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A =W.SAT, MAT I.2 1860. TIE BEADLES8 IORSEMAN. In the town of Reggio, in Italy, there formerly lived a rich old usurer, wh, had passed sixty odd years of his life without ever being troubled by the va garies of Cupid, when all at once the little god, as if in revenge for the length of time the old man had defied his pow er, inspired him with a violent passion for a pretty orphan of good famnily, but so reduced in circumstances that she lived by the needle. Believing that gold was all-powerful, he made his propI sals with very little ceremony ; but Bianca, as virtuous as she was pretty, repulsed him with indignation. 11e then tried the effect of his darling gol, upni: :,: aunt with whom she lived, but %witlh.ut any better success. Aunt and niece were alike inexorable : the frmIer be came ten times more vigilant tlan tever over her young charge, and the latter completely secluded herself, never ap pearing even at her window. All t1:s. severity, however, did not d tunt the usurer, who, judging by his own heart, supposed it was a feint to enh.ic. , tie price of her favors. lie ace ,t;.l employed an old woman to ie:..1 his. cause with her, and she readily under took, on the promise of a hand, ,nme sum, to render her propitious to his wiL-hes. The old woman soon found, how,ver, that her task. was a hopeless one: hut. not wil;ing to lose the pro:mise,, rewarI, she contrived to amuse Braanlini. f':.n time to time, with hopes which sý, \, rv well knew to be vain. By tihls. nIa's she ex:racted from him a little lni,it"y: but impatient at the smal!ness ,f her gains, slhe determined to venture upn, a bold stroke, in order to make the old us urer draw his purse-strings. "Good news ! cried she one day. coming to him with joy in her face; "your pretty Bianca is at last it.,clid., to be more kind. Her aunt is go - t', visit a sick friend, and will intt r-turn to-ight; and if she see8 you unlil], r her window about eleven o'clock, tl. te is no knowing whether she may n t be tempied tulet you in." The delighted usurer made the old woman a handsome present, and did not fail to repair to the appointed Wq be fore the hour agreed upon. He walked up and down for some time in vain; so full of the hopes he had conceived, that be did not perceive he was an object of attention to a man wrapped tip in a cloak, who watched all his motions.- This was a y, .ug student, who was also an admirer of Bianca, but without any better surcess than our usurer. Till now, he had considered mistress's his virtue as thln cause of her disdain, but the sight of ihrandini put other notions in his head; lie had, as he believed, ari. val, and he determined to discover who he was, arnd to seek revenge. During some time, Brandini waited patiently enough; he then began to I cough, helm, andl give sundry tokens of his approach; finding these all disre arded, and it being past midnight, r he determined to climb up to the bal- I cony. No sooner did he begin to climb, than t the student, regarding it as a confirma- I tion of all his suspicions, snatched up a I stone, and flung it with all his force at Brandini, whom it hit on his forehead, I and he fell back on the pavement, and I expired. The student, who had acted from the I impulse of the moment, was equally I grieved and alarmed st the consequence of his imprudence. He fled from the a spot--but, before he had gone far, he! bega to reflect on the risk he ran if the body should be fomad before the door of I the woman of whom he was known tobe t emmord. He thought that the beslt a plan he could follow to secure himself from suspicion, would be to remove the corpse to some distance. Accordingly he returned, lifted the body on his shoulders-after first wiping the blood from the forehead-carried it some dis tance, and placing it upright against the first door he came to, hastened away. But he strove in vain to quiet the tumult of his mind; and apprlh.rln ing that his guilt would be disuovc red, he quitted the town. It so chanced that the house against which the student had placed the corpse, belonged to an old captain., unc of the most captious and qluarrels.,ne inhabitants of the city. lie was in tihe habit of sitting up late, and happening to go to the window just before he re tired to the bed, he saw by the light of the moon, which was thea just risen, a m'an leaning against the dour. "«lhat are you doing there ?" cried he, in an authlrative tone. Tie other, of course, ina.! no answer. The captain rel,,,.ted his quiestion; and incenied at receiving no reply, he swore a round oath that if the intiluder lid inot inst.tanrtly lut I,i. , .n.r he would give hii:m a go,,d drub I rnlin', hii threat ilneffetual, h, h. tili dtsc-nled to put it into execu tI. No s.,oner had I,. ipncld tihe door ti,.u ti.. corlse i, st it I alance ant fell utip him. G'onciviln: hihtsclt about t, I ,. a It..ktd, the sturdy 11d veteran seiz ,.d t'e supposed assassi I- ly thc, throat, thr+ew ilWt down, anil Lbemn to bela:bor him wth all his might. At last, seeing that t!t- , ther lay still, and neither strug gleld t: r spoke, he bibcame alarmedl, tri.d t., raise the mat, and soon per ceive.1l :that he was dead. his .2~' ;:rht and horror were increas ed ,on fid.. that it was the usurer to whii, l.e owed a large sunl of in lllly. F. :- s. inc, i, .ments he gave himself up as ltist; bu! the possibility of conrcealing his crin.