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rtf' Family Newspaper Devoted to the Dissemination of Intelligence! Agriculture, Commerce, - Manufactures, Jlrts. Sciences Social Improvement and the General Welfare.
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Away ewaj e'er lb fcaiaery erect
Of lb. he an if al bloc ere :t w '
For onr tail-lot HnhIu boiling breast, 1V ,
-And eta-wealtlra ta tle etoas reas --. ' -'
!'.; And we've hrmn'd la th- grasp ot Mm ferae Bight, '
j . To the god ofthe seas of toil. V ..'.
V A wa elefl the were by ie ewn white Bgbtri . ri
' And awnywMtlmeraiysroU. 1 ' '.-'
' Tben oh Ibr the long and the strong or-M
j- We Imre gives and wfri araln: , ,1..-,
. - For wban cMMren a baa la tba deee, - i
' - o ! Uwir miners starf be awn. "; ' V ',s
'; ' And we'll tblnk.es tbe blast grows loud and tone, -Tbt
we boar oar oflprtD'ertoii !;.' '"' ' ' -
... i Aal w'll think. th "orge rrtw imll aoditrooj,'
vy Of the tears St. their irotneiV area: -.--'
' :fcd weTI nr thtoarh th rlirtrh atbs sblr'riar greeny
, .Feriha warm, warm clasp a1 boms . -FortliCMMthbigmilaorihcBwvt'iawaqaMa
. Aad bcr eros like the n g .( ! j.
Then 00 fix the long and ibe trong oar-wep
1Tbatv(irM,aDd rilla;ia; - .if , ,
T,y ,!.,. . FWwbMthlMreo'IWMJlM talhadMpt r
Oh! (beiriubniaHMtkawB.'T . - h
,!r Do w rurm tor tkt krnd ariMii Ud Ktktol
- bikftacltikt pnadks'tmd(- ,-."
i 1 Far rorabm tba mm and winds attjr haw . -:
i ii Hmk tha poor bhd glaana hb) braad. -n
aj: If lbaaAiWf-onnetbnpur kaTa --,
!; .Caa blaad what h aiaynat bead. r. ' ,
Twara betur to baUla tba wildrat avra : . ; ,
Tlut tba aetrtt of atom couM atnd, ! .
b -ra -
Tbaa ba aiogfaig ftrawcll to tha bold oar-aweca
Wa bora glrau, aad wU acala, '' ,
If aw oob abonld baw to tba aaraca deep, , n.
Ob I tberTI navar to aage mea.
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h;i ! ! ' ' - ,,"..'
i And If deatb, t timca, tbrooh a roamy aloud, ; , . i,
-- -Oa tba browa-brow'd boa I maw glana,
' BaeaapajbimbMflaaaairitbaaoaluproad '' :
Am tba form of a nional bear; . '
And oh 'twara gloriooa, aara, to die . ' 7 1
( la aar toil tor km ob abara, , ;t ,. ,' .
' With bopafal eya Ox'd aaba a lha kjr. ..-.
- n And ahaataa tba brokaaaar. v ' ;
ot! k '- i Tban all for a tona;. Irotig, ataady iwaepi ;
fc ir ; ; . ;(; Hold to If- burrao daab oa;' . '.
- II oar babea moat bat till wa rob tba daep, ;
!- - ,.? t'aw tllftt a bad bgoo. ..., !s.
April , 1S59
( aajaaataaaaaaraywavwsywaw
rxHeanros by iaw-ubht, - i
ni I.- - n .- .m
.:. Tas Baeoher Fam'iy n v . -"!,.
, Eecently ti e family $t the trenerable Lyman
Beecber held a re anion at tbe house of Rev.
H., W. Beecher,' in Broeklyn.' TRe. Dr.
Beecber, in his 84'h- year," bis venerable wife,
and eight brothers and sisters awembled. - AH
tbe Beecher eliildren were present except the
-ri. youngest. Be v J. C. Beecher, who is now in
'( Chipa Chaplain to tbe seamen of Hong Kong.
; The Dainesof those present,in the order of their
- ases. re as follows! Siws Catharine Beecher.
Hartford;tfcbe Ke. Williaaa Henry Beecher
...oXNortH Brookfield, UamMba. Bev. Pr, Ed.
wait! Beecher, of Galesbargh, BI. j Mrs. Mary
P. Perking of Hartford, Conn.: Mrs. Harriet
.w-Beecber Stowe of Andover, Mass ; the Rer.
Henry. Ward Beecher. cf Brooklyn; the Rev.
',1" , Charles Beecher of Georget own, Mass. j M rs.
a - i iBabella Hooker of Hartford, Conn.; tbe Rev.
tn.. Thomas K. Beecher, of Elmira, N. T. i e
e?. The . whole "j family iocludiDg - Rev.'1 J)r
i-u Beecher and wifei attended' lecture io Brook-
lyn by Henry Ward-Beecher on the interesting
topic of the Family Relation, n Tha Brooklyn
Star says:
v-'1' In the coarse of hts remarks, Mr.' Beecher
J;ielated very many teresting personal incV
'(."ij r1dents. ,:H.esaid it was twenty year since his
r,, ! family had such a re-union, and that it was
" ' undoubtedly their last meeting on earthy His
" 9 bwii family ; be said, consisted, pf hiraelf wife,
d .land nine children, five of tbe, latter bein In.
" , Heaven. : He spoke iu sucb touching words of
v".the feeling which the Toss of his own children
v''. V had produced, that nearly the whole audience
V";wu bathed in tears. ' Alluding to the death of j
i . two- of his children, twins, who died quite
' young, and both upon tbe .same day, having
been attacked by the game disease, he Baid that
'"-- the most trying doty be had to perforin at that
ni period was to baptize the infants who were
.' brought to his cbnrch; for it seemed to him
- 'that almost every other child was called after
- the same-of one or tbe other of his little opes.
: i -And to this day he could not refrain from
.... . .weeping whenever any circamstance was men.
-l'tfonedjthat called op tbeir .'faces to ?s miod
Highland afarr-
This sweet yoang girl, who has been made
ir'w Immortal by tbe poet's song; around, whose
4 I ', '(air brow be has thrown the bright aureole of
" ' "' love, consecrating her for all time as tbe- very
' ' Madonna of Love's first devotioo in the hearts
-.'of men, was bat the humble dairy maid of Co!
