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Quarterly and Monthly Adivertise suonts will be charged the samne as a single in sertion. and setni-monthly the sane as new ones LOVE AND SPITE; OR, THE BURNT BOUQUET. " I can endure this state of things no conger P. said Charles Olover to him selt; as he closed the door of the ollice behind him, and proceeded up the street with the lirm step of one who has taken a decided resolution, and intends carrying it speedily into effect. The day was a lovely one, the streets were crowded with the gay and fash. ionable-but Charles-fntent upon his own thoughts-scarcely saw the smiles and bows w:th which many a bloom. ing face greeted I un as he passed; and a short walk brought him to the house it was his object to reach. " Miss Ormsby is at home, sir," said the servant; and in a moment Charles eiterecd the handsornu drawing room, where the haatii'ul Flora Orm. by was engaged with some other ir orn lag visitors. -.A.carual observer could not have told, by her receptioh oftlic geiite man, whether liis presence was accep table oir otherwise. It was quiet and we!l.red-though Carles deteted the slight blush and the qui:kened breathing with which she continnred the conversation his enterence Lad inter. rupted, and this more than made .amends to him for the very small part lie was cal ed upon to take in it. IHe sat, therefore, little heeding the corn monplaces which were poured forth thick and fast by the different members of the circle, and gazed silently upon the lovely face of the daughter of the house, until the rest had paid their parting compliments, and the lovers fur such they were-were at last alone. But it was not only to a lover's eye that Flora Ormsby was beautiful. As she stood in the centre of the room, bowing to her departing guests, her tall and commanding form reflected at full length in the ,mirror behind her, and the rich glow cast by thecrimson curtain add ng a still..deeper hue to the brilliant coloring on her cheek, her large dark eyes sparkling with anima tion, and her lovely mouth wreatied with smiles, you could not wonder at the exclamation that involuntarily broke fromt the lips of a rival belle addressed to one she was intent on captivating " Is she not a glorious creature?" " Yes," was the answer; " a glorious -, creature, indeed ! But too proud, too A imperious looking for my ideas of femtale loveliness; too much of tire Junom about her-ch, Miss Graham?" But we must return to the lovers, wvho, by this tinme, were seat ed, side b~y Bide, upon the sofa: Flora's face was stili bright with happiness-that of her lover's cluonded wvi th anxiety. "Flora," he said, " I hrave conme to make a last effort to induce votu to con. sent that I shrould speak to your father. 1 have yielded too long already to your wishes, in keeping otur engage. mecnt secret. It is equally repugnat, to my feelings and my prirnciples to be acting the part your impose upon me tbat, of a clandestine lover, who can snatch but a stolen interview, arnd day after day is obliged to behold tire smiles that are his only, lavisned uponI every one rather than himnself !" "Alh, Charles, you are jealous tis rnorning-I know you are," said F"lo ra; laughing; " and of such a persoin, too!I Only be quiet nowv, that is a good boy, and I will promise not to flirt agam with Mr. iBoswell, for a month, at least!" She added then, more gravely-"Cran't you see I orily dgit to throw-you know whoma-nl hus guard?" " But I do not see (lie use of harving A niy substerfuge int stuch tin aflhir a~s Sthis. Why not let all lbe fair and open? Yotur father surely can have ne9 reasonable objectionis'to our engage. ment !, My family is good-my chra racter is unexceptionable; anid, tho ugh not rich,.I agr,ely havre as fair prospects as most young men." "Charles, you do not know my father. His, wholo soul 'is set upon .wqlalth. Hd~ 'wliole 'life .hras been daband en ito nnrtiini' d his .ole heart is fixed upon my marryinr one as wealthy as himself." " In other words, upon your marry. ing Mr. Boswell !" Flora was silent. And, knowing this, you second his attentions, as you did last night," said Charles, gravely; "and, if true to me, would wilfully blight the happiness of another ! Oh, Flora, you almost madden me !" Flora clapped her hands, and laugh ed heartily. " Oh, what an actor you would make-playing the jeulous lover to such perfection. I blight Mr. Bus. well's happiness ! No, no, Charles. His happiness can only be blighted by setting fire to his