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RAYMOND, Principal. IIE Second Session will comuence on the 7 - 9th of ,anuary 1852. The Trustees congratulate then.:elves, their friends and the public. on what they now con sider the permanent establishment of an institu tion of learning of so high a character in their District. The benefits which their own children, with others, have experienced during the past Session, ciabl-s theta with the greater confi Sdeunce, to recommend the Iustitution to the pat r-onagc of the community. - The School was opened on the I8th of Sep tember last, with thirty-one P'upuils. an11d has since been grwlually iner-axing. It is elfnfident .ly expeted that the nutber in attendance will be greatlv increa4.m- during the next Session. The Iustitute building now contains seven rooms, all of which have been built, and are ustd, for piurposes of Instruction. A fine apparatus; a large collection of Mn Anatomical Charts, Gh - Naturtl iistory; a Cut. Shells; furnish unusna - a practical knowledge of Science. The corse of Stud'. ter, and.inore comprvi - -$.nail. istitution of i -- The PisctrAt.~levi - to the supr.-isioin and. - . - elasses. The Assistants are rent Departnents, au - cess in teaching are e - The Acnadluical year is divided into Sessions of 14 weeks each. It is of great importance that the student be present at the commence ment of the Session. The Classes are then formed, and a few weeks delay may affect the standing of the pupil throughout the year. Expenses. For Tuition in the Primary Department, 1st Di vision, per Fession,...............$5 00 " Tuition in the Pritmary Department, 2nd Ditvision..................... . 00 Tuition in the Academic Department, 12 00 " . Collegiate " 15 00 Letsson'on the Piano and use of istrut'nt 18 00 Modern Languages. caci.............. 8 00 Drawing and Sketching front Nature,.... 8 00 Painting in Oils, Portrait and Landscape, 15 00 Use of Apparatus.................... 2 00 Fuel and care of Buildings............ 50 Good Boarding can be obtained in the V'il lage including lights, washing, fuel, &c., at (per mnotth)........-...... 10 00 Pupils entering near the middle or close of of the Sestion, are charged from the time of etntranee to the end of the Session. No deduc tiutt for absence, or other causes, but at thte dis cretion of the Principal. All bills for Tuition, &c., are payable at the close of each Se-ssion. Books, Statiotnary and Music, can be obtained in the Village at reasonable prices. 'The Department of Slusic is under the super vision of one of thte most accurate and atccom plished teachers in the State; and it is believ-ed that unutsual facilities are afforded f..r acquiring a thorough knowledge of this difieult science. In addition to regular private lessonts, thte pupils in this departument are divided into classes. and taught onm the platn of Pestadloni. Them.y devote much time to exercises, adapted to traini the ear. and the voice-, atnd to impart an easy and brilliant execution. If they pursue the presecribed course of musi cal instruction, they acqutre the at-t of reatding music w.ith facility. They arc required to be t-egular and systemiat Ie in pr-actising daily at the Institute. The training and cultivation of the voice, receive an unusutal degree of attention. The science of Elocution is here applied, itt develop ing the voice for singing, with great effet. The lnstitution has been almost weekly vtsited by a large number of the ladies and gentlemen of our village, whto have invariably expressed the hightest degree of satisfaction, at w.that they hav.e heard atnd seen of the proficiency of the Pupils and the arrangement of the Institute. And the Trustees have only to add in conclu sion, that w.hile in their opinion, thtere are many institutions of learning deservedly popular in our State, yet there are tnone which can furnish greater or more substantial advantages to young Ladies than that under the charge of Mr. RAY stOvD. N. L,. GRIFFIN. '1; -EDMUND PENN, E S. F. GOODE, R. T. MIMS. . Edgefield C. H., Dec. 4 1851. tf 46 Seed Potatoes. JUST received a good supply ofechoice SEED t)POTA TOES, and for sale by G. L. PENN, Agent. Jan22d1 100 Cords Tan Bark W IANTED, for which $5,00 per Cord will Vbe paid, delivered