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- - ——1-1 ’ •Uttp.iraaiafd, VOL. XXL I ^ _l.tTCHFIKLD. (ro\\.t> mintsha V, DECEMBER 31, 111C. (u ' _No. S3. \V.,o,.b Vo. 1?C4 jUiBcellattg. THE MOTHER AND HER DEAD BABE Sti? wrapped him in a little shroud. Her first b rn and her last; Her soul with heavy nri> < was bowed. Her tears were tailing fast, And ever and anon she prest The icy burden to her breast. She gentlv moved her trembling hand Up through hi< silken hair; Her warm soft hrca'h hiss-PI cheek fann'd. But his was warning there : The lin<h.*d lips woke no j woiis strain, Alas! they ne'er npe’.l again ! His full blaik eye wa« half unclosed. Put faded was its light. And on tl edr oping lids reposed Death's pal* and Of ninliil blight ; In winning tones she call- d hi* name, Eut back a hollow echo came. ~ His intanl toys along the floor Lay scattered tar and wide. Just as he left them there, hefore He laid him down and died; The mother raised them, one by one, The treasures of her little son. Within some safe and secret place, Those precious toys she hid. Then calmly o'er his marble face She drew the coffin lid— The pall's dark mantle o’er him spread, Yet murmured not th I he was dead. Then slow his s’lent form she bore Beneath a willow tree, Where once he loved to sit and pour A song id childish glee ; A bird sang on a bi nding limb. Perchance it sung a dirge for him. Pidow. deep in the flowers sod, A little grave was made; Its vi-t,v toil his feet had trod, pi-r there he oft bail pl.iy'id. H iw fell Ihit mother, as she gave His play-ground lor her dalling’s giave ? Her ha id was firm, her cheek was pale. But blanched in I with il span. And sorrow only winged ihe wail That lent thetloubled air; For’t was but dust shegavethe sod. The gem she cherished was with God. • She scattered rose-buds on ths spot, And lillirs, pure as snow, Tlie.i liirnrd and sought her childless cot, Bui spake not of her woe ; “ In heaven," she said, and swettlv smiled, “ The Hint her meet* her seraph child.” THE EARTH AND THE STARS. BY CHARLES M ACE AY. Said the Earth to the Sta'S. “Oh my sisters, Fellow travelers through this dread immens.ty. Send a voice to my spirit and declare. It, serenely as ye rtnile on me. ami Uir, Ye are dwellings for alt miseries, like me ? '•Oh tell me if in you, my glorious sisters, Ruler a tyrant like the one enthroned here ? It'death has ever entered in your climii, And suffering, and calamity, and crime* Evu rob you of the children that you rear? “ Oh tell me if in you, my myriad sisters. Toe weak are ever trampled by the strong? II maliue, an I intolerance, and hale. And warfare, and ambition to be gr at. Ever cause the right to suffer from the wrong ’ “ Oh t< II in *, s'lent sister*, ere ye happy ? Are the iniilliiti esthat liv.-fieneah your ski's Full i t knowledge, u.i*<cursed liv such aban As inan has ev.-r i-su.d against man ; Arathev happy .are they lo.ing.are they wise." Said the Stars to the Earth. “0 mournful sister. R tiling calmly through the calm infinity. We have r riled lor countless ages on rur track. Ever onward—pressing onward—never bark; There is progress both for us and for thee. •• Tlrere ia neither standing still nor retrogres sion In the laws of eternal goverance ; And death ilselt, which prompts thee to re pine. Is no evil unto theecr thine. Hut a step from good to better; an advance. •• Thou wilt make, oh though foolish little sis ter, The full cycle ot thy glory, in Ihy lime; We are rolling on in our* lor evermore; Look not backward—see eternity before, And (ree thyself of sorrow and «! crime. “God who made thee, never meant thee, i mournful sister, To be filled with sin and grief eternally ; Ai.il the children that are born upon thy breast Shall, in tlio fulness of their destitiy.be blest; There is progress for the Star*, and lor thee.” The Smith*ouiin Sere'mry.