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LOVE AND SPITE;
THE BURNT BOUQUET.
" I can endure this state of things no
conger P. said Charles Olover to him
selt; as he closed the door of the ollice
behind him, and proceeded up the
street with the lirm step of one who
has taken a decided resolution, and
intends carrying it speedily into effect.
The day was a lovely one, the streets
were crowded with the gay and fash.
ionable-but Charles-fntent upon his
own thoughts-scarcely saw the smiles
and bows w:th which many a bloom.
ing face greeted I un as he passed; and
a short walk brought him to the house
it was his object to reach.
" Miss Ormsby is at home, sir,"
said the servant; and in a moment
Charles eiterecd the handsornu drawing
room, where the haatii'ul Flora Orm.
by was engaged with some other ir orn
-.A.carual observer could not have
told, by her receptioh oftlic geiite
man, whether liis presence was accep
table oir otherwise. It was quiet and
we!l.red-though Carles deteted
the slight blush and the qui:kened
breathing with which she continnred the
conversation his enterence Lad inter.
rupted, and this more than made
.amends to him for the very small part
lie was cal ed upon to take in it. IHe
sat, therefore, little heeding the corn
monplaces which were poured forth
thick and fast by the different members
of the circle, and gazed silently upon
the lovely face of the daughter of the
house, until the rest had paid their
parting compliments, and the lovers
fur such they were-were at last alone.
But it was not only to a lover's eye
that Flora Ormsby was beautiful. As
she stood in the centre of the room,
bowing to her departing guests, her
tall and commanding form reflected at
full length in the ,mirror behind her,
and the rich glow cast by thecrimson
curtain add ng a still..deeper hue to the
brilliant coloring on her cheek, her
large dark eyes sparkling with anima
tion, and her lovely mouth wreatied
with smiles, you could not wonder at
the exclamation that involuntarily
broke fromt the lips of a rival belle
addressed to one she was intent on
" Is she not a glorious creature?"
" Yes," was the answer; " a glorious
-, creature, indeed ! But too proud, too
A imperious looking for my ideas of
femtale loveliness; too much of tire
Junom about her-ch, Miss Graham?"
But we must return to the lovers,
wvho, by this tinme, were seat ed, side b~y
Bide, upon the sofa: Flora's face was
stili bright with happiness-that of her
lover's cluonded wvi th anxiety.
"Flora," he said, " I hrave conme to
make a last effort to induce votu to con.
sent that I shrould speak to your father.
1 have yielded too long already to
your wishes, in keeping otur engage.
mecnt secret. It is equally repugnat,
to my feelings and my prirnciples to be
acting the part your impose upon me
tbat, of a clandestine lover, who can
snatch but a stolen interview, arnd day
after day is obliged to behold tire
smiles that are his only, lavisned uponI
every one rather than himnself !"
"Alh, Charles, you are jealous tis
rnorning-I know you are," said F"lo
ra; laughing; " and of such a persoin,
too!I Only be quiet nowv, that is a
good boy, and I will promise not to
flirt agam with Mr. iBoswell, for a
month, at least!" She added then,
more gravely-"Cran't you see I orily
dgit to throw-you know whoma-nl
" But I do not see (lie use of harving
A niy substerfuge int stuch tin aflhir a~s
Sthis. Why not let all lbe fair and
open? Yotur father surely can have
ne9 reasonable objectionis'to our engage.
ment !, My family is good-my chra
racter is unexceptionable; anid, tho ugh
not rich,.I agr,ely havre as fair prospects
as most young men."
"Charles, you do not know my
father. His, wholo soul 'is set upon
.wqlalth. Hd~ 'wliole 'life .hras been
daband en ito nnrtiini' d his .ole
heart is fixed upon my marryinr one
as wealthy as himself."
" In other words, upon your marry.
ing Mr. Boswell !" Flora was silent.
And, knowing this, you second his
attentions, as you did last night," said
Charles, gravely; "and, if true to me,
would wilfully blight the happiness of
another ! Oh, Flora, you almost
madden me !"
