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A corv OP VERSES.
See us, stripp'd of lanee and sabre,
With our uniforms, too, gone,
Here a-w orking at hard labour,
With our prison dresses on.
Look, our hair is cropp'd like stubble.
Our moustaches they have shorn.
You behold us here in trouble,
1 Doomed lo toil, and shame, and scorn t
Here's a plight forcarck young Lancers!
Here's a state for fust Hussars)
"Serve you right," the public answers,
Smiling through our prison barsj
"Earnad full richly your disgrace is;
Well it suits such brutes as you."
Throwing eggs in people's faces
What you see has brought us to.
Second prize story from Sartain's Magazine.
THE OLD OWLof the ABBEY.
II V THE REV. JAMES A II HOT, Sl'oiLL ( OI.LECE,
Or nil lhe sad relios or the dark ages still to
le found in England, '.lie Game laws are the
worst ; because, of all the aourcea of crime,
they are the most prolific Other remnants of
the Feudal Tenure are frequently lo be met
with in the laws and institutions of that highly
rivilizad and Christian country. And although
r ... .,f . natura and character ao
.i.iin..nll. a. (.. lead one to wonder at their ab-
surdity, and lo laugh at their fully ; yet they all
like have ft natural lenuency iu orit.ii mu
grade the middle and lower classes. And as
these classes constitute, in every community,
the great bulk of the people, the evil is the mote
widely extended, and the more generally fell.
Thie tendency may justly be ascribed to the as
sumption of power, upon which they are bssed,
to interfere with personal liberty and private
property, no matter to how insignificant point
tuch power, in thie age ef lhe "march of intel
lent." mav have been reduced; if even confined
to the exaction of homage, or in Deodand, the
principle is the same. The power exists, and
the degrading effects of its banslul Inlluence,
even under the mildest mode of its exeroise
is felt, and may be distinctly traced, in every
town and hamlet throughout the whole length
and breadth of the land.
If tuch remarks ean justly be made upon the
general bearing and tendency nf lhe Feudal
Tenure, when thus considered, only in its mi
nor details, the following tale, alas I too true,
will go far to show, how much more pertinently
they will apply to its demoralising and iniqui
tous offspring, the Game-laws.
In beautiful end aequestered valley, sur
rounded by barren and precipitous erags, or
heath-civered hills, with here and there a tuft
of eopsewood fringing the dark and rugged bed
of ft nsmeless mountain stream, the crumbling
ruins of one of the most magnificent establish
ments of monkish power and pride in the north
of England, may be seen even lo thia very day.
The great western tower vf lhe old church
of Shap Abbey, which is still nearly entire, is
II that has survived the ravages of time, and
the fierce end more destructive rage of blind
nd indiaoriminating fanaticism.
In its present ruinous condition, there it
atanda. aa if in croud defiance of the fell de
stroyer's further efforts, moment of pictur
. is 1 1 .1
1 . ...llal .annftinilv
.que granoeur ....... -;j"7
when oonirasieo will! me run. "u uo.ui..i" -
i.. h... m.,ri., ih. fair face of lhe ereen val-
ley, or with the wild and roraautio scenery
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Neither Kirkslall nor Uownest Abbey, si
though much more ..ten.lv. ruin., bec.uj. In
eaoh of them con.iderabl. portion of Ih. uody
of lhe church elill remain., oan wen oe .aid 13
'nradaml." from "Dr-us, iod :and dais," lo l.
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or u (he lord of Hi. manor, hi. .eiiiu'f nlsllvo 1:).
r.meH Hi. deaili of a human urtns. I setiieiiiner
rUr.; r.".:, .
utwu i -2"y
l in. lu.ln. oui 111 amy m..i p'
lail, nt His bum foi ciui4il s ctilkl 10 tsili : !
bo superior lo Ihis, either in point of erchiteo
tural design, or in beauty of finish, or even in
;inagnilude, if we may judge from the tracee of
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vurrc.uiiuiii fumuii. w. n mwii n.v viiii iu
My Isle, however, has hllle or no connexion
with lhis anc e.,1 Abbey, lurlner I mn thai the
scene of Ha lies wiihin'.he manor that belonged
to it in the palmy days ol iti original power
and splendor. Die boundary ol hie manor is I
Lolnemni, vaguely and cnriouslv defined in the
royal charter under wliicn H was hrlL, enny
. . . . . . . .
joS which has been preserved and handed down
.to tii. Acourding to Una singular document,
its limits extended as fnr aa the great bell of
tlus very tower, that yet remains, would be
heard. And though the bell lice long since
ceased to toll, other landmarks, of a less du
bious and indefinite character, have been cslnb
lished, and manorial rights over Ihis immense
tract of land have fullan into the profane hands
of the heretic, who treats with utter neglect the
precincts ol this once holy sanctuary.
