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A TOUCH ING STOIt.
When the tyranny of the last James
drove his subjects to take up arms
against him, one of the most formida
ble enemies of his usurpations was
Sir John Cchrane, ancester to the
pres. nt Earl Dundenald. le was
one of the moost prominent actors in
Argyle's rebell on, and for ages a set
tled gloom hung over the house of the
Ca:tptells enveloping itn common i ruin
all who united their fortunes in the
cause of its chiellains. The same
doom encompassed Sir John Coechrane.
le was surrounded by the king's
troop's. Long, deadly and desperate
was his resistance, but at length, over
powered by numbers, he was taken
prisoner, tried, and condemned to die
upon the seaflId. He had but a few
davs to live, and his jailor awaited the
arrival of his death-warrant to lead him
forth to execution. His family and
friends had visited him in prison and
exchanged with him the last long heart.
rendin; farewell. But there was one
who was the pride of his eye and of
his house; even Grisel, the daughter of
his love. Twilight was casting a deep
gloom over the grating of his prison
house; he was mcour tiig for a last lot k
of his favorite child, and his head was
pressed against the cold, donp wall of
his cell, to cool the feve ish pulsations
that shot though it like the sting of
fire, when the door of his a'partnent
swung on its unoiled hinges , and the
keeper entered, followed by a Noung
and beau'iful lady. her person was
tall and con itatiding, her eyes dark,
bright and tearless; but their very
brightness spoke of sorrow-ol sirrow
too deep to be wiped away--andl her
raven tresses were parted outtr her
brow pure as the polished marble -
The unhappy captive raised his head
as they entered.
" My child ! my own Grizel !" he
exelaimed, as she fell upon his bosom.
" My father, my dear ftther !" sob.
bed the miserable maiden, as she dash
ed away tie tears that accompanied
"Your interview must be short,
very short," said the jailor as he turn
ed and left them, for a few minutes,
God help and comfort thee, my
daughter ! added the unhappy lather,
and he held her to his breast, and im
printed a kiss upon her brow. " I
feared that I should die without be
stowing my last blessing upon thte
head of my own child, and thatt stung
rme more than death, but thou .-t conie
and the last blessing of my wiretched
" Nay, forbear !" she exclaimed;
"not, thy last blessing; niot thy last'
My father shall not die."
"Be calm, be calm, my child !" re
plied lie; " would to heaven that, I
could comfort thee, my own. But
there is no hope-within three days
thou and all thy little ones will be-"
.Fatherless, he wotild have said, but
he the words died on his tongue.
"Three days !" replied she, raising
her head fronm his breast, but she added
eagerly pressinig his hand, " my latheri
shall live ! 1.4 not my grand father
-the friend of father Petre, the con fessor
-and master of the king, from himt he
shall beg the life of his son, atnd my
father shall not die."
" Nay ! nay, Grizel," returned lhe,
" be not deceived--there is no hope
-already thte king has signed the
order of my execuition and the rhessen
ger of death is nIow on the wvay."
"Yet my father shall not die ! she
repeated emphatieally; and turmnng to
her father, said calmtly; we [part nlow,
btut wye shall meet aigamn."
"~ What, would miy child," itnquired
lie, engerhy, gazing anxiotusly ont her
"Ask no~t now.* my father," she re
iblied--- ask not now; but pray for me,
anid bless mue--but not with thy last
lIe prevssed her hatud to htie heart.
and wept upont her nteck. In a low
nu~i.tmen ts the~ jailor etitered and they
wenre ti rn fromi~ the armns ofC each other,
tLe interview we have mentioned, a
waytitring man crossed the bridge at
Lerwick, from the North and preceded
duwn Marvgate, sat down on a beaelh
by the dour of an hostlery on the side
of the Street nearly fronting where
what was called the " Mail guard."
ie did not enter the inn for it was
above his apparent condition, being
that which Oliver Cromwell had made
his headquarters a few years before,
and where at sonic earlier period,
James the Sixth had taken up his resi
deice when on his way to enter the
sovereignt. of England. The travel.
ler wore a coarse jerk in, fastened round
his body by a leathern girdle, and
over it a small cloak, corposed of
equally plain materials. He, was ev
idently a young man, but his beaver
was drawn down, so as almost to con
ceal his features. In one hand he car.
ried a small bundle and in the other a
pilgrim's stall. IHaving called for a
glass of wine, he took a crust of bread
Irom his bundle, and after resting a
few minutes rose to depart. The
shades of night were s etting in, and
threatened to be a night of storm, the
tleavens were gathering black, the
clouds were rushing fron the sea, sud.
den gusts of wind were moaning along
the streets accompanied by heavy
successive drops of raid and the ace of
the I weed was troubled.
