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From the Star Spangled Banner.
Its owas Reward.
'itAnd the drooping child uf sorrow,
Kindly lift his 0houghts ahUve,
4. Gvently hid him trust the morrow,
Softly wlhiper, 'God is love!' "
"Ly.u, please bIy mv flowers,"said
a pale and delicate child, who had
numbered scarce ten suminers; and
'the large blue eyes of the speaker were
raised beseechiigly to the Ece of the
Casting a scornful glance upon
the trembling' frm beside her, and
drawing her silken robes moro close.
ly arosund her qeeii-like figire, tihe
proud and haughty Emily Warner
It was a singulareboquet 'Which the
child held, coirgposed uf the sweet .lit
tle daisy, and fvrMet-ne-int,-culled frrn
beside the. parkling rills, anpd Inideni
A it llara
leis a t ir t iiy pittance.
Ar the tha'y turne thus scortifily
away big tears suffused the eyes, and
volled down tie cheeks of the child.
Clasping her tiny iands, she nurznrr
ed, bMy poor dear mother," and was
about to proceed oni her way, wien
she enrcountered the eairnest, gaze of
a gentleman, ' ho stoiod but, a Ahort
distance front her. The stranger in.
stantly approached, and taking ier
hn I affectionately within his own,
"Don't cry, little one, I'll buy your
Thle kind tones of the speaker in
stantly dispersed her sadiess, and with
a bright smile she gazed into his face.
"Tell me, is yoiur nother siek?" he
continuedi thihe had heard the excla
lation, whict escaped her lips.
"Oh, yes sir, she is very sick, and
we h: e notinig to eat," continued
"And wrl you not take ine hone
with you to see her? pet-haps I may do
somethiqgg to relieve her;' and as
he spoke,; he gently pressed the tiny
hand within his own.
The large -eyes df ills companion
sparkled with delight; dild clinging
still closer to his side, threy p-oceed
ed quickly along. Thouhfan
a dark arnd dreary lano theoy passed,
till at length they padised bfbrre an
old, dilapidated buildid first falling
to~decay. Pushring open tife dooi-, tire
dih sprang quickly up tihe stairs, and
aftbr prausirng to ascertain if her e'rm
paniorn was still beside kihr; s~iitly en
tered a room.
Tire apartment in wvhidi they nxow
found themselves was entirely desti
tute of furniture, save that ini orie corn
er wvas a luw cot, upon wich reclined
tire emaciated fornm of the mother.
Springingly lighrtly forward, and kneel.
ig beside hrer, the child pressed
her lips upon her cold fornY. Sudden.
Jy she strearnd wildly toikig
mrel" she threw hrer'selffrantnically upon
the lifeless fo~rm befoire lryer. The
stranger whoe had accompanied hrer
nrod r'p'proaecd, and gazed in silenrt
iiye upon thre marb'le features of
the dead. The counrtenaroe w~as still
beautiful; for althoungh care arid sor
n'ow had engraven their deep furrows
eiponi it, a heavenly, angelic sweetness
Earnestly ire stro'e', wittr lfind and
tender expressiorns, to soothre tihe
wild grief of' the child. For a long time
lIis eflerts wer~e urnavailinrg,- as sire franrr
tically citig to the cold li)rmt of her
iimther, beoseechingt hrer to speak once
more. At rast oe Ver, the ov
crwhehirnrg grief subsided, an'd twin
rning her rmns are unrd tire neck of her
Smrothrer. arid pressinbr her lips for
het~ri last, time urponr tini marble foi d
head, shu relnretant'ly consented to ac
e ripany hnirm. -CallIinrg a neighbor
t'o watch besid'e tire dead, thre no
blhriarted Arthnr Ley ton led the' lit.
tie Alice Prescott to his own state.
The lamps shone o'er fkdr women and
brave men. BYRoN.
But though the heart be breaking, yet
The world shall never know,
What gathered thougnts are garner
Of bitterness and woe.
'Tis evening and the splendid mal
sion of the Warners is brilliantly illu
minated, for a gay party are assembled
there. The light from costly chan
deliers falls softly upon wavy tresses
and sylph-like forms, for there are
congregated the wealth and aristocra
cy of the Empire city. Sweet fra
grance from rare exoties pervades the
apartments, while the silvery music of
the sparkling water in marble foun.
tains, falls soothingly upon the ear.
