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2 11 letters and communications to insure
attention must be post paid.- A. J. IlllEY
I'to wandered in the village, Tom ; I've sat be
neath the tree
Upon the school-bouse play-ground, which shel
tered you and me;
But none were there to greet me, Tom, aud few
Tverc left to know,
That played with us upon the grass, some twen
ty j ears ago.
Tliegrnssis just as green, Tom; bare-footed
C bova at play,
Were f porting just as we did then, with spirits
just as gay m
I'.ut tho ".Master' sleeps upon the bill, which,
coated o'er with snow,
Afforded us a sliding placC, just twenty years
The old school-house is altered some; the ben
ches are replaced ,
j new ones, very like the same our penknives
had detacea ; .
Cut the name old bricks arc in the wall; the bell
swings to and fro,
Its music just the same, dear Tom, twas twenty
years ago.
The boys were playing some old game, beneath
-s that same old tree ;
Ho forget the name just now you've played
" the same with me,
On that same spot ; 'twas played with knives,
bv throwing so and so :
The lender had a task to do there, twenty
years ago.
Tho river's running just as still; the willows on
its side
Aro larger than they were Tom ; the stream ap
pears less wide
Hut the grape-vine swing is ruined now, where
once we played the beau,
And ewung our sweethearts "pretty girls"
just twenty years ago.
Tho spring that bubbled 'neath the hill, close
by the spreading beech.
Is very low 'twas once so high that ve could
almost reach ;
And, kneeling down to get a drink, dear Tom, I
started so, .
To see how much that I have changed, since
twenty years ago.
Near by the fpring, upon an elm, you know I
cut our name, . . ,
Your sweetheart's just beneath it, Tom, and you
did mine the same ;
Some heartless wretch had peeled the bark
'twas dying sure but slow,
Just as that one, whose name was cut, died
twenty years ago.
My lids have long been dry, Tom, but tears
came in my eyes ; ,
1 thought of her I loved so well those early
broken ties ;
I visited the old church-yard, and took some
flowers to strew,
Upon the graves of those we loved, some twenty
years ago. ' , . , ,
Some are in the church-yard laid some sleep
beneath the sea; .
But few are loft of our old class, excepting you
and me; , ,
And when our time shall come, Tom, and when
we're called to go, . ,
I hope they'll lay us where we played, just
twenty years ago.
Grace Greenwood.
Grace Greenwood is having a delightful time
In London. The Earl of Carlisle procured her
admission into the House of Lords, to witness
the prorogation by the Queen, who, she says, is
more remarkable for 'rosy plumptitude than re
gal attitude. She styles Lablache 'a monster of
melody ; who spouts up columns of sound from
the vasty deep of his immense lungs, and
whelms you in the flood. Tupper, with whom
she spent a day, she speaks of as a man 'whose
hospitality is as proverbial as his philosophy.'
Miss Mitford is in a feeble state of health, yet
resigned and cheerful. Sir Thomas Talfourd is
a quiet, kindly, unpretending man, and conver
ses agreeably, though with occasional wander
ings of thought, and lapses into a sort of ejacu
latory dreaminess.' Grace Greenwood dined
Vth Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dickens, and a
V .Itrat brilliant party, at the house of the
JoVeiist, in Tavistock, Square.' Mr.; Dickens
is slight in person, 'with a fine symmetrical
head, and eyes beaming with genius and hum
or.' lie is in 'admirable health and spirits, and
good at least for twenty more charming serials.'
Uis style of living is elegant and simple, and
his servants wear no livery. . 'Mrs. Dickens is
a charming person ; in character and manner
truly a gentlewoman.' ' Walter Savage Landor is
'glorious old man, full of fine poetic thought,
and generous enthusiasm for liberty.' ; Charles
Eemble is a grand looking old man, animated
wid agreeable in conversation,, and preserving
Ja a wonderful degree his enthusiasm for his
profession.' Carlyle said; Margaret Fuller was
great creature ; but you have .no full biogra
phy of her yet ; we want to know what time she
Sot tip,- and what tort of shoes and stockings
i&8 cre.
