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The darkies are mine,' said the game tier, striking his fist upon the table, ' show 'em up. and let ua seo what they look like.* The yoang planter who had lost, sent one of the boat servants below for John and Helen. The passengers awaited the appearance of the servants in silence, for a long time, but they c?m? not. The servant had informed them of the change of owners. They were attached to the young planter and wife, and did not wart to leave them: but they had children of tbeir own at home, and what was to be? some of them 1 Tbe winner began to wax impatient at tJ.-e delay, and exclaimed : ? Cu?n?\ Ditnton, hurry up the niggers. ^They must move quicker than this when 1 send for 'em, or they'll never know whi hurt 'em.' The yoang planter'# aristocratic face fiushed crimson at this rude and brutal exclamation, but he made no reply. He was about to send another servant for ?Joho and Helen when his purpose was stayed by the appearance of Mrs. Dan'.on. Her husband had been gaming, and she bad been we?"piug.ever since the boat had left Cincinnati, and >?e were now far down th? Mississippi. No wonder, then, that she wan pate and wan, and that her eyes looked a* though they had been nearly wept away: but she was exquisitely love ly, nevertheless. Although man/ year&; have passed einee that eveniog. I can a?e the sorrow stricken young wife now as she glided up to the table and looked he," husband in the face. He oould not bear up under her gaae. He had lost all his money, and in a tit of desperation had also staked and lost the last two slaves. ? Is it true that you have los-t John and Helen V ' Her husband made no reply; he could not even look up. The passengers were now fast gather ing round, and the scene was growing painful. My father (who had come North to fetch uie from school, and was taking the longest possible way home) was hold ing tne by the hand and I knew by the tightening of his grasp, that ho was be coming much excited. As Danton did not seem inclined to an swer his wife's question, the gamester ruuvrhly said : ? Yea, ma'am, John and Helen are mine, and 1 want to see 'em quick.' Dantoa sprung to his feet, and stooping across the table, hissed in the teeth of tho gamester : ? Villain, don't you presume to speak to my wife again." I The look with whioh the menace was accompanied was perfectly blasting, and made the swarthy and pitted gamester fairly turn white. How inconsistent is man ! That ac complished and high-born husband could deliberately jeopardise the property and corrode the happiness of his wife, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, but he coulvi not bear that the man whom .he had ohoten for a companion should even so much as speak to her. ?.Yes. Mary, John and Helen are lost,' he aaid at last, as he let the gamester tfrom>h<& gaze; ' they are lost, and it can't the helped now, so don't let us have a scene about it." ' I shall not let them go,' said Mary, firmly, * and 1 shall have a scene about it. 1 did not say a word about the mon ey. but now that you have played them .away?oh, Charlie !' aud she leaned her head on her husband's breast. ' Ah ! here they come !' said the game ster, as John and Helen approached. John was a powerful and tine looking mulatto; bis face indicating unusual intel ligence and kind heartedness. Helen was .much whiter than her husband, and re? .markably handsome. The gamester's evil eye gleamed as he surveyed her, and turning to a savage looking man near him, he said : ? I'll si ll you John in the morning, Hammond, but Helen I shall keep?at least a few days.' * I'm agreeable,' said the slave trader, for such he was, ' but I'd like the gal aB soon as possible.' A look of iadignation ran around the group at this brutal colloquy. My fa ther's grasp grew tighter still, and encou raged thereby, I whispered to him to buy John and Heleu himself; but he shook his head and motioaed me to keep silent. ? I tell you that I shall not let them go,' repeated Mrs. Danton, addressing the stranger. ' They were brought up in my father's family; besides, they have chil dren at home from whom it would be cruel to separate them.' The gamester and slave dealer ex changed sneers at Mrs. Panton's senti mental reasons for not letting the slaves go, but her husband said : * It oan't be helped now, Mary, let us go to our room.' ' O, Mistas, do** go and leab ae wid dat man,' shrieked Helen; ? I shall die 01 jump overboard. O. don't leab your own true Helen, who aaved yoar life when you fell into the bayou.'