Flora clapped her hands, and laugh
" Oh, what an actor you would
make-playing the jeulous lover to
such perfection. I blight Mr. Bus.
well's happiness ! No, no, Charles.
His happiness can only be blighted by
setting fire to his houses, devastating
his farms, depreciating his stock ! You
are indeed paying me a compliment,
in supposing I could work such a won.
der as that."
" Dear Flora, let us he serious."
And Charles took her hand, and, with
his whole soul beaming in his hand
some face, said, " Listen to me, my
beloved. For the four months that
have passed since we plighted our faith,
I have yielded implicitly to your will.
With all my reverence for truth, I
have been acting falsely-with all my
abhorrence of deceit, I have stooped to
meanness and subterfuge; and what
is worse even than that, have seen you
debase your noble nature by the same
disguises. And to what eud? The
truth iiiUat t Luhl at iasi-vears must
pass away before I can hope for wealth.
Are we to go plunging deeper and
deeper into the tortuous paths we are
now treading-the great business of
our liv-s being to conceal the feelings
in which we glory. and to deceive
those we are most bound to honor? I
can scarcely look your parents in the
face without a feeling of con-ciou.,
guilt, knowing as I d thut I have stol
-i their daughtter's heart, while the)
believe it tree and unfettered. I can
endure this state no longer, and this
Miay Iiiav dstermrinld I.will tell your
father all !"
" And without my consent?" said
Flora, her face flushing with indig'na
" Nay, Dearest, I hope with your
free co'nsenit and co-operation. Your
father loves you-arid if you tell hiu,
as you have so often told nme, Flora,
that. your whole heart is mine he can
not be so cruel as to seperate us."
"ut he can-he will."
" What, then, is to be done? Dis
grace ourselves by an elopement., with.
out even an eoflrt to gain your father's
favor? Commence our wedded life by
trampling on our highest duties? No,
Flora-be that far from either of us !
I have acted weakly enough in this
matter-but wickedly I will not act !"
" T. mist all to time and secrecy !"
" Better trust all to time and truth,"
replied her lover. " Even supposing
your father to frown at first, lie might
gradually be won over to look upon
my suit with favor. I cannot think
so unworthily either of him or myself
as to suppose that impossible."
" I assure you again it is impossible,
and insist upon your silence."
" Insist, Flora ! after I have told
you the misery it inflicts upon me?"
" Yes, I insist on it !" said Flora, an
grily, "and did you love me half as
much as you say, you would bear much
more for my sake! I am a better
judge in this case than you can be, and
no powecr on earth will induce me to
yield rmy wishes to such ridiculous
" Flora!" exelaimed her lover, in a
tone that might have softened a heart
less imperiouns than her own ; "my ab)
horreonce of falsehood and deceit a ri.
diernlon~s scruple ? Oh, hoar have 1
mistaken you !"
"XWe have each mistaken the other
it appears !" said the lady. haughtily ;
"and the sooner oumr mistake~s are rec
tified, the better for us both ! I anm
no weak girl, to be led wherever a hot
headed, domineerinig man chooses to
take me ; anad your affection is worth
but little, if you are willing to sacrifice
nothing to it !"
" Oh, Flor a! I cannot sacrifice truth
and honor, even for you ! Blinded by
my mad, my adolitrous passion for
you, I have suffered it to lead me
" Nay," .interrupted Flora, now
highly irritated, "do not mock me with
y our professions of passion ! Sincere
af'ection is proved by deeds-tnot by
words. Say rather, 'I love you, but I
love my own way better.' Or, per
hasps, you love, still better than all, the
rich portion may father will bestow on
his obedient daughter ; and would
scarce be content to, "larry me without
it ! It is well I unders and you at last!"
And the proud beauty burst into a
flood of angry tears.
"Do you really mean what you say,
Flora ?" said her lover, pale with agi.
taition. "Has it inideed comeo to this ?