:-.i.vnj ofli jromery,'" But what aueen will live as
' ..long in hixtory; what .beauty will .dwell as
: ,ia wsrml? it, the memory of men, or la.tbeenvy
vi' ": of women, as she wh Inspired those' lines of
' ' sad devotion which 'will' be sung , 'm . tears
.Ti.i tilong ,ae human beart(i can, feel, and human
- tongaes ean utter the tender sorrows of buried
;, - r" pala,pala ow.tbuaaroay Upa,
-:i iw . I baakbaadaae fondly J .;.
And alond for aye tba aparkMof flaaoa
,i r.Ba That dwalt oa.BM aaa ktadly f y i r i
,i; Aad maaW'rlng now latilant dint,
Tba baart tba. lo-adma dearly t , , -
Bat atlll witbin ny boom' eora..
Shan UveaayHifhland Mary f
Sir Walter Scott's hat was alwaysthe email-
et in any company he- happened to be
r- the bead .was, pyramidal ii Byron's was the
r same. , Sir Charles papier in his ' Piary' thus
" mentions his meeting, with Byroo: Lord
Byroa is stiU benWa very good fellow, very
-pleasant, always laughing and joking: An
American gave a very good account of him
the newspapers', but said that his head was too
i large in; proportion, wnicb is not true. He
-'.'dined, with :mo the day .before the paper ar-
frved, and four or Bye of tried to put on
hat, bnt none could; fee had the smallest
fall, and one or the smallest 1 evarvaaw,
u very compassionate ana Kina to every
In distress.', At tbe opening of Barns' naaso
learn hi 1834, for tire interment of his widow,
the poet's skall 'was taken op and examined.
Xine. gentlemen were present and every' one
trled his hat on tho knH.t-omr of
jn,Tf mn null eover .itana that va th hat
ilt. Thomaa Carlyle. ' r
'';" lTJeaWttta.v'v. . .,""
w4?181! ay ' Henry War .peeeher,
. ..'customed to set type never thinks what
letters sre wbicb h ig I o put into bis stick.
He berer looks at one of them u Ibey go in.
Bat wben be Erst began to set type it was a
difficult thing with him.; He looked and read,
-'And aa tbejr -depaiited'thenoe,' etc and aobe-j
gan ,-Aodi- ; and tbea he bad to tee wbich
end m ap 1 : He pats io a, and then com eg
torn. He takes op ibe wronir letter! tie
pots it back and get Ibe right one,aud makiDg
sure aboot it, puts tbe right ooeio. Tben be
grts the d, and pats that in. ;1ben be thinks
bow there is a space wanted, and be divides
the word from the next one. Tben comes the
next word, and he looks at tbe types letter by
letter, and makes mistakes at that I Bat go a
year after, and let the man set op tbe same
aereej 'And as they departed tbencer-Jeoos
began to cay onto tbe multitudes' he read as
much as that, and then click I elick ! click I
it is all done ! What made that? How
those different faculties of tbe band the mug-
cleg all work ! What an immense amoant oft
Jtriar and"di;iprfne"ba been "condensed Into
that antomatic power I' This is a wonderful
element of human mind !
A W8TEB OF 6EK8. ,
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Wltk aothiag of our evn bot tba thraad that Ufa ttiam.
Self Conceit. . " " . , "
Qaarles quaintly says, Woald'st thoa not
be thought a foole in another's conceit be not
wise ip thine owne; be that trusts to his owne
wisdoms, proclaims his owne folly be is truly
wise, and shall appear so, that bath folly
enough to.be thought pot worldly wise,' or wis
dom enough. to ee bis. own folly. . '
The lovs aoi Isar sf BsUgion.
Tbe pious man. and tbe atheist always talk
of religion; tbe one speaks of what be lores,
and the other of what be fears, : -; -'
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.... A' the' stars tbe planets of tbe age
wherein they, live, and illustrate the times.
God did never let'tbem be wanting io the
world: as Abel for an example of innocency;
Enoch of parity; Noah of trust in God's mer
cies; Abraham of luiib; and so oi the rest.
sTegleet of Dnty. .
Duty cannot be neglected without harm to
those whq practice, as well as to those who
suffer the neglect. -::.-,.: . k
Art and h. bit 5 !''
Whatever is done skillfully appears to be
done with ease; and art, when it is once ma
tured to bahit, vanishes from observation. :
The Shadow of Wrong.
As the shadow follows (be body in the splen
dor of the fairest sunlight, so will tbe wrong
done to another pursue the soul in tbe hoars
of prosperity.
Alt who hare meditated on the art of gov
eming mankind, have been convinced that die
fate of empires depends oa the education of
yontb. if y--. 'i
Somebody says tbat ' tbe nightly dews come
down npon us like blessings.' ' Oar daily dues
come down npon ue in .quite another way.
He who, stoops to pick up the devil's gold,
inevitably drops bis own soul. ' ' .'
'Whi8keret8 ' is the name given to bean-
catchers', worn by girls this spring for lack of
whiskers, moustaches or goatees They are
made. by drawing down little tufia of hair
from tbe tempi,- and forming them into seal-
" Kirwin says tbat a pious Scotchman used to
pray, .' O Lord, keep me right: for Thoa
knowestif I go wrong it is .very .hard to tarn
me.. -"!:..;-1 i-,......-L'' ' . f f
Q nils are thing that are sometime taken
from the pinions of ne goose to spread the
opinions of another.
A country editor, speaking of a member of
tbe New York Assembly, says: The first year
he weut to 'Albany ' he was so conscientious
that he utterly refused to receive his allotment
of stealings, in the shape of books and station
cry.;, Tbe next year he did not .hesitate and
he hnally came borne nnable to tell toe train,
even ander the most favorable circumstances.
Scene t s Oouatnf School room. Teacher
Samuel, spell Touch.. . r .
Samuel Tu e h. . : 5 ! i s : ..-
Teacher (encouragingly J Ton have eft out
one letter, Samnelv, :. ' i 'j
Samnel T a fch.' ' ' f .