The little brook, already mentioned, wiucli
generally, in soothing murmurs, like soft lousio,
windt He devious way llirougii llie intricate
mazes ol the fantastically shaped rocks, now
hiding snd anon obstructing its sparkling cur
rent, on the melting of the snows upon the
mountain aides, or after heavy rains, changes
its character into boisterous and uncontrolla
ble torrent that
"Boils, and wheels, and foam., and thunders through."
On such occasions, the ford across this brook,
a few miles lower down, at a place called Rose
gill, becomes not only difficult, but dangerous,
unless particular attention be paid to the exact
path along smooth ledge ol limestone rocks
s even as a cut atone pavement ; suoh caution
is the more oecesssry.as this stratum dips up the
stream at considerable angle with the horizon,
o that when the water is in the turbulent state
I have mentioned, the slightest deviation in that
direction would carry a horse beyond its depth
while on the other hand, tins ledge is abrupt
ly broken off. forming the verge of fearful
cataract, down which any benighted traveller,
unfortunate enough to pass so near tl.e "force,"
as it is emphatically termed in the locality, as lo
be caught within its sweeping influence, is
hurled down to immediate and remediless de
struction. The ford was in this dangerous state one dark
and rather tempestuous night in the month of
October, IS , when Tom Smith, one of the
boldest and most resolute of Lord L 'a
game-keeper's, who had been more than ordi
narily active in apprehending poachers, left his
house to go over on horseback to an appointed
pliice of rendezvous, where a few friends of his,
as determined und resolute aa himself, had a
greed to meet him on the first tuspiciout look
ing night. The arrangement had been made for
the purpose of apprehei diiig, on the Alley
manor, one of the most desperate gangs of
poachers that had ever been known in all that
part ol the country.
"Beware of KosegiM Fold, Thomas," said
hia wife, aa he vaulted into his saddle at tho
door; "but you will see from Dobsou's shop
windows to get solely through.
"Yes, if they are lighted," said the 'keeper,'
carelessly, and to suolhe her fears, which he
saw were much excited, he then added, "1
would play at blind-man's buff in the middle of
it, if the 'force,' raged vti'h ten limes the fury
it dots to-night : this biting frvst has hushed
its roaring a little, or we should hear it more
distinctly." But he was addressing himself to
a heedless listener, for he had touched a chord
that thrilled with ninre fearful forebodings
throileh her trembline frame.
"The flood ia furious," she said lo him, and
her voice faltered aa she spoke ; "but oh I be
ware of those terrible Dobsons."
"Thry will have In beware of me," he re
plied, as his wife handed him his light fowling
piece, which he slung across his broad shoul
ders ; "they will have to beware of me; for, if
the rasoals are unearthed and the bait Fve
laid I think will have brought them out il will
be strange if the old fox and all his cubs should
regain their cover. And my name be Tom
Smith, but some on 'em shall have ft hard
scratch for ill"
His head was turned a little to one s ide as
he said ihis, ana engni nou oesoneneu not ...
ly the confidence he felt in his own prowess, in any other, but in ft desultory and disjointed
but the pleasure he anticipated in that night's j manner. But 1 must give specimen, partially
adventure ; it was indeed esteemed by him like divested of Ihe broad patois, unintelligible cx
life from lhe dead. cept in the locality which we have been descri-
'Good-night, sweetheart I" he added, in ft jblng.
more affectionate manner and ft kindlier tone, "Ned, did thou hear aught about the bluck
but not less gay withal, as far, at least, as met smith when thou look Hogshead's web home
the eye and the ear j "good night ! thy brother
and bis wife will help thee to beguile the lone
ly hours till midnight, and if I come not then,
wall no longer lor me, as is 1 quite unttiimii
when I shall return." And lie galloped on to
wards Rosegill Ford.
c 11 a r t e a ii.
It will be necessary for the full development
of my tale, that the leader should be made ac
quainted w ith the Dobsons already alluded to.
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These Lovsons, men, cuaii.ua i utu
msn and his wife, ihrte sons, and a san-in-law,
as one of the gang was called, in virtue of his
marriage with ft base-born daughter of the old
woman. What this last one's real name might
be I cannot tell. I never knew. It hardly,
however, could be Dobson; but al any rule, he
was always counted and considered as one of
. . 1 1 f , ,:.:. iiii ! These weie sotta vooe ejaculations, address
Their ostensible mode of obtaining liveli- , musings than to those .-
hood was by weaving the homespun of he ",,".
