crowded in dark, damp cel
lars and garret, breathing a polluted atmos
phere in close ill-ventillated workshops, facto
ries and deeping rooms, and occupying poor,
dilapidated and comfortless habitations! We
newer because society not God ha given
thew the right to be born rich; and they-,
ihe few in tbe exercise of their prerogative
ahut ap the earth for their own exclusive occui
paneyhave engrossed all physical and me
chanical power for their own beoelt, and cor
rupted the fountain or checked the goings
forth of that knowledge which should and
would teach the suffering many of their juet
rights, and the way by which only they may be
There is always on the earth sn abundant
supply of every hece'ssary and every conve
nience fully adequate to ihe wants of all sni
mated esistonccs! The humblest end the high
est, of besst and bird and fih and insert sad
creeping thing have daily fiom their Creator
a bountiful and ample provision for their want.
"INot a sparrow falls to the ground without
thy Father's notice." Man alone of all God's
creatures, eeys or feels.'! am hungry, I am
cold; 1 am homeless, ehelierle", fnendlesk!"
Why is this so? Doth God csre leas for thee
than for those? Forbid the thought! While
thou and thy little ones are suffering for food,
thy neighbor h ath enough for himself and Iheo!
God careth for thee as much as for him; God
gave thee, all that he gave him; but society
halh interposed, an 4 set Hi Laws His coun
sels and His requirements at defiance. God
made him a man, and human law bath made
him rich. He made thee loo in the same form
and endowed thee with the same capaeities.but
society hath made thee a slave because thou
wert born poorl
There is that within thee, God created,
deathless and divine, which tells , thee
thou art a man one for whom all things were
created, and to whose use all other creatures
were subjected. Other creatures have wants
in common with thee', hut thou hast rights sit
psriorte their wants and adequate t Ihe sup
ply of all thine own.' And these rights were
given thee by thy Creator they are natural
rights, necessary to thy existence, thy com
fort, and the tultilment of thy - dettiny. Canst
thou not give or transfer thine existence i tae
tained, and ihe purpose for which it Was given
thee, aecompliebed. And what ere these nat
ural rightet ''''- " "'"'
' Your country's charter of independence
clares them te be "life, liberty and the pursuit
of happinees." We would he pore explicit,
and say thy natural rights are the right to
live the right of aelf preservation end th
tight to cultivate and develops all thy facu
lties. Thou art proud to call thyself a free-
,mn and the eon of a freeman; yet tho hast
In and of thyself, if theu aft poor, none of
these! Thy freedom ia thy eureel If then
wert it slave, "eetMnterest, if there was no law,
would impel thy individual master to grant
tDee at least the two tirst 01 itiese. - cut thou
art (he slave of society she has taken from
thee all thv rich!.' Thou art allowed to ex
erciss,nly while thou art io health and etrong
just so much of thy natural rights as can con
duce to tha profit of those who control ' eooie
ty; and when thou art aick or old or worn out,
if thou hatt the means furnished the of sup
porting life, itiiealled Charity! Desecration
of the word it is not charity: it is only" Jus
tice! l-: ;''.", "'' '.,;; ;.'
An Engliahman having asked a eon of Erin
If tbe roada in Ireland were good, Pot jsplied.
Ye, they are to Tine, that 1 wouder veu do net
import some of them into England; let me tee,
there' the road to love, atrewed with rose, to
matrimony, through nettles; to honor, through
the catnD; to orison. throaih the law. and' to
the undertaker's through physic' 'Have you
any road to performentl' atid (he Englishman,
'Yes. faith. We have but that ie ihe dirtiest
I road id (ho klngdo!r.,
it ... r . . . . - r
SEPTEMBER 2, 1841.
From the Ladies Repository.
bt John E. Edward.
The moment in which I caught a first f limps
of the far-dietant wavea of old ocean rolling
in eublimity before me, can never be forgotten.
Some hair breadth escspes from the fang of a
poisonous serpent, or the jaws of a voracious
crocodile, might possiblv be erased from the
memory, by the obliterating hand of lime; but
hue the faintest trace of past events remains
uneffaced upon the tablet of my memory, the
moment just referred to, will be vididly re
membered by me. Since that juncture, many
a eorrow has visited my bosom many a led,-
ous day has rolled into eternity many and va
ried have been tbe scenes that have pasted be.
fore me; but still a recollection of that event is
as clear lomy mind aaare the occurrences of
yeaterday; and aa 1 look back to it, through the
dim vista of by-gone days, emotions of a plea
sing nature are excited in my bosom. ;
I had been cradled in one of the pleasant
villages Iqat skirt the blue hills of my native
atste; and when but a boy I had often sighed
and wished to sea lbs ocean. ' The thunder
ing cataract, the deep, wild forest, the verdure-clad
plains, tbe long sweeping valley, the
reverberating erbeoe of Ibe maddened then.