Letter From tlie Itev. Mr. M'Donald.
Catholic Patter of Manchester and Concord, New
We publish below the reply to the infamous
Roorback purporting to be a letter from the Ro
man Catholics of Manchester and Concord, New
Hampshire, which has been .going the rounds
of the 3yhigj?ress. The, slanderous document
ifwilf be seen, is branded , with the infamy it
deserves, by the Catholic clergyman of the pla
ces from whence it originated. The incident of
the names of the two documents, as they have
accidentally occurred, is most significant. The
true, unvarnished.and honest tribute paid to
Gen. Tierce, will speak for itself, while the in
sidous and malicious slander, originating as it
does with Cooney, who has for years been despi
sed by tho upright Democracy of the country,
will fall to the ground by the weight of its own
To the Editors of the Boston rost.
Gentlemen In the Manchester American,
and in several other papers, have been publish
ed documents, or certificates, numerously sign
ed, and intended as an answer to the letter
which I. in conjunction with a few CATHOLICS
OF CONCORD, addressed to MR. WHITE OF
MILWAUKIE, exonerating General Tierce from
the charge of inactivity or indifferance in rela
tion to the abrogation test.
I deem it a duty to myself and to the signers
f that letter, to show how those counter state
ments were manufactured. Before doing so, I
must premise :
1st. This is my fifth year in Manchester, Con
cord, &c, and during that time I have- never,
in any way, interfered in elections. "X et I at
tentively watched the movements of the politi
cal parties in this State, and particularly when
the convention for revising the constipation was
in session. As a Catholic, I was interested in at
least one measure before that body. Hence I
read and filed the daily reports of its proceed
ings. From these, it was evident that WOOD
2. When Gen. Pierce was so unexpectedly
nominated as the candidate of one party, he
was at once accused, by a certain no torious par
tisan, of being the principal, if not the sole
cause of the failure, on the part of the people,
to abolish the test This accusation, so astound
ing to honest men in this section c f the country,
wh knew Gen. Pierce had labored zealously in
behalf of the Catholics led me to wish that
some means might be adopted toi disabuse the
Catholics of the Union of the fde impression
which this most untrue charge wa s likely to cre
ate. It was nothing to me how Ootholics voted,
but I was not willing that party hacks should
be permitted, with impunity, to trade upon what
they called the Catholic vote.
3. Yet it seemed to me, that ;is the Catholic
press throughout the country promptly exposed
this unworthv artifice for entraf .ping the votes
of Catholics," all had been done that was requi
red under the circumstances. Vet, to the as
tonishment of all persons here in New Hamp
shire, who are totally blinded by party tie, the
same charge was repeated for tho "WESTERN
market I suppose, as:FEW persons in THIS
quarter would be deceived by thu story, unless
perhaps, such persons as are not. only willing.
but tletermineu to De ueceiveu.
Mr. White, of Milwaukie, wrote to some friend
in New Hampshire, that this repitiition of the
charge against Gen. Pierce was industriously
circulated at the west. A few Catholics in Con
cord, who were supposed to know something
about the matter, were requested to fcitate what
they knew. Accordingly they afiiied their
names to the White letter. At this time I knew
nothing of the letter. But fit was brought to
me, and I was requested to certify that the
names appended to that document were names
onlv complied, but AS I ALSO KNEW THAT
TESTIMONY TO THEIRS. It is true that I
do not fully agrae, politically, with the party
which has nominated Gen. Pierce, BUT I RE
votes of Catholics were made into stock in the
vilest markets the political market and apart
from the indignation which a Catholic would
naturallv feel under these circumstances, I felt
IF HE FAILED IUW-maiaau nitoiAiJi
I certainly sapposed that the matter, so very
simple in itself, would rest here. . No question
would have been raised about it if Gen. Pierce
had not been nominated no question will
be raised about it three months hence.