Within her elegant boudoir stands
the proud and haughty Emily Warn
er. A costly robe of pink satin adorns
her queen-like figm e, while her glossy
tresses, black as the raven's wingr
floats in rich profusion over a neck of
snowy whiteness.-Her dark eyes
sparifle, and a smile of conscious su.
periority plays around her mouth, as
glancia: at the mirror opposite, she
descends to welconac her gulests.
Many an adiiring glance is be
stowed upon her, as with her pecu
liar grace she receives her friends; for
anid tLat gay assemblage, none can
surpass her in beauty or accomplish.
With music and dancing the
hours glide swiftly away, and glad
hearts bound in unison with the
gay scie. Yet the hainghty Emily
Wv arner vainly endeavors to conceal
the deep anxiety within her breast.; for
ever and manon her dark eye glances
eagerly over the assembled multi.
tude in search of some objects which
it, fhils to meet. At length a bright
flush of joy sufuises her laii- chee ,.and
Arthuitr Leyton i. annoumced, ihr he is
the acknowledged lover of the proud he
Eagerly advancing to meet him,
she gaily exclaimed:
"1Prite, why this lon.z delay, sir
knight? we thought you had fors.k
"Circumstances prevented my map.
pearing earlier,' coldly replied her comll
Cnagrined at his ibrmnality, instead
of the gay repal tee with which he was
wont to greet her, she soon withdrew
froi his side to hide her disappoint
mnent and mortification by appearing
to iin in tihe merry jest and ring
ing laughter which echoed throughout
the apartmets: w hile Arthur Leyton
retired to an obscure corner, where
nuobserved. he could watch tihe ob
jects around him.
"The casket is beautiful," murmured
he, as he gazed upon tihe fihrm of Emi
ly: "but, alas! gentleness wid 'arity
are strangers to the heart."
The evening wore away, and the
guests began to d;sperse. The bril
liantly illuminated apartmenmts were
own feeble efloris, to sumpply them
with food, until, cmitnting the lit.
tie one to the care of ni ever pres
cut being. she teo passed away to
the spirit land.
Thec finily of which Alice had now
become a memaber, consisted of A r
deserted, and as the carriage cont
taining the last of her guests rolled a
way, Emily WVarner ascended to her
room, Flinginmg herself upon a couch,
y ielded to a passionaate flood of tears.
Pride, disappoi ntment and morti
fication, thie mingled emotions of
her heart, that had beena concealed du
rig the evening, now gave way.
Lo'ng and bitterly she wept, for the
tide of passion within her b~osomi ban
ishad sleep froni her eyelids, and the
keeii dart of disappointed affection
was rankling in her heart.
Ahm! lady fair, hadst thou have be
stowed one dol-~d of kindness umpoun the
little flower girl ini the mborning, nmany,
many times would it have been
returned to thmee durn" the evening
that htas now passed.-Ofhtou hast yet
to learn that each little act of charity
and kindnaeas bringeth its owna sweet to
(" 'TER III.
Can hearts ina which trute love
IBy wanat or wvoo be~ disumnitedi
The morthaer of Alice Prescott,
though (lying in the most abject pov
erty atnd distress, had been reared a
maid aflluence and case. The ont
ly daughter or wealthy parents, anad
joy of the household, ea'ch and eve
ry little childish whim had been in
dulged. As she grew up to wvomnan
hood, her suiperior beauty and aceeom
rlishamtnts won the love and namira
Lion of all, while the proud heart of
her father revelled in dreams of a
high and wealthy alliance.
But the independent spirit of Ada
Elwin nurtured by the indulgence of
childhood spurned the idea of marrying
for a high station in life; and when
in opposition to the expressed corn
mands of her aristoccratic father, she
was united to the poor, but no
ble-hearted William Prescott, to whom
she had long yielded ' die first and
purest affections df her heart, the
door of her father's stately mansion
were closed against her forever'.
For several years after their ithr
ringe prosperity smiled upon them.
Possessed of a Urdve dtid persever
ing spirit, and cheered by the constant
companionship of ler- who was deirer
to him than aught bf earth, William
Prescott struggled manfully with pov
erty. But soon, however, sickness ov
ertook him, and misfortune seemed to
hover around their path. With noth
ing but his own firmness and self-sac.
rificing spirit to depend upon, he con
tintued to labor till diseased litid fasten
ed too firmly upon him to be longer re
sisted. Then all eflrts to arrest its
progrcsl failed, and the deatli an
-el bore him away fromn earth.
