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Thursday Morning. Jul' 26, 1853
, - . Prom the Homo Journal.
TO OXE ONCE LOVED.
- tTlio following, by a distinguished hand, seems won
drrlully In earnest:
Go, jrlrl my soul-empress ho longer. We moot not
Whom fortnno so often together has cruelly cast;
The love In my boson that raged has buett turned to
Tliedrouui that deliriously bound roo, thank heaven,
And Into llioso teuder brown eyea I hare now look
ed tny lusi;
Ah! sad is It, girl, that thosu eloquent eye should
The falsehood your lips have been tutored by others
Tliluk, think not of moments departed, when closo
to my clijek
Your ure;ith bore the burning and tumultuous whis
per of love,
What time the wlillo angels, the angels scorned fl
.ly to s; euk .
Ason our fond meeting thoy smilingly looked from
II. i w nestled within your sweet breast then the whlie-
That now in uil'right to some far uwny region has
Ala! ili.il uu'uk Iniweoucc a.ver should leavo you a
lone. ltj.nimber not, child" of caprice, how yon bade mo
Foine liisli-tho:isht jd, lovo-frighted passage of Tonu-
WUom sealed nt evening In musical Joy at your feet.
Or ask me so:uj poor halting rhyme of my own to ro
Which ryme the fair critic, believe mo, thought never
. lliu worse
Fur w .laving her manifold charms Into garlands of
Hut oll.iii would blusliliiKly seek tuo rude strain to
Your vowshavo been concealed; our paths In the
Yo'i stray among roses; 1 walk on desolate moor.
A clitirmer that ever charmed wisely with maidens
Tliat bmlc yon the poet forgot for tho poet vtit poof.
Il.ciiuli not ftiugojieii before you the goldeu-hingud
DisctosiiiR life's lusters and velvet; no Jewels you sec,
But only such pebbles as faith and devotion hail lie.
When wealth at Hi J altar shall lead you, with gems In
All iijuuteous and whit
as an image that comos In a
When pledges tit'irnnl yourrosete lips shall declare.
And Joy's h.ippy sunligiit around you shall peacefully
May memory shed from Ihe post on your soul not a
OfMst glowing radiuueu which erst on your maiden
. hood fell
As down the green ways of Love's morning wo wan
B( A MOTHER.
'What nre you intending to do with
yourself, Thanksgiving day, Louis?'
'I have uoj. thought much about it yet;
but father and mother always contrive
some way to make the day pass pleasantly
We attend church m the morning.and then tley identified as the one at the bar, stand
comes dinner.. ou know a thanksgiving j,lg wilh a dark lantern in his hand, hold
dinnor cannot be hurried through; after; jllgtle po(.k(:l book wlich hnd bet,n in thc
this wo have some kind of a game in which , desk. Two or three ns0 tes,jfie(i to )iear.
all the family and friends unite. For sev-; n a noisu ik ,ll0 riljsjn,rof 8 ,viluow.
eral years wa have had a largo party of
our relatives, but I heard mother say wo
were to be alone this year.'
'Well, Louis, . I expect to have' a very
dull day. It's the last thing my father
would think of to have a game, with his
children; and mother always is titcd or
has a head ache when I propose any amuse
'How should you enjoy spending it with
us, James?' " . - -
;Oh, of all the things in the world!'
'" .'Then I'll run and ask mother at once,
and I'm quite sure she will make no ob
jection; but I never invite company with
out consulting her convenience, since she
is the one who has the additional trouble.'
If I waitod for my mother to consent, I
should not have a friend to visit me, from
one' year's end to the other. The only
way I can do is to take them right home,
where mother is amazingly polite to them,
though she looks daggers at me behind
their backs; and half my enjoyment is lost
in dreading the scolding I am sure to get
wuen tUey are gone; . and James sighed; ,cuu l" u"url 11 ,uller ,rom 1110 u'iou
heavily. . . er addressed to hira, purporting to have
'Come,' said Louis, secretly disliking to' boen written op the very night of the al
hear his companion speak so disrespectfully j leSed ropery, attempting thus to prove an
of his mother, though he had abundant! 8,lbL Allor several witnesses had been
reason to know the truth of James's state-1 CK,led .to identify the hand Writing, when
ment, 'go with mo toward our house while the strictest integrity was manifested, and
I run forward and gain mother's consent; ft(tor tho ?losing speech of the lawyer, the
and then matters will be settled. distrect attorney closed with a powerful
'I do believe,' said James to himself, as ' nrgunient, urging the growing frequency
lie stood near the gala waiting for his ! of crimes, the great necessity of caution in
friend, 'if I had such a home, I should be; allowing criminals to go unpunished.
