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e willO cling to the Pillars of the Templeberties, ad If it must fall, wel rs M.F.DURHSOE &o SON, Iroprieors. EDGEFI ', 6 J. C., JUNE 13,985 - NEOS EPISCOPOS,.Editor. - *:T W have received another communi cation from " PRgsnrrzT," which he desire ts to publish, as he thinks we misapiprehen ded sonegf .bis viewsand-he desires. more distinctly! t ":'define.his:position.": We have already intimated more than once, that we are disposed:Io retire from'this controversy and nut reasons therefor. As, however, we Sve a INrourRER" the-priviledge of the "lasi shot," we have no objection to extending the same favor to oar :courteous correspondent in his advocacy of the" ivine right" of Bishops. Should the consciences of any of our. non-succession friends be disturbed by lis argunent, we have odly to request them to turn back und rend what we have already written. We are ngain under, the necessity, from want of room in our -department, of com. mending his article to the kind regards of om inside friends. THE SOTTIERN BAPTIST. - THE last number -of -this paper, (6th inst.] is one of unusual. interest. Bro. TusTIn seems to be just waking up. We are glad to see it, and hope the time is coming when the complaint of dryness can no longer be alledged against our Southern denomination al organ.' if the paper continues to show the: same editorial ability, and the same amount of interesting clippings as does thi issue, we are persuaded there will be no ne cessity hereafter for individual or associa tional charity to keep it moving. Send on your subscriptions brethren, and we will take pleasure in forwarding them. Get up some new subscribers . also, an let them .begin with June the 6th, which wi trust will mark an era in the history of the "-Southern Baptist." COLUIBIAN COLLEGE, D. C. Wz have recently been supplied with. a circular setting forth the condition, prospects and advantages of this Institution. This circular was handed to us by a gentleman calling himself the Rev. Mr. Iatxxir..who recently passed through our village, engaged in collecting old bonds given to the College by citizens of the district. The very name of Columbian College has become, from some causes offensive to the people of our State, and we confess to a participation in the feeling, until within a few days past. But we are constrained to say that Mr. H.'s statement with regard to the Institution, and a perusal of the circular has very much changed our views, and as at present advised, without desiring to dispar. age the claims of any other seminary, we know of no College .where we would sooner send a son- whom we desired to put in pos session of- manifold advantages, than to this at Washington City. We know none of the facailty, except Dr. BINNEY, the newly eleCt ed President, and him very slightly; but ii their qualifications are equal to the advanta ges set forth in the circular, wve fully en dorse the sentiment of air. AloNRoE, Presi dent of the United States, that " with these peculiar advantages, this Institutic n, if it re. ceives hereafter the proper encouragement, cannot fail to be eminently useful to the na tion. Under this impression, I trust thai *such encouragement wil! not be w ithheld from it." THE JEWS-THEIR ORIGIN, PECULIARITIES TIE DESIGN OF THIEIR CALLING, AND THIEII UlLTIIATE DESTINY. Soma of our vseiropohtas readers will per haps recognise in this essay many thing. which have been before brought to their no. tice. We hope, hiowever, that in presenting the sobject in this form for the benefit of oui readers, we may also engage the attentioni - of those at home to the study of a people, who in many respects have been and still are the most remarkable in the world. *A bout the year 2008 A. iM., it is supposed, sPas born a man who, in some respects, oc isuped the most prominent position in all the Jaistory antecedently to the coming of the MWessiah. Adam,-as the first man that walk ed upon the green earth, and who for a briel period enjoyed the htappiness of innocency, *and who,by an act of transgression,'"brought ,death into our world and-a11 our we,'' wassa remarkable individual, and his name is in 4edlibly stamped upon the history of earth, :ast and futuse. Noah as the only man .who, with his fandly, survived the destruction of the flood w hicb swept the earth of its guilty inhabi tants, was likewise a remarkable individual Old fatedie yob, 'as san impersonation of pa. tlence and thbf strictest integrity under the -severst' trials, always -has been and ever w ~if beoa charactisr1fo