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t'.imH whpn itm oiill liliin hnven . .:
r ims whb 0 ctouclless SmiW; ' A f j
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iatiMourn-noi wuli umor tears;
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"'Trtl'rik of the1 cjighl hopes blefding, ,
yfcThat gladdened my summer year..v
yf "Think, on affeciion'a bosom -'
Aj, Gently I sank to roat . ' jt..: '
. ; Gently ni yon pale blossom
7 'Droops to its leafy nest.
. ..Think of the sweel peace given
To solace the spirit's woes!
Look ai you far bright heaven
Where the weary souls repose.
Thus, with an eye unwecping,
. Tranquil and free from gloom,
Come thou, when I am sleeping,
To muse o'er my lowly tomb!
bo'ata.drove this Hood up the river. "ivhon'
ihpy'-came;v;The boats' brought up'a'.little
'J i.i-f vliJ -lt-'
corn hiiu n innc ucoi. mm, nuiajr uu u ouuo
of pork. '. They tire welcome1. : Io!: ho!l
Our lodges ore peaked; our Great Father s
tents are not peaked.- The Great Sjiirij rains
on both.';' There is too.' muehJihundcr.'JJnd
rain and sharp lightning, yp want liibre
beC an45es jhundet . .They say tho Great
Thunder Bird has tlushed hhi wing upon.the'
head of t he Bl uo lEarth river, ; nd broken.
ipen'nYounldin,ouV jbf Which -Uhis -freshet
6o in e. 5 '..-fit' was whispered io me In, a dream
ihat ought to ljitve a foundflance hi of
tcrrioon'J. J(,Jmay save'us'muchl thunder
ligluniiig," and-rairi. If .opr Greai Father
wantj to buy"our land, we'will talk to him
about It' at a proper time;;, pur GreaiJFather
as several caitiir .ieit-yei. i .1 nere Ja , no
urrah,., -Beef is cood for the red man, but
cookoost (rwrk) Is not j very. . If our Oreat
Probably because, like whiskey, they think
beef is Ttot wholesome foe n. -THo! hoi
ho!l ' VVe will attend the rounatMM)V
afternoon, and tryto allay the storm and ap
ncase tho Evil Spirit. The wing of the
Thunder Bird must be broken. Uo! ho!
AN ENGLISH STORY.
13.' 1
A
it I fit Abou
f ( 'bttulrv
The fcsiivities of the week have been va
ried, if not saddened, by the death of an
English nobleman, who had for many years
become a resident of Paris, and who once
swayed the kingdom of fashion, and ruled
over its might y tribe without opposition.
This death is likely to give rise to the most
extraordinary revelation, and one of the
most marve'ous trials which has ever be
come before a jury. In Scotland the whole
affair would in former days, have been laid
to the sole charge of "glamor," and would
have been dealt with according to the respect
which that mysterious idea crested; but in
our time it is much to be dreaded that it
may simply become an accusation of "cap
talion," and punished according to the Ian
agaiust such offence.
The gentleman whose decease has been
attended with so much mystery, is the heir
to a realm, and during the high and palmy
days of the denomination of Lord Granville
ni iho T.rw,HKh fftiihrwsi,' wne itm vuru tlnl
in hre scarcely less grannie und pic , , A,r,o.ml)lo firoln in P.iris. His
iiircrquo'ihiintho host skoicl.-s by Cooper, j fuir 00,uemlorarei cannot even now speak
in k' ib n utai i ijjuuii vi an iiiutuu wiuu
INDIAN WEDDING.
i , i,, INDIAN CUSTOMS.
A' H' will bo remembered that some time
'''since Colonel Liu and Governor Ramsey
were sent out West by the Government, to
conclude a treaty with the Sioux Indians.
They wt re accompanied by the editor of ihe
St. Paul Pioneer, who has furnished the pub
. lie with several highly interesting sketches
'written on the treaty ground at Traverse Des
Sioux, beiwecn 5th and 13th of July. Some
or the
bad'be'en $ the place Where' ilie;.'''lanishod
ord hid hin!solf80. long ; but froifMhq driy.
Md
boeii shut up, andajthouKli the people of ilie
neighborhood .detlar'cd that; itiojoliahiiiiofs .
iu. rcmuieeu wnny-i ancj oniy ?cam(i 1.1 at
night," yet no inore was seen o' Lord iSi'.'
and after a whilo'the conag'e was in". reality
aoanuonvu, :anu reouerya -.useless once
L: i AAiA
v uo arrival 01 iwa greut l-iuuuon nnvvRrs
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tost vwceK, revived. tno; interest eitpenencci!
two years ago '.'by, the' discovery ,o( lis jre-trWt--'arid
his death which has. taejlqcW
In a hovel situated at tbe'tiottom' of CoW-'
yard,' at the Bagtinoless, la 'likely" to ' glv.e',
much work to the &n of workmen jthai tfie
English !call the gSnilOitiMi flf the lorig robe;
-a liiin?
