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The following beautiful lines, writ
ten by a young friend, and published in
this paper, of October 11 th, contained
several typographical orrors. We
publish below a corrected copy:
A fleeting cloud, a meteor's gleam,
An Eagle's flight, a troubled dream,
A tale that's told, a scene of strife,
A constant warfare, such is life I
We meet, we love, affection glowing,
A hallowed radiance round us throwing,
In firmest bonds chains heart to heart
But scarce 'tie done re we muist part!
The ties are broken, friend. are gone;
o ica!!ad by duty's mandete on;1
Some led by Interent's powerful hand,
Some snatched by death's chill, dread
And thus we live, still shifting, changing,
Marth's 'ido donain uncoaing rangirag,
'Mir joy and sorrow, light and gloom
All bounded by the narrow tomb.
Why thus do tears 'mid happiest hours,
Like dew-drops, fill earth's sweetest
Why should life's brightest, mystic spell
Be broken by the sad farewell?
There lot us ret;-Earth's not our home
Strangers and pilgrimsis here we rosm;
Oh I let this thought encourage on,
'ill the last hattle 'a fought and won.
As borno upon a river's breast
We fain would stop at times to rest
In the cool shade along its side
Thus are we borne by life's swift tide.
Yet swiftly on that river speeds
But watereth all the flowing meads,
Whose brightness seems to bless the
So through earth's waste let our life
And tho' we meet dark cares.deep woes,
Ia Heaven there is long, sWeet repose.
Tho' hero we part and rnourn and roam,
There, there is found an eternal 1Home!
For the Banner.
The Grave of Mary.
. Yes, here she lies in dreamloss sleep,
Ihere with mnovoless lips she lios;
Here she rests in slumbers deep,
kver with unclosing eyes !
Yes, here she vests-the brilliant bloom
That once bedecked her smiling face,
I. faded in the blighitiing tdtrtlh
And naught can that fled bloom replace.
-AIere lies my Mary ! day by day.
-Hdf~ beauteous chock grewv still more
-And faster grew the pale decay,
Until I shiudderud-I a marl
\Vell,ipassing strange, at length she died!i
AndI left ine and t wo lovely ones alon;
i stood the breathless clay beside,
Almost incapable of tear or groan.
Here lies my Mary !touch thu stidriu
Does it not send a very chill 1
Cold as this enarble's face her own,
And white as this she slumubers still ;
JHere sleeps she sweetly-falter not,
Four sound can never reach her ear :
How can I but deplore my lot
And mourn that Mary slumbers here ?
J1. . me*
Snterville, Oct., 4, 18.54.
Lrrn.a CullbimEN.-.-I an fond o
-children. I think then1 thle poetry of
t-he world---the fresh flowers of our
lwarts and homes; little conjturors,
with their 'natural maegio,' evoking by
their spells what delights amid enriches
-al ranks, and equalises the different
-elasses of soiety. Ofton as they bring
*'ith~ them anxieties and care.., and
live tao ocoaieon sorrow and grief, we
ishosuld gut onu very badJly withont
A. xnriunng mory.
The following interesting story is
copied from a late work ou Cuba, by
During the first year of Tacon's gov.
ernorship there was a young Creole
girl, naimed Miralda Estalez, who
kept a little cigar store in the Calle do
Mercadera, difd whose shop was the
resort of all the young men of the
town, who loved a choicely made and
superiori cigar. Miralda was only
seventeen, without mother or father
living, and earned an humble though
suflicient support by her industry in
the manufactory we have named, and
by the sales of her little store. She
iwas a pietir' of ripened tropical beau
ty, with a finely round'ed forum, a love
ly face, of soft olive tint, and teeth that
aTuscarora might envy her. At times,
there was a dash of Janguor in her
dreany eye that would have warmed
an aniehorite; and theni her cheerful
jest was so delicate yet free, that she
had urtwittingly turned the heads, not
to say hearts, of half the young iner
chants in the Calle do Mercaderas.
But she dispensed her favors without
partiality, none of the rich and gay
exquisites of Havana could say they
had evor received any particular ie
kno.i-' 6enent from the fair young
girl UJ their warm and constant atten
tion. For this one she had a pleasant
smile, for another a few words of
pleasing gossip, and for a third a snatch
of a Spanish song : But to none did
she give her confidence, except to
young Pedro Mantanes, a fine luoking
boatman, who plied between the l'un
ta and Moro Castle on the opposite
side of the harbor.