It seems, however, that the document
signed by me, and the unanimous testimony
of" the . Catholic papers, well nigh destroy
ed what the Pilot calls the trap for catholic
votes. It was resolved to mend the trap. So
Mr. Coonev, of Albany, an Irish Catholic, I be
lieve, visited New Hampshire. His object was
to ge't up a counter document, signed by Irish
Catholics. Another partisan, whom I need not
name, was also interested in this matter. The
result was that documents, numerously signed,
were obtained from Manchester, Dover and other
towns As Drovmson in his number for the pre
sent month; caking of this very matter, says the
fools are not all dead pet, and a new brood is
hatched every year. The person xcho got vp those
counter certificates regard the catholic voters as fools
I suppose. I had determined to bestow no at
tention upon the matter ; but, upon reading the
documents in question, I found, not only that
they contained contradictory statements a
thing which did not concern me but that they
were intended as an' impeachment of the truth
of the certificate signed by me nay, the docu
ments insinuate that our signatures were not all
genuine. Of course my honor was here con
cerned., ...... r , . . . .
I know something about the manner in which
the signatures were obtained, in Manchester and
Concord. Few, of the sianers 1 believe, are voters.
When I state that Manchester is a Whig city,
that it is aup ported by corporation s--is alive
with factoriei , foundries and machine establish
ments -I suppose that I state no new thing when
I say that mat iv operatives, in matters of this
sort, act uude'r a species of moral restraint.
What inducement sufficed1 to bring Mr. Coo
ney all the w ay from Albany, to help the Cath
olics of : this .State to settle , their own. affairs,-1
will not stop to inquire.' Perhaps he is person
ally interested in the defeat of Pierce. Per
haps Mr. Robin son is for he, also, although he
has no part or 1 ot with us, kindly undertook a
journey from Ne w York to New Hampshire, that
we, Catholics, laight understand that we had
been badly treatet 1 by Gen. Pierce athing we did
not understand ' before, and which toe cannot,
with all the pai ns a Robinson has taken, un
derstand note. .
The counter, certificates were, I believe, writ
ten by Protest ants. Perhaps one of them was
not. I ndepertdently of external evidences, there
are phrases a nd expressions in them which be
tray their Protestant origin. They may have
been, and probably were, copied by Catholics.
An Irish na.me, as the Pilot sayswill command
any price nertainly any promise-: from politi
cians, until .November next. Why Protestants
betray such a tender interest in our welfare, and
why those "Protestants Jiappen to be interested
iu the coming election, is a phenomenon which I
do uot profess to explain. : ' '-'
The person who was employed in this place to
obtain signatures from the operatives, is a per
son of whose equivocal catholicity I will not now
say a word. Few of the signers understood the
import of the paper to which they affixed their
names. Some were called upon to sign in the pre
sence of their employers. Two persons, in one
shopto give only one instance were morally
forced to sign. Some were told that the docu
ment was a petition for the establishment, of the
ten hour system. Others were told that the mills
would be stopped, and they, in consequence,
thrown out of work, if Pierce were elected.
Some were told that it was a sort of naturaliza
tion paper. Others were told that it was a doc
ument to level at English influence." Some were
toid that it was a petition for equal rights.
Others signed it simply because they were ask
ed to do so. We need not wonder at all this,
Messrs. Editors, for such things occur frequent
ly, also, among persons who claim to be better
informed. The monster petitions we so often hear
of, are, I am pursuaded, got up in a similar way.
Petition bearers commonly find that the general
run of people will sign any paper. I am confi
dent, after investigation of the matter, that not
more than some half dozen persons knew -just
what they were .doing when they signed the
Cooney document. I know that some hero refu
sed to sign the paper, aud. yet found their names
appended to it. . ; i .
Nevertheless, there were intelligent and - re
spectable Catholics, whose names were required
but who would not sign the paper. Yet these
names were requisite. So the concoctors, after
most of the names had been obtained, changed
the whole document, as the first was of an ob
jectional character. A few names were obtain
ed to the second document, and then the bulk
of the signatures were transferred by the concoc
tors of the paper, and without leave, to the new
document. I call it new document, because it
differed, in several material respects, from the
old one. It was a different document. There
fore, nearly all the signers before the public,
were forged. Persons signed the second that
would not sign the first. Most of the persons
whose names appear,- never saw the second.