* ' I shall not leave you, Helen. Do not be alarmed. I?? ? Brees de Lord for dat.' interrupted Helen; ? I know we are safe now; kase you alien does just what you says you I think it is about time this nonsense was stopped,'said the gamester, rising from the table?' you acknowledge, Dan ton. that these negroes are my property ? consequently they are mine. I've a right to do what I please with them; no bill of sale between gentlemen. And now, you niggers, come along with me. and don't make a fuss, or I'll have you whipped and put in irons.' The scene now became extremely ex citing. John drew Helen to his side and clenched his fists, while their young mis tress stood close in front, as if, with her feeble arms she could protect them from the clutches of the gamester. I was wild with excitement, and begged my father either to buy the slaves or shoot the gamester?I did not care which. A bloody fight seemed inevitable, when a j ~,n6'ander, who had been very qui et during the whole trip, elbowed bis way to the table and asked at what sum he valued his slaves. ? Two thousand dollars,' said he; ?do you waul to buy ?' ' I have only a thousand dollars.' said the young man; ' I will give you that for them.' No, sir, but I'll stake 'em against a thousand dollars, and play you a game of poker for the pile.' ?I don't understand the game/ .aid the New Englander. " What game do you play ?' ' I have played a few games at all fours, but I never gambled for a cent in all mv life.' 1 ' Well, I'll play you a game at all fours then, if you like, and stake the niggers against your thousand dollars.' fo the surprise of every one present, the young man accepted the challenge, e fu,r new pack of cards, staked his thousand dollars, and the game commen ced?the gamester having the first deal. As the company drew more closely around the table, it seemed as though a watch-maker's shop were in our midst, so distinctly we heard the tick of the watches. The first hand the New Enijlandtr u ee *? gamester's one, at which a buzz of pleasure ran round the i-roup. The second the gamester made three to his opponent's nothing, the third hand they each made two, which left the Englander two to go, while the gamester had but one to make, and it was his turn to beg. This was a great advantage, and every body seemed to give up the thousand dollars as lost. The New Englander dealt the cards, however, with a steady bund, and turned up the j^ck of hearts, which placed him evon with his antagonist; but when he raised his cards. I saw that he had not a single trump in his hand, and his adver sary to ' stand* or - beg;' if the former, the game was his to a certainty; if the latter, there would be another chance for the Bluvea. After drumming on the backs of his cards for a short time, he looked at the face of the New Englander to see if he could deter.nine by his man ner what jt was best to do, but the young Bunker Hill met his gaze without flinch ing. and there they sat for a long time gazing into each other's eyes. Run the cards,' said the gamester at ast. I could have hugged him for mis l&K6? Bunker Hil dealt again, and the queen >f spadea waa turned. Every heart stood til as the cards were for the last time lUed. , ' The7 are mine !' shouted the New imglander; ? or rather they are yours, dad am,' said he in a milder tone, to Mrs! Janton, as he threw down the ace of pades. 1 he beautiful, impetuous Southern brew her arms around the winner's neck, md three deafening cheers (in which ven the slave dealer joined) told the sal ifaction of the audience. Many years after, I met the New Eng ander in Mississippi, and claimed his ac [uaintance on the score of having been me of the most enthusiastic partisans on he night of the well remembered tri imph. He had prospered in business1 ad become rich. He was making bis TUu ,V'8lt to h,s heRrlh 8tone?a 8t?ne ?bich has more potent charms for good levnt? lWh'?b kneel M^?mraedon evotees in the city of their prophet. ifne?S. ? acVt:r louch?J a card nee that memorable game: that the ifSt! he ;beo "??? bin it,., i.rs.d'r'/rrv'r game with th? ? ?