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A. A. EARLE, PUBLISHER.!
Xo Moro Compromise witli Slavery,
I TERMS, $1,25 IN ADVANCE.
IRASBURGH, VERMONT, FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1856.
NUMBER 16.
VOLUME 1.
itctarn Selections.
PREVENTING AN ELOPEMENT
A writer in the "Democratic Quarterly
Review," in sketching life at Baden-Baden,
records the following incident :
A noble HnDgarian lord, Count Chris-
. tian W , had come to pass the season
At Baden, accompanied by his daughter
. Helen. Young, beautiful, charming, and
heiress to an immense fortune left ber by
her mother, the young Countess soon
found herself surrouuded by a host of ad
mires. Adorers of all kinds were not
"wanting rich and poor noble and ob
scure, tender and passionate, grave and
gay. It was a perpetual tournament, of
which she was the queen, and where the
aspirants contended for her hand by ex
hibiting their address, grace and seduc
tive qualities. When she entered her
carriage, ten cavaliers were inj.he saddle,
caracoling around her caUche'. At the
ball, the most elegant dancers were de
voted to her. They had neither cares,
attentions, nor sighs, but for her ; whereat
many beautiful women French, English
and Russian were particularly mortified.
Of her pressing suitors Helen selected
the most worthle.-s. The Chevalier Garten
M was, it was true, a charming fel-
would have been broken; for what was
more out of the natural course of events
than that, at two o'clock in the morning,
the idea should coma: into the head of
any man to go t his pice, and sit down
in the lonely rooms in his department, for
no purpose of business or pleasure, but
simply from not knowing what to do with
himself ?
Or if, whm he had let himself into
low, pale and delicate, with fine blue eyes,
and long black wavy hair. In the place
of true passion, he had eloquence of look
and word ; iu short, he dressed with taste,
danced marvelously and sang like Rubini.
But, unhappily, these advantage were
contrasted by great vices. A dissipated
gambler, and unprincipled, the Chevalier
Cretan had quitted Naples in consequence
of some scandalous adventures in which
he was implicated. The Count, after
having informed himself of these facts,
desired, but too late, to put his daughter
on her guard against a dangerous affec
tion. Helen listened neither to the ad
vice, the prayers, nor the orders of her
father. The man for whom he endeav
ored to destroy her esteem was already
: master of her heart, and she obstinately
refused to believe in the disgraceful an
tecedents of the young Italian. If Gaetan
had had to do with a father who lacked
energy, perhaps he woctld have become
, the happy husband of the young Countess,
and the peaceful possessor of the immense
fortune with which he was so frantically
. in love. But the Count knew how to
carry his point either by management or
. force. He was an old lion. He had pre
served all the vigor of youth, and all the
rude firmness of an indomitable charac
ter, which nothing but paternal tender
ness had ever softened. Self-willed in
his resolutions, stern in his execution of
them, he cast about for means to put hors
du combat this carpet knight who had
dared to undertake to become his son-in-law
in spite of him, when accident threw
into his hands a letter which Gaetan had
vvritten to Helen. The Chevalier, im pa
tient to attain the goal of his desires, pro
posed, in direct terms to the young Coun
' tess, an elopement, and proposed a clan
destine meeting, at the hour when the
Count was in the habit of going out to
play whist with some gentlemen of his
.acquaintance at the Conversation House.
A rose placed in Helen's belt was to
be the signal of consent.
The young girl had not read the adroit
ly intercepted note. " Put this flower in
your belt," said the Count to her, offering
her a rose, " and come with me."
Helen smilingly obeyed, and took her
blathers arm. In the course of their walk
they met Gzetan, who seeing the rose, was
: overjoyed.
Then the Count conducted his daugh
ter to the residence of one of their acquain
tance a, and requested her to wait until he
came for her. That done he returned to
" the little house in which he lived, at the
-outskirts of Baden, on the Litchtenthal
oad. He had sent away his servant,
and was alone. At the appointed hour
Gastan arrived at the rendezvous, leaped
lightly over the wall of the garden, and,
finding the door shut, entered the house
through one of the low windows. Then
mounting the stairs, filled with pleasing
emotions, he directed his step towards the
' . ' . ' . II . Ill' -"1 Mill ft U I l." W ' I ' 1 I U V
intentions. 1 shall snow you no mercy i jx. xviJ.urt.ivan.min Pivin.
