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VOL - VIII. SIJMTERVILLE, S. X., SEPT., 13, 1854. NO. 46
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Destructioa'ero the lIqul.
sition in Spaix.
In 1809, Col. LChiaitowskv was
Attached to that part of Napoleon's
army which was stationed in Madrid.
-" When in this city," said Co1. L.' "1
.a uted to speak freely among the 1eople
-ab.hout the priests and Jesuits, and of
the inquisition." It had been decreed
by the Emperor Napoleon that the
Jinquisitiotn aid Monas:eries should be
" auppressed; but the decree, has some
of the laws enacted in this country,
was not yet executeil. Months had
,passed away, but 't'he, prisons of the
Iiitmiisition were still unopened. One
,night about 10 or 11 o'clock, as Col.
I, was walking tte street of M.tdrid,
47lv9 armed tiien spraiir upun nirn romt
y atl,qy, and uintde a furious atack..
.Ie instead'y <lrev his s\wg'1, pitt
himnself in a position of defence, and
,while strugling With them, saw at a
isitance the lights cif 'e pAtruals..
1"reiich soldetis mounted, who carried
anterns, arid rode through the streets:
1of the city at all hours of the night., to
.preserve order. He etlied to theit
i French, and, as they hkaented to
is assistine., the assailants tqak to
hr heels and 'scaltul, not. however.
:before he saw by their dresE that Litey
^beloiged to the guardis o. the inattisi.
The Colonel went immediately to
.Marshal Soult, ,then Go"vernor of
ladrid, and told him what had taken
place, and reminded him of the decree
to s'nppYes this instittution. M arslial
Soult replied that he might go and
destroy, it. .. Col. L., told him that, his
P'egimnent (thie :nth of the Polish Lan.
cers) >va not sufl'icient for such a sor.
*vice, but if he would give him an addi
tional reginment-the I Y 7th, he would
tidil-take the work.. The 1 17th Rev.
iment was under the c:a nand of'o'l.
De Lile, who isipow like Col. L., A nun.
Ister of the G< apel, an I pastor of an
Evangelical churec, i. .,Trscilles
France. ,",The trops required were
granteld, and I proceded (said (ol. L.)
to the Inquisition, which was situated
about five miles 'frdun, .t'he city. It
was surrounded by a wvall of great
strength, and defendqd. lty, cythaipany
of soldiers. When,.ye.arrived at the
walls, I addressed one of thejie rgtin'els,
and summoned the hly Tthers to
surrender to the Imperial army, and
open the gates of the lnqi sit,iid. ''li'e
saeciel; who was standing on the
Swall, appeared 't'd enter into conversa
tion for a moment r wkth some one
sete his musket and shot d'ne ofaW iy
men.Thiswas thme signal for atttali,
'adIordered my troops to fi-e upon
toewhot appeared upon the walls;
unequal warfare. The walls of the
Inquisition were covered with ie
sohlis ofthe holy office, there wvas
abatrast-worik tupon the wall,
behid w~e4 tley hlut partially ex
pose thnwevesas they discharged
theimusets. Oul' troops were in
theope plinand elosed to 1 de.
structive fire. We had no caafnon
'nor could we scale theb walls, and the
gates successfully rbsisted all ttttemnpts
at forcing them. I could n'ol -etire
and send for ennnoil to break through
the walls without giving theni tiiI to
lay a tramin to blow da ugi, I 24 that
it was necessary to change the mode
of attack, anud directed somec trees to
be cut down and triHileid, to be itbd
as battering rams. TwU~ of these w'ere
taken up by dletaichmnehts of nlh, as
nuamerouzs as cotnid woill to advantage,
and broughat to bear upon the walls
with all the power whicli thiiy E~i'td
'exert, while the troops kept up a lire
to protect them from the fare poured
upon them f'romn the walls Presently
the"i walls btegan to treiI~ble, a breach
wats made, andt( the Imperial , trdops
-uhdinto the In quisi Lun. Here we
miet with an' inbl e~cilt which nottiing
but Jlesuiistieal cil'rontt'ry is equal to.