Rritli father nnr! mntW I When he had closed, the Judare in slow
would resent the idea that their only son
had not more advantages than the children
of Mr. Nelson; but they never sympathize
in my boyish sports as Louis' parents do.
Then if I propose a game to Ellen, or we
attempt to get up a panorama, as all other
boys do, mother stops it at once, and says
she won't have the house littered up so;
she can't see what boys were ever made
for; she's lure they're the bother of her
At this moment, Louis came to the
door, followed by bis mother, who, after ,
beckoning to the youtn, saia kindly, will(
you Bsk your mother to allow you to pass (
the afternoon and evening of thanksgiving
day with us. Wo are to have a court
here, and perhaps you would like to take
a part in it.'
A bright flush of pleasure passed over
tho hitherto sad countenance of James as
he replied, 'Thank you, Mrs. Kelson, I
should be delighted to como.'
'Then meet us at recess, Jamos,' said
Louis, joyfully, 'and I'll tell you all the
plan. Harry got it up. Oh, we'll have a
During the school recess, the fiiends
hastened to ft retired part part of the play
ground, and secreted themselves from their
companions behind a large rock where
they were sheltered from the eold; they
talked eagerly of tho one subject which
engrossed their thoughts.
Thanksgiving dinner had been eaten and
enjoyed; the afternoon was passed in busv
preparations for the approaching scene.
In one room, a young lawyer could be
heard practicing his part. In another, the
district attorney wascommittiughis speech
to memory, while ever and anon the cry
of 'father, please tell me about this,' or
'what shall 1 do next, Mrs. Nelson?' could
be heard through the house.
After tea, which Mrs. Nelson willingly
consented to hasten, to give more time for
tho evening entertainment, the spacious
dining room was prepared for the court.
An elevated seat for the Jti'lge, then the
desks for the district attorney and lawyers,
a box for the criminal, and a bench for the
jurors, were arranged in due order.
At seven o'clock the constable, carry
ing his long pole in ono hand, walked in
on one side of the prisoner, the other be
ing occupied by a young assistant appoint
ed as deputy. Dr. Haywood, the valued
physician of tho family," was the officiating
Judge; and advanced to his seat with great
dignity. Though neither Mrs. Nelson oi
lier friend Mrs. Haywood a-pircd to the
honor of being members to lhe convention
for women's rights, yet on this occasion
they consented to occupy seats usually al-1
lotud to the lords of creation, and to lake
the place of jurymen. Mr. Nelson occu
pied a retired seal wlieie he could be con
sumed by tho young sprigs of the law, then
they found themselv es at a loss. Henry
Nelson Wi-s district n'torney, and Louis
was counsellor for ihe defence.
The cour: opened. The indictment was
read charging ihn prisoner (who was none
o'her than the mischievous litllc Albert
Nelson,) with breaking into the house and
stealing a pocket book containing money,
and. also attcmp.ing to purloin other arti
cles from which h was prevented by hear
ing a noise in the next room.
The prisoner with his slouched hat part
ly concealing his face, his straight bodied
coat and vest, which evidently from the
size allowed free scope to his lungs, ap
peared much excited at lhe formal and
ceremonious manner in which ho was ar
raigned, lie however plead 'not guilty,'
when some of the witnesses made such a
noise that the sheriff was obliged to rap
with his pole and call, 'order!'
The witnesses' were-then called, and
'affirmed' that they were lying in bod on
tho night of , when suddenly hearing
o noise they jumped up and looking into
mo next room, saw a young man whom
The next witness was the coustahle.who
was going by tho house, when, hearing a
loud scream for help, ho went in through
tho open window and secured the prison
er. . The evidence of Ruilt seemed so clear
and conclusive that Mrs. Haywood whis
pered to her friend, 'I shall carry in a ver
dict of guilty,'
'Attention of the jury!' said the Judge
in n slorn voice. This reprimand was so
unexpected as to cause a start which almost
threw the jury out of their seats, and rais
ed such a laugh that the sheriff was again
obliged to interpose his authority.
