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YOU ASK HOW I LIVE 1
11Y JOSEPH ROBUINS.
Liviug friendly, feeling friendly,
Acting fairly to all men,
Seeking to do that to others
They may do to us again.
Hating no man, scorning no man,
Wronging none by word or deed ;
But forbearing, soothing, serving,
Thus I live and this my creed.
Harsh condemning, fierce contemning,
Is of little Christain use,
One soft word of kindly peace
Is worth a torrent of abuse ;
Calling things bad, calling men bad,
Adds but darkness to their night,
If thou would'st improve thy brother,
Let thy goodness be his light.
I have felt and known how bitter
Human coldness makes the world,
Ev'ry bosom round me frozen,
Not an eye with pity pearled ;
Still my heart with kindness teeming,
" Glad when other hearts are glad,
And my eyes a tear-drop findeth
At the sight of others sad.
Ah ! be kind life hath no secret
Eor our happiness like this ;
Kindly hearts are seldom sad ones,
Blessing ever bringeth bliss ;
Lend a helping hand to others,
Smile tho' all the world should frown,
Man is man, we all are brothers,
Black or white, or red or brown.
Man is man, through all gradations,
Little rocks it where it stands,
God's image is impressed upon hira.
Scattered over many lands ;
Man is man bv form and feature,
Man by vice and virtue too,
Man is all one common nature,
Speaks and binds us brothers true.
A Pish Story.
Pour clergymen, a Baptist, Presbyteri
an, Methodist, and Roman Catholic, met
by agreement to dine on fish. Soon as
grace was said the Catholic rose, armed ;
with knife and fork, and taking about one- I
third of the fish, comprehending the head I
removed it to his plate exclaimin-as he
removed it to his plate exclaiming as he
sat down, with great self-satistaction,
rapa est caput ecciesiao tac 1 ope is
Methodist minister arose,
himself to about one third embracing the
taimsclt to about one third cmDracin tLe
tan,, sealed wmseir, exclaiming, jjims
coronat opus ne uuu uruwus tuu
The Presbyterian now thought it was time J twenty-two millions in 183G, because
for him to move, and taking the remain- ; object of incrcage exUr
der of the fish to his plate, exclaiming, . f , f nnnr anminnUn nf nr
"'In media est Veritas1' (truth lies between
the two extremes.) Our Baptist brother
bad nothing but an empty plate and the
prospect of a slim dinner, and snatching
up the bowl of drawn (melted) butter, he ! been carricd up to an average 0f thirty ! 0f free inhabitants, and yet the South
dashed it over them all exclaiming "Ego million nQ parfc of which wag permittcd ' do(JS nQt besUate at bulDg Cuba afc a bun.
baptizo vas iI baptize you all.) , tQ b(j approprjated to internal improve- !dred millions, nor would it hesitate about
lyCusk. ! nients asked for by tho North, while the involving the whole country in a war that
The Empress Josephine was very fond Florida war was allowed to absorb enor-mjrbt cost twice that sum for tho purpose
of perfumes, and above all of musk. Her uious masses of treasure contributed by J 0f preventing any movements in the is
dressing room at Malmaison was filled . tue people of tho Union, North and South-! laud looking to tho enfranchisement of
wth it in spite of Napoleon's frequent re- ' In tuc first tw0 years of tbia Admiuistra- its negro population,
monstrances. Forty years have elapsed tion, the expenditure for military pur- The North, as we have said, scarcely
since her death, and the present owner Poses alone averaged no less than twenty- needs an army. It has but littlo need
of Malmaison has had the walls of that one millions, and the total amount so ex- for a navy; but even admitting that five
dressing room repeatedly washed and pended in the four years was sixty-eight millions were required for that purpose,
pained, bu.t neither scrubbing, aquafortis i millions, or sixteen millions more than' it is difficult to see how the expenditure
por paint Sias been able to remove the i was expended for all purposes by Mr. jGf Mr. Adams could bo much exceeded.