I lhe inquisitor-genaeral, followed liy the
Iathier confegors in their pi-iesily
robews, all came out. aof their rooms as~
we vrere m~aking our way into the i.
t, aior o'f the Tnqu isitionl, and withi
loing thes,, and thei-. ar:ias cross~ed
the rooms had b ecome fit for oth'ers
to occupy. To prevent this being of.
fensive to those who occupied the in.
quisition, there were flues or tubes ex
tending to the open air, sufficiently o
pacious to carry off the odor. In these
cells v. found the remains of those
who had paid tae debt of nature;
some of thon had been' dead apiaaren t.
ly but a short time, while of others
,nothing remained but the bones, still
chaincd to the floor of 'their 'dteeon.
"la other cells we found living suf.
ferers of both sexes, an' of every age,
from three score years and ten down
to fourteen and fifteen e'ears, all naked,
its when born into the World, an .
all in chains ! Here vere' 'old men,
and aged women, who had been shut,
up fcr many years. Here, too, Vtcre
the middle aged,A.rnd the young man,
and the maiden er four;. y'ears old.
The soldiers imnmedt'etcly went to
work to release these captives from
their chains, and took from their knap.
sacks their overcoats and other cloth.
ing, which they gave them to cover
their nakedness. They were exceed
ingly anxious to bring them out to the
light of day; but being aware of the
danger I had food givey the9n, and then
brought them 'radtp!ly to the light,
as they were able to h'ear jt.
" We then .proceeded to explore
another room on the left, HIere we
found the instruments of torture, of
every kind which the ingenuity of men
or devils could invent." Col L. de
scribes four of these horrid instru.
ments: "The first was a machine by
which the victim was secured, and
then, beginning with the fingers, every
point in the hands, arms, and body
was brolfeg, or drawn, one after an
other, tntil, the sufferer died. The
second was a bok, in which the head
and neck of the accused was so close
ly scrtgcd that he could not move in
any 'way. ,Over tic bok was a vessel,
from wI'tli one drop of water a second
fell upon the head of the victim, every
successi 'c drop fidling precisely on
the samte p14cc, which suspended the
circulation in a few mnonL-is and put
the stillrer to the most ecruciatina
agony. The third was .n infernal
nrac-hine. laid horizonta is', tp Yvhich the
victim was bound ; this instrument
was then placed bettw ceen two beans,
in which were scores of knives, s<
lixed that, by turding the machine with
a crank, the flesh 6f the suflirer was
torn from his liajls in srniall piece.
The fiourtl sur':ssed the others in
liendish ingenuity. Its etterior %-As A
beautiful woman, or large dull, 'iHchly
dressed, with arms exterdded, ready to
embrace its victim. Around her feet
a sentiirelu Wits drawn. The victim
whco passcd uver this fatal mark
touelhed a spring. whiehl eused the
dialiI cal engine to open, its arms
clasp'd him, and a thousand knives
cut him into as many pieces, in their
Col. L. said that the sight of these en
gines of infernnl erdeltV kindled the
rage of the soldiers to fury. They
declared that every inquisitor and
soldier of the ihcquisition should he
put to the torture. Their rage was
ungovernable. Col. L. did not oppose
tiwmen ; they maight have turned their
arms against hin, if he had attempted
to arrest their work. I lhry began
withl the holy tfthers'. The first they
ut. to death in the machine br break-|
isjom. The. to rturie o'f the iq uis;.
d a earth by lie d roppjing o
wa nhi-s het'ol was imost excrulcia
tire,. IThe pooir nain cried out, in ago-*
ny to he ta ken fiei the fiatal imachine.
Th'le Inquisitor general w:s bro aht
before the inifernal engine call'ed "Thie
Virgir." lie begged to ho excuisedi.
"Ni," said they "you have caused
others to kiss hter, arid now you mitust
do it." Thtey interlooked their bavo
nets so as to form large lorks, and
,with these pusheid lhim over the decadl
pre-ared ihr theo emibracee, clasped
lin mr i its arms and he was ciut in to
iiiinnerable pieces. Col. L. said that
he~ witnessed the torture of' four oif
thiem ; his liedrt, sifhettnd at the awful
scene, anid lie left the soldiers to wreak
their reiigennce on the last guilty iri
rmate of thit prison-hoiiuse of hll !
in the menaintimne it, was repoirted
t.. rough Mandrid that, tLii prisons of thte
iqu isitioni were brok'en opjeni, andi
miultitundes hastened to the fatal spot..