An English writer says the American ladies
of the present day feel or affect a spirit of in
dependence. We certainly have seen, at fash
ooable, parties, many a lady, who, we thought
might very appropriately recite Smollett's Cue
lines to Independence ; '
"Thy spirit, Iadependenee, kt ma share,
. ' Lord of tha Hon heart, and eagle eye. .
-Thy steps I follow wi;h my bosom bare.'
i The late scarcity of money, said; a loving
husband to bis wife, f was owing to 'Ton
are right, my dear; it was becanse there was
so nioch owing to, and so little paying to.";
iu tus wgrei ui iitrjes Knere la stiu mora
cause to complain of an evil heart than of a
corrupt world.
Every human feeling is greater and larger
than the exciting caufe.
What ever. Below God. is tha object "stt pur
love, will, at some-time or other, be the mat
ter of bur sorrow, ' ' T'l
All lives have their prose translation as veil
as their ideal meaning.
There are two things tbaUspeak as with
voice from heaven; that be who fills the eter
nal throne must be on tbe side of virtue,, and
that what be befriends must finally prosper
Let him who gropes painfully in darkness
or uncertain light, aad prays vehemently' that
tbe4awa pjay jripen into dayJay the precept
IJelwell.toJhearj: - ! dpfyKhjcl lit, near
?( ffcae' which theu(koowest to be a doty..
"thy second duty' will already have become'
clearer. - - ; - i : .. . :
, vorai leaus bis people,. not as solciers are
led, compact in a body to service; not as a
crowd is led, furious and excited; bnt like a
flock which opens and disperses itself each
feeding according to jts several wish, among
green pastures, or by the side of still and mur.
munng streams, and yet the thepberd watch
ing them all. " . - "i':. -
It had floated aa-ay from bcaeb and bay. .
Oat of tdjrbi ef tower and town.
An atnpty aad a battered boat; . ,
But tbat boat weald not go down. ' '
Tha morn! ng eoaa oa the waters wida,
Aad tba night foil cold and dark.
Yet everon tbe wind and tide
Drifted tbat battered boat.
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: The rail bad puand front its broken mast,
And Ita painted pride was dim,
Tha eatt sea-weed dang roand its bows
Whlob bad keen o abarp aad trim, -Where
ware the marry mates and free
Who had (one with it afloat.
We barer warned; bat the world's wide sea
; Halh liTra like that drifting t
Mres that in early stormshara lost
: Ancber and aat and oar,
. , Aad never, except oa Lethe's snore, '
Can eona to moorings more,
Ont of wbt-se loreleless, trtutlem days,
Tbe hope and heart bars gone .
G:wd sbioa ao down in the stormv seas.
- '- ' Bnt rhoae imtxi boaia diftonl
From toe Knickerbocker Magasine.
Story of a Detective ' Expert." '
-The reader of tbe ' Lost Jewels of Ach-
met Bey,' io a late number of tbe Knicker
bocker, will need no farther inducements to
peruse the following, which proceeds TrorrT the
same pen:. w i:
The eirenmstance which occurred in Cairo
to which i alluded .in my accounts of the re
covery of the jewels of AchmetBey, happen
ed in this wise :. , - " '
' ,1 had been to Petra and Mount Sinai, and
bad reached I airo, f it route for apper Egypt. ,.
Departing from my regular custom of sleeping "
at a Kaban, I put up at Sheppard's Hotel, de
termined to, attooefor past fatigue by a fort
oighta rest, ; Our; caravan; arrived late in the
evening, and when I set down to tea I . found
bat one companion. He was a large and
rather handsome Englishman, whose gigantic .
frame and ruddy countenance evidently bespoke '
a traveler f.r pleasure and not health. ..The
osaal courtesies of strangers passed . between
ns on meeting4and it was not until we were
nearly through oar meaV'tbat active conversa
tion was commenced. ' '
Finding our taste somewhat similar, and be
ing much prepossessed in his favor, at my so
licitation . he accompanied me to my room,
where there was a good fire, more for appear-'
ance sake than necessity, and soon being in
volved in a dense cloud of Latakia, (for wbich ;
my heart now sighs. J we nnfolded oar several
histories-'. ' . '" ';' :'.""' ' ,. "" ' '
H e had for some years been the chief detecV
tive'in a large English city; having grown
weary of his calling, and possessing some prop"'
erty.be had determined to travel. ''Not, as
be bluntly and honestly confessed, ' becanse he
was a scbolur. atd wished to see that of which
he had read, bnt because be simply wished to
enlarge his views, and enjoy himself!' He en
tertained me until, long after midnight, with
detailed accounts of the adventures and diffi
culty be hsd experienced in ferreting ont of
fenders, although be frankly confessed tbat it
was an unpleasant amusement, soon turned in
to on poetical degraded feeling of spy-like
drudgery. About one o'clock we separated,
promising to devote tbe next day to sight see-'
iBg 1 offering as ao inducement, knowledge of
the language, which would preclude the neces
sity' of jotber guides than our donkey boys. '
Two3ortbree days of pleasant 'companion
ship bad rapidty'flown, during which much
was accomplished, when the servant who broV
fresh water to me in the morning, ac bed il I
had heard of the murder : In answer to my list
less inquiries, he told me that Ibrahim, the
cohb!er,; was missing, and that there had been
enough blood found on tbe floor of his room
to guarantee the belief that wbere-ever be was,
be was not alive. 1 This was all be knew, and I
thought little more on the subject until break
fast time.-'' i i; -';'-; J . '
TbompsonT-eo.I shall call- my friend was
already seated, when 1 reached the table, and
after bidding me good morning, he asked me ,
tbe Euglish, also American question, -
What news f - i A -. :-
It 'would appear,' I replied, that they have .
had a murder or 'abduction .case ' during tbe
uigbt, for oar old friend of whom yoa bought
your red-slippers, bas disappeared.' -t . '.''
If, instead of murdering him, tbey bad
made bin wear a pair of hia own slippers for
an hoar -or two, 1 think they -would have pan-
ished him bad enough,? said Thompson, who, '
the dajf before, had been heroically enduring "
a pan- of Tnrkish shoes; ;
1 After' we had finished our meal, I propoa
ed l be Pyramids or the palace of Abbas Pasha,
(which Jatter was not then compleied.
