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From the Knickerbocker Magazine.
DEAL GEXTLT WITH MY MOTI1ET,
BT HENRY C'LAT PREUhS. '
. Deal gently with my Mother, World !
Her dhys are in the yxllow leaf.
And time with her is growing brief ;
She is not now what she hath been :
Her eye hath lost its glowing sheen ;
The rose is faded from her check.
And life's dark stream grows faint and weak ;
The forms which walked with her of yore
Come back again, oh, nevermore !
Deal gently with my Mother, "World!
I was not favored by thee. World !
Oh, life was dark, e'en from my birth,
And I have tried long of earth ;
But now I know mine hour is come,
And I shall soon be going home:
I foci the death-damps on my brow.
But, WorldI do not blame thee now I
Though thou hast lieen unkind to me,
I cast no harsh reproach on thee !
My boyish dreams have passed away ;
But with my dying breath I pray.
Deal gently with my Mother, World.
Spare her in 3-otir sorrows, World ;
I was her favorite, darling boy ;
Her earthly hope, her spirit's joy.
God only knows I loved her well
. How much, no language can tell.
But I am fallen in my prime,
As leaves in early summer-time,
And when my soul shall leave its clay,
Her last fond hope will pass away :
Then, In mytteep despondency,
This 'dying boon I crave of the:
Deal gently with my Mother, World !
OR, Ml'RDEK WILL Otf.
. Some forty or fifty years ago there lay at an-
chor in a lonely, nnfrequentedbay or inlet on the
west coast of Africa, a vessel of small size, and of
British build. She was a trader, and her pur
pose in visiting the Africa coast was to open a
traffic with the natives, for whatever produce
could be obtained in tho tray of barter, for a. va
rious and extensive assortment of European goods
with which she was provided.
The little vessel had been at anchor in the bay
alluded to for three days, and the deep darkness
of an African night had gathered around her for
the third time since she had entered it. Two
seamen kept watch on deck. At least, two were
tn deck for that purpose ; but one of theua, over
powered by the oppressive heat and closeness of
the atmosphere, had fallen asleep on a coil of ca
ble that lay in the fore part of the vessel, near
the windlass. The other man was leaning list
lessly over the stern, humming a song, and ga
zing on the brilliant phosphorescent streams of
light that were, ever and anon, shooting through
the dark abyss of waters beneath. All at once
the man's ear caught the dull cautious sound of
a muffled oar. He sprang up in alarm from his
- recumbent position ; for neither he, nor any one
in the vessel, was aware of any sliip being near
them from wliich a boat could have come. Again
he listened, and, after an interval, again he heard
the flat, stealthy sound of the muffled oar, which
now appeared to be close at hand.
His alarm increasing, the man, after straining
his eyes for a second or two, in a vain endeavor
to penetrate the profound darkness around, find
ohtain a p-limnai of the obiect of his suspicion, if
j ., -
not his fears, rushed to the companion-way, and
called down to the captain to come quickly on
deck, its there was a strange boat approaching.
Ere the sentence was out of his mouth, however,
the boat he alluded to was alongside, and in the
next instant twelve or sixteen armed men, each
carrying a naked cutlass in his hand, had thrown
themselves a the deck, and rushing aft with
loud shouts and yells, attacked and instantly de
spatched both the unfortunate seamen who had
first given the alarm, and the captain of the ves
sel, who in his shirt and trowsers, had just gain
ed the fck as his murderers reached the companion-
This done, the ruffians, leaving a strong
party to keep watch on deck, hurried down be
low ,anl pat every one whom they found there to
death. They then assembled in the cabin, and
having forced some lockers, took thence a num
ber of bottles containing various kind of liquor,
and began regaling themselves with their con
tents, which cliiefly consisted of wines and spir
its, which they quaffed largely, and with many
a ribald jest and boisterous laugh.