Arid chi! what, miecting was there ! It
was like a resuiri-eetioni! About a
hund~'ed ef t~hose who haid bee n burried
for rmany years were now restored to
their long-1ost, dauglhters ; wives were
restored to their husbanids, sisters to
their bnrothiers5, and piarents to thicir~
childreii ; udnd thieir were somieth,
could recognize ito frienmd among the
multitude. Thie scernce wazs sucht as
ro tongue can descr-ibe.
Whlen the multitude had retired,
Col. L. causedi the library, paintings,
furniture, etce., to be remnoved ; arid
haviing sent, to the city for a wvagon
load of p)owder, lie deposited a large
quran:ity, ini the vonult, f'"tht -.
on their shouldes, as thoughi they had
been deaf to all the itqise of the attack
and defence, and had just learned
what was going on, they addressed'
themselves in the language of rebuke
to their own soldiers, saying, " Why,
do you fght enr friends the French ?"
"Their is tetitior., io doubt, was to*
make uts think that this defence was
whclty unauthorized by them, hopin
it they could. tna[e. us believe :hat
they were friendly, they should ha
a hetter opportunity, in the ceutft:it n
of thq noinent to escaue. Their ar
tifice was too shhilonv, and did not
succeed. I eauel teni ,t be placed
under guard, and all ilte soldiers of the
inquisition to-be secured as prisoners.
We then proceeded to extnjne all the
rooms of the .stately edifice. We
passed through rootm after room; found
all perfectly in order, richly $t;nished
with altars and crucifies, and wax
candles in abundance, but could is
cover no evidences of inequity be.ng;
practiced there-nothing of those pecu
liar features which we expected to find
in an Inquisition. We f'ound splendid
paintings, and a rich and extensive
library. Here was beauty and splen
dor, and the most perfect order on
which my eyes had ever rested. The
architecture-the proportions were
perfect. The ceiling and floors of
wood hcre scoured and highly po:ish
ed. Tid marlble pavements were ar.
rtiagell wit1i t tr 9t regard to order.
There was everything o please the eye
and gratify a cultie ttcd taste; but
where were those icrri, instruments
of toritute of which we h :d leen told,
and where those dungeons in which
hniiahi beings were said to be buried
alive. We searched in vain. The
holy foi;Ler assuredl us tlhat ticy 'had
been belled; that we had seen all; and
I.\via,9prepiaretl to give ilp the search,
ecrvinced tbat this Inqiisitin was'
dilferent from others of wit A - I had
" But Col. De Lile was not so ready
as +r ysal f to 'rel>4':ish our 'i vest ga.
uut, nd 9u1t.1 to. ', " Colontel, you
are cotmandedto day antd s you say,
SO) it must be; but if you will. be ad
vised by me, let this niarble fl'jr be
examined. 7 WLiater l .i tjg t n jgl id
ase if thy re is 'any htce through which
it passes more freely tHWn others." I
replied to hin 'Do as you please C o.
lonul,' iu)J ordered ivater to be brought
accordingly. The slabs of matle.
we~~l'e ,htgen~d beautifully polished.
\\'hen the water had been poured over
the floor, tmuelt to the dissatisfaetion of
the linqitors, a careful examination
was mitde of every seam in the floor
to see ifthe water passeri through.
Presently, Col. De Ibile exclhimed that,
he had found it. 1y the side of tlhese
niarble slabs t,he water passed thriugh
last, as thougl there was an op nitng
beheath. All lhinds were now at wuo k
for further discovery; the oiflieers with
their swords, and the soldiers with their
hayonets, seeking to clear out the seam
and pry up the slab with ill their
might to break it, whilh the prtest re
monstrated against our descratini
their holy and beautiful hous. \Vhil
thus engaged, a soldier who was stri
king with the butt, of' his musket, struck
), spring, and the marble slab flew up.