excite the admiration cand sympathy of..N . nkdChristiatis. Samson, the strong, whose mighty achieve ments far surpasseilthe. deeds of the fabled Herculea,and wJbo.vsry probabj.Natfor the picturte which heathen invention shas given of this renowned hero, was soeh-' &oueras Moses, as the deliverer of Israel'a child. men from Egyptian slavery, as their law giver, .l - th.i leder through the .wiiderneoes; and as the first and only reliable historian of the world's genesis, and th. events connect ed wiih the first ages of its existence, stands high upon the roll of ancient worthies. Many others there have also been whose characters have made a deathless impress upon the annuls of time. But of all these; as the progenitor of the Jewish race, as the father of the faithful, both in the carnal and spiritual Israel, as " the friend of God," and he to whom was given the promise of uni versal-heirstip tftromgh faith, Abraham may be regarded as . superior to them all ; and this is he who occupies the starting point from which we propose to notice a part of the history and some.of the peculiarities of F God's ancient people, the design of their calling and their ultimate destiny. The history of Abraham begins with the declaration of the record that he was son of Terab, a descendant from the house of Noah in the line of Shem. Terah with his family left the land of Chaldea, where they were living, to go to the land of' Canaan, and came and dwelt for a time in Haran. Here Terab died, and from this Abraham continued on his way to Canaan, in obedi ence to the.call received from God in Ur of the Chaldees. But to pass over many interesting inci dents in the life of this man, (for we are not writing his biography,) in rocess of time Abraham became the father of Ishmael, by Hagar his wife's maid, and Isaac the first born and only child of his wife Sa rah. To Ishmael were born twelve sons, from whom are descended the Arabs of the present time, said to be divided.into twelve tribes like the Israelites, and formerly to have divided off their comitry in a similar manner. These are known in their religious and political terminology by the names of Moslems, Saracens, &e. To Isaac, the -child of promise, were born two sons, Esau and Jacob, and from Jacob sprang "the twelve patriarchs," the heads of the families of Israel. Such is the origin of the Jewish race-a people whose fortunes have been more varied, whose peculiarities are more striking, whipse -history is more eventful than that of any other, and who in these latter days, after an exile of eighteen hundred years from the land of their love, present the singular spectacle of " a people scattered and peeled" wanderers on the earth, a scorn and derision to the nations, yet clinging with a tenacity that death only can dissolve to their time-honored religion, themselves thus making out the fulfilment of the promises concerning them. " 0 Jerusa lem ! if I forget thee, let my right hand for get its cunning." " Peace be within thy walls and prosperity within thy palaces, for my brethren and companions' sake I will now say peace he within thee." " Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee." Such is the sentiment of their hearts, which long years of oppression and sorrow have not quenche'd, and ever and anon amidst their troubled wanderings, they take down their harps from the willows, and sing the song of God even in a strange land In noticing some of the peculiarities of this "peculiar people" we begin by saying, that, many things which are ascribed to them as peculiar are decidedly common to humanity. No people have been and still are more abused and vilified thani the Jews. A mongst the first lessons that many preahers learn, is to sketch the Jewish character in the-most unfavorable light. Scarcely any thing is too hard to say against them, so that it is not surprising that they so studi ously avoid any attendance upon the servi es of the christian synagogues. The reli gious press also is not as sparing as it might be of epithets not soothing to their feelings, whilst "the world" also may come. in for a share ofjast rebuke for its contemptuous de nunciations. Now, the Jews were wicked enough in all conscience. Their whole history proves- it. Their conduct on many ocesions during their sojourn in the wilderness,their abandon ment of theocracy, and setting up in its room a monarchy,' was ani insult to high heaven. Their wickedness under the Kings and dis regard of the prophets sent from God, can not be justified. And in the close of their dispensation they committed a crime