Ineiirbberhood.both into linen and
inu woolen cioins; .
lhe latter ol me very coarsest ue.ciipuun, u
ln nc, r :.. u,in ,aUel, ftoln U,e wiry
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fleece ol the fell-shesp. while lhe luriner waa
much finer, sometimes fit for the lawn sleeve. ;lephanl. of . menagerie go by, was fr BM.n
r . i .l,nn 'ed to death. He jumped back m frighf, ran,
ol uisnop. , , . , , , ... , ,1
Wliy, Pussy! what can tie silnnla .list se Has fnr'"
'(Kd an.,n.imi wiiii her
d'u'l krinw," sli ld; ""' ' wl11 do '"' ,ny '"w"
',,ee,;.,1;n ',,,. , . f. 11 r..r noiiiim ei.'
I ik,. u. l...w Hi dimly wife "l a haidwofkms riiriimr
-..i.k...l....l 1I1. nuilliur of Hi. Hi.iwa 01 ..alll.le
:."r Z, ,,;,. .r., ,i...rnndmi.iiic-. m i.n.d KiiMiLunuah. 1..111I
1 riiatwei'iiruf Bitttaadi r" "J:.,.r..",.tr.ui.
SS? a. eiinHii .1 of aTt-wir .fsuHiy es. ike
r i,.,,.,.. r iim Blale.
b'hil Honor. 01 me maw.
Their (hop, containing four or five loom.,
'stood upon Ihe very verse of the rivulet al
iready adverted to mure than once, a little above
II ill I.'.. .1 ... .
iiu.riu uru. r rum uu. .nop, ft uoor opened
upon rude loot-Undue, thrown across from a
rock jutting out into the bed of the river, near-
.ly hall-way Irom the opposite aide it wa. i
nothing more than the mall trunk of a tree,
fattened u litllo upon the upper aide.
i his bridge, although the only approach to it,
in one direction at least, was throuah Dubson'a
shop, and allhough culutructed oslensib v fur !
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jlhe benefit .of his bnsine.s. and the convenience
lol Ins employers, was freely open to all who
did hot aend their woof to his rivals. Il'how-
. miini uv iraue. lliev Were I
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also molo-catuhers by rrqMion,and the reader
guc wi:ai eise mey were uy prao-
hen, as always happened at ft particular
r weaving uiismess was
....v., m imiii inn aiiogcuicr, mry nau re-
couresto their calling, and made frequent and
distant excursions into the manors and parishes
which they had engaged to rid of these obnox-
ll was ulways in the night that they return
e i fr. ai these excursions, laden with the downy
spoils of Iheir underground enemy; rt rrrtVrn,
Sllnll. ! I.f H Ilia ..,,.il ..... ,!.,.
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given sometimes by the old man himself, of the
contents of Iheir well-atuffed wallets. He seem
ed anxious lo impress upon the minds of his
auditors on such occasions, the idea thai, with
me exception ol lew necessaries, under lhe
comprehensive and undefined tl talrta, those
said wallers were filled with mole skins. Vel
some ofDobsonVneighboiirs, ill natured ones
no doubt, would still persist in the belief that
these, ttcalrrat, comprised other things besides
these necessaries, and of much more value than
This rude and simple bridge was narlicuarlv
convenient on such occasions, the more especi
ally as the manors and parishes they were con
cerned with, were all situate nil the other side
of the brook. And it was even hinted bv
some thai il had been originally constructed
more lur secresy loan convenience.
On the evening alrea'ly mentioned, when
their daylight task was done, Dob.oii's shop
was lighted tip as usual, but the busy shuttle
was neglected, and at rest. And in its stead,
the scraping and scouring of screw gillie, i f
such cuuning and curious construction as lo be
capable of being converted, in moment, on sn
emergency, into ft harmless walking-cane, the
mending of neta and gins, the filling of slu t
bugs and pouder-huriis,8(c., bu.ily and cheerily
occupied all hands.
