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f, jgOTER 25, 1852.
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in must 1 o j.ost pciJ. A. J. HI LEY
Th:s :.? r- Cattle! enter in
Sit l'-'sTr. .r, 1 b? r.t home, fir,
y;i.aroi;v friend will do, 1 bore.
Tr!:ve!'c!S do in Home. Sir.
'1:3 p'.'.in tnc roof is somewhit low
Ti ? fiTc'-pir.g room but scanty.
St to the Settlor's eye, ;ou know,
Ills castle, is his shanty.
Ta? f'lr.ir.e fear we saw of old
Is '.ike a nightmare over,
Th? Wolf will never break our f:dd
'or round the doorway hover,
Cnr Fw'ne in droves tread down the brake,
O.ir sheep bell? en rol scanty.
Last night yon salmon swam the lake
Tti.it now adorns our shanty.
71-:s br;ai we bake it is our own,
It grew around my feet, ir,
f: p?.ys no tax to squire or Crown,
V.'hkh mr.ke? it double sweet, Sir.
A woodman lends a toilsome liie
A lenely cue, I grant ya.
F::V, with h',5 children, friend tad wife,
How happy is Lis shanty.
N"- fr?udr.l lord o'erawes tis hero
Pave th? ever-blessed Eternal,
7o him is due the fruitful year
Both r.utumnal and vernal,
roa'rd t ) him down in the dell
A Temple neat, though ecr.uty,
if.d we enn hear its blessed Leil
On Sunday in cur shanty.
This h our Castle ! enter in
f it down and be r.t home, Sir,
Your city friend wiil do, I hopp,
As travellers do in Rome. Sir.
T'is plain the roof is somewhat lo ,
Thft lcr.ing rcon but scanty,
let f. the Set tier'' eye. you know,
IIi castle is his shanty.
Vi'CMAX'S LOVE. '
ET 7u HON. M'EE W.'jl.FIT.
a I r .-or. path its arr-n ci f,ue
Is ir.'..nated with delight,
I!.? modest moan retires ffont view:
Cut Tvhen thirk, Filer. t night lias spread
0"r earth and ??a its glo.my sv. ay
V'hfr. ;y and splendor, r.ll yl:ave fie-1
c'Lethecrs the poor, lr.iv traveler's way.
'Tis thvfa with woman s love ;
m c oor.iT winter's JIT r.renih
has scra-'d" er.-h pauo.y leaf and flower
' " j; vanq'iih'd r.nt-.-Ttel bows beneath
ii dark, col-J-paralTrxfrig power
-verpre?n T!io.e b I'igitly blooms
Viirn rshen the -r.i tmer's soit wind sighs
' roi'ffh prove? -.Thir- T-t Sinset gold il'inmes,
Nor tu.k-s till with 'lita trunk it dies.
Tii'I thus with woman slose!
I'll -. Tl
co. i ana arcary mgnt
'Vr ai! cur
' - ri. frier. i
.iovs assumes its sway
i' ln. ortune, all take flight
hat is it then Survives decay ?
Forever tr'.owiug -lfervent, true.
Ar.d eif-Jcvetc'iS- pure divine;
Ti-.; cher-riu.-rrtar Jwhic'.i lights us through
t'Leu f.:1. c;:r e-ivf f.flhly hopes dechn
' T ' t T. ",-1 V.
'lis .fffworaaTi s ever c;m
stant love !
foius once went to camp-mee-i-
iskedifshe loved the Lord:
notbin' agin bin: '." Also her
a of tie , he of Conklin Neppins ate for a
c-rer a who; Jr 7 roast goose, and t!:en drank up
the oilrrr-T- tl : being asked if it would not make
k-rJ sick, re: ?ctieJ that "the goose sot well enough
cn to Lis fit' "Jimmick, and as for the gravy, he
'jUi'-it it Tn'cfOilJ kind o' work out of his skin !"
'Jt it il- j nlfiftake him sick, for when the captain
liked Mrs t "Neppins how her son was, she re
fliej; "I f'al, li3 enjoys very poor health."
"n'tat is Arf the matter with him?" "Hal, he's
tt j o t.fri loubled with a dreadful ris'm' of his
rf.es 1" it.
"EnjipeloDE of Finding Drowned Persons.