TTo may here pause a moment to describe the
ruffian crew who now; crowded the cabin of the
little trader. They were all reckless and despe
rate looking men ; bare-throated, large-whiskered,
and deeply browned by the burning suns of
the trophies. They were all armed to the teeth;
each having a brace of pistols and a large knife
or dagger stuck in his belt, besides a sheathlcss
Cutlass, which, when not in action, he carried
tucked under his' arm, the bare blade projecting
far behind, ; while the, hilt just appeared in
front. : ; ' ' ' '
Amongst these ruffians was one of somewhat
milder aspect and more refined manners than the
rt. Be was a young man, extremely hand
some in person, and of a very prepossessing coun
tenance. As is often the case, however, this person's
character sadly belied his looks. For notwith
standing these external signs, or promises of a
better nature, he was in no respect less wicked.
in no degree less inhuman than the most ferocious
of those by whom he was surrounded. Indeed, I followed the same profession, but who had been f .but l s see it, .Margaret, he said, for it was
by none of them had his deeds of blood on this I lost at sea, it had never been ascertained exactly with hv this conversation took place, and I will
dreadful night been equalled, two-thirds of all j how. He had been captain and principal owner ( iiud yoi another that shall be no subject of im
those killed in the vessel, including her unfortu- ! of the ves-el he sailed in the Minerva, of Fair- pertirwnt inquiry and remark."
nate master, having perished by his individual t haven which never returned from the voyage MifS Evandalc now informed hiin that her
hand. This young man was the captain or lea- j on whfch she last proceeded. Nor had any thing i friendMary Walters had entreated to be allowed
der of this band of murderers, who, it need j ever since been heard of either the vessel herself, j to keep the locket till she had made the inquiries
scarcely be added, were also pirates, and of the j or of any of her unfortunate crew. Little wonder j which. he had just answered, but promised that
worst and most desperate character. " ''
Having refreshed themselves, the ruffians pro
ceeded to rifle the cabin of the little trader, in
which they found a good deal of money and val
uables of various kinds. Thus employing them-
selves, the night wore away, and when' morning
dawned, its light revealed a low, black, mischic-
vous-looking schooner, with masts raking know -
ingly abaft, rounded the bluff point in which the
land on the southern side terminated. It was
the' pirate vessel to which the boat belonged
that had boarded and captured the little tra-
Aware of the success of her boat's crew, sho
was now coming up to take on board the plun-
der the latter had secured. j gruous associations, however, are far from being , passedaito other hands into hands that would
In less than half an hour she was alongside j uncommon, and may serve a wise purpose in the j not relpse their hold of it till more satisfactory
the ill-fated vessel, when the pirates commcuccd j correcting improving of each other. j csplauiion were given regarding it than thoe
removing the cargo from their prize into the j In the meanwhile time passed on. The pa-j Captai Stanley had yet vouchsafed,
schooner, together with every thing useful or val-! tient was now convalescent, and could walk ! Manj Walters had mentioned the cstraordi
uable on which they could lay their hands. i without the aid of crutch or slick. Still he con- nary cifumsiance of the locket to a Mr. Eccles-
Night closed this busy and guilty day with the ! tinned an inmate of Mrs. Evandale's cottage, and ! ford, w o chanced few minutes after Miss Evan
pirates, and when a new sun arose on tho lonely exhibited no signs of an intention to have it. ! dale ha left her
African bay.no vessel was to Le seen floating on j A short time longer and the mystery, such as j This gentleman, was an intimate friend ofths
its bosom. It was deserted. The pirates had, ! it was. at any rate, was explained. Captain ; family, tad bc-cn part proprietor of the unfortu
duringthe darkness of night, scuttled and sunk ' Stanley formally proposscd fur the hand of Mar- ' nate vc sel commanded by young Evandale, and
their prize, with the bodies of her murdered crew, ' garet Evandale. An old fiivud cf the ftirvtily was j joint aenturcr with him in the trading specu
and had themselves put to sea, in order to get as consulted cn the occasion. He saw no reason io j lation oi which he had gone to the west coast of
fast and as far away as possible from the scene j doubt, he said, the Captain's respectability, and Afric-for it was to that quarter of the world
of their guilt. ' still less to question the independence of his cir- ; he had sailed, and it was there he had met his
It was about twelve years after the occurrence cumstances, and the conrtquence of these opin- i fate, tvjiatever that fate was.