The old man, I ca'l him so, more to distin
guish him from the rest, thsu from his age, fur
ul the lime I am now alluding to, he was not
old nt least, he would not have been so es
teemed by any one whose locks had been thin
ned and blanched by the snows of sixty Win
ters ; the old man, then, to give an outline por
trait of him, was rather if anything below the
middle size, with arms and legs so dispropnr-
lionalely long ss to give him an air of defnrmi-
ly ; his luce was deeply pitted with the small-
pux, his forehead prominent and lowering j his
small, blue eyes, deeply sunk, with a eliglsl
sinister squint in one ul them ; his eyebrows
long and shaggy, and of a su::-brownd white,
and nearly meeting over his sharp and pointed;
nose; the colour ol Ins hair, and shapeless,
bushy whiskers, was ft firey red, slightly
sprinkled with gray, and altogether he was
about as perfect a persuuilicatinu of inordinate
conceit, deep, burning, depraved and remorse
less villany, as could well he imagined. Felun
was stamped upon his forehead : aud hia eons
were sn like him, that, with the exception of
a few wrinkles at.d the slight mixture of gray
with iheir carroty locks, the portrait might well
pass for theirs loo.
The old man was still the mainspring of the
aet. And it was his cunning, which in bis
own vain conceit he miscalled wisdom, that di
rected and managed the complicated affairs vf
He was seen, on this occasion, walking to
and fro with arms akiivbo, questioning one,
commanding another, while laying down on the
iilan of that niuhl's onnerations to all : not.
(however, in the order 1 have mentioned, nor
this morning, eh r and be winked knowingly
with one eve as he saw that this allusion lo the
keeper's name, ingenious as he thought it,
. "Ay, ay! 1 ! just overheard a whisper
meant for they own ear : a trap ! a trap 1"
"No P thou thinks they'll go, eh ?"
"Does that new scraper work well?"
"He'll hardly risk the ford to night anyhow.
1 Auld deal ings mind the lights when we're -'way,"
This waa the endearing sobr'iiiel by
' which his poor wile was usually designated in
consequence of laboring under the infirmity
j "See that Muzzy's well flinled and bright in
side o' her!" This was his own favorite fowl-ing-piecii.
j "You'ie sure they both go 10 spend lhe uight
with the MwAsmitlir' well 1 Yes, I's detor
mined ! Never mind ! he ahall have a lead
11 mine if Iia tinea peine ! Yes. I will I"
(To be Continued.)
iT5 A horse in Franklin, Cl., seeing the
stopped, quivered and fell dead. This it Ihe
worsl esse of seeing Ihe elephant we ever re
corded. Parses HuauANns. Muesins saya thai there
.,,,: urnrhl tvhera wives ere
mora worshinnedlhan they are m t ranee, lie
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reoret. to aav huwever. thai all the adoralioii
" al from '.omebodv else's husb.nd.
A Tltnil. LIMU I.UIIIKMT,
A. ........., .1 ..- Vmu
liKht houie, during the Florida war. which is,
phps, W0,U, recording. The light housei
wat kept by . man named Thompson. Hi. on-
companion waa an old negro man; they both
lived iu .mall hut near the light home. One
.V.ninn l.,iii. ito.b lti.w ili.on.-n.Mil - h.rlv ..' I
w . v r
...m. i,ii.un In.li.h. ,
.them, upon which they Immediately retreated I
into the light house, carrying with them keg
r, rarrymg wiiiiuiein a eg
ilh the gun. and ammunition.
,4 of the light house Tl.oiop-
. p . . . e .
l irunnowutr. A-llh tha nllna j
h mm I ho ivllulnuiA ..I III. I,,. hi hnll.a I luilnn
son fired upon them several limes, but the mo-
melit he would make his appearance at a win-
ukaiMai unit I.I I, a it .lni.llv ri.t,ll..,l l,v
rifle balls, and he had 110 alternative but to lie
close. The Indians meanwhile, netting out of
patience at not being able to :.. :e lhe door,
which Thompson had secured, collected tiles
worn), which being placed against the dour and
set fire to, in process of time not only burnt
through lhe door, but also set lire to the stair
ease leading to the lantern, into which Thomp-
'son and the negro were compelled lo retreal
From Ihis too they were finally driven by the
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eiicruauniiig names anu were lurceu oiiisi jo on
;ihe carpet wall, which was hot more than three
The Humes now began to ascend aa from ft
chimney, some fifteen 01 twenty feet above the
light house. These two men had to lie in this
iijtustion. aome aevenlv feet above lhe cround.
with a blazing furnace roasting them or. one side
and the Indians on the other, embracing every
occasion, as soon as any part of the body was
exposed, to pop at them. Tho negro, incau-
timisly exposing hims. lf was kilUd, while
Thompson received several balls in his leet,
which he had projected beyond the wall. IN ear
ly roasted to death, in a fit of desperation,
Thompson seized the keg of gunpowder, which
ne had still preserved lo keep from the hands
of the enemy, threw it into the blazing light
house, hoping to end his own sufferings and de
,lrny ie savages. In ill a few moments it ex-
nloded. hut walls ware too strum, to be aha-
,en mi iie explosion look place out of the
lij,i 10ll,e ia though it had been fired from
The e fleet of the concussion was lo throw
down lhe blazing materiula level with the
ground, so as lo produce subsidence of the
flames, and then Thompson was permitted lo re
main exempt from their influence, llefore day
the Indiana were off, and Thompson being left
alone was compelled to throw off the body of
the negro, while strength was yet left him, and
before il putrilied.