which hung the heavens in mourning, and shook the dead from the sleep of the charnel house. A wonder of wonders, which only the knowl-, edge of God's love can solve, that they were not with a ". besom of destruction" swept away dowvn to endless ruin. Their continu ed existence in unbending obstinacy is but another proof of God's forbearance. But stay 0, man! Thou that judgest an other, condemest not thou thyself I Might you not, similarly situated, have acted in the same wayi The great mass of the Gentile world,'has for many long ages, because of trangresion, been given, over to blindness and hardnesa, to follow their own ways. De pravity is the common inheritance of msan, and without some restrainig influence, it shows itself alike in all; both Jews and Gen tiles are under the condemnation of that lawu which says " the soul that sinneth it shall die." which .the Jewish race is peculiar and sin gular, and some of .them we propos.e to no tice in another issue. - THEL TIME OF PE. When the morning sunbeam shineth, On the fragrance laden air, And thou art refreshed with slumber, . Then should be a time of prayer. When the sun with noon-tide splendor, Fills all vision every where, And thou needed rest art taking, That may be a time of prayer! When the-day's declining shad3ws End thy labors, toil and care, Ere thou seekest wonted slumber,' Bow the knee in. humble prayer!. Should the midnight ever find thee Wakeful on thy couch-Oh ! there, There's a time for solemn musing, That's the time for secret prayer I When in health and buoyant gladness; Life is joyous, bright and fair, That should be a time to utter Thankful gratitude in prayer ! When afflicted, pained and wounded Yea, ihen sickness lays thee bare, -Doubt not, fear not, but confiding, Breathe thy soul in earnest prayer ! Should'st thou ever he exposed To the world's delusive snare, Or its wily arts perplex thee, That's the time for urgent prayer ! When the Holy Spirit woos.thee, In thy closet, lonely there, Or, before assembled thousands, Then engage in fervent prayer ! In the walks of life, wherever They may lead, through dark or fair ' In the forest,on the highway, Ever keep a heart of prayer! Thou will find it a consoling, All sustaining-guardian here 'Tis the master-key of heaven! Pure, confiding, ardent prai er ! ru ~arat . TH E T OLEN BRIDE. CHAPT15R I. AT the close of a sultry day in golden August, a carriage might have been seen slowly wending its way over a tough and -dreary road, that led through deep ravines, and wild mountain passes, up to thwcity .of Hof M.-- - wbicle .-amin Manville and lady, their daughter Eleanor and her accepted future husband, Sir Charles Delton. A shadow of anxiety rested on each countenance, for the shades of night were fast falling, and the darkness of evening was deepened by thick, angry clouds that shaded the still mountain path, threatening to show er their contents upon the travellers. Sud denly a bright flash of lurid lightning glehmn ing for a moment through the pass. but only. -to render the darkness more instense after its departure. "Nero," said Lord Manville to the coach man, "how far have we to travel before reaching the city ?" "Ten miles, sir; over ascending road, so that for the next two miles, at least, the horses can do no better than walk!" " Use all possible speed, for I don't much like the thought of passing the night in this lone place, especially since the last reports of its inhahitants reached may ear." "Of whom do you speak'! not the Ban ditti!I" exclaimed the terrified ladies. "'IThe same! but we hope they are now far from here," said Lord Manville, noticing their alarm. *At this moment a peal of thunder that seemed to rend the very mountains rolled over them, and a flash even brighter than its predecessors for a moment lighted up the dreary pathway. What was the consterna tion of the driver to see before them, and stading directly in their way, an armed horseman! he was evidently waiting their approach. It needed not a second view to tell the watchful servant that the Brigands were before them. Anxious, if possible, to escape, and not wishing to alarm the inmates of the carriage sooner than necessary, he quietly and quickly turned about, and with lightning speed dashed down the hill. So sudden and unexpected had been this ment,and so deep the darkness that suce. .. the flash that only by the noise made by- the descending carriage did the robber known of their retreat; but another flash showed to the persuer the pursued, and blowing a shrill whistle, he wvas joined by erght or teun of his