- l-:esently occurred to him.- lie to.-k tie*unftrturn.tc usurer lupin his sh *u!dors, crossed two or thrre street.:. '.:,,i placed him against t clumn und,-r ::,e gateway of a magmniticent • mansi, ln telonging to a young noble man:. lie then niade off as fast as hi' c ouu-l, and returned, hoping that he had sicuatd himself fr hm discovery, lie tried to c uft'ort himself for what had hap:ien:.d, by reflecting that it was the iman's own fault, and that the ,crime of murder ,',uld not with justice Ie impu ted to :;m, since he had no intention of conumiiti:ng it: but all his endeavors could not stifle his terror and his remorse. Soon after the captain had placed the usurer against the column, the noble man returned home, and seeing Brandini standing between him and his door, or dered him to get out of his way. The other not replying, continuing motion less, the nobleman seized him by the collar, gave him a violent shake, and suddenly loosing his hold, the unfortn nate usurer fell, of course, to the ground. The nobleman perceiving that he did not move, concluded that he was drunk. He first tried to assist him to rise. In stooping for that purpose, he perceived that Brandini was dead, and naturally concluded that it was either the shake or the fall that had killed him. On examining the corpse, he found, with grief and surprise, that it was that of the usurer, with whom he was pub lickly known to be at enmity, in conse quence of some judicial proceedings tlhat Brandini had instituted against him for the recovery of a debt. Be lieving, therefore, that his own safety might be compromised if the body was found before his door, lie raised it on his shoulders, and carrying it into the street where the captain lived, placed it in a leaning attitute against his very door. Not long afterwards, the veteran, un able to rest, came again to his window. What was his horror and astonishment when he perceived the usurer close to his door I At firstn he thought it was the ghost of the murdered man; but in a few moments tbhe truth ashed upon his mind, and he determined to tako a desperate method of ridding himself of this evidence of his crime. lie went down stairs, brought the corpse into his house, dressed it ce:n pletely in an Algeriue habit that he had taken in the field of battle when those barbarians imnae a disccut up.n Reg gi~ some years before, cl:pped a t.rban upon its head, placed it upun a horse. to which he took care to t;c it with strong rope. and then lending the h_,r.se y the Iridle to the gate of the town, he abandoned the steed to its fate: tiust ing by these melans to extricate himself from the dileniana iii v.ih he was. The animal, let thus to its i.uidance, followed the high road for a c..hidera ble time; at last it st,.p ,_1 to graze, and at that nitine:it the stul'ot, whot, un f,,rtunately for hims" f1, was travelling in the same direction, cau.e up. No sooner did lie ,!i .ju uii, the dices of the h,rsecar: u, thai he t uk to liitght without darit,_ to 1 ,k behind hi:n; e li ving, pr ,: ,y. tl,..t the MCLe s had iiade a new ,,- cit, nid that he was about to 1,,: ,ur ,unI d l.v them. But, in tiviter, tha. poor student reck ored withiiu hi- hist: for he, t",,. hap lcete, l to, . :.. d. unt tht pnicker he wont, tle fu'etr b pr-l uer galp,, od after him; in vain lie put his spurs to,, his steed; wilt anl ai h etlfrs, lie could hlip little ahbad of his al\ c '!:ry After proceeding in this way albout three Iilts, th" rul:.,.v'ty began to take heart, when iho saw tiat !in; pursuer was notjoined by a:,y ,,tt:ers of this terrible nation. 11, f.".,:! that:, in a few mo nients. the Alg:r;ire would certainly overtak. himn, and lie th ," ;hit that, per haps. l mi ntr't daunt tica by a.suriing a s.' ,w of Ir-tviv Acordiigly, he facnd round with a dt':rmined air, and calied to his reld ,ui.Lt !e adversary to take ancthlr vway, or take the conse Iinstead t p t.,l'ping, t:.e Algeince gal lo,pd furi,.uly tIup, and the st: lniit. who waitel f,,r I :. sword in haul, severed, at ofne bll,w. I,is head from his body; the head, in ft'aili'g. drolTd frim the tur bani. and dizoverd to the atotnishied student the teaturts of lis victim. l,orrir-,!: tuck at this tc rrile sight, lie turned his horse, and galloped like a m:aidanii iu t Ihling 1inmslf still pur sued by the headless hir.ian, he di rectly conc,ived that he was the prey of all evil spirit; terror then gave him stre:gth; he flew rather than galloped, till he reached a small t.,wn, where he was sto,pped, as well as his formidable pursuer. lie was innmmediately taken before the justice (if the peace, to whom he made a voluntarv c, 'ifession of his guilt; but the affair appeared so singu lar, that it was referred to the Duke of lReggio, who, setting on foot a strict in quiry, soon discovered all the circum stances of the affair; and it was appa rent that neither the student, nor the other persons concerned in it, had been intentionally guilty of murder, they were all pardoned. Ono11r OF THE PENDL'.UM 1 D TKLUS cor:.