.smoll ofthe good Empress's musk, which ' Adams. It was, however, for southern, The Post Office of tho North could sup
.continues as etrong as if the bottle which " benefit, and therefore constitutional. jport itself at lower rates than those now
.contained jit had been but yesterday re- j Under the succeeding Administration, ' paid; for we have thrice the population
moved. 'the total expenditure was reduced to capable of maintaining correspondence,
A mixture of four ounces of nitrate of
ammonia, four ounces of sub-carbonate
e t -1 c c ,
,of soda, and four ounces of water, id a
tin-pail, will produce ten ounces of ice in
-.ooracDoay says tne way to discov-
all that's necessary is to set two dogs a
Tho "Russians never laucrh. When thev
- v y r - .- a j
C 1 iC ' limn t r.A r 1 1 v f 1 1 i n n rt 4-1m
ieei :IUUUJ tUWJf uuuuic utf) ovuuc.o buuii
vitals, and give their moustache a deuced
Switch. Queer dogs, are those bears.
From the New York Tribune. tlino- the boundaries of Texas and en- hires of the North should reach the sum they are required to pay this cnor-
The North and the South larging the area of slave territory, and of twenty millions, even that is less by " nous sum they will obtain the inforroa
xne -wonii anu. uio .uuui. & a . tion by reading the following passage
The policy of the North looks home- w the expenditure rose to an average , five-and-twenty millions than its present m .
ward. Northern men seek no enlarge- of forty-four millions chiefly bestowed . amount-not one-half of that excess is( "Our view of the policy of this measure
mnnf rtf fnrrifnrv Tinf flmv tin ?pp1r to
render productive' what thev have. To
accomplish that object, they need canals,
railroads, lighthouses, and the removal
. . .. . .. r-
nt nhafrnofiAiw tn t 10 nnvirrfiiinn nr rirpr.a
and for these latter purposes thev have
cinn,i;iv or,ri rnmiinritr oL-ml thr nwl nf
Southern policy looks outward. South
ern men seek additions to their territory,
; but tuey do not enueavor wvunut piu -
ductive what they have. Delaware,
Marvland and Vinrinnh with inuch of
Maryland, and. A irginn a, with much ot
; tuc uaronnas ana oi iveniucicy, nave
been exhausted by abstracting from tie
soil all the elements of production, and
the occupants of their exhausted lands
find themselves torcod to seek abroad tor
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new lands to be in their turn exhausted
and hence it is that the South is always
on the watch to secure, by war or pur
chase, enlargements of her surface.
uts or uer sunacc.
neauently deny to the to suPPort aQ esPCD3ivo and fiQa11
- J.A. .in thnto pay fifteen millions to the Mexican
riant or aiams in tne' . r J
Southern men, con
construction of roads or canals, or of ap-
propnatinji from the treasury any moneys
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to be used in the construction of light-
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houses, the formation of harbors, or the
removal of obstructions from rivers ; and
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it is to meet sourthern objections to gov-,
ernmental action that it is now proposed
tn nctfiVl?li n rrroiif Qvcfom nf lnnnl fnvn.
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tion. calculated larcelv to interfere with
the free circulation of men and merchau
disc throughout the Union.
Half a century since, the great terri
tory. Louisiana was purchased, chiefly
for the South. At the close of that long
period, the jNortn nas ootamea rrom oncha1f morc than 1Cas expended by Mr.
but a single State, while the South Adams for all purposes, internal and ex
already three, and now insists that the : tcrnoL Having purcbased Louisiana,
whole vast territory which yet remains j and for th(J
unoccupied should be thrown open to cul-1 gouth haye bufc Mcaped paying twfln.
tivation by slaves, and to ownership by j .'m f cnlarcement of the a-
the masters of those slaves. In 1S20 the ,
territory ot jjionua was purchased ior!denj and yet nQ appropriations can be
the South, at a cost of seven millions of !obtained for removin" obstructions from
doliars, paid out of taxes imposed on
property of the North and South. In
the eight year3 succeeding that purchase
from 1821 to 1820 the annual ex
penditures of the Government, exclusive
of payment3 on account of the national
debt, was but thirteen millions of dollars,
and yet out of that small sum considera
ble appropriations wero made in aid of
tho Cumberland lload and other works
of internal improvement.