But, to take your life, I had no need of The following singular story is taken
this trap. You know the skul of my right from "Illustrations of Human Life," by
arm ; a duel would have long ago rid me jfr WarcU. author of Tremaine:
of you. To avoid scandal, I did not wish The 0f which we shall now ad-
a duel; and, now, I will slay you only at yerthas the double value of being told,
the last extremity, if you refuse to obey we presume, on Mr. Ward's personal
me. I bnnwledire. and of illustrating the extra-
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" What is your will, sir?" ordinary chances on which human life is
" You must leave Baden not in a few suffered to depend. The circumstances
days, not to-morrow but this very in- occurred to the well known Sir Evan
sunt. You must put two hundred leagues jfepean, in the Home department. The
between it and you, and never again come popular version of the story had been,
into the presence of my daughter or my- that be was warned by a vision to save
self. As the price of your obedience, and the lives of three or four men condemned
to pay your traveling expenses,! will give to die, but reprieved ; and who, but for
you twenty thousand francs." I the vision, would have perished, through
The Chevalier wished to speak. the under-Secretary's neglect in forward
"Not a word!" cried the Count in a ing the reprieve. On Sir Evan's being
voice of thunder. "You know me, un- subsequently asked how far this story other, even the second, as he might nev-
derstand 1 I hold your lite at my mercy, was true nj3 answer was : "The nara- er have taken the trouble of turning tne
and a moment's hesitation will be punished t;ve romances a little, but what it alludes page ; or if he and the chief clerk of the
with death." i to was the most extraordinary thins that Crown's house, and. instead of finding
i - - i - -
I obey," stammered the Chavalier. ever happened to me." The simple facts him at the moment of getting into the
In good time! Your twenty thou- as told by himself are these : One night carriage, had been compelled to incur
sand francs are in that secretary; take I during his office as under secretary, he delay of bringing hitu back from the
them i I felt the most unaccountable wakefulness niintrv. nil the nreceedinsr events would
l i J ' r o
" Permit me to decline your offer. that could be imagined ; he was in perfect have been useless. The people would
An imperious gesture over the false health, had dined early, and had nothing have died at York, for, even as it was
modesty which the Chevalier expressed I whatever on his mind to keep him awake, they were stopped on the very verge of
feebly, and like a man who declines tor I Still, he found all attempts to sleep im- execution.
lormssaKe. I rvKKihlA. and from eleven till two in the ti i.i.i f
I F J I JLUC 1 CUIAl mtbULG Ul IHU i. iiuiv.
"But," said he, "the secretary is morning, he never closed his eyes. At ia that th .Wn m-.ht j,,ve w,n snar).
length weary of this struggle, and as the ped at every and that every link
twilight was breaking (U was m summer ; was equally important. In the calcula
te determined to try wnat wnouia oe me - f Drobablv of anv one of these
a id 4
those solitary rooms, the book of entries
had not lain on the table ; (and this we
presume to have been among the chan
ces, as we can scarcely suppose books of
this official importance to be generally
left to their fate ai -- J'the servants and
messengers of the office ;) or, if the en
try, instead of being on the first page
that opened to his eyes, had been any
locked."
Open it."
" There is no key in it.!
" Break the lock, then."
" What! you wish me to"
" Break the lock, or IU shoot you.
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
Harper for February has the following
upon dueling in New York :
A very laughable circumstance is said
to have occurred in Albany, during a
session of the Legislature at the Capitol,
several years ago of course before the
prohibition of dueling by statue in this
State.
It was an exciting political time, and
owing to some words spoken in debate"
by a heated member, during the " heated
term," touching somewhat upon the pri
vate character of a brother member, a
challenge was forthwith despatched to the
offending member, by " a friend," as such
a messenger is called in the language of
the code of honor.
The challenge was at once accepted.