Thompson said his feet were too much blist
ered tq walk round ' the cariosities,' and pro -posed
we should visit the bouse where the
murder 'was committed, and, said he; "si :"
' Perhaps I can give yoa a hint ot two on
circumstantial evidence, which will prove use
ful to yon some day.' ' So saying, he limped
ont pf the hotel, I following; and we were
soon cantering gaily toward the bazaars.
When" we reached the house, which was in
the thickest part of tbe Tahao Bazaar, a large
crowd had already assembled, and the secreta
ry of the Pasba was loudly vociferating and
calling upon them to disperse;
Thompson seemed to forget his lameness, for
dismounting, he plowed a path to 'the house,
I - following in his furrow. Watching , his
chance, when the secretary was engaged, in
laying down.the.law lo the rqot persistent,
he poshed open . the door , and walked in
and quietly closing it, leaving none within its
trails, but . ourselves. The sight to me was al
most sickening; and to divert my thoughts I
was abont peering into the closets, when my
1 companion balled me to stop.
I hj?Qbot;fpuj$pojlh)rtg,'Ji$ said, here is a
rare chance to show you. that all my. adven
tures were not idle talk. 1 I will guarantee
tbat if yoa .will, interpret for me that I will find
out who? did this deed.'! - j I '
'I looked at him in astonishment. His
keen eye was rapidly scanning the room and
idflibly traDsferring to his memory all il rested
on- .' r ,.; i
'We shall not long remaim undisturbed here,
and, therefore, don't say any thing to mei bnt
note every thing, however minute, about tbe
place and we will talk it op afterward. ''
I obeyed bis instructions. In about half an
boar the crowd bad been dispersed, and tbe
latch was drawn. At the noise we both look
ed op. It was tbe secretary who entered, with
a broom in his hand; I paid little attention to
bis looks, however; my friend paid more Tbe
secretary was a little startled at finding two
Franks in his dwelling, and he seemed heated
and, fatigued with bis contest with the people I
outside; he however. aked as to be seated.and
apologized for his having no refreshments to
offer as. He did not ask us our business, as tsj
tne cuswm among tneunentais,aiinougniney
always conch the inquiry in such terms as to
maxe it appear an act oi.tnenaiy interest nun-
,nan cnosity. Aitnougn ne aid not asx
me, it seemea so natural lo roaite some re-
mark eoncerning bur affairs, 1 asked Thompson
wnal excuse we sneulJ oner for our intrusion
- t en Dim, repue ne, -tuat we are going "
uiscuver toe murderer, alter me E,ngnso piuu;
J' . t ... .'1 Jl' . . c . i r. i- l t 1
that we would likehim to recommend nstotbe
Pasha, as being excellent diviners.' '
Although I was somewhat troubled to find
the requisite words in which to frame this el
oqnent address, I managed in some maimer to
convey the idea to him, and with abundant
assurance that he wb'ild exert bis influence
with the Pasha in our behalf; we left him.
After taking a ride for an hour or two long-
er.we returned and enjoyed a siesta before din
ner. ' I took a little walk ronnd the square
wbich is in front of the hotel, and then went
to my friend's room. I found bim drawing,
at the table, and, without looking ap, be push
ed a piece of paper before me, and asked me
to draw a plan of the room in which tbe trag
edy took p'ace. . " , ' ,
Oc comparing them , they were found to
agree io general; but in detail, bis was much
more exact than mine.
He tben drew two chairs before the fire,and
after clapping his hands in the hall to summon
a servant, be ordered some of Alsop'a East
India, which though less poetical than sher-
hert, is far more satisfactory. We lighted oar
cherry handled cliibouks, and drew comfort
.rum lue.r nmucr ...uulu p,Bce8.
Ana now. saia i nompon, aiter we nao sat
awnue m suence, -wnat ao you remember
aoo it ine room, and waat things attracted
vonr special attention ? '
, I gave him all the observations I had made,
without skipping, asl thought, the most triv
ial thing.'. Wh a I bad ended, be praised my
power of noticing, and said he thought a fe
lecsons would make me an adept. . Then, re
filling bis pipe, he told me his views as follows
I only omit such things as we talked np and
discarded as irrevelant
' ' I noticed that the house was at one end of
a small street, although, it fronted oa the Ba
zaar; t ere was no occupied bouse in front of
it, and tbe shop on either side, I remember
were closed at night ' In tbe rear there are
no bouses wnose winnows command iDramms
dwelling. I noticed that the house was com
posed of the room in which we were and the I
loft above. Now, tbat loft has not been open
ed within a week at least , as the cobwebs were
as thick ronnd it as tbey are round tbe month
of a parish poor box. . Now, as the man must
have slept somewhere, he slept in that room.
and perhaps was sping when his assassin
entered I observed in the corner of the room
a mat and some pillows, wbich bad not been!
disturbed; and the only evidence I have that
he was sleeping, was the evident adjustment
of those three ottomans. Now a man is nev
er murdered at least very eeldom--except
from covetousness, jealousy, or hatred for.au
injury done; insanity l iook npon as a mere
make shift used by clever counsellors to,div.ertl
tbe aw from its true coarse; although so pop
alar has tbe doct rine become tbat the word
murder seems to be defined unpunishable in
sanity. But tbat is getting out of onr subject,
In this enlightened eonntry, where it is no bb
ject for a man to be insane, we may reduce
our inquiries to the three causes before men
And tbe first let ns take npjeal
ousy. .
Was the man handsome? was he even
passably good looking? was he attractive ?