The Administration of Gen. Jackson
succeeded to that of Mr. Adams in 1829,
th(j expenditure roso in tbe firat term
. , canteen millions, while in the
Mnnni1 -t .nrn flln twpnfr r,vo m;i
more than Uventy-five mil -
j. mtle Qr nQne of wblcb wag expend.
ed Qn any of tbose WQrks 0f peace desired
, hQ QTlh because the South had
that all snfih annronria-'r
wnrfl violin of thfl Honstitiition.
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; It.vaSj deemcd perfoctly con-
gtional to gwell tbo military and naval!
GxnGnditure from ht mmons :n i828
r " " r- - -
ida, whose occupancy interfered with the;slave-holdini
enlargement of the field for slave-labor.
Mr. Van Buren followed, and in his
period we find the expenditure to have
twenty millions, or less than was expend-
ed on tho army and navy alone by Mr.'
-ir it nUnr;n
van juren, wuu uuicu m """g
out the Seminoles. The death of Gener -
al Harrison bavin" thrown tbe executive
Tvler's occupation of
ler s occupation oi
was the veto ap-
oded to satisfy the
the Presidential Chair
plied to bills intentend
just expectations of northern men anxious
simprovo tho intercourse by the lakes
nd rivers of the West.
With Mr. Polk came the war for set-
on luo army ana navy, uarge, uunuvui,
08 3 fche amount to bc "tended, not a
ar could S for tbc promotion of the
peaceful improvements of the North; hen
d'n Iftdfi HnnfrrocQ nnnrnnrinfprl flbout a
A" i "i- r t'
! million of dollars for improvements in tho
lakeg and western rivers,
tho bill was
r,nnaA Titt TiTr. nct;tnf;nnn1.
nnrl whnn in l R4fi ?i sfill mnrn nmiinst
, , - o ,jy poasioiu uouceasiona 10 iu iuu-qiuyu-
bill wa3 sent to him, appropriating only , at the North; and if the consumption, per fanajic;Sm, is by the acquisition nf ad
half a million to all such purposes, he head, were equally as great in all portions ditional davc territory.
i , . 7 .. , .. f , . , opnmn a .
EaraQ u,mcuu iU
m for the pnyment of tUc debt Qw.
' n.l, onnlin.
tions. Passed by Congress, it was veto-
u n. -n-noMr, vnno"QQ if tooq I).,
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convenient to pay sucu claims wnuc en-
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.fjaced in a war for the extension of tern -
tory on our souturu iv sumuwuaiuiu uui-
ders. To secure that extension, we had
I Government; but happily "squatter gov-
f" coniirnrl fr flin NTnrflinrn SfnAQ
a portion of tho territory, torso nearly
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all 'of which they had been required to
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Texas had been dragged into the Union
;by Mr. Polk, and in ISoO the peoplo of
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the North were required to unite in pay-
iinjj ten millions for the enlargement of
The expenditure seoms now to be fixed
at from forty to fifty millions of dollars, ;
of which the military and naval depart- j tional to appropriate any part of the rev
ment, exclusive of the contracts for mail enues for the improvement of rivers and
steamers, reciuire more than twenty, or ! harbors, that to keep within the letter of
of Slavcry arranged by Gen. Gads-
. f fcb w t or fo j
proving the harbours of the lakes. Any j for the rapidly growing negro population,
amount may be lavished upon foreign j Well! the land is purchased, and next we
missions, having for their object a re- j are told that labor is scarce that negroes
moval of restrictions on the tobacco trade ' are high that it is unjust to permit Ala
of France and Germany, because that in- , batna and Texas to be taxed by Virginia
terests the South, but the treasury is ' to the extent of a thousand dollars for a
hermetically sealed against the claims of ! negro, when as good an one can be brought
the North for any aid in developing tho
resources of its territory, or in facilitat
ing intercourse between tho States of tho
East and the West.
We beg our readers to reflect careful-
' y upon these facts and to study how much
' u h m,;d fnr iho
Ut .1 1 -vv nni nnr.
