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For the Bugle. Address to Northern Freemen. t Ye Xorlliern Freemen, rise ye up . In all your niihiy strength and pride; No longer drink the bitter cup Of Slavery "i foul ami sick'ning tide; No longer move nitli lapid strido To crush your brelhrr n o tlie dust Their cms and ti ara no more deride, Nor give them o'er to Slavery's trust. Ye sturdy Nurthmcn, bear no yoke, And spurn the clanking clinin away; Heed not tlie politician's croak The heartless minion of a day: Hut hold yourselves in firm array Against this monster, crying sin, The hand of ruin yo can stay, Let Freedom's buttle now begin. Hear ye that stricken mother';) cry, As from her breast her balm is torn ? And ean ye now stand roolly by, And see it to the monster borne.? Of freedom's spirit are ye shorn, That ye delay to give your aid, And let this suffering mother mourn O'er her fond hopes in darkness laid? Then rise ye up, If ye can feel For the chained captive's grievous wrong, Not by the aid of martial steel But strike a more derisive Mow, By giving cv'ry one. t know That he 6hould labor all he can The gift of freedom to bestow, And elevate his brother man. A. Cincinnati, May 8th, 1848. What might be Done? BY CHARLES MACKAY. What might be done, if men were wise What glorious deeds, my suffering brother, Would they unite, In love and right, And cease their scorn of one another? Oppression's heart might he imbued With kindling drops of kindness, And Know ledge pour, From shore to shore. Light in the eyes of mental blindness. All Slavery, Warfare, Lies, ind Wrong, All Vice and Crime might die togi lhi-r ; ! And wins and corn To each man born 1 lie free as warmth in summer weather. The meanest wretch that ever trod, The deepest sunk in guilt and burrow, Might stand erect In self-respect And share the teeu.ing world to-morrow. What might he done? 77n's might be done, And more than this, my suffering brother, More than the tongue E'er raid or sung, If men were wise and loved each oilier. j , I i I I ! 1 ' I I ' Idleness. BY N. P. WILLIS. " Idleness is sweet and sacred." Waller Savage l.undur. ' When yon havo found a day to be idle, be idle fur a day. "When you have met with three cups to dunk, drink yuur three cups." Chinese I'ncl. The rain is playing its soft pleasant tune Fitfully on the skylight, and the shade Of the fast-flying clouds across my hook Passes with delicate change. My merry firo Sings cheerfully to itself; my musing rat I'urrs as she wakes from her unquiet bleep, And looks into my fire :s if she felt Like me the gentle influence of the rain. Here I have sat since morn, reading some times, And sometimes listening to the raster fall Of the large drops, or ricing with the stir (if an unbidden thought, have walked awhile With the slow steps of indolence, tny room, And then sat down composedly again To my quaint book of olden poetry. It is a kind of idleness, I know ; And I em said lo b an idle man And it is very true. I love to go Out in the pleasant sun, and let my eye Hest on the human faces that pass by, Each with its gay or busy interest: And then 1 muse upon their lot, and read Many a lesson in their changeful cast, And so grow kind of heart as if the bight Of human beings were humanity. And I ain better after it, and go More gratefully to my rest, and feel a love Stirring my heart lo every living thing, And my low prayer has more humility. And 1 sink lightlier to my dreams and this, 'Tis very true, is only idleness ! I love to go and mingle wilh the young In the gay festal room when every heart Is beating faster than the merry tune, And their blue eyes are restless, and their lips Parted with eager joy, and their round cheeks Flushed with the beautiful motion of tlie dance. And I can look upon such things, and go Hack to my solitude, and dream bright dreams For their fast coming years, and speak of them Earnestly in my prayer, till I am glad With a benevolent joy and this, I know, To the world's eye is only idleness ! And when the clouds pass suddenly away, And the blue sky is like a newer world. And the sweet growing things forest and flower. Humble and beautiful alike are all Breathing up odors to the very heaven Or when the frost has yielded to the sun In the rich autumn, and the filmy mist Lies like a silver lining on the sky. And the clear uir exhili rates, and life Simply, is luxury and when the hush Of twilight, like a gentle sleep, steals on, And the birds settle lo their nests, nnd slurs Spring in th upper sky, and there is not A sound thut u ml low mid uiusisal At all