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THE LONGEST LADDER IN THE
WORLD.
On approaching the roads of Jamestown,
in the Island of St. Helena, your attention
is attracted by an enormous ladder, that ex
tends from the town beneath to a fort direct
ly' oxer the town, on the summit of a hill
SOO feet high. On inquiry, 1 found that
sentinels were placed both lielow and above,
for the purpose of preventing any one as
cending or descending without an order
from the town Major. This regulation
was adopted in consequence of the number ;
of accidents, attended with fatal conse- :
quences, that had occurred. Together 1
with a companion, after dinner, 1 rambled
down to the guard house, and having found
the town Major there, we obtained an or
der to permit our ascent.
The ladder is composed of steps more
that three feet in width, and some four inch
es in breadth, firmly fastened in sides ot
great strength. On either side is a hand
rail, of such w idth that you can convenient
lv lay a band on either side. The steps
are upward of lb inches a part, and great
nunfbers of them much decayed. At regu
lar distances are small seats lor resting pla
ces. On one side, without the ladder, a
description of slide has been mimed, along
which pullies are fixed, for the purpose, it
would seem, ot raising anything from the
town beneath, oftßywering from the fort
ajjovo- '*'»"> iiv Wliteh
the ladder is Greeted, is extremely steep, so
as utterly to preclude the idea of any ascent
without artificial means; in places there are
perfect precipices, the rocks completely
overhanging.
At the bottom we found no sentry, and
so proceeded to ascend at once, but had not
attained above the height of one hundred
feet w hen we heard a voice hailing us, and
preceived a sentry calling on us to return
wdio in his walk had been concealed from
us when below In an intervening projec
tion. Down we had to go, and having
shown our pass and satisfied the Cerberus,
commenced our ascent again. At lust we
proceeded rapid: v. but soon found that not
so answer, the beig p causing
considerable exertion. More slowly then
we moved along, attained the third resting
place, where we sea'e l ourselves, and turn
ed to view lie town beneath, with its nar
row streets and confined situation, cower
ing, as it were, between lie two mighty
side.
Aioli we turned our eyes, anxiously
wishing ourselves at the top, but we bad
die best part of the ascent yet to accom
plish, audio our task we once more wept.
As we attained a greater height, we found
the steps geiting tpore and more out of re
pair, in some places two or three steps to
gether broken, so that we had to clamber
I up die liest way we could. On. on we
went, with alternate rests: the town, the
I bay and shipping hem -.th gradually became
more immite, the iiiuiing bodies seeming
! almost mites. When we reached within
u liuiidic.i .’•■ I of ti.e lop, die unusual a
> fgue ahm.-t overpowered us; the dizzy
height so affected us that we felt as if we
cqufd scarce preserve ourselves from tall-
I i;-4r — vet we p-*i tcveteu, kua succeed in
| reach, ng* the top.
A moment l iter one human being would
I have passed into am-her w orld. My cotn-
■ panion, who was bi tore me, had scarce
passed the gate at the top, wh"n lie fainted,
completely overcome, and he afterward de-
I dared to me. that for the last hundred ieet
I or .-o. n rtbing prevented h:s ; b sical euei
| gies from being overcome by the fatigue
I and the position he was in. but the iinmc-
I diate prospect <•! reach.ng a place ot sale-
I ;y. .Many lives have been lost on this J:i<i-
I tier, particularly those of passengers, whom
curiosity induced to attempt the ascent. —
1 he artillerymen an I giirri-iinot the fort
are not, however used Io going up mid
down, exempt from casualties. aud it was
•nlv the w eek before my visit to St. Helena
Man artil J nan was ki 1-u inu'.tempt-
I ing todescend the ladder against time-tor a
wager. Ladder Hill tort completely hangs
oi er the bay; it is of great strength, and
I commands the roadstead beneath.