" Ieas en help thee it thou intendest
to go Ihr in such a night as this," said
the sentinel at the English gate, as :he
tr aveller passed him and proceeded to
cross the bridge.
In a few minutes he was upon the
borders of the wide, desolate and drea
ry moor of Tweedmuouth, whien for
riiles presented a desert of white, fern
stunted heath, here and there covered
with thick brush-wood. lie slowly
toiled over the steep hill, braving the
storm, which now raged in its wildest
fury. Thierai fell in torrents, and the
wind howled as a legion of tarnished
wolves, hurling its hungry echoes over
the heath. Still the stranger oashed
onward until he proceeded two or three
miles from Berwick, when as if to
brave the storm, he sought shelter
amidst the crai and bramble bushes
by the way side. Nearly an hour had
passed since he sought this imperfect
refuge and the stoiin hal inc eased
to gether, when a horse's fi.eet was heard
spashing along the road. The rider
bent his head to the blast. Suddenly
his horse was grasped by the head, and
the t aveller stood before him, hold
ing a pistol to his bi east.
" Dismount !" cried the stranger
The horseman benumed and striek
ened with fear, made an eilbrt to reach
his arms, but in a in' mment, the hand
Of the robber quitted the bridle, grasp
ing the breast of tle rider, arid drag
ge- himr to the ground. lie fell heavi
ly on his face and for several minutes
remained sensele.s. The stranger
seized the leathern bag which contain
ed the im .il from the north and fling
ing it on his aboulder, u lied across
Early on the following morning the
iaiitants aof lerwic were hurrying
in grontps to the spt where the robbery
4 d been committed, but no trace of
tihe r bber could be obtained.
Three days had passed, and Sir John
Cochrane yet lived. The mail which
catained his death warrant had been
robbed, and betemre anaothaer crder for
his exectian conhli be gi ven tire inter.
eess.aan ofhis father, athe Earl ot Dun
donald, with the King's confessor
:night be stuccessful. Gaizel now lhe
iaie hris constanit companion in pris.
on. and spoke to himt words of corm
foirt. Nearly fourteen days had pass
ed since the protracted hope ini the bo
somn of the prisoner became more bit
ter titan mis first despair. Bunt evenr
that hope bitter as it was, perished.
Th'le inltereession of his father had been
unasucesslnl-and a secondl time thre
big .ted arid would be despotic mon
arch signed the warrant for his deaih,
and in little more tha a one clay that
warranit for his death would reach the
" The will of Iheaven be done !"
groaned the Captive.
"Anmn," returned Grizel with wvild
vehemence, "c btet my father shall not
Again the rider'witlr the mail reach
ed Twetedmnouth, and-a second time lie
bore with him tha doom of Cochrane.
[He spurred his hors6 to his utmost
speed ; he looiked cauitioally before and
behinid, and around him, and in his
hnand~ he carried a p~istol ready to) de
fend himtself. The moon shed a ghast
ly light over the heath rendermng deso
lation visible and giving a spiritual
emboduimenit of every shrub. Hie was
turning the- angle of a44traggling copse
when has horse reared at the report of
a pistol, the fire of which seemed to
dash right in its cars. At the same
momnent his horse reared more violent.
ly and ire was driven:fr'om the saddle.
In amoment the foot of the robber
was unjacn his bret who, bending,
'over himan brandishing a short d -g.
ger in his hand, vaid
"Give me thine arms nr die !"
The h art of the King's servant
failed in hint and without venturing
to reply, he diaihe-rs co mandEu.
" Now go thy way,' cried the rubber
si-rnly, " but leave me thy horsE, and
leave the mail-lest worse come upon
The man thorcf ore arose, and pro
ceeded towards Berwick, trembling
and the robber, mounting his horse
which he had left, rode rapidly across
Preparations were making for the
exe ution t Sir John Cochrane-the
offTcers of the law waited only the ar.
rival of the mail with his second detth
warrant, to lead him to the scafsld%
and the tidings arrived that the maii
had beet robbed. For yet fourteen
days the life of the prisoner would
be prolonged. He again fell on the
neck of his daughter and wept, and
" It is good-the hand of heaven is
' Said I not,' replied the maiden, and
fur the first time sun wept aloud-that
my father should not die !'
