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CO.H UMUANUli FiF-
L0UI3PH1LLIPFE AND
1 1 I S F iMlLl
Til' was o sinking moment in the life of
Lotus PhiHippa when, alter the discussion of
the ilcrUi'li"H (if princtp'es, bill of rights was
apiei-d io, the defiui e-i rote d -d in a body,
and oil f.iot, in "lie P.ihi Royal, lo piesent
llmi tied nation to ihe iieuleiiani-geueial and
M invito him to usueiid tlie tlnone. I shall
never forget eithei -i lie fact or lis curiosity, l
beholding the deputies or Stance matching.
with rapid riti'- acioi-s ihe root L-ize, ihe
Placode hi Revolution, ilio line de Rivoil,
the line Si. Honor, nod the' Place of die
Palais koyul, into the palace of ihe Orleans
'dummy, I he my wasin a iate of indis. ri-
h.ible eiiioiioii. r actions weie already S"ila.
ting, ihe if publicans were ruisinjs iheir voice,
fears were enlei mined thai civil war would
toon tage in the provinces, atiMrchies were
preaching ilia iiK si licentious iloctii.ie, pub
lie crrdu vv ib gone, nod umeiy aud buikiupi
cy appealed to ba ineviuiMo. R'puris- eitner
more oi less ex 'glinted, reached ilie ciipital
eveiy hour, of risings in die c, the east,
ihe south; wi ilsi rumors were nfoat of alli
ances benur lo tried to invude France nnd re
at He ihe eldest House ol Biir'on. The P.t-
rig nn b and ev it Uir middling i l.isef sseui.
bled in tiie i-t eel- uli the day I mi;; ie. named
loanx ous cooveis t on iti I lie d org ol the
Chamber of Deputies, and beurHth t,e win
duws of ihe D ike ol Oile-ms' palace, and
there i.iscussed ihe pa-std, ihe presei t, and
the f'liuie. Th scene of out own Yicioiia
bel'oie the Privy Council, when at n tende
age she w its minded to ascend the liiitish
throne, lo ttlwats trfeued io by those present
as one of ft peculiarly etiikhg character. And
scnrctly less so was that when, eurmunded
by hi Dn'i'hes', and a handsome, united, fit -niily,
tlie Duke of Oilcans received at lnapa
litre ihe Deputies l France, who turned to
(let him n vacant throne, but with a hi. I of
best vihe fv'iuw her tJ ' ' " " I I
happy home.
!' ( 1 onJ t'avoi- 1 fc' '
elai,' IsB'i!! tlie conetit r 1
varied life; and n together ll.fy i' 1 I
wntdt i!"i p-tave, thrj picnenl i? , I "t er.
feel motlcl of frnleritnl end ite:y eClio I
was ever -ivi!e"ej to teho'J.
Lntii, btit demt-ai of alt to hi hean't ten
ympttihie, in Ida inimiinllc qneeit, Matie A-
iritj'ue. Ilia nfii lion for her knowa no boiindd,
and alit is undotttitfd'y eniitled to ell the
love which he has so long unJ so invsnaUy
displayed.
JANUARY 0, 1814. - "t ."rivm'n'it--v
-. 11 Vil IJlJll u
nffhis. L 'lit'e ieud i he i esol u ' i.ns of t he
Ch nnlier, and (lie doulaiuiion of n dttfiieu.-
'I'lieie was a solemn pause of ub ini hf n
iiiiiint'". Every one looked anxious, li e.ith
It s-i a i. d t ont eii cd The fitte of Frai ce, and
prol ably itlxo thai f Kuiope was abonl to be
det ded. I he D ike the i a few learsthey
weie honotalile io hot In-ait. II" Imd hren
the hnpiie-t of not j i is f t the 15 jens of
t'ie Rxwiuaiiini: hot he Wnit imw io lie lorn
from ihe eiidenniienis of acil lite, to enconn
ter the hate, opporii ion, rcjudice mid even
the mtirdeions i.t en pta of ihose who hated
older, ece, nod the laws.- Hi reply wa
hrn f. It u thus:--! teceive the declaie
tion which yon now pie6ol tome with pro
found emotion. 1 regard it as the neiional
will; and h appears io me to he in corilornii
ly wiili those pi'l lical pimcipl-, Inch I have
all my life professed. Impleaded wiih' ieoo.