Louis, for the defence, now arose in a
dignified manner, and pushing his glasses
to the top of his head, proceeded to cross
question the witnesses, who, however kept
to their original statements. Having fail
ed to bring forward any direct proof in fa
vor of his client, he said he had some im
portant rcbuttinsr testimony, and called
forward James Pond, who appeared and
and grave accents charged to jury to judge
the case by the evinence given to the court,
and to remember that now the issue of
this important case rested with them.
The jury, with palpitating hearts at the
thought of sending so young a prisoner to
jail, were obliged to render a vcrdiot of
"guilty," when the young man at the bar,
with a heavy groan tried to escape from
Finally order, being restored, Mr. and
Mrs, Nelson, with their friends, Dr. and
Mrs. Haywood, retired to the parlor, leav-
LANCASTER, OHIOTHURSDAY MORNING, JULY 2C, 1855
When they were seated, Mrs. Haywood
remarked, 'I should not have supposed
tho children understood enough of the or
der of court to carry the trial through so
well.' . .
Mi s. Nelson smillod as she looked at her
husband and replied' 'Mr. Nelson has
spent tho greater part of the day in ex
plaining .to them the nature of the crime,
reading tho law; assisting them to wri'e
their speeches, and, indeed, going through
every part of tho trial. I have learned a
grent deal by listening to it.'
Dr. Haywood remarked, 'very few fath
ers realize the importance .of providing
suitable entertainments for their children.'
Young people,' replied Mr. Nelson,
will have games and frolic of some kind.
I long ago learned that parents must in
terest themselves in the sports of their
children, and provide such as nre innocent,
or they will soon find for themselves those
which may be of questionable propriety.
When I have seen tlm evil n,;i f.,,.
youth being left to seek pleasure in the
ouueca, m uicutci a, upems, or oiner unsuit
able nluCCS. 1 have t'elt enp.iillisiirnit in ll,o
course we have endeavored to pursue, to
select such as may profit as well as amuse.
Last year we had a largo store, with the
owner, clerks, accountant, book-keeper,
tellers nnd porters. Unconsciously the
young folks were taking a pretty thorough
lesson in the nrincioles'. of r.rimmnwn r
arithmetic, all the time thinking it a most
ueiigiuiui ana amusing game. I felt more
than repaid for all my troublo to day, by
hearing my little son, who was the priso
ner, Bay to his companion, as I was leav
ing the room, 'I don't believe any boys in
town have so (moil a t
never want to go away from home.'
,if.. n i i , . . .
-a hit nu, exclaimed Airs. JNtlson 'in
the management and training of a family
of children, particularly of boys, there is
no one thinir s,o nocessjn r. nsiHn finm in
culcating religious principles, as ri:ndeiii.nu
"Let sports be Tair. nndjoyaliee Innocent,
Sweet without. sour, and honey without gall,
Foryourchildrensttem nmde fo'rinerriiuunl,
iierrily spoiling huih in bower and hull."
lh'jiy Jli me uud Afot.'.er'i AssistutJ.
Kxi3tn-t of W::r.
That war is an expensive occupation, the
British Coveinnieiii and people are hegin
ing to understand by nu-niis of nugmcnttd
taxes, nnd tho opening of the tiro of the
allies suggests a calculation as to Ihe cost of
the iron bulls which have been thrown into
Sevastopol by the rivo hudred cannon
which vomited them in what GorUehnkoff
called "nn infernal fire." The accounts
represent that each of ihrse guns tired
1 2U rounds a day. This tire has been con
tinued for thirteen days making nn aggre
gate of seven hundred and eighty thou
sand missiles nined upon the city.
The weight of the nhot fired" from tho
guns of the allies varies probably from
nineteen to one hundred nnd forty pounds:
and of the shells from fifteen to one hun
dred and ten pounds and forty-five
pounds would be probably n low estimate
for nn average. This would giro a daily
delivering of iron to the Russians ammont
ing to two millions seven hundred thou
sand pounds, and a total for the thirteen
days of thirty -jive million one hundred
thousand jiounds the prime cost of which
in the rough at the average prico of pig
iron in England for the last year was not
less than three hundred and thirteen thou
sand three hundred and eighty dollars.