seilueo
J(j1d';''asilt) niuch of
ntts.put on a nciy v
11) the flarb of lour
to disgust and alarm,
rtq ; porsuado, ; Ji has
' Repulsive vulgarity,
ume, find comes forth
and sometimes even
in. ilic Lsacrtjit,:hnl;i;i.rrjeni8. of. relicion. ; It
iio forger appears ps the, enemy of religion
111 jis iij;ui;sj. ij5) 01 uevoiopment; no
lohger: qs 1I114 nningoi. r,i of Christianity, but
as the reforuiiuion a; i perfection of Chris
fianity itsul f. ' It cou, s to us In the courtlv
greeting of Joab, but ' '0 with Joab'a con
cealed and bloody ha' t. It approaches, with
ths smile and kiss 'x ulo, but only
jo weivryeaW'has-teon fhrsharerj'tiHiiiiisc mora efi'
lectuuily. betray ana destroy. And this
t noon ihe innrrincfl of David Birri-
ith Nancv Wiimn Mt-Clure took
j'if.i ptuce in tl'u martpjc 01 tiio womiuissiuners,
I ." ' in ihe irc8i-iic of all die party in the cnni),
. j niiu Bi'vi-rui iririiiif. 01 1110 jiai iij s in uii iiiar-
j jied."TJ'.: bridfgroum is a liirge) litfiiilMinie
' 'V inai ub'Ui thiriv .yi-ars old, and iliu bride a
s ;''Ti1iT voiiri!"'iii of fnurtccji, Inree of bo
nr tli
i without emotion of his accomplished man-
incrs and getit'eaianiy bearing. I J is mysti-
r
lr floiiKend aUnnst'whiilly imarqu'a'med.wiih
i& m . jtie jJciMy tif the whites. She cmito.,iiiio
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of a dewy
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it
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blWhlni; liko ihe oiit-tti ni bud
I'Vihy iu tit 'ure of sunshine,
.Th(fTnniniij.'o ceremony, in thoEpiseo
V pal fornw was performed by Alexis j'aily,
" i'sq,. a jus'ice of the ponce in and for this
cOunijf, ui'ti'r tthieh the bridegroom produc
ed an .nhundunce of leoioiiade, w hich sparkl
ed and fuutued inyouslv, as if it hud been
"chairtpngnu unrnrked in any of the brown-1
jfront jiuluces of New Yiuk. After ihe wed
ding, all wont in dina- together; and pfter
.(.'diiiiur, toasts unci speeches appropriate to
the 'occasion fllnwed freely, f . ' .:
Tiiasis whre then drunk 10 Culonol Lea, of
thb Jndinn Depiirimoni, and Governor Rum
icy both of whom made brief speeches. '
.V) After dinner there was a virgin feast of
the young Dakota girls, nineteen in number,
' and fifteen young men. Xofore sitting down
(149 the f"ast, consisting of lea and fried cakes,
.each of the party advanced and touched a
red siono, which was placed in their midst,
this being the test oath . 01. virginity.
. A young man jumped into the circle and
seized one of the girls, and dragged her out
Mwiihoui any ceremony. This was cquiva-
I'tonf : irt npeiifiinrr lipr ' nf -tmrnnrloiaiv. nnrl
having taken a false oath. It was the gi n
rra! belief in the camp, however, that the
young man's accusation was false, and that
be attempted to fasten , this disgrace upon
, her in revenge of having given him the mil-
f. ten..
."B The Indians have a great fear of thunder,
' and the region ' of the treaty ground is dn
t,ncribed by the writer as '"pivot of I 'rc-jig'
S Rains and storms are fequei1, -nd "leTriblu.
vThe Indians in the zma wre vPr m i.-h
, . - ' j
as it apoeurs he bos left,' by will lulysined
And sealed? the whole' of his ppional- prop-:
erty to the gaUnt,iH-f?oted woman," who for
mo- ir.
oVrtTsoluude, and who amongst the igno
rant neighbors, is said to have possessed an
influencejounting to witchcraft, over her
unforiunatevkuimK4'''-.'i t--'i--i' t
Of course the family of the noble lord,
are resolved to dissolve the will, and for this
purpose tho lawyers have begun collecting
evidence to estuhlish a question of insanity.
What rendeis ihe case yet more curious is,
that the terror with which the witch is view
ed is so great, that it is with the utmost dif
ficulty that the smallest particle of informa
tion can be obtained. '
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X .elicited on tb.& subjea. and. finally thev c
solved, to take iho wcathei in hand. Thev
followed iho example of white men, who, in
allt emergencies, cull a meeting and mako
or hear speeches-,. The following speech
waimadeby Walking Thunder, and Indi
ateahe antidote which he proposed for
Jthetrmeteorological grievances;
tA A smcri of walkino Tnwpfm,
r-hi8 'h-r is uns'ual. Tho Great
Lyirttdoea" not smile. He growls at us.
Something does not suit him. Our corn
'fields, whero8ro they t Uur young men
Cannot hum. The powder in our rifles is
.-wet. - ' It jlll not burn. We kill no game
'nothing.' Our Great Father givet us a liule
.beef and a little corn since we came to the
treatv. But we are nbor. very poor. Our
Vibs may be counted like. ho poles nfa idge
Lorn will noi grow
we have nothing to
horses are ihin.
We thDuuht ihey could run some, but oven
'Shasta, Wasta's (Mr. Taylor's) horse can
outrun our lasicst uuuuio uni-,. . uur uus
a lean,: very lean. ' They are too poorjo
ILarlu They howl a little sometimes, , but
,ery feebly, i ,Wo are glud our Father came
Aur-ihere with a little corn and a liule beel,
ttnd.jt may ba.u few slices of pork, for us
.i-Vi,'--' U ..' .. I . -.l OH..