A hLor'i6 stys man was recently drowned at the
')bej'''''' novel process was resorted to
'tttLei- jecovery of the body, by one of the
fcijtp irrard- IIe a6surcd the bystanders that'll'
was drowueel in the neighborhood he
scover the body by means of a "new
reaJ in which should be deposited three
f quicksilver, when the loaf would float
ted over where the body might lay."
extraordinary it may appear, the ex.
was tried, and on the loaf becoming
y, a boat hook was put .overboard be
am! brought up the body. It had laid
iter eight days, and when recovered the
entirely black. The man states that
a fourth instance in which the cxperi-
becu tried by 1dm with soc esa.
,t tr-e following rates: o cents per square tor ; the puckove State
the f.rsd insertion; 75 cents for two insertions ; ' -
fr three insertions : fnd 25 cents per square - A was il Wlllter
A Story of the Early Settlement of Ohio.
The fallowing: ie one of "Faleonbridge's"
happiest efforts. It bits off to the life the ex
tra -,a::t stories of Western adventure told by
the "Lung-bows," who -visit our Western bor
dtra.J Sine years ago, I was one cf a convivial par
ty, that net in the principal hotel iu the town
of Columbus, Ohio, the seat of government of
evening, when all without was
Ami ii 11 wifi-n iter blvtho
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. j cv vvlien son and story made the circuit
j j g;,y, when song and story made the circuit
J i k.,..1 i;ii;t..( m iIhuhk nt"
V. 1 IIL H . 11 I 1 l I.I I '1, II II " I ' . -
J hl' w :tI' nnvth and laughter.
Vie had met for the express purpose o: making
a night of it, and the pious intention wad duly
and most religiously carried out. The legisla
ture was in .session in that town and not a few
of the w orthy legislators were present upon this
Ouo of these worthies I will name, ns he not
only took a big swai tn in the evening's enter-
taiiin.or.t, but he r.as a man ??!- re gencra'.y
kr.ov.n than ov.r worshy President, .If-ines Iv.
IV.k. That man was the famous Captain Hiiey
whose narrative of t.u2erii;g and adventures are
pretty generally knowii over the civilized world,
Captain Hiiey was a line, fat, good-humored jo-
ker, who at the period of my story was ihe rep-
resentntive of the Dayton district, and lived
near that little city when at home. Well, Cap-
tain Ui-ey Lad aroused the company with many
of his far-famed and sdngtdar adventures, which
being mostly told before and read, by millions of
people, th.it have ever seen his book, 1 will not
attempt to repeat them
Many were the st .'trios and adventures tol i by
the company, when it can: to the turn of ::
well known nentlemen whri re; resented the Cin-
-! v. t a'. -. rig the
I !') he th- :;h-
liViiiT, an i.i r-i-iM.i
i not teei :: .."oerty to give
w.as a ei-w b. iiwer f other
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I tuen's adventures, and at the same lime niucii
I d:sp.iS:-d t.i mar.i.ir'y himsvdf into a nv.rvcilnus
hero whenever the opportunity oS'oied. As
i Ca-tain Kiiev wound ni) one of hi- truthful.
thouj;'.! really marvelous adventures. Mr.
eooliv remarked, that the captain's storv was all j
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very ice!', but it did not begin to compare with
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an a .venture t'.iat lie had "onee upon a time" !
on the Ohio, below the present city of Cincin- j
"Let's have it! Let's h?.ve it I" resounded i
from s'.il hands.
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'iiii, geuticiv.en," ai-l the Senator, clearing ;
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i his voice for action, and knocking the ahes fr-ni
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tlcinen. i am not in tiie habit (quit? notoio.ns
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f(,r if- M ri t piiTionoT varus ot marvelous ur f.cfi- !
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tious matters, ana uiereiore u is scarceiv n-vv ;
sary to atiirru upon the responsibility of my rep- j
1 utation. geutleme:!, that what I'm about to f. 1'
i you. 1 iiiot solemnly proclaim to be the truth,
j an "'
i "Oh ! r.evct- mind that, go ou Mr. ,''
1' chimed the party.
j "We'd, gentlemen, in 18 I came doKn the
' Ohio river, :nd settled at Losanti. now called
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f (. aie:i:u:iti. It was at tiiat time Uut ahttie sct-
Vemeut of some twenty or thirty log and frame
cabins, and where now stands the Broadway
Utel, and blocks of stores an i dwelling houses,
wathe cottage and corn patch of old Mr. ,
a t: r, who, bv the by, bought that land for
the !:kii!cr of a coat for one of the- s 'tth r-. !