houses, devastating his farms, depreciating his stock ! You are indeed paying me a compliment, in supposing I could work such a won. der as that." " Dear Flora, let us he serious." And Charles took her hand, and, with his whole soul beaming in his hand some face, said, " Listen to me, my beloved. For the four months that have passed since we plighted our faith, I have yielded implicitly to your will. With all my reverence for truth, I have been acting falsely-with all my abhorrence of deceit, I have stooped to meanness and subterfuge; and what is worse even than that, have seen you debase your noble nature by the same disguises. And to what eud? The truth iiiUat t Luhl at iasi-vears must pass away before I can hope for wealth. Are we to go plunging deeper and deeper into the tortuous paths we are now treading-the great business of our liv-s being to conceal the feelings in which we glory. and to deceive those we are most bound to honor? I can scarcely look your parents in the face without a feeling of con-ciou., guilt, knowing as I d thut I have stol -i their daughtter's heart, while the) believe it tree and unfettered. I can endure this state no longer, and this Miay Iiiav dstermrinld I.will tell your father all !" " And without my consent?" said Flora, her face flushing with indig'na tion. " Nay, Dearest, I hope with your free co'nsenit and co-operation. Your father loves you-arid if you tell hiu, as you have so often told nme, Flora, that. your whole heart is mine he can not be so cruel as to seperate us." "ut he can-he will." " What, then, is to be done? Dis grace ourselves by an elopement., with. out even an eoflrt to gain your father's favor? Commence our wedded life by trampling on our highest duties? No, Flora-be that far from either of us ! I have acted weakly enough in this matter-but wickedly I will not act !" " T. mist all to time and secrecy !" said Flora. " Better trust all to time and truth," replied her lover. " Even supposing your father to frown at first, lie might gradually be won over to look upon my suit with favor. I cannot think so unworthily either of him or myself as to suppose that impossible." " I assure you again it is impossible, and insist upon your silence." " Insist, Flora ! after I have told you the misery it inflicts upon me?" " Yes, I insist on it !" said Flora, an grily, "and did you love me half as much as you say, you would bear much more for my sake! I am a better judge in this case than you can be, and no powecr on earth will induce me to yield rmy wishes to such ridiculous scruples." " Flora!" exelaimed her lover, in a tone that might have softened a heart less imperiouns than her own ; "my ab) horreonce of falsehood and deceit a ri. diernlon~s scruple ? Oh, hoar have 1 mistaken you !" "XWe have each mistaken the other it appears !" said the lady. haughtily ; "and the sooner oumr mistake~s are rec tified, the better for us both ! I anm no weak girl, to be led wherever a hot headed, domineerinig man chooses to take me ; anad your affection is worth but little, if you are willing to sacrifice nothing to it !" " Oh, Flor a! I cannot sacrifice truth and honor, even for you ! Blinded by my mad, my adolitrous passion for you, I have suffered it to lead me " Nay," .interrupted Flora, now highly irritated, "do not mock me with y our professions of passion ! Sincere af'ection is proved by deeds-tnot by words. Say rather, 'I love you, but I love my own way better.' Or, per hasps, you love, still better than all, the rich portion may father will bestow on his obedient daughter ; and would scarce be content to, "larry me without it ! It is well I unders and you at last!" And the proud beauty burst into a flood of angry tears. "Do you really mean what you say, Flora ?" said her lover, pale with agi. taition. "Has it inideed comeo to this ? Do you really doubt my affections - provedl,.heaven kngws, ,by thr, most bligd submission tpuat ever man paid to the anrice of woman--and now be. iieve me mercenary V" Flora vouchsafed no reply ; but sat sobbing in the corner of the sofa. Char. les rose up and stood before her. " Unsay those cruel words ! Dt you believe me the heartless, nercena ry being you describe? Must we in deed part thus ?" Still no answer ; and 0hirles, after a few more vain entreaties that she would break her stubborn silence, de. parted from the house. A few moments atterwards Flora ran up to her chamber, where she used such successful eflorts to remove the traces of her tears, that by the time she was called to