* ^ played the '<?? tr.?i with her husband without fear, who had foresworn gambling from that never to ae-forgotten night. ? Bayon. thoname which evory Southern ?? jro gi\?? to every stream or body of water. An exchange has discovered that he most remarkable fact about the wea her at present is. that ladies possessed of landsome sets of furs find ? it bitter cold' or the season, while those who are not so veil provided declare ' it ain't cold a bit.' The Suspension Bridge over the donongalia. at Morgantown. Va.. is to be! eased to the highest bidder, for one year rom New Year's day. 'he rt>P? b7 which acrim *1 K?a ~ ! lh? pap<,r th,t anaou^ iea bis execution ? ,uBzr * ("*?) ?? . LOTOS-LAND. 1 Ok land beloved I oh land unknown I ' By what bin* Bhine or rapid Bhone, ' > Or any river man hath known, i Shall I arrive at thee I Or by what mighty trackless seas. Where the unwearied northorn breeze From dumb and frozen cavern flees Triumphant, to be free. Or by what desert red and vast. Breathing the fevered tropic blast, Shall my too lingering steps at last Attain to thy sweet shore ? Oh, plains serene ! Oh, rivers rolled Like babbling dreama o'er sands of gold 1 Fair birds that do your pinions fold, And singing, cease to soar 1 Skies, where Mich slumberous mists are Tha ha.?rt forgets it ever bled, And sleep lies on the lonely head, Forgetting and forgot. There nothing has been or shall be, Bnt all things aro eternally. The tired sonl rsay not think nor see Such quiet rules the spot ; For there is neither hope nor fear, No hated things and nothing drear, Nor any troubled atmosphere, Nor anything but rest, Such uttor sloop, such thoughtlessness, As might a mortal life redress And sot aside its deadly stress, From even a woman's breast. Oh, land,dear land! sweet visioned shore, That no man's footsteps may explore, Nor any but a foel deplore, Yet would I slept in theo I The jestor tiros of cap and bolls, The disenchanted laughs at spells, The past all future lios foretells. Dear land, come true for me ! A. W. H. .< A TIGER HUNT ; Or, Life in the Phillippine Islands. ST WILLIAM B. THOU AS. About forty miles from Manilla, near a long range of mountains which Uke rise on the sea-coast, anil extend through the island of Lu#-n, is an extensive jungle, which is thickly studed with a dense growth ot smail trees or brush-wood, and long dried grass, where hundreds of ani mals lay secreted during daylight, and come forth at night to seek their prey, and make darkness hideous with their howls and roars of rage and hunger. In this jungle, where none but tha most adventurous sportsmen intrude, and never alone, a small species of leopardo, or tiger, finds a sure cover after success ful forage, during which the animal makes sad havoc among the cattle of the unlives, destroying wantonly, even after its appetite has been fully satisfied by its thirst for blood. The leopardo is a powerfut animal ; al though smaller than the Java tiger, it possesses all of its activity and much of its boldness and ferocity. With longer tushes, which look strong enough to mas ticate iron, and paws armed with terrible claws capable of stripping the flesh from a limb with a single blow, it is no wonder they are dreaded by the natives, and suf fered to continue their warfare uncheck ed. excepting through the agency of pits or a rude species of traps, made of wood resembling iron in iis consistency. Even the latter are often lorn to pieces by the fierce brute, who never ceases, from the moment he finds that he is a prisoner, to work with tooth and claw, to relieve him self for his unpleasant predicament. I have seen the hard wood splintered like a spruce log after being struck by a flash of lightning ; and the mark of the ani mals teeth resembling the work of across cut saw. The pits, or holes dug in the ground about ten feet deep, and covered over with light brush, upon which are placed pieces of strongly tainted meat, are the only sure means of destroying the pests : yet such is the indolence of the natives, they had rather suffer than inoommode themselves by a few hours' labor, and so thin off the fierce denizens of the jungle. My friend, Don Arturo, had, about three years before my arrival in Manilla, purchased a tract of land in the immedi ate vicinity of the jungle, where he plan ted about twenty thousand trees, for the purpose of raising coffee, an excellent va riety of the berry being exported from the island. The Government a few years since, offered a premium to any one who would engage in the speculation, hoping to be able to compete with Java, and perhaps drive the Dutch from the field. The Don was enthusiastic in regard to his plantation, and at his pressing request Mr. Allen and myself one day offered