In the batteries are mounted generally
eighteen twen'v-fonr an I thirty two poimd-
B r rs, but there are some tew gms ot a larg
er calibre. A singular accident happened
* a tew years previous on this battery. A
passenger from "one of the ships m the bay
■ !;ad ascended to the fort, and looking Ir in
the ramparts ot one ot the batteries, per
ceived his vessel beneath, an 1 thought I.e
could reach her with a stone, but in his at
tempt to do so, overbalanced himself, and
fell from the awful height, being lash
erallv to pieces in the fall. After passing
an hour al the fbit, we descended, but by
the road, which is cut in a zigzag manner
in the side of the hills.—Troz.-i " Reminis*
censes of a Xine Years Travel” in the
J Liverpool Tinies.
Tub “Organ” Grinder.—The Rich
m mil Whig, after alluding to the “trim
ming” of the “ Xapo’eon” of the Washing
ton Union, gives our v -neiab'e “zVesfor’’
an unanswerable thrust, in the following
' terms:
“Nothing can be more perplexing than
jk our old neighbor's position as to the "sub
y treasury.” If he supports it (and it is cer-
I tain to be up <yid prominent next session)
I he will be overwhelmed with quotations
the most direct, numerous and unqualified
against it. from the Enquirer of 1'37, pr -
ving either that he was false then or false
now.”
A shot like that would blow any common, ’
every day manager, completely out ot wa
ter; but the rc/cran has become so accus
tomed to having unwelcome truths pressed i
1 home upon him that he will scarcely wince '
jat this new turn < f the screw. Besides, ■
a when he is fairly cornered, completely, tec
I totally used up he has only to fall back up
I on his reserved rights, in the shape of or- .
I fended dignity, and. like the ostrich,
ij which buries its head in the sand, he fan
i ties himself invulnerable, fie has invent-
I ed more games than Ch inkey ever dreamt
lof in all his philosophy. Dignity, to him.
i is what action is to the orator—the all in
I all. If his intellectual capric ty could be- '
I come commensurate with his dignity, he
I would be the mental colossus of the age. |
Z '
WILLIAM IL ETTER,
VOI,. 5.
HOW 1 HEY GET SUBSCRIBERS
OUT WEST.
We hive heard of all sorts of contrivances
for obtaining subscribers for newspapers,
but a friend of ours gives us the following
anecdote, as a matter of fact, which we con
sider a novel way ot" increasing a subscrip
tion list, at all even s.— L.ui.itlle Courier.
A new daily paper was started some
years ago, in a citi not a thousand miles
from D t. The proprietors found it
“hard sieding” at lust, and were* obliged
to resort to the customs of those “diggins”
—of employing an agent to prowl around
among the Hoosiers and Wolverines, to
• cullata names, and -..bfa’n ttonx. I:.
agent was kuuwu as the -‘stout bullying
cuss” of the - — Gazette —and his chief
recommendations were first rate qualifica
tions for drinking, aud much better for
lighting.
John entered a bar-room one day, where
he met a brawny looking follow demolish
ing a ■ ndj -,i: i-1..-, wh-m he iinuie.
diately joined at the bar!
t I'll take mine hot,’' says John,
’l'he liquor was swallowed, and the
stranger paid the bill.
“Subscribe to the Gazette, sir?’,
“No,” brawled the other.
■•No,” inquried John, "why not?”
“Oh, d n your Gazette.”
‘•Will you be kind enough to say that
again, friend!'’ coolly replied John.
‘Say it! yes; d n your Gazette.”
“Will you subscribe for the Gazette!”
“Me! Not by a dam sight. It is the
meanest print in town.’’
*.:’s what?”
•‘ies — -umit'mued the stranger, and the
next minute he was spiawling on the shop
floor. John coming down uu top. John
gave him another •feeler,’’ aud then asked
him i, he would subscribe for the
Gazette!”
••Nu I won’t”
“Whuek, whack came the blows, thick
er and faster, John insisting that the poor
devil should "subscribe,” as a condition ot
getting up again alive. The sufferer final
ly gave in.
“Let me up, I say."
"Will you subscribe!”
“Yes.”
‘•And pay in advance?”
“Yes.”
John let him up- - took his five dollars,
u-rulo n reci’iol nr»-! 00-dly wala-ot ,»»<l of
the sh ip. with “I guess friend you’ll like
th ■ I 1
rOuEii Ol- 'WORDS.