join the family at dinner she was as calm and cheerful as though nothing had occured to agi. tate her. Flora Ormsby was a spoiled beauty; vain, passionate, and impatient of con trol. Her mother, a weak woman, had indulged her to the utmost point to which her power of indulgence extend ed-but that power was a limited one. Mr. Ormsby-fromh whom his daugh. ter inherited her pride and wilfulness -was absolute master in his own house, and nothing but the most per. tict subservience to his will could en sure domestic harmony. flis wife, early taught the hard lesson of a blind obedience, had in some degree indem nified herself for this sacrilice of what -let the champions of the sex say what they may-every woman dearly lover, by striving to compass her ends by the less honorable-but in this case the more successf'ul-mens i cun ning and double dealing ;and frequent. l y-while. to the worthy husbind all .seemed snoothly s iliig iuder hi iwii guidance-his wile, iy takig ad ..ii tage of an under-eir' -nt, la...le.I himt exactly where she wi.shedI. 1 it was onaly Im small Inatters that tins was ventured upon. Mlr.. Ormnsby',-:ind was a Sisia o ,e, an iIi ltati trai .:111 her toin- de'fci gihtedi. ! Ir 'i r -t ,1, or, Wl inore unielIt et thas, Ie lSe; a stronger will and n.ore irritabie tem per, worked w% ith tIle same w ea ponis moIt sameally a b..th p arenits and tiad thus enu're. t' herself a lib. erty of action few would believe pus se$-ed by the daughter of the stern. 1it:coimiprainiiinmg, upiiionated Mr. OrsbyIs. 6ill Flora held her fither greatly in awe. She knew that he loved her, but it was in his own way ; his hive was not in the least demnst rative, nor would it lead himt ta. a-r ifice one cheriied noitioa to ier happi ne.s. Umt he was pro 'ud of her- f her beauty, her talents-of' the adiriation she ex cited-and last though not least, of the prospects, through her, of adding to the wealth it was the great obiject of his life to amass for his desceundants. I hree other children-betwen the old est of wh.nn and Flora there was a considerable difference in age-coifm ed Mrs. Ormsby a good deal. to her nursery ; and Flora had thetrtfore tfeen able far several ijoniths to receive the visits of her lover--to whom she had engaged herself during her absence fromit parental surveillance -at an hour when sne knew the occupation of both would prevent their observing upon their frequency. Ever since this engagement had been contracted, Charles (GlW ver, to whom, as we have seen the very thought of p)ursuing a devious path was abh.orrent. had beets urging upon the woman whose beauty and apparent worth had gained his warmsest afl' etiions, the tne cessity of revealing its existence to her patrents. llut this tstepj Flora could not be ind .ced tis t ake. She knew her father had set his heart upon a wealthii. er suitor ; she knew, too, thaat this was a ma ten in which her mlother fully symipathised with him---and even if she had not, it was sane in w'ich she would not daina to oppo00 se is will: she had thecrefosre drawit her lover on), day -after day, hoping, as she said, that something might turn up that, would be more faivorable to his snit. What this "someit hing" wvas, Charles v'aiinly essayed to discover. W ith the excep. tionl of' a very small patrimony, he was entirely depenadent tupon his ownl talents and indunstry for his support. He hado nSo rich relatiouns who could die and leave himi a fortuine, sand he saw no other end to his chmdei(Istineu courtship than in sthe ompei and manly avowal of' Isis wi-lhes to Mr. Oisbhy, whom he knew to be a strictly honuora ble masn, and one whlose predjiudices against him, if such existedi, might, lhe hoped, in timse lhe overciome. In add it ion to Ihis 'ither trials, Char. les had the abnsiost n ight ly isery of beholding~ the objec't cm, his all etios receiving the devotion of others, while he was prev. hntrd paying her - ire than the comm-mn,iL piyilities ; and whlile he-who, thoug.h noble,, was, like most strung chlarauter~s, rather im5. p otnou+--was gnashing his I, eth~ with jealousy, and ssniferig a species of marty,rdoml that, inistead of glory, brought humsiliiation as its reward, she was really enjoying the adulation that was offered her, and doing her best to attract it. We can scarcely say to what Flor looked forward as the termination o her engagement. She had a vague idea that she could in some way gel round her father-but how she ha< scarcely thought. Then, there war something so delightful in carrying or a