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T. FRILINO. SELECT POETRY. KINO WITL.tF'S DlllKI0 1IORIV. BY HEKRV W, LONOt-KLLOW. Witlafy a kih of the Saxon", Ere yet his last he breathed, To the merry monks of Croylnnil His drinking horn bequeathed That whenever they sal at their revels And drank from Ihe goldenjjowl, They might remember the donor And breathe a prayer for his soul. So sat they once at Christmas, And bade the goblet pass; In Iheir boards the red wine glistened Like dew-drops in the grass. They drank to the soul of Witlaf, They drank to Christ the Lord, And to each of the Twelve Apostles' Who had preached his holy Word ! Thev drank to the Saints and Martyrs Of the ditmnl days of yore, And as soon as the horn was empty, They remembered one Saint more. And the Reader droned from the pulpit, Like '.he munmir of many bees, The IrjriMid of good Faint Gulhlac, And Saint Basil's homilies; Till theprept bolls of the convent, From their prison in Ihe lower, Gnthlnc timl B.inholoma'us. Proclaimed the midnight honr. And the Yule-low cracked in the chimney, And the Abbot bowed his head, And the fla"melrts flapped and flickered; But the Abbot wus stark and dead! Yet still in It it pallid fingers He clinched the golden how), In which, like a pearl dissolving, ll.td souk and dissolved his font. But not for this their revels Tin' jovial monks foibore. For they cried '-Fill high the goblet We must di ink to one Saint more!" historical. KENNEDY'S LIFE OF WIRT. Th Church Mandamus Fase in Baltimore til 1SST. Tin; life of William Wirl, by the Hon. John P. Kenned v, is undoubtedly the most popular work which has been published lor long time. J he extracts which have been made from it in the public papers, is evidence alike of the ability with which the author has performed his task, and of the general interest which belongs to Ihe work. The following e'xlracts, giving an account of the great mandamus church case which created siu liijWisatiou in Baltimore in 1827, will have siecial attractions for evcrv one : In May, 1827, Mr. Wirt was engaged in a trial in Baltimore, which attracted great attention, and in which he made one ol his most popular and felicitous speeches. A breach had occurred between the mem bers of a Presbyterian congregation in that city a schism upon doctrinal questions, which found a considerable body ot adhe rents and advocates on either side. Mr. John M. Duncan was the pastor a gentle man of distinguished eloquence, of a very high order of talents, a bold and earnest preacher, and of irreproachable life and conversation, lie was, therelore, at this period, as he is still, a greatly esteemed and admired minister, with many followers and friend?. Without troubling the reader by an at tempt to make him acquainted with the merits of the controversy, it is sufficient only to say that the chief point in dispute seemed to be to whom belonged the church property, especially who was en titled to the possession of the pulpit, after this unhappy division in doctrine? It yas popularly understood in the community where the parties lived and I speak upon no other authority than this common opin ion that the majority of the congregation, with their pastor at the head, were, in laci, the disssenters from the ancient doctrine which was now maintained by the minori ty, i he church had been built and the property purchased by the contributions 01 the congregation, of which contributions the majority had supplied the greater part. The dispute was sulliciently irreconcilable to find its way into the courts and to be consigned to the guardianship of the laW yers. The period of trial had now come round. The most eminent counsel were emptoyeu. On the side of the pastor and the majority, was Mr. Wirt. On the other side, was Mr. Taney, the present Chief Justice of the United States. The case was heard upon an application by the minority, for a man damus to put them in possession of the pro perty. The trial was belure the court. The court room was filled to overflowing by an eager and excited crowd. composed, in part, of the membersof the congregation; in great part, also, by ladies of the highest fashion and consideration in the city, at traded thither by the general interest of the cause and by the fame of the counsel. Seats were especially provided for them. It was the first time that the court had ever been honored by such a fair assembly.--The interest, therefore, ol the trial was greatly increased. The weather was ex ceedingly hot, and the court room much worse than the weather out of doors. This was the condition of things on the last day, when Wirt was to close the case be fore the court. The previous stages of the trial had provoked less interest, and were, therefore, without this extraordinary atten dance of spectators. 