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By ^1. J1AC LEA\.
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The steamship Columbia. Cnnt. Jnd- ;
kins, from Liverpool, May 19. arrived at
her moorinjrs at six o'clock. We are \
under great obligations to Cmt. Jul
k.ns and Mr. Alexander. the Purser, for j
I ? ?1* t K rv I * f /1 c t 11?? ^ i I
- III p'ipci.1 111 me latksi imici.
There is no improvement to'no'iee in
trade?on the contiarv, thedulness which
had for some time prevailed has, if possi- i
ble, increased. People seem to have
made up their minds to enter upon no
business transactions whatever until the
new tariff shall have passed into law.
The only remarkable feature in the :
proceedings of the British Parliament, is j
the introduction of a hill by Sir James |
Graham. to continue the new poor law j
five years longer, a nd to abolish the unions I
constituted under what is commonly |
called Gilbert's Act, in order that the law
may be uniform throughout the conn
Money is abundant. Good bills inn
he discounted at three per cent.; and
many of the first merchants, instead of
employing their capital in the ordinary
way of business, are seeking for its investment
on loan,?fortunate if they can obtain
4 12 per cent.
The carool massacrk.?Her Majes. '
tv's Ministers are in possession of a late ,
despatch, forwarued by Major Pottinger
to the authorities at Calcutta. The despatch
in question, we understand, adds
nothing to what was previously known
of the state of affairs in Affghnmstan : ]
hut it completely exonerates General El-'
phinstone, assigning thu blame of the late
disasters to a different quarter, or rather
to different qnrters, f??r the council of
war, comes in for a share.
The amount of the annuities to the
roval family in the year ending the 5th of
January, 1841, exclusive of the Queen
and Prince Albert, was ?318,197.
"Every eve is now turned to Sir Robert
^ Peel to watch his course of conduct with
respect to the Bribery Committee just
appointed. Anxiety is felt as to the
degree of support he will give to the
recommendations of the committee, and
whether he will aid, not merely the passing
a hill for that purpose through the
House of Commons, hut whether he will
honestly exert himself to surmount any
difficulties that may present themselves
in the other House of Parliament. His
honesty must be tested by acts, not by
Trtn royal >f ?The Ball Mosque
given bv her Majesty on the 12th May,
says the London Observer, to the nobility
and gentry of the land was one of surprising
brilliancy and magnificence.? l
Nothing equal to it has been witnessed I
for ages. It was a spectacle which no I
other country but England could have j
got up; and it must have filled the minds
of ad the foreigners who beheld it with I
the most enlarged idea of the splendor of j
this country. The number present was j
computed at 1,800, comprising all the
beauty, the loveliness, and fashion of the
Her Majesty wore n crown of gold,
studded with large jewels of various colors.
the ooints of the crown being formed
with the vine leaf. From the crown
were suspended oreilletes of diamonds.?
Her Majesty* wore two rows of large
pearls round her neck. The mantle of
cloth of gold was fastened hy a broad gold
band, extending the whole width of tlie
chest studded with large jewels of various
colors, while a similar band, studded in
the same manner, was laid down the
whole length of the chest, the effect of
tho whole being that of a large jewelled
j cross; the minever with which the stircoat
was covered in front forming the
hack ground. The effect of this was very i
Prince Albert were a crown,, similar in
design to that < f the Queen. His mantle
of red velvet, bordered with gold, and
edged with pearls, was fastened across the
chest with a broad anrf jewelled gold
bawl. The tunic of bl?J?, etiihroider^d ;n
gold, was fastened around the iv,ck by a
jewelled collar, of great brilliancy?the
sain? magnificent mode of jtcfiryfifltion
was adopted at the wrists. A beautiful
gtrrtle, Ji|>fx?rtii>? * diamond hi.Ufd sword. ;
oomj>jleted ih* leading fci;;{i>rg? of Pripco
?W?3M ? ? B?W?? ??I ? ??
i One hundred and twenty persons hilled,
and many maimed and wounded.
< A deplorable catastrope took place, on J
: Sunday evening week, on tho Versailles
and Meudon Railway, by which one1
! hundred and twenty persons were killed, i
or have since died of their wounds, and
i many maiinednnd wounded.