Pleased with this promptness, the sec
ond said :
" When can we expect your friend ?"
" Don't want any friend," said the
challenged party. 44 I waive all such
advantages. He can have a dozen if he
wishes."
" this is magnanimous, but it is not
according to the 44 code." Well Sir if I
am to confer with you directly what
weapons?"
" Broad-swords."
"The timer"
"Day after to-morrow, at twelve o'clock
at noon, precisely."
" At what place ?"
"At O , on the St. Lawrence. Your
effect of a walk in the park. There he OCCOTrenoegj a mathematician would find
saw nothing but the sleepy senunais. the cha very Mrd against the prob
But, in his walk, happening to pas the aWi;t f thf, h.,. Tf it4Wl whth-
The pistol was again presented, as an Home office several times, he thought of lflWmt fr tnU hh intor-
argument which admitted no reply. Goe- iettintr himself in with his key. though -.- . i j- 1- -
e . r J iiemn0 uiaisenia iiu ui& jtey, iuoueu portion is to be discovered in saving the
tan obeyed. without any particular object- The book r 1 i,
.it- m m j .i. . r i 1 i lives ui a lew mcucu cuiuuu, wuu,
" It is Wftll r Raid the CVirrnt. ToVpLf . , t-r --n i r ' '
..... entries 01 tne uay oetore suu lay on fy m such probably re
"w k ew Vi "Vk tne tamp, ana rnrou?n sneer nstiessness 1 . t . . i
MIDNIGHT-
Iluferland, in his treatise on sleep, has
some curious as well as forcible ideas on
the necessity of devoting midnight to rest
and sleep. He considers that the period
of twenty-four hours, which is produced
by the regular revolution of the earth on
its axis, marks its influence most definitely
on the physical economy of man. Dis
eases show this regular influence in their
daily rise and falL Settled regular fever
exhibits a t went y-four hours flux and re.
flux. In the healthful state, there i
manifest the same regular influence, and
the more habitual our meals, our hours
of exercise or employment, and our hours
of sleep, the more power is there in the
system to resist disease. In the morning
the pulse is slow and the nerves calmer,
and the mind and the body better fitted
for labor. As we advance toward the
evening of the day, the pulse becomes
accelerated, and an almost feverish stale
is produced which, in excitable persons,
becomes an absolute eveninc fever.
Rest carries off this fever by its sleep,
and the refreshing opening of its pores
which sleep produces. In this nightly
respiration, there is an absolute crisis of
this evening fever, and this periodical
crisis is necessary to every one, for it car
ries off whatever useless or pernicious
particles our bodies may have imbibed.
The evening fever, Iluferland thinks,
is not entirely owing to the accession of
new chyle to the system, but to the de-
principal shall stand on one side of the parture of the sun and of the light. The
yours, mve you a pocket Dookr- he opened it. The first thins he saw
" les."
nat ooes it contain r york for the ordered for execu
"Some papers letters addressed tojon.- The execution had been appoint
me ed for the next day. It struck him that
"Let your pocket book fall in front of he had received no return to his order to
the secretary you have broken open." gend the reprieve. He searched the
"What?" "minutes;" he could not find it there. In
" I must have proof which will convict alarm, he went to the house of the head
vou" clerk, who lived in Downins street.
knockea mm np, ric was men pt rc)
t V. o toKla on tliiYiiirrH cVlAAl lwttpQT103Q I . .....
o" - I turned to their wicked trade as soon as
they eseared. and only plunsred them-
appalled him-'-A reprieve to be sent to intQ deeper iniquUy . fte answer
is, that it is not for us, in our ignorance,
'But-
tomete out the value of human life, how
ever criminal in the eyes of heaven.
THE CONDOR.