The explosion was heard on board a revenue
cutler, at some distance, which immediately
proceeded to lhe spot to ascertain what had oc
curred, when they found the light home burnt,
and the keeper above on lop of it. Various ex
pedients were resorted to, to gel hun down; and
. Hiiulty a kite wos made snd ruised wi'h strong
1 w aiae. and so tr.anreiivered as lo bring lhe line
1 within his reach, to which a rope of good size
wt, ext attached and hauled up by Thompson,
'Finally. Mock, which being fastened lo lhe
ui house, and having a rope over it, enabled
(1B crew to haul up a couple of men. by whose
aid Thompson was safely landed on terra firmn.
The Indians had attempted to reach him ly
means of '.he lightning rod, lo which they had
attached thongs of buckskin, but could not sua-
ceed in getting more limn hull' way up. CiW.
U.vriiKK Amisixu. A Boston correspon
dent of tliu N. V. Spirit of the limes gives
the following nuiwiing yam:
1 heard n good story theothei day which
I will give you. A distinguished member w(w ln.,ju to disgorge his ill-gotten acquisi
of tho legislature was addressing a temper- ,tMJIlf mt llol unti the negro had given him
uuce society and he got rather prosy, hut . t0re in cash, a two year old heifer,
showed no dispostiou lo "let up," though !mil fal 10j,. ns consideration lor break
the nudience waxed thinner. Finally, the j,ir, tho bargain.
presiding officer got ex'jiled, nml repairing ''m nbove is every word true, showing
to 11 friend of the speaker's, imputed how ;1()W ,0vv heartej and suilisli are many of
much longer he might reasonably be ex- ,loso w, VVOuld not oiilv rob lhe slave
peeled to speak? Whereupon the friend u,(er f property; but filch from the
answered he didn't exactly knowwhen ' Vs;o neirro his honestl'v ncuuiied ui.iii. The
he got on that brunch of the subject hit
guiieiuuy Buitu u t.i.uu 1 iixi.it
" J hai II never do; rvc got 10 make a lew
remarks myself," said tliu President, "how
snail 1 stave nun 011.
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"Well, I don't know iu lhe fust place
I should pinch his left leg, and then if he
sliouliln t stop. I d stick a pin in it."
The President returned IO his seat, nild
his head was invisible for a moment. Noon
afterward lie returned to tho "brother"
who had prescribed the "pin stylo of treat
ment," and said:
1 pinched mm, and lie ilnln t take lhe
Inal i...r .nl nil: I stuck nnin into his leu.
and he didnt seem to care ad n; I crooked
it in, ami lie kept Oil SpOUting Ul hard ns
V. ,1,. .1 . 1
Very likely," taid tho wag, lliut leg is
' Nothing has been seen of the .'resident
A gentleman hired nu over cute Yankee
tosaw n load of wood, agreeing to pay him
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sixpence an hour until me jnu was coin-
P eled. le conducted mo Ktiigni 01 tne
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saw to his woodynrd, nnd showed hurt u
specimen of tllO proper length, It being
somew hat ol tllU shortcut Stov e wood; bill
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nno cute individual turned on Ins heel, tie
daring, with a great oath, that"r was not
finite so green us to saw Wood ns sll us
I . . ,
that fur Hliju iirc tin Hour!
"Margery, what did you do with that Inllowr Mr.
Jones greased Ins boots with this inorniiiu'i"'
"Please, mar in, I naked inegriuiue caxrs win. in
"Lucky you oiu, Kim, 1 inouBin you nou
l)o.:a. Three-fourths ol the dots ill l.ouis
villo have been sUughlsred by the police
More Abolition Sympathy. (
The following private letter, written from
a small town in Western New York to
lliB New Oiler, ni l'ii'aviii.e. imp a vcrv
clear notion of the selfish hvimcrisv which
, nt lhe buttom of a trrcat ilunl of the Lrc-
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,cni,od l'l"lnlliroiy ol IWlliern ubolitiolt-
IV It t I l. .
i ni rons i ie.v i ni; i.ihu evervoouv else ,
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:",1,hu l,c.a.1 S'" region ol 'cw rk.