Bowed down by poverty and af
fliction, and too proud to ask tir as
sistatice from him who had rudely ex
pelled her from the home of her
sunny infincy, Ada Prescott sought
to earn 11 scanty pittance 1y her nee
die, to support herself and Alice, her
oly darling child.
lit, unused to labor, and naturally
of a frail and delicate constitution, shte
Soon sank under the heavy burden;
while Alice endeavored with he
thur Leyton, her kind and noble-heart
ed benelihetor, a qister, several years his
senior, who in a measure supplied the
plac of the mother, (sie, together with
the father having died a few years pre
vious to the commencement of our nar
rative.) and a young brother, who,
although iourtceen years of age, was
still the pet of the household.
those with whomn Ie insou'ated, .vass
Frank Liyton a general fuvorite. His
lively, joycius disposition, eo:ibined
Wil a noble, genicrous spirit, which
developed itself in his intercourse with
those around him, won the affection
and esteem of all; while the energy and
perseveiance which lie displayed in
the pursuit of knowledge, gave prom
ise of a brilliant seholar.
Under the uenial sun of kindness the
grief and sadness of the little Alice
soon passed a.. av, even as the glisten
ing dew-drop at morn melts befirc
the rising beamis of the glorious king
orday. The suntny joy of infincy a
gain usurped its place within her heart,
and beamed froin her sunny eye, and
the song of gladness again gush
ed forth in all the freedon and joyous
ness of childhood.
In her gentleness and love, she en
deared herself to those around her, and
like a ray of sunlight seemed by
her sweet presence to illumine her
new home. Ere many weeks had
passed away, the warnest afletion
had sprung up between Frank and
herselt; an affection which after years
but served to strengthen and mature.
She looked up and smiled on the ma
ny glad facees,
The frienids of her- childhood w~hio
stood by her side,
Biut she shone o'er thtemt all, like a
quceen of the Gr-aces,
When, blushing, she whispered
the oath of a bride.
J. T. F'IEL.Ds.
Eight years have passed away since
Allic Praescott bceedme an inmate of
the stately mansion of the Leytons;
and now, uponi a clear, cold evening
in Novemtber-, when we again glatnee
towards it, we hear the glad soaunds of
laughter- and song. Many a thir formia
and sparkling eye meet our- gaze, but
none can vie' with yonder fhir-y. (ne,
who, robed in white satin, stands be
fore the mani of God, leaning con
fidingly upon the atrmt of the proud
and happy Faank Ley ton.
With all the fervor of youthful af
fection they ptrontounce the sacred vows
of eternal conistancy; anid as they
turtn to rec-eive thu glad wishes anid
congr-atulations of theira many friends,
we recognize mi the sunny tresses and
azure- eyes of the gentle bride, the lit
tle flower-girl, rescued from pov
er-ty and death by the noble-haearted
And now as lhe kisses lher- thir brow,
and softly whisperr "sister does lie re
gret thait littcle act of benevolence! Alt
n'ot lohg sin'ee lhas lie learned to treta
sure the hour in -which lie mect the lit
the orphan, and the in'eident which
served' to'show hitm the trne character
of the haughty helaress, Em~ily War-n
or; f-ar in the sweet companionship of
a gentle, loving wife, whiose3 heart ov
erflowvs with kindniess and chmaity to
all anid in the ndamin.; s-il of hi
little protege, he has forgctan the
Several *eeks hid passed my since
the marriage of Frank and Aice, when
one afternoon as she was sated in
the parlor, a servant entered and han
ded her a note. The hand-'riing not
being familiar, she hastily, bioke the
seal, and read as follows:
Madam-By the ivill of Charles
Elwin, Esq., recently deceasu, you
are left heiress of fifty thossaid dol
lars, bequethed to his only daught
or, Ada Prescott, if living; if:tot, the
legacy was to descend to her ciildren.
Having made inquiry, and discovering
yourself to be the legatee, me have
the honor of acquainting you with
And now, kind reader, we will
leave the orphan in the possssion of
happiness and wealth, and glance at
the haughty heiress, Emily:Warner,
who long since learned the cause of
her lover's coldness and dese-tion.