, Nortb aione. A 0 need scarcely any
, qv degire nQ cstension of ter.
jritory. whilo the Southt is always at work
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to obta;n territory by purchase, or by
ne ,a lf .wnf.lv if niTomA a
1 ua a :nV- fo. n., t uM;,i nf.
uuuuau - i'"1VA v"u
of revenneB C0Dtributed by all the States;
and tbe cbicf reason for s0 d0ing was the
, danger that the slaves of that island,
! might, at some future time,'bccomc free
and thus bo placed in a situation
would render them dangerous to their
ng neighbors of Florida and
; Carolina. The North could not be al-
lowed to accept, free of cost, the British
1 nnBqo5;inni! with t.wn nnd .1 half millions
and three times the quantity of exchanges,
while tho organised territory of the South
!j nrrnntpr hv nlmnst, nun half than that
u - "j -
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, of the North. The diplomacy of the
North would require small expenditure,
for we have nothing to ask for. and tuere
is nothing for which we desire to fight.
is uuiuiug iui iuu wuc uu.
Northern polic'y looks as we have said,
1 always homeward, while that of tho South
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looks always outward, as witness the con
stantly repeated invasions ol lcxa3 01
Cuba and Mexico.
Admitting, however, that thc expendi-
j tuo uuum. ""ilul"'l'ui
. it be ?
Nearly all our revenue comes
from duties on foreign merchandise, of
slaves consume but little, and the !
' POOrCr claSS of white People 01 tho bOUttl
j consumo but little more. Taking, how-
, ever, tho whole white population ot the
i South, we have but five millions of con -
a..4i. t... t.... a :n:
' ... tii i 'Epects, uncertain cousequcnccs
sumers to nut against thrice that number',1 't., . i. .,
' of tbe Unioni thcir contributions would,
'i,nw.nnfnrUfti,n wu, nr nW.
j u , 1 " e
. one half of lbe twenty-five-milhons of ex-
; cess expenditure.
That the southern con-
I sumption, per head, will average less.and'of Slaverv.
much less, than that of the North no one
can uoubt: as it is. we tuinK, nuue as m-
... .,-1 ' . ... Ml
' ii i, rti.fn fi,n .nnfriW.inna
I nf f1ir Sont h fovrrds tho revenuo are
, ot Uie ooutn tow-ras tno revcuuo arc
iARS rnnn ten millinns nf dollars a sum
not more than sufficient to pay the mere
, n i i x,
i "T i'T i T
purchase of southern land, and in
making of wars for southern purposes.
We have now been asked to spend twen-!
tv millions more and if Cuba can be had
at a huudred miljions, it will be bought
and the interest upon these two sums
alone would amount to seven millions
two hundred thousand dollars, or a large
portion of tho whole amount of contribu-
f . , , , q rru -,J
tions furnished by the South, lhe same'
J . j
men who now urge upon the whole Union
these enormous expenditures for southern 1
purposess, deem it so highly unconstitu-
the law they would violate its spirit by
counties, cities, and
towns to make improvements and charge
tunage duties upon ships and merchan
dise, by which Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and
nnd Kpntuclrv. would bo compelled to
j contribute largely in taxation for the pro
1 motion of the trade of .New Orleans,
j We are assured that all these expendi-
turcs are necessary to provide an outlet
from Africa lor an hundred and utty dot
lars, and that therefore, we would re-establish
the African slave-trade. Such is
the tendency of things, and such is the
' end to which we are pointed before the
close of a century after the publication
1 of the Declaration of Independence,- in
! which it was asserted that all men were
i horn "free and equal." Prussia has e-
manci te(l ber Sl,rfo and Russia and
! towards tho enfranchisement of their peo-
pie; but we of the Nuoth are paying many
millions oi dollars annnauy ior tnc en-
! larfieme.nt of ?layo territory, to end in re-
cstab ishing the infamous trade by which
! Africa was0 iong degraded and is at
this moment depopulated. We are urged
to exponu several mimous on uiucuiaigi;
merit of our steam marine, and
' i tlm imnnrtfint. ronsnns for this measure
, offered bv Mr. Bocock of Virginia is, that
j tbo latent spark" of freedom may per-
haps blaze out m Cuba, when the "blood
of Mr. Crittenden and ins -companions
I i, n 5) CM I.I 1 . .