The Condor is the largest winged bird
known, its extended winrs measuring
from tin tn tin about fiffwn fipt Tt
1 . . . .1 ... .1
- But, sir, I mean to have here all the . a mAl ;r i,P tnPW nvthina of the. re. no douDt 01 mi ctures living upon tne
evidences of a burglary. Imeanthatthe Lrieve being sent. in great alarm, the earth'. the 0ne that rem0Ve farthest
robber snail be known. Kobber, or deatn ! cbjef clerk could not remember. "You
Choose! Ah! your choice is made. I are scarcely awake," said Sir Evan, "re- The terrestrial localities of this gigan
was sure you would be reasonable. Now yourself ; it must be sent." c k""" are comprised in a zone which
you arn about to fly. You will go before The -ig-u ' recollected he had sent extends from about 1,000 to 9,000 feet
me. I do not quit you until vou are a :t , v. i.rV f th0 n wW above the sea, and the height at which it
league from Baden. For the rest, make
yourself easy. I will return late, and will
enter no complaint till to-murrow. You
may easily escape pursuit, and if my pro
tection becomes necessary, reckon on me.
Begone !"
habitually soars, according to Humboldt,
is six times that at which clouds are sus-
ness it was to forward it to York.
"Good." said Sir Evan. "But have
von hi, r-Pint and certificate that . it is Pended over the Pins of Europe.
- i While searching for food, it descends to
rone ; I
0 u - j the plains which border the Cordilleras,
Then come -with me : we must find and Humboldt has called attention to the
After this adventure, which made a him although it is so early." remarkable physiological fact, that the
great noise, Helen could no longer doubt It was near four, and the clerk of the same individual which breathes so easily
Gstan was banished from her mind and I Crown lived in Chancery Lane. There the rarified air of the loftiest regions,
she married one of her cousins, captain in wai no hackney coach to be seen, and should sometimes suddenly descend to the
a regiment of cavalry in the service of they almost ran. They were just in time, sea-shore, thus passing rapidly through
the Emperor of Austria. : The clerk of the crown had a country aU climates, and every condition of at-
house. and. meanins to have a Ions hoi- mosphere. It was formerly believed, in
VOLCANO AT HILO. J jday,, he was at that moment stepping in- connection with experimental observa-
We have again alarming news from to his eis to so to his villa. Astonished 'ions on the air pump, that no creature
Hilo. The lava is in violent action, and at this visit of the Under-Secretary of could live under so low a pressure; but
progressing directly towards Hilo. A State at such an hour, he was still more " s not known that the species breathe as
man who went up to watch its progress go at his business. well when the barometer stood only
was hemmed in by a sudden fiow of the "Heavens !" cried he, "the reprieve is twelve inches, as if it stood at thirty,
lava, from which there was no escape but locked up in my desk T it was brought, Its most frequent haunts range from
by jumping into the river, which he did, Sir Evan sent it to the post office for the 10,000 to 19,000 feet above the sea.
and, as the water was nearly at boiling truest and fleetest express. The reprieve These lofty regions are known veruacu-
heat, the poor fellow was sealded to death, reached York next morning just as the larly by the name of Condor's nest, al
It is perfectly impossible to conceive of nnhappy men were ascending the cart. though the female is believed to lay her
the awful grandeur of this lava stream : Wjth Sir Evant Isepenn we fully eggs upon the arid rock. There, perched
imagine a river of molten iron, three agree in regarding this little narative as in dreary solitude on the crests of scat-
miles in width, flowing on, sometimes so one of the most extraordinary that we tered peaks, at the very verge of the re
gradually, though surely, tliat its progress have ever heard. We shall go further gion of perpetual snow, these dark, gi
is scarcely perceptible; at other times even than he acknowledged, and say that gantic birds are seen silently reposing like
sweeping down a steep declivity in a rap- to us it appears striking evidence of what melancholy spectres. But however wild
id and resistless torrent, fearful by day.l we should conceive a superior interpo- and savage maybe their haunts and hab-
and terrible by night. .No obstacle can gjtiou. It is true that no ghost appears, its, the tales narrated of their carrying
stay its march. A more awful sight can- nor is any prompting voice audible ; yet off young persons ten or twelve years of
not oe imagined. It cuts down immense the result depended upon so long a sue- age, may be regarded as fabulous by any
torests, which, by their tremendous fires, cession of seeming chances and each of one who has examined their feet and tal
river, and I will stand on the other, and
we will fiht it out "'
The " second" frowned. " This is no
jesting matter, sir. lou are not serious?