these pleasant seasons I go out With my first impulse guiding me, and take Woodpath or stream, or slope by hill or vale, And in my recklessness of heart, stray on, Glad with the birds, and silent with the leaves, And happy with the fair and blessed world Arid this, 'tis true, is only idleness! And I should love to no tin to the akv. And course the heavens, like stars, that float away L pnn the gliding clouds that have no stay In their swift journey and 'twouid be a jny to walK the chambers of the deep, and tread The pearls of its untrodden floor, and know The tribes of the unfathomable depths Duellers beneath the pressure of a sea ! And I should love to issue wilh the wind On a strung errand, and o'erswupp the earth With the broad 'continents anil islands gruen, Like tn the passing of a spirit on! And this, 'tis true, were only idleness! MISCELLANEOUS. The Young Merchant's Wife: The Young Merchant's Wife: OR, The Young Merchant's Wife: OR, THE SECRET OF SUCCESS. I ' I like her !' exclaimed a young man, w ills I no inconsiderable degree of ardor. ' iiut can you support her in tliesijlo to j whielt she has been accustomed 1 It costs Miinirlhing to get married now a-days. We j nave to ucgin w litre uur tamers enucu, saiu i companion. ' True, Ned ; if she would only Lcin with me why, she's poor herself.1 ' Yes, and proud too; the fact is, women i require to much wailing upon, or fashion re- : quires li so many servants, ju.t such a Mylo of living l lib. l, for my part, I have given up all thoughts of marry in''.' Ned said this with some bitterness, as it he had good reason for lee ling it. .My business is good,' pursued the other, intent upon his own affairs; 'uncle thinks my prospects very fair, if I live prudently it costs a round sum at thu hotel 1 might support a snug little establishment at the same expense.' ' Yes, if snug little establishments were in the fiishinu, Charley.' 'Shu is amiable and intelligent ; she must be economical, because she always has been obliged to be,' declared Charley, abruptly stopping as if a new thought struck him. 'I'erliaps so but will ou butii bu indc ' pendent enough lo begin in v small way ? in fact, to live within your means for If you intend to get along in the woild, you must live w ilhiii your means. ' Weil, it's a pity.' eaid Charley, somc I what damped by the inquiries of hU friend; ' think what quiet charming quarters I might have. I am heartily sick ol the olf hand, bachelor hie we uoiv lead. What!. must 1 wail till 1 makp a fortune before i marry!' ' Or be overhead and cars in debt,' sug 1 gested Ned, 'That will never do!' exclaimed Scott, right earnestly ; and it is to he regretted that every young man dues not make a similar dc I termination with independence and judgment lo keep It. Here loo two came to a turn in the Btreet, where they look dillerent directions. Char ley benl his steps towards thu store, and in no merry mood; Ned 1 know not where. Charles Scott entered his counting-ioom and shut the door; iho business of tlie day was over, the c lerks were beginning to leave, as tiio early shadts of autumn tw ilight were fast gathering round. He stirred open some dying embers, then throw ing himself listless ly into a chair, end placing his feel upon the iron fender, he soon became wonderfully ab sorbed in his own reflections. He was a young man of domestic tastes and excellent , habits, lie remembered with joy his father's j fireside, and all the sweet sympathies ol that I dear home circle, of w hich he was once a ', loved and loving member. They had passed away, and he had long lived upon 1 he cold I bounties of a boarding-house. Ilis heart I yearned wilh unspeakable desire for a place ' to call his ow n, with the delightful peculiar! ' ties, 'iiiy wife,' 'my fireside,' 'my table.' It does not appear to what conclusions Charles I came, or whether ho came to any at all. 1 livening found him at his toilet piepariug fur j a party. ! Long before the hour he was ready, and ! waiting the lardy movement of his watch. 