The American Review has an article on
words; we make the following extract
t’.i . elriilu:
Ail app- i to fepend upon words.
Principles are nothing in comparison with
speech. A politician is accused of cornip
lion, i.icons -toney, and hiving number one
more than ten th asanl. Straightway lie
floods the country with words, and he is
honorably acquitted. A gont'em tn of far
reachng" an! purse-reaching ind igence
concocts twenty millions of pil s, and
“works” them io agents, and, in the
end, transfers the whole from his labora
tor. to the stomachs of an injured and op
pressed people, by means of—word-. Mis-
A. stabs the . p.ities- name of Mrs. P. with
a word stiletto. The poisonous breuih of
a fanatic moulds itself into syllables, and,
io! a sect ot chri-tiaiis is stm k with lepro
sy. An author wishes to be s iblunc, but
has no the in him to give spa:kle and heat
to his composition. His id<tas are milk
and water-logged—feeble, common-place,
nerveless, witless, and soulless; or his
thoughts are blasted with lead instead of
being winged with inspiration. “What
shah 1 do!’ he cries in the most plaintive
tones of aspiring .stupidity. Poqr poetasteri
do not dispair! take to thy dictionary—
' drench thy thm blood with gin—learn the
power of word-. Pile the Pelion of Rant
on the Ossa of Hyperbole, and thy small
fraction of the T, i.e shall bo exalted to the
heights of the Sublime and the admiring
gaze ot’ many people shall be tiled upon it,
and the coin shall jingle in thy pocket, and
thou shalt be denominated Great. But if
thy poor pato be incapable of the daring,
even in expression, then grnupe dubiously
in ihe dismal swamps of verbiage, and let
thy mind’s lingers feel after spungy and
dropsical words, out of w hich little sense
can be squeezed, and arrange the oozy ep
ithets and unsubstantial substantives into
line.-, and out of the very depths ot Bathos
thou shalt arise a sort of mud Venus, and
men shall mistake thee for her that rose
from the sea, and the coin shall still chink
in thy fob, and thou shalt be called Beauti
ful! Such is the omnipotence ot word-!—
They can exalt the little; they can depress
the high; a ponderous poly.-yiable will
break the chain of an argument, or crack
the pate of a thought, as a irjace or a battle
axe could split the crown of a soldier in the
elder time.
Words head armies, overthrow dynasties,
man ships, separate families, cozen cozen
er-, and steal hearts and purses. And if
physiologists and metaphysicians are driv.
en into a corner, and are compelled to
give the real distinction between human
beings and animals, they are almost sure to
say it consists in the power of speech—in
the capacity to frame, use and multiply at
discretion, these omnipotent “mouthfulls ol
spoken wind”— words—words—words!
i —Hke the dew on the mountain—the sum-
river--thc -pray of.the fountain
half thiishi-d. ' | ‘bey arc gone aud forever! j
[oUR RIGHTS INTELLIGENCE AND VIRTCE WILL PRESERVE THEM.]
WASUIXGTO.V, ARKANSAS, SEPTEMBER 10, ISI3.
Slavery.—The Texan excitement has
caused a great flow of ink from the pens of I
the anti-sljvery party, which has been fol- I
lowed by a profuse expenditure of good in- 1
d gnation on the part of the southrons. In
one respect we fully agree with the latter:
they say that before the abolitionists med
dle with the w rongs of the black man, they
should first redress all the grievances wl h
the white slave groans under. But it -
ever thus, in evil and in good,
Distance lendi encliantui-nt to the view.”
M -n and w omen subscribe to missions for
the purpose of forcing—truths, if you ploaso
—down the throats ot’the Kit kap i.is or
1 me Crim Tuiiurs, wlnlst they permit igno
rance, vice an 1 squalid poverty, to roam
• free an 1 unrestrained amid their own civil
ized community. It is the game with sla
very—viewed from the vista of anti-slavery
it appears a dreadful doom, on a nearer ap
proaeh we find it stripped of its terrors, and
to those habited to its kindlier features, it
appears a blessing instead ol a curse to the
African race, i’o.- the whito slave there is
alas! but little sympathy. He toils on. d“ep
in mines, or amid the din and sm >ke of fac
tories. He languishes for the free air of
nature, but cannot reach it without sacrifi
cing his w ork, which is to him the life b’o k!
of his existence, which his wages scarcely
keep in motion; yet we fml no societies
for the amelioration of his lot, much less
do men encompass sea and land to make
but one proselyte to opinions that are in
tended io set the white slave free. The
fact is. that philosophise as we may, there
is a vast amount of
“ills that m<-*ii endure,
Which neither kings nor la-A.-caus- or care.”
