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MWA OUR COUNT!! Y H E R C 3 r,: M E 3 C E A N D HER FREE I N S T I T U T I 0 VOL. IV. OTTAWA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, WAX NO. 19. it&k?J&ZW'MKmi M U W M J M J H 11 11 U II J II J II.Uja Tin: co7ii.; Airrc.KX. Ill II I Nil Y III II I II ST. llorrnh for brown Autumn, hurrah, hurrah, JIo hasten uVr valley auj !itin, A nu the witlieriicr nind U his idmut of war, - And iii'tny I wcmi are llic t.luin. lie lias won liim a rubo from tliu ciimsoii leaves, And a crown from tlio ivy so green ; In hi hand tit lioldeili n sump of vviuo He's a jolly old fellow I ween. ' The pn-t may Htnpr of tltc lirnnlim of Spting, And prate nf tin spasmi of Love ; lint ho ! for the hour when Autiuna flingi Hi armies o'er nnnidiev nnd t;rovc. 'And the wail of die wind is tin) miij for me, With it wild :mtl w. inl-likc cry ; l'or it echoes the triad of his heels so red, A'ld it shouts as he r!loielli ly (bdlopiHli, hriuyinp the ulitleriliii frost That tnukelli l blossoms ilrcny, And diiv.-th the liirdi fiom tlio vvoodsi.lo brown, To tlio tropir.il i-di-is hwjv, Hut ho ret in their stead the ruddy fruit, . And ihn n-ain-r'n fiollickirti! onir. And thu hunter's horn on tie- mil. ed hill As ho chases the, red deer atoi. Hurrah for drown Autumn, burial), hurrah', Mo rides over valli-v nnd pi mm, As a roiupn-r.ir rides t!iroo:;li the cnrtvK'o of war, And tramples the lireast of the slain. With the hold tempest nhoiit f ir his hiittUi cry, And the frost fir hi- keen-rd jed sword, I f niaKetti the o ik nnd the h'.ns.,..,ii to die In the dual, at the fort "f their Lord. Tn!;tvs. Hee. full of h"pe, thui tnn-leth to the. rnrlh Tho golden s-ed. and wa'lcst till the Rjiriiif (summons the huiii il to r happier hirlh ; l.nt in Time's airraw dnlv scattcritisr, Thiok'fit llioii, ho v tl r,U lie u isdom sewn n y he ' Hilently ripened for Eternity 1 ItOWTU I.I VR AM lUiXY TO III:. So live, that, when thy summon comes to join The inntioipraMe caravan, that move To the pah! realms of sliaJe. where each shall take It'll clu-nher in tin? silent halls of death, Thou no not, like the jjj irry s lave nt ni,'ht. Scourged to thy dungeon; but sustained nnd soothed 1J v n unfal'erinc trust, approach Ihv urvr, J, ike on who 'V raps the drapery of his couch About him, and lien down to pleasant dreams. A WOECDTO TiiKM.ri;i;iu. . J.me this day hv loiterim; 'twill he the nanus story To-morrow, and tin; next mure dilatory ; Th indecision brim's its own delays, And duvs are lost lamentim; over i! ,ys. Are you in earnest ! tSei.it ihis very minute . What you can d , or dream yu can. bcniu it; Itohluest h is genius, power an I limbic in it ; Only Pinnae, and then the mind sroivn heated Uegiiiit, mid the work will lie completed ! C'ir.l,':r. THK I'OOK HII.OH IIOV. On lite tiiirht of Tuesd iy, Jnniiary 10, just ;is I v,is tn'crtiini ryr t enjoy tlio seiis! uf itterettstvj safely iiml fciiiif.irt in tin; abatement uf tht; It'tupi'stumM wivitln-r, a elartlitifr ami painful incult tit tiootirreil, which jr:ve me new ami viviJ iinptcssiuns of the tl tn'tT if the sea. At eight oYloek in tho evening, tho wind being still so s'.nmg that tliu brig wn.s dancring uinler the ft.v salos '"hicli slic wan carrying, llietc wern ;t p . puaraiieei (if the rajiwl itjijirdafh of a vio lent squall, which made it necessary to .reduce our canvass to the. lire.-toi-sail ami fore-sail. When the order wrts given to take in lite. jib. I went down ir.io the ch in, ami was trying to i'lnuv- myself in my solitude, when I was suddenly ftart le.l by a most dismal groaning koumiI, which scfijiod to coiui! lo tnu ihrmioh i!ie Hide of the vcsm'I. l!i fore I had lime to ask or seok the cause of the ttianue noUe. I heard a sharp q'liek cry of alarm on jdeck, followed hy the tioiiud of a perKon rushing to the side of the brig, instantly Micceriled by a stumble and a heavy fall nearly over my head. Tho groanin; noise meanwhile continued sharpened into aery of human agony and despair. 