1 hough no one knew better how to fill up niches of time witli something uselul and pleasant, there was now a restlessness of spir it, which refused lo be quieted. He sallied forth into the street, and, alter various lurns, at length bent his steps towards the Clark's; music and mirth met his ear, and bright lights bin amed from the windows. Making his .'reeling lo the l.idius of ihb house, and utter ing a lew agreeable liuisins to those about him, he sought among thu bevies of fair wo men one pretty maiden named Fanny Day. She bade him a welciwie which seemed lo say, 'come hither.' lie stood aloof, in no seeming huny lo seek a place by her bide, already half occupied by another, whilst his eye discerned with keenest scrutiny the tuut cn.Kuiblc of Fanny's dress. Conscious of his earnest, admiring gaze, Fanny seemed to hear the quick beatings of her own heart, and hope, and fear, and love, came and w ent, and went and came, like smiles and shadows, across her spirit. ' A new and splendid silk,' thus run Charley's thoughts, 'thai looks extrava gant ; the bracelet 1 never saw before ; 1 won der if she is fond of such gewgaws ! What is tliat dangling from her hair ! a gold pin or geld tassel 1 should like lo know hew much it cost ;' not very love-like comments, it must be confessed ; but he was looking be yond the betrothed and the bride, lo w hat sig nified a great deal more he was looking fur a 'helpmeet,' one for dark days as well us bright. ' I am, afraid she won't do for me and this is her uncle's house she wilt want to live just so.' .Something like a sigh es caped hint as he walked away to the other side of the room. Fanny watched his depar ture, wondering when he would return; she n-aa m ha uinulil rpliin hr i, ....i i.... i. always had of late. JJut ro return had he only known that Fanny's silk was not a new one; newly turned and newly lined it had indeed been, by her needle and her skill, so as to make it quite as good ns new ; how pru dent and thriliy that was! Ilad he only known the bracelet was a gift two years be fore ; and the gold pin, w hv it was a decora- lion, borrowed lo please his rye; so Fanny was not so culpable alter all. I sav. had i.iuiries known an tins, ha had not st.ived away so strangely and coldly all that live Ion" I vveniiig, while Fuuiry's Uait v,d kinking. ! 1 i ; nnt to he repeated, ' I want you lo understand , exactly my situation how I intended for tin present to live, and what plans we must pur I SU1,. nmst live within my means, and just , f(;uipg out in life, my means are necessarily j tm;l, am liable to the fluctuations of tht j business w orld i we must begin with what : j j 1 I ; 1 Mournfully did a tear gather in her eye, as beheld him depart without a parting glance or farewell word. Charles Seott was not quite satisfied. He reallv loved Fanny, but he Was afraid to mar- rvher. It was not a sicklv. sentimental love. It counted tlie costs and calculated the chan- albeit love, it is said, understands uo arithmetic, and knows no reason. Me had fixed principles ol action nnd settled rules to govern his thoieeof a wife; he did not mean that Invo should laugh him out of them or blind him to their value No, he determined to abide by them. 1 some nine passru away, anu never was a I man more devoted to business. Perhaps he drean'ed of Fanny, but he did not visit her. Heboid a gathering of friends, a pleasant ! little company ; Charles is theru nnd Fanny ! too. lie thought she nevfr looked so charm I ingly, wilh her s;mple braid of hair, nnd her I modest fawn colored dress ; there was some I thing sad . nnd reproachful in her eye; it i smote him to the heart' Dear Fanny, how ! can she interest my coldness ?' was the ques tioning of reluming fondness. I mean to ' see her, nnd be frank with her; and explain .-. 1 1 to her nil my views if she is a girl of sense she cannot but approve; if she is not' audi a contingency remained unprovided for i an excellent resolution Charles, abide by it. It so happened, or was contrived, (love chan ces are not always scrutable,) the two found themselves threading their way alone through the hushed ttrcels nt an early hmir. Now for Charley's resolution yes, he kept it. lint ranny, he continued, with lemarua- 0u sclf-posst ssion, with a few preliminaries we can independently afford no dashing out wilh borrowed capital for me. You must take all these considerations before you an swer. I'erliaps you may feel that you can not cnr.forin to such humble circumstance?. I will not disappoint or deceive you.' At tho moment, Fanny thought bhe could decide instantly for the 6aw only a rosc-tinttd fu ture. Now Fanny listened. Do not decide now, Fanny ; think this all over,' was his parting injunlion, at the close of tiiis long walk, during which, though he bad said a great deal, he had a great deal more lo say 'and then decide carefully and conscientiously. Fanny did think it all over; much that he nao sato was quuo new iu uer. i u e ui.u ried, it must he confessed, had implied to hei mind, what it does lo the mioda of loo manv young ladies, gty visions of wealth and inde pendence, iloing every thing one