This is of course without any regard to
the enormous cost of transportation to the
If the cannon bnlls fired from the allies'
linos during the thirteen days, were rolled
into rail cars weighing sixty pounds to tho
yard, the cars would extend throe hundred
and thirty-two miles; or if laid as a rail
road would suffice for a single track from
New York to Albany, with all the neces
sary turn outs.
The charge of powder for each gun
would probably average about six pounds,
which would show an expenditure for the
thirteen days of four million six hundred
and eighty pounds of powder. Such pow
der is worth here eighteen cents a pound,
but in England would not' probably, cost
more than fifteen cents, at which price the
powdor cost seven hundred and two thou
sand dollars. X. Y. Courier and Enquir-
Tiik Enjoyment of Occupation. The
mind requires some object on which its
powers must be exercised, tnd without
which it preys upon itself and becomes
miserable. A person accustomed to a life
of activity longs for ease and retirement,
and when he has' accomplished this pur
pose, finds himself wretched. The pleas
ure of relaxation is known to those only
who have regular and interesting occupa
tions. Continual relaxation soon becomes
a weariness, and on this ground, we may
safely assert that the greatest degree of
real enjoyment belongs not to the luxurious
man of wealth, or to the listless ' votary of
fashion, but to the middle classes of society,
who, along with the comforts of life, have
constant and impoitant occupation.
3rLove is a queer article. People
fall into it, are led by it, into all sorts of
trouble for it, and frequently go to jail on
its account. ' It swindles the young man
and deceives the young woman. It . puts
on a fine dress, when at heart all is hollow
and frigid. It smiles from a cloud, weeps
from a laugh, and does various other mat
ters neither mentioned in Genesis or Reve
lations. It makes people the happiest and
most miserable of folks, and comes and
goes in all shapes. Cupid is a riddle.
THE lYISii WI.STItEL.
Poor Torn Brig;s! How well I rrcollect
him as he used to eater between the first
and second divisions of- the performance,
with his banjo on his shoulder, and his
cheerful "Good eve'nin,' white fulks!"
Black as he niado himielf, Tom Briggs
could not help being handsome, while the
special set of his red vest ami the exquisite
trim of his lower outline helped largely to
wards his title as the "Darkey Apollo."
There are some persons ao resolutely
handsome thatno paiut will dUfigure them
no garb entirely disguise, and of this sort
was poor Tom Briggs. Wisely apprecia
ting bis good gift-C hern-ch red the tilent
favor they insured in the minds of the au-'
diencr-, to the clack which is the reward of
preposterous exageratioii. He was the dan
dy nigger; clean as a race-horse, fine as a
star, and when his finger struck the banjo,
you felt that he was tilled with the Miirit
of an artist. Altogether, Tom Briggs was
an exlraordinaiy person, and had ho chos
en a lest humble instrument, and sabject
ad his tasto to the tutelage of science, he
w ould have achieved an elevated and re
fined renown. As it was. he distanced
rivalry.elevated tho banjo to the rank of
uie guitar, and rendered, his performance
not only the feature of a concert, but a by
word of sir pme. This makes him a char
acter worth which had once heard him,
the comment inevitably was, -"Ah, but
you tdiould have heard Tom Briggs!"
This was fame; and Tom Briggs fell its
inspiiing influence, and day by day he
played more famously because of it.
Success develops genius. Those who
cannot win it, stop on :'-e near sido of Jor
dan; and there they must remain till itgivos
them strength to -get beyond. But Tom
Briggs toi.k one jump to the right side of
Happy Valley, and leaving t ompetiiion in
tho rear, made it useful to him in the way
of contract. Every one conc eded the su
perioriiy of Tom Briggs! All minstrel
managers endeavored to secure him, and
it is lhe misfortune of us here that he was
forced to leave tho band for the cemetery
in the first week of his arrival on these
But Tom Biigo;sliaJ other nieiits than
attached to his pursuits. Ho possessed a
kind and gentle spirit; he was shy, modest
and reseived, nnd free from thc hard habits
which characterize many of liisel iss. ' He
had a great notion, too, of being a gentle
man, uud instead uf hanging about taverns
and passaging time in vulgar pleasures,
he devoted himself to elegant ntliro, good
company and that ladorious practice which
is the mother of improvement.