at the Tan Yat d. R. T. MD18S. Ma 4 tf 7 TO MY MIOTHER. Mr Mother! how like music falls That word upon mine ear, It speaks of one whose tender voice I never more shall hear; Of one, from whose deep heart gush'd up Affection's warmn atid free, Whose bright eyes never beamed in love, But they were turned on me. I know not but that sainted one, May hover near ic now, I fancy that I feel her breath, Steal o'er my troubled brow, That now she dries the flowing tear, With her fond ardent kiss, And whispers in my car those words, That nade my childhood's bliss. My Mother; from thy starlike eyes I saw the light depart, Thy last convulsive kiss, rond one, It almost broke my heart; I saw them lay in the cold earth, Thy loved and graceful form. They gave the being I adored, To sate the fihhv worm. Now years have pass'd yet still I feel, As on that morn I felt, When with a trembling bleeding heart, Beside thy bed I knelt, And held thy wasted hand in mine, A nad gazed upon thy face, On which death's sentence deep and dark, Aly young heart could but Irace. And shiee from this reft heart of mine, Loved one, thou hast been torn, I've felt-tic coldness of the world, Its haughty, cruel seorn; Anmid deceitfulness and auares, And enemies I've trod, Dut thty have only driven me, Still nearer to iy God. A ud motber on that glorious morn, I found it was no go. Oat Sundays, when I went to church, Dressed out both neat and gay, Her beauteous eye I'll try to catch, But she would turn away. Perfum-ed notes I sent to her, No answers were returned Prrhaps the name wait written wrong, Alas! ino. they were burned Upon my knees I urged my love, Iler face trited pale then red, Shespurned me with her pretty foot, A ud almost broke my-head. I told her that I'd dissipate, And shove may goods up spout, Nay, that she'd even drive me mad Says she, " Oh, you get out !" From that day forth I've lived alone, Mly sorrows none can tell, While thinaking ont the faithaless one I loved, and loved so well. .is.c.lh0mt1o5. Tlie Lost Child and tle Lamb. I love to tratce the hand of a special rovidence. I see it in the astounading veants ad revolutions recorded in history lke " the fingers of a mtan's hand" on die wall of thte king's palace in Babhylona. Isee it ini the downfall of dishonesty nd the avengintg of crime, where ruina vertakes the guilty like a flood. I see i in the reward of virttue and the bless daess of thte righteous, wihen an invisi le figer roots the plants of heaven by te rivers of water and the leaf fades ot. And I see it in the humble walks f life, when the heart in peacefulntess nd sileatce resigns itself to thae Divine ill and then goes forth to htis labor from he morning unto the evening int the sun hine of God. In the towvn of Corinath, wthich lies west of Bradford, in the State of Ver mont, an incidenat occurred very many years ago, wvhicha luminously marks thec finger of a special Providence in the are of the " little ones," and illustrates he beautiful trttth tattered by our Saviour, whben heo said, " Thmat in heaven their an gels do always behold the face of nay Father which is in heaven." It was in thae year 1780 towards the close ot summer, when a small child, the son of a husbandman by the niame of Fifield, an early settler in Corinatha, wan erod from home on a bright morning and was lost. The little fellowv was only five vears old. He had boon absent from-the "house some hours before he was missed ; as he had been wont to play with children in the field, his mother sup po-1 ho was with them as usual. The country in this region of the Con. necticut river was then very sparsely settled. Dark woods and tangled thick ets intervened between the clearings, and often hemmed in the field within a few bowshots of the owner's dwelling house. The roads were rough and irregular, rather a foot or bridle path than a wheel. way for carriages. Bears and wolves were dreaded, and not without reason few pioneers had penetrated to their dens in the untrod wilderness. Their howling sounds frequently added to the gloom of the midnight hour, if by chance, in the absence of tie good man of the house, the mother and the infant were alone at the time. The huge catamount-the tiger of the north-was sometimes seen, too, leaping from tree to tree, his