to I accompany him to the tarm and witness tha improvements. We were the more ready to go because we thought there might be a chance for a little sport in the tiger-hunting line ; large stories of the animal's ferocity and daring passing quite current among the European residents of Manilla. A number of servants were ordered to pack up bedding, provisions, ammunition and rifies, and the whole was started off in a cart, drawn by four st >at buffaloes. We allowed them three days to reach their destination, and then, one bright morning, we bi i our pretty hostess fare* well, and started on horseback for the plantation, where we intended to remain a week or ten days. We galloped that day over the most beautiful portion of the island?we forded the streams that ran silently by green banks who.*e bright verdure never faded from one year's end to the other; we halted under tall cocoa-nut tree*, and tempted the monkeys to hurl the fruit at us by way of revenging themselves for the grimaces which we made at them ; we plucked wild bananas, and squeezed tbe juioe of sweet oranges into our clarei, each of us having taken the precaution-to provide a bottle for th? purpose of mois tening our lipa on tbe way ; and at length heartily tired of pleasure, we hailed with jof tbe keeper's house, and were weleom I ed to the coffee plantation of Don Arturo " Some supper." cried the Spaniard, as he dismounted from his horse. "Give us ?upper, you villians, and don't be fifteen minutes providing it. Something light? coffee, fried eggs and tomatoes, curried rice and chicket, dried beef and shrimps, stuffed game, and don't forget the wine. Let it be cooling for the evening lunch." Everything is ready, sener," replied the overseer ; " we have expected you for the last half hour, and Bupper has waited that time." A.h," grunted the Don, as he limped into the house prepared for us?forty miles of riding made the old man stiff? Ah ! there is nothing like sending word and provisions at the same lime.? But tell me, how comes on the trees ?? Do they flourish V " Exceedingly well, aenor," replied the overseer. " And the cattle ; has the stock in creased ?" " Not largely, senor. We have been unfortunate." " How ?" oried the Spaniard ; "do you pretend to *ay that my imported cows are not well ?" " Until last night they thrived ; but " But what ?" roared the Spaniard. " The cursed tigers killed a cow and a | calf last night, senor." I The expression of Don Arturo's face at that moment was a puzzle. He wanteii to scold the overseer for what the poor man could not help, and he longed to ac cuse his cowardice, yet feared that the native would request his assistance in helping him rid the plantation of the brutes. " Why have you not built traps ?" ask ed the Spaniard at length. " I mode two, but they tore them to pieces," replied the man. And pits?why have you not dug pits ?" " I feared that the cattle would fall into them instead of the tigers, senor." " You feHred no such thing," cried the Don " You are too lazy to dig them, although 1 allow you a dozen man to at tend to the trees." " If the senor would spend a few days in hunting the brutes while he is here, the plantation would soon be freed," the man said. " Me ?" queried the Don ; ?? I come here to look after trees, not tigers." " But the senor sent his rifle, and the servants tell me he has killed a fierce al ligator and a huge boa constrictor with out help." " Well, well, I'll think about it." re plied the Spaniard, considerably modified by the flattery. The supper was served, and after a hearty meal we strolled about the plan tation until the falling dew warned us to seek shelter in the house. During the night we heard the fierce roaring of a couple of tigers as they wan- j dered around the cattle-pen ; but we were too tired and sleepy to pay that at- ] tention to them that their merits deserved. Allen, to be sure, raised his head and lis tened for a few minntes, as though unde cided whether he should risk a shot; but before he oould make up his mind, he again dropped off to sleep, and did not wake till morning. At daylight we found that a young heifer had been killed and partly eateu. | The sight rendered the Don turious. He Bwore by all his patron saints that he would dig pits on every rod of his land, and use up all the wood on the island building traps, but that he would extern minate all the tigers from the jungle. " Now is our time," whispered Char ley. " Let us ask him to