It is, however; in the power of the phil.in
tbropist to diminish, if not to set boon Is to
( the extent of some—and we bold that in
these, as in many other things, the old pro
berb that ‘charily begins a. home,’ is a good
and beneficient doctrine, and one that ought
to be advocated in this question of slavery.
Let the wrongs of the white man be first
redressed, and then turn your attention to
the blacks.— Sunday Mercury.
Anecdote of Aiduion.—“An incident
which happened to two hundred of my orig
inal drawings, nearly put a stop to my re
searches in Ornithology, i shall relate it
1 merely to show how tar enthusiasm—for
by no other name can 1 call the persever- i
Ing zeal with which i labored—may enable '
the observer of* nature to sunu >mi the
most disheartening obstacles. 1 left the
village of Henderson, in Kentucky.situate 1
<>n the batiks ot the Ohio, where 1 resided
tor several years, to proceed to Philadelphia
on business, 1 looked to ail my d awing l»e
--fore my departure, placed th.- n earcluuy ,u
a wooden box, and give them in charge to
a relative, with the injunction to see that
no injury should happen to them. Mv ab
sence was of several months; and when 1
returned, after having enjoyed the pleasures
of borne tor a lew days, 1 enquired after my
box. aud what 1 was pleased to cad mv
treasure. Ihe box wa-produced anil op- li
ed—but, reader, leel for in.—a pair of Nor- i
way rats hll ta .en possession of th ■ whoie.
and had reared a young family among the
knawed bits ot paper, which, but a month
before, represented nearly a thou-and in
habitants ot the air! The burning heat
which instantly rushed through my brain,
was too great to be endured, w ithout ali’ec
ling the whole of my nervous system. 1
slept not for several nights, mid the days
passed like days of oblivion—until the ani
mal powers being re called into action,
through the strength of ii)y con-titulion. 1
took up my gun, my note-book, and pencils,
and went ibrili to the woods as gaily as it
nu lling had happened. 1 felt pl -ased that
I might now make better drawing- than be
fore; and, ere a period not exceeding three
years, had elapsed, I had my port Julio tilled
again.”
PitAßAon, or Earo.—Alluding to fare
and fair—“fair is foul and foul is lair”—•
we are reminded of something else. It
appears that John—hopeful—had been to
’ New Orleans, to sell goods for his father
somewhere up the river. Now it so hap
pened that John—being what is called
‘ hopeful;” which means a lad of w hom no
-ort of hope can reasonably be entertain
ed—had been much amused in New Or
leans; and to be amused as he. was, is a
thing that costs money. The paternal
cash “suffered some,” in the course of the
operation.
“John,” says the father, notes Hilling due
and payments coming round, “1 w ish you’d
settle up. Where's that money?”
“Safe, father—very safe.”
“Good boy—but sate where?”
“in bank, Hither—sale in bank.”
‘ Good again—but what's the name of
1 the bank?”
“Name! oh, yes—l remember now—
the money is in that New Orleans bank
with the Scripture name to it.”
“A bank with a Scripture name to it!—l
never heard of such a tiling—what bank—
what name-”
“It was the- Faro Bank, father. Isn't
Pharaoh a Scripture name!”
John had been in the hands of the Egyp
tians.
“Umbrellas are like the fleeting hours of
youth—when gone they never come back
CHARACTER of GEORGE HL
BY BROVGHAM.