—Professor Henry, of Princeton, has been appointed -Smithsmisn Secretary, lie is a person of nr iloun 1 scientific, attainments, not a belle* Uttres scholar, of aliberally educated man. A» Aa'i-Slavery C«J»njr—A company ol Pennsylvanians, belohging to .he Hocieiv of friends, have purchased the UoodlanJ estate, comprising two thonsand acres in Fairfax county. Va and will settle on the laai, and praceeJ to its rultirattoa, by for - mins nurseries, gardens, Ac. Mft< V*d. Representaii re elect for New York, ia be* Iasi u Subterraaeaa” adrcrti ^ nes thus; I — k stout, able-bod ed man, af a a mi\i temperament, kind disp witicn, and M Mnduubted undurance, U "*"***“ "‘.I Polk** Meoist IWr Ukt. To ooe woo will , , ure.2 it through without tolling asleep more than one# during the oneroas and gigantic task, a liberal anil be made. Aypticatl— •• ha m4« at Gotiey'j Lnily 9 Boot. f*r Jinunry. I1USI2I8 it BLUE. BYT S ARTHUR. Not long since there arrived in a certain western village, a young lady Trom near Boston, who, not having been thrown in the way of better employment, had spent nearly all of her time for years in reading. Cir cumstances hail brought her into society ol intelligent classes of persons and the con j versations of these gave her mind the habit ! of thinking on subjects of more ihanordin- j aty interest, and iu.luced her 10 read works of a philosopical chatac'er. Kant. Cat lyie, Dcgerattdo, Goethe. Schiller, became her favorite authors, and she read them until she had quotations enough ori her tongue's end to frighten away half the men who ap proached tier Miss I'hebe Gray (that was the Irdv’s name) was considered even at home a deci ded hiuf. She ha.t early in life, so site said, lieen disappointed in love, and from that lime had tell no mote of the tender passion. " hy she removed to the West was never clearly understood. Some were so ma i ciou". as to hint that marriageable young men were more plenty in that region. Hot i this I must make bold to question, although I some who knew her better seriously averred ; that she had no other motive for going West. I Be that as it may, the advent of Miss j Gray into Floraville created a good deal of sensation. The young men were at first i very attentive to her, and warm in praise of her beauty aod intelligence, while the ladies looked at her askance and could not be in duced to say any thing in her favor. i ‘ She talks like a book,’said a young man j to his triend, in speaking of Miss Gray a . short time after her arrival. ‘Or rather like b n books.’ replied the i friend. ‘ £ he uses me right up to n dhing in | no time with her Kant and Carlisle, and— what does she call it—Gurtr ?’ t ‘ Yes, that’s it ?’ I ‘ And the mischief know s what all. The < fact of the case is, I can’t stand her.’ 1 •NorI either. She makes me feel as a ■ sre.l pntaloe.’ I ‘ Do you thinks he knows what good man- < tiers ar..* f' ‘ I don’t knew. Why?’ c ‘.site made me feel as cheap as dirt last night. Before the --hole company she said , —• You’ve lead Degetando, of course ?' | and iheucojlly wailed for me to coufess my i ignorance.’ ‘ Did you do it ?’ ‘I had never heaid ofDegerando. What i could 1 say ?’ I • You could have pretended to be very i familiar with him.’ : ‘ Humph !—and be?n made to expose m' ignotance still farthei, for she would have , asked in the next breath if I remembered , this or that passage, lias she ever served you so V < ‘ Mot yet.’ « Look out, then. I’ve seen her corner ' two or three', and worry thtir lives half out of them ’ ! * Perhaps they were particularly green ?’ 1 Not more so than you or I. One was young Purdy, the lawyer, who knows a deal , about books. She exposed him cruelly. | He was terribly inwtitoed He tried his , best to appear to know ail about the authors whose names auii books she iutroiluced, but i she understood that it was all a sham, and stripped him in less than no lime ’ I This i* lut a specimen of the r.onversa- i tion that soon became current among the j young men of Floraville, by whom Miss I'hebe Gray soon came to be held in fear. There were three young physicians and as many young lawyers in the village, besides a score of young men who were clerks or store-keepers. In his profession or calling, each of these had enough to think and study about, and of course had little or no leisure lor reading trail cendental philosophy. In law, the lawyers were thoroughly read, and the doctors ill medicine ; and the store keepers and clerks were reasonably well versed in the principles of trade, and follow ed diligently the calling to which they had devoted themselves. Hut for Kantean phi losophy and Gariy leisnm they had no taste, and always looked a little blank when they were introduced, as they invariably were by Miss Gray, who secretly enjoyed the annoy ance she occasioned 'J lie efieit upoi. the mind of Mis* Groy was as might lie