wishes a lover in a husband, amusements in the parlor. Fanny belonged to that class of females, who, without fortune or expectations, hail heen brought up amid the appliances of wealth. She was i.n orphan and lived in the f.imily of an uncle. With few parlor duties, and none in the kitchen, she had lived an easy, independent life, floating on society, with un tried energies and undeveloped powers. Rich men did not seek Iter, because rich men gen erally seek to increase their wealth wilh mat rimonial cares ; a poor man might fear, nnd justly fear, as Charles Scolt did, hecanse fe males thus educated often shrink from the ex ertions and cares of household employment; they are slow in finding out that hands are made to work with, and they are apt to regard labor as a menial servicp. If young men will do as Charles Scoti did frankly unfold to women their real situation and thtir true in terestexplain to them the use and ihe dig nily of labor encourage and stimulate exer tion, there would be fewer ill-reirulated house holds, nnd thriftless wives. Fanny digest ed the whole matter, weighed il all, and de cided. Heboid not many months afterwards, Fan ny in her new home. It was indeed a snug home, full of comforts and blessings; there was a pleasant little sitting room, with sun I beams and smiles, with Kidderminster and j llao bottoms, unadorned by ottomans or di- vans, astral lamps or marble tables. Her ' kitchen, too, was near by, where Fanny was 1 not ashamed to-pass her morning hours. )o not coinu in the morning, said fanny ' J to a gay acquaintance, you may perhaps (ind me making bread or ironing collars.1 ' Doing your girl's work, ugh !' exclaiming ln.l,. Ylwi ii..V.,H,r Oh, I am my own girl,' replied Fanny, boldly, 'wilh the exception of Nancy Drew, who comes in when I need her. I can make soup, and roast a turkey, and I dare say 1 can teach you a thousand interesting things that you don l know about. Mora did not wish to bo taught. ' 1 really pity Fanny,' said this same Flora, passing by her door one day, weary and dis pirited w ith the frivolities of a series of fash ionable calls. Pity Fanny! she has no need of such pity. Whs bhe not spreading the snowy cloth upon the dinner table, cutting sweet white loaves of her own making, fetching sauce of her own stewing, bringing pits of her own baking, products of her own skill, and did not the hearty, I am glad lo see you, Charley, and her nicely broiled steak quite compensate for iho perplexities of her morning business? 1 rue, ranny had her trials ; the cake did sometimes burn, and the potatoes were not always done but then she did not have the blues they swiftly sped away before early rising and simple employment. She had no lime for yawn or ennui, and never cried out, Oil! 1 am dying for want of exercise!1 her chamber must be cared for, her pantry looked after, and flour to be sifted. Yes, Fanny un derstood how to use her hands. She was a producer as well as a consumer. What de jightlul evenings did they pass together, sew ing and rcadini;, or at a lecture, ur enjoying the society of dear friends. Charley, cheer ful and happy in the consciousness that his receipts exceeded his expenses, was pleased wilh nothing so much as his wife; and Fan- ISCU ny rejoiced in the delightful consciousness of hearing her burden, of contributing her share - -i . i w lauiiiy coinlort, briiovinfr an elasticity ot ?l'irlt amJ vi'r of health, of which the indo- i a,il1 urccupied can hardly conceive fliore man tins, there were blessings this I really cannot atl'ord to do anything,' re plied ihe anxious mistress of a splendid man sion to a solicitor in behalf of the suffering poor; 'I have so many uses for money and 1 have paid away my very last cent this inorn- " wa very true. Iter rose and ce creams I ad cut glass must be nroiunllv paid for, winlo ' l'" tsaw!.lrt,s, W wbuiu she did not Pay her last cent that morning, had been solicit she ing her just dues for weeks, and suffering in consequence of their long delay. j ' W ill yon not Ho something 1' concluded the n.unn collector, limidlv. utter exnlainin? ! j ' I shall bo very happy in the privilege of j , doing it,' answ ered Fanny, cheerfully placing ' I a hill in the hand of the thankful woman. i , ike nhi.Tt t, Mrs. Krmt. Yes, and Fanny felt that the pleasuro of hav- ing fine clothes, and costly furniture, and nia-1 ny servants, could be no fair equivalent to the satisfaction of being able to lend timely aid to tho poor, and carrying the balm of relief to suffering hearts. ' Ned, how is it wilh you?' asked an old friend whom he