Will IJlj 1U1 VlljbailVjU. UUUUIUj II
ever, the spark of freedom blaze out a
mong the laborers of that island, these
i steamships will certainly bo used for its
extinguishment. Mr. Bocock is for ex-
tending the area, of slavcry, and not that
of freedom, and it is for that object he
would have us build so many ships.
There are iu the United States, as we
are told, 234 colleges, with 1,051 teach
ers, 27,150 students, and an anual income
of $452,314 from endowments, 15,485
from taxation, $184,549 from pubic funds
1,204,280 from other sources: making
in all, 1,910,028. Of public schoels for
common and academic education, there
80,091, with 92,000 teachers, 3,354,173
pupils, and an income of 182,594 from
endowments, 4,080,414 from taxes, ';,
747.6G9 from public funds, and 82. 147.
853 from all other sources: reaching a toJ
tal of G,591 ,520. Adding together theso , Rus.ia is tho greatest unbroken empiro
sums, we find an expeuditue for popular for extent that ever existed, occupying
education, in all its departments, of 11,.-1 vast regions of Europe and Asia, and
508,158 of money. Of this, the propor- nearly one-sixth of the habitable globe.
tion expended north of Mason and l)ix- It is forty-one times the size of France,
on's line, is probably not less than four- and one hundred and thirty-eight times
fifths, or more than nine millions of dol- that of England. Yet it was too small
lars, a considerable sum certainly, but for the ambition of Elexandcr, who is re
vet less than the interest on the expendtures ported to have said, "I iusi-t upon having
fnr mnrrhrisina T7Irtriiln 'nnrl fiffpfiri innt cr
'J l.UU"LI .1" HHV ..1.. .(.kltkkVk.
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carrying on the war tliat was declared to
carrying on me war uua was aeciarca 10
"exist" when it was deemed desirable to en-
' large the bounds of that State by seizing on
Of the hundred millions already offered
: 5 for Cuba, four-fifths would be
I paid by the North; and if northern men
desire to understand the object for which
is uiiionuiin;u ujuiepw
amount and controling consideration of
southern interests. It is because wo re-
tr?i rii t iii nnnincinnn r r i n t n nc rccpii7ir
to the stability of the system of Slavery, and
' tn iJl(, ,-,. nvri, nrJwrn nf fh Xmrih fl,of tv
"w.uw.u , ii ntt, wbki, tuut, n
j consent to forego our habitual repugnance
to ponnoai cnango, anu to ;
imeasure 01 bUCI1 vase, anu, 11
measure ot sucii vast. ana. in some re-
we must re-mjorcc ine powers
'of Slavery as an clement of political con-
trol, and this can only be done by the au-
q q n nQ othcdircction
lis there a chance for tho agrandizement
of Slavery. The intrigues of Great Brit-
tain for the abolition of Slavery in that
island are pursued with a zeal and an en
ergy that cannot fail of success, unless the
United States interfere to prevent the
consumation. Thcj only effoctual mode
by which this can be done, is by the trans
fer of the island to the dominion of tho
otaies. n we comem mu.it: iuu uua
' of the disruPtion of thi U
by tbe mad Spirit 0f Abolition, the n
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If we contemplate the pos&iblo
sity for tho acquisition of Cuba as a sup-
port to the South, becomes even more man- !
i itcst and urgent. With Luba in the pos-
session 01 a nosuie mturesi, aoumuru oia-
very would be exposed tp an assault which
it could neither resist nor endure. With
Cuba as a member of a great Southern
Confederacy, Slavery might bid defiance ,
to its enemies."
We are now called on to convert the
T ... ,r n . t , ... ,
Messilla v alley into slave territory, and
arrange for bringing the negroes of Cu-
ba -within tbe Union, and thus forever to
prevent the island from becoming the
property 01 tree biacii men; ana the mere ,
annual interest of these two purchases
to say nothing of the additional army and
navy that will be required will amount
to four-fifths of the whole amount we pay
j for educational purposes throughout the
tree btates 01 the Union.