Then, the concoctors, in company with the ed
itor of the Whig paper, came to me to certify
that all the signers were Catholics. I could not
do it. True, I certified to the White signatures.
But they were few, and I knew all of them ;
whereas I do not know half the signers of this
Manchester document, admitting that all the
names appended to it arc names of persons real
ly existing. Secondly, because I would, in sign
ing that paper, certify to an untruth, inasmuch as
no true catholic wonld be guilty of signing a paper
publicly slandering any man, much more a man
now circumstanced as Pierce is.
I kuew that, on reflection, the first two names
on the first column, and the first on the second
column of signers will repent, if not before the
election excitement is over,' at least after, for
having endorsed the public defamation of a man
who has tried to befriend them and theirs who
has been acquitted, after a thorough examina
tion, of the charges they bring against him by
the Catholic papers by Mr. Brownson, who
says, in the numfcer for the present month, that
Pierce is no bigot, and tha; he is well known to
have exerted himself for the abolition of the
test ; and that he has the most boundless con
tempt for those who try to get votes for Scott
by laying on the shoulders of Pierce the blame
for the revised Constitution. Archibishop
Hughes tells U9 that both candidates are wor
thy of equal support. Nay, the respectable
Whig papers scorn to notice this new false issue
presented to Catholic voters, and even the pa
pers which started the story, are beginning to
own thai it is not trme. , J ' t f , n ? , - ,
I have something to say of the Concord docu
ment. To be brief, they who signed it labored
under the same misapprchensiou, and were im
posed upon in the same way with .those who
signed the Manchester rehash. Nay, more, Mr.
Cooney is also responsible for the Concord doc
ument Mr. Cooney, all the way from Albany,
finding that the Concord town records contain
ed nothing that Robison had not already twis
ted, and after consultation with certain free soil
notables, it was decided that another document
should be prepared. . By the aid of a , partizan
post-master and certain mill-agents, at Fisher
ville, a few Irishmen were morally coerced to sign
the paper. These persons assured me that they
knew not what the paper contained. 'They would
have caused the erasure of their signatures, but
I did not think it ' worth while ; convinced, as I
am, that the document will do no harm.
At West Concord, Mr. Cooney and his, aboli
tionist friends find a few Irishmen. The names
of John Gallagher and John Lynch were in the
Concord certificate signed by me ; and two men,
also bearing these names, live at West Concord.
These were asked whether they signed the
White certificates, endorsed by me. No, said
they.' Go to Concord, and you will find another
John Gallagher and John Lynch, i The concoc
tors professed to know no such men in Concord,
and that no such would be found. So that John
Gallagher and John .Lynch, of West Concord,
wre induced to give an affidavit that they had
not signed the White certificate.'' Their oath
was au hoilest. one, of course. 1 ! -1' ; r , - '
The John Gallagher and John Lynch who did
sign this White document, live in Concord. I
know tiem, and I know they signed- it.- They
are reaSy to make an affidavit to this effect.'" u
Thatooaey certificate says that one Halpin
lidx&i-gk 4h AVhiteCHumutJUi.eBiployv
er is a Whig, and he, together with Cooney, per
suaded Halpin to Swear that he did not sign the
certificate.- It will recollected that I did not get
up the document. I simply certified that the
persons whose names were appended to it were
Catholics, and that I believed the contents of
the letter perfectly true. I find upon inquiry
that Halpin, when asked to sign the paper, an
swered, I will, but put down my name yourself.
This circumstance he conceives, justified him
in swearing that he did not sign it.
1 hese things prove that the triumph which the
Cooneyiles supposed they had gained, with re
ference to these three cases, is no triumph at
Cooney went to most of the Irishmen known
to be in the employment of Whigs, and, as a
matter of course, I fear, most of them signed
the paper.' So far as I know, only one man re
fused. His name is Connars. The concoctors
of the document coaxed and flattered him with
out success. The amiable and accomplished
daughter of the employer of Connars also en
deavored to induce him to sign the paper. This
was a hard trial ; but Connars, who understood,
it would seem, the contents of the documents,
6teadily refused. "I was brought up to be a
Democrat," was his constant reply.