1 eparng upon deck, and their ,mw the cap tain, both the males, and two sailors, efanding aft and looking into the water behind us, motionless, and seemingly 'overwhelmed with distress, whit? from 'the sea in our wake came tint awful try. still louder and piercing, though recedinir fast; and lo every scream the ripUin res ponded in tones of anguish () poor boy ! "poor boy! poor boy!' W'iih a fearful guess of the accident I called out, V Ji n is it ?' All ihe officer simultaneously answered me, Tho boy is overboard.' This was indeed the horrid fact.' Two Bailors' with the hoy were occupied with furling the jib he innermost, and in the safest place, on the cap of the howspiril while they were out beyond him on the jib boom: he suddenly, without any particular rause. slipped from the place lie was bestriding and fell into tho sea tho first notice of his fall being his cries as lie rose in the water. , The mate was on Ihe bows at the time, superintending the execution of tho order, nnd as food as he could spenk nftrr learning what linn happened, cried out The boy's over board.' Quick nx light, both in thought and aciion, thu captain sprang to the lar- board rail where the maitt-brace, an im mensely long line which hung in a huge coil on .a b.daying pi,,,- m..,rv nbrcasl of the compnnionway, (our main brace, be laying aft, contrary to the usual rustnnO fvith the intention of throwing it over in ,lo the sea, 'when it would have gone hia "Jty frftholns behmd us, olid almost sure to have been grasped by the poor boy, who in his agoniziuir and almost supernatural efforts, was still nearly keeping up with ti and had not yet fallen astern. It would have been his last chance of life ; but it failed him. Thu deck was with the dashing waves ; the captain's foot slipped and he fell into thu lee scuppers with vio lence, stunned for a moment, and severely bruised. When he rosu to his feet, the wretched sufferer was far astern, be yond the reach of any such aid ! Still the boy's unearthly scream, "the hai)hling cry, (if lout ktron,- swimmer in his aony," was wringing with dreadful distinctness in our ears, at intervals half obscured as he descended into the hollows of the mountain sea, and then peeling out again with redoubled power tit tho next rolling wave lifted him to its foaming lop for a mouitut. As I lingered waimg fur ihe sounds to ceaso, I suffered almost the horrors of death itself, in thus counting each heart-breaking degree of misery and aggravating despair which I knew were coming over him every moment, as he fouinJ thu vessel receding, his strength and huai t failing, and his apprehension of certain death increasing. He was n native of Turk's lMaml in ihe liahainas, i here he was brought up on ihe sea shore, living one half the time in the water, throughout ihe year, and like ail his almost amphibious countrymen, svv imming like a fish.' I have no doubt that ihe wretched be ing swam for more than an hour after us, ii ii i i I nt last the awful certainty of his len ihle doom came over him ; and there, alone amid ihe pitiless waves ai.onk, alone in the wide waters of the cold oc ceau. abandoned by man, with no hope for heaven or earth, "He sunk into depths with hul'hlini; groan, Without a K''C, Uhklu'lled, uucottineil, nnd lili kuown. The night was perfectly dark so that he was not once to be seen afier he fell. We could not see so far as the breadth of the vessel. A ilrerrhing rain, coming on at the same moment added lo ihe confu sion of i!;u furious gust that was already howling through our riggings, and laying the vessel almost on her side the lops of thu waves being swept by the wind iulo sheets of spray, and raising their voice as if in triumph over their helpless victim. I!ut over all, yel sounded that despairing death cry, shrill though f; inter, telling us that stiil he struggled aga,::st prohmoued though certain destruction. 