Pedro was a manly and courageous
young fellow, rather abuvo his class
in intelligence, appearance and associa
tions, and pulled his oars with a strong
arn and light heart and loved the
beautiful Miralda with an ardor roman
tie id its fidelity and truth. lie was
a sort of leader ainong the bosinwn i
the harbor by reasoni of hit u; orioir
cultivation and intellignn -, - i h.
quick-wittiul sagacity was often turned
for the benelit of his cotmtrades. Alany
were the noble deeds ho had done in
and about the harbor since a boy, for
he had followed his calling of a water.
man from boyhood, as his fither had
done before him. Miralda in turn
ardently loIed liedro, and when ho
Camne at night ani sat in the back part
of her litle shop, she had always a
neat and frurant cigar for his lips.
Now and then, when she could steal
away from her shop on some holiday.
Pedro would hoist a tiny sail in the
prow af his boat, and securing ae little
stern awning over Miralda's head,
would steer out into the gulf and coast
along the romantic shore.
There was a fa-mous roue, well
known at this time in Havana, named
Count Almonte, who frequently visited
Miralda's sihop and couceived quits a
passion for the girl, tand indeed, he had
grown to be one of her most Hiberal
eustomers. With a emiting shrewd
ness and knowledge of hunan nature,
the Count besieged the heart of his
intended viestim Without appearing to
do so, and carried on his plan of opers.
tion, for many weeks before the inno
cent girl even snspected his possessing
a partiality for her, until one day ahe
was surprised by a present fron him
of so rare and costly a nature as to
lead her to susp)ect the donor's inten.
tions at on1Ce, and to promptly decline
the offered gift Undismayed by this,
the Count continued his profuse
piatronage in a way to which Miralda
could find no plausible protext of
At last, scized upon, what he con.
sidered a favorable mnoment, Count
Almlonte declared his passion to
Mliralda, besought her to comeI and be
the mistress of his board and rich
estates at Cerito riear the city, and
offered all the promhises of wealth,
inltor and fortune; but in vain, The
.pure-minded girl scorned his vler, and
Ibade him nevier more to inult her by
visiting her shop. Abiashed but not
coifobunded, the Counit reti red, bout only
to weave a new anare whereby lie could
entangle her, for lhe was not onie to be
so easily thwarted.
One afternoon, not long after this,
as the twilight was settling over the
town, a file of soldiers halted just
opposite the door (of the little cigar
shop, when a younig man, wecaring a
lieutenant's insignia entered and asked
the attendant if her name was Miralda
Es-tale: to which she timidly respond.
"' Then you will p~lease to comle with
" By what authdrity?" asked the
" The order of the Govcrnor Gene
"~ Then I must obey you," and she
prepared to follow him at once.
Stepping to the door with her, tile
young officer directed his men to
march on, and getting inlto a valante,
told Miralda they would drive to the
guard house. Hut to the surprise of
the girl, she soon after discovered that
they were rapidl passing the city
gates, and immediately after were
dashing off on the read to Cerito.
Then it was that she began to fear some
trick had been played upon her, aid
these fears were soon confrimed by the
volante turning down the long alley of
palms that led to the estate of Count
Alonte. It was in vain to expostu.
late iow; she flt that she was in the
power of the reck'ess nobleman, and
the pretended officer and soldiers were
his own people, who had adopted the
disguise of the Spanish army uniform.
Count Almonte met her at tle door,
told her to fear no violence, th:.t her
wishes should 1e respected in all
things, save her personal liberty; that
he trusted, I time, to pursuade her to
look more favorably upon him, and
that in all things he was her slave.
Sihe replied contemptuously to his
words, and charged him with the cow
ardly trick by which he had gaine]
control of her liberty. But she was
left to herself though Iwatched by his
orders at all times to prevent her
She knew very well that the power
and will of the Comit Ahnonte were
too strong for any humble friend of
hers to attempt to taka her part, and
yet she somehow felt a conscious
strength in Pedro, and secretly cher
ished the idea that lie would discover
her place of confinement, anitd adopt
some neans to deliver her. The
stiletto is tle constant companion of
the lower classes, and Miralda had
been used to wear one even in her
store against contingency : but she
now regarded the tiny weapon with
pecnliar satisfaction, and slept with it
in her hosoi.