,. .ftv eu... tru wtiu vt:ry uunry , unu
' The red man is always hunnry. Tho
.-ihut young men am fat.' They, look very
i!(ct'k and (-reasy, ,. The reason is,- that the
-Ureal Spirit ivc ihem.ro ure foed. 1AV0 do
n'ft' like-'kdVnuch vainj it is more than there
' H anv use ol. Our tents are soaked with
; water. It pains us to novo our women load
el down with wet bnpgugo when we travel
We cannot bear it. It may be the steam
A"- ' frame through theskin. (
Y4 Ijvhhout sunshine, and if w
iA 'Jis ea we I must starve. Ourl
'A Wo thought they could ru
cul talent, too, liud enueureu lum to all lov
ers of urts, while his great wealth enabled
him to bestow patronage upon artists of mer
it, and many of those artists who now revel
in the enjoyment of large incomes owe their
very existence 10 his bounty in setting them
forward in the beginning of their career,
It tvus in the very midst of all this suc
cess this full possession of ihe world' fa-,
vor that Lord S-t-- , suddenly 'disappearing
frutu,uinid. the circles wherein he was most
appreciated and adrrtirod. His exit was
cuiisidc'cd so extraordinary, that I remem
ber a thousand ridiculous tales were circula
ted to itc-ouiit' fur the mar.ner in which it
has been made. 6'omo declared that he
had been engaged in forcing transactions;
others that he hud. been detected in coining.'
Some that he had retired 10 La Trappe, and
othi rs that he had committed some henious
crime which had compelled him to change
his name and seek solitude amid the wilds
of America. A
By degrees, however, his history was for
gotten. A new idol was formed to replace
him in the world of fashion, his old flumes
took unto themselves a new love in the per
son of Hon. Mr. L , and Lord S was
thought of no more, or even spoken of. ex
cept comparatively with his successor. 2?ui
chance, which governs tho world of fashion
most especially took care that the fate of
Lord & should not remain a mystery to
his worshippers.
The Granvilles had passed away Louis
Phillip po and his family had resolved them
selves . into historic doubts all the liule
great men of the Revolution had gradually
melted into one, when on tho finest aays of
last summer, two of the most fashionab'c
lionnet ef Paris, being on an excursion 0
Edghein, (tho chronicle to'1- U8 nol what
they were in senr. 0f.) lost their y,ay amid
the intricacies of ihe Neighborhood, and
weary and exhf-s.ej wim wandering, sud
denly Came upon a low-lttatched cottage,
ntdden amid the shelter of one uf the thick
est avenues of the forest of Montgomery.
The place was a mere hovel, standing in the
midst of a wretched garden divided from the
path but by a hedge of faggoti; a man was
at work in the poor patch of ground, digging
potatoes; the fair lioness called to him for
assismnce to guido them on their way, the
man rose from his stooping posture to wipe
he sweat from his brow beforo ho answered,
anJ, as-he withdrew the blue check hand
kerchief from his face, the Honest shrieked
and iVU almost senseless against the palli
sude the counjsnanco revealed in the gla
ring, scorching sunlight was thut of Lord
, the dethroned sovereign, the exiled
monarch of that world In which they still
moved, and which still mourned, hia abdi
cation. .
To their great surprise, Lord S dis
played neither shame nor embarrassment.
but recognized them on the instant, ana in-
vitod them to repose an instant in his cottage,
with os much ease and grace ol manner as
thouuh he had been leading the way 10 his
former salon in tho raubourgti 01. tionorej
nor did he manifest the slightest sentiment
of regrel,nt the wretched interior whicn met
their gaze, nor make the least npoiogy lor
the miserable blouse and sabots Irr which he
wasauired. A mil, gaunt, ill-fuvored wo-
mnn wim was at work in the onlv room be-
fj '.fob Print inj?, of every descnptiwi .
be executed with'aecurayaiid neatuett,'- ''
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it once was
fultie-r; innn,
inv-TUB fiiBii?,
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pAse ni dav is not
y of ti oast. It is not; that
v: i!;;nr ; 1 Vloathsorne thina that
THE CAPITAL OP UTAU.
The city of the Great Salt Lake is beau
tifully laid out within a short distance of the
mountain forming the eastern end of the,
valley: It contains eleven or twelve thou
sand inhabitants, who are mostly ' engaged
in agriculture though a portion of theii
time is devoted to mechanical pursuits when
understood. Tho streets of the city inter
sect each oihcr at right angles, and each
block is half a mile square, with an alley
from enst to west and nonh to south.
Each block is culled a ward, and has a bish
op to preside over its government, whose
duties arc 10 aci as magistrates, tax collect
ors, and preachers, as well as street com
missioners. The city and all the farming
lands are irrigated by streams of beautiful
water, which flow from the adjucent moun
tains. These streams have been, with great
labor and perseverance, led in every direc
tion. In the city they flow on each side
of the different streets, and their waters are
let upon the inhabitants' gardens at regular
periods; so likewise upon the extensive
fields of grain lying in the south of the city.
There is a field thirty miles long by six
und ten wide, a portion of which is cultivated
by any one who desires, This field was
waving with wheat, barley, and oats, nearly
ready ..for the sickle, when we were at the
Luke; a finer field of wheat never gretv, jn
any country; the berry was large, full and
plump, and of superior whiteness. We
were convinced that no country in tho world
could produce better crops than this valley,
or a laraer amount to the acre. The system
of 'irrigation prevents anything like rust or
smut smkinc the crop, to blast the expecta
lion of the farmer. The productiveness of
the soil will always secure him an abundant
crop. Within tho valley, and including
three othei settlements of the pecpla In the
vicinity, there cannot be far from 30,000 in
habitants. .Forty miles south they havo a
village, another 110 miles further 60Uih
among the Utah Indians I supposeAhere
the fine forest of all kinds of timber abound,
while liuleo r npne for mechanical purposes,
excepting pine, grows in the vicinity, of .the
valley. ' 1 ' ' '"
The character of tho people has changed
but. little since their exodus from tho States.