The fourteen days were not yet pas
sed when the prison door flew open.
and the old Earl of Dundontald rushed
to the arms of his sun. His initerces
sion with the confessor had been at
length successful, and ifter twice sign.
ing the warrant for the execution ef
Sir John, which had as often tiled in
reaching its destnatuomi, the king haul
sealed his pardon. le hurried with
his father from the prison to his own
house. his fltnily were clinging around
him, shedding tears of ji y ; and they
were marvelling with gr-attitude at the
mysterious providence that, had twice
in'creepted the mail when a stranger
craved an audience. Sir John desired
itim ti, be adioitted-arid the rbber
entered. He was habited, as we have
before described, with a course jernin;
but his hearing was above his coidi
tion. On entering he .lightly touched
h:; beaver but 'emijuied covered.
When you have perused these,'
said he taking two paisers from his
bosom, 'cast them into the fire!'
Sir Juhn glanced on them, started
and became pale-they were his death
' My deliverer!' exclaimed he, 'how
shall i thank then--how repay 'he
preserver of my life ? My father, my
children thank him for me !'
The old Earl grasped the hands of
the stranger, the childicn emibraced
his knees; and he burst into tears.
By what tn ao engetrly enquied
Sir Jihn, shall I cll toy delivurer r
The stranger wept alind, and raising
his beave-r, the raven trines of Grizel
Cochrane fell upon the clunk.
* Gracious HIeau ens !' excaiimrd the
astonishes and enraptured fatler
' y own child !--iny own Grizel!'
The Richest Man in' Vir
GENTLEMEN :-I have thought, fur
sometime. I would write for your pa
per something in relation to the richest
man in Virginia, and the' largest slave
holder in the Union, andJ perhais in
the world, uiness the sera; of uisnsin
be considered slaves ; and the wi'h
expressed in your paper, a few days
ago, to know whom it, was so wealthy
mn Virginia, induces mee to write tis
Samuel Irairston ;- b Pit tsy Ivaia,
is the gentleman. When I was in his
section, a year or two ago, he was the
owner of between 1,600) and 1.700
slaves, in his oiwn right,, having but a
liale whit - bueore takenm a census. He
also has a gruespective right to about
1,000 slaves more, whic-h are now
own~ed 'my his mother-in law, airsa.
R?. Hai stun, he having married her
only child. [Hi niw has the nianage
mnent of them, whIch ma~kes the mn~ii
her oif his slaves' reac-h near threer
thousatnd. They increase at the rate
of near' 100 every year; and lie has to
purchase a large plantation every year
to settle thema on. A large nuomber
of his plantations are in Ihenry and
Piatrick Counties, Virginia. Hec has
large estates in North Carolina. 11is
landed property in Stokes, alone, is
assessed at, $00,000. His wealth is
differently estimmated at from $3.000,
0.00 to $5,000,000 ; andl I should thinmk
it was neat-er the latter. You think
he has a hard lot, but I assure you Mr.
IHairston nianages all his tnattors as
easy as most persons would an estati.
of $10,000. lHe has overseers who
are compelled to give him a writte'n
statement oif what has been made and
spent oni each planiation, and his no
gr'oes are all clothed and fed from his
own domestic manufacture ; and
raising his own tobacco crop, which is
imnmensely large, as so much clea
gain every year, besides his increase in
negroes, which is a fortune oif itself.
And now for his residence. I have
travelled over fiften States of thi
Union, and have never seen anything
comparale to his yard and garden,
except some in the . ssippi delta
id none of them e . wt; :Mrs
lIairstons has been, ' Ing'it fo
years;,and a good '. era
preachmng near the het
hing Paradise, said, t'was as beauti
flul as Mrs. Hairsto6" 'r, as a frieni
who had visited Waiington 'oity fhi
the first time, remarked, that " the
public grounds were nearly as hand
some as Sa-nuel Hair:on's.' He is i
plain, unassuming gen.Ileuian, and ha
never made any noi~ ini the world
though he could vi1 ' th the Bruce:
the-McDonoutgh's aril ~Astor's ; and il
is strange, that, while etheir wealth i:
co extensive with t ho. nicw, he is noi
known 100 miles froifri home. I be
lieve he is now the w.Althiest man it
the Unaion, as Win. B. Astor is only
worth about 4,000 050, and the estate.