supposed. Eeft re she came to Floraville. she had a very good opinion of herself; this good opinion, since her res ideuce thereof u few months, had increased very considerably. M.e felt In rself superior to the common mass : round her. In fact, she looked duwu upon the very title of Flo raville. No matter how skillfully the donor man aged a difficult and dangerous illness—no matter how profoundly versed in legal sci ence the lawyer might be—no matter, in fact, how estimable in character and useful in his social sphere the individual who came in contact with Miss Gray, he was an object of contempt if not as thoroughly versed as herself in all the lore of modern authorship Like ail those whose self estimation is based npon attainments not used for the public good, Miss Grsy considered herself often times the consequence that really ap. pertained to her. Among the dwellers in Floraville was a voung physician of quiet habits and retiring manners, named Philips He was ambi tion- of professional distinction, and there fore a hard student For literary and mis cellaneous reading he had neither lime nor taste He went imp company only occa sionally, and then kept aloof from the gayer circles llis reputation was that of a mail of intelligence aud a close thinker Most of the young ’adies held him in a kind ot awe borne months from the time Miss Gray at rived in Floraville elapsed beftrre she ob tained an introduction to Doctor l'hilips Frequent allusion# to him were made ia her icesenee, all tending to give her aa idea that he was a perwoaagv of higLer intellect ual character than any with whom it haJ been her fortune to meet ie that benighted •action of the conutry. All this made her aaxioas frr an opportunity to measure •words with him and show him her superi ority. Puch an opportunity finally emme. They wet* thrown together a private circle, into which Dr. Philip* came without suspecting the pw*#*<* *»f MU* Gray- lie altogether unprepared |W Um aaatiaf- But a few nietuca «m mi fie ml to elapse after the utroductinn, be •or the young lady opened her laitery with guns double-shotted in ordr. to cope with a supposed strong antagonist You have read, of course,’she said, very eaily in the conversation. • the article on moral suasion in l!ie last number of the Quarterly. Don’t you think the writer has made his case perfectly clear?’ Now Dr. Philips had not looked into any ‘Quarterly,’ except some medical Quarterly, for the last five years, and hardly knew the meaning of moral suasion, lie was an honest, straight.forward sort of man, and could affect nothing. All that was left j him was to reply, with a slight blush, that i hr had not read the article to which she al- j I tided. •Alt. indeed ! Then yon have ln«t mi ill’elti-ctuul treat. I have not enj >V*-d all ! article so much lo*- a long time. I have j been trying to make out the aiitho" It ; >ost he ci liei Mucan'av or I> >r I Brougham. The former. I should think, iitnn the eloquent stvie in which it i< [lentlrd. )\ h .1 a chair thinker mid Inal, tain w iter that Macaulay is! Y0.1 rc lieilib -r ins article oil Milton !’* To this qui stton followed a pius>‘, and lie Dnetor was compelled lo slt V lint lie tail never read th3 p iper to which she tlltl.hil. * Have yon not ? I thought every one tad rend Macaul >y. You, of course, have tis Misfcllun cs?’ ‘No ; I have not the pleasure of being it nil familiar with him.’ ‘So much the more to be regretted.— You t!o not know what you have lost, ductitility is the most brilliant reviewer if the day. His tn tides glitter in thought’s ■'Weis with the brilliancy of diamonds. Ie and Carlyle stand out prominent1)’, ,'et each litis a pi cuharity distinctly Ins •wit. I need not tell .you, doctor, what li' se peculiarities are.’ Mis*Gry looked smilingly ntlhedo' or, and the doctor I Hiked at her and sm * ed in return, hut the smile ol the latter vas Idcmlcd w ith confusion. lie w s'ud In* yputig Inly weie ili-lmt a Iho ts.iinl tides. Tiuuo were liitlf-ii-d gen |f.a ms trescnt and all silei t 11*10.0 l’s of wti.it Vas passing For a i hour at h-aic d d Hiss Gray continue her attacks upon the Inclor—they could he called iintlimgel-f —much after this fashion, couph telv li'i'omlitiiig him every tun •. When lie ;ot away he was in a (ever id excitement in.I vow. d that he wou’il in some way punish lilt: ill-mannered girl ’ • Miss Gtay was loo much for you last light, doctor,’ remarked a IriemJ vim lad witnessed the whole scene, oil meet i:g him tint next day. ‘ I hardly think he was polite.’ • Polite 1 No—she was downright ill nannered. It that is h specimen of east tii good-hreedmg, save me from it I s *v■ tut I'll punish the huzzy, see if I loo’i ’ • Hush, doctor, don't call hard names. Phut is not western goo I brooding.’ * It isn't I admit—hut I feel niilrngcd. She knew very well that I wh a phy. ji-ian, not a literary mail, and that it va-ll’: to he supposed I tint I could lie fa oili tr with Bi’oiijhain. Garlyle, Macau . y.anda liosi ot olhets. hitliinml roaod iticieiit. I h ve so n-thing r ise to do - f she were d illgeroiisly ill, she would look much more h chly of me were I to pelltl what leisinf I Had Irtaii my iitanV >r> fessioiuil ■ ligagt lllenls ill r.-ailotg ab in' and s tidy 'uz her ease ins'rad of pour ng over her fav« 11 ■ a.nines’’ * No doubt ot ill.I ill the World, hut tow do yon intent' punishing her !’ •I can’t It II •’! t— bill I’ll s'inly out mine nt ihotl, depend upon it. I will nci'.her org ve nor forget her.' A* Doctor Philips, who was peculiarly sensitive, to -k this matter a good deal tn heart, his friends enjoved the thing much inure that* they would have don**, mid an noyed hint by constant allusions lo it.— Ills usual answer was, that lie would re tire the favor one of theso days with ill iciest.’ Only a few weeks elapsed before hs was igain thrown into company with Miss [Jray. As eagerly as a spider watclirs a fly lid tie young lady watch her vitiim, and pounce upon him with almost as hearty a Hood will- Several who had themselves been victimized, gathered around, and nlli r; members of a pretty large party swelled the circie and became eager listeners. ‘ There is to be more sp >rt here,’ said one to hi* companion, ns he siw the aspect of nffiirs, Miss Gray h *s c, lught another vic tim. It is Dr Philips. Poor fellow! I pity him. Come, let us hear wlut i* going on.’ And they moved up nnd helped to m rre.ise the number of listeners. The sport proved to be a little dilf-rmit from whm had been expected. Dr. Philips h id fully prepared himnelf lor another attack with weapons equally ns offensive as those which had been used against him. lie lore the lady It id ti me to introduce any of her particular themes, the young doctor »aid—‘> Since I had the pleasure of seeing you. I have enjoyed u rich intellectual feast.' “Indeed !’’ The countenance of Miss Gray brightened. «• Yes.’’ he resnmed. “ In the British and Colonial Medic al Review for July, is an ar ticle that has interested me deeply. It is a philosophical inquity into the r-nses why a man who has had his arm or leg eut off feels his fingers and toes in the exact pla ces where they had previously been. You are no doubt aware of this curious fact .Miss Gray ?” Miss Gray lookeJ blank, an l gave a con fused and reluctant negative “ Pardon me for having asked the ques tion.” the doctor said : “ I know it is ru le to ask such questions in conv rcation, but this fact is so commonly 1 Down that I did not dream any one eoulJ be ignorant of it” The young lady bowed and lojked still graver than Iwfote. » You are aware, of course,’ resumed the doctor, * that tbe cause of this phenomenon is variously explained— mine favoring one theory aad some another. I have even heard theexisteuce of a *| irilual hotly with ia a aatural body, argued from this well known fact—the advocate of this singular idea eonten.iing that all sensarirn was in the spirttnal body, and that this remained p> r Cecily oif mixed and suceptable of feeling even after its material covering was ream ved—that, ia fact, it was the spiritual baud «r foot tluu felt after tha natural hand or | f .ot was removed Doubtless there is truth i s true where in this region of assumed, not ; fairly argued, conclusion*. That 'rurnatu | ral bodies are merely the clothing of or ma chines by which otir spiritual and re illy [ substantial bodies art in the material world, I think may be true. What is your opin inn, Miss Gray ? You have, doubtless, as ..our mind is highly philosophical, thought a good deal on this deeply interesting sub ject.’ The young lady was cornered again, and had to own that her reading and habits of thinking had never led her to look at this subject. ‘it is a highly interesting one,’ resumed the doctor; 1 none, in fact, can be more so lor ages the connection betweet sp.rlt and matter has remained a problem; aul this problem, as time advances, we hecome more and more anxious to solve. Hut I am wan dering from what ! had in'Cmled saying I mentioned the writer in the review You ! are aware, of course, that sensation has a!- I ways been supposed to reside in the skin or ] «tit most and extreme pars of the bo ly — This strangely enough, is denied by the wri ter aIIu led to. Feeling, he says, is in the sensorium; the percep ion of this in the skin That is, when I lay my hand upon an object, it is my brain, not my hand that feels its form. My baud, seems, it is true, to feel, but this he argues is only an appear ance. In the braiu, he says, there is an ep itome of the whole man. In fact, that the man resides in the sensorium, as to the mi nutest particulars, and merely communicates with the external world by means of the ex ternal senses, which make no part of the man really. The type of the hand, he says, is in the brain, or rather, the man’s real hand is in the brain, and this is the hand ihat feels when the physical appendages to the body bearing the same name come in contact with any object, and appears to feel. 1'his is his maiu position, and he br ngs in the fart that alter a man has lost his lot ml tie still feels the hand to be in the same ; piai e, as one of its proofs ’ i ‘A very singuar position,certainly,’ Mi*s 1 Gray remarked, wim an air of assumed con ideuce Jhut sue was not sutlered to re main at Itir ease long. Doctor Fhiltps saw that his etlort to puu.sti ami humble lue blue was thus far completely successful, and he did not mean to slop until his revenge was complete. Gradually he went deeper, and introduced subjects appertaining to oil man physiology, yet managed to keep them sufficiently free Horn led A i cal. ties to enable any one to comprehend Vtuni. and eveu to joiu in the conversation with interest, il even a smattering of anatomy had been ac quired. Hut Aiiss Gray had not even a smattering on the subject, and she was com pelled to expose her ignorance at every (am. m mi me uiuoi umi>uiiiuiaiv tui i ami i coolness ilid the young physician continue lo worry his v i tun, lot- lull aitJijoiW, ami lie did it with so iiiue.n apparent good humor and UDt'onscinusness. mat sue dared uoi show any symptoms of b'ing offended, fcl.e Uiltlersloot!, loo, bis menniug lully, mill tell nuuibled. Mute especially was tins me case afterwards, when sober refection ( tine and she saw how easy it was lor any one lo direct his or her ntind lo a particular course of re ailing and study, and lnei.ee be enabled input to tite blush atiolhei who had devoted a i rqu il tune to study, but iu a dilleruiUte pjitineut of knowledge. As Ibr t' e auditors who were present du ring the conversation, they wete delighted, .tlisstiraj’.- habit of vtclimiz ng every y.iiing man whu ventured to converse who hci was well known, and had been carried so far that almost every one lellou'raged. The incident soon became kr.own through the village, and Doctor Philips was congratula ted on all hands lie had fought the con ceited fair one with her own weapons, and completely discomfited her. For a time. Phebe Gray was terribly mol lified Hut she had some good sense left, and this kept her from running away ftont Flo. a vi lie. Many weeks did notelapie before the doc tor and Miss Gray again met, and as on (ormer occasions, in company. So compli te had been the discomfiture of the young I t dy, and so marked had been the effect upon her, that Doctor Philips half-regretted the neve lily of the lesson he had fell compelled toteat-U ii-r. 11 is victory hail satiated him and he was disposed to submit to ihe loss of a few of the laurels he had gained, in or der to let llte young lady recover in some measure the self-satisfaction she had lost. ' Hut Mi ss lirav felt no disposition to meas ure swords agaiu with so s .illful an antag on i st They met, and all waite 1 with interest to hear the commencement of another wor dy war. Hut all were disappointed. The young lady was reserved and ptlile, and so was the young physician. Neither introdu ced subjects, except of common interest, and onth.se they conversed without any effort at display. Up tithe whole, Doctor Phil ips was pleased with the interview, and Miss Gray was no otherwise aliened. Soon afterwards they met again and part ed not only pleased with the interview, but pleased with each other. Alter this they met more frequently, whether by design or not cannot he said; hut this was certain. Doctor Philips read a few hours every week on subjee.ts of general literature, and Miss Gray a few hours every day on srientific ; subjects, and those relating especially lo an ' iraal and vegetable physiology It was not long before peop’e began 10 look at each oth< r knowingly, when the young lady was seen on the doctor's arm 1 01 the doctor seated by the lady’s side.