confederates, and together they dashed wvildly after their victims. However, that moment's delay gave to the carriage the ad vantage, and hope sprang up in: the heart of its occupants, who by this time were appris ed of their dangerous situation. - Again the vivid light flashes! Againrolled the mighty thunder. Then came a fearful crash, and the horses could be urged no farther. Lord Manville sprang out, and the ser vant told him that a -huge tree had fallen across the road, and that the. Brigands were upon -them. The, ladies were senseless from fear, and Sir Charles was about to propose a retreat into the forest, when the sound of the robber's horses -prascing on all sides, told them any attempt to escape would prove futile'; a moment more, and Lord Manville and Sir Charles were roughly bound. " What want you Sir Brigand, of us be lated travellers r" asked Lord Manville, "if - it is our money, take It, and let us go safely on our wvay : our lives could be of no ser vice to you, except to add another stain to your already biaek soul?" " Lord Manville,'! am no stranger to you, though in this thick darkness you may not recognize me. .'Tis -not your life or gold of which I -would rob you, but something that to you may - he, and to me certainly is,.of far greater value. Do you not remember Don Pedro, the rejected suitor of -the -fair Eleanor Manvillei I am be, and the timne of my revenge is at hand; mine she shall o, and nevne nonther's. I " Merciful - 0 a my child !':exclaim ed Lord Man'v Bile: the hue -of dead rested on his "p bow,, for he' well knew into whose h daughter had fallen and that her' ' snot better than the vilest miscreab on Pedro now - seizec the insensible f f Eleanor, and spring ing upon his fie eed, thus addressed Sit Charles and I',o anville: "You, gentle can now be liberated and proceed-w. ed on:'our journey, of turn you home or 'of what, use is the wedding with I Ha.l ha ! ha you see I adn ,of the intent of your journey. B ton,.-you. may choose another bride " 4ease you, for her you will never ,ve4t , Nor Oen, vill wetch, while Dalton lives! and were I 'udti tuf inioned, your worth less life shou -y ti .e' forfeit of your insul ting hands,*' lliedSir Charles; but the last sentence l's1T upon the ear of the retreating Do ' now known as Cap. fain De Casto.iphan his. followers; for his fearless steed:fvat at bearing away the tiger and. his pri'. :ato his mountain. fast. ness. ' 0, Eleanor,lo t the pure heart might be spared~;d grief of thy dread awaking!. ."e e e Two years re a to the date of my story, Don Peda. viited the village of R- , with the name and garb of a gentleman; th was about twenty miles from the mentioned city of M- , and was summer residence of the fashionable, bed -remission from the foibles of the life. Lord Manville and family were ng the number who had sought this c eat. Don Pedro's ge anly appearance and rich dress, added, 9 fine features, soon rendered him the te of the fashionable circle; and at a lev.ee given by the elite of the place, ist met Eleanor Man. Ville. He was ted by. her beauty, and delighted wit - , manners, but more by her reputed w ; and he determined to carry off the p He was never orite with Eleanor, for from the first tim y met, she had ever fell an instinctive of his. presence. They met often a parties, and.his very obsequeous atteuti ways greatly annoy ed her ;. however, as-obliged to reeive them kindly, thou m, elose 'bsmr-' of his 4Gc. -t ~.l :*' anger, and disapintment, at receiving a prompt and fulUenialt Eleanor, at the same time, expried a wish that he would intrude no more to her presence, especial ly in her father'mansion, and if they met elsewhere they nit meet as strangers. Don Pedro lethe house forever, swear ing vengeance at revenge on the inmates. The following d he left the village, and the Manvilles h1heard nothing of him up to the eve we t introduced him to the reader. Shortly after s departure, Eleanor met the noble Sir Cules Dalton, a man every way wvorthy of iesteem, and after a short acquaintance, ti' were betrothed. On the evening they wi overtaken by the robbers hey were on tir way to the city where the marriage cenony was to be performed on the followi! morning. Don Pedro, it seems, had joil himself to the brigands, that he might ;easier carry out his plan of revenge: as lurking near the village,. he had heard .tfplan of the journey to the city, and detemed to intercept them on he way. Thleader knows- well how his fiendish 'plot haucceeded. - IA PTER II. We will noeturn to Eleanor, whom we< left being borgapidly over the