accompany us on a tiger bunt while he is iu the present humor." " But he will refuse." " No, he won't; his blood ia up, and | until he gets cool he will not care for fif ty tigers." " Why not organize a band of the na tives and have a hunt to-day. We can accompany them and perhaps with a few lucky shots prevent your cattle from be ing troubled for sometime to come," 1 said, speaking in a loud voice, so that the overseer and his assistants could hear me. " An excellent plan." replied the over seer ; " I can spare eight or ten of the men." " But you shall go also," cried the Spaniard. " The trees require attention just at the present lime. The moon is most full, and not a day should be lost," the over seer, said, attempting to frame some ex cuse to stay at home. " The trees may suffer," exclaimed the Spaniard, who was glad to find somebody more reluctant than himself. " Get my rifle ready, and see that we have refresh ments. Go you must, and every one on the plantation accompanies us." " The overseer would have further re? monstrated. but an impatient look cut him short, and with a long face he started off to obey the Don's orders. ia an hour's time we were armed, and ready for the hunt. Our rifles were tried, to be certain that they are not injured by their rough ride on the team, while the natives were armed with their long sharp kci*<n, and poles about twelve if?t in length, terminating at the end with points of iron, which they used as spears, and conld throw with wonderful bccnracy, hit ting a mark the size of a man's band at the distance of ibuiy paces, ao that a ti ger. we thought, would stand no kind of a chance, if one showed itself; Bfr the advice of one of the men, who had the care of the cattle, we struck aeros* the plantation, and emerged near the edge of the jungle. 'Trail; of the brutes were quite distinct; and a tolera bly good dog, a cross of the hound and the mastiff, which we had taken with us, began to exhibit signs of impatience : while the nitivM hung back aaa declined to enter the thicket. Evea Don Arturo whom we bad by acclamation ejected lea der, thought we had better postpone the 52?^ fexl d&y- wh?? he said that w? should feel more fresh, and in belter hunuog humor; and, if the truth must be old, when I saw the prints of the tj ger 8 claws I wished that the Spanin.d's advice might be taken, although I didn't dare confess u, for fear of being ridiculed by Allen, who pushed on ahead, and en* couraged the Don and natives, by decla< ring that a tiger would never dare to faoe such a formidable body of men With some difficulty he managed to ,ret the men to separate, and advance into the jungle, in the form of a crescent, intend ing to drive the game before us. until we reached an open place, where the herds men informed us we could sit and shoot as many of the animals as we pleased, provided the natives would onlv beat the bushes, which I was strongly in> clined to think that they would not do. We had not advanced more than twenty or th.rty paces before the dog commen ced barking ; then we heard the cracking and rustling of dried grass ; and present ly a roar, that caused me to look to the priming of our rifles, and made our blood trough our veins, and glance with some slight degree of apprehension at each other, as though requiring support in case of necessity. The dog answered the roar with a howl. ftnd then came lim ping towards us with a frightful wound near his fore shoulder. The skin had been stripped off nearly a foot square, as clean as though a knife had been passed over the parts, and the raw flesh and sin ews were laid bare. Singular as it may appear, but little blood flowed from the wound, and the poor dog with a whim per, sealed himself, and tried to lick the spot where the tiger's claw had torn him J^et us consider on this," cried Don Arturo suddenly halting. The Spaniard was but n few paces from Allen and myself-while the natives as we thought, were spread out on each side, having been beating the bushes with their long poles, although for the last few minutes we had heard nothing of them. Before wo had time to answer Don Ar turo s remark, two fierce roars, which followed each other like claps of thunder came d.recily from the Spaniard's side !? i\!r I0.!?8 8BW a pair of e>'es Kunming through the grass that looked like .rreeii globes, and just below ihe eyes was a mouth with the lips drawn back, reveal ing long white tushes covered with foam "Mi dioi presevarmuttered