WhT , yes I am too ! Hasn't the chal-'
lenged party a right to the choice of weap
ons and place?"
" Well yes sir ; but not to unusual
weapons in unsual places."
"Very well ; pistols will not be objected
to, of course."
"Assuredly not ; the gentleman's weap
on." " Very good, then. We will meet to
morrow in the little village of P ,
and at twelve o'clock precisely we will
fight on the " Sugar loaf Hill ;" standing
turning and firing. Will that arrangement
be satisfactory ?"
It will. We shall be there."
And the parties separated. Now "Sugar j
loaf Hill," "at the place aforesaid," was
exactly what its name imparts a sharp !
conical pillar of ground, remarkable all
the immediate country round for its pe
culiar formation.
The time arrived, and " the parties"
appeared on the ground : but the state of
the case " leaked out" very quick.
! Sir !" said the second, as he arrived
turn night into day. It pours its molten 1 these chances was at once so improbable
torrent over precipices in one unbroken and so necessary, that we are almost
sheet, in a fall of hundreds of feet, into compelled to regard the whole matter of
a deep and broad ravine, which, deep as an influence not to be attributed toman,
it is, proves but a straw in its resistless If the first link of the chair might pass
nroffress for no matter how fojn anil fnr common o-jirrsnift na nniloiiht.
flnartmor. ( tt i - 1
th da h . ' ,ns broad ravine, it ksoon filled op with edly fits of wakefulness willhappen with-
?u "f ter'efoundtnefater, armed the cooling lava, to a level with the plain, out any discoverable ground in the state
with 9tir9rinrn cir,l. t-'l-. ... r J .
r ue WJUnl Closed : and fb tinhmfcin rnrrt iwitm n. lex-. I nf oithprhorlv nr minrTEfi11 wTiat. mnlil
the door, and 6aid to the wretched Grtan r j j - t- L - t .
.,. ... . ""-i eling and destroying everything in its be less in the common course of things
trembling with terror : 1 .... I . , . .
pain, m tne place 01 that most Deauu- than, tnus waning, ne snouid take it into
ful spot, Hilo, wefear there will be noth-l his head to get up and take a walk in
ing left hot a plain of black and barren the park at two in the morning ? Yet,
tcorits. ' Mr. , who has immense es-1 if he had, like others, contented himself
tates there, where he Eves like a prince, 1 with taking a walk in his chamker, or en
will be nearly, if not quite rained, if Hilo I joying the : cool air at the window, not
is submerged. - .. : . I one of the succeeding events could have
Or if when, he took
: "I could kul you ; I have the right to
do 60. You have broken into my house.
T could treat you as a felon ; nothing eould
be more natural."
" But, sir," replied Gaetan, almost ia
Audibly, "lam not a robber."
" And what are you, then ? You have
come to steal my daughter to steal an
neiress to steal a fortune. Here is your
been sacrificed.
A man ceases to be" a rood fel- ki w.1W. h W ermtentad with
low" the moment he refo tnA J -1 e .v. c ,-,v r .v.
.-.mo mui uufr in mfl Tfllir mff.'na 'I 3TI WUb nuw IWWtU nak 4 I ... . . ... .
- ' r -m.uuu tu . cigat, ana reronsM w &u m, to eoam
ons, which, though long, and in some re
spects powerful, are but slightly curved.
There is scarce an instance of their as
saulting even a child.
63" Dissolve in a quart of pure water,
as much salt as will thoroughly saturate
the liquid, and drench the animal thor
oughly until you discover symptoms of
relief. This is a simple and effectual
remedy for cholic in horses, and has been
successfully applied in case of bots.
63T Gentility is in neither birth, wealth.
manner nor fashion, but in the mind. A
high sense of honor, a determination
never to take a mean advantage of an
other, an adherence to truth, delicacy and
politeness towards those with whom we
have dealings, are its emntial character
with his almost breathless " principal" at
the apex of the Sugar-loaf, and surveyed
the ground " Sir ! this is another sub
terfuge ! What kind of a place is this
for a duel with pistols, back to back, and
a forward march of ten paces ? Why,
Sir, both parties would be out of sight at
eight paces, let alone ten ; and in turning
to fire, you must fire into the side-hill !"