For a time she sought anid the
halls of gaiety and mirth, to banis'
his image from her heart; and though
she strove to join as ever in the mer
ry laughter and ringing jest, she
soon fo1id that the phantom, pleas
ure, was not there.
Years have passed aiway, and she
hits never married; though in relieving
the wants of the poor and needy a
round her, speaking kindly words of
cornfort and hope to the sorrowing
and bruken-hearted, she has strewn her
own path with blessings, and found the
precious boon of true happiness; and
now, in the heartfelt thanks of those
she has kindly relieved, she has learn
ed that acts of charity and love do
indeed bring a sweet reward.
FRRT Lov.-Win. Al. .Tihakeray,
Esq., the distinguished noveliest and.
lecturer, thus discour4Gse- the in
tensely interesting subjeot, which
fbrms the captain.of this artyle:
"Can any one la his nd i
er was in love- in 0if. Cah any
man say so? lie is a poor Creature,
if lie tan; and I itmake no doubt he hais
had at least forty-five first loves since
lie begun to be capable ofadmiring at
all. As fIr the ladies, them, ofcourse, I
put out of the question; they are
fresh, no doubt; Lhey never fall in
love until Mamma tells themn that Mr.
So-and-so is an amiable young man,
in every way eligible; they iev
er flirt with Captain Smith at a ball; and
sigh as they lie at home in bed, and
tlhik what a charnming dashing felow
be is; they never hear the young C
rate read his sermon so sweetly, and
Ltinlk how pale and interestin" he
looks, and low lonely lie must feel in
his curate house, and what a no
ble work it would be to share the
solitude, and soothe the pains, atnd
listen to the delightful doctrine of so
excellenit a ima; and never think of
attaching themselves to any mortal ex.
cept, thir brother, until lhe brinlgs
home a voting friend from college, and
says, '.Uary, Tom Atkinson admires
you hugely, and is heir to a thou.
sand a year!" They never begin the
attack, as I have hea d; but their
young hearts wait like so many
fortresses, to be attacked and carried
after a p~roper p'eriod of siege-by
blockade, or by bribery, or by capitu
lation, or by fiery escalade.
"Whilst ladies persist ini maintain.
ing the strictly-dcfon sive condition,
mn must naturally, as it were, take
the oppuosite line, that of' attack; othi
erwise, if bioth parties held aloof, there
would be no iniarriages;, and the
hosts would die in their respective in
action, wi thout ever comning to a
battle. Thuims, it is evident, that as
the ladies will niot, thme men must, take
the olflensive. I, for my part, have
made in the course of my life', at least
a score of chivalrous attacks upon sev
eral strongly-fortitied hearts. Sonme
times I began may work too late in the
season, and winter suddenly camne aid
rendered further labors impossible;
somnotinmes 1 have attacked the breach
madly, sword in hand, and have
beent lunged violently from the seal
ing ladder into the ditch; sometimes I
have made a decenit, lodgment in the
place, when-bang blows up a mine,
anmd I aim scattered to the duce! and
somnetinies when I have been in the
very heart of the citaidel-ah, that I
should say it!-a sudden panic has
struck me, and I run like the Brit
ish out of Carthagetna!"
PaovassioNAL BiavmTV.-"I say,
Doctor, wvhen I raise my arm up in
this way it almost kills mec." "You
fool! what do you raise it up for thien!
Punch says he really cannot, profess9
to understand the mystery 0 'spirit
rapping; but lie hias seen several authon.
ticated cases in which a devotion to
spirits has eaased many to be w~ith
out a rap.
Murder by Mistake.
The following homely but interest
ing narrative is related in one of thb
English magazines. It proves that
dreams are not always to be disre
garded, and shows that there' is 'som'e.
mimeS a remarkably strong sympathot
io connection between ones sleeping
ideas and wakeful motives of others:
"Five and twenty years ago, as I
was returning home one evening fr'om
St. Cere, I was overtaken by a storm.
I was on horse-back; and my idrse,
alarmed at the hail and lightning, be
came restive, and refused to go a step
in advance. I dismounted, and taking
the reins, attempted to urge him for
ward, when fortunately I perceived
lights ahead. I proceeded towards
them, and at length reached a mitera
ble hovel. Upon raising the latch, I
discovered a man and woman covering
over a wretched fire. employed in wear.
ing baskets- Good evening to you,
my friends,' I said in the dialect of the
country;'but sorry weather this.' The
worthy denizens of the hut cast on me
looks any thing but gracious; howev.
er, that caused me It little concern.
