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C0RBB8P0KDKNCE OF THE N. T. JOURNAL OF I worn 1 ?1 nnl' /tlAllma **?!?? #? /?*...? ? ? I ? I. ?nn"
Paris, August 17, lSo?.
We wero not quito fortunate in the
weather of Saturday. Rain fell copiously
at intervals throughtout the day, and rendered
difficult the illuminations of the evening.
Nevertheless, a half or third of the inhabiants
and visitors were abroad, forenoon
.id afternoon, .and very long tails were
ruied at the door of the theatres for the
.gratis pe: formances, which began at two
o'clock. The managers provided their most
attractive pieces. The grand dramatic
spectacle was in the Champ de Mars, and
drew at least a hundred thousand spectatorsThe
subject of the military pantomime was
the submission of the Kabvls : The stage
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???io yji mu IIUUUICU jiuua , IHCIVU I
hundred infantry, five hundred cavalry, and
two artilery b> tteries operated in it. The
military action, the mountain scenery, and
the picturesque costumes of male and female
natives, were admirably devised. No
disorder anywhere; 110 accident, except that
?just as the pyrotechnics finished, a church
in Chaiiott was seen to be in a blaze. The
crinolines of the ladies in the crowds constituted
the chief embarrassment. Addison
relates that a person of his time, who
determined to dress according to the rules
of common sense, was soon, in consequence,
put into a lunatic asylum. No such danger
for the fair sex of our day, whether of
t It A A/in / >1 ai* (lm />/< t? TT nn/1
?.uv fiuuv ivft ui biiu uuo v\jn% vi nuu
Empress will set out this afternoon for
Biarritz. Our morning papers furnish nothing
of pontics absolutely new ; they are
angry with Lord Palmerston for his third
denunciation of the sceme of the Seuz Canal,
and with Lord John Russell's protest
against the continued Austrian and French
occupation in Italy.
Our ministerial press expresses entire satisfaction
with the acquiescence of tho British
Government in the annulment of the
Moldavian elections, as the case was explained
by Lords Clarendon and Palmerston
in Parliament. There is increased
confidence that Louis Napoleon will bring
about tbe union ot the rrineipaliues, in a
way to crealo a Rouman nat'ou and State,
and to establish the ascendancy of races
susceptible of every degree and form of
civilization. Tho situation of Great Britaiu
in regard to India and China, js sagaciously
treated in the Constitutionnel; and the important
debate of the 11 ill, in the House of
Commons, seems to be well understood by
tbe Journal des Debats. The speech of
Mr. D'Isreali in that debate strikes me as
tho ablest he has delivered during tbe session;
tbe views and maxims arc of the loftiest
elevation and scope, lliosc of a philosophical
statesman. Lord Palmerston
must have fell tbe strictures and the rebuke.
Mr. Whiteside, too, the Irish member, exercised
his uncommon powers wilh indisputable
effect. This gentleman's speech 011 the
t i.:h .1 1
I1CW UiJlf WilO nil Ull^UUUU, ?U IIJOU UV;L1 Vt'j ou
impressive, eloquent, that it extorted from
Lord Palmerston, who followed him immediately,
emphatic encomiums, to which the
* whole Houso assented by hearty cheers.?
If Mr. Whiteside should persevere in such
_ demonstration of his rare abilities, he will
prove himself a worthy successor of the
Sberidans, Grattans and Plunketta. The
share which he took in the dobato of the
. 11th, on the Indian question, did him like
credit. Mr.'Vernon Smith, the President
of the Board of Control, who replied to
him, confessed "the greatest admiration for
the lively eloquence with which the honorable
gentleman entertained the House."?
Lord John Russell's spcech on the same
Ai>i?aoiAM ttra motr iIia
vwwv") untj VOIVVIII iUO lliuow OCIIOiUIC
?* anil valuable 4ie lias pronounced since tlie
re-omening of Parliament. He thought it
" likely, that there was a general conspiracy
of the nativfe province# of India for llic
purpose of subverting tho British power."
: ' ^fr. D'lsraeli exclaimed?" there is vast and
imminent danger to our country and our
power." Su^ti is the apprehension of the
majority of British politicians, and the opinion
of the French.. Tbe ulterior consequen
? ces may Wthe vortt.