Do you really doubt my affections -
provedl,.heaven kngws, ,by thr, most
bligd submission tpuat ever man paid to
the anrice of woman--and now be.
iieve me mercenary V"
Flora vouchsafed no reply ; but sat
sobbing in the corner of the sofa. Char.
les rose up and stood before her.
" Unsay those cruel words ! Dt
you believe me the heartless, nercena
ry being you describe? Must we in
deed part thus ?"
Still no answer ; and 0hirles, after
a few more vain entreaties that she
would break her stubborn silence, de.
parted from the house.
A few moments atterwards Flora
ran up to her chamber, where she used
such successful eflorts to remove the
traces of her tears, that by the time
she was called to join the family at
dinner she was as calm and cheerful
as though nothing had occured to agi.
Flora Ormsby was a spoiled beauty;
vain, passionate, and impatient of con
trol. Her mother, a weak woman,
had indulged her to the utmost point to
which her power of indulgence extend
ed-but that power was a limited one.
Mr. Ormsby-fromh whom his daugh.
ter inherited her pride and wilfulness
-was absolute master in his own
house, and nothing but the most per.
tict subservience to his will could en
sure domestic harmony. flis wife,
early taught the hard lesson of a blind
obedience, had in some degree indem
nified herself for this sacrilice of what
-let the champions of the sex say
what they may-every woman dearly
lover, by striving to compass her ends
by the less honorable-but in this case
the more successf'ul-mens i cun
ning and double dealing ;and frequent.
l y-while. to the worthy husbind all
.seemed snoothly s iliig iuder hi iwii
guidance-his wile, iy takig ad ..ii
tage of an under-eir' -nt, la...le.I himt
exactly where she wi.shedI. 1 it was
onaly Im small Inatters that tins was
ventured upon. Mlr.. Ormnsby',-:ind
was a Sisia o ,e, an iIi ltati trai .:111
her toin- de'fci gihtedi. ! Ir 'i r -t ,1, or,
Wl inore unielIt et thas, Ie lSe; a
stronger will and n.ore irritabie tem
per, worked w% ith tIle same w ea ponis
moIt sameally a b..th p arenits
and tiad thus enu're. t' herself a lib.
erty of action few would believe pus
se$-ed by the daughter of the stern.
1it:coimiprainiiinmg, upiiionated Mr.
6ill Flora held her fither greatly
in awe. She knew that he loved her,
but it was in his own way ; his hive
was not in the least demnst rative,
nor would it lead himt ta. a-r ifice one
cheriied noitioa to ier happi ne.s. Umt
he was pro 'ud of her- f her beauty,
her talents-of' the adiriation she ex
cited-and last though not least, of
the prospects, through her, of adding
to the wealth it was the great obiject of
his life to amass for his desceundants.
I hree other children-betwen the old
est of wh.nn and Flora there was a
considerable difference in age-coifm
ed Mrs. Ormsby a good deal. to her
nursery ; and Flora had thetrtfore tfeen
able far several ijoniths to receive the
visits of her lover--to whom she had
engaged herself during her absence
fromit parental surveillance -at an hour
when sne knew the occupation of both
would prevent their observing upon
Ever since this engagement had been
contracted, Charles (GlW ver, to whom,
as we have seen the very thought of
p)ursuing a devious path was abh.orrent.
had beets urging upon the woman
whose beauty and apparent worth had
gained his warmsest afl' etiions, the tne
cessity of revealing its existence to her
patrents. llut this tstepj Flora could
not be ind .ced tis t ake. She knew her
father had set his heart upon a wealthii.
er suitor ; she knew, too, thaat this was
a ma ten in which her mlother fully
symipathised with him---and even if
she had not, it was sane in w'ich she
would not daina to oppo00 se is will:
she had thecrefosre drawit her lover on),
day -after day, hoping, as she said, that
something might turn up that, would be
more faivorable to his snit. What
this "someit hing" wvas, Charles v'aiinly
essayed to discover. W ith the excep.
tionl of' a very small patrimony, he
was entirely depenadent tupon his ownl
talents and indunstry for his support.