Small was the clue by which Pedro
Man taiez discovered the trick ofCouint
Alimonte. First this was found out,
and then that cironmstim:e,. and thes,
being put together, they .iod ,,o other
results, unitil the indeIfatigable lover
was at last fully satislied thiat he ha.]
discovered i-or place of confineiment.
D)i~gised as a friar of the order of San
Felipe, he sought Count Anionte's
grates at a favorable moment, met
Miraldn, cheered her with fresh hopes,
and retired to arrange somne certain
plan for her delivery. There was
time to think now; heretofore lie had
not permittel himself even an hour's
sleep; but she was safe-that is, not in
immediato danger-and he could
breathe more freely. le knew not
with whom to advise, he feared to
speak to those abovo him in society,
lest they might betray his purpose to
the Count, and his own liberty, by
somle meanas, he thus jeopardized. He
could only consider with himself, he
niemus be his own counsellor in this
At last, es if in despair, he started
to his feet one day, and exelaimed
" Why not go so head qluarters at
oneet whly not see bhe Gov-Ganerai,
and kill him the truth I Ah, see hM I
How is that to be effectodi And then
this COfn Alonoiiu $e a nobleman.
Thq Way thaS TacoU Loves jubtoeS.
We shall see; I *ill go to the Goy.
General; it cannot do any harm if it
does not do any good. 1 can but try."
And Pedro did see the Governor.
True, he did not at once get audience
of him-not the first, nor the cecond,
nor the third time, but he ptrsevered,
and was admitted at last. Here he
told his ntory in a free, uimly voice
undisguisedly and openly in all things,
so that T1acon was pleased.
"And the girl," said the Governor
Gen., over whose countenance a dark
seroiwl had gathered, " is she thy
"No, Excellencia, she is dearer
still-she is my bietrothed."
The Governor, hidding him coe
nearer, took a golden cross fromt his
table, and handing it to the boatman,
as he regzarded him searcingly said
"Swvear that what you have related
to mue is true, as you hopeu for heaven."
"I swear,''said l'edro, kneeling and
kissinig the emblem with simzple rev
The (Governor turned to his table,
wrote a few brief lines, andu touebing a
bell, sunuiitoned ia page from an ad
jonuni ig room, whom11 he ordered to
sendo the Captain of the u ardi to him.
Prompt as were all who had any
connect ion with the GJoveror's hous~e
hol, the oticer appeilared at Once, and1(
received the written b der, with di
teetion to bring the Coumnt Almonate
antd a young gi named Miraldah im.
mediately before hhi n.
Pedro was sent to an aiite-room, anid
time business of the day passed as usual
in the recepitioni hail of the Governor.
Liess than two hours had transpired
wheni thme Count and Miralda stood
before T1acon. Neither knew the
naturo of the business which had sum
mnoned thetm there. Almonte half
suspected the truth, and the poor girl
argued of herself that her fate could
not but. be impjroved by the interfer
" Count Almonte, yosi doubtless
know why I have orderod you to ap
" Exceleciela, I fear that I have been
indiscreet," was the reply.
" You adopted the uniform of the
guards for your own private purpose
upon the girl, did you noW"
.Excellencia, I caInot deny it."
Declare upon your honor, Count
Alnionte, whether she is unharmed,
whoim you have thus kept a prisoner."
" Excellenoia, she is as pure as
when she entered beneath my roof,"
was the truthful reply.
The Governor turned, and whisper
ed something to his page, then contin
aed his questions to the Count, while
he made some minutes upon paper.
Pedro was iow suimio'ed. t explain
sonie matter, as he cuter"l, the Gov.
Gen. turned his back for oa!u inoncit
as If to seek for soine papers upon his
table, while Miralda w'as pressed in
the boatitman's arms. it as but for
4 few moments, and the next Pedro
was bowing humbly before Tacon.
A few inoinents more md the Govern
or's page returned, accompanied by a
1mok of the church of Santa Clara,
with the em11blems of his oiice."
" ILolv ather," said Tacon, " you
will bind the hands of thi s Count Al
monte and Miralda Estalez together
in the bonds of wedlock."
Excellencia," exclaimed the Count
"Not a word, Senor, it is your
part to obey !"
" My nobuility, Excellencia !"