The leaders and all, appear more "free and
easy," and the great body as perseveringly
iudustrious and obedient 10 the higherpowers
as ever. 4
Money is very plenty among' them, prin
cipally gold much of which came from the
Cttlilornta gold mints. Ihe religious char-
actor of the wholo body has degenerated in
to mere amusements, 61c, hot even
semblnnco or true piety is kcri.npIn the
. vicinity of tho ci',y ;8 n.Wa,m sprintr,' which
has been brought into the city, and public
baths erected. . The water is highly medi
cal. Each citizen has a building lot appro
priated to his use, but is nol the absolute
owner, as ho cannot dispose of it to a gen
tile without the consent or tho church.
Each member is allowed to take up and
cultivate os much land as he pleases, but he
can only sell such improvements as he may
make upon the land. Une-tenth ol me pro
duce of the land, or the accumulation of
each individual, as well as one-tenth of his
time, belongs to the church, and is rigorous
ly exacted. .,.,'-.
The houses are mostly one story high,
though some of them are neat little cottages.
Thev have nearly completed a spacious
courthouse, two stories high, forty feet
square. The first story is built of free stone,
and the second of sun burnt brick. ; Houses
built of these bricks are very warm In the
winter and cold in the summer, and appear
well adupted to . the climate. They are
about to erect a temple, and other public
buildings. Elder Kimball's house is a large
two story stone building some 60 by 25 feet,
yet it is not large enough to contain one
half ol Ins numerous wives. .
The prosperity of the people is truly as
tonishing. They have flocks and herds,and
most of the oood thincs ol eartn in auujiu-
nnee. Wo saw about 3000 of the , finest
cattle on the islands in the Great Salt Lake,
ihntever Wo put eves upon. ' In, the morn
' . !. 1 r
jng, you, Blliy BOO ,iaus unviiig iiuiiimvvjs mi
rows from I ne onunus oounos 01 itie e.uv. .io
be herd'd within two or thrne miles end driv
sub-le mode of attack ii made In every con
ceivablo form. It mcts us in the form of
science.ona unuosoDnv. jaiseiv so. called.
auifrtyll- and
siieerTtig'jr set. usiue tor we cruuest specu-l
lations and the boldest generalizations of a
conceited sciolism, and its testimony ruled
out ol court, as inadmissible and inconclu
sive on points where its most solemn utter
ances have been distinctly made. If we as
sert that In the beginning God created the
Heavens, and the t-arth, we are told that
this is a question of science.and that theolo
gians must not meddle with what lies be
yond their dcpartment.i If we assert that
God has made of one 1)1 ood all nations of
men, we are told that this is a question of
science, and must abandon it to the philoso
pher. If we assert that God swept away
the wickedness of the world by a universal
flood, we are told that litis is a question of
science, to be abandoned to tho schools.
And thus, step by step, the authority of the
Bible is undermined by the, teachings of a
pretended philosophy, whose tendency, if
not its design, is to diminish and finally to
destroy the claims of thai Bible as a final
and sufficient rule of faith and practice.
Systems of social reforrp are eagerly and
busily pushed forward, wtjose principles are
wholly and radically unchiistain, if not ami
christian in their i.ature. j Men are getting
more merciful than God himself, and affect
ing a philanthropy more poro and all em
bracing than that of Jesus Christ. And
these views are promulgated in every con
ceivable fotm.from the ponderous meiaphys
icsof philosophy, of religion, to the frothy
fiction of the fugitive magazine Lecturers,
reviews and newspapers uro carrying them
in popularized form to every class of minds,
aim slowly"but .surely poisoning the princi
ples of the young and unsustiectins. But
more than this, .iha'vinfjuqnce is secretly
reaching 'tfii' church iiersolf;", Th'fcro is a
tpj)deiicy'!n mniiy pnrts io recede from the
old, high and true views on the subiect of
inspiration. Theories are gaining ground
mones 01 reasoning ana inteiprciuuoii are
coniinji in voijue, that practically nullify the
authority of the bible as "an infallible.. arbiter,
at least in all questions of' doctrine.
Thus, from ihese seemingly opposite di
rection, there is coming 111 a durk and fear
ful and powerful current of hostility to the
principles on whioh society rests, tho plena
ry inspiration and sufficient authority of the
word ol God. And it is with a feeling of
joy that we look to this society as a common
6pot where we can, gather Irom every de
partment oj the church or Christ, to rally
round the everlasting word. Many 0 storm
has dashed in its fury against this rock, and
rolled away, leaving it unmoved and un
harmed, on its deep and unshaken base; and
wild ond fearful though this tempest may
be, yi t when it lias spent its most terrible
might, the rock shall oguin be seen resting
calmly on its enduring foundation, the bea
con and the landmark of tho world.
Be not startled, sir, at this assertion, as a re
flection on our ' noble version. I do not
mean a translation that shall move all hea
ven and earth to put an Anglo Latin word
in the! place of an Anglo Greek one, and
that shall rend tha bonds of Christian fel
lowship to make the word of God a mete
pack-saddle for a restless and grasping secta
rianism:! I mean a translation into that
language' that Can bo known and read of all
men, the living language of a living Christi
anity a translation inti the daily thoughts
and words and actions of . the Christian
world. Lord Rochester declared thai the
only good argument against tha bible was a
bad heart; und we may as truly, add, thai
the mightiest and most persuasivo .'argument
in its favor Is a consistent and holy life.- -
Too have had colporteurs to carry ' forth
the bible to these who have it not,' and '.hey
have done a noble and needful 1 work: . But
wo; need another pbs.'q. jrjij! porieurs -At ess ,
who shall carry it forth, not in their baskets,
their knapsacks and their wagons, but who
shall carry it , forth in their heats, and in
their lives, speaking from their words and
breathing Jrorn their acts iho silent . elo
quence of a rTv7'iiI3li8Uaiti.'