He hado nSo rich relatiouns who could
die and leave himi a fortuine, sand he
saw no other end to his chmdei(Istineu
courtship than in sthe ompei and manly
avowal of' Isis wi-lhes to Mr. Oisbhy,
whom he knew to be a strictly honuora
ble masn, and one whlose predjiudices
against him, if such existedi, might, lhe
hoped, in timse lhe overciome.
In add it ion to Ihis 'ither trials, Char.
les had the abnsiost n ight ly isery of
beholding~ the objec't cm, his all etios
receiving the devotion of others, while
he was prev. hntrd paying her - ire
than the comm-mn,iL piyilities ; and
whlile he-who, thoug.h noble,, was,
like most strung chlarauter~s, rather im5.
p otnou+--was gnashing his I, eth~ with
jealousy, and ssniferig a species of
marty,rdoml that, inistead of glory,
brought humsiliiation as its reward, she
was really enjoying the adulation that
was offered her, and doing her best to
We can scarcely say to what Flor
looked forward as the termination o
her engagement. She had a vague
idea that she could in some way gel
round her father-but how she ha<
scarcely thought. Then, there war
something so delightful in carrying or
a secret ntfair ; indeed, a olandestin
marriage would not in any degree have
disturbed her ideas of filial duty ; and
the horror expressed by Charles at th<
thoughtof it had been no slight norti
cation to her vanity. She also loved
dearly to feel her power. To see s
strong man restive under a galling
chain her will had imposed on him
was a real satisfaction to her; and, ul
ly determined always to govern him,
she had no idea it should be speedily
relaxed. She therefore had made u
her mind that their engagement should
continue a secret one, and, by obsti,
nately adhering to her first intenti.n,
hoped to reduce Charles to obedience.
There was, in consequence, though
much real anger alp his opposition t
her, some "method in her madness ;"
she did not regret their altercation in
the least, and, convinced that the next
day would bring hir lenitent to her
feet, she gave herself up to her usual
occupations and enjoyments.
(CONCLUDED IN NEXT IsSUE.)
New Discoveries at Nine
The London Assyrian Excavation
society have just issudd a most satis
fheeory Report of progress of their
aigerrt in llaby lon.-The f llowing ex.
tret is of the highest inte'rest :
- In addition tat the 4scoveries men
rionred bay Mr. Loftus, 'the committe
have to announce that a new palace
has been found at Nneveh, in the
nound of Kouynnjik, ol\which Colonel
lRowlanson reports in the following
terms : - .t
"A moat beatif. d1tliAgibeen
discovered at Ninevah, belonging to
the son pif Easor Iladon. The seulp
tures.are infti iiitely Buperior in variety
a nhrje'et. iln arti-tie treat !meat, anal iU
skill and delicacy of execution. to eve
rything which has beeu before found.
The place, also, is of great extent, con
iaining, perlhaps, five ltundred sculp
tured slabs, aid the mirbles are gen
erally of a good state of preservation."
Irn another letter he adds
"'The new palace is by far the most
na.;mnilceit thing yet discovered in
Assyra. 1:rch hall, roomn, and passage
is devoted to a separate subject, and
where the series are ccnplete, and the
sculpatnre well preseried, as not en.
Irceaiently happens, is of extraordinary
intere*t. In fact, the variety of sub
jects, artistic grouping and treatment
high relief, richness of .letail, and deli
caey ofexecuitoian, entille the palace to
be reckaned the chef d'ouvre of Assy.
riun art,. Some of the pavem::ent alabs
are rmeost supurb. aid the animinals, trees
anid fiowers, even the human figures.
are much mruele natural and free from
conventionalities than in any of the
earlier palaces. Tlhcr. are between
two anal three hundred :culpturedl st.s
already uucover-d, arid not above one
half of the palace is yet explored.