"Is foifeite'l," said Tacon.
Count Alionte had too many evi
dences before his m iid's eve ofTacon's
muode of adiniiistering justice and of
enfor~ing his own will to daro to rebel,
and lie doggedly yielded in silence.
Poor Pedro, not daring to speak, was
half crazed to see the prize he had so
long coveted thus about t-0_Je torn
froci him. In a few moaeumnts the
verem.i nt ny was performe) e
bling and bewildered girl n't daring
to thwart the Governor's lAws, and
the priest declared them husband aid
wife. The Captain of ti guard was
summne' icild aid dispatched with some
written order, and in a fe.w subsequent
momients Comit Almonte, cUmpjiletely
subdued and broken spirited, was
ordered to return to his plantation.
Pedro aid Miralda were' directed to
remain in an adjoining apartment, to
that which had been the scene of this
singular procedure. Count Alhnonte
mounted his horse, and with a single
attendant soon passed out of the city
gates. But hardly had he passed the
4orner of the Pasco, when a dozen
muskets fired a volley upon himc and
he fell a eorpse upon the road.
His body was quietly removed, and
the captain of the guard, who had
witnessed the act, made a minute unon
his order as to the time and place, and
mounting his horsi, rode to the Goy
enor's palace, entering the presence
chamber just as Pedro and Miralda
were once more summoned before the
" Excellencia," said the offieur, re
turning the order. " It is executed I"
"Is the Count dead ?"
a Excellencia, yes."
i Proclaim in the usual manner, the
marriage of Count Almonte and Mi
ralda Estalez, and also that she is his
legal widow, possessed of his titles and
estates. See that a1 proper officer at
tends her to the Count.'s estates, aund
enforce this decision." Then, turnint
to Pedro Manctanez, he said.
"No manc or womuan in this island
is so humble but they mcay claim jus
Lice of' Tacon !"
Thd story fdrnishes its own moral.
Blraini and( Th'ought.
Rlichmiond Imentions the caso of s
womanc whose brain was exposed ir
conseq'iueceI of the removal of a con
sidable portion of its bony coveringj
by disease, lie says ho repeatedly
made pressure onc the bramin, anid cael
timen' suspen~uded aill feelings andl all in
tellect, which were instanctly restored
when the pr~essure w ats w ithidrawun.
T'he samce writer also relates ancothec
case, that, of' a miuci who hmad been
trepanniuied, and wvhoi perceived his ini
tellectual faculties fCtiling, and his .
istence drawinig to a close, every tim<c
thIe elliised bloi, I c 'llected upoan the
brain soi as5 to prodc(iLe pressure:( Pro
fessor Cha~pman~ii of* Plhiladeh lhia, imeni
Lions, ini his lectures, that, he saw ani
indi vidunal wi th his- skulml pericforatedh
and the brain exposed, w ho was nie
ciustomied to scumit himciself tota
s:iine expierimenict of pressurie as t ha
above, acnd who wais e~ hibIitedl by the
late l'rofe'ssor WVestar to his clacss. .I I.
intellect and motral faculties disappear
ccd on the apjplicaitidn of' pressucro i
the brain y' they wdlre held unider tlh
thonh, as it were, and restored al
pileasure to their full activity by dis
cotinin the pressure. But th<
motextraordinary case of this skind~
within my knowledge, and onte peeni
liarly interesting to the phlysiolouis
and metac hveirianc is aunate byd
Astley Cooper in his surgical lectures.
A mian by the naimo of Jones, receiv
ed aln iijury of his head while oti board
a vessel in the Mediterranean, which
rendered hind insensible. The vessel,
soon after this, made Gibraltar, where
Jones was placed in the hospital, and
reinaiel several moniths in the same
insensible state. lie was then car
ried on board the Dolphin frigate to
Deptfort, and from thnco was sent to
St. Thomas' 'Ilospital, Loudon. Ile
lay constantly on his back, amid breath
ed with dillieulty. Ilis pulse was reg
ular, and each time it beat he moved
his fingers. When hungry or thirsty,
he moved his lips and tongue. Mr.
Clyne, the surgeon, found a portion of
the skull depressed, trepanned him,
and removed the depressed portion.