of city people are '.e tly overrated
while Mr. Hairston ...n show the pro
perty that will bring/he cash at anj
Mr. Hairston wa.gqased within r
rew miles of where ._e now lives, ir
Henry county. He bgh several broth
.-rs. who are pretty wvbll to do in tl
world. Ore of them, .,s rshall Hairs
non, of Henry, own. ja)re than 70(
negroes ; Robert Hairton, who now
lives in Mississippi,'har *,000 an<
[Jardin I i airst. n, who has also n.ove
to Mississippi, about'600 slaves.-.
George ilairston, of IJknry, has given
most all of his propert to his childret
reserving only about 1 . slaves f;r hi:
oWni use. This, I leli e. is a correc
.tatem:ent of the eirou $a'ices of tl
Hairston famtrily- T SMOa.fTE.
n; '.,: r..
Arsen ic Ejting.
In some pal t of Lu r Austria ani
Syrin, and especial' In the hilly re
gion towards Ilungar " there prevail
among the it:*iefui. Airfdiar1
custom of eating arsemlie.
It is eaten pi1 f. d-y for one o1
hoth of two purposes : First. that the
eater iay thereby acquire freshnes:
of complexion and ilumpnessof figure
F or this purpose, as will readily b<
supposed, it is ehiely eaten by th,
yomug. Second, that the wind ma)
lie imopaoved, so that lo:ig tod steel
heights may he climied without difli
cuty of breaching. By the middle
agl and the old it is esteeied fur it:
influenaee. and both results ar de
scribed as l iflowing a l most invariably
from the use of arsenic.
To improve tlieir appearance, youn
peasants, of both sexes, have recoursa
to it., somie no doubt from vanity, all,
sonie with the view of adding to thei:
charms in the eves of each other. Ait
it is very rena kablo to see how won
derfully well they attain their object
fomr tl.ese poison eaters are generally
remarkable for blooming complexions
and a full rounded healthy appear
ance. Dr. Von Tschuki gives the ftil
lowing case, as having occurred in hi,
own practice: " A healthy but pal
and thin milkmaid. residing in the par
ish of H-1 , had a lover whom shi
wished to attach to herself by a moro
agreeable exterior. She therefore hat
recourse to the n. elI known pu'rilier. amll
took arsenic several times at week.
Ihe desired 0 tet was not long it
showing itself, for in a few months sh<
became stout, rosv.cleced, and al
that her lover could desire. In orde
however to increase the effect, shie in
catitionslyV intcreased the dose of arse
tie andl fell a victim to her vanity.
She died poisoned--a very piaintu
death." The number of such fatal ca1
sen, especially among young persons
is described as by $0o means in consid
For the second purpose--that o
rendering the breatintg easier whic
goitng nfp hill-the peasat puts a smali
hfnent of tarsenie in his mouth, ami
lets it dissolve. '1Tie effect is astonish
itng. HeJ ascends heights with fheility
win 'a he could not otherwise do witi
out the greatest difliculty of breathing~
The quatntity of arsenic with whiei
thc eaters begin is about half a grain
They continue to take this quantit
two or three timesgu week, in thi
tmorning hesting, till th'ey become hal
ituated to it. 'They then cautiously it
crease the dose as the quantity previ
ously taken seems~ to diminish in it
effeet. 'l'Te peasant 1U-a," say
1)9. Von Tschudi, ".a hale man of si.,
ty, who enjoys capital health at preset
takes fiievery dose a piece abiout Lw<
grains itn weight. For the last forta
years he has continued the hmahii
which he inherited from hisq father
anid which he will transmit, to his clii,
No symptoms of illness or chroni
poisoning are observable in any
these arsenic eaters, when the dosei
carefully adapted to the constit utio
and habit of bo-ly of the person usin
it,. But. if fronm any cause the arseni
be hlft oiT' for a time, symptoms c
disease occur, which resemble thosee
arsenical poisoning ; especially a grec
feeling of discomfort arises, great ir
diffearoee to every thing aroutnd, anm
iet~y about his own person dcr..g
digestion, loss of appetite, a feeling of
over.loading in the atom'ach up to the
' Throat, spansmi?in thdthri!at, pain. in
s; stoy it is Bthing.: e.