What think yoa
TO'tne, I replied, he appeared to be none
or these 7 " "
Very well, continued Thompson, 'at best
these are bnt suppositions; we will find out
to-morrow in a quiet way, a great, deal more
abont him.. .Yoa think, then, we might dis-
miss jealousy ?' J
'1 do. :,..,.! -f
'Then to my mind, he either had something
worth coveting or else he bad done some one!
a real or supposed injury, and this was his
revenge. From my experience, I am much
inclined to favor this idea, and here s re my
reasons: he seemed to be a poor man; had he
been a Jew, we might have found him work
ing hard, notwithstanding immence.so to speak,
latent wealth. Then, again, tbe Turks are an
extremely jealous people, and from the way
this murder was conducted, I am disposed to
think the culprit one of that nation. Here,
again, however, in mind, two ideas - clash;
have some leason to think the offender a Bed
a wee; and if I am correct, would be willing to
bet, from your description of their character,
tbat rapacity was their object; had it been night and murdered the victim to get the
revenge, a less open place would have been se- money back. All we wanted was bis coofes
lected. ' To farther this opinion, that it was sion. We. arranged that Thompson was to
covetousness of treasure, to which we' are
ascribe the deed, I would call attention to the
room once more Do yon remember tbat there
was a pile of clothing in one corner nndistnrb
ed, although jthe three ottomans bore marks
of a person having reclined on them ? Now,
wny were tbese ctotbse not ased? Yon know
an inhabitant of tbese climes, even in the hot-
lest weather, covers himself completely when
ne sieeps. May we not argue from this cir
cumstance, nowever slight, that be did not in
tend to compose himself to sound sleep.
we most look for a strong one, for this peo-
pie are noi easily caused to forego rest What
I . . .. a . . I
motive stronger than on account of treasure
au -i.-L.j -ii w ... . . t
s iid uiuuu uwiicu nrouoa me a pari mem
U- 1-. al .
uuw m BiruKifie, lutj mail W88 not fiorjndl
aaieep; ue near, me assassin enter; be mingles
. ".u uau waKitig ureanis,
tuunKiii ui .treasure arouses aim ana necopesl
wiiu ma Buverwry. ne is at disadvantage,
however, and is at length overcome.'.
Thompson stopped; and after sitting, each
absorbed in his own thoughts, we separated
for the night.'" ' f" '." ,;
. . Early the next day ire went into tbe bazaar,
and found the Pasha's secretary holding forth
to the mulitude on the probable and improb
able manner by which the deceased came to
bis death.' - We pushed into the room, not
heeding his gestures or vociferations to the
contrary. " He was too busy to binder ns
for be bad his bands full outside. : On looking
again at the room, we found a mark under the
bead ottoman,, aa ol a sack or. bag drawn
a-mas the floor; the mark was almost obliter
ated but n was" there nevertheless. The track
waa a narrow one.,. Now as the object bad
been dragged, it most have been heavy, and as
twMilnarrowtrBcki: ,he mind caught tie
idea pf d money bag at once. So far. so good.
r WM Jookw anrter the ottoman to see if
the . an - treasnre 0f the same sort
nt,, ,n,,ii;nl, hWt' T
dr, -t -t tA U. to be a seal with a
,r . r ,hn.ori it
Read tbe name,' he said.
I did so: Ali Ehn Paoud.'
Po you know such a person? 1
Yes, that's onr friend, the secretary, I will
return it to him now.'-
Are yoa a fool?' said Thompson stopping
me. :; , . . .... ...
I beg your pardon for my haste, bat I was
so excited at seeing that, I did 'not know
what I said,' .....
Tell me this, was that guard on it when
yon found it? '. '
It was.'.' . .. , ..
Where do these folks wear their signets?
'Ronnd their neck by a guard.' ;
'Pid you break this guard; or is it as you
found jt? i. ..i---: -
Asl fonnd it; I was :
' Did yoa get tbat blood on it, or was it
' I had not noticed any, bat if there is any it
was on before.'
Let ns go ' .
We pushed out, and the secrefary was now
as anxiou to slop our retreat, as before to stop
o'ir entrance. With a hnmble salam, and pre-
tenaing not to understand, we rode away.
Thompson told me to direct the boys to guide
t thB eate which leads to the Tombs of
tho-Me,naluks. , I did so and we were soon
standing by tbe weezen faced porter. Thomp
son stopped, and turning to me said :
' Give the man a piaster, and tell him I lost
an ass night before last, pretty late with a sack
on his bsek. ' '
I did so. The porter whose wit was sharp
ened by the bribe, asked what color the ass
was. - ''' '
I interpreted to Thompson
Tell him that all beasts are of the same
color at higbt, and then ask him over npain.'
f did so. ."The porter was a little ruffled by
the species of answer I gave, and pettishly
replied: - -
But one beast passed here after night, and
hatwaga horee with Uo , 80 I don't
. anvthine about vonr ass.'
,' Ask 5f he did npt "g0 throngb without an
t ' .:. tJ .,. . . '
- Thn nnrt. wft9 .,: on bis heel, bnt tbe
sight of an other piaster brought him back,
- r - . o
altongh it did not quite smooth his ruffled dig
nity, so he only answered, By the secretary's
own order." Why ? . .
Thompson now took bis turn at notanBwer
ing, and rode toward the bazaars. I now be
gan to see what be was driviug at.
When we came to a cobblers stall, just
ronnd the corner from Ibrahim's, Thompson
dismounted, and with the blandest manner pos
8ible inyj,ed mft to.come np with him and sit
b tbe cobbler, and traffic for a pair of slip
After taklng pjpeg j-lhe cost of which
is included in your bill of shoesj and mt-king
his purchase, Thompson proceeded to a sys
tematic bot unnoticed pumping. We gleaned
from it that the departed Ibrahim was not a
man to cause jealousy, and bad never for thir
ty years hurt any by word or deed; and that
on the dav of bis mnrder, be had sold tbe sec
retarysome lands, and had been paid for them.
I and that in the evenimr. when the secretary
I had gone to take a receipt, he found the poo
man dead.which fact he did not give out un
m morning, for fear of creating a disturbance.
1 1 asked the man whv he had not borne wit
Dess to these facts.; He said his opinion was,
that a Bedawee had. murdered the man for
his money he was known to possess at that
time, and ' perhaps tbe same Bedawee might
mnrder me,, who knows?' and with a pious
I shake of the head he began a new topic.
' Cutting tbe interview short, we rode to onr
rooms to consult,. and heard on onr way thitb
er at one of the Kans, tbat the Pasha's secre-
tary bad offered a reward for the discovery of
the murderer.'