Then ,he face of the inqu'sit ors grew
ptle as l'lshazzdir, when the hand.
writing appeared ,n the wall; thy
tremble]l all over. TI.-nesth ti n
ble0 slais, 'tow paty t.!v, t heir ia a
stair-case. I steped io the altae, .
t ok frein the candlestick one :
canimds, four feet ini length, whicht w.
buLrning, that I might expj*)re the rosom
belowv. As I was doinug thus; I was
arrested by one0 of' the Inqii os-h
laid his hand gently on miy arm, and
with a very demure and sanctimoniouis
look, said, ' My son13 you muist not
take those lights with your bloody
hands, they are h'oly.' 'WVell,' I said,
'I will take a Ihly thing to shed lig'ht
onu iniquity; I will bear~ die 'rs~us
bility,!' took tile canidlb, Aid Pr'oceed.
ed d4wvn the staircase. As we reached
the foot of the stairs we entteredl a Jui-ge
square room, which was culled the
Ilall (of Judgment. In tice c'entre of
it- was a Huge block, and a cipnin fiisten.
ed to it. Otn thistlicy .lid b eeni tc
custotmed to plac'e the actud, chained
tp is sea.t. On one sidle of the rootm
wats an elevated seat, called the Tlhrone
of' Judgmeont. Tlhis the Inq~uisitor
General occupied, driid on either sidle
wgr seats less elevated, ihr the
prliestly fathers, while engaged in the
soletmn busiii'ess of' tihe 1ol01 iqtdi.
"From t his room wye proceeded to
the right, and obtained access to small
cells, extending the entire length of
the edile; and htere such sigHts wore
pr'esented as we hope nlever to see
" These cells sveio places of~solitary
confinement, where the wretched ob.
jects of inquisitoriali hate were confined
year after year, till death released
thenm fomr their sull'orings, and there
their hodiece were saf'ered to remain
:int il tfe v were' entirely d'loene *mi',
building, and placed a slow match in
connectidn \'ith it. All withdrew to
a distance, and in a few 'moments the
assembled multitude beheld a most
joyful sight. The walls and turrets(
of the massive structure rose majesti
cally toward, the heavens, impelled by
the tremendous. explosion, and then
fell back to earth a heap of ruins!
In a small village in the Southern
section of Missouri resides a certain
Major, who keeps a small, cosey.
comfortable little inn, famous for its
sweetened drinks, as well as a jovial.
laclord ; and a few of the surrounding'
farmers visit the neighborhood, wvithouti
giving the major a friendly call, toy
taste his "nlixtur." The gay host.,
with jolly phiz,.ruund% persons, bright
eye, and military air, deals out the ra
tions, spiced with jokes, which; if they
are not, funny, are at, least laughed at
for the Mdior enjoys them so vastly
himself that his auditors ae forced to
laugh, out of pure sympathy.
"A good old couple, who resided
about six miles from the major's, for
a long period, .had been in the habit
of visiting him once ign nt 'nd as
regularly went hone,'dreadfully sweet.
ened with the favorite mixtur; but of
late, we learn, the amicable relations
existing between the major and his
Old visitors have been broken oiT by
green cycdlc'alsy. On the last vis.
it, good cause was given for an end
being put to any iore "sweet drink
Uncle Merri', how- are you, any
how ?" was the major's greeting ; and
I declare if the missus aint with you.
too-just as if he expected she
wouldn't come. 'What'll you take,
mlis-us ? shall I sweeten you a little of
about the best Cincinnati rectified
that ever wes toted into these 'ere
parts ?-it jest looks as bright as girl'a
eyes !" nand here the major winked
and looked so sweet there was nq re
sisting, and she did take A little "sweet
The hours flew nierilly by, and
evening found the old couple so over
loaded with sweets, that it was with
great difliculty they could be seated
on the old gray mare, to return home;
but after a miany kind shake frot the
host, and just another drop of his
.'y-teni'd," otT they jogged see saw
:ng r1.4i side to side on the critter, the
old lady nattering her happiness, and
the old lman too full to find words to
"Such ani hetA pil as that Major,"
says suei 'Ain't nowhere-and such a
mixtur' as he does "iake is temptin to
temperance lectur,er,. ie is an ama
zin'-iee mian, and if anything he sweet.
Cn. the last drop better than the first.