'I had been told the evening before," sayi Mr. Wirt, in a letter to hi wife, of the 10th of May, 'lhat the 'adiei had deter mined to come and hear me : but I had discouraged it, ' sincerely believing; that they would find, no interest in the discus sion to requite them for the pain of such an attendance ; but they wouldn't take the point. On opening, I gave them warning that the discussion would prove very lire some, and that I should not feel the least mortified nt their retiring whenever they should find it so. This, of course was to the Judge; no mention of ladies; but (lie intimation was indirectly and very intelli gibly given, in terms as delicalp, graceful, and cautious as I could find. I did not ex pect them to stay half an hour, for having set up almost all the preceding night, lo make myself more thoroughly master of the cause, I bad a headache and was almost stupified. I had no idea that I should be able to do more than argue the case drily like a lawyer. But, somehow or other, my faculties seemed to recover themselves by a sudden spring. I never witnessed an au dience more interested. I spoke three hours, when the exertion and the oppres sive heat of the room had so much exhaust ed me, that I had to beg the Judge for an intermission of a few minutes. It was now one o'clock, and I was in hopes the audi ence would disperse, and leave me to finish my argument at my ease. But not a man or woman budged. "Meredith begged the Judge, on my be half, for an adjournment till the afternoon. The court was accordingly adjourned till half-past four. I made sure that I should then have a comparatively thin room, and no ladies, and so make cool work ol the sequel. V hen we re-assembled, instead of a cool, empty room, I was scarcely able to get to the door ', and instead of no la dies, the number was double. I was dis mayed ; fori came fatigued and Worn down, and felt certain that I should lose all the laurels of the morning. But a?ain, to my surprise, my mind recovered a fresh spring. 1 spoke an hour and a-halt, and when I closed, there was a clapping of hands, as loutl as vou have heard in the theatre ; la dies and all, even one of the Indies ioinins in it." This is his own account. The speech is well remembered in Baltimore fur its wit as well as its eloquence. Never was a dry legal sulrject lightened and relieved, whilst it was most fully discussed, by more bril liant Hashes of the finest wit and humor, or adorned with a richer eloquence. The public conversation was full of it for weeks afterwards. The newspapers attempted to preserve some of the happiest hits; but, as in all such experiments, only half pre served them t necessarily giving them without the accompaniments of the con-i text, the manner, the gesture and the recip- ; rocal sympathies between the orator and his audience, which could alone render i them fully intelligible; in the absence of which Ihey appear Hal. The writer of this Memoir heard the speech, felt its effect ; as others felt il, and saw, without surprise, being himself held in the same thraldom, what he would not have believed unseen, 1 how marvellously the orator wrapt in tie lighted attention that large crowd, com j posed of both sexes, and many to whom the j courts were altogether unfamiliar, whilst i he discussed, for the greater part of a day, i a question abounding in technical law and j occasions for the review of numerous judi- ; cial precedents. He concluded with a passage' that was singularly happy in its application to his client, and which, taking the court and au- ditory unawares, broke Upon them with a mingled grave and comic efT-rt : grave ' from its connexion with one of the grand- i est scenes of Macbeth, and comic from its unexpected and pointed application to the j gentleman who was there present, and ; upon whose shy and modest countenance it j drewall eyes, provoking laughter at his a p- ; parent discomfiture. Mr. Duncan, as 1 1 have said, was a great favorite, and the ! public interest in Ihe trial was, in large part, owing to the concern Which was felt ' for him. The advocate, in drawing to a ' close, spoke of the severity and unkind- ness of this contention to displace a pastor ! so much respected by his flock and ao Use ful in his vocation ; expatiated upon the : stake which the cause of religion had in j this proceeding, upon the necessity of avoiding the scandal such divisions were j likely to bring upon this cause; upon the ; reflections to which