I asked them to make room by their
fire, assuring them I was willing to
meet any expense I might incur, and
proceed to throw a heap of foggots on
the embers without the slightest cere.
mon. 'Do you take us for innkeep
ers? inquired the fenale, in a shrill
angry tone. I took out mny purse and
gave her a ive frane piece.
"The sight of the coin molifned her
at once. 'Ah!' said the horrid old
witch, "I see you are a good gentleman.
and kiid;' and she resumed her task,
,The storm however, raged with una.
bated violence. The gale threatened
to carry away the hovel, and my horse
stood neighing and pawing the ground
under the shed where I had - fasteied
him. It wps idle to thiuk of venturing
forth,*' I culd sedcely reckon upon
fiding a oeping, apartnient in that
r "W ell, sir," sait -iwm fit,
woud be~ hsa Ii
but poor fulks, and have iobed wodt'
for such a fine gentleman; but if you
don't mind going up there, (ppinting
to a ladder and a kind of garet,) at
any rate you will be able to keep
"Somehow the woman's looks did
not please me at all. Ilowever, there
was no help for it, besides I was fresh
from the army, and no niilksop; and so
I climbed up accordingly, and gained
my loft tbrthwith. I then stretched
my cloak across the worm-eaten boards
that composed the floor, aid inspite of
storm and wind, was soon fast asleep.
"Strange enough, but I had scarce
fallen asleep, wheun I must needs set
to dreaming, I inmagined myself snugly
seated with the girl of my heart at my
side, when on a sudden I perceived
surging high above ier head a fce
most grizzly to behold. It was the
same that graced my gentle hostess of
thelhovel. She had a hatehit in her
hand, and made as though to strike
ime. I strove to rise and take flight,
but in vain-my limbs refused their
uffice. On my examining theim more
closely, 1 discovered they were severed
ait the joint. The change thus sudden
ly wrought in them had the effcet of
arousing ime froni my slumber; and
dispelling the fearful vision. At any
rate, wake up I did, and found m'ysehf
still in the garret, with my heaid pil
lowed on my elozck. 1 bent~ my head
to listen ifl I oH hear aught, but save
the howling of the storm, all wvas silent.
Somehow or other, I could not rid niy,
self of the paiiiful iimprssion occasioned
by my dream. It struck mec to indulge
in a peep through one of the maniy
chiinks of rotten, wormeaten boards,
and accordingly I proceeded to take
aii obs~rvationa of things that might be
passing below. 'Tho man and his
wife were still bendinig over the fire,
but they had discontinued their work
and were conversing in low whispers.
"I tell you, there's more coin in dhiat
purse than you could earn during the
rest of your lifetimne,' said the female.
"WVell, what then? Why, take it,
to be sure ! Catch tight hold of his
legs, and mind the rest of him follows
them; then pitch him down the hole,
mand leave the rest for mae,' showing a
maison's mallet in her hand.
"Weo'll lay him down somewhere on
the road, aiid folks will thiink that lhe
was killed by a full from his horse,' and
as she spoke she extinguished a sort
of nondescript lamp used by the pens
antry in those parts.
Thme fire was long since out, so I
could see nothing. They continued to
whisper, but it such low tones as to be
utterly inaudible. I trust I am not a
greater coward than my noighibors;
still I own I felt very much the reverse
of comfortable, for be it remembered
that I had not a single offensive weap
on about m'e. For a moment I con'
sidered the notion ofjumping dowa the
trap door,- and clearing' the ladder at A
sinigle spring; but said ladder was Very
ricknuv., and ad I mssmy - fot-ng
Heaven ilos ciiai tell What okul4
Iav'e.beei the 'esult. . oreover, I lad
but brief time for reflectiohj, or Isud
lenly felt a slight Vibration at the trap
door, which made nie shudder from
bead to foot.
Thd man was elimbiiig the ladder,
iind each round, as he nioupte, creak
Dd beneath his weight. By tlis time
I had succeeded in raising myself
noiselessly on my knees at the edge of
the trap-4obi-. With a. thiick bedaing
heart, and eye, ear aind limb o tioir.
utmost. tension, there I waited in an
agony of siipicension. Suddenly
amid the darkness, a f'rm appelited
before me, and I- felt its hand in' con
tact with my person. Isprdni on my
feet, clutched the individual by the
throat and hurled him backwards.