1 culd hear it no longer, nnd rushed down into the cabin lo escape the sound. Hut, incredi ble as it may appear 1 still heard it dis tinctly fvri thr-re, though he. uv.isi have been nearly a mile oir from us. I ne ver ran forget lhat sound. It was like nothing else that 1 ever heard. I shudder now, in recalling it. I have since steti death in many shapes, but never in a form so terrible. The sound of the sailors resuming their labors on deck, called me up again ; and when I came out of the cabin they were lowering and stowing ihe main-sail a measure which had already become ur gently necessary. The cry was heard no more no morn for ever. We (lew on, in our gloomy way before the blast ; and there were dark nnd hardened faces among us wet with something else than thu rain and spray. I thought and studied nil the circum stances over, many limes, w ith a deep ening conviction of our total inability to help him. Our small boat was hauled up astern, and 'parbuckled,' and lashe.l with many fastenings that would have much delayed an attempt to save him in a smooth calm sea in broad day light. Ii would have required four men to row the boat, and one to slear her in the proper direction. This would have taken erei-v man from us except the captain ami ihe k, if every circumtance had favored us. An accident lo the boat, then, would have lelt ihe brig totally unmanned. The boat itself if lowered would have struck the sea 'brnabside on,' which, with our velo city wonl I have swamped her, and torn her to pieces. Our long boat was out of : the question, of course,' bring stowed bottom upwards on deck, between the masts, (laid athwail ships, to 'accomodate tho emigrants,) ivuii ing our whole force for half 'a day, when in port, to get her into the water. The result was, ft painful conviction of the utter hopelessness of relief to nnv person that should fall overboard on the the passage, while wc were making such headway, Under such circumstances, the most en viable would be that of one wloroald not swim and who would gj down imme diately. Thai day according lo custom, the last boy's chest was brought up on deck, and his clothes nnd other hllle property put up al auction, the proceeds being deposit ed with the balance of hi wages for the benefit of U friend. He was a rotijjh, neglected looking boy, about, lfl or I? years old. lie bad been abandoned In New York by the shipma-ser who first employed and biouglu him luun home, and being a totally friendless stranger, he fell into great want nnd suffering, begging his food and sleeping m ihe markets. In this condition he was found by some be nevolent persons, and came under the no tiec of captain Ilnwlaml, who took him under his care and provided hima'p'acc in the Kondout, where he showed himself active, industrious and obedianl. Knowing these circumstances of his former depre dation, I was surprised when we founw in his chest a very well written letlei lo his parents which he had composed entirely by himself, in the fore-castle, since hejs.,1,1 in this way. and for many weeks came on hoard, in preparation for any j past the spoons have been disposed of bv possible opportunity lo send it to his 1 that worthy but unfortunate man, with the home on Turk's Island. The language j object of attaining means wherewith to go was grammatical and well chosen, ihotii'h j to market. And once, not ten vears nco, simple ; and it was written in a legible hand, though with a bad pen and the worst of accommodations. lie gate his friends a general account of his situation, told them he was doing well with (.'apt. (lowland and was treated very kindly by him. As 1 rather think the captain's tears hurst out afresh ; and I read fur ther, the poor boy's kind little message lo his brothers and sifters in the beloved island home lo which his heat I yearned in iiis woful exile, and especially iheaux ions aU'eclion which he found expressed for 'mother and the baby.' Never had i stranger a more heartfelt mourning than was made over him hy some 'unused expression ohis countenance, was an cm to the melting mood.' His namo was! dent gleam of pleasure al something Earnest Augustus Darrel. Tins is his which bad transpired. His storv was a only funeral rite, epitaph or memorial. brief one : thu female was ihe youngest except in the sorrowful reniemberauce ol'i daughter of the old gentleman. She. with lhat poor family lhat looked so long in j her sisters, had long known their father's vain for him, and perhaps never learned distress but not in its fill reality. They the particulars of his mehuicho'ly loss. THE LA!' KII.l I.il HPOO.