'*'^tj' rare that, our public festivals are
"r* mar Iced by any-novelty of device in pageants,
p&nps, or sports; but 4he celebration
^UrlWinsUnt possessed that ^attraction^
o'tfv-<fr th^ same nature* might not
% " <n$cu"r-ffcr?- long period. It had intrinsic
difliftr: magnificence in itself, as well <u
.jmrrr * v ?
and general success in tbe
??UH^r long gallery of one side, con?<#&&*
P'*010*'0^ l',e Louvre and tbe
' ^pteries, wore tbe aspect, first, of an exlii
bfthn of floriculture; *11 sort* of ricli and
' odoriferflti* plants were collected, and dis-.
triUile^ io ?? to regale tbe imperial prooafaio#
jri th odors and blossoms. Flags
Mfe tW; fteigbboring bouses, and
from all 4he great hotels of tbo Rno de
lUvofi. b*rge bodjes of glittering troopa
formed lines of great extent; the National
Guards had tbo stations of honor, the completion
of tlio stupendous enterprise being
^told a civic achievement. Tbe whole of
da dfiiHtv au unved on ur.h miIan( <1i?
"JBTTT/ -v ""
titredr on which the throne wu erected.
, B*ery dignitary of .ilie sereral branches of
the Imperial and the State service appeared
in'tfcf chosen gallery. The ladies?a host
were accommodated in elevated oncJo.
auras, prepared for tlieir presence. Transverse
seats below had been allotted to tlie
workmen of the structures, on whom special
rewards xvoro to be bcitojyed. Tbey
kill gloves. Had lliey been dressed with
ncnt, clenn blouses, or in their Sunday suits,
there would hnvo been more congruity and
a better effect. Their demeanor was perfectly
decorous; the array commanded rcspect
and interest. The French common
laborers know how to behave themselves in
all formal celebrations?on every occasion
of public display, which they understand to
be national nnd for their enjoyment?in the
same degree, at least, as for the rulers and
Achille Fould, the Minister of State and
of the Emperor's Household, who, by virtue
of his office, exercised the chief supervision
of the works of the Louvre, nlaced himself
in front of the Imperial estrade and delivered
an elaborate address lo Uis Majesty.
The compliments are well conceivcd and
expressed ;?too much perhaps in the vein
and diction of the homage which used to
be paid to the first Napoleon. However,
it was Napoleon III who resolutely
carried out to admirable completion the designed
of Henry IV and all his Bourbon
successsors, and of "Napoleon the Great."
The royal residcnco was begun by Francis
I, and embeiiished by Henry II?the first
stone of the completion was laid on the
25th of Jul)', 1852; on the 14th of Au- '
gust, 1857, the Louvre and the Tuilerios !
formed one palace. M. Floud dulv com- 1
meliorated the merits of architects, artists, J
master mechanics, and day laborers.
The names of the individuals to whom
crosscs or medels had been adjudged, were
then proclaimed; each ascended the Imperial
platform aud received his trophy
from the hand of the Emperor, along with
a benignant 6alution. As the fifty elect of
the workmen withdraw from the estrade,
one by one, their comrades on the cross
benches lustily applauded. After this
ceremonial came the speech of the Emperor
to the whole coTpany ; all stood up during
the delivery. This compo.?' n is excellent
in every rc?pect. It is n lengthy ; in the
greater part the ideas have a novel, philosophical
cast; the history of monuments,
it fays, ha6 its ph'losophy like the history
nf fnrla N??nAloA? Ml..-* ? * - 1 ? 1
....... ....|/vievii iijiLi^y iiiusiraiuu anu
generalized this truth. The completion of ;
the Louvro has cost thirty-six millions of
francs; three thousand was the average '
daily number of workmen ; a hundred and '
fifty-four statuaries were constantly em- '
ployed ; painters and other decorators with- '
out number. The Minister of State gave,
in the evening, a banquet of 470 covers; '
the workmen were in the majority?inclu- '
ding one woman, the widow of a stone !
cutter, who for years filled his place for
the support of his children.
In honor of the festival of the 15th ult.,
a very large number of promotions iu all
the higher branches of the public service
were decreed; the higher titles in the Legion
of Honor were most liberally bestowed.