Imme incdiately after tho operation the
mflotiol (of the figers cendled, aind at four
o'clock in the afterioon (tho operation
having been perforned at (me) lhe sat
up inl bed ; sensation and volition re
turned, and in four days he got out of
bed ma conversed. Te last, thing he
renembered was the circumstance of
taking a prize in the Mediturranean.
From the monient of the accident,
thirteen wont/is and afetw days, oblivi.
on had come over him, and all recol
lectioni ceased. le had, for more
thai one year, drunk of the cup of
Lethe, and lived wholly unconcions of
existuie; yet, on rcimo'i1g a small
portion of botie which pressed upon
the brain, he was restored to full
possession ofithe powers of his mind
and body.-Dr. Briqham.
Tar lho.s.-"The Brain is a part
of the bodily constitution, and is hence
subject to its laws; it therefore cannot
exercise these high finietiois of thought
relection, and reason, except upon
certati unalterable physical condi.
Being of a soft arA delicatb strue
ture, the Brain iscovered and prutee
ted by a strong bony case, which
forms the sill. Sonatimes, prts of
t.he skull are destroyed, .r removed
by accident or disease, leaving the
naked Drain exposed. If, in this
case, pressure be made upon it, eve
ry miental manifestation instantly
ce:ses; with the removal of the pres.
sure, it returns. It has been found that
by such compression upon the Brain
conversation was arrested in the midst
of a sentence, and when removed it
was resumed at the samte point. Ilni a
case related by Sir Astley Cooper,
consciousnefis, which had been suspen.
ded for several months, was restored
by removing a portion of the skull
which pressed upon the Brain. Great
internal pressure, as by the blood in
apoplexy, also destroys consciousness
and all mcntal action.
The activity of the Brain is also de
penident upon a full supply of arto
ritlized blood. This is more india
pensable to the Cerebral and Nervous
tie tha to any other portion of
the body. The weight of the Brain
is upon an average 1-28 that of the en
tire body, aid yet it is estimated by
diterent Physiologists to receive from
1.6 to 1-0 of all the blood which is
distributed to the system. If the cir
culation of blood through the Brain
be suspended but for an instant, the
will and all voluntary power is pros
trated, mentality is extinguished, to
Lil insensibility occurs, and coitin
ucs until the circulation is restored.
This is proved in nunmerous ways, but
the following experiment of Sir As
they Cooper is scry .satisfactory. Ile
tied the (aroto'id artecriea iii a Dog, so
that no blood could enter the Brain
except what pased through the verte
tiral trunks, ie theni compressed
these truuks, so as to check the cur
rent, and inmnediately insensibility
caine on, the animal at the samne
time falling powerless. As soon as
thec Wiood was re-admit ted, the ani
nial recovered its consciousness and
voluntary pow~er, and stood upon its
[ Fromll "Alcohol and the Consti tu
tion of Mlan," lby E. L. Youmans.]
AN lCiisev AMiarca~n IRace.--The
foallowing passage~ fromi the Travels of
I ihiiiloldt, p'ossesses more than o
diinay iterest at tihe parescent time:
-"Amidst the plains of North Am
erica), s0100 pouwerful nation; whlich
has disaippealred, constructed circahr,
squ are, and1( octagtonal fort ifications;
walls, 0000 toises iin length; tumauli
from 700 to 800O feet in diameter. and
110 leet in height, sometimesc round,
someutimnes withi several stories, and
conitaiing thiousanids of skele2tonis.
TheCSe skleltonts are the. remains (of
men~i les slendei- and more squat than
the present i nhatbitants of those con-.
tries. (in a vast spalce of ground at
the .Lower OIrinoco, as well 11 allo
the banks of the Gasigniare, and be
tween the sources of the Essequibo
and thme ilo Branco, there are rocks of
granite coveredsyith synmbolic igures.
These sepulchres denote that the ex
tinct generations belonged to nlations
dilkhreut from~ thlosei which now inhab
It the samei regionm"
The lIndia Rubber Tree.
Fromi a volume .lately published ii
New Ydrk by G. P. Putnaii; entitled
Scenes huid Adventures on the banks
of the Anmazoi, wo taik' the following
account of that striie tropical pro
ducition, the India-rubber tree:
A number of mien hearing long poles
on their shoulders, thickly strung with
Indi'a'ubber shoes, also attracted our
attention. These are for the must
part manufactured in the interior, and
are brought down the river for sale by
tihe natives. It has been estimated
that at least two hundred and fifty
thousand pairs of shoes are ummally
exported from the province,-and the
number is constanatly oi the increase.