Goo,g aciouns ! what a pleasin' critter
'Ever and anon these encomiums
on the major and his maixture broke
frot the 3l:l htiy, until ofrt sadden,
on passing a small rivulet<, a jolt of the
mtre's silenced them, and t~ie old matan
rode on a short distance ip perfect
qyietness. At length he broke out
"(%dI woman, you and that 'ore
major's coriet, to day, war may tiher
unrbecoumin'-his formalities war too,
sweet 1c, be mistook, and you ain't
gein' tha; K gin in ai litiri-.'
' Silence was the oiiv' anu.wer.
"Ohe, y ou're hufll'y, nre vou ?" coni
tuined the old manm. 'W'ellI, I guess
youa c-anm stay so tiall you gave ini, and
on lhe jogged ini, a .sdenit. je~ous 1 mioo d.
Oni arriving at the farm, lie called to
Ins negro td lift the~ old woman off but,
S an, the anigger, stood gazing at him
mi %i ent astonishmiaent.
.' Iaf her ofT,2you sam, (10you hear?
-ad do it carefuIlly, or some of her
wr. ath'Il bile out. In spite of the ma.
jor's sw..eetenmin' she's amad as thunde~ r."
" Why, de Itir,' maissa, dc olc'oan
.ant dar,' raplicd Sama his eyes stan
ding (ont, of hi euytenance. "Jest
tnrn round, massa,riuad satisfy vou'self'
aatt det ol'oani clar gone an aiissi
de lora' !"
" Aind sure enough on a minute ex
minat iod by the old mlan, she w..as
'und missinag.'1The mdijor was chia
ged atonce with abduction, inastat
meiasur-e wer-e tahiem (0r .pmipsuit, an d a
p aty dispaitched to scunr t lie r oad.
(Ua paroceeding tw~o mtiles on the roaad
to the major's they wer-e suddenly
halted at the sanall arivulet, by findinag
h le miiissus withb her heaid ly ing pmart ly
inm thme little stmi, its waters having
in her lap, and ,ber )ips softly amura-ne
ing-'Not, aI drop more, iliajor, unless
its swveetene'd !"
A CualmosfT-r.-A P'aris Corraespond.
cut of the New York ,Courier states
that, eggs and bones of a huge bi ad
hntvec beeni d iscoverecd in Madlagascar,
il the coumntr-y of the Sakalves. In
1850, two eggs and .sqame.s'igmients of
bonmes of a siamilar kind wer-e s nt to
rance aui~d phliced inl tihe museum of
natural history at, the Jarditi des
Planites. Captain. Ar-mange, ot t o
Frech rehnt - t
brought home two others of these eggs,i
and he declares that ,.e. Malaghese
assured him in the imo. positive man.
tier, that an immense bird still exists
in the interior of the island, and that it
was able to carry off a cow., One of
the two eggs now brought Pom'e con
tiims nearly .thme- pints store than
those in the-nuse:.nm. Iovwfar these;
discoveries may go to verify the histo
ry of Sinbad the Sailor, the reader
Ring Richard III.
In-the walls of the ancient house of
Sir Edward Deiring, Hitthe courrt' orf
Kent, lately pulled down, and rebuilt,
a latin manuscript was fdund,written
by a bastard son of Richard 11;i, not
mentioned by any of opr historians.
The occasion of its lo6ment is as
follows. The youth was privately'
educated it the coptk,,at great ex
pense, under the best ntwstern in every
science. The tuition answered the
The night before the fatal battle of
Bos*ortli Field, the .ingg.ent for him,
and he was privately conducted to his
tent. The attendants .being dismissed,
he deClArcd to hirm the grand secret
that he was his father, and presenting
him with fifteen hundred pounds (a
large -um in tise dMiys,) said,
"Son, thou must await the issue of
to rmorrow;-if fortunate, I will ac
knowledge thee, and create thee Prince
of Wales. .,If'the battle goes against
me, and 111dl, forget what thou art, and
live retired; that money will procure
The son withdrew to a p.lAcc of
secrecy and observatic , t'he fatal
day came-the battle ensued-Richard
fell. His son immediately set ofT for
the capital. and placed himself with a
mason of great eminence, being about
sixteen years of age. The graceful
eess of his person and behavior be
spoke that parentage which however,
he had the art and address to disguise
and conceal. The master quickly dis
cove'-ed the genius of his apprentice,
whose skill and judgment 11s relied
upon in the Nicest and most difficult
parts d'f 4r4tjecture.