Of' a narrow understanding, w liich no
culture had enlarged; of an obstinate dis
position, which no education, perhaps,
c nM h ive humanized; of strong feelings
in admary things, aud a resolute attach
mes*. to aji his own opinions and predilec
tioi£, George 111 possessed much of the
lirisitess of purpose which, being exhibited
by men of contracted miu3 without any
discrimination, and as pertinaciously when
th--. ir<- lu the wrong as when they aro in
t-.'e r . leu Is t» their characters an ap
ranee of indexible « miisiencv. which 1»
ofien mistaken for giratwe s of mind, and
not seldom received as a subcilute I >r hon
esty. In ill that relates to bis kingly of
fice, he wa> the slave of a deep rooted sel
fishness; aid no feeling of a kindly injure '
ever was allowed access to his b<>= -m.
whenever lis power was concerned, either
in its mainainance or in the manner <.f
exercising ). In other re pects lie was a
m in of amtiblo di.-po.-l ion. and fv ■■ prinre-t
have, been n >rc exemplary in their domet
tic habits, »r in ofTtees of private friendship.
But the imtant his prerogative was con
cerned, or his bigotry interfered with, or
his will thvarted. the most unbending p 1•,
the most bkter animosity, the m i l calcula
ting coldness of heart, the most unforgiving
rc-eiitm -it, took possession of bi- whole
breast, an! swayed it by turns. The hub
its of friendship, the ties of blood, the dic
tates of conscience the rules of honesty,
were alike forgotten: and the fury of the
tyrant, with the resources of a cunning
which n.ental tiliena ion is supposed to
whet, were ready to circumvent or destroy
a 1 who interposed nn obstacle to the tierc
ness of unbridled d’-ire. His conduct
throughout the American war, and towards
the Irish people, his ofien been cited as il
lustrative of the dark side of his public
character, and his treatment ol bis eldest
son, whom lie bated with a hatred scar rely
consistent with the supposition of a sound
mind, might seem to illustrate the shadier
part of his personal disposition; but it was
in truth only nn >therpart of his profession
al conduct; for he bad no iietler re.i-on
fi»r this iinolicable aversion than the jeal
ousy which m -n have of their sucre- ors,
and the consciousnes s that the Prince, wl.o
niu-t siicce.l him wasunliko I.i n, an 1, be
ing disliked by him. uvist. during th-ir , >'.:it
live--, be itfftiu n in’o the ban Is ol th" " liig
party, the adversaries he must of al: de
tested and feared.
Bt.ASrIIKMT AND IT- Pi: Nt-H WEN T. Oil
Sunday evening an awful thunder storm
aecomnanied by a deluge of rain ' isited
N'ottingbain and n glihorho ■!. The mw rr
part of the town was il >u !■ !. Wotnen
and children, half naked and frantic, rush
ed up thi'-i- eps of their wretched abode
int i the streets, and were '•*■!><■ I ba< ’.
again by the strength of the flo wl. and it
was only by the exertions of the men. aud
the night police in particular, that many
!. e.- i.e.l. Terrili'e a.-hi ■ i>-- i
the effects of the storm in the town its con
sequence-are more direful, if possible, in
the country. We have seen parties from
Briilgflir.l, Carlton. Tbnrg.nt n. Lcnton.
and other places, and alt stale that the ef
fects of the hurricaii • arc terrible in 1 ‘ed.
Barns and other fiinn-bmiding in great
mimliers have been overthrown, the wheal
and barley crops are battered down, and
hav in great quantities has been washed
awav; but we have not yet heard of any
■( of a fra! n.J A ~ Nlgat th"
parties who sought shelter from iho pitiless
storm in the Milton's head public hou-e,
on the Derby roaih, was a man 2 J years of
age. named \lferd Greenwood, lacemalvr.
Thisyoung man oniployed himself fir some
time in ridiculing >ho fears of the compa
ny. Hi- conduct, at first characterised by
extreme levity, degenerated into prolimiti.
He used the name of the Deity in a most
awful manner, and with bitter oaths ex
pressed a wish that a thunderboalt might
come upon them and -trike the company
bln'. Then i J -i-ig !.i ..i —a’ an I looking
through the skylight over the room in which
they were sitting, with profane gestures lie
was defy ing the electric fluid and its effect-,
when a vivid Hash of I >rked lightning en
tered ‘be room, and the next mom.-nt lie
was lying speechless on the ground. He
xvas taken up by the trembling observers,
none of whom were hurt, and was placed
on a couch: for sometime they thought him
dead; but Mr. Darby, surgeon, having bled
him. jn about an hour sensibility returned.