A few words here respecting the
trce itself, and the manufacture of
the shoes, may not be out of place.
The tree (Syjhilli Elastica) is
quite peculiar in its appearance, and
sometimes reaches the height ut'eighty
and even a hundred feet. The trunk
is perfectly round, rather snooth, and
protected by a bark of a light color.
The leaves grow in clsters 61 thr6e
together, are thin, and of an ovate
form, ad are from ten to fourteen
inches in length. The centre leaf' of
the cluster is always the longest.
This remnrkable tree bears a curious
fruit, of the size of a peach; which, al.
though not very palatable, is eagerly
sought after by ditfereut animals-it
Is separated into three lobes, which
contain each a small black nut. Tle
trues are tapped in the same inaimner
that New Einglanders tap maple trees.
The trunk havimg been perforated, u
ye!!owish liquid resembling cream
flows out, which is caught in small
clay cups, fistened to the tree. When
these becomue fdll, their contents are
emptied into largo earthen jars, in
which the liquid is kept until desired
The operation of making the shoes
is simnle as It is iteresting: fm,
agine yours'ell,- dear reder, in 6rir, 'l
thi seringo groves of Urusil. Arounid
you are.ai number of good lookinig 1na
tives, of low stature and olive con
plexions. All are variously engaged
One is stirriug with a lung woodei
stick the contents of a cauldron, I!laced
over a pile of blazing enibers. Trhis is
the liquid as it was taken from the rub
ber tree. Into this a wooden "last,'
covered with clay and having a handle
is plunged. A coating of th3 liquid
remainus. You will porceive that an
other native then takes the "last," and
holds it in the smoke arising from th
ignition of a species of palm fruit. fo,
the purpose of causing the glutiiou,
substanc&, to assume a dark color. The
'last" is then plunged again into tih
cauldron, and this process is repeated
as in dipping candles, until the coatinh
is of required thickness. You will
imoreover, notice a number of ludiar
gimis engaged in making various in
pressions, such as flowers, &C., upui
the soft surfice of t he rubber, by meaan
of' their thumb nails, which are es
pecially pared and cultivated for thi:
purpose. After this fimal opertien
the shoes are placed in. the sun tt
hardeni, and large numbers of then
may be seen laid on mats in expose(
situations. The aboriginal name 6
the rubber is cahtuchu, from whiel
the formidable word c'aoutchou'c is d6
It should be the nam of young nier
to go into good society--:we mean no
the rich, nor the proud, m'or the faishion
able, bult the society of the wise, th
intelligent, and the good. When ye'
ind macn who know nilore than yoi
do, and from whose conversation yoi
can gather information, it is alwavmy
safe to assdiste with them. It hai
broken downm many a manl to associat<
with th6 low and vulgar, when the
ribald song was sung, and the inde
cent story told to eoxeita laughter ii
influence the bad paissions.
Lord Clarendon attributed suceces
amnd happiness in life to associating1
wvith persons' aiirc learnmed and vil-tu
ons than ourselves. If youi wish to be
wise and1( respected, if' you desir,
happbliness and nmot misery, we adivisi
you to aussociate with the intelligen
and good. Strive for excellence an
strict uitegrity, and you will never' bi
found in the sinks of pollution, or i
the ranks of prefligates aind gamblers
Once habituate y ourself to a virtuou
course, once secure a love for good se
eiety, andic no punishment would b
greater than, by accidenit; t6 bb obilig
ed for a day to associate with thm
low and vulgar.
AIMG Av .LisE'm-.--Do In
trouble yourself abont "rising to en
inenoee." 1f, in consegucnco of you
writinga or your deeds, you should 13
come eminent, v'ery wvell; but t~ol
auf~ thing for the sake of-"rising tCiw
imence,"lar unworthy of a rnan. Mo1r4
over, true ern neo Is je hi~nabl
by any man who pIneesti' '' jiihn
as his chief 0a jOtmekcause thtt i
dicaltea, an liiherent wtkness' of' chiaj
a teri'". 4
A Horucb TiLAono.-We were in.
frimed yesterday evening, says :the
Louistille Courier, of Wednesday
week, by passengers on the cars frr-1
Lexington, of a tragedy that oceirred
im the county of Fayette, on Satui
day nighti which almost transcends be
lief, it is of so horrid a nature. Me
Frazer, a farmier of the county, had
becii absent with stock at Now
York for several months and on Sat.
urday, tblegraphed his family thnit
ho would reach homne that evening.