it would give rise, and : the great duty of harmony among Chris tian brethren : and, whilst all seemed to 1 respond to the truth of What iie said, he ! turned unexpectedly towards his client, ' who was sitting near him, and with most graceful elocution, said : , . ''Beeidca, this Duncan j llutli birne his faculties s meek, hath been 8o cliMtr in his great office, that his virtue Wit! plend like angels, trumpet.toiujued, against The deep duinnati ut of his taking 00-." This conclusion of i lie speech was greet ed with the clapping of hands mentioned in the letter; in which act of applause the large assemblage seemed to find a sudden and a pleasant vent for the feelings which had been chained up in mule attention for several hours, and which now broke forth In general congratulation of the orator. The cause was gained ; and Mr. Duncan is, to this day, in possession of the church, illustrating his ministry by a zeal and talent which have abated nothing of their origi nal strength. A few days after this trial, Mr. Wirt writes again to the some confidential cor respondent who was the repository ol the feelings expressed in my last letter: "I find mysell gazed at wherever I go, as if I had just entered Baltimore, for the first time; and hear passages of my speech constantly repeated. They are getting parts of it, I find, into the newspapers; and 1 had notice to-day, from one of the prin ters, that a stenographer had been employed on the occasion, and was trying to draw out the whole speech. I am afraid he will make a poor work of it, ard had much rather that he should let it alone altogether. Indeed, It is more than probable that many things which went off brilliantly in the delivery, from time, place and manner, will lose their eflect on paper. There is another thing that makes me averse to the publication. The opponents of Mr. Duncan are mortified at some little pleasantries which I hit off upon them in the course of my speech ; and if these tri fles are made to assume a durable form, I fear Ihey will never forgive me. These produced explosions of laughter, and I do not wish to see the laugh perpetuated by the press. I really had no serious intention lo "bite much." On the contrary meant only to be a little playful, and re lieve the tedium of a law discussion by an occasional pleasantry. But Meredith told me, on a former occasion, that my ploying in discussion, was pretty much like an ele phant amusing himself by giving a man a toss with his probosis to the clouds, in or der lo see how he would come down. Now, this never entered my imagination; and I could not, and cannot conceive how a thing manifestly said in laughing, good nature, an give offence.- I shall certainly try to stop the publication." ' . Yours, affectionately, WAI. WIRT. From the New York Tribune AN AMERICAN I'ONSI L INSILTED BY A BRITISH CIIAKOK. The Consul Cunc'h the Charge Therefor. Wasiiinoton, Tuesday, Jan. 13. An account of a most singular character, involving tho conduct of the British Charge d'Afiaires at Chili, has been olficially com. municatied to the Slato Department, and which was received by last night's mail. It appears that Mr. Totter, our Consul nt Val paraiso, has been most grossly insulted in the person of his fam ly. The facts are thest! : Upon reaching his place of destina tion, lit took rooms at a pubjic hotel and went ashore with his wife, child and nurse. Itia family wa conducted lo the suite of rooms by the landlady of the hotel, and after becoming settled, Mr. Poller left for 'a short lime to take a stroll through the city, accom panied by a fellow passenger. While absent one Stephen Henry Sullivan, nephew of Lord Palmerston and Charge of Her Brittanuic Majesty near 'he Court of Chili, abruptly en tered the rooms occupied by the wife and family of Mr. Poller, and informed her she must leave immediately as ho had engaged them. Unaccustomed lo such ungeutletnan ly I may adJ, brulal conduct in her own land, he was overwhelmed with jrief at the bearing of this Mr. Sullivan toward her. She informed him her huband was then absent in ihe cily: and entrented him a a gentle man not to turn her out of the moms in liis absence, assuring Mi. Sullivan vfiieti he re turned that all things could be satisfactory adjusted; that wiih a young inlanl in her arms she had nowhere to g0, and that but a short spare of liino would transpire before the return of her husband. To all such remons trances he not only turned a deaf ear. but ad ded insult to injury by informing her that site wus entitled to no such courtesy at his bauds, as she '"tens nothing but acook!'' Mrs. Potter retreated to Ihe