His foot slipped, and he fell heailly
from the ladder.
"I have him safe!' exclaltined ihe
woman; and at the same time I heard
the sound of a heavy blow, then a
piercing shriek, lollowed by another
blow, and then nought save the howling
blast and pattering rain. With her
own hands she had slain her husband!
"I had not nerve enough to descend
the ladder. I occurred to lie perhaps
I might be able to work my way out
through the roof, and so I did I
found my horse at the place where I
had made him fast, and proceded
forthwith to tell my story to the autlior
ities. The feiale was brought to trial
and sentenced to death; and as in those
days there was no such things as cir
cumstances ins extenuation, she *as du
TiE WHOLE STORY IN A XUT S11ELL.
-- The Albany Knickerbocker, under
the head of"Independence and Pro
gress," tells the whole story of our na
tioi~s birth and greatness, and prog-ess
in the arts and science, in a- remarka
bly short paragraph for a'theme so
comprehensive. The stye is rather
rd qt deidedly. to the poi6i"
3as y aVeiyears ao
1idv1been. Se'venty-seven- ybars ao
the United - States -was a remote cir.
cumstance; they nov :coinpose the se
cond commercial nktion in the oil.
Inl thrie quarters of a 'ntary they have
rcvolut onized the whole world, built
up an empire, licked our mother, and
fenced in a continent. In less time
than it took Methuselah to get out of
his swaddling clothes, we have. made.
more canals, tamed more lighining,
and ' harnessed more steam, dnd at a
greater cost in money, than the ibole
revenues of the world could have paiid
for the day lie got out of his time.
In sz-venty five years we have not oli
ly changed the polities of the earth,
but its iearing apparel;.edttoi shirts
being as much the oil'pring of the
United States as ballot boxes and Do
mocracy, Since the Fourth of July,
1770, the whole world hts Veen to
school, and what is better, has learned
moro common sense than *nas taught
in the previotis four thiousind years.
The probleni of.self-govermnent has
been sol ved, and its truth made as im
mortal as Washington or yellow corn.
Its adaption to all the wants of the
more aspiring nation, has been made
most signally manifest. Unider its
harmonious working, a republie has
grown t~ip in iin ordinary Eletime that
would liave taken any other system of
government a thousand years to~ have
brought about. Yes, in less thari it
has taken some grebn houise plants to
arrive itt miiturity, we have built a
naition that has spread itself from
Maine to Mexico, from the Atlantie to
the Pacifie; a nation that has caught
more whales~, licked more Mexicans,
planted more telegraph posts, and owns
more steamboats, than any nation that
has ever lived or ever will I ive. For
all this, we again say, thank God, and
praise Tlhomnas Jeff'erson.
Wary Mn. BUCHANAN NERI M~n
mED.-A correspondent of the New
H-Iavon Pal ladi um, writing from Lan
caster, Pa., bricfiy records the reason:
"A short distance from the city is the
country residence of lHon. Jameis Buc
hanan, American ambassador to the
court of St. James. Its general ap
pcomeeuc at once indicates that no fair
hand is there to train the creeping vines
or budding roses to their befitting
place-as you are awvare that the honi
orable gentleman still remains, In sin
gle blessedness!1 The story is briefly
toldt. Pa,ying his addresses to a young
and beautiful lady of this city, each be
came deeply enamored, and they wer~e
engaged. On a given evening, she re
quested his company to a party at a
filend's, which he declined on plea of
business engagements. Ci rchmstances
rendering it necessa'ry he, lat'e in the
evening, gallanted a young lady to her
home, and on the way-they, met.
Mortified and chagrined at what she
desmed nnfaithfulhess pnd-desertion,
and imagininig the wdo'st, she loft the
city early in the m'ornintg, and' return.
ed, a corpse. Such is thn us~.or, o
hsi early love, nor can thet
ol.disLietiin id trust mitAWN
get, nor the wreaths ho r kn
circle his brow bury th e nieiybf tu
early loved and. .