The Cardinal Archbishop of Paris, Morlot,
was appointed Grand Almoner of the Court;
the Bishon of NailO.V. Rn<x-i;il PVinr.loin
. - ?j j -i : >
and bolh were nominated commanders in
the Legion of Honor; two personages of
signalment, one of whom is General Daumas,
author of the instructive books on
Algeria?liavo been added to the list of
Senatore. Among the Imperial favors for
the day are pardons or communications of
punishment for nino hundred and ninetytwo
convicts in the galleys, the c ntral prisons
and tho penitentiaries; and a partial
remission of penalties for two hundred and
ten minor offenders. All the military in
confinement for breaches of discipline were
enlarged; double rations of wine and a
half day's pay were bestowed on all the
troops of the first military division; the
barracks and the military establishments
were illuminated in the evening.
The camp now being formed at Chalons
will exceed in the nnmhpr nf ?1i?
that which was long maintained?but broken
up, last summer, at Boulogne. A railroad
of about five leagues, iB nearly finished,
to afford readier access for visitors. The
Emperor has directed tho construction of a
circus, spacious enough for fiifteen thousand
spectators; ii will serve chiefly for the
amusement of tho troops ; the official superintendent
is the chief of the Paris Hippodrome,
who has never been surpassed as
a circus manager, and contriver of military
scenes, equ^trian exercises, and chariot races;
for his corps of performers?several
hundreds of both sexes?a reinforcement is
to be projided, of eight or ten of the most
brilliant and skillful horsemen in each regiment.
Hie formal opening is to be the
distinguishing event of next month. Many
of the Royal Princes of Europe will attend
the manceuvres in the course of the autumn,
Prince Albert the first. It is believed that
Queen Victoria, with two of her children,
means to be the guests of the Frcuch sovereigns
of the Chateau of Coroplegne;
equal terms for the entente cordiale.
Fort Napoleon, in tho centre of the
Kabyl mountains and strougeit tribes, and
in Id !! <? iliA m/vat
HIW UIV?f HMjn/l M?UI> |IVDIilVliV|
will have eighteen bastion*; a large portion
< f its walls will rest on the edge of its precipices
two hundred yards high ; the thickness
of its walls renders a breach by the tribes
utterly impossible; the whole fortress may
be defended by throe handred men against
any external force; its regular garrison,
however, amounts to three tboueand; it will
bp abundant)* oupplied with w#ter; it cover&
utci.o nauiits ^izuu acres,j and includes
magazines of artillery, arms of every description,
ammunition, barracks, officers'
pavillions, open spaces for training and reviews,
an electrical telegraph, a chapel, presbytery,
prison and bureaux for civil and
criminal administration. A city will, ere
long, be built under the protection of its
ramparts. Berlin expects a visit from the
Emperor Napoleon about the middle of the
autumn. Since 181G the population of
that city has nearly doubled ; it amounts
to 437,000; since 1830, rents hare risen,
on an average, one-third. A postal treaty
is in negotiation between France and Spain.
Tlie Madrid official Gazette states that the
general census of tho population will present
tho figure of seventeen or eighteen
We have most favorable accounts of tho
progress o' the Ronmi railroads ; tho line
of Civita Vecchia is prosecuted with the
greatest activity; tho Company of the
Central road, called Pio Central, have bogun
on several points tlio execution of
their enterprise ; eio long Koine will be entirely
connected with the city of Naples.?
The extensive repairs of tho Vatican will be
finished by the period of the Pope's return
Lo that palace, early next month. On the
3d the Ponlift" held at Bologna, a consissistory,
at which uine cardinals were present;
his allocution did not embraco the
new ecclesiastical relations with Spain,
Portugal, Wurtemburg, and Baden. A
full exposition of them, as well as of the
?venLs and results of the journey of the
Pope, will be submitted, on his return, to J
.lie Sanred College. The concordat with
[jaden was on tlie eve of conclusion : the
jull finally ratifying the past sales of the
icclesiastical property in Spain, was ready
.0 bo transmited to Madrid. Thorough rcbrm
in the Roman military nclminiatratior. ,
i\as undertaken with the counsel and aid of
.ho commander of the French troops and
liis intendents, who are members of the ,
ilovcrnmeiit Committc for the purpose.
Tlio Emperor of Austria set out again ,
an the 8th inst., for Hungary. His progress
is to bo rendered memorable by the most
liberal arrangements with the magnates,
imd a reform of the abuses and deficiencies
which obstruct the weal of the several rases
in the kingdom. The Archduke Govsrnor
General of the Lombardo-Venetian
kingdom, and bis bride of Belgium, found
?nd enthusiastic welcome at Trieste, and
were assured of the same at Melato. The
extensive journies of the continental sovereigns,
and the royal matches which occasion
celebrations and popular excitement in
the nrincina1 rritips nrwl nlnnrr ili/?