of this tragedy, that the stage coach (it was then ! ions was the favorable reception of Stanley's suit. ; NoiV,jit so happened that Mr. Ecclesford had,
tiie only one) that passed through Newarton, m ; A day was fixed for the celebration of the wed- : two or firce days previously, read in the London
the south of Scotland, capsized at an abrupt turn j ding. Three days previously the bridegroom papers a account of the trial thereof two seamen
of the road, about a mile and a half west of the ! preenUd the bride elect with a massive gold for pirav, and of the confession of one of them,
village named, whereby several of the passengers locket, set round with brilliants, and of singular- j after ha'ing received sentence of death, of having
were more or less injured. ' ly exquisite workmanship ; one side containing been cocerncd ina piracy on the coast of Afrca,
Amongst the sufferers on the occasion above j his own portrait done in miniature on a small ! on n hici ocasion the whole crew had been mur
alluded to, was a gentleman aa outside passen- I ivory plate, the other containing a lock of his , dered al the vessel sunk.
ger, who was so seriously injured that he had to j own and of Margaret Evandale's hair, ntatly in- From the description given in this account of
be carried to the nearest house. This was a neat J terwoven into small diamoiid.ihapod plaits. j the unfortunate ship, of the place where, and
little cottage of the better class, with slate roof, j Proud of tho love token, Mptoivt hastwieH fo i iJ1eiij-lM-Ab.e.lre-"4r J"--4 v1" - Mr.
small ornamental garden in front, and enclosed ; show it to her friend MaryWalters.who was to be j Ecclesford had no doubt that the vessel spoken
with a neat iron railing. It was the residence of ' her bridesmaid. Mary was a tall, gentle, pen- j of was the Minerva, and that the mystery in
a Mrs. Evandale, a widow lady of decent, though : sive-looking young woman of about eight or nine j which her fate had been so long shrouded, was
not affluent circumstances, and her daughter, a ; and twenty. Her countenance was beautiful at lenth dispelled.
very pretty young woman of about six and twen
ty j-ears of age.
Being of a kind and licncvclent disposition,
Mrs. Evandale eagerly opened her door to admit
the disabled stranger, who was carried by some
countrymen, who had witnessed the accident perishe d along with her- Mary had been betroth- ; From regaril to the feelings of the friends and
from a field in which they happened at the mo- i td Capt. Evandale, Margaret's brother, and they i relations of young Evandale, Mr. Ecclesford had
ment to be working. ' were to have Wen married on his return from j not mentioned to them his suspicions of the fate
The wounded man having bM-n carefully laid ' the fatal voyttgc wliich he h?A been destined nev- f the la'fer, thinking that the doing so would
on a couch, a messenger was instantly dnspatch- j cr to complete. , only giten necellcss pain.
el for a medical man. j On the locket leing put into Mary Walters' i The rory of the locket, however, had given a
Feir several weeks he lay in a very precarious hand, she started, grew pale as a corpse, and, new turn to the affair, and such a one as deter
state, but a robust constitution and skillful nud- sinking into a chair, asked her freind, in a faint mined llr. Ecclesford to follow out certain sus-
ical aid finally triumphed. ami he !egan gradual
ly, though slowly, to recover. A fractureeilimb,
however, kept him confined to Ix-d, and threat
ened to do so for some time to come.