Give us such colporteurs as these, and
though their numbers were but as the band
of Gideon compared with the hordes of
popery and infidelity, yet with the sword of
the spirit thus wielded, thev shall, by God's
grace, 'put to flight the armies of the aliens.
THE POLAR HLUIOSS. . , :
From some memoranda of the , late expe
dition of tho " Adyuncu'' '.and.,- Rescue,"''
inado up for the New York Times, iho fol
lowing extract is taken : '' !
," The race of people who inhabit ihecoun-1
try adjacent to Baffin's Bay and its.. tributa
ries are co liitta known, that anv thin" in
Lrolntion 10 them is caught up w ith avidity.
x 111a iirrivm lurnisnes US wltn a Slgllt 01
some of their distinctlvo churactcrisiies, in
dress ond otherwise. The dress of a mar
ried lady is composed of a pair of sealskin
pants, for outsido, extending nearly to the
knee joint, where ii meeis the legs of the
boots, made of the same material or of deer
skin. The upper part of the pe'rsoi, is cov
ered, with a "jumper,", or a kind of tuck
with a hood for the head, ar.d sleeves mude
whole wiih the exception of a pluce for the
facj and arms. 1 This also is made of seal'
slW Mr.icc rslUn
is, covered wiiha fancv .colored coudu cloih
sack. In the Coldest and wet weather the
cloth sack Is removed tand a sealskin Cover
ing, without fur placed in its siead. ;.Thls'
composes their whole dress. The dress of
a
4- .
longing to ihe cottage offered them, by his
tordshin's direction, a mui'o.f' elder And a
bowt1of cabbuae soun, which she . herself
drew from iho lirri, where 11 was simmering
with an' unsavory odour. And when they
departed, he expressed Ho wish to behold
ilium again, ana enjoinru mem iu nu.actin
pv eoncerntnL' lh filadtlof his retreui. '
Of course 1I10 siory was' all over. " Paris,
nlmo&nho irairr which bore tho fair lionnest
had arrived at the .terminus. In low than a
week the wholo -of the fashionable world
wnhanknt nichi.' Tlio , reculaiion. of the
alley in reVord 10 stock, ore. that it shql.l be
fenced. While the gardens ond Holds-are
left with a slight protection ,in the way ,of
,funce.-Til4anj Register ,. ,
-I 1, 1 :'' -1-' I 1 i-T rt-rrV '1 r; J
. (r Of the one hundred mini sixteen via
itrns sent nrjs"Wrs:' lo'Spiiini nny-one'flrc
ascertained to be of (he age of 89 years and
under'down 10 the ago of 16; aiidlihe
whole numhor only eighteen nro ubovo the
I ago of 30 years. '
But meoriwhile, how shall wo meet these
influences! Shall wervly merelv or mainly
cm evidences of cheni&ry fend learned de
icnces of ;'ue biblet These are indeed valu
able and not to be rejected, but rely more on
tho bible itself. We need the armor of Saul,
but we need moie the Lord God of Israel.
The bible itself shall be in God's hand, its
own mightiest champion, and its own persua
sive advocate. Hence we mainly desire that
its silent and gentle teachings shall be made
more universally accessible to the minds and
hearts of men. VVe desire its teachings to
come to the victim of superstition and infi
delity, nol in the stern attitude of a polemic,
but in the soft, winning aspect of a friend.
Wo expect not to reach the man who rejects
the authority of the bible, when his heart is
swelling with pride and his lip foaming with
blasphemy, But ihe lime comes, it may be,
in this life, when his heart will be Btricken
with sorrow, when his earthly path shall be
come lonely and dark, when the friends of
his ungodly prosperity shall forsake him,
when the light and music of his home shall
be gone, and when'the awful shadows of e-
tcrnal things fall silent and terrible on his
soul. And that wild and blasphemins man.
it may be, has had a pious and Fainted
mother, whose imago is still Ehrined, and
whose Words yet livq un forgotten in his se
cret heart. '
And then in his hour of loneliness and
gloom, as ihe pale and wasted face of the
mother rises in his memory, all furrowed
with the traces of sadness, and yet all radi
ant with unspeakable joy, the old forgotten
words of that well worn book, on whose pa
ges herjars have so often fallen, while her
eyes were yei "flashing with hope, shall
come clothed to his mind with a , new and
unearthly power, and he shall be drawn 10
enquire wny sue in tiiui aartt nour was an
bright irt hope, whilst he is all wrapped in
despairing gloom.' And then if this blest
book is. inuku accessible to him, he may be
led by the patience and comfort of the scrip
tures, to find that bible to ,be a . light, to jiis
feet and a lamp to hia paihhai may lead
b'i,ni to ijiejcross, and at length io,the crown.