Nevertheless, Tom Briggs, pursued these
inclinations without offence to his profess
ional associates. Wilh all his niceness of
dress nnd manner there was no exceptional
vanity in his bearing; nothing about him
which the most jealous critic could style
"airish." He had nu inborn gentility which
oozed out of him, as it were, gracefully,
and you could feel no more objection to il
tl nn to the just prido of a handsome girl,
who only evinces an aminbh) desire to be
fine. Elegance was his "natural gait, "and
I verily believe his comrades took as much
pride as himself in his straw kids, and per
haps felt that they were in somo way asso
ciated with the dignity of ihe band.' Cer
tain it is, that his unassuming excellence
had made adeepimprefsion on their minds
and when he was lowered out of sight.ma
ny a tear dropped silently into the fresh
sand that laid ready to be heaped into his
Tho evening performance that succeed
ed this ceremony, was a doleful one. "For
my part," said Horn, "I scarcely knew
what I was about. Tom nnd I had travel
ed together for years, nnd it seemed to me
as if 1 had lost a brother. All my main
business was done wilh him, nnd when I
looked around, in the middle of my work,
and found a strange face in place of his,
nnd remembered that I haJ just helped to
put him in the ground, 1 nearly 'broke
As he said this, tho eye of the humorist
became moist, a slight tremor and huski
ness was perceptible in his voice, and turn
ing half round, so as to look another way,
hcsuddenly asked a crowd of us to drink.
"Ah, gentlemen," said he, when we had
all got our glasses, and he had cleared his
throat, "You'll never see the like of pooi
Tom Briggs again! He was different from
most other players. They seldom take
any prido in their business, and are gen
erally satisfied with any cheap instrument
they can get; but Tom was very particular;
he never stood upon the price of a banjo,
when he got a good one, he was always
studying some way to ornament and im
prove it. He had a light one and a heavy
ono for different kind" of work, and he
played so strong that he got a piece of
steel made for the end of his finger, as a
sort of shield-like, to prevent tearing off
his nail. He was very fond of playing tho
heavy one, and when he was coming up
the coast, he would sometimes strike bis
strongest notes, and then turn round to me
so proud and say, "Ahj Eph," what'll
they think when they hear the old Cre
mona speak like that?"
"It did not make any difference when he
took sick. He played all the same. On
ly after he got here, he could play only the
light one. He used to have it hanging a
gainst the wall, so as he could reach it in
bed. Most any time you went in you'd
bear him talkin to the old Cremona, as be
called it, and making it talk back to . him.
But by'm by he got eo weak he could
scarcely hold on to it, and I hare sat by
his bed and watched him till ihe sound be
came so faint, that it seemed a if he and
the banjo were both falling into a dream.
All the while he kept a good heart poor
fellow; anil wo kept encouraging him along
too; and every now and then lie would
raise himself up and say, "Ah! how I'll
make 'em look around when I get strength
enough, once more, to make the old ban
But at last be felt that l,e w gone; and
after some stri-ight, seniihle talk, he told
us that when he died, to take the two ban
jos and pack them up carefully and eend
them home to his father and mother. An
hour before he went, he asked mo to hand
him his banjo. He took a hold of it, and
looked at a tor a minute as if he was look
ing at a nerson whom he nn
with forever; and then hetrid to" Lit it.
But he could merely diop the weight of
his thin lingers on the cords. There was
no stroke.to his touch at all. Ho could
just bailey make a sound, and that was so
tine that it appeared to vanish away like
the buzz of a fly It was so dim that I" don't
believe that he heard it himself, and he
dropped his hand as if be gave it np.
Then he looked at me as if he understood
everything in the woi Id, and said, 'It's no
use hang it up, Eph I cannot hit it any
more!' These were the last words that
poor Tom Briggs ever spoke.'
At this tho speaker wiped a tear from
his eyes, but it did bim no discredit!, for
he had described the death of au artist.and
given the best proof of a man. California
Pioneer, fur January.
A Romance of Bohemia-.-TIio following
pathetic incident is related of n young pain"
ter, who was one of the moneyless adven
turers known in Paris as Bohemians:
'This hero had remained in a hotel in
Naples, living one day on a great-coat.the
next on a pair of pantaloons, eold to a Jew.