secret ntfair ; indeed, a olandestin marriage would not in any degree have disturbed her ideas of filial duty ; and the horror expressed by Charles at th< thoughtof it had been no slight norti cation to her vanity. She also loved dearly to feel her power. To see s strong man restive under a galling chain her will had imposed on him was a real satisfaction to her; and, ul ly determined always to govern him, she had no idea it should be speedily relaxed. She therefore had made u her mind that their engagement should continue a secret one, and, by obsti, nately adhering to her first intenti.n, hoped to reduce Charles to obedience. There was, in consequence, though much real anger alp his opposition t her, some "method in her madness ;" she did not regret their altercation in the least, and, convinced that the next day would bring hir lenitent to her feet, she gave herself up to her usual occupations and enjoyments. (CONCLUDED IN NEXT IsSUE.) New Discoveries at Nine ;ch. The London Assyrian Excavation society have just issudd a most satis fheeory Report of progress of their aigerrt in llaby lon.-The f llowing ex. tret is of the highest inte'rest : - In addition tat the 4scoveries men rionred bay Mr. Loftus, 'the committe have to announce that a new palace has been found at Nneveh, in the nound of Kouynnjik, ol\which Colonel lRowlanson reports in the following terms : - .t "A moat beatif. d1tliAgibeen discovered at Ninevah, belonging to the son pif Easor Iladon. The seulp tures.are infti iiitely Buperior in variety a nhrje'et. iln arti-tie treat !meat, anal iU skill and delicacy of execution. to eve rything which has beeu before found. The place, also, is of great extent, con iaining, perlhaps, five ltundred sculp tured slabs, aid the mirbles are gen erally of a good state of preservation." Irn another letter he adds "'The new palace is by far the most na.;mnilceit thing yet discovered in Assyra. 1:rch hall, roomn, and passage is devoted to a separate subject, and where the series are ccnplete, and the sculpatnre well preseried, as not en. Irceaiently happens, is of extraordinary intere*t. In fact, the variety of sub jects, artistic grouping and treatment high relief, richness of .letail, and deli caey ofexecuitoian, entille the palace to be reckaned the chef d'ouvre of Assy. riun art,. Some of the pavem::ent alabs are rmeost supurb. aid the animinals, trees anid fiowers, even the human figures. are much mruele natural and free from conventionalities than in any of the earlier palaces. Tlhcr. are between two anal three hundred :culpturedl st.s already uucover-d, arid not above one half of the palace is yet explored. " Cullossal bulls and lions there are none, but of monsters, rentaurr, hippo gr phs, &c., there are as many as you please. " At one of the entriaces there are a pair of round orrnamerted pedestals. which certainly suppcrted columns, thay mui~st have been formed, I suppose of wood. "rn one slab there ir a city with a double wall,. and, within, a temple, farced with a raow of cohanrs supported on tihe hacks oif animahi. On another there is a mnnrd, oin tie top of wvhichr is a castle, and to give nlore extent to the ripper platform, a etmseway is run out from the top of the maouiry. with sharp-poinrtedl arches st-etching dowir tire side of the mound." Another private lettn-, from a gen tlemran residing at MoinsI, speaks in the same termrs of praisi of these new discoveries, and adds sone further Dar tieularis regarding the aibjects of the sculptures. In speaking oif the slab, representing thre palace or temple ral. luied to above, ihe says: " It represents very minutely the exterior architee'uire. 'lihe second ste ry is buoilt wirh pillant, which have thetir bases onr the baelks of lions arid hnman headed biulls, with their heads turned like those found at Keorsabad.' lie also mentions the representation o'f a bridge with three pointed arches, arid other particularns illustrative of the a chitectrure of the period. "Onto oh the best excnted slabs re presents a lion hunt. 