mountains I i the swift eger of Captain De Casto. When she reted to consciousness, she u could not ree what had passed, and thought it sonierrihie dream; but the do usion was qmlly dissipated. The apart. ' mnt in whie e found herself was fitted up and furnisl wiith costly magnificence, t .d wax taper ed a brilliant light through ont the room. he was lying upon a rich rimson sofa, e a shlwl of- rare material, brilliantly wvroung enveloped her slender orm; whatever thst isave been her doubts as to her situatio'awas. not long left in suspense ; fdr-suteg a door 4ipened, and - Do Casto stood be51her. He was i-ichly did, and evidently had d made his toilet 4 much care. Had, Eleanor met him ~fnger, elsewhere, she might have though, , at least, good look. v ing, but the last epng's tragedy was yet resh in her remepnce, and she looked pon him with utihatred and contempt, e not altogether-unmd with fear. As soon t as he entered,.sh ang from her reoum bent position, aridhaddfressed him; t " Oh, Don 'Pedif one -spark of ljuman- o ity yet lingers in jr hardened heart, be notall stone ; byt love 'you once said al you bore me, I cole you, take me to my ratier, if he be y ed from death' by ti your bloody ban - "Fair..Eleanor,eceforth call Do Casto, if you please, fo t is my right name; 1 your father is liv ud safe,.in his far-off ki bome ; but you, f nerecannot go to him. 1 once said I oy 'u i 1-'did, but my love wa rejected, and arre revenge ; you are ai now wholly in m er, so much so, that o no hand on ea n- free you' from me! e Listen, conisent t my bride." -ci "' Never !,Nev ried Eleanor, " will I y be- the bride of asto." She drew. up gi her slender from utmost height, and ay wild fire flashed her sparkling eyes, p1 beneath whose gil even De Casto quail- 8; ad. He threw ujier look a of mingled as passion and. admiln, love and hatredi, and.t ar " I give you two days in which to decid your fate; consider!" Eleaior firmly resolved never to yield t< his design; and falling upon her kneessh implored her heavenly Father to give he strength to resist each temptation, and he deliverance from:this living tomb. Time flew quickly, far too quickly forth wretched Eleanor, who dreaded the expira tion of the two days in which she was com ded to,." consider." At length "the third .orningcame, bright and beautiful, thoug no rays of its-light or beauty entered the dreary cave of the robber. The taper'i gleam still fell upon the pale features o Eleanor, and as she rose from her morning devotions, she se:ed like, a stray ange rather than an imprisoned child of earth land ! With one fair hand she swept back the heavy tresses of dark, wavy hair from hei marble brow, and calmly sat her down to await her fate. An hour had not elapsed when the massive door opened, and De Casto stood before here. As he entered, he paused ,midway of the apartment, and gazed imploringly upon her. She, too, arose, and fixed her sparkling eyes, full upon him, met his gaze of admiration unmoved, while there flashed over her fea" tures a look of determination, that told hin he had not a feeble, frightened woman merely, before him. A. moment passed- thus and the better feelings of his heart were stirred; but those feelings soon gave way and-the demon of revenge again rankled in his bosom. He thus addressed her: "Beautiful Eleanor, listen! the time has arrived that must decide your fate. I love you truly, .and will gladly make you my bride-think well ere you.reply." Eleanor's pale features seemed lighted up with more than angelic radiance, as clasping her thin, white hands, and raising her dark eyes heavenward, she firmly said " As Heaven is my witness, I will die, ere I become yours !". Frantic with rage, De Casto sprang to ward her, and clasping her slender form, he was about to pollute those pure lips with a kiss of passion, when suddenly<the sound of many voices fell upon his ear, and imme diately the door was thrown open, and a large number of armed men entered the room. Eleanor-gave one wild scream, and fell .ing in the arms of Sir Charles Dalton,. ' the first alarmsDe Csto had fled through c:ret'&ier; -hets immediately pursued. by ')alt fl wiIll Eleanor is the care of .'