"So much the better for both of us;"
answered the " party of the second part ;"
we are on terms of perfect equality then,
which is not always the case in modern
duels."
Out spake the challenging "principal"
then in words too plain to be misunder
stood :
" Sir-rT he said to the second " prin
cipal," at the same time looking daggers
at him ; " Sib-e! you are a coward. '"
"Well! s'posin' am I You know I
was, or you would not have challenged
me!"
" They do say," that the two " parties"
that went down the steep sides of Sugar
loaf Hill, on that memoriable occasion,
were as difficult of reconciliation as when
they ascended its sides ; and, moreover,
hat tbey were as different in temper as
possible. One party was laughing, and
the other "breathing out threatening arid
slaughter ; but nothing came of it, after
all This was the last of that duel.
And, thoughtfully regarded, it seems
to os that there is something of a lesson
in it, "indifferently well," as we have set
the actual occurrence before our readers.
crisis of this fever, to be most effective
by its regularity, ought to take place at
midnight when the sun is in its nadir, and
then the body becomes refreshed for the
early morning labor. Those who neglect
this period, cither push this diurnal crisis
into the morning, and thus undermine the
importance of its regularity, or lose it
entirely, and arise to their labors unre
freshed by sleep. Their bodies will not
have been purified by the nightly crisis,
and the seeds of disease will have thus
been planted.
Nervous people are peculiarly subject
to the influence of this evening fever, and
think they cannot labor without its ex
citement. Hence their mental efforts are
perrormea in tne night alone ; the im
portant time for the crisis of their ner
vous excitement passes over in wakeful
ness, and no refreshing perspiration clean
ses the body or strengthens the nerves.
Such people will wear out soon, unless
they change their habits and seek rest
when nature and the human constitution
dictate.
These considerations ought to be deep
ly studied and regarded by all who are in
the ruinous habit of turning night into
day, and of changing the functions of
each.
A failure of health will soon manifest
the truth of these remarks.
TIME FOR MATRIMONY.
The most proper age for entering the
holy bands of matrimony has been much
liscussed, but never settled. I am en
titled to my opinion ; and, although I
cannot here give the grounds on which
it rests, the reader may take it for granted
that I could adduce, were this the proper
place, a great number of weighty rea
son, both moral and physical, for the
dogma, then, which I would inculcate is
this, that matrimony should not be con
tracted before the first yearof the fourth
septenml, on the part of the fcmule, nor
before the last year of the same, in the
case of the male; In other words, the
female should be, at least twenty one
years of age, ar.d the male twenty-eight
years. 1 hat there should be seven vear3
difference between the sexes, at whatever
period of life the solemn contract is en
tered upon, need not be urged, as it is
universally admitted. There is a differ
ence of seven years, not in the actual du
ration of life, in the two sexes, but in the
tiimina of the constitution, the symmetry
of the form, and the lineaments of the
face. The wear and tear of bringing up
a family might alone account for this in
equality; but there are other causes in
herent in the constitution, and independ
ent of matrimony or celibacy.
In respect to early marriage, as far as
it concerns the softer sex, I have to ob
serve, for every year at which the hy
menial knot is tied below the age of twenty-one,
there will be, on an everage, three
years of premature decay of the corporal
fabric, and a considerable abbreviation of
the usual range of human existence. It
is in vain to point out instances that seem
to nullify this calculation. There will be
individual exceptions to all general rules.
The above will be found a fair average
estimate. On the moral consenuennes of
too early marriages it is not my inten
tion to dilate, though I could adduce
many strong arguments against, and very
few in favor of the practice. It has been
said that "matrimony may have miseries
but celibacy has no pleasures." As far
as too early marriage is concerned, tho
adage onght to run thus "marriages
must have miseries, though celibacy have
tit iWpq " 'I 'l. Mtoi " ?
a husband is rather foreign to my subject.
and has occupied much abler pens than
mine, to little advantage. My own opin
ion is, that, were the whole of the adult
population registered as they came of
age, and each person, male and female,
drew a name out of the urn, and thus
rendered matrimony a complete lottery,
the sums total of happiness, misery or
content would be nearly, if not exactly.
the same as upon the present principle
of selection. This, at first siirht. will un-
pear a most startling proposition ; but the
closer we examine it, the less extravagant
it will be found. Dr. Johnson.