Well, V put up my cabin, with the aid of my
neighilrs, and put iu a patch of corn and poia-
toes, aliut where the Fly M.tj-ket now stands-,
j and setybout improving my lot, house, :c.
"Occ.tXouaUy, 1 took up my rifle, and started
off with iV dog down the river to look up a lit
tle deer, Mar neat, then very plenty along
J the river. The blasted red skills were lurking
about, and vering around the settlement, and
every once a a while lucked oil some of our
neighbors, orkole our cattle or horse. I hated
the red demoiA and made no bones of pcppei
ing the blasteuijarpeuts whenever 1 got a eight
at them. In faL the red rascals had a dread
of ine, and had tid a great many traps to get
my scalp, but I sn't to be caught napping.
No, no, gcutlemei I was too well up to 'em for
M ell, 1 started q one morning, pretty ear
ly, to take a hunt, nd travelled a long way
down the river, overLe bottoms and hills, but
couldn't find no iaXnor deer. About four
o'clock in the afteruok, I made tracks for the
settlement again. ByVnd by, I sees a buck
just ahead of me walkij down to the river. I
slipped up, with mp faiift'ul old dog close in my
rear, to within clever Lioting distance, and
just as the buck stuck hifc.os j in to drink, I j
drew a Lead upon hi& top-iiot, and over lie tum
bled, and splurged and boused awhile, when I
came up and relieved him cutting his wi
"Well, but what Lad that tldo with an adven
ture ?" eaid Riley.
"Hold on a bit, if you ple.ip gentlemen by
Jove it had a " great deal to with it. For
while I was busy skinning theind epuarters.of
th back, and etowing away th kidney-fat in
my hunting-shirt. I heard a noise I ke the break
ing of brush under a moccasin up the bottom.
My dog heard it. and started up to re onnoitre,
aud I lost no time in reloading my rifle. I had
hardly got my priming out before my dog raised
a howl and broke through the brush towards
me with his tail down, as he was not used to
doing, unless there were wolves, painters (pan
thers) cr lnjins about.
'I picked up my knife, and took up my line
of march in a skulking trot up the river. The
frequent gullies on the lower bank, made it te
dious traveling there, ao I scrabbled up to the
i unner bank which was t.rettv well covered with
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buckeye and sycamore and very little under
j buckeye and sycamore and very H
i brush. One r.ppn hpl.iw li.n-Aro,l 1
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to me tnree
as big and strapping red rascals, gentlemen, as
you ever clapt your eyes on ! Yes, there they
came, not above six hundred yards in my rear.
Shouting and yelling like hounds, and coming
after me like all possessed."
"Well," said an old woodsman sitting at the
i table, "you took a tree, of course ?"
! --Did I ? No, by, gentlemen ! I took no
j tree just then, but I took to my heels like sixty,
j and it was just as my old dog could do to keep
j Up with me. I ran until the whops of my red
j skins grew fainter and fainter behind me, and
j cle;.n 0ut of wind, I ventured to h.ok behind me,
j amj there came one single red whelp, pulling
j au.j blowing, not three hundred yards in my
! re:,r. He had got on to a piece of bottom where
! the tres were small and scarce now, thinks I,
0!d fellow, I'll have you. So I trotted olf at a
p:lCe sufiicient to let my follower gain ou me,
allj yfhvu he had got just about near enough,
1 wheeled and tired, and down I brought him,
J, ad as a door nail, at a hundred and twenty
'Then you skelp'd (scalped) him immeuiate
ly !" said the backwoodsman.
"Very clear of it, gentlemen ; for by the time
I g. t my rifle loaded, here came the other two
rod .-.kins, shouting aud whooping close on ;;;e,
and away I broke again Kko a ciarur horse.