1 1 O f "i*"
ulous routes, tend to royalizo Europe more
and more. The Republican sensation of
1848-49, is worn out. All the present
spectacles and emotions are on the side of
monarchy alone familiar to the eyes and
thoughts of the multitude, and identified
with the gratifications and interest* of the
upper classes. Imperialism absorbs the
political and social mind of France. Moreover,
as to material prosperity and prospects,
the existing governments seem to all
the substantial and industrial world, the
best agency and security under the peculiar
circumstances of each country.
Our Bourse is satisfied with the returns
of the Bank of France for the month end
!.? llit. Tl 1-1- - -
...g uiv iuw >11111. x iic wnuie amount ot
the inetalic reserve is 245 millions; of notes
in circulation, 609 millions; the proportiou
is sufficient; the premium for the purchase
of gold and silver is stated at nearly
432,000 francs. Thero was an increase in
the advance on railway securities; also, in
the port-feuille, or discount accommodation,
fifteen millions, and the total is six
hundred and one millions francs; the
credit account current of the Treasury 1ms
reached a hundred ar.d eighteen millions.
The Bank assists trade and business, as far
as it is prudent to go, from the resources
anoracu by tue increase or its capital.?
The budget for 1858, of the city of Paris,
has been submitted to the muncipal councils,
and inserted in the Montieur. The receipts
and expenses are balanced at upwards
of seventy-two millions of francs.?
The number of Primary Schools in the
capital is 286, with 601 teachers and 53,607
pupils. A million of francs are assigned
to the repair and embellishment of
Wordt.?Soft words soften the soul.?
Angry words are fuel to the flame of wrath,
and malce it blaze more freely. Kind
-1- 1- -
wuru* iiibko oiuer people good-natured?
cold words freeze people and liot words
scorch them, and bitter words make thero
wrathful. There is such a rush of all other
kinds of words, that it seems desirable to
give kind words a chance among them.
There are vain words, and basty words,
and spiteful words, and silly words, and
empty words, anfr profane words, and boisterous
words, and tfarlike words. Kind
words also produce their image on men's
souls, and a beautiful image it is. Tbey
ootlie, and qaiet, and eomfort the hearer.
Thej shame hire on to? bit soar, aod loorose,
and ualrind feelings. We have not
yet began to ate kind wotds in such aUoadance
asrtj^ought to be used.
Mortification in a wounded or diseased |
part may sometimes be nrereaiedVf surrounding
it with charcoal,
HUTJKS AT *OHTRBAL?INTKBX8TIXG CtJKlosmxas
of histobt, *c.
An attendant at the Scientific Convention
nt Montreal, writes to the Boston Traveller
THE NATURAL 1II8TOKY ROOMS.
The rooms of the Natural History Society,
under whose auspices the Scientific
Association meets, are in Little St. James
ttt rr?nt TIlA AAllArt??An ?-4 - ? *?
?(?w v?va?v-v>iav/i? U1 UUflUBlilUH IS j
much better than that of the Boston Society,
as a whole, but inferior in some of its
classes. There is a fine young whale
which, if it had not unluckily been caught,
would have been a whaler by this time.
The collection of birds is fully equnl to that
of the BoBton Socioty, and some of them
arc so much like life that ono almost expects
to hear the songs break forth.
Among the curiosities of history, I noticed
a scarf oncc worn by the unfortunate
Mary Queen of Scots. It is of most elaborate
workmanship?the stitching unlike anything
with which I am acquainted at the
present time; also the figure of Christ, in
embroidery, taken from a robe worked by
Queen Isabella of Costile and Aragon?
beautifully done. Time has not taken
awnv the brierht hues of tli? fln?.
In llie same cabinet is a picco of tbc boat
which Malcolm III steered across the lochs
of Scolliind ; also a short sword from the
Bold of Culloden, where the hopes of
Charles Edward went down in darkness
and blood. There also, are urns from
Ponipeil?the ashes of the dead still in
them?of the dead who, centuries ago, performed
their part in life. There, too, side
L?y side, are bullets from Pittsburgh?
those tired by the British, and also by the
Americans in 1814. Those from the British
moulds are much the largest. Once
Lliey were sent with deadly nim and winged
jptreJ by opposing forces each at the other,
but now they are side by side, representing
the pcace between the nations.
What silent eloquence is in these balls.