Hence it iii, that wo desire at Qirry iho bible
evert to those who' may s'tcth ' hostile o, its
tr'aclilngs, and averse ut present to Its recep
tion. ' 1 ,; ' t-'i "- "
But thui theso ends may be accomplished,
wo need tis jncyt translation of the bible.--
PROGRESS OF TIIEJAMERICANS,
An Eng'ish journalist, speaking of the un
exampled growth of the United States, in
all the elements ofnational prospsrity, sums
up in this wise :
" In an interval of little moro than half a
century it appears that this cxtrtordinary
poople have increased ubovo 60U per cent,
in numbers ; their national revenue nas
augmented nearly 700 per cent, while their
public expenditure has increased little more
than 400 per cent. The piodigious exten
sion of their commerce is indicated by an
increase of nearly 500 per cent, in their
shipping. The increased aciiviry of their
internal communications is expounded oy
the number of their post-offices, which has
been increased more than a hundred ' fold,
iho extent of their posi roads, which has
been increased thirty-sixfold, and ihe cosi
of their post-office which has been augmen
ted in U sEevcnty-iwo fold ratio. The aug
meniaiioti of their machinery of public in
struction is indicated by the extern of their
ptibtie libraries, which have increasod in a
ihiriy-iwo fold ratio, and by ihe creation of
school libraries, amounting to z.uuu.uuu vo
umes. They have compleied a system of
canal navigation, which, placed lu a con
tinuous line, would extend from London 10
Calcutta, and a svsiem of railways which,
coniinuotnltriitondudriWouIU etroich.. froni.
London 10 Van Dkman'a. Land, and havo
provided locomotive machinery by which
that disianco would be "traveled over in three
weeks, at tho cost of ljd per mile. They
have created a system of inland navigation
ihe aggregate tonnage-of which is probably
not inferior in amount to the collective. in
land tonnage of all the other countries in
the world, and they posess many hundreds
of river steamers, which impart to ihe roads
of water tho marvolous celerity of roads of
iron.
" They have, in fine, constructed lines of
electric telegraph which, laid continuously,
would extend over a space longer by 3000
miles than the distance from the north to
the sourh pole, and having provided appara
tus of transmission by which a message of
300 words despatched under' snch circum
stances from the north pole might bo deliv
ered in writina ai ihe south pole in one
minute, and by which, consequently, an an
swer of equal length might be sent click to
ihe north pole in ?.n equal interval. These
Rre social ond commercial phenomena for
which it would be vain to seek a paralel in
tha post history of ihe human race."
; The London Shipping Gazette has this
parofpiph in the course of an article upon
the future career of America :
" We have no desire, at present, to enter
upon any question of disputed policy, but
we wish to record an opinion, thai the em
pire of the teas must, before long,be ceded
to America; lis persevering enterprise, lis
great commerce, and its accruing wealth,
are certain to secure this prize, nor will
England be in a situation to dispute it with
her. Without this crowning capital to us
linwpr. the onward murch of the United
Sinn to what we believe will be over
whelming Rreainess, might nol be so speed
Hi, nennmnl inhed : but America, as mistress
of the ocean, must overstrido the civilized
world."
an unmarried' laaVis distinguished r by v
broad baniFmade of fancy fiaurell-Werjbin;
about two und a half inches wide, aewed on
each side of the front of.iheir pants, extend
ing nearly the wholo length of them. A
married woman can also bo distinguished
from an unmarried one by the hair, which
in both cases is tied upon the ion of ihe head
and the ends ofthatof the married are col
ored blue, and of ihe unmarried red. This
enables a gallant to act the amiable wiihout
danger of making advances to some one al
ready married, and ceiling a stray shot from
an injured husband. Tue boots are mado
very netly, slender and well proportioned.
The upper leather is colored. They tan
deerskins with urine, and iheir sealskins are
dressed in a beautiful manner, simply by
drying and rubbing them with a smooth
stone. A pair of slippers completes the
wardrobe of a lady in the Esquimaux coun
try , these are made of deerskin, and neatly
fringad round the tops with white rubbiis' fur.
The clothing which wns shown us was made
in a very tasty and strong manner, every
thread used being made of ihe sinews of the
doer, and of course very durable. The
dresses of tho mules are very similar m the
11 arried ladies with the exception that ihey
aro longer and rather heavier. The Danes
are scattered about among the Esquimaux,
and furnish with what few foreign articles
they may want, which limited 10 steel for
their spears, and some few 'ornaments for
iheir dresses, and coloring for their hair and
ludies' boots. The seal furnishes them with
almost every thing ihey seem to require
food, clothing and even fuel."
UcCtNTUIOlTlLS or MlCAULAV "llr. JrtoaU,
ihi'Londonfi4rrespondeiit of the Inverness
Moving. Reader, did you ever movel
II 10 you can fully appreciate the following
poctio confusion :
"Come, Sally, catch hold here, and give
us a lift, let us pull up the carpet and set it
adrift: uncord the bedstead and pack up
the ouilis. be careful the crockeiy doesn't
sot soilt : let the haby yell murder, the boys
Igoto grass, but beware how you handlethai
basket ol glass. , iaxe ine stove pipe apart
sel the stoves on ihe cart, let ihe bureau re
main till next load, and see that ihe victuals
don't spill in the kditles, or babies full offin
ihe road. ' Never mind about to-duy, wife
only furnish us something to eat, for you
know 'tis the first of May, wife, and we want
to keep everything neat. Ira sorry we
moved all the chairs, for wJvi 1 no "place to
sit down and rest, but you may squat down
on the siairs, or floor, or just Where you
think best. Drive slow Mn Carman, while
steady we no - there I hold up a momont
I knew 'twould be so ihe soup grease has
spil'i in a barrel of flour the bottom is ttut
and it's coming t shower the vinegar jug
is now springing a leak; oh, I wish they
were till in ihe middle of next week. Thus
will the day in noiso pass away, and none
will be happy on the firs, day ot May. -
K
fttr An editor in iho west has married
girl named Church? ho says he has enjoyed
more happiness sinei tie joined the Uhurch
'Itqn ever he did in his Itie boloro.