1 wa. now about five milos i V m the settlement
a,' Uf yoA-smtii tiwaiiJ .njftt ; Xr u.tii'J
my wind begun to be pretty short, when I took
a look back, and there they o im -i .snorting like
mad liud'a'.oes ; one about two or three hundred
yards ahead of the other, so I acted possum a-
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g 1. n until the loreniost Injun got pretty well up,
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ana 1 vlieeieJ and lired at tne very moment he
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as 'drawing a bead on me ; he foil head over
5talnatIi iato the dirt, and came the at
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"fco v ou laid tor him, and gasped several,
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..... ..v. imv in viri , a tiiuo I lily
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for n.ju ; I liaun t time to load, so I hived has
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to ground, and star.e-d again. 1 iio-nrd every
001:0a he niaJe Jitior mo. I inn, ami ran, till
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to .ire dew out ot my eyes, aud tne old do-' s
toiigun lini.g ..ut ol liu luouth a quarter of
y.'r : 1,;
e e-ew 1" whistle'd .-somobodv.
"Fact, by , g uitiomc-i, well, what I was to
j do; I didn t know r.fl. empty, no big trees a
' b ot, an i a laurkering ri'd Iudiau about three
hu:i troi yards in my rear ; and what was
w. rse, jut then it occurred to me that-1 was
n t a great ways from rt big creek, now called
Mil! Creek, and there 1 should be pinned at last.
"Just at tiiis juncture 1 struck my toe against
a root, and down i tumbled, and my old dog
ever me. Before 1 could scrabble up "
"The Indian fired !" gai-r-e I the old woo tm in.
"He did, genf emeu, and 1 felt the ball strike
meuniier the shoulder, but that didn't seem to
any emn irg ) upon my
locomotion, for as
i'O'in as I got up 1 took off again, quite freshen- .
od by the fall ! 1 heard the red skin close be- !
h'nd me coming booming on, and ev ery minute
I expected to have his tomdiawk dashed into
my head or shoulders.
"Something kind of cool began to trickle
down my legs into my boots "
"Blood, eh ? The shot the varmint gin you "
said the old woodman, in a great state of excite
ment. "I thought so," said the Senator, "but what
do you think it was ?" j
Not being blood, we were all puzzled to know '
what the blazes it t o aid be. When Kiley obser
"I suppose you had " j
"Melted the deer fat which I had stuck in the '
breast of my hunting shirt, and the grease was
running down my legs until iriy feet gotao grea- j
sy that my heavy boots flew off, one hitting the
dog, nearky knocked his brains out." ;
We all grinned, which the "member" noticing j
"I hope, gentlemen, no man here will presume j
to think I'm exaggerating V
"Oh, certainly not ? Go on, Mr. ," wo
all chimed in.
"Well, the ground under my feet was sofi
and being relieved of my heavy boots, 1 put otF J
with double quick time, and seeiug the creek!
about half a mile off, I ventured to look over
my shoulder to see what kind of a chance there
was to hold up and load. The red skin was
com ng jogging along, pretty well blowcd out,
about live hunered yards iu the rear. IJy 1
thinks I here to load, any how. So at it I went i
in went the powder, and pattting oamy patch, j
i dowi vr.t the ball about half way, and off
snaie' my rrmrod !"
"tW'dr and light
i "ii i.nicr .ma illumine: . e'iouicu iu: oia
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1 wwiiVn. who was worked up to the lop notch
j in the -etiber's" story.
j -Gj! 5 gniious ! wasn't I in a pickle1 ! There
l was t! Ti.ti whe-p within two hundred yards of
. rue, pao.fig along an i loa'Iincj up his rijle as he
j came ! J I jerked cut the broken ramrod, dashed
, it awa ji.d .started on, priming up as I canter
ed ofT.ldv termiued to turn and give the red skin
' a bhu r-try how, as soon f.s I reached the creek,
j '! kr.i now within a hundred yards of creek,
i could sc-j the smoke from the settlement chim
neys:'a few irni'c jumps, and Ijwasly the creek,
i The i;d'.a.i was close upon me he gave a whoop,
and braised my rill 3 ; on he came, knowing
that 1 hcJL broken my ramrod, and my load not
, down; mother whoop, whoop, and he was with
i in fifty yards of mc ! I pulled trigger, and "
j "And killed him ?" chuckled r.iley.
; "No,'ci .' I missed f.re, by "
j "Anci the red-skin," shouted the old woods
man m i phrenzy ci excitement.
"Fini and Ult l r.ie ."'
The jt reams aad"houd that followed this fi
nale Iiringiit Landlord Noble, servants and hos
tler r; n:.ing up stairs to see if the Louse was
on lire 1 Great Wist.
Till; CtllSSCEXT city akfaiu.