" Cullossal bulls and lions there are
none, but of monsters, rentaurr, hippo
gr phs, &c., there are as many as you
" At one of the entriaces there are
a pair of round orrnamerted pedestals.
which certainly suppcrted columns,
thay mui~st have been formed, I suppose
"rn one slab there ir a city with a
double wall,. and, within, a temple,
farced with a raow of cohanrs supported
on tihe hacks oif animahi. On another
there is a mnnrd, oin tie top of wvhichr
is a castle, and to give nlore extent to
the ripper platform, a etmseway is run
out from the top of the maouiry. with
sharp-poinrtedl arches st-etching dowir
tire side of the mound."
Another private lettn-, from a gen
tlemran residing at MoinsI, speaks in
the same termrs of praisi of these new
discoveries, and adds sone further Dar
tieularis regarding the aibjects of the
sculptures. In speaking oif the slab,
representing thre palace or temple ral.
luied to above, ihe says:
" It represents very minutely the
exterior architee'uire. 'lihe second ste
ry is buoilt wirh pillant, which have
thetir bases onr the baelks of lions arid
hnman headed biulls, with their heads
turned like those found at Keorsabad.'
lie also mentions the representation
o'f a bridge with three pointed arches,
arid other particularns illustrative of the
a chitectrure of the period.
"Onto oh the best excnted slabs
re presents a lion hunt. 'ln this scene,'
he satys, 'the king is tire principal hunts
man,- and is in thre not of striking a
lance into a. lion sp)ringing upon his
chariot, whilst seven othrers, already
pierced by many -arrows, sorte of
which arc dead, and ohers dying, are
mnost beautifully arid na~tlrally pot tray.
ed.:upon the slabs. On another slab
they have represented a park, with an
oneni gate; through whhh is seen the
king hunting lions, executed on a very
minute scale, as if they intended it to
appear far in the distance.'
" Ie concludes by saying, 'that the
art displayed in the treatment of both
men and animals in these bas-reliefs
surpasses everything discovered in the
ruins of Assyra.'
"The Committee take this oppor
tunity of calling the attention of the
subscribers to the progress recently
made in the decyphering of the inscrip
tions, which comprise the identification
of the Assyrian kings mentioned in the
Bible--of many of those whose names
occur in profane history-extending
the chronology of Assyria to a period
of about two thousand years before
Christ. An almost perfect series of
the names of the kings of Assyria has
also been discovered, and numerous
illustrations of the Sacred Scriptures,
of the highest interest."
Bayard Taylor recently delivered
an interesting lecture in New York,
on the Arabians, in the course of which
he had occasion to mention the habit
of using a certain narcotic drug, which
prevails among this people, and
described its effect in some experiment
he made upon himself. his descrip.
tion was as fulows:
" While in Arabia, I had one very
remarkable experience. There is a
drug in the East, whose eflect is like
opium, that which is prepare from
the Indian hemp. It was much used
by the Saracen warriors when about
to enter battle, as a stimulus. It
produces on the imagination a double
consciousness--one part of the mind
seems to study while the other looks
on. From motives ofcuriosity, t was
persuaded to try the effeets of it upon
my own system. I was.in Damascus
at the time. Soon after taking the
drug, the eftect .begn to. apjlcar. I
with the company, and yet I seemed
to be near the pyramid of Cheops,
whose blocks of stone appeared to me
like huge squares of Virginia tobacco.
" The scene changed, and I was in
the desert in a boat made of the moth.
er of pearl. She sand seemed to he
grains of lustrous gold, through which
my boat ran in the waves of the sea.
The air seemed filled with harmonies
of the sweetest music; the atmosphere
was filled with odors, and music. I3e.
fore me there seemed to be constant
series of arcades and rainbows, through
which, f'-r fifteen years, I seemed to
glide. The finer senses were develop
ed, and all gratification was single har.
monious sensation. hence we can
easily conceive the origin of the 'Ara
bian Nights.' My compoanion, a huge
Kentuckian, tried the drug with an
amusing efTect. After lookir.g at me
a while, he suddenly- started, with the
exc amnation, -I'm a locomotive !' and
began to cut off his words like the puff
of an engine, and to work his arms
like the moving of. the wheels. At
last he seized the jug for a drink, but
set it down with a yell, saying, 'hIow
can I take water into my boiler, when
I'm letting off steam ?"