The first expression he used on recovering
his sp-ech was, ‘G.xl forgive me.’ The
man still remains blind, and has this m tru
ing been removed to the General Hospital.
LomUm League, July 10.
g-L. g
“Pomp, why ain de sun like a loaf ob
bread ?”
“Cause he am round, eh, Cuff?”
“No; you gib it up?”
“Yes. 1 ain't done noflin else ”
“Weil don, ’cause it rises in de yeast,
(east.)” .
“Nigger, you been sweepin out a school
room, ain’t you?”
A man by the name of Porter Bini, liav
ing a wife and eight small children, was
murdered in St. Francis county a lew day
since. We have not been inCirme-I of the
name of the person or persons who don -
tue deed, or any of the circumstances con
nected with it.— Helena Shield.
PUBLISHER.
The Politeness of the American. —
By the way, talking of manners—do you
know it, good people!—are yon, in particu
lar, aware of the fact, lair lady?—that there
are no men upon the lace of the earth, so
truly polite and consideiate—to woman
especially—as the American? Travel the
World over, an 1 you will see nothing al al!
, approaching to it. Among us alone is it
that man yields every precedence to wo- i
man, ami thinks that he has no claim to
accommodation, until every daughter of
Eie is comfortably disposed of. John Bull i
sits doggedly still—-he has paid—he came
first—ue plants himself on his resened
• jftine "Urrmre, she does the
same an I is, if possible, more rmfe and sel
n-h than Monsieur Rosbif. Neither will
abate one jot of privilege -but the Amer
ican—“for a lady, sir!’’—and up he spt ings,
even to the loss of his dinner or to the
danger of a ride—outside—in a pelting
, rain. Indeed we have thus known l-in.- tiii
iinp /i.-hcd American, as Europe say-—we
haxc thus known him, and for a woman,
too, that he never saw before or heard of
niter—to sit out in the storm, and to lie, in
consequence, long weeks of pain and fever,
strugg ing with death. The wiideut chiv
alry could not go further in this respect
• than the daily practice of the American,
whether he lie of high or low degree; and
it should be woman’s care, both on the
score <•:’ ;■ dtcy ami of gratitude, to encour
age Jonathan to persevere in a line of con
duct which is so greatly to her advantage,
while it distinguishes him alsjve all other
people. And this is Irest accomplished, as
above hinted, by never suffering aa atten
tion—however trifling—to pass without i s
. “B :
fi igidiiy' —coldness and haughtiness ol de
meanour —which receives ail such homage
as u right, demanding nothing in return,
may. perhaps, tend to render Jonathan as
selfish as the rest of the world.
Xca ’s Gazette.
?’•«:»• in Ladies’ Swimming Bith.—
The Paris Correspondent of the Boson
Atlas thus describes a new amusement for
the fiirof that city.
Those initiated into the mysteries of the
Parisian bean monde never express aston
ishment at the changing vagaries of its fair
rulers; but like the Suitor, who was bloxvn
up by tie- accidental explosion of some gmi
p >w-‘er unt -i ibe b.«»:h of a conjuror, who
lin 1 already made him disltelieve his sen
ses—wonder what on ea:th will come next.
La t sutntne the queens ol !•> e and bea-.»