Views from "".Vasiilngt on.
The ft'amship "Eiack Warrior" has arrired t
at New Vork, with advices from Havana as late
as the itch. The "Crescent City"' diiUculty has
been reTied. The Captain-General affirms that
the figrcrae:;t with Judge Conkling was in ref
erence t-.j c.:i!y cne voyage ; and that a Spanish
war-.'.tcaMor was cruising off the More, for the
purpo.j of preventing the "Crescent City" from
entering iJ-e port. of Havana. It is also stated
t.-at a re,'1'- atiou. exists, which forbids anv ves-
tcl to enut the port f Havana niter uijrhtfall i "
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nu i before) a Certain nour in t.io nori.n:? : and
nu i befora a Certain iiour m ?uo noriiing ; and
i .;! i a. c- .i i- f-
Ji2i-'lj-r4K 'luiy jf too roran-. i:: !!!. oC:crr to
c ST . . C "i ' 11"-"' T" ? ' -
fire ueon any vessel that sha.l attempt to violate
tids rule. It was violated on" the 1-lth ult., by
the "Crescent City," and this- nct'.vkhstanding
the was hailed three times, and required to de
sist. The sentinels neglected to Are, and tliey
have since been imprisoned for their remissness.
Under all the circumstances of the case, the
Orescent City people appear to us, to have been
entirely in the wrong. They seem anxiou.3 lo
provoiu; trouble at any and every hazard. The
following paragraph from a leading article in
the irtshlngtou Republic, no doubt tmbody the
views f the Administration. The doctrines iu
culcatfd are sound and to the purpose :
If Purser Smith availed himself of ihe visits
of too Crescent City to Havana to obtain infor.
illation which he communicated to parties in
New York, who afterwards used it to the preju.
elite of the Havana authorities, they committed
no oilnce air.iinst our riirhtsor honor v.heu thev
prohilrted his return. They did what the (5ov
eminetitof the United States, or of any other
nation, would have done in similar circumstan
ces. r,'e do not say that Smith did what he is
alleged to have done ; wc are willing to believe
that he. did not, after what Lieutenant Porter
has saU upon the subject ; but so long as the
authorities of Havana consider that their grounds
of suspicion against him are valid, neither he
nor wc e.-.n complain.
Tl.rjf are to be satisfied of Lis innocence, and
he must abide by the consequences of the sus
picion until the evidence adduced be sufficient
to remove it. They now ask for his own dis
claimer as the only proof required ; aud we
cannot but think that Passed Midshipman Da
venport was needlessly punctilious when, on the
last visit, he refused to al!( w Smith to comply
with the de-maud. The tesiim my of the supe
rior officer should be enough ; but the Captain
tb.uio'-ai having decided otherwise, we are at a
loss to perceive how the national honor could
Lave been compromised by humoring his dignity.
Passed Midshipman Davenport may claim to
fix the character of the tribunal which should
administer justice in Smith's case, with as much
reason as he claims to deci le that the written
disavowal of Smith is not necessary to meet the
requirements of the Havana law. Such a claim
if acceded to, would reduce the sovereignty of
nations to a nonentity.
W hether the Captain General exceeded his
powers in excluding the Crescent City because
the obnoxious individual was on board, is a
question on which we do not jropose to enter.
Rut this we do say, that the exclusion violated
the spirit if not the letter of the treaty existing
between Spain aud the United States. The
course uniformly pursued by Mr. Fillmore's
Administration its efforts to rigidly enforce
treaty obligations, and to preserve relations of
peace should have restrained the Captain Gcn
er.ii from the unfriendly manifestation involved
iu the refusal to permit the landing of the mails
and passengers. Thai was an act which admits
of no justification. It was offensive to the Gov
ernment of ihis countrj, and calculated only to
excite a retaliatory temper on the part of the
American people, As a matter of policy, it was
absurd. As a blow aimed at our ordinary com
mercial intercourse, it wa3 singularly in "lScreet
Bat the Captain General ha not played the
only absurd and indiscreet prt that figures iu
this connexion. ' Mr. George Ltwr, or the steam
ship company of v?hlch he i the hed, excels the
Captain General L Loth particulars. In at
tempting to force Turser Smith into Cuba, Mr.