Being enga gei ,i..song alterations
and repairs in this ancient house, Rich.
ard's son was sent down. to superin
tend the workmen, whe're hiy..wiit, not
less than his ingenuity, was sosiigg
ing, that the owner of the seat 'retained
himi, and permitted him to 1aille on
his estate a little mansion to reside in.
Ile lived sone years in this retirement,
devoted to reading and contemplation,
in great repute for his learning, piety,
and modesty, And dtrIng that pci iod
lie wrote his life.
At the approach of death, he gave
the manuscript to his patron, with a
request not to read it till after his
decease tie recovered, but soon
after d~i , .ined the aforesaid n anu
script (enclosed, as it is sdpposed by
his friend within the wall,) was not.
known or discovered till so lately as
17 87. It is now in the possession of
the tinily of the Deirins.
flow an Ilidiai cahi Dic.
A touching instance of this charac
teristic trait occurred at the late en
gagement between a small war party
of the Chippewas and a greatly supe
rior party of the Sioux, niear' Cediar
Island Lake. Thme Chippensg, wvho
were en route fur a scalping foray.,up
ont the Sioux villages on the Minneso
ta, here fell into ani ambuscade, and
the first notices of danger that, saluted
their ears i-as a diq'chamrge of fire-arms
from a thicket. Four of their number
fell dead in their tracks. Another,
natmed the \Var Cloud, a leading
brave, had a leg broken by a hullet.
II is comrattdes were I oth, .W. leaving
hin, andu wvhile the assailants were
re-lodeling their guns, attempted to
carry him alonig with them to ie're
they could get the shelter of a thicket,
a short, distance ,in the, resM., But lie
conmmanded themA ( I E-e himn, telling
theni that, he wo.uld show his enemies
how,~, a Chjippewa could die. At his
request, they seated hium ofl a log,
with his back heatning againist a tree.
Ie Ic lei coinimenced painting his face
and sinigi iis de ,.gti; Ais
eneomies approacliel himt, lie only sang
at louder and a livelier strain, arid
when sevoral, had gathered around him
flourishing their sculpitng knives and
screechimi forth their demonical yells
of exultaition not a look dr,li gesture
manifested that lhe was even, aware of
their presgpece. A t length they seized
him and toSre the scalp from lisa head.
Still seated with his back against a
Slrge tree, they comnmeneed, shfootinig
their arrows into the trunk around hfis
head, grazing his ears, neck, &e., upltJI
they literallg piuined him fast witho~ut
having toncheil a v~tal part. Yet our
hero remained the same imprturable
stoic, continji d to chasunt his detiant
sinrain, and althoughi ene of the an-m
ber fluourishied his reling scalp beforg
his eyes, still not a single exremsion
to change. At' last.oe of the number'
approached him #ith a tomahawk,
which, after *,.few unheeded flourishes,
he buried in the captive's skull, who
sank in death with the iakg still upon
his lips. He had, indeed, succeeded
well in teaching his enemies ' how a
Chippewa could die." A few days af
ter they were taught how a Chippewa
could be avenged.
Was rather a bad boy. He wasi
much given to night brawling, and
other gregarious paVslmes. In one of
these shindies, Mickey got.. injured in
the head with an axe-helve, and tht I
so dangerously that his life was des
At the suggest io off.Widdy Donel.
ly, Mickey setit for a priest to'y"repare
"for. a long journey,.". .
"Mickey, you hain tgents very
wicked-..man," said Father e O'Toole
after listening to a detail of Mr. Ma
loney's exploits-"so very wicked
that it is almost a sin to grant you ab
solution. Have you never done a
singla gods action ?" .
" Niver, you reverence,-wId I did
-1 converted a Jew, the AiArtherin'
. " Converted a Jew-satisfy me that
you did thiq Aid the church will no
longer hesitate about discharging your'
enormities. How was it done my son?"