It was at the end of about ten dr-s after he
had been brought to Mrs. Evandale's, and when
he first began to rally, that the stranger sent for
his kind hostess, and, after aologizing in a
rough and blunt sort of way for the trouble he
had given her, insisted on her accepting five
guineas, and agreeing to take further rsmuncra-
tion for whatever longer time his injuries might
compel him to continue an inmate of her house,
This was the first time Mrs. Evandale had had
a proper view of her lodger, and the opportunity
enabled her to perceive that he was a fine looking
man, of swarthy complexion, and having alto- sure often induced by intense feeling; " that ; seen orhe aid of.
gether the appearance of one who hael seen much j locket was my last gift to your brother. I gave ! Ten 3ay3 auer, the apprehension in Liverpool,
of the world, and had been exposed to many j it to him on the day he left this to proceed cn ; by a ccuple of Bow street officers, of a netcd
climes. His age seemed to be about fortj-. ! his last fatal voyage. ' I know it well, although pirate captain who had committed seme dreadful
Six weeks after, tho stranger was still an in- j the original portrait has bocn removed and an- I murder, was announced in the paper. This cap
mate of Mrs. Evandale's. lie was now rapidly ! other put in its place. It was brought from In-j tain was Stanley. He was subsequent 'j-""??"1'0
approaching entire convalescence, although still j dia by my father, who bought it of a soldier who I trial, when the deposition of his cnmpanicns in
unable to walk without the aid of Crutches. had been at the takingofScringapatan'i, where he : guilt, who had been previously executed, an
n.iriT.rth;mrind. a'derreo of intimacv "had tnttt aomilvtnim-ivin-tW- trur-crlftam.i . 1 otiier -mvmvc wnien l,-a lvti mustered against
taken place between him and Mrs. Evandale and
her daughter, which had placed them on a com
paratively familiar footing with each other, and
it was when this understandinghad grown up be
tween the parties, that the stranger gave, for the
first time, something like a history of himself.
His name this, however, he had mentioned be
fore was Stanley, William Stanley. His profes
sion, the sea ; which he said he had followed since
he was a boy. That, latterly, he had had the
command of a large American ship, trading be
tween Boston and Canton in China. That hav
1ns realized an independency in that employment
he had now come to his ' native country, from
which he had been absent for five and twenty
years, to spend the remainder of his days in the
quiet enjoyment of the fortune he had acqui
red. -" He told, too, of the wondrous sights he had
seen, and Othello-like, of the dangers he had pas
sed ; and another Desdemona was won by the
stirring tales. ' '
Margaret Evandale gazed on the manly form
of the seaman, and listened to his stories of sav
age lands, of wild adventure : to his thrilling des
criptions of the mighty tempests that career over
the face of the great deep, heaving the ponderous
billows to the sky, and tossing the huge ship to
and fro, as if it were the plaything of a child,
till her admiration of the bold and daring spirit
bv which these srenous had been braved, had pas-
sed into a deep and intense love. '.'
The knowledge that their iumate was, or had
been, a seaman, gave him an additional interest
in the eyes of both Margaret Evan'daTe and her
mother, for they had a near and dear relative, a
sou to the one. and brother to the other, who had
was it, then, that the widow's heart should warm
to Capt. Stanley, who so strongly reminded her j " Ny, curse it ; get it back instantly, Mar
of her long lost and most beloved son. Little j garcl,'bxclaiined Captain Stanley impatiently,
wonder that Margaret Evandalc should associate! and ink state of pertubation and excitement,
with this person the tenderest recollections of an which jliss Evandale was greatly at a loss to
! adored brother, and should thus rivet the attach-
; ment she had formed for him on other grounds.