Ii'cnons whii.li lime hi rtsya made rue tleire
thai I niiyln never be tleminid t ascend the
lliKioe; exempt fmin nmbition net usomed
lo ihe peitcelul life wh eh I lead in my family,
I cannot conceal ihe xeiiiiiiieiils which agi
tate my heat in this great conjoin line but
ihcre is one which u predmninaiit it is the
love i f my contry. I f et Miat ii preioribes
lo me, and shall not fail in ihe performance.'
Louii, at a King and a Family man.
U"doiitnedly Lonis Phillippe is a King.
Todeoy ilna ould be to pun dy all ihe event
and actions of bin reign. IJndi.iibiedly he is
no puppet lo be moved by siiing-, and nn im.
n gum ry and oiii en cliff. tsnnieiimes Ihe
conduct (( Louis Philippe, in himnelf direct
ing the alHtus of ihe Gnventinent, hs expos
ed him io the chaige of exceeding ihe uaoal
powers and ihe at customed conduct of a con
Bliliiiional sovereign. This inny be the cane,
ivd I am f ee io a lmit it. By any other con
duct ' it his put. under all the circunn
blitnces in which France and Kmope weie
placed by the Revolution of 1830, would have
led-io war, nits ny and unaichy. Thai such
men as M. Uu z il, should, at various epochs
of the rc'ijn ol Ln-'s Plli!hpte, hive fOoghi to
render hit condu 't m d decisions in -re in bar
mony with a pailiaineiHory goveinmeui, is
by no means ui prising; bu ii is not the less
tine iIhi thai same . M G.iizot is now his
piune minister, and that L tnis Philhpe siitl
exmts his r.yal md atiaust amhority in all
ITititieis rela'iog to the sune., He heiirs, r-ees,
examines and knows nil, and hn is in ieahiy
the oveiiimeiii and the president ol the coun-
cil. - ' '
The aeverest trial of hi 1 mg and valuable
liTe was the death ol his eldest son, the Duke
of Orlenus; hut wnh admirable tacl he has
senled in hi own lifetime the tegeney of his
stoi's sou. and h ts done all ih'tt human wi.
dom can elfeci to secme the peipetuil of the
Orleans dynasty.
His "M ine," also, ihe princes of scalpior'
ihe lovely, the inteiesting and ihe intellec
tual Marie, b 'S been removed front Ivs skle;
bm he has noble s ins in N-utnurs, J.inville,
D'Anmale and Montieus er; audibey would
she l 'he last drop of heir blood to de e id, or
to honor their father. '
His Louise is the happy queen of prosper
ous l$e g nn, ii'd to her ud oirr b e liiiKhand
and k'lig. King L-opold, L'tms P.iillippe' Is
greniy a.tai id. Hi opintoin ha re vives
alui 'Si i'h leiO'0iK, apeak ofitnnin
terms of ftffiC'i"ti and respect. . ,
His Citfiii"Ofin Int.fly wrwrrkilj urrd hi:
THE EELF-PRIM1N0 GUN.
Meeis. Needhnm, the gun makeri, of 5
Piccadilly, have recently obtained a patent
fot an important end very useful improvement
in percussion locks, bf whicft the cape ore,
by he moiionof the lock, placed at once, and
without Ihe lieuble of placing litem on the
nipple, as in common ttercus.ion gun, till
ihe fingers, in a email cavity beneath wlieie
ihe mniiU generally is. and there Held fast
till einloded on imlUnsr the tritger. The con-
irivance further ..ijvidea that 4irectty one
csp is exploded, it is foiceil from Us cavity
and another cp inslamly ink'B its place.-
I he caps are couiamed In a noiiow groove
along the side of the stock, which groove is
coveted with a mall pi tie ol bias-, which
loes not increase the bulk nor render the stock
unsightly. Tha gioove hohla sixty caps
which lie in it in such a way that u is an im
possibility for them to stick in or block up the
passnire to the lock; and theie is n email and
simple instiumeni to feed or replenish the
gioove or ieorvoir, when empty. From the
description it wou d noprat (hat ihe coniiiv
ance is complex; but such is not the case,
ihe whole ia simple, and.is eiTeo ed by a small
lever placed in the lock, upon which the cock
works. Il has these advantages over the me
thod now in use: additional power, fiom the
cp or priming being brought immediately
upon ihe chargi wi hoiit the in'eiveiiiioii ol
a nipple, ihe impossibility of the caps falling
olTor b'lnrr ji, the putteclion of them front
we', the tola I avo dance of danger bom the
caps flying io pieces so na to injiue the shoot,
ei, and ihe increased expedition of firing in
the pmpotiinn of five times lo three. This in
vent ion in guns used by the military is very
obviously an improvement of the gieAjest im-
poiam e. I he soldier will never miss nre.