" Listen and I will tell you. Well.
you see I and Larry Blake went a
fishing once in the Mississippi, oppo.
site New Orleans, and while we were
sated in the boat a Jew makes his ap
,gervranee iin 4.skiff in, frcogt of is,.. Wei
invited him to egs'tajuchor. .aid he did!
so. le then got out bait an-i line and
threw out fur a bite, and by jabbers he
got one. A cat fish seized his line,
and with such force as to jerk the
hathen overboArd'. ,o. saves is life,
I plunged in after, and for a while it
was pull cat-fish, pull Maloney. At
last I got up to the old, signer and
sased him by the hair, just as-ho was
going down for the third time."
And what then did you do,?"
"Iaslied him, says-i do you: believe
in tht Virgin , and he said "Moses
firbid, I do not." At that I pokedj
him under the water again for the mat.
ter a minute or two, when I riz him
up again and asked him, says I do you
believe in the Virgin, and he said,
aigAin 'Moses forbid, I dosh not,' and I
dipped him under once more, and
kept. hin there till he was as blue
about th,.,gills as an oyster, when I
gave hipuangther hist and asked him
"do ,yda believe i , irgin ?" and
he said 'Moses aiwrong I does."
" And whit did you say theg?"
"I replied die penitent, you ald
thafo, and save your soul while the
luck is on you ; and suiting the action
to word; l-jus ile go m-, hould to spit
on my hand, and lie went to te bot
tom like a stone."
Whether this sort of conversation
secured Mickey absolution we cannot
say uitil Ng seg. ,Bob I1uolmes, to
whom .we are indebted for Mickey's
MEMorcT-AWhatever has once giv
enus;pJmi er pleasure is remembered
long, and recurred to oflen as we pass
down the journey of life te the grey
hairs and solitudes of our last year.
L.ove has been to every one the source
of both. Every one has treasured
away on the sacred pages of memory
a thousand little incidente, ever to be
revedled.isi timi, to whiich, as to soe
fascineating lictioui, it, returns, whenever
a gloomy, or an idle, ,unsociitl hour
cials up thie mnusiiig spirit--and turns
the mind upon the past. Life, re
viewed throligh the mist of by gone
years, seems rather a curious wrought
fiction, or a feverish dream, than a
stern reality. We are surrounded by
mipmn~ntpg of (le afegtion of-tfriends,
bpt theu&frind;1thjemiselves are gomne.
We remember *~hs cojnel of iwisdomn,
the sage instructions of experience, by
which~ our minds are furmod, . nd a
direction given to the curreilt our
thaoughts gud Jirtbits, but the -lips from
whlence~ they flowed have long been
mute as the still valley wvhere they
lie mouldering. We hate4ncedpd
sung with the,,g .iddgy id
been enraptured at the trilling voice
and k,'inl4jng eye of beauty, but we
are alone. - The visions have passed
from us. In one grave.ysidattid n
other there are little hilIocks, andr
white stones bearing remembered
ftimes, and this is .all is. left, to us.
But .it iimong thejrnelancholy ruins
of the past that, we gather the, Hdyt
stores for future, it is there wve learni
how very vain are earthly hopes
how fleeting eam thly fri,ends ; how frail
oven the strongest chords of affubti~n.j
It i~s thisre we learn .to prepare for an-.
other state of being.
YAuqxx.-We Americans have, ,a
strange mode of salutatiort. ,NVJen a
friend meets a friend in the street, he
extenids his hand and asks,"owd
you do?" :The other replies,. ' how
do yotu do?" 'Theni both .annarerntly
Tus' Pow'ER OF 'IHE MiND.-'The
mind of man is celestial origin. When
we reflect upon its character, its won
derful capacities, and the .hiintebe
poeit"rhich it 'inets both for good
and evil, wa are 16st in wonderful A0.
miration. kltd powers are' 'boundlcss.