The great past, laden with all the incidents
of time, full of tbe glory, tho majesty and
beauty of tho departed aires comes hack.
[ heboid tlie lovely Queen of Scots; I see
llie boat of Malcolm on the deep; and the
claymore's clang, the shout of the Highland
clan, aro in my ears; I enter the
Alliambra and behold the beautiful mosaics
of its marble floors, and stand in the
presence of tho Cavaliers of Spain ; as i go
further back to the old Roman times, and
march with the victorious legions along the
Appian way, stepping upon this fragment
of innrUp ^rnoliA/1 #1?a
...... uwtu.w VIUHIIVU l/J bKO IIV7UI
of a centurian'a charger from the polished
pavement. Or I stand beside the sacred
graves, where the dust of the great departed
is gathered in burial urns. Ilere it is,
fine powder which a breath of wind may
scatter far and wide! Once it was solid
bone, clothed with fleshy garments and
nerves that grasped the sword or swayed the
History has its lessons?great, glorious,
sublime leSsons, teaching the nations. The
birds, the reptiles, the relics before me, are
but broken fragments gathered from the
feasts of nations ; but in tliero now there is
life-giving principle, eloquent for the present
It is worth our while, at timer, to turn
from the busy, hurrying present, to what
lins gone before us?to be transported by
a relic down the steps of time to primitive
years. When we return from such
wanderings the present is more of a reality.
A noticeable feature in the Natural
History rooms, is tho great variety of hats
collected from all nations. There is the
Mexican broad-brim, of plaited straw and
small high crown, ten inches high and
three in diameter at tho top of the cone;
the African slouch, of rushes, nicely braided
but sadly crumpled, as if innumerable bricks
bad been carried in it; the Chinese, spread!
a - _L?.I J -ri!.- -?J %T ^
?ng out. iiko a niiieiu ui uiu uiu n oriu ?ntons,
the counterpart of that borne by
Bruce at Bannockburn, as pictured in tbe
old books; the Japanese, something like
the Chinese, but the prototype of one of
Waterman's dish-covers: the brass helmet
of an English trooper, in vogue two centuries
ago; the modern hat, of felt and fur?
all of them hanging in a row upon the
walls. The customs and characters of the
people who wore them are manifest. They
represent national trails of charaoter. A
great deal might be made out of that row
- . XX-iY
or bats, u one but bad the lime and space
Among other curiosities is a deer's bead
grown iuto a tree. The poor buck, perhaps
in a fit of desperation committed suicide by
running bis bead against the oak, and
perchance the poor follow got bung up
ngainst his will, but by some means he
became incorporated with the tru'nkof the
tree, and the brains and bones were at last
clothed with live oak. It was found in the
forest near Ottawa.
The collection of waif clubs from the
Pacific are numerous ; also tho relics from
Sevastopol. Thero are numerous fishes,
crabs, lobsters, chells aqd sponges* and cor|
als. and* takca all in a)), it is one of the
colfottoft.'Mr tlw Continent. ^ 3'
Soctety of W*?
vtf'Jb? itft ?uccc?*tn #? fotw.
. -' Ui'.-t: --.^i
Corretpondnice of the Journml of Commerce.
(USDS ACT) PLANTS FIIOM SOUTH AFBICA.
Umtwalume, Natal, )
South Africa, April 14, 1857. J
Somo three years ago, you will remember,
I sent to you a few seeds of the " China
Sugar Cane" or " Sorgho" called by
the Kafirn, " JrnfeI bavo not seen your
report of your trial at cultivating it, but I
am pleased to see that it is becoming quite
nnnnltir in fl?<* 0t-'? * 1
r ui? uiiivvu outiva. i uo not
know whether I had the honor of first calling
the public attention to it, but in your
paper of December 9th, 1856, in thonotico
of tho Agricultural Itcport of Patent Office,
you speak of it as having been introduced
into the United States from Natal, South
Africa. It will please those who cultivate
it to know that hero it has been granulated
into beautiful sugar; but I am not able
now to give tho minutiae of tho process.?
At the same time I sent tho seeds to you, I
forwarded a fow to Prof. Hopkins, of Williams
College, Mass., which he cultivated
with gratifying results, and tho juice of
which he pronounced nearly as highly
charged with saccharine matter as the regu1
1 ' 1 * *
mr sugar c.ane, uui no was not able to granulate
it. I have the second crop growing in
my garden this year from one planting;
numerous shoots having come out from the
roots, after the cutting of the first crop.?