(3 Human nature is like a bad clock ;
it may go right now and then, or it may
be made to strike the right hour, but iu
inward frame is to go wrong.
CiT The best cough mixture that has
yet been made, consists of a pair of thick
boots, mixed with lots of air and plenty
of exercise. People who hug the stove
and grow lean, please notice.
Qr Put your fanning utensil in order.
NEBUCHEDNEZZAR FOUND.
It is stated that Col. Rawlinson, who is
at present engaged in prosecuting the dis
coveries commenced by Layard and Bottu,
and in exhuming from the mounds of the
long lost rival cities of Nineveh and Bab
ylon, the instructive remains of this once
gigantic power, has lately discovered in
a state of perfect preservation, what is
believed to be the mummy of Nehuched-
nezzar. The face of the rebellious mon
arch of Babylon, covered by one of thot-e
gold masks usually found in Assyrian
tombs, is described as very handsome
the forehead high and commanding, the
features marked and regular. This in
teresting relic of remote antiquity, is for
the present preserved in the Museum of
the East India Company.
Of all the mighty empires which have
left a lasting impression on the memory,
none has so completely perinhed as that
of Assyria. More than two thousand
years have gone by.aince the two " print
cities," reuowned for their strength, their
luxury, and their magnificence, hate
crumbled into dust, leaving no vihible
trace of their existence, their very site
forgotten, A chance traveler, Layard,
riding through the Menopofamian valley,
discovered "the buried city," and with a
success that will ituriKrtaliie his nanu-.
has commenced to unroll the book of
As.-vrian history and civilization, which.
of ail the histories of the first period of
the world, is most ch.-arly connected with
the subsequent destinies of the human
race. The discoveries already made fur
nish ample testimony to refutejhe sceptic
and unbeliever cf cripture truth.
(J- Habit in a child u at first like a
spider's web; if neglected, it becomes
like a thread or twine, next a cord or
rope, finally a cable ; and then who can
brek it ?
THE TWO HEIRS.
" I remember," says a late Postmaster
General of the United States, " the first
time I visited Burlington, Vt., as a Judge
of the Supreme Court. I had left it
many years before a poor boy. At the
time I left there were two f males of
special note for their standing and weahh.
Each of them had a son about my own
age. I was very poor, and these two
boys were rich. During the long years
of hard toil which parsed before my re
turn, I had almost forgotten them. They
had long ago forgotten me.
" Approaching the courthouse, for the
first time, in company with several gen
tlemen of the bench and bar, I noticed,
in the court house yard, a large pile of
old furniture, alxmt to be sold at auction.
The scries of early boyhood with which
I was surrounded prompted me to a-k
who.- it was. I was told it belong'-d to
Mr. J. " Mr. J.? I remember a family
of that name, very wealthy; there was
a son, too j can it be he t" I was told
that it was even ?o. lie was the son of
ww of the families already alluded to.
lie had inherited more than I had earned,
and ?jetU it ; and now his own family
tvas reduced to real want, and his very
I'uniijure was that day to be tuld for
debt.
" I went into the court house suddenly,
yet almo-t glad that I was Inirn poor. I
wan goon uborlx.'d in the buinee before
me. One of the first case called, origi
nated in a drunken quarrel between Mr.
II. and Mr. A. Mr. II., thought I, that
a familiar name. Can it be ? In short,
found that this was ituk-ed the son of the
other wealthy man rufi-rred to ! I was
overwhelmed alike with astonishment and
thanksgiving u.;!oiiUl, merit at the change
of our relative markings, and thankgiv
ing that I was not born to inherit wealth
without toil."
Those father provide best for their
children who leave them with the highest
education, the pureit mora!; and tbt
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