these symptoms there Is only oie~
speedy mode of relief-an immediate
return to arsenic eating.-Blackwood'a
The most beautiful and effecting in
cident I know, associited with ia ship.
wreck, is the following: The Gros
venor, an East Indiarnan, homeward
bound, goes ashore on the coast of
CafTraria. It is resolved that the offi.
cers, passengers and crew, in number
one hundred a'nd thirty-five souls, shall
endeavor to penetrate on foot across
trackless deserts, infested. by. wild
beasts tnd savages, to the Dutch set.
tlements at the Cape of Good Hope;
with this forlorn object before them,
they finally seperate in two parties
never more to meet on earth.
There is a solitary little child among
the passengers--a httle boj of seven
years old, who has no relation there;
and when the 'first party is moving
away, he cries after some member of
it who has been kind to him. The
I crying ofa child might be supposed to
be a little thing to men in such great
extremity, but if touches them, and he
is inrrediately taketi into the detach.
nents, from which time forth, this
child is sublimely made a sacred
charge; he is pushed on a little raft
acro-s broad rivers by the swiming
-ailors; they carry him by turns
through the deep sand and long grass,
(he patiently walking at all other
times;) they share with him such pu
trid fish as they find to eat; they lie
down and wait for him when the rough
carpenter, who becomes his especial
friend, lags behind. Beset by' ions
lard tigers; by.-'agei,-by -hint
hunger, by death in a crowd of ghastly
shapes, they never-O Father of all
mankind thy name be bless?d for it!
-trget this child. The captain stops
exhausted, and his faithful coxswain
goes back and is seen to sit down by
his side, ar. neither of the two shall
be any more beheld until the great
last day; but, as the rest go on for their
lives. they take the child with them.
Tie carpenter dies of poiso:ious ber
ries eaten in Rga- vation, and the stew
ard, succeeding the command of
the party, succeeds to the sacred
gua:dianship of the child.
God knows all he does for the poor
baby; how he cheerfully carries him
in his arms when he himself is weak
and ill; how he feed's him when him.
self is grilled with want, how he folds
his ragged jacket round him, lays his
ittle worn tace with a woman's ten.
derness upon his sunburnt breast,
Soothes hirm in his suliering, sings to
himn as he limps along, unmindInI of
his own parched and bleeding feet.
Dividing 'or a Jew days from the rest,
they dig ia grave in the land and bury
their good friend the codper-these
two companions alone in the wilder
ness-and then the time comes when
both are ill, and beg their wretched
-partners in despair, reduced and few
in number now, to wait, by them one
day. They wait by them one day,
I they wait by thesm two days. On the
morning of the third they move very
.softly about, i.i making their prepara
.tions for the resumnption of their journ
.ey; for the child is sleoping by the
lhre, and it is agree-] with onie consent
.that. lhe shall not he disturbed un'til the
last moment. The moment c .m'es,
.the lire is dying-and the child is
f Ills faithful friend the steward lin
gers bumt a little while behind him.
I lis grief is great, he staggers on for
a few days, lies down in the deser t
and dies. But he shall be reunited in
his imnmo rtal spirit-who can doubt
it?-with the child, where he and the
poo capenershall be raised up with
thewors," iasuchasyou have
dune it unto the least of these, ye have
done it unto me."
-Advice to Young Women.
Tr'ust niot in uncertain riches, but
-prepare yourself for every emergency
a in life. Loarn to work, and not to be
s dependent upon servants to make your
-bread ; sweop your floors amnd darn
your own stockings. A bove all things
do not esteem too lightly those honor
able young men who sustain them.
,selves'and their aged parents by the
, work of their hands, while you care
-ibr and receive into your company
those lazy, idle pmipinjays, who never
o lift, a finger to help tlhemselves as long
f as they can keep body and soul to
S get er, aud, get . suflicient to live in
i fashion. If you are wise you wvill look
at the subject as we do ; and when you
c are old enough to become wives, you
f will prefer the honest mechanic, with
f not a cent to commence life, to the
t fashionable loafer, with a capigaI sof
-ten thousand dollaro. WVh~nover we
-hear remarked, "Such a young lady
dI han married at fr-tu;no," u- aiwayn
tremble for her future prosperity.