Law fcn3 don? what admits of no excuse. He
has arrogated to Limself a right from which any
upright Government would shrink; and if he
persist in press'rg his position, he will be per
mitted to extricate himself from the dilemtaa
that may result as best he can.
The Aspect of EuropcA Speck of AVar.
The war questiou continues to excite a large
share of public attention iu the Old World.
Many of the leading public journals contend amount of disposable force has been deliberfcte
that a Etorm is brewing, and that Lou'h Napole- j lj understated; and inaccurati statements on
on will be compelled by the force of circumstan
ces, to give active employment to his troops. J
A Paris paper, the Siecle, savs, that this year
the army will cost no less than CCC,OQO,000
francs. The Editor observes :
'4This large force gives a grand idea of the
power of France ; but we ask any man of sense
to what idea does it respond ? Is it to the pres
ent state of Europe and of Frauce ? Certainly
not ; for it is enough for any one to look at the
railways, manufactories, and industrial under
takings which exist everywhere, to perceive that
no nation desires to engage in war. Sover
eigns of the present day have too much to do at
home to wish to invade the States of others ;
i and, beyond any doubt, whoever should attempt
to trouble the general peace would have all the
others against him. No; the formidable armies
which the European Powers have kept up, at
great cost, for the last forty-seven years, res
pond to a state of things which exists no longer
and diplomatic agents will give proof of the im
mense want of intelligence as long aslhey do
not cauie a European Congress to decide on a
i general disarming, were it only of a limited
I Ei aduit;
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fiy x xi
;ou to ail tuis, tue navu preparations
4-rH,),fcj, .iivuiJlv f-r
time past. Great Britain too, nas just tlcterm-
ined that ten line of battle ships now on the
stocks or ordered to be built, shall be provided
with powerful screw propellers. France, obser
ves a Rritiah journal, "under its new regime
must be watched with unceasing vigilence by
j those to whose keeping the welfare of Great
1 Rritain ia eommittetl, since assuredly nothing
on earth but apprehension of failure will pre
vent the self-willed Louis Napoleon from attemp
ting, sooner or later, the project before which
even the genius of his uucle recoiled. Or he
may perchance, and events, point that way, look
to the Eu3t for the fulfilment cf what he calls
his mission. The position and strength of the
Pritish fleet iu the Mediterranean is always
perfectly well known; not so would be the
character and purposes of an armament that
j might be assembled or fitted at Toulon. With
out pursuing this vague train of thought, it may
be sufficient to predict that whenever the reser
ved and resolute man, who now lords it over
France, shall feel himself sufficiently strong to
work out his destiny, we shall hear stirring news
from the "French Lake."
The London Morning Chronicle, too in the
course of an elaborate article, holds this lan-
"A few days will place the peace of the world,
and especially of England and France, almost
unreservedly in the hands of the crowned "heir
of Napoleon." With such sanctions as the
forms of religion can give, and with all the au
thority which the apparent assent of a unani
mous people can bestow, France is about to con
firm, as rightful and permanent, the transfer,
which she had alrendy temporarily made, of her
liberties and her strength to that unscrupulous
despot. Evenif there were nothing in the char
acter and previous history of Louis Napoleon to
call for special caution, this one reflection might
suffice, if thoroughly realised, to inspire us with
the gravest solicitude. We must bring Lome to
ourselves th fact that the eiuestion of peace er
war between tivoofthe most powerful nations
of the earth depends on the will of one man.
Less than a year ago, that man stood opposed
to an Assembly, including the keenest politi
cians and the best generals of France, who were
all eager to divine and te anticipate his suspec
ted intentions. They had warning enough to
arouse the watchfulness of duller observers; yet
he came upon them, after all, like a thief in the
night. They had hesitated to attribute to him,
if cot the capacity to commit so great a crime;
at least the audacity to throw so hazardous a
die. They were, one and all, mistaken. He
struck, and he succectlcd.
Rut, we are told, "The Empire is Peaoe."
We have already shown what reliance is to be
placed on the words of the destined Emperor.
It is surely unnecessary to nrge that there are
persons whose langaage may bo best interpre
ted by contraries. There is but one inference
which can be drawn from any assertion of Lou
is Napoleon namely, that he believes it to be
conducive to his interest for the time being.