-ln 1682, Galileo, then a youth of eighteen, was seated in the Cathedral of Pisa, when the lamps suspended from the roof were replenished by the sacris tan, who, in doing so, caused thelt to oscillate from side to side, as they had done hundreds of times before when similarly disturbed. He watched the lamps and thought he perceived that while the oscillations were diminishing, they still occupied the same time. The idea thus suggested had never departed from his mind, and fifty years after wards he constructed the first pendo lam, thus gave the world one of most important instrumenta4or the measure ments of time. Afterwards, when liv- I ing at Venice, it was reported to him [ one day that the children of a poor spec- I tacle-maker, while playing with twoI glasses, had observed as they had ex pressed it, that things were brought nearer by looking through them in a certain position. Everybody said how 1 curious, but OGalilleo seized the idea and I invented the frint telescope. I Rusrc SrPucrrr--A Newly Marriae Man in an Unpleasast Predicament.-A few weeks ago, a trio of newly married c.uples from the interior of Kentucky arrived at the Burnet House in Louis ville, and took apartments for the night i: that well-urdered hotel. It was quite evident that the entire party were on faumiliar with metropolitan sights. The roomy corridors, marble floors, gorge ous drawing room, and well-spread ta bles of the hotel, drew from them the mowt ingerious remarks of surprise. In the evening they visited the Opera Holuse, and were so astoulded by its iuagnificence, that even Mrs. Waller's wulder ful impersonation , f "Meg Mer rilli b" failed to interest them. Nothing more was thought of the v,.rd&nt tri'j till about one o'clock the next im.rning, at which hour the boot black of the Burnet House, in making his cust.omary round, observed one of the buco.,lic Beuedicts seated in the hall, near the door of the room. He naively asked the l,,,lihcr of understandings if hc wits the clerk. Receiving a nega iv. a:,swer, he informed the Loot black thlit he w,,ull like to see that individu al. In a few monments one of the atten tive Dice nion was at his side, and p lItely as:. d what was needed. "Ciuu! i ,'t '..,u make me a bed in the parl: sa.d the disconsolate indi idual. "In the parlor '" echoed the clerk. "I amn afraid.l not " "Well, I'd like to have one spread down stlllt.' eres. "Why don't you go into your own room ?" asked the clerk. l,1. don't like to." said the bashful "Why, what's the matter ?" continued the clerk. "Has your wife turned you out?" "No," said he drawlingly; but you seeo i've never teen married before, and I do(n't much like to go in, pertickler in a s:ranre place." "Oh, go right in." said the clerk, snii ling "auditb!'y " "ie won't think it Swrll ", Ilere the door of his room opened a ,. ut an i :c!, and through the aperture came a coaxhiLn voice saying : "Do come in, John, 1 won't hurt yer. I knowed they'd think strange of your standing nut there. Come in won't yer ? I've done b!owed out tine gas, and it's all dark." The odor from the room assured the clerk that she had indeed "blowed out the gas;" so openling the door, he stopped the flow. raised the window, and return ed to the hall, to persuade the verdant husband to retire with his wife. All ar gument was fruitless, however, and he was compelled to assign the simple in dividual a room for the night. COUPRTHInP AND MARRIAGE AMONG To r KaFFIRS -->Naturally, no Kaffir works;. all his works is done by his wives, while he sits gossipping and smoking. The marketable value of wives as domestic slaves is so fully recognized, that ithas produced a curious inversion of the or dinary custom of courtship and mar riage. A Kaffir is never a suitor, and what is still worse, he never has any choice in the selection of his wives. If he is a nice young man, and an eligible match, an anxious mother is driven to have recourse to no discreditable man mnvres for the purpose of securing the great catch. She-or rather her hus band-simply sends the daughter off to him, with a request that he will marry her; and he dares not refuse under per il of a death-feud. As polygamy is an limited, he, of course, cannot plead a previous attachment; and as a wife is, by her labor, a positive sourch of wealth, he is not allowed to escape under the. excuse of poverty. But to a race thua generally exempt from labor, a life of labor is insuperably repulsive. The colonists find that though, under the stimulus of his avarioe, a Kafr will work well for a short time, yet that, adk ter a few weeks or months, the yearning for his old idle life is too strong for the lovbye of mosey t, esome-Dr. asa.