'ln this scene,' he satys, 'the king is tire principal hunts man,- and is in thre not of striking a lance into a. lion sp)ringing upon his chariot, whilst seven othrers, already pierced by many -arrows, sorte of which arc dead, and ohers dying, are mnost beautifully arid na~tlrally pot tray. ed.:upon the slabs. On another slab they have represented a park, with an oneni gate; through whhh is seen the king hunting lions, executed on a very minute scale, as if they intended it to appear far in the distance.' " Ie concludes by saying, 'that the art displayed in the treatment of both men and animals in these bas-reliefs surpasses everything discovered in the ruins of Assyra.' "The Committee take this oppor tunity of calling the attention of the subscribers to the progress recently made in the decyphering of the inscrip tions, which comprise the identification of the Assyrian kings mentioned in the Bible--of many of those whose names occur in profane history-extending the chronology of Assyria to a period of about two thousand years before Christ. An almost perfect series of the names of the kings of Assyria has also been discovered, and numerous illustrations of the Sacred Scriptures, of the highest interest." Indian Narcotics. Bayard Taylor recently delivered an interesting lecture in New York, on the Arabians, in the course of which he had occasion to mention the habit of using a certain narcotic drug, which prevails among this people, and described its effect in some experiment he made upon himself. his descrip. tion was as fulows: " While in Arabia, I had one very remarkable experience. There is a drug in the East, whose eflect is like opium, that which is prepare from the Indian hemp. It was much used by the Saracen warriors when about to enter battle, as a stimulus. It produces on the imagination a double consciousness--one part of the mind seems to study while the other looks on. From motives ofcuriosity, t was persuaded to try the effeets of it upon my own system. I was.in Damascus at the time. Soon after taking the drug, the eftect .begn to. apjlcar. I with the company, and yet I seemed to be near the pyramid of Cheops, whose blocks of stone appeared to me like huge squares of Virginia tobacco. " The scene changed, and I was in the desert in a boat made of the moth. er of pearl. She sand seemed to he grains of lustrous gold, through which my boat ran in the waves of the sea. The air seemed filled with harmonies of the sweetest music; the atmosphere was filled with odors, and music. I3e. fore me there seemed to be constant series of arcades and rainbows, through which, f'-r fifteen years, I seemed to glide. The finer senses were develop ed, and all gratification was single har. monious sensation. hence we can easily conceive the origin of the 'Ara bian Nights.' My compoanion, a huge Kentuckian, tried the drug with an amusing efTect. After lookir.g at me a while, he suddenly- started, with the exc amnation, -I'm a locomotive !' and began to cut off his words like the puff of an engine, and to work his arms like the moving of. the wheels. At last he seized the jug for a drink, but set it down with a yell, saying, 'hIow can I take water into my boiler, when I'm letting off steam ?" Coloration of the Sea. At certain periods the Red Sea jus. tifies its name by the coloration in its waters. M. Ehrenberg ascertained that it then held~ in suspension prodi gious quantities of colored microscop ic plants belonging to the sea weed family. From the moment this ob servation was made, it was deemed that it gave the explanation of a great nmany accidental colorations of sea water observed by travellers. M. Mollien, an ex consul of France, ob.; served last year that the Sea of China was colored yellow and red over a great space, and that this coloration w~as niot continued, but was in patches seperated by transparent intervals. t'he red color predominated in 'that part of the sea which bathed the coasts of the Southrni portion of China, south of the island of Formosa, 'while the yellow color predominated north of that island in the portion called the Yellow Sea. lIe gave to M. Camille D~areste a bottle filled with this color. ed water, which he had taken in a place where the water was red; it had de. posited a sediment of a brownish color; which, examined by the niieroscope, showed an agglomeration of small sea-weeds, more or less decayed, but whose remains were suflciently perfect to enable M. C. Da'reste to ascertain that they bdonged to the same species M. Ehrenb~erg discovered in the Red Sea. We are not able to exhibit so dhircetly that the coloration of the Yellow Sea is caused by an analogous vegetation, but M. C. Dareste indicat ed a remarkable phenomenon obseirved by Dr. Bellot, R. N.,M htchx \vouMd seenm to prove this supposition. 