i In as far, too, as his bold and boisterous na-
1 ture would admit, did Capt. Stanley, in turn, be-
' come attached to -Margaret Evandale, Yet it
; was odd that such an attachment should have
; sprung up between them, for they were of the
j most opposite tempers and dispositions imagina -
! ble Margaret being gentle and timid, Stanley
1 fierce and impetuous. Such apparently incon-
though pale and sad, and she always wore deep
mourning. Fhe had done so for the last eight or
ten 3-cars ever since it became certain that the
Minerva must have been lost, and that her com-
mander and his unfoptunate crew must all have
and almost inaudible voice, if the knew where picions which it had excited. He in short, sus
Captain Stanley had fallen in with it. Margaret ; peeled, and very Strongly, that Mrs. Evandale's
Evandale, in great surprise at her f rind's enio- inmate was no other than the murderer cf her
tion, replied that she did not ; but supposed he son. the murderer of Margart Evandale's brother,
must have bought it. i and of Hary Walters' lover the captain of the
i " No, no, Margaret, he could not ; at least, I
; think he could not," said Mary Walters. " He
j who owned it would not have parted with it for
i money no, not for all the world's wealth ; and
; how it should have been rescued from the depths
j of the ocean, 1 cannot conceive."
j' " Mary, dear, what do you mean ?" inquired
j Margaret foajfully, thinking hef'friend had lost
; her re ason.
"III tell you what I mean. Margaret," said
Majy Walters, wuh that semblance of compo-
It ,is of lnel:a manuiaciure : ami h miner prou , nun, inciuuuig uwia, mc puumsi,
were wanting to establish its identity, I shall fniel j secured his conviction, and ne suffered at the
it here." And opening the locket with a facility j usual place of execution in London, for criminals
that showed a perfect familiarity with its media- j of his elescriptioh-
nism, she raised the potrait it contained with the j It remains only to lie added that this resultf
point of her scissors, and pointing to a small cir- j this retributive justice, had been brought about
clc filled up with intricate lines, which were en-1 by the activity of Mr. Ecclesford, who immedi
graved in the centre of the thin plate of gold that j ately after obtaining possession of the locket put
divided the locket into two compartments, said, ' himself in correspondence with the office in Bow
"Here it is. These apparently unmeaning lines j street, when the case was promptly taken up,
from the initials of your brother's name and mine j and, as we have seen, efficiently followed out.
R. E. (Robert Evandale.) and M. W. (Mary j On Miss Evandale, the effect of this unfotunate
Walters.) They were engraved by a friend of j affair was, for a time, sufficiently distressing;
mine, and made purposely intricate, that they j but in escaping the dreadful fate of being united
might not be too readily made out. But I can j to the murderer of her bother, she found a con
trace them exactly." And to Margaret Evan- j eolation which amply compensated the tempo
dale's unutterable surprise, she did so with the I rary pain of a disappointed attachment, had not,
point of a needle, bringing regularity out of appa- j perhaps, been very deeply Stated. And her
rent confusion, and . making the letters appear i good sense taught her to appreciate the kind
quite distinct. 1 Providence which had saved her from so unhap-
Mary Walters now entreated her friend to in-
quire of Captain Stanly without a moment s de
lay where he had purchased the locket, and de
siring at the same time, leave to retain posses
sion of it until some account of it was obtained.
On being asked regarding the trinket, Captain
Stanley evinced a gooel deal of surprise, aud not
a little discomposure. It was, indeed, some sec
onds before he could make any answer at all.
At length he said, with an off-hand air of indiffer-
ence,: which it was evident he did not in reality
j . " ""liy, what's all tlu's about a locket ? Do
j they suppose I stole it, eh ? I bought it from a
Jew i London, and that's all I can tell about it.
i Bought it and paid for it. A good round sum
; too. 'I needn't say how much ; and I won't.
j she wiild bring it to him in the afternoon.
j- undei'and. " Run for it, likea good girl. Come,
! now, 10, and 1 11 give you something ten times
j It wf not this promise, but a desire to oblige
, Captaii Stanley, that induced Miss Evandale
j insta'lj to throw on her bonnet and shawl and
j. hasten,' back to Mary Walters, to request the
f locket yom her. Two hours had not elapsed
j since tip latter had obtained possession of it;
j yet shutame too late. The locket had already
In hif confession the doomed wretch stated
j also thit the captain of the pirate ship, whose
person he minutely described, was, he had reason
; to believe, in Britain, though he knew not
j where. 1
; private by which the bnerva had been plundered
! and suik.