One morning the landlord, who saw that
the wardrobe must, at this rale, verv soon
vanish, appeared before his guest, and said
to him: !
'Here are a hundred francs, go back to
France, you enn remit me the money when
you get to Paris.'
The young Bohemian who was a pain
ter, would not accept (he money so liber
ally offered to him, till he had legitimate
ly earned ii.
The landlord had a wife and two daugh
ters; the Bohemian immortalized the whole
family on canvas, and including a scullion
into the bargain.
This accomplished, he took hi way to
the steamboat accompanied by the land
lord, now loth to lose him. Happy youth!
The charm that it spreads around is 6o
great, that it melts tho heart of Neapolitan
On the packet, our Bohemian met a
handsome young woman, to whom he did
not dare to speak, ske appeared so much
of a lady, such a noble creature.
. Nevertheless he picked np courage grad
ually, nnd introduced himself to the proud
beauty, as a young gentleman traveling for
instruction, but who had, unfortunately,
left his tutor in the crater of Vesuvius.
The bait took, and the passage to Mar
seilles was delightful. But bad luck would
have it, the horrible custom-house officers
begun to examine thc luggage.
Our Bohemian tried to steal off; hut he
was kept back, his keys were forced from
him, and his box opened.
It contained three paving-stones!
General petrification of the passengers.
The trunk of the beautiful traveler was
Oh, happiness! it contained nothing but
The great lady is herself nothing but a
Bohemian! delicious mistake! exquisite dis
covery! They started togethor for Paris and liv
ed there happily, for an eternity of fifteen
"She lias breastwork and knees," said
Ike, describing the new U. S. ship Merri
mac to Mrs. Partington, and he looked up
at her rougishly.. "What is that, Isaac?"
said the old lady, looking up from a pio
found contemplation of Dudley Lenvitt's
almanac. She had not caught all the re
mark. "She has breastworks and knees,"
repeated lko, smil'ng. "Breastworks and
knees?" said Mrs. Partington impressively
With a face that had a whole moral code
written upon it, "and how do you know
that?" "I saw 'em," returned "ho, "and
put my hand on 'em.", "Well," said she,
raising her finger like a guide-p'ost, "you
must not let me hear such a thing from
you again. Such shameless conduct is
without a parable in one so young, and I
nm almost ready to believe all they say of
the moral turpentine of youth." She
looked anxiously at Ike, who was silting
on his legs and rocking to and fro1 "It
was the new Rhip I was talking about,"
said he, grinning at the mistake she had
made. "Oh!" said she, "was that all?
well the lesson may be laid away in your
mind till you need it." The old lady took
a pinch of snuff, with her eyes upon the
picture of the stiff corporal upon the wall,
but the picture was moveless, and she
turned toward Ike, who was making a row
of port-holes in the side of a sheet of gin-ber-bread
ready for the oven.
Balloon Ascension. Mr. W.. D. Ban
nister maee one of the most daring balloon
ascensions from Ad rain, Michigan, on reo
ord. He left Adrain on the 8th inst., and
in 4 hours and 5 minutes afterwards land
at Red Bank, Clarion county. Pa., 360
miles distant making the progress of the
aerial ship about ninety milet an hour!
The Reca4 Criminal.
A great number of persons who know
the celebrated Dr. B -t-, a profesorof
the College of Surgeons, save often heard
him relaU, the following Ancient anecdote:
Ono day that he had procured the bodie
of two criminals, who had been executed.
lor me purpose or anatomy, not be-in" able
to Cud the key of the dissecting room at
the moment the two ub!ects were brought,
he ordered them to be deposited in an a-
partment contiguous to bis bed room. i
Wuring tbe evening. Dr. B wrote
and read as usual! previous to retiring to
rest. The clock had just struck one, and
all the family slept soundly, when all at
once a dull sound proceeded from the room
containing the bodies.
liiinkiug that perhaps the cat had been
shut up there by mistake, he went to see
what could be the cause of this unexpected
noise. What was his astonishment, or
rather horror, on discovering that the sack
which contained the bodies was torn asun
der, and on going nearer he discovered
that one of the two bodies was missing.
The doors and windows had been fast
ened with the greatest care, and it appeaed
impossible that the body could have been
stolen. The good doctor felt rather nerv
ous on rem irking this, and it was not with
out an uneasy sensation that he began to
look about him; when to his horror and
Hmozcment, he perceived the missing body
sitting upright in one corner.