and will fiie wnli a tepidity hitherto never
calculated upon, and Ihe cavalry soldier will
he able to trust to his pistol or carbine with
ihe confidence arising from the certainty that
ihe cap ll.'S not dipped off; a certainty on
which he cannot tiotv rely, because a very
In i e experience will ehow thai tt is not a veiy
easy matier for a hoiseman in action to fit a
cap to the nipple of a percussion lock. To
spoilsmen the same advantages will arise.
All persons who feel an interest in ingenious
inventions should go and examine these locks
at the nmnufaciuier, where they may see
them fitted loa veiieiy of gun and may test
their metiis and claims. London &ra.
An hour during I fit f'rtnch RtvolHtionAl
that very bom, in the room of 'ha Jaccobins,
surrounded b a dozen other p tirioia as re
mnrseless as himself, sat a collossal man
bis harsh features dilated by the wine be had
taken, and his aspect rude as a Breton pens
ant's The glare was lifted in Ins band, and
wiih a voice of thunder, he gave the toast:
"May the body ol our last king be burnt lo
ashes on the funeral pyie, made wiih ihe ho.
dy of Ihe last piiest. It Was like lenifio Pan
ton. The words were tepeaied with ahouls
and clamor hv ihe nany around him. At that
very moment, dwarfi-h man, with a hug
head, a mouth marked with the baldness of a
vindictive temper, and an eye in which inaip-
tent madness already rated without stnek
i'ltrs. and in a white waistcoat, drabbled with
blood, sat in a cts'lar under the very Palace
du Caiotisal, which afterwards beheld Ins
drunken hypotheoms, writing a recommenda
tion thai Fiance should massacre hertwohun-
died thousand men to ihe manes of her stran
gled feedom, with an exact calculation of ihe
time requisite for such a puposs. Merciful
ideal II was ihe Sanguinary Maral.
At that veiy moment two members of the
Assembly wee pe reeling a plan lor a mou
archv. and a dioainrshm. The one -was Mux
iuiilieu Isidore Rohespieie. He himself was
io be the dictator. At Hint moment in a lit.
tie chamber of the Palace at Veisailles, sat a
kinclv lookine old man weeping. The fa
ther was weening over the btck4ding of bis
children, and the,King over the treason of his
people. It was the tinfoitimaie Louis XVI
At that moment in a gaily illuminated saloon
of the same Palace, two females were play,
n g at ecans thi una was lovely and still
youthful. She losrt, and the three hundred
iouis ere passed to her fair autsg nisi, w ho
murmured many apologies, but jet took the
notes pri ff rred her. The looser whs Mary
Antoinette. At the same moment a beggai
lay starving for lack of btead in the garden of
Ihe Tnillerie, while her wasted child pi eased
to her ehiuuken nipple and tried the breast in
Vitin. At that very moment a monk was un
frocking himself, never to resume the cowl ol
the Benedictines..- A maiden, draped in far
i.).i Cypii t't style, wae sitting near him
wine ami glasses weie on ihe tobies he had
discoveied a better prof ssion and this wa
Talleyrand -Iht man of the Pteplt. j
Let no man be ashamed 'o woik. Let ho
man be ashamed of a haid fist or a sun burnt
c.'Hiaenatire. Lt him be ashamed of igtmi
ance nd sloth. Let him be aaliBiued of rd!e
oess atd disirouestyi
-J t i to J ':, im ' ill Mi . Kendall in lii-
1 hi, Oinor hits llirt following p'lipgniph;
'The i'.iittinHirfi H'h:w calls Henry Clay
'he "IHlHI tO' lj;D;w Rather sny the
lirifl liriMIIILD..