Coloration of the Sea.
At certain periods the Red Sea jus.
tifies its name by the coloration in its
waters. M. Ehrenberg ascertained
that it then held~ in suspension prodi
gious quantities of colored microscop
ic plants belonging to the sea weed
family. From the moment this ob
servation was made, it was deemed
that it gave the explanation of a great
nmany accidental colorations of sea
water observed by travellers. M.
Mollien, an ex consul of France, ob.;
served last year that the Sea of China
was colored yellow and red over a
great space, and that this coloration
w~as niot continued, but was in patches
seperated by transparent intervals.
t'he red color predominated in 'that
part of the sea which bathed the coasts
of the Southrni portion of China, south
of the island of Formosa, 'while the
yellow color predominated north of
that island in the portion called the
Yellow Sea. lIe gave to M. Camille
D~areste a bottle filled with this color.
ed water, which he had taken in a place
where the water was red; it had de.
posited a sediment of a brownish color;
which, examined by the niieroscope,
showed an agglomeration of small
sea-weeds, more or less decayed, but
whose remains were suflciently perfect
to enable M. C. Da'reste to ascertain
that they bdonged to the same species
M. Ehrenb~erg discovered in the Red
Sea. We are not able to exhibit so
dhircetly that the coloration of the
Yellow Sea is caused by an analogous
vegetation, but M. C. Dareste indicat
ed a remarkable phenomenon obseirved
by Dr. Bellot, R. N.,M htchx \vouMd
seenm to prove this supposition. 'Dur
ing a short showver of~ d.:st there, and
which lasted* for seven hours, during
all of wvhich the wind blew from the
sea, (north,) he collected the dust
which fell. It was a. very fimge quartsw
sand, mixed with Alaments of' an ar
ganic nature, impregnated with soda,
and presenting every indication of
The hours most fatal to life aro thus
determined by a writer in the London
Quarterly- Review fron the examina
Lion of the f acts in 2,880-cases:
If the death of the 2.880 persons
had occurred- indifferently at- any hour
during the 24 hours, 120 would have
occurred at each hour. But this w as
by no means the case.
There are two hours in which the
proportion was remarkably below this,
two minima in fact-namely, from
midnight to oue o'clock, when the
deaths are 83 per cent. below the ave
rage, and from noon to one o'clock,
when they were 20 per cent. below.
From 3 to 6 o'clock, A. M. inclusive
and from 3 to 7 o'clock, -P. M., there is
a gradual increase in the former of 23
per cent. above the average, in the lat
ter of 5 per cent.- -
The maximum of death is'from & to
6 o'clock A. M., when it is 40 per cent.
above the- average ; the next, during
the hour before midnight, when it is
24 per cent. in excess; a third hour of
-excess is that from 3 to-lO o'clock in
the morning, being 18 1-2 per cent.
From 10 A. M., to 3 P. M. the
deaths are less numerous, being iti i-o
per cent. bellow the average, the hour
before noon being the most fatal.
From 3 o'clock P. M.- the deaths
rise to 5 1-2 per cent, above the ave
rage, and then - fall from that hour to
11 P. M., averaging 6 1.2 per cent.
below the tr ean.