Undr this suspicion he refused, mildly indeed,
but determinedly, to give up the locket which
' Miss Walters had put in his hands, although
j without assigning any reason for his conduct,
1 which he said would shortly be explained,
On the day following. Captain Stanley, to
; whom the circumstance of the detention of the
locket ly Mr. Ecclesford had leen mentioned,
suddenly disappeared, end was no where to be
i py a connexion
tjy C. Foster's bay Gelding won & purse cf
54000 yesterday, in a match against time, hav
ing accomplished one hundred miles in eight
hours, fifty-five minutes and fifty-three seconds.
The time limited was nine hours.
7The Canal is in fine navigable order, and
the Forwarding lines are shipping goods with
great dispatch. . .
A Trio of Longbows. j The Teacher Taught.
Some of our " river men" arc not slow coaches ' In my early years I attend the.public school at
in telling long yarns. During these low times, ; P.oxbury, Massachusetts. Dr. Nathaniel Preo
the river folks have but little to do else than sam- ; tic was our respected teacher ; but his patience
pie fluids and solids, whittle, smoke, and spin ' et times would get the better of him, and gt
yarns. About a dozen of well known river cap- j nearly exhausted by the infraction of the school
tains, pilots, etc.. congregated in t'other ; rules by the scholars. On one occasion in a very
day, when one led off with saying j wrathy" way, he threatened (without much
" Capt. Mac, thundering cwl morning." j ticking perhftpfs of rule he was establishing) t
. " Cool," says Mac, don't begin to be. Why ; punish with six blows of a heavy ferule, the
boys I've seen the weather so cool up the Mis- j first boy detected in whispering, and appointed
souri, that when I 'and Bob Graham got into a ' some of the scholars as detectors, Not longaf
"skitT to cross the river, a north wind swepl Cown i tor, n of these detectors shouted out :
stream, and the water began to chill. i Master ! Jonny Zeigler is a-wbispering !"
" Pull," says I, Bob stick in your paddles it's j Jonny was called up. and asked if it waa a,
going to freeze." j fact. He was a good boy, by the way, and a ft-
" 'Tis freezing," says Bob. j vorite both with the mas'er and with the school.
' Pull,' says I, and the ice began to get thick : " Is it trie ?" asked the teacher, did you
as window glass, before we got ten yard out in ' whisper ?"
the river. j Yes," answered John, -I did : but I was not
" Pull," says I, " Bob." : aware what I was about when I did it. I was
" But. Lord a massy, boys, before we got ten j working out a sum, and requested the boy next
rods further, the ice was thick as a beef steak, J to me to reach me the arithmetic that contained
and though Boband I kept breaking the ice and j the rule I wished to see."
pushing the boat, it got so thick ahead of us, j The Doctor regretted his hasty threat ; but at
that we dropt the skiff; she was frozen in. We the same time, told John he could not suffer him
got out on the ice and run like , to get J to escape the stated punishment, and continued :
ashore, before we froze to death." j " I wish I could avoid it, but I cannot, with-
" Not so very cold, that warn't nuther." says j out a forfeiture cf my own word, and the conse
a weather beaten pilot. Now there's Jimmy J quent loss of my authority. I will leave it," ho
Oilfillian and I, once were driving a flock of sheep i adddd, " to any three of the scholars whom you
across a big praine, near the Illinois river ; about j maJ chose, to say whether not I shall omit the
the time we got halfway across the prairie, one j punishment."