Courier, says--- , ?
"There is a common pedestrian ofLondon
streets, well known to all who aro acquainted
with their notabilities. He is a short, siout,
sturdy, energetic man. Ho hus a big round
face, and large, staring, and very , bright ha
zel eyes. His hair is cut short, and his hat
flung back on the crown of his head. His
(rait is firm and decided, wih a little much
of pomposity. He is ever provided wiih an rQB
UmoreilU, WHICH UV swings uiiu iiuuiianea
and bailees on iho pavement with mighty
ihumps. He seems generaly. ubsoibed in
exciting and impulsive ihough,i, the traces of
which he takes no pains 10 cenceul V Jiis
face forks, his lips move and mutter, his eyes
gleam and flash. . Squat as is his figure, and
not particularly fine ihe feature, there is ar
unmistukuble ar of mental power and energy
approaching to grandeur, ubout the man.
He is evidently under the influence of iho
strong excitement of fiery thought. People
gaze curiously at him and slop to siarcwhcn
he hus passed. JJui.he heeds not nc seems,
indeed, to have utterly forgoiton thai he is
not alone in his privacy,' aud pusheR on "un
witting of the many who stare und Emilo, and
of ihe lew who step, respect! uiiy asiue, anu
look wiih curiosity and regard on A nomas
Babington Macauley. Occasionally, howev
er, the historian and poet gives still freer
vent to the menial impulses which apneartobe
continually working within him. A friend
of mine lately recogntzeu rum anting 111 me
Po, a fashionable whitebait nouse, wnicn,
it appears, he frequently patronizes. He
was alone, as he generally Is, and-the alien
lion of more than one of the company was
auacied by his peculiar mu tiering and fidg
etiiness.and by ihe mute gesture with which
he ever and anon illustrated his menial
dreomincs.
All at once itmust hove been towaias tne
close of the prose or verse which he wss
working up in. his mind Mr. macauiey
seized a massive decanter, held it a moment
Riisnended in air. and then dashed it down
r -
upon tho table wun sucn neorty goou win
that the solid Crystal new aoout in iragmeis
while the numerous parlies dining round in
aiinmivhlv storied un and uared at tha in
. -v - - - . . . II.
conoclast. JX01 a wnu pui oui, nowever, mr
Mncau'.av. wns well Known to tho wuiiers,
enlled loudl v for his bill to bo mado out at ihe
bar, and then, pulling with a couple of j erks
his haiand his umbrellu from ihe stand, clap
ed ihe ono carelessly on his headend strode
out flourishing ihe o.ner.
' Th ti La rs sst Tess'el' AVidA. the tfi it
cihnati Enquire-1 of 0 ldfo' Uiito coniafiilfthe
followii'g dcsoripiloti bf a!: majrina mOrister
about to be constructed 'i"n hat?cuy '''
vii I.iSpar6nViffilib;areira anfit baleen
ln:iown several dnys'eldseted wftH nrdhi
tecis:Hnd shipbuilders, projeciipg-an enter
prize, compared wiih which, all Other htw
projeculiYe literally nothing. JHe jias he"
drawlitgs and working plena Tor" a monster ,
floating balace, for the construction of which
ho is gelling estimates, 400 foot tong-and '
60 feet be"am, wiih luxurious, accommoda
lions fur 4000 spectators 'The interior if to
bo an amphi-theatre, much more capacious
and costly than any theatre in' thecouniry 5
with cushioned and armed chairs, dross cir
cle, pnrnuHiie mid gallery, saloons, promen-
ados und with drawing rooms ; stage, drops, .'.A
and scenery' ; well ventillaied. and lirhiedA;
piVftIf "rjs.' rjfid ;Bori"a't llr-hfvnYiit every rAd- ' " "
.ew auJ el'-";',!lf. ih-.i ..m. i ;,
v. bf tlui Leviathan of ihe deep js..,w kJ
nothing in 'he darth beneaj).0r,he waters 'A-, jj
under ihe earth.' ; An.agoni proceeded .irA A' A
Europe, in the last steamer, .to procure rttrl'
novelties for this sumptuous ptace of enter--' y '
wioment," Prom Asia and africa, wild anl- ;' 'V A
mhls from iheir native wilds ; from FtHfce- . ,
equestrians and ballet, girls; from Enl;t' V
acrobats and uctors, and from home iiu0 .'
ofihose indigenous artistes that wuuld'ac-? A t,
quire no udditional lustre Dom trans-atldntic A , .
endorsement. .The Water Mountain Is 'to .
be towed by two steam tenders to the various :
towns upon the Mississippi aud its tribuis-,' '
ries, in summer, ond be moored ot the levee .
in New Orlean in tho winter. It is estima
ted 10 cost $40,000, and will be completed ;
next spring, altnough Dr. 5. has offered a,
largo bonus to have it completed in, lime for ;
this winter's campaign." , .