On our arrival at Sheppard's we retired to
m7 room and discussed the case at large.
Thompson said he would line to bring matters
to a better close, bnt had determined to go
with a party of his friends on to Suez that
night On deliberation, we determined to
I send the. secretary a 'notice to call,' I sum
I mooed tbe waiter, and quickly wrote the note.
I To oar mind the evidence was complete; it
sbwoed that the secretary bad bought lands
of Ibrahim, paid, for them, and tben bad gone
tot pronounce tbe sentence. He told me that
the fact inuBt be made public, and tbat as be
was to leave Egypt that oight I might take
- all honor in the morning. For,' said he, 'by
that time my sentence will be executed.' He
refused to enlighten me any farther.
- In about an hour, the secretary walked in
rubbing his hands aud looked rather flushed,
( perhaps from rapid riding J Every thing I
- 1 said to him was at Thompson's dictation
- Requesting him. therefore, to dismiss bis at
tendants, with which wish he immediately
complied, we bid bim be seated,
Through me Thompson said : Yon bave
? offered a reward lor the discoverv of Ibrahim's
murderer: aiulri-zht?'
i O
-v. i
I Jo. lU Bl 3,
. U fcnow who he is, and draw ap a con-
we tract' will yoa sign and seal it?"
Iwiilsign it.'
' And seal it loo ? '
' Impossible 1 '
'Why so?'
The man's tact did not fail him; he replied:
'that, his seal was worn oat, and was now be
ing re cut."
. 'Very well; I know who the murdeer was
and if you will sign the contract, I will seal it
with this.' Here Thompson produced the
seat -
The secretary, wretched man, paled and
blushed alternately; he was speechless. , I in
terpreted for Thompson here aa quickly as
I could, (for I dreaded to hear the guilty
man speak) as follows :
'Ton were paying him his just due ; you .
went lohis bouse; yoa robbed and murdered
bim; yon placed bin body in sacks and drove
them by night into the desert ; you thought
yoa were not discovered; yoa see the'blood on
that rignet; blood will not be silent; that be
trayed yon.
I ceased. He was dumb; he did not en- .
deavor to recover tbe ring. We sat in silence
some time. At last tie raised bis head and,
' I did not wish to kill him '
' I believe you," responded Thompson, ' and
now listen to your sentence. As yet wo three
are all who know of the deed.', Here the
poor fellow's eye brigb'ened, qiickly to be
dimmed. Send for the money you look, and
bave it here, in this room, in one short hair
hour; if yoa are here one instant later, all
Cairo shall know of the deed.' .
He gHZd vacantly at ns for a moment and
then ran down stairs. We heard his horses ,
hoofs dash rapidly across tbe road. I asked
not any farther explanation from Thompson,
he sat in silence;" and I knew that a few .
minutes more would bring the last act of the
tragedy on the at age. -
Punctually and panting, Ah Ebu Daoud
was back with the blood-stained treasure.
Bnt instead of half an hour, an age seemed to
have left its withering blight upon his features
as he stood to hear the rest.
You have killed a man; one of Allah's
beines,' said the j'idge; 'yoa have restored the
treasure; instead of death this is your sentence:
Before the sun this day sets, yoa must leave
Cairo, never again to return. . As tbe morning
gun is fired in the citadel, all Cairo must know
the author of this horrid deed. Go!'
He gave us one look, a look that will haunt
me forever, and iben left as, wirb the mark of
Cain on his forhead, a rained man. ' What
became of him I know not. Thompson and I
parted, perhaps. forever, that night; he tn go
India by tbe way of Suez, I to np the Nile in
in a few days.
The next day, by Thompson's instructions, .
I ferreted out the next of kin, and restored to
bim that to which he was heir, and gave him
all tbe particulars of tbe sentence of the cnl
prit. Great was the excitement when the
secretary was found missing tbe next day, and
great was the grief manifested when the au
thor of the dark deed was discovered.
My fame was nncomfortbly great, when it
was known that I had been in some degree
tbe means of discovering and banishing tbe
offender. So greatly wast I inconvenienced,
that I hnrried my upward Nile voyage. Gar
det was not at all pleased at my not having
said anything to birr till it was all over, but a
good natured soul tbat be was, it did not dis
turb his equanimity long.
' And thus ends the mystery of Ibrahim, the
Marshfibxd. Daniel Webster's late resi
dence lies about 12 miles np the coast, next to
Boston from Plymouth. It was formerly called
Thomas' Farm, containing some thousands of
acres. The mansion bouse is a plain, what
is called gambreled building, and in many of
its details remains as its great master left it
Here is his fine library, with his books and
pictures as he had them arranged when he
died. . Here also in his hunting room, with bis
fishing tackle and bis sea-clothes," old slouched
bat, and bis sailor's boots and jackets. It is
told bow - be delighted to go alone on
the great deep, ard hold converse with wind
and wave, and talk with the thunders as if they
were his elder brothers. . At Dartmonth Col
lege, failing to obtain some devoted prize, he
took the ordinary diploma, and tore it to
pieces, saying to the students around him,' My
industry may make me a great man, but this
miserable parchment cannot.' This was a text
of which bis whole life was tbe sermon Cor.
of the Pfebylerian.
Pr. Johnson used to say that a habit of look
ing at the best side of every e vent is far better
than a tbonsand pounds a year. Bishop Hail
qnaiutly remarks, ' For every bad there might
be a worse ; and wben one breaks his leg, let
bim be thankful it was not bis neck! When
Fenelon's library was on fire, ' God be praised,
he exclaimed, ' that it is not the dwelling of
some poor man T This is the trne spirit of sab
mission one of the most beautiful traits that
possess the human heart
A young lady, a Miss T., from Lockport,
N Y., passed through Milwaukieone day last
week, on her way to St Paul, to meet her be
trothed and fulfil her engagement to be mar
ried. . Between H stings and St. Paul, the
La Crosse Republican says, she met the down
ward stage, which had tbe corpse of her in
tended husband. This she did not learn until
she arrived at St. Paul, where she hired a liv
ery and started back to overtake the stage.