large eye-balls glaring with appalling fierce ness. From such circumstances, the re port of a lost child in the woods, always excited the most painful forebodings of its fate. When it was perceived that their son had been gone umuch longer than usual, and the dinner hour cme and he was not .there, anxiety began to sadden their hum. ble home. The parents rushed out and searched every field, dell, copse and corner of their homestead, but in vain. No trace of his footsteps could be found. They alarmed their neighbors. The cry that a child was lost, rung from cottage to cottare. Men, women and children turned out and united in the search. They scoured the open fields, examined the skirts of the woods, and made the hills and rocks echo with their shoutings and repeated cry of his name, for per chance a sound of some human voice might reach him, and drawI his little feet towards themn; but the rocks gave no echo where he could be found. The sun went down. The horrors of night came on, :1nd with it all the terrible imagin. ings of daiger from wild beasts, pools uind precipices. The troubled father was like /Eneas of old when lie sought his - lost Creusa among the burning streets and desertel ruins of sinking Troy. itd with them numbers wient, for the iews by this time, had flown from ham et to hamlet, and the adjacent villages vere roused. The sympathy among4 armers, in their insulated life, is strong; l'hey feel for each other's weal or woe. V'hey are never wearied in watching at he sick bed, wad nothing can be more everential, kindly and sacred than a :ountry funeral in a christian land. Near imd distant neighbors gathered again, nore numerous than yesterday, to make L wider and greater search. They divid A themselves into extended tlanks, each eparately by a large interval, but within ight and hearing of his fellow, and en ered deep into the woods, where for iges lofty trees and dark thickets, un ouched by the woodcutter's axe, had oncealed the dense and lairs of wild beasts. Woods, hills and vallies, steep rocks and recesses were scrutinized. But there was still no trace of the boy in the wilderness for miles around. Another lay was spent and another night suc eeeded, and their dormitory seemed, to these unhappy parents, like the awful resting place after a funeral. The third day came, as yet no trace, nor foot-print, n~or clue to the discovery of the lost one appeared. Whether dead or alive, torn to pieces by wild beasts, or languishing on the cold ground, under the agonies of starvation, they knew niot. The poor parents were almost distracted in this state of dreadful suspense-for they loved their child, and that boy wvas an endearing, noble little fellow. The thought of his death, and of such a death, was horrible. The labors of' exploring the country around wvere this day renewed with un tiring zeal. The anxious villagers wvent forth in squadrons and sections and ex tended their search still farther over the woods and among the streams. Like the vigilant hunter, they beat the bush and left no place untried. In the ardor of their pursuit, they drewv near to an island in the river Wait, just as the last rays of the sun wvere tinging the hills and the tree-tops and seemed about leaving them in darkness and despair. In the easternly part of Corinth which borders on Bradford, then called Moretowvn, where a lovely village now lies on the bank of the river beneath a towering cliff', and overlooks, with its back-ground of Creseent-formed hills, a large meadow-the Wait winds its way to the Connecticut, wvhich it enters on the south side of the Bradford. Five miles froam the mouth of the Wait, with in the bounds of Corinth, and in the middle of the river, there is a small is land. The channel between this island and the mainland, in the sultry months is quite a shoal, anid the stream only ripples over th mte pebebu when the vernal or Autumnal rains d the waters be come deep and turb ut. On this island, w* lamb lying down by its side, beneath.' blackberry bush -picking its suppei from the berries, was the boy; an ee at the distance lighted on the lost QaO4*nd a shout of joy echoed from the hillsY They found him, safe and sound, gleesdAne as the lamb at his feet. And there was joy, I ween, in his father's house init night; " for this his son was dead, .s alive again; he was lost and is foun How this little chli got upon that Is land, no one could . 