unexpectedly met some few years afterward in the city; 'and where is Charles Scott ? a fine fellow why,ytu aro ! looking well I am for tho West.' I ' West? why so?' Oh, I can'l get along here hard times family expenses are enormous.' i ' You won't do any better at the west he ' independent enough to endure one half the I privations here w hich you must endure there, I and yon will get along cleverly,' said Ned, I in an advice giving way. ' Yes, yes, I dare say but it's the f.ishion j there, end it's not here. I have had a hard ! time of il since we were hoys together,' con- : tinned the gentleman bitterly; 'sleepless j nighls, devising means lo make both ends' meet, and when 1 couldn't, why what could 1 1 do ? yet involved, and bear it like a gentle- ! man hard work.' Poor fellow ! how many ; are in Iho same deplorable situation. Iiut I tell us of Charles Scott,' he exclaimed, dash-1 ing away the memories of the past; 'good' fellow I hope he is lining well.1 Donti well! capitally! he has such a wife!' : cried Ned, wilh a relish 'a w ife worth hav- ' ing she's no tax upon her husband an in- '. leiligent, ri fined woman with independence enough to begin housekeeping with him in a small economical way did her own work managed her own concerns let him always ; have money enough to meet all his emergen- 1 cies, (for emergencies, and pretty trying ones, 1 will occur sometimes in the business world.) 1 without spending it upon fashion or show ! and now,1 pursued Ned enthusiastically, I ' w by, he is the most flourishing man in low n ' really flourishing, well grounded, and they have got the best family of children I ever saw. After all, every thing depends upon a good wife. Why, I would get married my self, if I could find another like Fanny Scolt,1 a great thing for Ned Green lo say, cunlirmed bachelor as ho was The old friend sished ns he repeated, ' yes, everything depends upon a wife.1 j ! Singularities of the Chinese. I i ; ; I . 1)uslly "'"l'1")'. P! '"S '"''"J ' Ue ! ?rra,'!Ju our toilets differently.' thought I, but ; acknowledge the happy device ol chop a w c.msl','(1 ''"B. L'enllemen input i .' S. iliiams, a printer, who restued twelve years in China; has recently published his experience among the Celestials. The following extract presents in an amu bing light some of the contr ists between ihetn and us. "On inquiring of the boatman in which direction Macao lay, 1 was answered west north ; and tho wind he said, was easl south. 'We do not say so in Kurope,1 thought I, but imairine my surprise when in exiilaininrr the utility of the compass, be added that llu: nee dle pointed soiilh. On landing the tlirst ob ject that attracted my attention, was a milita ry officer, wlio wore an embroidered petticoat, w ilh a string of heads around his neck, and a fan in his hand. Ilis insignia of rink was a peacock feather pointing downwards instead of a plume turning upwards, and a button on the apex of his sugar-loaf cap instead of a slaron his breast, or epaulettes on his shoul ders; and il was wilh some dismay I obser ved him mount on the right side of his horse. Several scabbards hung from his belt, which I of course, I thought, must contain dress- swords or dirks, bulon venturing near through the crowd, 1 was surprised to see a pair of chopsiicks and a knife-handle sticking out of one, and soon his fan was folded up and put into the other, whereupon I concluded he was going to dinner, instead of a review. The natives around me had all shaved their hair on the front of their heads, and let it crow , , t . 1 . . . Ill . . ' ".r,""u " " mi.o 1 ,e!r ittCs but ""hes grow over their inoulhs, and lest some straggling hairs should diverge cheek-ways Hie oyvners were j this natural fringe. I "On my way to the hotel, I saw a group ! of old people, some of whom were greybeards; I a few were chirruping and chuckling to sing- ing-birds, which they carried perched on j stick or in cages, others were catching flies to i feed thrill, and ihe remainder of the party I seemed lo bo delightfully employed in flying fantastic paper kites; while a group of boys ! were gravely looking on and regarding these J innocent occupations of their seniors with the most serious and gratified attention. "As I had come to the country to reside for some time, I made inquiries respecting a tocher, and happily found one who under- stood Miiglish. On entering, he stood at the door, and instead of coming forward and shaking my hands, he politely bowed and shook liis own, clasping them before him; I looked upon this mode as a decided improve- I mont, especially in couhtlul cases, and re quested him to bo seated. 