During the hours from 9 to 11
o'clock in the evening, there. is a mini.
mum ~f6i i 2 per cent, below the ave
Thus tila least .mortality is durir g
the iaa h a 1Q nn
hours, from 3 to 6 o'cloek,
A GEOLOGICAL PECULIaITY.-An
Ohio paper says that beneath the town
of Bryan, in Williams country, Ohio,
there is a subterranean lake, at a depth
of fromn forty to fiftv feet, fror.a whirh
the inhabitants for miles amound pro
cure their water. The wells are bored
with augers, until the workmen arrive
at a bpd of solid blue clay, two or three
feet in thicknes ; this clay is penetrated
by means of a drill, whereupon the
water immediately rushes upward,
through the aperture, and forms a
fountain with a stream one or two
inches in circumnference, u ising to a
height of from eight to fifteen feet
above the surface ofthe ground. Gen
erally, for several days after the water
begins to flow, large quantitios of fine
white sand arc ejected, but the stream
finally - becomes entirely pure. No
season or -change of weather-has any
effect upon these fountains, ' and their
sourco is inexhaustable. Some of the
larger of them frequently throw little
fishes-forth tram the -depths below, in
to the unaccustomed light of day.
WVoMEN.-The following passage is
from "Rural Hours," by Miss Cooper.
It beautifully expresses the sentiment,
of all women of pure feelings and cor.
rect principles :
"W A merican women certainly
ovwe a debt of gratitude to our coun
try men for their kindness and consider
ation of us generally. Gallantry may
not always take a graceful form in this
part ol the world, and mere flattery
may be worth as little here as'else
where; but there is a glow of' generous
feeling towards women in the hearts of
ni est American men which is highly
nonorable to them as a nation and as
individuials. In no country is the pro
tection given to woman's helplessness
more fuil-and free; in no couintry isi the
assistance she recives from the stron
ger arm so general; and nowhere does
her weah~nessnmeet with more forbear
ance and consideration. Under such
circumstances itnmust be woman's own
fault if she be not thoroughly respect-.
ed also. The position accorded to her
to fill it in a manner..worthy her oww
sex, gratefully,' kindly and simply;
with truth and modesty of heart an-i
life; unwavering tidelity of feeling and
principle, with patience, cheerfuilness,
and sweetness of temper ; no unfit re
turn for those- wvho smooth the daily
path for her.
Guot ARaIC.--In Morocco,;,about
the middle of November, th'ac is,'after
the rainy season which begins in July,
a gummy juice exudes spontaneously
from the trunk and principal'branches
of the aecacia. In about fifteen da se~
it thickens in 'the furrow, down whlh
it runs, either in vermieurar (or .worm~
shape, commonly assuming the forth
of oval and round tears, about the size
of a pigeon's egg,-of dif'erent colors,
as they belong to -the.,hite or-t'ed gump
tree. A bout the:mi.lie of Decemb er,
the Moors -enonmp on *he- b6rder of
the forest, and the hartost lasts si.
The gum is- packbd in Very lair
sacks of leather. aihd 'n'mngte-.. t.
backs of bullocks'and'catnelhr to crti an
ports, where it-is sold to tIe "hene'
and English nrerc.hant: -ib Ih 1.
nutritiobs.' Duringtlie Vthole ti
harvest, of the joarne4y; tiduf th d
the Moors of the--'desert'.liV alns.,-.
entirely upon it, sind-experience projve.'
that six ounces of gutii' are' s'ufficient
for the support of a man tweenty.fou,
To ODTAItt SZLSTOws - or 'SIAL
ANIMALS.-Put aby srabject;-such st
mouse or:a'frog (if-a'birdetrfp it ai ic
feathers) into box perfbrated with a
number of holes. - 'Let' it be'properl'v'
distended, tu preen the -ats pre
collapsing, or being crus'ied togestijs
by the pressure of" the f'atth'. 'hen.
place the box- with its-contents in u.
ant hole, and in a fet' ~days it wii.