the Spaniard, dropping his gun, and stagger ing towards us as though intoxicated, while his face turned pallid with fear. He had hardly uttered the last word before I saw ibe tiger make a bold leap igh into the air, and alight wiihin a few feet of the Don. With another roar, that awoke the echoes of that vast jungle. Hnd whioh was answered by a dozen animals or the same species, apparently within a few rods of us. the tiger crouched for a spring upon the luckless Don. For ni, instant, I would have not given a farlhin<r for his life I forgot that I carried a ri? . C lbink of nothing but the ter rible leap and tierce eyes ol the brute, he crouched there, with his legs drawn well uuder him, and his glistening teeth displayed through his hall opened mouth and then I was awakened from my stupor by heanng the report of Allen's rifle? and I saw the tiger roll over and over beating down the dry grass and stunted ?ushes m hi* struggles, and biting his thick hide in his fury. 7 Gud' ^''ar'ev. you hav* sa ved the Don's life." I cried, while the Spaniard only crossed himself, and muu tered confused prnvers. There's auo- ier on.> i0 leu should, ramuiiug dowa a bu.iui. hui riedh. Sure enough ; thecrie- <?!': l w ur.dci aniinwl started the mate iruin her lair, ami with an angry roar of revenge, she broke through the grass, an J ciucbing by the side of her almost liteless mate, surveyed us for a moment, as though demanding who had inflicted the injury. " Fire first," I heard somebody whim per at my elbow, and I drew up ray rifle and let drive. A shriek of rage smd pain came from the brute ; she snuggled to her feet, and strove to draw herself to wards us, and looked the rage she felt.? The bullet bad broken one of her fore and hind legs. In a few moments we gazed at each other ; and then Allen, moved by com passion, put an end to her sufferings.? The death of the female ended our tiger hunting exhibition that day. We foum; in the lair of the animals, three young ti gers, not much larger than lap-dogs, and playful as kittens. They were taken to the plantation, and for some lime remain ed t n the estate, but at length getting too ferocions, they were sold to an Eng lishman, and weot to London, fur the Zoological Garden of that city. The Spaniard recovered bis presence of mind as soon as all danger was over, and Boundly rated the natives (or running at the first growl of a .tiger, although for the lif>j of me 1 couldn't blame them. The knd or a Dminkmo Club.?A cele* urates drinking club in a large town in ?-he we?t of Scotland, which bad former ly great influence at the local electionais broken up. Two of its members were sent to a lunatic asylum ; one jumped from a window and killed himself ; one walked or fell into the water at night and was drowned ; one was found dead in a public house; one died of delirium trpm ens; upwards of ten became bankrnp:; four died ere they had lived hal/ t .c-.t days. 0nf'?htn jalMf with the elub, is at present keeping a four public"houif.*"' mjrWt flir facts, well known to those living in the locality.? Livtrpool AUmm. revolutionary incidents. The hero of the following thrilling sto blacks' e.?bod5e<i >n tbe person of a .tout blacksmith, aye. an humble blacksmith, throiljui* *tout frame? twrd^ickl with toil, throbbed as generous an impulse of frees dom as ?rer beat in the bosom La Fay ?Ue. or around the heart of the mad An thony Wayne. It was in full tide of the retreat that a follower of the American camp, who had at least shouldered a cart wiiip in his couuiry s service, was dragon* h bai/ gage wagon from the 6eld of baule w| i|c *ome short distance behind, a b.nh'o. continentals were pushing forward wiib a ho.ly ol British in pursuit. The wagon had arrived at a narrow point of the byroad leading 10 the south, where loo Ingh banks of rocks an.l era** arising on either side, afforded just space sufficient for the passage of the Ug?a?e wagons, and not ao inch more. His eyes were arrested by the sight of a stout muscular man, apparently tome forty years of age, extended at the foot ol a tree at the very opening of the pass? He was clad in the coarse attire of a me chanic. His coat had been flung aside, and with his shirt sleeves rolled up from his muscular arms, he lay extended on Uie hulwuh h,8/ifle in his ?rmp' while the blood poured in a torrent from his riirbi leg, which was broken at the knee by a cannon ball, 1 The wagoner's sympathies were arres ted by the sight. He would