ty patronized the turf, wore hats an 1 sputa,
talked h irs-.r, kept their “bits of blood’ —
and m'ghf be seen every fiirafemm n gall
oping over flic environs, at a “killing
pi*e. ’ This year they have taken t > the
irahr, and the sushi liable rendezvous just
now, i« a magni icent swimming bath,
moored near the Hotel Lambert, and un
der the jia’r c-.ago < f a coterie, healed by
the Prince Czartoryska. It consists of
f>ur long barges, nn- horod around a square
/ace, wi ha both nt of wood w- rk. wh ch
c tn be raise ! to the surface in a moment,
n cas- of accident. I he drawing nnd
dressing r..ntns are richly carpeted, the fur
nilnre is of the latest style, rare paintftigs
<1 *ckthe walls, natural flowers shed a <b ii
cious perflime. nnd a restaurant provides
co' alions to refr<- h the aq-iita!»le nymphs
after their Ul> ■> i.-. A swimming master,
with six assistants, hair dres-cra, and a
troop <>f other attendants, arc attached to
the csiaMishinent. an I clad in green livery,
with a mermaid on the button. ’
Chances op Life.—Some curious sta
t:-ri< - have b”en collected in Geneva,
which’go to -how that a life of easy opu
lence is mostc n luctive to length of years,
thus corroborating the opinion of an Fn
_ -ii physician, who said that il.e*l!ri.i-h
nobility owed to a freedom from care, the
advanced age, to which they usually attain.
It appears that in c innutivc disease, of
tailors, engravers, clerks, and others in
sedentary cinploynje-rts, 111 die out of ev
ery th. u-ini; while in persons of easy
circumstances, the average shows but fitt
in •every thousand. The comparative ex
emption of gentlemen of fortune from the
“ills which flesh is heir to,” is shown also
•n the average age to which they attain.—
Thus, the statistics alluded to prove that
die age of the stone cutter averages 31
years, the sculptor 36, the miller 42. the
painter 41, the joiner 19. the butcher 53,
the lawyer 51, the surgeon 51, the mason
“o, th- gardener 60, the merchant 62, tl.e
Protestant clergyman 63, and the man in
ea •. ri:< umstances l>9. In other wards, a
c.iti ente 1 min i is the surest insurance on
one’s lite, and whether rich or poor, we
should strive for this, if wo would go down
to the grai’e “like a shock of corn full
A Qrir.Tt s for Cro-s Babies.—Bv
this w ■ do n t mean knocking their brains
out against die bed post, n >r any thing of
the sort. Nor d > we mean giving them
paregoric. D itiy’s elixir, Dalby’s carmina
tive; black drop or any poison. The only
re<i iisile to quiet the squalling, squealin'',
miserable little wretch of a baby, is that it
shall pos-esr a no-o. In the midst ot its
screaming, pre-s your linger gently and
repeatedly aero s the cartilage of that use
s d organ, and in ’ess than two minutes it
w.I 1 bo asleep The eastern p iper from
whence this important discovery is derived,
says in one minute, but weallew two, to
prevent any disappointment.
English paper.
The Jesvits in Belgium.—The Lon->
don Times contains a communication from
Bruges, Belgium, stating that the Jesuits
not only" exist, but domineer, throughout
that country. All the priests and bishops
are under their Influence, ns well as tho
colleges and schools, with very few excep
tions. Catholics may believe, generally,
that the Pope is inlalliablc, and the Court
ot Rome independent; they are subservi
ent to the Jesuits. That artful body of
men, practising individually the most extra
ordinary seii denial, have at their disposal
immense wealth, of which England already
feels the influence, A thousand schemes
are put in motion, trivial in appearance,
tending to one point. Scarcely an office
•>r place can be obtained but by the inter
vention of the Bishops. In the stagnant
and impoverished condition of this country,
the Church alone seems to thrive. Large
sums are obtained by the clergy, and every
where spent in building and embellishing
churches, and seminaries for priests. In
the time of the Dutch King there were
about 15 convents; now 453, containing
probaldy 25,(.00 idle, vagabond monks and
nuns. •
M. '1 biers says, ‘Give me the Jesuit;
and I will guarantee you a Voltaire.’—
1 hey bred mischief throughout Europo a
centarj ago, and are in a i of bring-
ing the Christian retigtoa. nW tniw
question in Germany and in France, but
into contempt.
The enlightened men of Belgium aro
disgusted and dissatisfied, and predict a
change w hich may give Leopold reason to
recall his ill-judged praise of the Jesuits,
A Ci’Rlors Financial Operation. —
An instance, of the temptation afforded to
pilfer from banks, has been recently devel
oped in Charleston, South Carolina. The
queer siory is told in the following manner,
by one of the eastern Journals, and excites
a good deal ol talk:— R. Gazette.