With reference to the Dover and Nashua certi
ficates, 1 cannot speak from personal knowledge,
but, if I be correctly informed, their history is
very similar to that of the Manchester and Con
cord documents.
From the above facts, it will be evident to the
public that the Coonejile papers, professing to
embody the Catholic sentiment of New Hamp
shire with reference to the test, (the only mat
ter I have at any time touched upon) must be
regarded as the production of a few political ene
mies of Gen. Pierce, They do not, in the slightest
degree, affect the truthfulness of my testimony,
as heretofore published. In the language of
Brownson, Pierce is well known to have exerted
himself in advocating the abrogation of the test.
If the Democrats wished to rest their case up
on the number of signatures, they would, I doubt
not, have procured an array of signatures that
would overwhelm the Cooneyite documents.
Perhaps they would now, if they thought it
worth while.
V Respectfully yours, - -- W: M'Donald.
Catholic Pastor of Manchester and Concord,
New Hampshire.
Horrible Death from Hydrophobia.
We mentioned, a few days ago, that Capt
Williams, who had been bitten .by a rabid dog,
at Brandywine, Del., had subsequently died of
hydrophobia at his residence near Cape May.
Dr. Wales, his attending physician, thus de
scribes the condition of the unfortunate man af
ter he became aware of the nature of his dis
ease :
"Fully now awake to the awful nature of his
situation, his mind, too, but little disturbed, he
continued from this time (about 6 o'clock, P. M.)
in a wakeful state, now conversing with tolera
ble composure upon such topics as might be sug
gested, and anon thrown into the most painful
muscular contortions, especially if any liquid
were offered him, or even any allusion made to
anything of the kind. The case, however, did
not attaTn its worst phrase until about 8 o'clock
the following morning. He seemed, indeed,
from early dawn to this hour, a little more com
posed; had even forced down a small quantity
of milk, although not without an effort which
was painful to behold. At or near 8 o'clock,
however, the final struggle commenced. With
a wild scream he besought the presence of his
mother, his wife, and others of hfs relations and
friends, and took a formal leave of them in a
manntr rational as possible. This was at once
succeeded by paroxysms so violent as to require
his being firmly secured to the bed, in which sit
uation the spasms increasing fast in frequency
and violence, with a rapid flow of saliva, at first
frothy and viscid, but afterwards thinner, less
tenacious, and made up of froth and a glairy
fluid. Which he sputtered forth while his strength
continued, clutching at it with his hands, some
times, as if to tear it away from his mouth.
His countenance was now at times shockingly
distorted, and his brain frenzied, his teeth gra
ting and gnashing in a terrible manner. He
contiiued in this awful state until about half
past 10 o'clock, A. M., when his power having
so fat failed as to prevent his dislodging, the
fast accumulating saliva, his throat gradually
filled with it, and he expired.
"In the flitting and varied expressions which
passed over the countenance of the unfortunate
patient toward the close of life, there were ex
hibited such appearances as would lead the be
holder (without much stretch of the imagination
to suppose that the rabid creature whose deadly
poison was circulating through his system by
its bite, had worked out the fact of transform
ing his very nature into his own. There was
the rabid canine expression as the human fea
tures would in any way allow of.
ilixl ft tmcedr. which, in a practice
of twenty-five years, I have seen nothing to
compare with."
The "Test" A significant Fsct.
In the town of Newport, New Hampshire, says
the Concord Patriot, the names of those who
voted on both sides of the question of striking
out the religious test, were recorded. The New
port Argus gives the names and political char
acter of all who voted on the question, from
. .1 i 1 OO nAmArtv&fa anil rn1 V
wmcn n appears mat ...-.