have paused >n the very instance of his flight, and placed the wounded man in his wagon, but the stout hearted man refused. . i'1'" DOt s? idl? *our wagon," said he. m his ro;igh way. ?? but 1'jl tell you what I will do. Do you see yonder oherry ?? tbe toP of that rock that hangs over the road ? Do you think you can! lift a man of my build up there ? For' you see neighbor." he continued, while the blood flowed down from his wound "1 never meddled with the Britishers un> til they came trampling over this valley and burned my house down. And now 1 m all riddled to pieces, and haint got i more than fifteen minutes in me; but j ve got three balls in my cartridge box. and sojust prop me up against that Iree., and 1 11 give the whole three sliots. and then, exclaimed the blacksmith, - i'll, The wagoner started his horses ahead, and then with sudden effort dragged the wounded man along the sod to the foot of! the tree. His face was to the advancing troopers, and while his shattered leghun* over the bank, the wagoner rushed on the way, wheB the doomed blaoksmiih pro ceeded cooly to load his rifle. It was not long before a body of Ame rican soldiers rushed by with (he British io pursuit. The blacksmith greeted them with a shout, and, raiding his ritie io his snouldt-r, he picked the i. lemosi from his spl.7^u 8!eed' Wlfch lhe "clainaiion? ' i hat s for General Washington I" iu a moment the rifle was reloaded and again a was tired, and the pursuing liriluli rode over another of their fallen otnoera. " That's for myself," cried the black ?nii.h, and then, with a hsnd strong ?r?h he feeling of approaching death, aga.n loaded, r-iiscd hia rifle?fired his last shoi and another soldier kissed the sod i A EMr1 in ?" ?' "And that," he said wiih a husky voice, wh,ch strengthened almost into a shout, "is for mad Anihouy Wayne 1" Lou- after the bailie of the Brandy wine was past, the body was discovered against lhe tree, with the features frox.-n in death smiling grimly; while his right hand still grasped the nev. rfailing rifl?. And thus died one of the thousand brave mechanic heroes of the Revolution; brav, "i the hour of battle, undaunted in lhe o '. of retreat, and undismayed io the moment of death. Read wh at Cipinin J >S Pre *, in his " Wonderfil Adv?-n'ur- ?? ,i;.h oi the Vegembl- Kin ; !<.'? ; The i?im ?e^eioOle?sometirn** p o flounced vegentble?i. probnbly denied from the peculinr long unil pointed tin in of this description of esculents, b-uec | originally c-tlled wedge u nbli-, then wedge-tubles, and now refined mm the present term. Annual flowering plants resemble whales as they come up to blow. Flower* are very warlike in their dit-' position, and ever armed wuh pistils They are migratory in tbeir habits, for wherev-r thev may winter, <bey ar? sure t<> leave in the spring, most of tVm very polite and u i oi bought. Like dandies, tii? cuaiiig of many tree* is their mo-t valuable poruoi, 0??<k t t a and boot trees, for tnatauee. Several tree*, like weteb djgs, are vai aed mostly for tueir bark. A little bark will make a rope, bat it takes a large pile of wood for * cord. Though there are no veget*b e beans, there are a number of *pruce trees. It i* considered only right mud proper to Axe trues before you fell tbem. Fruit tree* have military character!* tic-, when young tbey are trained ; they i have many kernel*, and tbeir shoot* are straight. Grain aaust> be treated like iafanis ; when tb?? head bend* it mart be cradled , and threshing is resorted to, to fit it for use. Tare* are moatly found with asaaiiei grains?wbieh require sowing. Great indulgence is fruit* is dangeroo* and too free a fie oi melon* produces ? melancholic effect. Old'maid* are fond of pears?but can not endure any reference to dates. jbtntK ?k Mi.weLti ; _ _ creates more discontent to ?~^gmm Attempt on a Kiso'a Lira? The news that an attempt WImd made U> destroym ihe principal King ot Si am lias rer -L by way of Calcutta. The faots _ learoed from the following narrative, for* 4 warded from Rangoon to a Calcutlf temporary : - - ? - The King of Siam waa invited a two montha ago. to ao enleilaia?