~ m -~ -~C p(ook' ~~ is ;i ~ i;C;otok rg . ch there was o outlet except the one wy hich he entered, but he little dreamed that retreat would be discovered. Dalton " n found him, and commanded him to draw his sword; he did so, and a dreadful contest ensued. The one fought for his affianced bride and the protection of inno. cence, the other was spurred on by the de mon Revenge. But the former was fated to be the victor, and by a skillful thrust of his sword, he brought De Casto to thp earth a bleeding orpse. His last words were a curse upon Dalton and the victorious Eleanor. A deadly contest had meanwhile been carri ;d on between Dalton's men and De Casto's band, but as the latter had not the presence )r voice of their captain to cheer them on he former were successful. The few re. naing Brigands fed over the mountains md were never after seen. Lord Manville mrd Sir Charles carried home the peerless Bleanor in triumph. * .* C C C C C " Thank Heaven, I see my dear home mee more!' exclaimed Eleanor, as they ode leisurely through the park that sur-, ounded her father's stately mansion, and lie added, "0O, father! why did you and harles leave me .so long in that dreadful lace I'" " My child, we came as quickly as possi le to your rescue, but we had hard wvork o find out' the villian's retreat. The lion hose wvell his den within that mountain astess-but wve baulked him of his prey, nd cleared the country of its geatest courge." HEALTR INsURANcE.-A thin cadave ous looking German, about- fifty years of ge, entered the office of a Health Insurance 30mpany, in Indiana, a few days ago, says de Daily Courier, and enquired-4 " lsh to man in vat inshur's do peeples' elfst" T'he agent answered, - I attend to that usiness." " Vell,-I vants mine helfs inshure'd ; vot ou charge t" "Diff'erent prices," answered the agent, -o three to -ten dollars a year; pay ten ollars a year, and you get ten dollars a reek in case of sickness." " Veil," said M~ynheer -1 vants ten dollars art' The agent inquired his state of health. " Vel, 1 ish shiek all do time. l'ae shust ut to ped two tree hours a tay, and to doe. ir say he cant do nothing goot for me." " If that's the state of your health," re. med the agent, " we can't insure..it. We ly-insure persons in good health."c At this, Mynheer bristled up in groat ager.t " You must tinke I'se a tam fool-vot you k I come pay you ten dollars for inshure y belf,ven I noshwell"e A WORD TO Lrrrta Grus-Who is love. e t It is the girl who drops sweet words, c ad remarks, and -pleasant smiles, as she ssed along; who has a kind word of, mpathy for every boy or girl. she -meets, ti da kind hand to help her companions out n difficulty ; who nover scolds, never teases, h r seeks in any way to diminish, but to in-. a ease, their happiness. Would it please a m to pick up a string of pearls, drops of' ti id, diamonds or other precious stones, as a mu pass along the street t But t.heae are eious stones which can never he . lost. y mpathize with those in. trouble. Strive y erywhere to diffuse around you sunshine id joy. If you do this, you wijI be sgre to. S~For the Avertiser. SLEEPY CREEK, June 9, 1855. Ma. EDITOR.: You will oblige many of your lad; readers (the old maids especially) up in our section r if you will piablish the following dream on th< r " Auction of Old Bachelors," which I recentd 'found in an old magazine. I think that you havy e a few of that love-forsaken set in your midst whi should be put under the vender's hammer on thi - sale day in next month. Some of them would bi bidden off quite eagerly, while there are others that would be as hard to dispose of as brass jewelry, in fact, they are not worth their weight in swami I mud. ilowever, it is not my purpose to give these unfortunate, unhappy, miserable specimens of hu. manity a newspaper castigation, but merely to give a good hint to the citizens of your Village how te get rid of some of its numerous pests. SWEET -SIXTEEN. P. S.-Let us know when the auction will take place, and perhaps some of us will come-down. AUCTION EXTRAORDINARY. I dreamed a dream in the midst of my slumbers, And as fast as I dreamed it was coined into numbers; It appeared that a law bad lately been made, That a tax on old bachelors' pates should be laid ; And in order to make them all willing to marry, The tax was as heavy as man could well carry. But the bachelors grumbled, and said 'twas no.use, 'Twas monstrous injustice and horrid abuse,. And swore that to save their own heaits from blood spilling, On such a vile tax they could ne'er pay a shilling; But the rulers determined their seal to pursue, So they set all the bichelors-up at vendue. A crier was sent through the town, to and fro, To rattle his drum and his trumpets to blow, And to cry out to all that he met in his way " Io! forty old bachelors sold here to-day." And presently all the old maids in the town, Each in her best bonnet and gown,. From thirty to eighty, white, red, fair and pale, Of every