We would have ihe ed tor of the Expsit
or to know, tliat we meant ptecisi ly what
we said, and shall not consult HIM, of all oili
er men, as '.o Ihe appropriate terms to be used
in speaking ol Ilenty Clay. Ve intended to
convey the idea that he was open, frank, gen
erous and manly; that his heatt spurned all
acts of meanness; was Hue to its friendships',
and gave i(s holiest aspirations to his coun
try.
He may be "high tempered;" but if he be,
il is that kind of "high temper," which would
commend him lo ihe love ol all high minded
chivaltic men which elevates him above the
contaminating influences of low and grovel
ling minds, although it may not always have
protected him from the ingratitude of those
who have eaten of his bread and partaken of
his hospitality. -
Mr. Calhoun nut withdrawn The Washing
ton Specialoi says thai Mr. Calhoun ie nut
withdrawn as a candid tie for nomination by
the Democratic convention, ihula gieat ma
ny questions will have lobe settled before the
Democratic candidate fur the Piesidency shall
be selected the tariilj among oiheis and
thai it is by no means impossible that "by
May next, Mr. Van ttureu tuny not . wait for
his Mends lo withdraw him, but withdraw
himself."
hilf-civihaed nn'inns, lit inquirer for mo.-l
simple thin is met by an enigma for an answer,
and among! the peasntttty of coilmid and Ire
land, civilized as the general communities may
he, the ayxteiii often seems to Le mndieii invasion.
This dialogue is Ihe inodid of thousands in the
filler rsle :
"Is this ih nearest toad lo Cotkl"
,4la it to Cork you are goinc?"
"Yes, sir. but my question is as lo Ihe nearest
roatii" ....
, "Why, (his road h as near es that on the oih-
er side of the hill, for neither ol them is any road
.a lt
i an."
" Then which way ought I to goV '
"Oh, that depends on vuur honor's own likinn
Peihaps you wouldit like lo gn hack 8"itin."
"Leitiuiily not. But one word for all. My
good fellow, do you know anything about any
mou oi roao nere, i
"There now, if your honor bud asked tbat be
fore, 1 could have told you at once."
'O.ii with it, then."
'nny tne tiom is, your honor, that I'm a stran
ger in these parts and the beat thing tha! you
can do ia to stop till somebody comes ihat knows
all about tho way." . '
Slupid scoundrel! why did you not say so at
nrsi. ' -
Stupid! that's all my thanks. But why did
your honor not auk me if I belonged lo this place,
mil vomit nave settled the business. Take a
fol'sadvics and slop where you are" Concordia
Inlet.
Shelhft Tomb in the English Burial Gioood
a1 Koine is said lo consist of a plain maible
a b et only. On it is wi'ien :
PKRCY BV33UE 8 HELL BY". -"Cor Cordium.'
"Nothing of biro that lioth tr tile,
But doth stifler a ea-vhtnue
into something rich and Strang'
Cor Cordium, "heart of hen Ms," is an illu
sion lo tits singular fact that when Byron and
Hunt buiued his body on the shoie of the
gulf of Spezia, his beau alone remained uu-
consumed. . -.
In an adjoining cemeliy sleeps John Keats.
A small niurhle alah, half hid amid ihe leng
gmss, eiamis ovei the . young pee). On it is
written '1 his gtave contains nil thai was
mortal of a young English poet, who, on his
Usui ii Deo, in ine unietiiess or ins heart ni
the malicious power of his enemies, desiied
hese wotds lo be engraved on his tombstone;
'Here lies une whose name was writ in was
ler." Feb. ZSili, 1821.-
"A strangely sensitive being he was, to
feel so deeply an unjust criticism that a hired
Reviewer could publish." tit. Louis Gaz.
(low) Uzzittn2k-'k, fecmi
the Mis.-isstppi is very low, and navigation
for the present season may be consider
ed closed, though ice had not y el appealed at
that point. At the same time last year, the
river wna blocked with ire.
The Ohio at the last accounts waa falling,
though slid at good siege, he Imd not i.t
tieaied lit any point. The fiit ice at Ctncin.
miti waa on the 21 insi., a thin coating on tlie
Canals. IN. O. Bulletin.