11 Federalists and Free Soilers voted in favor of
.... . a r T- .1 It.-.. An,l
abolishing the test. While 70 xeueransia uu
Free Soilers and only 4 Democrats voted against
abolishing it. Among those who voted against
abolishing the test, was D. Tekbt, a delegate to
the late Federal Convention, which unanimously
j... .-J nlonror that thft whics of
jiaopieu u resuiuuuu uw-wfb -- ,
New Hampshire have always been in favor of
. . . l I T lira, n linnHrnl fttbfer
aDOlismng mat teat i . v -
n.imtu'n rsf xa invention that passed that ly-
-a'i-.fC,, 1, o vnw himself in favor of
i 4U tno , .,1,'n a direc.tlu aaainst abol-
ishing it. We have po doubt that if the facts
could be shown, it would appear that three-quar-
ters 01 me votes Bpiust ouvwcui".
rcpro riven bv our oronnts. '
- - o - - . f
General Seott'a Inconsistency, and 'his
. Hospitality to the Adopted Cltlxsns.
i ' We :; anticipate ' our intention 'of . giving the
whole of tho abler memoir of General Scott, now
being published in the New York Herald, to our
readers, by printing, in advance, ths chapter
which the skilful writer devotes to the preten
tions set nn.by General Scott as the friend of
the adopted "citizens, and especially of Iriehmcri.
It is a production fortifieu by aDunuam autuon
ty, and, as the writer has history for proof, his
positions cannot be controverted. Never have
we read a more scathing and everwhelming ex
posure ; and all will concur in this opinion who
read the passage we print to-day. Before a
disclosure like this the halo of victory grows
dim. No bravery can excuse brutality. No
cause is ever made invincible by the exhibition
of revenge in its leader. Even the guilty should
be punished without the exhibition of exultant
and barbarous malevolence. General Scott s
profession of liberality to Irishmen is a pretence
-a sham a most transparent huckstering lor
votes. His punishment of them became a tavo
rite theme for native-American orators ; and
pictures of the fifty Irishmen hanging from a
scaffold in Mexico were posted up in our great
cities as an argument to prove the unworthiness
of all the sons of Erin. The horrid scene and
the savage sequel of branding, enacted by the
express orders of General Scott, were called by
the natives the justice of the ueneral. it the
Democracy spoke of it as a most severe retribu
tion, as they did, they were reminded that it
was General Scott who did the deed ; and if the
valor of adopted citizns in other conflicts was
referred to as good ground against the condem
nation of all for the crime of a few, the appeal
was laughed to scorn. General Scott came home
a victor; and whenever he discovered that he
had a chance to be nominated President, he
praised those whom for years he had persecuted
and whose national courage, especially as exhib
ited in defence of our country's honor, he had
attempted to stain by a 6ingle example of Irish
treachery, that history might quote it (but most
unjustly) as a proof of the baseness of the whole
Irish character. Wash Union.
Arrival or the Black Warrior An Editor
Garrotted Death or his Mother by
Urler The Crescent City rorbldden to
enter the Harbor.
New Oeleans, Oct. 4.
The steamship Black Warrior, with Havana
dates to the 1st, arrived here at noon. Her ad
vices are two days later than those received by
the Empire City.
The Picayune has received files of. Havannai
papers and correspondence to the day or sail
ing. ; The disaffection on the Island was growing
stronger and stronger every day, and the acts of
the Captain General Canedo, and his Secretary,
Don Mar in Galeno, are openly denounced in
various quarters of the Island.
Arrests of suspected persons are daily made,
and some are thrown into prison on the most
frivolous pretext.
The police force has been materially increas
ed, and domiciliary visits at unseasonable hours
are of frequent occurrence.
So fearful are the authorities lest an outbreak
should suddenly occur, scarcely a vessel reach
es the port that is not immediately boarded by
one or more of the officers of the government,
and the most searching investigation made.
The execution of Signor Faccioli. one of the
proprietors of the Voice of the People, the se
cret issue of which created so much consterna
tion among the government officials, took place
on the 30th. He was publicly garotted.