description, all flocked to the sale ! The auctioneer then, with his labors began, And cried 'out aloud, as he held up a-man, " How much for a bachelor ? who wants to buy ?" And the chorus of maidens responded, "I, I!" And, in sbort,'at a very extravagant price, The bachelors all were sold'off-in a trice, And forty glad maidens, some younger some older, Each lagged an old bachelor home on thelr.soulder. .R18H IlIGENUITY. " Pat,"-said his emploveri. ina4n which implied reproff "",'.; I you Snou!d disgrace yotraelf l" g+-t: z -r4&:t I-' "'ButrI a ryvo *y~ :h :. .' "Saw me drunk " .:, rat, parent astonishmen " Certainly." "But your hono Handy O'Mulligan that you mistook for me?" " How should I mistake you,. when he is twice as large as you, and in height-' "Shure, I'm just as tall as ho is, your honor, barrin' six inches or such a trifle" "But I'm- sure it was you." "What made you think I was drunk your honor ?" "Because I saw you staggering about un able to stand." "Stand! I could stand well enough, your honor, only you see I was dancing like for the sake of exercise, it was." "Then jou didn't have exercise enough in sawing wood all day. But. if that was the case, why was it that you fell into the gutter ?- Was that for exercise, or -did you think to improve the looks of your clothies in that way 1" " Niver a bit, but then you see I'm not the boy to bo ashamed of the mother that bore me, and sure isn't the earth my.mother? -and doesn't the Bible say that we must return to the earth that wve came from sir I And sure there is'nt any harm, in going ac eording to the Bible, is there, your honor?"| " I am afraid you wvere not thinkinig of that when you were drinking the whisky that brought ,you to such a state. Besides, f the earth is your mother, as you call it, it sn't very respectable to pitch into her as you did. I might - discharge you from my mployment, but do you think, if I keep you,. hat you can keep away from whisky, and 3illy MceGlinninekin's shop 1" "Sure sir, I can do it the easiest in the verld. You must know, your honor, that I lidn't go there for the sake of the whisky,, t all, but only to encourage Billy and to eolp him along, poor fellowv, for he's got a. r vife and ten children to support out of his I hop, sir, and that'sathe only reason I went ] here,"t Pat's empleyer rewarded his ingenuity by . etaining him in his. emuployment, but warn 4 him to beware of the second mischance. KEEP DARK.-The appended negro story I opied, from a Southern correspondent of I he Boston Journal, is worth reading.: " Gen. C-- gave his black-man, Saw ey, funds and permission to get a quarter's q orth of zoology at a menagerie.. Our sa- C le friend soon found himself under the can- '1 as, and, brought, too, in front of a sedate e soking baboon, -and eyeing the quadruped h losely, soliloquized thus: " Folks--sure's 5 er born, feet, hands. and proper bad coma- C mnance, just like -nigger, gettin' old I reck. Ih a." Then, as if ,seized with- a bright idea, tl e extended his hand with a genuine South rn " Hlow do'oe'do, uncle I" The ape clasp d the negro's hand and shook it long and ordially. * . . Sawney then . plied his new acquaintance -~ 'ith interrogations as to his name, age, na- -h vity and former occupations, but eliciting y o replies ~beyond a knowing shakce of the i ead, or a merry twinkling of' the eye, (the, pe was probably meditating thos best way rt r tweaking ou~r friend's nose) heecdeluded te ape was bound to keep noniconiaittal, I ad looking cautiously around, ebuckled ti ut, " He, lie, ye too sharp. for 'em,6old' feller. fc eep~ darit-if ye'd jist speak obae' word- of nglish, white' tnan wyotld-"have a hoe in er hand in loss dan'two itites." - &'"E-ery vine fightsf against nature. ri [From the N. 0. Picayune.] " " NONITERCOUISE WITH NI8SACHI8ETY8 - "Masusachusetta Nufication." Under this head, the Bulletin of this mom., ing called the attention of its readersto. 