I w,,.re f!"1" " ",0sl l""'"' ",C
Mull of life, lliere can bo found a smart
spt inkling of nbolitionisin of the nnti-bi- the first oflhese is Telegraphery, with apeak
ble law iiinl constitution order. Although ing tubes for the transmissiun of intelligence lo'
occasionally let-ling uu if 1 were in ail rue-
tmj x c ninlru, 1 mil constrained to sav, lis lar
as my observation lias extended, lliere is a
helte'r state of feelinj:, even in Western
New York, on this exciting
Mil ert than
'eNi,it.J a year or (wo
I Hill some-
tinici nnnoved, but oltener amused, at what
I see and hear of the antics of the "woolv
I It .1 r 1 t til ,
ilwxiflv " ftsi Hii-v urn liiim li:ii. v ifill(..l
us mey uro uiimu.iriy cawed.
1 IB fill loWIIlL' CII'CUIIIStailrF. Wllll'll W;1S
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'"Intetl ,0 '10 a wgMy respectable gen-
tlemnn, on inhabitant of this town, will
serve to show something of tlio true spirit
ul abolitionism, winch is so diabolical in its
character ns to riisinist, if not alarm, the
better portion of the cotuiiumitv. It is too
uood to bo lost, so I send it to yo.l.
hia certain pail ol the town lives tut
old neuro and his wile, who came here more
than twenty vent's uuo. Hv industry lie
had ncot.ired a I'arm ol'al.iiut thirty acres of 1
good laud, n collllurtalile h'JJ cabin, with
latmiiij' utensils, stock, itc, worth at least ,
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lllteeil hundred dollars, "all paid lor mid
out of debt." Shortly ul'lcr the passage of
the fiimlive slave law. he was noi.ioaclnil
a cclchnted abolitionist, n man ol
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wealth and inlluence, who bv W'w' rriire-
sentatioiis, induced the old man to believe
he was in d.nier of beiuir curried oil' into
ai.l.VM , .111.1 l.il.iniliu .11111 11. Illllltu 1111 j
possible l.a,te Ileo into Canada. "How
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shall I go what shall I do Willi my homo
and my little properly!" were ilestiou
asked ol his
vitv isintiirstn.1 Irii.iiil 1 1,1
VU illsllliuisto l IllLIKl, tlio
"N-ll out, 'was Ins reply.
"I!ut where shall 1 liud a purchaser"
will buy you clenn out," tjuoth Ins Irunul;
"1 will giye you three hundred dollars cash
down, for every thine; you have got;" mid
lhe poor fellow accepted the oiler, signed
lhe deed and dlivered up his all to this
higher law M'ouiulrt'l.
The day nl'tt r the deed was signed, the
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..iu ui-u, iiili uij nu, uinci v-
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lllg hia downcast look, inilliieil ol llllll the
CUllse. "O" smd he, "that .IreaiUllI law,
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master! 1 liuvu sold out everything, and
am going to Canada." '1 he old fellow lib-
solutelv trembled from head to foot, so
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greatly hail Iim (ears been wrought upon;
anil so much (11 1 the thought ol leaving his
comlortnlilu home trouble him. The gen
tleman drew from him all that had taken
place, and not onlv discovurud that ho al-
readv lamented what lie had done and
knew not how lo undo, bill thai, although
oiicu a slave, lie was iree, and had still in
his possession his free papers.
The matter became noised about,' nnd
created 110 little excitement; and from tear
ol the consequences, our very philanlhrop-
:,. speculator in lands and nt-uro sympathy
tct is, iho real abolitionist has got nbovo
.law, anu in me ivuguagu 01 scripture, 11:1s
,.,, ,,jveii over lo believe u lie, that he
m,,v bu damned. Yours truly. 11. 11. s.
A PHILADELPHIA QUAKER.
A certain 'Friend," whom we very well kiinw,wns
lereiillv at a distant place ol summer relrent. He
stepped into the posl-ollice one nioniiug, and while
llieie the I'ostinasler asked him if he knew any Kng
lish people stnyin;; at the lintel?
"Why does thee ask?" said the (Quaker.
''lliTause,"Haid the I'oslinaster, "here are half a
doen lel'ers directed lo Kugl.iud by the neid steamer,
and as Ihe postage to lloston is tint paid, I cannot
send .lii-.ii. II I caiiuoi mm Mie wrners 01 inem, tuey
will be forwarded to the dead-letter ollice m Wash
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. '"'cViVr " Ki-i-tul" looked at the biters. They were all
'double, ami he remarked, ''They appear lobe family
li tleis, and no doubt w ill be most welcome if received,
or may cause gicit anxiety if they should uot be."