Important dtcition A man named William
Wil-ou. was covicted last August befoie the
Hartford, Conn., County Court, fot ihe ctime
of incest, fbe chnrae was founded on the
fad that he had mauied the daughter of his
deceased wife by a former husband the
same being, as charged by the Judge, in vio
lation of the law; and ihe jury telurned
verdict accoidingly. The case was canied
Upon a wiit of eiror lo ihe Supieme Court,
where the decision of Ihe lower Loin l was
few days since reversed; the Court deciding
that ihe affinity between the plaintiff in eiror
and Ins wife s daughter coated ou the deaih
of his wife.
Chinett Military Tactict The ridiculous and
almost incredible ignorance relative lo military
operations; manifested by a people so advanced
as the Chinese in the useful and ornamental arts.
satisfactorily Recounts for the facility with which
ten thousand Europeans are dictating the adoption
of a liberal policy to an empire of three hundred
millions. 1 be following extract from the nistinc
lions of the Council of the Empire lo Ihe General
commanding their armies, has never before been
published in this country:
" l ake notice of this in pellicular. You have
lo deal with a people that wear breeches so light
that once the soldiers full they cannot get up by
themselves.' Your first eudeavni must be to
throw them down. Paint your faces as fantastic
ally as possible, and when yu approach the en
emy, shout out and nvike the most hideous laces
and grimacetrpossihle to frighten and make Ihein
tumble down. Once prostitute, Ibey are at your
mercy." ' ' ' ,
Abturd and preposterous as this appears, il will
at once explain Ihe exhibition at Chusan of"mnn
trs and chimeras due" that were exhibited on
iheir standards. Jour, of Com.
A prttty girl, iha finds it out is the least envi
able being and is murk lo be pitied. The out
ward polish is too much her at tidy, and of conse
quence thaj intellect and heart must be neglect
ed. . .
A young man, with a soft and delicate skin and
hand, and curled locks, if be thinks he is hand
some, is in danger ol Becoming a coxc.nnn, and
going to Iha work-house. One of a cultivated
heart and intellect cannot be uninteresting, what
ever else he may lack. .Virtue and intelligence
are greatly lo be preferred to beauty and wealth.
Indeed, a boy who thinks ha is pretty is a pinlul
object.
An Jrith Amtotr nuiy i-eem a mnltet of
BO exlrsordiuary difficulty lo givs a plain answer
lo a plain question, and yet it is no art which it
tvfdtnlly requires some trrniblelo learn. In ell'
Correapomlencs of the N. Y. Tribune. .
THE COMMITTEES OF THE I10U6E-A
.- RECAST.
WiSUINSTON, Pec. 12.
The Committees of the House were announc
ed this morning-, as if appointed yesterday, when
Miey were noi given oul. , im delay has
been caused by internal difficulties, which have
resulted, as will be seen, in very important chan
ges. Neither Rhetl nor Beardsley has lbs head
of the Commutes of H' aye and Means, but both
are left off thai Commitle and put on ibat of For
eign Anairs, which is a very , strong one, Mr.
IVilkins, who fell sure of being Chairman of this
Committee, and certainly had strong claims to
tne post, is put aside; Mr. 'J. J. Inhersoll, as an
elder, il'ool a belter soldier, having pushed his
ciauns to that station and bad them conceded.
eo Mr. I. has the Foreign A (Lira, and Mr. VV
Ihe Judiciary, though the latter was once a Min
isler Plenipotentiary, I am glad Incersoll, who
once made a berce and iimiduous attack on the
Supreme Court of Ihe United States, is Dot at Ihe
head nf the Judiciary, even at (he cost of having
nnn in a position where he can do more Qimcbiel
IV eiiher It Iteti nor Beardsley is chairman of any
imporiani iommillee! iWr. Holmes of Charles
Ion S. O. is Chairman of the Committee of Com
merce, on which Messrs. Phoer.ix, of our city
Winihrop of Boston, C M. BeedofEiie. Peon.
and D. P. King of Massachusetts, are the whig
nmtimiee oi narsniiu mrou,
ly composed of Messrs. j. J. McKay, of North
Carolina, U. 11. Lewis or Alabama, J 11. Inger
soli of Pennsylvania, Droooigoole of Virginia.