*?t ana of bia ricbeat aubjeota,oo a verj^ sctle. The king at onoe accepted. it was not in acoordance with nalio om for bin majesty of Bapkok to hoaui'alitv at the haads of .aoy s . vet the gntnd scale of the preparations to jucfd him to commit, on thii oocaf'-" ' breach of royal etiquette. u Tha brother, however, had his sus| nbnut this grand, entertainment, i ?ired the king iiot to go, fealiag that it wa? intended to do aonqig Ixtdily barm to him. The, king, ha' accepted, did not like to betray sympi Bf distrust, perhapa without cause : po ha resolved on an expedient, whlsh was to -end, dressed in his usual court attirs, whiob may be prfsumed, as proscribed ior such an oooation, would be so bulky, and expensive -as to- greatly ojnoaal tha person, a courier who very much resem bled the king ia height, figure and (aoa. The hour fixed for the king to go to tba assembly was about midnight; the pseu io king accordingly, followed by tha ra?.i Miners and men of the court, at rived at that hour, and was at onoa oouduoled to ? a throne preparod for hie majesty. No nooner had seated himsol(.thaiwth?jWliole affair blew up. destroying the man who had been unfortunate enough to be lika the king, and seven other persooa whftt stood near the throne. Thus was tha King of Siam'a life saved by the sa^aoity of his brother ; and a valuable life is his, for he is a very enlightened man for aft I Asiatic, and can write a letter himself la* English." ? " 1 "Printer* vs. Orators.?Compare tha orstor with the newspaper. and we gain : a faint glimpse of the ubiquitous power of the latter. The orator speaks to a few hundreds of thousand!?the newspaper addresses its million of millions. TbO* words of the orator may die on the air-"1"* (he language of the newspaper is stamped upon tables as imperishable as marble.?1 The arguments of the orator may follow eaoh other so rapidly that a majority of his hearers rosy struggle in a net of ratio* cinaiion?the reading of a newspaper may be scanned at leisure, without a fear of perplexity. The passion of an orator la flames the whole assembly?the feeling of the newspaper sways the wholo oootl? nent. The orator Is ior an edlfica^?tha paper i* for the world ; the ooe shines for an hour, the other for all lime. The or*/ t?r may he oomparud to lightnlngi wbith fUshe* over a valley lor a moment'- ool* leaving it K^nin 'o darkness?tlnf oewev paper to ? Mir vil?i'nj? over a whblaearth? " nnH tiling <>n the basis i f I'* ftwrt'eter nity." Pr n'inir h*? been happily defined "the art which preserves all'arts."? Piiming m?V?? the oralur more than tha nritfir. It iHkvcba* op hia dying words; and breathes Hio them tba bwvh of life. U is the speaking gallery through which tli<i orator thunders forth In iha years of ago*, lie leans from the tomb over tba cradle of the rising genMatigo, Faoti ab ot tin Pr*-ide?*s.?One of our ?.x<.hanges, which t? highly imsrae ted about the hiatory of our past Presi dents, has sfier no little labor, presented the follow ng facts to the people, which will he found interesting : ?' Four of the 6r?i seven were fro? Virginia. Tuu of the *?o.e name were from Matsachusclls. and the seventh waa from Tennessee. All but one ware 66 years old on Isaviug the office, having served two terms ; hut one of them, who had served but ooe term, would havo been 66 years ol I at the end of aootLer. Three of the seven died on the 4th of J ci ty, hikI two of thi-m were on the suhoom mi'tre of three thai drafted the Declara tion ot Independence, and just half aeen* ? ury from Hie D?y of Declaration. Tha names of ihree ended in "son," yet nai ihree of these trenemiusd hia oaaa to a win. In respect to t*?a names of all, it may bu said, in conclusion, tba initials of iwo of the seven were tba same. Tba remaining one wbu atanda aljoe h> this paiacuiar, atanda alone ia tba love aad admiration nf bw r-?untrj mea. and the ci viiix' d world?Waeuiogton I Of ika lirat five only >ne kml a sea, aad that sot) was aim/ 1'ie-ideai. , i ry log ihroc evidently ii The Pino orrtti foixrao Bill?Am 0i-o .be h?*? nit *o<H? nod deepeet ol Urvt~i, n ftuJTid it ?om'-fitnee bee ?ingoler il.m tti? uk>? >?em< quite* ; it i* like (he iliiuoi ind toll loiiioijof <* ehwreh belt ornek iil tateiVel Tbi* fXirimrditiAry ?oi?? prooter1e from the Aiewongo. The bird mi* oo (be(op* ol (be highest tree* ia (be deepe.t Core*?*, ?od (hough eodtUnitjf beard in (be DOK de?eru-d pieces, ii i? *erjr r?rrly?#eo. It i? ioij o?*ible to cooeieve of *QVt^tOg,of ? mute to il >ry char ne'er ?ban tile profound ?ilence of tbe wooJ?. brukrtj oof/ meleljc and elm oil ?apernetd(j1 Vu ibi* invisible bird, coming (rotb it kod aeemiog (o follow wherever 77 The Arawongo.ie, white, with e red irouad iu ejee?ii* tilt it ebtfii'i of ? smell pigeon, ?ind' bkl i L~ t ? T- >*iv? vii , plumrge. .