, ,., ;alll.ul h,.,, , .id the i'o,tmaver.
I "Well, ran, if theo cannot; what is the post.
mAx ,lmll)lc lt,lPM ,hr,.(, lllll.,r,.
j "Well, here is the money I thee will please lliaik Ihe
letters paid,' and send them lo Huston "
And with tins injunction the riiiiu.ieipiiia Quaker
" rP " pkets not quite .0 heavy a.
w,en he entered, but his heart, we aio sure, a u'eat
1 T,;r-7 7r
CtiKNiso Fox While an old man was wsndeiinis
fcy h(, ,ill(.urone , lMhB ,. t ne, f the Al-
moml, he observed a badger moving leisurely aloni; Hie
lidgeol a lock on Ihe opposite bank. In a hllle tune a
IOX C1ITT1C nn, SOU alter Wiiianiu .winn ni.iuiiru ciuse
- . .. . , ., , hll,,, ,1M hmped imo the wa-
,.r. laimediately alternants came a na-k of liourMs
at full speed, in pirrs.ut of ib. '. 'jo hy ;'' ;'"
was lur olflloatint ibiwn the stream brrt the luckless
bvn r was immediately torn to pices by the dogs.
!;:, ,, u,.,r,l..nid n inhliiT otio duv la frederiek
,1B (ji w,en pie.euting him a request ol brevet of
lepBlllt you say two," answaicd the prmee "I
wj have you hanged " "Higii," replied I lie sol. her,
I I he IllonaiCllfkllipilSCU al nis piewui:v ti nnnu, uiiiue-
diatily giauted Ills request.
JtNNv LlM'bas seltled ill tliooklyn lol six inontlis.
St. Lotus HrriBLu an Offtcf. 1 had the
P1"" day o( teing accoiopanied Ij A. B.
-i"': o' .f !'." U ''..Ur.LRTblicn'
ill i...mMiki .i..r. ... .:i...ati ki; ,
w IJ -
"uense steam power presses, bruftelled bv an
B"K'" "perMed by . .l.m furnace .ho.ted In
cellar under tht tlrnt-to necessary have
lvrn ConiiIered the precautions aeftiti.t fire.
.These presses are capsule each of throwine- off
Ittri Ihiiti9iit.il Oiit,i. h.l lin.i. l.li.....-k .l.l.. v
. , , (u .nuvw
w,,r .1 t,v..r..l n.
To see their, at work, with all their in
tricata and complicate machinery gives one as
""u buiuimibuib lunciiniery mv
RUOd , idea ol the triumph of mind
' c" be entertained. On the fi,
ih. Pni.ii.h-r'. Hiiitin mtiA M nil Hit 11 An
all parts of the establishment.
J; mm the Sano-
tusi nu Keportera Itooin
jUient is provided for the transmission of cop,
i''0"1"' Continuing upward, you pass el-
""""""y "irotign wie news noom, lhe Jlook
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iuuin ins iiiuuvry, .., unill si
lU"",h '"u 'J" ,!,'e,e,J "ul u'" lhe r,hm
.l",,.,ihl"r J 'T. 'f !? C"y '"'.'i tfUT
van wiuuni as. m 1 rtvillliK T py VII 111 11 Ul 111
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uritu unu um mini ins nouses iooa mi mere
'..,ctks in the dim distance. The Republican it
iha obU-st and most popular Pat.er in the citvr
'its readers are ulways served up with (he la
test intelligence, full correspondence sni choioe
liiiture; with its politics we have of Course
fulhing to do. Mr. Chambers is on the point of
setting out to Fort Lsramie, lo be present at the
b' v..." "" "'"
7'l' w" "e reB" w,,n mucn "" 9""-
D,.flKll .T . m .,. r,r.. i;
of the l.ill-jm was like a fairy scene. It rsS
"'" V TV! " '"".'"'"' P"ace, tastefully
pa in U'U and illuminated with clitti-rinir chandelier, in
,,,. brilliant manner. Thahall. ii.. ... il
.ed with pmon f both sexei, a larire portion of
" w,e ''' daw-rot; lhe 'Polka Maurka to
die iiitpirini; inuncola lull ami snlriulid band. Ha
rritui; wa. the spectacle, llmt it was Willi the greatest
Idirticnlty w rridraiiird ourselves for a few moments liom
lushing nit 0 tho inid-l ul the Ihroiu;, and filially wa
bioke limn all restraint, and bade defiance to the
'counsels of Don Philippe, who evidently regarded us in
"1- I ' .""... .v.i.m-, miu.v liar-
way we dashed into the very mi.Wol the nreny snorts,
as if with military ardor we intended to orry .he place
y. "!or,l,J having secured a pair of female prizes whose
" .inr-, n..i ui.wii us low aril
,ieili .,,,, ,,,., our llll((U.n ipe of excitement
we inintled with the coneoure of lauuhiiic dancers.