Ibls neighbor and partner, Mr. Cas.
tlemani, awaited his arrival at the
depot, and conveyed him to his res.
Leaving the house, Mr. C. was
startled about an hour afterwards, by
the report of a gull. He inmedlato
ly went to Frazer's, and there disco*.
ered him dead, the house darkened,
Mrs. P. above stairs, Grigg; the ovor
seer, below, hnd a daughter, aged
eleven, with the mother. They ao.
counted for the death of the man by
the accidental discharge of a shot guri
which he had in his hand preparing to
shoot a rat. Suspicions were aroused,
and the overseer and Mrs; Fraper both
arrested. '.1 he body of the d6ecesed
was terribly bruised, a hole shoL
through his head, another through his
body, his throat very badly cut, and
three ribs broken, efl'cts not rdsbfia.
bly caused by accident.
There appears to be tio doubt - ii
the minds of those Adised of the facts,
as to the crimnality of Mrs. Frazic
and Grigg. Previous to this time, the
nighlabors had suspected improp'r, iii.
timacies between the two; ad It is
supposeqtLhat it %tds for tha pu'rydibdf
getting Frazer out 6f th6 way, so s
to render a marriage feasible, that-the
awful deed *s Aceonplished. "Tie
are various circumstances coniedld
with. the ailhir, whicl, go to. 'rinhik.S
the suspected parties. Duriiig.aMon.
day-ad oyesterday they rerunderd.
"You will please to observe," shid
old Mr. Laiwell, as he red us through
his school the other day-, " that the
boys are required to display the thiost
attention t questions and disoiflin'6;
and n a short timle become divested
of that Most annoying dispositionjo
tease each other; in short, they soon
settle down iu all the gravity 'Of ni
ture years under the wholesome sys
tnvi I have introduced.
We at this, moment arrived in front
of several boys, who were stahdin'
aroaInd a bucket of water, and one:had
just charged his mouth with the eon.
tents of a tin cup, while the.old gen
tielian Was stooping to recover. 4i
pjen front the floor, when another boy
passing behind snapped his .fing
qnietly beneath his ear, causing him
by a sudden start to ejeotthe contetits
over the pedagogue's bald pate. In
I stantly starting upright, wtt his face
and hair drippimg, the master sh6nte4.
"Who did that?"
The party unanimously cried out
"Jim Gun, sir."
"Jim Gun, you rascal! what did yod
do that for?"
Jim, appalled at the mischief he hald
done, muttered out that it was not
his rfelt, bet Tom Owen had
This changed the direction of old
Lamwell's wrath, and shaking his
hand piortentously over Owen'she
"Did y'ou snap Gut?"
Th ulprit, trembling with fear,
"Yes, sir, I snapt Gun, but Idia
know he was loaded." -
A youn~g nian just married, NLii'b :
lblecircunistancees, wife's cousin odilyes
on from the country to, pay -them a
visit; very glad to see eachoh e.
&c. In tihe tiidst of the rejoiding ha
onmimods thought crosses~ the mzind f
"O, thats nothting, Gedrgh, kddn
sleep) with your wife, aind you cani get
Jotigin~g at at hotel for threoor four
wveeks, veLry easily."
I "O--ah--e-s." .
l 'As I was going,' said iiii idihihn
'over Westminster Hridge, the :oth
er day, I meot Pat IHzi*Rios, flAw.
kmst,' says I, 'how ad. ye?' 'Prputy
Iwell, I thaunk he, Deig' says,
- ; that's not mny Hi& *F
more is may name .H~vkins,' savs 'lie.
So we look ed at oachrother, atidai it
t turned out to be neoithaera s11:@~
r It is easier to forgive an atio4 d-.
my, than the tfriend we hale o~ded.
5 Our resentmnent grows *ith im-tn
-dekort,.ad we feel idictive iduo
Ideeogltfti'ur own'odts of the
a ehkde of'fTmdlng forifoesti
The reaseyi why sonmc peop.ltgdbE
t irls, 1s becaiusath ey have nlotfen e$lse
tb part on. -. .v