apartments of Gen. Heneia, begging his protection until the return ol he i husband. Hi not only remunerated with Sullivan, but an Englishman gentleman also who was mortified to death at the conduct of this contemptible puppy. Nothing, however, could change his purpose, and Mrs. Potter with her child in her arms was ejected from her apartments by this low-bred minion, he following her to Ihe door using the mosl pro voking and insulting language toward her. On the return of our Consul to the Hotel, his first object was lo secure other lodgings Tor his abused family. This being accom plished, he called at the rooms of this Mr. Sullivan, but he was nut to be seen. Wait ing a sufficient length of th.' time, he called a second time, but with no better success; and it being then a late hour on Saturday evening he deferred a further interruption of this distinguished personage until the Monday morning following. Upon calling on Monday Mr. Stephen Henry Sullivan concluded to beat home; and as a suitable introduction io American manners and a customs where a man so far forgets what is due lo the ordina ry decencies of life, us by insulting or treat ing rudely a lady, our American Consul took her Britannic Majesty's Charge by the collar and gave him as severe a dressing with his Cane as was ever inflicted by a gentleman upon a black-guard. The course of Sullivan towards Mm. Potter has been fully couliim ed by statements of disinterested persons transmitted by Mr; Potter to the Department of Slate; and from all accounts, there can exist no reasonable doubt but that Ihe lesson taught Mr. Sullivan in manners and good breeding will be the most instructive and impressive one he has ever received. If Great Britain has not materially changed, she will not allow this puffed up, brainier boy to re main at Valparaiso a day after the facts are brought home to her knowledge ; and if Sulli van had Ihe spirit of a mouse about him, he would not remuin there an hour, with the disgrace of a public caning attached to his diplomatic character. The despatches ofour Consul bear date Dee. 13, 1849, and he has made no statement not fully corroborated by disinterested testimony. Such an outrage ap pears incredibly, but it is nevertheless lament lably troe, which will fully appear if the in formation is culled for by Congress. What further notice, if any should bo taken of it, wifl depend upon the action of Her Majesty, in displacing Sullivan or permitting him lo remain. ' Such an insult lo American citizens cannot be suffered to escape unnoticed or unrebuked. Alpha. Love Labos ; if yon do not w ant it for food you may fotphysie. 21 Select vEalc. CHANGE MAKES CHANCE." DY MRS. J. C. KKAL. "How stupidly Dickens writes now-a days, or else I have grown stupid myself," said Charlie Wood his friends always called him "Charlie" throwing down the second number of Copperfield, with a yawn. "1 think I must go and see how the boys come on this evening! I don't believe I've been near 'the room' since we've boarded here." "And leave me all alone!" pouted his lovely bride, or wife, rather, for they had now been married full three months: "Why, Charlie" Well, Lucy!" "I didn't think you Would have been" tired of your little wife so soon. But it's what I might have expected."- And by this time her voice lost itself in sobs. "There, there, now," sjid her kind hearted husband, kissing her as huFp jkc. "Don't get into such a fret, pretty one. But you know I have not passed an eve ning" away from you since we returned from Saratoga ; and the boys think 1 have cut them. I must go to-night. I met Ned Ludlow nt the Post Office, and he tells me they are going to have a rehearsal of some of the Ernani music and wanted my flute. One must make sacrifices for one's friend's sometimes so I must 'tear myself away' from you for an hour or two." "Well, go, then. I know it's only an excuse. I've seen for some days you were growing tired of nie. You went lo sleep last night in the rockijig chair, and I sitting right by you." "Yes, and what Were you doing ?' "Why, working a dear, beautiful crotch et bag for cousin Ellon's bridal present." "I hate crotchet. You never can speak a word when you're counting I hose con founded beads." "You didn't think so once, when I did that elegant mazarine blue and silver purse for yon, when we were first engaged." "Now, Lucy, please don't cry, darling; But I must go to-night. So good bye ; I'll be back as " "Not before midnight, I'm certain," hroke in the lady ; and, as the door closed with a sound much resembling w hat cross children call a "slam," she threw herself upon the sola and sobbed as if her husband had deserted her forever, int-tead of one eveningi Sob! nob! so!)