.have become an -exquisitely beautif:.'
and perfect skeletoir.' The ts wtL
have consumed eVery part of it etcer
the bones-and liguinent' 1'1The t'adpol
acts the same' part witlr f1-h that ant.
do with birds; and through the agen
of this little reptile. pe tfeet skelet
ev;en of the 'srkNest-lishi.4 tnay hi
tained. To prodded ''t his,' it.'is. I"
necessary to suspend the n-h -by sn'.
threads attached to the head and tol';
6::-horizontal pu:;tion, i: aufw
ter, such as is found' in a' pond, hnd
change it eften, till the tadpoles have
finished their work. Two tor thri'e ta
poles will have finished their work in
two or three 'h'ut-a.' -
- A Coumeray ov'PKsTs. '-lr. I9 omer
in the course of his". ;-yt alayan 'Tunr"
nals' just published, -gives; the, f'lloW
ing sketch, of a plisaniskerit
the Nepaulese Hiniplay te. L
swarti in .indredibie profuglnnt in. - -
treatesaiid-.l rs g :.
ihung on my eyelids, an C~,
my legs and down - my back.': re:
peatedly took upWards' of a'-hundr.d
frot my legs where .theimafiine.
collect in clusters'. on the "insteps ;
the sores which- they produced -weml'
not healed for five nToths aftea*ardx
and'I retain the scars to the j il
day.- - -.
Another pest is a small ridge; o'
sand fly, which causes intolerable iteti
ing and subsequent irrltittiuin: i d is,
in this' respect, the -most''inIufferable
torment in Sikkim t the minureast retit
in one's clothes is detected 1"the se"
cute senses of this insatiable: blnod+i'
sucker. whik'h is itself so small as to
be barely visible withouta niiertscopte.
We daily arrived at our campaigning
ground streaming with blood and nttn
tied with the bites of peepsas, gnat,
midges, and tnusqui:.s, besides beint
infested with tick.-" --
THE StOFFaR ANswERED. -=h W t'
teed New York, a wild, -f&tlieshit
young man forned the ofa-set wh'
sometimes derived their -sport frow
playing upon the most'awthl theme.
in the word of God. One ddy he eain
out of the public house.'wn6 'he ha
become excited lby profane revelr',
with his comnpanio ns; mounted - ii
horse, and struck int i a gallop.
venerable ofieer of the church, at ..
long distiaguised fur his earne -
solemn -;tone: of piety; '"*f i i
along't'e road. . Vhen the youth i've:
took him, he said "Deacon how fa
it to hell 'I" The old chi-isti''sclnfr'
replied, ''Young man, at the' rate 'ir:
are going you will soon get there."
The reck less sinner struck the flank'
of his horse with his spurs, and dashed
off' on a wild uitetr. 'After pa'.sing a
fdw rods, his horse',stumbled ; he' tId
over his- head to the groand , but rose
not agsin. The Deacon reached -him ,
only in-tiine -to hear one faint m'aan,
and all was oVei-.
MAOwrrUDa 'br' RUssmL'-Rus~ia lze
the greatest unb'roket empit-e'Yor' ei
tent; occupying'vabt regi. us of Eu
rope and Asia, :,nd nearly obe-sixth of
the habitable globe. l 1" iii1fety -one
times the size of Fiance, and onerthun'
djed and thirty eight te,- that fmk
England." Yet it'wart tn .mall-fr th.e
ambition of A l xande'r,'whwvi reporte
to have said : '"1 insnist upon -haaihjgtb
Baltic to skate upon, the Casprati for
a bathing place, the Black Sea as a
wash hand basin and the North Pa. ilie
Ocean as a fish pond."' Hie "enproached
on Tartary for a pavture,n'lIrsla and
Georgia for a vineyard,'on'Turkey fhr'
a gardens, on -Puland far a farm, on .Fin
land and 'Lapland as a htintlg ground,'
and took part of 'North' A merica as a
place oh banishment-for offenders.
3GOoD' W'oR THE Erus.-&To-' give
11illiancy to the'yes,%shut there earls
at night, and open them early in thie
iornidg;'"les- thdv'inindi be oormstantly~
Intent oni the "acquiisition of' human
knowledge,'or'on the exeroles of be
~nevoleint feel~ngs. This will searcely.
ever faIl to Irnpas t to the eye. an inte
ligent dnd amis1i4 expression.