How tiiey Preserve Order in AcstAa
The Vienna correspondent of the London- -
News, describes tho following shocking af
fair as having taken place, at Szem Maria, -near
Gross- Wardien, lately t ' ,.,i-''is ' ' ' ''
At a peasant's wedding, when the pro
cession of the betrothed was moving towards
the church, the gendarirte approached the
bride, ond summoned her 10 immediately di
vest herself of the red, white and green rib
bons which she had in her dress, according
to ihe custom of ihe country girls, saying thai,
ihesecolors were revolutionary! The bride a
groom objected, saying that ' afterlhe cefe
mony tho brido would comply'vrith ihediiiire
of ihe gendarme but ihttt now they couliP
nol keep tho priesi wailing at the altar.
The gendarme retired the. 'procession
moved to tho chur.ch ; but ai the, moment
when the bride was kneeling at the steps
of thecal tur 10 receive the benediction"; the"
gendarme rushed forward and cut her tress- ; , n .
es und ribbons wiih" :issors from her bead. i
In ilungary it is . considered rtsgreai , Insult A. ; .
to a 'fenitfle lo'cut her hair ; it onyeys '-: A
riotiOn of Inforny.r Naturally, aa 'afnray
took phicc ; (lie gendarme' w&a' assailed by :v .
the bridegroom ; other gendinni arrived fn
aid of their fellow official, tho people, though - i
wuhoui arms, rushed upon them, and there-
suit was the slaughier of. seven, men.-.ihree-gendarmes
and four peasants,' among them"'
tho bridegroom and ' the brutal assailant ot
h II r M,'I ?IV
, Rcfus Choate. Rufus; Choate is a pic
ture to look at, and a crmvder Jo spout.,i -Ue . ,
is about strcn six or six .feot- seven, in irs
socks; supple es an eel, and wiry os a Cork ' '
screw. His fuce is a compound of wrink
les, "yallcr ganders" and jurisprudence.--,.,'
He has smali keen piercing black ej'es, and
a head shaped liko a mammoth goose egg,
bigend up; his hair black -and curly, much
resembling a bag of, woulj.in 'admirable dis
order,' or a bfosh lieup in a gnle o' wind.
His body is of tin particular shape; and h!ss
wit and legal "dodgers" have set many a .
judge in a sniuker, and so confounded jurors -'
as to muke it almost impossible to spea h plain ...
English, or toll the truth J.or the rest ol the;r
hatural lives. Rufus Is crbai on twistinr
nd coiling himself up, squlrrnihg around, . '
prancing, jumping, and kicking up the dust, .
when steam's up. His oratory is first rate,
nd his arguments aro ingenious and ford
ble. . He generally makes a ten strike
judge and jury down at iho end of the sen
tence. lie is great on flowery expressions
and highfalooiin "flub dubs. Sirargcrs
mostly think he is crazy ,and the rest scarce
ly understand what u s all . about, lie in
voices his time and elocution 4000 per cent,
over ordinary charges, for having one's self
put through a course of law. 1 Rufiis" CrToaia "
13 about nlty years of age, perhaps ever.
He is considered the ablest lawyer in New
England, or perhaps the Uoiied,sSiaies.-
llis handwriting can t bo . deciphered with .
out the aid of a pair of compasses and a- ,
quadrant. His autograph somewhat reterrv '
bles the, map of Ohio, and looks ike a piece '
of crayon sketching, done in the dark, wiih ;
a three-pronged fork. He has been in the
oenaie, and may be, if he has time to fish
(or It, President of the United' StattB.
fr'r All Mountebanks, organ-grinders und
monkey-shows are hereafier 10 be arrested
oa ihe first otiompt to exhibit themselves in
the streets of Louisville.. ,, . , - :' n
03r A man advertises for a wife who can
settle acoOunis. We reckon there nro quite
a number who would like a vine who could
soitlu their accounts. I At: -least h is more
than ihey can do thomselves.
A Monkey Hunter. A Trench paper
speaks of a gentleman who hus gone largely
Inio tho monkey trade. - Ho hasjusi returned
lo'Medooh after a long hum, in which ha has
laken bv all inuenious proceeding,, ol hi
own invention, from 250 to 300 monkeys 0
ult rig'es hhd Hexes; wiih which 'lie is'aboui
embarking fof Franco,"' ' '' 1 ' ' '
, iJirAmanof learning who makes no
use of what he knows, is like a cloud which
gives no rain. '
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-The river Sltirhawtl'
Niaqasa Eclipsed.
between Bombay and -Capo Comorjv falls', ' ,
Into the gull of Arabia. ' I he river.ia about
ono-founh of d. mife1n"-w!din,'arid' in the, ?
rainy season some thirty feet in dopth'" This
inmense body, of water ruahes down a rock-
y slope Ce hyndred feet, ut. an langlpof
forty-five aegfeos, at the bpuom oj whjch, U
muKt'S u perpunuicuiur piune 01 eigni pun
dred and fifty feet, into a-black' nhd -'diimal '
abyes, with u poise, likn iha loudeit thundeA '
1 he wholo descent, isjlierefore, eleven hud . ,
dred und fifiv feet, or several, times thai of'
Ningnru.' 1 1 he"(voluhie or -wator irt the'lat
to.rt, is somewhat larger thhn ihai-of the fort
or,i but in-depth of,,duereitt) ,vil ,be!j8ex
there. is no iijn'poriQit .between '..iipm,., a
tho' dry season' jhe Shirhawaii is a, smally-
stream, und 'iho-' fall is'dVviil'ea ihto'ihree eis--'cqdes-ot':
iurprtsslng 'bVOiftV Wrtfeuft.
Tiiey are ,)tnosl dissipqu'd imdidisiRoivwd In
to mist before- reaching the, ted o thM-lrivotf
below., - ,
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(CT I ho purest alter of lovo . is thtj )
el a mother. ...
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