! Oh, how unhappy she Was ! How she wished she had neve- ben married that she had never left "p. r.iV" Sob! sob! How very dreadful to h;;ve one's husband tired of your society. "Oh, dear! oh, dear!" and Lucy Wood began to believe, as she uttered this heart-rending exclamation, that she belonged to that numerous and formidable class of society, "injured women." Her hysterical outbreak had drowned all external noises; and it was only after a repeated double knock, that she became conscious some one was at the door. It was Mrs. Tyson, who had a room on the next floor of the same hotel a nice, motherly looking lady of fifty or there abouts, who had become very much inter ested in her young fellow boarders. "I saw Mr. Wood go out, my dear," said she without seeming lo notice the swollen eyes ol her hostess, (weeping is not becoming to most faces, though we have seen one or two in our lives who could bear this severe test.) "So I thought," continued Mrs. Tyson, "I would just come in and sit a little while; and I don't like to intrude when Mr. Wood is in I know young people consider their best friends tie trup sometimes." "I'm sure you're very good ; but you never need be afraid of that," and here the sense of hpr wrongs rushed back afresh, and found vent in a new flood of tears. Then followed the most natural thing in the World. The whole of scene first was recounted to her sympathising listener, with a codocil accompaniment, that "she Was sure Charlie was tired of her, and Wished he had not mat-fled,'' and much more to the same effect. "It will not seem very kind in me, after your generous confidence, dear Mrs. Wood, to tell yoli that such thoughts ought not to be told, even to me. Just think what a risk you ran ! If I had not been a prudent, elderly person, who has lived long enot'gh to see the folly and unkindness of gossip and tattling, think what a 6tory I might have made from it ! A mutual friend of ours, for instance, would have reported every where to-morrow, lhat "he Wood's lived very unhappily ; and, betw een us, I guess they are both sick of their bargain. In fact, Mrs. Wood told me us much her self!' No, you must lay it down as a first principle of married life, never to confide even to youf dearest friend any little dis agreement or misapprehension that may arise between yourself and husband. Sym pathy, In these cases, does mote harm than good; and, after all, it is on your own judgment that you must principally rely : for no one but youfself can understand all the circumstances. You are not offend ed ? 'Oh, no," said Lucy, already calrned by this plain statement of an obvious truth. "I would not have any body think we livj unhappily for the world! Why, Clurlie has always been devotion itself. He never spoke a cross word to me. Only how does it happen, since I have told you, Mrs. Tyson how does it happen ha seems so indifferent lately, and can even leave me a whole evening. It was not so before our marriage." "I wonder if he has remarked no differ ence in your " "In ms! oh, no. Why 1 would not flirt for the nild,w "That's not the only sin of married life, my dear, said Mrs. Tyson, smiling a little at the naive remark, "Perhaps it is set down as such because society is outraged by it. But indifference is a worso evil than open disagreement, because its attacks are so subtle and intangible. I do not wonder you were alarmed if you thought you perceived any signs of its approach. But about your conduct. I wonder if you lake the same pains to render yourself agreeable as you once did 1 How did you amuse him in the days of your engage ment;" "Why, Charlie came to Ihe house every evening almost and if there was no party, or concert, or anything, I dressed as neatly as possible, he always liked to me well dressed, and he was so particular. Then I sang for him I used to sing a great deal, though, as I've hardly opened my piano since it came home, I don't know that you have ever heard me." "Did you crotchet lhat pretty purse in the evenings." "Oh no, that Was a surprise so I did it in the day time ; and besides, we could not talk much if I did such work." "Well, and now you do not make a pret ty evening toilette." Lucy glanced to the opposite mirror and saw (here was some truth in the remark. Not expecting visitors, she had thrown on her dressing gown, and tucked her hair back behind her cars, to "be comfortable" as she called it, and though not exactly untidy, she could but confess she would not have surprised her in such a costume a few months back. "Oh, but we are married now, it does not