In honor of .the King's fete, the waterworks
in the gardens ot Versailles were
playing on Sunday, which attracted i in mense
crowds from Paris. The train to j
which the dreadful accident occured left '
Vara* 11 lo u flr?r Paria ?t half na.st fi VC
j . v.. i", * r i
! oYlock in the afternoon, and was crowd- j
j ed with passengers. "There were," says j
| one account, "seventeen or eighteen ;
wagons, with two engines before and one
[behind. The velocity was excessive.
; When between Bellevtie and Meudon, \
I the axletree of the first machine broke, J
i and, stopping, the second ran over it, I
, killing the stoker, and breaking the first I
machine in pieces, spilt its fire on the J
ground, instantly six or seven wagons
were broken in pieces, and the rest, running
over the live fire of the broken en
. gtnes,
hurst into flames. It is the custom j
on the Loft Bank Railroad for the doors '
of the wagons to be closed, without any
possibility of opening them, except by
keys in the hands of the conductors. No ;
conductors were forthcoming, and thus \
the inmates of three of the wagons were j
burned." From this account, it is clear;
that, hut for the custom of locking the ;
- < c.. i _ !
passengers in mo carriages, so awiui h
loss of life would not have taken place.
Another conspiracy has been detected
to assassinate the Kins of the French.
V number of persons have been arrested
in Paris, amongst others the notorious !
i Considers. Among the projectiles seized J
were several intended for the destruction
of the king, by being thrown into the
carriage, and to assassinate, of course, as j
many of bis family as might happen to ;
accompany him. It is stated that the '
information which led to the detection of j
this plot was given by the mistress of one j
of the conspirators, who has been since ,
murdered and her bodv thrown into the ;
Scire. " 1
The following letter contains an accu- j
rate account of all that had transpired in j
Paris, relative to this odious attempt at I
14 Paris, May 7.
41 A rumor prevailed yesterday that a ;
! conspiracy to murder the king had been |
I discovered, to which, however, little ere- J
i donee was attached, the more especially
| from the silence observed by the govern- |
! rnent journals last night, and the absence
of all allusion whatever to it bv nny of
! the journals this morning. I find, how.
| ever, ut>on inquiry, that the fact is but too
j irue?that a discovery ha9 been made by
j the police, which leaves no doubt of the
: ex stence of a plot, not only to murder
J the king, but to involve in the same fate
j as manv members of the royal family
j as should ho with his majesty at the choj
sen moment for the putting the atrocious
i plan of the conspirators into execu!
i It annears that during the summer i
! months, the king is in the habit of driving i
j out from Neuilly in a large open caleche, J
' aocovnpanied by the Queen and other |
members of the royal family. Upon such j
; occasions, the carriage \< un ittended by a I
military escort, and the horses are driven j
at a merely ordinary pace. These cir- j
cumstnnces seem to have suggested the j
idea of an infernal machine, and one has :
been invented of a simple character, !
being in form an ordinary sized ball.
1 calculated to b irst upon falling, and |
j shatter everv thing near it with irresistible I
I force. The principal material is said to
be a fulminating powder, of a very pew.
j erful character. The instruments for
working the materials, and some balls,
were found upon the premises adjacent i
| to Considered wine shop in the Rue !
Montmartre. This Considere, has been
twice tried forcomplicitv in plots to mur j
der the King and each time acquitted, j
lie was one of those tried in connection
with Quenisset.
Considere has been arrested, with seven 1
others. This conspiracy will lead in all
probability to more stringent laws. The
police authorities complain that they have
no preventive power?they say that no ;
matter how strong the moral certainty |
n may
he on their minds that marked and <
suspected persons are planning wickednoss,
yet they cannot interfere; and then j
when the plot comes to light people ask j
what the police were about? Of what i
use are they? And what has been done j
with the secret service money voted for j
preventive objects? Upon the other
i hand, the abuses to which so dangerous I
j h privilege might give rise cannot be lost !
i sight of. Up to Thursday night the police 1
! remained in ignorance of what was hitchI
'"g- j
The Gazette de Tribunaux of the 12th |
I confirms the alleged discovery of the con- i
| spif^cy iv,"2?od for the purpose of assassi- ,
> nating the king. ;
1 The investigation which commenced !
immediately after the discovery of thef
j projectiles, homlji. <Vc., in the Passage |
Violet aod other places, is still pursued |
1 with activity. The number of arrests up!
to tho preset amounts to about ton. i
All the objects seized have been deposited
in the registrar's office. The projectiles
Hre made in a perfectly new manner.