.and became ouiirlvisthe e,aye?tol'tlif gny
glances which gleamed ui omul 11., fiuin every female
eye, were suiter than the blushes of the moonbeams?
Kvery cheek a. Iludud Willi pleasuie, every lip was
led with joy! The men were wild with frolic, an 4 the
yoiillilul damsels intoxicated with delight.
In Cook's Musical Miscellauv. a work alminidin
Willi ainimiiK anecdote and reminiscence, 11 the lol-
. raw. nz capital suiry 01 a IlivJilaml inper:
A Highland piper, luting a scholar lo
" n i-i"-., ...., ..umiuiiu leacil, ais-
J darned to ciack hi. biaun with Ihe names ofseiuibreve
'""'" . cro cneis, ami quavers. "Here, Donald,"
1 unit he, 'Ink' yer pipes, hu , ami eie's a blast. So.
,e.,a weel blawn, .'mleed. h,t wl.al a L,d, Doll',
aid, without sense? V011 may hlatv lor evei without
'"" ''' " 1 ,l'""1a ,,t" y" how the queer
tliuiKS on the paper maun help you. You tee that biff
i,.ow,wi' a nund, open face, (pointmc to a semi-
breve, between two tn.es ot a bar) he moves alowlv
ti ini llial line to Him, while ye beat cue wi' t our fi.t
and ;e along blast; if, now, ye put a leg to him ye
111.1k' twa o' him, and he'll move twice as fast ; and if
ye black his lace, he'll run tour times faster than the
leiiuw wi' um white tare: but it, alter biarkirur his
limes faster than the while- I'.io'd chap 'that itiewed
In.. v..ll lioiwl ... .u h.. I... kdllll
you first. Now, whene'er you blatv your pipes, Don-
am, reitieinuer, tins mat me nniur muse fellows'
legs are tied, the faster they'll tun, and the quicker
rl ey'resine to dance."
PAT AT THE POST OFFICII
The following colloquy took place at an Eastern1
I'at. "I say, Mr. Postmaster, is there ft litther fof
I. M. ''Who are yoii, iiiy good sir?"
Put. "I'll-, meseir, Ural's who I am."
I'. M. ' Well what's your mine?"
I'at. An what do you win.t wid the name? isn't it
011 the litther'"'
I. M. "So that I can find the letter if there ia
I Pat. "Well, Maty Hums, thin, if ya must have
V. M. "No; sir, there is none ttit Mary
there no way to git 111 there but though
this pane ofglas?" .
I'. M. "No, sir"
Pat. -'It's well for ye there isn't. I'd teach ye
hillher manners than lo insist 011 a ciutleinin's namei
hut ye ilidu'l cit it after all so I'm aveu wid yei
divil the bit is my name Burns!"
Frederick Ihe Great wa always fond of die
nulatinn; but at he generally terminated lhe die-
ciis.iou by collaring his antagonist and kicking'
I his shins, few of his guests were disposed to)
lenter Ihe arena againf: hint. One day, when
he was even more Ihsn usually disposed tot m
argument, lie asked one ul Ins suite Why tl. did
not venture 10 give ail opinion Oil Some parllCU-
It is impossible, your majesty,' wa. the re
ply, 'to express an opinion before sovereign
who has suoh very stroi.it convictions, and who
uearl thrA thitk boots!'
The following waa posted on the doer ef
the Ludlow Church, in Herlfurlshir. soma
lime bsck. "This is t give notice that no per
sun is to be buried in this churehyard, but
those living in the parish. Thus, who wish
to b. buried, are desired to apply lo Ephrsih.
Grubb, parish cleric."
Tu a hm Ti'knix. A letter from London
says, the most stupendous failure of modem
days is the Thames Tunnel. Built at an enor
moirs expense, it wss intended that it should
become the greut aeenuo of oommuuioation be
tween lha two sides of the Thames, Unforeseen
difficulties, in the wsy of getting heavy letmt
up and down at the enlrauoet, prevented this,
and now Ihe wonderful tunnel it become pal
try penny exhibition, with toy stores, grinding
organs, and Punoh and Judy .how. scattered
D" The wife is the sun of th social system. Un
less .lie attract, lliere i. nothing 10 keep heavy bodies
like liusb ui.ls, from Hying elf into spies.