— ! Certainly, they bad become quite intimate iu the space of a few months. This intimacy steadily increased, until the doctor veuttired to make p oposals of a very serious nature. A malicious spirit whispered in the lady’s ear. ihat now wasthe lime to gel her revenge; but love was stron ger than pride—she yielded a blushing and glad asseut. Mrs Doctor Philips, who has been a wed rfed wife for now ab- ut a year, is as little like the blue, Phebe Gray, as raa well be imagined. 8he is becoming quite a favor ite with the people ofFloiaville roung ami clJ-whai site was not form rly by any S-one sii<l lb»* d-s-to' was u tool fir ►. tarrying !•*»: but th I, »c rulin' ,hink. «»< » inistski'. m <1 »••-. we ure very sure, will I furltl) Mgrrs- Willi U*. Among llte various eomm-nta oi n'e n,» tl« iM'oiitiou of’ th s marriage, was on* that is worth a ptuuiug record. U wan I WMlf • >' a \<>uiifc lady uh i tii«>l i> t h i j rap in vain tor ik- doctor. | 4 Xu rnnt'er H im or wlint n young l«dj i is.* >htr Mini raplwmslv, • if ah*: hail Iron any h!h ic <>n the oilier side of tin* Alle gin hies, and especially it In tin New Eng I 'ini. >ll*‘ takes the pick of the henux ill a nte Ol Ik. It ix to" had I All acknowl. edge l hat the western girls make (lie hesf wives, ami all mien ihem nh' n they i nn tel mi other-; hut |e| an e isiern girl show her f n« among ns. and *Ce wha» pro tea siuii is worth, She is sn ipped up in less • hail iiu lime. Ii is too laid !' SELF .MADE MEN* ■\°u may take the whole population of Maryland, and select from it fifty men who are most distinguished for talents, of aryy description of public, usefulness, and I will answer for it, they are all every tine of them men who began the world without a dollar L«H»lr into the puWie councils of the nation and who are they that take the lead there? i riiey are men who began wiih nothing.! It.e rule is universal. It pervades our courts, Matt and Federal, from the highest ! to the lowest. It iN true „f a|j the profi>s. j Mons. |i is so now, it has been so at any 1 lime since I have known the public men of I t.ns state or nation, and it will be so while oar present institutions continue. You i must throw a man upon his own resources to bring him out. The struggle which is to result in eminence is too arduous, and must be continued too long to he encounter :d and maintained voluntarily, or unless as t matter of life and death. He who Ins a orlune to fall bark on will slacken front his iffons and finally retire from the compeii ion. With me it is a question whetl er it is de urable that a parent should be able to leave us son any property at all. You will have i large fortune, and f am sorry for it as ii t il be the spoiling of a good lawyer. These ue my deliberate sentiments, and I shall be ejoiced to find jn your instance, I shall lave been mistaken —Clemen' Falconer. Wreck of the Atlantic ! For the following addition 4 informa* loo, says tlieN. Yoik Express of Fridav, we ure indebted t , Mr. Uurke, who.has uecii at Ih«; wreck nearly ttiu whole of the time .nice tin* disinter. On J riday evening last, * mutilated •! • w'*'# l*JfoAii on shore mLmhii half’* mb: below tin- » r, ck—part nl the skul , t« tk, .ualy and one bg, war-the only cumins, and no c othtrig on the body iav« otic boot, ittstd--nl winch was tin* t uiiii id Dr. I'.onney, legibly written, .nd the linker resides m at' 53 or 5.» Noil.i Miukot si. B ision. On •Sun«l««v 1 ityrnitig. jutti in d-ybre.ik, ti « t.oiy M M i. Joint iVnltnii w.s l-.uinl nearly half a mile below the wreck—otl ills body were (••omi his watch, a puma containing in bank bibs The body of Mr. Walton was taken from Fisher’s |,hi;d hv .Mr. itilihf, to New London, and buried liv lb* sde nt bis wifi and tour rh.l».eii, who. wen- nil lo»t at the lime of the Allan* Ilc ivicek. Two parts of sell Is were toiled and lib re i r • constantlv washing ashore ""•'•or less fragments of human bodies. On ll.u I otiom of n trunk appears the name ot J C C dll tore, Lot-n1, Ijj-JI,_XV. S. on tti:1 top ot another—pi< ora of car pet lings, tin iks i.'it.