Riches left to children by wealthy, ..a.
'tiis, andntex of souding the pur
ses of your lovers, and examining the
cut of their coats, look into their habits
and their hearts. Mark if they trade,
and can depend upon themselves; see
if they have minds which will lead
them to look above butterfly existence.
Talk not of beautiful white skin, and
of the soft, delicate hand-the splendid
form and the fie appearance of the
young gentleman. Let not these foolish
considerations engross your thoughts.
Treatiing is pretty much as our
Southern brethern day, a Yankee cus.
toin. All over Ytnkeedom, if a man
is.dry, he first looks up somebody to
treat and then a bar. In a company
which is dry habitually every hour or
.two, he is the lucky man who learns
not to mention his desire to imbibe
un il another has expressed h'imself; he
gets his treats and save his coppers
longest. But is no great gain after all.
For whoever is treated nu'st at at
times, or grow contemptible before his
companions. Down East a man died
who was a prodigious sponge. When
he died it was thought the meanest
man on earth ceased breathing. In
town meeting the people talked over
'a monument for them, and the epitaph
decided on was this: "He never stood
treat hi his life." Treating is a very
costly business. It multiplies the
price of a' drink by the number of
thirsty reifors that runin the cop any.
It' is very unwise, since it makes as a
supplement to each one's a petite,
the appetite of every other. You pay
for drinks for fellows who don't feel
like drinking; and for fear of loosing
your share, you drink with those who
teat when you had rather not.' The
Enrsh sty atie Tiltr^ 'ir: . 4;
ofyoung fellows go to a bar in TAn.
don, each pays his own bill. ft keeps
accounts square. It simnplifies matters.
There is no double entry in memorv.
and there is less left on the mind to
burden it. Treating has made drunk.
ards of troops of promising youths;
and there is a great army of them
sois of our rich men and children of
the poor. all on a footing-.now in
training to take their places, so fast as
the appoplexies and congestions, and
other fashionable diseases .which re
place dlirium tremens, and the trou
bles that used to be in vogue with
hard drinkers, shall pick off the pres
ent supply. It is a foolish, thriftless
custoin. It is almost enough of itself
to keep a young man from ever get
RavENUE OF TillEvEs zN ENoLAND.
-Did any of our readers ever ask
how much does a thief earn ? This is
a financial problem which should re
ceive a clear and satisfactory solution.
There are clerks, tradesmen, artists,
clergymen, officers, and journalists,
who have not as large an annual in.
come as some expert thieves. A clever
thief can always show you some ready
cash. He gets so many bales of silk,
hampers of plate, caskets of jewels.
bundles of bank notes, and all cash
boxes full of glittering coin, that he
cap aflord to live in luxury. The ag
gregate gaims of successful depredators
is really astounding to ploddting souls,
who never trouble themselves about
the revenues of the dlishoniest. But it
is high time to enqiuire into the matter.
We find, then, the forty four thieves
are ascertained to have stolen money,
plate, watchres, .jewelry, shop goods,
and other property, amouImting to moi e
than twenty thousand pounds ; arnd
that during a single year, the metropo.
litan police accou:nted for stolen prop
ert~y worth forty four thousand pounds.
'We need not wo-.der- at all this. Gen.
tlenmen are so reckless of their pocket
books, ladies of purses, and tradesmier
ot their goods, that it is easy for s
trained thief to secure valutable booty:
and a miember of the predatory clast
never throws away a chance of obtaip
ing rich plunder, and plenty of it. W
must not omit to remmnd our readeru
that a large number of' thefts, bitrgla
ries and street rubberies are nevei
punished. The plunder goes to miin
ister to the sensnmal propenisities of tho
successful depredator, and the public
rarely got to knowv anything about thi
amount of property taken. Soinn
illustration pertmient to this remark arm
known to us. A'man confessed to ue
that he dlrove a dozen sheep out o~
Smithfield, and remained unpunished
In another case a woman held u
thirty bright sovereigns which she hat
stolen, and which she was then spend
img in the most shameless manner
and not far from where she stood is
public house in which a person wva
robbed by two thieves of .?300. The3
arc still at largn. Even the potty thie
manages to steal a half a dozen o
handlkerchuiefs..per day~ aird, does no
think from' thirty shillings to'tw<
pounds weekly, extraordinary gain.