Barnard of New York, VVeller of Ohio, Seymour
o lmy, JNew York, Chappell of ueorgia, and
IoMia ol new Hampshire, three wbigs lo six
l..co-1'ocoa. I believe all the loco f.icos on this
Committee but Mr Seymour of our Stale, are
avowed ami protective men, and will agree in re
porting a bill to unset the ptesent tariff.
The Committee nn the Post office is compos
ed of Messrs. Ilopkina of Virvima, Kennedy ol
Indiana, Grinnell of MussathusMta, Kobe of Mo.
Jenks of Pennsylvania, Stiles of Georgia, Hardin
of Illinois, Dana of New York, and Reid of North
Carolina, three Whigs. 1 hear ihia Committee
is unfavoiable to Post Office Reform, al any'rute
to any such extent as the earnest fi rends of the
movement demand. Mr Hopkins waa the leader
of ihe Majority of the Committee last year, who
overruled Mr. Briggs, the Chairman, and brought
in a tun utterly inadequate to Iba wonts ol ihe
country making hardly any reduction of ihe
rates of postage. . But I trust all the whig membeia
at least are in favor of a radical reform and
hope they are not all. And, if Iha worst comes
to worst, I have great faith in the Yeaa and Nays
If we have forty earnrat friends of ihe Reform in
the House, and ten in Ihe Senate, Ihe triumph of
ihe good cause is certain. I here can be no
danger if we can but reach the Yeas and Nays.
Little has been done to day, besides announc
ing Iba death ol benator Linn, and taking proper
order thereon. Mr. Benton is said lo have spo
ken well in Ibe Senate; so did Mr. Bawlin in the
House. , , .
The morning hour was devoted lo another at
tempi of Mr. Barnard to place on the Journal of
the House ihe simple fad that the whig members
on the first day of the session, presented a Pro
teat against the admission of ihe Members from
four stales elected in violation of the law requiring
all members -to he chnsen by Districts. Ihe ma
joriiy have determined Ihat this jaci shall not ap
pear on the Journal! Because they by brute force
prevented Mr. Barnard from reading his Protest,
they insist that its contents shall not stuud on Ihe
record thus making one outiage a pretext lor
another! ttnt it is svery way important tbal Ihe
record should bear witness that ihe admission of
Ihe Nullifying Members was protested agninsl al
iha out set, and it will be made lo appear, though
Ihe majority may consume much time in prevenl
inif il. Messrs. Barnard, lnireraoll, Winthrop,
Clingman, of North Carolina, and others hive
made gallant efforts for tha Kight yesterday and
in-day. I was astonished to see Robert Lfalt Cm
en who is reputed a liberal and candid man, to
dsy pettifogging in favor of the violent suppression
fine irulb.
Almost every one is acquainted with the char
acter of J. R. Chandler, of the U. S. Gazelle,
as an editor and writer.. Still we cannot forbear
this expression of our admiration and regard
There is a something about him so different from
the hackneyed technicality of (Its editorial corps,
ihat it is as refreshing as a west wind in June, as
May weather in mid-winter, to meet with a stray
number of the Gazette.
Iu bira we find the pathat aad the humor, the
pure and graceful English, and brantiful allocation
of words, which so distinguish WVl.ingtnn Irving
with a Aoie,Aene of feehn3 which Irving nev
er fell, never pnF, ased there fore'never Could ex
piess. We occasionally get glimpses of ihe "Ed.
itor et home,' which mnke us loVe ihe man as
much as we admire tho writer j and we feel ihat
we should almost know him in a crowd, or at
least would find a welcome at bis fireside. WiU
ness tha A.IIowitig. Who but Chandler could fiad
so much benoiy in uch simplicity tlie life, death
and burial of a ;
The Gravt cj a DogUr. Chnn.'Jer of the
U. 8. Gnaeite, in a veiy touching end Lfau
tful niticle, describes a visit to ihe ptaveof a
fovoriie and faithful dog." It is loo Ion; for
iis, bul we cannot resist making the follow
ing extiaci:
It is not seemly to mount for a dog; but
whenjr eleven years, the animnl has follow
ed your footsteps when his clear voice haa
greeted your return, or w hen, coiled up at
yopr feet, day after day, he hits lifted his hex
ible eye. brows and turned his dark eye to see
when you would leave the writing table and
go forth for his pleasure, aa he had larried for
you, you feel as if the death of even a dog
might wariam a melancholy .sensation.- and
be pleaded in excuse for a recollection at least
of his canine yii lues. v . ,
Ihmltr had become a sort of precursor of
our own comings; and those who would meet
us, as we came lo or went from mtr tifiire.