It travel., with the rapidity of light
ning ; passing instantr'neously itMfliea
aropnd.the earth, encircling the whl'ie
globe in a moment, and: not content
with vie.wing ablan rymojeet, it still
pases on ;.annihilating space; it soars
from star to star,.. as the Grea't
Creator has spread his nis.eise. me
would it fain pause and reflect upou
the Wisdom, Power, and Ominipotence!
of the author of all these beautiful
planelsend long to inv'estigate the
various phernotimcna which they present
to his obsr'vAin. The vast intel
lectual power of the mind enables rman
to trace out the can-es and efThe:s of
many of these, thus aflhrding thenmi .n
suWect for thought and contemplation.
in which thay.may feast and revel until
they are lost in *a. labyrinth 'o' doukt:,
conjectures and u:ncert.,inty. But be
tore the mind can be qualified atd egi
pacitated to grasp mighty objects.
solve intricate and complex pro.blems,
and trace effects to their causes, it i,
indispenabdly 'ncessary tltL i't .ams''uld
undergo a prio s., of .ducat io: and
solY dimeciplina, with shall itia ble it. t
concentrate its utmost powo'' ipon a
single object, and shut. ou. fr-'n i:
vision all other subjects.
This intellectual Ihcultv of n :,r
susceptible of the greatest i n,.1.
ment and of being beautifully 'n..aj
ed by the refiniug influence of educa
tion ang rqli4zion.
Every one should endeavor to store
well his mind with useful kno-wldle
that be may se prepared to 'a net.vl I
his part in life. A mind thus stored
is the-best wealth a person can pos
sess: earthly riches are transitory and
unce.tain, but this wealth ng earthlv
power can take from him. And is not
thismyorth making an effort to obtain ?
It will tiot only have a.,tendencv to
make us happy here, but if a ri ghnse
he made of pit.. wilt fit _u.. ua d'
another and bettet at;b ng.
..This is a prinqiplu that will last
when earth is tried by fie, when aH
nature dies, when thp mountains and
hills totter and crfimlble to (lust, when
the heavens vanish like a scrowil, and
the stars are shaken-and ftll by the
convulsions of the revelat;ion morn.
it will expand. and .6tiftiiiie to grow
brighter and brighter, through the in.
finite ages as it revolves in tht spheres
around the Eternal Throne.
A. Ltr* -HTsDAND AND A LITTLE
W sg.. Th Sandusky Regiter is re.
sponsible for this: Two little children
-a by and.a girl, aged-four.and tIhree
years respectively-w< re missed by
their fhmil'es, and search made every
where for them, but in vain. The day
pas-ed, and considerable aldari existed.
Persons were out In All directions, and
tie boll-iitger hdd been sent for, when,
passing.a thigket ft Bushes in the gar
den, the a.nother.thotught she heard low
voices near. Pulling away the leaves,
there were the truant, with their night
clothes o l, .luked in one .another's
arms, and very comfortably- stowed
away for the night. 'The precocious
lovers were stirred from their- tiet.
but the boy expressed the utmiost in.
lignation- forgasaid he, " thet~ hired inini
sad miarrled me and sissy, and that
bunsh house was his'n, and they woere
soin' to live ,tlere till .it rained." Thme
.ionoumeont wats so' comical that it was
soncluded to let the babies be married
intil they had a tilling out, wvhich oos
surred the next day,.and.now they live
spart--a separated'man and wvife.
FARMIlNG Itr CALIFORNA.--TjIrCe
f'ears ago it was thought by most peow
ple-thtat Qifp~rnia would- produce nao..
~hing but gold. l~Vw At .is-knowinthat
t is tie mnogt produciive counuiry in. the
,vorid, orcanm be mnadd so. The trouble
ow is that we produce too meb;
hings are too plenty, and as a natural
:onsequenee,- too oheap. Pota4toes
myve rotted in.-the-'field, becau%e they
?i'uld not pay for -being, casrried to
narket. baaley was offered .yesterday
or sale at a, ewent -per. pound, und no
moe stood :redely to'.amy. Thei e are
tow one or two :.ships, loading witly
hour for Aust raga.: .Think~of all this,
vhen only tiv or-three 'years. aige ma
mly of~thesoinarticless ere .worth itom
wenty. to fifty cen4.s per 1omied. Hlere
s a chiange.n)L beneficial iad ,atl ca-e,
o the producer, but% showi~ng ~e i
ha~t with proe. exertiori .Calilbua a
an aus~tain i dense bopulation, and thaat
irge .,tad hi~.bor only are requaired tv
~ive us all the ed vantages which elder
ection o icotrpsses.