1 knew I was to I study a language without an alphabet, but was somewhat astonished to see him begin at what I considered to be the end of the i book. He read the date of publication 'the fifth year, tenth month, and first day.1 We ', arrange our dales differently,1 1 observed, and ' begged him to read, which he did from top ' to bottom, and proceeding from right to left. 'You have an odd hook hero, remarked 1, I . . . , ..... , taking It up; -wnai is i. e pr.ee. A dollar a"d e,f,n ?B,U Li i, f"unled out Bn,'1 ,wen " '00"z, at ." Tl.a noi.a, una nrintnH nn v nn nnft Rlrln. the i.r.i. : ' ' i .. . running title was on me euge oi mo leaves instead of the top of the page, the ' nar'insr was near the bottom, the number and Contents of chapters at their ends, the margi iia! notes on the ton, where the blank was double the size at iho foot, and a broad blank line across the middle of each page separa ted the two works composing the volume, instead of one being printed after the other. The back was opened and sewed outside, and the name of the work written on the bottom edge. ' You have given mo too much,1 said i,n. Immlinrr me')!, and then explained that ' Kijhl-lliinl was fijlit divided by three, or please give me your address lie accor ces, dingly took up a red card as big as a sheet of paper, instead ot a neat white strip, and , only three eighths. A small vocabulary he carried with him had the sounds arranged ac cording to their termination, mine, tint;, kin", being all in a row, ami the first word in it was tien. 'Ah ! my friend,' said I, 'English won't heln vou find a w-ord in that book wrote Wu Tanyuen. 'I thought your name was Mr. u ; why do you write your name wrong end first ?' inquired I. 'It is you who aro wrong,' replied he; "look in your own Directory, where you write names as they should be, placing the honoied family name first. "I could only my 'customs differ ;' and giving back the hook, begged him to speak of ceremony. He commenced, 'When you receive a distinguished L'tiest, do not fail lo place him on your left, for that is the seal of honor; and he cautious nol lo uncover tne head, as it would be an unbecoming act of familiarity.1 This was a severe blow lo my established notions; hut when he re-opened the volume nnd read, 'The most learned men are decidedly of opinion that the seat of the human understanding is in the helly, I exclaimed, Detler 6ay it is in the feel !' and immediately shut up the hook, dismissing him until another day, for this shocked all my principles of correct philosophy, even if Solomon was against me. "On going abroad I met so mnny things contrary lo all my preconceived ideas of pro priety, that 1 remlily assented to a friend's observation 'that the Chinise were our anti podes in many Ihings besides location.1 'In deed, said I, they are so; I shall expect short ly lo see a man walking on his head ; look ! there's a woman in irouscrs, and a parly of gentlemen in petticoats ; she is smoking a se gar, and lliey are fanning themselves;' but 1 was taught not lo trust to appearances loo much, as on passing, 1 siw the latter wore tight under garments. We soon after met the steward of the honse'dressed in white, nnd I slopped to ask him what merry making ho was iuviled to; wilh a look of the deepest concern he lold mo ho was then returning from his father's funeral. Soon we passed where wo heard subbing and crying, Bnd I inquired who was ill; Ihe man suppressing a smile, said, 'It is a girl about leaving home lo be married, who is lamenting w ith her fel lows.1 "I thought, after these unlucky essays I wotild ask no more questions, but use my eyes instead. Looking into a shop, 1 saw a stout fellow sewing lace on a bonnet for a Portuguese lady ; mid going on lo the landing place, behold ! all the ferry-boats were rowed by women, and from a passage boat just ar rived, 1 saw Ihe females get out of the cabin in the how. 'Wh it are we coining to next?' said I, and just then, saiv a carpenter take his foot-rule out of his stocking to measure some timber which his apprentice was cut ting with a saw whoso Made was set nearly nt right angles with the frame, liefora the door sat a man busily engaged in whitening the thick soles of a pair of shoes; 'that's a shoe-white, 1 suppose,1 said I ; 'and he an swers to the shoe-black of other lands.' 