der as it leaped among the mountain crags, the
lightning sea'hed rock blackened and broken
all these things familiar to my juvenile mind;
bst I turned away from tbe contemplation of
scenery that would have enchanted the eye of
an artist, and sighed in disquietude,' becstise
my remoteness from ths ocean had dented me
the privilege of strolling upon its wave lshet
shore, ana listening ie mo musio 01 us eiornai
Time rolled on, end the wish so -long and
anxiously desired, was at last -realized; and',-'
fot the moment, it eeematf that my every wish
was gtatified. All that I had reed in the poets,
and other fine descriptive writers, shove r -the
wide expanse of waters, at once rushed upon
mv mind, and especially that celebrated apos
trophe of a well koown poet, to the ocean in
which he says, '
tin rt.ni, iten arid Hatlr ' hlna run rait '
Yes,' thai was the idea that first oecprred to
my mind "roll on;" and Ihe thought was er
ried eut in the laeguage of a justly praised A
"And thert it rollsl Age after age ha swept " '
Dawn down the eternal cataract of lime:
Man aftar men onsarlh's cold boaomslspt - . V
Still tnrs it rolis, uufading and tblime.''f , ,
,. . . . . .PttKTlCB. .
Sinre that time I have frequently rambled
upon the shell-paved strand, at the close of
day, when the sun-set streamed along the west
and felt thst ' . .
There is a rapture on th lonely shore
There la society where none intrudes
By ths deep sea and music in its roar." , -At
such an hour, w hile the sun has yst lin
gered upon the golden verge of the horizon,
painting a parting smile upon the white eloude
of canvass that moved like spectres along the
bosom of the deep, 1 have stood and gazed
out upon tbe rolling ecean, with rapture thai
is indescribable. From the point of vision the
winding shore strecbed away to the right and
left, aa farae Ihe aching eye could , follow its
sinuous course, while the ever-dashing snif,
like successive wreathe of enow, rolled upoa
the sandy beach, and foamed, and sparkled - in
Ihe last rave of tne setting sun.
But lbs tun has often gone down, and led tne
still upon the restlrs waters; tbe wind have
retired to their caves, the curlew ha eeased to
scream along the blast, and a stillness has
come over "the deep deep sea.' Might ha
approached as softly and eilently as the snow
flake fa! la upon the bosom of the rolling stream
Tbe white winged bark that eeemed to. linger
for awhile upon the urtaereot verge of vision
hae been gradually concealed from the view,
a the sky and ocean eeemed to mingle and
blend beautifully together, like the light and
hades in well executed painting. "The
eea, tbe open eea,' baa been apread out before
when nought ha been heard upon tbe evening
breeze, aave the solemn roar of the snrf, or
tbe sea-bird, as it flapped its dripping pinion ia
lonely solitude over tbe briny eeep. , ,
Nothing ie more impressive, than lo eland
Ion at nightfall upon th eileut chore end
commune with the ocean 'buried to etand and
think of the millione upon millions of our race
who have been plunged beneath th wave, and
found their last resting place in theeaverne of
th deep to call to mind lb unnumbered thou
eanda who have gone down to their eoral beds
amidat the howling of the storm, . and the
shrieks ef despair to mua on the bright eye,
-tho beautiful forms, and golden linglele that
lie forgotten in th aeal O, what meleoebo
ly reflections are awakened in the mind ,at the
reecolleetion of the fate Pulsski, and the trior
recent lose of the ateam-ahip President! lUw
many of the loal had thought of home and
friends the nearest friends to eome over the
mind, just ae the wave charged with tbeir ds
tiny ewept them into eternity -Bui 1 forbear.
; Sometimes I have eeen (be ocean lashed by
Ihe ragibg tempest, until Jte v lofty foam-eapt
bitlowa loemed to bruab Ibe clouds; and whoa
the mountain surges besting violently open the
eb6re, have been "dathed nlo feathery eloude
of foam," white as ths d riven tnow. Again, I
have seen it when lie wild tempest nusio was
hushed, ite billow lulled to repose, and when
scares a ripple broke upon the tnd, la thio
quiet state there may posaibly hare been a
gentle swell something 'like the heaving'
ef a infant's bosom, when aweetly alnmbering
when ire polished surface like a boundless mif
VOL. 2 NO- 33 WHOLE NO 5.
rer, I reflected distinctly and minutely th tee
eel that stood motionless upon its bosem. In-
eesd, the azure vault ef heaven, tb solitary
bird on the wing, and every object above the
waters, were a clearly eeen in tbe . wavelee .
deep, as above iteeurfaee. . . , . j
Jbut the ocean appeara moat beautiful when
seen on a eoft moonlight night. Let the even- ;
ing be cnlm, end tbe aky unclouded: and let
tbe moon, "regent of the silent night," ride et . . ;
her "full neon' and shed a fleecy robe of light .
upon the trembling sea, curled up into playful;
ripples by ibe light and gentle breezee that juit
kie its turfaos; and let there be v indistinctly ,
eeen in the distance a light ekiff, cutting its
liquid way, and faintly hssrd the regular daah
ol oar, aocompanied by the soatsman's wild
song, flung upon ths paaviug breeze, and yon
nave a scene that might enchant a ily rou, or n
Lemerttnev'' ?-' -i - t ..a
The ocean was mtde by the mlehtv God.