-Y. a iM-tiiKvr rami iikil .in;. An incident of a deeply interesting na ture passed under our observation not a great while since. The. pressure of the time, the losses of banks, by the explo sions of stock bubbles, and the deprecia tion of property, have, as wc all know, produced many touching and painful ca ses of distress. Tho rich have become poor, ihe easy in circumstances have been reduced to wa: t, and many a father, who had devoted the flower of his hfe to the accumulation of a moderate independence, and who ha. I, with pride ami joy, watch- eu the giowth of bis children, dearer in i eul circumstances. These they gall. en t! some cases than life itself, have suffered J together, and the object of the youngest, deeply and keenly. Ii is too often the er-! in visiting our friend, was to sell them for ror, moreover, of fond and indulgent pa-! whatever they would bring, and place the rents, to unlit their oll'spring for iheir n-j money in the baud of the ruined ner vtrscH of fortune. They train them up 'chant. The jew eler gave a liberal price ; like hoi-house plants, forgetful eif llio cold j for, knowing all the ciieumtances of ihe blasts of misfortune, or indulging i. m))(. ca? ?. bis heart softened like lhat of a child, that liti al least will escape vicissitude, "nd he thanked God, as he related the bl and not be called upon to labor for tl.eirl'lc incident, that he had the means of as daily bread. It is in such cases that the sifting, even indirectly, a family every sorrows of adversity are fell with the most j way worthy, and whose members, in the aeuteness; and the wonder is, not that wc ! day of llieir pro-peril y, never turned the occasionally hear of a mind too. weak lul"Mir heipr o- from their door emplv-haud-benr up amid the darkness of despair ; bulled. I'ltil. Jmniircr. :hat so many who hate been toppled i in an instant, as n were, hom big!, prosper iiy to rum and penury should still, in the true spirit of philosophy ami (Ihtisliani'v, sirungie uoniy ami manlully on. Such ore.eais are Hie true tests of character If passed through unscathed, they indicate the possession of the noble energies (,f our race-, while they al-o bespeak a proper confidence in Providence, and in the glo rious faith of our religion. How heauii ful does the char icier of woman shim forth amidst sorrow ami siiirciing ! How her geiille spirit lisis, and aequite new nerve and fresh -igor, rs the clouds ofad vetsity gather! How she clings wi:!, a fidelity which has no uind.ed to n,er earthly things, to tho beings of h r b.ve ! What sacrifices she in ikes ! What trials she submits lo, and with a spirit of calai and patient mam tdoui ! I In w she sum - times liv os iijion a crust a dav, nilicr I'l ui add to Ihe su Io nics of the idol of her neari, or witn llic ol.p-ct of lelu vmg it,,, distresses of her children! .Hui, lo our incident. i . . . Vi- ll:innp!inil ,,A ton, .A t . tins i" tho room of a fiiond, a jeweler and ii ' i'mic mi- silversmith, well known lo ib eoinu, tv as a mo, of integrity and character. His attemion was suddenly called by an elderly gentleman, who opened tho door of the store, passed haruily into . ,:,ck olliee, where we wore seated, and observ ing that ihe store-keeper was not alone, as hastily withdrew. Oar f riooil reeinr. nized. called in, and follow ed him. They conversed logeth, t for n few minutes, in tin miller tone, and then the store-keeper returned lo his bttlo olliee. lie was ygi fated ns well ns afl'n-tcd. He stammered as he atlempfed to continue the conversa tion with i s, anil his eye was inoi.ieneJ with a tor.r. We looked al him inquir inglyho became mure confused ; nnd finding it impossible to control his feel ings, or explain his conduct, be asked 'Da vou know tint old gentbman ?" ! We replied that we thought we did, but J wetc not quite cettain; and at the same lime named an individual who formerly stood very high in our community as a merchant. "Do mi know any thing of his