Poor Dr. B , at this unexpected ap
parition, became transfixed with terror,
which was increased by observing the
death like sunken eyes of the corpse fixed
upon him, and whichever way he moved,
those dreadful eyos still followed him.
The worthy doctor, more dead than a
livo, now began to beat a quick retreat,
without, however, losing sicrut of the ob
ject of his terror; he retreated, step by step,
one nana noiaing Hie candle and the other
extended in search of the door, which he
at length gained; hut there is no escape,
toe specire naa risen and followed him,
whose lived features, added to the lateness
of the hour and the stillness of the night
seemed to conspire to deprive the poor
doctor of what little courage he had left
his strength fails the candle falls from his
hand, and the scene is now in complete
Tho good doctor has, however, gained
his apartment and thrown himself npon bis
bed; but the fearful spectre had followed
him it has caught him, and seizes hold of
his feet with bolh hands. At this climax
of terror, the doctor loudly exclaimed,
'whoever vou nre, leave me!'
At this the spectre let go his hold and
moaned feebly these words: 'Pity, good
uangman, iiave pity on roe!
Tiie doctor now discovered his mystery.
and recovered, little by little, his compos
ure, ne explained to tlie criminal, who
had so narrowly escaped death, who he
was, and prepared to call some of his fam
ily. 'Do you, then wish to destroy me?' ex
claimed the criminal. 'If I am discover
ed, me adventure will become public, and
I shall be brought to the scaffold the second
time. In the name of humanity save me
The good Doctor then rose and procur
ed a light; he muffled his unexpected visi
tor in an old dressing gown; and having
made him take some restoring cordial, tes
tified a desire to know what crime had
brought him to the 6cafl"old.
He was a deserter.
Dr. B did not well know what
means to employ in order to save this poor
creature. Ha could not keep him in his
houe,Hnd to turn him out would be to ex
pose hira to certain death. The only way,
then, was to get him into the country; so
having made him dress himself in some
old clothes, which the kind doctor selected
from his wardrobe, he left town early with
his porlege; whom he represented as an as
sistant in a difficult case upon which he
had been called in.
When they had got into the open part
of the country, the wretched creature
threw himself at the feet of his benefactor
and liberator, to whom he swore eternal
gratitude, aud the generous doctor having
supplied his wants hy a small sum of mon
ey, the grateful creature left him with
many blessings and prayers for bis happi
ness. About twelve years after this occur
rence, Dr. B had occasion to visit
Amsterdam. Having gone one day to the
bank, he was accosted by a well-dressed
man one who had been pointed out to
him as one of the most opulent merchants
of the city.
The merchant asked him if he was not
Dr. B , of London, and on his answer
ing him in the affirmative, pressed him to
dine at his house, which invitation the
worthy doctor accepted. On arriving at
tho house of the merchant be was shown
into an elegant apartment, where a charm
ing woman and two lovely children wel
comed him in a most friendly manner;
which reception surprised him the more as
coming from persons he bid never before
After dinner, the merchant, having tak
en him into his counting room, seized his
hand, and having pressed it with a warmth,
said to him:
Do you not recollect me!'
'No,' said the doctor.
'Well then, I remember vou well, and
your features will never be obliterated
from my memory for to you I owe my
life. Do you not remember the poor de
serter? On leaving you I went to Hol
land. Writing a good hand and being a
ESTABLISHED IN 1820
good accountant, I aeon obtained a situa
tion as ciorK in a merchant's office, ilj
good conduct and ceal aoon r fi.r ma ftia
confidence of my employer, end the aSee-
, ' J a. wu. -
uuu ci ins asugnier. w nea be rmnm
from business 1 succeeded Lib. mnd fast-
came his son-in-law; bat without jvae
care, Wuiiout your generous asmstaaeets a
should not bare lived to enjoy aotnaca
happiness. Generous man! henoefertli
consider my fortune, tny boose, and jut-
.!r e-u ' '
atjn, t nun y yours. . ...
The kind doctor was affected raa to
tears, and both those happy beings partie-
ipaieu in me most lovely expressions a
their feehntr. wrriipli wrA trvn .1i-jmmI 1v
o ' . . j
the meri-linnt's inrArs.;tin futnilw tvWi
came to join tbem. lacJcuvod"s Mey4-
Let it Lire.'