of them north winds swept down upon us, the John said he would agree to that, and imme
sheep huddled together, we found we were about j b'ately called out G. S-, T. I)., andD. P. The
to freeze, so we takes to our feet and run about doctor told them to return a verdict, which, af
two miles to a woods, where we started a fire, j ter a liuIe consultation, they did as follows ;
aud laid up for the night. It was awful cool. ! " The Master's rules must be observed must
aud a foller would roast e.ne side to the fire and j be c!'t inviolate. John must receive the threat
freeze t'other. Well, sirs, next morning we goes j f'ncd puni.-hment of six blows of the ferula ; but
out to the sb. ep ; they were all huddled togeth- , lt ,,,ust be inflicted on volunteer proxies ; and we
er ; we conin.euced starting them up, but none ; tlie arbitrators will share the punishment, by ro
of 'em would move, and by thunder and Goliah. ! cciving ourselves two blows each !"
we found 'em all dc&dfiozrn together, ell in a j Jn. who listent-d to the verdict, stepped
Irrt-) " i up to the Doctor, and with out-stretched hands
" That sheep story," said a well known river j exclaimed :
man I,., i : h a Ai rk-ki.i f.- was trivimr the tin- "Here is my hand; they shan't receive a
i ishinsr touches to a white nine doluhin. "is some: I
j G .
j it is cold mi the prairies now and then ; but I can
I tell you of a coed snap I once knew, in the dead
i of summer time, out in Shelby, Kentucky."
" Cool snap in the dead of summer ?" said one
of the slightly incredulous.
" Why j es ; you see we were out harvesting ;
the frogs were mighlly thick around there, and it
came on to freeze and blow so in tert minutes
lUt t.Ktt grmd got laMtl a you 8cfl it in
the middle 'of winter. Well, the frogs were so
suddenly took by the Cold snap, that they were
frozen in the mud afore they could get theirheads
under, and we walked over an acre lot and kick-
ed off the heads of more than ten thousand frogs
frozen in that war."
A bystander volunteered to treat the etrowd
he did it and sloped.
A Legal Axecoote. The following anecdote
used to be related by the H.n. Jeremiah
Mason of New Hampshire, and it is said to have
eccurred at Portsmouth
" There is a well known custom prevailing in j
our Criminal Courts of assigning counsel to such !
prisoners as have ro ene to defend tliem. On
one occasie.n, the Court finding a man accused of
theft, and without counsel, said to a wag of a
lawyer, who was present, Mr. -, please
withdraw with the prisoner, confer with him and
give him such counsel as may be best for his in
terests. The lawyer and client withdrew, and
in fifteen minutes the lawyer returned into Court
alone. " Where is the prisoner '" asked the
Court. " He has gone ; your Honor told van to
give him the best advice I could for his interest ;
and as he said he was guilty, I thought the best
counsel I could him give was to cut and run,
which he took at once.
! EsEneir. See ! how that fellow works! No
i obs acle is too great for him to surmount, no
j ocean too wide for hint to leap ; no mountain
j too high for him to scale. He will make a stir in
; the World and no tr.ista'tc. Such are the men
; who build our railroads, dig up the mountains in
j California and enrich the world. There is noth
I ins gained bv idleness .! h. This is a
' world cf action and to make money, gain a repu
: tation and exert a happy influence. Msu must
; be active, persevering, and energetic. They
Lmust not quail at, hadows run fi-oin lions, or at-
. . A A ti,.tirnTno- Ci fr.rwftrd 7ffll-
, . . f e a 4' - -m
ouslv in what ever vou undertake, and we wnl
. , , . ,v...i. i;r r k..
risk you any where and through life. Men wheil
, . , -i 1 . .1. . ,v. !
faint and quail, are a laughing stock to angels,
', devils, and true men.
ZZp A respectable looking old gentleman who
said he hailed from the West, and who was pal
baUy " cupped in the head," caliedat the Frank
lin a few nights since, and requested one of the
clerks to take charge of his money.
" The fact is," says he, " I met a number of
old friends soon after I landed here that is they
all remember me though I don't them aud we
have got on a hit of a Spree, and I don't know
but I might lose my money."
The clerk took his wallet and reckoned up the
contents, wliich amounted to nearly f 500. put it
away, and the old fellow went back to his friends.