circum stances ?" .Nothing in detail ; but some f.icis that have reached us, authorize a belief lhat he is quite poor. "Poor, indeed!" responded our friend nnd he drew from the ease in which he h ul just deposited it, a silver spoon. "This," lie remarked, "is ihe hit of the fandhj plate! l'iece by piece has been he tanked its a wealthy merchant of Phil adelpl.i.i, and kept his carrino ! He now reduced to this painful extremity has three lovdv daughters, as well as an aged wife, who still look up lo him as llieir only support, and Heaven knows what they will do, with this, their last re source, exhausted !" Our friend had scarcely concluded this brief account, when the slight figure of a young female, closely veiled, passed into the store. He left us again, and was ab sent some lime. On returning, he was evidently more all'telcd than on the first ' occasion. And vet, mingled with the s;id had seen their luxuries depart one by one. and, instead of murmuring, had rejoiced that they were able so well lo spare them. On the morning of ihe day in question, however, the mother came to them in tears, nnd told the whole story adding that ihe hist spoon had been home away in thu manner and for the purpose desert ,,l'd. Jl'lic poor girls were deeply touch - ed ; but the inte lligence was not altogeth er unexpected for ihey had long vainly endeavored to (dose their eyes to the truth of the changed condition of their father. Their determination was speedily taken. They had Mill left many jewe ls, sm !i as car and linger-rings, bracelets and tiivkli ccs, relies of former days and more alii i- An Ii inli I'uimrr, We scarcely know when we have laughed more merrily tl over the fol- j lowing Ironoious episode in the li'-iti-r- inos of Arthur O'Deary," by "llariv Lorrcquer." He bad a horse. It had a tri'-k of sinking upon iv knees at the liisi touch of the spur, he thought of a scheini lo turn this to account. He told a largo party of sporting foil (in Ireland of, course; Hi it lie had a pony wh:c!i sat gam" like any pointer. He was laug! at, and largo lu-is taken against his sue- cess in m iking the pom-y point. Sending ' out a cunning fellow called Tim, lo warn him of tho ri;bt places, h,; roile lo the sp u iiug scene vv iih all the anxious he-tiers ; u'omul him. 'Ib-foie we proceeded half a mile, I ' IW Tim seateil oil a stile, sciat.-hiilg his ! !iea I in a verv knowimr mmner: inun which. I r,,d,.'oot f,-,.r .! v- looi.iao iu'ently at thu fiirzi-(nver in front, ' coiled out ! I Kvrii h.ui; t!'0 tl'i"--s tliLM'C c:ill llii'in i I ,r i i . t 1 nu misii, inn a ivuru. ! Tlio hounds were called in, the parly irined back llieir horses, and ail sat silent ! sped ,1. ns to my movements. j Wlun suddenly I touched Paul in both ! flanks, down he dropped like a parish 'j clerk sti(f and motionless as a statute. j 'What's lhat," said two or three he-, inn. 'He's selling, said I in a whisper. 'What is it iliongh V said one. 'A hair,' said I, and al the same time I j every day. lie was a noble looking shouted in lay mi the dogs, and tipping j man ; his countenance win teiribly pleas Paul's cars, forwards went. Out bolted nut. lie did not talk tniich ; luil even the puss, ami away we spuled across the ihe country, I leading and taking all before me. Wc killed her in half art hour, and found ourselves not far from the first co ver, my friend Tim being as before in advance, making the same signal as til first. Tho same performance wai now repeated. Paul went through his part to! perfection; and not withstanding the loss- cs, a general cheer sainted us, as we ! sprung to our legs, and dashed alter the j Of course, I didn't spur him ; every thing now depended on my sustaining ! our united name and there was no thing loo high or too wide for that morti ning. 'What will you take for him, O'Kel ly':' was the question of each man, as he came up to the last field. 