make so much difference, you know." "A bad argument, my dear, unless ycu can prove that your husband's tastes have changed, and that he prefers to see you look untidy. Then you crotchet In the evening now, when you have ample time whi! ' he is at business all day. Moreover, by your own confession, you rarely sing or play for him. Was his taste for music one of those numerous affections of court ship?" "Oh, no, no, I assure you. lie has gone now to a musical club, he asked rt:c only yesterday why I did not play more. But it is such a trouble to keep up your prac tice. Maied ladies are not expected to play." My dear child! So this beautiful and ennobling art is to be degraded to an acces sory to flirtation merely ! Think of the wasted hours you have passed at the piano, if this is all. You remember Miss Carlton, so celebrated as a vocalist in society somo years since, she married Mr. Harrison. Well, I assure you, she told me, only last week, that the happiest hour of her iky was directly after tea, when she plays for her father and her husband, who are both passionately fond of music. Her little girl is allowed as a reward to set up that hour and listen to "Mamma's pretty sonrs." Oh, I am afraid you are wrong. VVhy I lately was reading the memoir of a wife of a London clergyman, Mr. Sherman, ol Sur rey Chapel, who records as one of his pure;.!, enjoyments her exquisite musical taste and ability. She found time to prac tise in the midst of engagements and labors that would shame any of us. Now forgive me if I scold you a little. Don't think the indifference is displayed enly on one side. Just see lor yourself! Mr. Wood has no cause of complaint. Some time I will bring you a clever letter by a German au thor; Moser is his name. I must read it to you, for I am sure it will do you good. It is on this very point, and is witty as well as wise. But 1. 1 us talk of something else now, for we must destroy every trace of tears and call back all those smiles oeiore Mr. Wood returns, or I am afraid he will think me a dull substitute for his society." It was well for Lucy Wood that Mrs. Tyson was a just and sensible woman. How merrily they chatted away, on so many interesting subjects, and when Char lie returned, as he did at a most reasonable hour a little fearful of finding clouds and showers, we confess he was agreeably sur prised to see his wife more lively and cheerful than she had been fur weeks. More like his lady love Lucy, when she had first attracted' him by her good tem pered sprightlinees, thau the little lady he had left in sobs. Mrs. Tyson had promised at leaving not to forget the letter of Moser, which our readers cannot fail to be as much interested in as Lucy was sure she should be; Hut. CaieUa go It ftAL. We were net long since much amused by a couple ol Hoosier girls, who came on board the steamer , at the little town of.Mt. Vernon, lud. They had evidently never been a thousand miles from home, and were mak ing their first trip on a steamboat. The el der one Was exceedingly talkative, and per fectly free and unconcerned, with regard to the many eyes that were scanning her move ments. The other was of the opposite turn of mind, inclining to bashfulness. At dinner our ladies weie honored with a seat at the head or the table, and Ihe eldest one, with her usual independence, cut her bread into small pieces anil with her fork reached over and enrolled each mouthful in the nie jre$. sing on a plate of Deef-steak br;jK ner passengers preserved tir gravity during the operatiou by din 0f great effort. Perceiving that her 'sier was not very forward in help ig herself, she turned round lo her and ex claimed loud enough to be heard by half the lab'e ,lSaJ dip. into the graft Dad pays as much as tny on 'en i" This was followed by a general roar, fn wfcich the captain led off. The girls arrived at their destination before supper, and when they left the boat, all hands gave three cheers for the girls of the Hoosier State. Kcnpartit. AM ELECTION EERIIO ANECDOTE. At the New England Supper in New Or leans, Mr. S. S. Prentiss of Mississippi, who was complimented by a speech, told the foU lowing electioneering anecdote : He said that six or eight, or twelve years ago, he went to Washington, thinking he was a member of Congress, but he found out his mistake, and came home as fast as possible) lo get right. He made speeches in fifty-four of the fifty-six counties in the State. He sent printed bills containing his appointment twenty-six days ahead of him. Now there was a caravan just at his time perambulating the Slate, and the proprietor availed himself of the gathering collected