He died with mnch firmness, and manfully re
fused to the last to criminate any person with
him, or divulge the least secret connected with
the revolutionary movements. The execution
caused considerable excitement.
So great was the shock experienced by his
mother, who had been denied an interview with
him, that she died of grief a short time after the
execution had taken place.
The arrests of Count de Dors Imlcos and Jose
Farias had created much alarm.
The edict issued by the Captain-General a-
gainstthc American Steamship Lresent city,
forbidding her to enter the harbor, whilst Mr.
Smith remained on board, was still in force.
Sea Monster.
The cloop Escort, of Edgartown, Captain
Cleveland, arrived here this morning, with a
specimen of the fish genius, which we consider
to be a great curiosity. The fish is of the whale
species, generally, known by whalemen, as a
right whale "Killer," It was caught on Mon
day afternoon, off the south side of the vine
yard, by a sword-fishing party. Its length is
15 feet, its thickness lour feet, and us weight
about 3000 pounds. It has been visited by
large numbers, who have expressed great curi
osity at its mammoth proportions, come wag-
the same monster uapt. oeaDury was in pursuit
of, when last reported in the N. 1 . Tribune.
If it is not the far-famed sea-serpent, which is
annually seen off Nahant during . the watering
seasons, it is a "distant connection or the tami
ly," at least. The creature has a set of teeth,
which for regularity and whiteness would ex
cite the envy of our city belles, and cause a den
tist to fall into raptures. In fact, this is a "fish
as is a fish," and there is no fish 6tory about it.
New Bedford Standard.
The Female Race.
An old bachelor, whose advances towards ma
trimony bad been repulsed by a beautiful angel
in petticoats, thus delivered himself of his sen
timents in relation to the whole tribe :
"Well, I always knew woman wern't worth
thinking of; a set of dece'tful little monkeys ;
changeable as a rainbow, superficial as parrots,
as full of tricks as a conjurer, stubborn as a
mule, vain as peacocks, noisy as magpies, and
full of the "Old Harry" all the time ! There's
Delilah, now didn't she take the "strength" out
of Sampson! and wern't Sisera and Judith born
fiends? and didn't that little minx of an Herodi-
as dance John the Baptist s head off? Didn't
Sarah "Cain" with Abraham till he packed Ha-
gar oil I 1 ben there was ; well, the least
said about her the better ! But didn't Eve, the
foremother of the whole concern, have one talk
too many with the "old Serpent!" Of course !
she didn t do nothing else ! Glad I never set
mv ofFwtinTi An mnv nf 'fm. .Whr'iTBV niiriir
I case : How tormented hot this rocm 15 : ;
Descendants sfCuli.
With the exception of the noble Surrey, we can
not point out a representative in the male line
of any English poet. The bl?cd of beings of
that order can be seldom traced far down, even
in the female line." ' There is no. English poet
prior to the middle of the eighteenth century
And., wa.lnf linttfl. ndm err air mithnr, ,f tcppt CLax
endon and Shaftesbury of whom we have any
inheritance among us. Chaucer's only son died
childless ; Shakspeare's line" expired in his ,
daughter's only daughter. Nona of the other
dramatists of that age left any progeny ; neith
er did Raleigh, nor Bacon, nor Cowley, nor
Butler. The grand-daughter of Milton was tho
last of his family. Newton, Locke, Pope,
Swift, Arbuthnot, Hume, Gibbon. Cowper, '
Grey, Walpole, Cavendish, (and we might easily
extend the list) never married. Neither Bolin
broke, nor Addison, nor Warburton, nor Burke'
transmitted descendants.