.nake ten shillings a day and who
tilen does adii a ' 'letdj s di
t heizad stofed r."
dred and fifty pounds at one
during his career of crime, up -ards of
four thousand pounds' worth of silver
plate. Such facts as those-show tha
reformatory instititions' are a griew
pecuniary and moral 6n to the entir6
A GRATEFUL NATION.-A. wronged
man I have been-more wronged than
this world tells of; forever the public
good has guided me in sufIering and ir
action ;-but when falsehood is in vig.
orous activity, with encouragement and
support and power; whien even from
the judgment seat insolence and op-.
pression are dealt furth, the dignity of
human nature gives a right, without
imputation or vanity, to avow good
services. To me, also, as an inspired
truth, has come that passionate burst
of eloquence with which Charles Fox
repelled enmity. "There is a spir
it of resistance iniplanted by the Deity
in the breast of man propo itiicned to'
the size of the wrongs he is destined
to endure." This spirit prompts me
to vindicate a claim to better usage.
I have woon'iato'ries sulfd'nd agrea
kingdom by arms na legislation, so
as to enable a million of humin beings
to enjoy life and lift their hlgads in
freedom. I hav o'p Iid a vast field
for commercidJ enterp'rise by the fn'
dns, augmented the revenue of the In
dian goivernment by millions;' and in
a moment of immint-nt peri! as
the Anglo Indian Empire fromn mu.
nity more formidable than ever bef o -
menaced its stability. The return h'a
been twice to drive me from high and
honorable positions, and all but. pro
claim me a pu'lic enemy.' In parlia
ment villified by n' wttfhout tht ai'
ch w t -'b hl 1a &d, ro ' ,
tection against slaidder. I leave mi e
tions to history.-Sir Charles Napier.
PROVERBIAL PmILOs PHY.-When a
man sounds his own trumpet, be sure
there's a crack in it. How few wonien
deal in more than the bare necessaries
of coniversatior.. There are min is as
wellas streets,. that want draining. The
glove that a duchess wears to-clay ,may
cover the hand of her housemaid' to
morrow, cleaning the grate. The best
word in many books is " Finie," . Ile
that contfsses to one particular weak
ness. has many more in reserve. How.
few coics wit'hin ear shot of f'ame!
The tears of his hearers are the prea h
er's applause. Miamnon ties a many
marriage knots as Cupid. A' heart
once given should he "not transferra
ble." He that says, "I know a se
cret," will tell it if pressed. Friend
ship otten ripens, under the seed of
intimacy, into love.--Digenis.
QUA LIFIcATIoNs.-Somebody has
very tiuly remarked that,
A good ?Dije exhibits her love for
her husband by trying to promote his
welfare, and by administering to hls
A poor wief "dears" and' " my
loves " her husbar.d, and wouldn't saw
a button to his coat to keep him from
A. sen~ile ie looks for her enjoy.
mnent at home--a silly one abroad.
A wsie girl would win a lover by
practising th'.se virtues which secure
admir~ation when personial charms have
A simrple girl endeavors to recoin.
mend herself by the exhibition of friv
olous accomplishmuenms and a mawkish
sentiment, which are as shallow as her
A good girl always respects herself,
and theretore always possesres the re
spect of others.
A H-on RID THREAT.-Th' Ereemiin's
Journal-the organ of A rch bishop
Il'ughes-alluded to tke manifestations
of dislike' wich the presence of Bedini
has called forth'in vai-ous places in
this country in'the following charac
teristie manner :
I.f the result of this damnable agi
tation, created ond fostered by the dai
ly papers, should hap;.en to end in a
genoral slaraghter of misguided men
hy each other, and a consequint flding
of the city in some two hundred places
al onice, in what repute will the coim
mnunity, sobered aind taught, wisdom
by commrercial'ruin, hold the misera
-,lo newspaper mb~n who will have
brought on so fearful catastrophe."
Can' anyv our read3ers peruse the fol
lowmng appeal, and retain a dry eye t
If they can they must be atrong heart
Olh, Sally dear, the evenin 's clear,
Thicsk files the skimimin swally,.
Tekyis blue, the field's in view,
All fadin' green and ylle.* '
Com 16tbi'stray eur toilsome way,
And vie the charms of nater
The barking dogs, the squealing hogs,
And e' eiro eated tar. -