'Let it live.' said a kind hearted lady.
a short time since, as she picked up sfiyieg
oug irom the Hoor, and iielpcd it out ot lhe
window. She piobably thought tlwre was
plenty of room in the wide world for it.
and there was no good reason for killing
We can see nothing wrong in tilling a
poisonous serpent, or a dangerous boatof
the forrest, as they are hurtful, and areev
idenly our enemies. God has also ahowa
us that it is perfectly right to kill such ani
mals as aie good for our food; but to kill
any thing that has life and feeling merely
for sport, or through wantonness, is wrong,
and the habit induiged in begets and tulu
rates cruelty in one's heart.
The fishes that swim in the waters, the
beasts that roam through the forrest, the
birds that fly in the air, and the insects
that crawl among the leaves, were . all
made to live, and love to live; and when
we, thronghjrecklessness, destroy them, it
does no good, but brings death to them,
and the act injures us, as it engenders a"
More than half the music in the world is
made by birds and insects; and yet there
is cruehy enough among mn and boys to'
hush all this melody by recklessly killing
the creatures which God has made to live;
to sing, and be happy.
Let us not be cruel, but let these crea
tures live and enjoy life as best they can.;
let them (kip over the hills, orglide through
the waters, or fly in the air, or sing among
the trees, as God has given them ability:
Let them live, and by their example teach
us lessons of activity and industry. Bo
kind towards insects, birds, and beasts, and
you will be more likely to be kind to your
fellow beings, and to secure kindness in re
turn. A "Skeart"- Fioirivi. The Detroit
Democrat 6t Inquirer tells a good story of
a poor fugitive negro, who arrived in that
city on Wednesday morning, haviug come
all the way from Michigan City in a cbsely
shut corn car. With the thermometer at
80 degs. or thereabout, and considering;
the nature of corn to evolve heat, the poor
darkie must have been in a warm condi
tion by the time he arrived at Detroit.
He had drank no water and eat nothing
but raw corn for three days ! The car was
opened and Calf mide his appearance,'
bleached to a soft cream color and covered!
'Hillo!' says the conductor, 'where ar'
'From Kentucky, Massa.'
'How did you find the traveling?'
'Oh, Massa, berry warm.'
The poor fellow was perfectly reeking
with prespiration. At ,this time, up step
ped one of the railroad men and says:
You'r thc man IV got the papers'
'Oh, Massa,' said the old wooly head,'
'bress de Lor, Ize cool now. iJon't
send a poor nigger back. Dev'll skid
um alive if dey cotch urn back dere.'
Meanwhile he had got out of the car,
and one of the men says to him, do you see
that place over the river? Now, you run
for it, and we will keep the man who is af
ter you till you get a fair start. So the fu
gitive made tracks at a swinging gate urf
the dock, and caught the Transit Just at'
she was starting over with a drove of hogs,
and the way he plunged into the drove
over the taffrail, raised the most horrible;
squealin, both on and off the docks, that
has been heard in that vicinity since the new1
runer law has gone into opperation. The"
man that had the papers of course enjoyed
the sport with the rest.
Drift of the Ocean. In a letter trj
the editor of the Xutional Intelligencer,
dated Juno 7th, Lieut. Maury has demon-"
strated, to his own satisfaction, that Wfi
drift of the "King of Rivers" and the
"Father of Waters" as he terms the Ama
zon and the Mississppi, is through the'
Florida Pass out upon the broad bosom of
the Atlantic; thus demonstrating that the
drift-wood from the Andes down the Ama
zon, and frjm the Rocky Mountains down
the Missouri, coming together in the Gulf
of Mexico, were together swept onward
by the Gulf Stream. Ilia proof lies is
this, that in 1851. Lieut. S. P. Le, U. 8.
N., was sent out in the brig Dolphin to
verify discoveries. A bottle thrown over
board on the 18tb of May, 1852, contain
ing a paper with date and position of the
vessel, was picked up by Lieut. De Haven,
U. S. N., 2d April, 1855, on the beach of
Galveston Island, Texas. From the lat.
and long, in which the bottle was thrown
overboard and that in which it was (bund,
Lieut. Maury finds full confirmation of Ida
theory of the Gulf current.