A stone bottle, not very thick, serves as
the envelope ; this is covered outside
with a thick coat of inflammable matter
which is applied to the extremity of those
matches called chimiq les nllemandes.
Inside a quantity of powder and bullets
are strongly pressed together, so ns to
produce a terrible explosion, if the inflammahle
coaling of the bottle should come
in contact with any resisting body. Numerous
witnesses have been already heard,
and they are soon to bo confronted with
the prisoners.
Aicful conflagration?Destruction of one?r.L
/i.?IT J. u,.
yj t/*c any vj jliu/uuui ? i/y y?/c.
The city of Hamburg, the great com.
mercial emporium of Germany, one of the
most flourishing on tho continent of Eu.
rope, is a heap of ruins. Her merchants
were rejoicing at tho prospects held out to
them by the promised improvements in
our commercial tariff: now. they are
mourning over their richly stored ware,
houses in ashes, their houses devoured by
the flames, and their prospects of increns.
ing prosperity scattered to tho four winds
of heaven.
The fire, which broke out on Wednesday
night, the 4th instant, and which,
there is every reason to believe, was the
C | 4 11A tf/*4
worK or an incenamry, exienueu 10 nrtytwo
streets, most of which were reduced
to ashes. On a rough calculation, the
loss of property was from three to four
millions sterling, hut it is believed that
the total loss will ho double that amount.
No person can tell how many lives were
lost, but a great number of persons must
have perished. The canals through the
city were dry, so that no water could he
found. The fire raged from Wednesday
night to Saturday morning. On the
latter day, at nine o'clock, tho Danish,
Hanoverian, and Prussian troops entered
the town, and being well supplied with
gunpowder, commenced blowing up the
houses to arrest the progressof the flames.
This was completely effected by Sunday
morning. The &<?nnto ordered everv
person to leave town, and nothing could
exceed the heart-rending spectacle of
thousands of poor people frantic with their
losses, and without the means of procuring
food or shelter.
The destruction of Hamburg is one of
those calamities which w ill be felt in every
Dart of the commercial world. Great as
may he the credit of the Senate and people
of Hamburg with foreign States,
a century will elapse before the city can
replace all the property destroyed by this
conflagration. In the midst of the confusion,
an incident occured characteristic
of the Government nnd the people. A
public notice was everywhere put up,
stating that the vaults under the Rank,
containing the gold an.l silver bars, were
fire-proof, and that the Bank hooks and
papers were all removed and in perfect
It is stated in the latest account that 60
streets, courts, and alleys, and 15 public
buildings, in nil about 1,500 houses have
fallen a sacrifice. The number of lives
lost is said to be between two hundred and
fifty and three hundred.
Confidence was not so much shaken as
was apprehended, nnd bills were freely
discounted at four per cen#. Sanguine
hopes are entertained that the various
insurance companies will meet at least
the greatest part of the losses sustain,
The yew Hamburg Zcilung of the 13th
insf. states that the losses are computed as
follows : 44 30,000,000 of dollars for goods
On the 25th ulf., at about four o'clock
a. m., another shock was felt at Put raft,
which lasted a minute nnd a half. The
Courrier Grec announces that a red rain
had fallen at Tripolitza and elsewhere,
and that the Minister of the interior had
collected information respecting that
phenomenon, which would be submitted
to the examination of the medical board.
liverpool cotton market.
Tuesday, May 17.?To-day there has
been a fair demand for Cotton, and the
sales amount to 3000 bags, which have
been taken almost entirely by the trade
at steady prices.
Wednesday, M?y IS.?To-day wc
have had more activity of demand, and
the sales amount to 5000 hags, including
800 American on speculation. There is
no actual advance in prices, but last
week's rates are fully supported.
havre markets.