'Would you like any further proof ?' said I. ' Is any gentleman dissatis fied V A gentleman 'No' was ihe answer, and again oilers were received from every qtiaiter, while they produced their notes and settled their bets. It was no part of my place, however to sell htm ; the trick might be discovered before 1 left the country, and . if so there would not be a whole bone remaining in my skin. My refusal evidently heightened both my ,' value and Ins, and 1 sincerely believe that no story that 1 coulld tell, on our ride back to town, would not have met cre dence that morning ; and indeed, to do myself justice, 1 tried my popularity to the inmost. Hy way of a short cut, ns ihe fair was to begin al noon, we took a dil'eii nt route, I which led across some grass fields, and a small river. In traversing this, I unfor tunately was at the middle of some mir aculous anecdote, and entirely forgot my pony and his acquirements, and as he stooped to drink, without thinking of what I was doing, with the common instinct of a rider, I touched him with the spur. Seaicilv had the rowel reached his side, when down he fell, sending nie headforemost over his neck, into the! wa- ter. l'or a second or two the strength the current carried me along and it was after a devil of a scramble I gained mv h'gs, and reached the bank wet through and heartily ashamed of myself. Eh, U'Kcllv, w hat tile deuce was that ?' 1 cried one of the parly, as a roar id' laugh ter broke liiun among them. 'Ah !' said 1 mournfully, 'I was not quieb enough. '(i'lick enough !' ciied they. 'Egad I never saw an thing like it. Why, man, you were shot of like tin arrow,' 'I.eajied oil', if you please,' s . id I, with an air of ollcmh-d dignity 'leaped oil didn't vml sec il V 'See what V The salmon, to hesnre. A twelve pounder, as sure as inv name's O'Kellv. He set ii.' Set a salmon !' shouted twelve voic es in a bre-ath. 'The tiling's impossi ble.' Would vim like to bet on it J' said 1 I dryly. 'No, no no more bets ; but surely' Too provoking, afier till. inuiter-d I Mo h ive lost so line a fish, and get aihic1;. ing!' and with that I ui n.nleil mv batli. and waving my band. Wishing them a good bye, gall ip"d into tillob;. Tin- I'eraotntl aiinioi r t n.liiiii on. What a personal presence was that of the 1'at'ier of bis Gouutry ! All account agree in this. Wo heard mi old gende in in say, not long ag . that when a clerk in Philadelphia, ho used to walk two or three squares every morning, to si e Washington as he came down Market street to Ins quarters. ' I lie dignity, o ! sani ho, "ni lus moi euients, tin- grar fl il i his salutation, and the calm sweetness uf his smile, were beyond description or comparison." Sitting the other day on a log. scarcely a stone's throw from whore Andre was captured, and not far from ihe little Slecpv -Hollow Ghureh, we conver- I sci I an hour with llu revolutionary patri ot, ireui'ilous with the paNy of age, who 'pointed out to us the spot over the Tap pan Sea which lay before us, where An dre war hung, and where, on that day. the troops "spread out thick and black a long way ftoin the gallows." lie lived :it Vri nliinli'rt lint. r!oM dv. ulii-n r- i i i i i i . mui Mimi down mm Ui'.if vwiv ami went on board the Vulture, ail which be himself saw. "They fired two c. unions al the barge," said he, "from his side; hav ing got news by exptos ; hut the gun hurst al toe second di:clnrge and look o if tho legs to thr lloghs, of one poor fellow, w ho was brought In our house, but be jdied in two hours " Tho army then lay I at lleilfoid," continued the old veteran; ; "and I saw General Washington almost little e.hililteti fairly loved him ; and Ihey used to gather about the door of his mar quee every nnnning. to sett him ; and he used to pat their heads and smile on them; it was beautiful In see." How uniform and universal is this "testimony of the rye in llio recollection of Wash-iiietnn." iithori.orC. Beyond all question, it is the unaltera hie constitution of nature, that there is ef ficacy, divine, unspeakable1 efficacy in love. . 