'Just so,1 said my friend, and beyond him is a poor w retch with a hoard round hi neck for a shirt collar who has got into chukry : an article of his toilet which answers to the gyves with which those lads in the tombs are garnished instead of bangles.1 'In ihe alleys called streets, the signs stood on ends, and the pigs wern packed in baskets, which coolies were carrying to ihe infinite satisfaction of the inmates ; and the sh jps seemed to have lost their fronts, and ejected their inmates into tho streets, where lliey were eating, cooking, working, selling, and sleeping in every imaginable way. A loud voice led us to look in at an open door to see what was going on, when we saw it was a school, and tlie boys learning their lessons trying like auctioneers. We next passed a fashionable lady stepping out of her chair, her feet only three inches long, her plaited and embroidered petticoat a font longer than her gown, and smallest at the bottom, and her waist quite concealed. Then came an acquaintance of my friend's accompanying a splendidly carved coffin. Who's dead t' asked he. 'No man hah die,' replied the celestial, 'this one piece colIin I present my ole fader; he lik-ee too much, a my number one proper; 'spose he die, he can us-ee he I1 ' So, ch !' rejoined my friend; 'how muchy price can catchee one alia same so fashion one thousand dollar so; this tiah first chop, handsome, lo. "' Do you call that gibberish Knglish or Chinese!' said I, for the language sounded no less strange than the custom of presenting a coffin to a live father differed from my pre conceived notions of filial affection. 'That's the pure Canton-Fnglish,' said he; you must ho the Jack Downing of Canton to immorta lize it.1 'Come, rather let us go home,1 said I, 'for I am getting dizzy, and shall soon be upside down in this strange country.111 Law and Lawyers in Norway. The administration of the civil law in Nor way is most admirably contrived. In every school district, the freeholders elect a Justice of the Court of Reconciliation. Kvery law suit must first be brought before this Justice, and by the parlies in person, as no lawyer or attorney is allowed to practise in this court. The parties appear in person, and slate their mutual complaints and grievances at length, and the Justice carefully notes down all the facts and statements of ihe plaintiff and de fendant, and after due consideration, endea vors to arrange the matter, and proposes for this purpose what he considers to be perfect ly just and fair in the premises. It his judg ment is accepted, il is immediately entered in the court above, which is a court of He cord; and if it is appealed from, the case goes up to the District Court, upon the evidence already taken in writing by the Justice of the Court of Reconciliation. No other evidence is admitted. If the terms proposed by the Justice are pronounced to be just and reason able, the party appealing has lo pay the costs and charges of the appeal. This system of minor courts prevents a deal of unnecessary, expensive and vexatious liiigalion. The case goes up irom court lo court upon the same evidence, and the legal argument rests upon the facts, without trick or circumlocution of any kind from cither party. There is no chance for pettifoggers the banditti of the bar. Poor or stupid clients cannot be delu ded, nor Judge or jury mystified by the skill of sharp practitioners in the courts of law in Norway. More than two thirds of the suits commenced are settled in the Court of lte conciliation, and of the remaining third not so settled, not more than one-tenth are ever carried up. The Judges of the Norwegian courts are responsible for errors of judgment, delay, ig norance, carelessness , partiality or prejudice. Thpy niay be summoned, accused and .tried in the Superior Cou rt, an d if convicted, Bra liable in damages to the party injured. There are, therefore, very few unworthy law yers in the Norwegian c curls. The bench and the bar are distinguished for integrity and learning. They have great influence in the community, and Ihe country appreciate the many henefits which ha ve resulted from iheir virtue and their wisdom.. .V. Max well. Mr. O'Connor, M. P., addressed a letter to the editor of ihr Weekly Dnpateh, the rcm mencement of which w as as follow s : ' You unmitigated ass ! You sainted fool! You canonized ape '.' WKUMIIIIIXWM.SHMJ1LUIII1 SIMM " DAVID WOODRUFF, MAWt'EArTfRER OF CAURIAGKS, UUGGIKS, SULKIES, Ac. A general assortment of carriages constant ly on hand, made of the best materials and in the neatrst style. All work warranted. Shop on Main street, Salem, O. JAMES BAUNADY, PLAIN fi rASHIONAm-K TA1LOU. Cutting rfont to order, and all work, warranted. 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