The cultivation of sugar is attaining great
importance In this little colony. Last year
the average yield was two tons of good sugar
per acre, which sold at from ?30 to ?34
per ton, making about $300 worth per
I commenced this paper for the purpose
of introducing to your notice another indigenous
product cf Natal. It is said to belong
to tbo " Apocynads," and is called by
the natives, Itungulu. It grows chiefly
near thn 5o n -I-?1- ? ?
? ~ Vw?wH ^ ?u m i,uvi iij oni uu ur u
reaching in favorable situations ten or
twelve feet in height. It is at all points defended
by numerous thorns, strong and
sharp. Many of the thorns branch, twice
or thrice, always throwing out the branches
opposite and at right angles. Wherever
tho bark is punctured, there issues an abundant
milky juice, which soon concretes into
a substance resembling India rubber. The
leaf is rather thick, is oval, and deep green
od the upper side, and considerably lighter
on tho under side. The flower is perfectly
white, with five distinct petals, each petal
being about three fourths of an inch long,
and not uoliko a jasmine petal. The flower
emits a faint but delicious fragrance. It
is evergreen, and forms when cultivated a
beautiful and impenetrable hedge, and is
considerably used in this colony for that
purpose. But its chief value is its delicious
and abundant fruit, which is oblong, about
two inches long and from one inch to one
and a hnlf inchcs in diameter; and when
perfectly ripe is in the mouth a melting
mass of delicious sweetness. It has no1
unaptly been compared to "strawberries
and cream," for while the pulp and the
skin of the fruit is red, it is filled with a
white, cream-like juice. In the center and
embedded in the pulp, are a few small seeds,
a few of which I send you. I hope you
_:u _i a At i
win junub lueuif ur senu mem io some 01
your friends, who lire in tho "Sunny South,"
nnd will take good CAre to develope them,
and export in due time. It takes some four
to six years to bear fruit. Whether they
will flourish far from the sea, I do not
know. I have seen them growing fifteen
miles inland, but their natural home seems
to be along the sea shore.
I should say that the itungula is eaten
in large quantities with perfect impunity,
and is also excellent for preserves, jama,
H. A. WILDER,
P. S. Tbere is one other Natal shrub
which, because of its exceeding utility for
hedging, I wish to bring to your notice.?
It is a species of Solanum. Its native name
is Umtuma. When standing alone, it often
reaches the height of 12 feet, but when
sown in a hedge, rises to the height-of 6 to
10. It throws out many branches which
interlace, and the trunk, the branches, and
the leaves, are covered with strong prickles,
or spines, which effectually repel even the
smallest animals that undertake to pene24
Tl ? 1?MA ^????
irnvo Ik " j/ivyuw^ uinL'^oiiuipeu
fruit, whioli contains each 400 or 500 seeds.
Bnt the greatest recommendation of it for
hedging is the rapidity of its growth. In
8 or 10 months, or a year at most, from the
planting of the seed, it forms a hedge which
neither man nor beast can penetrate, (It
never dies, so far as 1 know;*there are
hedges of it in this colony 96 yean old.)?
Its leaves fall in the winter, and hence ii is
not io be ootmnended for its beanty. It
endures moderate frosts, but how far North
in your climate it would flourish in ths
United States, I do not know, I should say
fa MBAtJ MAII ?M ?U A
II WUIIHJ JJIVW WBII IU HIV W?iyilUfU9, ptjrhap*
H. A. W,
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John Pkilpot Curm*.?A certain Judga
tZitoSjmg tlx*W?V the okjwTrt^!
pMed U>C?r?aw,*h? stood 3W*r ihe bench:
From the Mobile Jfernery.
ORIGINAL ANECDOTES OF GEN. JACKSON.
In one of the Indian campaigns, which
not rccollcctod or material to our Btory,
whilst the army was on its march, still in
Tennessee, on its way to the scene of war in
Alabama, a drafted company was expected
daily to overtake the main body of troops.
This company at length reached the rear of
the train. Information of their approach
was immediately enrried to the front, where
Jackson was at the time. As the messenger
passed from rear to front, the fact that
this company were without arms, having
left their guns at home, was made known
along tlio whole line. It was known to the
entire army before it reached Jackson's ears.
Curiosity was 011 tiptoe to know how the
irascible commander would act under such
circumstances. A storm was anticipated.