Such is a portion of the cot of the U-
niou. What is its value has been shown, carried her oft" be rushes, half frenzied,
On a future occasion we shall furnish some with the whole company to the thicket,
other items as to the cost; but meantime from whence the screams proceeded, and
will beg our readers to reflect whether a there, among the topmost limbs of an e
trade which cannot be worth a dozen mil- normous banyan, the father beholds his
lions per annum is not dearly paid for by "daughter, naked, bleeding and struggling
the maintenance of a system that takes iu the grasp of a powerful Ourangoutang
from the North so many millons annually who held her tightly yet easily with one
to be applied to the purchase of southern arm, while he sprang lightly from-limb to
land, the support of southern wars, and limb, as if wholly unencumbered. It was
the lre-inforcement of the powers of Sla- in vain to think of shooting the monster,
very as an element of political coutrol,-' so agile was he. The Dyak coolies, know
when they might so advantageously bo ing the habits of the Ourangoutang, and
applied to the improvement of rivers and knowing that he will always plunge into
harbors, by which northern farmers could the nearest stream when hard pressed, be
cheaply get to market, and the improve- gan a system of operations to drive him
ment of school?, at which northern chil- to the water; they set up a great shout,
dreu might be cheaply educated. Tri- throwing missiles of all kinds and agita
bunc, April 19th. j ting the underbrush, while some proceeded
; asccu(i the tree. By the redoubled exer-
Lusus Naturae. j ons 0f the whole company, the monster
"Yo copy the following account of a : wa3 gradually driven toward the water,
wonderful production of nature from the ' yet still holding tightly to the poor girl.
Rnfirjimento ffialifomial Union ! At last, the monster and his victim was
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" Dropping into tho "K street tirusr
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storc' yesterday, we observed Dr. Logan
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busily engaged in his office, making a
drawing of the most moustrous lusus na- i
tunc wo ever saw.
it was no less than
ortive attempt on the part ot Dame
x, , f . V i
Nature to manufacture a human being
out of a hog.
The animal had attained
head and head are full and round, and
, ' . r i i ii i f
at about tho same facial angle as that ot
,. r. . T i- r ii
tne uaucasian racu. iu nuu oi luu uusu,
a proboscis, in exact miniaturo shape ot
i i if i i
an elephant s, proceeds from above and
between the eyes, and rests on tho upper
lip. The eyes arc large, round, aud full
as a man's. The lower jaw and chin
project beyond the upper, and tho tongue
protrudes a little tcyond the lips. The
a..ii j i i i i.
cars are uuucuuu. aim juiu uaun. uiruiiiat
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the su e ot the head, indeed, the wnoie
. e lt , i r
7 , i x n ,uMt'
0f tho strange animal partakes of the
iUU bliuai; ui a uuiuuu u.i nil iiuhu
characteristic formation of tho porcine
species. We understand that this phe-
!(r. nnmnlnfa Trofnl (rrrttvth O Tl fi l51Q film '
uu" V i i 7 i t hard y touched tho water, ere fifty
of a litter of well and naturally formed . t J . , , . ' .. J
. m i r i utc swimmers plunged in pursuit
PIUS. X 11 u llill HViUiai uuu iu il uwiiua, . , ,
. & . , , ... t rises, a dozen human arms are re
2 Ti.., ri ! toward Mm, he is grasped, oth
lib blilU 13 nunc uuu ouiuuiui J.us f
nouienon was obtained by a gentleman of ! , M c have beeu intormed that on batur
this city from oue of tho neighboring ny last, one of our German citizens kil-
inin districts, and that he intends send -
U(r it to Europe, iu order to give the
savans there an opportunity to speculute
concerning its formation.
Magnitude of Russia.
iYxn "Hnlt? ir ihntn linmi. thfi CaRTlian for
. liVj JIIIKtU W .v - - J 1
T,t.:, ijn;, sn n n wndi.
hand basin, and the North Pacific Ocean
nanu nasin, anu iuu
as a fish pond."