J6i?Th9 exact age of tho Duke of Wellington
at the time of his death was eighty-three years
and four months. The Marquis of Anglesey,
who was with him at Waterloo, is a year older,
and still survives in tolerable health. The new
Duke at the time of his father's death, was at
Frankfort, whence he was immediately summon
ed. He has hitherto borne the title of Mara uis
of Douro, and until the last election he enjoyed
a seat in the House of Commons as member for
Norwich. He is 45 years of-age, and bears a
considerable, although not a striking, resem
blance to bis tather. He has never taken any
prominent part in public affairs, nor is he like
ly to do so. The Duke's second son. Lord
Charles Wcllesley, was with him at the time of
his death. He is 44 years of age, and has a
seat in the House of Commons as member for
South Hampshire. It is believed thai the pro
perty of the Duke of Wellington will be found
to have accumulated greatly in late years. His
income was very large, not only from the vari
ous grants made to him by Parliament after his
successive victories, but also from the numerous
appointments he had long held. The principal
of these was that of Commander-in-Chisf, of
which the salary is 3, GOO per annum.
The Expected Flying Ship.
Mr. Rufus Torter, the proprietor of the pro
posed Flying Ship, reports progress. He says
that the most essential part of the apparatus is -ready
tor inflation with air ; the longitudinal
rods, rudder, pulleys, replenishing pipes and sa
loon wires will soon be adjusted. The engines
are superior, both in construction and style.
The floor of the saloon" Is'lwenty feet in fengdT"
by six in breadth, and consists of a combination
of upward of one hundred and forty pieces of
spruce timber, and strong enough to sustain
forty persons ; yet its entire weight Is only twea- "
ty-five pounds. The floor of the engine-room is '
arranged to be independent of the main floor ;
and the engine and boiler are so arranged as to
be at any time disconnected from the wheels and
detached from the saloon, should occasion so
require, for the purpose of repair or otherwise.
If the weather continues favorable, and no un
forsecn misfortune prevents, Mr. P. expects to
gratify the friends of the project in about two
weeks time by a successful demonstration.
JY. V. Tribune.
The White House In 17 8.
A Mr. Wansey, whose published notes of a
tour in this country in 1784 hae recently been
the subject of notice in tho American papers,
gives the following description of breakfast at
the White House. Will the breakfast in these
days bear a comparison with this ?
"Mrs. Washington herself made tea axwl cef
fee for ns. On the table were two small plates
of sliced tongue, dry toast, bread and butter,
but no broiled fish as it is the general custom.
Miss Custis, her grand daughter, a pleosin
young lady of about sixteen, sat next her broth
er, George Washington Custis, abotot two years
older than herself. There was but little ap
pearance of form no livery. A silver urn, for
hot water, was the only expensive thing on the
table. Mrs. Washington appears to be some
thing older than the President, altLonii bora
in the same year, in statue rather robust, very
plain in her dress."
Sam Hyde was a tame Indian, and a moBt no
torious liar. On one occasion he sold a man a
deer he had shot and left on the epot where he
M 3 "11 . .S V ? 1 .
naa Kiuea mm uie puronaser to be at the trou
ble of sending for hira. Sam described the lo
cality where the deer was to be found.
"In a certain field, near the creek, and under
the big elm tree.
The messenger returned without brineine the
deer. There was no deer there! When flam.
who had been paid in advance, was overhaul
ed for his fraud, he answered;
"iou found tho field!"
"You found the creek f
"Yes." :,
"You found the big elm tree !"
"You found no deer!"
"No." . '
"Well, three truths to one lie is Prettv rood
for an Indian!" v
BSu.'Tapa.ri've'been-seemff cook
and can you tell me how dough resmbles the
"The sun. Freddy!'
"Yes, Pa."
"No I cannot.
Freddy, with great glee, 'Because when it
rises it is light Pa soliloquising 'That child
is too clever to live.
"CA Compbomise. A New York paper sajg
of the late Robert C. Sands sued for damages ia
a case of breach of promise of marriage. He
was offered two hundred dollars to heal his bro
ken heart. "Two hundred !" he exclaimed,
"two hundred dollars for ruined hopes, a blast
ed life ! two hundred dollars for all this ! No
never ! Make it three, and it's a bargain '
S"-There papen. in Boston called "To
Day" another has been commenced called "To
Morrow." The "Day After To-Morrow" is ex
pected to appear shortly ; - and some anti-pro-jress
people are meditating one to be called:
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