Notwithstanding a gre.it quantity of
Cotton lately arrived, amounting to about
19.000 and that hut few sales were effected,
prices on the 6th inst. remained
unmolested. The transactions in CofIre,
worn limited to St. Domingo and
and Havana only, of the former 2201
being disposed of at 42 fr. and of the
latter 476 bags it 60 fr. 74 hhils colonial
Sugar sold according to sample, at 54
1-4 fr per 40 kilogrammes.
Two day? Later?Refusal of France
to Ratify tur Right or Search
Truaty?Ltdkii\l m^vehrenrd y-or
thr Relief of HaM3L*ro?Locali>
Nf^s from BnjOLam) and rua Co.v-1
tinknt Tradk Makkets. i
Tho Great Western, Cn|?t. Hosken, I
has just arrived in fourteen days from
Liverpool, bringing us London anJ Liv
I i.'.l ..i? ?
ci|j?#vi papers 10 me ?si uiu inclusive.
The news from England is not very
important. The Queen's birth-day was j
celebrated on the 19tli, with all the usual j
pomp and parade.
The Money Market continued to flue- j
tuate, although the temporary pressure j
which had existed for two or three dnvs, ; c
0 W I
seemed to be wearing away.
' The London papers continue to cau- j
tion the capitalists not to meddle with the : s
U. S. loan, and say that none of it can ! "
be taken there until our bankrupt states ; 3
pay up. We are glad of this, and ear j *
neatly hope that not a dollar of it will be ^
taken in London.
Great efforts are making in all parts of j t
Europe, and especially in England, for j c
the relief of the unfortunate sufferers by ' fi
the great fi:e in Hamburg. Mooting* are I
called in all the principal cities, and j i
largo amounts subscribed for this oh. j \
j<4ct. j <
The news from France we copy from I I
the London Morning Chronicle. It will 1
bt* found interesting inasmuch as it seems j '
to settle the question in reference to tho ! '
Right of Search Treaty.
"The treaty of tho 20th December, j j
18*1, will not be ratified. The Govern,
ment has not made any engagement ei.
ther directly or indirectly to ratify it at
any period whatsoever." It was with j
this formal and reiterated assurance that ,
M. Guizot concluded one of the most ,
brilliant extempore speeches ever heard in
the Chamber of Peers.
Parliament assembled on tho 20th, J i
after the Whitsuntide recess. The pro- i
ceedings wore unimportant.
From the Reformed Drunkard.
The grey of morning was already
dawning, when a miserable wretch turned
. into a dirty alley, nnd entering a low
ruinous dnor. groped through a narrow
entry, and paused at the entrance of a
room within. That degraded being had
. once been a wealthy man, respected
by his neighbors, surrounded by friends.
But alas! the social glass had first lured
him to indulgence, nnd then to inebriety,
until he was now a common drunkard.
The noise of his footsteps had been
heard within, for the creaking door Mas
timidly opened, and a pale, emaciated |
boy, about nine years old, stepped out on
the landing, nnd asked, in mingled anxie- ;
ty and dread.
" Is that vou. father?"
"Yes, wet to tho akin?curse it," j
said the man, *, why aint you in bed and I
I icluon vnil t?raf?"
The little fellow shrunk back nt this
coarse salutation, hut still, though shaking
with fear, he did not quit his station before
the door.
" What are you standing there gaping
for?'* said the wretch?44 It's bad enough
to hear a sick wife grumbling all day,
without having you kept up at night to!
chime in, in the morning?get to bed, I
you imp?do you hear ?"
The little fellow did not answer?fear .
seemed to have deprived him of spee? h: !
tint still holding on lo I lie door latch, with j
an imploring look, he stood right in the u
way by which his parent would have to j j
enter the room. |1
44 Aint you going to mind?" said the j,
! man with an oath, breaking into furv. i
44 give me the lamp and*go to bed, or I'll ' i
brenk every bone in your body."