Soon the General was observed making his
way rapidly to the rear, and to the surprise
of all parties, seemingly in rather smiling
mood. Finally he met the company, lie
saluted them. They looked for a volley of
curses and an immediate dismission home
?the very thing they desired. Not so,
however. Old Hickory pulled off his bat,
and with the politest lowest bow, expressed
his gratification at their arrival, and especially
at the fact that they had no guns.
The very men ho wanted, just as he desired
them?without arms. Forming them for
rapid motion, at double quick steps, under
his own lead, they marched on till a bag
gage wagon was reachcd, tben halted and
each man furnished with an axe. Forward
match, again, was the word. As they
passed along the lino of march, the Gancral'a
object was seen, and laughter, loud and
uproarious, with many a hearty cheer, saluted
them as they made their rapid way to
the front. There these axemen were at
once initiated into their campaign duties.
They cleared the roads, they bridged the
creeks, or carried the wagons piece by
piece, the baggage, ammunition, <fcc., over
on their backs, when bridges were impassible.
They were ever iu a post of danger,
bearing the burdens of the campaign.?
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uuailliJJ UUIIU Ul 111) UUIIUia IUU UlUglling
stock of the whole army.
Another.?Old Hickory crossed the "Warrior
river nt the close of a campaign, nt
Carthage, in Tuscaloosa county. There he
halted and rested for the recruit and refreshmeut
of the sick and wounded for a
few days. The citizens of Tuscaloosa, then
a small villago, got up a public dinner to
the General. A deputation of militia officers,
armed cap-a-pie, went to Carthage to
extend the invitation to Jackson. They
found hiin busy, on foot, noar the main
road, dismounted, and with well set phrase,
their spokesman invited him to the dinner.
" For how many have you made provision,"
asked .laeknon?"for nil mu m?n V
only for yourself and officers." 4> By the
, llien," replied the old liero, " I nor
officer of mine will eat a dinner not provided
for all our boys ?Then turning on
his heel abruptly, he left them. The poor
mili ia men were sadly discomfitted and
mortified at this rebuff. But worse was in
store for them. A Quartermaster, ot his
assistant, had laid hands on every horse of
the delegation, and claimed them for the
public service. Furious, they appealed to
the General, lie declined interfering;
could make no distinctions. Oilier men's
horses were taken, why not tlieir's?was
surprised at their want of patriotism, not
nillinn Ia otiva i?rv tlmir linrana fr\r llm
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transportation of tbe sick and woffncjed
soldiers t The case was hopeless?the
weather warm?tbe military trappings, coat,
sword, boots, &c., all unsuited for a long
maroh in tbe bot and dusty weather. No
conveyance, however, could be bad. The
Generals, Colonels, Majors and Captains of
the Tuscaloosa militia, walked to Tusoa,
"And that's the reason," naively added
ray informant, "why Tuscaloosa, I own,
always voted against the old General"
I believe these anecdotes to be true.?
They have never been pnblishod. The
antborities from whom I had tbem aro
every way reliable.
The late ??-?, of Selma, Dallas county,
gave me the first in 1838. He has been
dead for years. He was a quartermaster
in Jackson's army?himself an enthusiastic
adtniror of the old hero, politically, at
time a supporter of Judge White. He
represented himself as an eye witness of the
The second I have from D. E., near
Havana, in Greene county, Ala. He is still
living. Believes Jackson to have been the
greatest man, save Washington, who ever
lived. At the time of the occurrence he
resided near Carthage. He saw and heard
as I have written, substantially,
Joke for a Farmer.?The French excell
all nations in studied equivoque, hut rive us
a Yankee for the unintentional kind. A
Western Hew York farmer writes as follows
to a .distinguished scientific agriculturist to
wfom be feH under obligations for introducing
variety of swine;
Rejected Sir:?I went yesterday, to the
bund several pigs of your
species, thsrs was a great variety of beasts,
I was astonished at not seeing you there 1
Yooag men who would prosper in love
should woo gently. It is not fashionable
for young ladies to take ardent spirits.
TJLR JERSEY (JUAREIV-W?9 WAS IT1
The Richmond Enquirer, in an able article
on our diplomacy in Brazil, imparl*
the following interesting information :
1 " Tho laws and customs of Brazil are extremely
favorablo to emancipation. Any
agreement mado by the master of a slave,
cither with himself or with a third party,
for the purchased emancipation of the slave,
is mado irrevocably binding. The emancipated
negro immediately assumes all the
rights and franchises of a citizen of Brazil;
nor does he find any serious obstacle to social
advancement. The "prejudice of color"
is almost unknown in Brazil, laughed at
even in the more refined circles of the
Court, as displaying an unnatural fastidiousness.