The next morning he returned claimed his pile
saying he had a glorious time w ilhout spending
a cent. That old chap is up to pulverized nar
To see a wasp-waisted young lady in ring
lets and an abundance of flounces, gracefully sail
to the head of the table and with a voice as an
gelic as a tenor flute, call to the waiter for a
plate of cold pork md beans, 'I nvt trying
thing romance can encounter.
blow. I will take the punishment."
The Doctor, under pretence of wiping his face,
shiehlcd his eyes, and telling the hoys to go to
I their seats, said he " weuld think of it."
! He e'icf think of it to his dyir.g day ; but the
punishmeni was never inflicted.
17" The rhilculdphia Bulletin has the f .Mow
ing jett iVesyrit upon Sontag's nw honors in Vir
ginia: -"Oh, Carry Me Back! When Sontag, tho
singer, married a Count, to the despair of a regi
ment of other suitors, including the celebrated
Count Monday, so called because he invetcrately
followed Sunday, (Sontag,) she was still far from
! the summit of her fame. When she was courted
and caressed in all the European capitals, honor-
1 ed by Kings aid Emperors, and petted by Queens
1 and Empresses, she was still remote from the
acme of her glory. It was reseu-ved for the Statu
j of Virginia to crown her with her highest honor,
1 1 and, accorelingly. the has just been elected alifo
member of the Virginia Agricultural Society 1 A
Souiag Prize ' of S100, has been endowed by
her donation, and it was contended for at a grand
plowing match, where the chivalry of F. F. V.'s
entered the lists to compete for the purse honor
ed with her gold and Ler name, while the Count
ess herself was present to give her countenance
to the knights of the plow's tail, and reward tho
victor x ith one of her best stage smiles. Truly
this is one of Ihs drollest of ovations ever offered
to an artisu Henceforward, Madame Sontag
must be associated, in the American mind, with
plowing matches, the tobacco crop, the last sales
of Gallego flour, the price of guano, and other in
teresting ideas connected with agriculture in
Virginia, and Carry me back to Old Virginny
must be added to her repertoire."
Do as I Do. A well known fast man recently
entered the Astor " Exchange," wh'Te he sel
dom fails to meet about twe'ntj' fiends ia the
" smiling" hours. With his usual he-artinos, ho
called up the ompany, who. nothing loath, at
o:cc " faN d the counter." " You must all do as
i I do," said the liberal friend. " 0!i, certainly
J of cour.-e," was the unanimous reply. " What
J is vours going to 1 f " " I shall take pure bran
j dy," was his reply. And they all called for P.
B. After drinking the ag laid down lus shil
; ling 011 the counter and immediately retired.
whispering in a soft, persuasive tone, " do as I
do, gentlemen !" The party looked at one an-
oiher with a comic stare, until one, who finally
. ' . . .
fot the force or the idea creeping powtrtully
, . , r . ,
throuch his hair, exclaimed, sold by Ihutiatr.
, m.m ' -
Keen Retoet. A minister travling where the
real was difficult to f nd, requested a man by the
j wavsj,je to direct him, naming the place where
he wished to go.
" Well," said the hedger and ditche r, keep
tn just as you are going about a mile and a half;
there at the cross roads you will see a minister,
who w ill direet you to the left a couple of miles,
and there at the fork of the road is another min
ister, who will direct you to the right about
three miles, so on at every fork and crs of the
road, is a minister to tell you which road to
" Ah," says the parson, " why do you call
them ministers ?
" Why," says the other, " those things which
stands up at the croJ and forks of the roal with
something like a hand on thcro."
" Finger boards, you men," says the precher,
why do yon call them ministers ?"
" Because they are always pointing the way
to ether peoj !e, and never go themselves."
jTbere are rumors of an outbreak in Cabt.
butlt will cot amount to mvrh. If it tbrJ-J nr
rdrs Ehall be informed.