'Dur ing a short showver of~ d.:st there, and which lasted* for seven hours, during all of wvhich the wind blew from the sea, (north,) he collected the dust which fell. It was a. very fimge quartsw sand, mixed with Alaments of' an ar ganic nature, impregnated with soda, and presenting every indication of sea-weeds. Curious. The hours most fatal to life aro thus determined by a writer in the London Quarterly- Review fron the examina Lion of the f acts in 2,880-cases: If the death of the 2.880 persons had occurred- indifferently at- any hour during the 24 hours, 120 would have occurred at each hour. But this w as by no means the case. There are two hours in which the proportion was remarkably below this, two minima in fact-namely, from midnight to oue o'clock, when the deaths are 83 per cent. below the ave rage, and from noon to one o'clock, when they were 20 per cent. below. From 3 to 6 o'clock, A. M. inclusive and from 3 to 7 o'clock, -P. M., there is a gradual increase in the former of 23 per cent. above the average, in the lat ter of 5 per cent.- - The maximum of death is'from & to 6 o'clock A. M., when it is 40 per cent. above the- average ; the next, during the hour before midnight, when it is 24 per cent. in excess; a third hour of -excess is that from 3 to-lO o'clock in the morning, being 18 1-2 per cent. above. From 10 A. M., to 3 P. M. the deaths are less numerous, being iti i-o per cent. bellow the average, the hour before noon being the most fatal. From 3 o'clock P. M.- the deaths rise to 5 1-2 per cent, above the ave rage, and then - fall from that hour to 11 P. M., averaging 6 1.2 per cent. below the tr ean. During the hours from 9 to 11 o'clock in the evening, there. is a mini. mum ~f6i i 2 per cent, below the ave rage. Thus tila least .mortality is durir g the iaa h a 1Q nn hours, from 3 to 6 o'cloek, A GEOLOGICAL PECULIaITY.-An Ohio paper says that beneath the town of Bryan, in Williams country, Ohio, there is a subterranean lake, at a depth of fromn forty to fiftv feet, fror.a whirh the inhabitants for miles amound pro cure their water. The wells are bored with augers, until the workmen arrive at a bpd of solid blue clay, two or three feet in thicknes ; this clay is penetrated by means of a drill, whereupon the water immediately rushes upward, through the aperture, and forms a fountain with a stream one or two inches in circumnference, u ising to a height of from eight to fifteen feet above the surface ofthe ground. Gen erally, for several days after the water begins to flow, large quantitios of fine white sand arc ejected, but the stream finally - becomes entirely pure. No season or -change of weather-has any effect upon these fountains, ' and their sourco is inexhaustable. Some of the larger of them frequently throw little fishes-forth tram the -depths below, in to the unaccustomed light of day. WVoMEN.-The following passage is from "Rural Hours," by Miss Cooper. It beautifully expresses the sentiment, of all women of pure feelings and cor. rect principles : "W A merican women certainly ovwe a debt of gratitude to our coun try men for their kindness and consider ation of us generally. Gallantry may not always take a graceful form in this part ol the world, and mere flattery may be worth as little here as'else where; but there is a glow of' generous feeling towards women in the hearts of ni est American men which is highly nonorable to them as a nation and as individuials. In no country is the pro tection given to woman's helplessness more fuil-and free; in no couintry isi the assistance she recives from the stron ger arm so general; and nowhere does her weah~nessnmeet with more forbear ance and consideration. Under such circumstances itnmust be woman's own fault if she be not thoroughly respect-. ed also. The position accorded to her to fill it in a manner..worthy her oww sex, gratefully,' kindly and simply; with truth and modesty of heart an-i life; unwavering tidelity of feeling and principle, with patience, cheerfuilness, and sweetness of temper ; no unfit re turn for those- wvho smooth the daily path for her. Guot ARaIC.--In Morocco,;,about the middle of November, th'ac is,'after the rainy season which begins in July, a gummy juice exudes spontaneously from the trunk and principal'branches of the aecacia. In about fifteen da se~ it thickens in 'the furrow, down whlh it runs, either in vermieurar (or .worm~ shape, commonly assuming the forth of oval and round tears, about the size of a pigeon's egg,-of dif'erent colors, as they belong to -the.,hite or-t'ed gump tree. A bout the:mi.lie of Decemb er, the Moors -enonmp on *he- b6rder of the forest, and the hartost lasts si. weeks. - The gum is- packbd in Very lair sacks of leather. aihd 'n'mngte-.. t. backs of bullocks'and'catnelhr to crti an ports, where it-is sold to tIe "hene' and English nrerc.hant: -ib Ih 1. nutritiobs.' Duringtlie Vthole ti harvest, of the joarne4y; tiduf th d the Moors of the--'desert'.liV alns.,-. entirely upon it, sind-experience projve.' that six ounces of gutii' are' s'ufficient for the support of a man tweenty.fou, hours. To ODTAItt SZLSTOws - or 'SIAL ANIMALS.