1. Whence came the lamb that was . himI No flock of sheep had been by the searchers in all the woods.. must have wan. dered with the lam% and waded this stream, where even,&e shoals were dan. gerous to a child. A night they must have reclined on thegi-ass together, and, perhaps the little creature lisped its eve. ning prayer and thenlaid his head on the lambi and fell asleep1 It was a lamb-lef noewlhere to itmelf, The plaintive Spirit the Sulitude! The mystery atteing the preserva. tion of this lost childithus found by the side of a lamb thre miles from home, and three days- in the woods, has never been unfolded. His.oss, and the man. ner in which he was,, und, watched over by this lamb, -Ire fact of undoubted au. thenticity. They utifully exemplify a special Providene nd bring to mind -as we think of los15 man in this wil derness of life-the words of the great precursor, "Behold be Lamb of God, who taketh away the ins of the world!" TnE SECRET.-".noticed," said Ben. Franklin, "a mechang among a number of others, at work onA house erected, but a little way from my olice, who always ap pemared to be in a me4y humor, who had a kind word and a clerful smile for every one lie met. Let theAlay be ever so cold, gloomy or sunless, a fappy smile danced ile a sunboun on Ue cheerful counten amce, Meetina him ne morning. I re. nkind word to any body." What an influence, then, hath woman ver the heart of man, to soften it and nake it the fountain of cheerful and pure motions. Speak gently, then, a happy "mile and a kind word of greeting, after he toil, of the day are over, cost nothing tud go far toward making a home happy nd peaceful. JUvENxsr.E SIMPJIcIr.-A friend says lie following story is a fact. Two boys )f tender years, who went by the names )f Toni and Jack became imembers of a istrict school in a certain New England own. On making their appearance, the E ieacher called them up before the assem ed school, and proceeded to make :ertain interrogatories concerning their nmes, age, &c. " Well, my fine lad," said the teacher to the first one, " what s your name ? " Tomn," promptly anawered the juve nile. " Tout!," said the teacher-"that dosn't ound well. You should have said Thomnas." Nowv, my son, (turninug to the ther boy, wvhose expectant face sudden y lighted up with the satisfaction of a ewly comprehended idea,)-" nowv, then, ou tell me wihat y'our name is !" " Jack-as ?" replied the lad, in a tone f confident decision. The teacher was taken with a sudden fit of coughing, and merely motioned the ads to take their seats.-Hartford Times. A SMART Boy.--A farmer's wife, in seking of the smartness, aptness, and intelligence of her son, a lad of six years old, to a lady acquaintance, said: " He cani read fluently in every part of the bible, repeat the whole catechism, and weed onions as wvell as his father." " Yes mother," added the young hojse. ful, " and yesterday I licked Ned' Raw son, throwed the cat into the well, and stole old Hlinckley's gimblet." DANGEROU.-A young man having ut his finger, sent for a physician, wvho, after examining the wound, requested his servant to run as fast as possible, and get him a certain plaster. " Oh my !" cried the patient, " is the danger so great ?" "Yes," wa~s the reply, "if the fellow don't run fast, I'm afraid the cut wvill be well wvhen he gets back." TuiE man "iwhat is opposed to news papers," paid a hundred dollars last week for a galvanized watch. In going to Bufado lie always takes the canal not be ing awvare that there Is any railroad built " on that route." THERE iS a journeyman tailor in Bos ton, wvhose nose is so red, that he can sewv the finest work in the darkest nIght, wvith no other light than that afforded by his flaming proboscis. His head is quite bald, from the effects'of carrying " build ing materials" in his hat. "Take my Hat." Some have supposed that " take my hat," is a saying which originated in this wise: A handsome young lady put upon her head a gent's hat for which he en forced the penalty of a kiss, and another swain, eager, to inflict the same punish ment, said to the fair one " take my hat ;" whether she did