Hi hand formed ite caverns, and girt it around
with barriers f sand; and it wae be who asid
to iis thoughtlets billows, ; -'"', 5 .
"Huherto shalt thon come, end n further." .
But 'tis midnight; . and v . t
The ocean wave is gleaming now, t
With etreams ef phaspboreseent light. .: ,
From the Boston Post.
THE BEST STORY EVEtt TOLD.
A correspoodrat hae sent u the following
capital atory, over which We have laughed tin
til our sides aobed, . , ! , '
" . . ".. We bed i pleasant trio
from New Orleans lo Cinecinrtali," and had
scarcely landed et the Istlcr place when the bell
of a little, steameri f"' 'up theiiier, sounded..
Uur party purried on hoard and found the di
minutive ersft already crowded; but, ai we ne
ver sxpeci very good .accomodation cV' thaf
part of the r;er and no other opportunity of
fered or loaying soon, we concluded to re
main. Upon looking around to see what chance
there was for arnusemepl on our trip from my
fellow passengers, ) wao particularly , struck
with rhe nppesrunco of an elderly lady who
eeemed very ill at ease' Every Urns steam
was;a!lowed to escape from the, boiler she ap.
peared tq.fanc jjihe prelude to a grand ex
plosion, and was evidently in a elate of centin
eaJL.etQitemsnt, Aesho is lo be my heroine, I
may ae well attempt to describe her, although
I shall hardly d br full justice. She wa
one of ihe )allee( women t ever sa w,' but the
effect of her height was taken away by her im
mense, breadth, bhe wee one of McDonald
Clerk's style of beauties 'with a waist tike
cotton bag and a foot liks'a flounder.' ' Never
did I tee such a moving mass of flesh encircled
by a petticoat Ob! she was eery fat. Upon '
inquiry I learner that she bsd been a passenger
on the sleamboat F , at the lime it was bur
ned a, few years ago, and narrowly escaped
with her fife. Only a few week had slanssd
since the catastrophe of Ben 8herrod, ' by
wqiiii spine scores 01 naipiess mortals were,
hurried into eternity through the' combined ag
eucy of fire end water. Whs! wondor lhat the
that the, woman was alarmed ' at the pros
pect of a attain boat foyage. ,"" ' T ' - V
. After we. left ibe landmg, tha principle tooie
of conversation among the passenger waa the V
nuneron aeciaente wmcb nad lately happened V
Nearly every person wae equipped with a life '
preetrver, ano some were so cautious ss to r
hapg theoa up ia their births filled with air and Z
rssdy for use at a moment's wrning. Night i
earns and all were snugly entconted iu (heir
births, when there arose the cry of firet The
wood on the bow of ths boat had caught fire, r
and wae blosing fiercely up, shining t through
the glasa door of the social hall and th cabin
window until tee whole boat teemed envelop
ed in a sheet of flame. Inaninataot all wae
confusion end alarm. . Passengera tumbled out
ol Jheir birijie, and over one another! soma
grasped their preservers seme ran for their
baggage eom lor their wives the wise onea
kept quiel. In the midst of tbe hubbub, th
doors ol the ladies' cabin Sew wide epen, end
out burst oar fat lady, dressed all in while, her
face "a map whereon terror waa drawn in all
it shapes.'' , And around her waste a hug
life preserver, not inflated. Seizing thi by
tne n.ppt witnootn nana, to rushed irora
one to another exclaiming, in a voice of agony,
'bUio me up blow me up!! for God's sake blow
me up!! .will nobody slew me up!." Had th
aid lady actually exploded, I rouat have don
as 1 did, roll on the floor in a fit of iaeitioquisb. 1
able laughter, with half the witaesiea of th
ecene for my companions. The boat vat stop
ped, th fir got under, and, net th least diffi
cult operation, the fat lady' , alarm subdaed.
The next day we landed ber at hr place of da
tjnation, eince which time I have never seen
her, but the reeoclleeiien of the acen hae eoe!
me many a fit ef the'eido ache.
Your truly, NS." (
Bathe spimtbd, 'Yeeterday about lunch
lime, yung gentleman with epeeUwiui aup
pad into the 5AmeriaB" and called for a 4fj
cal agent. 't :'-!. ' ' '' . ; ,. '
A arAo'atked Michael.'; ?. i.;:s -t
'A fiscal agent.' was tha reply 'den't you
know what that iet' ' ''
No, eir.' aaid Miohael. ; ' i ''"
'Is it poeeibte!" exclaimed the gentleman
with speck, in great astoniahmont '1 though
ever- body knew the new fashioned drink.' 1
" '1 never beard of itbut 1 tan give you
omathing which ia much bettor,' eaid Mich
aal. -. ": ;- -'
'''What'is'ltr:';l'''''iK; ''Vl .."'.'.i-- J
Brandy and water, to be iuretbatdoes not
need to many amendment'' 1
' Michael's motion was taken iinauJ oJopted
without opposition tho eyes ana note being,
unanimous.' Ticvyunt. t'
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