«b, &c.. are strown n'nnjr the shore up and down trorn the wr< ck, a mile eac.l Way. Tin; wreek, the point which isremiyt ing, is in the same position us it wis when ■he til's! stiiiek tile rocks—tilt: ste.iiitSI' was broken op immediately and close to th« wheel Inius-, b-o’h Ion: nnd ntl, nnd nothing remains hut her naked wheels and her engine—the tv II was taken down by the men employed to d-inch h*r nit ciiinery—it tolled so dreadfully they said they could nut wuik. A Le aw ruin. Extract—It is iln bold-ling spr.ng wl.io t fo vs g nl. ; the little rival it which glides through tin* meadow’, nnd which runs along iliv mid eight by the farin lioiisc, th it is useful ra h'-r thiin the swollen (I md of the ea'a raci. Niagara oxet*** our won ter—nnd we stun I mini?, -d at t'b* power nil I great ness ot (Jod there as he ‘ pours it trom the hollow id lus band.’ Rot one Niagara enough tor a comment or a w-uld—while tliul same world needs tllousan Is util tens of thousands of silver loiniaina and gentle Rowing rivul.'tSi Hint water every larm. every nn ndow, nnd every garden, and tlrii sh ill 11 iw on every day, nnd night with their geniltj and quiet bcuu'y. So with the nets of our lives It is nm by great dei d* only, lika those of Mow. aid,not by great sutferiiigsnnly. like those of tin: martyrs—that great good is to la done—it is by the daily and quiet virtu-'* of Me—the Christian temper, the meek forbearance, the spirit of forgiveness in the husband and wife,the father,Ilia moth er, .lie brother, the sistei, the friend, tin m-ighlior, that good is to lie done—sod in this way ull may bo useful.—lieu. Al bert Barnes. MURDER OF GEM. TAYLOR’S NEGRO. Mnn'e'cy, Mexico. Nov. 3, 1S42. General Taylor’* negrr biy was murder ed by mo Mexican* last evening. The hoy was sent by Gen Taylor after some corn a distance from the camp, and while he wa* in the field procuring a load, two Mcxican< fell upon him aroi-d with knives: and most brutally murdered him on the spot. From ih* appealance of the wound* he must have died instantaneously. His body was found soon after by a party ot soldiers who hap penened to spy it. partially covered with the green corn the boy had cut. The murder er* were arrested this morning, an! turned over by Gen. Taylor to the Alcalde of the city lo receive due punishment for the atm cious crime. They fully confrsseJ their guilt, and were not in the least alarmed a* tu the ultimate consequence*. ST\RV\T!OV IN I RET. tNPI A nr v ile Idler deled lira*. Ireland N >v 3 i „V( TS • dioiecs if ih • eon 'lev. in d ■.•iten j v; ever* die l>*»th fr in «tarv • i •> i* n *» ,n ..rriirretiee-.il isrhrinii l.il i*> I ■hejiurnalc »s ■ Ihing of ccmis#—exciting III tin w no owtuux nl. ■ - . "V-\*' 'ir 71 1 \.?''% j iHfc* KWH 4’ i*UiU' «,#• o ru» r'. .1 The IJoMO« Traveller say*: 80m|’ 13 ] tear* ago two strange,* met on Charleston a i® j bridge. One was a young man *i„t dj f ! frcen from the country, with his war,Col e > jC ! ,n a bunllc under his arar, and the other a 1 ' I resident of the city. For some reason not B| ! easily explained, they hauite.i and held 1 ■ something like lire following conversation : *’ *1,r, do you know any place where I cau .1 get anything to do?” ‘•I don’t know that Ido. What sertef M employment are rou sreking for ?” J *• Well, I’m not particular. J cacaiSfft^P®?* on teaching school, when I left hom4£*¥w they told me back here, that they thought I B could’nt get one about here. Do you know of any s ables where they want a hand ?” Finding the country man was ready for anything in the way of work, the gentleman tol I him where he thought he might get fl employment as a hand-cart man and chore man, and bid him good hve. It was r.ot long after this car.mi inter view that the young mar sought otrt his adviser, and thanked him for his helping him to a place. He had found the place to which lie had been recommended, and had then mil employment in a retail grocer* fl store, in carting packager and doing jobs of different kinds. From this humble condi tion he worked his way along in the world, to be a clerk in the store, then in a whole sale establishment, and finally to he a part- m neriu th» same concern. Ife is now i, rio ted to be worth fron? 50,003 to $73 03 1 So mm h for energy an! perse ver with a willingness to do any no--.; •„ ^ for a living. Men of such on of sink* ■ . \ if they cannot at once do what lire) w mli will d > wliat they rvn, with the culinary blessing of provideuce, are quite sure to suc ked iu the world. PATCHING Ul* MATTERS. It is s«id tint Santa Anna, in n la fit proclamation, assured the Mexicans that ad tli i Inrttficn lions which- the American army destroyed would he repaired by rhc Ameiicah government. 