“The directors of the batik in question,
in looking over their bundles of bills which
bad been withdrawn from circulation, came
across certain packages which looked “cu
rious.” These packages have been long
done up; some as far back as 1835 were
sealed with the Cashier’s official seal, and
signed by the old President and the old
Cashier, both now dead. On opening the
bundles, in place of finding 820,000, they
found a sixpence worth of paper, cut into a
lull form, and nicely stowed into the pack,
ages. '1 bis was an astounding discov,
ery, and coming as it did upon a busi
ness, active bank—-upon men famous
f»r manag’ng tiieir institution in a most
vigor m- and energetic manner, it was the
most overwhelming. The money is gone,
but who his tak -n il is the question to be
salved. ’
A Dbeidfi l Tragedy.—On the au
thority of the Sun we give the following:
‘•A deplorable occurrence at the country
r s .'•• :<•<• <•:' . n • ol’our New York mer
chant-’, involving the happiness of threo
families and probably the fives of two |>er,
- ns, ii i- I < c i iimiuK <i I >r seme dais.—
M e have been aide to coiled but few au
th ntlc partic.rars. The merchant recent,
ly return i from Europe, aud on visiting
his country residence, had his suspicions
aroused that a friend was ba.-e and a wife
unfaithful. Finding them together he stab
bed the guilty pair, and would have killed
both ins auliy had he not fallen insensible
at the moment of striking a second deadly
blow at his win. Both were seriously
wi u ided, and the husband, glorying in the
bc.i •! that he had killed both, is now a
raving maniac! The wile it is believed is
not In a iy wounded, but the recovery of her
p rimi i-, xvho is a merchant, is doulttful.
Both were stabbed in the region of the
heart.”
Shari- P«a< th e.—A country corres
pondent sf the Concmdia, La., Intelligen
cer, give- the following sketchbfVs meth
od <>: tr-'..t ng the fevers of his vicinity:—
‘•The west fever we is got here is” the
Onrem nt: it’s purty tight, cause it’s apt
to hang on long, but it aint nothin like ekal
to that rZugestixe t.-verthat the dies ov over
i in them hills.
‘1 in gim-ral, mostly, uses it up in a
. couple uv days; I gin a romr’rtt in the fust
place, then bait an hour after that, five
or ten grains of ‘'Old Sampson,” that’s
i. . v ■ Rot here fur e<d~
\omy. Mell, then, when the case looks
right, I giv about a wine glass full of He—
and the next day, the nigger is fitten for
quinine— and ibe day after, he kin walk
into the poik and make his hoe lly—its sil
dorn I has em in longer than I tells you on
—sometimes in th" very begiuuiu of the
attack 1 bleeds, b it it won’t do, stranger!
H/a-n th“ eyes look big and glossy, old
Sams -n in five grain doses every hall on
hour ’ur about five hours is just the thing
—tba is more people killed by bicedin at
the wrong time, than tha is by old death
hisses.”
“What are you doing there Jane?”
"Why, pa, Fm going to dye my doll’s
pinafore nd.'’
• But what have you got to dye it with?”
“Beer, pa.”
'Heer! who*cn earth told you that bec.-
would dye red!”
“ -V’hy, m i sa d t i it it was boorl’i it m i 1
ycurm so so red, and I thought—”
“Here, Susan, take this child.”
Georgia Cotton Crop.—The Colum.
bus Enquirer of the Gth inst., says “the
Cotton crop is in a precarious state, and
there is not the slightest prospect of an av
erage cr< p in this state. —A few days more
will seal its fate.”
According to the Catholic Almanac,
there aro from 1,090,000 tu l,500,0l»0
Catholics iu the United States. They have
2Tdiocesses, 675 churches. 592 other sta
tions, 572 clergymen otherwise employed,
22 eccl ■ ia-ti • i c-t •biishm'-nt-. 220 cler
ical stu |i2-3 l ie ary inst' u ions. 53 fe
male acal.in e-, an! 84 cha.i able in-lit-i
liuti-s.
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