or not is not now the question, but this did not originate the saying; nor did it, as some suppose, ori ginate from the fact that a frolicking blade who had too many bricks in his beaver, insisted most earnestly that the town pump should " take his hat:"-but as near as we can ascertain, and it is a matter of history, the saying is as follows: About nineteen years ago, a fine look ing old gentleman, from Western Virginia, entered a store in Nashville, Tennessee. Said store was owned by a bluff, honest old trader, who knew a great deal more about the quality of the liquor sold at the back end of the counter than he did about the fineness of the fabrics at the other; nevertheless, between the two extremities of that shelf, he contrived to make both ends very comfortably meet the necessi ties of the case. The Old Virginian cast his eyes around the shelves, and finally remarked " Well, neighbor, you, .1 see, have got hats." "A slight sprinkle," was the answer, and then followed the query, " Whar are you from?" Old Virginia !" was the response. "Right smart old State," replied the Tennessean, but getting rather too old to keep her liar on." " What do you mean ?" enquired the Virginian. " Well just what I say, uncle, it can't keep her liar on-for instance, now, I hould think you hey been a right healthy ,hild of the Old Dominion, but she has died you at last, and like Sampson of >Id that's jest the way she is losin' all the jest har off her veneraile head." The old Virginian looked around the tore rather bothered with the liberty this The proposition was agreed to-the quor was imbibed, and Rext followed the ats. The merchant tossed down four or ive wool hats of various sizes, and invi ed the old gentleman to select one which vould fit bin. He looked at them, ex imined the sizes, said they would do, and equested the store-keeper to hand him own a few more. " Thar's all the sizes, I've got," " but iere's a few more if you think you'd like em better," and so saying he tossed lown three more. Then is all right," said the old Vir- t intan turning them around; and the tout old storekeeper, blowing with exer ion, descended from his perch, where he vas straddling from shelf to counter. s soon as lie reached the floor, the old irginian reniarked that he had not got b ~nough yet. " Oh, you want 'cm for your niggers ? < ays the storekeeper ; " well, why didn't i ~ou say so when I was up," and hei gain proceeded to perch himself up liket tmercantile colossus. When lie had, lowed himself into his former position, he old maun quietly remarked: "Why, stranger, I warn't talking any ling about niggers." The faict is the d man was rather enjoying the extra ~roble he had put the Tennessean to.4 " Well, what do you want with so nany hats ?" inquired the latter. "I want 'em~ for my sons," said the yld man. Trho storekeeper began to counit those , the counter--" Fight," said he, " a pretty big spread of boys already, lii s~ear, but here goes," and he added one nd then another, ad yet a fourth, andI pickd off the Mth, and finally, seeing that the old man stood immovable, earn stly counting the hats, he tossed down three more and was about to descend4 imself, ni hen the old man told hinm to4 hold on and throw dowvn a fewv more. "01h, come, uncle," said he, " you are joking;" but to please him lie threwv down twenty. " That's jest one too many," said the old man with much gravity. " What!-you don't mean to say you have nineteen sons ? " Yes [ do mean to say so," was the old man's answer. " And whar in the name of the State of Tennessee are they I" "Well, they are in: Tennessee," said the man, "right yeer, in: this city-up at the hotel." " Stranger," said the storekeeper, his incredulity making him sputter and stut ter as he said it, " if yott ken show me nieteen boys of yotir make, thar's the hats." " Hold on, then," said the old man, and off ho started. In about ten min utes, dowvn street lie came, heading a line of nineteen boys marching single file, each bearing a good gun, and followed by their venerable mother. They mnter ed the merchants store and ranged along the counter-the storekeeper run his eye along the line with astonishment. And you say," he enquired, "that these boys are all yours !" " Ask their mother," said the old