4 act recently passed by- the Legislature of Massachusetts, called the Personal 'Line'r act. This actAas been passed bj' tieoc - stitutional' majority .notwithstading Governor's veto, and it now become people of'the whole South to epressikeiv opinion of this outrage ina - miander which. shall not only be heard but shall' be felt'alsd. Let Southern sentiment be aroused. Lt the merchants, shippers and importers- of goods from and into every Sothern Oort at, once hold public meetings and solemnly. pledged themselves that, until the repeal of that nefarious law they will, in. every and all cases,, refuse to ship a pound of frielght by any vessel belonging to a port.tn Massa, clusetts, provided a vessel from any other port can be had. Let them further pledge-themslves not to buy a yard of cotton or other manufac. turers made in Massachusetts, when 'a simi. lar article can be had from any other State.; " Let the citizens of the whole Southr'ab: stain'from entering the 'State of Massacliu. setta or paying.one dollar for the benefit of railroads or hotels. This, sir, is a method retaliation, legal in all its bearings, and one which:will- bring the mad fanatics of the North to their senses far sooner than all the political associations that can ever be devia ed. Let it not be said' this woutd be unfair as confounding the guilty with the honest. It will not. On the contrary, .je will cause the honest to take hold of their legislative affairs' themselves, and consign the present. infamous members -of the Massachusisi Legislature 'to that oblivion from"whici.(hey have sprung; 'and will assuredly cause the law in question to be erased from the atatute. books-of the once honored State of Magii. chusett... - :. a Let 'no one 'iragihe that this-can'ot,be carried out. f ain. quite. sure. it can be,'for * I have conversed 'with many of. our -meir chants, and all, without an'.eception; agree that it is a measureswhich should al ofce bie adopted, and you may rest assuredl t Orleans isaready-to move. .; UNioj New Orleans, May 26, 1855. .-WMsNGT,8G4M AG ]N"' w 01 PL~br~&~r - In an swer to many;". ' . t:. ' ' - deem -o voiuntariiy sublnmit their claims to the Claims Court, as they woulil be mixed up with thousands. of other claims and not decided for many years (to specify no other objection)-but to submit them to Congress in the usual manner, at the opening of the ensuing session, in the expectation that direct relief may be provid. ed for them and through a special Court or Board; or if the Claims .Court be' resolved on as the only tribunal, Congress will grant that reference to it may be made by a direct legislative act. It is very certain that these claims would rully and constantly occupy a Board of the -ighest class for three years, and justice emphatically points to su'ch a Board as is right and proper in the case. JAMES H. CAUSTEN. CoxING Sou'r.-The Philadelphia Led.' ger describes a large gang of notorious and idroit burglary, pickpockets, &c. most of whom are escaped convicts from Botany Bay, and who have 'been seen .traveling on he railroads betwveen New York, Philadel-. ,hia and Baltimore. Their'object can' only me conjectured. The gang numbers tw.enty wo, including about fifteen new members. ict. so well known to the*' Police. Several >f them are said to resid'e "in the vicinity >f Brooklyn, where some have accumulated eal estate and a large amount of personal iroperty." The Ledger advises the public to' ie on their guard. AoeN FOR NON INSERTIoN OF AN AD rERTIsEMEN.-In the Court of Exchequer, )ublin, on the 11th -inst. an action was rought by Mr. Charles 'Rouselle, .a perfor ner of feats of strength, against the pro irietor of the Sanders .News Letter, for eglecting to insert an advertisement chal. enging another artiste to a trial of 'strength. )amnages wvere laid at ?100. 'The jury re. urned a verdict for the defendant, with costs, olding that the iditor of a newspaper has right t6 excludeay matter he 'pleases. BUSTBD Ur !-.We learn,,says the Mont. 'omery Ala.. Journal', that a Know Nothing onel in' Autauga county went by the oard 'a few days ago. At its last meeting ie members had a- hot discussion on the nestion of dissolving, and it was finally arried by an alnost unanimous vot.-a 'hereupon the book was broughi out and ach member came forwrard and. expunged is name from the roll--when an amusag :ramble-took place to get to the -3'fonlre. ord" first, some not a waiting for a'pen, ut dipping their fingers to the Ink to draw a. black line over thaeir autographs. A CoWvaaraT Ca.-A poot irishman. pplied at the chqrchwarden's office, in manchester, forrelief, and upon' somne doubt eing eiressed as to whether lie was' a pro er object of. parochial charity, he enforced is jsuit avith qiuch earnestness. . "., eum" honor, (said be,) share I'd.:be .clean arvied to death long since bstlor mi* cat.' But for 'whiat," asked his aston -siter. gatei', "My cat," rejoined ths Irishman. Your cat!I how'sot" "Shure, your honot, sould her eleves..times over..for sizpewei'a nie, and she wspulwayu et home eagsfa re I'd get therb.nieaelf."' ;.s Sur~ LKVy11.--"Nr. atrlo W5 01 at Ocala,11oleid,.tte lt, au ever losy hi. reasaongad'Ks abe sapidly covering, withabulletldgdio~ brazi.