In this sense, Lis words ore an exact copy of
his thoughts. What he eays is precisely what
he means to scj ; Knd he ii never to be detected
in an unl&t'Ltlonsl betrayal of remoter purpose
which cannot be prudently disclosed. He has
thought ii expedle'-t to aTtr that peace i hi
own wish and tUs interest of France; and th
foresight whicli dictated that (insertion is abun
dantly illustrated by the general credulity with
which it Le3 beea received. Simultaneously
with the profession of his desire for peace, b
has caused steps to be ostensibly taken toward
a partial reduction of his army. But our re
cent letters from Paris contain ample reason
for believing that the process is merely colora
ble ; and the reality of a desire for peace cannot
be better tested than by the sincerity of a pro
fessed intention to disarm.
Again, it is beyond a doubt that, in the pub
lished accounts of the French navy, the actual
such a subject, circulated by authority, efferd
an unmistakable practical comment on the de-
claration, "L Empire c est la paix." In spit
I of statistics and rhetorical protestations, th
! French army and navy are what they are and
bo are the purposes of their master.
The great question for the rest of Europe it,
as Louis Napoleon Limself admits, does the Em
pire mean peace of war? We own that, not
withstanding the pacific programme of the new
order of things which has been put forth by tb
Prince President, we view the tpproacLlEg ava
tar with grave anxiety,
It is, perhaps, superfluous to eay that Li
promises and protestations are, in our eyes, sim
ply valueless. With the exception of his unci,
it would be difficult to name any man of mark
in modern history who has 6hown himself so ab
solutely insensible as Louis Napoleon to tha ob
ligations of veracity and good faith."
The Austrians also contend that a wcr with
France would be inevitable if the boundary of
the llhine should be insisted upon, and Austria
hopes to have Eussia fcr an ally, in the event of
difficulty. The two rowers united can bring
two millions of men into the field. Should a
contest take place, therefore, it is likely to L
i eaj;ii.um?csf euiic. .
The Last but one of the Matchlie Rklle.
Christiana Morton, (or Mm. Tatterson)
one of the heroines of the poet Rums, died at
Mauchline, (Scotland) on the 15th of October,
in her 87th year. She was one of six beauties
celebrated in the poet's song:
"In Mauchline there dwells eix proper young
The pride of the place and the neighborhood a
Their carriage and dress a etrarger would
In Loh'on or Paris they'd gotten them a,'
Miss Miller is fine, Miss Markland' divine,
Mis Smith she has wit, and Miss Betty is braw.
There's beauty and fortune to get with Mis Mor
ton. Rut Armour's the jewel for mo o' them a'."
The "Armour" was the "bonnie Jean" of la
ter days, and all the others married soon after
the poet had abtaincd his "jewel." Time roll
ed on, and the rival beauties became mothers,
and some of them ultimately grandmothers
"thus runs the world away." In 1850, only two
of the famous "belles" (for the simple and some
what rude lines of Eurns have been fame and
will be poetic immortality to them,) remained
in the land of the living. These were, Mrs.
Candish r.nd Mrs. Taterson the latter, eh
whose death we have jast recorded. So out of
the fix belles alluded to, but one, Mrs. Candish,
now remains "to tell the tale."
E?3uNot long since one cf the lenrne J coun
sel in a small suit deemed it necessary to ehak
the testimony of a Samuel Buttcrworth, by im
pugning his veracity. A witness wai called t
"Do you know Samuel Butterworth !"
" IT'hat is Butterworth !'
"Two and tenpencc a pound, though onj
folks have paid as high at three eliillings."
iSyThe editor of a western pnper harirg
lent his axe to cne of his subscribers, the bor
rower unfortunately broke off the handle. On
returning it he sud: "You can easily get it
"Yes," replied the editor, "but it will cost at
least a quarter."
"Well," rejoined the borrower, 'if you ain't
rather small for an editor; here's the quarter,
but I'll thank you to stop my paper at once."
A recent writer asserts that the less a
man knows, the wider be carries his mouth o
den. He says: "It is ts impossible for n ig
noramus to keep his jaws closed, as it if for &
sick oyster to keep his shell out"
Here I'ize, and Kakes aud Bier I 11
And Oistcrs stood and in the shell,
And Fried Wun tew for them that chews.
And With dispatch blacks butes and shewe.
KfTA chemist in New York, not long since,
analysed a bottle of imported champagne, gold,
as pure, and founi In it a quarter cf an out
of rugar of lead.
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