would watch for Hunter, ihat they might find
A feeling ha-j Sprung up between us,
and we had learned even to check each oth
er's faults. He undoubtedly bed the most
to ao, oi at least the most lo stiOt r, in that
respect, but still he died, and sometimes suc
ceeded, , , . . '
The poor dog had become a member of the
family when il wasstnnll; nod the flock that
had risen up like olive branches around our
table, weie allectionaiely guarded and tender
ly fondled by Huo,ier. But he never confess,
ed ihe light of mastership in ihem. He took
his place en the hearth-rug before ihem
with as much independence as if they lad
been his offspring instead of ours; and when
business oi pleasure called us from the city,
he look upon himself the guardianship of the
domestic circle, and declined his tlaily visit
lo the office, as much aa if he had a pecunia
'y investment in ihe dwelling, or w as moral
ly and legally responsible foi the w el fate of its
inmates.
Hunter had been in perils. He wasbilten,
with one oilier canine friend, by n m4 J-8.
His friend died with hydrophobia; kmd alien-
noil saved Hunter, lie lememoerea ii tome
4 i. I I . -.
lie 'was no ieiie'veu, 'ihe beseeching look, and
the particular emphasis of hie monn showed
hat he remembered with gratitude, favors
nasi, and desired a renpp!icaiion of the rem
edies. Bul he asked in vain. ' He pined at
way, and faculty after faculty departed, un
il voice failing, the hearing ceased, the eye
i us lilted up slow ly bul dim, and the tail
slightly moed, lo intimate Ihe recognition of
lim who had so long been his companion, and
nis last effort was lo lick ihe delicate hand of
child who had come to take his leave of the
last one that seemed twined with his earliest
oi', and whose name was the fitst word he
bad articulated. . , i
Old Samson look the dog in his ba.row,
and went forth wiih a nveasured step to find a
place wheie he might give him the decency
of burial, without intruding upon the repose of
human being", who, made ia a better image,
justly claims repose for the sanctity of their
dust, . . . ,.i , ;
The little procession, as il went forth, had
with it something of a touching air. The bo
dy of Hunter was decently covered, not os
lemaiiously, lest ridicule should attach to the
scene, anil Samson had put on his best clothes
avowedly less for funeral purposes than that
he might appear decently before the mistress.
Little Willy, the only follower of the train,
bad drawn his cap over his eyes, lo hide a
few hasty lears, and was regulating l.is step
by the solemn and measured movement of
Samson. Few felt an interest lo inquire what
was hidden beneath the white pall and the
unwonted melancholy of the boy was suffer
ed io pass without inquiry.
When the procession imd reached the piace
of sepulture, the body was loweredjiiot thrown
into ihe grave, and Somson remarked that
the collar wae still about Hunters neck. "I'll
take it off, said he, "it will do for another
do." .. ... - , . : -,. ,,.;
Little Willy leaned over and looked down
into the grave; and then lifting his streaming
eye lo his sable companion, he said, "lot let
il be, Samson, lei it be. I don't want any
moiedogs; and if 1 do have one, I don't
want losee Huntei's collar on his neck;" -
Samsun sodded up the eiave, and turned
lowatds him, "Will you lido in the bairow,"
raid he lo Willy, -
The child turned and looked al the carnage
with a shudder and walked onwards.
When Willy reached home he went end
sat down alone beside Huniei'e "House and
went a flood of teats: and il was only when
ihe memorials of his faithful friend, more Ihart
twice his own age, had been removed, that
he could dry up his tears. And even now
the mention of the dog makes the "clouds ie
mm alter ihe rain," and cast a gloom OVtr
the sunny spiiit of the child.
UUNSM1TI1ING
AMES RIDDLE has removed to the shop formerly
occupied by hint oppoatte th foal Umce, when
b will ittend to all bnainsaia las akova Res
Jaa 1 Il4t f4f ' ' - ' :
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