Tartary for a pas
Georgia for a vine
lie "encroached on
turo, on Persia and
orcia ior a viuoyaru, 011 aurhcv ior
a garden, on Poland for a farm, on Fin-
laud and Lapland as a hunting gr
and took part of North America
place of banishment for offenders."
An Abduction Indeed.
With our gentlemen's kid gloves all
made of monkey-skins (as they are,) it is
not "irrelevant to the epoch" to know of
what the monkey tribe is capable. We
think it worth while, therefore to copy a
passage from the paper read before the
American Geographical Society, by Cap
tain Gibson, lately returned from the East
Indias, bringing with him some new facta
as to the tribes of Ourangoutangs inhab
iting the deserts of that part of the world,
"My statement of the extraordinary pe
culiarities of these apparently semi-human
beings, has led to the expression of so
much curiosity to knqw more of them by
some, and of skepticism, as to the fact of
their existence on the part of -others, that
I have deemed it due to myself and to
give some additional facts, along with all
tho corroberative evidence that has fallen
under my observation.
While at Mintock, Palembang and Ba
tavia I heard many remarkable stories of
the agility, audacity, and especially of the
superhuman strength, of the Ourangou
tang. 1 will trespass upon your attention
by relating one of the most extraordinary,
at the same time one of tho best attested
which I heard at Batavia. Lieutenant
Shoch of the Duch East India Army was
, on a marcu, with a small detachment ot
! troops and coolies on the southeastern
coast of Borneo: he had encamped on one
occasion, during the noon day heat, on
the banks ot one ot the small tributaries
oi me liangarraisfiin. nm Jioieuant umi
with him his domestic establishment;
which included his daughter, a playful
and interesting little girl of the age of
thirteen. One day when wandering in
the jungle beyond the perscribed limits of
the camp, and having, from the oppress -
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ive heat, lossened her garments and
thrown them off almost to nudity, the
beauty of her person excited the notice of
the Ourangoutang, who sprang upon her
and earned her on. iler piercing screams
rang through the forest to the ears of her
dozing protectors, and roused every man
in the camp. The swift bare footed cool-
ies were foremost in pursuit; and now the
cry rings m the agonized fathers ear3
that his daughter is devoured by a bin-
atana aain that an Ouranijoutang ha3
seen on an outstretching limb, ovcrhang-
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m the stream; the coolies, who are a-
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nionu tbo expertest swimmers m tue
world immediatelv lined the banks, tho
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more tightly, took a survey of the water,
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enen icapcu niiu inu uuuu uuiow; uc uuu
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tang used both arms to defend, and after
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laceratms the bodies ot some of the cool-
I ies with his powerful nervous claws, final-
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i ly succeeded
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ly succeeacu in (living oeyona tnc reacn
in diving bej'ond the reach
of his pursuers, and iu escaping down the
stream, while the bleeding insensible Le-
dah was restored to the arms of her father
and nurse, in whose bauds she was ulti
mately restored to consciousness, strength
and health once more. This savage vcr-
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I sion of the classic storv of rlutto ami
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' Prosepine is well authenticated, and tho
Crl, now a grown up woman
is living at
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A.iuuuuii 111 uiu j.uuiuk,v;iig.
1 led a dog, some ot tho meat ot which he
in a puonc manner onercu 10 uposu 01
as an article to be used by families as
food. The dog had been regularly fat
tened for that purpose, and wa3 slaught
ered and dressed in a manner that would
have done credit to a practical beef butch
er. The German himself pronouueed the
dog meat "reicht goot," said it was mucb
better than a great portion of the meat
sold in this market, and manifested much
surprise that our people were so fastidi
ous as to refuse to purchase his dog meat!
We can assure our readers that thoro
is no joke in this statement. It is an abso
lute fact, and can easily be substantiated.
The Germau himself, not bciujr able to
effect any sales, used the dog meat in bin
own family aud upon his own table. If
this German persists iu indulging- his
fonduess for canine Jlesh, we hope he will
soon free our streets of .the presence of
hundreds of useless, yelping, barking, idle
and ill-conditioned cur
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