-Put aby srabject;-such st mouse or:a'frog (if-a'birdetrfp it ai ic feathers) into box perfbrated with a number of holes. - 'Let' it be'properl'v' distended, tu preen the -ats pre collapsing, or being crus'ied togestijs by the pressure of" the f'atth'. 'hen. place the box- with its-contents in u. ant hole, and in a fet' ~days it wii. .have become an -exquisitely beautif:.' and perfect skeletoir.' The ts wtL have consumed eVery part of it etcer the bones-and liguinent' 1'1The t'adpol acts the same' part witlr f1-h that ant. do with birds; and through the agen of this little reptile. pe tfeet skelet ev;en of the 'srkNest-lishi.4 tnay hi tained. To prodded ''t his,' it.'is. I" necessary to suspend the n-h -by sn'. threads attached to the head and tol'; 6::-horizontal pu:;tion, i: aufw ter, such as is found' in a' pond, hnd change it eften, till the tadpoles have finished their work. Two tor thri'e ta poles will have finished their work in two or three 'h'ut-a.' - - A Coumeray ov'PKsTs. '-lr. I9 omer in the course of his". ;-yt alayan 'Tunr" nals' just published, -gives; the, f'lloW ing sketch, of a plisaniskerit the Nepaulese Hiniplay te. L swarti in .indredibie profuglnnt in. - - treatesaiid-.l rs g :. ihung on my eyelids, an C~, my legs and down - my back.': re: peatedly took upWards' of a'-hundr.d frot my legs where .theimafiine. collect in clusters'. on the "insteps ; the sores which- they produced -weml' not healed for five nToths aftea*ardx and'I retain the scars to the j il day.- - -. Another pest is a small ridge; o' sand fly, which causes intolerable iteti ing and subsequent irrltittiuin: i d is, in this' respect, the -most''inIufferable torment in Sikkim t the minureast retit in one's clothes is detected 1"the se" cute senses of this insatiable: blnod+i' sucker. whik'h is itself so small as to be barely visible withouta niiertscopte. We daily arrived at our campaigning ground streaming with blood and nttn tied with the bites of peepsas, gnat, midges, and tnusqui:.s, besides beint infested with tick.-" -- THE StOFFaR ANswERED. -=h W t' teed New York, a wild, -f&tlieshit young man forned the ofa-set wh' sometimes derived their -sport frow playing upon the most'awthl theme. in the word of God. One ddy he eain out of the public house.'wn6 'he ha become excited lby profane revelr', with his comnpanio ns; mounted - ii horse, and struck int i a gallop. venerable ofieer of the church, at .. long distiaguised fur his earne - solemn -;tone: of piety; '"*f i i along't'e road. . Vhen the youth i've: took him, he said "Deacon how fa it to hell 'I" The old chi-isti''sclnfr' replied, ''Young man, at the' rate 'ir: are going you will soon get there." The reck less sinner struck the flank' of his horse with his spurs, and dashed off' on a wild uitetr. 'After pa'.sing a fdw rods, his horse',stumbled ; he' tId over his- head to the groand , but rose not agsin. The Deacon reached -him , only in-tiine -to hear one faint m'aan, and all was oVei-. MAOwrrUDa 'br' RUssmL'-Rus~ia lze the greatest unb'roket empit-e'Yor' ei tent; occupying'vabt regi. us of Eu rope and Asia, :,nd nearly obe-sixth of the habitable globe. l 1" iii1fety -one times the size of Fiance, and onerthun' djed and thirty eight te,- that fmk England." Yet it'wart tn .mall-fr th.e ambition of A l xande'r,'whwvi reporte to have said : '"1 insnist upon -haaihjgtb Baltic to skate upon, the Casprati for a bathing place, the Black Sea as a wash hand basin and the North Pa. ilie Ocean as a fish pond."' Hie "enproached on Tartary for a pavture,n'lIrsla and Georgia for a vineyard,'on'Turkey fhr' a gardens, on -Puland far a farm, on .Fin land and 'Lapland as a htintlg ground,' and took part of 'North' A merica as a place oh banishment-for offenders. 3GOoD' W'oR THE Erus.-&To-' give 11illiancy to the'yes,%shut there earls at night, and open them early in thie iornidg;'"les- thdv'inindi be oormstantly~ Intent oni the "acquiisition of' human knowledge,'or'on the exeroles of be ~nevoleint feel~ngs. This will searcely. ever faIl to Irnpas t to the eye. an inte ligent dnd amis1i4 expression.