by Mr. P.'s notices. This by the war's said Mr. P. was quit in Ihe ordinary course of things, as an observer of political excitements must have remarked '.hat a caravan of some kind or other usually follows in their wake. "The first time Mr. P. saw the elephant was in county in the northern part of State, near the Alabama line. It is one of the most beautiful counties in Mississippi, its population chiefly from South Carolina, and though they had voted against him on the previous election. He hope their State rights notions would bring them into his sup port at this contest, when he did not run so much the candidate of a party as the Repre sentative of the State whoso dignity and so vereignty had been outraged in his person. At the appointed hour he found over three hundred ladies and gentlemen assembled to hear him. He was in "high feather;" and began lo speak with more than usual energy; The audience listened with marked attention and he fe!t sure of bagging his game. When he had spoken about an hour, he began to observe some of the outsiders looking ovef their shouldets and this movement was gra dually followed by moie and more of his au divnee. He began to think he was growing dull., and endeavored lo rouse himself up to more animation ; but it was no go. He at length looked in the popular direction, and there, to his horror, just coming over the hill, was the elephant dressed in his scarlet trappings and oriental splendour, with a hou dull on his back, occupied by the musicians, and in the rear came a long line of wagons and cages. A .foolish feeling of vanity, not to be outdone by I lie elephant, came over him, and he continued to talk, appealing lo the people in the name of the State, their pa triotism, &c, &cc; but all in vain. A few well mannered persons remained, but evi dently they were retained only by their po liteness. Ho found it was no use. So he said : '-Well ladies and gentlemen, 1 am beaten ; but I have the cousolaation of knowing that it is not by my competitor. I will not knock un der to any two legged beast, but I yield to the elephant." To be sure, he was at first provoked by the preference shown to Ihe beast above himself, but on reflection he was inclined to think the people were right. A Bengal tiger or au India elephant was an an imal to be seen once in a lifetime, but politi cians they could see every day. He said, however, he had his revenge a few days after. He found lhat he must come to some understanding with the caravan. So he agreed with the proprietor lhat at -Holy Springs he would address the people under the great awning for an h ur, and then he would give way to the monkey and the clown Ho hoped this would not be charged on him as '-bargain and corruption." At any rate, it was honestly carried out by both parlies. Between himself and the caravan, a large as semblage was gathered under the immense awning. One of the cages was converted into a rostrum. He heard a low sound which lesembleal a growl, and learned that the hyena was his nearest listener. There were large auger holes in the top of Ihe box, for the admission of air. Ha commenced speaking. nd when reached tho blood and thunder portion of his speech, he ran his cane into the cage and called forth a mosl horrid yell from the en raged animal, at the same time he gesticula. ted violently with tho other hand, The effect was electric; he called down the house in a perfect tempest of enthusiasm. From tiiis time he had it all his own way. He hurled hisanalhemas at his foes, and enforced them by the yells of his neighbor. The hy ena was good for a hundred vales, and ha thus converted a mischief into a profit. The first sale of precious stones, in New York, for five years past, consisting of dia monds turquoises, topazes, garnetr, rubles, chrysolites, pearls, sapphires, aqua marines Oriental garnets, opals, amethysts, emeralds, Panama, pearls, and rough diamond Opala, took place on Friday morning. The prQoeeds. amounted to about $8000. 1 triT has been com.j M g . field, Maw ; by C. fc. Shaw .g,ingt SMraue, Shaw, for i reco?ery of the KiJJ hlt9U 'ou" . dear Ware, Mass., almost a year agov The plaintiff alleges that he was the disco verer of the letter, and aa it points out the place where the tressnre of Kidd is buried, he claims a verdict of S2000. In Coax, the crier attempted to disperse the crowd by exclaiming, "All ye blackguard lhat is'nt lawyers, quit the Court." "Aax roe wot ai.is.mei at the appacb c' the king of terrors V said the minister to sick man. "Oh, no! I have been living six and thirty years with the queen of lertore the king cannot be mnch worse!" re-ply.