man, " she says they are." " Do you say so, madam ?" he inquir ed. " Yes, I do," was the reply, " and I ought to know." " Well, you ought, I'll swear," said the storekeeper. " Old friend," he added, " I ain't got a word to say, jest take my hats." ARRIVAL OF THE CUBAN PmIsoNERs. The ship Prentice, Capt. Woodbury, ar rived at New York on the 13th instant, from Vigo, Spain, with ninety-five of the Americans who were engaged in the Cu. ban expedition, and have been liberated by the Queen, at the instance of our Gov ernment. Their names follow - William Wilson, Armand Weir, Dan'l. DoWoolf, John Cooper, H. Thomason, Dan. Geay, Peter Sacoste, John B. Bos well, Thos. L. Lee, Jno. D. Brown, Thos. Little, Cornelius Duf'y, Michael Gigger, Joseph B. Gunts, James M. Wilson, Ran som Beach, Michael Keenan, Thomas H. McNail, John Johnson, George Holdship, R. A. Grider, David Winborn, Hiram West, M. R. Scott, Wim. L. Wilkinson, E. Q. Bell, Preston Essex, Win. Wilson, Wn. H. McKenzie, Charles Dailey, Jos. [I. Halphin, F. Boyd, Win. K. Herb, Jno. F. Batchelor, Henry Hart, Jno. MlcKin iess, Henry Stanmere. Jno. C. Bush, W. r. Hundall, N. H. Ludwig, John Carter, Cdgar Cressey, S. H. Pernell, Thos. Den. on, C. A. McMurray, A. Phillips, Geo. IV. Berry, John A. Sowers, M. L. Hefron, 0orneliun Seibring, F. C. Malian, John 3aifirt, Wi. Losner, Louis Nagle, James . Baker, John T. Prewitt, William H. "ameron C C.'Cook, George W. Foster, . C hapman, John Klyne, Isaae Free orn, D. Q. Rennslin, George Harrison, John . ?wi A MARTYR IN TilE NINETEENTl CEN TRY.-Iutelligence has just reached .msterdam, that M. Schoffler, a young )utch Catholic Missionary in Cochin, 'ina, has been put to death for preach rig Christianity. He was denounced by he mandarins, arrested, bound hand and Dot, conveyed to the capital, Hune Fo, nId condemned to death by a sort of judi. ial commission. He was hanged on a ery lofty gibbet. IMore than 10,000 roops attended the execution, to prevent ny hostile demonstration on the part of e numerous Christians at Hue Fo. --- SELF-HEATING S.3ooTIIING TRON. V saw a few days since, something very iteresting to houskeepers, viz: a smooth. ig iroa which is kept hot by charcoal urning inside of it. There is a draft hole t the broad end, and a chimney at the ther, by which tho combustion is kept p. Onice filling with coal will keep the ron hot for nearly two hours, and twen y.five or thirty cents' wvorth, it is said, vill supply an ordinary family for a year. t is a Kentucky invention, and wve under tand a supply will soon be brought here or sale.--Frank fort Comnmonwevalth. M~sxRIs CoxsEQUENr ON GUILT. uilt, though it maty attain temporal splen lor, cnn niever confer real happhiness. The vil consequences of our crimes long sur ive the commission, and, like the ghosts f the murdered, forever haunt the steps f the malefactor. The paths of virtue, tough' seldom those of wordly greatness, re always those of [pleasantness and eace. Ho~oR.-Depending upon a man's hoti r in this don't.care-a-fig-for-anybody age f gammon and gold, is soztuething liKe ~rossing a rotten bridge with a load of annon: you may get over, and you may ot; but the probability is that you'll get wamnped. When a man pledges his honor to you, e is apt to think you a pawnbroker whose oan is worth more thai the articles >edged; consequently you can keep the awn, whlile he retains the benefit derived herefromn. A GOOD Oys.--A gentleman in his ~argerness at table to answer a call for somie pie, owing to the knife slipping on :he bottom of the dish, found his knuckles ',red in the crust, wvhen a wag who was sated just opposite to him, very gravely >served, whilst he held his plate, " Sir nay I trouble you for a bit wchilst your AN Irishman being asked on a late trial For a certificate of marriage, bared his ead and exhibited a huge scar, whic~h looked as if it had been made with a fire .sm.v. Tera-- . evie aaisdatorv. Criminal Punishm'ents in China. The Chinese are represented as a hu mane people. We would not so conclude from the character of their modes of punishment. T. T. Meadows, Esq., translator to her B. i's Consulate in China, recently read a paper beforeihe Arctic Society of London describing the execution of thirty-four rebels or banditi as they are termed in