She overhauled tbe stage at Wabasbaw, and
took charge Of the remains of her lover. She
pat-bed through that city last Thursday night
on her way home. She was a brave girl, and
bore her crushing sorrow by having a faithful
hope in the future. The Republican says the
livery man of St. Paul only charged her $50
for taking her to Wabashaw.
Fashionable Lifr. Elizabeth Fry, while liv.
ing an early life of gayeiy and worldlinesa
wrote: 'I feel, by experience, how much enter
ing into tbe world hnrts me. Worldly company,
I think, injures me: it excites a false stimulus,
sucb as love of pomp, pride, vanity, jealousy,
and ambition; it leads me to think about dress,
and such trifles; and when oat of it we fly to
novels and scandal, or something of that kind
for amusement and entertainment
There is a Turkish law tbat a man, for ev
ery falsehood be utters, shall have a red mark
set on his house. . If such a law were In force
in the United Slates, we fear that some peo
ple who build fine houses might have their
p linting done with no expense except to their
character and oonciences.
-.. .Front tba Alantic Monthly for April.
Along tba frosen lake she eomes
In linking era eenta, light and fleet; -.
The iee-imprimned Undine hnms
A welcome to her little fact.
I see the Jannty hat, the pi a me ; i
Swerve bh-d-hke to tbe jnyons gale, ,
The ebeeka lit np to burning bloom,
Tha yoang eyes sparkling through the veD.
. The quick breath parts her lsughing lips,
Tha white neck shines through tossing enrls;
Her vesture gently sways and dips. '
As on aba speeds in sheU Uka whorls.
Hen stop and smile to sea her go;
Tbey gasa. they smile in pleased surprise; '
They ask her name; they long to show
Some silent friradsblp in their eyes.
She glances not; she psssss on; ' ' ' '
, Her steely footfall quicker rings; -
r. Phe guesses not tbe henison '
Which follows her en wireless wings.
Smooth bs her ways, secore her tread ;
Along tbe devious lines of lifc,
From grace to grace i ucceative led,
A noble maiden, nobler wife. ' '
Letter from Osr Own Correspondent
Columbus, March 2$, 1859. '
Bit. Demeerat.
The facts and disclosures in relation to tbe
Report on the Treasury defalcation," are be
coming decidedly interesting. Mr. Bliss, Mr.
Delano, and others implicated by tbat Report,
are publishing rejoinders which show op the
partisan and partial character of it, in a very
edifying manner. Bat the most remarkable
aud scorching disclosures on the subject were
those contained in the State Journal a few
mornings since, being mainly extracts from tbe
official correspondence between Morgan, State
Auditor, and Edgerton, Transfer Agent, da
ring the whole time that Breslin was Treasu
rer of State. This correspondence discloses
the fact, plain as noon-day, that those func
tionaries were fully aware of tbe embarrass
ments and defalcation of Breslin, during bis
term, and tbat they themselves resorted to
various shifts to cover np the defalcation, and
gave the Treasurer fiom exposure some of
which measures were fully as illegal and rep
rehensible, in every sense, as any resorted to
by the Treasurers themselves, to accomplish
the same purpose. Tbe ase of the Seneca
Bank Bonds, by Gibson, as a temporary expe-
ient to raise means for paying the semi annu
al interest of the public debt, has all along
been considered the worst featjre of Gibson's
conduct iu the affairand has always effectually
shnl tbe mouths of his warmest friends.' Yet
these disclosures show that Auditor Morgan
and Agent Edgerton used for the same par-
pose securities just as sacred, in 'defiance of
of law just as imperative, as tbat universally
acknowled to be indefensible by the friends of
Gibson. '.-' ' '"' ' : ' "
No editor of a Republican paper in the
State, I trust, will fail to show np in black and
white, this complicity of Morgan and Edger
ton, with tbe defalcation of Breslin, and their
unlawful nse of funds and securities, for the
purpose of 'raising tbe wind,' temporarily, to
hide the defalcations of Breslin. Not as ao
pology for the same coarse of Gibson, by any
means; no one, tbat I am aware of, wishes to
excuse his illegal transactions in the least ; but
to show the immaculate parity of the control
ling members of the commission, and the can
did and impartial manner in wbich tbey dis
charged their duties I
Let the fact also be 'kept before the world,'
that these men, Morgan and Edgerton, not
withstanding the state of things shown by tbese
disclosures, supported Breslin for a re election
1856 Morgan running with him on the
same ticket for re-election as Auditor I '
And these gnilty men, of all otheis in tbe
State, are chosen by the Legislature, f nncon
stitntionally appointed, to make an exposition
of transactions in which they themselves are
thus implicated and to spread before the
world all the facts in relation thereto. And
most faithfully to their party and their own
reputation most treacherously to the people
of the State, bave they fulfilled the purpose
of their selection and appointment I
Tbe party hereabout are struck 'dumb, al
most, by tbese disclosures. Yoa may havo
noticed the defence which the Statesman
makes for tbeir friends of the commission.
Tbey do not presume to deny the authenticity
of the documents wbich appear in judgment
against them that they cannot .do, as the
documents are all of record. : Bnt, says the
immaculate editor of the Statesman, thee
documents were all on file, and tbe facts were
all the same, wben Gov. Chase selected Mor
gan . to investigate the fraud, at tbe first dis
closure of tbe defalcation I This is the meas
are of the defence of Morgan acd Edgerton,
by the organ of their party ! There is this
very essential difference between tbe appoint
ment of Morgan by tbe Governor, and by the
Legislature, to perform the eame service: The
Governor appointed bim, constitutionally and
in pursuance of law, to make a trne and full
disclosure, not knowing his complicity- with
the fraud, although tbe evidence of it was on
file in the Auditor's office: Tbe party in tbe
Legislature appointed him, in the face of the
Constitution, to make a partisan Report, and
mistify the fraud, knowing his gnilt and com
plicity with it And Mr. Morgan was the
very man to refuse the first appointment, for
the first mentioLed purpose, and to accept the
other appointment for the other purpose I
The printed Report of the Committee, with
out the accompanying testimony and docn
ments, made its appearance yesterday. Tbe
copies to be printed with the documents, can
h rdly be ont of press under two or three
weeks from tbe present time. Meantime, the
4th of April is fixed npon for the final ad
adjournment. The joint committee to which
the subject waB referred, has yet made no re
port as to what action will be taken in relation
to it; and there ia no indication from any
source, of any action tbat it is proposed to
take. Whether the party have given it np
as a matter that is not likely to help them
through tbe next campaign or whether they
will at the last moment spring upon the Leg
islature and tbe publio some desperate meas
are in relation to it, remains to be disclosed.