11 is Hsxnrimoe* were based .tjioi Die ptibliclv declared principles of Air. Secretary M irev, that nil repairs of breeches, should lc paid f»r by the gjvornme.it.”— l'u ikse L)o<> l e. AN EQUIVOCAL COMPLIMENT. Mr. Barton, man igor ofa Philadelphia riieutre, proposed a silver cup to be given :o the person who should in An tha best sonti'.idrum to tie announced from tlur stage. A little Kensington bov took it in consideration of this riddle, which cor rectly cut-tins a fenrlul in I disgraceful truth : Why is Win. E. Burton like a tavern Ueep'r ? Because !in gives the ch#j, that brings many to the j>it, whlls; all above are i.i litrs. 4 . -.-- ----- Mu -ithnsof War.—The Troy Wbirf s.iys—*• We tinderstnn 1 that Messrs John, son .St Cox. of that city, have u contract with government to manufacture'll* many bomb shells a.s they can tu n o il by ibo lirst of January. Tnis contract has !>*cn ill operation several we. ks We are in formed flint they manufacture over Ijr'y t uts per day, and that the aitides arc uu* exceptionable. ICJ*A small grey wolf, two or thri n years old, weighing about (>U pound t was killed in Scubroolt, Mass, last week. rj I The Central RuilroaJ* AVe u ide,•start 1 ih it it is now theinton. lion of the contractor in push forward the work at this end nf the bn <, without delay. Mr. Palmer, the uguu of Mr lleluiip, is already ou the ground, with hands, in iking preparation f„r the steam excavator, which be informs us will be placed m ihe embankment north id tins village as soon as lh« necessary arrange ments for its reception can be complet ed— U^rlinjlon Fie* Press. A Duel lu DuS2a!»? I We intimated on Monday that a duel had bc«n (ought in Ihisriiv within a gbori apace ot tiixie past, and g.i»e tucn nl (tie cucumslati ce* a* we could glean Horn t.ie hint* thrown out. We now have it fro® a reliable some as me surgeon who was callid to dress tue wound I ol one of Ine parties that a duel did ac.tully | occur, aud the tacts are nearly as we staled | belore. I It wa* hrtween two Englishmsn.aml Inr tin* I settlement of an eld quarrel. The lime nee aid weapon* were agict d li no, an i .... . t ' ; >i second - Were lo or pi oSe, tl. i'.i- ■. I iok place II Itlj o. la ;.||* ,4 rile* <1 oU, . I'rospeci fli,1, 11:1 -Jn.da, lie tore la I fj,c "•'a. o pistols, at le.i pacta. Toe parlies IV •iirted lo Ihemeiho.) prea rib.U by the Cod * oi honor, ail ui.-ar’iied I tie distance back to .a. It. each to wneel and lir • as Soon as poisi ale allei reaching in«r proper distance. U.ie'of 1 lie parties fired before the other, am! hi* ball look effect u urn his antagonist, paanhg ihfougli a 1 luck tor bind on his ca r, entering 1 ms tprenead and passing diwti.on Ilia cheek , ivnerr it lodged, r.lc Won i.led mir, lei!, an 1 ms antagonist left, supposing no doubt fiat iw had killed him. After remaining for some lime—h jtv lati* tie could 11 >t sit—the fill,;n part* returned I » consc.inunesa. a id alth nigh bleedingpininslv iml suffering inn -li p on, h * hand igcd tits hea I I will a h in It err hei-f. a iJ mad • the best of III.* wav lor sirgic.,1 aid at! ilrj v !l*i* | iearl» recovered trom hi* Wound*. am! still re > mam* in llircnv. If such men d > not u tier. - a id liiat we hive law* agiiuat dueUi ig, tteir mrisioM* should he praciu sllv illn-irv'eJ In th un by Ihe District Attorney.— ZuQtili £*• !» « *». The C’liur Plj.m.Vy.—We l**ra ftiB thd tar-* able Patriot, tlul at a meeting fcM.| If yirm-’i'th Port of the d.Orient member* ol ('»• I hare lamilv, some t! toe itpw 1 id* were-area? tl w!m mad-rInure .g Mnn John Reed, el Yir* ■booth. In m kc iiivnligiti.o.s t jnpmir# } in the amount .4 projaerly left it Eigl.id. h. their (treat progenitor, aud imi <1ui.«at tea* coming Iwirailwtsio*