1 he exhibition of kindness has the power to bring even the irrational animals into subjection. ISbow kindness to a dog. and he will remember it ; be uili be grate ful; ho will inf'dliahly return love for love. Show kindness to a lion, and yon can lead him by the mane, you can thrust your hand into his mouth; and yon can melt the untamed ferocity of his heart into an affection stronger than dcalh. In all (iod's vast, unbounded creation, there is not a living and sentient being, from tho least to tho largest, not one, not even '.ho outcast and degraded serpent, that is in sensible to acts of kindness. If love, such as our blessed Sviour manifested, couhl be introduced into tho world and exert its j appropriate doniinion.il would restore a stale of things mere cheering, far brighlcr than the fabulous age of gold ; it would i pluck every poisonous root; it would j hush every discordant voice. Even tho inanimale creation is not insensible to this divine influence. The hud and flower und fm it put foul i most abundantly and beau tifully where the hand of kindness is ex tended for their culture. And if this blessed influence should extend itself over the earth, a moral Garden of Eden would exist in every land ; instead of the thorn and btiar, would spring up the figtrcc and myrtle ; the desert would blossom and the solitary place be made glad. Jr. Ujiham. A clergyman who is in the habit of preaching in diffi n nt parts of the country, happened to be at an inn, where he obser ved a horse-jockey Irving lo lake in an honest man. by imposing upon him h broken winded horse, fir a sound one. ofjThe parson knew the bad character of the jockey, and taking the genileinaii aside, told him lo bo cautious of the per son he was dealing with. The gentleman finally declined the purchase, and the jockey, q iite nettled, observed, 'Parson, I had much rather hear you preach, than see you ptivntely interfere in bargains oeiween man ana man, in inis way. Well,1 replied llio p.irson, 'If you had been where you ought to have beti n last Sunday, you mighi have beard ine mich." Where was that!' inquiieil lln- pa-key. In the State Prism. ,' n tinned ihu dcigy man. Vniv r tt't'. The Dwiiknf t'x ;' I h ave to so eiety a ruined character, and .1 vvretcheil cXmp.le. I leave lo my parents during ihe rest of (heir lives, as much sorrow as human ity, in a feeble and descrepid slate, can sustain. I leave lo my brothers nnd sisten.as much mortia. a'.ion and "n j-iry as 1 could well hting 00 them. 1 leave to mv wife a hroknti bpnrl, tl life of wr hedncss. shame to v eep over me. ami pn mature death. I give and bequeath to each of nay children, poverty, ignorance, n low char acter, ami the remembrance that their father was a monsii r. 7'irt (.'i vm. U e find the origin of this P'riii. so much in vogue ai ihe present day, given in Chambers' Edinbtirg Jour fi.il a f dlows : "A great personage wishing lo get quit of a troublesome hanee r on, caused a dish uf toads to be served up one day instead of a li-.Ii of fish. The invention was seen ; but the dependent knew loo well the value of the eennexion vv hich he had estihlished to take tho hint, lie partook of ihe toa ls with till the appearance of relish, never letting it be presumed that ho thought them anything but good soles. Thereafter any one who was content lo live on thii bounty of another at the ex pense of a few occasional insults was said to eat tho person's loads ;o le in short a fond eater." CttoJ! capital story is told of Judge Tappan. one i f 01.1 senators in congress, who is unfortunately ciuit eved. A number of yersrs ago bo wnsjudgo of a newly 0rgani7.ul cotir.iy court, in tho astern pait of ibis state. In those days of primitive simplicity, or pcih-aps poverty, the bar-room of a lav et 11 was used as a courl-rooin, nnd tlio stiilile as a jn'if. (W day during tho leg si. m i f the court the judge had occasion to severely icpi imand two f the lojers who were wrangling. All odd looking old customer, who sat in one corner list ening apparently with great satisfaction lo the icproof.anil presuming on nld acquaint mice nnd the judge's vv-ll known good humor sung out, (Jive it to 'cm old cim hli ti'Vc-1' 'Who was ihntf inquired iho judge. 'It was this Vre hl ho, nn swoted thecbap rais'iigbimsrlf up. 'M-er id,' ol served lite judge, with groat grnvi ty, 'lake lost old bors and put him in the itihle. Ohb i'tctrtqiM, .