Tbe priest at tho altar, the genoral
officer in the anny, tho merchant on'change,
the lawyer at the bar, or even the officer of
the Imperial household, mnv li?> n.irl
, j y ??quently
is, an unadulterated negro, and in
all grades of society the inter-marriage of
whites .and negroes, is a thing of oonslant
practice. Nothing tends more to foster this
abnormal state of social relations, than the
continuance of the slave trade, even when
surreptitiously conducted. The household
employment of Brazilian born "negroes, of
Africans who have lived long enough in
their adopted couutry to acquire its language
and habits, quadruples the price of
such negroes, as compared with tho market
value of freshly imported Africans. These
"new negroes" are equally efficient in tho
coflce plantations, and the coffee planter*
make a constant profit by the sale ojf Bja
ziuan, ana the purchaso of Africans slaves,
Many of tlie Brazilian negroes have connections
and associations with friends already
emancipated, who help, them to eke o\\\
their freedom, (or which every fresh importation
of Africans offcrs a favorahlo opportunity.
" It may also be mentioned that during
Govornor Wise's mission to Brizil, almost
every vessel bearing tbe flag of the United
States, and captured or condemned for participation
in tbe slave trade, wa? found to
bo tbe property of some Northern shipowner.
In one instance, such a vessel was
captured, which proved to ho the property
of a Quaker in New Jersey, who abstained,
on principle, from the consumption of sugar
produced by slave labor,"
A Teetotal Pony.?In a pit belonging
to Mansfield Grieve, Esq., coal-master.
Cairnbill, for some weeks past the lea flasks
of many of the drawers were always found
empty when the owners came to uso their
contents, at what is called the " corning
hour," though these flasks were always carefully
rolled up in the jackets or coats of tha
men. From the frequency of these theft*
taking place, a feeling of suspicion began
to be excited by almost every one against
his fellow- worker. The conscious innocence
of all the men led them to be equally anxious
to discover the guilty party, and have
"him brought to justice, With this feeling
they determined to set a watoh on the coats.
This was done one day last week. Neap
the place whore lay the coats was a stable
containing a pony called Tom, which is used
for drawing the hutches below. After the
coats were laid down, aud tbe men had
gone to their work, tho watchers had not
long to wait to see who was the thief.?
Tom stole quietly out of his stable and
went up to the coats. He then gently, with
his nose, uncovered a flask from ope of the
coats. This being done, he rested himself
upon his hinder legs, seized the flask between
his two fore feet, with bis teeth dw
the cork, dropped it, and then quaffed the
contents, to his evident gratification; The
flask being emptied, he replaced it in tbe
coat and pressed it together with with hU
foot, to show that it had not been touched.
In |his way he drained off tho contents of
several flasks, and then went to his stablo
with that cautious mien with which bo left
it. Tom has since become a favorite; be
may now quaff off as much of the cup that
cheers, but does not inebriate as he likes^-?
Printer's Proverbs.? 1. Never inquire
thou of the editor (or the news; for behold,
it is bis doty at the appointed' time
to give it unto thee without asking;
2. Whed thou dost write for bfc paper,
never say unto him, "what thinkest t&otf of
my piece!" for it may be that the ttntfc
may offend thee.
o r*11.? -?.?. ? -
u? a? SO uuv u* UIPVV MIUII wMignwi oi
him who is the author of an article npo?
subjects of pablio concernment; for. dnty
requires him to keep such things nqto himself.
4. When thou dost enter into the printing-office,
have a care unto thyself that
thou dost not touch the type; fay thou
msyett cause the Dsril much trouble.
5. Look thou not at the copy which is
in the hands of the compos1 ton; for thafr
is not meet in the sight of the Devil and
4; f . t a * t- if - * -
ne mignt kqook iue aown.
6. Neither examine the prno&heet, for it
is not ready to meet thine eyet that thou
may est noderUencMt.
A peasant went to hie priest to confess
having stolen hay^from a Urge sUfek her
longing to ft neighbor. .
i1 How many lo*4* did jroa tafeef" asked
the father confessor.
M You may-as wvllrsckcm the what*
stack at oaos^ffMtb* pae^t, 44 ss J ?k4
ruy wife inland to fetch*!* all betfbje W
stop." ? ?;J