44 Oh! father, don't talk so l??ud," said i:
the little fellow, bursting into tears? i
?4 you'll wake mother, she's been worse i
all day, and hnsn't had any sleep till now," ;
and as the man made an effort to snatch j
the cnndle, the boy, losing all personal j
fears in anxiety for his sick mother, stood j
firmly across the drunkard's path, and ,
said,"you musnt'?you musn'l go in."
44 What does the brat mean?" broke J
out the inebriate, angrily; 44 this comes : i
of leaving you to wait on your mother 1
I till you learn to he as obstinate as a mule '
I ?will you disobey mer?take mill, you
imp;" nnd, raising his hand, he struck
the little sickly being to the floor, kicked
aside his body, and strode into the dilapi- j <
dated room.
jh was truly a fitting place for the home j i
of such a vagabond as he. The walls!)
were low, covered with smoke, and seam- i
ed with a hundred cracks. The chim
ney.piece had once been white, but was i
now of the greasy lend colour of age.
The ceiling had lost most of the plaster,
and the rain, soaking through, dripped ;
with a monotonous tick upon the floor.
A few broken chairs, a cracked looking !
[ glass, a three-legged table, on which ,
was a rimless cup, were in different parts
of the room. 2?ut the most striking spec- j
tacle was directly ho fore the gambler, j
On a rickety bed lay the wife of his bo?. j
orn. the once rich and beautiful Emily ;
Langucrre, who, through poverty, shame,
and sickness, had still clung to the lover
of her youth. Oh! woman, thy constan- ,
cy the world cannot shake, nor shacne i
nor misery subdue. Friend after friend '
had deserted that mined man; indignrtyf1
h?8P?<^UC?D.ttlin I
BTier ? t '
tnd deservedly; vear bv year, lie hai
:allen lower and lower in the sink of in
amy; and vet still through every mishap
hat sainted woman had clung to him?
or ho was the father of her boy, and t h<
iiisband of her youth. It was a ban
ask for her to perforin, but it was hei
luty, and when all the world deserted him
ihould she too leave him? She had born*
nuch, but, nlas! nature could endure 01
nore.?Health had fled from her cheeks
i n f! horoi'oa tl:oro r\ I rn nnrl cunL'nn Qho iun
n the last state of consumption, but itjwa
let that which was killing her?she ica.
lying of a broken heart!
The noise marie by her husband awok?
ler from her troubled sleep, and she hal
tartedop in b?*d, the hectic fire strenminj
Jong her cheek, and a wild, fitful ligh
hooting into sunken eves. There wa
l faint, shadowy smile lighting up he
ace; but it was as cold as moonligh
ipon snow. The sight might have mov
id a felon's bosom, but what can pene
rate the seared and hardened heart o
Irunkenness? The man, besides, was ii
i pnssiou?
14 Blast it, woman," said the w.eteh
ts he reeled into the room?44 is this th<
vay you receive me after heing out a I
lav in the rain cr#U anmpltiino i/mi
>rnt and you? Come, don't go to whin
ng, I say"?hut as his wife uttered i
'aint cry at his brutality, and fell sense
ess on the hod, beseemed to awaken t
i partial sense of I.is condition, he reele
i step or two forward, put his hand up t
lis forehead, stared wildly around, an
hen gazing alrmrat vacantly upon her
jontinued,M but why?what'sthe matter?
His poor wife lay like a corpse befor
lio*. but a low voic* from tho other aid
?f the hod answered, and its tones quiver
2d as they spoke,
44 Oh! mother's dead!"
It was the voice of his son who ha
stolen in, and was now sobhing violentl
as he tried to raise her head in his littl
arms. Ho had been for weeks her onl
nurse, and had long since learned to ar
for himself. Ho bathed her teinplps, h
chafed limbs, ho invoked her wildh
to awake.
? Dead!" said tho man, and.ho was sr
bcred at once; 44 dead, dead," he contir
ucd, in a tone of horror that chilled th
blood, and advancing to the hed-sidi
with eyes starting from their sockets, h
laid his hand upon her marble brov
44 then, oh, my God! I have murdero
her! Ernilv, Emilv, vou are not den<
say so?-oh! speak and forgive your roper
taut husband!" and kneeling by the bee
side, hechafted ber white, thin hand, wa
tcring it with his hot tears as he sobbo
her name.