Mr. We'o'd, the ite. Cnsul at, V
pa also, onhis iway tie e d
ic a letter toa way frigsd:
in Ohio he describes the codiditiin
which the sudden inilgene rl e nanq
pation of the negro slaves in -Tanaaica
has reduced that iagnificent ;sland,
Ai net of misguided philanthrophy habi
been the ruin or boit whites andblacka;
and the miserabile race whieli it *as
designed to bless. ppear to lie Ist re
lapsing ihl.'l state of utter barb'liarni.
The ftollowing is anii extract fron r
Wood's ietter, wiel appeared inti
"Abpilt 10 o'clnok A; M. wecam
i sight ofr Jamaica Mountains n4
peared, rising" s mierl thousand-fee.
On nearing the land we took oibogi4
a black pilot rai close in widtIAle
shore dbout thirty miles to Portl0y
al, and entered the harbor of Kingston
inich, you know, is oi the soutjh sAi
We were close in wiih the land frboti
the time we reached Jamaica until ;We
ntie t the iarbor. We *saw man
pntatiis, the biildings dilapidat -
lields Of ingaprne half-workeda;
apparsnig po~r, Njid nothinig butah4"
whieh will grow. iitioid. the abr
mahn appchr4 luiuriiht tand flourishing. >
The island , itsilf ii. ofKrent ferlit
one 6f tlie bst bf the nilles; t a
the lirge 4atuti ipon it are now got ig
to riiius, In tjhe harbor were not a d z
en ships of all natiofls; nb busjes
was doing, and ever thing you hear T
spoken was in thD K1hnguage of con
plhint. Since the blacks have beer
lib'erted tley hjvre becoma indolent,*
insolent degraded, and dishonest. -
They fre a rude, b9astly..setof vaga.
bond lJying naked about ihe streets,
a t6 Htti it ,. and .
numbers, perfectly naked,amesa' i
ingabout thd boat and would diveifori
small pices o omi* tit were tio"
then by the passen rs. These they
would catch in the witer or pick from
the bottom. .They never. i ai thougli
the wa-er is twenty fie. feetdeep
"The harbor 6fKingston is spacious
sd secure. Te city is old 'aidjiui*
ruins. On entering It tile strangrJ
annoyed to death by the black beggns
at ever' step, and you must often show
themydu pistols .r ai uplifted eane ,
to rid yoursclfotf their importunities..
",We were fiere tivuty-four hpguaq,.
took in tour hiindred tons of c
whioh was till bronght on board'by.
black women in ra'gs, in tubs,carue
on their heads.
"T'ile ,Ahites are, very civil and cour
teous: 'they seem delighted to se
Americans, say the island is ruined by.
legislation And the neglect of hovie'
Governirtent, and most of them are de,
sirous of getting away.
'il hope tle tbolition of slavery .ev.
cry where vill not be attended With.tiue
same consequen.ed that it has in Ja-!
maicd-to' ruini both black and ihite;;
but no.one visits Jamaica without thei
most tborough conViction that;.the li
erit:on of the slave has spoie11 im
and rumecd his master I have howev.:
er, time for no .more comments, 6n.
Dar FRANKU.NS ToAs'r.-Longtai er
Gen. WVashington s victories over a~
French and English had made bis
name familiar to all Europe,i Dr.
Franklin had chanced to dine with the
English and French Ambassadot~ a
when, as near as we enn recollee~lj&
following toasts were drank:
By the English Ambassador:
"England-The Sun, whioso~
beams enlighiteni and fructif~
mnotest eorners of the Erthu."
The Frenck Amb'assador,
with natural pride, but too
dispute the previorirn t'6sti, dra~i~
"France-The Moon, whose '
steady and cheering rays are the de.
light of all nations, consoling thenm in
the darkness, making their dreariness
-1Dr. Franklin then rose, andiwialle
his usual d ignitf and simplicity, s~td:
"George Washington--The Joshua,
who commanded the Sun and Mioon td
stand still, and they obeyed hth.
Men, like books, have at each itrd
black leaf-childhood and old age.
Graves are but the fo-stepinef $h
angel of eternal life.
Peace is the evening star of th e o1
as virtue Is itg sure ati theL* ~
never aparti.. 7
He who' dreads 796 II'~i
peplisliea utaWh ~
house witiout swidw~~b
Outrht'owsaare lk. thtmd4b668
which ueth b4ie ith6 dIstanb b
grow Ii htor as tBiof Qgpremii