Chinese phraseolo gy. The scene of the execution is thus narrated by Mr. Meadows. We think it can searcely be matched in the -annals of a civilized people. The scene occurred at the ordinary place of execution at Canton, where it is stated that more than five hundred human beings have been put to death within the past eight months; that Mr. Meadows was accompanied by two English ries dents at Canton ; and that he found in the place, which he entered by a strongly guarded door, a few of the lower officials, but no visible preparation of any kind, except a cross at which the thirty-fourth criminal was to be cut up, and a fire of fragrant sandal-wood burning before the shed where the Mandarins sat to super intend the executions, in order to conceal what is described as the " horrid effluvia" arising from the decomposed heads re maining there. " After waiting (says the account,) a considerable time, all the criminals were introduced, most of them walking to their places, but sonic carried in baskets, and tumbled out on the spot appointed for them, where they lay powerless, either from excess of fear or from treat ment inflicted, during trial and impkison ment. A man stood behind each crimi nal, and placed him in a kneeling posi tion, with his face towards the ground, holding him in this position by grasping his hands, which were bound behind his back. In case of resistance, which hap pens very rarely, the criminal's queue is held by a second assistant -and dragged forward by force, so as to keep the neck extended. When all the criminals were placed in the required positions, the exe rin the rnaks o tihe Uta I C*.ri fo'r ~~~~h da.'i~zs thills a sufli ient sujpp;y fol. hisa inaL (.-X101iiVC Ope rations. The number decapitated on the occasion described was thirty-three; and the executioner took up a fresh sword as soon as he felt the edge of the one em ployed becoming dull usually the case after cutting off two or three head& When all was ready, the man stood irm, with his legs somewhat apart. On iearing the word "pan" pronounced by lie officer superintending, and after a ;harp order to the criminal, "Don't nove !" he raised his sword straight up, ind brought it rapidly down 1With the 'ull strength of both arms, giving addi ional force to the blow by dropping his >ody perpendicularly to a sitting pos are. The horrid task was soon done; ifter cutting off the head of one victim, he man threw himself. by a bound, into a position by the side of the next; and ini somewhat less than three minutes tihe w'hole thirty-three w~ere headless-the iead, ini every case but the first, being :ompletely severed at one blow. In three or four cases, where tihe crimlinals retained their full strength, the bodies, after decapitation, rose quite upright; and Mr. Meadows is satisfied that unless restrained by the man behind they would have sprunig inito the air. When this part of the tragedy wais over, tlhe more horrible wvork of slow death was carried into effect upon tIm remaining criminal, who wvas bound to the cross mentioned above, lie was a strongly built man, iapparetly forty years old, who had es caped in the first Instance, but who had voluntarily surrendered himself to cer tain death, in order to save from torture his wife and family, who had been seized by the Chinese government with the cruel policy usual on such occasions. Ina this instance, the flesh was cut from the forehead, breast and extremities of the sufferer wvith a short knife, which wvas on the table before the meeting; the body was immediately taken from the cross, and the head cut off. The duration of the punishment was about four or five minutes. The bodIes were then packed up In coffins and carried awvay. A SUniXE AP'PEAL.-Fellers: From the stoopedus ridges of the Kamnskatki to the sunny wales of Podunck shall my voice travil, until the thundering war horse of freedom shall trample inter the dust the sound of-. Fellers, you know wvhat I mean, so it's no use of talkin'. AN Irishman, seeing a vessel vory heavy laden, and s'carcely above the water's edge, exclaimed, "lUpon my soul! if the river w~as but a bit higher, the ship would go to the bottom." B3EORGE COLEMXAN being once asked if he knew Theodore Hook-" 0 yes," wvas his reply, "Hook and I (eye) are old