Their efforts, at length, partially ret
tored her, and the fir>t thing she sow npo
reviving was her husband weeping b
her sipe, and calling her 14 Emily!"
It was the first time he had done so f<
years. It stirred old memories in he
heart, and called back the shadowy vi<
ions of years long past. She was hack i
their youthful days before ruin had hlai
ted her once noble husband, and whe
all was joyous and bright n* her ow n haj
py bosom. Woe. shame, poverty, des?*i
tion, even his brutal language was foi
gotten, and she only thought of him r
the lover of her youth. Oh/ that momer
of delight! She faintly threw her arm
around his neck, and sobbed there ft
very joy.
* Can you forgive me, Emily ? I hav
hren a brute, a villain?oh! can you foi
give me? I have sinned as man nevt
sinned before, and ngninst such an nng<
as you. Oh! God, annihilate me for in
44 Charles,*' said the dyiijg woman, i
a tone so sweet and low that it floate
through the chamber like the whisper c
a disembodied spirit?41 I forgive yoi
and may God forgive you too, but, oh
do not embitter this last moment by sue
an impious wish."
The man only sobbed in reply, hut ii
frame shook with the tempest of agon
within him.
44 Charles," at last continued the dyin
woman, " I have long wished for this ni(
ment, that I might say something to yo
about our littlo Henry."
44 (lod forgive mc for my wrongs t
him, too," murmured the repentant man
4' I have much to say, and I have bu
little time to say it in?I feel that I sha
never sec another sun." A violent fit c
coughing interrupted her.
44 Oh, no, you must not, will not die,
sobbed her husband, as ho supported he
sinking frame, 44 you'll live to save you
repentant husband. Oh ! you will!"
The rears gushed into her eyes, hut sh
only shook her head. She laid her wa
hand on his, and continued feebly?
4' Night and day, for many a long yeai
have I prayed for this hour, and ncvei
even in the darkest moment, have I douF
ted it would come, for I have fult tha
within me whispered that uli haddeserte
- - - - .t_ i
you, and I had nor. so m iriu ?;nu v?i
would at la?t com? hack to your earl
feelings- O'l! would it had come soonc
?some happiness then might have heo
mine again in this world?but Hod's wi
be done. f am weak?I feel that I ni
failing fast?Henry, give me your hand.
The little hoy ailentlv placed it in hei
?she kissed it, and then laving it wilt
in her bu*i>and\ continued.
4^ttflMH?oar child?our onhr bornw???X*ui
\u will have uca* t
^ fake care of him but you. endss Grod i*
above, as you lore your own Wood, sad
' as you value a promise to h dying''wife,,
" keep, lore, cherish him. Oh! remdh*?t
c! that he js young nrnl tender?it
I only thing for which 1 would care to I
r , she paused and struggled to subdue her
! feeling""?44 will you promise me. Charles?'
f? I t. f -- .u!? . t? i? ?
j "i win. n* mere is ;i .visaer over me, !
1 will," snbhod Ine man; and the frail bid,
'< ; cgninst which lie leaned shook with bit
* | emotion,
14; 44 And yon. tlenrv, will vim obey ynilf
fathor, no ! he a good hoy? ? a*you luva!
your mother child, you will."
- j 4,0h, yes," sobbed the little fellow,
r flinging himself wddty on hi* motner!*
? i neck, 44 but mother. what shall I do wilt*-.
1 ! out you??oh ! don't die!"
"1 " This is too hai i," murmured the
r ing worn in, drawing her child feebly/ \>f
1 her, 44 Father give ine strength to> e*v
* dure it."
For a few minutes nil ams still, and i
1 . nothing broke the silence but the sobs of;'
li the fathor and the boy, and the low,.
! death like tick of the ram dripping
? through upon the floor, The child W**.
" the first to move, lie seemed irtxMqo*
' tivoly to feel that, giving way to hi* grief,
r i pained his mother, and gently diaengng*
* i ing himself from her, he hulle d hi* ?*?!?*,
a ; nod leaning on the bed, g*zed anxiously
j into her face. Her eyes were closed*.