It seems now quite impracticable for tbeni to
complete the ot her necessary business and ad
journ by the 4;h proximo. They can certainty
only do it by tbe iqdi-finile postponement pf a
great portion of the bills now before .them)
The Senate has indefinitely postponed 'the
bill Irom thn House, restoring the Canal Con.
tracts to those who were deprived of them by
the decision of the Supreme Court ; All the
Republicans, and a number of Pemocrats,;vo
ted for tbe postponement ' The central and
metropolitan "organs of tbe party, the States
man aud Enquirer.) are down npon tbe Dem
ocratic Senators who voted for the postpone
ment, with decided vengeance..' Messrs. Lang-.
don and Thomas, Senators from Hamilton
Qbunty.'.are pcrticularly subjected fo the ve y'
Oin of those organs. . ' . : ".,."' .
-Senator CenBeld s bill to resume and com
plete iTGeological Survey of tbe State, has
passed the Senate by a constitutional majori
ty. , I bave no means of predicting its fate in
the other House. . .' f :;. J3
A bill to prevent swine from running at
large, has passed and become a law; bat I am
unacquainted with the special provisions of it
Tbe above ate all the measures of general
interest tbat bave been consummated since my
last tetter. ' ' : - ''"
The weather has been nnusnalty tnild thro'
the month of March, and vegetation is very
far adoanced for the season.. Every thing now
promises an unusually productive season for
grain and frnit of all kinds, in this region; but
the fruit has yet to stand the test of the April
aud May irosts. , .. i ,. : ,
Yours, troty, BEN.
Ninevah was fifteen miles long, eight wide
and forty miles aronnd, with a wall one hun
dred feet high, and thick enongh for the char
iots abreast Babylon was fiftv miles witbin
the walls,' which were seventy five feet thick,
and four hundred feet high, with one hundred
brazen gates, The temple of Diana, at Ephe
sus, was. four hundred and twenty feet to the
support of the roof. . It was a hundred vears
in buildintr. The largest of the nvramtda ia
foar hundred and eighty one. feet high, and six
hundred and fifty-three on the sides; its base
covers eleven ac:es. The stones are ahont
thirty feet in length, and the layers are three
hundrednd eighty. It employed three hun
dred and thirty .tbonsand men io building.
The labrynth in Egypt contains three hundred
chambers and two hundred and fifty halls.
Thebes, in Egypt, presents ruins twenty-seven
miles -round. ' Athens 'was twenty-five miles
roand. and contained three hundred and fifty
thousand citizens, and four hundred thousand
slaves. The temple of Pelphos was so rich in
donations that it was plondred of five hundred
thousand dollars, and Nero carried away from
it two hundred statues. The walls of Rome
were thirteen miles round.
On Thursday afternoon last, a gentleman
walked into an Insurance office on Walna t
street, Philadelphia, and asked to see tbe Sec
retary. Upon that person making himself
known, tbe stranger said, "Sir, yon are a scoun
drel; yon have insulted my wife, and I am go
ing to whip yon." He thereupon seized tbe
Secretary by the hair and struck bim several
violent blows in the face before the others
in the office could interfere. "i
A " Preadful Steamboat Explosion,' is tbe
rare heading in an English paper, giving an
account of tbe explosion of tbe Black Eagle
tow boat, at Cardiff, Wales.killing four or five
persons and wounding seven. The steamer
wag blowing off at a very hih pressure,' and,
in order to hear tbe instructions of the captain,
the man at the engine placed his hand on the
safety-valve to keep it down. : ;. The steamer
instantly blew np. . ) . i , a
' The Boston Journal has been reviewing
the probabilities of all the prominent candi
dates of all parties for a Domination for the
Presidency, and it arrives at the conclusion
that Gov. Banks ' occupies a very strong post
lion.' Exchange.
Tbe Massachusetts discrimination between
naturalised and native citizens, which we may
fairly presume Gov. Banes has encouraged, ia
so unjust and odious that his position -ea a
probable candidate for the Presidency
amounts, to nothing. - He may. do to talk
abont in New England, where bigotry flourish
es ander various forms, but in the fiee wide
West, a, candidate with more enlarged and
liberal views will be required..
' The Trinitarian Church ob Fourth street
New Bedford, was broken into by a party of?
villians, who gathered a lot of hymn books in
the vestry and set fires to them. While tbey
were at work an alarm of fire was sounded
from the cboreh itself, by the running down
of the weight of the town 'dock, and the in
cendiaries fled.; That clock should be exam
ined. The Church tbat Bounds its own alarm
at . the right moment, independent of any
human volition, may be held to be especially
watcoea over. .
Slavery m Or soon. We observe Id read
ing tbe prceedings in the Oregon Legislature .
of last winter, that persistent effort is being
made to establish slavery in tbat State,
through the enactment of positive law for itt
protection. It is very singular that the slave
power should be so active in the high latitudes
The straggle that it has made in Oregon, has
been more vigorous than io California, If
there is a particle of truth in the theory of the
usefulness of slave labor in tbe tropica, sorely
Oregon is not a fit spot to become a nigger
dom. . : i . a
Pratkr. Devotion is tbe sole asylum of
human frailty, and the sole support of heaveo
1 perfection it is the golden chain of anion
between heaven and earth. Who has never
prayed can never conceive; and he that hat
prayed as he ought, can never forget hew mac
is to be gained by prayer. Dr. Young,
Procrastination Near the close of hie
lite, Patrick Henry laid his hand bo the Bible,
and said to a friend. Here kt a book worth
more than all others; yet it is my mUfortan
never to have read it with proper attention un
til lately.' William Pitt, wben he came to die.
said ; ' I fear that I have, like many others, off
tected my religions duties too much to have
any ground to hope that tbey can heffoattios
on my death-bed.' .
M.! .

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