0 but her t.ps a o ed as if in prayer.
J 1 44 Henry, wiiereare you?" tuuiily asked;
n the dying mother.
^ The boy answered in his low, mourn*.
' ful voice.
44 Honry, Henry." she said in a loudhr
9 i tone, and then after * second, added*.
9 j poor babe, he don't hear me."
The little fellow looked up amnaad,..
Ho know not yet how tho sense* gradual*,
ly fail the dying; he was perplexed; the
(l I tears courted down hi* cheek*; and his,
>" j thro.it choked ho th^t he could not sprnki.
** i But he placed his hand ta his mother'*,,
y and pressed it.
'f " Coins n^ror, my son?nearer?the.
<! candle want's snuffling?there,' lay your'?
face down by mine?Henry, love, I cnn.U
see?haa the wind?blown?ou-l?tW
? light V'
' The bewildered bov gn*e1 w'llly in.'ih
c his mother's face, but knew not for swy..
' !lo only pressed her hand again.
ft *4 Oh! God," murmured the dyiny ***
v- man. her voice growing fainter?IN f%ti* ?
^ death?C ha r I es? H n r v?J esu*?re?
j The child felt a quick, el?ciric shfvcr
' in the hand he elapsed, and looking up,
saw that his mother had fallen hack dcu l;
l* npon the pillow. He knew it alia! nin e..
^ He gave one shriek, and fell ueuueless.
across her body.
' That shriek Amused the drunkard,.
n Starting up from his knees, he gazed wild*.
)' ly on the corpse. lie could not endure
the look of that still sainted Cicev tfa
1f covered his face with his bauds, and boot
>r into an agony of tears.
O r
Long years have passed aince then,
n and that man is once more a useful mem*
s" her of society. But, oh ! the fearful pr?c?i
" at which his reformation was purchased.,
r. Experiments in Ph re no,.Magnet turn,
r- am kxtraordimary cask.
us .Not long *ince some curious expert*
it mpnls were performed by Or. Buchanan,,
s of Louisville through the agency of wl.nt
?r is called Phrenological Magnetism, or rh?
application of Mesayrtam to the different
e organs of the brain, as developed on th*
r- cranium, nccording to prenological pnru
ir ciplcs. The accounts of these expert*
d orients, which appeared in the Louisville
y papers, were copied info various journal:
throughout the country, wore ridiculed as
n impostures in nine cases out of ten, al*
d though they did not escape the notice of
if all believers in Animal Magnetism and
>. ' Piircnology. The respectability of Dr.
! Buchanan was nevertheless vouched for,,
h and in one or twocases w ifnesscs wcresaiduceJ
to prove the authenticity of the
is details. The public mind, moreover was
V | somewhat excited at the time in relariou
! to Mesmerism, and thus a few of our citi2,
' zens, among them one or two physici.-w*s
) were induced to notice the prominent*
u points more particularly, and til^he*>V
serrations in ihe course of their expert, ?
o ence, calculated either to explode ihe
. errors or to verify the truih of the slateit
ments. One of these, a gentleman of Ike
II highest standing, professional and private,
if in this community, had his attention
drawn in an especial manner to the casa
of th* hov who was unwell, who was lialde
t to the Mesmeric sreep, so-called, and
ir when in this sleep, developed moral otu<?tionsand
physical signs when the
e of the operator, was applied to phren.
n | al dcvelopemenis on Lis rraninm, and
with an accuracy truly wonderful. Tho
r' result started tlie physician himself.
K He had hut littln faith in phrenology at;
tt the lime, although he had seer numeraire
d instance* of sleep produced Through tbso
u influence of animal magncfiam. Tha
y case of the fwy however, imparted addi.
r lionnl interest to the subject?-he noticed
n ' it t.? an intelligent friend, and in eonnec .
11 ! ti ?n with that friend, commenced a verm %
71 i of experiments. The results here Y ?re
" ! still more astounding. Iadoed, so jr
H j incredulity had heen expressed by mr(J.
l" irnl and scientific men with rrjf ird 'to,
mesmerism, its professors w^e
and laughed at so /* .* - *s
* "J 'W d.

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